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    Pats QB Options

    I’m fully prepared to relive the disappointment of draft night 2018 when Lamar Jackson was still on the board for both of the Pats first round picks. I kind of wanted him at 23 and then was cackling with delight when he was still there at 31 (Bill outsmarted everyone!) only to watch the Pats...
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    2021 Golf Thread

    I chuckled at the spoiled video. I’ve been out 3 times so far this year, and it feels like I’m on the verge of a big improvement. I have been improving since joining a club in 2018, and last season saw a big jump as my handicap came down from 16 to 11.7 at its lowest (finished the year around...
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    Nominations for best Boston area Play by Play and Color Commentators ALL TIME

    PBP: Santos and Castiglione. The sound of their voices always went hand in hand with a fall afternoon working in the yard. Color: Heinsohn. Honorable mention to Gino Capelletti
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    Pats QB Options

    I tend to agree that they are unlikely to make a major trade up in this draft, though it all depends on how they grade the QBs who are likely to be available after No. 3. That said, I would love to get inside Belichick's head on this -- he must know that he doesn't have that many years left to...
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    New England Patriots Hall of Fame

    Is there a published selection criteria? Given how much emphasis BB placed on special teams throughout the entire run, I think Slater (3x Super Bowls, 7x All Pro, 9x Pro Bowl) should be a lock. Larry Izzo (3 Super Bowls, 1x All Pro, 3x Pro Bowl), the special teams "ace" of the first dynasty...
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    2021 PGA Tour

    Jecra, I probably expressed myself poorly upthread. I did not mean to suggest that amateur golf should become a free-for-all with no rules on clubs, just that under a bifurcated system the pros would adhere to a stricter set of local rules. The rest of the golfing public could continue playing...
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    2/2 Celtics @ Warriors

    This team is allergic to holding leads. Theis launches a crunch time three (my least favorite trend this season), followed by a GW turnover and dumb foul.
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    2021 PGA Tour

    Sure, there will be some line drawing to be done at the outset, but it seems that the idea of bifurcation is aimed at reigning in distance at the top levels of golf. So I would guess that any bifurcated rules would cover the pro tours and open events. Events like the U.S. Am & qualifiers could...
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    2021 PGA Tour

    I don't see bifurcation as undermining sponsorship deals. My sense is that most of the changes that we might see implemented would be focussed on the driver (and perhaps to a lesser extent, fairway woods). The proposals specifically mention shaft length, club head size and COR. None of that...
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    Celtics New Alternate Uniform---Yay or Nay?

    I like these more than the previous City Edition alternates. It’s at least a cool concept for an alternate jersey to highlight the franchise history through the banners. I would like to see what they would look like if you took the concept a step further and put a border around the numbers...
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    Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    Tom is about 3,000 yards behind Brees for the all-time passing yards record (of course, if you count playoff games, Brady moves ahead). With speculation that Brees might retire after this season, Tom might only need to play one more season in Tampa to retire with the all-time records for Wins...
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    ACC Coaches to propose that all D1 teams make 2021 NCAA Tournament

    Army, St. Francis, William & Mary and The Citadel are all in favor of this proposal.
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    Deadspin defectors debut

    I will probably throw them $8 at the start to support some of these folks who I have enjoyed reading in the past, but I can’t see myself spending that in perpetuity. If Deadspin was profitable through advertising, why not simply follow that model again?
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA to resume season July 31 at WDW

    I can’t wait. If Kemba is healthy I think they are poised to make a run. The Celtics are 3 games back of Toronto and 2.5 ahead of Miami, so it’s likely that those last 3-4 games will be meaningless tune ups unless Toronto staggers out of the gate.
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA to resume season July 31 at WDW

    I disagree that most fans just want to see the heavyweights fight it out. Not that some of those games don't live up to the hype, but a tournament that is mostly chalk is boring. I think people would love an NCAA tournament where Mt. St. Mary's played in the title game. For me (and I think...
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    2020 Golf Thread

    My club in Western New York just announced that it is closing both the clubhouse facilities and the course until further notice. The clubhouse/dining closure certainly makes sense, but the membership seems ready to riot over the course closure. The grounds crew is continuing to work, and...
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    2020 Men's B-Ball Conference Tournament Gamethread

    CAA quarterfinals today. 1-seed Hofstra advanced in the early game, knocking off Drexel. Northeastern plays the late game against Towson. Northeastern had a mediocre regular season, but was a popular dark horse pick. Charleston and Delaware is the other game this afternoon. William & Mary...
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    2020 Golf Thread

    I have used a few different apps over the years, but have settled on 18 birdies the past two seasons. It works well in conjunction with Apple Watch, though I can't speak to Android/Wear OS. The watch gives distances to front/middle/back and you can enter basic scoring info (score, GIR, number...
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    2019 Golf Thread

    Heading to San Juan, PR with the family for 4 days in a couple weeks and might be able to squeeze in a round of golf one day. Anyone have any course recommendations? (Non-golf recommendations welcome, too)
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    2019 Golf Thread

    I’m sure you’re right and didn’t mean to imply that good players are all playing MB-style blades, but the T100 and other “players irons” all have much weaker lofts compared to GI sets that keep getting stronger lofts. (e.g. the T100 4 iron is 24*, T200 is 21*, and the T300 is 20*). Somewhat...