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  1. Morgan's Magic Snowplow

    EPL Survivor Pool

    What's been hard for me in general is thinking about how much of the season we'll likely get through before declaring a winner. In a really big pool, you know that you'll have to get to the end or very close so calculated risks make a lot of sense even early on. You've gotta take Norwich or...
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    Inside the Red Sox’ COVID-19 outbreak, and how it nearly derailed their season

    The vaccination thing is extremely frustrating but its largely a league decision. The team seems to have had full control over its testing and masking policies. It was somewhat understandable that they relaxed them in June. But the failure to reinstate the more stringent protocols once Delta...
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    2021/2022 Champions League: Not the Super League

    I love that Club Brugge are absolutely outplaying PSG. Can't take anything for granted in European play.
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    2021/2022 Champions League: Not the Super League

    Ole and head-scratching decisions about substitutions. Name a more iconic duo.
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    2021/2022 Champions League: Not the Super League

    Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a team get awarded three PKs in a single half. Edit: Google suggests that a Brighton-Palace grudge match once featured five PKs awarded in the span of 27 minutes!
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    2021/2022 Champions League: Not the Super League

    I don't it was intentional but really bad challenge from Wan Bissaka and a deserved red.
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    2021/2022 Champions League: Not the Super League

    A lot depends on the club but I think the number of fanbases for whom the league is more important is actually pretty small. Just thinking about the contintental clubs that won or plausibly could have won the CL in recent history, the CL seems more important for Real, Barcelona, Atleti, Juve...
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    Mac was the culprit but the failure had nothing to do with being in the red zone and it being tougher to move the ball in that situation. It was the type of route you’d run on 3rd and 4 anywhere on the field. It was open and Mac just made a poor throw.
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    Week 1 NFL Game Thread

    Lololol. Appropriate way for this game to end. That play was like a middle school football pass.
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    Week 1 NFL Game Thread

    Wtf is Gruden doing?
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    Week 1 NFL Game Thread

    Terrible ball security from Lamar.
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    Week 1 NFL Game Thread

    Oh boy. Raiders gonna raider.
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    Week 1 NFL Game Thread

    Raider Nation is still awesome, even in Vegas.
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    I feel like the red zone vs between the 20s commentary gets it pretty wrong. The Patriots were bad in the red zone not because Mac struggled there, but because the offense more generally shot itself in the foot. Of the three red zone failures, one was a bad fumble inside the 10, one was a...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    Lots of credit should go to Flores and his staff. Miami won because they were the more disciplined, less error-prone team and because they had great play scripts for the first drive of each half, which the Patriots defense just wasn't ready to handle in either case.
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    A league average starter is pretty good. Look at the QB talent that has come into the league just in the last fives years - Mahomes, Watson, Allen, Dak, Lamar, Herbert, Baker, Burrow, Murray, plus the other four guys from this year, a couple of whom will likely be pretty good. Throw in some...
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    Agree completely, especially about the strength of the Dolphins D being an important contextual factor. The national media perspectives on Mac will be really interesting to watch. On the one hand, if he has a good rookie season and leads the Patriots back to the playoffs its just a natural...
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    I'm sure he left some plays on the field but I'd rather have him err on that side than do a bunch of stupid shit (after the first play at least). Its important to learn to strike the balance a bit better but he definitely seems like a guy who has the mental tools to do that. He is already an...
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    They might also have had some longer developing deeper pass play calls in the game plan but scratched them once Brown went down and Herron started doing his turnstyle impression.
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    I think this is right. Beyond the fumbles, poorly timed penalties really hurt the Patriots on offense and negated some of the few chunkier plays they did make. They would have had 1st and goal at the 1 after a 13 yard run on the third drive, but it was brought back by a Wynn hold. They had a...