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  1. americantrotter

    Washington Football Team is now the Washington Commanders

    There was an easy choice. Remake the old helmet crest to George Washington. Keep the scheme otherwise minus the feathers for revolutionary tattered flags.
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    John Madden has passed away

    That is the exact thought that ran through my mind. Bill in life seems to be as addicted to his scruples that don’t follow what we know of him publicly as he is making game decisions that he won’t ever elaborate on. We know he respected Madden but we’ll never know why he ducked out of the...
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    The Game Goat Thread: Wk. 16 at Indy

    The early season team showed up, but didn’t stick around all game. Wynn was awful. The energy didn’t match theirs but I was waiting for someone to punch us in the mouth and see what happens. I know there are no moral victories, but what looked like a game I should turn off turned into a game...
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    The Championship 2018-19: More interesting than the Premier League

    So embarrassing. It was always going to be a struggle post Premier League, but hopefully the club survives.
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    Final Four and National Championship Thread

    I wish I could go back to tell my 7th grade self about this. Living in Richmond and dealing with all the front running Duke and UNC fans (who all had different college football allegiances) so happy for the kid that still lives in me. Congrats to all the actual Hoos who went to school there or...
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    AFCCG: Pats at Chiefs Buildup

    St. Louis. Whatever dome. Wembley Gillette superdome. Atlanta Benz dome. Foxborough
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    The NFL and the National Anthem

    Having attended Radford (Liberty rival in basketball and all around immoral public school) I can attest that the sport culture at Liberty is strong. Radford too has a Nike contract. Nike knows how to corner the market on hot spots. Back to Liberty. Their desires as a school will only be...
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    The Championship 2018-19: More interesting than the Premier League

    Well without them Bolton doesn’t exist anymore. It was tenuous enough with them. I’m no fan of the money in the game, but there’s not a lot of support fan wise to checking the imbalances.
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    How Much Better Are Players Now?

    Is t there something to consider about African American players too? Sure Jackie and others make it, but at what point did that talent level finally get equal shots? Not until at least the 70’s. If you compare today with back then they hamstrung themselves too. Modern everything makes modern...
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    How did you come to pick an EPL team?

    My sister often compares Liverpool to Sox fans. She lives in Oakland and finds all of our fans entitled and loud. Of course we’re Wanderer fans being born in Bolton. So no EPL team for me atm. But I have a soft spot for Liverpool because they’re Northern. Hate Man U. I get the easy...
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    Pearl Jammin' with Grandpa, the Bill Simmons Thread

    Tony K likes House. In some respects, friends can be good or bad, but when there is chemistry it’s good. I like House as an additional member, mainly because I don’t care about golf and his food pod is over the top.
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    The process is dead, long live the process.

    Also because US sports fans are oddly socialist when it comes to drafting/competitive balance. In Econ we studied about bubbles and what happened to fund managers who got out early. They were marginalized or fired. No one said they weren’t right, just that they didn’t maximize the potential...
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    Ainge's type

    All I know is that before the KG fueled run I was worried about weird brain science. He won me over with the big three. I think back to the brain science and I marvel at the moves made when he looked to be a one hit wonder when we got old. Damn, we’re lucky. It could’ve gone sideways, but...
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    Hayward's Injury

    What was the tanking landscape then? Philly must have been at it already, but it wasn’t widespread.
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    Hayward's Injury

    Well Rev that was excellent. I was just so impressed that he is a part of the we and was so obviously so happy to be sharing his belief in the team. It could have gone so many ways with that injury on a new team. The mental aspects alone are daunting. This team seems so well put together...
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    Hayward's Injury

    You know what I liked about Hayward’s blog post? We. It was always we.
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    2017-18 Championship: Some big clubs down here

    That hurts. Well we’re staying up. Proud of my hometown. No transfers paid in 3 years and one promotion and a survival anyways. Founding member of the football league, no one likes us and we don’t care.
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    Pearl Jammin' with Grandpa, the Bill Simmons Thread

    WindHorst is good on pods. I like him with Tony K and Bill. He’s better away from ESPN.
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    Jurassic World 3: Where the Dinosaurs have Quad Injuries and Hate Their Shoe Deals

    I like Kawhi a lot. But, I am in irrational love with Brown. No deal for me. Too many unknowns, salary and asset repercussions as noted above, and I want to see Brown and Tatum terrorize together as Celtics.