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  1. JimBoSox9

    To err is human; three errors is the Red Sox: the defense thread.

    Last night's defensive alignment infuriated me. You've got Rafela, an elite-potential CF, kicking balls at SS. You've got Durran, at least a pretty good LF, playing below-average CF. You've got Abreu having adventures in LF. I get that Story going down fucked the whole pig roast, but how many...
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    Arsenal 23-24: Watch this Space

    I don't think they parked the bus, I think City pressed their asses up against their own penalty box. Most of the Gunners back line had poor passing days, and Odegaard said after the game that they weren't playing as high up as planned or hoped. You could even argue that Arsenal's counter game...
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    Where Do You Want Bill to End Up?

    Sometimes the easy answer is the right answer. I'll be sad to see him on another sideline but I want him to keep coaching anyways because I like him more than Don Shula. Dallas has a good roster for getting those 15 wins and would also cause First Take to eat itself alive. How can it be any...
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    Casas finishes 3rd for ROY, Yoshida 6th.

    The idea is to incentivize clubs to call up top prospects early in the season rather than stash them for service time purposes.
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    Arsenal 22-23: Time to Deliver the Goods

    If you had told me at the start of the season that Granite Xhaka would be consistently getting into the dangerous area of the pitch and unlocking the last level of the defense, without getting routinely punished on the counter, I'd have asked you what league he was playing in. There's so much...
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    Arsenal 22-23: Time to Deliver the Goods

    I don't know that I'd back Tierney and Tomi to be healthy at the same time for more than a third of the season, anyways. It'll sort itself.
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    Match Week Four

    Brilliant - I'll be totally honest, I thought the NBCSN app had been subsumed by the Peacock rollout.
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    Match Week Four

    Anyone else getting error messages across the board on Peacock trying to stream the 10a ET games? I'm seeing "Content request not recognized" for all of them.
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    Arsenal 20-21: Artetenal and/or Kia Joorabchian Futebol Clube

    On the other hand, what better way to make clear to ownership that Xhaka and Elneny can't be considered midfield answers, in the last week of the transfer window? It's the only angle from which not starting Ceballos makes sense.
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    Game week 2 game thread

    FYI, I was surprised yesterday that I was able to sign up for Peacock for free through Xfinity (go to the Sports guide view, pick the EPL game, and the free offer popped up). Check your cable providers!
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    Arsenal 2019-2020 - Because Thursday Games are the Best Way to Start the Weekend

    I have some optimism that a full year of Arteta can get this current squad back to Europa next year, but we have to be realistic in that they need three Champions-caliber players between the central midfield and defense, and that kind of quality isn't coming in.
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    Match Week 34/35

    Counterpoint: more of the heavy lifting to create those goals was done by Arsenal's back line than Tottenham's attackers.
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    Looming? It's moved into the spare bedroom and going halfsies on the utility bills.
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    Alex Verdugo - on-field discussion thread

    MLBN had a whole video package showing his oppo approach, he definitely has the JD style of taking center-cut fastballs to left-center as his standard timing. As long as he doesn't forget about pulling entirely at Fenway, he should profile well at home. Edit: fixed left/right.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong

    I have to admire your commitment to staying on-brand.
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    What about Brusdar?

    I especially like how his mix profiles in a world where MLB really is serious about addressing the ball-fueled HR binge, it'll be a lot harder for launch-angle swings to lift that sinker and take it out of the park.
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    Arsenal 2019-2020 - Because Thursday Games are the Best Way to Start the Weekend

    Is it possible that Xhaka was always supposed to be a center back?
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    Holy fuck, Hinch and Luhnow fired by Crane - PC on MLBN now.