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  1. Hoya81

    Tom Brady is retired

    I spent a few minutes comparing their respective stats and basically there’s a Hall of Fame career between just the top line numbers: Brady: 649 TD/212 INT, 89,214 yds Montana: 273 TD/139 INT, 40,551 yds Difference: 376 TD/ 73 INT, 48,663 yards Montana probably lost around 4 seasons worth...
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    Wyc ownership group planning to make Celtics available for sale

    IIRC, they aren't barren, just a lot of industrial lots. The T has a big bus depot there as well. I'm not sure the locals would be on board either. They didn't respond too kindly to the joint Pats-Sox Megaplex concept in the 90's.
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    Rank the best moves by a Celtics GM that contributed to a Banner.

    September 6, 1985: The Los Angeles Clippers trade C Bill Walton to the Boston Celtics for F Cedric Maxwell and a 1986 1st round draft pick (Arvydas Sabonis was later selected)
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    Post-Championship Media Thread

    WCVB has a nice graphic of all of the cities championship banners that I usually keep as my phone background: PDF Slightly different version:
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    What will be the next number retired by the Celtics?

    Interestingly enough, #44 for the Celtics has been worn by three members of the Basketball Hall of Fame; Dave Bing, Pete Maravich and Paul Westphal.
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    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/shohei-ohtani-gambling-scandal-interpreter-ippei-mizuhara-to-plead-guilty-faces-up-to-33-years-in-prison/ Mizuhara pleading guilty to bank fraud and filing false tax returns, facing up to 33 years in prison.
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    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    At the very least, his agent should have had direct contacts to Ohtani’s Japanese agents/financial advisors just for coordination purposes, or even just friendly ties with his parents as a last resort.
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    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    I get being skeptical, but why would Mizuhara agree to be the middleman? There’s no benefit to him. Sure, Ohtani could have him fired as the interpreter if he doesn’t cooperate, but Mizuhara could turn around and immediately expose him as a degenerate gambler.
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    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    I wonder if the extra funds would be bonuses from winning MVP, Silver Slugger etc.
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    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    I'm sure there are plenty, but it also makes sense that Balelo probably handled Ohtani's account more or less personally. I wouldn't be surprised if all this ultimately led to some formal rules regarding interpreters in the next CBA.
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    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    At the very least his US tax returns would be in English and likely his MLB/endorsement contracts in the US. The indictment does say that the financial people reached out about the MLB deposit account, concerned that it would mess up his US taxes if the account was generating interest and/or...
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    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    It appears as if none of Ohtani's agents/financial people in the US spoke Japanese, which essentially guaranteed that all communications with Ohtani would have to go through Ippei.
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    MLB Mount Rushmore

    Ruth Robinson Mays Berra Edit: misread the title
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    A’s have signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a future ballpark in Las Vegas.

    Rivercats used to draw about average 8k per game in the decade pre-Covid, but have struggled after the PCL resumed operations in 2021; averaging a little less than 5k a game. But the team has also finished 4th, 5th and 5th in their division in those years.
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    A’s have signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a future ballpark in Las Vegas.

    Not to defend Mt. Davis by any means but it’s easy to see why the original football configuration wasn’t optimal for the Raiders.
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    A’s have signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a future ballpark in Las Vegas.

    The Kings bought a controlling interest in the team and the stadium in 2022, I assume they'd be on the hook for any upgrades. I'd be interested to see if Vivek Ranadivé is playing a long game here. If the Las Vegas project falls through, maybe Fisher finally gives up and Ranadivé is first in...
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    2024 NFL General Season News and Notes

    I’d be worried about a sophomore slump for both Stroud and Ryans and they have a very tough schedule next year: Home: BUF/MIA/BAL/DET/CHI/JAX/TEN/IND Away: KC/DAL/GB/NE/JAX/TEN/IND/MIN/NYJ
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    2024 NFL General Season News and Notes

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/39853342/arizona-cardinals-terry-mcdonough-arbitration-defamation Cardinals to pay ex-executive Terry McDonough (son of Will) $3 million after arbitrator in his wrongful termination action finds that team defamed him after he was relieved of his duties in 2023.
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    Just What is Apex Mountain: Rewatchables discussion thread

    United 93 was excellent but I simply cannot bring myself to watch it again.
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    Will you be watching the NFL playoff game on Peacock?

    The traditional cable business has been declining steadily for the last decade or so and no one is quite sure how to replace the revenue streams.