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Comment 23 Jun 2019

Every league except for the SEC has their basket cases in football. Maybe the OP should accept the fact that every other league besides the SEC doesn't have the natural local talent base of the SEC and stop worrying that "OMG, Rutgers and Maryland are gonna hurt us w/ the analytics geeks in the CFB committee backroom! Waaaaaaaaahh!!". Wake Forest, Oregon State, Kansas, musical chairs in the Pac-12-bad football programs happen. Circle of life.

Comment 23 Jun 2019

Yes, the whole "cold blooded" thing is somewhat overhyped. For instance, I read the bio of Bill Belichick, and according to almost every player who has played for him in New England and every coach who has coached w/ him, he isn't overly cold blooded. He is hilarious in the film room, is generous w/ the behind the scenes people in the organization, and is by all accounts a good dude. The main reason he gets his reputation is the fact that he doesn't suffer fools gladly, and unfortunately w/ sports media members, social media regurgitators, and bloviators who think that their hottake matters as much as the actual facts on the field and trends in the game, that attribute goes quite far in getting an individual a negative label in today's media world/pop culture.

Comment 23 Jun 2019

The best part was the local nature-you played for your local school, your youth league team sponsored by Such and Such Construction or Joe's Car Wash or your local NAPA dealer,etc,etc. No 3rd Grade Travel Elite For Everything with parents schlepping 10 year olds off to Kalamazoo or Nashville every weekend for tournaments, all in the deluded hope that Joey or Addyson will miraculously get a full ride college scholarship, which just doesn't happen.

This is one reason why I like football best-it is still the most local and school-centric of the major sports. Sure, there are the 7 on 7 flag camp teams in the summer, but that doesn't mean a thing when the pads start cracking on Friday nights.

Comment 23 Jun 2019

Castillo admitted he wasn't placing his fastball, said his breaking stuff was great but the Brwers were able to lay off of it. Iglesia errors were the difference in the game. Merde happens.

Comment 22 Jun 2019

Irsay also purchased the original “scroll” manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road for over $1 million. He is well known for his party animal antics in Indy. At the Roger Waters show in Louisville a year or two ago my buddies and I were in the same row w/ a dude who claimed to be the main weed dealer for the Colts. He told us some ridiculous story involving police helicopters swooping down on Irsay’s estate!

Comment 21 Jun 2019

ND always gets a couple of TEs ranked in the Top 3 or so for the position, every class, every year. It's what they do. If it was DEs or WRs, I might be slightly concerned...............

Comment 21 Jun 2019

Cincinnati had a 1st round pick-2 in fact-Hayes,Bazely-for the first time in 20 something years..................

Comment 21 Jun 2019

As long as tOSU is in the playoffs, I really don't care. I'm as sick as anybody of seeing Clemson and Bama in the playoffs, but I have to admit that the playoff games they have played have been great-rooting for media drama over great games is just dumb,imo.

Comment 21 Jun 2019

They are still touring w/out Walter Becker?

Comment 21 Jun 2019

To be fair, you need to look at the stats for felonious assault, not just murder. Emergency medicine has improved greatly since the 1970s-the murder rate is definitely down by a large margin, but people are still trying to kill each-the docs are just doing a much better job of saving the victims. Intent counts-right.........................

Comment 21 Jun 2019

Iglesias has better stuff, but his head isn't always in the game. Smart move by Bell.

Comment 21 Jun 2019

Travelling team conclaves are all day events-they sell beer for the parents at the baseball center in Dayton during youth tournaments. I imagine it is similar in other places.....................

Comment 21 Jun 2019

The Reds are playing only the Brewers and Cubs for the next 10 or so games. Perfect time for a hot streak. The Astros series was huge b/c all three games were the type of low scoring gut check games that the Reds have been awful in all year