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    2018 High School Football

    Last year, Katy (TX) opened $70M Legacy Stadium with a 25x60' video board. http://thekatynews.com/2017/08/18/katy-isd-opens-its-new-legacy-stadium/ If ready, in McKinney, TX, they'll open their new stadium but the video board won't be as big. I say "if ready" because they have cracked concrete issues just like their Collin County neighbor, Allen ISD had with their $50M stadium in 2014.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    San Antonio will host the eight teams for training camp https://www.ksat.com/sports/football/new-pro-football-league-to-hold-league-wide-training-camp-in-san-antonio
  3. Jon Hollamby, a Sydney-based art director specializing in branding and advertising, wrote a Medium post titled, "Forget about your :censored:ing logo. Nobody cares." It was later picked up and edited a bit by Fast Company, but I'll post excerpts from the original (linked above).
  4. Maryland accepts responsibility for the death of Jordan McNair and yesterday they bought out the strength coach. http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/24374654/maryland-terrapins-accept-responsibility-mistakes-made-death-jordan-mcnair
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    Football and CTE

    Full Article (registration needed): http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2645104 Public Release: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/tjnj-hpo072017.php Release excerpt:
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    Football and CTE

    Cigarette anyone? Danny, do you have stock in Monsanto too?
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    Football and CTE

    Danny, the NFL is the least toxic of all football. And I like the NFL more than most here. Youth and HS football is the most toxic environment from deaths due to excessive heat, to poor leadership "in the name of manhood", to guys being just being a-holes and allowing rape like in Steubenville Ohio, Danny.
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    2018 High School Football

    Well, we've had a least one training death in the last three weeks. https://q13fox.com/2018/07/24/student-athlete-dies-after-summer-conditioning-workout-at-federal-way-high-school/
  9. Good on Maryland for suspending the staff involved. Recall, 13 Iowa players were hospitalized after workouts in 2011 and the S/C coach is still on staff and is now the highest paid S/C coach in NCAA football. When the UCF player died under O'Leary, they had that the player has the Sickle Cell trait to their advantage and the state of Florida has a $200,000 cap on lawsuit damages for state agents. 2012, the S/C coach kept his gig
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    U.S. Space Force Logo Vote

    This. Every one of the six has zero continuity to the look of other five preceding military branches. It as if nobody looked at the service marks or emblems of the others.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Toyota Stadium in Frisco has the FCS title game through 2020. Also, the Frisco ISD hosts high school football games there since part of the $40M renovation and building of the US Soccer HoF was to build new locker rooms which could be expandable to accommodate up to 100. https://www.fcdallas.com/stadium/events The school district can use it basically whenever it's not booked by the team ( at least per the original 2005 agreement). http://www.friscoisd.org/ly/news/pizzahutparkopens_05aug.htm Plus, the Dynamo have Texas Southern games on that Field plus UIL playoff games.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    No vote in Austin tonight. They'll just review the amendments to accept/decline tonight. Next Wednesday, August 15 will be a special council meeting.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Precourt lobbyist Richard Suttle to the Austin council, "Your staff took a two-page long resolution and turned it into a 30-page term sheet... There are many poisoned pills in what I've seen passed out tonight. This city will not get an MLS team if [the deal] gets any more unbalanced financially."
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    2018 NFL Season

    Baylor WRs cannot run routes well. The big seasons from Josh Gordon and Kendall Wright are outliers to the norm of all of those drafted high (Gordon, Wright, Williams, Coleman). In college they only ran four routes (Hitch, Slant, Go, Post) and a WR screen.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Tonight's Austin City Council meeting is getting tense and security had to break up the opposing parties shoving each other. And apparently PSV and the Austin developer touted creating the required MLS academy as a "community benefit" of having the stadium, however they failed to mention how the stadium would benefit girls soccer and hasn't made many folks happy.
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    Football and CTE

    Good to know. Now remember Cosmic's comment on the university name. Oh and while UB had their press release this week, the L.A. Times reports this: http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-medical-payouts-20180808-story.html If football builds so much "character", are these guys and their families lying to get cash?
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    International Football 2018-2019

    Univision confirmed their CL commitment to linear telecasts. https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/08/09/champions-league-univision-coverage-press-release-uefa-europa?xid=socialflow_twitter_si&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=si-soccer&utm_source=twitter.com
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Did Soccer United Marketing actually sell the TV rights to anything but the Final? Do you have proof of a "Dodge"? US Soccer uses SUM to sell their games and FOX splits rights with ESPN through 2022. There's more than just ESPN on this. Your disappointment needs to be more with SUM as its MLS owners don't want to be embarrassed by lower level clubs on a national stage.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    I think (s)he made a potrmantue of Arthur Ashe Stadium and Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center, on which the stadium is located. While Flushing Meadows Park is big, 900 acres, and there's enough greenspace to build something, there's no feasible way for anything to be constructed within a reasonable timetable. Meanwhile, AAF is signing players. Only Trent Richardson and kicker Nick Novak are the names of note.
  20. Why are you dog whistling yet again?
  21. It's more than that. The children who will go to his school are already at least one or more grade levels behind in reading. These are really those typically left behind (to be forgotten and not given opportunities to regroup) or those who are "socially promoted" at an early age just to get them out ASAP.
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    International Football 2018-2019

    Serie A to ESPN+ https://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2018/08/more-than-340-serie-a-tim-matches-headed-to-espn-in-new-multi-year-u-s-rights-agreement-for-italian-football/
  23. The Bucks point differential hasn't been very good in the last four years. They've had a negative differential each of their last three.
  24. Westgate SuperBook released NBA win totals this morning. http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/24292394/nba-golden-state-warriors-top-all-teams-under-625-2018-19-season Atl 23.5 Bos 57.5 Brk 32.5 Cha 35.5 Chi 27.5 Cle 30.5 Dal 34.5 Den 47.5 Det 37.5 GS 62.5 Hou 54.5 Ind 47.5 LAC 35.5 LAL 48.5 Mem 34.5 Mia 41.5 Mil 46.5 Min 44.5 NO 45.5 NY 29.5 OKC 50.5 Orl 31.5 Phi 54.5 Phx 28.5 Por 41.5 Sac 25.5 SAS 43.5 Tor 54.5 Uth 48.5 Wsh 44.5
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    The XFL may be making a comeback

    Nothing yet. The A's first choice of a new site, which was in-between downtown and the Coliseum complex, was rejected by a community college district which owns the land. The Port of Oakland is in negotiations with the Athletic's currently on a 60 acre site. The team still has offered the city and county $135M for the Coliseum site.