dfwabel

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  1. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    How did Zaza "fall"?
  2. The Sports Media Thread

    FOX, or what's left of it after the RSN sale to ESPN, is totally all in on the NFL long term after getting Thursday Night Football
  3. The biggest winner from the weekend's news is still Pitt's Kevin Stallings*. https://sports.yahoo.com/pitt-played-one-worst-halves-basketball-ever-230616959.html Pitt is now 0-17 in the ACC. *-Kevin Stallings is also indirectly tied to the FBI probe http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2018/02/23/Kevin-Stallings-pitt-panthers-basketball-vanderbilt-ncaa-wade-baldwin-fbi-investigation-corruption/stories/201802230241
  4. If he fired with cause, he'll actually make $5M MORE than if he is fired w/o cause. Miller would owe them $300K for what is likely to be a NCAA violation. Alabama may want to look at the contacts which AD Greg Byrne has approved to see what is in fine print since he pulled this one out while in Tucson. Miller can cash out some mining stock too. http://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcats/basketball/sean-miller-s-new-contract-includes-money-initially-promised-to/article_739b408f-fa10-5b27-b347-c862c69a81e7.html
  5. Even being fired with cause, it appears Miller will get paid 85% of his contract. https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2018/02/24/drafting-error-that-could-cost-university-of-arizona-millions-if-sean-miller-is-fired/#77445d69522d
  6. 2018 NFL Offseason

    Marcus Peters to the Rams. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/report-chiefs-to-trade-star-corner-marcus-peters-to-los-angeles-rams Oh no!
  7. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Sorry @Tracy Jordan Your plan looks very Aussie Rules like, but you've rewarded $hitty teams with more playoff games and potential revenue. Franchises still desire home games as those parking/concessions margins often tip the ledger to profitability. A #1 seed won't accept a maximum of eight home games if they sweep. Golden State would like extra games of revenue to pay for that new building. The GameDay staff would like those extra hours but you cut people's $$$ on the good squads by at least 25%! Happy? Your suggestion would give lesser seeds three home games before a 1/2 seed even plays. You've must then give the lesser seed just games 1&6 or 2&6 in a seven game series as their poor regular season performance does not require any equity.
  8. We're less than 100 days away from the Week 0 games and might as well start it now with the news that Bob Stoops is retiring from Oklahoma effective immediately with OC Lincoln Riley, age 33, taking over. http://m.newsok.com/source-ou-coach-bob-stoops-retiring/article/5551964?rotator=true
  9. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    Hampton decided to leave in November, past the July 1 deadline to announce any move. MEAC doesn't have exit fees, this the "fine" of $250K a defacto one. Hampton announced late as to keep a football schedule and the other schools ain't having it. Hampton was caught w/o a plan. Hampton wants to be full time Big South this July, but wanted both a MEAC football schedule this year, plus Celebration Bowl eligibility and be kept in the MEAC for a portion of the 2017-18 NCAA basketball conference share (which is paid over six years). Those three ideas, combined with their four page preemptive press release with their "demands" to the conference sent three weeks after announcing their move, are ridiculous. http://news.hamptonu.edu/release/Hampton-University-Goes-On-the-Record-Regarding-Its-Transition-From-MEAC-to-Big-South Here's what Hampton asked for, while saying they were going to be Big South full time starting in July:
  10. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Simmons is with Klutch as they gave his sister, Emily, a job four years ago.
  11. 2018 NASCAR Season Thread

    OUCH! http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2018/02/daytona-500-ratings-overnights-low/
  12. 2018 NASCAR Season Thread

    Daytona did it again with the final five laps taking an hour. The dessert was great, but nearly everything leading up to the dessert and service really was unacceptable. Sunday, I'll just tune in two hours after the green as they'll delay themselves in the last 30 laps.
  13. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    Say goodbye to Hosmer nationally but for his All Star Game appearances for the next three or four seasons and the possible Opening Day game against LAD or SF. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/sd-sp-padres-eric-hosmer-signs-0216-story.html Personally, I think they overpaid by $20M.
  14. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    I'll take your word for it. As soon as the Lakers PA guy introduced AC Slater (Mario Lopez) at the start of the show, we tapped out.
  15. Football and CTE

    This new test gets levels of both GFAB and UCHL1 which are the precursors for lesions which are related to both Parkinson's and CTE. Docs were quick to refute the headline, but recognize that reduced radiation exposure via CT scans is a positive outcome. Where's another thread for it, but the reality for the UFC is that they ran out of stars in the last 30 months (suspension, retirement, legends getting beat) and cannot create new ones since they the sport is hard and fighters do lose and can get into losing streaks quickly.
  16. 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:
  17. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Did Adam Silver basically say Steph Curry was the main reason why the ASG draft wasn't televised? http://thebiglead.com/2018/02/15/adam-silver-steph-curry-was-opposed-to-televising-the-all-star-draft/
  18. Football and CTE

    FDA approved blood test for adults which can determine a concussion within four hours of initial impact. https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm596531.htm
  19. PyeongChang 2018

    A 17 year old black kid (male or female) tweeting during competition and especially about food would be considered something else, likely "Ungrateful". Just ask the then slightly older Shabazz Napier.
  20. PyeongChang 2018

    What? David Feherty is former PGA golfer doing bits which Mary.Carrillo did, if you are old enough to recall Mary with NBC. It is about seeing the BEST athletes and while NBC loves to put events in prime time, they correctly focus on the BEST. HOW OLD ARE YOU? Felix, Lochte, and Douglas were 2012 Olympians and were medalists. We've known the first two since '04. Folks have known Shani was a selfish a$$ since 2002 when he was a short track dude and refused to be on the "relay". Shani still beefs with Under Armour and doesn't wear their skin since the 2014 suit issues in Russia.
  21. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Lane Johnson Jenkins Ertz Agalor The playbook is intact as a lot of the plays were Chip plays. For years, you admitted you don't watch NCAA football, thus you have little Chip Kelly memory except for... Fast paced Weird smoothie Power trip This year's championship has lots of Chip's playbook. It just wasn't run as often
  22. The XFL may be making a comeback

    We've spent weeks talking about nearly all your WWE issues with the XFL. Seriously, we have. The former XFL had 320 players yet less than 40 got back to NFL rosters after it folded. So telling me there's a need for a league for 10-15% of those dudes who aren't on a roster or practice squad is a false premise as folks won't pay $35-50/game to see such a mess. Go back and read it all before you reply again home.
  23. 2018 NFL Offseason

    17 player arrest since 2012 for the 49ers, most in the NFL. Even beating the damn Cowboys and Josh Brent killed a teammate in Jerry Brown.
  24. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Keep up the Philly Fan. Y'all don't wanna give Chip Kelly the credit he deserved via the playbook, the conditioning, and that roster has lots of his dudes.
  25. 2018 NASCAR Season Thread

    Ford CEO Jim Hackett canceled the 2020 Fusion redesign last October, so this isn't real news. The Fusion is a fleet vehicle by sales (government and rental), but sales have still dropped by 20% since 2014. The Mustang has to be what's next for the Cup Series.