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  1. It's a tradition like no other - the Basically a Sports Show: Ask Us Anything episode. The premise is simple. You can ask us anything you'd like and we'll do our best to answer your question. There is one exception. We won't take questions about or involving our respective significant others. Literally anything else is fair game. The...ahem...Bask Us Anything edition of Basically a Sports Show will be recorded the week of the MLB All-Star Game. You can post your questions here in the thread. You can also ask questions via our Twitter account @BasicallySports or on our Facebook Page. If you'd like a little anonymity, you can send questions via PM here or via email to BasicallyaSportsShow@gmail.com We won't reveal the identity of anyone who asks questions via email or PM. The previous AMA episodes were a real success and a lot of fun. We're hoping for the same this time around. Fire Away.
  2. That's some really good stuff. I'm really digging it. I'd never heard of these guys. Thanks for posting it. And yeah, that's one awful album cover. The music deserves something much better.
  3. I'm guessing I'm in the minority, but I love that contraption. It's awesome.
  4. Basically a Sports Show #367 This week on BASS: The more things change in the NBA, the more they stay the same. The Vegas Golden Knights hold all the cards (pun fully intended) in the expansion draft. Will the team try to be competitive quickly or will it use the opportunity to build a solid foundation for the future? The new Los Angeles Rams uniforms aren’t going over very well with Rams fans. Listen via iTunes Stitcher Spreaker BASS mp3 download
  5. Now that I've had a chance to get a good look at the teams that made the most changes... Las Vegas: I thought I'd like this jersey more than I do. Now that I've seen it, I think it's a little on the boring side. it has some cool elements, but overall, it's not that great. Grade C+. Minnesota: Very nice new look. I really like it. I'm probably in the minority, but I like that the red stripe is limited to the sleeves. The red on the collar is a nice touch. Grade A. Carolina: Huge improvement over their previous look. I could do without the bottom half of the sleeves being black, but it's not a big deal and I may like it better when I see it in action. The sublimated storm flags are cool. A black "pentagon" on the collar would add a little contrast, but overall, I really like the update. Grade A. New Jersey: The Devils should have left well enough alone. I don't think it's the disaster that a lot of people think it is, but it's definitely a significant downgrade. The Devils screwed up what I considered a classic look. I'm surprised by how much losing the white in the collar threw off the color balance. Grade D-. Colorado: I've always thought the Avalanche logo looks like it should be on a 44 oz. pop cup at a Truck Stop instead of on a hockey sweater, but that aside, this is a really nice upgrade. I'm probably in the minority again, but I like the C patch. Grade A. Nashville: I'm glad all the piping is gone, but I think the Preds may have gone a half step too far in cleaning up the jersey. It's a little too clean, but it's still an improvement. Grade B. Calgary: Losing the piping was definitely a step in the right direction, but there is still some work to do here. Changing the C back to white would make this jersey look so much better. Oh well, at least it isn't as ugly as it used to be. I like the name and number change. Losing the italics was the right idea. Grade C-. Buffalo: Count me among those who wanted the Sabres to bring back the royal blue, but other than that, just getting rid of the silver nonsense is a huge improvement. One of my favorite NHL jerseys. Grade A. San Jose: The Shark on the front of the jersey is plenty. No need to add another one. No need to grade a patch. Columbus: Right now, I'm not crazy about going with the font from the alts for the name and number font. I'll have to see it in action. Edmonton: I didn't think I'd like the change to orange as the primary look, but it's really grown on me.
  6. Anyone watching Better Call Saul?
  7. What if they increased it to 164 characters and made it so you could edit two words - but only for spelling mistakes?
  8. What?!?!? Say it ain't so...I can't think of a rank that rhymes with so.
  9. Keselowski could be interesting. Back when Kesolowski signed with Penske, didn't Rick Hendrick say something to the effect of "I'll do whatever I have to do to sign him when his Penske contract is up?" I know Hendrick really wanted Keselowski back then, but they didn't have anywhere to put him because HMS had just signed Kahne. Considering Keselowski's and Kahne's career trajectories since then, I'd guess that Rick Hendrick would still love a shot at signing Keselowski - especially now that Jr. is retiring. Carl Edwards in the 5 car wouldn't be a bad move at all. I hope Danica doesn't call it a day. I'd still like to see what she could do with top line equipment. It's not like Stewart-Haas is junk, but they aren't quite HMS or JGR either. This is just wishful thinking, but I'd love to see Danica in the 5 car.
  10. I didn't start following hockey until around 1982 so I know very little about the 70's Habs teams. Based on what I've seen since I started following the sport, my vote would have to go to those 80's Oilers teams. They were incredible.
  11. God, I hate these "NASCAR is dying" type posts. Why stay in the series? NASCAR fans are very brand loyal. (Ask Tide, for example) Why would a company bail on that type of audience? Diminishing audience isn't the same as no audience. I'm sure plenty of teams would be willing to offer Jr's sponsors a good rate to stick around. This decline in ratings and attendance over the past few years was inevitable after the sport's unsustainable peak. I hate to break it to you, but the numbers will level off and the sport will stabilize. Sorry. Ratings are down, but they're not terrible. Last week, 3.56 million people watched the race at Pocono (one of the more boring tracks on the circuit) - which was still more viewers than the May 31 Stanley Cup Finals game got. Is anyone suggesting that NHL sponsors bail out on a similar sized audience? Despite its "problems", NASCAR is still a great place to advertise. Those are just a few reasons why you "stay in the series."
  12. Are the problems things like idiots like me believing I'm interesting enough to have a Twitter account, or are you referring to bigger corporate and ethical type problems?
  13. Can't say for sure with that particular Twitter account, but there are a lot of people out there who do believe that the Earth is flat.
  14. That's your job.
  15. Congrats. That is awesome. If being a grandfather is anything like being an uncle - and I'm sure it's that and a whole lot more - the words no and I can't will disappear from your vocabulary. And you won't even notice...or care. Enjoy the ride.