DG_Now

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  1. The original one went kablooey. Kind of like Tom Thibodeau's career -- FIRED! today.
  2. I mentioned in my Bill Simmons thread that we could benefit from a sport media thread. Well here it is! This is where you discuss sports media, link to Awful Announcing stories, post Gus Johnson clips, and more. I've been looking for a place to discuss Gawker vs. Hogan, and this is good as any. After too many days' silence, Gawker finally spoke up: http://gawker.com/the-hogan-verdict-1766460791 If Hulk Hogan's penis is the hill they wanted to die on, they deserve what they can get. This is the exceptionally bad opinion from Nick Denton's post: "If only you hadn't read what we posted, we wouldn't be in this mess!" No one wanted to see Hulk Hogan have sex, and Heather Cole definitely didn't want the world to see her have sex. That Hogan is a public figure or that he said embarrassing racist things is irrelevant; there's no public right to know about the sex lives of others.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    We're eventually working toward an XFL/AAF merger, aren't we?
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    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    I am not Daren Rovell, but: Whew.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    I love Montrezl Harrell so much: https://deadspin.com/montrezl-harrell-keeps-cussing-at-opposing-fans-1832576037
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Ouch. I may be turning a bit on Cincinnati. I thought their USL run was amazing, but their entry to MLS hasn't been great. I once liked their logo but now hate it -- especially when shown in proximity to the MLS shield. Their shirts are fine but boring. The aforementioned crest stinks. And they don't even have proper equipment for the players? What a clown show. EDIT: Ripped from FootyHeadlines: To me it's not even close. And I'm assuming that the Nike shirt was teamwear as well, but it at least had personality.
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    What’s an underrated set of NBA uniforms?

    Agreed. We're going to look back on the Pelicans the same way once they eventually move. A boring franchise with mostly ugly uniforms that accomplishes little.
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    The Sports Media Thread

    How wasted is Spike Lee on the Bill Simmons podcast?
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I like MLS going screen print crazy this year. It's goofy, but in a fun way. Those new Revs shirts are aggressively boring, aren't they. Contract the franchise.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    I don't think there's anything NBA players like more than ripping on each other.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2820004-lebron-james-east-aiming-for-finals-because-they-aint-gotta-go-through-me He's not wrong. Speaking of LeBron, here are his All-Star starting picks: Western Conference Starters LeBron James, F, Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Durant, F, Golden State Warriors Kyrie Irving, G, Boston Celtics Kawhi Leonard, F, Toronto Raptors James Harden, G, Houston Rockets How weird that three of those guys are the biggest marquee free agents this offseason. Crazy.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    At the end of the trade deadline, the Pelicans ended up with a worse team but a week conspiring with Woj to troll the Lakers. And they're playing AD the rest of the season, where anything can happen. And their record stinks. Was any of this worth it?
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    Amazing finish, right? Wow.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    Markelle FuLOLtz. Poor guy.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    People talk like the Lakers are the big bad of the NBA, but they haven't won a trade since Pau a decade ago. I really don't get the league-wide animus toward a team that's been middle of the pack, at best, for a decade, and has only scored one big free agent since Shaq. The perception is way far away from reality.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    Woj hates LeBron; him dripping out trade details through the week was so obviously him hurting LeBron because he could. New Orleans is still a garbage franchise. Let's not forget they had this entire decade to find support for Anthony Davis and instead they sat in their thumbs. Sell the franchise and move it; no one in the city cares and everyone will be happy to forget it ever existed.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    Are you sure about that? Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker to the Wizards for Otto Porter. The Bulls forgot you're supposed to get assets when you take on salary.
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    The XFL may be making a comeback

    Don't all current sports leagues do this? "Narratives" drive broadcasts now, and the leagues certainly are okay with that.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    This is a lost season for LeBron, and that it was always going to be a throwaway for him. Certainly once he missed 5 weeks and the team fell apart without him. If they don't get AD this week, James should shut it down for the rest of the year, let the young guys be who they are, and try again with new teammates in Fall 2019.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    For my formative years, the NFC basically ran through the East or San Francisco, and all of them generally curb stomped the AFC. It was a little predictable, but not in the way you got sick of teams; there were clear differences between the Doug Williams and Mark Rypien Washington Super Bowl teams, for example. And I call shenanigans on the first Pats Super Bowl being a feel good story. People - like me - were pissed about the tuck rule taking the game away from the Raiders, and I definitely was rooting for the Greatest Show on Turf in those sweet new blue/gold uniforms.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    New SKC jersey: Did you all see the Union dumping on their fans? Bad look:
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    What’s an underrated set of NBA uniforms?

    Those jerseys always looked like NBA: 1994 Eddie Bauer edition to me. These never really got any credit. It's a 1996 aesthetic for sure, and would never come back today. But I think it's aged well. They looked awesome in person. I also was a fan of these: What a Big Three that never was.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    Of course. And I'm not compelled to spend 5 hours of my precious time watching them do so.