DG_Now

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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    Someone else said it, but steroids and other PEDs should be legal in pro sports. If they're good enough for Hollywood, they're good enough for athletes.
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    New opinion: Halls of fame are dumb and shouldn't exist.
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    Buffalo Wild Wings new look

    Well, it is brown now.
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    2018 NFL Season

    If you have a skill worth $5 million a year, you might find you have more leverage to do something exactly like that.
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    2018 NFL Season

    He didn't want to be Joe Theismanned out of the game so he left when he felt he didn't have anything else to contribute. An alternative as to stay in the game and continue to get smoked in the second half or, worse, get his head knocked off. He did the right thing.
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    2018 NFL Season

    Yeah. You're allowed to quit your job if you don't like it. This shouldn't be an issue.
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    2018 NFL Season

    Ryan Fitzpatrick looks awesome now:
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    2018 NFL Season

    Exactly. No one should feel compelled to do something dangerous if they don't want to.
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    2018 NFL Season

    Bills fans will tell you that Fitzmagic eventually runs out. Usually by about November. But good for Tampa. Jameis is a terrible person and it would be good for that fanbase if he never played for them again.
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    2018 NFL Season

    Watching Pat Mahomes, greatest quarterback of all time, tear apart the Steelers with more TD passes than incompletions, and then watching Josh Allen throwing ducks out there against the Chargers is really sobering. Though the Bills have looked respectable in loss today, which is a dramatic change from last week. I do think I can make some money betting against Buffalo this year, so we've got that.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    The second-half Sounders have now won 9 in a row and are unbeaten in 12. Raul Ruidiaz is also very, very good.
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    2018 NFL Season

    The Browns tie the Steelers and all of a sudden think they can do Patriot moves. Speaking of, you know Corey Coleman is going to so good things in New England. Not only is he a Browns cast-off, but he also came from New England's well-turned farm team: the Buffalo Bills.
  13. 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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    New OKC Thunder “City” Uniform Posted A Little Too Early

    It kind of looks like if the Spurs had made a uniform out of their Fiesta logo:
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    I really enjoy soccer matches and going to Sounders games. It was a little weirder going to a USMNT/Ecuador match. Like, what possible problem could I have with Ecuador? And why am I chanting USA (I didn't)? It was a dream to see the USMNT in person, and I did and they won in a knockout game and it was amazing. But there's a bit of nationalist mob mentality, even in America-hating Seattle, I found slightly off-putting. I'm saying some of this tongue in cheek; people having pride in their country is part of supporting national team events. But the soccer/NASCAR overlap is something we should be actively avoiding.
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    Your football takes are less unpopular and more very popular ideas that should be implemented. The two I highlighted are kind of nuts. 1. What if a player grows six inches between high school and sophomore year of college? He's screwed? What if he just quits college? Do you put him in jail? Forcing a three year commitment is awful. 2. Wouldn't having a two-month summer break every year for international games change the appeal of the World Cup? And other confederation tournaments?
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    I don't see how "giant flag" = ability to host a World Cup match. And if we're going to hit the world over the head with Murican-style uber nationalism in 2026, maybe we should just not bother. No one wants that.
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    Other, Lesser-Known Uniform Manufacturers

    This is probably American bias, but I only know Admiral from their association with the currently defunct Rochester Rhinos:
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    They made a big show of the US military being at the USMNT/Mexico game last night, and there was a huge pregame ceremony with 150 soldiers holding a giant flag on the field before kickoff. It was way more circumstance than I'm accustomed to seeing for soccer matches. The US government and military have generally done a pretty good job of ignoring soccer until now.
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    2018 MLS Kits

    Did you know that the language spoken by the Shadowloo citizens in the 1994 Street Fighter movie was Esperanto? True story. Related to that Timbers jersey, I just hung a framed version of this bad boy in my office:
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    At this point, OKC should just drop "Thunder" altogether. It's never been represented in any of their uniforms and doesn't lend itself to any kind of good imagery. They could do a nod to Euro conventions and go OKC AC. Or just straight "Oklahoma City" and leave it at that.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Far from the greatest game of all time, but good win for the young guys.
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    I was thinking the other day that what used to make football exciting was socialism. There were strict incentives in the league to share the wealth, so that all teams generally rotated in and out of contention. Now, rule changes have served to entrench long-standing power structures in the league. I.e., if you have a good quarterback, the rules are such that you will always be competitive. The Patriots are the best example of this; the Packers have shown that you can have a terrible coach but remain a strong team on the basis of a transcendent QB and rules that favor the passing game. So if you're a team like the Bills or Browns or other and consistently whiff on QB choices, what are you supposed to do? The owners make billions no matter what, but the incentive to be a fan gets lower and lower. If you do a 7-round draft of the entire league's rosters every decade or so, you move a guy like Tom Brady to Jacksonville or Detroit. And Von Miller to Buffalo. And Aaron Rodgers to Tampa. Or whatever. Yes, it disincentivizes winning in that ninth year, but it also helps to build excitement among the low end of the league. This would clearly require a complete financial restructuring of the league and would be problematic for free agency. It's clearly a pipe dream. But the broader goal is how do you do a better job of spreading talent around in leagues that have financial and rules in place that overly reward winners and overly punish losers? I get that the Spurs should reap the benefits of a strong scouting structure. But Orlando Magic fans shouldn't be punish indefinitely because their last great draft pick was Shaq.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    The soldiers. The giant flag.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    All this AMERICA stuff is a bit much.