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Everything posted by DG_Now

  1. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Ooh. That's some cold :censored:. Columbus has meant so much to American soccer. That would be a really sad end to a cornerstone franchise. At the same time, MLS 1.0 franchises do need to upgrade their infrastructure. But also, the public need not pay for it.
  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.
  3. 2017 NFL Season

    America needs this healing moment.
  4. What Floats your Boat?

    Oh, and the other thing about Homage is that they aren't just cool designs -- the shirts are high quality and really soft. And, if this kind of stuff matters to you (it does to me), they're made in America.
  5. 2017 NFL Season

    Colin Kaepernick was a couple yards away from winning the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. He's one of like three guys to win in Lambeau in the playoffs in the last 20 years. If a guy like Tony Romo were a free agent -- someone who's accomplished half as much in twice as long -- he'd have no problem finding teams willing to give him a contract. Even the carcass of Peyton Manning would be able to find a job right now. Kaep probably won't win because collusion is very difficult to prove. But that doesn't mean it isn't happening.
  6. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    You guys continue to post these hockey photos without captions.
  7. Movies, Movies, and Movies

    I thought Signs was dumb because the twist was illogical -- water couldn't be the secret weapon against aliens because they would have dissolved on touchdown, yeah? Village telegraphed its twist a million miles away; and without the twist the movie was nothing. And that was it for MNS movies for me. I saw Blade Runner 2 over the weekend. I loved it.
  8. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    The Seattle Times had some piece this week about how UW has three games this season where they're playing a team coming off a bye while the Huskies only have a week between games. It's definitely showing tonight. Ouch.
  9. Football and CTE

    I know a guy who hit a deer in his car, but he broke his arm playing soccer. Really makes you think.
  10. What Floats your Boat?

    Since reading this exchange, I've purchased seven Homage t-shirts. Three I picked out (Cavs, Lakers and Andre the Giant), plus, for fun, a grab bag of four. They're really great shirts and I'm happy for their success. It's great stuff. The old cards they throw in the packing boxes are a lot of fun too -- I got a Goo Goo Dolls rookie card today.
  11. WWE Hell in a Cell/Tables, Ladders, and Chairs

    Can you imagine going to a WWF TV taping and seeing this :censored:? Even as a kid I would have hated that.
  12. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    NBA Reddit's been all over Milos. So much good young talent in the league. Remember when Jason Williams was the hot new passer in the NBA?
  13. The Sports Media Thread

    I could do a lot of things if I had some money.
  14. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Joel Embiid went 22/7/3 in just 15 minutes last night. I hope he stays healthy. Embiid is among the most exciting players in the league and the Eastern Conference needs more superstars.
  15. WWE Hell in a Cell/Tables, Ladders, and Chairs

    Adding to the wasted opportunity conversation: They talk so much about how the fans dictate the product...except the billions of times when they don't.
  16. WWE Hell in a Cell/Tables, Ladders, and Chairs

    I think what tends to happen is that someone within WWE tries new, exciting ideas (Talking Smack, CM Punk, NXT, etc.) and sometimes that new, exciting ideas actually work. And I don't know if it's fear of the unknown, jealously, risk aversion or something else, but those ideas get watered down or snuffed out. It's sad because WWE continues to be its own worst enemy, constantly, for reasons that don't seem to make very much sense. For every organic star like Heath Slater, there's some weird, unnecessary Mojo Rawley push that comes right after.
  17. International Football 2017-2018

    Not sure how pro/rel is the silver bullet that solves American soccer forever. There are no quick fixes. Jurgen's German infusion was pretty good until John Brooks got injured, Julian Green flamed out, Jermaine Jones got old and Fabian Johnson was sent home. Arena did a good job of not losing very much until the very end when it mattered the most. I'm really bummed, but at least we won't be playing in Russia. That's good, because Russia is awful and now I can boycott the World Cup without actually sacrificing anything.
  18. International Football 2017-2018

    At the end of the game, they were talking about putting Wondo in. If there's any single reason why we deserved to lose, that's it. Wondo shouldn't have been on the roster, much less anywhere near the game. Arena had a great start to his tenure with USMNT, but his final WCQ roster choices were puzzling. Bradley, Howard, Guzan, Gonzalez, Wondo, and -- sadly -- Dempsey all gotta go.
  19. International Football 2017-2018

    Oh no. Well, I guess that's that. The US has good company with Chile and the Netherlands, but boy does that suck. Super happy for Panama though. Roman Torres is awesome to watch both here in Seattle and internationally, and I'm glad they have an opportunity for the World Cup.
  20. International Football 2017-2018

    Kellyn Acosta doesn't quite look up for the position he was put in. At the very least I think we're forever done with Omar Gonzalez on the USMNT. He killed them tonight, no matter what else happens.
  21. International Football 2017-2018

    What will it take to permanently remove Omar Gonzalez from USMNT?
  22. 2017 NFL Season

    That makes him truly evil.
  23. International Football 2017-2018

    beIN Sports WTF. No one has this channel.
  24. 2017 NFL Season

    Fair enough. But for NFL owners, Paul Allen's one of the good ones. I know it's a low bar.
  25. 2017 NFL Season

    That's a lazy joke.