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  1. DnBronc

    NY Jets

    They should go back to the green helmet. There are already two other teams in their division with white helmets.
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    Alternate SPORTS! History Thread

    On the Alternatehistory.com forum, I started a thread about sports trades that you would have liked to see (or almost happened). Here are a few that should have happened (in my opinion): Spring 1990: Roger Craig (and a third-rounder) from the 49ers to the Raiders for Marcus Allen. Craig was washed-up by 1990, and Allen's career was stuck in LA with his nemesis Al Davis. Craig could have provided the Raiders with a decent backup, and Allen could have been a key piece in keeping the 49er dynasty going. Spring 1993: Jeff George from Colts to Vikings for 21st overall pick. The Colts were 9-7 the year before, but not because of George. They should have gotten rid of him a year earlier (and brought in Viking QB Rich Gannon as FA). Then, with the 21st overall pick, they could have drafted RB Robert Smith (or packaged the 16th and 21st picks in an attempt to move up to the top eight and take Jerome Bettis).
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    Alternate SPORTS! History Thread

    Here's the thing: If the Bears only have the fourth pick that year, do they take Butkus or Sayers?
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    Alternate SPORTS! History Thread

    Good point about Butkus. Another scary point: In 1974, the Steelers got Jack Lambert. If Butkus can play by then, maybe him and Lambert are on the field together (I think that some people looked at Jack as an OLB when he came out) for a year or so. Not a pleasant thought for offenses. Back to Miami without Marino. In reality, they were 5-11 in 1988 with Marino. Without him, they probably go 2-14, and get the #1 overall pick. There is a certain local coach who is getting ready to leave the local college football team. In reality, he goes to Dallas. However, with the #1 overall pick, and a chance to stay in his beloved Miami, we may have never seen the Jones-Johnson pairing.
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    Alternate SPORTS! History Thread

    For this entry, I will discuss what may have happened to Miami. Shula holds on to Woodley for two more years, but by 1984, he implodes due to alcohol abuse. He was a ticking time bomb waiting to happen. He really didn't enjoy playing in front of large crowds (in fact, it scared him to death), and he drank to get over his fears (there is an ESPN link at this link): https://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/2b14hf/the_sad_case_of_david_woodley_you_might_want_to/ With no good replacement for Woodley (for some reason, I have the Fins missing out on guys like Esiason, Randall Cunningham, and Jim Everett), the Dolphins are one of the worst teams in the NFL by 1987 and 88, and Shula is fired at the end of the 1988 season.
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    Football and CTE

    I would like to see Texas do that, but they probably won't. I am looking at that article I posted on the last page, and it is sad. This guy is telling eight year olds to practice full throttle and be tougher. Several families took their kids out of the program because of that letter (and they were scared of repercussions, including the guy that e-mailed Rick Reilly). Heck, in that same Frisco, TX league, a coach was caught telling his eight year olds to hit someone in the face the year before. Those kids are Junior High age now. If those same kids that quit football (because of that letter) are still not playing today, I wonder if they are taking abuse from other students.
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    Football and CTE

    This is from 2012, but it is a good example. Here is a piece from Rick Reilly: http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/8217949/do-pee-wee-players-need-killer-instinct Here is a two-part piece someone did on their blog about this idiotic Texas coach: http://superfraud.blogspot.com/2012/08/another-example-of-how-completely-out.html http://superfraud.blogspot.com/2012/08/and-another-example-of-ugly-american.html
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    Football and CTE

    Two more articles about the subject for today: http://www.leagueoffans.org/2018/07/11/why-are-we-still-letting-our-kids-play-football/ https://www.menshealth.com/health/a21346159/should-kids-play-football/
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    Choking / Cursed Franchises

    During that time, the Blues made one of the worst trades ever: http://ottawacitizen.com/sports/hockey/nhl/senators-extra/the-most-lopsided-trade-deadline-deals-ever SI used to have a section on their website in the early-00's called Say It Ain't So that dealt with bad trades and other player transactions that fans didn't like. In the Blues section, this trade was mentioned. This one fan said that he was raking leaves on the day of the trade, and he threw his rake in another yard when he heard about the trade over the radio. He then called the sports radio stations in St. Louis, telling them that this was a bad trade.
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    Choking / Cursed Franchises

    The one year they get a first-round QB in the 2000's, they trade up for J.P. Losman. If they would have kept that pick (a 2005 first-rounder), they could have had A-Rod, and they probably don't have to waste picks in this decade on E.J. Manuel and Josh Allen.
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    Choking / Cursed Franchises

    Speaking of 1987, that's the year that they finished second in the Draft Lottery behind the Spurs. San Antonio ends up with David Robinson, & the Suns pass up on Scottie Pippen to take UNLV bust Armon Gilliam 2nd overall. Also, in 1993, they made a trade to acquire Dennis Rodman from Detroit, but it fell through because Richard Dumas (a good young talent that they sent to Detroit) was suspended for drugs. If those Suns teams would have had The Admiral and Rodman along with Barkley, they get at least one title, and maybe another.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    I agree. However, the NFL likes to pretend that it's entertainment so they can manipulate games (see Mayer vs. Belichick): https://www.arentfox.com/newsroom/alerts/decision-sporting-event-ticket-holders-lack-standing-sue-based-alleged-cheating
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    Choking / Cursed Franchises

    The Portland Trail Blazers: 1. Letting a young Moses Malone go too quick in the Fall of 1976 without thinking about it. I know that he was expensive, but management didn't really even know what they had. Plus, you have a guy in Bill Walton who only played in 50% of their games his first two seasons. If they didn't, they should have thought about trading him instead. 2. Bill Walton's injury in 1978, and his subsequent decision to sue Portland's doctors and ask for a trade. That put the kibosh on a budding powerhouse. 3. Houston's tanking at the end of the 1984 season. If Utah would have won the season finale with the Clippers, the Sixers would have been in the last Super Flip with Portland (they had the Clippers' #1 pick because of a 1978 trade involving World B. Free). From what I heard, they would have drafted MJ no matter how the flip would have gone, leaving the Blazers wide open to take Olajuwon. Instead, they had to settle for Sam Bowie, a player that they had no business drafting after already having an injury-prone center in Walton. 4. Losing to the Lakers in the 91 Western Conference Finals. Portland was the best team that year. 5. Blowing a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter of Game six of the 1992 Finals against the Bulls (MJ was on the bench for a lot of it). 6. The Memorial Day Miracle (1999 WCF Game 2 against SA-Sean Elliott's buzzer beater. It put SA up 2-0, and the Blazers laid down and died after that). 7. 2000 WCF: Blowing a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter against the Lakers. 8. Greg Oden and Brandon Roy, two big building blocks of a future powerhouse, having to retire prematurely due to injuries.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Tell me about it. They are like that in my town. A few years ago, an unmarked cop car that was ahead of me turned around and followed me when I turned right down another road. I didn't even do anything. I thought it was some hoodlums or something, so I ran a few stop signs trying to get away from it. Eventually, a marked car found me and I got a ticket. I decided to fight it, and didn't even get half of my money back. The Celtics are going to pull game six out, in my opinion. They have learned their lessons, and Cleveland won't get an extra day or two off this time.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    I don't care. I know that the casual fan just looks at the stars, but their team was a disgrace to professional sports. They only won their titles because of chokers (2000 Portland and 02 Sacramento) and referee assistance. To me, he'll always be the prick who checked Steve Nash into the side 11 years ago. He's garbage.