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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    They're doing this in Orlando right now. It's really interesting to see the replay official narrate her thought process. Also, the devaluing of kicking is an excellent idea. Don't miss kickoffs or extra points in the least.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Tuned into the pregrame coverage, where they're covering some rule changes. A "Sky Judge?" To correct obvious and egregious errors? What a concept. Hope this league turns into something fun in its own right. In the more likely event it only amounts to a raiding ground for decent ideas for the NFL, so be it.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    The Heat are officially retiring Chris Bosh’s jersey in March. He’s owed $27M in salary this year. He has got to be the first player to have his number retired while still being on payroll.
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    I find this criticism trite and overused, but that truly looks like it was made in a word processor. Booker always struck me as a "tries too hard" kind of guy, so this is a surprise from him. The first name thing only works if that's actually how people refer to a person. Of whom is that true in politics? Just Hillary and Bernie (and Oprah )?
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    "Kyrie Irving has shifted from his commitment to re-signing with the Celtics: “I don’t owe anybody :censored:.”" It feels like we've had an astounding amount of player movement in the past year. This would be wonderful.
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    Apparently “Kamala Harris for the people” is the way she opened her arguments as a prosecuting attorney. I initially took it as a rather bland reference to the Gettysburg address, but it’s got some esoteric meaning for her. I don’t know that anyone would ever pick up on it, and you’d think her campaign wouldn’t want to draw much attention to her actual career.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    The Legends are running a $6.80 special for home opener tickets, so I snatched some up to see my boy Aaron Murray play.
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    It's simple, but a big improvement over the Senate campaign. This trend of mixing up or shirking the traditional RWB scheme is excellent.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    I don’t think we feel any animus towards the Rams at all. It’s not their job to call the game, and they have nothing to apologize for. I certainly didn’t give a damn when the Saints weren’t penalized for a blatant face mask in the red zone. The map holds up for me, but not because of anything that went down yesterday. I want the Patriots to win because 1) I childishly don’t want anyone to be happy if I can’t be happy and 2) I will be eternally grateful to them for 28-3.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    If they didn’t do it over Deflategate, they’re not doing it for a missed call. Certainly not to put New Orleans in over Los Angeles. All I want to come of this is a rule to make anything challengeable. It’s absurd that it isn’t that way already. Sean Payton should’ve been able to throw a red flag since the ref couldn’t be bothered to throw a yellow one. I should’ve just signed off on the NFL after XLIV. Nothing could ever beat that anyway.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    Wasted all my “ah well, what a great season, maybe next year!” energy on last year’s collapse. But at least that was on the team. Un. Real. :censored: that ref.
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    2006: 2012: 2016: 2018: Looks like he's pretty consistent with it. It'd be an interesting change of pace for someone to run for the Democratic nomination with a solid red color scheme.
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    Ojeda's would be my favorite were it not for 1) the wings, 2) the distressed effect, and 3) the fact that the Obama logo will always be the very high standard for candidates with names that start with O. Castro's is nice. Always like the two blues. Good for him for drawing attention to his ethnicity rather than running from it or changing his name to something like, idk, Ted. Crazy that there's already so many, and none of the favorites have announced yet, save for Elizabeth Warren. And when she transitions form committee to campaign, I hope she uses something other than a retooled version of her Senate run's logo. I can't stand it when presidential candidates use their first names on branding.
  14. wheeeeew! Enjoy the game, everyone.
  15. I see what you're saying, but there's really only one test case for that so far: Bama/Oklahoma over UCF the last two years. We don't really have a test case yet of a deserving P5 team (well, a blue blood one anyway) being left out. There's a ton of discussion around who belongs among college football's elite that's based on assumption. No matter what they actually do, we just know that Alabama is the best. In fact, we have no idea what it would take for the committee to leave them out, because it's never happened. I agree with you that the 4-team playoff hasn't worked once. It was a response to there sometimes being an outcry over an extremely deserving #3, and I think it reached a fever pitch with 2011's LSU-Alabama rematch. So now we've got a field of four that has left out deserving teams and/or had to invite undeserving ones every single year. I really don't think a postseason template works for college football. Is there any other league where each team competes in such completely different situations, then such a small number are selected to compete for a championship? I know I'm arguing for something that will never happen, but we don't know who belongs until the conference championships conclude. Have we yet to have a playoff where all 4 teams even belonged? You could say that setting the playoff field that late creates a system where teams don't know what they need to accomplish to make the championship, but we already have that. What did Oklahoma accomplish that Ohio State didn't? What could UCF have done better? And lord knows Georgia only came up because we just have to have a fourth team! I'm curious as to what this solves. People are upset with the playoffs because some teams are still excluded and because the semifinals are uncompetitive slogs. You certainly solve the first problem by including more teams. I'm sure the complaining shifts from being about who gets stuck at #5 to who gets stuck at #9. The competitiveness would almost certainly be harmed, though. Seeds 5-8 are all being asked to play a top-4 team in a true road game. If a team dropped such a game in the regular season, it'd hardly be held against them at all (i.e. Georgia-Auburn 2017, Georgia-LSU 2018). Four teams are given such an insane advantage that there's scarcely a point holding the games at all. This year, we'd have UCF @ Alabama, Michigan @ Clemson, Ohio State @ Notre Dame, and Georgia @ Oklahoma. Maybe OSU/ND is a decent game, but we've got 3 almost-certain blowouts otherwise. And then what? OSU/ND vs. Clemson and Oklahoma vs. Alabama anyway and the expanded field was all to avoid hurt feelings about being left out (while introducing a greater possibility of injured players).