DScruggy729

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  1. DScruggy729

    International Football 2018-2019

    Oh, Tottenham. On a side note, not a fan of TNT’s UCL coverage.
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    Players who can't make it in school can go play in an Europe, China, and then go to the NBA. Doing this would allow for one-and-dones to become a thing of the past, and make college basketball a lot more competitive. Football players seem to be able to handle it well enough, basketball players should be fine. Playing international games in the summer allows for national team coaches to have a consistent squad together for extended periods of time, helping the team grow and play better together. Most major international tournaments are played in the summer, so it would fit just fine, plus players would be better rested since most domestic seasons could be able to close by the end of April with no international breaks.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Baltimore vs. Cincinnati Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay Indianapolis vs. Washington Kansas City vs. Pittsburgh Cleveland vs. New Orleans Minnesota vs. Green Bay Carolina vs. Atlanta Miami vs. NY Jets Houston vs. Tennessee LA Chargers vs. Buffalo Detroit vs. San Francisco Arizona vs. LA Rams New England vs. Jacksonville Oakland vs. Denver NY Giants vs. Dallas Seattle vs. Chicago
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    In General: -Teams should pay for their own stadiums. No more threatening cities into using taxpayer money for their personal gain. NFL: -I’d like to stop seeing non-stop promotion of Fantasy Football. It is sad and pathetic to have programming dedicated to fantasy football. -An additional bye week should be added to the NFL season to allow for additional rest for players. -Thursday Night Football should be cut back. It should be allowed on opening night, Thanksgiving, and in December and only then. Teams should also get a bye week before playing a Thursday night game. -Any team playing a game in Europe should get a bye week before they travel. -West Coast teams shouldn’t be forced to play 1 PM games on the East Coast and vice versa. -Pass interference should not be a spot foul. -Calls by the referee should be made reviewable. -Intentional grounding should be re-worked. The QB shouldn’t be allowed to throw the ball out of bounds or incomplete just to avoid a sack. NBA: -Regular season should be cut to 66 games. NCAA Football: -No conference should have more than 12 teams. -Color vs. Color matchups should be allowed as long as colors don’t conflict. -NCAA Basketball: -Players should be required to either play college basketball for 3 years or declare for the draft after high school. -Conference tournaments should be abolished. Regular season champs would recieve automatic bids instead of conference tournament champs. -NCAA Tournament should expand to 72 teams. -Automatic qualifiers shouldn’t be allowed to play play-in games. Soccer: -International breaks should be scrapped, International teams should play matches from June to August uninterrupted. -There should be a 2 week winter break in all major european leagues, and additional 2 week breaks between the end of club season and the start of international season (May) and the end of International season and the start of club season (August). -Leagues should establish salary caps and limits on transfer spending to help the leagues become more competitive. I’ll probably think of more later.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Atlanta vs. Philadelphia Buffalo vs. Baltimore Cincinnati vs. Indianapolis Houston vs. New England San Francisco vs. Minnesota Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans Jacksonville vs. NY Giants Tennessee vs. Miami Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland Kansas City vs. LA Chargers Dallas vs. Carolina Seattle vs. Denver Washington vs. Arizona Chicago vs. Green Bay NY Jets vs. Detroit LA Rams vs. Oakland
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    2018 NFL Season

    Some predictions (using that great NFL playoff predictor tool, though I wished they wouldn't show records. I had to cover that part of the screen up with tissues while doing it). In preparation for this season I have spent no time watching one of ESPN's 27 NFL shows or even watch the draft so here goes. AFC East New England 13-3 Miami 6-10 Buffalo 4-12 New York Jets 3-13 AFC North Pittsburgh 12-4 Baltimore 7-9 Cincinnati 7-9 Cleveland 2-14 AFC South Houston 10-6 Jacksonville 10-6 Tennessee 9-7 Indianapolis 4-12 AFC West Kansas City 12-4 Los Angeles Chargers (ugh) 9-7 Denver 7-9 Oakland (ugh) 5-11 NFC East Dallas 9-7 Philadelphia 9-7 New York Giants 8-8 Washington 3-13 NFC North Minnesota 12-4 Green Bay 11-5 Detroit 6-10 Chicago 5-11 NFC South New Orleans 11-5 Atlanta 11-5 Carolina 9-7 Tampa Bay 7-9 NFC West Los Angeles Rams 11-5 Seattle 9-7 San Francisco 9-7 Arizona 6-10 Playoffs:
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    International Football 2018-2019

    Welcome to the board! Roberto Pereyera has been a monster so far this season. I doubt he keeps it up over an entire campaign but I wouldn't mind being wrong. I tipped Watford for relegation after they sold Richarlison, but then again I thought Burnley were going down last season, so maybe I'm sort of on to something? Time will tell.
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    International Football 2018-2019

    Group D is painfully weak... UCL should be fun this year as the competition is pretty open. (I can see 8-9 teams having a good shot at winning) Some predictions though Group A - Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund Group B - Barcelona, Tottenham Group C - PSG, Liverpool Group D - Porto, Schalke Group E - Bayern, Ajax Group F - Manchester City, Lyon Group G - Real Madrid, Roma Group H - Juventus, Valencia Europa League: Monaco, Inter, Napoli, Lokomotiv Moscow, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, CSKA Moscow, Manchester United
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    International Football 2018-2019

    Liverpool looks scary... now that their defense seems sorted (they haven't really played anyone, but they are yet to concede in the league this season), and with KDB's injury they have to be the favorite. Van Dijk, at least to me, is the best central defender in world football at the moment. He's stepped up to the plate and made everyone on Liverpool's backline better since his arrival.
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    International Football 2018-2019

    I don't think so. I saw it more as La Liga was just trying to get some extra exposure and maybe gain more ground in the overseas TV market to try and compete with the Premier League. There will hardly be any interest unless Real or Barcelona are involved, and these games wouldn't have the novelty like an NFL game does in Europe. It's probably for the best that the players (and fans) are shooting down this idea before it takes off. As for a "European Super League", it seems like too much of a pipe dream at this moment. I think we would see a potential expansion of the UCL (more spots for the Big 5) long before we would see the formation of a continent wide league.
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    International Football 2018-2019

    Definitely Man U for me. I’m also glad to see Richarlison back in form. If he keeps scoring €50M might make him a steal.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    If Russia beats Croatia, England might actually back their way into a World Cup Final. Can’t think of a team in the past that had a road as easy as the English have gotten, but I’ll wait for dfwabel to pull something up. Harry Kane also seems a shoe-in for the Golden Boot (get it?, ok I’ll stop) despite half of his goals being penalties. I’m fine with Kane, but it’s a bit of a letdown for the tournament’s top scorer to be a cheeky penalty merchant as well.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Those first half goals may be two of the worst I’ve seen... hopefully Croatia puts the Danes to bed in the second half.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    CAVANI YOU BEAUTY
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I think Pavard just scored the goal of the tournament so far. Of all the people to score it as well.