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    2018-19 NHL Season

    Also the Caps traded Stanley Cup Champion Madison Bowey and a pick to Detroit for Nick Jensen. Don’t know who he is. Anyone got any info to help me put on this one? oh also we got Carl Hagelin who used to be a ranger and penguin so not really sure how I feel about that
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    Never forget Matt Duchene wanted to play playoff hockey
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHerd/status/1098289179853606912
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    I’m so glad the Canes are doing this. I can’t stand Don Cherry. I vividly remember one time watching something on a Alex Ovechkin and Cherry coming on and saying that he used to be “immature” because he celebrated too much, but now he shows “respect for the game” because he just does a little fist pump after he scores (not word for word but you get the idea). Gimme a break. If Crosby or Toews did the same thing he’d call them “passionate.”
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    Okay I’ve definitely missed something, anyone wanna fill me in?
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

    WHOA. That’s best case scenario right there. Didn’t think the Ravens would have enough leverage to swing a deal, but I’m glad they did. Curious about the return, of course, but the fact they traded him at all is great.
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    I have thrououghly enjoyed the several times Freezing Cold Takes has brought attention to this.
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    R.I.P. Frank Robinson

    A true Orioles legend. His number is retired by the hall club despite only playing here six years. A big part of the glory days of Oriole baseball. And that was just while he was a player.
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    BringBackTheVet

    Can’t speak for the mods but I think Rams hit it right on the head. I think this is a warning shot.
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

    Introducing the next coach of your Buffalo Bills, Greg Schiano.
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

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    Forgotten Rivalries

    This Sunday, the Ravens travel to Tennessee to play the Titans. There was a time when the Ravens and Titans were each other’s biggest rivals. A lot of big moments in the rivalry went down in 2000, such as the Ravens handing the Titans their first loss at then-Adelphia Coliseum, then doubling down with a playoff victory in Tennessee which included this ridiculous Ray Lewis moment on Eddie George. After the NFL shuffled divisions, causing the AFC Central to disband and separating the Titans and Ravens, the rivalry cooled off significantly. However, playoff rematches in 2003 and 2008, along with Titans legends Steve McNair, Derrick Mason, and Samari Rolle finishing their careers in Baltimore, have provided glimpses into the rivalry’s past. Largely, though, it has been forgotten, partially due to the Steelers’ emergence as the Ravens’ main rival. It it got me thinking, what other rivalries have disappeared and been largely forgotten?
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    This put so many of my feelings about the Patriots into words. I hate them, always will (even when they eventually do suck again, probably), but to me they’ve taken the joy and the fun out of football. I know that’s probably way to cliche or whatever for people, but this was the least excited I’ve ever been for a Super Bowl. Normally in the weeks leading up to a Super Bowl, the game and the party we throw and the food and the commercials and everything, I’m hyped about. I’m talking about it, I’m reading articles about it, the whole nine yards. This year I spent most of the weeks leading up to LIII playing Sonic the Hedgehog and wondering if Maroon 5 would actually do a cool and meme-y thing and play a song from a cartoon in “the biggest concert of the year” (spoiler: they did not). I respect teams that win with defense and teams that can outscheme you offensively instead of “here star QB take this ball and chuck it somewhere”, but seeing a team steamroll an entire league for the better part of two decades with a west coast offense and sneakily good defense gets boring and not-fun.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Had fun as always. Nearly missed out on a podium finish last year IIRC and really wanted to build on that this year. Clearly, back to the drawing board I go Thanks as always for running the show Kramer. I’ve tried and failed to run a weekly picks gambit with far fewer participants, so I understand the challenge. Thanks for doing it
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    If I see one more dang mid season “Is the Patriots dynasty finally done for good?” article...
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    Okay, that was epic
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    I normally don’t get involved with this type of stuff, and I’m keeping my involvement brief, but that’s looking at it a bit too simply here. No NFL team other than the 80’s 49ers have even come close to what the Patriots have accomplished. Other than the Patriots now, one NFL team has won 6 championships. They did that over a span of 34 years. The Patriots accomplished it in half that time. I think the fatigue is understandable, especially when even in the years they didn’t win they’ve been a near ever-present in Championship games.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    5 turnstiles at O-line + no pressure on Brady + offensive team serves up 3 points = massive L.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    Recap of professional champions, 2018-19 season: NHL: Capitals NBA: Warriors MLB: Red Sox NFL: Patriots Y’all are welcome.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    I do have to say I enjoyed a defensive struggle. Yes I will remember this game forever now as “boring” because of the outcome (not ashamed to admit it), but it was kinda fun to see two teams known for their offenses win with defense.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    Look, I get it - it’s super annoying to hear people constantly complain and whine about one team always winning and one team always having things work out for them, when a lot of it is overblown. This organization is freaking good. You don’t win 6 SBs by accident, or by the refs conspiring for you, or by cheating. As I said before, we have run out of reasons to explain away this dynasty. They are that good. But at at the same time, it’s also really annoying to see one team constantly winning, one team constantly experiencing success, one team constantly triumphing. Especially in a league that takes pride in its “parity.” Im sorry if complaining about the Patriots makes me a whiner, sore loser, or annoys you. But I’m tired of seeing such an unlikable franchise win constantly. Sorry.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    And we didn’t even get Sweet Victory.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL RAMS On behalf of all CCSLC board members, casual sports fans, and NFL diehards around the world with no ties to Louisiana or New England: Greetings. I don't think it's a stretch to say that on this very day 17 years ago, many of us were rooting against you. And who could blame us? You guys were the high-flying, high-octane, well-oiled machine. Kurt Warner. Marshall Faulk. Torry Holt. Isaac Bruce. The Greatest Show on Turf was looking for its second title in three years. And here were these upstart kids from New England, with an out-of-nowhere 6th round QB, and an up-and-coming head coach who was looking to finally hit it big. They had never won anything. They may never get the chance to be here again. Why not root for scrappy little David to beat the well-oiled Goliath? Oh how wrong we were. No one, except perhaps that out-of-nowhere 6th round QB and that up-and-coming coach, could have predicted what would follow their narrow victory that sailed right through the uprights off the right foot of Adam Vinatieri. It was all part of their plan from the start - and we cheered it on to happen. Now, 17 years later, the teams are the same, and that QB and that coach remain, but virtually everything is different. Your current coach was in high school on that fateful day. Your QB was in elementary school. And your fans had no team to cheer for, still stinging from losing their beloved Rams just seven years earlier. However, despite all that has changed, one thing remains the same: the narrative. Only this time, it's you who is David. Only this time, it's them who is Goliath. This time, the neutrals are in your corner. We're all rooting for you to slay the beast. And who knows, even if you do win, maybe the beast won't be slayed. After all, we thought last year it was Foles and Co. who had done the deed, and yet here they are again. But do not let this frighten you. Although yours may not be the final, finishing blow, every chink in the armor counts. One day, Goliath will fall. And let's be honest, if you do win today, and usher in your own dynasty, maybe we'll regret rooting for you today like we regret rooting for David 17 years ago. But deep down, we all know we won't see anything like this Goliath in the NFL for a while. We are safe rooting for you today. You can be part of the solution. You can right the wrong that was committed 17 years ago to this day. We are all counting on you. We believe in you. Let us experience the enjoyment of seeing the emotionless, joyless, football machine that the New England Patriots have become fall yet again. You, 32 year old Sean McVay, have the chance to dunk on a league that is so entitled, so stuck-up, and so set in its ways that any college QB entering the draft who doesn't look like Peyton Manning Lite can't possibly be "NFL-ready." You, Jared Goff, can add Sunshine from Remember the Titans/Ryan Gosling to the legendary list of QBs that have vanquished Tom Brady, a list that includes GOATs such as Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, and Mark Sanchez. You, Aaron Donald, can prove that defensive greatness still matters in today's NFL. And just to highlight the final star that falls into line, you can accomplish all of this in those gorgeous throwback uniforms. Don't let us down, L.A. Too many things have fallen into place. This is your time. You can land one more Rebel blow onto the Death Star. We. Believe. Sincerely, Crabcake47
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

    2019 HOF class announced: Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez, Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Gil Brandt, Pat Bowlen, and Johnny Robinson. Some quick notes on Reed: he was the shortest discussion the committee had of all the modern inductees at 2:20. He and Ray Lewis go back-to-back as first ballot HOFers after going back-to-back as DPOYs in '03-'04. The Ravens draft three first-ballot HOFers within seven years of each other (Ogden and Lewis in '96, Reed in '02). Ed Reed was a 2-star recruit coming out of high school.
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    NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LIII

    I think so. Jacksonville or Washington or someone is going to massively overpay for him even though I think it's already been proven that he's a system QB. A darn good system QB, one that is capable of reaching Joe Flacco-playoff level at certain points, like last year's SB. Only question is who overpays for him and for how much.