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  1. Premier League Weekly Pick 'Em

    Man United v. Tottenham - Knowing Mourinho the most likely outcome of this game is a draw. But with Harry Kane on absolute fire and Spurs the only teams that in my opinion can challenge the Manchester clubs, if someone's getting all the points it'll be Spurs. Arsenal v. Swansea - Arsenal have recovered nicely from their early season struggles and should handle Swansea easily at the Emirates. Crystal Palace v. West Ham - West Ham are better on paper. But they are struggling, and I don't trust them to win against even Palace at this point. They could be headef ro relegation - with that squad. Liverpool v. Huddersfield - I'm very nervous about this pick. The probability of Huddersfield getting something from this game is very likely but I'm gonna go with my gut and say that Liverpool rebound. Watford v. Stoke - Stoke are a pretty bad team, hovering just above the relegation zone, while Watford are in 6th at home. I'll take them here. West Brom v. Man City - Nobody in the Premier League is stopping City at the moment, especially not Tony Pulis' West brom. Bournemouth v. Chelsea - This is gonna be very close and possibly even a draw. But I'll still take an under-fire Chelsea in this one. Brighton v. Southampton - Both are coming off wins and a draw could happen here. But I'll take the Saints. Leicester v. Everton - Everton are struggling right now, and they will be shaken from the sacking of Koeman. I'll take Leicester at home. Burnley v. Newcastle - Pretty even, but Dyche and Burnley have done well and they're at home.
  2. So I know we're still in the midst of the international break but as the weeks will typically reset on Tuesdays I wanted to get this started today. Hopefully you 7 who said you wanted to do it in the poll were serious . Basically the way it works is this: Liverpool v. Man United You must pick a team to win, no draws (will be explained later). The bolded team is the team you think will win. If you guess correctly, you get 3 points. If the other team wins, you get 0 points. In the event of a draw, you will get 1 point no matter who won. At the end of every week I'll tally up the points total and enter it into a spreadsheet. I know we're 8 weeks into the season, but the season is long enough I thought we could still do it. Have at it! Here are this week's fixtures: Liverpool v. Man United Burnley v. West Ham Crystal Palace v. Chelsea Man City v. Stoke Swansea v. Huddersfield Tottenham v. Bournemouth Watford v. Arsenal Brighton v. Everton Southampton v. Newcastle Leicester v. West Brom
  3. Premier League Weekly Pick 'Em

    Gameweek 9 results: jmoe blew us out of the water this week with a fantastic record of 9-0-1 (27 points). He only missed the Huddersfield v. United game, which literally all of us missed. Magic and MJ brought up the rear with a still-respectable 4-0-6 (12 points). Only reason I didn't do the black cells/losers for last week is it would've literally been all of us except jmoe and jmac. Gameweek 10 Fixtures: Man United v. Tottenham Arsenal v. Swansea Crystal Palace v. West Ham Liverpool v. Huddersfield Watford v. Stoke West Brom v. Man City Bournemouth v. Chelsea Brighton v. Southampton Leicester v. Everton Burnley v. Newcastle
  4. Please ban hammer don't hurt 'em

    In my opinion? From the threads I frequented, Headley always had an opinion, and typically a pretty defined opinion that he was passionate about. I didn't even read some of his posts because I often times scroll past long posts. If I had to guess, this is more about his belligerance towards the mods. This thread is practically a showcase for it. I'm sure he's been doing it longer too, since I've only been here for about 2 and a half years. But that's my $0.02.
  5. The Most Satisfying

    The way it banks in perfectly off the backboard is just amazing.
  6. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Seeing as it's October now and all the playoff teams are set, I figured it's time to get this started up. Here's my playoff predictions: Wild Card Games: Yankees vs. Twins Diamondbacks vs. Rockies LDS: Astros (in 4) vs. Red Sox Indians (in 3) vs. Yankees Cubs (in 5) vs. Nationals Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers (in 5) LCS: Indians (in 6) vs. Astros Dodgers vs. Cubs (in 5) World Series: Indians (in 7) vs. Cubs
  7. International Football 2017-2018

    how is dejan lovren a starting cb for a top 6 PL club
  8. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    100% agree. The Astros didn’t prove that they can beat great pitching on the road. We’ll see how that pans out for them when they don’t have the home field.
  9. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    YES Astros! Congrats to them, what a great young team and good to see them comeback. We Yankees haters should probably enjoy this while we can though, they’re gonna be good for a while. But for now, we can enjoy this one. I honestly don't really care who wins at this point, I’d probably rather see the Astros because they were really bad for a while and they’ve got a likable team. But I also wouldn’t mind seeing LA win since they haven’t won since ‘88. Either way, I’m cool.
  10. International Football 2017-2018

    Yes Huddersfield!!!
  11. Please ban hammer don't hurt 'em

    I mean fair enough. He hasn’t done anything wrong. Classic case of not thinking before I posted.
  12. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Jose Altuve is very good at this whole baseball thing. Verlander is dealing again too.
  13. Please ban hammer don't hurt 'em

    I'm giving ozzyman 2 weeks, tops.
  14. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    LaVar Ball is the Little League parent all grown up.
  15. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Ah, the memories. Nostalgia is washing over me right now. Thank you
  16. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Rip the Cubs, dodgers really took it to them. As a proud fan of several choker teams, it always does my heart good to see a team shed that label. I'm not really a huge dodgers fan (I'll probably hate them when Manny Machado signs for them after the '18 season) but I'm happy for them. Oh btw, in case you guys didn't know, go Astros.
  17. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    With how they've been playing, i don't think there's any way that the Cubs are winning this series.
  18. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    That’s awful. Crew fans and Columbus residents don’t deserve to be done this dirty. Sports owners are the worst.
  19. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Do you think if Precourt moves the team to Austin, Columbus would get an expansion team?
  20. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Fair enough, I just kinda read through the thread quickly and didn't think before I posted.
  21. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    @ozzyman314 did a 180 about as quickly as I do during Caps playoff season
  22. Premier League Weekly Pick 'Em

    West Ham v. Brighton - Brighton are meh and I'll take the home team here. Draw is very possible though. Chelsea v. Watford - Chelsea aren't laying eggs in two straight weeks. Huddersfield v. Man United - Now that Mourinho has safely escaped the Top 6's worst defense with a good ole pragmatic, boring point, he can actually turn his uber-expensive attack force loose again. Man City v. Burnley - I can't see anyone in the Premier League getting anything off City, much less Burnley. Newcastle v. Crystal Palace - I think the Chelsea win was a fluke. Plus Newcastle are at home and will be energized knowing they soon could be out of the death grip of Mike Ashley. Stoke v. Bournemouth - Going with the home team, Bournemouth have talent but still aren't there yet. Swansea v. Leicester - Tammy Abraham is very good and Leicester will have a new manager. Southampton v. West Brom - West Brom are pretty good and are a better team than we all think they are. Everton v. Arsenal - Arsenal laid an egg at Watford, and they could very well play poorly again, but Everton are really struggling at the moment. Tottenham v. Liverpool - No confidence in our defense against the likes of Kane, Son, and co.
  23. Premier League Weekly Pick 'Em

    Here are the Gameweek 8 results: jmoe12 and jmac11281 tied for the best week with a score of 3-5-2 each (14 pts). Very even week all around and a lot of draws this week. Gameweek 9 Fixtures: West Ham v. Brighton Chelsea v. Watford Huddersfield v. Man United Man City v. Burnley Newcastle v. Crystal Palace Stoke v. Bournemouth Swansea v. Leicester Southampton v. West Brom Everton v. Arsenal Tottenham v. Liverpool
  24. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Kansas City vs. Oakland - I think that last week's egg that the Chiefs laid was an aberration. They'll handle an injured Derek Carr. New Orleans vs. Green Bay - Brett Hundley is not Aaron Rodgers. The Saints' offense is very good, as usual, with Drew Brees under center. Arizona vs. LA Rams - The Rams' run defense may struggle against AP, but I don't trust the Cardinals' offense when it's in the hands of 206-year-old Carson Palmer. Goff will win this low scoring affair. Baltimore vs. Minnesota - The Ravens have not proven they can handle teams with a good running back, and their offense is going to struggle big time on the road against Minnesota's pass rush. Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis - Always a risk going with Blake Bortles on the road, but the Jags' defense and Leonard Fournette will hand them the victory. Carolina vs. Chicago - Chicago's win was a fluke (sorry Bears fans) and Carolina's offense is light years ahead of Baltimore's. Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo - Winston's injury will tip the scales in favor of the Bills in this one. NY Jets vs. Miami - I'm very tempted to pick the Jets here, but Jay Ajayi will once again shoulder the Dolphins and should deliver a home win to them. Tennessee vs. Cleveland - The Browns are gonna win a game this season. It's not going to be this one. Dallas vs. San Francisco - The Cowboys are not nearly as dominant as last season, but the 49ers are still some trash and they won't be able to handle Dak Prescott. Denver vs. LA Chargers - The Broncos probably aren't as good as we thought they were (same goes for Trevor Siemian), but their defense should be able to handle the Chargers in a quasi-home game. Seattle vs. NY Giants - Even with their awful O-Line on the road, I trust Russell Wilson more than an OBJ-less Eli Manning. Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh - The Bengals have shown us their awful start to the season was a fluke, but they'll still struggle against Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. Atlanta vs. New England - All logic tells me that Atlanta should win this game - their offense is on par with New England's and their defense is far better. But my gut tells me the Patriots are gonna pull this out of their butts again. Washington vs. Philadelphia - The Eagles look good this season - really good. I'm not picking against them, especially not when they're at home and facing a division rival.