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    The Sports Media Thread

    Yep, the revitalization they've had since landing said SNF deal has really shown. Best of the NFL bunch, Premier League is probably the best coverage of a sport in US TV as DG alluded to, their NASCAR coverage is great, NHL is hit-or-miss but mainly good
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    The Sports Media Thread

    Other fascinating thing with NBC is how they went from THE home of sports in the mid-90s, having NFL/NBA/MLB plus Olympics, to having nothing but the Olympics and half a NASCAR package (with Turner picking up most of the production slack) in a span of 10 years. And yeah, that post kinda sums out how they got there, but that had to be the biggest stark contrast in sports properties. NBC Sports only really recovered when they got the SNF deal struck.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    LA Chargers vs. Kansas City Houston vs. NY Jets Cleveland vs. Denver Arizona vs. Atlanta Detroit vs. Buffalo Green Bay vs. Chicago Oakland vs. Cincinnati Dallas vs. Indianapolis Miami vs. Minnesota Tennessee vs. NY Giants Washington vs. Jacksonville (good god picking a winner between these two freefallers is.. something) Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore Seattle vs. San Francisco New England vs. Pittsburgh Philadelphia vs. LA Rams New Orleans vs. Carolina
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    HFBoards Bad Comment Aggregator Thread

    Somebody's jealous Bossy didn't have to make a deal with God to be running up that road, hill, and building with no problem
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

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

    New Orleans vs. Dallas Baltimore vs. Atlanta Denver vs. Cincinnati LA Rams vs. Detroit Arizona vs. Green Bay Buffalo vs. Miami Chicago vs. NY Giants Carolina vs. Tampa Bay Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville Cleveland vs. Houston NY Jets vs. Tennessee Kansas City vs. Oakland Minnesota vs. New England San Francisco vs. Seattle LA Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Washington vs. Philadelphia 
  7. His contract's up for extension after this season, so that's pretty much where the sentiment comes from
  8. Syracuse beats BC and ends the regular season 9-3. Pay Dino whatever he'd like pronto
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Chicago vs. Detroit Washington vs. Dallas Atlanta vs. New Orleans Jacksonville vs. Buffalo Cleveland vs. Cincinnati New England vs. NY Jets NY Giants vs. Philadelphia San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay Seattle vs. Carolina Oakland vs. Baltimore Arizona vs. LA Chargers Pittsburgh vs. Denver Miami vs. Indianapolis Green Bay vs. Minnesota Tennessee vs. Houston
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Given Long Island's... at most 20,000 years old... yeah
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Green Bay vs. Seattle Tampa Bay vs. NY Giants Philadelphia vs. New Orleans Carolina vs. Detroit Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville Tennessee vs. Indianapolis Houston vs. Washington Dallas vs. Atlanta Cincinnati vs. Baltimore Oakland vs. Arizona Denver vs. LA Chargers Minnesota vs. Chicago Kansas City vs. LA Rams
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    PETER MAN is not starting, so change my BUF-NYJ pick to Buffalo
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    blasted GREATEST DIVISION IN SPORTS derailing the perfect week, oh well Carolina vs. Pittsburgh Atlanta vs. Cleveland Miami vs. Green Bay Detroit vs. Chicago Buffalo vs. NY Jets (even without Darnold and the rest of the offense being a walking wounded case that's not enough to offset THE PETER MAN) Arizona vs. Kansas City New England vs. Tennessee Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis Washington vs. Tampa Bay New Orleans vs. Cincinnati LA Chargers vs. Oakland Seattle vs. LA Rams Dallas vs. Philadelphia NY Giants vs. San Francisco
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    College Basketball 2018-19

    Looking forward to this season for Syracuse. Who happens to be ranked lower than the football team at the time of this post. WATTBA
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    2018/19 College Hockey

    BC, BU, and Harvard still have a combined 0 wins
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Oakland vs. San Francisco Atlanta vs. Washington Detroit vs. Minnesota NY Jets vs. Miami Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore Kansas City vs. Cleveland Tampa Bay vs. Carolina Chicago vs. Buffalo Houston vs. Denver LA Chargers vs. Seattle LA Rams vs. New Orleans Green Bay vs. New England Tennessee vs. Dallas
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

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

    Denver vs. Arizona Tennessee vs. LA Chargers -- London New England vs. Chicago Minnesota vs. NY Jets Cleveland vs. Tampa Bay Buffalo vs. Indianapolis Houston vs. Jacksonville Carolina vs. Philadelphia Detroit vs. Miami New Orleans vs. Baltimore Dallas vs. Washington LA Rams vs. San Francisco Cincinnati vs. Kansas City NY Giants vs. Atlanta
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    Syracuse Chiefs rebrand as Syracuse Mets

    Uh oh, here comes the mobs of angry Syracuse.com commenters from the northern suburbs coming after you ? But yeah that logo is.. not great. I get doing the parent club connection, but putting two scripts on top of a map of New York is certainly a decision one can make. Going to go out on a limb that because Cuomo was behind the move that the state had something to do with it. Wordmarks at least look good on the jersey. They could've kept the theme they had rolling with the Syracuse Chiefs. Changing it from Native American imagery to a train imagery worked because the Syracuse train station's right next to the stadium and all the Amtrak and freight trains roll by the outfield. But hey, I see the Mets wanting to stamp their brand in CNY so I get it. Just again, that logo, man.
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    2018/19 College Hockey

    Meanwhile in GOD'S CONFERENCE (ECAC PAWWWLLLLL), I'm still baffled by the fact that [/adjusts glasses] we're talking National Title Contender Princeton. I mean, all well and good as I have a soft spot for the Tigers even as a Cornell/UNH fan (refer to a tweetstorm I had Friday night on my choice of college hockey teams), but it's still odd. And on the women's end, well, Syracuse is back to losing to Mercyhurst. God I can't wait for the Orange to finally beat them in the CHA Championship one year
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    Isles Officially Unveil New Third Jersey

    Also just to tack onto the blue and orange theme in Nassau County, the county does pretty much use it in all official capacities. The police cars have blue and orange striping, signs for parks have blue and orange on them, and before the county nixed the county roads system, the county road signs were orange with blue lettering. So although it does have a connection with the NYC area in general, it is extremely prevalent around here.
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    UPDATE Golden Knights are now 0-5 vs the Caps and with 0 ROWs in 8 games since Imagine Dragons had their pregame performance before Game 2
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    Forgotten Rivalries

    Islanders-Capitals would've been on this list, but the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff series gave a nice jolt to that Mets-Cardinals was brought up, same goes for Mets-Cubs The more interesting one for my teams, of course, is Syracuse due to the conference realignment of 2013 among other things. -Syracuse-Penn State football prior to Paterno passing on a Big East football conference/Penn State joining the Big Ten was an annual rivalry. It got sort of renewed earlier this decade but looks like it'll be back to being dormant. -Syracuse-Colgate and Syracuse-Cornell died in football when those two opponents went FCS, but it's still around in other sports so there's still some regional bad blood -Football.. well, BC went away when they moved to the ACC in 2004 when Syracuse was in the mix to move before the Virginia legislature helped to get VT in, but the 2013 move helped bring it back. Pitt never went away but Syracuse-Pitt's the odd rivalry where they've played every year for 50 years but it's still actually not heated. Syracuse-West Virginia, though, has not returned aside from the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl so the Battle for the Schwartzwalder Trophy has yet to be renewed since each team left the Big East. You can also argue that Rutgers and UConn were losses here. -That being said, even though Syracuse is back in the same conference as Miami and VT, those rivalries from the 90s and early 2000s haven't really been renewed due to them being in separate divisions in football -Basketball was what built the Big East, so of course that's where a lot come in from. Thankfully the Georgetown game's been back on the schedule the past few years, but it isn't the same in non-con. Ditto for the UConn game, which tends to be played every single year in the Thanksgiving tournament slate because every organizer wants to try to make 6OT happen again or something. But at least the two big Big East rivalries have found their way back even if it's not as high stakes at it once was. Villanova initially was still being played once Cuse moved to the ACC, but sadly that went dormant right when the Wildcats found a way to not choke in March and rack up two titles. Also feels like a bit of a void without Providence or Seton Hall on the schedule each winter. The Cuse women's biggest rival's arguably Notre Dame, so realignment didn't have any effect, and oddly enough the rivalry with UConn was bigger post-Big East when they met in the 2016 NCAA title game. -Lacrosse more or less stayed the same, just that they haven't scheduled Princeton in non-con since the ACC move. I'd still much rather have the Princeton rivalry game on the schedule than some of the other non-con games that have been scheduled, but so it goes.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Philadelphia vs. NY Giants Indianapolis vs. NY Jets Chicago vs. Miami Arizona vs. Minnesota Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta Buffalo vs. Houston LA Chargers vs. Cleveland Seattle vs. Oakland -- London Carolina vs. Washington Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati LA Rams vs. Denver Jacksonville vs. Dallas Baltimore vs. Tennessee Kansas City vs. New England San Francisco vs. Green Bay
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    The Oakland/Las Vegas/Where The Hell Are We? Raiders

    Nah, gotta do what we gotta do with Minor League Hockey: Put all the games in Upstate New York So one week at Ralph Wilson, another at the Carrier Dome, another at the Kopf, another in Albany, play the day after Cortaca in either Cortland or Ithaca depending on the home team, another in a temporary venue in Lake George.. see, we're going pla[/gets sacked for making this joke again]