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    Braves to Show Off “Refreshed” Uniforms This Weekend

    None of those things warrant an announcement or unveiling. My first thought was also dropping the tomahawk.
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    Division 1 College Conference Realignment

    I don't understand why football divisions have to equal basketball. The 65 big football teams could be division 1 football, and division 1 basketball can just be whoever wants to be. I think we're working too much within the confines of how the NCAA is currently shaped, but they already have more divisions for football than basketball, so they'd just be creating one more.
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    2018 MLB Off Season Thread

    Word on "the street" is that the Phillies were poised to sign Machado, but fell in love with Harper when they met on Saturday, and told Machado to "just hold out a little longer... we'll get to you". Meanwhile, he's sitting on an 8-year offer from the White Sox while waiting for the Phillies to "get to him". There's rumors that the Phillies might try to get both of them, but would want to lock-in Harper first since he'd be the more expensive. They're supposedly "preparing their offer" for Harper some time this week. 1) this guarantees that they'll get neither. They need to sign Machado while they can. If I'm him and am told to "wait a while" while I have an offer on the table, I'm just taking that offer (assuming it's in my asking range.) My gut tells me that Harper is going to somehow go back to Nationals. 2) How the hell do you know that you're going to bid on Harper before the season even ends, but still need three weeks into January to even "prepare" your offer? How can things possibly work this way? Wouldn't you go after these guys right away so that you know how much you can spend on the rest of your team? I can't wrap my head around how slow this process works.
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    2018 MLB Off Season Thread

    1) in theory, I don't see how a salary cap is "collusion", since they almost always go up and guarantee the players an agreed-upon percentage of revenue. 2) if a "win is worth $1.5M in value" - how do you determine that value? Would it be worth more for a team with more revenue sources than say for the Royals? Could it be that it is worth it to sign a $300M player if your wins are worth more? 3) players peak between 24 and 26 - I'd love to see the stats behind that. Baseball is the one sport where it seems like players don't peak until later. Hell - the two top FAs, Machado and Harper, are 26 and every story is about how they're only entering their primes. You've forgotten more about baseball than I know so I feel weird calling you out, but this doesn't sound right to me. Also - players take way better care of themselves now than back in the 90s and earlier, so I think it's reasonable that primes are later now and careers longer. Aren't baseball players called up later than players in other sports? Maybe that's old fashioned and teams need to trust younger guys.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Unlees star players start bypassing college signing out of HS just to get paid sooner, it’s pretty much impossible that these teams will be better or even equal than the top conference teams. On average, #10-50 on each roster might be equal or even better, but 1-10 (at least) won’t even be close.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    Say what? The cowboys players usually spend the offseason there starting in early January.
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

    Thanks for that. Maybe I'm dumb but trading him seems kind of complicated. Assume that the FO decides that Wentz is the guy and Foles can't come back - even at less money, and even as a backup. Sounds like they either need to decline the option and get nothing, or pick it up and hope that Foles declines. Doesn't seem like it'd be easy to grade a guy that is on a $20M 1-year deal - at least not for anything substantial - especially when everyone knows that you have to trade him. Maybe some team with cap space would trade a 3rd or 4th to try him out for a year - maybe the lack of long-term deal is actually a benefit?
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

    I'm not sure how "mutual options" work, but Nick Foles has one for $20M. He's not going to be back in Philadelphia next season, but I'd imagine they'd like to get something for him - a 3rd rounder? Maybe 2nd? Can they pick up the $20M and then trade him? Could he surprise them and pick it up figuring it's more than he'd make on the open market? Could they not pick up the option, but 'franchise' him just to keep his rights so they can trade him? One of the ESPN 'insiders' (can't recall who) said that the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles could get three #1s for Carson Wentz if they decided to trade him and keep Foles. That seems high to me - I'd think 2 plus a later round pick - but if you're them, do you just roll with Foles knowing that he can be just as bad as he can be good, and build around him with all those picks? FWIW, I roll with Wentz - neck acne and all - and wish Foles well in his future endeavours.
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    Proposed update to NCAA Football Targeting Rule

    In full speed, it looks like he tried to take his head off.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    1) I'm pro LA. I was pro the move, and I've been consistent in saying that sports are better when there's good teams in big markets, and I hate it when teams exist just to provide road trip destinations for fans of the other team (that goes for MLB too.) I want LA to work - I just laugh at the notion that the Rams are this beloved franchise that the region was begging to return home. 2) I only recall one other thread where I've questioned the LA thing, and got into it with you, Gothamite, and maybe one other. That's it. You dismissing someone who disagrees with you as having a "schtick" is schtick that's a bit thick. I know what I saw. Buck even mentioned it at least once (I'm fairly certain more than once) when they came back from a time out and the cameras were showing the sections of Cowboy fans. If it's on NFLNetwork, and you have literally nothing in the world better to do, watch it again.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    It would make sense for the league and networks for the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles to advance. I only recall two obviously-bad calls though - one of which (roughing the passer against NO) the announcers said was an "easy call" even though I thought it was a terrible one (the other was a hold where the SBLIICPE player was already going down and was an absurd call.) It certainly tilted against NO, though not as egregiously as other games I've seen. I was surprised how well PI was called - they basically let them play. The Eagles were once again playing guys that I literally had never heard of until today - and not just me - everyone around me was saying "who?" several times during the game. Last season's injuries were absurd, but this season featured the most injuries I've ever seen a team withstand. They got beat by a better team, and it's remarkable that had Alshon Jeffery caught that last ball that they would have been in position to win.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    Of all years to bring up this nonsense, just one year after they lose in the Super Bowl? They did not win last year. They did not win from 2005-2014. I'm not sure why people want inferior teams to win games.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    The last time the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles lost a playoff game, it was to the Saints... and the QB was Nick Foles 1.0 (coached by Chip Goddam Kelly!) The SBCPE have lost the last 3 (maybe more) playoff games in which they were favored (at least 2010 vs Packers, 2008 vs Cardinals NFCCG, 2013 Saints) but have won the last four in which they were the underdog, including the Super Bowl, when they won the Super Bowl championship.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    Regarding the "in the grasp" call - could it be that since the Cowboy lineman grabbed Dak, the ref felt that Dak was vulnerable since he couldn't escape/run on his own if a Rams player were to line him up? Maybe "in the grasp" was the wrong description, but I'm just trying to think of any way to justify the call. It's not likely that the drive would have amounted to anything since that play was all busted up, but maybe it was called in the interest of safety? I don't think that was nearly as bad as "no fumble recovery" (LOL here you go Cowboys, we gave you the game, don't mess it up) but that was a pretty horrible whistle if not for safety reasons.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    I watched the entire game. If you think that sounded like a pro-Rams crowd, maybe you watched a game from the '70s on-demand by mistake? There were certainly some Rams cheers, but there were louder cheers when Dallas converted 4th downs, when referee calls or reviews, went for the Cowboys, FGs, etc. You didn't hear the boos (or at least lack of cheers) when Dak was called "in the grasp" when no Ram had touched him? LA is just a destination for visiting fans. I recognize that attendance doesn't necessarily reflect passion or support, but it must blow being a player when you're being heckled and flipped off in your own home stadium. If the reigning-defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are fortunate enough to advance to Los Angeles to play for the right to defend their Super Bowl championship in the Super Bowl, just wait to hear the crowd. They might as well put artificial snow in the stadium because it'll be a road game for the Rams.
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    Division 1 College Conference Realignment

    Why? They'd still be in NCAA, it's just that only they are in D1, and the rest of D1 is now D something else. I mean, they should leave NCAA and the whole NCAA deserves to crumble to the ground, but I still don't understand why they can't be in their own division still within NCAA.
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    Division 1 College Conference Realignment

    You'd also have a clearer picture of who's good and who's not, because 5 teams aren't 11-1 with multiple 50+ point wins against Dixie State et al. I don't see anything wrong with a 7-4 team making the playoff if they're playing all big 5 teams. Seems like it would be more competitive for everyone.
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    Philadelphia Phillies Retro Cap Returns as Alternate in 2019

    Even the repros can be inconsistent, but I'm pretty sure the ones they wore last year were just as you said, because you can see the slight slant on the left side of the 5. When I was growing up watching them (my memories of these span from '86-'91) the 5 was consistently straight, like the one below. I'd be very surprised to see a jersey from that era where the 5 is the true helvetica one.
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    Division 1 College Conference Realignment

    Since the big 5 conferences are really the only ones that always have a good chance at the playoffs and pretty much control everything, why don't they just make "Division 1" just those conferences, and have what's left of current FBS just be their own division?
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    Are the Cowboys at home? I still have to LOL at this "beloved Rams" schtick. Do they have any home games?
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    Your Favourite CBC Logo

    So would the American equivalent of CBC be PBS? Current logo is the best.
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    Philadelphia Phillies Retro Cap Returns as Alternate in 2019

    The 5s at least are slightly different, but it’s not anything exotic or custom.
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    2018-19 NCAA FBS Coaching Changes Thread

    So they did - buyout is $10M for the first two years, then $8M for the next two. He's ain't goin' nowhere.
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    Division 1 College Conference Realignment

    Wow. I never knew "schools" like that existed.
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    The XFL may be making a comeback

    You're half correct. Legitimate football players will not "act" and "perform" to a script. You can't script a football game. There would be too many injuries and the ball doesn't always "bounce" the way you want it to. It's not like the Harlem Globetrotters, which is relatively easy to plan. HOWEVER - they can build up storylines either legitimately or manufactured (two players feuding with each other, a revenge game, a star player dealing with a trying personal situation, etc.) and then "rig" the game so that calls go the way of the team they need to win. I firmly believe that this happens in the NFL, either at the behest of the league itself or the networks or the gambling sponsors.