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  1. 19 hours ago, DScruggy729 said:

    And Barca get upended in the Copa Del Rey Final... 

     

    No way I see Valverde sticking around now... he’s been able to win the league in back to back years but neither of the Madrid sides have really put much of an effort to stop him. I think Barca will go for Poch if he’s available or maybe even Ten Hag from Ajax. 

     

    Poch won't coach Barca, he's an Espanyol guy

  2. 11 hours ago, Digby said:

     

    Theyre all operating at different levels of capital. FSG hasn’t really demonstrated any further appetite for expansion, and Henry is also the owner of the Boston Globe and is somewhat hands-on in that capacity. And Fenway Park does a brisk business in concerts in the summer now so I don’t see room for 20 Revs games.

     

    There are of course other billionaire soccer types in Boston. James Pallotta, who co-owns AS Roma, never comes up in these discussions. But I do think it’s all a moot point, unfortunately.

     

    I was thinking FSG would try to build a SSS instead of using Fenway, at least long term. Granted, there's not a lot of land and that's an extra couple hundread million to spend.

  3. 2 hours ago, dfwabel said:

    Ya know, John Henry's Fenway Sports Group is kinda busy with Liverpool.

     

    Kroenke owns the Rapids of MLS along with Arsenal, plus obviously NFL, NHL, and NBA teams. Man City co owns about 5 different football clubs around the world including NYCFC. FSG could definitely do something.

  4. 20 hours ago, dfwabel said:

    Hasn't the PAC 10/12 always been kinda weak?

     

    A "national championship coach"? Get in line. The Pete Carrol era was a great time, not what you should expect.  $hit, after John Robinson, y'all had Larry Smith, Ted Tolner and others.

     

    Yes, but Smith, Tolner, and Hackett didn't stick around too long. Not saying they need to go out and get Nick Saban or Dabo Sweeney, but it's apparent to anybody who's actually watched USC for more than 2-3 games over the past 3 seasons, that Clay helton doesnt have the chops to reach that level. They average top 5 recruiting classes and the coaching does jack :censored: with it. Even with Darnold they had plenty of games where they looked totally out of sync and not ready to play.

     

    It was a terrible hire by Pat Haden, who is gone now. A blue blood program should never be hiring a first time HC.

  5. I say this as a USC fan, the team is horrible. The play calling has been trash for the past 3 seasons under Tee Martin, and Sam Darnold/Ronald Jones were able to mask it. The play in the trenches has also been soft since the Carroll era, but particularly since Leonard Williams and Tyron Smith left. Clay Helton has a good resume so far (due to a weak conf and a superstar QB), but it's a mirage, and his staff is atrocious. He's not a National Championship Level coach by any means.

  6. 12 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

     

    How would you know? ? It’s legit the most NHLeist explanation there could possibly be, and actually a really common thing to see. They cheaped out because they didn’t wanna justify the extra expense. That’s normally some BS you’d see in a lower level minor league, but the NHL basically operates like a poorly run side show, even as a member of “The big 4”, so it kinda fits their MO to a T.

     

    If you’re so sure it’s not, then bet me. I could always use some of your money! 

     

    They had a throwback night for the 20th anniversary, where they got specials helmets and pant shells, for a single game. 

     

    This is simply them wanting to mish-mash eras. 

  7. 5 hours ago, 4_tattoos said:

    I know that a lot can happen in the span of 15 to 20 years, but how was LAFC able to get a stadium built in the proper Los Angeles city limits, while Galaxy had to get StubHub Center built in Carson back in the early 2000's? Does LAFC's ownership have deeper pockets than Galaxy's did? What sat on the land that is now Banc of California Stadium that prevented Galaxy from building a stadium on that same spot back in 2003?

     

    USC used to site for basketball until 2006. 

     

    The Galaxy are owned by AEG, LAFC by the owner of the Warriors/Dodgers. Both have very deep pockets. It was just a matter of timing.

  8. On 11/2/2017 at 1:35 PM, Shumway said:

    I like it a lot, but I feel like they could've filled LF for less money and spent it on other holes, specifically 2B and 3B. However, Upton performed pretty well at the end of the season, so I have at least some hope that this won't be a Steve Finley, Gary Matthews, Vernon Wells, Josh Hamilton, Danny Espinosa or Albert Pujols situation.

     

    How is Danny Espinosa there? Wasn't he on a cheap one year deal?

  9. 22 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

     

    I think there’s some doubt, def about the 1st ballot part. 

     

    If he's not a first ballot HOFer, who is? Other than Kershaw, he's the best pitcher since the turn of the millennium. He was the 2nd pitcher ever to have a postseason no-hitter, and the fifth to win a Cy Young award in both leagues. 

     

    Also:

    Seasons in which pitchers had at least 200 strikeouts and no more than 30 walks allowed:

    2012 Cliff Lee 2010 Roy Halladay 1905 Cy Young 1904 Cy Young 1884 Jim Whitney

  10. 16 hours ago, bosrs1 said:

     

    San Diego I agree on Gwynn, Hoffman, Fouts. Other two I'd put Steve Fisher and Don Coryell

     

    LT wouldn't make the cut now that he's proven to be an LA lover. And Gates while good hasn't had nearly the impact of Fisher or Gates on both the team and the sport.

     

    I'm keeping this to players only, not to mention Steve Fisher isn't that well known outside of the college basketball world.

  11. -Chicago: Ernie Banks, Stan Mikita, Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, and uh... Sandberg? Sosa? Toews? Kane? Pippen?

     

    -San Diego: Tony Gwynn, Dan Fouts, LaDainian Tomlinson, Trevor Hoffman, Antonio Gates (hm Philip Rivers)

     

    -Milwaukee/GB: Bart Starr, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Robin Yount, Lew Alcindor/Kareem (hm Hank Aaron. better player than Yount, but I'd prefer to put a Brewer and not a Brave)

     

    -Atlanta: Hank Aaron, Greg Maddux, Chipper Jones, Deion Sanders, Dominique Wilkins (hm Smoltz, Niekro, Glavine, Murphy, Matt Ryan)

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