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Posted by JDIN827 on July 23, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (7)

Seems the word in Cleveland for not one, but now TWO of our sports team is dyfunctional. 

I'd say after Kyrie, is DISS function.  Again, another sports star takes a dump on Cleveland and her most loyal and passionate fan base.  Lebron has always held us hostage.  Jim Thome left us for more $$$ and got a statue at Jacobs Field.  Browns players leave the team and tell the world they are relieved. 

As one of those most passion...

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Should B&B be B&B&K?

Posted by Radatz on July 22, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (4)

Speaking of Mayweather etc., I was watching TV and the 'analysts' were debating Brady's rank all-time, which segued into whether he should be favored to win MVP this year (which apparently he is), which got lost in 'is he done at 40' etc. There was no info. There was, however, an idea as the numbers were pouring out.

Does anybody talk owners? Sure, we get the Rooneys, the Maras, Halas, Hunt, Modell, Irsay, Jones... the usual gang of suspects, some eternally laude...

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mayweather muhgregor

Posted by the immortal scurds on July 19, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (5)

 another fight of the century. i have a couple thoughts: clearly muhgregor is no match for may in a boxing match. i watched a little bit of connor boxing, and its rather sad. i watched a little mayweather, and its rather frightening.  the skills are non competitive. slow lumbering wide swinging muhgregor against the straight right left hook that floyd can toss?? it may not last long.

 mayweather has everything to lose, he will not take this lightly. i think he may actual...

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A Baseball Story for All Star Night

Posted by Radatz on July 11, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (11)

I grew up with a guy we called Ghost. He was red-haired and freckled, and had to avoid sun or turn into a lobster, hence "Ghost." He went to BC undergrad, then law school. He spent a lot of time in Boston. In fact, the front page photo when the Red Sox won the pennant in 1967 (when we were still in high school) featured him and others holding Jim Lonborg on their shoulders. Two years later at Woodstock, he would manage to somehow end up on the album cover. He's clearly visible, ba...

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A Long Journey's Uncertain End.....

Posted by Ark_Razor on July 10, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (8)

For nearly 4-1/2 years, I had been dogged in my determination. My quest technically began in 6/11/12, so really it was close to 5 years.

One by one, I hunted them down....... 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18...... (link 1st 7 in comment...

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So Long Jumpin' Gene

Posted by Radatz on July 6, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (8)

You don't remember him but I do. His name was Gene Conley, and he passed away at 86. Who was this guy, you ask?

He was an amazing athlete. To me, he was the sub center for the Boston Celtics at their peak, winning 3 rings. He was no small part of it. Russell called him the meanest player he ever played against, and he played against him every day in practice. Johnny Most dubbed him Jumpin' Gene. In the 1959-60 season, with probably the best team Boston ever put o...

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The Halfway Point

Posted by Radatz on July 2, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (4)

A day before the 4th, we're close enough to the actual halfway point for jazz. Some are at 81 games, some over, some under. So it begs the obligatory summary. How do the divisions look? Predictably not as unpredictable as perhaps a month ago, but still with some surprises.

ALE: John Farrell blessed the Red Sox with his absence for a couple of games this past week and the team responded predictably, playing their best ball of the season so far. They opened a 3-gam...

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Happy NHL Free Agent Day

Posted by Galfur on July 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (8)

Also known as Canada Day! You people sure know how to celebrate a holiday! Enjoy, stay safe, God bless and best of luck with the roster!

Top 100?

Posted by Radatz on June 27, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (10)

Maybe you caught NFLN's 'top 100' series for 2017, or maybe not, but it's done and the list is published (even in Wikipedia). Voted by 902 players. Big news was Brady making #1 for the second time, the only 2-timer at #1 so far in the short-lived (since 2011) list.

The room for debate is of course cavernous, so these lists are always fun. But filtering is fun too. For example, based...

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Viper Derek?

Posted by Radatz on June 24, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (2)

How valuable are top-tier quarterbacks really? It seems a silly question to answer in the wake of a decade-plus of Brady-Manning classics and in a league that hasn't seen a team win without one since the 2002 season. But you have to do it right.

Consider the Ravens. After 2012, when Joe Flacco led them to a Super Bowl win, he became Viper Joe. His huge contractual reward was questioned even then, both by yours truly and by many others, most of them better inform...

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