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April 7th, 2024 at 12:07:10 PM permalink
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Anybody else been watching the United Football league? There have been some good games and I am enjoying it. I think it has a chance to make it.
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?????
I had no idea
I get all my sports news from Pardon the Interruption
They certainly aren't covering it
This is the 1st I've heard of this
Streaming anywhere?
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I know it has been showing on ESPN and ABC. I have no idea where it would be streaming.
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April 8th, 2024 at 6:12:44 AM permalink
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a lot is being made of the matchup between Clingan and Edey tonight
and they are great players at the college level
as far as being great at the NBA level - idk about that
in the same league as Kareem, Hakeem and Ewing_______?_____________I don't think so

Clingan reminds me of Walton and yes Walton was truly great

neither Edey or Clingan are leapers - lots of NBA guys 6'5" or so can go up higher - but the 7 footers will get to the high point quicker

it's fun to take a look back at Hakeem "The Dream" who retired in 2002

it's easy to see that he is playing the game on a much higher level than those 2 guys - maybe not a fair comparison - whatever

and of course, Webanyama is setting a new standard for greatness out of the center position

maybe Mac will weigh in

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April 8th, 2024 at 11:59:46 AM permalink
IMO, Purdue is not an elite college team but Zach Edey at 7'4' and 295 pounds is a matchup problem that most other teams cannot handle. So Edey can readily score near the basket by simply putting his hands up and catching a pass. He can defend the paint and block shots without fouling. He can give Purdue a dominant edge by reaching over players and grabbing rebounds. Against Tennessee, an extremely good college team, he scored 40 points and got 16 rebounds.

But now UConn has a player who can matchup to Edey. Donovan Clingan is 7'2' and 280 pounds, strong and mobile.

So, yes people are excited about this matchup. I think UConn will win decisively.
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April 8th, 2024 at 12:17:52 PM permalink
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IMO, Purdue is not an elite college team but Zach Edey at 7'4' and 295 pounds is a matchup problem that most other teams cannot handle. So Edey can readily score near the basket by simply putting his hands up and catching a pass. He can defend the paint and block shots without fouling. He can give Purdue a dominant edge by reaching over players and grabbing rebounds. Against Tennessee, an extremely good college team, he scored 40 points and got 16 rebounds.

But now UConn has a player who can matchup to Edey. Donovan Clingan is 7'2' and 280 pounds, strong and mobile.

So, yes people are excited about this matchup. I think UConn will win decisively.
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This is actually a matchup I look forward to. Sadly, it doesn't start until 920pm here so I probably won't see much of it live but will try to watch it when I wake up.
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April 8th, 2024 at 8:22:10 PM permalink
Edey isnít a consistent nba rotation player. Almost every guy of a similar prototype that hasnít been a flop has been drafted by age 20. He canít move his feet or get off the floor, nba teams will make him defend in space and he simply canít.

He got points, but UConn was able to play him straight up without any help, which meant no one else got anything for them.

Also, offensively, that left arm forklift thing he doesÖ..gets called as an offfensive foul frequently in the pros, heís going to have to figure out another way to create space.
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April 8th, 2024 at 8:32:18 PM permalink
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Edey isnít a consistent nba rotation player. Almost every guy of a similar prototype that hasnít been a flop has been drafted by age 20. He canít move his feet or get off the floor, nba teams will make him defend in space and he simply canít.

He got points, but UConn was able to play him straight up without any help, which meant no one else got anything for them.

Also, offensively, that left arm forklift thing he doesÖ..gets called as an offfensive foul frequently in the pros, heís going to have to figure out another way to create space.
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I think he would be a decent back up big man giving you 15 to 20 min a nite
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April 8th, 2024 at 8:34:49 PM permalink
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IMO, Purdue is not an elite college team but Zach Edey at 7'4' and 295 pounds is a matchup problem that most other teams cannot handle. So Edey can readily score near the basket by simply putting his hands up and catching a pass. He can defend the paint and block shots without fouling. He can give Purdue a dominant edge by reaching over players and grabbing rebounds. Against Tennessee, an extremely good college team, he scored 40 points and got 16 rebounds.

But now UConn has a player who can matchup to Edey. Donovan Clingan is 7'2' and 280 pounds, strong and mobile.

So, yes people are excited about this matchup. I think UConn will win decisively.
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This is actually a matchup I look forward to. Sadly, it doesn't start until 920pm here so I probably won't see much of it live but will try to watch it when I wake up.
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You are living on the wrong side of the country
Pretty much lived my whole life staying up for sports
Love living in Vegas with early sports
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April 8th, 2024 at 9:00:09 PM permalink
UConnís defense reminds me of the 2007 Florida- Ohio St. title game where Florida left Al Horford and Kris Richard to guard #1 overall pick Greg Oden without any help so they wouldnít give up open three point shots. Oden seemingly dominated the game but Florida won relatively easy.

Purdue got 11 points total not from Edey or Smith. Their 7 3 point attempts are the lowest in a title game since 1995, and 1 made 3 the lowest since 1992.
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April 9th, 2024 at 5:44:07 AM permalink
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Pretty much lived my whole life staying up for sports
Love living in Vegas with early sports



I know. When living in Vegas there was absolutely nothing better in life than college football Saturdays. Wake up at 6am and watch College Gameday until football started at 9am. Maybe not even get out of bed until noon when the early games end. Go to bed when the Hawaii game ends around midnight.
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April 9th, 2024 at 5:45:54 AM permalink
UConn has been the most dominant team in a long time, yet they don't look dominant but the results say they are.
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April 9th, 2024 at 6:05:33 AM permalink
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Five games in the womenís sweet 16 and elite 8 were played on a court with an incorrect 3 point line on one end of the court. Absolutely unbelievable. The difference is not subtle, itís plain to see by anyone. Four games were already in the books when a fan pointed out to officials.

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April 13th, 2024 at 6:41:26 AM permalink
How about Tiger making the cut
He broke the record for making the cut the most times ever at the Masters
Even at this age when many never expect him to win again he still amazes
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April 13th, 2024 at 1:24:38 PM permalink
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How about Tiger making the cut
He broke the record for making the cut the most times ever at the Masters
Even at this age when many never expect him to win again he still amazes
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I believe Nicklaus and Couples both have over 30 cuts made at the Masters.
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April 13th, 2024 at 2:03:17 PM permalink
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How about Tiger making the cut
He broke the record for making the cut the most times ever at the Masters
Even at this age when many never expect him to win again he still amazes
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I believe Nicklaus and Couples both have over 30 cuts made at the Masters.
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My mistake
Most consecutive cuts made
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April 14th, 2024 at 5:42:24 AM permalink
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really cool sports story re 20 year old Dwight Gooden who in '85 went 24-4 with a 1.53 era and struck out 268 batters almost averaging one for every inning pitched

I also linked his stats which shows that in '84 at age 19 he struck out 276 averaging more than 1 for every inning he pitched

he just had his jersey retired


https://theathletic.com/5409092/2024/04/12/mets-dwight-gooden-jersey-retirement/


https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/goodedw01.shtml





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April 14th, 2024 at 11:35:17 AM permalink
Scottie Scheffler is leading the Masters
His wife is expecting
He said if he gets the call his wife is in labor
He will leave the tournament immediately.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/golf/scottie-scheffler-willing-to-withdraw-from-masters-with-lead/ar-BB1lBmlm?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=ACTS&cvid=bd99d300c7fa46c1a00d13130c7b6eac&ei=11
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April 14th, 2024 at 11:47:33 AM permalink
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Scottie Scheffler is leading the Masters
His wife is expecting
He said if he gets the call his wife is in labor
He will leave the tournament immediately.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/golf/scottie-scheffler-willing-to-withdraw-from-masters-with-lead/ar-BB1lBmlm?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=ACTS&cvid=bd99d300c7fa46c1a00d13130c7b6eac&ei=11
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April 14th, 2024 at 6:40:28 PM permalink
An illustration of how much professional basketball has changed in the last 40 years: over 31,000 3 point shots made in the 2023-2024 season. There were less than 20,000 in the entire 1980ís!!!
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April 15th, 2024 at 6:48:16 AM permalink
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An illustration of how much professional basketball has changed in the last 40 years: over 31,000 3 point shots made in the 2023-2024 season. There were less than 20,000 in the entire 1980ís!!!
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Frankly, it is more indicative of how badly the coaches in the 80ís understood the concept that 38% from 3 is way better than 48% from 2. I donít think basketball coaches are known for high IQs.
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April 15th, 2024 at 6:56:20 AM permalink
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An illustration of how much professional basketball has changed in the last 40 years: over 31,000 3 point shots made in the 2023-2024 season. There were less than 20,000 in the entire 1980ís!!!
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Frankly, it is more indicative of how badly the coaches in the 80ís understood the concept that 38% from 3 is way better than 48% from 2. I donít think basketball coaches are known for high IQs.
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I really can't argue with your last statement, but in their defense, 3-point make percentage in the 80's was 28.9%.
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April 15th, 2024 at 12:58:52 PM permalink
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An illustration of how much professional basketball has changed in the last 40 years: over 31,000 3 point shots made in the 2023-2024 season. There were less than 20,000 in the entire 1980ís!!!
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Frankly, it is more indicative of how badly the coaches in the 80ís understood the concept that 38% from 3 is way better than 48% from 2. I donít think basketball coaches are known for high IQs.
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I really can't argue with your last statement, but in their defense, 3-point make percentage in the 80's was 28.9%.
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Larry Legend hit 37.6% of his shots from downtown.
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April 15th, 2024 at 1:29:54 PM permalink
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An illustration of how much professional basketball has changed in the last 40 years: over 31,000 3 point shots made in the 2023-2024 season. There were less than 20,000 in the entire 1980ís!!!
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Frankly, it is more indicative of how badly the coaches in the 80ís understood the concept that 38% from 3 is way better than 48% from 2. I donít think basketball coaches are known for high IQs.
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I really can't argue with your last statement, but in their defense, 3-point make percentage in the 80's was 28.9%.
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Larry Legend hit 37.6% of his shots from downtown.
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when the 3 point line got installed initially there weren't many players who had much confidence in shooting from that far out
it took years and the younger players started practicing and eventually the confidence level became much higher
before the line was installed you would really almost NEVER see any player take shots from as far out as Caitlin Clark shoots them unless it was because the quarter or half or game was in the final seconds

in '82/'83 the overall NBA % on 3s was just 23.8%

OKC is this year's leader in % at 38.9%___________Portland trails the field at 34.5% which almost equals the % of the entire league from 2010-2019

the link shows the overall NBA % on 3s going from 27.79% in '79-88 to 35.6% in 2010 to 2019






https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9915101/


https://www.teamrankings.com/nba/stat/three-point-pct


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April 15th, 2024 at 9:58:17 PM permalink
One of the best 3 point shooters out there
But
Only 6' 2"
Can he make it in the NBA ?

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April 16th, 2024 at 5:31:14 AM permalink
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every once in a while you see a really great and unusual sports story
this is one about a many who saved a little boy from getting hit by a hockey puck that went flying into the stands

https://ktla.com/news/california/dude-literally-saved-my-sons-life-man-stops-flying-hockey-puck-from-hitting-boy-4/





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April 16th, 2024 at 8:06:16 AM permalink
Rod Strickland, the NYC streetball legend and NBA player, had a very unique skillset. As talented and creative dribbler as anyone, alongy with a layup package resembling a pint sized George Gervin, making finger rolls and layups from all sorts of crazy angles.

Some of those layups look like as difficult of a shot as you could make, just absolutely amazing coordination.



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April 20th, 2024 at 7:02:12 AM permalink
Did Katie Ledecky just win an 8th Olympic gold medal.
News is coming out that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for doping but were allowed to swim anyway.
This is news that just came out 4 years after the race.
WTF
At first the reports were that Chinese Swim team that won gold now disqualified
Apparently maybe that's not the case as latest reports no DQ.
Amazing. 4 years later and we are still trying to figure out who should get gold

https://www.si.com/olympics/2024/04/20/us-swimmers-informed-of-alleged-doping-violations-at-tokyo-olympics-by-china

https://swimswam.com/update-world-aquatics-denies-that-chinese-800-free-relay-has-been-dqed/

spokesperson from World Aquatics has said that it is ďnot currently aware of any Anti-Doping Rule Violation that might lead to a disqualification of results obtained in competition, and resulting consequences, for the Womenís 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay at Tokyo 2020.Ē According reporting by Australian journalist Julian Linden, 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for a banned substance prior to the Olympic Games but were not suspended because of a contamination claim. Linden reports that World Aquatics looked into the case and accepted the Chinese decision, but that the ITA and USADA were concerned about the process. USADA contacted SwimSwam to deny the story late Friday night, but has not yet provided explanation as to why American athletes received a call from an individual representing the organization informing them that they would receive a promotion in the medal standings.
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April 20th, 2024 at 3:19:20 PM permalink
I need people's thoughts on the KC Royals and MLB this season. I know it is early but the Royals are looking like their 2014/2015 teams. I am hoping they at least make the postseason.
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April 20th, 2024 at 4:02:08 PM permalink
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I need people's thoughts on the KC Royals and MLB this season. I know it is early but the Royals are looking like their 2014/2015 teams. I am hoping they at least make the postseason.
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The Royals should bring Bo Jackson back. He could probably still play.
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April 20th, 2024 at 4:26:51 PM permalink
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I need people's thoughts on the KC Royals and MLB this season. I know it is early but the Royals are looking like their 2014/2015 teams. I am hoping they at least make the postseason.
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The Royals should bring Bo Jackson back. He could probably still play.
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April 20th, 2024 at 8:14:31 PM permalink
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I need people's thoughts on the KC Royals and MLB this season. I know it is early but the Royals are looking like their 2014/2015 teams. I am hoping they at least make the postseason.
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I always thought the 2015 Royals over-performed their talent.

I haven't yet seen the 2024 Royals play. However, after 20 games, each of their 5 starters have started 4 games and all of them have pitched very well in every game. An old saying in baseball is that if you have at least 4 strong starters you have a shot at achieving anything. So, who knows?

However I note that 4 of the batters in your starting lineup have batting averages between 0.167 and 0.200. In particular, Kyle Isbel (your centerfielder) has a record of being a notoriously weak hitter; currently his slash is 0.200/0.214/0.273. How can you be competitive with a black hole in your line-up?
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April 21st, 2024 at 1:38:29 PM permalink
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Quote: AitchTheLetter

I need people's thoughts on the KC Royals and MLB this season. I know it is early but the Royals are looking like their 2014/2015 teams. I am hoping they at least make the postseason.
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I always thought the 2015 Royals over-performed their talent.

I haven't yet seen the 2024 Royals play. However, after 20 games, each of their 5 starters have started 4 games and all of them have pitched very well in every game. An old saying in baseball is that if you have at least 4 strong starters you have a shot at achieving anything. So, who knows?

However I note that 4 of the batters in your starting lineup have batting averages between 0.167 and 0.200. In particular, Kyle Isbel (your centerfielder) has a record of being a notoriously weak hitter; currently his slash is 0.200/0.214/0.273. How can you be competitive with a black hole in your line-up?
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Well, one of our starters had a nasty start yesterday right after I posted that but at least half of the trouble was defensive troubles not pitching. The hits weren't hard or particularly well struck, just players missing their marks.

Yeah, Isbel needs to figure that one out. A postseason appearance is kinda a pipe dream, I just want a .500 season at this point.
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May 1st, 2024 at 6:44:22 PM permalink
Just over 54 years ago Jerry West hit one of the most unbelievable shots in NBA finals history, a 60 foot heave at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

Interesting thing, before the three point shot, so a two pointer, tie rather than the win it would have been for most of NBA history since then. New York would go on to beat the Lakers in overtime anyway, and this series is best known for a hobbled Willis Reed coming out of the locker room inspiring his team to a game 7 championship. Maybe if West's shot is a 3 that title never happens.

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Nothing special, just some dude born without a right hand throwing a no hitter in the major leagues. Yeah right.

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Nothing special, just some dude born without a right hand throwing a no hitter in the major leagues. Yeah right.


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He also won an award as being the best amateur athlete in the country while he was at the University of That State Up North,
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May 3rd, 2024 at 5:08:49 AM permalink
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Bucks Patrick Beverly gets mad and throws the ball at a fan after being eliminated from the playoffs

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May 3rd, 2024 at 12:23:23 PM permalink
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Terry Norris is pretty much a forgotten athlete

I didn't remember who he was until I started watching some Sugar Ray Leonard highlights

but Terry Norris is one of only 3 who ever beat Sugar Ray - and he beat him soundly - knocking him down twice

Terry fought 295 fights as an amateur and 56 as a pro -

he suffers from pugilistic dementia and parkinson's disease caused by his boxing career - this adversely effects his speech and coordination





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May 6th, 2024 at 5:16:15 AM permalink
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the figures are in and a record - a whopping $210 million was bet on the Kentucky Derby this year__________unreal

that's on just the one race - not the whole card - $307 million was wagered on all the races on Derby day

the whales love the Triple Crown events because their own huge wagers won't crush down the payouts (percentage as related to their bets) if their bets win as they often will on ordinary days

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https://ftw.usatoday.com/2024/05/kentucky-derby-total-money-wagered-record-2024#:~:text=Overall%2C%20the%20total%20amount%20of,nose%20in%20a%20photo%20finish.

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May 6th, 2024 at 1:01:58 PM permalink
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in the Derby jockey Tyler Gaffalione who finished 2nd on Sierra Leone clearly fouled the 3rd place finisher Forever Young
but no foul was called and there was no steward's inquiry
the 2 horses were bumping each other and you can clearly see Tyler trying to push the rival horse away with his hand to make room for his whip

bettors who had Forever Young somewhere in their bet to finish 2nd instead of 3rd had to be mad

the Japanese jock could have initiated a claim of foul

the Racing Manager for Forever Young's trainer (Japanese horse, trainer and jock) later said "claims of foul do not happen much in Japan. It's the steward's call not us."
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https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/2024/05/05/churchill-downs-kentucky-derby-mystik-dan/stories/202405060020

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/kentucky-derby-punters-claim-foul-32743854


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May 6th, 2024 at 3:47:36 PM permalink
1st and 2nd place in the 1933 kentucky Derby went mano-a-mano.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/227051/head-play-and-the-fighting-finish

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May 10th, 2024 at 5:31:53 AM permalink
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Jalen Brunson has had 4 consecutive 40 or more point games in the playoffs - only 3 others in NBA history have done that

NYC is excited about him and the Knicks who haven't won an NBA Championship since 1973 - more than 50 years ago

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May 10th, 2024 at 6:45:14 PM permalink
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Jalen Brunson has had 4 consecutive 40 or more point games in the playoffs - only 3 others in NBA history have done that

NYC is excited about him and the Knicks who haven't won an NBA Championship since 1973 - more than 50 years ago

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I am guessing the Dallas Mavericks are having second thoughts about getting rid of him.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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May 12th, 2024 at 1:22:39 PM permalink
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playing for the Mob

the Wikipedia link is the story of the '78/'79 Boston College point shaving scandal

one of the key players was mobster Henry Hill who was depicted in the highly regarded film "Goodfellas"

in the film Hill was portrayed by Ray Liotta - another mobster who was involved was James Burke, who in the film was portrayed by Robert DeNiro

the incident was only briefly mentioned in the film which focused on Hill's drug dealing and the spectacular Lufthansa heist as well as the extreme violence of the mobsters


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978%E2%80%9379_Boston_College_basketball_point-shaving_scandal

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May 12th, 2024 at 2:03:54 PM permalink
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playing for the Mob

the Wikipedia link is the story of the '78/'79 Boston College point shaving scandal

one of the key players was mobster Henry Hill who was depicted in the highly regarded film "Goodfellas"

in the film Hill was portrayed by Ray Liotta - another mobster who was involved was James Burke, who in the film was portrayed by Robert DeNiro

the incident was only briefly mentioned in the film which focused on Hill's drug dealing and the spectacular Lufthansa heist as well as the extreme violence of the mobsters


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978%E2%80%9379_Boston_College_basketball_point-shaving_scandal

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ESPN 30 for 30 did a great documentary on this story
I watched it when it was broadcast
Now behind a paywall :-(
Its just a forum. Nothing here to get obsessed about.
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May 14th, 2024 at 5:05:56 AM permalink
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some have called it the greatest fight of all time
Irish Micky Ward vs. Arturo Gatti
I felt guilty watching it and enjoying it - so brutal - but I couldn't turn away
Ward pounds him for a couple of consecutive rounds - you think Gatti is done - and then you hear the announcer say "and here comes Gatti" - just unreal
if you enjoy boxing at all and haven't seen it you might wanna take a look
the fans in the seats and who saw it on ppv like me definitely go their money's worth on this one





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May 16th, 2024 at 6:29:45 AM permalink
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the great British Champion Henry Cooper was one of only 4 to ever knock down the much greater Muhammad Ali (at that time he was using his given name Cassius Clay)
after the knockdown Ali won the fight - it had to be stopped because of Cooper's heavy bleeding

after the fight Ali said "Henry hit me so hard it shocked my African Ancestors"

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