In this case, no, definitely not.
Chicago (with Rose) is one of the top 3 teams in the East, and there's a huge drop-off after them. Before this injury they had a very good chance of making a deep playoff/title run.
Losing Rose for the season is devastating to the city of Chicago.
Zero chance they're milking his injury with the goal of moving 10-15 spots in the draft.
posted by DudeDykstra at 12:42 AM on November 27
They tend to pass when given the chance.
True, but few are as adept at dropping a long one right into a wide receiver's bread basket.
posted by DudeDykstra at 01:13 PM on September 26
While some of the people in my circle (friends, family) are indifferent about the name "Redskins", everyone who has an opinion about it (roughly 2/3) finds the name offensive.
posted by DudeDykstra at 09:49 PM on August 08
Really great match in spite of being straight sets. The two have now met in 4 slam finals, with each taking 2. I expect to see several more finals featuring this pair in the coming years.
posted by DudeDykstra at 03:24 PM on July 07
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:02 PM on April 19
Which is why I'm convinced a player coming out is going to be a huge distraction
Meh. It'll be a "huge" distraction for a few weeks, then a minor one, then none at all.
I, for one, am looking forward to it. I hope (and expect) that generations from now people will look back at this and say, "Geez, you mean people used to hide the fact that they were gay? Why?"
posted by DudeDykstra at 07:47 PM on April 18
Yeah, I suppose there's some tricky things to work around, but ultimately it's not that complicated. Allow them licensing rights on their name and the ability to sell themselves in endorsement deals. Don't force them to go to college if a pro team wants them. Take 5% of the net the program makes, split it up based on playing time, buy a fund they get when they turn 30.
I realize I'm just making up numbers but again, my only point was just that I don't understand people (other than those who make money off these kids) who argue against this sort of thing.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:37 PM on April 02
I am unable to understand why anyone ever takes the argument against compensating highly successful college athletes for their participation on highly profitable sports teams.
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:13 PM on April 01
Logo on the page linked to is not the actual new logo. To see the actual new logo, go to the Dolphins website. It's better, and has eyes.
posted by DudeDykstra at 07:48 PM on March 28
The draft pick sucking doesn't cost you 33 million dollars.
I do think this makes the Brewers a much more likely playoff contender this year.
posted by DudeDykstra at 12:12 AM on March 27
I just got back from the GU - FGCU game here in Philadelphia. Fun game. Florida had a couple really talented athletes, and had enough amazing plays to fill a Sports Center top 10. GU came out sluggish and never found a groove. FGCU game out aggressive and disciplined, and maintained that energy throughout.
During the introductions there were very few cheers for Florida, and huge crowd support for Georgetown. By the half the GU fans were mostly quieted, and there was thunderous support for Florida, who received a standing ovation at the finish.
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:01 PM on March 22
Kudos to Danica. Count me among the impressed.
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:49 PM on February 19
Thank you to everyone who donated. This was really cool!
posted by DudeDykstra at 09:41 PM on February 08
posted by DudeDykstra at 01:08 PM on February 03
3. Joe Flacco
4. Ray Rice
5. Torrey Smith
6. Ray Rice
7. Ray Lewis
8. Ed Reed
9. Aldon Smith
12: 45 (24-21)
posted by DudeDykstra at 12:02 PM on February 03
Now they just need to make it illegal for a Left-hander to throw to first without taking his foot off the rubber. I hate that play and think it's really unfair for Lefties to be allowed to do it.
posted by DudeDykstra at 07:50 PM on January 26
Steve Young rushed for 4239.
John Elway rushed for 3407.
posted by DudeDykstra at 09:13 PM on January 07
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:35 PM on December 20
Thanks jug. I loved--LOVED--fjm. Was oh so sad when they shut down.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:52 PM on December 20
I am so jealous.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:41 PM on December 20
Great article. Thanks rumple.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:41 PM on December 11
Going back through the past 20 years of Heisman winners, it's interesting to me how many were not able to find success in the NFL.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:47 AM on December 09
I hope the Phillies sign him provided that it's not more than a 4 year deal.
posted by DudeDykstra at 06:52 PM on December 08
the proposed rule, which would take effect in 2016
I hope this rule goes through. The belly putters have always bothered me. And 3 full seasons is plenty of time for belly putter users to get back into the swing of regular putters.
posted by DudeDykstra at 08:01 PM on November 29
Wrong question. What are the odds they could find that many sacks from him over the next 2.5 seasons?
I think it makes sense, given that:
1) He played very poorly this season.
2) He's 32 years old and owed a lot of money the next few years.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:29 PM on November 28
Loria should be arrested. Or at least kicked out of baseball.
Selig better go after him the way he went after McCourt.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:25 PM on November 13
I'm in but would it be possible to just mail you a check?
posted by DudeDykstra at 06:43 PM on November 12
A conversation made for sports talk radio. The worst NFL team would beat Bama by 50 points, easy.
posted by DudeDykstra at 12:03 AM on November 04
Thanks for the link, grum.
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:00 PM on November 02
Does anyone know if they're even considering the 2 bye week idea (same 16 game season but with 2 bye weeks)? I love this idea and think it would be especially useful if you have teams traveling to London.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:39 PM on November 01
Really? Do you really believe that an entire 5 game series can be blamed on a single play? Really?
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:48 PM on October 11
Good for him. I feel for him. Sometimes humans can be really ugly. Important in times like that to remember that a lot of times people are really great.
posted by DudeDykstra at 12:40 AM on October 08
Cardinals by 3
Rangers by 4
posted by DudeDykstra at 01:41 AM on October 05
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posted by DudeDykstra at 12:15 AM on October 05
posted by DudeDykstra at 09:33 AM on September 06
Don't think this is advantageous for any team in particular. If you give everyone more money then they all have more money to spend. In fact, the small (cheap) market clubs probably have more of a disadvantage, since their owners will just pocket the money and have even less relative to the big boys who are willing to spend it.
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:19 PM on August 28
while training techniques appear extreme to Western eyes
Likely these techniques appear extreme to Eastern eyes as well.
I struggle with many choices that parents and cultures make for children. I think competition is good, but I believe making it the journey and the destination is, at best, problematic.
Determing where the line is between "good" and "bad" in this area appears difficult. Is training that makes a child cry necessarily "bad"? Do some of these children experience this training as traumatic- rendering them psychologically or physically wounded?
posted by DudeDykstra at 06:43 PM on August 25
The Suns will receive first-round picks in 2013 and 2015 and second-round picks in 2013 and 2014 plus $3 million in cash from the Lakers.
Seems like a lot for a 38 year old. Not to mention the $9mil/yr for the next 3 years.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:11 AM on July 05
That would be my Philadelphia Phillies, who have been no hit a record 18 times. :)
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:53 AM on June 14
I guess the masses won't be appeased until every sports team is named after a color
What I'm trying to say is that in this day and age it is too damned difficult to keep from getting someone upset
Ummm..... is it really that difficult to differentiate between team names that are racial slurs ("Redskins") and team names that aren't (see: every other team name)?
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:23 PM on June 13
I don't understand these big banners. Aren't thousands of people underneath the banner with no view of the game? How long do the banners remain unfurled? Given how huge the banner is, where does it go when they're done displaying it?
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:32 PM on June 12
Thank you, dfleming. That is awesome.
posted by DudeDykstra at 07:02 PM on June 04
My love for the sport of football
My disgust at the consequences playing it has on the athletes
The conflict within me grows....
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:53 PM on May 02
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:33 PM on May 02
I'm a little surprised he netted only a throw-away (7th round) draft pick, especially considering he was willing to renegotiate his salary to 6 mil/year.
posted by DudeDykstra at 08:18 PM on April 25
If you look up "every athletic kid's dream" in the dictionary you see an athlete competing for an Olympic gold medal.
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:20 PM on April 22
Looks like a definite swing to me. Paused it right before ball gets to Pierz and his bat's out there. Either way, there's no chance you're getting the benefit of the doubt with 26 out in a row and you've got 2 strikes.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:26 PM on April 21
I'm a little surprised that these Cuban teams are allowed by their government to travel internationally given how often that seems to lead to players defecting.
posted by DudeDykstra at 12:03 PM on April 13
(In this case I'm referring to Pele's constant reminder that he won three world cups)
posted by DudeDykstra at 01:25 PM on March 08
I know I'm in the minority for this: it bothers me when players take or are given credit for championships in team sports.
posted by DudeDykstra at 01:24 PM on March 08
Not sure they're dancing. Braun getting off on this technicality just makes the sport look even weaker (if that's possible). They can't even bust the people they bust.
Why do you think they don't care about drug use? I agree that they didn't used to care, but they certainly seem to care now.
posted by DudeDykstra at 02:05 AM on February 24
Braun's lawyers were worth every penny.
posted by DudeDykstra at 02:01 AM on February 24
The long, empty days spawned a temporary madness. Desperate for female company, he talked ardently to the planet Venus.
posted by DudeDykstra at 10:22 AM on February 19
I'm not wearing panties
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:44 PM on February 13
Odd game. In the first half I felt like the Giants should be up by 15 and in the second half I felt like the Pats should be up by 10. Neither team played particularly well.
If Eli were an "elite" quarterback then there would be no debate about it. Elite players just are "elite", you don't need to have a conversation about it to prove it. Is Albert Pujols elite? Is Lebron James elite?
Anyway, on to basketball and hockey and baseball's coming around the bend. :)
posted by DudeDykstra at 12:10 AM on February 06
Maybe since the games are a week apart it doesn't matter, but wouldn't the travel for the team in London be unfair? Also, how about the teams in London's division that have to travel their twice?
posted by DudeDykstra at 12:14 AM on January 25
Grum- I thought the same thing when Werth inked his deal with the Nationals. I don't know if Boras ever swings and misses. He's a beast.
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:59 PM on January 24
I think the word "enjoyed" is uninformed when it comes to talking about someone suffering from the disease of alcoholism.
posted by DudeDykstra at 02:20 AM on January 13
I heard an odd rumor that San Diego kept Turner because they really want Reid. They're hoping Reid becomes available next year (a decent probability) and decided to stick it out with Turner in the interim. Like I said, a very odd rumor.
posted by DudeDykstra at 02:18 AM on January 05
I end every day with a reflective meditation. One of the things I ask myself: "Was I kind and loving towards all?"
I recommend this pratice. Doing it for one day won't make much of a difference. Do it every day and I guarantee positive reults.
It goes without saying that Mr. Kahne lacks an approach geared towards positive, healthy interaction with others.
posted by DudeDykstra at 11:37 PM on December 31
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