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Aug 01, 15

First, I know the Islanders haven't won a playoff series since, but looking back on it makes it seem so long ago.

Second, am I the only one who still sees that replay and gets violently angry at Dale Hunter?

Jul 30, 15

That's a whole lot of starters to lose for a game in Blacksburg, but with this much time to prepare for the game, I fully expect Urban to have some tricks up his sleeve, especially when it comes to the H-back position. Braxton should have plenty of opportunities at the H-back spot, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the Buckeyes with all three QB's on the field at the same time. In the end though, it's going to be about the offensive line and Ezekiel Elliott though, with so many weapons in the passing game out.

Jul 30, 15

This seems like a bad idea. Then again, as we see with the multi-million dollar stadiums built for the World Cup in Rio that are basically empty now, maybe hosting these types of events is a bad idea all the way around.

Jul 29, 15

The cover up is always worse than the crime. I mean if Le'Veon Bell gets two games for DUI and marijuana possession, the severity of Brady's suspension is completely ridiculous, but when a player has the audacity to defy Roger, look out!

Jul 28, 15

The NFL sure makes it hard to be a fan sometimes, but they also know as popular as fantasy football is, they'll always have an audience.

Jul 25, 15

What are the chances of Grienke and Niese both having kids the day they were scheduled to pitch against each other?

Jul 24, 15

It's easy to forget that athletes are people with families and problems like the rest of us, and getting traded means more than a new team. Good for Cleveland to recognize that.

Jul 23, 15

Wow. Never would have thought Lou would leave New Jersey for another team, but he's back to being a GM. You have to wonder if he can repeat the magic in Toronto though. Lou is used to being THE voice when it comes to hockey decisions, and Toronto has a few guys who are also used to that position. This being Toronto it'll either be a turning point, or even more dysfunction.

Jul 19, 15

It all comes down for me to whether the NHL knew, or didn't know. If the league and owners knew, and kept throwing players out there the way Nicholls describes, the have a lot to answer for.

Jul 19, 15

Every once in a while something like this happens and we all wonder about the safety of being out on the open road. But then, the Tour wouldn't be the Tour if you changed that. Hopefully the sport is cleaned up enough that it can start to shed the image of doping, but I also understand the skepticism of fans when one rider, and team, seems to be doing so much better than the rest. Still, that's no reason to throw urine at anyone. Yuck!

Jul 16, 15

An interesting look into the real economics of cord cutting and non-bundled cable services. I hadn't really thought much about how much it would actually be a bad idea for sports fans or fans of other cable channels that provide programming that doesn't match up with popular culture enough to make money on it's own.

Jul 15, 15

I get the safety factor, but how much will those seats go empty if there's no foul ball possibilities?

Jul 13, 15

Listen, I know that campus bars often will let in underage students, but just not let them drink, but as a football program, you have to know that having underage guys hanging around a bar is eventually going to lead to problems. Either they're going to be trying to drink, using fake IDs, getting in arguments with people who have been drinking and so on. Those things might be fairly common for students, but they just can't be when your PR is as bad as FSU's is right now. So, banning kids from going is probably not a bad choice here.

Jul 13, 15

How is this even possible? How does an actual Division 1 football program have to use the same cadence to keep from going offside? Oh wait, it's Syracuse.

Jul 12, 15

More fun history of the Tour de France, and how finishing last is it's own reward!

Jul 12, 15

As a kid in NY at the time, I hated Borg. But I remember watching this final and being mesmerized by it. Interesting to hear about the classic photo of Borg celebrating.

Jul 09, 15

Had a feeling he was done while I was up early watching this morning. Sad really to have the leader drop out like that. Yeah, he wasn't going to win the overall Tour, but what many non-fans of the Tour don't understand is how much honor and respect is due to anyone who wears Yellow for any amount of time, and how hard guys will fight to hang on to it as long as possible.

Many also don't understand what a dangerous sport cycling at this level can be, but crashes cause serious injuries, and occasionally deaths, when it's just you and the bike.

Jul 08, 15

I was living in South Carolina during Marcus Lattimore's final college season, and can remember distinctly how devastating the injury was, and how the entire state was shocked by it. He's a good kid, and really everyone there loves him. Glad to see he is happy and doing some good things with his post-football life!

Oh, and for all the negative things that have been said about SC in the last few weeks, I know exactly what he means when he says he loves that state. I loved our time there as well.

Jul 07, 15

I could get behind a change in the substitution rules for soccer because with the way they are now, there's almost no way a player with a potential concussion is getting proper treatment. On the other hand, if you make the change there are coaches who will absolutely abuse the rules. Can we protect against that? Does it matter? Are head injuries serious enough that we don't care if there's a solution to that problem before we implement a change?

Jul 07, 15

It's never good to have video of you clocking a woman, or anyone for that matter. There's no way even FSU could keep this guy around, but I have other questions. Why, if you're FSU, (especially FSU with it's recent reputation!) is your 19 year-old player at a bar to start with? Shouldn't that just be against the team rules?

Should the girl also be charged with assault? Yes, they both should, and whatever punishment is handed out for students in that situation should be handed out for her, as it is being for Johnson, rightly. But her swinging first is absolutely no excuse. Johnson, especially given his position on the football team, should know to walk away, always.

Lastly, how many people were standing around doing nothing while this escalated? Where were Johnson's friends to keep him out of trouble? If there was no video how many of these witnesses would have spoken out against an FSU football player? They sure didn't try and stop him.

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