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  1. 2017 MLB Thread

    With the way the pitching regressed this year it makes sense but it's still shocking given the magic he worked the previous few years.
  2. 16 (2017/18 season) - Week 9

    Hahaha Exeter City did a lot of us dirty
  3. 2017 MLB Thread

    Verlander faced 32 batters and threw 31 balls.
  4. The USMNT Thread

    Pay-for-play is such an enormous problem. Even beyond that American youth sports culture as a whole is so much about who you know, and it bleeds into soccer. Since our coaching at many levels is lackluster it compounds these problems even more. With the amount of kids who play soccer here there's no excuse to not have developed multiple world class players by now. If only German clubs can properly nurture our talent that's a huge red flag.
  5. 16 (2017/18 season) - Week 9

    I might be without internet for the next week so I'd like to make my week 9 pick now. Exeter City
  6. 16 (2017/18 season) - Week 9

    I can't remember a year of 16 where we've had such a logjam at the top midway through, 10 guys all separated by no more than 6 points.
  7. 2017 MLB Thread

    That's huge. Their offense is so much better with him in the lineup.
  8. The 2017/2018 NHL Thread

    I don't know too much about fantasy scoring in hockey anymore but I can guess that if Auston Matthews were to go number 1 then Laine would be the best bet at 2, he should blossom into a goal-scoring machine.
  9. 2017 College Football Thread

    Wazzu also got crushed by Cal. Friday night games are such a trap for road ranked teams. I feel a disproportionate amount of them get upset in these games.
  10. NBA 2017-2018 Season

    First Cavs stint LeBron doesn't compare to what he became in the run for his first title with the Heat. Everyone criticizes (rightfully) Kobe for taking every shot and always hogging the ball during his prime, but LeBron always has tried to get his teammates into the game. He had some really crappy teammates in Cleveland still was able to get them to the Finals one season, and if it weren't for Danny Ainge probably would have done it another 1 or 2 times. But he was not afraid to pass and give someone else the shot, even if it defies all logic since he's LeBron f'n James. He became a little more selfish I feel in Miami when he realized he was so much better than Wade and basically took the team over. Nobody else dictated what was going on out there, it was LeBron's team and they all followed his lead. He started taking the big shots. Come back to Cleveland and it's largely the same thing, which is one of many reasons I'm sure Kyrie left. LeBron has always been a guy who wanted to be a team player and wanted to have trust in everyone, but there was a point he definitely came to accept he was that much better than anyone else on his team and needed to play accordingly. That said LeBron has, and you can't blame him with how much of a foregone conclusion making the playoffs is, taken it easy on a lot of nights against subpar teams. He still goes all out in some regular season games against fellow contenders but he will conserve himself against the Orlando Magics of the world, and you can't blame him. Warriors grinded hard for 73 wins instead of taking it easy and they came up against a fresher Cavs team who just wore them down on defense. My big point was that because LeBron does take it easy on the defensive side in a lot of regular season games is what is used to penalize him the most by MVP voters.
  11. 2017 MLB Thread

    Canada gave us ice hockey, poutine, and Alex Trebek. How can anyone hate them?
  12. NBA 2017-2018 Season

    Admittedly he does visibly take it easy during a lot of regular season games, especially on defense. Once it hits April he flips a switch. But even then he's still LeBron James. Just one who isn't gonna risk injury against the Orlando Magic.
  13. 2017 NFL Season Thread

    The Niners won't lose em all with the Giants and Bears on their schedule. Surely they'll win one of those. I knew the Bowman release was coming, teams simply don't part with picks no matter how good a player is. I'm curious where he New England winds up.
  14. NBA 2017-2018 Season

    My rationale for Kawhi winning MVP is that voters will feel like they have to give it to him at some point and why not this year. There might be players who are demonstrably more valuable this year, but they need a make-up call for not having him win it once in the last 2 seasons. In reality LeBron James is the MVP every year as long as he's in his prime, but voters don't function that way. He makes everyone around him better like no one else can.
  15. 2017 NFL Season Thread

    Carson Wentz has made the leap. Eagles are going to be an extremely dangerous team.
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