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2017-11-05 10:47:23 AM  
Actually, I agree with quite a bit on that list. The one thing I would add is eliminating the NCAA tournament play-in games. How about just inviting fewer teams?

Also, I'd do away with the Wild Card play-in game. I can't stand it even if my team benefited from it in 2015.
 
2017-11-05 11:07:11 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Actually, I agree with quite a bit on that list. The one thing I would add is eliminating the NCAA tournament play-in games. How about just inviting fewer teams?

Also, I'd do away with the Wild Card play-in game. I can't stand it even if my team benefited from it in 2015.


I agree with a bunch of it as well. NBA playoffs are definitely waaaaaay to long.

Some of it is him just being an old man yelling at clouds. Who cares if players dance in the bullpen?  Is it silly? Yes. Does it have any effect on the game at all? No

I believe, in the NFL, You don't get to choose which the team you go into the HOF as a player like you do in Baseball. If you play for multiple teams, you go in as a player for the last team you played for. Which is the reason for ceremonial one-day contracts. They serve an actual purpose for players who know they're going into the HOF
 
2017-11-05 11:20:12 AM  
"When costly fighter jets buzz Chicago's lakefront, who's the show of force meant to intimidate? Evanston?"

I laughed.

Oh, and they're fricking jerseys not sweaters anymore so get over it.
 
2017-11-05 11:25:45 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Also, I'd do away with the Wild Card play-in game. I can't stand it even if my team benefited from it in 2015.


The Wild Card Playoff, aka "The search for more money".
 
2017-11-05 11:30:27 AM  
If you think anything related to sports is important, you have failed at life.

Oh, look.
A ball.
 
2017-11-05 11:35:32 AM  

abhorrent1: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Actually, I agree with quite a bit on that list. The one thing I would add is eliminating the NCAA tournament play-in games. How about just inviting fewer teams?

Also, I'd do away with the Wild Card play-in game. I can't stand it even if my team benefited from it in 2015.

I agree with a bunch of it as well. NBA playoffs are definitely waaaaaay to long.

Some of it is him just being an old man yelling at clouds. Who cares if players dance in the bullpen?  Is it silly? Yes. Does it have any effect on the game at all? No

I believe, in the NFL, You don't get to choose which the team you go into the HOF as a player like you do in Baseball. If you play for multiple teams, you go in as a player for the last team you played for. Which is the reason for ceremonial one-day contracts. They serve an actual purpose for players who know they're going into the HOF


Had he lived, I wonder what team Aaron Hernandez might have gone in as.
 
2017-11-05 11:51:37 AM  
Watching the clock wind down to 00:00 in a close game can be one of the more exciting sports experiences. But in professional soccer, the only person who knows exactly how much time is left is the center referee. What fun is that? No fun.

It makes sense from the perspective that the clock runs during stoppages in play, and most of the game is open play. And it gives the ref leeway to ensure that any play in progress is allowed to complete before calling full time.

I mean, theoretical situation: 91:59, 2 minutes stoppage time has been called, and a team has a corner. The ref will allow the play to continue until the ball is cleared away from the defending team's half.

Of course, it's open to abuse, such as Fergie time, but it's just one of the quirky aspects of the game that makes it fun to banter about.
 
2017-11-05 12:08:03 PM  

Prey4reign: Had he lived, I wonder what team Aaron Hernandez might have gone in as.


Bloods, obviously.
 
2017-11-05 12:19:36 PM  
Cold-weather baseball openers:  MLB openers not using all domes and moderate climates is just dumb. Mets, Tigers, Royals shivering at home March 29, while Astros and Brewers play away from domes. Cold-blooded.
works for me.  just means more home games late in the season when they might actually mean something
 
2017-11-05 12:21:27 PM  
Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.

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No problem.
 
2017-11-05 12:23:26 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Also, I'd do away with the Wild Card play-in game. I can't stand it even if my team benefited from it in 2015.


Marcus Aurelius: The Wild Card Playoff, aka "The search for more money".


Yes, let's go back to the division not meaning jack shiat.

/sarcasm
//the current MLB playoff system is the best way to handle the current divisional structure and number of teams
///the Twins had the -11th- best record in baseball, stupid article
 
2017-11-05 12:25:23 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Cold-weather baseball openers:  MLB openers not using all domes and moderate climates is just dumb. Mets, Tigers, Royals shivering at home March 29, while Astros and Brewers play away from domes. Cold-blooded.
works for me.  just means more home games late in the season when they might actually mean something


Yeah I used to but don't go to opening day anymore. Last time I went it farking snowed.
That was the end of opening day for me.
 
2017-11-05 12:29:31 PM  

abhorrent1: Dead for Tax Reasons: Cold-weather baseball openers:  MLB openers not using all domes and moderate climates is just dumb. Mets, Tigers, Royals shivering at home March 29, while Astros and Brewers play away from domes. Cold-blooded.
works for me.  just means more home games late in the season when they might actually mean something

Yeah I used to but don't go to opening day anymore. Last time I went it farking snowed.
That was the end of opening day for me.


i haven't been to an opening day since 1992, but that's more so because i'm not a fan of either local team and it's much more fun to watch as many games as possible on tv
 
2017-11-05 12:30:23 PM  
While occasionally entertaining, it is just sportsball. No need to get an aneurysm internet-fighting
 
2017-11-05 12:33:57 PM  
FTFA:Aren't the anthem and pyrotechnics enough to stir fans? When costly fighter jets buzz Chicago's lakefront, who's the show of force meant to intimidate? Evanston?

From what I understand, fighter pilots have to practice anyway. They have to learn how to do that flying stuff somehow. Hey, if they agree to be over Soldier Field at, oh lets say... noonish, who are we to argue?

That said, they should get to drop a dummy bomb now and then. Or a real one. Just allow enough time to repair the field. That would be rather exciting.
 
2017-11-05 12:35:12 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: abhorrent1: Dead for Tax Reasons: Cold-weather baseball openers:  MLB openers not using all domes and moderate climates is just dumb. Mets, Tigers, Royals shivering at home March 29, while Astros and Brewers play away from domes. Cold-blooded.
works for me.  just means more home games late in the season when they might actually mean something

Yeah I used to but don't go to opening day anymore. Last time I went it farking snowed.
That was the end of opening day for me.

i haven't been to an opening day since 1992, but that's more so because i'm not a fan of either local team and it's much more fun to watch as many games as possible on tv


I remember watching an Indians game in 2011 in March where not only was it snowing, it was snowing so damned much the people huddle together to block wind for one another in the stands had snow banks starting to build up on them. Game got called in the 5th with 2 outs and two strikes. One more strike and the game ends as an official game.
 
2017-11-05 12:37:05 PM  
Sportball is stupid.
Only kind of athletes I am interested in:
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2017-11-05 12:38:07 PM  

jayphat: Dead for Tax Reasons: abhorrent1: Dead for Tax Reasons: Cold-weather baseball openers:  MLB openers not using all domes and moderate climates is just dumb. Mets, Tigers, Royals shivering at home March 29, while Astros and Brewers play away from domes. Cold-blooded.
works for me.  just means more home games late in the season when they might actually mean something

Yeah I used to but don't go to opening day anymore. Last time I went it farking snowed.
That was the end of opening day for me.

i haven't been to an opening day since 1992, but that's more so because i'm not a fan of either local team and it's much more fun to watch as many games as possible on tv

I remember watching an Indians game in 2011 in March where not only was it snowing, it was snowing so damned much the people huddle together to block wind for one another in the stands had snow banks starting to build up on them. Game got called in the 5th with 2 outs and two strikes. One more strike and the game ends as an official game.


they've had a bunch snowed out.  had to play in milwaukee the one year
 
2017-11-05 12:40:23 PM  

chawco: Sportball is stupid.
Only kind of athletes I am interested in:
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I literally just watched that episode on Comedy Central.
 
2017-11-05 12:41:54 PM  

zamboni: Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.


Wow what an ineffective argument. I'd be completely fine with the Drunken Micks, Dumb Pollacks and Shifty Ricans being the names of professional sports franchises. Better than the farking Golden Knights.
 
2017-11-05 12:43:31 PM  

chawco: Sportball is stupid.
Only kind of athletes I am interested in:
[img.fark.net image 850x447]


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2017-11-05 12:51:39 PM  
Sports Go Sports by Garfunkel and Oates
Youtube 2fraSdN-PG8
 
2017-11-05 12:52:10 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: abhorrent1: Dead for Tax Reasons: Cold-weather baseball openers:  MLB openers not using all domes and moderate climates is just dumb. Mets, Tigers, Royals shivering at home March 29, while Astros and Brewers play away from domes. Cold-blooded.
works for me.  just means more home games late in the season when they might actually mean something

Yeah I used to but don't go to opening day anymore. Last time I went it farking snowed.
That was the end of opening day for me.

i haven't been to an opening day since 1992, but that's more so because i'm not a fan of either local team and it's much more fun to watch as many games as possible on tv


I think mine was 2003 or 2004. It was at Wrigley.

I will also only go to Bears games in either pre-season or early September. I went to one Bears game in December once. It was like -5 with the windchill. I've never been more miserable in my entire life. And the fact that they were getting the crap kicked out of them didn't help.

Basically my going to games is now limited to Mid-June through Mid-September. That's about it.
 
2017-11-05 12:58:56 PM  

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You know "That Guy" that comes to the sports tab just to let everyone know how dumb they think sports are? Well here is a complete list so now you can stop wasting your time
 
2017-11-05 01:00:48 PM  
NCAA football is the best regular season in spurts? Lolwut?
 
2017-11-05 01:00:54 PM  

abhorrent1: Dead for Tax Reasons: abhorrent1: Dead for Tax Reasons: Cold-weather baseball openers:  MLB openers not using all domes and moderate climates is just dumb. Mets, Tigers, Royals shivering at home March 29, while Astros and Brewers play away from domes. Cold-blooded.
works for me.  just means more home games late in the season when they might actually mean something

Yeah I used to but don't go to opening day anymore. Last time I went it farking snowed.
That was the end of opening day for me.

i haven't been to an opening day since 1992, but that's more so because i'm not a fan of either local team and it's much more fun to watch as many games as possible on tv

I think mine was 2003 or 2004. It was at Wrigley.

I will also only go to Bears games in either pre-season or early September. I went to one Bears game in December once. It was like -5 with the windchill. I've never been more miserable in my entire life. And the fact that they were getting the crap kicked out of them didn't help.

Basically my going to games is now limited to Mid-June through Mid-September. That's about it.


i mainly go april through june and september.  july and august get too damn hot to sit in a crowd, even in new york
 
2017-11-05 01:15:13 PM  
I would eliminate intercollegiate sports, period. Whatever spirit of friend interschool rivalry that might have existed before has been supplanted by one of the most egregious displays of American opulence. Billions of dollars are spent that has no lasting effect on the culture at large. Colleges are supposed to be institutions of learning, not for a handful of meatheads to win a chance at millions of dollars (which he will waste,) while 99% of his teammates' careers will sputter out and die at the graduation ceremony, because their degrees are their version of a participation trophy.
 
2017-11-05 01:42:30 PM  

zamboni: Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.

[www.bluemaize.net image 640x667]
No problem.


Oh look, Irish people aren't offended by this. That means they get to tell Native Americans that they aren't allowed to be offended by Chief Wahoo or a football team
 
2017-11-05 01:58:25 PM  
List missed the sports fans who post on forums or talk about their teams using "we", as if they actually play for the team.

Or is it the guy who calls out the sports fans that use "we" when talking about their team and then gets shouted down for being a dick?
 
2017-11-05 02:24:35 PM  

zamboni: Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.

[www.bluemaize.net image 640x667]
No problem.


He's not holding a drink or punching a child. Might as well be on a Lucky Charms box.
 
2017-11-05 02:30:35 PM  
"Why do they say "Los Bulls" and "El Heat"?

Um, because grammar?
 
2017-11-05 02:43:28 PM  
Ginn making the game interesting again!
 
2017-11-05 02:51:57 PM  

edmo: "Why do they say "Los Bulls" and "El Heat"?

Um, because grammar?


Yeah, that must be it.

It's a good point though - when the Brewers have Latin Heritage Day they become Cerveceros. Why doesn't the Bulls jersey say Toros on it?

Not sure how well that would work for all teams though. I don't know what San Diego's baseball team does, because I don't know how to translate Padres from Spanish into Spanish......
 
2017-11-05 03:13:12 PM  

edmo: "Why do they say "Los Bulls" and "El Heat"?

Um, because grammar?


Los Toros and El Calor would look cooler than Los Bulls and El Heat, which reeks of desperation.
 
2017-11-05 03:16:44 PM  

pdieten: Not sure how well that would work for all teams though. I don't know what San Diego's baseball team does, because I don't know how to translate Padres from Spanish into Spanish......


They should become "The Friars" for a day, if they don't already do that.
 
2017-11-05 03:52:48 PM  

ElwoodCuse: zamboni: Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.

[www.bluemaize.net image 640x667]
No problem.

Oh look, Irish people aren't offended by this. That means they get to tell Native Americans that they aren't allowed to be offended by Chief Wahoo or a football team


And youdon't get to tell Native Americans, or anyone else for that matter, that they should be offended by chief Wahoo or Indian nicknames, SJW.
 
2017-11-05 03:53:15 PM  
Re: Padres, obligatory:

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My number 1 complaint would be TV coverage. I loathe the way baseball is done now: shot of pitcher > shot of fans > shot of hitter > shot of home manager > shot of crowd > shot of visiting manager > shot of GM > shot of crowd > shot of pitcher AND FINALLY a shot of the pitch. Grrrrrrr..........
 
2017-11-05 04:17:44 PM  

NASAM: ElwoodCuse: zamboni: Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.

[www.bluemaize.net image 640x667]
No problem.

Oh look, Irish people aren't offended by this. That means they get to tell Native Americans that they aren't allowed to be offended by Chief Wahoo or a football team

And youdon't get to tell Native Americans, or anyone else for that matter, that they should be offended by chief Wahoo or Indian nicknames, SJW.


img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-11-05 04:37:11 PM  

Bob The Nob: NASAM: ElwoodCuse: zamboni: Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.

[www.bluemaize.net image 640x667]
No problem.

Oh look, Irish people aren't offended by this.


I dunno, wouldn't say offended, but it is pretty dickish.

It's just a dumb stereotype that says more about the people that use it than those it attempts to depict.

That means they get to tell Native Americans that they aren't allowed to be offended by Chief Wahoo or a football team

And youdon't get to tell Native Americans, or anyone else for that matter, that they should be offended by chief Wahoo or Indian nicknames, SJW.

[img.fark.net image 285x177]


Damn it, Google, you have one job:

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-11-05 04:58:51 PM  

LoneWolf343: I would eliminate intercollegiate sports, period. Whatever spirit of friend interschool rivalry that might have existed before has been supplanted by one of the most egregious displays of American opulence. Billions of dollars are spent that has no lasting effect on the culture at large. Colleges are supposed to be institutions of learning, not for a handful of meatheads to win a chance at millions of dollars (which he will waste,) while 99% of his teammates' careers will sputter out and die at the graduation ceremony, because their degrees are their version of a participation trophy.


Sadly where it all started.  Pro leagues were people who wanted to play, but couldn't get on the big cool college teams.  I'm not a fan of college sports either, but it was rich alumni who spurred the sports movement we know now.  The desire to dual on a battlefield with much emotion against another school lead to pros fighting for the same spotlight.  Once schools started recruiting talent, then it became the participation degree system we know now, as they're trying to go for the short, very lucrative career in sports.  At the end nothing of value.

Sports are fine as long as you treat it as a game, and keep your feelings out of it.  But no, no one cries harder than a college alumni fan on the sidelines when their team fails.
 
2017-11-05 05:29:30 PM  
You can't have all the baseball games in the beginning of the season in warm weather and dome cities. While it sounds good on paper, what it does is gives advantages to the cold weather cities late in the year because they will need to have a lot more home games that the other cities already had.

Aside from that, owners of the warm weather stadiums wouldn't want to do it because they will lose out on summer attendance. Baseball attendance is much higher in July and August when school is out, and yes, the weather is better. By forcing the warmer cities to have the openers and first chunks of games, you are taking away games from them where they could reasonably expect higher attendance than they would in April.

Also, I love the Wild Card play-in game.
 
2017-11-05 05:49:09 PM  

iron de havilland: Bob The Nob: NASAM: ElwoodCuse: zamboni: Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.

[www.bluemaize.net image 640x667]
No problem.

Oh look, Irish people aren't offended by this.

I dunno, wouldn't say offended, but it is pretty dickish.

It's just a dumb stereotype that says more about the people that use it than those it attempts to depict.

That means they get to tell Native Americans that they aren't allowed to be offended by Chief Wahoo or a football team

And youdon't get to tell Native Americans, or anyone else for that matter, that they should be offended by chief Wahoo or Indian nicknames, SJW.

[img.fark.net image 285x177]

Damn it, Google, you have one job:

[img.fark.net image 850x156]


Offended?
 
rka
2017-11-05 05:49:16 PM  

abhorrent1: You don't get to choose which the team you go into the HOF as a player like you do in Baseball


NFL players don't go into the hall as a member of any team. There is no official team designation at all.

The one-day team signings are just a feel good gesture.

"Obviously, teams take great pride in the accomplishments of individuals who have been a part of their organization.  Often individual teams and even the Hall of Fame will list enshrinees according to the team or teams on which they spent a significant period of time.  An enshrinee, however, is not asked to "declare," nor does the Hall of Fame "choose" a team under which a new member is enshrined.  When elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an individual is recognized for accomplishments as a player, coach, or contributor."

http://www.profootballhof.com/heroes-​o​f-the-game/selection-process-faq/
 
2017-11-05 05:54:34 PM  

LoneWolf343: iron de havilland: Bob The Nob: NASAM: ElwoodCuse: zamboni: Whatever the insulting stereotype or caricature of your race, religion or national origin, just imagine it as a team mascot. That's how offensive this is.

[www.bluemaize.net image 640x667]
No problem.

Oh look, Irish people aren't offended by this.

I dunno, wouldn't say offended, but it is pretty dickish.

It's just a dumb stereotype that says more about the people that use it than those it attempts to depict.

That means they get to tell Native Americans that they aren't allowed to be offended by Chief Wahoo or a football team

And youdon't get to tell Native Americans, or anyone else for that matter, that they should be offended by chief Wahoo or Indian nicknames, SJW.

[img.fark.net image 285x177]

Damn it, Google, you have one job:

[img.fark.net image 850x156]

Offended?


Nae really, I've only been Irish for less than a month ;D
 
2017-11-05 06:33:45 PM  
Do away with the jocks and coaches in suits at halftime and go back to the marching bands and cheerleaders.  What point is there in cutting away to watch people talk about the same thing you just watched?
 
2017-11-05 07:16:46 PM  
No one is "telling" Native Americans to be offended, dumbass, THEY have been saying it's offensive themselves for decades.
 
2017-11-05 07:46:33 PM  

ElwoodCuse: No one is "telling" Native Americans to be offended, dumbass, THEY have been saying it's offensive themselves for decades.


I'm sure he has a Native friend who is not offended.
 
2017-11-05 08:05:39 PM  

edmo: "Why do they say "Los Bulls" and "El Heat"?

Um, because grammar?


Surprised the author didn't refer to the Toronto Maple Leaves.
 
2017-11-05 08:36:14 PM  

zamboni: FTFA:Aren't the anthem and pyrotechnics enough to stir fans? When costly fighter jets buzz Chicago's lakefront, who's the show of force meant to intimidate? Evanston?

From what I understand, fighter pilots have to practice anyway. They have to learn how to do that flying stuff somehow. Hey, if they agree to be over Soldier Field at, oh lets say... noonish, who are we to argue?

That said, they should get to drop a dummy bomb now and then. Or a real one. Just allow enough time to repair the field. That would be rather exciting.


They did.  Result?  Cleveland.
 
2017-11-05 09:26:24 PM  
while there are some good points, there's a whole lot more fun hating, stop liking what I don't like-ing, and good old fashioned butthurt.

notably absent: God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch and the National Anthem before games.
 
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