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  1. Saw where Patrick Mahomes wants to see his Chiefs go 20-0 this year. (He was not really predicting it in an arrogant manner, he just said he has his eyes on doing so). I say the Browns dash those dreams in game one and let them start out 0-1.
  2. Here will be a new feature that I am going to start: a recitation of various sports facts...and speculations on things, and my opinions, if you think you can handle those.: 1. Re the talk by Mahomes wanting to go 20-0, the last QB to win 20 consecutive regular season games (not playoffs) was NOT Tom Brady, but was Peyton Manning in the 08-09 seasons. 2. Related to the above: The Chiefs are going to have a hard time holding off the Los Angeles Chargers from winning the AFC West, who will seriously challenge them. 3. Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones will attempt to "team up" NBA player style, to go to the same team. That team could be the Packers, but not necessarily. 4. If the above does not happen, then Jones, I believe will go to one of 3 teams: Rams, Ravens, Patriots. Let's hope it is not the Ratfuckers 5. Whatever the situation with Rodgers....stay or go from GB, team up with Julio Jones or not, his team will NOT reach the NFL version of the Final Four as he has the last two years. (now watch him win it all!!) 6. Per CBS Sports the team that is supposed to have "The Most Improved Defense" is: The Cleveland Browns 7. I do not believe that DeShaun Watson will play for the Texans this year. In fact, because of his sexual assault charges (civil...not criminal) , he may actually not play at all. Nevertheless, due to those charges and his speculative future, his trade value is highly, highly diminished IMO. Talk of Houston getting like 3 first round picks is a pipe dream. They may be lucky to get one first round pick. 8. Not that I have any love whatsoever for for the Boston Celtics, but Kyrie Irving's actions in stomping on the team logo was completely Bush league. But I think that is pretty much what Kyrie has become in his career, a bush league player, notwithstanding his incredible talent. 9. Some people....even those my age or over, claim that Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, because of his current like 0.50 ERA is the best pitcher they have ever seen. But I personally would not trade ShaneTiny Canadian Pussy Douche straight up for him. 10. LeBron James is the best player to ever set foot on a basketball court. But it has been proven that a single great player cannot win a title all by himself. If the Lakers were to win the title this year (which I do not think will happen)....he WILL basically have to do it all by himself. In my opinion Anthony Davis is just not as good or as reliable a #2 man, this year at least, to assist in leading that team to a title. He is not Scottie Pippin, or Duane Wade, or Kevin McHale, or any number of the great #2s in playoff history.
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    NBA Expansion

    It appears that as a result of the Covid Pandemic, and the NBA desires to cash in after losses from that, that they are most certainly going to expand by two teams, to bring their total to 32 teams. Their primary reason is to cash in on about 4 Billion dollars of franchise fees to be split between the other 30 teams . But where? And how do they identify the expansion city candidates: They have put forth 4 factors that would be determinative: 1. Avid Fan Base that will support the team 2. Billionaire owner to own the team 3. Community Support....and by that I mean "Corporate" Community support....having companies that will buy up boxes and sponsorships etc. 4. State of the Art Arena available. To that end, they already have one certain market: Seattle. They are certain all 4 factors are met there. They have the fan base (which could include fans from the abandoned Vancouver market). They certainly have the billionaires, though it would be neither Gates nor Bezos nor the Paul Allen Trust, but they have other big money men there. Along with all those is a major corporate HQ base. And they are building or have built a new arena. As you may know, they have a new NHL franchise coming on board soon, so they had to get a new arena. That team will in all probability be named the SuperSonics as the old team was. FYI, there are actual plans for a new Supersonic Jet to be built. The other two primary contenders are: Las Vegas, and Kansas City. As I understand it, KCs biggest hurdle is to find a billionaire owner for any team there. Las Vegas seems more primed to find a person with the money to own the team. It seems to me, however, that they would need to consider putting a team in the east, or else they would have to move a team from the western conference to the east. Which, I think could be easily done by moving the Minnesota team in with the Milwaukee/Chicago/Detroit/Indy/Cleveland teams....all Big Ten country. Or move New Orleans or Memphis east.
  4. Who are the greatest Vocal Harmony Groups in the Rock n Roll era (genre). Here off the top of my head are a few:
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    Free Agent Tracker

    Perhaps a bit too early for this, given that the FA period does not start for another 31 days. Nevertheless, it shows who is out there and perhaps available, and the conversation about who the Browns could be looking at will start up fairly soon. May as well have a bit of a scorecard: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/
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    UDFAs

    Cleveland Browns DT Marvin Wilson, Florida State RB Tre Harbison, Charlotte CB Manny Rugamba, Miami (OH) DE Romeo McKnight, Illinois State Note: Ardarius Washington, Safety TCU was signed by the Ravens as a UDFA. In our BB Mock Draft, this guy went in the second or third round. Edit: here it is. He was taken #39 overall by us: 39) Carolina Panthers.....Ar'Darius Washington Safety TCU
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    Sports distribution map

    Most popular sport in each country. By "Football" they of course mean soccer. The one major surprise to me is that the favorite sport in Australia is cricket. I am just not sure I buy that. The other thing they do is break it down by each state in the US.
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    Sports distribution map

    So, we are one of "the Few". My cousin was one of the real "Few", as in "Never in the course of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so Few" RAF fighter pilot during Dunkirk and The Battle of Britain. He was portrayed by Tom Hardy in Dunkirk. Here they are together:
  9. As you note, Marino's team went to the Super Bowl the season before they drafted him. Baker's team went 0-16 the year before they drafted him. Marino went to play for Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history. Baker went to play for Hue Jackson, who has he worst losing record in NFL history........save one guy who was a team owner who didn't want to fire himself. Is that the disparity you are talking about?
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    Sports distribution map

    I know where Bhutan is. Not far from Kathmandu. (Nepal)
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    Sport Fact, observations, opinions June 7, 2021

    I probably don't. My school, Akron U does not play them.
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    Sport Fact, observations, opinions June 7, 2021

    Because TAMU has not earned the respect at this point. Next time: beat Alabama.
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    Sports distribution map

    I don't like Cricket, but I like this song:
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    Sports distribution map

    I don't think anyone here has a clue what just went on there. I mean, it looks like a guy caught what we would call a foul ball.
  15. My father in law got 5 of the 6 numbers. With all 6 it would have been a minimum of 3 million. As it was, I think he won $1500.
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    Sport Fact, observations, opinions June 7, 2021

    You may be right, but apparently the bettors, or those who set the betting lines must think this is significant.
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    Sport Fact, observations, opinions June 7, 2021

    Here are today's items: 1. Based on what I am seeing, the Atlanta Hawks could actually win their series vs. the 76ers. 2. Speaking of which, the NBA Champion this year will be "Fresh Blood". Of the teams that are left, the one that has won the most recent championship are those 76ers...who won it in 1983....which is 38 years ago...or like 2 generations ago. All the the teams let in the West have never won a title: Jazz, Nuggets, Clippers, Suns. In the East, the Bucks last won in s1971, Nets won an ABA title in the 70s. Hawks have not won since 1958. 3. The Indians losing a series to the terrible Orioles is just disgusting IMO. 4. The Usual Suspects are at the Top of the Sporting News Top 25 college football poll: Alabama, Ohio St. Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia. 5. The Titans obtaining Julio Jones raised their odds of winning the Super Bowl from 35-1 to now 30-1. A big leap for the acquisition of a non-QB. 6. Impromptu OTAs for the Browns are being hosted by Baker Mayfield in Austin TX at this time. 7. What is more important: the talent, or the person coaching that talent. The reason I ask is that the Browns are going to have a wholesale change on defense this year, but are going to have the same coach for that defense: Joe Woods. Is Woods going to be a better coach with better talent? You would think so/hope so, but I am not necessarily convinced. 8. I think Serena Williams may be done winning major tennis championships. She was aufed yesterday in the French Open
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    Sport Fact, observations, opinions June 7, 2021

    Here are today's Sports facts/speculations/opinions: 1. Hockey does not get enough attention on these boards. Probably because Cleveland has no NHL team. A team being in Columbus doesn't resonate around here. 2. This Laker's team is no better at all than the Cavs teams that LeBron was on in his early days here. They are going to get bounced out of the playoffs in round one, for the first time in LeBron's career. 3. This is shallow, but, Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who there is a lot of talk about lately.....is not a pretty woman, at all. 4. Titans, Seahawks and 49ers seem to have joined the Pats/Ravens/Rams in the Julio Jones Derby. 5. If the Tits get Jones, they could be a legit AFC contender IMO. 6. The Celtics are now bounced out of the playoffs. Overall, that is good. Fuck them. The upcoming Bucks/Nets playoff series on the other hand may be one of the most entertaining of the NBA playoffs. 7. I know they are leading the AL Central, but why should I be impressed with the Chicago White Sox. I think they are almost leading the division by default. The Tribe has downgraded this year due to offseason moves, so the WS may take this division by default, but, again, I am not impressed by them. I hope, obviously that the Indians overtake them. 8. Ben Roethlisberger thinks that the Steelers are a "special team"....and that they are being "overlooked and underrated". Is he delusional, or is he right? Are rumors of the Steelers demise greatly exaggerated? I personally think.....only to a point. They will be around a .500 team (even though team's can no longer go .500), but they will not be a 3-14 team or anything. Tomlin is too good of a coach 9. Prediction.....which ballpeen will like: Florida will take the SEC this year in football over East Germany (Alabama) 10. Going along with a discussion had on TV: Who are the best 5 Non-QBs in the AFC North in 2021: My opinion: Myles Garrett, Nick Chubb, and OBJ will prove to be 3 of the 5. Also, TJ Watt of the Steelers. ......and to be totally honest and fair: Kicker Justin Tucker of the Ravens. (but if not a ST player, then probably Marlon Humphrey DB Ravens)
  19. The Akron Rd. Speedway is only about a mile away from my house. But it wasn't me who won. DAMN!!
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    Greatest Vocal Harmony Groups (R&R )

    Another old school harmony act:
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    Greatest Vocal Harmony Groups (R&R )

    Another old school vocal harmony act:
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    Greatest Vocal Harmony Groups (R&R )

    Can't forget these guys. Here is a "pre-disco" era song:
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    Please go away

    Stop whining and crying about something you say you don’t care about.
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    Sports distribution map

    Like I said, that is a surprise. I knew that Rugby was big there, and of course there is Australian football. But cricket? Never knew.
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