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  1. But what if there's NO sports wagering in FOOTBALL this year ? Well there's always something else.....I hope !? This is TRUE by the way....... from Yahoo sports. Ukrainian table tennis betting suspended in New Jersey over match-fixing concerns Ryan YoungWriter Yahoo SportsJuly 9, 2020, 8:36 PM Without traditional sports to bet on over the past several months, fans have had to turn to new, obscure and often international events to bet on amid the COVID-19 pandemic — which halted most sports worldwide for several months. Many in the United States, apparently, turned to international table tennis. According to ESPN, sportsbooks in the country saw “hundreds of thousands of dollars” wagered on table tennis each day during the coronavirus pandemic. New Jersey, however, halted gambling on Ukrainian table tennis on Thursday after concerns that the matches were being fixed, according to ESPN. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement instructed all sportsbooks in the state to suspend betting on all table tennis matches in Ukraine or involving six specific players after it was alerted about match-fixing concerns earlier this week. The six players included are Liliia Zaitseva, Ivan Gaysin, Karen Dzhanibekyan, Eduard Panichev, Anastasia Efimova and Gleb Zotov. Bets can’t be placed on matches including the six players regardless of where the match is taking place. The ban in New Jersey will remain for the foreseeable future. An ESPN report in May found several irregularities with table tennis matches in both Ukraine and Russia, though several sportsbooks and regulators who responded to the network for comment said they didn’t find any irregular betting patterns nor had integrity concerns. Matches not overseen by the International Table Tennis Federation and the European Table Tennis Union, however, provided the biggest concerns — as it is often unclear who is actually overseeing and regulating the matches. The UTTF, per the report, disqualified 365 players for competing in Setka Cup matches during the coronavirus pandemic. Indiana has since suspended betting on any table tennis events not run by the ITTF or ETTU, though Colorado and Nevada have carried on normally. The specific concerns regarding fixed matches aren’t clear, nor is it clear whether the alleged match fixing was taking place in New Jersey or overseas. One thing, however, is clear: Sports fans in New Jersey will have to find a new sport to bet on for the time being.
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    Charlie Daniels Gone at 83

    A great performer RIP.
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    Season opt out

    In case you're curious the opening day NFL lines are up, from Vegasinsider.com
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    Season opt out

    Right now high school is questionable like college talking about in conference only but if the kids don't go to class for whatever reason scratch sports. Professional football I wouldn't give you any odds that they finish a full season.
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    The official Terry Pluto thread

    Terry's article in a nutshell: Q: What does this have to do with the Browns? A: The 49ers tend to do running back by committee. They believe you can find them most anywhere. Mostert is an example. It’s not where you spend big money. Q: What about David Njoku wanting to be traded? A: When it comes to the Browns’ tight end, just like I wrote last week ... you gotta be kidding! He hasn’t been productive enough to make that demand, although it’s a free country when it comes to these matters. We’ll see what the Browns do.
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    Washington Redskins

    I'm afraid to really ask.
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    Season opt out

    We'll see how the actual 2020 season goes compared to the plans. I can see why some people will choose the opt out in Cleveland and even with the reduced seating in Pittsburgh. The NFL so far: What date does NFL season start? Thu, Sep 10, 2020 – Sun, Jan 3, 20212020 NFL season/Date More results How many games are in a 2020 NFL season? 256 games 2020 NFL schedule: Date and time for all 256 games in 2020 NFL season, including Texans-Chiefs opener. For months now, we have known who each NFL team will be playing in the 2020 season.May 7, 2020 The 2020 NFL Preseason Schedule has reportedly been shortened to two games and will now kick off on Thursday, August 20. The second and final preseason week will begin on Thursday, Aug. 27. The 2020 NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, between Dallas and Pittsburgh has been canceled due to COVID-19. The Cowboys and Steelers will play in the preseason contest in 2021.
  8. .......oh those crazy Ukranians. This will be a hard year to try and set lines like favorites and a point spreads.
  9. No BROWNS WEEK 9? Hey no problem we still have to eat, so what's your favorite gameday or just weekend eats? Dine in or tavern hangout, carryout, favorite rib, chicken, pizza, sandwich, whatever or even cook at home what's up for gameday? ......... OCTOBER 23, 2019......and we've added something that has become more popular delivery! Everyone is getting into the delivery business now even the better restaurants.
  10. Patrick Mahomes a technically 10 year $503 million dollar extension to his contract..... insanity ? By Jay Busbee Morning, friends! If Patrick Mahomes owes you money, good news: you’re probably going to get paid back. ‌ Monday afternoon, Mahomes signed a half-a-billion-dollar contract — yep, billion with a B — thereby ensuring he will be one of the most notable athletes of the 2020s, one way or another. ‌ The contract, technically a 10-year, potentially $503 million extension on top of the two years remaining on his current deal, will (theoretically) keep him in Chiefs red through the 2031 season. (2031? We’ll probably have flying cars by then, right?) Granted, the odds of Mahomes playing out this contract are next to zero — he’ll renegotiate it, or get cut, or get injured, long before then — but the truth is, this is a win-win from almost every angle. Let’s break it down. ‌ Winner: Patrick Mahomes...... continued in Yahoo sports........
  11. After being away since January 29...... cheerleaders.
  12. I grew up in Niles Ohio we occasionally used to head out to the Ledges, Nelson Ledges a cool day trip.
  13. Share some of your favorite things about the grand State of OHIO ! .......and have some fun with it. <-------. Is this about right?
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    Washington Redskins

    Nothing wrong with working your way through YSU I did it twice nothing wrong with $0 in student loans either. I had four younger brothers and wasn't going to hit my parents up with my education.....they spent enough on my brothers as it was. I was able to buy a house each time I graduated, something today's students can't even think about with the tuition and especially room and room and board costs. The stories I heard from nursing and med students in my recent hospital visits were shocking on their loan debts.
  15. Good points. The reality now is can a family of four attend a road trip to see an NFL or even BROWNS football game with all of the nice gameday amenities ? Do they have to save up all year to see just one game ? You long time season ticket holders can weigh in on that on how things have changed from the of Muni dog pound era to the experience now at the new super nice ($$$$) experience. I remember just buying individual tickets and getting a hotdog or two or three and a few beers in the 1970s and 1980s. To be honest my superintendent in a mill I worked in used to give me complimentary 50 yard line tickets when available plus a friend who had INDIANS connections occasionally would get us loge tickets back in that era but regular seats were just fine and you wouldn't spend close to $50 for everything......great memories. I'm a free market capitalist too but is attending a professional football game becoming a well-to-do activity now ?
  16. Another question can KC come close to the NE model for building a dynasty in the 2020s ? (The quick reaction is probably NO but can it work?)
  17. Today's recap of the KC Chiefs going "all in" on Mahomes, let's see what happens next. The $503M question: Can Chiefs build a dynasty with so much spent on Patrick Mahomes? Terez PaylorSenior NFL writer Yahoo SportsJuly 6, 2020, 11:56 PM EDT On Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs secured their future after signing Patrick Mahomes to a historic 10-year extension worth a maximum of $503 million. And now, the hard work begins for the Chiefs’ front office. For the past two seasons, the Chiefs possessed the single biggest advantage in the NFL in Mahomes, an All-Pro, MVP quarterback on a dirt-cheap rookie deal. They took advantage of it, using the free salary-cap room to sign transformational talents like Frank Clark and Tyrann Mathieu, along with other key contributors like Sammy Watkins and Anthony Hitchens. All contributed greatly as the Chiefs won their first Super Bowl title in 50 years last season. Mahomes’ historic deal could go down as the richest in the history of American professional sports. It also will increase the degree of difficulty for the Chiefs’ front office, though admittedly not as much as it could have had Mahomes insisted on tying a portion of the deal to a percentage of the cap, something agents across the league were hoping he’d do. “We’re going to continue to do everything we can to surround him with talent, and this deal provides us more flexibility to do that,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in a statement. Still, whenever a quarterback’s cap number rises from $5.3 million, as it is this year, to an average of nearly $45 million in the 11 years after that, there’s no doubt the front office and coaching staff will have less room for error. For starters, key contributors to the championship run will undoubtedly be allowed to leave, eventually. There won’t be many free-agent splurges, but the ones they sign can’t miss. Additionally, nailing draft picks will be crucial; they are talented, moldable and most important, cheap, so early round draft picks must be Day 1 contributors, while late-round selections must be developed into eventual contributors. In all, it’s the real-life, front-office equivalent of increasing the difficulty level on “Madden 20” from all-pro to all-Madden......... continued in Yahoo sports......
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    Washington Redskins

    Now might be the best time in my 70 year lifespan to seriously become a skilled craftsman and come out with virtually no student debt and make some serious good lifetime money. All of the older WWII era craftsman are basically gone, the contractors that I know just can not find good dependable qualified help. My next door neighbor is a GC with a civil engineering degree and is having trouble just bidding jobs. Another carpenter that owns his own business (who is finishing remodeling our house) is in the same boat. They bid out jobs and hope if they get the job they will have enough craftsmen to finish it up right. If you don't want to do the 4 year route and maybe grad school study hard and get a good craft.
  19. This has to be the sweetest deal ever it only gets better: Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension with the Chiefs, sources confirmed to Yahoo Sports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported on the deal. The Chiefs announced the extension on Monday afternoon. Mahomes’ agency, Steinberg Sports, tweeted that the deal is worth $503 million, including $477 million in guarantee mechanisms. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Really? $477M in guarantee mechanisms..... whatever that entails. He better give his OL some nice thank you gifts every year.
  20. And how do the chiefs get a good OL around him now and in the future to protect their star on the cheap ?
  21. My wife makes a great plain old grilled cheese sandwich, buttered on all four sides, a good quality white bread like Schwebel's Italanio bread and the most important part cooked exactly golden brown with American or other favorite cheese of your choice.....oh yeah ! Mr Food has a good recipe for a good GC sandwich, try it ! Now I will occasionally take my done grilled cheese sandwich and open it up and put a good cold slice of a red ripe garden fresh tomato on it, salted to taste. Or open it up and put a nice big Hungarian pepper inside or other pepper like jarred hot peppers or something similar. No wrong way to enjoy a GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH especially with a cold crunchy dill pickle on the side...... ummmmm. .........I'm really hungry for one now !
  22. Sorry, that doesn't count......not exciting enough for a good fight to get rid of a 100 year old beloved team symbol. GO TRIBE ! We love ya' !