Good points. But I kind of like this as an update into how the WNBA star system is evolving, and a comparison point for the NBA. (The author wasn’t explicit about that, understandably, but I kind of see it). The strategy of moving to a top market/home now and looking to collect players around you later didn’t work for…
I enjoyed the DS “What have you done for me today” perspective when I thought it was a sly joke on media coverage of the Cup. Not so sure anymore.
If you were to rank Belgium, England, and Portugal in order as to which goes deepest in the tournament, what would be your ordering?
It’s a fantastic story. I can’t embed, but the video Dennis linked to of her after the race is great too.
Nice try Dennis, but I think that the Sixers are already destined for greatness. First, start with a point guard who can’t shoot, and then add a center who can’t run. For robustness, add another point guard who can’t shoot behind the first point guard who can’t shoot, just in case the first point guard gets hurt. Fill…
Yeah, I agree with this. If some important stranger wanted to talk about a famous person in my town/college, why wouldn’t I want to do the talking? Why would I say “Hey, talk to someone else?”
Just to show how close the playoffs truly are:
Try a different browser, maybe. I run into it about 50% of the time, not quite sure why.
That overhead angle is fantastic, thanks. Shows the difficulty even more.
I’d enjoy seeing The Long Winter get the slow Scandinavian Horror treatment.
The First Four Years is almost an American re-telling of the Book of Job and I’ve tried to forget it. But glad it got mentioned, ha.
That’s a great question. I would assume goal is just to make the play-offs and get some high-level experience. The tricky question for me is Philly’s ceiling. It’s tempting to think they could pull an upset.
I applaud the Royals for wanting to avoid the Papelbon slippery slope, from choking chickens in the clubhouse to choking Mormons in the dugout.
I would not be surprised if at the end, Simmons becomes more appreciated for his ability to hire/develop talent rather than his writing skill. GM Simmons > Player Simmons.
The grad school model works just fine for this situation and has been around for forever:
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Eh at least you know something about the writing process, it makes sense that you’re passionate about it. I would much rather prefer a few “Come at me, bros!” in the comment section on occasion than all the “On the other hand, and I preface this by” type comments that we now have. E for Effort, or something.
If you make the technical parts of sport more important and the artistic parts less important, it seems like athletic peak is a lot younger than one would expect. For team sports like basketball, baseball, and football, peak seems to be about late 20's. But if there were less need to learn plays/strategies/etc., how…
This has gone on forever in sports blogging (Ufford’s post a decade ago comes to mind,
Yeah, if he hadn’t really practiced/worked out for two weeks, I could see how Belichick might obsess about conditioning. But still!