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  1. Well, kinda... but at least they didn't **** their pants. I mean, they could have denied that it was a problem... they could have said that the women were over reacting... they could have said that token fall guys x, y, and z where the problem, and their gone now, so everything is a-ok. But they seem to be acknowledging that there was/is a problem, they that they need to take action now as well as work longer term to root out the issue. It may be a small thing, but it is a thing. It's a start. This, of course, assumes that the law firm's investigation is a real investigation and it will have real consequences rather than just lipstick on a pig.
  2. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2020/07/16/post-reports-misconduct-allegations-against-dc-nfl-team/112283662/ To their credit the team has apparently parted ways with some of the indicated offenders:
  3. I honestly do not like the idea of Agnew as a receiver. I just don't think he has that sure of hands. And I'm not sure he's that good of a returner anymore either. I suppose the advantage he brings is that with one roster spot you can have a depth receiver, a depth CB, and a depth return man, but I don't know if just being an okay depth guy at three positions is enough to keep him if there's another player the team wants to keep.
  4. Do you have an made up words or phrases that you use that you'd like to see added to the English Language? For example: Pastard - noun: A person who deliberately doesn't do something knowing that it will inconvenience him or herself in the future. Example: I was such a pastard... I didn't put more beer in the 'fridge when I took the last one out and now all I got is warm beer. Road Tourist - noun: Those rubber necking idiots who slow to a crawl on the highway to get a good look at any accident, however minor, as they drive by, causing a huge traffic jam. Example: Sorry I'm late, there was a stalled car on the shoulder and of course a bunch of road tourist had to see what was going on.
  5. https://www.mlb.com/tigers/scores Showing a game today. Note: When I go to that link it automatically pushes to "July 14th," yesterday. But if you click on the 15th the game shows up.
  6. Ah, okay... I thought $20K per filing seemed REALLY high, but I have no knowledge on these things. Still hope that the Washington team picks a name that he doesn't own. I hate to see some win by essentially squatting on something like this.
  7. Well, there is such a thing as a Red River Hog. That face is distinctive enough that it could be used for a cool logo I think.
  8. AT $20K per filing, that comes to $800,000. I really, really, really hope that the team just picks something else. I hate to see this kind of stuff pay off for someone.
  9. Isn't First Nations more a Canadian thing?
  10. I noticed that too. I mean, I guess you can't do a press release from the Washington ___________. But still man... it just looks really weird. Also, I got nine references when you include the Twitter name and Twitter handle that this was posted from. As for the new name... I don't think you need to make it related to DC necessarily. I mean the current nickname isn't DC related. I think most Pro-sports teams aren't named something related to the city directly. (That brings up an interesting project though... maybe some time when I'm board I'll look that up.)
  11. Part of me wonders if the team should reach out to Native Americans and try to find a respectful want to honor the people. The pros would be that it would make the transition easier... the new team identity would be similar enough to the old that "old school people" would have less of an issue with it. It could also make the team appealing to Native Americans in general and increase your fan base perhaps. That said, the downside is finding something that nearly all Native Americans would find respectful might be very hard to do. It's a very large and very diverse group of people so it would be a huge challenge. Additionally, whatever is chosen today might end up being less than kosher 20 or 30 years from now and the team might find themselves in the same boat again. The press release said nothing about team colors... I tend to think they'll keep the colors as it'll make transition easier.
  12. https://www.nfl.com/news/washington-retires-nickname-logo-new-nickname-tbd Washington has officially dropped 'Redskins' as their team name as well as the logo. New name/logo/mascot/whatever to be announced at a later date. This thread is for discussion about this topic of course, as well as speculation on what they might go for moving forward. What this thread is NOT for it political debate on whether this was a good or bad move. I'll be deleting political comments here.
  13. I honestly fear that as well. Especially with concussions becoming such a big thing that everyone worries about...
  14. I guess the question is if they are giving them the best life that they can. Again, Joe Exotic is a terrible example, but I suspect that the vast majority of the so called "road side zoos" don't do that much better of a job of giving them the best live possible... or a good life within reason. I mean we treat a lot of animals with less than 5-star treatment... cows, pigs, chickens, etc. If we're willing to keep "food stock" animals against their will and breed them for the purposes of selling the animals for the farmer can make a profit, why would we be against someone breeding a tiger and selling the babies for a profit? What's the difference? I guess I wouldn't have a problem if a "zoo" was breeding for profit if: They took reasonably good care of their animals They didn't sell "contact" experiences with the zoo (There's a study somewhere that this experiences tend to: a.) Increase the number of people who want to have exotic animals as pets and b.) Decreases the desire to donate to real conservation efforts) Made a reasonable effort to only sell to reputable buyers. There's a BUNCH of grey area in there of course.
  15. I love how every other clip was Joe saying she fed him to the Tigers and then that he was under the septic system and then fed to the tigers.
  16. Anyone else watching this? I know this is a hot show right now... as a long time Big Cat enthusiast I find this show very fascinating. For the record, I come down very much of the side of Carole Baskin and BCR. It's pretty easy to few Joe as a crackpot... which he is... but that shouldn't necessarily dismiss any points come from the other side. I'd be really interested to hear anyone else's opinion on the show and on the idea of private ownership of Big Cat and/or breeding them. Now, there will be a slight political aspect to this discussion, but the political side is really just a question of *IF* the gov't should or shouldn't regulate/ban anything. This should NOT devolve into a rants about any specific political person/party and if it does I will delete those posts.
  17. I have this feeling that we'll hear a LOT of banging on things by the opposing fans when the Astros are on the road this coming year.
  18. I know it's only ST... but holy cow... those were some MONSTER HRs from Cabrera in terms of distance.
  19. Oh, also Pete Rose/Gambling: I'm 99.999% sure that others have gambled. But I don't know how big of a problem it is, nor does it discount the fact that Rose did gamble and has to pay the price.
  20. I don't disagree with most of what you wrote, but I do take exception with the Barry Bonds comment. He's definitely not the first name that comes to my mind... Canseco is the first obviously... but then I think of McGuire, Sosa, Clemens, Palmeiro, even Pettite come before I think of Bonds. That's not to say that I don't think Bonds probably took Steroids, it's just not the first person I think of. And I don't think MLB is pretending it's no longer and issue. They definitely absolutely were guilty of turning a blind eye to it early on, but the continued testing, as well as suspension of players, shows that they do consider it a problem that needs monitoring.
  21. Yes and no... I mean, I don't think it'll be water cooler talk beyond Spring Training, honestly... but at the same time I think it will be one of those things that it brought out and discussed on occasion. Any time there's a "questionable" something that happens in a WS: "This is the first time since 2017 that there's a cloud over the WS results..." or "Player X is assumed of cheating, but even if he did it doesn't taint team-Y's WS win like the Astros team cheating back in '17." Or anytime the Astros make it to the post season or WS again: "This is the first WS appearance since the 2017 and 2019 seasons.... accomplishments which were marred by sign stealing..."
  22. Okay, we may not know who has specifically admitted to cheating, but conventional wisdom is that they all pretty much did, isn't it? I mean this isn't like steroids where it's reasonable to think that some people did and some didn't on a given team. I don't think a particular hitter said: "I don't want you doing that while I'm at bat... don't his the trash can." Furthermore, if any hitter did come out and say they told the Astros not to do it when they were at a bat, it wouldn't be too hard to go back and check, would it? I just assume any hitter for the Astros during those years cheated. Coming out and publicly admitting it wouldn't make me think less of them... in fact, it might make me think (slightly) higher of them.
  23. My understanding was that MLB gave some level of immunity to the players to get testimony though... am I wrong on that?
  24. Very interesting take six-hopper... Thank you. I do wonder what secrets they still need to keep though? I mean, everyone knows they cheated with the banging. The players have more or less acknowledged that it happened, didn't they? The coaches and front office have largely been held accountable. I suppose there's the rumor of the buzzer/wire... but isn't that even largely accepted at this point? I can't imagine what more there is out there that would need to be hidden. Of course, if the Astros DO settle, then the answer is probably a lot.
  25. I watched quite a bit of it over the weekend and my general thought was: "It's football..." and that's a good thing. There's none of the "EXTREME football league" none of "We're going to be even better than the NFL!" aspect to it. Just good football with a few key changes. Just like every other pro-football league it's going to have to see if it makes sense financially, but I was just as entertained by watching any of the XFL games as I would have been watching any two NFL games I had no rooting interest in. Commenting specifically on some of the rule changes, I'm virtually in lock step with Hongbit: Liked transparency in communication, liked kick off and punt rules. Not a fan of the clock stoppage. The conversion rules seem gimmicky, but might provide some interesting finishes. On thing I did NOT like was every time you listened in on replay review or coach/player communication the announcers had to comment: "It's it so cool that we can do this?" "It's it interesting that we can just talk to the coach during the game?" "It's it great that we can listen in on that conversation?" That part was almost as annoying as finding out that Stafford used to go to school with Kershaw.
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