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Forum: Talk Sports Today, 02:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 879
Posted By thehef
Reggie Lewis was the one that comes to mind for...

Reggie Lewis was the one that comes to mind for me. My fave player at the time. Total class SO unlike many athletes, especially today's NBA players. Could throw down serious dunks but NEVER posed,...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-24-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 43,960
Posted By thehef
Good comparison in that they definitely had...

Good comparison in that they definitely had solid, if unspectacular careers on the whole, with - exactly two each - shining moments when the pressure was highest and the lights were brightest, which...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-24-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By thehef
Yep, Gayle Benson now that Tom passed about two...

Yep, Gayle Benson now that Tom passed about two years ago.
Forum: Talk Sports 01-22-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 580
Posted By thehef
Wonder if Kansas brass will consult with Rob...

Wonder if Kansas brass will consult with Rob Manfred on how to hand out punishment to players...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-22-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By thehef
IIRC, the AAF had a similar rule: Under certain...

IIRC, the AAF had a similar rule: Under certain circumstances (involving the score and time), a team could choose to start at the 25 (?) yard line with what was essentially a 4th-and-12 play...
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Forum: Talk Sports 01-21-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,624
Posted By thehef
I did not see that game nor hear anything about...

I did not see that game nor hear anything about it other than the result. However, I completely agree because...



... I, too, think the same thing after watching just about any NBA game. Even...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-21-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 43,960
Posted By thehef
I don't think there's really any comparison...

I don't think there's really any comparison between the two. With Cam in the Super Bowl, he had a pretty good shot at recovering the fumble and was on his way to grabbing the ball when he jumped out...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-18-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
True. But - just like with, say, Lance Armstrong,...

True. But - just like with, say, Lance Armstrong, when the cheating comes to light doesn't it seem reasonable to question just how great or bright they were in the first place?
Forum: Talk Sports 01-18-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 412
Posted By thehef
Pulling for the Packers in the NFC because that's...

Pulling for the Packers in the NFC because that's my daughter's favorite team and she's very invested. And we have family connections to the dude after whom the trophy is named (although I couldn't...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-17-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
I had heard multiple times listening to sports...

I had heard multiple times listening to sports radio that the MLB got players' cooperation by giving them immunity. When I just now googled "astros players immunity" I see stories that indicate...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-16-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
Perhaps. But still: 1. Players cheated 2....

Perhaps. But still:

1. Players cheated
2. Players admitted to cheating after immunity was given to them

So I don't see how additional evidence could lead to a justification for changing...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-16-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
As I wrote above, I don't think Beltran's...

As I wrote above, I don't think Beltran's departing from the Mets was punishment. However, it might be worth noting that - in all of our sports - while we may not hold head coaches/managers to the...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-16-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
That would shock me if it were that soon... ...

That would shock me if it were that soon...

Who knows if he will ever manage again. But I'm guessing that, if he wants, he'll find his way back into MLB eventually. His path would be something...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-16-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
Which sub-forum? I'm usually up for reading a...

Which sub-forum? I'm usually up for reading a good rant :)
Forum: Talk Sports 01-16-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
But what if the Mets initiated it simply from the...

But what if the Mets initiated it simply from the perspective that it was unworkable situation? A new, young manager whom they knew was going to be asked relentlessly about the scandal while trying...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-16-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
It very well could be mutual. Not only do the...

It very well could be mutual. Not only do the Mets not want their new leader having this dark cloud following him around to where the first question in every city is going to be about the scandal,...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-15-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
Re "stretching it a bit" - just fyi I was...

Re "stretching it a bit" - just fyi I was speaking more to your 2nd sentence in your comment here...


... and not the first. Just answering how it affected the pitchers. I get your "blowing up...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-15-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
Re the pitchers, they have rings thanks to the...

Re the pitchers, they have rings thanks to the batters' cheating. And the pitchers most-likely knew about it. The way it affected their performance would be their ability to return to the mound to...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-14-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
Understood. Agree in general, but at the...

Understood.


Agree in general, but at the same time, when you don't punish players at all... well, you get the idea... Where is their deterrent? That their manager & GM might get fired and their...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-14-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
No offense, but I'm having a hard time...

No offense, but I'm having a hard time understanding this perspective. Both Manfred's report and the owner himself did a pretty good job of indicating that the owner knew nothing of the scheme. Yet...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-14-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
Apparently, as part of MLB's investigation, many...

Apparently, as part of MLB's investigation, many players were interviewed and admitted to knowing about the scheme, and some admitted to participating in it. Isn't an admission sufficient enough...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-14-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
I don't agree with your first sentence (I'd...

I don't agree with your first sentence (I'd replace it with something like "Manfred is unwilling to battle the players' union over this"), but otherwise, I hear you... Be that as it may, in the end,...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-14-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
I guess that depends upon what you mean by "in on...

I guess that depends upon what you mean by "in on it." If that means simply knowing about it, then yes, we'd have to assume that just about every player & coach on the team knew about it, although...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-14-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,657
Posted By thehef
BLAME, PUNISHMENT, VERDICT BLAME:...

BLAME, PUNISHMENT, VERDICT

BLAME: BlackStros' owner Jim Crane: Did he know about it? He says he didn't. We may never know... He very well may not have, or maybe at most heard rumblings. He's an...
Forum: Talk Sports 01-14-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By thehef
Thought it was worth revisiting this subject in...

Thought it was worth revisiting this subject in light of the wrist-slap penalties given to the Astros today...

Many players with postseason failings in their past have had a shot at redemption...
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