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biglego
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To better baseball, speed up the game. Put a clock on the pitchers when there's no one on base. Penalty is a ball. If batter won't get his arse into the box in time, he gets a strike.


Ralph_Wiggum
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The worst NFL coach is better than the best college coach. Seriously there are only 32 head coaches in the NFL which has the best players and best facilities and it's football all the time.

There are over 100 FBS coaches and hundreds in DII and DIII. DIII might have over 300 head coaches in Football.

The NFL is where the best players play and it's where the best coaches are. You get paid to play football in the NFL and the coaches coach with and against the best players and coaches.

Nick Saban can rig his schedule with 3-4 wins each year via scheduling and he has an uneven playing field in regards to talent and facilities and money against schools like Ole Miss, Miss State, Vandy and Kentucky. He can rig 8 homes games a year and only 4 road games. In the NFL you can't do that and you have a much level playing field.

I think the reason why he and Spurrier failed is that they couldn't handle having to face equal opponents every week and having to play the same number of road games and they couldn't handle not being able to buy 3-4 wins a season at least.


ZZTIGERS
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The worst NFL coach is better than the best college coach.
So, you're going on record and saying Schiano is better than Saban?


donRANDOMnumbers
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MLB season is too long and therefore uninteresting.


ULL Cool J
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There shouldn't be three point goals in basketball.

Also, the goal tender should be eliminated from soccer and hockey. A colleague protested that the games would then be high scoring and I said "Yes, they would." Otherwise soccer, for example, is just a bunch of foreigners running around in short pants on a cow pasture kicking a volley ball back and forth.


JombieZombie
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I think CFB players should be entitled to certain royalties, i. e., jerseys with their names on them.


jg8623
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Aaron Rodgers is the best overall QB to play the game of football


Hoyas
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UFC is a step back for civilization < Boxing

DH is complete BS < National League

Ryder Cup and World Cup are last great American team sporting events

Fantasy sports are just weird




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pvilleguru
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Also, the goal tender should be eliminated from soccer and hockey. A colleague protested that the games would then be high scoring and I said "Yes, they would." Otherwise soccer, for example, is just a bunch of foreigners running around in short pants on a cow pasture kicking a volley ball back and forth.

I'm sorry, but this may be the worst idea I've ever seen on this website.


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pvilleguru
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I think the reason why he and Spurrier failed is that they couldn't handle having to face equal opponents every week and having to play the same number of road games and they couldn't handle not being able to buy 3-4 wins a season at least.

Saban would have been more successful if he had better team doctors.


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lsutigers1992
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"The Catch" (Willie Mays) is the most overrated play in the history of sports



I think you meant to say "every Derek Jeter play that we have seen on TV for the last 18 years."


DawgCountry
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Hate DH in baseball.


Sophandros
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In what universe is disliking the DH unpopular?


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Kel Varnsen
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I thought about including the one where he catches the ball and THEN runs into the stands. But because he scraped his face, it makes it the GOAT catch


lsutigers1992
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The 80s 49ers would not have any Super Bowl titles if "The Catch" didn't happen.

Same thing for the 2000s Patriots and the "Tuck Rule."


oleyeller
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1. Tom Brady is overrated- he's certainly good but the whole best ever is laughable to me. To me he may not even be in the top ten all time of QB's
2. Lebron James is already the second best ever and will probably pass MJ- I don't think people will ever recognize him as better, though, because MJ is sort of a folk legend and ESPN did a good job convincing people that Lebron wasn't clutch, and people will always hang on to that
3. NBA playoffs are ALOT better than March Madness. It's not really close for me
4. Football is doing the right thing by being extra cautious with player safety- and no the fact that they get paid millions to play a game isn't justification to allow certain hits just so the fans will be happy

i 100 percent agree with all of this except 4. The players know the risk


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Baloo
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I'll take this a step further and introduce my own unpopular sports opinion. I think that MORE athletes should speak up on political and social issues.

I was hinting at that. I like when athletes use their fame to actually say something. Can you imagine if a pro basketball player turned down a Nike deal and then held a press conference over their slave labor tactics in the Far East? It would be awesome.

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As you my know, I'm a stathead. And I agree with this paragraph 100%. Now, the hive mentality isn't as bad on the football, soccer, and hockey sides of the metrics revolution, but part of that is due to the nature of the games and the relative newness of their advanced metrics.

Yeah, the early stats are exciting, but after that, the refinement is kind of a waste of time. It's not the precise measurement that matters, but the general concepts. To use hockey, the concept is Possession Matters. Corsi and Fenwick are attempts to measure possession, but at the end of the day, the important thing is that we rate teams on how they possess they puck.

I disagree with you about blogs. I think blogs have dramatically increased the quality of writing. Sure, there's more bad writing than ever, but there's also more GOOD writing. And old sportswriters can't fall back on hackneyed cliches and narratives without being called out. But there's legions of passionate, smart fans writing about the team they love, for no pay. The passion shines through the best blogs. What's funny is the big institutional blogs like Deadspin are oppressively stupid and shallow, but the smallish team oriented blogs can be incredibly smart. The Royals, for some reason, have incredibly smart and interesting writers.


Vicks Kennel Club
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Probably because they are fervent worshippers of Bill James.

I am going to start my own blog or website soon. It will be fun.


lsutigers1992
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Gymnastics and figure skating should not be in the Olympics at all, much less be flooded in primetime.

Any event that uses subjective criteria (i.e. judges) to determine the winner is not a sport.


kjntgr
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I'm not sure if anyone has sain this but


Other SEC teams winnings bowls/non conf games/national titles has nothing to do with LSU. I will never root for any non-LSU sec team in any game. Schools that didn't win any should never boast about the sec winning x amount do national titles in a row


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