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  1. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    I'm going to take this out of the Caps GDT since Nats talk doesn't belong there, but it looks like Mad Max is safe:

    Nationals-Mets Opener Delayed After Positive COVID Test, Tracing

    The team flight from Florida to Washington was where there was close contact between the five people who are quarantining and the player who tested positive.

    Scherzer said he was not on that team flight and traveled separately with his family.
     
  2. kicksavedave Not be suck again this year?

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    I haven't dug too deep into all this situation because I have a full plate, sports wise, but it strikes me as rather than having colleges pay the athletes (they already do somewhat with scholarships), wouldn't it be easier to just let them earn money from their names in the form of sponsorships, autographs, whatever else? Superstar CFB players could pull down lucrative deals before turning pro, which seems fair, while no name swimmers or shotput athletes would scrap for pennies in sponsorship deals, commensurate with their respective media exposure. The idea that a college player can lose his scholarship and the team can forfeit games if the player takes a few dollars for an autograph, seems silly to me. But paying ALL athletes, even in sports programs that lose money, doesn't seem like a viable solution either.
     
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  3. WetHog Out to Lunch

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    Not Saturday either most likely.

     
  4. g00n t0m WiLs0n PhAnBoI

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    So to summarize, DC sports right now is a general shitshow EXCEPT the WFT?
     
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    Great night.
     
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  6. John Price Sesang

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  7. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    that was awesome....I don’t have a local college favorite so I just root for all the local teams usually. Hokies excluded.

    I miss Gary.....that dude was a great. When I think how lucky I was to watch John Thompson Sr at the pinnacle, Williams, etc....lucky to have them, and I’m sure I’m forgetting others, just local college hoops came to mind.
     
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    Gary was better than Turgeon IMO

    Turgeon had some good teams but they never went past the round of 32 IIRC

    meanwhile those MD teams in the early 2000's were pretty good. I think one of them made the final four the year before and lost to Duke but I could be wrong.
     
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    Williams was a far better “coach” than Turgeon. However, Mark has been the better recruiter and easily landed more overall talent per year than Gary ever did. Gary had a bit of a disdain for recruiting many of the “1 and done” players that have littered the landscape for the past 25-30years. Much to his detriment, and we saw it as he could never quite match Duke/UNC etc for talent levels, while always having more local HS/AU talent than almost anywhere.

    I’ve always said if you could combine Williams/Turgeon, you’d have the perfect coach. Like Duke does w Coach K and UNC did w R Williams. (And other like Few, Wright, Self, etc etc etc)

    and PS - yeah, Terps lost to Duke in the semi finals in 2001, after having had a huge lead in the first half (I think 20pts?).... was easily the single hardest loss a Terp fan had encountered up until then, in the history of hoops program (even beating the 3 OT loss to NC State in the 70’s).

    but it was all washed away by 2002. At least, at the time
     
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  12. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Pretty major news.

     
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    And predictably absurd news.
     
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    Nice win for the O’s.
     
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    Why not? UMD isn’t a blue blood school and it’s stuck in a football conference. Turg is perfect for the job.
     
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    Recruiting was NEVER his weakness. Can He Coach??

    Why would Wiggins leave? He’s at best a mid 2nd round pick. Which equals nothing.
     
  19. g00n t0m WiLs0n PhAnBoI

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    Epic game, Gonzaga vs UCLA.
     
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    Best CBB game I’ve seen in a while.
     
  21. g00n t0m WiLs0n PhAnBoI

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    If the Zags can win it all and go undefeated that shot/game will be infamous for decades. What a battle.
     
  22. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Wouldn’t mind seeing old man Charlie Hoffman win today, but also Spieth is overdue.
     
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    More time to watch the first place Baltimore Orioles with the second best run differential in the majors.

    (Won't be able to say things like that for long, so getting it out now.)
     
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