Other Sports Catch-All

dude goes to stanfurd... he'll be sipping martinis on daddys yacht figuring out the next NFT/AI/Blockchain/Metaverse ponzi scheme in his private equity company. Don't worry about him.

Oh and.. hook 'em

There's no incentive for a college coach to consider the long-term health of their best players, who will only play for them for 1-3 years. Might as well ride them to winning records, which will get even better players into the program, who they can then ride to even more wins, etc, etc.

Oh, I understand that part of it. Just like there's no incentive for a last place manager on his final year to keep an MLB pitch count low. But there is an understanding in the MLB firm (maybe not the A's?) that you want to protect players.

And I would think, at the college baseball level that there is an understanding that we're not curing cancer or fighting for Ukrainian freedom here. It's college baseball. Ease up.

Just weird for, "Hey boss, he's on pitch 142..."

"I don't care! DO IT!"

Tennessee Baseball going to...

Stupid Youtube.

This works.

Carlbear95 wrote:

Oh and.. hook 'em


Prederick wrote:
Carlbear95 wrote:

Oh and.. hook 'em


I feel for those Texas outfielders. No idea where that ball was. I assume it was the lighting as the sun sat.


Speaking of outfielders in unfortunate situations. Check out this dude. I don't know if he was trying to start of meme of his butt or what his thoughts were in this moment, but there was something weird going on out there.


Hey! Ferrari remembered how to win a race!

Records broken in Omaha


Best marketing ever. Make drunk people be competitive to buy shots.

(I know part of the money goes to charity)

I'm actually not upset my team is third from the bottom in this. Although it is funny we're getting beat by a religious school.


Prederick wrote:

Stanford's starting pitcher threw 156 pitches to beat Texas last night.

Like, I get it, but at the same time... no.

Few days late on the update here but here's his line from his next start, and his team lost to TEN:

4.2 IP
10 H
4 ER
6 K
89 pitches, 57 Ks

They're coming....

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund is buying a roughly 5% stake in the parent company of the NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals and WNBA's Washington Mystics as part of a $4.05 billion deal, a person with knowledge of the sale said Thursday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement between the Qatar Investment Authority and Monumental Sports & Entertainment had not been announced.

It is believed to be the first time the government of Qatar is investing in U.S. professional sports. Sportico first reported the transaction, saying it is the first time any sovereign wealth fund has bought into ownership of an American team.

It is not Qatar's first big foray into major sports. The Middle Eastern country last year hosted soccer's World Cup for the first time, helping FIFA reach a record revenue level because of booming ticket and hospitality sales.

Qatar Sports Investments, a subsidiary of the state-run fund, has owned majority control of French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain since 2011. The same group agreed in October to buy a 22% stake in Portuguese club Braga.

Getting into a top U.S. market, even as a minority partner, is further expansion of Qatari reach into the sports world.

It is just a matter of time until a gulf state buys a team in one of the 4 big leagues in the U.S. I'd wager it happens within 2 years.

Of course they are buying into the Washington DC team. It's not foreign lobbying if you're just at the game with a Congress critter right?

Tiger bait, etc.

Holy sh*t, I know I don't FOLLOW tennis or anything, but I have never heard it mentioned that Andy Murray is a survivor of the Dunblane Massacre until I happened to see it mentioned on Twitter today.

His Wikipedia page is a hell of a read. Pertaining to what Prederick posted:

Murray grew up in Dunblane and attended Dunblane Primary School. He and his brother were present during the 1996 Dunblane school massacre, when Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and a teacher before shooting himself; Murray took cover in a classroom. Murray says he was too young to understand what was happening and is generally reluctant to talk about it in interviews, but in his autobiography Hitting Back he states that he attended a youth group run by Hamilton and his mother gave Hamilton lifts in her car.

And Dunblane was four years before Columbine in the States. Yikes.

We sure he isn’t American?

Didn't know where to put this, so Other Sports it is.

It's dog days for sports coverage right now (as ESPN keeps reminding us!) but we do have Wimbledon and Women's World Cup (next week!!!). I've also found some fantastic write-ups on more obscure stuff over on Defector.

They've done an entire series on USWNT players, with each getting their own article, a deep dive into Starter jackets and an absolutely dynamite story on John Rogers, the guy who conned the sports memorabilia market out of millions.

They're doing their annual subscription drive (try for a month for $1.08) and thought Goodjers may want to take advantage. https://defector.com/its-time-to-do-...

I've been a subscriber for two years now and it is consistently the best writing on the web.

(If you need a little more info, the dudes at Defector used to be Deadspin before the sh*theads who own that ring of sites fired themand made all the sites demonstrably worse.)

This is the weirdest post-apocalyptic hellscape.

Was that tweet written by a screenwriter from Succession?

No seriously, one BILLION dollars.

I can't even be mad at him for signing up with LIV, man needed that money BAD.


Holy sh*t.

Holy sh*t

I went to a Calvinist high school. One week at worship class, the pastor gave a very impassioned lecture on the evils of gambling. The main point that still sticks with me is, "That dollar you are putting into a greedy man's pocket gets you only the most ephemeral feeling of satisfaction. You literally have nothing to show for it. What other good could it do for a hungry child or homeless person? You are better off just setting your dollar on fire and marveling at the smoke."

Turned me off gambling for life.

(And I don't need another vice, tbh.)

I did not know "Calvinist High School" was a thing that existed in America anymore.

Like, how Calvinist are we talking here? Like reformed Calvinism or “we are in God's sight defiled and polluted” and everyone is condemned to hell because humans are “naturally hateful to God" Calvinism?

As in, predestination-means-God-decides-who-lives-and-who-dies-so-be-grateful-you-are-one-of-the-elect.

There were 30 kids in the entire high school my first year. 12 in my senior class.

Just ugh. Gambling taints everything it touches and it is disappointing that ESPN / Disney is getting even more in bed with the industry. I hate how many gambling commercials and paid-for-talk there is on their podcasts and shows already.

Don't underestimate the impact it's going to have on kids over time.

Watch those Jimmy Foxx or KG ads and tell me that doesn't sell, "It's amazing fun!"

I felt better when it was in the shadows and we could laugh at Stugotz or some joke on Its Always Sunny.

It's going to be everywhere, like in Europe or the UK.