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Cooter, I'm mailing off my Fantasy NASCAR Team tonight:

Martin Truex, Jr
Chase Elliott
Kyle Larson
Erik Jones
Daniel Suarez
William Byron
Bubba Wallace
Corey LaJoie
Matt Tifft

I've got a YOUNG stable this year! Only Martin Truex is over 30; virtually all of them are under 25. Didn't realize it until I was done with selections. No doubt they'll be hungry!

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Pretty good looking lineup. NASCAR is in financial trouble. They've laid off about 100 people, and I said when they started taking races away from the old tracks and putting them all the way to California in [sign in to see URL] cookie-cutter tracks that they would lose fan support. They have. They have empty seats all over out that way and attendance is down everywhere because now the tickets cost so much. They've run off the people who have always been the race fans.
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Was hoping for a closer game, but very glad the Pats won.



Say WHA...?

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[sign in to see URL] [sign in to see URL] know?

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[sign in to see URL] [sign in to see URL] know?



Some things simply overcome geography.

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I guess. But, I've lived the last 40+ years in New England. I may not have lost my NY roots (still a Mets fan), but I love the Red Sox. I've been to at least as many Sox games as Mets games over the years. I grew up as a NY Giants fan too, but I love the Pats.

Most fun ever were the three times all my favorite teams played each other for the championship. My NY boys won every time and I loved it every time too. But I'm from New England now more than 2/3 of my life. Can't shake it. If the Sox or the Pats are in it, so am [sign in to see URL] long as the Mets or Giants are out. emoticon

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I've often said that you simply cannot count Tom Brady out of contention. We call him the "Ice Man" because he is so cool under pressure, even when the temperature is NOT 20 degrees.

Still, I would love to see someone else win for a change. It will be interesting to see how the (very) young Mr. Mahomes fares against the "old pro" Brady. The Chiefs do have a good O-line, which I think the Chargers were missing, given the number of times Philip Rivers was knocked down and sacked.

It will also be interesting to see how the relatively young LA Rams fare against Drew Brees and the Saints. I'm rooting for the Saints, but I think it could be a close game, somewhat like the Saints/Eagles game.
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I'm interested to see how well Patrick Mahomes fares, too. His ability to stay cool under pressure is really remarkable.

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I'm interested to see how well Patrick Mahomes fares, too. His ability to stay cool under pressure is really remarkable.



Mahomes reminds me a lot of Russell Wilson a few years back.
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For the first time ever the top four offensive teams will face each other in the division finals. I expect both games to be barn burners.

The Saints will be hard to deal with because they have the best defense which has been lights out the last couple of months.
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quote:

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I'm interested to see how well Patrick Mahomes fares, too. His ability to stay cool under pressure is really remarkable.



Mahomes reminds me a lot of Russell Wilson a few years back.



Yes, me, too.

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I hadn't thought about that comparison. Pretty good one.
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Pretty good looking lineup. NASCAR is in financial trouble. They've laid off about 100 people, and I said when they started taking races away from the old tracks and putting them all the way to California in [sign in to see URL] cookie-cutter tracks that they would lose fan support. They have. They have empty seats all over out that way and attendance is down everywhere because now the tickets cost so much. They've run off the people who have always been the race fans.


Ah, I hadn't heard about NASCAR's financial trouble, but I'm not surprised. I've been watching the dwindling crowds in the stands over the last few years.

I grew up as an IndyCar girl. Went to the whole week of the Indianapolis 500 EVERY year with my grandpa and great-aunt and great-uncle. Some of my favorite memories.

But then an already expensive sport became an unbelievably expensive sport. Well-financed foreign teams started fielding cars. Local guys couldn't compete. Ticket prices, already high, exploded. Did you know that the busiest day at the Indianapolis International Airport each year is for the 500? Not fans flying in on commercial jets. All of the PRIVATE jets flying in for the day.

And now NASCAR is starting to become the same thing. How many blue-collar families can afford tickets to take the whole family to the track anymore? It's sad, but they're doing it to themselves, all in the name of profit. And then they've changed their rules for teams to be able to field drivers, making it virtually impossible for start-up teams to get in on the action. It's just sad....

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They got greedy.
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Yeah.... It's sad.... I've heard people around here who have taken the family down to an Indianapolis Colts game say that by the time they buy tickets, parking, and concessions, they can't get through the day for less than $300. C'mon. Who makes THAT kind of money that you can do THAT very often for the family?

For the IndyCar Indianapolis 500, seats in the corners run $113. Each. For the NASCAR Brickyard 400, corner seats run $92. Each. So for a family of four, your day would cost $500 all told.

No wonder seats are empty.

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Bob Costas Officially Parts Ways with NBC; Joined Network in 1979
KYLE NEWPORT - Bleacher Report, CNN

After four decades with the network, Bob Costas' time at NBC has come to an end.

"It's all settled quietly and happily for all concerned," Costas said, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

This comes after Marchand reported back in August that the two sides were moving on. Costas had three years remaining on his multi-million deal that ran through 2021, but a settlement has been reached. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

He had been with NBC since 1979.

Costas will continue to do work with MLB Network. He is expected to have a role in the Baseball Hall of Fame inductee announcement coverage. He is not ruling out further opportunities.

"I have some possibilities, but I have to decide what I want to do," Costas told Marchand. "If I do anything else, it will be a hybrid of my HBO show and Later."

As Marchand notes, the breakup comes after Costas was left off NBC's Super Bowl LII team last year. Per the New York Post's Justin Terranova, it was supposed to be the 66-year-old's final Super Bowl for the network. However, he did not host the pregame show after making critical comments regarding football, saying "the reality is that this game destroys people’s brains."

Costas has been part of the coverage team for many of sports' biggest events, including the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series and the NBA Finals. He was the recipient of the 2018 Ford C. Frick Award, which is given by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for excellence in broadcasting.


Probably my favorite sportscaster, he literally wrote the book on baseball too. His analysis on how to fix the economics of MLB in his 2001 book, Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball was a blueprint for making the game more equitable to small markets, bringing sanity to the player salary structure, and providing more excitement (and a larger audience) to the game. It was largely ignored by the league when it came out, but some of the ideas he espoused in his book have been slowly (and grudgingly) adopted.

Fair Ball is the only book Costas has written. I hope that changes in the next few years. He writes beautifully, with great knowledge and obvious love of the subject matter.

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I've often said that you simply cannot count Tom Brady out of contention. We call him the "Ice Man" because he is so cool under pressure, even when the temperature is NOT 20 degrees.


Maybe THAT is what deflated his balls.

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I figure that college and professional sports are going to kill the gaggle of geese at some point. There's a push by some to pay college athletes. Of course, they are talking about football and basketball pretty much. I remind them about Title IX and Equal Protection. They haven't thought about that, plus ninety percent of the FBS schools might as well drop down a division because they would never have the money to compete. They don't now.
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I've never supported paying athletes. A whole lot of the football and basketball players already get scholarships -- that IS their pay.

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I've never supported paying athletes. A whole lot of the football and basketball players already get scholarships -- that IS their pay.



The better ones get more than scholarships. I've seen pictures of Alabama players all driving new cars.

I figured that in the middle of the winter the game at KC would be in the afternoon and let the NO game be at night. That would have been the LOGICAL thing to do. I don't know who controls that, but it's mud damn dumb.
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