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by wco81
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: The Beautiful Game, Fútbol, Calcio, Footie Season 22/23.
Replies: 149
Views: 11939

Re: The Beautiful Game, Fútbol, Calcio, Footie Season 22/23.

It makes no sense for the Qataris to hold the event. They spent billions on infrastructure, guess that could help them long term, but most of those stadiums won't be used because they won't be a power in the sport. Maybe they should have bribed some good players to emigrate to that country but the w...
by wco81
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Regardless of the tennis, people just like Federer and Nadal a lot more than Djokovic

So he will be remembered much more fondly than Djokovic.
by wco81
Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

According to Trivia Crack, Fed still holds the record for the longest stint at ATP #1 ranking.
by wco81
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: The Beautiful Game, Fútbol, Calcio, Footie Season 22/23.
Replies: 149
Views: 11939

Re: The Beautiful Game, Fútbol, Calcio, Footie Season 22/23.

Interesting article about how the owners of Man City are pioneering a new model for expanding their branding all over the world. City is owned by the City Football Group, a holding company which owns almost a dozen clubs throughout the world, including the NYC FC team in the MLS. They use the same b...
by wco81
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT:Smart Phones
Replies: 1839
Views: 200404

Re: OT:Smart Phones

I will be but more for the camera improvements and the supposedly brighter screen.

Will see about the new notifications but blech, updated to iOS 16 and it doesn't look like an improvement.

They just made things look different for the sake of looking different.
by wco81
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Wrote up this post before the Final. Does he hit the ball harder than when Djoko or Federer or Nadal first appeared? Or for that matter Sampras? He might but it just seems by the eye test that he hits a greater number of unforced errors than the other prodigies at his age. So one sign of improvement...
by wco81
Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Can't imagine Alcaraz being able to move a well as he ages. So he will have to work to be in optimal shape. And improve on unforced errors so that he doesn't have longer matches than necessary. Nadal at the beginning of his career was known for muscles, but his physical play style has taken a toll, ...
by wco81
Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Wow Alcaraz is aggressive.

Some unforced errors and double faults led to losing the first set tiebreak.

But he's definitely a shotmaker, goes for it almost every time.
by wco81
Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Why didn't Medvedev play, because of sanctions vs. Russians? That Russian girl who played for Khazakstan avoided sanctions that way? In the NHL, the Washington Capitals drafted a Russian player and it was suggested that he should have been drafted much higher but wasn't because of concerns that he w...
by wco81
Sun Jul 10, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Hoping that younger players are at least making these older players work hard, even if they do win more titles. Their bodies will break down eventually, like Federer and now Nadal has. In the women's side, looks like Serena is probably not going to be able to sustain dominance so plenty of opportuni...
by wco81
Tue May 10, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: EA SPORTS FC (Official)
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: EA SPORTS FC (Official)

Well they just lost $150 million a year because they were demanding $300 million from EA. So they may be eager to sell that FIFA license again, which apparently is only valuable in WC years, so EA could sells those WC editions and Road to the WC editions, though the latter, it seems they stopped mak...
by wco81
Tue May 10, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: EA SPORTS FC (Official)
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: EA SPORTS FC (Official)

Last year, The New York Times reported that FIFA was asking EA to double the $150 million the publisher was already paying annually for the rights to its brand name. Meanwhile, EA was reportedly beginning to question how much value the FIFA name brought its popular game franchise. "Basically, what ...
by wco81
Sun May 08, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Yeah they're running the highlights. I don't think the Madrid Open was televised in the US was it? So can he play on the hard courts though? I guess the more he strength trains, the better his prospects will be on the hard courts. Does he have a big serve and forehand or backhand? I saw he got Djoko...
by wco81
Thu May 05, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: The really great TV thread
Replies: 1496
Views: 139484

Re: The really great TV thread

Peacemaker was terrific.

That opening credits!
by wco81
Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: The really great TV thread
Replies: 1496
Views: 139484

Re: The really great TV thread

A couple of TV critics on The Ringer Watch podcast says this is one of the most loaded times in history for the debut of quality shows right now.

Right in the spring, not the fall. Shows you how much streaming has taken over.
by wco81
Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: Fifa 22
Replies: 35
Views: 3005

Re: Fifa 22

EA is officially dropping the FIFA licensing this year. EA Sports FC is the new name and will retain all the club licensing. Grubb also expressed surprise that EA Sports had not already gone to the trouble of announcing the name switch. He suggested an announcement and trailer had been "planned" to ...
by wco81
Sat Feb 12, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: NBA 2021-22
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Re: NBA 2021-22

Crazy trade. Would you give Harden $233 million extension? He'd be making over $60 million at age 38. He' not been good this year, nowhere near an MVP. Is he going to play better now that he would presumably be motivated? Or is he out of shape, maybe don't have the same first step or finishing abili...
by wco81
Fri Feb 04, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: NFL Season 2021-22
Replies: 640
Views: 41909

Re: NFL Season 2021-22

Flores will land another head coaching job somewhere in the NFL, just hope this doesn't hurt his chances. Maybe not this year, but I would like to see if he could turn another dysfunctional team around like the Lions or Falcons. Seahawks job most likely will be open next year and that would be a go...
by wco81
Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: The Beautiful Game, Fútbol, Calcio, Footie Season 22/23.
Replies: 149
Views: 11939

Re: The Beautiful Game, Fútbol, Calcio, Footie Season 21/22.

What was the highpoint of the USMNT in WC?

2002?

Which US team scored the most goals in a WC?

But actually, Tim Howard has probably made the most out of his career among players who've played for Tim USA. Not only a long playing career but now he's on TV.
by wco81
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: NFL Season 2021-22
Replies: 640
Views: 41909

Re: NFL Season 2021-22

Mike Lombardi said on his podcast that Dolphins should hire Harbaugh than McDaniel or some other coordinator that they've been interviewing. Ross has pledged not to hire Harbaugh away from Michigan. But Harbaugh interviewed with the Vikings this weekend so Ross could say he's leaving Michigan anywa...
by wco81
Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: The Beautiful Game, Fútbol, Calcio, Footie Season 22/23.
Replies: 149
Views: 11939

Re: The Beautiful Game, Fútbol, Calcio, Footie Season 21/22.

Canada shuts out US in WC qualifiers, goes up 4 points over US and Mexico. Are they the best team now in CONCACAF? Haven't followed the USMNT but don't they have the most players on European clubs than they've ever had before? US should qualify for Qatar but if they can't lead CONCACAF, unlikely the...
by wco81
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: NFL Season 2021-22
Replies: 640
Views: 41909

Re: NFL Season 2021-22

Mike Lombardi said on his podcast that Dolphins should hire Harbaugh than McDaniel or some other coordinator that they've been interviewing. Ross has pledged not to hire Harbaugh away from Michigan. But Harbaugh interviewed with the Vikings this weekend so Ross could say he's leaving Michigan anyway...
by wco81
Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Nadal first to 21 majors. Not a fan of Djokovic but I think he’d have beat Nadal if he played. Not sure if he’d have beaten Medvedev. Nadal is an absolute bulldog. He willed himself to victory against a 25-year old with a big serve — aces were like 28 to 3 — but in a 5.5 hour marathon, it was the gu...
by wco81
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

Heard that the unknown Serbian guy that Djokovic would have played in the first round has made it to the fourth round.

So he's earned about $250k as a result.
by wco81
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Digital Sportspage
Topic: OT: Pro Tennis Thread
Replies: 879
Views: 91866

Re: OT: Pro Tennis Thread

The PR was horrible. Instead of Tennis Australia and the province/state of Victoria, announcing the decision, you had the player announce it as he was getting on a plane via Instagram. I think if the government announced it first, you would not of had the backlash that it did. Some of the adverse r...