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  1. MadBallers

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    That is so crazy, I would not believe it without seeing it. And yes, to TMC's point, stay away from DC in mid November.
     
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    Lol very freaky.

    There will be an E:60 about Alex’s injury. The promo looked pretty cool. It’s amazing he is even on a path to returning. I remember him saying he actually almost died because an infection nearly took him out during surgery.
     
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    Frank Gore signs with the Jets. I love Frank Gore, and everybody who doesn't love him is wrong. The Jets are probably not a good bet to have a successful season (at least in terms of wins) but I'm happy to still see him playing at a high level. What an amazing career!
     
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    He’ll be 37 next week and still going strong. His longevity might be what tips the scale for a HoF nod.
     
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    Worse players have made it to the HOF. Gore is a lock.
     
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    Gore will make the HOF, he had the numbers 4 years ago. I just hope the man can walk by the time he is 50.
     
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    So the owners are going to vote on a plan about incentivizing hiring minority HCs/GMs. Which is necessary.

    But the plan is so ridiculous that the draft spot might be altered, going up 6 spots in the third round in case of a minority HC and up to 10 spots in case of hiring a minority GM. Also, a team's 4th round pick might go up 5 spots if that minority hire remains with the team for three seasons.

    That's total, complete BS. You're penalizing the fans of the team of teams that don't hire minority candidates, because the owner won't change his (or her) approach to hiring for just a slight adjustment in the third round. And obviously you can't do that with first-rounders or you'd have a mutiny coming from the rest of the teams. Also, what happens if you have a very high pick in the third round? Because usually bad teams change coaches more often than good teams, and I haven't read anything about that move up affecting the second round (don't think it's gonna happen, so if you've got the top pick in the third round, you basically got no benefit).

    If they want to do that, force them to make 33% of each position hires a minority candidate. That's it. That way, you know a minority hire will take place at least every three coaches a team hires. One every three GMs. Then you're close to an even field. You can even increase the % later on, in a few years. It's bold, but it works. The proposed plan is merely cosmetic, imho.
     
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    It is certainly a serious issue that has never been dealt with properly. But I agree TMC, this is a terrible idea, too many people loose in this scenario. I doubt this gets too far in the planning stages.

    The idea you suggested is much better than this crap.
     
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    I saw they tabled that for now. Which is great, because that needed a lot more amending before they actually rolled it out.

    Tom Brady's going to do a 9-part series on his Super Bowl runs. Each episode will be from his perspective talking through the 6 wins and 3 losses. Should be interesting to view it from his mind.
     
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    Not here to talk about the tragic events in Minnesota or the protests that followed. I’m here just amazed of how much Kaepernick’s impact has evolved through the years. He lost his career because of his actions. But his actions have resonated with so many. I wasn’t around for Ali or Ghandi or Malcolm X so I’ve never experienced a public figure in my time on this planet make an impact the way they did like Colin has socially. I’ve seen celebrities try to replicate bringing awareness. But there’s something about sports that amplifies your platform. And it just goes to show how powerful of a platform sports is and how responsible athletes need to be when they earn it. Because they only get so much time on that stage before they retire. And the legacy they can create can end up being so much more than the legacy that’s created when the play clock starts ticking.
     
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