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2020.09.25 20:35 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 3 - Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-2)

Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-2)
The Eagles are off to their worst start since 2003 when they also dropped their first two games of the season. The team would like a repeat of that season where following a week 3 bye,the team rebounded to defeat the Bills 23-13. The Eagles ripped off 12 wins in their remaining 14 games following their 0-2 start. Maybe the Eagles will be able to do the same, but they will have to shake the injury bug first. The Eagles will be without first round pick Jalen Raegor this week who underwent surgery on his hand to repair a torn UC ligament in his thumb. The Eagles may also be without Fletcher Cox who is dealing with an oblique injury. The Cox injury should be watched closely if he can’t go, Joe Mixon and Joe Burrow will have a much easier day against the struggling defense. Last week against the Rams, the defense was under prepared and unable to stop anyone. The Rams took advantage of Jim Schwartz’s consistently odd decision to have his CBs, play so far off the line of scrimmage, giving a free release to the WRs and allowing easy short passes. If Schwartz does the same this week, it will be another long day for the Eagles defense and a great fantasy day for Tyler Boyd, who Bengals Joe Burrow connected with 7 times last week including 1 for a TD. On the other side of the ball Doug and Carson will both need to be better than the last two weeks. For Carson, he needs to get out of his own head and play with confidence. For Doug, he needs to find some creativity and help his 5th year QB. He would do well to get Carson moving and utilize the RBs more in the flat and screen game. However, if we see more of the same we saw in weeks 1 and 2 from the Eagles coaching staff, we should expect another loss. Hopefully that is not the case and Carson and the coaches can learn from their mistakes in weeks 1-2 and pull our a win this week. Go Birds!
General Information
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Score Prediction Contest
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
10L00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 78°F
Feels Like: 78°F
Forecast: Clear. Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 1%
Cloud Coverage: 31%
Wind: South Southwest 8 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Eagles -5
OveUnder: 46.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-2, Cincinnati 1-0-1
Where to Watch on TV
CBS will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Spero Dedes will handle the play-by-play duties and Adam Archuleta will provide analysis.
TV Map - Week 3 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Bengals Radio
Bengals Radio Dan Hoard will handle play-by-play and Dave Lapham will provide analysis for the game.
National Radio
Compass Media will broadcast the game nationally with Chris Carrino handling the play by play and Brian Baldinger will provide analysis.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Bengals Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 81 (Streaming 825) SIRI 105 (Streaming 806)
XM Radio XM 226 (Streaming 825) Streaming 806
Sirius XM Radio SXM 226 (Streaming 825) SXM 385 (Streaming 806)
Eagles Social Media Bengals Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: officialbengals
NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Football Team 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-1 42 47 -5 1L
Cowboys 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 57 59 -2 1W
Eagles 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 36 64 -28 2L
Giants 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 39 43 -14 2L
Series Information
The Cincinnati Bengals lead the Philadelphia Eagles(Cincinnati Bengals lead series, 9-3-1)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 19th, 1971 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH . CIncinnati Bengals 37 Philadelphia Eagles 14
Points Leader
Cincinnati Bengals lead Philadelphia Eagles (360-222)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-1 against the Bengals
Zac Taylor: 0-0 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Zac Taylor: First meeting between coaches
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Rams: 0-1
Joe Burrow: Against Eagles: 0-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Joe Burrow: First meeting between QBs.
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Bengals lead Eagles: 2-0
Record @ Paul Brown Stadium: Bengals lead Eagles 1-0-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 23 - Bengals No. 28
Eagles: 0-2
Bengals: 0-2
Last Meeting
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Eagles 32 - Rams 14
Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes and Cincinnati finally got its depleted offense moving without receiver A.J. Green, and the Bengals sent the Philadelphia Eagles to their most lopsided loss of the season, 32-14 on Sunday.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday December 13th, 2012
Bengals 34 - Eagles 13
Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, an opportunistic defense forced five turnovers, and Cincinnati beat the Philadelphia Eagles 34-13 on Thursday night. The Eagles offense imploded turning the ball over 4 times with another turnover on a kick off. At one point the Eagles turned the ball over on 3 straight possessions. The Eagles lost double digit games for the first time since 2005, in one of the last games the Eagles were coached by Andy Reid.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/4/2016 Bengals Eagles 32-14
12/13/2012 Bengals Eagles 34-13
11/16/2008 Bengals & Eagles 13-13
1/2/2005 Bengals Eagles 38-10
12/24/2000 Eagles Bengals 16-7
11/30/1997 Eagles Bengals 44-42
12/24/1994 Bengals Eagles 33-30
11/17/1991 Eagles Bengals 17-10
9/11/1988 Bengals Eagles 28-24
11/21/1982 Bengals Eagles 18-14
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Bengals Bengals
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 3 - "Expert" Picks
2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Bengals Season Stats
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Wentz 50 85 58.8% 512 2 4 64.4
Burrow 60 97 61.9% 509 3 1 81.5
Sanders 20 95 95 4.8 1
Mixon 35 115 57.5 3.3 0
Goedert 12 131 65.5 10.9 1
Boyd 11 105 52.5 9.5 1
Name Sacks Team Total
Sweat/Graham 1.0 4
Lawson/Bynes 1.0 2
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Gerry 17 8 9 0.0
Bell/Bynes 16 6/7 10/9 0/1.0
Name Ints Team Total
N/A 0 0
Jackson III 1 1
Johnston 7 389 62 55.6 49.1 4 1 0
Huber 8 428 70 53.5 43.5 3 3 0
Elliot 4 3 75.0% 38 3/3
Bullock 6 5 83.3% 50 4/4
Kick Returns
Scott 3 61 20.3 25 0
Wilson 3 131 43.7 45 0
Punt Returns
Raegor 2 6 3.0 6 0 2
Erickson 2 29 14.5 29 0 1
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Total Offense 314.0 28th 324.0 26h
Rush Offense 89.0 29th 95.0 26th
Pass Offense 225.0 23rd 229.0 22nd
Points Per Game 18.0 T-27th 21.5 23rd
3rd-Down Offense 46.2% T-11th 43.8 15th
4th-Down Offense 0.0% T-25th 100.0 T-1st
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 60.0% T-14th 40.0% 30th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Total Defense 344.0 9th 398.0 22nd
Rush Defense 135.5 22nd 185.0 30th
Pass Defense 208.5 5th 213.0 7th
Points Per Game 32.0 26th 25.5 T-16th
3rd-Down Defense 40.0% 10th 45.8% 20th
4th-Down Defense 66.7% T-19th 25.0% T-9th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 77.8% 27th 62.5% 16th
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Turnover Diff. -5 32nd -2 T-25th
Total Penalties 8 5th 11 T-12th
Total Penalty Yards 50 2nd 89 13th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - The Eagles' struggles continued in their home opener against the Los Angeles Rams. An early fumble by Miles Sanders led to a Rams touchdown by Tyler Higbee. After the Eagles cut their deficit to four with a Jake Elliott field goal, Los Angeles responded with a Robert Woods touchdown run followed by a second Higbee touchdown catch. Trailing 21-3, the Eagles closed the deficit to five points by halftime with touchdown runs by Wentz and Sanders. After forcing a three-and-out on the Rams' first possession of the second half, the Eagles would drive to the Los Angeles 21, only for Wentz's first down pass to be picked off by Darious Williams, turning the momentum back in the Rams' favor as they would outscore the Eagles 16-3 the rest of the way. Despite not being sacked once during the game, Wentz finished the day with a 56.5 passer rating, completing 26 of 43 passes for 242 yards and two interceptions. The 37-19 blowout loss dropped Philadelphia to 0-2 for the first time since the 2015 season, and marked the Eagles' first home opener loss since that same season. It was also the first home loss to the Rams franchise since the opener of the 2001 season.
Bengals - After losing their regular season-opening game at home, the Bengals then traveled to Cleveland to face the Browns for Battle of Ohio Round 1. In the first quarter, the Bengals scored first when Randy Bullock kicked a 38-yard field goal to make it 3-0. Though, the Browns took the lead when Nick Chubb ran for an 11-yard TD to make it 7-3. In the second quarter, the Browns went up by double digits when Baker Mayfield found O'dell Beckham Jr. on a 43-yard TD pass to make it 14-3. The Bengals then came within 4 after Joe Burrow found C.J. Uzomah on a 23-yard TD pass to make it 14-10. Mayfield then found Kareem Hunt on a 6-yard TD pass to put the Browns up by double digits, 21-10. The Bengals closed out the half when Randy Bullock kicked a 43-yard field goal to make it 21-13 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Browns went back up by double digits when Chubb ran for a 1-yard TD to make it 28-13. The Bengals drew closer with Bullock's 27-yard field goal to make it 28-16. In the fourth quarter, the Bengals were able to get within 5 when Burrow found Mike Thomas on a 4-yard TD pass to make the score 28-23. Though, the Browns would go back up by double digits yet again when Hunt punched the ball in for a 1-yard TD to make it 35-23. The Bengals wrapped up the scoring when Burrow found Tyler Boyd on a 9-yard TD pass to make the final score 35-30.
Bengals HC Zac Taylor is the older brother of Eagles QB Press Taylor.
Bengals TE Coach James Casey played two seasons for the Eagles from 2013-2014.
Bengals assistant Special Teams coach Colt Anderson played 4 seasons for the Eagles from 2010-2013.
Eagles Run game coordinatodefensive line coach Matt Burke was the LB coach for the Bengals from 2014-2015.
Eagles DB coach Marquand Manuel played for the Bengals from 2002-2003.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Bengals
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Geno Atkins
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter)
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
Referee: Adrian Hill
Philadelphia hosts Cincinnati at Lincoln Financial Field for just the third time in the all-time series and first time since 2012. Sunday marks the 14th overall meeting between the two teams.
The Eagles are 23-10 (.697) at home in the regular season under head coach Doug Pederson, which is tied for the 6th-best home winning percentage in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New En-gland (.818, 27-6), Baltimore (.758, 25-8), Kansas City (.758, 25-8), New Orleans (.727, 24-9) and Green Bay (.712, 23-9-1).
In Week 2 vs. L.A. Rams, Miles Sanders combined for 131 scrim-mage yards (3rd-most in a single game in his career), including 95 rushing (1 TD) and 36 receiving. In 2019, Sanders led his class with a franchise-rookie-record 1,327 scrimmage yards.
Brandon Graham recorded sack No. 52 of his NFL career against Rams QB Jared Goff in Week 2 vs. L.A. Rams. His 52.0 sacks are the 5th-most in Eagles history, behind Reggie White (124.0, 1985-92), Trent Cole (85.5, 2005-14), Clyde Simmons (76.0, 1986-93) and Hugh Douglas (54.5, 1998-2002, ‘04).
Draft Picks
Eagles Bengals
WR Jalen Raegor QB Joe Burrow
QB Jalen Hurts WR Tee Higgins
LB Davion Taylor LB Logan Wilson
S K’Von Wallace LB Akeem Davis-Gaither
OT Jack Driscoll DE Khalid Kareem
WR John Hightower T Hakeem Adeniji
LB Shaun Bradley LB Marcus Bailey
WR Quez Watkins
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Bengals
S Will Parks NT DJ Reader
DT Javon Hargrave CB Trae Waynes
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman CB Mackensie Alexander
CB Darius Slay G Xavier Su’a-Filo
LB Josh Bynes
WR Mike Thomas
S Vonn Bell
CB Leshaun Sims
RB Jacques Patrick
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Bengals
S Malcom Jenkins QB Andy Dalton
CB Ronald Darby CB Dre Kirkpatrick
RB Jordan Howard G John Miller
WR Nelson Agholor OT Cordy Glenn
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai TE Tyler Eifert
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill WR Marqise Lee
RB Darren Sproles CB Darqueze Dennard
DT Timmy Jernigan DT Andrew Billings
LB Nigel Bradham S Clayton Fejedelem
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (99) needs 1 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6386 needs 79 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (52) needs 2.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Bengals WR AJ Green (8987) needs 13 yards to reach 9000 receiving yards for his career.
Bengals WR AJ Green (63) needs 3 receiving TDs to move into a tie with Chad Johnson for the most receiving TDs in Bengals history.
Stats to Know
QB Adjusted Completion %
What’s one thing rookie Joe Burrow and 5th-year Carson Wentz have in common? They have not been terribly accurate so far. PFF has an Adjusted Completion % stat that accounts for clear drops, spikes, throw aways, batted passes, and throws made while getting hit. Burrow and Wentz are near the bottom in AC%, with 70.4 and 70.3, respectively. Interesting to note a bit of the distribution within the array of aforementioned stats: while Burrow has had one of the lower rates of on-target passes dropped by the receiver (4.1%), Wentz doubled that at 8.4%, good for 5th-highest. Yes, Wentz has stunk, but...
Matchups to Watch
Rookie versus Veteran, Which QB Has Poise Down 0-2?
With two consecutive weeks of porous defense from both the Eagles and Bengals defensive units, this Sunday's matchup should rest squarely on the shoulders of each offensive unit. Will the Eagles be able to rely on fifth year starter Wentz? Will he be able to shake off two tumultuous weeks and put together a consistent offensive performance? Will the Bengals weapons coalesce around their rookie Burrow? Will he be able to put together his first complete NFL game and demonstrate that this season is the turning point for the franchise? A big piece of Wentz stabilizing his game time performance will be continuing his focus on short-time-to-throw plays. From Week 1 with 8 sacks versus the Washington Football Team to Week 2 and zero sacks versus the Rams with the vaunted Aaron Donald, the Eagles Offensive Line and Wentz’ pocket choices resulted in less lost yards and broken plays. Unfortunately, key turnovers again forced short-yardage scoring situations and massive tempo swings. Wentz needs to take advantage of the cleaner pocket that will likely be available versus the Bengals (2 sacks on the year so far) and finish drives cleanly to put the game away. Without rookie WR Jalen Reagor (placed on IR with a thumb injury after Week 2), Wentz will have to make use of the remainder of his threats, including veteran DeSean Jackson who had 6 catches on 9 targets for 64 yards against the superior Rams’ defensive backfield. Joe Burrow has had the classic introductory NFL QB experience. A high-flying game versus the Browns last week, with 300+ yards passing, 3TDs and zero ints was fantastic bounce back from Week 1 versus the Chargers. 193 yards, 0 TDs, and an int will not win the game for the Bengals versus the Eagles, even if Wentz struggles. A key focus for Burrow will be settling into the routine and relationships he’s formed with his offensive weapons. AJ Green remains one of the best WR threats in the NFL and his slow start to the season (8 catches for 80 yards) could end at any time, in any game with a QB like Burrow. Burrow threw a nearly record setting number of passes during the almost-come-from-behind loss versus the Browns; if the Bengals are able to establish their run-game and abuse the Philadelphia secondary in a similar way to the Rams offensive scheme, then Burrow could have a very big day. If he is forced to drop back 60+ times, and Joe Mixon is again held under 75 yards on the ground, the Bengals and Burrow may have a hard time. Keep an eye on how comfortable each QB is feeling, and whether they can establish good tempo. That will be key to offensive production this weekend.
Coaching Conundrum; Pederson versus Taylor
At the core of the NFL these days is the combat between offensive and defensive schemes. Both coaches come from a background of coaching QB play and offensive schemes, though from different eras and coaching trees. How they go about using that experience to enable their teams to a secure a necessary win this week will make or break their seasons. Doug Pederson, at the helm of a revamped offensive coaching tree with the addition of Quarterbacks Coach Press Taylor as Passing Game Coordinator, has had a rough three year stretch of offensive stumbles. Since the miraculous Super Bowl 52 season (2017), the Eagles have consistently failed to be productive, with a lot of the challenges relating to lack of roster depth and poor player improvement through misaligned coaching. This is the third consecutive year of stuttering offense to begin the season and a big piece of the matchup versus the Bengals will be how well the Eagles can settle in. Coach Pederson has made it clear that the lack of full-speed off-season practice plays a big role in the Eagle’s struggles so far; so it remains to be seen when and if both units can make use of this gametime practice to solidify the small flashes of prior success we’ve seen. Opposite Pederson is Coach Taylor, in his second year of a complete rebuild, now with the (ideally career-long) franchise WB in Burrow. Hailing from the Shanahan line, through the LA Rams McVay, Taylor was brought into Cincinnati to recreate the organization’s coaching structure and form a new core for the team around veteran WR AJ Green. The 2019 season showed marked improvement throughout, particularly in run production and passer protection; the addition of Covid-related practice limitations have also taken their toll on the Bengals’ preparations for this season, as exemplified by the Week 1 drubbing by the Ravens. Taylor returns this season with second-year offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, formerly the QB coach for the Raiders. The cerebral talent in the Bengals organization is clearly arrayed around giving Burrow the best possible chance to shine; and they may just do so against an extremely poorly performing Eagles defense. Being able to establish consistent offensive strength and consistency throughout this season will be a key part of whether this new coaching structure is able to flourish in Cincinnati or if yet more change is needed to remake the franchise. During game day, keep an eye out on how these coaches make use of their star players, now that the very early season yips and stumbles should be behind them. Whoever can appropriately adjust to the flow of the game and take advantage of the others mistakes will win this football game.
The Big Punt: How Special Teams Makes An Impact
Kevin versus Cameron, Huber versus Johnston, two players that may very well decide the nature of this Bengals versus Eagles matchup. These titans of the turf, two punters to rule them all, and two punters to pin them deep; two punters waiting on call, and two punters to make fans weep. In lieu of offensive production, and in hopes of good defensive play, Kevin Huber and Cameron Johnston bring their punting prowess to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday. Hailing from opposite sides of the Earth, Huber from Cincinnati itself, and Johnston from Geelong Australia, these two are some of the most capable foot-based deliverers of the football to opposing teams. Huber holds nearly all of the Bengals franchise records in punting statistics; and Johnston holds the highest gross and net punting averages in a single Eagles season. The third year Australian punter is known by Eagles fans for his insanely long hang-time and penchant for pinning the NY Giants inside the 20 (20+ times in four games). Huber is loved by the Bengals fanbase as both their longest tenured player and his consistency over the past 13 years. He has missed just 2 of 180 possible games, and has been perennially top 10 at his position. Both players are in the final year of their contracts, so effective performance is a must for maximum salary gains. Keep an eye out on how effective these two are in establishing and keeping good field position. If both teams are struggling for consistency, these swings may be the key to a late drive that puts the game away. Additionally, with every punt comes the magic of a muffed punt return. If you’re a particular connoisseur of special teams play, watch and see if these punters add any special spin or location to their strikes; and key turnover last week in this position kept the Eagles hopeful. Maybe lightning will strike twice for the Eagles Special Teams and the Wizard with the Large Leg, Cam Johnston; maybe the Bengals gunners will scoop up a muff and Huber will be huger than expected. Stay tuned!
Special thanks to belisaurius and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.09.25 06:01 collegedropout2018 Rewriting NBA History Part 5

Here is a link to part 4
I want to give credit to Dom2k for the idea and uGriEr05 the format.
This is a re-sim of NBA History. I play on PS4 and the furthest I could go back with a full roster and accurate historic draft classes was the beginning of the 1989-90 season. So I will start there and continue with historic draft classes until present day. From there I will keep adding future draft classes and when they run out I will continue with fictional created draft classes and see how many years I can go. I control all teams in the league so this will be more of a whole league look rather than one team. Also I am using a random event generator to add more storylines to the league. I got the idea from this thread
The season got off to a great start on opening night as the Charles Barkley and the Lakers faced off against the #1 pick Chris Webber and the Kings. The Lakers dominated the night in what was a statement for the rest of the league. The Lakers finally reached a dominant level that was expected as they never spent a day lower than the third seed in the West. Charles Barkley led the way and one his first MVP award. It was more of the same for Seattle who also dominated the West and even got the best of the defending champion Bulls in a classic regular season match up that saw the Bulls lose despite 56 point from MJ. The Golden State Warriors were the saw the biggest rise as they finished 3rd in the west despite losing Tim Hardaway in free agency. They made a deadline deal to get Mark Price from Cleveland and putting him alongside Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin makes one of the deadliest shooting trios in the league. The Utah Jazz were not quite as dominant as the last two years but still finished in the top four in the west.
  1. Seattle Supersonics
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
  3. Golden State Warriors
  4. Utah Jazz
  5. Portland Trail Blazers
  6. Phoenix Suns
  7. Los Angeles Clippers
  8. San Antonio Spurs
  9. Houston Rockets
  10. Minnesota Timberwolves
  11. Sacramento Kings
  12. Dallas Mavericks
  13. Denver Nuggets
Despite losing a core piece of their dynasty, the Bulls did not show any signs of slowing down this season and finished 10 games ahead of the second place Knicks. It looked like they might ahve a challenger early on as the Charlotte Hornets made quite a statement at the beginning of the year. Eventual Rookie of the Year Penny Hardaway scored 26 and got the victory over the three time champions. The Hornets had a very nice team mixing the playoff experience of returners Dell Curry, Rick Fox, Kevin Willis, and Travis Mays with the potential of Penny and fellow rookies Toni Kukoc and Gheorge Muresan. While this team might need a year or two to develop the roster has some serious potential. The team that they traded with on draft night for Penny, the Indiana Pacers, was actually neck and neck with Charlotte throughout the year. They only finished a game behind them for fourth in the East. Patrick Ewing and the Knicks continue to do their thing against every team in the East besides Chicago and in Detroit it looks like all those minutes are starting to take their toll on Isiah Thomas as he barely played over 50 games this season and put up career low numbers. The Celtics also missed the playoffs for the first time in this sim, a far cry from the domination they displayed in our first season. While the Bulls finished atop the conference once again, although this might be the last season this group is together. Ron Harper, Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant are all free agents at the end of the season and the Bulls decided to sign Ron Harper to a long term extension during the season which may force Pippen and Grant to leave for more money. Is this their last dance?
  1. Chicago Bulls
  2. New York Knicks
  3. Washington Wizards
  4. Charlotte Hornets
  5. Indiana Pacers
  6. Philadelphia 76ers
  7. Detroit Pistons
  8. Milwaukee Bucks
  9. Cleveland Cavaliers
  10. Boston Celtics
  11. Miami Heat
  12. Atlanta Hawks
  13. New Jersey Nets
  14. Orlando Magic
  1. Best Offense: Seattle Supersonics 107.7
  2. Best Defense: Detroit Pistons 83.6 PPG
  3. Best PPG (player): Charles Barkley (LAL) 29.6 PPG
  4. Best RPG (player): David Robinson (SAS) 16.3 RPG
  5. Best APG (player): Magic Johnson (LAL) 9.6 APG
  6. Best SPG (player): J.R. Reid (SAC) 3.0 SPG
  7. Best BPG (player): David Robinson (SAS) 3.6 BPG
  1. MVP: Charles Barkley (LAL)
  2. Rookie of the year: Penny Hardaway (CHA)
  3. 6th man of the year: Tim Legler (Suns)
  4. Most improved player: Dale Davis (ORL)
  5. Defensive PotY: David Robinson (SAS)
  6. Coach of the Year: Bernie Bickerstaff (Sonics)
1st - MJ (Bulls) Magic (Lakers)Malone (Jazz) Barkley (Lakers) David Robinson (Spurs)
2nd- Clyde (Blazers) KJ (Suns) Mullin (Warriors) McDaniel (Sonics) Ewing (Knicks)
3rd - Stockton (Jazz) Jeff Malone(Bullets) Dale Davis (Magic) Pippen (Bulls) Hakeem (Rockets)
Team Jordan vs Team Barkley
Notable moments:
3pt contest winner: Dana Barros (Sonics) - Won on the final shot!
Dunk contest winner: Labradford Smith
First round:
Seattle had a couple players out of the rotation to start the playoffs and it showed as eight-seeded San Antonio took game 3 in overtime to take the series lead. Dana Barros would return for Seattle the next game and Seattle would take the next three and the series.
Portland and Utah locked horns again this season. Portland took a 3-1 lead but Utah fought off elimination in game 5 with a couple of buzzer beaters. The first was by Stockton to send the game into overtime and the second was a jumper by Malone to win it in overtime.They could not keep the fight up the next game though, as the Blazers took game six and moved on to the next round.
Phoenix showed off the values of being experienced in the playoffs as they upset the Warriors behind Kevin Johnson's spectacular play. The Suns win in 6.
The Lakers swept the Clippers in the Battle for LA.
Conference semi-finals:
At this point it is business as usual for the Sonics: Dominate regular season, disappoint in the playoffs. Despite a couple close calls, that is exactly the position that they were in after falling three games to nothing in this series. But they rallied back and won the next three to tie the series. In one of the better games of the sim, game seven went to double overtime as Clyde and the Blazers finally put away the Sonics and avoid a major collapse
As good as KJ had been he was no match for Magic who routinely posted up the smaller guard as the Lakers made quick work of the Suns, sweeping them as well
Conference Finals:
With Seattle out the Lakers would cruise to a Finals appearance by winning this series in 5. Charles Barkley put up some absolutely amazing numbers in this series including a 32 point 17 Rebound game and the Lakers returned to the NBA Finals in Barkley's second season with the team
First round:
The Bulls swept the first round again this time sending the Bucks home.
The Hornets and Pacers faced off in the first round in a matchup that has been in the making since draft night. The home team would win every game off this series except the last one. The Hornets could not score in game 7 and Indiana ran away with the road win by 22.
The Washington Bullets and Philadelphia 76ers series was the exact opposite of Charlotte/Indiana. In this one the road team won every game but the last one. It was a very close series with 3 games decided by 5 points or less including game 7 where Jeff Malone led Washington to the second round.
The Knicks destroyed the Pistons in a sweep.
Conference semi-finals:
The Bulls and Knicks both swept their secound round opponents for the second year in a row. Both Indiana and Washington were out of their league this year as the two best teams in the East would once again square off in the conference finals
Conference Finals:
Michael Jordan scored 50 in the game 1 in a blowout win. The Bulls continued to dominate in game 2. Game 3 was the closest in the series as it came down to the final minute. Scottie Pippen hit a desperation three to break the tie with under a minute to go and the Bulls took a 3-0 lead. The Knicks would win the next game but got sent home in game 5 as the Bulls made were conference champions for the fifth year in a row and are going for their fourth straight championship, The Bulls continue to dominate and it might be a couple of years before another team can challenge in the East if they stay together
Jordan continued his trend of statement game 1 performances by putting 47 on the Lakers to start the series. While the duo of Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley does wonders offensively, with both of those guys on the perimeter they had problems guarding Jordan. Ron Harper was lost for the rest of the series in game 1 with a knee injury which put the Bulls chances of winning the championship in danger. But Jordan and Pippen would combine with Jordan bringing the offense with 36 and Scottie Pippen forcing Charles Barkley to shoot 30% from the field in game 2 to give the Bulls the edge. The Lakers would not go down without a fight and took game 3 as Magic and Barkley took over the offensive load scoring nearly half of the Lakers points and Vlade Divac provided 6 blocks. With game 4 being a pivotal one, the Lakers failed to answer the call. After game 3's performance, Barkley and Magic combined to go 4-20 into the fourth quarter. The defense of Jordan and Pippen frustrated the Lakers as they shut down any open look in the best defensive performance of the sim considering the stakes. The Bulls won a blowout game and would win their fourth championship in a row by beating the Lakers in game 5. Jordan was once again named Finals MVP as he averaged 40 PPG for the series. Just as impressive was the defense that Scottie Pippen played on Barkley, holding the MVP Barkley to 36% from the field for the series. In his last on court appearance before free agency, Scottie might have played his way into a max deal, the only question is will the Bulls be the one to offer it?
Retirements: Larry Bird, Kevin Mchale, Moses Malone
The first hall of famers of the sim as most of these guys had hall of fame careers before the sim began. Larry Bird was still buckets for the first few years of the sim before age got the best of him. McHale was another Boston great that had one of the best post games of all the players and had a memorable all-star game moment in his last appearance. Moses Malone was the first ring chaser of the sim. He jumped around from contender for contender each year. His last year he played with the Bulls as a backup center and got his ring on the way out.
1994 NBA DRAFT: The top two players in the draft are Grant Hill and Jason Kidd. Miami jumped into 2nd place on lottery night after having the 10th best odds. The Nuggets got the #1 pick and selected Grant Hill and Miami followed up with Jason Kidd. Glenn Robinson fell to the Bucks at 5 and the Nets drafted Jalen Rose later on in the lottery.
FREE AGENCY: Most of the top players in free agency resigned. Clyde stayed in Portland and Scottie Pippen stayed in Chicago. Dominique Wilkins signed with the Spurs, and Horace Grant left the Bulls to sign with the Miami Heat. That gives the Heat a powerful lineup of Kidd, Hardaway, Grant, and Shaq. Additionally Marc Jackson signed with Houston and Steve Kerr signed with the Warriors.
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2020.09.23 18:42 ataboy_productions I Paid $2.99 for The Perplexing Orb (PS4)

The Perplexing Orb is an indie platformer made by Treefall Studios. It has a pretty similar concept to Super Monkey Ball where you control a ball (orb) and try to reach the end of the level without falling off the edge.
So was it worth $2.99?
Not really.
The game has a severe lack of polish both in terms of gameplay and presentation. When it comes to platformers, I really only need one of these two things to be solid for me to enjoy playing them. If I can have both, (Crash Bandicoot) great. If I can only have one, I'll take better gameplay any day (VVVVVV). But if the game has a good art style and some solid music, I'll play it even if the gameplay is sort of meh (Croc, Jersey Devil, Gex).
The music in The Perplexing Orb is fine with a few standout songs that are solid. I don't really mind the art style all that much, as it has a bit of charm that you might compare to an old PS1 game. That being said, the art style can definitely feel a bit too bland and uninspired at times.
The menus are unnecessarily confusing and can be hard to navigate. This ultimately played a small part in me accidentally deleting my save file, though a lot of that can be attributed to me being dumb.
The orb controls fine, but the levels rarely do anything special or interesting for that to matter. Some of the levels are tedious and force you wait for a very slowly moving platform. The levels don't provide you with a sense of urgency, which makes the tedious levels feel that much more annoying. This probably could have been fixed with setting a target time to complete each level or well timed obstacles that reward the player for moving through the levels quickly.
Most platformers have a collectible aspect to them, and this game is no different. The Perplexing Orb's collectibles are called artifacts, and they are unfortunately placed throughout the levels without much consideration for whether or not they're fun to get. When collectibles are fun to obtain in a game (Spyro), you're gonna want to go after them for reasons beyond filling out the game's stat sheet. However, The Perplexing Orb doesn't even provide the player with that satisfaction. I played through all of the regular levels and bonus levels making sure to collect every single artifact in them. So when I still hadn't unlocked all of the challenge levels via artifacts, I was very confused and started a new game because I assumed the artifacts disappeared once collected. Thus, I deleted my save file. Thus, I got dumb brain. As it turns out, the artifacts replenish after you finish a level. Since you only need 400 total artifacts to unlock all of the challenge levels, it doesn't matter if those 400 come from the hardest level in the game or the easiest. You can just replay the same level over and over again until you reach 400.
There are a few times when the game's difficulty feels a bit cheap. Not being able see where your orb is or the platform you're about to land can make for a gameplay experience that is more frustrating than challenging. The difficulty progression isn't very consistent either. I actually really liked the 4th world that had a bunch of bouncing mushrooms, but it was the easiest set of levels up until that point. While these were some pretty fun levels, they just sort of ended before offering much of a challenge.
Which leads me to the most disappointing thing about this game. There were a few times when the game was fun and a few times when the game was challenging, but it was almost never both. Aside from a few standout sections of the game, most of the levels either felt like good ideas that were executed poorly or difficult ideas that were just frustrating.
While I unfortunately can't recommend this game, it does hold a special place in my heart. I bought this game hoping it would be fun, but after playing the first set of levels I was very sure I would just dislike the game. I only played through it so I could attempt to give it a fair review instead of brushing it off. After playing The Perplexing Orb all the way through, I found that it actually had a few promising ideas even though the game did ultimately disappoint. Also, I'm pretty sure this game was made by one person. While that doesn't excuse any of the game's flaws, it makes it understandable as to why they're in the game.
I started following the Treefall Studios channel on YouTube and have been keeping up with the development process for the second game. From what I've seen so far, it looks like The Perplexing Orb 2 is shaping up to be a much better game. A lot of the issues that I had with the first game are being addressed in the second one and I'm really excited to see what the final product looks like!

The Perplexing Orb is a game that I can't recommend, but the sequel is looking like it could be something much better. The Perplexing Orb 2 should be coming out soon, and I'm excited to see how it improves upon the ideas of the first game.
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2020.09.23 18:31 vogelpoel The Tour but every day the last rider in the stage and the GC get eliminated, and the tactic of the riders doesn't change at all to reflect this because this is a hypothetical based on this past Tour.

Hello all you tender lasses and lads.
So you know how useless stats are fun, yeah? Well, prepare, cause here's another one. To combat trying to get riders to actually aim for the Lanterne Rouge, the Tour implemented a system in which the last rider in GC would get disqualified from starting the next stage. I think this is a cool idea, and it's worth trying to see how this would've worked out this tour. How many jerseys would swap hands? How many stages would have different winners? Would we have world peace? The answer to all these questions will come later. And because finishing a stage in last is lame as well, I'll boot those as well. Heck it.
Yes I know, riders would factor it in, but I cant run a parallel Tour with these rules, innit. Also, OTL and DNF count as finishing in last place. If you we're struggling, but your teammate decides to do a tactical collarbone fracture, good for you, you stay in. In case the last on the stage is the last in GC, I boot out the person in second-to-last as well, cause we need 2 people to be out, and sucking in GC is worse than sucking in a stage.
Anyways: Here's the riders who are disqualified each stage:
Stage Last in the stage Last in GC
1 John Degenkolb (LTS) Kévin Ledanois (ARK)
2 Caleb Ewan (LTS) Steff Cras (LTS)
3 Anthony Perez (COF) Pavel Sivakov (INS)
4 Roger Kluge (LTS) Jerome Cousin (TDE)
5 Jonatan Castroviejo (INS) Niccolò Bonifazio (TDE)
6 Cees Bol (SUN) Wout Poels (TBM)
7 Søren Kragh Andersen (SUN) William Bonnet (FDJ)
8 Diego Rosa (ARK) Nikias Arndt (SUN)
9 Fabio Aru (UAE) Frederik Frison (LTS)
10 Sam Bewley (MTS) Marco Haller (TBM)
11 Ion Izagirre (AST) Maxime Chevalier (BVC)
12 Ilnur Zakarin (CCC) Guy Niv (ISN)
13 Bauke Mollema (TFS) Sam Bennett (DQT)
14 Pierre Latour (ALM) Jasper De Buyst (LTS)
15 Sergio Higuita (EF1) André Greipel (ISN)
16 David Gaudu (FDJ) Clément Russo (ARK)
17 Jens Debuscchere (BVC) Max Walscheid (NTT)
18 Roman Kreuziger (NTT) Elia Viviani (COF)
19 Michael Gogl (NTT) Kevin Réza (BVC)
20 Jack Bauer (MTS) Alexander Kristoff (UAE)
21 Michael Valgren (NTT) Mathieu Bourgaudeau (TDE)
Fun facts: * Lotto only finish with 1 rider (Thomas de Gendt)
*Lotta people DNF, making the last in stage kinda useless
So ehh, that's all folks! See you around when i do the same for the Tour of Mevlana (2.2) that takes place this weekend!
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2020.09.22 21:28 gentleman_bronco Dallas Stars Scouting Report (From a Stars Fan)

Ahoy Bolts fans! Stars fan here with the obligatory "coming in peace"! For real though, a really dope Bolts fan made a fantastic post on the Stars sub like this and I would like to return the favor because life is too rough right now to keep adding negativity to our lives.
First off: Congrats on making it to the Stanley Cup!!
As mentioned, u/emotoaster (bro) made a cool post breaking down Tampa's roster on something of a scouting report because like most fan bases, you don't know as much as you probably should about your opposing team and what better way than to get it from an opposing fan!? I really apprecaited the post and he did a great job (and I'll try to keep with the same format that they used over on the other side). I am going to try to return the favor here but I admittedly am not a pro-fan and I don't know all the details that some other super-fans will know but I'm going to do my best to be a self-appointed ambassador for the green dudes y'all are playing against.
Overall System/Style of Play
We are a defensive club in and out. Yes, there are some dudes who have histories of great goal scoring and high point seasons but pushing the pace on offense leaves for an open defense. Our system is to shut down from the back end and push the opportunities forward. No need to score a bunch if 1 will do the trick.
We can have a very solid neutral zone trap when facing teams that rely on a north-south approach. It was very effective in game 1 of our series and against Vegas as well.
At our best, we will trap the neutral zone and then jump forward with a clean entry with some tick-tack-toe passing or crash the net. At our worst, we can't get the puck out of our defensive zone cleanly. Most of the time, we will have a mixture of both depending on the line combination and matchups and will revert to a chip & chase method which leads to some decent forechecking pressure in the corners. We have a few guys who do this really well and a couple that are still getting there. Like you, we got here because of our depth and un-sung heroes.
Head Coach
Rick "Bones" Bowness: Well, technically not even the head coach. He is the interim HC. He started the year working under the system of Jim Montgomery who was dismissed on 10 December 2019 for "unprofessional conduct". Since then Bowness was activated as the interim Head Coach. A legacy of sorts with a coaching career that goes back to 1982 where he was a player-coach with the Sherbrooke Jets of the AHL. Since then he's been up & down, in & out, all around the game of hockey in one capacity or another. A career assistant coach who enjoys development and working with individual players mostly, which has probably contributed to his checkered career as a head coach. Nevertheless, he put on the suit & tie in Dallas to become the oldest coach in the NHL after Monty's departure and it's been a rollercoaster. Some say that Bones doesn't want to stay on as HC next year, and others seem to think that he needs to. But that is for Bones & Jim Nill (Dallas GM) to figure out. Personally, I think he will want to go back to assistant and keep working on player's individual development. But that is just my homer opinion. "Losing sucks but losing to such a great person in Rick makes it a little bit easier." Nathan MacKinnon. Apparently Mac & Bones live on the same lake back in Nova Scotia. Other teams that he has been part of in the NHL as HC: Winnipeg, Boston, Ottawa, New York Islanders, & Phoenix. As Assistant: Vancouver & Tampa Bay (2013-2018).
General Stats:
Again, we are a defensive based team and this reflects in the statistics. Before the shutdown, 37-24-8 Record. We had a whopping 178 Goals For this past year (3rd lowest in the league) with a mere 174 Goals Against (Second lowest in the league behind Boston). This equates to a game average of 2.58 - 2.52 per game. It isn't good for your blood pressure to be a Stars fan. In case you didn't know...y'all are at a league high of 3.47-2.77. As far as Special Teams are concerned, we finished the abbreviated season with a (somewhat) rock hard PP of 21.1% conversion rate and a rather ugly PK of 79.7%, which I think you thoroughly enjoyed last night. For faceoffs, we've got a slight statistical superiority on the dot, finishing the season at 51.8% against your 50.5%.
Offense Lines:
(With Monty as HC, there was always fluctuations in lines. He would perpetually throw out different combinations and different looks, so this is the "traditional layout" if you were ask a casual Stars fan on a "usual game")
1st Line - Alexander Radulov - Tyler Seguin Point - Jamie Benn
The "big boys" (read: big contracts, lol). In reality Seggs usually is the "playmaker" of the group and will usually have a good FO%. Rads is the hustle of the group who can generate sloppy looking chances from a great forecheck. He often gets overly aggressive and takes thoughtless penalties. In the Monty days, he occasionally would be a healthy scratch if he was being a dumbass on the ice. And he would typically come back to net a Hatty. Benn is our C. He is a big dude who enjoys playing physically in front of the net. He has been the leader on and off the ice for Dallas for the past seven seasons. He is heavily criticized from all sides as not doing "enough" for the team but in reality the guy can be a monster. I really feel as if he missed his calling on a traditional checking line but his offensive skill is what pushed him to the top. He won the Art Ross in '14/'15 and a gold medal with Canada in '14.
2nd Line - Mattias Janmark - Joe Pavelski - Denis Gurianov
It's going to be tough to put the "traditional lines" up here because they jump around so much.
Janmark: Swedish. Scored on you last night. Janny has a great forecheck and will always be in the mix. He doesn't translate very well on the offensive scoresheet but man, does he hustle on the ice. He frequently is on the PK and doesn't get much praise in the Stars subreddit due to his "inability to finish". Frequently we joke that...Stars on a breakaway, fuck - it's Janny. I don't think it's a confidence thing or a drought thing. He's got a great game, just doesn't translate well to the system offensively. He's a UFA after this season and probably won't get resigned. Which sucks, because he's one of my favorites.
Joe Pavelski: Huge lottery win in the Free Agent Market got us Captain America. Great presence on the dot. Fantastic in front of the net. Unfortunately, we don't seem to put him there too often. He is leading our team in playoff goals right now and is #3 of all time for American born players in the playoffs. He is a real leader for the club and brings a ton of experience on the PP.
Denis Gurianov: Or Scorianov. Rooke. Leading goalscorer for the regular season (20). Wicked slapshot. Wicket wristshot. Wicked snapshot. Really fast skater and what has surprised most Stars fans this postseason is how physical he can play. He has been getting in the mix and throwing the body fairly well.
3rd Line - Andrew Cogliano - Radek Faska - Blake Comeau
Grind time! The FCC line was the complete jobber this entire season. We matched the Av's top line with this group in the last series. This is clearly my favorite offensive line. They don't generate much on the scoresheet but damnit if they earn their paychecks!
Cogliano: Veteran from around the league. He is the smallest dude on the bench at 5'11, 177. Has 1K+ games recorded and notched a 20 goal season once. The guy is always on the PK, always on the forecheck and always giving is best. He came over from Anaheim last year in a super rare one-for-one swap for Devin Shore. Cogs is a real ironman, which is ironic because it was a rare injury to him that made him a healthy scratch to give JFK a chance (we'll get to him later). Radek Faksa - Our top two-way center. He will be Dallas' Marian Hossa. He has a great presence on the ice and plays really good hockey. He is an RFA this season and I highly suspect Dallas will pay a pretty penny to keep him.
Blake Comeau: Fuck, he's probably my favorite forward. 34 year old veteran has been wearing the A recently and he owns it. Always giving his best and really playing his heart out. Is the best? Prettiest? Fastest? Hell no! Is he going to play in your face, throw the body all night and fire off some wild clapper from the top of the circle? Yup! He's got one year left on his contract and he'll probably hang 'em up afterwards (I hope as i don't think Dallas will resign a 36 year old third line grinder and I would never want him to wear another jersey).
4th Line - Corey Perry - Jason Dickinson - Roope Hintz
I guess this is the third line, or second...IDK.
Corey Perry: Y'all, Imma be up front with you. It's weird. He was the bane of so much. In your face. Pest. Pesky. All those reasons ~we~ you hate him. Ask any Stars fan and they'll tell you how weird it is cheering for him. But here is the skinny - He's wearing victory green. He's being a pest for us (not against us). Yeah, he's done some stupid shit (see his ~six seconds of winter classic ice time) but he signed for a bottom of the basement level contract ($1.5M) riddled with potential bonuses that don't hit the cap. Excellent signing for our GM. I doubt he'll resign in Dallas but this was his "rebound year".
Jason Dickskin er...Dickinson (Letterkenny fans?? I know it doesn't fit, but it's close enough for the drunk version of me on game night): Young kid on his first contract. He's an RFA next year and we'll want to keep him around. I believe management believes he could be the next version of Jamie Benn. Strong, scrappy forward who has a good net presence. He still has a lot of development to do but at 25 years old - he is gonna get there.
Roope Hintz - Fuck this kid can fly. 23 years old. He's 6'3, 220 (same exact measurements as Jamie Benn) and can sake like the fucking wind. Grinds out lots of minutes on the PK and has a bunch of development to do. He was given a chance last year on some injuries and earned the permanent spot in the lineup after firing off a few wicked slapshots. He's an RFA this year and I really hope we can resign him.
Others in the lineup:
Joel "Fucking" Kiviranta: So there has recently been a ton to say about this guy. The Finnish announcer calling his goal is delightful. He was a healthy scratch coming into the bubble as he is a solid two way wing. Depending how the series goes, you'll probably hear the usual anecdotes on him: "undrafted, recommended by Jere Lehtinen (who is now the Finnish team's GM) to the Stars organization as a solid two way forward with a good hockey IQ. But let me give you my anecdote. I went to the Stars' development camp before this season started. It was right after the draft and I got to watch everybody in the development pipeline practice, scrimmage, and just get to know each other. I remember Kivi out there. He wasn't the smallest guy (even though he's only 5'10, 180). He wasn't the fastest or had the best shot (Jason Robertson has the best shot in the pipeline BY FAR). But I wanted to pay attention to Kivi as he was the only Finn in the camp. The guy skated so much better laterally than anybody else. His stickhandling wasn't great but his passes were the speed of some other guys' slapshot. The sound when his pass connects was on another level. I like this kid. It's hard not to when his statement following a hatty in his first postseason game is: "I hope they play me again". Kivi came in with an unusual injury to Andrew Cogliano and has stayed in the lineup with the injury from Radek Faksa.
Jason Robertson - as mentioned earlier, JRob had the best shot in the Stars' development camp. I watched him shoot the shit with other guys at the top of the circle between drills. He casually rang post after post after post wrist shots from the top of the circle like a fucking sniper. He was so casual and so clean with his follow-through. The speed of each shot was phenomenal. The only reason I mention him is because I want to believe that he will probably be the next-one-up in the event Roope is out.
Justin Dowling - One year left on his contract until he is an UFA. He may be re-signed depending on the outlook. He is fairly ready for a permanent spot on the lineup but hasn't gotten much. He played in 29 games this season with the boys and registered 3 goals and 3 assists. He may get the callup if somebody is injured, depending on the need. He usually fits a one way winger role and not so much of a stick handling playmaker. The NHL is really pushing the "Baby in the bubble" story as a human interest piece. His family lives quite close to Edmonton his wife and newborn baby were the first to pass through quarantine to be reunited. Thankfully the baby looks nothing like Justin.
Transparency: I always played defense growing up and still do on rec teams. I love playing D and really love the Dallas blue liners. I think it is what drew me to be a Stars fan (was a Blackhawks/Habs fan as a kid).
1st Pair - Esa Lindell - Jon Klingberg
Lindell: The quietest unsung hero of the D-Core. He will most likely log the most minutes each game and will anchor a PK. Deceptively strong with a 6'3" Finnish frame (skinny) and has legs like a fucking Clydesdale horse. He is my favorite player as he seems to make very smart defensive moves, doesn't appear to chirp that much and has recently shown to make some smart offensive zone entries. My favorite part of Lindell? His contract. Very team friendly and will stay with Dallas (hopefully) through 2025.
Klingberg: When Klinger signed his contract in 2015 it was called "risky" as he wasn't nearly developed as he is today. He was always an offensively minded defenseman. And even now, his mind is faster than his ability. We will see him fumble and miss opportunities but he is 28 years old and will keep growing each year. He is slick and can dangle with the best of them. Watch out for him on PP1 at the blue line making a lane to fire off a wrist shot. It's essentially a floating pass to be tipped.
2nd Pair - Miro - Jamie Oleksiak
Miro: The "generational talent". Even if Dallas had the number 1 pick in 2018, they would have gone with Miro. He is such a smart defenseman with a great offensive ability. Deceptively strong Finnish frame who positions himself very well. He will be Dallas' franchise guy for the foreseeable future.
Oleksiak: Big Rig. He went back and forth with Dallas & Pittsburg (who seemed to fix him up well, thanks Pens!). He really came into his own this season. He was on the bubble all of last year and getting an occasional chance due to injury or ability. He is our biggest guy (6'7") and he has really matured this year in his role pairing with Miro.
3rd Pair - Andrej Skera - Roman Polak - Stephen Johns - Taylor Fedun - Joel Hanley
So this "pairing" is going to be the odds & ends as our 3rd was never really hammered out and I'm not too sure where to start.
Polak: He opted out of the bubble on his last year with the Stars. He won't be coming back. I liked Polak last year and when he played this year but apparently he was quite disgruntled how the season played out. He sustained a broken sternum on the first game of the season against the Bruins. After his return, he never got to his full potential. Bowness decided to alternate Polak & Skera with who was playing each night.
Skera: Another "rebound year" coming off a horrendous ACL injury for a basement ($1.5M) contract. The 34 year old veteran was frequently the butt of jokes on the Dallas GDT's. And I am just as guilty as anybody. But since the Flames series, he has been doing so much better. There are still the chances to fumble in the defensive zone and to have a target-less pass in front of our own goalies. But here is the reality: Sekera has never had a firm defensive partner. He is currently playing with his third partner since the re-start! Finaly with Fedun he seems to be getting some kind of trust and chemistry going. Knowing how to read each other's minds is so important on defense and Sekera really hasn't gotten much of a chance to do that, whether it was filling in for Polak, sitting out or having an AHL'r come up for a night or anythign else that would come up. But in the past few series (Avs & Vegas) he has been much better. But if your offense is going to pressure anybody into a mistake, it'll be Sekera.
Joel Hanley - currently in the lineup with a non-roster minor league contract. Scored his first goal ever against y'all in game 1. He has more maturity than the other D's who came with the team to the bubble and is the latest one up.
Taylor Fedun - Can be opted as a forward in a pinch but has been Unfit to play for a while.
Stephen Johns - Oh where to begin. He was our Masterton trophy nominee. He came to Dallas in the trade that also brought Patrick Sharp from Chicago. According to Stars Legend, the trade was always about Johns. He was assigned to the AHL affiliate for development. Big and physical defensemen with an incredible slapshot. His last game before this year was in the 2017/18 season. He suffered from Post-traumatic headaches and depression. He has since spoken openly regarding his mental health and recovery. Unfortuantely he has remained unfit to play since August 11th when he played for 10 minutes against the Flames. I really hope Johns is okay. He seems like such a good guy and his dog is really adorable (he occasionally posts on instagram).
Other in the bubble:
Thomas Harley - or is it Harley Thomas? LOL. He was our first round draft choice this past year and was in the OHL all season. If anybody else goes down, he'll be the next one in. He's a playmaking blue liner.
1A: Ben Bishop - Used to play for you. NBC only seems to know how tall he is but because he has been unfit to play for the majority of the playoffs, I seem to have forgotten...was it 6'7'' or 7'6''? Not sure what is going on, but I have a feeling that he has had a back injury all year stemming from some stuff in the playoffs last year. I remember seeing him take an awkward fall while covering up and was really slow to get back up. But anyway, he has been unfit to play for a while. He came to the coaching staff and was like "im good coach, put me in" and then he let 4 goals go by him in the first period of the Avs game. No good.
1B: Anton Khudobin - Dobby. The Kazak Scorpion. The track suit wearing, crawfish eating, journeyman backup turned 1B goaltender. He is a delight of a human being. His instagram is great. This past season he posted a 16-8 record with a 2.22 GAA & .930 SV%. This year, Dobby is a free elf and gets to choose where he goes. I hope he chooses to stay at Hogwarts to work in the kitchens as a free elf. But either way, I will ALWAYS cheer for Dobby (fuck, I hope fate doesn't make me do this), even if he ends up on the Blues.
Backup - Jake Oettinger. He will be our guy in the future. He's 21, and has won a bunch of medals with USA in the world Juniors. He got his first NHL saves on September 8th against Vegas in relief.
Goal song: Puck Off by Panera
Goal horn: Cool as fuck
Macot: Victor E Green - weird alien dude with a big belly. My seven year old daughter hates him.
Bolts & Stars connections: Not only Bowness, Bishop but also Dallas goaltending coach, Jeff Reese played in 19 games for y'all in 1995 posting a 7-7-1 record. After his retirement as a player, he joined the Tampa organization as a goalie coach during your Cup year in 2004!
TL;DR: We have two very different teams during a very different year. I am happy that we have this distraction. Finally, this post is intended to be about sportsmanship and shit like that. It's a game. We're fans. We cheer. We boo. We sulk. We chirp. And we both have fans that take it all a little too far. But at the end of the day, I hope we can have a good series and nobody hates each other afterwards. And most importantly nobody gets hurt. We've got a salt-free handshake thread over on our sub for post-series best wishes and congratulations and shit like that. Feel free to drop on by if you're in the mood.
Good luck Bolts Bros
Edit: holy smokes, thank you for the awards bros!!
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2020.09.22 05:38 dumplings412 Currently applying, retake MCAT in Jan?

Hey all,
I’m currently applying this cycle and was wondering if it was worth retaking the mcat in Jan as a bit of a last ditch effort to get in this cycle. I know schools will accept mcats for the 2020-2021 cycle until Sept-Dec so I’m not sure if it’s worth a shot, but I’m really desperate to go to school OOS for personal reasons. I'm wondering if they'd be willing to take my updated mcat into consideration. My stats are 3.69cGPA and 511 (129/124/129/129, shat the bed in cars) and I applied to 34 schools with all my secondaries submitted by the first week of August. My extracurriculars aren’t anything special (1500 research no pubs, 500 volunteering, a leadership, some shadowing)
I was originally going to retake it in April 2021 if I didn’t receive an II by the end of feb but I’m not exactly too keen on dropping 5k on apps again. I’ve also been a goddamn vegetable since April and I’m tired of it lol.
Here’s my school list (top 3: nyu li, nymc, einstein)
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Central Michigan College of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine
Florida Atlantic Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Gerogetown University School of Medicine
Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
New York University Long Island Medical School
New York Medical College
Nova Southeastern University
Oakland University Beaumont
Ohio State University
Kaiser Pemenante School of Medicine july 2018
Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson
Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
University of Arizona COM - Phoenix
University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota Medical School
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Wayne State School of Medicine
Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Thanks everyone
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2020.09.21 18:38 flyinmacaronimonster PSA: When you get your ballot, drop it off at a drop-box instead of mailing it back

EDIT: Master list of Drop-Boxes found here:
NOTE: The purpose of this post is to show you where you can find a 24/7 drop-box that is most convenient to you, within the county that you will be voting in.*This page will be updated as more information comes along.*
As you may or may not know, due to COVID-19, New Jersey has transitioned to what is essentially an all-mail (or mostly all-mail) election system for the 2020 General Election. In other words, EVERY REGISTERED VOTER will received a ballot by mail.
(see: N.J. EO-177 in the list of links below for more details on the Executive Order.)
In light of this executive order, at least 10 drop-boxes per county (bottom of page 6 in the executive order) will be available for use (should be available no later than early October) This way you can safely and securely drop off your ballot, and 100% guarantee that it will be received by your Board of Elections on time.
First off, if you are not registered to vote, do so now. The deadline is Tuesday, October 13, which is 3 weeks before Election Day. You may do so online using this link:
As of Monday, September 21, mail ballots have already started to go out to registered voters in certain counties in New Jersey. The sending out of ballots is a rolling process, and specific send-out dates vary by county, SO BE PATIENT IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED IT YET. Ballots in general are sent out approximately 45-30 days before Election Day, so start dates for sending out ballots should be some time between Friday, September 18 and Monday, October 5.
If you have already received your ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. If you are concerned about your signature not matching, according to the Executive Order (N.J. EO-177; link at the bottom of the page), there will be a ballot cure process established for mismatched or defective signatures (see page 12, item #16).
Once you have done that, find your closest drop-box and drop off your ballot. All ballot drop-boxes will be secure, monitored around-the-clock and will be available 24/7, meaning that you can safely and securely drop off your ballot at any time, and on any date that is most convenient to you. Ballots need to be dropped off by 8:00pm on Election Day.
I will be detailing each county drop-box situation on a county-by-county basis.
(18 drop-boxes)
(13 drop-boxes)
(13 drop-boxes)
(8 drop-boxes)
(11 drop-boxes)
(22+ drop-boxes [22 drop-boxes for now; additional drop-boxes pending])
{Special note: Ballots will be mailed out today according to the county website.}
As of now, there are 5 drop-boxes available; as of Friday, October 2, 7 more will be installed.
(total of 5 from Monday, October 21-Friday, October 2; total of 12 drop-boxes as of Friday October 2)
As of Monday, September 28, there will be 5 drop-boxes available to use; as of Monday, October 5, 7 more drop-boxes will be in-use.
(total of 5 from Monday, October 28-Monday, October 5; total of 12 drop-boxes after of Monday, October 5)
(11 drop-boxes; additional drop boxes may be available in the coming weeks)
(17 drop-boxes)
5 drop-boxes currently available; 10 more will be available by the end of September
(5 drop-boxes until a date no later than Thursday, October 1; 15 drop-boxes after a date no later than Thursday, October 1)
(5 drop-boxes currently available; more will be added) [unknown as of Monday, September 21 how many more will be added; should be at least 5 more]
(5 drop-boxes currently available; more will be added) [unknown amount as of Monday, September 21 how many more will be added; should be at least 5 more]
5 drop-boxes available now, 13 more ballot drop-boxes will be installed by the end of September [LOCATIONS OF ADDITIONAL DROP-BOXES TBD]
(Right now: total of 5 drop-boxes; by the end of September, total of 13 drop-boxes)
(11 drop-boxes)
(11 drop-boxes; 11 more will be added over the course of the coming weeks [22 in total within a few weeks or so])
(5 drop-boxes; 6 more will be added over the course of the coming weeks [11 in total within a few weeks or so).
While you may also hand-deliver your ballot directly to your county Board of Elections during office hours, due to COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that you use a drop-box instead. Please note that if you decide to hand-deliver your ballot to the clerk, you will need to provide a photo ID (like a driver's license) and sign a registry when dropping off your ballot.
If you have somebody else hand-deliver your ballot to the clerk's office, they will need to sign their name as a designated bearer on the outer envelope, this person will also need to show ID and sign a registry when they drop a ballot that is not their own. A BEARER CANNOT DELIVER MORE THAN 3 BALLOTS AT A TIME. Also, DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY THAT YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST. IF IN DOUBT, DROP IT OFF YOURSELF.
(see N.J. Stat. Ann. §19:63-9 a. and N.J. Stat. Ann. §19:63-16 d. in the links below for full definition of the law:)
As an additional note, it is unclear if this rule will be applied to drop-boxes, but still do your best to respect the rules and limit ballot-drop off to no more than 4 voters, including the bearer themself.
In terms of in-person voting, it will be limited, and will only be used with paper provisional ballots. YOUR VOTE WILL COUNT if you use a provisional ballot (as long as it has been cleared, which it should be as long as you haven't voted already). The issue is, though, that voting options will likely be limited due to COVID-19, so please drop off your ballot that will be mailed to you.
LINKS TO OTHER SOURCES: [N.J. EO-177] [limited in-person polling locations] [general information about the election] [N.J. Stat. Ann. §19:63-9 a.] [STATE LAW REGARDING HAND-DELIVERY BALLOTS TO BOARD OF ELECTIONS] [N.J. Stat. Ann. §19:63-16 d.] [STATE LAW REGARDING HAND-DELIVERY BALLOTS TO BOARD OF ELECTIONS]
P.S. Even if you drop off your ballot at a drop-box, you can still "track" your ballot in order to 100% assure yourself that it has been received.
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2020.09.21 06:52 alexboyko Madden 21 Jets Franchise: Ep 0

New York Jets Roster Breakdown:

I’m excited to introduce you all to the 2020 Jets Offseason Roster and my apologies for the tardiness. Before there are any preseason games (which will in fact exist), the roster will change with new free agent signings and trades. As there are new acquisitions, any changes will be noted along with relevant storylines. Let’s get started!

To be frank, this is a bad team in every facet. The base, unchanged roster only has only 7 players over an 80. Yet, even though I’m a big Patriots fan and a fan of good, competent football, I like this team. They’re young, there have good pieces to build around, and they have a reputation to work on. The strength of this team is in the defense and has been for the past few seasons. Gang Green, as they are affectionately called, isn’t what it used to be, with the days of Darrelle Revis, John Abraham, and Mo Lewis long gone.

With Jamal Adams now in Seattle and Bradley McDougald in New Jersey, the secondary is severely weakened with Marcus Maye now headlining the group at an 82 overall. Maye will start at Free Safety, but with his great versatility and size, at 6 ft 211 lbs, he can move all around the field and will be expected to play on the strong side in some formations as well as in the box in nickel. Recently, Maye has started to blossom in his recent game against the Jets and will be a star on this defense. Maye, along with Brian Poole, who signed from Atlanta a season ago, are the only secondary players who are guaranteed a starting role going into camp. McDougald will start on the strong side, but with an annoying cap hit and no penalty, he may end up on the trade block and replaced by Matthias Farley. Sophomore Bless Austin will compete with former Colts Pierre Desir, Quincy Wilson, and Nate Hairston for the other starting corner position. Desir, who has struggled this year so far, will be dropped from his 80 Star dev rating to a 77. Desir is one of two secondary players who will see his ratings changed, along with rookie Bryce Hall. Hall was seen as a projected first-round pick, yet due to injuries slipped to the 5th round. He will be raised to a 68 Star Dev and will see his injury rating lowered from its base 85. 3rd Round rookie Ashtyn Davis and should see playing time in the safety rotation and on special teams, while Bryce Hall will start on special team duties. Arthur Maulet and Kyron Brown will stick around for the preseason but have an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster.

The rest of the defense luckily offers more assurance on who should see significant playing time. With C.J. Mosley opting out for the 2020 season, Avery Williamson will lead the front seven in his 2nd full season with the team after an ACL tear last season. With him, recent acquisition Patrick Onwuasor and sophomore Blake Cashman are expected to play at off-ball linebacker. The position is thin, though, with Neville Hewitt being the only depth player. On the edge, experienced Jet Jordan Jenkins, who will see minor stat boosts, has a tall task leading a group of Tarell Basham, Frankie Luvu, and Jordan Willis. Rookies Jabari Zuniga and Bryce Huff, along with veterans Kyle Phillips and Harvey Langi, will compete for a role in camp, with Zuniga being an early favorite. The strength of the front seven is in the trenches with lots of depth and potential. Former 3rd overall pick Quinnen Williams shows a lot of potential at 78 Star dev and looks to be the future of Jets football. Four players will see rating changes on the interior defensive line. Steve McLendon will have the only dev trait change, moving to Star. Henry Anderson will see a stat decrease down to a 74, while Folorunso Fatukasi and Nathan Shepherd, who emerged as breakout run defenders last year, will receive minor boosts. Former Ram John Franklin-Myers provides depth and versatility on the interior with his quickness and should star as a rotational defender and special teamer.

The offense has seen a lot of turnover in the last two seasons, and a lot of turnovers, but has still yet to develop as expected. This offseason, the team focused mainly on the offensive line. In free agency, Connor McGovern was signed from Denver, George Fant from Seattle, and Greg Van Roten from Carolina. Of the three, only McGovern has locked in his starting role. George Fant will battle with sophomore Chuma Edoga for the starting Right Tackle position while Greg Van Roten will battle with rookie Cameron Clark at Right Guard. Mekhi Becton, who was the 11th pick in this year’s draft, will start at Left Tackle and has gained a lot of buzz in the offseason, along with his father. While he will see a small bump in his ratings to a 73 after an impressive real-life debut, his development trait will be lowered from Superstar to Star. I expect Becton to be a franchise tackle and improve vastly across this series, but he is still a very raw prospect and should not have a higher development trait than the other top 3 tackles in this year’s draft. Rounding out the line are veterans Josh Andrews, Conor McDermott, and Leo Koloamatangi, with the last opting out for the season.

The Jet pass-catchers have also rotated a lot recently, with only three players being drafted by the organization. The group is led by Jamison Crowder, the clear starting slot receiver, who is expected to be targeted often this season. Wideouts Breshad Perriman, Chris Hogan, and Josh Doctson were all signed as free agents this offseason. Perriman should start outside and offers a great asset to the team with his 94 speed. However, he will see his ratings decrease from a 75 to a 73. Hogan, on the other hand, is in a similar position to Bradley McDougald where there is a lot of youth at his position and offers very little to a rebuilding team. Doctson will not play at all this season after opting out. Braxton Berrios will play as a depth receiver and primary back-up of Jamison Crowder in the slot and rookie Denzel Mims will compete for a starting position on the boundary. Mims will also see a stat boost to 72 overall, including his run blocking stats. As depth receivers, Vyncint and Jeff Smith will look to make an impact in the return game if they make the roster. At tight end, veteran and touchdown celebration extraordinaire Ryan Griffin will compete with the troubled Chris Herndon for the starting Tight End role. As of now, it is Griffin’s spot to lose, but expect to see a lot of two-tight-end sets. Trevon Wesco is expected to play in blocking roles and Daniel Brown offers a new element to the tight end position with 85 speed.

The backfield, while not being the strongest, offers a lot of hope. Le’veon Bell and Frank Gore lead the way at halfback, with reports of Bell struggling in camp this season. He is the Week 1 starter and will be one of the focal points of the offense this season. Gore offers insurance, and even though his overall will be lowered to a 77, his speed will be increased from an 83. Rookie La’Mical Perine is intriguing and should see major playing time in the preseason but will be accompanied by preseason free agent signings. At QB, another former 3rd overall pick will start in USC man Sam Darnold. Even though he saw ghosts last season, he will see a rating increase to a 75, have his speed increased into the low 80s, and be given Star dev. Starting Madden 20 with a 74 rating, he had a better season than his rookie year yet saw his overall decrease to a 73 this year. Darnold will start but needs to play well this season with his next contract looming. He is currently backed up by former “elite” quarterback Joe Flacco and Rookie James Morgan. Morgan is expected to make the practice squad, while Flacco, in an awkward position, may need to compete for his spot on the bench.

On special teams, Punter Braden Madden comes in with a 71 Star Dev, along with a starting job. Sam Ficken, however, is not guaranteed his roster spot with his low kick power and overall. Long Snapper Thomas Hennessy, with a 31 rating (because EA doesn’t know what to do with Long Snappers), has earned a starting role on the team and will be a part of the final 53.
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2020.09.18 18:22 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 2 - Los Angeles Rams (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-1)

Los Angeles Rams (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-1)
The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season didn’t have the start they were looking for week 1 as they opened the season without their starting LT, RT, RG, RB, DT and WR and struggled against the Washington Football team to open their season with a loss. Luckily they will get two of those starters back this week in running back Miles Sanders and RT Lane Johnson. Both will be welcome additions as the Eagles struggled to block anyone against the Football Team both on the line and from the running back position. Additionally, getting a running game going will greatly help slow the pass rush which will be impressive as the Rams posted one of the best pressure rates last week led by All-Pro Aaron Donald. Hopefully Doug Pederson learns from his mistakes of last week and gets Carson moving with some designed rollouts and mixes up his play-calling more to establish the run. If Doug tries to do the same thing as last week it will be a long day for Carson and Donald will feast. On the other side of the ball, Schwartz had Slay follow McLaurin last week and it worked as Slay shut McLaurin down, but that is more difficult this week as the Rams have two talented receivers in Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. The Eagles will need to see how Maddox holds up on the outside with a bigger challenge this week. With the struggles of the Eagles offense and their injuries on that side of the ball, the Eagles will need their defenses to limit the quick scoring Rams offense or it will be a long day. Should be a good test for the Eagles to rebound after falling flat out of the gate last week. Go Birds!
General Information
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Score Prediction Contest
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
10L00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 62°F
Feels Like: 62°F
Forecast: Clear. Clear throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Cloud Coverage: 0%
Wind: Northeast 10 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Even
OveUnder: 45.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-1, Los Angeles 0-1
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Monday’s game to a national audience. Kevin Kugler will handle the play-by-play duties and Chris Spielman will provide analysis. Laura Okmin will report from the sideline.
TV Map - Week 2 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Rams Radio
Rams Radio J.B. Long will handle the play-by-play duties and former pro bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew will provide analysis. D'Marco Farr will report from the sidelines.
National Radio
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Rams Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 98 (Streaming 825) SIRI 156 (Streaming 818)
XM Radio XM 231 (Streaming 825) (Streaming 818)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 231 (Streaming 825) SXM 386 (Streaming 818)
Eagles Social Media Rams Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: snaptherams
NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Football Team 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 27 17 +10 1W
Eagles 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 17 27 -10 1L
Cowboys 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 17 20 -3 1L
Giants 0-1 .000 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 16 26 -10 1L
Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Los Angeles Rams (Philadelphia Eagles lead series, 22-19-1)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 21, 1937 at Philadelphia Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, PA. Cleveland Rams 21 Philadelphia Eagles 3
Points Leader
Philadelphia Eagles lead the Los Angeles Rams (843-842)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 2-0 against the Rams
Sean McVay: 0-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Sean McVay: Pederson leads 2-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Rams: 1-0
Jared Goff: Against Eagles: 0-2
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Jared Goff: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Rams: 2-0
Record @ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Rams lead Eagles 5-4-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 21 - Rams No. 09
Eagles: 0-1
Rams: 1-0
Last Meeting
Sunday, December 12th, 2018
Eagles 30 - Rams 23
Nick Foles filled in for the injured Carson Wentz, taking up his spot under center after three months without game action. Foles promptly recaptured the magic, passing for 270 yards and confidently leading the Eagles to a 30-23 win over the Rams on Sunday night with plenty of help from his defense and his playmakers. Foles got plenty of help from his running game as Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns and rookie Josh Adams ran for another score as the Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes quite viable with a gritty victory over the Rams (11-3), who lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time in coach Sean McVay's tenure.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday December 10th, 2017
Eagles 43 - Rams 35
Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal with 3:45 left for the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller Sunday to clinch the NFC East title.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/16/18 Eagles Rams 30-23
12/10/17 Eagles Rams 43-35
10/05/14 Eagles Rams 34-28
09/11/11 Eagles Rams 31-13
09/07/08 Eagles Rams 38-3
12/18/05 Eagles Rams 17-16
12/27/04 Rams Eagles 20-7
12/01/02 Eagles Rams 10-3
01/27/02 Rams Eagles 29-24
09/09/01 Rams Eagles 20-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Rams Rams
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 2 - "Expert" Picks
2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Rams Season Stats
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Wentz 34 42 57.1% 270 2 3 72.5
Goff 20 31 64.5% 275 0 1 79.4
Scott 9 35 35 3.9 0
Brown 18 79 79.9 4.4 2
Goedert 8 101 101 12.6 1
Woods 6 105 105.0 17.5 0
Name Sacks Team Total
Sweat 1 3
Donald/Floyd/Brockers 1.0 3
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Gerry 10 5 5 0.0
Fuller 8 5 3 0.0
Name Ints Team Total
N/A 0 0
N/A 0 0
Johnston 5 268 62 53.6 50.2 3 0 0
Hekker 3 142 58 47.3 40.7 2 0 0
Elliot 2 1 50.0% 38 2/2
Sloman 3 2 66.6% 35 2/2
Kick Returns
NA 0 0 0 0 0
Webster 1 20.0 20.0 40 0
Punt Returns
Raegor 2 6 3.0 6 0 2
N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Total Offense 265.0 29th 422.0 5th
Rush Offense 57.0 30th 153.0 6th
Pass Offense 208.0 T-21st 269.0 8th
Points Per Game 17.0 T-23rd 20.0 T-19th
3rd-Down Offense 35.7% 23rd 52.9 8th
4th-Down Offense 0.0% T-17th 100.0 T-1st
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 50.0% T-18th 40.0% T-25th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Total Defense 239.0 1st 380.0 22nd
Rush Defense 80.0 5th 136.0 22nd
Pass Defense 159.0 3rd 244.0 20th
Points Per Game 27.0 T-21st 17.0 T-8th
3rd-Down Defense 27.8% 5th 25.0% T-3rd
4th-Down Defense 50.0% T-19th 33.3% T-17th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 75.0% T-20th 50.0% T-9th
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 31st -1 T-19th
Penalties Per Game 3.0 T-2nd 5.0 T-8th
Penalty Yards Per Game 20.0 T-2nd 34.0 6th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - In a near-reversal of the previous season's opener, the Eagles scored the first 17 points, only for the Washington Football Team to then shut their offense out for the remainder of the afternoon. Meanwhile, Washington's offense scored 27 unanswered points, and the defense sacked Carson Wentz eight times, recorded two interceptions, and forced three fumbles. With the loss, Philadelphia's six-game winning streak against Washington was snapped dating back to Week 14 of the 2016 season, and the Eagles lost the first game of the season since 2015.
Rams - Playing their first game ever in their brand-new home at SoFi Stadium, the Rams held off the Cowboys in a close battle of NFC contenders. Receiving the opening kickoff (from former Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein), Los Angeles drove 75 yards in seven plays, with Malcolm Brown scoring the new stadium's first touchdown on a 1-yard run. Rookie kicker Samuel Sloman missed on his first field goal attempt, a 29-yard try that bounced off the left upright near the end of the first quarter, but later was successful on field goals of 35 and 31 yards in the second quarter. However, Dallas took a 14-13 halftime lead as Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott scored on both a touchdown run and a touchdown reception. The Rams reclaimed the lead as Malcolm Brown (who finished with a team-high 18 rushes for 79 yards) scored his second touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run midway through the third quarter to put Los Angeles ahead 20-14. Zuerlein converted a 33-yard field goal late in the third quarter, but it would be as close as the Cowboys would get. Rookie safety Jordan Fuller led the Rams with eight total tackles, including a key tackle of Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb on a fourth-and-3 play at the Rams' 9-yard line, just one yard short of a first down to kill a Dallas scoring drive.
Rams QB Jared Goff and Eagles QB Carson Wentz were selected 1st and 2nd in the 2016 NFL draft after both teams traded up.
Eagles S Rodney McLeod played for the Rams from 2012-16.
Eagles CB Nickell Robey-Coleman played for the Rams from 2017-19.
Eagles LB coach Ken Fajole was defensive coordinator of the Rams for three seasons from 2009−2011.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz went to Stanford (2009-13) and is from Orange County, CA.
Eagles Director of Sports Performance Ted Rath worked for the Rams from 2017-2019 as their Strength and Conditioning Coach (2017) and Director of Strength Training and Performance (2018-2019).
Eagles Special assistant to the general manager Connor Barwin played for the Rams in 2018.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Rams
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Aaron Donald (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) CB Jalen Ramsey
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
Referee: Brad Allen
Philadelphia has produced a 22-19-1 (.536) record in the all-time series vs. Los Angeles. The Eagles own a 6-game winning streak against the Rams, scoring 30+ points in 5 straight contests.
Philadelphia is 15-8 (.652) in home games vs. Los Angeles, with victories in each of the last 2 such meetings (last: W, 34-28 on 10/5/14 at Lincoln Financial Field).
The Eagles are 23-9 (.719) at home in the regular season under head coach Doug Pederson, which marks the 5th-best home winning percentage in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New En-gland (.818, 27-6), Baltimore (.758, 25-8), Kansas City (.758, 25-8) and New Orleans (.727, 24-9).
Philadelphia has captured all 4 of its home openers with Doug Pederson at the helm (since 2016). Pederson is one of only two head coaches in Eagles history to win each of their first 4 home openers with the team, joining Joe Kuharich (1964-67).
In Week 1 at Washington, Philadelphia allowed only 239 total yards (80 rushing, 5th; 159 passing, 3rd), which were the fewest by any defense in the NFL during kickoff weekend. The Eagles limited Washington to just 27.8% (5-of-18) on third downs, which was also the 5th-best mark in the league.
Draft Picks
Eagles Rams
WR Jalen Raegor RB Cam Akers
QB Jalen Hurts WR Van Jefferson
LB Davion Taylor OLB Terrell Lewis
S K’Von Wallace S Terrel Burgess
OT Jack Driscoll TE Brycen Hopkins
WR John Hightower S Jordan Fuller
LB Shaun Bradley LB Clay Johnston
WR Quez Watkins K Sam Sloman
OT Prince Tega Wanogho G Tremayne Achrum
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Rams
S Will Parks DT A’Shawn Robinson
DT Javon Hargrave OLB Leonard Floyd
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
CB Darius Slay
S Sean Davis
WR Cody Latimer
CB Kendell Fuller
RB JD McKissic
G Wes Schweitzer
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Rams
S Malcom Jenkins DE Dante Fowler Jr.
CB Ronald Darby RB Todd Gurley
RB Jordan Howard WR Brandin Cooks
WR Nelson Agholor LB Cory Littleton
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai S Eric Weddle
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
RB Darren Sproles WR Jojo Natson
DT Timmy Jernigan WR Mike Thomas
LB Nigel Bradham LB Clay Matthews
QB Blake Bortles
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (99) needs 1 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6322) needs 145 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (51) needs 3.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Rams WR Cooper Kupp (2636) needs 28 yards to move up to 16th on the Rams all-time receiving list passing WR Carroll Dale
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge (
WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
Stats to Know
Pressure Rate
It doesn’t take advanced stats to know that Wentz spent most of Sunday under significant pressure. Washington sacked him eight times behind a makeshift offensive line that struggled to contain the Football Team’s pass rush. The Eagles allowed a 34% pressure rate Sunday, according to ESPN Next Gen Stats. That was the third-worst in the NFL. Five different Washington players generated at least four pressures. And it doesn’t get any easier against the Rams. The Cowboys allowed a 40.5% pressure rate Sunday night in their loss to the Rams, which was the second-worst mark of Week 1. And a big reason for that was Rams star Aaron Donald. Donald — the six-time Pro Bowler, five-time All-Pro and two-time AP Defensive Player of the Year who has 44 sacks over the past three seasons — posted a 28.6% pressure rate on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott himself. He pressured Prescott 10 times for 35 pass rushes and finished with four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and four quarterback hits. According to Next Gen Stats, Donald’s pressure rate over the past three seasons is 13.5%, 13.9% and 14.6%. The Eagles offensive line is going to have to be ready or it is going to be another long Sunday for Carson Wentz.
Matchups to Watch
Carson Wentz vs. Himself
I note this matchup not to downplay the Rams and what they bring to the table, but to note that Wentz had plenty of mistakes that ultimately cost us the week 1 matchup. Change nothing of the game last week, bad OL, questionable scheming especially in the second half, Carson Wentz playing better wins us the game. Things were bad around him and he actively made them worse at times. These two things can be true: Wentz cost us the week 1 game and he should bounce back because he is a really good QB. This isn't the sky is falling, #TankForTrevor blurb, it's simply acknowledging the biggest change from week 1 to week 2 that would aid in a victory - Carson Wentz returning to form. There was also a lot of good last week, namely the first half! Check out the first TD throw to Ertz. Short, compressed field where he needs to make a snap decision and he comes off his first read (JJAW) and hits Ertz for 6. This is a great play by Wentz where he showed how good he is capping off a great drive. We need more of this consistency. Wentz was even missing on staples of the offense. He was erratic in the pocket and regularly off target. I love hero ball, I hate when QBs play scared, but better urgency and avoiding negative plays in the pocket would go a long way in smoothing out the rough edges of his game. It's infuriating to have some of the same issues he had in year 3 continue in year 5. Regardless, Wentz is a really good QB, so he should be expected to bounce back from a bad game every QB has once in a while. It just needs to happen quickly so the Eagles don't fall behind in the young season. This Rams secondary has a phenomenal CB in Jalen Ramsey and a really good young safety in John Johnson III; they aren't slouches. Wentz needs to be better and it would be surprising if he isn't.
Eagles (downright) Offensive Line vs. Aaron Donald and the Rams Pass Rush
Washington may have a better, deeper defensive line but they don't have Aaron Donald. He is so good he lifts a pass rush up to the top tiers of the league on his own given his dominance and versatility. Donald isn't just a Defensive Tackle; he'll line up inside and outside while wrecking every part of the OL he can along the way. Just look at what Baldy has in his review for him this week. This is a problematic matchup for Philly given their patchwork offensive line. Even though there were positive things some of the new guys did, they made a lot of mistakes, and will continue to do so in their young careers. The last time the Eagles played the Rams in 2018, Philly held Donald to 2 total pressures in probably his most ineffective game during the course of his DPOY season. The difference between that Eagles OL and this one is the health. Philly won't have a healthy Brandon Brooks; while they'll have Lane Johnson again it'll be in his first start of the season, he's coming off a late summer ankle procedure. So his effectiveness is still TBD. JP, who also played in that game, has also declined a considerable amount since then. One player returning to the field Sunday that should also give the Eagles a boost in pass protection is Miles Sanders. Not only is Sanders the best runner on the team, he's also the best pass blocking running back on the team. This alone won't stop Donald, but it should help. This defensive front from the Rams can get pushed around in the run game (more on that later) but can absolutely get after it in the pass rush department. Dallas doesn't have the line it used to either and Dak was under pressure at a roughly 42% rate, among the worst in week 1. The return of Lane Johnson should increase the effectiveness of this OL a considerable amount but given the new parts there will still be an adjustment period. This unit needs to come together quickly and the coaching staff needs to actually focus their game plan on helping their OL much more so than they did in week 1. Otherwise, expect Donald and his homies to bring the pain up front.
Eagles Pass Rush vs Rams OL
Even with some of the sustained injuries on this roster, the Eagles still have a formidable pass rush and flashed it quite a bit in week 1. The box score stats are highly deceiving in this area as Washington shifted their game plan quite a bit as the game went along. Philly pressured Haskins at a 30% clip last week. That number isn't great considering the state of Washington's offensive line. However, Haskins had the quickest time to throw in the NFL in week 1 with an average time to throw of 2.13 seconds. It's extremely difficult to pressure QBs when they get the ball out that quickly. Last week, Jared Goff was 8th in the NFL in this category, which will present some challenges for the Eagles. Dallas pressured Goff at a 20% clip last week, which is a horrendous number. Goff is a good QB and will slice you up if you don't get to him. But when you do, oftentimes he's effectively standing in quick sand as he was a bottom 8 QB under pressure (by Rating) in 2019. It's imperative this defensive front plays well this week. We already saw Malik Jackson return to form, now we need Fletcher Cox. Philly should get Brandon Graham (concussion) and Derek Barnett (hammy) back this week which should increase the effectiveness of the pass rush. Josh Sweat has also shown tremendous growth in year 3 having the best game of his career this past Sunday with TY McGill flashing in limited snaps. This offensive line from the Rams underwent a mini make-over this offseason but still has some question marks up front. This will be a real test for them as the Eagles pass rush is much more formidable than the one Dallas offers. Furthermore, this is a defensive staff that has consistently gotten to Goff of late. Given the changes on both squads, this is a good measuring stick game in the trenches.
Eagles Coverage vs Rams Receivers
Jim Schwartz had Sean McVay's number in their most recent matchup in 2018 so I am curious to see who gets the upper hand this time around. The Rams have a really good WR room with Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and Josh Reynolds. They also have a good tight end in Tyler Higbee. Philly has their work cut out for them this week as the Rams are much deeper than Washington. The Rams passing attack was predicated on the short, quick game with a lot of motions and play action last week. Carson Wentz led the NFL in Average Intended Air Yards while Jared Goff was last. Goff's Average Intended Air Yards were 4.3 per attempt with roughly half his passing attempts coming within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. Getting the ball to Goff's first read and out of his hands quickly is key as he can be an adventure when he is forced to hold onto the ball. McVay is really good at disguising what the Rams will do running multiple plays out of similar looks. Lastly, their receivers are great at getting quick separation and great getting yards after the catch. The defensive game plan for Philly in the secondary should look quite different this week than it did last week. There isn't one receiver the Eagles can key on for Slay to take away. I'd bet Schwartz moves him around quite a bit but with Woods as the primary recipient of special attention. Slay looked every bit as good as you'd expect last week and that's a huge addition to this secondary. One area of concern I have for Philly is the middle of the defense. This Eagles LB group is among the worst in the NFL in coverage; McVay is going to look to attack that relentlessly all game long. He did the same thing to Dallas last week. It was encouraging to see Rodney McLeod bounce back after a poor 2019 as he was every bit as spry as he once was. The rest of the middle of this defense leaves a lot to be desired. Either way, this is a deeper Rams receiving room, with a creative play-caller, and a better passer than the Eagles just faced. There was a lot of good to take from the defensive performance last week but they face a significant test Sunday in the Rams.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.09.17 17:22 BurkusCircus52 Why the Dallas Stars are going to Win the Stanley Cup (Outdoor Games to Cup Wins)

EDIT: Here's the counter-jinx, Stars fans...
Fun little stat I bumped into during my Jersey Concept Adventures, is the number of recent Stanley Cup Champions that played in an Outdoor Game (Stadium Series, Winter Classic, Heritage Classic, or Centennial Classic), especially in recent years. Since 2014, 4 of 6 years saw the Champion play in an Outdoor Game, with 6 of 7 (including this year!) seeing at least 1 Final participant. Here's the full list:
Year: Highest Team: Eliminated In: Outdoor Game:
2003-2004 Montreal Canadiens Conference Semifinals Heritage Classic
2007-2008 Pittsburgh Penguins Cup Final Winter Classic
2008-2009 Detroit Red Wings Cup Final Winter Classic
2009-2010 Philadelphia Flyers Cup Final Winter Classic
2010-2011 Washington Capitals Conference Semifinals Winter Classic
2011-2012 New York Rangers Conference Finals Winter Classic
2013-2014 Los Angeles Kings Champions Stadium Series
2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks Champions Winter Classic
2015-2016 Blackhawks/Red Wings/Wild First Round (3 Tied) Stadium Series
2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins Champions Stadium Series
2017-2018 Washington Capitals Champions Stadium Series
2018-2019 Boston Bruins Cup Final Winter Classic
2019-2020 Dallas Stars Cup Final (at least) Winter Classic
So, 4/12 (potentially 5/13) years with an Outdoor Game have seen a participant win the Stanley Cup, 9/13 a Cup Finalist, 10/13 a Conference Finalist. Every year there's been at least one Playoff team.
Also, if you include unofficial outdoor games involving an NHL Team, then you can add a couple more years:
Year: Highest Team: Eliminated In: Outdoor Game:
1953-1954 Detroit Red Wings Champions Scrimmage vs Marquette Branch Prison Pirates
1955-1956 (1956-1957) Boston Bruins Missed Playoffs (Game Played in Postseason, made Cup Final in 1956-1957) Exhibition vs Conception Bay North Hockey League All Stars
1991-1992 New York Rangers Division Finals Preseason
So yeah, thought that that was cool. Continue with your regularly scheduled Thursday.
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2020.09.16 20:19 Hokuto-no-Ken Yomiuri Giants Fans Guide!

Hello dear Yomiuri Giants Fans! You want to watch games? Highlights? Chant some Giant songs live with the fans? Here are some websites I found in the last few years that hopefully shorten your search on the wide international web.
Watching games: I am 100% sure this website is not licensed that's why I'm not allowed to share directly you'll get it though. Use at your own risk!! (Only in Japanese)
Link: https(colonslashslash)hibox3612(dot)blogspot(dot)com/?m=1
Sometimes this Japanese streaming site has some games too. Link:
Highlights: Reddit is of course a great source to find some Game highlights like on the NPB but the YouTube channel Dramatic Baseball 2020 is awesome and shows compact Highlights (only in Japanese)
Learning Giant chants: All the Giants chants bundled on one website to study and listen too! (Only in Japanese)
Team and Player stats: Who plays in the Yomiuri Giants? How do they perform? Here are some websites that are always up to date on all the new Players!
Buy a jersey? Or a Hat? Here is the official Giants shop. Only ship to Japan!
Prepsportswear ships internationally.
That's all for now if you have anymore questions feel free to contact me!
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2020.09.15 22:39 gilberem 80 RetroBowls down, 80 more to go!

80 RetroBowls down, 80 more to go!
Appreciation post/Sharing what I've learned over 80+ seasons.
  • 4 teams - Cincinnati, Tampa Bay, Cincinnati again, Atlanta (current)
  • Dynamic 16 or Hard once they updated it to be harder than Dynamic
  • Started playing before a lot of these wonderful updates (follow the twitter account and post if you want change, it works!)
  • 80 RBs won out of 88 Seasons
  • QB Hunt's best running season was 2,069yds + 38 tds! (a lot of diving... haha)
How I Play:
  • 10 team/2 min Qtrs (before updates) - QB, RB, 2x TE, 2x WR, DL, LB, DB, K
  • 12 team/3 min Qtrs (current) - QB, RB, 2x TE, 2x WR, OL, DL, 2x LB, DB, K
  • Generally I try to excel with 1-4 players at a time, likening them to real life players, like Hunt = Mahomes, Ateman = Dante Hall, and when I was with Cincy I had two DL's for Geno & Dunlap. Then you just draft/rotate players around them until they retire. Repeat process with new set of players.
  • Enjoy running the ball and anything that makes it feel more realistic, still searching for QB faster than 7 to run with too (like Beau).
Thinks I've Learned/Recommend/Noticed (will post to the new player guide as well)
  • Want to showboat a bit? Swipe backwards on your player the moment before they cross the endzone so they do that shuffle feet pause move, feels like you are taunting the other team :-)
  • Running is fun, difficult on hard unless with your RB, but also helps keep QB from getting injured
  • TEs are dope, catch everything, rarely fumble
  • Having a solid kicker helps in tight games
  • If want more weather, set it to 99 not 100, seems to work better
  • Get more coaching credits per season from maxed out players (kickers, WR free agents, often easiest to max out)
  • To get "No QB or No Team Star Players in a RetroBowl Achievement" - recommend doing when switching teams so not as connected to individual team members
  • Experienced coaches can disappear if you do certain actions (like draft), so get them immediately when noticed if you can.
  • Draft different looking players if you can, feels weird having similar faces (personal preference)
  • Set coaching level to HARD all playoffs for max XP and no injury risk
  • Only get individual awards if players season was "Incredible", min thresholds I've noticed below:
    • Offense (WR, RB, TE): +1,000yds and +15 TDs
    • Defense (DL, LB, DB): +150 tackles
  • You may notice that horrible Giants uniform, courtesy of wife choosing colors, and somehow, that same season, after never playing them really during regular season/playoofs, they made it to the RB... aka it's fun to mess with uniforms, change things up frequently, current faves are the color rush options
  • Not a fan of the HOF stats posted in this sub, considering they allow easy mode contributions, but understand its a game so c'est la vie
  • Comment on twitter they respond! Seriously the updates continue to make this game great.
  • To join the wave of making things harder but still fun will be trying:
    • Going back to 2 mins, as 3 mins is too easy even on Hard
    • Weather increases (hopefully more wind/turnovers)
    • Only Offense no D (or limited Defense)
    • 10 man roster
Hope some of this is helpful and best of luck in your next RB!

80 RBs and counting!
4 latest HOF'ers!
HOF Stats
Max Payne but balding lol
White tiger jerseys in the snow...
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2020.09.15 02:59 collegedropout2018 Rewriting NBA History Part 4

Here is a link to part 3
I want to give credit to Dom2k for the idea and uGriEr05 the format.
This is a re-sim of NBA History. I play on PS4 and the furthest I could go back with a full roster and accurate historic draft classes was the beginning of the 1989-90 season. So I will start there and continue with historic draft classes until present day. From there I will keep adding future draft classes and when they run out I will continue with fictional created draft classes and see how many years I can go. I control all teams in the league so this will be more of a whole league look rather than one team. Also I am using a random event generator to add more storylines to the league. I got the idea from this thread
After pulling off a trade in the offseason to get Charles Barkley, the Lakers were the favorites heading into the season, but it was Seattle that once again ended up atop the West. The Supersonics once again led the way with their offense. Although Xavier Mcdaniel led the team in scoring, Shawn Kemp and Dana Barros put up career best numbers and Barros was moved into the starting lineup at the beginning of the year. While the top seed is nice, history has shown us that anything can happen with this team in the playoffs. The Utah Jazz were also fighting for that top seed. The defending conference champs finished better than they did last season as Karl Malone has become one of the most consistent offensive threats in the league. The Lakers performed a bit below expectations. Trading for Barkley has all but depleted the depth of the Lakers, so games against deep teams like the Sonics and Jazz are tough to win. They did have some great moments but the roster might one or two more moves before they can contend for a championship. San Antonio stepped up in the right direction this season as David Robinson once again bested his competition for best center of the league title. It comes at the right time too, as Robinson is set to be a free agent at the end of the season.
  1. Seattle Supersonics
  2. Utah Jazz
  3. San Antonio Spurs
  4. Los Angeles Lakers
  5. Phoenix Suns
  6. Los Angele Clippers
  7. Houston Rockets
  8. Portland Trail Blazers
  9. Golden State Warriors
  10. Dallas Mavericks
  11. Minnesota Timberwolves
  12. Denver Nuggets
  13. Sacramento Kings
The Bulls ran away with the East this year, finishing almost 15 games ahead of the 2nd seed. Michael Jordan's dominance continues as he came very close to putting up the first ever 60-40-90 season in league history. He continues to put distance between him and his competition for GOAT of the sim. The Bulls had 2 different 20 game win streaks and posted the highest scoring average in the league for the first time in the sim. They do not even let Jordan get to his last year on his contract before extending him, signing him to the longest extension in league history. Elsewhere in the East the Knicks finally stepped out of the middle of the pack and finished as a clear cut second seed. This is a team that has not made many moves so far, just relying on the dominance of Ewing to get them to this point. He had stellar season with one notable exception. A Christmas game against the Miami Heat where rookie Shaquille O'Neal blocked Ewing's shot to tie the score at the end of the game. Shaq had an outstanding rookie season, winning rookie of the year and helping turn around the heat from one of the worst records to a playoff berth in one year narrowly beating out an improved Indiana Pacers squad. Boston and Detroit have finally started to show their age. They both dropped from where they had finished in years past. Both rosters are aging and they have not made many moves so they will have to change things up in the offseason to get back to fighting for the top of the East. The Philadelphia 76ers were not what they were the last couple of seasons without Barkley, but they were not a bad team either, making the playoffs behind the trio of James Worthy, Hersey Hawkins, and Terrell Brandon.
  1. Chicago Bulls
  2. New York Knicks
  3. Atlanta Hawks
  4. Detroit Pistons
  5. Boston Celtics
  6. Philadelphia 76ers
  7. Charlotte Hornets
  8. Miami Heat
  9. Indiana Pacers
  10. Milwaukee Bucks
  11. Washington Bullets
  12. Cleveland Cavaliers
  13. New Jersey Nets
  14. Orlando Magic
  1. Best Offense: Chicago Bulls 109.1 PPG
  2. Best Defense: Utah Jazz 83.7 PPG
  3. Best PPG (player): Michael Jordan 29.1 PPG
  4. Best RPG (player): Hakeem Olajuwon 16.9 RPG
  5. Best APG (player): Magic Johnson 10.6 APG
  6. Best SPG (player): Gary Payton 2.3 SPG
  7. Best BPG (player): David Robinson 3.9 BPG
  1. MVP: Michael Jordan (Bulls)
  2. Rookie of the year: Shaquille O'Neal (Heat)
  3. 6th man of the year: Tim Legler (Suns)
  4. Most improved player: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (TWolves)
  5. Defensive PotY: Hakeem Olajuwon (Rockets)
  6. Coach of the Year: Bernie Bickerstaff (Sonics)
1st - MJ (Bulls)Isiah (Pistons) Malone (Jazz) Barkley (Lakers) David Robinson (Spurs)
2nd- Clyde (Blazers) Magic (Lakers) Mullin (Warriors) Pippen (Bulls) Ewing (Knicks)
3rd - Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (TWolves) Ricky Pierce (Clippers) Mcdaniel (Supersonics)
Team Jordan vs Team Malone
Notable moments: MJ scores 31 and wins MVP.
3pt contest winner: Isiah Thomas (Pistons) - Won on the final shot!
Dunk contest winner: Chris Gatling (Milwaukee)
First round:
Seattle sweeps the Portland Trail Blazers. Xavier McDaniel had a notable game 2 where he hit back to back turnaround jumpers late in the game to tie and give Seattle the win.
The Lakers put their foot on the gas from the beginning of their series against Phoenix and swept them.
San Antonio dropped game 1 to the Clippers then beat them by double digits the next four games to advance.
The Rockets were hurting before the series started after losing Hakeem for most of the year with a broken leg. They barely scraped their way to the 7th seed and could not do much against to score against the best defense in the league. Utah advanced in four.
Conference semi-finals:
After a trio of dissapointing exits, Seattle might be in their own heads more than they are the opponents. That may explain why they were never able to put away the Lakers this series. With the series on the line in game three the Lakers mounted a big comeback in the fourth quarter led by Magic Johnson. That game changed the momentum in the series as the Lakers took the next two after that and suddenly the Sonics were facing another early playoff exit. In the third quarter Charles Barkley took over the game scoring 16 points by himself. In the 4th quarter he and Magic combined to make up all but a few of the Lakers points and the Sonics were sent home without reaching the finals despite being the #1 seed for the fourth year in a row.
Karl Malone absolutely balled out this series averaging just over 30 points. While it was a 2/3 seed matchup, the Spurs could not match up with the depth of the Jazz. This game went 6 games and the Jazz advanced.
Conference Finals:
The Lakers had made an impressive run through the playoffs and it looked like they were on the verge of another big time run to the finals. Standing in their way was the Finals runner-ups from last year, The Utah Jazz. It was a battle of star power against team ball, a fast paced offense and the best scoring defense in the league, and a battle of the two best point guards and best power forwards in the league. In the beginning it looked like the Jazz would dominate cruising to two easy wins at home. The Lakers bounced back at home and took the next two. Magic took over the final minutes of game 4 scoring the last 8 points to get the series back even. Back in Utah for game 5, the duo of Stockton and Malone made two defensive plays late in the game. with the Jazz trailing by 1 Stockton stripped Magic on a drive to the rim. Then with the Jazz now leading Malone blocked Barkley and grabbed the rebound with less than a minute left to seal the win. Malone would save his best for last in this series. After game 6 went to overtime on a missed Barkley jumper at the end of regulation, the Jazz had the ball with less than 10 seconds left. After nearly turning over the inbounds pass Stockton caught Malone out of the corner of his eye and Malone hit the series ending jumper over Barkley as time expired to send the Jazz back to the Finals!
First round:
The Bulls matched up with the Heat in the first round as the two biggest players in the league met for the first time in the playoffs in Jordan and Shaq. The Bulls took the first meeting in a sweep despite a solid showing from Shaq in his debut.
The Pistons faced off against the Celtics for what might be the last time for these versions of the teams. It was anticlimactic as the Pistons made quick work of Boston and swept them out of the playoffs.
The 76ers pushed the Atlanta Hawks and Dominique Wilkins to the brink of elimination. But James Worthy was lost in the first half of game 7 with an ankle injury and would not return as the Hawks moved on to the next round.
The Knicks dismantled the Hornets winning each game by double digits.
Conference semi-finals:
The Bulls and Knicks both swept their secound round opponents. The Knicks physical defense made offense hard on Dominique Wilkins and the Hawks and the series was never close. The Bulls faced off the Pistons again but what a difference a year makes! After last years classic seven game series, the Bulls dominated the older Pistons. The Pistons were never really close at the end of each game and felt their championship window close shut with this loss. The two best teams in the East in the regular season would face off in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Conference Finals:
The Knicks had certainly exceeded expectations from the beginning of the season to comfortably make it this far. But the Bulls were a much higher bar than the one that had been set. New York looked to take one of the first two home games in Chicago, but Michael Jordan and his crew made sure that did not happen by showcasing the offense that led the league in scoring this year. Both home games the Bulls scores over 110 and the Knicks could not keep up. In New York, Patrick Ewing played one of his best games in a must win game three playing a 31-7-6 to give the Bulls their first loss of the postseason. They could not carry that momentum into the next game however and fell flat in game 4 as the Bulls took control of the series. The Bulls would close out the series in game 5 and in typical Jordan fashion MJ would be the one to give the knockout blow by hitting a jumper as the clock wound down to ensure the Bulls 4th straight trip to the Finals.
In a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals the Jazz wanted to show everyone that they were not the same team that had fallen to the Bulls a year ago. But the ghost of Finals past crept in as the Bulls led another fourth quarter comeback against this Jazz team and with the perimeter play of the Bulls firing on all cylinders, the post play of the Jazz was nowhere to be found down the stretch as the Bulls snatched the opening game. Game 2 wasn’t close as MJ posted another Finals triple double. Game 3 saw Craig Ehlo return to the lineup for the Jazz, but it was Karl Malone who would steal the show. He would drop 50 on the Bulls as they had no answer for him in the post. The Mailman put on an absolute clinic and exposed the biggest weakness of the Bulls, their post play. Malone had been hot all playoffs but now he was reaching a level that only so few in the league could ever get to. He continued in game 4 as him and Stockton led the Jazz back from down 20 at the end of the first half. Stockton put the finishing touches on the come back with a mid range jumper with less than a minute to go. A Jordan desperation three hit the back of the rim and suddenly the Jazz had tied the series. Before game 5 Phil Jackson decided to try and match their size and moved Sam Perkins out of the starting lineup in favor of big man Alec Kessler. It was the first major lineup adjustment the Bulls had made since before they started their title run. Game 5 was a classic where no team had a bigger lead than 6 points the whole game. While Jordan missed a shot that would have ended the game in regulation he was a perfect 4-4 for 11 points in overtime as Stockton and Malone combined to go 2-7 for 4 points. Jordan would finish the Jazz off on their home court in game 6 clinching the title with another 40 point performance. After he missed that shot at the end of regulation in game 5 he went 22-25 for 51 points the rest of the series! The Bulls three-peated in an epic Finals!
Retirements: Dennis Johnson
1993 NBA DRAFT: This was a pretty major draft as Chris Webber and Penny Hardaway we’re potential franchise changers at the top of this draft. A huge shock happened on lottery night as the Pacers ended up with the second pick after having the worst odds in the lottery and Charlotte had the third pick in the draft after receiving Orlando’s pick in a trade. The Kings ended with the top pick and they took Webber over Penny as they plan to team him with Larry Johnson for a monster future front court. The Pacers drafted Penny Hardaway but then traded him to Charlotte for 3rd overall pick Jamal Mashburn and Avery Johnson and a lottery protected first rounder next year. It will be very interesting to see how this trade looks seasons from now.
FREE AGENCY: Tim Hardaway signed with the Miami Heat in the offseason. That might be the big free agent signing they need, pairing him with Shaq might be the star power needed to challenge the Bulls. Speaking of the Bulls, Sam Perkins left Chicago for more money in Portland. Could this be the first crack in the foundation of the defending three time champs? David Robinson resigned with the Spurs and Magic Johnson opted out to sign a max extension with the Lakers that ensures that he will retire in LA, but after that deal and re-signing Vlade Divac, the Lakers has no money to add that depth that they need with an aging roster.
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2020.09.14 09:48 Anon_be_thy_name I decided to see how successful(or unsuccessful) every NBA team would be if the results of every Championship were reversed.

I was bored today, didn't have to go into work and after I finished watches the Clippers - Nuggets game (go Nuggets!) I had nothing else to watch. Could have played games but wasn't feeling it.
So instead I decided to look up the list of NBA Champions. After noticing a interesting stat for the Celtics(one I was actually surprised by) I decided to do this. Advance warning, Celtics and Bulls fans look away.
So onto the list.
1st, Los Angeles Lakers(Minneapolis Lakers) with 15 NBA Championships. Their championships years are now: 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1991, 2004 and 2008. Weirdly enough after looking at this they don't appear as strong as the correct way makes them. Mostly because of their two failed 3-peats and failures in the 80s. But they still have 1 3-peat.
2nd, Philadelphia 76ers(Syracuse Nationals) and New York Knicks with 6 between them. Philadelphia now has championships in 1950, 1954, 1977, 1980, 1982 and 2001. The Knicks have championships in 1951, 1952, 1953(3-peat), 1972, 1994 and 1999.
Completely changes the fortunes of both teams in how they may be regarded by other teams fans. Furthermore it would appear the Knicks had the league's first 3-peat from 1951-1953.
3rd, Golden State Warriors(Philadelphia Warriors, San Francisco Warriors) with 5. They are now champions in 1948, 1964, 1967, 2016 and 2019. This also increases that Championship drought to 49 years, give or take.
4th, Detroit Pistons(Fort Wayne Pistons), Cleveland Cavaliers and... the Boston Celtics toed in 4th place with 4 Championships. The Pistons are now Champions in 1955, 1956, 1988 and 2005. The Cavaliers are now Champions in 2007, 2015, 2017 and 2018. The Celtics are now Champions in 1958, 1985, 1987 and 2010.
Obviously the Celtics have a huge drastic change. Going from 17 titles to 4. The difference 10 Finals appearances can make between the Celtics and the Lakers. And the Cavs, so close to a 3-peat.
5th, Atlanta Hawks(St. Louis Hawks), Washington Wizards(Baltimore Bullets, Washington Bullets) and the Seattle Supersonics(OKC Thunder) with 3 NBA Championships. The Atlanta Hawks are now Champions in 1957, 1960 and 1961. The Washington Wizards are now Champions in 1971, 1975 and 1979. The Seattle Supersonics/OKC Thunder are now Champions in 1978, 1996 and 2012.
I decided to include the Thunder in the Supersonics because I still consider them an extension as much as I miss my Sonics. Weirdly enough both the Hawks and Wizards remain the same in success beyond the 70s while the Sonics/Thunder ,managed a title here or there.
6th. Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz(New Orleans Jazz), Brooklyn Nets(New Jersey Nets) and the Orlando Magic with 2. Miami is now Champions in 2011 and 2014. Houston in 1981 and 1986. Portland in 1990 and 1992. Phoenix in 1976 and 1993(Sir Chuck finally got one). The Jazz in 1997 and 1998. The Nets in 2002 and 2003. The Magic in 1995 and 2009.
No special comments on these ones that I can think of.
7th, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and the Indiana Pacers with 1 Championship. The Spurs in 2013, the Bucks in 1974, Mavs in 2006 and the Pacers in 2000.
8th, the Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings(Rochester Royals), Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Hornets(Charlotte Bobcats), Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers(Buffalo Braves/San Diego Clippers), Memphis Grizzlies(Vancouver Grizzlies), Minnesota Timberwolves and the New Orleans Pelicans(New Orleans Hornets, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets) with 0.
Overall looking at this you can tell how many players legacies are changed. Players that are consider Greats probably aren't looked at as being that great anymore. MJ sure as hell isn't the GOAT anymore. LeBron has his entire legacy changed. Kobe only won 2, same as Shaq. Charles Barkley has a ring.
It also changes the way a lot of teams are regarded. Celtics are no longer the greatest team... it is a Lakers by such a large margin. Some teams are just going to be known as failures, despite making the Finals multiple times.
I did exclude a few teams that Folded.
The original Baltimore Bullets, the Chicago Stags and the Washington Capitols. The Bullets now also fall in 8th while the Stags and Capitols move up to 7th.
I think I got every team. I was going to include losses but I felt like that was making this longer then it needed to be. If people want me to I can include them in a comment(or if someone else wants to do it, I won't mind).
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2020.09.12 23:41 futebolstats Como assistir New York City FC x FC Cincinnati Futebol AO VIVO – Major League Soccer 2020

O jogo envolvendo New York City FC x FC Cincinnati será realizado neste sábado (12). A disputa é válida pela 11ª rodada da Major League Soccer de 2020. A partida está programada para começar às 20h00 (horário de Brasília) e o duelo entre as equipes vai acontecer na Red Bull Arena, localizada em Nova Jersey, nos Estados Unidos.
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A partida não será transmitida na TV.


Através do site BET365* você poderá assistir o jogo de hoje ao vivo pela internet. Portanto, acesse o site pelo seu notebook, celular, tablet ou outro dispositivo. Além disso, poderá assistir o jogo através do aplicativo oficial.
*Lembrando que para assistir a partida é necessário ter uma assinatura ativa no site com qualquer valor de saldo.
Acompanhe todos os jogos e canais ao vivo aqui (teste grátis)


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Técnico: Ronny Deila
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Técnico: Jaap Stam
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Torcedômetro Qual é a maior torcida do Brasil?

New York City FC x FC Cincinnati – HISTÓRICO DE CONFRONTOS**

As duas equipes já se encontraram em 2 jogos oficiais na história e o New York City FC venceu a equipe adversária nos 2 duelos.
Além disso, a equipe do New York City FC já marcou 9 gols neste duelo. Enquanto o time do FC Cincinnati balançou as redes adversárias 3 vezes.
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2020.09.12 18:17 sweetasianchickk CHANCE ME for Boston U

Background: Filipino, from New Jersey, moderately competitive high school, upper middle class. I'm thinking about applying as a Health Science major (maybe nursing)
GPA: 3.7 UW/ 4.1 W
SAT: 1220 (not planning on submitting any SAT/ACT score because it would not help my app)
Classes: AP Bio (3) AP Psych (4), AP Lang (4). This year I am taking AP Chem, AP Stats, AP Lit, AP Human Geo
1 year JV + 2 years Varsity Volleyball Player
4 year Key Club Member + 2 years as Secretary (community service club)
1 year American Red Cross Club
3 year PUSH Club (drug prevention club)
National Honors Society
Company dancer for 10+ years
This is all the information I can think of but feel free to ask me more questions, I’m just looking for advice and opinions :)
Normally, I think BU would be considered out of reach for me but maybe being test optional would give me a chance?
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2020.09.11 23:41 alegnaz Reverse chance a lazy yet kind-of-academically inclined Asian girl

Hey, I’m trying to get a feel for realistic options for me in terms of colleges. I’m a 17 y/o senior who intends on majoring in either aerospace or electrical engineering with the following stats. I'm looking into Rutgers, Georgia Tech, and Carnegie Mellon, but want to assess other options as well. Major areas of stress for me are lack of leadership positions and lack of consistency in my extracurriculars. Also, I have two days to write an essay and I've been filled with nothing but sheer dread for the past few days lmao:
Demographics: Chinese female, middle-middle class, New Jersey
GPA: ~4.543 W
Rank: 1st decile (10%) out of 403 students, school doesn't do exact rank
SAT: 1540 *no essay/ subject tests ;(
APs taken:
Senior Courseload:
Honors Societies:
Other stuff:
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2020.09.11 17:32 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles(0-0) at Washington Football Team (0-0)

Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at the Washington Football Team
The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season is the franchise's 88th season in the National Football League and the fifth under head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles will try to improve on their 9–7 record from 2019 where they made the playoffs, but lost in the NFC Divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks. They will begin that journey Sunday afternoon as they take a trip down 95 to face off against the division rival with a new name Washington Football Team. To go with the name they also have a new coach in Ron Rivera who is looking for a fresh start after spending the last nine years as the Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers. Rivera inherits a defense that has 4 first round picks on the defensive line that will be facing off against an injury riddled offensive line of the Eagles as they will be without starting LT Andre Dillard and starting All-Pro RG Brandon Brooks. The Eagles bought back former LT Jason Peters who will look to protect Carson Wentz’s blind side. IF the Eagles OL is able to give Wentz time, he proved last year against the WTF that he has great chemistry with Jackson who has torched his former team in the past. Defensively Eagles fans will get their first look at their revamped secondary which will include Pro Bowler Darius Slay and Jalen Mills at safety. They will look to keep Terry McLaurin under control as he burnt the Eagles secondary in both games last season with long TDs. If the Eagles can get a lead early, I think their defense should be able to keep Dwayne Haskins under control and force the second year QB into some turnovers. Always fun to start the season vs a division rival and happy to have some football again in these crazy times. Go Birds!
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Score Prediction Contest
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern FedEx Field
12:00 PM - Central 1600 FedEx Way
11:00 AM - Mountain Landover, MD 20785
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 77°F
Feels Like: 79°F
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy. Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 5%
Cloud Coverage: 69%
Wind: South 6 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -5.5
OveUnder: 42.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-0, Washington 0-0
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kevin Burkhardt will handle the play-by-play duties and Daryl Johnson will provide analysis. Pam Oliver will report from the sideline.
TV Map - Week 1 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Football Team Radio
Washington Football Team Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play), Chris Cooley (analysis), Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines).
National Radio
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Football Team Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 105 (Streaming 825) SIRI 81 (Streaming 831)
XM Radio XM Streaming 825 XM 226 (Streaming 831)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 380 (Streaming 825) SXM 226 (Streaming 831)
Eagles Social Media Football Team Social Media
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Cowboys 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Football Team 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Giants 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Series Information
The Washington Football lead the Philadelphia Eagles (85-80-6)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 21st, 1934 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Boston Redskins 6 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Washington Football Team (3591-3386)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 6-2 against the Washington Football Team
Ron Rivera: 3-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Ron Rivera: Tied 1-1
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against the Washington Football Team: 5-2
Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Against Eagles: 0-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 10-7
Record @ FedEx Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 14-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 11 - Football Team No. 30
Eagles: 0-0
Football Team: 0-0
Last Meeting and Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Eagles 37 - Washington Football Team 27
The Eagles looked to keep their playoff hopes alive and and opened up the scoring with a Jake Elliot FG in the first quarter. The lead was short lived as Dwayne Haskins hooked up with Terry McLaurin for a 75 yard touchdown pass. The Eagles went into half-time trailing 10-14, but took back the lead in the 3rd quarter on a Miles Sanders TD reception that put the Eagles up 17-14. The Eagles and Washington Football Team traded TD passes in the 4th quarter before the Washington Football Team regained the league with a pair of Dustin Hopkins FGs put the Washington Football Team's up 24-27. Carson Wentz answered the call leading the Eagles on a four and half minute 75 yard touchdown drive that culminated in a Greg Ward TD reception. The Eagles defense forced a fumble on the ensuing drive which was returned for a TD by Nigel Bradham for a nail in the coffin putting the Eagles up 10 with no time on the clock to give the Eagles the win.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/15/2019 Eagles Football Team 37-27
09/08/2019 Eagles Football Team 32-27
12/30/2018 Eagles Football Team 24-0
12/3/2018 Eagles Football Team 28-13
10/23/2017 Eagles Football Team 34-24
9/10/2017 Eagles Football Team 30-17
12/11/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-22
10/16/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-20
12/26/2015 Football Team Eagles 38-24
10/04/2015 Football Team Eagles 23-20
12/20/2014 Football Team Eagles 27-24
09/21/2014 Eagles Football Team 37-34
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Football Team Football Team
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 1 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Football Team Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Wentz 388 607 63.9% 4037 27 7 93.1
Haskins 119 203 58.6% 1365 7 7 76.1
Sanders 179 818 51.1 4.6 3
Peterson 211 898 59.9 4.3 5
Ertz 88 916 61.1 10.4 6
McLaurin 58 919 65.6 15.8 7
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 8.5 43
Ioannidis 8.5 46
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 80 62 18 2.5
Collins 117 78 39 1.0
Name Ints Team Total
Gerry/Jones/Darby/McLeod 2 11
Dunbar 4 13
Johnston 71 3292 61 46.4 42.3 28 4 0
Way 79 3919 79 49.6 44.1 30 4 0
Elliot 26 22 94.6% 53 35/37
Hopkins 30 35 83.3% 53 21/22
Kick Returns
Sanders 14 314 22.4 67 0
Simms 32 819 25.6 1
Punt Returns
Scott 6 43 7.2 13 0 4
Quinn 16 78 4.9 15 0 9
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Offense 360.8 14th 274.7 31st
Rush Offense 121.2 11th 98.9 22nd
Pass Offense 239.6 11th 175.8 32nd
Points Per Game 24.1 12th 16.6 32nd
3rd-Down Offense 45.4% 4th 29.1% 32nd
4th-Down Offense 33.3% 28th(t) 42.9% 22nd
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% 3rd 48.8% 27th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Defense 331.7 10th 385.6 27th
Rush Defense 90.1 3rd 146.6 31st
Pass Defense 241.6 19th 238.9 18th
Points Per Game 22.1 15th 27.2 27th
3rd-Down Defense 34.2% 4th 48.9% 32nd
4th-Down Defense 61.1% 27th 63.2% 22nd
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.8% 14th(t) 61.0% 27th
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 22nd +1 13th(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.8 9th(t) 6.6 14th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 52.3 9th 52.2 8th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - N/A
Washington - N/A
Washington Football Team’s HC Ron Rivera was the Eagles linebackers coach from 1999-2003.
Washington Football Team’s QB coach Ken Zampese worked as an offensive assistant for the Eagles in 1998.
Washington Footbal Team’s CB Ronald Darby played the previous 3 seasons with the Eagles.
Eagles LS Rick Lovato briefly signed with the Washington Football Team during the 2016 season for two weeks.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson spent 3 seasons with the Washington Football Team (2016-2018) after he was released from the Eagles.
Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld was drafted by the Washington Football team in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft and played one season for them before being cut in 2017.
Eagles backup TE Richard Rodgers was signed with the Washington Football Team this past offseason before being released Sept. 5th and signing with the Eagles.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Football Team
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) P Tress Way (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) G Brandon Scherff
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
Referee: Brad Rogers
The Eagles have won each of their last 6 games vs. Washington, marking their longest such streak since 12/16/01-12/12/04 (7 games). Philadelphia is 14-9 (.609) all-time at FedExField.
Carson Wentz has posted a 5-0 record vs. Washington since 2017, completing 128-of-185 (69.2%) attempts for 1,460 yards (292.0 per game), 14 TDs, 3 INTs and a 111.1 passer rating.
Fletcher Cox has 12.5 sacks in 16 career games vs. Washington, which are his most against any NFL team and the most by any NFL player vs. Washington since 2012. Only four players have more sacks vs. Washington since 1982: Lawrence Taylor (19.0, 1982-93), Michael Strahan (17.0, 1994-2007), Justin Tuck (15.0, 2005-13) and Simeon Rice (14.0, 1996-2005).
The Eagles have won 8 of their last 9 season openers, which are the most opening day victories in the NFL since 2011.
Philadelphia is 4-0 in season openers under head coach Doug Pederson (since 2016). Pederson is one of two head coaches in team history to win 4 straight season-opening contests, join-ing Greasy Neale (6, 1942-47). The Eagles are one of only five NFL teams to start the season 1-0 in each of the last four years, joining Baltimore, Green Bay, Kansas City and Minnesota.
Draft Picks
Eagles Football Team
WR Jalen Raegor DE Chase Young
QB Jalen Hurts RB Antonio Gibson
LB Davion Taylor OT Saahdiq Charles
S K’Von Wallace WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
OT Jack Driscoll C Keith Ismael
WR John Hightower LB Khaleke Hudson
LB Shaun Bradley S Curl Kamren
WR Quez Watkins DE James Smith-Williams
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Football Team
S Will Parks QB Kyle Allen
DT Javon Hargrave CB Ronald DArby
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman LB Thomas Davis
CB Darius Slay RB Peyton Barber
S Sean Davis
WR Cody Latimer
CB Kendell Fuller
RB JD McKissic
G Wes Schweitzer
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Football Team
S Malcom Jenkins QB Case Keenum
CB Ronald Darby CB Josh Norman
RB Jordan Howard CB Quinton Dunbar
WR Nelson Agholor TE Vernon Davis
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai WR Paul Richardson
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill TE Jordan Reed
RB Darren Sproles OT Donald Penn
DT Timmy Jernigan CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
LB Nigel Bradham CB Kayvon Weber
G Ereck Flowers
LT Trent Williams
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (97) needs 3 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (35) needs 1 TDs to move up to 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6276) needs 192 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing his mentor WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (51) needs 3.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Washington Football Team OLB Ryan Kerrigan (90) needs 1.5 sacks to become the Washington Football Team's all-time leader in sacks passing Dexter Manley (91).
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge (
WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
PFF Stats to Know
Play Action Passing
[Threshold = QBs with at least 20% snap count of the QB with the highest snap count of Play Action for the season] In the 2019-2020 season, no QB had a worse completion rate via Play Action than WFT’s Dwayne Haskins at 54.9% and only 2 others had worse such Passer Rating. For comparison, the Eagles’ Carson Wentz was at the top of the bottom 3rd in both metrics. Whereas has Wentz fared near the top of Play Action % of snaps during his NFL tenure and his completion % and Passer Rating have both ranked near the top in each of ‘16-‘18, in 2019 he did not do well in that respect. How Wentz performs in Play Action with injuries at the OL and WR positions, as well as how much the coaching staff will even ask him to turn his back to this particular DL and keep it...I’m not sure.
Matchups to Watch
Washington Defensive Line vs Eagles Offensive Line
NFL battles always start in the trenches and this is perhaps the biggest advantage the WFT has against the Eagles in this Week 1 tilt. Washington always had a formidable front that lead to intriguing battles between the two teams but the addition of Chase Young and the injuries the Eagles have already sustained make this match up concerning for Philly. The Eagles projected Week 1 starting OL prior to the injuries was, from left to right: Dillard, Seumalo, Kelce, Brooks, and Lane Johnson. Now, the Eagles will start: Peters, Seumalo, Kelce, TBD, TBD. Lane Johnson has practiced everyday this week in a limited capacity which makes me believe that he'll start but it's an uneasy feeling knowing he's working his way back from injury too. The logical guess at RG is Matt Pryor, but they've also tried out Nate Herbig in practice. Either way, the Eagles have a massive downgrade at RG with Brandon Brooks out. Fortunately, the Eagles may have accidentally upgraded in the short term with Jason Peters at LT but the depth in the trenches is already spread too thin. The Eagles are lucky to be as deep as they are on the OL given they aren't totally screwed (yet) but the current state of line makes this a very formidable match up for the Football Team (get a damn team name, jerks) to take advantage of. Additionally, they aren't just deep at EDGE, they are deep at DT as well. Payne, Allen, and Ioannidis are very stout and capable of dominating opposing OLs. Washington's roster is very thin but it isn't on the defensive line. They have more than enough ammunition to put the Eagles in difficult situations. This mismatch will force the coaching staff to be creative in their run designs and how they give help to the OL in pass protection.
Washington Secondary vs Eagles Passing Attack
The Eagles much beleaguered WR room went through a mini-makeover in the offseason and a lot of new, young, and fast faces were added to the mix. What they lack in proven talent, outside of DeSean Jackson's return, they make up for in athleticism. One thing Howie Roseman said this offseason was he was frustrated with the lack of speed on the team. It took him a while to understand that athleticism does matter. It's not just that the new group of receivers are fast, but they all have strong overall athletic profiles. But as previously mentioned, this is an unproven group going up against a very weak opposition. WFT brought back Kendall Fuller this offseason, who was a real good jack-of-all-trades player in the secondary for the Chiefs last season. His status for Sunday is questionable given his limited participation this week in practice. Opposite him is former Eagles favorite Ronald Darby. If I'm Doug Pederson, I make it a point to go after him all day. Even when Darby is at his best, which isn't often these days, he has absolutely zero ball skills. Washington may play Fabian Moreau if Fuller can't go, which is another defender the Eagles should target. Jimmy Moreland and Landon Collins are quality players, more so the latter, but they can't hide the deficiencies that should be easily exploitable by the Eagles. Remember, Philly put up over 30 in week 15 last year with less in the WR room than they currently have against a secondary that really isn't better than it was then. If Jalen Reagor is able to go, that would add another dimension to this offense the Eagles have lacked for a long time. If the Eagles can do a good enough job slowing down Washington's front, they are more than capable of picking apart a subpar secondary. And I didn't even talk about Ertz and Goedert! Or Miles Sanders through the air!
Washington Offensive Line vs Eagles Defensive Line
Despite the current injury limitations on the Eagles defensive line, this is a matchup that heavily favors the Eagles. Haskins finished 2019 on a positive note in his last 3 starts prior to his ankle injury; one thing he's never been known for is his pocket ability and ability to avoid taking sacks. Put a statue behind a bad offensive line and you are going to have issues. Trent Williams is now gone having finally forced his way out and his logical replacement, rookie Shaadiq Charles, isn't likely to play in week 1. Wes Martin, their starting left guard, is a below average player himself. The only player on the Washington Football Team's offensive line that is good is Brandon Scherff. While the Eagles aren't 100% on the defensive line, they are one of the few teams in the NFL with likely more talent and depth on their defensive line than the Washington Football Team's. Barnett has been limited in practice and has missed the last few weeks with another injury and his status is questionable while Hargrave is likely to miss a couple games as well. The Eagles still have Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, the return of Malik Jackson, and a lot more to throw at this beleaguered unit. Additionally, this is a defensive front that is always stingy against the run under Jim Schwartz even when the DL isn't at peak health. There are a lot of matchups to exploit and Schwartz has a lot of options to exploit them. For his faults as a coordinator with secondary scheming, Schwartz is a God at maximizing the talents of his pass rushers. Given the current state of the Washington OL and Haskins own difficulties under pressure, this is a juicy match up for Philly.
Washington Passing Attack vs Eagles Pass Defense
Washington is incredibly thin and young at the skill positions but that isn't the sort of thing that has deterred the Eagles from allowing big plays in the past. This is a secondary, and really a pass defense in general, that went through a major shake up this offseason and for good reason. The Eagles defense was pretty average per DVOA which was encouraging given what they had, but they consistently allowed big play after big play in 2019. Opposing WR1s absolutely shredded Philadelphia last season as they were automatic monsters against an overmatched, elementary secondary. Darius Slay and NRC were added to the mix and should provide immediate help to this unit. Avonte Maddox will start at CB2; while this is an iffy move, the additions of Slay and NRC should allow the Eagles to help him out a bunch. The Eagles finally have players that can play in man coverage and one of the best CBs in the league in shadow coverage. Schwartz has admitted that he will allow Slay to shadow receivers but likely not 100% of the time. This makes sense as it should be a matchup-specific thing... this is that time. Furthermore, allowing Slay to shadow receivers will lead to considerable scheme changes on defense as they can't play the coverages they've played the last four years while shadowing receivers. What does this look like and how quickly does it come together? Terry McLaurin is the only real commodity at receiver for Washington and he's a tremendous talent. Even when he was the only real receiving threat last year, he still tore the Eagles apart. Another major change for the Eagles is in the safety room with the departure of Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles added Will Parks to the room but he will miss the first 3 weeks due to injury. They also retained Rodney McLeod; this could be a good thing or bad thing depending on which Rodney shows up. If another year away from knee surgery helps, then he'll be fine. But if last year's version shows up then the Eagles have a big problem. Lastly, the Eagles will be starting Jalen Mills at safety. Apparently, the cure for being a bad cornerback is a position switch to safety despite never playing it in the NFL. All that being said, the middle of the defense is slower and more unknown than it has ever been. LB1 is Nate Gerry. LB2 is Duke Riley. Mills is the new Jenkins. Will Parks is out. Does McLeod have enough left in the tank? Offenses are fast and innovative; the Skins lack a lot of talent on offense but their new offensive scheme could lead to some issues in the middle of the Eagles defense. If I'm Washington, I lean heavily on motions and play action to confuse the middle of the Eagles defense. Get guys who struggle to cover to cover your athletic RBs then take plenty of shots to Terry McLaurin. The Eagles are clearly better at CB than they've been in years but have considerable question marks in the Safety and in the LB rooms as it pertains to pass defense. Better CBs should lead to better pass defense overall but there are matchups to take advantage of. Washington might not be the best team to fully exploit these weaknesses, but they could.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.09.09 16:06 Admiral_crackbar Update to subreddit rules: schedule

Hello everyone. The mod team has updated the weekly schedule and are now using automod features to automate these posts.
These are a reflection of the off-season survey we posted a few months ago.

Subreddit Schedule

We as a community have decided to limit certain types of posts to a few days a week to ensure other content is still visible throughout the rest of the week. Meme posts will be allowed from game end through Monday (if the game is on Thursday, Saturday, or Monday, memes will be allowed from game end through the following day) and jersey/crafts/pet posts will only be allowed on Swag Saturday. The mods are using automod features to automatically post recurring items to remind the sub of this.

Dave Spadaro will also be joining us for his weekly AMAs after each game, typically Monday morning!

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2020.09.08 23:59 Inter_Mirifica Full transcript of Juninho's 2 hours interview on RMC OL: THE TRUTHS OF JUNINHO

Full transcript (~40k characters, you've been warned) of Juninho's 2 hours interview on RMC (DeepL translated). But it's Juni, so it's always worth it to read and listen to him (don't expect ground breaking transfer news though)
(And the audio version, for the french speakers. Juni starts at 15:35 and talks until the end. So more like 70 minutes of interview and not 2 hours, sorry).
Special and exceptional guest of Top of the Foot this Tuesday on RMC, the director of OL Juninho delivered as he rarely did.
Juninho, how do you see your role in relation to the media?
I left in 2009, there were a lot of expectations, there were doubts. I came back 10 years later, the club has grown a lot, it played a European Cup semi-final in 2010 as well. In the first season, I was a little naive, I was a little bit naive at the beginning, maybe I was talking a little too much. Then I thought about how to behave right away to show the players that I came back. I chose not to talk too much, the first three months Sylvinho came with me, unfortunately we didn't get the results we had hoped for. Changing coaches after 3 months put even more pressure. I chose not to talk too much outside to gain the confidence of the players.
Do you totally want to act with your principles and ideas, put your touch ?
We ended the first season with a group that was short of things, 10 days and 30 points to go. Of course we weren't going to finish second and third, it was going to be very hard. In the end it's the coach who decides the team but today I'm back home, I feel at home as before. I get along well with Rudi, it makes things easier. In the end it's the results that count and this year we are not in the Europa League or the Champions League. We start the season with one goal in mind: to qualify for the Champions League next season because that's what the fans are waiting for.
Does your relationship with Rudi Garcia correspond to your expectations about the team's play?
I had a closer relationship with Sylvinho, we came together. We had to choose another coach, we chose together with the president. Rudi has a lot of experience, I felt that he made a lot of effort to settle in as soon as possible. I explained to him at the time that he lacked discipline, which he managed to change. Concerning the game, we never played with 3 defenders, we played in 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1, it was a bit like the DNA of the OL. Sometimes you have to take a step back, you have to accept that it doesn't work as well, you try to play with 3 defenders and it gives satisfaction. For me, it's better to play in 3-5-2 to play with 2 forwards than in 4-4-2. Today we're more of a team that leaves the ball to the opponents, tactically well set up to save the season. If I'm looking for a great team that plays in 4-4-2 today, only Atletico comes to mind. Perhaps Atletico Madrid is suffering a little when it comes to confirming, without criticizing Simeone who for me is one of the best coaches. The system that Rudi has found in our team is good, we play 3 behind but it is Maxwell (Cornet) who plays left lane. That is to say that we can change during the game, go to 4-3-3, with the departure of Marçal we have to discuss a little bit about that. But with Marçal for example, if you want to change the 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3 during the game, you can make Maxwell pass to the right, Memphis pass to the left and Moussa or Karl pass to the center forward and play with the three midfielders. Today, is it worth changing the system we have to start League 1 in a different way? For me, I would say no. Rudi decides. Maybe with the passing season, with the departures, the arrivals, we'll think about it. But Rudi now has a system in hand, and the players also understand how it works. Marçal is gone, who are you going to put on the left side when it works well with Maxwell? Do you have to pass Jason on the left, do you have to play Marcelo on the right?
Are you going to recruit someone in place of Marçal?
For the moment I would say no because we have Joakim (Andersen), Marcelo and Jason (Denayer) and we have Sinaly Diomandé whom you will soon get to know. I believe very much in this young player, to play left and right even if he doesn't have the experience. With Bruno Cheyrou, we've already worked and we have 2-3 names coming up already. If we are able to make the investment, we will do it.
Wasn't the decision to fire Sylvinho a bit too fast?
I don't know. There's a lot of pressure in soccer when there are no results. We discussed it together and we thought it was better for the OL. There are times when you have to make decisions so you never know if it's the right one or not. I would say in retrospect that it was the best decision. It took a little more discipline, a little more experience. I thought that with Sylvinho's way of working and his tactical ability, we would be able to put something in place right away, but there was also a locker room that demanded a lot, there were certain moods, you had to explain to the players without being aggressive. That's not how it works, today it's changed a lot. I think Rudi had the experience to do that, he succeeded quickly. We scored 8 points in the first part of the C1 with Sylvinho, normally you don't qualify but it was a very balanced group. Luckily we moved up to second place but in the last match we could finish fourth as first. Sometimes this happens also in C1. I think Sylvinho has the ability to be a good coach but at the time we had to make decisions and I think the best thing was to change.
Have you ever thought of leaving OL or doubted because of the remarks of the supporters or the media reception?
Honestly, I'm a human being so I'm afraid. If I say no, that I am brave, I am not afraid, it is not true. We have feelings, desires, dreams and we have weaknesses. I am afraid at times. But it is not fear that will make me stop. Of course it happens when you have doubts, when you ask yourself questions, is it good to continue or not? It happens to everyone, even if some will say no.
Do you sometimes tell yourself that it's not for you, that there are too many emotions or too much harshness?
It's not that it's not for me. I think I'm capable, I'm honest, I work, I've played 20 years in football, in the United States, in Asia, in Brazil, in the Champions League, in the World Cup. So I have a background as a player, I've come from very far away, I've known all the levels, the lower levels in Brazil too. But it's human, there are a lot of expectations, the fans can't think, put aside that it's over, I'm no longer a player. Maybe I brought a little bit of luck when I arrived, the fans think that it was my arrival that changed everything. No, it was a long-term job that the president was doing at the OL. Before me they were almost champions too so it's a bit of a coincidence too and I arrived at the right time. It's this waiting that disturbs you a bit, sometimes you wonder.
When did you have the most doubts, when Sylvinho is thanked?
I asked myself the question too, you start to get a little scared several times. But there are also happier moments when you say to yourself, 'OK, we've found a plan, it's going to work'. Finally, I think the ideal is to think about it in the medium term, 2-3 years minimum, so that you can analyze what you are doing. When I left, I discovered a club with 50 employees and today there are 500. That's also important. There is also the president's speech, today he is the boss. He wanted to put me on an easier situation and then maybe it was a bit harder. He is always there, I need him, the OL needs the president, all of this makes you ask questions but things that make you say "it's over". I have a family, I have moved, my wife is very happy in Lyon. I also think about my family, I have to fight for them too but it is not my story that will keep my place. After 2-3 years we will all be judged and I hope with good results.
What ingredients do you use to challenge yourself and add value knowing that you are dependent on results?
The best thing to do at this time is to talk less, observe things, breathe, take the time, talk one-on-one with the players. Today, I can say that honestly, maybe it's going to be a bit of an exaggeration, but I get along well with all the players, I manage to have personal relationships with all of them. I see them often, not the whole squad and every week. This afternoon I'm going to see Jeff again, we're going to talk, we've already exchanged messages. I have a different relationship with the coach, that's good too. That's how I do it when it's hot, observe things, see how it works, take a step back, talk to Rudi, give my opinion, ask questions, and then let Rudi work quietly. I also have a relationship with the staff. It was a bit more difficult, I arrived there was a staff in place for a long time. Today I get along very well with Gerald Baticle too, Claudio and I have been together for a long time, so we have kept a friendship, it's easier with me. There was the departure of Greg, the arrival of Christophe Revel with whom we already get along very well. All this took a long time and today things are working naturally. The staff knows how I think, I know what the staff needs too but when it's so hot it's better to take a step back, observe things, not let indiscipline bother everyone. I'm pretty open, listening to the players but of course there is a limit to what I can accept.
You have often heard you say that some players don't have the high level requirement or a lack of regularity. What can you say about that? Are things changing?
Yes, they have changed quite a bit. The first thing that surprised me was the intensity of training. For me and for all ambitious players, training is already a game. You can't afford to train with 60% intensity and then want to play 100% during the games. When I saw the first training sessions, some players would take hits and stop for two or three minutes. I was a little surprised with that. I figured if you had that intensity in training you weren't going to make it. I was a little surprised. Afterwards, I found that there were no bad guys in the locker room. Most of them were really nice kids.
Too nice?
I would say they are nice. But there was a lot of selfishness. That selfishness exists, it's logical to have personal plans but from the moment you are a team what is your goal. In a team you are not necessarily a friend but you have a common goal with OL is to succeed and win. If the moods come before the team you cannot succeed. That's why we were a good irregular team. The training intensity was not ideal, today it's totally different. The intensities are perfect in training. It's embarrassing to talk about it because it doesn't go into my head. If you arrive in Liverpool, Real or City and you train at 60% or 80% of your level on Saturday, without your coach saying anything, you're in the stands. I'm not saying we're being held hostage, but...
Yes because the players have a value and it's difficult to put them in the stands...
That's it. That's a little bit of that. Maybe with Rudi Garcia we are able to do certain things but we have to step back and explain, kiss, laugh a little.
Is it difficult for you to manage this different generation? Have some players evolved?
Yes, there have been changes. The way I talk is the same as when I talk to everyone. I asked them what they wanted and why we were there. The goal is to get OL as high as possible. If players want to leave, what are the bigger clubs? Apart from the world's top... The OL pays good salaries. When you are young you learn but when you have signed your contract you are able to meet the demand. It is an exchange. The club recognizes the value of the players, and after signing an important contract the player is obliged to give everything on the field. I'm not saying he is obliged to win, nobody is obliged to win. But a player is obliged to prepare himself during the week to give his maximum every time during the weekend. That's what was missing. If in the squad you have three or four players, and important players, who slow down in training, you're going to have a very irregular season. Instead of scoring 25 goals, I prefer the forwards to score 12 or 13 but make defensive efforts, have the attitude, make forward calls to relieve you when the team suffers. If you have guys who are always positive, I think you'll make it through the season. Focusing on personal stats is going to be good for them, it's even going to fool the press analysis. I'm not here to be mean, to take money away from them or give them a smaller contract. Or ask them to leave. If we are all here, it is to have the same goal.
Is there a mental or technical problem in your opinion?
It's not necessarily a lack of desire. I would rather say it's the lack of responsibility for the high level. It's a lack of ambition. It's not understanding what your profession is. It goes by too fast. For me, the thing that gave me the most pleasure was playing soccer. Until today, I have never found the same pleasure. Soccer is a profession that passes quickly. Sometimes you don't get a second or third opportunity. That was more the problem. When you don't have enough leaders in your squad, it's maybe even harder. That's why I spoke openly with you journalists and with the players.
Did the C1 run make you want to build a more defensive team with a transitional game rather than a possession-based playstyle ?
The truth is that it took humility to accept that we could play against better teams. We played Juve and if we passed we had Manchester City and then Bayern. Why not accept that they were a bit stronger and that we had to adapt to these teams. But now League 1 is starting again and we will have the possibility to have more possession. We will never forget that the most important thing is the ball. If we have the ball, we have more opportunity to score. Naturally, we have a technical team and we are able to keep the ball. But during the Champions League, I would say it was an adaptation. Maybe it was also a change in the mentality of the team. The players proved that this was the best way. We often talk about tactics or a club's DNA... The truth is that soccer has changed in fifteen or twenty years. I started my career in 1993 or 1994 when Brazil won its fourth World Cup. Most of the teams were playing 4-4-2 with two midfielders who were only playing 4-4-2. Afterwards, with the evolution, the players went faster and there were fewer spaces so we moved back the number 10's like Luka Modric or Toni Kroos. They are ten but they are slower players in a faster soccer so we moved them back a notch so that they could see the game in front of the game and have a better possession. Since 2013 or 2014, there are other changes. Why do we have goalies like now? Guardiola did that first. Before, when we gave the ball to the goalkeeper, he would close his eyes and release it right away. Nowadays, to have possession, you have to be able to get out of the dry cleaners. Now you give the ball to the goalkeeper and he clears it away and you have a chance to play but it's dangerous because it's close to your goal. Today when you come out from behind you have to have a goalie who has the courage to play. The coach has to tell him that it's not his fault if he misses. In Lyon, Anthony Lopes has already made a lot of progress in this respect. The defenders are going to play too. Today when you attack and you lose the ball, you shouldn't be in a state of mind. It's right away, the one who lost and the two or three players next to him must try to get the ball back immediately. Otherwise you have to rebuild from behind each time. It's something you don't do because it's hard to do. If you are a second late or a partner doesn't recover, your opponent gains confidence and you are forced to run 60 meters behind. Today, it's still not ideal. We need to do more about that. Another important thing is on the stopped balls and we are weak on that. It's not only a problem of the shooter but also the synchronization with the players in the surface and the desire to win the duels. This sector proves that we are too nice because we have to have the desire to win the duels to score.
Will Memphis Depay go to Barça?
We haven't officially received anything for Memphis. So far we haven't received a proposal for Memphis. Before his cruciate ligament injury, President Jean-Michel Aulas made a lot of effort and made him a proposal to extend his stay. But we have respected Memphis' wishes, who said "I have a headache, I want to concentrate on my recovery, I want to play the Euro". There was no Covid yet, so those were his plans. We respected, we chose to wait a little before seeing. But you know how soccer is and when a 26-year-old player is at the end of his contract and there is a club like Barça behind it, one of the biggest teams in the world, it makes a player dream. I would say that today, Memphis Depay is in a strong position because he is at the end of his contract. If a proposal arrives from Barcelona, we will have to think about it. But today we're also able to keep Memphis sporty and use him until the end of the season before losing him free because he won't want to prolong it. This is what is in the balance now. Do we keep Memphis until the end of the season and he helps us as the captain and the talented player that he is? He brings us to the best possible position in the championship. Or do we accept a transfer and take the money to make other investments? These are the questions we ask ourselves but we don't have the 100% answer.
There is no chance that it will be extended?
For us there is the interest to extend it. The president is capable of making the effort. But what I sense from Memphis is that it's going to be difficult. That's my feeling after talking with him.
Has Memphis Depay asked to open the door or to negotiate a departure to Barça?
He hasn't asked for anything. Before he left for the national team, I asked him about Barça. I asked if he had received any calls, he said no. He said no, no calls. But speaks. Koeman is the coach so maybe it's going to happen. We don't know. It's not easy. It's not Barça's question because the president is ready to face it and that reassures us a little bit. But hey...of course the player is in a position of strength.
Have you made any progress on the departures of Aouar and Dembélé?
We haven't received anything officially. They are players from whom we have received calls but no official offer. They are very valuable players. Houssem knows the house well, he's been with us for a long time, we saw at the Final 8 what he was able to do when he's really focused on the game. I wouldn't say the door is open, but we risk losing Houssem and Moussa of course. But for sure we're not going to lose all three at the same time. We already have files behind us, I'm open to explain everything in the best possible way. I'm not going to give names behind, we have players of the same level or maybe who are more ambitious to continue at home.
We have 28 players today to play in League 1 and it's not easy to manage all that. We play next Friday in Bordeaux, we have the match on Tuesday in Montpellier, we receive Nimes on Friday. We're going to have three games in one week, so Rudi will rotate the squad. From the moment you play one match per weekend for 38 days, you'll have a typical team. We need others to make the difference, we have 5 changes, but we need a state of mind, players who are there for that. But 28 players is too many.
So they won't be replaced?
Some won't. Marçal is gone but we have Joakim (Andersen), Jason (Denayer), Marcelo and Sinaly (Diomandé). There is Cenk (Ozkacar) which is a project that Bruno Cheyrou presented to us. We don't know if we'll keep it but it's a player with a future. There is Leo Dubois on the right side, Rafael and Tete (Rafael left the club this Tuesday afternoon). On the other side, we have Youssouf Koné, Melvin Bard and Maxwell who gives satisfaction. The middle is Bruno, Thiago, Jean Lucas who didn't have much opportunity but Rudi believes in him. There is Maxence who is a very important player, Jeff despite all his problems last year, we believe in his talent. We must not forget that we recruited Tino Kadewere, we believe in him a lot and we have Moussa in front, there is Karl, Rayan. I don't think that's going to happen (to lose the 3 players). But if it happens, we will replace them. If there is only one start or two, we don't know yet.
An offer from Arsenal with Guendouzi for Aouar?
I get along very well with the sports director. We spoke on the phone. He is really appreciated by Arteta. There have been some discussions for Matteo who is also a good player. He was mentioned during the discussion. But it's not the profile we need, we were very clear. If it's like that, we're not interested in it at all, that's what we stopped.
After that, I called his agent, we talked, I called Vincent Ponsot too, I explained everything. That's where it stopped. I also called Houssem's brother with whom I get along well. I called them both to explain my exchange.
Houssem is younger than Memphis, he's from the house, his entourage knows all about Olympique Lyonnais. I get along very well with his brother Brahim. With his agent they told me 'we leave him alone, he's still young', we don't talk too much with him about that, I help him with his game like Rudi and the staff do. For the transfer you speak with us directly. With Houssem, I talked very little about leaving.
Marçal was at the end of his contract, he came to see me, he came to see the coach. He told me 'Juni, it's an opportunity, I'm not going to extend my contract because you didn't offer to extend it, it's an opportunity for me'. Finally we discussed with the president and we reached an agreement.
(Houssem) He has a very important contract with us, we have to think about that. It's not the OL of 20 years ago, today the club has the capacity to make good contracts, it's one of the best contracts in the club. It is respectful towards the institution also because this is where it started. It is intelligent, it is rather easy to settle. But maybe in a couple of weeks, I'll tell you differently with the deal coming to an end, maybe he's going to have his head spinning. My concern with him is that he's keeping his mind set for the games that are coming up, that's the most important thing. He's got Covid, he's going to start again in 12 days with the squad because of the quarantine.
There is an interest from Manchester City and the PSG?
I think it went directly to the agents. We haven't been contacted directly. Maybe Vincent Ponsot was contacted with Manchester City, I'm not sure. It's like that with these two teams, they are two huge teams that play to win the C1 every year, they have the capacity for that and that makes every player dream. I don't know if Houssem is ready to change his plans for a big League 1 team like PSG; for City, of course Guardiola likes the player but is this the profile they are looking for today? We don't know either and we haven't received an official offer.
What about Moussa Dembélé?
Moussa is young, he still has room for improvement, he has an enormous physical capacity. He's someone who is really attracted to goals, he's capable of scoring a lot of goals but he sometimes lacks a little bit of concentration. We will have to improve at this level, he dreams of making the national team. He has been pre-selected several times, I think he will make it, with Giroud it's a possibility for Didier Deschamps. He's a forward in the profession, he's easy to manage so far. For me, it's interesting from a sporting point of view that he stays with us, that he continues to progress, that he puts himself at the disposal of the staff, without a ball a little more than what he used to do before because he's capable of doing it. If he progresses, perhaps his value will be greater than it is now.
Can we imagine a return of Umtiti?
That's not our level of contract. Most of these players... In January, I called Alexandre Lacazette to discuss a little bit with him because he had some problems with Arsenal and I said: 'Why not a six-month loan with us where you will have fun, play every game and score goals like you know how to do? And then you go back to Arsenal or somewhere else. But from the moment you look at the contract level of these players, like at Juventus or Barça, it's not for us today. Today, we have to tell the truth, we can't pay the salary of an Umtiti. But if the player is looking for a project, if he makes an effort with perhaps a longer contract, if he wants to go home, then I'll go and look for him right away.
Can he be receptive to that? Have you presented this project to him?
We haven't gotten that far.
Have you tried Thiago Silva?
I dreamed. (Laughs.) I tried to reach him several times. I talked a little bit with his agent at first but I understood right away that it was impossible. For me, Thiago Silva is still one of the best defenders in the world, we saw it with the final he made, and I dreamed about these players. I could tell him: 'Play 22 games, stay with us for two years and then maybe we can find something for you here to start a new life'. I thought about it and I talked to President Aulas about it and told him that maybe such a project could be interesting for him because he is passionate about soccer. But it was not possible for us. The supporters sometimes think that we don't do things but we tried because I thought it could really do us good.
What is the situation with Jeff Reine-Adélaïde after his interview where he complained?
First of all, it was a surprise for us because we had never discussed these things with him before. If we thought that Houssem could leave and we had Jeff in our squad who wasn't playing with his crusader injury, you don't need to go looking for someone else. You have Maxence Caqueret who can also take over from Houssem and become a more offensive player than what he is for the moment, what he is capable of being. So it wasn't planned and we were surprised. But when things like that happen, you have to breathe, you have to analyze things. I spoke with his brother again yesterday and I think it was an incredible lack of experience. You can talk and say you're not happy, it happened to us when we were gamblers, but that's the way to talk... You can criticize something at a time but you can't touch the institution. You can criticize something at one moment but you can't touch the institution. From the moment you criticize the institution, more important things happen behind it, with the supporters who are not happy and put even more pressure on you. Jeff is not a bad person, not at all, and I had a very good relationship with him. We exchanged messages this morning and we'll see each other this afternoon. I think it's easy to work it out. He himself knows that he went a bit far, that he was angry because Houssem was not ready to play against Dijon, he thought it would be him but Rudi decided to play in 3-4-3, to change a bit to play with three forwards. Just needed a little more patience. Sometimes, especially nowadays, players think that being a substitute in two or three games is a bit humiliating, as if you lose a bit of your value. But that's really not it.
Mentalities are changing, young people see themselves as better than those around them...
That's just it. That's exactly what it's all about. You have to be calm, you have to know how to choose the right words to speak. As I say, and it's true, it doesn't bother me. I've already said this: if you don't want to say hello, that's fine, but never forget that we both have the same goal, which is to win in the end. We have the same goal. Even if we don't get along very well together, from the moment you put on the jersey and go out on the field, you forget everything and you give everything for the club.
Especially after having spent a lot of money on him and having given him a substantial salary .
That's it. I spoke with his brother about that. Why would we invest 25 million on a player and not believe in him? It doesn't make sense.
The objective is that he stays? We saw an interest from Rennes...
Yes. It can happen. From the moment a player says he wants to leave, I'm honest, there are calls, even if there hasn't been a concrete proposal. But his departure is not planned. He is under contract. He's been here for a year, but how many months has he been playing with us after all? Four months. Then he had his injury and the Covid. Now he's coming back. It wasn't planned. I don't want to advance myself 100%, not to be accused of lying afterwards, but letting him go is not in our heads.
We feel anxiety among the supporters who hear about many departures but no arrivals. Are there going to be arrivals and how many?
It's not about arrivals because when you say you want to buy a player, other clubs come behind and the price goes up. Of course we already have files, I wouldn't say advanced but...
*Like Facundo Pellistri, the Uruguayan prospect? *
Him, I can talk about it because it's already too much out there. I like this player, I like his profile because he's 18 years old, he's a young Uruguayan with a European passport, which means he doesn't take a place as a non-EU player. I also like the state of mind of Uruguayans and I'm looking for profiles like that. He's a corridor player but also works defensively, he already has experience because being a regular at Penarol at 18 is not easy. I've played there several times and it's a very violent championship. And at 18, he's a great player. But it's not an easy case because there are a lot of clubs behind it. Penarol doesn't give up easily. Instead, they're looking for a partner who will sell the player. Maybe we're in a strong position because it's more interesting to sell to a club like us, where the player has the possibility to be sold afterwards, whereas if he goes directly to a club like City or United... In fact, Diego Forlan was the coach before, and since he played at United, there were apparently discussions with Manchester. In any case, it's a profile that I like very much, yes, even if today we have a lot of players in this position, including Rayan Cherki, but it's a bit like the DNA of the OL to invest in young people like him. We continue to talk about him but we don't know if it will happen.
OL sold Gouiri to Nice, Kalulu too, and OL is looking for a central defender and an offensive player. Do you regret it? Do you understand the regrets of the Lyon fans?
There are no regrets now, but maybe in a year's time we will have some. These are two different issues. Amine was compared to the new Benzema and we believed in him because of his talent. But he got his injury at the crusaders and it took a little time for him to recover his place. Afterwards, in the big teams, there is always a lot of competition in attack. There was a lot for him and he didn't have a lot of playing time so we thought about lending him out. A lot of clubs were in the ranks. We thought he would be able to play, show what he can do and then come back to us and win. That was our idea. But Amine was a little disappointed, a little vengeful, and he told us: 'I don't want to be loaned out, you transfer me for good or I won't leave'. We were in a bit of trouble and we didn't want to hurt the player, who grew up with us. You have to have respect too. The fans sometimes saw him playing with the reserves and scoring two or three goals, but you can't compare him with the pros, even though he started the season well. In any case, he has everything he needs to have a great career.
People don't necessarily understand, we often talk about a player's lack of respect towards a club but not enough about the opposite, there the respect is mutual...
That's what it's all about. Amine is a little shy but we talked several times. He's a very nice person, polite, and he said he didn't want to be lent. That put us in a bit of trouble and after the Covid, Nice arrived and made a proposal. We knew that the supporters were not going to be happy with this decision to let him go but we are also there, unfortunately for some, to make decisions. Did we take the right one or the wrong one? We'll know in a few years from now how he's progressing. And I hope that we will say yes. Because if we say that we took the wrong decision, it is because Amine will have succeeded and that is what I wish him. For Pierre, I assume that maybe it was a mistake on our part. Maybe we took too long to sign his first contract. We had to sign Pierre at the same time as we signed Melvin Bard or Maxence Caqueret, they were a bit of the same generation, but for Pierre there were discussions between the reserve coaches and us to find out what his position really was. In the end, I had a doubt about defence, also because he was too nice. A defenceman who is too nice, either you're Thiago Silva or you're not going to play. It's not going to work unless you're huge like Thiago Silva or Marquinhos, even if Marquinhos is not a nice guy like Thiago. (Laughs.) Afterwards, we said to ourselves: 'Maybe Rafael and Kenny Tete will leave because they are in their last year of contract, so we have the solution: Kalulu replacing Léo Dubois in the position of right-back'. We called his daddy, I talked a lot with him, Tony Parker intervened, the president too, and we made a better proposal than Milan but once again, the player was spiteful. It's the young people. Because we didn't value him enough, he didn't want to step back and say he wanted to stay. We tried a lot but he decided to go to Milan, which is a very great team. But I don't know if it was the right decision for him.
Will Lyon continue to train quality young people so that it can continue to prosper economically, since the salaries of the big players are unattainable?
We have to, yes. That's one of the first things the president told me. I know that it is also what made the club grow. But it's impossible to bring out two or three regular players to your club every year. There are two stages in a career, that's what I tell the young people I have the opportunity to talk to. The first is to succeed in signing your first pro contract and make it to the first team. And some of them stop there after that. The second step is the hardest one, which is to settle down with the pros, to be a really important player in a team that you're on as a pro. That's the hardest step because there's pressure all around. The fans judge you differently when you're with the youngsters than when you're with the pros. The same goes for the media. Some of them are very strong with the youngsters but they can't do it with the pros. Others are not so good with the youngsters but manage to play with the pros. There are no rules or anything you have to do to make sure you can train the kids well. In our country, we always have to think about training young people. We need that and that's what our supporters are asking for, so we're going to continue to do it. Now, there is another generation coming up behind us. It's hard to name names because sometimes you forget one and it will affect a little one who will not be motivated afterwards. But we will always think about that, of course. If Léo, Rafael and Kenny leave, we will see if we have options at home, because we know we already have some. We're always going to think about that and invest in it. There's Maxence who's starting today, Melvin and Rayan who played .
Do you have the idea of bringing Benzema back with a project in the coming years?
It's our dream to see Karim finish with us. Today, he is still very successful. It's interesting, even for him, if he agrees to come back, not to really reach the descending phase, but I think he's someone who pays a lot of attention to him physically and who has important physical capacities. It's everyone's dream here to see him come back to us to do maybe two seasons, play the Champions League with us, score goals, help us get good results, be a leader, wear the armband, bring all his experience with his four wins in C1, of which he is one of the top scorers. Are we going to succeed or not? I don't know. Of course, we'll have to make an effort because we can't pay the salary he earns at Real Madrid. We are waiting for the right moment. We played together, I met him when he came to the pros at the age of 17, we got along very well unlike what people thought at the time and I think I helped him a lot with the discussions we had at the time. He's someone with incredible talent. With his whole history, it's a dream for us.
Do you have a career plan for the position of sporting director, like a player can do?
That's a good question. My daughter asked me last night if I would see myself afterwards in another city. My plan, honestly, is to spend a minimum of five years here and succeed in helping the club to have good results, to get more young people out and to have a team where many of them play, but especially to be able to play several seasons in the Champions League and dream of being able to win a trophy. Today, the closest one, even if it is difficult, is the French Cup. This year, and the players know about it, the goal is to come back to C1, so you have to finish in the first three. You're arguing this with Lille, Rennes, Nice, Marseille or Monaco, opponents who are also capable of finishing in the top three even if I leave Paris aside. The goal is this: to help the club to continue to grow and to be able to do a job in the medium and long term. Maybe it won't last long, but I also hope that it may last longer. The goal is to settle down for the long term.
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2020.09.08 23:30 GreekAlphabetSoup [GAME THREAD] Our Milwaukee Bucks (1-3) “host” the Miami Heat (3-1) in Orlando for game five of their eastern conference semifinals playoff series - 09/08/2020


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National TV TNT
Local TV None (?)
Radio 620 AM/103.3 FM WTMJ (Milwaukee), WAXY 790 AM / S: WRTO MIX 98.3 FM (Miami), BMO Harris Bucks Radio Network
Location (Livestream of Fiserv Forum) The Field House, Orlando, Florida, United States of America, Earth
Weather 79°F (26°C) - thunderstorms

Projected starting lineups and roster information

Position Bucks Heat
PG #6 Eric Demetrick “Aqua Dagger” Bledsoe Jr. #7 Goran Dragić
SG #0 Donte "The Big Ragu" DiVincenzo #55 Duncan Robinson
SF #9 Wesley Joel “Iron Man” Matthews Jr. #22 Jimmy Butler III
PF #22 James Khristian “Khris” “Kha$h Money” Middleton #99 Corey Jae Crowder
C #11 Brook Robert “Splash Mountain/Brookie The Wookie/BroLo/Muscle Comb” Lopez #13 Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo
HC Michael Vincent “Not a Potato” Budenholzer Erik Jon Spoelstra
Bucks Full roster and stats
Heat Full roster and stats

Injury report and roster notes

Team Player Position Note
MIL Deer W Active (alive and well)
MIL Bench Mob W Active (as always)
MIL #34 Giannis Sina Ougko “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo F Questionable Out (right ankle; sprain)
MIA #30 Chris Silva Obame Correia “Double Silva” (?) Silva F Out (left pubic bone; stress fracture)
MIA #99 Corey Jae Crowder F Questionable (left ankle; sprain)
MIA #14 Tyler Christopher Herro G Questionable (right hip; bruise)
MIA #9 Kelly Tyler Olynyk F-C Questionable (right knee; bruise)


Team Jersey
Bucks “association” white jerseys
Heat “icon” black jerseys


Team Mascot
Bucks Bango
Heat Robin’s next victim


Official Rank/position
#19 James Capers Crew Chief
#58 Josh Tiven Referee
#71 Rodney Mott Umpire
#46 Ben Taylor Alternate
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Dedric Taylor Replay Center


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2020.09.07 00:37 battles [MATCH THREAD] Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution

This match is on WGN and ESPN+
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Our Line up
Their Line up
Hot Time's Preview
00:01 CF97 Kick off!
02:42 Calvo and Pineda caught way forward, Calvo gives it away, Bunbury runs onto a pass from Buksa, GOAL! Rev. score (1-0)
06:42 Head injury, a pause to check Bunbury
09:00 Navarro gets a lecture for his overly enthusiastic run on Turner
11:10 A cross from Navarro, Collier with the header, SHOT! Save by Turner.
14:09 Sekulic to Frankowski, and his cross is cleared out the back, CK from Medran hit to the spot SHOT! Gaston just wide with the header.
20:30 Frankowski is out wide and unmarked, he dribbles down, passes it into the box, Nacho has a clumsy touch, CK, Medran has a crack, Navarro has a SHOT, it falls to Herbers, SHOT! GOAL! (1-1)
23:10 Rev with a FK from a dangerous position, Sekulic clears it, a throw now for Rev, no business
26:30 Buksa has a SHOT from distance, never a threat
28:45 Nacho with a mazey run in the box, he goes down, was there a foul? no call
32:00 Frankowski plays a ball into the path a sprinting Sekulic, he falls in the box, no call... a bit of jersey tugging
34:00 Herbers is fouled by Fagundez, FK, from the right side of the box, near the sideline, Medran, to the far post, cleared out, no business
42:20 Navarro gets excessively whistled by the ref...
43:16 Herbers makes space, then tees it up for a closing Herbers, just outside the box, SHOT! saved by Turner
45:59 Sekulic tees up Medran, SHOT! just wide... should have done better 45:00+1 Half Time
SUB Kessler for Mlinar
45:01 Collier dribbling hard down the center of the pitch, has a SHOT! up over!
46:45 Revs have it, a pass from Bunbury to Bou, SHOT! wide.
48:10 Long ball from Calvo to Navarro, Bye levels him... how is that not a card... FK, Medran to the near post, Sekulic, SHOT! poor... a real chance.
49:45 Nacho crosses to Herbers, who plays it back across, Bye clears it out the end line. CK, Gaston to take, Collier gets a lecure from the ref, now the take, near post, Calvo, SHOT! just over the bar
53:20 Bunbury SHOT!? Goal! (2-1) Is it a cross? Bobby Shuttleworth caught out no matter what it was
56:00 SUB Penilla on for McNamara
57:00 SUB Beric for Herbers, Polster took a ball to the face, head injury check
62:30 Medran is fouled, 20 yards out from goal, FK, Medran to take, SHOT! Save by Turner
63:40 Corner, Gaston to take, cleared out to Navarro... he has a SHOT! that is in the parking lot
65:00 an Offside call so slow that CF97 were already attacking in the other direction when the whistle was blown
66:20 Nacho trips over the ball, back out to Medran, long to Beric, CK, Gaston to take, no business
68:15 Djordje on for Collier, Collier looks very tired, Caldwell for Fagundez for the Rev
70:00 Medran is down in the box, looks like he pulled the pizza puff, no it is his leg, running it off now
72:50 a great cross from Aliseda, Frankowski's header back across finds Navarro, who loses another ball to the parking lot gremlins
SUB Buchanan for Buksa, Rowe for Polster
77:45 Djordje and Bye up for a 50/50, Djordje rag dolls in a weird way, but recovers quickly
81:20 FK for the Rev deep on our Left, almost on frame, CK now, cleared out the end by Djordje, CK, dribbled out by Medran
86:50 Navarro fouls Bunbury, with no call, Bunbury has been pushing him around all night, maybe it's karma
88:20 SUB Guitierrez for Medran, John B for Frankowski
91:20 Revs have a SHOT!, Shuttleworth saves, going the other way no, a THROW, no business
90:+4 Full time Revs 2 CF97 1
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