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  1. Newman apparently has "serious, but non-life threatening injuries" It's miraculous.
  2. Jeez, Sancho has 12 goals in his last 14, but he's not the hottest player in the world, or even in the league, or EVEN ON HIS OWN TEAM... as Haaland now has 9 in six.
  3. I'm understanding of the situation. Would I prefer to have Mookie on my team in 2020 and beyond? Yes. To steal a popular line from a way back... "That's a clown question, bro". Mookie is one of the five best players in the league. He made the Red Sox better. He's going to make the Dodgers better. He'll make whatever team he's on in 2021 and beyond better. But it's like ripping off a band-aid. To be done cleanly, it had to be done quickly. This is not the result of John Henry suddenly deciding "Well, I don't want to spend any more money on the Red Sox." The years leading up to this had so many inflection points. There was so many times that the Sox could have faced the music and tried to set things up for a sustainable, successful future that were missed. For example, after the 2018 title, the Red Sox resigned Sale and Eovaldi for high value. The reason? There wasn't too much on the market, and Red Sox fans wouldn't accept stepping back after a season where they won the title. While Dombrowski's the one who did the move, Henry obviously had to sign off on it, and I'm betting that's a decision he's regretted bitterly. I've seen some Red Sox fans say "The difference between the Sox offer and Mookie's demand was $120 million. The Red Sox are worth five billion. PAY THE MAN HIS MONEY". Again, I have some sympathy for that view. But let's look at the situation as it stood this off season. If you pay Betts somewhere close to his 12/420 demand, you're not only adding 35 million a year in salary, but over the next three years, you're adding an extra $100 million in luxury tax payments and further crippling the farm system with Draft Pick Penalties. And to surround Betts with future players (because again, the farm system cupboard is pretty freaking bare without this trade, not ot mention any possible penalties if Cora is found to have brought the sign stealing system to the Sox) just keeps adding more and more and more and more. There has to be a point where even Billionaires can't countenance it. In Verdugo and Graterol, we get two top 100 prospects. This season was already treading downhill, thanks to injury concerns, especially when it comes to lack of pitching that can survive a season. Oh yeah, and the Sox don't have a manager, thanks to the Astros (and Red Sox) sign stealing controversies. That's why the over/under on the Sox 2020 season only went down ONE WIN (from 87.5 to 86.5) after trading a top 10 MVP candidate and a still pretty good (if injury risky and way overpaid) pitcher. It's not like John Henry hasn't had a record of bringing the Sox success. Four titles in fifteen years is something that just about any team in any sport would love to have. And being a fan of soccer, I have a somewhat similar situation to fall back on, and surprise it's a John Henry-owned team. Liverpool was forced to sell one of the best players in the world, to Barcelona, and a lot of people wondered if Liverpool would just simply become just another selling team when the big clubs called. Now they have the largest lead in Premier League history, are the champions of Europe (and the World), and look to go from strength to strength. Once it became clear that signing Mookie and keeping a championship-calibre team around him would require oh, say a spare half-billion or so (and that number would not go down, only UP), then it became time to face the music, take the medicine and try to set up something so that when we slide from the heights, we catch ourselves before it turns into a full fledged fall to the bottom, and start climbing back up. It sucks. It really does. I mean, we're talking about a player that did THIS in a meaningless end-season game last year. https://youtu.be/WQsd3QcLoIc?t=344 But there was really no good options here. edit: and I'd still have John Henry as my owner over just about any other owner our there. Think of it this way, we could be the Mets clown car of ownership.
  4. Largest lead in premier league history. amaaaazing,
  5. Haven't forgotten, but things have come up in real life, I need to ask Rippa and crew how they want to handle this (if they want to open a tourney time forum in here, etcetera)
  6. I can understand/forgive the Sox for looking to trade Mookie, the difference between offer and what the Player wants is... pronounced. (Sox offered 10/300. Betts wants 12/420, 420 Million that is, not 420.. oh you know)
  7. I used this site to bracket out the non-seeded teams, the team given a bye to the round of 32 on the bracket will play a seeded team) https://challonge.com/tournaments/bracket_generator?ref=eZmbBq8RMI Here we go: In the Madden Region 1 Madden Series vs Mutant League Hockey Blades of Steel vs Front Office Football 4 F-Zero vs 4D Boxing Indy 500 vs Track and Field 2 Tecmo Bowl vs Front Page Sports Baseball series NBA Live (Including Lakers vs Celtics ETC) vs Everybody's Golf 3 FIFA (EA Series) vs Pro Evolution Soccer Super Baseball 2020 vs Cyberball In the NBA 2K Region 1 NBA 2K series vs PGA Tour Golf/Tiger Woods Series (EA) NES Ice Hockey vs RBI Baseball 4 Punch Out!!! vs Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball Super Mega Baseball vs Hardball! 2 NHL Hockey Series (EA) vs Super Tennis (SNES) Road Rash vs Rocket League 3 Front Page Sports Football series vs Baseball Simulator 1.000 series Mario Kart vs 10-yard Fight In the NFL 2K Region 1 NFL 2K Series vs Double Dribble Ivan Stewart's Off-Road Racing vs Bases Loaded 4 Tony Hawk Pro Skater Series vs Formula One Racing Series Epyx "Games" series vs Gran Turismo 2 F-Zero vs 4th and Inches Nintendo World Cup vs RC Pro Am 3 MLB The Show vs Sensible Soccer NFL Blitz/Blitz The League series vs Baseball Stars series And finally, in the NCAA Football Region 1 NCAA Football (EA Series) vs Micro League Baseball Series ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing - Knockout Kings (EA) 4 Mutant League Football/Mutant Football League vs UFC Undisputed High Heat Baseball vs Virtua Tennis 2 NBA Jam vs Earl Weaver Baseball Arch-Rivals vs Super Monaco GP series 3 Football Manager vs Links Golf Series Micro Machines Madness vs Out of the Park Baseball Notes: No, I did not rig the draw to put FIFA and PES against each other. Wow. Talk about a tight matchup. I think that, Punch-Out! and Mutant Football are the only three seeds to be in true trouble in the round of 64.. Kinda Bizarre that out of the very few boxing games in the field, ABC Wide World of Sports and Knockout Kings got put against each other.
  8. Ok,. barring extreme circumstances (like I screwed up and put in a game in twice (don't laugh, I found two that I had double-booked!)). here's is your field of 64. Seeds are assigned on an extremely quick eyeball test. Seeds (16) (one per Pod of 4) 1 - Madden 2- NFL 2K 3- NCAA Football (EA) 4- NBA 2K 5- NHL (EA) 6- NBA Jam 7- F-Zero 8- Tecmo Bowl 9- FIFA (EA) 10 - MLB The Show 11- Football Manager 12- Front Page Sports Pro Football 13 - Punch-Out (Tyson/Super/Wii) 14- Mutant League Football 15- Tony Hawk Pro Skater 16- Ring King Non-seeded games (3 will go into each pod of 4 with a Seeded team) Double Dribble Micro League Baseball Blades of Steel Cyberball Rocket League Gran Turismo Front Office Football High Heat Baseball Earl Weaver Baseball Nintendo World Cup Epyx "Games" series (Summer/Winter/California) Track and Field OOTP Baseball Mutant League Hockey Indy 500 series (including the later nascar games they did) Formula 1 Game series RBI Baseball Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball PGA Tour Golf/Tiger Woods Everybody's Golf Super Monaco GP 2 NFL Blitz/Blitz The League NES Ice Hockey UFC Undisputed series (includes EA MMA) Arch Rivals Bases Loaded Links Golf Ivan Stewart's Off-Road Racing/Sprint series 10 Yard Fight Virtua Tennis Super Tennis (NES) Front Page Sports Baseball Series Pro Evolution Soccer Baseball Stars Series Baseball Simulator Series - Micro Madness RC Pro Am Super Mega Baseball Hardball 4th and Inches NBA Live series (includes Lakers vs Celtics etcetera) Road Rash series Knockout Kings - Fight Night Champions Sensible Soccer ABC Wide Wold of Sports Boxing 4D Boxing Mario Kart Series Super Baseball 2020
  9. Ok, updated: Removed the wrestling games and tried to add as many omissions as possible. I think we're close to locking down the field. Seeds (16) (one per Pod of 4) Madden NFL 2K NCAA Football (EA) Football Manager Front Page Sports Pro Football NBA Jam NBA 2K NHL (EA) MLB The Show Punch-Out (Tyson/Super/Wii) Mutant League Football FIFA (EA) Tecmo Bowl Tony Hawk Pro Skater F-Zero Ring King Non-Seed (48, Three per pod of 4) Double Dribble Micro League Baseball Blades of Steel Cyberball Rocket League Tony LaRussa Baseball Front Office Football High Heat Baseball Earl Weaver Baseball Nintendo World Cup Epyx "Games" series (Summer/Winter/California) Track and Field OOTP Baseball Baseball Stars Indy 500 series (including the later nascar games they did) Formula 1 Game series RBI Baseball Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball PGA Tour Golf/Tiger Woods Everybody's Golf Super Monaco GP 2 NFL Blitz/Blitz The League NES Ice Hockey UFC Undisputed series (includes EA MMA) Arch Rivals Super Spike Volleyball Links Golf Pro Evolution 10 Yard Fight Virtua Tennis Super Tennis (NES) Front Page Sports Baseball Series Pro Evolution Soccer Baseball Stars Series Baseball Simulator Series - ExciteBike RC Pro Am Super Mega Baseball Hardball 4th and Inches NBA Live series (includes Lakers vs Celtics etcetera) Road Rash series Knockout Kings - Fight Night Champions Sensible Soccer ABC Wide Wold of Sports Boxing 4D Boxing Mario Kart Series Super Baseball 2020
  10. Some good choices in there. I tried to think if Lakers vs Celtics and Team USA Basketball would count in the NBA EA series. Trying to figure if we drop the wrestling games if the omissions can fit in. Once we get a field laid out, I'll draw the matchups, if there's any interest in perhaps making a tournament forum.
  11. And Leicester drops all three to Burnley, to go with the two that Citeh dropped yesterday. Meanwhile, Liverpool is beating Man Yoo in the first 15 minutes. What's the earliest (realistically) mathematically it could be over?
  12. The Philadelphia Union U 12 team accepted an invite to a 7 on7 tournament in Brazil. REPEAT: THESE KIDS ARE U12
  13. Alright, this is what I came up with: Seeds (16) (one per Pod of 4) Madden NFL 2K NCAA Football (EA) Football Manager Front Page Sports Pro Football NBA Jam NBA 2K NHL (EA) MLB The Show Punch-Out (Tyson/Super,switch) Mutant League Football FIFA (EA) Tecmo Bowl Fire Pro Wrestling WWF No Mercy Tony Hawk Pro Skater Non-Seed (48, Three per pod of 4) Double Dribble Micro League Baseball Blades of Steel Cyberball NES Pro Wrestling Rocket League Tony LaRussa Baseball Front Office Football High Heat Baseball Earl Weaver Baseball Nintendo World Cup Epyx "Games" series (Summer/Winter/California) Track and Field OOTP Baseball Baseball Stars Indy 500 series (including the later nascar games they did) Formula 1 Game series RBI Baseball Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball PGA Tour Golf/Tiger Woods Everybody's Golf Smackdown Here Comes the Pain NFL Blitz/Blitz The League NES Ice Hockey UFC Undisputed series (includes EA MMA) Giant Gram 2K Super Spike Volleyball Links Golf Pro Evolution WWE 2K series Virtua Tennis Super Tennis (NES) Front Page Sports Baseball Series Pro Evolution Soccer Baseball Stars Series Baseball Simulator Series - ExciteBike RC Pro Am Super Mega Baseball Hardball 4th and Inches NBA Live series Road Rash series Knockout Kings - Fight Night Champions Sensible Soccer ABC Wide Wold of Sports Boxing 4D Boxing Mario Kart Series Any suggestions on what to add/what should miss out?
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