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NCAA Softball tournament started this weekend. Was too busy to post an alert ahead of time. NCAA Softball is a blast. Crowds are really fun for whoever hosts the regional. 

It’s a little bit like women’s hoops from 10 years ago or so where there is not as much parity. The top teams (Oklahoma is looking to four-peat, Texas is the top seed, the rest of the top 10 are usually SEC and Big 12 and PAC-12) ads so much better than the rest of the field.  It softball, like baseball, has enough random chaos that it evens out a little bit. 

The darling of the tournament this year are Southland Conference champs Southeastern Louisiana, who are making their first appearance in school history. They’re a team built on getting on base and then stealing bases. Their coach calls set pieces like a basketball time out play. They best Clemson yesterday to get to the winner’s bracket. Then they gave national power Alabama FITS. 1-0 Tide in the sixth (they only play 7 innings) runners on first and third. They did the play where the runner in first goes to steal second but intentionally falls between the bases. Alabama flubbed how to handle it, so the tying run scored and somehow the girl who fell also ended up safe st second. Lions lost it in extra innings but that game was a thriller.

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Joey Chestnut has been banned from the 2024 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest.  

He was banned for taking an endorsement deal with Impossible Foods.  He'd won 16 of the last 17 contest, including the last 8 straight, and has the competition's record at 75.  

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29 minutes ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

Joey Chestnut has been banned from the 2024 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest.  

He was banned for taking an endorsement deal with Impossible Foods.  He'd won 16 of the last 17 contest, including the last 8 straight, and has the competition's record at 75.  

They won't do it but that whole event needs some changes, get rid of letting them separate the dog from the bun and dunking the bun in water, have them eat the hot dogs like normal humans do.

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59 minutes ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

Joey Chestnut has been banned from the 2024 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest.  

He was banned for taking an endorsement deal with Impossible Foods.  He'd won 16 of the last 17 contest, including the last 8 straight, and has the competition's record at 75.  

Wasn't that a similar reason to why they banned Takeru Kobayashi?

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Yeah it does seem like the thing Kobayashi issue was that he wanted to get some money outside of the brand.  I just think it is funny that it is an argument over Impossible Hot Dogs which is plant based and Nathan's hot dogs where frankly if you told me that it was made out of feet and ass part it wouldn't shock me.

I don't mind the sogging the dogs in the water but for fuck sake can we ban flavored drinks from it.  After dipping 20 or 30 dogs in some fruit punch drink, their months and lips looks like they had to put razor blades on their tongue while eating it 

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Britain's Mark Cavendish has just made history, his 35th Tour de France stage win. He tied the record but now has it to himself. Mark has also overcome depression and injuries. Congratulations!

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GRAPHIC REAL CRIME WARNING:

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  • The three women killed in a crossbow attack in Bushey, near Watford, are Carol Hunt, the wife of BBC Racing radio commentator John Hunt, and two of their daughters

  • The victims are aged 25, 28 and 61, police say

  • Officers were called to Ashlyn Close in Bushey, Hertfordshire, just before 19:00 on Tuesday

  • Police are continuing their manhunt for suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, and have appealed directly for him to make contact

  • They believe the attack was targeted and carried out with a crossbow, as well as possibly other weapons

This is awful. I don't like horse racing yet I like John Hunt's commentary. My condolences to John's family.

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On 7/10/2024 at 3:11 PM, The Natural said:

GRAPHIC REAL CRIME WARNING:

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  • The three women killed in a crossbow attack in Bushey, near Watford, are Carol Hunt, the wife of BBC Racing radio commentator John Hunt, and two of their daughters

  • The victims are aged 25, 28 and 61, police say

  • Officers were called to Ashlyn Close in Bushey, Hertfordshire, just before 19:00 on Tuesday

  • Police are continuing their manhunt for suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, and have appealed directly for him to make contact

  • They believe the attack was targeted and carried out with a crossbow, as well as possibly other weapons

This is awful. I don't like horse racing yet I like John Hunt's commentary. My condolences to John's family.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c72vlq5l6n4o

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