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  1. Mr. Conehead

    SW Rise of Skywalker

    While the prequels had many problems, there was definitely a story line there that progressed from A to B to Z. The biggest problem in my view is that Disney tried 'experimenting' with different ideas, different writers, and different directors with very little coordination between the 3. I...
  2. Mr. Conehead

    SW Rise of Skywalker

    Leaks of the initial Colin Trevorrow's Episode IX, "Duel of the Fates" have begun to hit the internet... https://www.forbes.com/sites/danidiplacido/2020/01/15/colin-trevorrows-alternative-script-to-star-wars-episode-ix-offers-a-tantalizing-glimpse-at-what-could-have-been/#5e0a30405064
  3. Mr. Conehead

    Astros Punishment Handed Down

    Cora's gone. No surprise there. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28485788/alex-cora-red-sox-manager-following-sign-stealing-scandals I don't often agree with a lot of what ESPN published; but, I do agree that MLB is targeting who they are going after without spreading the blame to those...
  4. Mr. Conehead

    USMNT Falling

    Ah, so they are single games at a 'neutral' site? I did not catch that, apologies. Nevertheless, getting points against Mexico will be difficult and a USMNT MLS heavy team will have problems with a Costa Rica team. In any toruanent with more than one pool, CONCACAF should never put the US and...
  5. Mr. Conehead

    Astros Punishment Handed Down

    Cora is a deadman walking after MLB handed down a yearlong suspension to two gusy who were not directly involved in this fiasco. Boston media is already talking about replacement canidates. I'm not even sure if Cora will be the Red Sox manager when MLB releases that report. Of even greater...
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    USMNT Falling

    From what I read, there are two pools, A and B, with the top two finishers in each pool advancing to the playoffs with the semifinal winners both advancing. With arguably the 3 (Mexico, Costa Rica, USA) of the top 4 teams in the 8-team group dropped intot eh same pool, its going to be very...
  7. Mr. Conehead

    Americans Abroad

    Haven't seen this name in ages. While things have not worked out well for the kid, he's only 22 and maybe he can turn things around in New York by first staying healthy. https://www.espn.com/soccer/story/4031721/new-york-city-fc-signs-former-arsenal-teen-gedion-zelalem
  8. Mr. Conehead

    Is the Patriots dynasty over?

    Julian needs to cut back on the juice in the off-season, I think. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28469633/julian-edelman-arrested-allegedly-jumping-car
  9. Mr. Conehead

    RIP Neil Peart - One of the Greatest

    Rush was at the old Harford Civic Center was my first concernt my sophmore year in high school. It was a great experience. RIP Niel.
  10. Mr. Conehead

    UConn Baseball 2020

    My boys have travel baseball tryouts (indoors) tonight (10U) and next Saturday (13U) and I was outside today on the local diamond in a t-shirt throwing BP and hitting grounders to them completely comfortable in North Jersey.
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    USMNT Falling

    That's why I would pick Sargent to start, even if he's not as expereced as Altidore. I like Sargent's engine, noce for the ball, and ability to annoy the heck out of center backs, though he does not have Altidore's passing ability yet. I would have Altidore as a 'supersub' off the bench for...
  12. Mr. Conehead

    USMNT Falling

    Hopes for the junior USMNT team making the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo just dimmed. https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states-u23/story/4030408/united-states-and-mexico-face-tough-olympic-qualifying-road-for-tokyo-2020 Group A: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, USA Group B: Canada, El...
  13. Mr. Conehead

    Will Norwich go the way of our ACC bid?

    I agree on Fairfield County and was surprised that the Bridgeport Bluefish (independent) folded as their stadium is being converted into a music venue. That said, for some reason, minor league teams struggle in Southern Connecticut, maybe because NYC is so close? Back in the day, I remember...
  14. Mr. Conehead

    The Red Sox are the new Patriots.

    I wonder if the Pats and the Sox worked together to get a group discount in camera equipment?
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    Will Norwich go the way of our ACC bid?

    I am not saying its wise for governments to help subsidize sports of any league and level nor that the owners can't fold a team. Just saying that with so much public money spent on these teams, primarily stadiums, a large, league-led consolidation of teams is going to generate considerable...
  16. Mr. Conehead

    Will Norwich go the way of our ACC bid?

    I can see your point. That said, these leagues and owners often come to public officials and beg (or demand if they already have a team and are using another city as leverage to get more money) in the form of tax incentives, municipal debt offerings, and outright cash payments to establish...
  17. Mr. Conehead

    NFL Football

    I would not call the AFC winner a SB lock. The Ravens beat the Niners in Baltimore on a last second field goal 20-17 and SF was without their biggest threat on offense, TE George Kittle, and were also missing their second best defensive lineman in Dee Brown. Also, as for a prior comment, the...
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    USMNT Falling

    Well, this Winter Camp has been shortened by a few days as the opportunity to practice in Qatar for a few days has been scrubbed due to obvious security concerns. Now, th team is just going to meet in LA for roughly a week it looks like...
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    USMNT Falling

    If he wants to look at even more junior MLS players, I can get that. But, then why on earth is Zardes on the roster? He's not young, USMNT should know what they are and are not getting with him, and he should shouldn't even get a sniff on being on the roster for Cup Qualifying. Plus, there...
  20. Mr. Conehead

    EPL Prediction time

    Finally, a solid game as the everyone committed to defense and kept a decent structure. Even with Aubameyang not playing well, they take 3 points in a convincing 2-0 win over a limping Man U squad.
  21. Mr. Conehead

    Giants

    While not as pronounced as MLB, a star NBA player can attain a higher level of exposure and money, especially off the court, playing for a large market team than he can at a small market team/ For example, Forbes projects that LeBron's potential net worth went up by about $170 Million when he...
  22. Mr. Conehead

    Giants

    Agree, keeping Gettleman on is asking for mistakes of the past. For example, no matter how good Jones and Barkley can be, without a competent O-Line, they're doomed. Oh, comparing Mara to the MSG's Dolan is wrong in my opinion. To me, they are exact opposites. Mara is too passive and lets...
  23. Mr. Conehead

    EPL Prediction time

    Argh, if Chelsea was going to beat Arsenal, I was hoping that Pulisic would be the cause if it; but, he wasn't even dressed for the game due to hammy injury he picked-up in practice. The match itself was not pretty; but, it had a lot of passion (8 yellow cards) and Arsenal played much better on...
  24. Mr. Conehead

    Giants

    The G-men need to address their coach and GM positions first before figuring out what do to in the draft.
  25. Mr. Conehead

    EPL Prediction time

    I wonder if he picked-up that habit playing for USMNT :rolleyes:
  26. Mr. Conehead

    SW Rise of Skywalker

    I agree, though I have red their back story is going to be covered in the comics with a story arc about Ben Solo's fall to Kylo Ren. The word 'Ren' apparently refers to a red-balded lightsaber. The movie also does not address if any of Luke's other students survived Ben's turn, by running from...
  27. Mr. Conehead

    EPL Prediction time

    Watched the Chelsea v Tottenham match today hoping to catch a glimpse of Pulisic. He did not see the pitch. Instead I saw a very choppy game where the student out-coached the master combined with a very shaky officiating crew led by Anthony Taylor. How did he originally call a foul on Alonso...
  28. Mr. Conehead

    SW Rise of Skywalker

    There were parts of Last Jedi I liked, parts I did not like. For example, I had no issue with Luke passing as it was going to happen at some point in the new trilogy Even his best Obi-Wan hermitage impression was OK as it added emotional weight to Ben Solo's fall. But, he needed to go out in...
  29. Mr. Conehead

    SW Rise of Skywalker

    I caught the movie tonight with my two sons. If this is indeed the last Star Wars movie for a while, I will miss the tradition of taking them every 2 years to a movie, especially because they maybe adults by the time a new movie comes out. I will not discuss any plot points at this time...
  30. Mr. Conehead

    Charlotte Lands MLS Team

    Tepper is getting $110 Million in tax breaks from Charlotte/Mecklenburg County to make 'improvements' to Bank of America Stadium (built in 1994) to get it ready to host a MLS team. This compares to $20 Million that Minnesota taxpayers paid for their franchise and $15 Million in tax breaks for...
  31. Mr. Conehead

    EPL Prediction time

    Well, looks like Arteta will be the Gunner's new manager. As I said before, he won't be successful unless there is at least a cultural shift above him. https://www.espn.com/soccer/arsenal/story/4015893/arteta-set-for-arsenal-job-on-three-and-a-half-year-deal-sources Oh, and if you play any...
  32. Mr. Conehead

    MLS 2019

    Well, it's official. Now, Charlotte just needs to put a logo, kit, and team together while modifying Bank of America stadium to host soccer events. I hope for Charlotte's sake, it works out...
  33. Mr. Conehead

    EPL Prediction time

    No argument there about Arsenal...
  34. Mr. Conehead

    OT Pats

    For a moment, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, which is a lot harder to do now that the actual tape and interaction with the security team was aired on Fox. That said, with their history, who in their right mind thought sending a camera guy to tape their Advance Scout at another team's...
  35. Mr. Conehead

    EPL Prediction time

    Whoever gets the gig, has a lot of work to do. From the top down, their needs to be an evaluation as to what Arsenal's culture is on and off the pitch.
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