What, you think Stan Kroenke is just going to settle this thing easily? You can see the man's land holdings from space. He is used to getting his way.
This team could have a $200 million payroll. Maybe not every year, but it spend big from time to time. Let's not forget that DeWitt is sitting on a $1 billion franchise appreciation. He has invested heavily in the team and St. Louis and his return on revenue isn't as great as he could gain in other businesses, but come on.
That sounds about right. Once the novelty wears off, we'll see if off-brand, offseason football has any appeal. Remember that the Arena Football League was a thing for a while . . . and then it wasn't. It lasted a long while with heavy market turnover, but the XFL overhead will be much greater.
You always have a chance when you face the Pirates.
Not following that. I used to get worked up about the U.S. losing its global dominance in basketball. There was the Oscar Schmidt Fiasco. And, of course, I'm old enough to remember Russia stealing Olympic gold back in the day. But these days European basketball is very good and when you send a sort-of-star team to play a tourney these things can happen.
I'm not so worried about the playcalling as guys getting rag-dolled in the trenches and guys blowing open-field tackles left and right. Xs and Os can offset some athletic shortcoming, but it's the shortcomings that are most concerning. You can change the play calling and the scheming, but you still have the same guys getting swallowed up by blockers and they same guys bouncing off ballcarriers.
That would depend on the pitching matchup. Right now, Jack Flaherty would give the Cardinals an edge over the Cubs in a one-game playoff. But if he's not available for that game . . .
The Tiger keep fumbling the ball, throwing into coverage and blowing tackles in the open field.
Yelich would be valuable, of course. And odds are he would remain that way for a long time while a pitcher is more likely to get hurt or fade.
Martin has been lacking on the team health side. Had his best players stayed healthy, he would have two NCAA Tournament teams -- with the first one getting deeper into the bracket. He inherited rubble and reversed things quickly, despite being hindered by the program's pitiful fan support.
The younger Goldschmidt would be the team's star, but at this stage of his career he is just a very good player. This team has no superstars. On the pitching side, Flaherty has a chance to be that sort of guy.
Ever is a long time. As chat regulars now, I accept climate change as a real thing, so once the coastal cities are all gone and the population moves to the middle of the country, then this market could support another pro team.
Just arrest them and throw them in jail overnight. 99 percent of these people coming onto the field mean the players no harm.
I might die of a heart attack from shock.
Thomas could score 20 goals. Sundqvist could be a consistent 40-point guy. It's early to project such success for Sanford for Blair, but Kyrou has very high ceiling. In today's NHL, it would not be surprising to see him become a point-per-game player. That could take a few years, but he has those tools.
I don't sense any urgency from the team on that front. Like I noted earlier, it's easy to see the team taking a pass and letting their pile of young outfielders battle it out. This team has big money sunk in Carpenter to play part time and Mikolas to serve as a back-of-the-rotation pitcher, so there isn't as much flexibility as there should be.
Goldschmidt hasn't hit well overall in the No. 3 slot. But he is deemed the better overall hitter and as the No. 3 guy he will get more at bats than the No. 4 guy. But it's weird -- how often have these two guys been clicking at the same time this year?
I picked the Tigers for 8-4 and they can still get there by doing better in SEC play than I projected. But concern, again, is that a lot of guys just got manhandled by Wyoming. So what happens in SEC play?