US House Representative Mark Walker introduces legislation to force NCAA to allow athletes to retain NIL rights

US House Representative Mark Walker introduces legislation to force NCAA to allow athletes to retain NIL rights

Submitted by stephenrjking on March 14th, 2019 at 7:21 PM

Try to keep other politics out of this.

I was torn about this bill. On the one hand, I agree with its premise: I believe athletes should retain Name-Image-Likeness (NIL) rights to do things like endorsements. 

On the other, I am very uncomfortable with government getting involved in the rules of sports leagues.

Cord Cutting update / thoughts

Cord Cutting update / thoughts

Submitted by Bluegriz on March 13th, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Every couple years I look at cord cutting and I still haven't actually done it yet. Wanted to share my thoughts and ask folks if they are in the same spot or if there's something I'm missing.

I live in West Michigan and use AT&T Uverse for TV and Internet.  Currently the lowest tier TV package that includes sports channels is $115 and bundled unlimited internet is an extra $30. Total of $145 + tax.

For internet-only service, the choices are:

O/T: Talking Cars Tuesday: How long till electrics?

O/T: Talking Cars Tuesday: How long till electrics?

Submitted by JFW on March 12th, 2019 at 12:05 PM

After 10 years or so MgoCar is starting to rust out; so I'm in the market for a new one probably next fall after I retire some debt. I'm hoping for a Taurus, because I'm old, and like me my car's trunks have gotten progressively larger over the years. With my cars at least, I like that fact. 

But it got me thinking. I'm going to buy used (I always do, just my philosophy. YMMV) so I always get cars a bit behind the tech curve. But if I keep this car as long as the last one what will the automotive market look like in 2029?

OT:Don't look now, but the Pistons are HOT

OT:Don't look now, but the Pistons are HOT

Submitted by Hotel Putingrad on March 6th, 2019 at 10:17 PM

So after spotting the Timberpups a 13-point lead after one tonight, Detroit outscored them by 30 the rest of the way. 

They are 9-2, best record in the league the past month. Jettisoning Stanley Johnson and giving Luke Kennard his minutes, along with having TWO healthy point guards , has done wonders for this team's offensive efficiency.

They are now the sixth seed, above .500, and likely facing a very winnable first-round matchup with the Victor Oladipo-less Pacers.

There may yet be some excitement this spring at Dough Louis Arena!

A Comprehensive Ranking of Overtime Formats in Major Team Sports

A Comprehensive Ranking of Overtime Formats in Major Team Sports

Submitted by stephenrjking on March 5th, 2019 at 3:50 AM

You are on the edge of your seat. The clock dwindles toward zero. The game is on the line.

Every play

Every pitch

Every shot

Every moment

All of it, charged with anxiety and intensity. The last efforts to win or to hold a lead, futile. And then you hear that word that induces excitement and terror:

“Overtime”

M Softball legend Sierra Romero (and her sister) will try out for Team Mexico

M Softball legend Sierra Romero (and her sister) will try out for Team Mexico

Submitted by rposly on March 4th, 2019 at 1:57 PM

M softball upsets #2 UCLA, 3-1.

M softball upsets #2 UCLA, 3-1.

Submitted by snowcrash on March 1st, 2019 at 7:15 PM

The Bruins came in 16-0 but got shut down by Meghan Beaubien: she allowed just 3 hits (all singles) and did not walk or hit a batter. M got just 4 hits and a HBP, but they strung them together for 3 runs in the 6th inning. M moves up only to 7-8 but if this game was close to the new (old?) norm for Beaubien there shouldn't be too many more losses this year.