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Freddie deBoer • 4855 implied HN points • 22 Jan 24
  1. Sports media can sometimes be toxic with aimless shouting and pointless provocations.
  2. Nick Wright exemplifies how sports media can corrupt individuals, where his persona often overshadows his potential thoughtful side.
  3. Wright's obsessive criticism and cruelty towards athletes, like Josh Allen and Nikola Jokic, stems from personal biases and a lack of accountability in the sports media industry.
JoeBlogs • 2437 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. Fame in baseball is based on recognition by many people, without judgment on worthiness.
  2. Different levels of fame scale in baseball include being a big-league starter (3), an All-Star (5), or an MVP candidate (7-8).
  3. Becoming a 9 or 10 on the fame scale in baseball often involves achievements, unique skills, force of personality, or charisma.
Erin In The Morning • 4127 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Yosha Iglesias is the first transgender woman to become an International Master in Chess.
  2. Her achievement is rare and serves as an inspiration for young trans women in the chess community.
  3. Yosha's victory highlights the importance of inclusivity, fighting sexism, and promoting LGBTQ+ rights in chess.
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Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) • 2220 implied HN points • 07 Feb 24
  1. In Irish Dance competitions, boys have demonstrated superior strength compared to girls.
  2. The governing body allowed a boy to compete in the Girls U14 category based on gender identity.
  3. There is a call for an 'open' category in Irish Dance competitions to ensure fairness for all competitors.
JoeBlogs • 2712 implied HN points • 25 Jan 24
  1. The CASEY Award is a prestigious honor for baseball books, with a history dating back to 1983.
  2. MLB sponsorship for the CASEY Award could be beneficial in promoting baseball literature.
  3. The list of past CASEY Award winners showcases a diverse range of baseball books over the years.
JoeBlogs • 3655 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. The author was born on the day of Super Bowl I, which shaped his childhood mythology.
  2. His father watched the Super Bowl instead of nervously awaiting his birth, influencing the author's love for sports.
  3. The author's grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, couldn't understand the author's passion for sports due to the circumstances of his birth.
JoeBlogs • 2319 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. The Detroit Lions suffered a heartbreaking loss in a game against the 49ers after leading 24-7 at halftime.
  2. Dan Campbell made three key coaching decisions in the second half that impacted the outcome of the game.
  3. The author reflects on the emotional impact of the game, mentioning a young woman crying and expressing deep empathy for Lions fans.
JoeBlogs • 2889 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. The past featured many consolation games and exhibition matches that crowned champions without being for meaningful championships.
  2. Players sometimes competed in consolation games for the extra money.
  3. Reflecting on whether the past system of consolation games was better than the current approach.
JoeBlogs • 2044 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. The game 'Choose the Hall of Famer' challenges perceptions about player value based on stats and accomplishments.
  2. Comparison between players like Jim Plunkett and Joe Namath shows that stats alone may not dictate Hall of Fame worthiness.
  3. Analyzing players like Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds reveals how defensive contributions can impact Hall of Fame considerations.
Silver Bulletin • 410 implied HN points • 18 Mar 24
  1. The 2024 March Madness predictions suggest Connecticut is the favorite to repeat as champs, but with only a 23% chance. Other top contenders include Purdue, Arizona, and Houston.
  2. The model used for the predictions is based on a composite of power ratings with adjustments for injuries and travel distance. It also considers preseason rankings to enhance predictive accuracy.
  3. The East region is highlighted as a chalky region with potential for upsets in certain games, like the 7-10 upset pick. The winner from this region will face the winner from the livelier West region in the Final Four.
JoeBlogs • 2024 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. The author predicts Adrián Beltré will be elected into the Hall of Fame with a high percentage.
  2. The author introduces the concept of 'Hock Score' to measure a player's popularity at the Hall of Fame.
  3. The author plans to engage readers with a discussion thread and video related to the Hall of Fame ballot.
JoeBlogs • 2142 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and Yadier Molina are likely to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, marking a golden age for catchers.
  2. Thurman Munson is a strong Hall of Fame candidate, but doesn't quite match up to some of the other legendary catchers in history.
  3. Different eras in baseball history have seen peaks in catcher talent, with gaps in the 1950s and 1980s for Hall of Fame catchers.
JoeBlogs • 2299 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. Nick Saban and Bill Belichick are two legendary football coaches facing retirement and the question of finding happiness in the future.
  2. Coaching greats like Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno faced the difficulty of retiring from their passion.
  3. The writer discusses the disappearance of old writings and the upcoming decision about staying on Substack.
JoeBlogs • 1788 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Book 'WHY WE LOVE FOOTBALL' by joeblogs is a countdown of 100 greatest moments in football history
  2. Author is enthusiastic about sharing moments even for non-football fans
  3. Cover of the book reflects a dark and brooding tone compared to WHY WE LOVE BASEBALL cover
Why is this interesting? • 1990 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. Players' evolving playing styles demand specialized sneakers beyond just ankle support and cushioning.
  2. Sneaker design has shifted focus to meet specific playstyles like cutting, running, and jumping.
  3. New era of playstyle specialization in basketball shoes emphasizes using the right tools for optimal performance.
Knicks Film School • 1179 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Knicks are now viewed as a strong contender in the NBA East.
  2. The team made strategic trades to strengthen their roster for potential success.
  3. Maintaining flexibility and having a clear plan have put the Knicks in a promising position for the future.
Grace on Football • 1159 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. The Glazers' ownership of Manchester United has led to mismanagement on and off the pitch, creating a downward trajectory for the club.
  2. The concept of 'enshittification' can be seen in how tech platforms first cater to users, then prioritize business customers over users, and eventually focus on extracting maximum value for themselves before declining.
  3. Manchester United's shift towards prioritizing commercial success over sporting success has negatively affected the club's growth and standing, leading to concerns about the future of the team.
Admired Leadership Field Notes • 1022 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Momentum in sports can lead to a shift in energy and positivity, affecting the outcome of a game.
  2. Even though statistical experts claim momentum is not real and linked to the gambler's fallacy, it is a common occurrence in sports that can impact a team's performance.
  3. Teams that effectively harness momentum by maintaining a streak of positive outcomes have a higher probability of winning, as seen in data analysis of NFL games.
The Contender • 1277 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. The writer discusses the experience of being a fan of a tragic sports team like the Lions.
  2. Fans were warned about possible heartbreak if the Lions achieved success, which later proved true.
  3. Despite the pain, fans are advised to endure and continue supporting their team.
In the Flash • 963 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. The author had an unexpected opportunity to photograph an NFL game despite not being a fan of American sports, offering a unique perspective on capturing the event.
  2. Preparation for the photography shoot involved visual research on American football imagery, using different equipment from the usual professionals to create distinctive photos.
  3. The experience of photographing the game provided insight into the community bond and excitement of sports events, drawing a parallel between the fervor of sports fans and religious followers.
Marc Stein • 1022 implied HN points • 04 Feb 24
  1. Updates on more than half of the NBA's 30 teams are coming as the trade deadline approaches
  2. Expect the unexpected in the NBA trade season; surprises often happen last minute
  3. Past unexpected trades, like Irving and Durant's, hint that more surprises could be on the way
The Profile • 1650 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. Nick Saban focuses on constant improvement and attention to detail in all aspects of preparation and leadership
  2. Saban believes in investing time in habits that align with your goals and identity
  3. To be successful, one should focus on persistence, a champion's attitude in all endeavors, and taking personal responsibility for outcomes
Knicks Film School • 1081 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. The Knicks won their game against the Jazz with an impressive performance by their players.
  2. The Knicks extended their winning streak and moved to 3rd place in the East.
  3. The author expresses deep love and admiration for the Knicks team and their resilience and spirit.
Points And Figures • 399 implied HN points • 03 Mar 24
  1. Caitlin Clark is a unique talent in women's basketball, deserving of the hype she receives, but comparisons to male players are not fair due to differences in the way the game is played.
  2. Comparing Caitlin Clark to male basketball stars like Pete Maravich or Steph Curry may not be accurate, as they played in different eras and with different dynamics in the game.
  3. It's important to appreciate Caitlin Clark for her impressive skills as a shooter and scorer in the college women's game, without needing to compare her to male players.