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#1 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

Really sad. RIP to a Legend of Zelda fan so dedicated that he named his daughter after the princess.

#2 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

A Feast for Crows

#3 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

@R3FURBISHED said:

Kevin gets out of the car to confront Tony about him clipping Kevin, and when Kevin is in front of Tony's car you can clearly hear Tony rev his car, hit Kevin and throw him across the track.

Tony Stewart ran down Kevin Ward. Nothing will happen though because it's Tony Stewart and he's a big time NASCAR driver.

Dirt track, drivers need to give it gas to get the car going in the direction they want. The only way for Tony to get out of his way was to give it gas.

Really wish people would learn about the sport before they wrote comments like that.

Bold to assume you know more than some random person on the internet, just saying.

Tony's response to 'there is someone directly in front of me' is to accelerate forward aggressively? I don't buy that for a second. I wholeheartedly refuse to believe that a semi-normal occurrence on a track could surprise a driver with the pedigree of Tony Stewart.

He does know more than you, though. Because he's right. I don't know if Stewart did it on purpose or not, but you DO have to hit the gas to be able to turn on a dirt track. That is a fact.

#4 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/19/ukraine-rebel-leader-claims-flight-mh17-was-filled-with-already-dead-bodies/

Ethnic Russian fighters are nowclaiming the dead bodies were already dead when the plane was hit by the missile. Jeez, what other conspiracy theories will they come up with.

Anyhow, rebels gave the black box over to Russia. If Russia doesn't want to look responsible they'll need to pass that black box over.

Those claims made me lmao. That "rebel leader" sounds like a complete fucking moron. "Bodies were too badly decomposed to have been alive on the flight." Yeah, no shit they were badly decomposed, they were blown to pieces and then lying out in the sun all day. How stupid does one have to be to believe those things?

#5 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

Some of those posts really, really read like troll posts. Obviously some people are that stupid, but there were clearly a lot of trolls in there too.

#6 Edited by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

@hoosier7 said:

@GamerForca said:

@hoosier7 said:

I don't understand where the incentive is not to finish low in the league if you're not competing for honours especially if draft picks (which i don't really get either) are given to bottom place first? Or is that not how it works?

Why would a club need "incentive" to not be at the bottom? Isn't being the laughing stock of the league bad enough? American clubs go into every season expecting to be #1. The ones that are struggling go in expecting to improve, get a good draft pick, and compete for #1 the year after that. The divide between big clubs and little clubs isn't nearly as vast in America as it is in the European leagues. Everyone expects to compete for "honours."

There's still got to be plenty of teams who drop out of contention someway through the season so what's left for them? Especially those near the bottom why not just drop into last to take best draft pick?

Also what's wrong with honours?

They still have rivalry games that they don't want to lose. They still want to win so that their stadiums stay packed with fans instead of half empty. Teams losing on purpose for a high draft pick pretty much never happens, so it's not even a problem worth mentioning. And yeah^, NBA teams aren't guaranteed the top pick for finishing last. And the MLB draft really is a crapshoot, plus teams can go out and sign players from other countries without those players even being in the draft, so it's not a problem there either. And I don't know what your last question is asking; I never said there was anything wrong with them.

#7 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

@hoosier7 said:

I don't understand where the incentive is not to finish low in the league if you're not competing for honours especially if draft picks (which i don't really get either) are given to bottom place first? Or is that not how it works?

Why would a club need "incentive" to not be at the bottom? Isn't being the laughing stock of the league bad enough? American clubs go into every season expecting to be #1. The ones that are struggling go in expecting to improve, get a good draft pick, and compete for #1 the year after that. The divide between big clubs and little clubs isn't nearly as vast in America as it is in the European leagues. Everyone expects to compete for "honours."

#8 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

@Aljosa23: Regardless of revenue sharing, the smallest teams in the NFL are still a lot bigger than the smallest teams in the EPL or La Liga. When the smallest team in the league can average 50k people a game, then there's still plenty of reason for a big-name player to go there because that's a lot of money to go around. I mean, geez, Oakland's average attendance would put them third in the EPL, just ahead of Newcastle. They must have some money to spend on big players then, right?

Actually, your point about the European leagues being more fragmented is exactly the point I'm making. Many teams in the American leagues are in a big city by themselves, and if there are more than one team in a city, it's because those cities are freaking huge. This allows every team to have a significant fan base, significant attendance numbers, and therefore significant money to spend on players. You wanted the reason why the American leagues have revenue sharing and salary caps, and I've given it to you already (check the last paragraph above, "Whereas in the US, giving..."). The leagues know that every fan base is significantly large, and they want the fans for EACH and EVERY team to keep showing up. So they use revenue sharing and salary caps to ensure that things stay even, and that the fans keep coming back (that's also why we don't "relegate," when Oakland is bringing in 50k people a week in LAST place for attendance, why on earth would you want to bring up some smaller club that won't bring in half of that?). You can't do that in Europe, because (as you said) there are a crap load of teams in all the big cities, and most of these teams are really small. Unless they're gonna start building 50k seat stadiums for every single team (which they can't do, because there aren't enough people in those countries to support so many big teams), then revenue sharing and salary caps won't happen there. The only thing that might change that is a permanent Champion's League, with 4 or 5 teams from England, 2 or 3 from Spain, Italy, France, and Germany, 1 or 2 from Portugal and the Netherlands, etc. That would be the only thing that could compare to an MLB, NBA, or NFL.

Btw, Green Bay isn't a great example there. It's the only team in Wisconsin, and people come from all over to watch them. They average 77,947 per game, third in the league. They'd be able to afford great players regardless of revenue sharing (in fact, I'm sure they're giving away more than they're getting..)

#9 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

The US is a much bigger country than any one European country, and almost every team in those American leagues is in a very big city (and even the few that aren't are either CLOSE to big cities, or they're the only team in the state). While you could certainly say that the NY Yankees or the Dallas Cowboys (etc) are much more supported than some of the other teams in their leagues (opposed to teams like the Miami Marlins or the Jacksonville Jaguars), overall, the teams in the American leagues are highly supported throughout, and all have significant fan bases. While Europe certainly has some BIG leagues with BIG teams, like La Liga or the EPL, even those bigger leagues don't have the DEPTH of support that the MLB, NFL, etc have. The smallest teams in American leagues are MUCH bigger than the smallest teams in even the largest European leagues.

For instance, the highest attendance in the EPL this year was Man U at 74,394, and the lowest was Swansea City at 20,406. That's a difference of nearly 54k people on average. In La Liga, the leader was Barcelona at 73,739, with Getafe at the bottom with 6,467, a whopping difference of about 67k on average. At the end of last year's MLB season, the LA Dodgers led attendance with 46,216, while the Tampa Bay Rays were last with 18,645, a difference of about 28k (and keep in mind that the MLB is the least "socialist" of all the American leagues, with no salary cap). In the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys led with an average attendance of 88,043, and the Oakland Raiders brought up the rear with a still-impressive 50,444, a difference of a little less than 38k.

The European leagues pretty much have no choice but to let the bigger clubs do as they will. A tiny club like Getafe would never be able to afford elite players with such a small attendance, so what would be the purpose in a draft or anything to try to give them an edge? It's not like their attendance will jump up or anything. Madrid already has much bigger clubs to watch. Whereas in the US, giving everybody a shot at equal glory will keep attendance UP for all the big cities that have teams (and as I said, pretty much every team is in a highly populated area), and that way they're driving up revenue from all over the country. (yeah, long explanation, but with European family who are sports fans, I've had to think about this quite a few times)

#10 Posted by GamerForca (7073 posts) -

@GamerForca said:
@ferrari2001 said:

There are absolutely no good NBA teams or players to watch. College on the other hand is a different story. They still actually play basketball instead of showboating for an hour.

This is pretty much how I feel. It's all about isolation plays that allow the superstars to, as you said, showboat. There's not much defense; it's not real basketball (college teams play real basketball, but suffer from a huge lack of talent due to all the good players leaving for the NBA asap).

NBA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> College Basketball.

(for teenagers/younger fans)