007 Reasons Why Liverpool Will Win It’s First Premiership Crown in 2014

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The English Premier League doesn’t have a playoff system to determine its champion. The team that accrues the most points during the regular season wins that crown. Having said that, Saturday’s visit to Anfield by Manchester City to take on current league leader Liverpool could be the next best thing to a playoff.

This year’s EPL campaign is headed for one of the most spectacular finishes in its 22-year history. Four points separate Liverpool, Chelsea, and Man City for the top three spots respectively, the race for the fourth Champions League spot sees Arsenal and Everton with a single point between them, and the race for the spots being contested by the pair of points separating Tottenham Hotspur and the post-Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United.

Man City and their gargantuan payroll seems to be the favorites of the British football punditry; the perception being that expenditure has given them the…

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Examining What the Rash of Injuries in the AL West Means to the Race for the Division’s Title

The AL West is going to be one of the more interesting divisions to watch in the MLB this year, and it’s not because of the how talented all of the teams are — and they are. No, it’s mostly because of the fact that all of the teams have been decimated by injuries and the division is predicted to be a wide open race until the end – well, except for the Astros.

The question quickly becomes, how these injuries — and how the depth of each team — are going to impact the wide open race in the division. That is the topic of this post, we will layout all the injuries that each team is dealing with and then try to figure out how these injuries will impact said team’s chances of capturing the division’s title.*

*All injury information is from this ESPN link

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Dirk Nowitzki Passes Oscar Robinson

Dirk Nowitzki is a fan favorite in Dallas, but he really doesn’t get a whole lot of respect nationally because he plays a more European style in the NBA. But Tuesday night in Utah, he passed Oscar Robinson on the All-Time scoring list and is now one of the top 10. Will this grab more respect for Dirk? Probably not, it will take a lot more for most NBA fans to really give Dirk his due.

To read the rest; Continue to Kody’s Sports Korner.

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More Information Comes To Light About the Portland Timbers’ Ticket Policies

Yesterday, I published an article about the Emerald City Supporters’ allegations that the Timbers charged the supporters group $45 tickets for a $27 ticket. That article was based on several tweets from the supporter group’s official Twitter account, and the picture they posted which clearly showed a $27 ticket.

The increased ticket price was actually the result of several factors that are a the way that the Timbers handle ticket sales to supporter group from opposing teams.

According to several people, the opposing supporter groups are put in section 223 and according to Portland’s official website tickets in that section have a base price of $25-$35. After that base price, there is a processing fee that ranges from $3.50 to $7 per ticket…depending on where you are sitting. And on top of that, according to this redditor, there is also a $10 fee for big games — like a rivalry: Continue Reading->

 

 

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Five Arguments For and Against the Existence of God and Their Equivalents Concerning Jamie Moyer as a Hall of Famer

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One thing that is true about the blogosphere, and one of its greatest things overall, is the fact that you can find a list for just about any topic.  This is the parlance of Listverse, which is honestly one of the best sites anywhere. This is why we here at Dubsism have a long history of comparing an incredible non-sports entry from Listverse and comparing it to something from the sporting world.

Another thing which is true about the blogosphere is that it is the express train from the sublime to the ridiculous. That brings us to our Jamie Moyer for the Hall of Fame campaign.  Now that the clock for Moyer’s eligibility for induction into Cooperstown is ticking, it is time for one of those comparisons so that you can decide where on that spectrum this campaign resides.

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As you contemplate what is likely the last Dubsism Moyer-o-Meter, peruse

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Obscure Spotlight: Mark Redman

Originally posted on Obscure Athletes:

markredman In July of 2006, one of the hottest debates in baseball focused on the perennially last-place Kansas City Royals. The team was back in the cellar, and with the All-Star break approaching, the question became: Do we REALLY need every team represented on the damn All-Star team? Who could possibly go to PNC Park to rep the Royals?

Usually, even bad teams have SOMEBODY who can be reasonably considered an All-Star. Not the ’06 Royals. Instead they sent Mr. Mark Redman, a lefty pitcher who, with a 6-4 record at the Break, was the only Royals starter with a winning record. Just how bad of an All Star was Redman? The cursory numbers don’t do justice to the horrifying nature of this man being an All Star.  At the ’06 break, Redman had a 5.27 ERA, and a perfectly bad 32-32 BB/SO ratio. Opposing batters had a .354 on-base percentage…

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The 2014 NFL Offseason Has Proved That Free Agency Hyperactivity Is At An All Time High, and Two May Soon Be The New Three…

Former Giants Defensive end Justin Tuck looks forward to another explosive sub-.500 season

Former Giants Defensive end Justin Tuck looks forward to another explosive sub-.500 season in a different jersey

Now that NFL free agency has kind of slowed down, we’ve really had the opportunity to sit back and let it soak in. We’ve seen franchise guys move around, and with every passing year it seems to surprise us less. As very well that it should, because free agency is crazy these days.

As you very well may know, I am a diehard New York Giants fan. The Giants had their most active offseason in recent history where they made some decent acquisitions, even garnering a B+ rating from their beat writer on NFL.com. They have brought back WR Mario Manningham, signed corner Walter Thurmond from the Seattle Seahawks and acquired a big name in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to help him try and repair that less than impenetrable New York Giants secondary amongst several other players. For the first time in as long as I remember, they really impressed me by going out of their way to make bold moves.

But as Dubsism would say…Here’s the $64,000 question: Did the Giants finally decide to make moves based on the way that they are going to run their own franchise for the next ten years; or did they make moves based on the way that they rest of the league seems to be losing their patience with players who do not perform? I personally think this is a case of monkey-see, monkey-do. The New York Giants will never be trendsetters; the franchise is just simply too old and doesn’t have what it takes to stick their neck out and lead the way due to their football-oriented conservative fanbase and ownership. So I believe that they have finally just caught up with the rest of the league, but in their defense the rest of this league has moved really fast. Just think about what’s happened this offseason already… Continue reading

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