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You play, to win, the game: “I had a few quick thoughts and I was hoping someone might try to impress into the minds of other readers regarding how victories from here on out do “nothing but hurt draft position.” I just think this is entirely false.
This mode of logic suggests that the next best thing to winning the Super Bowl would be going 0-16, as if that immediately grants a team the best opportunity to rebuild and reach/win the Big Game in the following season. The objective of any team should never be to be “worse than everyone/anyone else” so as to insure a No. 1 overall pick, firstly because football should ALWAYS be about winning.” [No Logo Needed]
Eleven Warriors breaks out their all-decade awards for the offensive side of the ball. [Eleven Warriors]
In case you didn’t get to check it out in this weekend’s WWW… “Everyone has that one guy. Sometimes it’s a Kosar or a Daugherty or a Webster Slaughter, but oftentimes it’s not. It’s just some guy that we find a strange way of identifying with. Everyone has a [Duane] Kuiper.” [Vinny Hiatus/’64 and Counting]
Two words for you: King of the Jungle… “I understand that everyone is high on Oklahoma City. And even more people are high on Kevin Durant. He’s the hot new girl in school that everyone wants to be the first to kiss. But we’re forgetting this buxom fellow in Cleveland who likes to put on his little black dress every once in a while to remind us all that he still has the goods.” [Hardwood Paroxysm]
Rejoice, Tribe fans: “”The Indians did tender a contract to pitcher Rafael Perez, who is eligible for arbitration (and to the other 28 players on the 40-man roster who are not yet eligible). The non-non-tender to Perez was non-unexpected, despite a disastrous season in which he was the fourth-worst reliever in the majors (min. 30 IP) per WXRL, which estimates a reliever’s actual impact on the chance of his team winning or losing games. (That’s “Win Expectation above Replacement, Lineup-adjusted,” if you must know. BP rates Perez as merely the 10th-worst reliever at preventing runs from scoring, but because he blew more runs than his peers in high-leverage game situations, his negative impact on wins and losses was more substantial.) [Lets Go Tribe]
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