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    FIFA World Cup 2026

    At least we know that most of the stadiums will still be in use after the 2026 World Cup ends, which means no "white elephant" venues that have plagued other World Cup sites after the games are over with.
  2. One of the reasons I watch the Olympics is to see athletes who we don't see all that often compete, however, that doesn't happen with all Olympic sports, most notably Olympic Basketball. Without the NHL this year playing Olympic Hockey, Olympic Basketball will likely continue to be an international tournament of NBA players heading into Tokyo (although the NHL could come back in 4 years). Does watching Olympic Basketball hurt your Olympic watching experience? Does it help? Do you not care? I have a friend who watches a lot of the NBA but watches the Olympics to see athletes we don't see all that often. He doesn't watch Men's Olympic Basketball because he sees those guys 82-100 games a year. I understand why Olympic Basketball does this though. This is the biggest tournament for basketball there is and it may be the second most popular team sport behind soccer/football. I recall stories from one Olympics (London I think) where the USA Men's Basketball Team visited the Olympic Village only to get mobbed by the crowd, which were other Olympians.
  3. So in 2028 in Los Angeles, will NBC use all of that Olympics coverage to randomly drop in a mention of Sunday Night Football? Or will the save that for the last few days like they did in Rio?
  4. Isn't the next World Championships in Doha in September? If so, it'll get destroyed ratings wise in America going opposite College and NFL Football.
  5. Track and Field is one of the lesser sports in America these days. Think about it. If there's a male athlete who runs really fast on the track, but also plays another sport very well, he'll go more towards that other sport. Outside of the diehards, how many people knew that Willie Gault and Bob Hayes were track stars? Plus, there have been a ton of NFL players who ran track in high school or even college that chose to play in the NFL. If there was a US born male athlete who had Justin Gatlin's speed, but also had the football skills of a Deion Sanders or Jerry Rice, which sport do you think the athlete would go to? Track and Field, where even if he's successful, nobody will know who he is? Or the NFL, where he has a chance to become a major star if everything goes his way? He'd likely take the latter. Track and Field is so irrelevant in the United States, Allyson Felix should have been a household name in America with all of the medals she has won. Look at Simone Biles. The Gymnast with 4 Olympic gold medals was on Dancing with the Stars this last season and has had commercial endorsements. Serena Williams is one of the top female athletes in America, if not the world. Plus there are a ton of stars in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. The casual American sports fan will recognize names like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Cam Newton, Sidney Crosby, etc. They don't know who Allyson Felix is. Felix is a very beautiful woman, is reportedly super nice and super charming, wins a lot of medals and has marketability to be the face of the sport in America. Perhaps it has a lot to do with the drug scandal that affected Team USA after the Sydney Olympics.
  6. Simone Manuel wins silver in the 50 freestyle and gold in the 400 medley relay. That's four medals, two individual medals. Looks like Team USA has a brand new star, and this one is an unexpected star too, with everyone thinking that the likes of Michael Phelps, Allyson Felix, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Katie Ledecky coming out of the Olympics as we expected them to. Nobody thought that Simone Manuel was going to medal, much less tie for the gold medal in the 100 Freestyle.
  7. American Simone Manuel just made history in a race that she had no chance to win.
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    Donald Trump

    So how would Trump (or for that matter Ted Cruz) handle a mass shooting?
  9. Cruz is the junior in the Senate. He was elected to fill the spot when Kay Bailey Hutchison retired and he defeated former Lt. Governor David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination.
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    James Bond 007 - 2015 - Spectre

    If Vincent Cassell is some dude, then yeah.
  11. Texas

    James Bond 007 - 2015 - Spectre

    Monica Belucci's soon-to-be ex-husband would have made a great Bond villain.
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    Scotland"s Referendum

    How a yes vote impacts the IOC.... http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/scottish-referendum-athletes-will-follow-funding-says-reedie-12254/
  13. Saw an interview with the leader of the Donetsk People's Republic and in a nutshell, he saying "my real name is Pinocchio and me and my men are lying sacks of rat feces."
  14. The Pro Russian Rebels are lying sacks of crap. They say that they had nothing to do with it. So why are they not allowing foreign access to the site?
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    Spanish king abdicates

    Didn't Spain's neutrality during World War II prevent Franco from suffering the same fate as Hitler and Mussolini?
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