Author Topic: general sports news with no other thread  (Read 456 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 33201
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
general sports news with no other thread
« Topic Start: May 08, 2021, 10:22:57 AM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2021/05/07/worlds-most-valuable-sports-teams-2021/?sh=1f3a46333e9e

WFT is #19. 

Top teams are Dallas Cowboys, NYY, Knicks, Barcelona, and Real Madrid. 

Top premier league teams are #11 Man U and #12 Liverpool, with City tied for 13th (with LA Rams). Chelski (#25) and Arsenal (#38) also make the list.

26 of the top 50 are NFL teams.

US based teams dominate because they share many revenue streams, especially national TV.  Owning your stadium helps with the revenue streams, although there is no estimate of the value of the real estate built into these valuations. Had the super league formed with its revenue sharing, Barca would have topped the Cowboys. 

Warriors edge out Lakers for #6.  Patriots and Giants are the second and 3rd most valuable NFL franchises at #8 & #9.  Bayern Munich rounds out the top 10. 

In addition to NYY, baseball teams on the list include Doyers #16, BoSox #20, Cubs #22, Giants #28, Mets #47,

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 33201
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #1: May 09, 2021, 04:32:11 PM »
Kentucky Derby winner may be DQ's due to drug.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/05/09/kentucky-derby-winner-medina-spirit-positive-test-bob-baffert/

Quote
Horse racing’s Triple Crown season veered into confusion on Sunday morning upon the news that Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner, tested positive for an excessive presence of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug permitted only in certain amounts. His trainer, Bob Baffert, said his training team had not treated Medina Spirit with that drug.

It hurled back into the season the recent-years, doping-related questions swirling around Baffert, whose unexpected win with the 12-1 shot Medina Spirit on May 1 provided a record seventh Kentucky Derby win for the affable, 68-year-old king of the sport. Churchill Downs moved to suspend Baffert from entering any horses at the venerable track in Louisville, citing “the seriousness of the alleged offense.”


Offline HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 20850
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #3: May 09, 2021, 08:13:42 PM »
I wonder how that impacts bets?

It’ll be interesting, tons of states recently legalized gambling and have no real case law surrounding disputes 

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29304
  • King of Goodness
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #4: May 13, 2021, 07:50:57 PM »
I had my first ice skating lesson today...on the edge of 69...

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 33201
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #5: May 13, 2021, 07:55:49 PM »
I had my first ice skating lesson today...on the edge of 69...
nice!!!

Offline GburgNatsFan

  • Posts: 22071
  • Let's drink a few for Mathguy.
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #6: May 13, 2021, 07:57:12 PM »
I had my first ice skating lesson today...on the edge of 69...

69. You don't look that old. You look much older.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 20940
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #7: May 13, 2021, 07:59:39 PM »
I had my first ice skating lesson today...on the edge of 69...

 :clap:

I never had a lesson but can skate.  Sort of.  Basically can stay on the skates and move a little.  I wanted to learn how to skate and play ice hockey but the eye surgeries have scared me off. 

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29304
  • King of Goodness
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #8: May 13, 2021, 09:46:09 PM »
:clap:

I never had a lesson but can skate.  Sort of.  Basically can stay on the skates and move a little.  I wanted to learn how to skate and play ice hockey but the eye surgeries have scared me off.

I'm gonna stick with it...I do need to get fitted for my own skates though...the rentals suck...

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29304
  • King of Goodness
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #9: May 13, 2021, 09:46:57 PM »
69. You don't look that old. You look much older.

If you think that's bad, you should see me from this side of my eyes...

Offline skippy1999

  • Posts: 19230
  • Believe!!!
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #10: May 13, 2021, 11:26:41 PM »
69. You don't look that old. You look much older.
:spit:  Good thing we know you two love each other ;)

Offline bluestreak

  • Posts: 11054
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #11: May 15, 2021, 11:09:04 AM »
I had my first ice skating lesson today...on the edge of 69...

Nice...

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29304
  • King of Goodness

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

  • Posts: 17179
  • babble on
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #13: May 15, 2021, 05:31:27 PM »
If you can learn how to take faceoffs, I hear of a vacancy in DC
I had my first ice skating lesson today...on the edge of 69...

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29304
  • King of Goodness
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #14: May 15, 2021, 06:47:01 PM »
If you can learn how to take faceoffs, I hear of a vacancy in DC

Ha...the second lesson I learned, right after how to fall, is to stay in my lane...


Offline imref

  • Posts: 36082
  • Re-contending in 2022

Offline imref

  • Posts: 36082
  • Re-contending in 2022
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #17: June 09, 2021, 08:07:05 PM »
JMU’s Oddici Alexander in the college softball World Series struck out 66 batters on 1,057 pitches in 64 2/3 innings.

Maybe we should draft her?

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29304
  • King of Goodness
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #18: June 11, 2021, 04:06:10 PM »

Knowin' how Ant'ny feels about watching baseball, I wonder what he'd say about tennis...




Offline imref

  • Posts: 36082
  • Re-contending in 2022
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #19: June 18, 2021, 05:32:02 PM »
Heck of a fantasy football last place punishment. Forced to spend 24 hours in a Waffle House, every waffle he eats reduces the required time by an hour.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1405633271552253954.html

Offline imref

  • Posts: 36082
  • Re-contending in 2022

Offline imref

  • Posts: 36082
  • Re-contending in 2022
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #21: June 27, 2021, 10:09:40 PM »
Biles having a rough night by her standards but still dominating the field.

Offline Dave in Fairfax

  • Posts: 1739
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #22: August 06, 2021, 05:54:15 PM »
USA Mullet Championships currently on ESPN 8 "The Ocho".

Offline Dave in Fairfax

  • Posts: 1739
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #23: August 06, 2021, 06:03:22 PM »
2021 US Air Guitar Championships now on the Ocho.

At 7:00 PM, you'll have a choice between the Nats game or the 2021 World Chase Tag USA, followed by the Cornhole Celebrity Throwdown.

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29304
  • King of Goodness
Re: general sports news with no other thread
« Reply #24: August 19, 2021, 01:44:11 PM »
Little League may as well have a 36" wide plate...cause that seems to be the strike zone in the LLWS...