Comments for SportsMyriad http://www.sportsmyriad.com More sports than are dreamed of in your philosophy Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:06:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on The Ultimate Fighter 20, Episode 9: Mean girls by Beau Dure http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/11/the-ultimate-fighter-20-episode-9-recap/comment-page-1/#comment-165040 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:06:53 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5437#comment-165040 I still think the men on TUF have been more juvenile than the women. But this episode was a little off.

I don’t mind letting Torres back in, and I can’t believe Esparza complains about it so much. Has she never, ever seen the show? Someone comes back into the competition almost every season.

Namajunas was underrated coming into this. Seventh seed? No way. I cannot wait to see her fight Calderwood. I love both fighters, and I think it should be awesome.

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Comment on The Ultimate Fighter 20, Episode 9: Mean girls by Diane http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/11/the-ultimate-fighter-20-episode-9-recap/comment-page-1/#comment-165039 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:43:49 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5437#comment-165039 I know the storyline goes a lot to editing, but the petty BS, women as Mean Girls, just fosters a stereotype the women try so hard to walk away from. Or maybe they are that catty, I seriously hope not.

Interested in your opinion of the seeds, right? Way off? And what about letting Torres back on? Who do you think can win it all? I’m going with Namajunas. May be wishful thinking, but she’s tough mentally.

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Comment on The delusion of Adrian Peterson’s defense (w/Hope Solo note) by agmonaco http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/11/the-delusion-of-adrian-petersons-defense-whope-solo-note/comment-page-1/#comment-165028 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:06:24 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5431#comment-165028 Lawyers think they can get away with seemingly-absurd statements because they are (by and large) very careful with their words and phrasing. What Hardin said was that there is no precedent for the *NFL* to sanction a player for committing a crime beyond the punishment imposed by law. He didn’t say there was no precedent for that to happen *anywhere*.

Sure it’s a ridiculous argument – for precisely the reasons you cite – but it falls into the category of zealous representation, not blatant falsehood.

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Comment on Dear Soccer … by Diane http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/11/dear-soccer/comment-page-1/#comment-165015 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:35:42 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5416#comment-165015 You have been assimilated. Resistance is futile.

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Comment on Why I hate legal writing by Beau Dure http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/11/why-i-hate-legal-writing/comment-page-1/#comment-164988 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:26:09 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5423#comment-164988 In case you were wondering — the defendant’s response admitted that the team took freshmen to the field and that Hunt ran into a wall, sustaining injury. Pretty much everything else is denied. Including the existence of one or two people, if you read this as in English and not as in legalese.

Also, the case was dropped against John Does 1-10.

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Comment on The annual request to change the MLS playoff format by Sgc http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/10/the-annual-request-to-change-the-mls-playoff-format/comment-page-1/#comment-164929 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:08:27 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5404#comment-164929 My recommendation has been a 2-game (because I think that’s the number of dates the league wants to book, personally I’d be fine with single-elim) decided on points. That way we go to the 30-min OT whenever the points are tied, rather than only if the aggregate is. Higher seeds (who are the home team for that OT) have a strong tendency to win the series that get that far (9 out of the 10 that have been decided in OT have been won by the higher seed).

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