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Why football fans are hypocrites: Entertainment vs Integrity (and why I despise instant replay)

Instant replay is the worst thing that ever happened to sports, and nowhere is this more evident than in football. And those of you who enjoy the NFL for its entertainment value and, meanwhile, believe that instant replay has improved … Continue reading

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Your 2013 Minnesota Twins recap

Well, that was a fun year, said no one ever. Listen, this team has no attractive storylines. None. When Sano and Buxton get up they will be worth your time again but until then just ignore the All Star Game … Continue reading

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The Twins are actually kind of good. Weird.

So, the Twins are weirdly good. As far as I can tell, it’s for these reasons, most of which don’t make any sense: 1. Justin Morneau. He isn’t hitting home runs like we might want and so I think a … Continue reading

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It’s Draft Day! 10KL 2013 NFL Mock Draft

Coming off a surprising 10-6 season last year, the Vikings have a chance to build on that success with a strong showing in this weekend’s NFL Draft. Last year’s draft yielded left tackle Matt Kalil, safety Harrison Smith and kicker … Continue reading

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The Death (and Resurrection) of American Cycling

The following is a joint-Playing Rooky/Land of 10,000 Losses post. On a cool October day, cycling in America received the death sentence. Not when Lance Armstrong was indicted by a grand jury; not when USADA filed its “Reasoned Decision;” not … Continue reading

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How accurate is WAR, really?

So, this whole metrics vs old-stand-by debate is about to boil over with the AL MVP voting and the Mike Trout vs Miguel Cabrera senseless bickering. One side talks about playoffs, the “eye test,” and the Triple Crown; the other … Continue reading

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A Philosophical Approach to NFL Officiating: Get over it.

We here at Land of 10,000 Losses, being the diligent students of the game that we are, thought it prudent to bring to your attention an overlooked facet of the NFL season through the commencement of three weeks of play: … Continue reading

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