The AHL is definitely successful. Then when you start added mostly Canadian leagues like junior hockey, you have a solid minor league system as good as the MLB's. Only reason basketball and football have crappy pro minor league systems is because college is extremely popular and basically mandated by the leagues. With baseball and hockey you have lots of people not going to college and playing in the minor leagues. Maybe it will be different if basketball and football get more international players. You already see some basketball players playing in Europe instead of going to college.
Yeah, the NHL has the best options for brining in players from other leagues. They have the widest international net of all the major sports in the States
I know I said this itt before, but I have video now. I wish they had covered the 3-homer game in the Bo documentary. Bo homered in his first 3 ABs. The third he basically just flicked the ball out over the short porch in Yankee's stadium.
Then he injured himself diving for a Deion Sanders line drive that no one else could have even dreamed of making a play on.
One of the craziest plays at the plate you will ever see.
Could Bo have hit 4 or 5 that day? Who knows but you have to think if anyone could ever hit 5 it would be him. That game was a perfect microcosm for his career. So frustrating.
Casey Anthony and Aaron Hernandez is quite the client list
Originally Posted by SuperUberBob
Dude got shot between the eyes and survived.
That **** is bananas.
Originally Posted by feel wrath
Aaron Hernandez not guilty mother ****ers.
Originally Posted by nath
Sucks for him that he's doing life for killing a guy to try to cover up a double murder he was just acquitted of.
Originally Posted by dkgojackets
after winning the trial? wow
Originally Posted by EddyB66
Hernandez was afraid the world was going to find out he was gay?
Originally Posted by Riverman
I need some clarification on what prison is like because between The Wire, the MSNBC show, Oz and Goodfellas I have a wide range of possibilities
Originally Posted by wiper
you might (or might not, I dunno) be surprised how quickly depression can kick in when you're locked up. everyone I've ever talked to has said that the first 6 months to a year is by far the worst. you're getting transferred around, that affects visitation, letters, etc. but also it's almost designed to **** with you. you can settle in after everything dies down, but court dates, short-term transfer facilities and in his case especially, they're doing everything they can to keep you away from fam (blood and otherwise, if this isn't your first time, they'll know just about every person/group to isolate you from)...
this took me by surprise too, but after a minute or so, knowing how infamous he is and how they're prob doing him, it isn't as surprising I guess.
Originally Posted by royalblue
Apparently this tweet is from Hernandez' agent
Absolutely no chance he took his own life. Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life.
Originally Posted by TomHimself
He may have smoked synthetic marijuana Tuesday night I just read.
That damn fake weed be crazy
Originally Posted by Prawney
Yeah read about the fake weed. Also supposedly had a bible verse on his head and red marker drawn stigmata marks on his hands and feet.
Saw they are doing a 2 parter on Celts/Lakers in the 80's during NBA finals week
There have already been books written and docs about Magic/Bird, not sure what else you could say there.
The original point of the 30f30 was to show the relationship between the sports and the culture of the time. You can't discuss 80s pop culture and not mention Larry-Magic even if it has been done 1000 times.