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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    MLB ____ty Tv contracts is what is holding the leauge back ...I am able to watch division 3 Eastern European but not the Astros .

    It's the main reason baseball has no mega stars on par with the NBA or NFL
    Maybe because you live within the TV viewing area of the Astros. If you really want to watch the Astros, subscribe to a TV provider that has the station they play on.

    I'm sure MLB has done the math and the TV contracts are not holding them back. Not financially at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingCajun08 View Post
    Maybe because you live within the TV viewing area of the Astros. If you really want to watch the Astros, subscribe to a TV provider that has the station they play on.

    I'm sure MLB has done the math and the TV contracts are not holding them back. Not financially at least.
    AT&T sports on Uverse and offer no stand-alone way of viewing and not spending $150 a month on it when I can watch every Saints and Pelicans game on Hulu Live for $40.

    MLB has never figured out how to market themselves like NFL and NBA, why Trout & José Altuve are not household names and Lebron and Rogers are

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...ld-series.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    AT&T sports on Uverse and offer no stand-alone way of viewing and not spending $150 a month on it when I can watch every Saints and Pelicans game on Hulu Live for $40.

    MLB has never figured out how to market themselves like NFL and NBA, why Trout & José Altuve are not household names and Lebron and Rogers are

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...ld-series.html
    I recall reading an article that states Trout doesn't WANT to be a major name and repeatedly turns down opportunities to grow his name/brand...which with that said, anyone with half a brain and has ANY inkling of interest in baseball knows who and what Trout is

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    The salary cap is going up from this to next. Yes, its going up. The $3 million number I used was meant to be per team as they broke down the estimated loss and averaged it out per team. That is an estimate of course. The cap for this year is $109 million. Next year, it will be at $115 million. The "decline" that everyone keeps mentioning and where they are wrong is that the previous estimate had the new cap over $116 million. The reduction in the future estimate is perceived to be through the debacle that occurred in China and subsequent lost revenue. All of a sudden, the game is dead.......
    Estimate is actually closer to 200 million

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    I recall reading an article that states Trout doesn't WANT to be a major name and repeatedly turns down opportunities to grow his name/brand...which with that said, anyone with half a brain and has ANY inkling of interest in baseball knows who and what Trout is
    According to YouGov's ratings of active sports personalities, 91 percent of Americans have heard of LeBron James and 88 percent have heard of Tom Brady, but only 43 percent have heard of Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, baseball's best player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    According to YouGov's ratings of active sports personalities, 91 percent of Americans have heard of LeBron James and 88 percent have heard of Tom Brady, but only 43 percent have heard of Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, baseball's best player.
    You are not wrong but longevity is partially responsible.

    Rookie:
    Brady 2000
    James 2003*
    Trout 2009

    * His national hype show began in high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    You are not wrong but longevity is partially responsible.

    Rookie:
    Brady 2000
    James 2003*
    Trout 2009

    * His national hype show began in high school.
    James has played in 3 major cities spanning west coast southern Florida and Midwest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    According to YouGov's ratings of active sports personalities, 91 percent of Americans have heard of LeBron James and 88 percent have heard of Tom Brady, but only 43 percent have heard of Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, baseball's best player.
    I have never heard of YouGov, so I just checked it out...according to them, Robin Williams is the most popular person of all-time. You believe that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    I have never heard of YouGov, so I just checked it out...according to them, Robin Williams is the most popular person of all-time. You believe that?
    Ummm yeah pretty easily actually

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    Not a chance that's correct


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Ummm yeah pretty easily actually
    Really? Over Michael Jackson, Adolf Hitler, Nelson Mandella?....i don't see how Robin Williams would even sniff a top 50 list...again, most popular person in the world of all-time and you think it's Mrs. Doubtfire?? Haha

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    Not a chance that's correct
    I'm with you, but here's a snapshot.
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    He was huge on likability.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    People are already starting to defend the 3 first and hoop second. It all depends on the personnel they are defending. Mike, you keep saying the mid range is dead....It's not. The top players in the NBA are all excellent in mid range and use it consistently. There are specialists now in the NBA that make their living at the 3 point line but there are a lot of players that are using the mid range now because of the defense at the arc.

    You mentioned GSW. Those players you mentioned are also heavy mid range users as well. Durant was one of the leaders in mid range attempts in his time there and Klay shoots from the elbow often. It was not dead, it was just underutilized but like you said, you have to have the personnel to be shooting all the outside shots, especially when you are passing up open mid range shots for them.
    I guess stating mid range is dead is an oversimplification. I know the NBA guys still use it but that is somewhat because of the line being further out. Maybe my point is teams don't utilize it enough, especially in college. In fact, that is one philosophical difference I have with this coaching staff. I think they use the three too much when some mid range shots are open. Jalen Johnson has a nice mid range game for the Cajuns for example. Tonight he was 8 for 17 but 0 for 5 from three. Good example of a guy who should shoot less threes and take the mid range more frequently. Some of the fouls Cedric Russell drew tonight were actually on mid range shots. I think Zephyr and I are in agreement in that the mid range shot should be utilized more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    Really? Over Michael Jackson, Adolf Hitler, Nelson Mandella?....i don't see how Robin Williams would even sniff a top 50 list...again, most popular person in the world of all-time and you think it's Mrs. Doubtfire?? Haha
    You think Hitler was the most popular of all time or a pedo ??? Think you are confusing popularity and being famous / infamous

    Plus this is a data collection company not like the just picked him out of thin air

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I guess stating mid range is dead is an oversimplification. I know the NBA guys still use it but that is somewhat because of the line being further out. Maybe my point is teams don't utilize it enough, especially in college. In fact, that is one philosophical difference I have with this coaching staff. I think they use the three too much when some mid range shots are open. Jalen Johnson has a nice mid range game for the Cajuns for example. Tonight he was 8 for 17 but 0 for 5 from three. Good example of a guy who should shoot less threes and take the mid range more frequently. Some of the fouls Cedric Russell drew tonight were actually on mid range shots. I think Zephyr and I are in agreement in that the mid range shot should be utilized more.
    I will always believe that the best shot is an open shot. If its an 18 footer so be it. Your chances are always higher of hitting the shot that is open. This is why analytics are unlike the mid range shot as they are overused. The Pelicans are a prime example. Gentry comes over after being an assistant for GSW and we want to go fast tempo and a 3 or inside offense. The problem is that we had and still have guys who are 30% shooters attempting 6 or 7 3's per game. I feel that a lot of coaches just employ this style blindly and do it at times at the sake of their personnel. Our team is NOT a team that can live at the 3 point line. We aren't. We don't have the best shooting team out there and we need to take our shots when we can get open looks. Honestly, this has been one of my biggest gripes with Marlin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajuns80 View Post
    Estimate is actually closer to 200 million
    Umm, no. This was never an estimate. If you are going to enter this debate, come with some facts please.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...tions-revealed

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Umm, no. This was never an estimate. If you are going to enter this debate, come with some facts please.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...tions-revealed
    Did you read the article you posted? "On Wednesday, Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks reported the backlash from China has cost the NBA around $150-200 million."

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Umm, no. This was never an estimate. If you are going to enter this debate, come with some facts please.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...tions-revealed
    You used the word estimate 4 times in your post. The article uses the word projection. The definition of projection is prediction. That's all an estimate is.

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    Bottom line fact not in debate. People, people from every background worry way more about their own income than the future of anybody.

    Must be built into our DNA. Little ape gotta go get some food on the savanna in spite of the hungry lions.


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