HOT SPROTS DEBATE: Would you rather have an HD feed or a scorebug?

If you could only choose one, a feed in HD, or having the scorebug on at all times? They’re both things that make the viewing experience that much better, but which is more necessary? Continue reading HOT SPROTS DEBATE: Would you rather have an HD feed or a scorebug?

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Actual HOT SPROTS TAKE: Bill Walton sucks

I’m here to give you the hard truth: Bill Walton is awful. It is not enjoyable listening to him on a broadcast, and I have gotten to the point where I refuse to watch any game where he is the announcer. Continue reading Actual HOT SPROTS TAKE: Bill Walton sucks

ACTUAL HOT SPROTS TAKE: Events where judges determine the score/winner are NOT sports

What if you had no idea what the hell the people who determine the scores are thinking, and have no control over the points or rounds you are awarded for doing your best, and possibly better than the other competitors?

That’s the problem I have with sports like gymnastics, figure skating, and to an extent, MMA and boxing. Continue reading ACTUAL HOT SPROTS TAKE: Events where judges determine the score/winner are NOT sports

Untitled: Can you still find joy in a great season or player’s career that ends without a championship?

You cannot have a discussion about individual greatness in a team sport without, at a minimum, acknowledging which player has more gaudy, ugly and impractical rings on their fingers. (Seriously, who the fuck wears those things?) It has ruined 80% of sports bar conversations, and 100% of daytime TV on ESPN and its competitors. Continue reading Untitled: Can you still find joy in a great season or player’s career that ends without a championship?

HOTSPROTSTAKE: The Lions are going to win tonight

First off, sorry for the lack of good #content on here, but I was swamped at work this week covering a father accidentally turning his home into a bug bomb and killing four of his children. If you haven’t heard/read about it, a quick google search of “Amarillo poisoning” should tell you everything.

But back to my HOT SPROTS TAKE. I bet that’s the last thing you thought you would see, particularly after the way the Lions closed out the regular season. HINT: NOT GOOD.

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Crazy rule changes each sport should adopt

Tuesday afternoon Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker pitched a wild idea about making kickoffs that go through the uprights worth one point. Which is actually a great idea, because kickoffs are boring and all teams do is take a knee.

But why stop there? Sports are more fun when they add crazy or fun rules that add a wrinkle or increase scoring or ends up with somebody on fire. NOTE: That last one doesn’t happen very often.

So with that being said, let’s add some crazy rules for each of the major sports.

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Ranking the referees in major North American sports

The officials in professional sports probably receive more criticism and scrutiny than anyone in sports outside of the players, and even that’s debatable.

Today I’m here to rank the officials in the major sports in North America, but please not that despite these criticisms I think officials do actually do a very good job. It’s not easy trying to make instant decisions during high-pressure situations being played by the world’s greatest athletes.

Without further ado, here we go.

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GUEST HOT SPROTS TAKE, @theryanwalsh: Relegation is good for them, but not for us

FOLKS,, it’s a real treat here at HOT SPROTS TAKES as we have our first guest HOT TAKER in the form of @theryanwalsh, feel free to give him a follow if you haven’t already, the #content is (usually) good.

That said, he has some thoughts on relegation in US sports, if it’s at all realistic and what league’s might be ripe for relegation.

Take it away Ryan!

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HOT SPROTS TAKE: Western Michigan (or any other small school) will never play in the College Football Playoff

Lots of people that I follow on Twitter and Facebook seem to be #mad online today about the College Football Playoff rankings, mainly because Western Michigan is undefeated, one of two in FBS along with Alabama, and is 21st in the rankings. Well guess what, they’ll probably never get a seat at the College Football Playoff table.

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