HOTSPROTSTAKES Bowl Pick ‘Em, featuring fabulous prizes!

The long wait for bowl games is almost over (unless you’re a stoner, in which case there’s never a wait for bowl games /sitcom laughter/) and we here at HOT SPROTS TAKES are hosting a bowl pick ’em contest with fabulous prizes to the winner.

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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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Actual HOT SPROTS TAKE: Curses aren’t real, your team just stinks

FOLKS,, the Cubs ended more than a century of heartbreak last night in one of the Top-3 Game 7s baseball has seen in my lifetime.

Since then you’ve likely seen, read, or heard people spouting off about how it’s the end of the Billy Goat Curse.

I’m here to tell you that sports curses aren’t real, and there’s a very simple reason for why those teams that claim to be “cursed” are in fact, not.

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2 more MLIFTs bite the dust

First, a bit of housekeeping news before we get into the real reason for this post. My arena football site, http://www.aronafootball.wordpress.com was just too much to handle (AKA I couldn’t remember my user name/password) so all future arena football news I post from no on will be here on HOT SPROTS TAKES! It’ll just be under the aRONa Football tag. Anyways, on to the news!

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