OC Mount Rushmore: Dumb Takes

Tue, Jul 9, 2019 5:05 PM

These can be specific of general takes.  Keep politics out.

- "College players care more about the game and play harder than pros."  Never understood this take.  Anyone who have watched players win titles (or even just playoff games) would immediately realize this is bullshit.

-Non saying pittsburgh fans are more knowedable about sports, because their team wins more.

-"You have to play in a big market."  This is such outdated bullshit.  Just look at the Cavs providing all time finals ratings (yes, a good portion of those ratings came from Ohio) and it will immediately show you how dumb this argument is.  With internet/social media, there is no longer a need to play in a big market for your brand.

-Anyone who thinks drafting a RB in the first round is a good idea.

I have a feeling I will want to amend my Mt Rushmore, when other terrible takes come to mind.

  • Tue, Jul 9, 2019 6:08 PM

    "It's not lebron's fault that he left cleveland, they couldn't put a supporting cast around him" - I want to sucker punch everyone who says this. Team won 66 games - Lebron NEVER helped with recruitment during his first stint, and was always wishy washy on staying.

    That one always kills me.

    Tue, Jul 9, 2019 6:14 PM

    Best college football team would beat the worst NFL team. No. No they wouldn't. I remember that being a topic of discussion in the past. 

    Tue, Jul 9, 2019 6:17 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Best college football team would beat the worst NFL team. No. No they wouldn't. I remember that being a topic of discussion in the past. 

    100%. It would always come up "Hee tOSU could beat the bRoWnS!!111" or "BAMA ShOuLd PlAy ThE jEts!!!"

    Tue, Jul 9, 2019 9:06 PM

    Thought this would be personal dumb takes. So I’ll go with my top 4 (that I can remember):

    1. Brady Quinn will be HoFer (my solace here is I was happy they went Thomas at 3)
    2. Jurgen Klinsmann will take the USA to the semifinals of WC within the next 4 cycles. 
    3. Ricky Rubio over Steph (not down on Steph in draft, just that high on Rubio.
    4. Peyton Manning will end up with more SB than Brady (after Peyton finally got his first one...thought he’d go on a run since the monkey was off his back)
    Tue, Jul 9, 2019 11:27 PM

    Every 4 years during the women's WC.

    "Women's game...so much better, they don't whine and dive like the men."

    They absolutely do.

    Wed, Jul 10, 2019 8:43 AM
    posted by jmog

    Trump was elected due to gerrymandering...

    These can be specific of general takes.  Keep politics out.

    Wed, Jul 10, 2019 9:05 AM

    Just realized this is OC HOTAEKS. Mine was more general sports. DERP

     

    Also, regarding Klinsmann. I'm very guilty of that. :/

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 7:08 PM

    Here's a hottaek that really rustles my jimmies:

     

    IF DRAYMOND GREEN WASNT SUSPENDED GSW WOULD HAVE WON IN 2016!!!1111

     

    First off, nope. 2nd, Cavs were without Kevin Love for a few games in that series too fuckboi. WHY AREN'T YOU MENTIONING THAT!

     

    Another dumb piece that I hear all the time:

    "X player (it's usually a superstar too like LBJ, or OBJ in NFL) couldn't play in the X sport X number of years ago. It was a tougher game then."

    Yeah, sure thing fuckface, whatever makes you feel better about yourself. LBJ would butt fuck your bitchboy on his way to 10 straight championships against Bill Russell or Larry Bird. Calvin  Johnson or OBJ would make LOUIS WRIGHT fucking retire by halftime.

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 8:07 PM

    COA took a bottle of angry pills.

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 8:29 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    COA took a bottle of angry pills.

    You came for the hottaeks, YOU GET TEH HOTTAEKS

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 10:32 PM

    NASCAR is a sport. NASCAR drivers are athletes. Fuck that shit.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 12:40 PM

    the best WNBA player could play in the NBA...no, she couldn't

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 12:48 PM

    I'd give Chiefy Jones from the HS football forum honorable mention for his idol worship of Massillon FB.  A lot of people think he's a troll and I'm sure that's likely the case.  But he has too many facts about Massillon football for it to be all a put on.  

     

    I also beleive Isadore and Sleeper were one in the same.  In fact, I thought Sleeper did a poor job of concealing it.  

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 2:44 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Here's a hottaek that really rustles my jimmies:

     

    IF DRAYMOND GREEN WASNT SUSPENDED GSW WOULD HAVE WON IN 2016!!!1111

    First off, nope. 2nd, Cavs were without Kevin Love for a few games in that series too fuckboi. WHY AREN'T YOU MENTIONING THAT!

    This X1000000000. The people who pull this shit are so full of shit.  I'd like to add the fact that Draymond wasn't going to stop Lebron or Kyrie from owning them that game.  They were on a mission and each dropped 40.   The game 7 block/shot overshadows game 5, but it honestly might be a top 3 legacy moment for Kyrie and at least top 10 for Lebron. 

    Also, the same people who say this shit were pretty silent when Love and Kyrie were out out the 2015 finals.  A more realistic hot take is Steph*/Klay*/Draymond* have yet to win a title vs a healthy team or KD saving them.

    posted by GOONx19

    NASCAR is a sport. NASCAR drivers are athletes. Fuck that shit.

     

    I second this.  I am sure there are drivers who work out hard and have good diets, but that would make any meathead at the gym an athlete as well. NASCAR drivers just happen to work out and be very skillful drivers. 

    posted by vball10set

    the best WNBA player could play in the NBA...no, she couldn't

    This argument can apply to any sport.  "Serena could compete with the men."  No, no she couldn't.  She even says so herself.
     

     

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 2:48 PM
     
    posted by vball10set

    the best WNBA player could play in the NBA...no, she couldn't

    This argument can apply to any sport.  "Serena could compete with the men."  No, no she couldn't.  She even says so herself.
     

     

    I'm not so sure she couldn't hold her own against some of the lower tier players, and let's not forget about sports such as bowling, billiards, etc.-- just saying it doesn't necessarily apply to any sport.

     

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 2:55 PM
    posted by vball10set

    I'm not so sure she couldn't hold her own against some of the lower tier players, and let's not forget about sports such as bowling, billiards, etc.-- just saying it doesn't necessarily apply to any sport.

     

    I don't consider those sports lol. 

     

    Also, I can't find it, but there was an interview where Serena herself said she couldn't hang.  She also played the #203 player in the world in 1998 and got her ass handed to her.  Granted, that was 1 year before she started winning slams, but you get the point.  I think it's a safe bet she isn't making the top 150, which means she most likely isn't playing in these slams. 

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 3:05 PM
    posted by like_that

    I don't consider those sports lol. 

     

    Also, I can't find it, but there was an interview where Serena herself said she couldn't hang.  She also played the #203 player in the world in 1998 and got her ass handed to her.  Granted, that was 1 year before she started winning slams, but you get the point.  I think it's a safe bet she isn't making the top 150, which means she most likely isn't playing in these slams. 

    He had also just golfed 18 and had been drinking. She couldn't beat anyone in the top 200. I don't know why people just can't accept in real athletics, there is no comparison, and it's not a bad thing. Contrary to some of the popular beliefs in this country, gender is a thing.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/aus/2017/01/21/serena-williams-nicole-gibbs-australian-open/96876832/

    "Braasch would smoke cigarettes and sip beer during the changeovers, and to be honest no longer looked the part of a fit professional athlete. It made no matter. Braasch led 5-0 over Serena before winning the set 6-1, and then posted a 6-2 set victory over Venus."

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 3:20 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    He had also just golfed 18 and had been drinking. She couldn't beat anyone in the top 200. 

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/aus/2017/01/21/serena-williams-nicole-gibbs-australian-open/96876832/

    "Braasch would smoke cigarettes and sip beer during the changeovers, and to be honest no longer looked the part of a fit professional athlete. It made no matter. Braasch led 5-0 over Serena before winning the set 6-1, and then posted a 6-2 set victory over Venus."

    I'd like to see her play the guy ranked 203 right now just for grins...

    "The year was 1998 and they were quite self-assured young ladies of the teen variety. What was more intriguing at that particular Australian Open was that the two siblings had something of an inflated understanding of their abilities, developed from their being fresh-faced, and still in need of a few life lessons learned..."

     

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 3:33 PM
    posted by vball10set

    I'd like to see her play the guy ranked 203 right now just for grins...

    "The year was 1998 and they were quite self-assured young ladies of the teen variety. What was more intriguing at that particular Australian Open was that the two siblings had something of an inflated understanding of their abilities, developed from their being fresh-faced, and still in need of a few life lessons learned..."

     

    I'd like to see it too. I wonder if any men would step up for an exhibition with some of the top ranked women. It would be cool to see.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 3:46 PM
    posted by vball10set

    I'd like to see her play the guy ranked 203 right now just for grins...

    posted by iclfan2

    I'd like to see it too. I wonder if any men would step up for an exhibition with some of the top ranked women. It would be cool to see.

    They’d get wrecked. Serena’s first serve is solid, but it isn’t placed as well as men. Plus, she wouldn’t be used to it coming back at her in non attacking positions. I watch a lot of tennis, and the women just couldn’t do it versus the men in the top 150 or so. 

    She doesn’t move anywhere close to any male tennis player, like, it’s sinply not close.
     

     

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