The 2015 edition of ugly NFL Christmas sweaters are out and they’re ugly

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With the craze of the ugly Christmas sweaters and the NFL tag-teaming last year, it’s natural that people want more. Now we have them. Check out the new sweaters that you can pre-order right now.

The common themes are still there with the design: asymmetry, random winter-themed designs and other random fashion designs like chevrons and diamonds.

These were hot last year. Would they continue to be hot sellers this year?

The Home Run Derby is still flawed but it got much more interesting

So we just completed the new Home Run Derby and it was very entertaining. It was actually really interesting to see players hit homers against a clock. That drive to the end to get that one last swing before the time ran out was great. The bracket-style was a nice touch. Overall, this was fun. If the derbies are like this going forward, I can dig it.

However, this new format isn’t perfect. There are still some flaws to it.

One flaw that stood out to me the entire evening was the rule that even though it is a timed event, the pitcher cannot make the next pitch until the ball from the previous swing lands. That is a disadvantage on hitters who hit majestic moon shots. Also it adds way more pressure on the pitcher to pitch the ball immediately after the ball lands. Why did Todd Frazier win? His brother Charlie, who was his pitcher, was able to maximize the amount of pitches in the time allotment. It’s unfair but as part of the rules, the Fraziers executed it wonderfully.

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The MLB Home Run Derby might be canceled due to weather

The only time the All-Star Game’s home run derby was canceled due to weather was in 1988 in Cincinnati. This year, the midsummer classic is in Cincinnati again and there is a chance it might be canceled again.

This doesn’t look good for the derby as the weather looks to be very serious and the chances of getting off the contest seems very unlikely. Of course, the weather can shift and things might change as we approach the start of the derby. But early indications suggest that there is a chance it might not happen.

The derby is scheduled to start at 8pm ET, which according to Weather.com (in the screen shot) it will be wet.

NFLPA spokesman George Atallah comments on Cowboys, Broncos collusion investigation with emojis

Looks like the emoji messages on Twitter hasn’t left the sports world. After news broke of the an investigation on possible collusion between the Broncos and Cowboys, NFLPA’s assistant executive director of external affairs George Atallah shared his thoughts on the matter through a tweet of emojis.

My math tells me that the message means: (Broncos + Cowboys) x Love = Anger and disapproval

Either way, this is a serious issue and the NFLPA will not stand for it. And using emojis to express it is the way to go.

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David Lee’s time with the Warriors was very odd but worth it

One of the biggest talking points for the Warriors this offseason was the future of David Lee. Lee had been a starter for the Warriors but lost his starting job when he got hurt. Since then, he had been riding the bench and even some games not even suit up. With $15 million owed to him next season, the Warriors knew they had to move him.

What Lee did this season was so professional. He didn’t complain about his demotion and played when he was called. He was a great mentor to the younger players and with his experience, he had a lot of wisdom to share. Even though he was here during the dark years, he knew that winning was more important than his personal gain. So he took the backseat this season. And he was vital to the Warriors’ championship run by playing some very important minutes.

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Why in the world did the Clippers not use any of these logos?

Look at all four of these images. These logos are infinitely better than what they ended up using. The fact that these logos feature some sort of nautical image makes it so much better. Whether it’s a wave, anchor or ship, these logos are simply amazing.

I don’t know who makes decisions in the merchandising and graphics department, but they made the wrong one. Somehow, this made their current logo set even worse.

USA’s Beatdown Of Japan Was The Highest-Rated Soccer Game In U.S. Television History

USA’s Beatdown Of Japan Was The Highest-Rated Soccer Game In U.S. Television History

This doesn’t surprise me. There are a lot of factors going into this, including the fact that it was the women and that Americans are still trying to get into soccer. But hey, the chance for America to win a world championship will always draw ratings. But to what extent? Fortunately it was a very American weekend with Independence Day, I bet people were on an American high.

Tennessee’s sharp new alternate uniform pays tribute to the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee’s sharp new alternate uniform pays tribute to the Smoky Mountains

I wouldn’t say sharp. It’s just OK.