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    This was a topic on Mike & Mike a few days ago. Now that LeBron has won the title, who, in any sport, is under the most pressure to win a title?

    One submission was Tony Romo for the NFL and the NBA fans said Carmello and Dwight Howard. For hockey it is probably Alex Ovetchkin here in Washington.

    Who else do you think now has the most pressure to win a championship?
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    I think that Kevin Durant is going to be on the list. Especially now that he has tasted a Finals. I would add D-Rose to the list, considering the high profile manner in which he is playing in the house that Jordan built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN Phat View Post
    I think that Kevin Durant is going to be on the list. Especially now that he has tasted a Finals. I would add D-Rose to the list, considering the high profile manner in which he is playing in the house that Jordan built.
    I agree on Durrant, especially given that they were close in a number of these games, but completely folded in the last two minutes of game 4 and got blown out in game 5.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Tiger Woods, by far.

    No other athlete is under more scrutiny. And if he doesn't win another one, his final legacy will be a huge porn-addled, washed-up, has-been, mentally spent asterisk. The final chapter will be one of failure.

    He absolutely has to win another major to be able to rest in peace.

    Nobody sits around debating the legacy of Derrick Rose or Carmelo Anthony. Those guys are clowns, bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Tiger Woods, by far.

    No other athlete is under more scrutiny. And if he doesn't win another one, his final legacy will be a huge porn-addled, washed-up, has-been, mentally spent asterisk. The final chapter will be one of failure.

    He absolutely has to win another major to be able to rest in peace.

    Nobody sits around debating the legacy of Derrick Rose or Carmelo Anthony. Those guys are clowns, bro.
    Mostly agree with this. Tony Romo? Does anyone even expect him to make the playoffs? Carmelo Anthony is not even a top 5 NBA player. Rose and Durrant are too young to start questioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Tiger Woods, by far.

    No other athlete is under more scrutiny. And if he doesn't win another one, his final legacy will be a huge porn-addled, washed-up, has-been, mentally spent asterisk. The final chapter will be one of failure.

    He absolutely has to win another major to be able to rest in peace.

    Nobody sits around debating the legacy of Derrick Rose or Carmelo Anthony. Those guys are clowns, bro.
    Don't shoot the messenger...you're mad at these guys:

    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    Mostly agree with this. Tony Romo? Does anyone even expect him to make the playoffs? Carmelo Anthony is not even a top 5 NBA player. Rose and Durrant are too young to start questioning.
    Durant is 23. That is a year older than LBJ was when he got to his first finals. He was under the gun from that point on. I can see the same with Durant. Especially seeing how the Spurs and the Lakers are getting old and lame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Tiger Woods, by far.

    No other athlete is under more scrutiny. And if he doesn't win another one, his final legacy will be a huge porn-addled, washed-up, has-been, mentally spent asterisk. The final chapter will be one of failure.

    He absolutely has to win another major to be able to rest in peace.

    Nobody sits around debating the legacy of Derrick Rose or Carmelo Anthony. Those guys are clowns, bro.
    It's crazy that a guy who already has 14 majors or whatever the number is, would have the most pressure to win another, but I think you're right. He has a monkey on his back now until he gets another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    It's crazy that a guy who already has 14 majors or whatever the number is, would have the most pressure to win another, but I think you're right. He has a monkey on his back now until he gets another.
    That darn monkey of his just keeps causing trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    It's crazy that a guy who already has 14 majors or whatever the number is, would have the most pressure to win another, but I think you're right. He has a monkey on his back now until he gets another.
    It probably doesn't fit int he same category, but Phil at the U.S. Open too.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    That darn monkey of his just keeps causing trouble.
    I assumed it was his snake that caused most of his troubles.

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    Too bad there's no Peyton Manning to put on that list. Has Tony Romo ever even won a playoff game? Is Tony Romo a top 3 or even top 5 QB? We also had Dan Marino, Karl Malone, John Stockton and Charles Barkley to kick around. LeBron was the last guy to make fun of in that regard. I think Durant has to be the guy at this point. If he's not already the second best player in the NBA, he'll be there within the next year or two.
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    I agree with Tiger Woods. I don't think there's even a close second. If I had to choose a second I might choose Rex Ryan.

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    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Bryce Harper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Tiger Woods, by far.

    No other athlete is under more scrutiny. And if he doesn't win another one, his final legacy will be a huge porn-addled, washed-up, has-been, mentally spent asterisk. The final chapter will be one of failure.

    He absolutely has to win another major to be able to rest in peace.

    Nobody sits around debating the legacy of Derrick Rose or Carmelo Anthony. Those guys are clowns, bro.
    I'm reading the Hank Haney book. These are some things he wrote that make me wonder if Tiger will ever win another major:

    During the month he spent at a Mississippi clinic, I didn’t hear from him. I received texted updates and reports from Mark and Tiger’s longtime friend Bryon Bell, but they had their hands full with the aftermath of the scandal, and there were no details. I heard only that Tiger was OK, but that he wasn’t taking any calls as he underwent treatment.

    After Tiger got out of inpatient treatment in early February, he called me at home in Dallas. He sounded better and was more forthcoming. He described his therapy as “horrible, the worst experience I’ve ever been through” and “the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” be he didn’t offer any details. When I asked about Elin, who’d participated in some couples therapy with him, he said, “We’re trying. But I don’t know if she is buying all this stuff.” He added, “She wants me to not play golf for two years. Right now, I don’t know.” The call lasted about ten minutes.



    I’d never seen Tiger meditate or talk about Buddhism, but the ideals made sense. Tiger seemed to be talking about a radical change, which made me wonder about how altering the Package would affect his golf. Tiger’s intense sense of mission when he played gave him his fire, his focus, and his incredible ability to find something extra at the most urgent moments. For all the success this had given him, what if that mission had helped mess up his life? If Tiger was asking himself that question, was he going to be reluctant to keep putting his whole identity on the line when he played? If golf didn’t mean as much to him anymore, then he’d probably win less often.



    Tiger was definitely subdued. Our usual topics of conversation on the practice range might be the latest tour gossip or some development involving another player, but there was none of that. He seemed to be carrying himself gingerly, like a person who’s been beaten up. It hit me that for six weeks he’d been in a confined, highly controlled place with expert counselors who know how to break a person down. He might have been the toughest patient thy ever faced, but there’d been an effect. I wondered about a loss of self-confidence and what all that therapy would do to his killer instinct. I actually flashed on the sensation I got as a kid the first time I watched The Wizard of Oz and saw the curtain being pulled back.

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    Andy Murray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    This was a topic on Mike & Mike a few days ago. Now that LeBron has won the title, who, in any sport, is under the most pressure to win a title?

    One submission was Tony Romo for the NFL and the NBA fans said Carmello and Dwight Howard. For hockey it is probably Alex Ovetchkin here in Washington.

    Who else do you think now has the most pressure to win a championship?
    Luckily not Patrick Kane of Jonathan Toews
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Andy Murray.
    Bump.
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    The first thought that came to my mind was Tiger, because he was such a shoe in to break that record and now it feels like he couldn't be further from it.
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    You can run from me but you cant hide, Ovechkin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    You can run from me but you cant hide, Ovechkin!
    I just hope he returns to the Caps and isn't found in a river somewhere.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    I just hope he returns to the Caps and isn't found in a river somewhere.
    I don't think it is insane to claim that he is in actual physical danger.
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    I don't think it is insane to claim that he is in actual physical danger.
    Did Ovechkin eff up in some specific way or is it just that he lost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    Did Ovechkin eff up in some specific way or is it just that he lost?
    He didn't score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    I don't think it is insane to claim that he is in actual physical danger.
    I certainly wouldn't stick around for the closing ceremony.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Ovechkin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Ovechkin!
    Yo. Sup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Ovechkin!
    Take him off that "Bet to never win one" list!
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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