myTakes: Sports

The biggest openweight fight in women’s combat sports history

MMA promotions today are significantly more tamed than they use to be in the 1990s and early 2000s. Back in those days MMA had less rules, open weight fights, skill vs skill fights and it was about who truly was the best...
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Which NFL Teams Have Fewer Fans Than Their Namesake?(Part 2)

Philadelphia Eagles Name Origin: Former owners Bert Bell, and Lud Wray honored the National Recovery Act by former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and since the eagle symbolizes "courage", and "freedom" here in the...
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Which NFL Teams Have Fewer Fans Than Their Namesake?(Part 1)

Since the 2020-2021 United States of America National Football League Season is halfway finished, I decided to do a fun little experiment. It's this simple: I look at the team mascot team name(e.g. Lions), and then I...
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College Sports Rules Need To Be Changed: Play Like A Pro (NFL should NOT adopt NCAA rules on pass interference and DBs.)

One thing that makes a big difference in college sports vs. pro sports is the crazy differences in the rules. These are all major memorable examples over the past few years. Example 1: Tua Tagovailoa's Injury...
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My big volleyball day!

Sadly I don't have any pictures for this mytake but I'll still try and make it entertaining. Volleyball is awesome! Yesterday was quite a day. My team got promoted to a higher league at the end of last season. We're now...
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NBA Bubble Vs. MLB on Protecting Players from Corona Virus

Most of us have been WAITING for sports to resume to help us all let off some emotional steam from having to deal with Covid/Life non-stop for months now, and the perfect way to do that is sports. However, we knew as...
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Unwritten Baseball Fan Rules

There is a list miles long of the official rules of sports and for fans attending sporting events, but there are also some unwritten rules that many baseball fans adhere to. 1. Never snatch from a child or their...
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The two dilemmas of tall heavyweight combat athletes

In combat sports such as Judo, BJJ, Sambo, wrestling, mma etc. combat athletes come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are short and slim, some are short and stocky, some are tall and slim, some are tall and stocky...
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Greatest boxing bouts of all time that I've watched on television or in the arena.

I joined my parents and my brothers for a video conference on Microsoft Teams earlier. We all noticed that we had our TVs on in the background and re-runs of boxing matches were being broadcast. That moment led us to...
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My First Celebrity Crush

Before I even start this, I KNOW I'm gonna get a lot of replies on this like Whaaaaaat? Yeah, I'm expecting it, okay, so I should reveal this info while the facts are fresh. (This person technically didn't count as a...
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In defense of professional wrestling: Why most critics don’t understand the concept of professional wrestling

Professional wrestling is one of the most dynamic forms of entertainment out there. It has been around for several generations and has gradually evolved into a form of live fight choreographed stunt show with emphasis on...
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My Life In Sports And My Opinion Of The Game Of Baseball.

To start, Baseball is such a whack and dull name for a sport (its fitting actually) and someone on here possibly is going to get offended since she loves baseball (but she will get over it 😏). I grow up playing baseball...
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Debunking the skeptics of Bruce Lee: How Bruce Lee is misunderstood within Western martial arts communities

When people think of martial arts, Bruce Lee is among the first individuals that comes to everyone’s minds. Bruce Lee is perhaps the most famous martial artist in history. But like all popular individuals, Bruce is...
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How I got into track.

So this was requested by Another user @TadCurious So my parents were both very Athletic. My mom ran track in high school. She competed in the 100, 200, and Long jump My father played football CB/WR. As a kid I would...
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Some Mighty White Fighters👌🥊🎱🎱

1. Tyson Fury 2 Vitali Klitschko 3 Wladamir Klitschko 4. Andy Ruiz 5. Brock Lesnnar 6. Rocky Marciano 7. Connor McGregor 8 Tommy Morrison 9. Fedor Emelianenko 10. Carl Froch 11. Gina Carno 12 Chick Lidell 13....
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People need to stop policing the bodies of female athletes!

What’s up with people wanting to ban female athletes from being too good? If a woman does good people assume she's transgender so they want to make sure she's a "real woman" then guess what surprise she was born as a...
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Super Bowl droughts of 25 and 50 years and why the winner should cherish it so greatly

I will discuss the 2 teams meeting in Super Bowl 54, starting with the more recent title winners of the 2: the 49ers, then the Chiefs. I will explain why it is amazing one teams' drought is double the other team's...
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'In Search of [Sports] Greatness': Raising Today's Youth Within Structure and Specialization vs. Encouraging 'Out of the Box' Play and Thinking

I just watched another fascinating documentary (‘In Search of Greatness’, written/produced/directed by Gabe Polsky), but this time it was about something I have almost zero interest or knowledge in – sports. But as with...
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How body proportions, strength and other factors determine the outcome of a fight

Whenever people discuss fighting between two different people, there’s always the one topic that causes so much debate and that is how much do body proportions(height, weight, build) and other factors determine the...
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The struggles of a college track star

So first I am so thankful to have a full scholarship for running. This is not me complaining. It's just me sharing. After all the training all the sweat. All the tears from working your body beyond what you thought was...
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