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Dear Liverpool fans, Not to go all Britney Spears Youtube guy on you, but y'all need to leave Mario Balotelli alone. You are not making the club look any better by hating on Mario Balotelli. In fact, you're making it look worse. Y'all are part of the reason players like Raheem Sterling want to leave Liverpool. Who would want to stay at a club where the fans treat the players like sh*t then expect them to go perform miracles on the pitch? Not me. If Steven Gerrard, or even Jordan Henderson, had been the one congratulating Sterling you would have applauded it and said it reflected that person's impeccable leasdrship qualities or some other bullsh*t. Is this just racism? Is it because he's black? Is it because he's not English? You can't treat players like Balotelli like...
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Dear Raheem, You're finally leaving us. Your games with the media have worked out for you and you're heading off down the East Lancs Road to play for the second most famous team in the North West's second most famous city. Good luck on your new adventure, no hard feelings, hope it works out. I can't say that I speak on behalf of all Liverpool fans in wishing you good luck and especially not in saying no hard feelings – I've heard lots of things wished on you and luck certainly hasn't been the main one. But still, all good things must come to an end, and you've got a new set of fans to try to make happy now. As I say, good luck with that. Those new fans will probably disagree with the bit about theirs being the second most famous city in the North West, as of course they're...
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In the midst of the euphoria surrounding Conor McGregor’s championship victory at UFC 189, Paul Kimmage bucked the trend by describing MMA as "barbaric" and claiming to be "repulsed" by the sport. MMA is not for everybody. Thankfully, those who don’t aren't forced to watch. In truth, unless you have paid subscription to a particular sports package, it can be difficult to find MMA events on television. While I can understand his sentiments, unless you have attended local Irish MMA events or watched entire UFC cards, you won’t fully appreciate what the sport is all about. I’m not for a second saying you have to be a black belt in some martial art or a hardcore fan to "get it". But if you’re relying on highlight packages and clips from the end of a fight, like McGregor's on Saturday...
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Dear Raheem, It looks like you're finally leaving us, that your games with the media have worked out for you and that you're heading off down the East Lancs Road to play for the second most famous team in the North West's second most famous city. Good luck on your new adventure, no hard feelings, hope it works out for you. I can't say that I speak on behalf of all Liverpool fans in wishing you good luck and especially not in saying no hard feelings - I've heard lots of things wished on you and luck certainly hasn't been the main one. But still, all good things must come to an end and you've got a new set of fans to try and make happy now. As I say, good luck with that. Those new fans will probably disagree with the bit about theirs being the second most famous city in the North...
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Dear Cleveland, First off, congrats! You've gotten your prodigal son back. You've adorned him with gifts and thrown the great party. You've told the jealous older brother (The Browns) that they have always been there and you still love them. You do have a propensity for prodigal sons. From Josh Gordon, to Johnny Manziel, to Rick Vaughn they seem to stick to your fair city like glue. I'll say I'm a little envious as a Spurs fan. Our biggest prodigals have been Stephen Jackson and DeJuan Blair. MUST READS UPDATED: Fraternizing w/the Enemy: Cavs edition Second, you're welcome for getting your son to come home. Don't ever forget he came home when he did because of this. You've tracked planes, moving trucks and loitered outside LeBron James' home. We love that. As a Spurs fan, I...
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As a longtime Dallas Mavericks fan, I have to comment on this matter right away. What Deandre Jordan and the L.A. Clippers Officials did today was an absolute DISGRACE to everybody who values honesty and sincerity in the NBA. Personally, I used to like the Clippers for their efforts to turn a perpetually unsuccessful franchise around, but with this move, I have lost ALL of my respect for Deandre, Steve Ballmer, Doc Rivers and everybody else involved and with them nothing but the worst for their future. If media reports are true, then Deandre is the main one to blame for 1. verbally agreeing to sign with Dallas, thus making Dallas stop reaching out to other free agent centers 2. getting second thoughts on his "decision" after a couple of days without any significant changes in...
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My man Floyd! My name is Anthony 'The Man' Mundine! I am the uncrowned best athlete of all time! (check my resume). I was a rugby superstar before I quit at the top of my game due to racism...
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I thought this would never happen but it is time for me to say goodbye to Chelsea. The club I have lived every single minute for since joining in July 2004, the club in which I thought I'd hang my gloves and boots one day and finish my career. But life doesn't always turn out the way you think it will. Since 2004 it has been an incredible journey with so many highs and not many lows. We have managed to win every single English trophy as well as the Europa League and the biggest of all - Champions League. Looking back at all the achievements, including our first-ever league double in 2010, back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006, and multiple EPL and FA Cup wins, I couldn't be more proud! As a team we made history together! Last summer, things changed and I understood I was no longer...
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Dear Steve... Coach Kerr, Steve-o, The Steve Man, The things you've accomplished with the Warriors in half a season are downright impressive. Kudos. It's clear that teams who have spent years looking for a franchise head coach should have been looking no further than you. That includes the previously aimless Houston Rockets. And don't worry about Mark Jackson, that's just sour grapes. The entire league has your back. When you've got a team with championship pieces but can't keep things copacetic you're not doing your job as a coach. Klay Thompson deserves big ups as well. Setting league records, knocking down threes and making the All-Star Game. I think it's safe to say he's proved every front office executive that wanted to deal him for Kevin Love dead wrong. Well, it's not...
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Dear Boss, A big month ahead of us, wouldn’t you say, Gaffer? The Hammers entertain us over the weekend, and then Burnley turn up for a mid-week romp. Still, a cursory glance at our fixtures this month would tell you that we could very well walk into March having won five on the trot. Before you fly off the handle, boss, bemoaning my impudence, let me say something. This is a very academic exercise, reserved for the inner recesses of my mind – a happier place where I actually have the balls to write you a letter. Which is why concerns of language have been thrown out the window – the idea is to express my thoughts free of any boundaries that would exist in real life. Now that we have that out of the way, let me return to a quite glorious prospect – 12 points from four Premier...
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