Not for nothing but since round 3, I’ve won $800+ because of the Raptors and I also won $140 on St Louis winning the Stanley Cup.

    Life is GOOOOOD!

    GO RAPS GO!! NBA CHAMPS!! You have NO IDEA how nuts it is here.

  • Very happy to see the Raptors take it, but specially not seeing the Warriors take it again.

    And I'm so surprised the NHL final happens at the same time, as the NBA Finals, that seems pretty dumb to me.

  • @bard91

    The seasons overlap so it’s hard to watch both sports but at least the Stanley Cup and the NBA Finals happen on different days.

  • Has anyone been watching Women's World Cup?'s_World_Cup

    I've noticed that I started to get more invested during the Round of 16. Today begin the quarter-finals, only eight remain.
    Norway - England
    France - USA
    Italy - Netherlands
    Germany - Sweden

    Tomorrow's FRA/USA could very well have been even the final of this tournament, should be a great match.

  • @sentinel-beach I have not been actually watching but have been keeping up. It sucks to see Canada AND Japan get knocked out 1 day apart, our house officially has no horse in the race. But what a save by that Swedish keeper on that penalty. It was obviously stoppable but not a bad penalty by any means, incredible stop. Too many times we see plays like that get wasted by a later goal caused by poor defending so it was good to see her efforts be rewarded.

    It would be good to see anybody but the US win and not just because my passport mandates that I route against them in all sports but because it would be good for the game to get a new power in. I think I'll maybe pick up the Netherlands in hopes that that country can finally get its first World Cup.

  • @sentinel-beach I don't really have a way of watching aside from streams on the internet and most of the games take place while at work so no, just keeping an eye for the results.

    It's kinda sad actually we are a big football country and we would always have broadcasts for the Women's World Cup but now they are only available on paid services and most people just don't care enough so no one is really watching.

  • That's unfortunate, sorry to hear. Here in Finland our national public broadcasting company went big for the first time with women's World Cup and has been broadcasting every match with a studio before and after etc. And we're not even in there.

  • @sentinel-beach yeah it's very unfortunate, we did qualify for the last one (or the one before that, not sure) and that one was definitively very followed, but hell even for Russia 2018 not all matches were broadcasted in the public network, only the ones where our team was playing and a few others, otherwise we had to pay for a streaming service which a lot of people did do in that case, so it has been getting worse for us here.

  • England - USA has started in a great way, this'll be a good game! 1-1 after 22 minutes now.

  • @sentinel-beach with a Scottish mother and Canadian father, there was no result that could have satisfied me. Yet another penalty save late so that's exciting. I have to be honest, as great as it is to save a penalty and the keeper could easily have gone the other way and we wouldn't be talking about it, that was an abysmal penalty. I'd say the second yellow was a bad call but inconsequential. On to the second semi today!

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    The 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar start tomorrow. It's been a heavily criticized topic to even award the games to Qatar, but here we are now. Putting athletes in a literal hot oven built on corruption money and dead Gastarbeiter.

    The weather forecast seems to show pretty rough temperatures for the next ten days, basically 40 °C for days and 30 °C for nights. (That's about 104 °F and 86 °F.) For this reason the most demanding and longest events like marathons and the race walks start at midnight local time.

  • Women's marathon is about to begin in the Arabian night. Still 33 °C, I just heard, and the humidity is 70 %. Goddamn, could be ugly.

  • Chepngetich (KEN) won gold while Chelimo (BRN) and Johannes (NAM) came second and third. Our Finnish duo Hyryläinen and Vainio crossed the finish-line 19th and 26th, respectable results in those brutal conditions. And when you consider that out of the 70 runners around only 40 finished the whole race.

  • I love the NFL but these arbitrary video reviews from New York are absolutely killing the momentum. I sometimes feel like I’m wasting life watching this.

  • @dipset said in Sports?:

    I love the NFL but these arbitrary video reviews from New York are absolutely killing the momentum. I sometimes feel like I’m wasting life watching this.

    This has drifted into something that every high level sport deals with, and the I fear the line of no return has been crossed. There will only be more angles, cameras, slower lenses moving forward - its truly a nightmare. This may sound hyperbolic but its killing the soul of sports.

  • @miserableperson

    I just don’t remember it being as painful last season of the NFL but I agree. Let the officiating stand, then go to the cameras as needed.

    Like when a team is running a hurry up offence, and they make a first down, run to the line, about to snap, then refs stop the play dead to review the last one... like why? You called it a catch already and nobody challenged it.

    I understand the pursuit of fairness but my god on a bad day, it’s reeeeeallllly bad.

  • NHL season has started again. Not a whole lot to say since it's only just begun but I enjoyed the Canes/Habs game earlier tonight. Always love me a back and forth that goes into shootout.

  • I was switching between Avalanche vs Flames and playoff baseball.

    Avs are my team and they look as great as ever. I might put like $15 on them to win the cup for a $240 payout. It’s a fan bet but low key possible.