Ray Ratto

Ratto: What's so bad about not finishing the season?
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Ray Ratto
April 02, 2020 - 9:26 am
People will have to be prepared to give up the mangled seasons they have for intact seasons down the road, and thinking up bubble events, like the NBA in Las Vegas, at the risk of violating both quarantine orders and medical safety.
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Ratto: Sports is off the board
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Ray Ratto
March 30, 2020 - 8:40 am
Humans can't be together right now because they carry the coronavirus and distribute it with even the most casual contact. Can't be more basic. Sports is off the board.
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Ratto on the end of lists and brackets
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Ray Ratto
March 26, 2020 - 9:50 am
We are eating these two natural resources, lists and brackets, at a fairly frightening clip to plow us through the tough times.
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Ratto on Mariota and Carr
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Ray Ratto
March 25, 2020 - 8:36 am
The mandated disingenuousness between Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota just feels more contrived than most such situations because they are both so accomplished at singing the right song and making the accompanying dance seem believable.
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You wouldn't want to mess with Sabrina Ionescu right now
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Ray Ratto
March 24, 2020 - 8:58 am
A lot of athletes have reason to feel aggrieved by circumstance these days for a lot reasons, many of them time-, opportunity- and money-based. Times are hard, we get it. None more so than Sabrian Ionescu.
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Steve Kerr on DRK
Damon, Ratto & Kolsky
March 23, 2020 - 3:30 pm
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr joins Damon, Ratto & Kolsky every Thursday at 5pm.
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Ratto on the Tokyo Olympics
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Ray Ratto
March 23, 2020 - 12:56 pm
The Tokyo Olympics have been pushed into 2021 but don't expect anything to change about the fundamental nature of the Games in a post-pandemic world, Ray Ratto writes.
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Ratto on the new sports economy
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Ray Ratto
March 19, 2020 - 12:55 pm
This is the new sports economy — not only imagining the future but reconsidering the things we already saw.
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Ratto: Welcome to the event horizon
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Ray Ratto
March 11, 2020 - 10:55 pm
The spread of COVID-19 is life moving in on sports, and not being polite about it. This is the worst-case scenario without hand sanitizer.
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Jurgen Klopp is the greatest famous person ever
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Ray Ratto
March 04, 2020 - 9:17 am
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reminds us that celebrity does not necessarily confer wisdom, no matter how much we want it to. Wisdom confers wisdom, and has every time.
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