Ray Ratto

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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Ratto: MLS — Still talking that walk
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Ray Ratto
February 27, 2020 - 8:56 am
The MLS expands to new cities every six weeks, but until those teams are populated with electrifying players, the league will not have solved the thing it really needs to.
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Ratto: The Aubrey Huff Conundrum, for anyone who still cares
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Ray Ratto
February 18, 2020 - 12:16 pm
Aubrey Huff's not a policy maker or even an influencer, so he makes no impact unless that he is given by those he antagonizes.
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Ratto: When you attract less, offer more
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Ray Ratto
February 11, 2020 - 12:04 pm
In other words, MLB is signing on to the one thing everyone else is finally all-in on — game bloat.
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Ratto: And that's all, folks and others
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Ray Ratto
February 03, 2020 - 8:07 am
The right thing happened when the Kansas City Cheifs won Super Bowl LIV, 31-20. They may not have controlled the game until the end, but you all had been warned.
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Ratto: You're sick of the Super Bowl, and don't deny it
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Ray Ratto
January 24, 2020 - 1:49 pm
Let's be frank here. Even ardent fans cannot watch, read or even listen to the metric tonnage of repetitive idiocy about the Super Bowl that has been and is being foisted upon them now.
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Ratto: You’re not parting way, you’re getting fired
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Ray Ratto
January 15, 2020 - 2:23 pm
This is the 15th day of January, and already 10 professional coaches and general managers have been fired. Not "let go." Not "parting ways." Not "moving on" or "pursuing other opportunities" or "spending more time with the family." Fired. It is that time, after all, but the four most recent firings...
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Ratto: When you can see the window closing
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Ray Ratto
December 12, 2019 - 8:38 am
Doug Wilson has traditionally been more of a gambler with his roster than his management team, so when he decided Wednesday that Peter DeBoer could pull this broken sled no longer, his choice to fire him and replace him with Bob Boughner was well out of his operational comfort zone. Secondly,...
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Oakland Raiders: The end of talking about the end
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Ray Ratto
December 10, 2019 - 10:19 am
Well, we're finally here, at the end. We've talked about it over and over and over again, for literally more than half the decade, and now it has finally arrived to the usual lack of fanfare. It is The Final Raiders Game In Oakland. No. 370 in a series of 370. Collect them all, and then ship them...
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Ray Ratto
November 13, 2019 - 2:10 pm
We grade press conferences in America because we run long on optics and short on substance. Credit our short-attention spans, and show us the pretty colors. That said, Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi largely aced their initial press conference and public perp walk. They apologized for their actions...
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