Ray Ratto

Ratto on a world of fan furloughs
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Ray Ratto
April 15, 2020 - 8:46 am
For some, the ideal of a socially-distanced fan base amid the COVID-19 pandemic is downright appeal. Ray Ratto warns of the potential danger.
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Ratto: The schedule-keepers and the scientists
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Ray Ratto
April 09, 2020 - 9:47 am
With latest report out of Santa Clara, t he scientists are doubling down on the notion that sports and their almighty schedules are not the master here, no matter who has what deadline and bank payment to make.
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Ratto: Sports as the vanguard of anti-science
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Ray Ratto
April 07, 2020 - 10:04 am
From MLB to the UFC to the NBA, the sports world continues to offer up the dimmest and most arrogantly misguided ideas to resume games.
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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
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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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