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Part one of this piece discussed the impact John Tavares has had on the guys who skate right next to him, titled the JT economy. Part two described the effect that JT has on his line mates bank accounts, and what happens to production when those line mates stop being line mates. Part three will deal with how the JT economy enriched guys who skated near him, guys who watched him skate, and ultimately how face of the franchise John Tavares will have an economic impact of over $1 billion dollars during his career.

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After discussing in depth the impact of John Tavares on many of the wings that have benefited from skating near him, today's focus will be on the guys who skate behind him.

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The JT Economy Comes Home

By Danny Radical

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HORSESHIT.

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The JT Economy

By Danny Radical

Job creation. It's a topic every president since the Great Depression has spoken of at length. It's the basis of a failed economic theory. But to you and me, what does it mean?

Philosophically, there are two camps as to how jobs are created. One says that when you give rich people money, they hire people and create jobs. There's not a lot of evidence supporting this, as usually when you give rich people money they become more rich, which has a lot of evidence supporting such.

The other theory is give middle class and poor people money and they will spend it, because historically that's what they've done, based on the little amount of savings most people have. And usually that grows the economy if it's enough money being kicked back in.

Howe...

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Sports On The Go 1's resident football expert Magic Carl has offered his opinions in this week as a guest writer in this football friendly, draft aware post for you to enjoy!

Date: February 4th, 2018

Location: Super Bowl LII, U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, Minnesota

New England Patriots VS. Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles - 41

Patriots - 33

It's safe to say many people could’ve predicted the outcome given the QB matchup of this magnitude. Tom Brady, arguably the greatest QB to ever play the game, versus the almost forgotten Nick Foles.

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Just a year ago Brady engineered the most shocking, and greatest comeback in NFL Super Bowl history. Atlanta had a comfortable lead in the 3rd Quarter leading 28 to 3 over the Patriots. In the 4th Quarter with 5:53 seconds remaining, Atlanta still had a 99.0% Win Probability by some metrics. But Brady did what Brady does. He stayed cool under pressure, came back to force overtime, and won it all again. He once again proved teams need an ice-water-in-his-veins QB to win a franchise a Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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What if I told you last September that the Islanders were a bubble playoff team? You'd have said "Dude, 95 points? One win away from playoffs? You're crazy." And you would have every reason to feel that way.

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I have a nemesis- I'll code name him Kool Aid Rob. And he probably hates me. But he and I go back and forth, and truth be told I respect his passion and vigor in promoting the Islanders. He's a good, Garth Snowblowing kind of fan. Even wrote about him once.

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The regular season ends for two teams today, one of the rare games in this NHL season where both teams are packing their bags and heading home after the game to watch some playoff hockey on the TV. Understand, that's not a usual thing, as 16 teams out of 31 make the playoffs. Only one other game features double losers, when the Edmonton Oilers suck it up versus the Vancouver Canucks. Congratulations guys!

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In the Western Conference loser set I'm pulling for Edmonton. Let the Oilers get useless points so maybe they'll leapfrog past the Islanders for a better end of season record, just like Chicago did recently. The higher the opportunity for the odds for the top lottery pick, the better.

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There's a lot of reasons we pay athletes extraordinary salaries. Here, we're going to introduce you to some conventional thinking, some non-conventional discussion, and wrap things up with a big messy bow on this series.

Sports have affected our social values. Why? First off, there is a level of civic pride in having an arena in your backyard, and the shame of letting it leave. Do not think that the tales of Brooklyn missing their Dodgers- which have been perpetuated for almost 65 years- were not inflated to create a sense of how a community suffers when a sports team leaves. There aren't many Dodgers fans left in Brooklyn, because they left 60 years ago.

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Hyperbole? The New York Baseball Giants left in the same year. I have NEVER heard a story about a person missing the New York Giants. Have you? In baseball or in football. And the football Giants don't play in New York, either. Besides, is anyone missing the Rochester Royals, besides Cincinnati and Kansas City? Today we call them the Sacramento Kings.

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April 5 will be the last meeting of the 2017-18 hockey season between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers. I'm sure I speak for many Islander fans when I say that this game, as well as the end of the season, can't come soon enough.

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Historically, Islanders- Rangers games have always been a boost in the 7 month schedule of the regular season. An Islander win against the Rangers always gives me a little extra pep in my step the next day, and another reason to smile. However, just like many other good things, Garth Snow ruins this game as well.

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Edible Rex

By Danny Radical

#IslesKoolAid is a wide ranging, silly bunch. Some KoolAid are realistic to some extent, like #KoolAidRob, who admitted a few games ago that the Islanders are not a playoff team. But there are the true Kool Aid junkies who come out at this point of the season. For example:

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Call of Duty World War Two Review: What A Piece of Shit

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Back in November 2017, Activision released Call of Duty, World War Two. This piece of shit was presented to the world as a game with beautiful graphics, exciting single player gameplay, and...that's about it. Just about the same roll out as Pac Man had in 1982.

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