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Is it time for MLB to get rid of umpires?

MLB says umpires call 97 percent of pitches accurately, but a 2016 episode of HBO's “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” claims they actually screw up 1 out of every 8 pitches. That adds up to 30,000 mistakes per year. In a game where every single out matters, and the technology already exists to track pitches, fans want to dump umps. But purists say human error has been part of the game for over 170...
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#DumpUmps
37.1%
#KeepTraditionAlive
62.9%
3662

Is the NBA season too long?

Each NBA team plays 82 regular season games, from October through April. But coupled with a grueling, seven-week playoff season, many players (including LeBron James) sit out games weeks before the playoffs start to rest. Critics say the regular season is too long and resting players devalues the sport. If players don't want to show up, why should fans? Purists say the season length is perfect;...
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#ShorterSeasonPlease
77.2%
#DontMessWithSuccess
22.8%
3663

Should public universities be free?

New York's public universities are now free for families that make less than $110,000 per year. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says free tuition will remove barriers to higher education and give people the opportunities they need to succeed in today's world. Investing in a well-educated labor market will only lead to economic growth. Critics say free tuition is unfair; there's no such thing as a free...
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#CollegeShouldBeFree
51.9%
#PayYourOwnTuition
48.1%
3664

Who should play Disney's Mulan: Fan Bingbing or Brenda Song?

Concerned fans and 18MR, a site which advocates for Asian Americans, started a petition demanding Disney use Asian filmmakers and actors in the live-action remake of "Mulan." After false rumors circulated that Jennifer Lawrence would play Mulan, Disney announced the lead character will definitely be portrayed by a Chinese actress. While there's no lead yet, here are two popular fan choices to...
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#TeamFanBingbing
51.5%
#TeamBrendaSong
48.5%
3665

Selena's most iconic song: 'Bidi Bidi Bom Bom' or 'Dreaming of You'?

Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was tragically shot to death on March 31, 1995—just weeks before her 24th birthday. Her legacy lives on as the Queen of Tejano. Although she's gone, fans are celebrating her life, her upcoming birthday, and the 20th anniversary of the music biopic "Selena" (starring Jennifer Lopez). To honor Selena, we want you to tell us which song is her most...
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#BidiBidiBomBom
52.8%
#DreamingOfYou
47.2%
3666

Is it time for the U.S. to use military force in North Korea?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says all options are on the table after North Korea's latest barrage of missile tests, and the so-called Hermit Kingdom continues to build its nuclear weapons stockpile. Now, the U.S. is rerouting several warships to the Korean peninsula in a show of military force. Hardliners say the time for diplomacy is over. The U.S. must strike now to end North Korea's...
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#DiplomacyNotNukes
54.3%
#TimeForTalkIsOver
45.7%
3667

Are politics getting worse in America than they are on 'Game of Thrones'?

U.S. politics seem to get crazier and more dangerous every week. People joke that we're becoming Westeros, the setting of the famously brutal medieval drama "Game Of Thrones," where ruling families jockey for control (Clintons versus Trumps!) and filial connections grant you power (i.e., Jared Kushner, son-in-law and Secretary of Everything). Julia Shaw says "Americans ought to watch ‘Game of...
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#WeAreWesterosNow
69.6%
#WesterosWayWorse
30.4%
3668

Is free speech under attack at college campuses?

The battle over free speech is raging across college campuses throughout the United States. Several high profile events—like Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley and Charles Murray at Middlebury College—have propelled the issue to the national stage. Defenders of free speech say political correctness pushed by student activists is stifling the free exchange of ideas on campuses. Student activists say...
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#ProtectFreeSpeech
54.1%
#NoPlatformForHate
45.9%
3669

Best girl power anthem: 'Man! I feel Like A Woman!' or 'Can't Hold Us Down'?

Shania Twain and Christina Aguilera crushed all of the competition and were voted the top two female artists in our Girl Power Anthem bracket. While Xtina tackled the many double standards women face in society, Shania embraced strength in womanhood and femininity. It's pop empowerment versus country-rock resilience. Who should win the coveted title as best girl power anthem of all-time? 🎤💁🏼
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#TeamShania
38%
#TeamXtina
62%
3670

Is LaVar Ball the worst sports dad ever?

LaVar Ball was an uninspiring pro athlete, but the sports dad is a constant source of controversy as the father of three gifted amateur athletes from Chino Hills—including UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball. LaVar helped train all three kids and build their individual brands, but he's also overshadowed his sons with a string of hyperbolic nonsense. But after blaming Lonzo's Sweet 16 loss to...
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#WorstSportsDad
84%
#BestSportsDad
16%