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    The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thing th

    The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say:

    After the competition, one thing that I realized was that, they may be the chosen team, but Jesus they are overrated.

    Are the punctuations correct here?

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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    After the competition, one thing I realized was that while they may be the chosen team, they were certainly overrated.

    You don't "realize" an exclamation.

    After the competition, I thought that they may be the chosen team, but Jesus, are they overrated.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    What do you mean by that? Where's the exclamation?

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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    What do you mean by that? Where's the exclamation?
    Here:
    "they may be the chosen team, but Jesus they are overrated. "

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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    Why, can't you realize an exclamation? I don't get it.

    And are both: but Jesus, they are overrated and but Jesus, are they overrated.

    Acceptable?

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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    It's not acceptable to millions of Christians.

    The blasphemous profanity 'Jesus' renders the sentence an exclamation.

    The name of Jesus Christ used as an imprecation is offensive to most adherents of one of the world's major religions.

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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    Why is that you can't realize something after an exclamation?

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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    An exclamation is simply not something that you realize. You realize a fact. You may exclaim over that fact once you realize it.
    You wouldn't say "I realized darn it!" I realized I'd left my wallet at home. "Darn it! I thought. "Now I have to ask Jim to buy me lunch."
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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    How about something like the favourites instead of the chosen team, which doesn't sound very natural to me?

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    Re: The blue team has gotten a lot of hype so I say: After the competition, one thin

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    And are both: but Jesus, they are overrated and but Jesus, are they overrated.

    Acceptable?
    You could hear both used, but they do carry linguistic health warnings.

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