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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3915 on: September 14, 2012, 09:56:39 AM »
Fantasy Football anyone?

I lost my match in week 1. Blah. If Rivers would have had one more touchdown and a few more yards I coulda won!  >:(  ;D   Easy match this week though.

I won mine, even with Rivers' low pointage; Kaeding is my kicker, too, and he made heaps of field goals to make up for Rivers' lone TD. And my match up was easy. This week... I am up against M.Ryan, Foster, MJD, Green, White, etc, and am therefore (probably) doomed.
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« Reply #3916 on: September 14, 2012, 11:49:38 AM »
NHL owners support lockout

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman received a unanimous vote from owners Thursday in support of a league-imposed lockout should no deal be reached by midnight ET Saturday.

Bettman met with the board of governors here, and although he already had the authority to implement a work stoppage, his constituency stood behind the league's position of a lockout...

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3917 on: September 14, 2012, 02:56:43 PM »

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In that regard, it could be worse, he could be playing for Boston err.. New England ;)

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Ah yes Habte, thank you so kindly for reminding me that there are surprisingly worse cities of fans. Philadelphia is right below it.

I believe in regards to terrible sports fans (In America, if it were international just about ALL of Polish cities would top the lists) the list goes

1) Boston
2) Philly
3) Cleveland (there is reason everyone always kicks cleveland teams in the scrotum, its because a lot of the times they deserve it ;)
4) Los Angeles
5) Dallas

If I forgot to mention anyone, I am sure y'all can be mean-spirited and represent your district ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3918 on: September 14, 2012, 06:18:28 PM »
Heh, heh! :laugh: Some time this weekend, someone in Major League Baseball will take the league to an inglorious milestone of half a million errors.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/unofficial-milestone-of-baseball-error-no--500-000-deserves-inglorious-honor.html

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3919 on: September 14, 2012, 07:52:17 PM »
NHL owners support lockout

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman received a unanimous vote from owners Thursday in support of a league-imposed lockout should no deal be reached by midnight ET Saturday.

Bettman met with the board of governors here, and although he already had the authority to implement a work stoppage, his constituency stood behind the league's position of a lockout...
This will be devastating to the league and I really don't think it can handle another lockout IMHO. The NHL came so far from the last lockout, sadly.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3920 on: September 15, 2012, 11:38:41 PM »
I think the Oregon Ducks are going to get a gem of a freshman running back next year. A kid named Thomas Tyner who's now playing his senior season for Aloha High School just west of Portland... The young man, who also happens to own the Oregon high school record in track's 100m dash, just obliterated two major state rushing records last night. His 643-yard rushing total (on 38 carries) is good for third best all time in the nation, easily breaking the previous state record of 508, and his 10 TDs broke the previous state record by two. In one stretch of the 2nd quarter, his team handed him the ball on three consecutive plays and watched him break a TD run of longer than 60 yards each time!  :o The amazing thing is that his team needed every one of his yards and TDs to keep up with and eventually pass their opponent in a wild track meet of a game decided by a score of 84-63. Yesterday was also Tyner's 18th birthday.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3921 on: September 15, 2012, 11:57:21 PM »
UPSET ALERT

The #21 Stanford Cardinal defeat Matt Barkley and the #2 USC Trojans even without Andrew Luck!

Stanford 21, USC 14
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« Reply #3922 on: September 16, 2012, 12:19:08 AM »
UPSET ALERT

The #21 Stanford Cardinal defeat Matt Barkley and the #2 USC Trojans even without Andrew Luck!

Stanford 21, USC 14

My Californian pal ain't going to be happy about this one.

UofL was killing UNC today. I had to leave at half time. Apparently in the second half things got way more exciting and it ended up Louisville just barely winning 39-34.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3923 on: September 16, 2012, 12:25:40 AM »
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2011 Week 13 through 2012 Week 1: Lowest INT/Dropped INT Percentages (min. 100 dropbacks)
Rank   QB   Dropbacks   INT   Dropped INT   Percent
1   Alex Smith   200   0   0   0.0%
2   Tom Brady   239   2   0   0.8%
3   Andy Dalton   212   2   0   0.9%
4   Matt Ryan   211   2   0   0.9%
5   Kellen Clemens   105   1   0   1.0%
6   Tarvaris Jackson   160   1   1   1.3%
7   Aaron Rodgers   209   3   0   1.4%
8   Philip Rivers   198   3   0   1.5%
9   Tony Romo   189   2   1   1.6%
10   T.J. Yates   138   3   0   2.2%
ESPN Stats and Info

As Matt Ryan creeps his way into elite QB status through a steady increase in stat lines, can this Monday night be when the Falcons finally get beyond 0-3 for Monday Night games and show the prime-time national audience that they just might be real deal? I am very nervous, its a crucial game to say the least!

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« Reply #3924 on: September 16, 2012, 01:16:22 AM »
My almae matres performed pretty much as expected.  TCU beat Kansas 20-6 in a game that was no gem of perfection for either team.  Ohio St. beat Cal 35-28; could the Bears really be that good or the Buckeyes that bad?  And finally, Texas unloaded on Ole Miss 66-31, ho-hum; looks like a lack of parity in the SEC.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3925 on: September 16, 2012, 01:22:17 AM »
My almae matres performed pretty much as expected.  TCU beat Kansas 20-6 in a game that was no gem of perfection for either team.  Ohio St. beat Cal 35-28; could the Bears really be that good or the Buckeyes that bad?  And finally, Texas unloaded on Ole Miss 66-31, ho-hum; looks like a lack of parity in the SEC.

Haters going to hate. SEC is still the best conference in gridiron. :D
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3926 on: September 16, 2012, 02:50:38 AM »
My almae matres performed pretty much as expected.  TCU beat Kansas 20-6 in a game that was no gem of perfection for either team.  Ohio St. beat Cal 35-28; could the Bears really be that good or the Buckeyes that bad?  And finally, Texas unloaded on Ole Miss 66-31, ho-hum; looks like a lack of parity in the SEC.

Haters going to hate. SEC is still the best conference in gridiron. :D
The SEC may have several of the best teams in the country, but are all the SEC teams that good?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3927 on: September 16, 2012, 06:41:15 AM »
My almae matres performed pretty much as expected.  TCU beat Kansas 20-6 in a game that was no gem of perfection for either team.  Ohio St. beat Cal 35-28; could the Bears really be that good or the Buckeyes that bad?  And finally, Texas unloaded on Ole Miss 66-31, ho-hum; looks like a lack of parity in the SEC.

Haters going to hate. SEC is still the best conference in gridiron. :D
The SEC may have several of the best teams in the country, but are all the SEC teams that good?

The conference is definitely top heavy this year, but I knew USC was overrated. Any golden boy QB with blond hair who plays for USC or Notre Dame will be declared the Heisman trophy winner before the season even starts. But Barkley didn't look like a Hiesman winner today. As a BAMA fan, all I'm worried about is National Championship #15. How crazy would it be if LSU and the TIDE played for the N.C. again this year? It could happen. As of right now, I think they're cleary the best two teams in the nation. Long way to go though.


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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3928 on: September 16, 2012, 01:12:16 PM »
Haters going to hate. SEC is still the best conference in gridiron. :D
The SEC may have several of the best teams in the country, but are all the SEC teams that good?
Certainly not.  The SEC is definitely a two-tier conference.  There are those with a shot at winning the conference title, and those with a shot at winning a game or two.  However, those with a shot a winning the conference are almost invariably in the hunt for the national title.  Perhaps that was the alllure for recent additions to the conference.  I welcome them and wish them the best, but can't help but thinking "What were you thinking!?"

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« Reply #3929 on: September 16, 2012, 02:18:23 PM »
My almae matres performed pretty much as expected.  TCU beat Kansas 20-6 in a game that was no gem of perfection for either team.  Ohio St. beat Cal 35-28; could the Bears really be that good or the Buckeyes that bad?  And finally, Texas unloaded on Ole Miss 66-31, ho-hum; looks like a lack of parity in the SEC.

Haters going to hate. SEC is still the best conference in gridiron. :D
The SEC may have several of the best teams in the country, but are all the SEC teams that good?

I'd say about 4 or 5 are really good. 10 or 11 are atleast decent. The rest are a little sub-par. Still better than anyother conference.
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« Reply #3930 on: September 16, 2012, 02:56:28 PM »
How crazy would it be if LSU and the TIDE played for the N.C. again this year? It could happen. As of right now, I think they're cleary the best two teams in the nation. Long way to go though.

Probably will happen, I think both teams are better than last year.
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« Reply #3931 on: September 16, 2012, 05:58:32 PM »
Well I'd like to thank the Eagles for avenging us. And the Bengals for not sucking. And Trent Richardson for making it entertaining rather than a simple beatdown.
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« Reply #3932 on: September 16, 2012, 08:53:23 PM »
Best day. Patriots and Ravens lose, Steelers win.

Haha gj Cardinals
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« Reply #3933 on: September 17, 2012, 03:11:02 PM »
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Is the defensive edge of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry looking to be eclisped by these new defensive powerhouses in San Francisco and Detroit? The 9erz are embarrassing teams with their smothering coverage, shutting down both the pass AND the run.  Further, Lions have a defensive line that is literally a bit frightening.  For San Francisco's offense to do so well against that is a big statement.  Looking forward to tonight but I am so nervous!!

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« Reply #3934 on: September 17, 2012, 06:13:00 PM »
In Tippeligaen, Troillongan came out with a victory. Rosenborg 3 - 0 Vålerenga
http://www.rbk.no/news/article/o9yaj5k19iiz1ll133efil43x/title/knuste-valerenga


Meanwhile in the English Premier League, my Red Devils come out with a nice victory. United 4 - 0 Wigan
http://www.manutd.com/en/Fixtures-And-Results/Match-Reports/2012/Sep/manchester-united-v-wigan-athletic-match-report.aspx
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« Reply #3935 on: September 17, 2012, 10:43:55 PM »
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Looking forward to tonight but I am so nervous!!

Peyton's first half against the revamped Atlanta defense..

He had only seven drives resulting in late TD in the final 13 seconds to top off 3 interceptions, 1 TO on a fumble, and 2 punts.  Clearly Denver was a bit more nervous than me ;)

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« Reply #3936 on: September 18, 2012, 12:11:34 AM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Falcons with an impressive win, and to think, against Peyton Manning it wasn't even an upset, Falcons were favored by 3 and came through to match for the first time on the big stage.  Matt Ryan is now 1-3 on Monday Night Football, but is 31-4 (!!) at the Georgia Dome.  He and Joe Flacco are also some of the best career starts since the 1950s with 43 and 44 respectively (though Flacco has 53 including the Post Season)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3937 on: September 18, 2012, 12:57:21 AM »
I think I might have more tolerance for pro football if it didn't coincide with college football. It's college football season man! Wake up and join the fun!



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« Reply #3938 on: September 18, 2012, 01:21:32 AM »
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I think I might have more tolerance for pro football if it didn't coincide with college football. It's college football season man! Wake up and join the fun!



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I'll meet you half way, can we at least have their refs during the lockout ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3939 on: September 18, 2012, 01:28:06 AM »
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I think I might have more tolerance for pro football if it didn't coincide with college football. It's college football season man! Wake up and join the fun!



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I'll meet you half way, can we at least have their refs during the lockout ;)
As long as the ref isn't a fan of the home team, as actually happened in New Orleans over the weekend. (One of the substitute refs for the Saints game was removed from the game's ref squad after the NFL discovered that he was an avid Saints fan.)
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« Reply #3940 on: September 18, 2012, 01:32:26 AM »
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I think I might have more tolerance for pro football if it didn't coincide with college football. It's college football season man! Wake up and join the fun!



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I'll meet you half way, can we at least have their refs during the lockout ;)
As long as the ref isn't a fan of the home team, as actually happened in New Orleans over the weekend. (One of the substitute refs for the Saints game was removed from the game's ref squad after the NFL discovered that he was an avid Saints fan.)

Who Dat should be trying to hide that, so they couldn't win a game against an inferior team even with crooked, third-rate refs in their favor?  Haha!!

This Falcons game was about the longest I've ever seen, I think that fatigue is was slowed Atlanta down in the second half and gave Broncos a chance, after all Denver's impressive stamina is what propelled them into so many come from behind and overtime wins by simply wearing teams down over the long haul, something they almost managed to do in the extended second half tonight.  These refs aren't the worst at the actual calls they make (no more or less than the regular guys blown calls) however they sure take their sweat time doing it! My Lord!



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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3941 on: September 18, 2012, 01:34:43 AM »
Speaking of officiating...

I might not like all the rules, but I just wish that these refs would actually follow the rules. What about the words, "indisputable" and "conclusive" do they not understand? If they look at the replay, and there is any doubt whatsoever, then that means that it is disputable and inconclusive. As a fan, I may strongly believe that the call on the field should be overturned. But if the replay leaves room for doubt, then the RULE is that the call on the field should stand. But already this season, I have seen refs overturn calls on the field without any indisputable or conclusive evidence to justify it. Aggravating.


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« Reply #3942 on: September 18, 2012, 11:34:25 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3943 on: September 18, 2012, 05:57:09 PM »
I think the Oregon Ducks are going to get a gem of a freshman running back next year. A kid named Thomas Tyner who's now playing his senior season for Aloha High School just west of Portland... The young man, who also happens to own the Oregon high school record in track's 100m dash, just obliterated two major state rushing records last night. His 643-yard rushing total (on 38 carries) is good for third best all time in the nation, easily breaking the previous state record of 508, and his 10 TDs broke the previous state record by two. In one stretch of the 2nd quarter, his team handed him the ball on three consecutive plays and watched him break a TD run of longer than 60 yards each time!  :o The amazing thing is that his team needed every one of his yards and TDs to keep up with and eventually pass their opponent in a wild track meet of a game decided by a score of 84-63. Yesterday was also Tyner's 18th birthday.
I read today that Duck alum LaMichael James was clocked at 0.01 seconds faster than Tyner in the 40 (James's 4.37 to Tyner's 4.38), but the one thing Tyner has that neither James nor his immediate successor De'Anthony Thomas has is the size to be an every-down running back. LaMichael was rather small, and De'Anthony is rather small at 5'9", 175 lbs. Tyner, however, stands 6'0" tall and weighs 210 lbs.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3944 on: September 18, 2012, 06:23:15 PM »
I think I might have more tolerance for pro football if it didn't coincide with college football. It's college football season man! Wake up and join the fun!

I like sleeping during college football (and also soccer) games. I find the white noise from the crowd to be soothing. Soccer works better though because the announcers aren't as hyped up (unless there's a goal).

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« Reply #3945 on: September 18, 2012, 06:54:06 PM »
I think I might have more tolerance for pro football if it didn't coincide with college football. It's college football season man! Wake up and join the fun!



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the great thing is (for football fans at least) that they don't exactly overlap, because one is played on saturdays, and the other is on sundays.


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« Reply #3946 on: September 18, 2012, 08:44:17 PM »
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Soccer works better though because the announcers aren't as hyped up (unless there's a goal).

Whenever I watch soccer in English like on ESPN or such, I find myself having the same problem with the announcers.  See, I usually watch soccer in espanol by default because I don't have cable and they air a lot of games including the entirety of the World Cup and Americas Cup and every USA game.  Those guys are muey pumped to say the least, they bring announcing to a new art form. They almost get more excited about the near goal misses then the actual scores!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3947 on: September 19, 2012, 11:44:12 AM »
I think the Oregon Ducks are going to get a gem of a freshman running back next year. A kid named Thomas Tyner who's now playing his senior season for Aloha High School just west of Portland... The young man, who also happens to own the Oregon high school record in track's 100m dash, just obliterated two major state rushing records last night. His 643-yard rushing total (on 38 carries) is good for third best all time in the nation, easily breaking the previous state record of 508, and his 10 TDs broke the previous state record by two. In one stretch of the 2nd quarter, his team handed him the ball on three consecutive plays and watched him break a TD run of longer than 60 yards each time!  :o The amazing thing is that his team needed every one of his yards and TDs to keep up with and eventually pass their opponent in a wild track meet of a game decided by a score of 84-63. Yesterday was also Tyner's 18th birthday.
I read today that Duck alum LaMichael James was clocked at 0.01 seconds faster than Tyner in the 40 (James's 4.37 to Tyner's 4.38), but the one thing Tyner has that neither James nor his immediate successor De'Anthony Thomas has is the size to be an every-down running back. LaMichael was rather small, and De'Anthony is rather small at 5'9", 175 lbs. Tyner, however, stands 6'0" tall and weighs 210 lbs.

I'd take the guy with the lower centre of gravity.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3948 on: September 19, 2012, 04:47:17 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!



I'd take the guy with the lower centre of gravity.


Speaking of which, what is up with CP3 Chris Paul? Does that dude have Napoleon Complex or what!!

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Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who is featured on the covers of October's GQ , told the magazine he actually preferred being traded to the Clippers rather than the Los Angeles Lakers last year.

"They had the better pieces," Paul said. "And winning with the Clippers would be legendary."

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Last year NBA commissioner David Stern nixed a trade that would have sent Paul from the then league-owned New Orleans Hornets to the Lakers in a package that would have included Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. A week later he was traded to the Clippers instead.

Paul also said he was still irritated about being patted on the head by Gasol when the Lakers played the Clippers last season, causing the two to be separated in the waning seconds of the game.

"We call that sonnin'," Paul said. "Like when I take Li'l Chris to the bathroom, I'll walk with my hand on his head. That's my son. You know what I mean? I understand that Gasol is that tall, but don't do to me what I do to my son."

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Its called being friendly yo!! Honestly, I LIKE when people treat me in friendly ways like their kids, calling me Mejo or son, it makes me feel welcome. Instead, this little dude is always trash-talking, always feelings slighted (pun intended ;) ), always picking fights, always accusing everybody of being against him. Of course he wanted to go to the Clips, his overly inflated ego couldn't compete with that of Kobe, perhaps the only other NBA player with a bigger sense of unwarranted self-importance and outright narcissism..

Rather play for Clippers? I ADORE the Clippers as LA's biggest underdog and always have, but lets be honest here and compare legacies.

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LOS ANGELES -- Before Dwight Howard was introduced as the Los Angeles Lakers’ newest center last month, he took a quick tour of the team’s training facility. As he walked around Jeanie Buss’ office, he took a long look at the 10 Larry O’Brien trophies the team has won in Los Angeles since 1980 before gazing out her window at the retired jerseys on the walls surrounding the practice court.
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Puts that whole Clippers-Lakers debate in perspective doesn't it ;)


 I used to like CP3 but he has let his game get to his head, and now he has such a bad attitude that he should be playing for those green goblin Celtics, the undisputed kings of what I call "bad-attitude basketball" and as a career franchise lead the league in Scowls Per Minute for sure!!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3949 on: September 21, 2012, 06:17:27 PM »
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Q: With all of the replacement ref controversies (e.g. blatantly missed calls, Saints Homer Ref and Fantasy Football Ref, to name a few) destroying the integrity of the game, what team's fan base do you think is the odds on favorite for going crazy and starting a riot (a la Lakers fans after winning a championship) when a missed/questionable call costs their team the game? Not a gambling man, but I'd put my money on Raiders or Eagles fans. Thoughts?
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SG: Thanks for the unprovoked potshot at Lakers fans and thanks for a really good question. I mulled it over for about 15 minutes and changed my answer multiple times before realizing that it was nearly impossible to pick between Eagles fans and Raiders fans — it's like picking sides in the Lindsay Lohan–Amanda Bynes Career Destruction contest. They're both the odds-on favorites, with Baltimore fans trailing slightly behind. (FYI: Those were the three fan bases mentioned in a reader's "Who would win a Hunger Games–type battle between Raiders fans, Eagles fans and Ravens fans?" mailbag question last April and nobody challenged those three picks.) So I'd have the final odds looking like this: Raiders (-130), Eagles (even), Ravens (+150), The Field (+250).

Here's the catch: I see Eagles fans taking it personally that they weren't favored, increasing their odds of a referee riot because they'd be in "Nobody Believes in Us!" mode. So I wouldn't favor the Eagles, but for that same reason, I'd wager on the Eagles. Either way, you know Roger Goodell has lost control of both his marbles and the 2012 NFL season when fans are seriously debating things like "Which fan base is going to riot over the referees first?" and "How easy would it be to bribe a replacement ref and swing a game?" Stay classy, Roger.
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He inserts sports related jokes from every sport and every era seamlessly into a single article about a single sport or athlete, simply brilliant!



By the way, even considering Raiders, Lakers, and Ravens fans, American sports is still a whole lot safer than spectator sports in Poland ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3950 on: September 22, 2012, 05:38:34 PM »
Kobe says he wants to be traded to FC Barcelona.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3951 on: September 22, 2012, 10:23:14 PM »
For the second game in a row, the Beavers of Oregon State shut down a Heisman candidate running back en route to upsetting a Top 25 opponent.

Their victim this week: #19 UCLA

Final Score: OSU 27, UCLA 20

Now will the Beavers be ranked among the Top 25?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3952 on: September 22, 2012, 10:26:13 PM »
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Now will the Beavers be ranked among the Top 25?



"You'd think that.."


Maybe they can be the college version of the "Nobody Believes In Us" Philly Eagles ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3953 on: September 22, 2012, 10:43:47 PM »
So Reds are NL Central champs apparently. Not caring about baseball yet, but I'm considering it.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3954 on: September 23, 2012, 12:26:24 AM »
Major League Baseball could have a Triple Crown winner this year. With less than two weeks left in the season, Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers leads the AL in batting average (.332 to Mike Trout's .325) and RBI (131 to Josh Hamilton's 123) and is tied with Hamilton for the lead in home runs with 42. If Cabrera holds on to win in all three of these stats, he'll be the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the coveted Triple Crown.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3955 on: September 23, 2012, 01:25:54 AM »
Again, my almae matresTexas had a bye.  USC rebounded to beat Cal 27-9 (at least, the Bears didn't stink).  And TCU put on a decent show, beating Virginia 27-7; Casey Pachall was on his game, and the Frogs' defense took advantage of a sputtering Cavs offense to cause turnovers which were promptly converted into touchdowns.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3956 on: September 23, 2012, 01:56:00 AM »
Well, when Oregon had a mere 13-0 halftime lead over Arizona, we thought this would actually be a close game for the Ducks. NOT!!! The Ducks outscored the Wildcats 36-0 in the second half, scoring two TDs on pick sixes. For all the scoring the Ducks put together in the game, what was most amazing was the Ducks' defensive performance, especially their 5 takeaways (4 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery), against an offense that averaged close to 50 points per game before tonight.

#3 Oregon 49, #22 Arizona 0

(The Ducks' first shutout of the Arizona Wildcats since 1964)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3957 on: September 23, 2012, 01:45:30 PM »
I guess I'll watch MLB playoffs this year.

Baseball fans, do people usually watch every game in a series?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3958 on: September 23, 2012, 01:55:08 PM »
What happened to the Pirates? Completely crapped the bed.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #3959 on: September 23, 2012, 06:13:40 PM »
Good going against the Potatoes.
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