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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4230 on: October 17, 2012, 04:41:03 PM »
Ray Lewis is out for the season with a torn tricep muscle. Considering his age of 37 years, this could be the end of a career for one of the best middle linebackers ever to play the game.

We're all shedding a tear here in western pa  :P

We people of New England feel the same way.

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« Reply #4231 on: October 17, 2012, 04:49:28 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Ray Lewis is out for the season with a torn tricep muscle. Considering his age of 37 years, this could be the end of a career for one of the best middle linebackers ever to play the game.

We're all shedding a tear here in western pa  :P

We people of New England feel the same way.

Hey folks, we can have our "friendly rivalries" but lets not get out of hand, a real human being who has been a rather stand up guy in an otherwise controversial NFL just experienced a serious physical injury, one which seriously threatens his career. How is this a novelty matter? I may not like the Steelers, but when I saw Big Ben get his nose broken last year, that hurt me too, and I don't with any injuries on ANY of my rivals or any other body period.  

And just a note, keep in mind what while Ray had indeed pleaded guilty to his felony conviction of obstructing justice (NOT MURDER) that the two folks who actually were convicted of that crime were later acquitted on self-defense.  So lets not hold that too strongly against Ray Lewis' legacy as a one-of-a-kind NFL player and further a sincerely nice, community oriented guy.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4232 on: October 17, 2012, 04:59:09 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Ray Lewis is out for the season with a torn tricep muscle. Considering his age of 37 years, this could be the end of a career for one of the best middle linebackers ever to play the game.

We're all shedding a tear here in western pa  :P

We people of New England feel the same way.

Hey folks, we can have our "friendly rivalries" but lets not get out of hand, a real human being who has been a rather stand up guy in an otherwise controversial NFL just experienced a serious physical injury, one which seriously threatens his career. How is this a novelty matter? I may not like the Steelers, but when I saw Big Ben get his nose broken last year, that hurt me too, and I don't with any injuries on ANY of my rivals or any other body period. 

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He takes the games against the Patriots too seriously, that's all. He might be a nice guy in real life (though he was allegedly involved in a fight in Atlanta that resulted in two deaths, but that's the past so we can't judge him for that forever), but on the field he's difficult to respect unless you're a Ravens fan. It's just like how I feel about Kobe Bryant; even if I wasn't a Celtics fan, I still wouldn't like him due to the fact that he has no class.

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« Reply #4233 on: October 17, 2012, 05:10:01 PM »
He takes the games against the Patriots too seriously, that's all. He might be a nice guy in real life (though he was allegedly involved in a fight in Atlanta that resulted in two deaths, but that's the past so we can't judge him for that forever), but on the field he's difficult to respect unless you're a Ravens fan. It's just like how I feel about Kobe Bryant; even if I wasn't a Celtics fan, I still wouldn't like him due to the fact that he has no class.
Yep. Just like I have zero respect for Artest.
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« Reply #4234 on: October 17, 2012, 10:23:34 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


He takes the games against the Patriots too seriously, that's all. He might be a nice guy in real life (though he was allegedly involved in a fight in Atlanta that resulted in two deaths, but that's the past so we can't judge him for that forever), but on the field he's difficult to respect unless you're a Ravens fan. It's just like how I feel about Kobe Bryant; even if I wasn't a Celtics fan, I still wouldn't like him due to the fact that he has no class.


Again, Ray pleaded guilty to obstructing justice surrounding investigations of that fight, and while it is tragedy all the same, the jury determined the two others charged with murder were acting in self-defense .

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« Reply #4235 on: October 17, 2012, 10:50:44 PM »
Willing to postpone a playoff game because it might possibly rain...

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« Reply #4236 on: October 17, 2012, 11:19:08 PM »
Willing to postpone a playoff game because it might possibly rain...

They postponed both. Too bad the Cards ended up winning.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4237 on: October 18, 2012, 07:09:11 PM »
The Pirates just signed a new starting pitcher for next year. He is expected to be their ace.


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« Reply #4238 on: October 18, 2012, 07:53:24 PM »
Better than what we haven now.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4239 on: October 18, 2012, 08:06:47 PM »
Let's go 49ers! Wooo!


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« Reply #4240 on: October 18, 2012, 09:12:03 PM »
The Pirates just signed a new starting pitcher for next year. He is expected to be their ace.



He might be the pawfect one. :D

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4241 on: October 18, 2012, 09:27:32 PM »
The Pirates just signed a new starting pitcher for next year. He is expected to be their ace.



That pitch looks a little high. I hope he works on his sinker, or he's going to walk a lot of people.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4242 on: October 18, 2012, 09:30:52 PM »
As Steelers fans, we can be 49ers fans too?

If so, I'm ordering my Frank Gore jersey tomorrow.
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« Reply #4243 on: October 18, 2012, 09:34:14 PM »
I'm a "one day only" fan ... three of my fantasy players this week are 49ers (Defense, K, and TE)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4244 on: October 19, 2012, 03:50:31 PM »
Video footage of a high school kid in Washington state kicking a 67-yard FG to force overtime of a game his team eventually won:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/washington-high-schooler-austin-rehkow-hits-remarkable-67-143909130.html

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« Reply #4245 on: October 19, 2012, 03:58:12 PM »
...kicking a 67-yard FG...
Wow.  Simply impressive.  I think if you gave me three kicks (cumulative!), I'd still be uncertain to make it from 67 yards.  Nice kick, kiddo!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4246 on: October 19, 2012, 04:19:09 PM »
The Patriots need to defeat the Jets this Sunday; 3-3 is a bad enough record, below .500 would just be unfortunate.

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« Reply #4247 on: October 19, 2012, 10:13:30 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

As Steelers fans, we can be 49ers fans too?

If so, I'm ordering my Frank Gore jersey tomorrow.

No. 



J/K, why not? Hop on the bandwagon with the rest of us fair weather 9er folks, we got plenty of room  :laugh:

The Patriots need to defeat the Jets this Sunday; 3-3 is a bad enough record, below .500 would just be unfortunate.



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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4248 on: October 19, 2012, 10:51:18 PM »
The Patriots defeated the Jets both games last season, so I'm not too worried, especially because it's a home game. :)
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« Reply #4249 on: October 19, 2012, 11:24:25 PM »
Giants can't lose elimination games.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4250 on: October 21, 2012, 01:53:58 AM »
And the state of Oregon is still unbeaten--well, at least their two biggest university football teams are.

Oregon 43, Arizona State 21
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« Reply #4251 on: October 21, 2012, 02:24:44 AM »
It was a wild and woolly day in the Big XII--not to mention elsewhere.  Texas outshot Baylor in a near-repeat of the BU-WVU game, while it took Texas Tech three overtimes to finish off TCU in a squeaker, and K-State blew out WVA.  Elsewhere, Cal was overmatched by Stanford (no surprise here), Ohio State barely got past Purdue, and LSU had to struggle to look convincing against Texas A&M.

One thing we can say for certain:  the "new" Big XII schools--TCU and West Virginia--are about on a par with each other; both started out great, but have sunk as the season progressed, albeit for differeing reasons.  It'll be interesting to see who comes out on top when those two meat on Nov. 4.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4252 on: October 21, 2012, 10:55:52 PM »
If anyone's watching the Steelers game right now, Troy Polamalu (on the sidelines in a sweatshirt) has a 300-knot prayer rope wrapped around his wrist. :)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4253 on: October 21, 2012, 11:00:28 PM »
If anyone's watching the Steelers game right now, Troy Polamalu (on the sidelines in a sweatshirt) has a 300-knot prayer rope wrapped around his wrist. :)
Serious? I want a screencap. I know he's Orthodox but still it would be cool to see it.

EDIT: BTW I can't watch the Steelers play, I started to develop a superstition that everytime I see them play they end up losing.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4254 on: October 21, 2012, 11:22:31 PM »
If anyone's watching the Steelers game right now, Troy Polamalu (on the sidelines in a sweatshirt) has a 300-knot prayer rope wrapped around his wrist. :)
Serious? I want a screencap. I know he's Orthodox but still it would be cool to see it.

EDIT: BTW I can't watch the Steelers play, I started to develop a superstition that everytime I see them play they end up losing.

C'mon, you know you want to watch. :P

EDIT: I meant 100-knot. Haven't slept much.
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« Reply #4255 on: October 21, 2012, 11:26:19 PM »
I'm still laughing at the Ravens getting stomped by the Texans.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4256 on: October 21, 2012, 11:26:58 PM »
Tonight's game is a veritable cornucopia of dropped passes...

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4257 on: October 21, 2012, 11:28:18 PM »
I'm still laughing at the Ravens getting stomped by the Texans.

They got spanked.
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« Reply #4258 on: October 21, 2012, 11:28:25 PM »
I'm still laughing at the Ravens getting stomped by the Texans.

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« Reply #4259 on: October 21, 2012, 11:30:45 PM »
I'm still laughing at the Ravens getting stomped by the Texans.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4260 on: October 21, 2012, 11:34:03 PM »
Hey Achronos, your favorite player, Ike Taylor, was considered one of the "players of the game"  :D ;D 8)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4261 on: October 21, 2012, 11:35:51 PM »
The Pirates just signed a new starting pitcher for next year. He is expected to be their ace.



That pitch looks a little high. I hope he works on his sinker, or he's going to walk a lot of people.
Of course, if he decides to play a little chin music, the batter will likely think twice before charging the mound. :laugh:
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« Reply #4262 on: October 22, 2012, 12:09:04 AM »
Hey Achronos, your favorite player, Ike Taylor, was considered one of the "players of the game"  :D ;D 8)
Yeah he actually manned up after being embarassed last game.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4263 on: October 22, 2012, 12:19:22 AM »
Tonight's game is a veritable cornucopia of dropped passes...
Just for the record, I'm mad at you for a while.
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« Reply #4264 on: October 22, 2012, 12:24:02 AM »
Tonight's game is a veritable cornucopia of dropped passes...
Just for the record, I'm mad at you for a while.

Is it because of what I did to orthonorm while I was in Cinci over the weekend? Look, he had that coming, after the prank he pulled on me involving whipped cream and the slinky...

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« Reply #4265 on: October 22, 2012, 12:45:56 AM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I'm still laughing at the Ravens getting stomped by the Texans.

Laughing that one of the top teams in the NFL played great at home against a team with a crippled defense? Talk about kicking a team when they're down. Besides, we were undefeated as a franchise against the Texans and so (a) we were bound to lose one to them inevitably and (b) now with them as the hottest team in the NFL seemed as good a time as any.

That is ok.. We're not surprised that folks are laughing in Pennsylvania, y'all will get your chance in a few weeks to test the Ravens, trust that ;)

By the way Steelers, did you see your nemesis Terrell Suggs is back?

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« Reply #4266 on: October 22, 2012, 12:59:43 AM »
It was more than a crippled defense.

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Flacco and the offense never got off the ground, starting 0 for 8 on third-down attempts. Baltimore had the ball for less than 10 minutes of the first half. After opening with a field goal, the Ravens' next seven drives read like a horror novel: punt, safety, interception, three more punts and Flacco's second pick of the day.

During that stretch, the Ravens' offensive line was tormented by J.J. Watt and a Texans defense that tipped four of Flacco's first-half passes, two of them leading to interceptions, one of them taken back to the house on Johnathan Joseph's 52-yard pick six.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000083059/article/joe-flacco-comes-undone-in-baltimore-ravens-loss

Back to good ol Flaccid who can't step up to big games without the help of the refs.

And as James Harrison would say about Suggs, if he didn't have a ride to the game he would give him a ride and get him ready to play.
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« Reply #4267 on: October 22, 2012, 01:17:58 AM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

It was more than a crippled defense.

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Flacco and the offense never got off the ground, starting 0 for 8 on third-down attempts. Baltimore had the ball for less than 10 minutes of the first half. After opening with a field goal, the Ravens' next seven drives read like a horror novel: punt, safety, interception, three more punts and Flacco's second pick of the day.

During that stretch, the Ravens' offensive line was tormented by J.J. Watt and a Texans defense that tipped four of Flacco's first-half passes, two of them leading to interceptions, one of them taken back to the house on Johnathan Joseph's 52-yard pick six.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000083059/article/joe-flacco-comes-undone-in-baltimore-ravens-loss

Back to good ol Flaccid who can't step up to big games without the help of the refs.

And as James Harrison would say about Suggs, if he didn't have a ride to the game he would give him a ride and get him ready to play.

I will agree that the entire game was a crock, but if Ravens defense looked even half like its normal self they would have kept it to a reasonable deficit and could have even managed some heart.  Houston had almost 200 yards rushing, that is a hole they ran through Baltimore.  Flacco has been too hit or miss on the road, that is very troubling trend rolling over from last year, but the brother still has the best career start wins record of any QB since 1956, cut him a little slack.  I am still mercilessly concerned for our season though, those injuries have as I said, crippled the defense to allow over 600 rushing yards in the past 3 games, that is simply unimaginable for the Ravens.  Our offense has ALWAYS been hit or miss, its the defense that has choked out enough teams to give us a chance to bounce back offensively, no d for Ravens usually equal no W

Y'all are only 3-3 and just as banged up so be careful on all that trash talk, y'all just might reap what you sow, look what happened to Matt Kemp woofing about a 50-50 runs-steals season.  He missed more than 50 games on injuries ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4268 on: October 22, 2012, 01:23:58 AM »
It's the Art Modell curse...


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« Reply #4269 on: October 22, 2012, 01:50:52 AM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

It's the Art Modell curse...



No, that is what propelled Ravens to a Super Bowl ;)

Also, considering that both Ravens AND Lebron got their Championships nearly immediately after leaving Cleveland, I'd say its safe to say the curse is strictly about Cleveland  :angel:

In this instance, it is as Suggs said, a whooping.  In fact looking at the upcoming season, our best hope is 11-5 even as bad as 9-7.. So in that regard, our only hope is that either the Steelers play one game worse than us or that we play one game better than all the other wild cards..  Either way, last year was our best year to contend, if Flacco stays franchise we can retool and come back swinging in two seasons..

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4270 on: October 22, 2012, 01:26:03 PM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4271 on: October 23, 2012, 12:13:42 AM »
The Patriots-Jets game was pretty close. The Jets are a pretty good team, but the Patriots really need to think about fixing their secondary when the 2013 NFL Draft occurs several months from now.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4272 on: October 23, 2012, 01:30:31 AM »
Bye bye birdies. When given the chance to be Giant killers, you CHOKED! You could have finished them off by winning any one of your final three games, and all you can manage is one run in those three games, ONE STINKING RUN! :P
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4273 on: October 23, 2012, 01:32:29 AM »
Bye bye birdies. When given the chance to be Giant killers, you CHOKED! You could have finished them off by winning any one of your final three games, and all you can manage is one run in those three games, ONE STINKING RUN! :P

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4274 on: October 23, 2012, 01:46:13 AM »
Bye bye birdies. When given the chance to be Giant killers, you CHOKED! You could have finished them off by winning any one of your final three games, and all you can manage is one run in those three games, ONE STINKING RUN! :P

See my previous post in this thread.
Yeah, the Giants remind me of the Oregon State Beavers back in the year they won their first of back-to-back College World Series titles (2006). Lose their opener, then win four straight elimination games, including back-to-back shutouts of Rice, to advance to the best-of-3 finals. In the finals, lose the first game, then win the next two to win the series--the Beavers even fell behind in the final game before coming back late to win. All told, the Beavers went 6-0 in elimination games in that CWS. (The next year, they never trailed in any of their CWS games and became the first to win four straight CWS games by at least a 6-run margin.)
Not all who wander are lost.