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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4275 on: October 23, 2012, 04:32:03 PM »
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.

Or it could be a coaching problem. As the announcers pointed out, the Patriots' DBs do OK in tight man coverage. Their problems seem to be that they often don't look back for the ball, and that they're terrible when it comes to passing off receivers between zones.

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« Reply #4276 on: October 23, 2012, 09:18:40 PM »
I play football semi-professionally in Faroe Islands. :)

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« Reply #4277 on: October 23, 2012, 09:22:12 PM »
I play football semi-professionally in Faroe Islands. :)

Awesome! Now we have two pro soccer players. :)

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« Reply #4278 on: October 24, 2012, 10:51:30 PM »
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.

Or it could be a coaching problem. As the announcers pointed out, the Patriots' DBs do OK in tight man coverage. Their problems seem to be that they often don't look back for the ball, and that they're terrible when it comes to passing off receivers between zones.

Yeah, that could be it.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4279 on: October 24, 2012, 11:08:39 PM »
Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs in his first three at-bats for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday in Game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Sandoval is the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, after Albert Pujols last year, Reggie Jackson in 1977 and Babe Ruth, who did it in 1926 and 1928.

Of those, Sandoval is the only one to homer in his first three at-bats of the game.
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« Reply #4280 on: October 24, 2012, 11:31:27 PM »
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Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs in his first three at-bats for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday in Game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Sandoval is the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, after Albert Pujols last year, Reggie Jackson in 1977 and Babe Ruth, who did it in 1926 and 1928.

Of those, Sandoval is the only one to homer in his first three at-bats of the game.

Ugh.. please don't remind us. Dodgers could had that division if they hadn't mysteriously slumped.  Go Tigers ;)

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« Reply #4281 on: October 25, 2012, 09:16:16 AM »
I play football semi-professionally in Faroe Islands. :)

Nice to meet you mate!

For Havnar Bóltfelag I suppose?

I just recently signed for TSV 1860 München of 2.Bundesliga. :)
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« Reply #4282 on: October 25, 2012, 10:10:04 AM »
I play football semi-professionally in Faroe Islands. :)

Nice to meet you mate!

For Havnar Bóltfelag I suppose?

I just recently signed for TSV 1860 München of 2.Bundesliga. :)

Yes actually, I suppose my signature and avatar gave it away. haha.

That's awesome, when you get promoted, maybe we'll play eachother in a European competition on day. :)

I play Wing-Back and Left-Midfield, what positions do you play?

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« Reply #4283 on: October 25, 2012, 02:14:47 PM »
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« Reply #4284 on: October 25, 2012, 02:23:26 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Stern...



Finally, but who will be the villain thereafter?

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« Reply #4285 on: October 25, 2012, 02:41:54 PM »
Couldn't be worse than Bettman ...

Speaking of which...

How bout them New York Brooklyn Long Islanders?
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« Reply #4286 on: October 25, 2012, 03:48:05 PM »
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Organized by winning record of opposing teams on 2012 schedule
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Texans   0.473
Bills           0.473      
Packers   0.469   
Patriots   0.453

 
   

Interestingly, these top-rated teams had the softest schedule this season, with Pats and Packers ranking 32nd and 31st respectively, and these best ever Texans are 29th.. interesting.  Toughest schedules?

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Giants   0.547   
Broncos   0.543   
Browns   0.527   
Ravens   0.523   
Rams           0.523   
Eagles   0.516
http://theredzone.org/Features/NFLStrengthofSchedule.aspx

Giants have had the toughest schedule, with Broncos and Browns 2nd and 3rd (maybe we should go easier on our Cleveland criticisms all things considering?). I am all the more impressed with the Giants and all the more concerned for the Ravens  :-\

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4287 on: October 25, 2012, 06:26:15 PM »
Couldn't be worse than Bettman ...

Speaking of which...

How bout them New York Brooklyn Long Islanders?

I grew up in Queens and rooted for the Knicks. Now, there's a team in Brooklyn.

What will I do?!  ???

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« Reply #4288 on: October 25, 2012, 08:16:56 PM »
Go Panda!

My mom's boss has season passes to UofL football games and he can't go to the Cinci game this weekend. But instead of just giving the passes to someone he is charging $50 each. Once he made his friend pay that much to go with him when his wife couldn't go.
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« Reply #4289 on: October 25, 2012, 08:58:31 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Couldn't be worse than Bettman ...

Speaking of which...

How bout them New York Brooklyn Long Islanders?

I grew up in Queens and rooted for the Knicks. Now, there's a team in Brooklyn.

What will I do?!  ???

Keep it real and root for the Knicks ;)

And hope they trade that team cancer Melo.  Look how well Denver is doing since he left, look how well Knicks were doing before he came.  The writing is on the wall yo, and besides, nobody would take Amar'e for the price anyways, Anthony is textbook trade bait.  My two cents, with Melo gone Stoudemire can thrive like he was the first season before Melo showed up in the first place.  The guy chased out a coach, chased out a talented PG, and chased the Knicks out of two early play-off exits.  The up-side, they were two consecutive play-off berths for the first time in a long time..  I say trade Anthony before the deadline, grab a few good players in the deal, and boom into the post-season cancer free.

However, since you have two hometown interests, keep the Nets as a side bet.  That is how we in LA have treated the Clips..

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« Reply #4290 on: October 25, 2012, 09:55:26 PM »
"The Giants’ 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers set a record low television rating for a World Series opener." (more)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4291 on: October 26, 2012, 02:36:26 PM »
Lolo Jones showed up in Lake Placid three weeks ago, unsure where her first foray into bobsledding could lead.

The answer might be another Olympics -- only this time, the winter one.

Jones, a two-time Olympic hurdler, was one of 24 athletes announced Thursday as members of this season's U.S. bobsled team, something that gives her the chance to vie for a spot on the World Cup circuit this winter and, possibly, represent her country at the 2014 Sochi Games.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4292 on: October 27, 2012, 10:16:52 PM »
Good day for the Oregon Ducks. First they clobbered the Colorado Buffaloes the way everyone expected they would, building a 56-0 halftime lead before letting up on the gas and coasting to a 70-14 win. Then one of the teams ahead of them in the BCS standings, the No. 2 Florida Gators, lost to No. 10 Georgia. Even though their game against Colorado does nothing to improve their strength of schedule, the Ducks will likely still move up in the standings to No. 3 behind Alabama, who leads Mississippi State 24-0 at the half, and Kansas State, who thrashed Texas Tech today 55-24.

The highlight of the Ducks' win over Colorado: De'Anthony Thomas's impossible-looking 73-yard punt return for a TD that put the Ducks up 42-0 early in the second quarter. Pay special attention to the 0:28 mark in this video: http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=323012483

Next week for the Ducks: A trip to the Coliseum to play a USC team that's sure to drop out of the Top 10 after their loss today to Arizona
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« Reply #4293 on: October 28, 2012, 01:28:53 AM »
My almae matres didn't have a very good day today:  Texas barely escaped embarrassment at Kansas 21-17, TCU lost to Okie State 36-14 (not unexpected), and t the Bad News Bears of Cal were solidly whacked by Utah 49-27.  Oregon's shellacking of Colorado makes me wonder what mumbers they'd put up against West Virginia.  And both Notre Dame and Kansas State proved they're for real, while USC proved a puzzlement.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4294 on: October 28, 2012, 01:33:54 AM »
Not so good for the Oregon State Beavers. QB Sean Mannion threw four interceptions in his return to duty after missing a few games following knee surgery, and the Washington Huskies beat OSU at home to ruin the Beavers' hopes for an unbeaten season.

Washington 20, OSU 17
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« Reply #4295 on: October 28, 2012, 01:37:37 AM »
And the Giants become the first team in about 50 years to throw two consecutive World Series shutouts to give themselves a chance to sweep the series with their next pitcher, Matt Cain, having a perfect game on his resumé.
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« Reply #4296 on: October 28, 2012, 01:03:25 PM »
Those jerseys that the Steelers are wearing are, without a doubt, the ugliest football jerseys I've ever seen.
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« Reply #4297 on: October 28, 2012, 03:29:45 PM »
Those jerseys that the Steelers are wearing are, without a doubt, the ugliest football jerseys I've ever seen.

I like them.

Plus, nothing is worse than a typical Oregon Ducks' uni. lol
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« Reply #4298 on: October 28, 2012, 07:15:42 PM »
Louisville is ranked #10 in NCAA football after an overtime victory over Cincinnati Friday.

It's nice to be on the other side of Cinci's curse for once.  :)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4299 on: October 28, 2012, 07:53:04 PM »
Those jerseys that the Steelers are wearing are, without a doubt, the ugliest football jerseys I've ever seen.

I like them.

Plus, nothing is worse than a typical Oregon Ducks' uni. lol
Speaking as a Duck fan, I find that I actually agree with you on their uniforms.
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« Reply #4300 on: October 28, 2012, 08:58:52 PM »
Those jerseys that the Steelers are wearing are, without a doubt, the ugliest football jerseys I've ever seen.
Yeah, they look as if they'd be more appropriate for a prison than a football field.
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« Reply #4301 on: October 28, 2012, 10:36:56 PM »
Those jerseys that the Steelers are wearing are, without a doubt, the ugliest football jerseys I've ever seen.
Yeah, they look as if they'd be more appropriate for a prison than a football field.

So they should be the Raiders' uniforms? ;)
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« Reply #4302 on: October 28, 2012, 10:41:10 PM »
Good game in the Series tonight.  :)

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« Reply #4303 on: October 28, 2012, 11:20:00 PM »
Great weekend!!

UGA beat Florida!!!!!!!!! Nothing makes me happier in sports than when the Dawgs beat Florida.

Falcons are still undefeated!!!!

But holy cow did you guys see Lattimore's leg?!?!?! I hate South Carolina, but I was kinda hoping he'd end up on my fantasy team next year.  Def going to say a prayer for him.  That injury could possibly cost him his career and all of his childhood dreams that were very much going to be a reality.
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« Reply #4304 on: October 28, 2012, 11:21:20 PM »
Oh... and my fantasy team is going to improve to 7-1 after this week. I know you all are SO interested in my fantasy team....
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4305 on: October 29, 2012, 12:31:28 AM »
Those jerseys that the Steelers are wearing are, without a doubt, the ugliest football jerseys I've ever seen.
Yeah, they look as if they'd be more appropriate for a prison than a football field.

So they should be the Raiders' uniforms? ;)
Well, at least we know that with the horizontal stripes, the Steelers aren't going to be mistaken for referees any time soon. :laugh:
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« Reply #4306 on: October 29, 2012, 01:04:12 AM »
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Everyone is surprised about the Harden deal.  I'm only surprised that they did it this season, I thought they'd wait until March.  He was signed for this season so there was no rush, they could have traded him mid-way or at the end.  However, we all knew we had to go.  He was good, but not great, and he crumbled when pressured by good defense.  I liked Harden, I liked him a lot, its a big part of why I've been into the Thunder the past few years.  However, Kevin Martin is a more proven scorer, and Harden was going to cost too much.  Thunder had the money, but getting Martin AND some draft picks AND and a potential upcoming young player in Lamb is a perfect trade.  I can see why they did it now instead of March, they figure they can use the season to build chemistry with Martin and the Core, plus Eric Maynor is back so he can fill in the gap. 

While it made absolutely perfect basketball sense, it was still a ridiculous surprise.

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« Reply #4308 on: October 30, 2012, 10:11:07 AM »
The 10 Most Confusing Things About Football to an Outsider

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-most-confusing-things-about-football-to-outsider/
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« Reply #4310 on: October 30, 2012, 01:47:02 PM »
The 10 Most Confusing Things About Football to an Outsider

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-most-confusing-things-about-football-to-outsider/

Here we go again.

For the one millionth time:

American football was taken primarily from the rules of rugby league football, which in turn originated in the U.K. For a number of years, there was no forward pass and most motion of the ball was accomplished by handing it off to a runner who then used his feet (feet! Hence foot!) or by drop kicking it (feet again). At last, they allowed the forward pass, and it simply became more popular to throw the ball, for the chance to gain more yards. They just never changed the name because we kind of resented Europeans telling us what to say, ever since we became a different country and whooped England in two wars and all.

If you don't like it, leave it alone. I don't give a crap what you call the stuff that you do. Also, soccer goalies use their hands whenever they want.

So ha.
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« Reply #4311 on: October 30, 2012, 01:52:22 PM »
The 10 Most Confusing Things About Football to an Outsider

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-most-confusing-things-about-football-to-outsider/

Here we go again.

For the one millionth time:

American football was taken primarily from the rules of rugby league football, which in turn originated in the U.K. For a number of years, there was no forward pass and most motion of the ball was accomplished by handing it off to a runner who then used his feet (feet! Hence foot!) or by drop kicking it (feet again). At last, they allowed the forward pass, and it simply became more popular to throw the ball, for the chance to gain more yards. They just never changed the name because we kind of resented Europeans telling us what to say, ever since we became a different country and whooped England in two wars and all.

If you don't like it, leave it alone. I don't give a crap what you call the stuff that you do. Also, soccer goalies use their hands whenever they want.

So ha.

Thanks for regurgitating information I already knew.

It was an article I thought was funny on the internet. Get over your PMS, and lower your tone.

P.S. Goal Keepers cannot use there hands when they leave the Penalty Box...So ha.
 
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« Reply #4312 on: October 30, 2012, 01:58:43 PM »
PMS? Thanks a lot, you little ****. Why did you post it if you already knew?

Oh, that's right, Europeans just like to be annoying. Forgot that.


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« Reply #4313 on: October 30, 2012, 02:03:27 PM »
PMS? Thanks a lot, you little shit. Why did you post it if you already knew?

Oh, that's right, Europeans just like to be annoying. Forgot that.

Because for days you have been annoying (or trolling) things posted on multiple threads. Other people have already called you out, so please stop the bickering when none is necessary.

I'm annoying? Really? Which one of us got ticked off about a humorous link, from a humorous comedy website?
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« Reply #4314 on: October 30, 2012, 02:05:34 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

. Also, soccer goalies use their hands whenever they want.

So ha.

Don't forget Saurez ;)



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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4315 on: October 30, 2012, 02:08:44 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

. Also, soccer goalies use their hands whenever they want.

So ha.

Don't forget Saurez ;)



stay blessed,
habte selassie

What he did was wrong, but I think most of us (including me) would've done the same without thinking. His national pride was on the line, and while he got kicked out of the match...he ultimately kept them from losing the game.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4316 on: October 30, 2012, 02:09:56 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!



. Also, soccer goalies use their hands whenever they want.

So ha.

Don't forget Saurez ;)



stay blessed,
habte selassie

What he did was wrong, but I think most of us (including me) would've done the same without thinking. His national pride was on the line, and while he got kicked out of the match...he ultimately won them the game.

It is national pride to cheat? That is some pride  :police:

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4317 on: October 30, 2012, 02:17:51 PM »
There are many legends about the origins of American and European football. They both seem to derive from an English game that vaguely resembled Rugby. The game was played in Canada, and was eventually picked up and modified at some American universities. If I recall correctly, Princeton had a game where you could pass, but not run, and Harvard had a game where you could run, but not forward-pass. Goals were scored by kicking. However, the word "football" was actually used in England to distinguish the commoners' game (played on foot) from Polo.

This is what I've gathered from various sources, and of course, there's some guesswork involved in most of it.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4318 on: October 30, 2012, 02:21:16 PM »
There are many legends about the origins of American and European football. They both seem to derive from an English game that vaguely resembled Rugby. The game was played in Canada, and was eventually picked up and modified at some American universities. If I recall correctly, Princeton had a game where you could pass, but not run, and Harvard had a game where you could run, but not forward-pass. Goals were scored by kicking. However, the word "football" was actually used in England to distinguish the commoners' game (played on foot) from Polo.

This is what I've gathered from various sources, and of course, there's some guesswork involved in most of it.

Well, Rugby came from Football (Soccer), and American Football came from Rugby League.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football

P.S. Why do people call it 'European' Football? Considering it is the most popular football in the WORLD, not just Europe.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #4319 on: October 30, 2012, 05:12:20 PM »
Oh, that's right, Europeans just like to be annoying. Forgot that.

Biro!  :'(

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