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« Reply #5670 on: November 08, 2013, 11:42:53 AM »

Grumble grumble snort snort! Angry My Ducks got their tails shot off by that damn Stanford Cardinal!

Yes, they did  Cry Angry Cry.  Totally out-matched.  And what with Baylor beating the Okies....makes the championship race a little more interesting, eh?  Now, if only LSU would beat Alabama (sorry Gebre!)!!!
Heck, I'm rooting for Alabama and FSU if only because I don't want the Suckeyes to play in the BCS title game.

Anybody but anybody from Florida!!!!!  (And Ohio!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Grin
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« Reply #5671 on: November 08, 2013, 12:10:25 PM »

This is wild! A higher percentage of the population watched the Oregon-Stanford game in Birmingham, AL, than in Portland, OR!

http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2013/11/alabama_fans_make_birmingham_t.html#incart_river
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« Reply #5672 on: November 10, 2013, 02:01:17 AM »

HOW MAD ARE YOU ORTHONORM?

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« Reply #5674 on: November 10, 2013, 03:11:23 PM »

Dear Bills, please win.
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« Reply #5675 on: November 10, 2013, 05:37:46 PM »

Dear Bills, please win.
Thanks for giving us the pity win.
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« Reply #5676 on: November 10, 2013, 08:37:01 PM »

I find Football slightly more interesting when following NFL team statistics.
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« Reply #5679 on: November 14, 2013, 08:19:46 PM »

I find Football slightly more interesting when following NFL team statistics.

The NFL is Judge Judy with little bit of sport mixed in.
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« Reply #5680 on: November 15, 2013, 07:40:47 PM »

Hopefully I'll be editing this tonight on account of a raptors win



Raptors jersey record, by jersey and home and away
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« Reply #5681 on: November 16, 2013, 12:42:30 PM »

Hopefully I'll be editing this tonight on account of a raptors win



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Your point being... ?
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« Reply #5682 on: November 17, 2013, 01:16:56 AM »

WOW! Shocked Their hopes for a berth in the BCS national championship game may be dashed, but after Stanford's loss to USC today, the Ducks' hopes of winning the Pac-12 North and a possible berth in the Rose Bowl are alive again.

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« Reply #5683 on: November 17, 2013, 02:07:58 AM »

My Crimson Tide played poorly tonight. Four turnovers! Sad Not like us at all. But a win is a win. Miss State is a physical team, and it seems like they play us tough every year. I've always respected them. Not a good way to prepare for the Iron Bowl in two weeks. But then again, Saban knows how to use a poor performance to get his team extremely focused after that. I also have great respect for Coach Saban telling the team to take a knee there at the end. He chose class over "style points," and that's always been the BAMA way. Should be an epic Iron Bowl in two weeks.

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« Reply #5684 on: November 17, 2013, 02:22:18 AM »

My Crimson Tide played poorly tonight. Four turnovers! Sad Not like us at all. But a win is a win. Miss State is a physical team, and it seems like they play us tough every year. I've always respected them. Not a good way to prepare for the Iron Bowl in two weeks. But then again, Saban knows how to use a poor performance to get his team extremely focused after that. I also have great respect for Coach Saban telling the team to take a knee there at the end. He chose class over "style points," and that's always been the BAMA way. Should be an epic Iron Bowl in two weeks.

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« Reply #5685 on: November 17, 2013, 01:27:35 PM »

Apparently in today's game the Steelers are going to be wearing the horrible throwback jerseys. Normally when they wear them I wonder if the organization is just completely incompetent... but this season perhaps the ugliness of the uniforms will take our attention away from the ugliness of how they're playing.

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« Reply #5686 on: November 17, 2013, 01:30:22 PM »

Was anyone else immediately reminded of stripy jail outfits?  Undecided
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« Reply #5687 on: November 17, 2013, 01:30:29 PM »

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Just me being a jersey geek, and tracking records to see if there is any proof that teams play better in certain jerseys.
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« Reply #5688 on: November 17, 2013, 01:31:06 PM »

"It's only weird if it doesn't work.' - beer commercial  Wink
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« Reply #5689 on: November 17, 2013, 03:01:33 PM »

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« Reply #5690 on: November 17, 2013, 08:42:55 PM »

I find Football slightly more interesting when following NFL team statistics.

The NFL is Judge Judy with little bit of sport mixed in.

and one of those hospital shows.
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« Reply #5691 on: November 17, 2013, 08:45:33 PM »

I find Football slightly more interesting when following NFL team statistics.

The NFL is Judge Judy with little bit of sport mixed in.

and one of those hospital shows.
I'm trying to cleverly match certain people in the NFL as if they were on Judge Judy or some kind of hospital show, but I can't.

I think Football being a 30 second advertisement is more in the right. And that other game the English play involving a foot and ball is like jazz music.
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« Reply #5692 on: November 17, 2013, 08:59:12 PM »

I find Football slightly more interesting when following NFL team statistics.

The NFL is Judge Judy with little bit of sport mixed in.

and one of those hospital shows.
I'm trying to cleverly match certain people in the NFL as if they were on Judge Judy or some kind of hospital show, but I can't.

I think Football being a 30 second advertisement is more in the right. And that other game the English play involving a foot and ball is like jazz music.

The advertisements complete the unholy triad. Football is by nature a slow game, and it does not need to be made painful like this.
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« Reply #5693 on: November 17, 2013, 09:18:37 PM »

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« Reply #5694 on: November 22, 2013, 02:47:39 PM »

Why do we care about sports so much?

Never figured this one out. Even myself. I sometimes get really emotionally invested in playoff games, but I don't know why

I like sports video games more cause I can have more control deciding my destiny instead of having a real team break my heart.
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« Reply #5695 on: November 22, 2013, 04:49:56 PM »

I like boxing because sometimes I really want to punch a person--like when someone makes fun of a person who commits suicide--but that is a socially and legally unacceptable thing for me to do. So at least I can watch other guys beat each other up live vicariously through them.

Actually I don't like boxing. But I wanted to make this post anyway.

I like hockey because I feel like it's a great combination of finesse/skill and aggression/toughness. I admire that those guys are good at what they do. Actually I do that with a lot of things. I feel the same way about bodybuilders. I would never want to look like that, and I think what they do is insane in many ways. But I do admire their dedication, as strange as the final product may be.
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« Reply #5696 on: November 22, 2013, 04:53:31 PM »

I like boxing because sometimes I really want to punch a person--like when someone makes fun of a person who commits suicide--but that is a socially and legally unacceptable thing for me to do. So at least I can watch other guys beat each other up live vicariously through them.

Actually I don't like boxing. But I wanted to make this post anyway.

I like hockey because I feel like it's a great combination of finesse/skill and aggression/toughness. I admire that those guys are good at what they do. Actually I do that with a lot of things. I feel the same way about bodybuilders. I would never want to look like that, and I think what they do is insane in many ways. But I do admire their dedication, as strange as the final product may be.

I think this guy needs a little motivation:
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« Reply #5697 on: November 22, 2013, 05:31:04 PM »

Apparently in today's game the Steelers are going to be wearing the horrible throwback jerseys. Normally when they wear them I wonder if the organization is just completely incompetent... but this season perhaps the ugliness of the uniforms will take our attention away from the ugliness of how they're playing.



Not really a Steelers fan here, but I had sympathy for them that day.  Ick.
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« Reply #5698 on: November 23, 2013, 05:36:18 PM »

What I want to know is "Why is a perennial national championship contender scheduling a Chattanooga this late in the season?"
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« Reply #5699 on: November 24, 2013, 01:05:16 AM »

What I want to know is "Why is a perennial national championship contender scheduling a Chattanooga this late in the season?"
Why did Florida State schedule Idaho?
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« Reply #5700 on: November 24, 2013, 01:13:51 AM »

Poor Derrick Rose. My heart hurts for him.
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« Reply #5701 on: November 24, 2013, 01:19:19 AM »

Poor Derrick Rose. My heart hurts for him.
Having seen the struggles Greg Oden has been through with his knees, yeah, I agree with you.
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« Reply #5702 on: November 24, 2013, 07:52:30 AM »

Poor Derrick Rose. My heart hurts for him.
Having seen the struggles Greg Oden has been through with his knees, yeah, I agree with you.

Yep. My son is a big Derrick Rose fan. I like him too. I really hate to see this happen to such a good guy.


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« Reply #5705 on: November 26, 2013, 12:07:53 PM »

Apparently in today's game the Steelers are going to be wearing the horrible throwback jerseys. Normally when they wear them I wonder if the organization is just completely incompetent... but this season perhaps the ugliness of the uniforms will take our attention away from the ugliness of how they're playing.



Not really a Steelers fan here, but I had sympathy for them that day.  Ick.
I'd make a "jailbird" joke, but my Browns looked terrible yesterday.  Weeden can't function without good protection; it's an under-criticized flaw of this year's team, but each of our 3 QB's have at least once suffered an at-least game-ending injury.
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« Reply #5706 on: November 26, 2013, 10:05:52 PM »

Let's hope they get elected. (I wonder if Maddux will get elected by unanimous vote.)

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas on the next MLB HOF ballot.

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Nice...
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« Reply #5708 on: November 28, 2013, 11:20:36 PM »

That Mike Tomlin sideline thing... I guess since Heinz Ward retired they needed someone new to get the dirty work done.  police

Also, special thanks to NBC for showing a guy on the sideline throwing up blood as they went to break. Good job!  Grin
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« Reply #5709 on: November 29, 2013, 07:28:04 AM »

Texas routs Texas Tech 41-16.

Bring on Baylor.
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« Reply #5710 on: November 30, 2013, 12:18:36 AM »

One of the better Civil War games I've seen in the past several years. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota throws a 12-yard TD pass to Josh Huff, their third TD connection of the game, with 29 seconds left and hold on to beat the Beavers of Oregon State as Sean Mannion's last ditch comeback effort comes up short. Oregon 36, Oregon State 35. For the game, OSU receiver Brandin Cooks gained 117 yards on another 11 catches that pushed him over the top for the Pac-12 record for receptions made in a single season, but thanks to the Ducks covering him with two or three defenders on almost every play, he was never able to break free for any of the big explosion plays that has made him a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Of course, that strategy left open some big running lanes for the Beavers to put together possibly their best rushing game of the season, but we survived--neutralize their biggest threat and make someone else beat us. With Mariota throwing another two interceptions to finish the regular season with 4 picks in his last two games (after throwing a Pac-12 record 353 passes without a pick to start the season) and Bralon Addison muffing a punt for another turnover, this was by no means a beautiful win for the Ducks, but we'll take a win any way we can, as long as it's legal.
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« Reply #5711 on: November 30, 2013, 07:25:37 PM »

That Alabama touchdown right there... dat dun excitin.
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« Reply #5712 on: November 30, 2013, 08:20:36 PM »

That there is what you call a foot ball game.
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« Reply #5713 on: November 30, 2013, 09:14:04 PM »

Congrats to Auburn. They deserved the win. Another classic Iron Bowl that will go down in history as one of the greatest college football games ever. I’m sick that we came out on the losing end. But you can’t expect to win when you drop passes, commit numerous penalties, and fail to put your opponent away when you have the opportunity. Auburn ran the ball down our throats, and no other team has been able to do that to an Alabama defense. So I tip my hat to the Tigers. I have to question the 57 yard field goal attempt at the end of the game. But Coach Saban has accomplished too much for me to put any blame on him for this one. We had our chances to put the game away, but we failed to do so. Auburn stepped up and made plays when they had to. And they won the game on a play that will surely go down in the annals of Auburn football lore. I have been spoiled by BAMA’s unparalleled success over the past few years. We’re not used to losing. So this one hurts. It hurts because of who we lost to, and because of the way we lost. But Auburn earned it, and their fans have a right to celebrate. So my sincere congratulations to them. Enjoy it. Incredible game, incredible finish. Wish it would have ended in our favor. But the sun will still come up tomorrow, and I’ll still be very, very proud to be a BAMA fan.


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« Reply #5714 on: December 01, 2013, 02:16:31 AM »

Congrats to Auburn. They deserved the win. Another classic Iron Bowl that will go down in history as one of the greatest college football games ever. I’m sick that we came out on the losing end. But you can’t expect to win when you drop passes, commit numerous penalties, and fail to put your opponent away when you have the opportunity. Auburn ran the ball down our throats, and no other team has been able to do that to an Alabama defense. So I tip my hat to the Tigers. I have to question the 57 yard field goal attempt at the end of the game. But Coach Saban has accomplished too much for me to put any blame on him for this one. We had our chances to put the game away, but we failed to do so. Auburn stepped up and made plays when they had to. And they won the game on a play that will surely go down in the annals of Auburn football lore. I have been spoiled by BAMA’s unparalleled success over the past few years. We’re not used to losing. So this one hurts. It hurts because of who we lost to, and because of the way we lost. But Auburn earned it, and their fans have a right to celebrate. So my sincere congratulations to them. Enjoy it. Incredible game, incredible finish. Wish it would have ended in our favor. But the sun will still come up tomorrow, and I’ll still be very, very proud to be a BAMA fan.


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