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« Reply #5940 on: May 14, 2014, 06:49:21 PM »

I really hope the Steelers draft this year pans out.  I don't know why the felt the need to pick up an undersized RB.  Another CB would have been much more helpful.

That confused me a bit as well, regarding the RB. This article goes over some of the positives. I guess the speed could be good as a change of pace to complement a bigger back (Le'Veon Bell is 6'1" and 244 lbs.)
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« Reply #5941 on: May 15, 2014, 03:48:34 AM »

BOOM!!!



Damian Lillard, hired assassin. (Sorry, Houston Rockets fans.)

GO BLAZERS!!!

The Blazers are a joke.
A joke doesn't win 54 games and win their first round series. That said, San Antonio certainly made the Blazers look like a joke. Sad
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« Reply #5942 on: May 15, 2014, 11:01:33 AM »

Ahhhhh... at last, the Bruins are finished. It feels good. Really good.  Smiley

Now for the Eastern Conference Final: Habs vs Rangers!

It's on, biro!!

Should be a very entertaining series.
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« Reply #5943 on: May 15, 2014, 03:25:27 PM »

It's good to see Montreal one step away from the Stanley Cup.  I remember in college someone referring to the Habs players as animals.
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« Reply #5944 on: May 15, 2014, 04:12:07 PM »

It's good to see Montreal one step away from the Stanley Cup.  I remember in college someone referring to the Habs players as animals.

The Montreal Canadiens have a lot of haters, to be sure. However - and I admit I am a little biased - they are  generally a good organization that recruits honorable athletes and discourages cheap or foul play... quite unlike the Boston Bruins!
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« Reply #5945 on: May 15, 2014, 05:39:23 PM »

Ahhhhh... at last, the Bruins are finished. It feels good. Really good.  Smiley

Now for the Eastern Conference Final: Habs vs Rangers!

It's on, biro!!

Should be a very entertaining series.

Woohoo! Getting ready for some fun nights in front of the tee-vee.  laugh
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« Reply #5946 on: May 16, 2014, 01:35:32 PM »

Wow, the Pens fired GM Ray Shero. I understand the reasoning, but still... even quite recently he was being praised as a genius and one of the best GMs in the league. How quickly things can change. News is that the new GM, whoever that is, will decide what to do about Bylsma.
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« Reply #5947 on: May 19, 2014, 11:55:27 AM »

No love for California Chrome? ? ?

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« Reply #5948 on: May 19, 2014, 12:12:29 PM »

Carey Price out for the rest of the Eastern Conference Final. What a drag! To beat the league leading team in seven games only to lose their star goalie to injury in Game 1 of the ECF... heartbreaker. Price vs Lundquist would have been a real showdown! Cry
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« Reply #5949 on: May 19, 2014, 03:00:15 PM »

Carey Price out for the rest of the Eastern Conference Final. What a drag! To beat the league leading team in seven games only to lose their star goalie to injury in Game 1 of the ECF... heartbreaker. Price vs Lundquist would have been a real showdown! Cry

Yes, true. But it's always a good night for hockey, popcorn and a cold drink. Smiley
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« Reply #5950 on: May 19, 2014, 03:10:12 PM »

Carey Price out for the rest of the Eastern Conference Final. What a drag! To beat the league leading team in seven games only to lose their star goalie to injury in Game 1 of the ECF... heartbreaker. Price vs Lundquist would have been a real showdown! Cry

Yes, true. But it's always a good night for hockey, popcorn and a cold drink. Smiley

I'll be watching, regardless. GOHABS!!!
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« Reply #5951 on: May 20, 2014, 07:50:26 AM »

http://blueshirtsunited.com/posts/5963/rangers-grab-2-0-series-lead-as-lundqvist-stars-in-3-1-win#.U3tBHSiooTB

Good game last night.  Grin
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« Reply #5952 on: May 20, 2014, 06:00:54 PM »


Well... for Lundquist, it was!
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« Reply #5953 on: May 23, 2014, 08:39:19 PM »

Pittsburgh Pirates turn double play.

Pirates announcer exclaims with joy: "Sweet cheese on a stick!"

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« Reply #5954 on: May 25, 2014, 11:27:41 PM »

In a huge day of auto racing, Nico Rosburg wins the Monaco Grand Prix (Formula 1), Ryan Hunter-Reay holds off Helio Castroneves to win the Indianapolis 500 and Jimmie Johnson earns his 67th Sprint Cup win (8th all-time) in the Coca-Cola 600.
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« Reply #5955 on: May 26, 2014, 11:09:24 AM »

http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/economy/mlb-prices/?hpt=hp_t3

Fun graphic thing: find out how much food and drink you can get at various ballparks. Mmmm, I'm hungry! Smiley
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« Reply #5956 on: May 26, 2014, 08:03:45 PM »

http://wapc.mlb.com/cutfour/2014/05/26/76930798/acc-tournament-uses-bat-dogs

The ACC baseball tournament has turned to a new resource for bat carriers: dogs. Woof!
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« Reply #5957 on: May 28, 2014, 05:17:30 PM »

http://m.bbc.com/sport/football/27614216

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has died.

Rest in peace.
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« Reply #5958 on: May 29, 2014, 06:00:40 PM »

Top 10 Goals of the 2013-14 NHL Season
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« Reply #5959 on: May 29, 2014, 10:44:00 PM »

Wow!

Let's go Rangers!

The Habs played very well.

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« Reply #5960 on: May 29, 2014, 11:06:26 PM »

Wow!

Let's go Rangers!

The Habs played very well.

Smiley

Congrats. The Rangers are fast!

I hope they win the cup. But I am in mourning now and will not watch hockey again until next October.  Cry
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« Reply #5961 on: May 29, 2014, 11:07:09 PM »

Wow!

Let's go Rangers!

The Habs played very well.

Smiley

Congrats. The Rangers are fast!

I hope they win the cup. But I am in mourning now and will not watch hockey again until next October.  Cry

Thank you.

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« Reply #5962 on: May 29, 2014, 11:16:52 PM »

If the Blackhawks make it in the west, we have another Original 6 Stanley Cup showdown....
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« Reply #5963 on: May 29, 2014, 11:17:35 PM »

If it's a rags hawks final, then I might just have to cheer for the rags


Also, a little late but

I find it distasteful and ugly for pro sports teams to wear camo on memorial day, especially to the point that they do in the majors for baseball. Much better ways to do it, i think.
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« Reply #5964 on: May 29, 2014, 11:17:56 PM »

If the Blackhawks make it in the west, we have another Original 6 Stanley Cup showdown....

Which would be fantastic
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« Reply #5965 on: May 30, 2014, 12:02:38 AM »

I hate the Eagles and DeSean Jackson, and of course he's gone to the Redskins now. OF COURSE I will still have to watch him grandstand like a bleepety bleep twice a season still. But this never gets old.
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« Reply #5966 on: June 04, 2014, 07:46:40 PM »

Story about LeBron...
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« Reply #5967 on: June 05, 2014, 03:39:43 AM »

I just learned that the great Major League Baseball player, coach, and manager Don Zimmer died yesterday. Sad
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« Reply #5968 on: June 05, 2014, 03:44:29 AM »

I just learned that the great Major League Baseball coach Don Zimmer died yesterday. Sad


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« Reply #5969 on: June 05, 2014, 03:48:17 AM »

I just learned that the great Major League Baseball coach Don Zimmer died yesterday. Sad


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« Reply #5970 on: June 05, 2014, 03:55:47 AM »

Story about LeBron...

I don't hate Lebron, and I think he's one of the greatest players to ever step on the court. But I think he's soft. I think it was a weak move to leave Cleveland, and I think it was weak on his part to say that he thinks racism plays a part in the criticism he's received. Jordan was constantly baited by the media to complain about racism, but he never bit. And he really did experience racism. But he just let his play do the talking. Lebron is a talented dude. Great player. But some of his words and actions just make me think he's soft. Another example: never in the slam dunk contest. At least do it once to prove you can win it, like Jordan did. Weak. But I know this is a cosmic argument that will never be settled on the internet. Like I said, I don't have any personal hatred for the guy. I actually like him. He seems like a decent, nice, respectable human being. But he's soft in my opinion. And you know how valuable my opinion is.  Wink


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« Reply #5971 on: June 05, 2014, 08:22:00 AM »

I just learned that the great Major League Baseball player, coach, and manager Don Zimmer died yesterday. Sad

Rest in peace.  Cry
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« Reply #5972 on: June 06, 2014, 12:49:21 AM »

LeBron James couldn't handle the heat (AC out of order, sure....) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio.

The former Boston Garden had no AC.  James can't be compared to the greats who played in non-AC arenas....
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« Reply #5973 on: June 06, 2014, 02:02:36 AM »

LeBron James couldn't handle the heat (AC out of order, sure....) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio.

The former Boston Garden had no AC.  James can't be compared to the greats who played in non-AC arenas....

+1

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If your team is named the "Heat" and you're supposed to be the greatest player in the game, then I guess I sort of expect you to... you know... deal with the heat. How do you play an entire NBA season and still not be in proper condition for the NBA finals? Lebron is a great player, but he's soft. People need to seriously stop trying to compare him to Jordan. But I guess Lebron will blame my criticism on racism. And we know he's pulled that card before.


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« Reply #5974 on: June 06, 2014, 02:49:23 AM »

LeBron James couldn't handle the heat (AC out of order, sure....) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio.

The former Boston Garden had no AC.  James can't be compared to the greats who played in non-AC arenas....

+1

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If your team is named the "Heat" and you're supposed to be the greatest player in the game, then I guess I sort of expect you to... you know... deal with the heat. How do you play an entire NBA season and still not be in proper condition for the NBA finals? Lebron is a great player, but he's soft. People need to seriously stop trying to compare him to Jordan. But I guess Lebron will blame my criticism on racism. And we know he's pulled that card before.


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I will blame your criticism on you being judgmental. Have you ever tried to do anything with a cramp? I've actually had a calf cramp while swimming. It hurt like hell, and I could neither walk nor swim until I got my cramping muscle to work normally again. At least I was in shallow water where I could drag my sorry leg back to shore without drowning. LeBron James may be the most physically fit athlete on the planet, but he's still a human being. Could he have prepared better for the situation? Maybe. Could Coach Spoelstra have made better use of his bench to keep LeBron fresh? Maybe. But in today's NBA where greater attention is devoted to creature comforts such as air conditioning, how well can one really prepare for a scenario where the AC has gone out and the courtside thermometer says 91 degrees? Yeah, LeBron is the only player on either team who cramped up in those conditions, but does that mean he's softer than everyone else? No, it just means he's the only player to cramp up, and nobody knows why.

You want to call LeBron soft? He wanted to go back into the game, even after he left with the cramps. Coach Spoelstra told him, "HELL NO! You're not going back in."


BTW, I stand by my assertion that that bitter, selfish ass named Michael Jordan was NOT the greatest player of all time. Wink
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« Reply #5975 on: June 06, 2014, 03:29:27 AM »

LeBron James couldn't handle the heat (AC out of order, sure....) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio.

The former Boston Garden had no AC.  James can't be compared to the greats who played in non-AC arenas....

+1

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If your team is named the "Heat" and you're supposed to be the greatest player in the game, then I guess I sort of expect you to... you know... deal with the heat. How do you play an entire NBA season and still not be in proper condition for the NBA finals? Lebron is a great player, but he's soft. People need to seriously stop trying to compare him to Jordan. But I guess Lebron will blame my criticism on racism. And we know he's pulled that card before.


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I will blame your criticism on you being judgmental. Have you ever tried to do anything with a cramp? I've actually had a calf cramp while swimming. It hurt like hell, and I could neither walk nor swim until I got my cramping muscle to work normally again. At least I was in shallow water where I could drag my sorry leg back to shore without drowning. LeBron James may be the most physically fit athlete on the planet, but he's still a human being. Could he have prepared better for the situation? Maybe. Could Coach Spoelstra have made better use of his bench to keep LeBron fresh? Maybe. But in today's NBA where greater attention is devoted to creature comforts such as air conditioning, how well can one really prepare for a scenario where the AC has gone out and the courtside thermometer says 91 degrees? Yeah, LeBron is the only player on either team who cramped up in those conditions, but does that mean he's softer than everyone else? No, it just means he's the only player to cramp up, and nobody knows why.

You want to call LeBron soft? He wanted to go back into the game, even after he left with the cramps. Coach Spoelstra told him, "HELL NO! You're not going back in."


BTW, I stand by my assertion that that bitter, selfish ass named Michael Jordan was NOT the greatest player of all time. Wink


You have your judgments and I have mine. Sort of hard to argue about sports without having opinions.  Wink


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« Reply #5976 on: June 06, 2014, 03:39:16 AM »

LeBron James couldn't handle the heat (AC out of order, sure....) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio.

The former Boston Garden had no AC.  James can't be compared to the greats who played in non-AC arenas....

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And to stir the pot a little bit more:
If your team is named the "Heat" and you're supposed to be the greatest player in the game, then I guess I sort of expect you to... you know... deal with the heat. How do you play an entire NBA season and still not be in proper condition for the NBA finals? Lebron is a great player, but he's soft. People need to seriously stop trying to compare him to Jordan. But I guess Lebron will blame my criticism on racism. And we know he's pulled that card before.


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I will blame your criticism on you being judgmental. Have you ever tried to do anything with a cramp? I've actually had a calf cramp while swimming. It hurt like hell, and I could neither walk nor swim until I got my cramping muscle to work normally again. At least I was in shallow water where I could drag my sorry leg back to shore without drowning. LeBron James may be the most physically fit athlete on the planet, but he's still a human being. Could he have prepared better for the situation? Maybe. Could Coach Spoelstra have made better use of his bench to keep LeBron fresh? Maybe. But in today's NBA where greater attention is devoted to creature comforts such as air conditioning, how well can one really prepare for a scenario where the AC has gone out and the courtside thermometer says 91 degrees? Yeah, LeBron is the only player on either team who cramped up in those conditions, but does that mean he's softer than everyone else? No, it just means he's the only player to cramp up, and nobody knows why.

You want to call LeBron soft? He wanted to go back into the game, even after he left with the cramps. Coach Spoelstra told him, "HELL NO! You're not going back in."


BTW, I stand by my assertion that that bitter, selfish ass named Michael Jordan was NOT the greatest player of all time. Wink


You have your judgments and I have mine. Sort of hard to argue about sports without having opinions.  Wink


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« Reply #5977 on: June 06, 2014, 08:29:45 AM »

I wash mine regularly and therefore it smells like roses.  My anus says that MJ was the greatest bball player ever and Lebron is only qualified to lick MJ's awesome Air Jordans.

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« Reply #5978 on: June 06, 2014, 03:53:22 PM »

I wash mine regularly and therefore it smells like roses.  My anus says that MJ was the greatest bball player ever and Lebron is only qualified to lick MJ's awesome Air Jordans.




+1  These were the shoes our team wore in high school.


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« Reply #5979 on: June 08, 2014, 03:03:41 PM »

Rafael Nadal continues his dominance of the French Open by winning his 9th title in 10 years, defeating Novak Djokovic.  Nadal is 66-1 lifetime at Roland Garros.

Nadal has 14 Grand Slam titles, tied for second with Pete Sampras (who never won the French Open).  Roger Federer has 17 Grand Slam titles.
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« Reply #5980 on: June 08, 2014, 03:05:48 PM »

The whole gatoradegate thing has been sort of fun to watch the last couple days. Not that people will stop buying their BS, but it's still nice.
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« Reply #5981 on: June 09, 2014, 09:21:45 PM »

For those familiar with Clint Hurdle in his Rockies days... was he conservative with pitchers and pulling them out early and not pushing them anywhere near their (pitch count) limits? He drives me crazy sometimes with the way he handles the starting rotation.
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« Reply #5982 on: June 11, 2014, 12:29:10 AM »

The supposed "greatest basketball player ever" bided his time for three quarters, laying in the weeds and allowing his teammates to reduce a 25 point deficit to 10 by the beginning of the fourth. And then when it was time to take over, he faded into oblivion. Michael Jordan had some bad games, but he always went down swinging. But heck, I know the Lebron worshipers will come up with plenty of excuses. (And BTW, I gave Lebron his props last game. So don't even come at me with the "you're just a hater" foolishness.)

But let's credit the Spurs for a brilliant game. And let's also give due props to Kawhi Leonard, a star in the making. Great hustle, great defense on Lebron, and a great offensive performance. Now the question for the Spurs is whether or not he will continue to play this way night in and night out.

So far I think the story of this series is the Spurs bench outplaying the Heat's bench. When you can dominate the Heat with Duncan and Parker out of the game, then you have a lot to be confident about.

But in the end, let's face it, it's all about Lebron. The guy fades in and out. He's brilliant one game and absent the next. There are no excuses. If you want to be in Jordan's company, then you can't disappear in the 4th quarter when your team's only down by 10. But the series is still up for grabs. Lebron still has the opportunity to silence the doubters like me. The question, is will he do it?


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« Reply #5983 on: June 11, 2014, 12:35:52 AM »

LeBron had 7 turnovers and was outplayed by Leonard - I don't think Jordan had such a game.  I wonder if James' kids will talk trash, '7 turnovers.'

The Heat rise and fall with James - I wish that the Spurs hadn't expounded so much energy in the first half by scoring 71 pts.
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« Reply #5984 on: June 11, 2014, 12:52:32 AM »

The supposed "greatest basketball player ever" bided his time for three quarters, laying in the weeds and allowing his teammates to reduce a 25 point deficit to 10 by the beginning of the fourth. And then when it was time to take over, he faded into oblivion. Michael Jordan had some bad games, but he always went down swinging. But heck, I know the Lebron worshipers will come up with plenty of excuses. (And BTW, I gave Lebron his props last game. So don't even come at me with the "you're just a hater" foolishness.)
I will come back with my "you're just a hater" foolishness, because your "props" are merely fools gold. I think you're idolizing Jordan to the point of making him out to be something he wasn't. I also note the hypocrisy of your whining that we never give the winner credit for winning but choose instead to focus on what the loser did to lose. I recall that you chewed us out for doing exactly this when the U.S. team blew a huge lead and lost to the Europeans in a recent Ryder's Cup tournament. You hate LeBron so much that you're willing to besmirch his legacy whenever you have the chance, even if it means putting your hypocrisy on display for the world to see.

But let's credit the Spurs for a brilliant game. And let's also give due props to Kawhi Leonard, a star in the making. Great hustle, great defense on Lebron, and a great offensive performance. Now the question for the Spurs is whether or not he will continue to play this way night in and night out.

So far I think the story of this series is the Spurs bench outplaying the Heat's bench. When you can dominate the Heat with Duncan and Parker out of the game, then you have a lot to be confident about.

But in the end, let's face it, it's all about Lebron. The guy fades in and out. He's brilliant one game and absent the next. There are no excuses. If you want to be in Jordan's company, then you can't disappear in the 4th quarter when your team's only down by 10. But the series is still up for grabs. Lebron still has the opportunity to silence the doubters like me. The question, is will he do it?
Who cares about your doubting? Do you think LeBron cares? The glorious thing is that he doesn't.
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