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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6390 on: October 05, 2014, 01:41:34 AM »
On a weekend of college football upsets that saw three of the top five teams lose (#2 Oregon, #3 Alabama, and #4 Oklahoma), No. 16 USC became yet another victim of the upset bug when Arizona State connected on a last-second desperation pass--I hate the term "Hail Mary" for these passes.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6391 on: October 05, 2014, 02:00:28 AM »
On a weekend of college football upsets that saw three of the top five teams lose (#2 Oregon, #3 Alabama, and #4 Oklahoma), No. 16 USC became yet another victim of the upset bug when Arizona State connected on a last-second desperation pass--I hate the term "Hail Mary" for these passes.


There's still a long season ahead. Better to lose early than late. But I don't see my Crimson Tide winning a National Championship this year. I'll be surprised if we make the 4 team playoff. And as much as it pains me to say it, Auburn looks like the best team in the nation right now. I hope that we can improve. The SEC West is brutal this year. We'll need to win out and hope that Ole Miss loses twice in order to go to the SEC Championship game. I think there's a better chance of Ole Miss losing twice than there is of us winning out. We'll see. Tough loss today. But I am truly happy for the state of Mississippi. This means the world to them. Let them enjoy it.


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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6392 on: October 05, 2014, 06:54:53 PM »
Oy, the Jets. Oy oy oy!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6393 on: October 05, 2014, 07:38:21 PM »
The Orioles advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1997 after sweeping the Tigers in a 2-1 nailbiter.  The O's will play either the Royals (up 2-0) or the Angels (if they win 3 in a row).  Nelson Cruz provided the O's offense with a 2 run home run.

The O's are debating on whether to leave a roster spot open for Chris Davis who's scheduled to return from his 25 game suspension at Game 6.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6394 on: October 05, 2014, 07:52:48 PM »
Oy, the Jets. Oy oy oy!

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They were grounded, I heard. By lightning. BOOM!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6395 on: October 05, 2014, 11:56:55 PM »
Royals sweep Angels!  Party like it's 1985!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6396 on: October 06, 2014, 12:13:15 AM »
Nick Markakis (Orioles) vs. Mike Moustakas (Royals) - I wonder if this is the first playoff series in baseball history where Greek-Americans (both are likely to be 5th generation at a minimum) are on opposing sides?   ???

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6397 on: October 07, 2014, 01:06:21 AM »
That there Adrian Peterson story keeps getting messier and messier...

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6398 on: October 07, 2014, 08:25:40 AM »
That there Adrian Peterson story keeps getting messier and messier...
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6399 on: October 08, 2014, 12:36:02 PM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6400 on: October 08, 2014, 03:05:45 PM »
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/6-things-to-watch-on-nhl-opening-night-1.2792482

It's opening night in the NHL! Hooray!  ;D
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6401 on: October 08, 2014, 03:09:39 PM »
They're saying it's likely we'll see Fleuries in the 'Burgh all the way through till next Spring, but whether they'll continue once the playoffs start is anyone's guess.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6402 on: October 10, 2014, 01:58:12 AM »
After trailing 24-0 in the 1st quarter, J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans mounted a remarkable comeback on Thursday Night Blowout Football only to fall short 33-28.  Losing teams are now averaging 14.4 points through 5 games.  CBS has 2 more broadcasts remaining before network programming takes over on October 30.  CBS will air a Saturday double-header game late in December while the NFL Network will continue broadcasting the regular season schedule.

It is unknown whether or not CBS will have Thursday Night games for the 2015 season.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6403 on: October 10, 2014, 02:06:51 AM »
Glad to see the Tampa Bay Lightning start the season with a win over the Florida Panthers.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6404 on: October 11, 2014, 08:57:23 PM »
The Baltimore Orioles are down 2-0 with game 3 on Monday in Kansas City.  Royals score 2 in the 9th inning as their bullpen shuts down the O's in the bottom of the 9th.  Wei-Yin Chen will be the game 3 starter for the O's while former Oriole Jeremy Guthrie will pitch for the Royals.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6405 on: October 11, 2014, 09:01:07 PM »
The Royals have put the Orioles in a hole overcome by only two, maybe three teams in a best-of-seven postseason series: down 0-2 after having lost the first two games at home. Coincidentally, the first team to overcome this deficit: the Kansas City Royals in the 1985 World Series. (Remember Don Denkinger?)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6406 on: October 11, 2014, 09:20:09 PM »
Go, Royals.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6407 on: October 12, 2014, 01:20:48 AM »
Go, Royals.
I just realized that they have a 9-game postseason winning streak dating back to the 1985 World Series.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6408 on: October 12, 2014, 01:26:40 AM »
Go, Royals.
I just realized that they have a 9-game postseason winning streak dating back to the 1985 World Series.

I personally think that's a bogus and worthless statistic, but they have won 6 straight, won 4 in extra innings and have taken the first two in the ALCS which, if history is our guide, means they're headed for the World Series.  The only time a team was down 2 games in the LCS who came back to win that was the Royals from 1985.  I guess it would be pretty ironic if they were the ones to become the exception.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6409 on: October 12, 2014, 04:34:40 AM »
Go, Royals.
I just realized that they have a 9-game postseason winning streak dating back to the 1985 World Series.

I personally think that's a bogus and worthless statistic, but they have won 6 straight, won 4 in extra innings and have taken the first two in the ALCS which, if history is our guide, means they're headed for the World Series.  The only time a team was down 2 games in the LCS who came back to win that was the Royals from 1985.  I guess it would be pretty ironic if they were the ones to become the exception.
You forgot the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 ALCS. I can see how that's pretty easy to do, though, since they're in the record books as the only baseball team (and one of only a handful of teams in all of pro sports) ever to win a playoff series after falling behind 3 games to none. For them to fall 3 games behind, however, they first had to fall 2 games behind.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6410 on: October 12, 2014, 02:31:54 PM »
Woe to the Succaneers! Possibly the first team this year to give up 35 or more by halftime in TWO different games.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6411 on: October 12, 2014, 02:35:48 PM »
Woe to the Succaneers! Possibly the first team this year to give up 35 or more by halftime in TWO different games.

Yeah. It was stunning to see those numbers on the screen when I tuned in during the first half. I thought there was something wrong with the TV.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6412 on: October 14, 2014, 12:34:59 AM »
How many points will the Patriots score against the hapless Jets on Thursday Night Football Blowout?  If the Jets are blown out (a strong likelihood), Rex Ryan ought to lose his job.

Who wants to see a rematch of the 1985 World Series between the Royals and Cardinals: The so-called 'Fly Over Series'?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6413 on: October 14, 2014, 01:10:39 AM »
How many points will the Patriots score against the hapless Jets on Thursday Night Football Blowout?  If the Jets are blown out (a strong likelihood), Rex Ryan ought to lose his job.

Who wants to see a rematch of the 1985 World Series between the Royals and Cardinals: The so-called 'Fly Over Series'?
I thought that was called the I-70 Series.

As far as a rematch of the 1985 World Series, who knows? Maybe the Cardinals will receive atonement for losing their 1985 Rookie of the Year, Vince Coleman, to a tarp roller. I remember that injury. Very odd, yet it virtually took the Cardinals right out of that series. (Not to mention Don Denkinger's game-blowing gaffe.)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6414 on: October 15, 2014, 12:28:35 AM »
How many points will the Patriots score against the hapless Jets on Thursday Night Football Blowout?  If the Jets are blown out (a strong likelihood), Rex Ryan ought to lose his job.

Who wants to see a rematch of the 1985 World Series between the Royals and Cardinals: The so-called 'Fly Over Series'?
I thought that was called the I-70 Series.

As far as a rematch of the 1985 World Series, who knows? Maybe the Cardinals will receive atonement for losing their 1985 Rookie of the Year, Vince Coleman, to a tarp roller. I remember that injury. Very odd, yet it virtually took the Cardinals right out of that series. (Not to mention Don Denkinger's game-blowing gaffe.)

It was called the I-70 series. 

Royals are now one game from going back.  Will the Cardinals meet them there?  Not after the way they blew it to San Francisco tonight.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6415 on: October 15, 2014, 01:55:39 AM »
Missouri has been recently known as the "Fly-Over State."  I-70 is much kinder than Fly-Over....

No one can stop the Royals and it's highly unlikely that the Orioles will repeat history by winning 4 straight....

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6416 on: October 15, 2014, 02:41:27 AM »
http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=341014107

I'm sorry. It's not "literally lights out" unless the stadium lights actually go out (ala Super Bowl XLVII).

Wasn't there another Royals third baseman who made a heroic effort to catch a foul popup the last time they made it to the postseason? I kinda recall George Brett sliding feet first into his team's dugout in a failed attempt to catch one back in the 1985 World Series. Yup, here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QU450vtdGg
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6417 on: October 15, 2014, 07:22:37 PM »
Orioles are swept away by the Royals, who make their 1st World Series appearance since 1985.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6418 on: October 15, 2014, 09:39:08 PM »
Orioles are swept away by the Royals, who make their 1st World Series appearance since 1985.

Partying like it's 1985 again!  I was only 9 years old though, but I'm still enjoying it.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6419 on: October 15, 2014, 10:05:32 PM »
Welp, that's depressing.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6420 on: October 16, 2014, 12:46:45 AM »
Orioles are swept away by the Royals, who make their 1st World Series appearance since 1985.

Partying like it's 1985 again!  I was only 9 years old though, but I'm still enjoying it.

Go, Royals!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6421 on: October 17, 2014, 12:03:02 AM »
Damian Lillard did it earlier this year on a basketball court. Travis Ishikawa did it today with a bat in his hand. His walk-off, 3-run homer ends the NLCS and sends the Giants to the World Series. Now, when was the last time TWO wild card teams advanced to the World Series?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6422 on: October 17, 2014, 12:05:29 AM »
It's KC's Year - Royals in 5.

Thursday Night Football Thriller was actually good even though the Jets sink to 1-6.  The Jets lost 6 straight games to elite QBs and Rex Ryan may be out of a job since he's supposedly a defensive genius.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6423 on: October 17, 2014, 12:12:48 AM »
Damian Lillard did it earlier this year on a basketball court. Travis Ishikawa did it today with a bat in his hand. His walk-off, 3-run homer ends the NLCS and sends the Giants to the World Series. Now, when was the last time TWO wild card teams advanced to the World Series?
For that matter, when was the last time BOTH teams in the World Series failed to win at least 90 games in the regular season?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6424 on: October 17, 2014, 12:44:35 AM »
It's KC's Year - Royals in 5.

Thursday Night Football Thriller was actually good even though the Jets sink to 1-6.  The Jets lost 6 straight games to elite QBs and Rex Ryan may be out of a job since he's supposedly a defensive genius.

I'm a Giants fan, and even I'm sad for the Jets.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6425 on: October 17, 2014, 12:56:46 AM »
It's KC's Year - Royals in 5.

Thursday Night Football Thriller was actually good even though the Jets sink to 1-6.  The Jets lost 6 straight games to elite QBs and Rex Ryan may be out of a job since he's supposedly a defensive genius.

I'm a Giants fan, and even I'm sad for the Jets.

I've always wondered how Giants-Jets games work at Met Life Stadium.  Are there 3 locker rooms - one for Giants, one for Jets and one for visitors?  Are the fans split in 2 - half for Giants, half for Jets?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6426 on: October 17, 2014, 01:05:51 AM »
It's KC's Year - Royals in 5.

Thursday Night Football Thriller was actually good even though the Jets sink to 1-6.  The Jets lost 6 straight games to elite QBs and Rex Ryan may be out of a job since he's supposedly a defensive genius.

I'm a Giants fan, and even I'm sad for the Jets.

I've always wondered how Giants-Jets games work at Met Life Stadium.  Are there 3 locker rooms - one for Giants, one for Jets and one for visitors?  Are the fans split in 2 - half for Giants, half for Jets?

How would I know what the locker rooms are like?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6427 on: October 17, 2014, 01:16:29 AM »
It's KC's Year - Royals in 5.

Thursday Night Football Thriller was actually good even though the Jets sink to 1-6.  The Jets lost 6 straight games to elite QBs and Rex Ryan may be out of a job since he's supposedly a defensive genius.

I'm a Giants fan, and even I'm sad for the Jets.

I've always wondered how Giants-Jets games work at Met Life Stadium.  Are there 3 locker rooms - one for Giants, one for Jets and one for visitors?  Are the fans split in 2 - half for Giants, half for Jets?

How would I know what the locker rooms are like?

True, I thought you may have remembered the stadium's TV debut where those questions were addressed....

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6428 on: October 17, 2014, 01:23:22 AM »
It's KC's Year - Royals in 5.

Thursday Night Football Thriller was actually good even though the Jets sink to 1-6.  The Jets lost 6 straight games to elite QBs and Rex Ryan may be out of a job since he's supposedly a defensive genius.

I'm a Giants fan, and even I'm sad for the Jets.

I've always wondered how Giants-Jets games work at Met Life Stadium.  Are there 3 locker rooms - one for Giants, one for Jets and one for visitors?  Are the fans split in 2 - half for Giants, half for Jets?

How would I know what the locker rooms are like?

True, I thought you may have remembered the stadium's TV debut where those questions were addressed....

I am not that old.  >:(
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6429 on: October 17, 2014, 01:37:31 AM »
It's KC's Year - Royals in 5.

Thursday Night Football Thriller was actually good even though the Jets sink to 1-6.  The Jets lost 6 straight games to elite QBs and Rex Ryan may be out of a job since he's supposedly a defensive genius.

I'm a Giants fan, and even I'm sad for the Jets.

I've always wondered how Giants-Jets games work at Met Life Stadium.  Are there 3 locker rooms - one for Giants, one for Jets and one for visitors?  Are the fans split in 2 - half for Giants, half for Jets?

How would I know what the locker rooms are like?

True, I thought you may have remembered the stadium's TV debut where those questions were addressed....

I am not that old.  >:(

I didn't imply that you were old - only that you had a better memory than I do.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6430 on: October 17, 2014, 01:42:02 AM »
I was three when they opened the stadium in '76. No, I do not remember any TV things from the time.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6431 on: October 17, 2014, 01:51:35 AM »
I was three when they opened the stadium in '76. No, I do not remember any TV things from the time.

MetLife Stadium - the replacement for the old Giants Stadium.

MetLife Stadium opened in 2010.  The most recent Super Bowl was played at MetLife Stadium.

I apologize for any misunderstanding....
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6432 on: October 17, 2014, 01:54:15 AM »
You didn't say that's what you were talking about.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6433 on: October 17, 2014, 02:04:15 AM »
You didn't say that's what you were talking about.

Please re-read Reply #6425.  Note that I didn't use Giants Stadium, if I wanted to refer to the old stadium rather than the new stadium.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6434 on: October 17, 2014, 09:57:16 AM »
The Locker rooms at metlife stadium have on for the tiny Giants, one for the landed Jets, and one for visitors.

For a Giants Jets game, they use their own lockerrooms, but the visiting team only recieves the visiting parking lot, ticket allotment and everything else like a visitor, besides the locker room.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/sports/football/for-giants-jets-game-metlife-stadium-preparations-differ.html?_r=0

Damian Lillard did it earlier this year on a basketball court. Travis Ishikawa did it today with a bat in his hand. His walk-off, 3-run homer ends the NLCS and sends the Giants to the World Series. Now, when was the last time TWO wild card teams advanced to the World Series?

FOr this, 2002 between the Anaheim Angels and the, yup, San Francisco Giants
Damian Lillard did it earlier this year on a basketball court. Travis Ishikawa did it today with a bat in his hand. His walk-off, 3-run homer ends the NLCS and sends the Giants to the World Series. Now, when was the last time TWO wild card teams advanced to the World Series?
For that matter, when was the last time BOTH teams in the World Series failed to win at least 90 games in the regular season?

And, from what I've read, this is the first time ever