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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6435 on: October 17, 2014, 04:24:50 PM »
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 #6436 on: October 17, 2014, 04:53:19 PM »
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 #6437 on: October 17, 2014, 05:00:13 PM »
This runner came across an opponent who had torn her patella tendon and meniscus and was in excruciating pain, and couldn't even walk with help.  So, she carried her this way for almost 1/2 mile to get to a medical station.  I need to go find a box of Kleenex now.....


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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6438 on: October 17, 2014, 05:15:55 PM »
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 #6439 on: October 17, 2014, 05:22:52 PM »
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

The 2002 World Series... That was the series where Barry Bonds hit a 98-mph Troy Percival fastball into the next county.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6440 on: October 17, 2014, 05:48:06 PM »
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.

Sigh...

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Let's just drop it. I'm sorry.

OK.   :)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6441 on: October 19, 2014, 10:56:45 PM »
And we have a new all time TD Pass King. With his third TD pass tonight against the 49ers and 509th of his career, Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's record for career TD passes thrown. All hail King Peyton! ;D

Here's video of his record breaking pass to Demaryius Thomas: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000413952/article/peyton-manning-breaks-brett-favres-td-record
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6442 on: October 20, 2014, 02:25:45 AM »
BAMA moves up to #4 in the polls! We're back in the hunt!

But a very tough SEC schedule looms ahead: at UT, at LSU, Miss State and the Barn at home to finish out. We could very easily lose two more games.

The question is which BAMA team will show up from week to week. If we eliminate penalties and turnovers and establish the run (and don't lose any more key players to injuries) then I think we can beat anybody in the country. But those are big "ifs".

It will be an exciting next few weeks.LSU is also on the rise, so it looks like it will be another classic Tide vs. Tigers battle in the Bayou.

No rest for the weary. This is the SEC, and that's what makes it so special.


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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6443 on: October 20, 2014, 10:22:21 AM »
With one exception, all my teams are having a bit of a yucky time of it. Maybe this is why we are lucky enough to get the Canadian Football League on TV. Voila, I have new teams! :)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6444 on: October 21, 2014, 10:49:25 AM »
#43 just a bit offside. Ya think!!? :o
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6445 on: October 26, 2014, 11:34:42 PM »
Madison Bumgarner throws a 4-hit shutout as the Giants beat the Royals 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series. In his 4 career World Series starts, MadBum has pitched 31 innings, allowing only 12 hits and 1 run. :o If the Giants win one of their two games in KC to win this series, MadBum has to be elected the series MVP.

What has to be even more concerning for the Royals, considering that they most likely won't see Bumgarner again, is that the Giants roughed up two of the Royals' unhittable relief pitchers, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis, in their 3-run 8th inning.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6446 on: October 27, 2014, 12:21:33 AM »
4 NFL QBs threw for 400+ yds for the first time in league history.

Also, Sunday night's game between the Saints and Packers was the 3rd game in NFL history without a punt (second time in 2014).

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6447 on: October 27, 2014, 12:38:22 AM »
Madison Bumgarner throws a 4-hit shutout as the Giants beat the Royals 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series. In his 4 career World Series starts, MadBum has pitched 31 innings, allowing only 12 hits and 1 run. :o If the Giants win one of their two games in KC to win this series, MadBum has to be elected the series MVP.

What has to be even more concerning for the Royals, considering that they most likely won't see Bumgarner again, is that the Giants roughed up two of the Royals' unhittable relief pitchers, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis, in their 3-run 8th inning.

Still at least one more game to play. 
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6448 on: October 27, 2014, 12:44:35 AM »
Madison Bumgarner throws a 4-hit shutout as the Giants beat the Royals 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series. In his 4 career World Series starts, MadBum has pitched 31 innings, allowing only 12 hits and 1 run. :o If the Giants win one of their two games in KC to win this series, MadBum has to be elected the series MVP.

What has to be even more concerning for the Royals, considering that they most likely won't see Bumgarner again, is that the Giants roughed up two of the Royals' unhittable relief pitchers, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis, in their 3-run 8th inning.

Still at least one more game to play. 
And it was only the Giants' two best high fastball hitters who knocked Herrera, a high fastball pitcher, out of the game. If he faces a different part of the lineup, then maybe he has better fortune.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6449 on: October 27, 2014, 03:20:41 PM »
I see a glimmer of hope in the Steelers. Even Penn State was not embarrassing, although something must be done about that offensive line. They are terrible.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6450 on: October 27, 2014, 03:26:28 PM »
I see a glimmer of hope in the Steelers. Even Penn State was not embarrassing, although something must be done about that offensive line. They are terrible.

The Ravens and the Terps will make the Steelers and the Nittany Lions look like world champions.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6451 on: October 27, 2014, 05:08:02 PM »
My Bills are 5-3 at the bye week, much better than I expected for the season, and even going 4-4 will result in a winning season this year. Also only one win away form  the 6-10 mark of last year

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« Reply #6452 on: October 27, 2014, 05:23:12 PM »
Watching Queens Park Rangers vs. Aston Villa right now. QPR up 1-0 in the second half.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6453 on: October 28, 2014, 11:31:10 PM »
Let's go, Raptors starts tomorrow  ;D

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6454 on: October 28, 2014, 11:56:25 PM »
Royals, baby!

Game 7 tomorrow. 
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6455 on: October 29, 2014, 01:30:16 AM »
Royals, baby!

Game 7 tomorrow. 
At least the series is going 7. Those are the most fun. If the pattern holds where Game 5 followed much the same script as Game 1 (Giants' blowout behind Bumgarner's masterful pitching), and Game 6 much the same script as Game 2 (Royals' blowout win), then Game 7 will follow much the same script as Game 3, which was decided by only one run. I hope so. Nothing like a lot of drama to end such a close series.
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« Reply #6456 on: October 29, 2014, 01:32:11 AM »
I think so too.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6457 on: October 29, 2014, 10:12:56 PM »
That is a fantastic way to start the season for the Raptors, 109-102 victory. nailbiter at the end, buuuuuuuttttttttttt oh well

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« Reply #6458 on: October 29, 2014, 10:57:43 PM »
Oh, boy. Top of the eighth.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6459 on: October 29, 2014, 11:57:34 PM »
I don't know that we'll see a pitching performance like the one MadBum strung together in his three World Series games for a very long time. One of a small fraternity of pitchers to win 3 games in one World Series... The last to do so was another tall left-handed sidewinder named Randy Johnson, who also won Game 7 of his World Series in relief after winning his two starts. To come back and pitch 5 scoreless innings on only two days of rest after pitching a complete game shutout in Game 5. INCREDIBLE!!! :o For the series: 21 innings in two starts and one relief appearance, allowing only 9 hits and one run. The kid has a career World Series ERA of only 0.25!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6460 on: October 30, 2014, 12:20:31 AM »
Damn it!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6461 on: October 30, 2014, 12:22:33 AM »
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« Reply #6462 on: October 30, 2014, 12:26:32 AM »
 I don't even know who is in the World Series, but I take it someone clinched it tonight?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6463 on: October 30, 2014, 12:26:51 AM »
Congratulations to the Giants.

Both teams teams this year knocked out my teams(Pirates, Orioles), and it is about time pro sports had a dynasty again, because dynasties are fun.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6464 on: October 30, 2014, 01:05:01 AM »
I don't even know who is in the World Series, but I take it someone clinched it tonight?
Tonight was Game 7. In a best-of-seven series, Game 7 always decides the winner.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6465 on: October 30, 2014, 04:13:57 AM »
I don't know that we'll see a pitching performance like the one MadBum strung together in his three World Series games for a very long time. One of a small fraternity of pitchers to win 3 games in one World Series... The last to do so was another tall left-handed sidewinder named Randy Johnson, who also won Game 7 of his World Series in relief after winning his two starts. To come back and pitch 5 scoreless innings on only two days of rest after pitching a complete game shutout in Game 5. INCREDIBLE!!! :o For the series: 21 innings in two starts and one relief appearance, allowing only 9 hits and one run. The kid has a career World Series ERA of only 0.25!
CORRECTION: The Fox broadcast of this game had Bumgarner credited as the winning pitcher, but the official box score has Jeremy Affeldt getting credit for the win and Bumgarner getting the save, instead. That makes MadBum's record in this series 2-0 with 1 save, NOT 3-0 as I'd reported before.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6466 on: October 30, 2014, 07:54:40 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6468 on: October 30, 2014, 01:24:14 PM »
I don't know that we'll see a pitching performance like the one MadBum strung together in his three World Series games for a very long time. One of a small fraternity of pitchers to win 3 games in one World Series... The last to do so was another tall left-handed sidewinder named Randy Johnson, who also won Game 7 of his World Series in relief after winning his two starts. To come back and pitch 5 scoreless innings on only two days of rest after pitching a complete game shutout in Game 5. INCREDIBLE!!! :o For the series: 21 innings in two starts and one relief appearance, allowing only 9 hits and one run. The kid has a career World Series ERA of only 0.25!
CORRECTION: The Fox broadcast of this game had Bumgarner credited as the winning pitcher, but the official box score has Jeremy Affeldt getting credit for the win and Bumgarner getting the save, instead. That makes MadBum's record in this series 2-0 with 1 save, NOT 3-0 as I'd reported before.

I always thought that whoever pitched the 5th inning with the lead (without losing the lead) was the winning pitcher of record.  Fox must have had the same impression....
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« Reply #6469 on: October 30, 2014, 01:34:26 PM »
Congratulations to the Giants.

Both teams teams this year knocked out my teams(Pirates, Orioles), and it is about time pro sports had a dynasty again, because dynasties are fun.

Yes, good for the Giants. I always tip my hat to the WS winner, even if it's not my team.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6470 on: October 30, 2014, 03:43:56 PM »
I don't know that we'll see a pitching performance like the one MadBum strung together in his three World Series games for a very long time. One of a small fraternity of pitchers to win 3 games in one World Series... The last to do so was another tall left-handed sidewinder named Randy Johnson, who also won Game 7 of his World Series in relief after winning his two starts. To come back and pitch 5 scoreless innings on only two days of rest after pitching a complete game shutout in Game 5. INCREDIBLE!!! :o For the series: 21 innings in two starts and one relief appearance, allowing only 9 hits and one run. The kid has a career World Series ERA of only 0.25!
CORRECTION: The Fox broadcast of this game had Bumgarner credited as the winning pitcher, but the official box score has Jeremy Affeldt getting credit for the win and Bumgarner getting the save, instead. That makes MadBum's record in this series 2-0 with 1 save, NOT 3-0 as I'd reported before.

I always thought that whoever pitched the 5th inning with the lead (without losing the lead) was the winning pitcher of record.  Fox must have had the same impression....
No. I've come to find out that the official scorer, not Fox, originally credited Bumgarner with the win under a clause in the baseball rules that allows the scorer to credit the win to the pitcher he thought most effective if he's otherwise in doubt--he later changed his mind and gave the win to the "pitcher of record" (Affeldt). The rule regarding the 5th inning is that, with the exception of the All-Star Game, the starting pitcher must pitch at least 5 innings to be eligible for the win. In the case the starter doesn't go five, the win normally goes to the pitcher who last pitched before his team took the lead they never relinquished. In the case of last night's game, Affeldt was the last Giant to pitch before the Giants offense jumped out in front 3-2. Affeldt also pitched effectively enough (2 2/3 shutout innings) that there was no reason to deny him the win.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6471 on: October 30, 2014, 03:47:18 PM »
On another note, last night's Game 7 was also the first time ever that an umpire's call was overturned by instant replay in a World Series game. (Now if the Cardinals had the benefit of instant replay 29 years ago...)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6473 on: October 30, 2014, 04:54:45 PM »
Woohoo! We whipped Kansas! Third World Series in like five years. I can't wait to go to the parade in San Francisco on Friday. I knew the Panda Bear would do it--he was the sole reason we won Game 7.

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« Reply #6474 on: October 30, 2014, 04:58:50 PM »
Woohoo! We whipped Kansas! Third World Series in like five years. I can't wait to go to the parade in San Francisco on Friday.

I knew the Panda Bear would do it--he was the sole reason we won Game 7.

Uhhh...no, he wasn't.  Baseball is a team sport.

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« Reply #6476 on: October 30, 2014, 05:00:27 PM »
Woohoo! We whipped Kansas! Third World Series in like five years. I can't wait to go to the parade in San Francisco on Friday.

I knew the Panda Bear would do it--he was the sole reason we won Game 7.

Uhhh...no, he wasn't.  Baseball is a team sport.

He scored twice. If he didn't score we would have lost 2-1. And if he didn't catch that final pop-up, that guy on third could have scored and tied the game, causing it to go into another inning.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6477 on: October 30, 2014, 05:04:54 PM »
Woohoo! We whipped Kansas! Third World Series in like five years. I can't wait to go to the parade in San Francisco on Friday. I knew the Panda Bear would do it--he was the sole one of many reasons we won Game 7.

Just look at the World Series MVPs for the Giants....

2010 - Buster Posey (I think he was a rookie)
2012 - Pablo Sandoval
2014 - Madison Bumgarner (25 years old)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6478 on: October 30, 2014, 06:39:41 PM »
Woohoo! We whipped Kansas! Third World Series in like five years. I can't wait to go to the parade in San Francisco on Friday.

I knew the Panda Bear would do it--he was the sole reason we won Game 7.

Uhhh...no, he wasn't.  Baseball is a team sport.

He scored twice.
But who was it that drove him in each time? No one hit any home runs last night, not even the Panda Bear.

If he didn't score we would have lost 2-1.
If MadBum had allowed a couple of runs to score on his tired arm, the Giants would have lost 4-3. So what's your point?

And if he didn't catch that final pop-up, that guy on third could have scored and tied the game, causing it to go into another inning.
If MadBum hadn't induced that popup, Pablo wouldn't have had anything to catch. If Joe Panik hadn't made the defensive play of the series to start that double play, then maybe a run comes around to score and the Royals force extra innings. If another of the Giant infielders hadn't fielded the left fielder's throw from the wall after the center fielder's error in the 9th, then Gordon would have turned that 2-base error into a 3-base error and forced extra innings.

I know in your fondness for kissing the Panda's bum that you're going to continue to focus on him as if he's the sole reason the Giants won last night, but don't overlook the contributions made by others of his teammates.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6479 on: October 30, 2014, 08:20:59 PM »
Yeah I know you're right, I just love the Panda because he's awesome. Fun fact: I'm related to Cody Ross who used to be on the Giants. He's married to my grandmother's sister's granddaughter or something.