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Re: The Sports Thread
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« Reply #6661 on: January 14, 2015, 12:54:42 AM »
Congratulations to the Ohio State football team.

None to the people who did this>:(
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6662 on: January 15, 2015, 05:24:52 AM »
It's official. Marcus Mariota has announced his decision to go pro. I hope he's able to make the transition from being an option QB in college to being more of the pocket passer most NFL teams will want him to be. That difference between the style seen with so many college teams (e.g., Oregon) and the standard pro style seems to be the biggest reason why so many of the top college QB's don't succeed in the pros. (Jameis Winston's success in a pro-style offense at Florida State is therefore the biggest reason I think he will probably get drafted higher and be more successful early in his NFL career, even though Mariota was clearly the better college QB this last year.)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6663 on: January 15, 2015, 09:37:08 AM »
I agree that there may be more of a learning curve for Mariota, but I think any team that takes Winston before him is making a big, long-term mistake.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6664 on: January 15, 2015, 11:22:32 AM »
When I first heard the announcement, I wondered if Mariota's education would suffer, but I think I heard that he already earned a degree in General Science?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6665 on: January 15, 2015, 05:15:27 PM »
When I first heard the announcement, I wondered if Mariota's education would suffer, but I think I heard that he already earned a degree in General Science?
He apparently redshirted his academic freshman year so that he was set to finish using his four years of football eligibility one year after his graduation. If he were to go back to college next year, it would likely be for a graduate degree.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6666 on: January 18, 2015, 05:28:04 PM »
Not a good day for Russell Wilson to have a bad game. ARGH! Out of 8 passes thrown so far, he's completed more to the other team than to his own receivers.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6667 on: January 18, 2015, 06:30:07 PM »
Packers 16- Seahawks 7, 11:04 to go in regulation.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6668 on: January 18, 2015, 06:37:12 PM »
Come on Packers

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6669 on: January 18, 2015, 07:01:47 PM »
This could get interesting.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6670 on: January 18, 2015, 07:11:19 PM »
BEASTQUAKE IN SEATTLE!!!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6671 on: January 18, 2015, 07:23:02 PM »
Wowsers!  :o
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6672 on: January 18, 2015, 07:29:53 PM »
BYE BYE PACKERS! Seahawks to the Super Bowl!!!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6673 on: January 18, 2015, 07:33:44 PM »
BYE BYE PACKERS! Seahawks to the Super Bowl!!!

Zing!

This is going to be a good one. Especially with goat cheerleaders this year at Puppy Bowl XI.  ;D

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6674 on: January 18, 2015, 07:37:38 PM »
Wished it would be the packers in the super bowl, but, anything is better than the Pats or Colts

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6675 on: January 18, 2015, 08:35:44 PM »
Watching the Indiana - New England game.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6676 on: January 18, 2015, 10:19:53 PM »
Looks like it's going to be Patriots - Seahawks.

Now, the only thing to wonder about is who'll win the Puppy Bowl.  ;D
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6677 on: January 18, 2015, 10:24:45 PM »
Sabres were up 3-0, end 1

Now halfway through the second, tied 3-3.................

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6678 on: January 18, 2015, 11:41:16 PM »
So much for #12 having faith in the Seahawks when the team is trailing.  Thousands of fans left before Seattle's comeback victory against the Packers.

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Apparently beating traffic is more important than the chance to see your team pull out one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history.

With the Seahawks trailing the Packers in the fourth quarter, large numbers of Seattle fans decided to leave the stadium early, costing themselves the chance to see the Seahawks’ dramatic fourth-quarter comeback and overtime victory.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6679 on: January 19, 2015, 12:46:36 AM »
With seven minutes to go in the Seattle game and us all thinking for sure they couldn't win....

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6680 on: January 19, 2015, 04:20:09 AM »
With seven minutes to go in the Seattle game and us all thinking for sure they couldn't win....
Never assUme anything. ;)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6681 on: January 19, 2015, 04:26:41 AM »
With seven minutes to go in the Seattle game and us all thinking for sure they couldn't win....
Never assUme anything. ;)

Well true.  But the wedding had to go on.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6682 on: January 19, 2015, 04:38:18 AM »
Pet peeve #210: When someone does that silly "assUme" thing.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6683 on: January 19, 2015, 04:39:32 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6684 on: January 19, 2015, 10:57:12 AM »
Pet peeve #210: When someone does that silly "assUme" thing.
I think that is pet peeve #4 for me, right along side Democraps and Republitards.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6685 on: January 19, 2015, 11:17:25 AM »
This uniform matchup is going to be boring, with the monochrome blue of the Seahawks v the white shirt and blue pants of the patriots, too much blue for me.


That said, and I might be in the minority, but i do like the Seahawks jerseys, just wish they would, you know, go with their grey pants

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6686 on: January 19, 2015, 11:32:55 AM »
This uniform matchup is going to be boring, with the monochrome blue of the Seahawks v the white shirt and blue pants of the patriots, too much blue for me.


That said, and I might be in the minority, but i do like the Seahawks jerseys, just wish they would, you know, go with their grey pants


focus on the lime green  ;)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6687 on: January 19, 2015, 11:52:26 AM »
Well true.  But the wedding had to go on.
You mean the wedding was more important than the game? :)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6688 on: January 19, 2015, 12:04:55 PM »
Well true.  But the wedding had to go on.
You mean the wedding was more important than the game? :)


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Seahawks game...


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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6689 on: January 19, 2015, 04:55:33 PM »
This uniform matchup is going to be boring, with the monochrome blue of the Seahawks v the white shirt and blue pants of the patriots, too much blue for me.


That said, and I might be in the minority, but i do like the Seahawks jerseys, just wish they would, you know, go with their grey pants


focus on the lime green  ;)

this is true, and I adore the lime green, only wish they used more of it

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6690 on: January 19, 2015, 05:21:08 PM »
Pet peeve #210: When someone does that silly "assUme" thing.

If you really had wanted to bother him you cudda went with: Pete Peeve #210 . . .

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6691 on: January 21, 2015, 12:24:23 AM »
Watching highlights from the three Orioles games I went to last season.


Cant wait for the new season to come :)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6692 on: January 21, 2015, 01:02:37 AM »
Two bits:
  • Anyone hear that the Nationals signed Max Scherzer? Can you imagine how good the Nats' rotation will be next season? Scary!!!
  • Rumor has it that the Eagles will try to trade up to get Mariota. Chip Kelly recruited Marcus to play at Oregon and coached him for two years, so it only makes sense that he now wants Mariota to play for him in Philly.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6693 on: January 21, 2015, 01:13:21 AM »
Two bits:
  • Anyone hear that the Nationals signed Max Scherzer? Can you imagine how good the Nats' rotation will be next season? Scary!!!
  • Rumor has it that the Eagles will try to trade up to get Mariota. Chip Kelly recruited Marcus to play at Oregon and coached him for two years, so it only makes sense that he now wants Mariota to play for him in Philly.

Worst part is, I dont feel like the O's will be the best team in the beltways this year. Also even worse, with this year's interleague schedule, it's the same as if the Nationals were an AL team, with the Orioles and nationals playing 6 times this year.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6694 on: January 23, 2015, 09:25:19 PM »
Just learned that the FA Cup is not the trophy handed to the top team in the English Premier League.  The 3rd division "minnow" (I think) Cambridge United Football Club played Manchester United to a 0-0 draw - necessitating a replay at Manchester United's home stadium.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6695 on: January 24, 2015, 01:06:39 AM »
Former Chicago Cubs star Ernie Banks has died.

Rest in peace.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6696 on: January 24, 2015, 08:41:09 PM »
Another minnow knocks off a Premier League team in the FA Cup as Bradford City A.F.C. defeats Chelsea 4-2 in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

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« Reply #6697 on: January 24, 2015, 08:50:59 PM »
Another minnow knocks off a Premier League team in the FA Cup as Bradford City A.F.C. defeats Chelsea 4-2 in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Wow! Exciting.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6698 on: January 24, 2015, 11:41:32 PM »
And in Stockholm it was peow-peow-bang-bang and good-nightie.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6699 on: January 24, 2015, 11:47:38 PM »
Having MMA fights at 3:45 AM local time is not a good idea.  "Rumble" Johnson appears to have drunk more energy drinks than the Swedish guy.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6700 on: January 25, 2015, 04:37:43 PM »
19 year old tennis phenom Nick Kyrgios, who came from 2 sets down, and Rafael Nadal advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.  Kyrgios will face Andy Murray while Nadal will face Tomas Berdych.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6701 on: January 27, 2015, 04:16:37 PM »
For those of us who will be watching the Super Bowl - who do you think's going to win?

There's also Kitty Bowl and Puppy Bowl XI during the halftime break, so get extra snacks. :)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6702 on: January 27, 2015, 04:39:16 PM »
For those of us who will be watching the Super Bowl - who do you thinks going to win?
It depends on how much air is in the footballs. :police:

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6703 on: January 27, 2015, 04:48:54 PM »
For those of us who will be watching the Super Bowl - who do you think's going to win?

There's also Kitty Bowl and Puppy Bowl XI during the halftime break, so get extra snacks. :)
I don't know. A few things that concern me as a Seahawk fan:
1. Tom Brady is no better than (and certainly no worse than) Peyton Manning, whom the Seahawks humiliated last year, but the Patriots can run the ball a lot better than last year's Broncos, thus making their offense more balanced.
2. Will safety Earl Thomas (dislocated shoulder) and cornerback Richard Sherman (sprained elbow) be healthy and ready to play? The Seahawks will need them to be close to 100% to be successful at containing New England's passing game.
3. Can the Seahawks get under LaGarrett Blount's skin enough to provoke him to punch someone and get himself thrown out of the game? If they can do this, their chances may be much better. (That's an inside joke from an Oregon Ducks fan. :laugh:)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #6704 on: January 27, 2015, 04:54:33 PM »
I hate both teams, but I'll be rooting for the Seahawks since I don't want New England to have another ring. I suspect that the Pats will pull it out though.  :(
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