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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7290 on: March 16, 2016, 12:50:54 AM »
I guess I owe The Mathemetician a dollar or something for Buffalo getting in.  I'm stil a bit peeved The Zips lost by that 3 pointer. They had an RPI of 29, if they would have won the tounament they may have gotten a 10 seed.  Oh well.  Really mad St. Bonaventure, St. Mary's and especially Marmount got snubbed big time for mediocre power teams like Vanderbilt, Michigan, and Syracuse, and most baffling...Tulsa(?!?!?!).

Buffalo has a 14 seed and are up against.  I'm not too sure about that match up as I've seen Buffalo play once and the top 10 school Miami 0 times.  We'll see I guess.  I'll be rooting hard for Buffalo.



Teams I'm rooting for now to some degree:

Dayton, Xavier, Notre Dame, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Gonzaga,  Green Bay, Stony Brook and any Big Ten team not colored Maize and Blue.  It's also nice to see  a team I've never heard oflike CSU Bakersfield make the tournament for the first time

My Final Four:

Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, MSU
Hey, all I can say is it's great to see the mighty Ducks get a 1-seed, and in their own regional. GO OREGON!!!

Ugh.  I got them losing in the second round to St. Joseph's.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7291 on: March 16, 2016, 09:58:49 AM »
I guess I owe The Mathemetician a dollar or something for Buffalo getting in.  I'm stil a bit peeved The Zips lost by that 3 pointer. They had an RPI of 29, if they would have won the tounament they may have gotten a 10 seed.  Oh well.  Really mad St. Bonaventure, St. Mary's and especially Marmount got snubbed big time for mediocre power teams like Vanderbilt, Michigan, and Syracuse, and most baffling...Tulsa(?!?!?!).

Buffalo has a 14 seed and are up against.  I'm not too sure about that match up as I've seen Buffalo play once and the top 10 school Miami 0 times.  We'll see I guess.  I'll be rooting hard for Buffalo.



Teams I'm rooting for now to some degree:

Dayton, Xavier, Notre Dame, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Gonzaga,  Green Bay, Stony Brook and any Big Ten team not colored Maize and Blue.  It's also nice to see  a team I've never heard oflike CSU Bakersfield make the tournament for the first time

My Final Four:

Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, MSU
Hey, all I can say is it's great to see the mighty Ducks get a 1-seed, and in their own regional. GO OREGON!!!

Ugh.  I got them losing in the second round to St. Joseph's.
HOW DARE YOU UTTER SUCH BLASPHEMY!!! >:( ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7292 on: March 16, 2016, 10:38:00 AM »
I guess I owe The Mathemetician a dollar or something for Buffalo getting in.  I'm stil a bit peeved The Zips lost by that 3 pointer. They had an RPI of 29, if they would have won the tounament they may have gotten a 10 seed.  Oh well.  Really mad St. Bonaventure, St. Mary's and especially Marmount got snubbed big time for mediocre power teams like Vanderbilt, Michigan, and Syracuse, and most baffling...Tulsa(?!?!?!).

Buffalo has a 14 seed and are up against.  I'm not too sure about that match up as I've seen Buffalo play once and the top 10 school Miami 0 times.  We'll see I guess.  I'll be rooting hard for Buffalo.



Teams I'm rooting for now to some degree:

Dayton, Xavier, Notre Dame, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Gonzaga,  Green Bay, Stony Brook and any Big Ten team not colored Maize and Blue.  It's also nice to see  a team I've never heard oflike CSU Bakersfield make the tournament for the first time

My Final Four:

Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, MSU
Hey, all I can say is it's great to see the mighty Ducks get a 1-seed, and in their own regional. GO OREGON!!!

Ugh.  I got them losing in the second round to St. Joseph's.
HOW DARE YOU UTTER SUCH BLASPHEMY!!! >:( ;)

GO HAWKS!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7293 on: March 17, 2016, 12:06:42 AM »
I haven't been paying much attention to the NHL so far this year, but looking at the standings... of the 11 worst records in the league, 7 of the teams are the league's Canadian teams. What's up with that? Just coincidence?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7294 on: March 21, 2016, 12:10:18 AM »
I guess I owe The Mathemetician a dollar or something for Buffalo getting in.  I'm stil a bit peeved The Zips lost by that 3 pointer. They had an RPI of 29, if they would have won the tounament they may have gotten a 10 seed.  Oh well.  Really mad St. Bonaventure, St. Mary's and especially Marmount got snubbed big time for mediocre power teams like Vanderbilt, Michigan, and Syracuse, and most baffling...Tulsa(?!?!?!).

Buffalo has a 14 seed and are up against.  I'm not too sure about that match up as I've seen Buffalo play once and the top 10 school Miami 0 times.  We'll see I guess.  I'll be rooting hard for Buffalo.



Teams I'm rooting for now to some degree:

Dayton, Xavier, Notre Dame, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Gonzaga,  Green Bay, Stony Brook and any Big Ten team not colored Maize and Blue.  It's also nice to see  a team I've never heard oflike CSU Bakersfield make the tournament for the first time

My Final Four:

Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, MSU
Hey, all I can say is it's great to see the mighty Ducks get a 1-seed, and in their own regional. GO OREGON!!!

Ugh.  I got them losing in the second round to St. Joseph's.
HOW DARE YOU UTTER SUCH BLASPHEMY!!! >:( ;)

GO HAWKS!
So much for that idea. THHHBBBFBBFBBFT! :P :-*

GO DUCKS!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7295 on: March 22, 2016, 12:59:21 AM »
The Pirates are gonna win 100 times this season. Lol ok not really, not with the division they're in. I'm betting they make the wild card again this season though.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7296 on: March 22, 2016, 01:29:13 AM »
The Pirates are gonna win 100 times this season. Lol ok not really, not with the division they're in.
Not with the Cubs in their division.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7297 on: March 31, 2016, 09:06:35 PM »
Way too early baseball predictions.  Who you got?

National League
East:  Nationals
Central: Cubs (best record)
West:  Giants
Wild cards:  Dodgers/Cardinals

Wild card winner:  Cardinals
NLCS:  Cubs v. Giants
Pennant:  Giants

American League
East:  Toronto
Central:  Royals
West:  Astros (best record)
Wild cards:  Texas/Boston

Wild card winner:  Texas
ALCS:  Toronto v. Astros
Pennant:  Toronto

World Series:  Toronto vs. Giants
Winner:  Toronto

I'm sure I will be 100% wrong.  I'm not even betting on my Royals, but that's why the game is played. 
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7298 on: April 01, 2016, 12:35:02 AM »
You ALMOST got it 100%, except for the World Series.......it is the GIANTS, hum, baby, hummm
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7299 on: April 03, 2016, 03:54:31 PM »
Baseball season gets underway today. :)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7300 on: April 03, 2016, 04:09:33 PM »
Pirates 4, Cardinals 0  1.  10k's for Liriano, shutout denied in the ninth.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7301 on: April 03, 2016, 04:52:10 PM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7302 on: April 03, 2016, 04:57:23 PM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship

Yeah I guess.  I'd rather root for Notre Dame or Gonzaga though.
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« Reply #7303 on: April 03, 2016, 04:59:39 PM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship

Yeah I guess.  I'd rather root for Notre Dame or Gonzaga though.
NC is no slouch though, should be a doozy.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7304 on: April 03, 2016, 05:52:07 PM »
Pirates 4, Cardinals 0  1.  10k's for Liriano, shutout denied in the ninth.

I heard that on the radio. I should say, the Tune In app; with premium service you get all the baseball broadcasts. :) Now listening to the Rays game.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7305 on: April 03, 2016, 06:32:59 PM »
Pirates 4, Cardinals 0  1.  10k's for Liriano, shutout denied in the ninth.

I heard that on the radio. I should say, the Tune In app; with premium service you get all the baseball broadcasts. :) Now listening to the Rays game.

If you have T-Mobile, then you can get MLB.TV premium for free and watch the out of town games, without paying for it. Also 100% legal, unlike other means

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« Reply #7306 on: April 03, 2016, 09:06:59 PM »
Cool! My Sprint contract expires in a few weeks. I'll look into that. :)
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« Reply #7307 on: April 03, 2016, 09:10:34 PM »
Cool! My Sprint contract expires in a few weeks. I'll look into that. :)
Only problem, is that you need to signup by the 10th

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On a positive note, theyll pay any fees in order to switch

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« Reply #7308 on: April 03, 2016, 09:11:21 PM »
Wow. Okay, thanks. :)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7309 on: April 03, 2016, 09:40:55 PM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship

Yeah I guess.  I'd rather root for Notre Dame or Gonzaga though.
NC is no slouch though, should be a doozy.

Considering what a snoozer those two final four games were, this had better be worth my tuning in.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7310 on: April 03, 2016, 09:43:44 PM »
You ALMOST got it 100%, except for the World Series.......it is the GIANTS, hum, baby, hummm

I want the Giants to lose as much as possible.  I don't see that happening much this year, unfortunately.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7311 on: April 03, 2016, 10:54:54 PM »
Weak NCAA tournament. College basketball is really lame these days. The one and done thing has soured it for me. And even the good games during the tournament are ruined by constant commercials. Way too many time outs and stoppages of play. And I used to be a college basketball junky. But I haven't watched a regular season game in years. And I haven't even tuned into much of the tournament this year. I hope the game Monday night will be a good one. But I just can't get excited about college basketball these days. It makes me sad.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7312 on: April 03, 2016, 11:09:10 PM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship

Yeah I guess.  I'd rather root for Notre Dame or Gonzaga though.
Or the University of Portland? They just hired hometown hero Terry Porter as their next head coach.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7313 on: April 04, 2016, 12:26:12 AM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship

Yeah I guess.  I'd rather root for Notre Dame or Gonzaga though.
Or the University of Portland? They just hired hometown hero Terry Porter as their next head coach.

I'd rather pick Dayton or Xavier...unfortunately they made early exits.  Bad year for me in teams I usually root for in tournaments.  I guess I'm stuck rooting for 'Nova.  I didn't know U of Portland was Catholic, I don't think I really even remember them in the Tournament.  I just know they play Gonzaga and St. Mary's sometimes.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7314 on: April 04, 2016, 02:05:15 AM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship

Yeah I guess.  I'd rather root for Notre Dame or Gonzaga though.
Or the University of Portland? They just hired hometown hero Terry Porter as their next head coach.

I'd rather pick Dayton or Xavier...unfortunately they made early exits.  Bad year for me in teams I usually root for in tournaments.  I guess I'm stuck rooting for 'Nova.  I didn't know U of Portland was Catholic, I don't think I really even remember them in the Tournament.  I just know they play Gonzaga and St. Mary's sometimes.
UP most certainly is Catholic. They're run by the same Congregation of the Holy Cross that operates Notre Dame. The UP Pilots play in the West Coast Conference with Gonzaga. Unfortunately, the WCC is considered a second tier conference in NCAA Div I basketball, so usually only one team is invited to the national tournament from that conference. Gonzaga has been so good in men's basketball for so many years that they've effectively locked all other conference mates out of the tournament. Fortunately, the Pilots soccer teams, especially their women, are competitive at the top of the national level and have won a couple of national titles this century. Some of the best professional women soccer players in both Canada and the USA (e.g., Christine Sinclair, Megan Rapinoe, Tiffeny Milbrett) graduated from UP.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7315 on: April 04, 2016, 11:38:53 PM »
What's better than a venue filled with rabid UNC fans collectively crying and facepalming?  Nothing. What's better than Roy Williams losing?  A couple things, but that's always sweet.

Of course, the way TNT is covering the post-game, you'd think Carolina had won. 
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7316 on: April 05, 2016, 01:20:16 AM »
Great start for Jake Arrieta = Great start for the Cubs. Cubs 9, Angels 0
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« Reply #7317 on: April 05, 2016, 02:35:02 AM »
Wow! What a great National Championship game. Glad Villanova won. But congrats to both teams and both coaches on outstanding basketball. That was really fun to watch.

Villanova was extremely disciplined in dictating the pace of the game. They kept it a low scoring half court type game that neutralized UNC's athleticism and superior talent. A couple of huge turnovers late allowed Carolina to take it down to the wire. Roy Williams is a great coach, but he lost the chess match in this one. Jay Wright executed his game plan to perfection. But both teams were worthy of winning. Great stuff!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7318 on: April 05, 2016, 03:47:13 AM »
To be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, and Allen Iverson (among others).
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« Reply #7319 on: April 05, 2016, 04:27:21 AM »
To be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, and Allen Iverson (among others).

Love A.I.! Shaq not so much. But they're both deserving. Not sure abut Yao Ming. Nothing against him, but I'm not sure if he's hall of fame worthy. But then again, I didn't follow his career very closely, so I really don't know.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7320 on: April 05, 2016, 07:10:26 PM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship

Yeah I guess.  I'd rather root for Notre Dame or Gonzaga though.
NC is no slouch though, should be a doozy.

Considering what a snoozer those two final four games were, this had better be worth my tuning in.
So, did you stay awake for the ending?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7321 on: April 05, 2016, 08:11:32 PM »
Roman Catholic college about to take the NCAA basketball championship; 8)

2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, North Carolina vs. Villanova, tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-04-02/2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-basketball-national-championship

Yeah I guess.  I'd rather root for Notre Dame or Gonzaga though.
NC is no slouch though, should be a doozy.

Considering what a snoozer those two final four games were, this had better be worth my tuning in.
So, did you stay awake for the ending?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dFCdSlPoio

Yeah.  What an exciting ending!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7322 on: April 05, 2016, 08:19:20 PM »
To be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, and Allen Iverson (among others).

Love A.I.! Shaq not so much. But they're both deserving. Not sure abut Yao Ming. Nothing against him, but I'm not sure if he's hall of fame worthy. But then again, I didn't follow his career very closely, so I really don't know.

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Injuries limited Yao to only 9 NBA seasons, but in those 9 seasons he averaged 19.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 shot blocks per game as the center for the Houston Rockets. He was also an All-Star for every one of his 9 seasons in the NBA.
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« Reply #7323 on: April 05, 2016, 09:32:32 PM »
To be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, and Allen Iverson (among others).

Love A.I.! Shaq not so much. But they're both deserving. Not sure abut Yao Ming. Nothing against him, but I'm not sure if he's hall of fame worthy. But then again, I didn't follow his career very closely, so I really don't know.

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Iverson was reckless on the court.  Sure, he would score a lot of points, but he also took an ungodly amount of shots in a game.  A professor friend of mine used to justify Iverson's shooting by inventing a new statistical category: points/attempt.  He said that category was necessary for all the times that Iverson was fouled and thus would "make up" for his sub-par shooting by going to the charity stripe.  Overrated player who thought leadership on the court was getting a new tattoo.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7324 on: April 05, 2016, 10:20:45 PM »
To be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, and Allen Iverson (among others).

Love A.I.! Shaq not so much. But they're both deserving. Not sure abut Yao Ming. Nothing against him, but I'm not sure if he's hall of fame worthy. But then again, I didn't follow his career very closely, so I really don't know.

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Injuries limited Yao to only 9 NBA seasons, but in those 9 seasons he averaged 19.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 shot blocks per game as the center for the Houston Rockets. He was also an All-Star for every one of his 9 seasons in the NBA.

Thanks. Sounds deserving.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7325 on: April 05, 2016, 10:24:19 PM »
To be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, and Allen Iverson (among others).

Love A.I.! Shaq not so much. But they're both deserving. Not sure abut Yao Ming. Nothing against him, but I'm not sure if he's hall of fame worthy. But then again, I didn't follow his career very closely, so I really don't know.

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Iverson was reckless on the court.  Sure, he would score a lot of points, but he also took an ungodly amount of shots in a game.  A professor friend of mine used to justify Iverson's shooting by inventing a new statistical category: points/attempt.  He said that category was necessary for all the times that Iverson was fouled and thus would "make up" for his sub-par shooting by going to the charity stripe.  Overrated player who thought leadership on the court was getting a new tattoo.

He had many flaws on and off the court, but no one gave more effort when it came to game time. He was a warrior. In an age where so many NBA players loaf and give less than 100%, it was always refreshing to see A.I. leaving it all on the floor. His teammates respected and loved him. He will always be one of my favorites. He had the heart of a lion.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7326 on: April 06, 2016, 12:45:58 AM »
To be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, and Allen Iverson (among others).

Love A.I.! Shaq not so much. But they're both deserving. Not sure abut Yao Ming. Nothing against him, but I'm not sure if he's hall of fame worthy. But then again, I didn't follow his career very closely, so I really don't know.

Selam

Iverson was reckless on the court.  Sure, he would score a lot of points, but he also took an ungodly amount of shots in a game.  A professor friend of mine used to justify Iverson's shooting by inventing a new statistical category: points/attempt.  He said that category was necessary for all the times that Iverson was fouled and thus would "make up" for his sub-par shooting by going to the charity stripe.  Overrated player who thought leadership on the court was getting a new tattoo.

He had many flaws on and off the court, but no one gave more effort when it came to game time. He was a warrior. In an age where so many NBA players loaf and give less than 100%, it was always refreshing to see A.I. leaving it all on the floor. His teammates respected and loved him. He will always be one of my favorites. He had the heart of a lion.

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Speaking to scamandrius's post, it does bear noting that Kobe Bryant had a reputation for being both the hardest working, most competitive SOB in the league and a player who preferred to force a high volume of low-percentage shots than pass to his teammates. Even so, there's no doubt in my mind that Kobe deserves to be elected into the Hall as soon as his mandatory waiting period is done.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7327 on: April 06, 2016, 12:51:11 AM »
WOOHOO! The Cubs are 2-0 for the first time in 21 years! They also have a team ERA of 0.50.
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« Reply #7328 on: April 06, 2016, 08:06:42 AM »
WOOHOO! The Cubs are 2-0 for the first time in 21 years! They also have a team ERA of 0.50.

Wow!  Why bother playing the next 160 games?  Lets just go straight to the World Series.

Lots of baseball to be played. Lets see how things stand at the All-Star break.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7329 on: April 06, 2016, 11:40:54 AM »
WOOHOO! The Cubs are 2-0 for the first time in 21 years! They also have a team ERA of 0.50.

Wow!  Why bother playing the next 160 games?  Lets just go straight to the World Series.

Lots of baseball to be played. Lets see how things stand at the All-Star break.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7330 on: April 06, 2016, 11:49:41 AM »
Way too early baseball predictions.  Who you got?

National League
East:  Nationals
Central: Cubs (best record)
West:  Giants
Wild cards:  Dodgers/Cardinals

Wild card winner:  Cardinals
NLCS:  Cubs v. Giants
Pennant:  Giants

American League
East:  Toronto
Central:  Royals
West:  Astros (best record)
Wild cards:  Texas/Boston

Wild card winner:  Texas
ALCS:  Toronto v. Astros
Pennant:  Toronto

World Series:  Toronto vs. Giants
Winner:  Toronto

I'm sure I will be 100% wrong.  I'm not even betting on my Royals, but that's why the game is played.
Wow! Why even bother playing the season? Let's just go straight to the World Series.

Lots of baseball to be played. Lets see how things stand at the All-Star break. ;)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7331 on: April 06, 2016, 11:51:41 PM »
To be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, and Allen Iverson (among others).

Love A.I.! Shaq not so much. But they're both deserving. Not sure abut Yao Ming. Nothing against him, but I'm not sure if he's hall of fame worthy. But then again, I didn't follow his career very closely, so I really don't know.

Selam
Injuries limited Yao to only 9 NBA seasons, but in those 9 seasons he averaged 19.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 shot blocks per game as the center for the Houston Rockets. He was also an All-Star for every one of his 9 seasons in the NBA.

Thanks. Sounds deserving.

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His off court accomplishments, being a non-american non-college pick, his worth in China in promoting the game also leads to him being a HOFer

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7332 on: April 13, 2016, 01:41:28 PM »
Tonight is Kobe Bryant's last NBA game, and that's going to be overshadowed by Golden State's pursuit of the new regular season wins record.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7333 on: April 13, 2016, 02:07:45 PM »
Tonight is Kobe Bryant's last NBA game, and that's going to be overshadowed by Golden State's pursuit of the new regular season wins record.

Ain't it great?!  ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7334 on: April 13, 2016, 03:02:51 PM »
Tonight is Kobe Bryant's last NBA game, and that's going to be overshadowed by Golden State's pursuit of the new regular season wins record.

Ain't it great?!  ;)

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Yup. I like the subplot of Steve Kerr possibly coaching the team that breaks his own Bulls team's record.
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