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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7335 on: April 13, 2016, 03:13:48 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.

Yes. I think he's an excellent coach. Lots of hard core Bulls fans from the Jordan days are pulling for Golden State like I am. I think it's because even though the Warriors play a completely different style of basketball than the Bulls, they still play as a team and play with heart. The Kobe teams, as good as they were, always seemed poisoned with drama and division. And Lebron comes with a lot of baggage too. But Golden State is the first team with a true superstar that plays like a team since the Bulls. The Spurs do to, but they don't have a guy that's as exciting to watch as Jordan or Steph. And I love Tim Duncan. I love the Spurs. But Curry is the most exciting player I've seen since Jordan. Just my opinion. But lots of Bulls fans feel the same way. Hated the Lakers and not fans of Lebron, but Steph and GS has gained our respect.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7336 on: April 13, 2016, 05:07:13 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.

Yes. I think he's an excellent coach. Lots of hard core Bulls fans from the Jordan days are pulling for Golden State like I am. I think it's because even though the Warriors play a completely different style of basketball than the Bulls, they still play as a team and play with heart. The Kobe teams, as good as they were, always seemed poisoned with drama and division. And Lebron comes with a lot of baggage too. But Golden State is the first team with a true superstar that plays like a team since the Bulls. The Spurs do to, but they don't have a guy that's as exciting to watch as Jordan or Steph. And I love Tim Duncan. I love the Spurs. But Curry is the most exciting player I've seen since Jordan. Just my opinion. But lots of Bulls fans feel the same way. Hated the Lakers and not fans of Lebron, but Steph and GS has gained our respect.

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I'm hoping Memphis pulls this one out.  Let the record stay with the Bulls. (I'm biased because I was born in Chicago).
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7337 on: April 13, 2016, 05:19:45 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?!  ;)

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

Yes. I think he's an excellent coach. Lots of hard core Bulls fans from the Jordan days are pulling for Golden State like I am. I think it's because even though the Warriors play a completely different style of basketball than the Bulls, they still play as a team and play with heart. The Kobe teams, as good as they were, always seemed poisoned with drama and division. And Lebron comes with a lot of baggage too. But Golden State is the first team with a true superstar that plays like a team since the Bulls. The Spurs do to, but they don't have a guy that's as exciting to watch as Jordan or Steph. And I love Tim Duncan. I love the Spurs. But Curry is the most exciting player I've seen since Jordan. Just my opinion. But lots of Bulls fans feel the same way. Hated the Lakers and not fans of Lebron, but Steph and GS has gained our respect.

Selam
Yup, the Spurs are a great team--always have been under Coach Popovich. Excellent focus on the fundamentals of defense and half-court offense. Even Tim Duncan's nickname of "The Big Fundamental" bears that out. Their style of play is just boring, though. Kinda like the team concept Nick Saban has at Alabama: bone crushing defense, a power running game, and just enough of a passing game to keep defenses honest. It's as boring as hell (except maybe to you ;)), but it gets the job done and wins championships.

Golden State is a great team that plays ball the way Coach Kerr did in his day: rain threes from outside. They run a fast-paced full court offense and shoot with a high percentage from outside, and they play as a team. Steph Curry makes some of the craziest shots you'll ever see. He makes look easy shots that would get anyone else benched if they even tried them. Step-back 3 with a defender draped all over him... One dribble inside half court, stop, plant, and let her fly... That kind of play wins championships and is even fun to watch.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7338 on: April 13, 2016, 05:22:30 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.

Yes. I think he's an excellent coach. Lots of hard core Bulls fans from the Jordan days are pulling for Golden State like I am. I think it's because even though the Warriors play a completely different style of basketball than the Bulls, they still play as a team and play with heart. The Kobe teams, as good as they were, always seemed poisoned with drama and division. And Lebron comes with a lot of baggage too. But Golden State is the first team with a true superstar that plays like a team since the Bulls. The Spurs do to, but they don't have a guy that's as exciting to watch as Jordan or Steph. And I love Tim Duncan. I love the Spurs. But Curry is the most exciting player I've seen since Jordan. Just my opinion. But lots of Bulls fans feel the same way. Hated the Lakers and not fans of Lebron, but Steph and GS has gained our respect.

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I'm hoping Memphis pulls this one out.  Let the record stay with the Bulls. (I'm biased because I was born in Chicago).
Sorry, bud, but the Bulls have already lost sole ownership of the record. Tonight they're going to lose any ownership of the record.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7339 on: April 13, 2016, 10:10:41 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?!  ;)

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

Yes. I think he's an excellent coach. Lots of hard core Bulls fans from the Jordan days are pulling for Golden State like I am. I think it's because even though the Warriors play a completely different style of basketball than the Bulls, they still play as a team and play with heart. The Kobe teams, as good as they were, always seemed poisoned with drama and division. And Lebron comes with a lot of baggage too. But Golden State is the first team with a true superstar that plays like a team since the Bulls. The Spurs do to, but they don't have a guy that's as exciting to watch as Jordan or Steph. And I love Tim Duncan. I love the Spurs. But Curry is the most exciting player I've seen since Jordan. Just my opinion. But lots of Bulls fans feel the same way. Hated the Lakers and not fans of Lebron, but Steph and GS has gained our respect.

Selam
Yup, the Spurs are a great team--always have been under Coach Popovich. Excellent focus on the fundamentals of defense and half-court offense. Even Tim Duncan's nickname of "The Big Fundamental" bears that out. Their style of play is just boring, though. Kinda like the team concept Nick Saban has at Alabama: bone crushing defense, a power running game, and just enough of a passing game to keep defenses honest. It's as boring as hell (except maybe to you ;)), but it gets the job done and wins championships.

Golden State is a great team that plays ball the way Coach Kerr did in his day: rain threes from outside. They run a fast-paced full court offense and shoot with a high percentage from outside, and they play as a team. Steph Curry makes some of the craziest shots you'll ever see. He makes look easy shots that would get anyone else benched if they even tried them. Step-back 3 with a defender draped all over him... One dribble inside half court, stop, plant, and let her fly... That kind of play wins championships and is even fun to watch.

Agreed on all points except for BAMA being boring.  ;)

Curry has the quickest release I've ever seen. It's why he's also able to score inside with people twice his size all around him. He gets his shots off so quickly that they're impossible to block. Amazing to watch. I think the biggest question will be whether or not he can stay healthy. Also, can GS maintain the nucleus of their team and continue to supplement it with great role players. But it's lots of fun to watch right now.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7340 on: April 13, 2016, 10:23:53 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?!  ;)

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

Yes. I think he's an excellent coach. Lots of hard core Bulls fans from the Jordan days are pulling for Golden State like I am. I think it's because even though the Warriors play a completely different style of basketball than the Bulls, they still play as a team and play with heart. The Kobe teams, as good as they were, always seemed poisoned with drama and division. And Lebron comes with a lot of baggage too. But Golden State is the first team with a true superstar that plays like a team since the Bulls. The Spurs do to, but they don't have a guy that's as exciting to watch as Jordan or Steph. And I love Tim Duncan. I love the Spurs. But Curry is the most exciting player I've seen since Jordan. Just my opinion. But lots of Bulls fans feel the same way. Hated the Lakers and not fans of Lebron, but Steph and GS has gained our respect.

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I'm hoping Memphis pulls this one out.  Let the record stay with the Bulls. (I'm biased because I was born in Chicago).
Sorry, bud, but the Bulls have already lost sole ownership of the record. Tonight they're going to lose any ownership of the record.

True, but no one remembers the guys who tie the record, only the people who surpass it.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7341 on: April 13, 2016, 10:54:49 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?!  ;)

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

Yes. I think he's an excellent coach. Lots of hard core Bulls fans from the Jordan days are pulling for Golden State like I am. I think it's because even though the Warriors play a completely different style of basketball than the Bulls, they still play as a team and play with heart. The Kobe teams, as good as they were, always seemed poisoned with drama and division. And Lebron comes with a lot of baggage too. But Golden State is the first team with a true superstar that plays like a team since the Bulls. The Spurs do to, but they don't have a guy that's as exciting to watch as Jordan or Steph. And I love Tim Duncan. I love the Spurs. But Curry is the most exciting player I've seen since Jordan. Just my opinion. But lots of Bulls fans feel the same way. Hated the Lakers and not fans of Lebron, but Steph and GS has gained our respect.

Selam

I'm hoping Memphis pulls this one out.  Let the record stay with the Bulls. (I'm biased because I was born in Chicago).
Sorry, bud, but the Bulls have already lost sole ownership of the record. Tonight they're going to lose any ownership of the record.

True, but no one remembers the guys who tie the record, only the people who surpass it.
Everybody remembers those who share the record. Nobody remembers those who lose it. The 95-96 Bulls are going to lose it tonight. Keep your chin up, though. They'll still be remembered for their two three-peats. ;)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7342 on: April 14, 2016, 12:57:18 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7343 on: April 14, 2016, 02:37:13 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7344 on: April 14, 2016, 03:23:56 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7345 on: April 14, 2016, 03:24:16 AM »
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I thought that Stephen Curry and the Warriors would be the most exciting show in basketball last night. But I stand corrected. I’ve never been a Kobe fan, so I say this with complete objectivity: That was the greatest exit I've ever seen in sports. MAXIMUM RESPECT to Kobe Bryant! Of course, Steph may have scored 70 if he had played four quarters. But even if he had, Kobe's 60 point exit still would have eclipsed it. I have to stand in awe of what Kobe did last night. Simply amazing. Enjoy your retirement. You've earned it. Definitely one of the greatest ever. Well done Mamba!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7346 on: April 14, 2016, 04:04:42 AM »
KB-60

I thought that Stephen Curry and the Warriors would be the most exciting show in basketball last night. But I stand corrected. I’ve never been a Kobe fan, so I say this with complete objectivity: That was the greatest exit I've ever seen in sports. MAXIMUM RESPECT to Kobe Bryant! Of course, Steph may have scored 70 if he had played four quarters. But even if he had, Kobe's 60 point exit still would have eclipsed it. I have to stand in awe of what Kobe did last night. Simply amazing. Enjoy your retirement. You've earned it. Definitely one of the greatest ever. Well done Mamba!

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I liked his response to a reporter after the game when the reporter asked him if, after the way he played last night, he had any thoughts of coming back for another season. "ABSOLUTELY NOT! I'm done." It's good that he be so certain of his desire to leave the game. Let's hope he doesn't waver as Michael Jordan and Brett Favre did. (As awesome as his career was, I think Jordan made a huge mistake by attempting a comeback with the Wizards--he should have stayed retired.) Kobe had a wonderful career, but when it's time to retire, he needs to be absolutely certain and unwavering in his decision.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7347 on: April 14, 2016, 05:09:11 AM »
KB-60

I thought that Stephen Curry and the Warriors would be the most exciting show in basketball last night. But I stand corrected. I’ve never been a Kobe fan, so I say this with complete objectivity: That was the greatest exit I've ever seen in sports. MAXIMUM RESPECT to Kobe Bryant! Of course, Steph may have scored 70 if he had played four quarters. But even if he had, Kobe's 60 point exit still would have eclipsed it. I have to stand in awe of what Kobe did last night. Simply amazing. Enjoy your retirement. You've earned it. Definitely one of the greatest ever. Well done Mamba!

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I liked his response to a reporter after the game when the reporter asked him if, after the way he played last night, he had any thoughts of coming back for another season. "ABSOLUTELY NOT! I'm done." It's good that he be so certain of his desire to leave the game. Let's hope he doesn't waver as Michael Jordan and Brett Favre did. (As awesome as his career was, I think Jordan made a huge mistake by attempting a comeback with the Wizards--he should have stayed retired.) Kobe had a wonderful career, but when it's time to retire, he needs to be absolutely certain and unwavering in his decision.

I agree 100%. If Jordan had ended his career with that winning jump shot against Utah, that would have been the greatest exit in sports history (at least in my lifetime.) And it would have eclipsed what Kobe did last night, simply for the fact that it was a walk off winning shot for a 6th NBA title. But yeah, that Wizards stuff was horrible. One thing I like about Kobe (and I'm still not a fan) is his intelligence. I think he has enough intellectual curiosity to find plenty of fulfilling things to do after basketball. I think Jordan was probably just as bright, IQ wise, but I don't think he has Kobe's intellectual curiosity. That's pure speculation of course.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7348 on: April 21, 2016, 10:09:56 PM »
And he does it again! Cub pitcher and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta throws the first no-hitter of the season, blanking the Reds 16-0. Reigning Rookie of the Year (no longer a rookie) Kris Bryant also hit two home runs, one a grand slam, in the rout at Cincinnati.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7349 on: April 25, 2016, 12:05:23 PM »
It looks now as if the NFL won and Tom Brady lost in the ongoing Deflategate scandal. The latest news is that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the lower court ruling and ruled instead that Roger Goodell acted properly under the collective bargaining agreement by suspending Brady for four games. I guess this means that Brady will have to miss the first four games of the 2016 NFL season.

Full story here: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/15353950/tom-brady-new-england-patriots-four-game-suspension-deflategate-reinstated-appeals-court
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« Reply #7350 on: April 25, 2016, 11:11:39 PM »
I don't think it was fair at all, but I still can't resist grinning broadly and this turn of events.  :D
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7351 on: April 28, 2016, 08:12:06 PM »
Penguins start their series against Washington now
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« Reply #7352 on: April 29, 2016, 01:47:29 AM »
I work night shift at a place in Tampa. We're literally right down the street from the hockey arena. There is a banner on our office building that says "Go Bolts!" - and it must be a hundred feet long. :)
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« Reply #7353 on: May 04, 2016, 09:02:55 PM »
To all you Pirates fans, let me be the first to post notification that they just got swept by the Cubs.
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« Reply #7354 on: May 11, 2016, 06:27:40 PM »
I guess Ovechkin will have to wait another year, now the Pens are onto Tampa Bay.
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« Reply #7355 on: May 21, 2016, 03:26:00 PM »
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« Reply #7356 on: May 21, 2016, 03:27:34 PM »
Here's the hockey banner I mentioned.

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« Reply #7357 on: June 04, 2016, 12:57:30 AM »
Alright Gebre, give us that knock out essay on you know who. You were the first person I thought of when I read the news.
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« Reply #7358 on: June 04, 2016, 01:01:15 AM »
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died. He was 74.

Rest in peace.  :'(

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/04/world/muhammad-ali-obituary/index.html
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« Reply #7359 on: June 05, 2016, 06:11:37 PM »
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died. He was 74.

Rest in peace.  :'(

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« Reply #7360 on: June 07, 2016, 12:55:15 PM »
 

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« Reply #7363 on: June 15, 2016, 03:05:51 PM »
Glorious!
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« Reply #7364 on: June 19, 2016, 11:19:38 PM »




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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7365 on: June 20, 2016, 09:09:11 AM »
"Hello, Cleveland!"

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Congratulations.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7366 on: June 20, 2016, 10:41:21 PM »
Lebron James is the only finals MVP to win the MVP title and was from the home state of the winning team.  I still feel a little giddy.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7367 on: July 01, 2016, 06:37:33 AM »
Indeed! Props to Cleveland, for breaking their championship drought with not one, but two titles. Congratulations to the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) and Cleveland Cavaliers!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7368 on: July 22, 2016, 03:39:40 PM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7369 on: July 22, 2016, 05:06:32 PM »
^RIP.
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« Reply #7370 on: July 25, 2016, 10:02:49 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7372 on: August 06, 2016, 06:42:38 PM »
And a gold medal in female gun shootin goes to... an American named Virginia Thrasher. :laugh:

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« Reply #7373 on: August 09, 2016, 05:51:07 AM »
Our son Zion will be playing for Callaway High School this year. He's entering his 11th grade year. He'll be playing Wide Receiver and he'll also share some kicking duties. We decided to move him to our neighborhood school because the coaching at his last school was atrocious. Not only did they not win a single game, but they never improved in the basic fundamentals of the sport. It was so bad that I was seriously worried about kids getting injured, because they weren't even taught how to block and tackle properly. It was a difficult decision, because Zion was in the I.B. (International Baccalaureate) academic program, which colleges view very highly. But other than the I.B. program the school was a disaster in every way. We had to pray and decide which school would give our son the best chance to earn a scholarship. Callaway has the best football program in the city, and they also have advanced placement classes that Zion can take. So we felt this would be the right move. Please keep Zion in your prayers. He's both excited and a bit nervous about the change.




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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7374 on: August 09, 2016, 07:44:10 AM »
I'm very happy that Greece has already snagged a medal at the Olympics. More would definitely be welcome, but even without any, at least the team won't go home empty-handed. We need all the feel-goods we can scrounge up right now.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7375 on: August 09, 2016, 10:41:04 AM »
Our son Zion will be playing for Callaway High School this year. He's entering his 11th grade year. He'll be playing Wide Receiver and he'll also share some kicking duties. We decided to move him to our neighborhood school because the coaching at his last school was atrocious. Not only did they not win a single game, but they never improved in the basic fundamentals of the sport. It was so bad that I was seriously worried about kids getting injured, because they weren't even taught how to block and tackle properly. It was a difficult decision, because Zion was in the I.B. (International Baccalaureate) academic program, which colleges view very highly. But other than the I.B. program the school was a disaster in every way. We had to pray and decide which school would give our son the best chance to earn a scholarship. Callaway has the best football program in the city, and they also have advanced placement classes that Zion can take. So we felt this would be the right move. Please keep Zion in your prayers. He's both excited and a bit nervous about the change.

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Gebre, so are you white and your wife is Ethiopian?  Or is Zion adopted?  Just curious.  If you're white and she's black, I'm still surprised at how dark he is...but really...strange things happen all the time in genetics so not too surprising.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7376 on: August 09, 2016, 11:00:23 AM »
Our son Zion will be playing for Callaway High School this year. He's entering his 11th grade year. He'll be playing Wide Receiver and he'll also share some kicking duties. We decided to move him to our neighborhood school because the coaching at his last school was atrocious. Not only did they not win a single game, but they never improved in the basic fundamentals of the sport. It was so bad that I was seriously worried about kids getting injured, because they weren't even taught how to block and tackle properly. It was a difficult decision, because Zion was in the I.B. (International Baccalaureate) academic program, which colleges view very highly. But other than the I.B. program the school was a disaster in every way. We had to pray and decide which school would give our son the best chance to earn a scholarship. Callaway has the best football program in the city, and they also have advanced placement classes that Zion can take. So we felt this would be the right move. Please keep Zion in your prayers. He's both excited and a bit nervous about the change.

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Gebre, so are you white and your wife is Ethiopian?  Or is Zion adopted?  Just curious.  If you're white and she's black, I'm still surprised at how dark he is...but really...strange things happen all the time in genetics so not too surprising.

I'm White and my wife is Black.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7377 on: August 09, 2016, 11:09:54 AM »
Our son Zion will be playing for Callaway High School this year. He's entering his 11th grade year. He'll be playing Wide Receiver and he'll also share some kicking duties. We decided to move him to our neighborhood school because the coaching at his last school was atrocious. Not only did they not win a single game, but they never improved in the basic fundamentals of the sport. It was so bad that I was seriously worried about kids getting injured, because they weren't even taught how to block and tackle properly. It was a difficult decision, because Zion was in the I.B. (International Baccalaureate) academic program, which colleges view very highly. But other than the I.B. program the school was a disaster in every way. We had to pray and decide which school would give our son the best chance to earn a scholarship. Callaway has the best football program in the city, and they also have advanced placement classes that Zion can take. So we felt this would be the right move. Please keep Zion in your prayers. He's both excited and a bit nervous about the change.




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Congrats to your son, will be rooting for him. More than anything Football teaches teamwork, and the ability to make new friends.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7378 on: August 09, 2016, 11:29:35 AM »
Best of luck to your son, Gebre. Keep us updated please.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7379 on: August 10, 2016, 08:07:16 AM »
I'm very happy that Greece has already snagged a medal at the Olympics. More would definitely be welcome, but even without any, at least the team won't go home empty-handed. We need all the feel-goods we can scrounge up right now.

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