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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7470 on: August 19, 2017, 03:40:53 PM »
We need more fair weather baseball fans. It's the diehard no-matter-what fans who enable the owners like the one in Pittsburgh. He's trying to turn a profit, I get it. But when fans say "your product is mediocre, you need to spend money to improve it," and his response is a tacit "lulz, why should I? You'll buy whatever slop I serve" then it's time to respond in a way that'll force him to listen.
To be a Pirates fan is to know losing intimately. Why threaten their identity? I've never seen a sports franchise with such fan loyalty like the Pirates.

The Bucs are only 5 games out of first and have been doing good for the past few years.  I do fear their recent return to relevancy may be behind them though.  I'm not particularly happy with some of those trades. Try having your AL team be Cleveland and your NL team being Pittsburgh while living in Chicago thses past few years....that's a painful experience, especially since Cubs fans are only beaten by obnoxiousness by Redsox and Yankee fans in baseball.  They were obnoxious when they sucked, they are even worse now...may they go on another 100 year slump.
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« Reply #7471 on: August 26, 2017, 07:51:52 PM »
Anyone on here actually going to legally watch the McGregor/Mayweather fight tonight?

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« Reply #7472 on: August 26, 2017, 08:20:52 PM »
Anyone on here actually going to legally watch the McGregor/Mayweather fight tonight?
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« Reply #7473 on: August 27, 2017, 01:56:17 AM »
Anyone on here actually going to legally watch the McGregor/Mayweather fight tonight?

I did here in Pudong.  Cover charge was 160 RMB (about 23 USD) and got to watch the fight, enjoy all you can eat buffet and a free drink.  Shanghai is great, love this city.

As to my thoughts on the fight, I think McGregor did better than I thought he would.  I felt the first 3 rounds would go to McGregor as Mayweather figured out his game (boxing stance and timing is different than a traditional boxer).  It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if McGregor hadn't gassed by the 6th round.
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« Reply #7474 on: August 27, 2017, 01:01:57 PM »
I wanted McGregor to win because I'm a racist.
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« Reply #7475 on: August 27, 2017, 07:30:05 PM »
I wanted McGregor to win because I'm a racist.

I assume the same logic applies when blacks cheer on a black fighter or Mexicans cheer on a Mexican fighter or when Filipinos cheer on Pacquiao?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7476 on: August 27, 2017, 09:50:02 PM »
What a great fight! Both guys have my respect. Far from what was expected, McGregor didn't look out of his element at all. And props to Mayweather for ending his career by fighting an aggressive fight. The obvious difference was the contrast in conditioning. Mayweather, the master strategist, let McGregor wear himself out and then it was all she wrote. Loved the respect they both showed each other afterwards. Great stuff. Thankful I got to see it (a friend invited me to watch it at his house for free.)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7477 on: August 27, 2017, 11:41:55 PM »
What a great fight! Both guys have my respect. Far from what was expected, McGregor didn't look out of his element at all. And props to Mayweather for ending his career by fighting an aggressive fight. The obvious difference was the contrast in conditioning. Mayweather, the master strategist, let McGregor wear himself out and then it was all she wrote. Loved the respect they both showed each other afterwards. Great stuff. Thankful I got to see it (a friend invited me to watch it at his house for free.)

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Really?  I never got why people cared about this match, it's essentially just an exhibition and it played out almost exactly as you would expect.  I refused to pay for this, and only watched a replay today.  I guess the best thing is Mayweather goes 50-0, but that 50th victory is against a non boxer.  The next best thing you could say is that McGregor had spirit for signing up for something like this....but he got paid over 100 million, that's not gutsy, that's just good sense. 

McGregor did a little better than expected, but it was still lopsided.
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« Reply #7478 on: August 30, 2017, 11:58:35 PM »
- Pirates use "flexibility" and "savings" from moves in 2015/2016 to... add no talent whatsoever in 2017
- Pirates cut 2nd best reliever to save a few hundred thousand dollars
- Cubs 17 / Pirates 3... swept by Cubs

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« Reply #7479 on: September 02, 2017, 11:13:40 PM »
All I'm saying is that it just seems so unsportsmanlike for Alabama to have a QB playing on both teams tonight.

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« Reply #7480 on: September 03, 2017, 05:18:24 AM »
Great way to open the season! I expected it to be closer than it was. I had anticipated our offense being better than it looked, and I didn't think our defense would be as good as we looked. I was wrong on both counts. Our defense looked great and our offense has a lot of work to do. But I think FSU is a legitimate top 5 team, and so I was very pleased to get this win. Special teams play really made the difference (although God help us if we need to rely on our kicker to win games for us.) I hated to see Deondre Francois go down. Hoping and praying that his injury isn't serious. "Lord have mercy."

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« Reply #7481 on: September 03, 2017, 10:37:12 AM »
Great way to open the season! I expected it to be closer than it was. I had anticipated our offense being better than it looked, and I didn't think our defense would be as good as we looked. I was wrong on both counts. Our defense looked great and our offense has a lot of work to do. But I think FSU is a legitimate top 5 team, and so I was very pleased to get this win. Special teams play really made the difference (although God help us if we need to rely on our kicker to win games for us.) I hated to see Deondre Francois go down. Hoping and praying that his injury isn't serious. "Lord have mercy."

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7482 on: September 03, 2017, 01:43:39 PM »
Great way to open the season! I expected it to be closer than it was. I had anticipated our offense being better than it looked, and I didn't think our defense would be as good as we looked. I was wrong on both counts. Our defense looked great and our offense has a lot of work to do. But I think FSU is a legitimate top 5 team, and so I was very pleased to get this win. Special teams play really made the difference (although God help us if we need to rely on our kicker to win games for us.) I hated to see Deondre Francois go down. Hoping and praying that his injury isn't serious. "Lord have mercy."

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Without Lane Kiffin, Alabama's offense is going to be anemic.

It was pretty anemic with Lane Kiffin. I honestly think Jim Mcelwain was our best OC during Saban's tenure.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7483 on: September 04, 2017, 12:10:15 PM »
When I saw UCLA's Josh Rosen as a frosh, I thought he had the potential to be the best quarterback in college in a year or two.  His last game against the Aggies affirmed my hunch.  If he goes for the draft early, he may go #1 as a junior.
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« Reply #7484 on: September 09, 2017, 11:47:00 AM »
http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/831319

Toledo Rocket Kareem Hunt looked really good playing against the Pats
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« Reply #7485 on: September 23, 2017, 11:18:49 PM »
That PSU vs. Iowa game was new and exciting.

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« Reply #7486 on: September 24, 2017, 10:38:50 AM »
Watching American Football (Jaguars vs. Ravens) being broadcast by Yahoo as they play in London. Game is awful, announcers are even awfuller. It was being presented by some as a chance for exposing people outside the U.S. to American football, but the announcers keep making jokes that aren't funny and comments that people unfamiliar with the sport aren't going to understand.

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« Reply #7487 on: September 24, 2017, 10:55:39 AM »
Announcer struggling mightily to describe how much pressure Flacco has faced so far: "They're lucky there isn't mud on the field right now. Because if there was... his uniform... would be obscured right now."  :laugh: ::)

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« Reply #7488 on: September 24, 2017, 01:05:59 PM »
My priest wanted to rip off my Steelers logo on my hat. He hates that players are kneeling for the anthem...
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« Reply #7489 on: September 24, 2017, 01:07:04 PM »
Tomlin kept the entire (Steelers) team in the tunnel during the national anthem, either to avoid getting involved in political disputes, or to keep the players from feeling uncomfortable (like they need to take sides, be divided among themselves), or both. Seems like something that's just going to get the entire team with a spotlight on them. Not that I think that that's a bad thing, but I don't think that's what they want, so I find it a bit confusing.

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« Reply #7490 on: September 24, 2017, 01:09:14 PM »
My priest wanted to rip off my Steelers logo on my hat. He hates that players are kneeling for the anthem...

Yeah, why can't they just finish ordering their beer, chat with the people beside them, check their email, go to the bathroom, finish making their snack, etc. like everyone else during the anthem?  :police:

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« Reply #7491 on: September 24, 2017, 01:49:56 PM »
Ouch, collegehumor comes swinging against baseball lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6UwdzU5NMA
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« Reply #7492 on: September 24, 2017, 02:14:24 PM »
My priest wanted to rip off my Steelers logo on my hat.

This is my default reaction to seeing the logo.  Has nothing to do with the anthem...

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« Reply #7493 on: September 24, 2017, 03:32:14 PM »
Announcer struggling mightily to describe how much pressure Flacco has faced so far: "They're lucky there isn't mud on the field right now. Because if there was... his uniform... would be obscured right now."  :laugh: ::)
I think kneeling is very unAmerican.
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« Reply #7494 on: September 24, 2017, 05:10:40 PM »
Announcer struggling mightily to describe how much pressure Flacco has faced so far: "They're lucky there isn't mud on the field right now. Because if there was... his uniform... would be obscured right now."  :laugh: ::)
I think kneeling is very unAmerican.

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« Reply #7495 on: September 28, 2017, 11:47:55 PM »
That Adams hit tho...

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« Reply #7496 on: October 05, 2017, 08:39:20 PM »
It hurts my soul to say this... but I actually like Tony Romo as an announcer.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7497 on: October 05, 2017, 08:52:37 PM »
they should just rename October in America "Sports", best month to watch sports.

Anyway breakdown of Ohio Sports:



As a Toledo guy it's odd that there are that many Cinci fans close to me.  Our local sports technically plays Cinci, games but nobody cares (I care if I'm in Ohio and they play the Bucs).  I'm more used to seeing Pittsburgh, Chicago, and even freaking Yankee&Sox fans than Cinci fans.  To me Cinci is something  with over rated chili that we had to call proper Ohio boys like Grant and Sherman to march down south for  to end slavery.  Plus Cedar Point > Kings Island by far, no contest.
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« Reply #7498 on: October 05, 2017, 09:01:28 PM »
To me Cinci is...

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« Reply #7499 on: October 07, 2017, 01:58:40 AM »
To me Cinci is...

Where orthonorm resides--no small boast!

How is he? Anyone heard from him?

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« Reply #7500 on: October 07, 2017, 02:21:50 AM »
To me Cinci is...

Where orthonorm resides--no small boast!

How is he? Anyone heard from him?

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« Reply #7501 on: October 07, 2017, 10:34:17 PM »
This Michigan/Michigan St. game is in danger of becoming a modern-day Football Follies VHS.

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« Reply #7502 on: October 07, 2017, 10:42:37 PM »
Today the Egyptian team  has the chance to get to the world cup. Hope they will do it.

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« Reply #7503 on: October 07, 2017, 11:19:53 PM »
This Michigan/Michigan St. game is in danger of becoming a modern-day Football Follies VHS.

I took my break to hopefully catch the last quarter, and I cant get the game and only watch the gamecast on ESPN, this is killing me


UPDATE:

Looks like MSU won, good riddance to that nuisance in Ann Arbor
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« Reply #7504 on: October 07, 2017, 11:35:50 PM »
It hurts my soul to say this... but I actually like Tony Romo as an announcer.
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« Reply #7505 on: October 07, 2017, 11:38:31 PM »
To me Cinci is...

Where orthonorm resides--no small boast!
It’s also where Russians reside.
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« Reply #7506 on: October 08, 2017, 03:03:49 PM »
Today the Egyptian team  has the chance to get to the world cup. Hope they will do it.

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« Reply #7507 on: October 17, 2017, 09:46:03 PM »
That Gordon Hayward injury though... you could actually hear his leg snap  :(

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« Reply #7508 on: October 17, 2017, 10:17:24 PM »
That Gordon Hayward injury though... you could actually hear his leg snap  :(
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« Reply #7509 on: October 27, 2017, 02:35:40 PM »
Like all good Orthodox Christians I hate the Yankees, but I still don't get why they fired Joe Girardi.  He helped put together a good homegrown team who happened not to worship Satan (or even jobu, like the Christ loving Cleveland Indians).
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« Reply #7510 on: October 27, 2017, 02:39:19 PM »
...a good homegrown team ...

But isn't the Yankee way overpaying for free agents? ???  But why must all Orthodox Christians hate the Yankees? Is it the facial hair prohibition? That is rather blasphemous... 
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« Reply #7511 on: October 27, 2017, 04:11:17 PM »
...a good homegrown team ...

But isn't the Yankee way overpaying for free agents? ???  But why must all Orthodox Christians hate the Yankees? Is it the facial hair prohibition? That is rather blasphemous...

The Yankees are the evil empire, this is known.  To say otherwise is blasphemy.  The team they devolped though looks a lot more like a natural team than the yankees of the say 2008.  This has the makings of a classic Yankee team, they will always be the Yankees with the free agents and bugets etc, but this is an actual team that had a great manager.

That facial hair thing is just a Russian thing as far as I know, I've only known a couple priests or Bishops to have long beards or facial hair outside of the Icons of the older saints or maybe the ultra rare monk who would come to Church once in awhile.  Anytime I come home with unshaven hair that has lasted for over four days my Sito and Gido laugh at me and call me an Imam.  If I go six days without shaving my sito cries hysterically in despair.  So on that one aspect I guess I'm "pro Yankee", but I guess even the Devil himself disguises himself as an angle of light.  I wouldn't be surprised if one of the reasons we are still identified easily as "Roman" is because we tend not to be as adamant about beards as the surrounding culture.  FYI: I am however allowed to grow a big glorious and bushy mustache if I wanted, I just opt not to.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7512 on: October 28, 2017, 08:42:34 PM »
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Go Bucks!

(But seriously, great game.  I wasn't sure I'd be able to say that at 21-3, but things really picked up!)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7513 on: October 28, 2017, 08:46:14 PM »
The Milwaukee Bucks, right? :P


(I know who you mean, but I'm going to pretend that that game didn't happen... at least for tonight)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7514 on: October 30, 2017, 10:56:51 PM »
Halloween?  Is that like a Jewish Holiday or something?  World Series?  Never heard of it.  decent Football on Saturday and Sunday?  What kind of football? Is that some crazy European thing?  Everyone knows Saturday September and October football in America is just to wet your appetite for the November midweek #MACtion!  And MACtion kicks off this Tuesday.  The traditional day of good football is Tuesday, and it finally kicks off with the highlight game being Ohio and Miami.  Wednesday we get the Central Michigan and Western Michigan rivalry game. 

But the real marquee game, the Frazier-ALi bout, the (wait for it) MAC-daddy game ( :)) is Thursday night  between the Toledo Rockets and Northern Illinois Huskies.  The Huskies have an amazing and opportunistic defense that stifled the Cornhuskers earlier this year.  Toledo has a high powered and balanced offence that is led by Logan Woodside who is about to break the school touchdown record held by Bruce Gradkowsi and a rushing attack led by Terry Swanson who has taken over as the main RB which was previously held by Kareem Hunt.  The winner of this has an inside track to the MAC east and if Toledo wins they have an outside shot at a New Years bowl game.
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Holy Toledo!