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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7605 on: January 08, 2019, 02:56:29 AM »
Tua is looking human tonight: 2 picks including a pick 6.  Still a close game.

Rough night. Congrats to CLEMSON . They flat out whipped us tonight. Dabo Swinney has won two out of three National Championships against the greatest coach in the history of college football. That is mighty impressive.

I will post more thoughts later on.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7606 on: January 08, 2019, 07:51:29 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7607 on: January 10, 2019, 06:16:49 PM »
NASA's budget is less than one half of one percent of the federal budget...

This is a silly argument. Even with this being true, if the money spent on NASA were shifted it would house, feed, clothe, and provide transport for every homeless person in the United States, with billions left over.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7608 on: January 10, 2019, 07:00:56 PM »
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What does that have to do with sports?   ???

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7609 on: January 10, 2019, 07:05:28 PM »
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What does that have to do with sports?   ???

I'm not sure but this is just the thread it was in? ???
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7610 on: January 10, 2019, 07:12:30 PM »
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What does that have to do with sports?   ???

I'm not sure but this is just the thread it was in? ???

Maybe you meant to post in Random Postings unless you posted the original post in 2012 in this thread.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7611 on: January 10, 2019, 07:21:47 PM »
^

What does that have to do with sports?   ???

I'm not sure but this is just the thread it was in? ???

Maybe you meant to post in Random Postings unless you posted the original post in 2012 in this thread.

The original posts were definitely in this thread. It was somewhat related to sports at first, kinda sorta ???
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7612 on: January 11, 2019, 01:32:42 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7613 on: January 11, 2019, 10:10:22 PM »
Maori Davenport needed an injunction to overcome her suspension.

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TROY, ALABAMA -- After weeks of speculation and scrutiny, embattled high school basketball star Maori Davenport made her eagerly anticipated return to the court on Friday night in Charles Henderson High's 72-17 win over Carroll High (Ozark, Alabama).

It was her first game in 43 days, but the senior needed just 19 seconds to get on the board. She finished with 25 points and -- per the scorer's table -- had too many rebounds and assists to keep track of. The game will be reviewed via video for official statistics.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7614 on: January 21, 2019, 02:57:43 AM »
Has there ever been a year before this when the NFC and AFC championships both went into overtime?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7615 on: January 21, 2019, 08:57:15 AM »
Has there ever been a year before this when the NFC and AFC championships both went into overtime?

Never.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7616 on: January 21, 2019, 10:43:25 AM »
Looks like it's the New England Patriots w/ Tom Brady as quarterback.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7617 on: January 22, 2019, 10:25:41 AM »
Let's fight 14 rounds to a complete draw and then decide the entire match by whoever lands the first punch in round 15. Because, yeah, that makes sense. The NFL's overtime rules are ridiculous. The entire NFL is ridiculous. For the first time all year I actually watched two complete NFL games back to back. And they were both incredible games. And I really didn't care who won. But both games were ruined by horrible officiating and idiotic overtime rules. Not to mention the constant commercial interruptions. And you wonder why I can’t take professional football seriously. What a waste of my time. But congrats to the Patriots for calling heads.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7618 on: January 22, 2019, 10:59:22 AM »
Let's fight 14 rounds to a complete draw and then decide the entire match by whoever lands the first punch in round 15. Because, yeah, that makes sense. The NFL's overtime rules are ridiculous. The entire NFL is ridiculous. For the first time all year I actually watched two complete NFL games back to back. And they were both incredible games. And I really didn't care who won. But both games were ruined by horrible officiating and idiotic overtime rules. Not to mention the constant commercial interruptions. And you wonder why I can’t take professional football seriously. What a waste of my time. But congrats to the Patriots for calling heads.

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I like sudden death if field goals are taken out of the equation. It's so anticlimactic given an NFL kicker's range.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7619 on: January 22, 2019, 11:02:29 AM »
Let's fight 14 rounds to a complete draw and then decide the entire match by whoever lands the first punch in round 15. Because, yeah, that makes sense. The NFL's overtime rules are ridiculous. The entire NFL is ridiculous. For the first time all year I actually watched two complete NFL games back to back. And they were both incredible games. And I really didn't care who won. But both games were ruined by horrible officiating and idiotic overtime rules. Not to mention the constant commercial interruptions. And you wonder why I can’t take professional football seriously. What a waste of my time. But congrats to the Patriots for calling heads.

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Agreed. If Mahomes had the ball, Chiefs win. Amazing game ending ruined by NFL overtime.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7620 on: January 22, 2019, 11:15:03 AM »
There's only one feasible solution to this problem: abolish football.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7621 on: January 22, 2019, 11:45:57 AM »
One of the announcers quietly mentioned, "Overtime rules," but he did not say what he would do about it.  I agree with him but do not know what would make a better overtime.  Less commercials definitely. :)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7622 on: January 25, 2019, 11:52:57 PM »
Since the media loves Boston vs. Los Angeles match ups, will we see Bruins vs. Kings (NHL) and/or another iteration of Lakers vs. Celtics (NBA)?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7623 on: March 19, 2019, 06:38:43 PM »
Future or potential Hall of Fame caliber players the Steelers have burnt bridges with over the last four or five years:

Troy Polamalu
James Harrison
Antonio Brown
Le'Veon Bell

Who's next?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7624 on: May 28, 2019, 03:58:13 AM »

BRYAN BARTLETT STARR (January 9, 1934 – May 26, 2019)



When I played QB in high school I wore #15 in honor of Bart Starr. Along with Roger Staubach, he remains my favorite professional quarterback of all time.

Bart Starr was hardly the greatest athlete to play the position. In fact, he was only drafted in the 17th round, the 200th player selected overall. But what he lacked in talent he made up for in intelligence, toughness, leadership, and heart.

Bart Starr was born in Montgomery, Alabama and played college football at the University of Alabama where he started at QB, safety, and punter. But his college career was beset with a serious off the field injury that crippled his playing days at The Capstone.

Bart Starr endured many hardships in his life. His endurance on and off the playing field was a testimony to his iron character and the fortitude of his faith. He proved that anyone with a strong work ethic, a will to succeed, and an ability to persevere through adversity can accomplish great things in life.

Starr is the only QB to have led his team to three consecutive NFL Championships, including Super Bowls 1 and 2 for which he won back to back MVP’s. He also has the highest QB passer rating of any quarterback in NFL history.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7625 on: May 28, 2019, 10:09:09 AM »
Thanks Gebre.  He was quite a player and role model.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7626 on: May 28, 2019, 10:17:56 AM »
Let's fight 14 rounds to a complete draw and then decide the entire match by whoever lands the first punch in round 15. Because, yeah, that makes sense. The NFL's overtime rules are ridiculous. The entire NFL is ridiculous. For the first time all year I actually watched two complete NFL games back to back. And they were both incredible games. And I really didn't care who won. But both games were ruined by horrible officiating and idiotic overtime rules. Not to mention the constant commercial interruptions. And you wonder why I can’t take professional football seriously. What a waste of my time. But congrats to the Patriots for calling heads.

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Out of curiosity, is the CFL, which has slightly different rules and plays on a field 110 yards in length, experiencing these problems?  They did once try to establish themselves “south of the border” with only slightly more success than the laughable XFL of 2000ish. 

I have an intellectual curiosity in gridiron games like football and I find some of the historic figures who played in that game in prior decades, like your Quarterback Starr, admirable, although I can’t sit through a football game or any spectator sport (indeed, the only sport I ever enjoyed in my youth was basketball, because of the thrill of visualizing the trajectory of the ball in my head, and I was actually rather good at it, but now in my senescence it just makes me dizzy).

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7627 on: August 09, 2019, 10:07:20 PM »
Steelers fans watching the Raiders deal with the whole Antonio Brown helmet thing right now

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7628 on: August 09, 2019, 11:00:17 PM »
Steelers fans watching the Raiders deal with the whole Antonio Brown helmet thing right now

I feel sorry for AB who wants to play with a helmet that contributed to his current condition.

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« Reply #7629 on: August 09, 2019, 11:16:27 PM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7630 on: September 05, 2019, 06:34:19 PM »
Steelers fans watching the Raiders deal with the whole Antonio Brown helmet thing right now

I feel sorry for AB who wants to play with a helmet that contributed to his current condition.

I think you may be right...
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7631 on: October 08, 2019, 10:41:29 PM »
Flyers' new 'rage room' lets fans smash TVs, other everyday items

Some NHL teams placate their fans with free hats or magnetic schedules. The Philadelphia Flyers, however, know what their fans really want: the opportunity to smash a flat-screen television with a hockey stick.

The Flyers announced on Tuesday that the Wells Fargo Center now has a "Disassembly Room," the first-ever "rage room" inside a major professional sports arena.

Located behind a "hidden" library wall entrance in the team's new "Assembly Room" lounge and bar area, the anger cave allows Flyers fans to take out their aggression on household items like TVs, dishware, bottles and guitars using a variety of tools like baseball bats, orange and black sledgehammers and, of course, hockey sticks...
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7632 on: October 08, 2019, 10:43:01 PM »
I read the same article.  Hopefully it cuts down on police interventions for unruly fans.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7633 on: November 04, 2019, 02:15:49 PM »
I was just thinking yesterday that I wasn't sure whose fans I felt worse for: Browns or Jets. This morning I can safely say it's the Browns. Oy.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #7634 on: November 15, 2019, 03:25:40 PM »
I was watching the Steelers vs. Browns game on Twitch last night and clicked away with about a minute and a half left. Little did I know...
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