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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #450 on: October 02, 2009, 09:30:01 PM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #451 on: October 08, 2009, 03:24:51 AM »
Preface this with my apologies to Mr. Y for rubbing this in...

Dodgers and Cardinals set a new record tonight for a mark in playoff hitting futility: 30 runners left stranded on base.  L.A. left 16 runners, and the Cardinals stranded 14.  L.A. won the game 5-3 to join the Yankees and Phillies as teams to take 1-0 leads in their first round series.
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« Reply #452 on: October 08, 2009, 09:08:25 AM »
Preface this with my apologies to Mr. Y for rubbing this in...

Dodgers and Cardinals set a new record tonight for a mark in playoff hitting futility: 30 runners left stranded on base.  L.A. left 16 runners, and the Cardinals stranded 14.  L.A. won the game 5-3 to join the Yankees and Phillies as teams to take 1-0 leads in their first round series.
Yeah, I watched the first two hours of the game, and they had only played four innings. Kudos to the pitchers for keeping the score low despite two phenomenal offences, but I was frustrated on several occasions.

Unfortunately, I was prevented from recording the last half (as I usually do with late games) due to blackout restrictions, but I read on worldseries.com the results.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #453 on: October 09, 2009, 12:06:04 AM »
Preface this with my apologies to Mr. Y for rubbing this in...

Dodgers and Cardinals set a new record tonight for a mark in playoff hitting futility: 30 runners left stranded on base.  L.A. left 16 runners, and the Cardinals stranded 14.  L.A. won the game 5-3 to join the Yankees and Phillies as teams to take 1-0 leads in their first round series.
Yeah, I watched the first two hours of the game, and they had only played four innings. Kudos to the pitchers for keeping the score low despite two phenomenal offences, but I was frustrated on several occasions.

Unfortunately, I was prevented from recording the last half (as I usually do with late games) due to blackout restrictions, but I read on worldseries.com the results.
Two words about tonight's game:  Matt Holliday - His muff of a fly ball on what would have been the game's final play enables the Dodgers to put together a 9th-inning 2-out rally that sinks the Cards.  Dodgers 2, Cardinals 0.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #454 on: October 09, 2009, 12:47:28 AM »
^Total lack of fundamentals on that play. 

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« Reply #455 on: October 09, 2009, 02:28:14 PM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #456 on: October 09, 2009, 05:19:19 PM »
Preface this with my apologies to Mr. Y for rubbing this in...

Dodgers and Cardinals set a new record tonight for a mark in playoff hitting futility: 30 runners left stranded on base.  L.A. left 16 runners, and the Cardinals stranded 14.  L.A. won the game 5-3 to join the Yankees and Phillies as teams to take 1-0 leads in their first round series.
Yeah, I watched the first two hours of the game, and they had only played four innings. Kudos to the pitchers for keeping the score low despite two phenomenal offences, but I was frustrated on several occasions.

Unfortunately, I was prevented from recording the last half (as I usually do with late games) due to blackout restrictions, but I read on worldseries.com the results.
Two words about tonight's game:  Matt Holliday - His muff of a fly ball on what would have been the game's final play enables the Dodgers to put together a 9th-inning 2-out rally that sinks the Cards.  Dodgers 2, Cardinals 0.
Sickening. We really needed that win. Maybe we can pull off two in St. Louis, but back in L.A. a win is going to be tough.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #457 on: October 10, 2009, 05:38:08 PM »
Is baseball season over yet?  Man, I hope this is the last season in the history of MLB baseball.  Hate watching sportscenter Monday morning and having all these stupid highlights of baseball games in between the highlights of NFL Sunday.  THE MOST BORING SPORT EVA!  (note: said only in good fun, but i am honest).

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« Reply #458 on: October 10, 2009, 06:12:37 PM »
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Sports AND Orthodoxy: Emelianenko gets married.

Speaking of which, I think it'll take an act of God for Fedor to sign with the UFC  ;)

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« Reply #459 on: October 10, 2009, 06:37:26 PM »
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Speaking of which, I think it'll take an act of God for Fedor to sign with the UFC 

LOL, perhaps one day (I honestly believe Emelianenko will never sign with the UFC; he just doesn't seem too interested in working for Dana "****ing" White).  I think Lesnar would be a very interesting opponent for Fedor, and if the fight ever does come to fruition it would be awesome to see Fedor train with Alexander Karelin to improve his wrestling abilities.  Still, excited for the Rua vs. Machida fight on the 24th.  It's a shame NSAC doesn't allow soccer kicks and stomps, it was Rua's bread and butter.  Still, even though he is a huge underdog, I believe Rua will win the belt on the 24th.
Finally, I do miss PrideFC so very much (dispite connections with the yakuza). 

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #460 on: October 10, 2009, 09:25:23 PM »
MLB, blah, blah, blah...
NFL, blah, blah, blah...
NHL, blah, blah, blah...
UFC, I guess if you like violence...

Man, don't y'all know that all that matters is: BAMA is 6 and 0!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #461 on: October 10, 2009, 09:55:33 PM »
Good night St. Louis...
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #462 on: October 10, 2009, 10:38:04 PM »
Preface this with my apologies to Mr. Y for rubbing this in...

Dodgers and Cardinals set a new record tonight for a mark in playoff hitting futility: 30 runners left stranded on base.  L.A. left 16 runners, and the Cardinals stranded 14.  L.A. won the game 5-3 to join the Yankees and Phillies as teams to take 1-0 leads in their first round series.
Yeah, I watched the first two hours of the game, and they had only played four innings. Kudos to the pitchers for keeping the score low despite two phenomenal offences, but I was frustrated on several occasions.

Unfortunately, I was prevented from recording the last half (as I usually do with late games) due to blackout restrictions, but I read on worldseries.com the results.
Two words about tonight's game:  Matt Holliday - His muff of a fly ball on what would have been the game's final play enables the Dodgers to put together a 9th-inning 2-out rally that sinks the Cards.  Dodgers 2, Cardinals 0.
Sickening. We really needed that win. Maybe we can pull off two in St. Louis, but back in L.A. a win is going to be tough.
Ain't gonna happen now.  The Birds just died.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #463 on: October 10, 2009, 11:25:40 PM »
Watching LSU and Florida establishes how weak the SEC Conference is (besides Alabama).

The ACC, Big Ten and Big Twelve are the power conferences.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #464 on: October 10, 2009, 11:36:22 PM »
Watching LSU and Florida establishes how weak the SEC Conference is (besides Alabama).
??? A game against each other shows how weak the SEC is?  Isn't that data sample way too small?

The ACC, Big Ten and Big Twelve are the power conferences.
Yeah, right. ::)  And what have you been smoking? ;)  You do realize that the SEC currently has three teams ranked in the Top 5 and that one of them is the defending national champions, and that these defending champion Florida Gators returned at least half of the starting lineup that won last year's title?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #465 on: October 10, 2009, 11:41:44 PM »
MLB, blah, blah, blah...
NFL, blah, blah, blah...
NHL, blah, blah, blah...
UFC, I guess if you like violence...

Man, don't y'all know that all that matters is: BAMA is 6 and 0!

                                    ;)    ;)    ;)    ;)    ;)    ;)

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Oh, p'shaw! ::)  If Bama beats LSU in a few weeks, then I'll pay attention.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #466 on: October 10, 2009, 11:43:34 PM »
Watching LSU and Florida establishes how weak the SEC Conference is (besides Alabama).
??? A game against each other shows how weak the SEC is?  Isn't that data sample way too small?

Not when LSU loses by 10 points at home.  LSU beat themselves with penalties and turnovers.  Florida is no better.  I don't know why everyone likes the SEC?   ???

The ACC, Big Ten and Big Twelve are the power conferences.
Yeah, right. ::)  And what have you been smoking? ;)  You do realize that the SEC currently has three teams ranked in the Top 5 and that one of them is the defending national champions, and that these defending champion Florida Gators returned at least half of the starting lineup that won last year's title?

I haven't been smoking anything.  My Terps are getting smoked.  Navy is 4-2 (let's see any SEC team stop the wishbone attack).  The SEC is way overrated even more overrated than Ohio St. and Notre Dame.   :)  Finally, before there was Florida, there was U. of Miami and the swagger (so what if they lost to Va. Tech, that was a good game).

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #467 on: October 10, 2009, 11:49:52 PM »
Watching LSU and Florida establishes how weak the SEC Conference is (besides Alabama).
??? A game against each other shows how weak the SEC is?  Isn't that data sample way too small?

Not when LSU loses by 10 points at home.  LSU beat themselves with penalties and turnovers.
LSU losing by 10 points at home to the No. 1 team in the country.

Florida is no better.
Drawing on data from outside today's game?

I don't know why everyone likes the SEC?   ???
Because they're good.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #468 on: October 10, 2009, 11:59:50 PM »
Ain't gonna happen now.  The Birds just died.


No, the Red Birds are taking a Holliday...

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #469 on: October 11, 2009, 12:05:28 AM »
I actually anticipated Ole Miss being our first loss. Their defense is REAL. Bama has a great offense, averaging more than 30 points per game until today; and Ole Miss held us to only one touchdown. We couldn't get into the end zone although we were inside the red zone on numerous occasions. We won 22-3 on five field goals and one TD.

Don't forget Ole Miss beat Fla last year.

The Tide still has a tough road ahead. Tennessee, LSU, and the cow college (aka Auburn) will all be difficult. In the SEC, every game is a dog fight. It's the most physical conference for sure. Even Vandy and Kentucky will knock your head off.

It should be Bama and Fla in the SEC championship. But we do have to get past LSU. But history shows that we own the bayou!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #470 on: October 11, 2009, 12:40:38 AM »
LSU beat themselves with penalties and turnovers.
Likely excuse. ::)  LSU only turned the ball over only once (to match the Gators' one turnover), and they weren't whistled for all that many penalties.  LSU lost because the nation's best defense held their rushing game to little more than two yards per carry and sacked their QB five times, not because of penalties and turnovers.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #471 on: October 11, 2009, 07:59:16 PM »
sigh...
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #472 on: October 11, 2009, 11:16:51 PM »
How can the Tennessee Titans be 0-5 (well, they'll be 0-5 once Indy dispatches them)?

Josh McDaniels, is he for real?

Why do the Red Sox keep losing to the Angels year in and year out?

Does anybody care about NASCAR?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #473 on: October 11, 2009, 11:34:45 PM »
Why do the Red Sox keep losing to the Angels year in and year out?
Where the **** have you been, SolEX?  This is the first time the Angels have ever beaten the Red Sox in a playoff series.  Prior to Boston's loss to the Angels in Game 3 of the 2008 ALDS, a series the Red Sox eventually won 3-1, Boston even had an 11-game postseason winning streak against the Angels, dating back to their comeback from down 1-3 to win the 1986 ALCS.  That streak is to date the record for most consecutive postseason wins by one team over another.  FTR, the Red Sox eliminated the California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels from the postseason in the 1986 ALCS (4-3), the 2004 ALDS (3-0), the 2007 ALDS (3-0), and the 2008 ALDS (3-1).
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #474 on: October 11, 2009, 11:38:52 PM »
Did anyone see the Broncos' retro uniforms today?  Aren't they the most hideous uniforms you've ever seen? :P

And what about Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson, with his pass efficiency rating of 15.1 against Buffalo? (2 completions out of 17 passes thrown for 23 yards, 0 TD, and 1 interception) :o  Despite his ineptitude, the Browns still won 6-3.
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« Reply #475 on: October 11, 2009, 11:55:22 PM »
The Broncos uni's reminded me of UPS...Brady's knee still ain't right

At least we didn't lose to NYY...although the LA A of A is still searching for it's identity

Go Dodgers...
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #476 on: October 11, 2009, 11:56:24 PM »
Why do the Red Sox keep losing to the Angels year in and year out?
Where the **** have you been, SolEX?  This is the first time the Angels have ever beaten the Red Sox in a playoff series.  Prior to Boston's loss to the Angels in Game 3 of the 2008 ALDS, a series the Red Sox eventually won 3-1, Boston even had an 11-game postseason winning streak against the Angels, dating back to their comeback from down 1-3 to win the 1986 ALCS.  That streak is to date the record for most consecutive postseason wins by one team over another.  FTR, the Red Sox eliminated the California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels from the postseason in the 1986 ALCS (4-3), the 2004 ALDS (3-0), the 2007 ALDS (3-0), and the 2008 ALDS (3-1).

Oops, I was making the observation that the Red Sox and Angels played each other for 3 straight years in the ALDS.  Seemed to me that the Angels won for 3 straight seasons with their recent series victory in the ALDS.   :-[

Angels v. Yankees - Angels are team on mission following the death of their pitcher.  Angels in 6.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #477 on: October 12, 2009, 12:48:21 AM »
No, it's going to be a struggle.  I say it will go to 7 games.  God willing, Angels win.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #478 on: October 12, 2009, 01:07:01 AM »
The Broncos uni's reminded me of UPS...
They remind me of Milk Duds.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #479 on: October 12, 2009, 01:14:23 AM »
And what about Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson, with his pass efficiency rating of 15.1 against Buffalo? (2 completions out of 17 passes thrown for 23 yards, 0 TD, and 1 interception) :o  Despite his ineptitude, the Browns still won 6-3.

As the Baltimore Ravens showed a few years ago, a competent QB is not needed to win in the NFL.

However, Derek Anderson is damaged goods (and Brady Quinn is right behind him).  Some HS football program could use them as a head coaches down the road.

Meanwhile, Minnesota is 5-0 and the Purple People Eaters have their eyes on a Purple team coming into their Dome in 6 days.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #480 on: October 12, 2009, 02:18:32 AM »
The Broncos uni's reminded me of UPS...
They remind me of Milk Duds.



They would have been OK except for those ridiculous socks!

BTW, this another reason why I don't like pro football- the uniforms are terrible. What's up with the stupid rule about having to have the legs completely covered?

College uniforms are so much cooler.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #481 on: October 12, 2009, 09:41:23 AM »
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College uniforms are so much cooler.

WRONG!

Behold the beauty of the burgundy and gold (just don't focus on the actual football skills, or lack thereof, of the Skins).



College uniforms are better?



You're just jealous Alabama doesn't have an NFL team.



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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #482 on: October 12, 2009, 11:35:55 AM »
College uniforms are better?

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Yeah, even us Oregon Duck fans like to complain about our team's uniforms. :P
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« Reply #483 on: October 12, 2009, 12:36:22 PM »
Other than the Broncos' uniform (I was hoping to see the Sky Blue and Orange uniforms), I was pleased to see some of the traditional uniforms worn yesterday.  The Rams' uniform (granted it is more or less the same, but I prefer the Blue and Yellow over the actual Gold and Blue), the Patriots' (really prefer their throwback uniform compared to the one they wear now-a-days) and the Vikings last Monday night (once more, more or less the same as now, but I prefer the strip down the side of the pant legs over the weird pointy thing they and the Carninals have on their jerseys and pants).
Also, the Titans should wear the old Oilers' uniform.
The Jets use of the old Titans' uniform is a disgrace; they are already wearing the throwback uniform and should keep it that way lol.
IMO, the worst uniform in the NFL belongs to the Seahawks.
IMO the best uniforms: Skins, Bears, Packers (when the visiting team), and 49ers.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #484 on: October 12, 2009, 02:05:55 PM »
College uniforms are better?

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Yeah, even us Oregon Duck fans like to complain about our team's uniforms. :P

Although nothing beats those simple classy Bama uniforms, I gotta say that the Ducks have some cool threads man. ;) My sons like to watch Oregon because of the uniforms.

Here some other college uniforms I like (with no bearing on my like for these teams):

Penn State

Notre Dame

Georgia Tech

USC

Army

Navy

LSU (hate to say it :P)



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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #485 on: October 14, 2009, 02:10:57 AM »
Anybody FIFA World Cup Qualifying Africa fans?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #486 on: October 14, 2009, 02:43:29 AM »
Anybody FIFA World Cup Qualifying Africa fans?

Of course!

Who has qualified so far? I'm guessing Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Senegal so far? What about Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria?

It's hard for me to keep up, so please keep us apprised. How awesome would it be for an African team to finally win the World Cup in South Africa!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #487 on: October 14, 2009, 03:22:04 AM »
Anybody FIFA World Cup Qualifying Africa fans?

Of course!

Who has qualified so far? I'm guessing Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Senegal so far? What about Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria?

It's hard for me to keep up, so please keep us apprised. How awesome would it be for an African team to finally win the World Cup in South Africa!

Selam

Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire have qualified. Three places left up for grabs. I predict Cameroon, Nigeria, and Algeria.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #488 on: October 14, 2009, 03:46:41 AM »
well, Egypt only needs to be Algeria by three goals  :(

Anyway, the Nov. 14th game between Algeria and Egypt, does anyone have any idea what time that game will be played?  FIFA doesn't say.

And South Africa of course is automatically qualified.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #489 on: October 14, 2009, 03:57:29 AM »
well, Egypt only needs to be Algeria by three goals  :(

Anyway, the Nov. 14th game between Algeria and Egypt, does anyone have any idea what time that game will be played?  FIFA doesn't say.

And South Africa of course is automatically qualified.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #490 on: October 14, 2009, 09:27:30 AM »
Anybody FIFA World Cup Qualifying Africa fans?
What about Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria?
I saw the US/Cameroon game, and I must say Cameroon was playing very well. US won, though, and they are looking very promising, especially since the defeat of Spain last year. After so many years when we didn't even qualify, I'm looking forward to my Yankees actually making a decent appearance for once.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #491 on: October 14, 2009, 04:53:12 PM »
well, Egypt only needs to be Algeria by three goals  :(

Anyway, the Nov. 14th game between Algeria and Egypt, does anyone have any idea what time that game will be played?  FIFA doesn't say.

And South Africa of course is automatically qualified.

1:30 PM GMT.

WOW...thank you...how'd you find out if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #492 on: October 14, 2009, 05:34:18 PM »
well, Egypt only needs to be Algeria by three goals  :(

Anyway, the Nov. 14th game between Algeria and Egypt, does anyone have any idea what time that game will be played?  FIFA doesn't say.

And South Africa of course is automatically qualified.

1:30 PM GMT.

WOW...thank you...how'd you find out if you don't mind me asking?

Now that I google around some more, I'm coming up with a few different times.....anywhere from noon GMT to 2 pm GMT...
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #493 on: October 14, 2009, 08:44:20 PM »
The Steelers lost Aaron Smith for the year.  :'(

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #494 on: October 15, 2009, 02:13:15 AM »
The Steelers lost Aaron Smith for the year.  :'(
Fortunately for the immediate short term, though, the offensive unit of their next opponent, the Cleveland Browns, hasn't been able to play their way out of a wet paper bag.
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