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« Reply #4950 on: April 08, 2013, 09:17:00 PM »

Go Louisville! Beat Michigan!
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« Reply #4951 on: April 08, 2013, 11:43:47 PM »

It was a great game. Ridiculous officiating though. Good grief, I've never seen so many missed calls. I had no dog in the hunt, I just wanted to see a good game. Two of the best point guards I've ever seen on the college level, Siva and Burke. Wow! Wish that it would have come down to the final play. Some coaching errors on Michigan's part at the end there. Congrats to Louisville.



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« Reply #4952 on: April 09, 2013, 12:05:31 AM »

This is why I was slightly more for Michigan than Louisville. When this story first broke, I was very disappointed. I had always respected Rick Pitino and thought that he was a classy guy. So much for that. And it's too bad that Louisville found nothing wrong with such behavior.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=4394257



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« Reply #4953 on: April 09, 2013, 01:02:04 AM »

This is why I was slightly more for Michigan than Louisville. When this story first broke, I was very disappointed. I had always respected Rick Pitino and thought that he was a classy guy. So much for that. And it's too bad that Louisville found nothing wrong with such behavior.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=4394257



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But I won't let that ruin my happiness right now. Go Cards! Luke is amazing, Chane really came through too. I just wish Russ had had a better night.
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« Reply #4954 on: April 09, 2013, 01:27:46 AM »

This is why I was slightly more for Michigan than Louisville. When this story first broke, I was very disappointed. I had always respected Rick Pitino and thought that he was a classy guy. So much for that. And it's too bad that Louisville found nothing wrong with such behavior.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=4394257



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I'm a huge Louisville fan, live in Louisville, have tons of relatives who went to UofL. And I hate Rick Pitino with a passion. Trust me, there were plenty of calls for him to retire when that story broke, but quality of sports is more important than quality of character.

But I won't let that ruin my happiness right now. Go Cards! Luke is amazing, Chane really came through too. I just wish Russ had had a better night.

Congrats. Great team. That Silva kid is special man. Wonderful player.

I'm glad to hear that there were calls to get rid of Pitino. Like I said, it disappointed me because he comes across like such a classy guy. I can understand the adultery, although I don't excuse it. But rich, famous, charismatic people are faced with tremendous temptations. God help me if I was confronted with the same. But to pay for an abortion is just sleazy and evil on every level. I just hope that woman wasn't really pregnant.

BAMA fired Mike Price before he even coached a game for committing adultery. I love Nick Saban, but if he pulled something like Pitino did then that would be the end of my admiration for him, regardless of how many games he wins.

It's sad that sports has come to trump values and morality in today's society. It wasn't always like that. And certainly there are still good players and good coaches who do have tremendous character. But Tiger Woods' latest Nike add seems to summarize the climate of our culture: "Winning takes care of everything." I think Christ will have the last word on that one though.


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« Reply #4955 on: April 09, 2013, 05:39:19 AM »

I know some of these are older videos, but I've become a soccer fan, and wished we could have this (the crowds, etc...) here in the US:

FC Bayern Munich goal vs. Real Madrid:
http://youtu.be/qgPo77-SMJQ

Turkish player directing the crowd:
http://youtu.be/azWOcgaH-_k

"Best" football chants in the world:
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PAOK fans in Picadilly Square in London:
http://youtu.be/wsA9wEFddMw

Landon Donovan scores in World Cup against Algeria:
http://youtu.be/rdz1SXWicIc

The reaction of Americans around the world:
http://youtu.be/jbn3rOPmR9w
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« Reply #4956 on: April 21, 2013, 04:22:24 PM »

I'm watching pro wrestlin.
No such thing.  You mean Rasslin.  Great sport!
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« Reply #4957 on: April 29, 2013, 01:44:38 AM »

According to testimonies from former Auburn football players, more than half the players on the 2010 national championship team were using an illegal drug called "synthetic marijuana." It's not necessarily shocking to learn that Auburn football players were using "synthetic marijuana." What's shocking is that at an agricultural college like Auburn they couldn't figure out how to grow their own.


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« Reply #4958 on: May 06, 2013, 12:22:20 AM »

The Men's Lacrosse team of Johns Hopkins University (with 9 NCAA titles) had made the NCAA tournament 41 consecutive years until being shut out this season.
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« Reply #4959 on: May 06, 2013, 12:28:08 AM »

On a somewhat sports-related note, does anyone on here have any experience in competitive shooting? I've been watching Top Shot on History Channel and many of the folks on that show are not even that good, I was thinking that perhaps Punch or Vamrat should consider trying out for the show. If you win in the end, you get awared $100,000, and for every "elimination challenge" you win, you receive a $2,000 Bass Pro Shops giftcard.
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« Reply #4960 on: May 06, 2013, 11:34:57 AM »

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« Reply #4961 on: May 06, 2013, 01:40:49 PM »

Hockey and baseball at the same time of the year: I'm happy!
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« Reply #4962 on: May 07, 2013, 06:32:14 PM »

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« Reply #4963 on: May 07, 2013, 07:13:58 PM »

NHL Hockey playoffs?...
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« Reply #4964 on: May 07, 2013, 07:26:07 PM »

NHL Hockey playoffs?...

Yes!  Grin
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NHL Hockey playoffs?...

Yes!  Grin
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« Reply #4966 on: May 07, 2013, 10:39:08 PM »

New York Knicks (long time Knick fan) tie series with Pacers by blowing them out in the 4th Quarter.  Series shifts to Indianapolis.

If the Bulls can beat the Heat.   Grin
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« Reply #4967 on: May 08, 2013, 07:18:55 AM »

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/sport/football/uk-manchester-united-ferguson/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of this season.

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« Reply #4968 on: May 08, 2013, 07:19:15 AM »

New York Knicks (long time Knick fan) tie series with Pacers by blowing them out in the 4th Quarter.  Series shifts to Indianapolis.

If the Bulls can beat the Heat.   Grin

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« Reply #4969 on: May 08, 2013, 12:59:11 PM »

Going to see DC United play today.

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You liked Ferguson?
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« Reply #4971 on: May 08, 2013, 02:06:34 PM »


Oh yes.
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« Reply #4972 on: May 08, 2013, 02:07:16 PM »

Why would anyone like Ferguson?
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« Reply #4973 on: May 08, 2013, 02:08:50 PM »

Why would anyone like Ferguson?

Uh, quite a few people like Man Utd, and therefore, Sir Alex.
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« Reply #4974 on: May 08, 2013, 02:09:20 PM »

Why would anyone like Ferguson?

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« Reply #4975 on: May 08, 2013, 09:13:39 PM »

Who lighteninged the spread taking the Heat?

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« Reply #4976 on: May 09, 2013, 07:42:44 AM »

I can't claim this one as my own, but it sure hits the nail on the head!

I KNOW MANY OF YOU (LIKE ME) ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO FOOTBALL SEASON. WELL, HERE'S A LITTLE RECAP OF LAST YEAR.....

 Alabama beat Arkansas, and Arkansas fired their coach.

 Alabama beat Tennessee, and Tennessee fired their coach.

 Alabama beat Auburn, and Auburn fired their coach.

 Then Alabama beat Notre Dame, and the Pope resigned.......

 Dang, I wish Washington D.C. had a college football team for Alabama to play!!!


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« Reply #4977 on: May 09, 2013, 07:53:14 AM »

Why would anyone like Ferguson?

He's curmudgeonly, yes, but he is the most successful football manager in history I would suggest. Been instrumental in seeing Manchester United's rise and rise over 26 years and encouraged a wee chap from the age of 11 years to go on and become become a footballing star, namely David Beckham.

Like him, can't say as I do not know the guy but admire his talent, yes!
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« Reply #4978 on: May 09, 2013, 11:03:40 AM »


Dang, I wish Washington D.C. had a college football team for Alabama to play!!!
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« Reply #4979 on: May 12, 2013, 10:05:31 PM »

Since 1992, Tiger Woods has played in 300 PGA Tour events.  Today, he won his 78th PGA Tour title at The Players Championship which leaves him 4 shy of Sam Snead for all-time PGA Tour titles.  In June, Tiger goes for his 15th major title at the US Open where he won his last major title in 2008.
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« Reply #4980 on: May 12, 2013, 10:07:52 PM »

Alabama can replace Rutgers and join the Big 10 with the chance to play Maryland, Michigan and Ohio St. every year.  SEC wouldn't like it; then again, there's no more loyalty in college football.
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« Reply #4981 on: May 13, 2013, 09:21:38 PM »

Alabama can replace Rutgers and join the Big 10 with the chance to play Maryland, Michigan and Ohio St. every year.  SEC wouldn't like it; then again, there's no more loyalty in college football.

BAMA is the SEC. We're staying put. The weaklings can go elsewhere.  Wink


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« Reply #4982 on: May 13, 2013, 11:01:34 PM »

Alabama can replace Rutgers and join the Big 10 with the chance to play Maryland, Michigan and Ohio St. every year.  SEC wouldn't like it; then again, there's no more loyalty in college football.

BAMA is the SEC. We're staying put. The weaklings can go elsewhere.  Wink

Conferences mean zero as long as the program earns TV money.

Bama could still play Auburn.  I see, you wouldn't want the Tide to play in a six digit capacity stadium in a possible snow storm.
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« Reply #4983 on: May 14, 2013, 11:18:40 AM »

Alabama can replace Rutgers and join the Big 10 with the chance to play Maryland, Michigan and Ohio St. every year.  SEC wouldn't like it; then again, there's no more loyalty in college football.

BAMA is the SEC. We're staying put. The weaklings can go elsewhere.  Wink


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« Reply #4984 on: May 14, 2013, 10:01:37 PM »

Alabama can replace Rutgers and join the Big 10 with the chance to play Maryland, Michigan and Ohio St. every year.  SEC wouldn't like it; then again, there's no more loyalty in college football.

BAMA is the SEC. We're staying put. The weaklings can go elsewhere.  Wink


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Big enough to display our 15 National Championships.  Wink


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« Reply #4985 on: May 16, 2013, 12:50:49 PM »

David Beckham has apparently announced his retirement from football (soccer). While not the brightest chap on the block he certainly has created a brand identity and made a lot of cash to boot.
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« Reply #4986 on: May 16, 2013, 01:04:12 PM »

I can't claim this one as my own, but it sure hits the nail on the head!

I KNOW MANY OF YOU (LIKE ME) ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO FOOTBALL SEASON. WELL, HERE'S A LITTLE RECAP OF LAST YEAR.....

 Alabama beat Arkansas, and Arkansas fired their coach.

 Alabama beat Tennessee, and Tennessee fired their coach.

 Alabama beat Auburn, and Auburn fired their coach.

 Then Alabama beat Notre Dame, and the Pope resigned.......

 Dang, I wish Washington D.C. had a college football team for Alabama to play!!!


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« Reply #4987 on: May 20, 2013, 12:34:04 AM »

I can't claim this one as my own, but it sure hits the nail on the head!

I KNOW MANY OF YOU (LIKE ME) ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO FOOTBALL SEASON. WELL, HERE'S A LITTLE RECAP OF LAST YEAR.....

 Alabama beat Arkansas, and Arkansas fired their coach.

 Alabama beat Tennessee, and Tennessee fired their coach.

 Alabama beat Auburn, and Auburn fired their coach.

 Then Alabama beat Notre Dame, and the Pope resigned.......

 Dang, I wish Washington D.C. had a college football team for Alabama to play!!!


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Roll Tide!!


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« Reply #4988 on: May 20, 2013, 12:39:53 AM »

David Beckham has apparently announced his retirement from football (soccer). While not the brightest chap on the block he certainly has created a brand identity and made a lot of cash to boot.

While on the surface Beckham is the type of athlete that I would usually not like (pretty boy, married a pop star celebrity, overrated player, etc.), I have actaully gained a lot of respect for him. He seems to be a classy individual who has been a great ambassador for the sport. He's remarkably humble considering his looks, fame, and fortune. He's not the greatest footballer ever, but when it comes to set pieces nobody was better. So congrats to Beckham on a great career!


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« Reply #4989 on: May 20, 2013, 08:01:34 AM »

So I've never really followed NBA much, but I've been meaning to change that, and I was thinking about declaring an official allegiance soon. Since there are no teams in my native southern Ohio and I'll be moving to Memphis in the fall, the Grizzlies seem like a logical choice. But since they're doing well now, is it possible to start rooting for them without being perceived as a bandwagonner?
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« Reply #4990 on: May 20, 2013, 09:38:19 AM »

So I've never really followed NBA much, but I've been meaning to change that, and I was thinking about declaring an official allegiance soon. Since there are no teams in my native southern Ohio and I'll be moving to Memphis in the fall, the Grizzlies seem like a logical choice. But since they're doing well now, is it possible to start rooting for them without being perceived as a bandwagonner?

Just do it! The Grizzlies are killing it, and you're moving to Memphis. Feeling like a bandwagon-jumper is pretty common when you first start cheering for a team in a sport that is new to you, especially if they're doing really well. The feeling goes away after a couple seasons of loyalty.  Smiley
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« Reply #4991 on: May 20, 2013, 09:39:03 AM »

So I've never really followed NBA much, but I've been meaning to change that, and I was thinking about declaring an official allegiance soon. Since there are no teams in my native southern Ohio and I'll be moving to Memphis in the fall, the Grizzlies seem like a logical choice. But since they're doing well now, is it possible to start rooting for them without being perceived as a bandwagonner?

Part A: YOu should be a Raptores fan, being it fits with all the disappointment you are used to, being from around Cincy :-P

Part B: If youre moving there, then nope. And besides, at least to me, it doesnt matter when someone joins  a fanbase, just, better stick with them once they start sucking.
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« Reply #4992 on: May 20, 2013, 12:43:06 PM »

There is college bowling.

This is relevant to my interests.
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« Reply #4993 on: May 20, 2013, 02:29:22 PM »

There is college bowling.

This is relevant to my interests.

Bowling is huge in my area. Nearly every high school has a team and a lot of scouting goes on around here.
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« Reply #4994 on: May 22, 2013, 10:13:22 PM »

I might be turning into a Lakers fan.

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