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lilredrooster
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September 17th, 2018 at 2:32:52 PM permalink
Eli Manning's face is getting memed all over the place. got me laughing


it's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters........................it's the size of the fight in the dog
Rigondeaux
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September 17th, 2018 at 2:36:37 PM permalink
Last one looks like Jeff Spicolli.
Keeneone
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September 19th, 2018 at 7:26:49 PM permalink
There was a couple of interesting sports wager stories I noticed recently:

This dispute might be heading to court.
https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/betting/nj-officials-investigate-dispute-over-82k-payout-by-fanduel/

Wow on this one, perfect 16 nfl picks:
https://twitter.com/WilliamHillUS/status/1042577793538650112
DrawingDead
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September 22nd, 2018 at 9:40:14 PM permalink
The not exactly consequential but almost slightly notable Great Boston Red Sox Banner Hostage Crises of '18 has officially ended, apparently without any actual fatalities. Or at least not any reported new ones other than the apparently pre-existing brain death of the imbec...ah, the two fine salt of the Earth upstanding no doubt totally trustworthy top-class Bostonians who turned up in the middle of it. And besides pausing the most recent bout of melodramatic paranoid hysteria afflicting chronically neurotic dipsomaniac Boston sports disciples, perhaps tens of other sympathizers worldwide may now be slightly relieved by the resolution of the epic caper:

Police Investigating Men Who Claim They Found Red Sox Banner
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BOSTON (CBS) – What exactly happened to the banner printed for the Red Sox to hang at Fenway Park when they clinch the American League East title? Somerville Police are trying to find out....

Red Sox division title banner mystery thickens; replacement hung at Fenway Park


Three & two, here's the payoff pitch, and it's juuust a bit outside: --> --> -->

The noble civic minded team spirited rescuers of Red Sox honor & glory speak!
(Or at least try to, through Bostonese-guido-bro dialect & the nervous yapping of their Poodle or Chihuahua):



Well there ya go. And what's a loyal Sox bro s'pose ta do, after all, 'cuz I'm sure these two mooks have almost never real lately found anything too much that kinda fell off the back of a truck before now hardly ever very often at all and so they're just shocked by the whole thing & they're just trying to figure out what's fair & right & how would Yastrzemski wanna do it & stuff.


Red Sox Banner ‘Found’ by Boston Bozos Goes Up at Fenway Park

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...They were willing to give it back to team [sic] in exchange for tickets to a playoff game but James also warned they have “connections where we could have reached out to other sources.”

Though in an interview with the Boston Globe, the owner of the company that made the banner accused the guys of stealing it. Tony Lafuente of Flagraphics at first told the Globe he was unsure whether the banner “fell off the truck, or if it walked off the truck” before saying more directly, “these guys stole my banner.”



Red Sox banner returned: In the end, Malden man gets nothing

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In a puzzling sequence of events, a 44-year-old Malden man says he found the precious banner on McGrath Highway in Somerville Monday. At first, he suggested he wanted something in return — tickets to a game would be nice — but brought it to Fenway Park Wednesday afternoon when the story started to get a little suspicious...

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Keeneone
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September 23rd, 2018 at 7:59:41 PM permalink
Quote: DrawingDead

The not exactly consequential but almost slightly notable Great Boston Red Sox Banner Hostage Crises of '18 has officially ended, apparently without any actual fatalities. Or at least not any reported new ones other than the apparently pre-existing brain death of the imbec...ah, the two fine salt of the Earth upstanding no doubt totally trustworthy top-class Bostonians who turned up in the middle of it. And besides pausing the most recent bout of melodramatic paranoid hysteria afflicting chronically neurotic dipsomaniac Boston sports disciples, perhaps tens of other sympathizers worldwide may now be slightly relieved by the resolution of the epic caper:
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Keeneone
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September 23rd, 2018 at 8:06:31 PM permalink
Las Vegas has a new major league affiliate in baseball...the Oakland A's.
https://www.milb.com/las-vegas
The Mets are gone (to Syracuse) and the A's minor leaguers will be playing AAA ball @ the new stadium in Summerlin (aka Las Vegas Ballpark) next season.
smoothgrh
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September 23rd, 2018 at 8:20:30 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Las Vegas has a new major league affiliate in baseball...the Oakland A's.
https://www.milb.com/las-vegas
The Mets are gone (to Syracuse) and the A's minor leaguers will be playing AAA ball @ the new stadium in Summerlin (aka Las Vegas Ballpark) next season.



I think I need to visit Las Veags to see the team and do other things!!
DrawingDead
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September 23rd, 2018 at 9:10:55 PM permalink


At different times this year starting in spring training and extending throughout 2018 to as late as Sept 1st from multiple varied sources I have seen the Mets farm system ranked from 19th to 28th best, while the strength of Oakland's MiLB system has been rated at 13th to 7th.

RS
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September 24th, 2018 at 12:33:47 AM permalink
Wow, crazy week in the NFL. The following teams would have covered a 7-point pleaser (according to the lines I have here from a different card) --

Panthers
Saints
Ravens
Giants
Redskins
Bills (easily)
Seahawks
Lions (easily)

A "pleaser" is the inverse of a teaser, where instead of getting paid worse odds but getting more points, you get paid better odds but you give up extra points. I believe an 8-leg pleaser at William Hill pays 6000-for-1. A 3 leg parlay pays 25-for-1 (or 26-for-1?), at least as of last season when I had bet a few of them, not sure if changed.
01000101 01110000 01110011 01110100 01100101 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100100 01101001 01100100 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01101011 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101000 01101001 01101101 01110011 01100101 01101100 01100110 00101110
lilredrooster
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October 7th, 2018 at 1:55:19 AM permalink
brawl erupts after McGregor/Khabib UFC match
lots of fun for high IQ MMA fans

it's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters........................it's the size of the fight in the dog

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