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DRich
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October 7th, 2018 at 5:37:13 AM permalink
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I thought it was a terrible fight. I am not a big UFC fan, I am old and still like boxing, and that fight did nothing to change my mind.

I would have liked to see those two stay on their feet and trade punches.
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lilredrooster
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October 9th, 2018 at 2:29:53 AM permalink
WOW! the Yankees just got beat 16-1 by the Red Sox who took the series lead 2-1.
they ended the game with backup catcher Austin Romine on the mound😃

it was a Yankees record for most runs allowed and largest margin of defeat in a postseason game

this was all that was left of the crowd in N.Y. in the 9th inning and this 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐱

Last edited by: lilredrooster on Oct 9, 2018
"that ball hit his hands. that's a foul ball. the hands are part of the bat"........... "O.K. you think the hands are part of the bat then go down to Dick's Sporting Goods and buy a bat with hands attached." former MLB umpire Jim Evans
matt2499
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October 12th, 2018 at 10:46:22 AM permalink
Who is Everyones Team?

NBA - Lakers
MLB - Red Sox
NFL - Buccaneers
NHL - Canadians
Soccer - German Football in general
NCAA- Hurricanes
Mission146
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October 12th, 2018 at 4:55:08 PM permalink
Quote: matt2499

Who is Everyones Team?

NBA - Lakers
MLB - Red Sox
NFL - Buccaneers
NHL - Canadians
Soccer - German Football in general
NCAA- Hurricanes



NBA-N/A
MLB-Pirates
NFL-Patriots (Soon to be Raiders)
NHL-Penguins
Soccer-N/A
NCAA-Basically N/A
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RS
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October 13th, 2018 at 1:36:44 AM permalink
I'm not really a huge fan of any team -- as in, I'm not going to go out of my way to watch a game because of some team I like. But there are certain teams I would rather see win.

NBA - Basketball is legitimately awful. I wish it was all scratched entirely. Some people root for a team, others root against a certain team. I root against every team.
MLB - Yankees
NFL - Chargers and Colts
NHL - LV Golden Knights (duh)
Soccer - Uhh.....wtf? This is America, git with the times.
NCAACP - Sooners

My "anti-team" list, teams I would rather see lose:

NBA - As mentioned above, every team.
MLB - Dodgers, Brewers, Blue Jays, Rockies, D-bags
NFL - Giants, 49ers, Patriots, and Steelers (just because so many people like the Steelers, I therefore dislike them).
NHL - Canadiens, Canucks, Maple Leafs, probably Oilers, probably Flames, Senators, and absolutely Jets (PokerGrindr likes them, IIRC).
Soccer - I don't think I could name a single team, other than the word "Manchester", and I'm not even sure if that's the name of a team or what.
NCAACP - idk
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lilredrooster
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October 13th, 2018 at 4:36:44 AM permalink
Quote: RS



NBA - Basketball is legitimately awful. I wish it was all scratched entirely. Some people root for a team, others root against a certain team. I root against every team.




amazingly ridiculous statement
how could it be possible that millions of people love this sport but it sucks?
you seem to think that if you don't like something it sucks
maybe you don't like Beethoven
does that mean Beethoven sucks?


you're very smart in math - in analyzing gambling probabilities
but when it comes to subjective issues - wow - no comment - better I say nothing
"that ball hit his hands. that's a foul ball. the hands are part of the bat"........... "O.K. you think the hands are part of the bat then go down to Dick's Sporting Goods and buy a bat with hands attached." former MLB umpire Jim Evans
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October 13th, 2018 at 4:42:50 AM permalink
NBA-Knicks
MLB-Pirates
NFL-Steelers
NHL-Penguins
Soccer-N/A
NCAA- Wolverines
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
RS
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October 13th, 2018 at 7:23:50 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

amazingly ridiculous statement
how could it be possible that millions of people love this sport but it sucks?
you seem to think that if you don't like something it sucks
maybe you don't like Beethoven
does that mean Beethoven sucks?


you're very smart in math - in analyzing gambling probabilities
but when it comes to subjective issues - wow - no comment - better I say nothing


My comment was more facetious or flippant and not as something that should be taken seriously. I still can't stand it, regardless. I'll give a quick summary in spoiler below.

Beethoven is awesome. I don't even know how many times I've listened to Beethoven's 9'th.




- It's incredibly boring. The most "interesting" thing that happens is someone does a slam dunk, steals the ball and has a break away, or something along those lines. The only thing game changing that happens is either going to be an injury or something at the very last second of the game.

- Too much scoring. In most other sports, a single great play can be game-changing. In basketball, the biggest thing is stealing the ball and scoring an extra 2 points....which is basically nothing, considering each team will get around 100 points in a game. An interception run back for a touchdown can be huge in football. A homerun in baseball is likely going to be quite important and has more impact than the "best play" in basketball. Scoring an extra goal in hockey is huge.

- Any close game ends up going into a stage where they just keep fouling each other nonstop. It makes the last 2 minutes of a game seem like an hour. The closest comparison I can think of is in football, where if the winning team is on offense, they just down the ball to run out the clock (even though it's the opposite of unnecessarily prolonging the game's end, as it speeds it up).

- Of course the NBA players are athletic and top of their class, but there are far more athletic plays in football. Quarterbacks scrambling, one handed catches, weaving in and out of defensive players while juking them, dragging their toes to stay in bounds after a catch, incredibly long field goals, defensive goal line stands, etc.

- Compared to other sports, basketball is more one dimensional. Yes, there are trick plays, sometimes loopholes in the rules are exploited, and that kind of thing. But you see much more depth to sports like football and baseball where there are more complex plays and strategies.

- The one thing positive I'll say about basketball is that due to so much scoring, it lowers the variance on the game, and makes it more likely that the better team is going to win. EG: No single play is going to have a significant impact on the game, barring injury or something last second.
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djatc
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October 13th, 2018 at 4:26:31 PM permalink
Also forgot about superteams in the NBA.

Great another Warriors vs Cavs championship game. Yawn
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lilredrooster
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October 14th, 2018 at 1:05:39 AM permalink
only us old guys are going to remember him
the great Packers running back Jim Taylor just died at age 83
this guy was really tough
R.I.P. tough guy
"that ball hit his hands. that's a foul ball. the hands are part of the bat"........... "O.K. you think the hands are part of the bat then go down to Dick's Sporting Goods and buy a bat with hands attached." former MLB umpire Jim Evans

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