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September 25th, 2023 at 1:49:56 PM permalink
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just saw a post elsewhere, searched it out and verified it

she's 5'6" tall and 145 pounds

based on that - it looks like a gimmick - Shenandoah sure to make big $$$ with attendance and TV stuff

at that size, and as a female, I truly doubt that she is capable of handling the ordinary roughness of college football even at a low level

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I personally find this post to be out of touch. 5'6' 145 lbs. and a female not tough enough? Gimme a break.

How about female Marines/Army fighting along side of their male counterparts?
Female astronauts and their high level physical and mental training?
Do you remember when the prevailing thought was that a black man could never be a quarterback in the NFL?
Female fight pilots not tough?
I am not sure how big you are physically, but I am pretty confident that a highly trained and conditioned female boxer/mixed martial arts fighter could probably compromise your physical well being.

When I was teaching a few years ago at a middle school, one of my female students played offensive tackle on the team (not flag or touch football). She was plenty tough and took it to her opponents big time.

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September 25th, 2023 at 2:17:25 PM permalink
My guess is this girl is just a publicity stunt. Good for her if she can get some attention and promo money. I am a small guy but she is four inches shorter than me and 20 pounds lighter. I would get killed in high school football so I can't imagine she is more than a publicity stunt. I hope she is successful and proves many of us wrong.
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September 25th, 2023 at 2:29:43 PM permalink
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My guess is this girl is just a publicity stunt. Good for her if she can get some attention and promo money. I am a small guy but she is four inches shorter than me and 20 pounds lighter. I would get killed in high school football so I can't imagine she is more than a publicity stunt. I hope she is successful and proves many of us wrong.
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My opinion: pretty bad guess. "publicity stunt"? For what or for who?? Shenendoah College? D-3 football? Oh, i know: NIKE.

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September 25th, 2023 at 2:49:46 PM permalink
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My guess is this girl is just a publicity stunt. Good for her if she can get some attention and promo money. I am a small guy but she is four inches shorter than me and 20 pounds lighter. I would get killed in high school football so I can't imagine she is more than a publicity stunt. I hope she is successful and proves many of us wrong.
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My opinion: pretty bad guess. "publicity stunt"? For what or for who?? Shenendoah College? D-3 football? Oh, i know: NIKE.

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I would say for Shenendoah. I have never heard of them before and I just referenced them. Always good to get your name out for recruiting. "If a girl can play there, I can play there". new recruiting slogan.
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September 26th, 2023 at 2:28:00 AM permalink
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My guess is this girl is just a publicity stunt. Good for her if she can get some attention and promo money. I am a small guy but she is four inches shorter than me and 20 pounds lighter. I would get killed in high school football so I can't imagine she is more than a publicity stunt.
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I agree

Haley Van Hooris was Honorable Mention All State in Virginia at ChristChurch h.s.

according to Wikipedia that school has just 225 students which makes it kind of amazing that they fielded a football team

Alexandria h.s. in Va. has 4,100 students - and there are many other similarly very large high schools in Va

the football program and competition at ChristChurch is surely very, very weak compared to the much larger schools

I would be willing to bet she was given that Honorable Mention All State honor not because she deserved it but for other very obvious reasons

imo at 5'6" and 145 imagine her making a pick and then taking a very hard hit from a 260 pound guy - very, very unlikely she could withstand that

good for Shenandoah and the $$$ it will bring to the school - that's it

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September 26th, 2023 at 5:44:26 AM permalink
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What team does she play for?____


Haley Van Voorhis, a safety at Division-III Shenandoah University,
Division 3 - not anywhere near as tough or as big and strong as Division 1 - but still - getting hit by a man______?_________wow



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I think you misunderstood my question, it's possibly unknown by most, but I'll ask again.

What 'team' does she play for?
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September 26th, 2023 at 7:21:34 AM permalink
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West was a pretty good shooter and would do well offensively but I'm not sure he'd defend so well. The game was a lot more physical back then. What was once routine elbows are now flagrant fouls. I don't think we can really compare players from the different eras. It is such a different game.
I wonder how today's players would have done in the NBA of the Sixties.
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Too dumb too multi-quote so I'll just respond to this instead of Red's comment as well.

Agree can't compare eras, and have to assume they'd all be much better shooters because they'd be spending much more time honing it, also adjusting for medical/training advances, can really only compare within eras.

In regards to Jerry West, looking at numbers and how dominant he was during his peak in the playoffs and that title run, I think he's actually probably underrated historically. He's the damn logo, and generally ranked top 15 when you see historical rankings, so gets his respect.

I didn't see him play, but Wilt was post prime and Elgin Baylor was not the same player post injury in those years. Think it's likely many that didn't watch them play at the time give some of the credit to Wilt and Elgin that West deserves when thinking of late 60's, early 70's Lakers.
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September 26th, 2023 at 7:40:18 AM permalink
Today's NBA is played at a different speed than in the past.
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September 26th, 2023 at 11:23:32 AM permalink
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a record that will never be broken:

Wilt 100 points in one game

It is widely considered one of the greatest records in the sport's history.

wow - he made 28 of 32 free throws that game - 87.5% - even though he he only made 51.1% lifetime

That season, Chamberlain averaged a single-season record 50.4 points per game,





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September 26th, 2023 at 11:46:51 AM permalink
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a record that will never be broken:

Wilt 100 points in one game

It is widely considered one of the greatest records in the sport's history.

wow - he made 28 of 32 free throws that game - 87.5% - even though he he only made 51.1% lifetime

That season, Chamberlain averaged a single-season record 50.4 points per game,







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In that small sample, Wilt was scoring more than sixty per game, except against Bill Russell and his Celtics.
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September 28th, 2023 at 2:07:52 AM permalink
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the M & M boys - Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris challenged each other to break Babe Ruth's 60 homers in a season record in '61

maybe more than half the nation closely followed the day by day results as they got near to the record
the Mick was the golden boy - much loved and favored by the fans
but it was Roger who did it, hammering 61, the Mick ended up with 54
I want to give Maris his due - he did something fabulous under tons of pressure

the pre steroid era - no pumped up cheaters were out there then





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September 28th, 2023 at 7:59:37 AM permalink
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September 28th, 2023 at 8:03:43 AM permalink
Something that is rarely mentioned about 1961 is it was the year the American League expanded from eight teams to ten. Fifty players and about twenty pitchers who would not have been in the league were added, so the quality of play had to have suffered. Mantle, Maris, and the rest of the league faced a lot of pitching that wasn't MLB-ready that season. Norm Cash batted .361 in 1961 and .243. in 1962.
In many ways, 1961 was a truly magical season, but I think this needs to be pointed out.
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September 28th, 2023 at 8:19:18 AM permalink
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Something that is rarely mentioned about 1961 is it was the year the American League expanded from eight teams to ten. Fifty players and about twenty pitchers who would not have been in the league were added, so the quality of play had to have suffered. Mantle, Maris, and the rest of the league faced a lot of pitching that wasn't MLB-ready that season.


you have a point - that was certainly Maris's best year by far

but Mantle had a better year in '56

only 2 fewer homers, more RBIs, a much higher BA, a higher OBP and SLG and OPS

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September 28th, 2023 at 8:36:06 AM permalink
Roger Maris wasn't in Mantle's class. Few were. Maris did win back-to-back MVPs, which was rare back then.
1961 and 1987 are two seasons when batters had huge years. 1968 was the year of the pitcher, but then baseball expanded and brought in forty pitchers for the four new teams.
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September 28th, 2023 at 6:58:41 PM permalink
Didn't Norm Cash use a corked bat in 1961? reportedly, that was responsible for his anomalously high batting stats, not the pitching staffs of the Angels and Senators.

From Wikipedia: "Cash, whose personality was marked by candor and humor, confessed in later years that he used corked bats, but throughout his career, not just the magical 1961 season."
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September 28th, 2023 at 8:51:10 PM permalink
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Didn't Norm Cash use a corked bat in 1961? reportedly, that was responsible for his anomalously high batting stats, not the pitching staffs of the Angels and Senators.

From Wikipedia: "Cash, whose personality was marked by candor and humor, confessed in later years that he used corked bats, but throughout his career, not just the magical 1961 season."
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It wasn't just the staff of those two teams; Every team had two or three pitchers that would have been in the minors but for expansion.
With a ten-man staff, the league had eighty pitching slots in 1960. There were one hundred in 1961, but each of the existing teams lost about a quarter of their forty-man rosters, so the product was relatively diluted. The same thing happened in 1962 in the National League.
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September 28th, 2023 at 9:17:47 PM permalink
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the M & M boys - Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris challenged each other to break Babe Ruth's 60 homers in a season record in '61

maybe more than half the nation closely followed the day by day results as they got near to the record
the Mick was the golden boy - much loved and favored by the fans
but it was Roger who did it, hammering 61, the Mick ended up with 54
I want to give Maris his due - he did something fabulous under tons of pressure

the pre steroid era - no pumped up cheaters were out there then





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Not saying Maris or Mantle were juicing, but anabolic steroids were invented in the 30s and misuse in athletic competition was documented as far back as the 1950s. Indeed, the Nazis experimented with anabolic steroids on POWs, their own soldiers and even Adolf Shicklegruber, Even if they weren't on the gas, ballplayers widely used amphetamines, tranquilizers and cocaine by the time these two were trying to set records.
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September 29th, 2023 at 3:12:39 AM permalink
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I was a huge Oscar fan - what a joy he was to watch - absolutely classic - no razzle dazzle at all
he was the first to average a triple double for a whole season - and is 2nd in most TRD for a season with 41

he shot that picture perfect jumper from way up high over his head
I never saw even one player ever block it





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September 29th, 2023 at 8:23:37 AM permalink
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I was a huge Oscar fan - what a joy he was to watch - absolutely classic - no razzle dazzle at all
he was the first to average a triple double for a whole season - and is 2nd in most TRD for a season with 41

he shot that picture perfect jumper from way up high over his head
I never saw even one player ever block it





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Phil Jackson said if he had his pick of anyone to start a team with, he'd pick Oscar over Russell, Wilt, MJ, Bird, Magic or Kareem or anyone else.
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October 1st, 2023 at 2:19:01 AM permalink
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a brief post re some of Ohtani's accomplishments this year:


from the article:


"This year was his best yet, perhaps the most remarkable season by an individual in baseball history. The first five times he pitched for the Angels, he allowed a total of eight hits, the fewest by a starter to open a season in modern history. After that, he seemed to do something every week that hadnít been seen in years, or ever. Some feats were the obscure sort baseball likes to keep track of, like becoming the first player since 1964 to steal a base and homer in a game that he started on the mound; or his accumulation of especially long home runs. Others were more historic. He was only the second player ever to lead his league in both homers and triples at the All-Star Break, for example. On July 27, he reached an apotheosis of sorts by throwing a one-hit shutout against the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader, then hitting two home runs in the second game, another combination without precedent. ďIn our lifetime, weíve never seen anything like it,Ē says Manny Machado, the San Diego Padresí All-Star third baseman. ďI didnít believe it when he first came over here, that it would be possible. But heís proven me and a lot of other people wrong.Ē'

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October 2nd, 2023 at 4:39:39 AM permalink
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the NFL is embarrassing itself imo with all of this attention to Taylor Swift

I get it - they want to attract new and young fans

but still - it's a terrible distraction - so many have no interest in her or her music

who cares___________?

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October 2nd, 2023 at 5:01:56 AM permalink
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the NFL is embarrassing itself imo with all of this attention to Taylor Swift

I get it - they want to attract new and young fans

but still - it's a terrible distraction - so many have no interest in her or her music

who cares___________?

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I does not bother me one iota. I think it may even add 1% to my enjoyment of the telecasts. I could not name a single song of hers. I know of no other person who would agree with the term Ďterrible distractioní when they show a hot blond cheering for a few seconds after a Kelce TD.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 5:54:07 AM permalink
The number of "followers" on social media of the Kansas City Chiefs went up by 200,000 this past week, and the followers of Travis Kelce went up 400,000. Even if you are not among them, it doesn't mean that anybody in the NFL is embarrassing themselves.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 7:05:58 AM permalink
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Travis Kelce is a great player - the link, nfl.com lists him as currently the 5th best player in the league

they list no. 4 as Nick Bosa, no. 3 as Jalen Hurts and no. 2 as Justin Jefferson

I don't think it's right or fair that Kelce gets so much more attention than players more impactful than him because of who he's dating

it's ridiculous to me

I don't care if it's great for the Chiefs or Kelce or the Swifties or for Swift herself__________- I don't give a flying **** about that

and I don't think she's super hot like Soopoo does - her looks are a dime a dozen - tens of thousands of females in the U.S. look as good or better than her

and as for her music - I've linked for everybody an anti-Swift web page from reddit - enjoy


https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/upl28l/taylor_swift_sucks/?rdt=36336


https://www.nfl.com/news/top-100-players-of-2023-nos-10-1-patrick-mahomes-justin-jefferson


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October 2nd, 2023 at 7:18:12 AM permalink
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Travis Kelce is a great player - the link, nfl.com lists him as currently the 5th best player in the league

they list no. 4 as Nick Bosa, no. 3 as Jalen Hurts and no. 2 as Justin Jefferson

I don't think it's right or fair that Kelce gets so much more attention than players more impactful than him because of who he's dating

it's ridiculous to me

I don't care if it's great for the Chiefs or Kelce or the Swifties or for Swift herself__________- I don't give a flying **** about that

and I don't think she's super hot like Soopoo does - her looks are a dime a dozen - tens of thousands of females in the U.S. look as good or better than her

and as for her music - I've linked for everybody an anti-Swift web page from reddit - enjoy


https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/upl28l/taylor_swift_sucks/?rdt=36336


https://www.nfl.com/news/top-100-players-of-2023-nos-10-1-patrick-mahomes-justin-jefferson


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We get it. You donít like her. But the NFL isnít making a mistake to highlight her. Itís doing what the NFL does, following the money . . .
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Quote: lilredrooster

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Travis Kelce is a great player - the link, nfl.com lists him as currently the 5th best player in the league

they list no. 4 as Nick Bosa, no. 3 as Jalen Hurts and no. 2 as Justin Jefferson

I don't think it's right or fair that Kelce gets so much more attention than players more impactful than him because of who he's dating

it's ridiculous to me

I don't care if it's great for the Chiefs or Kelce or the Swifties or for Swift herself__________- I don't give a flying **** about that

and I don't think she's super hot like Soopoo does - her looks are a dime a dozen - tens of thousands of females in the U.S. look as good or better than her

and as for her music - I've linked for everybody an anti-Swift web page from reddit - enjoy


https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/upl28l/taylor_swift_sucks/?rdt=36336


https://www.nfl.com/news/top-100-players-of-2023-nos-10-1-patrick-mahomes-justin-jefferson


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We get it. You donít like her. But the NFL isnít making a mistake to highlight her. Itís doing what the NFL does, following the money . . .
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My view is I don't dislike HER, but I do think that as someone who couldn't care less about her the amount of attention and camera views DURING THE GAME that I have no option but to watch other than turning off the games, is rather obnoxious and agitating. Can't even mute it. I don't dislike her....the coverage annoys the shit out of me. I don't dislike Drake or Spike Lee either but their coverage is annoying as hell when I actually did want to watch a basketball game.

Her looks, meh, above average but who cares, it's an incredible phenomenon what insane wealth before 30 does to the attractiveness/physical desirability of someone who you wouldn't otherwise notice on the street though.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 8:47:46 AM permalink
The KC Chiefs organization has expressly taken the position that the Taylor Swift thing is just a possible disruption that doesn't merit their attention and that Travis Kelce is one player out of 53 and that they don't wish to give him a disproportionate amount of attention and publicity.

It is ESPN (DIsney) and the TV networks that are making decisions to show Taylor Swift in the box at the game. It has literally increased the TV ratings of that game.

I watch a lot of professional tennis, and at the big matches the TV cameras are constantly showing us the NBA stars, Hollywood/Broadway stars, British royalty and Michelle Obama when they are in the audience. I think it's fun, it shows that the sport is popular and that this particular sporting event is not some god-forsaken backwater in human society. I can't understand why video showing Taylor Swift is more objectionable than the zillions of commercials encouraging me to bundle home and auto.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 8:56:14 AM permalink
The Jets had a receiver that was married to a country music star. It wasn't a big deal.. Wasn't there a QB who was married to a superstar model? ANYTHING that can help people sit through a Jet game has to be a good thing.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 9:26:16 AM permalink
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The Jets had a receiver that was married to a country music star. It wasn't a big deal..
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October 2nd, 2023 at 10:26:04 AM permalink
The Bills have won the last 3 games by 28 or more points. I doubt that is a frequent occurrence.

Including their week one debacle, they are still +21 per game.

Iíd take them over every team right now other than the 49ers.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 10:28:26 AM permalink
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The Bills have won the last 3 games by 28 or more points. I doubt that is a frequent occurrence.

Including their week one debacle, they are still +21 per game.

Iíd take them over every team right now other than the 49ers.
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They are playing great. Theyíve got a tough three game stretch starting end of Nov: @Eagles, bye, @Chiefs, Dallas.
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As much as it pains me to say this, we now have an almost definitive answer to the question of who was more important to the Patriots dynasty, Brady or Belichick...
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October 2nd, 2023 at 11:23:18 AM permalink
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As much as it pains me to say this, we now have an almost definitive answer to the question of who was more important to the Patriots dynasty, Brady or Belichick...
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I was thinking the same exact thing yesterday. Sad.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 3:47:34 PM permalink
Happy Mixtape Monday featuring "the Pistol" Pete Maravich, one of the most innovative and creative players the game has ever seen. Some good defense in that video and it just doesn't seem to matter at all.

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October 3rd, 2023 at 2:01:04 AM permalink
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great post Mac - it's almost like the dude completely re-invented the game

Pistol's Dad - Press Maravich - was his Coach in college where he averaged 44 per game - his fg % at .438 was kinna soft

I think he took about 36 shots per game - it must have been quite strange for other players on the team even as great as he was

but overall, they must have loved the experience of getting to play on the same team with him

YT delivers the goods - just about every time - so great to have it available

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October 3rd, 2023 at 4:25:39 AM permalink
This Taylor Swift thing isn't the first time...


Think...Jessica Simpson
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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October 4th, 2023 at 3:07:34 AM permalink
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strong feelings from many others about the Taylor Swift thing

from the article:

"After the bad reaction in social networks, the NFL deleted the reference to Taylor Swift from Instagram, in addition to removing her cover photo on the league's X (Formerly Twitter) account and another reference in the bio section."


https://www.marca.com/en/nfl/2023/10/03/651bdd89ca4741cf5b8b4599.html

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October 5th, 2023 at 3:02:53 AM permalink
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the Rays were swept out of the playoffs and have other big problems re their proposed new stadium and attendance

you don't often hear about MLB teams who had a winning record over .600 for the regular season as the Rays did having problems like this - pretty interesting - to me, anyway


from the article:


"Worse than that, their quixotic effort to turn St. Petersburg into a baseball town was exposed on national television as cameras panned over the half-empty stadium.

When the Rays announced an attendance of 19,704 for Game 1, the conclusion was startling: IT WAS THE LOWEST ATTENDANCE FOR A PLAYOFF GAME (excluding the 2020 COVID season) SINCE GAME 7 OF THE 1919 WORLD SERIES "






https://theathletic.com/4931582/2023/10/04/rays-wild-card-empty-seats/

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October 5th, 2023 at 6:19:57 AM permalink
The location of the stadium has a lot to do with it. The new stadium will be better located, with public transportation nearby.
If the Yankees played forty miles from NYC, they'd have trouble filling their place too.
Between the distance and the horrible ballpark, I don't blame fans.
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October 5th, 2023 at 6:58:52 AM permalink
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The location of the stadium has a lot to do with it. The new stadium will be better located, with public transportation nearby.
If the Yankees played forty miles from NYC, they'd have trouble filling their place too.
Between the distance and the horrible ballpark, I don't blame fans.
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Spot on about location and dismal ballpark, but isn't their new stadium going up in pretty much the same place? I have serious doubts that the attendance will improve, even with a shiny new ballpark. Unless the Yankees or Red Sox are in town, I would continue to expect about 5,000 fans a night.

Maybe if they moved it to downtown Tampa, they would have a chance, but I doubt even that would make much of a difference.
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October 5th, 2023 at 7:22:42 AM permalink
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The location of the stadium has a lot to do with it. The new stadium will be better located, with public transportation nearby.
If the Yankees played forty miles from NYC, they'd have trouble filling their place too.
Between the distance and the horrible ballpark, I don't blame fans.
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Spot on about location and dismal ballpark, but isn't their new stadium going up in pretty much the same place? I have serious doubts that the attendance will improve, even with a shiny new ballpark. Unless the Yankees or Red Sox are in town, I would continue to expect about 5,000 fans a night.

Maybe if they moved it to downtown Tampa, they would have a chance, but I doubt even that would make much of a difference.
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I thought the new stadium was being built in Tampa, but have not followed it closely.
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October 6th, 2023 at 2:08:54 AM permalink
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ferocious back in the day HOF Chicago Bears Linebacker Dick Butkus has passed - R.I.P.






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October 6th, 2023 at 6:43:13 AM permalink
And da bears snapped their 14 game losing streak last night beating the commanders 40-20
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October 6th, 2023 at 9:49:56 AM permalink
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the Rays were swept out of the playoffs and have other big problems re their proposed new stadium and attendance

you don't often hear about MLB teams who had a winning record over .600 for the regular season as the Rays did having problems like this - pretty interesting - to me, anyway





Have you been to their stadium? Tropicana field makes the Oakland A's stadium look nice.
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October 8th, 2023 at 2:29:09 PM permalink
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I loved watching the NBA back in the day - and now trying to compare players then to players now
Elgin Baylor was a truly great power forward - one year he averaged 38 points and 19 rebounds per game
but I have to admit in terms of raw ability he was not the equal of Lebron - not really even close
the players of today are almost like Supermen - stronger, bigger, faster, jump higher
I'm trying to imagine what the skill level will be like in 20 years time - it will be mind boggling

the only 2 back in the day players that I believe could match up successfully with the players of today were Wilt and Kareem

some of those out there today and in prior years were in the same league as those two

but I don't believe anybody out there at any time could simply use them up -

they were just too, too great

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October 9th, 2023 at 10:31:21 AM permalink
Happy Mixtape Monday, continuing the trend of creative ballhandlers ahead of their time featuring Nick "the quick" Van Exel.

Only 1 all star appearance, would have loved to have seen him enter the league 20 years later and play in todays NBA. With the pace the game is played now and the spacing of rarely being more than one player on the floor who isn't a 3 point threat, it would be nearly impossible to keep him from getting into the lane. On the other hand, he'd probably be targeted ruthlessly on defense as you rarely see anyone under 6'3 as a NBA starter anymore.

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October 9th, 2023 at 11:02:20 AM permalink
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Wow_____!!!!_________great post______!!!

usually if a player beats another player off the dribble it's by a half step or at most a full step

this dude beats the defenders by several feet -

spectacular - you don't see this kinna thing very often - very rarely - the only one I can think of anything like him was Tiny Archibald -

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October 9th, 2023 at 3:41:29 PM permalink
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Happy Mixtape Monday, continuing the trend of creative ballhandlers ahead of their time featuring Nick "the quick" Van Exel.

Only 1 all star appearance, would have loved to have seen him enter the league 20 years later and play in todays NBA. With the pace the game is played now and the spacing of rarely being more than one player on the floor who isn't a 3 point threat, it would be nearly impossible to keep him from getting into the lane. On the other hand, he'd probably be targeted ruthlessly on defense as you rarely see anyone under 6'3 as a NBA starter anymore.



I enjoyed watching him play in the Bob Huggins system at Cincinnati.
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October 11th, 2023 at 1:43:39 PM permalink
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Mac posted Nick "The Quick" so I thought I'd post about a somewhat similar player - Nate "Tiny" Archibald - aka "Nate the Skate"

listed at 6'1" many claimed he was actually under 6'0" - 5'10 or 5'11"

in '72/'73 he became the only player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring - 34 - and assists - 11.4

he got a Championship in '81 with the Celts and Larry Bird

the little dude would go up in the face of anybody - no matter how big or tall or strong they were

many interesting comments about him in the vid from other NBA greats






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