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#1 Eleven

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

I'll start it off with baseball playoffs beginning tomorrow!  I hate the idea of one-game series as too chancy, but I love the idea for the tension and excitement.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

interestingly, the new playoff format is having no effect on the current situation in the AL. The Rangers and O's would be playing a one game playoff either way.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:02 PM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 04 October 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

interestingly, the new playoff format is having no effect on the current situation in the AL. The Rangers and O's would be playing a one game playoff either way.

I honestly hadn't realized that.  Interesting.

I would love to see Washington make it to the WS out of the NL though.  I like how they've rebuilt that team.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 04 October 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

I honestly hadn't realized that.  Interesting.

I would love to see Washington make it to the WS out of the NL though.  I like how they've rebuilt that team.

You mean my freakin' Expos ... :censored: !

EDIT:  Thanks 11, for making a new thread.

Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 04 October 2012 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 04 October 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:

You mean my freakin' Expos ... :censored: !

EDIT:  Thanks 11, for making a new thread.

umm... :angel:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 04 October 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

umm... :angel:

Just to tidy things up.

My post was expressing my pissed offness at the Expos move, not the fact that 11 started the thread.

Seriously, 11 thanks.  This way we get to keep the futbal thread.  Thanks.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 04 October 2012 - 03:23 PM, said:

Just to tidy things up.

My post was expressing my pissed offness at the Expos move, not the fact that 11 started the thread.

Seriously, 11 thanks.  This way we get to keep the futbal thread.  Thanks.
I was an Expos fan for 20 years.  They moved to Washington right after I left Washington.  That's frustrating.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

I just shouted "he tagged herring toss!" in my cube. So lots of Internet points for you Mr Eleven.

Anywhooo...I'm excited for the start of the MLB playoffs (especially with no hockey).  As I will be there next weekend, I'm hoping Detroit will be home.  Does anyone know the scenarios that could make that happen?

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

View PostEleven, on 04 October 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

I'll start it off with baseball playoffs beginning tomorrow!  I hate the idea of one-game series as too chancy, but I love the idea for the tension and excitement.

I like that winning the division actually carries more weight now. That and they got rid of the stupid rule that doesn't allow an in division first round matchup.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

View Postgohansrage, on 04 October 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

I just shouted "he tagged herring toss!" in my cube. So lots of Internet points for you Mr Eleven.

Anywhooo...I'm excited for the start of the MLB playoffs (especially with no hockey).  As I will be there next weekend, I'm hoping Detroit will be home.  Does anyone know the scenarios that could make that happen?
There is no such scenario.  Under this completely idiotic new scheme, the team with home field advantage starts with two games on the road.  So Oakland is at Detroit on Saturday and Sunday before the best-of-five series shifts to Oakland (meaning Oakland, with home field advantage, might have only one home game).

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

View PostEleven, on 04 October 2012 - 05:02 PM, said:

There is no such scenario.  Under this completely idiotic new scheme, the team with home field advantage starts with two games on the road.  So Oakland is at Detroit on Saturday and Sunday before the best-of-five series shifts to Oakland (meaning Oakland, with home field advantage, might have only one home game).

Thank you.  That is idiotic andOakland must be really mad as Detroit is the worst road team in the AL playoffs at 38-43 on the road.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Anyone out there follow rugby?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

View PostHank, on 05 October 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:

Anyone out there follow rugby?

I didn't know there was anything to follow in the US.

My roomate in college played so I would occasionally watch his games and practice a little. It's a super fun game.  Do you play?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

Jello wrestling?

The closest I've come is sliding into a pool of jello for cancer research.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

View PostHank, on 05 October 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:

Anyone out there follow rugby?
Coed nake Rugby?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

View PostHank, on 05 October 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:

Anyone out there follow rugby?

I don't follow rugby, but it's definitely an awesome sport.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 05 October 2012 - 11:59 AM, said:

I don't follow rugby, but it's definitely an awesome sport.

Yeah, it's tough to follow in the US.  Once in a while, if it's on and I have nothing to do (rare), I'll watch it and really enjoy it.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 05 October 2012 - 08:48 AM, said:

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Definitely awesome! It warms an emigrant heart to see the old country well remembered in my new homeland. It's also quite amusing to see how much 'Little Norway' does not resemble actual Norway.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

View PostLaFontaineToMogilny, on 05 October 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

Definitely awesome! It warms an emigrant heart to see the old country well remembered in my new homeland. It's also quite amusing to see how much 'Little Norway' does not resemble actual Norway.

We went to Norway (Oslo) when visiting my sister-in-law in Denmark.  Loved it.

The photo was from some place in Alaska with a pretty large Norweigian population.  You are right ... it really looks nothing like the real thing.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:56 PM

Umm, I'm kind of rooting for the Cards, but the infield fly rule on a ball hit 50 yards past the infield?  Really?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:33 PM

View PostEleven, on 05 October 2012 - 06:56 PM, said:

Umm, I'm kind of rooting for the Cards, but the infield fly rule on a ball hit 50 yards past the infield?  Really?

I haven't seen a shafting like this since No Goal.  Absolutely unreal.  And no, I don't expect that Chipper hit to lead to a rally.  I'm a Braves fan, but not a big baseball fan (distant 4th on my sports list), I'd be freaking out right now if I truly loved the sport.

Edited by TrueBluePhD, 05 October 2012 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 05 October 2012 - 07:33 PM, said:

I haven't seen a shafting like this since No Goal.  Absolutely unreal.  And no, I don't expect that Chipper hit to lead to a rally.  I'm a Braves fan, but not a big baseball fan (distant 4th on my sports list), I'd be freaking out right now if I truly loved the sport.
A good friend who is a student of baseball (you know the type, he knows every batting average since Ty Cobb) says that this is the best case since the George Brett pine tar game for a protest to be upheld.  That doesn't mean it will be, of course; just that it's the best one since then.  Our collective opinion is that Selig would never let the precious game that he ruined be further tarnished by a replay starting from that horrible call.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

Anyone else watch PBR (Bull Riding)? It seems like every Friday the lady and I end up sitting on the couch with it on, to the point where we're getting to have favorite riders and bulls. These guys make the Sabres look like Jell-o.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

Baseball is geh.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

UB is threatening to finish the first quarter with a lead.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

View Postgohansrage, on 05 October 2012 - 09:09 AM, said:



I didn't know there was anything to follow in the US.

My roomate in college played so I would occasionally watch his games and practice a little. It's a super fun game.  Do you play?

I played for about 16 years. I learned the game when I was in Germany in 92 and played for Kaiserslataurn (military side 92-94) and Stuttgart B side (German club 94). That's back when there were still a few Canadian bases over there. We had a pretty decent military league with teams from the army, Air Force, Canada and England. Most bases/military communities sponsored a team and we had a full schedule to include a playoffs and championship. I played for the fort Rucker military side from 95 - 00, Seoul in 01, and from 02-08 I played for Hopkinsville between deployments with a brief stint for Nashville.

Buffalo actually has a good team. They are a division two side who have Made it to the sweet 16 seven straight years, have been in existence for 40 years, and do a lot of work in the community. If anyone's interested check them out at buffalorugby.org. Lockport also has a club, sometimes I would play a B side game with them when I was home on leave. During my break in service I tried to start a club in olean, but failed miserably.

As far as viewing goes, Direct TV viewers can find rugby on channels 490 & 491, they have exclusive broadcast rights to the super 15, which features five teams each from Australia, South Africa and new zealand. In my opinion this is the best rugby there is, thier season runs from February - may, the team I cheer for is the waratahs. DirectTV also shows six nations rugby(England, wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Italy) and tri-nations rugby(Australia, South Africa, New Zealand) which is now called the rugby championship with the inclusion of Argentina. They also have the Heineken cup, which is the rugby equivalent to soccers UEFA champions league, I cheer for Munster in this tournament.

Fox soccer plus also shows a lot of rugby, both northern and Southern Hemisphere and both union and league. For those of you that are not familiar with the difference between union and league, the main difference is that union is similar to soccer in that play is continuous, and league is similar to football in that you have six tackles(downs) to score and on the sixth down you usually punt the ball away.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

View Postkorab rules, on 05 October 2012 - 11:13 PM, said:

Baseball is geh.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

View PostHank, on 06 October 2012 - 12:11 PM, said:

I played for about 16 years. I learned the game when I was in Germany in 92 and played for Kaiserslataurn (military side 92-94) and Stuttgart B side (German club 94). That's back when there were still a few Canadian bases over there. We had a pretty decent military league with teams from the army, Air Force, Canada and England. Most bases/military communities sponsored a team and we had a full schedule to include a playoffs and championship. I played for the fort Rucker military side from 95 - 00, Seoul in 01, and from 02-08 I played for Hopkinsville between deployments with a brief stint for Nashville.

Buffalo actually has a good team. They are a division two side who have Made it to the sweet 16 seven straight years, have been in existence for 40 years, and do a lot of work in the community. If anyone's interested check them out at buffalorugby.org. Lockport also has a club, sometimes I would play a B side game with them when I was home on leave. During my break in service I tried to start a club in olean, but failed miserably.

As far as viewing goes, Direct TV viewers can find rugby on channels 490 & 491, they have exclusive broadcast rights to the super 15, which features five teams each from Australia, South Africa and new zealand. In my opinion this is the best rugby there is, thier season runs from February - may, the team I cheer for is the waratahs. DirectTV also shows six nations rugby(England, wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Italy) and tri-nations rugby(Australia, South Africa, New Zealand) which is now called the rugby championship with the inclusion of Argentina. They also have the Heineken cup, which is the rugby equivalent to soccers UEFA champions league, I cheer for Munster in this tournament.

Fox soccer plus also shows a lot of rugby, both northern and Southern Hemisphere and both union and league. For those of you that are not familiar with the difference between union and league, the main difference is that union is similar to soccer in that play is continuous, and league is similar to football in that you have six tackles(downs) to score and on the sixth down you usually punt the ball away.
League has fewer players, too, right?Fox Soccer Plus actually has some rugby on right now.  It's better than watching UB lose.

EDIT:  It looks like the game I'm watching is the English league final.  It is wild!  The final of just about any league usually is, though.

Edited by Eleven, 06 October 2012 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

Atlanta Braves got jobbed last night..

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

View PostEleven, on 06 October 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:


League has fewer players, too, right?Fox Soccer Plus actually has some rugby on right now.  It's better than watching UB lose.

EDIT:  It looks like the game I'm watching is the English league final.  It is wild!  The final of just about any league usually is, though.

Yes, union has 15 per side and league has 13. Leeds v Warrington was the grand final, it was live, and it was awesome!

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

Anyone hear there's a movement ( supported by Martina N ) to eliminate the grunts and screaming from women's tennis. To be honest I really like the back and forth of it. Thoughts ?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

View Postbunomatic, on 07 October 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:

Anyone hear there's a movement ( supported by Martina N ) to eliminate the grunts and screaming from women's tennis. To be honest I really like the back and forth of it. Thoughts ?
It should cut down on the stabbing.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:08 AM

View Postbunomatic, on 07 October 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:

Anyone hear there's a movement ( supported by Martina N ) to eliminate the grunts and screaming from women's tennis. To be honest I really like the back and forth of it. Thoughts ?

They should keep the grunts and screaming.  It makes my naughty parts tingle.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

Yesterday was great.  At 24-3 I was able to make the easy decision to watch baseball instead.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

For the Rugby fans out there ...

http://edition.cnn.c....html?hpt=hp_c4

I don't follow the sport.  Never really understood it.  There don't appear to be many rules, from the few matches I have watched.

My cousin is a huge fan, player (in his younger years) and coach.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:35 AM

View PostHank, on 05 October 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:

Anyone out there follow rugby?

League or Union?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:40 AM

View Postbunomatic, on 07 October 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:

Anyone hear there's a movement ( supported by Martina N ) to eliminate the grunts and screaming from women's tennis. To be honest I really like the back and forth of it. Thoughts ?
Nobody tells my women sharapova she cant grunt and scream!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:01 PM

View PostHank, on 05 October 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:

Anyone out there follow rugby?

For some odd reason, reading this story made my stomach hurt.

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t3

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

View Postbunomatic, on 07 October 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:

Anyone hear there's a movement ( supported by Martina N ) to eliminate the grunts and screaming from women's tennis. To be honest I really like the back and forth of it. Thoughts ?

I have never understood this.  Who cares if they grunt?  Why is this even a big deal?  Tennis is a great spectator and participatory sport but the country club rules need to be dropped.  This isn't 1919 anymore





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