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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:37 PM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 08 October 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:

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

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

At least he maintained a sense of humor.  That blows.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 08 October 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:

At least he maintained a sense of humor. That blows.

Probably not for a while...

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

View Postgohansrage, on 08 October 2012 - 12:25 PM, said:



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

Some players find the excessive grunting of other players to be a distraction.

When Seles was stabbed by a guy who was stalking Graf, there was a lot of speculation that the stabber resented Seles for distracting Graf with her excessive grunting.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

Ichiro with some unorthodox base running. 1-0 Yankees early...still don't get why they play two on the road to open a series in which they have home field advantage.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostEleven, on 08 October 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

Some players find the excessive grunting of other players to be a distraction.

When Seles was stabbed by a guy who was stalking Graf, there was a lot of speculation that the stabber resented Seles for distracting Graf with her excessive grunting.

Maybe? It seems like an excuse for getting beat by a better player.

That being said, when commenters talk about the grunting it doesn't seem like they are objecting for competitive balance, but rather for appearance reason. Like grunting isn't dignified.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

View Postgohansrage, on 08 October 2012 - 09:13 PM, said:

Maybe? It seems like an excuse for getting beat by a better player.

That being said, when commenters talk about the grunting it doesn't seem like they are objecting for competitive balance, but rather for appearance reason. Like grunting isn't dignified.


Monica, better than Steffi? I think not, sir. Not that I think you were trying to start a debate like that, just thought I'd point out that Steffi was twice as good as Monica.

As far as grunting goes...I don't think i really care either way, some are annoying others aren't, I'm pretty sure I did it unconsciously during my tennis career, so i guess i can't condemn it. And i agree with the 1919 comment, I feel that way seeing the players wearing all white a Wimbledon.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:01 AM

View Postubkev, on 08 October 2012 - 09:59 PM, said:

Monica, better than Steffi? I think not, sir. Not that I think you were trying to start a debate like that, just thought I'd point out that Steffi was twice as good as Monica.

As far as grunting goes...I don't think i really care either way, some are annoying others aren't, I'm pretty sure I did it unconsciously during my tennis career, so i guess i can't condemn it. And i agree with the 1919 comment, I feel that way seeing the players wearing all white a Wimbledon.

I keep hoping someone will get a really bad spray tan before thier wimbledon match and sweat stain there white outfit horribly. lol

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:01 AM

View Postgohansrage, on 08 October 2012 - 09:13 PM, said:

Maybe? It seems like an excuse for getting beat by a better player.

Maybe an excuse, but that's what the conversation was when Seles was playing.  I don't really watch tennis anymore, so I don't know if that's the reason today.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 08 October 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:

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

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

See post #36 ... :P .

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 09 October 2012 - 09:48 AM, said:

See post #36 ... :P .
:doh:  D'oh!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:02 PM

View Postubkev, on 08 October 2012 - 09:59 PM, said:

Monica, better than Steffi? I think not, sir. Not that I think you were trying to start a debate like that, just thought I'd point out that Steffi was twice as good as Monica.

As far as grunting goes...I don't think i really care either way, some are annoying others aren't, I'm pretty sure I did it unconsciously during my tennis career, so i guess i can't condemn it. And i agree with the 1919 comment, I feel that way seeing the players wearing all white a Wimbledon.

Agassi is that you? :-P

I just meant in general. Usually these "grunting is awful" statements are pointed at Serena and Venus.  Graff and Seles were really before my time anyway.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 09 October 2012 - 09:50 AM, said:

:doh:  D'oh!

;)  ...

And why would your stomach hurt.

I felt a sypathetic twinge just south of my stomach.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:00 PM

An elimination game tied in the tenth!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

I debated where I should post this ... awesome thread, Fantastic Friday?????

Decided to put it here ...

I usually don't pay any attention to anything ESPN has to say, but I just heard that A-Rod, the prima donnaest prima donna of all, will not be in the Yankee starting lineup for the elimination game today.

:w00t:

Looks good on that jerkoff.

Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 12 October 2012 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 12 October 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

I debated where I should post this ... awesome thread, Fantastic Friday?????

Decided to put it here ...

I usually don't pay any attention to anything ESPN has to say, but I just heard that A-Rod, the prima donnaest prima donna of all, will not be in the Yankee starting lineup for the elimination game today.

:w00t:

Looks good on that jerkoff.

I've heard that too.

As long as the Nats win tonight, I really don't care what happens to the folks in pinstripes this afternoon.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

View PostEleven, on 12 October 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

I've heard that too.

As long as the Nats EXPOS win tonight, I really don't care what happens to the folks in pinstripes this afternoon.

Fixed ... ggguuuurrrrr!  :censored: !!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 12 October 2012 - 03:27 PM, said:

Fixed ... ggguuuurrrrr!  :censored: !!
I'm fine with that.  I was an Expos fan my whole life until they moved and changed the name.

First MLB game I ever went to was at the O.  It was a family trip for that specific purpose.  Damn, I loved that team, and when they moved to DC about three months after I left DC, I felt ironically attached to the Nats.

Edited by Eleven, 12 October 2012 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

6-0 lead and the Natspos are now screwing this up bigtime.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

View PostEleven, on 12 October 2012 - 10:08 PM, said:

6-0 lead and the Natspos are now screwing this up bigtime.

If they blow this I'm gonna be pissed.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 12 October 2012 - 10:23 PM, said:

If they blow this I'm gonna be pissed.
Get ready to be pissed.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

There we go, LaRoche.  Let's get it started and get some runs in.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:15 PM

FFS I was born to follow this Expos/Nats franchise.  Please, give Brett Hull the bat or Scott Norwood the ball on the mound.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:20 PM

This is tragic

I hope the police follow Storen home tonight if the Nats lose... Maybe bring something that can cut rope....

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:21 PM

See what I mean?

Yes, I am enjoying the monologue.  And little else.

View Postd4rksabre, on 12 October 2012 - 11:20 PM, said:

This is tragic

I hope the police follow Storen home tonight if the Nats lose... Maybe bring something that can cut rope....
You can blame Storen if you want; I'll take Johnson.  Resting SS was freaking stupid.  For what?  For third place next year?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:26 PM

View PostEleven, on 12 October 2012 - 11:21 PM, said:

See what I mean?

Yes, I am enjoying the monologue.  And little else.


You can blame Storen if you want; I'll take Johnson.  Resting SS was freaking stupid.  For what?  For third place next year?

They just wanted to make Teddy feel like ###### for winning four races in a row.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:29 PM

And that's it.  Wow.  A 6-0 lead at home, blown.  How the hell does that happen?

Please, someone post some rugby results or something.  Herring toss, even.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:57 AM

View PostEleven, on 12 October 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:

And that's it.  Wow.  A 6-0 lead at home, blown.  How the hell does that happen?

Please, someone post some rugby results or something.  Herring toss, even.
The Cardinals are a World Champion that is not easily giving up their title. It's like that old adage "act like you've been there before." The Cardinals did, they calmly got themselves back in the game. They are the classic team that has been there and done that.

Four all-time classic baseball franchises in the Championship Series. Giants/Cardinals and Yankees/Tigers. There is not a single bad possible match-up for the World Series. I would bet as a sports forum, that posters here could easily name 50 all-time greats from these four franchises. Maybe even 100 considering the Yankees might have 50 themselves.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:39 PM

OU is absolutely violating Texas right now.  36-2 in the second quarter.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

Notre Dame!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 13 October 2012 - 06:11 PM, said:

Notre Dame!
The scene they showed of the horns being played under the Golden Dome was very impressive. Very few things in sports make me go "wow" these days, that made me say "wow."

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

Dumbass tbs announcer after Yanks tied it tonight:  "This is the most incredible thing I've ever seen!"

Ok:  (1)  You need to get out more.  (2) It's not even the most incredible thing (a) in baseball (b) on your network © in the last 22 hours.

This is what makes me happy to have RJ for the Sabres, miss Lorentz, and miss Van Miller.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:23 AM

I love it when Yankees fans cry. Oh life is so hard. That conscious decision to be a fan of the winningest team in baseball sure was difficult.

Yes, let me lick up those tears. I know, I know, my tongue is rough. But it's soothing. Yes, that's it...

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

24 mile jump from space:  http://www.guardian....ive-space-video

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:31 AM

View PostEleven, on 15 October 2012 - 11:05 AM, said:

24 mile jump from space:  http://www.guardian....ive-space-video
Not sure it's a sport, but could definitely live in the awesome thread.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:46 AM

View PostSwampD, on 15 October 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

Not sure it's a sport, but could definitely live in the awesome thread.

It involves jumping and landing.  If NASCAR is a sport, this is a sport, dammit!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

View PostEleven, on 15 October 2012 - 11:05 AM, said:

24 mile jump from space:  http://www.guardian....ive-space-video

Watching it live yesterday was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I'm still awestruck. When he stepped out of the capsule it was....wow.

It's amazing that we've reached a point where an energy drink company can send people to the edge of space because it can. Imagine Coca Cola sending a man into space in the 60s?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

View PostEleven, on 15 October 2012 - 11:05 AM, said:

24 mile jump from space:  http://www.guardian....ive-space-video

Thanks for posting this 11.

Amazing, but the guy is a nutbar, IMO.

Hope he has his depends on.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier again, 65 years after historic flight

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.1183654

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

View PostEleven, on 15 October 2012 - 11:05 AM, said:

24 mile jump from space:  http://www.guardian....ive-space-video

$65 million.  Anyone got change layin' around.  I need to jump.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

View Postnobody, on 15 October 2012 - 11:27 PM, said:

Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier again, 65 years after historic flight

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.1183654

Sweet! What a badass.





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