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Offline AndyMacFAIL

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2011, 01:13:08 am »
Good article at Sports Illustrated on Randy Poffo's baseball career:


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/the_bonus/05/23/macho.man/index.html

make sure you click on the 'rare photos of Randy Savage' link in the article too.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2011, 04:04:01 pm »
Wow that's awesome thanks for the story

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2011, 02:48:59 pm »
The Atlanta Thrashers are no more; all hail the resurrection of the Winnipeg Jets:

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/31/report-move-of-nhls-atlanta-thrashers-to-winnipeg-set/?hpt=hp_t2

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2011, 03:33:38 pm »
I don't think they can call the the Jets, as that franchise is now in Phoenix.   Stupid, yes, but I recall hearing that a couple of weeks ago when this first came up.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2011, 08:12:22 pm »
Incredibly foolish.  If Baseball has done one thing right it has been not letting a city that loses a franchise replace it in 5 years time.  They can suffer for 30 years like Washington.

Speaking of which, I once saw an episode of Jeopardy where the answer was something to do with what franchise moved to Minnesota and the answer was the Washington Senators.  Of course Loveland knew that was incorrect and screamed at Alex Trebeck, who did nothing.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2011, 08:29:11 pm »
Incredibly foolish.  If Baseball has done one thing right it has been not letting a city that loses a franchise replace it in 5 years time.  They can suffer for 30 years like Washington.

Speaking of which, I once saw an episode of Jeopardy where the answer was something to do with what franchise moved to Minnesota and the answer was the Washington Senators.  Of course Loveland knew that was incorrect and screamed at Alex Trebeck, who did nothing.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MIN/

You might've been thinking of the other incarnation of the Washington Senators, who became the Texas Rangers....

...also, the NHL has completely re-structured its financials in the 15 years since the Jets left Winnipeg to allow cities like Winnipeg (and Buffalo... and other small market teams) to be competitive.  They won't draw in the broadcast revenues that Atlanta could potentially bring if they did things right, but they've at least got local (and regional) support, FWIW.

The city that would make the most sense to move a team to, though, would be Hamilton, Ontario.... but Toronto and Buffalo aren't going to like that very much.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2011, 08:56:09 pm »
From wikipedia:

In 1960, Major League Baseball granted the city of Minneapolis an expansion team. Washington owner Calvin Griffith, Clark's nephew and adopted son, requested that he be allowed to move his team to Minneapolis and instead give Washington the expansion team. Upon league approval, the team moved to Minnesota after the 1960 season, setting up shop in Metropolitan Stadium, while Washington fielded a brand new "Washington Senators" (which later became the Texas Rangers prior to the 1972 season).

Don't try to throw down with Trebek.  You won't win.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2011, 09:03:49 pm »
Try telling that to Sean Connery

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2011, 09:08:53 am »
Try telling that to Sean Connery
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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2011, 06:46:00 pm »
C'mon... really... you can't tell me that ANYONE is rooting for the Meat... err, I mean, the Heat...

No one REALLY likes them, right?  C'mon!

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« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2011, 07:19:12 pm »
C'mon... really... you can't tell me that ANYONE is rooting for the Meat... err, I mean, the Heat...

No one REALLY likes them, right?  C'mon!

Well, this former Sox player sporting the 'Ricky Ricardo look' (lower right corner of the 1st photo) is a big time Miami Heat supporter:





http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Say-it-ain-t-Sosa-Sammy-cheers-for-Heat-over-Bu?urn=mlb-wp7692


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Re: Other Sports
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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2011, 11:31:19 am »










Love it!

To hell with LeBron.  Hope he never wins a title.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2011, 10:33:10 pm »
To LeBron and Luongo:  my finals heroes!  Choke artists:


Ha-Ha

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2011, 10:23:26 pm »
How about that -- the Hawks were able to unload Campbell & His Big Contract

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2011, 09:46:03 am »
Now I'll have Mel Allen stuck in my head all day.....

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2011, 04:05:06 pm »
Not really a big fan of soccer but glad to see the Lady Yanks advancing in the World Cup.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #67 on: July 13, 2011, 04:09:23 pm »
yep, very cool.  the game sunday was awesome


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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2011, 08:50:30 pm »
Shoeless and MSF happy with your new AD hire?

He did great things for UC. Big LEast is going to maintain its reputation if they cant find ways to hold onto their good staff.

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« Reply #70 on: August 13, 2011, 04:16:30 pm »
I am ok with him, he seems to be a stickler for honesty, and that is cool, no need to cheat. Not sure I am crazy that he appears to be more FB than hoops, I tend to prefer hoops. But he will be better than the idiot they had in the role. They really need to promote themselves more to Chicago. Tough task, but no way NW should be saying they are Chicago's team, that is a joke, right?

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #71 on: September 06, 2011, 10:55:14 am »
I feel SO sorry for Tiki:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Tiki-Barber-remains-unemployed-and-sad?urn=nfl-wp6443

"Where this will leave Tiki Barber the person, I don't know. He's also recently proposed to his girlfriend, the one with whom he was involved while still married to his pregnant wife. So that's good news."

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2011, 12:53:57 pm »
Oskee Wow Wow, b*tches

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #73 on: September 10, 2011, 02:48:59 pm »
Oskee Wow Wow, b*tches

Nice to avoid Mizzou to start the year. Tough one next week tho.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #74 on: September 26, 2011, 02:20:29 pm »
Gonna be up there with the family in mid-December, so I thought I'd take lil' Boat to a Blackhawk game...

Pffffft!  $60 a TICKET to sit in the back of the 300 level.  What a joke.  Who pays that to watch a game that's only slightly more significant than a pre-season tilt?  Insane.

I guess that beats the $160 minimum to sit downstairs, though.

 

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