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Re: college football preseason polls
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Reply to: #259188 by Mn8X
Jul 29, 2008 12:54pm
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Except for that Ohio State #1 part. Auburn and Clemson sure drop dramatically in that poll. Oklahoma is still a little high but they do well in the regular season.

But for a true motivation I like WVU being underrated and overlooked until late November. It fits the 'Eer persona better. The good thing with Rod gone, if we get back in the top 2 we certainly shouldn't overlook anyone especially our traditional arch rival Pitt.

Now is we can just beat Colorado, Auburn and South Florida. But that is getting ahead of myself.

Beat Villanova!
Go Utah beat Michigan!

There that is better living in the moment and all.

All laughs aside it should be fun doing the college bowl challenge again this year. Did you by any chance end up with my WVU-Oklahoma Fiesta Bowl stamp? If so I would love to trade one of other stamps I got for it! I have a Buckeye and Clemson one!
Re: college football preseason polls
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Reply to: #259188 by Mn8X
Jul 29, 2008 12:58pm
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WOW Wake Forest goes 11-0 and is ranked 7th behind three teams with a loss. Looks like the ACC is getting NO RESPECT! Kind of where the Big East was supposed to be once Miami, Va Tech, Boston College left. Looks like there presence in the ACC has instilled a death spiral for football in the ACC. Particularly with Florida State and Miami hovering around .500 records.
Re: college football preseason polls
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Reply to: #259213 by IrishRef
Jul 29, 2008 1:01pm
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Florida football pecking order:

1 Florida Gators
2 South Florida Bulls
3-5 Toss up between Florida State, Miami, and Central Florida Knights
6. Florida International
REDWINGS!!!
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Jul 31, 2008 5:04pm
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I am going out on a limb here...but I pick the MIGHTY MIGHTY REDWINGS from the one and only true HOCKEYTOWN...to repeat their feat again this year...HOOAAHHH!!!!
be safe...
BR1
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260415 by BigRedOne
Jul 31, 2008 5:16pm
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I pick the MIGHTY MIGHTY REDWINGS from the one and only true HOCKEYTOWN...to repeat their feat again this year...


Dream on, big guy!
Sharks have a new coach (straight from a successful engagement at the aforementioned so-called hockeytown), and I am REALLY itching to change the name of my Shark Tank Letterbox from "Maybe Next Year" to "Finally This Year!"

-wassamatta_u
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260415 by BigRedOne
Jul 31, 2008 5:26pm
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Quote I pick the MIGHTY MIGHTY REDWINGS


We know how much you love Ohio teams...are you sure you don't want to pick the Blue Jackets???

(J/K)
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260426 by Mn8X
Jul 31, 2008 5:39pm
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Who the heck are the blue jackets???...if they aren't part of the original 8 they aren't sheisse...go WINGS!!!...
Sorry to burst your bubble my dear misguided friend from sanjose...but there is a reason the sharks have the new coach...he couldn't cut it in Hockeytown...or else he would still be there...HAHAHAHA...
BE SAFE...
BR1
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260440 by BigRedOne
Aug 1, 2008 12:04am
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Who the heck are the blue jackets???


HaHa. I think Peca just signed with them.
TAWLK TO ME ANYTIME ABOUT HOCKEY.. (see my PT)
I'm from Buffalo, the closest thing to Canada and a hockey mindset.

70 days till my Sabres drop the puck.................
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260419 by wassamatta u
Aug 1, 2008 12:24am
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Sharks have a new coach (straight from a successful engagement at the aforementioned so-called hockeytown)


Let me tell you something wassa. Sharks just lost their rental d-man (Campbell) from Buffalo to CHiCAGO Who also has Patrick Kane (BUFFALO NATIVE), Jonathan Toews, and Huet in Net.

Not to mention Scotty Bowman just went there. If only Havlat could stay healthy...

AND Buffalo just got Rivet from SJS :lol:

LET'S TALK HOCKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260440 by BigRedOne
Aug 1, 2008 12:36am
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Who the heck are the blue jackets???...if they aren't part of the original 8 they aren't sheisse...go WINGS!!!...
Umm.. The originals were 6 not 8: Detroit, NYR, Habs, Leafs, Boston, & Blackhawks.

MY SABRES were in the second expansion in 70/71.

WANNA TALK HOCKEY?? :-D I'm game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260582 by GreatBigSabres
Aug 1, 2008 1:04am
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You are right about the Originals...my bad for miscounting...and I bet Scotty Bowman doesn't last as long in SJ as he did before in HOCKEYTOWN...but I do admit he is he winningest coach around...but he still isn't in HOCKEYTOWN...now if only someone would off those losers with the funny name from that Disney movie...be safe...
BR1
Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Aug 1, 2008 2:55am
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Interesting trade triangle. Did the Dodgers hit a jackpot or go bust?
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Reply to: #260595 by IrishRef
Aug 1, 2008 4:59am
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Two months of Manny Ramirez...and then a fairly quick exit in the playoffs, should they manage to even qualify.

I wouldn't think that is hitting the jackpot.

I doubt Manny stays in LA even if they try to resign him at the end of the year.

Look at his OPS...it's been falling for 2 years...with Boras negotiating the contract this time around, I would not want my team to overpay for a Hall of Famer whose skills are degrading and who brings so much baggage with him.

--GoSox
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Reply to: #260614 by GoSox
Aug 1, 2008 5:35am
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In a division where the top two teams are struggling to be above .500 with rather weak offenses he could be the difference in making the playoffs. Once in the door anything can happen (like the Rockies surprise last year).
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Reply to: #260622 by IrishRef
Aug 1, 2008 8:05am
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Anything can happen, sure.

But what happened to the Rockies? They were swept in the series.

Maybe we have a different opinion about what hitting the jackpot means....

I don't see anybody beating the Angels at this point, and I don't think anyone but the Cubs have a shot at beating an AL team in the Series, but that's just an opinion.

The Dodgers now have 5 outfielders for 3 positions, and with the injury problems in the rotation, I think the Dodgers would have helped themselves better by doing something to bolster a group that is hardly menacing with Lowe and Billingsley in the first two spots.

You make yourself better by adding a Hall of Famer to your club for 2 months, but I don't think the Dodgers made a move that really puts them any closer to a title.
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Reply to: #260712 by GoSox
Aug 1, 2008 9:00am
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The Dodgers now have 5 outfielders for 3 positions, and with the injury problems in the rotation, I think the Dodgers would have helped themselves better by doing something to bolster a group that is hardly menacing with Lowe and Billingsley in the first two spots.

You make yourself better by adding a Hall of Famer to your club for 2 months, but I don't think the Dodgers made a move that really puts them any closer to a title.


I couldn't agree more. I am not sure how much Manny is going to help with their less than steller pitching.

I am just glad he did not end up on the Mets (not that they don't have a ton of issues themselves)
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Reply to: #260754 by SlowFoot
Aug 1, 2008 9:14am
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Yeah, who are they going to sit?

Pierre? Leads the team in SB
Manny? You don't trade for him to not play him
Andruw? He sucks but makes nearly 15 million dollars...
Ethier? or Kemp? Stats very similar and both deserve to be playing over Pierre and Andruw.
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Reply to: #260712 by GoSox
Aug 1, 2008 9:21am
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Quote You make yourself better by adding a Hall of Famer to your club for 2 months

If you're talking about Manny, he's currently only in the "Hall of Whiners"! That guy has way too much baggage for a true professional. Can't wait to see him cut that mop and be corralled in by some other management. Good luck to them! Manny's real claim to fame is his bad attitude. You can call him "Mr Nohustle". Besides hitting, he's a very weak player on the field and cancerous in the clubhouse........ good riddance!

The Merry Pranksters
Morgantown distractions
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Aug 1, 2008 11:00am
Musings from WVU world.

#1 Thuggins (Coach Huggins) Ball is here. He screamed at Alexander into the NBA draft and now two players were arrested for underage drinking, resisting arrest etc. Okay only one of them was a Huggins recruit

#2 The baseball coach is not "high" on black players? So said Patrick White (Heisman candidate again who is continually drafted by Major League Baseball teams. Of course he recanted his comments later.

#3 The school will have a new President forcing out Garrison. Main reason was the degree awarded but not earned by the Governor's daughter.

Let's Play some football already!
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260584 by BigRedOne
Aug 1, 2008 12:06pm
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Bowman went to Chicago as the team's senior adviser of hockey operations. The San Jose Sharks hired former Detroit Red Wings assistant Todd McLellan as their head coach.
I just missed meeting Scotty on Wednesday when he visited my place of employment. I would love to have chatted with him.

Anyway, for all the hockey fans out there, how does one go about coordinating a stamp challenge; One in which several get together and carve and plant the logo for all 30 teams?
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Reply to: #260712 by GoSox
Aug 1, 2008 2:12pm
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Quote I don't see anybody beating the Angels at this point, and I don't think anyone but the Cubs have a shot at beating an AL team in the Series, but that's just an opinion.


Well the Dodgers took the recent series with the Angels 2-1. Way back in the spring the Angels won 2 game to 1. That makes their series for the year 3-3. The Angels are beatable. The Cubs! Are you serious? We are talking about the Cubs here. Where's Bartman?
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Reply to: #260852 by GreatBigSabres
Aug 1, 2008 3:00pm
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Nashville Predators are already carved and planted!
RLL

(but I'll carve again, if you like :-)
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Reply to: #260773 by The Merry Pranksters
Aug 2, 2008 7:11am
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I appreciate your anger...and I understand that your comments are basically an ad hominem, but I think you should revisit his work defensively so that you can stay true to the facts.

He is constantly among leaders in outfield assists, no doubt helped my the Green Monster.

He has also worked very hard in the outfield to improve his abilities. He is no Gold Glove, but you should at least recognize the improvement he has made throughout his career.

You may do that right here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ramirma02.shtml
Re: college football preseason polls
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Reply to: #259038 by Mn8X
Aug 2, 2008 9:53pm
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As long as Ohio State stays in the #1 spot, it's all good!

O-H


I-O!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(sorry I am a little behind on my board reading or I would have had your back sooner!)

GO BUCKEYES!

I like seeing Michigan waaaaay down at #47. LOL
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
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Reply to: #260773 by The Merry Pranksters
Aug 3, 2008 7:22am
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Quote If you're talking about Manny, he's currently only in the "Hall of Whiners"! That guy has way too much baggage for a true professional. Can't wait to see him cut that mop and be corralled in by some other management. Good luck to them! Manny's real claim to fame is his bad attitude. You can call him "Mr Nohustle". Besides hitting, he's a very weak player on the field and cancerous in the clubhouse........ good riddance!


Well he is batting .500 with a slugging percentage of .875 in his first two games. Maybe he will do much better without the Red Sox baggage. How amazing how Boston fans love a player then degrade them irregardless of past accomplishments and spit them out like sour milk. I used to root for the Red Sox to beat the Evil Empire. Now they act just like the Yankees. Go Rays, Go Dodgers!
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260577 by GreatBigSabres
Aug 3, 2008 4:06pm
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Quote I'm from Buffalo, the closest thing to Canada and a hockey mindset.


dude I am from the UP of MI...crossing into Canada was a highschool pasttime to get tore up from the floor up...not to mention having lived in Detroit in the early 90's...so I can talk Hockey...
plus my former LTC (GOD rest his soul) and I used to be on mission in Iraq during my first tour and that is all we did was talk hockey to pass the time...his son was on a farm team for the st louis blues...and he was from Buffalo...
be safe...
BR1
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #260852 by GreatBigSabres
Aug 3, 2008 4:08pm
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I call the REDWINGS LOGO...the flying wheel...HOOAH...
be safe...
BR1
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #261634 by BigRedOne
Aug 3, 2008 4:11pm
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hey Wassa has already carved one for the perinneal losers...the sharks...kinda like that team from south of the border...and they won the Toledo War...and MI got the YOOP...thank GOD...
be safe...
BR1
Retire already
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Aug 3, 2008 4:18pm
Brett Farve...just retire already...you waffle and flip flop more than Obama...who has no substance or backbone...
be safe...
BR1
Re: REDWINGS!!!
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Reply to: #261633 by BigRedOne
Aug 3, 2008 8:24pm
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dude I am from the UP of MI...not to mention having lived in Detroit in the early 90's...so I can talk Hockey...


Just change "dude" to "hockey chick" and we're all good!

I'll post a separate message for hockey fanatics!