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Re: College Football Trifecta!
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Reply to: #275563 by Wild Dreams
Aug 31, 2008 2:28pm
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Alabama 34 - Clemson 10.

I knew being ranked #9 was too good to be true!
Clemson was the only team in the top 15 to lose their game. That sucks.)
NASCAR - Chase for the Cup
Board: Sports Emporium
Sep 3, 2008 4:29am
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Just want to make an observation about the Chase for the Cup. This was changed several years ago to breathe life into the late season races and the earning of the NASCAR championships. More like a playoff format.

If you really want drivers/car teams to be motivated for this make it a true playoff situation. Only the cars that qualify would be eligible to race in the final series of races. Imagine the motivation and quality of racing without all those lap cars and non-contenders!
Re: NASCAR - Chase for the Cup
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Reply to: #276680 by IrishRef
Sep 3, 2008 4:43am
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To be sure. Just think of all the lost revenue from the also rans. That is probably why everyone still races even though there are only 10 drivers eligible for the championship. You hate when a contender is taken out because of the dubs like..um never mind. :)

Teacup-trying to be politically correct.
Professional playoff systems
Board: Sports Emporium
Sep 3, 2008 4:45am
"Disclaimer - I think all professional sports are simply entertainment thinly disguised as sports. Therefore, all rules and policies are designed to make the games more exciting and to make the most money possible."

If it were up to me there would be a rule in all professional sports that simply requires all playoff teams to have a winning record.

Current example from MLB: The Diamondbacks and Dodgers are fighting it out for an automatic berth in the NL playoffs for the western division. It is very possible that neither team will have a winning record. Dodgers are 69-70 and are only 1.5 games back. If neither team had a winning record a second wild card would be selected instead. With current standings that would allow the Phillies in with a 76-63 record.

The same thing has happened in the NBA were one conference (typically the eastern) is so weak that the 8th spot is flirting with .500. In that case you would have two scenarios (Give the top seed a bye which would not set well with money making, or allow the 9th seed in the west to join the eastern conference playoffs.) In the NBA the top three seeds are division champs in spite of records, Denver (had such a poor record) once was the third seed and did not have home court against the #6 seed. At times, (when the two teams with the best record are from the same division) the team with the second best record is the #4 seed putting them in the same half of the bracket with the #1 seed who is also from their division.

NHL which allows almost every team into the playoffs is similar but of course complicated by ties.
Re: NASCAR - Chase for the Cup
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #276681 by Teacup
Sep 3, 2008 4:47am
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No need for PC when it comes to sports. Go ahead and list your dubs.
Re: NASCAR - Chase for the Cup
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Reply to: #276684 by IrishRef
Sep 3, 2008 5:20am
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lol I don't want them trying to take out my fav driver. He's having enough trouble this season.
Go Pirates!!!!
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Sep 6, 2008 4:46pm
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24 to 3
That's all I have to say! :-D
Re: Go Pirates!!!!
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Reply to: #278139 by Casa del Sol
Sep 8, 2008 4:17am
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Well there is a lot I could say but it would all be about frustration in our area. I just hope ECU is that good and we are not just that bad.

Congrats to ECU (ranked 14 this morning in one poll). I hope you crack the BCS bowl group.
Preds game day!
Board: Sports Emporium
Sep 19, 2008 2:20pm
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Are there any other hockey fanatics out there that are stoked for the first preds game on Monday!?! I'm so ready for it! Been waiting all summer!

*IML*
Re: Preds game day!
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #284999 by Insane Music Lover
Sep 19, 2008 2:41pm
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Are there any other hockey fanatics out there

Yes, but for a different team. See my sig stamp :lol:
I can't wait for hockey!!! Sabres unveil their new third jersey tomorrow and it's the old logo. Just got tix today to three games: Caps, Philly, and Panthers.

You still have Dumont in Nashville? He's still a fan favourite up here.
Re: Preds game day!
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Reply to: #285009 by GreatBigSabres
Sep 20, 2008 10:19am
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You still have Dumont in Nashville?

Yea, he's still here. Thank God! we've been trading some good players latley. Like Vokoun. =(
He was my fav.

*IML*
Dodgers Magic # is 1
Board: Sports Emporium
Sep 25, 2008 12:32pm
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The Dodgers magic number is one to clinch the western division of the National League and make the playoffs. Okay so it is the weakest division in baseball, but they are almost in the door and are playing well.

The big differnce that turned their season around was acquiring Manny Ramirez from Boston. His stats are: batting average .398 - on base percentage .491 - Slugging percentage .757

Go Dodgers!
Re: Dodgers Magic # is 1
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Reply to: #287640 by IrishRef
Sep 25, 2008 2:39pm
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D'Backs lost today. That clinches the west for the Dodgers!
Re: Dodgers Magic # is 1
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Reply to: #287718 by IrishRef
Sep 25, 2008 2:53pm
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Hope for a freeway series.

Don
Re: Dodgers Magic # is 1
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Reply to: #287640 by IrishRef
Sep 25, 2008 3:53pm
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Go Dodgers!!

Mothers Love
(formally from Los Angeles area but now reside in TX) :)
Re: Dodgers Magic # is 1
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Reply to: #287721 by Don and Gwen
Sep 25, 2008 4:49pm
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Hope for a freeway series.

Oh much more fun would be Manny in Boston!
Re: Dodgers Magic # is 1
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Reply to: #287640 by IrishRef
Sep 25, 2008 5:30pm
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The big differnce that turned their season around was acquiring Manny Ramirez from Boston. His stats are: batting average .398 - on base percentage .491 - Slugging percentage .757

Ugh. It just makes what a brat he was in Boston that much worse. He could play well, he chose not to.

Anyway, seems to be a mutually beneficial trade. The Sox are a much more unified without him. And I bet Francona's blood pressure is much lower.
Re: Dodgers Magic # is 1
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Reply to: #287640 by IrishRef
Sep 25, 2008 8:03pm
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Congrats to the Dodgers!

My Mets pulled one out of their butts today and are still alive!
Re: Dodgers Magic # is 1
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Reply to: #287836 by SlowFoot
Oct 3, 2008 6:07am
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Looks like your dodgers are going to sweep the cubs.
Texans
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Oct 3, 2008 6:08am
Go Texans.
Re: Dodgers Magic # is 1
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Reply to: #291479 by Boxhounds08
Oct 3, 2008 2:07pm
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Not so sure we will sweep but:

DODGERS 2
CUBS 0

looks pretty good. There were not any black cats, Bartman, goats or curses.

Simply:better coach, better pitching, better fielding and better hitting.
Dodgers Sweep
Board: Sports Emporium
Oct 5, 2008 4:01pm
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Dodgers - sweep Chicago clean out of the playoffs with the broom of reform.
Re: Dodgers Sweep
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Reply to: #292250 by IrishRef
Oct 5, 2008 5:15pm
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Is the term "Bite me!" acceptable for the boards?

TG
Re: Dodgers Sweep
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Reply to: #292265 by Trekkie Gal
Oct 5, 2008 5:21pm
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Depends on location and intent.

Are you a Cub fan? If so my condolences on hitting the century mark of futility.
Chat Room
Board: Sports Emporium
Oct 5, 2008 6:10pm
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We will talk about the last NASCAR race on Oct. 6 at 7:15 pm at the chat room. Got it?
Re: Chat Room
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Reply to: #292275 by EnergyStar
Oct 5, 2008 8:39pm
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i saw 2 chat rooms the other day!
where did pin-ups go?

David (Tea New Hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: Dodgers Sweep
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Reply to: #292268 by IrishRef
Oct 5, 2008 10:08pm
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Are you a Cub fan? If so my condolences on hitting the century mark of futility.

Yes, I am a Cubs fan. I guess we will once again wait 'til next year. :( But as Eddie Vedder said in a very moving song (it made me cry!) "Someday We'll Go All the Way".

TG
Go Dodgers!
Board: Sports Emporium
Oct 9, 2008 3:37am
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Go Dodgers!

Interestingly enough the Dodgers and Phillies met late in the year in two series. Each team swept the series that was at home! Bad news for the Dodgers unless we can steal one.
Re: Go Dodgers!
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Reply to: #293797 by IrishRef
Oct 9, 2008 8:24am
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As a Mets fan I have to cheer for the Dodgers in this series, since they are playing the hated Phillies!
Re: Go Dodgers!
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Reply to: #293885 by SlowFoot
Oct 9, 2008 8:58am
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Sounds good. It is interesting that on an ESPN survey the state of New York voted more for the Dodgers winning the World Series than anyone else. I guess New Yorkers would all have a reason to hate the other three.