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Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942787 by ladybugz
Apr 4, 2017 7:34am
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WOOHOO! GO HEELS!

Hark the sound of TarHeel voices, ringing clear and true.
Singing Carolina's praises, shouting NCU!

I'm going to choose the stamp from ladybugsmom. I just have to figure out what I want carved. I'll be in touch via AQ mail.

SC - who usually doesn't win anything!
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944003 by Sudoku Crazy
Apr 5, 2017 8:16am
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Cool. I'll wait to hear from you. Make sure you have a really good photo from straight in front of the building.
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #943549 by dingus dufus
Apr 5, 2017 8:19am
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I don't know how you do it...
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944091 by ladybugz
Apr 5, 2017 9:17am
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I don't know how you do it...

Hehehehe!

Now to pick from one of these!

Sir B:
I will put up as a prize the choice of a) a yes/no question on one of my boxes (useless :)); b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England, or c) a stamped copy of the first edition of my book (useless :)).

I am so intrigued by b

And I'll assume a includes MOD

Yet c is the only sure payoff

What's a Dingus to do

Post ideas on Hangouts folks #teamplaya
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944094 by dingus dufus
Apr 14, 2017 7:43am
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Where is this at? If nobody else is gonna claim any prizes, I will (even if I did come in 7th place)...
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944532 by ladybugz
Apr 14, 2017 9:26am
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even if I did come in 7th place

7th place is 6th place for losers

;)

(I took first place for losers)

Where is this at?

2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game

I'm still going with b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England
One Baseball
Board: Sports Emporium
Apr 16, 2017 7:01pm
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390 Giants games, 152 sellouts, #44 at 1st base, #24 in centerfield, 3 Giants no-hitters, and… FINALLY one baseball.

Old Blue
actually I knocked the ball down and Doublesaj grabbed it... she says I can claim it anyway.
Re: One Baseball
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Reply to: #944614 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Apr 16, 2017 8:05pm
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Woohoo! Great teamwork too!
Re: One Baseball
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944616 by Nature Hikers
Apr 17, 2017 8:08am
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Ha. Nice. I hope you didn't get tackled by some drunk guy behind you. People are vicious at those games. When we were kids, we always brought our gloves to Paw Sox games in the hopes of catching a ball, but our parents would not let us push, fight, etc over balls that didn't come right to us. When I finally got to see games at Comerica Park and Fenway Park as an adult, I was a little embarrassed for the adults who were literally pushing each other out of the way and grabbing balls out of each others hands. So silly.
Re: One Baseball
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944640 by ladybugz
Apr 17, 2017 8:44am
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Years ago when my daughter was 4 (now 30) I brought her to a Red Sox game. I know the game can be a little boring for a 4 year old so I told her is she ever wants to leave just say the word and we will go. In the fourth inning I got the word. After heading out we were walking down Lansdowne Street. I was still following the game because the Red Sox were up. As we were turning the corner by the Cask and Flagon heading towards Kenmore Square, I heard a roar from the crowd. So I looked up at the net above the Green Monster hoping to see a ball land softly there. As it turned out a ball came over the roof right towards us. It bounced in the street and after one hop on the hood of a parked car I fielded it cleanly. I was recording it on my VCR and I later learned it was a Tom Brunanski towering foul ball over the left field roof that I was fortunate enough to grab.

Larry
Re: One Baseball
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Reply to: #944614 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Apr 17, 2017 11:35am
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Many congrats - and Im also super impressed that you’ve got a tally on all your games.
Re: One Baseball
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944642 by Lundy and Vickster
Apr 18, 2017 5:34pm
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Only baseball could give you such a great memory and a souvenir.

Old Blue
World Series SPOILER
Board: Sports Emporium
Nov 1, 2017 9:00pm
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ASTROS.... YES!!
Re: World Series SPOILER
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #953359 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Nov 1, 2017 9:05pm
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So proud of Lance McCullers. He is an amazing young man from a wonderful family! 💜
Re: World Series SPOILER
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #953359 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Nov 2, 2017 12:16pm
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Agree! We are SO happy for the Astros. What a wonderful thing for the city of Houston after such a devastating hurricane.
College Football Bowl Pool
Board: Sports Emporium
Dec 6, 2017 10:35am
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For those who need a reason to follow along with all the college bowls coming up (perhaps a noxer can’t tear themselves away?) check out the postal pool run by FORAYCH. College Football Bowl Pool 2017-2018

Winners get some truly clever and creative postals and stamps. The rest of us get the excitement of even the most insignificant matchup transformed into A do or die adrenal booster.
Re: College Football Bowl Pool
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #954391 by Girlguides
Dec 6, 2017 11:26am
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This really is a fun pool and this coming from somebody who doesn't know anything about football. I can carve a stamp though. Remember it's all about the fun ---RIGHT GIRLGUIDES!!!!!!
Re: College Football Bowl Pool
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #954391 by Girlguides
Dec 6, 2017 1:35pm
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Some years it's a moral victory to have positive points at the end
March Madness Pool Tracker is now Open
Board: Sports Emporium
Jan 7, 2018 6:44pm
Conference play is well underway so it is time to sign up for the March Madness 2018 Tracker. It is listed as a postal but is a competition.

See the details at
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gTrackerId=9679

Go Mountaineers!
College Football
Board: Sports Emporium
May 28, 2018 4:48am
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Only 89 days to college football! Season tickets are purchased, parking pass ready, the best Big 12 quarterback. Nothing like spending a saturday with 60,000 friends in gold and blue.
Re: College Football
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #960541 by IrishRef
May 28, 2018 4:09pm
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I have been enjoying College Women's Softball, with another couple weekends left. Go Ducks!!!

I then will fully focus on football and really hope Coach Cristobal gets the Ducks going in a better direction AND sticks around for more than 50 weeks!
Re: College Football
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #960541 by IrishRef
Jun 16, 2018 6:37pm
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Can’t wait! O-H-I-0
😁
Jevon Carter Summer League
Board: Sports Emporium
Jul 5, 2018 9:58am
So Trae Young (Oklahoma U’s top five can’t miss draft pick) played in his first summer league game. Played Memphis. Jevon Carter (WVU) picked him up 94 feet from the tap. Totally frustrated and shut him down. His first half he was 0-9 from the field with three air balls and a couple of turnovers. Looked like a BIG XII beat down for him again.
The next night Utah’s first round guard pick (Grayson Allen of Duke) had to rest after one whole game. To rest or avoid being embarrassed by Jevon!
Jevon can make some shots and is a good penetrating distributor. So far the team is sending him to the corner in case they need his three or he comes and bails out the team when the shot clock is close.
My Sympathies to Saints Fans
Board: Sports Emporium
Jan 21, 2019 5:17pm
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I have no idea what the ref in the Saints - Rams game was watching on THEE non-call play, but I have a theory. I saw a blatant helmet to helmet hit by the defender serious enough for an ejection AND pass interference. The Saints almost assuredly win the game if the penalty is correctly called.

My theory is that the league encourages the officials to "let them play" and allow more contact in the post-season than during the regular season. The problem is that the officials are without guidance as to how much additional contact to allow. The play in question happened fast; did the ref delay, thinking maybe that this was still within "let them play", and then settled on a no-call?

I saw a lot of suspicious non-calls yesterday and last weekend too, and I've always thought "let them play" is a stupid concept. Why have any rules, if they don't count equally in all games.

The Saints should be in the Super Bowl, end of discussion.

Old Blue
Re: My Sympathies to Saints Fans
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #970528 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Jan 21, 2019 8:20pm
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Not going to disagree about that one play. I don't typically watch NFL but was surprised at the lack of penalties called in the Rams-Saints game. There were a grand total of ZERO interference calls made in that game. There was one thrown (offensive interference) but waived off. As badly as that one was call which decided the winner, it was consistent with the calls throughout the game. Although a Ram fan, I do feel the Saints were clearly robbed at that point. It also doesn't help for the NFL league office to say oh yeah we blew that one. The NY office should have the stones to have overruled regardless of the rules. (Oy! Like they did in the review calls farther down in this post).

Overall both games had inconsistencies that make you shake your head in how differently it can be called within the same game. In the comments from the Ram defender mentioned the official thought the ball was tipped. That is the cruelest answer. That person had no business looking into the pocket for a tip? His only responsibility is the contact and catch. You make the call and the referee will overrule if there was a tip.

The even more offensive officiating mind set is not making a call at the end of a game to decide the game. However, not making the call does decide the game.

Prediction is this one play will lead to the ability of replay officials to overrule obvious judgment calls such as that one. Of course then there were issues with the replays in the Patriots-Chiefs game also. The worst was overruling the muffed punt call without clear video evidence.

Having officiated varsity HS basketball for a long-time in my past, big games also can impact an official and they are all human. A little different environment calling a blowout regular season game of non-rivals, then a rivalry game of top 10 state level schools filling a college arena. Then take that up to tournament games when only the best crews are selected adds even more pressure. (Although I personally preferred the big games with large crowds that you only heard boos and cheers. Those were the games we lived to call.) Self doubt is the worst enemy of an official. One close call you wonder about can lead to further issues and missed calls. In this NFL weekend these should have been two of the three best crews in the entire league. The best being reserved for the Super Bowl.

Sorry Saints. Go Rams beat those cheatin' Patriots!