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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:16 pm

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"If Jeffrey (Loria) doesn't think I'm doing the job I should do ... it's not the first time he's fired a manager. Look yourself in the mirror and ask why so many (expletive) managers come through here." - Ozzie Guillen

Probably not the smartest thing for Ozzie to say, but that's Ozzie.

Plus he's right. When you fire the manager of the year, who later goes on to win a world series with another team, some self reflection may be in order.


Id hire ozzie as the sawx manager, for the lulz


I'd hire him as the White Sox manager, for the lulz
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:03 pm

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/b ... &eref=sihp

Tito becomes the manager for the indians
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:43 am

This is where I would like to find a pic of francona standing with his hands on his hips, put him in an indians warm up suit (like what he wore in boston) and caption it with some line poking fun about how Boston's so effed up, he didn't even give them the chance to come back begging on their knees with golden babies and fountains of dom to woo him back.


Seriously though. If this gets the Dolan's to get the $$$ plug out of their ass and spend a little, I'm all for it. I'm not expecting a 200m payroll, but good money spent on good players would be a start.

I do have to say one more thing. It is obvious that the person who wrote this article doesn't watch the Indians, and is only going off the hype. Calling Carlos Santana part of a "core" of young players who they can build around makes me want to stab my eyes out.

He isn't content to suck it up and be a sub par hitter from just one side of the plate, no no, he is so bad, he has to do it from both.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:43 am

After Watching the Browns game yesterday, I have resigned myself to only watch the Browns while I have This Twitter Feed up.

At least then the game is funny, and I can consider it a comedy.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:17 am

Armstrong: Landis and Hamilton are serial perjurers, they have no credibility in whatever they snitch on me
USADA: Ok, here's 1,000 pages of evidence provided by 11 other former teammates.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:08 pm

This is a good point as to why I'm not a good candidate for running anything. President, Commish, etc... Armstrong, Favre, Bonds, ARod, Pete Rose, Jose Canseco, Clemens, etc... The guys who just continuously do / say stupid things in the media after they should have long went away would simply not be around. I'd give them an all expenses paid trip to the most remote, exclusive, celebrity get away ever known.

The South Pole. Tent Optional.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:20 pm

Shoju wrote:This is a good point as to why I'm not a good candidate for running anything. President, Commish, etc... Armstrong, Favre, Bonds, ARod, Pete Rose, Jose Canseco, Clemens, etc... The guys who just continuously do / say stupid things in the media after they should have long went away would simply not be around. I'd give them an all expenses paid trip to the most remote, exclusive, celebrity get away ever known.

The South Pole. Tent Optional.



Well, it Armstrong's case, he's really been done for a while, but the USADA has been on the crusade for some time.

A career "public servant" is looking for the big promotion by nailing him. Yeah, due process, give 1000 pages of testimony to the media.

But really, NO ONE CARES anymore, other that those with an axe to grind.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Cogglamp » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:41 pm

Fact is, most of America doesn't care about USADA's ruling. Even the TdF is saying it doesn't have the right to strip him of his titles as it's their call.

Armstrong most likely doped as did 99.7% of the other cyclists. It's a dirty sport and has been for decades. The dude is probably a jerk and is pretty self centered but I really don't care as his cheating literally does not affect me. Now his fund raising for cancer does affect me and for that, he gets a perpetual get out of jail free card in my book. He's done more for cancer research funding save for a few people.

That's the difference between all those people you listed Shoju. He's actually done something with his fame rather than wallow it.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:44 pm

halabar wrote:
Shoju wrote:This is a good point as to why I'm not a good candidate for running anything. President, Commish, etc... Armstrong, Favre, Bonds, ARod, Pete Rose, Jose Canseco, Clemens, etc... The guys who just continuously do / say stupid things in the media after they should have long went away would simply not be around. I'd give them an all expenses paid trip to the most remote, exclusive, celebrity get away ever known.

The South Pole. Tent Optional.



Well, it Armstrong's case, he's really been done for a while, but the USADA has been on the crusade for some time.

A career "public servant" is looking for the big promotion by nailing him. Yeah, due process, give 1000 pages of testimony to the media.

But really, NO ONE CARES anymore, other that those with an axe to grind.


I'm totally open to tossing the "civil servant looking for a promotion" in the group as well, as well as the media types who keep blaring it in our faces. Seriously, you know it's bad when during the Favre "retirement" and then "sexting" escapades when Mike and Mike said "We don't want to talk about it for days on end either, but you know, we have bosses too."

Round up the noise makers, and ship them to the South Pole. Hell. Give them tents. It wont matter.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:49 pm

Poor penguins. They dont deserve having to deal with those dregs.

Just sink them to the bottom of the aleutian basin.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:15 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Poor penguins. They dont deserve having to deal with those dregs.

Just sink them to the bottom of the aleutian basin.


There are no penguins at the south pole. It is too far from water, too cold, too harsh, too windy. The South Pole is technically located in a desert. 9300ft in the air, 800 miles from the ocean, This time of the year, it's a balmy -55 F during the day, and -64 F at night.

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Antarctica website wrote:The South Pole has a desert climate, almost never receiving any precipitation. Air humidity is near zero. However, high winds can cause the blowing of snowfall, and the accumulation of snow amounts to about 20 cm (7.9 in) per year


God it sounds like the perfect spot for some of these people.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:17 pm

Well, I still think crush depth is better for these dregs.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:21 pm

But, I can't set up cameras at crush depth and film it for money.

Plus, I love deep sea more than any other part of "geography" or "Science" stuff. I don't want those wankers polluting it.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Shoju wrote:But, I can't set up cameras at crush depth and film it for money.

Plus, I love deep sea more than any other part of "geography" or "Science" stuff. I don't want those wankers polluting it.


Fine, just shove them into the mountain of madness, let's just hope they don't wake up any old ones.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:35 pm

I just don't get why the still hold the Tour de France. It's a farce. Every year the leaders get busted for performance-enhancing drugs, blood doping, etc. It's bad for the sport of cycling. They should either drop the drug testing or drop the event.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:50 pm

It's not just the TdF that is an issue, it is the entire sport. I'd not be shocked if cycling is the most doped sport out there.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Cogglamp » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:15 pm

Koatanga wrote:I just don't get why the still hold the Tour de France. It's a farce. Every year the leaders get busted for performance-enhancing drugs, blood doping, etc. It's bad for the sport of cycling. They should either drop the drug testing or drop the event.


Farce or not, watching guys climb Mt. Ventoux, Alpe d'Huez, and Col du Tourmalet is inspiring. When you see doped up freaks of nature literally crack, it makes for good entertainment. Watching guys get out of their saddle and rocket down the last 200m at 60+ kmph is cool.

One day races like Paris-Roubaix are even more cool when it's the cyclist against the cobblestone. Generally, the cobblestones win with some horrific crashes

That's what it is to me at this point. It's a good story with a bit of human drama in it. You have your villains, your hero, your highs and lows.

Plus, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen are great sports commentators.

Cycling has always been a doped sport. It goes all the way back to guys doing amphetamines and other "uppers" on race day. Take it for what it is, a way to see some beautiful scenery of France and light entertainment.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:03 pm

Pro Wrestling is also considered entertainment. It's just not considered sport. Cycling needs to decide which it is.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:17 pm

Every time that commercial for that TDF training bike comes on I always wonder if a years worth of PEDs is included in the purchase price
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:21 pm

Koatanga wrote:Pro Wrestling is also considered entertainment. It's just not considered sport. Cycling needs to decide which it is.


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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:23 pm

Well at least with Wrestling everyone already knows they're all using steroids.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:27 pm

Teranoid wrote:Well at least with Wrestling everyone already knows they're all using steroids.


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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:25 am

On one hand Baltimore making the playoffs is amazing and even losing a series makes this a season no one expected.
On the other hand fuck the Yankees.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:34 am

Flex wrote:On one hand Baltimore making the playoffs is amazing and even losing a series makes this a season no one expected.
On the other hand fuck the Yankees.

Completely agree.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:28 pm

was checking up on @fakepatshurmur on Twitter, and the box on the side caught my attention.

Similar to Fake Pat Shurmur
Mitt Romney (@MittRomney)

That, was hilarious
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