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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:09 am

I couldn't find a generic sports thread, so I thought I'd start one. Any sport goes. What is the sport and who are you rooting for? Have a comment to make, make it. Consider it your friendly Pweb sports bar.


I'm currently watching the D-Backs - Rockies game. Bottom of the 10th, 2-2, Arizona is down one in the series, one out to go. Great game, but frustrating as all hell with the 10 or 11 people the D-Backs have stranded.
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Postby Young Val » Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:47 am

RED SOX.

Not a bad start, last night. I'm thrilled.
you snooze, you lose
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and I can
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Postby Claire » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:14 am

Yay, Red Sox!

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Postby mr_thebrain » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:26 am

Wisconsin Badgers play at 2:30 this afternoon and i don't know how i'm going to be able to see the game.

i'll figger somethin out.
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Postby Janus%TheDoorman » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:09 pm

Only things I'm paying attention to are Eagles football (;_;), and UNC Basketball (^_^).

*Looks out for Cowboys and Duke fans*
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:21 pm

Well I watched the phillies lose.

I have season tickets to the eagles, but the season may be a lost cause if tomorrow doesn't go well.

I am most excited about the flyers though. They look pretty damn good through three games. Home opener is tonight, so I'm pumped for that.

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Postby Young Val » Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:50 pm

Game two. Top of the 10th. CLE 6 BOS 6. Indians are up. 2 outs.

God, I love Boston Baseball.
you snooze, you lose

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Postby Young Val » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:19 pm

OHHHHHHHHHHH YOU GOTTA BE FREAKIN' KIDDING ME.


hats inside out, kids. NOW. time to rally in the 11th.


[edit] oh holy hell--honestly?!?! cleavland just got 7 runs in one goddamn inning.

C'MON BOYS!


God, the life of a Sox fan is totally that of a manic-depressive.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:36 pm

The D-Backs are 0-2 in the series and they're playing in Colorado for the next three games.

They gave away the last game by walking in a run and just blew the first game, so I'm semi-optimistic that maybe, though not likely, they'll have their s*** together. Bad thing is, they no longer have home field advantage, which I suppose they never really had anyway; fans here are pretty weak. Maybe after the team is more than 9 years old, they'll have a good fan base.

Also, to be fair, the Rockies are just an amazingly good team. They just tied a record from the 70's of having a 5-0 post-season record. Did I mention they're just an amazingly good team? If my team loses to them, I won't be angry or ashamed. Frustrated, but not angry or ashamed. It's a young team, so I expect even more greatness next year from them.


Since I have a feeling my baseball season will end before the week does, it'll be more NFL (Chargers and the Packers) until December, when NCAA basketball (Go AZ Wildcats!!) kicks in for good until March. However, I may have to go back to football momentarily, as the Superbowl is coming to 'Phoenix' (really, Glendale/Litchfield Park) in '08. Since I have family that lives 3 miles from the stadium, I might have to have a little gathering.

I think it's safe to say I'm covered for a while where sports are concerned. :)
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:27 pm

Well it was a successful sports weekend for me. With baseball dead to me, I turn to football and hockey. Although I really can't believe the Rockies are up 3-0 on the D-Backs. I don't understand how they can keep this pace up, something has got to give.

But the Eagles won keeping there season alive. They won a sloppy game against a floundering Jets team. But Westbrook and William Thomas are back so that is a good thing. However the offensive line must play better or the Bears will eat McNabb alive.

The Flyers won their home opener and are leading their division. I know they are only 4 games into the season, but it is such a dramatic turn around from last year. They didn't get their 3rd win until October 30th.

And did anyone see the Patriots destroy the Cowboys? It didn't even seem like they played their best game and they just ran over the seemingly best team in the NFC. I can't wait for them to play the colts.

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Postby Young Val » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:42 pm

The Sox are killin' me.
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

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I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:42 pm

And thus endeth my baseball season for the year. The D-Backs (probably the youngest team in average player age) were no match for the Rockies (the best defensive team there is). I'm proud of my guys. :)
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Postby steph » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:14 am

Sorry we had to beat you, Alea. We're actually in quite a state of shock. The Rockies have not been a good team in the past. This is WEIRD!
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Postby Young Val » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:56 pm

Surprise, surprise, the Sox are KILLING me.


[edit]


THAT'S right, boys, make me eat my words!!!


(in case you can't tell, I'm a gal who, like her daddy before her, yells at the damn tv while the game is on. I've been watching at home alone for the last two games and you can best believe I'm yelling at the tv. but I figured I'd yell in our virtual sports bar, too).
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you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

so fascinating and

I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

and I can

hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Eddie Pinz » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:27 pm

I had a feeling that they should have went with Beckett...

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Postby Young Val » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:34 pm

THIS is what I freakin' love about my boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Manny just freakin' stood there for YEARS and admired his goddamn home run. I am so elated. My boys just live off momentum.
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Postby Claire » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:51 pm

Haha I had to stop watching it makes me too nervous. But I keep checking espn.com for updates, three consecutive homers?!

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Postby Young Val » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:59 pm

Alright, now they're making me nervous again.
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

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Postby Claire » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:17 pm

God. I'm obviously bad luck. I'm really not watching anymore now.

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Postby Young Val » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:34 pm

damnit.
you snooze, you lose

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I'm pushing through

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I hear the bells

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I'll slug it out

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Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:27 pm

OK, someone has to go beat up these umpires. SERIOUSLY?! That was a homerun. God, baseball makes me SO VIOLENT.




[edit]


Coco Crisp is useless.


[edit]

OH GOD OH GOD. COME ON. OH GOD.


FULL COUNT BASES LOADED TWO OUTS

OH GOD.


OH GOD.



DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hit and caught. ARGH. we've stranded seven in five innings!!!


we're up, 2 to 1. in the bottom of the 5th.
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Postby Claire » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:13 pm

f****** Manny, if that 'single' costs us the game I will be really pissed.

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Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:17 pm

See, I blame that on the umpires, not Manny.

I think it was pretty clearly a homerun.



c'mon, Beckett. Don't lose your stuff now!!!!


I am so stressed out.
you snooze, you lose

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Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:19 pm

WHAT?!?!?!


Excuse me, I'm going to go kill Lugo now.
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

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I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

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I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

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hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:44 pm

YES!

(and yeah, i'm like, quadruple posting or something. whatever).


[edit]

tough love: it SO works. i might abuse my boys, but they appreciate it. clearly.
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

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I hear the bells

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I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

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hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:56 pm

Is there something I'm ignorant of about this series? My dad is upstairs watching it and even my mom knows about it, and she's in the hospital. Both of them are traditionally Blue Jays fans, and neither have watched baseball for about a decade, that I know of.
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:00 pm

If they're both Jays fans they're probably following it just to root against the damn Red Sox, just like me!

*covers head and runs*

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Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:01 pm

...I don't know?


Sox fans are infamously passionate. I'm hardly an exception.

We're hoping to repeat the miraculous events of 2004 and make it to the World series and win it again, now that we're finally free of the curse.
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Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:02 pm

neo-dragon wrote:If they're both Jays fans they're probably following it just to root against the damn Red Sox, just like me!

*covers head and runs*



Yeah, you'd BEST run!
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

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I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

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hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:09 pm

Yeah, my dad's rooting for the Indians. I'd be happy if the Sox win, mostly because I have a marginal connection with them (a former res-mate who is a Sox fan, and who is convinced that they won in 2004 because he wore his Red Sox belt buckle the day he met the pope).

Why would Jays fans resent Boston?
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:12 pm

*shouts from a safe distance*

I hate the Yankees even more though (I'm so glad they're gone already), and you know what they say about the enemy of your enemy.

Why would Jays fans resent Boston?


Why wouldn't we? It gets frustrating finishing in third because we're in the same division as both the Sox and the Yankees. It sucks to be pitted directly against the two teams with the biggest payrolls in baseball.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:19 pm

Oh.

*hasn't followed baseball since the strike in '94*
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Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:23 pm

Eaquae Legit wrote:Yeah, my dad's rooting for the Indians. I'd be happy if the Sox win, mostly because I have a marginal connection with them (a former res-mate who is a Sox fan, and who is convinced that they won in 2004 because he wore his Red Sox belt buckle the day he met the pope).

Why would Jays fans resent Boston?



Oh Sox fans are sooooooooooo superstitious. (We won the game I didn't watch and lost the three I watched. Tonight I'm just listening on the radio and you had better believe if we win tonight I'll be doing the radio thing for the rest of the ALCS).
you snooze, you lose

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hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:24 pm

neo-dragon wrote:*shouts from a safe distance*

I hate the Yankees even more though (I'm so glad they're gone already), and you know what they say about the enemy of your enemy.

Why would Jays fans resent Boston?


Why wouldn't we? It gets frustrating finishing in third because we're in the same division as both the Sox and the Yankees. It sucks to be pitted directly against the two teams with the biggest payrolls in baseball.



At least you hate the Yankees, too. And your dislike of the Sox comes from an acceptable place. You need not fear violence from me any longer.
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

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I hear the bells

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I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

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hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:35 pm

Acceptable place?

(Don't mind me, I'm posting from a place of extreme boredom and a bit too much wine...)
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