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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:43 pm

San Diego won their first playoff game since I was in 6th grade. 8)
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Postby Claire » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:12 pm

I am GLAD I did not bet money on that game!

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Postby Wil » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:20 pm

I can't believe they lost. What a shame to get to the Super Bowl 18-0 and lose. I owe my dad a king size Milky Way bar. :P

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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:19 pm

:D

I bet against the Patriots. Just a friendly bet, but still. That's one hell of a bragging right to say you went for the winners before they actually won it, and against a previously undefeated team at that.
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Postby eriador » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:20 pm

I was surprised, but then again I don't care.

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Postby zeroguy » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:20 am

A good game. I didn't see the whole thing, but man, there was some real excitement there. :thumbsup:
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:37 am

I said that if the Giants won this game that I was giving up on football. I intend to stick with it. We'll see how long that lasts when next season starts.

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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:39 am

*headdesk*

I can't belive the Pats threw away the record. Stupid Pats. I now officailly hate them for disapointing me and losing when it mattered most!
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:40 pm

Well, I guess we can safely say that the Giants practice a lot of two-minute drills.

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Postby Eddie Pinz » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:25 am

I am bringing the sports thread back.

Flyers: Up 2-1 on the Capitals looking to make it 3-1 tonight.

Sixers: In the playoffs and matched up against Detroit. I don't think they will win this series. I expect them to win a game, winning two games would be nice, anything beyond that would be incredible. More importantly, NBA basketball is relevent in Philly again. The sixers are fun to watch, they are young, they have a good coach, they a good GM. The future looks very bright for this group.

Phillies: Watching the Phillies in April is terrible. They always stumble out of the gate no matter what. If they escape this month at .500 I will be happy, especially now that Rollins and Victorino are hurt. Rollins hopefully will be back this weekend.

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Postby Jayelle » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:56 am

I don't post in sports threads usually, but I just had to say I JUST got the thread title. The (web) part just didn't make sense to me until today.

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Postby BonitoDeMadrid » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:44 pm

Man, the western playoffs this year- besides the Lakers VS Nuggets series, which is sorta bound to end in a victory for the Lakers since the Nuggets can't do defense- are insane.

My bets:

Phoenix VS San-Antonio: Phoenix takes, though not by a long shot. Even if Shaq's old, he's proven his worth, and he can limit Duncan by a lot, which is always a huge bonus. Plus, the Spurs don't have a good enough answer for Andre Stoudamire, and if they focus on stopping Stoudamire, than they don't have a good enough answer for Shaq.

New Orleans VS Dallas: New Orleans takes. The Hornetts have a good, stable roster, and Dirk Novitzki still hasn't found himself since his recent injury.

Utah VS Houston: Contrary to popular belief, I still believe Houston will be taking this one. Maybe I'd just like to believe that, but still, if T-Mac fixes his shooting, and Scola and Mutombo do some aggressive defending, they could take down the Jazz.

EAST:
Boston VS Atlanta: Do I really need to talk about this?

Washington VS Cleveland: Looks to be a pretty tied match- the Wizards are going through some good times, and yet on the other side, there's King James. Despite that, a one-man-team isn't good enough for the playoffs, so after a tough one, Washington are going to advance. (Unless Ben Wallace finally starts playing)

Detroit VS Philly: As much as I'd like the sixers to win- they play pretty basketball, not effective basketball like San-Antonio- the Pistons are going to take this one, easily.

Orlando VS Toronto: Orlando takes. This time, it's just a gut feeling (and, of course, Dwight Howard). Sorry for all you canadians out there.
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Postby Janus%TheDoorman » Sat May 31, 2008 12:13 am

Yknow, all I can say is, thank God for the Bruins.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:22 pm

Woo, Celtics!

I should add that I'm not really a Celtics fan; I just hate the Lakers enough that I'd rather cheer on an east coast team.


Meanwhile, my Diamondbacks managed to beat the Mets (thank God, their record on the road is ugly) and are coming/already home, so yay!
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:35 am

I second the "Woo Celtics". Not really a fan, but I hate the Lakers and Kobe. Plus I would like to see Garnett get a title.

I'll give a Woo to your DBacks too Alea. As a Phillies fan, I always appreciate someone beating the Mets.

The Phils have a tough stretch coming up. St. Louis, Boston, the Angels. A .500 record over this period would please me greatly.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:02 pm

I hate...Kobe.
Was it just me, or was it hilarious to see a grown man essentially throw a temper tantrum every time things went against him/the Lakers?

I could have made a drinking game out of it. Good stuff.
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Postby Luet » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:16 pm

Aww, well my hubby is from CA and a Laker's fan...and he had a REALLY bad day yesterday so I was hoping they would win so as not to make his day even worse. But, alas. I personally don't care at all.

On another note, he has convinced me to become a Dodger's fan now that Mattingly is part of the team.
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Postby Young Val » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:36 pm

Half Time

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After all you've been through, how did you find the energy you've displayed out there tonight?
Paul Pierce, incredulous: ...it's the NBA finals!

And from his facial expression you KNOW that pause indicated that what he really meant was "Crazy bitch--it's the NBA finals!"


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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:52 am

Anyone (there has to be someone) excited about the Olympics?

I'm looking forward to swimming, track, and gymnastics. You?
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Postby Petra456 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:35 pm

*raises hand* I am!

I love the gymnastics.
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Postby locke » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:08 pm

also love the olympics. I'm going to need to get my roommate to upgrade our DirectTV plan so I can have a tivo and HD next week. I'm not as big a fan of the summer olympics as the winter olympics, but since 1996 I've been a big fan of gymnastics. Shannon Miller, Keri Strug, Dominique Moceanu. Those were the days.
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Postby locke » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:46 pm

the opening ceremonies are freaking phenomenal so far.
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Postby Petra456 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:40 am

The opening ceremonies were awesome! During the box thing I told my friend how cool it would be if people were under there and not just computers : )

The winter Olympics are just north of me in 2010, how cool would it be to actually watch an opening ceremony?
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Postby Darth Petra » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:57 am

I wish they showed the fencing on TV. My laptop's sound quality sucks, so I can't the touches called, and I can't tell by just watching because:
1. They're faster than the people in my class.
2. I'm not used to watching sabre anyway. I fence foil.
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Postby shadow-petra » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:44 pm

Oooh, I saw sabre! They're kinda scary...

Can I just say, US vs Japan vball match was a great thrill ride, but it should've ended way sooner.

Michael phelps? A friggin dolphin that man! When he races, it's kind of obvious who's gonna win, but it's so much fun to watch, especially when he races

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Postby zeroguy » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:04 am

Watching sabre is great. After an average of about two seconds, someone lunges or makes an attack of some kind, they shout, and the point is over. And it's impossible to tell by looking who got the point. By comparison the others are just plain boring. (<-- sarcasm; epee and foil are actually somewhat sensible)

Oh, and yay Olympics. I've seen a few events, but haven't anything in particular to say, except that the paintdancers in the opening ceremonies seemed a lot less impressive to me when the announcers said it was on an electronic screen. Actually painting that way would be awesome.
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Postby vendor » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:35 am

Biased judging panels! One of the Chinese gymnists were on the parallel bars lost his balance, sat on the bar, and caught himself on the opposite bar while falling forward and he still got an 8.3 for execution! If he were an American he wouldn't have scored as high.

usa vs japan beach volley ball was very cool.

I missed the opening ceremonies. I needed to get away and be distracted so I went to the theaters and saw Hitch and movie-hopped to swing vote.
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Postby locke » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:19 pm

just watched phelps break the world record and take gold in 200 freestyle

all these olympics have made me nostalgic for 1996, when I was 12/13 and had a huge crush on Dominique Moceanu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86lXwwHzHsM
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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:37 am

Kind of old news, but that men's free relay was intense. I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be on the edge of my seat watching the Olympics....

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Postby locke » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:22 am

agreed, that was the best moment of the olympics so far for me.
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Postby locke » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:40 am

Men's gymnastics team took bronze after boning the Pomell Horse routine, Chinese were far and away in the lead with first, Japan took second. Pretty good, but we had silver in our grasp. It was kind of a dull presentation of the gymnastics though. It's all tape delayed, get with the program and pack the routines on top of each other, if they had the score for that routine come up as soon as they complete their dismount and didn't bother with any of the nattering chatter and only one replay they could show twice as much material. I don't think they showed the USA on rings at all (which is my favorite of the men's to watch, man I would love to be able to do a single muscle up on rings). Really wish I still had my dvr to watch this on instead. Hate having satellite, want cable back. stupid direct tv, stupid roommates for already having satellite before I moved in.

in other sporting news those damned assholes at sports illustrated put USC on the cover of their college football preview issue (aug 11) AGAIN! two years in a row now. Those nittering asshat bastards. grrr... and the part that really pisses me off is that they hammer us with the curse but don't even bother to put us in 1st in their predictions, nor do they have us in the national championship game in their predictions. that's just piling insult to injury. If you're going to curse teams, SI, at least have the grace to put them at the top of the pack, rather than third.
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Postby joepesci » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:33 am

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Looks so Goofy! As if he is giving a pelvic thrust. Disgraceful behaviour. Awful Prez - that we already knew. Please retire soon.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:25 am

God, I had to laugh at the men's gymnastics team when they were talking to the camera: This is how we roll! *snort* It just sounded so goofy and not at all manly/cool/intimidating/confident/whatever it was they were going for. I was sad to see the one guy goof up on the floor routine and then see the first two somewhat fall apart on the pommel horse, but overall it was pretty cool.

Beach volleyball against Cuba was fun but I was more entertained by it the closer the match was (the few times the Cuban team was able to tie or stay within a point or two made it pretty exciting).

Swimming was awesome. Go Coughlin and Peirsol for defending their titles. And Phelps, geeze, that man is a machine.

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Postby Wil » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:53 am

Looks so Goofy! As if he is giving a pelvic thrust. I just had to laugh!
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