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#1981 Kid Dabb

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:32 PM

I have also been watching McEnroe play tennis in the last few months.   He does look like he is in real good shape for one of us 'older guys'!  

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If you'll forgive the mention of it, I believe this is part of the "Seniors Tour" <ouch!>


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:52 AM

On the lighter side..

 

I'm watching the end of a Powershares Series tennis match with John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. I was never a McEnroe fan, but Ivan Lendl made for some good tennis watching. Ivan really appears to be out of shape here with a slight paunch and excess upper body weight, along with a buzz cut. McEnroe has always appeared to be in tournament shape, even though (I believe) he's not up to full tournament speed.

 

(insert simian grunts)

 

I have also been watching McEnroe play tennis in the last few months.   He does look like he is in real good shape for one of us 'older guys'!  



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:54 AM

On the lighter side..

 

I'm watching the end of a Powershares Series tennis match with John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. I was never a McEnroe fan, but Ivan Lendl made for some good tennis watching. Ivan really appears to be out of shape here with a slight paunch and excess upper body weight, along with a buzz cut. McEnroe has always appeared to be in tournament shape, even though (I believe) he's not up to full tournament speed.

 

(insert simian grunts)


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:41 AM

THe U.S, goalie, in the Belgium game, set a World Cup record with 16 saves. I rest my case. 16 saves is NOTHING in an NHL game.

4 goals by Germany in less than 7 minutes, and I, who have watched very little soccer in my life, saw them all.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:57 AM

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U.S. and Belgian players start the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

THe U.S, goalie, in the Belgium game, set a World Cup record with 16 saves. I rest my case. 16 saves is NOTHING in an NHL game.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

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U.S. and Belgian players start the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:16 AM

Harold Russell could have been a star soccwr player. Have there been any great international players who were amputees?

 

Yeah, actually a little known fact here is that Harold WAS a great soccer player, and in fact there was once a sports documentary film about his prowess on the soccer fields. Its title:

 

"The Best Games of My Life"

 

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:44 AM

Harold Russell could have been a star soccwr player. Have there been any great international players who were amputees?

The problem with hockey, at least on TV, is that it's hard to follow the puck. In soccer, at least you can follow the ball. Maybe they should increase the size of the puck so it's like a manhole cover.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

I think James' point about "the lack of shots on goal" is a very salient one, finance. This I think IS the primary problem with soccer in my opinion. also.

 

Unlike Hockey, in which the final score can be close in total points as in soccer, a hockey goalie can need to stop over 30 shots on goals in a game, and whereas in soccer a goalie can sit on his behind for long periods of time and doesn't need to block nearly the amount of HARD shots at him as a hockey goalie must.

 

Add to this that soccer play is most often just a series of intercepted passes baaaaack and forth baaaaack and forth within the field of play, and YEAH, I can CERTAINLY see why you feel the way you do about this sport, and frankly, I AGREE with you!

 

(...isn't it wonderful that we live in a country which has a Constitution that I THINK states somewhere within it: "In order for sports to be played with the ENTIRE human body, the right to use one's HANDS while playing them will not be infringed."...uh-huh. THAT is what REALLY made our country GREAT, ya know!!!) ;)

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:13 AM

Can anyone provide a list of players who have died as a result of chewing tobacco?I knew there have been quite a few.

It's surely out there somewhere, waiting to be discovered.  It's all a little grim, so I'll pass on looking.  Probably too many players, though.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:57 AM

I think James' point about "the lack of shots on goal" is a very salient one, finance. This I think IS the primary problem with soccer in my opinion. also.

 

Unlike Hockey, in which the final score can be close in total points as in soccer, a hockey goalie can need to stop over 30 shots on goals in a game, and whereas in soccer a goalie can sit on his behind for long periods of time and doesn't need to block nearly the amount of HARD shots at him as a hockey goalie must.

 

Add to this that soccer play is most often just a series of intercepted passes baaaaack and forth baaaaack and forth within the field of play, and YEAH, I can CERTAINLY see why you feel the way you do about this sport, and frankly, I AGREE with you!

 

(...isn't it wonderful that we live in a country which has a Constitution that I THINK states somewhere within it: "In order for sports to be played with the ENTIRE human body, the right to use one's HANDS while playing them will not be infringed."...uh-huh. THAT is what REALLY made our country GREAT, ya know!!!) ;)



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:32 AM

I am right and 300 million people are wrong. What's wrong with soccer is that because there is so little scoring, the results are not valid. What often happens is that the team that played the better game ends up losing. The very limited number of scores is not a large enough sample to determine who has dominated. A team can dominate action for 30 consecutive minutes, and no goals are scored by either team.

Incidenatally, after I did this post, I heard Colin Cowherd, who is one of the most astute sports commentators, say exactly the same thing I did. Only, for some reason it is a factor which makes him LIKE soccer, while, for me, it is a factor that makes me DISLIKE soccer.........Of all sports I believe that the one who plays the best most often wins is tennis.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:04 PM

I am right and 300 million people are wrong. What's wrong with soccer is that because there is so little scoring, the results are not valid. What often happens is that the team that played the better game ends up losing. The very limited number of scores is not a large enough sample to determine who has dominated. A team can dominate action for 30 consecutive minutes, and no goals are scored by either team.

 

This can occur in the major US sports as well,  but is more common in football since a team can score a lot of points in a very short period of time.   Therefore one team can play better and dominate 'between the lines' but only get a some field goals.    The 'poorer' team can get lucky and run back a kick off or recover a turnover or two and score 14 or more points in a few seconds.   

 

Hey, I'm no fan of soccer  (and I live with an Italian!),  but it isn't because of the lack of scorring.  It is because of the lack of shots on goal.    i.e. too much running around just to get to where one can take a shot.   

 

Anyhow I'm hoping the USA gets bounced.   Then I want to see how the TV rating stand after that.   (I assume most Americans really don't like watching the games but will cheer on their team regardless).



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:34 PM

I am right and 300 million people are wrong. What's wrong with soccer is that because there is so little scoring, the results are not valid. What often happens is that the team that played the better game ends up losing. The very limited number of scores is not a large enough sample to determine who has dominated. A team can dominate action for 30 consecutive minutes, and no goals are scored by either team.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:48 AM

Thank you for posting this.  A remarkable player, and by all accounts, a wonderful man.

Can anyone provide a list of players who have died as a result of chewing tobacco?I knew there have been quite a few.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:48 AM

Hey Jake just want to thank you for all the great baseball pics. About this thread, I was a little disappointed that hockey didn't get a mention yet. I am a die hard St. Louis Blues fan and once again had high expectations but it didn't happen. Surely someone watched the Stanley Cup as the Kings beat the Rangers in five games. If you have any hockey pics I would love to see'm.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 04:27 PM

I just discovered this sports topic on the TCM web site! Awesome, as an avid basketball and football fan, I don't have many people to talk sports with since the husband passed away a few years ago. I watch Mike & Mike a lot, too, and I love Around the Horn. I watch PTI even though sometimes Tony and Wilbon annoy me (yes, I watch a lot of the ESPN sports talk shows when I'm not watching TCM). Loved the photo of Tony Gwynn - best hitter since Ted Williams, no contest, and might have hit .400 if they hadn't had that stupid strike. Loved that the Spurs beat the Heat (Spurs my #2 basketball team after the Bulls). It shows a team can beat "the best player." The Spurs are a class act and should have won last year but I really enjoyed watching them out-work and beat the Heat in every category this year. This was a great finals. Sportswise, now I'll watch a little baseball and soccer until football starts and hope springs eternal.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:35 AM

Thank you for posting this.  A remarkable player, and by all accounts, a wonderful man.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:47 PM

Was it Bob Murphy or Ralph Kiner who couldn't prounce the name Placido Polanco correctly? It always came out sounding like "pla-cee-doh po-lank-oh".

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