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the shadow knows
north miami beach, FL
jewboy law ,education and training and ordained Rabbi
Interests: music, and sports
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FZB, Senor Woodcock, and UM fans, having peeked at the remaining schedule, it says here that the hurricanes will win their division of the ACC. all the rest of the lousy teams have difficult tasks ahead and play UM (except for ga tech, which will implode agsin); barring any absurd losses, only FSU will beat UM and UM will unbelievably finish atop their division. trhey would wind up 4th or 5th if they were on the other side of the table. out till tomorrow night.
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EVERYONE IS LIVING IN THE MOMENT: in this week's SI, somebody connected to the royals is quoted as saying that their LF brings something new to the position, and that KC is the greatest team defensively ever in baseball!!! well, it says here that joe rudi and dusty baker were better LFers than the guy the royals have, and that the late 60s, early 70s orioles were better than the rayals are now. a left side of brooks robinson and mark belanger, paul blair in center, two catchers who were good (elrod hendricks and and etchebarren, don buford and even an aging frank robinson flanking blair- give me a break!! these are two middling to mediocre teams who couldn't have finished high enough to make the postseason when onlt two teams got in; these "great teams" had to qualify as "wild cards"!!!! GEEZ, LOUEEEZ!!!!!
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Big Baby, rickey williams lost a ton of money because he couldn't leave the bud alone during the testng periods and bolted the team right before the season started one time, not so endearing to dolphin fans, even some of those who puffed. pretty selfish it seems to me. whatever the rules were, the players knew what the consequences were for getting stoned during the testing periods. isn't #34 THC free in his current lifestyle? the guy is a whacko, however tough he was to tackle. no sympathy from me; sorry my good friend.
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Jimbo, sorry that that particular bobby darin song, in the countrt phase of music of 62/63, made you cringe. bobby darin was a real talent. glad you enjoyed marvin gaye; here is another one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpLi_gZPPzY
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FZB, mister duke johnson with decent blocking is about as exciting and talented a player as there is in college or pro football. he was a great passcatcher at norland and showed it again last night. he is a very proper and decent youngman and a couple of more games like last night, especially against FSU and he will vault to the top of the trophy race, with a not so great game against nebraska forgotten, brad kaaya was mediocre last night-had to waste two TOs early, couldn't hook up with philip dorsett on what could have been a 98 yard run and catch and run score. the holie/gobblers were really pathetic and as stated UM could actually win the division having vanquished duke abd with va ahead of them on the schedule.
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PYGMY QB FOR VT!!! stays in the pocket and gets a 3rd down pass (which might have gotten 2-3 yards) knocked down by 6'and not many inches anthony chickalo in the middle of the line!! ouch is VT not the team of years past; the canes might still be able to win their half of the ACC even with a loss to FSU-unbelievable!!
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fellers, va tech is bad!!! granted that UM has very talented runners and passcatchers, but VT is getting blocked off the ball non-stop and doesn't look like a team that can score very many points. of course it helps UM when on 3rd and less than 1 that VT decides to try a deep in the backfield handoff that got stuffed badly. all their pygmy QB had to do was lean for a few inches or hand the ball off near the line. bad team that UM should run (literally) out of the stadium.
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Jimbo, roses/ somebody mention roses? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_PEU9cFzx4 marvin gaye? smokey? smokey wrote, marvin sang!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImMdKy2laaw
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Mr. Woodcock, sure has been a long time since we heard from mike1, not as long for kazaam. miss those two boys in a big way, as they ruffled a few feathers (not mine so much). but is sure is good to be back with the citizens here.
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Big Baby, better as a disco queen than she was with/leading the supremes? in the world of disco, she wasn't donna summer or even gloria gaynor. geez!!!
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Big Baby, at least the ESPN baseball crew discussed that with a LFer charging the ball and with an arm lorenzo cain would have been ou at the plate. dusty baker nails him by 2 feet!! just another subtle (not so subtle) example of the ineptitude of the outfielders for SF. hunter pence doesn't have an arm in RF either!! runners are gonna go from 1st to 3rd and 2nd to home at will. lorenzo cain "loses" a ball in KC's wind; think paul blair, garry maddox (not to even bother with willie mays who played in the crosscurrents of candlestick park) would have dropped that ball? the guy may be good coming in, but that was a severely catchable ball that was in and out of his mitt. two seriously flawed defensive teams in the outfield, and the infielders ain't much better.
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another detroit/berry gordy pre-motown artist- the great marv johnson: an incredible record, much better than marv's "baby, you've got what it takes" (to these ears) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BXpQ1Bq7Io great even with scratches!!
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IMAWriter, "with tears in MINE eyes"!!! this is the one where jackie wilson sounds like a cantor-what a vocal!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKBUAt7Y-ss
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Big Baby, a little flare into the outfield and a walk and five "decent" innings by peavy went down the tubes. as you mentioned, the sixth inning is not good for him and it wasn't again. the WP/PB that sent the runners to second and third changed the inning around. i wasn't surprised that the giants got theirbats on the phenom's pitches or that he was out early- a horrible delivery has yordano and it needs rectification. neither the giants or the royals are great or even very good teams. figure the 77-81 dodgers, phillies, yankees and even the brett-era royals were better at 7-8 positions on the field with drastically better pitching. think anybody on either team that starts is half a ron guidry? think eother of these teams would win two games off a jim rice-less bosox that took the (puke) reds of cincinnati to 7? and the broadcasters on FOX!!! could make someone want tim mccarver back at the mike; the non-stop drivel, platitudes and talking up no talents is excruciating!! the pre-season heat games trump the world series radiocasts with the very listenable dan schulman, and siriusxm is two batters behind the picture.
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the first lady of motown, another monster written by the incredible smokey robinson!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O1iq3yEqXU
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IMAWriter, i guess too many posts and one got swallowed, but here is one of the supremes' first charted songs extended by the genius from itlee!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U34sirvlVtw
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IMAWriter, happy my musical tastes are appreciated- glad you enjoyed. jackie wilson was incredible-i forget the name of the song he did after "doggin' around", but sounded like he could have been a cantor for the high holy days!! HDH? the royals pitchers and a play on HGH? how about some of the real HDH- motown's greatest songwriting team (smokey was the greatest writer) and maybe the supremes' most well-received big hit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3lK0ni2Xx8
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Big Baby, well it is the sixth inning and the royals phenom is in the dugout; after a shaky start jake peavy has been on cruise control; whether he gets out of the 6th remains to be seen. one of these days someone is gonna get really hurt by a splintered bat, such as mike morse produced. in my yute a broken bat meant it cracked, not shattered. the first at i remember coming apart got stuck in steve yeager's neck in san diego-an inch or two over and it would have severed yeag's jugular vein. scariest moment to me in baseball; but then again i wasn't a witness to jack sanford's destroying tony conigliaro's career and life. a tragic story indeed.
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FZB, thanx for the invite, but i would imagine that FSU/UM is gonna be on a saturday and even with a clock change, i wouldn't be able to meet you in time for the game. FSU is barely holding on to its spot in the last four, and should the seminoles lose they would be out of the running; too many squeaker wins in a less than strong conference. 2 teams from the SEC western, maybe k-state, maybe oregon, maybe georgia, maybe michigan state or the buckeyes. clemson should have beaten them easily but screwed up an incredible amount of times. the irish could lose to USC, and they wouldn't get picked ahead of FSU(should they lose) despite having played much better. FSU is making all their opponents look stronger than they are.
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OC Dolphin, geez, a lot of posts on a day old thread!! FZB and his amigo trading exchanges brings back the good old days.
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Big Baby, the royals' pitcher tonight throws hard, but has no follow through in his motion. jake peavy might indeed struggle, but i would be surprised if senor ventura gets past inning #6. of course the KC bullpen of one inning wonders could then take over; we shall see.
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Tom, that is a great song-and a touch of phil rizzuto to boot. din't buy any meatloaf albums but the gay was talented; became an actor also i believe. heard the great voice of paul rogers w/free on the radio today. the guy sings for queen nowadays but can't touch the voice of freddie mercury-very few can. here is free doing a tune that wilson pickett sang-hope you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH5wbYP5xkQ
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Big Baby, jake peavy will pitch decently tonight it says here. pitchers who like to hit (whether they can or not) feel bizarre in a league with the DH; peavy being one of those. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/peavyja01.shtml?redir he is not the worst batting pitcher, and playing in an american league park means he won't swing the stick; i would have saved him for a home game start-we'll see how he does tonight. peavt is a good guy and a good interview from the dugout. was living in the SD area (la jolla) when he was having his big years for the padres. a very likeable fellow. can any of the royals hit? doesn't seem like it to me. bumgarner is a very decent pitcher who throws strikes, but doesn't have "wicked" stuff. wins by staying ahead in the count, good location, and keeping hitters guessing- major components for being an effective pitcher.
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IMAWriter, can't help but put up one of the great instrumetals ever!! two brothers from brooklyn, and a pedal steel guitar!! "brooklyn country"!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1st_9KudWB0
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IMAWriter, so glad you appreciate my taste in music. oldies staions now consider billy (puke)joel to be oldies, but they aint!! hereis an oldie by one of the great voices ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1mkSm00kXM
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