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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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EL TIGRE WAS DRIVING A .... benz when arrested for DUI/DWI buick can't be happy, unless of course they dropped him after all his previous troubles. also buick does not have a luxury model (remember the "riviera"?)worthy of a former billionaire (he gave up half a billion in the divorce).
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"THE DIRTY DOZEN"... on TCM is one of my all-time favorite movies-excellent story, tremendous acting talents, and one i could watch non-stop (same with "the great escape". reunites three actors from another favorite-"bad day at black rock"-lee marvin, robert ryan, and ernest borgnine, who all played really bad guys. however, at 6:00 am shifting over to the hockey coverage. maybe then best actor of them all was the really great john cassavetes, husband of the very foxy gena rowlands. he turned into an excellent director of cult movies like "shadows" and "death of a chinese bookie", using his wife, john marley (the movie producer who woke up with the horse's head in bed with him in "the godfather") and ben gazzara in a lot of his films.
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OC Dolphin, am glad you liked the "drive" in the post; but i think that the mug "shot" was the worst shot of his career is even better!! am happy that our host appreciates at least a few of my many posts here. i guess you might consider "addicted" (G-d forbid) to making my thoughts known. hope you are enjoying the holiday. did any of the reports say what the wheels he was driving was? definitely not a buick!!!
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Big Baby, i will be locked in from the pre-match on NBCSN-two hours of pregame!! that stuff is usually saved for the SB. still think the penguins and their stronger scoring ability will prevail, but i respect your attitude concerning nashville. peckerini is one of our favorites, and if he gets help from subban and his cohorts on the defense he will be incredibly tough. just don't think that the predators will score a lot.
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Big Baby, david ross is doing the oriole/yanks on ESPN. what an incredible guy!! bright, literate, great sense of humor- no wonder teams wanted him in the clubhouse and on the field. he is really hearing it from the midget tim kurchen and the other guy about his efforts one "dancing with the stars", which were pretty good from the clips i saw.
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OC Dolphin, should he work his way back, (highly improbable), i agree that he wont wear john daly double knit polyester plaid outfits.
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EL TIGRE HITS THE BIG BUNKER OF LIFE!! a shame ton see anyone fall so far down; geez, i guess his open win at torrey pines near us in la jolla will be considered his last real hurrah in golf. on one leg winning an 18 hole playoff with the incredibly consistent rocco mediate was incredible, especially with all the shots he made just to get into the playoff. el tigre in a mug shot, the worst shot of his career.
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OC Dolphin, only took twenty minutes before the ole shadow opined on el tigre. if he wasn't "washed up" (by PGA standards) he is now. tiger morphs into john daly
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THE SAD STORY OF EL TIGRE: he was having trouble with his putting, now his driving is in real trouble. all came undone when the then wife smashed his windshield; she also smashed his game and life. once upon a time he was on top of the world. his recent story recalls the struggles of grover cleveland alexander (the winning team) and of jim thorpe (jim thorpe, all-american). sad, sad, sad
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ALL BEISBOL UNTIL 8:00!!! what are my blogmates to do? only MLB until the final of the stanley cup commences? there is a futbol match between england and someone else, but we know how soccer is welcomed here. eight hours and about 15 minutes till they drop the puck. the 7th game of the eastern finals was a good one, not a great one as the senators, like the predators, are toothless. let us see how sid the kid and friends treat peckerini!!
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Big Baby, are we on for a wager tonight? how about $100 dollars to my shul (synagogue) and i'll throw in a like amount to the favorite charity of your choice. saw a nice piece on p.k. subban during a weather delay. the penguins said playing nashville would be like going up against 4 karlssons!! a little exaggeration, but between the defenders and peckerini it is difficult to score against the predators.
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OFF ON A FEW OF THE DETAILS: cmon, that was over 40 years ago. but methinks i got the gist of what happened between USC and the winfield led golden gophers.
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HERE IS THE STORY: College Baseball : USC Comeback Victory Recalls the Miracle Against Minnesota in 1973 March 05, 1986|Bob Cuomo Email Share USC has staged many exciting comeback victories, particularly during the 1970s when the Trojans won 6 of their 11 national championships. The most dramatic one, given the circumstances and the setting, occurred in the semifinals of the 1973 College World Series. The Trojans went to bat in the bottom of ninth inning trailing Minnesota, 7-0. The Gophers' pitcher, a hard-throwing right-hander named Dave Winfield, had allowed only an infield single in the sixth inning while striking out 15. Needless to say, the situation looked hopeless. But the Trojans used eight singles, a passed ball, a sacrifice fly and a stolen base to score eight runs, the decisive one coming with two out. Winfield, incidentally, didn't get the loss. He was removed with one out after yielding four hits and the first three runs. USC went on to defeat Arizona State, 4-3, to win the fourth of its five consecutive NCAA titles. Those kinds of victories have been rare lately, but the Trojans evoked some memories Sunday at Dedeaux Field when they came from far behind to defeat California, 12-10, in the third game of their Pacific 10 Southern Division series. Cal appeared headed for a sweep when it scored five runs in the third inning and four in the fourth. USC, meanwhile, had managed only a bunt single in its first three at-bats. But the Trojans used six hits and three walks to score nine times. Then they scored once in the fifth and twice in the seventh to seal the win. Although this victory doesn't match the one against Minnesota in 1973 for sheer drama, it was, according to USC Coach Rod Dedeaux, special nonetheless. "Nothing compares with the College World Series," he said in the jubilant Trojan clubhouse." But it does rank up there with the great USC wins. It is one of the great comebacks in Trojan history. "This was important because we had to have this win. If we had lost, we'd be 0-3 and in a big hole. After two tough losses (3-2 in 10 innings and 6-4), it would have been disastrous for this team to get beat big. It would be very hard to recover." So USC, which finished last in the six-team league in 1985 with a 5-25 record, 18 games behind champion Stanford, is one game behind Cal, Stanford and Arizona State at 1-2, instead of being three games behind Cal. Perhaps the season's biggest surprise is Pepperdine's slow start. The Waves, expected to be one of the Southland's strongest teams, were 3-6-2 after losing to Cal Poly Pomona, 8-5, last Wednesday. But Pepperdine Coach Dave Gorrie is not surprised. "This is a young team," he said Saturday before the Waves' rematch with Cal Poly Pomona at Malibu. You can't expect this team to be as good as last year's. You can't replace 27 homers, 15 wins, a super shortstop." Gorrie was referring to center fielder Brad Bierley, who also drove in 75 runs, right-hander Scott Marrett, 15-0, 2.08 ERA, and Nezi Balelo, 40 RBIs and 24 steals, but whose true value was on defense. They and several other departed players helped the Waves win the West Coast Athletic Conference and go 52-15-1. "The rain has been a hindrance. It prevented us from accomplishing what we want (teach Pepperdine's system to the new players and work on proper execution). But I don't want to use that as an excuse. All teams were hampered by rain," he said. One of the things that hampered the Waves was a lack of clutch hitting, which resulted in too many runners being left in scoring position. And the defense, long a Pepperdine strength, was shaky. Pepperdine opened with an 8-4 victory over UCLA, then lost five straight, including four by one run. One of those was a 1-0 decision to Arizona at Tucson in which sophomore right-hander Pat Dubar allowed only one hit, a seventh-inning homer by Todd Trafton. In order to improve the defense, Gorrie moved Paul Faries back to third base (he was playing second), and put sophomore Chris Sloniger at second. Sophomore Chris Costley, who had been at third, now alternates at first with freshman Scott Shockey. "These switches have helped us offensively and defensively," Gorrie said. Gorrie said the pitching staff, while not as deep as he'd prefer, has, for the most part, pitched well. "It's been good enough to win. "We're building up. We're making progress," Gorrie said. "Things will get better." They already have. Pepperdine has won three three straight, raising its record to 6-6-2. Last Friday junior right-hander Mike Fetters, the ace of the staff, beat Cal State Northridge, 1-0, allowing only six hits and striking out nine. On Saturday, Tony Lewis, also a junior right-hander, yielded just five hits while striking out seven as the Waves won, 10-0. On Sunday, Dubar beat Northridge, 1-0, in 10 innings, allowing only four hits and striking out 12. Dubar's shutout extended the Waves' string of scoreless innings to 35. The staff hasn't yielded a run since Cal Poly Pomona scored eight times in the first inning last Wednesday. College Baseball Notes 1 | 2 | Next
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from 58-74: nine nationals titles for USC. including 5 in a row from 70-74. for miami, a total of three. the trojans were a dynasty under their coach, rod dedeaux. FIVE IN A ROW!!!!! unworldly. one of those, i think 1970, the trojans scored 10 runs against minnesota who had dave winfield, to come from an 0-8 deficit to win the title, and i believe many of those runs came with two out in their last at bat.
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THE CANES OUT OF NCAA TOURNAMENT? it has been quite a long run for the beisbolers of UM, but somethings just come to an end. they have had a tremendous run for decades, but i don't think they or anybody else will come close to USC in the sixties and seventies, when if memory serves the trojans won just about evert other year, fred lynn, dave kingman (then a pitcher also), rich daue, jim barr and many quality who went on to the pros. i think don buford also. was randy johnson a trojan?
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OC Dolphin, agreed on bill walton being a good guy- hey, don't you have to be "kind"- (uncle john's band) to be a deadhead? gregg allman was a good singer from behind that hammond B-3 organ. the allman brothers are in the upper echelon of american bands. saw them after the departure of the skydog, and they were still a terrific show; saw them and the band one evening ate the hollywood bowl. very acceptable, to say the least.
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98 DEGREES- NEW MAY RECORD!!! it was really, really hot in the 305 today boys. so hot that no humidity of which to speak-which is rare. summer has come to miami,fellers.
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Big Baby, have been watching 80s NBA highlights on youtube. celtics/lakers and celtics/pistons. the game today bdeoes not come close to resembling the quality of the teams and action od this games. especially liked the friday night game 7 heatathon in the non airconditioned boston garden. was not a laker fan in those days, just loved the celtic teams with walton and the 84 finals was the most exciting of all the championships. walton and bird was a great combination. it is no secret here that bill walton is my favorite player ever-from UCLA to portlland and then to his later travels.
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GREGG ALLMAN, RIP: the main voice of the allman brothers, who really sounded like the dope and alcohol had gotten to him. a really good singer, who provided many terrific vocals- whipping post, statesboro blues, and this my favorite: https://youtu.be/mT7QIX50L9o
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NBA WATCHERS... do you too notice the lack of rules enforcement? the platers are certainly good athletes, but no rules league is a burden and the games stretched out to midnight. the ole shadow will begrudgingly watch until i get sick of the no-calls.
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REMEMBER WHEN.... mario andretti was doing those STP commercials with andy granatelli? MA has the distinction of being the only driver to win indy, a formula one race, and a NASCAR race. wishing him good health and long years. love the way his wife calls him "mary-o"!! always thought the name was pronounced "mah-rio". any way you call it, he is one ofd racing's giants, if not the most well-rounded driver winning the three different types of races.
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Jimbo, memorial day is a solemn occasion. all of us here appreciate the men and women of all colors who have given so much of themselves to keep our country the greatest nation on the planet, one which will outlive the empires of the past.
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THURSDAY NIGHT!!! that is a really long lay-of till the NBA final starts. the networks were expecting a little more fight from the teams that went out quickly in the preliminaries. at least the cup starts tomorrow night.
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KLAY THOMPSON AVGED 23 PTS... and doesn't get much of a mention. i guess the warriors have a lot of good players, but methinks cleveland will win
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Big Baby, of course the NFL should be taking care of its former players, but they are not. this year they through the players a bone, but not nearly as much as they should be paying. the money goes directly to the players minus some administrative costs. methinks it is a worth cause. read somewhere that nick buoniconti was appointed to a board of directors recently, and he is in miserable, miserable shape. he is bucks up from representing the tobacco interests and doesn't need a penny to cover his horrible life at this point.
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