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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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Big Baby, when CBS had its "battle of the sexes" series, they approached raymond floyd about playing against a woman- his response: they'd better play their best hole, so to speak". a real jerk who wore levis on the golf course-not the denim variety but the woven jobs they came out with in the early 70s or so. could you imagine any of the big three of the time wearing levis on the course? never saw any of them not dressed for the sport of golf.
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FIRST KID ON THE BLOCK!!!! couldn't agree with you more about the "non-catch" and the effect it had on the game, with which also agree with you that it double-boring. pebble beach ain't the same without the "bing crosby clambake" to describe it. kathryn grant did golf a major disservice when she made a disconnect on der bangle's name; it used to go good with the "bob hope dessert classic-played over 4 different courses in/around palm springs. i vaguely remember that it was five rounds of golf with the finale on a monday on one of the courses; please correct the ole shadow on this one, OC! all of the listed golfers are likeable fellows-thankful that the =despicable raymond floyd has disappeared from the scene, even the senior tour if not mistaken. what a creep he was!!
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Big Baby, am watching a good game in west ham v. liverpool. the ole shadow believes that the FA cup is the greatest tournament in futbol, with the NCAA basketball tourney a close second. the world cup is an every four years deal, so too with the european championship, but the annual british competition where the likes of wigan a couple of years ago and wimbledon in 1988-a second division team, can upend then giants and midgets of all of the british leagues is much to my liking. thanks for the chicharito update; i believe he has been ripping it up in germany.
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Big Baby, watching rugby is getting to be an addiction!! what a great game with bruising runs and REAL tackles!! i am not up on all the rules and do agree that holding the guy who jumps up is wild!! next on the list is australian rules, should bein decide to show it, with those guys in the hats and the flags. when does draft talk start here?
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fellers, carolina got to the game because seattle did nothing against them in the first half though completely dominating the second. denver got to the game in a large part owing to a muffed PAT which forced NE into a try at a two point PAT, while had the kicker not flubbed it earlier the score would have been knotted at 20 and into over time they would have gone. a completely damaged bunch of patriots stayed with the broncos very good defense in colorado, while carolina was never in the hunt. seems to me that seattle and NE would have been a better game.
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Fzb, carolina got jobbed badly. though i hate the concept of officials-former officials- commenting to those of us who know the rules and what we see- mike carey was thoroughly convinced that it was a catch. bad, bad call that kept carolina stagnant.
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Mr. Woodcock, the roll call of MVPs was pleasant, seeing those guys limping was sad. as much as i like jim plunked, rod martin with three INTs against jowls should have made him the MVP of that game, in which the eagles were terribly overmatched by the AFC wild card raiders.
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Fzb, you are right- off us, +/- 60 is c-c-c-cold!! bad call leads to a denver TD, really bad call it says here.
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Fab, the ole shadow says it was a catch by cotchery, and my eyes don't fail me on these plays- WHAT!!!! incomplete? bad non-reversal-really bad!!!
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A GAME FOR REALLY TOUGH GUYS!!! watching rugby on ben-what a bruising sport this is!! no pads and these guys are big and thick. plus, in rugby the tackling must be with the arms, something the NFL should consider in their quagmire of concussion cases. saw one match a few weeks ago where a guy just upended the fellow with the bloated ball and received a penalty for a tackle done headfirst. as the ole shadow has been screaming for years-legislate real tackling- wrap. ;fit and drive and the concussion problems will dissipate. no headfirst collisions in rugby and tackling with the arms and shoulders- something the NFL should really consider before somebody dies on the field, which has only happened once, to a detroit lions receiver in i think 1971-chuck hughes, methinks- but he didn't die of a concussion; heart failure if i remember. looks like carolina to me mañana. denver was good on defense, but NE couldn't run and keep the pressure off #12. the patriots played with a patchwork team all over the field and still were in the game in denver at the end. carolina is intact which i believe spells trouble for the guys in the orange suits.
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bad typos!! should have read johnny mantel. new keyboard and i in the process of getting to know each other. a blessed weekend to all!!!
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GOOD GRIEF!!!! johjnny mantels father says he may not live to see his next birthday and there is talk here of acquiring him!!! if so, he'd be a stiff before OTAs!!!
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Big Baby, and include the lakers era celtics-mchale, parrish, and the fantastic defender dennis johnson- as a team that played tough defense. and a plug for michael cooper, whom bird described as then toughest defender he ever encountered. hope all is well with you and i have been away from the blog because i am acclimating to a new computer!
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hey fellers, another of the unwatchable aspects of the NBA is that no one plays defense in the manner of the 69-73 knicks or the chicago bulls of the bob love norm van lier era. and i wild imagine that walton's trailblazers probably defended a little bit also.
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Fab, doing okay enjoying the week of winter break that the orthodox jewish schools do instead of a holiday break on/about 25dec. it seems like crolinba is gonna cream the broncos, despite denver's very good defense. NE played denver with a whole bunch of pach jobs all over the field and no runners at all. mike shula has a space age offense going, and greg olsen has turned out to be a better catching TE than jimmy graham or the superstar in his own mind kellen winslow the junior. meanwhile larranaga has the BB canes playing at a very high level with less than mcdonalds all-americans. hiring him was an incredible move-having already won both the regular ACC title and the tournament. his teams are a joy to watch.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2016 on Wake me up when September ends at OC Dolphin's blog
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Big Baby, yesterday liverppool/stoke was a great game, and today's everton/man city is also a terrific match. everyone's two goal cushion was lost owing to an won goal deflected by #3 of everton.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2016 on Wake me up when September ends at OC Dolphin's blog
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please... somebody inform dave the drummer that the 200+ marine "peacekeepers" were blown up in beirut, which is in lebanon, not libya!! at least he got the "l" and "b" of the country's name right. another lowlight of the reign of the "great communicator" who had to be taken out of the spotlight the last couple of years of his presidency owing to onsetting alzheimers/dementia.
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just seen... a listing of NBA coaches that had decent teams and were fired during the season- and surprise, surprise they are all caucasians!!! whatever anybody wants tom say about david blast, my fellow member of then tribe- he got cleveland to the finals w/o two superstars and this year had the cavaliers on top off the east midway through the season. and replaced with octaroon tyrone lue!! tell me that the players in the NBA aren't laughing their dark heads off taking/being given millions by the whiteys to coast to the playoffs and then get it into gear!! those tattoos- UGGGHHHHH!!! and king of the inked plays for miami and used to be a caucasian before he went rainbow!! bird man? YUCCCHHHH!
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2016 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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MISSED PAT!!! the miss early in the game prevented the probability of an OT. muffed point really early in the long game by one off the really great kickers did NE in ay games end. denver's defense, and the patriots' as well, played tremendously-difference being that NE had no INTS. okay, now on to arizona/panthers tilt. says here cameron newton's athleticism will trump the play of carson palmer, former brain surgeon from south of jefferson blvd.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2016 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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citizens, been watching football for so many years that i trust my eyesight on these types of plays. geez, maybe the most accurate kicker in NFL history misses a point after!! and the ones that NE had before him was pretty darn good also. used to like denver when they were AFL doormats, but when their "orange crush" thing was going i got off their band wagon. denver was the first AFL team to defeat an NFL team- in pre-season- when they beat a pretty good detroit lions team in either 66 or 67. liked the old ones much better
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2016 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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looked backwards to me!!! should be a NE TD or at least possession!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2016 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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OC Dolphin, well, the broncos just scored and NE seems a little bit out of kilter. is it my imagination or does the new junking of the rules include players in motion either running towards the line or not getting set for the minimum one second before the snap, am also seeing OLmen moving their legs backwards beforethe snap to get an edge on the defense. carolina has a lot of good players and a stoic coach, and i wouldn't mind if they won. luke keuchly is a tremendous player who impacts the games in a big way..
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2016 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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fellers, am rooting for the visiting teams today. too bad they are not playing in the blizzard in the northeast, as the ole shadow loves "element bowls". we'll see what manning has left, as it appears he's throwing balloons and can't sling it downfield. and the arizona cardinals have a nice team and a very good coach. just don't like the broncos.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2016 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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Mr. Woodcock, yes another potential brain surgeon who couldn't get past organic chemistry!! willie mcginnest was arrested while on scholarship, but he thankfully turned his life around for possible HOF spot. USC has no shortage of thugs and punks and criminals on school on "scholarship", a real joke of a concept.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2016 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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(the real one) in los angeles, any team can get blown out by another good team in the NBA, especially when one team, and a good one like the warriors, is shooting and making shots from all over the perimeter of the key. the cavaliers are still one of the better squads in the NBA, which currently is trying to get an injured superstar type into the "groove". HALF A SEASON TO GO!!! NO GUARANTEE that on a bad shooting night for the warriors they took could get battered as they did to cleveland last night. at present it certainly appears to be the warriors and then the rest, but an injury to a prime player-curry, thompson,green, or even harrison barnes nd the warriors will be a little more vulnerable than they are now. the warriors will likely go on some sort of "cold snap" over the next 40m games and this latest blowout of the cars will be what it was-just another game in a far too long season.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2016 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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