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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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IMAWriter, not very many are in the class of those who could carry el tigre's bag of clubs. i also used to enjoy the sunday (?) golf shows on NBC.how about a salute to dr, cary middlecoff (?) or dow finsterwald? i belive they were the hosts of the show.
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YAY ON CRICKET!!!! the most watched sports in the world- between just india and pakistan you've got a billion and a half viewers. my good friend graham , raised in london, got me interested in the game so that i know what spin vs. pace bowlers are, the "nightwatchman" is, winning on runs versus winning on innings... when the last baseball strike was on, so guys in NYC beeded a baseball "fix", so they went to watch a cricket match which they described as "beisbol on valium". it really is a great sport; try watching the film "fire over babylon" about the west indies vs. england for a great view as to what cricket means to each country. basically none of the cricket powers, save for england, do anything in futbol. a few months ago a batter was killed when the ball struck him under the ear flap after a wicked bounce.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2015 on Is it September yet? at OC Dolphin's blog
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fellers, me thinks the name chargers for the new AFL team in san diego didn't come from USC, but from the dodgers' fans of the newly landed franchise that won the WS in 1959. went to many USC games and never heard a "CHARGE" cheer to the best of my recollection.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2015 on Monday musings at OC Dolphin's blog
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Mr. Woodcock, didn't el tigre own torrey pines before his wife took the club to him? stated he'd never win another major after that dispute and all that came with it. the 2008 open play-off with el tigre on one leg against the grind-it-out of rocco mediate was a great sports event, and not just golf. it certainly looks like barring a miracle swing coach el tigre has won his last tournament. the bigger they are,...
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2015 on National signing day at OC Dolphin's blog
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A SAD DAY: in my unhumble opinion the greatest college basketball coach excepting john wooden, dean smith, has passed away. had alzheimer's for many years. wooden won with the then alcindor and bill walton for 5 of his titles, and having the best post man in america goes a long way towards winning that plaque. i would say that wooden's wins with hazard/goodrich, then goodrich/erickson then two with wicks and rowe and the last when richard washington nailed a game-winner against kentucky are better testaments to his coaching than the five with kareem and walton. one of the greatest achievements in college basketball was dean smith's UNC teams never finishing worse than second in a very competitive ACC- with NC state, maryland, duke, and even virginia getting ranked #1 at some point but UNC always right behind them on the table. loved his four corners concept. RIP
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2015 on National signing day at OC Dolphin's blog
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Mr. Woodcock, granted shula coached many years and amassed victories in the late 80s and early 90s with pedestrian teams, but his early years as the boy wonder coach with the colts and dolphins count for many wins. george halas coached many many teams with mediocre records to get to the 300+ that i believe was the mark that shula broke.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2015 on National signing day at OC Dolphin's blog
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(the real) dave in l.a., unless i misread your post re shula, he didn't win the SB with two different teams, just got there with the colts and dolphins. bot shoes and bellichek are gona be in the discussion of greatest ever coaches. it is hard to argue against the felle r with the most wins, but many came with mediocre dolphins teams in thelate 80s and 90s.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2015 on National signing day at OC Dolphin's blog
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quaker mother, hebe looks!! http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/phenom/201408/josh-rosen-quarterback-jewish-catholic-ucla-st-john-bosco-football the article really talks up this young man, the seeming replacement to bret hundley. with all these QB camps and 7 on 7 leagues, is everybody stacked at QB so that only three of the top 50 recruits are passers?
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2015 on National signing day at OC Dolphin's blog
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JOSH ROSEN:ST. JOHN BOSCO??? first, in the days of yore, the catholic league of the CIF used to be all run, no pass- one 12-7 game after another. now they are throwing it all over the place in the last bastion of smashmouth high school football. so much so that a guy with a member of the tribe name (doesn't mean hi is a hebe) goes to a catholic high school to play!! i don't think i saw one recruit from what is now the "los angeles city" section of the CIF (used to be totally independent of the CIF. john elway went to granada hills high in one of the valley leagues of the city, and methinks there hasn't been a better high school>college>pro QB than him in my lifetime.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2015 on National signing day at OC Dolphin's blog
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men, after seeing the play at least 10 times (many in slo-mo), i would have to say that throwing the ball was not as bad a decision as throwing it to mr. lockette, an inexperienced pass catcher who did touch the ball before it was picked and who didn't turn his body to shield the ball from the defender. yes the ball was thrown out in front of him and it would take great judgment and ability to turn on such a quick toss, but if we are gonna analyze, why not do it in microseconds? twas a really good game, really really good game, but the new kids on the block found a way to lose a 10 point lead by not scoring against the same old (not really because they change personnel so often) bullies from the northeast. tom brady would have won with the walsh 49ers throwing left-handed.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2015 on Super Bowl Sunday at OC Dolphin's blog
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boys, i was listening to the radio for the second half but had to jumpout of bed to see the fatal interception. except for a couple of unreal catches by seattle, methinks the NE pass defense was all over seattle. i too cannot understand the play call that led to the INT-who calls the plays-the OC or pete carroll? i am inclined to say the OC with approval from the head coach. remember that pete carrol lost the rose bowl game for the vase by A) not punting on a 4th down near midfield in the last minute of the game, and B) giving the ball to lendale white instead of reggie bush. the texans stopped lendale white and texas marched(?) down half the field for the winning TD behind vince the QB who accounted for all of the +/- 50myards by hisself. passing when one yard is needed? and with marshawn lynch i the backfield? only thing i can say oid that if a run got stuffed, they'd only have had one more play, whereas an incompletion would have given them two more chances. a very bizarre ending indeed
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2015 on Super Bowl Sunday at OC Dolphin's blog
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as predicted (thus far): bill bellichek's pass defenses are top notch and to this point seattlecan't do much on offense. still plenty of time left, but the patriots are playing pass defense the was that BB's giants did against the bills.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2015 on Super Bowl Sunday at OC Dolphin's blog
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fellers, last time i checked it bwas still blocking and tackling that won games (or should win games when they're not playing pass-happy touch football in the NFL). nobody in the NFC was able to tackle marshawn lynch and if NE can't they'll lose. maybe same applies to lagarrette (have a) blunt.
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Mr. Woodcock, agreed on your opine concerning the patriots. the first three SBs he had midget receivers who couldn't do anything playing elsewhere and the last two were lost on defensive gaffes- the helmet "catch" and welker dropping the pass which would have put NE pout of the giants reach. as far as modernity goes, in my unhumble opinion (and that of bill walsh also) steve young was better than joe montana; unfortunately after he came off the bench ice cold to throw a bullet for a 1st down against the giants, roger craig fumbled the ball away to the NYG and yound was deprived of a chance to start in the SB against the bills, whom i believe theyt would have routed. young played on vastly inferior 49er teams than montana did and no one is gonna come close to the game young had in the SB against SD.
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Big Baby, still think it is a pick em game, but methinks that seattle will win. it would be nice for tom brady to win a SB again after two blown gamnes to the giants. really don't care which team wins so i won't be unhappy either way. both teams had great seasons, came back from the dead during the regular season and the seahawks in that incredible ending vs. GB. either way is fine for me. all the best to you and the guys as i have been aay from the computer for a few days.
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OC Dolphin, i don't believe that tom brady was involved with the ball changing. very time they changes balls in that wet and wild game an NFL official was responsible for getting a new one in play, if something was "off" with the balls, the officiating crew that handled that aspect of the game are more culpable than the players.
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Big Baby, i'm not so sure he was a "steal" as much of "a find".as you noted he had/has first round talent, but 62 passes on him until the dolphins cashed in. had they taken him in round one i might say a steal, but as noted the "experts" had him as a second day draftee which he was but the dolphins got plenty. i guess cam cameron's job is safe at LSU, especially now that they have a monster sophomore runner. what's wild is that LSU's defense has suffered while they have started putting points on the board more than occasionally. still holding the SB to be "pick-em"; we'll see how the injuries are comng close to gametime.
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fellers, article in SI stated that jarvis landry-in retrospect-should have been the 9th pick in last year's draft to minnesota. nothing against anthony barr, bruin that he is. good rookie year for landry-not odell beckham's numbers, but for the 63rd guy taken he more than paid his way.
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BACK TO GREEN BAY'S LOSS: why didn't the packers try going "over the top" of the defense- in the manner of sam cunningham (and herschel walker, bo jackson, reggie bush, and the evil trojan #32 against stanford in 68, when the daily indian ran a photo of #32 flying into the endzone parallel to the ground and captioned the picture "superman!!!"). it was said that woody hayes' most prized possession was his goal line defense, which was destroyed by sam vaulting hisself into the end zone FOUR TIMES!!! instead, they ran a bowling ball (kuhn) into the line once and had eddie lacy stopped short the other times they ran. the misplayed onside kick was a big play, but it should never have come to that. GB had every opportunity to make it a rout in the first quarter and blew the chance. 16 points in the first half shoulda been 24 points, which would have won the game.
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Mr. Woodcock, had a great dog during my high school and college years, the fantastic "dee dee"; one night she just disappeared. don't know for sure but methinks when dogs know they're on the way out they vanish and spare owners the anguish, which she did. never replaced her, as i believe that one dog per lifetime is the way to go. no other dog would ever replace dee dee, a miniature malamute. hope you enjoy your time with "sammy".
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Big Baby, "a perfect storm of awfulness" is exactly what happened to the dolphins that final day of the season. good old howard david was playing "where are the dolphins gonna play" when it was 24-13 and about 7 minutes left and what followed was the most incredible collapse until yesterday's effort by the packers. the ole shadow cannot pick between the two squads even with NE having the battle-tested brady against the still learning russell wilson. can make cases for both sides and will be watching a classic in the making- NE has brady and friends, seattle has a tough defense that won the game by not giving up TDs with two first and goals at the outset of the contest.
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ARE ALL YOU GUYS KIDDING? seattle is not gonna get hammered by NE; they may win, but the patriots are not gonna do to them what they did to denver last SB. the "wise guys" have made this a "pick 'em" game and i am in agreement. the ole shadow sees two evenly matched teams-both with bruising runners, stout defenses, and the patriots with a much more experienced QB. russell wilson was horrific the first 3 1/2 quarters yesterday, but got it going the last 1/2 quarter and in the OT. the seattle "comeback"/green bay el foldo was very reminiscent of the dolphins self-destructing against NE in the patriots first SB season. everything GB did was wrong, and that's what it took for seattle to come back and win.
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fellers, as stated on the previous thread, the ole shadow thought GB had a big shot against seattle; however i didn't see seattle imploding to the degree they have imploded today. frightfully bad number of penalties.
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citizens, now you can understand george allen's philosophy that the most important for a team is its rushing defense. no rushing defense and the packers have 14 points instead of 6. is seattle gonna self destruct all game long?
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Naples, nobody i see going today is gonna be the next tom brady. luck is uber talented, as is aaron rodgers-but until they have gotten themselves into five SBs. it is a shame that the helmet play and a welker drop cost NE against the NYG. methinks the patriots will win comfortably against the colts, especially with their big runner out. they havr talent on the bench, but not trent richardson tough.
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