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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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and another killer from john kay and friends, one of the best singles of the late 60s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEEzbFxEbB8 and this social commentary fun song ("sam" was right wing mayor sam yorty of los angeles in the 60s!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6sUP4NHVs
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FZB, "you "borrowed" methinks from me, and me from someone else" a paraphrase of steppenwolf's reworking of the junior wells classic "messin' with the kid". let's see if the ole shadow's memory is working in 1/2 a cup of cafe bustelo!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2k_gKyv8XM yep, john kay acknowledges junior wells in the middle of "tighten up your wig" steppenwolf-an underappreciated band with a genius in john kay!!
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Tom, absolutely correct on the tossing. hell of a 2nd goal, which is gonna go against the ole shadow's theory that if a team gives up an own goal they will lose; as of now chile ahead even though peru is playing better short a man.
Toggle Commented 20 hours ago on It's all speculation, of course at OC Dolphin's blog
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Tom, there is always pressure on the officials when the home team is involved. the goal was hokey, but they happen so quickly that at times it is difficult, and the players from chile crossing in front of each other made for a not so easy offsides call.the red card was given to a player that had already been warned twice by the ref and he deliberately followed through with his studs into the back of #20. had it been the first of his misplays maybe he would have gotten a yellow, but considering his brutish play beforehand it seemed like throwing him out was somewhat justified. still a good match, and full sided peru would have been a whole lotta handful for the hosts.
Toggle Commented 21 hours ago on It's all speculation, of course at OC Dolphin's blog
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Big Baby, yes, got confused with the years; it was 4 years after wuinning that maradonna and friends lost to germany after knocking out italy. it is no contest about which game i will watch tomorrow at 7:30, when arg/parag goes head-to head with the women's WC. why didn't FIFA take into account that the copa would be going up against a semi of the "girls"? why didn't FIFA schedule one semi in montreal at 7:30 eastern, and have the US play in vancouver at 9:30 or 10:30? there is no question which game will be more exciting; i will listen to the FIFA WC on sirius/xm while watching the albicelestes on BEIN. BEIN has top notch programming besides the futbol-international sports that the average american wouldn't watch. just to watch european basketball, which i really love as they play the game more to the rules and less absurd dunk after dunk, non-calling of palming, steps, discontinuation, 3 seconds and everything the NBA junks for its concept of "NBA entertainment"-awful bastardization of the game that Mr. Woodcock saw fit to send me the goods on "the jewish game". those were the days!! did get a good look at the SEC/ESPN network showing the 1979 sugar bowl, with the tide playing the wishbone with #22, tony nathan, in the backfield for the tide.
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Big Baby, got the computer back, so the copa will be graced by the ole shadow's observations. saying this is argentina's best group ever is really going out on a limb. first you have the maradona bunch that won a WC and got to the finals in italy 8 years later, as i recall, beating italy on the italians' home turf. then they had three great guys for the 98 WC (forgot the names) that ousted england when knucklehead beckham shoved an argentinian right in front of the ref. england had an incredible run/goal by michael owen and lost their 1-0 lead on a clever play of s set piece and ousted england (as always) in PKs.they did look pretty good against colombia, but i am not enough of an authority on argentina to contradict what my pal says about this group of albicelestes. looking for a real possibility of peru getting goals against chile, #10 for chile is a clever, clever midfielder a notch or two above michael bradley, who i have taken a real liking to. bradley has really improved under klinsmann-much better than he was playing for daddy. valdivia is a really solid player and we'll see what he does against peru in a few hours.
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Big Baby, my computer may be in mothballs for a day or two. frank kaminsky is a 6th man-tghe guy has a nice shot (we have yet to see it go in while being guarded in the NBA). will of course, G-d and DISH willing, watch your albicelestes, who looked really good against colombia and who might get a break if peru and the guy with the crazy hairdo and all those ugly tats upend chile- a real possibility. hope things are okay with you and get back to you when the computer comes home from the shop.
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Tom, you be so right-2nd half was much better than a good first half!! and the shootout!!! best i've seen even knowing the result- watching it live musta been incredible!!! the argentine goalkeeper was close to keeping 3 or 4 of thekicks out, and colombia's GK was outstanding in regulation time and stoppage. gearing up for two good ones mon and tue; this is a terrific competition every 4 years. it shows why the south americans do so well at the WCs. what did they have in the WC quarters last go-round-3 or 4 out of the eight? granted it was played in south america. now they are showing chile uruguay- gotta watch this brutally incredible match again. BEIN is worth every extra penny we pay DISH fdor the channels and their superior video and especially audio that they provide.
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Tom, about 35 minutes into the first half, and the replay is definitely one of an outstanding match. colombia showed grit in the WC and are did the same in this game. really looking forward to the semis toorrow and tuesday, as the final is saturday so i am locked out unless BEIN shows a replay that same night.
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Tom, BEIN is showing repeats of the copa quarters; i think arg/col is next. even knowing the result, watching a rerun of the copa beats watching a near "dog days" baseball game, especially with the only bat in the line-up for the marlins out for a month+. yay- ray hudson doing the color-even with his unbelievable exaggerations and wild comments, he is a hoot and his partner, phil ?, isn't over the top. chile might not have such an easy time versus peru, who have that nut with the crazy haircut and wild tats who scored a hat trick in his last game.
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Mr. Woodcock, am in agreement with you that LA has the most already in place venues to host an olymppics. about the only thing i can't remember is where the rowing took place- the concrete LA river just doesn't make it. polluted rivers/harbors in bahston? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBAt-SPosWs
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Tom, good friend, i guess you must enjoy your exchanges with (the real kaitlin)in los angeles. man, i can live w/o the f-bombs and other pottymouth stuff generated fromthe other west coast. glad you saw a good game in arg/col; i know that they are talking up their product, but BEIN's announcers are spot on when they say that the competition in the copa is much more aggressive/violent/terrific than the european championship. in the copa these guys speak the same language, religion, and in some cases border clashes. uruguay has always been noted for rough, rough play. i saw the chile affair, and uruguay did what it set out to do-stmie the hosts and get to PKs, which was working until, canvani went berserk in touching/bumping into the officials,eventually finishing with 9 men. peru is capable of a goal or two against chile, don't think paraguay can do it vs. messi and friends. theole shadow is thrilled to have someone who fancies futbol-it's tough not to like it at the copa semis level. now about that keeper from paraguay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Luis_Chilavert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgDXKcPnDw8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_WIR_UkhsM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGAwjTizCjE the guy didn't miss!!!
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FZB, i was wondering why stanton was not in the line-up against the dodgers; hit by a pitch again? just when he was in the groove, another setback that will cost him his 55-60/150 season.
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Tom, thanx for the report on arg/colombia; paraguay had this monster goalkeeper who would score in games and also take penalty shots;will wiki him-he was a really fabulous player. looking forward to the semis of the copa, as i am very dissapointed with the caliber of the lesbian world cup. they can't get a corner kick past the near post and don't have the strong legs to get goals from anywhere but the penalty spot. i heard that brazil and paraguay was a yawner, as w/o neymar brazil is a middling team, noweher near the talent level of the ronaldo years.
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Mr. Woodcock, w/o the piano and with a stronger voice and organ, this sounds a lot like the alternate version posted above. the ole shadow also loved this gem when it came out, and first heard the "alternate version" while in the Holy Land in the mid 90s; the alternate version was played on radio jerusalem on our holiday of Purim, when the Rabbis mandated we get drunk-great religion, huh? stevie winwood was/is among the all-timers, and this version that just ended was really cookin'. the drummer seems like he is a good one.
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Mr. Woodcock, here is an alternate take of gimme some lovin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3kZEjD3Gr8
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FORGOT THIS!!!! http://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1981.html
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Mr. Woodcock, check out the draft of larry nance's year; mark aguirre ahead of isiah thomas! and guys that played +/- 17 seasons!! nobody from this year's bunch will play 12 seasons!
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Mr. Woodcock, larry nance, jr., huh? i remember the original larry nance and he was a very good player for the suns in the years wwwwhen the lakers had their division locked down every year. let's check: http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/n/nancela01.html 17pts/8 rebounds- a very good player, almost 55% shooting; yup, a good player!
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Mr. Woodcock, those fuzzy sombreros are generically called "shtreimels" and are worn by chasidim (non lithuanian religious jews) on the Sabbath and holidays. young men get their shtreimels when they get married. there are a few "chasidic" groups that don't wear them-like chabad/lubavitch, and the chasidim of belz, but most most "real chasudim" wear shtreimels on the aforementioned days.
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Mr. Woodcock, http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/projecting-the-top-50-players-in-the-2015-nba-draft-class/ how does the second best player in the draft fall to #10? that guy the knicks picked needs to start eating those mayonnaise sandwiches- he is skinnier than shawn bradley, another burnout in the NBA; boy were they excited 7'6" and could shoot and block shots! into the dumpster he went. i am sure you'll be correct about him; when the warriors and cavaliers started playeing smaller athletic players, they started winning, and teams are still taking these stiffs, which mr.croatia will wind up being. if the NFL stopped using these gargantuan fatso OLmen who can't touch their toes, those teams will improve immediately. where is richie incognito these days? buffalo? almost july, buddy, so it's only a matter of weeks until they suit up for camp!! no prediction yet, other than i'd take the 8.5 and over-much talent added since last season. still not ready to commit-we'll wait until the official poll is taken here on the blogsite. have a great weekend!! where did justin spieth come from? he seems otherworldly on the courses.
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Mr. Woodcock, i saw the article but didn't get a chance to look at the whole piece. basketball (except for kentucky and indiana) was a city game and when the hebes lived in the city it was a hebe game. gone are the days of art heyman (duke national player of the year 1962 i think) larry miller, and all the guys that frank mcguire used to shlep down to carolina from NYC; remember it was a jewboy named lenny rosenbluth who led UNC to a victory over wilt and kansas in what i think was a triple OT game. haven't seen much of the heat's pick but i take your word that he is a premier player. when are those guys gonna stop going to kentucky in droves for their one and done ($$$$)year?
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Mr. Woodcock, i appreciate the list you posted of former duke players, but kyrie irving aside, yur list is a list of workmanlike players none of whom have "set the NBA on fire". jay/jason williams was gonna (they thought) dominate in the NBA- guess again chester!! j.j. reddick? good shooter who took a couple/few years and team change to become a + player. shane battier? carlos boozer? both of whom are frightful to look at and i don't think are 20 point/game players; offhand i would say carlos boozer is about 15 pts and 8 rebounds a game; shane battier-nice shooter from way out but gets lost underneath. luol deng- another 15pts/ 8-9 boards a game; lets check out the numbers: battier: http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/battish01.html deng:http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/denglu01.html 6 rebounds/game!!! boozer:http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/boozeca01.html boozer is by far the best pro, but he is not a 20/10 player, which is my standard for a player who plays underneath; try elvin hayes on for size!!! elvin hayes:http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/hayesel01.html 21/12.5 boards!!! would eat carlos boozer alive (and,yes, boozer is a good player)
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Mr. Woodcock, all of the delis mentioned in the article are being called "jewish", but they are not kosher, which is why they refer to themselves as "kosher style". the pico deli (pico just west of robertson) and another one a couple of doors down are kosher. of all the "kosher style" delis, langer's at 7th and alvarado is by far the best (from memory)- best pastrami, best tuna melt and real deli ambience. and nate and al's in BH is a great place, one that knows how to serve a right proper salami and eggs for breakfast. also has a great smoked fish department, a place where you can get top quality sturgeon. before becoming "kosher", i started going to chinatown (grandview garden) and then to monterrey park wher they have dozens of restaurants that serve my favorite meal-dim sum. boy do i miss picking the "teacakes" out of tray.
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Mr. Woodcock, the guard who got into the motorcycle accident-jay williams, who everybody but the ole shadow though was gonnatake over the NBA (excepting he couldn't shoot or pass), grant hill (perpetually injured), shelden williams (married candace parker, did zero), bobby hurley-total flop,laettner, danny ferry, jay bilas, ... elton brand okay career, kyrie irving one and done-wasn't in durham long enough to be a "real" dookie, but nobody really lighting it up to me!! please tell me who from duke has had a pro career worthy of note, cause i cannot think of anybody who is playing at a high levet except the aforementioned irving.
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