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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, 5 million zops? if hge is gonna get that kind of scratch, let the sale begin. closest i ever got to a gold medal was pulling on some weed with a member of the 1976 4 X 400 relay team.
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FZB, glad you are back and enjoying "beisbol", which is easy to do when your primo jose f. is tossing the pitches.
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Mr. Woodcock, you are correct in stating that he has the right to sell off whatever he feels like selling, but like i said "to me" it seems a little cheesy. i am not into the concept of "sports memorabilia" collecting and can't believe how much these gazillionaires are willing to pay for scuffed baseballs and sweat-soaked jerseys; i was a happy camper getting the autograph of my all-time most favorite ballplayer, tommy davis, at a lakers/royals game when i was a youngin'. baylor, west, and oscar on the same court brought out the A listers, could been jerry lucas was on the royals but can't remember. i do recall thembig O missing 5 free throws in that game-and he made 20!! in the days of one shot fouls and backcourt fouls.
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the above post got chopped off; the intro stated that it feels strange that these guys have to resort to selling pieces of american sports hisory, but, the family has got to eat. jim craig making a living giving motivational speeches? 35 years after the fact?
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SOMEHOW< THIS SEEMS "TACKY"... i know the family has got to eat, but selling the "miracle on ice" mementos just doesn't sit well with me. and these astronomical prices- i guess that is a factor. very very few of the 1980 hockey team went on to careers in the NHL-ken morrow is the only one i can name- so these pieces of history becomemmajor assets. just something funny about the concept. http://espn.go.com/olympics/hockey/story/_/id/13336730/jim-craig-miracle-ice-goaltender-hopes-sell-1980-olympic-memorabilia-asking-price-57-million
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Tom/Big Baby, watched the last few minutes of chelsea/barcelona last night; saw the equalizer and PKs. can't stand john terry! tapping a teammate's wife while he was england's captain-no excuse. he is a smug, suyper smug human but i guess he still is a world class defender. will try to watch the MLS/tottenham match tonight. BB, you are slowly convincing me about our domestic league. many of the good players og the gold cup are on MLS teams (if i understood the spanish announcers correctly) and with guys like gio coming back to our hemisphere to play, it seems like the quality will improve. don't even mind the just over the hill types-gerrard, lampard, pirl- that still can get by here. i understand klinsmann wanting his players to play in europe's leagues-but we'll give MLS a few years to improve. ya gotta play against quality opposition to improve, and right now MLS doesn't afford quality opposition across the board. a couple of more years of adding quality players should do MLS well.
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ALMOST 24,000 in the stadium!! i guess for the marlins that's equivalent to a full house; probably 10,000 more than they average, and one must consider that all the games are televised and the comforts of home beat having to travel/go outside in the heat and muggy.
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VIVA CUBA LIBRE!!!!!!! jose fernandez is unreal!!unbeaten at home, less than average on the road (lack of marlins scoring). the ole shadow saw the guy the first time out a couple of years ago and was very duly impressed. has come back fro tommy john surgery to continue his incredible run at home. wouldn't even say it's too early to call his one of baseball's five best arms. off the charts and stuck on a lousy team (even with stanton). how come the park isn't filled when he throws?
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Tom, missed your query regarding the firing of mexico's coach. punching reporters is an immediate ticket to the breadline, and that's what he got. he got mexico to the WC by beating new zealand and then had na good showing, until allowing holland an equalizer in the last minute of regulation. mexico has some very good young players and, after losing to the usa in the confederations cup playoff, will get to the WC again depite the copa america and concacaf having some good teams. how much is a ticket to mexico/panama gonna go for?
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fellers, unless NE has another matt cassell type on its bench, 2-2 looks optimistic for them in brady's absence. they also finish with many games on the road, including the season finale here. should the dolphins start 4 or 5-1, it would be a tremendous boon to their chances.
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Big Baby, bye bye herrera!!! no excuse for battering anyone, let alone a journalist. as mentioned he did a more than adequate job without many of his top players, aided by all those penals. we'll see who the mexicans can come up with, but there is no faulting their 2014 WC effort- a minute away from dispatching holland. he was a colorful manager had his highs and lows, and is now history.
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OC Dolphin, FZB is one who is locked out again!! i guess he's waiting for typepad to rectify their problems; in the meantime he says hello to all his pals here.
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Tom, my attachment to mexico in futbol developed when they hosted the fabulous WC in 1986, the one that featured maradona and friends. the hosts got to the knockout phase only to lose to germany on PKs, as i remember. our store's customers were mostly mexican, and i found them to be great customers and people. talk about nationalism- how about all those mexicans in the stands wherver one of their games was played? are there more cplorful fans than those of el tri who wear those huge sombreros, aztec headdresses, and those incredible wrestling masks? and every country playing in the world cup has costumed fans rooting for their side!! as far as rooting for the USA, they are 4th or 5th onmmy list- mexico, holland, england, romania (birthplace of my parents and has a fantastic WC here in 1994) and then the USA. i, as Big Baby will tell you, am not a fan of tim howard or landon donavan, but tim dempsey is one of my favorites and am beginning (at least until the last gold cup) to appreciate michael bradley. this country, this great country-greatest in the world,donald trump-gave my parents, OBM, a home after the destruction of european jewry, a home in which they,Thank G-d, prospered and went from off the boat to a home in trousdale. not suppporting team USA doesn't reflect the gratitude that my family has for the country that took them in off the boats in the 1940s and gave them a chance to fulfill the real ameican dream (not the american dream of hoisting the WC!!) in our synagogue every Sabbath, we offer a blessing for our country and its government, and one for our President whoever it might be (egads if it turns out to be hilary or donald!!). with all that said, back to futbol. Big Baby is very pessimistic about the confederations cup playoff,and i think that he will be happily surprised when/if the USA defeats mexico to qualify for the 2017 tournament. i'll be a futbol nationalista tomorrow ight when the MLS plays tottenham, but then again spurs are a traditionally "jewish" side in english futbol. http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/football-why-tottenham-and-ajax-fans-have-a-jewish-identity-a-926095.html ajax of amsterdam is one of my favorite clubs, even though they are in a bit of a rut lately. when in amsterdam in 1978, i actually went to a game in their little stadium, sat with the fans smoking "caterpillar" and eating these heavenly fried potato dumplings with the regulars. it was right after cruyff retired, and the duych throttled a team of german all-stars. attending that game was the clincher for me and futbol.
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Jimbo, going against the meanest, most vicious tackle in football should improve an OLman, but methinks they don't go all out in training camp for fear of getting hurt. how many games in before mr. n. suh gets suspended for a game or two for his sometimes outrageous on the field conduct. the guy is a really great DL, but can't control himself on the field. i remember him in the big-12 championship taking colt mccoy by the arm and flinging him about 10 yards. his is a violent position and let's hope he stays within the boundaries of aceptable conduct.
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PATRIOTISM!!! IN FUTBOL!!! geez, already stated why i like mexicans. also don't like the smugness of tim howard and the now retired (i think) landon donavan. why is it that every time he gets beat, tim howard is smashing his forearms into the ground as if to chastise his teammates, favorite example when gio dos santos beat him on that wonedr goal in 1991 when dos santos lured him off his line; remember? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsE5lJh-s5E i prefer that patriotism should be more about defending our constitutional freedoms and civil rights than outscoring countries with 1/4 of our population. always liked davids over goliath-types.
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Big Baby, already have stated at least twice that the USA will win the playoff against el tri unless A)the team is completely falling apart under JK-don't think so, and B) the talent gap has really widened and miguel herrera is sitting on top of a much more talented squad-could be. whatever you wanna say about the refs, one thing you can'knock was the coaching acumen of the bombastic mexican coach- he isn;t getting the credit he deserves; substitutes placed in the game at the right time for the injured chichariti, moreno,gio, and and the red-carded vela, along with hector herrera..
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Tom, the ole shadow gave the breakdown and has miami going 4-1 in the first five games; after that the games get tougher; however the coaching may be, the team has enough talent to win 4/5 and be in the playoff mix.
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Big Baby, i wouldn't call it "celebrating", just happy that el tri won. we had a supermarket where many,many of our customers/workers were mexican and i found them to be nice hard-working people generally. watching the julio cesar chavez/meldrick taylor fight with them was unreal. meldrick taylor was winning the fight, but in the last 30 seconds after taking a hard right he was defenseless and richard steele did the right thing- he stoped a fight where one of the combatants was clearly unable to defend himself- now that was a celebration. 2 seconds,20 seconds,... if a man can't defend himself it's over. having seen benny paret killed by relentless punching by emile griffith way back (1961?), didn't need a repeat. any old way, el tri handled the reggae boyz and on to the qualifier which the USA will certainly win.
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Big Baby, i am noy one who regales when "my teams" win/advance on ref blunders.however, jamaica advanced by beating the host favorites and el tri, minus any of their best players, beat them solidly. countless times USC has been "given' games for being the trojans and i get no satisfaction fromthe many, mnay calls that go USC's way. panama was gonna be a handful as the ole shadow opined, and they were for both mexico and the USA. guarardo and dempsey were the best players in the tournament. even after given the ball on "penalties", it ain't so easy stickingthem in the goal and guarardo did so easily. as the announcers stated, on those shots, despite opponents trying to "psyche him out", he carried the weight of his country on him and was 3/3 on the "penals" and opened the scoring tonight with a beautiful volley/half-volley that turned the game around. the reggae boyz had a few chances at game's outset but couldn't get one home. the ames were played with passion that sometimes one doesn't see from teams from the other hemisphere. panama, as we recall, had a good run on the copa america and looked dangerous and were. i might even check in the MLS allstars/tottenham wednesday- for these kinds of contests, this could be interesting.
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OC Dolphin, according to the system you brouyght to our attention, the dolphins are 33 points behind the packers; there are three AFC teams within 33 points of the dolphins, meaning there is a wide gap between the dolphins and the NFC powers and a night so wide gaps between the dolphins and the patriots, KC, and denver. i am optimistic about miami this season and as stated, let's see them go 4-1 in the first 5 games before getting giddy about the dolphins of 2015.
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Big Baby, one must give herrera credit.hid stars were hurt and whoever he stuck in got the job done. tonight without vela and "ole big ears" hector herrera in addition to chicharito and moreno. el tri played a bigger, faster, and stronger team but the system installed by herrera compensated for the physical disadvantages. it days here that the USA will win the game in october (another friday night game i'll miss) but happy that el tri won with the gold cup. the confederations cup is not a must win affair; the ole shadow remembers the USA going up 2-0 in one versus mighty brazil only to fall 3-2 it is a nice tune-up but the qualifiers are much better for organization purpooses. no refs needed for tonight's match; after a shaky start mexico regrouped and controlled the match for the last 70'.
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Big Baby, just another day at the office for mike trout: 4/4, 2 HRS, 5 rbis. i wonder how much guys were paying for him in their rotisserie leagues?(assuming they used my old leagues maximum of 260 bucks
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Big Baby, am watching an excellent volleyball game-arg vs, brazil- in the pan am games. mexico came in 2nd in he soccer competition; after beating uruguay in the groups stage, they gave up a free kick and lost 1-0 to uruguay; a futbol power with less than 5 million people-lass than (slovenia) 92 million), which almost knocked our gringos out of the WC (think i was 2004). getting ready for the fast to end and feast in the CONCACAF final.
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Big Baby, panama wanted to win to offset a little what happened against el tri.and rom what i've read only guzan and the cowboy had good games; so it goes.i don't understand the playoff to get to the federations cup, but know that the americans will be there. today is a fast day for us, so the ole shadow will ave to tough it out till gametime.
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Big Baby, is klinsmann gonna used the bench in the game with panama? even w/o their top scorer, panama is a decent bunch. the problem the USA has is that it is playing youngsters against men, mexico's problem is that those short little legs of theirs couldn't keep up with panama or costa rica. we'll see what they can do w/o 5 of their top players against a group of jamaicans who are bigger and faster but who have that atrocious GK.
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