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OC Dolphin
Austin, Texas
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Well, if this holds up for another out... I heard a reporter over the radio say that the last time that a visiting team won the seventh game of a World Series was 39 years ago. That's Watergate, Thrila in Manila territory.
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This guy is really something. Basically single handedly winning a World Series.
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♪ You can hit anything you want, then circle bases in a jaunt ♬
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FZB, Yes, I did name our dog for a winner. Which brings the question...why did you name your dog Philbin?
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BB, In all fairness, Guthrie's postseason ERA is much better, at 2.70.
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What are the odds that that is coincidence, Mr. NBA scheduling department?
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Memo to self: hmm. If Kobe stays healthy and averages 20 pts/game he will be scheduled to pass Michael Jordan's 3rd place scoring total on Dec. 25. A game in Chicago, against the Bulls.
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GAME ON: So it comes down to one game. This game. Everyone can call in for pizza delivery and make a beer run. Or if one prefers, visit their favorite watering hole. Suffice it to say, that if there is ONE baseball game one is going to see this year,... Continue reading
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Jerry was a regular on the poker circuit. Really good poker player. Son, Jimmy can't win a game of Go Fish.
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meant "if" and not "unless." The Suns hold a Lakers protected #1 pick. Meaning that if the Lakers fall outside the fifth overall, Phoenix takes it.
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btw, good-ole Jimmy traded away next draft's #1 pick to Phoenix in the Nash trade. That is unless the Lakers' ping-pong ball falls to them after the fifth selection. With Lucky Jim, count on it.
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They may still get those 32 wins. Word has it that the NBA is making an alteration to the schedule and having the Lakers play Boston 32 times.
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That was before Julius Randle broke his leg.
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BB, I'm not delusional. The moment the old man cut out and Jr. "fully" took over, I knew we were toast. That is why I'm saying that I don't care about how many wins or loses they have this year. As a Laker fan and a Kobe fan (freaking named our family do after him, for Pete's sake!) this year is all about passing 32,292.
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Tom, a Kobe hater, hehehe. I knew I was going to ruffle some feathers after pointing out that the mighty MJ will be passed. Thought it would come from BB or Jimbo, but I forgot about Tom. Tom, of course Howard is soft. He is so soft that the public would easily accept his pitches Charming tissue were he to replace Mr. Whiffle. Kobe washed up? Try Boozer, or Nash. Did you see the box score? 19 points ain't too shabby. Moreover, with Trevor Ariza draped all over. I know you hate the guy, but who else do the Lakers have on that team who can score? Nick Young was supposed to share the scoring load, but there he sits in "civvies" nursing an operated thumb. Rookie Randall was to be a big part as well, being groomed to take Boozer's spot and scoring inside. Sadly for the young man, he breaks his tibia in the middle of the fourth quarter. Who knows when he gets back to basketball? Certainly not this year. If you really wish to find fault look no further than to Jim Buss. He's the genius who surrendered two #1 pics along with two #2 pics, plus a ton of money on a then 38 year old with a notorious bad back. Crippling a team with a cripple.
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There's nothing like watching 7th and deciding games in baseball and basketball. Everyone should welcome that. The only thing better than that is to know your buddy recorded games like that to watch later and you spoil it by telling them who won.
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I think I already see Big Baby and Jimbo suiting up, strapping their Nike's on and hiding hammers -- Tonya Harding style.
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...one has to think that MJ probably does care that he is about to get passed. Third is the bronze medal and no one cares who came in fourth. Probably has already contracted out a handful of players to level cheap-shots to take him out:)
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...and btw, my interest for the Lakers this year will have almost nothing to do with the W/L totals, but with watching Kobe chase down MJ and his third overall scorer mark held at 32,292 points. Expect it mid-December.
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No questioning the overall better talent in the west. Not even suggesting that the Lakers make the playoffs. Just underlining the fact that Kobe was essentially out all of last year. Under the -- "what have you done for me lately? Category," most people will tend to forget the kind of impact that a reasonably healthy and productive Kobe makes. Once a scorer always a scorer. Dan Marino, in 1996 and at age 35, still managed to register the 6ths highest QB rating among all other quarterbacks.
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FZB, Vegas has the Celtics and Lakers combining to win 59 games to the Heat's 44. Last year those set of numbers were 52 (C+L) to 54 (M). While I agree with BB that Rondo will be traded before the deadline, I disagree that the Lakers will win less than the Celtics. Byron Scott is 10x the coach Mike Antoni (the 'D' is silent in D'Antoni), plus you've got to factor in Kobe, who will easily be a top 5 scorer all year so long as he retains health. Hopefully, the league will grant the Lakers some cap space relief off Steve Nash's contract and they will acquire a $4.4M player to help. I expect more than 32 wins from them.
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A modest goal for this team should be to reach 10-6, and win one playoff game. They haven't experienced a Green Bay-level defeat at the playoffs yet. Something Denver experienced last two years. This is why they would be favored to win it all this year.
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The old Dolphins would have found a way to lose yesterday's game. Upper-level teams nearly always win games they are supposed to. As wimpy a game they played against the Jags, they ultimately registered a W.
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BB, The NE and GB game showed the Dolphins that they can compete with the best of them. It is said that one learns more from adversity, and as such, I'm almost glad they lost that GB game because I believe that loss has propelled the team to a higher level.
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DA BIG LEFTY: Seems like every now and then, a big lefty etches their name -- via performance -- into World Series fame. Whitey Ford, Sandy Koufax (hey, I'm dating myself, so what!), Steve Carlton, Randy Johnson, all did. However, those guys were then and this is now. Now seems... Continue reading
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