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Messages - lkwdsteve

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Polls / Re: Trump's first war
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:33:25 AM »
Why no Iran?

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Other Sports / Re: Boston Celtics choke in Game 7
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:48:02 AM »
The Cavs choked in every game!!!   Just tells you a superstar is not a team. 

mspart
Especially one with a broken hand.

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Off-Topic / Re: Suicide
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:39:38 PM »
I took it as a reference to some current news that garnered big headlines (Spade, Bourdain).

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Other Sports / Re: Boston Celtics choke in Game 7
« on: June 09, 2018, 08:29:49 AM »
No reason for Lebron to stick in Cleveland now.

It was great and memorable reign.

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Other Sports / Re: Boston Celtics choke in Game 7
« on: May 28, 2018, 03:35:18 PM »
..but but but....Lebron is the best there ever was.
In some ways...yes. In others, no.

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Other Sports / Boston Celtics choke in Game 7
« on: May 28, 2018, 09:10:21 AM »
The Cavs were there for the taking and it took an enormous choke job for Boston to give it away last night. It was almost on the level of Hillary's choke job against Trump. I'm trying to figure out which was a greater accomplishment for Lebron James----getting a bunch of bums into the 2007 NBA finals that got swept by San Antonio or this year's group that will likely get swept by GS or Houston.

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College / Re: How Coon beats Snyder
« on: March 19, 2018, 10:33:40 PM »
Half hearted at best.   He obviously did not read this thread or he would have done what I told him to do.  I gave him the match and he ignored the advice.   ;D

mspart

Other than the TD, I didnt see much more by Snyder.
Exactly. Coon made more offensive moves than Snyder. I have never seen Snyder spend 6 1/2 minutes in a match and not touch his opponent's leg. Not one real TD attempt. It was a first. I saw one criticism that Snyder refused to tie up with Coon, but that wasn't true. There were a number of tie ups and even the winning counter TD sequence began in a loose tie up. One would think that ties would be a tactical advantage for Coon, but  that didn't turn out to be the case. Maybe Snyder figured out a way to negate it. Fascinating match.

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Off-Topic / Re: Books I've read or something like that
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:31:16 PM »
Delighted to see that "Red Sparrow" has been made into a movie and will be released March 2nd. I look forward to seeing how it will deal with the fact that she is a synesthete.


As expected, Matthews wrote a sequel, "Palace of Treason". Alas, it's not as good as the first (IMO).

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High School & Lower / Re: Our first State Champion
« on: February 20, 2018, 07:24:23 AM »
Outstanding.

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Other Sports / Re: It's The Igles
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:11:40 AM »
I've always been a fan or Chris Collinsworth*, but he was an embarrassment as a broadcaster Sunday. He sure seemed to be favoring the Pats. It was ludicrous when he called for the winning TD to be overturned after the receiver took three full steps with the ball before momentarily losing his grip as he fell across the goal line. I'm like, what in the hell are you doing?





*He caught my eye many moons ago, when he pointed out 3 step vs. 5 step QB drops and how corners reacted to that. That was brand new concept to me, and presumably to others of the viewing public.  I wondered if he planned that ahead of time and discussed it with his broadcast partner and the producers back in the "trailer". If any other TV broadcasters had performed similar analyses of QB actions in pro or college football I wasn't aware of it. Now it's common place of course.

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College / Re: Should there be a new #1 at 197?
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:07:40 AM »
The question on the local boards:

When was the last time Kollin Moore took only one shot in a match?

Blame was placed on Moore or Sanderson, which is to say Cassar wasn't getting the proper credit.


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College / Re: Another First for Rutgers Wrestling
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:46:29 AM »
DeLuca with the nice upset

He set up both nicely.  The second was the shocker.  Same set up, same throw.  Had Hayes pancaked on the first and the ref was looking elsewhere.

Fool me once, fool me twice...............

I guess we know what OSU will have Hayes working on the week.

Great crowd of +5100.
Yep. Hayes was sooo pinned...unreal it wasn't called. The guy who has impressed me most for the Bucks (besides Snyderman) is MyMar. A new and improved version.

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Other Sports / NCAA Football playoffs
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:09:57 PM »
I couldn't believe that Ohio State was picked last year. Hard to believe that they will make it again despite winning over Wisconsin for the Big Ten title. Any chance they will pick USC instead of Alabama? Will find out shortly.

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Off-Topic / Re: American Assassin to become a Movie.
« on: November 18, 2017, 12:13:12 AM »
Allow me to add a 4th to that trio... Gabriel Allon. He is a Mossad agent/assassin, ala Mitch Rapp but is more realistic in my opinion. The author of the series is Daniel Silva and is usually focused on terrorism of some sort but also has tales of Vatican intrigue.


If I was ranking the 4 for Baddassness....

1. Reacher
2. Bourne
3. Allon
4. Rapp

FWIW..... John Sanford has a good series of crime books (____ Prey), with Lucas Davenport as the protagonist. Davenport is a lot like Reacher, but he frequently mentions Minnesota wrestling in some of the books, so Im guessing he's a fan.
I just finished "House of Spies" by Silva.  I liked most of the others better, though his postscript at the end of House of Spies discussing real current events was interesting. I thought an earlier book "The Messenger" was particularly touching.

Mitch Rapp remains the most notorious since he murdered a sitting Senator and his campaign manager, while his boss, Irene Kennedy, managed to murder a vice president-elect. None of the other super heroes managed to reach that high.

Who wins with fisticuffs among the four? I'm undecided, but lean toward Rapp one on one against any, though Reacher can beat MORE opponents at once than any of the others. I guess Reacher is the best shooter at distance.

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Off-Topic / Re: Now this is a Bust
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:57:26 AM »
It's been presumed that the "smart chemists" are in China.

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