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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:41 pm 
 

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i think theres a good chance of them having a good season too. they were not too bad last season either, so if they improve, its all good.

its about time they peaked anyway.....will shush them yankee fans up some :)

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Being a member of another country, I can see how you might say such a thing.

However, I have spent a lot of time around actual yankees (this word means more to southerners than to foreigners and has other meanings than simply the baseball analogy) and I am all too aware of how rabid Yankees and yankee fans are.

But as to something shutting them up; they are yankees first, new yorkers second, Yankee fans third, and most of them are also liberals to boot. That's four strikes right there and even in softball thats an out.

They never shut up...............   EVER.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:50 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:and most of them are also liberals to boot. That's four strikes right there and even in softball thats an out.

They never shut up...............   EVER.


Let's not turn a nice discussion about baseball into a political bitch-fest.  :?


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:54 pm 
 

Seeing as I reside in New York, and wish the Yankees would simply vanish... I can honestly say wide blanket statements are futile, at best (including this one.) Then again, I'm not really a yankee, but... my fiancée is, and she loves the Braves. Oh, and we're both a-political. ;)


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:23 pm 
 

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Being a member of another country, I can see how you might say such a thing.

However, I have spent a lot of time around actual yankees (this word means more to southerners than to foreigners and has other meanings than simply the baseball analogy) and I am all too aware of how rabid Yankees and yankee fans are.

But as to something shutting them up; they are yankees first, new yorkers second, Yankee fans third, and most of them are also liberals to boot. That's four strikes right there and even in softball thats an out.

They never shut up...............   EVER.


Says the guy who can't seem to keep political viewpoints off a forum about discussing Dungeons and Dragons collecting.  Sense any irony in this post?  Pot...Meet kettle.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:17 pm 
 

total topic change to stop an argument....

if liverpool lose tonight....listen for liverpool fans yelling for the head of that Hicks guy who part-owns us!

they went from nice guys to utterly hated faster than i believed possible!!

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:02 pm 
 

You guys ever just sort of surf and manage to end up at a site that's not only pretty cool but is totally new to you? Al's post reminds me of something that happened a few nights ago:

1. I'm surfing along, checking the Times of London, which seems shocked at one of the day's FA Cup results: Barnsley 2, Liverpool 1;

2. The story has a sidebar: "5 great FA Cup upsets," or something like that;

3. Apparently, there was a game in 1972 that is completely legendary: Hereford 2, Newcastle 1;

4. I Google that score;

5. The first hit is a YouTube video ... and it is frickin' awesome! Check out that goal! The ball is still heading up when it hits the twine! And the fans ... the fans actually rush the field ("invade the pitch" ... do I have that right?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ze42I6NEo

Anyway, our UK brothers have probably seen that video five or six thousand times. But it's worth checking out ... yes, even for you non-soccer fans.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:45 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:.... The first hit is a YouTube video ... and it is frickin' awesome! Check out that goal! The ball is still heading up when it hits the twine! And the fans ... the fans actually rush the field ("invade the pitch" ... do I have that right?)


Yup - that's dead right.  Oh, just lovely!  They don't call it the beautiful game for nothing  :D

As to politics, I am political, drenched in politics like brandy through a Christmas pudding, and I am just loving all the TV coverage over here about Castro stepping down.  For anyone in the UK, I see that George Galloway is set up to go on Newsnight in about 2 minutes - which should be a riot, this time I am betting his head will do a 360 degree exorcist-stylee rotate  :D  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:54 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:You guys ever just sort of surf and manage to end up at a site that's not only pretty cool but is totally new to you? Al's post reminds me of something that happened a few nights ago:

1. I'm surfing along, checking the Times of London, which seems shocked at one of the day's FA Cup results: Barnsley 2, Liverpool 1;

2. The story has a sidebar: "5 great FA Cup upsets," or something like that;

3. Apparently, there was a game in 1972 that is completely legendary: Hereford 2, Newcastle 1;

4. I Google that score;

5. The first hit is a YouTube video ... and it is frickin' awesome! Check out that goal! The ball is still heading up when it hits the twine! And the fans ... the fans actually rush the field ("invade the pitch" ... do I have that right?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ze42I6NEo

Anyway, our UK brothers have probably seen that video five or six thousand times. But it's worth checking out ... yes, even for you non-soccer fans.

"What a goal! What a goal! Radford's the scorer!"


indeed - have seen that game a goodly number of times over the years. one of the greatest ever cup upsets that. thats the dream of the FA cup that we have. you ALWAYS root for the nobody side.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:07 pm 
 

Nice price for your badabaskor Al - congrats!


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:10 pm 
 

Amusing and waaaaay off topic posting over at Y-S.com

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/modules.php? ... ic&t=11995


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:45 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Amusing and waaaaay off topic posting over at Y-S.com

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/modules.php? ... ic&t=11995


That would not be wise over here on any plane or internet cafe.  One poster there had it right, would get you a trip to some secret foreign base.  Course surprised there was nothing happening after all 0s.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:34 pm 
 

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Yup - that's dead right.  Oh, just lovely!  They don't call it the beautiful game for nothing  :D

As to politics, I am political, drenched in politics like brandy through a Christmas pudding, and I am just loving all the TV coverage over here about Castro stepping down.  For anyone in the UK, I see that George Galloway is set up to go on Newsnight in about 2 minutes - which should be a riot, this time I am betting his head will do a 360 degree exorcist-stylee rotate  :D  :D


The only political anything that interests me at the moment is what is going on over in Pakistan and what it means for the stability of that region of the world.  Will Musharraf step down or try to stay in office?  And will the Pakistani government throw a fit after the U.S. strike on Al-Qaeda in their territory without their permission?  The next few weeks should prove interesting.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:46 pm 
 

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The only political anything that interests me at the moment is what is going on over in Pakistan and what it means for the stability of that region of the world.  Will Musharraf step down or try to stay in office?  And will the Pakistani government throw a fit after the U.S. strike on Al-Qaeda in their territory without their permission?  The next few weeks should prove interesting.


The only political thing that interests me right now is somehow getting through the primaries in Texas with my brain matter intact. Since Monday we have been bombarded with advertisements both day and night on every venue.  If I have to hear or see one more commercial about how Obama is the second coming of JFK and is going to save the world, or Hillary is the 2nd coming of Bill Clinton and is going to save the world, or John McCain is th e2nd coming of Ronald Reagan and is going to save the world, I'm voting for Fidel Castro as Presidente for Life    :evil:

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:07 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:If I have to hear or see one more commercial about how Obama is the second coming of JFK and is going to save the world, or Hillary is the 2nd coming of Bill Clinton and is going to save the world, or John McCain is th e2nd coming of Ronald Reagan and is going to save the world, I'm voting for Fidel Castro as Presidente for Life    :evil:


Well, I do hear that he's got some spare time now. ;)


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:57 pm 
 

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Well, I do hear that he's got some spare time now. ;)


My youngest brother and I have a running debate whether he's actually A. Dead, and being propped up ala "Weekend at Bernie's" style by Cubanistas too fearful of revolution should he be revealed as dead; B. Alive but basically a veg, when he's trotted out to shake hands with Hugo Chavez it's basically a dog and pony shoe where he gurgles and slobbers and ventriloquists throw their voice to make him say stuff like "It's the people's will!", or C. Alive and being kept alive by foul Cthulhoid magicks; he'll live to be 150 and then usher in the age of the apocalypes as Rl'yeh rises from the ocean...... :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:20 am 
 

Hey Killjoy. other UK folks et al,
Just out of curiousity, in the UK are the soccer (football) teams privately owned like in baseball?  Does the league have a say about who can acquire a team?  Are they allowed to relocate?  Are there league subsidies like in baseball to share profits around the markets?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:55 pm 
 

Any music fans out there?  8O



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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:06 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:C. Alive and being kept alive by foul Cthulhoid magicks; he'll live to be 150 and then usher in the age of the apocalypes as Rl'yeh rises from the ocean...... :wink:

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:24 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Any music fans out there?  8O


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I... I... I think I'm going to need some time by myself. 8O


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:44 pm 
 

There's all kinds of things that are suspicious about that auction ... not the least of which is the seller having zero feedback from sales.

And the whole, "I could get a lot more for this if it doesn't sell on eBay" speech doesn't do a lot for me, either. I've seen it before and it's generally a pathetic attempt to look cool or unconcerned. Too bad it makes such sellers look the opposite.

I wonder what the listing fee is for 3 millions dollars? Better yet, that's going to be one hell of a final-value fee ... this guy better hope that no jokesters decide to place a fake bid or two.

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