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|Aug-24-16|| ||unferth: <I'm a terrible swimmer myself so it mystifies me. Even swimming from one side of the pool to the other (the short way) wears me that he*ll out something fierce.>|
sounds like you just need to relax and focus on breathing normally. if you can play hoops, you shouldn't have any trouble doing a few easy laps.
|Aug-24-16|| ||HeMateMe: swimming is hard work, harder than running, and easier on the body (Knees, feet), too.|
|Aug-24-16|| ||HeMateMe: I want to believe in the upcoming Packers roster. I want to believe Jordy Nelson will stay healthy and recapture his old form. I want to believe Eddy Lacey will swear off the beer, twinkies and gummy bears, at least until next off season. I want to believe that Julius Peppers and Clay Mathews aren't juicers (per the Al Jazeera report), and won't be suspended. [Since when did Al Jezeera get to label and prosecute American athletes?]|
I want to believe that Rogers, who will turn 33 this year, wasn't cheated out of his best years by bad personnel moves and that dumb kick returner who lost an onside kick at the end of the conference championship. I haven't seen a successful onside kick in 20 years, till then. Rogers isn't getting any younger. I want to believe GB can win the Super Bowl this year.
Denver has been beheaded. Seattle has been shown to be just average on offense. Colin K is no more. The Bears, Vikings, and Cowboys still stink. Patriots are one year older and not improved since last year, and they will not have their starting qb for 4 games. Hi might not even be around, if the new guy gets hot. Belichik is a loyal as a wolverine.
the top 5 super bowl picks, according to one Vegas book:
Steelers? how'd that happen? It's not the same broncos team as last year, can't figure that one out either. Poor quality forecast. They're just using last year's data, which doesn't work in predicting NFL football.
|Aug-24-16|| ||Bobsterman3000: Aaron Rodgers claims to have been abducted by aliens :-)|
|Aug-24-16|| ||plang: <HeMateMe:
the top 5 super bowl picks, according to one Vegas book:
What is your source for these odds? Every book I have found has Panthers and Cardinals in the top 5.
|Aug-24-16|| ||saffuna: I see Niners at 150/1 and Cleveland at 200/1.
Amazing how fast the Niners have fallen. It's the curse of Levi Stadium.
|Aug-24-16|| ||HeMateMe: plang--betvega.com I've never heard of them before, they just appeared via google.|
|Aug-24-16|| ||Bobsterman3000: The Niners went the way of every NFL team who relies on a running quarterback - straight down.|
I'm kinda shocked that they held on to Kaepernick at the $12 million for this year, but they realized they had few other options at QB and most decent backups or castaway former starters could still also cost at least $5-7 million or more.
|Aug-24-16|| ||saffuna: Niner fans are totally spoiled after having either Montana and Young at QB for twenty straight season. So they're shocked when there isn't automatically an All-Pro at the position.|
One odd thing about Kaepernick as a running QB, the one time it clearly looked like running was the right thing to do, he kept throwing.
1st and goal at the 10, trailing by five, Kaepernick running well through the game, they tried a run with Gore, followed by three incompletions. I assume the plays were called by coaches.
|Aug-24-16|| ||plang: 49ers biggest dropoff has been on defense - a few years ago they had a defense that rivaled Seattles - no longer|
|Aug-24-16|| ||saffuna: I think they had guys who retired early, and other guys who were convicted of crimes. Where have you gone, Ronnie Lott?|
|Aug-24-16|| ||Bobsterman3000: Patrick Willis had very bad luck with injuries|
|Aug-24-16|| ||WannaBe: <plang> Here's one from Aug. 1st:|
You can also go to:
|Aug-24-16|| ||unferth: <HeMateMe: swimming is hard work, harder than running, and easier on the body (Knees, feet), too.>|
well, swimming competitively is as hard or harder than running, but just doing recreational strokes isn't, or shouldn't have to be. don't know if B3K has any interest in improving, but I've taught enough lessons to know that quick exhaustion in a pool is most always a breathing/pacing issue with a fairly simple fix.
|Aug-24-16|| ||perfidious: David Ortiz watch: in his first AB at Tampa tonight, he hit a two-run HR, giving him 30 homers and 100 RBI.|
The most homers for a player aged forty or older is Darrell Evans' 34 and the most runs batted in is Dave Winfield's 108.
The big man should very easily surpass the RBI record and probably homers as well.
|Aug-24-16|| ||HeMateMe: maybe the Yankees will sign him when he is 45, to squeeze out that last gasp? After all, A-Rod and Mark Texeria are retiring, going off into the sunset with .200 batting averages and $400M in earnings. There's money out there just WAITING to be thrown around! These are the Yanks, for Pete's sake. Maybe Joe D can still activated?|
|Aug-24-16|| ||HeMateMe: hope solo banned for 6 months:
really unfair, IMO. Kick someone when they're down. She had a mediocre tournament--I think that's why this happened. they are planning to phase her out, and this is the start. It might be the back up who gets the next start at world championships.
Also, the Zika thing particularly bothered people. It may be that the federation thought that all of the negativity from the Zika comments, the booing, influenced the judges on the field?
Meanwhile, she was in net when the USA won everything in sight. No one was complaining about her big mouth, then. I guess everyone has to be Bjorn Borg and Roger Federer to survive, these days. They could have fined her and made her sit out the next big tournament, whatever that might be. I think this is really about replacing her, either because they feel it's time to go with youth, or she has really pissed off someone with clout who makes the decisions.
She's earned some money through endorsements and Dancing with the Stars. I hope she doesn't end up in a trailer with Tonya Harding and Debbie Thomas.
Looks like forced retirement, to me. What will Hope do, post soccer?
1. Airline stewardess
2. Wal Mart greeter
3. Sell Mary Kay cosmetics, door to door.
4. dental hygienist
5. Coach a catholic school, girls soccer team, in Smalltown, USA?
6. motivational speaker
7. bouncer, at Hooters
8. work for the IOC, as the drug tester who visits people by surprise, in their homes.
9. Join the cast of Two Broke Girls. Hope makes it a threesome, bonding with the Brooklyn counter girls, as they work their way through bad food, bad jobs and inadequate men.
10. tour guide at Carnival in Brazil, Mardi Gras, and other lively festivals.
|Aug-24-16|| ||WannaBe: H. Solo should be banned more than that. In My Opinion.|
|Aug-25-16|| ||Keyser Soze: <Also, the Zika thing particularly bothered people. > she got caught on some hysteria from part of press. How many athletes in the end (or tourists) that got that so far? So far <none>..go figure.
Also she acted disgracefully imnsho againt Sweden players that beat US and also against her own team. You can't loose a game and call their own teammate cowards..not sure about the suspension but If I was the coach I would sack her for a while that's for sure.|
|Aug-25-16|| ||perfidious: <KS> Solo was referring to the strategy of the Swedish game plan when calling out 'cowards'.|
|Aug-25-16|| ||perfidious: <saffuna: Yeah, but (Rick) Majerus was a big-time cheater. He once bought breakfast for a player with no money breakfast at his hotel before the player took a bus home. We can't have people like that coaching college kids....>|
<Nerve> of the guy.
Some of the NCAA rules seem what I will politely describe as picayune.
|Aug-25-16|| ||HeMateMe: exactly. The Swedish team are world class athletes, there was no doubting that. She merely said the game strategy was cowardly. The Swedish coach knew her girls couldn't run and contest headers with the USA, so they just packed in and played for a draw. It sometimes happens in ice hockey, too. The weaker team will try to make it a very low scoring game, go for a shoot out.|
Why can't people in a contact sport have a little dirt bag in them? Bobby Clarke, center for the Philadelphia Flyers, re: the Red Army hockey team "I hate 'em. I hate the sons of B****s." Did he get suspended? He got invited to the White House!
I guess on the plus side there aren't any big events scheduled for the next 6 months, so Hope S. isn't really missing any big caps. If there is an exhibition tour of friendlies though, she'll miss that, and her share of the money.
|Aug-25-16|| ||OhioChessFan: I think the 6 months ban for Solo was a horrible decision. What exactly did she do? She <dramatic fanfare> said something. Oh my, as a representative of the United States of America, how dare you exercise your freedom of speech and <dramatic fanfare> say something?|
|Aug-25-16|| ||HeMateMe: not only suspended but they terminated her contract, too. I think basically that means her time on the national team is over unless they resign her in six months. It's as though she has to go to try outs, again. at age 35 it might be over for her.|
It just seems harsh. This is probably more about that upcoming court case than Brazil. she has to stand trial regarding an alleged battery accusation. turning the Brazil fans against the USA with that Zika crap hurt her, too.
|Aug-25-16|| ||plang: My understanding is that the US team has 2 friendlies scheduled in the next six months so the punishment is not really as bad as it sounds.|
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