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|Oct-21-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Saints-Lions has to be one of the greatest chokes/comebacks ever, leaving aside Houston-Buffalo.|
But another one was the 1972 SF-Dallas playoff game. Dallas had beaten the Niners twice in the playoffs (Staubach!) but this time they had an 11-point lead with 2 minutes left.
So...Staubach, onside, Staubach, and bye-bye SF, 30-28.
|Oct-21-14|| ||WannaBe: Okay, when is Yost going to the pen?|
|Oct-21-14|| ||WannaBe: This guy wearing a bright Marlins shirt, right behind home plate... Sure stands out in a sea of blue.|
|Oct-21-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Anticipating, of course, but I got to wondering about teams winning three World Series in five years. Not the Yankees, of course; they've done it a bunch of times. But other teams?|
Just one has done it twice: Athletics in 1910-11-13 and 1972-73-74. Red Sox did it 1915-16-18, and the Cardinals in 1942-44-46. That's it. Not common.
oK, since you don't insist, the Yankees won three in five years:
|Oct-21-14|| ||WannaBe: On that thought, by my count, the Yankees have the most consecutive games won in World Series play. How many consecutive games did they win?|
|Oct-21-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <WannaBe> I covered that earlier. It's 12 straight, sweeps in 1927, 1928 and 1932.|
|Oct-21-14|| ||WannaBe: <Phony Benoni> Nope! =)|
|Oct-22-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <WannaBe> Well, if you're talking consecutive World Series, how about nine by the Yankess (last game in 1937, sweeps in 1938 and 1939)?|
|Oct-22-14|| ||perfidious: <WannaBe: More interestingly, these 10 teams (League have 32 teams, so... Roughly one-third of the NFL) have not yet had an hundred yard rusher.>|
Things have changed these last five years or so: as recently as 2009, most every team had a workhorse at RB, but only a handful now rely heavily on a single runner.
|Oct-22-14|| ||Jim Bartle: <Things have changed these last five years or so: as recently as 2009, most every team had a workhorse at RB, but only a handful now rely heavily on a single runner.>|
Rules changes favor passing.
|Oct-22-14|| ||WannaBe: The fan with Marlins gear:
<Phony Benoni> Still nope. =))
|Oct-22-14|| ||WannaBe: <Phony Benoni> I errored in my counting, you are correct. My apologies.|
|Oct-22-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Hello. I am a friend of David Moody, the person whom you call "Phony Benoni". I am sorry to inform you that, upon being told he had the wrong answer to a baseball question, he has disappeared. Since his favorite shotgun is also missing, we fear the worst.|
He also left a mysterious message on his cell phone: "Be vewy quiet. I'm hunting wabbits." Does anybody have any idea what that might mean?
|Oct-22-14|| ||WannaBe: That guy with Marlins shirt is behind home plate again... Will he show up at San Francisco?!|
|Oct-22-14|| ||WannaBe: That CS just saved SF a run...|
|Oct-22-14|| ||Jim Bartle: <That guy with Marlins shirt is behind home plate again... Will he show up at San Francisco?!>|
If he does he won't be as noticeable.
|Oct-22-14|| ||WannaBe: How lowwwwwww can you go??
|Oct-22-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Being a viewer who doesn't subscribe to anything beyond the basic broadcast networks, I'm bothered by that. If the ratings continue to drop, the day will come when the World Series will not be available on "free" TV.|
|Oct-22-14|| ||WannaBe: Well, the college football championship is now on ESPN TV, but you can stream the play by play on internet radio...|
NHL goes back forth between of NBC and cable...
Since I am a cord cutter and use tunein.com ( I don't work for tunein, or have stocks), I do find listening easier than 'having to watch'.
|Oct-22-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I think one reason ratings are low is the pause of several days between LCS and World Series. People lose interest.|
I think the Series should start the second day after both teams are decided. This setting dates at the beginning of the year is terrible.
I love tunein.
|Oct-22-14|| ||Phony Benoni: What Ho! Looks like we got ourselves a Series here.|
|Oct-22-14|| ||WannaBe: One-pitch strike out, gotta love that.|
|Oct-22-14|| ||WannaBe: Also, Tonight we have that 9-1-4 DP by the Royals.|
|Oct-23-14|| ||perfidious: Lions player flies to London, only to be released:
Talk about the unkindest cut of all....
|Oct-23-14|| ||perfidious: <WannaBe> That double play is everyday action--no idea why you would even notice. (wink)|
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