Opening Day

America's Past-Time

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#31 Nykc  Icon User is offline

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Re: Opening Day

Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:09 AM

I have that same picture with the jerseys reversed. Not creative at all.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:52 AM

It just wouldn't make any sense the other way. The shirt for the after picture would have to be 3 times larger (all the cheating ass Steroid Use)..

http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:15 PM

NyKc, why are you going to bring the Oriole's into this(see the pictures you posted)? I didn't state the fact that I completely HATE the Sox AND Yankees because their loud mouthed, drunk fans over-run my stadium, and we can't do a thing about it, like throw them in JAIL, but the O's fans get ejected and thrown in jail for being drunk IN OUR OWN STADIUM!!! Also, I think that one fight was because of a very well "hit battsman" by a damn Yankee pitcher.

As to the steriod use, WHO CARES!!! BUT if you are going to punish one offender, punish them all the same way. Oh, and you missed one on your list, Rafael Palmero

As to what killed baseball, I agree, it was those money grubbing Yankess, I mean players, that thought that 16 mill (just to throw out a number) a year was not enough money to play!!! Give me 1% of that, and I will play for a year!

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Re: Opening Day

Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:23 PM

Watching baseball is like playing a turn based JRPG.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:25 PM

Now wait a minute. The Red Sox, Angels have ridiculously high payrolls as well. Blame the Players Union and Agents for the price hikes. People like Manny Ramirez, CC Sabathia who will go anywhere if the price is right.

Most people that become Yankees - have always dreamed of playing for the Yankees.

I am surprised no one crucified the Babe for playing drunk, smoking cigars and eating 4-5 hot-dogs during a game. He could still hit 2-3 home runs a game.

They didn't make much money back then either. You don't hate the Yankees because of payroll - if that was the case you would loathe Microsoft! You hate the Yankees because of 26 World Series Titles!

Quick edit- @P4L the Orioles are like the Lions of baseball.

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Re: Opening Day

Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:42 PM

View PostKYA, on 26 Mar, 2009 - 11:23 AM, said:

Watching baseball is like playing a turn based JRPG.

it's sports for people who don't enjoy the excitement aspect.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:29 AM

There is no excitement in Basketaball - it is the american equivalent of soccer.

You want excitement watch the NFL - until fall Baseball is all that is left to watch.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:36 PM

Yawn. I liked playing when I was younger and had time, but watching? Boring and - like most sports - a bit pedestrian for my tastes.
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Re: Opening Day

Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:49 PM

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i miss being on the mound :( i played since i was 5 *pathetic air kick*

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Re: Opening Day

Posted 28 March 2009 - 06:23 PM

View PostKYA, on 26 Mar, 2009 - 11:23 AM, said:

Watching baseball is like playing a turn based JRPG.


Amen to that


View PostNykc, on 27 Mar, 2009 - 05:29 AM, said:

There is no excitement in Basketaball - it is the american equivalent of soccer.

You want excitement watch the NFL - until fall Baseball is all that is left to watch.

How is there no excitement in basketball, Basketball is the way more exciting than football
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Re: Opening Day

Posted 28 March 2009 - 06:50 PM

@Steffan - do you seriously need me to answer that?

How many people watch the NBA Finals as opposed to the Super Bowl?

Hell, how many people watch the NBA Finals as opposed to any regular season game?

How many people can pack into an Arena? 20-30,000? NFL Stadiums on average house 65-80,000.

College Football - The Big House in Ann Arbor and OSU both house over 100,000 fans.

Basketball was once a great sport - when people like Reggie Miller, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan played, now you have wife beaters and drug lords and statuatory rapists like Ron Artest, Kobe Bryant, Alan Iverson, hell there are so many thugs in the league anymore I stopped counting.

** Not every body in the NFL is perfect either, but fans don't get there asses kicked by players on a regular basis at NFL games either. *cough* Detroit/Indiana game *cough*

Football is non-stop hard hitting action from opening kickoff till the end whistle. Basketball is run back and forth and pass the ball, shoot - brick boring.

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Re: Opening Day

Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:09 AM

i liked how you skipped the stuff about basketball itself and went straight for them being 'thugs', classic ad hominem.

every sport has the type of person who was involved in the brawl at the palace, the reason it came to the conclusion it did is because of the nature of the event, i.e. people get access to basketball games they don't get at other games, this allowed a fan and one unstable player to start crazy shit. football, baseball, they have those same unstable players (a minority in a large group, for all sports), their just happens to be 300 feet between them and the players.

but anyway, basketball has a 'flow' to it you don't get in those other games, a triangle offense that is working to perfection is a work of art. a 2-3 zone that frustrates 5 other men is amazing because it's set-up but still completely based on reacting to what's happening around you consistently and not breaking down. a player who just gets that stroke going and can't be stopped, that's amazing. and having all 10 players play both defense and offense, react to switches, create pick and rolls, etc, and react down at the other end of the court immediately, that's something you just don't get in other sports.
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Re: Opening Day

Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:26 AM

View PostNykc, on 27 Mar, 2009 - 05:29 AM, said:

There is no excitement in Basketaball - it is the american equivalent of soccer.

And here I was, thinking soccer is the American version of football.
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Re: Opening Day

Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:36 AM

View Postgabehabe, on 2 Apr, 2009 - 06:26 AM, said:

View PostNykc, on 27 Mar, 2009 - 05:29 AM, said:

There is no excitement in Basketaball - it is the american equivalent of soccer.

And here I was, thinking soccer is the American version of football.

I got to give you Brits props on Rugby...now thats a mans sport! Watched a documentary on it the other day and its crazy. You even get stomped while your down!
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Re: Opening Day

Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:22 AM

View Postabsynthe, on 2 Apr, 2009 - 07:36 AM, said:

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View PostNykc, on 27 Mar, 2009 - 05:29 AM, said:

There is no excitement in Basketaball - it is the american equivalent of soccer.

And here I was, thinking soccer is the American version of football.

I got to give you Brits props on Rugby...now thats a mans sport! Watched a documentary on it the other day and its crazy. You even get stomped while your down!


Isn't Rugby Australian. And Football is way rougher - that is why they wear pads. You ever watch Ray Lewis or Romanowski tackle someone? What about John Lynch, The Late Derrick Thomas, Lawrence Taylor. If they didn't have pads on those QB's & Receivers would be in a coma.

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