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Starting up in March, 2018, Sports Talk encourages sports fans (and others) to comment about anything sports related--teams, individuals, concerns, complaints, whatever. All that is asked is to be nice.

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Comment by Randall Smith on Saturday

I've never been a hockey fan. I've never even skated although Indiana's lakes and ponds do ice over.

However, I've gotten hooked on watching the hockey league playoffs, mostly because it's the only thing worth watching on TV. I still don't know what "icing" is, or why a team is "off sides", but I've been taken by the action of the sport--non-stop--and the amazing skill of the ice skating. Not only do the players skate like crazy, but they handle a stick-on-puck like magic. Plus, those guys are rough and tough, pounding one another against the side boards (or whatever they're called).

It's rock 'em, sock 'em mayhem from start to finish. I don't care who wins. It's just plain fun entertainment. I can see why the fans get so excited. 

Comment by Randall Smith on May 12, 2018 at 7:09am

I don't mean to brag, but I've shot my age (75) twice already this year. True, par is 71, and I play off the senior tees, and I take "gimme's" of two footers, and I give myself two mulligans per round, but still.......

Comment by Randall Smith on May 7, 2018 at 7:32am

Upon returning from a week in the "wilderness" (Buffalo National River in Arkansas), I've caught up with all the sports news. Unfortunately, my teams (Cubs, Pacers, etc.) continue losing. Some things never change.

Spring has finally arrived in Indiana, so I can get some golf in.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 19, 2018 at 7:40am

I gotta say, one must have to be a real sports fan to sit for 3 hours in frigid weather watching a baseball game. Even when it's on TV! I'm thinking, "Are these people crazy or what?" while I'm sitting comfortably in my recliner watching the same game. And what do they pay to suffer like that?

Well, my Pacers lost to the Cavaliers last night (as expected). I sort of watched--book in hand, sound muted. I mute not only so I can concentrate on the book I'm reading, but to tune out the obnoxious arena music and chants ("Defense, defense, defense") and pounding drums, not to mention the incessant chatter by the announcers. Am I getting old or what?!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 17, 2018 at 6:52am

Pleased to have you on board, GC! Feel free to discuss whatever is on your mind (as you already did). Six lies a day, eh? That's all?

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 16, 2018 at 3:14pm

Like Bertold, I never thought I'd comment here. (One of many reasons why my "typical American guy" card was revoked long ago.) Years ago a friend took me to my first (and only so far) major league baseball game; being there in person and being able to watch the crowd was a lot more interesting than seeing a game on TV!

Anyway, from skimming "What Sport Causes the Most Farting?":

...in golf... every man is entrusted to keep his own score, and will be socially shunned forever if he does it in a manner that is deemed unsatisfactory by his rich asshole peers. SO MUCH INTEGRITY.

Huge orange counterexample: The US Liar-in-Chief (averaging six lies a day), Popular Vote Loser, Deceitful Donald, Dolt 45*.

(Yes, cheap name-calling, but he deserves every bit of it.)

Comment by Randall Smith on April 16, 2018 at 7:28am

Being from Indiana, I follow the Pacers (pro basketball). Because they were playing Cleveland (and star Lebron James), they were actually on national television--only the second time all year! Cleveland's been on 32 times! What a shame, because the Pacers have an exciting team. Oh yes, they won 98 to 80.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 9, 2018 at 8:57am

I thought the Masters this year was terrific golf, especially with that late drive that Jordan Spieth made in the final round.  For a while there, I thought we were looking at a playoff, but Reed pulled it out.  Add that to the fact that Augusta has to be one of the most beautiful golf venues out there and it made for a really good time.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 9, 2018 at 7:42am

I've never watched so much golf in my life!! But, it was terribly compelling. Fortunately, the weather here was not conducive to being outdoors. (And it's snowing right now.)

I wasn't rooting on anybody in particular, so I watching The Masters was stress free. The winner (Patrick Reed) deserved to win. Still, there was enough drama to keep me watching.

No more TV golf for awhile. I'm eager to start playing, however.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 6, 2018 at 7:40am

[chuckle] And I'd rather watch the game than play it ... but then, I'm a lazy bum.  Besides, I have neither the scratch nor the skill to tackle Augusta and not be ridiculously over par.

 

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