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Sports Talk

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 yesterday

I forget what channel it was on, but the Chicago Cubs World Series victory over the Cleveland Indians in 2016 was replayed the other day. I FINALLY got to watch the ending.

You see, I had to go to the airport to pick my daughter up during the last 3 or so innings of the game--and missed watching it. THE GAME of my lifetime, and I was missing it. Now, three and a half years later, I can rest in peace (figuratively speaking).

Comment by Loren Miller on March 22, 2020 at 7:26am

Still with Spectrum's "Silver" package here, and that's within shooting distance of what we were spending on Hulu during our "cut the cord" period.  Spectrum also has the benefit of being a LOT more reliable than Hulu.  Stipulated, though that right now, all the ESPN and Sports channels are about as useful as tits on a bull!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 22, 2020 at 7:18am

I eliminated my TV sports package, saving about $12/mo. I wish I could eliminate another 100 channels--religious, shopping, etc. It's tempting to shut down the whole shabang! 

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 12, 2020 at 1:49pm

The coronavirus is at least an order of magnitude deadlier than the flu. (And yes, both skew heavily towards hurting and killing the older and sicker among us.) The other big difference is that people can be asymptomatic and spread it for weeks; apparently in Washington there had been cryptic transmission for a month and a half.

For younger, healthy people who aren't at great personal risk, they can still unknowingly spread the virus to people in their communities who might die from the disease.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 12, 2020 at 7:13am

WOW! What shocking developments regarding the coronavirus and sports! I mean, the whole NBA has shut its doors--season suspended. The NCAA tournament basketball games are being played sans fans. Many other sporting activities are being flat-out stopped.

While I don't attend games in person, I can understand the angst of those that do, especially the fans that spent big bucks to fly to and buy tickets (or have season tickets) to games. What this is costing to leagues, schools, owners, vendors, etc., etc. has to be enormous.

Reading and hearing what the symptoms are of the virus don't appear to me to be any worse than a cold, or at most, the flu. It doesn't seem to be life-threatening except for those that already are in bad health. Just wondering.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 23, 2020 at 7:25am

Just watched the highlights of the boxing match between Wilder and Fury. I ponder why I enjoy "the fights". I mean, it's a brutal sport and all. Plus I'm sort of a pacifist. Still, I watch. Perhaps it's because I watched the "Friday Night Fights" with my father growing up in the 50's. I even have and use a punching bag in my basement. It's good exercise and stress reliever!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 29, 2020 at 6:58am

I'm familiar with AA, not ZYZZYVA. Besides, with only one Z, plus a couple of blank tiles, that word would be difficult, but possible (!) to use. The game is too slow and stressful for me to play.

While I'm commenting, I will say that I'm a little tired of hearing all the Kobe Bryant "memories", etc. There was only a "blip" when the great Andre Previn died. Different exposures and fan base. Same with Stephen Hawkins.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 29, 2020 at 4:11am

And Scrabble does have some of the damnedest things in its word list, from AA, a form of dry, cindery lava, to ZYZZYVA, a tropical weevil! (There's also ZZZ.)

I've heard of expert Scrabble players not caring about the meanings of the words they use on the board. One responded to a question about a word, "What do you mean, what does it mean? This is Scrabble!"

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 29, 2020 at 1:15am

Seen someplace on the web:

If I were a spelling bee judge:

"Spell 'their'."

"Sentence, please."

"They're going to build their new house over there."

Comment by Randall Smith on January 28, 2020 at 7:17am

To which I say (Loren & GC), to each his own. It's nice to have choices. And boy do we have choices! Not like the old days with 4 channels. I think I'd prefer watching the Scrabble matches over the spelling bee, however.

 

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