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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 October 21, 2018 at 7:38am

Hope some of you got to watch Purdue's walloping of #2 ranked Ohio State last night. Although I went to IU, I was rooting for the Boilermakers against the hated Buckeyes. It was a very emotional game, as the players and fans were supporting a fellow student suffering from bone cancer. Perhaps there is a god. (not really)

On the other end of the spectrum, my Indiana team lost a tough one, as usual, to Penn St. (33-28). As I was growing up, my father (an IU grad) would remind me not to expect too much out of IU football. 60 some years later, "t'was ever thus". Year in and year out, they're perpetual losers. I have a hard time watching them.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 9, 2018 at 7:10am

I might as well put all my "sports talk" comments in one post:

First, Drew Brees was magic last night, passing Peyton Manning for all time passing yardage. Both men have Indiana connections--Peyton played for the Colts, Drew for Purdue.

It was (and usually is) difficult for me to hear the announcers over the background crowd noise, thanks to "engineers" that place mikes all over the place. I usually mute the sound anyway. "Color" announcers drive me crazy. This "Booger" fellow is unbearable.

Third, replays. Watching a baseball playoff game, a first base umpire's call was overturned twice in two innings. That's a good thing, but I wonder how often game outcomes were affected by bad calls, pre-video replays? Perhaps championships?

And lastly, why do black men tatoo themselves when the tatoos can't be seen? 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 7, 2018 at 6:47am

My Indiana (U) team almost always loses to Loren's Ohio (St.), and this year was no exception (28 straight losses?). However, it's usually a hard fought game, so I was proud of the Hoosiers. Maybe next year? Doubtful.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 3, 2018 at 6:44am

Loren, I've been following the Browns, rooting for them as I do for most underdogs. I think they're on the right track.

After only one Cub run through 9 innings, I went to bed hoping my not watching would end the jinx. Alas, not to happen. They lost in 13. They're done. At least I won't have to suffer any more this season!

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 2, 2018 at 11:06am

Revisiting an older comment: Randall wrote about a game that he "sort of watched--book in hand, sound muted."

I experienced something like that at a band practice a year or so ago when our host, who's a rabid Eagles fan, had the game on, muted, so he could keep an eye on the score -- while we rehearsed!

Comment by Loren Miller on October 2, 2018 at 7:04am

Shall we also mention the Browns - Raiders game, which the Browns had won until they lost it?  They may have played far better than they did most of last year, and Mayfield is encouraging to watch, but it's still one more in the "L" column when, with just a bit more effort, it could have been a "W."

Just one more reason why I'm sick of the whole stupid mess.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 2, 2018 at 6:52am

My jinx on the Cubs continues. Missed Sunday's 10 run game, but suffered through Monday's one run, 3 hit loss. Perhaps I won't watch anymore playoff games. Yeah, right.  Oh yes, and I jinx the Colts, too. (Watched the very end of their folly loss Sunday.)

Comment by Loren Miller on September 16, 2018 at 7:48am

Just watched the highlights of the OSU - TCU game.  About as well-fought as any college football game I've ever slept through [grin!].  Seriously, I think that if anything is going to make the SEC sit up and take notice of the Buckeyes, it damned well should be that game.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 16, 2018 at 7:04am

While I don't object to "replays", when they show questionable football plays over and over again, it becomes a little too much. I counted one replay 11 times. Whew!

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2018 at 6:45am

I was raised a Bears fan (born in South Bend). I couldn't watch the last 2 minutes of their game with Green Bay and went to bed. Just found out the Bears lost by one point on last minute heroics by Aaron Rodgers. That's exactly why I went to bed. It was hard enough to get to sleep. I'm sure Loren is thinking similarly, as the Browns fought valiantly, only to "kiss sis"--tie the Steelers. Life is full of disappointments, eh?


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