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By NB Staff | October 22, 2011 | 09:55
Tons of great sports this weekend from college football, the World Series, pro football, hockey, etc.
Submitted by MisterMoney on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 10:38am.
Guess I'll start the conversations off -
This week is pretty tough for NFL Picks, but there are a few standouts. The Packers and the Ravens are strong SU favorites and should also cover, the Raiders are a high value ATS cover, and for upsets, watch for the road dog Redskins and the home dog Jets. And I like the Lions for a strong bounce back home against Atlanta, even with a diminished running game.
In the NCAA - Kansas St (-11) at Kansas had a late ATS shift from -15 to -11, I see Kansas State as 18+ point favorites. The biggie is Michigan State tonight hosting Wisconsin, most likely to decide the Big Ten (12, lol) Title, I'm looking forward to a great game from MSU and maybe with a chance for a Dantonio upset.
If you want to see more go here: Football Picks
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 1:06pm.
Heels play ClemPson down there where they have that damned rock on the top of the hill. I sure hope the Heels win. Need it after that disappointing loss to scUM
GO BAMA- They play the Pumpkin Puke people. The only good thing I could say about Knoxville is; oh well. Good thing the game is at Bama because hotel rooms are scarce. This is the peak weekend for leaf/color viewing in the mountains. Here's a link to cameras in the NC mountains and foothills. http://www.highcountrywebcams.com/
If you have time take a look.
Got a good friend that teaches BLET at Pitt community college. He is a graduate of Michigan State. Here's to you Bill, GO SPARTANS. By the way the Heels play the Spartans in B-ball on Veterans Day on the dock of the USS Carl Vinson. That should be interesting.
Enjoy the games today.
UPDATE--OH Crap!!! Just found out that Bambi is going to be there on Veterans Day at the game. Why can't he take Thunder Thighs and go on vacation? The cameras will show more of him than they do the game. The game will become secondary.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 12:08pm.
I am a transplant from SC and also a Gamecock fan but you have to give Clemson some credit this year after all of those lousy years. Lived in Indiana now for 18 years and i am still a SC fan.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 12:58pm.
You need to switch to the Hooisers. My son in law is from Mt. Vernon, IN. He is a big ND but I am working on him. Kevin Wilson, Hooiser's coach, and I are from the same small NC town. He is 10 year younger than me. He is a first cousin to my brother in law. I know they ain't doing so good this year but I hope they can turn things around.
I am a Tarheel fan. Tarheel born and Tarheel bred and when I die I'll be Tarheel dead. Let's say that I dispise ClemPson or Clem's son. You are the first SC fan that I have ever heard say anything good about them. My brother in law is a traitor. He graduated from UNC with a degree in business. He worked in or started several banks in Columbia. He got all kinds of freebies like season tickets to the Gamecocks. He played golf with Spurrier one time. He wears Gamecock crap to my mother's house which i believe is a sin. TRAITOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 1:07pm.
agreed, if you are from SC, you are either a Cock fan or a Tiger fan period and i am a Cock fan. Having said that it is nice to see that a team from my home state doing so well.:) BTW Purdue Boilers up big right now. My brother in law graduated from IU but still cant find it in my self to root for them. If i was forced to choose a team from Indiana it would have to be ND. UPDATE: ClemPson up 17-10 (jab-jab-bob-weave-uppercut) ;)
Submitted by Seashell on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 1:15pm.
Well, I am a Tiger fan and believe that after this game today we will be 8-0! :)
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 1:25pm.
cant even agree about BBQ so i am sure we will never agree on anything but politics. LOL
Submitted by Seashell on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 1:40pm.
For the record Prisondog, I always pull for SC if they aren't playing the Tigers. Can't help but like Spurrier.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 1:44pm.
I dislike Spurrier, Lou Holtz turned around the Gamecocks. BTW did anyone hear that the FLEABAGGERS are going to "occupy" Myrtle Beach? I think i read that at Hotair or Daily Caller not sure.
Submitted by Seashell on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 2:12pm.
They are in Myrtle Beach: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/15767003/occupy-plans-meeting-in-myrtle-be...
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 2:48pm.
It's about 3 hours from here down US 17 to Myrtle Beach. I don't care anything about going there.
Submitted by Seashell on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 3:42pm.
Only about 1 1/2 hrs for me, but you won't see me there. Such nasty people in every way!
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 5:53pm.
Seashell for the link. I used to take my wife there every year for our vacation but have not been back in a while. And after the mess i am sure those "people" will leave i am sure we wont go back.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 2:55pm.
They ain't no way we can win with 6 turnovers. The game is just at the end of the 3rd quarter. I've got to go to my grand daugther, 5th BD party in a mintue so I won't be throwing things at the TV. I would make every player on the team walked back fot Chapel Hill. This is embarassing.
Submitted by Seashell on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 3:44pm.
So proud of my Tigers, but in the words of Bill Clinton "I feel your pain"!
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 12:13pm.
as well, i am a Bills fan. And i have never been to New York, and i say that they will be 6-10. I predicted that at the outset of the season. :(
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 2:25pm.
I'm way over here in Hawaii, but I do have a TV and a computer - and my #2 son is on the east coast, and he's a sports fan, so he keeps me informed about things. As for the NY Jets - I've got nothing against the players, and I like to watch a good game if I'm going to sit down for 3 hours - but Rex Ryan is a blowhard and a bigmouth, and he's making himself AND the team look bad by flapping his gums about the Super Bowl and some of his other as-yet-to-be-proven statements. I know it's New York - but he hasn't backed up any of his boasts yet.
Take a team like the Packers - they are about as good as you can get - and they just go out there and 'just win, baby', without a bunch of profiling, Cadillacing, signifying, or bragging. And they look good when they're playing!!! The Patriots are similiar - although it seems to me that a lot of people dislike them - I'm not sure why.
Hawaii is playing the New Mexico State Aggies tonight - I don't know what to tell you - but UH embarrassed themselves so badly on ESPN last week that they'll probably send NM home crying. UH is a schizophrenic team, and they ALWAYS implode at the moment of truth!!!
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 3:00pm.
...so they should be good and rested up by the time they face J's Gators next week. :-)
GO YELLOW BRITCHES!
ROLL TIDE! Beat the punkin' puke people.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 5:41pm.
the YELLOW JACKETS are taking a CANEing . ouch
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 6:33pm.
That happened to us last week. Where did scUM come from? By the way we say you can't spell scum without UM around here.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 3:08pm.
They are letting Clem's son mow the field with them.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 6:34pm.
That was embarassing. 6 turnovers 2 taken back for TDs. At least your Yellow britches get them at home next week.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 7:32pm.
Yeah, and I was hoping both teams were going to be undefeated for that game, too.
GT is probabaly out of it completely, as I don't see Clem's son losing.
I think the wheels have fallen off the Ramblin' Wreck.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 5:19pm.
Dat what be known as a ice whupping, yo !?!
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 5:16pm.
This is just awful.
At least I'll get to see Bama beat the boogers out of the Volunteers.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 5:36pm.
who are tired of this constant abuse from the likes of Dave, Rick, Gary and Blonde. Where is Carl Kolchak? It's time to put politics aside and strike back!
I wish there were some way to force them to listen to "Rocky Top" for about three hours straight. They'd be begging for mercy.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 5:52pm.
And then I clicked on your link.
Come on, Jer. You're playin' the Bammers....you didn't really think you had a hope in hell, didja?
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Submitted by Jer on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 5:57pm.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 7:12pm.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 5:24pm.
Have you been over to the Jack Daniels shop to picket for them to pay higher taxes? I saw a report on Fox that some of the locals figure that because JD is sooooo successful, that they should pay a higher tax rate than everyone else in town.
I'm betting that half the people in town work for JD, or run tourist related businesses around them.
What's up with that? It's kind of like bitching at your parents because you think you deserve more allowance.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 5:18pm.
that was brutal.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 6:39pm.
When I walked into my grand daughter's BD party I had a piece of masking tape over the UNC bar on my hat. My daughter asked me what was wrong. I told her you don't want to know. It was terrible. I don't think ClemPson has ever scored that many points on us. I can take some pride in knowing that ClemPson has never beaten the Heels in B-ball in Chapel Hill. I think it is like 0-56 now.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 7:06pm.
have always had pretty good Basketball teams. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_Tar_Heels_men%27s_basketball
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 7:07pm.
I know Wikipedia bur the other link from ESPN would not work.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 7:43pm.
Last time they were ranked the preseason #1 they won it all. Maybe history will repeat itself. 5 Heels were named as finalist for the Wooden Award this season. DOOK doesn't have anything this year.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 5:21pm.
Buffalo Bills, who are off this week, can get a win next week i will be sitting good.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 6:51pm.
...was going to be the class of the ACC.
The only "class" around them is that they have now been taken to school two weeks in a row by their opponents.
All they could manage today was seven lousy points.
What has happened to their high-scoring offense?
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 6:54pm.
Let's you and I have a good cry and get ready to watch Bama beat the ever loving crap out of the Pumpkin Puke People. I am saying it will be worst than what LSU did to Awwbern. By the way Dunkin Donuts has some good pumpkin muffins.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 7:16pm.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 7:39pm.
I don't think Colorado has been any good since Bill McCarthey left. They haven't won a Big 8/Big 12 championship since. I don't think they will everr win a Pac 12 title either. One of the best players that ever came out of there. Rae Carruth, is sitting at Nash Correctional in Nashville, NC doing life for having his girl friend killed.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 7:34pm.
Momma Dooley said that Baby Dooley is not on the hot seat. She needs to go back to Athens and leave him alone. I have a lot of respect for Vince Dooley but he needs to reign in his wife. Lewis Grizzard said that there are Dawg fans that believe when you die you go to Vince Dooley's house.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 8:33pm.
I think it's Lame Kitty's leftovers, and it's going to take a couple of years to get rid of them.
And I agree that momma Dooley needs to stay out of it completely.
I would like to see him be successful at Tennessee.
LOL - Just not against my Dawgs.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 8:38pm.
If (when) Richt gets fired.....Baby Dooley will be wearing red pants instead of orange.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 10:59pm.
I fear you may be right.
I like Mark Richt, and I hope he will be able to stay at Georgia, as I think the Dooley name is a bit overrated.
(Yeah, I have just committed heresy in the Dawg nation).
Besides, I just hate cronyism in any form.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 8:49pm.
I hope that USC beats the snot out of ND. Maybe that will shut Lou Holtz about a BCS bid for ND.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 8:55pm.
I am a big Irish fan, but they need help. Whoo hoo, just got some with a big return. Sorry Rick
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 9:01pm.
Bama is playing like crap.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 9:08pm.
LSU dominate Auburn today? Wow, never saw that coming
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 9:17pm.
Actually, I did see it coming.
LOL - After all, Awwburn is missing a Cam.
-And a few other parts as well.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 10:56pm.
Those good Gator cast-offs are hard to find, and VERY expensive.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 9:04pm.
(h/t: My brother)
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 9:24pm.
Back in the day I used to drive an RX7. My favorite car. Ah, to be young and have a hot car again.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 11:55pm.
I never owned one, but I did drive a few back in the day.
They were truly a poor man's Porsche.
And damned fun to drive, too. :-)
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 12:01am.
Although mine was British Racing Green. Actually more Forest Metallic, it was beautiful, fun to drive (when it felt like starting).
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 12:18am.
Opel GTs were beautiful to look at, as well as a blast to drive - when they ran.
The problem was the British electrical systems, which have been a mess in just about every British automobile I have ever been associated with - and that includes a few Jags.
I long ago concluded that the under-sized wiring was the main culprit, but there were others, too.
I once had a roomie that had a beautiful TR-7 convertible, but I spent a whole bunch of Saturdays helping him to get it running in time for him to drive it to work on Monday.
The day he traded it for a Japanese car was one of the happiest days of my life. :-)
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 12:30am.
The Opels were German, but many of the body parts were of French manufacture.
I still can't decide which has been my favorite vehicle. My totally trustworthy Mazda 626LX (never, ever stranded me), my hot hot hot Cherry Red Mercedes 450SL, my honkin' huge Jeep Grand Wagoneer (when it was the ONLY luxury SUV), or my Anniversary Edition T-Bird (which I am, alas, selling as I really don't need her any longer).
The Dop-El doesn't even hit the top 5.
On second thought, favorite automobile evah was not even mine, it was my Mom's '56 T-Bird.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 9:41pm.
Submitted by drsamherman on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 2:37pm.
At least Texas was not smashed by either Oklahoma team this weekend. Next weekend, we get Kansas. The Longhorns are just as uneven as always.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 10:07pm.
I need the Rangers to WIN. Oh how i loathe the Cardinals. I am no Rangers fan but i detest the Cardinals. GO REDS;)
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 10:10pm.
...but whatever is was, it worked. :-)
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 10:25pm.
...of the season.
And the Tide better show up ready to roll, too, because I think the Tigers are a better team.
-But just barely.
Should be a great game. :-)
Submitted by MisterMoney on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 11:36pm.
Wow! What a game. MSU Defeats Wisconsin on a Hail Mary last second pass, controversially decided by the replay officials as a game winning tourchdown.
See Post #1 above. I thought MSU maybe had a chance for the win, and that was it, as cloase as it gets. Congrats to MSU and Coach Dantonio.
Submitted by UpNorth on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 11:47pm.
Submitted by Noel Sheppard on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 2:17am.
Wow! One of the best evenings of sports in years. Cards, Red Raiders, Spartans - Thank you all! ns
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 2:58am.
You do, afta awwl, have some readers down this way.
And some of us even reside in Atlanta. :-)
Just in case you forgot, I mean.
Submitted by Noel Sheppard on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 9:50am.
Alabama was the favorite, right? Was there anything shocking about a #2 beating a #20? No. ns
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 6:01pm.
LOL - Yeah, but it was still fun to watch. :-)
Submitted by RESTLESS 1 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 3:05am.
I'm very appreciative of the Red Raider effort tonight. Suspect coaching decisions aside, their kids played one hell of a game.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:04am.
I was glad to see the Spartans win that one. Up until last night I had Russell Wilson for the Heisman. He lost some last night. I don't know why Tom O'Brien ever let him leave NC State. For that reason alone O'Brien should be fired.
Never been a fan of USC but I was glad they beat ND. I like ND but I don't like Lou Holtz's mouth. Friday night he was bragging about how ND was going to get a BCS bid. Lou I don't think so now.
Can you believe what Texas Tech did to Oklahoma? I bet Stoops was furious after the game
Got the big puter fixed. Installed Windows 7 and Explorer 9
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 12:15pm.
But this is for you buddy.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 4:04pm.
Will he make the 2pt conversion?
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 4:05pm.
The era has begun?
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 4:22pm.
God I hate Fox.
Uninspired play calling, fool.
No worries.....even if Denver loses, TEBOW WINS!
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 4:23pm.
Praying it will go through.
Submitted by Unsane on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 8:15pm.
If it makes you feel any better I could not understand in any way why the Broncos hired Fox.
"CONSUMED DEMOCRACY RETURNS A SOCIALIST REGIME" - Slayer, "Fictional Reality", from Divine Intervention (1994)
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 4:38pm.
And of course, I put it that way, because the idiot CBS announcers, for the first 55 minutes of the game, made it sound as if Timmy, all by himself, LOST THE GAME.
THIS is why Tim Tebow is an NFL quarterback, and if he ever gets to a team who isn't in the cellar, will become THE franchise player they need. He raises the level of the game of all of his teammates to an incredible level.
Tell me that wasn't the most exciting last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter (and OT) you've seen in the last ten years!
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 4:49pm.
They showed a little bit of it here but then cut it off. Something about contractual agreements. I'll have to watch the highlights. One of the dental techs at work is a big Broncos fan. All he has talked about this week was Tebow and his chance to start.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 4:51pm.
That last couple of minutes was WAAAY more fun than any Gator games for the past couple of weeks.
Submitted by Unsane on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 8:21pm.
I was geeked when Tebow was at last given the nod and even more so after the late game heroics.
Sadly, y'all are luckier than I. I had my choice of the Sea Chickens at the Brownies or the Texans at the Oilers this afternoon when that was on. So I completely missed it.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 6:08pm.
I tracked the score while I was watching my Falcons beat the Lions and thought Denver was toast.
I think once he settles in and gets some experience he is going to be a great QB for the Donkeys.
Submitted by Unsane on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 6:17pm.
I can only hope. Just so, at the very least, the unbelievers can be exposed.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 6:33pm.
Scam and the Panthers won today. Scam might be setting a rookie record but it don't mean crap if you wind up with a losing record. Look at what Christian Ponder did in the 1st half for the Vikings. Green Bay has come back and is kicking their butts. Looking at it now the only team that will beat the Packers is the Packers. If they start making mistakes then they'll be beat.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 11:41pm.
Yeah, but according to my #2 son, who has been a Redskin fan since he got a the pajamas and helmet as a little boy - but also has some common sense about it (he'll put his money on the Patriots) - the Redskins are awful,and will come in last in their division - even worse than Philly!!!
I'm a Pack fan..............and you've got to admit that they are playing well enough to justify their record. And speaking of 'what happened'.............what about the Lions or the Raiders???
Submitted by UpNorth on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 2:37pm.
from the 0-16 season, he didn't want them to win too many games right away. Stafford's passes have all flattened out, Backus still can't run block, hell none of them can run block, and they let an average Atlanta team push them all over the field. Maybe Cunningham should have reviewed the San Fran video and figured out that trap block? Everyone is going to use it, until the Lions figure it out.
As for the Pack, they'll do extremely well, as long as Rodgers doesn't get knocked around too much. I still can't figure out why teams don't spend the first half knocking him down. Whenever he's been treated poorly, he gets off his game, but no one seems to ever go back and check that game video.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 6:41pm.
The Yellow Britches fell out of the AP poll but the Dawgs are ranked 22nd. This ought to be a fun week to sit back and watch you and Blonde go after each other. Two huge games for you this week. So go ahead and start taking your nerve pills early. I hope your heart is strong. Go ahead and get you some pillows to throw at the TV so you want damage it when you get mad.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 6:57pm.
LOL - And they better take advantage of it, too, because it might be 10 years before another one like this comes along.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 7:46pm.
Here's a plan - WALK PUJOLS
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 8:51pm.
Watching the Saints tonight. But hope the Rangers find some pitching
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 9:10pm.
Just ask Verlander from the Tigers/Cards matchup in 2006.
I don't care what "Jersey Shore" has to offer, Pujols is the real "Situation".
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 9:50pm.
where will the "Situation" be next year? Whats your guess? (Hate the Cards) GO REDS:)
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 9:56pm.
I'd be OK with him going to the Sox, but I think he'll finish out with the Cards.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 9:46pm.
need to win tonight and do not know where their offense went. 1-0 right now 5th inning. GO REDS:)
Submitted by drsamherman on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:00pm.
...but I have NEVER been a fan of any Dallas team. Just can't do it. Must be genetic.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:04pm.
I am no fan of the Rangers but i do detest the Cardinals. So........................... GO REDS:)
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:04pm.
I have been to Rangers Stadium several times in the last few years. My son in law buys tickets when I visit to impress his mother in law. However, trust me, winning team or not, the Rangers fans are the most lackluster folks ever encountered. Maybe I have been to Death Valley too many times....;-)
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:07pm.
Death Valley SC? You know rick was distraught yesterday by his Tar Heels In Death Valley. Again sorry rick.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:22pm.
Let me clarify
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:28pm.
Give me a break.
Submitted by texasborngranny on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 1:22pm.
I guess we are a little boring since we don't beat visiting team's fans half to death.
Submitted by cajun2 on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 4:46pm.
Thugs who live in big cities on the East and West Coast are kinda whacky. In Baton Rouge, fans invite visitor fans to "participate" in tailgate parties and share food, drinks, and good music. It must be fun because they keep coming back!!
I attended a Philly/Orioles game in Baltimore and made the mistake of wearing a Braves hat. Those philly fans were the most rude obnoxious bunch of fat bearded drunks I ever encountered.
Give me the Astros anytime even if they are the worst team in baseball.
Submitted by Unsane on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 10:59pm.
By and large, the sports fans up north are so frigging uptight. When the Spurs won their four championships, how many riots broke out? That's right, NONE. And when Houston won theirs back in the 1990s (and when the Astros went to the WS in 2005), how much nonsense took place? Well, if there was any, I don't know about it.
Submitted by texasborngranny on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 2:19pm.
I'm not sure if my post - which was in response to your 'the Rangers fans are the most lackluster folks ever encountered' - was misunderstood.
I intended to indicate that I don't believe we are lackluster.
Sorry if I was unclear.
Submitted by cajun2 on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 2:33pm.
I have been to MLB games all across the country by virtue of very generous sons-in-law. My remark about lackluster Ranger fans was perhaps an exaggeration. Having been to LSU stadium many times, any event, comparatively speaking, would be lackluster. I also forgot to point out, the night I attended the Rangers/Yankee game, at 8pm the temperature was 109 degrees. That could explain the "lackluster".....;-)
Submitted by texasborngranny on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 2:45pm.
and that's the temp in the shade!
Rangers fans came to the Ballpark in Arlington 2,946,949 times, a franchise record for the highest attendance in a single season. The first-pitch temperature was over 100 degrees 27 times during the course of the season, including 15 straight home dates from Aug. 5-31.
Some parks - west coast, east coast, southern peninsula can't even fill their parks with optimum weather.
And visitors are welcomed with our traditional southern hospitality.
Have a great day, and ya'll come back.
Submitted by Unsane on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 12:55am.
I'm the same way, and believe me, it burned me up to no end to see Spurs fans cheering on their freaking RIVAL in the Finals. I didn't remotely care about LeBron James and his act; the only thing I cared about was that they were playing the hated Mavs and I wanted Miami to win. For me, seeing Spurs fans celebrate a Mavs victory was shameful.
I run smack every weekend about the Cryboys. The only reason they won this week was because they were playing the Goats.
As for the Rangers...well, I'm a Lastros fan til the bitter end, and this means not being a fan of the Rangers. In fact, since my old man is a Cardinals fan, this year I have another excuse to not cheer for the Rangers. If the Cardinals win, my Christmas shopping is DONE for the year before November arrives.
Yeah, I pretty much ignore Dallas...
Submitted by texasborngranny on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 11:51pm.
how 'bout them Rangers!!!
"That's how baseball go."
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 3:01pm.
I am embarrassed to be a colts fan.
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