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Post by Spirit of the Watch » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:48 pm

RIP Kobe Bryant.

An absolute tragedy.
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Post by yinzburgher » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:18 am

In recent years I pay less and less attention to the sports world. While this might have started before-hand, it certainly was taken a step further when I cancelled my cable years ago, quite in advance of the trend. I didn't miss sitcoms, or cable news.....and certainly not reality TV. I missed sports. But I got over it. My eyeballs moved from a TV screen to a computer screen and I moved on to other interests. That's the short version, anyway. This waning interest would completely shock anyone that knew me from my childhood, high-school, or college years, btw. However the one thing I haven't quite let go of is NBA basketball. I've been a huge NBA fan since I was a very little kid. It was one of my first obsessions. As you might know, the NBA play-offs take quite a lot of time from start to finish......four best-of-seven series. So in recent years I've often treated this as a mini-season of sorts. After having seen next to nothing through much of the regular season, I order cable for the playoffs, (sometimes taking more time off of work too) and start paying attention and watching games. It's usually very enjoyable for me even if I end up being a bit too lazy. So I'm definitely bummed the season is now suspended. If I had to make a bet right now, I'd say that's the end of the entire season. I really hope I'm wrong. I hope the prevalence of this bug tapers off with warmer weather and they can fit in an abbreviated playoffs. As my work has been busy and stressful lately, I had even found myself daydreaming about my upcoming NBA playoff mini-season and the respite it might provide. I guess my disappointment is the primary reason I'm posting here but I'm also wondering if any other previously obsessed sports fans have found themselves becoming disenchanted or disinterested over time.
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Post by yinzburgher » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:02 pm

I'm not sure when I'll get around to watching this but I'm certain that I will eventually. There seems to be a lot of talk about it. Maybe it will help fill the void of an NBA season down the tubes. I know some people feel that nostalgia is overrated, and I agree in part. Even so, I think it will be fun for me to revisit the MJ years. I always knew he was gonna win and I remember thinking that took some of the fun out of it. So I was usually rooting for the other team. But I was in complete awe of him.

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Post by yinzburgher » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:33 am

I can't say I'm surprised but I probably would have guessed he was more of a Budweiser guy.

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Post by Spirit of the Watch » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:33 am

Any NFL thoughts?
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Post by Spirit of the Watch » Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:31 am

Interesting game tonight



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Post by ManOnTime » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:27 am

The slapshot to the mouth made me jump. I wonder how many teeth he lost.
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Post by Spirit of the Watch » Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:38 pm

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The slapshot to the mouth made me jump. I wonder how many teeth he lost.
None, I think..

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There was talk about his eye but it seems it was just below. Hopefully he can laugh it off down the road.
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Post by Rocat » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:09 pm

I did not see an F1 section. But then again why would I expect an F1 section on a wrist watch forum. lol

Finally F1 will be getting back to racing this coming weekend.

IF the preseason tests were accurate (but all teams seem to sandbag, especially Mercedes) then it appears that RedBull may have a chance this season for a Drivers Championship and Constructors as well. I've had just about enough of Lewis Hamilton walking away with it for the past seven years. The other teams need to step up their game. But with the freeze on many things this year in terms of innovation it may well be Lewis' *sigh* 8th Championship.

My American F1 Team Haas sold out to the Russians and they are not doing any development this year. I suspect Mazepin's Dad will buy it outright like Stroll's Dad Racing Point the other year.

I am curious to see how well Perez does in the Red Bull and Vettel does in the Aston Martin (formerly Racing Point) with that Mercedes engine and(let's be honest) Mercedes Chassis. I also look forward to Alonso back in F1 as long as he doesn't start crying "GP2! GP2!" this year.

And FFS, George Russel needs to be in that Mercedes and they need to give Bottas the boot. Bottas is just not hungry enough to play mind games with Hamilton. And yes I do think that the two Mercedes cars are not the same. I believe that happens in all the teams on the grid. I know Nico Rosberg played mind games with Hamilton and was only able to win one Championship. But at least he won it. A win is a win no one cares how you did it.

I hate that the first two practice sessions of FP1 and FP2 have been shortened. It does force the drivers on the track more. But it shortens my pleasure of watching by an hour each race weekend.
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Post by Stretch44 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:33 pm

I would love for there to be some excitement this year. It's boring when the Driver's Championship and Constructor's are settled by the summer.

Excited for the season to begin. I love early Saturday morning qualifying. I'm usually the only one up in the house at that time and qualifying is actually fun to watch.

Edit: You can start an F1 thread.
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Post by Spirit of the Watch » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:16 am

Who loves shootouts?



Or helmets being thrown? Typical Avenues style?
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Post by Spirit of the Watch » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:25 am

Wild defeat the Avenues, 8-3..... w/ some extracurricular activities during the game :-)




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First time I've seen the refs hit replay to find a puck
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As the NFL Draft approaches, we have to wonder what blunders will be made this year.
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Post by Spirit of the Watch » Tue May 04, 2021 12:31 am

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Post by tjcdas » Tue May 04, 2021 6:41 pm

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No code? Only see Buy 3 GET 2 offer
Just add 7 straps to the cart and it'll give you the cheapest 3 free.
I can't bring myself to spend ~$100 but the knit weave straps look amazing. Mostly because I bought a Kaprizov jersey yesterday......

Still, 3 free and 15% off seems like a good deal.
The first offensive threat the Wild have had in years!
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