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    Baseball - Basketball - Football - Hockey

    Talk about anything you wish regarding these four sports.

    Right now we have Basketball and Hockey playoffs happening and a fresh new Baseball season underway, so there should be plenty to talk about.

    My fave is Hockey, then Baseball, Basketball...with Football picking up the slack.

    I support:

    Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays
    Basketball: Toronto Raptors
    Football: Buffalo Bills
    Hockey: Montreal Canadiens

    Projections:

    Baseball: The JAYS are poised to make waves, but my biggest concern is leaving too many guys on base. I'd like them to step away from the power game a bit and focus more on the basics. With a little more balance in their game they can clinch a WS Final run.

    Basketball: Raptors have me pumped. They're showing a lot of heart and determination and it wouldn't surprise me if they take the CAVS to 7 games. Anything can happen, but I'll go with CAVS-WARRIORS final.

    Football: Not even thinking football at the moment.....

    Hockey: I'd love to see the St.Louis Blues win it all. It's been almost 50 years since they joined the NHL in 1967-68 and lost to the HABS in the Stanley Cup. They're a sentimental choice, but San Jose is not making it easy for them though. I'm picking a SAN JOSE-TAMPA BAY final.




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  • #2
    Dolphins and Marlins Fan here - Boo Bills!
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    • Analog21
      Analog21 commented
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      Could be worse - he couldn't been a Patriots fan

    • JCOConnell
      JCOConnell commented
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      yeah, but when the fins had all those good teams with Marino in the 90's, the Jim Kelly led Bills were a thorn in our side.

    • Analog21
      Analog21 commented
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      Yea, still couldn't believe Marino never got back to a Super Bowl after his rookie year. I was always a Marino fan, being a Pittsburgh alum.

  • #3
    Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
    Dolphins and Marlins Fan here - Boo Bills!
    First live Bills game I ever saw was at Joe Robbie stadium in Miami. Forgot who won. I was in town for a company meeting and we all got polluted to really care. There were about 25 of us.
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    • #4
      Miami Heat and Florida Panthers fan too, just not as much.....
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      • #5
        I live in Pittsburgh (born and raised), so am naturally a diehard Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins fan. My Pens have dug themselves in a whole, but hopefully will bounce back tonight.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
          Baseball - Basketball - Football - Hockey

          Talk about anything you wish regarding these four sports.

          Right now we have Basketball and Hockey playoffs happening and a fresh new Baseball season underway, so there should be plenty to talk about.

          My fave is Hockey, then Baseball, Basketball...with Football picking up the slack.

          I support:

          Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays
          Basketball: Toronto Raptors
          Football: Buffalo Bills
          Hockey: Montreal Canadiens

          Projections:

          Baseball: The JAYS are poised to make waves, but my biggest concern is leaving too many guys on base. I'd like them to step away from the power game a bit and focus more on the basics. With a little more balance in their game they can clinch a WS Final run.

          Basketball: Raptors have me pumped. They're showing a lot of heart and determination and it wouldn't surprise me if they take the CAVS to 7 games. Anything can happen, but I'll go with CAVS-WARRIORS final.

          Football: Not even thinking football at the moment.....

          Hockey: I'd love to see the St.Louis Blues win it all. It's been almost 50 years since they joined the NHL in 1967-68 and lost to the HABS in the Stanley Cup. They're a sentimental choice, but San Jose is not making it easy for them though. I'm picking a SAN JOSE-TAMPA BAY final.



          Why not the Mapleleafs? Looks like you're a Toronto fan.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Analog21 View Post
            I live in Pittsburgh (born and raised), so am naturally a diehard Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins fan. My Pens have dug themselves in a whole, but hopefully will bounce back tonight.
            I like the Pens as well but I think TB is hungrier.
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            • #8
              Originally posted by Analog21 View Post

              Why not the Mapleleafs? Looks like you're a Toronto fan.
              I came to Canada (from The Netherlands) and settled in Montreal. Lived there for 20 years, so the HABS are my team.
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              • #9
                Baseball: off season hand/eye coordination training
                Basketball: for tall people who can't skate
                Football: for people with a short attention span that also can't skate.
                Hockey: Kings fan now (been in California since 1980), grew up with Rangers, and was an Islander fan from the day they announced the franchise. Otherwise, i love all hockey at all levels (except for Flyers and Canucks). Season ticket holders for the old Clinton Comets and Mohawk Valley Comets of the old EHL and NAHL. My brother and father are in a scene in Slap Shot (in the stands, I couldn't make it that day, grrrrr...). Been a player, coach, administrator and USA Hockey Registrar. Wife and I use to run the fourth oldest youth hockey club in Southern California. Our son played, (state champion at 13, national champ at 16) and is trying to live the dream as a pro player now.

                Hockey is life...

                Pro bike racing is pretty cool, too. The Amgen Tour of California just finished and was a great race this year.
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                • #10
                  Yankees ("evil empire") fan here. No other sports exist during baseball season for me. Watch the Mets out of the corner of my because they have the best starting pitching in baseball.

                  When baseball season is over, then it's the NY Giants. A small side order of Knicks and Nets just because suffering is good for the soul as Browns fans know.
                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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                  • #11
                    And the Yanks claw back to .500 at the Blue Jays expense tonight.
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                    • #12
                      GSW in trouble tonight. Better win or go down 3-1 and my worst nightmare, prove Charles Barkley wrong that a 3 point shooting team can't win a NBA championship (of course he was wrong last year.)
                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                      • #13
                        PENS 5 - LIGHTNING 2

                        Pens wisely had Murray between the pipes and Crosby scores his third game-winning goal of the series forcing a Game 7. Lightning were nowhere to be found in the first 2 periods. They tried to make a game of it in the third by scoring 2, but the PENS killed their hopes with a few minutes left and then an empty-netter. Should be a terrific Game 7 on Thursday.
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                        • #14
                          A month ago you'd never have given the possibility of a RAPTORS-THUNDER championship series a thought. While I personally don't think that'll happen, it isn't inconceivable.
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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                            Yankees ("evil empire") fan here. No other sports exist during baseball season for me. Watch the Mets out of the corner of my because they have the best starting pitching in baseball.

                            When baseball season is over, then it's the NY Giants. A small side order of Knicks and Nets just because suffering is good for the soul as Browns fans know.
                            At least your not a fan of those stinkin NY jets, or are you?
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                            • Johnny Vinyl
                              Johnny Vinyl commented
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                              Man...my new BILLS jersey looks awesome!

                            • JCOConnell
                              JCOConnell commented
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                              I know your just baiting me. The bills don't bother me that much since Jim Kelly retired, and that was a long time ago.

                            • Johnny Vinyl
                              Johnny Vinyl commented
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                              Yeah...just having a little fun.
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