DSP 2017 OTHER SPORTS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. BigDaddyKaine

    BigDaddyKaine DSP Legend

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    Jon Jones proves again that he is by far the greatest fighter to ever live
     
  2. BigDaddyKaine

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    What the hell is wrong with Ngannou, has to be the 2nd worst fight I've seen. Worst is probably Houston Alexander vs Kimbo Slice
     
  3. Fall Winslow

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    And he blew it
     
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    CapnTreee ...disgusted...

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    twice.. thrice... and counting


    but greedy Dana cannot look past a buck and Jon Jones = $$$
    this whole farce about Jones v. Brock Lesnar under UFC rules was shot down when no one would sanction it.. yet.

    Jones is sooooooo talented
    and yet fucks up daily


    Anyways Cormier finally gets a belt without losing
     
  5. Fall Winslow

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    Guess Stipe is off Modelo commercials now
    Maybe back to firefighting
     
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    But you know that being a regular firefighter is what endeared him to everyone.

    He's just a genuine nice guy... who's hobby is MMA
     
  7. LAdiablo

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    if i was starting a soccer team and had first pick of players Luka Modric would be pretty high up there
     
  8. fsudog21

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    Wish I was a soccer fan. Can't get into it. Too much dead action in the middle of the field and not enough around the net. Don't care for the excessive flopping, either.

    Both of my bloodlines (two generations back) Croatia and Belgium are still alive.
     
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    Can't get into it either. Not just the dead action and excessive flopping, but even before all that the whole not being able to use your hands is just a turn off. Don't really use your hands in hockey either, but at least hockey is fast paced with action all over and truly physical with an element of football in there.

    Man, TBT, what the soccer fans are doing in the stands might be more exciting than what's going on with the players on the field..at least for me. I'll give soccer fans their due, they're willing to die out there. Lol What are they called again? Hooligans? They're at the top of the fan food chain, for sure.
     
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  10. Finski

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    Watching soccer at the high school level - especially with three straight CIF title winners - turned me a bit. I cannot watch MLS soccer, but World Cup is worth it. It's like the Olympics... without the gay figure skaters and the Asian speed skaters pretending to NOT be explosively gay ...
     
  11. Doughty8

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    Playing it for many years gave me an appreciation of the sport but I completely get it that it's not a fantastic spectator sport. The feigning of injury was never as bad as it has been in the last decade. I get disgusted when I see it but I try not to let it affect my watching of the game.
     
  12. LAdiablo

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    the more you watch the more you get that in a competitive match they need to breath
    a lot of the extra time down is just letting guys catch their breath
    and if you watch some of the shots they take that shit has to hurt
    say what you want about neymar etc but that guy also gets his ass beat down out there
     
  13. Gebbeth

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    I am by no means a soccer expert or a lover of soccer (don't get any ideas Irish....my bad, probably too late).

    But seeing my older son play soccer for the better part of 7 years now, I can appreciate how good teams can win using various styles of play, defensive minded teams, teams with good play makers and setup men in the midfield, or offensive minded teams with strikers from the midfield on up. It's fascinating the strategy involved depending upon style of teams, players on the team, and tackling on opposing team and their style of play.

    I think soccer is one of those sports like golf where there are long extended periods of nothing, but punctuated with short bursts of hope....where a 1-0 game can pivot on an excellent series of passes leading to a well timed goal, or after what seems like an eternity of nothing, it comes down to PKs.

    In a lot of ways, it's a perfect drinking sport....slowly get smashed over a long period, culminating in an orgasm of celebration.

    I can also understand why soccer is so popular amongst the lower rung of wealth in the rest of the world.....all you need is one ball, or resemblance of a ball.....a reasonable field....grass optional, lines not necessary.....and no refs...drink and be merry, for a couple of hours at least.

    The fact that soccer is an upper middle class to upper class sport in the US (generalizing) is probably a good reason to understand why we stuck at soccer.

    Not my cup of get it.
     
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    This guy was a bad ass in his time. From my part of the state. Ended up on an elevator with him around the time he was playing for Oregon St. Needless to say he filled up the elevator. Hotel was that circular Holiday Inn just off the 405 near UCLA. We were playing the Bruins in baseball they were playing SC and the Bruins in hoops.


    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...hampionship-team-and-nba-all-star-dead-at-62/
     
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    Judas .... college sports needs to manage their alumni better towards career follow-ups and mental health issues. These guys are coddled from middle school through high school, and into college ... they make money for the universities, then, if they don't catch on in the pro-game, some are too unstable to deal with it. This is just awful to hear about, for anyone, of course, but especially a person who had such opportunity and affluence all around him.
     
  17. Gebbeth

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    World Cup’s not coming home/
    Not coming home/
    Not coming home/
    Not coming home.
     
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  18. rube

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    It is, the original Britain where all people from the northwester French coast.
    Coincidentally the land these people had was called Armorica.
    And the Welsh and other islanders called them the Llydaw which can be pronounced Judah.
    So they are coming home!
     
  19. LAdiablo

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    love that Croatian team
    the energy on that squad is pretty incredible
     
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    Well Croatia v. France for the Cup?

    Looks like I’m now a Croatia fan... though I did enjoy the south of France I just can’t find it in me to cheer for them



    In anything
     

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