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longhorn320

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2017, 10:31:21 PM »
Hola 320 prospero ano y felicidad
why thanks
and Mele Kalikimaka to you as well
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« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2017, 10:33:52 PM »
I’ve had to run up to HEB a few times during the holiday season.

First let me tell you about my HEB.  There are probably 40 or more HEBs in the Austin metro area but mine is the one on the northwest frontier of the Hill Country.  Last one untl Burnet to the west or Lampassas to the north.  So it gets a lot of business.

Two annoying types I saw a lot more of at HEB was Lost Grandma and Kama kazi Mom.

Nearly every ailse was plugged with an older woman trying to get her bearings, marshal her thoughts or recollect where she was at.

Meanwhile zipping in and out and all about where these young moms with glazed expressions dangerously pushing their carts at breakneck speed and silently cursing every Lost Grandma in their way.

Then there were all these dudes like me, tiptoeing about with handbaskets and “oh shit!” Looks on their faces.

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« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2017, 10:36:29 PM »
How’s the missus, 320.  You keeping her in line?

Many blessings for good health and happiness for you and yours.

Think you’ll be able to meet me for an early season Astros game this year?  I’ll buy your ticket.

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« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2017, 10:40:30 PM »
Speaking of stressed moms, on Christmas Eve my youngest son and I pulled into a parking space at Target next to a Honda Odyssey with both sliders open and no one in it.

My son was like, “that’s weird.”

I was like, “Son, you don’t know women yet.  If you see the mom that owns that van come back as we’re going in, don’t say a word.  Just pretend you didn’t see it.”

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« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2017, 10:55:19 PM »
How’s the missus, 320.  You keeping her in line?

Many blessings for good health and happiness for you and yours.

Think you’ll be able to meet me for an early season Astros game this year?  I’ll buy your ticket.
Everything is bueno thanks for asking
I'd sure like to catch a game if possible
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« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2017, 10:31:34 AM »

Meanwhile zipping in and out and all about where these young moms with glazed expressions dangerously pushing their carts at breakneck speed and silently cursing every Lost Grandma in their way.
and looking good
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« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2018, 12:16:52 PM »
I dislike overtime periods and penalty kicks to decide important games.  

I also hate ties.

Can’t have it both ways I guess.

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« Reply #67 on: January 03, 2018, 12:50:33 PM »
I dislike overtime periods and penalty kicks to decide important games.
CFB OT is nothing more than a soccer shoot-out and I HATE it.  The NFL has this more right than CFB.

Oh, and the coin flip.  I HATE it.  Home team kicks.  Be gracious hosts.

Stupid coin flip.

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« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2018, 01:02:44 PM »
I dont know if you all saw this, but in the Cotton bowl this year, an older woman was asked to do the coin flip.  Seemed to take her by surprise!  Confused, rather than flipping the coin, she just kind of pitched it forward.  

It didn’t flip and probably landed on the same side up as it began.  Ohio St won the “toss”.  I wonder what all the players particularly those on the S Cal were thinking.  I got a chuckle out of that.  

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« Reply #69 on: January 03, 2018, 02:23:53 PM »
I dislike overtime periods and penalty kicks to decide important games.  

I also hate ties.

Can’t have it both ways I guess.
I hate ties much more than any alternative
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« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2018, 02:55:09 PM »
I hate ties much more than any alternative
I believe in providing an opportunity for the tie to be broken.

I do not believe in forcing the tie to be broken.

If you don't want the tie, then win in 5 quarters.  Else kiss your sister and hush.

Or let's just flip a coin for the win.  Makes as much sense as inventing a new game.
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« Reply #71 on: January 03, 2018, 03:26:22 PM »
I like the 5th quarter idea but it would lengthen the game too much and the teams might still be tied

The current method is fine but I think the teams should kick off and otherwise use the current rules

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« Reply #72 on: January 03, 2018, 03:43:32 PM »
I like the 5th quarter idea but it would lengthen the game too much and the teams might still be tied

That essentially is the problem.  We want to break the tie, but we don't want to do it playing regular football because it would "lengthen the game too much".

Meanwhile, we're trying to determine which team is the best at regular football.

Just flip the coin.  If team A beats team B on the 3rd OT, does it really mean team A is better?  Pfffttt.  Just flip a damn coin.

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« Reply #73 on: January 03, 2018, 03:47:53 PM »
I don't follow international sports, but are other countries so preoccupied with eliminating the "tie" as part of the game?  Maybe I should look up some standings in the eastern hemisphere.

This just smacks of pure shallow Americana instant gratification to me.

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« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2018, 03:50:41 PM »
a coin flip is a new different game than regular football

settles nothing

if you don't want to kickoff and play an additional quarter or longer

at least move the ball back outside of FG range for the alternate possessions

place it at the 35 instead of the 25.  a 52 yard FG attempt is iffy for college kickers

moving it the the 40 would be better - that in itself would eliminate a few 3-3 ties in the first OT
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« Reply #75 on: January 03, 2018, 03:50:47 PM »
I actually like the OT process for college and HATE the NFL OT rules.  And I hate that NFL has different OT rules for the regular games than they do for playoff games.  That just doesn't makes sense at all to me.   Rules should be the same regardless of game importance, IMO. 


I didn't mind the longer game for the double overtime for the game in LA, actually made me feel like I got more than my money's worth.   


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« Reply #76 on: January 03, 2018, 03:51:52 PM »
This just smacks of pure shallow Americana instant gratification to me.
and what in the free world would be wrong with this?
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« Reply #77 on: January 03, 2018, 03:56:14 PM »
I hate "sports" where judges determine winners.  Like skating, gymnastics, diving and even non-KO boxing.

And I think football has become dangerously close to that by overthinking simple things like catching, scoring, tackling, blocking and celebrating.

Keep head to head targeting outlawed but otherwise go back to 1983 rules.  If a person catches the ball with a foot in bounds, it's a catch.  If the ball comes loose, it's a fumble. 

If a game is televised, keep the clock running through television timeouts.  Keep the game short.   Keep the players fresh.  Then play as many quarters as you need to to break a tie.  

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« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2018, 04:37:53 PM »
Keep head to head targeting outlawed but otherwise go back to 1983 rules.
Why is it so hard to play football as it was intended?  A game of tackling.  Seriously pay attention the next time you watch a P5 or NFL game.  Do you see tackling or do you see flying projectiles?

And we wonder...duh... why do so may pwayers get huwt... duh....duh...

It's so easy to tell a tackle attempt from a collision attempt.  So why don't we flag it?  Because we like it right?  Meanwhile we're about to lose the game altogether.

You wanna see football as it was intended?  Go back to the leather helmet and nix the pads.  Then you'll see tackling.  Helmets and pads were designed for protection, not weapons of mass destruction.

DBs don't wanna tackle cuz it seems like work.  Plus they are likely not strong enough.  They just wanna collide in such a way that they win.

We could forget targeting and all that mess by simply enforcing a game of tackling.  Arms outstretched.  Any attempt to just blow up a runner should be a flag.
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« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2018, 04:55:11 PM »
I hate "sports" where judges determine winners.  Like skating, gymnastics, diving and even non-KO boxing.
Agreed.  Like when you watch the Olympics, it seems like you just get down to a few favorites in those heavily judged events, and no one else ever had a chance.  
I'm also not too fond of sports where coaches make the call whether you play or not, and at what position.  Team sports can be fun, but also a real drag if the coach plays favorites (and in my combined experience between myself as a kid and my son, I'd estimate that about half the coaches play favorites leaving only about 1 out of every 2 or so coaches giving everyone a chance to play and really earn their positions).  I've never been much of a kiss ass, and in fact am a bit of a contrarian which I guess is no news here - those tendencies did me no favors in terms of buttering up coaches like some of my teammates could do.   I still like playing team sports regardless, but feel a lot better about sports like cross country or tennis or wrestling where it's just you vs the other kid(s) and your own talent and hard work are the only things that determine whether you play and how you finish.
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« Reply #80 on: January 04, 2018, 01:43:16 PM »
It's more of a porch topic I suppose, because over the years (decades...) we've had numerous discussions about what a "sport" really is.

And over the years (decades...) some of you have disagreed with me, but I have two simple criteria I use to determine what a "sport" is.

1) The outcome cannot be judged, it must have a clear, objectively determined winner and loser.  So gymnastics is not a sport.  Figure skating is not a sport.  And as Slick observed, non-KO boxing is not a sport.  They are certainly "athletic competitions" but they are not sports.

2) It requires being an athlete to play the sport.  I don't consider poker, darts, billiards, or bowling to be sports, nor do I consider golf to be a sport.  They are all competitions requiring very specific skills-- which in some cases many consider to be highly prized skills like golf-- but it's not a sport.





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« Reply #81 on: January 04, 2018, 02:55:43 PM »

I also hate constant speed moron.  

Let’s say you’re on a state highway that goes through little towns.   It’s 65 between the towns, 55 on the outskirts of town, 45 through town.

Constant speed moron drives 60 through every zone.  Consequently you pass him between every town but when you get to each town he passes you.
Oh yeah good one, constant speed drivers are indeed very annoying.
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« Reply #82 on: January 04, 2018, 03:38:11 PM »
These constant speed drivers have obviously never gone through Giddings, Tx  or they would learn
not to do that

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« Reply #83 on: January 04, 2018, 04:14:46 PM »
In my parts, its 75 between towns, 55 on the outskirt, and 35 thru town.

Which means all locals drive 60 - 40 - 20.

Seriously, if you drive the speed limit around here you'll get pulled over for being a smart ass.

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« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2018, 04:32:48 PM »
I don't follow international sports, but are other countries so preoccupied with eliminating the "tie" as part of the game?  Maybe I should look up some standings in the eastern hemisphere.

This just smacks of pure shallow Americana instant gratification to me.
In most soccer leagues around the globe, a tie is a built in result. It's part of the strategy.
Your life blood is the table. That's the ranking of all teams in your league. If you win a game, you get 3 points in the table. Lose, you get nada. A tie will get you one point. At the end of the season, the top teams in the table play for trophies. The bottom teams get kicked downstairs to the shame of playing next season in a lesser division (there's also a huge financial penalty in rights, television, and player bonuses).
If you're a not-so-good team playing on the road against a good team, you might send your guys on to the field with the intent of keeping the score close and hopefully earning that one point. It's good for you. On the flip side, that really good team has to find a way to get all 3 points for a win at home against a pretender. If they don't, they probably lose ground to the other contenders. They'll pick their players and formation accordingly (remember, you can only change 3 players all game, so you can't decide in the middle to go "full offense").
It's a good system when the difference between a good team and a bad one is 3 goals. In college football, where the difference can be 50 points, it probably isn't so good.

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« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2018, 05:02:58 PM »
In most soccer leagues around the globe, a tie is a built in result. It's part of the strategy.
I completely understand and remember the days when a tie was woven into the W/L strategy in the NFL.  I'm not saying it was great thing, but to me it was better than the knuckleheaded tie-breaking solutions of today.

I'm just saying that modern American culture could not tolerate a system of such prudence, patience, and respect for the game.

It's like the evolution of Jaws 1 to Jaws 3.

Jaws 1 was tasteful, suspenseful, and strategically moderated.  There may have been 3 shark attacks the whole movie.

Jaws 3 was a picnic of flesh and blood.

Americans.  Instant gratification.
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« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2018, 09:16:40 PM »
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« Reply #87 on: January 04, 2018, 11:12:09 PM »
When it comes to driving, I don't mind as much what happens out in front of me, as long as I can react to it.  There are dumbshits everywhere, of course, and as long as I can pick my way around them, all's okay.

But what really gets me are the ones behind you that you can't control or avoid - the tailgaters, particularly those at night with bright headlights (whether they have their brights on, or have those high intensity halogen lights, or just have their headlights aimed too high - it's all the same general category of a-hole in my book).  I'm talking those guys who are just a car length behind you when you're already going 5-10 mph over the speed limit; totally unsafe. 

Of course, in the egregious cases, I usually just slow way down until they finally pass (if I'm on a multi-lane interstate), but it's still molto annoying.

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« Reply #88 on: January 05, 2018, 09:13:46 AM »
I hate bright light patrolman.  To me, worse than constant speed moron.

I love blinding those suckers when they come my way giving me the switch-on.

Remember Crocodile Dundee, that's not a knife, this is a knife.

Well I say, that's not bright, THIS is bright.  Buttwipe.

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« Reply #89 on: January 05, 2018, 10:17:41 AM »
it's all in good clean fun, until..... you really do blind grandma with those high beams and she smacks you head-on
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