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Old 06-30-2011, 01:35 AM   #16
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Sorry about ranting before Oblioman~

I know it wasn't exactly "yesterday", but what about Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series home run?!?!? I mean, really... I can't imagine ANYONE not getting goose bumps watching that! Especially if you know the whole story behind it!!

Did you know that particular play was voted to be the biggest sports moment in the past 100 years of LA history? I'd rank it right up there with the greatest sports moments of all time.

Oh, and I know the Raiders have that "bad boy" image (or should I say HAD...), but do you recall 1983 and the Superbowl that year?!? That Marcus Allen TD run was also among the best ever IMO~

Not sure I follow you on the Vikings... What do you mean by a 50 year run? Is that how long they've been in Minn.? Seems about right... I'm 51, and they were my 1st favorite team as a kid. When you mention Rosie Grier & Roman Gabriel, it doesn't mean that much to me, as at that time I lived in Montana, and I was into Fran Tarkington and Joe Capp & the Purple People Eaters! Interestingly enough, I remember watching them in black & white because that was all we had back then~
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FIRST REGULAR-SEASON GAME — In a stunning upset, the Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears, 37-13, at Metropolitan Stadium in the Vikings’ first NFL regular-season game on Sept. 17, 1961. Kicker Mike Mercer scored the first points in team history with a 12-yard field goal. Bob Schnelker scored the team’s first touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton. In his NFL debut Tarkenton came off the bench to complete 17-of-23 passes for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns.
as for Roman Gabreil,,,he was the NFL slut before Joe Namath wore his nylons. Rosy Greir was an interesting figure. A member of the fearsome foursome (deacon jones, merlin olson),,,but all in all one of the best defensive lineman to play the game. The rams were fun to watch, back when football was a thumb in the eye, a handful of dirt and grass shoved up the opponents face mask, cleats that would leave a mark,,,,you catch me drift.
For anybody that loves football - me highly suggest picking up a copy of Art Donovans "Fatso". It is hilarious, insightful, and tells the true story about some of pro football early stars. Gave it 10 thumbs up meself. http://www.amazon.com/Fatso-Football.../dp/0688073409
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:23 AM   #17
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Unhappy OK now I'm starting to get depressed...

This from LATimes.com today...

Dodgers keep losing on and off the field

You know it's a one-of-a-kind season in Dodgerdom when the club's falling into last place is the least of fans' worries. …

The music played at the end of the telecast Wednesday was Matt Hires' "State Lines," which includes the lyric,
"Yeah, it's feeling like a freefall now/nobody's going to slow us down."...

The Beatles' "I'm A Loser" would have been too obvious. …

T-shirts and sweatshirts expressing fan frustration with Frank McCourt are available at frankrupt.com. …


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Such a shame...

I love the Dodgers~
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:33 AM   #18
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Default McCourt is such a scumbag...

Firing Garvey. C'mon man...
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Firing Garvey. C'mon man...
Don't follow baseball no more after they way they did Pete Rose,but this is just ate up!
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:05 AM   #20
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Firing Garvey. C'mon man...
I can't fault the owner for firing Garvey for just cause and I see no way any court will find fault with the firing. If you are going to try to buy the company you work for by a hostile takeover of some nature, wait for forced bankruptcy sale or other, the time to do that is after resigning. A paid marketing representative for the L.A. Dodgers almost certainly has the job according to terms of a contract and it is a certainty those terms were violated by those public comments.

I haven't been following the L.A. Dodgers story but might read about it now and see how bad it really is, it can't be good based on what little I have seen so far. What a mess.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:03 AM   #21
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I can't fault the owner for firing Garvey for just cause and I see no way any court will find fault with the firing...
Looking at it from the LEGAL point of view, no...

Looking at it from the DODGER BASEBALL FAN point of view, McCourt is a scumbag.

Steve Garvey will be back as soon as MLB can pry this franchise out of "Mr. Burns's" hands...
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Looking at it from the LEGAL point of view, no...

Looking at it from the DODGER BASEBALL FAN point of view, McCourt is a scumbag.

Steve Garvey will be back as soon as MLB can pry this franchise out of "Mr. Burns's" hands...
If Garvey is part of an ownership team, I would expect he will be back in some capacity. I haven't followed the story to know what kinds of things McCourt has been doing to result in such negative opinions.
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Regardless, Garvey will be back... He's as big a Dodger as there is really, and he'll always be a Dodger to the Dodger fans...

As for McCourt, the whole thing is really that he didn't buy the Dodgers because he loves baseball, he bought the franchise to try to wring everything he possibly could out of it to fund his extravagant lifestyle...

One of the first things he did was to break up the business into (I believe) 22 separate entities (parking lot owned by someone, concessions owned by someone else, etc. etc.) so that he could better disguise his financial dealings...

The 2 things that really brought all of it out were

1) His divorce proceedings. Fighting lawyers tend to uncover a lot of stuff when it's he says vs. she says... These two are a real pair~

2) The details of that deal that he had w/Fox Sports to buy the Dodgers TV rights for $300 million dollars showed that right off the top of the deal, $100 million was to go directly to his PERSONAL bank account(s), and NOT to the Teams funds in order to try to make the team better.

IMO, The Dodgers are one of the GREAT BB franchises... EASILY in the top 5 for sure~

I just can't stand the fact that this bone-head would come in and "rape" the franchise (along with it's many fans) just to buy another mansion and/or support his mistress(s) or whatever...
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This is what the McCourt's where doing with some of the money they made from the Dodgers.
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She wrote of combined salaries of $7 million per year, plus $46 million to buy side-by-side oceanfront estates in Malibu, $27 million to buy side-by-side homes near the Playboy Mansion, additional properties in Massachusetts, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and Mexico, $400 dinners and $1,000 per-night hotels, private jet travel around the world, even house calls from hairdressers and makeup artists.
This according to Jamie McCourt.
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This is what the McCourt's where doing with some of the money they made from the Dodgers.

This according to Jamie McCourt.
Nice, isn't it?!?

Now I read that it looks like he's worked out something w/his soon-to-be-ex-wife so that she will grant him sole ownership of the Dodgers. I just hope that the courts will allow MLB to take back the franchise. IMO, he's nothing but poisen...
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Nice, isn't it?!?

Now I read that it looks like he's worked out something w/his soon-to-be-ex-wife so that she will grant him sole ownership of the Dodgers. I just hope that the courts will allow MLB to take back the franchise. IMO, he's nothing but poisen...
Pretty much.Don't see how you can ruin such a storied franchise in such little time.It takes most owners 20 years or so in other sports,he's done it in less than 10.
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From LATimes.com today

MLB accuses Frank McCourt of 'looting' $189 million from Dodgers
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He finally agreed to sell the Dodgers!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodg...l-dodgers.html
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FINALLY!!!

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Frank McCourt agrees to sell Dodgers
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FINALLY!!!

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Frank McCourt agrees to sell Dodgers
Hopefully someone comes in with the interest of the team foremost.
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