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Sports Bar Random Discussion Thread

goblue96

Disney and Curling Expert
This only gets more interesting:

Personal: Intending to major in sociology... Son of Jamie Kirby and Monique Huber... Has three brothers, Logan Huber, Thanakehrahne Kirby and Matthew Crossman, and four sisters, Kanontienentha Brass, Tekanenhorens Brass and Ionatarishon Kirby and Seneca Kirby.

I'm guessing these folks are First Nations.
Definitely.
 

worst2first

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Welp thats one article I sure as hell aint reading.
That's weird. I was able to read the whole thing. My trick of going incognito with Chrome didn't work either.

Basically, they only shoot from right under the basket or threes. They try not to shoot any mid-range shots at all. Despite having no players over 6'2" they're 12-4. Their coach is a fan of moneyball and spent most of his budget on data analysis.
 
To be fair, Pine City is a decently sized city (3,000) in the middle of nowhere. I haven't looked at enrollments but I would bet they have several hundred more students than most schools they play. They should be good most of the time just because of having more numbers.

That being said, I do think the no mid range shots is the best strategy in unathletic white boy vs unathletic white boy basketball, which basketball in Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities area is.
 
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BasinBictory

CHICKEN NUT BREAD
The Basketball Team That Never Takes a Bad Shot

I'm not much of a basketball guy (I quit playing after my freshman year and generally find it boring to watch) but this was an interesting read.
I had a coworker who played basketball in HS in the prehistoric era, which is to say he played when there was no 3-point line. He told me that his coach basically said, if they were taking jump shots from more than 15 feet away, they were getting benched.

But I am always intrigued with innovative coaches who come up with ways to be successful when their teams have obvious physical limitations (the basketball team with nobody over 6'2", or the football team with no one heavier than 210lbs)
 

Hachiko

The Akita on Utopia
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Snorky's Shame

Well-Known Member
Wouldn't shock me to see Sydney win the flag from 6th. Would be second time in two years a team that finished 5-8 wins the flag after it not happening the previous 16 years of this season.

I hate the bye between the end of the regular season and the finals/playoffs but TV loves it so it's here to stay.
 

kella

Smug know-it-all
Staff member
Administrator
Operations
@TonyGin&Juice @ZackMills @jdlikewhoa

Hot take incoming.

The Junkies are actually pretty enjoyable for stupid jock drive time sports radio WHEN Lurch isn't there. I never realized how much that sasquatch drags them down but he's been out the past few days and I've legit chuckled at their bits two days in a row.
 

TonyGin&Juice

Magic City Refugee
@TonyGin&Juice @ZackMills @jdlikewhoa

Hot take incoming.

The Junkies are actually pretty enjoyable for stupid jock drive time sports radio WHEN Lurch isn't there. I never realized how much that sasquatch drags them down but he's been out the past few days and I've legit chuckled at their bits two days in a row.
Does poor @ZackMills live in the DC VORTEX as well? Woof.

I actually thought I was listening to Grant and Danny yesterday instead of the Junkies since Lurch Papa wasn’t there. That guy might be the most insufferable bastard ever. Even Valdez seems to enjoy life more than that dried out turd.
 

TonyGin&Juice

Magic City Refugee
Lurch is great if you like your sports talk with a side of bandwagon adult fan shit (he is a 49ers and Redsox fan, wtf) and 45 year old men talking about how thirsty they are for teenage girls.
My favorite thing about Lurch is the guy actually seems to be proud of being the King of Ashburn. If that doesn't shout "DC VORTEX LOWERED EXPECTATIONS" I don't know what does.
 

kella

Smug know-it-all
Staff member
Administrator
Operations
Oh yeah. Guy probably makes 250k a year and is constantly amused by his own anecdotes about how cheap he is.

Some of it is an act, for sure, but I think in general he's just a big dummy.
 

TonyGin&Juice

Magic City Refugee
Oh yeah. Guy probably makes 250k a year and is constantly amused by his own anecdotes about how cheap he is.

Some of it is an act, for sure, but I think in general he's just a big dummy.
Bonefish Grille is for the big sillies.

Chad Dukes has apparently opened up a store dedicated to keeping his fat ass fat. Man do I not miss that fucking hellhole.
 

kella

Smug know-it-all
Staff member
Administrator
Operations
Dukes is (unfortunately) the best that station has and it isn't even close. Him giving the dial tone to mongoloid callers who can't spit it out after saying hello rules.