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    MLB: Re: 2014 Oakland A's

    They played well tonight and it was a great game. It was a fun but frustrating season. Sad to see it end. Has football season started yet though? Oh yeah, that's right, I think I remember the...
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    MLB: Re: 2014 Oakland A's

    Reddick appears to be the guy for our offense right now. If we can get guys on board before him - it could end well. Donaldson is in pain but is also another guy that I want up with runners in...
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    MLB: Re: 2014 Oakland A's

    If you are serious- I agree. That is how the World Series was born. It was a 9 game series. Money won't allow for that, but I think there are ways to extend the revenue AND maintain the integrity...
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    MLB: Re: 2014 Oakland A's

    I think most fans that watched almost every game this season of the Athletic's knew it was a bad trade. It was unfortunate. I am a huge A's fan there is but the biggest issue is - what are we doing...
  5. Thread: RIP, Veishea

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    Re: RIP, Veishea

    No one is pretending that the rioting is not associated with VEISHEA. It is dumb, in my opinion, to think that the rioting has not grown to something bigger than VEISHEA itself. Taking away the...
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    Re: RIP, Veishea

    I can respect that view. I guess we will see how it works out.
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    Re: RIP, Veishea

    So next year, these kids/adults that have somehow carried on a tradition from 1985 will magically forget it's "that time of year" because we don't use that naughty word "VEISHEA"? They end up...
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    Re: RIP, Veishea

    Let's reverse that and say it's sporting events, unfortunately, that cause riots every few years. Would you be in favor of eliminating the events or doing the hard work of changing the culture?
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    Re: RIP, Veishea

    I guess I could be wrong. I've never liked VEISHEA - so I don't know. I suppose there may be some activities on campus leading up to the weekend. Are you saying a club having a pancake breakfast...
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    Re: RIP, Veishea

    I remember the Baylor game (and knew a guy that was taken to the hospital because he was hit by the goal post).

    The UCLA loss had a mob and the UCLA win had riots. There is also a culture of...
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    Re: RIP, Veishea

    This is correct - it was a Tuesday... before VEISHEA - this should give a clue as to this being a cultural problem not an "event" problem.

    Drunken mobs congregated and moved all over campus...
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    MLB: Re: 2014 Oakland A's

    I guess I don't look at the kids as commodities. I wish players were more loyal in their off-season negotiations but that can partially be contributed to the parasites.
    I simply feel bad for a...
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    MLB: Re: 2014 Oakland A's

    As a huge A's fan I'm saddened by this move. Cespedes has been a big part of this team and it's ridiculous run differential. Whether they win now or not - a big piece of this team is missing. ...
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    MLB: Re: 2014 Oakland A's

    Oakland is fun to watch. They have been for years. These guys have fun playing a game and it's contagious.
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    Re: ***Official NCAA Round of 64 Day 2 Thread***

    OSU got hosed.
  16. Re: All Big 12 regular season games to air on ESPN Channels next year

    I feel bad for fans in other parts of the state that haven't been able to see the Big 12 Network games. OTA is apparently not what it used to be. When I was a teenager 20+ years ago in SE Iowa, I...
  17. Re: All Big 12 regular season games to air on ESPN Channels next year

    I also don't want to hear how terribly inept the broadcasting crew is when they call us the Hawkeyes or mispronounce a name.
  18. Re: *** Official Cyclone Fanatic Tournament Pick'em ***

    I was able to get in using their instructions after a few tries. It was a mess. You do need to have some type of phone, though, AND you must create a new Yahoo account. This is the link to the...
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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    It doesn't not take "very little cash" to have cable TV. Put that money into a 401K, son, and you can sit with the old people that leave early before you turn old and wrinkled. Cable is seen as a...
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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    I'm an employee. That seems to work for politicians (public servants) ;)
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