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OT / Re: World Cup
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:54 AM »
Wow, what a stinker 2nd semi!
Squads should have just bypassed the 120 minutes or so of play and just started with the PKs!

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: July 8, 2014, 06:57 PM »
Loved the match.....................but ...then I love blow outs...................when my team wins, that is!!!! 
At the 15-20 minute mark, when Brasil was dominating the play, I commented that "they better score."  I just thought if they didn't score they would wear out and then get hurt at the defensive end. Did they ever! 

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: July 7, 2014, 01:50 PM »
Very enjoyable WC so far. BUT, I have a question................
WHY have the starting times been set for Noon and 4:00 p.m. EST??    In Brasil the times are 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
In the good old US, TV money trumps all when it comes to starting times.  These do not seem great starting times for the North and South American markets. No "prime time" games!
Could it be because of the Euro markets? The 4:00 EST start time would be 9:00 and 10:00 in Europe.
Also could safety be a factor for the daytime starts??
Please advise!

P.S. By the way, I love the daytime starts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But then again I like noon PSU football starts and an all daytime World Series.   

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: July 2, 2014, 06:29 PM »
My thoughts - - Where are we now??  Combination of "stat" and "eyeball" thoughts!

Next WC will be in 4 years. Tomorrow "stats" and "game results" will be yesterday's news. The players and manager will remain tomorrow's news.
My eyeballs saw 2 very good USA players. Dempsey and Howard. Bradley may not have had a good WC but I think he is a quality player. What will the quality of our players be in 4 years? I'm not sure. But, I think we will be better over all.
I saw 4 matches.
Ghana had the advantage of play.  USA had the advantage of play against Portugal. Germany and Belgium had the advantage of play. We were 1-2-1 in WC play against a VERY strong schedule.
 I like the Manager. I think he will move USA forward by making US more like the rest of the world. Also he seems to be able to recruit USA Euros!
USA was very strong in qualifying play!
While people have been saying this for 40 years SOCCER IS BECOMING MORE PROMINATE IN THE US every year! More and more quality athletes are picking soccer as their primary sport. By large population figures alone we will be developing more and more quality players. 
Conclusion - -  USA is coming forward....................How long will it take is the question.     

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: July 2, 2014, 09:53 AM »
so let me get this straight

The teams score a TOTAL of 3 goals in the extra period.  After all the celebrations that goes on after those 3(THREE) goals, the officials decide to add only 1(ONE) minute of extra time?

WTF ?!?!?   >:(

Extra time was in 2 15 minute periods. Belgium scored twice (I think) in the first period. Much celebration. I think there was 3 minutes of stoppage in that period. In the 2nd extra period USA scored. I don't remember much celebration for the USA goal!  One minute of stoppage.

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: July 2, 2014, 07:00 AM »
Great match!  Plenty of drama without a lot of theatrics (flopping.)   

Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome, Josh Reaves!
« on: July 2, 2014, 06:55 AM »
Great news. Welcome, Josh!

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: July 1, 2014, 02:44 PM »
Great Swiss-Argentina match. What a last 10 minutes!!!

OT / Re: Golf
« on: June 25, 2014, 10:15 AM »
Constellation Senior Players Championship this week in Fox Chapel.  I've attended the last couple of years. GREAT viewing.  User friendly - - we use the free parking at Pgh Mills Mall and free shuttles! 
I'm will be the distinguished looking fellow wearing a PSU hat!!   8)     ;)

Penn State Basketball / Re: PSU hoops articles, videos, etc.
« on: June 25, 2014, 07:41 AM »
Thorpe playing in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club's Pro-Am League

I may not be able to attend as much as usual this year.
I saw a message board report saying that Geno did not play the first night. 

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:15 PM »
OK.....................maybe it's not a good day to be a Liverpool fan  :(   

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: June 24, 2014, 11:47 AM »
Mexico match was excellent yesterday. Very fast paced and action filled.
Italy/Uruguay projects to be a good match today! 

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: June 20, 2014, 02:21 PM »
Entertaining 1-0 Costa Rica win. The match knocks out England. First time since 1958 they did not get out of the group stage!

OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:34 AM »

OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: June 19, 2014, 05:15 PM »
I believe MLB has admitted the error! 

OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:28 AM »
"Worst ump ruling ever" has a new contender!  :-\   BUT it's the replay ump!
R. Martin called for blocking home plate last night on a force play. He caught the ball with one foot on the plate THEN jumped out of the way to avoid contact with a sliding base runner!     

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:59 AM »
Spain had a great run! 2 Euros and a WC in 6 years!!


OT / Re: World Cup
« on: June 17, 2014, 05:01 PM »
Two entertaining matches so far today.
Brazil/Mexico match was up and down FAST paced fun! 

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: June 17, 2014, 11:19 AM »
Amazing how much differrent soccer is from basketball.

Different????        ;)   
 You win the game by gaining points by placing (by throwing or kicking) a round ball into an opening surrounded by a net played on a rectangular surface (pitch/court)!
Also, players in both games "flop" to attempt to gain advantages!   

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: June 17, 2014, 06:57 AM »
Fortunate.......................But 3 points is 3 points!
To steal an old golf saying.........."No room for HOW on the scorecard!" 

OT / Re: World Cup
« on: June 16, 2014, 05:04 PM »
Good result for the US in the Germany-Portugal match.

Penn State Basketball / Re: PSU hoops articles, videos, etc.
« on: June 16, 2014, 10:38 AM »
Does anyone else wonder if we'll see DJ at the 3 this season

I do a way! That is in some sets I don't think there will be any difference between the 2 and the 3!
A 3 guard offense/defense!

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