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Michael Slusser

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #240 on: October 31, 2010, 04:27:51 PM »
Gang Green has no leg, loses to Green and Gold on three FG to none.  After Rex Ryan told the Cheeseheads to stay home in the NJ sea of green on TV, I knew the Packers, in our reticent midwestern way would chew them up and spit them out.  Road shut-out.  Nice.

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #241 on: October 31, 2010, 11:32:26 PM »
Yeah, we're really getting overconfident now.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #242 on: November 01, 2010, 01:06:02 AM »
I see a lot of parallels between the Giants and the ancient Israelites. Lost in the wilderness, the outcasts of the earth, small and despised, rejected of men. Really, you should be rooting for them.

The Giants?  I think you just described the Pirates (18 losing seasons and counting...)
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #243 on: November 01, 2010, 05:58:43 AM »
Hold yer horses...the Rangers aren't quite dead yet. :o
BTW, isn't it funny that the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys now both play in a Ft. Worth suburb?
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Mesquite is a suburb.  Grapevine is a suburb.  Lewisville is a suburb.  At the pace DFW is expanding, Waco, Wichita Falls and Lawton, OK will soon be suburbs.  ;D The DFW area is now about the size of the state of Connecticut. We Arlingtonians/ites, current and former, do not think of ourselves as a suburb of Dallas or Ft. Worth, but we are firmly joined at the hip with Ft. Worth more economically and culturally.  Also, having 400 to 450,000 people, Arlington is no longer a sleepy little bedroom community.  Sadly, now that Arlington is cut-off geographically from expanding, it'll soon technically be inner city. 

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #244 on: November 01, 2010, 06:49:18 AM »
Hold yer horses...the Rangers aren't quite dead yet. :o
BTW, isn't it funny that the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys now both play in a Ft. Worth suburb?
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To be fair (and balanced) the Rangers play in Arlington, the Cowboys just show up and collect a check... :-\
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #245 on: November 01, 2010, 08:04:14 AM »
Vike QB takes one on the chin for the team, which loses anyway.  They ayes of Texas turn to nays on both counts.

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #246 on: November 01, 2010, 08:34:32 AM »
Mesquite is a suburb.  Grapevine is a suburb.  Lewisville is a suburb.  At the pace DFW is expanding, Waco, Wichita Falls and Lawton, OK will soon be suburbs.  ;D The DFW area is now about the size of the state of Connecticut. We Arlingtonians/ites, current and former, do not think of ourselves as a suburb of Dallas or Ft. Worth, but we are firmly joined at the hip with Ft. Worth more economically and culturally.  Also, having 400 to 450,000 people, Arlington is no longer a sleepy little bedroom community.  Sadly, now that Arlington is cut-off geographically from expanding, it'll soon technically be inner city.
The 1977 Arlington HS graduate I've been married to for 30 years (this month) has always insisted Arlington is a Ft Worth suburb with its own separate city government, though it wouldn't surprise me if Arlington has lost its individuality with sprawling urbanization. The same is happening down here between San Antonio and Austin; New Braunfels has gone from a small German town to an upper middle-class traffic jam. At least they still celebrate Wurstfest! Gotta love progress :P
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #247 on: November 01, 2010, 10:22:51 AM »
I see a lot of parallels between the Giants and the ancient Israelites. Lost in the wilderness, the outcasts of the earth, small and despised, rejected of men. Really, you should be rooting for them.

The Giants?  I think you just described the Pirates (18 losing seasons and counting...)

Are you suggesting the Pirates have 22 more years of wandering left?

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #248 on: November 01, 2010, 03:46:51 PM »
There were two good things about last night's World Series game. Unless you don't have a heart, it was a nice moment when the Presidents Bush (accompanied by Nolan Ryan) threw out the first pitch. And even with all the cameras there, Barbara Bush took a snapshot of her boys with her pocket camera.

Second, in a day and age when stars make the national anthem all about themselves instead of repect for the flag and the nation  ::), I loved the simple beauty of Lyle Lovett singing the anthem in a clear tenor voice (sans vocal gymnastics) with only a cello accompaniment. That Aggie set the standard all should follow! After years of standing in military formations and at all manner of ball games, there are few times a performance of the Star Spangled Banner puts that big of a lump in my throat.  Wow! :o
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #249 on: November 01, 2010, 05:55:01 PM »
I loved the simple beauty of Lyle Lovett singing the anthem in a clear tenor voice (sans vocal gymnastics) with only a cello accomaniment.


It was, indeed, a very classy rendition of our National Anthem.  And fitting that the Presidents Bush, the younger of whom once owned the home team, would throw out the first pitch.  

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #250 on: November 01, 2010, 07:04:18 PM »
The Rangers need to win tonight out of respect for their worthy opponents. After all, it would be nicer for the Giants to go home and win in front of their fans.

But just in case, SF fans need to know that if they celebrate in Texas, they will be arrested if they smoke what Willie smokes! ;) (And no, I don't know why Willie gets a free pass on that ???)

Play ball!
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #251 on: November 01, 2010, 07:34:39 PM »
The Rangers need to win tonight out of respect for their worthy opponents. After all, it would be nicer for the Giants to go home and win in front of their fans.

But just in case, SF fans need to know that if they celebrate in Texas, they will be arrested if they smoke what Willie smokes! ;) (And no, I don't know why Willie gets a free pass on that ???)

Play ball!

Because he is Willie.
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #252 on: November 01, 2010, 07:44:03 PM »
Because he is Willie.
And his habit is harmless. Is he on wife #6 yet, or is he still with #5? :o
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #253 on: November 01, 2010, 08:25:07 PM »
I loved the simple beauty of Lyle Lovett singing the anthem in a clear tenor voice (sans vocal gymnastics) with only a cello accomaniment.


It was, indeed, a very classy rendition of our National Anthem.  And fitting that the Presidents Bush, the younger of whom once owned the home team, would throw out the first pitch.  

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Yes, it was classy. Can't say as much for tonight's rendition.
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #254 on: November 01, 2010, 08:29:58 PM »

Yes, it was classy. Can't say as much for tonight's rendition.
Only one nice performance per series. It's in the rule book. :-\
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