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Title: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 25, 2016, 03:28:28 PM
So it's 2016. Technology has been rocketing for the past 30 or more years - and my Virgin Media box still decides to stop recording when the "official" 4 hours of recording is up. WTF!!!

let me set the scene...I recorded the Broncos v the Pats. 4 hours of recording for a 60 minutes game (bloody yanks!)
It's the 4th quarter
The Broncos are ahead 20 to 12
There's 17 seconds to go
It's the Pats ball in 4th and Goal
They get a touchdown making it 20-18 to the Broncos
The Pats need a 2 point conversion
And my Virgin Media recording box says "Thank you for watching" and stopped recording.



Now - either the TV program is not sending a signal to say "I'm not finished yet", or it is and the Virgin Media box is ignoring it. Either way, it's a bloody downright disgrace in 2016 that TV recordings still go through this BS.

It's really rather simple. The program does not send the "end" flag out. The TV recording box does not get the end flag, but does get the end time notice...but is there anything else to be recorded now? No? Then carry on recording.

Why is that not happening nowadays?

Anyway, great game down to the wire.

I haven't watched the NFL for a few years now, so forgive me if I'm wrong...but is it just me or was it just these two teams or is the running game dead? Also, what's with all the whining? How long has that been creeping in? All the receivers complaining about being held. Also - what happened to "interfering with the receiver"? There were hands and physical contact all over the receivers on both sides.

But Broncos for Super Bowl L  O0
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 25, 2016, 03:33:15 PM
I realize you recorded this on your phone after the fact, but I was waiting for a "F&CKING HELL YA BLUUDY BASTARD C&NTSTICK" or something. Work with us here, JD! :)

4 hours of recording for a 60 minutes game (bloody yanks!)

And this is one major reason why I don't like NFL games anymore. Sick and tired of the over-the-top HULK SMASH approach to advertising they have. Every goddamn thing has to be sponsored by something and they can't wait for a player to be hurt or a time out to be called so they can squeeze in more stupid, mind-numbing commercials. Ugh.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 25, 2016, 03:39:07 PM
you always, always set any American sport w/o a running clock (so, all of them) to extend the recording a minimum of 30 minutes.  An hour is safer.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 25, 2016, 08:34:08 PM
Length of game along with ubiquitous advertising is a bugaboo for me, too.  The dearth of running is a trend as well as receivers whining.  You can touch a receiver withing five yards of the line of scrimmage.  Anything after is defensive holding.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Sir Slash on January 25, 2016, 08:35:27 PM
Yes, especially the UFC fights. Always tape the next program scheduled after the fight show. I've watched too many 3 round fights only 2 rounds long.  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 25, 2016, 11:38:09 PM
My box only allows 10 minutes extra. I believe I switched that off many, many moons ago because it affected when I recorded one thing after another. So recording a program on a channel from 09:00 to 10:00 and on another channel from 10:00 to 11:00, the box reported a conflict (I think).

Anyway, I've set it to 10 minutes (which would have helped at least in that game but not in all cases).

The game also brought something to me...again, I had noticed this years ago, but thought I would post and ask for thoughts.

I am a huge rugby fan. Rugby Union. I see players on the field on the field for 80 minutes.

First thing is, the game lasts 80 minutes. 40 minute first half and 40 minute second half with a 10 minute half time break. The game will overrun 90 minutes if the ball is still in play. So as soon as the ball goes dead (out of play, penalty etc) then it's the game end. Seldom do the games overrun 80 minutes by more than 5 minutes. I think I saw a game once that went 7 minutes over the 80. Of course the referee will stop the clock to check with the "video ref" (4th official) or for an injury, so games will go over the 80 in reality - though the clock in the game says 80 and goes red, indicating next dead ball is the end of the game.

However - I'm talking about play time here. Now looking at the 4 hours a game takes (well, coverage anyway), I can see why everyone (not just the players) require some sort of stamina (at least mental). But what's with the changing players.

I'm wondering - how long does a guy actually play in a game? I understand you have an offensive team and a defensive team and a kicking team (and a punting team or is that the same as the kicking team?). I don't know why there needs to be all those (ok, I do...specialisation...but why can't the teams be reduced and multi-play facets be in place). But there's not just "those teams". I saw players being swapped out for example on a 4th down (by offence and defence).

So - seeing all those different teams coming on for different players and then seeing players being swapped within a specific down due to the type of play the offence wants to play or the defence thinks the offence is going to play, it asked the question...how long does a player actually play during those 60 minutes

It's also a little unfair to blame advertising for the breaks in the game and the length of the game. I noticed a lot of the "wasted" time was down to changing teams and players. The clock is constantly stopping.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 25, 2016, 11:49:47 PM
One last question - why do you ALWAYS display the teams playing as the away team first? It always throws me when I watch an American sport because in the UK, the home team is always stated first in the line up.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Martok on January 26, 2016, 04:05:03 AM
However - I'm talking about play time here. Now looking at the 4 hours a game takes (well, coverage anyway), I can see why everyone (not just the players) require some sort of stamina (at least mental). But what's with the changing players.

I'm wondering - how long does a guy actually play in a game? I understand you have an offensive team and a defensive team and a kicking team (and a punting team or is that the same as the kicking team?). I don't know why there needs to be all those (ok, I do...specialisation...but why can't the teams be reduced and multi-play facets be in place). But there's not just "those teams". I saw players being swapped out for example on a 4th down (by offence and defence).

In American football, there's offense, defense, and "special-teams".  The last one is a broad term covering anytime a team is punting the ball away, attempting to kick a field goal, or executing a kickoff after a score (and of course the opposing team covering said punt/field goal/kickoff).  While some player-positions (such as the kicker, punter, and long-snapper) are exclusive to special teams only, a lot of players on special teams also play on offense or defense, although they're rarely starters for those units. 



So - seeing all those different teams coming on for different players and then seeing players being swapped within a specific down due to the type of play the offence wants to play or the defence thinks the offence is going to play, it asked the question...how long does a player actually play during those 60 minutes

Well your "typical" starter on offense or defense theoretically plays roughly 30 minutes...but the truth is that it really varies -- a lot.  The actual amount of playing time can be anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes, depending on a number of variables.  Lots of factors play into your question here: 


Is the player a starter, a back-up, a third-down specialist?  Does he primarily play offense, defense, or special teams?  If the player's a starter, what position on offense/defense does he play? 

A couple generalities one can make:  Starters obviously have more playing time than back-ups and third-down players.  Defensive players tend to spend more time on the field than their offensive counterparts, and obviously players who play mostly/exclusively special-teams have the least amount of playing time.  Linemen -- on both offense AND defense -- usually have more playing time than most other players...except the quarterback.  Barring injury, poor play, or a runaway victory in the fourth quarter (all three scenarios will generally cause him to be pulled and replaced by the backup QB), the starting quarterback typically has the most playing time in an NFL game. 


In truth, I suspect that -- excluding linemen -- the "average" NFL player spends not more than 20 minutes actually playing on any given Sunday, especially if they're on offense and/or special teams.  Defensive players probably end up getting somewhat more playing time, but even there I doubt it's more than 30-35 minutes. 



It's also a little unfair to blame advertising for the breaks in the game and the length of the game. I noticed a lot of the "wasted" time was down to changing teams and players. The clock is constantly stopping.

A few years ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article in which they did a pretty thorough breakdown of where all the time in an NFL game goes.  I found it again after a little digging: 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406



One last question - why do you ALWAYS display the teams playing as the away team first? It always throws me when I watch an American sport because in the UK, the home team is always stated first in the line up.

I think it's partly a courtesy to the visiting team, but also partly a mentality of "we're saving the home team roster display for last so that it will be a little fresher in their fans' minds and they can therefore savor it more".  At least, that's always been my take on it.  <shrugs> 

Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 26, 2016, 04:11:30 AM
Superb. Thanks Martok.

All considerably clearer.

And this
Quote
any given Sunday
is a great film
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Martok on January 26, 2016, 04:41:57 AM
You're welcome! 

And yes it is.  :) 

Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 26, 2016, 06:05:11 AM
One last question - why do you ALWAYS display the teams playing as the away team first? It always throws me when I watch an American sport because in the UK, the home team is always stated first in the line up.

The radio and newspaper listings were always  "Team 1 at Team 2", which always listed the home team last.  Once TV sports came about, they stuck with that paradigm.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 29, 2016, 03:43:29 AM
Thanks for the answers.

I have now booked Monday 8th off so I can see my beloved Broncos win Super Bowl 50  >:D
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 29, 2016, 04:34:35 AM
Thanks for the answers.

I have now booked Monday 8th off so I can see my beloved Broncos win Super Bowl 50  >:D

Prepare yourself for the ultimate experience as an NFL fan:  Profound Disappointment
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 29, 2016, 04:44:50 AM
I'm with mirth on this one.  It's going to take a Herculean effort for Denver NOT to have their ass handed to them.  The Panthers are a juggernaut!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 29, 2016, 04:51:53 AM
I have a weird feeling that Denver will actually pull off the upset.  Too many people and experts hyping the panthers just gives me the feeling an upset is brewing....nice little story if manning wins and retires,
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Capn Darwin on January 29, 2016, 05:00:07 AM
I'm hoping for a good game. And by good I mean the Panthers whoop the Broncos hard. Very Hard.  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 29, 2016, 05:05:39 AM
OI!!! Get your own thread Bronco Beaters!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 29, 2016, 05:19:49 AM
Newton isn't perfect. He's a hell of an athlete, but he's not perfect. If the Broncos' defense has his number, that game is all but over for the Panthers.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 29, 2016, 05:27:56 AM
Thanks for the answers.

I have now booked Monday 8th off so I can see my beloved Broncos win Super Bowl 50  >:D

Prepare yourself for the ultimate experience as an NFL fan:  Profound Disappointment

he's Scottish.  He knows it more than you do ;D
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 29, 2016, 06:20:47 AM
Thanks for the answers.

I have now booked Monday 8th off so I can see my beloved Broncos win Super Bowl 50  >:D

Prepare yourself for the ultimate experience as an NFL fan:  Profound Disappointment

he's Scottish.  He knows it more than you do ;D

I'm from Maine. It's a draw :P
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 29, 2016, 06:41:09 AM
Thanks for the answers.

I have now booked Monday 8th off so I can see my beloved Broncos win Super Bowl 50  >:D

Prepare yourself for the ultimate experience as an NFL fan:  Profound Disappointment

he's Scottish.  He knows it more than you do ;D
That is a very good call.  :'(
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Sir Slash on January 30, 2016, 07:55:59 AM
I've been waiting all year for the Panthers to stumble and have a bad game. It hasn't happened yet. If the Broncos can handle the Pats, then they stand a good chance at beating the Panthers. But you got to put the Cam-sters as the team to beat.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: steve58 on January 30, 2016, 08:14:52 AM
Sounds like the stadium grounds crew is rooting for the Broncos.  Super Bowl grounds crew painted two Broncos end zones (http://www.milehighreport.com/2016/1/29/10866546/super-bowl-grounds-crew-painted-two-broncos-end-zones-on-accident)

Go Panthers!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 30, 2016, 11:27:35 AM
I've been waiting all year for the Panthers to stumble and have a bad game. It hasn't happened yet. If the Broncos can handle the Pats, then they stand a good chance at beating the Panthers. But you got to put the Cam-sters as the team to beat.

The Falcons gave them a hard time, giving them their only loss. But from their 15 wins, six were won by a touchdown or less...not a huge spread, and a close hair between being 15-1 and 9-7.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 30, 2016, 11:39:57 AM
yeah, but you know what happens when you win a close game?

you win.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 30, 2016, 01:41:07 PM
Sure, but there's winning, and then there's winning convincingly. I'm not convinced the Panthers are invincible.

I'm hoping Cam gets plowed by the Broncos D. Now that the Patriots are out, I'm taking a little more interest in 50.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 30, 2016, 03:40:24 PM
I watched a lot of Carolina this year, including the Atlanta game.  Cam is a (mostly) unstoppable force.  Even having seen it, I'm not sure how the Falcons kept the Panthers down.  I think Denver's D will keep things close for a while, but, I think Cam and Carolina will grab the momentum before the half and the game won't be in serious doubt too long after the half.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on January 31, 2016, 02:18:21 PM
A little over two weeks until pitchers and catchers report.  We are finally approaching a sport worth discussing.  Thank God!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 31, 2016, 02:19:26 PM
A little over two weeks until pitchers and catchers

(http://m.memegen.com/njkefd.jpg)
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 02:28:40 PM
A little over two weeks until pitchers and catchers

(http://m.memegen.com/njkefd.jpg)

I couldn't agree more!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on January 31, 2016, 02:46:46 PM
A little over two weeks until pitchers and catchers

(http://m.memegen.com/njkefd.jpg)

There's a common thread of Houston sports.  I'm trying to piece it together.  Playoffs.  Lose.  Ah crap I cannot organize my thoughts on Houston sports very well today.  Sorry,
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 31, 2016, 03:08:26 PM
You're barking up the wrong tree, sir. I could give two craps about Houston, let alone its sports. The lone exception is the Texans, but they've worn any edge I've had as a fan down to a stump shorter than Gus's high tops.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 31, 2016, 03:19:09 PM
GO BASEBALL!!!!!!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Martok on January 31, 2016, 04:16:19 PM
Once the Super Bowl is done, the winter of my discontent begins.  It will not show signs of dissipating until the pre-season starts in August, and doesn't truly end until the regular season launches in September once more. 

I just can't make myself truly care about baseball -- nor have I in ages.  The strike from 20+ years ago sucked out any happiness & enjoyment I once might have been able to derive from watching that sport. 

 
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: undercovergeek on January 31, 2016, 04:21:56 PM
GO BASEBALL!!!!!!

when does it start - i need to know when to prepare myself for the annual dream team humiliation
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 04:23:33 PM
Baseball is like watching grass grow with a baseball game in the way.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: undercovergeek on January 31, 2016, 04:28:05 PM
went to watch a yankees game whilst over there, managed 2 hours, went up empire state building, had lunch in china town, had a drink in the sopranos bar and went shopping - sat in the bar before catching a cab to the hotel, 3 more hours later, it was still on and 0-0
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 31, 2016, 04:35:47 PM
You are all welcome to your opinions.  It's what makes us...us.  However, this is the one time in all of history where an opinion could actually be wrong.  And you are.  All of you.  :P
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 04:38:47 PM
I'll give you this, baseball is more interesting than soccer.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 31, 2016, 04:39:40 PM
That's just a given.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 04:47:38 PM
Cue Brant rage in 3...2...1
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: OJsDad on January 31, 2016, 04:51:02 PM
I've watched more soccer on TV in the last 4 years than I have baseball in the last 15.  That's how bad BB is.  Heck, Cricket is more exciting than BB.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 04:52:59 PM
It Curling is more exciting than baseball or soccer. And the women curlers are hawt!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: OJsDad on January 31, 2016, 04:55:14 PM
Heck, darts and bowling may be more exciting than baseball. 
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on January 31, 2016, 05:04:52 PM
What a bunch of unAmerican commies.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 05:09:37 PM
Doesn't Kim Jong-un love baseball?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on January 31, 2016, 05:11:38 PM
He loves Dennis Rodman just like Madonna. 
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 05:14:48 PM
I like how this thread is developing
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 31, 2016, 05:19:07 PM
Is it the bbc or the gilf?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on January 31, 2016, 05:22:11 PM
/shutter/
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 05:24:57 PM
Is it the bbc or the gilf?

Do I have to choose?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 31, 2016, 05:35:31 PM
I'm sure a threesome is not new to any of the participants, so, no.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 05:38:41 PM
Well I can't speak for the other participants...
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on January 31, 2016, 05:53:21 PM
Do you seriously doubt a guy named Rod-man, and Madonna haven't INVENTED whole new genres?  A threesome would probably be a bit mundane.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 05:58:17 PM
A threesome with me is never mundane
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 31, 2016, 06:18:12 PM
Cue Brant rage in 3...2...1

You can like whatever you want, no matter how wrong it is.  If you're interested, I'm happy to talk soccer; if you're not, you're a neanderthal.  Either way is fine by me...
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2016, 06:19:52 PM
Cue Brant rage in 3...2...1

You can like whatever you want, no matter how wrong it is.  If you're interested, I'm happy to talk soccer; if you're not, you're a neanderthal.  Either way is fine by me...

I'm fine with talking soccer. It's dull, boring, unwatchable. Anything else to talk about?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 31, 2016, 11:16:24 PM
I love baseball.  O0
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: undercovergeek on February 01, 2016, 01:45:54 AM
says the man from a country with no cricket team, a rugby team the grogs could beat and a soccer team the rugby team could beat  :P
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2016, 02:03:03 AM
When your country's teams are as poor as Scotlands, you have to look for other sports in other countries!  :knuppel2:

I suggest, coming from south of God's Great Land, you do the same   >:D
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2016, 04:45:08 AM
I love baseball.  O0

That's a good man!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 01, 2016, 05:35:14 AM
This...is the ONLY form of baseball I could EVER get behind.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0f/7b/70/0f7b7087e9921194f88ebb3665c8c7a1.jpg)

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m81ui1mYD21rcnijjo4_500.jpg)

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m81ui1mYD21rcnijjo6_500.jpg)

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m81ui1mYD21rcnijjo3_500.jpg)



Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2016, 07:38:07 AM
^Looks like a Sox/Yankees game.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2016, 04:19:15 PM
^Looks like a Sox/Yankees Yankees/Sox game.


Ftfy
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2016, 08:47:06 PM
Like I care. Friggin baseball.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 02, 2016, 04:29:54 AM
(http://www.tripleactionnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/bb-insomnia.jpg)
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on February 02, 2016, 04:49:41 AM
H8rs.  All of youse!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 02, 2016, 05:03:42 AM
(http://www.kappit.com/img/pics/82916534gdddi_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2016, 06:57:54 AM
(http://www.tripleactionnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/bb-insomnia.jpg)

 :2funny:
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2016, 08:57:01 AM
Anyone rooting for the Panthers is a commie.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 02, 2016, 08:59:56 AM
Anyone rooting for the Panthers is a commie.

OK, I'm a commie.  I just don't like Peyton.  I don't like Eli much either, but I really don't like Peyton.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: OJsDad on February 02, 2016, 09:19:51 AM
I hate Denver and am not a big fan of Peyton's.  Hope the Panthers embarrass the Broncos like the Seahawks did. 
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 02, 2016, 09:40:49 AM
What did Peyton's forehead ever do to any of you to garner so much hate?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2016, 09:58:49 AM
^Yeah really. Commies.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Sir Slash on February 02, 2016, 10:33:45 AM
Like Peyton, can't stand Cam. But like the Panthers and don't care for the Broncos. Love Carolina, don't give a fig about Colorado. Love the Superbowl, can't stand the Half-Time. Call me conflicted.  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2016, 10:53:56 AM
Never really had any Peyton hate. And I haven't paid enough attention to Cam to care one way or the other.

TBH, I probably won't watch the SB. I have little to no interest in either team.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 02, 2016, 10:55:12 AM
I hate the pre-game hype, the halftime show, and don't understand the allure of the commercials.  Most of the commercials are horrible and do not make me want to buy a product.  I just want the 4 quarters of the game and the trophy presentation at the end.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 02, 2016, 10:59:17 AM
P.S.  World Series > Super Bowl
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2016, 11:03:56 AM
Yeah, cause there's no overblown hype surrounding the World Series. You baseball nuts act like it's some kind of religious experience  ::)
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 02, 2016, 11:10:29 AM
I don't watch the hype.   I listen to it on the radio.  :P
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2016, 11:19:41 AM
I don't watch the hype.   I listen to it on the radio.  :P

Actually, I don't mind baseball on the radio.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 02, 2016, 11:20:36 AM
I don't watch the hype.   I listen to it on the radio.  :P

Actually, I don't mind baseball on the radio.

It's baseball in its second most pure form.  The first being live and in person.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2016, 11:23:10 AM
The one time I was at an MLB game I nearly died of boredom. I think I prefer watching auto racing live and that's sheer hell.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 02, 2016, 11:24:58 AM
You clearly went with the wrong people.  I love live baseball, especially minor league or college/high school games. 
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Martok on February 03, 2016, 04:10:55 PM
P.S.  World Series > Super Bowl

Blasphemy! 



The one time I was at an MLB game I nearly died of boredom. I think I prefer watching auto racing live and that's sheer hell.

That was my experience the one time I was at an MLB game as well.  Over three hours of my life that I'll never get back.  >:( 



I love live baseball, especially minor league or college/high school games. 

I will concede minor league games can be fun.  I've actually been to two Saint Paul Saints games, and enjoyed myself both times. 

It's still a boring sport to actually watch, though.  :P 

Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 03, 2016, 04:15:50 PM
It's still a boring sport to actually watch, though.  :P 

Testify, my brother!
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 03, 2016, 04:16:57 PM
Wait, what's the difference between static hissing, and an MLB game, on the radio?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 03, 2016, 04:23:56 PM
Wait, what's the difference between static hissing, and an MLB game, on the radio?

Static doesn't have commercials?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 03, 2016, 04:46:07 PM
While an accurate riposte, I beg to disagree. Static is much more fascinating than commercials. Especially on the radio. I used to be big into listening to sports radio AM channels and talk shows, but the commercials got far too annoying after a time. I remember tracking the commercials during one hour segment of a show I particularly liked and it was something like 35 minutes of commercials versus 25 minutes of actual programming.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 03, 2016, 04:55:46 PM
I listen to AM sports talk occasionally. The number of commercials is insane. I usually end up turning it off after 20 minutes or so.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 03, 2016, 09:34:13 PM
Congrats to the Florida Panthers, the first NHL team to make it to the Super Bowl

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaTNtrQUYAAkNUl.jpg)
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Sir Slash on February 03, 2016, 09:47:33 PM
Lead by their great Quarterback, Cam Gretzky.  ;D
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 03, 2016, 09:55:49 PM
Congrats to the Florida Panthers, the first NHL team to make it to the Super Bowl

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Not only is that hilariously wrong, but those also might be the worst 'new story' graphics that I have ever seen. Apparently a giant cat and horse's head will be attacking a city located near a huge field of broccoli?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 04, 2016, 06:41:07 AM
Superbowl air space is officially a "No Drone Zone"

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/faa-no-drone-zone-super-bowl-2016/

You just know idiots are going to try to get their drones in.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Gusington on February 04, 2016, 07:13:11 AM
If they do we should call on the new Dutch air force falcons to take them out.

You people have only been to one MLB game in your whole damned life??

What kind of 'Muricans are you?? Bison, wipe my tears and tell me it's going to be ok.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 04, 2016, 08:26:44 AM
You people have only been to one MLB game in your whole damned life??

Yup. And it was about 30 years ago. That day still haunts me.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 04, 2016, 09:02:16 AM
I think the NFL asshats are more worried about "illegal broadcasting" of their little game than they are about any actual danger to fans or anyone else.
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Post by: OJsDad on February 04, 2016, 10:11:28 AM
I think the NFL asshats are more worried about "illegal broadcasting" of their little game than they are about any actual danger to fans or anyone else.

As opposed to MLB asshats that would love for anyone to watch their games.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 04, 2016, 10:18:32 AM
None of you are real Americans.  Except Gus and Metaldog.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 04, 2016, 10:22:08 AM
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Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: undercovergeek on February 04, 2016, 10:25:11 AM
is that Brian Dennehy?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 04, 2016, 10:30:08 AM
(http://theclassical.org/sites/default/files/JoeMantegnaCCCP_0.jpg)

I'm going to need to see if this is on netflix. 
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 04, 2016, 12:38:24 PM
^ It's not on Netflix. At least not on my non-baseball-carrying Netflix.

The Comrades of Summer was filmed in Canadaistan, so I guess they wanted to be on friendly territory when filming it?  ;D

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Filming took place in Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 04, 2016, 12:52:45 PM
So you're saying that Netflix is anti-American too?  I'd be forced to drop my subscription if I wasn't addicted to the Justice League, Pokemon, and Naturo series.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: OJsDad on February 04, 2016, 04:22:01 PM
Wasn't Mao a big baseball fan. 
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: besilarius on February 04, 2016, 04:46:51 PM
Fidel.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: mirth on February 04, 2016, 04:53:34 PM
Mao was a big Fidel fan?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Sir Slash on February 05, 2016, 10:11:12 AM
I live about 30 miles from the Rays Spring Training camp. Last year me and my Brother-in-Law took in their last home game against the Yankees. It was great watching the game. We had great seats- forth row behind Home Plate, not too expensive with a fantastic view. I had a dog and a beer and we saw some great young and old talent from both teams.

Langoria was playing for the Rays and he already had one HR when he came-up for his 3rd at bat with 2 men on base. He hit a cannon shot to Right Field and I thought for sure both runners would score. But the Yankees RF, a young black kid, sailed through the air like Superman and caught the ball in the web of his glove putting Langoria out. Everybody in the whole stadium was stunned. And the look on Langoria's face was priceless.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on February 05, 2016, 05:21:56 PM
I used to go to that stadium when the Rangers called it home, Slash.  Saw Nolan Ryan strikeout all nine guys he faced one March day.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Sir Slash on February 05, 2016, 09:28:38 PM
Yeah I miss the Rangers. Jose Canseco used to put all the young girls in the mood when he came up to bat.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2016, 04:34:12 AM
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Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on February 06, 2016, 06:10:32 AM
That looks like the alien from Alien.  And Peyton Manning's forehead.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Sir Slash on February 06, 2016, 09:10:27 AM
That's to carry all the under-inflated balls he'll need on Sunday.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: MetalDog on February 06, 2016, 09:55:17 AM
I thought that's what the HGH was for?
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Bison on February 06, 2016, 09:57:44 AM
That's to carry all the under-inflated balls he'll need on Sunday.

Peyton isn't Brady.   He likes fully inflated manly balls with a papa johns sponsor logo.
Title: Re: Go Broncos
Post by: Sir Slash on February 06, 2016, 10:44:17 AM
Wait until we have to eat Cam-Pizzas. They'll have little Show-Boats on top. Or maybe, Newton's Fig Newtons--- Newton Newtons?