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Re: This could be devastating..
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 09:35:05 PM »
I dunno, CC's playoff performances haven't exactly been stellar.


I love the BoSox to death, but this ain't our year. I just hope we can make it seem respectable against the Angels!

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2008, 01:49:13 AM »
I dunno, CC's playoff performances haven't exactly been stellar.


I love the BoSox to death, but this ain't our year. I just hope we can make it seem respectable against the Angels!

who else are they gonna pitch? Suppan? The guy starting game one hasn't thrown more than 70 pitches since May

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2008, 02:30:55 AM »
As many of you may know, I'm living overseas right now, in New Zealand. As probably none of you know, I am an unbelievably huge Chicago Cubs fan. The playoffs are starting wednesday night, and I realized that the online feed I bought for the regular season to watch games live doesn't work anymore. I also just found out that ESPN, which has an American sports station here, doesn't have the contract to broadcast any playoff games overseas, or, if it does, has decided that the Champions League is more important.

I seriously do not know what to do. The game cannot be watched on television or on the internet, although for a fee I can listen to the game on the radio live and watch the game an hour after it ends. This is probably the best chance my team has had to win the world series in 100 years, and to miss it would be horrible. Anyone have ideas???????????????

I feel your pain, I grew up overseas all my life and would have killed to be able to watch any of the Pittsburgh teams playing....I'm also a huge Boston Celtics fan. I spent last year in London, and of course the Penguins and Celtics both make the finals and I thought I was outta luck. To my delight, however, I discovered rojadirecta.com and justin.tv. The Cubs will definitely be shown on both channels....quality on some feeds are not great, but trust me man its better than reading the play-by-play on ESPN.com (and hitting refresh constantly) or trying to listen to some goofy radio channel.

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008, 02:43:19 AM »
As many of you may know, I'm living overseas right now, in New Zealand. As probably none of you know, I am an unbelievably huge Chicago Cubs fan. The playoffs are starting wednesday night, and I realized that the online feed I bought for the regular season to watch games live doesn't work anymore. I also just found out that ESPN, which has an American sports station here, doesn't have the contract to broadcast any playoff games overseas, or, if it does, has decided that the Champions League is more important.

I seriously do not know what to do. The game cannot be watched on television or on the internet, although for a fee I can listen to the game on the radio live and watch the game an hour after it ends. This is probably the best chance my team has had to win the world series in 100 years, and to miss it would be horrible. Anyone have ideas???????????????

Short dose of reality:

The Champions League IS more important.


HTH.
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2008, 03:01:59 AM »
As many of you may know, I'm living overseas right now, in New Zealand. As probably none of you know, I am an unbelievably huge Chicago Cubs fan. The playoffs are starting wednesday night, and I realized that the online feed I bought for the regular season to watch games live doesn't work anymore. I also just found out that ESPN, which has an American sports station here, doesn't have the contract to broadcast any playoff games overseas, or, if it does, has decided that the Champions League is more important.

I seriously do not know what to do. The game cannot be watched on television or on the internet, although for a fee I can listen to the game on the radio live and watch the game an hour after it ends. This is probably the best chance my team has had to win the world series in 100 years, and to miss it would be horrible. Anyone have ideas???????????????

Short dose of reality:

The Champions League IS more important.


HTH.


Whatever you have to tell yourself to go to sleep at night.

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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2008, 03:06:12 AM »
No, those are other concerns.  The fact that baseball blows (and is certainly less important than major soccer tournaments in a worldwide-sense) doesn't bother me one way or the other... unless it's taking up all the scheduled time on SportsCenter, at which point I get enraged.
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2008, 03:26:48 AM »
No, those are other concerns.  The fact that baseball blows (and is certainly less important than major soccer tournaments in a worldwide-sense) doesn't bother me one way or the other... unless it's taking up all the scheduled time on SportsCenter, at which point I get enraged.


Is there really any point in starting this argument? Are you just trying to like piss me off? Every one else seems to be a baseball fan here. I never said champions league wasn't important, and I never asked to compare soccer to baseball.

It is not a fact that baseball blows. You think baseball blows. An opinion. Big difference. And don't come back with a "no, baseball seriously blows" because everyone who reads this board is older than 5 and doesn't like childish arguments (for the most part. Here's looking at you, Tim Mitchell.)

Soccer blows because it relies so much on luck. One team can dominate the entire game, but the system of scoring is so flawed because its not about who generates the most opportunities, but is about who is lucky enough to score in theirs, which is pretty much dumb luck. Skill is important, but so often the team that gets outplayed will win(Football has a similar flaw, by the way). And the fact that the postseason takes place 6 months later makes the champions league the biggest load of crap this side of cricket. Imagine the patriots this year. Undefeated, but because the playoffs would be held in this season, they wouldn't have had the opportunity to try to go undefeated because Brady would have been hurt. It takes away from the quality of the tournament because the teams that qualify are often much different than the teams that play. What a stupid, stupid system.

But, considering that the station playing Champions League here is ESPN, who's home base is in Bristol, Connecticut, one of the biggest baseball following areas of the country, I think I have a point. An American company has a choice between the american past time and european soccer playing the playoffs they should have done six months ago.

And please don't make the soccer is world king argument here. I'm in New Zealand. It's not. Rugby union is king, rugby league is second, cricket is third, and then, so far behind it can't be seen, is soccer. There are alot of casual sports fans here, and many of them like baseball, which I have found quite suprising.

But, more than anything, grow up. Don't go into a baseball thread just to say baseball sucks. Thats like goin into a thread about christianity to say christianity blows, although the subject matter in the two situations is obviously very different.


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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2008, 03:52:01 AM »
No, those are other concerns.  The fact that baseball blows (and is certainly less important than major soccer tournaments in a worldwide-sense) doesn't bother me one way or the other... unless it's taking up all the scheduled time on SportsCenter, at which point I get enraged.


Is there really any point in starting this argument? Are you just trying to like piss me off? Every one else seems to be a baseball fan here. I never said champions league wasn't important, and I never asked to compare soccer to baseball.

It is not a fact that baseball blows. You think baseball blows. An opinion. Big difference. And don't come back with a "no, baseball seriously blows" because everyone who reads this board is older than 5 and doesn't like childish arguments (for the most part. Here's looking at you, Tim Mitchell.)

Soccer blows because it relies so much on luck. One team can dominate the entire game, but the system of scoring is so flawed because its not about who generates the most opportunities, but is about who is lucky enough to score in theirs, which is pretty much dumb luck. Skill is important, but so often the team that gets outplayed will win(Football has a similar flaw, by the way). And the fact that the postseason takes place 6 months later makes the champions league the biggest load of crap this side of cricket. Imagine the patriots this year. Undefeated, but because the playoffs would be held in this season, they wouldn't have had the opportunity to try to go undefeated because Brady would have been hurt. It takes away from the quality of the tournament because the teams that qualify are often much different than the teams that play. What a stupid, stupid system.

But, considering that the station playing Champions League here is ESPN, who's home base is in Bristol, Connecticut, one of the biggest baseball following areas of the country, I think I have a point. An American company has a choice between the american past time and european soccer playing the playoffs they should have done six months ago.

And please don't make the soccer is world king argument here. I'm in New Zealand. It's not. Rugby union is king, rugby league is second, cricket is third, and then, so far behind it can't be seen, is soccer. There are alot of casual sports fans here, and many of them like baseball, which I have found quite suprising.

But, more than anything, grow up. Don't go into a baseball thread just to say baseball sucks. Thats like goin into a thread about christianity to say christianity blows, although the subject matter in the two situations is obviously very different.



A few pointers to the n00b:

1.  I once extended this very same argument (the one where you try to defend baseball's integrity by pointing the finger at another sport) into two essays and a fight spanning fifteen pages of a thread, so you underestimate my willpower at your own peril.
2.  Soccer isn't something I'm defending, necessarily. 
3.  "Popularity" does not necessarily equate to most-viewed in the country where you are, particularly when it comes to worldwide cable (e.g. ESPN).
4.  I'd re-check the major seat of ESPN in Australasia if I were you.  It ain't Connecticut, mate.
5.  Fatal flaw in preemptive argument: soccer isn't the most popular sport in New Zealand, therefore it does not make sense to show soccer ahead of baseball.  Failed to consider that baseball is so far below soccer no matter where the latter ranks that Champions League would win, regardless.  But this argument isn't necessary once you figure out Point 4 (although it is applicable to that host nation, where, although the rankings are different, baseball still loses out).

Most importantly:

6.  I will go into any thread to say any f-ing thing I want to.  Stop pissing yourself.  Even though I didn't come into this thread merely to say baseball sucks, I (and all others on internet forums) reserve the right to do so at any time we please.

In short: baseball blows.


J, if you didn't bring enough penis for everyone, you shouldn't have brought any penis at all. 

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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2008, 03:54:02 AM »
I will also note (as the informed probably have) that I have shown amazing self-restraint by not blasting you for insulting a sport that I actually care about.
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2008, 06:20:31 PM »
Sigh.

Essentially, you missed my main point and most of the smaller points because you wanted to treat me like a 5 year old and act like a 5 year old yourself.

I want to point this out:

It is not a fact that baseball blows. You think baseball blows. An opinion. Big difference. And don't come back with a "no, baseball seriously blows" because everyone who reads this board is older than 5 and doesn't like childish arguments

and your response was:


In short: baseball blows.


Are you trying to tell me you are immature? I don't get your point with this:

1.  I once extended this very same argument (the one where you try to defend baseball's integrity by pointing the finger at another sport) into two essays and a fight spanning fifteen pages of a thread, so you underestimate my willpower at your own peril.

Thanks for points 3 and 4. Baseball is the most played sport here on television all season, on ESPN.

I didn't defintely say baseball is more popular because I don't have any statistics to back it up. I gave evidence I have to support a conclusion, but I couldn't reach a conclusion because I didn't know for sure, although I strongly suspect it. In essence, no one gives a *&^% about either sport, IMO. You, on the other hand, chose to reach an conclusion with no justification or reasoning, just blatantly stating that soccer is more popular while having no idea whether this is true, which is called an "unjustified assumption."

About point 6.
Yes, you have a right to be a feminine hygiene product bag and post whatever you want wherever you want, as do I. However, just because you have the right doesn't mean you need to.

Here is our conversation:

You: "Baseball blows"
Me: "Don't be a feminine hygiene product, there is no point in this argument" (plus other things)
You: "I'll be a feminine hygiene product if I want to whenever, and wherever I want to. And I'm allowed to. I can keep threads going for pages by being a feminine hygiene product and arguing because it is my right, and here I am willing to be a feminine hygiene product to win this argument. It is my right to be a feminine hygiene product, and I plan to exercise that right" (plus other things)
Me(in this post): Responding to your posts, and asking, Please stop this argument. There is no point.
You(in the next post): ??. I hope it is something that proves you aren't a feminine hygiene product bag, but I highly, highly doubt it.