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  1. Macca

    NFL

    There's a number of others who we can prompt up as we get closer to the start of the season ... JV7, T_U, DeeSpencer, Cards13, Dee Zephyr, Wadda We Sing, Strafford, Go the Biff, Clintosaurus (last year's winner) and a few others. The weekend before the first weekend of games works best for the tipping comp as it's fresh and people can post up their tips straight away if they wish to partake. No good going too early. I'll post up the honour roll, the rules and the upcoming week 1 games with the lines at the same time. Bonus weeks last year were weeks 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 & 17 and we probably need that many again to maintain interest. As we all know any point gained is to be treasured! In the meantime we could post up our tips for Divisional winners, MVP, SB Champs et al as we've done in the past. That's always tricky but a bit of fun.
  2. Macca

    NFL

    The tipping comp might attract a few more here ... a dozen regular contributors would be ideal but we've probably had well over 20 different contributors over the length of the thread. I'm not big on fantasy sports but I know plenty who are so your idea is well worth persevering with Dappa. Once the practice games are done I'll try and post up the game highlights of last years playoffs. In the meantime, here's a treat - you may have seen the mic'd up version of the Super Bowl but if not, enjoy! To view the clip you'll have to go via youtube but don't forget to full-screen it.
  3. Macca

    A Day at the Races

    September is now going to be chock-full of sports where we've multiple interests. Fantastic. Demons, Racing, Rugby League finals, Baseball playoffs later on in the month and of course the NFL starts as well. Speaking of which ... Your Chicago Bears are playing Wadda's & my Green Bay Packers at Lambeau in the first week of the NFL regular season (Monday Sept 10th) The biggest and oldest rivalry in American Football. Hopefully we'll see both of you gentlemen on the NFL thread ... at least for the tipping comp.
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    A Day at the Races

    Well DZ I thought I'd hold off whilst we got the Best Sports bet off and running on the other thread. Just having to find 2 picks works quite well doesn't it? We'll probably have it down pat in no time. So I did have my eye on the Memsie Stakes on the 1st of Sept as that race looks like attracting a top-notch field. There are 3 or 4 other decent races on that weekend so it doesn't have to be the Memsie. Here are the early odds ...
  5. Macca

    A Day at the Races

    I have still got visions of Performer veering off the track and in the process throwing Hughie Bowman off. Scary moment that was. And Performer was the early favourite for the Slipper from memory. There's a slight lull this week with only 5 Group or Listed races out of the Rosehill & Moonee Valley meetings but the rest of the program's at each venue are still quite solid. Still, the 5 Stakes races have a number of well performed familiar horses engaged.
  6. Macca

    A Day at the Races

    Wow! Impressive copy & paste there DZ ... I believe I mentioned the match-up against Sandbar for Santos last week back but there's some decent opposition apart from Sandbar. Performer, Plague Stone & Dio D'ora round out at least 5 genuine chances in the race. The 1100m might suit Santos the best though. Small field but could well be a good betting race with so many chances.
  7. Macca

    NFL

    I'm a huge fan of the Thursday night games ... either listening to the game live on tunein or try and avoid the scores and watch the game 'as live' on a Friday evening either before the footy or straight after. Once the footy is done it's pure NFL on a Friday night. We get our mini-fix of NFL before it all happens on a Monday. The full schedule of the week 16 games falls on Christmas eve this year and we even get a game on Christmas day as well (AEDT) - Denver @ Oakland. The Raiders will be an interesting team to watch with Gruden in charge. Similar for New Years eve here for all the week 17 games (again, AEDT) The other 2 Thanksgiving games (Nov 22) is the early game (Chicago @ Detroit) followed by the late game (Washington @ Dallas) The Falcons @ Saints is the evening game on Thanksgiving.
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    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    See I had no apprehension about the West Coast game beforehand DS56 ... in terms of the umpiring. I thought if we're good enough, we'll win. And we were good enough so we won.
  9. Macca

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    The umpiring has been called into question on this site this year in a far greater way than any previous year. That is my observation. Coincides with the sport being even harder to impire, the fact thst we as a team are totally relevant again but most importantly, the close losses that we have incurred. In previous years when we were getting smashed not many cared and when we win easily no one arks up either. The close losses - different story. Not news to me though.
  10. Macca

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    You just don't like or agree with my view on impiring and I understand that ... you don't think I already know that in advance? My comments are not really aimed at you ... they are aimed at the 10% - 15% that might be able to change their minds on umpiring in footy. Too many are happy to fall-in and play victim ... at every club. My views worked with regards to drafting and the wbole drafting process and to a lesser extent the over-evaluation of our playing stocks (not so much now but previously)
  11. Macca

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    A bit like your outlier that the team has a chronically mentally fragile attitude when it comes to kicking for goal.
  12. Macca

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Ha ha! This is a risky comment but I don't even notice Nichols .either .. and I watch our games twice and sometimes 3 times. I view the sport and our games differentl ... my main focus is and always has been the state of our list and whether we are any good or not.
  13. Macca

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    There are always outliers and aberrations in sport ... come to terms with it Webber otherwise you'll worry about something that probably isn't going to change for the rest of your life. If it wasn't the West Coast it would be another team ... in fact I clearly remember when it was other teams. Collingwood at Vic Park for instance and numerous other teams in numerous other sports And I formed my view oved 40 years ago. I just watch the games and largely ignore the umpiring decisions. You and others should try it ... have you ever tried doing that?
  14. Macca

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Home town decisiions are going to happen as well although I would agree that the Coasters seem to get a bit if a better ride. But I have come to terms with that as well. The key is to finish above them on the ladder so any final against the Coasters is played here.
  15. Macca

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    From an overall perspective, we've never actually been disadvantaged by umpires anyway. Most would disagree but most have been brainwashed into believing that the umpires have got a set against us. Ditto for every other club and their supporters. The sport can't be umpired correctly and it is daylight to the next hardest sport in terms of the adjudication. So it stands to reason that the umpires are going to make a stack of errors and an equal proportion of those incorrect decisions are going to be awarded against all the teams. Over time. So comes to terms with it all, lose the persecution complex and stop playing victim. That attitude is all based on a mistruth anyway.
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