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JR

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #3210 on: June 25, 2020, 12:51:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/jeff_gluck/status/1276188964488003584

Here is a picture of the pull rope. 

Pretty easy to see why he and his team were freaked out about it. 
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« Reply #3211 on: June 25, 2020, 01:13:14 pm »
Growing up in California in a multiracial neighborhood where I was peppered in the 50's and 60's by tv Westerns, I associated nooses with cattle rustlers and mobs eager for vengeance on gunslingers.   There were Westerns on up to 3 and 4 every night.  Wagon Train, Bonanza, The Virginian, Gunsmoke, Wanted Dead or Alive, Have Gun Will Travel, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Johnny Yuma, Rawhide, Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, plus the whole stable of Warner Brothers: Cheyenne, Maverick, Sugarfoot, and some I've forgotten.   Along with this, we had old Gene Autry and Roy Rogers movies, not to mention John Wayne and the spaghetti Westerns.   I lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nebraska before coming to Illinois.  I was in my 40's before associating nooses and lynching with African Americans.  Like I said, you lynched horse thieves and cattle rustlers and murderers not Black people.  It was a rude awakening and a really sad time in our history.

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« Reply #3212 on: June 25, 2020, 06:47:15 pm »
Pretty easy to see why he and his team were freaked out about it.

The whole situation makes little sense. The rope had been there since last year prior to Wallace randomly drawing the stall. That means others had seen it and said nothing at any point, and nobody could have known he was going to end up with that specific stall. Also, if one is looking to harass Wallace, why go to the trouble of putting the rope into a functional form on the garage door when a far easier, quicker, and less ambiguous way would be to simply toss the rope near Wallace's belongings or even on or in his car?
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« Reply #3213 on: June 25, 2020, 07:16:45 pm »
Maybe it looked like a noose. Things are little tense right now. It was investigated and there wasn’t anything to it.
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Deeg

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« Reply #3214 on: June 27, 2020, 07:24:07 pm »
5.3% of NBA players tested positive for COVID-19.

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« Reply #3215 on: June 29, 2020, 12:26:18 am »
Good Great news for JR and me!  Fox never did learn proper camera placement around the greens.   Joe Buck and their announcers did an abysmal job.  The NBC personnel will be able to tell us where an errant shot landed instead of nothing but silence from the Fox crew.

NBC gets U.S. Open as Fox gets out of contract, report says

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/29380918/nbc-gets-us-open-fox-gets-contract-report-says
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Deeg

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« Reply #3216 on: June 29, 2020, 01:43:23 am »
Agreed.  Fox' golf coverage is bloody awful.
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JR

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« Reply #3217 on: June 29, 2020, 07:54:16 am »
Good Great news for JR and me!  Fox never did learn proper camera placement around the greens.   Joe Buck and their announcers did an abysmal job.  The NBC personnel will be able to tell us where an errant shot landed instead of nothing but silence from the Fox crew.

NBC gets U.S. Open as Fox gets out of contract, report says

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/29380918/nbc-gets-us-open-fox-gets-contract-report-says

Oh yeah that is some great news!  Kind of surprising the USGA would just let Fox out of its contract and give up half the revenues they were set to receive on the deal.  Then again it's also surprising they apparently signed a contract that allowed them to move the US Open to FS1 if Fox wanted. 
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« Reply #3218 on: June 29, 2020, 09:39:25 am »
Now if only CBS and NBC would forget the terrible idea of splitting the screen between live golf action and commercials.  There are always gaps that can be used if something worthwhile happened during the break.