Hit me the hardest this weekend I think.  Saturday should have been the Final 4, tonight the National Championship with the Masters starting Thursday. 

Looks like the PGA has re-scheduled the Masters to November, the US Open to September and the PGA to August.  Open Championship isn't going to be played though.   A long time away, but there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. 

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The Masters in November.  Geez.  The azaleas won't be in bloom.  Maybe the leaves on the non-pine trees will be changing colors.

In all honesty, I hardly miss it, and I consider myself a sports fan.  There are other things I miss more than watching sports like 1) getting together with friends for offlines (including planning it), 2) going to NYC to walk around and enjoy a dozen oysters at my favorite happy hour place, 3) making travel plans for the summer.

We've been hurting over here too, but trying to find ways to manage.  Watching the replay of the raps playoff run on sportsnet has been good.  F1 has been releasing some older full races on youtube so Sunday morning I watched the '86 Adelaide GP with the boys  https://youtu.be/Q1sVKTvvmCo  and we've got Bahrain '14 on deck for next Sunday.  A friend sent me a youtube link to the 1984 game 6 divison finals habs v. nordiques aka the good friday massacre https://youtu.be/65sYyUEEcsg  and we'll watch that in the next night or two.  Travis Rice released 'Dark Matter' on Prime a month back and we've watched it a few times now.  And don't forget 'A Sunday in Hell' https://youtu.be/zxBTVU9JDrA 1976 Paris-Roubaix.  

 

 

I find it very unfortunate that there are no live sports on at a time when you are home more than usual.  Missed the NCAA tournament and now the Masters.  I have watched some old NCAA games which is ok, but not the same.

Wife is a Wahoo. Watched the auburn game from last year on Saturday and will watch the national championship from last year tonight.  Still both of us would love to have seen full tourney this year. 

thistlintom posted:

I find it very unfortunate that there are no live sports on at a time when you are home more than usual.  .

That is exactly how I feel. 

I have been watching some of the movement in the NFL, Brady/Bucaneers, Rivers/Colts and Gurley to the Falcons and that is mildly interesting but I would love to just sit on the coach for a Padres game that starts at 7:10pm.

csm posted:

Wife is a Wahoo. Watched the auburn game from last year on Saturday and will watch the national championship from last year tonight.  Still both of us would love to have seen full tourney this year. 

So many times, there is one game in the tournament that the ultimate winner has a serious challenge or gets a few breaks that enable them to win the game.  One bad break and there is another champion.  I always think about University of Houston losing the game on a bad shot by NC State with the follow up layup...

Been thoroughly enjoying the rebroadcasts of many classic games. Last night fox sports replayed the December 2010 Eagles Giants game.  The Eagles were down 21 points with eight minutes to go and not only came back to tie the game but won on a DeSean Jackson punt return the last play of the game. Miracle of the new meadowlands! Watching that was a gift for my friends and I 

bomba503 posted:

Been thoroughly enjoying the rebroadcasts of many classic games. Last night fox sports replayed the December 2010 Eagles Giants game.  The Eagles were down 21 points with eight minutes to go and not only came back to tie the game but won on a DeSean Jackson punt return the last play of the game. Miracle of the new meadowlands! Watching that was a gift for my friends and I 

This one helped get the Packers in the Playoffs. And we all know what happened 6 or so weeks later

Watched the 1986 NCAA Basketball championship on Youtube where Louisville beat Duke. We won twice in the 1980s. I love old school bball.

IW

italianwino posted:

Watched the 1986 NCAA Basketball championship on Youtube where Louisville beat Duke. We won twice in the 1980s. I love old school bball.

IW

Loved those mid 80's Louisville teams. In high school our arch rivals in basketball was Camden. they were the one team we couldnt beat. My best friend was the shooting guard taking over after Leon Rose graduated (now President of the NY Knicks). They had the most loaded rosters one could ever imagine. My senior year in 1981 the starting roster included Junior 6'7 Billy Thompson (Louisville then Lakers), Senior 6'5" shooting guard Milt Wagner (Louisville then Lakers also father of Dajuan Wagner-Lousville then #6 pick in NBA draft of CLE) and Freshman 6'1' Kevin Walls (Louisville and who went on to set all time scoring record in. South Jersey plus two 6'7" Forwards that also went on to D1 schools. Wagner, Thompson and Walls were on that team that beat Duke. They were ranked #1 in the nation (Upset by Neptune high in State Finals at Jadwin Gym on Princeton Campus. I was at the game attended by 11,;000 fans.

Our longtime coach and their coach hated each other. Our coach wanted to beat them more than anything. We had a very good power forward that was the #2 player in S Jersey and our coach saw an opportunity to finally beat Camden. He recruited a 6'11" center that year from a nearby school to transfer to our school in hopes we could finally beat Camden. 

This was the early days of cable TV and our second matchup of the year was in our gym. We had a huge gym in a very nice suburb which contrasted with the inner city camden location. This game was going to broadcast live on local cable and the gym was filled with scouts including Denny Crum. It was the first time any of these kids got to play on live TV. They came out to put on a show. Our 6'11" center was so scared he intentionally fouled out in the first ten minutes. The next day he did not show up at school and we found out he transferred back to his old school. To this day I have never seen more dunks in a game. It was the wildest game Ive seen at any level.

Update-found you tube of Camden-Neptune game. Forgot how crowded it was. Standing room only, we had to stand in an aisle nearly the whole game. The crowd was standing nearly up to baseline and sidelines. Another crazy game.

https://youtu.be/iun-IfAMVMk

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I have done surprisingly well during this time. Watching the Masters replays has been better than I thought. Part of the charm is watching that golf course, and the tournament has a timeless element to it. Besides the famous moments, I have been reminded of other moments that I totally forgot.

scbeerman posted:

I have done surprisingly well during this time. Watching the Masters replays has been better than I thought. Part of the charm is watching that golf course, and the tournament has a timeless element to it. Besides the famous moments, I have been reminded of other moments that I totally forgot.

German football might be coming back soon.  I don't follow the Bundesliga that much, but am hungry for SOME football even if played in empty stadiums.

11 April 2020

Since it is Masters week, I watched most of the coverage of the final rounds shown this week. The raw emotion is still there, which is why we love sports and the Masters.

Love the famous calls:

86- maybe yessir

97- a win for the ages

04- is it his time, yes

05- oh my goodness, oh wow, in your life

12- Bubbas shot

13- Come on Aussie

19- maybe the best Masters ever

irwin posted:

The '86 event gives me chills.  I still have trouble believing that Jack won it.

I went to the 1990 US Open at Medinah. Jack made the cut and I was sitting in the bleachers at #1 on Sunday when he birdied it. That might have been the most apeshit crowd reaction I’ve witnessed at a sporting event outside of attending a Bulls final game. People were thinking he had one more in him. 

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