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Weekend Filter: The Decision
Here's your weekend open thread, because the locker room always needs one. That's why.

Unrelated note: For the past few season's I've wanted to get back into baseball, but's it's not a sport you can just casually watch any two teams play. You need a team. I've flirted with a few teams that some of my Qeeps liked, but nothing ever stuck. Until now... I've decided to take my fandom to the 5th ward. I'll be officially following the Houston Astros. 
(More to come on this. Probably with pop culture references and personal anectdotes, etc. in a more solid piece.)


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#2 | 628 days ago

Just updated my profile. May the ghosts of the Old Forum and Montreal Sports Gods have mercy on my soul.
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#1 | 628 days ago

(Edited by WISAC1)
as usual i was awake quite early. 4:30am.  turned on the TV. to catch some olympics news. i think i found something more boring than curling. the  womens' 10 meter air rifle competition was on. Super Excitement. NOT!!!!   i found this event at 4:39am and was asleep on the sofa after about 5 minutes.  don't get me wrong, a lot of skill is needed but this is NOT a TV spectator sport. no noise, slow moving, very little activity and you can't even tell when they shoot the damn rifle.  hey olympic committee. you wanna keep me interested? have them use a Gatling gun.  to wake up and shake off the drowsiness the dog and i went outside to watch the lawn grow.
..... and i still can not tolerate Bob Costas.  you suck Bob. you are a world class A##HOLE and you're not fooling anyone about your age with that lousy dye job you got going on with your hair.    over and out.
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#2 | 628 days ago

Just updated my profile. May the ghosts of the Old Forum and Montreal Sports Gods have mercy on my soul.
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#3 | 628 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Marcus, before you make up your mind totally, just let me say this. The Cubs may not have won in well let's say awhile, we still have this. smiley

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#4 | 628 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
Marcus, before you make up your mind totally, just let me say this. The Cubs may not have won in well let's say awhile, we still have this. smiley

They did make the final 4, but was a bit too bandwagony. LOL I wanted to start fresh (at the bottom) but actually have a chance to have a winner in my lifetime. Bam! My first Astro's smack!
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#5 | 628 days ago

Afternon Qers...sitting at Yankee Stadium on me birthday....GO YANKS! Game about to start...MAY check back in later...
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#6 | 628 days ago

Been watching sports the past 3 hours....I`m an Olympic junkie. If anyone out there is looking for 2012 Olympic sports apparel China`s garb can be purchased at Walmart.wink
#7 | 628 days ago

WISAC1 wrote:
as usual i was awake quite early. 4:30am.  turned on the TV. to catch some olympics news. i think i found something more boring than curling. the  womens' 10 meter air rifle competition was on. Super Excitement. NOT!!!!   i found this event at 4:39am and was asleep on the sofa after about 5 minutes.  don't get me wrong, a lot of skill is needed but this is NOT a TV spectator sport. no noise, slow moving, very little activity and you can't even tell when they shoot the damn rifle.  hey olympic committee. you wanna keep me interested? have them use a Gatling gun.  to wake up and shake off the drowsiness the dog and i went outside to watch the lawn grow.
..... and i still can not tolerate Bob Costas.  you suck Bob. you are a world class A##HOLE and you're not fooling anyone about your age with that lousy dye job you got going on with your hair.    over and out.
 I`m trying to run this by the 2014 winter Olympic committee if our military will let them borrow our latest secret weapon, the ACME2000.cheeky
#8 | 628 days ago

(Edited by Oddfool)
cubsgirl2 wrote:
Marcus, before you make up your mind totally, just let me say this. The Cubs may not have won in well let's say awhile, we still have this. smiley

The Cubs are a Northwestern Football team?   Maybe that's why they are having issues getting to the World Series ....they're playing the wrong sport.
#9 | 628 days ago

Houston still has a team??? Thought they sold them to South Korea? Hmmmm...... GO YANKEEEEEESSSS!!! ROLLL MFN TIDE!!!!!
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#10 | 628 days ago

(Edited by ohwell_)
Marlins are always taking new applications for fans. South Beach, new name, new uniforms, new stadium, same old problems. 
Have you seen the new/old uniforms for the Astros?   Still time to rethink it Marcus. 

Let's see.   Morning started out with a soured protein shake, followed by gagging and a lot of face fanning and deep breaths.
Then, I was carrying some plywood flooring we demo'd today, and took a concrete nail to the leg .  It didn't hurt as much as
you might think, but it did fill my kicks up with blood.   Trying to remember the last time I had a Tetanus shot.   I told Rob
to keep and eye on me.  Gonna self medicate now,

and make some cookie dough.  The babies are coming over tomorrow.  Gotta be ready.

#11 | 628 days ago

Morning!
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#12 | 628 days ago

hockey54 wrote:
 I`m trying to run this by the 2014 winter Olympic committee if our military will let them borrow our latest secret weapon, the ACME2000.cheeky
i think the CIA, KGB, etc. etc. should give them all a cyanide capsule. that would cut down on our misery
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#13 | 628 days ago


I so thoroughly enjoyed the gif I posted yesterday, that I decided to post another one today. 
#14 | 628 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Just updated my profile. May the ghosts of the Old Forum and Montreal Sports Gods have mercy on my soul.
eee! i'm so pleased!! if you're watching, you may see some astros history tonight! franchise's longest losing streak is on the table and the best part is the possible wp was on our team 3 days ago! if that isn't a "baseball stat" i dunno what is. welcome back to baaaad baseball!
#15 | 628 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Just updated my profile. May the ghosts of the Old Forum and Montreal Sports Gods have mercy on my soul.
Marcus, I dont know you, but from what I have seen, U seem like a great guy for a canadian. But with the asssstros, I will have to turn off my b!tching, moaning, whining listening skills for ya!! Because I see alot coming soon!! Roll MFN Tide!!!!
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#16 | 628 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
Marcus, before you make up your mind totally, just let me say this. The Cubs may not have won in well let's say awhile, we still have this. smiley

The Cubs? C'mon really? I'd rather.....well you know.....ok I'll say it again..... I'd rather shower in Penn State's locker room then admit I am a Cub's fan!!! That was mean. Im sorry!crying
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#17 | 627 days ago

I hate dealing with douchbags.....
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#18 | 627 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

BamaMan wrote:
The Cubs? C'mon really? I'd rather.....well you know.....ok I'll say it again..... I'd rather shower in Penn State's locker room then admit I am a Cub's fan!!! That was mean. Im sorry!crying
Awww, no need to be sorry, you're a Yankees fan, and we do grade on a curve. smiley
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#19 | 627 days ago

i'm seein a lot of blind hatred for the astros in this poll. eat em up, cats!
#20 | 627 days ago

Astros, eh?

I will say this, NYCE...you are no Band Wagoneer!!  So I send KUDOS your way, Bruh!  Cheer yo monkeya$$ like nobody does (or at least Our Hippie Queen does) off for "Dem Bums"!!  They need it!

I think there is more to see at the London Games than being let on (are the women finer now?  They really WERE using a lot of steriods back in the '70s and '80's, cuz there are a LOT more women than back then, if ya know what I mean!!)

I hate migraines on weekends...shortness of sleep, longness on pain, too freaking early to be up nursing this s*** away.  Think I will wash the cars since its only 7:15am

Man...Its almost August, y'all...

GoWhereYaLike!!
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#21 | 627 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
Awww, no need to be sorry, you're a Yankees fan, and we do grade on a curve. smiley
C'mon, Glenda...LOW BLOW!  Though my in-person viewing of the Yankees has fallen to a lifetime record (MY lifetime) of 10-3 with yesterday's loss (on my birthday, no less), and I DID have my nephew with me (a Red Sox fan)...there were no brawls in the stands...not even so much as a jeering at him.  I felt like I was at a ballgame in the 50's....everyone was POLITE!
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#22 | 627 days ago

BamaMan wrote:
Marcus, I dont know you, but from what I have seen, U seem like a great guy for a canadian. But with the asssstros, I will have to turn off my b!tching, moaning, whining listening skills for ya!! Because I see alot coming soon!! Roll MFN Tide!!!!
Thanks? I guess. lol


(FYI: Easy with the #RollTide kicker in the horticultural polls. "Green Thumbs" are vicious in those threads.)
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#23 | 627 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
eee! i'm so pleased!! if you're watching, you may see some astros history tonight! franchise's longest losing streak is on the table and the best part is the possible wp was on our team 3 days ago! if that isn't a "baseball stat" i dunno what is. welcome back to baaaad baseball!
Fire up the flash cards!!

#27 Jose Altuve pron.: HO-ZAY Al-TOO-VAY,
#19 Brian Bogusevic pron.: BRY-AHN BO-GAH-CHEVY?? BLAH-GOY-YAH-VICK??? SHA-CHEF-SKI???
...okay this guy needs work. 
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#24 | 627 days ago
John_Daly (+)

JenX63 wrote:
I hate dealing with douchbags.....
Hey, without douchebags there would be a lot of smelly pu**ies out there. Remeber that.
#25 | 627 days ago

WISAC1 wrote:
as usual i was awake quite early. 4:30am.  turned on the TV. to catch some olympics news. i think i found something more boring than curling. the  womens' 10 meter air rifle competition was on. Super Excitement. NOT!!!!   i found this event at 4:39am and was asleep on the sofa after about 5 minutes.  don't get me wrong, a lot of skill is needed but this is NOT a TV spectator sport. no noise, slow moving, very little activity and you can't even tell when they shoot the damn rifle.  hey olympic committee. you wanna keep me interested? have them use a Gatling gun.  to wake up and shake off the drowsiness the dog and i went outside to watch the lawn grow.
..... and i still can not tolerate Bob Costas.  you suck Bob. you are a world class A##HOLE and you're not fooling anyone about your age with that lousy dye job you got going on with your hair.    over and out.
What is your beef with Costas? He is one of the very few sportscasters on NBC worth following at all. Unless Erin Andrews shows up naked on there, then all bets are off, lol

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#26 | 627 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
Marlins are always taking new applications for fans. South Beach, new name, new uniforms, new stadium, same old problems. 
Have you seen the new/old uniforms for the Astros?   Still time to rethink it Marcus. 

Let's see.   Morning started out with a soured protein shake, followed by gagging and a lot of face fanning and deep breaths.
Then, I was carrying some plywood flooring we demo'd today, and took a concrete nail to the leg .  It didn't hurt as much as
you might think, but it did fill my kicks up with blood.   Trying to remember the last time I had a Tetanus shot.   I told Rob
to keep and eye on me.  Gonna self medicate now,

and make some cookie dough.  The babies are coming over tomorrow.  Gotta be ready.

Marlins suck. worse than Linda Lovelace. And more often.
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#27 | 627 days ago

AlwaysSunshine wrote:

I so thoroughly enjoyed the gif I posted yesterday, that I decided to post another one today. 
how do you post gifs? I wanted to send a Happy Feet gif to icfeet for a belated birthday present, not sure if it was done right.
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#28 | 627 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Fire up the flash cards!!

#27 Jose Altuve pron.: HO-ZAY Al-TOO-VAY,
#19 Brian Bogusevic pron.: BRY-AHN BO-GAH-CHEVY?? BLAH-GOY-YAH-VICK??? SHA-CHEF-SKI???
...okay this guy needs work. 
ha! sounds like a hawkey team, yuh knoe? altuve is playing way too well and chris johnson just got traded away. i think i'll save my 3x5's for a little longer
#29 | 627 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
ha! sounds like a hawkey team, yuh knoe? altuve is playing way too well and chris johnson just got traded away. i think i'll save my 3x5's for a little longer
where did they trade Chris Johnson?
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#30 | 627 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
how do you post gifs? I wanted to send a Happy Feet gif to icfeet for a belated birthday present, not sure if it was done right.
The very same way you post pictures.
#31 | 627 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
What is your beef with Costas? He is one of the very few sportscasters on NBC worth following at all. Unless Erin Andrews shows up naked on there, then all bets are off, lol

he's an ass clown
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#32 | 627 days ago
John_Daly (+)

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
Marlins suck. worse than Linda Lovelace. And more often.
Yet they have won 2 World Series in less than 20 years of existance.     enlightened
#33 | 627 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
Marlins suck. worse than Linda Lovelace. And more often.
Linda Lovelace.   Damn, that's going back in history.  Still going through your dads porn collection?
#34 | 627 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Fire up the flash cards!!

#27 Jose Altuve pron.: HO-ZAY Al-TOO-VAY,
#19 Brian Bogusevic pron.: BRY-AHN BO-GAH-CHEVY?? BLAH-GOY-YAH-VICK??? SHA-CHEF-SKI???
...okay this guy needs work. 
BO-GA-SEV-IK
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#35 | 627 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
ha! sounds like a hawkey team, yuh knoe? altuve is playing way too well and chris johnson just got traded away. i think i'll save my 3x5's for a little longer
Who did he get traded to, and was it during the game?  Oh by the way, congrats for avoiding a 2nd 4-game sweep in the same month at the hands of my Buccos.  We'll be taking Wandy and be on our merry way to Wrigley.  Oh, and here's hoping your Astros actually do something from now until the next time the Bucs play them.  You know, like maybe win more than 3 games in a month?

I really hate to tell you this, but I've seen that song and dance from the last 2 nights somewhere before.  The Astros found a way to lose both of those games late, much like the 2010 Pirates that lost over 100 games.  I do feel bad for this team going to the AL West with the Rangers next year, but Godspeed.
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#36 | 627 days ago

John_Daly wrote:
Yet they have won 2 World Series in less than 20 years of existance.     enlightened
I'm hoping Laurel doesn't e-kill me for this, but let's be perfectly honest, they bought that '97 title, a team full of rent-a-players and they gave away every last one of them before opening day of '98.  I am sure Jim Leyland nearly had a stroke when that all went down, going from first to worst in the blink of an eye.
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#37 | 626 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
Awww, no need to be sorry, you're a Yankees fan, and we do grade on a curve. smiley
Call me dense,  but i just figured out what your avatar was. smiley
#38 | 626 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Just updated my profile. May the ghosts of the Old Forum and Montreal Sports Gods have mercy on my soul.
#39 | 626 days ago

kramer wrote:
I'm hoping Laurel doesn't e-kill me for this, but let's be perfectly honest, they bought that '97 title, a team full of rent-a-players and they gave away every last one of them before opening day of '98.  I am sure Jim Leyland nearly had a stroke when that all went down, going from first to worst in the blink of an eye.
Facts are facts........it's a business.    Same thing happened after 03.    Just had this discussion of why I can't
get attached to any particular player (why I don't buy jerseys anymore) exception being Team logo's.

Leyland wasn't the only one stroking out.  

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