Viola73

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  1. Viola73

    2017/18 Soccer Kits

    DEFINITELY getting the yellow and white kits. The black/grey one is...meh. Still, awesome upgrades.
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    2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Huge improvement over the wet dog. Although, I would have made the checkers on the badge blue and white to mirror the city crest, and it would have kept open the option for a blue kit or add a blue element to the jersey. I was hoping PRSC would have gotten cbus last years kit, with the checkers down the side, but the checkers would be blue and white. I think it would have really popped against the black and yellow. I would have also made checkers on the badge even to each other. On the left hand side the checkers start off with two black squares, but on the right hand side it starts off with one. It just looks off. Other than that....CAUM AHN YINZ HOWNZ!!!!
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    Say it ain't so, Joe

    I'm going to give three instances that prove Paterno was not god, like some like to think he was, and that his powers were not what you think they were. 1.The BOT fired Paterno. They didn't let him resign, or consulted with Paterno on how the best way for him to retire. I mean, being Paterno and being bigger than his superiors, he must have told them I am not being fired! You can't fire me, I run this town! Nope. They fired him. 2. If you look at a satellite image of University Park you will notice a baseball stadium just East of Beaver Stadium. That baseball stadium is for the PSU team and the minor league State College Spikes. When the plans were drawn up Paterno objected to the site for the stadium as it was used for parking for games and as an extra practice field. They built it anyway. 3. Part of Sandusky's retirement package included Emeritus status. Paterno objected to this to the AD as it would give Sandusky a much wider range of privileges. They gave it to him. Now, Paterno was an icon of the university. I'll give you that. He was the most recognized person associated with the university. But he was human, and a football coach. He was not trained to look for child abuse like Child Welfare, who by the way green lighted Sandusky to adopt. He was not trained to investigate crimes against a child, like the local and state police were but never had the evidence to put Sandusky away. So, if these agencies could not see what was going on with Sandusky how was Paterno suppose to have this insight beyond his training. YOU think Paterno was a god....I never did.
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    Say it ain't so, Joe

    I think it was part of the original sanctions that the NCAA handed down.
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    Say it ain't so, Joe

    And where is the evidence that the coaching staff knew? The ones who McQueary mentioned? The ones who basically made McQueary look like a snake in the grass by providing rebuttals to McQueary's 3rd hand information. Is that what you are going on? At most Paterno knew there was an investigation, in which the investigation found nothing to charge Sandusky....you know...the guy who is in prison for molesting kids....the real monster in this whole thing. And that's it. When told by McQueary, Paterno did what he was suppose to do.
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    Say it ain't so, Joe

    So....don't watch college football if that's the way you feel.
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    Say it ain't so, Joe

    Then you need to watch something else.
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    2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    But the ball broke the plain of the goal line, while maintaining possession, before his elbow hit the ground. Wouldn't that supersede the rule?
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    2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    That's exactly what I was talking about at work with several other football fans. Both caught the ball and maintained possession of the ball while breaking the plain of the goal line. But I think I know the main reason the Cowboys got the TD.....and so does everyone else.
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    2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    I can't fault the Pats for winning too much, or wanting to win all the time. That's why they play the game....to win it. If you're not in it to win it then why even play the game?
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    North American Pro Soccer 2017

    I found this little nugget on Our Sports Central Weekly Updates about the NASL. North American Soccer League: As the NASL waits for a decision next month on an appeal to obtain a preliminary injunction to restore its Division-II status, the NASL is down to five of eight teams from the 2017 season along with two previously announced 2018 expansion teams called California United FC (Orange County) and 1904 FC (San Diego). Apparently, six teams called the FC Arizona, Boston City FC, Boca Raton FC, Detroit City FC, Hartford City FC and Virginia Beach City FC from the lower-level National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) had signed letters of intent to join the NASL in 2018, if the league retained Division-II status. The NASL was also negotiating with a new suburban Atlanta team for 2018 and another NPSL team called the New Orleans Jesters had signed a letter of intent to join the NASL for the 2019 season. I was wondering why the NASL was fighting so hard for something they couldn't even hold on to, seeing as their current champion won't even take the field to defend their title, and a few clubs have bolted or folded. I think this what they were presenting to the court as to why they should have DII status. But I think it's too little, too late for the NASL, and you can't just pluck teams from the NPSL and move them to the NASL. There is a reason they are in the NPSL and not already apart of the NASL and I think the USSF would see it that way as well.
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    2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    OHHHHHHH, BELIEVE ME! I'm in my mid 40's, so I have to start to watch how much salt and sugar I consume cause, according to the commercials, I am at risk for a heart attack while being struck by lightning. Watching the Steelers play is almost as bad as eating two full baked hams covered in sea salt while downing 3 milkshakes from Mickey D's and deciding to go on a 6 mile run for the very fist time. Neither one is good for ones health.
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    2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    I don't think JuJu "launched" himself at Burfict. Gronk launched himself at the Bills player...with a half spear twist at the end. And I don't think JuJu was trying to hurt him either. JuJu saw an opportunity to lay a hit on an opposing player that had been giving the Steelers fits all game. And if you compare the two players, side by side, JuJu is just outmatched. So, when a play like this happens, there is going to be some standing over the receiver of the hit, there is going to be some gloating, and there are going to be some flags. Big Ben said it best after the game and asked about all the hits in the game....AFC North football.
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    2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    I've discussed this with fellow Steeler fans at work and we pretty much agree that the Steelers play to level of the team that they face. The Bengals can be a pretty good team, when their head is in the game, but overall they're a waist of oxygen of a franchise. I was really not surprised by the halftime score. Silently, I even said, 'We got them right where we need them.' The Steelers have played this type of game almost all season long...and I hate it. Lure the opposing team into a comfortable state of a game, make them think they have control of the game and then comeback at the last minute to win it. Even the fans at PBS knew this was going to happen (and how many times have the Steelers done this to the Bengals the past few years?) And it seems effective, given their 10-2 record, but you can't play the playoffs like this. We'll have to wait and see.