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  1. infrared41

    CCSLC Championship Ring Thread

    I remember Tony LaRussa wearing an AL Champs ring years ago on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I tried to find a picture, but I couldn't find one with a clear enough shot of the ring. Anyway, yeah, if I were an MLB player and I got a League Championship ring, I'd wear that thing every day. Sure, you lost the World Series, but you still won the pennant in your league. IMO, there is absolutely no shame in wearing an NFL Conference Champions or MLB League Champions ring.
  2. infrared41

    CCSLC Championship Ring Thread

    That is one fine looking ring. Nicely done, Super Bowl Champion Eagles.
  3. infrared41

    CCSLC Championship Ring Thread

    This is based solely on my own experience, but I can sort of answer your question, Curt. Back in the day when I was covering AAA Baseball and College Sports, I ran across former players that ended up coaching, scouting, in the front office, etc., and quite a few of them wore their conference or league championship rings. Best I could gather, most of these people didn't start wearing the rings until after their playing careers were over. I also saw more then a few coaches who wore them too. Most of the former players were guys that were basically career Minor Leaguers that played a season or two in the bigs and managed to score a ring in the process. My point, I suppose, is that wearing a "second place" ring is not all that uncommon.
  4. infrared41

    2018 NBA Post Season

    To be fair, I do get Lebron James confused with this guy - the author of Weaponizin' Yur Four Wheeler, Lebron Royce-Jankins of Left Nut, Arkansas. Perhaps a Lebron James move to the Lakers would help clear things up.
  5. infrared41

    Choking / Cursed Franchises

    I'm thinking a Suns team with those three probably wins a bunch of titles. Rodman's defense and rebounding combined with the offensive fire power of Robinson and Barkley would have been pretty great on its own. Now add this to the mix... Assuming they get Robinson in '87 and Rodman for Dumas is the only deal they make that season, the '93 Suns would have had to be a heavy favorite to win the title. Besides the big three of Robinson, Barkley, and Rodman, that team also has in their prime Kevin Johnson and Dan Majerle. Cedric Ceballos was a very solid player at the time, and you got a pretty good defender/rebounder coming off the bench in AC Green. Damn, I wish that had happened. That version of the Suns would have been a lot of fun to watch
  6. infrared41

    Choking / Cursed Franchises

    The Browns have played in a total of five conference title games in the Super Bowl era and they lost each and every one of them. Outside the '86 and '87 losses to Denver, the playoff loss that bugs me the most is losing to Miami in '85. The Browns had a 21-3 lead over Marino's Dolphins. They flat out dominated the first half of that game. Then Marty Schottenheimer did what he does and started playing not to lose. Next thing you know, the clock hits zero and the Dolphins win 24-21. That one was a killer too.
  7. infrared41

    Choking / Cursed Franchises

    How about the post 1964 original Browns? Most people think the bulk of the original Browns misery was born in the 80's, but it actually started much earlier. This team had a shot at playing in five of the first seven Super Bowls. Lost to the Cowboys in the divisional round of the '67 playoffs. Lost the '68 Conference Championship game to the Colts and missed a shot at going to Super Bowl III. *Lost the '69 Conference Championship game to the Vikings and missed a shot at going to Super Bowl IV. Lost to the Colts in the divisional round of the '71 playoffs. Lost to the Dolphins in the divisional round of the '72 playoffs. Then we move on to the 80's... Lost to the Raiders in divisional round of the '80 playoffs. The infamous "Red Right 88" game. Lost to the Raiders again in the '82 strike season playoffs. (This one wasn't a big deal. The Browns were 4-5 going into the playoffs and they weren't very good.) Lost to the Dolphins in the divisional round of the '85 playoffs - blowing a 21-3 lead in the process. Lost to the Broncos in the '86 AFC Championship Game - some of you may know this one as "The Drive." Lost to the Broncos in the '87 AFC Championship Game - after storming back from a 21-3 deficit, Earnest Byner fumbles while going in for the TD that could have tied the game - some of you may know this one as "The Fumble. Lost to the Oilers in the Wildcard Round of the '88 playoffs - despite the fact that the legend known as Don Strock was the starting QB in this game. Lost to the Broncos in the '89 AFC Championship Game -some of you may know this one as "the one no one remembers." Finally, there was the improbable '94 team. A young coach by the name of Bill Belichick took a team that has no business being 11-5 to an 11-5 record and a Wildcard round playoff win over the New England Patriots. The following week, the Browns went to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. For some reason, the Browns didn't bother to get off the plane and the Steelers won easily. The players and coaches left Cleveland after the '95 season, but, I guess, the "team" stuck around and was dormant until the 1999 season. In 1999, the team went from being "cursed" or "chokers" to flat out stupid and here we are. *The 1969 NFL Championship Game was the first of what would end up being many, many times that the Browns crushed my spirit as a fan. I was 8 years old and I was inconsolable after they lost to the Vikings. I should have bailed and headed for Pittsburgh right then and there.
  8. Could be that I'm wrong, but I think what you meant to say is America should have a popular soccer league. My understanding is that the quality of play in MLS, while not at the level of the Premier League, et al, is still pretty solid or "good." In that regard, America has a "good" soccer league. What America doesn't have is a popular soccer league. That all being said, why do you think we should have a good or popular soccer league? Why do you feel that's better than having a "hockey league" What's the upside for you if MLS were a more popular soccer league? What's bad about having a popular "hockey league?" No offense, but you strike me as someone who simply doesn't like hockey and that's fine, but there's really no need to bust on people who do like hockey - especially in a thread devoted to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I know he is. I just find it a tad immature to be this mad about a hockey team in a league for my knowledge he doesn’t work in. You can have your opinions don’t be little others Bc they differ yours. Sorry for coming off as ride. I mean no harm to him. I don't want to come off as "ride", but I don't believe someone needs to, you know, work for a league in order to be a passionate fan of that league. Again, at the risk of coming off as ride, I think that by bashing admiral, you're essentially exhibiting the same type of immature behavior that you're accusing him of. You probably shouldn't play the "differing opinions" card if you're not willing to let it work both ways. There's no law that says you have to reply to every post you disagree with. Just saying...
  9. Actually, he's a salty Blackhawks fan. And he's pretty "adult" about most things.
  10. I don't know what's funnier, "gain more attraction that this league" or the idea that MLS should be more popular than the NHL. Either way, I got a good laugh out of it.
  11. And helped William Karlsson score 37 more goals than he did in Columbus last season. Bastards.
  12. Las Vegas is pure class, my friend.
  13. If you don't pay attention to the NHL, why are you posting in this thread? Just curious.
  14. #2 on my list of the greatest professional basketball uniforms. That Bullets set was awesome. The only basketball uniform I like better is the Dr. J era Nets.
  15. infrared41

    Mitchell and Ness can go to H E C K

    I'm not sure you get how this works. Then again, it's entirely possible that I don't get how this works. Either way...