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  • Started 2 years ago by ian2
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Scott
Scott
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@ Ian

http://blogs.denverpost.com/av.....son/11655/

Posted 2 years ago
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ian2
ian2
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@Scott

Well the Great One is a glass half full kind of guy.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/vid.....s/30750900

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
Scott
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TGO clearly has too much time on his hands. He needs to stay out of Seattle,
keep kinky daughter off Twitter and get back in the league in some official
capacity. Actually, let Paulina tweet to her hearts content :)

also, http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes......n-lockout/

Posted 1 year ago
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Drizzle
Drizzle
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This years Golf so much more Ooh's and Ahh's..than the Hockey!!!!!

http://www.rydercup.com/usa/

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
Scott
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Oh, it was so much fun Kate !
Not so much the result ;), but for the camaraderie,
the format, for the pseudo nationalistic pride.
I can and have always watched the Ryder Cup.

And as great of a viewing event as it is, it can't hold a
thimble of emotion compared to hockey's Stanley Cup;
which is no less than two months of sheer terror.

Posted 1 year ago
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Drizzle
Drizzle
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@Scott.... what was all the BOOING for Luke Donald?????

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
Scott
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It was Luuuuuuuuu-ing which he gets during regular tournaments too.

Most of these guys have moved to the US Or went to university here and get along quite
well with the fans and media. I know Rory just sold his home in Ireland and is here to stay.
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As for Luke, from Wiki:

Coming from England, he joined College Prospects of America, a service also employed by golfer Martin Laird, which created a résumé for him and sent it to all the major colleges and universities in the United States. Several coaches responded, including Wally Goodwin at Stanford University. Goodwin recruited Donald to join his golf squad, but Donald was not admitted to the university.[5]

Donald subsequently took a golf scholarship at Northwestern University in 1997, where he studied art theory and practice, and became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Personal life

Donald met his future wife, Chicago native Diane Antonopoulos, while attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.[24] He proposed in June 2006, and the couple married on 24 June 2007 in Santorini, Greece.[25][26] They have two daughters. The couple own homes in Northfield, Illinois[27] and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.[28]

Donald studied art theory and practice in college, and enjoys painting and drawing when not on tour. In 2002, one of his oil paintings was auctioned by the PGA Tour for charity.[29][30] Donald and his wife are also avid collectors of contemporary art.[31]

Donald's father, Colin Donald, died on 8 November 2011,[32] just 3 days before the birth of his son's second daughter, Sophia Ann Grace, on 11 November 2011.[33]

His brother Christian Donald caddied for him through to 2009.

Donald was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to golf.

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Kate, think of your (or Eric's) favorite golfer who is under 50 y/o. Check Wiki and I'll bet 50% went to school here.

Posted 1 year ago
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Drizzle
Drizzle
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@Scott ....Thank you, we kept saying, why are they Boooing :):) when he must be so well known with local clubs, and we also thought why was nobody commenting Doh!!!!!!!! now we understand....( Must get the old ears cleaned out LOL!!!!)

Hope Rory looks after the 'bent elbow', would be such a shame to see his talent wasted, and hope he has bought a' USA Time piece' :):)

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
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"In late 2004, at age 15, he signed a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at East Tennessee State University, but after his wins in 2005, he decided to forgo the golf scholarship and continue to play amateur golf in Europe.[21] McIlroy shot an opening round of 3-under-par 68 at the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie, his first major championship entry. He shot +5 overall and was the highest finishing amateur, winning the silver medal."

From wiki as well.

I know he sold his home in N.I. and has settled here,
just haven't seen or checked where (likely Florida).

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
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Drizzle
Drizzle
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Lol!!! Eric and I said Trooper would get a load of ribbing Ha!!!

Nottingham too far North for us southerners:) we an manage a basket ball team :)

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.u.....story.html

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.u.....story.html

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
Scott
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Go Raiders...

Posted 1 year ago
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ian2
ian2
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In Canada ,even with the lockout the hot topic is still hockey. LOL :)

Source: http://xkcd.com/1107/

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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Hmmm, chart seems to have ignored NASCAR.

Posted 1 year ago
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ian2
ian2
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The NHL just offered a 50/50 split start playing Nov.2 play all 82 games and finish playoffs in late June.

Now the players will probably say no and submit their own proposal.

Here is a good graphic of the lockout numbers .
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl-lockout/clock/

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
Scott
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Ian, let the real negociations begin, this is a start, not the end.

With the NHL as your partner I believe nothing, trust no
one until the ink is dry. They're bastards of the worst kind.

Posted 1 year ago
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ian2
ian2
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Scott: Today the nhl lets the fans see the details

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=643570

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=643572

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
Scott
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Yup, leaked for propaganda purposes ;)

Ian, did you see the Deadspin article?

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
Scott
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http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/.....-ukranger/

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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No Hockey? The GNP OF Canada should go up immensely as their citizens will surely be more productive without Hockey to talk about.

Posted 1 year ago
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