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   Balogreene  Nuff said.
   August 29 at 12:30 EST .

   6 people like this.

   Balogreene  this showed up on my FaceBook, it was posted by a Packers fan to a Bears fan.
August 29 at 12:32 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Balogreene  Daniel Snyder, owner of our hometown team the Redskins, wants to build a new stadium because FedEx field is 17 years old! I would so love to remind him of the Nice Little Place on the North Side (Wrigley Field ) that is 100 years old this year, and the best place in the world to watch baseball.
August 29 at 12:29 EST .

   6 people like this.

   Iacta alea est  The politicians are going to tell Snyder, "No stadium unless you change the name"...Snyder will agree to the trade. I believe this is Snyder's plan.
Saturday at 20:25 EST .

  10 people like this.

   MeiDei  A thought to ponder...
   August 24 at 19:18 EST .

   4 people like this.

   Iacta alea est  Mei, long ago I was a goalie for my college hockey team. And I tell you truly, I would've much preferred a puck to the head before taking one in the ole' snerdley's. The pain level differs by several orders of magnitude. In fact I am surprised that years later I co-produced my two beautiful daughters.
August 27 at 20:40 EST .

  5 people like this.

   MeiDei  I know, it's not fun...I have a son w/life experiences.
August 28 at 11:14 EST .

  6 people like this.

   Clipped wings  At last, my favorite time of year has almost arrived. Time for college football! I was anxiously waiting to see if DirectTV would carry the SEC channel. Finally they announced it just before my personal deadline to switch to Dish. I hate change and wasn't looking forward to that prospect.
August 24 at 11:13 EST .

   2 people like this.

   Balogreene  I just wanted to say, Go Cubs! let's see if you can stay in last place ALL season. Why do I love that team so?
July 27 at 12:13 EST .

   16 people like this.

   MeiDei  I could say the same for the Red Sox this year : )
August 16 at 21:32 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  Balo, because regardless of their record, the team is just so lovable. Not to mention that they have the BEST venue in all of Major League Baseball.
August 23 at 20:37 EST .

  3 people like this.

   MeiDei  For fans of the Reds or Cubs here's a spectacular photo from their earlier July game.

How would you like to be sitting in the stands with that sky overhead?
July 22 at 19:15 EST .

   10 people like this.

   Rake King  The World Cup Soccer is about to open in Brazil. If you follow soccer, pick out who you think will win.

I pick Germany.
June 11 at 08:55 EST .

   13 people like this.

   Rake King  The Netherlands team looks STRONG!
June 21 at 09:01 EST .

  13 people like this.

   Rake King  Little did I know we would have to at least "tie" Germany to move on. USA, USA, USA
June 26 at 08:29 EST .

  10 people like this.

   Gram77  Uh Oh, mother nature just may mess with today's (6/26 ) soccer games.
June 26 at 11:44 EST .

  8 people like this.

   Rake King  As it turned out, the other game effected us, and our loss still moved us on. When I was younger that was called "back dooring"
June 26 at 21:42 EST .

  11 people like this.

   MeiDei  My son picked Argentina.
July 7 at 12:13 EST .

  10 people like this.

   MeiDei  My son showed me an old picture on FaceBook yesterday of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis kneeling in prayer together - naturally it was captioned w/Benedict saying Germany & Francis saying Argentina. I like to think that whomever the Devil was for - didn't make it : )
July 10 at 18:34 EST .

  10 people like this.

   HopeandGlory  WTG RK . . . you picked the winner . . . Congratulations to Germany for a job well done.
July 13 at 18:38 EST .

  4 people like this.

   Rake King  I follow soccer and have a soccer package from Direct TV, so mine was not one of those coin toss guesses, but Argentina played a very good game, the breaks just didn't go their way. Messi is a World class player for Argentina, and he was exhausted at game end. Germany has been building their team for 10 Years, and congrats to them.
July 13 at 18:52 EST .

  9 people like this.

   MeiDei  Well done Germany!
July 13 at 20:30 EST .

  7 people like this.

   Surfhut  Anybody interested in the Belmont tomorrow? Is California Chrome going to win the Triple Crown?
June 6 at 20:33 EST .

   14 people like this.

   Balogreene  Surf, wouldn't it be cool. They say he is a smart horse, but, in a long race like the Belmont he's gonna have problems. I'm hoping.
June 6 at 23:46 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Balo, in retrospect, three races in five weeks is a grind for a thoroughbred. Most horses run, at most, three races a year . The deck was stacked against California Chrome from the outset. Most of the horses in the race had sat out the Preakness, and Tonalist (the winner at Belmont ) had sat out both the Derby and the Preakness. Talk about fresh legs!
June 11 at 00:36 EST .

  11 people like this.

   Balogreene  A book recommendation, "A Nice Little Place on the North Side", by George Will. I like George Will, I don't always agree with him, but his writing should be studied. It is graceful, elegant, usually succinct. He is also a lover of Baseball, and a native of Champaign IL. He says he became a Cubs fan at age 7 in 1948. The book is supposedly a history of Wrigley Field, a lot of that history belongs to the Cubs. It's not a very long book, and he goes off on tangents (the history of beer and it's importance to Cubs baseball ), but it is a fun read. Did you know Jack Ruby sold programs at Wrigley? Do you know who is the only Major League player traded for himself? Do you know how the ivy got on the outfield wall? A lovely little book, about a nice little place on the North Side.
May 23 at 11:04 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  There is no more pleasant venue in baseball than Wrigley Field. NONE! I only wish the landlords on Waveland and Sheffield had not built bleachers on their roofs and started charging attendance. But they are their buildings, and it is (or used to be ) a free country.
June 11 at 00:39 EST .

  12 people like this.

   Balogreene  Buzz, my last trip to Chicago I stayed at my Grandmother's on Clark and Division. We walked the 4 blocks to Wrigley (she was over 80 ). She paid for me to see a Cub's game, I don't even remember who they played, but later that week they won their division (we'd just taken mormor home, and were right at Wrigley when WGN started "Cubs Win! Cubs Win!" you could here the cheers from the fans. )

Anyhow, the game we went to. Mormor pointed at the yellow house across from the bleachers (still not allowing people to view the game ). She said when she was a kid her best friend lived in that house. They used to go up to the attic and watch the games. That had to be really early Cubs days, cause she was born in 1907, and moved to Chicago in 1919.

Then top of the ninth, Cubs ahead by one run, winning run (opposition ) on base, and two outs, Mormor got up. She said we had to get out of there before the crowd. Mormor was small, and fragile, but feisty. I didn't blame her, the crowd would have trampled her. But, I figured I didn't have many more trips to Wrigley in me. We were outside the gates on Clark when the last opposition batter struck out. We could hear the cheers.

But, I loved my Mormor, and have a wonderful, if funny memory.
June 11 at 20:03 EST .

  12 people like this.

   Surfhut  Thunder's very own Kevin Durant won the MVP award today. Even the formidable LeBron said he deserved to win. Around here, KD is known as a genuinely good and decent young man. I'll be shocked if we hear of him doing something sleazy. His momma raised him right and will open a can of whoopazz if he ever lets it get to his head. Here's KD and his momma.
   May 6 at 20:05 EST .

   27 people like this.

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