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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Screw the TdF and the bicycle they rode in on.
    Careful with the spokes.

  2. #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Iíve actually been to that bar, I seem to recall it being pretty tight quarters.
    We saw it on a walk around Baltimore while there for a meeting about 7-8 years ago; didn't go inside. Great name.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  3. #63
    The fact that TdF filtered into a football thread reflects pretty much exactly where the program is presently. 😢

  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    The fact that TdF filtered into a football thread reflects pretty much exactly where the program is presently. 😢
    Which reminds me of the Johnsonville Cornhole series. . . .

  5. #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by devildeac View Post
    Ha! Which I obviously "borrowed" (as I've been accused of not having any ideas of my own) from this tavern in Baltimore:

    https://nthp-savingplaces.s3.amazona...sha_flickr.jpg

    Couldn't copy/paste actual photo but, trust me, it's worth the click.
    I used to work near Fells Point and saw this bar pretty frequently. In addition to the great name, it's one of the oldest continuously operating bars in the US (open since 1775) and claims to be the last place Edgar Allen Poe drank at before he died: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/...imore-maryland

  6. #66

    Many Tour de France winners

    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Exactly. Finishing the TdF is not a participation trophy. It is the mark of an incredible athlete, and is rightly celebrated as such.

    Unless theyíre cheating and doping, of course. But I donít want to draw UNC analogies into the thread.
    Sorry, Bob, we'll be back to our regular schedule programming in a minute. I will tighten my chain and adjust my spokes as fast as I can.

    As someone who has followed the Tour for many years [including bicycling some of the Tour segments -- which is a chastening, humbling experience] I would like to affirm that Tour fans do know how incredibly challenging finishing the Tour is, so they celebrate the ability and effort of all the riders. The final stage into Paris, in which the teams are no longer competing, but enjoying each other's camaraderie, is a powerful symbol of such and is rather unique in sports.

    I also want to note that ALL of the classification winners [general, mountain, points, team, young rider, etc] are highly esteemed by Tour aficionados. The general classification podium winners are certainly celebrated as the best overall, but many of the specialists do not even strive to win the GC. Their team, fans and sponsors are hoping that they do well in their classification, such as mountain. In this regard, the Tour is very European -- more communal, less of a there is only one Winner mentality. Many Tour fans root for riders who are well known in their home countries to do well. So there many reasons for many Tour fans to feel good about after every Tour -- but it is much more than the participants being honored for just showing up, as OPK affirms.

    Dang, forgot to bring my chain tension adjuster.
    ďI love it. Coach, when we came here, we had a three-hour meeting about the core values. If you really represent the core values, it means diving on the floor, sacrificing your body for your teammates, no matter how much youíre up by or how much youíre down by, always playing hard.Ē -- Zion

  7. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeHoo View Post
    I used to work near Fells Point and saw this bar pretty frequently. In addition to the great name, it's one of the oldest continuously operating bars in the US (open since 1775) and claims to be the last place Edgar Allen Poe drank at before he died: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/...imore-maryland
    Great facts/story. Thanks for sharing!
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  8. #68
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    Richmond Times on todayís game:

    https://richmond.com/sports/college/...b3ab2a706.html

    Virginia has won five straight in the series, forcing 18 turnovers including five last year.

    Duke must reverse that trend today and win the turnover battle.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  9. #69
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    Daily Progress: Keys to victory

    https://dailyprogress.com/sports/key...9b71a8315.html

    No surprise they say Duke must limit turnovers.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  10. #70
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    Matchup breakdowns:

    https://dailyprogress.com/sports/mat...44da4d520.html

    1. Defensive line is advantage Duke
    2. Push at quarterback and special teams
    3. Advantage Virginia everywhere else

    Our wide receivers need to step up today and prove all the doubters wrong.

    ...outside of TE Noah Gray, Duke’s playmakers are few and far between.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  11. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Daily Progress: Keys to victory

    https://dailyprogress.com/sports/key...9b71a8315.html

    No surprise they say Duke must limit turnovers.
    We can strategically limit turnovers by using Wallace Wade/Ted Roof philosophies. Punt on 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd downs unless in FG position and donít field punts. Do no TOs constitute a moral victory?

  12. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie View Post
    We can strategically limit turnovers by using Wallace Wade/Ted Roof philosophies. Punt on 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd downs unless in FG position and donít field punts. Do no TOs constitute a moral victory?
    ah, memories of our quick kick infatuation...why spend three downs doing what you can do in two downs?

  13. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie View Post
    Ted Roof philosophies.
    Damn, kick me just when Iím trying to get out of my funk . . . .

  14. #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie View Post
    We can strategically limit turnovers by using Wallace Wade/Ted Roof philosophies. Punt on 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd downs unless in FG position and donít field punts. Do no TOs constitute a moral victory?
    Steve Jones to the right, Jones to the left, Jones up the middle and Jones punts. Ahh, 1972 Mike McGee offense. LGD GTHc!
    Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!

    Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
    9F 9F 9F
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    Steve Jones to the right, Jones to the left, Jones up the middle and Jones punts. Ahh, 1972 Mike McGee offense. LGD GTHc!
    I liked Mike, as a person. He was old school, "our hosses can line up and beat your hosses."

    Except we didn't have enough hosses.

  16. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Daily Progress: Keys to victory

    https://dailyprogress.com/sports/key...9b71a8315.html

    No surprise they say Duke must limit turnovers.
    Not going backwards on stupid penalties would help, too.
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  17. #77
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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    Not going backwards on stupid penalties would help, too.
    Yes it would. We shot ourselves in the foot multiple times last week with turnovers and penalties. It will take a clean game to leave Charlottesville victorious.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  18. #78
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    The Duke Chronicle gang picks the winner to today's game.

    https://www.dukechronicle.com/articl...nnan-armstrong
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  19. #79
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    I'm gonna be a half-empty guy today, especially after the BC performance:

    Duke-10
    UVa-27

    (Of course, I'm often wrong but never in doubt. )
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  20. #80
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    Having a change of heart (and sudden lack of common sense). No prediction here but I'm now calling the upset as Duke's offense comes to life and scores enough to get their first victory.

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