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#1 Re: Television, Film, and Radio » Rocky IV Sequel Called Creed 2 » Yesterday 22:08:02

Last one I saw was Rocky Balboa... semi-passable movie if you didn't overthink it.

#2 Re: Southern Miss » This will be fun to watch » Yesterday 22:06:53

I like seeing players I watched play in college play in MLB. There's always been that dimension, with players like Albert (Joey?) Belle and Will Clark, but it seems like it's happening more and more. Aaron Nola, Kevin Gaussman, Dansby Swanson- I remember those guys from college, and with any luck they will have some USM alums competing with them soon.

Braves had a guy starting a couple of years ago named Aaron Blair who'd been an ace for Marshall. I remember watching his first start on TV and then seeing start #2 at Turner Field. He's out of baseball as far as I know... funny how that works out sometimes. You watch a guy playing A- ball and he could end up basically anywhere  cool

#3 Re: MLB » Braves..... » Yesterday 09:42:19

Braves are wallpapering over their lack of a closer by hitting the ball.

#4 Re: MLB » Braves..... » 2019-06-14 22:16:16

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

This is turning into a very special season....

Walk off in the 9th to beat Harper/Phillies

Going into the 9th inning tonight, I thought, "well, you can't expect an incredible comeback every night."

And then it happened. This team is on a collision course with a world championship.

#5 Southern Miss » Stupid NBA jerseys » 2019-06-13 21:35:02

AndreWhere
Replies: 1

Golden State and Toronto are playing game 6 of the NBA finals with "North" and "Town" on their jerseys, respectively.

I don't mean this shit is on the sleeve or the corner of their shorts, this is what's printed front-and-center where you'd expect to see the mascot or city name.

I guess this kind of crap is OK for a matinee, but can you imagine winning / losing a world championship wearing a jersey that just says "Town" on it?

#6 Re: Southern Miss » New NFLNetwork TV deal... » 2019-06-13 21:28:34

You may be right about cable TV sports, outside of a few big, prime-time, important games.

Time was, everyone woke up on Saturday and checked out what college football games were coming on. Nowadays, I just don't know. I think apparel sales probably drive program profile as much as anything.

I don't really know any teenage boys, so I can't say for certain.

I do like the NFL Network deal because it means I can watch USM without screwing around with a Roku and dealing with CUSA-level production values.

It would surprise me if there's really any money being left on the table. "People who want to stream USM sports" is a very, very niche market.

#7 Re: Southern Miss » OT: Stanley Cup » 2019-06-12 21:58:56

Did not see that coming. What a rout.

All those Boston championships, but you just know they're crying into glasses of cheap beer right now.

#8 Re: MLB » Braves absolutely clobbering the ball » 2019-06-12 19:26:21

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Something has definitely changed in baseball. They had 13 homeruns in another game yesterday......13!

Had the same thought. I've been hearing for a couple years that the ball is harder to grip now, but this season it seems even more hitter-friendly.

#9 MLB » Braves absolutely clobbering the ball » 2019-06-11 20:38:08

AndreWhere
Replies: 2

4 homers in the 2nd tonight.

McCann with 2 bombs tonight... the catcher.

13 runs last night.

Tied for first in the NL East.

Just need a little pitching. There is room for hope. We still haven't seen Dallas Keuchel. Newcomb is looking like a new man and is slated for a fill-in start.

#10 Re: Southern Miss » UTEP Starting QB » 2019-06-11 11:47:25

A lineman was arrested at the same time.

I can understand UTEP letting this play out a little. When you read the headlines and the charges, it kind of sounds like maybe the cops pulled him over and he mouthed off.

Having read the articles on this incident, I see that this is not what happened. He was basically marauding around threatening people.

So yeah... he doesn't need to be playing ball, and that bail looks low. Crowded El Paso jail prices, I guess.

#11 Re: Southern Miss » #6forheisman » 2019-06-08 20:14:29

Ace Barker wrote:

I think I recall USM lost the home and away game when I was there. 77, 78 or 79 maybe? USM did win a bowl game.

Ace...


I think NTSU played some good football back then. When the I-A / I-AA split occurred, for whatever reason, they went I-AA and stayed there long enough that it looked like USM had surpassed them.

They returned to I-A around 1999 and they've found a home right in the middle of the bottom half of FBS. It's not hard for a university like that to do if they really want to. The ones that fail either don't really care (Tulane) or are in a remote location (Idaho, NMSU).

#12 Re: Southern Miss » OT - ECU Baseball Super Regional » 2019-06-08 20:08:57

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Still sucks......

Outscored 26-1 over the last two days.

Never been to a World Series unlike Hattiesburg University.......

Hope Dilbert keeps them irrelevant

Yeah, they were in way over their heads after they won the regional. They've got their eye on Omaha, though, and it wouldn't surprise me to see them there sooner rather than later.

#13 Re: Southern Miss » #6forheisman » 2019-06-06 18:36:41

We can't really make fun of this. Can't remember the last time USM beat those guys. It wasn't when Fine was around.

#15 Re: Southern Miss » The state of the Southern Miss baseball program » 2019-06-04 09:27:29

tg300 wrote:

Top priority is getting the field fixed where we can even be considered for a regional again.

We could have been ranked top 10 this year and would not have been considered as a host site.

Seems like we hear about this drainage shit every few years. Never noticed it anywhere else. If I were Bennett, I think I'd tell people interviewing for the AD job, "if I hear about drainage, you're in trouble."

#16 Re: Southern Miss » The state of the Southern Miss baseball program » 2019-06-03 21:06:55

This year's team probably belongs in "Others Receiving Votes" territory, but near the top of that list.

It was a weird season. Going in, I thought they had less talent than last year. They achieved more, and did so despite really bad defensive play. WTF do you conclude from that?

Berry has shown his ceiling and it's not very high. He's not going to suddenly improve in year 11 or 12.

As for the program, there are something like 70 other teams with multiple CWS appearances. Rice, Tulane, Western Michigan, and Georgia Southern are in that number.

Are they better programs? USM sure outdraws all of them. One could make the case that a relatively large number of USM fans are OK with a relatively mediocre product. Or they're just loyal... although I fear that loyalty is often tied to personal feelings about the head coach of any given sport.

#20 Re: Southern Miss » Baton Rouge Regional: LSU vs. USM (Game 2) » 2019-06-02 23:13:10

Fontenot hits Montenegro.

Hate that dude. Somebody fucking ding him s'il vouz plait.

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