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Old 07-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #166
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or calling your national tournament as the world series. Oh dear! The explanation that foreign players also play in the so called world series is weak. America wins everytime though, doesn't it? It's not Mexico or Japan winning. So basically it's a national series.


This again? Are you aware of the history behind the name, why it was called that in the first place?
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:03 PM   #167
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In terms of totally dominating a sport game, only Phil Taylor can come close to the Don

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GAF, I love you man and appreciate the similarities we share on this site like Pearl Jam, REM and what not but I'm sorry I have to use your post as a negative example here...


Yeah, that was a stupid post by me. I was packing and about to get on a plane and didn't get to flesh out an actual argument. I might try to put together some thoughts here later today. But, really, the original question will only lead to silliness because we're comparing different athletes playing completely different games in completely different eras. It's apples and bananas.

I missed the last few pages of the thread, but I do want to say that I think people rely far, far, far too heavily on statistics when evaluating athletic performance. There is so much more to sports than statistics.

Also, did anyone tell namkcur that it's dominant, not dominate?
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This again? Are you aware of the history behind the name, why it was called that in the first place?
Enlighten me, o wise one. I'm all ears.

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the original question will only lead to silliness because we're comparing different athletes playing completely different games in completely different eras. It's apples and bananas.
Now this I can 100% agree with.
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Greatest Sportsman of All Time?

Deez Nuts.

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Deez Nuts.

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Zoots, the great thing about sports, and comedy, is that even the great ones fail from time to time.
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Zoots, the great thing about sports, and comedy, is that even the great ones fail from time to time.
What about comedy in sports?

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Well done, Zoots. You even used baseball.
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Hey, look - he's congratulating Deez Nuts for a job well done.
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Heres your greatest sportsman

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I used to love looking at baseball cards to see who was giving the camera the finger, etc. That's awesome. Dude lived in his brother's shadow his whole career but the real achievement is captured above, fuck the games played streak.
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One school of thought is that when the modern series began in 1903, it was sponsored by the New York World newspaper, and the name stuck over time.

However, even before 1903, the championship series between the winners of the National League and the American League was referred to as the World's Championship because the sport's powers that be planned to expand it globally.

"By 1890, the Spalding Guide was explaining that "[t]he base ball championship of the United States necessarily includes that of the entire world, though the time will come when Australia will step in as a rival, and after that country will come Great Britain; but all that is for the future."

Whatever it is, I think it's time you let this one go.
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I have that Billy Ripkin card. Apparently, it's worth dick.
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I have that Billy Ripkin card. Apparently, it's worth dick.
Ripken, you stupid fucking Scottish whore-pig/skank_dog.
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Ripken, you stupid fucking Scottish whore-pig/skank_dog.
Hmmm....maybe my card says Ripkin - I bet that'd be worth something, right?
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