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Well, Dan had a great time last night at the All-Star game. Dan is a pretty boy, so he had to take his time getting ready and we ended up getting there right after the coach announced his starting lineup, so Dan didn't start. No worries, it didn't bother him, as long as he looked good. LOL, anyways... He had a team high 9 points and the game went into overtime. He had a HUGE 3 point basket with just over a minute left to tie it up before OT. In OT, his All-Star teammates picked it up and went on a nice 9-0 run and won the game by 11. 56-45, or something like that. Anyways, Dan had fun and I'm glad they came out with a win.

We got home fairly late and by the time I got Nat to sleep, I had no time for any more losses to the AI in Fight Night Round 3.

The Pistons lost to the Nuggets last night, but I didn't catch a single moment of the game. I guess I'll catch the highlights...err...lowlights at the gym this afternoon.

Question of the Day: What was your personal best sporting moment? Game winning basket? Walk off homerun? Acid, lifting a 5 pound weight w/ the Suzy Kolber workout plan?

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
Chitown1211, ptrain86, BIGCEE (35), ipitythafool25 (25)

Enough about me, what's up with you?

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# 1 Acid @ 03/02/06 09:31 AM
I feel so honored to be included in the QOTD.

I have an Algebra II test, which blows. Then I have tennis against the girls and I have to leave early to go to the dentist.

Overall, today should suck, I think the JV team is going to lose to the girls, which means I'd have to run a ton, even though I'll probably win my matches.

QOTD: Not lifting that 5 pound weight...but last year I got 4 aces in a row to win the set, that was pretty sweet.
 
# 2 Herbsinator @ 03/02/06 09:48 AM
QOTD: I beat the buzzer right before halftime during my sophomore year at the city championship game. That was back when I still got some meaningful playing time
 
# 3 Slymm @ 03/02/06 10:08 AM
I lit a team up for 30 my first game as a freshman. The funny thing is that I let a classmate hypnotize me to play well the night before. At first I thought it wasn't going to work but I think it did. I couldn't miss. A week later I was playing JV.
 
# 4 Beantown @ 03/02/06 10:28 AM
QOTD: Being the "captain" of the Under-14 Boys soccer team which won the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions...of course that was my last soccer game thanks to almost blowing out my knee and it STILL not being healed...so it's my most memorable.

In school right now...going to be going home for lunch soon....not much else planned. Need to pre-order GRAW soon, either online or in-store.
 
# 5 Vince @ 03/02/06 10:39 AM
Returning an INT for a touchdown 2 years ago in a blowout win.
 
# 6 scuiuc @ 03/02/06 10:45 AM
QOTD: Stopping 4 out of 5 PKs in a high school soccer playoff game. Unfortunately the other goalie stopped 5 out of 5...
 
# 7 jake44np @ 03/02/06 10:49 AM
Scoring 36 pts in the '91 sectional finals in high school.
I couldnt miss the entire 2nd half, I scored 32 pts in the second half.
In 1991 my senior year there where no classes in basketball in the state of Indiana, anyway I went to a pretty small HS and we beat one of the bigger schools in our area 67-66. They where ranked 7 in the state and where 22-2 coming in to the finals, we ended up 19-5 my senior year.
 
# 8 forensicd @ 03/02/06 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jake44np
Scoring 36 pts in the '91 sectional finals in high school.
I couldnt miss the entire 2nd half, I scored 32 pts in the second half.
In 1991 my senior year there where no classes in basketball in the state of Indiana, anyway I went to a pretty small HS and we beat one of the bigger schools in our area 67-66. They where ranked 7 in the state and where 22-2 coming in to the finals, we ended up 19-5 my senior year.
Same state, different school. Playing in the final 4 at the hoosier dome in 93'. There was nothing like it, and even though we lost and didnt make it to championship game, it was still a blast. Ever since class basketball took over the indiana tourney, it has never been the same. What a shame.
 
# 9 ehh @ 03/02/06 11:33 AM
The damn snow in CT is killing me today! I had an apointment at 9am this morning down near NY, it usually takes me 40 minutes to get back to the office but it took nearly 2 hours cause idiots don't know how to drive in the snow! The Merritt Parkway was a nightmare.


QotD: I have quite a few I guess, if I had to pick one I'd say scoring 34 against Ryan Gomes in HS. Getting named All-State, getting a full scholie to a DII school is up there too.
 
# 10 XboxRocks1991 @ 03/02/06 11:43 AM
A ton of swimming memories...I guess i would have to go with winning regionals as a freshman, and opening up the possiblilites to win regionals 4 times in a row, which ive heard has never been done.
 
# 11 bjf1377 @ 03/02/06 11:55 AM
QOTD: Probably would have to go with not allowing a sack my entire sophomore year on JV football as a lineman. Hell, I didn't even play the same position every game. Between kids getting hurt or sucking, I played each spot on the line except center (and I was the #1 backup). There was one main highlight though: Getting a pancake block and then turning around, running after & leveling the DL that was chasing my QB as he rolled out. The kid was 2 inches taller than me and at least 50 lbs heavier than me. I got a concussion cause I hit the kid so hard, but I saved the QB.
 
# 12 ndeezlo @ 03/02/06 11:57 AM
QOTD Nothing that equates to some of your guys feats, but here goes I start a game at Defensive Tackle on JV football because the starter got in a yelling argument with our coach. I play pretty good 4 or 5 tackles half a sack stuff like that. End of the game my team is up 14-6 other team has the ball, RB breaks free on the outside and I chase him down at about the 4 yard line (I don't think I'd ever run that fast in my life). They score anyway but miss the 2 pt conversion so we win.

It's either that or starting Homecoming at Offensive Guard against defending state champs Farmington Hills Harrison my senior year and holding my own against an All-State Defensive Tackle.

Oh I almost forgot my senior year I had a basketball class and they made us play like a one on one round robin/tournament thing. Most of the class was filled with guys from our rival high school's basketball team because the Varsity head coach of our rival taught it (complicated high school, 2 schools on the same campus, take classes at both schools have classes with kids from both schools,(now they've added a third hs to the campus) about 5,000 kids attended when I went). but anyway I ended up beating a kid who played on the Varsity basketball team in one on one. I never let that kid forget it
 
# 13 CM Hooe @ 03/02/06 12:08 PM
QOTD: I was never really athletic enough to play in true organized sports, but a couple of things come to mind:

1) in an organized basketball league, having the best 3pt shooting percentage for two weeks (until the real me came back and knocked out whatever imposter was shooting the ball for me for those two weeks)

2) two that are not so much great plays as memorable ones: in a backyard football game, I was about to get a kick return touchdown (I never get to do kick returns) and I got tackled by the invisible man, a la Dante Hall a couple of years back; and again in backyard football, I unintentionally deflected an already-deflected pass into the arms of a teammate for an interception-TD... with my face.
 
# 14 Gary Armida @ 03/02/06 12:29 PM
Steve--Congrats to Dan. That is something he won't forget for the rest of his life. As for mine, I probably will go with what I said in another thread the other day...My favorite is getting the game winning hit in a NYS 16 year old Babe Ruth State Tournament semi-final game. I was an unknown at the time and worked my way into the starting lineup. It was great couple of weekends as we traveled to Saratoga Springs NY. One of my fondest. BTW, that tournament featured a few future pro baseball players although only one made it to the show--Matt Morris. He just threw gas. You could tell he was something special.
 
# 15 SPTO @ 03/02/06 01:07 PM
QOTD: Well I've told the story so many times so i'll include one that has never been mentioned. This was at the lowest point in my life physically as I was so thin at that time that a few months after this event a nutrionalist told me if I didn't start eating i'd get arthritis, broken bones, etc etc etc He said that if I continued the way I was living that i'd die by age 35! Well that got me scared poop-less and now i'm the same weight as my father!

but I digress.....

In my High School years I spent a semester at a school for the visiually impaired. We had an indoor hockey game one day and I was the goalie (I also played soem defence that day as well) I stopped just about every shot that went my way. I recieved a great compliment by one of the teachers supervising us and gained the nickname "Stonewall" Fung



Anywho not much going on today. I sent in my money order and just finished my blog entry on 24:The Game. So check that out if you can. I'm also going to write my thoughts on THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY. I knew I shouldn't expect much with Jackie actually starring in it but it was BAAAAD and not in a good way.
 
# 16 dieselboy @ 03/02/06 01:13 PM
Personal best sporting moment? Hmm.... That is tough. My freshman year of high school our football team went 9-0 despite playing other schools C-Teams and some JV squads, and we were all freshman. That was a great moment. I was the only player to start both ways, at Flanker and FS, but I tore a bunch of muscles in my hip/back, and missed two games, and then was on backup duties for the final game of the season. But during the games I sat out, and in the final game, I was pretty much the 2nd head coach on the sideline.

Oh! I also had a game, in 5th grade basketball, when we were playing the best team in the league. As the game came to a close, we were down by like 10, with about 30 some seconds to go. They ran the clock down and scored with about five seconds left. The clock doesn't stop, so I was screaming at my teammate to inbound me the ball. I dribbled to about five feet back of half court and let it launch, and I nailed it. We lost the game, but our entire bench cleared and started like, yelling and cheering my shot. Pretty damn funny. Haha.

Glad to hear Dan tore **** up.
 
# 17 Steve_OS @ 03/02/06 01:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acid
I feel so honored to be included in the QOTD.

I have an Algebra II test, which blows. Then I have tennis against the girls and I have to leave early to go to the dentist.

Overall, today should suck, I think the JV team is going to lose to the girls, which means I'd have to run a ton, even though I'll probably win my matches.

QOTD: Not lifting that 5 pound weight...but last year I got 4 aces in a row to win the set, that was pretty sweet.
You better win your matches.
 
# 18 NYJets @ 03/02/06 01:38 PM
Snow Day!!!

And just got a call that I don't have to go into work because of the snow.

Watching Yankees Spring Training right now.

QOTD:
In little league we were playing in the town championship. We were the better team, but the team we played had one dominating pitcher. Guy was huge, and threw incredibly hard. And with the smaller little league fields, it was almost impossible to hit him. We were down 5-0 in the 6th and the kid was pitching a no hitter. I was 11 years old and weighed about 12 pounds. I had a great average, but in little league I probably hit 2 or 3 doubles ever, the rest singles. I come up to bat, and somehow get around on a fastball and hit it right down the right field line for a homerun, breaking up the no hitter and shutout. I didn't even get that good of a swing, he just threw so hard the ball went out. We still lost the game though.

In Babe Ruth, we had an incredible pitchers duel that after 9 innings was tied 0-0. Bottom of the 10th, I hit a game winning double
 
# 19 KBomber @ 03/02/06 01:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
Question of the Day: What was your personal best sporting moment? Game winning basket? Walk off homerun? Acid, lifting a 5 pound weight w/ the Suzy Kolber workout plan?
Tackling a kid in the endzone on a punt to win a city title when I was young to get the safety. In Canadian football, tackling a punt returner in the endzone is worth a point and we wound up winning a defensive struggle 1-0. Other than that, I have fond memories of playing for Southern Ontario volleyball titles three times in high school and almost medalling in All-Ontario my senior year

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
Enough about me, what's up with you?
[Mounts Soapbox]
Is it me or do many here but is it possible to not love all the elements of a game? I note that when discussing the negative elements of a game on these boards, you can get called all kinds of names without anyone actually addressing your core comments. I find it kind of funny.

They're called "forums" for a reason and discussion means to convey opinion. If all opinion was the same, would we really be all that happy?

Is the purpose of these boards not to discuss all elements of sports-related video games, or only just the ones that are deemed "positive"? At some point don't we consider that the companies who make these products will only enhance their offerings if they are told what elements need such enhancement? Are we to only nod along in agreement with whatever is placed in front of us without ever raising a hand to say, "Hey, you can do that better"?

Maybe, I'm missing the point.....
[Dismounts soapbox]

Have fun.............
 
# 20 The GIGGAS @ 03/02/06 03:51 PM
Never played organized sports.

I'm getting new frames for my glasses. I'll see next week...

Yeah, woo.
 

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