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  1. Middle Buffalo

    **Movies that we Watch** Thread

    That’s great.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I went to one Bulls game in the Jordan era. It was the year Jordan was out with his broken foot. I can’t believe I didn’t save up and go to at least one game, but I remember it being pretty expensive. Oh well. The series was great. I know that it’s mostly about MJ, but I think it could have given a little more time to the ‘94 Bulls. Scottie was incredible that season. A little more backstory on Kukoc’s transition to the team. More about how Krause built the team. Not a huge complaint. None of it happens without MJ, but some of the time spent on his security could have been cut, for example, to make room for more of the teammates.
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    **Movies that we Watch** Thread

    This is the unanswerable question for me. Along with The Karate Kid, Stand By Me and Back to the Future are my 3 most watched movies. if I had to choose between BTF and SBM, I think I’d go with Back to the Future. It’s easier to pick up at any point and ride to the finish. Karate Kid is right there for the same reason. Stand By Me is great. I love the sentimentality of it. Stephen King writes kids so well. “I never had any friends later in like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?” That line gets me every time. My group of friends when I was 11 & 12 played baseball, football, and Intellivision every day. We followed the Sox religiously - took the Archer express to the games by ourselves. It was the summer of ‘83 through the end of ‘84. Then we just drifted apart one by one. But, I don’t think we’ll ever forget each other.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Keep us posted.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Guys - in addition to social distancing, can we practice an economy of words when posting?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Literally made me laugh out loud.
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    Podcasts

    Listening to the Parkins and McNeil’s podcast review of The Last Dance, and McNeil is talking about how distasteful it is to see the way Pippen and Jordan treated Krause. While I agree, it’s funny to hear that take from McNeil. He’s one of the top few guys in Chicago radio I’d expect to act less than professional toward a boss he didn’t respect. Of course, he criticizes players for lack of hustle, dedication, etc., and he’s not exactly Cal Ripken when it comes to consecutive work days.
  8. Middle Buffalo

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I felt bad for Pippen when Oakley was doing the Senior/Freshman bullying when Scottie was a rookie. Oakley slapping Pippen was a complete dick move.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I always thought there was a rule in the collective bargaining agreement that prohibited renegotiating contracts, and that is why Reinsdorf warned Scottie not to sign his 7 year contract. I swear that was what they used to say on the Score. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/28/sports/sports-of-the-times-pippen-is-right-but-wrong.html “TLD” made it seem like it was just a Reinsdorf policy.
  10. Bruce Jenner went to bed a man...woke up a woman. Pretty extraordinary. Happened in my lifetime.
  11. My kids’ morning soccer games in September and some of October were brutal just to sit on the sideline under an umbrella or tent, and at the time I was conditioned to it by working outside. It wasn’t much better at night.
  12. Parkman’s cousin is somewhat wrong. It’s monsoon season June 15 til the end of September. Not usually a ton of rain, but definitely some violent thunder and windstorms from time to time. It is humid - not Texas or Chicago humid - but humid enough when combined with 110 degrees that outside work isn’t easy. Most construction work is done by 2pm. Road construction is done at night. Being outside during the day is no joke. It’s not even comfortable to swim - the sun is so brutal. I hardly ever swim before dinner.
  13. July thru September outside in AZ are no joke. I assume they’d play night games, but it’s actually humid during those months in addition to being 100+ every day.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Watch him when someone else is talking. He stands at the side swinging his arms and swaying back and forth like a six year old in church. Sounds like he’s ready to ignore the health experts so we “can get back to work.”
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    He sounds like a dope. Providing summaries of what he “meant” is dishonest. The voting people need to see just how inept he is.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Trump - not exactly a “buck stops here” type of leader during this crisis.
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    RIP Ed Farmer

    Sad news. I probably liked him more than most - especially when he was paired with Rooney. Underrated announcer.
  18. Middle Buffalo

    2020 Catch-All

    Thanks, Tex. I’m a little like Ron Kittle. I won Rookie of the Year, am easily recognized (same avatar for 15 years), and now I’m just part of the White Sox scenery.
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    2020 Catch-All

    Tomorrow is my 15 year anniversary on this site. I still check in pretty much every day. This site has been a blessing for an out of state Sox fan. Kudos to all who post and moderate. Hopefully, we have some baseball to talk about soon. This season is the most excited I’ve been about a team in several years.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Not to make this political, but didn’t Trump & Fox News originally claim this virus was a hoax and/or politically motivated to make him look bad? Now he’s talking about how quickly, bigly, and greatly he reacted? So, which is it? A true pandemic or a hoax?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yep. Also, Coronavirus is a lower respiratory affliction. It shouldn’t feel like chest congestion. It’s more like pneumonia from what I’ve seen.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I have pretty bad dust/grass/weed allergies, but I had to take care of my yard this weekend. Now, I have a sore throat, cough, and chest congestion. Not exactly the best time for those symptoms, but it’s typical for when I do a lot of yard work. As long as I don’t get a fever...
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    Sox in Discussions for Moncada Extension per Y2Jimmy

    I agree. It either happens or it doesn’t.
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    Charges brought in White Sox ticket scheme

    Makes sense. Thanks.
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    Charges brought in White Sox ticket scheme

    I’m sure someone knows the answer - why are there always guys outside the stadiums buying extra tickets right before the game?
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