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Colorado Rockies 1976

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In Topic: 2014 Miami Dolphins thread

Today, 06:57 PM

Geez talk about deja vu...after a big win over the Pats last year they laid an egg against the Bills then too.


Who would have thought Buffalo 2-0 and New Orleans 0-2 though :P


This is the problem with the Jets, the Bills, and the Dolphins.  It seems like every time any of those teams come up with an inspiring win over the Pats (and all three teams have done that in recent years), they never find a way to build off it. 

In Topic: Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

Yesterday, 07:28 PM

One of those nights where all of the bugaboos are on display:  Zack throwing a gazillon pitches, d'Arnaud's poor defense on display, team not hitting. Glad I'm not out there seeing all of that in person.

In Topic: NFL Week 2!!!

Yesterday, 07:21 PM

My folks used it as a last resort- but believe me, when I got hit, I deserved it. I was a wise-ass who didn't always respect authority, and if I mouthed off or showed them disrespect, my dad gave me the back of his hand. But again, it was reserved for when I REALLY stepped out of line. I will raise my kids the same way. But I can certainly respect where you're coming from CR. There's a difference between discipline and abuse.


I don't think there's right and wrong when it comes to raising and disciplining children, as long as it's not outright abuse.  I'm definitely not saying hitting your kids automatically equates to abuse by default (and I can tell you understand that I wasn't going there).  For the parents who do choose to give their kids a quick whack or two when everything else has failed and they have simply had enough (parents are human and far from perfect of course...they can only take so much)...I think in very limited doses, that won't lead to kids being scarred for life. 


It's funny, you learn from your parents' mistakes...one thing I hated about my dad is that he didn't hesitate to embarrass me in front of my friends or anyone else...heaven forbid he took a few seconds to pull me aside and discipline me privately.  I decided a long time ago that I would always take my daughter in as private a setting as possible to let her know when her behavior is not acceptable. 

In Topic: NFL Week 2!!!

Yesterday, 12:42 PM

Yeah absolutely. The kid is 4 years old. It's one thing to give the kid a couple wacks with the wooden spoon or a slap (my parents hit me when they felt it was necessary, and when they did I deserved it and I'm glad they did it because it taught me a lesson), but this is flat out unacceptable.


The spoon or hairbrush was my mother's weapon of choice.  My father was fine just using his hands.  My dad was quite capable of turning around to smack me or my brother while he was driving without even swerving.


I wouldn't say I was an abused kid, but my dad wasn't shy about hitting either one of us if he felt like he should...even in front of our friends.  It's not like he was the only dad who was like that...I witnessed some of my friends get smacked too, and the 70s and 80s were a much different time...that being said, I thought it sucked then and think it sucks now.  It was humiliating and demeaning, more than anything else..I think my dad could've gotten his points across without slapping me (I had more than one fat lip and bloody nose as a result of his temper).  One time I kicked him in self-defense and he really let me have it.


When I was a kid I got into a lot of fistfights (up until I was about 12), and I think my dad's hitting me had something to do with it.  I don't hesitate to yell at or punish my 6-year-old daughter if she's doing something wrong, but I decided a long time ago that I'm never going the hitting route with her or any future children I might have.  I just don't believe in it.

In Topic: Training Camp invites

Yesterday, 09:39 AM

Geez, it's one thing to ask one or two guys to come in on a tryout, but this amount is more befitting of a team looking to get by for a year while they're counting down the day until they have a chance to nab Connor McDavid.  Tri said that this may be more about having some vets to fill out preseason lineups, and that could very well be it, but five of these guys...sheesh.

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