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  1. 6 hours ago, mattie g said:

    Does anyone track the hummingbird migration so they can be ready to put the feeders out? I didn't know about this site before, so I put out a feeder about three weeks ago when we had that warm stretch. To no one's surprise, no hummingbirds showed up.


    Looks like they generally show up here right around April 10, so I'm going to put another feeder out today.



    1 hour ago, FXW176 said:

    Heh, put my feeders out during that warm stretch too @mattie g. Only to pull them back in when we dropped in the 20s. No sightings yet, but back out they go. And Amazon was kind enough to deliver a Peterson Hummingbird Field Guide today. :)

    lol i follow that as well...figured i'd put mine out this weekend

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  2. 13 minutes ago, nj2va said:

    We’d stand a decent shot at emerging as spot 2 from group play you’d think? 

    yeah, i think we'd be favored to advance over iran or whatever team is the 4th for sure...

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  3. 20 minutes ago, toolsheds said:

    Ask your buddy if he watched all of the old Peter Shilton Keeper training videos.    They were the on cue every year at GK Camp growing up. 

    will do

  4. 2 minutes ago, mattie g said:

    It's crazy. He's done the same thing multiple times now.

    I was texting with my buddies during the game and I said that I'm almost done with him. You just can't have those kinds of errors game-in and game-out. Matt Turner is definitely good enough to take that #1 spot. Gaga Slonina will almost certainly be our #1 over the next few years, but it's still too early. I'd be good with Turner, Steffen, Solonina as our three keepers in Qatar.

     i'd take horvath over zach too...i had a buddy over last night who is a pretty successful youth coach and played GK growing up in england, and i learned some new phrases that i won't repeat lol...

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  5. 1 minute ago, North Balti Zen said:

    Groups are, therefore, comprised of one from pot one, one from pot two, one from pot 3 and one from pot 4. 

    right. so you want be in a higher pot if possible...the US being in pot 2 isn't too bad...it means there will only be one team ranked higher than them in their group

  6. Just now, mattie g said:

    It was a bit of a dead-rubber match, but it was weird to go through despite losing. We didn't play poorly, either. Costa Rica took advantage of that one set piece, then Zack Steffen sh*t the bed again on a claiming a free kick. I can't stress enough how frustrating it is when you have a keeper who doesn't command the box well and/or will confidently collect crosses.

    I think this team is built to play against teams that don't sit in a lower block - basically a team that allows a bit more space. We should see this much more in the World Cup than in qualifying, so I think we'll put on a good show.

    agree, especially with the bolded...he should have given up a goal against panama for the same reason...anyway, relieved they qualified, now i just have to pretend to be on the fence about watching the WC for a while...

  7. Just now, mattie g said:

    There will be that little measure of concern until we finish the job. I mean...there's no way this Costa Rica team scores six goals on us, let alone six unanswered goals, but that nagging concern will still be there.

    I'm with you though. Go down there and get three points to close it out. That would be phenomenal.

    You know what's crazy? The absolutely ridiculous CONCACAF yellow card accumulation rule will be applied to the playoff game with New Zealand. There are nine Costa Rica players n a yellow, so if any of them pick up another tonight then they'll be suspended for that playoff game. That's just nuts. I feel for them, but I'd be surprised if most of them start since the chances of making up that GD against us are so incredibly slim.

    i read that, too...apparently FIFA waived that rule for the UEFA playoffs but i don't know if you want to count on that happening for the NZ game if you are costa rica, so i would expect them to run a B team out there as well...get the three and hope everyone gets healthy between now and november

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  8. On 3/28/2022 at 8:09 AM, mattie g said:

    Fantastic ass-kicking of Panama by the US last night. The only way we don't go to the World Cup is if we lose to Costa Rica by six goals or more on Wednesday...and even if we do (which we won't), we would still play a playoff against New Zealand for one final spot.

    Even though the 2022 World Cup is probably one cycle too early for this crop of players, when this team is fully healthy it's going to be really fun to watch. The great thing is that these guys will be in their primes come the 2026 World Cup here in the US (and Mexico and Canada)!


    On 3/28/2022 at 9:53 AM, toolsheds said:

    Definitely was a good match.  They were focused and delivered. 

    no worries about qualifying (mostly lol) but would still love to get a result tonight for the first time ever down there

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  9. 18 hours ago, CAPE said:

    So Commanders fans(shit that still sounds so lame) what y'all think of the new addition to the QB room?


    as an Eagles fan let me just say i'm all for it

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  10. On 11/20/2017 at 10:37 AM, Juliancolton said:

    If you move beyond the local FM station playing Mariah Carey on repeat for two months, there's a wealth of pretty good Christmas music to be found with a little digging. The problem is that it takes some effort to find stuff that isn't just the 100,000th cover of O Holy Night so sometimes it's easier to just turn on the Warren Zevon or ELO and pretend like you're Jewish.

    was looking for a warren zevon reference i made a while back and this post turned up...have to bump just for a zevon/elo rec...amazing, there can't be very many of us lol

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  11. 33 minutes ago, mattie g said:

    One of my best friends had Stage 3 colon cancer at 26. He had been slightly symptomatic since college, and it was only his wife's intervention (newly married) that forced him to get checked out. He ended up having a colectomy, and <knock on wood> he's luckily been free of cancer since.

    Crazy...a 26-year-old having colon cancer. I remember hearing that his doctor had recently (at that time) been seeing quite an uptick in colon cancer diagnoses among younger men. Not cool at all. 

    That's horrible...wife saved his life no doubt

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  12. 21 minutes ago, Maestrobjwa said:

    Folks, I'd like a fresh start. I wanna put every bad post I've done in the garbage and wipe the slate clean. Committed to getting better--I am so sorry for all my mischief and the mess yesterday and...every other bad post made the rest of the time--I'm kinda sick about all of it. This forum doesn't need my antics. Taking all criticism under consideration and reflection. I think I can be better...need to just process stuff better. Have a blessed day.

    it's a weather forum, relax man

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  13. 7 hours ago, toolsheds said:

    I was supposed to get mine at 45 because my mother had colon cancer.  I didn't and my Dr. now says that I have to get it at 52, which was 10 years before she had it........I think I need a new Dr. 

    yeah that’s bad…my mom died from colon cancer in her 50s so I got my first colonoscopy at 35

  14. 1 hour ago, Hurricane Agnes said:

    IIRC, with all the fantastic stats that Harden has racked up over the years, he has never been on a team that won a championship (the same issue seen with people like Allen Iverson or Patrick Ewing).  So as long as Embiid doesn't get injured and given where they stand at the moment (even without any Simmons at all this season), and if the chemistry works out somehow (with Harden becoming the sort of "vet" of the team), then he could help propel the '76ers into the playoffs.  IMHO, Simmons probably never wanted to be here in the first place and we ended up with what we got... :huh:

    it's a gamble and Morey is staking his career (at least in philly) on it but it should be fun

    16 minutes ago, Birds~69 said:

    They had to overpay to be done w/diva Simmons and his lofty contract. Imagine having a salary of 35mil/yr and opt to stay home? I could hate everyone in the organization, people throwing rocks/hand grenades on my way to work and I'd still go. 

    Correct and most people don't know this but is huge. Harden is only under contract though next season. My guess is if the Sixers don't win a championship this year or next they won't extend Harden which is great and move on since he'll be 35. Hell, they saved money this year fining Simmons more than 20mil for not attending practices, meetings and such. 

    agreed on all counts

  15. wish they didn’t have to give up Seth or Drummond but they’ll pick up a center in the buyout market…Seth will be tougher to replace but I guess they are counting on joe  to keep progressing…overall it was more than I thought they’d have to give up but it defintiely makes them better now and the fact that Harden is reportedly opting in for next year is actually huge…I’m excited to see what harden can do…

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