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PurpleDawg last won the day on July 17

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  1. PurpleDawg

    Frogs in the Minors 2018

    Not trying to jump in on your excellent work here, Double L. I was just looking at the baseball team's Twitter page and this just came in. Thor got a promotion!
  2. PurpleDawg

    FROGS in the MLB 2018

    Long day for Cubs as Cardinals' Matt Carpenter hits 3 homers and 2 doubles in 18-5 victory The Cardinals won 18-5 with 12 of them reaching base. They really needed only one guy, though: First baseman Matt Carpenter went 5-for-5 with three home runs and two doubles. The last big-leaguer to do that? Kris Bryant, in 2016. And before that? No one. “He’s a pretty cool guy to share it with,” Bryant said, noting that Carpenter opened the season in a funk, batting .140 through May 15. He’s now at .274 after raising his average 11 points in one game. Carpenter’s first blast was epic, a drive off the video board in right field that displays the lineups. He homered again off Lester in the second and took fellow left-hander Brian Duensing out of the park in the sixth. His 16 total bases tied the Cardinals’ single-game franchise record. He also tied Lou Brock’s Cardinals record with his 21st career leadoff home run. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-cardinals-20180720-story.html#
  3. PurpleDawg

    The continuing saga of Baylor Athletics

    Why would they scapegoat the football program when it was one of the biggest moneymakers on campus? Why not just single out individuals to take the fall?
  4. PurpleDawg

    The Sports Dump

    Paul Finebaum slams UNC coach Larry Fedora for 'just plain stupid' CTE comments "...But I don’t understand how you can talk about this being bad for the country. That’s just plain stupid, and I really have to wonder, as scary and as sad as those comments are, Bob, how this great university can stand behind someone uttering these type of comments. “I realize everyone has a right to express themselves, but if you’re watching at home as a potential recruit to North Carolina or if you’re a parent of a child on that team, I’d be thinking seriously about running down to Chapel Hill right now and grabbing my son and saying, ‘You’re not playing for this guy’ because that’s incomprehensible that in 2018 you can make those statements. And listen, I realize you go up and down the dial right now, you’re going to hear some equally stupid statement about politics and world peace, but we’re talking about college football here, Bob. … " ~Paul Finebaum https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/07/larry-fedora-unc-football-cte-concussion-paul-finebaum-espn-outside-the-lines?src=rss
  5. PurpleDawg

    The Sports Dump

    Well, our Founders better get busy... "Jones is the CEO of Texas A&M megasite TexAgs. He bought into the upstart in 1999, around the time football die-hards were making the final migration from faxed newsletters and 900 numbers to the internet. And while his site has expanded to include a studio and 24 full-time employees, Jones said that the message board remains the "soul of what we're doing."
  6. PurpleDawg

    The Official Vladimir Putin World Cup Thread

    I remember really loving the view from the top, even way back then. You could see the Monkey Wards building really easily, of course, and the courthouse.
  7. PurpleDawg

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    I also love how the picture taker doesn't care. 😁
  8. PurpleDawg

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    I want to give that x1000 happy votes! ^
  9. PurpleDawg

    TCU Tennis 2017-18

    What other college sports fan board has not only an active, dedicated tennis thread, but TWO, count 'em, TWO highly skilled and knowledgeable correspondents covering the sport, ladies and gentlemen? Let's hear it for Jared and FractalFrog! 👏
  10. PurpleDawg

    FROGS in the NFL 2018

  11. PurpleDawg

    The Official Vladimir Putin World Cup Thread

    That place has been a dump for the 45(?) years since I started going there, first to watch North Side High School football games, then to march in the band at halftime for the mighty Castleberry High School Lions football games. I can only imagine the TLC it needs now. Casa Manana and a couple of bars were the only things close by back then.
  12. Yes. This is why we need @Duquesne Frog here. He was not authorized time off during the Countdown Thread.
  13. PurpleDawg

    The Sports Dump

    Don't be a stranger, @AlohaFrog!
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    I find with audio books that I don't get as much out of them as I do reading a book. I suppose it has something to do with the way I learn, as I'm a visual learner, rather than audible learner. When I took a long road trip from here in Portland to Texas several years ago, I was excited to bring along the audio book versions of two Jane Austen books I hadn't read (shocking, I know!) being read by one of the Redgraves and it was not enjoyable for me at all. It may also have a lot to do with the fact that mostly while listening to the book, I was doing something else (driving), so my mind wasn't totally focused on the story. It was a big disappointment, because I really wanted to like audio books.
  15. PurpleDawg

    The Sports Dump

    “Our game is under attack,” Fedora said. “I fear that the game will be pushed so far from what we know that we won’t recognize it 10 years from now. And if it does, our country will go down, too.” 😵