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  • #31
    Originally posted by DixieZag View Post

    As for threads that just "wander" off topic, meh, it's summer. Anyone seen any good movies? I heard there's all kinds of controversy shooting the new Star Wars.
    i hadn't heard that. mind posting a link?

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    • #32
      Originally posted by soccerdud View Post
      i hadn't heard that. mind posting a link?
      Darn it!

      I deleted that afterward precisely because it would prove just too tempting. Tell you what, there's a Foo thread dedicated to Star Wars, we can move the whole discussion (about Star Wars) there. http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/...s-Thread/page4

      And for just the Star Wars news: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment...rs-9-problems/

      Now, if everyone can please stick to the two topics at hand, whether the MBB is a foul place devoid of heart and basketball insight, and Star Wars, that would be appreciated.
      Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
      Mark Twain.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by DixieZag View Post
        Darn it!

        I deleted that afterward precisely because it would prove just too tempting. Tell you what, there's a Foo thread dedicated to Star Wars, we can move the whole discussion (about Star Wars) there. http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/...s-Thread/page4

        And for just the Star Wars news: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment...rs-9-problems/

        Now, if everyone can please stick to the two topics at hand, whether the MBB is a foul place devoid of heart and basketball insight, and Star Wars, that would be appreciated.
        thanks, sir. now, back to whatever we were talking about before.

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        • #34
          I appreciate the theory behind the original post. If someone starts a post on "Apples", I don't particularly want to read about "Peaches" or "Grapefruit" as I make my way down the thread.
          But somebody else in this thread suggested that whenever players are discussed, the comments should be limited to only those which will be cherished by the friends and family of the player and perhaps printed out and posted on the refrigerator door in the player's mom's house. That I strongly disagree with. If one of you says "XXX - the latest walk-on guard at GU - is the greatest guard to play basketball in the history of the world", I reserve the right to disagree and to point out that there are 300 other guards who are head-and-shoulders above XXX.
          Last I checked, the point of a discussion board was to discuss things, not to kiss somebody's hindquarters with false praise and nonsensical comments.

          Go Bulldogs!
          Do not go gentle into that good night,
          Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
          Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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          • #35
            I will contend that the more "trolls" the more relevant the program is.

            A poster alluded earlier that if you want the discussion to continue then continue to post on it..."trolls" will move on if you don't feed them. This thread reads as if you are complaining about being overweight because you eat too much McDonalds and you blame McDonald's because they do not serve healthier food. Don't go to McDonald's (don't respond to posts you don't want to, if the discussion is interesting it will continue).
            I am working on being a more all around square.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by 75Zag View Post
              I appreciate the theory behind the original post. If someone starts a post on "Apples", I don't particularly want to read about "Peaches" or "Grapefruit" as I make my way down the thread.
              But somebody else in this thread suggested that whenever players are discussed, the comments should be limited to only those which will be cherished by the friends and family of the player and perhaps printed out and posted on the refrigerator door in the player's mom's house. That I strongly disagree with. If one of you says "XXX - the latest walk-on guard at GU - is the greatest guard to play basketball in the history of the world", I reserve the right to disagree and to point out that there are 300 other guards who are head-and-shoulders above XXX.
              Last I checked, the point of a discussion board was to discuss things, not to kiss somebody's hindquarters with false praise and nonsensical comments.

              Go Bulldogs!
              Right on, 75, but doubtful this is what many/most here endorse.

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              • #37
                75 -- the expectation is to temper the tearing down of the players that the staff signs here in the welcome threads--- let's wait until they get a chance to prove themselves and make an informed decision-- our recent signees have 2 or more years before the step foot on campus-- they will fill out, improve in areas and may even gain some height/weight. You have a few here who will start the teardown based upon number of stars by their name or if they are shorter than 6'5" as a guard or if they come from Utah and not California because they did not play against good enough competition to deserve an offer to play for our "Mighty" school.

                Kinda like telling you you can't work at your firm because you are not a Harvard graduate-- the partners might have saw something in you that made them willing to take a chance----even UW law school graduates can chase ambulances.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by sittingon50 View Post
                  As long as we're making/taking suggestions, here's one:

                  Try to be concise; War & Peace every freaking time you log on is boorish.
                  +1000

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                  • #39
                    Thanks to all who posted here. As usual I appreciate the diversity of opinions and I DO like to hear from those who disagree with me. However, I don't appreciate the kind of attacking that one often hears by students in Middle School and 5th grade. I am sure that members of GUBoards do not have to read these kind of juvenile statements that seem to appear on chat boards all across America. Yes! Thank God that we only have to put up with a handful of them. According to people writing on this thread there does seem to only be a handful. It's quite obvious who they are. And thank God that the majority of people who post here do know how to disagree as well as listen to others who disagree in a mature way. Finally. I also want to thank those of you who have stuck to the topic of this discussion.
                    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Zagdawg View Post
                      . . . even UW law school graduates can chase ambulances.
                      My best marketing idea ever was to post tasteful advertisements for my firm's personal injury attorneys on the ceiling inside all of the local ambulances, but my stick-in-the-mud partners (the guys from Harvard) would not let me do it. Now, back to the topic.

                      Go Bulldogs!
                      Do not go gentle into that good night,
                      Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
                      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by 75Zag View Post
                        I appreciate the theory behind the original post. If someone starts a post on "Apples", I don't particularly want to read about "Peaches" or "Grapefruit" as I make my way down the thread.
                        But somebody else in this thread suggested that whenever players are discussed, the comments should be limited to only those which will be cherished by the friends and family of the player and perhaps printed out and posted on the refrigerator door in the player's mom's house. That I strongly disagree with. If one of you says "XXX - the latest walk-on guard at GU - is the greatest guard to play basketball in the history of the world", I reserve the right to disagree and to point out that there are 300 other guards who are head-and-shoulders above XXX.
                        Last I checked, the point of a discussion board was to discuss things, not to kiss somebody's hindquarters with false praise and nonsensical comments.

                        Go Bulldogs!
                        I agree, '75. I doubt that there are very many posters who think like the one you just quoted. A good discussion does include different points of view, and I'm glad that there are some who feel like the person whom you were quoting. This person also needs to be heard even though very few would agree with him. Just as there are those who agree with your passionate reaction. Most people, I imagine, share opinions somewhere between the two of you. I disagree with Jazz's assessment that most fans here tend to think and post like the person you are quoting.
                        Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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                        • #42
                          Here is a concept for everyone, how about we post things and then discuss them without everyone being upset that conversations go in separate directions. Lets be real here, if you are on this forum, then you are already looking to waste time hemming and hawing with the rest of us, stop complaining about time being wasted reading comments you feel dont stay on topic, ESPECIALLY when the person who mentions them specifically states "OT" at the beginning of their comment, ala the lakers discussion in the Fiba thread. The complaining is about as immature as any one comment ive ever seen here, if you are truly a mature adult who is capable of having an intelligent discussion, then why even spend your time complaining about intelligent discourse? Jeez.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by thebigsmoove View Post
                            Here is a concept for everyone, how about we post things and then discuss them without everyone being upset that conversations go in separate directions. Lets be real here, if you are on this forum, then you are already looking to waste time hemming and hawing with the rest of us, stop complaining about time being wasted reading comments you feel dont stay on topic, ESPECIALLY when the person who mentions them specifically states "OT" at the beginning of their comment, ala the lakers discussion in the Fiba thread. The complaining is about as immature as any one comment ive ever seen here, if you are truly a mature adult who is capable of having an intelligent discussion, then why even spend your time complaining about intelligent discourse? Jeez.
                            New here?

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by jazzdelmar View Post
                              New here?
                              not really, but my attention has been sporadic at times.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by thebigsmoove View Post
                                not really, but my attention has been sporadic at times.
                                Stick around, we can always use critical thinking.

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