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  • #141566

    chicowalker
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    The first time I saw the Bosstones it was in a basement. Didn’t cost $40 :lol:   Dickie Barrett kicked me in the squash at Club babyhead swinging from a pipe.  I will linger in the back next week like the old man I am

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    #141567

    02062
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    Dickie was a helluva student council secretary in 7th grade.

    #141568

    BrianInLA
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    Sometimes I listen to Eddie Trunk’s show on Sirius and his callers sound insane with the amount of money they plunk down for concerts. Some guy was talking about dropping like 700 to see Kiss. What the fuck. That’s ludicrous.

    I saw them in ’89 and they were fine but they were even old then. Living Colour and Guns and Roses were the openers at the LA Coliseum and I was more interested in Living Colour than anything. I’ve passed on them a number of times since. My wife just up out of the blue mentioned it yesterday. They play next Saturday night, so just go ahead and make that happen. I’ll be ready to go at 4, don’t forget to get a babysitter too and oh maybe dinner/drinks before.

    Wife #2, to this day, still swears to me that Springsteen played this show and not the Stones. No matter how many times I correct her and actually point to set lists online, she insists there was a show where both of those same bands opened for Bruce at the same LA Coliseum. I’ve given up. They even wrote about it and everything.

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-10-15-ca-474-story.html

    $35 to see the Stones, G&R and Living Colour circa 1989? 275,000 fans? That must have been some amazing show. With or without Springsteen.

     

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    #141569

    Lebron
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    Total last minute deal, I was in college in Tucson at the time and a guy I knew had a buddy at USC that let us crash there.  It was a shit ton of fun and I was too young and dumb to understand anything about the area.  Had no idea you didn’t wander beyond the ‘SC grounds without an armed escort, like staying at a Jamaican resort.

    The other was when U2 was filming Rattle and Hum, they had some filming issue from other shows and needed more footage, so they announced 2 shows at Sun Devil Stadium for 5 bucks.  They announced it on the radio and a shit ton of people emptied out of school and on to I10. It was right before Christmas so a bunch of people had flights scheduled and were scrambling like mad to rearrange.

    #141570

    Lebron
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    I remember seeing Bad Santa and thinking that the kid who kept offering to make everyone sandwiches was a young Harley Race.

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    #141571

    Coma
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    This has zero to do with anything going on now, but I was doing a site search and came upon Beaker’s lyrics submission when we put SMY’s name to Jose Feliciano’s Xmas song:

    Shalise Manza Young
    Shalise Manza Young
    Shalise Manza Young
    Went to the baño
    What have they done?

    I want to wish you a Merry Christmas
    It’s just a shame when somebody pisses
    On the seat where the chica sits-es
    And then the crust from the Pizza Huuuuut

    :lol:

    Somehow that came up in my search results when I was looking for where Ryan wrote a column saying he hated football.

    I’m still looking for that specific Ryan column. I did find this recent one – https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/09/21/barbaric-nature-football-troubling/DaBl2jq47uMoz53lQbJBsI/story.html – in which he calls the sport “barbaric”. But I could have sworn there was something years or even decades earlier where Ryan acknowledged a hatred for the game. Anybody remember?

    I can’t remember a timeframe of when Ryan wrote an anti-football column, but I’m sure one exists.

    What I do remember is an April Fools joke that the staff at Comcast Sports played on Ryan a few years ago. Everyone was in the newsroom and they told Bob that his assignment was to cover the Patriots signing a linebacker (this was an Adam Seward level signing.) Ryan reacted like he had to cover a sewage explosion, then they let him know it was a joke and everyone had a good laugh

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    #141572

    Feejis
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    Flipped on this stupid mini golf game show on ABC and douchebag Tessitore is the announcer. And he’s attempting a hipster beard also. Steph Curry also involved. At least Rob Riggle probably needs the money.

    #141573

    Feejis
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    Then noticing Stephs wife has a cooking show on ABC right after that one. Nobody cares the media company with the biggest NBA contract pays $ to a star player and his wife for shows on said network?

    #141574

    Lefty
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    Then noticing Stephs wife has a cooking show on ABC right after that one. Nobody cares the media company with the biggest NBA contract pays $ to a star player and his wife for shows on said network?

    No Patriots involved, so, no, no one cares

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    #141575

    Coma
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    I feel like I’ve posted this before, but I was surprised to see that NFL HOF game is being played tonight.

    The inductions are still being held on Saturday, so I’m not sure what was wrong with the old timeline of inductions on Saturday and HOF game on Monday night.

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    #141576

    Lebron
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    Flipped on this stupid mini golf game show on ABC and douchebag Tessitore is the announcer. And he’s attempting a hipster beard also. Steph Curry also involved. At least Rob Riggle probably needs the money.

    Riggle also working Shark Week on Discovery.  He’d emcee a bar mitzfah for 20 bucks

    #141577

    Lebron
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    I feel like I’ve posted this before, but I was surprised to see that NFL HOF game is being played tonight.

    The inductions are still being held on Saturday, so I’m not sure what was wrong with the old timeline of inductions on Saturday and HOF game on Monday night.

    Maybe for those that travel they’d rather get out on Sunday?  Even the inductees don’t want to hang out the extra day.  Once you do the jacket stuff tomorrow and the speeches Saturday you just want to get the fuck out of Ohio.  The game is so bad might as well do it the first night that way you can just get loaded and sleep it off until Friday night

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    #141578

    Lebron
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    I love that the Broncos new coach had to have kidney stones removed today.  Anytime you get the chance to hire a first time coach at age 62…

    #141579

    Lebron
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    I guess he’s 60 and he didn’t pass the stone.

    #141580

    Miserable Fellow
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    I watched five minutes of the HOF game, during which new HOF inductee Ed Reed was interviewed and took an unprompted dump on Charley Casserly. The interviewer was asking Reed about lukewarm newspaper headlines about him when he was drafted. Reed said something like “Yeah, a lot of guys missed on me, including Charley Casserley who interviewed me before the draft but didn’t pick me. Do you believe he’s still getting paid?” :lol:

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    #141581

    Miserable Fellow
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    Someone put that online.

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    #141582

    jforb
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    Did he call him Cassidy? :lol:

    #141583

    Canadian Soldier
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    My wife came into the room while I was watching some NFLN segment with Casserly a few months ago and said, “That guy needs to get a better hairpiece.”  She’s right, too: the guy’s rug is too freaking obvious and the rich, brown “hair” doesn’t match Casserly’s wrinkled, 60-year-old face.

     

     

    #141584

    Coma
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    He’s a big sumbitch too. Everything goes back to teams getting all ass hurt when someone hits a moonshot home run off them and doesn’t get around the bases fast enough for their rule of the unwrittens liking. And apparently it was the Pirates mad at the Reds for some home run from a series earlier in the season. So let’s throw a baseball at a guy in the ultimate chickenshit I have a hard ball and you don’t move.

    I’m almost a month overdue in mentioning this, but there were hard feelings between the Cubs and Pirates in early July due to Pittsburgh pitchers throwing high and inside to Chicago batters. What was noteworthy was this report about Genius Joe, postgame:

    Joe Maddon – with an empty glass of red wine on his desk – said Pirates tendency to go up and in has gotten out of hand. Said he “can’t wait” to face Pirates in Chicago next week.

    You’d think it would be a bigger deal, but Joe’s alcohol-fueled vow of revenge didn’t get much attention. I think there would be a significant uproar if, say, Ron Rivera finished a beer and said that the Falcons offensive linemen better “watch their backs” the next time they play the Panthers.

    I’m also late on a tidbit from PK’s column on Monday. He mentioned how different the Ravens look this year as some familiar faces have moved on. He lists Suggs, Flacco, CJ Mosley and Eric Weddle. The first three were first round picks by Baltimore and regular starters. Weddle was an established player in San Diego and a semi-high profile free agent. King also included ZaDarius Smith on his list of departures. Smith’s name stood out because it wasn’t as recognizable and also, literally, because King didn’t include a link to a Rotoworld page for Smith like he did for all the others.

    #141585

    Danny Duberstein
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    My wife came into the room while I was watching some NFLN segment with Casserly a few months ago and said, “That guy needs to get a better hairpiece.” She’s right, too: the guy’s rug is too freaking obvious and the rich, brown “hair” doesn’t match Casserly’s wrinkled, 60-year-old face.

    He’d be thrilled you think he’s only 60

    #141586

    Lebron
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    If I was the Pirates I’d fire the first pitch right at the Cubs dugout specifically at fuckface Joe while having everyone bum rush the dugout in a coordinated attack.  Better than all of this oops the ball slipped bullshit.  At least make it blatant and unmistakable.  In unrelated although similar thoughts if I was the Cowboys or the Chargers I’d hire a guy to take a bat to Elliot’s/Gordon’s knees.  You don’t want to play?  Fine.  I’ll make sure you’ll never play again.  I also would have kept Anthony Davis and ran him into the ground then taken a bat to his knee and announce to the Lakers you want him fine he’s all yours.

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    #141587

    02062
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    If I was the Pirates I’d fire the first pitch right at the Cubs dugout specifically at fuckface Joe while having everyone bum rush the dugout in a coordinated attack. Better than all of this oops the ball slipped bullshit. At least make it blatant and unmistakable. In unrelated although similar thoughts if I was the Cowboys or the Chargers I’d hire a guy to take a bat to Elliot’s/Gordon’s knees. You don’t want to play? Fine. I’ll make sure you’ll never play again. I also would have kept Anthony Davis and ran him into the ground then taken a bat to his knee and announce to the Lakers you want him fine he’s all yours.

     

     

    #141590

    Lebron
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    Not sure what’s funnier, Carmelo saying that now he’s ready to play or Screamin’ A interviewing him wearing a sling claiming he sustained a boxing injury.

    #141591

    chicowalker
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    Fuck Carmelo Anthony. The best thing he ever did after college was agree to do that ESPN profile where he pretended to be a CEO.  I know the flags will fly half-staff at the Ringer forever because he will never have a ring (sorry, hipsters, but “hoodie Melo” isn’t a thing, nobody gives a fuck about Olympic basketball) but I couldn’t be happier.  Chris Paul too.

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    #141592

    Fred West Lynn
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    Since we’re doing a bit of concert talk, I hope someone has firsthand recent knowledge of the Xfinity Center in Mansfield.

    Going there for the first time  in years to see Beck. Any guidance as to the worth of the Express Parking package they offer a la carte (already hold show tix)? Looks like $50/car for the lot and $60 for the “Fast Exit” option.

    Spent lots of time in years passed in the conga line to get out to 95, so wondering if this is as-reasonable-an-option-as-$50-for “free parking” can be.

    Experiences?

     

     

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