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Damn JS...you be blowin' me away...lol.

"Class, your assignment for tonight is to write a 1000 word essay on the subject 'Patrick Ewing...Man or Myth'..." LOL

Ralph Sampson...a blast from the past...one of the "Twin Towers". Big disappointment...not as bad as Shawn Bradley or Chan Ho Park...but did not achieve one-quarter of the hype.

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I promise to stop teasing Spear about Troy-boy. Actually, I rate him about as high as Terry Bradshaw. Both decent caretakers, but neither a game breaker or especially unique. I can name 10 players on the Steelers or the Cowboys that were more valueable.

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I have trivia for you boys...wonder if you can answer without Googling???

"Glory Road" is a new film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Directed by James Gartner Starring Josh Lucas

This is the story of the 1st All-Black Starting Five to win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

Here's the trivia...

This movie got made because of the story related to Bruckheimer by an very famous opposing player from the Championship game.

Name the teams and who told the story???

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1966 Texas Western vs. Kentucky...


That player would now be Pat Riley!!!!

C'mon dUck, am I correct?


P.S. The only reason I knew that was because of the commercials I've been seeing on ESPN.com. I only took notice when I saw Pat Riley's face.


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I didn't Google... I Dogpiled :)

Seriously, I wouldn't have known the answer anyhow. Never did pay enough attention to NCAA basketball.

Another huge rundown by Steed... maybe he should enter the NFL draft instead of LenDale White :D

The three to watch - definitely LeBron, Yao, and Amare Stoudemire.

Now, if I could only sidetrack Steed to do a similar rundown on the NFL Draft candidates when the official list is out tomorrow... I would especially like to hear who he thinks is going where in the first round, and why, and what their future prospects are :)
 

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I've got some trivia for you.

You need to get all 3 answers though, in order to get "7" of my very precious reputation points.


1) In one of Oliver Stone's greatest films, Wall Street (1987), who was originally supposed to play the part of Gordon Gekko? Just to be clear, amazingly, Michael Douglas was NOT the 1st choice (and yes, it's sports related).

2) In another classic Michael Douglas film, Fatal Attraction (1986), which famous basketball player's name was mentioned on the radio in the scene where Mike Douglas is walking through the NY downtown parking lot, only to discover that there's a bunch of acid burning through the hood of his car?

Sidenote: Very esoteric question... :D :lolup:

3) Again in Wall Street, we see that Daryl Hannah and Sean Young are once again sharing the big screen. What movie, several years before Wall Street, featured both stars.


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1966 Texas Western vs. Kentucky...


That player would now be Pat Riley!!!!

C'mon dUck, am I correct?


P.S. The only reason I knew that was because of the commercials I've been seeing on ESPN.com. I only took notice when I saw Pat Riley's face.


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Damn!!! Twenty minute trivia...lol. Figured you'd get it quick.

Suppose to be a great flick...like "Hoosiers" or "Remember the Titans".

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NFL Draft...

According to Jerry Jones...Cowboys will NOT be drafting a new kicker...they will be BUYING a new kicker...lol.

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Spearmaster


Now, if I could only sidetrack Steed to do a similar rundown on the NFL Draft candidates when the official list is out tomorrow... I would especially like to hear who he thinks is going where in the first round, and why, and what their future prospects are :)


Hahaha, big thanks Spearmaster!

But, I would know as much about college football as Koreans know about Spanish. We both may have heard a couple of names/words, but don't know enough about it to have any confidence to say anything out loud. :D

Hockey, tennis, basketball, and baseball are my specialties. I hope to someday soon, add football (although I do know a good amount about the NFL already) to list... and then soccer. I can certainly understand the hype surrounding the college game (football and basketball), but I can't identify with an athlete unless I've known about him/her for some time. And with most sports, I need numbers to help me evaluate a player accurately. With college hoops or football, that rarely indicates how the player will do in the big leagues. At that point, I have to trust what the scouting reports say.

Heck, I would have thought players like Miles Simon, Bo Kimble, or an Ed O'Bannon would be household names, once their NBA careers unfolded. :confused:


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I've got some trivia for you.

You need to get all 3 answers though, in order to get "7" of my very precious reputation points.


1) In one of Oliver Stone's greatest films, Wall Street (1987), who was originally supposed to play the part of Gordon Gekko? Just to be clear, amazingly, Michael Douglas was NOT the 1st choice (and yes, it's sports related). Pat Riley cause they comb their hair the same.

2) In another classic Michael Douglas film, Fatal Attraction (1986), which famous basketball player's name was mentioned on the radio in the scene where Mike Douglas is walking through the NY downtown parking lot, only to discover that there's a bunch of acid burning through the hood of his car?
All I can think of is Patrick Ewing...hope I get over this soon.

Sidenote: Very esoteric question... :D :lolup:

3) Again in Wall Street, we see that Daryl Hannah and Sean Young are once again sharing the big screen. What movie, several years before Wall Street, featured both stars. Very young Blade Runners.


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Very much doubt I got more than one...lol.

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Daffy

Very much doubt I got more than one...lol.

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You got more than one, you got 'em all!!!


Ch-ching... "7" reputation points for: "DAFFY"


1) Pat Riley was originally offered the part of Gordon Gekko by Stone, which shocked me when I had read about that at ESPN.com (during the Christmas Holidays). But frankly, that makes perfect sense. The best part about the way Douglas' hair was in the movie, it's literally the exact same length in the back as Riley's. :thumbsup:


2) Good guess. I think that the movie (Fatal Attraction) was released around Christmas time of '86 (as I seem to recall), around the same time that Platoon was released. In that particular scene, you can hear the game announcer mentioning Patrick Ewing's name (on the parking attendant's radio). I assume that the movie was filmed in either the fall of '05 or more likely in '06. In whichever case, it was either in Ewing's rookie campaign or the year after.


3) "Very young Blade Runners" (lol) Quite right on that one. Those actresses were very young at the time. I'd have to think that two movies were the biggest movies either actress was involved with. They may have had better roles, but those are two classics (films).

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About college football and NFL (and certainly baseball & basketball), I'd have to guess that the dUck's specialty would be football. Would that be an accurate assessment Daffy?


Well guys, I'm having a blast in this sports section. :thumbsup: I'll start coming up with some more sports questions. :what:


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You got more than one, you got 'em all!!!



Ch-ching... "7" reputation points for: "DAFFY"

Hot-damn!!! That was a miracle...lol. I should be in Vegas.

Sean Young was good in "Stripes" (Bill Murray fan). I like her raspy "bedroom" voice...hubba...hubba.

As far as my sports trivia knowledge goes...I am equally versed in all sports...I know very little about all of them...lol.

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Sean Young was good in "Stripes" (Bill Murray fan). I like her raspy "bedroom" voice...hubba...hubba.


Me too, big Bill Murray fan. If the man were to enter a room, and not say a word, I'd still be in tears laughing. He's really developed into a fine actor (Lost In Translation, Rushmore), while still being the "King" (to me) of comedy. I happen to think that "Groundhog Day" is one of the most creative ideas behind a movie. Wonderful film, and I love the scene where he's in the restaurant reading that French poetry to Rita (Andie MacDowell). Classic stuff :thumbsup:


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"Caddy Shack"=GREATNESS

If you ever get a chance so see the 20 year re-union...it is a must-see.

Most of Chase's and Murray's big scenes are totally ad-lib.

For instance...

Scene where he's "commentating" and whacking the flowers..."It's in the hole".

All the script says is "Carl hits flowers with rake."

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Daffy

If you ever get a chance so see the 20 year re-union...it is a must-see.

Most of Chase's and Murray's big scenes are totally ad-lib.


I'd like to see that. Actually, while I believe that they get along now, I heard that back in their SNL days, these two didn't get along so well (moreso with Chase and Jim Belushi). Not that it matters anymore, but it would have been great if they'd stayed together on SNL for another couple of years. With the possible exception of the cast from '86-89, I'd have to think that the early years of SNL were the best.


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I've got some sports trivia today!!! With a twist, sports & TV...


10 Questions


a) Which famous quarterback (and HOFer) would appear in an episode of "Beverly Hills 90210", showing-up in the Walsh's yard for a little touch football.


b) Which famous NBA legend would appear in 2 episodes of ABC hit series "Different Stokes", as Arnold Jackson's teacher (as well as episodes of "Mannix", "Emergency!", and "The Man From Atlantis")?


c) Which famous and current MLB star appeared in episodes of both "Arli$$" and "Beverly Hills 90210"?


d) Which famous US born NHL player appeared in episodes of "Guiding Light", "HACK", and "Arli$$"?


e) Which famous NFL quarterback appeared in an episode of the CBS hit sitcom "Kate & Allie"?


f) Which famous child star (now hottie and "still" famous) had dated former NHL-prospect Wayne McBean and current MLB hurler Carl Pavano?


g) Which NBA HOFer would appear in an episode of "Fame" (in the episode "Heritage"), as well as currently hold his own radio show in the Bay Area?


h) Which legendary MLB coach would appear in an episode of "WKRP", having his own radio spot?


i) Which NFL All-Pro (7 times) linebacker and HOFer would play the role of the diner owner Ed Klawicki on the series "My Two Dads".


j) Which famous ESPN announcer and HOF infielder appeared in an episode of "Married With Children"?


Let's see who comes up with this first? ;)


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Bill Murray is great :) CaddyShack is a must-have, but I didn't know there was a 20-year reunion?

Lost In Translation was really funny for the first 30 minutes - and then the rest of the movie sucked. I was so looking forward to that movie and I left so disappointed...

As for the trivia - I've been away from American TV and radio too long LOL... not a chance I can answer any question but g) Rick Barry, and only because you made mention of him earlier LOL.
 

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10 Questions


a) Which famous quarterback (and HOFer) would appear in an episode of "Beverly Hills 90210", showing-up in the Walsh's yard for a little touch football. Maybe Steve Young???


b) Which famous NBA legend would appear in 2 episodes of ABC hit series "Different Stokes", as Arnold Jackson's teacher (as well as episodes of "Mannix", "Emergency!", and "The Man From Atlantis")? No clue...Kareem Abdul Jabbar???


c) Which famous and current MLB star appeared in episodes of both "Arli$$" and "Beverly Hills 90210"? Maybe a Dodger...Steve Garvey???


d) Which famous US born NHL player appeared in episodes of "Guiding Light", "HACK", and "Arli$$"? Brett Hull???


e) Which famous NFL quarterback appeared in an episode of the CBS hit sitcom "Kate & Allie"? Never watched that show...Terry Bradshaw???


f) Which famous child star (now hottie and "still" famous) had dated former NHL-prospect Wayne McBean and current MLB hurler Carl Pavano? Drew Barrymore???


g) Which NBA HOFer would appear in an episode of "Fame" (in the episode "Heritage"), as well as currently hold his own radio show in the Bay Area? I think Spear is right...Rick "underhand" Barry


h) Which legendary MLB coach would appear in an episode of "WKRP", having his own radio spot? WKRP in Cincinnati...I'll guess Sparky Anderson


i) Which NFL All-Pro (7 times) linebacker and HOFer would play the role of the diner owner Ed Klawicki on the series "My Two Dads". Dick Butkus


j) Which famous ESPN announcer and HOF infielder appeared in an episode of "Married With Children"? Harold Reynolds is all I can think of

10 questions...wonder if I'll get 60%...probably not...lol. Much fun, tho. Thanks, JS.

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I have always liked SNL...all the casts. I have the Will Ferrell 1 & 2 DVD's...hope to get the Phil Hartman and Mike Myers DVD's next.

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I'd like to see that. Actually, while I believe that they get along now, I heard that back in their SNL days, these two didn't get along so well (moreso with Chase and Jim Belushi). Not that it matters anymore, but it would have been great if they'd stayed together on SNL for another couple of years. With the possible exception of the cast from '86-89, I'd have to think that the early years of SNL were the best.


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I can remember watching the first ever episode of SNL in 1975! Dan Aykroyd's "Bass-O-Matic" was hysterical! I couldn't believe he turned on the blender! And John Beluchi's bee was good, but I like the Samurai sandwich maker better. The show has good moments these days but the early years were much funnier. I guess after 30 years or so the material all gets used. Except for Bush and Clinton. :cool:
 

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Hello good people,

I've been away for the past few days, visiting my family back home (Spearmaster, I'm closer to Daffy's time-zone than yours... and it's been a LONG time since I've been in this time-zone).

Sorry about the delay, and now I've got the answers.

But before getting to that, I have Spearmaster and Daffy's final scores.

- Spearmaster = 10% :thumbsup:

- Daffy = 50% :notworthy

Just joking gentlemen. :D Actually, most of Daffy's guesses weren't far off the mark. And technically, since Spearmaster only tried guessing for one, he did in fact go 1/1, thus earning a final result of 100%... sorta'. :confused:


10 Questions


a) Which famous quarterback (and HOFer) would appear in an episode of "Beverly Hills 90210", showing-up in the Walsh's yard for a little touch football.

- Steve Young​


b) Which famous NBA legend would appear in 2 episodes of ABC hit series "Different Stokes", as Arnold Jackson's teacher (as well as episodes of "Mannix", "Emergency!", and "The Man From Atlantis")?

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar​


c) Which famous and current MLB star appeared in episodes of both "Arli$$" and "Beverly Hills 90210"?

- Barry Bonds​


d) Which famous US born NHL player appeared in episodes of "Guiding Light", "HACK", and "Arli$$"?

- Jeremy Roenick​


e) Which famous NFL quarterback appeared in an episode of the CBS hit sitcom "Kate & Allie"?

- Joe Namath​


f) Which famous child star (now hottie and "still" famous) had dated former NHL-prospect Wayne McBean and current MLB hurler Carl Pavano?

- Alyssa Milano​


g) Which NBA HOFer would appear in an episode of "Fame" (in the episode "Heritage"), as well as currently hold his own radio show in the Bay Area?

- Rick Barry​


h) Which legendary MLB coach would appear in an episode of "WKRP", having his own radio spot?

- Sparky Anderson​


i) Which NFL All-Pro (7 times) linebacker and HOFer would play the role of the diner owner Ed Klawicki on the series "My Two Dads".

- Dick Butkus​


j) Which famous ESPN announcer and HOF infielder appeared in an episode of "Married With Children"?

- Joe Morgan​


Some thoughts:


It's surprising that Lew Alcindor/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in so many movies/TV programs considering that he was quite famous for never speaking with the media. I'd have thought that Magic Johnson would have accepted a ton of roles already, but it very well be that Kareem has appeared in the most amount of film stock of any "Superstar" athlete (just a guess).


I guess you could technically say that Barry Bonds also played in the movie "The Fan" (lol). It may have been Wesley Snipes we saw on the big screen, but there's no way in the world that it wasn't intended to be about Barry Bonds (loosely anyway).


I liked Daffy's guess of Brett Hull (who has born in the U.S., but grew-up in Canada). But J.R. has been popping-up in quite a few TV programs so far, and I'd assume we'll be seeing more and more of him in the near future.


While I suppose you might have heard a little about Alyssa Milano dating Carl Pavano his last year with the Marlin's, she had dated Wayne McBean waaayyyyyy back in the late-80's. McBean, not a memorable player to say the least, was once a highly touted 1st round draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings. I seem to recall that they were once engaged, but I could be wrong.


I guess the Rick Barry guess was a gimme...


I know that Daffy has seen that episode of WKRP. I think Sparky did one helluva job in his spot. That was a pretty good episode as well. He could have done more TV/movies if he wanted to.


I suppose Dick Butkus has done lots of TV over years.


And Joe Morgan regularly does Sunday Night's Game Of The Week for MLB. Probably the games greatest 2nd baseman, as well as the best little player in sports history, and while certainly entertaining as a commentator, not necessarily a very wise one.


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When Daffy said "Sparky Anderson", I knew I had seen that spot before :) - and as for "Different Strokes" I remember seeing that too. But that was some time ago. And I didn't have any clue about the others, hence no guesses :)

I hope you're enjoying your stay Stateside - and congrats on making Casinomeister's esteemed list :)

By now the NFL draft list is available - I guess Daffy isn't too surprised that Vince Young is #1 on SI's list, nor am I. But to see 3 out of the top 5 being USC players (Leinart, Bush and White) was something special. Don't know how well any of them will fare in the NFL though, though I think Young will be a future star for sure.

I didn't think much of Carson Palmer either - and so far he hasn't stolen the limelight yet...

I'm off to London on Sunday to meet up with lots of good people from this forum, and I'm really looking forward to it. Fortunately, flying to Europe and back has never had a significant effect on my internal clock - unlike flying to the US where everything goes topsy-turvy - so hopefully I will still be taking part here while I'm away :)
 

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Kobe 81 in a game? Simply outrageous!

I hope I can find that game on tape somewhere... that will probably lock his HOF place for good.
 

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Kobe 81 in a game? Simply outrageous!

I hope I can find that game on tape somewhere... that will probably lock his HOF place for good.


Agreed.

Actually, it seems as though he's capable of going-off for 100 this year. Do I think he'll do it? No. Can he? Yes.


Looking at Kobe's career, if he ever finally reached Michael Jordan levels, it would have to be this year. He's reminding me of when Jordan came back from his injury riddled '85-86 campaign, to score over 37 points per contest in '86-87.

Never mind yesterday's game, the amount of 40 point games that he's been getting this year, the way he's been carrying himself (like an MJ clone in interviews), and that he's finally willing his team to win (rather than JUST scoring).

The 3 important things for him to still improve on are:


- Leadership. Actually, scoring 81 in a game might be enough to get those around him to drop at their knees. But seriously, despite Jordan's teammates generally not caring for the man's tirades, they REALLY respected him, and wanted to do their best to help the Bulls win. The LAKERS's players aren't completely on that page yet.


- Defense. Kobe, when he wants to, can play awesome (lock-down) defense. The problem is, that he doesn't always do that. He used to while the LAKERS were in the middle of their 3-peat, but he's gotten away from that over the past 3-years. Jordan, for all of his scoring exploits, ALWAYS played awesome defense (and Pippen as well... and yes, Dennis Rodman). If Kobe's not going to bust his ass on D, I can't see the other softies around him willing to do the same thing. That's where leadership skills come into the picture.


- Trust. Kobe doesn't trust his players enough. Okay, he's a hog who probably wants to score each basket. But I think that in part, if he were surrounded by better players, he might be more willing to pass. Actually, Kobe could still score 30 per game even if he passed the ball around more. People don't realize this, but putting the triangle offense in full-motion, would create more space and more opportunities for Kobe to get his shots off. As it stands, literally half of his shots are forced (and yes, he has that uncanny ability to score ANYWHERE on the floor), and he has to struggle too much to get those shots off. If he got open more often, he could probably conserve his abundance of energy, and use more of it on the defensive end.


While many observers (arm-chair fans) would likely take LeBron James over Bryant (seeing how he's 7-years younger than him), I wouldn't. James is a stats super-MONSTER, but he doesn't have Kobe's fire. Mind you, that fire has worked against him thus far in his career, but I see signs of Kobe making quantum leads in his game. James can't play D (lots of steals, but man-to-man he sucks), Kobe can probably contain anyone not named Vince, A-I, or T-Mac. And he can't contain them, as they could never contain him.


Side note: The game is being replayed this morning on Canadian TV. They always replay Raptor's games the following day. Actually, I was going to tape the game (went out for drinks last night) because I've been pleasantly surprised that the Raptor's have shown signs of playing better ball as of late. Who knew that it would have become a historical game.


Side note II: While Kobe's exploits will grab today's headlines, the Suns Vs. Sonics game last night, had both teams combining for over 300 pts!!! While the Suns have been great this year, it amazes me that over the past few weeks, that they've dropped 3 double-overtime games so far this year (if not more)!!! Unreal.


P.S. Hope you're having a great time in Europe! :thumbsup:


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Most Points in a Game

Wilt Chamberlain, 100 (3/2/1962)
Kobe Bryant, 81 (1/22/2006)
Wilt Chamberlain, 78 (12/8/1961)
Wilt Chamberlain, 73 (1/13/1962)
Wilt Chamberlain, 73 (11/16/62)
David Thompson, 73 (4/9/1978)
Wilt Chamberlain, 72 (11/3/1962)
Elgin Baylor, 71 (11/15/1960)
David Robinson, 71 (4/24/1994)
Wilt Chamberlain, 70 (3/10/1963)

Kobe's Best in '05-06

81 points vs. Raptors (1/22/2006)
62 points vs. Mavs (12/20/2005)
51 points at Kings (1/19/2006)
50 points at Clippers (1/7/2006)
48 points vs. Sixers (1/6/2006)
 
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