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  • #46
    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    As far as comparing ages, you basically just said Ruth and Gehrig sucked because you never saw them.
    Well I would consider Ruth and Gehrig at the top so no this argument doesn't apply to my opinion. I'm going off of what I've seen and read, and for my bang for the buck previous eras don't offer the overall depth of the time I'm placing at the top. What's your argument other than "black and white is better"?

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

      Well I would consider Ruth and Gehrig at the top so no this argument doesn't apply to my opinion. I'm going off of what I've seen and read, and for my bang for the buck previous eras don't offer the overall depth of the time I'm placing at the top. What's your argument other than "black and white is better"?
      I've already given you my argument twice. I can't help you if you can't get it.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post

        Well...there was a color line in boxing. It just broke a generation or two before the other major sports. I am trying to remember the name of the PBS documentary, but it followed Jack Johnson, and then also discussed about how when Johnson finally, somewhat, broke the color line, he actually refused to fight black boxers. Very interesting.
        That's interesting. Because Johnson became a prominent boxer during, IIRC, WW1, I assumed it was that pro boxing was always integrated. I figured it was that "gentlemen's fisticuffs" of the sort that Harvard dweebs did, which replaced dueling, was always restricted, but earning money doing it was so gauche even blacks were allowed. i.e., a class marker, like how working class Irish dominated baseball in the 1850s and 1860s when they formed steel company factory teams as mercenaries, whereas the Brit sh-ts from the 1840's were still saying "ra-thuh" and not playing for money.

        Same thing happened with early pro hockey mining and textile mill teams vs all those "A. A." Cup Champions from Toronto.

        c.f., Ivy jock scholarship ban. A guild drawbridge.
        Last edited by Kepler; 03-14-2021, 03:43 PM.
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        • #49
          An Elegant Legend, Wine Expert Steven Spurrier Dies At 79 (forbes.com)

          Aka, the guy who helped launch American wines by hosting the competition where they beat the French.

          Aka, the guy played by Alan Rickman in Bottle Shock (a movie that was far better and more enjoyable than it had any right to be).

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          • #50
            Originally posted by unofan View Post
            An Elegant Legend, Wine Expert Steven Spurrier Dies At 79 (forbes.com)

            Aka, the guy who helped launch American wines by hosting the competition where they beat the French.

            Aka, the guy played by Alan Rickman in Bottle Shock (a movie that was far better and more enjoyable than it had any right to be).
            Worst coach the Redskins ever had!

            Cornell '04, Stanford '06


            KDR

            Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
            iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
            gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
            Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
            Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
            TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
            DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

            Test to see if I can add this.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by French Rage View Post

              Worst coach the Redskins ever had!
              Allegedly used to work a simple 9-5 40-hour week at Florida as Head Coach. Got to the NFL and freaked out about the tapeheads like BB who never went home.
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              • #52
                Originally posted by French Rage View Post

                Worst coach the Redskins ever had!
                But the pension fund was just sitting there!!!
                a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post

                  But the pension fund was just sitting there!!!
                  I bought every one of these with my first paychecks.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                    I bought every one of these with my first paychecks.

                    Brotha from another mother
                    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post

                      Brotha from another mother
                      There are a trillion little phrases from those wired into my brain, and recognition was immediate. We are, indeed, twins.

                      Looking at that pic it's ironic how exactly the two rows exactly delimit the moment Trudeau jumped the shark. Everything above was brilliant and seditious; everything below was banal and tedious.

                      I would say Amy's ancestor's apprenticeship under Paul Revere was the exact comic when Doonesbury went from to hip young sedition to unhip old cringe.




                      Last edited by Kepler; 03-14-2021, 10:52 PM.
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                      National Champion 1967, 1970
                      ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                      Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                      • #56
                        But then Berke Breathed came along.
                        What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by rufus View Post
                          But then Berke Breathed came along.
                          And then Matt Groening.

                          And then Tom Tomorrow.



                          And before Trudeau there was Jules Feiffer. Before him Al Jaffee. Before him Herb Block. Before him Rollin Kirby. Before him Thomas Nast.
                          Last edited by Kepler; 03-15-2021, 09:45 AM.
                          Cornell University
                          National Champion 1967, 1970
                          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                          • #58
                            “being miserable builds character”

                            Bill Watterson
                            a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                              I've already given you my argument twice. I can't help you if you can't get it.
                              There he is! I think you mentioned one time, "significant following" but I was going off the overall talent pool and boxing in the 70's and 80's did have a tremendous following. To be clear 'golden age' is used to describe boxing in the 20's, I borrowed and reapplied it.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

                                There he is! I think you mentioned one time, "significant following" but I was going off the overall talent pool and boxing in the 70's and 80's did have a tremendous following. To be clear 'golden age' is used to describe boxing in the 20's, I borrowed and reapplied it.
                                Are you still carrying this?
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                                Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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