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  • I watched the ESPN 30 For 30 on Greg Norman last night. I thought it was ok, and enjoyed it, although I thought the filmmaker and a fair number of the talking heads were pretty harsh on Norman. The guy was a terrific golfer for a long period of time. Undoubtedly he is known for some of his great losses, but still. In my opinion, the two people who came out looking the best in the show were Norman and Jack Nicklaus.

    The show did have a really interesting moment, and sort of an unfair moment, near the end.

    The talking heads were talking about the idea that Norman was "snakebit" in some of these major tournaments, versus the idea that he was simply a choker. A couple of them made the point that while Bob Tway did beat Norman in the PGA by making a miracle shot out of the bunker on the last hole, and Larry Mize won the Master's playoff by making a miracle chip shot on the second playoff hole, in both instances Norman found himself in that position because he had played very poorly down the stretch.

    The talking heads then asked the question, was Norman really snakebit, or did he simply play himself into a position to allow those things to happen to him. The clear suggestion was, if he wasn't such a choker, Tway doesn't have a chance to win with his chip in, and there is no playoff in the Masters.

    The filmmaker then goes to Norman and asks this question: "There are two schools of thought. One is that you were snakebit in these tournaments, and the second is that you played yourself into a position to have these bad things happen to you. Do you agree with either?"

    Norman picked the latter, but it was clear from his answer that he interpreted the latter school of thought as something like, "Norman was such a good player, for so long, that he put himself into multiple positions where he could be beat out for a major championship by miracle shots."

    As a viewer you just wanted to say, "ah Greg, that's not really what they were saying."

    All and all, though, an interesting watch, especially if you like golf and are old enough to remember any of the events.
    That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

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    • I guess I never finished season five of BCS but now that I have...GOOD GOD THAT WAS AWESOME!
      "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
      -aparch

      "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
      -INCH

      Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
      -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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      • And season 6 started off with a 2.5 power hour.

        Yeah, the season 5 finale was pretty great.

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        • I am waiting a couple weeks to start Season 6 because I know it will be a binge-a-thon.

          I have so many questions though about where certain characters will be by the finale. I have some theories (mainly Kim Wexler) but it could literally go anywhere.

          Bob Odenkirk is just outstanding but the supporting cast is just so dang good. Lelo, Nacho, Kim, Mike, Gustavo...so great!
          "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
          -aparch

          "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
          -INCH

          Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
          -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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          • Spoilers:

            The Handshake nearly made me sh-t my pants. Ten seconds it took six seasons to create.

            I loved the Con Couple got a reprise. Two of my favorite peripheral characters.
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            • I didn’t realize it was already coming out but S2 of The Flight Attendant is now out.

              Also can’t recommend That Dirty Black Bag nor Tokyo Vice enough.

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              • So Netflix stock is dripping. Hmm

                https://twitter.com/jakemhs/status/1...G8a8Z3YhO8hqpg

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                • There's an estate sale at Alex Trebek's house today. My brother is there now. Asked him for pictures.

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                  • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                    It’s only a matter of time before they’re bought out by someone.
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                    Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
                    I spell Failure with UAF

                    Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                    But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                    Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                    Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                    • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                      It’s only a matter of time before they’re bought out by someone.
                      This has been a long time coming...they could only fleece investors for so long and the truth their content friggin sucks 95% of the time.
                      "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                      -aparch

                      "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                      -INCH

                      Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                      -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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                      • Originally posted by Handyman View Post

                        This has been a long time coming...they could only fleece investors for so long and the truth their content friggin sucks 95% of the time.
                        The fact they supposedly paid prince harry and his wife a huge sum just goes go show how pathetic it is. Who the eff thinks those two clowns can produce content anyone wants to watch

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                        • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

                          The fact they supposedly paid prince harry and his wife a huge sum just goes go show how pathetic it is. Who the eff thinks those two clowns can produce content anyone wants to watch
                          The same people that gave Adam Sandler like $50 million to make terrible movies?
                          "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                          -aparch

                          "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                          -INCH

                          Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                          -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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                          • Originally posted by Handyman View Post

                            The same people that gave Adam Sandler like $50 million to make terrible movies?
                            Some people do watch Adam Sandler crap though. I don’t know them, but I’m sure they exist

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                            • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                              Some people do watch Adam Sandler crap though. I don’t know them, but I’m sure they exist
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                              • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                                Some people do watch Adam Sandler crap though. I don’t know them, but I’m sure they exist
                                Look I watch a lot of bad tv and movies when I want to shut my mind off (or if I am say...under the influence) and the previews for all that crap was so bad I couldn't make it through the whole minute or whatever. And I like Adam Sandler films for the most part.

                                Netflix is a money laundering operation its the only explanation.
                                "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                                -aparch

                                "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                                -INCH

                                Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                                -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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