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chippewa wrote:
Lightning Bolt wrote:
chippewa wrote:
BottleofRum wrote:
chippewa wrote:No more baseball this year on TBS, thank God. They always seem to put up the wrong shot at the wrong time, missing the real action. And this makes two straight years of having to mute Frank TV commercials 15 times a game. :roll:

Now for the 5 people who will watch the world series they will subjected to "24" and "Prison Break" promos...

Back to the ALCS, the Red Sox really missed Mike Lowell. Who knows if it would have made a difference but i sure would have liked to have Lowell getting those 28 or so AB's in the series instead Mark Kotsay.
Hey, I'm one of those 5. Maybe if I get together with the other 4, they'll schedule the games when we want. Like starting tomorrow, with the first pitch at 7:35 EDT. :D

But, yeah, I forgot about all the Fox promos....I guess we won't be any better in that regard.
I think I'll DVR the game and start my viewing at 7:35 PACIFIC... and skip those damn promos 8)
As much as sporting events schedules are catered to the east coast audience, there are some advantages of living out west. Just don't listen to the radio on your way home. :D
When I was in Hawaii, the Monday Night Football was at 2:30 in the afternoon. Loved that.
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aeroparrot wrote:
chippewa wrote:
Lightning Bolt wrote:
chippewa wrote:
BottleofRum wrote:
chippewa wrote:No more baseball this year on TBS, thank God. They always seem to put up the wrong shot at the wrong time, missing the real action. And this makes two straight years of having to mute Frank TV commercials 15 times a game. :roll:

Now for the 5 people who will watch the world series they will subjected to "24" and "Prison Break" promos...

Back to the ALCS, the Red Sox really missed Mike Lowell. Who knows if it would have made a difference but i sure would have liked to have Lowell getting those 28 or so AB's in the series instead Mark Kotsay.
Hey, I'm one of those 5. Maybe if I get together with the other 4, they'll schedule the games when we want. Like starting tomorrow, with the first pitch at 7:35 EDT. :D

But, yeah, I forgot about all the Fox promos....I guess we won't be any better in that regard.
I think I'll DVR the game and start my viewing at 7:35 PACIFIC... and skip those damn promos 8)
As much as sporting events schedules are catered to the east coast audience, there are some advantages of living out west. Just don't listen to the radio on your way home. :D
When I was in Hawaii, the Monday Night Football was at 2:30 in the afternoon. Loved that.
I kinda like the occasional event at an odd time (for my time zone). Breakfast at Wimbledon, live Olympic events in the middle of the night, America's Cup races from Australia years ago....and mid-week Buffett shows starting at 11:15 p.m.

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Afternoon Golfer wrote:This might be the lowest TV ratings in history for a World Series.
I agree...who really cares??

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kitty wrote:
Afternoon Golfer wrote:This might be the lowest TV ratings in history for a World Series.
I agree...who really cares??
I do. Really wish my team was there but I am a baseball fan and will watch the World Series regardless.

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Hoosier PH wrote:
kitty wrote:
Afternoon Golfer wrote:This might be the lowest TV ratings in history for a World Series.
I agree...who really cares??
I do. Really wish my team was there but I am a baseball fan and will watch the World Series regardless.
I don't care. . but, that is why I will watch. Zero vested interest. . no emotional involvement with wanting either team to win or lose. . .no stress. . .just watching the series. . Kind of looking forward to it. :D

I think Rays in 7.

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Hoosier PH wrote:
kitty wrote:
Afternoon Golfer wrote:This might be the lowest TV ratings in history for a World Series.
I agree...who really cares??
I do. Really wish my team was there but I am a baseball fan and will watch the World Series regardless.
i'll watch!!!...i sorta like the Tampa underdog story!!...Underdog as at the beginning of the season nobody expected them to even be mentioned for World Series or Playoffs!!

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Karin wrote:
Hoosier PH wrote:
kitty wrote:
Afternoon Golfer wrote:This might be the lowest TV ratings in history for a World Series.
I agree...who really cares??
I do. Really wish my team was there but I am a baseball fan and will watch the World Series regardless.
I don't care. . but, that is why I will watch. Zero vested interest. . no emotional involvement with wanting either team to win or lose. . .no stress. . .just watching the series. . Kind of looking forward to it. :D

I think Rays in 7.
Karin!!!!!! :o

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Post by oph »

Vegas odds favor Rays to win Series over Phillies

LAS VEGAS (AP)—Las Vegas sports books favor the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies and would owe huge payouts if the American League champions prevail.

Oddsmakers say enough bettors took the Rays early in the year at long-shot prices to force books to adjust lines to encourage bets on the Phillies.

Sean Van Patten at Las Vegas Sports Consultants says the Rays are favored at minus-$1.35, meaning a gambler would need to bet $1.35 to be paid $1 if Tampa Bay wins.

Van Patten puts the Phillies at plus-$1.15, meaning a $1 bet would earn $1.15 if Philadelphia wins.

Las Vegas Hilton race and sports book director Jay Kornegay says before the start of the season the Rays were a 200-1 shot for the title.

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I'll be watching.. :) I just love baseball whether my team is in it or not. And as Karin said, it's a LOT less stressful! :D

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aeroparrot wrote:When I was in Hawaii, the Monday Night Football was at 2:30 in the afternoon. Loved that.
I loved it too, but I HATED getting up at 6:30 AM every Sunday to watch the weekly games.
but I did :lol:

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Wino you know wrote:
aeroparrot wrote:When I was in Hawaii, the Monday Night Football was at 2:30 in the afternoon. Loved that.
I loved it too, but I HATED getting up at 6:30 AM every Sunday to watch the weekly games.
but I did :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ah but you did love having 8 AM beers right?
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aeroparrot wrote:
Wino you know wrote:
aeroparrot wrote:When I was in Hawaii, the Monday Night Football was at 2:30 in the afternoon. Loved that.
I loved it too, but I HATED getting up at 6:30 AM every Sunday to watch the weekly games.
but I did :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ah but you did love having 8 AM beers right?
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Go Phillies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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oph wrote:LAS VEGAS (AP)—Las Vegas sports books favor the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies and would owe huge payouts if the American League champions prevail.

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Las Vegas Hilton race and sports book director Jay Kornegay says before the start of the season the Rays were a 200-1 shot for the title.
You don't think they're a tad nervous, do ya?

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chippewa wrote:No more baseball this year on TBS, thank God. They always seem to put up the wrong shot at the wrong time, missing the real action. And this makes two straight years of having to mute Frank TV commercials 15 times a game. :roll:
Frank Caliendo has a TV show? When did that happen? How did I miss that?

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CaptainP wrote:
oph wrote:LAS VEGAS (AP)—Las Vegas sports books favor the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies and would owe huge payouts if the American League champions prevail.

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Las Vegas Hilton race and sports book director Jay Kornegay says before the start of the season the Rays were a 200-1 shot for the title.
You don't think they're a tad nervous, do ya?
I say no. Think of the probable number of people who put money down on Tampa, and then think of all the people who bet on teams that had a much more likely chance of winning, and I think they'll be fine. maybe not clear as much as they hoped, but it's Vegas. the house always wins.
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I'll offer up the forecast that Rays win Series, 4-1

They'll open at home, they're flying high after de-throning the Sox, they're hitting and pitching well at the right time... and they're NOT coming off a 9-day layoff.
We all saw what that did to the Rockies last year... :roll:
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Post by drunkpirate66 »

Over under Ryan Howard K's per game at 1.5.

I take the over.
the hit and run is as good as any religion around this time of year . . .

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TommyBahama wrote:
Hoosier PH wrote:
kitty wrote:
Afternoon Golfer wrote:This might be the lowest TV ratings in history for a World Series.
I agree...who really cares??
I do. Really wish my team was there but I am a baseball fan and will watch the World Series regardless.
i'll watch!!!...i sorta like the Tampa underdog story!!...Underdog as at the beginning of the season nobody expected them to even be mentioned for World Series or Playoffs!!
Tampa Bay is not an underdog. They earned their way to the World Series just like the Phillies did.
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Post by blackjack »

Time for another Tampa team to take out the Philly trash! :pirate:

Bucs took out the Eagles a few years back

Lightning took out the Flyers

Now it's the Rays' turn.
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