Goldie, I don't know if they have different games in different markets, but I have Atlanta vs Orlando here in metro Atlanta area.
From what I've seen it's mostly second-rate football. They have some funky rules (no XPA, no more than 5 rushers on defense), and just enough ex-NFL players/coaches to add an air of legitimacy.
So far, more air than legitimacy. 

Michael Vick was the OC of the Atlanta team...until this week, apparently. "Network responsibilities kept him away from the team this week, and he likely won't be returning", per local news.
Steve Spurrier is the HC for the Orlando team.
Matt Simms is the QB for Atlanta, and he is as gawd-awful as he was in Tennessee.

Timmy! posted:

Goldie, I don't know if they have different games in different markets, but I have Atlanta vs Orlando here in metro Atlanta area.
From what I've seen it's mostly second-rate football. They have some funky rules (no XPA, no more than 5 rushers on defense), and just enough ex-NFL players/coaches to add an air of legitimacy.
So far, more air than legitimacy. 

Michael Vick was the OC of the Atlanta team...until this week, apparently. "Network responsibilities kept him away from the team this week, and he likely won't be returning", per local news.
Steve Spurrier is the HC for the Orlando team.
Matt Simms is the QB for Atlanta, and he is as gawd-awful as he was in Tennessee.

Thank you.....   have not really heard or bothered to care about it......but thanks for this information.   

The Heckler posted:
Dave in GA posted:
Boris posted:

eh...probably not too hard to beat the NBA......does anyone watch it anymore?

I also don't think its hard to beat NBA ratings especially this time of year.  Also, to me there is just too much middle school type drama surrounding the players that has me turned off.  

Yup...loved the Larry Bird/Magic Johnson era....that guy in Chicago was ok...that was it for me....never looked back.

Now you're talking, Fandame!
I loved NBA basketball during the '60's and '70's.
Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt the Stilt; then Dr. J, Kurt Rambus, and Chocolate Thunder, then into the Magic/Bird era.
How many other great players am I forgetting?

Timmy! posted:

Now you're talking, Fandame!
I loved NBA basketball during the '60's and '70's.
Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt the Stilt; then Dr. J, Kurt Rambus, and Chocolate Thunder, then into the Magic/Bird era.
How many other great players am I forgetting?

Same here Timmy, luved the NBA, even drove down to Bradley University to watch Bird when he was at Indiana St. Funny thing was,  Bradley double teamed him all night long and he still scored 38 points.

a few more to your list. John Havlicek. Walt Frazier, Pistol Pete, and of course the big boyz Kareem, Bob Lanier, Bill Russel.

Sitting in the Lufthansa lounge in Frankfurt I ran into three NBA scouts that were wrapping up a multi country tour of 18 and under talent. They wouldn't tell me what team they were with but they were on the same flight as mine. FRA to SFO. So it's Golden State or Sacramento. 

Anyway. We got into a discussion about what athletes would have been all time Social Media follows if the internet was around in 1950. 

Everyone agreed Muhamad Ali would have been the greatest online sports figure of all time. Then Jackie Robinson. Then Hank Aaron. Then they argued very strongly John Wooden, Bill Walton and Pistol Pete would be next. I thought Gordie Howe and Art Donavan would have been legendary if they had an unedited voice online. 

Just a great conversation. 

Just a little work. Trade show at Messe Frankfurt. 

Pro travel tip. Do not ever fly United 777-300ER long haul. Just don’t. It’s a 3-4-3 configuration in economy. It’s 11 hours and 20 minutes of pure crowded hell unless you catch a business class upgrade. Best way to describe that flight is rubbing elbows with assholes. 

Even worse is you land at 3:30pm and after customs you hop in your car and spend another 2 hours driving 47 miles home. 

But the weather in CA is great!!!!!!

ChilliJon posted:

Just a little work. Trade show at Messe Frankfurt. 

Pro travel tip. Do not ever fly United 777-300ER long haul. Just don’t. It’s a 3-4-3 configuration in economy. It’s 11 hours and 20 minutes of pure crowded hell unless you catch a business class upgrade. Best way to describe that flight is rubbing elbows with assholes. 

Even worse is you land at 3:30pm and after customs you hop in your car and spend another 2 hours driving 47 miles home. 

But the weather in CA is great!!!!!!

Good thing you weren't flying FLYBMI ...Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe,  (Germany) were left stranded due to the abrupt collapse of the British airline. Flybmi was still seeking customers up until the day before the collapse.

https://apnews.com/37c1682a08844c38b322eee064f9e1e1

sheeeeeeeeeeesh, u could have been stuck in Europe for the winter, maybe take up skiing in the alps for a couple months. 

skully posted:
Timmy! posted:

Now you're talking, Fandame!
I loved NBA basketball during the '60's and '70's.
Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt the Stilt; then Dr. J, Kurt Rambus, and Chocolate Thunder, then into the Magic/Bird era.
How many other great players am I forgetting?

Same here Timmy, luved the NBA, even drove down to Bradley University to watch Bird when he was at Indiana St. Funny thing was,  Bradley double teamed him all night long and he still scored 38 points.

a few more to your list. John Havlicek. Walt Frazier, Pistol Pete, and of course the big boyz Kareem, Bob Lanier, Bill Russel.

Loved Wed Unseld. All the players would not onto the court during introductions and Wes would just walk out slowly all cool and calm

Pikes Peak posted:

To me the Munger Hotel across the street is as interesting as the Alamo,  Teddy signed up some of the Rough Riders there and Carrie Nation busted the place up in her prohibition campaign.   Beautiful old decor and some good cold beer on tap.

Nice oxymoron. If Carrie hated it, the beer must be good!

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