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Talk Zone / Re: Milestones
« on: Today at 01:34:28 am »
I've been following this team since I was a wee tyke during the Colt .45 days. As the team and I grew older, I started paying more attention to the standings and statistics.

Around 1969 or 1970 I started making note of the team's 82nd win, or 82nd loss. A winning record was a victory in those days and I always wanted the team to get that 82nd win. Years later, sometime after the All Star break, I started estimating the number of wins needed to win the division. Usually the Astros weren't the one to get it, but I was right in 1980 and again in 1999.

Then came The Troubles and the 63rd win became an annual milestone marked with solemnity.

At last came The Great Redemption and the Crane / Luhnow era. We have seen the greatest milestone of them all: 100 wins for three straight years!

I fuckin' love this team!

This is scarily uncanny and virtually mirrors my experience. I am close in age and used to look for and celebrate/commemorate the same wins/milestones. I vividly remember the disastrous 1975 campaign, which led to the hirings of Bill Virdon and Tal Smith and better times going into the latter 70's and early 80's and those classic battles with the Dojers. I absolutely and unconditionally love the Astros!!!

Talk Zone / Re: The Mets
« on: Yesterday at 08:36:42 pm »
I am not over 1986. I never will be over it.

+1 And 1980.

Talk Zone / Re: Imelda
« on: Yesterday at 01:45:48 pm »
I baby sat Magellan.

Nothing, but nothing, beats old man smack by the old man.

Talk Zone / Re: Tucker In September
« on: Yesterday at 08:49:10 am »
Thot we were talking about 2020....

This was outstanding. Well played, Snuffy.

Beer and Queso / Re: College Football 2019
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:19:56 am »

Beer and Queso / Re: OWA 2019 Fantasy Football
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:09:34 am »
While my D+ and I racked up 108

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My draftbot (graded itself D+) garnered me around 86, but about five points too little.

Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:32:32 pm »
It's really sad how whiny Saints fans have become.  They are insufferable.  You want to actively root against them when not playing your team.

Who fucking dat!!!! You haven't had a Super Bowl bid taken away by a non-call that clearly was pass interference. Sour grapes, HH.

Of course Springer will probably be addressed this off-season as well.

Th owner seems hellbent on contuining to win, and is putting his pocketbook where his mouth is. I'm with him.

Talk Zone / Re: MMP offseason renovations?
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:47:03 am »
People got fatter, seats got smaller.

God dman bean counters. Bean countes count, but they don't count.

Maybe the luxury tax is unavoidable if they want to keep enough guys around while this window is open.  Remember that their 2020 payroll is already halfway there with only four players (Verlander, Greinke, Altuve, Bregman).

I'd venture to say being subject to the luxury tax is a requirement, because the other teams are doing it.

Read less, post more!

+1 Maybe the chickenshit owners saw that Dombrowski was slowly doing to Boston what he did to Detroit, where he left the club saddled with big contracts and aging players with nothing in the farm system. Detroit sucks today because of Dombowski's ignoring of player development through the draft.

Talk Zone / Re: Off day question
« on: September 09, 2019, 07:23:51 pm »
The terms baseball fan and Yankee fan are synonymous. You are not a baseball fan unless you are a Yankee fan.

True dat.

Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: September 08, 2019, 04:22:17 pm »
My youngest brother lives close to Knoxville. I check their media websites after losses and close calls. That's the most delusional fan base in the country, with the possible exception of Notre Dame disciples. Even their regular beat writers and local talk radio guys are homers. After the loss to Georgia Southern, some of them were comparing the loss to some of the greatest recent upsets in college football history. And the comments are full of hyperbole sky is falling gotta fire the coach after one game. I revel in it, because I have hated those motherfuckers since the days of Bill Battle. They see their program as elite, which belies the truth.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: September 08, 2019, 01:43:40 pm »
Hell of a game.  Could have gone either way, but all credit to LSU. They kept the foot on the gas and earned the W.

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Indeed, it could have gone either way. If Texas converts in the red zone in the first quarter, the game might have turned out very differently. Like I said, I love Ehlinger. He's a leader and one helluva QB. In my opinion, Texas is indeed back. It's clear beyond cavil that, after considering your Georgia asswhipping in the bowl game and this game with LSU, the difference betwen the SEC and Texas is zero.

Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:01:23 am »
The thought of LSU with a good QB should terrify you enough for the week.

I want a fun game this weekend.

And a fun game it was. Ehlinger is the real deal. I love the new look Tiger offense. I feel blessed to get out of Austin with a W.

Talk Zone / Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« on: September 08, 2019, 05:35:48 am »
Jandel Gustave with his first save for the Gints.

The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: Round Rock 2019
« on: September 06, 2019, 12:43:53 pm »
.Org showing faith in him.

Yep. That too.

The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: Round Rock 2019
« on: September 06, 2019, 12:20:22 pm »
Good. Some growing up to do.

This is a test for him. Hope like hell he passes it with flying colors.

Talk Zone / Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« on: September 06, 2019, 11:56:39 am »
Cool moment.

Especially since Brian Moran's contract had just been purchased.

Beer and Queso / Re: In Case You Missed It, Joe West Edition...
« on: September 06, 2019, 11:35:55 am »

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