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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:24 am
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That takes care of basketball, what about pickleball? ...
Not an issue, no one cares about pickleball players or fans :wave: .
You just offended 17 pickleball enthusiasts.
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I'm glad that the other 18 agree with me.
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Vrede too wrote:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:24 am
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That takes care of basketball, what about pickleball? ...
Not an issue, no one cares about pickleball players or fans :wave: .
You just offended 17 pickleball enthusiasts.
:D

I'm glad that the other 18 agree with me.
I hadn't realized that there were so many.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:48 am
I hadn't realized that there were so many.
Mostly male > female transgender former East Germany athletes. The sport never caught on like they thought it would.
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Maybe more than you think. I first saw a reference to "pickleball" about three or so years ago in a "Baby Blues" comic strip. Didn't know it was a real thing, but I looked it up. Since then, we've seen quite a few pickleball courts - sometimes re-imagined tennis courts, or multi-use basketball courts. I've never played, but it appears to be easy compared to tennis, more fun than badminton, cheap set up and equipment.

So yeah, there are at least 20 hard core players - maybe even 50, if you count the minor leagues.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:15 am
Maybe more than you think. I first saw a reference to "pickleball" about three or so years ago in a "Baby Blues" comic strip. Didn't know it was a real thing, but I looked it up. Since then, we've seen quite a few pickleball courts - sometimes re-imagined tennis courts, or multi-use basketball courts. I've never played, but it appears to be easy compared to tennis, more fun than badminton, cheap set up and equipment.

So yeah, there are at least 20 hard core players - maybe even 50, if you count the minor leagues.

Never seen a court but the wiki description sounds fun.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:09 pm

Never seen a court but the wiki description sounds fun.
Looks like the only place around your part of the state is the Pensacola Athletic Center...

https://www.places2play.org/place?id=6868

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Looks like the only place around your part of the state is the Pensacola Athletic Center...

https://www.places2play.org/place?id=6868
Lots more than that:
https://www.places2play.org/map?id=6868

red = indoor
orange = outdoor

It also shows bunches in the Hooterville and San Diego areas, but the url doesn't change when I pull up their maps.
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:45 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:32 pm
Looks like the only place around your part of the state is the Pensacola Athletic Center...

https://www.places2play.org/place?id=6868
Lots more than that:
https://www.places2play.org/map?id=6868

red = indoor
orange = outdoor

It also shows bunches in the Hooterville and San Diego areas, but the url doesn't change when I pull up their maps.
As far as I can tell the GB ones are all indoor basketball. My son played a lot at 2 of them until 3 years ago.

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As far as I can tell the GB ones are all indoor basketball. My son played a lot at 2 of them until 3 years ago.
Dual use by stringing a net and using permanent or taped lines? Idk, it is a pickleball search site. You can always call and ask if you care.
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Would anybody predicted 6 weeks ago that on March 18 we'd be using the "College Basketball" thread to discuss pickleball? :crazy:

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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As far as I can tell the GB ones are all indoor basketball. My son played a lot at 2 of them until 3 years ago.
Dual use by stringing a net and using permanent or taped lines? Idk, it is a pickleball search site. You can always call and ask if you care.


Probably I'll do that later this year, or maybe next year

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One opinion

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wh ... ournament/


Men’s bracket
MIDWEST REGION

The favorites: This region featured three of college basketball’s most celebrated blue bloods — Duke, Kansas and Kentucky — but only two survived. The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks cruised past No. 8 Houston as expected. And although second-seeded Kentucky moved on, the Wildcats were brought to the brink by No. 10 Arizona State before pulling out the 1-point victory.

The upsets: The fifth-seeded Auburn Tigers, our pick to be the region’s bust, squared off in the second round with fourth-seeded Wisconsin, our pick to be the region’s sleeper — and the bust won.

"Here’s where March Madness really started, though. After upending Iowa, No. 11 East Tennessee State proceeded to the second round for the first time since before the current roster was born. A matchup with No. 3 Duke and a win probability south of 20 percent loomed. But in a stunner, Steve Forbes and his team eked out a win over the Blue Devils,"

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... "Here’s where March Madness really started, though. After upending Iowa, No. 11 East Tennessee State proceeded to the second round for the first time since before the current roster was born. A matchup with No. 3 Duke and a win probability south of 20 percent loomed. But in a stunner, Steve Forbes and his team eked out a win over the Blue Devils,"
. . . neoplacebo finally caught ETSU fever, though he never tired of pointing out how dumb it is for a team that's over 400 miles from the coast to be named the Buccaneers.

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Bucky

Bucky's background begins with the story of the East Tennessee State University nickname—the Buccaneers. A brief history begins with a Buccaneer, who once roamed a vast area which stretched from the Florida Keys northward. Johnson City, home of ETSU, is located among the mountains of Eastern Tennessee and is a great distance from the ocean. For this reason, one might wonder why ETSU would select a Buccaneer as their mascot. The answer is not that simple. Apparently, geologists and archaeologists teamed up and discovered an underground river near the university several years ago. Named Pirate Creek, it evidently winds its way through many tunnels. It is thought that these caverns at one time channeled all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Soon after this discovery, the legend of buccaneer, Jean Paul LeBucque was found in history books. The legend tells that LeBucque was a nuisance and terror. Evidently, he was looking for a place to hide his great store of gold and treasure, and find safety for himself. He sailed north in search of a new home and began to look inland. Legend states that he discovered the underground river near Johnson City and called Pirate Creek his home. Geologists feel that the upheaval of the earth's crust, which now blocks the channel, possibly killed LeBucque. This legend is widely accepted and is one way to explain why an inland school would choose a pirate nickname.
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I guess it makes as much sense as "Utah Jazz" or "Jacksonville Jaguars" or Allegheny (PA) "Gators." Or the Austin College (which isn't in Austin) "Kangaroos."

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I guess it makes as much sense as "Utah Jazz" or "Jacksonville Jaguars" or Allegheny (PA) "Gators." Or the Austin College (which isn't in Austin) "Kangaroos."

Not every team nickname can be as perfect as the Liberty Flames.

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The University of Akron's athletic teams are known as the "Zips," originally short for "Zippers," overshoes with zippers made in the 1920s and 1930s. The university's mascot is "Zippy," a kangaroo.

Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils and Cotton Blossoms

I never thought "Tar Heels" was a great nickname, but I guess I should be grateful.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Not every team nickname can be as perfect as the Liberty Flames.
Liberty U* is reopening, probably in support of 45SHOLE. May the Flames of god's CV-19 consume them.
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I miss you. Reruns just aren't the same.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:12 am
I miss you. Reruns just aren't the same.
Agreed, I'm not watching any sports. I have invented a new sport, though - What is the lamest contest on TV during a given time slot? The current competitors are:

Tennis: SoCal Honda Dealers Helpful Cup, 2019
College Wrestling: Virginia Tech at North Carolina State, 2020
eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series: Texas Motor Speedway, 2020: The top virtual drivers in NASCAR compete in simulated racing on Texas Motor Speedway.
iRacing :confusion-scratchheadblue: Why aren't there any virtual fans in the stands or simulated drunk rednecks and bimbos in the infield?
Classic MLB Baseball, From 1983: Baltimore at Philadelphia in Game 3 of the World Series. The Orioles rallied for a 3-2 victory with a pair of runs in the seventh inning...
Dull game?
Classic College Football, From 2014: Auburn vs. Florida State in the BCS Championship game in Pasadena, Cal. Junior RB Tre Mason starred for the upstart Tigers in a thrilling battle with unbeaten FSU and Heisman Trophy-winning QB Jameis Winston...
:P

Tough call, but I'll go with:
Spoiler:
Tennis
You?

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