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Date: 12 Jan 2009 23:35:33
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 1968 to play poker. Soon I was
into all things gambling, including booking. The first time I went to
a professional sporting event was in 1969, if I'm correct. It was a
Pro football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions (look
it up). It was being played at the LA Coluseum and the LA Rams were
slight favorites if I remember correctly. The only reason I went was I
was lopsided on LA, but had a strong opinion the Lions would win
outright. I know I won. Pretty sure the Lions won outright. Had 50
yard tickets, but didn't like the experience. Last football game I
ever went to. Hours to park and get in and out.

But, I loved basketball. I loved the Wilt Chamberlain Lakers. I loved
Jerry West playing. Elgin was past his prime, but still a mighty
force. Used to go to lots of these games. Then the lull, until Jabbar
showed up.

The game has changed, but it was something watching Wilt Chamberlain
play. They still hold the record for most consecutive wins. At least
another great team broke their record of most wins in a season.

Maybe it's because I'm much older, but these games don't seem the same
anymore. I have to admit the players of today would be much better
than those of those days. But, the best players in those days were so
much more dominant than the best players of today.

It's like the Oakland Raiders of old. The Raiders ruled in those days.
Kenny Stabler was something to watch. No matter how many points you
were down in the fourth quarter, you knew you had a chance with
Stabler.

Jabbar was unstoppable from the start.

Sports seems to have changed, or maybe it's me. But watching Mantle,
Maris and the Yankees in baseball just made sports watching different.
It's the same with horse racing. We had three triple crown winners in
the 70s. Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Haven't had one
since.

You had Laver in tennis, then Connor's, then McEnroe.
Commercialization has ruined sports for me.

Just my opinion. The last time I'd watch games for fun was when
Michael Jordan was playing. It's hard to believe it been thirty years
since he and Larry Bird played for the college championship.

I know when I was in my 20s, no athlete was making more money than I
was. Now they sign contracts right out of high school that set them up
for life. Sports were just more fun back in those days. The players
went out of their way to please fans. Now, it's the money, F the fans.

Russ Georgiev

www.pokermafia.com
www.pokerunchecked.com
www.russgeorgiev.com




 
Date: 13 Jan 2009 20:47:41
From: hanks
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
On Jan 12 2009 11:35 PM, RussGeorgiev@aol.com wrote:

> I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 1968 to play poker. Soon I was
> into all things gambling, including booking. The first time I went to
> a professional sporting event was in 1969, if I'm correct. It was a
> Pro football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions (look
> it up). It was being played at the LA Coluseum and the LA Rams were
> slight favorites if I remember correctly. The only reason I went was I
> was lopsided on LA, but had a strong opinion the Lions would win
> outright. I know I won. Pretty sure the Lions won outright. Had 50
> yard tickets, but didn't like the experience. Last football game I
> ever went to. Hours to park and get in and out.
>
> But, I loved basketball. I loved the Wilt Chamberlain Lakers. I loved
> Jerry West playing. Elgin was past his prime, but still a mighty
> force. Used to go to lots of these games. Then the lull, until Jabbar
> showed up.
>
> The game has changed, but it was something watching Wilt Chamberlain
> play. They still hold the record for most consecutive wins. At least
> another great team broke their record of most wins in a season.
>
> Maybe it's because I'm much older, but these games don't seem the same
> anymore. I have to admit the players of today would be much better
> than those of those days. But, the best players in those days were so
> much more dominant than the best players of today.
>
> It's like the Oakland Raiders of old. The Raiders ruled in those days.
> Kenny Stabler was something to watch. No matter how many points you
> were down in the fourth quarter, you knew you had a chance with
> Stabler.
>
> Jabbar was unstoppable from the start.
>
> Sports seems to have changed, or maybe it's me. But watching Mantle,
> Maris and the Yankees in baseball just made sports watching different.
> It's the same with horse racing. We had three triple crown winners in
> the 70s. Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Haven't had one
> since.
>
> You had Laver in tennis, then Connor's, then McEnroe.
> Commercialization has ruined sports for me.
>
> Just my opinion. The last time I'd watch games for fun was when
> Michael Jordan was playing. It's hard to believe it been thirty years
> since he and Larry Bird played for the college championship.
>
> I know when I was in my 20s, no athlete was making more money than I
> was. Now they sign contracts right out of high school that set them up
> for life. Sports were just more fun back in those days. The players
> went out of their way to please fans. Now, it's the money, F the fans.
>
> Russ Georgiev
>
> www.pokermafia.com
> www.pokerunchecked.com
> www.russgeorgiev.com
I believe it was Magic and Larry.

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Date: 13 Jan 2009 10:36:22
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
We both know Russell was great, but he was a defensive player. Plus,
he had great players around him. A luxury Wilt didn't have until he
played in Philly then LA. I wrote too quickly, so you know I had to
mean Magic was plaing Bird. But, basketball hasn't been the same since
Jordan left the game more than a decade ago.




On Jan 13, 8:20=EF=BF=BDam, Will in New Haven
<bill.re...@taylorandfrancis.com > wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2:35=EF=BF=BDam, "RussGeorg...@aol.com" <RussGeorg...@aol.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 1968 to play poker. Soon I was
> > into all things gambling, including booking. The first time I went to
> > a professional sporting event was in 1969, if I'm correct. It was a
> > Pro football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions (look
> > it up). It was being played at the LA Coluseum and the LA Rams were
> > slight favorites if I remember correctly. The only reason I went was I
> > was lopsided on LA, but had a strong opinion the Lions would win
> > outright. I know I won. Pretty sure the Lions won outright. Had 50
> > yard tickets, but didn't like the experience. Last football game I
> > ever went to. Hours to park and get in and out.
>
> > But, I loved basketball. I loved the Wilt Chamberlain Lakers. I loved
> > Jerry West playing. Elgin was past his prime, but still a mighty
> > force. Used to go to lots of these games. Then the lull, until Jabbar
> > showed up.
>
> > The game has changed, but it was something watching Wilt Chamberlain
> > play. They still hold the record for most consecutive wins. At least
> > another great team broke their record of most wins in a season.
>
> > Maybe it's because I'm much older, but these games don't seem the same
> > anymore. I have to admit the players of today would be much better
> > than those of those days. But, the best players in those days were so
> > much more dominant than the best players of today.
>
> > It's like the Oakland Raiders of old. The Raiders ruled in those days.
> > Kenny Stabler was something to watch. No matter how many points you
> > were down in the fourth quarter, you knew you had a chance with
> > Stabler.
>
> > Jabbar was unstoppable from the start.
>
> > Sports seems to have changed, or maybe it's me. But watching Mantle,
> > Maris and the Yankees in baseball just made sports watching different.
> > It's the same with horse racing. We had three triple crown winners in
> > the 70s. Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Haven't had one
> > since.
>
> > You had Laver in tennis, then Connor's, then McEnroe.
> > Commercialization has ruined sports for me.
>
> > Just my opinion. The last time I'd watch games for fun was when
> > Michael Jordan was playing. It's hard to believe it been thirty years
> > since he and Larry Bird played for the college championship.
>
> In what universe? Bird played against _Magic_ in the NCAA
> championship. So did you mean that the games were last fun to watch
> when Magic played or when MJ played. I do have to admit that I used to
> think "Larry's gone, Magic's gone, MJ's gone, I'm gone" when I thought
> about the NBA.
>
> Any post as long as yours and much about basketball that does not
> include the words "Bill Russell" is incomplete.
>
> --
> Will in New Haven
>
>
>
>
>
> > I know when I was in my 20s, no athlete was making more money than I
> > was. Now they sign contracts right out of high school that set them up
> > for life. Sports were just more fun back in those days. The players
> > went out of their way to please fans. Now, it's the money, F the fans.
>
> > Russ Georgiev
>
> >www.pokermafia.comwww.pokerunchecked.comwww.russgeorgiev.com- Hide quote=
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Date: 13 Jan 2009 08:20:37
From: Will in New Haven
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
On Jan 13, 2:35=A0am, "RussGeorg...@aol.com" <RussGeorg...@aol.com >
wrote:
> I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 1968 to play poker. Soon I was
> into all things gambling, including booking. The first time I went to
> a professional sporting event was in 1969, if I'm correct. It was a
> Pro football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions (look
> it up). It was being played at the LA Coluseum and the LA Rams were
> slight favorites if I remember correctly. The only reason I went was I
> was lopsided on LA, but had a strong opinion the Lions would win
> outright. I know I won. Pretty sure the Lions won outright. Had 50
> yard tickets, but didn't like the experience. Last football game I
> ever went to. Hours to park and get in and out.
>
> But, I loved basketball. I loved the Wilt Chamberlain Lakers. I loved
> Jerry West playing. Elgin was past his prime, but still a mighty
> force. Used to go to lots of these games. Then the lull, until Jabbar
> showed up.
>
> The game has changed, but it was something watching Wilt Chamberlain
> play. They still hold the record for most consecutive wins. At least
> another great team broke their record of most wins in a season.
>
> Maybe it's because I'm much older, but these games don't seem the same
> anymore. I have to admit the players of today would be much better
> than those of those days. But, the best players in those days were so
> much more dominant than the best players of today.
>
> It's like the Oakland Raiders of old. The Raiders ruled in those days.
> Kenny Stabler was something to watch. No matter how many points you
> were down in the fourth quarter, you knew you had a chance with
> Stabler.
>
> Jabbar was unstoppable from the start.
>
> Sports seems to have changed, or maybe it's me. But watching Mantle,
> Maris and the Yankees in baseball just made sports watching different.
> It's the same with horse racing. We had three triple crown winners in
> the 70s. Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Haven't had one
> since.
>
> You had Laver in tennis, then Connor's, then McEnroe.
> Commercialization has ruined sports for me.
>
> Just my opinion. The last time I'd watch games for fun was when
> Michael Jordan was playing. It's hard to believe it been thirty years
> since he and Larry Bird played for the college championship.

In what universe? Bird played against _Magic_ in the NCAA
championship. So did you mean that the games were last fun to watch
when Magic played or when MJ played. I do have to admit that I used to
think "Larry's gone, Magic's gone, MJ's gone, I'm gone" when I thought
about the NBA.

Any post as long as yours and much about basketball that does not
include the words "Bill Russell" is incomplete.

--
Will in New Haven


>
> I know when I was in my 20s, no athlete was making more money than I
> was. Now they sign contracts right out of high school that set them up
> for life. Sports were just more fun back in those days. The players
> went out of their way to please fans. Now, it's the money, F the fans.
>
> Russ Georgiev
>
> www.pokermafia.comwww.pokerunchecked.comwww.russgeorgiev.com



  
Date: 13 Jan 2009 09:13:12
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
> In what universe? Bird played against _Magic_ in the NCAA
> championship. So did you mean that the games were last fun to watch
> when Magic played or when MJ played. I do have to admit that I used to
> think "Larry's gone, Magic's gone, MJ's gone, I'm gone" when I thought
> about the NBA.
>
> Any post as long as yours and much about basketball that does not
> include the words "Bill Russell" is incomplete.

The problem with todays NBA is the genuine hatred for your opponent and
your (the players) desire to beat the other team at all costs.

The players make too much money now and winning is secondary to getting
that paycheck. They are TOO friendly with each other.

I have 2 examples of this.

Back in the day the PISTONS were the badboys. They put people on their
asses. Rick Mahorn was a catalyst and Isiah was the ring leader. Mahorn
got traded to Philly and the next year Mahorn pushed Isiah off him and
Isiah went in swinging on his ass. Do I advocate fighting in basketball?
No not really, but it showed the fire and competitiveness of the players
overall.

A couple months ago the PISTONS played Phoenix and Rodney Stuckey drove to
the basket and got HAMMERED by Shaq. I mean he hammered him to the floor.
Rasheed Wallace was right there and took one small little look at Shaq
and then looked over and started screaming at the ref.

Shaq got thrown out of that game because of the fool (flagrant 2), but in
the old days I do not give a fuck who it was Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn
(in the case of Shaq) would have double teamed his ass to send a message.

Now for those who do not know Rodney Stuckey is our future. He is a GREAT
player, such a great player that Joe D decided to trade the franchise
point guard (Chauncey Billups) because of Stuckey. So it is not like a
scrub got hammered to the floor, it was our franchise player.

IMO it seems like the players are more concerned with staying
healthy/getting big contracts rather than winning.

Now PLEASE this does NOT mean ALL players. I get the fact that players
throw themselves on the floor all the time. I watch plenty of basketball
and DO see people playing their hearts out, but not like I used to.

And it is usually NOT the big contract players doing it.

========================================
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nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
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Date: 13 Jan 2009 12:09:54
From: Kyle T. Jones
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
John_Brian_K, my dear, dear friend, there was this time, oh, 1/13/2009
11:13 AM or thereabouts, when you let the following craziness loose on
Usenet:
>> In what universe? Bird played against _Magic_ in the NCAA
>> championship. So did you mean that the games were last fun to watch
>> when Magic played or when MJ played. I do have to admit that I used to
>> think "Larry's gone, Magic's gone, MJ's gone, I'm gone" when I thought
>> about the NBA.
>>
>> Any post as long as yours and much about basketball that does not
>> include the words "Bill Russell" is incomplete.
>
> The problem with todays NBA is the genuine hatred for your opponent and
> your (the players) desire to beat the other team at all costs.
>
> The players make too much money now and winning is secondary to getting
> that paycheck. They are TOO friendly with each other.
>
> I have 2 examples of this.
>
> Back in the day the PISTONS were the badboys. They put people on their
> asses. Rick Mahorn was a catalyst and Isiah was the ring leader. Mahorn
> got traded to Philly and the next year Mahorn pushed Isiah off him and
> Isiah went in swinging on his ass. Do I advocate fighting in basketball?
> No not really, but it showed the fire and competitiveness of the players
> overall.
>

Isiah and Magic used to mix it up once in a while during the playoffs,
in spite of the fact that they were apparently friendly off the court.

Yep... Those Were the Days! ($1 to Archie Bunker)


 
Date: 13 Jan 2009 05:52:56
From: Will_gamble
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
Boxing is where I lost interest the most.

I loved boxing in the 70's and early 80's every week there was a great
fight.

Danny little red Lopez
Alexis Arguello
Sugar Ray
Boom boom Mancini
Tommy Hearns
Hagler
Roberto Duran
Bob Foster
Freddie Roach
Matthew Saad Muhammad against Marvin Johnson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iihqq79pjBM&feature=related

All the Ali drama with all of his opponents

I used to plan my Saturday activities around the fight that would be on
Saturday afternoon.

Now everything is pay per view and rarely matches the hype.

On Jan 13 2009 1:35 AM, RussGeorgiev@aol.com wrote:

> I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 1968 to play poker. Soon I was
> into all things gambling, including booking. The first time I went to
> a professional sporting event was in 1969, if I'm correct. It was a
> Pro football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions (look
> it up). It was being played at the LA Coluseum and the LA Rams were
> slight favorites if I remember correctly. The only reason I went was I
> was lopsided on LA, but had a strong opinion the Lions would win
> outright. I know I won. Pretty sure the Lions won outright. Had 50
> yard tickets, but didn't like the experience. Last football game I
> ever went to. Hours to park and get in and out.
>
> But, I loved basketball. I loved the Wilt Chamberlain Lakers. I loved
> Jerry West playing. Elgin was past his prime, but still a mighty
> force. Used to go to lots of these games. Then the lull, until Jabbar
> showed up.
>
> The game has changed, but it was something watching Wilt Chamberlain
> play. They still hold the record for most consecutive wins. At least
> another great team broke their record of most wins in a season.
>
> Maybe it's because I'm much older, but these games don't seem the same
> anymore. I have to admit the players of today would be much better
> than those of those days. But, the best players in those days were so
> much more dominant than the best players of today.
>
> It's like the Oakland Raiders of old. The Raiders ruled in those days.
> Kenny Stabler was something to watch. No matter how many points you
> were down in the fourth quarter, you knew you had a chance with
> Stabler.
>
> Jabbar was unstoppable from the start.
>
> Sports seems to have changed, or maybe it's me. But watching Mantle,
> Maris and the Yankees in baseball just made sports watching different.
> It's the same with horse racing. We had three triple crown winners in
> the 70s. Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Haven't had one
> since.
>
> You had Laver in tennis, then Connor's, then McEnroe.
> Commercialization has ruined sports for me.
>
> Just my opinion. The last time I'd watch games for fun was when
> Michael Jordan was playing. It's hard to believe it been thirty years
> since he and Larry Bird played for the college championship.
>
> I know when I was in my 20s, no athlete was making more money than I
> was. Now they sign contracts right out of high school that set them up
> for life. Sports were just more fun back in those days. The players
> went out of their way to please fans. Now, it's the money, F the fans.
>
> Russ Georgiev
>
> www.pokermafia.com
> www.pokerunchecked.com
> www.russgeorgiev.com


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Date: 13 Jan 2009 06:03:02
From: CincinnatiKid
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
On Jan 13 2009 8:52 AM, Will_gamble wrote:

> Boxing is where I lost interest the most.
>
> I loved boxing in the 70's and early 80's every week there was a great
> fight.
>
> Danny little red Lopez
> Alexis Arguello
> Sugar Ray
> Boom boom Mancini
> Tommy Hearns
> Hagler
> Roberto Duran
> Bob Foster
> Freddie Roach
> Matthew Saad Muhammad against Marvin Johnson
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iihqq79pjBM&feature=related
>
> All the Ali drama with all of his opponents
>
> I used to plan my Saturday activities around the fight that would be on
> Saturday afternoon.
>
> Now everything is pay per view and rarely matches the hype.


Don't forget Sphinx.

Boxing blows now.


> On Jan 13 2009 1:35 AM, RussGeorgiev@aol.com wrote:
>
> > I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 1968 to play poker. Soon I was
> > into all things gambling, including booking. The first time I went to
> > a professional sporting event was in 1969, if I'm correct. It was a
> > Pro football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions (look
> > it up). It was being played at the LA Coluseum and the LA Rams were
> > slight favorites if I remember correctly. The only reason I went was I
> > was lopsided on LA, but had a strong opinion the Lions would win
> > outright. I know I won. Pretty sure the Lions won outright. Had 50
> > yard tickets, but didn't like the experience. Last football game I
> > ever went to. Hours to park and get in and out.
> >
> > But, I loved basketball. I loved the Wilt Chamberlain Lakers. I loved
> > Jerry West playing. Elgin was past his prime, but still a mighty
> > force. Used to go to lots of these games. Then the lull, until Jabbar
> > showed up.
> >
> > The game has changed, but it was something watching Wilt Chamberlain
> > play. They still hold the record for most consecutive wins. At least
> > another great team broke their record of most wins in a season.
> >
> > Maybe it's because I'm much older, but these games don't seem the same
> > anymore. I have to admit the players of today would be much better
> > than those of those days. But, the best players in those days were so
> > much more dominant than the best players of today.
> >
> > It's like the Oakland Raiders of old. The Raiders ruled in those days.
> > Kenny Stabler was something to watch. No matter how many points you
> > were down in the fourth quarter, you knew you had a chance with
> > Stabler.
> >
> > Jabbar was unstoppable from the start.
> >
> > Sports seems to have changed, or maybe it's me. But watching Mantle,
> > Maris and the Yankees in baseball just made sports watching different.
> > It's the same with horse racing. We had three triple crown winners in
> > the 70s. Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Haven't had one
> > since.
> >
> > You had Laver in tennis, then Connor's, then McEnroe.
> > Commercialization has ruined sports for me.
> >
> > Just my opinion. The last time I'd watch games for fun was when
> > Michael Jordan was playing. It's hard to believe it been thirty years
> > since he and Larry Bird played for the college championship.
> >
> > I know when I was in my 20s, no athlete was making more money than I
> > was. Now they sign contracts right out of high school that set them up
> > for life. Sports were just more fun back in those days. The players
> > went out of their way to please fans. Now, it's the money, F the fans.
> >
> > Russ Georgiev
> >
> > www.pokermafia.com
> > www.pokerunchecked.com
> > www.russgeorgiev.com
>
>
> **************************************************
>
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Date: 13 Jan 2009 20:49:59
From: hanks
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
On Jan 13 2009 6:03 AM, CincinnatiKid wrote:

> On Jan 13 2009 8:52 AM, Will_gamble wrote:
>
> > Boxing is where I lost interest the most.
> >
> > I loved boxing in the 70's and early 80's every week there was a great
> > fight.
> >
> > Danny little red Lopez
> > Alexis Arguello
> > Sugar Ray
> > Boom boom Mancini
> > Tommy Hearns
> > Hagler
> > Roberto Duran
> > Bob Foster
> > Freddie Roach
> > Matthew Saad Muhammad against Marvin Johnson
> >
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iihqq79pjBM&feature=related
> >
> > All the Ali drama with all of his opponents
> >
> > I used to plan my Saturday activities around the fight that would be on
> > Saturday afternoon.
> >
> > Now everything is pay per view and rarely matches the hype.
>
>
> Don't forget Sphinx.
>
> Boxing blows now.
>
>
> > On Jan 13 2009 1:35 AM, RussGeorgiev@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > > I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 1968 to play poker. Soon I was
> > > into all things gambling, including booking. The first time I went to
> > > a professional sporting event was in 1969, if I'm correct. It was a
> > > Pro football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions (look
> > > it up). It was being played at the LA Coluseum and the LA Rams were
> > > slight favorites if I remember correctly. The only reason I went was I
> > > was lopsided on LA, but had a strong opinion the Lions would win
> > > outright. I know I won. Pretty sure the Lions won outright. Had 50
> > > yard tickets, but didn't like the experience. Last football game I
> > > ever went to. Hours to park and get in and out.
> > >
> > > But, I loved basketball. I loved the Wilt Chamberlain Lakers. I loved
> > > Jerry West playing. Elgin was past his prime, but still a mighty
> > > force. Used to go to lots of these games. Then the lull, until Jabbar
> > > showed up.
> > >
> > > The game has changed, but it was something watching Wilt Chamberlain
> > > play. They still hold the record for most consecutive wins. At least
> > > another great team broke their record of most wins in a season.
> > >
> > > Maybe it's because I'm much older, but these games don't seem the same
> > > anymore. I have to admit the players of today would be much better
> > > than those of those days. But, the best players in those days were so
> > > much more dominant than the best players of today.
> > >
> > > It's like the Oakland Raiders of old. The Raiders ruled in those days.
> > > Kenny Stabler was something to watch. No matter how many points you
> > > were down in the fourth quarter, you knew you had a chance with
> > > Stabler.
> > >
> > > Jabbar was unstoppable from the start.
> > >
> > > Sports seems to have changed, or maybe it's me. But watching Mantle,
> > > Maris and the Yankees in baseball just made sports watching different.
> > > It's the same with horse racing. We had three triple crown winners in
> > > the 70s. Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Haven't had one
> > > since.
> > >
> > > You had Laver in tennis, then Connor's, then McEnroe.
> > > Commercialization has ruined sports for me.
> > >
> > > Just my opinion. The last time I'd watch games for fun was when
> > > Michael Jordan was playing. It's hard to believe it been thirty years
> > > since he and Larry Bird played for the college championship.
> > >
> > > I know when I was in my 20s, no athlete was making more money than I
> > > was. Now they sign contracts right out of high school that set them up
> > > for life. Sports were just more fun back in those days. The players
> > > went out of their way to please fans. Now, it's the money, F the fans.
> > >
> > > Russ Georgiev
> > >
> > > www.pokermafia.com
> > > www.pokerunchecked.com
> > > www.russgeorgiev.com
> >
> >
> > **************************************************
> >
> > On the wagon since 12/28/08

Name was Spinks.
hanks

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Date: 13 Jan 2009 06:46:41
From: Will_gamble
Subject: Re: Going to Sporting Events----Russ G
On Jan 13 2009 8:03 AM, CincinnatiKid wrote:
>
>
> Don't forget Sphinx.
>
> Boxing blows now.
>

Michael and Leon.

I read where Leon is now a janitor in some northeast school and has his
own interpreter for interviews. Says he is completely happy with his
life's destination. Freaky Dreaky.

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