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post #164 of 250

No, it is not RJH999!  It is up to the broadcast corporation to encrypt their signals, and if they are not encrypted, you are fair game to receive them.  Only when you use software or other means to circumvent the encryption means, does it become illegal.

 

During an NHL on NBC broadcast a few years ago, Mike "Doc" Emrick even welcomed those watching on C-Band during a commercial break, knowing full well there were a few hundred watching legally by this means, as NBC does not encrypt their signals available on 72 degrees (SD) and 101 degrees (HD - 4 time zones)!!!

 

And btw, the bitrate is so high because you avoid the "middle man" - ie., DishNet or DirecTV getting the signals from the production truck and sending them via CBS or NBC or whatever station - you get them straight by yourself.   Sure, there is a lot of technical know-how and expensive equipment involved, but it is great.

post #165 of 250
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Originally Posted by TreyWingbat View Post

No, it is not RJH999!  It is up to the broadcast corporation to encrypt their signals, and if they are not encrypted, you are fair game to receive them.  Only when you use software or other means to circumvent the encryption means, does it become illegal.

During an NHL on NBC broadcast a few years ago, Mike "Doc" Emrick even welcomed those watching on C-Band during a commercial break, knowing full well there were a few hundred watching legally by this means, as NBC does not encrypt their signals available on 72 degrees (SD) and 101 degrees (HD - 4 time zones)!!!

And btw, the bitrate is so high because you avoid the "middle man" - ie., DishNet or DirecTV getting the signals from the production truck and sending them via CBS or NBC or whatever station - you get them straight by yourself.   Sure, there is a lot of technical know-how and expensive equipment involved, but it is great.

Can I just come over and watch it at your house? That sounds like too much work.
post #166 of 250
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

Yeah, his driver has been lights out lately. No fear!

Rory hit every Driver over 300 yards yesterday. Every single one. That's only been done 3 other times in history and Rory just told Kostis "I'm driving the ball better than anytime in my life"

No kidding... He's turned into one of the best drivers of the golf ball I've ever seen, and he finished birdie, birdie for the second day in a row. Looks like he's going to the top of the world again soon and well deserved.

I think I'm most blown away that he's beating on that driver and sending it with these distances... and he's 5'9" tall. Unbelievable.
post #167 of 250
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post

No kidding... He's turned into one of the best drivers of the golf ball I've ever seen

 

Give it a month.

 

That's not to say he won't stay that way, but just… let's talk in a month.

post #168 of 250
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post

Rory hit every Driver over 300 yards yesterday. Every single one. That's only been done 3 other times in history and Rory just told Kostis "I'm driving the ball better than anytime in my life"

No kidding... He's turned into one of the best drivers of the golf ball I've ever seen, and he finished birdie, birdie for the second day in a row. Looks like he's going to the top of the world again soon and well deserved.

I think I'm most blown away that he's beating on that driver and sending it with these distances... and he's 5'9" tall. Unbelievable.

I'm 5'/8" and I average 300 yard drives b2_tongue.gif
Seriously though I have hit quite a few over 300 (not regularly) and it just takes timing and great mechanics which is what Rory is rolling with right now.

Rory is awesome but I feel he is a little similar mentally as Bubba as far as keeping his head in the game. We'll see how long he can keep having fun here...
post #169 of 250
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post

I'm 5'/8" and I average 300 yard drives b2_tongue.gif
Seriously though I have hit quite a few over 300 (not regularly) and it just takes timing and great mechanics which is what Rory is rolling with right now.

Rory is awesome but I feel he is a little similar mentally as Bubba as far as keeping his head in the game. We'll see how long he can keep having fun here...
Apologies but it annoys me to no end when people talk about Rory being inconsistent. 13 wins and 3 majors in just over 4 years. He's one of the most consistent golfers of all time!

He's not Tiger, sure but other than he or Jack, no one in history has had a start to their career like this. No one keeps their swing and confidence constantly but Rory has done it more consistently than almost anyone.
post #170 of 250
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it just takes timing and great mechanics

anyway...

Not necessarily saying he will blister more records with driver in a month or whatever, but he's certainly established himself as one of the best drivers ever if he continues. (Don't forget that record of 300 yards with every single drive that was only done in history 4 times... Rory owns two of those...) No one is perfect forever, ask Tiger. And right now Rory is perfect with driver. The kid, 3 time major winner definitely will not suddenly collapse in a month.

He's technically sound, physically strong from his workout regimen, and mentally strong as his records suggest..I believe his biggest strength is confidence. He literally grips it & rips it without fear of any architectural course layout... And the rest of his game feeds off the driver.. His putter stroke looks best ironically when he's ball striking driver with such bold confidence.

I like the kid and believe in him that this driver display will take him to top. The way he's playing, he may even catch Sergio Garcia who's tearing it up too.. But no one is above Rory in total driving as of late.

and I'm just enjoying watching it so much
post #171 of 250
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Originally Posted by Gunther View Post


Apologies but it annoys me to no end when people talk about Rory being inconsistent. 13 wins and 3 majors in just over 4 years. He's one of the most consistent golfers of all time!

He's not Tiger, sure but other than he or Jack, no one in history has had a start to their career like this. No one keeps their swing and confidence constantly but Rory has done it more consistently than almost anyone.

If we didn't have the internet, and Jack and Tiger to compare Rory to, we might be more patient with his development.

 

He's had a good - great season so far this year, but he was clearly struggling either with new clubs or his girlfriend last season.  Once he puts 2 or more good seasons together he'll lose the "inconsistent" tag, especially if Tiger doesn't start to dominate again.

post #172 of 250
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

If we didn't have the internet, and Jack and Tiger to compare Rory to, we might be more patient with his development.

He's had a good - great season so far this year, but he was clearly struggling either with new clubs or his girlfriend last season.  Once he puts 2 or more good seasons together he'll lose the "inconsistent" tag, especially if Tiger doesn't start to dominate again.
I think the rep has more to do with his absolute domination in his 1st 2 majors coupled with the run he went on after his PGA. So, if he doesn't win every other tournament, after showing that he can for a brief spell, people chalk that up to inconsistency. No one, not even Tiger, can keep that level going indefinitely. Anyways, that's my rant.
post #173 of 250
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post


anyway...

Not necessarily saying he will blister more records with driver in a month or whatever, but he's certainly established himself as one of the best drivers ever if he continues. (Don't forget that record of 300 yards with every single drive that was only done in history 4 times... Rory owns two of those...) No one is perfect forever, ask Tiger. And right now Rory is perfect with driver. The kid, 3 time major winner definitely will not suddenly collapse in a month.

He's technically sound, physically strong from his workout regimen, and mentally strong as his records suggest..I believe his biggest strength is confidence. He literally grips it & rips it without fear of any architectural course layout... And the rest of his game feeds off the driver.. His putter stroke looks best ironically when he's ball striking driver with such bold confidence.

I like the kid and believe in him that this driver display will take him to top. The way he's playing, he may even catch Sergio Garcia who's tearing it up too.. But no one is above Rory in total driving as of late.

and I'm just enjoying watching it so much

Definitely agree with the bolded. When he plays with no fear, as he is now, he is scary good. 

post #174 of 250

I'm looking forward to seeing the finish of this tournament. Rory and Sergio battling it out in the final group could be a lot of fun.

post #175 of 250
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Originally Posted by 3putter View Post
 

 

Perception and reality don't always align.

Exactly my point.

post #176 of 250

Good grief! I turned on the TV just in time to see Tiger hit it fat on a par 3 and come up 65 yards short. :bugout:

 

That's what I would expect to see out of...

 

...me. ;-)

post #177 of 250

Jesus Tiger. He's starting to make me feel good about my driving game. He'd be missing the first and 18th fairways at St. Andrew's.

post #178 of 250

Seriously, this is hard to watch. My heart wants him on the Ryder Cup team, but if I had Tom Watson's head, I don't know how I'd pick him. He's just an absolute mess right now.

post #179 of 250
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Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post

Seriously, this is hard to watch. My heart wants him on the Ryder Cup team, but if I had Tom Watson's head, I don't know how I'd pick him. He's just an absolute mess right now.

Every European wants to see Woods in the US team. His Ryder Cup record was poor even when he was playing well. Playing as he is today, he'd be a liability.

Hoping to see Sergio close it out today. It would be nice to see him go into a major with a win of this magnitude boosting his confidence.
post #180 of 250
Was that a big wince by Tiger?
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