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  1. Well it's not like throwing rocks at each other, but it will do in a pinch.
  2. These two teams are stupid fast. My club is going to have to stay in front of them and take advantage of their mistakes to win this one. Big step up from the Leafs and Jets. That's for sure.
  3. I read Paper Tiger and really liked it. If things ever calm down a bit I should get this book or one of his others.
  4. I got a couple of friends that shave strokes. One of them does it shamelessly, rolls his ball whether it needs it or not and will never card anything higher than an eight. There is no pretense. We have fun when we go out. The other guy is a better player who could be really good if he played on a more regular basis. He'll give you a score and be dead serious about it. He'll talk about it and that used to frustrate the heck out of me. After years around this guy, I'm convinced that he simply forgets bad strokes and it doesn't bother me any more.
  5. The relative strictness that the league's officials call penalties ebbs and flows over time. I remember directly after the 04-05 lockout that refs were whistling all manner of obstruction penalties. Half the game was on the power play for one team or the other. Hooking penalties were very popular. Practically speaking, you could call a boatload of penalties in most games, so they sort of pick and choose the more significant ones. If it erases a clear-cut scoring chance, it is much more likely to get a whistle. It's kind of like holding penalties in American football. Call too many p
  6. Cross-checking can often be a two-minute penalty as well. It depends on the severity which is up to referee discretion. Vicious shots may draw a five-minute penalty, but you'll also see a lot of small cross-checks go unpenalized from game to game.
  7. That would generally be ruled interference. Normally, a two-minute penalty. It is one of those calls that are missed on a not infrequent basis.
  8. My point was that there is a lot of gray area. The other guy's argument was that it was black and white. My use of non-contact was merely to illustrate the one way you could make it less subjective.
  9. If there wasn't still grey area then, by your logic, the NHL would have dealt out several of your 10-game suspensions. I know. The dinosaurs are still in charge. Don't fret. The trend is obvious. Player protection is a priority and eventually the NHL will be a non-contact version of the sport. I'm sure you and your enlightened friends will enjoy the game very much.
  10. Other than those with undue political influence, which I see too often in my home country, it boils down to faith in "scientific reality". With 100% faith in what these vaccine manufactures have produced, it is an easy answer. Not everyone has that faith. I got no idea where Rahm was in this decision of his. I tend to think Nicklaus had nothing to do with it.
  11. I don't disagree with you about the idea of getting the vaccine is a good idea. At the same time, piling on Rahm is something I find distasteful. It's a decision people got to make for themselves. I got no idea why he decided not to get it. Maybe he's paying the price now. We as people have to make our decisions and live with the consequences.
  12. There is a heck of a lot of gray area in there. "Non-hockey plays"? So what exactly is that anyway? Obviously there are gratuitous examples (Hunter on Turgeon), It, I think, is easier in theory than it is in practice.
  13. Ever since the CTE became a well-known public fact, the NHL has been walking a tight rope. The league knows full well that a large number of its customers want a physical game with full, robust body checking. But now it can't afford to have guys get seriously injured the way they used to. The result is this weird, uneven style of disciplining various infractions. In regard to the Schiefele-Evans incident I've seen people say he ought to get 10 games, 4 games or nothing at all, even a charging minor. The challenge for the NHL is finding some sort of consistent way to deal with things.
  14. Realistically, golf is a game that will always demand a level of decorum from spectators. The reason why is because golf's spectators have demanded as much. Having an atmosphere like football, basketball or hockey won't do. If someone were looking for that, they wouldn't be at a golf tournament in the first place.
  15. I don't see why. They got a while before there is a real danger of losing the 2022 season. I suspect they'll push the envelope as far as they can, but settle when the possibility of losing real serious money presents itself.
  16. Believe it or not, the NHL may have actually learned a lesson from that latest Tom Wilson incident. Just as well. Didn't want to see my favorite team running around and taking penalties tonight. Four games seems about right, but I was guessing they'd chop it to two or three because Scheifele had no priors.
  17. I haven't notice any real uptick, but I've played most of my rounds so far at home. The home course greens are damn firm. Firm enough that even my decent shots don't leave much of a dent. In fairness, I think most of our players are pretty conscientious. Definitely more so than back in the Dayton days.
  18. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Post the scores you have and the result is the result. My game has become so embarrassing that I no-cap. Really, it doesn't particularly matter now anyway. My new home course doesn't have an association or any of the handicapped events I used to participate in when Kittyhawk still existed. So I save my $40 and the hassle of putting it all in.
  19. Nikolaj Ehlers (#27 in blue) is properly getting a lot of credit for holding the scrum back from the injured Evans.
  20. For me it varies a lot depending on where I am. You'd hear music all the time on the old home course in Dayton, OH. There's a lot less of that at my new place despite some Garth Brooks coming from somewhere on the back nine on Sunday afternoon. A generality seems to be that the fancier the course, the less likely you are going to hear other people's music.
  21. It is true that you can get yourself in a good mindset to play slower when you know it is coming.
  22. I'll give Schiefele just enough credit to assume he thought he might still be able to prevent the empty-net goal as he charged at Evans, but it was a high hit and extremely reckless. There ought to be some sort of suspension here but I'd really hesitate to try to guess what the NHL will come up with here. Guess there have already been some threats, so things might get dicey if he comes back this series. Really, it is a sort of odd situation. You don't see hits in that kind of position very often. Unless he never noticed Schiefele, Evans had to know he was putting himself in a danger
  23. It would have been interesting if this had been a regular year to see if this did anything one way or the other to their attendance. Maybe Cuban is right. His organization and fan base really would prefer to ditch the national anthem. On the other hand, this might be a sort of ego trip for Cuban. He does have a bit of history that way. From what I've seen, Mavs games sell out. If they have full-capacity next year, we'll see if that continues.
  24. Let me put it this way. This law is inherently unconstitutional and the motivations of the people behind it are cynically political. But ... I like having the national anthem played before sporting events. If a professional sports team, like Cuban's Mavericks, choose not to play the anthem, I will be substantially less inclined to support them.
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