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chewingthefat

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Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Mon, 04/25/11 9:50 PM (permalink)
AS a everyday sports person, whatever the sport /sports may be, what has been your biggest thrill so far?
A hole in one, a HR in a Little League game, or bringing down a Mountain Goat at a long distance, you got the idea, watacha have? Me, I holed a second shot on a par 4, at Columbia Country Club, in Chevy Chase, in a tournament, all net, no roll, on the fly! It was a YEOW moment!
 
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    mar52

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    Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Mon, 04/25/11 10:11 PM (permalink)
    Thinking, thinking, thinking.....
     
    Aha!  Knocking down an entire long row of sawhorses at the Los Angeles Open.
     
    I rode my bike between two of them.
     
    I never saw the rope connecting all of them.
     
    Guess that really doesn't count.
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Mon, 04/25/11 10:13 PM (permalink)
      I'd have to say my biggest sports thrill was standing on the sidelines coaching and watching as my grandson blew up a tight end who'd just caught a pass on the half yardline, caught the kid's fumble in the air and ran 99 1/2 yards for a touchdown, breaking at least five tackles along the way.
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Mon, 04/25/11 10:14 PM (permalink)
        mar52


        Thinking, thinking, thinking.....

        Aha!  Knocking down an entire long row of sawhorses at the Los Angeles Open.

        I rode my bike between two of them.

        I never saw the rope connecting all of them.

        Guess that really doesn't count.

        Oh boy does it count.

         
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          EdSails

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          Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Mon, 04/25/11 11:09 PM (permalink)
          The stast of my first Newport to Ensenada Race. Standing on the forederck of a race boat, knowing we were competing against the "big boys" in one of the biggest sailboat races of them all. What a rush when the gun went off and we trimmed the sails to start.
           
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            WarToad

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            Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 7:56 AM (permalink)
            Climbed Mt. Fuji three times.   Amazing view of Tokyo/Yokohama and the pacific if the clouds below permit.
             
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              Greymo

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              Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 10:05 AM (permalink)
              My  greatest thrill was reeling in a 37 inch Northern Pike at Red Lake in New York State.  My  father in law,  brother in law, and husband  were all shouting at me and telling me I was  doing it  wrong  and that I was going to   lose it.  I had it in the boat flopping around their feet and then they all shut up! 
               
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                the ancient mariner

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                Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 11:32 AM (permalink)
                Scoring the only TD in an otherwise scoreless defensive struggle.
                The year was 1949-- we were underdogs  against a big Greenport team.  We
                were just a so-so team in the Long Island Semi-Pro League. 
                 
                With about 6-7 minutes left in the 4th Quarter  I caught a 10 yd pass
                and ran 50 yds for the game winner.  All I could think of on the way was----DON"T TRIP.
                 
                I was mauled by my teammates-----and hugged by the coach who said
                "I knew they were never going to catch you".  62 years later I can still hear his voice and feel his hug. 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
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                  chewingthefat

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                  Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 11:49 AM (permalink)
                  the ancient mariner


                  Scoring the only TD in an otherwise scoreless defensive struggle.
                  The year was 1949-- we were underdogs  against a big Greenport team.  We
                  were just a so-so team in the Long Island Semi-Pro League. 

                  With about 6-7 minutes left in the 4th Quarter  I caught a 10 yd pass
                  and ran 50 yds for the game winner.  All I could think of on the way was----DON"T TRIP.

                  I was mauled by my teammates-----and hugged by the coach who said
                  "I knew they were never going to catch you".  62 years later I can still hear his voice and feel his hug. 





                  And they still haven't caught you!

                   
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                    ann peeples

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                    Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 12:05 PM (permalink)
                    Climbing up and down the bluffs of Lake Michigan day in and day out for all my teenage years. I go back to these spots and wonder how in heck I did it. Very steep, pretty dangerous.Ah, the fearlessness of youth!
                     
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                      mar52

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                      Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 12:22 PM (permalink)
                      How about kissing the quarterback?
                       
                       
                       
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                        Michael Hoffman

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                        Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 12:57 PM (permalink)
                        Speaking as a former quarterback ...
                         
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                          chewingthefat

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                          Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 5:57 PM (permalink)
                          Michael Hoffman


                          Speaking as a former quarterback ...

                          Michael, in Hebrew meaning, "who is like God"

                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 6:07 PM (permalink)
                            No. He who is as God.
                             
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                              chewingthefat

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                              Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 8:21 PM (permalink)
                              Michael Hoffman


                              No. He who is as God.
                              [/quote
                              Nope, google it, Michael the Archangel, God's most powerful force against evil, along with Gabriel, another wonderful name.
                               
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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 8:24 PM (permalink)
                                Actually, the translation from the original Aramaic is as I said.
                                 
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                                  chewingthefat

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                                  Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 8:40 PM (permalink)
                                  Michael Hoffman


                                  Actually, the translation from the original Aramaic is as I said.

                                  You may be right, I'm not fluent in Aramic, just Hebrew, Irish, and American!

                                   
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                                    pnwchef

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                                    Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 8:55 PM (permalink)
                                    I think when I Quarterbacked the Jets in Super Bowl III, that was a fun year.....................
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 8:58 PM (permalink)
                                      Me, I just played quarterback at Hillhouse, and hardly played quarterback at Texas.
                                       
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                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Tue, 04/26/11 9:00 PM (permalink)
                                        chewingthefat


                                        Michael Hoffman


                                        Actually, the translation from the original Aramaic is as I said.

                                        You may be right, I'm not fluent in Aramic, just Hebrew, Irish, and American!


                                        I'm working on American, but I am not fluent in the Irish.
                                         
                                        Although, In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty. T'was there that I met her...
                                         
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                                          mr chips

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                                          Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Wed, 04/27/11 12:18 AM (permalink)
                                          Biggest thrill was watching my son getting the game winning single that won the oregon championship for his senior little league team and sent them to the regional tournament in california.
                                           
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                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                            Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Wed, 04/27/11 12:27 AM (permalink)
                                            That, Mr.Chips, qualifies as a really great thrill.
                                             
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                                              EdSails

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                                              Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Wed, 04/27/11 1:48 AM (permalink)
                                              mr chips


                                              Biggest thrill was watching my son getting the game winning single that won the oregon championship for his senior little league team and sent them to the regional tournament in california.

                                               
                                              Awesome!
                                               
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                                                Re:Your greatest thrill sportswise, for yourself Wed, 04/27/11 3:32 AM (permalink)
                                                Several of them:
                                                1. Intercepting a pass in the last game of my senior year and running it back to save an undefeated season and win a district championship!
                                                2. Watching my Daughter Win 3 individual state championship events in swimming at the FL High School State Championships on the same weekend.
                                                3. Watching my son pin a guy who weighed about 40 pounds more than him in a high school  heavyweight wrestling match in NJ to win the district championship for his team.
                                                Both kids went to college on athletic scholarships.
                                                <message edited by Foodbme on Wed, 04/27/11 3:33 AM>
                                                 
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