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  • Another - Heads, you win. Tails, I loose bet . . .

    Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
    Ken, I'd like to propose a wager on which team will take the LAMAR HUNT TROPHY...

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    I get the Broncos and you get the Patriots; if anybody else wins it's a "push." Wager is for sigs and avatars from "Pitcher's & Catchers Report" (Feb. 14) until Opening Day. You may now begin your clucking. :clown:
    - Ok, so you get to pick the greatest offensive team in NFL history and I get the team with no vertical pass threat at all with Gronk out. Hmm. You always seem to stick your neck out and bet on the long-shot. NOT. -

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    Give me a week to think about it.
    I mean I've already caught lightning in a bottle recently when I picked the Sox and you took ALL the other MLB teams to win the World Series. What's the chances of me pulling another rabbit out of the hat? Not too good, & you know it.



    (BTW, in case you don't know it . . . you suck)
    Last edited by KenFougere; 12-31-2013, 03:44 AM.
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    • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
      - Ok, so you get to pick the greatest offensive team in NFL history and I get the team with no vertical pass threat at all with Gronk out. Hmm. You always seem to stick your neck out and bet on the long-shot. NOT. -


      In my defense, I picked the Broncos to go to the Super Bowl* before the season started.

      [*My pre-season pick: Packers over Broncos.]
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      • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
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        In my defense, I picked the Broncos to go to the Super Bowl* before the season started.

        [*My pre-season pick: Packers over Broncos.]
        Well, I thought it over and I've decided to turn down your very, (generous?) offer. wink.gif
        Ken Fougère

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        • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
          Well, I thought it over and I've decided to turn down your very, (generous?) offer. [ATTACH]133625[/ATTACH]
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          Oh ye of little faith. [Hmm, I'm kinda hoping Brady wins number 4 now -- just because. ]
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          • "just because"? - Give me a break . . .

            Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
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            Oh ye of little faith. [Hmm, I'm kinda hoping Brady wins number 4 now -- just because. ]
            As you know, it's going to be even tougher for him to win it this year.
            Remember, they took away
            your favorite, 'tuck' rule.
            Last edited by KenFougere; 01-04-2014, 01:49 PM.
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            • You know Ken, if I were you, I'd have taken the bet. I mean, you've bet me twice and won both times...
              It might be a sorta' "reverse jinx" thing...

              Oh well, too late now...


              [Tactfully ignoring "tuck rule" comment.]
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              1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


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              • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                You know Ken, if I were you, I'd have taken the bet. I mean, you've beat me twice and won both times...
                It might be a sorta' "reverse jinx" thing...

                Oh well, too late now...

                [Tactfully(?) ignoring "tuck rule" comment.]
                A couple of points I'd like to make.

                1.
                ..."you've beat me twice and won both times", is redundant. -

                2. A real "jinx"* has to of lasted at least one generation. *
                (Sadly, I've extensive experience in this field for which I'm still in therapy).

                3. In the thirteen or so years that I've known you, you never, ever say anything, "tactfully".
                Your posting tone usually is more like, :headbeat:, or . See in this case, how using pictures,
                (IE smilies) makes my description (of your posting tone) a lot clearer than words ever could!
                Last edited by KenFougere; 01-06-2014, 06:08 PM.
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                • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                  A couple of points I'd like to make.

                  1.
                  ..."you've beat me twice and won both times", is redundant. -
                  Um, sorry let me clarify -- you won the bet as your team simultaneously won the next available CHAMPIONSHIP. One ending 86 years of frustration (including a historic rally from a 0-3 deficit in the ALCS against the beneficiaries of the curse).
                  [BTW, if there wasn't a curse, does that mean you guys just sucked? ]


                  Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                  2. A real "jinx"* has to of lasted at least one generation. * (Sadly, I've extensive experience in this field for which I'm still in therapy).

                  Don't you think I've suffered?! I once went 18 years without a World Series title! Do you know what that's like?! Oh, right. Um, it's all relative... You know, we expect to win once every 4 years... You guys, not so much. Anywho, it was worth the wait. Apparently we like to win titles in BUNCHES!

                  Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                  3. In the thirteen or so years that I've known you, you never, ever say anything, "tactfully".
                  I'm sure I have... at least once... I mean... the odds favor it... right? How many posts do I have again?

                  Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                  Your posting tone usually is more like, :headbeat:, or . See in this case, how using pictures, (IE smilies) makes my description (of your posting tone) a lot clearer than words ever could!
                  Yeah, I know your not too good with the words and whatnot. :clown:
                  WORLD CHAMPIONS!

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                  1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                  1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                  • The next post in this thread will be number
                    10,000!
                    :applaud:
                    I respectfully request that ALL POSTERS please properly defer that honor to Ken Fougere.
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                    • Who"d-a-thought?

                      Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                      The next post in this thread will be number
                      10,000!
                      :applaud:
                      I respectfully request that ALL POSTERS please properly defer that honor to Ken Fougere.
                      Thank you YankeeMan. I appreciate your polite and considerate gesture.

                      Wow, I guess I hit a popular and sensitive baseball nerve when I started this thread. It's received posts from baseball fans from all around the world. Some of the countries include Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, China, Estonia, Sweden, Colombia, Australia, Moldova, Chile, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Germany and of course the USA.

                      I can honestly say that I've enjoyed engaging in the 'discussions' and smack-talk with all the members who posted here more than any other online activity I've done. Sure, I know it's discussions and statistical data is not as in depth as most other baseball threads, but maybe it's that lighthearted difference found in Bitter Rivals that makes it so unique. It just blows my mind that it has lasted so long.

                      Maybe Sean knows of any other thread in Baseball-Fever that lasted 12 years and/or received 10,000 Posts and well over a Half Million Views.
                      (BTW, all of the first year's posts in 2002 mysteriously disappeared.)

                      Special thanks go out to Sean (webmaster), VTSoxFan, Mattingly, SDL, CuriousBoston and of course the one & only, (thank God),
                      YankeeMan for their contributions which has made this thread so engaging, compelling and enjoyable over these 12 years.
                      Last edited by KenFougere; 01-07-2014, 06:01 PM.
                      Ken Fougère

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                      • Do you think Sean would know of other Baseball-Fever threads that lasted 12 years or received 10,000 Posts and well over a Half Million Views?


                        Again, special thanks go out to Sean (webmaster), VTSoxFan, Mattingly, SDL, CuriousBoston and of course the one & only, (thank God),
                        YankeeMan for their contributions which has made this thread so engaging, compelling and enjoyable over these 12 years.
                        Last edited by KenFougere; 01-07-2014, 05:59 PM.
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                        • On 5/20/1976... YankeeMan is TEN years old and IN ATTENDANCE at Yankee Stadium! :-)

                          In the "spirit of the thread," I'm providing this video link in celebration of 10K+ posts: :innocent:

                          Final Score: BoSux 8 Yankees 2 -- but we still haven't heard from the other two judges! [That's a boxing reference Ken. ]

                          Hey, this thread may not be as "serious" as other places on BBF... but that's the point knuckleheads!
                          Last edited by YankeeMan; 01-08-2014, 12:39 AM.
                          WORLD CHAMPIONS!

                          1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                          1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                          1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                          • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                            In the "spirit of the thread," I'm providing this video link in celebration of 10K+ posts: :innocent:

                            Final Score: BoSux 8 Yankees 2 -- but we still haven't heard from the other two judges! [That's a boxing reference Ken. ]

                            Hey, this thread may not be as "serious" as other places on BBF... but that's the point knuckleheads!
                            "The Wrong Stuff" by Bill Lee; pp.154-158
                            sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                            • I Private Message received from Sean (webmaster)

                              Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                              Thank you YankeeMan. I appreciate your polite and considerate gesture.

                              Wow, I guess I hit a popular and sensitive baseball nerve when I started this thread. It's received posts from baseball fans from all around the world. Some of the countries include Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, China, Estonia, Sweden, Colombia, Australia, Moldova, Chile, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Germany and of course the USA.

                              I can honestly say that I've enjoyed engaging in the 'discussions' and smack-talk with all the members who posted here more than any other online activity I've done. Sure, I know it's discussions and statistical data is not as in depth as most other baseball threads, but maybe it's that lighthearted difference found in Bitter Rivals that makes it so unique. It just blows my mind that it has lasted so long.

                              Maybe Sean knows of any other thread in Baseball-Fever that lasted 12 years and/or received 10,000 Posts and well over a Half Million Views.
                              (BTW, all of the first year's posts in 2002 mysteriously disappeared.)

                              Special thanks go out to Sean (webmaster), VTSoxFan, Mattingly, SDL, CuriousBoston and of course the one & only, (thank God),
                              YankeeMan for their contributions which has made this thread so engaging, compelling and enjoyable over these 12 years.

                              * * * I wanted to share this PM I received from Sean, AKA: :supe: (Webmaster).

                              www.baseball-fever.com 2014-1-10 14 23 38.png
                              Ken Fougère

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                              • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                                In the "spirit of the thread," I'm providing this video link in celebration of 10K+ posts: :innocent:

                                Final Score: BoSux 8 Yankees 2 -- but we still haven't heard from the other two judges! [That's a boxing reference Ken. ]

                                Hey, this thread may not be as "serious" as other places on BBF... but that's the point knuckleheads!
                                I'm not quite sure you posted this video knowing that the 1978 playoff game at Fenway was at the end of the video or not. Knowing you, the way I do? Let's let the judges decide whether you knew it and posted it with the intentional purpose of just being the YOU we've all come to know and...

                                Well the votes are in and the judges verdict is, , you indeed maliciously posted the video. (There's a shocker! - )
                                Ken Fougère

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