War Room OT Discussion v2

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  1. Lead

    Lead /Led/ Staff Member

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    I'm a pretty laid back drunk. I probably have a higher chance of being in a fight sober than drunk
     
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  2. kpt018

    kpt018 Gold Belt

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    I'll grant you this last fight but Mayweather has beaten several boxing HOFers.
     
  3. senri

    senri The belt that resides inside you

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    .......
     
  4. Graverobber

    Graverobber ******WTF Belt******

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    of course, no dis to money.
    he's one of goat boxers but this last one shouldn't count is all I'm sayin
     
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  5. JonesBones

    JonesBones Yellow Card

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    It's a strange situation. I remember when McGwire broke Roger Maris's record. Maris's family was prominent during this and I think in the stands when he McGwire broke the record. And McGwire motioned to his family and talked about Maris. He was respectful.

    That would have been a thing to witness. Mantle and Maris going after Ruth's record. Same thing with Dimagggio's hit streak. Everyday you would look to see if Joe got a hit or Maris or Mantle hit one out. Ted Williams going 400 is legendary too. He could have quit. Not taken the at bats and stopped at 400. But he took them and ended up higher.

    After the game, Ted said he’d never felt nervous in baseball before. Now, he said, “I was shaking like a leaf when I went to bat the first time. Then when I got that first hit, I was all set. I felt good. Gee, there’s a lot of luck making that many hits.” He turned to Jimmie Foxx and exclaimed, “Just think–hitting .400. What do you think of that, Slug? Just a kid like me hitting that high.”
     
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  6. Graverobber

    Graverobber ******WTF Belt******

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    hate to date myself here, but as a kid I saw both Maris and Mantle play back east.
    I don't think I fully appreciated it, but I remember going to the old 'wooden' yankee stadium with my
    Dad and gramps.
     
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  7. sabretruth

    sabretruth Silver Belt

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    I remember when Jose Reyes won the batting title he sat for the final game to make sure his average didn't go down lol.
     
  8. Lead

    Lead /Led/ Staff Member

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    I think like 30% of the WR is affected by the hurricane.
     
  9. senri

    senri The belt that resides inside you

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    Memories like that are good to hold onto. They keep the cortex fresh and tight in structure. Never forget your origins Mr Graves.
     
  10. senri

    senri The belt that resides inside you

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    I am down south helping some in need. You should join us Mr Lead.
     
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  11. Jack V Savage

    Jack V Savage Funklord of the USA and the Nicest Guy on Sherdog

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    Meh. Rocky fought a lot of bums on the way up. His 35th fight was against a guy who entered the ring 11-14-2 and was certainly way worse than McGregor. Overall, there's no question at all which of the two faced better competition. Anyway, the record is meaningless. Retiring before you get washed up isn't a real mark of greatness as a fighter.
     
  12. waiguoren

    waiguoren Brown Belt

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    Mayweather's first professional opponent had a record of 0-0 when they fought. Should that one also not count?
     
  13. Graverobber

    Graverobber ******WTF Belt******

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    are you really in China?
    or is that where you were in 09?
     
  14. waiguoren

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  15. senri

    senri The belt that resides inside you

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    Always bet on the black flesh for they are the pillars of The Nexus.
     
  16. senri

    senri The belt that resides inside you

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    It appears that you have accepted Mr Mayweather's tangible essence migrate deep inside your cortex Mr Savage. You seem to gape quite nicely to what is best for the Sapiens.
     
  17. waiguoren

    waiguoren Brown Belt

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    I'm a bit surprised you watch fighting. It would seem to offend your sophisticated side.
     
  18. Jack V Savage

    Jack V Savage Funklord of the USA and the Nicest Guy on Sherdog

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    I posted to the HWs for seven years before I ever appeared in the WR. Bet on most events, though usually pretty small (under $100), unless I see some real opportunity. I've mentioned some in this thread and the earlier one: (page 7 if you're on 30 posts per page really starts http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/war-room-ot-discussion.3390263/page-7). Werdum/Cain was a great opportunity, too: http://origin.forums.sherdog.com/posts/106419393/
     
  19. waiguoren

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    Interesting post, but I feel it did not address my point.
     
  20. Jack V Savage

    Jack V Savage Funklord of the USA and the Nicest Guy on Sherdog

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    OK, my dad considered martial arts training (mostly boxing) to be part of a gentleman's education, and I've trained in various disciplines almost my whole life (off and on). Always been a fan. I think fighting sports are a great example of what it means to be civilized--being propelled by passion but not steered by it. In a situation where a barbarian would flail or flee, training enables people to calmly make rational decisions. It definitely attracts a rough element, but I think if more sophisticated types looked past that and gave it a chance, a lot of them would develop a deep appreciation for it. And the betting is key, too. I do it not to make money but to get rewarded or punished for being right or wrong. It's a purely intellectual thrill.
     
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