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  1. Nov 30, 2019 #1

    Keith Sinclair

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    Surfing world championship down to last event here in Hawaii. Moore from Hawaii has good chance to win the woman's world tour.

    Who would have thought that the Niner's & Ravens would be so strong in their divisions. Hawk's & Saint's are still contenders tho Craig has given up on NFL already.:D
     
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    I know nothing about surfing but find it much more interesting than American football...hope the local wins.
     
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    Me too, wish it was televised as much as the football. Even with the big waves, coral reefs, rocky shoreline and sharks its probably safer too..
     
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    I like Fox Sports Net. Has Surfing, Cycling etc. The Tour de France was was really good this year. The Surfing world tour has been good too except
    Hawaii's John John Florence had the lead winning at huge Bells Beach & Margrete River injured his knee at Oi Rio Pro Brazil. Brazil has become a dominate force in world surfing
    In the top four places, 1,2,4 are all Brazil going into the final event at Billabong Pipe Masters.

    The women surf same events as men except Tahiti Pro & Pipe Masters. Hawaii's Carissa Moore surfs Pipeline better than most men. She shines in big surf tucked deep in the tube.
     
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    The NFL is rigged :)
    Brees looks like someone’s grandpa at this point but somehow he’s still one of the most efficient QBs in the game.
    How does the grading system work for a surfing competition?
     
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    It is harder than other sports
    Depends on surf conditions. Of coarse time in the tube scores high.

    Performance moves like cutbacks, lip floaters, landing 360's, style flow getting most out of the wave. Finishing strong. Some of the best hot surfers do 360's in fair size surf. Putting all the trick moves aside to be world class must be able to surf large tubes on be shallow reef like Tahiti. & Pipeline.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2019 #7

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    Well the two hot teams played today Ravens won it with a field goal.

    Thought Patriots would win over Texan's. Ravens destroyed the Texan's couple weeks back and beat the Patriots by 17 points before that. They are going to lose home field advantage if they meet the Ravens again in the playoffs. Brady better get hot in Dec. To have any chance to make it to the SB. They have a great defense, but Brady has O line & other problems. He misses his big honky buddy who is enjoying his retirement.
     
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    Pats offense is so talent depleted at this point. Any team that can put up 17 pts against their defense can beat them.
     
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    I have never seen Brady throw away so many balls.

    Gronk was on football pre game & halftime last week he was really funny.
     
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    Yes, the Pats have completely screwed Brady. His protection is not good. Sanu that they got in a trade for a second rounder hasn’t been effective, they didn’t really replace gronk after he retired. They foolishly released Gordon...

    All the old timers are falling off this year (Brees, Rivers, Brady and Eli)

    I still think Lamar Jackson is crazy overhyped.
     
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    Hype is rampant in the NFL. At first they were hyping Baker Mayfield & Browns to win AFC North. Many picked Ravens to finish last in division. Don't know why last year when Flacco got hurt final 7 games won six with Lamar Jackson. Lost title game to LA Chargers

    Off-season worked on down field passing skills. They sacked offensive coordinator & brought in Greg Roman his play calling suited to Jackson as a dual running and passing attack.

    There is a lot of hype because most gave no notice to Jackson were caught off guard when Ravens won 9 straight against some good teams.
     
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    Carissa Moore won her forth world title today at Maui Pro. Australian Stepany Gilmore seven time world champion knocked out 17 year old Caroline Marks from Florida in semi finals who was closest to Carissa in points.

    It has been three years since Carissa won her last one. World titles are harder to win now with more skilled young women surfing than ever.
     
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    Jeez Bree's five touchdown passes & still come up short.
     
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    As a niner fan it felt good to win by a field goal instead of lose by one.
     
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    Yeh the niners two loses were close ones against good teams. They really looked good yesterday.
     
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    Old man Brees has 6 total TDs, stretched the field the best he could ( Ginn jr. doesn’t seem interested in catching passes this year). We still lost but it’s not the end of the world. San Fran was at the 5 spot and the saints were at the 1 spot for playoff seeding. San Fran couldn’t afford to lose another game, back to back no less. George Kittle is unstoppable, Gronk 2.0.
    Brees was too efficient, his scoring drives were too quick actually, there’s nothing better than letting your defense rest up on the sideline for 6 minutes while you march slowly down field and that just didn’t happen.
    Kamara was overused earlier in the season and it shows. Latavious Murray looks so good it almost doesn’t matter.
    Home field advantage doesn’t seems to exist in the NFC. Saints won @ Seattle, 9ers win @ Nola, Seattle wins @ San Fran, Rams win @ Seattle. Any given Sunday.
     
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    Ram's beat Seattle in LA. Being a Hawk's fan didn't like that game at all. Could see it coming Seattle has won quite a few close games & the Ram's needed it to have any hope of staying alive.

    I think San Fransisco & Saints are best teams in the NFC. I was rooting for the Saint's & Janice was rooting for San Fransisco she likes Jimmy Garoppolo because he is a handsome guy.:D
     
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    Sorry I got confused. Baltimore best hawks in Seattle then correct?
    Yeah, I think it’s between Seattle saints and San Fran. Green Bay seems on a lower level.
     
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    San Fran destroyed Green Bay. Seattle is getting better, but not up to the level they were when they won the Superbowl with that great defense.
     
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    Seattle and New Orleans can go from looking like the hottest team in the NFC to looking mediocre week to week. Both teams are heavily momentum driven.

    San Fran has shown a terrific amount of consistency, even though Brees did shred their defense yesterday.
     
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    If anyone interested Google Pipe Masters day two. Today had light trades and good conditions. Old man Kelly 47 yrs. old had a perfect 10 at Backdoors (Pipeline right). John John Florence who was leading in world tour tore ACL had surgery back for last event at pipe after missing over half of the world tour. He was ripping at Pipeline. He had higest heat score today. Unreal tube rides over shallow reef. Few broken boards. High adventure :)
     
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    Or better goggle Billabong Pipeline Masters John John Florence

    It is forecast to get even bigger hope the wind is good like today.
     

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