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Can someone explain what stroke and distance means?  I've heard it mentioned many times, but never a clear explanation.

General Banter / Re: Anyone else think LeBron needs a LeBrain?
« on: July 09, 2010, 04:10:13 PM »
Miami will not win the title next year because in order to sign Bosh, Wade, and Lebron to near max deals, they're basically going to have to pay the minimum salary to every other player on their team to fill their roster and stay under the cap.  They're basically going to have a bunch of scrubs and D-leaguers playing crunch time minutes.  That's not going to work, even if the three stars stay healthy throughout the playoffs and rarely get into foul trouble.  The only way this will work is if solid role players take a significant pay cut to come play for the Heat. 

The best chance for Lebron to win would have been to go to Chicago who have the best nucleus of young players: Rose, Noah, Deng, and Boozer.  Lebron would have been the alpha dog on that team, but there's a little more ambiguity in Miami with Wade there.  Bottom line, I think the reason Lebron hasn't won a title yet is because he's not a killer like Kobe or Jordan are.  Their teammates were (and are) borderline afraid to let them down, which is definitely not the case with Lebron. 

I don't have any issue with him leaving the Cavs, but the hour-long special was a joke and came off as extremely narcissistic.  I predict the Heat flame out in the conference finals next year, while the Lakers make it another three-peat.   

Found and Lost / Re: FOUND CELL PHONE
« on: July 02, 2010, 06:45:07 PM »
Phone has been returned to it's owner.

Found and Lost / FOUND CELL PHONE
« on: July 02, 2010, 03:09:30 PM »
Found a cell phone today at Waterworks.  Identify it and it's yours.

General Banter / Re: Distance after you mark your lie?
« on: June 08, 2010, 11:24:04 PM »
I believe it's from the back of your mini.  Also, if you leave your original disc it's 30 cm from the back of that disc. So for instance, if you're pinned up against a tree, it's to your advantage to leave your original disc so you can get as much separation as possible. 

General Banter / Re: Beware of the BUSH POLICE
« on: June 08, 2010, 08:44:00 AM »
if BEHAVIOR turned people away then WHY is the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB HELL I could list off all the MUTI-MILLION $$$ sports off still ATTRACTING people & their hard earned $$$... thats just another BOGUS stab at this THREAD... SHOW me A CLEAN SPORT in the last 10-15 years... GOOD LUCK nice try LAY OFF the KOOL-AID buddy

You're absolutely right, I can see A-rod, Peyton Manning, or Lebron James saying they hated the police and no one caring, in fact, it may even bring in a new fan demographic! Excellent point.  I'm sure Bud Selig, Roger Goddell, or David Stern would fiercely protect their players' right to free speech, although they may not agree with the message.  Additionally, everyone knows all the major sports could care less about drug use, they're just interested in money.  It's just a strange coincidence that every collective bargaining agreement includes a substance abuse policy that requires drug testing and suspensions for the use of steroids, cocaine, methamphetamines, pot, or any other illegal drug. 

Major sports leagues cultivate an image and protect it.  Negative behaviors are extremely important to the leagues because they affect the brand.  A few years ago, the NBA forced players to start dressing up for games, even when they weren't playing, because fans were beginning to view players who dressed "thuggishly" in a negative light, which in turn would hurt the league.  It's certainly not illegal to dress this way, but the NBA realized that this had a potential to hurt the league if fans were continually turned off by the actions of the league’s stars.

Similarly, as anyone who follows the NFL knows, Roger Goddell has been kicking ass ever since he took over the reins of commissioner.  Recently, he suspended Ben Roethlisberger for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.  Once again, he wasn’t even convicted of anything.  This incident, along with some other previous improprieties was enough for Goddell to suspend Roethlisberger purely because it hurts the NFL to have its players viewed as criminals.  I sincerely doubt the NFL is trying to take a moral stand in this case.  Rather, some intelligent people understand that for the league to continue to thrive, fans have to respect and relate to the players in the league. 

So, to sum this all up, the major sports definitely care about behavior.  The two themes of this thread, despising police, and smoking pot, are not accepted by the major sports.  If we can’t agree on that, there’s really no point in continuing this discussing because I’m living in fantasyland.  Once again, I’m not debating whether the actions taken by the major leagues are right or wrong, so please don’t respond comparing David Stern to Hitler.  I’m simply responding to Caleb’s post that the major sports don’t care about behavior. 

General Banter / Re: Beware of the BUSH POLICE
« on: June 04, 2010, 02:12:40 PM »
I'm not going to debate the purported benefits or detriments of marijuana as it was not the purpose of my post.  You are correct that there are different levels of criminal activity and that the KC police generally have more extreme issues to deal with.  However, it's illogical to say that because one city doesn't have the manpower to enforce drug laws, that no city should enforce them, or that they're wasting their time doing so.  The bottom line is that smoking pot is not legal in this area.  The police don't create laws, nor do they get to choose which ones to enforce.  If you think marijuana should be legal, call your state congressman or senator.  In the meantime, your motives or amount of drug use is really irrelevant,  it's still against the law. 

General Banter / Re: Beware of the BUSH POLICE
« on: June 04, 2010, 08:33:04 AM »
Dont get off topic

Too late.  So far this situation has been related to the BP oil spill, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq supported by stupid midwestern conservatives, and to WW II and Nazi Germany.  So in this analogy are pot smoking park patrons equivilant to the Jews?  I hope present day smokers can muster the same fortitude to overcome these oppressive drug laws as those who weathered the Holocaust.....I think it's time to tone down the hyperbole.  Regardless of your feelings on the legality of marijuana, is anyone remotely surprised that police are enforcing drug laws?  If so, it appears you've lost too many brain cells already.

Cliff Drive / Re: 5/31 holiday
« on: May 30, 2010, 01:51:37 AM »
If we can't get dubs going I'm down for some skins.

Cliff Drive / Re: 5/31 holiday
« on: May 29, 2010, 08:54:15 PM »
Are you still planning on having dubs on Monday?  If so, I'll probably be there, and at league as well.


Tournaments / Re: Missouri USDGC Spot INFO
« on: May 28, 2010, 10:24:28 AM »
Which 9 holes are going to be used at Swope for qualifying?

Found and Lost / Lost Nuke Hole 1 Cliff
« on: May 17, 2010, 09:02:57 PM »

I believe you have my nuke.  It's yellow with a blue stamp and 2 big chunks.  It should have been in the valley just off the right side of the fairway on 1.  Shoot me a message when you get a chance.  Thanks.


Tournaments / Re: 28th Annual Wide Open - Countdown to 30
« on: April 15, 2010, 11:06:18 AM »

Is the Flex Start doubles at Rosedale taking place on Friday June 18th?  I was unsure from the flyer.  Thanks.



Thanks again for running this event.  Also, for your hole by hole analysis, my Advanced card the first round accidentally kept score starting score on hole 1 instead of hole 9 where we started.  I know Kevin Manning (me) Spencer Weatherholt, and Brad Bullerdierk were on this card.  Hope this helps.


Tournaments / Re: KAN-U-WYCO - March 14th, 2010 - Wyandotte County Park
« on: February 26, 2010, 10:59:45 AM »

What's the course configuration going to be for the tournament?  Thanks.


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