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  1. Uncle Leo

    2014 season

    Starts tonight! So who do we like to go all the way? Haven't done much research yet, so my only bets thus far are Jacksonville to win five or more games and Carolina to win eight or fewer. And who's off to Wembley? I'm going to the Oakland/Miami game later this month and Atlanta/Detroit games...
  2. MrB

    Detroit files for bankruptcy

    Blimey, knew it was bad there but not sure I can recall hearing about such a major city declaring themselves bankrupt! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23369573
  3. Darwin awards 2012.

    Darwin Awards 2012 Eighth Place In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys. Seventh Place A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran"...
  4. Shrimper

    Stanley Cup

    Final of the Stanley Cup is taking place in the NHL between rough and tumblers Philadelphia Flyers and the creative Chicago Blackhawks. The first game of the series final was played last night and Chicago won 6-5. This Stanley Cup Play-offs have had some big shocks with Montreal knocking out...
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    You really got me-The Film

    Julien Temple really gets the KinksMusic documentary-maker Julien Temple is to turn his attention to the sibling spats of Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks in a new film Buzz up! Digg it Ben Child guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 9 December 2009 14.29 GMT Article history The untold story ... the...
  6. Bluesmanager

    Why Americans Should Never Travel

    Taken from another site: I had someone ask for an aisle seats so that his or her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. A client called in inquiring about a package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, she asked, "Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take...
  7. Napster

    Battle of the Horror Films - announcement

    I'm off from next Monday for a week in Detroit for a conference, so rounds 11-16 will commence week commencing the 15th.
  8. The NHL Thread.....

    Following on from ESB's NBA thread which has sparked off a lively debate, are there any other NHL fans out there? I have Canadian ancestry and lived there for 5 years so I had no choice but to love the game, and I am delighted to see the Montreal Canadiens topping the Eastern Conference with...
  9. Maldon Blues

    Pre-Match Music - Freddie Le Grande

    That edited version of 'Put Your Hands Up For Detroit' they played on Saturday 'Put Your Hands Up For Southend..........United FC' Oh my God - how embrassing and cringeworthy was that! The Orient fans must have been in hysterics at that! Possibly the worst bit of pre-match 'music' I've ever...
  10. GrimmRobes

    One to Start the Weekend (week 9)

    As Dave's on holiday I've been made caretaker manager of his "One to Start the Weekend" slot. First thing I thought when browsing YouTube for some classic tunage was "how on earth does he pick just one song each week?", so as the cat's away I'm going to spoil you with "Three to Start the...
  11. C C Csiders

    The Cheltenham thread......

    Ah the perfect opportunity to lose all your well-earned. I'll kick off the proceedings by tipping the Irish trained Sublimity to win today's feature race, the Champion Hurdle. This is more by process of elimination than anything, but I just can't contemplate the favourite Detroit City winning...
  12. canada shrimper

    1st game of the season

    well you will all be pleased to know that i have in my possession 2 tickets for the blue jays season opener at 1.05 this afternoon against Detroit.the tickets are 3 rows back behind home plate,they were given to me by some bigwig from labatts.Now the ****er,i have to play ice hockey at 10.00pm...