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 Posted: Sun Aug 24th, 2014 05:34 am
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Gimme some examples past or present of complete stupidity.

Andrew Bynum getting signed by anyone after his stint in Philly

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 Posted: Sun Aug 24th, 2014 06:06 am
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Alex Rodriguez having both feet out the door in NY after the 2007 season, the Yankees completely free and clear of him, the announcements already made and the headlines already written...and then they pull him back in and sign him to a 10-year deal that EVERYONE knew before the ink was dry would be a disaster. 



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 Posted: Sun Aug 24th, 2014 10:23 am
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Any trade, signing or draft pick by the Maple Leafs in the past 40 years.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 24th, 2014 12:12 pm
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Boris Onischenko, modern pentathlete, putting a button in his foil so that he could score at will in the fencing. British competitor Jim Fox was so adamant he had not been hit when one registered against him that he grabbed Onischenko's sword and wouldn't let go until it was examined. The Soviets were DQd and Britain won the gold. Heh.

Athletics world championships in Rome in 1987. Giovanni Evangelisti's last effort in the long jump looked well short of what was required for a medal. But when measured Evangelisti's jump was enough for bronze. Unfortunately for the Italians, television footage showed that Evangelist's marker for the measurement to be taken had been placed by an Italian official before he jumped...

It might have worked had the fake distance been close to the actual distance. But Evangelisti was half-a-metre short.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 24th, 2014 06:45 pm
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Mysterious wrote: Any trade, signing or draft pick by the Maple Leafs in the past 40 years.
Gilmour for Leeman was good.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 25th, 2014 03:17 pm
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Donovan McNabb not knowing an NFL game could end in a tie.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 25th, 2014 09:26 pm
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Principal_Raditch wrote: Mysterious wrote: Any trade, signing or draft pick by the Maple Leafs in the past 40 years.
Gilmour for Leeman was good.

One of the few goods ones they made, but they usually turn around and make bad ones right after.

Gilmour for Jason Smith and Alan McCauley. Good trade. Then Smith to Edmonton for a second round pick, bad trade. Alan Mccauley was one one of three players traded for Owen No Goal In Nolan. You see it doesn't matter because they'll screw it up any way.

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Mysterious wrote: Any trade, signing or draft pick by the Maple Leafs in the past 40 years.
The Bruins are still mighty grateful for Tuukka Rask and Dougie Hamilton. 



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 Posted: Tue Aug 26th, 2014 08:03 am
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CanadianHorseman wrote: Mysterious wrote: Any trade, signing or draft pick by the Maple Leafs in the past 40 years.
The Bruins are still mighty grateful for Tuukka Rask and Dougie Hamilton.

Please don't rub it in. Every team except the Leafs knew that the Bruins were going to release 3rd string goalie Andrew Raysoft in the coming days.  Sad part is you knew it was a stupid trade the moment it happened.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 26th, 2014 08:42 pm
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The Red Sox putting Carlton Fisk and Fred Lynn's contracts in the mail late.



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 Posted: Tue Aug 26th, 2014 09:06 pm
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Ch , I see you don't bring up Seguin anymore. Could it be the kessel trade now looks more favourable from a leafs point of view? Believe me I hated the trade when it happened, it looked disastrous the first couple years, but I think it looks pretty good now. I also don't buy into the seguin won a cup thingy, because they would have won without him anyway. But you brought up Hamilton, who was part of that trade.
All that said, kessel makes me miss sundin, whom I didn't appreciate as much back then, as I do now.

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the squared circle wrote: Ch , I see you don't bring up Seguin anymore. Could it be the kessel trade now looks more favourable from a leafs point of view? Believe me I hated the trade when it happened, it looked disastrous the first couple years, but I think it looks pretty good now. I also don't buy into the seguin won a cup thingy, because they would have won without him anyway. But you brought up Hamilton, who was part of that trade.

I didn't bring up Seguin because he's no longer part of the Bruins organization. Would you have preferred that I thanked the Leafs for Dougie Hamilton, Tuukka Rask, Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser and Joe Morrow ???? I'm still not crazy about trading away Seguin but he was stuck in a no-win situation in Boston - he was only going to be an average RW in Boston and he was not going to supplant David Krejci or Patrice Bergeron as one of our top 2 Centers. Besides - it's hard to argue that the Bruins really weakened themselves when they won the President's Trophy last season.

As for Boston winning the Cup without Seguin - I feel that's completely wrong. After Bergeron went down in the deciding game versus Philly in the Eastern Conference SF the Bruins inserted Seguin back into the lineup against Tampa Bay. Seguin scored 6 points as Boston split the first 2 games at home. I honestly think that without Seguin Boston doesn't even get to Game 7 against Tampa Bay let alone go on to face the Canucks in the SC Final.



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The important thing is that the Canucks lost. :)

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Mets signing a past his prime and juice free Jason Bay for around $40 million when everybody that has ever watched baseball knew his game would NEVER work in Citi Field.



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Leon Lett belongs on this list. Not so much for his Super Bowl gaffe but for his touching of the blocked FG attempt that let Miami kick again, this time to win the game.

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