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RE: What grinds your gears?
(12-17-2018 01:36 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Stop acting like an ass, it's not all about YOU!

Here are the rules I enforce with my lacrosse team, in order of importance:
  1. Winning - we play to win, every time.
  2. Sportsmanship - keep your hands down and don't talk back to the refs. Some jawing at other players is OK but at the end of the game you line up straight, bump fists with the other team and coaches, and look everyone in the eye. A thank you to refs is optional but encouraged.
  3. Teamwork - pass the damn ball
  4. Act like you've been there before - keep your celebration low key

We used to just have the first three but last year we had to implement #4 because they boys used to think doing a Fortnight dance - whether up by 10 or down by 10 - was acceptable. Damn that's embarrasing as a coach.

Only celebration we encourage outside the norm is the jump bump. But a game winning goal? Do that Fortnight dance young man!

I am particularity proud of #1 in this day and age because participation trophies grind me gears. The players and parents on my team are all in favor of #1. Refreshing for a lot of them, as well apparently.
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RE: What grinds your gears?
(12-17-2018 02:59 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(12-17-2018 01:36 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Stop acting like an ass, it's not all about YOU!

Here are the rules I enforce with my lacrosse team, in order of importance:
  1. Winning - we play to win, every time.
  2. Sportsmanship - keep your hands down and don't talk back to the refs. Some jawing at other players is OK but at the end of the game you line up straight, bump fists with the other team and coaches, and look everyone in the eye. A thank you to refs is optional but encouraged.
  3. Teamwork - pass the damn ball
  4. Act like you've been there before - keep your celebration low key

We used to just have the first three but last year we had to implement #4 because they boys used to think doing a Fortnight dance - whether up by 10 or down by 10 - was acceptable. Damn that's embarrasing as a coach.

Only celebration we encourage outside the norm is the jump bump. But a game winning goal? Do that Fortnight dance young man!

I am particularity proud of #1 in this day and age because participation trophies grind me gears. The players and parents on my team are all in favor of #1. Refreshing for a lot of them, as well apparently.

Good rules.

I'm not a crotchety old man when it comes to celebrations.

I'm perfectly OK with Will Grier doing horns down after scoring that TD or guys celebrating after a turnover. I was OK with Neon Deon hi-stepping into the endzone & Ochocinco doing his little dances.

What I'm NOT OK with is guys being clueless to the situation. In this case, c'mon man, you're getting your proverbial backsides kicked. Your actions should reflect the FACT that the other team has dominated you and the ONLY reason you're getting that first down is that their subs are in the game.

In other words, don't act like you've won the Nobel Prize when in fact you've won the tallest midget contest......
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RE: What grinds your gears?
(12-17-2018 03:31 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  
(12-17-2018 02:59 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(12-17-2018 01:36 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Stop acting like an ass, it's not all about YOU!

Here are the rules I enforce with my lacrosse team, in order of importance:
  1. Winning - we play to win, every time.
  2. Sportsmanship - keep your hands down and don't talk back to the refs. Some jawing at other players is OK but at the end of the game you line up straight, bump fists with the other team and coaches, and look everyone in the eye. A thank you to refs is optional but encouraged.
  3. Teamwork - pass the damn ball
  4. Act like you've been there before - keep your celebration low key

We used to just have the first three but last year we had to implement #4 because they boys used to think doing a Fortnight dance - whether up by 10 or down by 10 - was acceptable. Damn that's embarrasing as a coach.

Only celebration we encourage outside the norm is the jump bump. But a game winning goal? Do that Fortnight dance young man!

I am particularity proud of #1 in this day and age because participation trophies grind me gears. The players and parents on my team are all in favor of #1. Refreshing for a lot of them, as well apparently.

Good rules.

I'm not a crotchety old man when it comes to celebrations.

I'm perfectly OK with Will Grier doing horns down after scoring that TD or guys celebrating after a turnover. I was OK with Neon Deon hi-stepping into the endzone & Ochocinco doing his little dances.

What I'm NOT OK with is guys being clueless to the situation. In this case, c'mon man, you're getting your proverbial backsides kicked. Your actions should reflect the FACT that the other team has dominated you and the ONLY reason you're getting that first down is that their subs are in the game.

In other words, don't act like you've won the Nobel Prize when in fact you've won the tallest midget contest......

Sportsmanship is important. But, my pet peeve is game awareness which includes this. If you are trying to reach the end zone on a 4th and goal then by all means try to stretch the ball across the goal line. However, if you picked up a first down at the 4 and time is not critical and you stretch the ball out only to have it leap out of your hands, or get swatted out, and you cost us a 1st and goal inside the 4 by fumbling it away, either to the other side, or through the end zone, then go straight to the locker room and we'll discuss your damn future after the game. If you have a brain then on every play your brain should be calculating what the most acceptable risks are and aren't, should be aware of where you are in the game, and ball protection except for on the final play of the half, or game, takes priority #1.

To me it isn't cool to stretch the ball out, it's stupid!
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(12-17-2018 06:11 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(12-17-2018 03:31 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  
(12-17-2018 02:59 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(12-17-2018 01:36 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Stop acting like an ass, it's not all about YOU!

Here are the rules I enforce with my lacrosse team, in order of importance:
  1. Winning - we play to win, every time.
  2. Sportsmanship - keep your hands down and don't talk back to the refs. Some jawing at other players is OK but at the end of the game you line up straight, bump fists with the other team and coaches, and look everyone in the eye. A thank you to refs is optional but encouraged.
  3. Teamwork - pass the damn ball
  4. Act like you've been there before - keep your celebration low key

We used to just have the first three but last year we had to implement #4 because they boys used to think doing a Fortnight dance - whether up by 10 or down by 10 - was acceptable. Damn that's embarrasing as a coach.

Only celebration we encourage outside the norm is the jump bump. But a game winning goal? Do that Fortnight dance young man!

I am particularity proud of #1 in this day and age because participation trophies grind me gears. The players and parents on my team are all in favor of #1. Refreshing for a lot of them, as well apparently.

Good rules.

I'm not a crotchety old man when it comes to celebrations.

I'm perfectly OK with Will Grier doing horns down after scoring that TD or guys celebrating after a turnover. I was OK with Neon Deon hi-stepping into the endzone & Ochocinco doing his little dances.

What I'm NOT OK with is guys being clueless to the situation. In this case, c'mon man, you're getting your proverbial backsides kicked. Your actions should reflect the FACT that the other team has dominated you and the ONLY reason you're getting that first down is that their subs are in the game.

In other words, don't act like you've won the Nobel Prize when in fact you've won the tallest midget contest......

Sportsmanship is important. But, my pet peeve is game awareness which includes this. If you are trying to reach the end zone on a 4th and goal then by all means try to stretch the ball across the goal line. However, if you picked up a first down at the 4 and time is not critical and you stretch the ball out only to have it leap out of your hands, or get swatted out, and you cost us a 1st and goal inside the 4 by fumbling it away, either to the other side, or through the end zone, then go straight to the locker room and we'll discuss your damn future after the game. If you have a brain then on every play your brain should be calculating what the most acceptable risks are and aren't, should be aware of where you are in the game, and ball protection except for on the final play of the half, or game, takes priority #1.

To me it isn't cool to stretch the ball out, it's stupid!


You're absolutely right. Another thing that gives me heartburn is when the player tries to get a yard or two more and they take the ball away because he's not concentrating on holding on to the ball.

The other is when a player gets a unsportsmanlike penalty costing the team in many ways. I would tell my players that if they can't keep their emotions in check then they probably need to go sit in the lockers until the end of the game. I'll bet that will make some players ears stand up erect like a rabbits.
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RE: What grinds your gears?
Been awhile.

Allow me to throw the first one in for 2019.

We've had some decent snow totals in the last couple days which results in the snowplow jockeys hitting the streets. I'm not talking about the guys who work for the city or the state, but the "private" contractors who plow lots and driveways.

These yahoos mount a plow to their pick-em-up truck and throw a flashing yellow light on the roof and suddenly think they're emergency services and therefore things such as the rules of the road no longer apply to them. It's like hey deekhead, that flashing light doesn't give you all access OR the right of way, it's a WARNING light.


They're almost as bad as the guys who buy a black Suburban with the blackout rims which NOW makes them Homeland Security (in their mind) giving them a free pass to be as big an A-Hole on the road as they like.

Jesus, know your role.
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(01-23-2019 08:29 AM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Been awhile.

Allow me to throw the first one in for 2019.

We've had some decent snow totals in the last couple days which results in the snowplow jockeys hitting the streets. I'm not talking about the guys who work for the city or the state, but the "private" contractors who plow lots and driveways.

These yahoos mount a plow to their pick-em-up truck and throw a flashing yellow light on the roof and suddenly think they're emergency services and therefore things such as the rules of the road no longer apply to them. It's like hey deekhead, that flashing light doesn't give you all access OR the right of way, it's a WARNING light.


They're almost as bad as the guys who buy a black Suburban with the blackout rims which NOW makes them Homeland Security (in their mind) giving them a free pass to be as big an A-Hole on the road as they like.

Jesus, know your role.

You have them too?

The funniest thing I have seen recently is this dude in an old unmarked Crown Vic complete with tinted windows and the spotlight in the A pillar darting through traffic cutting people off on the Interstate. Get a few miles up the road and he's sitting on the shoulder in front of an unmarked blue Sheriff's Dept F150 with the blue lights going handing over his DL and insurance info. 03-lmfao
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(01-23-2019 05:14 PM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(01-23-2019 08:29 AM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Been awhile.

Allow me to throw the first one in for 2019.

We've had some decent snow totals in the last couple days which results in the snowplow jockeys hitting the streets. I'm not talking about the guys who work for the city or the state, but the "private" contractors who plow lots and driveways.

These yahoos mount a plow to their pick-em-up truck and throw a flashing yellow light on the roof and suddenly think they're emergency services and therefore things such as the rules of the road no longer apply to them. It's like hey deekhead, that flashing light doesn't give you all access OR the right of way, it's a WARNING light.


They're almost as bad as the guys who buy a black Suburban with the blackout rims which NOW makes them Homeland Security (in their mind) giving them a free pass to be as big an A-Hole on the road as they like.

Jesus, know your role.

You have them too?

The funniest thing I have seen recently is this dude in an old unmarked Crown Vic complete with tinted windows and the spotlight in the A pillar darting through traffic cutting people off on the Interstate. Get a few miles up the road and he's sitting on the shoulder in front of an unmarked blue Sheriff's Dept F150 with the blue lights going handing over his DL and insurance info. 03-lmfao

I was thinking cuffs...

there's nothing better than **** blocking those wannabes in the rear view....

all I can think of is, "now what if you run into my arse"....

#yeahhhhh
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RE: What grinds your gears?
(01-23-2019 05:14 PM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(01-23-2019 08:29 AM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Been awhile.

Allow me to throw the first one in for 2019.

We've had some decent snow totals in the last couple days which results in the snowplow jockeys hitting the streets. I'm not talking about the guys who work for the city or the state, but the "private" contractors who plow lots and driveways.

These yahoos mount a plow to their pick-em-up truck and throw a flashing yellow light on the roof and suddenly think they're emergency services and therefore things such as the rules of the road no longer apply to them. It's like hey deekhead, that flashing light doesn't give you all access OR the right of way, it's a WARNING light.


They're almost as bad as the guys who buy a black Suburban with the blackout rims which NOW makes them Homeland Security (in their mind) giving them a free pass to be as big an A-Hole on the road as they like.

Jesus, know your role.

You have them too?

The funniest thing I have seen recently is this dude in an old unmarked Crown Vic complete with tinted windows and the spotlight in the A pillar darting through traffic cutting people off on the Interstate. Get a few miles up the road and he's sitting on the shoulder in front of an unmarked blue Sheriff's Dept F150 with the blue lights going handing over his DL and insurance info. 03-lmfao

That is hilarious. I've often hoped for a police car to appear when one of those jerks is driving like that, but they never seem to be around then.
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as soon as an elevator door opens i automatically walk out or am pulled back in. i could be going to the seventh floor and i'll get off at the third
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(01-25-2019 10:48 PM)Lush Wrote:  as soon as an elevator door opens i automatically walk out or am pulled back in. i could be going to the seventh floor and i'll get off at the third

Lol.

Just did this. The mexican help just laughed and likely said "Gringo, you got off on the wrong floor, we saw it coming."

So I stood there as the elevator cycled up and down again...
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Giant SUVs or trucks taking up 2 spots in cramped parking decks. Don't drive the damned land yachts if you don't know how to park them.
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(02-02-2019 04:29 PM)ArmyBlazer Wrote:  Giant SUVs or trucks taking up 2 spots in cramped parking decks. Don't drive the damned land yachts if you don't know how to park them.

Exactly. My wife laughs when we see one cause my comment usually is give the keys back to your husband or tell dad to buy you something smaller. She laughed one day and said what if it’s a 33 year old guy. I said same rules. Maybe his wife can do better or he needs to tell his dad to quit buying expensive toys.
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As a driver of a big SUV, if I can't find a good place to park near a building then I park further away and walk. Parking decks, especially in big cities, are now starting to "discriminate" against bigger vehicles. Last few I have been in had 3 to 1 parking spaces labeled "Compact only". That said, I just keep going till I find a space. There's no reward for parking the closest to the elevator.
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(02-04-2019 08:57 AM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  As a driver of a big SUV, if I can't find a good place to park near a building then I park further away and walk. Parking decks, especially in big cities, are now starting to "discriminate" against bigger vehicles. Last few I have been in had 3 to 1 parking spaces labeled "Compact only". That said, I just keep going till I find a space. There's no reward for parking the closest to the elevator.

I don’t have a problem with large SUVs at all. In fact, that’ll probably be my next vehicle. I just get frustrated with folks that don’t appreciate that other cars have to maneuver through the same parking deck.
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People work who are so proud they didn't watch the Superbowl:

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(02-04-2019 05:06 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  People work who are so proud they didn't watch the Superbowl:

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On the same note.....

People at work that feel the need to tell you how many "squares" they bought, how many "strip cards" they were in, and how much $$ they did or didn't win.
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Coed locker rooms at our new activities center. If you need privacy you have to step into one of three lockable rooms.

Actually, let me take this back. I am pretty happy that all the hot moms and recently divorced cougars are now getting ready to work out in full view.
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(02-05-2019 09:10 AM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  Coed locker rooms at our new activities center. If you need privacy you have to step into one of three lockable rooms.

Actually, let me take this back. I am pretty happy that all the hot moms and recently divorced cougars are now getting ready to work out in full view.


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(02-05-2019 09:10 AM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  Coed locker rooms at our new activities center. If you need privacy you have to step into one of three lockable rooms.

Actually, let me take this back. I am pretty happy that all the hot moms and recently divorced cougars are now getting ready to work out in full view.

Watch out! A Cougar is a cat who has already been agitated and knows how to use her claws.

My pet peeve about the gym is genderless. I don't care who you are or what sex, I despise having to use my towel to wipe off your danged sweat.
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the 'new' packing of BC aspirin....fk'n idiots...
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