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  1. bigbailes

    bigbailes Well-Known Member

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    Personally I've always found the Lakers to be our biggest rival, even when the Sonics existed. I don't give two shits about the Timbers/Sounders and while the Winterhawks/Thunderbirds rivalry is fun, it's minor league hockey. The ducks and huskies is the only game every year where I root for the earth to open up at whatever stadium they are at and swallow the teams, coaches and fans up whole. That said I can't stand the seachickens so I'm good if anyone finds any reason to hate them. The Mariners are the only team I can stand in that city and even they make it incredibly difficult to root for them.

    Speaking of, anyone jumping on the Kracken bandwagon? I've never had a hockey team and am going to give it a try but being in Texas and not seeing their games, I have a feeling it will be an extremely casual fandom.
     
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    move this to OT please
     
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    San Antonio Sharks ?
     
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    Go Hawks!
     
  10. Chris Craig

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    Apparently this was a jinx thread
     
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    Dallas Cowboys' first training camp 50 years ago held in Forest Grove, Oregon

    Those in west Washington County during July of 1960 might remember the sweltering heat, which regularly reached 100 degrees.

    Vice President Richard Nixon, too, was sweating it out in the first-ever televised presidential debates — against a young upstart from Massachusetts you may have heard of.

    But how many remember the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys coming to Pacific University?

    That summer, the not-so-hot expansion team had their first-ever training camp in Forest Grove, stretching, kicking, passing and blocking on McCready Field, said Blake Timm, sports information director for the university.


    Cowboys roll in

    By Don Roberts/The Argus

    Aug. 4, 1960

    When the gent told a bunch of us to move back from the side line last Saturday because "we don't want anyone to get hurt," we didn't argue…

    The prospect of a 260-pound Dallas Cowboy landing on us was enough to make even a hero retreat…

    The Cowboys, new team in the National football league, slammed away at one another in a long scrimmage at their Forest Grove training base…

    If they pulled any punches it wasn't apparent… these players are trying to earn a living, and the ones who don't make the Cowboy squad will have to try some other line of work… (which doesn't seem like a bad idea)…

    The scrimmage was not without its humorous side… an assistant coach got a laugh from onlooks when he shouted toward the field, after a play had been run, "Don, climb on top of the pile every now and then, will you?"…

    And after a fumble had been recovered by the opposition and a player was coming dejectedly off the field, the same assistant greeted him in a fatherly manner and said, "Charlie, when you fumble that ball, go after it, will you, please?" … and the downcast Charlie replied, "Yes, sir" …

    Spirit during this rugged drill was high, with veterans like quarterback Don Heinrich shouting encouragement to the defense – or "BIG defense," as it apparently is called by footballers of all ages across the land…

    When the scrimmage ended, with a defensive back knocked cold on the final play and the curious gathering around for a closer look, one of the coaches said, "Move right on out the gate, boys; you can't help us any here…"

    Dallas, on paper, will have a rough season in its first NFL year, for the Cowboy nucleus consists of three players from each of the other 12 teams — players these squads considered dispensable, or they wouldn't have made them available…

    The Cowboys may not win a game, but that doesn't mean it would be fun to have a head-on meeting with one of these tanks in a Dallas uniform … pro football is one game that isn't for the kids…

    “The Cowboys did have their first-ever training camp here,” Timm said. “Many NFL teams of the day would come west before playing their seasons out east.”

    The Cowboys would leave for Thousand Oaks, Calif., late that summer to prepare for preseason games in Los Angeles.

    The Cowboys moved training camp to Northern Minnesota University at St. Olaf the next year, and never came back to Oregon. But for the Cowboys, who now play home games in a $1 billion stadium and will host the Super Bowl in 2011 as part of their 50-year anniversary, the first chapter in their storied franchise will always be in Oregon.

    The franchise has gone on to win 21 division titles, eight NFC championships and five Super Bowls.

    Spokesman Scott Agulnek says Cowboys Head Coach Tom Landry, a former coach and player for the New York Giants, had been in training camps in Oregon, and considered the summer climate here ideal for getting players in condition for the grueling football season.

    Interestingly, the May 18, 1960 Dallas Morning News noted that owner and General Manager Tex Schramm looked first at University of the Pacific, in Stockton, Calif., but didn’t like the housing situation, and also feared the weather might be too hot. No one knows for sure if the name similarity had anything to do with the ultimate selection.

    Dallas had been awarded an NFL franchise just after the April, 1960, draft, and the players available were what Schramm called “the dregs.”

    Besides rookies, management quickly brokered a deal to acquire players with NFL experience. Each of the 12 existing teams could protect their favorite 25 players, and the Cowboys could pick three players from each team from what was left over.

    Nearly 200 players participated in that first camp, as Landry tried to make up for the lack of quality players with quantity.

    Landry also liked the remote nature of Forest Grove. He intended to run his practices as a boot camp, and Forest Grove, then with a single movie theater and one bar, was a perfect place to keep both veterans and rookies out of trouble.

    That may have helped their performances in training camp, which opened with the “Landry Mile.” Backs and ends had to run a mile in less than six minutes. Linemen had to run it in less than six-and-a-half minutes.

    Reports don’t indicate their conditioning, but Hillsboro Argus sports columnist Don Roberts, who visited the camp in late July, wrote of the state of play as if describing a movie featuring the Keystone Cops.

    “The practice was not without its amusing moments,” Roberts wrote. “One assistant implored one of his defensive players, saying ‘Charlie, would you mind getting on top of the pile of players every once in a while?’”

    The Cowboys’ 50th Anniversary coincides with Pacific’s preparations to field a Boxer football team for the first time in 19 years. They’ll begin two-a-day practices Aug. 15.

    https://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboroargus/2010/07/dallas_cowboys_first_ride_50_y.html
     
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    Cowboys have more of a connection to Oregon than the Seahawks or 49ers.
     
  13. Orion Bailey

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    Damn! Brutal Loss! Had it man!!!!
     

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