Re: There Will Be No Scoring

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That is one sexy occipital cortex.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:12 PM
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I'm sure the video's fascinating, but I could only put up with a few seconds of the audio being so far out of sync.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:13 PM
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I shudder to think of how adept this woman must be at cockblocking.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:14 PM
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I am too neurotic to be a reliably good athlete in that way. When it works, it feels amazing. This summer during softball, I snatched several fast line drives with no problem. But, given a second to think about how to field a grounder or which base to throw to for an out, I totally goofed it up probably a fifth of the time. It's so frustrating. I think I prefer tennis because you never really have time to think.

And yes, she's cute.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:18 PM
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Was the lecturer Labs?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:25 PM
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The Object of the Game
Think of the goal as your vagina, which you're trying to protect. Think of the ball as a skanky guy who's putting the moves on you......"

Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:29 PM
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I think I prefer tennis because you never really have time to think.

Yeah, something like tennis is fabulous because it has to become so instinctual. Back when I used to play, someone asked me how it was possible to place the ball right there in the last 2 inches of the far corner, just inside the court: well, dunno. I 'know' how long the court is, and I just do it.

I have a great respect and appreciation for tennis players who are able to master clay, grass, and so on, for just this reason. Clay especially.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:39 PM
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I shudder to think of how adept this woman must be at cockblocking.

Damn, beat me to the "symbolic choice of crush" comment.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:41 PM
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But you were both pre-pwned by the post title.

No respect around here...


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:44 PM
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"to fire the muscles in continuous feedback loops" eh? I guess ogged really can be interested in a woman for her mind.

Squeaky. high-pitched voice though, that's kind of a minus.

"that intangible quality found in all great athletes and performers"


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:47 PM
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No respect around here...

Like everyone else, I only read this blog for the comments.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:51 PM
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How many kicks could a cockblocker block if a cockblocker could block kicks?

I really appreciate the "muscle memory" aspect of physical performances, whether it's related to reflexes or not. That's what I enjoy about playing an instrument, not that I do that much anymore.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:14 PM
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Yeah, I really like that about blogging.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:16 PM
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13 to 11, 12.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:18 PM
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That is one sexy occipital cortex.

I'm surprised you could see it behind the scrunchy.

And the skull.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:20 PM
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I love the shadowy picture of just Bill Nye's eyes. "He's watching."


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:23 PM
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I'll bet she likes camping, Ogged.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:30 PM
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You just know she does; she's from Washington state.

Ok, here you go,

Interests outside of soccer include anything to do with the beach and water (although she claims to be an awful swimmer) ... Also loves the outdoors and camping in the wilderness ... Loves beach volleyball, reading at cute little coffee shops and boating ... Two of her favorite activities are knee boarding and snow boarding ... Also loves to play pick-up basketball ... Hope and college teammate Malia are the unofficial Seattle-area soccer tennis champions (of the world) ... Aspires to work with inner city kids to help them get involved with organized sport and positive pastimes ... Is an ultra-competitive ping-pong and Fussball player ... Rarely beaten at FIFA 2006 on the PlayStation.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:39 PM
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Oh, I'd kill her at foosball.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:41 PM
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I met the U of Minnesota lady ski team on Mount Hood out in Oregon once. I was backpacking and enjoying the solitude, pristine wilderness, etc., when I spotted a line of ten slender, lovely blondes coming uphill toward me. Their ski camp was on Mount Hood for obvious reasons -- the backpacking was imposed by their coach for bonding and character-building purposes.

I am able to report that they did not enjoy camping. "How far is it?" and "Eeeeeuw. Bugs!" was their conversation.

So Ogged is probably safe. Chic lady athletes, like Ogged, are prissy about bugs.

In a related story, I met Miss Congeniality Minnesota 2006 at the local bar yesterday. This is a country bar full of ogres and oafs where few of the Unfoggetariat would be willing to tread, but she grew up here. Only a couple of weeks ago I met the barmaid's LA model-actress (LA Law) daughter. We ogres and oafs always perk up a little when the model-beautiful walk in, though we're cool to, if their moms are there.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:41 PM
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So I was wrong. Only Minnesota lady athletes are wusses like Ogged.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:43 PM
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I can't decide if goalie is a good position to be involved with.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:00 PM
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reading at cute little coffee shops

Oh, man, uh, this just hurts.

You are making me laugh. With joy. Even.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:01 PM
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Best celebrity crush ever, Ogged.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:24 PM
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And thanks for the video, which is custom made for some of the stuff I'm trying to teach [PK] right now (don't overthink, and practice, practice, practice).


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:27 PM
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Hope is awesome -- the pride of Richland WA. She is a toughie too -- she's had a few ups and downs at the World Cup and nothing phases her. Please post the wedding pictures, Ogged.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:31 PM
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Does 25 need a redaction?


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:36 PM
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Indeed. I don't even notice that one anymore.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:42 PM
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Sorry. I've been so good lately, too.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:50 PM
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"Fazes". w-lfs-n is passed out drunk.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 6:12 PM
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Don't be fooled by all the talk of brains. Soccer players are dumb. Cute, but dumb.

This is a country bar full of ogres and oafs where few of the Unfoggetariat would be willing to tread

Was this the first place I saw when I came into town, or the "tourist" bar you brought us to?


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-23-07 12:02 AM
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It actually be the first bar, if you're Marcus. Marcus is very brave.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-23-07 7:54 AM
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"was"


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-23-07 8:21 AM
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Awgged! I so approve of your crush!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-23-07 11:38 AM
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I'll just repost my own sports crush. This is not just an enticing pose, it's a difficult stance that almost no one else can do. Clijsters is also reputed to be a very nice person with a good attitude about things.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-23-07 11:51 AM
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32: yes, I'm Marcus. That bar didn't seem threatening. Maybe it was just that the regulars seemed too old and tired to start anything. But it was pleasant, and had the authenticity we sheltered urban types are always seeking. Plus they let me use the cash machine.


Posted by: marcus | Link to this comment | 09-23-07 12:06 PM
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It's not scary at all, but pretty tacky. Lake Wobegon is non-violent, but if you're phobic about poorly-dressed overweight drunks with no front teeth, you will not be happy here.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-23-07 12:26 PM
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Ogged, what have you done? Your love must have frozen her occipital lobe!

Hope's been cut from the semifinal game against Brazil.


Posted by: cw | Link to this comment | 09-27-07 2:48 AM
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Hope's been cut from the semifinal game against Brazil.

And then the team gets smashed 4-0 in the next game. Who knew ogged had this kind of power?


Posted by: Gabriel | Link to this comment | 09-27-07 1:48 PM
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Remember how people used to make jokes about Bill Gates coming up with the name "Microsoft" because it described his sex life? I was going to say something about Ogged making up this "Hope Solo" person for the same reason. But I forgot.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-27-07 1:51 PM
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Any relation to Han?


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 10-23-07 9:09 AM
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