the ancient mariner
Needles and Pins—-wait till they have the downhill ballroom dancing at the next winter olympics.
CTF—you stand corrected—–for what indiscretion pray tell ?
Brookes—–Acorn-ny profession that !
Mosca—the Notre Dame Dart Team is competing with State Penn U. at a pub in South bend friday Night —–don’t miss it. The whiskey ‘ll flow like buttermilk.
Capt and Michael—-Pete Reiser was a sad story for us Dodger fans—–lead the league in batting as a rookie—stole home 7 times in one season and invented padded outfield walls. He was a great player. I spoke with him out in centerfield–me in the bleechers, he on the field—as the pitcher warmed up. Lovely guy.
Paul—The greatest chess match of all time was played by McQueen/Dunaway in the Thomas Crown Affair—-even with libations.
What the heck is a 43 man squamish ?
You know something–polo must be tough also, controlling a horse while chasing a little ball with a mallett. Even Royals get dumped now and again don’t you know.
The most difficult technical item to master is hitting a well-thrown major league fastball. I’m thankful that surgeons aren’t held to a 300 average as excellent and 400 as the record best to strive for.
Competitive spelling is exhausting, and if competitive gluttony is a considered a sport, then spelling is as well. I’d rather watch 5 hours of that than one minute of soccer, but that’s just one man’s opinion.
the ancient mariner
The old Buntline Special goesn’t stand a chance I guess. But by the time these free pistol guys get the gun out and aimed old Wyatt would have 6 holes in them. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.
Playing golf in Alaska must mean a very short season with very long days. You could lose some balls in the snow drifts also.
Saps Old Boy— I agree
Soccer players should be forced to play Irish Hurley for a year. They would find out what pain is all about—or a few weeks on ice against the Broad Street Bullies in Philly-dell-phi-A.
To me it has to be golf. I picked up the game in my early thirties and still I have not shot a round better than 90. Before I was married, I used to play once or twice per week. No matter how many balls I hit I could not get better. I tried some instruction with limited success and now I play just for S.&G. I found that I enjoy it more when I don’t keep score. The occasional birdie or par is enough to keep me in the game though. A great drive or putt is a thing of beauty.
Apparently, it looks like soccer is the toughest sport to play. If someone just touches you, you flop to the ground, writhing in immense pain.
Wow! I am impressed. One comment. Without hours of daily range time, and excellent coaching, there’s no way to master it.
By the way, the reason I posted the URL for that particular pistol is because it was the first one up when I googled. [:D]
Not so popular (perhaps because of how tough it is to play), 43-Man Squamish has been the most difficult game for quite a few years (over 50?). jmho, pb
Anybody ever tried to play chess after a few shots of your favorite libation?
Paul E. Smith
Dad was a Brooklyn fan, although he grew up in L.A. He loved his Dodgers, even more so once they move out West.
I admired that rotten guy who played for the hated Dodgers and crashed into fences. [:D]
Dad admired Pete Reiser for not being scared of the fences and walls when going back to catch a long ball.
Then I’m sure you remember Sal Maglie. The Barber.
As a Giants fan since the days of Mel Ott and Bill Terry I do, indeed, remember Sal Maglie.
(Channeling my late Dad here:) “Son, that was back in the days of hard-nosed baseball.”
… because half the time you’re gonna get screwed.
Hmm. I think I’ll take up darts.
The gold standard for free pistol has been the Russian Toz-35. It’s really not a very expensive pistol either and I think I paid in the mid $300’s during the mid 90’s. The fit and finish is horrible and the grips are dismal in a stock unit. During the late 80’s I bought a used Hammerli 150 which was a very finely crafted (and expensive) pistol. Both are similar falling block Martini actions, but the Toz is much more forgiving. The Pardini K-22 above and many of the later generation such as the Steyr and Walther haven’t been very successful. Only new free pistol of recent note is the Morini CM-84 that’s on equal terms with the older Hammerli’s and Toz. I shot ISU Air for 16 years and trained FP, but never was good enough to go live. Without daily range time, it’s a very difficult discipline to master.
Please, nobody tell him how he mangled humiliated… he might jump off a bridge.
Damn if I didn’t do exactly that, I lucked out, it was the “Bridge to Nowhere”
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