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    Kicked DirecTV to the curb this weekend.

    by kazute
    2016-05-02 15:38:34

    After Comcast became available at my house recently, I finally called DirecTV to cancel. My reason: they didn't sign the Pac-12 channel.

    There were other factors, but that was the reason I gave them. I had retention offer all sorts of discounts to keep me and tell me that they had tried to get the Pac-12, but the Pac-12 demanded too much money and it was too expensive.

    I know my termination will have no effect, but it still felt good saying it. Wish for the Ute's sake, this could get worked out.

    So far, we really like Xfinity. It has some trade-offs, but nothing we can't live with. Except... why on earth is any sports channel being broadcast in SD? Especially the Pac-12 National Channel on 410. That is absurd!

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    A part of my job used to be taking people to watch horses #%!@

    by wannabeaute
    2016-05-02 14:57:38

    You can't make this up. And just like in last night's episodes, it was Thoroughbreds doing "live cover."

    During the busiest part of the breeding season (Valentine's Day to mid-June) the most popular stallions would work three times a day. Say 7am, 1 pm and again at 7 pm.

    So the neophytes, when told this, would always chuckle and stammer and catcall. And some middle aged wife would always elbow her middle aged husband and say "Huh! Three times a day! Hear that?"

    One day the man turned to her and said. "Didn't YOU hear? It's three different girls."

    The most prolific of all the live coverers once impregnated 182 mares in a season. His name? Woodman. You can't make that up either. His handler once told me "He'd breed that pine tree right there."

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    Read kind of a funny interview with Iwan Rheon:

    by 480ute
    2016-05-02 10:57:09

    arguably the most hated man on television, admits hes concerned about being narrowly defined by an indelible character. But ask a logical follow-up question what else are you working on? and the scale of his challenge becomes clear.

    Im playing a young Hitler, he replied, referring to the British television movie Adolf the Artist. Then realization took hold, and his face crumpled in mock despair: Oh, Im typecast already!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/arts/te levision/ramsay-bolton-of-game-of-thrones- is-the-most-hated-man-on-tv.html

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    Sucker punch Emery got married over the weekend. There has to be a domestic violence joke here somewhere ;)

    by ute801
    2016-05-02 11:32:17

    Before you all get your panties in a bunch, I don't think domestic violence is funny. In fact, my wife broke my nose once by accident while we were making dinner. Long story...

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    Let's go a step further.

    by The Thrill
    2016-05-02 15:29:16

    NBA all time leaders

    9th - Andre Miller 8,524 (-442 Gary Payton)
    162nd - Mike Newlin 3,364

    40th - Tom Chambers 20,049
    100th - Andre Miller 16,278 (-19 Stephon Marbury)
    214th - Mike Newlin 12,507

    30th - Andre Miller 40,268 (-12 Charles Oakley, -326 Patrick Ewing)
    81st - Tom Chambers 33,922

    17th - Andre Miller 1,304 (-3 Buck Williams, -14 Paul Pierce)
    58th - Tom Chambers 1,107

    45th - Tom Chambers 15,749
    106th - Andre Miller 13,104 (-1 Nate Thurmond, -22 Grant Hill)
    232nd - Mike Newlin 10,133

    35th - Andre Miller 1,546 (-9 Doug Christie)
    214th - Tom Chambers 885 (-1 Steph Curry)

    3's MADE
    207th - Keith Van Horn 597

    213th - Keith Van Horn 1,655 - (currently tied with Kemba Walker)

    31st - Andrew Bogut .5352

    32nd - Tom Chambers 5,066
    70th - Andre Miller 4,015 (-21 Isaiah Thomas, not the current one)
    157th - Mike Newlin 3,005

    33rd - Tom Chambers 6,274
    77th - Andre Miller 4,975 (-54 Chauncey Billups)
    198th - Mike Newlin 3,456

    Offensive Rebounds
    96th - Tom Chambers 1942
    149th - Andrew Bogut 1660 (-8 Michael Jordan)
    229th - Andre Miller 1373 (-3 Tony Battie, -19 Gary Payton

    117th - Tom Chambers 6703
    175th - Andrew Bogut 5761 (-45 Christian Laettner)

    82nd - Andrew Bogut 1,045 (-3 Jack Sikma)
    188nd - Tom Chambers 627

    22nd - Andre Miller 3,121 (-34 Mark Jackson)
    44th - Tom Chambers 2,549
    * - Side note, did you know Karl Malone and John Stockton are #1 and #2 in career turnovers?

    19th - Tom Chambers 3,742
    93rd - Andre Miller 2,882 (-3 Bernard King, -7 Dwight Howard)
    177th - Mike Newlin 2,542

    3pt percentage
    73rd (not qualified) - Delon Wright 0.385%
    196th (not qualified) - Keith Van Horn 0.361%

    27th - Mike Newlin - .8695%
    90th - Keith Van Horn - .8346%

    230th - Keith Van Horn - 31.57

    108th - Tom Chambers - 18.11
    188th - Keith Van Horn - 16.01
    233rd - Mike Newlin - 14.94

    88th - Andrew Bogut - 8.95
    146th (not qualified) Dewitt Menyard 7.8
    229th - Keith Van Horn - 6.8

    38th - Andre Miller 6.5 (-.02 Nick Van Exel)
    187th - Mike Newlin 4.02

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    Simply an amazing story.

    by utefansince79
    2016-05-02 16:02:51

    Watched their draw against ManUtd yesterday. During the game they were showing information about their recent history. In mid April last season they were in dead last place and had to win some games the last few weeks just to stay up in the top flight (the bottom three teams go down), and as recently as 2008-2009 they were in League One (third division).

    Season of a lifetime for their loyal fans.

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    Depends on the juice?

    by Big Kahuna
    2016-05-02 14:39:11

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