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#1 adamantyr OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 11:08 AM

So I was checking out the NFL website today, and what is this, a reference to the TI!

 

"... Worth noting is that the Cowboys are not exactly the NFL's version of the iPad Pro with a mounted virtual pencil. The way Dallas plays defense, runs the football and keeps the passing game mostly simple is more synonymous with the TI-99/4A home computer, which was from the era when "Family Ties" was crushing in the ratings and John Robinson's Rams pants were pulled up to the midriff ..."

 

Full Article here:

http://www.nfl.com/n...ivisional-round



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 12:21 PM

During a local-affiliate Packers broadcast earlier this year (preseason, I think), James Lofton mentioned the Apple //e he owned back in his playing days and how not-computer-savvy he was. I don't recall the context, though.



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 1:14 PM

So I was checking out the NFL website today, and what is this, a reference to the TI!
 
"... Worth noting is that the Cowboys are not exactly the NFL's version of the iPad Pro with a mounted virtual pencil. The way Dallas plays defense, runs the football and keeps the passing game mostly simple is more synonymous with the TI-99/4A home computer, which was from the era when "Family Ties" was crushing in the ratings and John Robinson's Rams pants were pulled up to the midriff ..."
 
Full Article here:
http://www.nfl.com/n...ivisional-round


May we safely assume ALL fans of the TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4 are also fans of America’s Team: DALLAS COWBOYS?

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 1:24 PM

May we safely assume ALL fans of the TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4 are also fans of America’s Team: DALLAS COWBOYS?

 

No.

 

I suspect one of two things: these commentators are users and lurk here, or go on Google to look up computers from desired time-frames converse to modern technology to make points in their analogies.



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 1:32 PM

 

No.

 

I suspect one of two things: these commentators are users and lurk here, or go on Google to look up computers from desired time-frames converse to modern technology to make points in their analogies.

 

 

Hmmm, maybe he saw my TI-99/4A's trackball? 

 

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 2:03 PM

May we safely assume ALL fans of the TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4 are also fans of America’s Team: DALLAS COWBOYS?

 

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 2:17 PM

I suspect one of two things: these commentators are users and lurk here


I guarantee you Elliot Harrison does not even know what AtariAge is.

...or go on Google to look up computers from desired time-frames converse to modern technology to make points in their analogies.


Possible. Or, he remembers TI computers from back in the day (maybe he had one?) and saw an opening for a Texas-related pun regarding the Cowboys' steady but underwhelming play.

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 2:41 PM

May we safely assume ALL fans of the TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4 are also fans of America’s Team: DALLAS COWBOYS?

 

Absolutely not. Seahawks fan here. I can't stand the Cowboys.



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 3:59 PM

Broncos fan here.... I also tolerate a few other teams as well... the Cowboys are not one of them.

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 5:37 PM

Well, since we are sounding off; Red Wings fan, here!



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 5:45 PM

I will continue to lurk as a Cowboys fan...

 

...waitaminute, dang it.



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 5:57 PM

I almost lost money on the Seahawks this year.  At the beginning of the season I bet they would not make it to the playoffs.  Hey, after getting rid of some good players I thought it was a good bet.  I lost, but figured that since they are good at grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory, I'll use the last Superbowl they were in as an example, I bet that they would lose that last game.  I feel good, I broke even. 



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 6:29 PM

What sport is this they play? I recognize none of these teams. . .but then, there are no professional sports that I have any kind of interest in, which would explain my extreme lack of knowledge in that area.



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 7:20 PM

I hated the Yzerman, Federov, Hasek years.... many many times my beloved Avs were eliminated by that trio of death....

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 7:37 PM

What sport is this they play? I recognize none of these teams. . .but then, there are no professional sports that I have any kind of interest in, which would explain my extreme lack of knowledge in that area.

 

Hand egg, not to be confused with football



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 7:59 PM

What sport is this they play? I recognize none of these teams. . .but then, there are no professional sports that I have any kind of interest in, which would explain my extreme lack of knowledge in that area.

Calvinball.

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 8:55 PM

Calvinball.

 

CALVINBALL!!



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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 7:27 AM

Calvin is always a useful reference, and Calvinball is a great way to show the insanity that is organized sports.



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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 7:52 AM

Not gonna lie, I'd watch pro calvinball.

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 4:38 PM

Not gonna lie, I'd watch pro calvinball.

 

"And the Cowboys are heading for the endzone, and WAIT A MINUTE! Mcneil has just declared the entire last segment of the field to be LAVA! The Cowboys are trying to hop across it without touching any of the green and... oh no! He fell in! The ball is loose!"






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