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Post by MNGophers29 » Sun May 10 2:55 pm

I would take TV shows. I didn’t get into music until I was in college in Madison so for me, while I love listening to it, I could go without. While I am working at the lake when no one else is here, I could blast music or have the TV on...I always have the TV on.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Mon May 11 9:02 am

What was the first car you owned?

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Post by Greyeagle » Mon May 11 9:05 am

Zwak wrote:
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What athlete(s) would you liked to have watch in their prime?
I was fortunate to see them play live a few times during their warm-up 'season' but I would have loved to have been in Lake Placid to see the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in person.

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Post by YoungEagle » Mon May 11 9:07 am

2002 Subaru Legacy GT. is the first I owned and coincidently still drive.

First car I drove everyday was a 2000 Honda Odyssey.
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Post by Cowgirl » Mon May 11 9:33 am

gopherguy06 wrote:
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What was the first car you owned?
First car I had (16th birthday present) was a white Buick sky hawk with a Pontiac front bumper. It had red velvety seats with cigarette holes in them.

First car I purchased on my own was a new 2011 Dodge Avenger, still my daily vehicle.

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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Mon May 11 10:04 am

1956 Chevy four door I bought in 1974 for $50. I had the biggest steering wheel of anything I ever have driven. Also the had bad rust around the front headlights and the front floorboards. Picked up two front fenders from a farmer in North Dakota and riveted some sheet metal to patch the floorboards to keep from getting wet.

Upgraded to a 1964 Chevy stepside pickup that I drove through most of high school.

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Post by Norm » Mon May 11 10:16 am

1966 Mustang. Yeah, I should have kept it.

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Post by gopherguy06 » Mon May 11 10:17 am

First drove a Chevy Corsica and then Plymouth Breeze. First I owned and drive everyday now is Subaru Outback.

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Post by Bladepuller » Mon May 11 10:30 am

A red, 2door hard top '60 Impala w/ a straight 6, glasspack muffler. Shifter from the factory was 3 on the tree that became a Hurst 3 on the floor with a fifth under the seat, to use a 1969 play on words. Seat was a bench too.
Spring before HS graduation I got my '65 Goat. Man I went through a lot of tires and only 1 clutch with that baby.
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Post by Zwak » Mon May 11 10:42 am

Greyeagle wrote:
Mon May 11 9:05 am
Zwak wrote:
Sun May 10 7:53 am
What athlete(s) would you liked to have watch in their prime?
I was fortunate to see them play live a few times during their warm-up 'season' but I would have loved to have been in Lake Placid to see the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in person.

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Post by george » Mon May 11 10:47 am

I rode motorcycles and buses until I bought a '72 Pinto. Never got rear ended so never burst into flames. Then a '81 Mazda 626 first new car - I wanted an RX-7 and could have afforded it, but couldn't cover the insurance as a single young man in SF Bay Area.

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Post by davescharf » Mon May 11 10:48 am

My first car was a 1980 Chevy Monza that cost $500 bucks and had rust everywhere. It ran OK but the biggest thing I remember was needing to keep a screwdriver in the car to open the butterfly valve when the car wouldn't start. There were times in high school where I was glad to drive my parent's minivan over that thing.

The 1993 Ford Festiva I bought before I left to college was a dream compared to that Monza. It didn't hurt that my ROTC stipend covered the monthly payments so I only had to worry about gas and insurance.
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Post by Zwak » Mon May 11 10:56 am

davescharf wrote:
Mon May 11 10:48 am
My first car was a 1980 Chevy Monza that cost $500 bucks and had rust everywhere. It ran OK but the biggest thing I remember was needing to keep a screwdriver in the car to open the butterfly valve when the car wouldn't start. There were times in high school where I was glad to drive my parent's minivan over that thing.

The 1993 Ford Festiva I bought before I left to college was a dream compared to that Monza. It didn't hurt that my ROTC stipend covered the monthly payments so I only had to worry about gas and insurance.
When my grandpa died my parents bought his car from my Grandma (she never learned to drive). It was a 1978 Mercury Zephyr. Roll up windows and vinyl seats. You honestly could get second degree burns from those seats in the summer if you left the windows up.
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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Mon May 11 11:04 am

Bladepuller wrote:
Mon May 11 10:30 am
A red, 2door hard top '60 Impala w/ a straight 6, glasspack muffler. Shifter from the factory was 3 on the tree that became a Hurst 3 on the floor with a fifth under the seat, to use a 1969 play on words. Seat was a bench too.
Spring before HS graduation I got my '65 Goat. Man I went through a lot of tires and only 1 clutch with that baby.
Those early GTO’s were awesome. Didn’t care to much for them after they changed the body style in the late 60’s.

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Post by Bladepuller » Mon May 11 11:47 am

I think it was in '68 that they went to The Judge type.
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
BTW Keep the helmets on for the NA & intros...You ain't that special.
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Post by Bertogliat » Mon May 11 3:06 pm

My first car was a 1979 Thunderbird. It was the same body as the Lincoln with a different rear side window. In other words it was massive. And it had vacuum powered headlight covers. I honestly think I would buy one today if my wife would let me. She won't.... :lol:

I loved that car, but about six months after buying it a bolt flew through the drive shaft and the repair cost more than I paid for the car.

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Post by Kelly Red » Mon May 11 3:14 pm

A silver blue hatchback Horizon. LOL, it was a piece of *#@$ but I loved it because it was my first car that was all mine.
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Post by Orion » Mon May 11 3:46 pm

What street did you grow up on?
What's the name of your first grade teacher?

Oh, and what bank do you use? ;)

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Post by Bertogliat » Mon May 11 3:57 pm

Orion wrote:
Mon May 11 3:46 pm
What street did you grow up on?
What's the name of your first grade teacher?

Oh, and what bank do you use? ;)
What is your mother's maiden name? What is the name of your fist pet? What was your high school mascot? :lol:

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Post by Iceburg » Mon May 11 4:14 pm

george wrote:
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until I bought a '72 Pinto.
Mine was yellow.
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Post by streakygopher » Mon May 11 4:28 pm

Iceburg wrote:
Mon May 11 4:14 pm
george wrote:
Mon May 11 10:47 am
until I bought a '72 Pinto.
Mine was yellow.
In the same family, my first was a '74 Mercury Comet, the spiffy brother to the Ford Maverick. :)

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Post by Don Adams Wheel of Justice » Mon May 11 4:47 pm

My first car was a brown 1982 Plymouth Reliant K. The kind of car where you fill up the oil and check the gas when you stop at the service station.

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Post by D2D » Mon May 11 5:44 pm

First car was a 1967 BMW 1600. Bought used with 70,000 miles for $900. Way back then there were very few BMW's in the State; most people thought they only made motorcycles.
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Post by davescharf » Mon May 11 7:18 pm

Orion wrote:
Mon May 11 3:46 pm
What street did you grow up on?
What's the name of your first grade teacher?

Oh, and what bank do you use? ;)
Which one? I probably only had 10 or 11 addresses before I graduated High School ;)
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Post by Cowgirl » Mon May 11 8:23 pm

Orion wrote:
Mon May 11 3:46 pm
What street did you grow up on?
What's the name of your first grade teacher?

Oh, and what bank do you use? ;)
My first grade teacher is Lindsay Whalen’s mother in law.

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Post by gopherguy13 » Fri May 15 10:15 am

Going along with the "What's the first person you think of when you see this logo?" trend on Twitter. MN sports edition!

For me, off the cuff:

Image - Daunte Culpepper

Image - Kirby Puckett

Image - Andrew Brunette

Image - KG

Image - Kyle Rau

Image - Lawrence Maroney

Image - Tubby Smith
Ease your mind, have a banana or two.

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Post by Zwak » Fri May 15 10:59 am

Vikings: Alan Page
Twins: Kirby
Wild: Darby Hendrickson
Wolves: KG
Gopher Hockey: Greg Zwakman of course :)
Gopher Football: PJ Fleck
Gopher Basketball: Jim Dutcher
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Post by davescharf » Fri May 15 11:12 am

Vikings: Tommy Kramer
Twins: Kirby
Wild: Jacque Lemaire
Wolves: KG
Gopher Hockey: Brian Bonin
Gopher Football: Fleck
Gopher Basketball: Voshon Leonard
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Post by Karlsson » Fri May 15 11:22 am

gopherguy13 wrote:
Fri May 15 10:15 am
Going along with the "What's the first person you think of when you see this logo?" trend on Twitter. MN sports edition!
Image - Randy Moss

Image - Kirby Puckett

Image - Dwayne Roloson

Image - Kevin Garnett

Image - Brian Bonin

Image - Ron Johnson

Image - Dave Winfield

Baseball - Also Dave Winfield :mrgreen:

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Post by Karlsson » Fri May 15 11:31 am

Someone on Twitter tried to poke fun at this logo "What's the first person you think of" trend yesterday. Just had a photo of poster board that had RON GANT written on it. It kind of backfired because he was inundated with "Kent Hrbek" responses.

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Image - Bud Grant

Image - Kirby Puckett

Image - Marián Gáborík

Image - Kevin Garnett

Image - Herb Brooks

Image - P.J. Fleck

Image - Kevin McHale
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Post by Bertogliat » Fri May 15 12:53 pm

Would someone throw a North Stars logo in here please?

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Post by Zwak » Fri May 15 1:12 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Fri May 15 12:53 pm
Would someone throw a North Stars logo in here please?
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Post by Slap Shot » Fri May 15 1:19 pm

Image - Alan Page

Image - Kirby Puckett

Image - see at the bottom

Image - Kevin Garnett

Image - Pat Micheletti

Image - Darrell Thompson

Image - Willie Burton

Image - Dino Ciccarelli
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Post by streakygopher » Fri May 15 1:46 pm

D2D wrote:
Fri May 15 11:49 am
Image - Bud Grant

Image - Kirby Puckett

Image - Marián Gáborík

Image - Kevin Garnett

Image - Herb Brooks

Image - P.J. Fleck

Image - Kevin McHale
[/quote]

yep
yep
yep
yep
yep
yep
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Nicely done!

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Post by Viking » Fri May 15 2:34 pm

Image - Alan Page

Image - Kirby Puckett

Image - N/A

Image - Kevin Garnett

Image - Bill Baker

Image - Darrell Thompson

Image - Kevin McHale

Image - Neal Broten
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Post by sunbone » Fri May 15 5:48 pm

Zwak wrote:
Fri May 15 10:59 am
Vikings: Alan Page
Twins: Kirby
Wild: Darby Hendrickson
Wolves: KG
Gopher Hockey: Greg Zwakman of course :)
Gopher Football: PJ Fleck
Gopher Basketball: Jim Dutcher
Vikings: Chuck Foreman
Twins: Rod Carew
Wild: NA
Wolves: NA
Gopher Hockey: Neal Broten
Gopher Football: Marion Barber, Jr.
Gopher Basketball: Kevin McHale
North Stars: Bobby Smith

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Post by Armadillo » Fri May 15 10:54 pm

Vikings: Randy Moss
Twins: Kirby Puckett
Wild: Andrew Brunette
Wolves: Kevin Garnett
Gopher Hockey: Jordan Leopold
Gopher Football: P.J. Fleck
Gopher Basketball: Miles Tarver
North Stars: Dino Ciccarelli
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Armadillo wrote:
Fri May 15 10:54 pm
Vikings: Randy Moss
Twins: Kirby Puckett
Wild: Andrew Brunette
Wolves: Kevin Garnett
Gopher Hockey: Jordan Leopold
Gopher Football: P.J. Fleck
Gopher Basketball: Miles Tarver
North Stars: Dino Ciccarelli
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Post by minnhkyruls » Sat May 16 4:19 am

Vikings: drinking
Twins: the 1987 season (childhood explosion when they won)
T-wolves: KG
Wild: what a terrible logo
Gopher Hockey: tDon
Gopher Football: Fleck
Gopher Bouncy Ball: we have Gopher bouncy ball????
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Post by Composer » Sat May 16 10:56 am

Vikings--Alan Page
Twins--Harmon Killebrew
Wolves--KG
Wild--Koivu
Gopher Hockey--Neal Broten
Gopher Football--Marion Barber (the first)
Gopher Basketball--Kevin McHale
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Post by frozen4champs » Sat May 16 11:07 am

Vikings-- Chuck Foreman
Twins-- Rod Carew
Wolves-- KG
Wild-- Gaborik
Gopher Hockey-- Leopold
Gopher Football-- Darrell Thompson
Gopher Basketball-- Randy Breuer
North Stars-- Neal Broten

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Post by Greyeagle » Sat May 16 11:19 am

Vikings - Fran Tarkington
Twins - Rod Carew
Wolves - Garnett
Wild - Gaborik
Gopher Hockey - Bill Baker
Gopher Football - Tony Dungy
Gopher Basketball - Trent Tucker
North Stars - Craig Hartsburg
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Post by Zwak » Thu May 21 9:23 am

Where do you get your news? I’m not looking to debate the perceived bias of different news organizations. I’m more interested in the type of media you get your news from? Tv, radio, internet, social media, etc.

I haven’t watched local tv news in at least two years. I mostly get my news by following local and national news sites on Twitter. I do subscribe to the print version of Star Tribune and Sunday Pioneer Press.
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Newspaper, TV, Internet.

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Post by Slap Shot » Thu May 21 12:26 pm

Twitter and Facebook, duh.
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Post by Orion » Thu May 21 12:26 pm

I watch local news more for the entertainment and weather. For news I browse various websites

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Post by Kelly Red » Thu May 21 4:54 pm

I watch local news. I used to watch national tv news but gave it up a month ago. I read the STrib and the WSJ daily. I read Time magazine. I rarely get news from the internet unless it’s something silly, I currently have a weakness for those stupid posts on BuzzFeed. I’m not on Twitter or Facebook.
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Post by The Rube » Thu May 21 9:43 pm

I turn on a national news network station for about 30 seconds to get the headlines, then I peruse the internet for the actual details, nationally trusted and verified sites. I also read the west-side Twin Cities fishwrap during the week. I do get some news from here and USCHO (since most of the time, there are links to nationally trusted and verified websites being used), and I personally know many of the posters that post said links.
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Post by Bladepuller » Thu May 21 9:58 pm

Every news source gets some attention for me with the exception of Twitter & Facebook.
Now the real question is which is the most credible?
No one type or outlet has my unconditional trust.
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Post by The Rube » Thu May 21 10:28 pm

Bladepuller wrote:
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Every news source gets some attention for me with the exception of Twitter & Facebook.
Now the real question is which is the most credible?
No one type or outlet has my unconditional trust.
Not unconditional, but I probably trust The Hill website the most overall. I don't trust the Tweeter Machine or FB at all. I actually trust FB less than the Tweeter.
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Post by The Rube » Thu May 21 11:07 pm

What is the best thing you've ever eaten? No reason why, it doesn't have the be the "most quality" or anything. What is the ONE thing that was the BEST?

Mine is the Duck Confit at the Fitz in MI. Amazeballs.
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Post by MinnesotaNorthStar » Fri May 22 3:58 am

Slap Shot wrote:
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Twitter and Facebook, duh.
YouTube comments for sure... :dup:

Internet for the most part. I keep tabs on the Strib, PP, IndyStar, FW Star-Telegram, and Dallas Morning News for local. WaPo, The Hill, CNN for everything else...and The Onion.

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The Rube wrote:
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What is the best thing you've ever eaten? No reason why, it doesn't have the be the "most quality" or anything. What is the ONE thing that was the BEST?

Mine is the Duck Confit at the Fitz in MI. Amazeballs.
Without talking about a full plate of food and just a single bite or item a few come to mind. I'm surely forgetting others.

-A steak oscar from Capital Grille.
-A pork burrito my wife made not long ago was bar none the best burrito I've ever had including any had during several trips to Mexico.
-The first time I ever tried sole meunière, although it was at a French restaurant in Bahrain.
-A bbq pulled bison sandwich on a farm in Iowa when I was a kid. I've never forgotten how amazing it was at least 40 years later.
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The Rube wrote:
Thu May 21 11:07 pm
What is the best thing you've ever eaten? No reason why, it doesn't have the be the "most quality" or anything. What is the ONE thing that was the BEST?

Mine is the Duck Confit at the Fitz in MI. Amazeballs.
TIE:
Wild Boar and Red Cabbage pasta in Rome. Shaved Parmesan on top, a total umami bomb.
Foie Gras ravioli in Aix. FG is a French Christmas staple and this was a restaurant special that was so good I just swooned.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Fri May 22 12:15 pm

Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Mon May 11 11:04 am
Bladepuller wrote:
Mon May 11 10:30 am
A red, 2door hard top '60 Impala w/ a straight 6, glasspack muffler. Shifter from the factory was 3 on the tree that became a Hurst 3 on the floor with a fifth under the seat, to use a 1969 play on words. Seat was a bench too.
Spring before HS graduation I got my '65 Goat. Man I went through a lot of tires and only 1 clutch with that baby.
Those early GTO’s were awesome. Didn’t care to much for them after they changed the body style in the late 60’s.
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Post by davescharf » Fri May 22 12:42 pm

I had a beef tenderloin at a winery in Mendoza Argentina that was the best piece of beef I’ve ever tried. It was seasoned with nothing more than Lavender Salt and just an incredible thing to eat.
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I ate at one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo at the old Tsukiji fish market. Sushi Dai I believe. Waited 4-5 hours in line from 4am to 9, but my god it was all worth it.

We originally thought we were in line for the tour of the place, but after spending two hours figured this must be worth it. Saw Michelin guidebook notices all over the wall. Just an incredible experience. I’m still bummed they moved the market. I’d love to try that place again.
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Post by MNNavy » Fri May 22 4:45 pm

bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri May 22 12:15 pm
Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Mon May 11 11:04 am
Bladepuller wrote:
Mon May 11 10:30 am
A red, 2door hard top '60 Impala w/ a straight 6, glasspack muffler. Shifter from the factory was 3 on the tree that became a Hurst 3 on the floor with a fifth under the seat, to use a 1969 play on words. Seat was a bench too.
Spring before HS graduation I got my '65 Goat. Man I went through a lot of tires and only 1 clutch with that baby.
Those early GTO’s were awesome. Didn’t care to much for them after they changed the body style in the late 60’s.
1969 Pontiac Tempest 350cc V8 engine. Accelerated from 40 to 80 mph in 3-4 seconds :biggrin2:
And went from F to E nearly as fast. :lol:
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Post by bearpaw28 » Fri May 22 5:39 pm

MNNavy wrote:
Fri May 22 4:45 pm
bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri May 22 12:15 pm
Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Mon May 11 11:04 am
Bladepuller wrote:
Mon May 11 10:30 am
A red, 2door hard top '60 Impala w/ a straight 6, glasspack muffler. Shifter from the factory was 3 on the tree that became a Hurst 3 on the floor with a fifth under the seat, to use a 1969 play on words. Seat was a bench too.
Spring before HS graduation I got my '65 Goat. Man I went through a lot of tires and only 1 clutch with that baby.
Those early GTO’s were awesome. Didn’t care to much for them after they changed the body style in the late 60’s.
1969 Pontiac Tempest 350cc V8 engine. Accelerated from 40 to 80 mph in 3-4 seconds :biggrin2:
And went from F to E nearly as fast. :lol:
No worries...gas was 57 cents per gallon in 1975 🤠 The neighbor kid had a Cutless with a 442 engine...

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Post by Bladepuller » Fri May 22 6:14 pm

350 cc?
That would be a lightweight motorcycle but being an old gearhead I knew you meant cubic inches.
Now the big motors for Olds were 455 CI . 442 was supposedly 4 barrel carb. 4speed tranny, & 2 (dual) exhaust.
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Post by Bertogliat » Sat May 23 6:42 am

bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri May 22 5:39 pm
MNNavy wrote:
Fri May 22 4:45 pm
bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri May 22 12:15 pm
Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Mon May 11 11:04 am
Bladepuller wrote:
Mon May 11 10:30 am
A red, 2door hard top '60 Impala w/ a straight 6, glasspack muffler. Shifter from the factory was 3 on the tree that became a Hurst 3 on the floor with a fifth under the seat, to use a 1969 play on words. Seat was a bench too.
Spring before HS graduation I got my '65 Goat. Man I went through a lot of tires and only 1 clutch with that baby.
Those early GTO’s were awesome. Didn’t care to much for them after they changed the body style in the late 60’s.
1969 Pontiac Tempest 350cc V8 engine. Accelerated from 40 to 80 mph in 3-4 seconds :biggrin2:
And went from F to E nearly as fast. :lol:
No worries...gas was 57 cents per gallon in 1975 🤠 The neighbor kid had a Cutless with a 442 engine...
That’s equivalent to $2.70 now.

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Post by MNGophers29 » Sat May 23 8:43 am

Best thing I have eaten:
Burnt ends at Char Bar in Kansas City. July 29th, 2015. That one bite changed my food life. I bought a smoker the next day, have spent countless hours since researching the cooking of meat. I say “cooking” because it has also changed the way I use a grill, the oven and the stove.

I have smoked a lot of different meat over the years, brisket has became my favorite and what I am beat at. I usually do about 2 full packer briskets a year. My kids have never had a burnt end because I don’t let them eat them as they are saved for my wife and I and those adults we entertain when I smoke one.
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Post by Slap Shot » Mon May 25 8:32 am

This crossed my mind while watching the Jordan stuff but what's the most you've ever gambled in a single bet?

I am not much of a gambler (I don't mean never but I can go years with a single bet, slot arm pull, double-down...)

When I was into online poker (Bovada) I entered a $250 buy-in tournament. I don't recall how many people entered but I finished high enough to win enough to cover the bet. Nothing very exciting or extravagent.
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Post by The Rube » Mon May 25 9:28 am

$100 (blackjack). Played multiple hands at that level.
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Post by Kelly Red » Mon May 25 12:08 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
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This crossed my mind while watching the Jordan stuff but what's the most you've ever gambled in a single bet?
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Kelly Red wrote:
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Romantic vacation B& B. Forgotten birth control.
Ouch, that could have run into many thousands. Kelly Red wins!
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Post by The Rube » Mon May 25 12:23 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
Mon May 25 12:08 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
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This crossed my mind while watching the Jordan stuff but what's the most you've ever gambled in a single bet?
Romantic vacation B& B. Forgotten birth control.
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Post by Chris83 » Mon May 25 12:30 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
Mon May 25 12:08 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Mon May 25 8:32 am
This crossed my mind while watching the Jordan stuff but what's the most you've ever gambled in a single bet?
Romantic vacation B& B. Forgotten birth control.
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Post by MATT » Mon May 25 12:34 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Mon May 25 8:32 am
This crossed my mind while watching the Jordan stuff but what's the most you've ever gambled in a single bet?

I am not much of a gambler (I don't mean never but I can go years with a single bet, slot arm pull, double-down...)

When I was into online poker (Bovada) I entered a $250 buy-in tournament. I don't recall how many people entered but I finished high enough to win enough to cover the bet. Nothing very exciting or extravagent.
We watched a man playing craps at Aria with $1000 minimum. Then when we came back, it seemed like a guy teaching his son how to play and the table was down to $500 minimum. 😳

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