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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    I have since their birth in 1992, and do follow, and attend, Lightning games. It is still a minor sport, but fun to watch.
    Hockey is a "minor" sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    ...and it could still be around, but on a minor level as well. IMHO, of course.
    I dunno. It seems to me that the numbers they cited in the show on the USFL proved it WAS working and growing respectably. We can quibble but I think it was well on it's way to being a going concern with it's own part of the calendar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    Hockey is a "minor" sport?
    Yup. A minor sport here, overall, but still fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    It is a nautical term, and I experienced that while sailing a sail boat with NO motor a few times. Gets boring just drifting.
    I have a little experience with a few weeks in the duldrums myself, mine were in the Southern Ocean around 60 to 62° for a few weeks in 1991 while sailing a solo circumnavigation in a C&C 43.
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    I have a little experience with a few weeks in the duldrums myself, mine were in the Southern Ocean around 60 to 62° for a few weeks in 1991 while sailing a solo circumnavigation in a C&C 43.
    That's pretty freaking impressive. How long were you alone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    I dunno. It seems to me that the numbers they cited in the show on the USFL proved it WAS working and growing respectably. We can quibble but I think it was well on it's way to being a going concern with it's own part of the calendar.
    I don't know as well. The USFL folded in 1985, right AFTER they won the anti-trust case against the NFL. I don't think they would have survived head to head with the NFL - maybe a few teams allowed to merge with the League. Where did you get your numbers that showed the USFL was workable on its own? I'd like to read that myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    I don't know as well. The USFL folded in 1985, right AFTER they won the anti-trust case against the NFL. I don't think they would have survived head to head with the NFL - maybe a few teams allowed to merge with the League. Where did you get your numbers that showed the USFL was workable on its own? I'd like to read that myself.
    Not a read. A show.

    http://www.espn.com/30for30/film?pag...illed-the-usfl

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    I have a little experience with a few weeks in the duldrums myself, mine were in the Southern Ocean around 60 to 62° for a few weeks in 1991 while sailing a solo circumnavigation in a C&C 43.
    I was never anything like that myself, and glad for it. But my intent on the world in this post are other uses for the word, such as:

    : a spell of listlessness or despondency - fighting off the winter (or no football) doldrums

    : a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or slump out of the economic (or no football) doldrums
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    I think I found it. I'll watch it later after my Mr Grandma duties are over for the day.

    In addition, just found an article from three years ago or so that has a different take on it:

    http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...-have-survived
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    That's pretty freaking impressive. How long were you alone?

    Here's a quicky.
    I was gone 14 months, I went ashore many different countries.
    I busted ice out of Spa Creek Annapolis in Feb and took the intercoastal to Key West for a few weeks.
    Then to Bermuda and on to the Azores. Sailed the coast of France and Spain and down the West Coast of Africa stopping along the way. I have friends there I worked with a few years before.
    Around the cape and down to 68 to 70°
    Sailed around the bottom, well as close as I wanted to get anyway. Around Cape Horn and up the east coast of South America. Ported at maybe 30+ islands through the Leewards and windwards up to the Bahamas, stayed 75 miles offshore our east coast untill hard to port into the Chesapeake.
    My kid and I are thinking about both of us doing it when he's out of school.
    It was a unbelievable experience, you truly understand what being alone is. Remember this was 91, no cells, no sat phones, no weather fax, GPS was new only 4 to 8 hours a day at best.
    Using a sextant was paramount. The Deep Blue can be a loving thing and it can also test to see how big your balls really are.
    I highly recommend it..
    It all started when a friend that taught me how to sail as a kid
    ( Arnie Gay from Annapolis ) took me to a seminar at the Naval academy at the speaker was Dodge Morgan.
    Arnie was friends with Dodge ( a world class sailer ) we a went out for drinks after and before the end of the evening Dodge and I had shook hands on a bet.
    It took me a few years to get there, about a week after I got back home I met Arnie for lunch and low and behold Dodge was there, he shook my hand and pulled out his wallet and handed me the money he owed me. Five bucks. I $hit you not.
    And then I went back to what most call normal life.
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