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#3763580 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted mrdannyg on 18 November 2017 - 01:45 PM

We had an amazing experience today. There is a local business owner who is also a pilot, and he recently started a program where he’ll take kids with special needs up in a tiny 4-seater plane. Well, today Owen had the chance, and it was incredible. He got to sit right up front in the co-pilot seat, wearing a headset/mic and holding the steering wheel just like a real pilot. The (real) pilot was incredible with him, spending so much time explaining and showing him things, addressing him as “captain” every time and just being all-around astonishingly kind and generous. He even has a person with him to take pictures of the whole event, though he insists on being the one to pick out his favourites to post online.

We actually thought he was just a very kind pilot who was probably getting some sponsorship from the airline company. Only when we looked him up later did we find out he is actually the owner of a great local pizza chain, and is actually funding the entire thing out of his pocket, including the photographer, runway fees, fuel costs, etc. And he does it ALL himself, including setting up appointments, texting me this morning to update me on wind conditions, etc.

#3763553 Degenerate Gambling

Posted iBeaver on 17 November 2017 - 02:41 PM

View PostDubey, on 17 November 2017 - 01:47 PM, said:

my cash lineup on DK this week. Entered it into $218 worth of double ups.

QB Drew Brees $6800
RB Melvin Gordon $7600
RB Kareem Hunt $8000
WR Jamison Crowder $4300
WR Bruce Ellington $3000
WR Sterling Shepard $6300
TE Travis Kelce $7300
FLEX Rex Burkhead $3600
DEF LA Chargers $3000

Cash game:


#3763352 My Card Collection

Posted Babying on 12 November 2017 - 08:16 PM

The 3rd and last day of the Expo. Usually its the slowest day in regards to sales and it definitely was. My goal for total sales only met just over 50%. However we are not in it to make money so it still was a very enjoyable weekend. It maybe over but we are looking forward to the next one in May.

We did have a scare during the day. I thought someone stole 2 signed 8x10s of McDavid. Luckily they were located on my table because some kid mixed up the pics and we found them in the middle.

Someone did asked me if I wanted to trade my Crosby rookie for this:


Now I truly believe that this auction is a fake and was bidded up. I think the card is worth maybe $500 and my Crosby rookie is worth $850. Really have to watch out for stuff like this.

I did not have Otto to help setting up and it took me 1.5 hours. Tear down only took 20 mins since Otto was there to help (thank god).

I took Monday off and going out with the wife for breakfast.

#3762935 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted serge on 04 November 2017 - 02:21 PM

Trip report:

As a Leafs fan living in California we dont get a lot of chances to watch our team play live. So when the opportunity comes , we need to jump at it..

While the results werent what we expected watching the Blue and White on the road is a great experience and one my kids really cherished.

For those that dont know, we live in Fresno California , which is about 2:15 minutes south of San Jose and 3.5 hours north of LA..(that 3.5 hours can turn into 5 for no reason if there is more than usual traffic)

Monday night October 30 happened to be Leafs in San Jose and Patrick Marleau homecoming. I had been to the Shark Tank on two previous occasions. Once to a Leafs game 2 years ago and another time to Rangers vs Sharks game last year.
The Shark Tank(SAP Center) is one of my favorite places to watch a hockey game. Its pretty much a hockey rink built specifically for hockey. Its very intimate , there are no bad seats and you are right on top of the play. The location is great, clean and easy to get in and out of. This game I was only able to take Mateo and we left right after school and got to the game about 90 minutes before faceoff. It was a sold out crowd, as they were there to show their support for Patrick Marleau who was back after almost a 20 year career in San Jose. These sort of things are rare in pro sports these days. One player spending that much time with one team is getting almost impossible to see. The 2 minute ovation before the game was just amazing. The place is was really electric and the Shark Tank is one of the loudest buildings i have experienced. As per the game the Leafs came out pretty flat and got outshot and out played all game. Were lucky to stay close thanks to great goaltending by Freddie..We got to see an awesome goal from Auston Matthews. But it was a loss. Mateo is actually a much bigger fan of hockey and the Leafs than Adrian is. Adrian is now much older and lot of other interests and school work dont allow him to be crazy fan like Mateo and myself. The joy in his face as he experienced his first Leafs game was amazing. There is a post somewhere in here about Adrian's first game, which was a story book game that had some crazy things happen to Adrian and me..We had fun, we were back by 1 am and he went to school the next day. He did sleep in the car.

Thursday night was the Kings game. I wasnt planning on going to this game originally, as I knew it would be such a bad spot for the Leafs and we might see a really bad game..Third game in 4 nights in California, with Mc Back up in net. My wife said lets go, we got 4 pretty cheap tickets and picked up the kids from school and headed to LA. Now this is a much longer drive into a city with much more action and traffic. We did get there in plenty of time though. The Staples Center is MUCH different than the Shark Tank. Its much bigger, doesnt have that hockey feel as much as the Shark Tank. Its an arena built for the Laker, Clippers and concerts as well. Seemed liked many many luxury boxes. Our seats were pretty high, they werent that bad however. As I predicted the Leafs came out pretty flat on our way to a quick 5-0 deficit. However we did get some excitement as Auston scored on a penalty shot and a late second(literally) goal in the second made the third period interesting. The Leafs scored another one to make it 5-3 and then with a couple of minutes left Auston got ANOTHER penalty shot which if he scored would of made a hell of a finish. The Leafs actually were the better team in the second part of the game and outshot the Kings. The Kings are a very good team with which I believe to be one of the best goalies in the league in Quick. We fell a little short again 5-3..

These were my 5th and 6th arenas to watch the Leafs on the road. I have been to Montreal, Buffalo, Philly and Ottawa. San Jose seemed to be the most friendliest of all opposition fans. LA people in general treated us well to, except for the one knuckle head comment. "Hit him hard, he is only a Canadian". My response is always , dude half your team is Canadian including the guy you cheered on to hit(Drew Doughty). Ottawa has been by far the worst place for me to watch a game. The fans are a bunch of assholes and have an inferiority complex when it comes to the Leafs. All in all we met some really cool people. A TON of Leaf fans..Some travelling from Toronto and all over Canada.

The cynics here will say I jinxed the team..Good for you. We as a family had a great time supporting the greatest franchise in sports and cheered on our team from San Jose to Los Angeles. These memories with the kids are priceless..

Our next trip is Las Vegas. We are all going to Vegas on December 27th..Have a real cool house rented with the whole family including in laws and my mom who is visiting. The Leafs play on Dec 31 and we are hoping to go..Tickets are pretty expensive there but hoping to score at least a couple of tickets.

This team is truly the passion that unites us all.


#3762610 Off Topic, Kinda.....

Posted digitalmonkey on 26 October 2017 - 12:03 PM

View PostBabying, on 26 October 2017 - 11:24 AM, said:

You guys are lucky you can take off like that. I am tied up with my girls activities and I am their personal Uber. Only free days in the week I have are Wednesdays and Fridays.

Sounds like you're lucky ;)

#3762598 Off Topic, Kinda.....

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 26 October 2017 - 07:34 AM

View PostDubey, on 25 October 2017 - 08:55 PM, said:

Going to Seattle this weekend for a Mazda event. Going to Huskies/UCLA on Saturday, then Seahawks:Texans on Sunday. Will be my first 2 live football games (not including a couple CFL games). Pretty excited!
sounds awesome.

End of Nov going to Nashville for a weekend with the boys.
Saturday: Vanderbilt college ball, followed by Preds game
Sunday: tailgate and Titans.

Your post reminded me I had been meaning to ask you for any under the radar suggestions for Nashville. (or anyone else on here who has been there)

I'im really excited.

#3762590 Off Topic, Kinda.....

Posted FCP Bob on 26 October 2017 - 03:47 AM

View PostDubey, on 25 October 2017 - 08:55 PM, said:

Going to Seattle this weekend for a Mazda event. Going to Huskies/UCLA on Saturday, then Seahawks:Texans on Sunday. Will be my first 2 live football games (not including a couple CFL games). Pretty excited!

please tell me that Mazda people have a secret handshake that involves saying "vroom vroom" to each other.

#3762392 Random News Observations

Posted FCP Bob on 20 October 2017 - 12:54 AM

everybody likes to think of themselves as being responsible gun owners just like everybody is an above average driver

#3762288 Us Politics For Betting (Not Talking About Politics)

Posted Untilted on 17 October 2017 - 02:09 PM

Most of you know that I am a fiscal conservative. If you didn't, you know now. I didn't vote for Trump and Im pretty sure I wouldn't have voted for Bernie Sanders. Would have looked for a 3rd candidate.

What Trump just said about Obama, Bush and all the other former presidents in regards to calling families of the Fallen military is beyond unforgivable. This man truly is an abominable human being.

He lost me when he said McCain wasn't a hero because he likes people who aren't captured

The man makes me sick

#3762008 Pittsburgh Penguins Thread

Posted doox on 10 October 2017 - 06:49 PM

View Postdigitalmonkey, on 10 October 2017 - 01:19 PM, said:


Penguins didn't present Trump with jersey during White House visit
(via http://thesco.re/theScore_app )

This makes me happy. It's bad enough seeing Beiber wearing a Pens jersey,

#3762003 Pittsburgh Penguins Thread

Posted digitalmonkey on 10 October 2017 - 03:39 PM

Rule 1: Dubey and Serge are not to discuss politics with each other

#3762001 Pittsburgh Penguins Thread

Posted serge on 10 October 2017 - 03:22 PM

View PostDubey, on 10 October 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

Yeah that's obviously not what I said and you know that. Didn't read the rest of your post and honestly I have zero interest in getting into this subject with you.

me neither..

I wont discuss Politics..

Go leafs go

#3761878 Happy Birthday!

Posted digitalmonkey on 08 October 2017 - 03:11 PM

Congratulations, Dave!!!

#3761353 Degenerate Gambling

Posted iBeaver on 18 September 2017 - 12:06 PM

Remembered at the last minute that last week I won a free entry into fan duels $100k Sun NFL Snap. Put in a quick lineup and boom! $4! Cashing out.

#3761022 The Hottest Of Takes

Posted SuitedAces21 on 05 September 2017 - 04:41 AM

View PostEssay21, on 18 September 2015 - 08:03 AM, said:

donald trump running for president is the beginning of the end of America.

looks like someone was in on the ground floor here.