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  • Freerepublic NCAA Tournament pick 'em

    03/13/2006 2:45:40 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 29 replies · 597+ views | 3/13/06 | Me
    Hey all, I started up a Yahoo Freeper NCAA tournament league. Sign up and play against other Freepers, and pick the winners in the year's NCAA Basketball tourney. Go to, and click "sign up now". Then click "create or join group". Click "join existing group", and finally "join private group". The info you'll need: Group ID#: 86007 Password: jimrob Group name: freepers Join up, have fun. No prizes, apart from personal glory. :)
  • Prayer request for my mom

    10/09/2005 7:34:01 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 144 replies · 1,263+ views
    10/09/05 | me
    My mom has been in the hospital with a respiratory infection for almost a week, and we learned today that doctors have found cancer. We don't know what type at this point (I don't believe it's at all related to the infection), or how serious it is, but the news was devastating. In addition, she has to battle this respiratory illness, which has been bad. I'm praying constantly, as are the rest of my family. Cancer has killed two of my aunts and my grandfather, and this news hits everyone in my family hard. Relatives are coming to visit from...
  • How to Be a Beekeeper ( takes swipe at homeschooled Spelling Bee contestants)

    06/02/2005 12:55:33 AM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 290 replies · 4,441+ views ^ | 6/2/2005 | Darren Rovell ran this article, intending for it to be an amusing take on how to predict the winner of the National Spelling Bee. However, the last "formula" irked me. Here's what it says: "Stay away from home-schooled kids. It goes without saying that these kids don't get out of the house much. There are 34 home-schooled competitors in this year's bee, including speller No. 142 Jack Ausick and speller No. 217 Benjamin Zachary Walter. The first home schooler won in 1997 and others followed, including Lala in '99 and Thampy in 2000. But kids that actually interact with other children...
  • FreeRepublic NCAA Tournament Pick 'Em (Sign up now!

    03/13/2005 4:46:46 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 30 replies · 888+ views | 3/15/05 | Me
    Sign up to play NCAA Tournament Pick 'em with other Freepers at Group name: FreeRepublicans The Group ID#: 45685 The password is: jimrob
  • Roe v. Wade has never been at such risk of being overturned (Mega barf alert)

    01/15/2005 3:28:28 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 31 replies · 646+ views
    The Standard Times ^ | 1/15/05 | Mary Ann Sorrentino
    Jan. 22 will mark the 32nd anniversary of the perpetually debated Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. In all those years, Roe has never been under attack as vehemently, nor has it ever faced more danger of being overturned than it does under George W. Bush's watch. For those of us who stood on the front lines of the battle for reproductive freedom for so many years, this crucial anniversary of Roe demands to be marked by a heartfelt renewal of our commitment to all women who value their personal liberties, and to the men who love those women.The fetus...
  • Yankees and Diamondbacks agree on new Randy Johnson trade ( reports)

    12/30/2004 1:06:11 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 48 replies · 756+ views ^ | December 30, 2004 |
    The Diamondbacks and Yankees have agreed on a deal that would send Randy Johnson to New York for Javier Vazquez, prospects and cash, major league sources told ESPN.The paperwork has not yet been submitted to the baseball commissioner's office, but that is the next step for the deal to be finalized.The Diamondbacks also will get left-handed pitcher Brad Halsey, catching prospect Dioner Navarro and $8 million to $9 million in exchange for the 41-year-old lefty, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney reports.
  • Red Sox vs. Yankees (live game thread)

    09/18/2004 10:23:33 AM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 74 replies · 999+ views
    9/18/04 | me
    Red Sox only 2.5 games back. Pray for good weather! Go Sox!
  • CNN poll to Freep! (Who'd be a better First Lady?)

    07/07/2004 3:46:00 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 23 replies · 1,002+ views ^ | 7/7/04 | Me
    Question: Who do you think would be the better first lady, Laura Bush or Teresa Heinz Kerry?Laura's losing this one! No surprise, considering it's CNN. The poll is here. Scroll down a bit on the page.
  • NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

    03/14/2004 3:54:22 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 29 replies · 2,122+ views
    CBD Sportsline ^ | 3/14/04 | Me
  • 92-year-old Bank Robber Gets 12 Years

    01/23/2004 4:04:33 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 10 replies · 63+ views ^ | 1/23/04 | Reuters
    LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) -- The oldest bank robber in the United States, 92-year-old J.L. Hunter Rountree, was sentenced to over 12 years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to robbing $1,999 from a Texas bank last August. Rountree, who goes by the nickname "Red", said he robbed his first bank when he was about 80 because he wanted revenge against banks for sending him into a financial crisis. Rountree was sentenced to 151 months in a federal prison, which he will serve at the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He appeared in court in a loose-fitting prison...
  • NFC Championship Game: Carolina Panthers 14 vs. Philadelphia Eagles 3 (Final)

    01/18/2004 3:23:01 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 1,625 replies · 1,196+ views
    1/18/04 | me
    It's game time!
  • AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts (Live thread)

    01/18/2004 12:06:11 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 1,040 replies · 353+ views
    1/18/04 | Me
    Couldn't find a thread for this. It's game time!
  • NFL Playoff Early Pre-game thread. Come football fans, come!

    01/09/2004 6:52:36 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 39 replies · 226+ views
    my keyboard | 1/09/04 | Me
    OK, my thread last week kind of flopped, BUT I AM NOT DETERRED! Here are the game times and channels:Carolina at St. Louis -Tomorrow, 4:30 PM- FOX Tennessee at New England- Tomorrow, 8:15 PM- CBS Indianapolis at Kansas City- Sunday, 1:00 PM- CBS Green Bay at Philadelphia- Sunday, 4:45 PM- FOX My predictions:Green Bay- 20 Philadelphia- 19 I'm not betting against Brett Favre. Call me superstitious, I don't care. Philly will probably lose on a missed extra-point or chip-shot field goal or something. I just won't bet against Green Bay and Brett right now. New England- 17 Tennessee- 9 My...
  • Paul Molitor, Dennis Eckersley elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    01/06/2004 2:11:14 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 99 replies · 285+ views ^ | 1/06/04 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- Paul Molitor and Dennis Eckersley were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday in their first year of eligibility. Molitor was picked on 431 of 506 ballots (85.2 percent) cast by reporters who have been members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for 10 or more years. Eckersley was selected on 421 ballots (83.2 percent).To gain election, a player must be chosen by at least 75 percent of the voters (380). Molitor, a clutch hitter who played nearly half his games at DH, was with family and friends in Minneapolis when he got a telephone...
  • NFL Playoff predictions thread

    01/02/2004 12:41:21 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 32 replies · 503+ views
    my keyboard | 1/02/04 | Me
    Hello football fans. If you haven't noticed, the Playoffs start tomorrow. Post your NFL Playoff predictions here. My Wild-card weekend picks and scores:Tennesee-28 Baltimore- 13 Denver- 34 Indy- 28 Carolina- 21 Dallas- 10 Green Bay- 38 Seattle- 16 Rest of playoffs: AFC Divisional PlayoffsNew England over Denver Tennesee over Kansas City AFC ChampionshipNew England over Tennesee NFC Divisional St. Louis over Carolina Philadelphia over Green Bay NFC ChampionshipSt. Louis over Philadelphia Super BowlNew England over St. Louis
  • Reputed mobster shoots man for heckling singer

    12/24/2003 3:11:01 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 58 replies · 390+ views ^ | 12/24/03 |
    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The scene in one of New York's fabled Italian restaurants would have done "The Sopranos" TV scriptwriters proud -- a reputed mobster shot a man dead for heckling a woman singer. Police said Broadway chanteuse Rena Strober was singing "Don't Rain on My Parade" at Rao's, an East Harlem restaurant, Monday night when a patron, Albert Circelli, criticized her performance. Reputed Luchese crime family associate Louis Barone told him to watch his mouth but when Circelli swore in response, Barone pulled out a .38 caliber revolver and shot him in the back, police said. rest of...
  • I need help buying a telescope. Please help this wannabe astronomer!

    12/14/2003 4:58:16 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 21 replies · 327+ views
    12/24/03 | Me
    OK ya'll, I'm planning on getting a telescope for home astronomy and I need some help. Does anyone here have tips for buying a home telescope? I know that there are some dealers just waiting to rip me off, so what, if any, kind of telescope can I get for a few hundred dollars? What would it be good for observing? (star gazing, planets, comets, galaxies, etc.) Please, keep the thread serious. This is a Christmas present and I need tips. Thanks.
  • ALCS Game 2 Live Thread Red Sox vs. Yankees

    10/09/2003 5:26:39 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 250 replies · 247+ views
    10/09/03 | Me
    The game's started, and I found no thread! If one exists then this can be deleted, but otherwise, it's game time!
  • A clip from Mel Gibson's "The Passion"

    10/09/2003 10:39:44 AM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 16 replies · 54+ views ^ | October 09, 2003 | Me
    Here's a clip from Mel Gibson's up coming film "The Passion". Thought you'd all be interested. I did a search and nothing for this clip came up. BTW, I don't think the clip works for Macs.
  • Review of "Gods and Generals" (kind of long)

    02/20/2003 5:29:43 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 36 replies · 363+ views
    2/20/03 | Me
    Hey y'all. My sister, a big movie fan and Civil War buff, got to go to the world premiere of the Civil War movie Gods and Generals. She said I could post her review, so here it is.... I had the pleasure of attending the World Premiere of this film in DC on the 10th. I was happy to discover that this film is what I would call I genuine movie going experience: one of those rare occasions where you can forget that you're watching film stock with actors and fancy yourself in the world created. I had my suspicions...
  • Open Letter to America from a Canadien (barf)

    08/19/2002 9:43:40 AM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 15 replies · 179+ views
    Dear America: And so it has come to this. Your once-great nation has fallen into madness, an affliction of mass denial that brings shivers up the spines of millions outside your borders. Yours is a sick nation. But most of you carry on as though nothing at all is the matter. Dark, evil operations run rampant in the secret corners of your government institutions. A dubiously constituted government pursues war at will anywhere on earth, discussing nuclear options that become points for cheerful chatter over lunch. Your military and intelligence agencies employ terrorist tactics around the globe even as they...
  • Signs Harvests 60.3 million at Box Office

    08/04/2002 3:57:53 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 52 replies · 759+ views ^ | August 4, 2002 | AP
    Signs Harvests $60.3 Million at Box Office Sunday, August 04, 2002 LOS ANGELES — Signs ran crop circles around the competition to top an unusually strong weekend box office for August. The film, starring Mel Gibson as a farmer who realizes the mysterious patterns marking his fields portend the arrival of visitors from above, raked in $60.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Rest of article here
  • Baby Sitter Charged with Killing Toddle

    07/12/2002 3:20:54 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 16 replies · 3+ views ^ | 7/12/02 | AP
    <p>TAMPA, Fla. — A baby sitter has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly beating a 2-year-old boy to death because he soiled his pants, and a worker with the Florida Department of Children and Families has been charged with falsifying records in the case.</p>
  • Caption time!

    07/05/2002 11:31:02 AM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 23 replies · 432+ views ^ | July 5, 2002 | Me
    Caption this picture of National hot dog eating champ Takeru Kobayashi destroying the competition.
  • Freep this poll

    07/03/2002 12:29:08 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 2 replies · 228+ views ^ | 7/3/02 | Me
    Freep this poll. It deals with the world court. I know that it has a ton of votes and it is the Commie news network so it's probably rigged but you may as well try.
  • Utah Police Want to Question Man (may be related to Elizabeth Smart's disappearance)

    06/08/2002 12:25:32 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 88 replies · 7+ views ^ | 6/8/02 |
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY — Police issued a description Saturday of a man they want for questioning in the abduction of a 14-year-old girl snatched from her bedroom earlier this week.</p> <p>Though he refrained from calling him a suspect, Salt Lake Police Capt. Scott Atkinson said authorities were looking for a white male in his late 30s to 40s with a ruddy complexion, a lined face, a missing front tooth and a red beret. He might have a gold earring.</p>
  • Daniel Pearl's Widow Gives Birth to Son

    05/30/2002 7:13:18 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 7 replies · 161+ views ^ | 5/30/02 |
    <p>NEW YORK — The widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has given birth to a baby boy in Paris.</p> <p>The baby, Adam D. Pearl, was born Tuesday, said Ashley McCown, a Boston-based spokeswoman for the family. The baby and his mother, Mariane Pearl, "are doing fine," McCown said Thursday.</p>
  • Report details SEAL's last stand in Afghanistan

    05/17/2002 7:05:45 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 30 replies · 826+ views ^ | May 17, 2001 |
    <p>A classifed reports estimates that Petty Officer Neil Roberts held off enemy troops for more than 30 minutes.</p> <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Navy SEAL survived a fall from a U.S. helicopter March 4 and fought off enemy fighters for over 30 minutes before being killed at close range when his gun jammed, according to a classified report.</p>
  • Freep this History Channel poll

    04/03/2002 9:11:23 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 37 replies
    History Channel ^ | April, 4 2001 | Me!
  • Cartoon writer on Nightline made me very mad

    11/02/2001 7:58:30 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 33 replies · 343+ views
    Myself | Myself
    I was flipping channels when I stumbled apon Nightline and they were showing a cartoon writer. I believe the name of the cartoon is Boondock. Anyway, he is using his cartoon to blame Reagan on the attacks and say that Bush is using the attacks to push through his agenda and invade our privacy. He also said something like "where was all this patriotism when the Supreme Court appointed Bush?" Anyway, it got me really mad.
  • Any Other teen Freepers?

    10/29/2001 1:28:40 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 98 replies · 1,491+ views
    myself | myself
    Are there any other teen Freepers on here? I'm 14 in case you're wondering.
  • How Do You Retire a Flag?

    10/27/2001 7:13:47 PM PDT · by baseballfanjm · 14 replies · 585+ views
    Me | Me
    I was just wondering, what is the proper, respectful way to retire a damaged flag? Thanks for any info.