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  • BigWerm
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    #2257482

    And speaking of Pearl, anyone have any ideas how far in advance you have to book tickets to see it? Is this like a Washington DC thing where entrance to the best tours is booked up a year in advance?

    A few months was plenty for us, I want to say we booked in November and there was still plenty of options but there were a few sold out. You will want to book the USS Arizona AND the USS Missouri tours for the full experience. We only did the Arizona, which comes with access to the Pearl Harbor Memorial, but I wish we would have done the Missouri as well. Very solemn and somber place.

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    #2257442

    Who wants to bet Caleb Williams will NOT be the best QB in this draft?

    I’d need some serious odds to take that bet. He’s most likely going to Chicago, which has never developed a QB and the Windy City is a terrible place to throw the ball for half the season. Chicago has questionable WR’s beyond DJ Moore and no established RB or running game. There are like 6 other QB’s being talked about going in the first round or 2, so the statistical odds are against him. And those other QB’s are likely to land in a far better situation than Chicago.

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    #2257422

    I personally think the reason the Bears haven’t done anything with Fields is that they’re the ones pumping up the “market” for him, that likely doesn’t exist. He will get traded, but it’s going to be for peanuts

    I agree, the Fields market is slim to none, especially if Arthur Blank wants Kirk. Also, Fields agent would have to be a complete moron to post a video of Fields jumping around and someone saying in the background “you’re going home!” (he’s from Georgia) accidentally. That was 100% to try and draw out any other teams possibly interested.

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    #2257419

    Baypoint and/or Colville open? I’d assume so, but haven’t seen anything.

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    #2257403

    I see so many kids give up sports in 5th-6th grade because it gets so serious so young.

    The funny/sad thing is very rarely are the best kids in 5th-8th grade the best players in HS and College. Typically the best kids in middle school are the ones who hit puberty early, and by HS everyone else has caught up and passed them.

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    #2257377

    Sorry to hear that Jimmy! Health Insurance here is an absolute embarrassment, and these types of stories are all to common and terrible. Hope you get a quick resolution!

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    #2257370

    I have long wanted to go, but I hate, hate, HATE over-tourism and it has gotten so much worse in the past 5 years at so many places that were awful to begin with. Is there a sweet spot in Hawaii or are the tourist hordes so bad year around that it’s a no-go?

    I think your best bet is to go to one of the smaller islands. We just got back from Oahu and Waikiki was always busy, always. There were a few spots we found that were not super busy up island (NW and East sides), but that was the exception, not the norm. North Shore was crazy busy both days we went there, which might have been worse due to the surf contest going on, but multiple locals said it’s pretty standard to spend an hour going 10 miles.

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    #2257367

    I’m usually pretty committed to waiting until Memorial Day to plant, but feel like this year could be a month+ earlier and be alright…

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    #2257356

    I could see Minnetonka vs Wayzata in the class AA state final.

    Gim I think you need to stick to weather forecasts bud! jester Just kidding! They should really consider putting the section finals on Bally’s or Fox+ or something because they have been epic for quite a few years now! I hope Edina and Chan are #1 and #2 seeds, so they don’t meet until the finals. Those Tonka kids are going to relive/regret that game forever! Not that they played poorly, but such an incredible amount of talent on one team, and didn’t even make it to state.

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    #2257143

    Kind of proves my point that trump is largely to blame for the border crisis. It began going exponential DURING his term. Biden hasn’t helped.

    rotflol rotflol rotflol rotflol rotflol Yes if you ignore the EO’s and actions taken by all involved parties, along with the actual numbers. Totally (dis)proves it bud!!! Can’t really argue with derangement I guess…

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    #2257130

    I know that charts are hard but if you look, with exception of the Title 42 rule for covid in 2020, every year under trump the numbers increased. Of course you failed to mention that encounters more than doubled from 2018 to 2019.

    Here’s the numbers before, during and after Trumps term, as apparently charts are hard..for you: 2013 420k, 2014 486k, 2015 335k, 2016 415k, then Trump takes office 2017 310k, 2018 404k, 2019 859k, 2020 405k. Biden took office in 2021 immediately reversed Trumps EO’s and the numbers jumped to 1.6M in 2021 and 2.2M in 2022. If you took out the outlier year in 2019, Trump’s average would be less than before or after his term, but go on with your bad self. Just out of curiosity have you found the pangolin or bat that started Covid? Or are you accepting the lab leak theory as most likely now?

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    #2257121

    We have friends whose son went to Breakaway Academy, and daughter is in high level competitive dance. Not only do they do 1 sport year round, they travel the globe to do so. Summers are spent in rinks in Winnipeg and Chicago, and dance contests in Denver and Austin. Even on the off chance they end up getting full ride scholarships, they will be money behind as they likely spend in the 10’s of thousands per year. Plus their kids don’t have great friends from the neighborhood or school as they have switched schools for their activities, and practice or travel all the time.

    As for my boys, they are just starting to get to organized sport age, and I hope they play as many sports as they like for as long as possible. And unless something truly unique comes up, I will be actively advocating against year round specialization.

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    #2257109

    And you don’t see the problem with that?

    Hold on here Gill, you started by implying CM was high when he said the border could be done by EO. Now 2 posts by you later, you acknowledge it can be done by EO, and just that it shouldn’t be. Well governing by EO is a significant issue, but that is separate from what is being discussed here. Apparently mentioning Trump and Rogan in one thread has triggered you beyond reasonable logic. Go back, reread your posts here, see how you contradict yourself in 3 posts, and then decide whether you want to pivot or just quit.

    BTW here’s the border encounters stats, highest under Trump was 859k, since Biden’s been in office it’s gone up to 1.6M and 2.2M. Not sure where you’re trying to go there bud.

    http://www.statista.com/statistics/329256/alien-apprehensions-registered-by-the-us-border-patrol/

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    #2256889

    My prediction that comes true every year, many out of towners driving the wrong way on one way roads in St Paul!!!

    Are you sure they aren’t just avoiding the craters erhm potholes?

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    #2256887

    Looking for some feed back.

    Pellet grills are easy bake ovens for adult men, and you can get more smoke flavor from an A’Mazen Tube. Maybe you can get one in pink like a legit Easy Bake oven! That’s my feedback. chased rotflol jester rotflol

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    #2256885

    I follow multiple different weather dudes,

    Not sure why, IDO resident meteorologist Gim “Belle” Ruis is all I need! rotflol rotflol I’m laughing because it’s true!

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    #2256878

    Any updates on how far the river is open?

    The Dutchman just posted an updated. Open water at Franz, just would need to slide down the landing and across quite a bit of shore ice. Still locked up east and west of Frontier. Forecast looks pretty good for the forseeable future, so I’d bet we are looking at fishing the Rainy by mid-March.

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    #2256872

    The Skippers have 9 division 1 recruits

    Just went through their roster and looks like vast majority played Bantams for Minnetonka. 2 came from out of state AAA and 4 or 5 played Bantams for Chaska/Chanhassen

    I believe Chan has 3 or 4 D1 guys as well, and a couple of those D1 guys at Tonka were Chan kids. Braemar is going to be filled to the rafters for that one!

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    #2256851

    Can someone spell his name out phonetically? I’ve just been going with Kuznetsov, cuz that’s kinda close and I haven’t heard anyone actually say it confidently and correctly rotflol

    BigWerm
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    #2256807

    Good point Bucky, and it is still run by the MSHSL, so we should just be thankful they haven’t messed it up…yet!

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    #2256796

    Park Pointe Marina Inn has plenty of parking space, and should be relatively safe. Probably not the cheapest place, but reasonable.

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    #2256795

    There is also Edina V Wayzata and Centennial V Maple grove and Andover V. Grand rapids. All 4 of those games will probably be better then the first AA state games.

    Yeah, and non-top 20 Lakeville South vs Rochester Century/John Marshall in 1AA and unranked Cretin vs #15 St Thomas Academy in 3AA. In my theoretical seeded 6 metro AA sections, it would be #1 seeds: Tonka, Wayzata, Edina, Benilde, Chan, Shakopee. #2 Seeds Hill-Murray, Maple Grove, Rogers, EP, Andover, Eastview. #3 seeds Rosemount, Centennial, STA, WBL, Stillwater, Lakeville South. Still would have great section tourney’s but also the opportunity for the best of the best to make it to the big stage.

    BigWerm
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    #2256785

    We’re actually going to spend 3 nights in Oahu

    I’d recommend Duke’s in the Outrigger Waikiki, especially if you are there on a Thursday night, their prime rib buffet was excellent!

    I also recommend getting an audio guide that you download onto your phone and listen to via bluetooth on your rental car.

    This is great advice too! We found out about these at the end of our trip, so we didn’t do it but I did check out the app someone recommended, Shaka. Only $20 and tells you about all the places to see, and you can choose to stop or keep going and it’s integrated with GPS.

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    #2256763

    How Roseau, for example, is in the same class as Minnetonka, EP, Blaine, etc is crazy to me.

    Roseau opted up, they could go back to A if they’d like. Guess they’d rather lose to St. Cloud or Moorhead than Warroad! whistling jester

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    #2256757

    Fingers crossed that Chanhassen brings their A-game to the ice tomorrow. They’re looking to bounce back from a 2-3 defeat against Minnetonka on December 7th.

    Chan-Tonka might be the real championship game. They should consider seeding the metro sections from top to bottom to allow more of the top teams to make state. The top 6 ranked AA teams are in 2 sections this year, while sections 1-6 are predominantly metro teams. Either way, still love tourney time!

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    #2256747

    I’m no help on Maui, but we did just get back from Oahu. Bring a few pair of good walking shoes, we didn’t do any specific hikes, but were still putting on 15-25k steps a day. Eat all the Ahi, we had Poke Bowls for lunch nearly every day which was relatively affordable, and so fresh it was awesome everywhere.

    Maui and Oahu are fairly close in size, so you will be able to cover the whole island in a fairly short drive (traffic permitting). Find out the traffic patterns and drive the opposite, getting stuck in traffic meant an hour to go like 6 miles at times. We drove the entire coastline, and there’s tons of cool random stops along the way. They also have bathrooms at nearly every beach, and lots have water stations as well. Find a Malasada’s (a type of donut) place for breakfast at least once. Nothing is cheap, but getting away from the touristy areas will result in more reasonably priced restaurants. Get the Kalua and Lau Lau pig at least once, basically different versions of pulled pork. Mai Tai’s are great, but I preferred Rye Tai’s, same thing just with Rye Bourbon instead of rum.

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    #2256608

    Deleted. I liked TSwoboda’s reply better than this one. -)

    BigWerm
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    #2256565

    Just google joe pohlad and there are tons of articles about what he said on WCCO.

    Thanks! Joe is off to a great start, first the terrible uni’s last year, decreasing payroll after a playoff run, and now this. Maybe silver spooning billion dollar franchises from one generation to the next, isn’t the best idea…

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    #2256550

    the current Pohlad cheapskate scandal, is that now the media is finally torching them.

    What scandal? And what media? Gleeman didn’t write about it that I could find.

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    #2256546

    BASS tourneys are popular because they are a spectator sport, and have a huge following. I think FFS will negatively impact that, so I see some sort of change coming soon. Recreational angling is awesome, imo, because it is relaxing, nothing about watching FFS looks relaxing. I don’t think it should be illegal, but there are limiting factors outside of legality. I’ll likely get it on my next boat, but doubt I’ll be staring at it all day.

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