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Old September 27th, 2017, 01:46 PM   #81
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maybe the answer is not a different game but, same and if you, as keeper of the game award a victory to the one that picked before the season started and sends a big PLHHHHHHHHT for the guy that watches?

I would seek the PLHHHHHHHT kudos.
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Old September 29th, 2017, 05:36 PM   #82
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I have no idea what you're saying Mark. lol.

Is that row of capital letters supposed to be a raspberry or something?
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Old September 30th, 2017, 05:03 PM   #83
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......I was thinking fart.
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 10:07 AM   #84
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We now have 8 people sharing a piece of the lead, each with 3 out of 4 correct picks thus far, after the Lions beat the Vikings in a 50% Forum Win Confidence.

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Old October 2nd, 2017, 10:08 AM   #85
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On deck: The Carolina Panthers at home. The forum has 60% of players picking them to win this one.

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Old October 2nd, 2017, 02:50 PM   #86
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We now have 8 people sharing a piece of the lead, each with 3 out of 4 correct picks thus far, after the Lions beat the Vikings in a 50% Forum Win Confidence.

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Gonna look at this another way. There's only 5 of us that had us at 3-1 so far!! Congrats to us (so far)!
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Old October 9th, 2017, 11:02 AM   #87
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I've got the Lions losing the next three. Hope I'm wrong.
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Old October 10th, 2017, 11:05 AM   #88
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With the Loss to the Panthers at home, LFIJ, Nick, and Ken share the lead with 4 correct picks.

Next up: Lions at Saints. 33% Win Confidence in this game.

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Old October 10th, 2017, 07:14 PM   #89
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Why were we all so down on NO this week?
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Old October 11th, 2017, 05:29 AM   #90
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^It's an away game. While the Lions have won two away games this year tht hasn't been the case in the past. Given the fact they have already won two away games this year I expect even more they will lose this Sunday and be 3-3. Hopefully I have to work and won't be able to watch the assholes.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 05:01 PM   #91
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Why were we all so down on NO this week?
I have the Lions losing but am also surprised that only 30% think the Lions would win given that the Lions had one of their best games against NO last year.

For me, this game was a tough call, but if the Lions are on the road and facing a good veteran QB then I usually vote against the Lions.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 06:43 PM   #92
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I think I overestimated NO before the season started.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 07:02 AM   #93
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I think I overestimated NO before the season started.
I did also but given Stafford has a hitch in his get along and it is on the road, looks like the stars have aligned.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 07:05 AM   #94
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Yeah, it's definitely going to be tougher now.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 05:20 PM   #95
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Stafford has a "hitch in his get along"? What's that, MM? Is that like a curve in his knob or something?!
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Old October 12th, 2017, 08:52 PM   #96
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A hitch is like a limp, Marko.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #97
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Its fair to say there will be no 3peat.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 09:02 PM   #98
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Hitch has for a long time referred to making a jerking movement, from which the OED has

A limp, a hobble; an interference in a horse's pace.
1664 G. Etherege Comical Revenge i. iii. 9, "I will as soon undertake to reclaim A Horse from a hitch he has learn'd in his pace."
Getalong is obviously enough derived from get along. Nowadays, get along is more commonly used in the sense of coexisting cooperatively or at least peacefully, but here get in the sense of to succeed in coming or going, to bring oneself, which the OED has from 1768; Git Along, Little Dogies per exemple. Using getalong as a noun to refer to the wherewithal (mental or physical) to move oneself follows.

Giddyup is a variation of giddap, which the OED considers to be a colloquial form of get up. I might humbly suggest, however, that it is at least influenced by gee up; gee as a command to make a horse or other draft animal move forward or faster or to the right is attested in the OED from 1628, and gee up / gee hup / jee up from 1734.

But when the combined hitch in my getalong or hitch in my giddyup were first used is hard to say. They could have been in colloquial use in parts of the country from the early 19th century, but would not necessarily have made it into print until much later. Searches on the Corpus of Historical American English turn up no trace of giddap, giddyap, or giddyup at all before 1900; Google Books can't find giddap before 1867. (Gee-up is found in British and American sources alike from the 18th century.)

Among speakers of the dialect, it would have started as a simple compositional statement, and it's possible that the expression qua expression is an artifact of public interest in Western culture from the 1880s onwards— Western novels and Wild West shows and the like— that peaked well after the closing of the frontier in 1890. Other cowboy terms like ruckus and bunko also start to appear in print only in the late 19th century. Giddyap, etc. may have been introduced first as eye-dialect, representing giddap in a Texas accent. But it's also possible that the formulation originated in entertainment media as an affectation. Searches on the exact phrase in Google Books turn up only very recent results, from the 1990s onwards.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 01:32 AM   #99
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Thanks very much for the explanations. Never heard that before.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 01:33 AM   #100
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Yes Chuck. You suck!
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