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Old 04-07-2014, 10:11 PM
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Did you all watch the games between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks in Sydney a few weeks back?
Nope. I know you're an Aussie, but I hated that they played regular season ball in AU. Especially for their opening series. I also don't like when the NFL plays in England. Exhibition games, preseason, post World Series - great. I know MLB used to send a bunch of top names over to Japan after the World Series for 5-10 games against Japan teams. But regular season games should be here, in the teams own home ball parks, in front of the fans that root for them day in and day out.

BTW - I got to see my first rugby game in Feb when I visited NZ. Loved it!!
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:03 PM
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Nope. I know you're an Aussie, but I hated that they played regular season ball in AU. Especially for their opening series. I also don't like when the NFL plays in England. Exhibition games, preseason, post World Series - great. I know MLB used to send a bunch of top names over to Japan after the World Series for 5-10 games against Japan teams. But regular season games should be here, in the teams own home ball parks, in front of the fans that root for them day in and day out.

BTW - I got to see my first rugby game in Feb when I visited NZ. Loved it!!
Fair call. I hate it when my football team plays somewhere else. They spent millions converting the SCG into a baseball field, and just last weekend they played a Rugby League match there so the groundsman did very well.

Kiwis are insane about their Rugby Union! In Oz Rugby League has a much bigger following than Rugby Union. I love league, union just bores me. They do a lot more kicking and have scrums/mauls in Union. League is a lot more flowing
These are some NRL highlights from last year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCmIJt38NDs

I will let you know when Rugby League state of origin is on. It is three games between Queensland and New South Wales. They are the biggest league games of the year along with the NRL grand final.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:31 PM
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Australian Rules Football used to be the filler of choice in the earliest days of the ESPN network.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:24 AM
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More snow. More cold. More delays. Grrrrr..........
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:27 PM
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6 customers with freeze damage from yesterday, 3 we turned on (and advised about freezing) and 3 turned on themselves. ANOTHER 2" snow forecast starting tomorrow afternoon, although overnight lows only look to be about 28. I should be used to this after 20+ years in the biz, but I'm not.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:28 AM
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Woke up to a dusting this AM. My service tech had shorts on on Monday.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:52 AM
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We had freezing rain all night, the whole place is covered with ice
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:47 PM
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So. May 11th. Snowing like crazy. 3" so far, 8"-12" predicted at my place, 4"-6" forecast in town. Lows tonight up here are forecast in low 20s, and 28 in town. Hundreds of systems already on. Oh yeah, I love spring time in the Rockies.

I have actually given my two employees waivers for the customer to sign the last few weeks, basically stating it is the customers responsibility to protect and drain the system if they want it started up in April or May. Might not hold up in court, but who knows. It made some customers reschedule until late in the month, not wanting to take responsibility.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:23 PM
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wow, what a pita. Shorts and tank tops today.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:37 PM
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wow, what a pita. Shorts and tank tops today.
Oh, last Monday the 5th it was 80+ degrees and everybody was screaming that their lawn was dying and why was I booked out 14+ days. Almost 80 service calls on Monday, 65 calls on Tuesday and 50 calls on Wednesday. Then this crap rolls in and people start calling about what to do to protect their system.
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