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College Basketball 2022-23

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Don Ballard, Nov 7, 2022.

  1. IrishCorey

    IrishCorey Well-Known Member

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    Awesome KP! My first grandchild will be here just before March Madness. Her name will be Isabella, but I'm calling her Izzy.
     
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  2. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Kp ever serve on a Carrier? I used to see them across the harbor from NTC. Pretty impressive boats and they were pretty much the only ones that had a dental clinic.
     
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    Terry, I was on 3 carriers. USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV42), USS Eisenhower (CVN69), and USS Coral Sea (CV43) and yes we had Flight Surgeons and a Dentist.
     
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  4. Scott88

    Scott88 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting kp... that's two Coral Sea's for you. :cool:
    Must've been a big change when you got on a Nimitz class...
     
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    kp Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I actually was on the decommissioning crew of the FDR and the Coral Sea and I was on the commissioning crew of the Ike. (Plankowner).
     
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  6. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    what's a plank owner
     
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    kp Well-Known Member

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    Plank owner is a crewmember of a ship at the time of commissioning. Traditionally, A plank owner receives a plank of the ship's deck when the the ship is decommissioned, obviously dates from the times of wooden ships.
     
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    That's great KP!
    My Dad is a plank owner from the USS Talbot DD-114. He tells me he must be really old since she was decommissioned a good while ago.
     
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    kp Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the FDR was decommissioned in 1977. Coral Sea in 1990. So I know the feeling. Hell the Ike was Commissioned in 1977
     
  10. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    So I was on the Battleship Wisconsin, which was in Newport News Navy Yard for tourists...there are no wooden planks on the decks so what do you get?
     
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    I'm not sure. Probably a coin or a certificate. I actually got a coin after the FDR was decommissioned. I think they used the ship's MWR funds to mint a limited edition serialized silver.coin for.all of the crew that made the last cruise.
     
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  12. Don Ballard

    Don Ballard Well-Known Member

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    Michigan State wins over Kentucky tonight in a double OT 86-77 in the State Farm Champions basketball classic.
     
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    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Michigan State looks really good even though they came into the season unranked But they gave #2 rated Gonzaga all they could handle out on the west coast and then they beat #4 rated Kentucky in a great game. Look out Big 10, which looks wide open as they have no teams in the top 10 and only 3 teams in the top 25.
     
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    Kansas beats Duke in the second game of the State Farm Champions game 69-64. First loss for their new coach. We will play Duke on their home court in the ACC challenge game this season.
     
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    Tiki wood plank KP?
     
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    I read that some (don't know who) have picked IU to finish first in the Big 10. I'm somewhat puzzled by that, but what do I know?
     
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    Don Ballard Well-Known Member

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    Big Ten race should be an interesting one this season. Michigan State, Iowa, Michigan Illinois, Indiana, Purdue all are contenders. Winner will have four losses in my opinion.:)
     
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    AJ, yes I think Teak was used on parts of Navy ships decking, or so I've read. I old but not old enough to know from experience.:D
     
  19. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    There was no Tiki or other wood planks on the Battleship Wisconsin when I toured it in fact there wasn't a lot to keep a sailor from going over board, no high railings like you see on cruise ships. Damn scary if you ask me.
     
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    AJ wouldn't know... they never let the jarheads above the bilge tanks...
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    and by the way... the Aggies are ranked for the first time since 2017.
    WOOHOO!!!
     
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