The California Thread

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Knave, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    You should take a peek at the RSL v LAFC game right now.
     
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  2. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    The orange ball needs to have an internal light to show up better
     
  3. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    It’s rad on some of the shots field level where you can barely see the players.

    Of course, @Knave probably couldn’t see more than 10’ out his window, if the snow hasn’t already piled up higher than his windows.
     
  4. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I honestly can’t believe this game is being played.
     
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  5. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    The last 10minutes in particular. That the ref still added 8’……..
     
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  6. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was unnecessary in a whiteout blowout.
     
  7. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Forgot to check in yesterday. It's still snowing ... :sleep:
     
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  8. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Holy crap, just watched the highlights. What, was that 6 inches of snow on the pitch at the end?
     
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  9. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Shoulda played it in California all the way

     
  10. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    If it hadn’t been 60F the day before, and heat under the pitch, it would have been close. I got 6-8” at my place in the mtn benches. Wet & heavy 4” on the field.
     
  11. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    Steve Cherundolo is whining about it.
     
  12. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s always the losing team that moans about the weather.
     
  13. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I never hear DC United moan about the weather.
     
  14. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    It makes more sense to blame the coach, players and front office.
     
  15. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like I-80 just reopened (with chain controls still) - I can't remember it being closed for two and a half days continuously before this. During previous storms there would be enough of a break in the snow that they could run the plows through and let cars go through for an hour or two.
     
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  16. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I can remember storms when it was shut down for an extended time like the last few days. Indeed, I remember worse when 80 was closed in both directions out of Truckee -- and so were 89 and 267. During this storm, 89 stayed open, but 276 did close for a while.

    That said, there seems to have been a shift in how Caltrans operates on 80 in recent years. Basically, they don't reopen the road as readily as they used to. Which makes sense, because whenever they reopen in adverse conditions, cars get stuck or cause accidents, and that just slows down snow removal operations. Better to keep cars off the road and the plows on it.

    For this storm, it appears there was also an unusual circumstance, namely that more than 2/3 of the Caltrans blowers were knocked out of commission with breakdowns. The question that's unanswered is why they had so many breakdowns.

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  17. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I watched a youtube video last night on Donner Pass and it was crazy. They would get a vehicle unstuck, only to have the same vehicle get stuck again a short bit down the road, which they'd pull out, only to have it stick again, etc, etc.
     
  18. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Yep, it's just like in the old wagon train days!

    Anyway, haven't left my house since Thursday. Venturing out this afternoon to go to the hardware to get parts to do a little modification to my snowblower. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A lot of people live in the Donner Lake area these days, just in case anyone is feeling peckish.
     
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