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  • 03/19/2013, 12:26PM ET

Most unexpected impressive performers in the past 12 months

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1. Green..
Dropping 43 points against a red hot Miami..
I remember when they traded him for Perkins, I was like nooooooo!
Little did I know he was a beautiful beautiful butterfly in an average cocoon..
I tip my hat to celts gm.. He knows his basketball..
Green looks like a steal now..

2. Wilson.. Seattle..
We all knew luck and rg3 were going to be beautiful beautiful butterflies..
But raise your hand if you thought Wilson would slam Matt flin to the bench!
Wilson looked unbelievable in the play offs..
It almost looked like he had been in the pros for 5 years..

3. Dickey..
I always thought we would see the cubs win the World Series before we saw a knuckleballer win the cy young..
It's the ultimate Cinderella story..

4. Carlos berlocq..
Tennis..
Only player to beat a red hot nadal, so far this year..
And it was on clay no less..
It's a story he can tell his grand kids for decades..
And his grand kids will still think he's crazy..

5. Gareth bale..
Yeah we knew he was good..
But no one knew he was capable of putting his team on his back via Cristiano Ronaldo style..
Bale is giving out spankings..


I will abide by the 20% Euro-trash rule as per comment #1.

1. Juan Manual Marquez: He walk-off K.O'd Manny Pacquiao. A shot so devastating that the ref didn't even bother counting. Manny (ranked by many at the time as #1 pound-for-pounder) lay face down on the canvas for minutes. AND Marquez is 5 yrs older and fights in a smaller weight class than Manny. Incredible.

2. Andy Murray: Olympic Gold...in front of his home crowd...over Roger Federer. And despite the enormous historical pressure, he destroyed Federer in straight sets: 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. How is this huge UK sports moment not on your list, Froggie?

3. James Harden: Yes, we expected his numbers to increase in his new role. But you're a liar if you claim you knew Harden would notch it up to THAT level - and sustain it for so long. Forget Green's single game performance.

4. Dickey: Good answer. I agree.

5. Jonathan Quick: When Gretzky was traded to L.A in '88, many thought a Cup would follow. Well, better late than never. Quick's incredible MVP playoff perfomance helped take a relative longshot team through 4 grueling rounds and raise the Cup.


Best O' Luck, Froggie.

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March 19, 2013  03:49 PM ET
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2 out of 5 are Euro-trash choices.40% is too much. You need to limit your Euro-trash output to 20% or less.

I was thinking same thing. IF I HAVE TO LOOK UP WHO THE HELL THE PEOPLE ARE...then evidently I was not to impressed with them to begin with............

March 19, 2013  05:11 PM ET
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I was thinking same thing. IF I HAVE TO LOOK UP WHO THE HELL THE PEOPLE ARE...then evidently I was not to impressed with them to begin with............

THIS!!!

March 19, 2013  06:08 PM ET

Everyone knew Mike Trout was a great prospect, but who thought he would put up the numbers he did (as well as the defense)?

Peyton Manning was written off by many, and almost no one thought he would be BETTER than before the injury.

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March 19, 2013  06:26 PM ET

KO of Pacquiao....leaning right.....

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March 19, 2013  06:31 PM ET
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Everyone knew Mike Trout was a great prospect, but who thought he would put up the numbers he did (as well as the defense)?Peyton Manning was written off by many, and almost no one thought he would be BETTER than before the injury.

I like those 2. Good call.

March 19, 2013  08:01 PM ET
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No AP. No vote.

This is more of a UPI crowd.

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March 20, 2013  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

2 out of 5 are Euro-trash choices.40% is too much. You need to limit your Euro-trash output to 20% or less.

And in his last TD Froggie said he was FINNALY withe the program. I guess that didn't last long!!!

March 20, 2013  01:18 PM ET
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This is more of a UPI crowd.

HAHAHA!!!

March 20, 2013  01:19 PM ET
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According to DJ, AP was only going to be a shell of his former self since knee injuries ALWAYS take at least 12 months to heal.

If DJ said it then it was probably wrong....

March 20, 2013  02:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Everyone knew Mike Trout was a great prospect, but who thought he would put up the numbers he did (as well as the defense)?Peyton Manning was written off by many, and almost no one thought he would be BETTER than before the injury.

This

March 20, 2013  02:03 PM ET
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This is more of a UPI crowd.

Actually, a Couch Coach Crowd..............LOL

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March 20, 2013  03:32 PM ET
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Actually, what I said was that it typically takes 2 years before a RB is back to 100% effectiveness. He was the exception, not the rule when it comes to serious injuries like the one he sustained.

Eazy to say NOW (after the fact).... 8^D

 
March 20, 2013  03:33 PM ET
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Why did this end in a draw?

Yoda showing HCF pitty is my guess...

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