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Post by pilotdad1 on Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:24 pm

Just wanted to let the PN faithful know that on Tuesday, Ryan will be heading to Germany to begin his third pro season. He will be living in Trier playing for the Gladiator Trier in the Pro A league.
After living in Palma last year it would be logical to think that anywhere else is a distant second but Ryan is very excited to experience one of Germany's oldest cities.

When I find a stream for the games I will post it for those like DD and Geez who have nothing but time and can get up at ungodly hours to watch a game.
Heck at their age it probably fits into their "nature calls" routine. Very Happy


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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:51 pm

I hope he has fun with the new team.

I don't normally go to bed until 3:00AM, so my problem would be getting up early enough.

The rest of pilot Nation could watch on the boss's dime.

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by wrv on Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:30 pm

Karl Marx called Trier home. Ryan can stop by the place and contemplate the false consciousness Marx argued religion was--the opium of the masses--and learn a little about working conditions during the industrial revolution and, ah, communism and the vanguard of the proletariate. I do not think it will affect his shot.

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by up7587 on Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:53 pm

Or he can study up on the writings of St. Ambrose, born in Trier.

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:28 pm

up7587 wrote:Or he can study up on the writings of St. Ambrose, born in Trier.


St. Jerome hung out there, too. He noted their language was similar to the Galatian Celtic of Asia Minor.

Julius Caesar didn't think much of the place, chiding the locals for "Gallic Sloth'


Sounds like my kind of place.


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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:33 pm

wrv wrote:Karl Marx called Trier home. Ryan can stop by the place and contemplate the false consciousness Marx argued religion was--the opium of the masses--and learn a little about working conditions during the industrial revolution and, ah, communism and the vanguard of the proletariate. I do not think it will affect his shot.


Ryan can probably get more out of Charley's writings for the NY Tribune.( ghost written by Engels, for the most part)

https://libcom.org/files/Marx%20-%20Dispatches%20for%20the%20New%20York%20Tribune.pdf

The trib was the leading Republican newspaper in the country back then. ( back when it was the party of Lincoln)


Horace Geeley and all that.


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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:25 pm

Hahaha, Mrs. DD and I used to live just 30 minutes north of Trier in Bitburg...and I don't remember anything of Marx or Ambrose, but I do remember the wonderful vistas of the Mosel River, the wine, and the many Roman ruins dating back to BC.  Heck, Trier was even the capital of the Roman Empire in the north for hundreds of years.

Mrs. DD gave Kramer a long list of things to see and do when he headed off to Europe and the UK....and I doubt Kramer ever had the time to see or do a most of things on his list because of his basketball commitments, but he did come home with a wonderful wife!!

I'm not saying Ryan should be on the lookout for a wonderful Fraulien, but as a good looking American athlete who likes to get out and explore the German countryside and who likes to drink the great German biers in the Bierpalasts, he could be in high demand..... Cool

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:40 pm

Don't forget Germanicus had a villa there.

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:02 pm

Geezaldinho wrote:Don't forget Germanicus had a villa there.
So does this young lady....

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:44 pm

Does she play basketball?

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by Dean Murdoch on Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:32 pm

You know, some fan forums are just places to piss and moan about this, that, or whatever.

But this one? I now know about St. Jerome and Germanicus and just went on a 20-minute Wikipedia tangent on Roman emperors.

Pilot Nation, a constant learning experience.

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by pilotdad1 on Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:56 pm

WOW! Im impressed, you guys just pulled some great information right there. I know Marx was born in Trier but moved shortly after and also about the Roman influence but the rest? I have some homework to do.

Great insights guys!

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by pilotdad1 on Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:56 pm

wrv wrote:Karl Marx called Trier home. Ryan can stop by the place and contemplate the false consciousness Marx argued religion was--the opium of the masses--and learn a little about working conditions during the industrial revolution and, ah, communism and the vanguard of the proletariate. I do not think it will affect his shot.

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Re: #32 on to the next journey

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:15 pm

Should have mentioned Jerome is known in German as Hieronymus.

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