| Political Talk|| Single payer plan abandoned in Vermont - TigerintheNO on 12/17/14 at 6:00 pm|
[quote]Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded health care system.
Going forward with a project four years in the making would require tax increa...
| More Sports Board|| Goodell on hot seat as investigators search NFL employees email&phone records - TigerintheNO on 12/17/14 at 1:58 pm|
[quote]Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
| O-T Lounge|| Are millennials too spoiled for the workforce? - TigerintheNO on 12/10/14 at 8:44 am|
[quote]The economic recovery has not been kind to millennials. They make less money than previous generations did, they're more likely to be unemployed and they're burning through cash without saving much of it.
Now comes more evidence that the economic odds are stacked against them: Many corpora...
| More Sports Board|| MLB Golden Era panel elects no one to HOF - TigerintheNO on 12/8/14 at 2:25 pm|
[quote]Allen and Tony Oliva both missed election by one vote, earning 11 votes from the 16-member panel.
Kaat received 10 votes and Minoso eight.
Allen certainly had the best sheer statistics among the 10 candidates on the Golden Era ballot for the Hall of Fame, but could not garner the 12 vot...
| More Sports Board|| Big 10 informs schools one bowl eligible team might be staying home - TigerintheNO on 12/5/14 at 6:45 pm|
[quote]Currently, there are 80 teams that have clinched bowl eligibility and only 76 spots. A few teams won’t make the cut and the Big Ten made sure to inform its members that it will not “interfere or influence” with the bowl contracts certain games have with other leagues.
"The conference will ...
| Tiger Rant|| Miles would be a fool to take the Michigan job - TigerintheNO on 12/5/14 at 8:42 am|
[quote]Les Miles would be a fool to take the Michigan job. And regardless of what you think about the LSU head coach's grass consumption, hat placement or time-clock management issues, the man is no fool.
You don't run an operation as vast as LSU football without a keen understanding of business op...
| More Sports Board|| 2012 NFL Draft busts - TigerintheNO on 12/1/14 at 4:45 pm|
In the 2012 NFL Draft only 2 of the top 7 picks will be starting for the team that drafted them.
#2 RGIII benched & likely done in Washington
#3 TRichardson traded by Cleveland
#5 Blackmon DNP
#6 Mo Claiborne benched
#7 Barron traded by Tampa...
| Tiger Rant|| Consecutive NCAA Bowl Appearances - TigerintheNO on 11/28/14 at 7:18 pm|
[link=(http://mcubed.net/ncaaf/bowls/strkcapp.shtml)]Consecutive Bowl Games[/link]
[b]#2 VA Tech 21 consecutive years[/b]
VA Tech (5-6) must win tonight to keep their streak active.
LSU (15 consecutive years) would move into the the Top 5.
| Political Talk|| Judge rules Illinois pension overhaul unconstitutional - TigerintheNO on 11/21/14 at 4:53 pm|
[quote]An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates the state constitution, deciding in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the landmark overhaul.
The overhaul had been approved by lawmakers and Democratic ...
| Political Talk|| US Army says the word Negro is now an acceptable term for black servicemen - TigerintheNO on 11/6/14 at 8:45 am|
[quote] A newly published U.S. Army regulation says a service member can be referred to as a "Negro" when describing "black or African American" personnel. The Army confirmed the language is contained in the October 22 "Army Command Policy," known as regulation AR 600-20. The regulation is periodica...
| SEC Rant|| Next year in Tiger Stadium 11/14/15, does Bielema catch up to Miles - TigerintheNO on 11/3/14 at 3:07 pm|
Currently Bielema has 13 SEC losses, while Miles has 22. He will check him soon, next season?...
| More Sports Board|| Looking @ the Big 12 OOC Power 5 wins, thankfully the Big Ten still counts - TigerintheNO on 10/30/14 at 9:51 am|
Looking at the Big 12's OOC games against the power 5 conferences- Aside from the Big 10, I think the conferences only win is against Tennessee
TTech- blow out loss @home to Arkanas (a team that has lost their last 16 SEC games)
Baylor- none (Northwestern State or Buffalo is their best OOC oppo...
| More Sports Board|| If the Giants win the series, Bochy punches his ticket to Cooperstown? - TigerintheNO on 10/18/14 at 1:00 pm|
3 WS rings
.501 winning%, 8 games above .500
All time leader for the Padres in wins & losses...
| Political Talk|| Mary Landrieu replaces campaign manager - TigerintheNO on 10/8/14 at 6:58 pm|
[quote]Facing the toughest battle of her political career, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is replacing her campaign manager and bringing in experienced hands from her previous three successful Senate runs to help with the final push for the Nov. 4th open primary.
Campaign staffers confirmed the chang...
| More Sports Board|| NFL rules hit on Foles legal, no flag or ejection should have occurred - TigerintheNO on 9/26/14 at 8:41 am|
[quote]"Baker didn't do anything wrong with that hit," Vincent said. "When you look at the rule, he didn't do anything illegal. People can say it's a cheap shot and y...
| More Sports Board|| Twins Phil Hughes lost half million because of rain delay - TigerintheNO on 9/24/14 at 7:55 pm|
Hughes would have received $500K if he pitched 210 innings this season. He was on the bump with 209 2/3 innings when today's game was hit with a 66 minute rain delay. Atleast he got the win....
| More Sports Board|| Simmons goes off on profane rant on Goodell, dares anyone to challenge him - TigerintheNO on 9/23/14 at 2:00 pm|
[quote]“I really hope somebody calls me or emails me and says I’m in trouble for anything I say about Roger Goodell, because if one person says that to me, I’m going public. You leave me alone. The commissioner’s a liar and I get to talk about that on my podcast. Thank you."[/quote]
that was in r...
| More Sports Board|| The Orange Bowl is now the Cap One Bowl, & the Cap One Bowl is now the BWWCitrus - TigerintheNO on 9/22/14 at 10:13 am|
Looks like 4 of the big 6 New Year's Day Bowl games are changing sponsors. Rose, Orange, Fiesta, & Cap One have been dropped by their sponsors....
| O-T Lounge|| Canadian/US jets intercept 8 russian aircraft attempting to enter US airspace - TigerintheNO on 9/19/14 at 8:12 pm|
[quote]Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.
Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman f...
| More Sports Board|| MLB suspends Joe West for one game/ physical contact with a player - TigerintheNO on 9/17/14 at 5:10 pm|
"Joe West handled himself appropriately in ejecting Papelbon after the player's lewd gesture to the fans," Torre said in a statement. "I fully understand that Joe was reacting to a player who was acting aggressively, and can understand his frustration with the situation.
"However, Joe knows that...