| Tiger Rant|| Perspective -- 22 losses in 8+ yrs - DrEdgeLSU on 9/30/13 at 3:50 pm|
This weekend, LSU lost for just the 22nd time since Les Miles arrived before the 2005 season.
This is the 18th loss to a ranked team, including 12th to a top 10 team.
LSU has played 53 games against ranked teams out of 111.
LSU has a winning record in home, road and neutral games against ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Antoine's tonight - DrEdgeLSU on 7/6/13 at 6:35 pm|
Haven't been in years...recommendations?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Plot continuing moments in movies - DrEdgeLSU on 12/21/12 at 11:51 am|
What are some of your favorite moments in movies where had something simple have been different, the entire movie plot would have ended immediately?
Mine -- first five minutes of Star Wars (Episode IV), when they choose not to blast the escape pod out of the sky. Why so conservative with the las...
| Movie/TV Board|| Just started 24 on Netflix - DrEdgeLSU on 12/20/12 at 6:08 am|
In 4 nights, we have watched 12 episodes.
Are all seasons this engaging? I can't imagine having to wait a week or longer between episodes given the cliffhangers at the end of each episode.
| Tiger Rant|| Bowl Matchups - Ranking Analysis - DrEdgeLSU on 12/3/12 at 3:55 pm|
Because it feels necessary to do so, I decided to take a look at the bowl games. There are three types of bowl games -- games that pit 2 unranked teams against each other, games that pit a ranked team vs an unranked team, and games that pit two ranked teams against each other.
I was interested t...
| Political Talk|| Fed Govt and Powerball - DrEdgeLSU on 11/28/12 at 4:11 pm|
Any truth to the rumor that the fed govt is buying $1 trillion in powerball tickets to guarantee winning the whole $550mm jackpot?...
| Tiger Rant|| One victory in the next 2 games = 6 10-win seasons in 8 years - DrEdgeLSU on 11/19/12 at 10:07 am|
Two victories = 6 11-win seasons in 8 years
| Food and Drink Board|| big green egg question - DrEdgeLSU on 11/16/12 at 10:28 am|
Good people of the food board, I have a question about my [u][i][b]already purchased BGE.[/b][/i][/u]***
I have been cooking on thing pretty steadily since I got it in May. The past few times I have cooked, though, I have had a hard time controlling flames inside the grill. I've done it with ju...
| Tiger Rant|| End of half scoring drives, 2009-current (OFFENSE) - DrEdgeLSU on 11/8/12 at 10:52 am|
Per request, I've done the same analysis for LSU's offense in end of half/game scoring drives. Again, generally speaking, talking about drives that occurred within the last 3 min of a half. I'll list the game, the drive & result, TOP and score afterwards.
[u][b]2009: 4-0 in these games[/b][/u]
| Tiger Rant|| End of half scoring drives, 2009-current (DEFENSE) - DrEdgeLSU on 11/8/12 at 10:04 am|
Did some research into what seems to be a tendency for LSU's defense to give up long scoring drives at the ends of halves. We've seen it a few times this year -- SC, A&M and Bama most notably. Here is a breakdown of drives that occurred, under Chavis, in the last 3:00 of halves. The score in () i...
| Political Talk|| Runoff for Presidential electoral votes - DrEdgeLSU on 11/7/12 at 12:49 pm|
Not that it would matter in this election, but theoretically we could be looking at a closer race with FL outstanding. Something like O-268, R-241, with 29 votes still on the table.
In FL, neither candidate received a majority of the votes. (It's 49.9 to 49.1 or something like that). Why would...
| Political Talk|| Will we ever have a candidate get 500 EVs again? - DrEdgeLSU on 11/7/12 at 8:27 am|
| Political Talk|| Actual statement made in the elevator this morning - DrEdgeLSU on 11/7/12 at 8:20 am|
I work in downtown Dallas, in a relatively large office building. There are many professional organizations here, presumably with gainfully employed people with above-average intelligence. These are the people that elected this President:
MORON #1: I wanted Romney to win so we could have gotte...
| Food and Drink Board|| Fun "date night" restaurant in Dallas - DrEdgeLSU on 11/1/12 at 2:56 pm|
Wife and I get a "date night" for the first time since moving to Dallas in August. What are some fun places to hit? We have two young kids so preferably a place we wouldn't normally go with the kids.
| Political Talk|| Charitable contributions - how would these change if they weren't tax deductible - DrEdgeLSU on 10/26/12 at 9:12 am|
If charitable contributions were not tax deductible, to what degree would they increase/decrease?
This stems from the "government has to make things fair because Jesus said we should help out the poor" thread. Would people be more/less generous if there was no government incentive to do so?...
| Political Talk|| Romney pays a lower tax RATE, says "it's fair" -- question - DrEdgeLSU on 10/18/12 at 2:46 pm|
Why doesn't Romney blast Obama out of the water for this repeated mantra?
Romney paid a lower tax RATE, yes, than many middle-income Americans. Mostly because he didn't have much in the way of ordinary income.
What this comment belies is the fact that he paid 100x more in taxes this year ...
| Tiger Rant|| SI SEC preview - LSU and Bama both 7-1 - DrEdgeLSU on 8/23/12 at 11:55 am|
In the SI preview, they have Bama and LSU at 7-1, with Bama winning head to head. If this is the case, who besides LSU is going to take down Bama?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Sesame seeds on hamburger buns - DrEdgeLSU on 7/12/12 at 12:43 pm|
Anyone have a solid reason for this? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Purchasing individual health insurance plans - DrEdgeLSU on 7/12/12 at 9:04 am|
DISCLAIMER: This is not about Obamacare, democrats, republicans, or George Bush.
We are moving to Texas in a few weeks and my group policy expires 7/31; I won't be on group coverage again for a while.
What is the best way to search for a new plan? Any good websites that aggregate and allo...
| O-T Lounge|| Moving to Dallas - need advice on service providers - DrEdgeLSU on 7/2/12 at 11:17 am|
Moving to Dallas at the end of the month. Found a nice rental property in the N. Dallas area near Richardson.
Any suggestions on cable/internet providers? I know they all suck, which ones suck less?
And a big thanks to everyone who was helpful instead of being an ass....
| Tiger Rant|| How many perfect innings have we had in this SR? - DrEdgeLSU on 6/10/12 at 10:01 pm|
Out of 30 innings, I know the 12th inning of game one was perfect. Any others? Seems like they get 1-2 runners on each inning. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Jones did NOT touch first - DrEdgeLSU on 6/9/12 at 12:46 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| Proud new owner of a big green egg - DrEdgeLSU on 5/3/12 at 5:35 am|
Maiden voyage was awesome:
Grilled the ingredients for homemade salsa
And to top it off -- chocolate chip cookies.
What are must have accessories for the egg (large egg)? What are the best resources out there for tips/info?...
| O-T Lounge|| Why would someone hack into my free Pandora account? - DrEdgeLSU on 4/18/12 at 8:19 am|
Someone has clearly hacked into my free Pandora account, adding channels for artists that I don't listen to...some I've never even heard of.
What could they possibly get out of doing this?...
| O-T Lounge|| Parenting styles survey -- letting your kids run around the neighborhood - DrEdgeLSU on 4/2/12 at 9:05 am|
Two very different styles of parenting are represented by three houses in our neighborhood.
Style A: Completely hands off approach. Mom of five (or six, hard to keep count honestly) with 2nd husband (this is the dad to 3 youngest kids, ages 5, 2 and 1); grandparents also live in basement of this...
| O-T Lounge|| NYC schools ban "loaded" words from tests - DrEdgeLSU on 3/30/12 at 5:37 am|
Can someone point me to a country that isn't as lame as the United States? This is pathetic.
Words like "birthday" or "dinosaur" [i]offend[/i] some people, so let's get them off of standardiz...
| O-T Lounge|| When passing a SMART car... - DrEdgeLSU on 3/5/12 at 9:59 am|
...anyone else get the nearly uncontrollable urge to swerve into them bumper car style, just to see what happens?...
| O-T Lounge|| Following up on a sent email - DrEdgeLSU on 2/28/12 at 9:40 am|
What's the proper waiting time to follow up on an email request of someone?
Situation -- trying to set up a meeting with someone for a trip to Dallas in a few weeks. Exchanged emails to basically say "yes, let's meet" -- last email was from me to the person last Thurs (2/23) and included my avai...
| O-T Lounge|| Is this name for real? online customer service rep - DrEdgeLSU on 1/5/12 at 2:58 pm|
[quote]Dear Customer, Thank you for contacting us. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused. We have placed a reorder for the missing order at no additional cost and send via Next day shipping. Please note that you will receive a new email confirmation for the reorder with delivery schedules. You ...
| Tiger Rant|| Scoring 40 pts -- 2011 vs 2005-2010 - DrEdgeLSU on 12/7/11 at 5:17 am|
From 2005-2010, LSU teams scored 40+ pts in a game a total of 22 times in 79 games.
Of those 22:
Big XII - 1
SEC - 8
ACC - 2
Crap Conferences - 11
Notre Dame - 1
In 2011, LSU scored 40+ points 9 times in 13 games.
5 times against SEC teams, including the East champion
1 time against...