| New Orleans Saints Talk|| To be clear: 3-1, splitting with CAR wins division & 2 seed - Brightside Bengal on 12/3/13 at 1:29 pm|
Some ppl are talking about needing Carolina to lose now if we split.
This is false.
Carolina has 2 conference losses (vs SEA and AZ), we have 1. If we split with Carolina, we will have same overall record, same division record, but better conference record for the tiebreaker....
| More Sports Board|| Great Idea on how to fix NFL overtime - Brightside Bengal on 11/25/13 at 11:27 am|
Had we had 2 ties yesterday, this would be getting more views.
Basically its sudden death, start at the 15, home team always gets the option to receive first.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| The video game offense is back - Brightside Bengal on 11/10/13 at 8:58 pm|
Suck it Dallas....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Dome is loud tonite - Brightside Bengal on 11/10/13 at 8:39 pm|
| Money Talk|| Dodd-Frank will screw consumers - Brightside Bengal on 11/7/13 at 2:51 pm|
I am in my bank (regional nola based bank) training session for Dodd-Frank.
I know the regs were a reaction to protect consumers after 07-08.
It will achieve the opposite. It will be so hard to make consumer loans that most banks will not offer them. They offer little returns vs all the risk...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Will Dallas be the loudest (non-playoff) game of the year? - Brightside Bengal on 11/5/13 at 1:06 pm|
The dome was a tad bit on the weaker side for the Buffalo game, but I think with the Sunday night start, and the fact that everyone pretty universally hates dallas, it will be very very loud.
They should send that lame-o Guiness records guy to get a reading on this game. Won't have to artificial...
| O-T Lounge|| Heads up to drivers on Carrolton Ave near Earhart in NOLA - Brightside Bengal on 10/29/13 at 4:39 pm|
Second time in 3 days a woman was targeted and Carjacked in about a 6 block stretch of Carrollton that is highly trafficked by folks of all demos in NOLA (not just people in the hood).
| O-T Lounge|| The annual "My Wife/GF is going to the MOM's Ball" Thread - Brightside Bengal on 10/21/13 at 1:36 pm|
Every year some poor sap posts about his wife/gf wanting to go or planning to go to the MOM's Halloween Ball in NOLA.
As the ball is this weekend, let's share stories / advice for these gentlemen about the BBC/orgies/stange dick that their ladies will be partaking in this year. ...
| O-T Lounge|| U-Club Baton Rouge: How tough is it? - Brightside Bengal on 10/15/13 at 11:34 am|
Played the U-Club from the scratch tees (7200 yds) on Friday. It was the first time I had played there since about 2006 when I actually worked there during college, so I hadn't played it since the renovations.
Well the course kicked my ass, and I shot mid 90's.
One of the members actually tol...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Any bars in NOLA with generators? - Brightside Bengal on 10/4/13 at 1:03 pm|
If the worst were to happen and we are without power sunday, does anyone know of any bars that can go full go with their own generator(s)?...
| More Sports Board|| OFFICIAL NFL Bet Thread Week 5 - Brightside Bengal on 10/3/13 at 4:04 pm|
Taking KC -3 vs The Fighting Fitzpatricks (formerly the Titans)
Taking Saints/Bears over 48.5. seems low for 2 real good offenses so far. Bears D is down this year. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Massive Iphone problems? - Brightside Bengal on 9/30/13 at 9:11 am|
Starting Saturday and continuing through now, myself and all of my friends that have Iphones are having problems sending and receiving texts. It is across all generations (4S, 5, 5S) and both people who have updated to IOS 7 and those who have not updated.
Its especially apparrent in group texts...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU -17.5 vs AUB, Who ya got? - Brightside Bengal on 9/16/13 at 1:50 pm|
I don't really know if Auburn is competent this year or not, so I'm hesitant to take such a big number. Will wait to see if it goes down....
| More Sports Board|| Article about NFL Margin of Victory over weak opponnents - Brightside Bengal on 9/16/13 at 12:23 pm|
I remember reading an article last year about how Superbowl teams typically performed against weaker opponents. Basically the article said that there was more of a correlation between beating bad teams by alot than beating the really tough teams in reg season in predicting super bowl teams. It ma...
| O-T Lounge|| American Horror Story 3 to feature NOLA Haunted Legends LaLaurie and Laveau - Brightside Bengal on 9/10/13 at 11:16 am|
[link=(http://www.prairieghosts.com/lalaurie.html)]LINK to site with a bit more detailed history[/link]
The LaLaurie legend is IMO the most disturbing haunted story in the city. It is l...
| O-T Lounge|| So are minors in possesion getting arrested on campus? - Brightside Bengal on 9/7/13 at 5:38 pm|
Im pretty sure the tweets were hoaxes, but i figured id check with the OT elders anyway....
| O-T Lounge|| Best spots in Tampa for bachelor party - Brightside Bengal on 9/5/13 at 8:17 pm|
Headed there in March.
I already know about Mons Venus.
What else should we focus on?...
| O-T Lounge|| Best site/app for free golf handicap tracking? - Brightside Bengal on 9/3/13 at 4:40 pm|
I've tried four or five sites / apps now and all of them have issues. These include yahoo, thegrint.com, diablo golf,golf digest, etc. Most of the places ive found will let you enter 5 free rounds, then force you to upgrade to the premium service.
I'm entering all the info myself, so theres no ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Is anyone else scared of how bad we could be on D again? - Brightside Bengal on 8/30/13 at 9:50 am|
I know we are supposed to believe that with Rob Ryan, Vaccaro,and now wilson / galette starting, we are supposed to be an improved defense.
But the bottom line is that we have the same defensive players as last year, just a year older (and now with even less depth). I don't know how I'm supposed...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone noticed Entergy fuel surcharge way higher this year? - Brightside Bengal on 8/8/13 at 12:49 pm|
Took a look at my June bill compared to June '12. These were the fuel costs:
'12 - $0.028138 / kWh
'13 - $0.04062 / kWh
Took a look at Diesel prices (I assume this is the main fuel for the generators), it was certainly not up 44%. I read on Entergy's website that costs should have been sli...
| O-T Lounge|| ultimate LOL at NOLA court system....Carjacker was 2011 Bourbon Street Shooter - Brightside Bengal on 8/8/13 at 9:57 am|
I knew the court system was royally fricked, but I never realized how laughable it is until now.
One of the carjackers was the shooter from the 2011 Halloween Bourbon Street murder. That case: dismissed. Another carjacking he committed in 2009: dismissed. Carrying contraband (a shank) in jail ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Do yourself a favor and watch "One flew over the Cuckoo's nest" - Brightside Bengal on 8/6/13 at 10:57 am|
For some reason I was under the assumption this was a movie about gay dudes (maybe I confused it with the Birdcage), but it is an awesome film. I thought I had watched every one of the great films of past decades in college, but somehow I missed this one. There are some really laugh out loud momen...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone remember the old indycar race in downtown NOLA? - Brightside Bengal on 8/2/13 at 4:18 pm|
I could swear I remember this from my childhood around the early 90's. I remember being in my aunts office bulding downtown and watching some kind of auto race below that they closed the streets around the dome to host.
Does anyone remember this and/or know the name or even a link about this?...
| O-T Lounge|| Bahamas for Bachelor Party? - Brightside Bengal on 8/1/13 at 2:57 pm|
Doing a little recon for an upcoming bachelor party. Tampa and Vegas are our considerations so far, but Bahamas sounds awesome. Flights to Bahamas are $388 for the weekend we might go, and I'm pretty sure Bahamas would be cheaper than both Vegas or Tampa once we get there. We did Vegas for the la...
| O-T Lounge|| Reason for Uverse TV not available in NOLA - Brightside Bengal on 7/23/13 at 2:48 pm|
My understanding is that Uverse TV is not available anywhere in Orleans Parish due to a contractual dispute with the city. In other words, the technology is ready to go but an agreement with city hall hasn't been made to flip the switch.
Does anyone have any details or insight into this? I cou...
| O-T Lounge|| Eight People Held Captive in Houston Home, Some for up to 10 Years - Brightside Bengal on 7/19/13 at 12:17 pm|
via CNN.com homepage...
| Money Talk|| Question About Flood Insurance Rate Hikes - Brightside Bengal on 7/16/13 at 6:27 pm|
I just watched an editorial by Clancy Dubose about the Congressional meetings today to delay the rate hikes. My question is not really about the timing or politics of the rate hikes.
Mr. Dubose said that the rate hikes came about after Congress voted to force the flood insurance program to becom...
| O-T Lounge|| NOLA Running of the Bulls 2013 - Brightside Bengal on 7/9/13 at 10:29 am|
Has anyone signed up yet now that they are requiring $10 registration to get into the festival at Sugar Mill?...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone played Bartholomew golf course in NOLA lately? - Brightside Bengal on 6/27/13 at 1:47 pm|
Played it once last fall, would play it again if its in decent shape.
Anybody been lately?...
| O-T Lounge|| Weird moments of relaxation - Brightside Bengal on 6/24/13 at 1:11 pm|
I remember reading either on the OT or Reddit about something that I've experienced before but never knew had a scientific name.
Its a moment when some kind of action causes you to become really relaxed and kind of have a moment of equilibrium. I know I experienced it in elementary school when t...