| Tiger Rant|| Pulling Bouman was not nearly CPM's worst call Sunday - Billy Ray Valentine on 6/3/14 at 11:47 am|
It just wasn't.
Leaving him in or pulling him were both logical....esp with a full pen.
The 2 much worse decisions were:
- not going to Broussard in 8th to put out that fire (either after Survance singled or after Grayson grounded out)
- pitching to Survance (best hitter) with 1st base open & ...
| O-T Lounge|| Galaxy S5 cases - Billy Ray Valentine on 5/13/14 at 5:02 pm|
Anyone have any experience with wireless charging cases & bases?
The S5 seems to be a very nice phone, but the flap you need to open to charge will be a PITA.
Any experience with Qi charging cases & the compatible bases (desktop & car)?
Do these really work? Do they charge just as fast?
| Tiger Rant|| what is the solution to schedule inequity? (serious question) - Billy Ray Valentine on 5/1/14 at 1:12 pm|
Miles comment (per DandyDon):
[quote]When commenting on the SEC scheduling, Miles said it did not go as he thinks it should. He said it should be straightforward and fair, but instead there is annual inequity.[/quote]
Does anyone really know how Miles thinks scheduling should go? Has he ever come...
| Movie/TV Board|| watched Big Lebowski for first time last night - Billy Ray Valentine on 4/16/14 at 12:52 pm|
I'm almost 40 & watched Big Lebowski for the first time last night.
The Dude is legit....funny movie.
| O-T Lounge|| laptop recommendation for 13 y/o - Billy Ray Valentine on 11/7/13 at 10:33 am|
thinking about getting my son a laptop for his 13th bday (currently uses the home PC for school stuff & his mini iPad for internet)
My goal is that the laptop becomes useful for his schoolwork and he can put some games on it.
I.e. (at that age)....Mac vs Microsoft?
| O-T Lounge|| racial profiling responsibly - Billy Ray Valentine on 8/30/13 at 4:00 pm|
As a parent in today's society, is it irresponsible not to teach your children to responsibly racially profile?
Should you assume that it takes care of itself through their own experiences?
I grew up in inner city NOLA, so it pretty much developed on it's own. But my kids are growing up in wh...
| More Sports Board|| OU-TCU (game time???) - Billy Ray Valentine on 8/5/13 at 9:13 am|
can someone explain how game times are determined in the Big XII?
I understand SEC.
I've been invited to the OU-TCU game on 10/5 and am trying to figure out how the game time slots shake out for Big XII games & what that game time might be.
Any help appreciated......
| O-T Lounge|| Knock off Rolex watch? - Billy Ray Valentine on 6/25/13 at 5:36 pm|
any of you ever bought a knock off watch?
I've got (what I consider) a nice watch...Tag Carrera that I wear almost every day.
But I have become obsessed with the Rolex Milgauss with the green crystal.
(I don't know how to post pics)
Any of you have experience with buying a knock off Rolex th...
| Tiger Rant|| Have you ever seen anything like Stevenson continuing to start? - Billy Ray Valentine on 6/17/13 at 3:56 pm|
I guess he'll still start, but this is approaching ridiculous. I feel bad for the guy when he comes up to bat he's so overmatched. I'm sure he's trying his best, but he's got to feel the crowd's collective <sigh> when he comes up to bat.
He's batting under .190....that's hard to do in college. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Enough with the "swinging for the fences" comments - Billy Ray Valentine on 6/17/13 at 3:46 pm|
LSU hitters were not swinging for the fences last night...except Ibarra's first AB, he was ahead in the count sitting dead red fastball and looking to lift, squared it up & barely reached the warning track.
No other player swung for the fence. It's simply not true.
Also, calling for a bunt in t...
| Tiger Rant|| Official vote count to keep SEC scheduling - Billy Ray Valentine on 5/24/13 at 1:39 pm|
What was the official vote of each school regarding keeping the current cross-divisional scheduling in place?
From what I remember, it was pretty lop-sided against LSU's vote....and a few teams that play a difficult permanent opponent voted to keep it in place....
| Tiger Rant|| LSU retired baseball numbers - Billy Ray Valentine on 5/17/13 at 3:45 pm|
- do you think they should add anyone?
- if yes, who?
I think they should add 12 & 36 now. Both are pretty much universally thought of as the 2 best players in the history of the program & both are in college HOF.
I'm pretty sure currently Skip & McDonald are the only 2 officially retired nu...
| Tiger Rant|| baseball wknd scheduling - Billy Ray Valentine on 3/20/13 at 3:03 pm|
i obviously missed something.
why are the end of season SEC series Thurs-Sat?...
| Tiger Rant|| "Posi-tigers" are a belligerent bunch - Billy Ray Valentine on 1/10/13 at 11:04 am|
So much anger.
| Tiger Rant|| The LSU / Les Miles TV dramedy continues.... - Billy Ray Valentine on 1/3/13 at 10:52 am|
For a few years GG has been a total idiot for criticizing Miles in any fashion.
Several other media members have joined in (local & national) & they're crushed as idiots by the Miles gestapo.
All the while, more & more traditional Miles loyalists are stating that they can't defend him any more. ...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU is in the right bowl - Billy Ray Valentine on 12/3/12 at 9:28 am|
Deny it/whine about it all you want.
But if you put your bias aside (which is literally impossible for a large segement of LSU fans), you'll see that LSU is in the right bowl.
There are six candidates for the top 5 SEC bowls this year.
- BCS bowls not an option (2 slots)
- Outback Bowl alway...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU/SC: potential to be season defining game - Billy Ray Valentine on 10/11/12 at 11:45 am|
Anyone else feel like this might be a season defining game?
If we somehow discover an offense & roll SC, could be the start of good things. This team just smells of a bad vibe that a nice ass-kicking victory might change.
However, if they lay an egg like last wknd (at home no less) then this migh...
| Tiger Rant|| So, did Miles have a choice? - Billy Ray Valentine on 8/10/12 at 1:45 pm|
several comments about TM7 being kicked out of school and/or being booted b/c of NCAA rules
Has anyone confirmed these? Did Miles have a choice or was TM7 gone even if Miles said he could stay?...
| Tiger Rant|| Perceived "media love" for USC a disadvantage for LSU? - Billy Ray Valentine on 7/17/12 at 10:45 am|
1) Do you think that the media (in general) love USC more than LSU & look to hype them up whether warranted or not?
2) If yes, do you think that this is somehow a disadvantage for LSU?
3) If yes, why?
I.e. why to some LSU fans get so worked up about a perceived USC fetish by the media?
| Tiger Rant|| More disappointing performance... - Billy Ray Valentine on 6/11/12 at 11:59 am|
FB BCS 'ship
BB Super Regional
Both teams completely overwhelmed but which performance was worse?
(for sake of discussion, try to value FB & BB equally)...