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Second Unit Stats - N.O. via West-Cal
I am admittedly behind in the world of enhanced statistics. Ok, a lot behind. Here is what I love some input on: It seemed last night that the seond unit did a much better job of maintaining/building upon the score than we have seen in a number of games previously this year. Do any of you know...


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Pelicans Talk
Value for the Dollar - N.O. via West-Cal
As I was drifting off to sleep last night and the game was getting out of hand, it occurred to me that the Pels seem to be paying dearly for the production we get ... with one huge and obvious exception. I think this is a big reason it is so hard for the team to build: we pay a LOT for the valuable...


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Political Talk
Breakdown of Contradictory Eye-Witness Accounts of Ferguson Shooting - N.O. via West-Cal
I have not kept up on the Ferguson story as much as many have, so I found this relatively brief piece in The Atlantic to be helpful as it lays out some key passages of the eye-witness accounts. For what it's worth, I really wonder if the officer couldn't have done better with the situation, esp...


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LSU Ticket Exchange
A word of caution on Stub Hub - N.O. via West-Cal
I had tix posted for sale here and on Stub Hub. The SH posting was set to expire Wednesday night and since I never heard anything I agreed to sell them Thursday in a non-brokered sale. Late Thursday I get an email from SH saying I owe 300+ bucks because the tickets had sold without me responding. I ...


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LSU Ticket Exchange
2 Saints - 49ers tickets for sale - $350 - (firm) - N.O. via West-Cal
It looked like 4given wanted them and I was willing to come down on price for him, but since he's not responding, they're still out there. Price is now firm. Here is the info on the seats (and man, was it a good view last night - who dat!?) Section 612, row 7, seats 21-22. 30-35 yard line. The...


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Political Talk
The South Today Is as Racist as California Is Prone to Earthquakes? - N.O. via West-Cal
"Just as buildings in California have a greater need to be earthquake-proofed, places where there is greater racial polarization in voting have a greater need for prophylactic measures to prevent purposeful race discrimination." - Justice Ruth Ginsburg, dissenting in the Shelby Co. case. How d...


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Political Talk
A Supine Congress and the Imperial Presidency - N.O. via West-Cal
Although likely destined for the "tl;dnr" dustbin of the TD poli board, I thought the piece by former Va. Senator Jim Webb (D) was worth bringing to the attention of those who might care. The link is from the National Spectator. [link=(http://nationalinterest.org/article/congressional-abdication...


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Tiger Rant
Lawsuit filed in "Alabama Teabagging" Incident - N.O. via West-Cal
I just thought the Rant might be interested to learn that a lawsuit has been filed in New Orleans over the incident. SIAP. Here is the summary from CNS New Orleans: Garrison Stamp v. Brian Downing; The Krystal Company; Big Easy Enterprises LLC 5/3/2012 2012-04403 A (New Orleans) Lawsuit ...


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Outdoor Board
Not going to Rodeo ... but going to Grand Isle - N.O. via West-Cal
It just happens to work out for an old friend of mine and me that this coming Saturday is the day we can both make a quick trip to Grand Isle. We are not participating in the rodeo in any way and plan either to surf fish or kayak fish either on Grand Isle itself or Elmer's. I expect there to be ...


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Flood Board
Question regarding camper in Basin - N.O. via West-Cal
Trying to decide whether to go attempt to move a camper I have in the Basin. Presumably, it will flood if I do not but I don't know what kind of condition it is in for moving. Anyway, it sits on the bank (east side) of Whiskey Bay Pilot Channel. the river typically runs some 20 feet or more b...


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Political Talk
M---F-- Obama flat screwed me on taxes - without changing the tax rates! - N.O. via West-Cal
I was very surprised recently to see that my wife and I owed a large (at least for us non-OT'ers) tax bill for 2010. Assumed it was wife's business as paying quarterly can be fraught with pitfalls. Turns out, thought, that 80% of the shortfall was due to changes the Obama administration made in wi...


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Tiger Rant
Stats and a question on the LSU passing game - N.O. via West-Cal
I seldom start a topic, but I would love to see if one of the stats gurus out there could offer something on this: In looking up some info on LSU's 2010 passing stats (to see passer ratings), I was startled to see that LSU only threw 7 TD passes the entire year. I knew the number was low but I d...


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Tiger Rant
LSU's 4th down try at end of Auburn game - video request - N.O. via West-Cal
I tried searching for video of the 4th down attempt against Auburn but could only find videos of the crowd going berzerk. To the victor goes the spoils, I suppose ... Anyway, can any of the amazingly computer literate users of TD link me to video of the play? Thanks....


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Tiger Rant
Watching the LSU-Auburn game on a smart phone? - N.O. via West-Cal
Does anyone know if this can be done? I am not very "techy" and realize I could get roasted just for asking. If it makes any difference the phone is an HTC EVO model. Thanks and if I knew all of the preemptive strike acronyms, I would use them now....


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Tiger Rant
How do the Tigers call for a snap in shotgun formation? - N.O. via West-Cal
At the end of the TN game, I think everyone would agree that JJ clapped his hands with approximately 4-6 seconds remaining. Based on what I have seen, the snap does not immediately follow the clap but what DOES determine when the ball is snapped when the Tigers are in shotgun? Some teams use t...


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O-T Lounge
Traffic on I-10 Atchafalaya Basin Area - N.O. via West-Cal
Anyone know what the heck happened? It's a parking lot....


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Outdoor Board
Live bait question - Manhac area - N.O. via West-Cal
I plan on trying the canal and areas near/under I-59 and Hwy 51 and was wondering where I could get some live bait. I figure I should be able to have a shot at some bream, bass and maybe some cats, too, and I was thinking I would have one rod rigged up for live bait and one with a spinner or plasti...


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Political Talk
The Left LOVES the Tea Party Extremists - N.O. via West-Cal
Reading the Times Pic editorial page this week caused me to realize just how much the left loves the Tea Party extremists. They have provided wonderful cover from looking critically at the health care bill. One piece after another criticizes the extremists - only occasionally mentioning that they ...


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O-T Lounge
Jamey Johnson's live show - N.O. via West-Cal
I was vaguely familiar with country singer Jamey Johnson - I'd heard his tune "In Color" and that's about it - and ended up going to see him at Howlin' Wolf because my future brother in law's sister told him that the guy was good. Went to the show with no expectations but the guy put on an outstand...


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LSU Ticket Exchange
4 Sugar Bowl tickets for sale - N.O. via West-Cal
face value of $110 or best offer. Section 606, row 13....


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