| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Denver (1-0) at Atlanta 1-0) discussion / predictions - MinnesotaTiger on 9/11/12 at 1:24 pm|
Obviously a huge game for the Saints considering how solid the ATL looked in a tough road venue this past Sundy.
Monday Night Football - ESPN
Line - Atlanta by 3
I didn't see much of Atlanta's game but I did see the Broncos/Steelers game. I really want to pick Denver in this spot, but I fe...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Why do Jordan, Ellis, Smith seem to consistently underperform? - MinnesotaTiger on 9/9/12 at 9:29 pm|
Given what we have invested in these three guys it seems like we don't get much bang for our buck with them.
I'm mostly ignorant about line play - does anybody know what the problem is? It seems like all have the size and strength, but do they just lack the motor or the ability to be above avera...
| More Sports Board|| Tendency of officials to spot ball at 1-inch line instead of give TD - MinnesotaTiger on 9/8/12 at 10:17 pm|
Has anybody else ever noticed it? I wonder if there's a psychological term for this tendency?
In case you don't know what I'm talking about, it seems to me that virtually every time there is a "50/50" call on a potential touchdown where the ballcarrier is kind of stumbling towards the goalline, ...
| SEC Rant|| Would anybody else rock an "SEC Football" tshirt? - MinnesotaTiger on 9/8/12 at 7:57 pm|
I have always been on the lookout for a cool SEC football tshirt to rock up here in Big 10 country.
An example of the kind of shirt I'd like is this:
Would anybody else buy and wear an SEC ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| The gold on Washington's helmets... - MinnesotaTiger on 9/8/12 at 6:38 pm|
It's so much brighter and prettier than the gold on the Saints helmets. I wish we'd liven ours up a little.
| SEC Rant|| Nick Saban is turning Auburn into a mid-tier program - MinnesotaTiger on 9/8/12 at 2:16 pm|
Mates, it's hard to compete with the big boys when your superior in-state rival with their superior coach, superior tradition, and superior facilities is swiping up all the talent in a 200 mile radius.
Luckily my Alma Mater in Baton Rouge will remain a stubborn check on Saban's SEC West dominance...
| More Sports Board|| How would "THARR SHE BLOWS!!!" rate as a signature home run call - MinnesotaTiger on 9/7/12 at 9:50 pm|
It's so important for MLB radio guys to have a signature home run call.
Bob Uecker has "Get up! Get up! Get outta here!"
John Sterling has "It is high, It is far, it is GONE!"
Do you think that "THARRRR SHE BLOOOWWWWWWSSSSS!" would rate on this same level? :confused:
| More Sports Board|| My Friday Night... - MinnesotaTiger on 9/7/12 at 9:30 pm|
Mates, it sucks that I have no date tonight and really no chance of getting some pussy. But I tell you what - it's not all bad to sit home and watch/listen to Vin Scully with a rare road call of the Dodgers @ Giants in a key NL West game.
Dude is a fricking legend.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Vilma, Smith to lead pregame "who dat" chant - MinnesotaTiger on 9/7/12 at 2:51 pm|
| Pelicans Talk|| Cross merchandising idea (Saints/Hornets) - MinnesotaTiger on 9/7/12 at 10:58 am|
Really ironic that today we see the AD23 in a Saints hat picture.
I was thinking about this yesterday as I saw Ogletree of the Cowboys being interviewed on Sportscenter in a Bulls hat.
If I owned both the Saints and Hornets, I'd offer gift cards or something to any one of my players who was ...
| More Sports Board|| Early NFL Week 2 lines - MinnesotaTiger on 9/7/12 at 10:49 am|
For entertainment purposes only, folks...
Bears at Packers (-5.5)
Cards at Patriots (-12.5)
Vikings at Colts (-2)
Saints at Panthers PICK
Chiefs at Bills (-3)
Ravens at Eagles (-3)
Raiders (-3) at Dolphins
Browns at Bengals (-7)
Texans (-7) at Jags
Redskins at Rams (-2)
Jets at Steelers...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Week 2 Line - Saints at Panthers is a PICK - MinnesotaTiger on 9/7/12 at 10:44 am|
Don't see this too often anymore. I would suspect that if our Boys handle the Indigenous Tribesmen as handily as we all expect them to on Sunday that we'll creep up to a 1.5 or 2.5 point favorite by early next week.
As previously stated, I'm worried about this game, but I still think we have a s...
| Political Talk|| Mightn't a second term Obama be more willing to work with GOP? - MinnesotaTiger on 9/6/12 at 9:18 am|
Just wondering if anybody holds out hope for this. I personally doubt that Obama (a man who, like Clinton, is very concerned with his legacy) would continue to ram his head into a brick wall and refuse to work across the aisle for four more years.
I really feel like he'd take the Clinton model f...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Bill Simmons / Mike Lombardi NFL preview podcast (some Saints) - MinnesotaTiger on 9/6/12 at 8:39 am|
BS has been really on the "Saints will suck" bandwagon all offseason almost dismissing our chances for no other reason than "it's too much to overcome".
Nice to see Lombardi put some objectiveness into the debate and talk about how the S...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Deadspin / KSK / GQ's Drew Magary picks Saints v's Broncos in Super Bowl - MinnesotaTiger on 9/5/12 at 10:21 pm|
Mates, it's a lofty column. A true column. Check it out [link=(http://deadspin.com/5940593/why-grown-men-walk-around-wearing-football-jerseys)]for yourself[/link], but here are Big Daddy Drew's picks:
2012 NFL Predictions
I do this every year because being wrong gets me hard. Last year, I pi...
| More Sports Board|| Coaches who emphatically signal "GOING FOR 1 POINT" after a TD - MinnesotaTiger on 9/5/12 at 9:22 pm|
Weird question, but one of my biggest pet peeves is when a head coach emphatically holds up his index finger after a touchdown, and screams "KICK! KICK!" to tell his team "we're kicking the extra point".
I may be wrong, but to me it seems like the shittier coaches are the ones who do this on a re...
| Money Talk|| Question about all of Peyton Manning's endorsements - MinnesotaTiger on 9/5/12 at 9:09 pm|
I was a marketing major but I've obviously never worked in advertising.
I just don't get how a guy like Peyton Manning who is so overexposed (what does he have, like 12 national endorsements and he hasn't played football in 19 months?) keeps getting new national endorsement deal after new nationa...
| More Sports Board|| Dallas Cowboys haters - It's almost here! - MinnesotaTiger on 9/5/12 at 11:55 am|
Less than 8 hours away from the return of Dallas Cowboys schadenfreude! :bow: Let's hope NBC gives us plenty of looks at Jerry's box tonight as the Cowboys again start the season with a loss on primetime national television. :lol:
| Political Talk|| "Atlas Shrugged II" - MinnesotaTiger on 9/5/12 at 5:09 am|
For the born-again Tea Partiers who still think they are Ayn Rand "disciples". :rotflmao:
Ayn Rand would think that 90% of the people seeing these films were retards. I liken it to when Cristal realized that Snoop was their biggest customer and walked away from that business. Rand would rather ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Why are there never any in depth breakdowns... - MinnesotaTiger on 9/5/12 at 4:55 am|
It's crazy with how much we love NFL and obsess over each game that there's no Saints poster or blog who studies film and breaks down individual matchups (our guards vs Redskins DTs, etc) spot for spot for spot. What to watch for, key indicators, etc
This isnt a criticism - I by no means have th...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Panthers game in week 2 seems like it will be a dogfight - MinnesotaTiger on 9/2/12 at 3:26 pm|
Forgive me for looking ahead for a moment - but it seems like Week 2 in Carolina is kind of the catalyst for how our first 4 games go. As we've all heard, many NFL teams including our beloved Saints break down the season into four 4-game "quarters".
If we beat Carolina we will be at worst 3-1 ...
| SEC Rant|| why are georgias endzones so blah this year? - MinnesotaTiger on 9/1/12 at 4:22 pm|
What happened - UGA has had their shaded school font (white/red/black) in endzones forever but today they had generic font with no shading.
Why are so many SEC schools being lazy w fields this year?...
| More Sports Board|| Who are the "most boring" NFL Teams? - MinnesotaTiger on 8/31/12 at 11:46 am|
By that I mean which teams have a combination of poor star power and unappealing style of play?
My top 5 would be:
1. Tennessee (actually a playoff sleeper, I know)
4. Tampa Bay
5. St Louis
Honorable mention to Oakland and Kansas City
| SEC Rant|| Steve Spurrier is a below-average football coach - MinnesotaTiger on 8/30/12 at 7:59 pm|
He really is, and has been ever since arriving at USC. He basically does stupid shite to spite conventional wisdom, and often to the detriment of his team.
"We have a 50 pound per lineman advantage, one of the best HB's in college football, and a QB who has only thrown 2 passes in his career? Ou...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| any injuries yet - MinnesotaTiger on 8/30/12 at 7:46 pm|
Mates I cannot watch this game have any key Saints come out due to apparent injury?
Almost to the real games - would hate to see any tweaks at this late stage....
| SEC Rant|| Congrats to Vanderbilt... - MinnesotaTiger on 8/30/12 at 6:50 pm|
... Good job making like a 2A High School program and selling out to Field Turf.
Now the 2 worst programs in the SEC are the only 2 programs without natural grass. I suppose there's some kind of poetic justice in that.
| Movie/TV Board|| "Hell on Wheels" - MinnesotaTiger on 8/29/12 at 11:47 pm|
Mates, this show is almost as good as "Downton Abbey" or "Mad Men". :cheers: I can't wait to be caught up, but at the same time I'm enjoying it so much. I'm on season 1 episode 7.
I love that blonde English chick almost as much as I love Mary on "Downton Abbey"...
| Political Talk|| The thing that keeps me uncomfortable about voting for Romney... - MinnesotaTiger on 8/29/12 at 10:23 pm|
I'm just really queasy about how much the GOP is still playing up this phony "you didn't build that" shite.
The quote was completely taken out of context and it's so disingenuous to keep making this such a huge plank of the campaign.
Obama has clearly been a below average President. There is p...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Sounds like Peter King picks Saints to host Packers in NFCCG... - MinnesotaTiger on 8/29/12 at 8:02 pm|
....and lose. If I'm interpreting it right (taking some liberties with this guy's chronological order - he appears to have read it) it sounds like PK would pick us to finish the regular season with the best record in the NFC and be the #1 seed. Say what you want but he's honestly the first nationa...
| More Sports Board|| Anybody else bothered by rampant nepotism in sports (coaching)? - MinnesotaTiger on 8/29/12 at 12:03 am|
It seems like this is one of the biggest genres of employment in which nepotism is tolerated by our society.
You would never see a Regional Sales Manager for a Fortune 1000 company be able to hire his son or daughter as a Sale Rep or District Manager with little to no experience (but 50 years ago...