| More Sports Board|| The White Sox gave their fans white ponchos; what's the worst that could happen? - The Sad Banana on 7/3/14 at 3:02 pm|
| More Sports Board|| On Which ESPN and MLB Goofballs Ponder Baseball's "Unwritten Rules" - The Sad Banana on 6/3/14 at 3:30 pm|
[link=(http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10964445/mlb-baseball-confusing-contradictory-unwritten-rules)]The Unwritten Canon, Revealed[/link]
First off, this is a long read. But, it's a good read if not only for all the flat out wrongness that is put on paper (or interweb) from real life, honest M...
| More Sports Board|| Chicago Cubs Super Prospect Futureboner Sploosh Emporium Thread - The Sad Banana on 5/27/14 at 2:51 pm|
[b]1. 3B Kris Bryant (AA, ETA late 2014)--.337/.431/.641/1.072, 14 HR, 43 RBI, 13 2B, 25/59 BB/K.[/b]
What do you say to something that absurd? Marry me and I'll have your children, that's what. This guy is pretty much the truth. I'm all in on Bryant and unabashedly so. For his career, which star...
| More Sports Board|| An Oral History of the XFL - The Sad Banana on 5/7/14 at 2:24 pm|
Warning, this is a lot of reading. But I'm thoroughly entertained by everything in this article.[quote][b]SCOTT MILANOVICH, backup quarterback for the Los Angeles Xtreme and first player ever drafted in the XFL...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| ESPN's (barf) Ed Werder says the Texans are asking for a RGIII haul from Falcons - The Sad Banana on 5/7/14 at 9:26 am|
...to trade into the #1 spot in Round 1. The Rams received 3 first round picks and a second round pick to jump up 4 spots to draft Griffin III.
Do it, Dimitroff. DEW IT
| Gaming Board|| Is there an advantage to DL'ing The Show 14 over getting a hard copy? - The Sad Banana on 5/5/14 at 2:10 pm|
Does it load faster or something?...
| More Sports Board|| Reviving the CHC Thread | CHC @ CIN | 6:10 CT | Great American Ballpark - The Sad Banana on 4/28/14 at 12:43 pm|
[link=(http://www.bleachernation.com/2014/04/28/chicago-cubs-reportedly-already-receiving-calls-on-samardzija-hammel-and-wood/)]Cubs are getting calls on their top three pitchers already.[/link]
Here's the thing on Hammel--his BABIP is 0.138. Rather, he's been "lucky". Now, I sometimes don't get ...
| More Sports Board|| Ryan Braun Appreciation Thread - The Sad Banana on 4/21/14 at 7:40 am|
I'm a Cubs fan, so I'm supposed to be predisposed to hating Ryan Braun with the white hot fire of a million distant suns. I'm also supposed to rage hate his entire existence because he cheated at baseball--let's clarify, though. I don't hate him because he cheated, because he's just one guy that got...
| More Sports Board|| ***CHC Thread | PIT @ CHC | 7:05 CT*** - The Sad Banana on 4/9/14 at 1:05 pm|
Rodriguez (0-1 4.50) vs. Hammel (1-0, 1.35)
[link=(http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/22788/lake-frustrated-by-lack-of-playing-time)]Junior Lake has a sad[/link]
The Cubs are playing hard, but not winning. I don't think many expect them to win. But I do expect them to improve. So f...
| More Sports Board|| ***CHC Thread: Opening Day at Wrigley | PHI @ CHC | 1:20 PM CT*** - The Sad Banana on 4/4/14 at 8:21 am|
Roberto Hernandez (0-0,0.00) vs Travis Wood (0-0,0.00)
No lineups posted.
[link=(http://www.bleachernation.com/2014/04/04/cubs-minor-league-daily-the-minors-are-back/)]Minor league news:[/link]
-Jackson and Baez hitless at Iowa.
-Bryant HR's off Mat Latos (papow!).
-Josh Vitters went 2-4 ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Let's half-assedly golf clap "The Hangover Part III" - The Sad Banana on 4/4/14 at 7:40 am|
First thing's first. While I don't think it's remotely close to the funniest thing ever, I do think it's a huge improvement on "The Hangover Part II", which was an embarrassment. It (Part III) was, for lack of a better term, enjoyable.
THIII, while not really involving a hangover in any circumsta...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Official "Who's your favorite current Saint?" Thread - The Sad Banana on 4/3/14 at 10:48 am|
(JPL, send Drew my deepest apologies.)...
| O-T Lounge|| cop shooting radar on Jefferson between 12 and Bluebonnet - The Sad Banana on 4/3/14 at 10:01 am|
this public service announcement is brought to you by the letter Q the number 7 and ladies....
| More Sports Board|| ***Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates | Series Game 2 | CHC 3 PIT 4 F16 - The Sad Banana on 4/2/14 at 1:44 pm|
Edwin Jackson (0-0, 0.00) vs. Charlie Morton (0-0, 0.00)
1. 2B Bonifacio
2. 3B Valbuena
3. SS Castro
4. 1B Rizzo
5. RF Schierholtz
6. CF Sweeney
7. C Castillo
8. LF Kalish
9. P Jackson
Why take Olt out of the lineup? Just let him play....
| O-T Lounge|| YouTube Discoveries Thread - The Sad Banana on 4/2/14 at 1:10 pm|
I love a good YouTube discovery. I love threads. I love to laugh. So post some of your YouTube favorites, new and old.
Here's a new one for today (although I'm guessing it'll be Germans to some): [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k21nZsf6kHM)]Summertime's Great[/link]
Was that real or fak...
| Help Board|| Can we unanchor the Cubs thread on the MSB? - The Sad Banana on 4/2/14 at 10:21 am|
I turned it into a season thread, but is that frowned upon in this establishment?
| More Sports Board|| ***Official Chicago Cubs Season Long Thread*** - The Sad Banana on 3/31/14 at 7:14 am|
The Cubs visit Pittsburgh to open the 2014 season. Game time is 12:05 CT. Lineups haven't been posted yet that I can tell.
Cubs moves to get to 25: James McDonald to 60-day DL, Jake Arrieta to 15-day DL, Kyuji Fujikawa to 15-day DL. Brian Schlitter, Emilio Bonifacio, Ryan Kalish and John Baker ma...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| How bout some Malcolm Jenkins highlights? - The Sad Banana on 3/28/14 at 12:01 pm|
Saw this on the Twitter machine. This is not going to get you hard like a KV32 highlight....
| O-T Lounge|| "Inner Loop" being studied, Mayor has a mad legislature wasn't clued in - The Sad Banana on 3/27/14 at 8:59 am|
| More Sports Board|| **The Official Valero Texas Open Thread** - The Sad Banana on 3/27/14 at 8:51 am|
Picks to click:
Coming at you like a dark horse: Ernie Els
For some reason I cannot stop watching the PGA Tour this year....
| More Sports Board|| How do NFL players get paid (compared to how peasants like us get paid)? - The Sad Banana on 3/21/14 at 7:13 am|
I'm comparing this to how you or I get paid, which I assume is something along the lines of once every two weeks.
How do NFL players get paid? Is their guaranteed money written at a lump sum on the league's new year? Do they get 16 game checks that are equally divided from their guaranteed yearly...
| More Sports Board|| NFL Considering Changes to the Goal Posts - The Sad Banana on 3/20/14 at 7:23 am|
[quote][i]Falcons CEO Rich McKay said the idea of narrowing the goal posts has been discussed a lot this year.[/i]
NFL kickers converted 86.6 percent of field goals last season, up from around 59 percent in 1970. "We have had some really good discussions about that," McKay said. "I do not think t...
| Movie/TV Board|| SIAP: Theory that "Frozen", "Tangled" and "The Little Mermaid" are connected - The Sad Banana on 3/18/14 at 3:31 pm|
It's a short article, but the theory is that Rapunzel and F...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Steve Smith "We Better" Thread - The Sad Banana on 3/13/14 at 8:11 am|
We better sniff around Smiff's cage. I know Sean Payton loves him in homoerotic ways, so it's good enough for me. If the Saints want to go all in to maximize Drew Brees' final years, let him throw to someone like Steve Smith for at least two.
This is all predicated on the assumption that Smith ca...
| More Sports Board|| Ryen Russillo is great at radio (Russillo Appreciation Sploogethread Emporium) - The Sad Banana on 3/7/14 at 6:58 am|
He is in for Golic this morning, and I couldn't take my ears off the radio. I was genuinely interested in the content of the Mike and Mike Show this morning which normally never happens. The difference in the show this morning compared to when Greenberg and Golic are together was so jarring.
| Movie/TV Board|| 7 Psychopaths is an outstanding movie - The Sad Banana on 3/6/14 at 6:53 am|
First off, Sam Rockwell. Then Chirstopher Walken. And Collin Farrell.
I think there's subtle brilliance in the dialogue of the movie. Especially at the end in the desert. I won't spoil it, but I just love how the characters react to things, little things, that normal people like you and I would.
| More Sports Board|| NFL Competition Committee Considers Longer PAT Attempts - The Sad Banana on 3/4/14 at 7:42 am|
[quote][i]NFL.com reports the league's competition committee has discussed a proposal that would move extra-point attempts from the two- to 25-yard line.[/i]
That means PATs would go from 19 to 42 yards in length. Kickers converted 1,262-of-1,267 extra-point attempts last season, good for a stagg...
| O-T Lounge|| I have questions about tailors/alterations in Baton Rouge - The Sad Banana on 2/20/14 at 7:27 am|
I've never had alterations or tailoring done, ever. So, who does the OT recommend in Baton Rouge?
Also, can tailors alter shirts? I have some regular fit shirts that I want magically transformed into slim fit shirts. Can a tailor do that?
For your troubles, here's a picture of Alison Brie and...
| Movie/TV Board|| Thoughts on Chozen? - The Sad Banana on 2/18/14 at 7:37 am|
Who's watching? I'm giving it a shot after being WAY late to the party on Archer (and loving every second of it). Chozen has something about it that makes me not want to give up on it. I have no idea if it will make it as a show. But, it is entertaining....
| Movie/TV Board|| Is "Frozen" Disney Animation's best work? - The Sad Banana on 2/13/14 at 8:26 am|
I would almost have to say it's extremely close. I'm a huge fan of Disney Animation (and Pixar, but "Frozen" was just Disney). It was a great little story, it wasn't overdrawn or boring, it was very well detailed, had some very memorable characters and dat soundtrack.
I'm saying this from a fat...