| O-T Lounge|| You have $30,000 to spend on a car - Keys Open Doors on 8/16/14 at 3:15 pm|
You can't go over the 30K budget
You are only looking at new cars
You are not interested in a truck or SUV
You are planning to drive the car for at least 9-10 years, so durability is a factor
Which cars would you consider? Which one would be your final choice?...
| Soccer Board|| Yedlin as a winger instead of RB - Keys Open Doors on 7/1/14 at 6:04 pm|
What do people think about this? He was very dynamic as a sub, and today he showed that it wasn't just because he had fresh legs and everyone else had 75 minutes of wear and tear when he entered. He was so dynamic today and created multiple good opportunities. Now it's true that he was going up a...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Challenge: Season 26 Speculation Thread (Spoilers about cast) 8/6 Departures - Keys Open Doors on 6/28/14 at 2:54 pm|
Well, right as this season ended (although I think filming actually ended around Christmas time), there is already speculation about Season 26. Vevmo as always is a great source for information, but their threads veer off-topic so much that it's helpful to condense the info.
Here is the stuff th...
| Soccer Board|| Interesting Infographic on Player Migrations in the World Cup - Keys Open Doors on 6/21/14 at 1:22 pm|
Three American born players are representing other countries, although all of them are pretty legit. One is a Japanese player who was born in New York and left as a toddler, one is Steven Beitashour, who would never cap ...
| More Sports Board|| Grantland's Fake Steve Ballmer Email - Keys Open Doors on 6/19/14 at 11:08 am|
God, I love these
| Soccer Board|| Interesting Grantland Article on the First US Reporters to Cover a World Cup - Keys Open Doors on 6/14/14 at 8:48 am|
Way back in 1982, before Youtube, Wikipedia, dozens of sports channels, message boards, etc.
I was kind of surprised to see that race-baiting troll Phil Mushnick was one of the first guys to embrace soccer. Figured he would be perfect for the whole "soccer is for communists and hippies" crowd, b...
| Soccer Board|| Excerpt from Zlatan's bio on Grantland - Keys Open Doors on 6/3/14 at 6:27 pm|
I know there are lots of Zlatan fans here, and I certainly understand why. This is long but worth the read.
Shocking spoiler: he hates Pep :lol:
| O-T Lounge|| If you are on a beach, where are you on the other side of the world? - Keys Open Doors on 5/22/14 at 7:35 pm|
Neat map from the Washington Post. If you are on the Gulf Coast, you're basically Morocco or the Western Sahara, on the East, and in the West, South China.
| Soccer Board|| Someone explain the Donovan/Chandler Paradox - Keys Open Doors on 5/22/14 at 6:24 pm|
I am seeing lots of idiotic posts about how Donovan quit on the US team when he took his hiatus last year and missed a few games. That is used as the primary reason to justify Klinsmann's ego play.
Apparently Donovan hasn't shown enough desire by playing 156 times for the US :rolleyes:
| Soccer Board|| If the US doesn't make it out of the Group of Death, Klinsmann should be fired - Keys Open Doors on 5/22/14 at 4:55 pm|
On the spot.
We are in the group of death, and it isn't reasonable to expect the US to come out in the top 2, by any means. However, Klinsmann just made this entire World Cup about himself and not the US.
frick that guy. Seriously, frick anyone who thinks Brad Davis, DeAndre Yedlin, John Antho...
| O-T Lounge|| Why did the RIAA &MPAA target peer-to-peer networks instead of one-click hosts? - Keys Open Doors on 5/19/14 at 9:01 am|
A few years ago, the RIAA (and to a lesser extent, the MPAA) when after uploaders on peer-to-peer networks like Limewire, thus diminishing the popularity of those sites and leading to some people settling for $3,000 or so for downloading music. I think the main thing it did was made many users dow...
| More Sports Board|| NCAA Lacrosse Selection Sunday - Keys Open Doors on 5/4/14 at 8:19 pm|
The seeded teams
6) Notre Dame
First round matchups in the upper half of the bracket:
Duke will play Air Force/Richmond winner
UVA vs Johns Hopkins
Penn vs Drexel
Denver vs UNC
Wow, UNC got a really tough draw. ...
| More Sports Board|| ACC Lacrosse Touranment This Weekend - Keys Open Doors on 4/25/14 at 5:17 pm|
Usually these threads have a few people interested.
This is by far the best conference in the history of lacrosse, but we'll see if Notre Dame can make the NCAAs. They may need to win their game against Maryland tonight.
Duke-Cuse is the opener. Huge swings for far. Duke
Leads 5-2, goes d...
| More Sports Board|| Your Team USA Roster for the 2014 Basketball World Cup in Spain - Keys Open Doors on 4/24/14 at 7:12 pm|
Here's mine. Keep in mind most of the biggest names, especially guys who starred in the Olympics, will likely not be interested.
| More Sports Board|| Russell Allen of the Jaguars suffered a stroke during a game in Week 15 - Keys Open Doors on 4/22/14 at 2:09 pm|
Very interesting read from MMQB.
TL;DR version: Russell Allen was an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State. For the next 5 years he worked his way up in Jacksonville. On a fairly routine play h...
| O-T Lounge|| Do you think any American city will see its end in your lifetime? - Keys Open Doors on 4/21/14 at 1:44 pm|
Not necessarily a ghost town, but close to it. In other words, a downward population shift due to crime, environmental effects, mass migration to other locales, etc. that is so much stronger than what has been going on in Detroit the past decade or so.
And if so, which cities are the most likely...
| Soccer Board|| Greatest players to never play in a World Cup - Keys Open Doors on 4/16/14 at 7:05 pm|
Glassman's post on the Bale thread got me thinking about this. Who are the greatest players to never play in a World Cup? It can be guys who were on stacked national teams who couldn't quite break in, guys who had run-ins with national team coaches, or guys who played for countries that weren't go...
| More Sports Board|| Which players set up the most corner 3's - Keys Open Doors on 4/16/14 at 3:53 pm|
As you guys know, NBA analytics guys are in love with the corner three since it is one of the most efficient shots in basketball.
Here's a Kirk Goldsberry article about which players create the most corner 3's for teammates and which players benefit the most. He also finds it's the area on the c...
| O-T Lounge|| A few questions for people familiar with the Houston ISD - Keys Open Doors on 4/15/14 at 3:55 pm|
Seems like there are a decent amount of OT'ers who live in Houston so I figured this might be worth asking.
1) What is the difference between Neighborhood Vanguard and Magnet Vanguard?
2) Vanguard is just some Houston specific term for gifted and talented, right? I'm about 90 percent sure tha...
| O-T Lounge|| When it comes to real estate, is New Orleans the strangest case in the US? - Keys Open Doors on 3/30/14 at 6:26 pm|
Especially when it comes to the post-Katrina situation, where all of the housing projects (St. Thomas, Magnolia, St. Bernard, etc) were torn down and made into semi-mixed income properties, and then the whole Central Business District being full of true mixed-income high rises like 200 Cardondelet a...