| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Next event on Saints calendar: Rookie Mini-Camp- a brief primer - ClientNumber9 on 5/4/13 at 12:07 pm|
With the draft out of the way, the next big event for the Saints is the rookie mini-camp next weekend (May 10-12).
[b]Who is eligible to attend:[/b]
First year players and rookies. Per the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, a rookie is any player who has never signed an NFL contract, or a p...
| More Sports Board|| Could the NFL field a competitive all-white team? - ClientNumber9 on 4/8/13 at 5:14 pm|
What says the MSB? So here are the rules:
22 offensive and defensive starters.
No mixed race or Pacific Islanders like Troy Polumalu or Jimmy Graham. No Latinos or Asians. We're talking straight up Caucasian folks here.
Given that there are no white cornerbacks on any NFL rosters and onl...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Free Agency 101: Unrestricted vs. Restricted Free Agents & Tender Offers - ClientNumber9 on 3/4/13 at 11:23 pm|
As Free Agency season approaches, I thought I would do a PSA for the casual Saints/NFL fan that may find their way over to the board. Starting next week on March 12th, NFL teams can officially contact, negotiate with and sign free agents. Words like Restricted Free Agents (RFAs), Unrestricted Free...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU vs. La Tech (Men's BBall): Who wins? - ClientNumber9 on 3/2/13 at 9:36 pm|
Who you got- #25 Bulldogs (25-3) or unranked LSU (17-10)? I know La Tech has won a ridiculous 18 straight and playing great ball right now, but i think JOB would go ape shite in the low post. As much as i hate to admit it, it'd probably be a competitive game if they met on a neutral court....
| More Sports Board|| Gonzaga Basketball Trick Shots - ClientNumber9 on 3/2/13 at 5:13 pm|
Some pretty awesome stuff here, especially towards the end. I guess when you're beating your opponents by 20+, you get bored.
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcn3-y2B3yQ)]Gonzaga Trick Shots[/link]
| O-T Lounge|| Could a person get a sex change and become a priest? - ClientNumber9 on 2/26/13 at 5:04 pm|
Here me out:
A woman gets a sex change at age 20 and becomes a man. At age 30, the "man" converts to Catholicism and becomes so engrossed in the faith, he feels led to become a priest. Would he be allowed to go to seminary? Why or why not?
Since women are not allowed to be priests and onl...
| O-T Lounge|| Food Stamps and how they went mainstream in American society - ClientNumber9 on 2/21/13 at 1:30 pm|
[link=(http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/305894/rise-food-stamp-nation-rich-lowry)]Food Stamp Nation[/link]
[quote]About 17 million people received food stamps back in 2000. Some 30 million received them in 2008. Roughly 46 million people receive them today. From 1 in 50...
| More Sports Board|| Gonzaga deserves a number one seed - ClientNumber9 on 2/16/13 at 8:05 pm|
If they win out, which they probably will, they deserve the #1 West seed. It's getting pretty old watching the rest of the top 5 lose a game each week, yet Gonzaga doesn't move up to #2 or #3 in both polls. They've are 23-2, with their only losses to a top ten Butler team on the road and a very go...
| Tiger Rant|| NCAA practice/training question - ClientNumber9 on 2/15/13 at 1:45 pm|
What are the rules regarding how much an NCAA athlete can be spent pursuing his/her sport? I understand that players have limited numbers of practices, hours a week, etc, but I was wondering about time spent in workouts, training room, film study, etc. Is that monitored (or is that even possible)?...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| A detailed look at every player drafted with Rob Ryan as a DC (Part II) - ClientNumber9 on 2/9/13 at 4:41 pm|
[u]2009 Cleveland Browns[/u][/b]
[b]2nd Round: David Veikune, OLB, Hawaii[/b]
Ryan's first defensive player taken with the Browns did not amount to much in the NFL. He appeared in 10 games as a rookie, then was placed on the injured reserve in 2010. He never recovered and currently plays...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| A detailed look at every player drafted with Rob Ryan as a DC (Part I) - ClientNumber9 on 2/9/13 at 4:41 pm|
Note: I didn't attempt to make any projections from Ryan's draft history and how it might relate to who we take in New Orleans. I think there are too many variables in play for that. For example, during his time in Oakland, he wasn't given the reigns to the organization with the freedom to draft ...
| Political Talk|| Congressional Approval Rating- 14% || Congressional Reelection Rate- 90% - ClientNumber9 on 1/27/13 at 9:54 pm|
Why is it that everyone bitches about how awful politicians are (with Congress sometimes touching single digit approval ratings), yet this angry electorate returns nearly the exact same lineup of Senators and Representatives year after year? Americans may be the dumbest sheep on the planet.
| More Sports Board|| How happy do you think Alex Smith is right now? - ClientNumber9 on 1/20/13 at 11:24 pm|
I watched the post-game celebration briefly and looked for Alex Smith, but didn't see him. I know he'll say the right things to the media ("So happy to help my team make it to a Super Bowl, yada yada") but I wonder what must be going through his mind. You know he's got some serious bitterness towar...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU steadily becoming stronger favorite according to Vegas - ClientNumber9 on 12/31/12 at 12:28 am|
The money is moving hard to LSU and now the Tigers are 6.5 point favorites in most books. I'm hoping the insiders know something we don't and have realized that LSU is going to show up motivated and ready to play. After all, that's the only shot Clemson has at winning- if LSU brings a flat, lacklust...
| Tiger Rant|| Get this badass t-shirt while you still can - ClientNumber9 on 12/8/12 at 9:07 pm|
[b]Represent, Tiger Nation![/b]
| Political Talk|| Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in? - ClientNumber9 on 12/7/12 at 5:07 pm|
Assuming a draft was instituted for a war you didn't support and your number was called, would you dodge the draft and refuse to fight or would you report for military service anyway?
I guess a better way to frame this would be to ask: do you feel the United States has the legal right to force...
| Tiger Rant|| Clemson's defense - ClientNumber9 on 12/2/12 at 9:09 pm|
27 points to Ball State
31 points to Boston College
49 points to Florida State
31 points to Georgia Tech
20 points to Duke (to Duke!)
48 points to N.C. State
27 points to South Carolina ( who was without their starting QB)
This is going to be a blood bath....
| More Sports Board|| The BCS has destroyed the CFB postseason - ClientNumber9 on 12/2/12 at 4:34 pm|
Before this travesty of a system, the Orange, Rose, Sugar and Fiesta bowl games were the highlights of the CFB season. It was the top 10 teams matching up against each other in a show down of elite heavyweights and always entertaining to watch. But the meritocracy has been replaced by football wel...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Charles Brown Appreciation Thread - ClientNumber9 on 11/17/12 at 10:44 am|
Brown came up big for us against the Falcons last week and it looks like he's going to be starting for at least the next 2-3 weeks. If we're going to make a playoff push, we've got to have unsung second stringers like Charlie Brown step up. Keep Brees upright and we win- it's that simple.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Wildcard hunt: Who we want to win this week UPDATED - ClientNumber9 on 11/16/12 at 6:24 pm|
:saints: [b][u]SUCCESS![/u] [/b]1) Cardinals (4-5) @ Falcons (8-1): [b]Falcons[/b]. As much as it pains me to say it, the Falcons have the division locked up and it's best they defeat all other NFC teams.
[b][u]NO DICE[/u] [/b] 2) Browns (2-7) @ Cowboys (4-5): [b]Browns[/b]. No brainer here. ...
| Political Talk|| ***UPDATE IN OP AS OF 5:12PM EST*** Early Returns Pasco County, Florida - ClientNumber9 on 11/6/12 at 3:11 pm|
To piggy back on the earlier thread regarding Pasco County. As we know, this county has released data of how many people from each registered party have voted. As of 3:18 today, the published results are as follows:
[link=(http://www.pascovotes.com/turnout.asp)]Pasco County Supervisor of Electi...
| Political Talk|| Romney 275, Obama 263 - Your thoughts? - ClientNumber9 on 10/25/12 at 12:24 pm|
My take on the battleground state breakdown:
Romney wins Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Colorado.
Obama wins Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire.
Where do you see OH, VA, FL, CO, IA, NV, NH falling?...
| Political Talk|| My wife and I just early/absentee voted for Romney - ClientNumber9 on 10/20/12 at 9:12 pm|
And dropped our ballots off at the Clerk of Court's drop box. I know my state (Washington) will go to BHO, but it felt good for us to do our part to rid our nation of this cancer. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Roger Goodell congratulates Drew Brees on record - ClientNumber9 on 10/7/12 at 11:42 pm|
Roger Goodell Twitter
[quote]"Congrats to @drewbrees & his teammates on breaking Unitas' record. Amazing accomplishment by great QB & leader. We're proud of you, Drew."[/quote]
[link=(https://twitter.com/nflcommish)]Roger Goodell Twitter[/link]
:yack: frick you, Roger....
| Tiger Rant|| The "I hope I'm wrong" fanbase - ClientNumber9 on 10/6/12 at 12:54 pm|
There's nothing worse than the negatigers on here with this shit:
[b]I hope I'm wrong[/b], but I think Florida wins 57-3 today.
[b]I hope I'm wrong[/b], but we suck and finish the season 8-5.
[b]I hope I'm wrong[/b], but we are too shitty to compete in the SEC.
Do you think prefacing you...
| More Sports Board|| Mike Tirico just called the NFL ref situation "a fiasco" - ClientNumber9 on 9/24/12 at 10:53 pm|
Interesting he spoke his real mind out of frustration. The announcers are told not to criticize the officials, but damn it- that slipped out....
| More Sports Board|| Disgusting high school football uniforms - ClientNumber9 on 9/14/12 at 4:20 pm|
[link=(http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/fandom/post/_/id/11458/florida-high-school-unveils-wackiest-uniform-ever-for-now)]ESPN- Atlantic High HS (Delray Beach, FL)[/link]
Look out, Oregon. There's a new standard for ugly.
| Tiger Rant|| Behind enemy lines report: Seatte Times' take on last night - ClientNumber9 on 9/9/12 at 11:20 am|
Summarizes the game day atmosphere in Tiger Stadium well:
[quote]BATON ROUGE, La. — In the festive hours before kickoff, this is the most hospitable place on Earth.
At one tailgating spot, LSU fans called over a few purple-clad Washington supporters and treated them to alligator jambalaya an...
| Tiger Rant|| Any word on field conditions? - ClientNumber9 on 9/1/12 at 1:12 pm|
I know it's early, but has there been any word on field conditions? With the amount of rain blowing through, I was curious to know how soggy the turf may be. I know we'll win comfortably, but I don't want to see any unnecessary injuries. Also, it'd be nice to have a dry track so ZM can get some w...
| O-T Lounge|| Study: Smoking Pot Permanently Lowers IQ - ClientNumber9 on 8/27/12 at 8:26 pm|
Oh, wait- you mean the hipster stoner types were wrong all along? I can't imagine...
[link=(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9426205/Cannabis-smoking-permanently-lowers-IQ.html)]Study: Smoking Pot Per...