| Outdoor Board|| Heading to Leeville Fri-Sun, anyone fished there recently? - slackster on 4/9/14 at 8:46 am|
A group of buddies and I are heading out there this weekend. I haven't fished there since October, and any we absolutely slaughtered reds - my significant other and I caught 40 over three days!
It has been quite a while since I've fished there in the spring, so I'm looking for any tips. The weat...
| More Sports Board|| 3 perfect brackets left in the Billion Dollar Challenge - Now none - slackster on 3/21/14 at 6:43 pm|
From what I can tell on the unofficial standings, there are 3 perfect brackets left. There were 6 before Oklahoma State lost.
Interestingly enough, two of the three remaining have NC Central over Iowa State, and one has NC Central, SFA, and Providence advancing. Also, two of them have Mercer in ...
| More Sports Board|| How much of your Sweet 16 is still intact? - slackster on 3/21/14 at 3:14 pm|
I've still got 14 of my 16 alive. :nana:
But I've already lost 2 of my Elite 8 teams. :banghead:
fricking Cincy and New Mexico. Two years in a row New Mexico has fricked me. ...
| More Sports Board|| Today I lost _____ who I had going to the _____! - slackster on 3/21/14 at 12:48 am|
For me, it is Cincy in the Elite 8. :banghead:...
| More Sports Board|| Louisville losing blows up every bracket - True or False? - slackster on 3/20/14 at 11:43 pm|
No legitimate contender has Louisville losing, right?
ETA: Too much drinking and autocorrect changed True into Tuesday. :lol: :banghead:...
| More Sports Board|| To hell with the Billion Dollar Challenge - just hit on a 32-team parlay instead - slackster on 3/19/14 at 7:18 pm|
I was bored this evening so I used an exponential regression on the true odds for parlay payouts to determine how many you would have to hit on a $1 bet to win at least a billion dollars. Using standard -110 odds, you would need to hit a 32-team parlay to win $1,640,768,042. A 31-team bet would [i]o...
| Money Talk|| Why are people excited about a tax refund? - slackster on 3/19/14 at 10:06 am|
I'm not sure where the MT stands on tax refunds, but I hate them. In fact, I get somewhat sick if I see that I am getting a refund, because that means my money spent a year or more with the IRS earning exactly NO money for me.
Barring any drastic year-end changes, I believe you can accurately ju...
| Money Talk|| "Every business is a Ponzi/pyramid scheme" - Bitcoin/MLM spinoff - slackster on 3/13/14 at 10:09 am|
There are many definitions of a Ponzi or pyramid scheme, but there is a very simple solution to discover if someone is involved in a Ponzi scheme or a pyramid scheme - accuse them. If their argument centers on the idea that "every business is a pyramid scheme, you're boss makes money off of you and ...
| More Sports Board|| Should the NFL adopt Bird rights instead of the Franchise tag? - slackster on 3/5/14 at 9:02 am|
I was reading an article on Deadspin and it mentioned Bird rights in the NBA as a better alternative to the franchise tag. What does the MSB think?
For a refresher:
[quote]There are two types of franchise tag designations: the exclusive rights franchise tag, and non-exc...
| More Sports Board|| Are HBP included in BB/9 statistics? - slackster on 3/1/14 at 10:50 am|
| Movie/TV Board|| Has House of Cards impacted your Netflix membership? - slackster on 2/18/14 at 1:12 pm|
Netflix stock has been on a pretty solid run as of late and alot of it has been attributed to their original programming. I'm wondering if any of you subscribed to Netflix specifically for House of Cards or any other original programming, or if any current subscribers would bail if Netflix lacked or...
| More Sports Board|| Spinoff: if Bonds doesn't get busted, is he unanimously into the HOF? - slackster on 2/13/14 at 3:01 pm|
To be clear, this is not an argument about whether he would have similar numbers without steroids. I'm asking if you completely remove the steroid era stigma, would his numbers be enough?
7x MVP, including 4 straight
73 HRs in a season
688 intentional wal...
| SEC Recruiting|| Florida bringing in a very impressive class - slackster on 2/5/14 at 9:17 am|
I'm very impressed with the class Florida currently has on board. Despite historic struggles this year, they've been able to bring in a huge haul without a head coaching change. Looks like holding on to Boom will pay big dividends in the talent department at the very least.
| More Sports Board|| Check out Coach Kent Murphy's baseball tips... - slackster on 1/24/14 at 1:17 pm|
SIAP, but I just came across this guy on YouTube, and I'm not sure I've laughed this hard in a while. If you played baseball at any level, I think you will find these hilarious. The links are NSFW due to language.
| Money Talk|| Tell me why I shouldn't LOVE bank stocks in 2014? - slackster on 1/15/14 at 8:38 am|
After BAC's earnings today, is anyone doubting regional and national banks heading into 2014?
I believe all of these are worth a look: BAC, MS, GS, WFC, IBKC, JPM, STI, and BBT...
| More Sports Board|| Should you get 1.5 or 2 goals for making a long range soccer kick? - slackster on 1/10/14 at 8:56 am|
This is a spinoff from the "eliminate the 3 point line" thread. Hardly anyone agreed with the OP, so I was wondering if the same sentiments would hold true for soccer. Should a team get 1.5 goals or more for making a shot from beyond 25 yards? 25 yards would be an arc from the center of the goal lin...
| Gaming Board|| MyGM on NBA 2K14 - loophole in contract negotiation problems (Xbox One and PS4) - slackster on 1/9/14 at 12:38 pm|
SIAP, but I found a way to change the contract information when negotiating with players. If all you want to do is change the salary amount, you hold down the left or right directional pad while you're in the negotiation and it is your turn to either "offer the contract" or "walk away". Holding down...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| If anything, yesterday should prove that LSU does not "recruit itself" - slackster on 1/3/14 at 11:25 am|
This board and the Rant have this preconceived notion that LSU can simply show up and pull in Top 10 recruiting classes because of the talent in LA. Of the top 15 committed prospects in LA, according to 247sports, 7 are going OOS. Those 7 are going to 5 different schools – Alabama, Texas A&M, Flori...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| If there was ever a year we could afford to lose Speedy, it is 2014 - slackster on 1/2/14 at 9:48 am|
Look, I believe Speedy will be a college star, and I would LOVE to have him in this class, but I just don't think he will make or break the class. We signed a few studs last year at WR, and assuming we get Chi, Quinn, Upchurch, and Chark, I believe we will be just fine at that position.
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Will the UA All-American Game be streamed online? - slackster on 1/2/14 at 9:25 am|
If so, where?
| LSU Recruiting Board|| If you had to bet the farm on one of the remaining targets to commit here... - slackster on 12/27/13 at 8:13 am|
Who would it be? In other words, if you had to wager your entire net worth on a target committing to LSU, who would it be?
I think I'd roll with Fournette. :nana:...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| League champions - share the story of your team here - slackster on 12/24/13 at 11:30 am|
I won the my league last night for the second time in three years. I was 2-4 at one point, but won 9 straight to grab the title. I had 29 add-drops during the year and I started 34 different players during the season. I even owned 5 different Cleveland Browns players thought the year, but I still wo...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| You knew you were going to win it all after ... - slackster on 12/24/13 at 10:41 am|
Literally, the final play of Week 16 for me. I was down 5 with the 49ers DST against Dawson before that pick-6. Went up 3 on the TD and up 2 after the XP. Then went down 1 after the Falcons went over 400 yds. Thought I was done with the FGA, but Harbaugh and Matty Ice saved me. Won by 1! If they don...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Cousins or Fitzpatrick - I've got Delanie Walker and I'm facing Garcon - slackster on 12/18/13 at 2:21 pm|
Standard scoring, 6 points per passing TD.
Fitzpatrick had a nice outing last time he played Jacksonville (31.5 points) and Walker had a TD (12.2 points).
Cousins faces the Cowboys D which is atrocious, and I can effectively negate any points he gets for Garcon.
I could really use some f...
| More Sports Board|| What is the MSB's opinion of Jimmy V? - slackster on 12/17/13 at 6:16 pm|
Jimmy Valvano died before I got to junior high, but from everything I've heard and read, he was a solid coach and a helluva speaker. His ESPY speech is simply incredible, and I thoroughly enjoyed the "Survive and Advance" 30 for 30 on the 1982-83 NCST national championship team with Valvano at the h...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| The official "I need Megatron to ______ in order to win" thread - slackster on 12/16/13 at 10:00 am|
I need Megatron to stay within 16 points of Torrey Smith to go to the ship. I like my chances. :nana: ...
| Coaching Changes|| If Saban gets 10+ million per year, what will the next big coach get? - slackster on 12/12/13 at 9:52 am|
Regardless of where Saban ends up, this ordeal will be great for the pocket books of coaches everywhere. If Saban gets 10 or so million from Texas/Alabama, where will the rest of the top college coaches settle when they renegotiate contracts in the next few years?
2013 Salaries for reference:
| Fantasy Sports Board|| How worried should I be about the weather and my WRs? - slackster on 12/11/13 at 12:44 pm|
Non-PPR. Standard scoring. I need 3 and I've got:
Megatron - against Baltimore in a dome.
A. J. Green - 8:30PM @ Pittsburgh. Forecast 20 degrees, 20% chance of snow, 10 MPH winds
Josh Gordon - 1:00PM @ Chicago. Forecast 17 degrees, 30% chance of snow, 14 MPH winds
Harry Douglas - against Wash...
| O-T Lounge|| Any suggestions buying jewelry - specifically pearls? - slackster on 12/11/13 at 12:14 pm|
I'd like to get my significant other a set of pearls (necklace, studs, perhaps bracelet) for Christmas, but I've got no clue what I'm doing. I'd like to avoid getting screwed on the price and/or quality. Any advice from the OT?...
| More Sports Board|| BCS Bowls possibilities - slackster on 12/5/13 at 9:57 am|
I'm trying to get a feel for what we're looking at in the National Championship as well as the Rose, Sugar, Orange, and Fiesta.
The way I see it:
[b]VIZIO BCS National Championship[/b]
#1 BCS vs. #2 BCS
FSU vs. Ohio State/Auburn/Mizzou
January 6th, 2014 Pasadena, CA
[i]Realistically, it ...