| SEC Rant|| Which SEC matchups are you excited about next season? - bdskelton on 1/3/15 at 1:59 pm|
Now that it's the offseason :angry: , what are some SEC match-ups you look forward to next season? I think I'm going to skip the majority of Bama home games next year, and try to catch a few road trips instead: (1) Defintely want to head on to Auburn for the Iron Bowl; and (2) Going to try to he...
| More Sports Board|| Playoff committee needs to do 2 things: - bdskelton on 12/7/14 at 6:01 am|
(1) No way in hell should they even think about leaving FSU out. Personally, I still think they should be number one as the last undefeated and defending champs, but in the final 4 will work.
(2) eliminate tcu from the discussion and debate between OSU and Baylor. TCU and Baylor played the sam...
| SEC Rant|| Good Game Aubs! - bdskelton on 11/30/14 at 10:32 am|
One of the more exciting Iron Bowls that I can remember. Probably not quite to the level of last year considering both teams were in the running last year (and that damn last second...) but this years edition was electric from beginning to end. Im just glad Bama was able to win one of these types o...
| SEC Rant|| We Bama fans are just terrible - bdskelton on 8/31/14 at 10:53 am|
Already after game 1, there is unrest with Saban. When I watched the game yesterday I noticed (and have before) that our fans in the stands don't just look disappointed when another team scores or does something positive, but look disgusted that Alabama would allow it to happen. Sims looked fine ...
| Soccer Board|| Thinking about picking an MLS team and diving in. - bdskelton on 7/2/14 at 5:26 am|
After the last world cup, I tried to get into club soccer by watching premier league games on ESPN but ultimately lost interest. For one, there is a seven hour time zone difference. Another, I think the no playoffs thing at the end of the season is pretty anticlimactic (Man City a couple of years ...
| Movie/TV Board|| How I Met Your Mother alternate ending - bdskelton on 6/6/14 at 9:40 pm|
Random thought thread, but I'm watching some episodes on syndication (around season 5 or so) and it kept showing flashes of Robin/Ted which make sense knowing the ultimate ending. I initially hated the finale, then tried to defend it, but now hate it again for this reason:
The ultimate point of...
| Movie/TV Board|| What movie adaptations are better than the books? - bdskelton on 6/4/14 at 7:37 pm|
In general I tend to like original books better than their movie/tv adaptations. Harry Potter for sure. Game of Thrones the tv show has been leveling the playing field for a while, but I probably still prefer the books.
I've never really been a purist, so I think I tend to give adaptations a be...
| Gaming Board|| Best Buy Geek Squad vs Microsoft repairs - bdskelton on 4/7/14 at 5:59 pm|
My Xbox One has essentially bricked. It won't receive power, and I've spoke with Microsoft and they say it will have to be repaired (frick you Microsoft, my PS3 is still going strong after 6+ years).
Anyways, I bought my Xbox from Best Buy with their 2 year warranty. Does it void any sort of Mic...
| SEC Rant|| More egregious championship rematch? - bdskelton on 3/27/14 at 9:30 pm|
Which of these rematches for a national championship is most indicative of a flaw in its sport's system:
(A) The one we all know. 2011 LSU vs Bama. LSU won the "Game of the Century" in Tuscaloosa, won the SEC title, only to lose the National Title in a rematch against an extra motivated Bama ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Hangover 3 is pretty awesome - bdskelton on 3/25/14 at 8:26 pm|
Watching Hangover 3 for the first time on HBO. This movie is friggin hilarious, and I feel like it is the real sequel to the first one. Allen is as funny as he was in the first one, and there a few surprises in the story since it's not a carbon copy like Hangover 2.
Haven't heard many people ta...
| Gaming Board|| Xenoblade vs The Last Story - bdskelton on 3/9/14 at 7:41 am|
I bought Xenoblade a couple of years ago because of all the hype
of it being the best current Jrpg out there. Unfortunately I didn't get into it and didn't play it much after the first town.
After looking at videos and reviews, I think The Last Story might suit me better. Seems more similar to...
| SEC Rant|| Will the SEC get back to defense any time soon? - bdskelton on 1/5/14 at 1:18 pm|
Offenses this year put up insane, record numbers for the conference. I know it's been building to this point, but it almost seemed to come out of nowhere for some of the teams who didn't do jack last year (Auburn, Mizzou).
Just as a style and brand of football, I can honestly say I do not enjoy ...
| Gaming Board|| Got an XbONE today - Any tips? - bdskelton on 12/30/13 at 6:08 pm|
After owning PS1, PS2, and PS3, I decided to jump ship to Microsoft this generation (nothing against PS4, just figured I'd change it up and I like the TV integration).
Any advice from Xbox One owners, such as: Good (free even) game downloads, apps, little known but useful voice commands, or what...
| Coaching Changes|| Jimmy Sexton's Big Play? - bdskelton on 12/12/13 at 5:46 pm|
I know it's been discussed already that this whole Saban/Texas ordeal is likely Sexton making a play for bigger money. I just wanted to expound on that a little bit because this coaching change-over has reached astronimical levels compared to most. I don't think that's by accident.
We all know ...
| SEC Rant|| Rolling Toomers is a pretty awesome tradition. - bdskelton on 12/8/13 at 7:26 am|
Watching sportscenter, and they cut live to Toomers this morning and it almost looks like a blizzard hit :lol:. Ive always thought rolling Toomers was a pretty cool victory celebration, and I cant think of any other organized vixtory celebrations like it. Updyke is such a piece of shite....
| More Sports Board|| Sparty to Rose Bowl no matter what? - bdskelton on 12/4/13 at 3:22 pm|
Forgive me if this has already been discussed, but does michigan state go to the Rose Bowl no matter what happens on Saturday? I dont buy them going all the way to #2 in the polls with a win, so it seems lile whether they are number in the Big10 or runner up to undefeated Ohio State, they will end ...
| SEC Rant|| Some perspective on Saban's coaching decisions - bdskelton on 12/2/13 at 8:53 pm|
Let me start off by saying I pretty much agreed with every decision Saban made on Saturday:
(1) I agreed with going for it on 4th down and short because of the way field goals were going all night.
(2) I agreed with kicking a field goal at the end of the game. I didn't like our chances in o...
| Gaming Board|| I'm being swayed to Xbox One... - bdskelton on 10/26/13 at 8:40 am|
I've been a Playstation loyalist for 3 generations, and when both of the next-generation consoles were announced PS4 was a slam dunk win. However, as time has gone on and Microsoft has backtracked on the used games, etc, I'm failing to see what advantages the PS4 has at this point.
| Movie/TV Board|| I'm a free born man of the USA! (The Wire finale, spoilers) - bdskelton on 8/29/13 at 6:41 pm|
To those who knew what this topic was about, I finished The Wire yesterday, and just damn! I can't believe that I'll ever see another television program that had me as invested in the characters as The Wire did. Jimmy's wake scene has got to be one of the most satisfying scenes I've ever watched, ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Funny scenes on serious dramas - bdskelton on 7/31/13 at 7:55 pm|
Just started season 4 of The Wire yesterday, and it opened with one of the most hilarious scenes on the show so far:[link=(http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=nyWJ_rattv8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnyWJ_rattv8)]Snoop Buys a Nail Gun[/link]
"You earned that buck like a motherfricker, keep dat shit!" :lo...