| 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...
| Gaming Board|| Games you are most excited for this fall - bdskelton on 7/12/13 at 11:10 pm|
What games are you looking forward to picking up this fall (well, now to the end of the year)?
(3). Final fantasy 10 HD (October 16, rumored)
(2) Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD (September 10)
(1) Grand Theft Auto 5! (September 17)
A little sad that out of the only three games I plan...
| Movie/TV Board|| GoT Mhysa scene opinions? - bdskelton on 6/12/13 at 9:09 pm|
Everyone seemed to unanimously hate this scene. I just rewatched the episode, and I still enjoyed it (liked the scene the first time around too).
Yea maybe they had set a precedent for the supernatural endings the first two seasons (and there was one in particular book readers know that would ...
| SEC Rant|| Traditional Rivals (UA-Tenn, AU-UGA) as OOC games? - bdskelton on 5/30/13 at 11:44 am|
I have been on the 9 game band wagon for a whole because I want to preserve the traditional rivalries, but still wanted to play the other cross divisional teams more often than every 10 years or whatever it is. Now I'm sorta thinking keep the 8 game schedule, get rid of the permanent rivals, and pl...
| Gaming Board|| Anybody playing Ni No Kuni? - bdskelton on 1/26/13 at 7:19 am|
I picked it up and it is living up to the hype for me. First game in a while, especially Jrpg, that has some old school charm to it and has sucked me in.
With Final Fantasy falling off the bandwagon, and other new acclaimed jrpgs just not doing it for me (Xenoblade.....) maybe Level 5 will be th...
| SEC Rant|| The Amazing Gus Johnson! - bdskelton on 11/30/12 at 10:15 pm|
Anybody else think Gus Johnson is an amazing announcer? I wish CBS would go after him to replace Verne for the SEC games. This Stanford-UCLA game (and all I've watched on Fox this year) are that much more exciting with Gus at the mic....
| SEC Rant|| Texas vs Texas A&M Cotton Bowl - bdskelton on 11/11/12 at 3:52 pm|
First of all congrats Aggies. To be honest I had hoped you and Mizzou would take a beating all year long as a sort of initiation, but A&M definetly earned their stripes by taking down one of the conference's elite. :cheers:
I can think of nothing greater to cap this season for A&M than by whoppi...
| Political Talk|| Political Power of Jon Stewart - bdskelton on 11/7/12 at 4:12 pm|
This is probably a topic that has been discussed countless times on this board, I don't know (didn't jump on the P.T. board until a few days ago like many).
But what kind of real political power do the Jon Stewarts and Colberts of the world carry? I've thought for a while that eventually these g...
| SEC Rant|| Monday's game meaningless! Real champion is... - bdskelton on 1/6/12 at 8:17 pm|
West Virginia! Just in case you havent kept up with the College Football Championship Belt, West Virginia ripped it away from Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
| SEC Rant|| Monday's game - bdskelton on 1/6/12 at 8:15 pm|
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| SEC Rant|| Alabama Student Tickets: - bdskelton on 12/7/11 at 7:07 pm|
Who's in? Who's out?
Still waiting on my email but based on my hours and hours of others who qualified I should be good....
| SEC Rant|| Bama Students: - bdskelton on 12/5/11 at 8:03 am|
Check in (:nana:)if you requested your ticket yet. I can't get on the site yet. I'm sure the thousands of others doing the same has the system down :banghead:...
| SEC Rant|| How many All-SEC National Championship games in the next 15 years? - bdskelton on 12/4/11 at 7:59 pm|
First off, :cheers: to a rematch Tigahs! I'm pumped and can't wait to get my student ticket this week and head down to New Orleans in January.
Moving on, let's hope this controversial decision leads to a plus one. I'm against a full blown playoff (8 or 16 teams) as I think there are rarely mor...
| SEC Rant|| What if Wolfe rumors are wrong? - bdskelton on 12/4/11 at 12:23 pm|
Imagine that after the Harris poll comes at around 1 pm today, and it looks like by all the gurus who have calculated it that Bama is a lock, at 7:15 tonight we are just watching to confirm and it turns out that the Wolfe computers have OSU number 2 anyways.
Yes I'm paranoid and obsessed and shou...
| SEC Rant|| Feel much better after some sleep. - bdskelton on 12/4/11 at 5:44 am|
Not neccessarily about our chances of making the game now, but more about whatever happens, happens. If Bama gets in I will be excited and I don't think people should argue they are the 2nd best team in the country. However if OSU gets the nod then all we need to know is we should have won on Nove...