| Political Talk|| What should the legal drinking age be? - benhamin5555 on 5/2/13 at 12:13 am|
I'm curious as to everyone's opinion on the drinking age. I think having it at 21 is stupid and makes no sense. I'd be in favor of a system like the Netherlands: 16 for beer,wine,etc and 18 for hard liquor....
| O-T Lounge|| Those pictures with a fat girl next to an anorexic/ super skinny girl - benhamin5555 on 1/29/13 at 7:34 pm|
You know what I'm talking about? The ones that say that the skinny girl is not beautiful but the fat one is.
Do they not annoy you more than anything? Basically what they're saying is, it's bad to be too skinny, so you should be too fat instead.
Why can't we all just accept that size 2-6 women...
| More Sports Board|| Official Super Bowl Prediction Thread - benhamin5555 on 1/24/13 at 5:14 pm|
| More Sports Board|| Bernard pollard says Brady should be fined for slide - benhamin5555 on 1/21/13 at 11:45 pm|
I agree. With all these defensive players getting fined for BS reason why shouldnt Brady be held to the same standard?
God he is such a pussycat without the cat....
| More Sports Board|| Is this the best weekend of the year for football fans? - benhamin5555 on 1/18/13 at 2:29 pm|
I've always thought that conference championship weekend is the best. You usually have 2 highly competitive games without the dumb halftime show and media BS of the super bowl.
| More Sports Board|| Was baseball more exciting during the "steroid" era? - benhamin5555 on 1/10/13 at 3:03 pm|
I think you could make the case that baseball was more fun to watch in the 90s and early 2000s with guys like Bonds, McGuire, Clemens dominating.
Just seems like there is less interest in baseball now than there was then.
Dare I say that perhaps MLB should have just left the juicers alone? ...
| More Sports Board|| I've got a case of sports depression - benhamin5555 on 1/9/13 at 8:06 pm|
What started out such a great fall/winter for me sports wise (Giants winning the series) has just completely fell off a cliff.
I can handle the Saints having a hugely disappointing season.
I can handle the Tigers narrowly missing out on another national title. The Bama loss was though to swall...
| More Sports Board|| So at the end of the season...which CFB teams are really the 5 best - benhamin5555 on 1/8/13 at 10:58 pm|
| More Sports Board|| NFL playoff prediction thread - benhamin5555 on 12/28/12 at 7:54 pm|
Wild card games:
Seahawks over Cowboys/Redskins
Packers over Vikings
Patriots over Bengals
Ravens over Colts
Seahawks over Falcons
Packers over Niners
Broncos over Ravens
Patriots over Texans
Packers over Seahawks
| More Sports Board|| Ranking the "watchability" of each sport's regular season - benhamin5555 on 12/24/12 at 5:39 pm|
From worst to best:
NBA- The fact that a coach actually could afford to rest his 3 best players for a big road game should speak for itself. More than half the teams in the league make the playoffs, there are way too many games, and it seems as if teams just decide not to play defense sometimes.
| More Sports Board|| Why don't Utah/Charlotte/NOLA just do a three way name change? - benhamin5555 on 12/11/12 at 6:01 pm|
New Orleans Jazz
Seems like an ideal solution to me :dunno:...
| More Sports Board|| What are the 5 best CFB programs right now? - benhamin5555 on 12/10/12 at 4:28 am|
In no particular order:
Struggling to find a 5th...Texas maybe? They've had a couple of crappy years but will always be extremely high up on the recruiting rankings. And they have their own TV network....
| Political Talk|| Does anyone else have a problem with the way SCOTUS judges are selected/kept - benhamin5555 on 12/9/12 at 10:26 pm|
I don't really like the idea of leaving important moral decisions up to 9 old geezers hand picked by presidents...why can't SCOTUS judges be elected and have term limits just like everyone else?...
| More Sports Board|| The obligatory "rank the QBs" thread - benhamin5555 on 12/9/12 at 2:24 pm|
Since it is almost impossible to actually rank each NFL QB from best to worst, just put them in tiers from elite to awful. Here's mine:
[b]Tier 1[/b] (elite)
[b]Tier 2[/b] (solid)
| More Sports Board|| What NFL team will move to Los Angeles? - benhamin5555 on 12/7/12 at 9:59 pm|
The deadline for a team to apply is Feb 13, 2013. Right now the only likely candidates seem to be the Chargers, Raiders, and Rams.
Whichever team moves to LA will play at the Rose Bowl until the new downtown stadium is finished (I think it will open in 2016)....
| More Sports Board|| When will the Raiders and Browns be good again? - benhamin5555 on 12/6/12 at 12:59 pm|
Both of these historic franchises have been completely irrelevant in the last decade...neither has made the playoffs once since the Raiders' super bowl run in 2002. I just wonder how long it will take for them to return to prominence.
The Raiders seemed to be on an upswing until that absolutely i...
| More Sports Board|| Say what you want about Crennel as a coach - benhamin5555 on 12/3/12 at 1:05 am|
But I think he has handled this tragedy in KC as well as anybody could. And I respect him a lot for that....
| More Sports Board|| Joe Flacco is beyond terrible - benhamin5555 on 12/2/12 at 4:28 pm|
That last throw :yack:
How this guy is a starter in the NFL is beyond me....
| More Sports Board|| I've always hated Ohio State but they shouldn't be banned from postseason play - benhamin5555 on 11/27/12 at 5:21 pm|
I don't get it. None of the current players were involved in anything bad and that scumbag POS Tressel is gone, so why do the current players and coaching staff have to suffer? Why not just hit the University with major fines and scholarship limits instead of screwing over the current players?...
| More Sports Board|| Coaches get away with horrible decisions sometimes - benhamin5555 on 11/25/12 at 8:04 pm|
The chances of making a 55 yarder with Crosby can't be higher than converting a 4th and 3 with Aaron Rodgers. What was he thinking?...
| More Sports Board|| So why can't pass interference be challenged/ reviewed? - benhamin5555 on 11/25/12 at 6:05 pm|
Pass interference calls are blown way too often, so should they be challengeable?
If you don't think so, what would you suggest to fix the problem?...
| Tiger Rant|| Those that care so much about Bama not winning the title - benhamin5555 on 11/23/12 at 6:20 pm|
Why do you all seem so hell bent on Alabama not having success...honestly I don't give a crap who wins the title if it isn't LSU...
| More Sports Board|| Why can't you challenge penalties in the NFL? - benhamin5555 on 11/19/12 at 9:39 pm|
I would guess that about 85% of bad calls in the NFL are on pass interference or holding penalties. Why aren't coaches allowed to challenge?...
| SEC Rant|| Tenn fans...realistically what does your future look like? - benhamin5555 on 11/19/12 at 6:26 pm|
LSU is getting screwed by UT's mediocrity. Alabama basically gets an auto win every season while we have to play UF. So my question is, how many years do you think it will take for Tennessee to be competitive with Alabama?...
| More Sports Board|| Can someone explain pac-12 tiebreakers - benhamin5555 on 11/18/12 at 11:35 pm|
If UCLA beats Stanford and Oregon State beats Oregon...Stanford will win the North w/ 2 conference losses & UCLA will win the South w/ 2 conference losses.
Where would the pac-12 title game be played in this situation?...
| More Sports Board|| Coach of the year/ worst coach of the year - benhamin5555 on 11/18/12 at 11:20 pm|
Coach of the year:
My picks- COTY: Shaw WCOTY: Kiffin
| More Sports Board|| USC fans - benhamin5555 on 11/17/12 at 11:35 pm|
Went to the USC-UCLA game today and I had a blast...found both the USC and UCLA fans to be extremely friendly and classy (with a few exceptions obviously)...overall incredible atmosphere, the best I've seen outside of an LSU game. The F-16 flyover was absolutely epic.
I will admit I've hated USC ...
| Political Talk|| Why do so many people think "liberal" means socialist? - benhamin5555 on 11/13/12 at 4:11 pm|
Wikipedia on "economic liberalism": [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_theory_of_economics)]LINK[/link]
[quote]Economic liberalism is the ideological belief in organizing the economy on individualist lines, such that the greatest possible number of economic decisions are made by private ...
| Political Talk|| Science grades by state - benhamin5555 on 11/13/12 at 3:43 pm|
Interesting to see the South do relatively well compared to the rest of the nation, with Louisiana the best of the bunch.
All those upper Midwest states thoug...
| Tiger Rant|| So...let's talk BCS scenarios - benhamin5555 on 11/11/12 at 4:36 pm|
I am by absolutely no means a BCS expert so if any of you are...your wisdom would be greatly appreciated here.
My understanding is that no more than 2 teams from each conference can play in BCS bowls.
The winner of Bama/UGA will play in the Sugar while the loser will almost certainly not play ...