| Soccer Board|| College Soccer considers longer season split between fall and spring - Methuselah on 7/24/14 at 4:08 pm|
Found this link on the LaPrep soccer board. Most comments I've come across seem to thing it's a good idea.
Here is the [link=(http://thesoccerobserver.com/2014/07/20/college-soccer-looks-to-full-year-schedule-to-bolster-its-relevance/)]LINK[/link] to the story.
But here's a [link=(http://www...
| Political Talk|| What would happen if a country like the Netherlands bombed some Ukrainian rebels - Methuselah on 7/23/14 at 12:56 pm|
Would Russia retaliate on behalf of the separatists? In what way? Or would they just voice displeasure?...
| Soccer Board|| Arsenal players trying out New York accents - Methuselah on 7/21/14 at 10:32 pm|
(I see OBUDan has also linked this in the Arsenal thread. But I figured it deserved it's own thread - if I'm wrong, please feel free to delte, mods).
| Movie/TV Board|| Has there ever been better public service spots than Schoolhouse Rock? - Methuselah on 7/21/14 at 4:35 pm|
And what was your favorite.
There were several I loved but I think I'll have to go with:
| Movie/TV Board|| Is there a dead period between a film's theatrical run and the DVD/On Demand? - Methuselah on 7/18/14 at 3:13 pm|
Ok. Help a brother out here.
I always thought that once a film closed at the box office it kinda went straight to things like DVD and OnDemand.
But I had a hankering to watch Captain America The Winter Soilder this weekend. So I checked the Red Box site for my area - It's not there yet. I ch...
| Soccer Board|| Promote youth and teen soccer in you area - Methuselah on 7/16/14 at 4:07 pm|
(I was going to post this in the "expanding our horizons" thread, but I didn't want to hijack that one).
For anyone looking to improve the sport here in America in the long run, I think there are some things that could have an impact).
- Go to some high school soccer games in your area. Most ...
| Movie/TV Board|| When channel surfing does anybody go to the networks anymore? - Methuselah on 7/14/14 at 8:12 pm|
(I know, I know, channel surfing itself is probably pretty passe - but old habits die hard I guess).
But I realized that I hardly ever go to the networks while surfing. Usually I check out the sports channels, then maybe AMC, TNT, maybe HBO and maybe something like the old Military Channel (can'...
| Movie/TV Board|| Why is it that WWII so dominates the war movie genre? - Methuselah on 7/9/14 at 8:30 pm|
Sure, there are some popular war movies from other wars. Some Vietnam movies, some recent war on terror movies, movies about ancient wars, etc.
But it seems like the WWII movies, and in particular the Western Front, really dominates. (At one time the pacific theater was up there with John Wayn...
| Soccer Board|| Would adding an additional ref or two at the highest levels be desirable? - Methuselah on 7/7/14 at 10:37 am|
I'm not trying to be one of those people that advocate changing the game to improve scoring or any of that surf.
But I was wondering what opinions were to adding an additional ref or two in very high level games such as the WC or the major professional leagues?
I think the refs get it right a ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Talking Dead Season 5 Preview - 7/6/14 - Methuselah on 7/6/14 at 8:02 pm|
Don't know if I'm going enjoy this or be pissed off since they're not liable to shed any real light on the upcoming season and we still have to wait....
| Soccer Board|| I'm enjoying the accents of the analysts in the round table talks at the WC - Methuselah on 7/5/14 at 1:30 pm|
The round table discussions are pretty great with all the different accents.
Although sometimes I do find myself wishing a fight would break out between say a Scotch and an English analyst or maybe between a German and Dutch analyst....
| Soccer Board|| What would you like to see from soccer in the US going forward? - Methuselah on 7/2/14 at 7:05 am|
We've all been batting around things that we think will make the national team better for World Cup and other competition. ie: more and better academies. A better way to identify future talent at younger ages, etc. And that's understandable since we are in the middle of a WC.
But outside of th...
| Soccer Board|| Give us your homer and realistic pics for the score tomorrow. - Methuselah on 6/30/14 at 6:14 pm|
(If prediction threads are somehow in breach of Soccer Board etiquette, feel free to delete, mods).
Homer pick: US 2-1 Belgians
Realistic pick: Oh, frick it: US 2-1 Belgians
:usa: :nana: :usa:...
| Soccer Board|| soccer aficionados - explain to me about the accumulation of yellows. - Methuselah on 6/29/14 at 8:19 pm|
In the last few games I've seen the caption a couple of times when a player gets a yellow that he "is out for the next game"
How many yellows does a player need to get in how many games to be banned for a game? And they said at some point the yellows were wiped clean. When is that?
And it lo...
| Movie/TV Board|| Commercials that you find just plain depressing - Methuselah on 6/28/14 at 11:26 am|
Caught a Burger King commercial this morning that showed this guy aging from a kid to old age, all the while chomping on BK Whoppers and stuff. There have also been similar commercials in the past for stuff like insurance.
For some reason, I just find these kind of commercials to be kind of a...
| Movie/TV Board|| Anybody here ever read Leon Uris? - Methuselah on 6/27/14 at 7:10 am|
I tried this guy out because he was on a list of "historical fiction" writers I came across. (I'm always looking for new authors to read).
Anyway, it read [i]Mitla Pass[/i] by him and it was a very good read. It was about the '56 Sinai
Campaign. Well that was the basis for it though it covered...
| Soccer Board|| Anybody know what process US soccer has in place to identify and develop players - Methuselah on 6/25/14 at 11:49 am|
I saw in a link posted in the thread about Wynalda's crazy comments that when Klinsman signed the contract through 2018 that he also was given the additional position of technical director of the US Soccer Federation.
Which makes me wonder if he will try to revamp whatever system they have in pla...
| Movie/TV Board|| While the board is on a bit of a comedy kick - weigh in on the Marx Brothers - Methuselah on 6/21/14 at 4:40 pm|
I remember when I was younger I absolutely loved those old Marx Brothers movies. Heck I still find myself quoting some old Groucho lines in certain situations.
But I haven't seen any of them in years and I don't know how they have held up. I know I tried to watch some old Three Stooges stuff a...
| Soccer Board|| Hypothetical - Where how would the top WC teams v. teams in the top leagues? - Methuselah on 6/19/14 at 6:40 pm|
For those in the know (or heck, for anyone who has an opinion):
How would the top World Cup teams (say the top 4 or so) do against the top teams in the big leagues - say EPL, La Liga or Bundesliga? (I understand the overlap would make this unrealistic IRL but play along for the sake of the hypoth...
| Movie/TV Board|| What's your favorite television commercial - any time period. - Methuselah on 6/5/14 at 9:30 pm|
I know that in recent years, there have been a lot of popular ones, mostly first aired during super bowls. But I like some of the old school ones.
- The alka seltzer plop plop fizz fizz one. (and the "I can't believe he ate the whole thing" one is right up there too).
- The Wendy's "where's...
| Movie/TV Board|| What are your favorite Band of Brothers scenes? - Methuselah on 6/1/14 at 8:56 am|
Been watching it again after breaking out the DVD's on memorial day and enjoying the heck out of it again.
There are a ton of scenes I love but some of my favorites are:
1- The scene while they're watching the movie and Luz keeps quoting it out loud - "Got a Penny". Just seems to capture the ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Do photon torpedoes serve any function that phasers don't? - Methuselah on 5/29/14 at 9:49 pm|
Knowledgeable Star Trek fans, help he out here. Seems like Phasers can do anything a photon torpedeo can do, and maybe even do it better. What am I missing.
Ad while we're at it - what weapon arrays have the upper hand - Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Buckaroo Banzai or Flash Gordon? Which early 80's cult/camp film ya got? - Methuselah on 5/18/14 at 7:55 am|
I have to admit to a bit of a guilty pleasure in the old Flash Gordon movie. Might just be Dale Arden and Pricess Aura but I thought it was pretty cool back in the day.
Neither movie seems to air much these days....
| Tiger Rant|| Ego !! to da bears - Methuselah on 5/9/14 at 7:35 pm|
another Tiger is drafted....
| Movie/TV Board|| What films you love were "homages" to lesser known (at least in the US) films? - Methuselah on 4/25/14 at 9:15 pm|
* inspired by some discussion in the Tarantino thread.
What are some of your favorite films that were inspired by either foreign works or lesser known American works? And have you seen the original work and how do they compare?
Two I can think of:
[i]A Fistful of Dollars[/i] - I've read wa...
| Movie/TV Board|| Cosmos - 4/20-21 episode "The Clean Room" - Methuselah on 4/21/14 at 9:52 pm|
Looks like this show has faded from the collective national spotlight. And I have to admit I watch Game of Thrones (and Walking Dead before that) on Sunday nights. But I still try to catch it on Mondays on National Geographic or if not I watch it on Fox On Demand.
I thought tonight's episode wa...
| Movie/TV Board|| Do you have a favorite nature or animal show? - Methuselah on 4/16/14 at 1:19 pm|
I'm always awake for 5 am before the rest of the house and can't do much without making noise to wake everyone up. So I've been finding myself watching Animal channel - watching shows on at that time like Orangutan Island, Escape to Chimp Eden and Big Cat Diary.
Anybody watch these kind of shows...
| Movie/TV Board|| Put your favorite character(s) from a modern show in GoT (readers/spoilers ok) - Methuselah on 4/14/14 at 7:02 pm|
Another GoT thread? Why not. Here's something a little different.
(book readers allowed so non readers beware of possible spoilers)
What character from any of your favorite modern show do you think would thrive in the GoT universe? And what GoT characters would they most closely resemble?
| Movie/TV Board|| What historical fiction or fantasy would you like to see made into a series next - Methuselah on 4/2/14 at 4:16 pm|
With GoT having done it so well for fantasy, and things like the Tudors, Rome and Vikings, etc. having done well for historical fiction (though I'm not sure f any of those three started out as novels) , do you think there is anything out there that would have potential for a great series?
| Movie/TV Board|| Man, I'd forgotten how all over the place Purple Rain was - Methuselah on 3/28/14 at 10:14 pm|
Watching this, I'd say about 80% of it is crap. Especially the acting. Music is good though. And at one point it seems to try ever so briefly to rise above the stock "troubled artist" BS. But then it reverts back....