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Sidney Rice retiring due to concussions (taken from MSB board) - theGarnetWay
Saw this posted on the MSB, thought I'd post it here. Copying and pasting my response. [quote] ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is retiring, per league source. ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk Per source, Sidney Rice's decision to retire arises fr...


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Soccer Board
How did you become a fan of whatever club team you root for? - theGarnetWay
I've said it before that as much as I try to get into soccer and the EPL seems to be the main road for most Americans. I understand why, broadcast in English, an elite league, and I imagine many can even trace some roots back to a specific region / city. With that said I just can't latch myself on t...


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Music Board
Iron Maiden to stage WW1 era dog fight at festival (singer to be a pilot) - theGarnetWay
Well in light of that stupid death metal cube stunt I figured I'd link something that seems a true rock'n'roll stunt. For those that don't know Maiden is known for having a lot of songs about poetry, literature, and history (particularly wars and battles) and last year they had a Spitfire do a coupl...


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SEC Rant
SC-A&M Rivalry [on] off - New Trophy Possible. - theGarnetWay
Well SC and Mizzou got an arbitary and very generic looking trophy for both being in Columbia. Looks like SC and A&M might get one now I guess? [quote]James Butler Bonham, the University of South Carolina-educated hero of the Alamo, will adorn a trophy that could be exchanged by the Gamecocks and...


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Movie/TV Board
Your favorite scenes where one movie "nods" to another. - theGarnetWay
*Potential Spoilers* Not sure how many there necessarily are but I've always loved the end scene in Predator 2 when Danny Glover boards the Predator ship and their is an Alien skull in the Predator's trophy case. [img]http://i58.tinypic.com/szj5o7.jpg[/img] What are you favorites or s...


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Soccer Board
Interesting read on Brazil's domestic issues and its relation to the World Cup - theGarnetWay
Ran across this on the nytimes yesterday. Figured I'd post it here because I don't care much for the poli board and of course since it is WC related I thought you fellas might enjoy the read. [link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/world/americas/apprehension-and-apathy-compete-with-excitement-i...


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Soccer Board
Why are the British countries separated in soccer but not in other sports? - theGarnetWay
Was reading an article recently about Scotland potential becoming independent from Great Britain and amongst the pros and cons someone mentioned how they were born in Scotland but considered themselves British, not Scottish, and had a British passport as they all do etc. etc. etc. Also, I know th...


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Movie/TV Board
Scenes that strike your patriotic core no matter how many times you see it? - theGarnetWay
*Potential Spoilers* Regardless of how "Hollywooded" a scene may be or it may not even be necessarily accurate but what scenes do you watch that just hits home for that American in you? Was watching Black Hawk Down yesterday, hadn't sat down and watched it from start to finish since I saw ...


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Soccer Board
Better for the US: Have a winner in the Germany/Portugal match or a draw? - theGarnetWay
I know there are a lot of WC related threads already started but I wasn't sure where to put this question. Most are predicting to get out of the group the US is essentially required to get that W and the 3pts in the Ghana match because of how tough the Portugal and Germany matches will be, but wh...


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SEC Rant
Were the Gamecocks given the easiest path to Omaha? - theGarnetWay
Pretty short, but good, article on how SC may have been fortunate not to get that national seed given the tough roads given to those that did get one. [quote]Sometimes, the greatest blessings come from the prayers that go unanswered. Coming off its repulsive play in Hoover, No. 18 South Caroli...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
What are the Texans fans expecting out of this year? - theGarnetWay
I imagine there are some of you on here that are Cowboys fans but if I recall correctly on the pro-team sports thread I started a while back I got the impression that this may be the only major conference school that has as many Texans fans as A&M does so just a few questions. 1) Looking at the H...


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Movie/TV Board
Are there any good WW1 movies / series? Recommendations Welcome. - theGarnetWay
I'm not sure if it's because of the magnitude of WW2, the trench warfare nature of WW1, or because there were so many veterans alive to tell their stories of WW2 for modern film making but I can't help but think there aren't any really good WW1 movies or series like there are so many for the various...


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SEC Rant
Gamecock Baseball: 40+ wins for 15th straight season - theGarnetWay
Yes this is a circle jerk thread for SC fans but this kind of goes with that school streak thread started the other day. SC beat the Citadel 10-1 tonight to get there 40th win of the season which is our 15th straight. Haven't had a non-40+ win season since Tanner's 3rd year in 1999. Obviously...


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More Sports Board
Memorial Thread: Death of the hand drawn logo - theGarnetWay
This thread doesn't have a lot of substance but with unveiling of the new FSU logo I figure we could have a memorial thread of classic logos gone graphic design. Post your memorials here. Some examples: [img]http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/31/679/thumbs/seqwwgbjf0ihqeeu7w8i95s5g.gif[/img]...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
Housing in BCS Recommendations - theGarnetWay
I'm looking to get a place to myself (though the Bush School does have a FB page set up for potential roommates which I'm still considering but I'd prefer to get something just for me) Which I understand can be expensive. I've heard that grad students should generally avoid the apartments designed f...


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SEC Rant
SEC History: How many times did 1 team win the SEC but another won the National - theGarnetWay
Title in any sport? Stupid thread title too long. This has been brought up recently a few times recently. Spurrier mentioned when LSU won the SEC but 'Bama won the national title a few years ago that "It is harder to win the SEC then the national title" In the spirit of that quip how many time...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
How do A&M fans feel about this year's home schedule? - theGarnetWay
Excited to move out to College Station in a few months and I'm extremely fortunate that I can still go to an SEC school that had a program that I was looking for. With that said looking at the home schedule this year the A&M season ticket holders can't be too excited about how it shook out this year...


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O-T Lounge
Did the Marines get their new slogan from the Taliban? Badass story - theGarnetWay
So I was reading former DoD director Robert Gates' memoir and he tells this story. If you've seen the new Marine recruiting campaign it mentions something about running towards the sound of chaos campaign, this story just sounded like it completely supported that idea. "On this trip, I heard ...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
What city / pro teams do A&M fans generally follow? - theGarnetWay
Assuming a lot of A&M's students and alum come from all over Texas I was just wondering how the pro team loyalties divide up? Is it generally towards Houston's teams? Dallas' teams? Are the students a mixed bag of both? Does anyone prefer a Houston team in one sport but a Dallas team in another spor...


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O-T Lounge
OT Confessional: Things you did that you knew qualified you as an a-hole. - theGarnetWay
Who knows? Maybe you're an ass, maybe you're not, but I think it's safe to say we've all done thinks we clearly knew was something an a-hole would do.. but do it anyway. For example. I've been in the service industry before so I'm generally a good tipper. But recently I've gotten in the bad habi...


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Movie/TV Board
What movies that have been made in your lifetime do you think will be remade? - theGarnetWay
Born in 1990. Already in my lifetime there have been movies and remakes of The Hulk, a shite ton of Batmans, and soon Godzilla. So what movies were once new in your lifetime but will eventually be remade? I'm thinking Titanic, and the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series. ...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
An education on Texas A&M's history and traditions please - theGarnetWay
Well as they come to me I'm sure I'll add to this thread but there are some things I'd like to know, some are simple, some may push tl;dr. 1) Gig'em. What the hell does this mean and where did it come from? 2) Aggies. I read that this came as an old nickname that came from A&M's agricultural b...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
Official acceptance - theGarnetWay
Sorry, phone was too quick to post. But I know I made some threads about going to A&M but I got my acceptance letter tonight so I'm pretty excited. I can't say my loyalties to the athletic teams will change but I can't wait to get out to A&M in the fall. :cheers:...


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SEC Rant
Sunday Baseball Scores 3/9 - theGarnetWay
SIAP [quote] [b]Kentucky 26[/b], Ball State 3 [b]South Carolina 1[/b], Brown 0 [b]Vanderbilt 4, [/b]Winthrop 1 [b]Alabama 3[/b], Miss. Valley St. 0 [b]LSU 7[/b], Purdue 3 [b]Florida 6[/b], Connecticut 5 [b]Auburn 6[/b], Mercer 5 [b]Georgia 6,[/b] Western Carolina 2 [b]Tennessee 6,[/b] Ari...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
Headed back home from College Station - theGarnetWay
Without going into too much details all I have to say is great campus, great professors, great people. I think the interview went well and I'm optimistic about my chances. If I get accepted I won't hesitate to accept. :cheers:...


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SEC Rant
Great day for the Gamecocks continues - theGarnetWay
#3 SC beat down #11 Clemson to secure yet another series vs the Tigers Our crappy arse basketball team beat #17 UK And of course our #1 Equestrian team beat #2 AU to secure the #1 seed in the SEC championship. :nana: :cheers:...


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O-T Lounge
Anyone live in or have significant experience in Denver? - theGarnetWay
Well I have the option to move to Denver in late July / early August for school and I would appreciate any advice anyone could give me on the city. I'm sold on the school and the program itself and I hear its a beautiful city with a bunch to do, especially outdoors but, unfortunately, I won't get...


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More Sports Board
Wedged in between Jordan and Lebron, how will history remember Kobe? - theGarnetWay
Well Jordan of course is already considered one of the greatest of all time, if not the greatest of all time. Lebron still has a lot of basketball left to be played but at the pace he is going I think his all-time greatness will be undeniable as well. With that said what about Kobe? Obviously he ...


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Movie/TV Board
Has there ever been a good movie with "VS." in the title? - theGarnetWay
For example your Alien vs Predators, Freddy vs Jasons of the world? I can't seem to think any. The only reason I enjoyed the AVP films is because it was cool to see those 2 SciFi icons with modern effects, especially the Predator technology. So are there any movies that you guys enjoy that is...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
Headed to College Station late Feb. for Bush School Interview - theGarnetWay
Well I recently applied to the MAIA program at the Bush School and I made it to the interview process that will be held as a part of a 2 day conference at the end of February. So I have a couple of questions. The 2 days of the conference are pretty much filled with scheduled events but I'll be ar...


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