| Soccer Board|| Why no Southampton thread? - Jake88 on 9/28/14 at 9:15 am|
Are there no Southampton fans on this board? I realize their start might be a function of scheduling, but if they are rebuilding like others have informed me, doesn't that make for a bit of drama and intrigue?...
| Tiger Rant|| What did coaches see to make Jennings and Harris 1 and 2? - Jake88 on 8/31/14 at 9:21 am|
I'll preface this with my not being a negatiger and my unwillingness to take a side if the JJ vs JL type debate pops up again. Jennings is our qb. I also don't listen to coaches' interviews because they say nothing.
But, putting the usually valueless coach-speak aside, what did the coaches see in...
| Soccer Board|| Question about soccer in the UK... - Jake88 on 8/12/14 at 6:13 pm|
How is it that a country as small as the UK has about 92 professional soccer teams (EPL and Football League), all of which, in theory, could make it to the EPL? Does almost every moderate sized city have a pro team? How do they afford to pay the bills drawing from such a small area? I looked up some...
| Money Talk|| Any undervalued sector mutual funds? - Jake88 on 3/13/14 at 11:10 am|
I have an account with fidelity and have a few sector mutual funds like biotech and multimedia which have done well. With most sector based funds and S&P index funds seeming to be at or near all time highs, are there sectors that have lagged but are poised to make their move soon or are unjustly un...
| SEC Rant|| Mizzou, Ole Miss, UF, A&M or Arky…which fan base is more butthurt that... - Jake88 on 1/2/14 at 9:53 pm|
some LSU fans are enjoying and talking shite about 'Bama's 1st half display?
You people act as if sports aren't tailored to enjoy your competitors' lows. Some of you really need to pull the sticks out of your rectums and lighten up. It's fun, it's a game and smack talk is enjoyable whether you're ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Tidy comparison of Manning, Brady, Brees in postseason. - Jake88 on 12/29/13 at 9:24 am|
Despite those calling for his head, I think we couldn't be in better hands for the post season. The O-line has to play above their heads the next few weeks.
| Outdoor Board|| How should I fish the Bayou Bienvenue area now? - Jake88 on 11/30/13 at 9:13 am|
I haven't really fished that area since the locks were completed and was wondering if any of you had advice, especially in cold weather. Thanks....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Feeling guilty about today's roughing call? Worry not, watch this... - Jake88 on 11/18/13 at 12:12 am|
Oh, and screw the 49'ers with a splintery fence post...
I've been waiting 24 years for the karma on that to bite them in the ass, AND I frickING LOVE IT!!!!!
Some of you will never understand. When I was a kid, the Saints were pitiful. I remember ...
| Money Talk|| Is there a way to have an "offshore" retirement/investment acct? - Jake88 on 11/6/13 at 9:00 am|
We hear about people with Cayman Island bank accounts but can you have a Fidelity-like/Vanguard-like offshore investment account that is out of reach of US govt hands?
This is prompted by a concern that when I retire in a couple of decades IRAs and 401ks might be subject to raids by the govt to ...
| Political Talk|| How often do the liberal USSC justices disagree with each other on major issues? - Jake88 on 6/17/13 at 6:17 pm|
It appears to me that on the big, hot button issues, they vote in lock step with each other to satisfy the liberal political agenda. Meanwhile, the question becomes, "Do the conservatives stick together?" Unlike the Left, the conservatives seem to have 2 choices, satisfy the conservative political a...
| O-T Lounge|| Why the difference in NOLA's reaction to Hurricanes Andrew vs Georges? - Jake88 on 6/16/13 at 9:10 am|
Why did so few evacuate NOLA metro for Hurricane Andrew, but six years later tens of thousands tried during the approach of Hurricane Georges? I was in my 20's during those times, living in the city, and evacuated for neither, but I can't recall what the differences were that prompted the different ...
| Soccer Board|| Best soccer training videos for kids? - Jake88 on 6/15/13 at 4:26 pm|
I know little to nothing about soccer but wanted to work with my 9 and 6 year old kids(beginners) in the backyard to supplement practices. Saw something about a video called SoccerU but it's 5 discs and I wasn't sure if it was too advanced. Any recommendations? Thanks....
| Money Talk|| Is now a good time to buy Banking sector focused funds? - Jake88 on 6/6/13 at 9:12 am|
I know little about this but understand that what heads on CNBC and Bloomberg say may come with the baggage of their own personal interests, but some are saying that Fed tapering and imminent increases in interest rates will help that sector take off. True or are there other mitigating factors? Has ...
| Outdoor Board|| Opinions on Sea-Tow or similar service... - Jake88 on 5/31/13 at 9:12 pm|
I usually fish the Rigolets, Lake Pontchartrain and Borgne and the Biloxi marsh. I'm not knowledgeable about motors beyond the absolute basics. Wouldn't want to inconvenience other boaters going by. Any experiences? ...
| Tiger Rant|| Did ESPN just say they were going to bounce around while covering - Jake88 on 5/25/13 at 12:43 pm|
regional games? They did that 3-4 years ago and kept interrupting the LSU game if you were getting your ESPN through satellite. Apparently if you get ESPN through satellite, it's a national feed, not a local feed like with cable. Are they really going to pull that crap again?...
| O-T Lounge|| Closest decent beach to NOLA? - Jake88 on 5/25/13 at 9:15 am|
Looking for a beach that's close enough for a single day trip with small children. Leave in the AM and return that evening. When we usually go for overnight trips it's to Perdido and east towards Destin. Is Alabama and Dauphin Island ok? Anything in eastern MS.? Ok meaning it's somewhat green/blue w...
| Movie/TV Board|| Arrested Development...what am I missing? - Jake88 on 5/13/13 at 9:23 pm|
I loved Seinfeld, Curb your Enthusiasm, South Park, The Simpsons and movies like Clerks, Office Space, Old School, Walk Hard and the Other Guys, but I'm having a "meh" reaction to Arrested Development. It's ok, fine. But, it's not laugh out loud. It's pleasant, but, it seems predictable and formulai...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Opinions on Napoli's number of At Bats? - Jake88 on 2/28/13 at 8:11 pm|
I keep seeing around 430-455 at bats. But, are those projections considering that he'll play 1B? Wouldn't that garner him more at bats than when he was the starting catcher during 2010 and got 453 ab's with the Angels?
Isn't it more likely he'll get 500 ab's while the starting 1st baseman?...
| O-T Lounge|| Which hand should my 6 year old son throw with? - Jake88 on 2/23/13 at 12:05 pm|
He and I both write and eat left handed but I throw a football and baseball right handed. He's 6 and when we go out to toss the ball around, he throws with either hand about equally. He'll be starting little league soon and I'll have to buy him a glove, effectively choosing the hand he throws with f...
| Food and Drink Board|| Lunch recs for the Lafayette Crowley area? - Jake88 on 2/18/13 at 8:40 pm|
It can be anything from a take out sandwich place to a nice restaurant. Are there any "don't miss it" spots?