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4-4-2 diamond use and Beckerdreads as an offensive sub - Tigerstark
Seen a few blogs/articles this morning about the diamond formation. Bradley looks so good there and really dominated for long stretches. Frankly, getting Bradly further forward for more games would be great. He can't do it with Jones as we know they just don't work that way (or Jones doesn't...


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How shaken up could our staring XI be by the time of the world cup? - Tigerstark
Jozy did some ok things yesterday, but clearly isn't in good form. He essentially had a handful of nice lay-off passes and holding play. Otherwise invisible. I thought Dempsey looked bad. And he's a guy that generally can look like crap for 60 minutes and then put in a goal and make you ki...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Question about contracts and cuts - Tigerstark
Do Will Smith (and the other guys) still get some of the contract money for this coming year, even though they've been cut? If not, what the hell is the incentive for these older guys to put so much compensation on the back-end when they will be cut anyway? It makes zero sense to me?...


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Soccer Board
Any idea what happened to Rebecca Lowe??? - Tigerstark
I thought she was doing a decent job. :dunno: If they are going to remove her, they should at least add a hot sideline reporter chick or something?...


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Soccer Board
Halfway through the Premier League Season & 10 teams are within 1 game of releg - Tigerstark
relegation. 11th place stoke is only 3 points ahead of 18th place West Ham and on the lower end of the goal differential for the bottom half of the table. This is absolutely crazy - and I expect a lot of movement in the zone throughout the next few months. Lots of competitive teams playing ...


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Soccer Board
Keepers lack of foot saves - Tigerstark
I can't count the number of times I have seen a goal were a player is coming straight towards the goal line(or maybe a slight angle), but to the side of the goal, and when the player hits the ball hard and low towards the far post, the GK tries to drop his entire freaking body to hand save the ball....


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Soccer Board
I think our group presents a major problem to our defense - Tigerstark
I won't be able to sleep tonight picturing Ronaldo, Mueller, Nani, Lahm, Kroos, Gotze et al going against Beasley, a 70 year old Cherundelo, or Evans on the outside. I will pray for Jurgy to put FAbian at LB for those games, and I guess Cameron at RB unless a better options presents itself. I...


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Soccer Board
So let me get this straight, FIFA is moving the Qatar World Cup because of heat - Tigerstark
but is perfectly fine scheduling the Brazil World Cup games during the middle of the day instead of moving them to night when it comes to the hot Northern location games? So really, is all about the European tv markets. Got to make sure the games are on prime-time there. Guess I'll be usin...


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Fantasy Sports Board
Ugghh...Decision time. Start a disappointing Ryan vs. Saints tomorrow - Tigerstark
or hope that Keenam starts and plays the whole game against the Jaguars? Clearly Keenam would be the better play all things considered, and is supposed to start, but with the Thursday game I have to make a much earlier decision than I would normally like too. I also have zero trust in Kubiak wit...


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Soccer Board
NBC Scores big with Soccer gamble - Tigerstark
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/goal-nbc-scores-big-soccer-205500336.html The thing I can't figure out - are they able to capture, in any way, the many thousands of peple across the country watching these games in bars? I don't think the rating will have any way to know the actual viewership n...


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Tiger Rant
LSU has 1 victory over a team with a winning record - Tigerstark
And our losses are to two teams that are both 5-3. So basically, we've done one thing of note this year, beat Auburn, and failed in our other two games against teams with a pulse. And it a rain storm for us to do that, since as soon as it stopped raining, and Auburn stopped fumbling, they outpla...


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Soccer Board
Mexico going for epic fail in playoff, not bringing any non domestic players - Tigerstark
No little peepee No Dos Santos No Aquino Essentially, , they are going into a world cup playoff without their three best offensive threats? Claim it was because of the travel fatigue of getting to Mexico, ajusting, and then getting to New Zealand. But I'm thinking it also has somethin...


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Soccer Board
UEFA head calling for 40 team world cup - Tigerstark
Not a fan. I liked the move from 24 to 32, but 32 is exactly right, imo. http://news.yahoo.com/uefa-chief-platini-calls-40-team-world-cup-112238406--spt.html [quote]EFA chief Michel Platini wants the World Cup finals expanded to 40 teams from 2018 to allow more African and Asian count...


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O-T Lounge
So are the wrinkle free shirts and pants doused with chemicals - Tigerstark
that are going to give me the aids? Or at least the cancer? Been wearing the hell out of them for work for the last 7 or so years. Suddenly it occurs to me that its not natural, and I'm doubting its a special fabric. Sure, I could google it, but I bet some OT wiz knows best. ...


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Tiger Rant
Miles quote from last night... - Tigerstark
"We gave them too many turnovers, not patient enough handing the football off to run the football and that's my fault. This one is on me. I take it." While part of that is true, its very misleading. Great - so instead of: coaching a QB to make better decisions (i.e. 2 of the 3 INTs wer...


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Tiger Rant
How much of last night could be caused by it being our 5th straight SEC game - Tigerstark
I don't remember LSU having 5 straight SEC games many times, if ever. I wonder how often this happens overall? The preparation, physicality, practice, etc are all ramped up for SEC game week. Its hard to do that over and over without any break. Could it be that Mett just didn't have it l...


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Tiger Rant
Is there a single defensive player who won their battle yesterday - Tigerstark
or did we lose 11-0 for the game in the individual battles (or really, about 22-0 considering the back-ups, etc?) I'm having trouble even naming one that held their own and maybe had a draw in their individual battle. I don't think I can remember a game where not one defenisve player won the...


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Soccer Board
Mix Discerud thoughts - Tigerstark
Had never watched this guy before this current Gold Cup. He has been a very pleasant surprise. He has been great passing the ball, and at times, his passing has been very direct, which is something we need when facing a packed box. He also has had a bunch of shots from outside of the 18, usua...


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Soccer Board
Why do US sports use trades as player transactions instead of $$$? - Tigerstark
Did it just evolve that way? Or is it because we're talking 30 or so teams max per sport rather than a couple hundred? And I know some of the transaction can sometimes include some cash, etc, but generally its player for player(s). ...


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Soccer Board
Is there really just one mls game on tv this weekend? - Tigerstark
Everytime I feel like trying to get a little more into the MLS, this type of thing happens. And it's head to head vs an epl game and college basketball. Why not put it tonight when it's going against womens basketball? ...


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Food and Drink Board
Need a resteraunt recommendation for near Warehouse districti of NOLa - Tigerstark
or at least within easy walking distance of it. 5 or so dudes. One is getting married. Looking to do a nice chefs tasting type dinner with paired alcohols, etc. And it can't be Root (which is what I was going to do) - 20% of the people involved ate there once and hated it completely. ...


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Gaming Board
Just starting skyrim - non spoiler recommendations? - Tigerstark
Only and hour and a half in. Can anyone give some non-big spoiler recommendations about what groups to join/not join? Have Bern invited to sign up for imperial army(?) and pretty sure that will be a bad idea. ...


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Soccer Board
Steven Gerrard's retirement Plan??? - Tigerstark
James Bond (big 'Pool Fan) thinks he has it figured out for Stevie G - http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/daniel-craig-thinks-steven-gerrard-good-james-bond-174916063--sow.html Note the writer thinks Shelvey would be a good Blofeld! Just need a few "License to Kill" goals fr...


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Tiger Rant
Main Difference Saturday Night in the offense was the 3rd down play call - Tigerstark
Sure, the execution was better. But Saturday night on third down we saw the following, which ALL picked up first downs and kept drives alive - I'm sure I'm also forgetting some of them. A middle screen to Ware (not seen this season) A "normal" RB screen to Hill (only seen once this sea...


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Tiger Rant
How much difference does not having Ben Wilkerson factor into our Offense - Tigerstark
Last year, we had our OL coach up in the booth. But down on the sideline, we had a grad student that was a former NFL center who supposedly had a great mind for the position while he was here as a player. He's now at Grambling St as their OL coach. Since we've seen a lot of blocking breakdow...


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Gaming Board
Recycling my old YLOD PS3 - if I remove hard drive any sensitive data left - Tigerstark
So I have my new one all set up and going (for a couple of months actually). Transferred the data. Thankfully, the old one just went down to its second YLOD just after the transfer. I have removed the hard drive (for future water dunking and then recycling) - if I bring it over to best buy (or ...


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Soccer Board
Buying a personalized jersey - quality of name and number printing? - Tigerstark
I have a few no name or number jerseys (three US and a 'Pool). My wife is getting me one for my birthday from Worldsoccershop.com (most likely), personalized with one of my favorite players names/numbers. Since I've never spent a $110 bucks on a soccer jersey before, will it compare to the sam...


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Soccer Board
How packed does Finns get during these weekday EURO games? - Tigerstark
Will probably be able to get off of work for the Germany game tomorrow, but won't be able to make it before the Portugal game starts and don't want to walk into a madhouse with zero seats, etc. ...


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Tiger Rant
Our basketball problem - Tigerstark
and I mean besides our "jack up an NBA 3 pointer with 25 seconds left on the clock" offensive execution Watching Kentucky, Kansas, and pretty much all of the bigger school teams that made runs in the tourny, there are an awful lot of dunks per game. Guys dunking in traffic all over the place, n...


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Movie/TV Board
Hunger Games - better than I thought and movie question - Tigerstark
I know there were some threads on Hunger games a month or two back - searched but didn't appear they were still around. Wife has been after me to read Hunger games for awhile. With the movie coming up (and knowing that I'll have to go see it with her), I bit the bullet. Much better than I ...


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