| Political Talk|| McAlister bringing in the FBI - matthew25 on 4/9/14 at 12:33 am|
In order to find out who leaked the secret videotape to the newspapers and TV.
Why isn't there a popcorn emoticon?...
| SEC Rant|| Northwestern coach blasts union effort . . . - matthew25 on 4/6/14 at 11:30 pm|
. . .while standing in front of the soon to be built $225,000,000 athletic center. He doesn't want to risk his salary if the union got voted in.
Fox is predicting the players are now scared and no chance the union wins on April 25.
Student athletes everywhere are saved!...
| SEC Rant|| If union at NW wins, say goodbye to Title 9 - matthew25 on 4/5/14 at 12:50 pm|
"If it holds that athletes are employees, Title IX, which refers to access to education, may not apply, said Ellen J. Staurowsky, a professor of sports management at Drexel and an expert on Title IX and college sports reform."
NY Times article 4/3 by Jere Longman.
Isn't this what most AD's hav...
| SEC Rant|| Athletic revenue at Alabama - matthew25 on 4/2/14 at 12:46 am|
The University of Alabama reported $143.3 Million in athletic revenues — more than 55/60 NBA and NHL teams. Forbes Magazine on the union issue is sports.
Besides football, what are the revenue sports at Bama? Are basketball and baseball pulling in millions of dollars?...
| SEC Rant|| Fox sports writer to NW: Negotiate - matthew25 on 4/1/14 at 6:36 pm|
Clay Travis: Save the millions on fighting this and get to the bargaining table and give the players $10,000 stipend, plus medical benefits (no additional cost) in addition to the average $15,000 tuition.
The recruits, mostly black underprivileged, will beat a path to the door.
The Supreme ...
| SEC Rant|| Will Vanderbilt players go union? - matthew25 on 3/26/14 at 3:35 pm|
Only school affected in the SEC....
| Political Talk|| Ted Cruz approves the anti-Tesla law - matthew25 on 3/12/14 at 10:41 pm|
What happened to free markets, or liberty, or freedom?
Gives Rand Paul another good argument....
| Money Talk|| S&P 1900? - matthew25 on 3/8/14 at 12:21 am|
Will it hit 1900 this month?
I vote "aye."
"Investors should remember that their scorecard is not computed using Olympic-diving methods: Degree-of-difficulty doesn't count. If you are right about a business whose value is largely dependent on a single key factor that is both easy to unders...
| Money Talk|| Buffett on retirement for his wife - matthew25 on 3/7/14 at 12:39 am|
I believe WB is 82 years old.
He has the following set up for his wife (16 years younger) when he departs:
10% in short term bonds (VFSTX??) and 90% in Vanguard 500 fund (VFIAX).
Looks too aggressive to me....
| Money Talk|| WSJ: Russia retreats - matthew25 on 3/4/14 at 1:49 am|
Russian President reportedly orders troops home from military exercises that started last week and triggered some tensions.
[b]Stock futures respond with sharp gains [/b]and gold and oil tumble.
| Political Talk|| Official U.N. statement on Ukraine - matthew25 on 3/2/14 at 11:25 pm|
| Music Board|| Better than Ezra - matthew25 on 3/1/14 at 2:01 pm|
Will play in Jackson for St. Paddy's Day Parade. It's our cultural event. Last year it was Alabama Shakes
What songs are BtE known for? ...
| Money Talk|| ObamaCare bounce continues - matthew25 on 2/11/14 at 11:15 pm|
My Raymond James rep told me last year to bet the farm on health care mutual funds. I did so and it was my best year ever.
So far this year:
Fidelity Biotech: 17.56 (65% last year)
Fidelity Health: 9.28
T.Rowe Health: 8.32
Vanguard Health: 4.3
Hoping this trend will continue....
| Money Talk|| Dow 30 display board - matthew25 on 2/3/14 at 2:04 pm|
When watching the TV business shows, every now and then they will show a wall-sized Dow display board, showing the 30 stocks in Green or Red, with latest value. 5 rows of 6 stocks, I believe.
Is there a website that shows this same board?
(I know this info is on CNN Money, but I'm curious abo...
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| Chicken posted reinstatement info on OT - matthew25 on 1/30/14 at 9:30 pm|
It's time to put the band back together....
| Soccer Board|| USA v. South Korea, Sat. 2/1 at 2 pm - matthew25 on 1/29/14 at 11:52 pm|
Home Depot Center (former name).
Does that mean 4 pm our time?
Camp Strudel lineup posted anywhere?...
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| Key insight from former SEC coach - matthew25 on 1/21/14 at 10:50 pm|
Heard what Hal Mumme had to say at his presser today on the SEC. He said the key to SEC teams are the defensive ends and cornerbacks. Smaller schools rely on one athletic safety to make the plays.
Thoughts? Does Ole Miss have the DE's and corners to catch the top of the SEC?...
| Political Talk|| Boehner and immigration amnesty - matthew25 on 1/13/14 at 12:18 am|
He will soon submit his bill. Boehner hired the top immigration aide who led McCain's failed immigration attempt in 2007 to be his point person.
We have 23 million Americans out of work and Congress is going to add another 10 million....
| More Sports Board|| N.C. Tarheels and academic fraud - matthew25 on 1/5/14 at 1:54 am|
Bloomberg, 1/2 (siap)
The recent criminal indictment of an African American studies scholar at the University of North Carolina sheds dismaying light on how big-time college sports corrupt academics. This scandal, unfolding since 2011, has the potential to destroy a vaunted football program at a ...
| O-T Lounge|| New Year's Eve in BIG EASY - matthew25 on 12/28/13 at 12:52 am|
Any parties for the TV folks?
Or, any parties at all?...
| Money Talk|| ACA and the stock market - matthew25 on 12/28/13 at 12:21 am|
HUM up over 50% and Fox said it could repeat in 2014.
UNH low was 51.36 and high of 75.88.
My Fidelity Healthcare Mutual Fund is up over 55.5%. T. Rowe up 50.4%...
| Soccer Board|| Anyone else refuse to go to Brazil for WC? - matthew25 on 12/15/13 at 11:06 pm|
I know I can't take my family with what I've seen on TV.
| Political Talk|| LA has 14,163 completed ACA applications - matthew25 on 12/1/13 at 3:10 am|
and 387 have paid their money, according to the HHS....
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| CHF first year recruiting - matthew25 on 11/30/13 at 12:59 am|
We got freshmen Gross, T. Strong, Burdette and Core. Who else has made an impact so far? (Edit: Ward, Elston, I-Train & Walton)
To me, the biggest and most glaring weakness from the first year was the lack of a TE. We signed 2 in the second year, and both were out last night.
I figure we hav...
| Money Talk|| CNN poll: the market in 2014 - matthew25 on 11/24/13 at 11:08 pm|
Nearly 3000 voters:
gain of more than 10% = 31%
>0 / <10% = 39%
loss between 0 and -10% = 11%
more than -10% = 20%
| Money Talk|| Dow 16000 this week? - matthew25 on 11/17/13 at 12:54 am|
Yay or Nay?
Who predicted this in the contest earlier this year?
S&P is 2 points from 1800....
| Music Board|| The Mustache Band - matthew25 on 11/8/13 at 11:45 pm|
Anyone heard of this group?...
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| 2013 UM signing class - matthew25 on 11/1/13 at 10:06 pm|
I have read that 13 have played so far. List dated Feb. 10, Clarion Ledger
That would leave:
Brasell :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Bledsoe ath 6-2 185...
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| Ole Miss Band and the Landshark - matthew25 on 10/21/13 at 11:34 pm|
Did anybody watch the Ohio State Band tribute to Michael Jackson. The "glove" came out and it became Michael.
Same for Ole Miss. Band forms a helmet, and a "hand" comes out to form a Landshark.
Heard it here first....
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| WR crew - matthew25 on 10/20/13 at 6:34 pm|
With Engram out, and Jeff coming back soon, I'd like Freeze to put Jalen Walton on the field in the Dexter role. Like Dex, Walton seems to have good hands.
We would have Scott and Walton on the field at the same time. I don't believe it has happened this season.
What happened to Collins M...