| More Sports Board|| Best Spikeless Golf Shoe - Big L on 2/20/13 at 12:05 pm|
I'm looking to get some new golf shoes and thinking of going spikeless. I used to play in tennis shoes in college and grip was never an issue. I can always bust out the spiked shoes if the course is soft. Anyway, since all the shoe companies are jumping in and putting stuff out there, I was curio...
| More Sports Board|| When college football champions are finally determined through playoffs... - Big L on 12/1/12 at 9:16 pm|
Will everyone look back and laugh at how stupid the BCS was? and how stupid it was to let writers decide?
This year is a perfect example of how stupid the BCS is....tons of 1-loss teams, one undefeated team, and a few 2-loss teams that are more feared than half the one-loss teams. i'm sad tha...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Saints should get back at Goodell - Big L on 9/24/12 at 11:32 pm|
assuming we continue to suck and lose a bunch more games, when we play on MNF later this year, Saints should just not play. I'm talking take a knee on four straight snaps and don't even try to play defense. Technically play the game but put zero effort and just let the other team score. It would ...
| Tiger Rant|| Does that game change how Miles prepares/coaches? - Big L on 1/10/12 at 11:00 pm|
He'll have tons of time to reflect, will Miles
A) Realize that he needs to get back to being the mad hatter and mixing it up/taking chances?
B) Rationalize it over time and blame the players and other circumstances and continue game planning and coaching like we did this year, hoping for super...
| More Sports Board|| Football rules that make no sense - Big L on 12/21/11 at 10:32 pm|
1. Fumbling forward and out of the end zone is a touchback and the other team is awarded possession. WFT? Why such a big penalty to the offensive team? Shouldn't the offense just get it at the 1 yard line?
2. Kickoffs that go out of bounds result in the receiving team getting it on the 40, bu...
| More Sports Board|| Has anyone ever died on the field of an NFL game? - Big L on 12/11/11 at 9:27 pm|
Friend of mine and I talking about all the high school kids that have been dying this year from heart conditions...we couldn't remember an instance of that happening in NFL...anybody know?...
| SEC Rant|| Why does everyone expect Head coaches to be like Presidents? - Big L on 12/8/11 at 10:58 pm|
These guys have one of, if not THE most cut-throat jobs in the world. Universities fire them at the drop of a hat...look at Sherman getting canned by A&M 1 year after they had their best season in a decade. It's great that Les is a great guy and can get results but I don't fault Saban for being a ...
| SEC Rant|| SIAP: Every game counts - the regular season as a playoff - Big L on 12/6/11 at 9:07 am|
| SEC Rant|| Other than Brad Wing's TD, any other SEC TD's called back for taunting? - Big L on 12/6/11 at 8:49 am|
I don't remember hearing about any others being called back in the SEC. Would be the second time in the past decade that the only time a penalty was called was against LSU. First was the rule against landing on your own team when jumping to block a field goal. It was called once all season in 200...
| SEC Rant|| Irony of the BCS this year - Big L on 12/5/11 at 9:25 pm|
BCS was created because of all the examples of top-rated teams not being able to play each other due to bowl affiliations. Remember multiple undefeated teams left the writers saying, "if only we could find a way to get these teams to play."
So, here we are, 14 years or whatever in, and a system ...
| SEC Rant|| Should LSU pull an Alabama move and go ahead and claim a NC? - Big L on 12/4/11 at 9:13 pm|
LSU the only undefeated team...we're playing essentially an "exhibition game" like Alabama claims bowl games were back in the day. It's an exhibition game because the country thinks the second best team is a team we already beat at home.
Personally I don't want to see us stoop to their level.....
| SEC Rant|| If OSU and LSU win, will this be most anticipated BCS show ever? - Big L on 12/1/11 at 2:01 pm|
I'm trying to remember if there were other years that the outcome was in doubt as much as this one would be if OSU and LSU win. Everyone can do the math on the computers but the human voting isn't released until the show, right?...
| SEC Rant|| Anybody ever been to the SEC Legends Dinner? - Big L on 11/30/11 at 6:04 pm|
I might have an invite to the dinner on Friday night before the SECCG...trying to decide if I want to go to it or not. Anybody been? What's it all about?...
| SEC Rant|| They shouldn't post the BCS results until the end of the season - Big L on 11/22/11 at 12:50 pm|
I think it's possible that some writers are going to move Bama lower in their rankings because they don't want a rematch, and they shouldn't be able to game the system like that. IMO, the BCS computer formulas and results should be kept a secret until after all regular season games and conference c...
| More Sports Board|| Does McQueary's e-mail this week put the microscope on him instead of JoePa? - Big L on 11/18/11 at 10:06 pm|
Was just thinking that everyone has been crucifying JoePa based on McQueary's testimony, but McQueary is trying to clear his name by saying he stopped it and told the cops and that appears to be a lie....could he have lied about what he told JoePa? What if his dad convinced him that maybe he didn't...
| Outdoor Board|| Job Opening at Academy - Big L on 11/8/11 at 3:43 pm|
I thought some of you might be interested about an open position at Academy's corporate headquarters in Katy. I have a friend that works there who was telling me that they are looking for someone to work on their eCommerce content management team specific to the field and stream division. They wo...
| SEC Rant|| Biggest strategic mistake of the game - Big L on 11/7/11 at 2:25 pm|
Haven't seen this play get called out, but I really think the pass play on 3rd and 15 in overtime was the worst call of the night. You're already staring at 47 yards and your kicker is struggling...you have to get about 5 yards to make the kick more manageable. TR could have gotten those yards as ...
| SEC Rant|| Craziest STATS from last night - Big L on 11/6/11 at 9:31 pm|
With all the stats talk before the game, let's get some more. Post the most interesting stat from last night that you recall.
Mine: Bama only got in the red zone once the entire game....
| SEC Rant|| This game is bringing LSU fans and Bama fans together - Big L on 11/1/11 at 9:54 pm|
Usually the opinions are split pretty much by team affiliation. Lately though, Bama fans and LSU fans are united in their bashing of people starting weak flame threads on both sides. It's touching...really.......
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| how many games have we been losing at some point in 4th quarter? - Big L on 10/18/11 at 10:21 am|
I can remember Green Bay, Houston, Carolina, and Tampa. I know we weren't losing to Chicago..can't remember the sequence of scoring in Jacksonville.
At any rate, it shows a disturbing trend, but also shows how bad-a$$ Drew Brees is at winning games.
Conclusion: Our team can play down to opp...
| SEC Rant|| Gary Danielson is a blind idiot - Big L on 10/8/11 at 5:36 pm|
that is all...
| Outdoor Board|| Is South Pass safe to navigate? - Big L on 9/22/11 at 10:33 am|
Thinking about taking my boat (25' Catamaran) out to the floaters this weekend and wanted to know if South Pass is in good shape or not. I remember hearing the stories about guys getting grounded after the mississippi was way up earlier in June. Anybody know?...
| More Sports Board|| What teams have realistic chance of going undefeated? - Big L on 9/11/11 at 12:28 am|
Looking for others' opinions here as I haven't looked at many teams schedules outside the SEC?
Inside the SEC I see LSU, Bama, Arky, and SC having a chance, but I'd say less than 50% for each. What teams in other conferences have a chance in your mind? ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Does having Will Smith get us off the field just one more time tonight? - Big L on 9/8/11 at 11:15 pm|
Just wondering if anyone thinks that instead of punting 3 times they would have punted 4 if we have Will Smith...could have been the difference....or contributed to it....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| The obvious play call was the jump pass - Big L on 9/8/11 at 10:55 pm|
nobody was expecting it, and Brees showed his ups a few years ago in Miami...really surprised they didn't go with that......
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| On the bright side - Big L on 9/8/11 at 9:40 pm|
Pretty much consensus that these are two of the best three teams in the NFC (other is Failcons). Packers are playing at home, still have a Super Bowl boner, MNF, etc... These teams will be different at the end of the year if/when they meet in the playoffs. I ain't worried...it's 1 game...we just h...
| More Sports Board|| Anybody else hate the Tom Rinaldi.... - Big L on 9/3/11 at 10:24 am|
...and his super-dramatic way of narration? makes my skin crawl......
| More Sports Board|| Trindon Holliday not having a good night - Big L on 9/1/11 at 9:31 pm|
Texans vs. Vikings and Trindon hasn't done much....not much yardage and he just muffed a punt but then recovered. I give him about a 2% chance of making the team...will take lots of injuries for him to get a spot. Sux...new NFL kickoff rules pretty much killed his chances of making a team....
| Flood Board|| Do levees get stronger or weaker over time? - Big L on 5/14/11 at 12:38 am|
Serious questions for a civil guy out there....are the levees stronger now that they are older? It seems like grass and tree roots and settling would make them stronger ...also some areas lined with concrete which gets stronger over time, right?
Man, if one of those levees failed, it would be ca...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Cheap Saints Gear on Academy website - Big L on 3/24/11 at 2:05 pm|
I ran across a "beta" website for Academy that allows you to buy online. There was a link to it buried in the soccer section of the academy.com website. Anyway, they have tons of clearance merchandise for sale including lots of Saints gear for less than a buck. check it out.