| Tiger Rant|| re: Official LSU v Auburn Prediction Thread - MetArl15 on 10/1/14 at 3:50 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: US is pretty much the only first world country without paid sick leave - MetArl15 on 10/1/14 at 2:29 pm|
ben, you should get a job with paid sick leave. Most people working in the corporate offices of reputable companies have this benefit. You may need to re-evaluate your career choices if you lack this benefit....
| More Sports Board|| re: Do the Nats have a shot of making a run? - MetArl15 on 10/1/14 at 2:24 pm|
Playoff baseball at a packed bar is awesome, and this town is solidly behind the Nats right now.
Screw the Braves, root for the Nats and enjoy the ride.
Provided you listen to the above advice, what's your bar of choice? I strongly endorse watching Nats games at Stoney's (P St. NW b/w 14th an...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: I have no compassion for Jimmy Graham - MetArl15 on 9/30/14 at 7:07 am|
He's the best TE in the league, so the criticism seems overly harsh. Still, I agree that he and Colston both need to be tougher with the ball. They seem to be more prone to drops after a hit than ever before. Really inhibits the offense when success is often predicated on back shoulder seam route...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Oldest bar in every state - have you been to any? - MetArl15 on 9/29/14 at 2:54 pm|
Been to 3:
Louisiana, Maryland and DC....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Anybody else think that New Mexico team was one of the worst? - MetArl15 on 9/29/14 at 11:38 am|
Hard to say the worst, but they were remarkably awful....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just watched the NMSU game for the first time...2 observations: - MetArl15 on 9/29/14 at 8:46 am|
No, I am not a coach. But I played the position, coached minimally in the past, and I know enough about the game to assess proper QB mechanics. To be clear, I'm sure plenty on this board know better than I do, and I am clearly not in the same stratosphere of knowledge as the actual coaching staff....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just watched the NMSU game for the first time...2 observations: - MetArl15 on 9/29/14 at 8:41 am|
Part of it involves his inability to consistently set his feet. That is obvious and necessary when scrambling, but he seems to rely sometimes on pure arm strength (which is incredible in and of itself) instead of torquing his body correctly to maximize velocity on the ball. This gave him no issues...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just watched the NMSU game for the first time...2 observations: - MetArl15 on 9/29/14 at 8:32 am|
I wasn't talking about Jennings, and I clearly stated my comment re Harris was not meant to draw a comparison.
I was simply commenting on his elite natural talent, and how that talent is exciting regardless of any other progress he needs to make. My opinion on his inconsistent mechanics shouldn'...
| Tiger Rant|| Just watched the NMSU game for the first time...2 observations: - MetArl15 on 9/29/14 at 8:20 am|
1. New Mexico State is an absolutely dreadful football team. They have zero talent and are likely worse than most high-level FCS teams. It was stunning to me how a DI program can have such terrible players.
2. Harris is a very gifted passer. He has the arm strength and the touch to truly be el...
| Political Talk|| re: Simple Yes or No: Should Holder be prosecuted? - MetArl15 on 9/26/14 at 8:44 am|
| Tiger Rant|| re: In 2008, LSU beat #10 Auburn at Night at Jordan-Hare 26-21 - MetArl15 on 9/25/14 at 3:45 pm|
Auburn was way shittier than us that year. May have been the worst team in the SEC.
As I've said before, Les has never beaten Auburn on the Plains unless Auburn is in the running for worst team in the conference.
If Les wasn't a bizarre luck dragon who sold his soul to Valdemort in 2005 in ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Horrible D - time to place blame where it belongs... - MetArl15 on 9/24/14 at 10:55 am|
[quote]This thread is Exhibit A that people do not read the OP before posting.[/quote]Damnit! :lol: Yeah you got me. I only read half of it. I apparently have the attention span of a 6 year old considering the entire OP was about 5 sentences long.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Horrible D - time to place blame where it belongs... - MetArl15 on 9/24/14 at 10:06 am|
But, but, but they shut out Sam Houston St. and ULM, so obviously they're dominant.
Chavis deserves way more blame than he gets on this board. Defense has usually been closer to average under his tenure than elite, and that's just not gonna cut it with the type of philosophy Miles employs.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Positive spin on this years start - MetArl15 on 9/22/14 at 1:38 pm|
Likely need to go at least 12-1 from here on out to grab the 1 seed.
Can likely grab the division if we go 7-0 at home going forward and 4-2 on the road.
Bottom line, we almost have to go undefeated at home again to have a special season....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Would you be pleased with 8-4 or 7-5 if one of the 7 or 8 was Alabama? - MetArl15 on 9/21/14 at 7:30 pm|
It's not about beating Bama in any one year, though that often would be necessary to win a championship. Beating Bama in a mediocre year as your scenario entails would certainly not be pleasing anymore so than beating another SEC team in said year. It's about supplanting Bama as the premier...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What is your assessment of Fournette, thus far? - MetArl15 on 9/21/14 at 5:28 pm|
He's average to good but not close to special.
| Political Talk|| re: Official Scotland Decides thread | Scotland votes "No" 55 - 44 - MetArl15 on 9/18/14 at 1:08 pm|
[quote]You need to be part of the EU to use the Euro, Scotland won't be able to just jump right in the EU. [/quote]I actually can't see the EU accepting them for at least a decade if they vote for independence. Sets a bad precedent in a continent where state boundaries often contain multiple "nati...
| Political Talk|| re: Official Scotland Decides thread | Scotland votes "No" 55 - 44 - MetArl15 on 9/18/14 at 9:42 am|
[quote]Scotland could be a very wealthy country if independent. Lots of oil reserves off their coasts.[/quote]Regardless of oil reserves, they will have an immediate and debilitating currency problem if they leave the UK....
| Political Talk|| re: Why Is Life In America So Horrible and Oppressive? Why Are People So Miserable? - MetArl15 on 9/17/14 at 2:41 pm|
[quote]I literally had to set down my Mocha Frappucino to respond to you through my Iphone while driving my vehicle on a paved road.[/quote]I mean, I am in no overall agreement with what TXTiger wrote, but I think you could easily argue these consumer goods are merely means of sedation. Even the Fr...