| Soccer Board|| re: Thibaut Courtois - lynxcat on 3/10/14 at 9:53 am|
[quote]Not the same. Dortmund decided that Lewa was worth more to them by helping them qualify for Champions League than his €30 million price tag. They could have sold. [/quote]
And who is to say the 30 million is actually an appropriate market value? The reason it isn't higher is because Bayern...
| Soccer Board|| re: Thibaut Courtois - lynxcat on 3/10/14 at 9:44 am|
[quote]The reinvestment is definitely on the club. [/quote]
Yes, but if you receive 20 million instead of the actual 40 million value because the club has no leverage, then you start having issues....
| Soccer Board|| re: Thibaut Courtois - lynxcat on 3/10/14 at 9:43 am|
[quote]That's on the clubs IMO. There should be enough foresight to realize that staying in the first division longer will be more lucrative than pocketing the initial return - especially with the PL's television contacts. If they aren't smart enough to invest in the things that will keep them first...
| Money Talk|| re: Best car for ~25k. What would you get? - lynxcat on 3/10/14 at 9:29 am|
I got 2 pages in without seeing someone mention 'buying used'.
25k could get a very nice, slightly used car.
I'll be honest, I have no desire to ever drive a Camry/Accord/Altima/etc.
I've accepted that I'll need to spend 30-40k to get a car or SUV (even if used) that fits my tastes....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Jason Verrett At TCU Pro Day - lynxcat on 3/10/14 at 9:26 am|
He would seem to be a low risk pick. He has proven himself at the college level and has all of the measurables for the pro game.
The real decision comes whether CB, WR or OT gets the highest priority....
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU football concept uni - lynxcat on 3/10/14 at 9:25 am|
Only part I like is the camo pattern along the side of the jersey. The rest is miserable....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Jason Verrett At TCU Pro Day - lynxcat on 3/10/14 at 9:06 am|
[quote]“[He’s] here from a guy who gives up two or three touchdown passes the first game against Baylor when he first came here to a Walter Camp two-time All American,” Patterson said. “Basically, our two corners gave up only two touchdown passes this year.”[/quote]
Jarvis had one of them then un...
| Soccer Board|| re: Ukraine vs Murica Match Thread | 12:30 | ESPN 2 - lynxcat on 3/5/14 at 1:24 pm|
If you prefer the word lethargic, then go with that....
| Soccer Board|| re: Ukraine vs Murica Match Thread | 12:30 | ESPN 2 - lynxcat on 3/5/14 at 1:22 pm|
Should be 2-0. We look jetlagged....
| Soccer Board|| re: Ukraine vs Murica Match Thread | 12:30 | ESPN 2 - lynxcat on 3/5/14 at 1:21 pm|
The only thing weird is the political environment. Plenty of soccer matches that are poorly attended....
| Soccer Board|| re: Ukraine vs Murica Match Thread | 12:30 | ESPN 2 - lynxcat on 3/5/14 at 1:15 pm|
JAB is a looks like a freak athlete....
| Soccer Board|| re: 2014 MLS Favorite Club Roll Call - lynxcat on 3/5/14 at 10:22 am|
This is a by default given I live there now. :cheers:...
| Money Talk|| re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - lynxcat on 3/5/14 at 9:39 am|
Still impressive! Was she in major cities or did she fall in love with the Czech Republic and Croatia? :lol:...
| Money Talk|| re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - lynxcat on 3/5/14 at 9:29 am|
[quote]air bnb for cheap as hell places to stay. Also try hostels.com [/quote]
Ditto. Also try hostelworld.com
[quote]People routinely travel in central america for less than $10 a day.
My sister spent 4 months in Europe and spent less than $4,000[/quote]
This cannot include the price to...
| Money Talk|| re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - lynxcat on 3/5/14 at 9:23 am|
[quote]What are some suggestions for maybe scoring a discount/upgrade on hotel, flights, food, etc... when vacationing 5 days or more? How does the board feel about contacting a travel consultant to assist with planning?
I am looking at a week long vacation plus 2 days of travel in a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: anybody ever just Up and Shut it down? - lynxcat on 3/4/14 at 11:06 pm|
[quote]Just walk away and live off grid?[/quote]
I will basically do this when I decide to go get a MBA. I plan to take off ~3 months and just travel the world. I basically want to fly to Europe (probably Lisbon) and head east - no plans, only an end destination that I eventually need to get to f...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Ender's Game - lynxcat on 3/4/14 at 9:54 pm|
In a nutshell...
If you read the books, then average at best all the way to terrible.
If you haven't read the books, then average up to terrific.
Clear as mud. :lol:...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Ender's Game - lynxcat on 3/4/14 at 3:14 pm|
[quote]He hated everything about it, especially the terrible pre teen romance.[/quote]
It was barely even a romance...they never even kissed. I took it as much about Ender continuing to bond with each new team in a new way. Salamander was not welcoming and she was the only bright spot for him to ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Ender's Game - lynxcat on 3/4/14 at 12:27 pm|
I would have loved to have seen more at Battle School. I found that evolution of Ender to be very interesting.
It seemed rushed to get to him being Commander and there needed to be more time to show his growth from yellow to green to dragon, etc.
Seems like the books might be worth a read. I...
| Movie/TV Board|| Ender's Game - lynxcat on 3/4/14 at 10:45 am|
I watched it on the plane coming back from Europe.
I thought is was a terrific movie - I have always loved science fiction/futurist movies and I thought it was an interesting, creative, compelling storyline.
I knew nothing about the story before watching the movie - had not read the books nor...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Dallas Posters - lynxcat on 2/26/14 at 7:13 pm|
What do you want to know? I have been here about 8 months....
| Money Talk|| re: Retirement; Know your number - lynxcat on 2/25/14 at 8:48 pm|
This is ludicrous to me.
I save plenty but I also have a ton of fun. I do this primarily by keeping my finances super simple. Very few fixed expenses to worry about!...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: LSU Commit Edwin Alexander Highlights - lynxcat on 2/24/14 at 8:56 am|
[quote]He's not going to be challenged by a bunch of short white private school kids on the northshore. Every snap should look like those highlights [/quote]
Agreed. However, he does look like he has the physical makeup to be elite.
Rare to see DTs at his age with that size already....
| Money Talk|| re: The best computer language skills for obtaining financial programming jobs - lynxcat on 2/23/14 at 8:50 pm|
I just bought the VBA for Dummies to get me started...I should be able to grind through it quickly and then move onward. I literally have zero VBA knowledge as a basis, but I know there will be plenty of uses in my line of work.
Interested to see how easy it is to learn the coding language....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Airport Madness......Weirdest thing you've ever seen at the airport/while flying - lynxcat on 2/20/14 at 9:10 pm|
I had an absolutely gorgeous blond German medical student sit next to me on a Southwest flight. She has a boyfriend in Dallas, but we talked the entire time.
I've gotten a few numbers from striking up a conversation within girls next to me....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Airport Madness......Weirdest thing you've ever seen at the airport/while flying - lynxcat on 2/20/14 at 9:05 pm|
I've sat next to a few famous people. Hulk Hogan on one, Tracey Wolfson on another, SVP on a recent one. Saw Stephen A Smith last week. I'm sure there are others, but none that come to mind.
I had someone have a heart attack right before we took off in ATL. I have never taxied back so fast. I swe...
| O-T Lounge|| re: University Club (LSU) golf membership cost - lynxcat on 2/17/14 at 10:54 pm|
If you have to ask, then the answer is no.
| Money Talk|| re: What's your number? - lynxcat on 2/17/14 at 10:32 pm|
My number would be no less than $20-30 million.
This would mean that I can invest in uber conservative investments and still get 3-5% return and the interest gives me north of 500k to live on for the year after taxes.
I would never retire at this stage with only a $1.5 million in the bank. A ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Defensive Talent on 2014 roster rivals 2011 - lynxcat on 2/14/14 at 1:52 pm|
[quote]DT is as suspect as it has been in the last decade for the Tigers.[/quote]
So we realistically expect one of our RS FR to become first round talents even though we have never seen them step on the field?
Do you see how absurd those expectations are?
I expect our young guys at DT to p...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Defensive Talent on 2014 roster rivals 2011 - lynxcat on 2/14/14 at 8:37 am|
[quote]the 2015 Defense will be way better IMO[/quote]
This should be true if everyone develops. Good DL = good defense, typically. We will have experience and depth across the entire DL.
CB and S should have starters locked down for game 1 of 2015.
LB will be stacked with Kwon, Debo, Beck...