| Tiger Rant|| re: ESPN's Matich questioning whether LSU will score ANY points vs Ole Miss - Baloo on 10/22/14 at 11:13 am|
[quote]Again, you've got to be careful with statistics. I don't have the time to analyze the entire season, but 27 points per game in the SEC is a bit skewed. [/quote]
Yes, if we bend over backwards to try and pooh pooh all positive numbers and trump the negatives, then maybe. But that's not really...
| Tiger Rant|| re: ESPN's Matich questioning whether LSU will score ANY points vs Ole Miss - Baloo on 10/22/14 at 9:48 am|
[quote]It's a legit concern.[/quote]
LSU is averaging 35.6 pts/game, 26.8 v. the SEC, and has score 28 points or more and all but one game.
So, no. It's not that big of a concern. Sure, it's possible in the sense that anything can happen on game day, but it's not keeping me awake at night. ...
| Music Board|| re: Why is there no sticky about the Sleater-Kinney reunion? - Baloo on 10/21/14 at 11:16 pm|
The LP box set was on my front stoop when I got home from work. And lo and behold, I got one of the signed copies of the new single in my box.
| Music Board|| re: Why is there no sticky about the Sleater-Kinney reunion? - Baloo on 10/20/14 at 5:33 pm|
Shows already announced. Not coming to Texas. And the single was packaged in with their LP box set as bonus 45 from Sub Pop! Woot!
| Movie/TV Board|| re: 9 Avengers Rumors Including One Dealing with Ryan Gosling - Baloo on 10/20/14 at 4:44 pm|
Look, I think Marvel is so popular right now, they should really start mining the back corners of their universe for the truly weird, fun stuff. That's why GotG was so successful: it's a blast. But could you imagine a Damage Control TV series or, be still my heart, a Great Lakes Avengers "indie" fil...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: 9 Avengers Rumors Including One Dealing with Ryan Gosling - Baloo on 10/20/14 at 4:17 pm|
[quote]Snyder whiffed on the meta-commentary in Watchmen, there's a good chance he misses the core TDKR themes as well. [/quote]
And by "good chance", you mean virtual certainty. I've made no secret of my deep loathing of Zach Snyder, and asking him to bring anything but cool camera angles and girl...
| More Sports Board|| re: WSBSD? What should Bill Simmons Do? - Baloo on 10/17/14 at 11:57 am|
[quote]He did write things most did not agree with but he was bringing attention to a subject. I think he is very good at being an Opinion writer. He does not claim to be a unbiased person, never has never will. [/quote]
I never claimed his problem is being "biased". I want my opinion writers to ha...
| More Sports Board|| re: WSBSD? What should Bill Simmons Do? - Baloo on 10/17/14 at 10:42 am|
Yeah, Whitlock is a gas bag. I don't get why people always preface their criticism of him with "he's a good writer". He's not. Whitlock only cares about his own cult of personality.
Simmons is really good at big picture ideas. I think he's well-suited to a more managerial role with only the occas...
| Music Board|| re: Underrated 90's bands - Baloo on 10/17/14 at 10:36 am|
Actually, Chumbawumba has a pretty interesting career as anarchist folk rockers. Tubthumping is pretty unlike the rest of their catalog, which includes such numbers as The Day the Last Nazi Died and Mouthful of shite. They also directly called out other English punks for being stooges to the system, ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Most controversial movie of all time just started on VH-1 - Baloo on 10/17/14 at 10:30 am|
[quote]This is the only outcome that makes narrative sense.[/quote]
It is also clearly foreshadowed in the opening scene. Kit Truthers are the worst. Dottie dropped it on purpose. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 10/16/14 at 10:09 pm|
[quote]Niemi is a backup. [/quote]
Niemi has gotten the majority of his team's starts the past 5 seasons. So, no. He's not. Also, his Sv % the past five seasons, followed by his postseason Sv %
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 10/16/14 at 9:35 pm|
I love Parenteau. Thrilled he's out of the division. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 10/16/14 at 9:23 pm|
One of my favorite gags on the MSB is Hog's continued insistence Fleury is a good goalie. It never fails to make me laugh.
MAF played in 13 games in the playoffs. 90% is the baseline level of competence for an NHL goalie. Of those 13 games, MAF posted a save percentage of 90% or worse in 7 of the...
| More Sports Board|| re: Islanders on the cusp of something special - Baloo on 10/16/14 at 8:48 pm|
I do like what the Isles are doing, but I think their offseason additions were objectively worse than the Caps while adding to an objectively worse core. The Pens still exist, and the Jackets ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Anybody rewatch a childhood favorite to learn it sucked - Baloo on 10/16/14 at 2:46 pm|
[quote]Coming here to post Monster Squad.[/quote]
I literally will not watch this movie as an adult in order to preserve my childhood memories.
Fraggle Rock (and all other Muppet properties) hold up. Don't worry.
Thundercats is f'n terrible. I must have been dropped as a kid. I'm also usual...
| More Sports Board|| re: Anybody Here Ever Like Trev Alberts - Baloo on 10/16/14 at 2:37 pm|
He was paid to have opinions and he had them. I rather liked him, as it didn't seem like schtick like Ski Bayless. I rarely agreed with him, but I thought he was interesting. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: WSBSD? What should Bill Simmons Do? - Baloo on 10/16/14 at 2:35 pm|
I think Simmons is far better as an aggregator of talent than as a talent himself. Grantland and 30 for 30 are his babies, and they are the two best things ESPN has done in the past decade. He has an incredible eye for that kind of big picture stuff. But is columns have gotten increasingly formulaic...
| More Sports Board|| re: Are the Royals the best Defensive team ever? - Baloo on 10/15/14 at 4:50 pm|
The 1971 Orioles of 4 20-game winner fame had three players in their prime on their roster who were probably top 3 at their respective defensive position all-time (Blair in CF, Belanger at SS, Brooks at 3B). As Sparky Anderson said, trying to hit the ball through the Orioles infield was like trying ...
| Music Board|| re: Rolling Stones or Beatles? - Baloo on 10/15/14 at 8:52 am|
[quote]This is the reason (an example, at least) for the proliferation of "Are Beatles Overrated' threads[/quote]
Well, it's also the fact the Beatles are considered by consensus to be the greatest band of all time. That means, by definition, they can't be underrated. there's nowhere higher for the...
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 10/14/14 at 10:51 pm|
[quote]Watching Caps-Sharks. It's 3-0 in first per. This must be a blowout.[/quote]
Caps rallied back, and erased a 2 goal 3rd period lead to tie the game 5-5. Lost in the shootout, but wow. Way to rally from Holtby's awful night.
Believe it or not, the Caps did not rally from a 2 goal deficit t...