| Tiger Rant|| re: Jarvis Landry returning to school? - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 7:10 pm|
[quote]Oh look were bringing out college stats... they mean so much. What was Calvin Johnsons college stats? [/quote]
He won the Biletnikoff as well. Oh, and he did this with a QB who migh...
| More Sports Board|| re: Hypothetical: Mike Trout becomes a free agent tomorrow; what does he sign for? - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 1:28 pm|
[quote]His contract should be 2x more than what A-Rod's Texas Rangers deal was?[/quote]
A decade later when he is 5 years younger? Yes. Robinson Cano is gonna clear a-Rod's contract, and he's not as good as A-Rod was. But the key here is there would be no late year albatross. In most longterm deal...
| More Sports Board|| re: Hypothetical: Mike Trout becomes a free agent tomorrow; what does he sign for? - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 11:35 am|
[quote]Yeah, I was thinking $500 million.[/quote]
Same here. I'd go $500m over 15 years. At $33m a season, that would be a bargain. I'd just hope the half a billion would grab him.
I'd likely be willing to go $600m/15 or down to $400m/10...
| More Sports Board|| re: Programs that are really on a "decline" - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 9:17 am|
Yeah, I think Georgia going 8-4 with a near Biblical rash of injuries demonstrates the overall health of the program, not decline. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: The Florida Panthers need to be relocated ASAP - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 9:16 am|
[quote]Are you kidding me? All you do is talk shite about the Stars.[/quote]
That's not true. Quidam also talks shite about the Rangers. He's just a guy who enjoys talking about how terrible Dallas sports are.
For the record, Dallas is 24th in the league in per capacity attendance (83%). not great...
| More Sports Board|| re: Programs that are really on a "decline" - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 8:53 am|
I love that the OP listed three Pac-12 schools, as if the whole conference is in decline, when it is probably the second strongest conference in the nation right now.
ACC - Miami's decline is now complete, so I'd say Virginia Tech
Big 10 - Nebraska (Michigan's decline is now past tense)
| Movie/TV Board|| re: silver linings playbook - Baloo on 12/3/13 at 3:26 pm|
That was sarcasm. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: silver linings playbook - Baloo on 12/3/13 at 2:44 pm|
Only sad endings are realistic. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's in your Top 5 for MVP this year? - Baloo on 12/3/13 at 1:40 pm|
[quote]Leaning Wilson as MVP. Are you serious? [/quote]
Yes. It's why I said it.
He has a higher ypa, which I think is the best metric for evaluating QB's. On top of that, he has 305 rushing yards and is the team leader of the best team in football. Manning has a slightly lower rate and has big...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's in your Top 5 for MVP this year? - Baloo on 12/3/13 at 11:33 am|
I'm not sold on this, but I'd probably have:
Nick Foles (he has 19 TD and 0 picks plus the best yd/att in the NFL)
And probably Cam Newton as a token vote for the Panthers remarkable run
I'm leaning towards Wilson as the MVP.
ETA: I'd also be real t...
| More Sports Board|| re: Play out the 4 team playoff system with the Iron bowl situation - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 5:17 pm|
[quote]No, Texas would be 8-1 in conference and win outright.[/quote]
Oh, then OU can't win the Big 12. Because Baylor only has one loss. If OU beats Okie St, they'd still have 2 losses and the winner of Texas/Baylor has only one. So OU is out. That further invalidates the scenario....
| More Sports Board|| re: Play out the 4 team playoff system with the Iron bowl situation - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 2:59 pm|
[quote]You punish Bama for losing @ #4 Auburn, and reward for Ok. State losing @ WVU but playing against shittier competition? [/quote]
No, I punish Bama for having no great wins. Bama has two wins over a BCS top 25 team (#15 LSU and #24 A&M). Okie St, if they win Bedlam, has three (#9 Baylor, #17 ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Play out the 4 team playoff system with the Iron bowl situation - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 2:55 pm|
[quote]Pac 12: ASU
Big 12: Oklahoma
Big 10: Mich. State
Other: NIU [/quote]
Well, I would take Arizona St, Mizzou, and Michigan St. Then I would reject your faulty premise about the Big 12. OU can TIE foe the title. If they win Bedlam and Texas beats ...
| More Sports Board|| re: New angle on tomlin deliberately cheating - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 2:16 pm|
I'm a Ravens fan who hates the Steelers, but... geez. who cares? Ravens won, right? Fine him and let's move on. I'm not too wrapped up in this.
Though at 6-6, the Ravens are in line for the last wild card spot. Ridiculous, I know. But here we are. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Play out the 4 team playoff system with the Iron bowl situation - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 2:06 pm|
[quote]4 team playoff system ruins regular season importance. [/quote]
No. this is an argument against wild cards, not the playoffs. I agree, wild cards for a 4 team playoff in a division of 120 teams and 10 conferences is absurd. Do the same scenario, only without wild cards:
ACC: Florida St
| More Sports Board|| re: Let's discuss the :01 portion of the Auburn/Bama game... - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 12:54 pm|
[quote]Did they? I always thought the clocked didn't stop until the ref made the signal. He didn't start to make the signal until the clock was on :00[/quote]
Exactly. Additionally, you have to assume a human being is operating the clock, and human reflexes can take a second. If the clock stops a s...
| More Sports Board|| re: College Football Playoffs need to include 5 conference champs... - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 11:44 am|
[quote]Naa, youre right, id rather watch LSU vs Mississippi State or Ohio State vs Purdue year-in and year-out. Pls go. [/quote]
We've played Mississippi State almost every year for over a century. You want to end that because... why, exactly? What would in any way be good about that?
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Steve Martin vs Bill Murray - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 11:17 am|
20 years ago, I would've said Martin, but Bill Murray's late career has been outstanding. Martin really hasn't been in a good movie since... what? Leap of Faith? Meanwhile, Murray has killed it with a late career renaissance.
Martin's interested in other stuff like the banjo and writing plays. He...
| More Sports Board|| re: Things that should be irrelevant to humans re: BCS, but apparently are not - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 11:13 am|
[quote]Coaches were just running up the score on crap teams, and it was actually helping them.[/quote]
no, it wasn't. The difference between beating a team by 49 and beating them by 70 is negligible. Teams weren't benefiting by running up the score against crap teams... they were benefiting by runn...
| More Sports Board|| re: College Football Playoffs need to include 5 conference champs... - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 11:09 am|
[quote]OOC would be meaningless. [/quote]
Yeah, because we'd lose out on all of those great OOC games so many teams are scheduling now... oh wait. That doesn't happen.
There were only two games all year in which teams currently ranked in the BCS top 25 played each other (#8 Clemson v. #11 USCe ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did the FB Tigers meet, exceed or fall short of your expectations this season? - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 10:09 am|
Fell short. I thought we'd go either 7-1 or 6-2 in conference, and we went 5-3. The OM loss was unexpected.
That said, 5-3 is an "acceptable" result for the season. I thought we could contend, but the defense was much worse than I thought it would be. Just because they didn't meet my preseason pi...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Re: There Will Be Blood - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 9:45 am|
I think the movie is utter crap as well. It's not character driven, as the characters go nowhere, and are in the same place they started. It's not plot driven, as nothing really happens. It's not emotionally driven, as every character is too distant to care about. It's also, most damningly, the only...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Recap: Old Spice Classic - 3rd Place - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 9:36 am|
Just playing some tough games will do wonders for LSU late in the year. That'll boost the tourney profile and hopefully, this team will get better as the season goes on. We should have a good conference record to pair with a decent OOC profile.
Bids aren't won in November, but they can be lost. L...
| More Sports Board|| re: How hard is it to kick a 45 yard field goal? - Baloo on 12/1/13 at 7:28 pm|
With or without a rush? A 35 yarder, off a tee, with no rush, is no walk in the park, but it's not this impossibility if you've ever played soccer. Given a few warmups, you could probably hit it reliably if you have ever taken a corner kick (once you account for your hook).
With a rush? No chance...
| More Sports Board|| re: How classless is Art Briles and Baylor? - Baloo on 12/1/13 at 7:23 pm|
Patterson needs to care more about what's going on with his own team. He pulled this same schtick with LSU.
Run your own damn team. Patterson is just trying to distract people from the fact his program is in decline, and right when his team joined the Big 12. He also needs to bad mouth Baylor be...
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Les Miles goes for a 57 yd field goal... - Baloo on 12/1/13 at 7:16 pm|
Miles would've been nearly lynched for simply passing up the short FG to go up two scores. That long FG just compounded the error.
Saban egregiously screwed up the last five minutes of the game. But endgame has never been his best skill either (Iowa Citrus Bowl, the Miracle on Markham). He need U...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: A MTV board confession thread - Baloo on 11/27/13 at 7:34 pm|
I'm pretty open with most of my controversial opinions, so let's go to my B-team controversies:
Saved by the Ball sucks out loud and I don't get it's love on the MTV Board. It's just bad. Not funny bad. Just bad bad.
Death to Smoochy is a goddamned classic.
Outside of Tucker, Coppola hasn...
| More Sports Board|| re: The most annoying type of college football fan - Baloo on 11/27/13 at 7:14 pm|
I hate people who thinks someone has to do research to be a fan. If a guy thinks his alma mater is going to win every game and gets enjoyment just sitting down for 3 hours each Saturday with no other consumption of college football... who is he hurting? If he enjoys himself, what's wrong with that?
| More Sports Board|| re: Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot Released - Baloo on 11/27/13 at 11:59 am|
Jeff Kent only exists to point out to people that Barry Bonds wasn't the biggest jerk on those Giants teams.
But, yeah.. great credentials, but who do you boot from your ballot? Lots of guys have great credentials on this ballot. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Top 200 Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 2013 Edition - Baloo on 11/27/13 at 11:57 am|
[quote]Musicals are lacking, yes, and that wouldn't be the first one necessary imo. [/quote]
I love musicals and I can't imagine putting Yankee Doodle Dandy anywhere near a best of lest. It's just not that good.
Singing in the Rain OTOH, is underranked. And it's a shame a movie like High Societ...