| More Sports Board|| re: Report: Toronto, Seattle, Quebec City to join Las Vegas in 2017 NHL expansion - Baloo on 8/27/14 at 4:25 pm|
[quote]Dont they remember why the Nordiques left the first time? Why Lindros never played there?[/quote]
the Canadian dollar is collapsing again? ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Report: Toronto, Seattle, Quebec City to join Las Vegas in 2017 NHL expansion - Baloo on 8/27/14 at 3:55 pm|
Considering how many Euros are in the league, the NHL could expand considerably without a real dip in quality of play. There's a ton of talent in the league right now. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Report: Toronto, Seattle, Quebec City to join Las Vegas in 2017 NHL expansion - Baloo on 8/27/14 at 11:12 am|
4 expansion teams? They need two to even up the divisions, but they probably should add 2 teams and move 2 (Phoenix and Miami). Those two just don't seem like viable markets, even after all of this time.
Toronto has needed two teams for a long time, and giving Quebec a team back rights a historic...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tony Barnhart: "LSU with lots of losses on the defensive side." - Baloo on 8/26/14 at 10:14 am|
[quote]Barrow- led our team in tackles
Loston- led our team in INT
Freak- led our team in Tackles for loss[/quote]
Mills was tied with Loston in INT. But let's look at these losses:
Tackles: 3 of the top 5 return, 7 of top 10.
INT: 4 of the top 6 return
TFL: 4 of the top 5 return, 7 of ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Is There a More 90s Movie Than American Pie? - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 9:00 pm|
| Music Board|| re: Is Phish The Most Important Indie Band Of All Time? - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 5:15 pm|
Let's put it like this, the Smiths first album was #1 on the UK albums chart. Now, i know Rough Trade was independent as in, not owned by a major, but we are talking about a totally different thing when we say independent labels in the two countries. You can't really make an argument that the smiths...
| Music Board|| re: Is Phish The Most Important Indie Band Of All Time? - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 4:37 pm|
[quote]Maybe if you're talking American bands, but The Smiths crush everything REM ever did. [/quote]
a few things:
If Morrissey is the answer, you've asked the wrong question. (Though Johnny Marr is awesome)
REM's IRS output takes a gigantic dump on the Smiths. Again, essentially invented a ...
| More Sports Board|| re: CFN - Preseason Top 5 - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 4:31 pm|
Oklahoma just keeps losing elite talent. They've had more critical personnel losses than Ohio St in the past month. Frank Shannon is a huge loss.
I think this is the year K-State wins the Big 12. never bet against Bill Snyder when he has a senior QB. But I also don't think OU is gonna roll that c...
| Music Board|| re: Is Phish The Most Important Indie Band Of All Time? - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 3:50 pm|
Fugazi would like a word. Or Black Flag. Actually, I'd say that Black Flag, while not the best indie band ever, is probably the most important. They created a lot of the template on how to be a DIY band.
The greatest indie band ever is REM. They essentially invented "alternative" rock....
| More Sports Board|| re: CFN - Preseason Top 5 - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 3:48 pm|
I'm high on UCLA, though I don't think I'm this high on them. But don't ever compare me to Bill Plaschke. He's the worst sportswriter in the country, and I mean that. He f'n sucks.
This is a defensible top 5. It's not my top 5 (I'd definitely have Michigan St in there, and I think Georgia is win...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Best Alfred Hitchcock movie - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 9:56 am|
[quote]stiff, setbound chatfest about two homos -- what am I missing?[/quote]
It's a technical marvel, as it is all "one take" with cuts only when the cameras ran out of film. The blocking alone is impressive. But also, what they chat about is quite interesting, as its essentially an argument again...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Rank these movies - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 9:52 am|
That is an odd list:
Assassination of Jesse James
I just re-watched Sin City for the first time in a long time a few weeks ago, and I was taken aback by how bad it is. I used to love that movie, but it did not hold up wel...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Harold and Kumar go to White Castle - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 9:50 am|
The first time? Oh my God.
Watch it about a dozen more times. It keeps getting funnier. EXTREME!...
| More Sports Board|| re: The 5 Least-Desirable Teams in the NFL to Play For - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 9:49 am|
[quote]But places like Chicago are totally safe right?[/quote]
If you're rich, yes. Chicago would be one of the best places on earth to live as a multi-millionare athlete. You can have tradition and not live in BFE.
It takes a certain type of player to enjoy living in Green Bay. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Has the "Grantland" website met your expectations? - Baloo on 8/25/14 at 9:47 am|
I think it's pretty good. Simmons' real talent is as an accumulator of talent, and he's done a good job of attracting talented writers to the site. It's one of the best places for sports longform reads, outside of SB Nation (...keep you mitts off of Steven Godfrey, Simmons!)
I also like that the...
| More Sports Board|| re: Sleeping Giant schools in College Football. - Baloo on 8/24/14 at 9:43 am|
Pretty much every school in the ACC. I mean, ACC is likely to survive realignment and has ease of access to the Playoff, which is important to sustained success. And really, outside of FSU and maybe Clemson, there are no top tier programs in the ACC. Someone is eventually going to "wake up" and be t...
| Music Board|| re: Dylan's a junkie - Baloo on 8/24/14 at 9:35 am|
She's so unhip, when you say Dylan, she thinks you're talking about Dylan Thomas... whoever that was. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Simpsons FXX Mega Marathon In Game Thread - Baloo on 8/22/14 at 9:49 pm|
Talk to the audience? Oh God, this is always death....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: I'll admit it, I'm a fan of Blue Bloods. - Baloo on 8/22/14 at 7:54 pm|
It's a well made mediocrity. Everyone on it is probably too talented for the material, but hey, it's a paycheck. If you're going to do something, even if its disposable trash, might as well do it well. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Even Honest Trailers loves The Winter Soldier ( Lots of Spoilers) - Baloo on 8/22/14 at 7:49 pm|
Mental note: don't tick Dr RC off....