| Gaming Board|| re: Xbone or ps4.. which should i get - Scoob on 4/16/14 at 12:28 pm|
PC with Steam (not the Steam box), honestly. It's gotten to where a mid-range laptop equals/exceeds the PS3 and 360, and a decent desktop will kill the current generation consoles. Using the Steam bargain prices, you make the difference up in price inside a year, and you still have far more function...
| SEC Rant|| re: Best place to take a crap on your campus - Scoob on 4/16/14 at 9:54 am|
Years ago, the physics/astronomy building in the corner of LSU's quad had some nice save havens. Nothing fancy, but quiet, off the beaten path, well-stocked. Used to say a couple rosaries there...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Captain America: Winter Soldier ***(SPOILERS)*** - Scoob on 4/8/14 at 4:48 pm|
Saw this Friday at Perkins Rowe. Excellent movie. For sure, it's the best Marvel movie since The Avengers. Depending on your taste, it is maybe the best of the bunch, outright.
If you're into the "gritty realism/Dark Knight" thing, then IMHO, it's better than those films. Bigger/better storyline ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Vikings, S2E5: Answers in Blood - Scoob on 4/3/14 at 9:46 pm|
[quote]Does this show rank anywhere on peoples' favorite shows? Damn I love this show. [/quote]Right now it's the show I look most forward to. I got home late, so I'm going to wait until tomorrow, then catch it either on-demand or streaming online (I didn't want to miss anything in the beginning). S...
| SEC Rant|| re: The Top 10 Best SEC Football Teams to NEVER win a National Championship? - Scoob on 3/25/14 at 10:59 am|
Was gonna say Arkansas 1998 (the year Tenn won the BCS, and the hawgs scared the shite out of them), but then I googled it. Forgot they lost 3 of the last 4 games...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Thread: LSU 67 @ SMU 80 FINAL Season over - Scoob on 3/24/14 at 10:02 pm|
maybe this gives JOB a taste of what good college bball is like, and he comes back for his senior year... ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Who's your favorite SEC Team besides your own? - Scoob on 3/24/14 at 9:24 pm|
I don't really hate anyone in the conference anymore; although Bama fans (the loud bandwagon ones) do irritate me. The Saban situation used to be an issue, but not any longer.
Funny thing, in the 90's I tended to hate Florida for owning everyone, but then I really liked Tennessee when they becam...
| SEC Rant|| re: Prominent "Rantisms" - Scoob on 3/23/14 at 9:36 pm|
I hear "Gumps" used quite a bit, actually. If you don't hear it in Oregon, that's because Bama never plays them. Jorts... sometimes. Guido is more what I hear in reference to Fla.
"Germans"; never heard the phrase mentioned, ever. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Congrats to J'den Cox, Mizzou's NCAA Champion wrestler! - Scoob on 3/22/14 at 9:40 pm|
Not every wrestler can play football, but the ones who do are almost always impact guys. Very strong for their size; classic old-style fullbacks and linebackers....
| SEC Rant|| re: Congrats to J'den Cox, Mizzou's NCAA Champion wrestler! - Scoob on 3/22/14 at 9:26 pm|
Great for him, it's a great college sport
Wrestling is for yankees, imo[/quote]Wrestling has always been big in NOLA. LSU could/should field a competitive program just taking guys from the Catholic League...
| SEC Rant|| re: OOC opponent that owns your favorite team historically? - Scoob on 3/21/14 at 3:51 pm|
yeah, I just looked it up. Surprised to see Fla St have such a large spread too (7-2), I thought we'd won more against them. On the other hand, we're 9-3 vs Miami.
Other notables- Ga Tech is 12-7 vs us, Maryland is 3-0, Penn St is 2-0.
Oh, and Sewanee is 6-3... I guess there'll be no vengeance ...
| SEC Rant|| re: OOC opponent that owns your favorite team historically? - Scoob on 3/21/14 at 3:40 pm|
Without looking it up, Nebraska is the team that comes to mind re LSU. I seem to remember being 0-3 vs them in big bowls in the 80s; it would be nice to return the favor sometime....
| SEC Rant|| re: What would have happened if Mettenberger had stayed on the UGA team? - Scoob on 3/21/14 at 12:05 pm|
Mett may have still transferred, but who knows? Sometimes the backup QB moves elsewehere to be near their family (see- Rivers at LSU, going to be near his brother this season), but Mett's mom works at UGA, so that idea is out.
Would Richt and the UGA staff have been open and honest enough to tel...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jarell Martin announces he will stay next season, Mickey still up in air - Scoob on 3/17/14 at 3:39 pm|
[quote]Another year in college won't magically make JOB a lottery pick. If it hasn't happened yet, it won't. Now is the time to go for him IMHO.[/quote]With this point of view, everyone other than Martin (who may yet develop into a high draft pick) should leave. Nobody else projects to even be draft...
| Tiger Rant|| re: "Johnny Jones will eventially get us there" - Scoob on 3/16/14 at 10:25 am|
Thanks, just curious. I'm way outside the loop, so I'm certainly not aware of anything myself.
Of course, there's simply the issue that the team was never as good as we thought; I figured the Butler game (a close win) was a good test. Turns out, Butler had a losing record....
| Tiger Rant|| re: "Johnny Jones will eventially get us there" - Scoob on 3/16/14 at 9:52 am|
Any rumors or inside info on something happening during the season, that might have derailed things?A fight between players, or player-coaches?
Seemed like the first part of the season we were destined to win 20+ and breeze into the NCAA tourney. This wasn't based just on beating preseason chumps...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Grade Johnny Jones' 2013-2014 season - Scoob on 3/15/14 at 8:55 pm|
Coach Jones himself? I'd go with a D, and that high only due to the promising start we got out to.
Based on talent on the roster, this team badly regressed as the season went on.
Look at all 3 Kentucky games, and 2 things become clear: we have plenty of talent that can play with anyone, and ...
| SEC Rant|| re: So it looks like Tennessee is going to the NCAA tournament... - Scoob on 3/14/14 at 5:19 pm|
[quote]Looking at UTs lineup, the fact it took him this long to lock up a bid is pretty pathetic. They should easily be a top 3 or 4 seed.... Not a fringe 6 or wherever they'll end up. [/quote]If UT gets in, I can't see any higher than a 9 seed. The SEC is despised (basketball); remember LSU won the...
| SEC Rant|| re: Would you rather be a fan of your most hated rival, or a liberal? - Scoob on 3/14/14 at 5:12 pm|
[quote]I've got some shite I'm conservative about, I've got some shite I'm liberal about. It's impossible for me to choose one.
Choose Libertarian. [/quote]Best, most thoughtful point of view- each extreme has some really asinine points of view.
I'd much rather be "liberal" than a fan of ......
| Tiger Rant|| re: The last time LSU and Kentucky split in reg season and met in the SEC-T - Scoob on 3/13/14 at 10:09 pm|
[quote]It's been 21 years since we even made the finals.[/quote]What round did we lose in, the year we made the Final Four (I think it was 2006)? I thought we lost to Florida in the finals, could be mistaken though...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Strategy behind trading sproles to the eagles? - Scoob on 3/13/14 at 2:33 pm|
Who knows, maybe some "strategy" in dealing with the Eagles... maybe Payton respects Chip Kelly (and vice versa). Make some inroads and do a deal beneficial to all parties, and you might have some future dealings between the two teams.
Similar offensive philosophies mean one team might have a guy...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Was Darren lied to? - Scoob on 3/13/14 at 1:28 pm|
I realize Stephen A uses the "indignant,wronged brother" shtick for ratings, but seriously- how can anyone complain about this?
Sproles was likely to be released by the Saints, because of money and declining production. We all knew that. But he was still under contract before the deadline, and the...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: New Orleans Saints moving towards more conservative offense? - Scoob on 3/9/14 at 9:06 pm|
I think we'll eventually see the shift to a more run-based, play-action offense. Why? Because it would mean we keep Brees longer.
3-4 years from now, Brees won't have the arm he once had, and we won't be able to keep going wide open. When that happens, you roll the dice... either you get another...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU player that most lived up to the hype? - Scoob on 3/8/14 at 5:02 pm|
[quote]People are answering this question differently. If we are talking college to the pros then answers like Todd Walker and Shaq are correct. If it is high school to college (the way I would answer it) then PP7 is the correct answer.[/quote]Yeah, the original post referenced Fournette, so I'm rea...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU player that most lived up to the hype? - Scoob on 3/8/14 at 4:48 pm|
[quote]Shaq didn't have much hype.
Not the way I remember it...[/quote]Shaq wasn't really hyped a lot coming in, other than Duke also recruited him (and Coach K was gonna redshirt him). He wasn't considered "all-world" or anything like that, just big and raw. Stanley Roberts was the big-name c...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Are we witnessing a change of philosophy on offense? - Scoob on 3/7/14 at 5:12 pm|
I think the change in philosophy started a couple years ago, as evidenced by the Ingram pick. Remember what everyone said about Ingram? He looked like an Emmitt Smith clone.
Brees is going to lose arm strength over the next couple years, just like Manning has. You can't count on him giving you 50...
| SEC Rant|| re: Is there anyone who thinks AU shouldnt claim 2004? - Scoob on 3/7/14 at 1:14 pm|
[quote]Lots of holes in that argument
Well, expose the holes.
ask Florida in 2006 about that. Ohio St was the "superior" team, went undefeated, and had just beaten another "superior" team in #2 Michigan; so clearly the Big 10 was the "superior" conference too (hell, they had #1 and #2 i...
| SEC Rant|| re: Is there anyone who thinks AU shouldnt claim 2004? - Scoob on 3/7/14 at 1:00 pm|
This, btw, is the major reason I felt the LSU-Bama rematch was wrong.
Nice, this thread now has everything.
[/quote] :cheers: you're welcome :lol:
I don't dispute Bama's title that year, or that they were they were the better team in the rematch. Or even that they didn't look...
| SEC Rant|| re: Is there anyone who thinks AU shouldnt claim 2004? - Scoob on 3/7/14 at 12:45 pm|
[quote]since by rights they should win that game 1-0 (forfeit).
except for the fact it wasnt a forfeit[/quote]I said it [b]should[/b] have been. USC had ineligible players. If you look at it, it wasn't a legit game due to that, thus should be considered forfeit. Take it for what it's worth.
| SEC Rant|| re: Jim Rome Smokes Saban on Radio - Scoob on 3/7/14 at 12:28 pm|
My 2 cents-
1, I agree with Rome on the HUNH/Saban issue. It reeks of sour grapes; Saban doesn't want to adjust to playing against that style of offense.
2, I also remember Everett going after Rome when it happened, and it was hilarious. I always thought it was legit, too; but go watch the yo...