| Movie/TV Board|| re: New released movie "The Giver"- No spoliers - Adam Banks on 8/15/14 at 5:57 pm|
[quote]27% with critics. Are you easy going by nature?
The general knock from what I read is that the subject matter seems tired after multiple hunger games divergent etc.
However The Giver is what made those commercially viable in the first place. The book and the movie are superi...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Mad Men: Is this your favorite show? - Adam Banks on 7/26/14 at 11:34 am|
One survives on cheap tricks and explosions, the other won 4 straight Emmys for outstanding drama. Bear in mind they were competing straight up for the awards....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Mad Men: Is this your favorite show? - Adam Banks on 7/26/14 at 11:26 am|
Mad Men is so superior to Breaking Bad its not even funny. Matthew Weiners attention to detail is incredible....
| Political Talk|| re: And so it begins - Russia shelling Ukrainian military targets - Adam Banks on 7/24/14 at 7:22 pm|
Ron Paul says Russia not involved....2 days later missiles shot from Russia....you cant make this stuff up.
As for appeasement I truly am curious as to Putin's endgame here. I definitely believe he wants the to have a USSR reunion tour, but will he go past that?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Alleva addresses West Side/South side of TS clash, netural site games, parking - Adam Banks on 7/22/14 at 7:18 pm|
[quote]The dorms they tore down will be a parking lot.[/quote]
[quote]The married housing projec, er, dorms. [/quote]
Paved paradise and put up a parking lot....
| Political Talk|| re: Ron Paul "Russia has killed no one in Ukraine, nor the separatists - Adam Banks on 7/22/14 at 7:39 am|
[quote]Now granted I think almost all signs are pointing to the separatists doing this, but Ron Paul is trying for us not to accuse the separatists of this horrible act before we know everything and pointing out the story line helps Ukraine. [/quote]
Oh good ole uncle kook just wants us to be rea...
| Political Talk|| re: Ron Paul "Russia has killed no one in Ukraine, nor the separatists - Adam Banks on 7/22/14 at 12:38 am|
[quote]Hey perhaps we should have proof before accusing the second strongest nuclear power in the world of shooting down a commercial airliner.
Sheeple falling into line.....I really dont know what it is about that guy that he has yall so brainwashed.......
| Political Talk|| re: Ron Paul "Russia has killed no one in Ukraine, nor the separatists - Adam Banks on 7/22/14 at 12:17 am|
[quote]right ... we should march in there and prove to putin we're no coward ... frick the advice of george washington and the historical evidence of vietnam and iraq ...
Because not publicly excusing Russia (and Im sorry you cant distinguish them the separatist are as...
| Political Talk|| re: Ron Paul "Russia has killed no one in Ukraine, nor the separatists - Adam Banks on 7/21/14 at 10:10 pm|
[quote]What is that old saying? " The nut doesn't fall far from the tree". Anybody, & I mean anybody, who would cast a vote for Ron or his son Rand, aint playing with a full deck. Both of them, are absolute imbeciles.
Completely agree Ron is a kook and Rand is a kook in sheeps clothi...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Matt Womack commits to the Tigers - Adam Banks on 7/20/14 at 12:24 pm|
[quote]Thank you for sharing that information. On the 247 board, a lot of people are really excited about this kid. I thought he was a 5-star, lol. Grimes has obviously done his homework. IMO, OL are the hardest group to evaluate. [/quote]
Yeah I'm not gonna question grimes on his evals especiall...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Matt Womack commits to the Tigers - Adam Banks on 7/20/14 at 11:35 am|
[quote]Is it me or the staff is going after a lot of under the radar guys? I guess the staff sees potential down the road or these are the types that replace the 3 years and done guys. I could see the logic in this. Welcome aboard Matt could really see him helping us down the road on the oline.[/quo...
| SEC Recruiting|| re: Thank you, Landon Collins. RE: Gerald Willis - Adam Banks on 7/17/14 at 8:00 pm|
[quote]I am friends with Landon personally and you betcha he has some hard feelings against LSU fans. He loves his city and state as much as anyone but you guys put him through hell to say the least.
Your friend needs to grow a pair and start acting like an adult....
| More Sports Board|| re: I don't get why any team would want Melo - Adam Banks on 7/12/14 at 7:38 pm|
This thread is awful. People are talking about how he relies too much on himself especially late in games.... who else on one of his teams would you have trusted late in the game to take the shot other than melo?? Tyson Chandler? Washed up AI or Stoudemire?...
| More Sports Board|| re: Over/Under on how many years LeBron lasts in CLE this time - Adam Banks on 7/12/14 at 1:20 pm|
Lebron occupies so much space in your head. To answer the question he will retire there winning 1-2 more titles maybe more depending on how wiggins and Bennett develop or if they get a guy like love.
He got the title monkey off his back and now he gets to go back home and play till he decides to...
| More Sports Board|| re: Lebron had less playing years in Miami than predicted titles.. - Adam Banks on 7/11/14 at 12:49 pm|
The haters are pathetic....the only thing to criticize is a quote from a pep rally......
| More Sports Board|| re: Dirk showing Lebron how to allow a team to build around him. - Adam Banks on 7/4/14 at 11:19 am|
[quote]Once Jordan left and when Pippen left Chicago his salary went something like this:
1996-97 (CHI) - $2,250,000
1997-98 (CHI)- $2,775,000[/quote]
Pippen got royally screwed by Jordan and Chicago....
| Soccer Board|| re: SBI: Donovan admits to initial bitterness towards USMNT - Adam Banks on 6/30/14 at 9:20 am|
[quote]What? ESPN hasn't really made anything of the Donovan omission since the World Cup started. [/quote]
That's the point. Until he did this the story was dead. This morning now it's all the talking heads are talking about at least on the radio. He made it about him again instead of the usmnt....
| Soccer Board|| re: SBI: Donovan admits to initial bitterness towards USMNT - Adam Banks on 6/30/14 at 8:29 am|
[quote]Seriously, people need to read the actual LA Times article.[/quote]
I read it. Yes he said it was "for a second" and yes it's natural however he should know that the only thing usmnt espn will be talking about is Landon Donovan. Which on my drive this morning was all I heard. After advanci...
| Soccer Board|| re: SBI: Donovan admits to initial bitterness towards USMNT - Adam Banks on 6/30/14 at 8:08 am|
[quote]. I'm just amazed at the fact that he went from "I'll be the biggest cheerleader" to "I hope they suck a little without me" when things really didn't go his way[/quote]
He is proving Juergen right by doing this....Juergen didnt want a media side show to be about Donovan and his playing tim...
| Soccer Board|| re: SBI: Donovan admits to initial bitterness towards USMNT - Adam Banks on 6/29/14 at 5:17 pm|
[quote]PS - Klinsmann's son still hasn't apologized. tPOS.
At the bottom of the article is an article on Klinnsman apologizing
| Soccer Board|| re: The Times-Picayune Article on Soccer/World Cup - Adam Banks on 6/29/14 at 11:07 am|
[quote]they have the best or 2nd best (uruguay) developmental system in the world. they revolutionized soccer development in the 70s[/quote]
Which goes to my original and the articles point if our athletes focused their skills on soccer like the rest of the world then we'd be elite. Hell Juergen s...
| Soccer Board|| re: The Times-Picayune Article on Soccer/World Cup - Adam Banks on 6/29/14 at 11:03 am|
[quote]Some people dont have the innate skills required to be elite, despite elite athleticism. That's all anyone is saying. [/quote]
So you're telling me that the Netherlands with less people than NYC has somehow through natural selection come up with far more innate soccer skill than the us? Ju...
| Soccer Board|| re: The Times-Picayune Article on Soccer/World Cup - Adam Banks on 6/29/14 at 10:57 am|
[quote]You're missing my point. We don't currently have the means to make elite soccer players out of elite athletes. That's not a cop out, that's just fact. [/quote]
I can agree with that it just sounded like the typical look at chad ochocinco type post from soccer fans. I agree that the skills ...
| Soccer Board|| re: The Times-Picayune Article on Soccer/World Cup - Adam Banks on 6/29/14 at 10:48 am|
[quote]For someone writing in a major newspaper, this guy knows very, very little about soccer. Athletes choosing football over soccer has very little to do with our inability to compete with the world's top teams. [/quote]
This is such a cop out by soccer fans. Yes there are some skills that wou...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU vs UM 2018 (Making progress) - Adam Banks on 6/29/14 at 9:54 am|
[quote]I don't get this board's widespread hatred of playing openers away from Tiger Stadium. Like, I get why some people are for and against it. I see each viewpoint's arguments but people here are so damn angry about it. DFW ain't too bad to me. It's like another bowl game. [/quote]
| Soccer Board|| re: Why are so many in United States threatened by soccer? - Adam Banks on 6/28/14 at 2:51 pm|
[quote]Many Americans are angered by this fact. They want the sports that America invented and dominates to be those sports and can't understand why the rest of the world is in awe of Messi much more so than LeBron. They are also a little threatened by it. Soccer is increasing in popularity in the U...
| Soccer Board|| re: I BELIEVE - Adam Banks on 6/28/14 at 12:50 pm|
[quote]Gedion Zelalem will pledge to the US [/quote]
Whats the deal with all the german americans? Soccer newb here (have really only watched WCs) but do the all just want to play for jurgen? I just have never noticed this in previous WCs for the us....
| More Sports Board|| re: Sports media personalities universally liked on teh MSB? - Adam Banks on 6/28/14 at 12:22 pm|
Ron "sweet baby" Franklin is universally liked. Unfortunately the world went and got too dang sensitive for a man treating a lady like a lady....
| SEC Rant|| re: If Vandy wins, Ms State and Ole Miss only ones without a championship - Adam Banks on 6/24/14 at 8:24 pm|
[quote]Or the '60 team that didnt lose a game but the AP awards it to a 8-2 team.
They awarded it to an 8-1 team-titles before bowls. The team that got robbed there was not yall but Iowa. Played 9 games 6 vs ranked opponents 1 loss to number 3 on the road. Yall played 2 ranked teams all...
| More Sports Board|| re: USA-Portugal match draws more viewers than NBA Finals or World Series - Adam Banks on 6/23/14 at 10:10 pm|
The people who have this unbelievable hate of soccer always confuse me.
Mostly wannabe "macho" idiots and rednecks. Ignorant all the same.
Some people dont like soccer and thats ok. Theres constant threads where people hate on the NBA all the time and you rarely get a ...