| 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 ...
| SEC Rant|| re: A&M/LSU 6:30 Thanksgiving Night on ESPN - Adam Banks on 6/23/14 at 4:48 pm|
I truly hate the aggies for this....
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Vs Texas A&M Thanksgiving Game to Kickoff @ 6:30 CT on ESPN - Adam Banks on 6/23/14 at 2:41 pm|
[quote]. BOTH teams will have to play on a short week
2. I expect LSU to schedule accordingly (i.e. a winnable non-conf game the week before like Bama does the week before Auburn). This does suck however. Nothing says late season excitement like LSU - Ball St.![/quote]
You either use the by...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jamarcus Russell or Mettenburger? - Adam Banks on 6/22/14 at 4:55 pm|
[quote]If Miles lets Jimbo call his offense, we win a NC in 2006. That team had more talent than the 2007 team.
Its like people never watched a game of Jimbo Bubble Screen Fisher under Saban.
2006 played 4 top ten teams on the road. Food for thought the 2011 s...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The difference between North and South Louisiana... - Adam Banks on 6/22/14 at 1:24 pm|
[quote]And, here we have the factor most often cited for the declaration that north Louisiana sucks. It is that south Louisianians can't buy alcoholic beverages any time of the day that they want while they are up here. Nor is there a bar or tavern on every corner.
From what I gather t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Do Tiger fans realize just how good Ben Simmons is? - Adam Banks on 6/22/14 at 1:01 pm|
[quote]Bottom line for me is while this team was not the '81 team in talent or experience, I think it's all relative. And relative to the conference we were in and the level of the rest of college basketball, we underachieved. lost too many games we should not have and didn't make that up by beating...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The difference between North and South Louisiana... - Adam Banks on 6/22/14 at 12:38 pm|
[quote]Seriously ....that is the best you can offer about Monroe?
You asked what north LA had to offer someone from scottsdale arizona.
Well to someone in Arizona I doubt north LA has anything other than that that would impact your life. I really dont care for it to either or else...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The difference between North and South Louisiana... - Adam Banks on 6/22/14 at 12:31 pm|
[quote]what does north LA have of interest to the rest of the world??[/quote]
Well seeing as your location is Arizona North LA probably owns your phone lines after CenturyLink bought Qwest. Monroe will continue enjoying your money despite your comments about it....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Do Tiger fans realize just how good Ben Simmons is? - Adam Banks on 6/21/14 at 5:38 pm|
[quote]Heard the same thing about JOB.[/quote]
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Nowhere close. JOB, no offense to to him, is a statement to the Trent Johnson era in recruiting. He was a very solid recruit who had a good career but he was a 4 star around number 50 in the nation across all ...
| More Sports Board|| re: If You want to see the real LeGOAT turn on ESPN - Adam Banks on 6/21/14 at 1:23 pm|
[quote]Theres a much larger talent pool in Soccer compared to Basketball where basically only the best Americans compete for that spot, while the entire world competes for the top spot in Soccer.
Did you even watch the NBA finals? The winning teams players came from the virgin island...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The LesMiles.net videos have become scarce - Adam Banks on 6/21/14 at 1:16 pm|
Les has better things to do then play around making hype videos on the internet....
| Tiger Rant|| re: How many more national championships does les Miles win at LSU? - Adam Banks on 6/21/14 at 1:15 pm|
[quote]Back to back champs in 2015 & 2016
People are really discounting this upcoming year. We have a ton of talent and experience on defense, a VERY experienced o line, experience and talent with Magee and talent at the easiest transition position with Fournette.
The ONLY worry IMO...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Do Tiger fans realize just how good Ben Simmons is? - Adam Banks on 6/21/14 at 11:33 am|
[quote] Shaq at guard ?[/quote]
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NwgNLW9ASQ)]Ill just leave this here[/link]...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Jersey Boys - Adam Banks on 6/21/14 at 11:27 am|
The live show naturally had more energy and it definitely felt like a shot for shot remake but I still enjoyed it....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Joe Alleva to be targeted by Penn State per Moscona - Adam Banks on 6/20/14 at 12:40 pm|
[quote]And we can't over-emphasize the importance of his allowing head coaches to hire excellent assistant coaches (Cameron, Chavis, Dunn and now Musselman).[/quote]
The lengths y'all go to prop this guy up...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Joe Alleva to be targeted by Penn State per Moscona - Adam Banks on 6/19/14 at 11:38 pm|
[quote]You think Mike Slive cares about a logical argument? So you're implying the case Alleva made to Slive was illogical?
I expect him to call Slive out and take up for our institution.
[quote]Completely screws over? Let's not get too hyperbolic. Boo hoo, have Thanksgiving at ...