| More Sports Board|| re: Charlie Strong - man on a mission - SwatMitchell on 7/25/14 at 12:22 pm|
[quote]If this is from a failed drug test he will have a hard time getting recruits.[/quote]
I just don't get the allure of drugs (mostly weed) to these young guys. They have athleticism and, in turn, access to girls that others just don't. Is it really that hard to just drink alcohol occasiona...
| More Sports Board|| re: Writer Mark Zuckerman ranks all 30 MLB ballparks - SwatMitchell on 7/25/14 at 12:14 pm|
[quote]I agree on the porch. It was modeled after a lot of old parks. I love that feel. [/quote]
Other new parks were able to go retro without obstructed views.
Also, the location and heat are minuses - retractable roofs just make sense in such climates for summer sports......
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Embarrassing Guilty Pleasures Movie Thread - SwatMitchell on 7/22/14 at 2:31 pm|
Rock N Roll High School
| SEC Rant|| Realignment In A Nutshell - SwatMitchell on 7/10/14 at 4:15 pm|
This statement concisely sums up the past few years' activity:
SEC Network is available with U200 and above in U-verse TV markets in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: SEC Network on Uverse will be avail in the U200 - SwatMitchell on 7/10/14 at 1:55 pm|
[quote]SEC Network is available with U200 and above in U-verse TV markets in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas[/quote]
That one sentence sums up conference realignment better than anything els...
| More Sports Board|| re: Ragin Cajuns ranked as 34th best college sports program - SwatMitchell on 7/9/14 at 4:09 pm|
[quote]UL had a great year![/quote]
This thread is already confusing enough - so why introduce Louisville? ...though they do have a great college sports program....
| More Sports Board|| re: Best baseball line ever? - SwatMitchell on 7/8/14 at 2:24 pm|
Jim Deshaies once referred to an outfield as "Young Frank and Stein" (their names). I found it clever....
| O-T Lounge|| re: How would you rate the Texas Universities? - SwatMitchell on 6/20/14 at 2:35 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tiger Stadium update 06/18/2014 - SwatMitchell on 6/18/14 at 2:35 pm|
[quote]North looks like etched concrete painted gray
South looks like stucco finish panel design,a light tan color like alex box,energy bldg, etc..[/quote]
Isn't it nearly impossible to see both end zone exteriors at the same time? Also, won't aging/time/patina bring the colors (greyish beige o...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Youth Coaches - Cutting a Player - SwatMitchell on 6/16/14 at 12:43 pm|
[quote]Here's how I handled it. I coached youth baseball for 16 seasons.
The first thing you do is you send an e-mail to the parents and you let them know that you're wiping the roster clean and you're holding tryouts for the next season. I did this going from 11-12 level to 13-14 level, because ...
| Money Talk|| re: Debit Card Rewards - SwatMitchell on 6/12/14 at 2:40 pm|
[quote]Out of curiosity, why would you want this over a credit card?[/quote]
It is more of a hardline budgeting tool, my wife and I have a joint account and she does most of the spending.
Also, to keep our credit scores high by keeping a low utilization rate on our credit cards - which we use ...
| Money Talk|| Debit Card Rewards - SwatMitchell on 6/12/14 at 1:52 pm|
I just read through the entire "Credit Card Rewards" thread and there was no mention of these.
We have been using the BofA Alaska Airlines Debit Rewards card for years and that plan has been discontinued within the month.
Is anyone aware of any similar offers out there?
We are in Austin and...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Amway and other multi-level marketing/pyramid schemes - SwatMitchell on 6/12/14 at 1:42 pm|
MonaVie, an acai berry drink, has come through our neighborhood (West Austin). Anyone else familiar?
It actually seems to be a decent product, but super expensive per bottle....
| O-T Lounge|| re: How many OTers use a standing desk? - SwatMitchell on 6/10/14 at 4:28 pm|
I just got an Ergotron WorkFit that moves to accommodate sitting and standing - liking it a lot, just need to remember to wear comfortable shoes everyday.
It's been a week and I try to alternate hours sitting and standing. Our company is encouraging this trend (about 8 out of 115 so far) "sittin...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Amazon Prime vs Netflix - SwatMitchell on 6/10/14 at 2:44 pm|
I appreciate the responses, we will likely keep both for a while and see how much overlap there is.
The Amazon Prime offerings seem decent at first glance....
| Movie/TV Board|| Amazon Prime vs Netflix - SwatMitchell on 6/10/14 at 1:56 pm|
I just added an Amazon Prime account for order shipping purposes.
Is the included streaming movie inventory sufficient to replace my current streaming Netflix account? ...
| Music Board|| re: New Austin Alt Station - 105.3 The Fringe - SwatMitchell on 5/30/14 at 2:18 pm|
[quote]is bob fm still around?[/quote]
Yes, Bob (103.5) is random pop as this new station is random alt ...
| Music Board|| New Austin Alt Station - 105.3 The Fringe - SwatMitchell on 5/29/14 at 4:24 pm|
I just stumbled across this station this week and have been streaming it at the office. Alt variety, some going way back, similar to old KGSR (for those familiar), but much better and more breadth than I've been able to get with Pandora.
It has relatively few commercials, check their song histor...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Public Schools in Louisiana - SwatMitchell on 5/21/14 at 3:56 pm|
[quote]I'm not trolling, I genuinely want to know why the school system as a whole in LA is so bad.[/quote]
There is a direct positive correlation between the percentage of students with two active parents and the quality of the school, this is regardless of geography and private vs public... ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just to kill time...LSU Tigers on current NFL rosters - SwatMitchell on 5/13/14 at 12:53 pm|
3 out of 50+ are OL, that is an amazing stat....
| O-T Lounge|| re: 4th of July on Lake Travis - SwatMitchell on 5/1/14 at 12:27 pm|
If staying downtown, possibly [link=(https://www.car2go.com/en/austin/)]Car2Go[/link]? Cab ride out and back will be very high...
ETA: nevermind, it looks like they charge by the minute and Lake Travis is outside of their parking zone.
You might try finding a Lake Austin boat rental on craigs...
| SEC Rant|| re: Eliminate Divisons - SwatMitchell on 4/30/14 at 1:38 pm|
The SEC got out of the business of duplicate markets the second the notion of an SEC Network was born.
So no Florida State either, the next 2 adds will come from this group: UNC, NC State, OU, UTx, UVA, Va Tech. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Mercedes ultimate offroad machine - SwatMitchell on 4/29/14 at 12:50 pm|
I have never really been interested in driving a quad cab, dually - this changes that sentiment......
| O-T Lounge|| re: Buying an SUV with 8k cash (ETA: Viewed the vehicle. Got Questions.) - SwatMitchell on 4/23/14 at 2:00 pm|
Old Toyota Landcruiser...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Pit Bulls break in to trailer, attack 4 year old - SwatMitchell on 4/10/14 at 1:46 pm|
Sad, I hope that this child is OK.
Lower economic class children already have enough to overcome. Why do their families insist on owning a breed that proportionally puts them at a greater risk of serious injury?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is the best city to live in after graduation? - SwatMitchell on 3/20/14 at 1:07 pm|
[quote]Is Houston really a good city to live in though? How are the people? [/quote]
Houston is very liveable - just live within 5 miles of your office and getaway for a week or two in July/August. Austin is more scenic and does have less humidity, mosquitoes and crime.
I have found Houston, ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Any booked hotel in Houston for Wisc game? - SwatMitchell on 3/19/14 at 2:11 pm|
It's such a "business first" town that weekend rates are always great - unless there is a really huge event in town.
Hilton Americas Downtown and Four Seasons are also not terribly far from the rail line....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bill to rename I-10 Twin Spans for Frank Davis passes committee - SwatMitchell on 3/12/14 at 9:56 pm|
"Frank Davis Twin Spans" FTW...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: FSR: What Should Have Won Best Picture (Not 2013) - SwatMitchell on 3/6/14 at 10:32 am|
I agree with these overturns of yours:
The Color Purple over Out of Africa
Saving Private Ryan over Shakespeare In Love
The Pianist over Chicago
I am very good with the original winner for the rest......
| O-T Lounge|| re: Stars without and with makeup (don't say I didn't warn you) - SwatMitchell on 2/24/14 at 3:52 pm|
Lana Del Rey