| Soccer Board|| re: Liverpool sells Suarez to Barca - Maderan on 7/11/14 at 9:28 am|
Yeah but how to you make that work? They couldn't get synergy with just Neymar and Messi, and now you add Suarez into the mix. Sometimes there isn't enough cohesion between superstars to make it work, especially if the all want to play with a lot of touches....
| Soccer Board|| re: Article on Messi from a Statistical Standpoint - Maderan on 7/7/14 at 1:53 pm|
It is long and really indepth with a lot of different metrics on what makes him great. Lots of stat comparisons vs Ronaldo.
The below is from the comments section of the article but it really seems to sum up Messi.
[i]"I forget who said this but I always thought it encapsulated Ronaldo and M...
| Money Talk|| re: Can an employer change 401k contributions? - Maderan on 7/7/14 at 11:17 am|
Yes, a match can be discretionary. They have complete control over the formula they use to calculate match....
| Soccer Board|| Article on Messi from a Statistical Standpoint - Maderan on 7/7/14 at 10:59 am|
About a week old but didn't find it when I searched.
[link=(http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lionel-messi-is-impossible/)]Messi is Impossible[/link]
Pretty awesome article using statistics of all players that shows just how great Messi has been since 2010.
| Soccer Board|| re: Anybody going to watch their favorite European club play this summer? - Maderan on 7/6/14 at 9:23 am|
Heading to Dallas to see Real vs Roma at the end of the month....
| Soccer Board|| re: "Julian Green is the X-factor" - Tim Howard - Maderan on 5/24/14 at 11:35 am|
Age doesn't deter me that much. Not saying Green is on the same level but Adnan Januzaj is 19 and I would take him on our team in a second.
Lets just hope he lives up to his potential....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Seven Dead, Seven Injured in Isla Vista ‘Mass Murder’ Shooting - Maderan on 5/24/14 at 11:30 am|
Pretty shallow for a human being. Worthless. I seriously think this comes from the everybody gets a trophy mentality we are using on our young. If they don't get to understand loss, rejection or disappointment when their parents are there to help them cope then they have no frame work for it later i...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Any isolation tank therapy in Louisiana? - Maderan on 5/23/14 at 2:47 pm|
There is one in new orleans....
| Money Talk|| re: Actively Managed vs. Index Funds - Maderan on 4/28/14 at 11:42 am|
[quote]Course, in a down market, the fund with the lesser fee will probably be the better bet.[/quote]
What?? Active management is usually way better in a down market than an index and is where their higher fee is most justified.
I like a blend of both and that is what a lot of institutional m...
| Money Talk|| re: Long Term Insurance Play ideas - Maderan on 4/24/14 at 3:41 pm|
It could be a long play for sure, it all depends on how quickly interest rates rise. I don't think it will be quick and if it is too drawn out you won't get enough of a pull back to make an entry point clear.
Many insurance companies are looking to/have altered their portfolios to reduce interest...
| Money Talk|| re: Long Term Insurance Play ideas - Maderan on 4/24/14 at 2:11 pm|
I would not invest in insurance companies at the current time. Yes, interest rates are going up which will help insurers make more income on investments but only EVENTUALLY.
Their investments all have quite a bit of duration risk, which is not what you want in a rising rate environment. Since the...
| Money Talk|| re: Nasdaq and Biotechs getting slaughtered - Maderan on 4/10/14 at 2:14 pm|
Market vol and movement in anticipation of poor earnings season. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Well Traveled Food People, NYC Food Ideas Welcomed Here - Maderan on 4/9/14 at 3:29 pm|
I would recommend Eataly if you like Italian. I could spend hours there. The whole place is basically a temple built to everything Italian with markets (fish, cheese, butcher, dessert, Italian meats, fresh pasta, vegggies, etc) and multiple small counter/table service restaurants that use the ingred...
| Money Talk|| re: What would you pay per sq ft in Old Metairie? - Maderan on 4/9/14 at 11:13 am|
I think the value of our house is around $200 per foot right now. Our house is one street over from Bath on Jefferson Ave....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Any X5 owners here? - Maderan on 4/9/14 at 8:59 am|
I agree with Pettifogger. Stay away from the German cars. They are a nightmare of costs if you are out of warranty. Go with the Lexus, Infiniti, Acura....
| Money Talk|| re: What would you pay per sq ft in Old Metairie? - Maderan on 4/9/14 at 8:54 am|
I live in that area. It is very convenient and a lot of new construction.
Keep in mind that you are going to pay a good bit more per square foot for a small house than you would for a large one....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Suggestions for a 6+ passenger SUV besides a Suburban - Maderan on 4/8/14 at 11:38 am|
I'll throw in my 2 cents since i just went through this. The Infiniti QX 80 is what I have. Some people don't like the look of the car but I do.
Fit my criteria of:
Not as big a a suburban (have to park in a garage everyday)
Being able to move 7 people
Have useable storage in the back (tahoe,...
| Money Talk|| re: I'm back.. with two job offers on the table - Maderan on 3/19/14 at 9:47 am|
B if you want a career in tech.
If job A is public sector/schools then your experience will be valuable in that area but less so in the corporate world. But if that is a sector that you are interested in and would be happy with a career in then that shouldn't be a factor.
Marketing jobs tend t...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Top 25 Hottest Female Sex Offenders - Maderan on 2/7/14 at 3:58 pm|
I don't think any of them are actual sex offenders.
At least the ones I checked weren't, still fine though....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Cane's vs Bailey's - Maderan on 2/2/14 at 10:55 pm|
The employees giving away food is what must have put that place under. You can add me to the list of someone who would get tons of free food from there.
Like 20 fingers and a bag of fries for free. Looking back I feel bad for whoever owned that place....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Chili....Make me a believer - Maderan on 1/24/14 at 11:06 am|
The best chilies I have had all had some form of chocolate in them, be it coco powder or dark chocolate.
Also use some of the Sazon seasoning from Goyo. Most of the recipes that win chili cook offs use it as their secret ingredient.
| Money Talk|| re: Dividend play for long term (30+ yrs) vs Index - Maderan on 1/21/14 at 9:50 am|
What has been said by previous posters is pretty spot on.
Thought I would share a bit on the importance of dividends to total return.
If you look at the Ibbotson year book tables for Large Company stocks $1,000 invested in the index (no div reinvestment) in 1925 grew to $98,560 by 2011.
| Soccer Board|| re: Are American players good enough? - Maderan on 1/14/14 at 10:01 am|
It is a flaw in the way Americans develop talent. The focus on team, passing and winning begins as soon as kids get on the pitch.
We lack kids brought up with the basketball mentality of doing something creative and driving to the rim. Until we change the development tract that is producing playe...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Mascona saying something huge is brewing....... - Maderan on 1/6/14 at 4:12 pm|
I'll guess Cam Cameron new contract as HC in waiting.
Saban to LSU to just coach the DBs....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Anything on Malachi Dupre? - Maderan on 12/30/13 at 8:53 pm|
My sales person at Bergeron Dodge was Matt Dupre, Malachi's older brother. I chatted with him for a bit about his brother. They seem to be looking at schools from a very business like perspective. Matt is studying to be a sports agent and their uncle is/was a sports agent. He said it is down to LSU,...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Favorite Paul Walker movie/s? - Maderan on 12/3/13 at 9:36 am|
How can the answer not be Running Scared?
Anyone who said otherwise must have never seen it. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Review new burger spot on Vets: Atomic Burger - Maderan on 11/26/13 at 3:40 pm|
Pricing was like 5-6 bucks for the burger and another 3 to make it a combo.
Shake was more expensive around 4.50.
Cheaper than 5 Guys but more expensive than McDonalds, Wendy's etc....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Review new burger spot on Vets: Atomic Burger - Maderan on 11/26/13 at 3:35 pm|
I liked the fries a lot. I would put them on par with some of the best in the city, perhaps just a step below. They were almost as good as the fires at LUKE.
Burger was really good but I can't place it in a category. Better than anything I have had at a fast food joint (I liked it better than 5 G...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review new burger spot on Vets: Atomic Burger - Maderan on 11/26/13 at 2:51 pm|
Just opened and tried it out for lunch. Came away impressed. It seems like a focus on quality.
Burger is good and a thicker style than I have seen for any fast food place.
Fries were some of the best I've had anywhere. Thin cut in house with skin on.
Highlight was the milk shake. They make...
| Money Talk|| re: Why hybrid adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are good for short-term homeowners. - Maderan on 11/15/13 at 8:52 am|
We did this with the first house we bought. We went one step further though and paid the same amount every month as if we had gone with a 30 yr. You get way more equity at the end of the 5 year period if you do this....