| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: tOfficial Aggy Board Bowl Pickem - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 10:37 pm|
New Mexico--Wash State (and the Pirate)
Las Vegas--Fresno State
Potato--San Diego State
Belk--North Carolina (I'll...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Hottest and Coldest places you ever been (spin-off thread) - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 10:21 pm|
Dallas for both.
The coldest was -1 on the day my mother was buried. We didn't have a graveside service....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Number Logic Challenges - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 12:08 pm|
1. Five shoes and three socks.
With four potential shoe colors, in the event you manage to pick all four colors with the first four picks, the fifth choice has to match one of the others.
Same on the socks, with only two color choices, if you pick two different colors with the first two picks...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: A&M schools in the SEC - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 11:59 am|
[quote]A&M is also a ridiculous Grant school [/quote]
No kidding. Every time I blink I'm reading about A&M getting another huge research grant. At this rate A&M could buy t.u. in a few years....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: A&M schools in the SEC - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 11:51 am|
If you're talking about schools that were formed under the Morrill Land-Grant Acts:
SEC West: A&M, LSU, MS State, Auburn, Arkansas
SEC East: Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mizzou...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: I want to be honest - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 11:37 am|
[quote]That's gonna get real fricking old real fast if we keep going 8-4[/quote]
Even at 8-4 A&M will make more $$$ than it ever would in the Big 12. And t.u. is stuck there, A&M isn't....
| SEC Rant|| re: Next Year with Playoff system SEC could send 2 or 3 teams with title hopes - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 11:35 am|
[quote]my problem is that it would destroy traditional bowl games[/quote]
Most of those bowl games should be destroyed....
| SEC Rant|| re: The "game manager" wins Johnny Unitas award - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 11:32 am|
Congrats here as well.
PS--I have how the term "game manager" is considered so negative. A QB is supposed to manage the game on offense--he's the one who relays the plays to the rest of the offense, reads the defense (and adjusts the play if needed), and (except for a wildcat play) is the first ...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: I want to be honest - Quidam65 on 12/9/13 at 9:56 am|
The money is better and the neighborhood is much nicer....
| Political Talk|| re: Poliboard roll call re: ice storm - Quidam65 on 12/7/13 at 8:55 am|
That's up my way. When you finally get back, will you need any help?...
| Political Talk|| re: Poliboard roll call re: ice storm - Quidam65 on 12/6/13 at 8:37 pm|
Lewisville (DFW Area)--27 degrees
Currently under Wind Chill Advisory and Hard Freeze Warning. Tonight's low expected to be 15 degrees.
No Stars or Mavericks games on, so I'm surfing TD....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Wintergeddon is upon us!!! - Quidam65 on 12/5/13 at 9:28 pm|
[quote]Suppose to be a 4 inch sheet of ice here by mid-afternoon tomorrow.
I've heard estimates 1/2 the city could lose power.
(I have underground utilities, so I should be cool) [/quote]
4 inches of ice could screw up transformers. In that case underground utilities don't mean anything. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Wintergeddon is upon us!!! - Quidam65 on 12/5/13 at 9:26 pm|
Have candles and fireplace going, just watched the Stars choke away another game....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Huntsville to land $10 Billion Boeing plant - Quidam65 on 12/5/13 at 9:25 pm|
Any idea what they are going to be building there?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Winter Storm Cleon - Quidam65 on 12/5/13 at 9:07 pm|
It hit here around 2PM and my car was iced over in the parking lot at work. (Fortunately I have a scraper)...
| SEC Rant|| re: Kentucky bball going Chrome for the their game against Baylor tomorrow night - Quidam65 on 12/5/13 at 6:29 pm|
Provided the game takes place.
Currently sleeting in DFW with forecast of freezing rain tonight and all of tomorrow morning....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Winter Storm Cleon - Quidam65 on 12/5/13 at 8:00 am|
Current update from DFW:
35 degrees, wind N at 21 mph
Forecast for today:
37 degrees for high, consistent N wind though dropping in speed somewhat. Rain moving in around 2PM, change to rain/freezing rain mix around 5PM, then to all freezing rain around 8PM.
The precip is supposed to con...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Winter Storm Cleon - Quidam65 on 12/4/13 at 5:07 pm|
| More Sports Board|| re: The Florida Panthers need to be relocated ASAP - Quidam65 on 12/4/13 at 10:31 am|
[quote]Quidam also talks shite about the Rangers. [/quote]
That's because they are in a decline with an idiot for a GM. When your "ace" pitcher can't beat the team you have to beat in your division, and you have to sign a crappy backup catcher for $3M to keep him from total collapse, that's not g...
| Political Talk|| re: 25% of texans don't have health insurance - Quidam65 on 12/4/13 at 10:21 am|
[quote]"Insurance" as it is defined is really "prepaid medical care". [/quote]
And that's the big problem. If it were to operate like real insurance, it would cover accidents and major illnesses only.
As mentioned before, if auto insurance operated like this, we would have $5 co-pays for oil ...
| Political Talk|| re: Richer White People n Greater BR Seek To Secede From Poorer Black Neighboorhoods - Quidam65 on 12/4/13 at 10:06 am|
Not being from Louisiana I have a question.
If Village St. George does become an incorporated city, does the law then allow it to establish its own school district independent of the parish school district?...
| More Sports Board|| re: The Florida Panthers need to be relocated ASAP - Quidam65 on 12/4/13 at 7:32 am|
[quote]But speaking of which, we just stole a win from the Blackhawks in a game we had no business winning[/quote]
No disagreement there. Especially when Roussel scores a goal (on a penalty shot, no less). He was just an assist away from the Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, and fight).
| More Sports Board|| re: The Florida Panthers need to be relocated ASAP - Quidam65 on 12/3/13 at 9:06 pm|
[quote]Their average attendance this season is over 15k[/quote]
That may be their ticket sales but I go to 2-3 games a year and there is NO WAY attendance is 15K. If there are 10K in attendance it would be a shock. 5-6K is more like it. Watch the games on TV and see how empty the lower bowl is...
| More Sports Board|| re: The Florida Panthers need to be relocated ASAP - Quidam65 on 12/3/13 at 8:19 pm|
[quote]A lot of South teams do well.
Negatory on that last one Gunslinger. Arena is barely 1/3 full and most of the fans are wearing the other team's jersey....
| More Sports Board|| re: The Florida Panthers need to be relocated ASAP - Quidam65 on 12/3/13 at 8:17 pm|
[quote]Personally I'd like to see Seattle get a team.[/quote]
I still think Dallas is heading there in 3-4 years. Our attendance is worse than Florida's....
| More Sports Board|| re: The Florida Panthers need to be relocated ASAP - Quidam65 on 12/3/13 at 8:15 pm|
Still won't help Dallas improve its attendance....
| O-T Lounge|| re: U.S. Government airdrops 2,000 dead mice in Guam to kill snakes - Quidam65 on 12/3/13 at 4:51 pm|
[quote]Hank Johnson ordered this. He was afraid the snakes would cause the island to capsize.[/quote]
Beat me to it. But if the island is fine now, won't the addition of the mice end up causing the problem?
| Political Talk|| re: uh, Vouchers in La. schools aint the answer - Quidam65 on 12/2/13 at 5:21 pm|
[quote]80% of PRIVATE VOUCHER schools have not released the data of how their students tested, because they are not required to[/quote]
And that's the big issue here.
Even though a private school may not be required to release test data, wouldn't a private school with excellent ratings be shou...
| Political Talk|| re: uh, Vouchers in La. schools aint the answer - Quidam65 on 12/2/13 at 1:01 pm|
[quote]Because School District officials have fudged the data?[/quote]
The data was on private schools getting vouchers, not district ones.
And if there was evidence of school districts fudging numbers to make themselves look better, why not mention it?...
| More Sports Board|| re: Has a 5-7 team ever gone to a bowl? - Quidam65 on 12/2/13 at 11:43 am|
[quote]Pretty sure that is false.[/quote]
No that is the rule.
In the 2001 New Orleans Bowl, North Texas didn't have six wins (they started 0-5 and finished 5-6). But they were eligible because they won the Sun Belt Conference....