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by XZero77
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Chris Davis back to Baltimore - 7 years $161M
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: Chris Davis back to Baltimore - 7 years $161M

i would have loved for the Cards to have made this signing, it looks like a pretty awful deal for the O's Seems like Angelos and his Davis man-crush probably meddled a bit. By all appearances, the Orioles were essentially bidding against themselves. Also, the O's will be paying Davis through 2037, ...
by XZero77
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Rams don't like St Louis
Replies: 83
Views: 9182

Re: The Rams don't like St Louis

Columbus is exactly the same way. I feel like I'm the only one of my neighbors, friends and coworkers who wasn't born in central Ohio. Everyone has lived here their whole life, their entire extended families are here, and they have no thoughts on leaving. Sure, they may venture as far as Dayton or ...
by XZero77
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Movie Thread
Replies: 33809
Views: 133578

Re: The Movie Thread

Alan RIckman died. :( Age 69. Had been battling cancer. [expletive]. 2016 is starting off terrible in terms of famous deaths. Indeed. Rickman is sad, but Bowie was particularly depressing. Hope there's not a third coming. Lemmy was the first one; Rickman was the third. Ah, I suppose so. All nearly ...
by XZero77
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Movie Thread
Replies: 33809
Views: 133578

Re: The Movie Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Banedon wrote:Alan RIckman died. :(

Age 69. Had been battling cancer.


[expletive]. 2016 is starting off terrible in terms of famous deaths.


Indeed. Rickman is sad, but Bowie was particularly depressing. Hope there's not a third coming.
by XZero77
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Rams don't like St Louis
Replies: 83
Views: 9182

Re: The Rams don't like St Louis

Chicago certainly has its share of serious issues, there's absolutely no denying that. But while its lows are low, its highs are really high. St. Louis, on the other hand, registers on a spectrum from "meh, maybe okay" to "festering sharthole". There simply aren't enough positive...
by XZero77
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Movie Thread
Replies: 33809
Views: 133578

Re: The Movie Thread

Alan RIckman died. :( Age 69. Had been battling cancer. Sad. He was great as Severus Snape, but I'll always remember him first as one of the only bright spots in that awful Robin Hood movie. He's Hans Gruber, first and foremost for me. I didn't see Die Hard for the first time until the mid-90s, oth...
by XZero77
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Movie Thread
Replies: 33809
Views: 133578

Re: The Movie Thread

Banedon wrote:Alan RIckman died. :(

Age 69. Had been battling cancer.


Sad. He was great as Severus Snape, but I'll always remember him first as one of the only bright spots in that awful Robin Hood movie.
by XZero77
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2015-2016 college basketball
Replies: 220
Views: 18531

Re: 2015-2016 college basketball

this is a pretty decent illini team. nunn and hill are one of the best tandems in the conference. If our frontcourt wasn't dead, we might have won some games this year. Agreed ... I actually think we'd be pretty damn good healthy! Yeah, I thnk we'd have been a dangerous team for sure. Hill/Nunn are...
by XZero77
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2015-2016 college basketball
Replies: 220
Views: 18531

Re: 2015-2016 college basketball

Stannis wrote:this is a pretty decent illini team. nunn and hill are one of the best tandems in the conference.


If our frontcourt wasn't dead, we might have won some games this year.
by XZero77
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon
Replies: 214
Views: 16820

Re: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon

To be fair, there probably aren't a whole lot of people outside of the KC metro area that give a [expletive] about the Royals. They won the friggin WS, and I'd struggle to name 5 players. Can you name 5 players from any non-Cub (or Cub between 2009-2014) team? I would think just about anyone here c...
by XZero77
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon
Replies: 214
Views: 16820

Re: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon

To be fair, there probably aren't a whole lot of people outside of the KC metro area that give a [expletive] about the Royals. They won the friggin WS, and I'd struggle to name 5 players. Can you name 5 players from any non-Cub (or Cub between 2009-2014) team? I would think just about anyone here c...
by XZero77
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Good job gun nuts you did it again
Replies: 834
Views: 30762

Re: Good job gun nuts you did it again

Y'all Qaeda and Yeehawdists are great, but Vanilla ISIS cracked me up.
by XZero77
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 44633

Re: Star Wars Thread

Kylo Ren =/= Darth Vader, and he's obviously not supposed to. Kylo Ren is more on the level of Anakin Skywalker in Episode III, but less well trained. It seems like people are looking for too much symmetry here, expecting Kylo to be a fully formed villain as Vader (who ostensibly had a couple decade...
by XZero77
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 44633

Re: Star Wars Thread

Again, Kylo Ren is not a Sith, much less a Sith lord (Abrams said it himself, fairly definitively). He's an apprentice to a figure who may or may not be a Sith. The popular line of thinking is that the Sith line died out with Vader and Palpatine, though that seems questionable.
by XZero77
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 44633

Re: Star Wars Thread

Kylo Ren in episode VII is a far, far cry from Darth Vader in Episode IV. Though powerful, he is very much an unfinished product, and the narrative makes that abundantly clear. In previous installments, the big bads have been refined, highly trained and experienced, and it's pretty clear that sort o...
by XZero77
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 44633

Re: Star Wars Thread

My problem with Kylo is that in one scene he stops a blaster bolt in midair and holds it there but he can't easily dispatch a random stormtrooper in a lightsaber fight. That's just stupid. He was injured. He'd been shot by Chewie shortly before, during the scene with Han. Not only was he seriously ...
by XZero77
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 44633

Re: Star Wars Thread

Rey may be of Kenobi lineage. There would be some symmetry with a Kenobi training a Skywalker and then a Skywalker training a Kenobi. Also, you can hear Obi-Wan's voice in the flashback. Plus, Obi-Wan had that light saber for far longer than any Skywalker did. I saw TFA for the fist time least nigh...
by XZero77
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 44633

Re: Star Wars Thread

My problem with Kylo is that in one scene he stops a blaster bolt in midair and holds it there but he can't easily dispatch a random stormtrooper in a lightsaber fight. That's just stupid. He was injured. He'd been shot by Chewie shortly before, during the scene with Han. Not only was he seriously ...
by XZero77
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Social
Topic: KFC's Double Down
Replies: 777
Views: 19799

Re: KFC's Double Down

Bunts Lick Butts wrote:
Derwood wrote:Image


Good [expletive] god


That looks like it was skimmed from a septic tank
by XZero77
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Video Game thread
Replies: 14723
Views: 73799

Re: The Video Game thread

I'm about 85 hours into Fallout 4 and I'm coming up on some very tough decisions to make. The community building aspect is probably what's taking up most of my time, though. "Go secure this new settlement and set up a beacon" "Okay" *spends 45 minutes building an entire wall aro...
by XZero77
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Video Game thread
Replies: 14723
Views: 73799

Re: The Video Game thread

ctcf wrote:this is the hardest choice


Just get Fallout 4 and be done with it.
by XZero77
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Mike Leake
Replies: 67
Views: 7240

Re: Mike Leake

Yeah, it's a decent contract. The Cards rotation is a big bag of injury risk, so signing a pitcher who is a good bet to give them ~200 IP was sort of a necessary move. It isn't sexy, and Leake doesn't really have any ceiling left, but it's stability.
by XZero77
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 98030

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

I was surprised to see a couple people on GRB think they have the #1 rotation in the NL. How they couldn't even remotely justify that over the Mets is beyond me. I'd take the Mets rotation and the Nationals' over the Cards starting staff. St. Louis' rotation could be really good, but there is a fai...
by XZero77
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Todd Frazier to White Sox in three team deal
Replies: 64
Views: 6533

Re: Todd Frazier to White Sox in three team deal

Before this, I would have ruled out the Cardinals trading for Votto because they didn't have enough to acquire him without hurting the major league roster. But now, I'm not so sure. But I don't see Mozeliak going that route. As great as Votto is, that decline can come quickly, and he is 32. As for F...
by XZero77
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Video Game thread
Replies: 14723
Views: 73799

Re: The Video Game thread

I actually haven't ever really played any final fantasy. I didn't happen upon it when I was younger so I don't have any nostalgic connection, and I also haven't just decided to play it. Also never played kingdom hearts so I don't even have that connection to it. I see people go bonkers for it all t...

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