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by snoodmonger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1970
Views: 103754

Re: The Cardinals

Does anyone ever venture over to Cards talk? Every series against the Cubs, someone starts a thread about Bob Gibson taking Rizzo out for standing too close to the plate. It seems they get an almost sexual satisfaction imagining it. It's weird. It's so dumb. I mean, Rizzo got hit by a Chapman fastb...
by snoodmonger
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1970
Views: 103754

Re: The Cardinals

A couple of other McCarver gems: "Lackey was run from a game last year or the year after that." The year after last year...is this year isn't it? And during a discussion of Joe Maddon: Tim McCarver: The father of actor Jack Palance used to be Joe Maddon's plumber. Go figure that out! Dan M...
by snoodmonger
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1970
Views: 103754

Re: The Cardinals

Was that McCarver today who said Contreras is a "hothead" and the Cubs are "very concerned about controlling his temper" and that "it's dangerous"? The clip is on ESPN.
by snoodmonger
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

Fun seeing Littlefinger die, but I always thought it would be more in the spirit of the ASOIAF for Littlefinger to survive everything. To me, he was always kind of Martin's middle finger to all the fantasy tropes: he wasn't a "good" guy, he wasn't a skilled fighter, he wasn't noble born o...
by snoodmonger
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

Fun seeing Littlefinger die, but I always thought it would be more in the spirit of the ASOIAF for Littlefinger to survive everything. To me, he was always kind of Martin's middle finger to all the fantasy tropes: he wasn't a "good" guy, he wasn't a skilled fighter, he wasn't noble born or...
by snoodmonger
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

I really doubt any of these highly complex fan theories are going to come to fruition in the show at this point. The show is getting less complex, not more. The majority of the people watching can barely remember the characters' names, I don't think they will pick up on the subtle hints that prove ...
by snoodmonger
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

does everyone the bad dragon kills turn into a wight?
by snoodmonger
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

I have to say, I didn't love that episode. I mean, dragons wrecking horsefeathers is cool to see, but some of that was just so over-the-top. The seven dudes holding off 5000 in essentially an open field was pretty silly. Giving us 4 random bearded northmen so they'd have someone to kill was a little...
by snoodmonger
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

Not to mention the days/weeks spent at Winterfell, Dragonstone and Castle Black between travel People who care about this are dumb. They can't get across the wall. They can only wait for events south of the wall to allow them to continue on. i feel like derwood wants a real-time take of the show wh...
by snoodmonger
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 65591

Re: TV thread

i think part of what made the first series so great was the whole "i can't believe we're doing this!" vibe that it had. this season felt more like "well, we're still doing this." it kind of felt like they ran out of gags and were just being absurd for the sake of being absurd. t...
by snoodmonger
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

there are a lot of real historical examples of knights in full plate dying in very shallow water/mud, especially ones who fell face first and whose visors got stuck in the mud. Jamie is not in full plate in that scene from the pics I've seen. He has a breastplate, gorget, and pauldrons (the shoulder...
by snoodmonger
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

One hot take I'm seeing and not comprehending is the idea that despite all the hoopla, there are no stakes for the main characters since none of them have died or are at risk of dying. A thing people have been saying about game of thrones, the show that built up a surplus of stakes related to the m...
by snoodmonger
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

One hot take I'm seeing and not comprehending is the idea that despite all the hoopla, there are no stakes for the main characters since none of them have died or are at risk of dying. A thing people have been saying about game of thrones, the show that built up a surplus of stakes related to the m...
by snoodmonger
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

I wish they had cast someone else as Euron. The guy they have is way over the top. I don't think he's written very well, either.
by snoodmonger
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & PTBNL/Cash
Replies: 228
Views: 7613

Re: Justin Wilson Cubs Rumors

Can you imagine if we got Verlander and jettisoned Lackey in the middle of a playoff chase? I know it's not gonna happen, but damn that is a funny hypothetical.
by snoodmonger
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 65591

Re: TV thread

Boy, this THR interview with TJ Miller about leaving SV is sure something. They say it was edited and condensed for clarity, so, holy horsefeathers, the original must have been a nightmare. Dude does not seem to be a fan of Alec Berg and Middleditch: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tj-mi...
by snoodmonger
Wed May 24, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 65591

Re: TV thread

It's definitely been slow (I mean, slow even for a show that is almost all slow burn), but I'll be pretty surprised if this latest one doesn't rock your socks. I think the biggest problem with the season is how they've been trying to keep Oleg on it. I get wanting to use an actor as good as Costa R...
by snoodmonger
Sun May 21, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 65591

Re: TV thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, I thought the first couple of episodes of The Americans were just OK this season, but everything since has been escalating levels of incredible TV. The one last night was easily a top 3 episode.


I have not seen the most recent episode, but on the whole this season has been ass.
by snoodmonger
Thu May 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017 College Football off-season
Replies: 65
Views: 3142

Re: 2017 College Football off-season

I wish the Big 12 could/would kick Baylor out. The conference sucks anyway; who cares if you have to replace them with SMU or Rice.
by snoodmonger
Tue May 16, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2123
Views: 57691

Re: Game of Thrones

Fingers crossed for a light romcom in the Summer Isles.
by snoodmonger
Tue May 16, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 3392

Re: College Basketball 2017-2018

Cuonzo Martin is a pretty terrible coach. Mizzou might make the tourney. It's no sure bet though.
by snoodmonger
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 65591

Re: TV thread

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh... It gets lumped in all the time, but it really feels more like timing as opposed to direct impact. It was the very definition of a show made by committee, which sets it very much apart from pretty much all of the other acclaimed "golden age" shows that have been driven pr...
by snoodmonger
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 14667

Re: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread

Feel bad for Frank Mason, hell of a player. Some of your fans are insane, calling for Self to be on the hot seat..... He's, for my money, the best coach in college. People are dumb. Who are you gonna get that's better? Coach K? Cal? Roy (who couldn't win here)? I feel bad for Frank too. Basically a...
by snoodmonger
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 14667

Re: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread

You are, act like a blue blood FFS. You know I'm a huge [expletive] when it comes to cbb. ALthough the pressure feels much lighter considering the Cubs won the WS. Feel bad for Frank Mason, hell of a player. Some of your fans are insane, calling for Self to be on the hot seat..... He's, for my mone...
by snoodmonger
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 14667

Re: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread

illiniguy wrote:
snoodmonger wrote:Kentucky is going to win the whole thing again, aren't they?

You are, act like a blue blood FFS.


You know I'm a huge [expletive] when it comes to cbb.

ALthough the pressure feels much lighter considering the Cubs won the WS.

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