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by biittner77
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window

That assessment sounds about right. The 0-2 start can, at least in part, be attributed to the Hawks playing a lot of younger guys in those games. There's reason for guarded optimism for this season. I'm going to have to be sold on why they brought Shaw back. Ollie Maata and Nylander have something t...
by biittner77
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Golf thread
Replies: 187
Views: 27642

Re: Golf thread

....... hasn't been great for my back though... have you tried the Moe Norman single plane swing? I know someone who swears by it My swing isn't the problem. Well, not the problem with my back. It's carrying my bag. It's weird because the bag doesn't feel heavy at all when I'm carrying it but the c...
by biittner77
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Golf thread
Replies: 187
Views: 27642

Re: Golf thread

I started my first season as JV golf coach. Can't beat free golf. I actually get paid well enough to buy a new set of irons at the end of the season. Walking 9 holes 3 times a week carrying my bag hasn't been great for my back though. I should probably use a pull cart but the pain of that humiliatio...
by biittner77
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Food Monstrosities
Replies: 1278
Views: 98537

Re: Food Monstrosities

I haven't been here much so I apologize if this is being discussed somewhere else or is old news.

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by biittner77
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs get Castellanos for Lange and Richan
Replies: 54
Views: 3645

Re: Cubs get Castellanos for Lange and Richan

The fact that we won a World Series with them is a good deal of why they've become Scrooge McDucks. They got their title, and they'd like more, but not at the expense of making piles of money. According to Mooney's recent piece in the Athletic, the Cubs payroll is now near $245MM. Maybe I'm mistake...
by biittner77
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 13450

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

I was sure he'd be awful when the man in charge told coaches not to coach him because his swing was already perfect. I believed until they moved him off third base. I don't know that Mueller really fits into the discussion because he was actually good. Which is probably why the Cubs traded him (wit...
by biittner77
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1714
Views: 147108

Re: Video Game Thread

My son got a summer internship at Schell games. He's currently working on Until You Fall.

by biittner77
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 13450

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

Ron Coomer, Tyler Houston, Bill Mueller. It all changed with that wonderful man named Aramis I’m pretty sure Houston was mainly a catcher though, right? Mueller was good but had that nasty knee injury. Tyler Houston came up as a catcher but the Cubs played him at 3rd as part of their "Let's tr...
by biittner77
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 13450

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

Same. If someone told me Steve Buechele played 3B for the Cubs for a decade, I probably wouldn't even blink. I know what you mean but if it really was Buechele for 10 years that doesn't check out with the Cubs trying literally everyone they could think of at 3rd. For example, Delino DeShields and s...
by biittner77
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 13450

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

Leo Gomez goes into that large, faceless pile of "people who played 3b at some point for the Cubs" with no differentiating traits. Honestly you could take any Hispanic-sounding male name and tell me they played 3b for the Cubs in the 80s or early 90s and my brain would say "oh yeah, ...
by biittner77
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 13450

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

SouthSideRyan wrote:
biittner77 wrote:
Brian wrote:ffs on Instagram the Cubs had a fan question q&a with him and the first question they used was "How did you get your nickname?" and he explained it.


They found him passed out drunk in the cargo hold of a FedEx plane? Is that it?


Freddie Mitchell had his own plane?


:hello: =D>
by biittner77
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 13450

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

ffs on Instagram the Cubs had a fan question q&a with him and the first question they used was "How did you get your nickname?" and he explained it. They found him passed out drunk in the cargo hold of a FedEx plane? Is that it? I thought it was after his favorite type of pant. Shorts...
by biittner77
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 13450

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

Brian wrote:ffs on Instagram the Cubs had a fan question q&a with him and the first question they used was "How did you get your nickname?" and he explained it.


They found him passed out drunk in the cargo hold of a FedEx plane? Is that it?
by biittner77
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3464
Views: 261682

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Got this email today Dear Jim Hendry, We recently sent you a letter asking you to verify the contents of your biographical profile for possible inclusion in the next edition of Marquis Who's Who in America®. Due to strict production timelines, it is imperative that we receive your verification withi...
by biittner77
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3464
Views: 261682

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Out of 70 students, I had 15 that took the AP test this year. Many students take AP classes to bolster their GPA and also for social reasons. Students that would normally be in an honors class take AP which makes the Honors classes more watered down. In which case, it's better to be in an AP class a...
by biittner77
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3464
Views: 261682

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

They're changing the registration deadline for AP tests from March to October. So instead of having students take the class for 5 months before deciding they want to take the test they will have 6 weeks. The idea is that if students commit earlier to taking the test they will take the class more ser...
by biittner77
Fri May 31, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4220
Views: 304765

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Man, the last thing the world needs are more pointless boring music biopics. These types of movies SHOULD be musicals. I wasn't looking for Cop Rock 2: The Elton John Story. I was hoping for a movie about Elton John loaded with plenty of his amazing songs. If you want the story of his life wait 'ti...
by biittner77
Tue May 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3733
Views: 286775

Re: TV thread

Because everyone has to have their own streaming service now, IFC is going to have a $6/mo streaming service. https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/ifc-films-unlimited-streaming-service-cannes-1202142085/ Good time for a Documentary Now binge while it's still on Netflix. If you're from Chicago, start w...
by biittner77
Tue May 28, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3733
Views: 286775

Re: TV thread

Did anyone watch Catch 22? It started out strong but I was disappointed with stuff that they decided to leave out. Not sure why they made it 6 episodes. I do want to reread the book.
by biittner77
Fri May 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV Finales
Replies: 114
Views: 9803

Re: TV Finales

Here is an article where they get to guy who did Battlestar to explain why its the fans who suck, and not B&W. https://slate.com/culture/2019/05/game-of-thrones-finale-backlash-battlestar-galactica-showrunner-interview.html That was a good read. I kind of hated it, myself. I never got into Batt...
by biittner77
Fri May 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV Finales
Replies: 114
Views: 9803

Re: TV Finales

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Here is an article where they get to guy who did Battlestar to explain why its the fans who suck, and not B&W.
https://slate.com/culture/2019/05/game-of-thrones-finale-backlash-battlestar-galactica-showrunner-interview.html


That was a good read.
by biittner77
Fri May 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1531
Views: 109817

Re: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫

Not sure if it's going to be Benioff and Weiss or Rian Johnson, but apparently they're turning KOTOR into a movie/trilogy. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kateaurthur/new-star-wars-movie-knights-of-the-old-republic Please let it be Rian Johnson. Between him being the director and a woman as th...
by biittner77
Thu May 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV Finales
Replies: 114
Views: 9803

Re: TV Finales

Surprised nobody brought it up yet but what did everyone think about the Big Bang Theory season finale? Definitely a show that's right up the alley of a lot of posters here. Don't watch it and as I recall, the general consensus around here is that it's pretty terrible. I'll admit that I have sort o...
by biittner77
Tue May 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3733
Views: 286775

Re: TV thread

I haven't had time to watch past the second episode but I like Catch 22 so far. Some really great castings, especially George Clooney as General Cathcart.
by biittner77
Mon May 20, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Food Monstrosities
Replies: 1278
Views: 98537

Re: Food Monstrosities

Sammy Sofa wrote:Too many toppings compromises the pizza. This definitely sounds like a monstrosity.


Agreed. Balance is the key and one of the many reasons why Chicago pizza is best.

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