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by biittner77
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Golf shop recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Golf shop recommendations

Tax refund time is right around the corner... In the absence of a golf or shopping thread, can anyone recommend a good golf shop in the Chicago area to buy a new set of clubs? The most important thing for me is making sure I buy the "right" clubs for me, so I want to find a shop that is t...
by biittner77
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 Blackhawks
Replies: 59
Views: 2514

Re: 2017-2018 Blackhawks

Well, vertigo is no joke, I can attest. I don't envy Stan right now. But if he goes LTIR can't they get his money off the cap for the rest of the year like they did with Kane a few years ago? Yes but the complication happens next season when they have to get back under the cap. The other part is th...
by biittner77
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Land Grant trophy thread
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: The Land Grant trophy thread

to me the silver lining is that I have enough hate in my heart for both places I never could muster much hate for Michigan State until now. As far as NCAA's "reaction" or lack there of, they have a chance here to make a powerful statement by giving MSU the death penalty for all of their s...
by biittner77
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 Blackhawks
Replies: 59
Views: 2514

Re: 2017-2018 Blackhawks

Well, vertigo is no joke, I can attest. I don't envy Stan right now. But if he goes LTIR can't they get his money off the cap for the rest of the year like they did with Kane a few years ago? Yes but the complication happens next season when they have to get back under the cap. The other part is th...
by biittner77
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 6005

Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread



I felt like this might not really belong in the soccer thread
by biittner77
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: random rants
Replies: 547
Views: 26179

Re: random rants

The other day I accidentally cut off some random guy. I was turning right on a green turn arrow, he was running a yellow and I pulled out in front of him. He then proceeded to follow me into the parking lot where he screamed obscenities from his truck. He called me a [expletive] and dropped a bunch...
by biittner77
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 Blackhawks
Replies: 59
Views: 2514

Re: 2017-2018 Blackhawks

Lost that game in the 1st. And yeah I like the Duclair move a lot. This potentially could create competition with Hinostroza for that first line left wing spot. It's also interesting that they took Clendening back in the trade. Arizona did that so they could have another roster spot available for f...
by biittner77
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: random rants
Replies: 547
Views: 26179

Re: random rants

The other day I accidentally cut off some random guy. I was turning right on a green turn arrow, he was running a yellow and I pulled out in front of him. He then proceeded to follow me into the parking lot where he screamed obscenities from his truck. He called me a [expletive] and dropped a bunch ...
by biittner77
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Let's Talk About the Weather
Replies: 277
Views: 12656

Re: Let's Talk About the Weather

Back to school today after 5 snow days wrapped around the weekend. we got about 11" of snow in a place where 1 inch closes school for a day. I built the largest snow fort in Eastern Shore of Maryland history, rivaling the one we built in my back yard in Chicago during the blizzard of '79 or '78...
by biittner77
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starlin wants a trade
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Starlin wants a trade

I can see where having a name like Castro would be problematic in Miami.
by biittner77
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 Blackhawks
Replies: 59
Views: 2514

Re: 2017-2018 Blackhawks

I don't quite get the obsession with healthy scratches. People made a big deal out of sharp sitting. An older player not playing well takes one of 82 games off. Okay. I guess that healthy scratch is worse than getting benched in other sports since there is zero chance of getting in the game to rede...
by biittner77
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Orioles are shopping Machado - (Cubs in talks per Levine)
Replies: 191
Views: 11096

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado - (Cubs in talks per Levine)

Two questions I have: Machado wants to play SS but he hasn't done that on a full time basis in 5 years. I guess he did have 45 games at SS 2 years ago. Just how much defense would the Cubs be giving up to gain Machado's offense which was down the first half of last season and *could* be affected by ...
by biittner77
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 76
Views: 3113

Re: Christmas

Banedon wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:Christmas gives me the warm tingles



Wrapping presents is the worst.


Wrapping presents is:
1 not difficult provided you can keep track of the damn tape and the god damned scissors
2 not really that much trouble
3 The least you can do
by biittner77
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

In order to enjoy Finn, you have to look past the enormous plot hole of "stormtrooper who was stolen from his family and trained to be a faceless killing machine turns wise-cracking rebel." Also "stormtroooper who had the most basic job possible knows every intricate detail of the Fi...
by biittner77
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

I don't mind Finn and Rey not being together because I was far more interested in the Rey/Kylo dynamic anyway, but what they've done to Finn's character is criminal. Why do you say that? I thought the Finn/Rose B plot felt flabby and became stupid occasionally, but I loved that they at least gave F...
by biittner77
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

Because they're clearly not the same. That's a searingly hot take. TPM fails in no small part due to how badly it botches being anything like ANH, just like how one of TFA's major strengths is how much it echoes ANH. Though I am amused by the posting of a clip called "Luke Skywalker - angsty t...
by biittner77
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

I have zero problem with the Ewoks; I just think the movie itself is a real clunker in the wake of the two films before and REALLY drags for too many stretches (and basically completely sidelines Leia in favor of turning Han into King horsefeathers Does Everything). Anyone complaining about the Fin...
by biittner77
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

If everyone can use the force, why doesn't everyone use the force? Whether you agree with it or not, they already established that not everyone has the same amount of Mitaclorins and that's what the Jedi used to target future Jedis.
by biittner77
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18711

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

All I want for Christmas is Yu
by biittner77
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

Food for thought about Rey's lineage http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/12/18/star-wars-is-everything-we-know-about-reys-origin-a-lie /In before Mojo says "that's dumb, who cares, BLAARGGH" Most of what follows is probably exactly that. The only clone theory that makes any sense is that Rey...
by biittner77
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

Something that's been on my mind since seeing the movie. Anakin was supposedly The Chosen One that would bring balance to the force. Balance is the key word here. If the Sith were forever defeated wouldn't that unbalance the force? How can there be good without evil? In ROTJ, Luke's hatred makes him...
by biittner77
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

Plus this is the 3rd "new" SW film we've had now, so the idea that the critics are just swept up in "NEW STAR WARS horsefeathers YEAH" or whatever the horsefeathers doesn't really makes much sense, especially since they rightly like this one more than the two that came before. R...
by biittner77
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

Banedon wrote:So...Rey is gonna end up having a blue/green double saber, right? With both of Luke's kyber crystals?


My son already has one that he made at Disneyland.
by biittner77
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1048
Views: 33805

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

CubinNY wrote:
scarey wrote:So... best lightsaber battle to date?

I know it's not cool to like anything to do with EpI-III, but Duku's battle with Yoda was pretty good.


That's the high point of the prequels.
by biittner77
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: FREE DA JERSEY - Week 15 Bears @ Lions, Saturday Afternoon for some reason 3:30 PM CT, NFL-N
Replies: 84
Views: 2208

Re: FREE DA JERSEY - Week 15 Bears @ Lions, Saturday Afternoon for some reason 3:30 PM CT, NFL-N

i think the case is reasonably in favor of keeping him, but would not be upset if he was replaced. If you did replace him, then Mitchell becomes somebody else's problem, and the next guy will be allowed to start from scratch at qb again in 2-3 years. Pace has his guy and should get one shot to win ...

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