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by biittner77
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 17693

Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

My Field Hockey coaching career came to an end with an undefeated season and our 3rd championship in 4 years. The other season we won the regular season title but lost the playoff game. Our best player was nominated for player of the year but lost out to the best player on the team that we beat 3 ti...
by biittner77
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Stocks
Replies: 148
Views: 9744

Re: Stocks

https://media.giphy.com/media/l1L3Ddm1vcqxG/giphy.gif https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/tech/huawei-cfo-arrested-canada/index.html New York (CNN Business)The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada. She faces extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, also...
by biittner77
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1569
Views: 80926

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Again, strongly disagree. I'd genuinely be surprised if there were even 10 teams even just considering that type of mega contract. well ten teams would be a lot to choose from. so would half that. and given the types of franchises likely to be involved in that grouping, i'd have a hard time seeing ...
by biittner77
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2856
Views: 163766

Re: TV thread

wait until everyone finds out it's on TBS 16 hours a day the people that don't have cable don't know that We got rid of direct tv because none of my kids (20, 17 & 10) ever watched it. My daughter has watched the entire run of Friends twice. She's on her third time through with The Office. The ...
by biittner77
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 3363
Views: 180145

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Ralph Wrecks the internet was predictable & pointless. The princess scene was the only even remotely original idea. Ralph was a sympathetic character in the first movie. In the sequel he's just a selfish idiot. The story should have been that the arcade is closing and they have to look for new g...
by biittner77
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 2923
Views: 158057

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

When we got pregnant, my wife and I were talking about names and decided to stick to Kings and Queens of England. Later we found out she was pregnant with a girl. We both liked the name Victoria, but naming our child Vicki Hickey would have been child abuse. So Elizabeth won out. Should have gone w...
by biittner77
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 2923
Views: 158057

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

My father was born in The Netherlands but moved to the US when he was 5. His entire life he has had his name misspelled and mispronounced. He swore he wouldn’t do that to his kids....until he gave my sister a Dutch name. I then gave MY daughter a Dutch name, so the cruel cycle of child abuse endure...
by biittner77
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 2923
Views: 158057

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

There's a kid on my son's soccer team named Cannon. Needless to say he's the best player on the team. He'd have to be with a name like that. As a teacher, I encounter a lot of strangely spelled or pronounced names. Key & Peele already addressed that issue. What I find more worrisome though are t...
by biittner77
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Beer Thread 2.0
Replies: 180
Views: 13393

Re: Beer Thread 2.0

I've been on kind of a variety pack roulette binge lately. I get the variety pack of some brewery that I've never had before and sink or swim with the results. On something of a mini streak with 2 in a row where I liked everything. The first was Terrapin which is out of Athens GA. I had the Hi-5 Cal...
by biittner77
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2856
Views: 163766

Re: TV thread

Not sure if I missed a block of posts about it but I enjoyed Norsemen a lot more than I probably should have.
by biittner77
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery
Replies: 111
Views: 4823

Re: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery

Not sure what to think of this trade. It could benefit both sides, could help neither side or could be a steal for either team. Strome is a big name but looks a little like a bust considering he was a #3 overall pick and is getting traded along with another player for a guy that *might* be pretty go...
by biittner77
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: Work Jerks
Replies: 86
Views: 2614

Re: Work Jerks

This reminds me of one of my former colleagues, a ridiculous person who tried to claim that a degree from Salisbury University was more prestigious than one from Columbia Well, Salisbury is the Harvard of the West. This reminds me when I worked in a restaurant and the Salisbury steak was just three...
by biittner77
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: Work Jerks
Replies: 86
Views: 2614

Re: Work Jerks

This thread makes me feel extremely lucky that the only thing I have to worry about is an office that gets too hot to work in with the door shut and the resulting noise/interruptions of working with the door open This reminds me of one of my former colleagues, a ridiculous person who tried to claim...
by biittner77
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 11: Vikings at Chicago Sunday night on NBC
Replies: 203
Views: 5493

Re: Week 11: Vikings at Chicago Sunday night on NBC

https://twitter.com/NFLonFOX/status/1062476198914093056 https://twitter.com/nfldraftscout/status/1062831838383800325 disclaimer: i'm clueless when it comes to advanced football stats. how long has aikman efficiency ratings been a thing and what does it have to do with troy aikman? It's been around ...
by biittner77
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery
Replies: 111
Views: 4823

Re: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery

Why did the Blackhawks give up on Anthony Duclair? He has been awesome for the Blue Jackets this year They didn't want to pay him what they thought he'd get. He showed some flashes last year but was inconsistent. The Hawks have other fast guys with potential that are cheaper. I liked Duclair but he...
by biittner77
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: Work Jerks
Replies: 86
Views: 2614

Re: Work Jerks

As a teacher I mostly am able to avoid contact with annoying co workers. They make up for that whenever we all have to be somewhere. Some of these transcend the teaching profession such as: That guy that asks a question at the end of a meeting that only applies to his situation. Wait until the meeti...
by biittner77
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery
Replies: 111
Views: 4823

Re: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery

I don't see how that is discussed at all there, but anyway, the point is he will have another job before the Hawks build another dynasty. It's in the comments, not the article. Not that it matters, the Hawks aren't going to stand in the way of him coaching somewhere else and someone probably will p...
by biittner77
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery
Replies: 111
Views: 4823

Re: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery

He's going to have another job long before the Hawks are ready for another shot at a dynasty. If he wants one, absolutely. He's still under contract so he'd need the Hawk's permission. Not granting it would be a bush league move. He might not mind getting paid $6 million to take a year off either. ...
by biittner77
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery
Replies: 111
Views: 4823

Re: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery

I wouldn't even be shocked if he got another chance to coach the Hawks again. Let's say Bowman gets fired at the end of the season. The New GM gives Colliton a year to show what he can do or brings in someone else to be the scapegoat during the rebuild. When they're ready to take the next step he m...
by biittner77
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery
Replies: 111
Views: 4823

Re: 2018/19 Blackhawks march to the lottery

I was surprised by the timing of this move but not by the move itself. Hockey is a little different in that mid season coaching changes typically happen earlier than in baseball or football. There's at least some examples of hockey teams turning it around under a different coach (The Penguins a coup...
by biittner77
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1070
Views: 68225

Re: Addison Russell

I certainly understand and appreciate the "release him now" reaction, doing so ends any chance the Cubs have to positively effect his life. Why are the Cubs obligated to positively affect his life? I'd rather they positively affect the fanbase watching them by demonstrating that domestic ...
by biittner77
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1070
Views: 68225

Re: Addison Russell

I certainly understand and appreciate the "release him now" reaction, doing so ends any chance the Cubs have to positively effect his life. I feel like Theo might not release him right away in the hope that he can redeem himself and the Cubs organization can be part of that. I fully admit ...
by biittner77
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye
Replies: 50
Views: 2062

Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

I didn't get to see the Tampa game so all I got to see were highlights of Trubisky's TD passes. I'm not a Trubisky hater by any means but his receivers made him look better than he was at least on some of those plays. That's a refreshing change from last season when his receiving corp was a local hi...
by biittner77
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2856
Views: 163766

Re: TV thread

These superlatives for this silly show are just insane. It's not even the best show currently airing (BCS This reminded me of a radio ad I heard for the local NBC affiliate. They were bragging about getting the syndication rights to Show The Big Bang Theory which they touted as "The funniest T...
by biittner77
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 3363
Views: 180145

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

In Paddington Bear II, Hugh Grant plays a once famous actor that now has to do dog food commercials to pay the bills.

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