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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:06:31 AM »
I thought it was kinda sad how Mark Richt's career had to end at Miami this year. They got STOMPED by Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl. It was like 35 to 3, but it was NOT as close as even that score might suggest. Their offense couldn't do ANYTHING. After having a few years to get a feel for Kirby Smart's playcalling, I gotta say, I still think Mark Richt was the smarter playcaller. I kinda wish he'd come back to Georgia. But I don't suspect he'd do that no matter how much they might hypothetically offer him.

That kinda shit's gonna continue to happen though. Until they draft up some new recruiting rules to spread these players around, Alabama's gonna continue to win 96% of their games, and coaches at other schools are gonna fail to meet their goals the school sets for them to win conference championships and new years bowl games. I think that's obviously what happened to Richt. Miami probably told him, "Okay, within the first 3 years, we want an ACC Championship.", and he couldn't deliver with the athletes he had, and he probably also OVER-estimated his ability to talk recruits into coming to Miami. Hell, perhaps even Richt himself oversold himself by voluntarily promising to win an ACC title by this year. An SEC coach looking around at the competition in the ACC would undoubtedly feel confident that he could smash anyone and everyone. But... that shit doesn't happen if you can't recruit SEC sized linemen who also have the very important "TALENT" to go with that size. And with Miami's record for the last 15 years... there's no mad dash to come to a school that hasn't had a reputable football team since before any of the recruits were born, doesn't matter if you're "Mark Richt from Georgia".

I had forgotten, but apparently Miami made it to the Orange Bowl last year... where they lost to... Wisconsin. So that might have something to do with it too. He had a shot at avenging last years Orange Bowl loss and got absolutely clobbered.

art, music, etc. / Re: Actually, the best guitar solo is..........
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:33:41 AM »
Eddie Van - Halen

Steve Ray Vaughn

Robert Plant

HAHAHA! Does he even play guitar at all? I don't think I've ever seen him touch a guitar.

Anyway, at 5:20-ish in that video, looks like's playing a little Rainsong carbon fiber short scale acoustic bass or something. Dunno if you've ever tried out one of those carbon fiber acoustic guitars before, but you definitely should. I honestly think they just might sound better than even something like a high end Martin. I picked one up in a little music shop one day on a goof thinking it would sound like shit and was instantly blown away by the full bodied tone of it. Never figured something that WASN'T wood could sound better than wood.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:18:13 AM »
Of course. Philly is like Baltimore with more white people. :D

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 04, 2019, 03:38:15 AM »
It is harder to rate them because of key players sitting out and which teams get paired up.

I would rate them like this.  Numbers 2-4 are about the same, so that order really don't matter.

1. SEC
2. Big 10
3. Big 12
4. ACC
5. PAC 12

Same for me. Although Big 10 and Big 12 could swap... or be tied for #2, doesn't matter. I couldn't put ACC 3rd. Clemson and maybe Syracuse were really the only ACC schools this year that truly looked like they knew what they were doing. The PAC12 with the exception of Washington and Wash State were all lousy this year.

It was great to see the uber-PC schools UCLA and USC both get NO fucking bowl game this year. Fuck 'em. California got one, but it was a snoozefest vs TCU that nobody fucking watched.

Also... was looking over the PAC12 site while posting this. Apparently Oregon's first game next year is against Auburn. :evilking: Oh the humanity. "Hello, 9-1-1? I wanna report a rape."

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: January 03, 2019, 01:43:09 AM »
That might be the standard for how legendary your video game is and will always be: how many people instantly recognize the music from it. Super Mario from the original Nintendo, Tetris from Gameboy, and Doom from PC, probably the 3 most instantly recognizable tunes. I spent countless evenings after school or work as a young teen playing the Doom1 shareware version over and over. Those songs are burned into my brain forever now.

Strange coincidence, I've actually been noodling around playing that "Hiding the secrets" song within the last couple of days. The way I've been playing it uses open strings rather than straight ahead power chords.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 02, 2019, 01:18:01 AM »
Texas fans are uppity little cunts, huh?

Speaking of the mostly Longhorn crowd chanting "O-VER-RAY-TID".

The first time they've won ANY important game since before the BCS title game they LOST to Alabama back in 08 I think. Way to win like winners. They've been SHIT for 10 years, and suddenly when they have a half capable QB, they act like they're hot shit? FUCK YOU VERY MUCH.

Was glad to see Georgia respond to the crowd by getting mad and turning up the heat right at the end to make it a one score game though. Honestly, many of them didn't give a fuck about winning or losing the Sugar Bowl. The one and only goal the whole year was to get back to a playoff and title game, and that dried up and blew away with the loss to Alabama at the SEC championship. A few retarded mistakes by a retarded punter and fumble by a RB one-arming it in traffic while doing a spin move just for the hell of it... was really what gave Texas all the momentum in the first half. In my opinion, and probably in most other non-Longhorns fans opinions, Texas won because they got a Georgia that didn't really care to fight too hard for a consolation prize.

/dev/random / Re: why is better to live in Europe
« on: January 02, 2019, 01:01:31 AM »
Get mad, stupid. Dunno you. Don't want to.

/dev/random / Re: Christmas & New Years 2018 thread
« on: December 30, 2018, 08:33:46 PM »
Not a very good Christmas this year. One of my parrots died suddenly yesterday. When I fed them Friday, I noticed him standing in the bottom of the cage with his head on the floor. I ran over and he stood up and started making odd chirpy noises that I'd never heard him make before. I picked him up and sat him on the concrete perch in his cage and he sat there while I scratched his head. I then dumped some sunflower seed in his bowl and he climbed over and started eating it while still making odd repeating chirpy sounds. I didn't think anything major was wrong. Last night I walked in to feed them again and he was laying in the bottom of the cage dead.

I've lost pets before, but I've never been this devastated by it. I've had him since he was basically a baby. He was only a little over 20 years old, and African Greys typically live 80 to 100 years. I fully expected him to outlive ME. Even dogs can have personalities almost like people, but with a highly intelligent bird that talks to you and ACTUALLY expresses himself with a whole range of recognizable emotions like a person would, it's definitely worse than losing your favorite dog. I guess what hurts the most is that those little chirps was him calling out for help, and I just ignored him and went on with my day.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 30, 2018, 08:06:14 PM »
Yeah, the post-play posing shit is getting out of hand. They've seen the pro players do this shit, and then the TV crews do slow-mo replays of the little post-QB-sack pantomimes that defensive linemen do, which in turn makes the Madden games have reproduce that shit to make the game look and feel more "authentic", and now these college kids are duplicating it. Getting excited about a play and high fiving your team mates is one thing, but the Sean Witherspoon "spoon it up/feed me more" dance after a sack that EVERY SINGLE d-lineman in pro and college football has to do now could easily be the equivalent of what they call "taunting".

Take a lesson from the NFL. They shot themselves in the foot by allowing the players to do what they want and take knees of protest during the national anthem. Maybe they do and maybe they DON'T have the right to protest something. But the NFL should've already made it a policy that all players STAND and RECOGNIZE the national anthem. I dunno who thought that WOULDN'T backfire when you consider how many meathead jock jackass "support the troops" rednecks there were in the NFL fanbase. And if these college kids start getting too much freedom, they're gonna do some stupid shit like that too and end up tanking the incredible growth that college football has seen in the last 15 years.

Go online sometime and try to find pics of the different major schools football locker rooms. You'll be abso-fucking-lutely FLOORED to see what they look like now. Georgia Tech remodeled theirs this last off-season and now it looks like a fucking futuristic 100million dollar spaceship, no shit.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:55:16 PM »
I think I've mentioned recently my belief that the government is beholden to corporations now, and we've basically become a democracy of commercial corporations and no longer a democracy of the people. (as in Walmart and Whole Foods and Foot Locker get to vote for the REAL shit that happens, not YOU) I somehow stumbled across a 10 year old post from the Bush depression period... kinda eerie how right my prediction was.

Appears to me as though we are entering an era in which corporations will assume the role of government, something which was supposed to be prevented by anti-trust laws. Keeping these giant corporations fat, happy, and afloat will be the primary economic goal. All other economic problems (including the economic woes of the masses of middle-class) will be subordinate to those interests.

It's my opinion that this recent social attitude adjustment towards the championing of diversity is a marketing move and a corporate trend. Who started it is unclear, but as it usually occurs, once one starts doing it, the others catch on soon after to stay relevant and competitive. I'm not saying diversity is bad. I'm not saying exclusion and discrimination is okay. I'm just saying the corporate attitude towards "loving diversity" is phony and for the purposes of emotional manipulation, and THAT makes it bad. It is my opinion that they attempt to gain favor of consumers by adopting this position and attitude, which minorities apparently believe is REAL, and they in turn reward the company by buying their product. Essentially, "We support diversity" is nothing more than a marketing technique. Meanwhile, THEY KNOW they have mountains of marketing research data indicating their average age, sex, and race demographic. Clearly their bread gets buttered in one area more than another. But if someone has money ready to spend... it doesn't matter what their age, sex or race is.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:18:13 PM »
Personally, I think EVERYONE in that video is a dumbass. Not because they're screaming. Not because they're wearing a Trump shirt, and not because they're just standing there BEING A BLACK PERSON. They're dumbasses.... because they're in a fucking vape store. Go smoke a real cigarette, you fruity raspberry cotton candy puffing pussies.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 03:59:27 PM »
"Notre Dame has a chip on the shoulder concerning being considered the underdog, etc"

FUCK EM. They didn't play a conference championship. That's 1 less game of wear and tear on them, which gives them an advantage if you ask me. And they STILL ain't got shit for Clemson. NOW we ALLLLLLLLLLLLL see what a stupid fucking choice it was to seed them in the playoffs. Ohio State, Florida, Michigan, or even Georgia even after losing the SEC championship, ANYone else would've been a better pick for a #3 seed.

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:20:34 AM »
I dunno, he kinda looks like a Marvel villain.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:17:51 AM »
Some of the targeting penalties I saw yesterday, or at least two of them that I remember... god damn. :ohlord: One in particular. I forget which game it was, but the guy was sliding down near the sideline, and the defender bent ALL THE WAY OVER almost putting the top of his helmet on the ground, in order to deliver a late and altogether unnecessary hit on someone. And the way the runners neck bent over sideways, he could've broken his neck and killed the kid. Seeing that shit pisses me off. I know football is about knocking people around and sometimes people get hurt, but what that guy did was NOT a "just part of the game" kinda thing. That's the "hurt people to win" method of football. Last thing I wanna see is an UNPAID 20 year old kid getting paralyzed over this shit. The school makes money, ESPN makes money, and neither one of them have an obligation to pay the kids medical and physical therapy bills when they become quadriplegics.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 28, 2018, 02:52:31 PM »
Was up late last night and I thought I'd sleep most of the day, so I set my DVR to record the 3 games today. I ended up waking up at 3pm to see Auburn kicking the shit out of Purdue 56 to 7... and it was only HALFTIME. :D Deleted it from my Dish Hopper. No point in watching that.

Felt bad for Vanderbilt last night though. As you see, they're much improved. But Baylor wasn't too bad this year either. Would've been nice to see Vandy actually win a bowl in a year when they had a competitive team and a half-decent season.

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