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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    Bristol was incredible. What a wild weekend. I want to do that again.
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    2016-2017 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (bmags @ Sep 4, 2016 -> 02:00 PM) Bears must love that show Ha, I was thinking the same thing. Khari Lee and now Eric Kush. Next year we need to be on the lookout for fan favorites who are borderline to make the roster. I do like Kush, though. T-shirt printing companies in the Chicago area are about to see a spike in revenue. Josh Sitton is a must.
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Sep 2, 2016 -> 10:25 AM) Ha, I was thinking the same thing and being the jerk that I am, I was sitting there rooting for Applachian State to pull the win just so I could picture Evan throwing a remote as his TV, haha. Ha, all good - I'd be rooting for the underdog if it were any other team. By the end, I wasn't even angry. I was so resigned to the fact that we likely just lost to App St.
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Sep 1, 2016 -> 10:19 PM) You survive, Evan? Haha, barely. That was incredibly stressful. By the time the 4th quarter rolled around, I was just praying for a victory no matter how it happened. We looked horrible. But I think App St is actually a pretty solid team. I'm not making excuses - a real Top 10 team should have beaten them easily. But App St has a real shot at beating Miami in 2 weeks. I fully expect them to win the Sun Belt again. Additionally, I'm going to Bristol next week for the game against Virginia Tech. Had we lost, that trip would have been a lot less exciting. As it stands now, bring on the ~150,000 person crowd. Should be fun.
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    Best HBO Series of All Time

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Aug 29, 2016 -> 03:15 PM) Band of Brothers (does it count)? If so, it is easily Band of Brothers, followed by Game of Thrones, followed by Entourage. I'm with you. It was a mini-series, so I'm not sure if it counts for the purpose of this poll. But definitely Band of Brothers for me. But there are so many good ones on this list.
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    2016-2017 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (bmags @ Jul 22, 2016 -> 03:09 PM) Yeah. I'll never forget that game. I was at college surrounded by Rams fams who carried over their hate of cubs to the bears. They were talking SO much trash up til halftime. When Hester returned that touchdown that was the most excited I've been for any non playoff game I've been to. Plus Urlacher just deciding he'd go score points like the friggin water boy. I'll never forget that game. It was my freshman year in the dorm room. I went nuts on that punt return. My roommate was pissed because he was trying to sleep... it probably didn't help that he was a Packers fan.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (kevo880 @ Jul 21, 2016 -> 03:59 PM) Nice man. Where did you golf? Just golfed at Keystone last weekend, which was my first time golfing up in the mountains. Just as I get used to golfing at 5,000 feet in Denver, I go play up there and have to play up another club or 2. This is after just golfing back in Michigan a few weeks ago. I'd say up in the 8,000-10,000 ft range I was playing about 3 clubs up from what I was playing at 0 altitude. We played at Flatirons Golf Course. Local public course right there in Boulder. It sounds like going way up in the mountains at that elevation would be really tough to play. Obviously you'd get used to it if you played enough. But for someone like me, it would be difficult.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    I just spent 4 days in Boulder, Colorado. I have been to Colorado several times in the winter, but never in the summer before. It was beautiful this time of year. Went on some great hikes, golfed, went fly fishing, and rock climbing. Can't wait to get back. On the golf note, the altitude definitely adds distance to your game. It was actually a detriment because it took me several holes to figure it out. I kept hitting the ball further than intended, particularly with my low irons and wedges.
  9. QUOTE (Jake @ Jul 11, 2016 -> 12:18 PM) The main thing about what the Sox are doing—IMO—is little to foul up the long term. I continue to strongly doubt the benefits of a full-on, let's be the worst team style of rebuild, especially for a franchise like the Sox that would seriously lose revenue without at least a little bit of hope. The payroll is in good shape looking forward, you have some nice core pieces and your veterans aren't particularly expensive. Tim Anderson, Carson Fulmer, and Zack Collins are all guys to get excited about. We've been conservatively building the team and I don't see anything wrong with that. I think if there was a big, bold move to make that would really take the team a big step ahead, they'd make it. But I sure haven't seen it available. Heyward? Upton? Alex Gordon? Cespedes seemed to be the worst fit in the offseason but is the only one hitting in the actual season. In the end, it turned out a CF would have been the best fit in the first place. We brought on Frazier and Lawrie at very little expense and nobody is stopping us from flipping them at the deadline a year from now if things aren't looking up. To me, this is the kind of approach we had when we won the WS. The 2005 team was filled with question marks and the direction of the franchise was unclear. But we kept those core guys around and tried to bring on extra talent without mortgaging the franchise. It worked out. Maybe that was just a fluke and it shouldn't be a model for the future, I can't say. Co-sign. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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    2016-2017 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (SoxAce @ Jul 8, 2016 -> 07:32 AM) This is CFL related, but holy Madden real life glitch! Yes
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    2016-2017 NBA Thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 30, 2016 -> 08:50 AM) Noah has been my favorite Bull for quite a while. I am going to be really sad to see him in another jersey. This. That '09 playoff series against the Celtics probably locked it in for me. There has never been a player that I hated so much and then loved so much in sports. I could not stand Noah when he was at Florida (even though we beat them every year in the regular season, they still won those titles). Then a few years later he became, by far, my favorite Bull. That said, there's no way I'd want him back on the Bulls for the money he's going to get. If we were a legit contender, sure. But not as this team is constructed.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (brett05 @ Jun 28, 2016 -> 10:02 AM) My kids think it takes two days to get to the Dells. We'll see how quick they figure it out that we are going to Disney instead. Very cool. That will be a fun reaction to watch when they realize where they are going.
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    Ticketmaster free tickets from class action lawsuit

    QUOTE (kevo880 @ Jun 22, 2016 -> 09:28 AM) Unbelievable. I have 6 vouchers as well. Will they ever add new shows to this list? I read on the Ticketmaster website that they will add shows to the list. I think it was somewhere in the FAQ section.
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    Ticketmaster free tickets from class action lawsuit

    I finally looked at my account and was pretty surprised to see 6 vouchers and 6 discount codes. I didn't expect that much. Unfortunately, of the list of approved shows, most of the ones I'd want to see have already sold out of their voucher allotment. Good thing is that more will come available since these don't expire until 2020.
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    **SPOILER THREAD** GAME OF THRONES ** SPOILER THREAD **

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Jun 21, 2016 -> 06:35 AM) Sansa is pregnant with Ramsays baby, right? He said twice in that episode that he was inside her I was thinking the same thing.
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    2016 Draft picks thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 16, 2016 -> 01:15 PM) A chance at that arm is well worth one and a quarter million dollars. Again, this could be the best pick of our entire draft. I couldn't agree more. I was at a music festival with bad phone service during the draft, but as soon as I saw we got Hansen, I was pretty stoked.
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    Airport Security

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Jun 14, 2016 -> 08:31 AM) Filed to get Global Entry two weeks ago, got approved yesterday, found out the next available interview is in August Yeah, the interview wait times are very long. I had to wait over 2 months. The good (though frustrating) news is that the "interview" is basically just a formality. It's an opportunity for them to run your fingerprints and ask a few basic questions. I was there for 5 minutes and got an instant approval. That's kind of the frustrating part, though - you wait 2 months for an interview and it takes them 5 minutes to give you a "yes" or "no" answer.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (Quinarvy @ May 31, 2016 -> 11:37 AM) My current office has no code. Some wear gym clothes. I think that's awesome. My company is too client-facing to get away with that, but if I worked at a place where it was all internal to the company, I don't see why you wouldn't be allowed to wear whatever you want. i.e. My current client (a major clothing retailer) allows the people (whether salaried or hourly) in their distribution centers to wear whatever - i.e. shorts and a tshirt. But at the corporate office(s), their dress code is standard business casual.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ May 27, 2016 -> 10:46 AM) I always presumed Airforce academy was free for everyone that attended (with the real challenge actually getting in cause those academies are great schools). Holy moly, what a cost. My entire college experience (since I lived at home) was It is. That's just the valuation of what that education would cost if they had to pay for it.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ May 27, 2016 -> 11:36 AM) Is that from like all the schools they applied to? That seems absurdly high. I think it has to be. That's how my school tallied scholarship money that was "awarded" to students. It wasn't what you actually took with you - it was a sum of what you were offered by every school.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (greg775 @ May 26, 2016 -> 03:43 PM) Yeah but my thread was about the parents. Not many on here are thinking maybe ol mom and pop want a break from the $$$ it takes to raise kids and Johnny and Julie are letting them down moving in. Fair point. But I don't think these parents would be allowing it if they truly didn't want to. I know for a fact my parents would be cool with it if I moved home. I was thinking about going back to school and my mom was giving me the hard-sell on going to school in Houston so that I could be close to them, but also live with them if I wanted to. Sure, there is probably a small percentage of parents that feel obligated to allow their kids to move back home and let them live there for free, even if they really didn't want to. But I do think that most parents would put their foot down if they really didn't want their kids "freeloading."
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (greg775 @ May 26, 2016 -> 06:15 PM) That shocks me. Mom and dad just sent you packing to a good college and said, "Deal with the costs?" For me, growing up in Chicago, later suburbia, any of my friends whose parents had a lot of cold, hard, cash definitely paid for their kids' college. In my case I had summer jobs and stuff and paid for all my incidentals, but yes I was spoiled by daddy in that regard. Free room, board, tuition, books and even made sure I had some money in the bank.Like chisox said I think he felt it was his responsibility to get me through and yes hoped I could pass it down. Now being a successful businessman and kind of a mean guy, not a patsy, he monitored what was going on with my grades, etc. And he made it clear no five year plan for me. Four years baby. I think as long as he felt he wasn't taken advantage of, five, six year plan, he'd dish out the costs of college. This more or less happened to me. My parents helped pay for some costs my first semester of college to get things going, and then after that, they didn't pay a dime for my school or living expenses. Between loans, scholarships, and working, I was able to afford the rest and give them a break to spend money on themselves. I felt like once I had the means to cover my own expenses, I didn't want them doing it for me anymore. There were two exceptions for this: they did pay for my cell phone bill (family plan) and my car insurance (again, bundled with their's). I paid for my actual car, though, and any of the maintenance costs associated with it. With all that said, I'm incredibly grateful for the life my parents gave me growing up. I still didn't understand how much money my parents spent on me (and my siblings) until I got into the real world and had to pay all of my own expenses. I don't have any kids, but I can tell they are expensive as hell.
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    Memorial Day Weekend

    Golf for sure. Planning to float the river on Sunday.
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    Seniors Exempt From Finals

    We had that too. I don't remember the exact criteria, but seniors could get exempt from exams. I loved only having to take 2 AP exams and nothing else my senior year.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (Ezio Auditore @ May 26, 2016 -> 08:11 AM) I meant that Europeans, Africans, Latin Americans, and Asians live with their parents well into adulthood, sometimes their grandparents in the same household. We were different because our economy was different and there was the suburban expansion that came with it. Europe's in that recession they made worse and Greece is probably the worst off of all of them. I know a few people who are 25, 26 etc. and they have full-time jobs, one is an engaged couple and live with their parents (just bought a house though). Post-high school and college is sooooo different for anybody born after about 1980 than it was for those born before. Some of the job listings are laughable, like "Bachelor's degree required, minimum 3 years experience, $11.25/hr" There was a meme for this a couple years ago. http://www.quickmeme.com/Old-Economy-Steven/ Ha, I had never seen this before. Some of those are so true. Thanks for sharing. Personally, I never lived at home after college. I accepted a job during my last semester of college, and then moved to Atlanta about a month after I graduated to start that job. I had no choice but to live on my own (with a roommate). And it was no problem. However, I have no issue with kids who want to move home and save money. One of my good buddies at work lived with his parents that first year, and he saved a boat load of money because of it.
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