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  1. That reminds me. "All Grossman Does Is Win" One of our resident post diggers might bump that one up from the grave.
  2. Since I didn't see the Titan's game, I'll reply based on what I saw last year. Enough already. Renfree, not Yates should have been Ryan's backup last year and it sounds as though they appear the same as they did last season.
  3. As it happens, there are no experts at that, but there are plenty will take the other approach and insist that they are experts when they lay out their game by game expectations, only to reveal that they are anything but as the season unfolds.
  4. I'm not embellishing when I say that those people ( the ones who were astonished that I wasn't on FB, most of whom were people I didn't know) appeared to me as they didn't actually know much about human interaction. I denied my kids from joining too. They wanted to join because so many others were. I insisted that if they really wanted to be 'friends' with a particular person the interaction should be ideally face to face and at a minimum via voice. I told them that they could join once they were adults if they still felt that they had to be on. As time went by they heard about fights and harassment and realized they weren't missing anything.
  5. I am very pleased to say that I never got that crap. I never even seriously considered it despite being invited to and urged to join on several occasions. Some people gave me that astonished, "you're not on FB" look. I spared them the look of my reciprocal sentiment.
  6. This was USMNT's first ever loss in Atlanta, first loss to a Caribbean team in some four or more decades, and either the first loss ever or at least in this tournament to Jamaica. A team that is ranked somewhere south of 50 and it just had to happen while I was there. Despite that they will still have a chance to get to the Confederations cup. This team looks nothing like the attacking team that beat Netherlands and Germany a few weeks ago in friendlies, but the flip side is that these weren't European teams. Even Zardes who had looked really promising recently had a disappointing night.
  7. What is it with the Mexicans and throwing **** on to the field? Dome smartly disallowed dispensing bottles, but a few got through the gate anyway.
  8. Almost $500 ouch, I was in the nosebleed. I'm now relieved that I was unable to buy better seats because that was ugly I knew that Jamaica wouldn't be a pushover but I also didn't expect the US's woes to continue this deep in the tournament. Not a good tournament at all, starting with the poor showing against HON, the Cuba game was hardly impressive. WTF was that Jamaican goal off of that throw in???????? I would have stayed and watched some of the second match, but the loss soured my mood and I didn't want to stick around after that and hear the obnoxious and foul Mexican chant following opposing goal kicks as though this were Azteca so I left. I told the very few Panama fans that I saw that I was behind them. I hope that they can hold on. If US can't win then anyone other than Mexico if fine with me.
  9. I am really looking forward to being there tonight. It will probably be the most attended match of the tournament to this point. Not surprisingly a sell out, 68,000 + expected. I could sell tickets for a nice profit. Prices have shot up! I'm glad US has the early match, probably watch a little of the second before leaving. USA USA USA and best to Panama!
  10. I've put together a new system and ran several of the early builds, when it was known as Project Spartan. I don't like IE, and found it funny that the only thing that crashed on the preview was IE. Edge seemed faster and I saw where some benchmark scores confirm that. I finally bailed on the previews, but I definitely saw 10 as one of MS's better releases and will be generally well accepted.
  11. Thread title is wrong. A Georgia team will be opening the stadium - Atlanta United FC. MLS will have been playing there for months (since March). Those two colleges will open their seasons, but that will not be the inaugural stadium event. I'm going to take a wild guess here, that if the Falcons are still doing Friday Night Lights, that year the game would take place at the new stadium, even though the stadium should have had an open house even before the United FC play there.
  12. Ugly wins aren't just in the NFL.
  13. Nice logo, and nice goal Dempsey to open scoring in a game in which the US does not look very good,but Honduras somehow always seems to disrupt the US game. If the USMNT can do what they're expected to do, they should be in the GA Dome in the latter stages of this tournament.
  14. Post #4 said it even better. I have admired many things about Churchill, but neither his quotes or Thatcher's are worth a Drachma in this matter. Further, neither of them ever commented on the system of endemic cronyism that exists in various forms and is prevalent now. It's not the type of thing that anyone limited to only perceiving things within the binary spectrum of leftie and rightie could ever see.
  15. I saw the bold, care to explain the problem you perceive?
  16. I absolutely knew that this topic would go over like a ton of bricks on this lame forum (other than your response ), hence the title. If it isn't about race, socialists, neocons, republicans and democrats et al, and the effusive name calling that accompanies those topics, you may as well be speaking 'Greek.' Even though the topic isn't specifically about that, the mere mention of leftist drew an instinctive response. What is ironic is that what is happening in Greece now impacts Greeks more than any bickering that they might have done about righties vs lefties in the past. In other words Americans are pre-occupied crying about race, leftists and conservatives while the forces of crony banking wreak havoc on more and more people around the world, as though such events won't affect us and secondly cannot happen here. That is ridiculously naive at best if not profoundly stupid. Yes the human cost is tragic it has to be awful for those pensioners. There was some bank running in Greece in recent months, some people knew to not just sit back and leave things to chance, but many did not. I saw a chart somewhere that had a demographic breakdown of the referendum voting, pretty much every group except pensioners favored the no vote. Even among pensioners, a good many voted no. Even for those that stashed some currency things may be tough as groceries store have been emptied as when storms hit in the US As of April 30, Greece owed 312,679,022,950 euro, that amount would have taken 42 years to repay without missing payments, penalties or adjustments to interest, that's insane! The Eurocrats don't give a **** whether Greece is comprised of conservatives or leftists, no more than they care whether it buries them. They actually want to see a regime change in Greece for people who would willing agree to saddle the Greek people with ever more increasing and perpetual debt. Meanwhile in the US, the ongoing bickering about lefties, righties, race and diversity are serving as ideal distractions while our own central bank's balance sheet has ballooned in the past decade to bandage a non-existent fiscal policy. What could possibly go wrong? Greeks were screwed no matter what, either they take the loan shark deal or face one of the new and favorite tools of banksters - the bail-in where depositors have to fund a failing bank. That's just what some Greek's are facing while this plays out. Some stand to lose 30% of their balances when the banks re-open. We do not yet have provisions for bail-ins here in the US, but things haven't gotten that bad yet. When they do, and they will, you can be certain that the government will be in even more debt than it is today and you can bet that the banking lobby will be as powerful and will be able to get bail-ins legislated when they declare that they need to, with the support of the corporatist legislators. That reminds me, I have my prediction on the 2016 Presidential election. The next president will be another crony corporatist. The D or R designation will be completely irrelevant except for guiding the chorus. If it is an R then that one will be labeled as a war monger, conservative, Nazi that only cares about rich people and if D then they shall be identified as socialist, communist etc. That will help preserve the status quo and generally obfuscate the reality that they are more loyal to the crony system than to their party, constituency and even the nation they swore an oath to.
  17. I met Tutt during the 2000's after you, he was very modest and didn't seem accustomed to being recognized. It would be great for him to be part of Atlanta United, he's very knowledgeable and passionate about the game and is very involved in its promotion and development and has remained in Atlanta all these years, he would be a valuable asset to them. I don't consider myself a fan of this player, but I would really like to see Balotelli playing in the MLS, his return to the EPL hasn't gone very well. I think he would fare better in the MLS, maybe even Atlanta if he can keep his head together. I'll be watching tonight's opener in the Gold cup.
  18. I have zero interest in college football, haven't watched that in years. I've been put off by the brain damage aspect of the game at all levels recently. There are more people who do not want their kids to play football, I believe that even an NFL'er said so as well. That sport is going to have to change it's rules more to make it safer, but that could end up affecting interest in it too. I know soccer is growing, smart move by Blank, I'm certainly not knew to the game. My kid was coached very briefly by Graham Tutt - blast from the past, and he didn't think that I would know who that was but I did. I know that the MLS is bringing a bit of the talent from UEFA over while growing some promising talent domestically. Ronaldo might be there in a few. Only one I didn't know about was Pirlo. I saw him in the Champions final. Didn't know or even think he was coming to MLS. Many of those guys are past their prime. I guess they'll sell tickets though.
  19. I used to watch hockey when we had a team, don't care anymore. I detest NBA and basketball, glad to say i didn't watch and won't. My interest in NFL is dropping. I didn't watch the Super Bowl last year or any other games that the Falcons weren't in. Definitely enjoyed yesterday's final though. I want to give special shout to Georgia's contribution to the team - Kelley O'Hara and Morgan Brian.
  20. I suspected as much, It's so odd that it would take an extreme left socialist party to effectively change discussions with the hegemonic central bank. We have our own problems in that regard in the US and I hope it doesn't come to that The no vote has bolstered Greece's negotiating power and the loan sharks um Euro group lenders don't want that. As expected this has hit the futures, but not as badly as last Sunday's news. That could change though when Europe opens overnight.
  21. What problem are you referring to?
  22. For anyone mildly interested, Greece just voted on a financing referendum to a European proposal that was withdrawn prior to the vote. The outcome appears to be increasingly leaning towards no. So what, Greece is in Europe, small and not relevant right? That's one account that's been pushed, but 2015's largest single day drop in the S&P 500 happened on Monday after Greece became the first developed nation to default on an IMF payment. Other nations had previously defaulted, Sudan, Somalia and Zimbabwe. So much for Greece not mattering. Greece has instituted capital controls, their banks and markets have been closed all week. ATM's limit withdrawals and the country is literally running out of cash. Despite that it appears that the Greeks refused to accept proposals from the euro's that they considered 'blackmail.' It's rare that I would ever find myself applauding the actions of an extreme left wing socialist party in encouraging the "Oxi" vote, but that's what it seems to have taken to stand up to the bankers. Good on them. Though the situation is quite different from events in the US that led to the meltdown that occurred here, the similarities are of bad lending practices to entities that are unable to repay. Greece hasn't been able to pay for some years now. At some point the bankers have to accept that reality. There is a socialist party in Spain called Podemos that is gaining popularity, following closely in Greece's footsteps. Then there is Italy with an overly high amount of debt. Some believe that EU will be stronger without Greece and that may be true, but if Italy and Spain follow things could get even uglier. This does not automatically mean a Greek exit, but if the euros blink on their terms with Greece, Italy and Spain will want better terms. Deutsche Bank expects the Greek no vote to hit markets badly. I'll have an idea later on when I check the futures.
  23. It's MURDER and the perpetrator is a murderer. Of course you should wonder, and this crappy board is just the place for that. Can't miss the opportunity to sidestep the bad news and make it even worse and in the process sink this mb even lower by interjecting that overdone **** into topics where it is not relevant in the least.
  24. It is now being reported that the French authorities are saying it was deliberate. The perpetrator - 28 year old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. I don't have a fear of flying, I'm a pilot but haven't done that in years. Generally speaking I'm the antithesis of those who have a fear of flying because I know about the preparation and procedures taken by the crew on the flight deck. The ultimate fear that I try not to think of is an unstable pilot. Everyone who boards an aircraft is trusting that the pilot(s) will land them safely. If that trust is not there, then you should not be on the aircraft.
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