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BuckGnome


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2003 Fiesta Bowl, everything else pales in comparison. That season and especially the way it ended was incredible. I had an awesome rush for two to three weeks after that game, and it was far and away the greatest sports-related moment of my life.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: umm ...... soccer, really???

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Comment 26 Jan 2016

I think the most well known documentary claiming conspiracy on this is 'Loose Change,' which is on like it's third version because the film has a surplus of it's own loose change.

One of the claims I still hear from time to time is that the towers were rigged with demolition explosives, and the "proof" is that the towers collapsed at "freefall speed."  The problem is, if you actually watch Loose  Change where this claim is made, the video clearly shows parts of one of the towers that were ejected to the side or peeled away during the initial part of the collapse, falling faster and accelerating to the ground faster than the point of collapse.  Oops.  Somehow this footage offered up as "proof" is still in the film's third version, because I guess it's creators were too busy editing out some more of the obviously ridiculous claims contained in Loose Change's first two versions that made it easy to discredit the film.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

I get your point, but the Rams way over rated that year.  As a Steeler fan, I was salivating at the chance to play the Rams in the Super Bowl.  Yeah the Rams could score but they were soft, and were vulnerable vs a physical team.

Unfortunately for me, Kordell Stewart happened in the AFC title game.  Stewart had 4 turnovers on the day.   For good measure, the Steelers surrendered two special teams TD's - one on a punt return, the other a blocked field goal attempt that was returned for a touchdown.  Somehow, the Steelers only lost by 7.  I'm still bitter about this game.

I expected the Patriots to win that Super Bowl.  They too had an excellent defense that year, and to me it was fairly obvious that Warner & Co. would have their hands full.  The game played out pretty much as I expected it would.

 

Comment 12 Jan 2016

Saw it.  I loved it, but it is a brutal, relentless movie.  While DiCaprio is getting all the Oscar buzz, I came away wondering why nobody is talking about Tom Hardy's performance.  He's the villain in the movie, and a great one.

Also saw The Big Short recently.  I really like that as well.

Comment 10 Jan 2016

Browns fan???  LOL.  Black and Gold, baby.

I do have a lot of respect for Cleveland fans, though.  Their franchise has been dog shit since, well, they were resurrected, because of the fans.  They literally wear their their fandom proudly even though the franchise is the NFL's bung hole.

Bengals fans?  Most Bengal 'fans' I know stay in the closet most the time.  However, when their team wins a few games, all the sudden they unmothball their jerseys and start up the 'Who Dey!' shit and begin obnoxiously taunting everyone as if their team is some sort of juggernaut on a mission from God.   They're just insufferable.  Then their team inevitably unearths new ways to lose the games that matter and the fans scurry back into the shadows.  The jerseys get put away, and the obnoxious taunting stops, and soon you don't even recognize them as football fans the rest the year.

So, come game day vs the Bengals, I get excited.

Comment 15 Dec 2015

I've home cured a ham before in a wet brine.  Turned out well, but if I were to do it again, I'd let is sit a couple days in the fridge after pulling out of the brine and rinsing to let the salt/cure concentration in the meat even out.

My favorite smoke wood is cherry.
 

Comment 09 Dec 2015

Honestly, I think the '05 Buckeyes were a better team than '06.  Smith's off season troubles really set the offense back early in '05, and the QB situation was undecided.(sound familiar?).  Even so, they had eventual champ Texas all but beaten and dropped a tough one in Happy Valley.  After that, however, they started putting it together.  In Ann Arbor, after some huge mistakes in the punt return game and an untimely turnover, they had an epic rally against the Skunkweasels, and then proceed to hang 600+ yards on the Domers.

I know the Longhorns and Trojans played a phenomenal game for the title, but by the end of that season, I really liked Ohio State's chances vs either one of those teams.  Oh well.

Comment 09 Dec 2015

I agree with you that Fargo has moments that are reminiscent of Breaking Bad.  Also, Mike Milligan & the Kitchen brothers are wonderful characters who'd be right at home in a Quentin Tarantino movie.  Yet, it still has that 'Fargo' feel of the movie.

Comment 09 Dec 2015

In all fairness, the UFO stuff in the first episode with Rye is what really kicked off the series of events in Season 2.  It is bizarre, but, it's Fargo.

Comment 09 Dec 2015

Best show on TV right now.  Dare I say it, Season 2 is even better than Season 1, and even the beloved movie that inspired the show.  The writing is just phenomenal, as is the acting.  Kirsten Dunst's performance as crazy Peggy is the best work of her career.  I have a feeling this show will be fully 'actuallized' come Emmy season, you betcha!