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BeaconofLight


San Francisco, CA

MEMBER SINCE   November 15, 2014

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Comment 10 Oct 2017

This apology means about as much to me as Mayfield's did. Seemingly everyone everywhere knew it wasn't targeting, except for the guys who are paid to get it right.

Comment 07 Oct 2017

As a coach what do you even tell him? He clearly led with his shoulder, made a great play, and his reward is to sit in the locker room and watch his teammates play out the rest of this game. 

I don't know how you watch that replay and come away with that decision. 

Comment 22 Sep 2017

I've debated doing something like this for a few months and so far I've only pulled the trigger on an adapter for the gamecube because the quality was noticeably different. The only issue with that being the guy who makes them does them all himself, so price and wait time reflect that. Also, there's apparently been issues with the 2.0 model so he's in the process of sending out upgraded 3.0's to everyone and then updating and sending out 3.0's to everyone back ordered. 

For older systems, I'm just not sure it's worth it unless you really need it for the hookups. Light gun games won't work on a non crt tv and the upgrade in graphics quality is pretty minimal. 

As an add on I highly recommend checking out everdrive carts. They're expensive ($100-180 depending on the system) but it allows you to play any rom file on an actual system. So, the entire snes library on one cart, saves work exactly the same, and you can also play hacks and homebrews. There are plenty of videos on youtube if you're interested

Comment 18 Feb 2017

But if you really think about it 

I love that he tries to frame it as though he's saying something really deep, when it's probably the most basic way of looking at it - the Earth looks flat relative to me, so it must be flat.

That quote reads like a jr. high/high school kid trying to wax philosophic while sitting in a smoking circle. Getting high doesn't make you Neil deGrasse Tyson... getting high and having a Phd in astrophysics makes you Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Comment 31 Jan 2017

Oh wow! So you're a non conformist too! We should be non conformists together! Take it easy, Nightpain.

I've noticed that people who constantly feel the need to talk down to others and explain things in a more complicated way than they need to, do so for 1 of 2 reasons:

1. They don't understand what they're saying so they parrot back exactly what someone else with knowledge on the topic said.

2. They're arrogant elitists who think choosing less common words makes them special or unique.

If you feel the need to use a word like, "brevity" on an internet message board... that's fine do whatever makes you happy, but don't simultaneously bash others for choosing, "short" instead.

Comment 11 Dec 2016

The force player's job isn't just to keep outside leverage, it's also to squeeze down the size of the hole. 

Comment 11 Dec 2016

Fast on a track in spikes is different than fast on grass in full pads. They don't always translate.

It's also possible he has great top end speed but more average change of direction/acceleration.

Comment 31 Aug 2016

who care how the coach conducts a press conference

Is that what I said? I said I like that he shares information about the team so I feel more involved as a fan.

You're in a small minority

Based on what factual evidence? Oh, just your opinion. And did I ever say that I don't care about wins? Isn't it possible for me to want a coach who both wins and shares information? 

Comment 31 Aug 2016

Just because none of the "ancillary" stuff matters to you does not mean it doesn't matter to others. My point with listing championships won was to prove the point that harbaugh hasn't won any yet so giving him the same pass for being a disgruntled coach that Saban gets is premature at best.

Comment 31 Aug 2016

This doesn't make any sense to me at all. Maybe it's something Bo would have done and that's why he thinks it's a good idea but college football is different now. During the summers and even during the season (Meyer calling coaches midseason and asking them about specific tendencies) coaches are constantly sharing information.

You don't want to share any, thats fine. But how long before other coaches decide to stop sharing with you? How long before you can't have 100's of satellite camps in a summer because no one wants you on their campus? It's certainly possible to win on your own but I gotta think it's a lot harder. I suppose it's arguable if you were playing a huge game against a top 5 team but playing a 40pt underdog at home? There doesn't seem to be much long term thinking there.

This is another reason why I feel so lucky to have Meyer. I can't imagine following a team where the head coach barely shares any information about how the team is doing and the main things he does share are berating reporters and picking fights on twitter. Meyer involves the fanbase and without that, I would still follow the team, but nowhere near as intensely as I do now

Comment 27 Aug 2016

My thoughts exactly... I completely disagree with this logic whenever it's used to justify invading personal privacy. The fact that I have nothing to hide only increases my annoyance at being treated like I do.

I'm not a fan of this being used at all and it's entirely because it's based in dishonesty. How can the coaches ask their players to be honest with them when they can't offer the same honesty in return?

And it's absolutely not creative. People create fake accounts to scam, spy, or catfish others all the time. 

Comment 18 Aug 2016

Championship wins:

Saban - 5

Belichick - 4

Popovich - 5

Harbaugh - 0

There's a reason those three guys get somewhat of a pass and if you're suggesting that Harbaugh belongs in the same conversation as those three you're flat wrong. Maybe one day he could be, but right now he's not. Almost winning 1 is not the same as actually winning 5.

Comment 17 Aug 2016

But some of you seem obsessed

Your hypocrisy on this is seemingly infinite. Time and time again I see you make posts calling posters here out for taking things too seriously or some other similar phrasing. You are on a rivals forum constantly posting and defending both your coach and team. Maybe you should take some of your own advice and stop taking things so seriously and leave the judgements of other fans out of your posts. 

Your point of view is appreciated. Your judgemental hypocrisy is not. Leave the rocks around your glass house where they lie.

Comment 16 Aug 2016

Comparing a conversation between two parents and one between a journalist and a head coach, who has designated media appearances, is hardly similar at all. It's a journalist's job to ask questions, impolite or not, and in this case it appeared that they were quite polite. It's not the parents job to ask why another child was grounded.

Harbaugh has every right to answer the way he did

I agree with that. But that also gives me the right to have the opinion that he reacted like an egocentric jerk who wasn't getting his way.

Comment 25 May 2016

Yep, everything said on the internet is true.

This is my issue with many of your posts - the amount of hypocrisy. You condescendingly bash anyone who lists their opinion as a fact, if it's  something you disagree with. Yet many times you do the exact same thing, treating your own opinion as though it's fact. You can't absolutely prove espn doesn't have a bias against OSU any more than others can prove they definitely do.  Sometimes people just need to vent their frustrations, logical or not, why do you need to be the, "Well, actually" guy to prevent them from doing that.

You act as though you're fighting the good fight... but it's a fight almost no one cares about but you. While you continually deny you do it because of any affection over espn and instead do it because you hate illogical arguments. To me, there's more to it then that because there are plenty of illogical arguments on this site but the only ones you consistently attack are the ones related to espn. 

I don't know that you deserve the downvotes but please don't act as though you're innocent in all this. It's rare that I read one of your posts and don't pick up on at least a little condescension or passive aggressiveness. I'm sure people also remember your more attack filled posts on a similar topic in previous threads. Fair or not, I'm sure this weighs into how they respond to you in your future posts.

Comment 24 May 2016

I agree that on a story-telling level it is beautiful. Part of why I really enjoy this series is how much Martin makes you care about many of the characters involved, which absolutely is the result of great writing. I suppose I was treating this situation a bit too literally. 

Hodor sacrificing himself at the door is less of an issue for me because it was his choice and he did sacrifice himself as a hero. The rougher thing for me and I touched on it a bit above was what happened to young Hodor. He did not make the choice, Bran made it for him.

Bran is young, and he will make mistakes, but he also has incredible powers which magnify the mistakes he does make. I wasn't trying to make the claim that he should be punished somehow or have his abilities taken away. What happened to Hodor should be a defining moment for him and it should give him a feeling that drives him to train and become a master of his craft so that he is more aware of the ramifications his actions can have.

Comment 24 May 2016

Or, Hodor would have stayed in Winterfell like the rest of the workers because he wasn't a soldier, as his mother pointed out when he tried to spar with Benjen, and been an important factor in keeping Theon from initially taking Winterfell. Making it harder for the Boltons to take it and secure power in the north as easily as they did. 

I can make assumptions too. The difference is mine were not nearly as condescending as yours. 

The truth is we have no way of knowing what would have happened had Wylis never become Hodor.  And we also have no way of knowing if Bran would have been completely screwed without him