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Zigg

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Saints Defense

02 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

Watching/reading leading up to the Saints-Philly game, and it seems like it's 2010.  Everything is about the offense, and can they stop sucking on the road.  I haven't heard or read one thing about the Saints D.  This is not just an improved D, not just a good D, this is a legitimate top 5 defense that has gotten better as the season progressed, with dominant performances against good teams.  Losing Vacarro and his versatility is huge, but this will be a very tough test for the Eagles offense and should be awesome to watch. 

 

This is by far the most intriguing game of the weekend. 


Index Funds

31 October 2013 - 08:40 PM

I'm 35 years old and putting decent money into retirement, but my stash is small right now.  All my savings are in mutual funds, but saw a frontline episode about retirement, and it showed their value to be greatly diminished by fees.  One guy, and the theme of the show seemed to be high on index funds.  Low fee funds that basically just ride the market.  

 

Is there anything that should keep me from switching to index funds?

 

Quick edit to add that I checked my banks funds, and mutual funds are from 1.25/2% fees.  Index funds are .5%


Got a lump of coal

26 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Lucky enough to get kidney stones for Christmas. Spent 2.5 hours in terrible pain, finally went to ER for some sweet, sweet IV pain relief. Terrible pain that I would only wish on a few people. BTW, I asked the doctor about the 2.5 hours, and he said it can last 2-3 days. I'd probably shoot myself.

NHL Lockout

06 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

First of all, I didn't want to post this in the NHL thread so that can stay dedicated to news. I'd like to know what hockey fans intend to do when the two sides agree and hockey resumes. Personally, it's getting a little tiresome watching millionaires and billionaires squabble over the fans' money. I live in Vancouver, and while not a big hockey fan, enjoy going to a game now and then. Unfortunately for me, I have been priced out of the NHL, and I'm sure that once hockey resumes, tickets will go right back to the ridiculous prices. So hockey fans, or baseball fans from 1994, or anyone else, how do we feel about lockouts/strikes? Is there any hope for a fan rebellion? Is there a point where they lose enough fans to force drastic changes?

New Orleans Pelicans

05 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

For at least 20 years, new teams have come in with terrible names. Panthers, Jaguars, Magic, Heat, Thunder, Lightning, Panthers(NHL), Raptors, Grizzlies, Hornets, Wizards etc. Rockies and Marlins aren't bad, but the rest are awful. It is a weak attempt by marketing teams trying to figure out what might be cool. After all that dreck, we finally get a breath of fresh air coming from a top notch city that brought us one of the best names in football. I don't know what has happened to society, but if the Yankees, Red/White Sox, Packers, Knicks, Maple Leafs, Dodgers, Steelers, Red Wings came out now, those names would never exist. I couldn't be happier to see a non run of the mill "tough" name for a team. I will carry a soft spot in my heart for that team, and may even buy a jersey. Pelican Power