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  1. I assume it’s still a good idea to bench him for TY Hilton? Can’t afford a zero but it’s just hard to bench him with what he’s done.
  2. Looking ahead to week 16, since I'm set with the Rams this week vs NYJ. Having trouble deciding about Rams (@SEA), Dolphins (@LV) or options like Bears (@Jax), or TB (@Det). Rams and Dolphins have been very solid as of late but look to have tougher matchups.
  3. Be aware that there are different implementations of this. In my main league, there are no FA transactions and every waiver claim costs at least $1. So if I were to spend all my money right away, I couldn't make any transactions (besides trades) for the rest of the year. Therefore, our "big bids" are smaller than other leagues.
  4. Recently felt like going back and finishing up some older games that I liked but never completed. Portal 2 is such a great game. Anyone interested in doing the coop mode?
  5. I took advantage of this last week. I also bought The Walking Dead and Tony Hawk HD. Not a bad score for under $15 Me too. Bought a bunch of games. Also bought a bunch of games under $1 from a recent sale. As someone who is relatively new to "digital" games purchases, it's really changed the way I shop for games and makes it unlikely to buy anything new for anything close to full price.
  6. Really enjoyed The Unfinished Swan, one of the current PS Plus games. I'd recommend that to anyone. Also enjoying Race the Sun and will try out the others. I was not a fan of Monsterbag, which was one of the games for the Vita from last month. I've had the PS Plus for a few months now, and between that and all the flash sales, I wonder if I'll ever pay over $5 for a playstation game again. There are so many games I'm interested in playing on the backlog that I don't mind waiting on the current "blockbusters."
  7. PSA for people new to Playstation Plus and are thinking about upgrading their old PS3 hard drive for the free downloadable games (I have an old fat 60 GB one): The PS4 and PS3 use regular laptop hard drives so you can upgrade the PS4 drive (I got a 2 TB because I don't want to ever think about it again) and throw the 500 GB PS4 drive into the PS3.
  8. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/wii-u-the-year-two-review/1100-6423304/ This is pretty much spot on. There are some really great games for the Wii U. I bought it as my second console with the PS4 but find myself playing it way more.
  9. When the system launched it had very poor content support. They were almost no games to be played that were known entities. Now that Mario Kart and others have come out it has gotten better. That's what I remember, and I had no interest in the Wii U from its horrible launch. I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I'm enjoying it.
  10. Has the Wii U gotten a bad rap? I got mine on a whim since I was feeling some need to play the new Mario Kart. Enjoying that, Super Mario Bros., Shovel Knight, Rayman Legends, and Pikmin looks good. Haven't even gotten to Super Mario 3D World or a couple others that look interesting like ZombiU and Deux Ex. Bayonetta 2 looks like it might be good too and the new Smash Bros. is coming. Still waiting for more PS4 games that interest me.
  11. Anybody play Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for PS3? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A7UJ4S/ref=s9_simh_gw_p63_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0ZMK48PWBDTRZ5ETMGEP&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083462&pf_rd_i=507846
  12. I'm having more fun with my PS3 than I've had in a long time. I go through long periods where I'm not that into gaming, but now that the new systems are out, it seems to have rekindled my interest in the PS3. A similar thing happened years ago with my Gamecube when new systems were coming out. Not sure why that is. Anyway, having fun with the new Ratchet and Clank. I will probably play The Last of Us next, and I have a big backlog of games that I haven't played. Anybody play this? Looks interesting and has good reviews. http://www.amazon.com/Ni-No-Kuni-Wrath-Playstation-3/dp/B007A7UJ4S/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1387660279&sr=1-1&keywords=ni+no+kuni
  13. Been twice. When I went for dinner had one of the best steaks I've ever had before. Went back for lunch on the second trip and the menu was pretty limited. Food was still great though.I guess I'll just shoot the lock off my wallet but damn. As ferris mentioned, there are plenty of fine steakhouses near me, so I was hesitant. As someone who has eaten almost everywhere at Disney World, it's one of the very best restaurants on the property.
  14. I was there last week. It's really good. They basically got rid of the lunch menu they had the last time I was there 2 years ago. Love the pretzel bread, beer cheese soup, mushroom filet mignon. All the deserts were fantastic too. It's not just Disney-good, like a lot of their "fancy" restaurants. Also, tried a few of the Unibroue craft beers there, which are also great.
  15. Try your public library. Seriously. They probably have all of them. Just did this. Was able to download them straight from my library's website. Nice! How did you do that and what did you download them to? I never read the first book and this would be great while I'm in the car or "busy" at work. Does your local public library website have a digital download section? Mine is great for audiobooks and kindle books. Popular books may not be immediately available and you may be put on a waiting list due to the limited number of digital copies they have. For audiobooks, there are mp3 and wma versions of different books, and I download and manage them with OverDrive Media Console. mp3 has no drm, but you are supposed to delete them after they expire (21 days for me). wma has drm built in. All the Song of Ice and Fire audiobooks I got were already mp3, so no problem there. They are long so they end up taking up a lot of space.
  16. The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman. What a strange book. The book follows Egon Loeser, starting in 1930s Berlin, who only cares about getting laid and snorting coke. He is obsessed with Adele Hitler (no relation) and follows her to Paris and Los Angeles. Oh yeah, and he's a set designer obsessed with a 17th century set designer. It is a very funny book and seemingly right up my alley, especially the Berlin and Los Angeles sections. It's strange because while I would recommend it to the FFA, somehow the sum is less than the individual parts. The Dinner by Herman Koch. Pretty good. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. OK novel, pretty dark and depressing. Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino. This was pretty good. A puzzle type mystery; I liked The Devotion of Suspect X (with some of the same characters) better.
  17. It's probably safe to say that most of the 70 teams that own both Rice and Foster will be done this week.That would be fine as long as I am not one of them.
  18. Your "twin team" might be joining you soon. My Week 8 RBs are locked in as Mendenhall and Royster. What kind of offering should I make to the fantasy gods?
  19. Great set of books. The author knows how to set a hook and keep you moving through the book to find out what happened. Highly recommended.Reading the first one and enjoying it so far. $1.99 for all 5 of these books is a steal.Very entertaining.
  20. My no QB week 6 looks like it will pan out! Hawk Fan And my twin team HairySasquatch is probably safe too. hairysasquatch Next major challenges: avoiding any injuries whatsoever, getting by Week 8 with no RBs, and getting through Week 10 with absolutely no depth!
  21. Decided to go a completely different direction this year with a small roster of 19. I've always been a max size roster guy, but the pricing of studs made them more attractive this year. I didn't like the way my team looked at 30, and I kept whittling it down until it ended up here. This is clearly a risky strategy with no backup QB, but I hope Brees's early bye will help there. RB's: Instead of the "big 3" I had Foster and Rice as a tier to themselves. I played around with different combinations of one or the other with others like McFadden since it seemed crazy to have both with a week 8 bye. But then I thought "why not?" since I was using a high risk strategy anyway, and I only had one other player (CIN Defense) with a week 8 bye. Hopefully, Mendenhall will be productive by Week 8, and I'm sure Benson and Royster will be on a high percentage of teams. WR's: Would have liked to get a cheap 7th WR here, but I think the cheap GB guys will be productive and I like Roberts as a $3 player. Lots of cheap players with week 10 byes. TE's: 2 studs here. K and D: I was disappointed that there weren't any $2 defenses. Using the 3 $2 defenses last year worked great, with lots of random big games from bad defenses. I decided to go the same route this year with 3 defenses with different byes. Drew Brees/6 $29 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arian Foster/8 $34 Ray Rice /8 $33 Rashard Mendenhall/4 $4 Cedric Benson/10 $3 Evan Royster/10 $3 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Calvin Johnson/5 $29 Julio Jones /7 $23 Percy Harvin/11 $20 James Jones/10 $3 Andre Roberts/10 $3 Donald Driver/10 $2 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmy Graham/6 $29 Antonio Gates/7 $20 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob Bironas/11 $3 Matt Prater/7 $3 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cincinnati Bengals/8 $3 New Orleans Saints/6 $3 Kansas City Chiefs/7 $3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  22. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Mixed feelings about this one. It was overly long and very repetitious, but it was strangely compelling. I'll probably try something else by Murakami but not right away.
  23. Checked out an old copy of the Bachman Books from the library. Rage by Stephen King (Richard Bachman): Stephen King let this go out of print after several school shootings, including one where the book was found in the shooter's locker. Interesting book and supposedly one of the first things he ever wrote, starting it in 1966. The violence isn't the central focus of the book. Rather, the students who are taken hostage bond with their captor and end up telling a series of life stories, focusing on how life in general and growing up sucks. I'm planning on reading The Long Walk and The Running Man, but is Roadwork any good from this collection?
  24. I would love to see this done in a game. I think this one is harder to wrap your head around than the down 15 debate, but going for 2 is the right call in both.
  25. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray. I loved this book. I listened to the audiobook in the car, which was well done with a full voice cast. I may go back and read this one, since it is a long book with a ton of themes and I listened to it over many short drives in the car. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. An enjoyable read for anyone who grew up in the '80s. Bossypants by Tina Fey. This was just ok. There were a few funny moments. It bounced around and was a combination of memoir, random anecdotes, and a lot on the struggles of women in comedy. Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson. This was not a good book. I could see it being made into an entertaining movie, though.
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