Jump to content
Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums

fissure man

Members
  • Posts

    2,020
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by fissure man

  1. Since this all started I’ve been watching boatloads of entire 60s-80s NBA playoffs series. A lot of Bird, Magic, Dr.J, Hakeem, Wilt and Russel. 
     

    I’ve seen highlights and even watched a lot of this as a kid but seeing again in full - what stood out to me most was how talented NBAers were at shooting. Sure the guys today can out dribble and jump out the gym. But as a whole, the earlier guys were remarkable the way they let the ball off their fingers and contorted their body. 

    The other thing that really stood out was how few commercials there were during playoff games. We’re taking 20 second commercials and when the game comes back on you can tell they didn’t stop the action. 

    I mean I knew this already but watching these games again just further cements how brutally awful the game is to watch today. So boring. 

    • Like 1
  2. Adrian Peterson has the only outside shot of catching Emmitt Smiths 18,355 rushing yards. If he can (continue to) inject copious amounts of test and HGH and is given the carries, he might just make it. Guice having bum knees allows that window to be open but ADP losing the best offensive line coach in the NFL (Callahan) might counter that. 

  3. 20 hours ago, -OZ- said:

     

    Pele might be the most important athlete ever, world wide. But the margin of greatness of play between him and Diego (from what I've heard, I never watched Pele and am not a futbol fanatic) isn't a much as Gretzky to Howe (and I'm a red wings fan from birth). 

     

    7 minutes ago, fissure man said:

     

    Jackie Robinson and there isn't a close second. 

     

    6 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

    i'm not a fan, but ... Ali certainly could be  1st 2nd over Pele. 

     

    I''ll  let you guys discuss futbol as I know nothing. As for Ali, I think Ali was a giant Richard for how he treated his fellow man and have always contended that if you let Tyson wail on Ali like Frasier did he wouldn't have won any of those fights. He probably wouldn't have survived honestly. 

     

    I don't hold Ali in very high regard. Hes not on the top of any list other than being a jerk. 

  4. 20 hours ago, -OZ- said:

     

    Pele might be the most important athlete ever, world wide. But the margin of greatness of play between him and Diego (from what I've heard, I never watched Pele and am not a futbol fanatic) isn't a much as Gretzky to Howe (and I'm a red wings fan from birth). 

     

    Jackie Robinson and there isn't a close second. 

  5. 21 hours ago, Capella said:

    That’s not my argument. It’s that guys are stronger now. How many were breaking 100 in 1986? I believe 13 out of the 15 fastest pitches registered have been since 2000. 

    Just to play along Ill just say that being very strong doesn't always translate so well to throwers of the ball. Ive never seen a totally jacked pitcher or quarterback who could throw it harder/faster than say a noodle (looking) arm of Aaron Rogers. 

     

    Sorry for mixing in football guys but baseball isn't my sport. 

  6. Posted this in the barbershop thread but thought some of you might find this interesting (or upsetting, not sure which)...

     

    9 minutes ago, fissure man said:

    My mother works for a concrete company locally. Her company just received $400,000.00 to cover payroll.

    $300,000 must be used for payroll and the loan is 100% forgiven.

    The remaining $100,000 can be used for company operating expenses. 

    Here is the kicker.... They have over $3,000,000 liquid in reserved and they are working every single day. 

     

    Thats just one company in this great republic. FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR FREE to a company that is doing fantastic. 

     

     

  7. Just now, Long Ball Larry said:

    that doesn't mean that they never have to pay those obligations.  and frankly, the sooner that more money gets back into the economy, the better it will be for everyone, right?

    My mother works for a concrete company locally. Her company just received $400,000.00 to cover payroll.

    $300,000 must be used for payroll and the loan is 100% forgiven.

    The remaining $100,000 can be used for company operating expenses. 

    Here is the kicker.... They have over $3,000,000 liquid in reserved and they are working every single day. 

     

    Thats just one company in this great republic. FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR FREE to a company that is doing fantastic. 

    • Like 1
    • Sad 3
  8. 9 minutes ago, Grahamburn said:

    Landlords and bankers have things to pay for too. 

    And they are getting breaks as well. If everything goes like it normally does, more often than not those entities will end up better off than before after they’re done draining the money that should probably go to other folks. 
     

    ETA - Cry me a river on banks. They can pound sand. 

    • Thanks 1
  9. 19 minutes ago, Cjw_55106 said:

    I dont understand the "they need to make back money they lost" argument. $275 is the weekly maximum for Tenn unemployment. The interwebs tells me folks in TN have been getting the $600 fed payment. That means they are getting $875 a week, tax free. Not sure how reliable the info is, but again, the internet tells me the average barber in TN makes less than that. Even if they are making more, 875 a week should have been significant enough to get by without making others (who may have been out of work themselves) pay extra. 

     

    I work in labor... 

    There are a lot of people making more on unemployment than their regular jobs. They are not incentivized to work for their money. 

    Its more of this semi-recent culture of grossly exaggerating and more often than not- flat out lying about their situation for maximum financial gain. (Free money)

    This isn’t new. I quit my last job as a construction superintendent because I grew so tired of everyone lying just to get something for free. 
     

    Obviously there are people who have and will be hurt by this and for those people I am truly sorry and hopeful they get the help they need. It’s just been my experience that most people are awful lying scumbags when it comes to this type of thing. 

     

     

  10. 37 minutes ago, James Daulton said:

    Any civilization advanced enough for space travel could easily check us out at distance.  Hell our own satellites can show some facial features on people.

    Not buying it. 

     

    You make a very good point.
     

    I guess the counter point would be that if we thought there was life on another planet we wouldn’t limit our research to simply watching from the lenses of a telescope. 

  11. I want to edit a 2-3 minute video on YouTube and then post the video. I have no experience in this so any help would be appreciated. 

    At minimum I’d like to just edit out a few seconds of the existing video and “splice” it back together.

    Maximum editing is adding a few seconds of video from parts of another video. 
     

    Any free easy to use software? I tried online but everything looks scammy. I can’t even figure out how to download the YouTube video yet. 
     

    I also have the dvd of the movie the source material is on. 

  12. 32 minutes ago, jplvr said:

    There is some good information on this website. We show up in the ocean with newly fitted radar equipment and electronics and something we, the U.S., could not detect previously was waiting out there to be found? Still very wild if we have technology like this, but also odd we would let it out, if so. I've only read the first link, btw, but I trust the person who singled out the others for me.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...efense-tech-just-like-nimitz-in-2004-incident

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...os-encounters-new-radar-tech-key-in-detection

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...eriously-missing-unmanned-combat-air-vehicles

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...d-by-warning-of-similar-chinese-tech-advances

    None of these links work for me. 

  13. 2 hours ago, Good Posting Judge said:

    No.

     

    2 hours ago, Good Posting Judge said:

    I don't think of him as being terribly polarizing, vocally. :shrug:

    If this implies you’re a fan of Arcade Fire and not Dylan there’s no hope for you, GB 

    AF is absolute garbage and that’s a terrible insult to garbage. 

  14. 4 hours ago, Ghost Rider said:

    If Bob Dylan was ever the lead singer in a band, my vote is for that band.

     

    3 hours ago, Good Posting Judge said:

    I can't get past Bob Dylan's voice. And I'm usually not put off by high voices, but he's pretty awful.


    Listen to Lay Lady Lay and get back to me. Dude is such a baller he even sings like #### on purpose. 

    If there was ever a person who just DGAF, about ANYTHING, it’s Dylan. 
     

     

    ETA- To be fair- I’m a huge Dylan guy (early and later stuff) and I’m still not 100% convinced that’s even him singing LLL. 

×
  • Create New...