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Pro Football / Re: Guess the Year
« on: February 19, 2019, 12:23:01 PM »
oh I got this one, 1982!
Mark Gastineau with his stupid sack dance, Dana Hampton and the 46, Harvey Martin and LT's rookie season all in the same year.

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Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: February 17, 2019, 07:09:54 PM »
Saturday I hosted a poker game, for which I haven't done in ages for several reasons. Didn't have enough room, lived to far from everyone, and mostly, didn't keep in touch with my former poker buddies.
We used to play every pay day and this was prior to the big Texas Hold em craze that swept the nation.
So we played dealer's choice, which would include every thing from 5 & 7 card stud, 5 draw, lowball, hold em, guts etc...
During and after the big hold em craze, every one played tournament style, hold em only.
So I arranged this game with family and friends who happened to be up to 15 years younger than me.
I had told them all it would be dealer's choice and they were fine with that.
The interesting things were that one, I figured we would be playing hold em mostly since that's what they knew, but the other was, that despite being fairly knowledgeable regarding gambling, they had trouble with how the other games were played, which of course are staples in poker.
Everything was fine and it was a great time but I just found that interesting, no real point to the story other than that observation.

I'll add that we always played with a limit which was reasonable so no one would go broke early on, but you could still easily lose a couple of hundred if you weren't careful so it wasn't nickel dime pennies. These fellas weren't used to that either and I could tell they wanted to bluff and buy so many times by going "all in" but couldn't. Forced a newly of playing on them lol Still, fun stuff and I just found all of those tidbits rather fascinating. Call it a generation thing I guess?

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Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:38:46 PM »
I can believe that to be true, I witnessed it at times when I was serving as a second job a few years ago.


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Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:30:43 PM »
Thats what I was suggesting in less verbose fashion, however I didn't intend to limit it to the dominant political scene we drown in daily.
Even the simplest acts we partake in everyday are littered with inconsideration, snark, condescension, and an abundance of unawareness.
These all stem from the decay in society brought on us via social media and technology, among other factors, IMO anyway.

 

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Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:17:59 PM »
For whatever reason, and maybe it's worldwide or maybe a purely American phenomenon (hint: it seems to be worldwide), the majority of people seem to be completely focused on the negative. Sometimes, this is ok, there are negative things in our life and everyday society that need to be addressed.

But there's ways to do that, there are times to do that, and it also CAN'T be the only thing you ever see. Otherwise you just become cruel and dismissive and then we get...well, pretty much what we have right now as far as overall discourse goes.

Its hardly the only thing I focus on or Id be dead from anxiety. I bumped a thread with a pet peeve of mine that observes the fact that social graces and ethics are in decay.

Ha, whoops. Wasn't meaning you, or this topic, specifically Crewe. Was saying the focus on the negative seems to have contributed to the reduction in ethics and polite social behavior.

In the throes of negativity, I misinterpreted your post  ;)
Im not so sure I agree with that, not in totality anyway. I believe social media and technology are larger contributing factors. Everything from gaming to cell phones to FB and beyond. Those factors invite, if not demand isolation despite the social "networking" allure.

*edit to add- we could of course keep piling on with everything from the divorce rate leading to single parenting leading to dissolution of family structure and not to mention education, that's as big a factor as anything I can think of on this topic.

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Pro Football / Re: Guess the Year
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:27:55 PM »
I actually felt better about this choice than I did on the ones I guessed correctly and I was way off too lol

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Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:26:12 PM »
For whatever reason, and maybe it's worldwide or maybe a purely American phenomenon (hint: it seems to be worldwide), the majority of people seem to be completely focused on the negative. Sometimes, this is ok, there are negative things in our life and everyday society that need to be addressed.

But there's ways to do that, there are times to do that, and it also CAN'T be the only thing you ever see. Otherwise you just become cruel and dismissive and then we get...well, pretty much what we have right now as far as overall discourse goes.

Its hardly the only thing I focus on or Id be dead from anxiety. I bumped a thread with a pet peeve of mine that observes the fact that social graces and ethics are in decay.

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Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:21:26 PM »
Ethics and polite social behavior matter

I can't say this is unpopular just underused.  It used to be we would say that we wished people would behave on the internet like they do in real life.  The problem is they do now.  The lack of respect and social graces displayed on the net are now common in real life.

hence my post. I take a look around and to me, its a vastly unpopular opinion. Or I guess you could say people move the goalposts on what is polite and respectful, but what I see....yea, severe lack of it in society and that's not even bothering with the internet.

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Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:34:02 PM »
Ethics and polite social behavior matter

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:58:05 PM »

MLB is the only game I buy semi-regularly.

me also, except annually lol

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: February 10, 2019, 06:21:34 PM »
haven't played any of the 2k basketball series so I don't have an opinion.
However, I can say, the simple roster update for $65 bucks got old fast. That said, I still succumb to MLB despite such little attention to RTTS (my focus) sans last year.

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Chit Chat / Re: Do You Remember.....
« on: February 10, 2019, 06:19:32 PM »
lol that's pretty cool.
That danged ole internet man....

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Pro Football / Re: Guess the Year
« on: February 09, 2019, 02:43:43 PM »
Wow really? I would have thought 85 tops.
Snowed me, good job

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Pro Football / Re: Guess the Year
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:49:57 AM »
Some of the names I recall, but wouldn't have without this list.
Duerson I remember from the 46 lol

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Pro Football / Re: Guess the Year
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:14:47 PM »
man, Everyone Walls led with interceptions for a few years in the early 80's. I recognize a lot of names here, Bostic for Houston as well....man, this is tough, but I'll say 83...maybe 84?
83, final answer lol

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