Alex Houston

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  1. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    That surprises me considering he's like one of the Top 10 most iconic TV characters in the last 50 years. Like if you had to try and name a character that would be widely known to most people, Fonzi would've been one of my Top 5 guesses. Additionally, you're totally right on the dad joke/nerd joke angle, but you have to own it, yknow? Maybe this is just the way I see as a nerd and eventual dad, but I'm becoming more comfortable with embracing my awkwardness. "I'm not cool?" Good. I never was and I don't intend to be now. Now going back to the topic at hand, it's really crazy that the Brewers were walking a tightrope and nearly blew another great pitching performance because Blackmon's hit was juuuuuuust a bit outside in the Top of the 9th. If the Cinderellas north of the border want to make a serious run at whoever emerges from the AL thunderdome, they have got to get that bullpen on lockdown.
  2. Alex Houston

    2018-19 NHL Season

    I assumed when I went to bed, I'd wake up to a 3-2 Sharks win, be it in OT or in the shootout. Ohhhh man, was I in for a nice surprise this morning.
  3. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    I thought this randomly while tuning in for an inning last night: I'm surprised Oakland, or some Oakland based artist, has never tried to produce shirts with Fonzi on a motorcycle, decked out in A's gear. Sure, it's a little conceptual and on the nose, but if I was an A's fan, I'd definitely get one.
  4. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    Dude, this umpire is seriously giving the outside corner to the Cubs all game long. Lester has benefited from like four or five strike calls that should've been balls. Also who is this younger Marlins man ripoff and why is he sitting next to a guy in a Red Sox jersey? I've also seen a Mariners jersey in the crowd. The hell is going on in Lakeview tonight?
  5. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    Ah yes, you're right. I have seen KDub and Section/Row/Seat posting things Wisconsin-centric before. That was also surprisingly thorough, so kudos to you for having the CCSLC rolodex on hand so readily.
  6. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    Man, Brewers fans are going to be so pissed when the Cubs soundly beat the Rockies tonight and then come back to win a tough 5 game series versus them in the NLDS. But hey, they got their tiebreaker moment at Wrigley so that's something. Do we even have any Brewer fans here on the boards? I can't think of anyone who considers themselves a fan who posts here regularly. On a second note, this NL playoff situation is kind of tough to read. I was thinking the Dodgers were going to come out of the weaker league again, but with the tightness between the two Central teams, I got a feeling whoever comes out of that series is going to take the series. Don't know why, cause I have limited knowledge on the Dodgers and their lineup, but it's just the feeling I get. Eh. Go Astros I guess.
  7. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    I got to say, I'm kind of amazed Milwaukee is the team that's leveling up and trying to topple the Cubs in the division. Granted, St. Louis didn't have a bad season either by any means, but I'm surprised to see them take this big step forward. I feel since they're 2011 run, they kind of petered back into unknown baseball mediocrity, somehow one emerging as a dangerous threat with the signing of Yelich and Cain. Dodgers and Rockies should be a fun one too. I got no horse in that race, so it'll be some good baseball watching at work.
  8. Alex Houston

    2018 NFL Season

    I don't want to be "that guy" - which is always a preface in becoming said guy - but I would get more excited if the Browns managed to not be eliminated from the playoffs come Thanksgiving. Sure, one win is great, but if The Baker reverts to a Sanchez-esque turnover machine, then it's just another shoe falling down from the sky to crush the hopes and dreams of Northeast Ohio. So far though, this team has shown much greater potential and some good reasons to think Cleveland might be on the cusp of being a .500 team in the near future. Also, while their kits last night were fine, the mono-brown did look fugly and like Infrared said, white pants would help things out a bunch. But I'm sticking with my guns and saying I miss the pale orange helmets compared to this carrot-colored one they have now.
  9. Alex Houston

    2018-19 NHL Season

    I think I gave up too much hope in 2016 and considering how it seemed to be the year of the choker, I think the Sharks really missed their opportunity there. Also, it would've been something had the Preds won too, giving three fanbases their first Cup and making it four teams getting off the schnide over the decade. Oh well, life's a bitch and then you die.
  10. Alex Houston

    2018-19 NHL Season

    Then that means he stays in Northern California for one season and bolts. Ha. Ha. Ha. Oh that self-deprecating humor, it's a hell of a drug.
  11. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    God, my cold take went from frigid to frozen. Just goes to show you kids, don't rush and post stupid things in Internet forums. Take your time and do your research. And according to Wikipedia - for what it's worth - they even have their own shade. Fascinating.
  12. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    Yknow I spent a good minute, trying to think of a recent team with a primary orange that won in my lifetime. Course I forget the glaringly obvious one. Way to botch it up, Houston.
  13. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    I liked you more when you were banned. Okay, that was mean, I take that back. But you're still full of crap. I'd take rings over "personality" any day. Back to the topic at hand, with the Brown, Orioles and Mets all sucked, maybe it's a sign that orange colored sports teams don't bring about much success.
  14. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    Oh go blow it out your ass already. Your team is probably gonna get at least one or two more before Rizzo and company get disbanded.
  15. Alex Houston

    2018 MLB Season

    If he was a devout Christian, they could change it to flaming crosses, to show how not only how pious he is but the hot streak he's on, striking out batters.