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  1. More proof the world is going to crap "Investigators determined Gregorek was shopping online and completing a post-purchase survey when the box truck he was driving rear-ended Volpe's car, police said. " The only guy on Earth that likes online surveys so much, he does them on a 65 MPH highway.
  2. Iowa License Plate Design Options Cause A Stir

    I like the top one best; I like a plate that tries to show some diversity. I liked the similar NY plates that had Niagara Falls > mountains > NYC on top way more than the Liberty ones. You could argue the Liberty ones might be aesthetically better, but the double blue ones do a better job of representing the state. My favorite plate of all time is the Texas one with the cowboy riding around, with the space shuttle in the sky above; I'm still mad they switched to the plain black-and-white.
  3. 2017 NFL Season

    My thought was that they were going full "kill the fanbase" mode, and forgot that they already moved the team.
  4. Travel recommendations thread

    For a quaint, natural area, I spent a long weekend in the North Creek area. Cabin on a little lake to row around in. There's a place where you can go digging for garnet, or an abandoned old garnet mine to wander around that we went to because the tourist place hadn't opened for the season yet. There was also some spelunking nearby that we didn't have time for. Beautiful scenery. Almost a straight shot up I-87 from NYC, so driving would be relatively short... Google says slightly less than 4 hours from City Hall. Edit: This is where we stayed:
  5. 2017 NFL Season

    I guess? Both of those guys were drafted before I was born. Might as well be asking about Otto Graham.
  6. 2017 NFL Season

    Tough to say he was a fail. When he's on the field, he is a good WR. That said, I wouldn't be surprised at all if he misses half the season with an injury. He could be one of "those" guys, or he could have just had bad luck early in his career. He's not been bad enough that you should call him at "fail" at 24.
  7. 2017 NFL Season

    Sounds like a win... although that makes me a little upset.
  8. 2017 NFL Season

    How upset are you that Jordan Matthews is off the team? I'd say Darby was very up and down in his two years; it depends on which Darby you get.
  9. 2017 NFL Season

    See you next year, folks.
  10. I know there are at least a couple other theme park enthusiasts out there, so I figured I'd give this a shot. The D23 Expo opens later this week, and there's a good bet we'll get some news about upcoming projects. There will definitely be lots of info about Shanghai Disneyland and Avatar Land in Walt Disney World, and hopefully yet-unannounced expansions for Disneyland/DCA and WDW. The Disneyland Resort expansion was already promised to the city of Anaheim in exchange for no tax on entertainment tickets, and the changes to Disney's Hollywood Studios were essentially confirmed by CEO Bob Iger at the shareholders' meeting when a 6YO "tricked" him into revealing that the park would change names at some point in the near future. Iger has also said on multiple occasions that Star Wars will get an increased presence in the parks after the purchase of Lucasfilm, but that hasn't materialized yet. Personally, I hope we get a solid idea of what these new Star Wars areas are going to entail. I'd like to know what the major attactions are, even if they're light on the details. What do you guys think? What are you hoping gets announced? Shanghai: Avatar:
  11. Los Angeles Chargers Brand Discussion

    I think they were going to bump the capacity all the way up to 30,000 with some extra end zone seating, but I don't know if it's been built yet.
  12. Star Wars Movie Thread

    New story about The Last Jedi in Entertainment Weekly: I remember there was some doubt, but it is Luke that says it's time for the Jedi to end in the trailer.
  13. NHL 2017-18

    I don't think most people hate it; it just looks too similar to the Leafs. The Stars took the Blackhawks' striping, and there was a small amount of griping. The difference was that the color scheme made it something unique. Do I think the Rams look good in blue/white? You bet... but the Colts have had that look to themselves for decades. Simple color schemes leave very little room for overlap IMO.
  14. What did you just notice for the first time?

    I'd say "possibly implied".
  15. Interesting Sports Facts and Statistics

    Unless they do it in Week 1 against the Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs will have gone 30 years without winning a game with a QB they drafted. The last one was
  16. You May Like

    And those aren't even the "worst" ones. "Worst" meaning nice to look at, but I wouldn't want anybody else to see me looking at them.
  17. You May Like

    It's ironic that the babe of the week thread drove advertisers away, and now the advertisers serve up those same kind of pictures.
  18. NHL 2017-18

    I like it. Sort of like the Sabres, with the priorities of blue and yellow switched.
  19. Alternate Uniforms Worn Once Or Twice

    Weird that those Jags unis are on the clock now... this will already be the fifth season they've been worn. Not that they're smart enough to definitely change next year, but they could.
  20. Bolt Bolts to new World Record

    Not a good way to go out to quit in the middle of a 10 second race.
  21. Bolt Bolts to new World Record

    He retired 9.95 seconds too late.
  22. Alternate Uniforms Worn Once Or Twice

    Sabres post-9/11 uniforms. Only worn once.
  23. What are you watching?

    Watched the first couple episodes of The Twilight Zone on Netflix last night. The transfer is very clear, and I think the show holds up really well.
  24. Los Angeles Chargers Brand Discussion

    And the people that they're ostensibly fighting against are going to be their landlords in three years...
  25. Football and CTE

    I was thinking the same thing; I have a feeling it must count every year a player plays as a new "player". So if a high school has the same 50 players for four years, they must be counting it as 200 players... but that's just me guessing. I don't see how it could possibly be as high as 1/7th.