B-Rich

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B-Rich last won the day on March 26 2013

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  • Birthday 11/07/1964

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  1. What Floats your Boat?

    Day out of the office tomorrow. Going to deliver a bunch of Environmental Assessment review copies to libraries, district State Transportation Department office, elected officials, etc. all tomorrow morning, at a town about an hour away. Then meeting up with my dad (who's driving down a couple of hours the opposite way) for a quick lunch and a 1 PM tee time with a round of golf at a course that neither of us have played before, which we will each "add to our list". My dad just turned 78. I've never been able to beat him in golf, by the way. He plays about once a week or so; I'm lucky if I play 4-5 times a year.
  2. Interesting Sports Facts and Statistics

    Slightly off, fixed it for you. Rams, sheep, goats are not bovine; they are, however bovids (bovidae family); more specifically caprines (caprinae subfamily). Bovines (bovinae) are a separate subfamily of the Bovidae family. Bovines include cattle, bison, water buffalo, yaks and certain antelopes.
  3. The United Bid Committee released the list of U.S., Canada and Mexico stadiums and locations being considered as venue sites. The pool of sites is to be reduced to 25 in October, and eventually down to 12 venues. USA 37 stadiums in 34 markets Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium Birmingham, Legion Field Boston/Foxborough, Gillette Stadium Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium Chicago, Soldier Field Cincinnati, Paul Brown Stadium Cleveland, FirstEnergy Stadium Dallas, Cotton Bowl Dallas/Arlington, AT&T Stadium Denver, Sports Authority Field at Mile High Detroit, Ford Field Green Bay, Lambeau Field Houston, NRG Stadium Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium Jacksonville, EverBank Field Kansas City, Arrowhead Stadium Las Vegas, Raiders Stadium Los Angeles, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, LA Stadium at Hollywood Park Los Angeles, Rose Bowl Miami, Hard Rock Stadium Minneapolis, US Bank Stadium Nashville, Nissan Stadium New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome New York/New Jersey, MetLife Stadium Orlando, Camping World Stadium Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field Phoenix/Glendale, University of Phoenix Stadium Pittsburgh, Heinz Field Salt Lake City, Rice-Eccles Stadium San Antonio, Alamodome San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium San Francisco/San Jose, Levi's Stadium Seattle, CenturyLink Field Tampa, Raymond James Stadium Washington, D.C./Landover, FedEx Field Canada Nine stadiums in seven markets Calgary, McMahon Stadium Edmonton, Commonwealth Stadium Montreal, Stade Olympique Montreal, Stade Saputo Ottawa, TD Place Stadium Regina, Mosaic Stadium Toronto, Rogers Centre Toronto, BMO Field Vancouver, BC Place Mexico Three stadiums in three markets Guadalajara, Estadio Chivas Mexico City, Estadio Azteca Monterrey, Estadio Rayados
  4. Interesting Sports Facts and Statistics

    Just did the math after thinking about it, and noticed this: - The NBA Hornets/Pelicans franchise has been in New Orleans (2002-2017; 15 seasons) longer than they were originally in Charlotte (1988-2002; 14 seasons). - The NFL Colts have been in Indianapolis (1984-2016, 33 seasons) longer than they were originally in Baltimore (1953-1983, 31 seasons). - The NFL Cardinals have been in Arizona (1988-2016; 29 seasons) longer than they were in St. Louis (1960-1987; 28 seasons)
  5. Movies, Movies, and Movies

    And the "old woman" playing his wife is Kristin Scott-Thomas, who I am old enough to remember thusly:
  6. Alternate Uniforms Worn Once Or Twice

    LSU wore purple pants ONE TIME in their history, against Kentucky in 1995. A horrible look. They lost in them, and rumor has it, the pants were then burned: LSU and Tulane both wore special one-off unis in a post-Katrina game, the jerseys of which were auctioned off for charity hurricane relief:
  7. Unpopular Opinions - Anything and Everything

    I tend to agree, to some extent. Having just come from a southern California vacation (and taken a surfing lesson at Venice Beach); I can tell you that the water in San Diego, Malibu, and Venice, while pretty to look at, is essentially worthless. It is TOO DAMN COLD. Thankfully they gave us wet-suit tops for the surfing lesson; I don't think I could have handled it otherwise. And the sand is not so great either-- sort of a neutral gray/tan, dirty looking stuff. Meanwhile in terms of my northeast experience, the water on Block Island, Rhode Island was actually warmer, and the beach a little nicer. Sort of like the seashore scenes in "Jaws"... But on the other hand, the beach at Coney Island was DISGUSTING: Yucky water and a dirty, trash-strewn crowded beach composed of dirt-colored sand. The best beaches in the country, however, are on the Gulf Coast Florida panhandle. Sugar-white sand. Caribbean-like clear water with a turquoise hue. And water temps that don't freeze you to death. Took this just last week in Miramar Beach near Destin:
  8. Your city's Mount Rushmore

    Rickey is a solid third. HOF, is in the Saints Ring of Honor at the Superdome, spent all but the last year of his career with the Saints (and was signed to a one day contract so he could retire a Saint), still lives here and is loved by fans (met him a couple of times at political golf tournaments, real nice guy). BTW, Saints ring of honor has Archie Manning, Rickey Jackson, Morten Andersen and Willie Roaf.
  9. Your city's Mount Rushmore

    First 4 are spot-on. But Chris Paul does NOT get on that mountainside. Played only FOUR seasons IN New Orleans, with only one playoff series win to show for it, then forced a trade out of town. Respected for what he did, and somewhat well remembered here, but not revered here. That fifth spot would likely be taken by Morten Andersen (beloved in New Orleans; HOF), Sean Payton, or even Tom Benson (who would likely be the one PAYING for the "Mt. Rushmore" carving). Eventually, Anthony Davis may be up there, but I doubt it. Bobby Hebert would NOT be considered, either.
  10. Post your pic!

    Here's one from last week's vacation: I'm such a goof... I think my poor 20 year-old daughter was embarrassed beyond belief taking this pic...
  11. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    No pics, but did see the LAFC stadium under construction yesterday, on the site of the old arena. That central location should definitely help with attendance.
  12. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Attended an LA Galaxy game at StubHub Center Wednesday night, while on vacation. A few observations: 1. As you can see in the above photo, pretty low attendance; I gotta think it was because if the Wednesday night situation. Compare to the Saturday afternoon game I attended last year in Portland, which was PACKED. 2. Unimpressed with the stadium-- nice sightlines and all, but the concourses, amenities and level of "finish" (lots of painted cinderblock), as well as choices in food and beverage all seemed very basic and a bit lacking. The Red Bulls' stadium in New Jersey was much nicer (but in the middle of nowhere, not that StubHub's Carson location is any better). 3. Looks like temporary bleachers are set up in the end zone for Chargers games this fall; that area is listed in the regular seating map as "grass berm". Still can't believe an NFL team is going to spend 2 seasons in this (comparative) band box. Though with the Chargers being the Chargers, I think they STILL won't be able to fill it. 4. At least the stadium has nice sunsets: (you can see the temporary aluminum bleachers in this shot, too)
  13. How do you folks make your iced tea in the summer?

    That just cracked me up for some reason.. As an aside, my wife is a doctor and has a lot of elderly New Orleans native ladies as patients. She says most of them refer to it in the old local vernacular, as "sugar diabeetus"
  14. Crazy Coincidences

    In the spirit of this thread, I can't believe I forgot about former LSU player Austin Nola, who was drafted into the Miami Marlins system. Here is a shot of him playing for the AA Jacksonville Suns about a year or so ago: But last season, he made it up to AAA New Orleans, where he is still playing. So, in some games both last year and this year, the name on the front of his jersey is the same as the one on the back: They even had a bobblehead giveaway of this last year:
  15. How do you folks make your iced tea in the summer?

    In February, the doc told me to stop drinking so much Diet Coke, so I did and switched to iced tea (which was my back-up drink when Diet Pepsi was all that a place had). Although not as convenient as buying and using a 12 pack of Diet Coke, I actually like it a lot better, and now just have one can of Diet Coke a day (in the morning; don't do coffee). I make a gallon pitcher as needed; unsweetened, but with lemon juice and a bit of Splenda added to it (have to watch the calories and keep the weight down.) This is similar to what I do-- use large ice tea bags from Luzianne (after all, I am in Loozy-ana) . But I follow their directions exactly-- 4 bags steeped for 5 minutes in 1/2 gallon water that had just boiled. Like you, I squeeze out the bags. Pour it in a gallon jug, add another 1/2 gallon of water. Add some Splenda and lemon juice. Done. Lasts me almost a week. Until I read this thread, never thought about using purified/filtered water. Was wondering how many times I would need to refill the Brita pitcher to make a gallon of tea, then it hit me-- the water/ice dispenser for the Fridge has an in-line charcoal filter (I NEVER use that water dispenser, just ice dispenser for my many cocktails). So, last night, for the 1st time I used it in making a gallon of tea. Will see if there is any difference this evening after work. Every one of their flavors that I have tried is delicious (Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Sweet). But far too many calories to drink on a regular basis... I also like how each flavor is tied to a place in Texas (Fredericksburg- Peach, Sugarland- Sweet, etc).