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About lightsout

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  • Birthday 12/03/1989

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  1. lightsout added a post in a topic Why Your Team Sucks: Carolina Panthers 2015   

    My favorite take-away from the article

    Mike Shula. Motherfuging, goddamn, son-of-a-bitching, poo-eating, piss britches candy ass, Mike Shula.
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  2. lightsout added a post in a topic Scary video. Also Panther related.   

    Why can't this be in the lounge so I can make a specific joke that may get me a week vacation if I post it here? :(
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  3. lightsout added a post in a topic Madden 16   

    Just found my first douchebag on head to head. Dude played with the Seahawks and ran 4 plays out of the same shotgun formation. Defensively, he was running one of three defenses and pre-snap adjusting in such a way that allowed a free rusher every time. So frustrating, especially considering my first three opponents were at least trying to play me straight up and, you know, play football.

    Seems like they have adjusted the ranking points for guys like that though. I've been getting a lot of points on my wins. I only lost like, 50 on that and he only gained 90. So I guess they anticipated people finding broken plays/money plays and running them all game and adjusted the points system accordingly.
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  4. lightsout added a post in a topic Fear the Walking Dead - Season 1   

    Solid second episode. I hate Nick's sister. Not sure why. I just do. She seems like the type that will get the whole family killed because she can't appreciate the gravity of dire situations. She's too focused on her selfish needs. poo, she almost let her brother have a seizure unattended because she wanted to go to her boyfriend. But, it's not entirely her fault. First thing you do in this situation is explain to your family the details of the situation at hand. For whatever reason, this is not happening. Just a lot of vague dialogue and fearful expressions. Mother fugers don't talk anymore or what?

    Looks like next week, we'll start to see the oh poo moments and running from walkers. I imagine it'll be Jurassic Park-esque. Running and screaming and not understanding how this is even possible. I'm really hoping the season ends with the leader of the group, whoever it is, giving a great monologue. My favorite part of TWD is the monologues at key moments.
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  5. lightsout added a post in a topic Madden 16   

    I'm 3-0. First game, had the guy rage quit on me because Luke kept picking off the same curl route (3 in 3 possessions lol).

    My two games tonight were both really tight games. Came down to last possession. The first of the two, I thought I was about to get into OT. Guy had the ball on my 7 with less than 30 seconds left and one timeout. He neglects to use the timeout after a big play, rushes to the line....snap goes over Big Ben's head. I recover, ball game. The second, the guy had the Packers and threw 5 picks (4 to Luke...when will they learn to not throw at Luke?). Still, I only won 27-21 because I can't seem to sustain drives. My TDs are often big plays. Though, running for at least 50 yards each game has helped me out. And playing good defense.
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  6. lightsout added a post in a topic Madden 16   

    Noticed this as well. It's like the computer can't miss. The only incompletions Bortles had against me were pass breakups/INTs. And even those, I switched to the player and created. The only reason I won is because my run D is still solid. If you don't get a sack, you pretty much concede a completion. Only hope is that it is a short throw.

    Maybe the sliders need tweaking. Surely they'll fix some issues in a tuning update soon.

    EDIT: I'm not having trouble with drops. I am having random times where Cam misses a crossing route wildly. The first time I thought it was because I was falling back while throwing, so I didn't think much of it. Later in the game, I made sure Cam's feet were completely set, and just threw to a wide open Funchess. Ball sailed 10 feet too far and 5 feet too high. For no reason.
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  7. lightsout added a post in a topic Browns' drops, Funchess mystery and Boykin's rare appearances all a giant smokescreen?   

    Day 230, additional entry

    It appears PanthersUnited is noticing his gluttony in thread making. He is attempting to stir support by public acknowledgement of his error. He may have fooled some of the users. However, I do not believe his tales. I fear that this may be a smokescreen.
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  8. lightsout added a post in a topic Browns' drops, Funchess mystery and Boykin's rare appearances all a giant smokescreen?   

    Day 230

    It has been over 7 months since PanthersUnited created his account. Morale is breaking across the Huddle. There isn't much patience left. We lost people along the way. Good people. I fear we may not make it through winter. PanthesUnited keeps making threads. Jeremy promises that the servers can hold the heavier traffic, but this is too much. At a certain point, we'll have to ration posts among the users. I fear the worst. My kindred are fearsome of what the future holds. This...this may be one of my last entries.
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  9. lightsout added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    Uh, your second link answers your question. Criminal history is a factor in sentencing. There are other factors in sentencing for any crime, drug or not, than just that one charge. If you're out on probation or have had a few arrests for the same charge in your past and I've never had a charge in my life, and we both were arrested for possession, your sentence is going to be likely longer than mine.
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  10. lightsout added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    6 cops killed in 5 days. Nobody bats an eye. Unbelievable.
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  11. lightsout added a post in a topic Lindholm resigned for 2 Years   

    Surprised we didn't give him a contract like Semin's. Guess we learned our lesson with dumping way too much money on one player.

    It only took us doing that with 5 players to stop. Progress.
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  12. lightsout added a post in a topic We're a Funchess injury away from tonight, all season (or as long as DF is out) therefore ...   

    *obligatory remark referencing PanthersUnited*

    On topic, we're not getting another receiver this season. This isn't Madden where you make wild moves while grasping at straws.
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  13. lightsout added a post in a topic Early in Steve Smith's career, he had a terrible preseason chock full of dropped passes   

    No, he is. Rewatch every snap Brown has taken this preseason. He gets open nearly every time. Against some pretty good corners. He's fast, agile, and runs really crisp routes. He gets enough separation that a decently thrown ball should be pitch and catch and we should be celebrating. I'd venture to say that he has shown to be our best route runner right now. KB was looking good pre-injury, but not nearly as crisp (granted, he's also much larger, so you have to take that into account). Jury still out for me on Funchess, simply because I haven't seen him run a live route.
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  14. lightsout added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    Perspective, people
    Seriously, a LOT of knee jerking going on based on a preseason game.

    I get the frustrations and concerns. I have my own (mostly with Corey Brown and the run blocking). However, I think more than a few posters here need to remember something.

    It's the preseason.

    What IS the preseason? Well, for those who think every football game ever played in any way ever must be won, let me explain what preseason is for. It's for evaluation. How do you evaluate your players? Well, you put them in situations and call specific plays.

    But wait, Lightsout. Isn't that exactly what you do in any game?

    Why yes, poster. The thing is, it doesn't matter right now. The reason being is that right now, it's about repping certain plays live that they MIGHT use in those situations in the regular season. It's about running it live, full contact, on camera so it can be reviewed and broken down.

    All in all, the preseason is for screwing up. You don't learn by trying to prepare each week in the preseason the way you would in the regular season and go out there bent on winning the game at all costs like you would in the regular season. You learn by going out there, running plays, and analyzing the problem areas.

    I hate Shula as much, if not more, than most of you. But take some of the play  calling right now with a grain of salt. It doesn't matter what we run right now. Right now, we should be focused on the little things. Technique, consistency, form, etc. Complaining about losing a preseason game that we had won? Whatever. Doesn't matter. Complaining about Corey Brown turning into Colbert 2.0? Yeah, that's an issue. OL having trouble getting push in our inside runs? Yeah, problem.

    So sit back and keep your feelings in check for a few more weeks when the simunition rounds are stored and live rounds are fired. We lose against Jacksonville in week 1, I'll be right there with you screaming my eyes out. Right now, don't put much stock in results on the scoreboard and don't think that the playcalling and general management of the game is going to be indicative of the regular season (though, still be terrified that Mike Shula is the OC for the Carolina Panthers).

    TL;DR Like, chill dudes. It's preseason.
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  15. lightsout added a post in a topic Early in Steve Smith's career, he had a terrible preseason chock full of dropped passes   

    I'm big on Brown, but largely because (like most of you) I see the potential. He'll never be Smitty, no. Then again, nobody ever will be. Dude has been an elite receiver in this league for over a decade and he did it in a very flashy, exciting, ridiculous-at-times way that has been replicated by some, but never duplicated.

    Brown just needs to learn to catch with his hands. It's frustrating to see him progress as a route runner and knowing what he did as a blocker last year, only to see him not be able to catch the ball like an NFL receiver. All too often, guys will be great at catching, but can't run routes and get open, or they can't/won't block. Brown is 2/3s of a really good receiver...but that final 1/3 is a BIG 1/3 for him. He has to be able to catch at least 60% of the balls that are thrown and catchable. Hell, maybe not even that percentage, just catch the absolute money balls he has gotten these past two weeks. Right in the hands in stride, right in the numbers.

    And this isn't just about Brown. Receivers can effect QB's confidence. If a QB feels like no matter how well he throws it, it won't be caught, you're bound to see regression from your QB due to mistrust that they'll catch the ball anyway.
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