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#1306965 Calling the Superbowl now

Posted by hepcat on 03 August 2011 - 09:29 PM

It's gunna be a repeat of the NBA finals last year.

Miami, the team loaded with store bought talented and primed to win now vs.

Dallas, the perennial close-but-no-cigar team, wins it all.

Philadelphia Eagles, the talented infused primed to win now team vs.

San Diego Chargers, the perennial close-but-no-cigar team.

Chargers win.

What's yours???

#1288686 The Biggest Losers: Carolina

Posted by hepcat on 28 July 2011 - 02:02 PM

I'll just say this...It's really too early to say what was good decisions.
This is just like those post draft grades that come in the day after the draft. But at this time, I think what Marty did was smart. I believe you got to be loyal to your loyal players that love the game. They're obviously talented too....

Dishing out money to guys who sat on the sideline last year??? Thomas Davis hasn't played since 2009!!! Deangelo Williams only played 6 games last year and looked bad even when he was healthy!!

This is like paying your drug dealer in advance for drugs he doesn't have yet, but in good faith you pay him because he gave you good drugs a few years ago for cheap but he's raised his prices now because he knows you know he's got good stuff but he might be getting the same stuff at a higher price but you gotta take that chance because you're a junkie and don't have anywhere else to go.

#1288641 The Biggest Losers: Carolina

Posted by hepcat on 28 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

Charles Johnson: Had to pay him to keep him from signing somewhere else. Rather overpay him to stay in Carolina than to see him play for Atlanta. He's young (25) and has big upside. Even if the move doesn't work out, it was the right decision at the time.

Deangelo Williams: This move was stupid. Reminds me a lot of the Delhomme deal. Deangelo played in 6 games in 2010 and only averaged 4.1 ypc after averaging 5+ the previous 3 seasons. He's got a TON of miles on him from college and the pros. With Jonathan Stewart, Mike Goodson, and Sutton already on the roster, there was no need to bring him back. As good of a dude as he is, his best playing days are likely behind him.

James Anderson: I'm okay with this. Didn't break the bank and Anderson had a great season. Right move.

Olindo Mare: Likely a move to save a roster spot, but my theory is they were moving out a guy in Kasay who had close ties to the previous regime and was considered a team leader. Could have divided loyalties in the locker room...just a theory though. Mare was a guy who would shore up the kicker spot for a few years and also handle kickoffs.

Thomas Davis: If there are clauses in the contract that protect the team against him getting injured again, then it wasn't a terrible signing. But it was totally unnecessary. He was under contract for 2011 and they had a chance to see if his twice-injured knee had healed and if he was the same player. I guess they are hoping he comes back and lights it up and it justifies locking him up before his return to greatness, but I don't think it works out...

Overall I think Hurney has punched a ticket out of town with these moves...Richardson likely gave the go-ahead to resign the teams core FA's, but did he say at all costs? I think the article is valid. Terrible moves overall. Not keeping the players, but for the amount of $$ they spent, it's too high of a risk with little possible reward.

#1273851 Parks and Recreation

Posted by hepcat on 20 July 2011 - 09:25 PM

I think Ron Swanson is one of the greatest television characters ever created.

#1261938 Iphone vs Droid

Posted by hepcat on 10 July 2011 - 08:40 AM

I currently have Verizon. I went to the store yesterday and talked to a VERY HOT sales girl about the differences. Verizon carries the Iphone now but they charge an extra $80 fee to activate it. She recommended buying it at the Apple store and having them activate it on your Verizon account and bypassing that fee. I played with some of the Droid phones and I wasn't impressed. I thought the Iphone was easier to use, but my current phone has a keyboard and I realized how used to it I've gotten. So I haven't really made a decision yet...going to hit up the Apple store this week and see what they can offer.

#1259302 Trying out Skype for the first time.

Posted by hepcat on 07 July 2011 - 11:52 AM

The rules for skype are you have to talk to girls between 15-19 and you have to show your weener within 15 seconds of the call beginning or you're not doing it right.

#1257711 Job interview advice

Posted by hepcat on 06 July 2011 - 08:45 AM

I mean it really depends on the who/what/where/when/why of job. If you're interviewing to be a janitor you might want to put on some overalls and rub some floor wax through your hair.

#1253865 Do you like the smell of your own farts?

Posted by hepcat on 01 July 2011 - 12:16 PM

Some might not admit it, but I think everyone does. Maybe it's instinct, that we are sort of monitoring our health by what is coming out your butt. Same reason everyone looks at their poo in the toilet - it's a great way to see if something is wrong with you.

When I was a kid around 12 or so, I had a couple days where I was pooping bright green poop, like lime green. I was mystified because I didn't think I had eaten anything unusual. Later I learned that my green poop was a result of the massive amounts of food coloring in the grape soda I had for lunch at school.

So do you like your own brand? Why or why not?

#1251960 Hired Guns

Posted by hepcat on 30 June 2011 - 08:31 AM

This isn't what you think it's about.

Remember when I posted about quitting music all together recently? Well, those thoughts have subsided...somewhat...and I'm still trying to push forward with my band. It's a ska/reggae band, really upbeat, fun, bright, catchy. Trying to have it driven by a pretty big 4-5 piece horn section. I've been writing all the lines and composing the songs myself, and scoring them in Pro Tools (awesome feature where you can play the horn line on the piano in MIDI and it will score it out for you!)

I have established a pretty tight and committed rhythm section. But I've had a lot of trouble finding horn players that are good enough to play the lines I've written (they aren't easy) and committed enough to come to practice once to twice a week. I've been considering hiring horn players. The going rate for this is $10-20 an hour for rehearsal, and anywhere from $50-$150 per player a gig.

Is it worth it? The songs I've written are honestly pretty badass and if played with a tight enough group could do well in Austin and we could bring in some $$$. On the flip side, it'd be tight financially for me to pay horn players until the band started bringing in money. Aside from my job I'd really have to start banging out some recordings for the bands I track on the regular to pay for it so my job money just goes to my life.

I could also see some problems arising with some of the other guys in the band, in particular the rhythm section, because not only are they not getting paid but I'm going to ask if they are willing to pay for a horn section. Should I wait and hope I find some players that can handle it for free? Or hire a section and start gigging immediately?

oh and a sample of the work:

www.soundcloud.com/hipJ <---"Babylon" is the best example

#1247057 Do you go to church?

Posted by hepcat on 26 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

I was forced by my dad to attend church until I was 15, almost 16. One morning I went downstairs, sat at the breakfast table, and told my dad I felt I was at an age where he couldn't force me to go anymore. I went once with my parents a couple Christmases ago and haven't been back since. Just isn't my thing. If you truly believe in God, Jesus, or whatever you believe, you shouldn't have to go to church to affirm it if you don't want to.

#1245342 Hypothetical hiring scenario

Posted by hepcat on 24 June 2011 - 12:55 PM

Why is this a question? Just because they wrote a question mark next to "gender" doesn't mean they aren't qualified...?

#1237985 'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn dead at 34

Posted by hepcat on 20 June 2011 - 02:29 PM

RIP - he was a funny dude. Live young, die fast.

#1229695 What's My Age Again?

Posted by hepcat on 12 June 2011 - 06:34 PM

I'm 23 today.

Nobody likes you when you're 23.

#1199702 Draft grades for the last decade

Posted by hepcat on 14 May 2011 - 04:42 PM

Peppers did not single handedly win games for the Panthers, although he GREATLY assisted in a few. There's a large number of games where the Panthers just "Smithed" the opponent. Best Panther player ever, easily.

Hurney has made a great deal of solid picks and his grade of a B is fair. But when he makes a bad pick/trade, he REALLY fails. No gray area with him, it seems.

#1188895 Over/Under on my missing guitar?

Posted by hepcat on 06 May 2011 - 09:02 AM

nope i'm herpcat now duh

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