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#3250807 Better know a Prospect - Jake Fisher

Posted by d-dave on 23 February 2015 - 02:20 PM

If it comes down to listening to folk complain about value versus getting the best guy to become our starting LT, which choice do you make?  10/10, I take the starting LT.  I don't want to wait until someone picks him up mid round two.  The Cowboys "over drafted" that C from Wisconson (Fredricks), got blasted early on, but have what is considered on of the best OLines in the NFL.


Everyone's an expert, but if you love a prospect and you think he can slot right in day 1 as a starter, do you gamble and wait?  Or do you pull the trigger?  Good thing I'm not a GM, but I think you take the best player who makes your team better.

#3248550 Trade up for White!

Posted by d-dave on 21 February 2015 - 01:20 PM

Whats the real difference between a 4.5and a 4.8 40 yard dash? Geoff Schwartz had a post a few years ago about hiwbsilly the 40 was, but the sumation was 2 steps. So at less than .1 of a second, its more about the player than the time.

#3243499 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by d-dave on 16 February 2015 - 12:32 PM

That's sucks, lvl 20 is where the game begins.

Yes, this can't be stated enough.  To me it's also where things got a lot more flexible regarding time/rewards as well.


Up to 20 you're just trying to get 20.  Once you're there, it's like a new game (sort of).  You have to play with others a lot more in order to get the better gear.  I just ground out my gear doing the daily story, public events, and the occasional strike.  That got me to 28 on the old vendor gear pretty quickly and easily.


Now I really enjoy hitting the Roc list for 2-3 strikes at a time.  I just did my first weekly heroic (sad right?  Thanks x1stMexicianx!), and attempted CE for the first time (we got carried by a 32, but was a really good learning experience!).  I look forward to the next time I can go take a crack at the raid.  I might try to LFG it this afternoon after I get out of this workshop!  


As I've said before, Destiny really plays to a specific audience.  If you are into investment games, then you'll love this game.  You get new toys, you level them, then you fight harder stuff, get more new toys, ect.  Then it peters out, you play something else for a while, then the next content drops and you do it again.  SOJA said it best when it was like Gambling!  Like with Xur's engrams when he has them...


I still love playing.  As soon as I get my 25 Strikes for Bad Juju done, I hope I can get my Thorn PVP stuff done as well.

#3235791 Panthers Passing on Greg Hardy - Here is why

Posted by d-dave on 09 February 2015 - 01:27 PM

I respectfully disagree that with your comment that's said "no team is going to want to get pulled into a long contract where he could stand another chance of missing significant time on the field." Just watch there will be a team lined up to do just that. It just won't be the Panthers. I am okay with whatever Gett decides to do. He has done a pretty good job so far and I trust his judgement on this matter. As a fan of Hardy, I will miss him if he doesn't return but I will understand that the Panthers and Hardy are both doing what's best for themselves. I just hope that he ends up in the AFC and far away from any NFC South teams.


I will respectfully acquiesce to your reasonable response good sir!  


I totally forgot that this is the NFL we're talking about!  I'm sure there are several teams desperate enough to throw several buckets of money at him!  C'mon Oakland!!!

#3229815 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by d-dave on 03 February 2015 - 02:38 PM

Think I'm going to pick this up for my ps4 today or tomorrow


If you like Shooters with RPG elements, and you don't mind scraping weapons and armor about every three months, then Destiny is a great game.  Destiny is a GRINDER game though.  You'll be doing things over and over, but I still enjoy the crap out of it.


I love the moment to moment.  The PVP is fun to me, even though I am TERRIBLE.  Shooting the heads of enemies is so much fun.  Heck, last night I actually had a few minutes to play so I hopped on and did the daily story, a higher level version of a mission you do much earlier.  It seems in the 8 days or so that I hadn't played, I forgot how to aim.  I died several times because I was aiming and shooting at the ground and rocks!  But it was still fun.  Hilarious when a Thrall would sneak up on me!  I was so sloppy but I managed it!


Oh, and I would skip the Bungie.net forums.   They are mostly a cespool (where I post too much!) of negativity...I need to stay way but I can't!

#3229355 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by d-dave on 03 February 2015 - 05:18 AM

Ivan, get the one where your friends go and that had the games you want. I want halo and for a so my choice is pretty easy. While ps4 can do a bit more work, both systems are great machines that will bring you hours of enjoyment.

Just make sure you have friends. Most games are becoming very social compared to last gen.

#3222212 Google Fiber projected coverage areas...

Posted by d-dave on 28 January 2015 - 07:39 AM

For folks talking about the inability to use such a huge amount of internet speed, I have to ask if you would rather not have the competition?


For me, I pay $65 a month for my 30/5 TWC internet.  I don't do a cable bundle, or telephone, etc. I've not been thrilled with contract stuff from TWC for years.  I look forward to seeing what Google Fiber has in it's documents for us as well.  We need the competition in our market place to push TWC and AT&T to lower prices and better services.


I'd be willing to pay Google more for a little while until TWC gets their pricing more competitive.  It's not about having the most speed, but the best value.  It's not a cure all for all social ills or anything, but it's better than nothing as far as competition.

#3221526 Google Fiber projected coverage areas...

Posted by d-dave on 27 January 2015 - 01:38 PM

I will say this:  I have 50 mbps internet, and a rare few servers can take even 10% advantage of the available bandwidth.


I see it as future proofing to a large degree, and I welcome the competition to TWC.  I'm really interested in it!

#3221177 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by d-dave on 27 January 2015 - 08:03 AM

I'll add you tomorrow when I get off work. I'm still level 26, so no worries. lol. I just completed the story and raided the Vault of glass, I got the Thunderlord MG and some legendary armor for my Hunter. Not bad for the first time. 


Sweet!  Nice haul there!


I haven't done VoG yet.  My main problem has been time, which is something I continue to fight.  If this weeks weeklies weren't Omnigul, I'd be down for them.  Frankly, I kind of hate that strike.  It's fun the first time, but when it pops up 3/5 strike runs....yeah...not a fan.  I need a break there.  It's not that hard, but it's a long strike.

#3221172 Yeah...You're not gonna like this (comments from Bobby Wagner)

Posted by d-dave on 27 January 2015 - 07:57 AM

Good ole Peterson, a man who's representing Charlotte with dignity and grace!


Wagner is correct.  Until we start beating them, it's not rivalry.  We can be the upstart, try harders until we beat them. If we beat them a couple of times, then we can start the rivalry talk.


Let's hope we start beating them!

#3215871 A Question About Honor

Posted by d-dave on 21 January 2015 - 02:28 PM

Lose the game???!!!




It's less about honor and more about competitive advantage

#3215517 So tell me

Posted by d-dave on 21 January 2015 - 09:37 AM

I don't hate the Seahawks.  It's hard to because they've earned it.  They play great defense, they run the ball extremely well, and whatever folks want to call it, Wilson makes plays.  The coaching and culture in Seattle is great, and everyone can see the results.  It does suck that we play them so close and we can't get over the hump and beat them.


Someday very soon, I think the Panthers will overcome the Seahawks.  Right now, they made the plays to be better.  I hate losing to them because those games are so close.  That's about it.  Now if they were in the South....then I would absolutely hate them!

#3215513 Bucs QB used altered footballs in Super Bowl

Posted by d-dave on 21 January 2015 - 09:27 AM

There's gonna be much stricter ball examinations from now on.




Though to the point, it looks like this has been a fairly wide spread issue.  I mean, if you hear about it in bits and pieces, doesn't the old saying "where there's smoke, there's fire" come into play?


Besides being easier to throw and catch, what other effects does this kind of ball "management" have on the game for both teams?

#3209606 Insider: Panthers have a leader and franchise QB in Cam Newton

Posted by d-dave on 18 January 2015 - 09:10 AM

I feel very good about our team with Cam as the QB.  While he's not going to ever be a perfect QB, he's only going to get better.


The issue of money is going to be highlighted very soon.  While Dalton and Kaepernick got inflated deals which are nothing more than year to yea rental contracts, I don't really think either guy is a franchise QB.  Cam is a franchise QB.  I think he gives us the best chance to win a Super Bowl.  


Cam is going to get a huge contract from the Panthers because he's the only franchise QB we have.  We're not going to go out and find another QB who can do the same things for us.  If there is another QB that we KNOW without a shadow of a doubt can give us a real upgrade from Cam, who are they?


In the modern NFL, once you find a guy who you think can win you a Super Bowl, you give them a huge contract.  That's the way this stuff works in the NFL.  Does Joe Flacco deserve his mega contract?  What about Drew Brees?  Matt Ryan?  Jay Cutler?  We can keep going on about average-ish NFL QBs making $18+ million a year.  (I consider Brees to be way above average, but is he worth the $22 million a year considering the Saints record?)


We have him through the 5th year, and we'll see what happens this year.  I'm pretty sure Gettleman has been working to make sure that he makes the right choice for the team.  I like Cam, and I wish on a shooting start the he leads us to a Super Bowl win.  I get that Cam needs a lot of work, but he's the best we have and will be able to get for a while.

#3204744 Will Josh Norman command a big contract next offseason?

Posted by d-dave on 14 January 2015 - 12:49 PM

Norman's age is going to work against him as well as his history.


Norman is going to be 28 going into next season.  Though he doesn't have a lot of miles on his tires, age catches us all.  Remember Terrence Newman of the cowboys.  He was an older guy as well, and he never performed up to the expectations of his mega contract because of age.


Norman has been healthy, and he's gotten better, but he's not going to demand a mega contract.  Something reasonable should keep him here.  Also, while he's played well, he has a history of really bad mistakes and miscues....