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YourManInAmsterdam

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#2989890 Whiskey lovers

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 30 September 2014 - 12:11 AM

I went to a local ABC store and picked up a bottle of George Dickel for cooking but decided to try how this $18 bottle of whiskey tasted... oh my world...  this is very good quality whiskey for that price...  I've spent $80 on a bottle before that tasted no where near as good.  If you ever at ABC store next time, just give it a try.

 

No. 8 (black label) is a bit spicy for my tastes...

 

But No.12 is about as good as it gets for the price.

 

I discovered Dickel when my wife and I decided to take a little road trip for my birthday and stopped by the distillery for the tour.

 

The process they use to make Dickel is comparable to Gentleman Jack - possibly even exceeding it as memory serves.

 

And from what I hear, everyone who lives in the Lynchburg, TN area drinks Dickel rather than Jack Daniels.

 

I always try to bring a bottle or two back to the Netherlands with me when I make a trip back to the States.




#2966493 Rivera's Asutute Observation: "...Make Sure This Never Happens Again....

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 21 September 2014 - 04:27 AM

So, Rivera said something that I don't think is getting enough attention in his press conference from 17 September:
 

"In all honesty, we’re worried about the wrong types of things. We’re trying to figure out who we need to blame. We don’t need to blame people, we need to find answers and corrections and make things right for people, and this is what this really should be about. I’ve been up and talked about this on and on and on, and I really just hope people understand we’re doing the best we can under the circumstances that we have and we’re trying to get this right. And at the end of the day, we have to come up with solutions to make that this does not happen again."


I think Rivera's said something particularly profound here, and it seems largely ignored.

Obviously, it is important to set proper disciplinary policies in place in order deal with issues like this in the future.

But it seems to me that our Head Coach is actually interested in preventing occurrences like this.

And shouldn't that actually be the focus?

We can punish people like Greg Hardy, Ray Rice, and Adrian Peterson all we want.

But will that actually change anything?

Violence against women and children is something we need to address at a cultural level. But given that the NFL is such a huge part of American culture, doesn't it seem logical that the NFL help lead the way?

It may be a pipe dream, but it seems to make sense.

And I for one applaud Ron for actually saying something of substance rather than going through the clichés.




#2965416 Rivera's Asutute Observation: "...Make Sure This Never Happens Again....

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 20 September 2014 - 05:00 AM

So, Rivera said something that I don't think is getting enough attention in his press conference from 17 September:

 

"In all honesty, we’re worried about the wrong types of things. We’re trying to figure out who we need to blame. We don’t need to blame people, we need to find answers and corrections and make things right for people, and this is what this really should be about. I’ve been up and talked about this on and on and on, and I really just hope people understand we’re doing the best we can under the circumstances that we have and we’re trying to get this right. And at the end of the day, we have to come up with solutions to make that this does not happen again."

 

 

I think Rivera's said something particularly profound here, and it seems largely ignored.

 

Obviously, it is important to set proper disciplinary policies in place in order deal with issues like this in the future.

 

But it seems to me that our Head Coach is actually interested in preventing occurrences like this.

 

And shouldn't that actually be the focus?

 

We can punish people like Greg Hardy, Ray Rice, and Adrian Peterson all we want.

 

But will that actually change anything?

 

Of course, violence against women and children is something we need to address at a cultural level. But given that the NFL is such a huge part of American culture, doesn't it seem logical that it help lead the way?

 

It may be a pipe dream, but it seems to make sense.

 

And I for one applaud Ron for actually saying something of substance rather than going through the clichés.




#2926382 Caption This

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 05 September 2014 - 01:57 AM

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#2909708 A closer look at Bersin preseason stats

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 25 August 2014 - 11:46 PM

I can't help but pull for the home town underdog. Really hope he makes the squad.

 

And there's nothing wrong with that. Everyone likes a feel good story.

 

But to labour under this unfounded notion that a guy from the practice squad is ready to start Game 1 over a healthy guy who caught 10 touchdowns the previous year borders on ludicrous.




#2906191 Out of market Huddlers - how are you watching the Panthes games this year?

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 24 August 2014 - 05:03 AM

I think I'm just going to buy NFL game pass so I can watch on my phone as well. I have MLB.TV that I use on my phone and it's great.

Does anyone have this? Does it work on the phone alright?

 

I never had a problem using a mobile device as long as I'm on Wi-Fi. Never even attempted it on a 3G or 4G Network, but I wouldn't trust it. I've used it on my phone and tablet over the past few years and only rarely had a problem. The mobile application was less than robust in the early days.

 

That said, NFL GamePass is no longer free in the Netherlands, but I went ahead and bought the package for 2014-2015. It's worth it. The quality (so long as my internet connection is good) is pretty outstanding. The way I see it, if I were to go to a bar where a Panthers game *might* be on, I'd spend about EUR 30.00 or more on drinks and food. With GamePass, I spend a 3rd of that per week and I can use my laptop (with HDMI out to my big ass TV) or my tablet.




#2709923 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 21 March 2014 - 02:58 AM

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Oh, Annette. You are a bad girl.




#2645527 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 07 February 2014 - 05:55 AM

i wonder if you could draw any correlations to regional prominences or dearths of education, poverty, wellness, etc.

Correlation does not equal causation.




#2554478 Canada Strikes Down Anti-Prostitution Laws

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 21 December 2013 - 05:02 AM

Now the question will be, can they head off a tide of human trafficking that might be coming.

I'm in favour of decriminalising sex work, but there will now likely be problems with this.  The other problem associated with the exploitation of sex workers, of course, is pimping.  It's only different from human trafficking in that it's not about transporting humans for the purpose of sexual slavery, but the slavery part remains.

 

I just hope they can find a way to avoid this.  Europe's (particularly in the Netherlands', Belgium's, and Germany's) issues with trafficking are significant, and differentiating between those who work willingly versus by coercion (especially among those from Eastern Europe) is difficult.




#2506493 If the Panthers were a European Football club

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 24 November 2013 - 05:55 AM

Isn't Braband New Kids teretorry? But that's a whole different story...


Yeah, the Dutch part of Brabant it is where all the New Kids stuff is set. Though, the very concept of the region confuses me as most of Belgium is considered Brabant as well, including the French speaking part, aka Walloon.




#2506020 If the Panthers were a European Football club

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 23 November 2013 - 05:30 PM

Looks more Dutch to me.

 

Looks more Belgian from where I'm sitting.  Here's the flag of the Province of Brabant.

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Speaking of soccer hooliganism, we just had a big brawl/min-riot in the center of Amsterdam at Leidseplein between supporters of Celtic and Amsterdam Ajax.  Ugly poo.




#2487717 Eric Reid's father thanks Tolbert

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 15 November 2013 - 04:03 AM

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#2452400 Elevation Church pastor Steven Furtick builds 16,000 sqft mansion with gated...

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 27 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

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#2414544 what does your username mean and why did you choose it?

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 07 October 2013 - 12:52 AM

Mines pretty simple.  I moved to Amsterdam and joined the huddle not too long afterward.  Add the Jules/Vincent convo in Pulp Fiction, and there ya go.




#2357700 Lets post some weird selfies

Posted by YourManInAmsterdam on 06 September 2013 - 04:57 AM

There's this:

 

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And if you require any proof that I'm an aging hipster in complete denial.

 

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