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Paintballr

Member Since 24 Nov 2008
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Topics I've Started

College/Trade Schools

Yesterday, 04:14 PM

After reading the collehe topic in the lounge I wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were on the current college system and how they were raised etc.

Myself I didnt finish college, didnt really have a plan for it after HS and my parents (born in the 50's) thought it was blasphemy that I didnt finish. My sister has gone that route and I couldn't imagine the amount of student debt she has built up and which she will have to start paying this time next year.


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1783700

"As a nation, we need more college graduates in order to stay competitive in the global economy," Duncan said. "But if the costs keep on rising, especially at a time when family incomes are hurting, college will become increasingly unaffordable for the middle class."


This article and quote made me think why we have shifted from encouraging kids in high school to trade schools or jobs compared to setting themselves up for failure and debt the next 20 years. I know with my kid I will encourage them to explore all the options. Its possible to make a decent living without the debt with hard work. My work force (mostly 18-25 year olds) haven't finished school and are under the impression that a job will be handed to them with a piece of paper

Bulls @ Hornets

12 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

Looking to go to my first game since the first time the Hornets were in Charlotte. I've been to a checkers game at the box, but not a basketball game. Any suggestions on where to sit? Lots of tickets online but dont know if there is a bad seat in the house.

VA Tech Basketball

26 February 2015 - 12:28 PM

I know we have a few hokie fans on this board and alumni etc.

Why can't the Hokies ever turn the corner in basketball. I try to watch college basketball as much as possible, but I can't ever get into it because Tech is never relevant. Last time I remember really watching is when Seth Greenburg (how he is a analyst for ESPN is beyond me) use to bitch every year when we would miss the tournament.

Is it Cassell Coliseum? Facilities? Coaching/recruting? I had hopes that when we went to the ACC we could potentially get better recruits (anyone remember Jeff King being on the Bball team and Football team?)

Last night's game against Duke is what made me think of this. It just sums up every year. We get 1-2 games a year were we either upset a big team or lose it when we should have won.

Mike Shula's Offense

04 January 2015 - 10:14 PM

Since December 7th, the Panthers have scored the following points.....

41 against the Saints
19 against the Bucs
17 against the Browns
34 against the Falcon
27 against the Cardinals

That's an average of 27.6 points per game. Do you think we have finally found a identity to this team? Found some consistency? I was a big critic of his early this year and honestly expected a change after our losing streak. If we get to the NFC championship game does he stick next year? Contrast from the losing streak we had....

17 against the Packers
9 against the Seahawks
10 against the Saints
21 against the Eagles
17 against the Falcons
13 against the Vikings

That's an average of 14.5 points per game. What are your thoughts?

Hardy made $48,000

04 January 2015 - 10:39 AM

For the playoff game last night. Glad to see that he made as much as I did in a year just for sitting on the sideline last night while the team balled out