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  Topic: NFL: Week 2
SaberDance

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PostForum: Sports   Posted: 2007-09-16 13:00   Subject: NFL: Week 2

I searched NFL.com for "TMQ", and got no results.

I searched ESPN for "TMQ", and could only find one of Easterbrooks' columns on the subject, and that doesn't really say what ...
  Topic: NFL: Week 2
SaberDance

Replies: 10
Views: 5235
PostForum: Sports   Posted: 2007-09-15 11:49   Subject: NFL: Week 2
Follow-up to that.

The relevant starting law is the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961 (so maybe I was 20 years off... must've been thinking of the fairness doctrine when I placed it in the 80s).

h ...
  Topic: NFL: Week 2
SaberDance

Replies: 10
Views: 5235
PostForum: Sports   Posted: 2007-09-15 11:36   Subject: NFL: Week 2
I'd love to hear how you came about that information. Wink

I'm not a fan of wiki for most things, but this (fairly long) section will give you a good idea about why it happens:

http://en.wik ...
  Topic: NFL: Week 2
SaberDance

Replies: 10
Views: 5235
PostForum: Sports   Posted: 2007-09-14 18:05   Subject: NFL: Week 2
So no 4pm FOX game here in MA?

Can someone explain to me how/why they show games and sometimes they don't?

Short form:

The NFL is a regulated monopoly. Part of the agreement between the NFL ...
  Topic: PWNED
SaberDance

Replies: 4
Views: 2053
PostForum: General Off Topic   Posted: 2007-09-07 15:54   Subject: PWNED
That's gotta be like lawsuit waiting to happen.

And it didn't even have a punchline.

I mean, really, next time get a ringer!
  Topic: What current nations do the Great Houses seem to resemble?
SaberDance

Replies: 14
Views: 5212
PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: 2007-09-07 15:49   Subject: What current nations do the Great Houses seem to resemble?
Interesting.

I don't know that I see a lot of Modern France in it. As I said before, just the left-overs of 1066 and the Quebecois, but interesting nonetheless.

There is something to the Davion ...
  Topic: Battletech Movie... Maybe
SaberDance

Replies: 22
Views: 7849
PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: 2007-09-07 15:40   Subject: Battletech Movie... Maybe
If I recall that correctly one of the 'Mechs had a chaisaw between his legs Rolling Eyes

Movie also had some of the worst lines ever delivered in a film.

"I'm gonna get back in this robot! And ...
  Topic: What current nations do the Great Houses seem to resemble?
SaberDance

Replies: 14
Views: 5212
PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: 2007-09-02 23:08   Subject: What current nations do the Great Houses seem to resemble?
I will second SD's opinion but i've seen Marik as a mirror of the Balkan.
Especially Ex-Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and yes maybe Austria/Hungary. States suffering from forced union to bru ...
  Topic: What Be Your Nerd Type?
SaberDance

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PostForum: General Off Topic   Posted: 2007-09-02 23:02   Subject: What Be Your Nerd Type?
Lit nerd with solid follow-ups in computer/gaming and drama.

And I think my inner Math nerd is getting squelched in this test because the author of the quiz has clearly never taken a high level sta ...
  Topic: Transformers approaching US box office top 20
SaberDance

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PostForum: Movies, Books, and other Entertainment   Posted: 2007-08-30 21:08   Subject: Transformers approaching US box office top 20
According to the "net" numbers declared by the studios, Forrest Gump lost money. Laughing

I supose I should say Net before the studios do their accounting tricks to prevent a movie from eve ...
  Topic: Transformers approaching US box office top 20
SaberDance

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PostForum: Movies, Books, and other Entertainment   Posted: 2007-08-28 13:44   Subject: Transformers approaching US box office top 20
I don't see the argument Karagin.

When Star Wars was released, it was released as a stand-alone film. So was Godfather.

Both movies got sequels based on the success of the first movie. Regardl ...
  Topic: I'm worried!
SaberDance

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PostForum: General Off Topic   Posted: 2007-08-20 21:24   Subject: I'm worried!
Grandmother had cataract replacement surgery done in the late 80s. Still going fine on the plastic lenses. And doesn't need glasses anymore either.

Dad's getting the same surgery in a couple year ...
  Topic: BTech cartoon series
SaberDance

Replies: 16
Views: 6118
PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: 2007-08-05 23:09   Subject: BTech cartoon series
Well, that's a different complaint.

You'll get no argument out of me that the show didn't age well.

And yeah, the show has a lot of the Stackpole syndrome in it.

Your complaints about the num ...
  Topic: Pistols
SaberDance

Replies: 7
Views: 2969
PostForum: General Off Topic   Posted: 2007-08-05 22:57   Subject: Pistols
[quote="Kalo Osis"]I think you are mistaken there on the topic of Dragon Scale armor. Reports that I've read, as well as seen on Futureweapons, states it took thirty rounds of 7.62mm Soviet ...
  Topic: BTech cartoon series
SaberDance

Replies: 16
Views: 6118
PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: 2007-08-05 22:47   Subject: BTech cartoon series


Exactly! Now that I'm older, looking at it with a much more critical eye, it does seem kinda bad; but at the time, when I was a child, it was a highlight of my saturday morning, right alongside sh ...
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