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  1. 2017 Miami Dolphins thread

    I had a feeling the Pats weren't going to play well yesterday...and Brady's had some clunkers down there. Highlight for me was the building. Hands down the best renovation I've ever seen. I never could've imagined such a thing in 2014. Looks pretty amazing at night too.
  2. GDT - Devils vs Kings 12/12/17

    Devils are 7-7-4 in their last 18...and have been about as up-and-down as that record would suggest. I think they'll be better than that over the rest of the season, but I'm not sure by how much...the young guys are starting to look more like young guys (the talent is there but the consistency isn't), and unfortunately guys like Andy Greene can't be fixed. Even if they finish with "only" 90 points or so, this season will represent serious progress, especially compared to last year. LGD!
  3. 2017 Miami Dolphins thread

    As MD already knows, I went to this game last night. First things first: the building...in two words, holy sh!t! Pictures don't do it justice...what happened to the aging dump that I went to in 2014? Both me and my friend (a Giants fan) were completely blown away. The Hard Rock Stadium is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. As for the game...nights like last night remind me why I'm not a big Puppetricia fan...Jay Cutler and one of the worst offenses this season was too much for his defense. Guys open all over the place. Dolphins clearly showed up and wanted it more...don't know if the Pats got caught looking ahead, but it does go to show that in today's NFL, anyone can beat anyone. Credit to the Dolphins fans...there were a TON of Pats fans there (always are), but the Dolphin faithful were much louder than their numbers.
  4. Anyone else miss the Meadowlands?

    Forgot about the Winner's Club...I was only in there once, after a game. It was pretty nice from what I remember (insanely overpriced food, to be expected) but I don't remember it being terribly accessible...which would it make it the kind of refresh that not too many fans got to benefit from.
  5. Anyone else miss the Meadowlands?

    I wouldn't say all of PC food offerings suck, but there's definitely a wide variety of quality...and some stuff on the lower end of the spectrum is pretty bad. Yeah I've noticed the bathrooms too...they're overdue for some TLC.
  6. Anyone else miss the Meadowlands?

    As far as the 10-year-old observation goes, it helps a lot that the building has been given a nice series of refreshes. The Fire and Ice Lounges (kinda cool initially but quickly became dated, tacky and cheap-looking) being deep-sixed for the current designs was a smart move. The new scoreboard is truly a marvel. Also lots of nice touches and updates throughout the concourses...they were a little bland when the Rock first opened. The bathrooms are starting to look a little beat up, but I've seen much worse. I could be wrong, but outside of the seats being replaced (and the colors changed), the addition of the center ice scoreboard, and some name changes/exterior styling, I can't remember the CAA ever having gotten any significant refresh, ever. It was cool when it first opened because it was brand new and had a very modern look to it, but yeah, its limitations (especially the mistake of having only one concourse) became apparent very quickly. At any game that was even close to selling out, if you didn't get in a food line (for mediocre chow at best) before the end of a period (especially if you had to traverse a lot of steps just to exit your section), you were screwed. That part was even worse at the end, when the food service employees (never a ray of sunshine to begin with) clearly no longer gave a sh!t with the Devils set to leave.
  7. Anyone else miss the Meadowlands?

    Yeah it's been discussed here before, but the older bridge was pretty fvcking scary. Not only did it get bitter cold in there, but it was also pretty leaky when there were heavy rains. Though no one could really call the Meadowlands a scenic area, the original arena parking lots were pretty solid for good tailgates. But once that god-awful Xanadu monstrosity went up, whatever mild charm the areas around the arena had were gone. At that point, the Devils couldn't get out of there fast enough. My wife and I took our daughter to see the Globetrotters at whatever the arena was called at that point (Izod I guess?), about 4-5 years ago...it was weird to be back there...for one, it was completely frozen in time...and for another, I had almost forgotten how cavernous it really was, and cold and sterile the building felt...we sat in the lower bowl (actually in the old press box area) and the uppermost rows of the upper deck felt like they were miles away. I remember all of the years without the center ice scoreboard too...that made it feel even worse. Back in the late 80s-early 90s the BBA used to offer $6 seats in the upper corners to students (I forget if it was just college students)...I used to sit there a lot. But that trek up the steps to the top of the upper deck when you had top row center ice seats...I'll never miss that.
  8. Anyone else miss the Meadowlands?

    Fond memories of what happened there, but the only thing I miss at all is being able to do a proper tailgate. Everything else about the Rock is superior in every way. And I find getting to and from the PC is a breeze compared to the CAA...though if you were willing to park near Giants Stadium and walk across the bridge, you could avoid the post-game traffic. I live in Clinton and I consistently get home in 40-45 mins.
  9. GDT: Devils @ Rags - 12/9, 7pm

    We kinda knew that the Devils were going to have a tough time on defense...and they will likely continue with the current personnel. I do like that Hynes was so ticked off though. Always sucks losing to the Rangers for sure, but I feel like this team has earned a little leeway. Yes, the last two losses were disappointing. But they've avoided the big slump to this point, and they have beaten a lot of good teams. I just can't get as high and low and as hypercritical with this team as some fans are getting, especially since it's not a finished product. The mistakes and growing pains and occasional ugliness and "We still have a ways to go" reminders that come with a team like this were to be expected. Doesn't mean that it can't be frustrating to watch...just that destroying them for it seems kind of pointless. Nice homestand coming up, hope they can work on some of their flaws. Sounds like Hynes is going to be very hard on them in practices to come.
  10. New York Mets 2017-18 offseason thread

    It's funny...on one hand, I can't get on the Mets about this at all, because it's not like Stanton ever had the Mets on his short list of teams. He also had pretty much all of the leverage, re: where he was going. And the Yankees will always have a sex appeal rivaled only by the Dodgers...there's other teams that are obviously considered good destinations, but the Yankees are just a whole different beast. And part of what makes the Yankees that whole different beast is that when presented with an opportunity like this, they will almost always find a way to get it done...to the point where their fans are impossible to take, because they think they're entitled to whatever they want, whenever they want it...the ones calling into the WFAN about the Japanese pitcher/hitter who just signed with the Angels and basically taking a "How dare he not choose the Yankees!" view were ridiculous. But they're so used to the Yankees doing everything in their power to improve their product that I get what they act that way. And what makes the Mets the Mets is that, had Stanton actually wanted to come HERE, the franchise would find a way to botch it completely, and then we'd get nothing but a litany of excuses as to why it couldn't happen. The Mets are just forever thinking small, and more and more it's just getting to be harder and harder to take. What's so blatantly and painfully obvious is that one team is ALWAYS going to be trying...the other one is content to do little more than exist. Like you and I have said...Sandy is going to do next to NOTHING this offseason. And I'm fvcking tired of the lack of energy, urgency, and excitement around the Mets. Sick of it all. And defeated, because as long as the fvcking POS Wilpons own the franchise, it will NEVER. EVER. CHANGE.
  11. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    Almost sounds like you channeled PK on that one, heh heh
  12. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    So this team was supposed to have it all figured out after one bad game? Man the standards around here are just absurd sometimes. And it's not like Columbus is a team of slouches. They're trying to win too. Devils weren't good enough overall to win tonight.
  13. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    Some fans can definitely use a thick frosty mug of even keel. Frustrating night for sure, but one the team can learn from. Always hurts when prime opportunities don't get buried.
  14. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    You can cherry-pick any loss you want and play this game. At 2-0, they were looking good, but it's not like the Devils had a win wrapped up.
  15. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    He wasn't alone (god I'm fed up with Greene and Zajac) but yeah, he didn't help tonight.
  16. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    I'm feeling more and more hostile towards him. He's fvcking brutal right now.
  17. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    MoJo MoFos!!
  18. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    Big Bri!!!
  19. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    He's a 20-year-old who has gotten to play in 92 NHL games already...not counting his very first game, he played in 70 out of 82 games last season, and in 21 out of 27 so far this season. He's gotten opportunities (chances that he may not have gotten with another franchise), but so far hasn't shown a whole hell of a lot. If he ever turns out to be such an entitled crybaby that he can't give a full effort when his number is called because his wittle feewings got hurt due to his team daring to challenge him, then seriously, fvck him. Coaches sometimes need to be tough on players, and sometimes players have to earn what they get. Did you ever think that maybe Hynes and Shero know what they're doing? That maybe Zacha simply hasn't shown enough in his NHL sample to date and in practice to keep being gifted an automatic spot in the lineup? That Zacha is in Hynes' doghouse because he deserves to be there? You're automatically siding with Zacha as though he's just being picked on for the sake of being picked on...is it so far-fetched to think that maybe a lot of what's going on falls on Zacha himself?
  20. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    lmao, sadly I haven't played Mario Kart since the 64...me and two buds (often smoking bud) used to play a game we made up called MK21...who ever finished first in any given race got two points, 2nd place was worth a point, and last was zero. The race winner would get to select the next track. Whoever got to 21 points first would win...it was always a blast when the "title" for that day came down to the last couple of races. There's a part of me that thinks about picking up a Nintendo Switch for my daughter, but I like that she's not constantly playing video games. Anyway, LGD...would love to see them win both games (duh).
  21. NFL Week 14

    Right Roger...TNF is really a good thing for your league: http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/brees-rips-thursday-night-football-after-injury-riddled-loss/ar-BBGnErp?ocid=iehp But it's OK, what does anybody other than you know? Funny, I don't see any other commissioners inspiring clown-face parody T-shirts. Re-read this genius...it still very much applies to TNF: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/01/roger-goodell-thursday-night-footballs-quality-good-games
  22. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    I give them two or three minutes, then get out and just start the process myself if it looks like no one is coming over...most attendants don't have an issue with it.
  23. GDT: Jackets @ Devils - 8 Dec - 7p

    Too early to make a big deal out of standings...they're so close, and with the way the division looks to be shaping up, there will be a lot of knocking each other off...I'd take a split of the next two games, regardless of how it comes. One result isn't going to bother me more than the other.
  24. New York Mets 2017-18 offseason thread

    Syndergaard quoted as saying that, prior to this season, that as far as off-season workouts go, Mets' pitchers just kind of "winged it" (now apparently there's finally something in place that's more structured). Oh well, this is what happens when you have a half-asleep can't-be-bothered GM running the show. At least more and more people are catching on to how little Mr. Self-Satisfied has actually done since coming here, much as he'd love to take sole credit for the Mets' 2015 WS appearance. People are starting to notice how little his drafts have produced. Boomer and Jerry ripping the Mets a little for not really pursuing Dee Gordon (who was just traded to Seattle for 3 prospects), but I'm not sure if I'd want Gordon either...he did hit .308 last season, but he's a pure singles hitter who also doesn't walk a whole lot...yeah, he steals a sh!tload of bases which isn't reflected in his SLG%, but he put up an OPS of just 94 (100 is average), and his OPS the season before was just 77...he really needs to have 2015-type numbers to excite. I wouldn't necessarily be upset with the Mets if they had brought him in...just not crushed that they didn't.
  25. NFL Week 14

    Well, the owners had their chance to get the ball rolling on finding a competent commissioner, and they instead chose the path of least resistance and went with status quo, and are paying Goodell a fortune to stick around. They can't ever bitch about him again, and that idiot will give them more reasons to in time. Another Thursday night game that was good, yet wasn't...if last night's game was a movie, it'd be Roadhouse. Just bad enough to be kind of good I guess? But this is what happens when you have a commish that's more concern with oversaturating the sport than the actual QUALITY of the sport. Players don't like Thursday night games, and fans notice the dropoff in quality on Thursday...but nope, Roger's smarter than everyone, so we'll keep getting a full slate of sloppy TNF. Awesome.