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  1. Football - clouds on the optimism horizon

    Iwobi had been excellent. So happy he's staying in the starting side.
  2. Basically what MC said. It's a full on experience to go to Alinea, from taste to sound to smells. They use a ticketing system and treat it like you're going to a show where you buy your tickets, can transfer/sell them to another if you want but cannot cancel and get a refund. To prepare the food the way they do, it takes a lot of time and effort so they want to make sure people are going to be there. I ended up paying for the tasting, tax and service up front but any additional wines/drinks were paid for while we were there. If you do the wine paring, it'd be included in the initial up front fee. All in all, it was worth it to me. I found the experience exceptional, the food delicious and creative, the service casual and fun yet very attentive. Given I don't go to restaurants often that are going to cost me $250 a person (all in without wine), I can handle one or two situations of paying up front for the type of experience Alinea promises. I would hate for it to be a common practice though.
  3. Trailer Thread III

    I thought it looked great. I'm definitely intrigued. I tend to agree. It might not be everyone's cup a tea but bad? Can't really see it.
  4. I would also think the timing of the reservation matters. If you open at 5:30 but have a reservation for 7, you're more or less tying up a table for an hour and half where you could be seating someone. I know I've walked in early before and gotten seated at those types of tables but I'm also sure those tables go empty a lot too because of reservations. Alinea in Chicago made me pay for the entire meal up front when I made my reservation. Probably to avoid what Kay said.
  5. College Basketball 2016: Off-Season Shenanigans

    VCU just got another big time commit last night, 6'7, 265 lb Marcus Santos-Silva. He's a top 150, high 3 star and considered one of the best rebounders of the 2017 class (avged 10 RPG during Peach Jam against very talented competition). Very excited for him and think he fits really well with Lavar Batts, top 100 PG and our needs. At this point, we still have 3-4 more scholarships for 2017 and 3-4 more targets Aamir Simms (official on 9/30), Sean Mobley (official 9/23), Mayan Kiir (official Oct 22) and Cedric Russell (already had in home visit). I think we'll likely land two of Simms/Mobley/Kiir and hoping for Russell as he shoots 45%+ from 3. If they land 2-3 of those targets, we're talking about a top 10 draft class for 2017. That's really exciting and think it ties into Rhom's question from a few weeks ago on moving on from Shaka.
  6. I wish I knew. I mean, it violates laws but I'm unsure if it's truly fraud or just a fine. From the same article...
  7. David Fahrenthold is having a blast looking to the Trump Foundation. The newest... Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems
  8. NFL 2016 Week 2: extending the mustache ride in LA

    Don't disagree with anything you've said. Just would have liked the shot to see if Dalton could do it. Most likely thing to happen would be he score a TD then fail the 2 pt play. That's very much a Bengals ending. Just hate that opportunity being taken away erroneously. You would too if the script was flipped.
  9. NFL 2016 Week 2: extending the mustache ride in LA

    Love how the Vikings played last night. I'm rooting for you guys hard in the NFC.
  10. NFL 2016 Week 2: extending the mustache ride in LA

    Here are some vines from the game. Not one of these was called.
  11. NFL 2016 Week 2: extending the mustache ride in LA

    It's not worth it. Ross is literally the worst fan on this board. You can't have a discussion with him about actual facts of a game because they don't matter to him. He won't recognize the fumble. He'll ignore the missed TD. He won't give a shit about any of the holds even if you show him all 6 vines. Want to know why? Because he doesn't care. And that's fine. Just don't waste your time. Besides the bullshit of the refs, he is right. Dalton was bad, especially in the red zone (though he did actually have one TD) and Green was nowhere to be seen (though this is more on Dalton than Green given Green had like 3 targets). The team had 4 drops and they were pinned back with an average starting position inside their own 15 yard line for the entire game. The running game was again abysmal and why they gave a contract extension to Hewitt for him only to play 1 snap is beyond me. Tough to win a game when you're trying to beat the refs, the shitty field and themselves. Bengals lost, Steelers won. It is what it is. We'll see them again in week 15 when it matters. Side note on the TD. The reason the booth got it wrong is because they're 100% reliant on CBS' replays and at the time, they showed like 2 replays at full speed, none from the angle that they showed 10 minutes later which showed a clear TD. It's tough to make a quick decision like that when they don't have the ability to actually get the views they need to make the decision. I thought he was out at first too until CBS finally showed us the replays that showed he was clearly in which was when the Steelers had the ball.
  12. NFL 2016 Week 2: extending the mustache ride in LA

    Talk about a rigged game. If the NFL reviews this game, refs will get a F. Can't wait for Dean Blandino to come out on Friday apologizing for the missed calls on the fumble and TD plus the six holds that were ignored. Not saying the Bengals were going to win because they played poorly but all potential chances were taken from them. In other news, Dalton was horrendous in the red zone and our run game is the worst in the NFL.
  13. I don't know. The ground game is more about getting people out to vote. Media coverage is one thing but if they can't get all the people out to vote that they expect because of a lack of a ground game, they may have some trouble on election day. We'll see.
  14. Football - dawn of optimism

    Sounds like Sanchez just took the ball and refused to give it up. I think Wenger was pissed. Not sure Sanchez has ever scored a penalty outside of maybe a shoot out. He's pretty woeful. Arsenal have missed 3 of their last 6 penalties. The one's we've scored? All Cazorla. Outside of the many missed chances, thought we played well. Iwobi is a player. He needs to stay in the squad. Xhaka needs to start and Lucas needs to get an opportunity. I know Sanchez got credit for two goals, but man do I hate him up front.
  15. Fargo 3: not until 2017

    This makes me happy. I can't wait to be friends with her when I run into her and her dog in Central Park. She's great.