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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '10 Demo out now on: August 23, 2009, 04:15:54 AM
seems like in addition to boardplay and passing, player momentum is better this time around. That should lead to some breakaways if you fall asleep on D smile

I really liked the feel of the demo. Just feels overall more polished.
42  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden 10 Online Franchise - Kickoff Weekend - Week 1 on: August 22, 2009, 05:15:24 AM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on August 22, 2009, 02:36:52 AM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on August 21, 2009, 09:48:01 PM

Quote from: Dcurse on August 21, 2009, 02:51:09 PM

There is one head to head game this week.

BEEFHAMMA's Eagles (0-0) against CaptCaveOO's Panthers (0-0)

Oh boy...I better practice some quickly!

Capt, let me know when is a good time for you. I should be able to play tonight if you're online. I think I used to have you on my friends list but don't now? Send me a friend request when you get around to it.

I was just on for a while, and you were on but "away" the whole time. I'll look for you tomorrow. I should be on in the afternoon/evening. Let me know when/if you might be able to play around then.

with 2 kids running around and one brand new one i usually can't get online until around 10pm. I'll be on around that time tomorrow night.
43  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden 10 Online Franchise - Kickoff Weekend - Week 1 on: August 21, 2009, 09:48:01 PM

Quote from: Dcurse on August 21, 2009, 02:51:09 PM

There is one head to head game this week.

BEEFHAMMA's Eagles (0-0) against CaptCaveOO's Panthers (0-0)

Oh boy...I better practice some quickly!

Capt, let me know when is a good time for you. I should be able to play tonight if you're online. I think I used to have you on my friends list but don't now? Send me a friend request when you get around to it.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 10 Impressions on: August 15, 2009, 03:39:01 AM
soooooo...anyone want to start setting up an online franchise for 360???
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 10 Impressions on: August 14, 2009, 05:41:06 AM
Got it tonight and only played 1 game against the computer. I set the difficulty to Custom (4, 5, 6, 6 i think) and beat the Patriots 42-16. Guess I'll need to make it harder.

My overall impressions:

Overall I thought the gameplay was good, a small step up from last year. It may or may not grow on me as I play it more. I like the slowed pace and the ability to react a bit more than in previous years. Also like the fact that slower guys can't catch faster guys as much anymore. The game was a little choppy at times, especially on kickoffs which can really mess you up as you try to max your power on the kickoff. Hopefully that can be fixed with a patch? I like the sliders to control every aspect of the game settings, and the ability to fine tune each category in offense/defense difficulty.

My first impression of the game's presentation...meh. The commentary was terrible. Just awful. I was taken aback at how bad it sounds. The volumes of the commentators aren't matched up well, the play by play guy is very robotic and choppy sounding, and it was so bad I actually considered turning it off. Perhaps that's why they left it out of the demo. This isn't that important, but it is quite noticeably horrendous. The half time presentation is bland and just not well done. What is with the World War II music playing in the background during the halftime highlights? Are they trying to put me to sleep or get me pumped for the second half??

My overall grade for this game after first play is a B-. I hope it grows on me more and if the online franchise realizes its potential, it could bring the game up to an A.








46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 10 Online Franchise on: August 11, 2009, 02:16:17 AM
ahh...any takers for 360?
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 10 Online Franchise on: August 11, 2009, 02:01:08 AM
I wasn't very interested in this game until I heard about the online franchise and the fact that they slowed the game down. All of a sudden I'm very interested...would it possible to get 32 teams together on these boards??? If so, I'm in...I call Eagles! smile
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 24, 2009, 05:39:33 PM
can someone please tell me how to get my stupid face into this game??? in the manual it says upload to tigerwoods10.com...but that redirects you to easportsworld.com, where the photos of my stupid face are already uploaded. WHen i try to import them into the game...it says there are no photos uploaded to easportsworld.com. WTF??!?

On a separate note...just finished my first full 18. Played Bethpage Black as my created golfer (man i miss my TW09 golfer!)...shot an 83 (+13) on Tour Pro. 3 Double bogeys, 5 pars, and only 1 birdie i pitched in from the sand on #3. From the black tees, I could barely reach the fairways on so many of the holes...it was probably pretty close to how the course would play in real life (except I'd shoot a 133, not an 83). Making the fairways in Tour Pro is pretty key, which is nice. I love the new putting mechanics, with fast, sloping greens putting is still challenging but i like the control of the new putter. I'm guessing this game would probably be more fun playing match play online than it would be playing in-game tourneys (because of the AI). So...if anyone ever wants to play a round, hit me up. My gamertag is my GT user name.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: Salvation impressions on: May 25, 2009, 04:13:12 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
Come on now...even if it hadn't been revealed in the trailer...when Marcus hit the water after falling off the terminator aircraft...bounced 4 times on the surface of the water and lived...you knew then. I didn't see the trailer you're speaking of, but at that moment...it was no longer going to be a surprise...but yeah...dumbest idea for a trailer ever. give away what could have been the best part of the movie.

for those who haven't seen it, it is definitely worth watching. not great, but not terrible either.
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 24, 2009, 12:14:41 AM
sorry to hear about your job pete. you're one of the smartest guys i know, i'm sure you'll find something else pretty quickly. If you need...and i know we tried this once...i can see if any of our offices out there are hiring.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 12, 2009, 10:38:06 PM
i think there needs to be a celebrity deathmatch between the cheesesteak and the BLT...that would be legendary.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 11, 2009, 03:32:54 AM
isn't Chicago also known for their 'brats'?

daaaaaaaaa bears.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 10, 2009, 11:17:10 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 10, 2009, 11:12:49 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 10, 2009, 11:07:27 PM


Edit: And when do I throw in 'douchebag'? slywink
In Philly, it's proper to throw in 'douchebag' pretty much at any point in the conversation.
LOL.

Sensuous. if you really want to do the wiz...which i do not think is necessary if it really grosses you out (but it is delicious...trust me)...you go up and say this if you're at Pat's or Geno's...

'cheese wit' or 'cheese witout' likewise with the provolone....provy with or without.

i would not get the peppers or anything else on there the first time.

Some other places will stop and ask you "Dude, what kind of cheese?" if you just say cheese, but at pat's or geno's...cheese is cheese wiz unless you specify otherwise.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 10, 2009, 11:15:17 PM
my wife is making Stroganoff for dinner...i wonder if she'd be offended if I put in on a roll and put some cheese on it. Good lord I want a cheesesteak now.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 10, 2009, 11:11:00 PM
The term 'authentic' is so relative in this case. Being from Philly and having tried way too many of them, I deem an authentic cheesesteak to be fried up beef, cheese, and maybe some fried onions on a good south philly roll. Nothing more, nothing less.

Different places use different cuts of meat. I've noticed that Pat's now uses a different cut than in previous years, and I think the sandwich isn't quite as good as it used to be.

I've had 'em all ways in a lot of different places. Sliced beef, chopped beef, cheese wiz, american, provolone, with onions, without, etc. Lately my favorite consists of chopped beef, american cheese, and nothing else...but the roll is certainly key, as PeteRock pointed out. There are several places near where I work that have some of the best damn rolls I've ever eaten. They come from the Conshohocken Bakery, not Amoroso's or Liscio's like most other cheesesteak places use (which are both very good also). These rolls make these otherwise ordinary cheesesteaks fantastic.

Pat's steaks might be some of the sloppiest you'll ever eat...and when I go there I get 'em cheese wit, which means they slather some room temp cheese wiz on there, throw some sliced steak on, then some fried onions. It's pretty legendary...can't argue with that...but the beef is definitely different these days.

Geno's is nearly identical...I don't care what anyone says. And hey...this is America...and if you want some food at an American restaurant I think you probably should be able to order it in english. Regardless, the beef is similar to pats, you've got the same cheese choices, and all the rest. And you can actually get other types of sandwiches there if cheesesteaks aren't your thing...whereas Pat's strictly sells cheesesteaks, despite their vast menu of other choices. I think Geno's is a little neater than Pat's, but overall it's another good cheesesteak experience.

My recommendation for a first timer, go to Pat's, get a whiz or provolone with onions, see how you like it. If you dig it...maybe try the other the next time around...like 20 mintues later when you're ready for round 2. You can't go wrong either way and you can say you've been to Pat's and Geno's. Because one is right across the street from the other, you have to try both.

Then the next time you go back to Philly, delve into the weeds a bit. Go find Jim's on South Street, go find D'Alessandro's on Henry Ave (one of my favorites), go looking for the local places that people swear by. A lot of times you'll find a place that can outclass Pat's or Geno's in quality of beef and bread.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pete Rock, your pool table is ready on: February 06, 2009, 02:30:37 AM
besides punching mits...who says golfers don't spit, scratch, or make adjustments? smile Have you ever see John Daly play golf? He might as well be a baseball player out there...except yeah, he gets more exercise (besides maybe a starting pitcher or that guy who streaks during a rain delay).

whether or not pool is considered a sport, a game, or both is totally arguable both ways...as evidenced at length here.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The ultimate Super bowl recipe on: February 03, 2009, 11:29:00 PM
that bacon thing might be the most disgusting thing i've ever seen.  saywhat
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pete Rock, your pool table is ready on: February 03, 2009, 10:44:59 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 03, 2009, 08:00:58 PM

It doesn't look safe enough to have sex on.

Isn't Pete married? That shouldn't be an issue then.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl XLIII on: February 02, 2009, 01:31:09 PM
wow...what a game. Roethlesberger (sp?) and Holmes hooked for one of the most memorable pass plays in history.

Gromit, I really feel for you man.

Man I hate the Steelers (jealous). They've won 6, how many have they been to?
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl XLIII on: February 01, 2009, 02:31:55 AM
yeah Bruce!

61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl XLIII on: January 31, 2009, 02:36:29 PM
i could eat that sandwich in 4 bites. you shipping one out my way???
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The ultimate Super bowl recipe on: January 30, 2009, 11:24:17 PM
has anyone in here ever had the infamous Buffalo Chicken Dip?

It is outrageously awesome and perfect with those tostitos scooper chips.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Budweiser: King of Beers or Cow Pee in a Bottle? on: January 30, 2009, 10:52:28 PM
most definitely...advantage us!!!
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Budweiser: King of Beers or Cow Pee in a Bottle? on: January 30, 2009, 10:46:32 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 29, 2009, 04:30:39 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 29, 2009, 01:39:41 AM

Pete:

Just because your ability to function isn't lessened after 5 beers doesn't mean your blood alcohol level is any less. stirthepot

I didn't say it was.  I merely stated that some handle higher quantities of beer better than others.  5 beers impact me different than sissypants.  Regardless of whether we may have the same blood alcohol level.  But what does it matter? 

I never said 5 beers would have the same effect on both of us. I said when you've had 5 beers I'd be able to tell. Yeah, people would be able to tell if I've had 5 beers because I never drink. I'd be way buzzed or, depending upon the kind of beer, possibly drunk. I'm just saying that while you have a higher tolerance, people can still tell when you've been drinking, even if you don't think they can. Your behavior begins to change slightly after the first few. I know you have a high tolerance, never disputed that. I'm not sure it's something to really be bragging about...but it's alot higher than mine...that's for sure. ya douchebag. smile
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Budweiser: King of Beers or Cow Pee in a Bottle? on: January 28, 2009, 02:05:53 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 23, 2009, 03:23:26 PM

Unfortunately I am able to drink a fair bit of beer before showing any signs of intoxication.   ninja 

According to you maybe. After about 5 beers everybody, especially guys your (our) size, start showing signs of being intoxicated. Just because you're sloppy all the time doesn't mean someone can't tell you've had some beer.  Roll Eyes
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl XLIII on: January 27, 2009, 11:39:33 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on January 27, 2009, 04:14:37 PM

Quote from: the Nightbreeze on January 27, 2009, 04:10:45 PM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on January 27, 2009, 01:46:49 PM

Like the Eagles, the Steelers like to bring the heat

Unlike the Eagles, the Steelers bring the heat with 4-5 players instead of 6 to 8

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but BEEF's analysis is a bit lacking.

story of my life man, story of my life. smile

i'm just going from what i saw in the Eagles game...I'm no expert. Their playcalling was incredible. And you guys are right...the Steelers CAN do with 4 or 5 what it takes the Eagles 6, 7, or maybe even 11.  retard
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 27, 2009, 11:34:03 PM
wow. i did not know that, but i haven't been keeping up with the EPL much lately. I can't say it wouldn't be nice to see a new club atop the tables though. I like Liverpool, but it's the usual suspects every single year...Lpool, ManU, Chelsea, Arsenal...some new blood would freshen things up.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Budweiser: King of Beers or Cow Pee in a Bottle? on: January 27, 2009, 02:17:37 PM

Quote from: VynlSol on January 22, 2009, 06:44:46 PM

Cow pee.

Chimay, on the other hand, is superb.

uh...bud and chimay aren't really comparable. of course chamay is good...it was first made like 1200 years ago with the purest of pure water by a bunch of monks who had nothing better to do than make beer.

bud isn't the worst of beers, but it's certainly not the king of beers. There are a whole slew of awful beers below Bud and a massive number of better ones. But it isn't really fair to put Bud up against Chimay.

There are a lot of people out there who don't like hoppy bitterness or dark beers. For them, bud, bud light, coors light, etc are good choices because they know those beers are light and of decent quality. What they might not know is that there are a whole bunch of other light beers out there that have a better flavor while still being light lagers. I like Stella Artois and Pilsner Urquell, but you can't find those on taps everywhere. I'll have a Blue Moon on occasion, though I'm not a huge fan of having a slice of orange in my beer...it seems to work as a slice of lime does with a Corona. I also like Amstel Light and Michelob Light. If I'm going for the heavier stuff, I love pale ales and there are a bunch of microbrews around here with some really fantastic IPAs.

In the past couple years I've actually made a few batches of IPA myself. My first wasn't great, but the second turned out really well. I'm looking forward to giving it another shot...so any of you near the Philly area who want some beer...I'll be looking to give away some. Each batch is two cases, which takes me 6 months to finish.

69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl XLIII on: January 27, 2009, 01:46:49 PM
I'm picking the Cardinals. And no, it's not because everyone else is picking the Steelers.

What I saw in the game against the Eagles was incredibly intelligent play design and play calling in the first half. Jim Johnson is a defensive wizard, and he was way outcoached by the Cardinals O-coordinator in that first half. The Eagles made some adjustments at half and their O stepped up and made it a game, but when it mattered, the Cards went back to their smart playcalling and put together a drive that will be long remembered by all who watched that game. Like the Eagles, the Steelers like to bring the heat. I like Warner's ability to read that pre-snap and hit the hot route. And when they hit a hot route, it's not a 6 yard gain...it's Fitzgerald catching the ball in space and running 40 yards after the catch.

The major question for the Cardinals i think is the run game. Again...i will go back to the Eagles. The Eagles let Adrian Peterson score two touchdowns, but for most of the day kept him in check. They shut down the Giants run game when it mattered. The Cardinals ate up yards on the ground against the Eagles. That was very unexpected...and it was when they started doing that I figured the Eagles were in deep trouble.

If the Cardinals can figure out a way to get some yards on the ground they'll win the game.

I'm going Cards 24-16.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Off Season on: January 27, 2009, 01:08:47 PM
i heard some rumor Terrell Owens was released by the Cowboys? I wonder if the Eagles are interested... Roll Eyes
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 27, 2009, 01:01:54 PM
really? i would think the team would have to have some success to be considered the Yankees of the premier league. My vote would go to Chelsea.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do we have any pool players here at GamingTrend? on: January 27, 2009, 12:59:31 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on February 22, 2008, 09:43:11 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 22, 2008, 09:24:48 PM

Quote from: happydog on February 22, 2008, 09:17:30 PM

Heh, you said "keep the shaft clean and smooth and to scuff and shape the leather tip".

I played quite a bit of pool a long time ago. Last few times I played I didn't do too good. I found a much better bar game... Foosball. If you think pool is intricate and complex, you should play foos against a master level player.  icon_eek (If you ever want to play for free I have a foos table... BYOB).

When I worked at my previous company's Philadelphia office we had a foosball table in the equipment/storage room.  We'd constantly be having tournaments, both singles tournaments and doubles tournaments.  I failed miserably playing singles because there were just too many handles to worry about and I couldn't get my placement right.  But in doubles when playing goalie and the first wave of players I was lethal.

I think my inability to play singles really ruined my enjoyment of foosball.  I just never could get the hang of it.  Plus it was just too fast and frantic for my taste.  When I'm drinking I'd rather do something a little more calm.  If you had a pool table I'd be there in a heartbeat with enough beer to keep us playing long into the night.  Unfortunately I never was much of a foosball player.     

 icon_lol

Lethal my ass.  Lethal yes when I was your partner.  I kicked your butt all over the place.  Singles or doubles.  How can you even mention foosball and not bow in reverence to the 11 time Foosball Champion known as Starshifter (aka Soviet Union)!!!  I still have the Championship Beer Stein on my desk at work!

I think for fun I'm going to go and check out the stats from all those seasons of foosball.  I have them on my computer.  thumbsup

 eek

Starshifter is the almighty Soviet Union foosball powerhouse?!? How's it going man? (as for who I am...think Liechtenstein....)
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 27, 2009, 12:34:49 AM
PeteRock brought to my attention a movie titled Green Street Hooligans. It was fantastic...and for anyone who hasn't seen it...they do a great job of portraying the passion English football fans have for their sport.

74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 26, 2009, 02:34:41 AM

Quote from: Gromit on January 26, 2009, 12:21:23 AM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on January 26, 2009, 12:12:12 AM

Quote from: Gromit on January 24, 2009, 02:00:30 PM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on January 24, 2009, 01:48:10 PM

Yet unprovoked Cardinals 'fans' go burn McNabb's lawn and nobody cares. Go figure.

You make it sound like it was the entire fan base...it was two morons. 



well that's exactly my point. if some idiot in Philly does something, like the punk who threw a smoke bomb onto the ice at a Flyers game...the whole fan base is accused of being drunk, low-class thugs.

I am not at all accusing Cardinals fans of being thugs...I just think it's funny that when fans of other teams do something like that (realizing two people definitely do not represent an entire fan base) it doesn't get the same national attention. That's all I'm saying.

I can't intelligently debate whether or not Philly fans are generally thuggish or not.  I've never been there, but the Philly fans I do know are quite pleasant actually.  Perhaps the behavior of a city's fans after winning a championship can be indicative of thuggish behavior.  How was the city of Philadelphia after the Phillies won the World Series?  And how was Phoenix in 2001?  I wasn't at either locale, so I don't know.



that's a great point. Philly was IMHO incredibly classy after the Phils won the WS. There was the token moron who looted a store...but that could just as easily been a thief taking advantage of the situation as an idiot fan celebrating with violence. There was a program on TV (local comcast station) the other day that highlighted the phillies season. At the end they showed the parade. It was a pretty emotional day, and Philly made us all proud. To my knowledge during the parade there were no incidents of fan violence. The night they won it all, as I said before, a few morons took it upon themselves to ruin for the rest...but 99% of the fans who flooded the streets of Philly celebrated with class. There are always a few bad apples...

Now...to add to that...you asked how the fans were following the World Series. No national news is good news I guess right? If there were big problems you certainly would have heard about them. But that also proves that positive news stories don't sell. Who wants to read an article about how 1.5 MILLION gracious Phillies fans PEACEFULLY attended the Phillies' parade down Broad Street? Nobody. Or how about PeteRock's story about how he and the other Eagles fans who attended that game graciously congratulated Cards fans as they walked silently back to their cars? Nobody wants to read about that.

As for what Sensuous said...yeah, i'll agree with that. However...and no offense to any other football town...but when things happen in a major sports market like Philly, Boston, NY, LA...the media eat it up. News about two thug Cardinals fans vandalizing McNabb's lawn doesn't sell all that well. Eagles fans throwing snowballs at a makeshift Santa apparently does. Every city has its villains....but not every city's villains are reported in the national media. There's more of a microscope on this city than in a lot of others.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 26, 2009, 12:12:12 AM

Quote from: Gromit on January 24, 2009, 02:00:30 PM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on January 24, 2009, 01:48:10 PM

Yet unprovoked Cardinals 'fans' go burn McNabb's lawn and nobody cares. Go figure.

You make it sound like it was the entire fan base...it was two morons. 



well that's exactly my point. if some idiot in Philly does something, like the punk who threw a smoke bomb onto the ice at a Flyers game...the whole fan base is accused of being drunk, low-class thugs.

I am not at all accusing Cardinals fans of being thugs...I just think it's funny that when fans of other teams do something like that (realizing two people definitely do not represent an entire fan base) it doesn't get the same national attention. That's all I'm saying.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 24, 2009, 01:48:10 PM
you (the grue) are not a fair-weather fan. You've maintained your allegiances. Learning to like a new team when you move somewhere is easy to do. When I moved to Atlanta during my high school years I was never able to watch Eagles games. I was rarely able to watch Falcons games either because they were so often blacked-out, but I learned to like the Falcons back then because that's what I was able to watch. I didn't go all nuts about them, but I rooted for them and knew all the players, etc. When they played the Eagles I hated them again smile I was actually at that game in 97? when Jeff George and June Jones got into that shouting match on the sidelines. I think the Eagles won 33-18 or something and there were hardly any Falcons fans in the place. My section was all Eagles fans...which was kinda neat, but kinda made me feel bad for the Falcons at the same time.

But I think what is so frustrating here is that these people who don't know anything about their team start talking trash...and when you've been living and dying with your team for 30 years or more...that just gets you really angry. If you have the patience to walk away from that trash talking...great. But especially with the timing...I think PeteRock was just overcome with emotion and had to let it out. He already said he was gracious to all those trash talking AZ fans after the game while he was walking back to his car. Gotta give him props for that. And as far as I know there were no Eagles fan related incidents following the game.

Yet unprovoked Cardinals 'fans' go burn McNabb's lawn and nobody cares. Go figure.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 24, 2009, 01:49:00 AM

Quote from: msteelers on January 23, 2009, 11:56:04 PM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on January 23, 2009, 11:41:10 PM

What happens when somebody's slacking at work and not pulling his weight? Do you pat him on the back and say "it's ok" hell no you don't.

At my place they promote them to management!

can i send you my resume?
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 23, 2009, 11:41:10 PM
Eagles fans are some of the lowest class fans? Sure, we've had our moments...and I've heard some old saying that there are a few bad apples in every basket. There are just as many, if not more, knowledgable and classy fans as there are low-class fans. That can be said about any team.

And people love to jump on Philly about stuff. The national media eats it up. Yeah, they threw snowballs at Santa Claus...but you have to know the story to understand why they threw snowballs at Santa Claus. Here's the paraphrased version...after several seasons of discontent, the Eagles couldn't even get a real Santa for a halftime show. Instead this skinny, young kid comes out dressed as Santa...and I don't even think he had a beard. So he got pelted with snowballs because the fans had just had enough.

Why isn't anyone talking about the douchebags who burned McNabb's grass and vandalized his property? OH...those guys are high class alright...and now they're in jail. But the national media won't report that all over the place because Cardinals fans are high class. Gimme a break. Every team has some people that give the rest a bad name. Is it rough up in the 700 level at an Eagles game? Yeah, sure it is, but if you're not an ass...most likely nobody will bother you. Is there a chance that some drunken idiot Eagles fan will bother you anyway? Sure, you run that risk, but you run that risk just about anywhere else too.

Eagles fans boo when their teams show a lack of effort and a level of passion that doesn't match their own. They realize they paid good money to see the team play...hard-earned money mind you since we know how many blue-collar fans fill the seats at the Linc. If they don't feel they're getting their money's worth, they will boo. And they are entitled to. THey boo when it's bad, they cheer like mad when it's good....and I wouldn't want it any other way. What happens when somebody's slacking at work and not pulling his weight? Do you pat him on the back and say "it's ok" hell no you don't.
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 23, 2009, 04:57:21 AM
i got a wee bit carried away...but it's just annoying that lately every time a philly team nears a championship they end up facing off against some team that has little history or a weak fan base. the exception would be when the flyers played the penguins in the conference final last season.

i realize that the Bucs and Panthers both fill the seats, but there is no way they are as desperately loyal to their teams as Eagles fans...Bills fans...Giants fans...Redskins fans. Those are the fans that show up year in, year out, every game, no matter what. After 4 NFC Championship game losses it's just hard to take. But I'll find myself getting excited again come August.

Gromit...yes, the Cards are the NFC Champs and deserve to be. No doubt. Happy for you. But the team could barely sell out the first home playoff game...that's what pisses me off. Not the team itself. I would give my left nut for Fitzgerald to become an Eagle. I'll be rooting for the Cards to take down Pittsburgh. But with all the Eagles experience, they always find a way to be outcoached and outplayed by a younger team and they just can't push themselves over that hump. Then a group of fairweather fans (yourself excluded) get to celebrate their new love for their team. It's rough, really rough. But for you loyalists...i am more than happy for you. If you've really been loyal to the Cards for the past 20 years like you say...man, I'll be rooting extra hard for the Cards.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 22, 2009, 10:51:24 PM
Of course, it's easier to be a fairweather fans in some sports such as baseball when if your team is terrible you have to endure 162 games of punishment. Even basketball and hockey having to endure more than 80 games can be rough if your team sucks. But with football, it's only 16 games. So there is really no excuse. Sometimes it can actually be comical...like with Detroit this year smile

No, it isn't bad if people start rooting for their teams only when they do well...but it sure is annoying when...in the case of the Eagles (and Bills fans can attest)...we've been watching every single game for the past who knows how many years of our lives only to have our hearts ripped out repeatedly. Sure, it's nice that our team is competetive year after year. That's fantastic. But to reach those plateus an not be able to win the big one...and it's a team like Tampa Bay, or the Carolina Panthers, or the Arizona Cardinals beats us in a championship game, all of which have a following ONLY when the team is in the playoffs...it is just very difficult to accept. I would have less of a problem dealing with this most recent loss if it had been the Eagles losing to NY in the champ game, or the Eagles losing to the skins...teams with fans that sit in their seats when the team is 5-9 and its 12 degrees outside.

Edit: Re my last sentence...I would still slip into depression for a few months if the Eagles lost to either of those teams...just maybe not as severe as them losing to the freakin Cards smile
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