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3761  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bonds is 2 away! on: July 29, 2007, 05:59:51 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on July 29, 2007, 12:36:39 PM

Quote from: CSL on July 29, 2007, 06:44:13 AM

thumbsdown

I hope he rots. Fucking cheater.

I find quotes like this dishonest and the more sportswriters and fans in general say such things, the more I want Bonds to break the record.  These self-appointed "defenders of the game" are wailing and gnashing their teeth because a supposedly pure record is about to be broken.  Yet these same superfans contributed to the situation and now refuse to hold themselves culpable for their own actions.

In the mid-90s - right after the disasterous strike of '94 - balls started flying out of ballparks at a record pace.  Yet there was little concern demonstrated by the fans or sportswriters and they continued to brag and write about the exploits of these mammoth home runs.  In 1998, with Big Mac and Sosa breathing down Roger Maris' back, there was a celebration in baseball.  Yet the drugs were readily apparent for all to see.  McGwire gets caught with a bottle of Andro in his locker, but it wasn't a big deal because it was too new to be illegal.  Fans saw guys like McGwire and Sosa put on huge amounts of muscle to break the record.  Guys like Nomar developed 30 homer bodies overnight.  Everyone knew the dirty little secret and no one said a word.  Any fan of the game who says he didn't know or strongly suspect by the time the late 90s rolled around that baseball had a rampant 'roid problem is a liar, pure and simple.  Yet as long as the balls kept flying out of the park, everyone kept cheering.  Money came in huge amounts, with the players and owners both enjoying record profits.  Without any fan pressure there was no reason to implement any drug testing.  And there was no outcry, so the money train kept rolling along.

It took the admission and death of Ken Caminiti to bring everyone back to Earth.  Caminiti said at least half of the players were on steroids.  Curt Schilling said steroid use was rampant in the game.  Jose Conseco, who can be accused of exaggeration from time to time, said that 85% of the players doped.  Then finally BALCO broke and fan sentiment changed almost overnight.  Then we had the parade in front of Congress, where McGwire did exactly the right thing - wanting to look forward for a solution instead of looking back - and was run out of baseball for it.  He still is treated with more contempt than Raffy Palmero, who flat-out lied on the stand and later tested positive.  Talk about fucked-up mob mentality...

Now these so-called arbiters of the game want to punish a few specific guys for 'roid use.  They scream for asterisks.  They scream for suspensions.  They scream God to smite Bonds as he's running around the bases.  To them, I say, "shut up.  Your time to scream was 10 years ago."  You have no moral basis on which to stand.  You call these guys "cheaters' now, but you refuse to acknowledge your own culpability in this matter.  Fans contributed to this situation with your dollars and your support.  You made your bed.  Now you have to lie in it.  I think a lot of the villification of Bonds is people projecting their own anger and shame on to him.  Well, get over it.  If you want to question his home run record, to be honest about it you have to question every record.  You have to question Clemens and Maddux hitting 350 wins.  You have to question Gwinn, and Ricky and Ripken.  You have to question A-Rod's exploits, considering the size he's gained since he was a rookie.  You want to boo Bonds?  To be fair about it, you better boo Jason Giambi every time he steps to the plate.  But most people aren't about being fair and they can't bear the thought that every achievement in the last 20 years is suspect...they just want to villify one unlikable guy who is going to break the record.

So boo him.  Call him cheater.  Guess what?  It doesn't matter.  He's going to be the legitimate record holder of the most hallowed record in baseball.  You, as fans, got what you wanted.  Now you have to live with it.   

+1
3762  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 29, 2007, 02:16:29 AM
3763  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bonds is 2 away! on: July 28, 2007, 10:21:36 PM
no, he's 1 away from tying, two to take over.  Tying doesn't mean anything
3764  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Advertising Slogan Generator on: July 28, 2007, 03:41:29 PM
Naednek:

How Refreshing!
How Naednek
3765  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 28, 2007, 03:34:21 PM
3766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Barry Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron HR Record! on: July 28, 2007, 06:04:55 AM
Awesome

3767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ALL PRO FOOTBALL 2008 Demo is out on: July 27, 2007, 12:41:36 AM
Well this demo made life easy for me since I'm only buying 1 football game.  I don't like college sports, and this demo was horrible.  Madden for me.
3768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ALL PRO FOOTBALL 2008 Demo is out on: July 26, 2007, 02:34:41 AM
man I wish I saw this earlier, now I probably won't be able to play till tomorrow
3769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NCAA 08 on: July 21, 2007, 09:08:28 PM
must hold out for madden

I'm only buying one football game this year, and considering I want franchise mode, and I don't care for college sports, madden seems to fit the bill.  But after seeing some of the highlights of NCAA it's tempting.
3770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I want her internet connection!!! on: July 20, 2007, 06:08:41 PM

Quote from: Jag on July 20, 2007, 05:41:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 20, 2007, 05:03:17 PM


Dude, you know she's downloading all sort of nasty old porn.

that wouldn't stop Ceekay
3771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NFL 2K8. on: July 20, 2007, 03:54:59 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 20, 2007, 12:13:36 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on July 20, 2007, 12:05:34 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 20, 2007, 03:49:22 AM

I'm not sure why I find this funny, but someone created Michael Vick, and put him on the bulldog team, including the bulldog on the helmet Tongue
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/22537.html

I made the Philadelphia Eagles last night, including uniforms (which I got from a code of the web). McNabb and Westbrook are my golds, Trotter, Dawkins and Akers are my silver, and a bunch of others as my bronze Playing with them was great-- I hardly noticed the generics since they aren't big name players anyway. I could see myself doing this for a number of teams and then having them available for head-to-head games with a buddy or online play.

I am planning to do this with the Cleveland Browns too.  I just can't come up with any guys to be the golds.  tear

well that's easy, there's nobody on the cleveland browns that deserves to be a gold, or a silver Tongue
3772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NFL 2K8. on: July 20, 2007, 03:49:22 AM
I'm not sure why I find this funny, but someone created Michael Vick, and put him on the bulldog team, including the bulldog on the helmet Tongue
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/22537.html
3773  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Should we merge Sports and Console Gaming? on: July 20, 2007, 01:01:07 AM

Quote from: Calvin on July 19, 2007, 02:03:32 PM

Yeah lets just do it. I was annoyed the other day looking for NCAA08 topics and checking the console forum before the sports forum. We all know my annoyance level or lack thereof makes important site decisions-thus, lets do it smile

Considering you've been here since the beginning and knew that we had a sports forum, why would you think to look elsewhere first?
3774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wish you can have a superbowl ring? on: July 17, 2007, 03:15:16 AM
Now you can.

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070716005328&newsLang=en

Quote
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. and Jostens, Inc. today announced that the highly anticipated Madden NFL 08 for next generation consoles will give players the opportunity to extend the Madden NFL 08 experience to the real world by giving them the ability to purchase their own custom-designed “Ring of a Champion.” Based on the player’s Madden Gamer Level, the Ring of a Champion showcases the progress of a Madden NFL 08 gamer, and each ring can be customized to recognize the player advancements through the game. These rings are a direct representation of a player’s achievements and game skills. Madden NFL 08 will be available for purchase beginning August 14.

“We wanted our gamers to have something tangible to recognize their achievements within Madden NFL 08 and we kept coming back to Super Bowl rings,” said Madden NFL 08 Lead Producer David Ortiz. “We wanted to remain authentic to the real Super Bowl ring therefore we forged a great partnership with Jostens to allow our gamers to proudly display their Madden NFL 08 skills.”

The Ring of a Champion series will serve as a visual tracking system for a player’s success within the game. As Madden NFL 08 gamers accomplish various achievements, they will progress through five different levels. Once a player has reached level three, the ring can be purchased through Jostens’ website utilizing the code provided within game. In addition to the 32 NFL team logos players can incorporate into their ring, the tops and sides of the rings can also be customized. If a player is able to execute an extraordinary achievement they can obtain the Epic ring status, which allows for enhanced design and uniqueness.
3775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Victorious Boxers Wii Pics on: July 17, 2007, 03:13:30 AM
This topic has been moved to Sports Gaming Discussions.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=20639.0
3776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 17, 2007, 12:17:50 AM

Quote from: Grievous Angel on July 16, 2007, 10:57:45 PM

Quote from: GuidoTKP on July 16, 2007, 08:17:54 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on July 16, 2007, 07:42:18 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on July 16, 2007, 07:06:15 PM


That is nuts...

Seriously.

Did the pitch count?  I.e., was it treated as a ball?

It was a fowl ball.

that deserves a 1 week suspension from the boards
3777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix: The Movie vs. The Book !!SPOILERS!! on: July 14, 2007, 03:36:47 PM
Watched it last night.  Holy shit it was boring, fell asleep for half of it.  Considering I've never read the books and only seen the 1st movie which was equally as boring, maybe that's why I didn't like it Tongue
3778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: NCAA 08 on: July 11, 2007, 04:17:12 AM
This topic has been moved to Sports Gaming Discussions.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=21060.0
3779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I finally got it on: July 10, 2007, 12:42:59 AM
calling a friend over Tongue

The thing you mentioned didn't do it, it actually took out my router, had to do a reset smile (thanks for the help though)

We connected the gateway to the PC and logged into the web configuration and manually set up the gateway (WPA key, and ip address) got it to work. 
3780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DiRT [360/PS3/PC] Impressions on: July 08, 2007, 04:44:54 AM
downloaded the demo, pretty fun.  I already own Forza 2, so that's enough racing right there.  Might get it down the road when it's cheaper
3781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I finally got it on: July 08, 2007, 12:27:40 AM
got it working.

So start sending out the friends requests smile
3782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I finally got it on: July 07, 2007, 08:57:16 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on July 06, 2007, 03:46:57 PM

What is probably happening is that your wife's laptop is configured with security like WEP or WPA and has a key.
When you turn it off on the router she can't connect since it is configured to use security.

A good solution, but there are many, is to find the IP for your XBox either on the Netwrok blade or the router's DHCP table and set that IP for DMZ(NAT/firewall off) which will remove security from your Xbox but still keep it for the laptop.

Well, I tried doing that, and now it took out my router completely.  I can't access the configuration page, it now points to my modem
3783  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag REQUEST THREAD on: July 06, 2007, 03:34:23 PM
gamertag is naednek80
3784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I finally got it on: July 06, 2007, 03:31:04 PM
ok, I finally got onto xbox live.  My gamertag is naednek80  I used to be naednek but can't remember my info to recover my tag...

I am having a problem though.  I'm able to connect if I turn off my security on my router, but if I do that, somehow my wife's laptop won't connect.  And if I turn it back on, my wife can connect to her laptop, but the xbox 360 won't.  I bought the Dlink gamerlounge GLW 4300.

Anyways any ideas on how to fix it would be great, otherwise my gamertag is naednek80, so add me smile
3785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NFL 2K8. on: July 03, 2007, 12:54:22 PM
the lack of franchise mode is killing it for me. 
3786  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: I need a name from GamingTrend on: June 27, 2007, 12:38:50 AM
Also, I believe this week will be quite hectic for Knightshade Dragon, so if you don't get a response, be sure you will get one when he is available.
3787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I finally got it on: June 26, 2007, 12:36:29 PM
Also, does Forza 2 come with a manual?   Mine didn't, and I doubt TRU will give me one for exchange now that it's opened.

3788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I finally got it on: June 26, 2007, 04:57:08 AM
Today's my birthday, we celebrated yesterday.  With some money saved up and the money I received yesterday, I finally got my xbox 360. 

ToysRus had a deal when you buy the 360 you get a $50 gift card.  So I used that to pick up forza.

Man you were not kidding about how much heat it produces.  Right now it sitting on the 3rd shelf and I'm worried that it's getting too hot.  I'm thinking I should move it on top of the entertainment center.

Is it safe to use it vertically?

Also, I'm going to need a wireless adapter.  My brother in law said I should get a linksys.  I haven't had the chance to research this, since I thought it would come with one.  Do you know what he's suggesting?

I'm thinking I should have picked up a different game.  Forza2 in single player mode is kinda boring.
3789  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do I tell her? on: June 22, 2007, 10:48:47 PM
post the pic so we can decide for ourselves smile
3790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 22, 2007, 04:14:40 PM


3791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Come on down! It's Bob Barker's final show! on: June 22, 2007, 04:00:42 PM
Bob Barker auditions for ESPN Sports Center
http://www.videosift.com/video/Bob-Barker-SportsCenter-Audition
3792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Contra 4 announced for DS on: June 21, 2007, 01:13:49 AM
I found about this about 2 months ago.  My best friend's brother is one of the artists in the game. 
3793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mike Nifong will be disbarred on: June 20, 2007, 02:36:03 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on June 20, 2007, 01:05:14 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 20, 2007, 12:02:46 AM

I think Calvin had great advice, take it to PM.

Unbreakable, while you have handled yourself well in this thread until your last post, we'd like to remind you, as part of our agreement from your temporary ban, you were to cease being involved in political charged threads because of your conduct in the past. 

Oh, but shit like this-

Quote from: Mr. Fed on June 19, 2007, 07:44:24 PM


Maybe you could warm up by threatening someone's kids.

is warranted?

That had nothing to do with politics, the subject, or decency.  That was all about being a dick and spreading lies about someone.  It also had zero to do with whether I have an agreement with anyone or not.

There's always the safest route....

Ignore it? 

Yes it was a low blow.  I honestly don't know the history of it, and if it came from a different board, it shouldn't have been carried over here in GT.   If both of you needed to continue the discussion I recommended to use a different route, like PM.  It wasn't just directed to you, it was in general.
3794  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mike Nifong will be disbarred on: June 20, 2007, 12:02:46 AM
I think Calvin had great advice, take it to PM.

Unbreakable, while you have handled yourself well in this thread until your last post, we'd like to remind you, as part of our agreement from your temporary ban, you were to cease being involved in political charged threads because of your conduct in the past. 
3795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Purchasing a HDTV online on: June 19, 2007, 12:36:27 PM
This topic has been moved to Off-Topic.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=20750.0
3796  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Canon Powershot G3 plus Lense Converter on: June 19, 2007, 12:00:04 AM
Canon Powershot G3 plus Lense Converter

I have a Canon Powershot G3 Digital Camera as well as a Canon TC-DC58N 1.5x Lens Converter for sale.

Here is a review on the Camera...
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/powershot_g3-review/

Here is a review on the Lens Converter
http://www1.epinions.com/content_218283282052

If that link doesn’t work here’s another… http://uk.shopping.com/xPF-Canon-Canon-Tele-Lens-Converter-for-G2-G3-Powershot-Digital-Cameras-8159A001AA

It’s a great starter camera. For a camera that is 5 years old, it hasn’t shown it’s age.


If you’re interested, I’m selling the set for $300 +shipping. The set comes with the Camera, the lens converter, a carrying case for the camera, and a leather pouch for the lens. It will also come with the battery charger, 1- 256 MB Compact Flash Card, 1 512 MB Compact Flash Card, 2-32mb Compact Flash Cards, and finally a camera stand

It also comes with the original box and instructions.

Camera $ 200
Memory $50
Converter $50
Stand ***FREE*** (With Purchase)
Case (camera and lense converter) ***FREE*** (With Purchase)

link to picture of the camera...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/naednek/Craigslist/camera1.jpg

Link to picture of the lens converter
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/naednek/Craigslist/21850332.jpg
3797  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 4400 starts tomorrow!! on: June 17, 2007, 12:11:27 AM
I'm on the last disc of season 2, and I have DVR.  Finally I won't be behind on a series.  I'm still trying to get caught up in Battlestar, Rescue Me, My Name is Earl, and The OFfice
3798  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 15, 2007, 12:34:53 PM
3799  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 15, 2007, 03:02:58 AM
3800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Problems with the new PS3 update (HARDWARE PROBLEM plz move) on: June 11, 2007, 11:44:50 PM
This topic has been moved to Hardware / Software Hell.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=20514.0
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