Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
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|2 years 48 weeks ago||UM 24 - NW 16||
UM 23 - NW 16
|4 years 18 weeks ago||That is correct. Kind of.||
That is correct. Kind of. His actual salary goes up each year and includes bonuses, but the cap hit (the average) is 662.5k/per year while he's in the NHL.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I agree, Norm is hilarious,||
I agree, Norm is hilarious, he's just not for everyone. Dry anti-humor is tough for most people, but it's a great craft and Norm is a master at it. People always seem shocked when they hear that the best comedians in the business find him very funny. His Saget roast was classic Norm; hilarious, ballsy, and over the head of most people. I feel sorry for those who couldn't appreciate that set.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I found this part kind of||
I found this part kind of funny....
--- Titus Young, on being called a "poor man's DeSean Jackson'':
"I've never been poor. I've never been another man's nothing. I've always been Titus Young from day one. My mother named me Titus Demetrius Young, she didn't name me anything else. I know people will compare me to other people but God made me to be me. He made me to be Titus Demetrius Young. My initials are T.D. Young. Touchdown Young.''
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I didn't expect a whole lot||
I didn't expect a whole lot more than what the Yotes showed. They lack depth and have a shady defense. The one thing that was worse than expected was Bryzgalov.
What was really surprising, though, was Detroit's team defense, which was horrible during the regular season. The Wings often "flip the switch" going into the playoffs, but the team defense this year was the worst since the lockout, so I was somewhat skeptical about that switch being flipped this year. We ended up seeing a Wings team firing on all cylinders though, and without Zetterberg to boot. Made for a boring, albeit satisfying, series. If they continue playing this way, they'll be in line for a real strong run indeed.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Is this what we are looking||
Is this what we are looking for?
(video about a quarter of the way down the page)
|4 years 32 weeks ago||PAAAAAIIIN. So much pain.||
PAAAAAIIIN. So much pain.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||"Ron, did ya notice maybe you||
"Ron, did ya notice maybe you clipped me a little there?"
Haha, I too loved the CareerBuilder ad. Probably my second favorite after the Chrysler/Detroit spot. Loved the Volkswagen/Vader commercial too. Those were probably my top-3.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Ok, that was awkward.||
Ok, that was awkward. Staubach having to carry the trophy through a mass of grown, sweaty men while they all reach out and molest it. Looked like Staubach was a little scared.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Nice, I had some Schlafly's||
Nice, I had some Schlafly's for the first time over the holidays when I was in Wichita. Good stuff.
I'm currently drinking a Bell's Porter.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Oh hell, this Chrysler ad||
Oh hell, this Chrysler ad getting me pumped! Detroit baby!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Autotune! I know I shouldn't||
Autotune! I know I shouldn't have been surprised, but man, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||A bad acid trip.||
A bad acid trip.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I tried, but I couldn't mute||
I tried, but I couldn't mute the TV fast enough. BEP made my ears bleed again.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||The CareerBuilder commercial||
The CareerBuilder commercial with the chimps deserves some props, that was a good one.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Did anyone notice Christina||
Did anyone notice Christina Aguilera mess up the national anthem before the game?
Edit: Nevermind, already discussed, my bad :(
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Me too. I was expecting to||
Me too. I was expecting to be enchanted by another one of his drunken adventures.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Moreover, it was a bad team||
Moreover, it was a bad team culture in San Jose for a long time (and probably still is). Poor leadership led to a directionless team and their lockerroom failed to exude a winning attitude. That team was a paper tiger in the playoffs that could not overcome adversity. Nabokov was not the primary culprit, and the knowledgeable Sharks fans I've talked to know this.
On the ice, San Jose's biggest problem in the playoffs has been their big scorers disappearing and, subsequently, their offense drying up. Not sure how Nabokov can be blamed for that.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||That's simply not true. Not||
That's simply not true. Not only has it been the defense in front of him, it's been the entire team, starting with Thornton. He has struggled and made mistakes of his own accord, no doubt, but his "lol biggest choke artist ever" reputation is overblown. He has never lost a playoff series in which the team in front of him has managed to score 2 or more goals per game. Not a stat his biggest detractors expect to see. It is the team that folds.
His problem isn't that he is a choke artist, it's that he lets in occassional soft goals at a rate that is higher than most goalies of his ability. On the other hand, he's one of the quickest and most talented goalies in the world. Enter inconsistency. With Nabokov, you get both extremes, never knowing which one you'll get at any given time.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Who was the Superfan in 2000||
Who was the Superfan in 2000 and in 2004? The same guy, or two different ones?
|4 years 38 weeks ago||They are on the 10th||
They are on the 10th Superfan? They have a new one every year now? The hell? When did that start? Do they pass the costume along each year, or is a new one made?
I done got old!
|4 years 39 weeks ago||At least the direction of the||
At least the direction of the jets is pretty much correct, as the closest F-22s would be coming from New Mexico. *shrug*
|4 years 48 weeks ago||The plans must have changed,||
The plans must have changed, as I could have sworn the original announcement (before the season started) was that it was going to be F-16s. T-38s will look good though.
For those who aren't familiar with the T-38, well, look it up on Wikipedia lol. A couple fun facts not included on Wikipedia....
- Mostly because its wings are so short and stubby, it has the highest roll rate of any aircraft in the US inventory; 720 degrees/second. Two complete rolls in a second.
- Along with the F-5 (a single-seat variant), it was used to portray the "MiG-28s" in the movie Top Gun (there is no such thing as a MiG-28).
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Seems strange that Donald||
Seems strange that Donald Brown is actually younger than Hart.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Eh, I've seen better||
Eh, I've seen better costumes.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Illinois-Purdue..... that was||
Illinois-Purdue..... that was one of the best onside kicks I've ever seen. And it was an accident. Probably the quickest recovery by the kicking team ever too. Not sure why the kicker ran directly off the field right after he kicked it, that was a bit strange. Just a weird play all-around.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||486||
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Negligence and lack of||
Negligence and lack of training. Whoever was responsible for the use of the lift should have made all operators (including this kid) aware of all safety warnings and cautions. Having been an aircraft maintenance officer in the AF in Wichita, KS (windiest damn city in the world), I always made sure my troops knew the limitations for all lifts, stands, and ladders in the wind. From that perspective, this is especially frustrating. Condolences to family and friends.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Don't worry, I'd still hire||
Don't worry, I'd still hire you on at my PR firm.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Dallas with the same record||
Dallas with the same record as Detroit, ha!