HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Central Division > Dallas Stars
Notices

Random Talk 101

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
03-23-2012, 01:52 PM
  #826
glovesave_35
Name
 
glovesave_35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Korea
Country: United States
Posts: 13,032
vCash: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by piqued View Post
I absolutely loved the pilot for the Walking Dead but thought the rest of season 1 was garbage and stopped watching after that.
I didn't notice a difference between the pilot and the rest of season 1. I'm prone to liking post-apocalyptic things so maybe I missed something but I didn't notice any discernible drop-off from the pilot to the rest of the series, at all. Going from loving to garbage is a pretty big gap.

glovesave_35 is offline  
Old
03-23-2012, 03:07 PM
  #827
Captain Awesome
Registered User
 
Captain Awesome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 4,830
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambassador Of Fun View Post
I had the exact same reaction to TWD, but I heard season 2 was really good. Then again, it was from people who really liked season 1. I even like zombie stuff. I just realized midway through the season 2 premier that I literally didn't care if any of the characters died.
I thought season 1 was an incredibly promising start. I think season 2 is absolute drivel. I find none of the characters intriguing or likable, at best they're bad cliches or one dimensional and bland. That would all be ok if there was any decent amount of action, but there isn't. It's like a bad soap opera with a sprinkling of zombies. I'd be lucky to point out one good scene per episode in this season. It's been hard to watch.

Captain Awesome is offline  
Old
03-23-2012, 03:13 PM
  #828
piqued
Global Moderator
 
piqued's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dallas
Country: United States
Posts: 29,806
vCash: 25678
Quote:
Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
I didn't notice a difference between the pilot and the rest of season 1. I'm prone to liking post-apocalyptic things so maybe I missed something but I didn't notice any discernible drop-off from the pilot to the rest of the series, at all. Going from loving to garbage is a pretty big gap.
All I can say is that the pilot was like a mini-movie. And it's because Frank Darabont was the director. The pace was almost languid yet it infused every moment with a certain lingering tension and dread and worked to highlight the bursts of action. Then there was that amazing cliffhanger in downtown Atlanta which can only be described as expertly shot. From that point on it played out like, well, a middle-of-the-road TV show. I was rooting for the zombies after a few eps.

piqued is offline  
Old
03-23-2012, 11:33 PM
  #829
LatvianTwist
Global Moderator
Milana <3
 
LatvianTwist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston
Country: Tibet
Posts: 17,670
vCash: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hecantscorefromthere View Post
That rink blows. It's covered it like 2x2 squares of red lines for figure skaters. Its rather troublesome.
Best ice I've ever skated on. By far.

That rink was about 30x better than any rink I've ever skated at. Even Toyota Center.

It was run so well, so clean, and just so ****ing awesome compared to what we usually have.

We won 10-2, beat some team from Austin. Cannot believe Southlake Carroll lost to Seven Lakes, especially 5-2. I'm so scared of playing Keller though...

Anyone on here ever ref any games?

LatvianTwist is online now  
Old
03-24-2012, 03:49 AM
  #830
glovesave_35
Name
 
glovesave_35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Korea
Country: United States
Posts: 13,032
vCash: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by piqued View Post
All I can say is that the pilot was like a mini-movie. And it's because Frank Darabont was the director. The pace was almost languid yet it infused every moment with a certain lingering tension and dread and worked to highlight the bursts of action. Then there was that amazing cliffhanger in downtown Atlanta which can only be described as expertly shot. From that point on it played out like, well, a middle-of-the-road TV show. I was rooting for the zombies after a few eps.
That post of mine you replied to was a bit of a post-bar opinion. I can't actually say there was no drop-off. In fact, I agree with all of the things you said about it. The downtown Atlanta scene was expertly shot and the entire episode did have the feel of film rather than television. I guess I just contextualized that as what it was, a great piece of art that stood alone. I wasn't expecting episode after episode of that level. That's nigh unattainable.

Not to debate you because we are talking about aesthetic perspective here, but to present another side of the discussion...I follow the story more as a case study in human survival instincts and how when confronted with its own mortality on a macro scale humankind has a way of evolving social standards of what is and is not acceptable. The question of "how much 'civilization' do we try to hold onto" is central to the overall story arc. I find it a fascinating one because it gets at the underlying question of where does man fit on the continuum of the animal kingdom. Does a high level of spatial reasoning really separate us in a positive way from "lower" species? Or is it simply one of our primary tools of survival because we lack raw physical power and sharp teeth. The issue of fitting humanity into the equation of survival in such a time of turmoil can be one that keeps you alive or leads to your downfall. The question of morality and its usefulness is one confronted on a regular basis in this show.

I think when viewed through that lens the show stands up and is anything but run of the mill or middle brow. It is absolutely head and shoulders above the ever overrated Breaking Bad (which I like). I also look at the show as not trying to be anything other than what it is - a come to life version of a graphic novel. The characters are supposed to archetypal to an extent, in a sort of mythology sort of way.

glovesave_35 is offline  
Old
03-24-2012, 04:58 AM
  #831
ReverendAlBundy
Loungetown mortician
 
ReverendAlBundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fort Worth
Country: United States
Posts: 1,798
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
Best ice I've ever skated on. By far.

That rink was about 30x better than any rink I've ever skated at. Even Toyota Center.

It was run so well, so clean, and just so ****ing awesome compared to what we usually have.

We won 10-2, beat some team from Austin. Cannot believe Southlake Carroll lost to Seven Lakes, especially 5-2. I'm so scared of playing Keller though...

Anyone on here ever ref any games?
How'd midlothian do? They have a kid that plays canadian jr. A

ReverendAlBundy is offline  
Old
03-24-2012, 11:44 AM
  #832
DaStars99
Purdue Alumnus
 
DaStars99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dallas
Country: United States
Posts: 13,600
vCash: 1425
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hecantscorefromthere View Post
That rink blows. It's covered it like 2x2 squares of red lines for figure skaters. Its rather troublesome.
Isn't that were they do the curling too?

DaStars99 is offline  
Old
03-24-2012, 11:49 AM
  #833
ReverendAlBundy
Loungetown mortician
 
ReverendAlBundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fort Worth
Country: United States
Posts: 1,798
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaStars99 View Post
Isn't that were they do the curling too?
Yes.

ReverendAlBundy is offline  
Old
03-24-2012, 12:49 PM
  #834
LatvianTwist
Global Moderator
Milana <3
 
LatvianTwist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston
Country: Tibet
Posts: 17,670
vCash: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hecantscorefromthere View Post
How'd midlothian do? They have a kid that plays canadian jr. A
****, we play them in about an hour.

They killed our city champs.

Keller is absolutely destroying 7 lakes. 5 goals on 9 shots 10 minutes in. Not even fair.

LatvianTwist is online now  
Old
03-24-2012, 01:46 PM
  #835
ReverendAlBundy
Loungetown mortician
 
ReverendAlBundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fort Worth
Country: United States
Posts: 1,798
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
****, we play them in about an hour.

They killed our city champs.

Keller is absolutely destroying 7 lakes. 5 goals on 9 shots 10 minutes in. Not even fair.
Meh he's alright. He's a d-man, number 4 I think? If you forecheck hard he has trouble clearing the zone, I'll tell you that.

ReverendAlBundy is offline  
Old
03-25-2012, 08:07 AM
  #836
LatvianTwist
Global Moderator
Milana <3
 
LatvianTwist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston
Country: Tibet
Posts: 17,670
vCash: 157
We lost to Midloth 7-0. They're just too good.

Playing SL for 3rd. Keller and Midloth playing for 1st.

LatvianTwist is online now  
Old
03-25-2012, 08:20 AM
  #837
ReverendAlBundy
Loungetown mortician
 
ReverendAlBundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fort Worth
Country: United States
Posts: 1,798
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
We lost to Midloth 7-0. They're just too good.

Playing SL for 3rd. Keller and Midloth playing for 1st.
Yeah no offense, but I didn't really expect a non-metroplex team to win state.

ReverendAlBundy is offline  
Old
03-25-2012, 05:15 PM
  #838
LatvianTwist
Global Moderator
Milana <3
 
LatvianTwist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston
Country: Tibet
Posts: 17,670
vCash: 157
1. Keller
2. Midlothian
3. Cinco Ranch (H) (Best we've ever done at State)
4. Seven Lakes (H)
5. South Lake Carroll ( Still can't believe they lost in the 1st round)
6. Woodlands (H)
7. Mansfield
8. Round Rock (A)

Our last game was intense. Beat 7 Lakes 4-3 in OT. One of the best games I've ever been apart of.

Actually, this is only the Silver division, or Tier II for State. And there's a North and South Silver division. Dallas always wins every division, and it's only Dallas teams in Tier I.

How does Farmer's Branch compare to the other rinks? Because it was about 10 times better than the best Houston rink.

Does Brendan Morrow have a son, or a nephew/cousin that plays for SLC? They had one kind who kind of looked like him, was just unreal, and was named Morrow, but no one was sure if there was any relation.

LatvianTwist is online now  
Old
03-26-2012, 05:57 PM
  #839
Bennrocks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,078
vCash: 500
The Tebow media barrage is getting really ****ing old

Bennrocks is offline  
Old
03-26-2012, 06:56 PM
  #840
glovesave_35
Name
 
glovesave_35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Korea
Country: United States
Posts: 13,032
vCash: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bennrocks View Post
The Tebow media barrage is getting really ****ing old
I'm keeping up with the Stars and the NHL as much as I can these days but aside from the occasional Rangers spring training update I've kept most of the rest of the sporting world at arms length recently. So is Sanchize just gone or what's the deal with these Payton Manning dominoes?

glovesave_35 is offline  
Old
03-26-2012, 07:30 PM
  #841
LatvianTwist
Global Moderator
Milana <3
 
LatvianTwist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston
Country: Tibet
Posts: 17,670
vCash: 157
Why the hell did Denver get rid of him anyways?

I'm almost hoping Manning just crushed in a career-ending sack on the first play of his season just to shove it in his own face (he should've just retired) and the Broncos (for being so stupid). I'd hate to see him injured, but with his history, I really wouldn't be surprised to see him hurt very soon.

Quote:
Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
I'm keeping up with the Stars and the NHL as much as I can these days but aside from the occasional Rangers spring training update I've kept most of the rest of the sporting world at arms length recently. So is Sanchize just gone or what's the deal with these Payton Manning dominoes?
I don't think anyone really knows what either team is planning. Sanchez isn't really all that great, but Tebow isn't even better. The Broncos obviously think a 37 year old quarterback who's career could be ended by one hit is worth the risk of a FIVE contract.

But it's still not as stupid as the Texans blowing up their offensive line, dropping Dressen, losing the best defensive player in the NFL, and trading Ryans for just about nothing.

LatvianTwist is online now  
Old
03-26-2012, 07:37 PM
  #842
Bennrocks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,078
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
I'm keeping up with the Stars and the NHL as much as I can these days but aside from the occasional Rangers spring training update I've kept most of the rest of the sporting world at arms length recently. So is Sanchize just gone or what's the deal with these Payton Manning dominoes?
tebow is the back up for the jets now.... to introduce their back up they had a press conference in which there were 200+ credentialed media in attendance and since this whole thing happened espn has been on 24 hour tebow coverage despite march madness

Bennrocks is offline  
Old
03-26-2012, 08:01 PM
  #843
glovesave_35
Name
 
glovesave_35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Korea
Country: United States
Posts: 13,032
vCash: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
Why the hell did Denver get rid of him anyways?

I'm almost hoping Manning just crushed in a career-ending sack on the first play of his season just to shove it in his own face (he should've just retired) and the Broncos (for being so stupid). I'd hate to see him injured, but with his history, I really wouldn't be surprised to see him hurt very soon.
Why the Manning hate? All that guy has ever been is classy and will finish his career as arguably a top 2 quarterback of all time. Tebow will soon be exposed and the Broncos realized this. That's why they sought out Manning.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Bennrocks View Post
tebow is the back up for the jets now.... to introduce their back up they had a press conference in which there were 200+ credentialed media in attendance and since this whole thing happened espn has been on 24 hour tebow coverage despite march madness
Yeah I'm kinda glad I'm not around for that. There's a reason so many people are hoping the guy fails and his christ-filled postgame interviews are only part of it.

glovesave_35 is offline  
Old
03-26-2012, 08:04 PM
  #844
Stars99Lobo37
Moderator
Away Games Seen: 13
 
Stars99Lobo37's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sec 315 - Richardson
Country: United States
Posts: 43,842
vCash: 1495
Quote:
Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
Yeah I'm kinda glad I'm not around for that. There's a reason so many people are hoping the guy fails and his christ-filled postgame interviews are only part of it.
I can get over his faith crap (am not big religiously), despite it being thrown in my face whenever he talks. It's the fact that the dude gets worshiped like he is Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.

Dude has done absolutely nothing to merit the attention he gets.

__________________
"Now when people ask me where I'm from, I tell them Texas. Dallas, Texas." - Mike Modano, March 8th, 2014

Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs - 1997 to 2011 - WPHL Champions 1998, 1999, 2000 - CHL Champions 2011
Stars99Lobo37 is online now  
Old
03-26-2012, 08:04 PM
  #845
Bennrocks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,078
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
Yeah I'm kinda glad I'm not around for that. There's a reason so many people are hoping the guy fails and his christ-filled postgame interviews are only part of it.
the single good thing espn did is they counted the number of times he said excited in his press conference... it was over 40

Bennrocks is offline  
Old
03-26-2012, 08:08 PM
  #846
Brand New Stars
Registered User
 
Brand New Stars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: McKinney/C-Stat, TX
Country: United States
Posts: 2,898
vCash: 500
Seriously should be no hate for Manning. Why should he retire? He was cleared to play around the Superbowl if his nerves had been good enough to go at that point in time. That's ridiculous to say that.

Brand New Stars is offline  
Old
03-26-2012, 08:09 PM
  #847
glovesave_35
Name
 
glovesave_35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Korea
Country: United States
Posts: 13,032
vCash: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stars99Lobo37 View Post
I can get over his faith crap (am not big religiously), despite it being thrown in my face whenever he talks. It's the fact that the dude gets worshiped like he is Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.

Dude has done absolutely nothing to merit the attention he gets.
I agree with you that he's done nothing to merit the attention, at least not to the extreme like it is. I actually can't get past the religious talk though. I partly want him to fail because he's so in my face about it. I watch sports as a secular outlet and he invades that sanctity on a consistent basis.

glovesave_35 is offline  
Old
03-26-2012, 08:13 PM
  #848
Stars99Lobo37
Moderator
Away Games Seen: 13
 
Stars99Lobo37's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sec 315 - Richardson
Country: United States
Posts: 43,842
vCash: 1495
Quote:
Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
I agree with you that he's done nothing to merit the attention, at least not to the extreme like it is. I actually can't get past the religious talk though. I partly want him to fail because he's so in my face about it. I watch sports as a secular outlet and he invades that sanctity on a consistent basis.
I'd probably feel the same if I watched the NFL more, or even ESPN at that. When I see ESPN is talking about Tebow, I just changed it to the NHLN or Fox Soccer. I avoid people in real life that are super religious. Definitely don't want to watch people talk about it on TV.

Stars99Lobo37 is online now  
Old
03-26-2012, 08:26 PM
  #849
LatvianTwist
Global Moderator
Milana <3
 
LatvianTwist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston
Country: Tibet
Posts: 17,670
vCash: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
Why the Manning hate? All that guy has ever been is classy and will finish his career as arguably a top 2 quarterback of all time. Tebow will soon be exposed and the Broncos realized this. That's why they sought out Manning.
I'm a Texans fan. I have the utmost respect for him, but still hate him. I mean, when he single-handedly runs over your franchise over and over again, you can't help but hate him.

He seriously should've retired, though. Too risky IMO. And there really isn't a reason for him to come back.

I kind of feel for Indy, too. They're kind of in a situation like we were with Modano and Benn.

LatvianTwist is online now  
Old
03-26-2012, 08:57 PM
  #850
Bennrocks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,078
vCash: 500
ITS ALIVE

Bennrocks is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.