“Last night I watched 42 for the first time. My 6 year old son watched it with me. Now of course this was set in 1947 but word for word i heard this quote
"I don't think football (baseball) is ready for [a n-word} just yet," said an NFL (MLB) player personnel assistant. "In the coming decade or two, it's going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game. To call somebody a [n-word] is still so commonplace. It'd chemically imbalance an NFL (MLB) locker room and meeting room."
“I guess those parents could spend the time with their kids to teach them and sacrifice their time a little. Over scheduling etc happens later..not at pre school age... it's just expensive lazy parenting.”
“it has nothing to do with Kobe. Why is it always about Kobe!”
MDCA on Jul 7, 2013 at 21:53:22
“Howard's people let it be known that Kobe's "presentation" about his "Mentoring Program" was the biggest turn off for Dwight and was instrumental in his decision to leave $30 MILLION on the table and run out the door.”
rikadarling on Jul 7, 2013 at 20:43:08
“More than likely it's about D'Antoni and in a way I can't blame him.”
“I am a Dodger fan and have seen him from the start. He is for real no doubt about it. Already making adjustments.Last guy to come up like him was Mondesi. And Puig is way better than that so far. Historic even. It's been a great watch so far..”
“Fire her. Say why, thank her for everything and agree to move on.. I'm Being honest.. I stayed home as a parent for 5 years from birth till 5 with 2 kids. I get how this lady means it. I get that she would never give them away (most likely). It's a joke. I get all of it. My take is you pay her to do something and she leads and teaches your kids whether she means to or not. She has one job, the safety and well being of your kids. She is failing at one part of it. Clearly the kids at 4 just wait till they are 5( or almost 6 in my case) are telling you something. Listen to them. They remember that statement she makes. why? and i think if u look at why... most answers would make you want to re consider if the kids should be around that. You can get someone else to be competent.”
“I agree. I think there are two things at play here..1. if they keep him he will be a nice 2nd option down the line and a player they build around as a quasi first option now. not worth a max contract on paper, totally agree. 2. who the heck else will they get to make the fans excited about next year. that answer is no one. Is that worth the price, maybe not on the court, but to the business. If it were me, id do what the celtics are doing, blow it up and start over..but Kobe wont stand for that so then they risk loosing Kobe. Which again on paper might not be the right thing to do for basketball reasons but not business ones. A Kobe comeback even on an avg team will sell in LA. So having Kobe and Dwight next year will pay for the contract and then it's just a very expensive sunk cost if he does not regain form (he did play good basketball in the 2nd half, not elite but pretty good). D'Antoni is gone if Howard comes back i'd predict.”
djkut33 on Jun 29, 2013 at 21:24:20
“I like what you saying they need to blow up the team, I would not be so concern how Kobe feels at his point he is on his last leg. If they don't watch it the Lakers will be rebuilding where its too late and other teams will be established and winning titles and the Lakers will be wondering why they were so concerned with how Kobe feels.”
yaskeptik on Jun 28, 2013 at 23:17:59
“Good point about Kobe.
He deserves another shot, but I'm wondering if sign-and-trade involving coupe decent players from Houston or Dallas would not serve better. Lakers have many shortcomings which need to be addressed if we are to contend. I'd hate to lose Pau or see him underutilized in presence of D12.
The biggest concern I have with D12 is 5 years commitment at max money. Will strangle us if something goes wrong”
“I am not a D Howard fan. I am a laker fan but this guy played hurt all year and played half a season with a torn labrum after having back surgery. So people should ease off a little. That said yah I don't care if he comes back or not..but i'd much rather have him than D'Antoni”
yaskeptik on Jun 28, 2013 at 21:13:43
“What you noticed is that D12 does not have plan "fall back" in his game.
His game is all athleticism and not much anything else. He needs to be 100% healthy to be the star he once was.
I think it'll be foolish to mortgage the franchise for 5years $118M contract he'll demand, on assumption that he'll be healthy over duration of it.
I'm not fan D'Antoni's system. I think it was a big mistake to hire him. But I would not give 5 years max to D12 regardless who's the HC.”
“We thought we were funny. My under 19 team 20 something years ago, we named our selves the Nads. The parents on the sideline would scream like crazy..Go Nads. Go Nads. Lets go!!”
LikeaRollingStone on Jun 27, 2013 at 16:37:46
“I think just about every college had at least one intramural team with the Nads name.
The best intramural name I ever heard was "Game Cancelled" because the guys were terrible and they hoped that someone would see Game Cancelled on the schedule and not show up. Apparently, they actually picked up a few forfeits that way. It's not the most noble way to avoid a winless season, but it's kind of funny.”
“I had worked for 10 year in Corporate America. My son was born in Nov 2007 and I then spent 5 years as a stay at home dad. My daughter is now 3. I am not particularly accomplished. I'm good, not great at my job. I don't have a college degree. I live in California and make a pretty decent living. It took me about 3 weeks to get a job and I started in February of this year. I miss being at home. In any case don't worry about it, things will work out in the end is my advice. If you have a chance to stay home with your kids then DO IT! (if it suits you) The best way to get a job is referrals. It's how I got mine. from someone I knew 25 years ago in high school who is also in my industry and we reconnected when i was a stay at home parent surfing facebook. what i did was stay current in a friendly fashion with all my ex co workers and friends and then put some feelers out. Soon I had a few offers to choose from. I went to one interview! One!. Come on, this is no excuse. Did I take a paycut? Yes. I'll work my way back to where I was. I have accepted this...”
“I don't know each kid is different I guess. I was a stay at home father for 5 years (kids are 5 and 3 now). I can tell you what does work as I have two wonderful well behaved kids... At least for our family what has worked up till now has been.....Not doing timeouts.”
paprlady on Apr 28, 2013 at 13:12:27
“You hit the nail on the head: Each kid is different, as is every parent. The goal is to get children to understand the consequences of their behaviors within the context of their families and their communities, and choose the right ones.”
“One day she won't have time to care. My wife breast fed both of our kids until just about 3 years old and I supported her 1000000 percent and she would never post photos of it. But then my wife dosen't want the attention and does not care what others think. She just does what's best for our kids. Posting photos on a public site of them feeding isn't whats best for them. Is it?”
“I'd do anything to be a stay at home dad again. After 5 years of it raisng two toddlers I recently went back to the corporate world. When (if) I am a stay at home dad again, anyone can call me whatever the heck they want.”
“I never had showtime..In Nov I started season 1. And I finished season 7 in mid January. Loved it. I think they should end the show though. I loved the last season as well. I thought it was the best season since season 2. I loved the whole show with some seasons kinda just being ok plot wise but quirky and interesting enough. Seeing it condensed makes the exp more like one big book. It would be nice to get a great finish..”
“No. Made ours stronger but I should add our kids are only 5 and 3 and we were older when we were married (in our 30's) Our roles were reversed I was a stay at home dad till recently for 5 years. It's been amazing for me to see my wife with our kids and all the great things she does at work. Likewise she sees just how dedicated (but balanced) i have been as a father. Our goals were the same before kids arrived and we work as a team and are on the same page about things. I have never been happier.”
ageofconsent on Mar 3, 2013 at 22:36:12
“Good for you, I always thought that in many cases stay-at-home dads would be better, we are just more easy going.”
Jan 29, 2013 at 01:35:39
“first movie I ever saw in a theater was 1977. Star Wars. I was 6. Phantom Menace was such a disappointment, same with the next two. But then something funny happened to me in 2007. I had a kid. And then 4 years later he watched Star Wars with me. Then all 6 movies and the clone war cartoons. He loves all of it, but loves the new stuff the most.”
millebocca on Jan 29, 2013 at 08:17:17
“lucas was parenting his young kids at the time (cast em in small parts) and i've always thought he was fully influenced by his daddyness in the making of the 3 - they are totally "kidded down". still, our 9 yr old prefers the original 3.”
Carachama on Jan 29, 2013 at 07:53:49
“I am in the same boat. The kid made me see I-III in a different light. Unlike your kid, though, mine does prefer the originals, but he does really like the clones.”
“off with her head is too easy of an out. she needs to suffer in pain for the rest of her life.”
Patricia Hollister on Jan 19, 2013 at 04:39:21
“I disagree; this one will find a way to bully cell mates into giving her their food. She'll be a loud mouth bully in jail and people in jail tend to "look up to" this type in jail. Life in prison should consist of everyone giving her hell,and insults all day, but that would be "denying her rights... "”
JJMann11 on Jan 18, 2013 at 22:39:47
“The massive shock that goes through one's mind/brain when the head is severed is a shock to the system like no other. The brain is alive and functioning and the eyes see all for a few minutes before the loss of oxygen and blood finally shut down the brain for good. Having spent seven years in the Middle-East and been around public executions, then having discussed the happening(s) with Forensic and Medical Specialists, this would be a fitting means of Capitol Punishment here in the U.S. and relatively inexpensive in comparison to the needle, or chair. A modern day guillotine once built, would last indefinetly with minor routine maintenance.”