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JD Sports Forum! / Who's Still Playing Sports?
« on: August 10, 2015, 09:40 PM »
I recently had the itch to get back into competitive sports after sitting on the sidelines and coaching my sons' teams for many years.  After high school and patella tendon replacement surgery, I couldn't really play high impact sports without the fear of injuring my knee again.  I played sand volleyball for many years (and had to have ACL replacement while playing) and 12" softball, but could never find a rec baseball team that I was able to compete on.  Baseball was always my favorite sport growing up and always wished I could have continued to play.

We moved to a different town about a year and a half ago and I caught wind of an over 40 baseball league.  I finally ended up catching a game this past weekend and think that with a bit of practice I could compete again.  So I'm wondering, is there anyone else out there that is still playing rec sports like baseball, basketball, hockey, etc. and are you able to compete and have fun?  Specifically I'm looking for any of my over 40 brethren's experiences, but I'd like to hear from everyone.  Thanks guys.

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Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 7, 2015, 05:47 PM »
I made a custom Clone Wars Armor Obi-Wan too, but can't find the picture of him.

You mean this one?  I found it in the customs thread:



And thought I'd throw mine in there again for old time's sake:


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Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 6, 2015, 07:53 AM »
In regards to my above question I seem to recall iamsith doing some customs back in the day, I'm not sure if anyone has any knowledge on dismantling or breaking apart kubricks.

Yes, I did several customs back in the day.  Most of the brick torsos are glued so you have to break them apart.  I would remove the arms and go in with a razor blade along the side.  Once the blade was in slightly I would start to rotate it until I could see the two pieces coming apart.  Stick the blade in further and then give it a good turn and it should split in two.  You may end up with a small hole where you first went in with the blade, but if you are adding robes or when you put the arms back on it shouldn't be too noticeable.  You may also need to superglue the torso back together when you're done so that it stays together.  Hope that helps.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: July 7, 2015, 07:57 AM »
I need to ask a simple question that I have not been able to find an answer to anywhere.  When Disney first announced the new trilogy, they specifically called them Episodes 7, 8 & 9.  However, since the name of the film has been released, I've never seen TFA referred to as Episode VII - The Force Awakens.  I know that when the OT was released, the posters and trailers never referred to the movies as Episodes (there was no Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back).  And the only place this showed up was in the initial crawl.  But when the Prequels came out, the 'Episode I' was more prevalent on the poster than either 'SW' or 'TPM'.  And it was always referred to as SW EPI TPM in the commercials, trailers, etc..  So the question is, are they consciously trying to avoid the utilization of Episode VII in all the discussion/advertising on purpose, or is this truly not going to be referred to as EP7?

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« on: July 2, 2015, 08:15 AM »
I'd like to see them try to get something done for Vermette but I'm not going to hold my breath.

Thankfully I wasn't holding my breath as Vermette goes back to Arizona...  Okay, Saad, Richards, Vermette.  Who's next?

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« on: July 1, 2015, 11:30 PM »
Oh and Chicago extended Anisomov so that makes that Saad trade look better already though I know the Hawks fans don't feel like it.

Honestly, we have relatively short memories because I remember the uproar after the first Cup and the players that were traded/let go.  Then after they won the second, I didn't hear anyone bitching about the fact that all those guys were gone.  As long as Anisomov turns out to be a productive player over the next 5 years of his contract, I don't think too many people will compare his numbers to Saad's over that same period.

Oh and just because we're keeping score, Richards is also gone to the Wings.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:30 PM »
So Chicago just upped and traded Saad.  Didn't see it happening like that but oh well.

I'm still in shock over this.  Going to take me a while to get over this one...  I like to believe that Bowman knows what he's doing considering the teams he's put together over the last several years and the number of Cups they've won.  However, I for one considered Saad as part of the 'Future of the Franchise' players to go along with Towes and Kane, so it's really hard for me to understand this move.  Please someone help me make sense of this.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« on: June 24, 2015, 11:28 PM »
I've finally come off the high of the last week and the joy of a third Cup in my lifetime.  I have been blessed to be a fan of Chicago teams that have won Championships in every sport that I care about.  Bear, Bulls, White Sox and Blackhawks.  My wife is the only one in the house that is still holding out hope that this year will bring her Cubs a World Series.  I will support her in her misery later this year when that doesn't come to fruition... Again...

Now the focus goes from the joy of seeing them win, to the heartbreak of who will be leaving the team to make Cap space.  I just really hope that they can keep the Saadfather for many more years to come.  He has definitely emerged as one of my favorites on the team.  And I was glad to see TVR make it back from the patella injury.  He started off having a great season and it was too bad he got sidelined for as long as he did.

Unfortunately I have a feeling that Sharp and Oduya are gone (assuming Oduya recovers from elbow surgery and someone takes him) and wouldn't be surprised if Bickell is no longer on the bench come the season opener.  I'd like to see them try to get something done for Vermette but I'm not going to hold my breath.  I think that Richards would likely resign for more than last season but it's just a matter of whether they want to pay him or use the money elsewhere.

Going to be an interesting off season for sure!

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: June 21, 2015, 10:05 AM »
What a great Father's Day treat to watch this with my sons this morning.  Very happy that they are getting into some of the things that made TCW so good.  Also loved some of the small nods to the OT and concept art (e.g., Kanan fighting Vader and the original Vader/Skywalker McQuarrie drawing).  I definitely think that Ahsoka knows and lied to the two of them.  Can't wait to see a fight between Vader and Ahsoka!  Also can't wait to see the new Inquisitor...

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: June 4, 2015, 08:57 AM »
After the first 5-10 minutes of the first period I thought the Blackhawks were going to be in trouble.  Couldn't believe that crazy goal; nothing Crawford could do about that one.  Extremely happy they were able to steal the first game.  I just hope they don't come out flat again like that.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: June 1, 2015, 07:08 PM »
Up next...

Blackhawks (6)
Lightning (6)

Okay, off by one game each, but excellent prediction.  Can you please predict another Cup for the Hawks (even though I just read you're rooting for the Bolts)?  Thank you, that will be all...

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: May 21, 2015, 11:48 PM »
Dammit! >:( >:( >:(

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: May 20, 2015, 06:09 PM »
Absolute zombie today.  Can honestly say that I fell asleep during both OT intermissions only to wake up again when the periods started.  Was conscious for the Shaw headbutt and the Kreuger winner.  Also saw Crawford standing on his head a few too many times for my liking, but I'm still trying to figure out if I actually saw what I saw or if it was because I was looking at the TV while laying on my side...

Anyway, it wouldn't be a Blackhawks playoff series if there wasn't an OT, 2OT, 3OT game in there somewhere.  Now time to hold serve at home before 'Goin' Back to Cali'.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: May 17, 2015, 11:10 PM »
Well, that was an unfortunate start to the Western Conference Finals for my guys.  I knew this was going to be a hard fought, physical series.  However, I was hoping that they would look better than they did.

Oh well, on to Game 2.  I'd definitely be happy with a split heading back to Chicago...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 16, 2015, 11:44 AM »
I was finally able to go out and see it last night.  Definitely going to need to see it again before I rank it in terms of the other MCU movies.  I think my main 'problem' was that I saw it with my wife who is not a big fan of continuous fighting scenes, so she had pretty much checked out by the time they made it to South Africa...

*Spoilers* in my commentary.

I definitely enjoyed it and continue to laugh at the unexpected humor (e.g., Hawkeye talking about Quicksilver).  But some of the opening fight scenes were too over the top/CGI for my liking (thinking when Cap throws the motorcycle).  I know that we are talking about a Superhero movie though so I take that stuff in stride.

I thought that Spader was the perfect voice for Ultron.  But not having been a die-hard Avengers comic book fanboy, the introduction of the Ultron project by Stark/Banner and then the realization of it in the movie was a bit too fast for my understanding/liking.  It was as if the entire backstory of it had already been introduced in another movie that I had missed and I wasn't in on the information...

I'm going to miss having J.A.R.V.I.S. as the voice/operating system inside the Iron Man suits.  Not sure how I feel about F.R.I.D.A.Y. yet and will have to see how things go in Cap 3 before I finalize that opinion.

So overall, another solid, entertaining and enjoyable Marvel production that I'm sure will rank high on my list once I've had a chance to dissect it over and over again.

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