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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:53 AM »
I really feel cheated now.  Didn't get the Darth Maul 3D glasses or the Hobbit trailer!

Same here.  :(

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: January 31, 2012, 09:51 AM »
Anyone see these over the last two days?  Wow!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: January 24, 2012, 12:40 PM »
A buddy of mine is a huge Giants fan and has season tickets.  He was looking at Super Bowl tickets and he said the cheapest in the stadium are $2,400 each.  Damn.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:37 PM »
I received my case of wave 17 from EE today.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 21, 2011, 08:20 AM »
Awesome.  I can't wait to return to Middle Earth.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: December 15, 2011, 02:40 PM »
Remember that Gasol was going to the Rockets in the initial trade.  The league was concerned with the players/draft picks that the Hornets would be receiving.  I didn't share their concern considering the players New Orleans were set to get, but they are making out pretty well on this trade.  Kaman is a solid big man when he's healthy, and Eric Gordon is an absolute stud.
As far as watching the NBA, this makes me want to watch it even more.  CP3 and Griffin are two of my favorite players.  Having them on the same team is going to be awesome. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: December 15, 2011, 09:33 AM »
Looks like CP3 ended up going to LA after all.   ;)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: December 9, 2011, 01:46 PM »
Sort of feel like there could be conflict of interest, and too much power in the league front office if they're striking down trades that teams are agreeing to.  I don't like the idea of the league owning a team.

I don't see what the problem is with the trade itself.  The Lakers were going to give up Pau Gasol and Odom.  That's totally fine in terms of talent for talent.

I agree, plus the Hornets were actually making out pretty well on the deal.  From the sound of things, a few of the small-market owners complained (i.e. Dan Gilbert of the Cleveland Cavaliers) and demanded that the trade be vetoed.  Seeing that every owner technically has a 1/29th ownership stake in the Hornets, they felt like they had a say .... even though they all decided back when the league took over the team that the Hornets' GM would have all the say in making trade and operating decisions for the team.  Apparently not.

Here's Gilbert's letter to David Stern:


It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.

This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets.

Over the next three seasons this deal would save the Lakers approximately $20 million in salaries and approximately $21 million in luxury taxes. That $21 million goes to non-taxpaying teams and to fund revenue sharing.

I cannot remember ever seeing a trade where a team got by far the best player in the trade and saved over $40 million in the process. And it doesn't appear that they would give up any draft picks, which might allow to later make a trade for Dwight Howard. (They would also get a large trade exception that would help them improve their team and/or eventually trade for Howard.) When the Lakers got Pau Gasol (at the time considered an extremely lopsided trade) they took on tens of millions in additional salary and luxury tax and they gave up a number of prospects (one in Marc Gasol who may become a max-salary player).

I just don't see how we can allow this trade to happen.

I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do.

When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

Please advise...

Dan G.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: December 8, 2011, 11:52 PM »
The Paul trade was struck down by Stern.

I saw that.  Wow.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: December 8, 2011, 08:40 PM »
Looks like CP3 is going to the Lakers.  And, the Lakers can still attempt to trade Bynum for Dwight Howard.  Yikes!

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: December 2, 2011, 04:46 PM »
I picked up a couple of the Electro variants today at Wal-Mart.

The Bullpen / Re: Spider-Man (Hasbro) 3-3/4" figures
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:18 AM »
I got a Stretch Strike Venom from a friend this morning.  He found two at a local TRU.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: October 21, 2011, 10:32 AM »
Brian - I just got the Fantastic Four Future Foundation variant last week from  I saw it come in stock, called them up, and they said that all the ones they have in the warehouse are the white variant.  So I ordered one and it was what they said it was.  HTS still has them in stock.  I'm pretty confident that if your order one, it'll be white.  But you might want to call just incase.

Yeah, confirm via telephone first.  I ordered two sets back when they supposedly only had the white set in stock, and I got one of each.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: October 4, 2011, 09:46 PM »
Which absorbing man showed up?

My official guess is metal variant.

That would be correct.  Both were the metal version.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: October 4, 2011, 12:49 PM »
I just received Wave 16 in the mail from

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