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Well March Madness is well underway, but as usual, not around the BlueTower, as neither I nor MrsBlue have any interest in college hoops. In fact the list of sports that I prefer to watch over college basketball is pretty lengthy: pro (NFL) football, pro baseball, pro basketball, hockey, softball, rally racing, NASCAR racing, dog shows, and of course, poker.

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22. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 21:50 nin
 
As the poker I have seen does not have hot Latin chicks dancing around in tight outfits having sex with lots of guys.

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21. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 20:34 1badmf
 
where do you get your rally racing fix from? speedtv doesn't broadcast the FIA WRC anymore as far as i know.

 
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20. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 19:06 Enahs
 
It's like a spanish soap opera without all the talking.

What poker are you watching? As the poker I have seen does not have hot Latin chicks dancing around in tight outfits having sex with lots of guys.

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19. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 18:30 The Half Elf
 
Actually for some strange reason I really enjoy watching poker. It's like a spanish soap opera without all the talking.

 
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18. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 15:48 nin
 
It's a sorry day for softball when someone chooses to argue that it is not a sport, and leaves the poker reference untouched.

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17. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 15:24  Blue 
 
While that is all true, Blue. Be sure to point the blame were it belongs -- squarely on the shoulders of the presidents of the universities and their lame attempts to insist those athletes are students first.

I agree 100%. But placing the blame where it belongs doesn't make the hypocracy sit any better with me.

I didn't realize that dog shows or softball were considered sports, Blue.

It's a sorry day for softball when someone chooses to argue that it is not a sport, and leaves the poker reference untouched.
 
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16. Ran across this.... Mar 19, 2007, 15:05 Warhawk
 
in the on-line edition of local paper (Sacramento Bee):

http://www.sacbee.com/107/story/140477.html

Sacramento among top video game markets

"God of War" or "Guitar Hero," Sacramentans can't get enough gaming. The Sacramento market, which includes Stockton and Modesto, is among the nation's leaders in households that own a video game system, according to a new survey released by Scarborough Research.

Salt Lake City led all markets with video game systems in 32 percent of households, but Sacramento was No. 4 and tied with Indianapolis, Green Bay, Wisc. and Atlanta at 28 percent. Fort Meyers/Naples, Fla. was the lowest of the 76 markets surveyed at 15 percent.

Other major California markets surveyed included Fresno/Visalia (24 percent), Los Angeles (23), San Diego (23) and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose (21).

The most popular video game system the past two months, according to MarketWatch.com, has been Nintendo's Wii console. Other hot video game systems are Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.

According to Deirdre McFarland, Scarborough's vice president of marketing and communications, younger-skewing markets with more children, tend to rate higher in video game systems in households.


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15. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 14:10 The Half Elf
 
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh get'im Blue, he won't be so cocky when his ankles are chewed off by the toy class.


Ray back? Ok when the hell did Blues Boards turn into the Lost?

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14. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 13:58 Cutter
 
I didn't realize that dog shows or softball were considered sports, Blue.


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13. No subject Mar 19, 2007, 13:57 Mr. Tact
 
While that is all true, Blue. Be sure to point the blame were it belongs -- squarely on the shoulders of the presidents of the universities and their lame attempts to insist those athletes are students first.  
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12. Re: LCD Monitors Mar 19, 2007, 13:57 Cutter
 
Happy Ray Marden day!


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11. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 13:48  Blue 
 
WOW! I cant believe anyone would rank PRO-basketball over college b-ball. Strange...

Big-time college sports is so hypocritical it nauseates me. The term "student athlete" is for the most part an oxymoron. There have been cases where college scholarships have been awared to players who were illiterate.

I like my pro athletes to at least admit they're getting paid.
 
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10. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 13:29 AnarKane
 
Don't blame you, Blue. Since Wisconsin got bounced because they couldn't hit their shots (and two very weak calls against them, but UNLV could claim the same), I could care less about it anymore.  
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9. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 13:24 Mr. Tact
 
I can't believe anyone still watches NFL. I gave up on that years ago. With all the timeouts, flags, coachus interuptus, commercial breaks, and other delays, it's easily now the most boring of the 'big three'.

Dude, three tvs and the direct tv package. Nothing but football. Well, sometimes the aren't enough late games... but for the most part.
 
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8. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 13:06 Choachy
 
WOW! I cant believe anyone would rank PRO-basketball over college b-ball. Strange...

 
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7. Re: LCD Monitors Mar 19, 2007, 12:43 Warhawk
 
Ray's alive?

Apparently. The lost one has returned!



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6. Re: No subject Mar 19, 2007, 12:32 Syntarsus
 
People still watch pro baseball and basketball? Gave up on those years ago.

I can't believe anyone still watches NFL. I gave up on that years ago. With all the timeouts, flags, coachus interuptus, commercial breaks, and other delays, it's easily now the most boring of the 'big three'.

 
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5. Re: LCD Monitors Mar 19, 2007, 12:21 JM
 

I just got this one for a little over $600 and am blown away by its quality. Not a bad price when you consider what a similar offering from Apple costs.

http://reviews.digitaltrends.com/review4337_main21693.html

 
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4. Re: LCD Monitors Mar 19, 2007, 12:17 nin
 

Wait wait wait...

Ray's alive?






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3. LCD Monitors Mar 19, 2007, 12:03 Ray Marden
 
Good 'ol UPS demolished my lovely CRT - a Viewsonic P225FB (http://www.viewsonic.com/support/desktopdisplays/crtmonitors/proseries/p225fb/.)

Some five weeks later, my claim has been approved and paid for. Obviously, I am now looking for a new monitor to buy and, with everything going to LCD, I was curious what people would recommend?

I am looking at stuff in the $400-$600 range. $400 would be great, $500 would be ok, and it better be angelic if I am spending $600+ on it. Are there any models all of you would suggest? Certain manufacturers? Should I opt for widescreen?

I have done some looking online, but various sites like different monitors. Also, where do all of you stand on widescreen? It seems like a nice idea, but from what I have read thus far, the standard monitors still have an edge over their widescreen bretheren.

Some office and school work will be performed on the monitor, but the monitor's primary focus will be gaming. In the interim, I picked up a Viewsonic VA730m (http://www.viewsonic.com/products/desktopdisplays/lcddisplays/valueseries/va730m/index.htm) and, though not high end, I have been very satisfied with it, especially for the $180 I paid. This monitor tops out at 1280x1024, but I would really like to get back the 1600x1200 I was running at (much less the 2048x1536 I was capable of.)

Let me know.

Thanks!,
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