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  1. Depending on the legal system there, that's not dumb at all. Sounds to me like he essentially got felony charges dropped by admitting to a misdemeanor. That's a good trade off if you ask me.
  2. One of my favorites is when the cops ran a sting in front of a known drug dealer's house. They'd already arrested the guy, but decided to take down as many buyers as they could as well. People would come up to the front of the house and ask the cops (wearing DEA jackets) where they could find the dealer. Cops told them he was out in the back yard, where the buyers would try to buy and get arrested.
  3. I could also see the Jackets going after him. They've had a good track record with picking up Montreal's waived D.
  4. He is on waivers as we speak. Smart move to do it now, before teams have a chance to settle on whether or not they want to claim a D-man.
  5. He's been going straight down hill ever since Signs. The Village was tolerable, Lady in the Water was weak, and The Happening was horrible. I didn't even both with this one, and it sounds like I made the right choice. He had such a bright future after Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs. It's a shame he's tumbled so far.
  6. I loved Due South! The first two seasons were on here in the states, but I had no idea they did two more seasons up in Canada until a cable network bought the syndication rights and all of a sudden there were episodes with the "new Ray." I now have all four seasons on DVD. Last time I got a free trial on Netflix, I got some of his more recent work. Men With Brooms was enjoyable, but I really disliked Slings and Arrows. Passchendaele still hasn't been added to their collection, which is disappointing. He was also in the short-lived ABC series Eastwick. Not a very good show, but it had some decent eye candy and a chance to see Paul in a very different role than I'd seen him in before.
  7. True, but Price would have had zero leverage in contract talks if Halak hadn't already been moved. As it stands, Price and his agent know that the only options the Habs have is to agree to his terms or head into the season with Auld as the starter.
  8. I wasn't talking about the Mossad agent, I was talking about the same person as you. I just couldn't remember his name since he's played so small a part in the scheme of things. I get much more of a mystery vibe from that storyline than a love story vibe.
  9. Were you watching the same show as me? The whole story between her and the rogue agent was just setting up her back-story and setting up a mystery about what his story is. He didn't even show up again until this week's episode. That being said, I like it, but Piper Perabo keeps me from really getting into it. I don't know what it is, but I just don't care for her. I really like Warehouse 13. It's light and fun, which is always a nice change of pace from shows that take themselves too seriously. Still not crazy about Artie, but I love the rest of the characters.
  10. His base salary was 850,000, but with bonuses, he earned 2.2 million. Thus, he arrogantly believe that he deserves a raise on the 2.2 million, as opposed to the 850,000. He has the team by the balls - they traded away a playoff hero to make him the starter. He and his agent know that Montreal's options are to either sign him or to go into the season with Auld as the starter. Just a long list in the ways that Montreal has screwed up the goalie situation for the last 4 years.
  11. Huh? I'm just disputing your opinion that the Lakes are the NBA's royalty.
  12. The Celtics still have more titles than the Lakers and no NBA dynasty was greater that the Celtics during the Bill Russell years.
  13. I actually felt just the opposite. Then again, since Blockbuster didn't have disc 1 of season 1 when I decided to give the show I try, I ended up starting with season 2. I would guess that whatever season a person watches would be their favorite, because it's such a shock to the system. After that, it just starts to get a bit stale. I watched through the end, but it got a bit too predictable.
  14. 100% unequivocally true! The poster below me still misses Firefly.
  15. Wash your hands after typing such things! The Futurama premier was excellent!
  16. It's Jesse Jackson, what do you expect? The man is a racist.
  17. Is Brent Butt's new show, Hiccups, any good? I got to watch the pilot on YouTube and thought it was ok, but CTV decided to be stingy and make YouTube take it down. What's weird is that they don't seem to have any issue with Corner Gas being on there and its the one that is/was their big money maker.
  18. I know a number of people have mentioned Rookie Blue, you'll be pleased to know it's already renewed for a second season. Canwest must have given it to ABC dirt cheap. You don't often see a show with such mediocre numbers renewed, even summer shows.
  19. I don't see anything wrong with it. They paid for the shirts and jerseys, so as long as they're not damaging anyone else's property it's no big deal.
  20. Don't forget that guys who straight up leave a team to sign with another leave 30 million dollars on the table to do so. LeBron and Bosh both ended up doing sign-and-trade deals to make up 10-15 million of those 30 million. Sorry, but when you're already making 110 million, 15 million is hardly a sacrifice. They didn't go solely for the money, but they didn't exactly not go for the money either. But like I've said, I applaud all three for taking a hit, even a minor one, to go for the championship. Wade and Bosh are cool with me. I just hate how LeBron handled it. Good article: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/sto...mp;sportCat=nba
  21. It was a comparison based on how the fans felt about the players. Both were hometown heroes to the fans. Richard brought Cups and LeBron was supposed to be the one who ended the city of Cleveland's years of suffering (no championships in any sport since the 60's). LeBron pretty much ran the team while he was here, so yeah, he kinda owes them. They didn't do anything without asking him about it first, lest they ***** him off and scare him away. They gave LeBron plenty of pieces, there was no good reason the Cavs didn't make the finals and second time with him. They improved every year after they made the finals, LeBron just couldn't carry them again. And like I said all along, it's not about the fact that he left for me. I hadn't followed the NBA in years before LeBron and could not have cared less about the Cavs. So I'm not a Cavs fan who had his heart torn out. I was just a guy who thought LeBron was a guy who seemed to break the stereotypes about typical NBA stars. He was well-spoken and seemed down to earth. He didn't seem like an ego-maniac. So creating a circus around himself destroyed that perception. Even if he'd stayed, I was going to have a tough time rooting for him anymore. Dan Gilbert went over the top, but the word narcissist certainly applies. With a max contract and endorsements, LeBron makes 20+ million a year after taxes (even more than that since there are no state income taxes in Florida). On top of that, he's already pulled down over a 100 million post taxes over the last seven years. He could have donated two and half million to Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America and not even missed it. He didn't need to create an hour long self-love-fest to make a big donation. You're darn right I wouldn't have done the same thing in his shoes. I have more class and integrity than that. I would have felt that the attention should be focused on the three of us (myself, Bosh, and Wade) coming together to win championships. Instead, he made it about himself, hoisting himself on a pedestal above his two new teammates. Like I've said already, that's just not who I thought LeBron was. If he hadn't created a whole circus around himself, I would be sitting here praising him for wanting to team up with two other great players. I would be excited to see if three stars could co-exist in today's NBA. I still like Bosh and Wade, they handled themselves well through all of this.
  22. At least they're smart enough to riot when something goes bad, instead of when they go good.
  23. I wouldn't go that far, especially if the three of them have success. I don't think hockey is seen in a positive or negative light. I think it's just in the dark. It only gets attention if something really good happens or something really bad. It's in the same state NASCAR used to be in. Before it was on ESPN, it was largely ignored and poked fun at. That's how hockey has been since it moved to Versus. Yeah, but in ten years his free agency isn't going to be a huge deal. A lot can happen in ten years and it's unlikely that he's still going to be popping 50 goals and 100 points a year by that time. Imagine that Maurice Richard, in his prime, had decided to go to Toronto to announce that he was leaving the Habs to join Gordie Howe in Detroit. That is how Cavs fans are feeling. On top of that, much of the anger has to do with how he handled it. All he had to do was make a simple press release earlier in the week thanking Cleveland for the last 7 years, but that he felt it was best for him to move on. Instead, he created a whole circus act with days of buildup so that he could have his own television special. How self-important. Fans who loved him and thought he was a classy guy found out the truth about him and it hurts.
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