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jojo
04-20-2007, 07:08 AM
How about giving Josh a special forum all his own like the gamethreads or minor leagues gets-at least until everyone gets comfortable with the idea of him?

rotnoid
04-20-2007, 10:46 AM
It might help to separate the man-love from the discussion. I'm happy he's producing, but sometimes it seems to be over the top. Let's wait until he gets through the league once before anointing him the second coming of the Babe (though I hear he does have a helluva fastball ;) ). Lots of guys have great Aprils and then regress into the back of their baseball cards. Just ask Chris Shelton who had 8 HRs this time last year. I have no reason to believe that Hamilton will do so, but there's also no good reason to believe he can keep up this torid pace for 150 more games.

Don't get me wrong, I'm as excited as the next guy, but it's all a little pre-mature in my mind. It's a great story and it's nice to have something to cheer for, but let's wait a few months before going crazy.

membengal
04-20-2007, 10:50 AM
How about giving Josh a special forum all his own like the gamethreads or minor leagues gets-at least until everyone gets comfortable with the idea of him?


Feeling grumpy about your spring training posts about him?

Joseph
04-20-2007, 10:57 AM
So we should open a forum so no one has to read about something positive happening for the Reds and everyone can get back to their cynical and at times incessant bashing of Junior, strikeouts, Narron, and 'The Trade'?

Sorry Josh is interrupting the 'fun' for everyone.

rotnoid
04-20-2007, 11:16 AM
That wasn't the point, I don't think. The point is that it's being over done. Every day there are more and more threads opened about the amazingness he exhibits on a nightly basis where the existing threads could be used just as easily to spew superlatives (which even Thom has proclaimed to be running out of).

I think you'll find that I don't particularly enjoy the incessant bashing either, but I also think a little perspective is in order.

edabbs44
04-20-2007, 11:19 AM
Jojo's right...what's the difference between what he is saying and this thread?

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56966

jojo
04-20-2007, 11:20 AM
Feeling grumpy about your spring training posts about him?

Nope....they were dead on valid arguments

Joseph
04-20-2007, 11:20 AM
I understand Rotnoid, I'm merely trying to get across that this board is about Reds discussion and while there are instances where enough is enough, there also has to be some balance between the two [positive and negative]. It's a Reds discussion board, but some new members might think its simply a Reds bashing board and I'm fairly certain the founders didn't exactly have that in mind when they shelled out for the original domain name.

Times will be good, and times will be bad, and there needs to be a balance and intelligent discussion that surrounds both of those times and not just skewed to one side. I think the Hamilton threads are simply the pendulum fighting to swing back from the extreme negatives this board has seen all to much of in recent times.

registerthis
04-20-2007, 11:21 AM
That wasn't the point, I don't think. The point is that it's being over done.

Oh please.

What ISN'T "over done" on this board? There isn't a single topic that doesn't get drug to the ground, beaten senseless, buried, dug up, and shot again.

And just so I'm clear: we're complaining about TOO MANY compliments being given to a player?

Give me a break.

jojo
04-20-2007, 11:23 AM
So we should open a forum so no one has to read about something positive happening for the Reds and everyone can get back to their cynical and at times incessant bashing of Junior, strikeouts, Narron, and 'The Trade'?

Sorry Josh is interrupting the 'fun' for everyone.

Nope....we should open a forum so that the 6 differently titled yet overlapping threads about Josh have a better home.

Think about it....it could be the giddiest corner of the zone where cynacism would virtually be nonexistent....

think utopia..... just saying is all....

rotnoid
04-20-2007, 11:23 AM
Times will be good, and times will be bad, and there needs to be a balance and intelligent discussion that surrounds both of those times and not just skewed to one side. I think the Hamilton threads are simply the pendulum fighting to swing back from the extreme negatives this board has seen all to much of in recent times.

I hope you're right. While my "born on date" says this year, I was a poster years ago (I'm guess before the crash) and left for that very reason. I couldn't take the negativity any more. I don't intend to be part of the wave of newbies that are making negativity the rule of the day, I love the Reds (as most of us here do) and hold on to hope until mathematically eliminated. I guess I'm just agreeing that there are times when enough is enough and we're quickly approaching that threshhold here.

zombie-a-go-go
04-20-2007, 11:25 AM
Nope....we should open a forum so that the 6 differently titled yet overlapping threads about Josh have a better home.

Think about it....it could be the giddiest corner of the zone where cynacism would virtually be nonexistent....

think utopia..... just saying is all....

I've got an idea too. Alas, we have rules that prevent me from expressing it. Only thing that separates us from the savages, rules are. Well, that and microbreweries.

jojo
04-20-2007, 11:27 AM
Oh please.

What ISN'T "over done" on this board?

Some might argue that the Reds cheerleaders don't get enough props on the zone....

:cool:

registerthis
04-20-2007, 11:27 AM
Nope....we should open a forum so that the 6 differently titled yet overlapping threads about Josh have a better home.

Sure.

And while we're at it, let's also create forums for "Dunn's Ks", "Junior's Suckitude/Retirement Party", "Narron's Idiocy", "Our Bullpen is Crap", "Eric Milton's HR Fest", "Freel's Dirty Shirts" and "Narron Hates On EdE".

I'm sure there could be others, but while we're talking about segmenting the board, these are the ones I came up with off the top of my head.

zombie-a-go-go
04-20-2007, 11:30 AM
Some might argue that the Reds cheerleaders don't get enough props on the zone....

:cool:


The cheerleaders are the second best thing about sitting behind the home dugout.

macro
04-20-2007, 01:17 PM
I don't agree with creating a dedicated forum, because this isn't the first "hot topic" (positive or negative) to hit the board and it won't be the last. But, I have merged four threads in Reds Live that were little more than links to online articles. Since there wasn't much discussion in them, it made for a fairly clean merge, and will allow people who want to read these articles to find them in one place.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56896

As best I can tell by quickly browsing them, the other Hamilton threads are each pertaining to a different aspect of his story and/or have generated considerable discussion. Merging them would cause more confusion than anything, at this point.

zombielady
04-20-2007, 07:50 PM
The cheerleaders are the second best thing about sitting behind the home dugout.

WHAT?!
:censored:

jmcclain19
04-20-2007, 10:17 PM
WHAT?!
:censored:

How's that old saying go?

Doesn't matter where you get your appetite from, as long as you go home for "supper"

Heath
04-20-2007, 10:30 PM
WHAT?!
:censored:

He said second favorite.

First is obviously you.

Why are women SOOOOO difficult?

ochre
04-20-2007, 10:44 PM
I've got an idea too. Alas, we have rules that prevent me from expressing it. Only thing that separates us from the savages, rules are. Well, that and microbreweries.
and electric dryers.

zombielady
04-20-2007, 11:10 PM
He said second favorite.

First is obviously you.

Why are women SOOOOO difficult?

Oh, yeah... ;) That's it... I'm sure :rolleyes:

:p:


How's that old saying go?

Doesn't matter where you get your appetite from, as long as you go home for "supper"

um... ewww...

RFS62
04-20-2007, 11:17 PM
The cheerleaders are the second best thing about sitting behind the home dugout.


WHAT?!
:censored:



I'm sure he meant that seeing them up close makes him proud to be married to a babe who puts those cheerleaders to shame.

Yeah, that's what he meant.

Really.

zombielady
04-20-2007, 11:31 PM
I'm sure he meant that seeing them up close makes him proud to be married to a babe who puts those cheerleaders to shame.

Yeah, that's what he meant.

Really.

:D Ok, that I'll buy... :mooner:

jojo
04-21-2007, 07:20 AM
I was just popping off....I didn't mean for this thread to break up a happy marriage....

Besides, if he's got you seats right behind the dugout, it's obvious his love for you is a special kind of love....:notworthy

zombie-a-go-go
04-23-2007, 12:00 PM
I was just popping off....I didn't mean for this thread to break up a happy marriage....


You think this is bad, you should see the fights we get into over original vs. remake Dawn of the Dead... curses are screamed, crockery broken, cats hurled across rooms... a row over the Reds cheerleaders is nothing, I assure you. :cool:

:lol:

zombie-a-go-go
04-23-2007, 12:01 PM
and electric dryers.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, yo.

Jaycint
04-23-2007, 07:13 PM
You think this is bad, you should see the fights we get into over original vs. remake Dawn of the Dead... curses are screamed, crockery broken, cats hurled across rooms... a row over the Reds cheerleaders is nothing, I assure you. :cool:

:lol:

Zombie please tell me you fall in the original Dawn of the Dead camp. The '04 version was nothing more than an action flick. Running zombies...Bah!

:)

Top 5 Zombie flicks of all time while I'm at it wasting company time:

1. Dawn of the Dead (original)
2. Shaun of the Dead
3. Night of the Living Dead
4. Day of the Dead
5. Return of the Living Dead

jojo
04-23-2007, 07:34 PM
Zombie please tell me you fall in the original Dawn of the Dead camp. The '04 version was nothing more than an action flick. Running zombies...Bah!

:)

Top 5 Zombie flicks of all time while I'm at it wasting company time:

1. Dawn of the Dead (original)
2. Shaun of the Dead
3. Night of the Living Dead
4. Day of the Dead
5. Return of the Living Dead

I've wondered this for some time, in fact most of my life, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to ask... Does a zombie movie have to have dead in it's title in order to be good?

Jaycint
04-23-2007, 07:54 PM
I've wondered this for some time, in fact most of my life, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to ask... Does a zombie movie have to have dead in it's title in order to be good?

Hehe, good question Jojo, I think it does. Matter of fact I'm having trouble thinking of any good or bad that don't. My rule of thumb is if George Romero did it then it will probably be good (relatively speaking as no zombie flicks are gonna win an Oscar).

28 Days Later is a good movie that doesn't have dead in the title but then again it's not truly a zombie movie since the victims/monsters aren't technically dead.