maze's recent activity

  1. Comment on MLS Week 3: All Match Discussions in ~sports

    maze Link Parent
    Brutally bad start to our season so far. It was a fun day other than the loss though.

    Brutally bad start to our season so far.
    It was a fun day other than the loss though.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on MLS Week 3: All Match Discussions in ~sports

    maze (edited ) Link
    An interesting stat might happen in FCC vs Timbers: it's possible that over half the players on the pitch Sunday will have suited up in a Timbers kit for a previous MLS Cup Final. Chara's red and...

    An interesting stat might happen in FCC vs Timbers: it's possible that over half the players on the pitch Sunday will have suited up in a Timbers kit for a previous MLS Cup Final. Chara's red and possible subs in Portland's backline might prevent this, but it's looking very likely.

    I'll be making the trip to Cincinnati for Timbers away. I'm looking forward to it for a lot of reasons. I grew up in Cincinnati, but moved over a decade ago. I've also been a Timbers fan for over a decade... and FC Cincinnati has a number of former Timbers on their roster. This game is going to be a lot of fun.

    2 votes
  3. Warning: this post may contain spoilers

    Seattle Sounders @ Chicago Fire
    FC Dallas @ Columbus Crew
    Vancouver Whitecaps @ Houston Dynamo
    San Jose Earthquakes @ New York Red Bulls
    Montreal Impact @ Orlando City SC
    Real Salt Lake @ DC United
    Minnesota United FC @ LA Galaxy
    Los Angeles FC @ New York City FC
    Portland Timbers @ FC Cincinnati
    Philadelphia Union @ Atlanta United FC
    New England Revolution @ Toronto FC
    Sporting Kansas City @ Colorado Rapids

    6 votes
  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    maze Link
    Arctic Monkeys. I'm going to take a long road trip this weekend, and it's great music to drive to.

    Arctic Monkeys. I'm going to take a long road trip this weekend, and it's great music to drive to.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on MLS Week 2: All Match Discussions in ~sports

    maze Link
    Rough week for all MLS teams in the CCL (as is expected due to the timing of our season). I'm hoping to see FC Cincinnati have a better showing this week, and I'd love to see my Timbers get 3...

    Rough week for all MLS teams in the CCL (as is expected due to the timing of our season). I'm hoping to see FC Cincinnati have a better showing this week, and I'd love to see my Timbers get 3 points at LAFC.

    2 votes
  6. Warning: this post may contain spoilers

    Orlando City @ Chicago Fire
    Columbus Crew @ New England Revolution
    LA Galaxy @ FC Dallas
    Montreal Impact @ Houston Dynamo
    Vancouver Whitecaps @ Real Salt Lake
    Minnesota United FC @ San Jose Earthquakes
    Philadelphia Union @ Sporting Kansas City
    Colorado Rapids @ Seattle Sounders
    DC United @ New York City FC
    FC Cincinnati @ Atlanta United
    Portland Timbers @ LAFC

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Books for someone who wants to get back into reading in ~books

    maze Link Parent
    I reread them every so often. Do many good moments that it's fresh every time

    I reread them every so often. Do many good moments that it's fresh every time

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Books for someone who wants to get back into reading in ~books

    maze Link
    Based on your description, you absolutely have to start with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It is lightweight reading with a lot of humor, and it's a pretty extensive...

    Based on your description, you absolutely have to start with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It is lightweight reading with a lot of humor, and it's a pretty extensive collection that you can get in one bound book. When I got back into reading consistently about 14 years ago it was what led me back into the hobby.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on What is the best ‘game within a game’ you have played? in ~games

    maze Link Parent
    Blitzball was the only real saving grace in that game for me.

    Blitzball was the only real saving grace in that game for me.

  10. Comment on What is the best ‘game within a game’ you have played? in ~games

    maze Link
    It's a bit dated, but Chocobo breeding and racing in Final Fantasy 7 was the pinnacle of gaming-within-gaming when I was growing up.

    It's a bit dated, but Chocobo breeding and racing in Final Fantasy 7 was the pinnacle of gaming-within-gaming when I was growing up.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    maze Link
    I went to my library and checked out everything that Daft Punk has ever made. And I even watched Tron with them in it as well. It's been a pretty good week.

    I went to my library and checked out everything that Daft Punk has ever made. And I even watched Tron with them in it as well. It's been a pretty good week.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on When Did Everyone Become Socialist? in ~misc

    maze Link Parent
    As a Chicago resident, I can assure you that there are plenty of crooks and cronies in the blue side as well. I don't know who originally said It, but there is a quote which is paraphrased as...

    As a Chicago resident, I can assure you that there are plenty of crooks and cronies in the blue side as well.

    I don't know who originally said It, but there is a quote which is paraphrased as those who seek power are often the very ones who should not have it. I find that to be the case, however, there certainly is a lot more overt corruption on the right side in recent decades.

    12 votes
  13. Comment on When Did Everyone Become Socialist? in ~misc

    maze Link
    I can't answer this question for everyone, but for me it was around the age of 17 in high school American Politics class.

    I can't answer this question for everyone, but for me it was around the age of 17 in high school American Politics class.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on New Star Trek Picard Series adds 2 cast members. in ~tv

    maze Link
    I can't wait for this show!

    I can't wait for this show!

  15. Comment on MLS Week 1: All Match Discussions in ~sports

    maze Link Parent
    I wish ATL on CCL, but I hope my Timbers get their second cup before you do. Had fun at your stadium for the final though. Take care of Nagbe for us!

    I wish ATL on CCL, but I hope my Timbers get their second cup before you do.
    Had fun at your stadium for the final though. Take care of Nagbe for us!

    1 vote
  16. Comment on MLS Week 1: All Match Discussions in ~sports

    maze Link Parent
    As a Timbers fan who was at the Cup match, thank you!

    As a Timbers fan who was at the Cup match, thank you!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on MLS Week 1: All Match Discussions in ~sports

    maze Link Parent
    I hope you guys win.

    I hope you guys win.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on MLS Week 1: All Match Discussions in ~sports

    maze Link
    Toronto FC @ Philadelphia Union I was surprised to see Bradley net 2 goals. He was playing up further than we've seen him in the last couple years now that the Giovinco is gone, but still a...

    Toronto FC @ Philadelphia Union
    I was surprised to see Bradley net 2 goals. He was playing up further than we've seen him in the last couple years now that the Giovinco is gone, but still a surprise. I'm sure Toronto fans are happy to see him step up though.

    Philly didn't look horrible, but I still don't think they've put all the pieces together out there. Fabian was a glimmer of hope at times though. Could be a good addition.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on MLS Week 1: All Match Discussions in ~sports

    maze (edited ) Link
    Can't wait to see my Timbers back in action. I got to go to Atlanta to watch them play in the Cup last December. It was a disappointing loss, but I had a blast. This year could be a great one if...

    Can't wait to see my Timbers back in action. I got to go to Atlanta to watch them play in the Cup last December. It was a disappointing loss, but I had a blast.
    This year could be a great one if Gio keeps the team on target again all season.
    But starting 12 games on the road is a HUGE challenge to overcome.

    2 votes