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January 9th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Non Italian cheese names that aren't Italian bother me. Cheddar (gross), havarti (gross), Muenster (gag).
So... are you saying you don't like any cheese unless it is Italian and has an Italian name?
What he's saying is that he thinks swiss cheese is no gouda.



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Non Italian cheese names that aren't Italian bother me. Cheddar (gross), havarti (gross), Muenster (gag).
So... are you saying you don't like any cheese unless it is Italian and has an Italian name?
Mostly correct. Don't really care for most cheese. But Italian cheese seems to be exempt.
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shawnd1984 wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:36 am
quickdraw3457 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 10:26 pm
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January 9th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Non Italian cheese names that aren't Italian bother me. Cheddar (gross), havarti (gross), Muenster (gag).
So... are you saying you don't like any cheese unless it is Italian and has an Italian name?
Mostly correct. Don't really care for most cheese. But Italian cheese seems to be exempt.
It's very hard for me to find a cheese I don't like, period. Some exist, but they're the exception.
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quickdraw3457 wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 11:43 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:36 am
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January 9th, 2021, 10:26 pm
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January 9th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Non Italian cheese names that aren't Italian bother me. Cheddar (gross), havarti (gross), Muenster (gag).
So... are you saying you don't like any cheese unless it is Italian and has an Italian name?
Mostly correct. Don't really care for most cheese. But Italian cheese seems to be exempt.
It's very hard for me to find a cheese I don't like, period. Some exist, but they're the exception.
Roughly speaking, I dislike any cheese that would stick to the wall when thrown against it. Pecorino, parmesan etc...these don't stick, they're dry.
Buffalo mozzarella, too supple, won't stick either. I like both. Although this reminds me of an italian cheese i dont' care for, provolone.
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People that recommend books/movies based ONLY on what THEY like, without factoring the person receiving the recommendation.

Example: I love the movie American Psycho, but wouldn't recommend it.

Most egregious real life example, my 35 year old male friend asking for a book recommendation and getting legitimate recommendations for 50 Shades of Grey.
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In football, the ends of the offensive line are called "tackles", which makes no sense considering tackling a defensive player is a penalty. Guard makes sense. Why are they called tackles?
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January 13th, 2021, 7:52 am
In football, the ends of the offensive line are called "tackles", which makes no sense considering tackling a defensive player is a penalty. Guard makes sense. Why are they called tackles?
I was actually wondering this same thing a few days ago. It's like they got bored when naming positions. Maybe the guys on the end used to just have to tackle the guys running in from the outside before they invented holding?
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quickdraw3457 wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 8:22 am
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January 13th, 2021, 7:52 am
In football, the ends of the offensive line are called "tackles", which makes no sense considering tackling a defensive player is a penalty. Guard makes sense. Why are they called tackles?
I was actually wondering this same thing a few days ago. It's like they got bored when naming positions. Maybe the guys on the end used to just have to tackle the guys running in from the outside before they invented holding?
Offensive end right?

I guess quarterback, half back and fullback doesn't make a ton of sense either. The fact that the fullback is between the quarter and half back shows an ignorance on fractions.
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January 13th, 2021, 7:52 am
In football, the ends of the offensive line are called "tackles", which makes no sense considering tackling a defensive player is a penalty. Guard makes sense. Why are they called tackles?
In earlier times, defenses ran a lot of 5-2 formations. And guys played both sides of the ball. So it was easy to have the 5 defensive linemen play in the same slots on the offensive line. The 3 interior defensive linemen ("nose guard" type of position) didn't make the majority of the tackles. The 2 guys on the edge made more tackles, so they began to be called "Tackles." And those were the two guys who played the outside position on the o-line too. Hence, Offensive Tackles.

Over time, the two edge guys for the D-Line came to be called "Defensive Ends" and the interior linemen became the Defensive Tackles. Even the Nose Guard position, which gave rise to the term "Nose Tackle." But offensive Guards and Tackles stuck with their earlier names, in order to ensure that there wouldn't be consistency (at least, I assume this must have been the reason).
I guess quarterback, half back and fullback doesn't make a ton of sense either. The fact that the fullback is between the quarter and half back shows an ignorance on fractions.
Well, it USED to make sense. The quarterback was nearest the line of scrimmage, and the fullback was the furthest back. The halfback (or halfbackS, since a lot of formations used 2 halfbacks plus a fullback, with 2 tight ends and no wideouts) was further back than the QB, but not as far back as the FB. So everything's great, right?

The fullback was often your main ball-carrier, while the other guys in the backfield (including the quarterback) blocked for him. So guys like Jim Brown were designated as "fullbacks" even though they were the primary rushers for their team, and rarely blocked for other runners.

Over time, formations changed and the way the different roles were utilized changed too. The fullback and halfback swapped spots on the field, and so halfbacks began to become known as "tailbacks."

Now, IN MY OPINION, once the term "tailback" came along, the term "halfback" should have been retired. And the fullback should have been renamed to "blocking back" (or some such) and the term "fullback" should have been retired too.

But none of that happened. The term "halfback" refused to die, and the fullback continued to be called the fullback, even though he wasn't the one in the back anymore.

All this halfback/fullback/tailback stuff I knew and remembered. The stuff about Tackles I had learned before, but I needed a Google refresher course. This has been Foosball Talk with HuntaWarya. Continue to join us Wednesdays at 9:30 for all your Foosball knowledge needs!

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Hunter wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 11:48 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 7:52 am
In football, the ends of the offensive line are called "tackles", which makes no sense considering tackling a defensive player is a penalty. Guard makes sense. Why are they called tackles?
In earlier times, defenses ran a lot of 5-2 formations. And guys played both sides of the ball. So it was easy to have the 5 defensive linemen play in the same slots on the offensive line. The 3 interior defensive linemen ("nose guard" type of position) didn't make the majority of the tackles. The 2 guys on the edge made more tackles, so they began to be called "Tackles." And those were the two guys who played the outside position on the o-line too. Hence, Offensive Tackles.

Over time, the two edge guys for the D-Line came to be called "Defensive Ends" and the interior linemen became the Defensive Tackles. Even the Nose Guard position, which gave rise to the term "Nose Tackle." But offensive Guards and Tackles stuck with their earlier names, in order to ensure that there wouldn't be consistency (at least, I assume this must have been the reason).
I guess quarterback, half back and fullback doesn't make a ton of sense either. The fact that the fullback is between the quarter and half back shows an ignorance on fractions.
Well, it USED to make sense. The quarterback was nearest the line of scrimmage, and the fullback was the furthest back. The halfback (or halfbackS, since a lot of formations used 2 halfbacks plus a fullback, with 2 tight ends and no wideouts) was further back than the QB, but not as far back as the FB. So everything's great, right?

The fullback was often your main ball-carrier, while the other guys in the backfield (including the quarterback) blocked for him. So guys like Jim Brown were designated as "fullbacks" even though they were the primary rushers for their team, and rarely blocked for other runners.

Over time, formations changed and the way the different roles were utilized changed too. The fullback and halfback swapped spots on the field, and so halfbacks began to become known as "tailbacks."

Now, IN MY OPINION, once the term "tailback" came along, the term "halfback" should have been retired. And the fullback should have been renamed to "blocking back" (or some such) and the term "fullback" should have been retired too.

But none of that happened. The term "halfback" refused to die, and the fullback continued to be called the fullback, even though he wasn't the one in the back anymore.

All this halfback/fullback/tailback stuff I knew and remembered. The stuff about Tackles I had learned before, but I needed a Google refresher course. This has been Foosball Talk with HuntaWarya. Continue to join us Wednesdays at 9:30 for all your Foosball knowledge needs!
Guess this is more than I could've asked for. This pet peeve is now.... RESOLVED
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Although this reminds me of an italian cheese i dont' care for, provolone.
We can’t be friends. Prov is the best. Goes on every Italian hoagie or cheesesteak I eat.
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Jnapolit31 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 11:10 am
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Although this reminds me of an italian cheese i dont' care for, provolone.
We can’t be friends. Prov is the best. Goes on every Italian hoagie or cheesesteak I eat.
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quickdraw3457 wrote:
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Jnapolit31 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 11:10 am
shawnd1984 wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 7:03 am
Although this reminds me of an italian cheese i dont' care for, provolone.
We can’t be friends. Prov is the best. Goes on every Italian hoagie or cheesesteak I eat.
Lest my ears deceive me, I hear cheese whiz is also a popular cheesesteak item? I find this so grotesquely offensive.
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Jnapolit31 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 11:10 am
shawnd1984 wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 7:03 am
Although this reminds me of an italian cheese i dont' care for, provolone.
We can’t be friends. Prov is the best. Goes on every Italian hoagie or cheesesteak I eat.
Best sandwich I've ever had included a nice sharp provolone on it.
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imrahil327 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 3:25 pm
Jnapolit31 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 11:10 am
shawnd1984 wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 7:03 am
Although this reminds me of an italian cheese i dont' care for, provolone.
We can’t be friends. Prov is the best. Goes on every Italian hoagie or cheesesteak I eat.
Best sandwich I've ever had included a nice sharp provolone on it.
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Primanti's is top 5 for sure, although it was not the one I was thinking of. Probably going to anger you by mentioning that it was from the OTHER big city in your state :lol:
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My guess is Tony Luke's or Carmen's.

Primanti's is garbage. Sides don't go on sandwiches.

Also that picture is just a French Fry sandwich? wtf is that?
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