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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:05:25 GMT
Madden NFL 13 Social

madden13socialFor years, I've killed my time playing online Facebook games. I've done all the biggies; Farmville, Sims Social, Sims City Social, War Commander, etc. But eventually with all of these games, you hit a static point where there's little progress in the game and it gets boring. This is true of all social games on Facebook that I've played. Add this to the fact that I'm not really interested in building farms, apartments or cities and you have a recipe for getting bored in less than a month. Then came War Commander. I really liked this one, because at least it's something masculine. Unfortunately, I hit a point where I'd attack a resource and get attacked back within a few days. Then I'd attack back and they'd attack back. Then I'd attack back and they'd attack back. Got bored! Stopped playing.

Introducing Madden NFL 13 Social. I love sports. I don't think this game is much different. You still build something, in this case, a football team. When I first started playing it crashed all the time and I was gonna quit, except that I had finally found a sports social game on Facebook. I was playing football games against other users and winning some and losing some. That was fun!

I've hit a wall in building my team. I rarely find a replacement player that's better than the one I'm currently using. In fact, the last time I upgraded a position, I found the new full back wasn't as good as my previous and eventually switched to my old full back. In a later post, I'll give you a run down of my team.

In the meanwhile, I'm still playing football games against other real people on Facebook. I win most, but lose some. I generally have a straight forward run 95% of the time strategy that seems to be working for me. I've won my last 16 games.

The game is broken into four components.

  1. madden13social2Game Play
    This is where you either challenge a friend, are challenged by a friend or enter into a random game with someone who is most likely not your friend. When your team has the ball, then you can run one drive, before you have to hand over the ball to the other player. When the other player is on offense, you sit back and wait for him to complete his drive. There's enough time for about a dozen scoring drives in one game, but games will last much longer when teams punt or turn the ball over. You can chat during play, but only if the other user is your Facebook friend. A player has four days to complete a drive before he forfeits, but most players play their drives within a half day. Sometimes, if both players are online at the same time, games can be completed very quickly.
  2. Team Management
    Here you can select which players are in your starting lineup. You can purchase new players by exchanging your winnings for player packs or in the auction. I find more value in the auction, then the player packs, so I haven't purchased any player packs since my first few days building my team. There's also the option to purchase player packs with "REAL" money. I haven't explored that option, but you could build your team much quicker, if you have a few Facebook bucks to spare.
  3. madden13social5Auctions
    The auction house allows you to buy and sell players. You can search thru the auctioned players and bid along side other player or simply buy a player straight up. I tend to buy straight up because the auction process can be time consuming.
  4. Predictions
    The last element of the game is predicting this coming weeks NFL games. You earn extra experience and cash based on how many games you predict, how many friends you have that also played and how many friends you beat by predicting more games correctly. The game are straight up and there's not spread used in selecting the winner.

I've used EA Sports Answer HQ to help my play. The forum itself is not user friendly at all. I had a very difficult time creating a username and now I have login issues. The forums are very difficult to read and posting isn't eay either.

This is by far the best game I've played on Facebook, but that's because I'm a sports nut. I've tried other sports games and didn't like them anywhere near as much as I luv Madden 13 Social.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:39:28 GMT
Recommend to Facebook Friends
We integrated the Facebook Like button with our forums and pics posted in the pics section of the site. You can now recommend those pages and pics on your wall. Please try it out.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:45:30 GMT
Connect with Facebook
Today, I added the ability to connect with Facebook to Talk-Sports. This way you don't have to create a password on Talk-Sports in order to login. We haven't given Facebook logins the ability to have premium accounts of yet. This may be in the future. You'll still need a login to have the premium features.
Sat, 30 Oct 2010 17:19:29 GMT
The Hook File Talk-Sports Cyber-Bully

I don't know exactly who this person is, but they've been posting ridiculous crap on Talk-Sports and other websites since August of this year. All that I know is that they are from Montreal, Quebec as indicated by their IP address. They think that Marketa, Sidney Crosby and myself are part of a big conspiracy to place hook files on people's computers. And supposedly the police are helping us cover it up.

Latest rant about the hookfile. They figure if they use big words and technical terms that they'll seem intelligent. This person is severely paranoid.

http://nemesis342.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/the-hook-file-browser-hijack-on-sidney-crosby-board-do-your-own-investigating/

Their wordpress blog.

http://nemesis342.wordpress.com/

Recent press releases likely written by the same person.

Some original claims they've posted on Talk-Sports

His recent posts.

http://www.talk-sports.net/ip/posts.aspx/173.178.155.74

A Facebook post.

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=13732078764&topic=16215

Their FB account.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001547108287

More links.

Sat, 18 Sep 2010 02:12:37 GMT
Who is Boris Bird?
Of late, many Talk-Sports users have been complaining about a user they call Boris Bird. I’ve investigated the complaints and there’s no evidence of this person’s existence.  

Boris is a made up personality of Laureen Foat to disguise her own cyber-bullying.  He fist appeared around August 22nd last month. Laureen claims he’s from Sacramento and that he had a Facebook account, but erased it. Nobody saw his FB except Laureen, who bought it up in her cyber-bully forum. Laureen also claims to have been an FB friend of Boris. Many of the IPs from Sacramento that people claim are Boris Bird, are posting in Laureen Foat’s forum and defending Laureen, occasion claiming all the same craziness that Laureen spews on a regular basis and attacking the same people that Laureen has been attacking for years.

That’s simply too much evidence to ignore. Boris Bird is either Laureen or a friend of Laureen’s. End of story.

Further, many of the IP addresses that were reported as Boris, have not been active on Talk-Sports for two years and many are not even from the Sacramento area. I suspect that Boris has taken on a life of his own and that every time a bully appears someone cries Boris.
Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:52:45 GMT
Marketa Linden, Talk-Sports Cyber-Bully
Marketa Linden is a bully who lives on the Sidney Crosby girlfriend forum. She claims to be a super model, singer and royalty. Nobody has any pictures of her modeling, nor has anybody been able to find a copy of her single “The Life in the Confidence.” She claims her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Marketa of Bohemia, Duchess of Windsor, but I highly doubt that’s true. She appears to have a Czech upbringing, which might explain why her written English is nearly incomprehensible and full of mispelt words.

She quite often send emails using fake names. But it’s obviously the same person as the messages contain the same nearly incomprehensible English and spelling mistakes.

She claims that Kathy Leutner, Sidney Crosby’s girlfriend is harassing her and making death threats. She has never been able to substantiate the death threats. She has provided screenshot of abusive comments left on her Blogspot blog. There’s no proof that the comments are actually from Kathy Leutner.
http://twitpic.com/2n1amj
http://twitpic.com/2n19b2

She began contacting me in April of this year with wild accusation and within a week was threatening to sue Talk-Sports for $1,000,000.
http://www.talk-sports.net/game/?guid=20100414162052
Lately, I was contact by Pittsburgh Penguins security. It appears she’s been sending the same threatening emails to Penguin staff.

Marketa’s Blogspot blog
http://whatmarketawears.blogspot.com/

Cache of her blog before she protected it
http://tinyurl.com/2vvyp5v

Marketa’s Czech blog
http://linden.blog.idnes.cz/

Pic of Marketa
http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/BRITANNY_album/Image013.jpg

Press releases about Marketa
http://marketalinden.134101.free-press-release.com/

Marketa’s Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1172351270

Marketa’s Twitter
http://twitter.com/Piyoneer

Another of her blogs.
http://piyoneer.com/blog/index.php

Her corporate website.
http://www.communicatconsulting.co.uk/

Example of her Talk-Sports comments
http://www.talk-sports.net/ip/posts.aspx/86.9.112.110
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:51:05 GMT
Who is Channing Sleete?
 

@channingsleete saaaangria...ooooh yeaaaaa on TwitpicChanning is a girl from Michigan who is accused of creating the Jillian Domani facebook profile and using the profile to have phone sex and sext with dozens of guys. She also distributed NSFW photos of these guys to her online girlfriends like Mellisa Johnson.

She created the Jillian Domani profile from photos of another girl, whose identity I'll leave out at her request. She created a bf for Jillian named Ryan from pics of this other girls bf. She also create numerous other identities using photos of other people.

She claimed  to live in Chicago and to be dating Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. She would photoshop pictures of Jillian with Toews and Kane to solidify her story. She friended profiles for Toews, Kane and many other famous athletes on facebook, but most were fake and she may have created some herself. She also claimed to date Jesse Lacey from the band Brand New, Jeff Baker of the Cubs and Rick Porcello of the Tigers.

A few years back, Channing had a major crush on a boy from a band. This boy rejected her, but her crush didn't stop there. She created an online profile of a girl that she thought this boy might like; the Jillian profile. She connected online with him and they began an online-virtual relationship. Unfortunately, it didn't stop there, she continued using the profile to befriend other girls and to have phone sex and sext with boys. It snowballed into what became the Jillian profile.

Jillian's fake bf's fb
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000416637139

Channing's FB
http://www.facebook.com/channingsleete

Parody Channing FB with lots of pics
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001626690566

Channing's MySpace.
http://www.myspace.com/949735

Channing's MySpace profile pic.
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/10/l_e4d188ee68c55d0eeb6e11a557873fa6.jpg

Google cache of Channing's Twitter.
http://bit.ly/ahDQ0v

Another pic of Channing.
http://twitpic.com/1daxwa

Pic of Channing and her sister Shelby.
http://plixi.com/p/27862891

A lot of thee information I acquired from Mellissa Sue Johnson's formspring.
http://www.formspring.me/melissasjohnson

Other information was acquired from the dozens of girls and guys that contacted in the weeks after Jillian was exposed on Talk-Sports.com.
http://www.talk-sports.net/game/?guid=20100809035642

More to come.

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 08:56:42 GMT
Jillian Domani is a Fake

Of late, someone calling herself Jillian Domani has been posting on Facebook, Formspring and Talk-Sports that she was dating several high profile athletes. She often posted on the Jonathan Toews girlfriend forum [http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/girlfriend.aspx/Jonathan_Toews] that she dated Toews and his teammate; Patrick Kane. She appears to have created an elaborate network of friends who like to discuss the relationship status of athletes on Talk-Sports. She also befriended me and created fake profiles for her boyfriends and close friends. She even texted and called many of her Facebook friends from a 312 area code.

Some posters investigated and found that she had stolen her pics from a girl living in Austin, Texas. The girl, whose identity was stolen, contacted me on Facebook. I asked her to accept my FB friendship so that I may determine if she was a fake. I reviewed her FB account. She has pics and wall posts dating back more than a year. She has an elorate connection of real friends who have been tagged in a very large set of photographs. It's impossible for me to believe that this Texas girl could have created such a detailed FB account for more than a year, simply to discredit Jillian. As such, I have believe that Jillian stole her identity and created a completely fake profile.

When it became public information that she may have stolen the pics she claimed were her own, Jillian changed her FB profile name to Jillyun Ruhnay. She once told me that Rene was her middle name. You can still find her FB profile [http://www.facebook.com/saeeeglopur], but it is now completely private and she has unfriended myself and nearly all others. About two dozen girls have now contacted me and told me similar stories about their relationship online with Jillian. Many of the girls claimed to have established a very close relationship with Jillian online and over the phone. When pressed to meet her online friends, she always devised an excuse not to meet up. She claimed she had cystic fibrosis and was a medical student.

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 22:48:19 GMT
Laureen Foat, Talk-Sports Cyber-Bully
 

Laureen FoatMost likely the biggest cyber-bully ever on Talk-Sports is Laureen Foat. This cougar has been fighting with everybody on the Pau Gasol forum for several years now. She appears to hang also on the Manny Ramirez, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Marc Gasol. She has been banned on numerous occasions only to return with new usernames and IP addresses.

Here are her various Talk-Sports blogs.

Here's some fragments from the very classy emails we receive on sometimes an hourly basis from her.

You can also check her out on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1640596874

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 02:21:38 GMT
Stand Up to the Leafs (Toronto FC)

If you want a team in Hamilton, then we need to stand up against the people who are truly fighthing this. That's the Toronto Maple Leafs. Again, I'm not asking you to forfeit Leaf tickets as that would never work. Instead, I'm asking you to tell Toronto FC, the soccer team owned by the same MLSE as the Toronto Maple Leafs, that you won't buy tickets until there's an NHL team in Hamilton. Unfortunately, TFC doesn't have any electronic contact method, so the best we can do is put a messages on their Facebook fanpage. Please goto the fan page and write that you won't buy tickets until there's a NHL team in Hamilton.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-FC/10611651804?ref=nf

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 03:00:44 GMT
Zynga Poker

One of the most popular Facebook apps and best money making for certain is the Zynga poker app. It's free poker, or at least kinda free. You can buy fake chips and some have suggested that Zynga is making nearly $50M selling these fake chips. Why are people buying? To impress strangers with large chip stacks?

Worse, I played a few hands and I hit quads, sets, straights, full houses, flushes, pocket rockets every second hand. They were clearly distributing the cards to give me amazing cards and get me excited about the game. The cards were unbelievable. I don't know their algorithm, but many poker websites give newbies great cards in order to encourage them to return. I personally can't stand it when I try a poker website and get pocket rockets left and right. It's fake. It's not real poker. I hate it!

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 16:05:15 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ (v3)

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the upgrade webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.
  5. Your website says that I was banned. Why was I banned and how do I get unbanned?
    We ban any users who repeatedly are involved in cyber-bullying or post inappropriate content on the Talk-Sports website. The ban typically lasts for 3 months, but we have banned some members for life. We will consider unbanning you, if you purchase an upgraded membership and promise to be nice.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  6. How do I post pics on Talk-Sports?
    If the image is already on another website, then simply right-click on the image, select Copy, then right-click in the posting area and select Paste. If the image is not already on another website, then you'll have to upload it to Photobucket, Flickr or another photosharing website before you can post it to Talk-Sports.
  7. The report abuse mailto link doesn't work on my computer?
    Your computer's mailto link handler needs to be fix. See the following webpage for helping setting up your computer.
    http://www.kbcafe.com/csharp/?guid=20090405105849

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/join.aspx
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link on the left of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.  Each membership level can delete a fixed amount of comments per calendar month. You can check how many deletes you have left from the profile webpage.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/profile.aspx
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your silver or gold Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address on the left of most comment. Note that bronze memberships cannot see IP addresses.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership from the upgrade page and cancel the old subscription. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-sports.net
Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:56:31 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the upgrade webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.
  5. Your website says that I was banned. Why was I banned and how do I get unbanned?
    We ban any users who repeatedly are involved in cyber-bullying or post inappropriate content on the Talk-Sports website. The ban typically lasts for 3 months, but we have banned some members for life. We will consider unbanning you, if you purchase an upgraded membership and promise to be nice.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  6. How do I post pics on Talk-Sports?
    If the image is already on another website, then simply right-click on the image, select Copy, then right-click in the posting area and select Paste. If the image is not already on another website, then you'll have to upload it to Photobucket, Flickr or another photosharing website before you can post it to Talk-Sports.

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/join.aspx
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link on the left of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.  Each membership level can delete a fixed amount of comments per calendar month. You can check how many deletes you have left from the profile webpage.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/profile.aspx
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your silver or gold Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address on the left of most comment. Note that bronze memberships cannot see IP addresses.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership from the upgrade page and cancel the old subscription. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-fsports.net
Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:16:24 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the following webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link at the base of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address at the base of most comment.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership and cancel the old one. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-sports.net
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:24:19 GMT
Facebook, then Talk-Sports

This girl checks her Facebook, then talk-sports for her entertainment.

Sun, 08 Jan 2006 21:27:26 GMT
Profile: Jenn Sterger

One of the biggest personalities in sports in December was Jenn Sterger, who's appearance at a college football game vaulted her in the SERPs. I found an exclusive interview with her on a blog called Across-the-Board. A funny quote.

Jenn Sterger: They are real. Real expensive.

And check-out these pics.

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