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  1. This is right up my alley. Thanks for posting
  2. Do you have Best Buy in Canada? Can get interest free financing for 2 years on TVs and appliances. I got a much nicer TV last year than I was planning to buy because of it, which is probably the point of the offer, but it’s a good guilt free way to get something at or near the top of the line as long as you are savvy enough to pay reliably and more than the minimums. Mines paid off now and will probably last me a good 10 years. Lots of stuff on Netflix in 4K and it looks great.
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    ‘Outlaw King’: Robert The Bruce Scottish Epic

    I was just about to post this exact thing. The movie establishes before the battle that the English have Robert's wife and kid held captive so when you have the goddamn King of England beaten, surrounded, and ALONE - you capture his ass and not only get your wife and kid in exchange but also quite possibly favorable peace terms and victory in the war. There's just absolutely no way you'd stand there and watch that guy walk away back to his army. That bugged me too.
  4. I would bet my house he was drunk when he wrote those tweets. In for an extra shitty hangover.
  5. I didn’t see it but my buddy texted me that MSU took a safety on purpose rather than risk OSU blocking a punt? I need to find a clip of this, but I think that might be the saddest thing I’ve ever heard.
  6. Yea that guy killed us. He couldn’t miss. Good game by your guys. Goes to show the value of experience at guard. WVU was a different team without Beetle Bolden in the game. I had a feeling Buffalo would be bad news for an opening game. Veteran team vs. a team that is inexperienced at guard is a recipe for an L. We should be ok by conference play, I think.
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    (Probably) Not safe for work November

    From what (admittedly little) I’ve seen, I think it has to do with unlocking latent alpha-ness. Logic being that release of orgasm makes you complacent where pent up sexual energy can be used to make oneself more assertive and productive. It’s similar to a coach telling their players not to rub one out before a big game - you hear about this sometimes in boxing and martial arts too - except it’s a bunch of unathletic dorks on the internet doing it for a whole month. Maybe it makes you more alert when fending off grizzly bear attack’s in red dead redemption 2.
  8. Ah, but I think your SEC colored glasses are one major reason why you are OK with 4. The SEC will always be represented. Effectively y'all already have an auto-bid. There are not enough cross-conference data points to fairly compare the Power 5 conferences. You get a few head to head match-ups at the beginning and end of each season, and then we extrapolate like crazy from there. I don't think we really know how the conferences truly stack up outside of the elite teams in each one. And we never have, which makes judging strength of schedule and therefore those who are championship quality so much more difficult. I personally don't think expanding to 8 diminishes the regular season at all. It's no easy feat to win any of the P5 conferences. It might also encourage more high profile match ups if losing an OOC game or two is not completely devastating to end-of-year goals. Fair enough on the conference champ game though, but I think you can easily include a caveat that they need to be conference champs AND in the top 10 or 15 or something to secure the auto-bid. Like the auto-bid is there for the taking, but your conference champ has to reach a certain threshold or the slot reverts to at-large. Going back to 1979 in basketball (which is the farthest back I can readily find seeding info), there have been 16 teams who have won the tournament from outside of the top 4 (#1) seeds. If my calculations are correct that means 42% of the champs have been from outside the top 4. That team has been Kentucky at least once too, btw! (1988) I also count 24 times that non #1 seeds actually made the final game but didn't win. That's 63% of the time! My point is, most of the time they are going to get it right with the top 4, but there is always going to be a team with a good argument sitting around at 5, 6, 7 and a lot of times it is kind of arbitrary who is where. There's recency bias, there's blue blood bias, there's started the year ranked higher for no reason bias. A lot of bullshit reasons a real contender could be kept out. I'm much less sympathetic toward the #9 team not getting a shot than the #5 team. My bet is that most years whoever is sitting at #5, #6 - is also a contender to win it all. So we should take the human element out of it and settle it on the field.
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    College Football 2018: Countdown to Kickoff

    Committee really is terrible. I almost wish we'd just go straight computer modelling because there is a definite stink of bias coming off the committee. Or we could just expand to 8, power 5 conf champ gets in, and the old fogeys can sit around debating who gets the 3 at-large spots.
  10. Day of reckoning has arrived for Carter-less WVU. I've followed the scrimmages and exhibition games a bit, but tonight counts. Excited to see what we've got against a pretty dangerous team.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    Seriously , I don't really get the whining. The Senate was always a long shot and the Dems took back the House in pretty convincing fashion. There is now a real check on Trump that doesn't involve praying that certain moderate Republicans find a spine / conscience. To expect everything to change overnight is naive. We got a piece back, next time we'll try to get more. And when I say 'we' I'm only on this team because the other team is so terrible that I don't feel I have a choice.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    900 seats lost in 8 years, 1/3 of them regained in 2. That’s not bad at all.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    Bring it. Trump isn’t winning over any new voters and he kinda lucked into the first term when reliable Dem states in the North went his way. All his bullshit lies are to keep the people he’s got. Literally nobody else believes anything he says. There are any number of things that could compound his isssues in the next 2 years, an economic recession chief among them. Wisconsin booting Walker, Dem gains in Michigan are bad signs for Trump. I don’t believe he can afford to have Pa, Wi, and Mi go back to blue. Would’ve been nice if Dems could have won something in Florida too but Trump will be in for a fight the next 2 years. Long as the Dems don’t nominate a Turd, I feel like it’s entirely doable to get rid of this guy in 2020.
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    Even though Beto didn’t win it’s encouraging that he ran as an actual liberal - in Texas - and came pretty close. He wasn’t a watered down blue dog narrowly losing to a real deal conservative, he’s a liberal, and winning wasn’t out of the realm of possibility. So that’s something positive to take away going forward. Plus Dems are going to win the house and that’s the most important thing right now.
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    I never expected Beto to win, but his home district is in a different time zone from the rest of Texas. I could see him have a late surge