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  1. 12 hours ago, Guadaloopy said:

    NFL OT rules will not change any more than they did with Last tweak.   Deal with it.  The league has a vested interest in keeping games right at the three hour mark.  Almost all NFL games are on national non-sports centered networks that lead in to prime time TV.   NFL has to keep the assembly line moving from the 1 pm games into the 4pm games and then into prime time TV.   Some form of near-sudden death OT is the only way to keep OT games closer to that three hour threshold.   

    They can adopt different OT rules for the playoffs, though (I mean they already have different OT rules for the playoffs). The golf majors are on network. If they go into a playoff they go into a playoff. Plenty of college football and college basketball games are on network. They can go into triple or quadruple overtime. Sporting events go over all the time. 

  2. 17 minutes ago, AUS-97HORN said:

    what I meant was, stockbroker is a job that almost anyone  who has any semblance of intelligence out of college can get without much effort. 

    Not at Morgan Stanley. 

    And I doubt that's what he's doing. I was thinking he may be going to do something like recruiting. Even so - junior analysts at MS make way more than $45k/yr. 

  3. On 1/19/2022 at 1:47 PM, Celery Man said:

    Jimmy Eat World wasn't one of my number 1 bands or anything in my teens/early twenties, but I liked them enough. They are the band from that era that I think I like and appreciate now more than I did then - they're a fucking good band.

    They are. Bleed American is a legitimately really good album. I saw them and Third Eye Blind play a show together and they were both great. 

    On 1/19/2022 at 2:44 PM, Al_4_ISU said:

    My Chemical Romance came along after I'd moved on from pop punk, but they have a couple bangers in their catalogue that were all around towards the latter part of my college career (was at ISU from '03-'07 and lived in Ames until June of '08).  "Teenagers" and "I'm Not Ok".  I always thought "Teenagers" had an almost bluesy Stones and stompy T-Rex/"Diamond Dogs" era Bowie quality to it.

    All American Rejects had some brilliant catchy pop songs.

    I love Welcome to The Black Parade and Famous Last Words. More than those songs deserve I'm sure. Some heavy nostalgia there. I'm not sure I'd want to see them in concert.

    AAR does and they are weirdly underrated to me. Whenever they come on the radio I think "You know - these guys were actually pretty fucking good". Gives You Hell especially is a really well crafted track. 

  4. 5 minutes ago, AUS-97HORN said:

    unless he is going to somehow become a VP at Morgan Stanley, thats a heck of a step down to take. 


    you would think that after 20 years being in TV and local sports radio he would have had a larger network to call upon to get a differnt  job other than stockbroker. 

    Is it? I would think most jobs at Morgan Stanley would be on a much more lucrative track than local radio. I don't know how much those guys make but I can't imagine it's a lot.

  5. 11 minutes ago, SL Xpress said:

    Is crushing it my goal? But other than that, yeah, that's exactly what I'm saying. I post a shit ton of words on threads about concepts that are easily understood. Been doing it on various forums for 25 years. It's not something I'm proud of. It's just my way of saying I don't see myself changing because of your request. Complaints about the length of my posts have always been a relatively common occurrence. I like longer, more detailed posts from others as well. That's all it is. You don't like it. Noted.

    You're annoying and rely on a shtick. Noted. 

  6. 14 minutes ago, SL Xpress said:

    Thanks for the reply. You're not the first to suggest it. I've been doing this a long time. The chances of me changing based on your request are zero. Thank you, though.

    Doing what a long a time? Vomiting hundreds of words onto game threads explaining concepts that are already easily understood? 

    Yeah - you're fucking crushing it, bro. 

  7. 16 minutes ago, TexArcher said:

    Yeah, but Francis never had that explosiveness tonight, probably on account of his knees.

    Gane was up 2-0 and all he had to do was keep his distance and keep firing kicks and jabs and he could've won every round.  He surely wasn't expecting Francis to have improved so much at takedowns and grappling, but he also didn't ever have to get that close.  He got close because he wanted to get cute with that spinning back elbow, and he got cute again with the heelhook attempts.  Maybe he's tired of being called a point fighter, but he could've won every round tonight as a point fighter.

    Right but saying that "all he had to do was keep his distance" is probably easier said than done. Staying on your feet for 5 rounds against someone like Ngannou seems precarious. Sure you could just try and win on points but every second you are on your feet up against a dude like that is another second that he could catch you off guard and land a KO against you. 

    I don't pretend to know a lot about the sport so correct me if I'm wrong - just commenting off of what I saw in that fight. 

    Ultimately - I think the better fighter won and the technique that Ngannou displayed on the ground was super impressive and maybe was something that Gane wasn't anticipating. Seemed sort of damned if he did damned if he didn't. Maybe he goes the other direction and catches a right to the face at some point and gets KOed. Idk. It was a good fight.  

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  8. 2 minutes ago, TexArcher said:

    Felt like he could've just peppered his way to an easy round on the feet and a W.

    At some point you have to fear what Ngannou is capable of. I'm not sure he had any strategy in the bank that was surefire to pull that out. 

  9. 3 hours ago, SL Xpress said:

    This is exactly how I see it, but I’d like to add that this guy is the ideal guy for the off the court issues we have, too. 

    He’s making Herculean efforts to get the students involved. There isn’t another coach in the country doing the stuff he’s doing. Abe Lemons coached an exciting brand of basketball and is one of the greatest wits to ever coach in any sport, but he would never have been bothered with engaging with the fan base like Beard. Penders had a bit of carny in him. When he came to Texas he would speak to any group who would have him trying to drum up excitement for the program. But he wasn’t capable of the kind of sustained organized onslaught to win over the students and fans that Beard is putting on.

    Barnes did things behind the scenes, but he’s just not a rah rah guy. He had a different administration, and as much clout as he had, he didn’t have as much as Beard has with this one. He could never get Deloss and Co. to untie premium seating for season tickets from football donations. The best he could do fir the students was the seating behind the baskets and first come first serve there. Eventually he just kind of accepted the fact students would be treated as second class citizens, and that revenue came first, especially after he got the Cooley Pavilion, which really was a difference maker.

    Now allegedly we’re going to have students 3/4s around the court. Season ticket holders have already been told they’ll have to give a separate donation for their basketball seating. We had the Gregory Gym game. The student party. The fireside chats. The various meets and greets. The celebrity fans. And he’s just so unrelentingly positive. Is he lying? Yeah, I think he’s full of shit. I have a rule that if someone has to tell me how much of a straight shooter they are over and over again, at some point you should realize they’re not actually a straight shooter. But I don’t care about unvarnished truth. I care about effectiveness. When he constantly shares his appreciation for the fans and how amazing they are, it’s exactly the right tone to take. 

    This guy knows how to be effective in the ways he communicates to others. He knows how to attract people to him. He’s capable of identifying the qualities he wants to surround himself with to be successful. 

    Okay, it’s not a juggernaut of a team. So what? The things they’re good at, they’re pretty damn good. I don’t understand why we can’t get excited to see how well they can do rather than trashing the team at every turn. I don’t blame people for getting frustrated. It can be a frustrating team to watch. But it’s a heck of a lot better than the Shaka show. I love watching our press conferences. Shaka made me vomit. 

    I’m having fun following this team. Okay, I get not everyone feels the same way, but some of the unrelenting doom and gloom feels more like a reaction to collective fan trauma than an honest evaluation of what’s in front of us. I’m constantly having to figuratively look over both shoulders while reading this board thinking, “Am I crazy? How is everyone seeing a disaster when I’m not? Did I suddenly become an eternal optimist in my old age? Because if you ask me about Sarkisian and the football program, I don’t FEEL like an optimist.”

    Anyway, you and I see eye to eye on this thing. Don’t know if that’s good or bad for either of us, but that’s how it is.  I guess it just means a lot of long interminable posts ahead for everyone else. 

    You're barking up the right tree but take the word count down, amigo. Nothing you're saying needs the verbosity displayed. 

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