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  1. crewbear742

    OT: Super Bowl halftime show

    It was awful. Fortunately, this is why God invented the mute button.
  2. crewbear742

    Will Norwich go the way of our ACC bid?

    MLB wants long term stability in franchising, certainty in quality of facilities, and geographic rationalization. I think mostly they want to stop paying for players who have no realistic chance of making the major leagues. These are all reasonable concerns. I'm not sure why an expenditure of...
  3. crewbear742

    2019-2020 Bowl Game Thread

    Why is Cy a Bird?
  4. crewbear742

    2019-2020 Bowl Game Thread

    Cyclones. Don't besmirch the Hawkeyes by confusing them with that lesser University in Ames.
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    Proposal “Circulating” Around CFB That Would Expand Playoff To 8 Teams

    The only practical difference between the two proposals is the identity of the eighth team. The five P5 champions are virtually always in the top 8. The two at large candidates will naturally come from the top 8. So the only difference is this. Do you take the last team from the top 8 as well or...
  6. crewbear742

    Proposal “Circulating” Around CFB That Would Expand Playoff To 8 Teams

    Memphis and Cincinnati are pretty evenly matched. I have two games to prove it. Do you remember the game between Ohio State and Cincinnati? What Ohio State did to Cincinnati could probably be prosecuted under international humanitarian law. If LSU is as good as OSU, do you think LSU would have...
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    Proposal “Circulating” Around CFB That Would Expand Playoff To 8 Teams

    Just take the top eight. Consider this year under such a scheme. The play-offs would consist of the five P5 champions, Georgia, Baylor, and Wisconsin. That's a reasonable selection of the best eight teams in college football. The scheme suggested in this thread would require Memphis to replace...
  8. crewbear742

    Bouknight charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police and more

    I'm basing it on the totally of factual events reported about the event that night. They all lead to one inexorable conclusion. Will it ever be proved in court? No. Because he ran away from the scene. He showed consciousness of guilt by running away from the scene. He manifestly commited a crime...
  9. crewbear742

    Bouknight charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police and more

    I'm not a child to be taken in by foolish deceptions. I'm not a defense lawyer bound to distort the truth in the interest of my client. I'm not a judge bound to apply the necessary presumptions of the court. I can use my eyes and my brain. People run from the cops when they think they are going...
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    Bouknight charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police and more

    Yes, he has been appropriately charged. But the reason he has been appropriately charged is that in a very real sense he beat the system. He evaded arrest so he could sober up. He shouldn't get credit for that decision. However a lot of people on this board are giving him credit for that...
  11. crewbear742

    Bouknight charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police and more

    The reason the DUI case can't be proven is that he fled the scene to avoid being tested. Which last I saw was a crime. So people are using the consequence of his crime to give him the benefit of the doubt about DUI. Interesting moral logic. Just looks like consciousness of guilt to me. But...
  12. crewbear742

    Bouknight charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police and more

    There is what you know and there is what you can legally prove. He was out drinking late at night, smashed up a car, and then fled the scene when confronted by police. What unites all those facts into a coherent story? Alcohol. Oh, yes, the cop said he smelled alcohol. Can DUI be proven in...
  13. crewbear742

    Bouknight charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police and more

    That's a reasonable penalty for DUI? In what unuverse?
  14. crewbear742

    UConn violations under Kevin Ollie reflected in program’s record book (CT Post)

    Everyone on this board would be arguing that they were meaningless ... if only KO had been winning. Oh, and there would be much frothing and wailing and gnashing of teeth about UNC as well. Not to mention loud proclamations that the NCAA is a corrupt hypocritical organization. Funny how a...
  15. crewbear742

    If Edsall gets fired, who's on short list of potential HC?

    Schedule? What schedule? UConn has no schedule. You are completely missing the point. Randy Edsall was hired to be the problem. The Administration made a strategic decision to sacrifice football for the sake of the basketball brand. Having made that strategic decision, the Administration...
  16. crewbear742

    If Edsall gets fired, who's on short list of potential HC?

    The flaw in this "Fire Edsall" theory is that it seeks to fix the problem by reaching for something that can be controlled. A new coach can't solve the underlying structural problems: 1. No conference. 2. No bowl affiliation. 3. No media exposure.. 4. No money. 5. No support for football inside...
  17. crewbear742

    As the losses mount, some bizarre behavior from Edsall

    Meh. He may not be wound up tight. He may just find journalists increasingly irritating. After all, being irritating is what journalists do best.
  18. crewbear742

    It’s time to replace Randy.

    Replace Edsall with whom? Right now, UConn could get the guy who coaches the Fighting Schickeles from the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. UConn could perhaps find a disgraced former coach looking for a re-entry point. Otherwise UConn would have to essentially bribe someone to...
  19. crewbear742

    Edsall re Indiana, don't blame me.

    Yeh. You better hope they can do better because "a couple hundred boneyarders" is exactly the population from which the next football coach will be drawn if Edsall leaves.
  20. crewbear742

    Edsall re Indiana, don't blame me.

    He might just go home and retire. He's made a lot of money. He should be financially secure. He certainly didn't come to UConn for the salary. I don't understand why he would stay after he was so obviously deceived by his employers. I wouldn't assume it's because he doesn't have viable options...
  21. crewbear742

    Pitt Selling T-Shirts Commemorating Win Over UCF

    Why should anyone care whether someone associated with Pitt sells a t-shirt about this game? This seems to be about little more than "That game doesn't deserve a t-shirt". Some people think otherwise. They will buy it. You won't. Why does that difference matter?
  22. crewbear742

    Edsall re Indiana, don't blame me.

    You should be careful about wishing Edsall gone. You just might get your wish. Consider that UConn hasn't got a snowball's chance of replacing him with someone better. Not since the University hit the football program over the head with a large rock and is currently holding it face down in a...
  23. crewbear742

    USMNT Falling

    Lots of people have theories about how to fix US Soccer. Implement Pro/Rel. Provide transfer payments. Get rid of pay-to-play. But no one has any idea how to do it. 1. How do you implement Pro/Rel in this country when there is no cultural history of supporting Soccer at the community level...
  24. crewbear742

    H/A Series with Southern Schools Opportunities

    What is (almost) unique to Alabama, however, is the lack of a single, let alone multiple, Power Five non-conference opponent(s) who was booked to come to Tuscaloosa between 2014 and 2019. That’s because that would probably require Alabama to also play said Power Five opponent(s) on the road in...
  25. crewbear742

    Antonio Brown

    Yes, because everyone who goes over the middle in the NFL acts like this. It doesn't have any correlation at all with the fact that he feels he should be untouchable because he is a "superstar". It doesn't have anything to do with the fact that he hasn't been held accountable. And of course no...
  26. crewbear742

    LOL

    The financials for the move to the NBE look a whole lot better if there is no football. Contrary to popular BY belief, the UConn administration has always had a plan for football. The plan was to kill it as expeditiously as possible with as little trauma as possible. Independence is not a viable...
  27. crewbear742

    Antonio Brown

    He doesn't have CTE. He has EAS - Entitled Athlete Syndrome.
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    Antonio Brown

    Evidently he isn't going to be suspended now. His emotional apology ... as in "I'm really really sorry I might lose my money " ... will last right until 1) he isn't worried about losing his guaranteed money anymore and 2) he gets angry because he isn't getting the ball enough or someone else...
  29. crewbear742

    Antonio Brown

    Bad behavior isn't necessarily evidence of mental illness. It could be nothing more than "I'm [expletive deleted] Antonio Brown and I [expletive deleted] make my own rules. Deal with it and pay me my money."
  30. crewbear742

    OT: What’s the biggest hardo thing you do out of principal?

    There is zero chance that you will stop cashiers from asking you about rewards programs by yelling at a cashier. Zero. Sometimes the ask is scripted so you aren't going to change that part either. And let's be honest. It isn't how the customer is asked. It's that the customer is asked. You...
  31. crewbear742

    OT: What’s the biggest hardo thing you do out of principal?

    Has this guy on a random message board said one thing that is untrue? Even so much as one thing? Show it to me. In fact you are talking about "a guy on a random message board" because you know that what I am saying is true. Everyone else reading this thread knows it is true as well. If you could...
  32. crewbear742

    OT: What’s the biggest hardo thing you do out of principal?

    No, I've been reading this site for four years. It's up to you whether you are embarrassed or not. But that doesn't change the fact that you should be. That cashier would get in trouble with her manager if she didn't ask you that question. And you bark at her for it. Why? Do you have any other...
  33. crewbear742

    OT: What’s the biggest hardo thing you do out of principal?

    You should be embarrassed. They are just doing their job. They are required to ask. They get judged according to how many sales they make. Just politely say "No, thank you".
  34. crewbear742

    Statement Game ... Lack of Progress

    And why was it essential to tell people that you had "private updates" if all you wanted to do was inform people that you wouldn't be commenting at this time? Such an addition serves no useful purpose other than to aggrandize the speaker. To be honest, I've never seen you make a verifiable...
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