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  1. UcMiami

    25 Years of Dominance

    Weird that they completely skipped over 2000! pretty cool otherwise.
  2. UcMiami

    OT: Before hitting the "Normal" button...

    The comparison of an infectious disease to various other causes of death is really meaningless. We think of 911 as a horror and it changed our world in countless ways, but a death toll of 3000 is meaningless when compared to 126,000 killed by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004 or whatever...
  3. UcMiami

    OT: Before hitting the "Normal" button...

    I would have thought so in terms of Sweden and Norway, but according to the John Hopkins world map which is about as good as data gets, Sweden cases are continuing on a pretty steady line (not exponential but not flattening either) while Norway is pretty close to flat lining for all of May...
  4. UcMiami

    OT: Before hitting the "Normal" button...

    dogged1 - Well ... the current percentage exposure estimate in Sweden is 7.5% of the population - herd immunity starts kicking in at 70+% - so if the death rate continues in Sweden, they will have 42,000 deaths before they reach 'saturation' levels. At the current rate in Norway 3 months/236...
  5. UcMiami

    OT: Applying for initial Medicare coverage

    I turn 65 in a week and just went through this - ugh!!! I travel enough and have enough medical issues and hate HMO type insurance because of the restrictions they impose on providers, so I went traditional medicare over the advantage plan. You can sign up for medicare 3 months in advance...
  6. UcMiami

    OT: Before hitting the "Normal" button...

    There is a pretty simple comparison out there in the world for what social distancing means - Norway reacted quickly closing down everything and Sweden has left most everything open. Sweden populations is 10.3M and Norway is 5.3M. Sweden has to date 35,700 cases and 4,266 deaths, Norway has...
  7. UcMiami

    O.T. Uconn drops SAT for 3 years

    Interestingly, I think this can cut both ways - most everyone understands the limitations of standardized tests and from good high schools with good teaching and good facilities there is plenty of other information available for admissions to evaluate applicants. Having worked at one point...
  8. UcMiami

    Question about transfers TO UConn ???

    Rita Williams is probably the most impactful transfer into Uconn - arrived from JC with three years of eligibilty and was a really good point guard filling the time between Jen and Sue. She is one of three Uconn players to have recorded over 100 steals in two or more seasons (Nykesha 3, Moriah...
  9. UcMiami

    The most underrated

    I'll throw another name out there - Charde Houston. She suffered since her career fell into one of the 4 year windows of limited success and struggled with Geno all four years - but she stayed and she played and played well. Was really happy that she had success as a pro.
  10. UcMiami

    The most underrated

    Kaili McLaren is another post player like Kiah Stokes who came off the bench for her career. Kelly Schumacher is another post who gets overlooked. Feris of course but also Jes Moore, Strother, Conlon, Ashley Battle, Barb Turner, and Crockett from the 2003 and 2004 teams - everyone talks about...
  11. UcMiami

    NCAA Women college recruiting analysis

    I think the article is a little out of balance - top 100 recruits is not really a valid criteria in WCBB - the drop off from say the top 25 (or 30) and the next 75 is significant. And the drop off in the talent even in the top 10 is significant. I would rather have seen it listing top 25 and top...
  12. UcMiami

    Sue Bird is so fun to listen to

    Fun catching up with Kerith Burke as well. Miss her Uconn coverage
  13. UcMiami

    Geno and Diana on Instagram

    that was fun - two of the best bb people ever
  14. UcMiami

    So Azzi Just Put This Up

    Just a correction - Jefferson only had one bad year as a 3 pt shooter - her freshman year. Her last three years she shot .418, .496, .431 - that .496 was one made three short of matching Sue Bird for the best single season 3 pt percentage, and her career .420 is good for 5th place ahead of Lou...
  15. UcMiami

    Lister Resigns

    That is a 'stock phrase' in resignation reporting and has no real meaning since unless the person is retiring or won the lottery, they will be working somewhere in some profession. I wouldn't read anything in to that phrase.
  16. UcMiami

    NCAAW to use NET

    Well - considering that I have no confidence in the RPI/SOS numbers hopefully this will be better. I suspect it grew out of the sort of work sagarin and massey started.
  17. UcMiami

    OT: OK - I'm curious - how old is the BY?

    I was living outside of the CPTV coverage area for most of the nineties and the first half of the aughts so finding news sources about the women was a constant. I stumbled on various iterations of the boneyard and lived as a lurker when I did find the site. Can't remember when I first posted but...
  18. UcMiami

    Do some UConn players get the short end of the statistical stick?

    Because Uconn plays the way Geno coaches, very few Uconn players end up near the top of any personal per game records in NCAA record books, while Uconn as a team frequently performs near the top of the team records. Most of the five players on the floor at any given time are expected to pass...
  19. UcMiami

    Napheesa Collier is the biggest bargain in the WNBA right now

    You could write this article about and good player in any pro league still playing on their rookie deal - the economics of professional sports is weighted heavily on rookie pay scale. The salary of Patrick Mahomes for example is less than 34 other NFL QBs meaning he is paid less than at least...
  20. UcMiami

    OT: Books you have read phonebooks

    I spent six weeks in Florence about 10 years ago and had a free pass to the Bargello, Uffitzi, and Pitti Palace past any lines waiting to enter. I went to them each maybe 3 times a week whenever I had a hour or two between other things to do - after the first few times when there was always new...
  21. UcMiami

    OT: Books you have read phonebooks

    Kingsley Amis pair very different but great - Lucky Jim The Green Man Love this thread as it is getting me thinking about books I haven't read in years, but have read multiple times.
  22. UcMiami

    OT: Books you have read phonebooks

    Or with the average age here on the BY, I am reminded of my mother's comment when in her nineties - It's so nice now I can watch all the good movies I've seen over the years and still be surprised by the ending!
  23. UcMiami

    OT: Books you have read phonebooks

    FYI - For those who love Dorothy Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey, Jill Paton Walsh has written two really good continuations and two that are OK. The first one is a completion of an unfinished novel by DS, the second uses some of Sayers' war time Wimsey letters as a jumping off point, and the...
  24. UcMiami

    OT: Books you have read phonebooks

    Love the Hornblower saga and have read the books more than once. Along those lines - Rafael Sabatini's Scaramouche with the opening line 'He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad and that was all his patrimony' The bolded section supposedly was carved on the Yale...
  25. UcMiami

    OT: Books you have read phonebooks

    Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End - my mother recommended it to me one rainy day when I had nothing to do and was bugging her - said it was one of her favorites. Loved it so much that for years whenever I found a copy in a used book store I would buy it and give it to a friend as a 'must read'. No...
  26. UcMiami

    April 2020 UConn Recruiting Thread

    Recruits have often been involved with pulling other recruits along with them - the TASSK was supposedly sort of 'organized' that way I believe, but ... I think Azzi and Page are pretty much best friends and have been visiting each other and traveling together for years, so it just flows from...
  27. UcMiami

    Who has the best Coaching tree in WCBB

    Ryan's tree has more NCAA championships (Geno) than any other coach's except Jim Foster's (Geno and Muffet) and with just those 2 maybe more wins (2000ish)
  28. UcMiami

    So Little Available in the Way of Televised Sports.

    His first one he posted - AbFab
  29. UcMiami

    2020-2021 Season in Jeopardy

    When you deal with small percentages like 2%, the missed deaths vs. missed detection of cases are very different numbers - miss five deaths and that needs to be offset by missing 250 cases. When looking at cases and deaths from various countries because the age curve of lethality is clearly...
  30. UcMiami

    Transfer thread

    He doesn't like anyone wearing a #1 jersey - thinks it shows an inappropriate level of ego in a team game.
  31. UcMiami

    2020-2021 Season in Jeopardy

    The first two countries to 'surge' were China and South Korea and they both (eventually) responded aggressively with wide and deep testing and enforced isolation. The death rate in China is about 4% of those who contracted the disease, the death rate in South Korea stands at about 2%. I think...
  32. UcMiami

    Latest Mock WNBA Draft

    44 inch vertical and speed to burn :) I like Dangerfield a lot but I don't think she is as fast or as good a jumper. I thought she was a slight defensive liability at Uconn, and I think WNBA teams will exploit that better than college teams tend to. And I don't think she is quicker than a lot...
  33. UcMiami

    Latest Mock WNBA Draft

    I do wonder about Crystal as an WNBA player - offensively I have no problem, but I think her size will be a significant liability as a pro. Hard for her to guard 6' PGs if they post her up with zone defense a no go in the pros. Moriah was short but has longer limbs and greater leaping ability...
  34. UcMiami

    2020-2021 Season in Jeopardy

    I think everything is very 'new' and all organizations and business are busy preparing various contingency plans. As far as the US is concerned, we have only really focused on the seriousness of this virus since Mar 12th. Look around the country and realizing the Championship games were...