I'm not sure what you're getting at, exactly, but the elevation of a carrier deck is likely higher than most (if not all) of South Florida.
OT - Get Ready For UNC vs. Michigan State On An Aircraft Carrier
The rising and falling of the sea under the boat.
He means the carrier moving up and down due to it being a boat.
The answer is no, those suckers don't move while in harbor.
We don't use battleships any more. It was a destroyer.
But they were not in harbor, and were in reportedly rough seas. Their actions were duly impressive.
Yeah, that's my point. Destroyers pitch like a mother. Especially when high on fuel as they always are in combat zones.
Yeah, that whole story still blows my mind. I can't even imagine the perfection involved.
You sank by Battleship!
Ah, sorry. I'm not real smart some times (or more often)...
They are ships.
You are correct that there would be little discerning rocking when a carrier is moored in a harbor.
That will be pretty sweet
So what happens when a guy chases the ball out of bounds and takes one too many steps*? I know those things are floating cities but dang. This could be interesting.
* Obviously this would not happen. Or would it?
One can hope.
I helped organise a game of tennis between Federer and Agassi on top of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. We had many similar concerns but thankfully none of them actually happened
I dont follow tennis.....but whoever the guy/girl is that sits by the net and redeems the tennis balls off the courts wasn't there for this match? Does that mean the players themselves had to get rid of the excess tennis balls?
Yeah this was only a photoshoot/ publicity event. Wasn't even a full sized court. Obviously the more people on court at that high is more risks. I was actually a ballboy (no homo) for 4 years then became in charge of it. As a 16 year old doing kournikova's match was ... Awesome. Also a lot of the Russian/ eastern European qualifiers were amazingly hot
Won't cha Jimmy
That would be pretty neat. But I think the carrier should be moving. Then we will see just how good MSU and UNC really are.
I will doubly enjoy UNC laying a whooping on MSU for a 3rd straight time.
What years were you at Chapel Hill?
Umich class of '00
How 'bout you? I live in Apex down here too in case you live in the Raleigh area
Awesome! My brother was a PhD grad in 2009 and I was an undergrad in '09. I'm in VA for med school now and he's in Baltimore doing his post-doc, but I get back to the area pretty frequently. Good to see another dual fandom guy on here.
No problem with this as long as the carrier is in the middle of WW3.
Yeah!! You got an MgoPoint in the positive direction!
"A journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step"
Do MSU probations technically let them leave US soil?
Aircraft carriers are US soil.
Hooray for ruining a joke!
u know thats y the football team didnt leave the state for he first 8 weeks... the had to get permission first. lol
Punctuation, spellcheck, and grammar are your friends. Don't post without them.
Hopefully they have all of the fighters locked up, lots of opportunities for a Sparty planejacking
What's the point of playing on a boat while it's docked? If you're going to do it, at least go out to international waters and play the NFL Blitz version of college basketball.
MSU = attention whores
What's the Big Chill, or the game against Alabama in Dallas? Attention grabbing
It's not like we're playing Alabama inside a spaceship.
As much fun as it'd be to watch a basketball game played on a surface that's moving up and down, the kind of seas it takes to budge a carrier don't really exist outside of hurricanes.
Not that that wouldn't also be fun.
You know what I'd like to see? A hockey game in Antarctica. In July when it is constant night 24 hours a day, and -100 or lower, and 100 mile/hr winds. Now that would draw tv ratings.
So are we taking a CVN that is in service and throwing down some kind of turf surface on it, some bleachers or would this be on one of the decommed ones sitting around? It would actually be cool if installed it on a decommed carrier (like the Ranger) or some other carrier we want to preserve but are having trouble getting the funding for. It could be an excellent way to fund the vessel as a museum ship. Really cool sporting venue during the football months, museum ship the rest of the year.
Also the first game played on a carrier needs to involve Navy. Ideally ND too so we can watch Navy humiliate ND on both land and the high seas.
So are we taking a CVN that is in service and throwing down some kind of turf surface on it, some bleachers or would this be on one of the decommed ones sitting around?
I'm intrigued by this idea for this particular game.
I'm assuming this is for basketball. Just a hunch.
My bad. Skipped right over that. Too focused on the Wisconsin game I guess. Just thinking "FOOTBALL!"
You were not the only one CRex - I thought the same thing at first.
Those diving catches out of the end zone would've been interesting...
My guess would be a decommed museum ship. Probably not one that's sitting around waiting, they're not in good shape at all. But they're talking about Jacksonville in the article; I don't know of any museum ships in Jax and there aren't any carriers based there right now. Maybe they'll move an in-service carrier down there for the game?
I thought that they were putting a bigger focus on Southcom and homeporting 1 to Mayport, diversifying in case something were to happen to Norfolk.
In any case, It also doesn't have to be a CVN either right? You can fit a basketball court on a LHD or LHA, and I'm sure most of America would just see the Harriers and conclude "Aircraft Carrier".
They are, but you know how those things go. I don't think any homeport shift would be done by next season. Maybe it would, but the Navy is a bureaucracy controlled by a bureaucracy controlled by Congress. So. The article really only mentioned Jax as the site they were talking about last time, so who knows.
True enough about the amphibs. It'd be annoying to hear them referred to as "carriers" though.
Let's 1 Up state and play a football game on the moon...Zoltan can come back and reclaim his throne...can you imagine...infinity yard punts
So who can we agree to play the night before on ESPN because we certainly can't stand letting our in-state rival take all the spotlight??
GOD I hate Izzo. There is nothing wrong with what he is doing, but there is just something about him that makes me hate him. He is so smug and everything always goes so well for him and yadda yadda. I am an Izzo hater. I will admit that. I long for the day that the news comes out that he sold children who were kidnapped in Indonesia. Yea, I said it. I openly root for his eventual failure. I never claimed to be a good person.
Harsh, dude. I'd agree that Izzo has sometimes looked like an attention whore, but you could do a lot worse. Just look at their other major revenue sport. :) I think Izzo was an underappreciated coach for a few years. Compare that to the unconditional praise that square-jawed Family Values Dantonio got almost right away.
in a long time. That's so full of win, it's ridiculous.
What's also ridiculous is the guy who packed an admiral costume and a blow-up dolphin.
I think the admiral costume is a John Paul Jones costume that belongs to the ship. I'm sure the blow-up dolphin does not.
... but will get a ton of press and they'll get the lame "patriotic" halo affect -- though I doubt this has anything to do with true patriotism. Maybe if they donate all the proceed to vets associations.
Anyway, lame, but probably net good for MSU, so doubly lame.
MSU miniaturizes the football team and takes on East Bumfuck on the uneven terrain of Mark Dantonio's tortured brow.
They really be pullin' some of this shit outta they a**.
MSU's AD looks like a complete yokel compared to Brandon. You could drop Hollis behind the counter in the Vermontville Feed 'n Seed store and he'd be right at home.
And yet look at the athletic department he oversees and the attention he gets for MSU. Not too shabby.
He didn't act like a yokel when he stole WJR from Martin (another Martin fiasco). And without Hollis' idea for the Cold War, there wouldn't be a Big Chill.
I don't think he was the MSU AD when either of those things happened.
Hopefully it will be on the U.S.S. Oriskany.
This game was actually in the works since 2004. I guess the plans are finally coming together for it. There is a little insignia on the Breslin courts that says 11/11/11. It's something that def. can't hurt either program or university. It'll be nationally televised, get a lot of attention from recruits, and should carry more ratings than an average college bball game in mid November. Win-Win for both programs IMO.
I just feel sorry for the vast amount of people that will miss it because they'll be at a wedding on 11/11/11.
Oh how I wish Izzo would have scooted on to the Cavaliers. Sooooo tired of Sparty and the BB beatings. Let's get back to football speak shall we.
The game between UNC and Sparty will take place on the U.S.S. Dantonio:
I just hope Lex Luger shows up at halftime to bodyslam Dantonio's massive ego for the USA!
Unless they play whilst sailing the open seas off the coast of Yemen, I'm not impressed
... will be coordinated with the Sparty Football team here:
With a new article about the event, which seems to be actually happening: