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|3 weeks 5 days ago||Under Armour||
Good Lord what is that fake Jupman logo Under Armour has on his hoodie? That's like Dollar Store Chinese knock-off bad.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
There's a archived NY Times article where Redskins coach/mgt says they studied tape "and just couldn't find any holes in his game." They were definitely expecting him to be productive as a wide receiver...
|7 weeks 4 days ago||From the Redskins perspective||
From the Redskins perspective yes...especially considering that they traded two first round picks to jump up to #4 to take him. But from an overall career perspective it's hard to say he was a bust in the traditional sense (Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch, Trent Richardson, Jamarcus Russell etc).
His career outlasted half of the top 10 picks in that draft. He was one of 27 from that class to make a pro bowl. 1 of 4 from the top 10 in that class to make a pro bowl. He's the only one from 1992 to win the Super Bowl MVP.
Interestingly, none of the 1992 class has been inducted into the Hall.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Desmond's Career||
I'd say it's hard to categorize him as a bust. You're right he didn't have great production as a receiver, but he stayed in the league 10 years because of his special teams play. On top of his Super Bowl ring and SB MVP award here's some special teams #'s that stand out
9th All-Time NFL Kick Return Yards
T3rd All-Time single season Punt Return Yards
While that won't get him into Canton, his special teams play kept him the league for 10 years. Maybe he wasn't worth the value of #4 overall pick, though.
Imagine what Desmond could have done in the era of slot receivers. With his speed and hands, he would have likely had a much different receiving career..but that's just speculation.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||4k Is Not A Gimmick||
As you noted HDR support is a smart move. However, 4K is not a gimmick and widespread broadcasting is definitely not decades away. In terms of consumer adoption 4k is being adopted at a faster rate than HDTV was (you can google it). On the broadcast side the push is being led by the OTT services moreso than linear TV. Though linear is moving to it as well. For example, Netflix requires all of it's own commissions to be shot in 4k -- cinema 4k, not UHD. They are also shooting many shows (like House of Cards) in 6k and 8k to "future proof" their content. On the production side, even 2.5-3 years ago it was difficult to source the proper gear at a typical HD price, and have a proper post production workflow for 4k series. Now it's fairly common and all the post houses can handle a 4k workflow. Even a year ago when I shot a 4k project, getting a 4k field monitor was a challenge. That's changed now. I saw the same thing when we went from SD to HD but this transition has been faster. Avid didn't even support native 4k processing until early 2015. Now iMovie even supports 4k.
It's happening. It's not a gimmick. OP - smart move to get a 4k TV.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Screen grab of Finish||
Long ftw - click for larger pic
|12 weeks 5 days ago||NCAA killer...||
NCAA killer... (click see version that's not an anamorphic squeeze)
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Final Score||
**Click for non-squeezed version
|32 weeks 16 hours ago||Was at game||
They shook hands postgame. Brief. Then both shook hands with players from the opposite teams. Really no story here.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Crab Legs||
So then JOK or Speight get caught stealing crab legs at Meijer's?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Voice Commands||
Yes, it has voice commands, but embarassingly I've never used them. So can't speak to how well it works. Most of the touch screen stuff that you'd use while driving is on the first page with only a click or two. so it's not much more distracting than looking over to change the AC with a knob or adjusting a touch screen radio. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to where everything was, but i don't find it distracting.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Tesla: Owner's Perspective||
There's a lot of references to Teslas in this thread, so I thought I'd share some thoughts from a firsthand pov.
I've owned a Tesla Model S 85D for about 6 months. It's my favorite car I've ever owned and I love driving it.
I didn't buy it as a green car, I bought it because after a test driving and seeing autopilot I was hooked.
TL/DR Version: It's freaking awesome.
GREEN - It's all electric, so it's zero emissions from the car. But obviously there are pollutants from the production of the electricity. There have been some reports that say all-Teslas have a higher-carbon footprint than many gasonline powered vehicles. Most of those reports have been debunked. All of it can be googled, but itt's generally accepted that there are less pollutants per mile from an all-electric than from gasoline powered. I happen to live in Southern California and we're having solar installed in a month so I'll actually get somewhat closer to carbon free on my car.
MILEAGE - My 85D shows a 270 mile range when fully charged. But like any vehicle the actual mileage you get varies with how you drive it. Gunning it off of stoplights, driving it wide open, having the air conditioning on high, driving up into the mountains, etc, will reduce that distance. It seems to use very low kWH/mi when you're in the 30 mph range. My guess is I could go 300+ mi at that speed if constant and in an average flat area.
CHARGING - On a standard wall plug (110v) you only get 2-4 miles/hour charge. You have to install a 220v line (like a dryer outlet or an RV hookup outlet). That does 25-30 miles/hour charge. Public charging stations are in the 16-19 miles/hour range.
There are a ton of charging stations all over the place. Once you have an electric car you realize how many there are and you never noticed. (Probably more than gas stations). Tesla has set up a ton of Supercharging stations. Free for Tesla owners. They charge your battery up to 80% in 30 minutes. You can look at the map they're located along every major Interstate so traveling cross country in a Tesla just mean every 3-4 hours your stopping for 30 minutes vs. 10 minutes to fill up and go.
The best part is that many charging stations (like at hotels, or public garages) are free for guests. I usually have the valet put the car on it's charger if available when out to dinner or at meetings. It's like getting free gas. Or if i'm near a supercharger, i'll fill it up
TECH - it's loaded. It was hard to get used to at first since the Tesla doesn't have as many levers/knobs. Many of the controls are through the center console touch screen. Even the parking brake is electronic and not mechanical. That's weird and takes a second to get used to. The autopilot feature really does work. It's pretty amazing. It can parallel park itself on roads. It can pull in and out of parking spots by itself. You can track where it is and how fast it's going. You can do many functions (starting, air conditioning, locking, putting it in Valet mode, tracking it etc) from the phone app.
If you don't like "big brother" tracking you -- say you're planning a crime -- this is not the car for you. It records everything. If you like tinkering and modifying your engine. This is not the car for you. Tesla controls all of the software updates. People who have "hacked" in and made changes, have been called by Tesla (annecdotal on user forums) engineers to ask about changes they've made.
Most of the tech is useable even when the car is in motion -- i.e. there's a web browser that works even when driving, you can turn the backup camera on while driving forward etc).
DRIVE/RIDE - It's super quiet and rides like a luxury sedan. (you can adjust the steering and suspension from luxury through sport -- the three different modes are noticeably different). It's very quiet...which is actually a problem sometimes as you come up behind people in a parking lot or on the road, they don't hear you.
I thought I'd miss the rumble of the engine. I don't. There's a whine to the electic motors when you punch it....kind of like the whine of a jet engine as it starts to taxi. That now replaces the sound of the engine and i'm into it.
SPEED - it's freaking fast going 0-60. There are no gears and no lag. It's very hard to beat a Tesla Model S 0-60. The top end speed is only155, though. So in a 1/4 or 1/2 mile there are a slew of cars that would catch and pass the Tesla. Mine is rated at 4.2s 0-60. I can obtain that speed by simply punching it. In a gasonline car you have to drive it perfectly to get the rated speed. (If I had it to do over again, i'd buy the performance model (3.2s) and pay for the Ludicrous upgrade. 2.8s). But as it is, my car flies and kicks you back like a rollercoaster when you punch it. (You can search youtube for videos of passenger reactions to riding in a Tesla when it's punched.)
STORAGE/USEABLE SPACE - The trunk is big, and the back seats fold down. There's a lot of useable space, and if you don't get the rearfacing kid's seats there's even more. Plus the front trunk (Frunk) has storage space. There's no middle "hump" seat in the back since there's no axle.
I'm not expert bu happy to answer any questions if you have them
|1 year 25 weeks ago||AOL - BostonSportsGuy||
Prior to ESPN he had actually amassed a pretty big and loyal following in the late 90's while writing for AOL's Boston site. At the time, his humorous merging of pop culture and sports was unique. He was for sure the up and coming writer and would've landed somewhere if not for ESPN. That said, there were a lot of opportunities by working for ESPN/Disney including the 30 for 30 series and writing for Jimmy Kimmel's show that he might not have been so available to him without ESPN.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder||
|1 year 50 weeks ago||No Such Luck||
However, I was able to track down a Harbaugh/Alabma photo...
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Oh, he was there..||
...yelling at the tank
|1 year 50 weeks ago||OSU Defeats UM||
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Abbey Road||
Hackett, Durkin, Drevno, Harbaugh...
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Harbaugh - Last Supper w/ Whole Milk||
Couldn't decide which was funnier. In the mix or out front...
(Click on either for a larger version)
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Agreed|
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Mostly...||
Unless you're actually trying to buy a Pressure Release Valve..
|2 years 5 days ago||Video||
Can't embed from iPad but here's the vid link to the Leach touchdown
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Barrowman||
Beat me to it, as well. Guy basically developed a new style (Wave-style) and crushed the competition. NCAA record setter. World record setter. Gold medalist. Swimming Hall of Fame.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Never mind us…just looking around||
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Steal Yo Girl...||
On my way to steal yo girl - Jay Harbaugh
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Good Things Still Come In Pairs||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Agree|
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I don't disagree||
I don't disagree that Drayton was lying. But UM was deceiving by ommission at best. See the links above. Despite Borges' perfromance Hoke was publicly declaring he wasn't making any coaching staff changes (you'd have to assume he was saying the same privately to the recruits).
Borges gets fired on the 8th and Nuss gets hired the same day. This kind of hiring and firing doesn't take place in a day. There's a much longer ramp into the announcement. So you have to assume this plan was in motion -- it's clear from the Speight quotes he was not told. So like I said it deception by omission instead of flat out lying.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Not Really||
See links above. Given that Hoke was publicly declaring the staff wouldn't change it would be a surprise. See link above for Speights quote. He appears to have been surprised.
The point remains the same. Plenty of programs get the kids signed and on the books with an LOI and then announce changes. Michigan has done this as well. Look up when Terry Malone, left UM in 2006. I believe it was 2 days after national signing day. It was within the week.
I'm with Brian and think that they shouldn't sign LOI's and just sing the grant in aid paperwork....
|2 years 10 weeks ago||No & Yes|