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|1 hour 16 min ago||Since you picked that quotation||
from the OP about how "freaky statistical things happen like that in close proximity," I have a bone to pick with this reasoning process.
People always seem ready to misconstrue clustering of random phenomena, but "random" does not mean "regularly distributed." A series of coin flips resulting in a regular alternation of heads and tails is just as unlikely as is all heads or all tails; any of these is a description of a discrete case out of the 2^N potential outcomes of N number of coin flips. The outcome of any coin flip has no bearing on the outcome of that following.
By the same token, 0-16 happening a few years back has by itself no bearing on whether it happens again now. Commentary on clustering of random phenomena with expressions implying a narrative of causation, such as "we're hot" or "we're due," is evidence of people's fundamental discomfort with or incomprehension of randomness, clustering or no clustering.
|1 hour 58 min ago||What?||
What kind of hair?
|3 days 23 hours ago||There,||
|3 days 23 hours ago||Pronoun||
|3 days 23 hours ago||Maybe this could be done over||
using stuffed dentists.
|1 week 2 days ago||Mods:||
Bump to diary?
|1 week 2 days ago||Did you purposefully||
say "fight" instead of "fit?"
|1 week 3 days ago||*have.||
|1 week 3 days ago||This is||
either an extraordinarily subtly constructed comment, or a mis-use of "recant":
|1 week 6 days ago||Harbaugh||
is turning the tide in the rivalry.
Clearly, by looking at the pictures, you can see that Michigan Stadium has more people in it.
|1 week 6 days ago||Eventually||
you learn to read fast.
|1 week 6 days ago||Are you suggesting||
that's what MGoOhNo is doing with Amir_6?
Somehow, the "Fucktards" is making me think not.
|1 week 6 days ago||Look up||
the Jesse Owens trees at OSU.
|1 week 6 days ago||Vegetarian too.||
When did they come for Hitler?
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Is your avatar||
doing a Brady Hoke impression?
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||"it's better that they're doing well."||
Do you mean "if," or are you counting the off-season as an overwhelming victory?
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||You've confused||
two games. You are talking about the 1976 OSU game in Columbus, Bo's first win over Woody after three losses and a tie to OSU going back to 1972, only Bo's third victory over Woody going back to 1969.
M continued beating OSU in '77 (mentioned below) and '78 (14-3).
Some worthwile OSU beatdowns with motivational backstories are still missing above and below, so, with some redundancies, let me point to:
Post-1969: '76, '77, '78, '80. I'm not sure if they are both in this thread elsewhere, but Brady's two OSU victories in '99 and '00.
Pre-1969: '64; (game-film only? WH?): '40, '47, '48, '50.
OSU's streak '72-75 trashed several potential UM MNCs, but it is dwarfed by the wreckage inflicted on UM teams, several of them otherwise undefeated, in a winless streak from 1933-42 by Minnesota. Michigan finally turned the tide on the rivalry in 1943 before taking a year off in 1944. If film of the '43 Minnesota game exists, it should be exhumed and a voice-over added. Michigan dominated the series from thence forth.
(Rose) Bowl wins pre-1970: 1948, '51, '65; if anything exists, 1902. The '02 and '48 scores are identical.
Conference rivalries: YouTube has four minutes of film uploaded from the 1904 Chicago game.
Beating the SEC in Bowl Games: 87/88 Alabama; 90/91 Mississippi; 98/99 Arkansas; 99/00 Alabama; 00/01 Auburn; 02/03 Florida; 07/08 Florida.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||How about||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Have to disagree.||
I think you mean "Prolate."
So the proper designation is "Truncated Prolate Spheroid Wooden Container."
I know it sounds complicated, but do it for the children.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Typo||
List item #11: "since their helpless to change it."
I didn't see any other errors up to that point, but they're/their errors in particular annoy me.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"Decedent" --||
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||It looks like||
UN's AAU membership was a difference-maker getting them into the B1G, only to have it pulled almost immediately thereafter.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||They||
played both, at least back in the Big Eight days.
In 1971, UN, OU and UC ended 1-2-3 in the CFB rankings. I don't recall a conference tour-de-force like that since.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||I've been||
fully aware of Boren for decades now.
It might still have escaped my notice that he was currently serving as president of OU.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||"HEDGE-||
I've seen this word a lot used to discuss Bretton Woods and the international US dollar standard, but not yet CFB conference expansion.
House that Rockne Built's "Stuffing the Passer" series made a conceptual link between CFB conference expansion and European imperialism in a 2011 episode entitled "The Berlin Conference," yet still managed to avoid using the word "hegemony," as far as I recall.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||According||
to The Global Research University Profiles(GRUP) project conducted by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2011, Rutgers is 39th in the US, 2 ahead of Ohio State U (61st globally), and Oklahoma is tied for 109-31 (301-400).
I had to go through 2 pages of Google to get to a ranking that wasn't done by US News and World Report.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Oakland||
is in play?
I'll be going now.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I say||
go back to "Western Conference."
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think he means||
Notre Dame del Norte.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Spencer, as always, an entertaining read.||
Per this link, Boren is in the news again, in a story that also mentions North Dakota State as an expansion target.
Not convinced? How about now:
I expect it's easier to double your population if you are Fargo than if you are New York City.
After this and the Frat Song Crisis, I wonder how it sits in Oklahoma to have more people know who the president of your flagship university is than your governor?