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|1 day 9 hours ago||Tim Urban writes, I link:|
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Doesn't change the point though||
The universe has been around for almost 14 billion years. The Earth has been around 4.5 billion years. The sun has another approximately 5 billion good years left in it.
Considering how far life has come on Earth (from not existing to literally teeming with unbelievable biological diversity) and moreover considering how far life has come in the past ~100,000 years, it is not absurd to think that sometime in the next 5 billion years humans could figure out how to master the entire energy of our galaxy and be traveling throughout the entire universe in ways you or I never imagined.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'll bite:||
And by "i'll bite" I actually mean I will demonstrate that I have been waiting for years for someone to ask me this very question so I can write 6 paragraphs about one time I dominated a pickup football game, which, sadly, is pretty much the pinnacle of my sports achievement.
My freshman year I lived in Couzens, and we always played football out on Palmer field that year after class or on the weekends or whatever. We usually had enough guys to get our own game going, but on this particular day it was just me and one of my friends. We saw a big game going on so we joined just as they were about to draft teams.
I guess I am not the most athletic looking person in the world, because I always get drafted lower than I should, and on this day I was drafted dead last. Even my friend, who is six inches shorter than me and asian, got picked in front of me. And to be fair, I'm not the biggest or the strongest or the fastest. But I was a pretty good backyard football player because I have super reliable hands and good quickness. So on our first offensive play of the game, I know there is a 0% chance the quarterback even looks at me, even though I can tell the guy who is on me has no chance of covering me. Two steps into the route, I could tell the qb was just gonna chuck it deep to his buddy. So I kind of start shadowing 'buddy' down the field even though he is my teammate. The pass comes and is underthrown, so 3-4 people stop their route and just wait for it to get there, but I timed it up perfectly so I undercut it with a full head of steam, make a jumping catch just in front of the crowd, and since they were all standing still, walk into the endzone.
I score a couple more touchdowns over the next few drives, and then they decide to change up teams. In this draft, I'm picked first, and the guy says, "I'll take Tommy Touchdown over there." At this point, I'm feeling really good. During the next game, I'm getting double covered on every play. Finally, there was a play I didn't get doubled, I yell to the qb, "check left, I've got single coverage." (Who has ever said that in backyard football? God, I was a tool). I scored on that play. Got doubled again for the rest of the afternoon.
Finally, there was a play towards the end where it was 4th down and the other team hadn't used their one blitz every 4 downs yet. I told the qb, "I'll be doubled, but just throw it high up on the right side when the blitz comes. I'll catch it." The blitz came, qb lobbed it up. I and the two dudes covering me jump straight up for the ball. They perfectly sandwiched me as I was touching the ball so the ball got deflected exactly straight up. Because they collided into me, they both fell to either side while I fell on my ass right in the middle. The ball landed square in my chest. Just a perfect lucky deflection kind of like Roundtree's against NWestern. After the catch, some random dude said, "damn. Kid just makes plays."
Love those days where you just feel so good, and the level of competition is just right that you have to play hard, but you really are the best one on the field, and then on top of that you get a few bounces...
|9 weeks 4 days ago||should mention, though||
When presented with the choice to either block or not block, Funchess usually chose to not block.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||In the most technical sense,||
I'd say the Denard offense was round peg, round hole, while the Tate offense was like 17-gon into a hole defined by its circumscribed circle. It fits, almost completely even, but there were still some gaps which could only be filled in by IT'S ALL ABOUT DENARD.
Finally, as I mentioned below, 2008 was toothpick into round hole.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||continuing the analogy...||
RR's first season is best described as toothpick in normal sized round hole. Didn't matter if he tried to put it in a square or round hole, it was still just a toothpick.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||were we watching the same football team?||
Not to start a flame war or anything, but Rodriguez's offenses were obviously round peg, round hole.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||should mention||
That Spike's "out-dueling" of Russell was actually 1/2 MAAR doing a fantastic job on the defensive end.
I'm not saying Spike wasn't the best player on the court, and fantastic, instead just mentioning MAAR deserves a shout-out besides the "tough day for the freshmen" he was given.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||STRATEGICALLY COVERED NUDITY!!!!||
ALL CAPS111!!!1!!!1 I'm going to tell Mrs.StephenRKass.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||pretty small sample size, right?||
For example, my guess (without even bothering to look at the data!) is that the RR era saw the most EE's. Then there will also be more transfers among them, because RR era.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||two posts on this thing?||
jesus christ, who gives a shit was CSG spends $3000 on?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||what pressure, though||
do you prefer your balls?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||everyone loves his writing, and generally agrees with his stance||
but it's also well documented that he's pretty much an asshole.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||logged in to disagree||
Mainly, I take issue with your statement that GR3 was a big part of the reason our defense was decent. Last year's defense was pathetic, the worst JB has ever coached at Michigan (including the 10-22 year!). GR3 had a lower DReb% than Novak and Chatman, and about the same as Irvin's. It is hard to measure individual contribution, but GR3 played on the worst defensive team JB has ever coached at Michigan, so it couldn't have been that good.
I agree his cutting was a reasonably big part of the offensive success the last two years, but I'd say Stauskas is the guy we miss. Imagine if Irvin was sitting in the corner getting wide open 3s and making 35-40% of them, instead of GR3's 30%. I kind of think that'd make up for the residual effect of everyone's "being worried about getting posterized."
|17 weeks 2 days ago||*whoever||
Sorry, it's my its/it's pet peeve. Especially when people use whom when it should be who, as they then come off as someone who is trying to do it correctly, but really has no idea.
Just so I have some nice advice to go with my negative feedback, whenever you don't know whether you should say who or whom, try replacing the word with he/him, it makes it more clear whether you are using the subject or the object.
"He would make that comparison"
"Him would make that comparison"
Then you can tell your pronoun in this case is the subject and you should use who!
|19 weeks 4 days ago||negged because how can i feel||
negged because how can i feel good about having the last word when it is graciously given to me?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||negged||
because you clearly don't understand i am just having fun. congrats to you and your team. enjoy this.
still, i hate ohio.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||negged for trying to get the||
negged for trying to get the last word, also for not negging yourself, which is what you would do if you were hard.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think I need to||
I don't think I need to explain why I negged your post.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||first post?||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||negged for poor grammar||
it should be affect the verb, not effect the noun. now i am negging myself because it's a negbang.
if i had a second neg to give, i'd neg you because it's a negbang. and if i had a third, i'd neg you because fuck ohio.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||this seems like a real||
this seems like a real discussion, i don't think you people get what a negbang is.
|22 weeks 17 hours ago||dude||
In the comments of that video, someone recommends watching the video at 1/2 speed. Try it, my stomach still hurts from laughing. Is amazing.
|22 weeks 17 hours ago||this.||
When dudes' jobs are on the line, many of them perform below their normal standard.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||while I appreciate the sentiment of the article...||
...I wish the case that the author made for Woodson was not so hollow.
Based only on the evidence given in the article, I actually came away with the impression that Manning has had the better career.
|24 weeks 19 hours ago||What is this???!?!||
An ice rink for ANTS??! The Derek Zoolander Yost South Arena should be at least...THREE TIMES THIS LARGE!
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I guess not||
It was funnier 5 years ago when GSimmons83 (?? I forget the #) was a regular poster and people called him 'gsimms.'
The good news is that if I just type 'gp' [\tab] the computer just knows what I was going to type next...
|24 weeks 2 days ago||this strikes me as dumb...||
What road to the college football playoff isn't blocked by top quality coaches at top quality programs?
OSU just lost to a terrible Virginia Tech team, and then went undefeated in a terrible big ten, and made the playoffs. Please find me an easier route to the playoffs than through the big ten.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||logged in just to vote this up.||
Hope you're doing well, dude.
edit: the kcp zinger, I mean.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||how do you know this?||
That Devin's moral code does not allow for stealing does not imply that he loves crab legs any less.
The same can be said of obtaining sex from women, for that matter.