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|12 hours 20 min ago||I think||
there is a plausible explanation for the massive ratings decline. It is possible that nearly the same number of people actually watched the game but did so in large gatherings at parties, etc. Probably not as many as watched it the year before, but perhaps it was not the precipitous decline that the numbers would indicate. (I don't think this matters in terms of advertisement dollars though as I believe that the cost of advertisements is strictly related to ratings).
|12 hours 21 min ago||Or even||
more succinctly, you like to be an enormous asshole to people on the internet for no reason other that it makes you feel cool and all good and tingly on the inside.
|12 hours 30 min ago||Jeez,||
sorry I did not have the various "Rose Bowl traditions" excerpts locked and loaded and ready to go. Put it this way, if they hadn't had a "never on Sunday" tradition before the NFL, they would certainly have one now.
Or perhaps "the Tournament of Outback" has a similar tradition that I also don't know about.
|12 hours 41 min ago||First,||
your initial response of "anti-climactic?" and what you said under it have no relation to one another and don't make sense together.
Second, not many people were watching it as evidence from the over-30% decline in ratings from the previous year.
|12 hours 44 min ago||Yeah,||
but don't you think the reason for the policy could have changed over the years. Sunday does not mean what Sunday used to mean for the most part in this country anymore. You can by alcohol at 10:00 AM on a Sunday now (Not that aren't a bunch of things wrong with that). I think it is completely possible that the NFL is the reason for the policy now even if it was not to begin with.
|12 hours 50 min ago||I think||
it could certainly be a combination of factors, it is traditionally a holy day, the NFL is on, FX and TNT always have kick-ass movies on, etc.
|13 hours 10 min ago||Elab||
|13 hours 17 min ago||It||
just really had an anti-climactic feeling this year and it should not have. It did not even appear that the Orange Bowl was sold out and the Bama-State game was too late, took way to long to start and you could kind of sense that really nobody was watching it. Even before Bama Bama-d them it did not feel like a "big game" and that is inexcusable for a national semi-final game.
|13 hours 19 min ago||They||
are starting to feel Fox breathing down their neck and with good reason.
|13 hours 27 min ago||Yeah,||
but as Mike Ehrmentrout so elegantly explained to Walter White, it is time to stop with the half measures. Obviously the CFP playoff games are now the primetime must see games any given year. In the years when the Rose Bowl is not a national semi-final, it should relent and be played on New Years Eve day, before the CFP games. Keeping the Rose Bowl on New Years Day when it is not in the CFP hurts both the Playoff because it is then played on New Years Eve and the Rose Bowl because nobody cares about it after the playoff because it does not have the feeling of a "buildup" to the climax game anymore.
|13 hours 35 min ago||This||
will in fact be the 12th time the Rose Bowl has been played on January 2nd, (not counting the two years it hosted the BCS national championship game), most recently in 2012.
|13 hours 40 min ago||They||
don't have a choice unless they definitively deal with the "Rose Bowl problem." This Rose Bowl is clearly the best stand alone bowl game but it should yield at this point or be given a semi-final every year. The CPF on New Years Eve concept is a disaster and the Rose Bowl tradition of New Years Day in the same time slot is the reason for the awkward lineup.
This year is a pretty bad set up for the Rose Bowl on January 2nd anyway because after the CPF games and the Sunday of NFL action, precisely nobody is going to care about those January 2nd bowl games.
|14 hours 18 min ago||Not||
an effective treatment of anal warts.
|14 hours 37 min ago||That||
was transparently due to the ongoing shift in the SEC balance of power. He said the only thing he could say aside from "I am terrified of Nick Saban."
|14 hours 47 min ago||To be||
fair he has not tried to edit or have it deleted.
|14 hours 49 min ago||Hepatitis||
A - D can be treated effectively with exposure to Hepatitis F - I. Anal Warts are a little more tricky. You are going to need floss, superglue, a butter knife, saline solution and a copy of the Boomerang soundtrack. It is every bit as uncomfortable as it sounds.
|14 hours 59 min ago||No -||
We absolutely do not have to do that, at all.
|15 hours 21 min ago||Seriously? -||
Is Ohio State sexy too? What the hell OP?
|16 hours 44 min ago||It||
should replace #2. I will refer to Middle Michigan Staee University from Yeast Lansing in any way I want to, including their coach, Morine Dopsnotio.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I||
agree with you for the most part. However, If Mateen Cleeves gets convicted, I think it will hurt the program, its perception, and its self perception. They won't be "taking down any banners" or anything, but Izzo and Cleeves occupy the same place in the consciousness of that basketball program. If he gets convicted of that crime it is going to be very difficult for MSU to "celebrate" that team any longer and it will create a void where glory used to be, IMO.
|2 days 12 hours ago||This||
is a common problem that I have. EVERY SINGLE TIME I go shoot my AK be it in the woods, in a strip club, or just at a public park, I am frustrated by how inaccurate it is.
|2 days 12 hours ago||The||
biggest question is, has be recovered from the wrist injury to the extent necessary to use this weapon?
Seriously, Cleeves, Appling, Dawson. Eventually this will start taking a little bit of shine off of the MSU basketball program.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Even||
with the early games in the season, why not? I am not saying have like 3 night games per year, but if there is not a conference game that really screams night game, why not just make an early season game novel. Other teams don't need a "reason" to have night games, they just have them. A perfect example is Colorado this year. Kind of a ho-hum looking affair against a middling PAC 12 team. A snoozer, right? Throw that same game at 8:00 PM and we would have some terrible towels going and the place would be rocking. I just don't get why we really won't just commit to the entire concept.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I||
can't figure out the downside. The previous night games went so well that I would have thought it would have been a no-brainer.
|2 days 14 hours ago||That||
is why I kind of like it at night. There will no way the team will be looking past it. At noon I think it would actually be more tricky. I worry about fatigue by the time of The Game more than anything. That is a for real 3 game gauntlet.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Our||
team was also terrible, so there is that. The call did not help though.
|2 days 16 hours ago||If||
I remember correctly, Forcier was kind of hurt - kind of benched. I remember there being some back and forth between he and RR as to whether he was going into the game.
So much promise with the Pick 6 by Warren and then tight end mania ensued and we had no answer.
|2 days 16 hours ago||That||
loss to Rutgers in 2014 lol.
|4 days 18 hours ago||This||
is a good point. I think the key for all of this is for everybody, both genders, to avoid high risk (and low reward typically) sex in general.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Real||
Question. Do you think it is part of the rape culture to educate women not to put themselves in situations where consent could be unclear or ambiguous? I am just asking because I don't think such a statement is wrong or in anyway ill-conceived. I think it is smart and important, and while it is ultimately immaterial as to whether sex is consensual or not, have we reached a point of hyper-political correctness that it is inappropriate to even say that?