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|1 week 1 day ago||Ok||
Replace FGCU with Furman, #95 in the RPI. Is that a more apt comparison?
|1 week 1 day ago||Oh, it's pretty crazy.||
Only one 15 seed has ever even made the round of 16. Only 8 (out of 128) 15 seeds have ever even won in the first round. So, yeah, it's pretty unusual.
It's actually a decent comparison, because like the low-major conferences, teams like Lincoln have to win their way through preliminary rounds (like conference tournaments) just to make the main field. Lincoln's path to the final 8 was a bit easier than it could have been, as this was their first premier league opponent, but it is still an amazing run. Their last two opponents were both Championship sides, roughly the equivalent of maybe a 6 seed and a 10 seed, about what you'd expect for a 15 seed's opponents, but it is harder for a team like Lincoln because they have to win two additional games just to get into the round of 64.
|1 week 1 day ago||Lincoln is roughly the #93||
Lincoln is roughly the #93 team in the FA, as they are at the top of their league and there are 92 teams in the four leagues above them. The #93 team in RPI in college basketball is Florida Gulf Coast, who would be a #15 seed, so imagine if they made the elite 8.
|1 week 5 days ago||The Crean GIF is up 97%-3%.||
And yet, still not beating the spread.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not a huge surprise.||
On the bracket matrix going into the weekend, I think there were 6 or 7 losses from the 10-11 seed range, and none of the teams that won really beat anyone all that good. Pretty much a perfect weekend for Michigan's seeding chances. Still a very fragile bubble spot though.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Runs great routes.||
Does a lot of work in the community, real popular with the fans. A real Wayne Chrebet-type guy. Great hands, really maximizes his talent.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Congrats,||
But how is his pad level?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Astronomy and physics major here||
Here's a partial list of good astronomy schools, off the top of my head: Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Texas, Cal-Berkeley, Cal Tech, Hawaii, U. Chicago. Hopkins was always strong because the Space Telescope Science Institute was across the street; Princeton has a lot of good people in the department plus the Institute for Advanced Study in town; Cal Tech, Berkeley, and Hawaii have great telescope access. I think one of the New Mexico schools also has a solid department.
I don't think that you necessarily have to be a huge math whiz for astronomy specifically, but it helps quite a bit in certain areas, like general relativity and curvature of spacetime, for example. It is definitely a calculus-heavy discipline. There are plenty of physics and math requirements for the astronomy degree at Michigan; basically the introductory calc sequence (Calc I, II, and III, then Ordinary DifEq) plus one more class (probably either vector calc or Partial DifEq). If you're already majoring in physics, though, adding astronomy as a major only means about 5 or 6 additional classes total, so doubling up isn't all that difficult.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||What is the ruling on this?||
I think he gets credited for a half sack at the end.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I don't even care anymore.||
Also, you left out Oklahoma/Ok State. Clemson could also lose to Va Tech.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Indiana scored all of 3||
Indiana scored all of 3 points in OT. Turrible.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Glad I finished strong||
Went from 28th to 5th on the strength of last week's performance. Doubt that is repeatable, but it was nice to finally have a really good week. Thanks, OP, for the timely opportunity to brag.
|17 weeks 16 hours ago||Maryland wins it||
Scored with about a minute left in second OT. Could have had a foul call on Maryland right before the shot, as the defender got knocked down as he headed to defend the shot. Good game, shitty ending.
|17 weeks 16 hours ago||Maryland ties it.||
1 minute left. Barf.
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||2-1 after a pk||
Michigan doing some amazing defending in the last few minutes.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I do remember that.||
Nobody wanted to throw snowballs at them because everyone wanted them on their side. They walked right to the middle of the snowball fight and seemingly in unison turned and opened fire on South Quad.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I was in Taylor in 96-97.||
Never had a tug of war, but I distinctly remember the strong marijuana odor in the stairwell outside Gomberg. Also remember Gomberg denizen Aaron Shea throwing a kegger in his dorm room and then having his room catch fire after he left for the weekend.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||They do now.||
They do now.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Are you having a fall wedding?||
If so, rookie mistake. 14% of anniversaries will be on football Saturdays. Next time you get married, shoot for May or June.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Whenever you get the balls in your hands...||
"Whenever you get the balls in your hands you just wanted to make something positive happen."
|21 weeks 5 days ago||34-17 M||
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I feel a little bad for Anu Solomon.||
Mainly because when he only uses the first initial of his last name, it looks like AnuS.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Too late to organize this,||
But I'd like to see a giant chartreuse (yellow-green) ribbon, the color designated for support of victims of child sexual abuse, right in the middle of the student section. We did a block M a few times; it would be quite the troll job to have the announcers have to talk about it, since it will be pretty obvious on tv.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||They also had some un-fluky things happen.||
I didn't watch much of the game, but I saw Temple's tight end turn a 15 yard pass into about 70 because the secondary couldn't catch up with him. And it's not like he was Devin Funchess. Penn State just looked slow.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Seems like||
A bit of a Dick thing to do.
|23 weeks 18 hours ago||Not really expected.||
I thought FSU would drop and we'd get jumped by Louisville. I don't think a 3 score win over a team that got some votes last week is cause to drop a spot.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||52-14 M||
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Campain?||
You probably should not be in charge, then.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Florida v. Kentucky.||
Florida can't score points against 11 traffic cones, and Kentucky just gave up 37 unanswered points to Southern Miss. But they're in the SEC, so one of them should be ranked.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||54-3 M||