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|2 years 2 weeks ago||Nice Post||
Only one pedantic nitpick, but the game agaisnt the Soviets was not the semi-final. The medal round was a four team round-robin among USA, USSR, Sweden, and Finland. USA's result from the group stage against Sweden carried over (a 2-2 draw), and they played USSR and Finland. The win over Finland did indeed earn them the gold medal (obviously), but if Finland had won, each would have finished tied with 3 points, and USSR would have won gold with 4 points.
Thanks for the recap.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Another Factor||
I overlooked the role of Comcast and TW as pseudo-customers of the various channels that actually create the content that they distribute.
That is a very real national market issue. For example, a merged Comcast/TW would have increased negotiating power with HBO or ESPN or the like. But this type of power would result in the ability to demand lower costs from the HBOs and ESPNs out there. The end users would theoretically benefit from this at the expense of HBO/ESPN.
Would the DOJ/FTC have a problem with this? I doubt it. The point is to protect consumers, not providers.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Market Definition||
This was a good post.
Market definition will be key to this, and I think the DOJ/FTC won't put in a lot of effort into stopping this merger.
Comcast and Time Warner each provide three basic services: TV, Internet, and Phone. While they are national companies, I doubt they would define the market nationally. Rather, I expect market definition will be defined regionally or locally.
In the vast majority of local markets that offer one of Comcast and TW, there are already limited options.
TV: Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV, Dish, Uverse/Verizon Fios
Internet: Comcast/Time Warner, Uverse/DSL/Verizon, possibly 4G, possibly Google
Phone: Comcast/Time Warner, Uverse/Verizon/Other, Mobile
In any of the above markets, market share or market power will not increase beyond its current level. Only in the few markets where a customer has a choice between Comcast and Time Warner in any of the three markets would there be a danger of an increase. It seems clear that in these markets Comcast will divest customers by selling their infrastructure to another provider.
This proposed merger is far different than Sirius/XM, or T-Mobile.
The first step of market definition is looking at areas in which the companies compete. Comcast and Time Warner don't compete, for the most part, except for the markets where divestment is planned. The question would then turn to whether a merger would result in a price increase. This would occur in the limited markets where they compete. In typical markets, price won't increase because they are still held in check by the same competitors as before.
I'd be surprised to see an effor to block this given Comcast's plan to divest in the limited markets in which they compete with TW.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Not scotch||
Amrut Fusion single malt whiskey
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Stagg and Berwanger||
Amos Alonzo Stagg as previously mentioned.
John "Jay" Berwanger - also from the university of chicago, he was the first recipient of the heisman trophy.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||He was 101 according to ESPN.||
He was 101 according to ESPN.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||
Additionally, the linemen can go as far downfield as they want if the pass does not cross the line of scrimmage. Thus, on the read option, we can also throw the bubble screen or similar, if desired, without sacrificing the run blocking.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Henson's condition for||
Henson's condition for committing as a high school junior was that Lloyd would not recruit a qb ahead of drew. He didn't want to be behind another guy in addition to Brady. That's how I remember it. I could be wrong.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||I agree with everything you||
I agree with everything you say here other than the beer selection. That shit is terrible.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||http://mgoblog.com/diaries/wh||
Sorry, I thought that was the type of dialogue Mr. Wahoo preferred.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Yeah, thanks for that - it's||
Yeah, thanks for that - it's wonderful how everyone has this fairyland fantasy for divisions and somehow every thread on divisions is a license to share it with the world so we can all see how perfect it is. And this one's basically the usual badly thought-out mess.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||I love a good playoff||
I love a good playoff proposal thread. My proposal is the best.
8 teams. AQ conference champs qualify. Top 2 non AQ (including nd) if ranked in top 8 of bcs qualify. Fill in with highest ranked at large teams, no more than 1 at large per AQ conference. Seed based on bcs and top 4 host a home game. Winners play in two of the bcs bowls. Losers play in the other two. Champ game played a week or so later.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||The abc/espn reverse mirror||
The abc/espn reverse mirror does not apply to night games. It's possible that people outside the Midwest would need to find a bar or have gameplan for the psu game (unless their contract has changed; msu-cal from 2008 was almost not shown in Chicago).
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Epltalk.com for bundesliga||
Epltalk.com for bundesliga talk. No, it's for epl talk. Excuse my ruse.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Don't forget the rabid||
Don't forget the rabid elderly.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Lack of farm-ly values||
Lack of farm-ly values amirite?
|6 years 14 weeks ago||A hamburger. No, a||
A hamburger. No, a cheeseburger.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||You could flip Wisconsin and||
You could flip Wisconsin and Iowa in that alignment also.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Nebraska||
|6 years 14 weeks ago||This thread forced me to register||
While I think having Michigan and osu is separate divisions is terrible, assuming that is the case, why not this: