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|4 days 12 hours ago||The season starts next||
The season starts next Thursday, not tomorrow.
|5 days 4 hours ago||For the sake of practicality,||
For the sake of practicality, one would be a 2016 Subaru Forester XT. Still decently powerful with the 250hp turbo engine, but enough space for my wife and I to take any road trip we want. Plus it can go places in Pittsburgh winters unlike my second car.
My other car would be a red Porsche 911 - either the 2015 GT3 RS or the 2010 GT2 RS. If I only get one car for the rest of my life, it will be a red 911 worthy of a racetrack. It's the one car I've always wanted since I knew what cars were. I keep telling myself that someday I'll finally have the money to buy one.
|1 week 2 days ago||This post reminds me how||
This post reminds me how ridiculous it is that we've never had a QB throw more than 25 TDs in a single season, and only once has someone cleared 3000 yards.
For comparison, 39 QBs threw for more than 3000 yards last year alone, 21 of which were in P5 conferences. 24 QBs threw for more than 25 TDs, 13 of them in P5. Yet, with all the talent we've had in the past at QB and WR/TE...
|1 week 2 days ago||I mean, I think it's unlikely||
I mean, I think it's unlikely that we beat either MSU or OSU, but to not even consider the possibility in a 'best case' scenario is ridiculous. I could understand a 10-2 best case if it involved beating MSU, and you could even preserve the 'Rose Bowl' part of it by saying the 2nd loss is to Utah or BYU.
Also, on the other end, I'd peg our worst case to actually be 5-7, if it turns out that none of the QBs are any good and the DL doesn't put much pressure on opposing QBs. If that happens, we could easily drop games to Utah, BYU, Minnesota, MSU, PSU, and OSU. One upset in the other 6 games and 5-7 is reasonable, if a bit unlikely.
|1 week 3 days ago||*woosh*||
|1 week 3 days ago||Fleck seems like a pretty||
Fleck seems like a pretty neat guy. He's gonna get a big time job sooner rather than later.
|1 week 3 days ago||Notables should have also||
Notables should have also included all of our opponents. Like:
Utah - 43
The ratings have us going 6-6, which wouldn't be surprising but definitely disappointing.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not convinced Rudock so||
I'm not convinced Rudock so much as lost the job as it's Ferentz trying to recreate the days of Brad Banks, the last time anyone so much as worried about the Iowa offense. Beathard is a lot more mobile than Rudock is, but time will tell if he's actually any sort of upgrade as a quarterback.
Regardless, I just want a QB who can a) help the team score points and b) not turn the ball over constantly. Doesn't matter to me if it's Morris, Rudock, Gentry, Malzone, or Joe Schmoe coming out of the stands.
|1 week 5 days ago||I sense a recruiting||
I sense a recruiting violation 12 years in the making.
Seriously though, that's a pretty neat thing for Coca Cola to do.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You're half right. There was||
You're half right. There was a hydrogen explosion at Chernobyl which lifted the reactor head off and ejected some material from the reactor outside of the containment building. A meltdown alone does not contaminate the environment to the scale that Chernobyl did.
The Chernobyl explosion would have looked nothing like this, though.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Whoa, 10.5 sacks per game? I||
Whoa, 10.5 sacks per game? I knew Nguyen was good but those are NCAA '14 numbers on JV level with the sliders all tilted.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||75% accurate over the 20||
75% accurate over the 20 random games they selected from the same timeframe that they built the model on? Doesn't sound that 'highly accurate' to me, especially when you could pick 'pass' every time and be right almost 57% of the time.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||They're equally valid in that||
They're equally valid in that they're equally meaningless.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Except that's an event we||
Except that's an event we have plenty of data on, so we could theoretically assign a percentage to it (if we conveniently ignore the scientific capability to track interstellar objects within collision distance of Earth). It is also repeatable, as we could bet again for the following hour, over and over again, until an asteroid does hit and we're both dead. The only way this UM-OSU game is even remotely 'repeatable' is if they meet again in a Playoff game, and even then we get two data points.
Do we actually have any truly applicable data that we can assign a percentage to this specific game? Especially considering it's an event where a lot can change before the end of November (injuries, suspensions, players over/underperforming, etc.). Maybe 18% is correct, maybe not, but how the hell would you even test it?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Childish and immature seems||
Childish and immature seems to be right up Penn State's alley.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I was posting in jest, but I||
I was posting in jest, but I do think it's really stupid to apply percentages to a non-repeatable trial like this.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know man, I'd put it||
I don't know man, I'd put it at 50%. We either win or lose. Not like we're going to play this specific game 100 times to see how often we win.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I've been to weddings during||
I've been to weddings during three games - the Iowa and Delaware State games in 2009 and Utah in 2014. None of which were very notable for any reason.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I assumed this was picking a||
I assumed this was picking a factory truck, not taking an existing one and boosting them. In that case I'd still take the SRT-10, then let Hennessey put a pair of turbos on and have myself a pickup that puts down about 1000hp. Totally useless? Yes, but I also have no use for a truck in general.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The Lightning is fine, but it||
The Lightning is fine, but it doesn't have the novelty of the Viper engine like the SRT-10, nor the old-school appeal of the Syclone. I'd love to see Ford to do something ridiculous like put the GT500 engine (or the powerplant for the upcoming GT) in an F150, but that won't happen.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||While I will never own a||
While I will never own a truck, if I had to get one I'd probably go with the 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10. Maybe even go back to the 1991 GMC Syclone. If I'm getting a truck, I'm getting something fast at least.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The fastest car I've ever||
The fastest car I've ever been in is probably a 1967 Shelby GT500 that a friend's dad bought. However, I did (stupidly, in retrospect) have by WRX up to 145 once on a highway with no other cars around, and that's easily the fastest I've ever been in a car.
Slowest is the time my wife and I had to drive from Traverse City to Pittsburgh in her Kia Rio with one of the injectors broken; I had to take over the shifting because the misfire would shake the car under 3500rpm. In terms of cars that were actually working properly, maybe the pink Ford Aspire that one of my high school friends had.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Can we just trade Rutgers for||
Can we just trade Rutgers for Oklahoma straight up?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||FYI, I was referencing a||
FYI, I was referencing a certain recent event involving Paterno:
Joe Paterno, in his own words, on why he waited until the following day to call anyone after hearing what McQueary had told him about seeing Sandusky with a boy in a campus shower in 2002: "I ordinarily would have called people right away, but it was a Saturday morning and I didn't want to interfere with their weekends."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Paterno was looking for the||
Paterno was looking for the right time to retire, but he didn't want to ruin anyone's weekend.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'm hoping to either upgrade||
I'm hoping to either upgrade to an STi (hoping they bring back the hatch soon), or move to a Focus RS (345hp in a hatchback sounds like a goddamn blast). I got the WRX when I was still in college (thanks to not having student loans, a pretty good internship, and a fellowship for my Master's degree), so hopefully I can make the upgrade to something a bit faster. Not that the WRX is slow or anything, but I sometimes find myself wanting just a bit more.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, I learned mostly by just||
Yes, I learned mostly by just straight buying my WRX back in 2005 and forcing myself to learn. It wasn't pretty the first week or so, but I still have the car, 10 years and 130k miles later, original clutch, and no mechanical issues.
I tried to teach my wife how to drive it, but she just gets frustrated. I'm hoping to convince her to let me replace it with another manual when it comes time for me to retire the trusty Subaru.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Awfully confident that we||
Awfully confident that we won't lose both games. What makes you think it's 'safe money' that we beat either of them, even if both games are at home?
As to the question, OSU each and every day.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Just go with a projector.||
Just go with a projector. Best AV purchase I've ever made is the setup I put in my basement.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Probably something like a||
Probably something like a Honda CRV or a Subaru Forester. With the dog and all the road trips my wife and I take, we need more room than either of the compacts (Kia Rio and Subaru Impreza WRX) we have right now. I'm hoping I can convince her to trade in the Kia, not my WRX though.