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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5130 on: December 30, 2008, 03:00:10 PM »
Congrats to Ozgeorge, on reaching the 10,000 post milestone!

I'm glad to see this one went largely un-noticed.  I hope my passing the same mark will fall into similar anonymity.

For me, smelling Spring makes the Winter last less. 

I do not know what this "Spring" is that you speak of.

Maybe it is Global Warming, who knows. 

Don't bring that discussion into this unsullied holy ground.

One time I smelled Spring, a foot of snow fell a week later

Welcome to Cleveland.

although I never claimed to be that Groundhog in PA.

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« Reply #5131 on: December 30, 2008, 03:29:39 PM »
Yes, congrats to Ozgeorge for breaking the 10,000 post barrier!  :)
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« Reply #5132 on: December 30, 2008, 04:27:49 PM »
You should be VERY afraid if your local Chinese restaurant has a cage of cats sitting in the back of the restaurant.
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« Reply #5133 on: December 30, 2008, 04:29:23 PM »
You should be VERY afraid if your local Chinese restaurant has a cage of cats sitting in the back of the restaurant.
BTW, how big are these cats?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5134 on: December 30, 2008, 04:43:11 PM »
You should be VERY afraid if your local Chinese restaurant has a cage of cats sitting in the back of the restaurant.
BTW, how big are these cats?

Great question, indeed.  Are we talking house-cats, or pumas/mountain lions?  Females or males (or mixed)?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5135 on: December 30, 2008, 05:43:36 PM »
The fat, juicy and tasty...  Gender, color and sexual orientation don't matter. Yummy!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5136 on: December 30, 2008, 06:24:03 PM »
Cat the other other other white meat

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5137 on: December 30, 2008, 07:43:05 PM »
"Did you ever think when you eat Chinese,
It ain’t pork or chicken but a fat siamese?
Yet the food tastes great, so you don’t complain.
But that’s not chicken in your chicken chow mein.

Seems to me I ordered sweet-and-sour pork
But Garfield’s on my fork.
He’s purrin’ here on my fork.

There’s a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon,
The place that I eat every day at noon.
They can feed you cat and you’ll never know,
Once they wrap it up in dough, boy.
They fry it real crisp in dough.

Chou Lin asked if I wanted more
As he was dialin’ up his buddy at the old pet store.
I said "Not today. I lost my appetite.
There’s two cats in my belly and they want to fight."
I was suckin’ on a Rolaid and a Tums or two,
When I swear I heard it mew, boy.
And that is when I knew,

There’s a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon
I think I gotta stop eatin’ there at noon.
They say that it’s beef or fish or pork
But it’s purrin’ there on my fork.
There’s a hair-ball on my fork. "


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« Reply #5138 on: December 30, 2008, 07:44:37 PM »
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BTW, how big are these cats?

Overstuffed tabbys.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5139 on: December 30, 2008, 08:05:05 PM »
Depends.  We've got bobcats.  They're big, but not like panthers.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5140 on: December 30, 2008, 11:14:40 PM »
Wow.  Just wow.  Weird Al and cats, together in one page?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5141 on: December 31, 2008, 12:02:14 AM »
(Self-congratulatory post on reaching 10,000... with this very post!)
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« Reply #5142 on: December 31, 2008, 12:11:23 AM »
Congrats on reaching 10,000!  And you came so close to beating Ozgeorge as well!  :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5143 on: December 31, 2008, 12:43:33 AM »
I really like former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan even though he deserved to be fired.  Will he wind up with the Jets and one more shot at glory with an aging and broken QB in Favre?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5144 on: December 31, 2008, 12:44:09 AM »
Can cleveland and ozgeorge combine for 10% of all forum posts?

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« Reply #5145 on: December 31, 2008, 01:43:04 AM »
(Self-congratulatory post on reaching 10,000... with this very post!)

here's to 10k more!

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« Reply #5146 on: December 31, 2008, 08:58:31 AM »
Congrats on reaching 10,000!  And you came so close to beating Ozgeorge as well!  :)

here's to 10k more!

Thank you both for the well-wishes.
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« Reply #5147 on: December 31, 2008, 11:13:19 AM »
Congratulations to both OzGeorge and Cleveland for their 10K milestone (post-stone?)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5148 on: December 31, 2008, 12:21:04 PM »
Can cleveland and ozgeorge combine for 10% of all forum posts?

While this isn't necessarily a milestone to be looking forward to, Ozgeorge, Fr. Anastasios, and I do already combine for just over 10% of the forum's total posting volume.
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« Reply #5149 on: December 31, 2008, 03:55:25 PM »
Can cleveland and ozgeorge combine for 10% of all forum posts?

While this isn't necessarily a milestone to be looking forward to, Ozgeorge, Fr. Anastasios, and I do already combine for just over 10% of the forum's total posting volume.

But it took years of posting to attain that!  Here's to another 10%

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« Reply #5150 on: December 31, 2008, 04:17:48 PM »
While this isn't necessarily a milestone to be looking forward to, Ozgeorge, Fr. Anastasios, and I do already combine for just over 10% of the forum's total posting volume.

I noticed the same observation; However, why can't 2 people account for 10% of a forum's posts?   ???

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5151 on: December 31, 2008, 04:26:55 PM »
I noticed the same observation; However, why can't 2 people account for 10% of a forum's posts?   ???

It would show that the forum is being dominated by said two people.  It would be better for a few of us to have high post counts, but for the overall activity to be spread out (maybe, say, the top 5 or top 10 account for 10%), to show more balance.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5152 on: December 31, 2008, 04:28:01 PM »
While this isn't necessarily a milestone to be looking forward to, Ozgeorge, Fr. Anastasios, and I do already combine for just over 10% of the forum's total posting volume.

But it took years of posting to attain that!  Here's to another 10%

Yikes.  I hope other people keep posting, and posting well (I mean, substantive, useful, helpful posts), to prevent us from gaining more market share.

It should be noted that since June 2007, Ozgeorge and I have had 10+ posts/day posting rates.  Amazing.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5153 on: December 31, 2008, 04:46:10 PM »
Yes, we need some good quality topics and insightful posts. The Random topics thread seriously isn't one of them!!  But hey, we do accomplish things in this thread.

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« Reply #5154 on: January 01, 2009, 03:59:25 AM »
Hey, did anyone happen to see the Sun Bowl yesterday?  You didn't miss much.  The lowest scoring major bowl game in about 50 years.  Oregon State beat Pitt 3-0, the only score for either team being a Justin Kahut FG close to the end of the second quarter.  The two teams totaled 20 punts and 10 QB sacks, and the Beavers of OSU even had a TD catch nullified by an official ruling (upheld upon appeal to video replay) that the receiver stepped out of bounds.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5155 on: January 01, 2009, 01:54:51 PM »
It should be noted that since June 2007, Ozgeorge and I have had 10+ posts/day posting rates.  Amazing.

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« Reply #5156 on: January 01, 2009, 03:04:51 PM »
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It should be noted that since June 2007, Ozgeorge and I have had 10+ posts/day posting rates.

The mods and admins apparently have access to a lot more stats than I do... I'm getting jealous!  ;D
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« Reply #5157 on: January 01, 2009, 03:15:35 PM »
It should be noted that since June 2007, Ozgeorge and I have had 10+ posts/day posting rates.  Amazing.

Thank God I'm Orthodox. I'd never make it as a Trappist. My will to speak is too strong.

But you could make excellent beer and cheese for us if you were Trappist George!

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« Reply #5158 on: January 01, 2009, 11:48:03 PM »
Hey, did anyone happen to see the Sun Bowl yesterday?  You didn't miss much.  The lowest scoring major bowl game in about 50 years.  Oregon State beat Pitt 3-0, the only score for either team being a Justin Kahut FG close to the end of the second quarter.  The two teams totaled 20 punts and 10 QB sacks, and the Beavers of OSU even had a TD catch nullified by an official ruling (upheld upon appeal to video replay) that the receiver stepped out of bounds.

I watched the Sun Bowl; Pretty exciting to see 3 points scored by both teams.  In the previous 3 Sun Bowls, both teams combined for 81 pts.  I'm impressed with Oregon St.  USC doesn't want to play Thursday nights on ESPN anymore.   :o

The Pac-10 is undefeated in bowl play.   8)

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« Reply #5159 on: January 01, 2009, 11:53:33 PM »
Nothing wrong with Trappists...good ale
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« Reply #5160 on: January 02, 2009, 12:01:12 AM »
And... . . we're back!  ;D
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« Reply #5161 on: January 03, 2009, 08:55:35 AM »
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It should be noted that since June 2007, Ozgeorge and I have had 10+ posts/day posting rates.

The mods and admins apparently have access to a lot more stats than I do... I'm getting jealous!  ;D

Not really - just some of us are more addicted to calculating statistics.
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« Reply #5162 on: January 03, 2009, 09:27:28 AM »
who doesn't like statistics?  I remember my statistic courses in university.  I must say, I miss statistics class.

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« Reply #5163 on: January 03, 2009, 09:59:01 AM »
Nothing wrong with Trappists...good ale

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

who doesn't like statistics?  I remember my statistic courses in university.  I must say, I miss statistics class.

I loved that class; I took a behavioral sci stats class (i.e. research methodology and statistics) - great stuff.
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« Reply #5164 on: January 03, 2009, 02:49:09 PM »
I'm impressed with Oregon St.  USC doesn't want to play Thursday nights on ESPN anymore.   :o
Nor do the Trojans want to venture north into Corvallis anymore.  (Of course, the Oregon Ducks certainly don't want to be the NEXT team to play USC after the Beavers have their way with the Trojans. :o  I think both times they did that over the past three years, the Trojans came out with fire in their eyes and opened up a royal can of whoop *** on the Ducks.  OUCH!!!)
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« Reply #5165 on: January 03, 2009, 02:56:30 PM »
Hey, did anyone happen to see the Sun Bowl yesterday?  You didn't miss much.  The lowest scoring major bowl game in about 50 years.  Oregon State beat Pitt 3-0, the only score for either team being a Justin Kahut FG close to the end of the second quarter.  The two teams totaled 20 punts and 10 QB sacks, and the Beavers of OSU even had a TD catch nullified by an official ruling (upheld upon appeal to video replay) that the receiver stepped out of bounds.

Nothing wrong with that. I'd much rather see a good defensive game than a shootout. Probably one of the reason I hate basketball so much. ;)
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« Reply #5166 on: January 03, 2009, 02:58:32 PM »
who doesn't like statistics?  I remember my statistic courses in university.  I must say, I miss statistics class.

I was a math major, but never much cared for statistics (the science, not statistics themselves ;)). It just seemed rather boring and trivial and the only stats classes I took were actually Probability Theory classs.
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« Reply #5167 on: January 06, 2009, 02:06:17 AM »
Utah can beat Texas.  Colt McCoy's father looked like he was going to take his son behind the woodshed if Texas had lost.

BCS needs a playoff system akin to the NFL Playoffs - 12 teams over a 3 week period (ranked accordingly by a selection committee) plus all undefeated Division I teams whose Conference is unbeaten against any BCS member conference.  BTW, add the Mountain West Conference to the BCS Calculus.   :)

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« Reply #5168 on: January 06, 2009, 02:12:36 AM »
Utah can beat Texas.  Colt McCoy's father looked like he was going to take his son behind the woodshed if Texas had lost.

BCS needs a playoff system akin to the NFL Playoffs - 12 teams over a 3 week period (ranked accordingly by a selection committee) plus all undefeated Division I teams whose Conference is unbeaten against any BCS member conference.  BTW, add the Mountain West Conference to the BCS Calculus.   :)
Actually, your analogy doesn't take into account the Super Bowl, which extends the NFL playoffs to 4 weeks (not counting the off week before the Super Bowl).
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« Reply #5169 on: January 06, 2009, 02:29:49 AM »
Utah can beat Texas.  Colt McCoy's father looked like he was going to take his son behind the woodshed if Texas had lost.

BCS needs a playoff system akin to the NFL Playoffs - 12 teams over a 3 week period (ranked accordingly by a selection committee) plus all undefeated Division I teams whose Conference is unbeaten against any BCS member conference.  BTW, add the Mountain West Conference to the BCS Calculus.   :)
Actually, your analogy doesn't take into account the Super Bowl, which extends the NFL playoffs to 4 weeks (not counting the off week before the Super Bowl).

Obviously, a 12 team playoff requires 4 consecutive weeks of games, a process which would have to start earlier and conflict with NFL schedules and college exam schedules.  Since Bowl Games start 12/20 or thereabouts, that is only 2 weeks and the college season is plenty long enough as it is ... but the parody of college football demands a different look at how champions are determined (not by East Coast voters who don't care about flyover states like Utah).  Even a 6 team playoff would require 3 weeks of games which could fit into a bowl scenario.

Better yet, the 12 team playoff could be divided into 2 2 week segments with the Final 4 determined between Thanksgiving and Exams and the Championship games played in the 3 BCS Bowls over a 2 week period.

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« Reply #5170 on: January 06, 2009, 03:16:52 AM »
Better yet, the 12 team playoff could be divided into 2 2 week segments with the Final 4 determined between Thanksgiving and Exams and the Championship games played in the 3 BCS Bowls over a 2 week period.
2 semifinals and one final?

If anyone wants to set a maximum for number of games played by a single football team in one season, look to any of the NCAA divisions that sanctions a postseason tournament.  For instance, Divisions II & III with their 5-round tournaments.  Teams play 10-11 regular season games with the two tournament finalists playing an additional 5 postseason games for a maximum game count of 15-16.  Take the current Bowl Subdivision with each team playing a 12-game regular season, add another 4 playoff rounds, and you have the potential of two teams playing the same maximum of 16 games.  Not a bad deal, if you ask me.  (The best high school football teams in Texas play that many games in a year.)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #5171 on: January 06, 2009, 03:31:44 AM »
Better yet, the 12 team playoff could be divided into 2 2 week segments with the Final 4 determined between Thanksgiving and Exams and the Championship games played in the 3 BCS Bowls over a 2 week period.
2 semifinals and one final?

Just like the NCAA Basketball Final 4 or any other NCAA Championship determined by a Final 4 format.  The only thing is that it is difficult to play 2 football games in 3 days like Soccer, Lacrosse and that big moneymaker, Basketball.   ;)

If anyone wants to set a maximum for number of games played by a single football team in one season, look to any of the NCAA divisions that sanctions a postseason tournament.  For instance, Divisions II & III with their 5-round tournaments.  Teams play 10-11 regular season games with the two tournament finalists playing an additional 5 postseason games for a maximum game count of 15-16.  Take the current Bowl Subdivision with each team playing a 12-game regular season, add another 4 playoff rounds, and you have the potential of two teams playing the same maximum of 16 games.  Not a bad deal, if you ask me.  (The best high school football teams in Texas play that many games in a year.)

The best HS teams in many states play 15, 16 even 17 games a year.  Division I teams get a break by not playing more than 13 games a year which I believe is a function of a lot of variables including TV contracts.  NFL teams can play up to 24 games if they win a Super Bowl from the #3 - #6 position. (4 Pre-Season, 16 Regular Season, 4 Post Season).  In this analysis, Division I teams receive a huge break; Hence, time for a playoff integrated into the current Bowl System.  The Bowls may lose tradition; However, they will still sell out provided that loyal fans show up and will their team into the next round.  Plus, the 2 week "exam" break will only fuel the hype and test the mental fortitude of college players as they deal with academia.

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« Reply #5172 on: January 09, 2009, 03:51:44 AM »
Will Sam Bradford turn around the Detroit Lions or will he become Joey Harrington part 2 (or 3, or 4, maybe 5)?

Will Eric Mangini continue to prove that Randy Lerner is inferior to Bob Kraft?

What would a future game between Mangini (who ratted out Belichick) and Belichick look like and should Ed Hochuli call that game?

Ah, less than 6 weeks to the beginning of Baseball Spring Training....

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« Reply #5173 on: January 09, 2009, 05:27:08 PM »
Do cucumbers taset better pickles?

Is it New York or Chicago style Pizza thats the best?

Have you ever seen his and hers garbage disposals?

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« Reply #5174 on: January 09, 2009, 08:34:15 PM »
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