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Re: WVU Football 2017 Recruiting Thread
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Was Coach Seider our running back that had to quit playing college ball because of a heart issue? Does anyone remember that? Or did I just dream that?

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Re: Russell Athletic Bowl
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Speaking of sPitt...It's interesting to go to every game, especially at the tail-gates, and hear the present students chant "eat, S*** Pitt" when they, themselves weren't done nursing from their momma when we last played, let alone beat them.


Pretty sure the last time we played them IS the last time we beat them.....so its the same.

....and the time before that we beat them.
....and the time before that we beat them.

EDIT: .....and Sunseri is sacked again!

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THAT NEVER gets old!!!!!

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Re: The Dishonesty of the Playoff Committee...
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Wow! I have to admit. That selection was a real kick in the gut. I hate to feel bad for Penn State but they got screwed. Oklahoma to a lesser extent did too but Oklahoma really should have beaten Houston. Come on!

Well, the committee shot a hole in the whole 13 game argument.

I would say we should just give the NC to Alabama. It really wouldn't make any difference if they lost just one game, right? I mean who cares if the team that beat them won it all, the are they most deserving. That team that beat them was really good. We shouldn't penalize them for losing to a REALLY good team.

Bad Precedent!

Posted on: 12/5/2016 2:04 pm
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Re: Women's Soccer
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So my Twitter feed is filled with tweets about the women's soccer win. There must be over 100 separate tweets from different people. President EGG, Huggins, Seider, and other coaches all congratulating. Pics of people watching at a full BW3 in Motown. Remember when whatever that podcaster's name was (I honestly cannot remember--the guy that got booted and had a meltdown) said nobody gave a crap about sports other then football and men's basketball? I wonder what he is thinking now?


Exit155 or something like that.

I will say I have been to a few games in the past couple of years and that soccer stadium has been full. I think the other night there was almost 3000 at the game and this is a team that has only had word of mouth advertising for. Imagine what would happen if they actually promoted them?

Every game our family has seen has been exciting and positive.....oh.....and nobody booing the players.

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Re: Skyler Howard
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8 hours of pre-game boozing, sitting through miserable weather conditions only to watch an unprepared team suffer what was probably the worst half of football in WVU history. For that, I'll give the fans in attendance a pass.


Obviously you haven't sat through a late 70s half of WVU football where we looked just like we did against Oklahoma except we were playing the Richmond Spiders.

Or maybe any of a half dozen Penn State games where we turned the ball over 9 times on 11 fumbles.

No. It was a bad half but.....I have seen worse.

Posted on: 12/1/2016 1:47 pm
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Re: The official Sane Jane exploding head what uniform combination thread.
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I would love to see us come out in "Yankee" pinstripes, dark blue stripes, to match the dark blue helmet. With traditional gold numbers with a dark blue outline/background. And, of course, the dark blue helmets.

PS - Historically, were we a "white" pants wearing team before we became the "glod" pants wearing team???


Pretty sure historically we were old gold pants most of the history although no color photos back in the day.

The white pants were the 70s. We did a lot of stupid things during the 70s. We also didn't have 2^825 different uni combinations. I know players like that, but it is getting harder and harder in college and pro ball to recognize the brand from a distance...like when you are in a bar/restaurant with the TV on. Who knows who is playing anymore.

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Re: The Dishonesty of the Playoff Committee...
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I watched it again on a loop.

The ball gets to the 10 yard line. he is hit on the hip at the line of scrimmage. He is leaning forward. His torso is then turned perpendicular to the line of scrimmage. His hand is inside the 10 yard line.

The ball touches the Michigan defender's hand. He is on the goal side of the 10. He made it.

Loop video:

http://thebiglead.com/2016/11/26/vide ... versial-fourth-down-spot/

EDIT: Sorry the 15 yard line not the 10. He only has to get to the 15....right?

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Re: The Dishonesty of the Playoff Committee...
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It's all about $$$, what else could it be?

The committee can't play the card on how a team looks. Ohio St should have lost to Michigan St and Penn St destroyed Michigan St.

What will happen if Penn St wins, they will use the so called schedule for Washington as an excuse to get the suckeyes in. Fact of the matter is there is no way to determine what conferences are the best because they don't play each other enough, especially late in the season.

If chalk happens and Bama wins, Clemson wins, Washington wins and Penn St wins and Ohio St gets in then it will be determined that the committee is doing a major disservice to college football. Why even have a conf championship games??

BTW, anyone watch the game with Michigan today?? Sure seemed like Harbaugh had really good reason to criticize the refs today. Like Ohio St played such a perfect game that they got penalized twice for 6 yards and Michigan got calls against them that were bogus. Adding salt to those wounds, no way Barrett made that 4th down conversion. Yes I hate Ohio St cause they always have a crutch to lean on and get all the breaks.


Last time I checked Michigan was ahead 27-24. So in terms of the spot Jimmy Harbaugh:

1. Why didn't you score a touchdown on YOUR possession and then it wouldn't have mattered?
2. When it is 3rd/4th and inches grow some and stop them BEHIND the line of scrimmage? (For what it is worth I thought he made it. I am pretty sure that the yellow line on the screen is past the line to make.) In addition, as an official, if you run a play on 4th down and you get close to the line, you made the line. The other team needs to step up. It also gives the defense 4 more downs to stop them.
3. Why couldn't you stop them on first and goal? They ran ONE play and scored.


I am with you Jimmy. I hate instant replay! It kills the game....any sport it is in. I am not convinced we get a better game WITH IT and it takes forever to watch a game with it. It is just a matter of time till it makes its way into high school. It is already used in PA in basketball state finals.

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Re: The Dishonesty of the Playoff Committee...
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I don't really understand what the issue is.

This is why it is stupid for these organizations to pick people when all of the requirements have not been attained. I don't think the playoff committee wants to try to project who will win their conferences.

Until the title game there will be no champion. With that being said.....

....if the playoff committee selects Ohio State they certainly have to admit that the 13th game data point is a complete joke. I suspect, if I had to pick right now. I would say:

Alabama
Clemson
Washington
Oklahoma

I have projected who I think will win championships. Wisconsin/Penn State will lose out this year.

I am not limited by not projecting champions. I could be wrong. If, say, Colorado beats Washington and Wisconsin beats Penn State, Wisconsin is in and Colorado is out.

Overall though, I don't think any teams should be disappointed that they were left out. This year there was ample opportunity for all teams to make it and they chose to lose out. So if a team doesn't make it. Don't cry to the committee.

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Re: Pre Season Polls
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Yay! There is Stephen F. Austin in there at 150.

Posted on: 11/23 1:07 pm
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Re: Mr. Trump's excellent plan to make America great.
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A base wage seems problematic to me in that we would be trying to compete in a global economy while the cost of living is much higher here than other places around the world. The only way to balance that, would be to set parameters of wage, expenses, and living conditions globally. Throw the question of property rights in with that scenario, and it sounds like a matter for the Sustainable Development Council to manage.


But we kind of do now. The difference is that it is based on the number of children you have and is not evenly distributed so, for instance, you and I get none while the very poor get all of it. At the same time, the poor have historically been the ones that suffered but this is becoming the case less and less.

For example, we have to admit that the chemistry degree and the biology degreed person that has to work at Walmart because his job was moved off-shore is harmed (and society is enriched by the better use of labor/capital) and should receive some recompense.

I COMPLETELY agree it is a thorny issue but I think if we don't take it on fully there will come a day when violence will force us to do something quickly. Far better, in my opinion, to deal with it while we aren't in an emergency situation.

I don't really think that it would be that big of a problem....and I suspect that it would help the world economy and the US economy in particular.

Let's use my professional area as an example....Imagine if I received, let's say $15K as this basic payment. My company could then pay me only...say....$85K for my services. This would result in them getting a benefit and putting my wages in closer to the going world wages of $85K.

My company would say: "Why does Walmart and Target get all of the benefit of public assistance through employee public assistance and $7.50 an hour wages? I pay taxes too."

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Re: Mr. Trump's excellent plan to make America great.
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The fact is that the AVERAGE IQ for America is 98. That means that 50% of Americans have an IQ BELOW 98.


You are confusing mean and median. Apparently, however, the intelligence quotient was calculated so that both the mean and median are supposed to be 100. Carry on ....


That is true across all people. However the average IQ of Americans is 98.

Hong Kong is 108.....etc.
South Africa is 77.

EDIT: with 318 million data points I wouldn't suspect mean and median to vary much.

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Re: Mr. Trump's excellent plan to make America great.
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Of course, if you think Trump is a good thing and have drunk the cool-aid that the country is somehow teetering on collapse, this is a hard idea to grasp. Yes, some parts of the country, namely W.Va. and a lot of the rust belt, aren't doing so hot under present conditions, and that needs to be addressed. However, the country as a whole is doing pretty well. It is just that the benefits aren't at all evenly distributed.

A bit off the topic of this post, but the election of Trump can be seen, if we want to be unfairly harsh about it, as a bunch of (mostly small town white) people without marketable job skills throwing a tantrum because they are mostly irrelevant to a modern economy, and whom expect this economy to be changed in such a way to benefit them by affording them jobs that pay more than the present market value of the skills they possess. Which is pretty much the overgrown sense of entitlement that they tend to accuse others of having.


I think, economically, that this statement is a little old school. To look at the issues we have economically as regional would be a mistake. Not a complete mistake, but I think a little bit erroneous.

The real problem is that we are a tale of 3 countries. We have a wealthy class that is doing VERY well. No argument there.

We have a middle class that is just now starting to feel the pinch of globalization. Now, unlike even 10-15 years ago, engineers and computer scientists and to some extent CPAs and doctors are not able to play this improvement in growth into very large wage gains.

Finally, we have the lower class. These are the workers who have already had their earning power pulverized by globalization.

It really doesn't make that big a difference about region. You will see non-college to some-college workers are getting left behind in droves.

Your final part is talking about producing "entitled" people is that people are people. While people can move from one industry to another, to move from a non-educated to a highly educated work force you are going to have some serious problems. The fact is that the AVERAGE IQ for America is 98. That means that 50% of Americans have an IQ BELOW 98. The average low IQ major in college is 105. You are not going to turn a person with an 80 IQ into an engineer or computer scientist at 120-130 IQ. Eugenics is the long term answer and it WILL happen but short term we have a significant problem. The low end of the IQ spectrum is going to be in bad shape when it comes to employment in our economy.

One of the things that bothers me the most is the fact that we are now sacrificing our higher IQ people in terms of engineers and computer scientists by outsourcing their services.

In the late 70s and early 80s the US was attempting to save its textile industry. All sorts of governments from local municipalities to the federal government were subsidizing and placing tariffs on incoming textiles. Around the mid-80s the estimate was made that during the previous 10 years we were spending collectively as a society about $65K per year per job saved in the textile industry in higher costs, etc. Realizing that at the time a GOOD paying textile job was $12K-$14K per year and you can see the benefit to society in letting globalization take place. The conclusion of the study was that it would have been better to pay these people $14K to stay at home. No argument from me there. Further you can apply this to ALL of the globalization that has occurred. No argument from me there.

The issue is that we didn't actually PAY them $14K to stay at home. They migrated to other industries and other industries soaked up the new workers. But, basic economics says that in the short term wages for all were reduced although we don't have an actual amount for that reduction. The problem is that globalization is taking away those jobs and there is no place to migrate. I think we have two options....either a base wage that comes from the benefit of globalization to our society. I am not sure how that would be done but I think we are going to have to look at that...OR...we need to find a way to ship people from our economy to a world economy that needs their services. I don't see this as a real option other than to try to encourage people to do that.

The base wage might help things in my opinion. We could get rid of food stamps and other programs based on family size and give some basic wage. This would actually be an incentive NOT to have more children where as the current methods of calculating entitlements is to take into account family size in the equation.

EDIT: It would also help higher wage earners reduce their cost to their businesses.

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Re: Women's Soccer
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Will we have our Canadian players back for the game Saturday?

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Re: Trump University Settlement
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wvafaninSC wrote:
This discussion seems a little like arguing about which side of a donkey's ass smells better.
Doesn't matter which one you voted for, either way, you still would have ended up with a donkey's ass.


No. Only Hillary would have given you a Donkey's ass. Trump gives you an elephants ass.....bigger and smellier....top notch, a++ like everything he does.

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Re: Mr. Trump's excellent plan to make America great.
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Don't forget, Trump is known to keep a copy of Hitler's speeches close at hand.


I've heard the same thing about Bill Clinton.


I heard that both Bill AND Hillary were the reincarnated entity that IS Hitler.

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Re: Trump University Settlement
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His legal "crime"?


Don't wait on here for our resident lawyers to defend Trump and say that no crime was committed. They only do that stuff for Hillary.

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Re: Trump University Settlement
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Just curiously....if someone sued the Clinton Foundation and they paid rather than fight the lawsuit, would people on here be quick to delineate that the Foundation was sued and not the Clintons?

Kind of a double standard.

....oh and by the way....Trump is jerk...but anyone that would take a real estate class from something entitled "Trump University" is a special kind of stupid and it wouldn't matter what they taught because these idiots couldn't succeed anyway. It takes brains to succeed....and luck.

I find it funny that they complained that Trump wasn't revealing anything to them that you couldn't find on-line. Duh.

How long until people start to sue these asshats that caused the housing bubble by going across the country "teaching" people to flip houses?

Posted on: 11/21 9:22 am
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Re: Jack says... Official unofficial Oklahoma game day thread
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I feel good about where the program is at this point. What I don't understand is why we have become a turn over machine in the past few games. Fumbles and interceptions are killing us! Also, it seems like we are getting more than our share of injuries.

On the bright side....think about how Texas and Texas Tech feel today.


Crawford needs to hit the weight room. Seriously, the linebacker pulled his arm down and took the ball. No quick pop, no punch,,,,just pull down on the arm till the ball pops out. Seriously, do some curls.

Posted on: 11/20 9:21 am
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Re: Oklahoma Predictions
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Super exciting game....I hope I am wrong....

Oklahoma - 33
WVU - 31

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