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osu78 12th Warrior


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Comment 6 hours ago

T mobile runs about $140 for 4 phones, unlimited data. I use them and am happy with it but I tend to stay in larger metropolitan areas.

Comment 6 hours ago

The issue is the supporting infrastructure of apps and capabilities; that is where the strength of each platform lies. Look at Android - there are cheap phones and expensive phones, and Apple has a walled garden that lets them decide what are their price points. A new entrant has a steep slope to climb, an low price alone will not drive success. You might see some price drops but I doubt there will be much pressure eon the high end market.

Comment 11 hours ago

I understand your concern but your examples are not that strong, IMHO; two examples do not a trend make.

Zach Smith as you point out a top recruiter, which may make up for any perceived deficiencies as a coach. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.

New LB coach - juries out on him.

Sure, Urban hires people he knows; and he probably knows a lot of coaches who became friends simply because he is a coach and coaches interact with coaches. Every coach does that, and their inner circle will often intersect personally and professionally; just as it often does in business as well. But running a program is a business, and I doubt UFM, or any coach, will risk his career just to keep someone on staff who is a friend; there is too much at risk professionally and personally. I can see him doing a favor for a friend to give someone a head start but he will have to perform; jus as in business where you hire a friend's kid but expect them to perform as well.

+1 UV - I don't think having a different opinion deserves a DV. 

Comment 15 hours ago

All may not be lost. Apple has an out of warranty replacement plan that isn't cheap but cheaper than a new phone. 

Does it charge?

Comment 15 hours ago

I don't get all the assumptions that he only got the job because of his grandfather. No doubt the name recognition, and having been around programs and HC's, didn't hurt, but maybe UFM saw some talent that is worth developing and decided to give him shot?

The downside to having Holtz as your last name is people will assume any coaching job is the result of your name and not your talent; which has to be frustrating. Every glitch will be attributed to your getting the job as a favor and mosts successes will be forgotten.

Let's give the kid a chance to prove himself.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

Good points. I certainly agree on you about Zeke.

One of the reasons I think more in terms "who should be in the top 0" rather than who is #1, #2, etc. is the difficulty of comparing eras, teams, etc. To me the argument is he $1 or #2 is secondary to is he an all time great.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

Who you would want on a team now is different form creates all time. GOAT needs t be viewed relative to the time they played, while on team now certainly needs to take not account changes in the game and player size, etc.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

My point was that if you ask people for a list like this they tend to remember the more recent players and their performance than older ones; simply because those are the ones that are fresh in their minds. That doesn't mean everyone does that, but it is a cognitive bias that affects our decision making; even if we don't realize it.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

While I agree with you that Rose has only himself to blame: "permanent ineligibility" has never meant forever in most cases. MLB, can, and has, taken people off the list, IIRC Pete Rose is one of, if not the only, person who has not been reinstated unless they died while banned. Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle were banned and later reinstated. Even Steinbrenner was banned and later reinstated. You're absolutely right Rose should have manned up and admitted to everything, taking his butt whipping and waited for some time to pass so MLB could reinstate him; instead he insisted on fighting and embarrassing MLB so they decided to give him a big FU. No one but Pete Rose is responsible for Pete Rose not being inducted in the HOF; however MLB could decide they've punished him enough and reinstate him like they've done to everyone else.

In addition, MLB's ban is not binding on the HOF. The HOF didn't ban players from being eligible for the Hall if MLB banned them until after Rose was banned. 

Comment 20 Jan 2017

Fair enough. Absent exposure they tend to be forgotten; while TV era players, if shown in enough highlight reels, will continue to be placed amongst the greatest ever.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

I agree, that is the recency effect, i.e. we tend to remember what happened recently and that affects our judgement of events. I'm sure there are younger fans whose first reaction was "Archie who?"

Comment 20 Jan 2017

It's hard to rank them, given they played in different eras and in different offensive styles. Byars should have won the Heisman, IMHO, which would put hime ahead of Elliot. In addition, there is a recency effect, what about guys like Chic? I prefer to view it as the upper echelon, and Clarett certainly belongs there.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

I respect your opinion but I think Rose deserves to get in based on his playing days. You can put an * on his plaque about his betting as a manager but that doesn't take away what he did as a player.

Comment 19 Jan 2017

when there's evidence like

This reminds me of a story a team lead told when I started out in event investigation:

Little Bobbi comes running into the house and says to his dasd "Pa, I just saw Suzi and Bob in the hayloft pulling their pants down. They're going to pee all over the hay..." To which the dad replied "Son, you got the facts straight but the conclusion wrong."

Comment 19 Jan 2017

Carlin was definitely one of the greatest, I went for Ron White simply because he is still around and I have seen him in concert.

Comment 19 Jan 2017

He got a tax payer paid for education (I understand the importance of this each month when funds are taken out of my checking account)

Actually, the football program pays its own way (and more) and reimburses the university for the scholarships; at least that has been the practice in the past. I agree he got a great deal but one can understand that he probably would have liked to start and thus feel bad for him and still understand he is a class act.