Indeed. Thanks for the kind wishes - headed back to the 'shires tomorrow. GO BUCKS
Greetings from the slums of the French Riviera, Hove. SLINGBOX FTW!!
He's had success everywhere he's been, and by all accounts has done it the right way. Best wishes to him in his retirement.
Of course, since he's no longer the coach we're hoping that he watches a loss from his cozy sofa tonight. GO BUCKS.
Actually took a road trip to Bristol today to see the Severn (and stock up at the nearest Costco - Scotch selection surprisingly meh), and am now watching some prelims; go FSU! Cheers, Hove!
Midday here in the Cotswolds, and I will be able to watch the game - at 0100 tomorrow morning... Thanks, Slingbox!!
I'm dying to know! The science sounds about right, but of course the total population can only be extrapolated if the size of the user group is known. Great question!
Right - like as in 2,000 regulars and 18,000 lurkers? Unless, of course, there are 20k "regulars" or "named users", then it's 20k/180k - that is a LOT. I would still like to hear it from the site guys, who I am sure have these kinds of statistics.
Normally I take Wikipedia with a huge grain of salt, but there's some real research embedded in there! Based upon an estimate of the 10% (those with user id's who comment with some frequency >0) as maybe around 2,000, that would size the population of lurkers at around 18,000. Site guys - what do the analytics say?
Seems there actually is a little science to this. I give you:
If this is true, then our 11W community is REALLY big!
All good points, and it absolutely is on Ohio State to keep winning - that solves it all. I just hate the posturing and the politics behind the voting. Always have. I always am skeptical of the motives.
Aaaand boom: here is a better accounting of the weirdness than I could've made http://www.elevenwarriors.com/college-football/2015/10/62170/poll-watch-ohio-states-lead-at-no-1-grows-while-iowa-makes-a-steady-climb-to-no-10
The only point I'd argue is that these snakes will take any opportunity to give their team a boost, and that makes it harder for those they don't (like us) to climb back up. I don't necessarily feel that we're deserving of the #1 rank for the points you mention, but I damn sure don't think TCU, LSU, Baylor or Clemson should leapfrog us, either. They will, though.
I agree with you. Depending upon what the others do against weak opponents (expect romps: Baylor vs. KState on the road, Clemson vs. NC State on the road, LSU on a bye, and TCU against WVU at home), I wouldn't really be terribly surprised to see them drop to #5 - LSU's bye will be better than ours...
This is a great chance for these asshats to move up some of the other teams. Watch and see.
Yeah, watch what happens in the polls now, with the first CFP rankings come out this weekend. We're about to get hosed.
Helps a lot when dad falls in love with your prospective school. Great choice, young man, and welcome aboard!
Possibly, but not likely: Houston <<<< Chicago. If you've been to Houston, you know that the best view of that place is in the rear view (more people say that about El Paso, but every time I've been to/through Houston, I can't get out quickly enough, much like El Paso).
I think Houston's historically viewed itself as having been a bit more of a basketball school, as well, although both programs have had moments of glory along the way.
Exactly. And Cardale, don't pout on Twitter - Buckeye nation supports you both.
Correct, but note that I didn't say "in equal proportions", only the presence of all three primary colors, without which you cannot obtain the color black. Cannot get white by doing the same thing, hence white is the absence of any color.
I feel bad for YOU. Someone came along and turned off your compassion switch.
No, that is white. Black is the presence of all three primary colors.
The old saying "If you gild a turd, it still is a turd", while not directly applicable here, is a reminder that these guys could put on just about anything and still be just as competitive. If this was a bad program and they tried this gimmick, it would fail famously. Not so here.
You know it! I might even pay to re-carpet the 12W premium lounge!