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MEMBER SINCE   September 06, 2014


  • NHL TEAM: Blackhawks
  • MLB TEAM: Cubs
  • SOCCER TEAM: 'Murica

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Comment 13 Feb 2020

Well you made a conflation there that I think it's important to define and parse out. You implied that the defendant's **attorney** would be the one reaching out to the other party (they will assuredly each be witnesses in each others' case if the case is segregated and they both go to trial). Given that the rights held by a defendant include the option to defend himself and by extension to actively participate in their defense, I would think the judge's order is illegal on its face. For these purposes, I think a defendant's attorney needs to be viewed as an extension of the defendant himself.

Comment 13 Feb 2020

This interests me. I would think that any defendent is entitled to pursue and present their own defense in the most effective way possible. By preventing them from knowing beforehand each others' true and accurate version of events, I worry that this restriction impedes them from knowing what the most effective defense even is. This doesn't seem like a fair imposition on the defense.

Any lawyers care to chime in?

Comment 13 Jan 2020


Saying that you would chop off your member for an assurance of a superbowl win is categorically different from saying you would chop it off if you won one. The former implies a pact with the devil/supernatural scenario that absolves Vrabel of is own free will as a deterministic input. The latter does not.

Comment 28 Dec 2019

yeah these are all my winnings from picking oregon over utah. i figure i'm already making my money back on the season so what the hell, let's get weird.

Comment 28 Dec 2019

i just watched both of those 2014 playoff games.

I think we tend to overlook all of the things that went against us early in both of those games. the turnover luck in particular was stunning.

Comment 08 Dec 2019

I think this is an underestimated part of the Penn State meltdown. The PSU offense changed with their backup QB, and our offense kept fumbling quickly, which meant the defensive staff had no time to communicate the wrinkles they'd need to add to stymie him. fascinating that once we got a long drive under our belts after the 17 point flurry that the PSU offense almost entirely stalled. 

Point being: we haven't been waiting til half time all year. I don't think we did last night either (the adjustments came around the time of the first TD, but Taylor got free in a run-the-clock-out moment--that sloppiness is on the players not the scheme)

Comment 08 Dec 2019

The math don't lie. In discrete events, we seem to have a hard time parsing out probability. Team A is better than Team B, so Team A will always win. That's not how football works. And even with a better team, you're still trading a team we'd have about an 80% win probability against (Oklahoma) for a team we'd have about a 55% win probability against.

I think this Buckeye team is better than Clemson. It's still asinine to want to play them because they're really damn good.

Comment 05 Dec 2019

I agree. He does seem like a good guy.

That doesn't make me cringe any less to watch an old man clearly losing his faculties stumble while making the most trite, obvious points his handlers can feed him. There is no cruelty or malice in saying that he's lost several steps, and the he is no longer an enjoyable part of the viewing experience.