Tip: pull up OSU/TTUN highlights from the past 20 years on YouTube and stream it on your TV while you work.
Things here in Vegas are absolutely shut down. The strip, all casinos and tourist attractions are closed. As far as the community goes, most people are following instructions. I run every morning and if I do see someone, we keep a safe distance. Very few cars are on the roads. Schools are closed and restaurants are only open for take out. I'm not sure about golf courses, but that would be interesting. Right now it is the perfect time for golf in Vegas. In another 8 weeks you'll die from the heat if you go! LOL
I own some fast cars...I have found that going for drives in the desert with no one around is still just as enjoyable as it was before the pandemic! LOL
I'm concerned because our local economy will not rebound nearly as quickly as the nation does. I fear that many people in the service industry will be out of work for a while. My wife and I are not in that category (thank goodness). It took our local economy until about 2018 to catch up with the rest of the country in terms of the economy rebounding. I'm afraid our city is in for a kick in the nuts economically. It will take a while before visitors begin to return for vacations.
What did Urban say? He always said "When I needed you the most, you gave me your very best." I wish the media as well as our local, state, and federal officials would live up to this idea. Instead, I see partisan cheap shots and political bickering. Yeah USA!!!!
To be fair to Bert, his wife is a smoke show and before he was married to her he fell hard for my gal pal's best friend, who is also a smoke show. And from what I understand from her, he was an extremely generous man and threw around a lot of $$$ when they went out. On the other hand, my girl's best friend was married at the time and Bert knew it but he couldn't help it...he was crazy for her. Just telling ya what I have been told. Not sure if its appropriate. LOL FWIW, both my girl and her best friend thought the guy was kind and genuine. LOL
Agree with this entire assessment and the approach you take to looking at the SP+.
Thanks! I probably should have said "media" but I was watching ESPN so pointed it out. Just like when Barbara Walters was jabbering on and on during the OJ Bronco "chase" and Sam Donaldson had to tell her to "shut up." Just pointing it out. LOL
I tuned into the news conference on ESPN. In true ESPN fashion, when the sheriff relayed vital info (9 dead, we are not releasing identities right now) ESPN cut away for 15 seconds to welcome their viewers from ABC. Fucking idiots. The anchor had to restate that info because viewers missed it so a talking head could welcome ABC viewers. SMH.
I don't care about any of this shit. Its all about the Buckeyes. To take a page from our new residents here in Vegas, JUST WIN BABY.
IMO the CFP Committee had a golden opportunity to put an end to this BS. They could have put OSU at #1 and LSU at #2 in the final rankings then cited that the reason OSU got the nod was:
1. They did not play an FCS opponent
2. They played 9 regular season conference games
This would have reinforced the growing outrage over the SEC playing 8 conference games and SEC/ACC teams playing an FCS team each season...but they blew it.
I sense some hostility towards TTUN...just call it a hunch! LOL
I agree with the OP's point about narrative. I posted the day after the Fiesta that when LSU beats Clemson (which they did), Clemson will have converted 2 out of 5 playoffs appearances into a national title. Bama is the same, with a conversion of 2 out of 5. We have a conversion of 1 out of 3, so the difference is consistently getting to the playoff, not what is happening once we get there. I think OSU has proven they are every bit as elite as Bama/Clemson, so while everyone is marveling at Bama/Clemson's success, I think it is important to note that OSU is right there with them, they just don't get into the playoff as frequently.
Now some of you might say, well...we're not right there with them because they made the playoffs 2 more times than we did. That's true, but consider this: The SEC (Bama) plays an 8 game conference schedule and always plays an FCS team, essentially giving them an 11 game season. The chances of getting tripped up and losing a game are not as great as they are with OSU, who plays 9 conference games and always (2019 was an exception) plays a quality non conference opponent (Okie, Texas, Miami, Oregon, etc.), usually in a home-and-home. In addition, Clemson corners the regular season market by playing in a historically bad ACC and they also play an FCS opponent each year. The regular season is not equal nationally, so the SEC and Clemson have found a way to stack the chips in their favor to make it more likely that they will make the playoff.
I'm OK with all of this, frankly. I think under Day we are going to be a consistent playoff participant and we will win our share.
2020 is our year!
Put one more on the board, Joe.
LSU using tempo and Gundy exclaimed "someone for Clemson gotta get a cramp and slow them down!" LOL
If he does, I hope someone calls him on it. LOL
Saw that too. Bird's eye view on the coaches telecast is awesome!!!!
Not enough money to do that. Shoestring budget. LOL
Love it. Eat shit Clemson
Led with the crown and launched himself. Hit the bricks 47.
I hate when they rank the all time greats. Its a disservice to anyone not ranked #1 and it is totally opinion.
If they call this a catch, I'll lose it....
Live on the west coast. Will miss the beginning as I will be commuting home (leaving the office in a few minutes and it take 25 minutes to get home). Homework to help the kids with and sitting down as a family to eat dinner, plus I have a couple of errands to run. I'll listen on the radio on the way home and turn the TV on mute and check in every so often, but won't sit down to watch. It's only 5pm here!
Don't forget, he is also an NBA prospect...he flops and fakes injuries like one!
I do that with parlays all the time. I watch until my parlay is broken. For example, did a 4 team parlay on the NFL this weekend...picked the Vikings +7 so I didn't bother to watch the other games after that one was over. LOL