| Tiger Rant|| Avoiding the 8-9 Trap in NCAA - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/29/15 at 2:43 pm|
Yeah, looking ahead, whatever.
So I have a spreadsheet in the past on tounrey info for..."entertainment" purposes.
Anyway, since 2005, there have been 50/80 BCS Conference teams that were 8 or 9 seeds.
Overall, only 4/80 have made it to sweet 16 or farther: 2011 Butler (Runner Up), 2014 ...
| More Sports Board|| Broncos hire another former coach, Wade Phillips as DC - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/29/15 at 11:06 am|
[quote]It's Phillips' second stint in the position, as he was also the Broncos' defensive coordinator from 1989-92. After the 1992 season, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen fired Dan Reeves and wanted to replace him with Mike Shanahan as head coach.
But when Shanahan didn't feel the timing was right. Bowl...
| More Sports Board|| Any neutral fan really exciting for this Super Bowl? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/27/15 at 4:13 pm|
I am. Why? I can't really say.
I feel like I did when I was 7 and jacked for the game because the 49ers were awesome and I loved the Bengals unis and Ickey Woods' name and dance. I haven't felt this way for years.
As and adult, I'm jaded and bitter, but enjoy pro sports as an escape and beca...
| Tiger Rant|| Take a look at current DBU: Embarrassment of riches - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/21/15 at 2:55 pm|
I just thought I'd lay it out. This is ridiculous. Steele is being handed the keys to...whatever you want, something nice.
Returning players with significant PT:
Dwayne Thomas CB
Tre'Davious White DB
Jamal Adams S
Jalen Mills S
Rickey Jefferson S
Corey Thompson S
True Sophomores with...
| Political Talk|| WSJ Article gives Obama Admin Comments about proposed 529 Cuts in tax plan - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/21/15 at 10:05 am|
I know this could be added to the thread yesterday, but IMO it's worthy of a separate topic and gets to the nuances on how "middle class" is defined and thought of.
I'm by no means rich, I've paid of recently paid off student debt for myself and wife (both with graduate degrees) and played by th...
| Political Talk|| ABC's Jon Karl on GMA: "Joni Ernst the pig-castrating republican" - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/21/15 at 7:14 am|
This was the quote used in the basic intro/recap of the the SOTU.
Good to see they provide the good senator her due respect:lol:...
| Political Talk|| Anyone ever been to SOTU? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/20/15 at 8:16 pm|
I have once, 2006. It was pretty amazing experience and I'm greatful to have had the privilege.
| More Sports Board|| Jobless Father Of Two Bound For Jail, Turns Down $20k For Kearse Ball - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/20/15 at 12:42 pm|
[quote]If a $20,000 lottery ticket fell out of the sky and landed in the hands of an unemployed father of two who is going away to jail shortly, you would expect him to cash it in, right? That is basically the situation Scott Shelton finds himself in, and he has reportedly decided not to.
| Political Talk|| Senator Bill Cassidy's job so far - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/20/15 at 10:39 am|
I'm a little shocked at how little presence he seems to have by this point.
For one, he doesn't have a working Senate.gov website. By contrast, Garret Graves has for at least two weeks. Through my experience, there is no excuse for this in 2014. [link=(http://www.senate.gov/senators/114thCongres...
| Political Talk|| Do these "No-Go Zones" actually exist? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/19/15 at 4:14 pm|
I've been out of the loop. I understand Jindal is in London for some reason speaking of them and the media is foaming at the mouth because Fox made incorrect statements.
Do they actually exist? All i can find are pages upon pages on Fox being wrong in some nuance. ...
| More Sports Board|| Cardale Jones' place is sports history - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/16/15 at 9:56 am|
This may have been discussed, but I can't think of a similar situation in major American sports quite like Jones. In part, it's because of the uniqueness of college football. A third string QB, the most important position on the field, but certainly no the only position. He played 3 games, 3/15 game...
| Tiger Rant|| Has everyone always liked Coach O? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/15/15 at 9:30 pm|
I could be wrong, but seems like many disliked him around here until Chavis left. I've always liked the guy, well post Ole Miss when I learned about him, unlike the rest of you. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Best erotic bakery in BR? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/13/15 at 3:35 pm|
Looking for a baker who works in 3d
| SEC Rant|| How much better is Meyer than Saban? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/12/15 at 11:41 pm|
1. CUM was more successful at non P5 schools
2. Won conference and not gifted into title game while in SEC
3. Won title despite vastly inferior athletes in region
4. Doesn't wear lifts in shoes
5. CUM wins bowl games
6. Better Big 10 based on championships percentage/year
CUM is a 10, Sa...
| SEC Rant|| Oregon would have DESTROYED Bama - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/12/15 at 7:44 pm|
Good thing SEC dignity was at least maintained somewhat...leave room for doubt ...
| More Sports Board|| Demographics of Oregon and OSU Starters: local vs national recruiting - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/12/15 at 1:30 pm|
like many things, I was bored and look up the origin of each team's starters.
Using ourlads.com, which claims nearly up to the minute depth charts on each teams. I didn't look at the entire team because I'm not that bored.
To no surprise, OSU is dominated by Ohio players while Oregon is domi...
| More Sports Board|| Thoughts on Pacific NW being home of NFL and NCAA champs? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/11/15 at 8:32 pm|
Yes, I know NDSU is actuslly NCAA champs
But really, how is that settling in considering how few athletes the region itself produces? ...
| More Sports Board|| If playoff was in BCS era, who missed out the most opportunity? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/8/15 at 1:12 pm|
I know some say Oregon as a program overall, and that may be true--really we'll never know so pure speculation.
What I'm asking is what teams or programs, in your opinion would have benefited the most? This year the BCS would have matched up Bama and FSU so clearly Oregon and OSU gained from the...
| Political Talk|| 24 Republicans who voted against Boehner - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/6/15 at 5:32 pm|
Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) -- Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
Rep. Brian Babin (Tex.) -- “present”
Rep. Rod Blum (Iowa) -- Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.)
Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) -- Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.)
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.) -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.)
Rep. Curt Clawson (Fla.) -- Sen. Rand Paul (...
| O-T Lounge|| Would you use a shuttle from MSY to Baton Rouge for $30-35 each way? - Ghostfacedistiller on 1/6/15 at 12:58 pm|
I'm not talking a bus, but a privately operated, clean shuttle where the threat of assault or virus contraction is very small. This would be similar to what exists in many other areas of country.
Say a shuttle that is reliable and runs every hour to a few points in town like Perkins/Highland, Ma...