| Political Talk|| re: China ranks the world's Universities - MikeyFL on 8/15/14 at 3:21 pm|
If one looks at the methodology, the shanghai rankings are essentially a ranking of a university's research output in the hard sciences. This is how china intends to benchmark their own unis against the rest of the world, since they cannot hope to compete in the social sciences and humanities witho...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Robin Williams Dead at 63 - MikeyFL on 8/11/14 at 6:25 pm|
Just read this about the friendship between Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve.
After considering his situation, believing that not only would he never walk again, but that he might never move a body part again, Reeve considered suicide. He mouthed to Dana, "Maybe we should let me go."...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Robin Williams has died - suspected of suicide - MikeyFL on 8/11/14 at 6:06 pm|
[quote]Just heard about this ... terrible news. He was a talented man.
Truly unique. The guy used to blow my mind with some of his ability to improv.
Can't believe this....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Robin Williams has died - suspected of suicide - MikeyFL on 8/11/14 at 6:01 pm|
WTF? I'm shocked....
| More Sports Board|| re: Metta World Peace to his change name to "Panda Friend" - MikeyFL on 8/7/14 at 1:45 pm|
If we want the Chinese government to forgive our $1.3 trillion debt, all we need to do is hold a panda hostage.
China would immediately surrender. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Barry Sanders 1988 season at Okie State - MikeyFL on 8/7/14 at 1:30 pm|
His longest gain in the Kansas game was 25 yards, and he still had a 300+ yard game. That's ridiculous....
| SEC Rant|| re: Colin Cowherd: Alabama Will be Upset by Tennessee on TSIO - MikeyFL on 8/5/14 at 2:56 pm|
With the Lane Kiffin factor, anything can happen....
| Political Talk|| re: Environmentalists Shocked: Local People Protect Forests Better Than Government - MikeyFL on 8/5/14 at 2:27 pm|
This shouldn't be surprising, but sadly is. One only has to look at China to see a perfect illustration of the relationship between governmental control of property and environmental destruction....
| SEC Rant|| re: Is there any chance Herschel Walker could make an NFL team today? - MikeyFL on 8/4/14 at 4:50 pm|
Play in the NFL? No.
Become the first person to complete a triathlon at the age of 90? Probably. :lol:...
| SEC Rant|| re: The Top 25 jobs in College Football - MikeyFL on 8/4/14 at 4:45 pm|
[quote]Within the next five years Florida's athletic department will be 60 or 70 million dollars a year bigger than FSU's.[/quote]
Theoretically, if an ACC Network was created (similar to the SEC Network), I wonder how big that gap would remain. Probably still sizable...
And it has been talke...
| SEC Rant|| re: The Top 25 jobs in College Football - MikeyFL on 8/4/14 at 4:38 pm|
That was a surprisingly interesting and well-researched article. We all know that there's been a migration of people to the Southeast, but this stat, in particular, caught my eye:
[quote]In 1980 Michigan had 9.3 million people and Florida had 9.7 million people. Last year Florida had 19.6 milli...
| SEC Rant|| re: This Might Be The Worst Top 10 College Towns List Of All Time - MikeyFL on 8/3/14 at 9:52 pm|
[quote]4. Los Angeles, California (USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins)
I'm in grad school at USC, and there is nothing about the area around the campus that makes for a great "college town."
A great "ghetto," perhaps...
| More Sports Board|| re: No More Starters Edition | Giants 10 vs. 10 Bills | 2nd - MikeyFL on 8/3/14 at 8:45 pm|
[quote]Jim Kelly's daughter doe...
If he wants to see her walk down the aisle, I'd help that process along....
| More Sports Board|| re: USA Basketball - Scrimmage Called in 4th - Paul George out Broken Leg - MikeyFL on 8/1/14 at 9:47 pm|
[quote]click at your own risk[/quote]
Damn. I don't have the words....
| More Sports Board|| re: USA Basketball - Scrimmage Called in 4th - Paul George out Broken Leg - MikeyFL on 8/1/14 at 9:46 pm|
Jesus... I was flipping through tv channels with my gf and saw the stretcher coming out for this scrimmage.
I'm sitting here in complete shock.
She fell asleep :lol:...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Sharknado 2 : The Second One Review *No Spoilers* - MikeyFL on 7/30/14 at 12:19 am|
[quote]I don't know about that. I honestly think Sharknado was bad on purpose. I mean the movie was about flying sharks [/quote]
Perhaps some critics in France read it as a metaphor for capitalism....
| Political Talk|| re: U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty - MikeyFL on 7/28/14 at 10:14 pm|
The worst thing about Obama's ego (and politics in general) is that he can't simply admit "I was wrong. Romney was right."
Right now, we just need a president who's willing to give two shits about foreign policy, start some serious financial sanctions on Russian oligarchs, and bolster our allie...
| More Sports Board|| re: Sports Records That Will Never Be Broken - MikeyFL on 7/28/14 at 11:09 am|
I love the scoreboard from the game.
| More Sports Board|| re: Sports Records That Will Never Be Broken - MikeyFL on 7/28/14 at 10:53 am|
Thought of a couple in college football:
Nebraska: 348 consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25 (1981-2002)
The closest are Florida State and Florida with 211 and 209, respectively, from approx. 1989-2002. Alabama currently only has about 16 years to go.
Also, Florida State's streak of 14 conse...
| More Sports Board|| re: Sports Records That Will Never Be Broken - MikeyFL on 7/28/14 at 10:42 am|
I'll go with a couple that are never mentioned:
John Stockton - 15,806 career assists
John Stockton - 3,265 career steals
No one at present has a realistic shot at breaking those marks, and only Magic could have challenged the assist mark if he had played another 6 or 7 seasons....
| Political Talk|| re: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia - MikeyFL on 7/28/14 at 6:36 am|
[quote]You have to admire the doctors and all the health care workers that go to virus outbreaks like this.
Seriously. I fully admit that I don't have one-tenth of their compassion or bravery....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: favorite woody allen movie - MikeyFL on 7/28/14 at 1:55 am|
Crimes and Misdemeanors is definitely my favorite Woody drama. It's just brilliant.
For the comedies, I'd have a tough time picking between Love and Death, Annie Hall, and Mighty Aphrodite. Several of the other comedies have their moments, as well.
Take, for instance, the opening of Bananas:...
| More Sports Board|| re: What offense did you like to watch? - MikeyFL on 7/28/14 at 12:59 am|
[quote]'99-'01 GSU with Adrian Peterson, yes that AP.
He was a beast in college. Next to Nebraska, the 80's and 90's Georgia Southern teams may have been the most effective triple option offense in football....
| More Sports Board|| re: What offense did you like to watch? - MikeyFL on 7/27/14 at 5:28 am|
Charlie Ward and FSU in 1993
Frazier and Nebraska in 1994-95
Second the "Greatest Show on Turf" St. Louis teams
Loved watching Princeton during the Pete Carril era
San Antonio for the past couple of years
Florida Gulf Coast in those crazy two NCAA tournament games
| More Sports Board|| re: The Ohio State University fires band director Jon Waters - MikeyFL on 7/24/14 at 8:38 pm|
[quote]This has been going on for at least 20 years. I had a girl on my floor in '93 that had all kind of wild stories......newbies practicing naked, drunken orgies on road trips, etc.
And not just at Ohio State. I know plenty of stories of other university marching bands. Hell, FSU'...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Finally watched Mad Men Season 1. Incredible. - MikeyFL on 7/24/14 at 1:58 am|
[quote]Does it get progressively better throughout the next couple of seasons?
The best thing about Madmen is that it's even better on a second viewing, imo.
The writers plant quite a few things into the show that foreshadow future events....
| O-T Lounge|| re: why do people major in the humanities? - MikeyFL on 7/23/14 at 6:47 pm|
It's all about how you plan ahead for your career. If you major in the humanities just for fun, without a clear idea about your career goals and ambitions, you'll fail. If you learn a foreign language or two and consider the multitude of job options that are available for someone who is literate, ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Rocky's greatest foe? - MikeyFL on 7/20/14 at 8:07 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF_iiX1HepM)]Best part of Rocky 3[/link]...
| Political Talk|| re: University of Wisconsin calls for distribution of higher grades for minorities - MikeyFL on 7/20/14 at 4:03 pm|
Just out of curiosity, does this mean I, as a white student, can receive higher grades in comparison to Asians?
I'm not bad, but they're definitely academically stronger :lol:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Rating Needed: Kacy Catanzaro, American Ninja Warrior (NSFWish) - MikeyFL on 7/18/14 at 6:15 am|
On the plus side, she's cute and flexible as hell.
On the down side, she might kill after mating....