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re: Supreme Court Ruling…Possibly the best day of my life. - pelicanpride
Just let the top 1,000 players join a minor league that no one would watch and all other athletes can just be happy to play for their universities and receive a free education. I promise I won’t watch any less. These football and basketball players make less than the value of the services they prov...
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re: Had COVID Back In October And Still Have Completely Screwed-Up Smell And Taste - pelicanpride
[quote]Fwiw, have a doc friend that had both rounds of the vaccine and still lost her taste/smell months later. Good for you getting the vaccine, but it isn't meant to lessen the lesser effects.[/quote] If it lessens your overall risk of getting COVID, it is also reducing your chance of getting...
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re: 22 Year Old Arrested; 2 Counts of Vehicular Homicide - pelicanpride
My kids are young, but I will always pay for their Uber when they are older, no questions asked. I feel so sad for everyone involved. Lord knows I made some stupid choices at that age as well. ...
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re: Things or lifestyle habits that people are often pretentious about. - pelicanpride
I lived in Big 10 country once, and I was very pretentious about SEC football. I eventually ended up annoying myself, so I learned to just keep my mouth shut. But seriously everything about college football is better down here, so I was correct. Pretentious, but correct....
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re: wife apparently cheated on husband 20 years ago before marriage - pelicanpride
[quote]She went to a bar and the rest is just details.[/quote] So did she get super drunk? That’s not an excuse, but that type of situation is far less likely to repeat than if she did it sober, especially since she’s likely not getting hammered at bars in her 40s....
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re: Recruiting Ranking Inflation? - pelicanpride
I thought that initially, too, but after going back and looking at it, it looks like the average ranking has gone up for quite a few teams. Not just the top 2 or 3....
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Recruiting Ranking Inflation? - pelicanpride
Are there more highly ranked recruits than in the past? 10 years ago, it seemed like a class with an average ranking around 92 was elite, but now you have lots of classes that average out at 93, and Alabama even had one at 95 last year. I initially thought there was just more concentration at the v...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
[quote]I think most really high IQ types are on the spectrum. Those people seem to struggle with social situations and have a low social IQ. [/quote] I agree with that 100%, but I don’t think 130 is high enough to cause awkwardness. I think she is just an insecure kid. Like I said, being admitted...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
[quote]She sounded like an idiot[/quote] She sounded painfully insecure to me, but her 131 IQ shows that she’s clearly not an idiot. I’ll admit to not knowing how difficult it is to get into the Marine’s field. You could tell he was intelligent when he was talking, so his score didn’t really surp...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
[quote]You’re not entirely sure how averages work are you?[/quote] No, apparently you don’t understand. I am talking about averages across different populations. The average IQ for a minority Yale grad is higher than the average IQ for the general US population. It just is. Ivy League schools are...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
[quote]There’s aren’t enough qualified minority candidates to meet the race quotas that the universities set. And this is true even at places like Harvard. They’ve done two things to fix that. One, slash recruiting standards, and two, slash academic standards, often by creating soft academic paths...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
[quote]The question is, would you expect a Harvard/Yale graduate to be smarter than the rest of the college group? [/quote] Yes, you absolutely would expect that on average. But, as I said earlier, intelligence is distributed along a bell curve, and there will always be some overlap; however, the...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
[quote]You’re making a disimilar comparison. Five out of the six people in that video are college educated. The question is, would you expect a Harvard/Yale graduate to be smarter than the rest of the college group? My answer would be no. And that would be especially true if the person was a min...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
I am someone who thinks the hype around IQ is bull shite to some extent. I tested into gifted in middle school and always did well on standardized tests, so when I was younger, I assumed that would translate to the corporate world. It does to some extent, but IQ tests don’t measure your ability to fin...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
[quote]Anyone with any common sense would rank the ones who went to Harvard and Yale the highest. I wouldn't do that. They select people for their social profile. Not for their intelligence.[/quote] The average Harvard / Yale grad has a higher IQ than the average American. That’s a fact ...
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re: Strangers Rank Their Intelligence | IQ vs First Impressions - pelicanpride
Anyone with any common sense would rank the ones who went to Harvard and Yale the highest. Remember they are working off first impressions. In the absence of additional data, your best bet is to choose the ones who went to selective universities. People with common sense also understand that intell...
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re: I don’t like to judge other parents, but some parents make it hard. - pelicanpride
[quote]However, at this level I think it's kind of silly to keep score when we're talking coach's pitch like you describe. Because just about every kid that gets on base will score in that setup.[/quote] You would be surprised how frequently we hit three outs ahead of the 5 run limit. I don’t thi...
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re: I don’t like to judge other parents, but some parents make it hard. - pelicanpride
[quote]Is this the same thing as coach's pitch? Y'all actually keep score in those?[/quote] Yeah it’s coach pitch. I think most leagues keep score at that age. I know we did when I was a kid....
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re: I don’t like to judge other parents, but some parents make it hard. - pelicanpride
[quote]If she hasn't admitted to you that he quit, how do you know the reason for it? You're inferring that he quit because he got called out. [/quote] I know because his brother told my son. That’s when I knew the kid wouldn’t come to another game, but the mom kept telling me he would show up (j...
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re: I don’t like to judge other parents, but some parents make it hard. - pelicanpride
[quote]It’s like the choice for a normal kid who just wants to learn the rules and play are either special olympics or the pros - nothing in between (which someone said above) [/quote] Little League is usually a good place to learn about baseball. It is competitive, but it isn’t ridiculous....
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