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re: UGA best team we have played? - Baloo
UGA has a pedestrian offense. Bama was far better balanced and was the best team we'll play in the regular season. I also genuinely think Auburn has a better defense, they just have worse numbers because they had to play both Bama and LSU, whose offenses are on the next level, making their numbers l...
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re: Anyone else NOT worried about the game tomorrow? - Baloo
I wouldn't say in the bag. Georgia is a good team and can of course win it, but... LSU is better and I'm confident will win the game handily. I'm not nervous. If UGA wins this, they will have earned it. ...
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re: The Infantilization of Popular Culture - Baloo
[quote]I think most react based on fear, not that those films have necessarily changed, but that their level of importance/cultural impact is waning.[/quote] Sure, but that was to be expected. EVERYTHING has less impact because everything is drifting to a smaller and nichier audience. The modern ...
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re: The Irishman - Baloo
It's great. It has two of my favorite things: unreliable narrators and demythification, so I was predisposed to like it. But this is essentially a three and half hour movie about old age, regret, and the inability to change the past. The scene where the nurse doesn't even know who Hoffa is shows how...
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re: The Infantilization of Popular Culture - Baloo
Yes and no. I do like that someone is going to rant about infantilization and then can't write down his argument like an adult. Bu look, genre fiction has always existed and it has always been a sandbox for people to sneak in all sorts of criticism of the status quo that people don't notice because ...
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re: "Eye Test" is completetly subjective and ridiculous. - Baloo
I do think the Eye Test is helpful in evaluation, but too often it is a stand in for simply a program's Blue Blood status. I mean, most of Ohio St's complete team B.S. is a simple justification, not actually watching them play....
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re: Usa Today has 20 Heisman voters - their vote from Tuesday... - Baloo
Tyler Huntley is getting hosed. One measly vote? ...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - Baloo
[quote]It seems to me the only way a team will be exceptional with this type of metrics analysis is to actually find a way to buck the current metrics, so to speak. If your main goal is to meet what is currently deemed "optimal" under this analysis, you're likely already a step behind.[/quote] I'...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - Baloo
[quote]So often one of the few posters here to actually "get" me it seems[/quote] Right back at ya. :cheers: I'll admit to being more of a stat nerd, but I'm really uncomfortable how we use stats right now. Big picture thinking is still the most important thing....
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re: What is your favorite Iranian movie - Baloo
Iranian film of the recent past is like the French New Wave of the 60s. It's a shame it isn't more widely known and that people have turned this into a joke thread. Iranian film is legit great. ...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - Baloo
To add one more thing: S&P+ is notoriously poor at rating outliers. Georgia Tech's offense gave it fits, as does Army now. It consistently rated LSU's offense under Les Miles as one of the best in the country due to its high efficiency (countered by glacial pace and no explosiveness). LSU offens...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - Baloo
[quote]If I’m looking at what Kosmo has posted correctly, it seems to me these algorithms are basically looking at statistical measures that have been previously successful and weighting those accordingly. Therefore, if you have a team like Alabama, who has generated certain statistical measures and...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - Baloo
[quote]I’m just curious, are they breaking down overall in-game stats or is it all just comparing relative overall rankings? Either would certainly have flaws, but whatever.[/quote] S&P+ and FPI are based on in game stats, though there is a blowout component, in which it stops counting if the gam...
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re: DOJ Moves to end movie theatre anti-trust rules - Baloo
Thank God the DOJ is cracking down on the scourge of independent movies' market dominance. In the wake of Disney pulling all old Fox films from second run theaters, this move will in no way help consumers. You can even see why Disney wants it, to further control the pipe. ...
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re: Disney+ has some of the most obscure Disney movies to ever be made... - Baloo
[quote]You watched it recently? I did last week. It sucks, dude.[/quote] This is probably the best argument for just releasing it out of the vault. People are building up a mid-tier film at most, as people always want the forbidden fruit. It's like how the reality could never live up to the myth ...
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re: For those who say we need to "move on" - Baloo
Life is too short not to enjoy things. Don't let anyone rob you of one iota of joy. Party it up. Beat Ole Miss....
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re: AL.com article - The biggest melt by Gumps yet. - Baloo
Alabama has one win over a Power 5 team with a winning record. Yeah, maybe it is the resume, y'all. ...
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re: Disney+ is live now - Baloo
I really, really want that Fox movie library Disney owns. It's an app in its first month... there are bugs. I'm not flipping out, though I would like if they had more content ready to go. But the old Mickey shorts are a goldmine. ...
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re: Heisman campaign for Joe - Baloo
There's been a massive Heisman campaign for Burrow. Notice all of those articles written about Burrow in virtually every major publication? Yeah, that's what a Heisman campaign is. It's not the billboards and stuff, it's raising the profile via what looks like journalism, but is really co-ordinated ...
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