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Jul 11Liked by SGBear

Go Bears!!!

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[MGolf] Per a trusted source, the entire team (ranked #22 at the end of the season) has entered the portal. This was after Knowlton fired Walter Chun on July 2nd.

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Why was he fired?

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Oof...that's rough if true.

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Cal schedules CS Bakersfield to open the basketball season. It's a buy game ($93k). The Golden Bears beat the Roadrunners 83-63 last season

https://twitter.com/madeformarch/status/1808492588858515832

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Looks like I got a new dean who will try to solicit money from me on a monthly basis

https://newsroom.haas.berkeley.edu/professor-jennifer-chatman-named-interim-dean-of-berkeley-haas/

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the iSchool has a new Dean as well. they are my employer so they dont quite ask me for $$.

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[T&F] Hamilton, Mangum Earn Academic All-America Honors

https://calbears.com/news/2024/7/10/track-field-hamilton-mangum-earn-academic-all-america-honors.aspx

AUSTIN, Texas - California track & field's Rowan Hamilton and Mason Mangum were announced as College Sports Communicators (CSC) Men's Track & Field Academic All-Americans on Wednesday, with Hamilton earning a second-team spot and Mangum a third-team nod.

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[FH] Field Hockey Announces 2024 Schedule

https://calbears.com/news/2024/7/10/field-hockey-announces-2024-schedule.aspx

BERKELEY – The California field hockey team's 2024 schedule was unveiled Wednesday. The Golden Bears' inaugural season as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference – regarded as the nation's premier field hockey conference – features 12 total games and eight home dates at Underhill Field, highlighted by hosting defending national champion North Carolina on Oct. 6.

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So I see we're playing UCLA in a home and home and home and home. My question is this: if you play someone at their stadium and yours and it's called a home and home, what do you call it if you play both games at home? Also, what do you call it if you play both games of a series away? In other words, shouldn't what we call a home and home be a home and away or an away and home? (To answer your question: yes, I'm going to continue to go on and on about this topic for the rest of my days just as I'll continue to insist that the word" the" should proceed Big Game as in The Big Game. I gotta be me.)

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That is logical and sane.

I will see you at the next Cartographers for Social Equality meeting.

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Do you pronounce "the"" as THUH or THEE ?

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Jul 11·edited Jul 11

I will concede that home-and-away is correct from the perspective of one team in the pairing. Home-and-home is also correct when referring to both teams as an impartial observer.

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What's best is if, for example you're Cal and you've scheduled a game at Michigan in 2026 and a home game with them in 2027 refer to it as an away and home series. If the home teams are reversed you call it a home and away. Gives you more information (who plays where) and is also not at all confusing.

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Jul 11·edited Jul 11

Perhaps “home, meaning California, for both teams traveling less than 350 miles versus 1500+ miles

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DBD Cooking Academy

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Those iridescent spots you see on roast beef? It's not spoilage. It's caused by very sharp slicers.

https://www.americastestkitchen.com/cooksillustrated/articles/7705-what-causes-beef-rainbows

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Interesting. I had wondered if roast beef I have had for a few days went bad.

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Just made fried Zucchini. 805 for the beer batter.

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HAG is going to make some pizza for us coming up soon. looking forward to that

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I'm making it today for my sister and her family. Oh reminds me, I need to start the dough tomorrow so we can have it on Monday.

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Trivia: name the FBS basketball program that plays the closest to an international airport

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For a couple of years there, it was probably Cal, while the Bears played at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

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Hint: the surrounding parking lots for the stadium are literally across the street from the airport

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UNLV?

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Correct.

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SJSU? I guess they're separated by downtown so no.

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Louisville? Probably 5 miles from SDF.

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Trivia: name the four FBS football teams that play their home games the farthest from campus

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I know UCLA is one and I believe UConn is as another. No clue about the other two.

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Correct. UConn is the furthest. UCLA is the third.

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Lol this was one of Bob's favorite subjects

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Jul 11·edited Jul 11

University of Miami Hurricanes play at Hard Rock Stadium which is about 24 miles from campus.

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Correct. This is the second furthest. And it's downtown Miami, so we're talking 45 minutes travel.

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Wow. Talk about a disincentive for students to travel to home games. This is why stadiums should be on campus, if they reasonably can be.

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Miami used to play at the Orange Bowl, which is still 13.2 miles away from the University. TIL: The Orange Bowl was demolished and the current home of the Miami Marlins was constructed there.

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Interesting. I didn't realize that the Marlins stadium is on the site where the Orange Bowl stood. But it does make sense from a land use perspective.

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Univ. of South Florida Bulls play at Raymond James Stadium, about 13 miles from campus.

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Convenience stores

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My local 7-11 in Singapore had mashed potatoes dispensed from a spigot kind of like a Slurpee

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the food at 7-11's and other convenience stores in Japan is surprisingly good.

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Jul 11·edited Jul 11

There's nothing surprising about it though. That's what they are famous for.

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Not just Japan but Taiwan and maybe even South Korea. They have better grab and go options.

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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[CNN] Russia is sponsoring terrorist activities across Europe, including a foiled attempt at assassinating Rheinmetall's CEO

https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/11/politics/us-germany-foiled-russian-assassination-plot/index.html

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US House passes bill to [checks notes]... ban foreigners from voting in US Federal Elections

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4764972-house-approves-voter-eligibility-bill/

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Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) and Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to AG Garland to appoint a special investigator into why Clarence Thomas accepted a Harlan Crow-funded trip to Russia and a yacht trip around the Baltics. This article decries that the gift was not declared, but it buries the lede that on what planet is visiting a national enemy not considered optically a horrible idea should it ever be discovered

https://www.yahoo.com/news/clarence-thomas-took-free-trip-215006676.html

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PRO

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Sears revival, Butler breakout continue against Boston

https://www.athleticsnation.com/2024/7/10/24196181/oakland-athletics-boston-red-sox-jp-sears-lawrence-butler-mason-miller

The Oakland Athletics continue to look like a different beast in July.

Following a seven-run outburst in the latter half of yesterday’s 12-9 loss, the A’s lineup carried that momentum into today’s victory, evening up their series against the 50-40 Boston Red Sox.

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It’s my fault (Giants lose 10-6 to Blue Jays)

https://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2024/7/11/24196384/mlb-final-giants-blue-jays-7-10-2024-recap-logan-webb-ernie-clement-its-my-fault

I’m not the most superstitious person in the world, but as Michael Scott would say, I’m a little-stitious.

Everyone baseball fan should be.

The sit-in-the-same-seat during the postseason, no-wash skivvies during a winning streak can be a little extreme, though feeding the illusion of participation is an important part of the communal experience. As bizarre as it comes off, it’s really an act of wise humility. Small quirks, our little game-day rituals, show deference to the inter-connectedness of things.

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Dodgers’ late game comeback ends in controversy in loss to Phillies

https://www.truebluela.com/2024/7/10/24196038/dodgers-phillies-game-recap

The Dodgers matched against the Philadelphia Phillies for the second of a three game series, where the base running mishaps of Miguel Rojas erased a Dodger comeback attempt in a 4-3 loss.

Young right hander Gavin Stone looked to turn things around after a shortened outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks. His counterpart, Cristopher Sanchez, entered Wednesdays’ contest with the fourth best ERA in the National League (third in his own rotation).

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Tour de France update after 11 stages (out of 21) ..

Pogacar in the lead by about a minute on Vingegaard however there are signs that V is holding steady and even able to caw back a little after a good stage win yesterday.

the steep mountains are all yet to come and the final day is a time trial in Nice so it will probably be tense till the end.

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I miss that I don’t catch the end of each stage when I finish my run since I don’t have Peacock.

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it is something of a pain to watch cycling these days. it is mostly possible to stream almost any race. the problem is that you have to pay for all these streaming services to do so.

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DBD AV CLUB

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RIP Shelley Duval of The Shining fame. Frankly, I think she was perfectly cast as Olive Oyl across from Robin Williams' Popeye.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/shelley-duvall-dead-shining-actress-1235946118/

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She also featured in a number of Robert Altman films earlier in her career including McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, 3 Women and Brewster McCloud. She was also in Annie Hall, Roxanne and Time Bandits. An impressive career.

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ELSEWHERE IN COLLEGE

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Pac-12 Commissioner kicks off the Media Day in a super real way

https://twitter.com/RossDellenger/status/1811212269369630914

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The Pac ... how many?

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Pac one [points at OSU]... two [points at WSU]

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Alrighty, then!

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"I've done it a thousand times!"

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