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Give the DBD a movie quote that's related to transportation.

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It's not a motorcycle, baby. It's a chopper.

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Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

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RUN! GO! GET TO DA CHOPPAH!

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So you cooked up a story and dropped the six of us in a meat grinder....

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I feel the need, the need for speed!

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beat me to it ...

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I'll always have quotes from this masterpiece ready to go.

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That watch is worth more than your car.

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Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?

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Surprisingly enjoyable movie that makes little sense, yet still works.

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I rewatched it recently, and yeah, still enjoyable.

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But Mythbusters proved the bus could make the jump

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For me it's the final sequence that falls apart if you think about it even a little bit. Dennis Hopper doesn't know the bus blew up? Even though there was a massive explosion at a major airport where he knows the bus drove into? Never heard about that?

But in the moment everything happens so fast that you don't really notice.

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The explosion isn't reported because the cops shut down the media at the airport and told them to stop broadcasting. And Hopper already took off the police scanner to go pick up the money.

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“You are going to need a bigger boat.”

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Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?

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"Oookay -- We, we could take our wheelbarrow, build it into a little boat, and then we riiiide it across, and then build it back into a wheelbarrow again."

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"'Are there any more big rivers between here and Breckenridge?' 'Oh no, just the Colorado.' THE BIGGEST FUCKING RIVER I'VE SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH."

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Tiger Tanaka : I have much curiosity, Bond-san. What is Little Nellie? James Bond : Oh, she's a wonderful girl. Very small.

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Bruce Wayne: So you're fast.

Barry Allen: That feels like an oversimplification.

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Run, Forrest! Run!

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I have long hair and a beard and run everyday. I don't get it too often now, but used to get that yelled at me pretty regularly. My sister and her husband and one of my nephews and his girlfriend recently visited the southwest and were at the spot where the scene of Forrest running down the highway was filmed. Got emailed pix from both my sister and my nephews GF.

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Well, I certainly hope this little incident hasn't put you off flying, miss. Statistically speaking, of course, it's still the safest way to travel.

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Airplane, yes?

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Airplane is classic... the guys speaking jive w/ Barbara Billingsley is all time...Cutty say can’t hang...

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Superman, to Lois Lane

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duh!

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Rule number 1. Never change the deal.

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I live my life a quarter mile at a time.

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I owe you a 10 second car.

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More than you can afford pal.

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Grades

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What are these "grades" I keep hearing about?

(amiright, fellow older Slugs?)

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Long live the Narrative Evaluation System!

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We had both when I was in school. A letter grade and written evaluation. However for big classes the written eval was usually a C+P generic eval that matched the letter grade.

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Haha, so true. 2.1 baby!

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At my high school, the grading scale was 94+ was an A, 87-93 was a B, 80-86 a C etc., with no extra credit for AP/honors courses. It was a bitch and after much pressure from parents, they changed it about 10 years after I graduated so as to stop disadvantaging their students when applying to college.

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At my HS if you got an A+ that was still 4.0, not 4.3 like at some schools, it was quite maddening.

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our kids' high school, strangely, does not have letter grades. you get a numeric grade between 1-100.

it leads to a decimal grade point average, and if you count 1.05x for honors and 1.1x for AP classes class ranks become strange competitive and complicated.

also, up until this year, you were given a class rank that would be sent to colleges w/ your transcript/grades.

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Odd that they chose 1.05 and 1.1 when the typical +1 grade point boost for AP/Honors classes translates to a multiplier of 1.25

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I believe this is how it works in a lot of schools overseas?

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DBD Test Kitchen

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Fresh rainbow trout. Flour & salt dredge. Beaten egg bath. Breadcrumb coating. Oven Roast 375 convection. Cold leftover go onto a white bun with mayo, bread-n-butter pickles, and hot sauce for a trout sandwich - a Southern specialty.

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Made chanterelle focaccia and ribollita for my stormy day meal. House smelled divine. Really miss being able to post pictures because the soup looked great.

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A great roasted tomato & sausage ragu with one of the best Brunellos I've ever had. Lemon polenta cookies for afters

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Sounds delicious

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Chicken fricassee with dumplings a la Joy of Cooking. Tasted just like the filling of a chicken pot pie. Yum!

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Bought beans for chili this weekend. 3 types of meat (ground pork, chuck and italian sausage). Pinto, kidney and black beans. Going to try to get rid of all my chili type spices in one pot - we're cleaning out the kitchen over the next 4 months. Then some cheap beer, cumin and bay leaves.

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Dude, one does not need beans for great chili. It's the chilies that count.

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Struggling with what to make for this weekends tailgate.

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What’s the weather forecast?

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low to mid 60s. It's a 4 pm game so we have a chance to do more unlike the early games where we just roll up and serve.

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Once I perfect the pizza and figure out the best way to make a lot of dough, I think it would be fine to do pizza.

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Unfortunately it's the same day as my nephew's bday so I'll be flying to LA from Philly on Wed. If I read it correctly on the front page (the what now?), OB71 is also going to be there.

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You want suggestions?

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Sure. Granted we have USC (bulgogi tortas) and Big Game (“better than top dog”) taken care of already. I can’t share details but we need this weekend to be top fucking notch.

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Ok, here are 5:

1: Skirt steak fajitas or tacos

2: Grilled chicken thighs sandwiches w/ cole slaw

3: Buffalo chicken drumsticks w/ blue cheese dip

4: Mideastern lamb or beef sandwiches with pita bread & yogurt salad or sauce.

5: Banh Mi

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Can’t share details just yet*

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"better than top dog" implies you've either cracked some sort of secret code to unlock a new horizon of culinary arts or you've dug up and reanimated my Armenian grandmother. Which is it?

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the former

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dammit...I wish I could be there.

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Not very interesting. Had grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato bisque soup for dinner.

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That's the meal I make if I have a cold.

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adventures in meatless cooking ..

made some homemade meatballs w/ beyond meat in the standard way w/ herbs, bread crumbs, and onion.

was pretty good w/ some tomato sauce and pasta.

on tap this week, beyond brats and i was able to find a pack of impossible meat too for comparison.

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DBD AV Club

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DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE was good

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I was surprised at how much it drew me in. Looking forward to the next part (assuming it happens).

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Really solid performances as well.

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Fucking loved it. Will see it again this week

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we saw it in the theatre on Sat night. loved it.

despite the criticism it is slow and boring, i rather liked that aspect of it.

thinking of rewatching at home.

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I didnt think it was slow and boring at all. It was excellent

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I broke down and watched it at home, it was very well directed, very good cinematography - the thing I hate about these movies (and part of why I wanted to see in a theater) is I am constantly turning the volume up and down, since I don't want to blast out the neighbors. Blargh!

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Sound levels are a complaint I have not just about movies, but TV broadcasts in general. I'm looking forward to getting bluetooth hearing aids. We have one TV with bluetooth capabilities and it will allow me to hear clearly without blasting out others.

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I had that problem with the newer Blade Runner film, I ended up watching it on my ipad with headphones so I could hear what was going on.

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i watched the 1984 Dune last night. It's hilariously bad.

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it is closer in style to the book. jumps right in with minimal and contradictory explanation; grinds along with alternating action and navel gazing; and on the whole was quite enjoyable. context: I saw the movie before reading the first book.

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It's funny that two old warhorses of Sci-fi are out now: Foundation & Dune. I'm enjoying Foundation on Apple+, as I'm watching it, I'm remembering more of the book read once decades ago. It wasn't a book that really screamed "made a movie" - unlike Dune, which really did.

The first time I read Dune (early 20's) I thought it was great; re-read maybe 5 years later, thought it was trash, entertaining trash, but not really any good.

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It's been a long time since I watched it, but I remember finding it incomprehensible. The newer movie is pretty easy to understand from the jump.

David Lynch has basically disowned the '84 version as I recall.

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All of Lynch’s movies are bad really, just bad in a campy and endearing way many times. Sometimes that just doesn’t land though..

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No, he's made several masterpieces.

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"Directed by Alan Smithee"

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There are some things in the 84 version that were not in the 2021 version and for me it explained some plot holes in the newer version. And the casting is all over the map; Dean Stockwell, Max Von Sydow, Sean Young, Sting, Patrick Stewart, Brad Dourif.

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Feyd Harkkonsen will be in Dune Part 2. They really minimized the role and plot of Dr. Yeuh - the funny part is when he speaks to Paul in Sek language, it's just mandarin, so our theater just cracked up when Timothee spoke his one line of Mandarin. (it wasn't that bad to be honest)

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Tell them to complain to the landlord...

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Heh

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Saw the new Dave Chappelle special on Netflix, very funny although obviously (intentionally) offensive in almost every conceivable way. He is really on top of his game - jokes evolving through the set, weaving together, setting up absurd impersonations and scenarios for him to mine.. he is on top of his game.

He does spend nearly the entire second half of it on the transgender stuff that has gotten him in hot water, and that part is not as funny as the first half. He deliberately misunderstands what progressive folks mean by the word “gender” which is one of the main things that has gotten him in trouble with the Twitter inquisitor crowd. (He misunderstands it to refer simply to genetic/biological matters). But I think the social justice types on social media are misunderstanding him on purpose as well. First, on a small level, they are clearly talking past each other re gender, using the word to mean different things. But bigger picture, I think the SJ crowd is deliberately missing that his act is a work of art. I understand it is part of the social narrative, and there are concerns about norm setting through speech like this, but it still needs to be understood and permitted as both art and speech. Obviously, were he proposing legislation in Congress, thought would be entirely different.

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I find both the protests about Chappelle and the attention given to them exasperating.

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There is so much currency in being righteously outraged that people will take any opportunity they can to get there. Thank you, Zuck!

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"There is so much currency in being righteously outraged that people will take any opportunity they can to get there."

That would apply not only to Facebook, but all the news networks, major and minor, to a huge number of youtube channels, podcasts, radio shows...did I miss anything? Maybe some people still publish newsletters.

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Yes, but social media is now driving what gets reported in those more traditional media outlets. Probably unjustifiably.

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You sleep in the bed you made.

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American Rust, Showtime’s Mare of Easttown, is solid. Jeff Daniels & Maura Tierney are great.

Hightown (STARZ) season 2 is 2 eps in & makes you wanna go party on the Cape.

Tell Me Your Secrets (Prime) - Lily Rabe is yoked...Amy Breneman is crazy obsessed - Hamish Linklater good too....needs to pick up a little tho after 3 eps...

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Stumbling, bumbling, crumbling democracies

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State Senator Polsky (D-FL) asked State Surgeon General to put on a mask in her office because she has a serious medical condition (cancer). Surgeon General refuses.

https://news.yahoo.com/floridas-top-doctor-refuses-mask-155429291.html

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Virginia sues USPS as three left-leaning counties are having their mail-in ballots delayed

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/578227-virginia-democrats-sue-usps-for-delays-that-threaten-to-disenfranchise

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I think it's funny that we keep comparing ourselves to third world countries over stuff like this, I think they're going to start taking offense soon.

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Can Biden just fire the Postmaster General and get someone else in there? Or is the appointment for X years?

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I want DeJoy not just fired, but put in jail for deliberately dismantling USPS machinery and thereby crippling the USPS with criminal and treasonable intent.

I'll settle for a 10-year jail term. He should be put in front of a firing squad.

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Only the board can fire him.

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And, if I'm remembering correctly, there are some details that make that process much easier beginning in December. So DeJoy remains not long for this world.

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[Rolling Stone -- paywall] Report names names of group that actively worked with Trump to overturn election and foment 1/6 Treason. Is it news if you really already knew that the people named were Reps Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) Paul Gosar (R-AZ) Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/exclusive-jan-6-organizers-met-congress-white-house-1245289/

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a lot of people in the Venn overlap of "moron" and "extremist" there.

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It's just a list of the worst congresspeople minus Gaetz and Jordan.

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...pretty much all.

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I found some schadenfreude listening to the NYT Daily podcast this morning. Nice to know authoritarian governments have issues as well!

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Other college

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Illinois defeated Penn State after NINE OVERTIMES

https://twitter.com/NBCSports/status/1452008302292918287

Due to rule changes, the third OT and beyond consisted only of two-point conversions. Still, a wild game.

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Craziest thing is final score was only 20-18!

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Just a devastatingly brutal loss for Penn State at home v a weak Illinois team as 25 point favorites. A season derailing L.

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this kind of WTF result is why I am worried that SC is going to hire James Franklin. If we want to produce stupid outcomes, we have the people in place already.

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who do you want ?

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all I can tell you is that the answer is "not Urban Meyer or James Franklin." After that, I don't have a sense that there's an obvious candidate who has both succeeded somewhere else and seems like a good choice for an upgrade job (like the coaches at Cincinnati and Iowa State) who also wants to move to California (unlike the coaches at Cincinnati and Iowa State). As long as whoever it is hires a decent recruiter and does something about line play, I'm sure it'll be fine.

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So you’re saying you want Justin Wilcox.

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The Illinois incident not withstanding, why would you not want James Franklin? He's overall been pretty successful up against a pretty stiff schedule year over year.

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No 1 and I had a discussion about why James Franklin went from Vandy to Penn State. I didn't realize he was from Pa. So I guess it was a homecoming. I'm guessing $C would have to throw a lot of money at him to get him, and even then I wonder if Penn State would raise his salary to keep him from leaving.

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I dunno. Would you expect Sandy Barbour to raise Franklin's salary, much less keep him, if he wanted to leave?

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I know the Penn State QB was hurt last weekend. Is he still hurt? No 1 is going to be in Columbus for a wedding next Sun and Penn State is playing OSU there. He was thinking it would be cool to go to the game but the cheapest ticket was like 200. Plus, it's a 730 game and that just wouldn't work with the rehearsal dinner.

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I loved watching this game

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And the day got weirder from here. Harvard & Princeton tied 16-16 going into 3OT. Princeton did not convert in their 3OT attempt, and then Harvard did, seemingly winning the game. However, Princeton HC Bob Surace had been attempting to call a timeout, and simply wasn't heard by the referees. No whistle was blown or flags were thrown, and the play proceeded as a successful conversion, but referees ruled that since Princeton had intended to call a timeout they could have one and the conversion would be replayed.

Princeton eventually pulled out a win in 5OT. However because a timeout can only be granted before the snap, the conversion should have stood, giving Harvard an 18-16 3OT win. The official result won't change and stands as an 18-16 5OT win for Princeton, but an absolutely wild finish to a crazy game.

https://twitter.com/DanielMillerEsq/status/1452014527810244614

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there was also the 9OT game between Illinois and Penn St!

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now i see there is a whole thread for that

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This sounds like the NHL referee intent to blow the whistle rule. There could be a goal and the referee hasn't blown their whistle quite yet, but if there was intent to blow the whistle, then the goal isn't allowed.

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Oregon RB Travis Dye had - at the time - a bonkers stat line.

https://twitter.com/FTBVids_YT/status/1452032834017710081

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The Colts and 9ers leading rushers both had the same number of carries and yards. 18/107. This happened at least two other times during the game in the 2nd half. It was a little strange.

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Wonky

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And No 2 pointed out that there was a Scorigami this weekend. Cardinals 31 Texans 5

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I had to look up what scorigami meant.

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First time in the history of the NFL...nutty.

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Cal's D-line so thoroughly dominated Colorado's O-line that the Buffs fired their O-Line Coach.

https://twitter.com/VicLombardi/status/1452444288906846213?t=Dij2rr_BUKU61SzorMapQA&s=19

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Pro

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Some DBDers here will now be happy that the Dodgers lost to the Braves in the NLCS.

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Woo!

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There is price to pay - the NL Champs are a team with a racist chant and racist fans.

I am now fully on board the Dusty Baker Train. Win for Dusty!

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Really? That is so wrong.

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EEEEERRRRRRRRTTTT!

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Fuck the Assterisks. I may root for Dusty as an Old Dodgers friend but NEVER for the CHEATERS.

Can we just have a meteor?

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meteor is the right answer. Could have been worse, though (Yankees/Giants).

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That would've been the Series of Champions, as the Yankees and Giants have combined for 8 WS titles since 1990 (28%).

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Doyers expectedly looked worn out - tough to hop on a plane after the emotional Giants series & fly across the country to face a far more dangerous lineup. Eddie Rosario going full on Billy Hatcher from the ‘91 WS didn’t help.

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Billy Hatcher was '90, no?

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Ya, '90...my bad...who was '91, Twins?

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Twins over Braves.

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the Kirby show.

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Even more than the emotional impact was that Roberts had to wear out his best pitchers going into the NLCS.

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Roberts could wear out any pitching staff. The Dodgers thought they had assembled enough talent to overcome even Roberts-level tinkering, and for most of the season, it appeared they had. But Dodger-feude eventually prevailed. Just wish it didn't wait until after the Giants were eliminated to happen.

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Yeah I'm sure losing 3 starting pitchers during the season (fuck Bauer) had nothing to do with it. Losing Kershaw hurt the most because it was so late in the season. And I think Scherzer started to have dead arm the last few starts before the playoffs even started.

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All the more reason Roberts shouldn't have used him to close out the Giants. Jansen could have gone another inning.

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Pitching management had everything to do with it. That's the point. And you can't dismiss the Bauer mess; it contributed directly to the problem.

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Yeah I fully expect Rosario to go 0-fer in the WS.

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Unwatchable WS: racists vs the cheaters - fuck this shit.

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Heaven forbid we use on-field results to determine who plays for the championship when personal politics could be substituted. You would think this is FBS football or something.

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he didn't say he wanted a different result, he said he wasn't going to watch it.

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Exactly, we will not watch a single game.

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amen ...

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I dunno. Are the 2021 Astros the same cheaters of 2017?

Alex Cora is no longer coaching there. The Astros GM of 2017 is no longer in the front office. And Dusty Baker is managing the 2021 Astros.

I'll gladly root for the 2021 Astros over the racist Braves franchise and their racist fans.

I'll also watch the Series now that I have a team to root for. Win for Dusty!

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I don't care. Correa, Bregman, Altuve, and others are still there. At least they didn't re-hire the cheating manager like the Red Sox did. Though I wonder if AJ Hinch were not with the Tigers if the Astros would consider it.

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This is not getting enough run...the Red Sox re-hiring of Cora the minute his suspension expired was brutal.

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I guess I just can't continue to get on a moral high horse about cheating in baseball when all the "fun" old stories about the game have guys cheating left and right, trying to gain every advantage. People threw illegal spitballs and made the Hall of Fame doing it.

Catch the cheaters and punish them, sure, but then maybe let's move on. The Astros found a new elaborate way to tip pitches, something lots of teams have been trying to do for a long time.

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You are correct

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Warriors sweep California in first three games, have chance for a huge start with soft upcoming schedule

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/warriors-sweep-california-in-first-three-games-have-chance-for-a-huge-start-with-soft-upcoming-schedule/

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Jordan Poole taking the next step in his evolution would be huge...team could be real dangerous if Klay has anything left.

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Poole looking like the real deal as a secondary scoring option. The emergence of a guy like that is huge for the Warriors.

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49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo as stoic as ever after loss to Colts — even as team crumbles around him

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/10/25/49ers-jimmy-garoppolo-remains-as-stoic-as-ever-after-loss-to-colts-even-as-team-crumbles-around-him/

(I think we just saw the end of Jimmy G's career.)

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Overrated, stubborn & narcissistic Kyle Shanahan is finally on the hot seat. If Garoppolo continues to get meaningful snaps for an undisciplined, injury prone team that is going to finish in last place in the division for the 4th time in his 5 years, then Shanahan should be shown the door. Jimmy is a backup QB at this level.

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Admit it, did you copy-pasta this from the Cal game recap?

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Ha...no, tho there are plenty of similarities b/t Garbers and Garoppolo - both have below average arm strength bc of injuries, struggle with accuracy, especially when trying to throw on the run, and have a real hard time when the O falls behind the sticks bc of negative plays...and both are game manager-types that can win games when supported by a solid run game & an above-average/elite D. But they’re not gonna win games on talent alone.

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But Jimmy's hot.

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Assuming Lance is healthy enough to play, there's no reason to keep running Garoppolo out there.

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I disagree, Lance is not ready for NFL games yet. He needs IMO 2-3 years of sitting and developing. Won’t happen but his lack of experience really makes him a liability.

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Respectfully disagree, paulie...truth is, Garoppolo is the liability, and that lack of experience is exactly why TL needs to play right now. This team is going nowhere, and the fact that ShanaLynch thought they had put together a SB contending roster is both laughable AND proof of how inept and lost they really are. However, Trey needs a better game plan from Shanahan, which I'm not sure he's going to get (see RGIII), bc Shanahan is the problem in SF. Trey could have lead that efficient first drive last night just as well as Garoppolo, that's just a fact.

The @ ARI play calling was coaching malpractice...it almost looked like Shanahan was purposely calling plays to put his rookie QB in the most difficult spots imaginable, just so he could say to the front office "see, he's not ready, let's play Jimmy." Even with that brutal play calling, Trey showed glimpses of immense potential, and if Shanahan didn't eschew FGs to go for it on 4th down on pretty much every drive in Cardinal territory, Niners win that game at Glendale.

Truth is, neither Shanahan has ever developed a QB in their lives, and the egotistical, tough love, know-it all attitude that Kyle employs is the main reason why he is not going to be HC long enough to be able to do so with Lance. But Lance sitting 2-3 years does nobody any good. He needs reps....IMO, which is worth nothing, of course.

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I mean, theoretically the roster is a decent contender if healthy . . . but it's never healthy. And at this point you can't expect it to be, when the same guys keep getting hurt.

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Shanahan won't be around in 2 years if he can't make Lance into something.

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Shanahan is going to get Lance killed like he did with RG3

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I am no fan of the Shanahan family - they’re snakes- & suspect Trey’s knee injury is pretty minor & he could’ve played...however, it provided a built in excuse for Shanahan to go back to Jimmy after the BYE w/o looking indecisive.

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I'm not even going to click on that link because the headline flies in the face of a clip I heard on KCBS this morning. Garoppolo basically threw his teammates under the bus for making mistakes, not executing.

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Sharks lose their first game of the year. Surprisingly they won their first 4 games of the year.

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Jared Goff pick in the endzone sealed the Rams victory over the Lions. A tough season for Jared so far.

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In the first five minutes of that game Detroit: scored on a 63-yard reception, recovered an onside kick, and converted a first down on a fake punt.

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was good to see overall better play from Detroit last few weeks. it seems their defense is particularly leaky.

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Cal

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Cal-Arizona to kick off at noon on...you guessed it, Pac-12 Network

https://twitter.com/CalFootball/status/1452674620675399680

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DAAAAAAAAY DRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINKING

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Another game I can't see.

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Having to rely on streams to watch so many of our games this year has been frustrating.

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Saturday's game was a perfect encapsulation of why I hate Wilcox brand football. Build a nice lead in the first half, then shut it all down and play to not fuck up in the second half, points be damned.

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Exactly. That CU team is inept - game should've been a 38-3 or more...2 TDs & 4 FGs v. that team is disappointing.

That same effort will get Wilcox an inexcusable L at Tucson...

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And what is so upsetting is if we are going to just shut it down, why not get the backup QB in for a series or two for some experience.

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Unfortunately, it's a seemingly endemic approach to Cal football. Tedford did that, too.

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