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YAY FUNDRAISING!!!

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The Buffalo Wild Wings Friday Snack-Off Board / Re: Kids
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:37:56 PM »
I expect my kids to go to college. Outside of that, I don't care if they want to live in my house for a few years once they're adults. If anything, it sounds nice.

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The Buffalo Wild Wings Friday Snack-Off Board / Re: Kids
« on: February 22, 2015, 05:59:04 PM »
Yeah, my father in law had pretty big plans for his retirement and didn't end up surviving long enough to retire. A sobering reality.

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Has anybody thought of the scandal approach?  Maybe someone tapes a kilo of Colombian bam - bam under squeaky - clean ' s car.

As a matter of fact, I believe this sort of option has been discused before here.

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The Buffalo Wild Wings Friday Snack-Off Board / Re: Kids
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:34:08 PM »
I don't want to take trips without my kids. I've done it a number of times and it's not as much fun.

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Just get some low level job with an airline at the airport. Baggage handler, customer service agent, whatever. Then, use your free standby tickets to fly to a different location around the world every few weeks.
I would guess those jobs are pretty competitive.

I don't think they are. Shockingly low pay.

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I wonder what prompted PW to be like, "Welp, looks like it's the right time for me to go ahead and do an AMA."

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Just get some low level job with an airline at the airport. Baggage handler, customer service agent, whatever. Then, use your free standby tickets to fly to a different location around the world every few weeks.

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I don't know if sys knows who I am. Even if he had the opportunity to know, he still might not know because he's pretty misanthropic. Not sure if you've noticed that.

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I'm sketchy on the details, but there was another girl in sys's class who went to play basketball for Wichita State. She married a baseball player there who signed a big MLB contract and then didn't pan out. Something like that. Again, this is really sys territory and you'll have to ask him about it.

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Laird Veatch's wife was in sys's class. She seemed like a fun gal. Potentially snobby, though, you know? But I really don't know. I'm not sure that I ever talked to her. It's something we should really ask sys about.

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The Buffalo Wild Wings Friday Snack-Off Board / Re: jobs
« on: February 20, 2015, 11:21:28 PM »
Well said. You're a class act, slobber.

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Came across a Blue M yearbook earlier this week. Items of interest:

1. I realized that I had Booyah!'s dad for geometry. He was sort of a pseudo intellectual just like Booyah! One day, I was just sitting at my desk, listening to the lecture and he walks by, taps the book on my desk and says, "Closed book, closed mind, eh?" I was furious. I went like half of the year without missing a single point on an assignment or exam. That rough ridin' bad person.

2. sys has quite a gorgeous head of hair in his senior picture.

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To me, the most self-delusional thing is the certainty with which Weber's performance was (and still is) forecasted. There's just not actually that much basis for it. And the way I read it, this is exactly what GOSP was calling into question.
Bruce's tenure was more predictable than most because of his lengthy track record that led to him getting fired from a comparable situation.

I didn't expect this year to go so poorly or his first year to go so well, but neither season should have surprised anyone because of his tenure at Illinois.

This was the only possible outcome and we knew it all along.

LOL, dax is that you? People accurately predicting the most likely outcome based on recent history morphed into absolutes and certainties, well played ChumDax.

What is the most likely outcome that you are referencing? Are you sure it is the same thing that I'm referencing? Do you think that the level of confidence in your most likely outcome exhibited by many here is proportional to its likelihood?

It wasn't my most likely outcome, I never projected an outcome positive or negative. I simply pointed out your cheap trick of converting the predictions of some into statements of absolute certainty to strengthen your point. My level of confidence in the outcome is of no consequence.

I didn't ask you about your views. I asked you about the views of others that you were referencing. Are you attempting to employ some sort of cheap trick here?

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You don't want Jevon or Nigel on the court if possible. That's why Iwundu plays PG.

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I'm on board with Foster and Tre jacking up tons of threes. Are you guys on board with Iwundu at PG?

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Quote from: really, who cares about what this guy says?
Ask yourself if this was in your workplace and your in management how would you deal with this

Honest question that I thought of this morning...

College coaches make their living by getting 18-23 year olds to perform.

Other industries that do the same thing?: Retail and food service

If Bruce Weber was managing an Arby's or an American Eagle, what would it look like?  I mean, seriously.

Could Bruce Weber actually motivate people to make a roast beef sandwich properly or fold skinny jeans?

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Earlier this week, I was thinking about when I should register for the Flying Pig Marathon. So, naturally, I proceeded to plot the distribution of last year's results.  :nerd:


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I don't know which of the last two responses I enjoy more.

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Are you satisfied, Mr. Bread?

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basically, i agree with chum1. in that predicting a coach's performance is always going to be a fairly imprecise endeavor, because the data are inadequate to allow much confidence.  but i guess i disagree that it's a pointless exercise.  you do the best you can with the information available to you.

I agree it's not pointless, but also think it's a mistake not to recognize when you're working with incomplete data and allow yourself to draw unsupported conclusions. It possible that there may be a little bit of that going on here.

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To me, the most self-delusional thing is the certainty with which Weber's performance was (and still is) forecasted. There's just not actually that much basis for it. And the way I read it, this is exactly what GOSP was calling into question.
Bruce's tenure was more predictable than most because of his lengthy track record that led to him getting fired from a comparable situation.

I didn't expect this year to go so poorly or his first year to go so well, but neither season should have surprised anyone because of his tenure at Illinois.

This was the only possible outcome and we knew it all along.

LOL, dax is that you? People accurately predicting the most likely outcome based on recent history morphed into absolutes and certainties, well played ChumDax.

What is the most likely outcome that you are referencing? Are you sure it is the same thing that I'm referencing? Do you think that the level of confidence in your most likely outcome exhibited by many here is proportional to its likelihood?

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