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Kansas State Football / Re: Brain Nuggets to Think About
« on: September 12, 2020, 04:25:42 PM »
Pro tip for future K-State football coaches: Don’t take the job after Snyder mails it in on recruiting.


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the wizard recruited like crap towards the end on purpose to make whoever replaced him look bad and thereby make him look better. Some say it’s his best act of magic.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: LOL TRUMP
« on: September 11, 2020, 02:50:51 PM »
I have seen some "fact check this!" kind of Q stuff creeping onto my FB

I saw one that said "Check Snopes" about 3 times in it.  I did check Snopes and the meme was full of crap.

I think the really dumb/Qanon ones now contend snopes is just fake news also.  Not all, just the extra stupid ones who lack critical thinking skills.  The bottom 1%

yes. also, those fact check sites only check republican and trump stuff!  :curse:

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: CHIEFS
« on: September 11, 2020, 01:41:52 PM »
can someone explain to me how a group of people wanting to end racism is considered to be political?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Trump owns Russia
« on: September 02, 2020, 12:46:36 PM »
is it just me or does dax seem to be getting even weirder?

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: competitive little kid sports
« on: August 30, 2020, 09:38:07 PM »
That thing is a monster


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Yes, it’s a little too long 31 inches, but it’s only -10 and he will grow into the length. I thought it prob most practical to get like a 30/22 or 29/21, but who care about transitioning to -5 in 2 years anyway? I want him to have as much fun hitting now as possible.

His previous bat was the crappy USA Baseball certified, which are specifically designed to mimick Wood bats (smaller sweet spot, less pop, less forgiving). All the other kids on his team had regular usssa bats and were ripping liners off the end and knob all the time. I had no idea when I bought it.

Usssa bats average about 3.5% more exit velocity and 15-20 feet more distance on contact.

I have a barely used cat7 30inch drop 8 sitting in my garage that I paid $150 for ten months ago and would give to you for free if you come by my house in mhk to pick it up sometime. Also a very sexy barely used Rawlings Quattro 29inch drop 11.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: competitive little kid sports
« on: August 26, 2020, 08:30:25 PM »
Probably just a pretty average dad. That kid does ride the crap out of his bike though. Yla was not fabricating that gE content.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: competitive little kid sports
« on: August 26, 2020, 07:09:07 AM »

Also, some of you guys are dorks. Most traveling Baseball teams are just run by dads who like their kids and like baseball. Also, you don’t have to sign a contract stating that you will no longer play catch with your kid or show interest in them if they belong to a team. My kid is 13, baseball was done with over a month ago and we just went outside the other day and played catch for a good thirty minutes. Good grief on this either/or stuff.

You shouldn't take our thoughts as attacks on what you did - you know your son and situation better than we ever could and I'm sure you made good choices. But I don't think it's dorky to stop and look at the dynamic SD and Lil sd have now and wonder why you would change that  Who gains what? What's lost if they wait a year or two?

Also having a bunch of friends on the team is a pretty good reason to join a more competitive team. Our daughter that's into swim took a summer off, then came back and her good friends in the group got promoted up and now she never wants to take any time off of swimming at all so I totally get it

Also also I bet there's a pretty wide range in travel team commitments and sd might have been exaggerate the commitment requirement juuuuust a bit.

I didn’t take anything as an attack at all. Overall it’s been a positive for him and for the most part I’ve enjoyed it as well. I don’t take it seriously either though. It’s a fun hobby for he and I, but he’ll be pretty lucky to even make the high school team based on his skill and level of give a crap.

I was just saying that it doesn’t have to be either/or. Too many people were talking like you could either continue to play catch with your kid and do stuff with them or get super serious and hand them over to some nazi travel team and never interact with them again. That’s silly. He’s also done a billion other sports and has started and stopped all of them at some point in time except baseball. Tackle football for two years then stopped. No football for two. Then flag football for one. Wrestled for two and then stopped for two and then wrestled again last year. He plays if he wants and doesn’t it he doesn’t. Not my life so I have no real opinion.
Not to mention those little bastards bike all over this town


Haha. I’ve probably had five different adults come up to me and tell me that they saw little daris on his bike down by the mall or something and act surprised and definitely look down on me and the fact that I would let him have free range of the town with his bros on their bikes.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: competitive little kid sports
« on: August 25, 2020, 04:53:25 PM »

Also, some of you guys are dorks. Most traveling Baseball teams are just run by dads who like their kids and like baseball. Also, you don’t have to sign a contract stating that you will no longer play catch with your kid or show interest in them if they belong to a team. My kid is 13, baseball was done with over a month ago and we just went outside the other day and played catch for a good thirty minutes. Good grief on this either/or stuff.

You shouldn't take our thoughts as attacks on what you did - you know your son and situation better than we ever could and I'm sure you made good choices. But I don't think it's dorky to stop and look at the dynamic SD and Lil sd have now and wonder why you would change that  Who gains what? What's lost if they wait a year or two?

Also having a bunch of friends on the team is a pretty good reason to join a more competitive team. Our daughter that's into swim took a summer off, then came back and her good friends in the group got promoted up and now she never wants to take any time off of swimming at all so I totally get it

Also also I bet there's a pretty wide range in travel team commitments and sd might have been exaggerate the commitment requirement juuuuust a bit.

I didn’t take anything as an attack at all. Overall it’s been a positive for him and for the most part I’ve enjoyed it as well. I don’t take it seriously either though. It’s a fun hobby for he and I, but he’ll be pretty lucky to even make the high school team based on his skill and level of give a crap.

I was just saying that it doesn’t have to be either/or. Too many people were talking like you could either continue to play catch with your kid and do stuff with them or get super serious and hand them over to some nazi travel team and never interact with them again. That’s silly. He’s also done a billion other sports and has started and stopped all of them at some point in time except baseball. Tackle football for two years then stopped. No football for two. Then flag football for one. Wrestled for two and then stopped for two and then wrestled again last year. He plays if he wants and doesn’t it he doesn’t. Not my life so I have no real opinion.


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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: competitive little kid sports
« on: August 25, 2020, 04:35:51 PM »
most people have limited time to dedicate to kids sports but not rowdy boy rick daris i guess is the point of that post

The point was that it made/makes sense for him/us. My other kid doesn’t play a single sport at all and never has. that also makes sense for him/us.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: competitive little kid sports
« on: August 25, 2020, 12:04:27 PM »
I have two boys. One has played a ton of sports included traveling baseball his whole life and the other one played only one year of tball when he was in kindergarten.  Why is that? One wanted to play all those different sports and the other absolutely did not. So here’s a hot take- if your kid wants to do competitive baseball and is good enough and you have the money and think it would be a decent time, then let him. If any of those things aren’t true then don’t.

Also and for a million reasons, yes to multiple sports if sports are something he’s kind of into.

Honest question, no judgement from me to anyone posting here but at 7 did your kid play travel sports instead of rec sports and if so, how did they make the distinction? Don't kids at that age just want to play with their friends?

The last sentence is the saddest part. Most kids don’t really play anymore. They don’t run around. They don’t play sandlot sports or pickup. They don’t learn all the social crap they need to learn and sort out on their own. Most basically sit at home and get shuffled from activity to activity. Imo kids need to be free range to an extent. The old “get out of here after lunch and don’t come back until dinner.”

Mir response- age seven was his first year of travel baseball. There were two travel teams in mhk for that age. Seven boys (his closest friends) in his grade school class played on one of those two teams, five on his team and two kids played on the other team. So yeah he was playing with his friends. My kid made the team because he was pretty athletic and I knew the dad putting it together. Anybody can play city league. Traveling you either have to try out or know someone. Usually both.  Hilariously enough, they had a hostile take over by one of the parents at the end of the year. three kids got cut, the team changed names and old coach was out. Mine was one that got cut. He just ended up going and playing for the other team. Little kid travel baseball is hilariously serious and I was not prepared for the weirdness of it all all. About 1/2 of baseball parents are rough ridin' insane. Overall it’s been pretty great though. It allowed him to meet and play and hangout with a million kids his age from all over town and even outside of town at an early age. Every year I warn him that he’s going to have to start taking it more seriously and improve if he wants to keep playing traveling ball because his bat is on the weak side and hitting is a fairly important part of baseball. He keeps making traveling teams though and keeps wanting to play so I indulge him on it. At some point in time though his good won’t be good enough and baseball will be over. I’m guessing 10th grade but who knows. It’s mainly a social thing for him and I think there’s also some mhk street cred that comes with playing traveling ball but who knows. From a personal standpoint I am old with not a ton of close friends in mhk and almost non existent hobbies so the tournaments on a weekend don’t really bother me like it would some parents.

Nickname response- idk. I personally don’t see that. At least not with my kids or their bros in our neighborhood. Not to say that it isn’t true to a larger extent but even when my kids were young they had friends and would be outside and going from house to house and yard to yard 24/7. Reminded me exactly of my youth/

Also, some of you guys are dorks. Most traveling Baseball teams are just run by dads who like their kids and like baseball. Also, you don’t have to sign a contract stating that you will no longer play catch with your kid or show interest in them if they belong to a team. My kid is 13, baseball was done with over a month ago and we just went outside the other day and played catch for a good thirty minutes. Good grief on this either/or stuff.

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I’m not sure about a lower voting age but I am all for taking voting rights away from citizens once they reach a certain age. Don’t know when that age should be. 65? 70? 80? Sad deal about the girl and her parents. Likely neither is very involved.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: competitive little kid sports
« on: August 21, 2020, 05:24:59 PM »
I have two boys. One has played a ton of sports included traveling baseball his whole life and the other one played only one year of tball when he was in kindergarten.  Why is that? One wanted to play all those different sports and the other absolutely did not. So here’s a hot take- if your kid wants to do competitive baseball and is good enough and you have the money and think it would be a decent time, then let him. If any of those things aren’t true then don’t.

Also and for a million reasons, yes to multiple sports if sports are something he’s kind of into.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: competitive little kid sports
« on: August 20, 2020, 11:03:05 PM »
lil sd is 7 and plays baseball and is kind of good. he has competitive travel tryouts and if he gets in we have to commit just an incredible amount of time every week/all year to it and travel all over the place and he's 7 and just started 2nd grade (wtf). I played all the sports but I lived in a town of 1,400 people so fielding a full roster was the biggest challenge and we played only as many games as the white trash kids drunk dad could schedule us outside of regular school sports. this actual city stuff seems crazy. but he loves TF out of baseball suddenly (like ONLY last 4 months). the last thing I'm going to do is keep him from doing it if he wants to so we're all in no matter what. how do people deal with this? do you seriously commit a 7 year old to that amount of time/effort to one sport?

I mean if you like your kid and hanging out with him and you like baseball as well then it’s honestly probably a pretty great deal.

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not exactly a movie but finally watched Hamilton. as good as advertised, just incredible.
It was about an hour too long and oh God the dancing was cringey. Second act much better than the first. Daveed Diggs was the star.
Diggs was the stand out but Groff/the king had the best parts. v funny.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Athletes Forcing Change
« on: July 23, 2020, 08:11:20 PM »
such an incredible album, best song imo:  black steel in the hour of chaos

Probably. Most hilarious/enjoyable is cold lampin though. That whole thing is just absurd/funny.

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I’m very very sad about the Harry’s thing. Best actual restaurant in mhk by far. Like if someone from out of town is in for the weekend or whatever and you need to make sure they have a great meal and service and everything then you say go to Harry’s.

Also, Hillside cafe is fine. Just fine. Leave them alone. Also, their potato tacos are the tits and also a regular *”rick daris top twenty mhk menu item”*.
OMG I've thought about creating this thread but you can do the honors! Also, I disagree with your assessment on Harry's. I would not give them "by far" status (I think Wine Dive offers a comparable product at a fraction of the cost). Moreso I disagree about it being the number one suggestion...I would recommend Bourbon & Baker to a visiting out-of-towner. Most everyone has been to a fine-dining restaurant similar to Harry's. Bourbon & Baker is truly unique and nails just about everything they try to do. That's not to say that I am not saddened by Harry's closing. Maybe we should also have a thread for bygone MHK restaurants that we miss. Mine would include Hibachi Hut, Harry's Deli and Aggie Station for starters.

I disagree. Also you should try the potato taco at hillside. V good. Also, I miss the hibachi hut that existed in 1999. Not so much the later versions.

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I’m very very sad about the Harry’s thing. Best actual restaurant in mhk by far. Like if someone from out of town is in for the weekend or whatever and you need to make sure they have a great meal and service and everything then you say go to Harry’s.

Also, Hillside cafe is fine. Just fine. Leave them alone. Also, their potato tacos are the tits and also a regular *”rick daris top twenty mhk menu item”*.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« on: June 05, 2020, 10:29:14 PM »
I have enough points to fly myself and one other person first class to Hawaii. And I would never have had this opportunity without the great goEMAW.com.

When do you want to go? I’ll need at least thirty days notice to take off work.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The riot thread
« on: May 29, 2020, 12:40:22 AM »
Police murdered a guy but a target gets burned down and oh boy

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Unconfirmed reports that Houlihans is coming back but a gE staple there may not be

Free agent maybe back on the market huh? Also the imperial garden hurts. Best Chinese in town.
Chen's
I've had Chen's once and it was the worst Chinese food I've ever eaten. I threw away 80% of it. Their fried rice resembled wild rice. Did I just get them on an off day?

No, I would say your experience was representative. Chen’s sucks balls and ballsacks.

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Unconfirmed reports that Houlihans is coming back but a gE staple there may not be

Free agent maybe back on the market huh? Also the imperial garden hurts. Best Chinese in town.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Q is Real
« on: April 29, 2020, 08:00:45 PM »
Tell me what all this means bookie. Break it down like I’m an idiot that doesn’t know anything. Thanks!

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Q is Real
« on: April 27, 2020, 07:21:27 PM »
I'm disappointed spracne matched when he won the bet and never agreed to pay regardless of outcome.  This is not a site that I would feel comfortable gambling on.

Agreed. Spracs should take his money back imo.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Q is Real
« on: April 25, 2020, 12:09:42 AM »
I have no words for what is going on here. Incredible.

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It seems like trumpers are mad that most people wanted to shut things down and close churches for a bit to limit the number of people that get this, but they simultaneously think that people who aren’t trumpers want as many people to get this as possible in order to make trump look bad or something. Conundrum city for sure. Pick a side weirdos.

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