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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: TRUMPGUY
« on: May 08, 2021, 11:50:27 AM »
You already know the answer to that.

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So aTm’s history department is teaching a Black Lives Matter history course. You can guess how they’re taking the news over there.

https://texags.com/forums/16/topics/3197933

Jesus Christ these people aren’t even teying to hide their open racism.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Holler for the Band!!
« on: April 29, 2021, 06:23:16 AM »
I like the notion of them being all up in the belly of the beast, but yeah, it sounded much better to the rest of the stadium to have them in their own little section. That section is gonna look extremely stupid now, by the way. But I guess once you've Sudler'd, you get to call the shots.

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If you really want to see a meltdown, here's the link to when the verdict was announced.

https://texags.com/forums/16/topics/3194715/32

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X-post from the cop violence thread for posterity:

Dipping into the TexAgs Chauvin Verdict Watch game thread from last Tuesday. Hoo boy.

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I think Chauvin is innocent of all charges.

I've watched people die and it's never easy. I understand that if all the public has seen is the 9 minute video, they would think Chauvin had to have been the cause and the way the media has played the race card on police shootings despite no evidence of any systemic bias, the public wants blood.

But if I'm the jury foreman, I'm not giving it to them. I've been jury foreman twice and if I were foreman on that jury I would tell everyone there is no way we're going to give any verdict and we're not even going to hold a preliminary vote because I don't want word to leak and any of the jurors to have the mob unleashed on them. I wait 24 hours and then send a note to the judge demanding 10 years of 24/7 police protection for all the jurors as a condition of rendering a verdict.

The judge can't offer that and will declare a mistrial and hopefully nobody on the jury gets killed.



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Dipping into the TexAgs Chauvin Verdict Watch game thread from last Tuesday. Hoo boy.

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I think Chauvin is innocent of all charges.

I've watched people die and it's never easy. I understand that if all the public has seen is the 9 minute video, they would think Chauvin had to have been the cause and the way the media has played the race card on police shootings despite no evidence of any systemic bias, the public wants blood.

But if I'm the jury foreman, I'm not giving it to them. I've been jury foreman twice and if I were foreman on that jury I would tell everyone there is no way we're going to give any verdict and we're not even going to hold a preliminary vote because I don't want word to leak and any of the jurors to have the mob unleashed on them. I wait 24 hours and then send a note to the judge demanding 10 years of 24/7 police protection for all the jurors as a condition of rendering a verdict.

The judge can't offer that and will declare a mistrial and hopefully nobody on the jury gets killed.



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Some facts may turn out to be wrong:  Life in #blueanon America


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Surely you exhibited the same level of outrage when the phrase "alternative facts" was first uttered?

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Happy 4/20!
« on: April 20, 2021, 09:42:26 PM »
Broad City isn't really a weed thing per se, but it had a lot of it and was great.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« on: April 19, 2021, 02:46:31 PM »
Correct, I was wrong on Northwestern's arena. But surely anyone would admit that 90%+ of the fieldhousey arenas in those days were built with the rafters running the way Ahearn's do.


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Kansas State Basketball / Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« on: April 16, 2021, 11:16:36 PM »

Actually I believe Northwestern's renovation did what Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse renovation did: re-oriented the court 90 degrees from what it used to be.


You would be wrong.  Welsh-Ryan Arena was always that way.  Pre-renovation pic below as proof:




Building hoops arenas in that orientation was also a thing.  Here is Oregon State's Gill Coliseum:



Same as the 40's when it was new:



No doubt, but it certainly wasn't the norm. It does exist, though. Alabama's Coleman Coliseum is the same way. Also I've been to a game at McGill and it definitely scratched an itch for a game in an old timey arena. :thumbs:


Western Michigan's Read Arena now has the court oriented perpendicular to the rafters. They also pulled a Butler. Or maybe Butler pulled a Western Michigan? Not sure who did it first.

Here's old Read Arena, which clearly looks exactly like Ahearn as far as proportions, court alignment, permanent upper deck but with temporary bleachers at the bottom. Then when they updated it they flipped the court 90 degrees.








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Kansas State Basketball / Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« on: April 16, 2021, 12:35:03 AM »
Actually I believe Northwestern's renovation did what Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse renovation did: re-oriented the court 90 degrees from what it used to be. It looks kind of weird with the rafters going the "wrong" way but now there are at least five schools I can think of whose court runs perpendicular to the rafters, so it's not as alarming anymore. Anyway, in doing so it allows them to stretch the rows behind the sidelines up higher than they used to, and behind the baskets now they just stack two really tiny 7-row decks on top of each other since the building doesn't allow much room to add rows back.

To wit...

Old Hinkle:




New Hinkle:



If we were ever to retrofit Ahearn, which we won't, I imagine we'd maybe have to do that? So many of these old fieldhouses doubled as armories and indoor track places and crap, so their dimensions don't always work great for hoops by today's sightline standards. That's why there were so many horrendous seats in Ahearn behind the baskets back in the day. It was very 90's Kyle Field'y.


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Love this super fresh and original joke construction.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« on: April 13, 2021, 10:02:37 PM »
I know there are other threads for stupid unrealistic facilities dreams, but I have always thought that revaming Ahearn to hold 8K or so would be fun, and make over half of it student seating...completely encircle the floor with first level student section and make a small upper deck almost all luxury seating and club for alumni who cough up cash.


Edgy people on this blog trash this Ahearn pipe dream but I have it too. Yes Ahearn sucks. Yes it's hot garbage and would be exorbitantly expensive to revamp. But arenas with history are cool too every once in a while for a small handful of non-con games a year, 'specially for those of us townie qat fans who are of the age where we just barely missed seeing a game in legendary 'hearn but grew up with everyone we know telling us how incredible it was. We all want luxury suites and jumbotrons long-term, but eff it...if we're playing Southern Utah, I'd stomach ancient and decrepit facilities to be able to enjoy a little history I missed out on. Especially if we use the old 1960s-era scoreboard where the game clock appeared to be an actual clock. You got a problem with my Ahearn pipe dream? Meet me up on the weird rafter/catwalk/press area (???) thing and we can settle this the way Dick Knostman and Lew Hitch would've.

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Hey 8man, Tom says no hard feelings.

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Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is going through a rough patch
« on: April 13, 2021, 06:36:54 AM »
Someone doesn’t understand the era of CF we’re in.   

But let’s humor them:  First suggestion relative to the NC process is immediately start lobbying to expand the playoffs.

1. Lobby to expand the playoffs
2. Find coach

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Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is going through a rough patch
« on: April 13, 2021, 12:36:00 AM »
family blog and all, but this person has really brought the zeal in his thread where he berates KU fans for not thinking they're capable of winning a national championship.

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To those who like to throw out that not only can we never win a football championship, but our best hope is going bowling 50% of the time....Baylor....yeah, THAT Baylor, is your new National Champion in men's basketball.

And before you try to spout off about the crapshoot that the NCAA BB Tourney is or how this was largely influenced by COVID (all true) and how basketball is just so different than football, realize that just 10 years after the "Futility U" article in Sports Illustrated, which was published after the hiring of LHC Bill Snyder just 90 miles away, KSU....yeah, THAT KSU, was a pu$$y hair away from playing for (and probably winning, let's be honest) the National Championship in football in 1998.

Don't ever tell me that KU should shoot for less than the PINNACLE of football. Luckily our decision makers took the first step today, in grabbing Goff. Let's go get Leipold and then let's disrupt the college football World from there and crash the playoff and put our collective foots in Clemson and Bama's arses.

RAISE your standards.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: crap that white midwesterners like...
« on: April 11, 2021, 04:31:48 PM »
Where are there woodlands in Manhattan other than a narrow strip on scenic drive and they area between the zoo and Seth Childs. Are either of those places navigable? I worked at Wildcat Creek and if they were there it wasn't something anyone talked about.

There's a shitload of woodlands behind the house where I grew up, but they're pretty secret and I'm not giving away the location because I'll be home in the summer and want all the morels to myself. :gocho:

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Q is Real
« on: April 10, 2021, 08:44:49 PM »
Also was Ron trying to say he would use his mochi hammer to kill a bear? :confused:

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Q is Real
« on: April 10, 2021, 12:58:54 AM »
 That couple sounded so undeniably Bostonian and yet looked so impossibly Floridian at the same time. It was astounding. I give them a tip of my weird-tall-Uncle-Sam-cap-emblazoned-with-a-giant-Q-on-the-front.

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Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is going through a rough patch
« on: April 09, 2021, 10:19:04 PM »
Dunno but his name seems ripe for nicknames, so I say let's get this guy signed yesterday.

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Another thing to be worried about: people obtaining your Venmo transaction history. Money for gambling, drugs, Nickelback tickets, illegal labor, sex, you name it. And by "your" I don't mean "mine." Just people in general.

I set my account to default to make every transaction private. I mean, it was super easy. And if I ever did anything illegal on Venmo, privatized or not, I’d probably just not do it on Venmo? :dunno:

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Your life has probably been interesting if you managed to acquire both that level of wealth and pettiness.

Have you spoken to Indiana basketball fans? This isn't pettiness at all, they think being elite at basketball is a birthright. Never mind they only had success with one coach and that peaked 40 years ago, and college athletics is very different.

They had some success in 2002 when they made it to the national championship game :dunno:

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: 2021 ncaa tournament thread
« on: April 05, 2021, 09:38:36 PM »
Mark Vital must be the goofiest damn looking player I've ever seen.

joe leonard

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: RIP pvegs
« on: March 28, 2021, 02:41:46 PM »
Katpappy, any idea where his posts about Alaskan fishing are? I am closely connected 2 tha industry and would be interested in reading them.

Also yeah, his avatar was my favorite of any on this entire blog.

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