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Kansas State Football / Re: Pistols firing from ambush?
« Last post by Katpappy on Today at 02:14:55 AM »
More worried about Land Thieves, given their fondness for stepping on down players and putting all their weight on our players ribs.  They rarely get caught doing that, and they have some BIG D linemen.  Look out Deuce!

Wrong.  OSU has been the dirtiest team in the league for as long as I can remember.

I thought TCU was the one with the reputation of causing the other team to have a lot of injured players the week after playing them.
Never forget that they broke CK7's brain although it was sort of LHOFHCBS's fault for using him as a human sledgehammer.

It was an OU player who stomped on CK and broke/badly bruised his ribs during a home game that I attended. 
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Is this bizarro world? A four team playoff completely bones K-State and any legitimacy the Big 12 would ever have because it would be incredibly difficult for a Big 12 school to get in.

I hope like hell we get a 12 team or even 16 team playoff and they only delay it just to take the thing to the open market.

I assure you the SEC won't be bothered by how big the playoff is, they'll always get their bite of the apple first. We just hope there's enough of that apple left over for everyone else to get some of it too.

Isn't Gene on the committee now?  Let's just let him work his magic.  :)

It has to be a majority of the ADs' and University presidents to approve whatever the committee presents.
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Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is going through a rough patch
« Last post by Spracne on Today at 01:28:02 AM »
The many KU grads I've come across since living in Kansas City don't go to Lawrence very much, unless they have tickets to a basketball game.  Most don't follow football, or at least don't go to games.  So much for proximity.

All older KU grads are brainwashed to believe that Lawrence is the Bohemia of Kansas, and go there occasionally to feel cool, and well, Bohemian.  They tend to be shocked when I tell them that Lawrence has more tractor dealerships within a 5 mile radius of campus compared to K-State.  They also dispute that Manhattan residents enjoy, on average,  a higher income, lower unemployment, and less homelessness.  It really messes with their mind that someone would question how cool Lawrence is compared to Manhattan.  It would force them to say that lower income/higher unemployment/higher rate of homelessness is "cool".

The venn of people who believe Lawrence is an upscale liberal bastion and Manhattan is a rotting, outdated cow town versus those who have never actually been to Manhattan (and many of them Lawrence either) is basically a single circle

The people who call Lawrence "Liberal Lawrence" while lacking a similar moniker for Manhattan consist, at the very least, of my parents. It's not that Lawrence is all that liberal. It just appears that way in contrast to what's around it. Similar to Austin, where I've spent the plurality of my life. As a simple observer, neither place is very progressive. But a nice mix of views can't be a bad thing so long as things otherwise get done, right?
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Is this bizarro world? A four team playoff completely bones K-State and any legitimacy the Big 12 would ever have because it would be incredibly difficult for a Big 12 school to get in.

I hope like hell we get a 12 team or even 16 team playoff and they only delay it just to take the thing to the open market.

I assure you the SEC won't be bothered by how big the playoff is, they'll always get their bite of the apple first. We just hope there's enough of that apple left over for everyone else to get some of it too.

Isn't Gene on the committee now?  Let's just let him work his magic.  :)
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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: MAGA
« Last post by Spracne on Today at 01:06:34 AM »
you have a bizarre reverance for court justices, who are like 25% downgrades according to the stats

Not sure which stats you mean, but I do believe that everyone has an instinct for self-preservation.
The stats about them being downgrades

You're one of my favorite persons whom I've never met. I would never pretend to know more about underwriting than you. But I know more about this than you do. I happen to actually know quite a bit about what I'm saying, about the people I'm saying it about, and about how they think. I have met them, their protégées, and their protégées' protégées. I have litigated cases in that oh-so-prestigious Court (record: 2-0; once as a Good Guy, once as a Bad Guy). This is my bailiwick, my passion, and, sometimes, my practice.

And yes, Alito and Thomas suck. Don't know enough about Barrett to form an opinion yet. Sotomayor and Kagan have, of necessity, been made to kinda suck, too. But there is an invisible thread holding it all together, which is a shared understanding that they are the only Branch of government enough removed from politics to actually act as a bulwark against seismic shifts initiated by the two political Branches of government. Why? Because their power is tenuous, not defined in the Constitution, and it only exists in earnest so long as they avoid straying too far into the political realm of things. As I've written elsewhere, there is a discernible pattern of the Supreme Court waiting at least 20-30 years after the point in time in which the political Branches should have acted before making the decision that the politicians could not make for one reason or another, most often a counter-majoritarian dilemma.

The threat of "court packing" is real and well understood. Ask anybody. Article III of the Constitution does not fix the number of Justices. It reads more like an afterthought, speaking of "cases and controversies". What power exists was wrested by cunning, guile, and expediency during the early and middle 19th Century. The Judiciary Act is subject to repeal or amendment at the whim of the party in power. In short, the power of the Supreme Court depends, inexorably, on their perception as an impartial, apolitical body among those who create the laws. That is the truth, the way, and the word of me and people way smarter and more accomplished than me who have come to similar conclusions.
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Kansas State Football / Re: Football Recruiting Thread
« Last post by DaBigTrain on Today at 12:07:14 AM »
Speaking of, are we going to get AJ Hoffler? Looks like he has takes 3 visits here and only 1 anywhere else to Georgia Tech.
Depends on if we are considered a shitty offer list and we will need to see his complete list to see if it’s real shitty
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Kansas State Football / Re: Football Recruiting Thread
« Last post by WildcatNation on Today at 12:02:51 AM »
Speaking of, are we going to get AJ Hoffler? Looks like he has takes 3 visits here and only 1 anywhere else to Georgia Tech.
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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: House buying/owning advice
« Last post by steve dave on September 23, 2021, 11:07:01 PM »
Appraised value is kinda meaningless right now
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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: MAGA
« Last post by catastrophe on September 23, 2021, 11:00:11 PM »
The funny thing about Supreme Court justices is that they can take positions that appear outright wild and radical one year and then 20-30 years later people are shocked stunned and appalled at the prospect of those positions being challenged.
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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: House buying/owning advice
« Last post by catastrophe on September 23, 2021, 10:56:07 PM »
I never thought home values were out of control. That said, inventory has been extremely sparse which had been leading to people often paying above the appraised value.
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