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The Superbar / Re: I miss Bob Costas
« Last post by GooooMarquette on February 18, 2018, 11:40:00 PM »
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Howard!
« Last post by JamilJaeJamailJrJuan on February 18, 2018, 11:22:39 PM »
He is the leading scorer in the Big East.  His status will affect the line for the St. John’s game.

So go ahead and say nothing and encourage an unscrupulous bettor to bribe someone in the Al to get inside info.  If the line is set wrong, assuming he is out when he is not, it will worth it to slip a grad assistant a few hundred for a text (or Snapchat so it disappears).

Haven’t we seen enough betting scandals around college basketball?  Why do we need to open ourselves to another one?

How about season ticket holders trying to sell their tickets?  His status could affect resale price.

And to answer all the nerds that want to impress that they can properly spell HIPPAA.

Just call it an “injury” and give a preliminary status to his availability on Wednesday.  That’s all. Details are not important, his status is what is important.

Lol. You serious Clarke?
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Bubble Watch 2018
« Last post by TAMU Eagle on February 18, 2018, 11:19:05 PM »
Wichita State knocked off Cincy at their place. Effect on our numbers is minimal but every little bit helps
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: I place this all on Wojo.
« Last post by TAMU Eagle on February 18, 2018, 11:16:04 PM »
Synergy still hasn't logged last night's game vs Creighton, but going in to it #mubb had given up .972 PPP in man defense and 1.089 PPP in zone D.

Via Paint Touches.

Good info, though my guess is that we used man a lot more against cupcakes so that might skew the results a bit.
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The Superbar / Re: NBA '17
« Last post by MU82 on February 18, 2018, 11:07:37 PM »
It was a lot of fun, especially the 4th quarter.

LeBron, a stud among studs, and lots of incredible displays from some of the best athletes in the world.

The last sequence, with Steph smothered in the corner by a LeBron/KD double-team - wow!

This format was MUCH better, at least this year.

Looking forward to it coming to Charlotte in 2019. I won't pay to go because I'm too cheap, but cool to have it in my town.
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: For everyone who is giving Wojo credit...
« Last post by TheyWereCones on February 18, 2018, 11:00:01 PM »
If you listen to Wojo's press conference after the game, he literally says this:

"We were never able to gain any traction with our man after the first 8 minutes of the first half."

But then he proceeded to stick with man defense for the next 12 minutes until halftime, at which point they had 53 on the scoreboard.  I wish someone in the press conference would have asked him why he stuck with it until half if he knew it was failing so bad.
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Finally, technology lower costs.  Bill Gates once commented that in a few years 40,000/year will be enough to live the same lifestyle as $100,000+ Now.  Everything is going to get cheaper.  So, in the future, if you can eek out $3,500 a month (in bitcoin!) doing something you like, that might be much more fulfilling than driving a truck today.

I agree with much of your post, but I'm not sure I agree with you (or more accurately, Gates) here.

25 years ago, my total "media" bill - cable TV, a newspaper, local/long-distance phone service - was about $75/month, and it was all my family needed or wanted. Now, our media bill - TV, wireless internet, cellphones, newspaper, music, apps - is about $350. And there are only two of us, so we don't even have spring for phones for our kids. Nor am including the cost of the actual tools - laptops, tablets, etc. Yes, there has been inflation, but the latter figure represents about twice as high a percentage of our pay. Technology has significantly raised most family's media costs.

Beyond that, health care is the great wild card. My wife could have retired 5 years ago except for concerns about health-care costs, which have only gone up since then. Doesn't matter if it's pre-Obamacare, ACA or whatever TrumpCare evolves into, there is no end in sight.

It seems that technological advances only make health care MORE expensive - there are more ways to keep people healthy and/or alive, and those ways cost big money.

Example: Just this month, my wife needed surgery to remove cataracts in both eyes. In the past, it was a relatively cheap expense covered mostly by insurance. But now, they have great lenses that work better ... but insurance doesn't cover them. They're her eyes. She needs them to work well. So we paid thousands and thousands and thousands more for the upgraded lenses.

Increases in health-care costs have totally overshadowed the raises my wife has gotten at work. There is no end to the increases, and there does not seem to be political will for universal health care (even though the current occupant of the WH said several times on the campaign trail that "we must have" it).

My wife and I are not rich, but we are comfortable; health care is the only thing that makes me nervous about our financial futures. I don't see how robots will alleviate those costs. Indeed, I do see how they could increase them.
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Howard!
« Last post by Tugg Speedman on February 18, 2018, 10:55:27 PM »
What is the benefit of letting the opponent know of his condition?

He is the leading scorer in the Big East.  His status will affect the line for the St. John’s game.

So go ahead and say nothing and encourage an unscrupulous bettor to bribe someone in the Al to get inside info.  If the line is set wrong, assuming he is out when he is not, it will worth it to slip a grad assistant a few hundred for a text (or Snapchat so it disappears).

Haven’t we seen enough betting scandals around college basketball?  Why do we need to open ourselves to another one?

How about season ticket holders trying to sell their tickets?  His status could affect resale price.

And to answer all the nerds that want to impress that they can properly spell HIPPAA.

Just call it an “injury” and give a preliminary status to his availability on Wednesday.  That’s all. Details are not important, his status is what is important.
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The Superbar / Re: American heroes
« Last post by Pakuni on February 18, 2018, 10:51:05 PM »
Is this the thread where i nominate Emma Gonzalez, and other survivors, as American Heroes for passionately and eloquently standing up?

Seconded.
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: I place this all on Wojo.
« Last post by MUeagle1090 on February 18, 2018, 10:46:37 PM »
Synergy still hasn't logged last night's game vs Creighton, but going in to it #mubb had given up .972 PPP in man defense and 1.089 PPP in zone D.

Via Paint Touches.
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