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  1. 1 hour ago, RIPPA said:

    If you play with friends who are only on XBOX?

    That is my biggest reason - since almost my entire gaming "community" is in the XBOX world


    I'll get one of the xbox versions, hopefully close to launch.  Dunno which one, though.  

    This might be the first time I don't get a Playstation since PS1.  I've barely turned my PS4 on in the last year or two.


  2. Tethering unconscious patients' arms is standard medical practice.  Folks in that situation tend to move their extremities about more than you'd think, and not at all in a controlled manner.  Since they also tend to be surrounded by a lot of wires, tubes, etc that don't do well when pulled on, the tethers turn out to be the lesser of two evils.  I watched my unconscious father pull a feeding tube two days after emergency brain surgery, when he was briefly untethered. 

    Doesn't mean that they shouldn't move you around for four days.  And really, really doesn't mean that gunshot victims need to be handcuffed.

  3. If a small group of some of the worst people on the planet conspire to steal a significant amount of money that a larger group of truly awful people contributed with the express intent of doing evil, who is the bad guy?

    Somehow this is the second court case in New York in less than a week where I’ve asked myself that question. 

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  4. Lawrence probably has the least to gain of anybody here.  Assuming they cancel the season, the next NFL draft will start with "With the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Trevor Lawrence, Quarterback, Clemson."

    And you just know el Presidente just saw the "We want to play" headline, and doesn't understand the significance of the players organizing, or that they are asking for more than the season to start.

  5. It took a whole 15 minutes for the Texas and A&M are going to totally play this year!!! bullshit to start.  CFB media just cannot stop with that shit.  

    2 months after world war 3:  "Well Dave, nuclear winter has set in.  The remainder of society will be living in bunkers for the next 50 years.  Will this be what finally restarts the Texas/A&M series?"

  6. 28 minutes ago, Mister TV said:

    Am I too cynical in thinking the college football season will be cancelled more to squash players organizing than health concerns?

    I think the NCAA and the schools are absolutely more worried about the players organizing than they are about COVID.  

    That said, I don't think cancelling the season helps them much in that regard.  The players will have fewer distractions without full practice/game schedules, so I expect they'll have a better chance to get organized. 

    Not playing this year also will require the NCAA to actually  be flexible on eligibility requirements for once.  They'll have to figure out how to handle this year's seniors, junior eligible guys in next year's draft and the incoming recruiting class.  Presumably they'll also have to increase scholarship numbers for next year.

    Also, this kinda works like a lockout where the players still get "paid", at least at the big schools.  SEC schools aren't gonna cut back their football budgets - they're too afraid of losing recruits, so the players aren't looking at losing much they're already receiving, outside of exposure.  The schools, however, are going to be losing huge amounts of money this year with the football and basketball cash cows gone.

    8 minutes ago, hammerva said:

    Guarantee somebody will blame the season being cancelled on George Floyd

    Somebody that resides in Washington DC, and has a vacation place in Florida?

  7. Seeing how badly baseball is playing out, even with much smaller rosters and more controlled environments, I don't see any way CFB makes it long, if it starts at all. 

    The level of lunacy is sometimes almost comical.  It's hard to know whether some of these schools are fooling themselves, or they know they're screwed and are just trying to make things sound good.  Texas, like a lot of other schools, is still planning for half full stadiums.  Meanwhile, they've told the students that parties, whether on campus or off, are banned.  I kind of assume that they realize there will be at least a thousand violations of that before school even starts, but I dunno.  This is the same bunch that list me as having an engineering Bachelor of Arts degree on my official transcript, so maybe they actually believe the students are gonna comply.

    Also, I assume what's going on in the Pac-10, Idaho, Colorado State, etc is just about the NCAA's worst nightmare.  The players are waking up and realizing that they might actually be able to change the system.  No idea how it will play out, but this feels different from the past where the all powerful NCAA held all the cards.

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  8. 13 hours ago, supremebve said:

    The only real option they have is to cancel the season.  

    That's the basic truth that everybody involved seems to be working as hard as possible to ignore.  Texas still thinks they're going to play with 50% crowd capacity here, where the cases are 10x what they were before we started reopening.

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  9. 1 hour ago, Ryan said:

    Reading the extreme other side replies to the Portland shit makes me want to puke. People welcoming military presence to "clean up" people doing nothing. I assume most of them are bots, shit-stirring or don't live anywhere near there.

    Well, Moscow is a long way away, so you're probably right there.

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  10. 13 minutes ago, grilledcheese said:

    That game is my only beef with them. They are an awesome team, but I wish that they or their producers would have thought about having them shut the fuck up for two innings. It's just a thing I though that they missed the ball on.

    I don’t think announcers are actually capable of shutting up. They’ve tried it a few times in Australian Rules Football this year with the empty stadiums, and inevitably they’ll start talking again within 10 seconds.  I just don’t think they know how to be quiet. 

  11. 2 minutes ago, Ryan said:

    Unless it aired overseas or someone got ahold of it through nefarious means, since it never aired in the US, I would imagine anyone who saw it had a review copy.

    Probably.  They actually had a showing for the neighborhood after everybody freaked out about it.  Didn't go, though.

    16 minutes ago, Ryan said:

    It's not 1986. Compare and contrast to the rest of the state though. I'm sure it's still nice by comparison to the majority of it. I bet the real estate market in @Robert C's neighborhood is interesting.

    Yeah, Austin is pretty much mini Dallas at this point, with a "weird" theme park around South Congress.  The market around us isn't really insane.  My parents house in north Austin is probably worth 12-13 times what they paid for it.  The area they lived where I was born is even crazier.  My dad used to shoot rats in the garage during commercial breaks.  Now there are multi million dollar houses on that street.

  12. 10 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:


    Anywho, Re: Nextdoor, I don't need that to know my neighbors are trash. I live in a corn field so I shouldn't be surprised but I've seen multiple Immortan Joe signs, an Immortan Joe flag that read "STOP THE SHIT" (the irony), a Confederate flag flown from a house behind a fence reading "No Trespassing", and... drumroll please... a decal on the back of a guy's truck I've seen in town twice now that reads "WPWW" (White Pride World Wide). 


    EDIT: And because I live in Illinois, childish people with signs that read "PRITZKER SUCKS"

    I was going to ask where the hell you lived till you mentioned rural Illinois, and then all became clear.  Spent 3 weeks there (southwest of Joliet).  Never was sure if it's legally required there to include n***** in every sentence, or just strongly recommended

    I don't need next door to tell me about my neighbors.  I have the news.  I've probably posted some of this before.  I live on what looks like a relatively normal residential street.  Maybe 30 houses total.  All these folks have lived on on our street

    - Charity director who stole a shit ton of cash, then fled to Venezuela https://www.statesman.com/article/20130514/NEWS/305149652 (always wondered why these folks needed 5 Lexuses, BMWs, Mercedes all at the same time)

    - guy who somehow managed to owe the federal government $100 million https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2002/07/22/story1.html

    - University of Texas coach fired for having an affair with one of her athletes https://www.cnn.com/2013/01/06/sport/texas-track-coach-resigns/index.html (side note, she was clearly right that she wouldn't have been fired if she wasn't African American and female, no matter what the university legal person in the article, who happens to be a cousin of mine, says)

    - ABC helpfully made a reality show focused on showing how intolerant my neighbors are.  Filmed it six or seven houses down from us.  Apparently they were too vile even for reality TV, and the show never got aired.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_the_Neighborhood_(TV_series)


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