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Old 11-21-23, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
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The southern and midwestern land grant public research universities have a huge alumni base and little to no competition in professional sports. It’s part of the reason they’ve traditionally been successful. More money for coaches, facilities etc and now with NIL- more money to pay athletes. Personally I think there should be some semblance of a “salary cap” for collegiate sports. Should a college QB be making 1 million plus a year? Should a team have 20-30M going to NIL from donors?
Yeah those college QBs should probably be driving Accords, especially if they can't park their Rolls' properly

Looks like illegal tint too, unless CO doesn't have a tint law.


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Old 11-21-23, 10:30 AM
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Home again, home again, jiggety jig!

No real problems getting from Lancaster to Dulles (why Dulles? Because the ostensible reason for MY trip East was work). One stop that took longer than expected - Cracker Barrel for lunch. I can tell ya - there's no such thing as a "light lunch" there! Jesus.

Dulles is strange.C&D gates are a TOTALLY different animal compared to the A and B gates. I'm used to arriving/departing from the A and B gates, where the terminal is spacious and there's plenty of seating. This trip its been the D gates, which is narrow, the ceiling is low, and there's damn little seating. And they're flying frikkin 777s out of it! So, we had to go a couple gates away to find any seats to wait. Then we boarded half an hour late. Because I had booked through the company's travel agent and Mrs, GJ had booked directly with United, we couldn't get seats together. Boarding a 777 takes FOREVER!!! Then we sat. And sat. Eventually, the pilot announced there was a technical problem arming the escape slide on one of the doors, so 3 or 4 mechanics come on board. After maybe 20 minutes of fiddling, they traipse back up the aisle. I hoped this was a good sign but then it took a few minutes before the pilot said anything. Fortunately, what he said was that it was fixed and we'd be taking off soon. He may have had a different idea of "soon", but we did eventually push back, taxi forever, and then take off.

Once aloft, the turbulence was so bad the pilot had the FAs sit in their jump seats all the way past Chicago!!! After that, it was probably one of the smoothest flights I've ever been on. Despite delays taking off, we got in only 20 minutes later than scheduled.

So good to be HOME!!! Both of the dogs were SO EXCITED to see us they damn near wiggled out of their skins!

Bonus pic of Mrs. GJ in front of our AirBnB, an 1875 rowhouse. It was small - Mrs. GJ said, "It reminds me of living on a boat", which she hasn't done, but it's an apt analogy.

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Old 11-21-23, 10:40 AM
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Oh, yeah! And after a week off the bike, I had been planning to do some nice long rides this week, but I caught a cold in PA and I'm still a little...drippy. I sure hope that clears up soon.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Oh, yeah! And after a week off the bike, I had been planning to do some nice long rides this week, but I caught a cold in PA and I'm still a little...drippy. I sure hope that clears up soon.
A nice ride might clear that up, think of all the snotrockets!
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Old 11-21-23, 10:53 AM
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Think I am just going to do the hunt wheels. Price is good I like my other hunt wheels, so I know the quality is good. I can upgrade the free hub as needed and forever warranty. Plus they will be the lightest out of the 4 I am looking at.
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Old 11-21-23, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I woke up this morning to a bizarre sound that took a few seconds to process.


Darkness has a sound? Who knew?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Darkness has a sound? Who knew?

I wasn’t sure what he was talking about either.
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Old 11-21-23, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
You got something against free range chicken?
Oh, I approve of roasted birds.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
LaSalle.

Benson on campus a few years ago, about this time of year.

Benson is well traveled.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Unneeded and unrequested content.
Some of us like Benson content.
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Speaking college basketball towns, I'll be at one of the blue blood programs tonight.
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I would go for this one.

https://www.zwilling.com/us/zwilling...y_kramer-meiji
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Unneeded and unrequested content.
You asked the question, don't complain that you don't like the answer.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I wasn’t sure what he was talking about either.
You are not alone.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Some of us like Benson content.
Maybe he objects to the architecture.
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It's the fog, guys. Deafening cacophony of fog.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
There's a Sur la Table in Albany. They probably have that in stock for in-person viewing.
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There's a Sur la Table in Albany. They probably have that in stock for in-person viewing.
Indeed. That's the knife that, in the... let's say "unlikely" event I needed a knife immediately I would go buy in person. Failing that, the Miyabi.
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Need a chef’s knife recommendation from you knowledgeable peeps. Wife wants one for Christmas.
I've been using Zwilling/Henckels knives for ~40 years. I prefer the chef knives without rivets, as the handle feels better in my hand. But to each their own.

There's a Zwilling Black Friday Sale on now.

This is my favorite:

Zwilling Four Star 8-inch chef's knife
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One of my best memories of growing up in LA... You could hear the collective roar on the block when Gibson hit that ball.

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Indeed. That's the knife that, in the... let's say "unlikely" event I needed a knife immediately I would go buy in person. Failing that, the Miyabi.
Originally Posted by terrymorse
I've been using Zwilling/Henckels knives for ~40 years. I prefer the chef knives without rivets, as the handle feels better in my hand. But to each their own.

There's a Zwilling Black Friday Sale on now.

This is my favorite:

Zwilling Four Star 8-inch chef's knife

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Originally Posted by TMonk
Lilly has seemed to have reverted back to needing to feed twice per night, for the last couple at least. grumble grumble. hopefully its just a phase
I've advanced forward to needing to get up and pee twice a night. Probably a permanent thing.

Circle of life.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I think you're onto something here, and that there is a relationship between the urban demographic and sportsball interest. Moreover, non-Californians seem to mostly consider coastal, urban Californians in our archetype. To be fair, this is where we have the most population,: San Diego, OC, LA, Bay Area. The cultural and physical geography is very different elsewhere in the large state.

Side note: Not sure if you are a bay area native, but my dad is a Stanford alum and from San Jose. I grew up as a Niners fan for this reason, much to the chagrin of my friends who rooted for the Chargers. I still have fam., in San Jose, SF and Berkeley/Oakland.
yeah! i grew up in the bay area and have lived here my whole life pretty much. went to cal.

there are cal fans, and stanford fans, but it’s a tiny fraction of the population that actually really cares. i do enjoy baseball games in person, and have season tickets for the giants. hundreds of baseball games but have never been to another live sporting event in my life, even when i was in college.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
To be fair, this is where we have the most population,: San Diego, OC, LA, Bay Area. The cultural and physical geography is very different elsewhere in the large state.
If you want to see the difference in sports fandom within California, go to a Fresno Bulldogs home game. Those fans are rabid.

Hey TMonk , say hi to your dad. I'm also a Stanford alum (BS '80, MS '86), but not a "rah rah" (he'll know what that means).
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I cannot believe you lugs are having a ball sports conversation without me. When I’m home doing normal routine stuff the topic never comes up. Right now my time is limited, we’re hitting the road this afternoon.

I must say this though, I don’t know where the thought originated in the thread, but last time I counted there are multiple pro and college teams in each of the big 3 sports in Cali, and they wouldn’t be there if they weren’t supported. Except maybe for baseball, I can’t speak for college baseball.
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