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  1. OT: Finally Some Good STL News

    The Implicit Association Test and the notion of implicit bias that Malcolm Gladwell discusses may not be as it seems. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/psychologys-racism-measuring-tool-isnt-up-to-the-job.html In this case, the officers would have know the race of the victim for nearly three minutes before the officer pulled the trigger. Racism is still obviously a big problem.
  2. SLU Soccer 2017

    The box score says 5,205 Even with free admission and food, 5,XXX is incredible. Especially when you consider how often college students get free food these days. Way more often than it used to be. Looks like the had just over 300 for the last home game. I am not sure if the men could draw much more than 5,205 this season with the same promotions (homecoming excluded). It looks like 929 were in attendance for Wake Forest and 1,261 for Michigan State.
  3. SLU Soccer 2017

    I'll say again, I think the only other team that I can remember going back to the Dan Donigan era that was as good as Wake Forest was a Top 10 Southern Methodist that visited maybe 11-12 years ago, though I do not get to every game. The Billikens were far more competitive against Michigan State. They were potentially two botched clearances away from a 0-0 or 0-1 result. The Spartans were certainly the better team, but not by a lot, especially considering the number of freshmen and sophomores on the field. Having said that, I think the administration is squandering a valuable opportunity. Time to make a coaching change first. Time to do a major update to the stadium second.
  4. SLU Soccer 2017

    The program does not need the Big East. The program still has a great brand. The non-conference schedule would not be possible otherwise. The Big East would be much better for sure, but the conference is not the primary issue.
  5. SLU Soccer 2017

    The Dan Donigan led Rutgers team also played Wake Forest. They lost 5-1.
  6. SLU Soccer 2017

    I think Wake Forest was the best team I have seen in the McGinty era and one of the best college teams I have ever seen... They were an absolute pleasure to watch. PS if you disagree, it probably means that you have seen far more Division I soccer than I.
  7. I am not exactly sure why, but I have not laughed so hard at a Billikens.com post is a long time. Thanks for that.
  8. That makes a lot of sense about the sponsorship. I missed the Lion's Choice truck, but I like that a lot. The Busch Student Center has a Chick-Fil-A according to the website. That is a good option too. One of these days I am going to eat in the new Grand Hall dining facility.
  9. Incidentally, I am surprised that there is no longer a Papa John's or Domino's truck at the games. It would be interesting to know if that is just economics or if the administration changed their policies. I would think that a food truck would do well, though maybe the food service did not want competition and the administration obliged.
  10. SLU Soccer 2017

    OK, this is the last time I will remind people that you are engaging with a troll. The only goal of a troll is to get others to respond. And others are responding in kind. The troll has a three pronged approach to hook others: Say something nice. Ask a question. Say something controversial or undeniably wrong. Let's please stop feeding the troll.
  11. SLU Soccer 2017

    I know it is a new season and all, but everyone seems to have forgotten how online trolling works.
  12. SLU Soccer 2017

    I am going to assume this was directed to me since I was the last to comment on McGinty. My point was not about the decision to hire Coach McGinty, but rather about the decision to retain him after a mediocre 7 seasons.
  13. SLU Soccer 2017

    My theory about McGinty returning is this: at the point that it became clear that the institution needed to cut costs, the Athletic Director decided to hold off on any coaching changes, lest the salary of the next coach get approved for far less than the current salary. That does happen though I obviously have no way of knowing whether that happened here.
  14. SLU Soccer 2017

    The most frustrating part about the loss tonight is that the first was scored off a sequence in which a Billiken upperclassman failed to clear the ball. The ball was sent in to the far post and again a Billiken upperclassman failed to adequately clear the ball. For those that did not see the game, the second goal was only scored after a last ditch effort at a goal with the keeper coming out past midfield to take a free kick. This game could have easily finished 1-0. The 50th anniversary celebration of the 1967 championship was very cool...