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  1. Totally agree with this. My husband grew up in Kansas and went to KU and is a big KU fan. I've tried, but I just can't care about it that much. Huge part of the reason is it's just not that exciting when they're really good, because they're always really good. And it's not that big of a deal if they don't have a great-by-KU standards year, because it's just like...So what? They'll land one of the top recruiting classes again the following year and have a shot at the final four every single year. When was the last time they didn't make the tournament? Who cares if they make a second round exit lots of years.....they'll be back again next year, probably as a 1 or 2 seed. It's really hard for me to care about a team under those circumstances because it just feels like the stakes during any given season aren't that high. Maybe that's just me rationalizing. I would obviously love for SLU to be in a similar situation to the teams who are always at the top. But for the time being I do enjoy the highs and lows.
  2. Shalhoub recounting the entire episode of the Twilight Zone about that dude who hates people and loves reading and getting p!ssed off when his audience guesses the twist ending was basically a throwaway joke but is one of my favorite things I've seen on TV.
  3. I HATED it when it first came out, only because I loved the old one. I've since come to accept that the new billiken looks better on the court, on graphics, and on merchandise. I still miss the old billiken mascot costume though because I feel like I get way fewer comments from friends who didn't go to SLU these days about our mascot being terrifying, which I always enjoyed/thought was funny. Most people (understandably) probably don't wan't the mascot to be nightmarish though, so that's fine.
  4. I just posted the response I was given and gave the source of the response. Each person on this board is an adult and more than capable of understanding that Chris May's job is to spin things to look good for SLU. Several people have said that the truth is probably somewhere in between. Now at least we have two sides and people can decide what to believe, whether it's ESPN, the SLU AD, or something in between. Personally I don't care what people choose. But I'm a scientist and I like having all of the data. Thought other people might, too.
  5. Yeah, my takeaway from that was that he wouldn't be able to play if he accepted the scholarship, so he chose to go somewhere he could continue to play.
  6. Take this for what it's worth, but I received this reply from Chris May to an email I sent to Dr. Pestello's office. My original email basically just said I was disappointed in what I had read, and would like further clarification on the way Saadiq was treated by SLU and the AD.
  7. I actually looked this up one time and posted about it here: Basically, ON AVERAGE, star ratings are not meaningless. The average 5-star is better than the average 3-star. This says nothing of individuals; there are tons of examples of recruits who weren't ranked highly coming out of HS who ended up doing great in college and, conversely, highly-ranked recruits who ended up being busts. And in total value to a program, a 3-star who sticks around four years can be a lot better than a 5-star who leaves after a year. Data (posted above) backs this up.
  8. No worries, for the most part it’s a safe assumption that most people posting here are dudes, and very rarely is it relevant regardless. This is why I changed my picture to an actual picture of myself though so as not to have to explain it all the time lol
  9. I feel like my best shot is if this thing comes either a week early or a few days late. I plan to buy tickets, but I'm going to need one of the board members who's a doctor to come to the game too, in case I go into active labor from screaming at the refs.
  10. This is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.
  11. This is awesome but on a personal level I'm so p!ssed. I live in KC so would have loved to go, but I'm having a kid due December 20th. At least I'll have something to watch in the hospital...Are you allowed to drink bourbon 24 hours after giving birth?? Asking for myself.
  12. I follow a lot of people who live tweet the show. Most people just react and make jokes. I posted my reaction on here because I was bored waiting for people to join my conference call. It would not surprise me, however, to know that there are a lot of people out there who take it too seriously, like everything else in life.
  13. The bad: I'm in the camp that thought the Dany-mad queen heel turn didn't really make sense. It could have, if they would have set it up more, but I guess there wasn't really time to show her descent into madness. The closest they came on this was her (correct) paranoia about Sansa, her stupidly just going down to King's Landing like, the day after losing half her army, and her anger at losing another dragon and Missandei. I get that Varys' shtick is that he wants the ruler who'd be best for The Realm...but I still have a hard time believing that he'd (a) think that person would be Jon Snow and (b) be stupid enough to get killed for it. The good: Cleganebowl lived up to the hype imo. No better way for Sandor to go out than facing his largest fear while accomplishing his life's goal. I laughed when Qyburn died. Hilarious cosmically fitting death. Also, Cersei just quietly leaving The Hound/The Mountain to it like "uhhh ... this doesn't seem to have to do with me..." I do love me some dragon-induced destruction. This episode was visually stunning. Agree with everyone who said it was a great episode of TV from an action standpoint. Musings: Is that *really* how Cersei dies? I'm surprised if so. Still think there is a chance that Jamie saves her life by sacrificing his own body so she won't be crushed. I never believe someone is dead on TV unless they physically show them dying. This is Game of Thrones. Would they really miss a chance to show one of the most-hated villains of all time be gratuitously crushed? Are we done with Sansa/Bran/Brienne/everyone else in the North?? Someone on Twitter said something to the effect of "Bran called a horse Uber for Arya." I like the idea that Bran warged into that horse to get Arya safely out of the city. Someone else posted this re: how Jon Snow felt when Dany started torching everything:
  14. The bad- Hard to have much suspense when there are three episodes remaining. Obviously, the Living had to win, unless they planned to have the rest of the series be a flashback/flash-forward/shots of zombies walking around. It's also really weird if that whole storyline is just...done? Like...OK, now back to our scheduled programming of fighting over a Throne which half of the people in the show now *should* have the perspective to realize doesn't...actually matter, having looked death in the face? Episode was so poorly lit it was damn near impossible to tell what was going on for major swaths of the battle, even with the lights off and a pretty nice TV. The good- Everything Arya/Hound/Red Lady/Beric-related was awesome. "What do we say to the God of Death?" / "Not today." (At this point if I lived in Westeros I'd totally be converting to Lord of Light religion, lol) I was glad Theon got his redemption/forgiveness story. All the Sansa/Tyrion scenes were great. Is it gross that I kind of ship them now? Musings- Has Arya killed anyone with green eyes yet? Still think there's a chance that *if* we do get to find out the origin story of the Night King, it'll be revealed it's some Bran-time-loop-warging-into-First-Men kinda thing. Still a chance for Cleganebowl. I'll actually be disappointed if they've kept the Hound alive all this time and made the "scared of fire because of his brother" thing such a big part of his character and he doesn't even fight him.
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