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Pariah

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  1. Communism is just a red herring.

     

    And as far as DI athletics goes ... I'm okay with it, as long as we're willing to call it what it is: a de facto minor league for the NFL, NBA, and WNBA. With recent NIL rules/legislation, the laughable illusion of the amateur student-athlete is rapidly diminishing. It would be nice if the colleges actually required them to go to meaningful classes, though (looking at you, North Carolina). 

  2. The next domino is poised to fall:

     

    Sources: The AAC is close to massive 6-school expansion to reshape conference

     

    tl;dr version: Conference USA stands to lose six of its fourteen schools to The American: Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, North Texas, UT-San Antonio, Rice and University of Alabama Birmingham.

     

    Assuming this actually happens, this puts AAC schools in the Miami, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, and Birmingham metro areas. It also effectively prevents the Mountain West from expanding into Texas, should they have been considering doing so. 

     

    Does this make up for losing Cincinnati, Houston, and Central Florida? No, not really. Does it make them the strongest G5 conference? Maybe, though the MWC still has Boise State, San Diego State, and Air Force. 

     

    This would leave Conference USA with eight schools: Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, Old Dominion, Southern Mississippi, UT-El Paso, and Western Kentucky. Not exactly household names or major media markets. 

     

    Does C-USA now raid the Sun Belt? Do they reach out to Liberty, or UConn, or UMass, or Army, or maybe New Mexico State, who are all currently Independents? Or do they stand pat with the eight teams they've got? (This seems unlikely to me.)

     

    Stay tuned.

  3. I can feel no sense of measure
    No illusions as we take
    Refuge in young man's pleasure
    Breaking down the dreams we make

    Real


    One down one to go
    Another town and one more show
    Downtown they're giving away
    But she never came back

     

    No phone can take your place
    Do you know what I mean
    We have the same intrigue
    As a court of kings

     

    Ah leave it
    Ah leave it

     

    Two down there you go
    McArthur Park in the driving snow
    Uptown they're digging it out
    Better lay your claim

     

    Get home you're not alone
    You just broke out of the danger zone
    Be there to show your face
    On another dreamy day

     

    Ah leave it

    Ah leave it

     

    Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye bad
    Leave it
    Hello, hello, heaven
    Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye bad
    Leave it
    Hello, hello, heaven

     

    I can feel no sense of measure
    No illusions as we take
    Refuge in young man's pleasure
    Breaking down the dreams we make real

     

    Ah leave it

    Ah leave it

     

    Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye bad
    (Leave it)
    Hello, hello, heaven

     

    Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye bad
    (Leave it)
    Hello, hello, heaven

     

    One down, one to go

    Another town and one more show

    (Leave it)

    One down, one to go

    Another town and one more show

    Leave it

  4. 4 hours ago, Asperion said:

    NT: How to realize that you are the but of the joke at the IAA conference. 

     

    Neil deGrasse Tyson and Mike Brown start referring to you as "The sixth dwarf planet".

     

    New Topic: The real reason Pariah's printer is no longer working. The goofier, the better. 

  5. 4 hours ago, unclevlad said:

    The problem with the Broncos isn't the coach.  2 sacks, but for only 1 yard.  1 tackle for loss.  No turnovers.  6 different receivers with a 20+ yard completion.  4 consecutive possessions resulting in a punt (skipping the last one of the first half).  

     

    Hard to tell entirely, with the Raiders...they've looked pretty good, and pretty bad.  But Denver is showing they're very much a 3rd-tier team...just above the bottom feeders.

     

    Right now, the Broncos have no identity. They were hyped coming into the season as having a dominant defense, but we haven't seen that. Offensively, are they running team? Are they a passing team with Teddy Bridgewater at the helm? We haven't really seen either of those things either. They're not a finesse team, and they haven't had success in trying to be a power team.

     

    I think the only thing we can accurately say about the Broncos right now is that they are the worst team in the AFC West. And I have no idea what it's going to take to fix that.

     

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    Well, Seattle did their best to make it interesting, but Geno Smith is no Russell Wilson. 

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