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  1. Couple questions about Wade: 1. Any of you English guys know whether 40 yard dash times (or some equivalent speed test) are available for rugby players like him? He looked extremely fast, but he was playing against Colts' scrubs, so it would be nice to know just how fast he really is. 2. Did the Bills have any input about which international development player got assigned to them? Or was it just blind luck that Wade got assigned to the Bills rather than some other NFL team?
  2. Although this article apparently is a few years old, I was not familiar with the topic, and found the article very thought-provoking: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/make-mars-great-again?utm_source=pocket-newtab
  3. I wonder what the record is for being on the most different teams' practice squads without ever being promoted to the final 53 anywhere?
  4. Well if the ball doesn't drag the medium with it, why would the earth drag the medium? Isn't the earth just a scaled up and much larger version of the ball? Right now, there is no air out in space 50,000 miles down range on the earth's current path, but by the time the earth gets there, there will be. The air will be there not because some sort of frictional forces "drag" the air along, but because the earth's gravitational field continuously pulls the air and the earth towards each other no matter what path the earth follows. If you kept the same ratio of earth berm height/earth diameter as baseball seam height/baseball diameter, won't they both act in much the same way as they are spinning? The ball doesn't know or care that the air through which it is spinning was at the ball's location before the ball got there. Why should the earth care whether or not the air through which the earth is spinning was at the earth's location before the earth got there? What matters is that the air IS there when the spinning sphere is there, not whether the air got there in advance. In both situations, isn't it the pressure difference right at the surface of the spinning sphere that causes the curved movement, regardless of how the air at that location got there?
  5. Coach: "We're gonna need a bigger arm!" BTW, I find it interesting that the label over his left collar bone looks like it reads "Baptist Health." Maybe they're trying to speed up the emergency room admissions process.
  6. It doesn't matter if there's air elsewhere in space. I'm not suggesting curving the path of the asteroid, which has no atmosphere. As for the earth, what is it you think you're breathing? Roll tide!
  7. There's an aspect to this that NASA is missing. Everybody's talking about deflecting the path of the asteroid to make it miss earth. Nobody's talking about deflecting the path of the earth to make it miss the asteroid. Y'all know why a curveball pitch, curves, right? It's caused by the spinning seams of the ball, that jut out a bit outside the otherwise spherical surface of the ball. So let's build some seam-like giant berms on earth, increase the earth's spin, and curve the earth's path to an orbit that's slightly more distant from the sun than the present one. End result: 1. Earth's path changes to miss the oncoming asteroid without having to shoot anything into space or blow anything up; 2. The more distant and therefore colder earth orbit also solves global warming (a symbidiotic effect); and 3. I win the Nobel prize for simultaneously saving the world and curing global warming in one fell swoosh.
  8. Terminator: Dark Fate I used to have a high stress job with long hours and would sometimes go to a nearby $1 cinema at 10 pm to unwind and see whatever happened to be showing. Walked in one night and saw the original Terminator and was blown away by how good it was even though I had never heard of it. Some of the sequels since then have been so-so, but James Cameron is involved with this one, so I'm hopeful.
  9. San Diego Bay 2012. Plan was four separate barges designed to set off choreographed fireworks to music and supposed to be one of the biggest displays in the western US. I'm on a hotel rooftop deck with a clear view about a half mile inland. Computer glitch sends ALL the fireworks from one of the barges up at once shortly before the show was supposed to start. Some people said that was a huge fail. No F'n way. I felt lucky to be there. That was the best fireworks display anybody will ever see, because you could never get permission to do it that way on purpose. The concussion from everything going off at once set off tons of car alarms on the streets around the hotel, a good half mile from the barge that went off. Check out the video at the top of this link (taken from a vantage point much closer than I was). Note how one woman is literally jumping up and down at how great this thing wound up being. https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/an-oral-history-of-the-great-san-diego-fireworks-fail-of-2012 Crouch: When that thing went off like that, it scared the crap out of me. You have to imagine this barge: 135 feet long, 45 feet wide. It’s heavy. The barge probably jumped a good six inches. The tug jumped. I ducked. Everything shook. Frailey: This was like every grand finale you’ve ever heard, in the room with you. Absolute cacophony. Crouch: It reminded me of Vietnam. It was a lot of gun powder and sulfur. Roy: Somehow people were not running away. People were cheering really loudly at the end. They were looking at each other like, That was amazing! I can’t even imagine what’s happening next.
  10. Well if it's angel dust, wouldn't it smell like angels?
  11. How is it that we could put a man on the moon in 1969 but 50 years later there is still no way to check if the light inside the refrigerator actually goes off when you shut the door?
  12. If the aliens caught re-runs of WWII movies, and learned that fighter planes were harder to detect when attacking with the sun behind them, that could explain this: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/astronomers-search-for-tunguska-like-asteroids-in-taurid-meteoroid-swarm Dense meteor clusters approaching from the direction of the sun, so that we can't see them until after they (hopefully) fly right by us? Maybe. But you may want to wear a helmet in late June just in case.
  13. Boston Globe 2017 article for a little perspective about Caserio's role with the Pats***: https://www.bostonherald.com/2017/01/05/patriots-cant-afford-to-let-personnel-czar-nick-caserio-go-elsewhere/
  14. <<The only position along the OL not able to report as eligible is center, and that's because he snaps the ball.>> Not sure if the rule is the same in the NFL, but in high school and college, if the center snaps the ball from one end or the other of the 7 players required to be on the line of scrimmage at the start of a play, the "center" (in this instance called the "center" only because he snaps the ball, not because of where he lines up) can BOTH snap the ball and catch a forward pass on the same play if he wears a number other than 50-79. Mind blown? From https://wilson.engr.wisc.edu/rsfc/intro/johnson.shtml "If you are a football coach or player (any level) and have a question about the rules, send your question to Curt Johnson at cmajohnson AT charter DOT net. Curt Johnson is a high school and college football official. Please specify NCAA (college) or NFHS (high school) rules in your question. * * * * * * * * * * * * * Question: If I put all my linemen on one side of the center so that he's now on the end of the line, is he an eligible receiver? Answer: If he's wearing a number other than 50-79, then yes, he's eligible to catch a forward pass."
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