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  1. It appears it won't be on TV in San Antonio until a midnight replay.
  2. Iowa State 38, West Virginia 14. WVU quarterback Austin Kendall out with upper-body injury.
  3. I hope our players were watching OU put the rush on Sammy today. Nine sacks, unless I lost count.
  4. TCU recruit Eli Williams has posted that he tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus last week. I suppose that means surgery and at least a year of rehab. Don't think we were counting on him helping next year anyway, but I hope he can successfully recover. Reportedly he is an athlete that could play multiple positions.
  5. I think the rest of the season will be win-loss-win-loss-win-loss-win = 8-4. Probably Texas Bowl.
  6. Come on you guys. Cumbie has had his problems, but he wasn't the problem yesterday. Our players were just whipped physically all over the field. ISU dominated both lines. No plays work when there are four of their guys in our backfield right after the ball is snapped. The ISU defense looked like they were playing with 15 guys, everywhere we went they swarmed us.
  7. Interesting note on Gene Wood, graduate transfer from Alabama. He is the grandson of Cotton Davidson, former quarterback for Baylor and the original Dallas Texans of the American Football League.
  8. New Mex going to Park Hill in 2020: https://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/restaurants/eats-beat/article235719172.html
  9. https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article235698737.html Not as good game report as Turkvision, but some quotes from Frogs about the experience of playing in the park.
  10. Dang. You must be almost as old as I am.
  11. Can't argue with you here, as I don't know nothin' 'bout no sadistics. What makes you think we are currently in a trend and not a cycle?
  12. This is Dr. Curry, the most rational voice I have found on this subject, discussing climate change and weather in June: "There is very little in the way of extreme weather events that can convincingly be attributed to manmade global warming, even if you are assuming that all of the recent warming is manmade. Global warming activists will continue use extreme events as an argument against fossil fuels, even though there is little to no evidence to support this. Without this argument, there is very little left to worry about in the near term regarding AGW, apart from the slow creep of sea level rise." https://judithcurry.com/2019/06/13/extremes/ Since you are familiar with her blog, I assume you know she believes the uncertainty of the case for catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is vastly understated. As in the conclusions of the blog post you cite: The largest rates of warming that are often cited in impact assessment analyses (e.g. 4.5 or 5 oC) rely on climate models being driven by a borderline implausible concentration/emission scenarios (RCP8.5). The IPCC AR5 (2013) likely range of warming at the end of the 21st century has a top-range value of 3.1 oC, if the RCP8.5-derived values are eliminated. Even the more moderate amount of warming of 3.1oC relies on climate models with values of the equilibrium climate sensitivity that are larger than can be defended based on analysis of historical climate change. Further, these rates of warming explicitly assume that the climate of the 21st century will be driven solely by anthropogenic changes to the atmospheric concentration, neglecting 21st century variations in the sun and solar indirect effects, volcanic eruptions, and multi-decadal to millennial scale ocean oscillations. Natural processes have the potential to counteract or amplify the impacts of any manmade warming. Estimates of 21st century sea level rise exceeding 1 m require at least one borderline implausible or very weakly justified assumption. Allowing for one borderline implausible assumption in the sea level rise projection produces high-end estimates of sea level rise of 1.1 to 1.6 m. Higher estimates are produced using multiple borderline implausible or very weakly justified assumptions. The most extreme of the published worst-case scenarios require a cascade of events, each of which are extremely unlikely to borderline impossible based on our current knowledge base. However, given the substantial uncertainties and unknowns surrounding ice sheet dynamics, these scenarios should not be rejected as impossible. And, yes, Dr. Curry is appalled at the damage done to science by alarmist disinformation and suppression of debate. As for the difference between cause and contribute, there is a vast distinction there. If we are causing climate change, we can stop climate change. If we are contributing to climate change, it will continue no matter what we do, albeit perhaps a bit slower. Is slowing it down worth the cost? See question 3. We are in fact in a loooong period of cooling, have been for about 3,000 years. Is the last 150 years the end of that trend or one of several multi-century warming interruptions? (Unknown) What caused the warming between 1850 and 1950, when the IPCC says there wasn't enough manmade CO2 in the air to be the cause? What caused nature to turn over warming to humans in 1950?
  13. Thanks, Turk, I have to remember to renew my subscription.
  14. Rundadamble and don't fumble.
  15. After the SMU game I ate at Fat Shack in the Grand Marc. Good sandwich consisting of the meat, potatoes, veggies all together in a wrap. A number of TVs to follow games on, too.
  16. On the road at Minnesota in February. Do they have a dome?
  17. Maybe we need to put an inflated dummy with a purple shirt in each seat. When you get there you deflate the dummy and sit on it. If the seat isn't filled, it all the purple shirts still look good on TV.
  18. Thank you for responding to the science and not just calling names. Also, I apologize for my incompetence at posting links. If you agree that natural climate variation occurs there is not much for us to argue about. Pretty much everyone agrees that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and increasing it in the atmosphere will produce warmer temps. The science is not settled on how much warming. Contrary to your "no one disputes this" sentence, almost everyone on your side of the aisle says carbon dioxide causes global warming, not contributes to global warming. The call is "stop climate change", not "reduce climate change to its natural component." The bottom-line questions are: (1) What will be the effects on human life if the global average temperature increases a few degrees in the next century? (Unknown, some positive as well as negative, certainly not the doomsday scenarios so popular with the lay media and some politicians. (2) How much warming can we prevent if we abstain from burning fossil fuels? (Unknown until we know the proportions of natural and anthropogenic warming) (3) What will be the economic, political and social costs of not generating affordable energy from fossil fuels? (Unknown, mostly negative, possible catastrophic). Unfortunately, natural climate change is not so much an area of active research. It seems to me most research in the area aims to find or create evidence to support preferred policies, not to determine truth. Admittedly, my perspective is colored by what gets reported in the lay media, but that seems to be what drives funding and peer review. Dr. Judith Curry discussed that at length here https://judithcurry.com/2018/01/03/manufacturing-consensus-the-early-history-of-the-ipcc/#more-23734 and here https://judithcurry.com/2019/06/21/climate-sciences-masking-bias-problem/
  19. The wounded Horned Frogs, going by what I have observed. I have no inside information. #2 Mikel Barkley dressed out but did not play against KU #2 Kee'yon Stewart missed KU with an undisclosed injury, status for return unknown #3 Donavann Collins not dressed, has not been seen this season #4 Taye Barber dressed but did not play #10 Mike Collins recovered and played against KU #13 Justin Rogers dressed but did not play. Reportedly at least 90% healthy, but has a lot to learn as a QB. Working with scout team. #18 Ben Wilson did not dress. Projected return perhaps for Kansas State or Texas. #18 Matthew Baldwin did not dress. #20 Lakendrick Van Zandt recovered, started against KU #21 Noah Daniels out for the season #22 Michael Onyemaobi Did not dress. Now more than 13 months from his injury and no word of a possible return. #23 Tony Wallace dressed and warmed up but did not play #24 Julius Lewis dressed and warmed up but did not play #26 Vernon Scott recovered and started against KU #29 Tommy Armstrong out for the season #37 Cole Bunce reportedly now available for kickoffs with the wind where he can force a touchback. Directed to avoid contact. #41 Brandon Bowen not dressed. possible return in November. #43 Izaih Filikitonga Dressed and played according to the notoriously unreliable participation report. I did not see him on the field. #47 Jacoby Simpson not sure if he has been injured, but he saw his first action of the year, playing special teams #53 John Lanz out for the season #60 Nate Guyton not dressed #66 Ian Burnette out for the season #73 Blake Hickey not dressed #77 Lucas Niang Started but left early. Reportedly will play through his injury for the rest of the year #78 Wes Harris recovered and played against KU #80 Al'Dontre Davis did not dress #87 TreVontae Hights did not dress, but not wearing his boot #93 George Ellis dressed but did not play
  20. I think about half the TCU fan base see football games as a social event and don't really care much about football. They are there to suck alcohol with their friends at a tailgate, warm up for a Saturday night date or entertain potential clients. None of those things are enhanced by a hot sunny afternoon. The administration provides free cold water, and lets us bring in one bottle, and has put fans in the concourse. Maybe they could put misters around the stadium or something, but really as long as we have daytime kickoffs in September, it's going to a problem. A better approach may be to make more people care about the football. Winning helps, but even when winning we don't fill the stadium with purple. All that said, Iowa State lost last week and we will have a morning kickoff, but I will wager the stadium in Ames is full.
  21. MWP and/or LIA in: China: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/342/6158/617 Pacific Ocean: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00376-017-6238-8 Antarctica: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018219303190 South Africa: http://co2science.org/data/mwp/studies/l1_coldaircave.php
  22. GP on his radio show tonight begging people to come to the game. Said he has a lot of recruits coming in, and they come to see the atmosphere.
  23. Rundadamble and don't fumble. Find a way to win by one point.
  24. Todd Blackledge's son commits to be a Frog in 2021: https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article235465392.html
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