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  1. TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    Deep league but no truly great teams. Basically every game could go either way. Could have 10 teams in between 12-6 and 6-12.
  2. TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    OK I’m back to being confused. So there are two separate hurdles to practice and play?
  3. TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    I think I misread it. It says they "were awaiting word on grades" not "are awaiting word on grades". That suggests that he has been cleared. I had the same understanding that you can't practice or play until cleared, but got confused as the first time I read it it sounded like they were still waiting on official word.
  4. TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    We lose our two big men, so it is huge. I'm still confused, though. Are there two different criteria for being able to practice and being cleared by the NCAA to play? The article seems to suggest he will start practicing Friday regardless of whether he is cleared.
  5. TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    And Nevada, #8 seed. Other opponents on at least some bracket projections: St. Bonaventure Yale Belmont Tennesse Tech
  6. TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    In the FWST article on Mayen being out with meniscus it says that Samuel's grades are in order and he will start practicing Friday when the semester ends. Still awaiting word on eligibility, though. I have to think they will still redshirt him.
  7. God save us....

    I'd be with you if it wasn't for the fact that the funding ran out back in October. Right now states are using other sources to fund it and some states are running out those funds. My wife works for a Children's hospital and they are freaking out right now. It simply shouldn't come to this point. I get that he was kinda demonizing Republicans more than necessary and taking some swipes at the tax bill that might be unfair, but they are the ones in power. They are the ones with the purse strings. They are the ones to complain to/ about at this point in time.
  8. God save us....

    It's a disingenuous argument he has. First off, it was part of a defunding bill for Obamacare. It's a classic political slight of hand- we'll put something you want in something you could never vote for and then accuse you of not voting for it. Secondly, the Reps control the House and Senate, so it is counter-intuitive to blame the Dems when they could have gotten the funding through without a single Dem vote, anyway. As far as the funding running out, there is reason to be concerned. First off, states are literally about to run out of funding- http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/14/politics/chip-extended-states-funds-kimmel-authorization/index.html . Second, when one of CHIP's main architects Orin Hatch says “The reason CHIP’s having trouble is because we don’t have money anymore.” you have to start to wonder if they will re-up this thing. I happen to think they will, but man they are cutting it close and have a lot of families who depend on it very worried. Hospitals are sending out letters to families about possible disruption and this quote is interesting: “Every time one of those kinds of things happens, we have to retool our relationships with families,” Steve Freedman, a University of South Florida health policy professor who sits on the CHIP board there, recently told Vox’s Dylan Scott. “When you start fiddling with people’s economic security, particularly their children’s health care, that’s a really sensitive place to screw around.” Nothing is going to get people upset more than their kid's care being disrupted. So kudos to Kimmel for seeing that and putting some pressure on the powers that be to get their butt in gear. The fact he is using his pulpit to bring the issue to the forefront should be lauded, IMO.
  9. Weather Thread

    Tbhat's true. You don't want it to melt a little then ice up....
  10. Weather Thread

    Ha! Yeah there is a "stay inside" point. I do find the low levels easier with the shovel. The hassle and lumbering nature of the snowblower makes me have a little higher threshold for using it.
  11. Weather Thread

    I always debate on where the cutoff is snowblower versus shovel (versus letting it melt/sublimate). My simple rules- less than an inch- nothing. 1-2 inches- shovel. 2+ inches snowblower.
  12. God save us....

    Oh, I think Shapiro is the one spinning here. Sure Republicans say they want to get CHIP done and intend to do it, but right now they are clearly prioritizing tax reform (and before that, repealing Obamacare). So the program funding expired 2 months ago. There are some stop gap measures states can do in the meantime, but they aren't foolproof and probably there will be some negative consequences to real kids of not re-upping CHIP. And if your kid has just had heart surgery, and you think about some one else's kids not being able to have surgery, I think you'd be pretty passionate about it. Heck, health care all around is where people get the most passionate one way or the other, regardless. Now, it's fine to criticize him, but it is also fine to criticize those who criticize him, and I think Shapiro is flat wrong on this one.
  13. Roy Moore

    As an aside, the NYT did a good job with the election last night: https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/alabama-senate-special-election-roy-moore-doug-jones Especially their projected vote margin early in the night, even when Moore had a 8-10 point lead. It can be hard to visualize what votes are outstanding and they have several graphics that help visualize where a race stands. 2/3rds of the way down (I can't copy and paste) it shows the reported votes (dashed line) versus their projections (solid line) over time, along with the range of possible outcomes as time went on (shaded area). When all of the shaded area went on the Jones side of the graph is when the AP, Fox and CNN called the race. That's essentially what those entities are doing when they call races. It's a lot better (and less dizzying) to follow than John King zooming in and out on counties and saying the same thing over and over.
  14. Roy Moore

    The look on his face is hysterical. "But, but... I sweared on a Bible"
  15. Roy Moore

    If you are going to commit sexual harassment the best profession to be in is politics. Can't get fired. Heck, you can even get elected with those hanging over your head.
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