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    God save us....

    Its hard to know where the President ends and Hannity begins.
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    God save us....

    Which of Hogg's and the Parkland kids activists are extreme? I've just seen them focus on 21 year old age of ownership, universal background checks especially making sure criminal/ mentally ill don't have access and banning bump stocks. Maybe assault rifle ban, too? Debatable, sure, but hardly extreme, when more than half the country agrees with most of those positions. I thought this was a good article in the NYT from a gun enthusiast with ambivalent feeling about the gun culture (rest assured, pro-gun people won't have a lot to gripe over, I think): https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/magazine/gun-culture-is-my-culture-and-i-fear-for-what-it-has-become.html It's long but thought provoking for me.
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    The Athletic- boom or bust?

    I had never heard of it until a couple months ago when they ran a story on TCU basketball by Ken Pomeroy. It has a different model- no ads, pay only. It has national stories, but also major cities subsections and just launched a Dallas one. It's attracting a lot of well known writers (a lot of old ESPN and SI writers like Mandel, Ken Rosenthal, Peter Gammons, Seth Davis, but also a fair amount of analytics guys like Pomeroy and as a fantasy buff, one of my favorites- Eno Sarris from Fangraphs). In this day and age of interchangeable content creators and stories written by 'bots and pop-ups gallore, it will be interesting to see if it is a viable model. A lot of these pay/ no ads sites seem to fail relative to the traditional free web sites. Quite frankly when I first stumbled on it, I thought "this won't make it". But it seems like they must be well-funded because they are making a big hiring push in this day and age of cost cutting.
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    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    I'm sure it is a factor in determining how much to bid. Still, it sounds like it is a financial loss for the schools that host. The question is how much of a loss is it willing to take. TCU apparently wasn't very aggressive in its bid(s).
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    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    FWIW, it is bid dollars that determines hosts, at least according to this article on Florida Gulf Coast putting up big bid dollars a couple years ago (linked from the wiki article on women's NIT). They actually hosted Michigan because they outbid them: https://www.news-press.com/story/sports/college/fgcu/2016/03/30/despite-bid-costs-fgcu--sun-officials-see-payoff-being-postseason-hosts/82423432/ If that article is correct, attendance doesn't matter (other than recouping some of the cost of the bid). So not hosting has to do with not bidding enough to host compared to other team's bids.
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    TCU Baseball 2018 - The Season of the Big XII Championship in Tennis

    Good to see some power!
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    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    He probably still believes that.
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    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    So according to wiki, the home team in the Women's NIT is determined by money. That is, whoever the higher bidding team is gets to host. We can't bid more than South Dakota?
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    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Amazing pictures of unused bike shares in China. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/
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    God save us....

    posted in wrong thread...
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    Wes on kf.c

    Oh man. I think he was "tired of frank" back in the day. I'm tired of cancer.
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    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    Go Frogs!
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    Too early to start a 2018-19 Basketball thread?

    Gonna depend on how the big men develop. Having never seen any of them, next year is a big question mark in my mind.
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    Fantasy Baseball 2018

    Lets get this filled. Do it for the Froghorn!
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    Pulling back the curtain a bit....

    I should make a snarky, personal insult comment, just to squash this sentiment... Thanks for the compliment, though. I think your posts are usually diplomatic too (although there are probably personal digs hidden in paragraph 11 or 12 I might miss ) I like the thread... a lot actually. I like the back and forth discussions with different viewpoints. If I thought someone was making pushing buttons I would either play the "hey, are you're trying to push my button?" card or the attempted humor card. Emphasis on attempted. Did that with crunch a few times, and he always backed down once you let him know you weren't affected by his banter one way or the other. I usually took the tactic of "we're all Frog fans here".
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    Pulling back the curtain a bit....

    Yeah I was exposed to none of the drama until I opened this thread. I am a nobody I guess. I feel your pain Charlie Brown!
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    Pulling back the curtain a bit....

    As some one who has no idea what is going on (a statement with truthfulness both on this board and, according to my wife, in real life), appreciate this explanation. While I can't say that no one should ever be banned (endzone, cough, cough) I really think that should be rare event, and I have seen nothing on this board close to deserving a ban level. I am disappointed in the decision to revoke crunch's posting capabilities. As someone who has sparred with him on various topics and been offended even, I think he is a good Frog fan with a good heart. But even if he wasn't, I think it sets a bad precedent. We can't control what others say, we can only control how we respond. Many of us (including me) need to work on how we respond.
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    Texas Elections 2018

    Cruz is making fun of O'Rourke's "Beto" nickname. Two thoughts on that. One, isn't Ted a nickname? Two, isn't that a little petty? Seems like tagging him a liberal is a solid strategy that doesn't go low. I guess he sees the success Trump has had going personal, but I don't know that a. Trump winning had anything to do with that approach and b. others can get away with it like Trump did.
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    Texas Elections 2018

    I was wondering what the Cook report solid, likely, lean qualitative designations meant. 538 looked historically- Solid- 95% Likely- 85% lean- 75%
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    Texas Elections 2018

    I'm not in Texas, but I've read a few articles on O'Rourke and seems to have a good strategy- ground game/ town hall speeches focusing on the issues, avoid getting in the mud by making personal and direct attacks at Cruz, appeal to business/ chamber of commerce side of the Republican Party. Also conditions are decent with Trump pretty unpopular, the midterm party in power swoon, and an apparent enthusiasm toward the Dems. Add in changing demographics and I can see why the political prognosticators have pushed it to a likely Republican state instead of a solid republican. That suggests a race in the 5-10 point range- enough to pay attention, but unlikely to end in an upset, barring a game changing event or story.
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    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    i wish we hadn't gone back to back cold from 3. Then we have to play KSU who defends them well.
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    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    I just want to play well, win or lose. I don't think a loss will affect our seed much. While a win would prob move us up slightly the seed ladder, at this point whether we are a 4, 5, 6, 7 seed probably doesn't matter. We just need to be playing with confidence heading into the tourney.
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    TCU 2017-2018 Basketball

    Ha! Brain autocorrect.
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