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  1. So eventually, all of the P5 teams will be gathered into three(ish) super-conferences that all have a nationwide footprint. Then these super-conferences will partner together to form their own championship division of college football (officially freezing out the G5 teams, who have honestly always been frozen out of any championship discussion anyway).


    Then, since these super-conferences are so large and it is logistically difficult to shuttle student athletes from coast to coast every week, most of the scheduling will be reorganized into geographic regions/divisions. When this happens, all of the P5 teams will effectively be back into same the geographic conferences that we all started with.


    Is that where this is all headed?

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  2. 11 minutes ago, AZRaiderH8r said:

    Hey all, hoping for some advice here. We just found out that our 16 year old son has a torn ACL from an injury at the start of his summer basketball league. Unfortunately, he is absolutely terrified of surgery, but we'll help him get past that. At his age, surgery is the only option because he's got a lot of years ahead of him. Have any of you had your kids go through this, or been through it yourself? Just trying to get a sense of what we're in for. Thanks in advance for your help!


    My 16 year old nephew tore his ACL last fall playing football. He had surgery in October and by April he was squatting at nearly full strength again. He is now running and playing baseball. He lost spring baseball but is going to be playing all summer and says he feels 100% now. His biggest concern was speed, which used to be his best attribute, but he hit a triple his first game back a couple weeks ago and looked good.


    ACL is not a two year injury the way it used to be. Especially with young, healthy athletes, the recovery may go quicker than you think. The hardest part for my nephew was the first couple months after the surgery of no weight bearing and feeling super bummed as a result. But after that the rehab went really well. I was shocked at how quickly he regained his speed and strength.


    At your son's age, he should be able to come back stronger than ever. Get the surgery and follow doctor's orders. Be patient in the early going and then work hard (and carefully) when the knee is ready.

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  3. On 5/24/2023 at 12:34 PM, knapplc said:

    It appears there has been some interest in the Nebraska game...







    Whoever purchases tickets to CU football this summer at these prices are likely going to be offloading the later games for much cheaper by the time they get to mid-season and realize that their team is still a joke. Too bad the Nebraska game is so early in the season.


    As soon as CU puts their product on the field with no depth and a bunch of FCS starters, interest will wane pretty quickly. 

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  4. I tend to think that the gen ed classes bring a lot of value. So many people end up working in some field not directly tied to their degree, and general knowledge about the world is never a bad thing. We often use this knowledge in ways we don't expect. Math and science give us problem solving skills beyond the specific content of the course. Humanities courses teach us about human behavior and life in ways that we may not even realize.


    I have a criminal justice degree, but the single most impactful class I took in college was a theater class, which I only took to fill a gen ed requirement and to try to meet girls. That theater class taught me a lot, in terms of projecting (or faking) confidence, interpersonal interactions, and how I carry myself. 


    And over the past few years, we have seen the damage that people can do to this country when they are ignorant of scientific principles and history. People should definitely continue to seek knowledge and growth.


    Instead of eliminating general education requirements for a degree, we should look for ways to make college more affordable. It's not the content that is a waste of money, it is the outrageous cost of higher education overall. Unfortunately I did not take any business administration classes and slept through Econ, so I don't know what to do about the cost.

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  5. Is anyone else imagining him making a surprise appearance at the spring game this weekend and announcing his commitment live on the Huskervision screen during halftime? Then a few of the other visitors join him?


    Yeah, me neither, but just asking. Think of the crowd reaction, though.

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  6. 14 minutes ago, commando said:

    isn't sudafed used to make an illegal drug?    maybe that will be next.   

    Probably not, because that wouldn't target liberals and rile up the base. 


    Sudafed can be used to make meth, and the stereotypical meth user shares too many similarities with the typical GOP voter (rural, midwestern, uneducated, crazy). They need those people.

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  7. 9 hours ago, I am I said:

    your stream of consciousness posting needs a little coaching:  Watch it, read some stuff. Think to yourself. Don’t post.

    If you are giving advice to that particular poster, you should've just stopped right here.


    9 hours ago, I am I said:

    Unless you’re 3-5 beers in then by all means post away. 

    There's no way that poster is old enough to purchase beer.


    Since the rest of us are simply making $h!t up about what happened and why, here's what I think: Barthel and Allen planned this all in advance. Barthel wanted to make an early example out of one of the top players, so he told Allen to purposely dog it on this one rep and made sure that someone was there recording it. They knew it would generate some overinflated offseason discussion among us rubes, and that every player on the team would see it. It gives all of these kids an early wake up call, it makes a public show of accountability and tough love from our coaches, and it sets the stage for a good redemption story when Allen is named starter in August. Barthel gets a raise. Everyone wins!

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  8. On 1/29/2023 at 10:25 AM, BigRedMax said:

    We are working on a fix. Just became aware of the issue. Should have an update after the weekend. 

    When you said "just became aware of the issue," did you mean you just found out what was causing it? Because you mentioned an update a month and a half ago but nothing has changed. 


    Or did you mean you just became aware that this was a problem? Because that is not true; this issue has been plaguing users for well over a year.

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  9. 8 hours ago, nic said:

    Good question. I have been waiting for my boys to have teacher that discusses a lot of the current cultural trends or is politically vocal on the left. She addresses the kids as those identifying as men or women and said she treats everyone the same and is very inclusive.  Then she mentioned that the readings for the term were not going to be traditional American literature because that is dominated by white misogynistic men. He said she often takes good conversations and injects politics into them. In one example, my son was telling her about the refugees our family has helped settle in the US, and she diverted into talking about how the US border policies are too restrictive and the US need to let people across more freely. He said she tends to divert into political discussions frequently. I have been asking about what stories she has them read. He noted that in the last 6 short stories the main character committed suicide in 4 of them which he felt were odd choices since suicide is a sensitive topic. In one book, the main characters young daughter had her first babysitting job and ended up getting molested by the father of that family while being driven home. He is a senior taking a college level lit class, so I am not bothered by the content as long as the event was portrayed as a bad thing versus maybe trying to normalize it. In my other sons class she is having them write a paper on human rights and the students get to pick what to write about. She was disappointed when no one picked trans rights and strongly encourage someone to do so. No one did. In general they both feel she is nice person. 

    given all the angst in the media about CRT being taught in schools, the sexualization of kids, books being banned, etc,…it’s interesting to me to monitor a couple classes where my boys have a politically active teacher. I asked my kid to get me name of the short stories so I can read them. To be fair, I have had a number of discussions with my boys when I discovered or heard about events that I felt were racist or chauvinistic as well,…or if someone was simply getting treated poorly.

    This does not seem atypical for a college professor. Probably a little full of herself. Probably goes a bit too far in asserting her own political views but might be outraged if someone else said something that opposed her (pure speculation, not everyone is like this). However, I believe that introducing diverse viewpoints and seeking inclusivity is not necessarily political and actually should be a goal in the classroom.


    Thanks for sharing the info, but how do you define “woke”?


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  10. 1 hour ago, nic said:

    My kids have their first "woke" teacher for college level English comp and Literature classes. The conversations about her have been great.


    How exactly do you define "woke"?

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  11. 12 minutes ago, knapplc said:


    I just finished this over the weekend. Really good, well-made show. I'm glad they're doing more seasons. 


    They need to have more screen time for Catherine Zeta-Jones. She kills it as Morticia. 

    Zeta-Jones must have gotten a new agent or something. I haven't seen her do anything for years, but now she pops up on two new series. Wednesday is very clever and entertaining. CZJ is also the bad guy in a new National Treasure series on Disney+. However, that show is terrible. My family loves the National Treasure movies, but we only watched a couple episodes of the new series. It is garbage.


    Disney has been trying to shoehorn too many of its profitable franchises into lackluster series for their streaming service. Willow sucks. The Marvel and Star Wars content is hit or miss. Every new Simpsons short is an abomination of sadness.



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  12. On 1/19/2023 at 9:01 AM, TGHusker said:

    Agreed. 95 the most dominate but 94 must be the most determined.  After losing to FSU the year before, the stadium clock was used as a reminder for them to Finish Business - with that .01 second on the clock.  94 they go through all of Tommie's and Brook's injuries and Thurman coming in to beat Kansas State.  The struggle was an all season affair - and then the Orange Bowl where Miami looked for a knockout punch that never came.  Tommie and Brook taking turns at QB and then the 'glorious' 4th quarter where it all came down to this (and it still gives me goosebumps):  

    Man...the 4th quarter of that Orange Bowl...The drama. The backstory. The monkeys on backs. Those cocky Miami muckerfuthers. The blood, sweat, and tears. And then the win. There is simply nothing better than that 4th quarter.

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  13. Having Betts and IGC come back will make the WR room feel like a Marvel movie: bringing back these old characters who appeared in prior episodes, to team up with the new characters for the final battle.


    At some point late in the season when we really need a spark, Kenny Bell is going to walk through an interdimensional portal to tell us he still has some eligibility. 

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