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  1. On 12/28/2022 at 8:49 PM, glduck said:

    I’m happy for Oregon native Chase Cota, catching the GW in your final game is pretty cool.

    The Umpire was the MVP on that play. If he hadn't ducked in time, Nix's pass would have drilled him in the face.

    But hey, Duck, duck, DOINK worked out!

  2. On 11/23/2022 at 7:10 AM, HLB said:

    This is rich.  A liberal organization complaining about someone being "illegal".

    Here's the background on his education.  I'm sure that if his claims of obtaining degrees at University of Pennsylvania are false that the University of Pennsylvania would have spoken up long ago.

    Musk attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Bryanston High School, and Pretoria Boys High School, from which he graduated.[28] Musk applied for a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother,[29][30] knowing that it would be easier to immigrate to the United States this way.[31] While waiting for his application to be processed, he attended the University of Pretoria for five months.[32]

    Musk arrived in Canada in June 1989 and lived with a second cousin in Saskatchewan for a year,[33] working odd jobs at a farm and lumber-mill.[34] In 1990, he entered Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.[35][36] Two years later, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School in 1995.[37][38][39] He reportedly hosted large, ticketed house parties to help pay for tuition, and wrote a business plan for an electronic book-scanning service similar to Google Books.[40]

    In 1994, Musk held two internships in Silicon Valley: one at the energy storage startup Pinnacle Research Institute, which investigated electrolytic ultracapacitors for energy storage, and another at the Palo Alto–based startup Rocket Science Games.[41][42] In 1995, he was accepted to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in materials science at Stanford University.[43][44] However, Musk decided to join the Internet boom, instead dropping out two days after being accepted and applied for a job at Netscape, to which he reportedly never received a response.[45][29]

     

    I find it interesting that you copy/pasted this from Wikipedia, but deliberately left out the following sentence:

    "Although Musk claims he earned the degrees in 1995, UPenn maintains it awarded them in 1997."

    This is odd, because Musk claims he was accepted into a PhD program at Stanford in 1995, but decided to go into business instead. The timeline doesn't work. Why would Penn lie?

  3. On 12/18/2022 at 6:10 PM, utenation said:

    @Quack 12any idea why @HLBleft out the story of Jayden Daniels being below average at ASU but doing much better at LSU?  Doing things like rushing for a end of game TD and throwing a game winning 2 point conversion to beat Bama?

    He did answer eventually, but quoted another poster so I didn't see it for awhile. Something about more talent around him and he wasn't that great anyway. In other words, he just dodged it.

  4. On 12/17/2022 at 2:50 PM, HLB said:

    Texas is a year or two from making an impact on the national scene. 

    In the SEC? Aren't you torpedoing your own argument with that statement.

  5. On 12/15/2022 at 2:39 PM, utenation said:

    I asked Quack12 to clarify because I want to understand where he is coming from.  Another thing. KW has always thrived in the underdog role. It's his M.O. If he feels the Utes are being overlooked, disrespected, he uses all that to his advantage.  This will never change, it's his style.  I can see how this may come off as a "little guy routine" to outsiders, so I get it. 

    I was more than a little drunk when I posted that,, but yeah, I guess I was off put by the sort of "little guy" attitude.

    My apologies. I'll try to avoid posting in a stupor going forward. 😬

  6. I mean no offense, but I'm sick and tired of this "little guy" Utah persona. It's bullshit. You're not WSU or OSU. You have a very strong Pacific Islander connection - mostly thanks to Mormon missionaries - which makes your OLs and DLs incredible. You're in the Pac-12 for a reason, because you're well-funded and well-positioned to compete. Utah should be competing at the highest level of this conference, and they are. Knock off the "We're doing more with less" crap. That's not who the Utes are.

  7. On 12/7/2022 at 3:03 PM, Orange said:

    How's Bo's ankle?

    Good question. I haven't seen anything about the injury since the season ended, but the fact that he's playing in the bowl game is a good sign. He tweeted something about "Running into bowl week. Who's ready?" last week. Presumably he's going to be close to 100%.

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  8. Just because I've had a lot of family at the house and little time to post, here are a few thoughts on the past month:

    1) Kugrdon, I hope you're recovering. While I rarely have seen eye-to-eye with you, particularly with regard to politics, I've always respected your opinion. Be well, sir.

    2) Congratulations to the Beavers (and Orange) for the win in the Platty. I could rant about terrible play calls and defensive collapse, You dominated on the ground, and ground Oregon to a pulp. I think you'll pummel Florida, just don't pass the ball - at all.

    3) Fuck Washington. The Ducks coulda-shoulda-woulda, but to be honest, I don't know how in the hell we beat Utah between those two disastrous losses. Please lose to Texas so that if we can get past the Tarheels, we'll be ranked ahead of you.

    4) College football is dead. Let's just admit it's an NFL farm league, and make the NFL pay its fair share to develop players. The free ride for the NFL should be done - forever.

    5) Happy holidays to each of you, including HLB.

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  9. On 11/20/2022 at 7:27 AM, HLB said:

    Why has Bo Nix done so well at Oregon when he struggled in the SEC?

    And once again, I'll ask you why Jayden Daniels is excelling in the SEC when he was average at best in the Pac-12?

    You are skilled at false equivalency.

  10. On 11/16/2022 at 6:55 PM, utenation said:

    Oregon still worries me no matter the QB. 

    They shouldn't. I don't know what's happened with Ty, but he seems to have zero confidence and he plays like the proverbial deer in the headlights. And I've never seen Butterfield in an actual game.

    On Monday, Lanning said he felt better about the "health of the team," but he didn't specifically reference Nix, other than saying something about his ankle. I've also seen some knee ligament rumors. Yesterday, Lanning said, "Bo is practicing as if he'll be ready to go," whatever that means.

    I have a rare bachelor weekend coming up. It's just me and the dogs watching college football all day Saturday. I am very concerned that I won't be able maintain consciousness until 7:30 p.m.

    drunk going down GIF by HULU

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  11. On 11/16/2022 at 4:35 PM, HLB said:

    we've seen how the PAC12 teams would fair against the SEC

    "fare"

    If the Pac-12 is imploding, why do you visit this board to constantly tell us how great the SEC is? Why do you care? Are you still working on your children's book?

    And by the way. you never have explained how Jayden Daniels is able to excel in the SEC after being rather pedestrian in the Pac-12?

  12. On 11/14/2022 at 5:58 PM, HLB said:

    they fail to comprehend that football fans in the east are attending HS football games on Friday night, traveling to respective college towns to attend the Saturday games, or just going out (in general) on a Friday night.

    So ALL football fans in the Eastern Time Zone are at a high school game, travelling to a college town or partying down at 10 o'clock on Friday nights? Talk about hyperbole.

    And yeah the Pac-12 Network is lame. I can't get it because of the lack of a Direct TV deal, but I won't pay for the SEC Network, B1G Network, Big XII/Longhorn Network or the ACC Network (if their is such a thing) either. The one thing the Pac-12 Network has is wholly owned infrastructure, which is a very valuable bargaining chip with streaming services, like Amazon or Apple.

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  13. One of my Husky friends mentioned the "Whammy in Miami," so he was clearly stoked.

    As I read somewhere. I think Lanning got hung up on Washington's first drive, and believed his defense couldn't slow down Penix, which was obviously true. Still, I'm not convinced that the onsides kick attempt or the late 4th and 1 were prudent decisions. Also regarding Lanning, Washington was smart getting another play run after that disputed catch (2nd quarter?). I think the Ducks should have called a time out and let replay have a look at it. I thought it looked incomplete.

    Regardless, it was a fun but frustrating game to watch. Congratulations to UW!

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  14. All I've read is that his ankle would be "evaluated" on Sunday. Apparently Alex Forsyth, their already dinged-up center, suffered another injury on the final drive, and so did his backup.

    It's looking pretty grim.

  15. On 11/8/2022 at 12:03 AM, dtd said:

    the doom and gloom in Seattle is sandbagging. 

    I agree. They can put UCLA-esque drives together against Oregon, and the weather - probably the only thing that can slow down their passing game -  doesn't look too bad.

    I don't think they can slow down the Ducks' running game though, so if Bo is Bo, Oregon should pull it out.

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