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#21 BlueSky

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:44

Okay, for my first post I just ballparked Green-Ellis' touches based on a quick look at his stats, and forgot about receptions. Since everyone seemed to share my surprise, I added them all up and he has 200 more touches than I thought:

College - 920 carries, 39 receptions
Pro - 510 carries, 26 receptions

Total - 1,505 touches without a fumble. And BTW, supposedly he never fumbled in high school either.

You know what this means, right? He'll put the ball on the ground in the SB. :D
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Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:46

http://kottke.org/12/01/president-john-tylers-grandsons-are-still-alive


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That's AMAZING. Definitely going to bring that up when I get to that era in my class.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:57


http://kottke.org/12...are-still-alive


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That's AMAZING. Definitely going to bring that up when I get to that era in my class.

I was just going to post that haha. And I thought it was weird that my grandpa was bron in 1929, and his dad was bron in 1853.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:04

From the linked site about Tyler's grandsons...

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Someone needs to come up with a term for this sort of thing (history bridges? no.). There's also this 1956 game show appearance of a Lincoln assassination eyewitness and Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) shaking hands during his lifetime with both John Quincy Adams (b 1767) and John F Kennedy (d 1963), one man spanning 200 years of American history.
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This is similar to something that always amazed me about advances in transportation, particularly aviation. It's perfectly plausible that a child whose family took weeks (or even months) to cross America by wagon train (circa 1880*) could have lived long enough to cover the same distance in just six hours on a Boeing 707 (circa 1959).

* Given the Transcontinental Railroad wasn't completed until 1869, cross-country wagon travel must have still been a routine form of travel in 1880.

Then of course there's technology. You would have needed a station wagon in 1975 to haul around the amount of music an iPod holds, and a backpack full of 35mm film to shoot what you can put on a single memory card.
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Posted January 26, 2012 - 12:05

Hard to believe...

My family's first computer had enough memory to hold one animated gif.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 12:30

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 12:46

Those websites are hard to believe ^_^
I saw, I came, I left.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 12:56


And also that the most fumbles in a game is 7.
Wouldn't you have taken the guy out after, say, the 4th one?

Well, you don't just yank hall-of-fame QB's. I'd be willing to bet that it was a miserable day and they were almost all center/QB exchange miscues.


According to this, I'd guess that you're right. Of the 9 total fumble that the Chiefs had that day, they only lost 3. The Chargers also had a pair of fumbles of their own and didn't score at all in the second half. Seems like it was a pretty sloppy game altogether.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 13:01


http://kottke.org/12...are-still-alive


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That's AMAZING. Definitely going to bring that up when I get to that era in my class.

Add this link, from that link, because this is just awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 19:41

The Pats vs. Raiders "tuck rule" game was 10 years ago.

And...and ya know what we gotta do? We gotta go kick him in da penis. He'll be injured. Injured bad.


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Posted January 26, 2012 - 19:44

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 19:57



http://kottke.org/12...are-still-alive


:blink: :blink: :blink: :blink:

That's AMAZING. Definitely going to bring that up when I get to that era in my class.

Add this link, from that link, because this is just awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk



What also amazing is the Court Justice who met John Quincy Adams and JFK....

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 20:15

  • Basically 9/11 even still today. Not to stir the pot, but I don't see how an airplane could destroy a building constructed in the modern age. All the controversy and the irrational physics and poor explanations, everything that's happened in part to the events, it's mind blowing.


With all the columns that the plane destroyed, as well as the consistant fires at the weakest parts of the building burning and weakening the steel to the point where it bowed and caused the sides to cave in, thus leaving any support of the top floors obsolete, it's very easy to understand how it collapsed. Not saying you're a 9/11 conspiracy dope, but you may want to check out Mark Robert's website (wtc7lies.googlepages.com) which is probably the best and most comprehensive guide to 9/11 facts and myths on the net.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 20:19

It's also the fact that the initial impact and explosions blasted off a lot of the fire-resistant material surrounding the columns which further worsened the weakening of the supports.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 21:52

Considering how big boxing was in the 80s and 90s, it's hard to believe that Mayweather vs Pacquiao (spelling) may be the last big marquee matchup boxing has to offer. We better get used to associating the term "fight night" with MMA.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 22:16

It's hard to believe that the Dolphins won back-to-back super bowls in 1972-73 considering how terrible they are now.



I will have you know from 1970-2003 the Dolphins had exactly two sub .500 seasons.
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Posted January 26, 2012 - 22:17



http://kottke.org/12...are-still-alive


:blink: :blink: :blink: :blink:

That's AMAZING. Definitely going to bring that up when I get to that era in my class.

Add this link, from that link, because this is just awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk


That dude died just two months after appearing on I've Got a Secret, a couple of days shy of the 91st anniversary of the assassination. Also, Bill Cullen is awesome (the panelist in the glasses and game show legend).

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 23:28

  • That Jerry Sandusky is still alive/not in prison.
  • Basically 9/11 even still today. Not to stir the pot, but I don't see how an airplane could destroy a building constructed in the modern age. All the controversy and the irrational physics and poor explanations, everything that's happened in part to the events, it's mind blowing.
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Considering that the towers were completed in 1972 and 1973 without standards that are in place today, I can see how it fell. Think about the fuel mixture for airplanes, it is basically kerosene, which is a heavier fraction in the distillation process than gasoline. The heavier hydrocarbons found in Jet Fuel burns hotter than typical gas which basically melted the steel in the buildings to the point where the structure could not take all the weight.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 00:06

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 00:26

This year will be 10 years since the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. I remember them like they were yesterday. Crazy...

Also, if Orrin Hatch wins re-election to his senate seat this year, by the end of his new term, he will have been a U.S. Senator for 42 years. Holy shiz.

On a personal note, May 27th will have been two years since I graduated high school. That just doesn't seem right.

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