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hoosierbgh

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  1. hoosierbgh

    Has Archie said anything?

    The part in bold is exactly the point I was largely trying to make, I just didn't do it as succinctly as you. Words should matter I agree but so does context and experience with the source. Unless you are speaking of a subset of people approaching one, "all" is rarely going to be the accurate way to describe them yet often people do so, ether for emphasis or because they tend to hyperbole. No, I don't think it's trivial at all, that is exactly the danger when someone communicates in hyperbole mo'st (I had to catch myself here as I was tempted to use "all" instead of most) of the time. In any case you're also correct in that the conversation has ran it's course.
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    Has Archie said anything?

    Let's not be too pedantic, you're fixating on his hyperbolic use of "all" to discredit his entire point, which is a valid one. We'll never know exactly what the percentage of sincere people to those with ulterior motives is but it's not even relevant. It is no fairer to judge the motives of those that choose not to speak publicly than it is to judge the motives of those that do. It is important that Archie, and by extension anyone else, has the right but not the requirement to comment publicly or not as they see fit. It is even more important that those like Tom Allen continue to live it regardless of commenting publicly. IMO, too many people are focused on who is or isn't saying what, that the real message is getting lost.
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    Has Archie said anything?

    Fair enough. I would point out though that those like Tom Allen, who is certainly not the only one, live it every day. It is great that they choose to speak out when they feel the need to but ultimately it is their actions when the spotlight is not on them that speak the loudest. I would also point out that no one has argued that anyone shouldn't speak out if they felt the need to, only that they don't have to.
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    Has Archie said anything?

    No, actually it's far more perceptive and thought out than the reactionary takes he so frequently posts and he's absolutely correct. Archie has every right to express himself or not about any issue he chooses. He doesn't need to join the virtue signaling mob just because some get off on telling others how they should feel or demonstrate those feelings. Personally, I'd much rather see Archie concentrate on supporting his players than do a PR stunt like Calipari, one that seems less sincere and more of a calculated move designed to help him find more kids to exploit. Better to be silent and sincere than to corrupt a tragedy into a chance for personal gain.
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    Fishing chat and pics..

    That crappie looks every bit as nice as it sounded! I just finalized my vacation plans, if the tropical storms/hurricanes and covid 19 all cooperate I will be fishing In St. Pete come September. If it is not asking too much, it would be nice if the snook and smacks cooperate too!
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    Fishing chat and pics..

    Good luck! I heard someone caught a 20" 4 lb. crappie at Patoka a few weeks ago.
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    Fishing chat and pics..

    Wow, is that chart inaccurate! The depictions of the fish are decent enough but it includes at least 5 species that won't be found within several hundred miles of Patoka and at least another 5 that are possible in theory but highly unlikely to be found there.
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    Firearms

    I shoot much less than I would like to and collect more than I probably should. My collection ranges from a few antiques to WWII mil-surps to hunting rifles with plenty of shotguns, handguns and modern defensive firearms thrown in as well. I've been focused mostly on pre-'64 Winchesters and full stocked rifles lately.
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    College Bball Thread

    Thanks! I'm sure Painter's response would be almost exactly along those lines and the frustration would be understandable to a point. The problem is a coach can't have it both ways publicly, either he is disappointed and leaves it at that or it is a frustration removed in which case he doesn't say anything. Painter's comments would be much more understandable and even laudable if Eastern were the first player to leave this year instead of the most recent of several. Also, it would help if Painter hadn't used a similar deflection a few years ago when he talked about getting back to recruiting "Purdue type players" to excuse a poor season.
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    College Bball Thread

    I have to give Painter credit for his successful deflection, I just can't believe how many seem to be falling for it though. Calling the player out after he decides to leave is nothing more than sour grapes. If Eastern was such a huge detriment to the team(and I don't doubt that he was a detriment at times) then it is the coach's responsibility to solve that problem one way or another. If a detriment to the team decides to leave voluntarily, then you celebrate quietly, be thankful you didn't have to make a tough decision and most importantly, you don't say a word to the media!
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    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo to Indiana

    He seems to have a nose for the ball, especially on rebounds. With the aggression on display in that vid he could be a dangerous player if he tightens up his handles considerably.
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    Bracketology and Team Resumes

    Even weathermen envy Lunardi's ability to be wrong so often and still be promoted as an expert.
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    Negativity Thread

    Have we really gotten to the point where no one can have a frank and open conversation for fear of someone getting the vapors at the mere mention of something that is the slightest bit political?
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    College Bball Thread

    It's even worse when you consider the talent that OSU had/has.
  15. The physicality is not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself. The real problem is the inconsistency in the way each team is called and the way it can vary from game to game. Over the course of a season it has the tendency to prop up the more brutal teams which then frequently are bounced quickly from the tournament when the games are officiated much differently. Even that wouldn't be so bad if it didn't also have the tendency to produce lower seeding for the better, more talented and usually less brutal teams.
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