* Note: Current rankings are based on activity in the last calendar
I've seen this subject a few times, but I thought I'd start it anew. I'm cutting the cable. My only concern is Internet. I have Comcast now. How is CenturyLink, Dish Internet, etc.? My current download is about 90MBpS and my upload is about 6MBpS.
by leftyjace 2015-11-19 10:28:48
Utopia and Google Fiber are not options for me yet. My biggest concern is having a big enough pipe to enjoy Netflix and other online video streams (Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.).
For those of you that have cut the cable and done your research on Internet service, what has been the good and bad you've experienced with your providers?
I never played organized football and don't know enough about different plays. But I noticed something.
by leftyjace 2015-10-24 19:35:37
Forgive me if I don't word this right but I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terms.
I notice that USC has change strategies to quick passes. Meaning, the quarterback does a three step drop and then immediately passes it away. One thing I noticed is that the five offensive lineman are counting on only a four man rush during these types of plays. One of the guards pulls off and comes out and positions himself to immediately block for the receiver of the short drop step pass.
Is this a pretty common thing? I'm finally starting to recognize different strategies utilizing the tight ends and the offensive lineman for blocking.
I'm not sure if blitzing would help. I don't think they could get to the quarterback fast enough to prevent the quick Pass. How would you go about counteracting this type of strategy?
Guys/Gals, send out some prayers or vibes or thoughts to WebMonkey and his family. Last night he was involved in a serious car wreck. He's in the hospital. I'm sure more details will come out as time goes on. But first things first - let's hope he gets well.
After some quick thought, I'm going to go ahead and post what Chris's brother, Jared, put on Chris's Facebook timeline this morning. I will let his words speak for themselves.
Friends of Chris, this is Jared, his brother.
After nearly three years sober, due largely to pancreatitis, kidney failure, and other medical issues caused by two decades of binge-drinking, Chris began drinking again this summer and last night was in a car accident, with a BAL of 27%. He drove into the city and hit a parked car, totaling both. He is in the ICU at the U Hospital.
Instead of arresting him, the police took him to the hospital because his glucose was over 500. He lost his license and has a court date in two weeks.
All summer long, as he began drinking more and more and his sweet wife encouraged him to go to rehab, he refused. He has the stubborn pride Evans gene (which I too am guilty of) of refusing to listen to others, ever.
I would appreciate it if you would leave words of encouragement for him to go to rehab, especially for the benefit of his two daughters who, last night, once again, became very close to becoming fatherless.
I would have posted this from his account from his phone directly but the scene of the accident was so bad that the police could not find his phone.
Let me add my voice to the chorus of those chanting "No more BYU". It's just not worth it. I am a season ticket holder to both Utah football and basketball. I don't mind scheduling BYU for basketball, that tends to be a bit more tame. But football? I'm tired of the injuries and hostility especially when playing BYU doesn't do us any good in getting to the Rose Bowl. The rivalry was meaningful when it mattered to both teams. It doesn't matter to Utah now.
The local media (one member of which is CC'd in on this e-mail) scream that the rivalry is needed and that the public wants it. I think they're wrong. I think the BYU fans want it, but most everyone that is a Utah fan could "take it or leave it". And if there's no real benefit (the games at RES will sell out anyway)... why are we playing them any more???
The rivalry is over. Utah won. Let's grant it the death it deserves.
Man, we have some GREAT USMNT games coming up the rest of the year.
by leftyjace 2015-07-28 10:33:03
9/4 - Friendly - Peru - @ RFK Stadium - Fox Sports 1
9/8 - Friendly - Brazil - @ Gillette Stadium - ESPN
10/9 - Confederations Cup Playoff - Mexico - @ Rose Bowl - TBD
11/13 - World Cup Qualifier - St. Vincent or Aruba - @ Busch Stadium - TBD
11/17 - World Cup Qualifier - Trinidad & Tobago - TBD - TBD
Two friendlies against quality opponents (especially Brazil), a super-intense rivalry match for inclusion into the 2017 Confederations Cup, and then two World Cup Qualifiers that count towards qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
The violations, all reported April 13, were improperly discussing a recruit before he had been admitted, providing a helmet and jersey for a fundraiser to benefit a high school scholarship fund, sharing recruiting materials through social media, and allowing a recruit to sit in premium seating at a campus hockey game.
Greg Marsden, who led Utah gymnastics to unprecedented national success on the competitive floor and in the stands, has announced his retirement after 40 seasons as the school's head coach. Last Saturday, Utah placed second at the 2015 NCAA Championships, just five one hundredths of a point out of first place.
Megan Marsden, Utah's six-year co-head coach and an assistant for the previous 25 years, will continue in her current role. Tom Farden, Utah's assistant coach for the past five years and the former head coach at Southeast Missouri State, has been elevated to co-head coach.
A press conference announcing Greg Marsden's retirement and introducing Megan Marsden and Farden as Utah's co-head coaches will be held Tuesday, Apr. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Huntsman Center.
So... just out of curiosity... is anybody else starting to get worried about this?
by leftyjace 2015-03-18 12:47:57
This GIF shows projections of drought conditions throughout North America over the next 80 years if we maintain current emission levels.
Here's the full video from NASA, which incidentally shows a model that only goes through 2075 (vs. 2095 in the GIF above):
Also, this video is about water levels in California. Again, this is from NASA of all places.
I find it interesting that even in the "drastic changes" model, things get pretty darn severe. Mexico basically looks like it would become a desert - and I'll give you one guess as to where all of those thirsty Mexicans will want to go.
By the way, kids, this is from NASA, not a left-wing liberal group.
Serious question: Do these projections make you want to change your behavior at all? Or do those that don't believe in carbon emission issues and climate change see this as further propaganda?
Michigan is in a state of flux -- losing its quarterback (Devin Gardner), top receiver (Devin Funchess) and top defensive player (Jake Ryan) from the 2014 season. Utah has had a few significant losses as well -- Nate Orchard, Travis Wilson, Kaelin Clay and Dres Anderson … just to name a few.
Well y'all, when I wake up in the morning it'll be 1/2 way through this hell otherwise known as "recovery", and in 3 weeks I'll be able to walk on my right leg again. Thanks for helping keep me sane so far.
It is so interesting seeing how some of my friends and family react to the whole 50 Shades of Grey thing, especially given things I know about them. Some are just as hypocritical about this book as they can be about books of scripture, I swear.
This is a day of excitement! We get to see a bunch of great kids and athletes that WANT to come to Utah and play football in our stadium!
I know it's really not all that big a deal in the grand scheme of things, what with us doing as great as we do without the 4 and 5 star athletes all the time. I get that. It's still so amazing to me that we can do as well as we've done in the past with 2 and 3 star athletes. Just goes to show how great our coaching staff and culture is at the U.
But what's SO neat is to see highly touted athletes committing to come here! They're stoked! They're ecstatic! How can you NOT get excited about that, even if they don't end up panning out or something happens later on down the road???
So enjoy the day for what it is - a day of fun and excitement!
6 weeks. No bearing weight on my right leg. This is gonna suck. Luckily I have all of you to silently observe. That will keep me entertained.
by leftyjace 2015-01-31 21:52:34
Micro fracture surgery on a couple of spots on my right femur. Medical advances are SO COOL! I won't need a knee replacement until much later. But... This recovery period will be hard, and I have stairs in my house. Luckily I have a neighbor gal who needs some extra cash that can come service me. Plus I can work from home. I love technology...
Just announced, re: Offensive and Defensive Coordinators
by leftyjace 2015-01-15 14:50:14
KW and CH are going to forego hiring coordinators for next season. Kyle will serve as Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator-by-proxy, and both men are hoping that Dennis Erickson recognizes there's a void that needs to be filled prompting him to just DO THE JOB.
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I know there are many that are worked into a frenzy, but we have no influence on how things will end up. While events are within our circle of concern, they are not in our circle of influence. Therefore...
"You can always take layers off...but if you show up without layers and then it's cold, then you're in trouble." - Joe Buck
by leftyjace 2014-11-23 11:20:45
Yes it was miserable yesterday, but I dressed for a blizzard just in case and ended up using everything I brought. I have yet to be at RES with some sort of rain or snowfall where it was NOT miserable. So glad I didn't risk it.
The game sucked, the weather was horrible, and yet despite all of that I was able to still have an enjoyable day spending quality time with my son.
I love that we have a great, improving football team representing my alma mater! Love the stadium, love the spirit, love the passion and emotional investment of my fellow fans!
And guess what??? We have a chance to go 8-4 and go to a bowl game this year. 8-4!!!! At the beginning of the season I remember feeling like I was being overly optimistic hoping for 6-6 and a bowl game.
Whatever happens I'm happy with this season. I look forward to hitting the road and cheering on the UTES at whatever bowl we end up playing. And I look forward to next season's home schedule, which is going to be AWESOME!!!!!
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