The Onion is no longer fake news....they are future news
by The Thrill 2019-04-12 08:55:47
I was just listening to a lead "reporter" from the Onion talk about how tough it is these days for them to write satirical articles due to our current administration.
For example, this writer mentioned a recent article where he was proclaiming that Donald Trump declared "America is full." And then just before print, Trump actually said that. At this point he couldn't release the article because that would destroy the integrity of The Onion.
He mentioned a couple of other articles that never made print, like one headline "Trump and Un become best buddies and discuss hotels in North Korea."... and then that happened.
So, if you're looking for up to the in the near future news, look no further than The Onion.
I don't care what anybody says, "One Shining Moment" is a great tradition
by The Thrill 2019-04-08 23:01:57
I love the song, it's cheesy but so are all fight songs. It's what it represnts, 68 teams all fighting for their lives in the spotlight of America for 3 weeks. The video showing all the great moments gets me every time.
I hope it never goes away, but it could use some more Utah highlights from time to time
Tried to get a quote from Action Plumbing....don’t do it
by The Thrill 2019-04-04 20:49:38
First off, the guy was thirty minutes late and called me to ask if I still wanted him to come over. And asked “so what do you want from us?”
Then after 30 minutes of this guy bad mouthing his competitors and telling me how awesome his crew is he makes me tell him the details of what I’m looking for. All I know is I need a central air unit and a new furnace,. I don’t have a clue what else so I tell him “not sure, that’s what you’re here to help me figure out,” The guy tells me “I can’t just guess, but I guess I have to.” I told him I’m just looking for options.
Then the guy wanders around my house counting vents and berating the paint job in the house until he says “I’ll put together three options for you, good, better and best” which is what the scheduling person said was standard procedure. Not sure why I had to force that out of him.
So my new buddy leaves and says he’ll email me a quote, I ask him “Do you want my email?” His response “naa, I’ll just text it to you” that was three days ago. Nothing.
I watched the local hacks for the first time in about 20 years tonight
by The Thrill 2019-03-24 23:31:41
I can’t believe I used to think locals sports broadcasters were cool. Watching them now with a better understanding of how society works, these guys are creepy nobody’s. They swoon over high school and college aged kids then beat their chest with a bravado of arrogance with little to show.
The only people I assume who still look up to these local clowns are 15-20 year old kids as I was when I actually thought they were somebody. Kinda pathetic really. Devoting your entire life to the success of others.
Is it a surprise to anybody that the extremely wealthy were cheating the system to get their children notoriety?
by The Thrill 2019-03-12 17:06:46
It’s the American way to pay off your opposition. Bribery and payoffs is the only way to get ahead now. Sure you can still work hard and tirelessly until your fingers bleed but you’ll still be inferior to your golden spoon counterpart.
Have you seen the mongoloid college graduates wandering around out there in the business professional world? I deal with these idiots daily. College graduate my ass.
I know some people question my prediction program, no worries.
by The Thrill 2019-03-10 12:10:26
"It's why you play the game."
Since 2/3 it's been pretty accurate.
Stanford has been right where I picked them all season
2 teams excelled (Utah and Oregon St)
2 teams underperformed (UCLA and Arizona)
Everybody else finished within 1 game of where I had them predicted most of the season
- Avg wins = the average of wins my computer predicted for each week.
Of course it's pretty tough to guess winners and losers, if it was easy we'd all be making Vegas broke.
Great final weekend for college basketball. Several conference tournament pairing depend on games today. March Madness begins today!!
by The Thrill 2019-03-09 08:26:29
Some conference tournaments have already began and teams are playing well into the night for a chance at the big dance. I saw a WCC game will end around 3am Eastern time due to daylight savings. Crazy!
For 25 years I’ve met up with buddies and taken the first and second days of the NCAA tournament off to watch games, still going to this day. Only one year I couldn’t, had to quit that job, that's just unacceptable. I typically bounce around from places each year, TWC is great, BWW is ok except one year I had to beg them to change it away from Ellen to live games plus I hung out with Loyter that year by accident.
One year I sat with Moses Scurry from the 1990 UNLV team that dominated, yes he was one of the guys from the hot tub photo. A few years ago I was checking out the scene of first round games downtown and a scalper gave me a great deal on lower bowl seats, the games had already begun so he was dumping them. I sat by Rachel Nichols from ESPN for Northwestern and Vanderbilt, game of the tournament. In the past we used to go to Wendover but missed most of the games due to sitting at the blackjack table, still fun though. I remember watching Utah vs Arizona in 1998 in Las Vegas with some of my BYU fan friends. Great memory.
I’ll be doing it again this year. Filling out probably 23 brackets in hopes one of them does well or perfect, it would be nice to retire. Probably some wing joint or dive bar with some buddies. Maybe running into somebody I didn’t plan on. I love it.
I’d like to read some of your NCAA tournament traditions. What places do you go or things you’ve been a part of for the tournament? People you've encountered. It’s almost here!
Obviously, anything can happen.
Hopefully somebody takes interest in this, don't want it to be propaganda.
As for the season, Utah has been the biggest surprise. Picked 8th in the preseason and going into conference play all models had them at 1 win, 7 at very best. Utah is +10 on predictions (highest in league)
UCLA is the biggest drop. Predicted 15-4 in conference they are lucky if they finish 10-8. Obviously they'll want revenge on Utah.
The next biggest surprise was Washington. Only had them at 11-7 in conference. They look to finish 16-2 and running away with it.
I’m no judge but it appears MyKayla Skinner has been robbed of about 6 perfect 10s this season
by The Thrill 2019-03-02 21:08:43
I know in the past she had a tendency to have split ankles on the vault and now judges look for it. I’ve seen some 10.0 UCLA vaults with more imperfections than most of MyKayla’s average vaults that go for 9.750.
Plus her floor routine is top notch but doesn’t have a playful flirty feel. It seems the flirty routines get bonus points for being playful.
Maybe I’m bias and admittedly a casual fan but I think it’s time she gets her 10s more consistently. Diehard or Vegas? Any opinions?
Stumbled across Gonzaga beating up some small town school tonight.
by The Thrill 2019-02-23 23:25:54
The announcers were saying that Gonzaga isn’t getting credit for playing in a “pretty tough” conference, the WCC went 10-7 vs the Pac12. Didn’t mention the Pac12 is really down this year. Then in the same breath said Duke has to play Virginia and Kentucky will probably have to play Tennessee and both could easily lose those games. Then said if and it’s likely that Gonzaga finishes the WCC tournament undefeated they should be a #1 overall seed.
While I agree Gonzaga is really good I find it contradictory to state they are undervalued then clearly state other teams have it tougher.
Just an observation. Playing in a power conference with deep benches, the ACC, SEC and even the Pac12 game after game is much tougher than the one semi-tough conference game in the WCC.
Stop caring about these people after the fact. Society only cares because it costs so much and people only care because they feel guilty.
My point is, let them die. If you've reached out to them and they're still in a shitty situation it's probably better for everybody if they weren't here. They know that. I have friends in elderly care and they're constantly telling patients families "it's time to say goodbye, you're keeping them here for your benefit and that's not what's best for your family member." Kind of the same thing with suicide.
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