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    Does everyone have that one 'unique' member of your extended family or am I just lucky?

    by pangloss
    2019-07-09 16:32:05

    I have a first cousin in Ogden. He's a few years older than me, nearly 70. He was an odd duck 60 years ago and stayed on that path his whole life. He calls himself a disabled Vietnam vet and gets around on a Jazzy scooter. He was in the Navy during the war, but never visited Nam. That bugs me. He bugged me when he was 12.

    On Friday he was riding his scooter crossing one of the main 4 lane roads. A kid turning at the intersection hit him in the crosswalk knocking the scooter over. The kid freaked out, understandably, and ran over to my cousin saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, are you all right?". My cousin carries a hand carved cane. It's a substantial piece of wood, more like a bat. When the kid got to him, my cousin bashed him in the head with the cane.

    There's a lot more to the story I won't go into. The kid needed stitches but there was no concussion, apparently. My cousin got a couple scrapes, but thankfully, no serious injuries. They didn't charge him with assault.

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    ESPN article on Alex Smith

    by pangloss
    2019-06-22 15:02:08

    Alex is an adult and can make his own decisions, and I've enjoyed wating him the league, but I hope he quits football. He had a bad concussion with San Francisco and damn near lost his leg with the compound fracture. He's a warrior and a winner, but it's time to get a booth job if he's so inclined.

    QB Smith: Big step will be learning to run again

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    RIP Niki Lauda

    by pangloss
    2019-05-21 17:43:53

    Niki Lauda died yesterday at 70. He was a Formula 1 racing champion in the 70' & 80's.

    This is my best recollection of the truth. It has been a while.

    I started work at Hercules Aerospace in 1980. In '82 or '83 Lauda and John Watson visited the plant and spoke briefly at the lunch room. They had joined the Mclaren racing team which had joined with Hercules to build the chassis for their new design. Old article.

    Watson also came to recognize the engineers & technicians who designed and built the driver cockpit for the car he crashed a year earlier. They brought the actual cockpit from the crash. It was a nondescript graphite box about 4' by 2', open on top with some access holes. One corner was damaged a little. It wasn't much to look at, it looked like a soapbox racer without tires & steering wheel.

    They showed a film of that crash. He hit the wall hard, tearing the front and rear off the car as it burst into flames.

    Lauda had crashed a couple years earlier, was burnt badly and nearly died. The burn scars on his head were gruesome when he visited. Watson thanked those who were involved for building the cockpit that saved his life.

    Formula 1 race car drivers were like rock stars back then - especially in Europe and the UK. Lauda and Watson were big time. Paul Newman wanted to be them. I had no idea.

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    UCLA Football and Basketball on Brink of NCAA APR Penalties

    by pangloss
    2019-05-15 13:39:05

    UCLA Football and Basketball on Brink of NCAA APR Penalties

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    In honor of Doris Day, may she rest in peace, one of the world's best quips.

    by pangloss
    2019-05-13 13:01:37

    "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin"
    - Oscar Levant

    If you don't know Doris Day's personna back in the day, this won't make much sense. Trust me, it's funny.

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    Preseason polls are meaningless, unless they aren't. ESPN has Utah #18 in their preseason poll

    by pangloss
    2019-04-19 11:40:41

    Oregon #10
    Washington #17
    Utah #18
    UCLA #21
    Stanford #24

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    Slate article on Skinner - wow. This is really something to be published right before nationals. I hope she hasn't read it

    by pangloss
    2019-04-17 13:27:44

    The Most Hated Gymnast in the NCAA

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    Kyle Korver essay on race.

    by pangloss
    2019-04-08 12:02:19

    This is an impressive statement. My respect for Korver is greater.


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    My impression is that the Utes played zone a lot this year. Is that a change in philosophy or was it driven by the height of the guards and freshman playing time?

    by pangloss
    2019-04-07 15:08:23

    The two coaches with the greatest influence on the Utah basketball program are, arguably, Montgomery and Majerus. Both were primarily Man D coaches.

    Conference teams play more zone now - with Washington, Oregon, UCLA and others.

    But it seems to me that most of this year's sweet 16 played man.

    I stumbled on this Montgomery quote, “In my opinion, it takes two good years to teach man-to-man defense. It really does. To teach kids how to slide, how to close and all of that stuff – two years. With the zone you can put it in pretty quick and cause people problems.”

    So, did Utah's reliance on the three freshmen force them into more zone this year? Was it driven by the height-challenged Van Dyke and Barefield? Was it copying the crowd?

    Or is my memory completely shot and the Utes have always been a zone team. If that's the case, don't tell me I'm happier in my ignorance.

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    by pangloss
    2019-03-26 15:08:49

    Thieves try to siphon gas from bus, only to suck out sewage by accident instead

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    by pangloss
    2019-03-25 13:49:38

    It galls me, but I've got to hand it to the Ducks.

    They are the regular season's fifth place team.

    In the conf tourney they beat WSU by 31, #3 Utah by 12 after trailing by 6 at the half, #2 ASU by by 4, and #1 Washington by 20 after leading by 2 at the half.

    In the NCAA tourney they beat 5th seeded Wisconsin (4th place in the Big 10) by 18 after being tied at the half.

    They beat Cal Irvine by 19 after trailing by 2 with 12:35 to go. Leading by 14 the wheels came off at the end of the first half. They were stuck at 35 from 1:35 to go in the first half until 12:35 in the second and found themselves down 2. It looked like an epic collapse. From that point they outscored CI 38-17.

    Their end-of-game runs have been incredible.

    I think their run will end Thursday against #1 seed Virginia, but I wouldn't bet that way. The Ducks have represented the conference extremely well.

    So anyway, Go Ducks, I guess.

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    With Poeltl and Wright gone from the Raptors, they're no longer on my radar. Bogut's return to Golden State was a nice surprise. Warrior fans & players welcomed him back with open arms, pretty nice stuff.

    by pangloss
    2019-03-23 11:38:20

    Warrior fans gave him a standing ovation before he was even announced. I didn't know he was such a fan favorite. There about a dozen Youtube videos about his return - here's a couple.

    Some highlights.

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    RIP Willie Moore

    by pangloss
    2019-03-17 13:35:30

    Mr. Willie Moore

    Mr. Moore and his wife Betty were long time friends of my parents. My mother and Betty were childhood friends in Ogden. Over the decades they lost track of each other. One day my grandmother struck up a conversation with a black woman on the bus. They were both long time residents of Ogden. My grandmother mentioned her daughter in law, phone numbers exchanged, and after about 50 years their friendship renewed.

    Betty was married to Willie Moore, a barber and owner of a barbershop on 25th Street in Ogden. For years, Willie, Betty and my parents met often.

    I was close to 30 when their friendship grew and I met Betty and Willie. Willie was quite a character. His stories of a black man in Utah during the 1930's and 40's were great. He cut hair in the Hotel Utah before opening shop in Ogden and met dozens of famous people like JFK. He played for the Globetrotters. I dropped by his shop about a dozen years ago. He was in his 80's, still cutting hair six days per week. He said I looked raggy and cut my hair.

    When my son was about 5 he asked about his grandparents. I told him about my parents and my wife's parents. Then he asked how his other grandparents, Willie and Betty fit in. This is an old picture of my son, Mr. Moore, and another kid.

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    After the ASU @AZ game, Miller sounded a lot like he's coached his last game in the desert. The feds are closing in, they alledgedly have him on tape discussing then-recruit Ayton and $100,000

    by pangloss
    2019-03-10 13:03:55

    If he resigns or gets fired, Az's #1 rated recruiting class is free to go elsewhere, right?

    Miller to Arizona fans: 'Thank you for everything'

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    In the spirit of finding something all of us can agree on. Here is the goofiest bunch of shat I've seen in decades - the best pictures from the New York Times Men's Fashion magazine.

    by pangloss
    2019-03-03 13:21:54

    When I was a young student radical hippie I remember when old farts would get in your face and ask if you were male or female because you had long hair and dressed casual-cheap. If this is this is the natural progression of hippie style, I apologize to all the old farts I told to fuck off.

    The best pictures from the New York Times Men's Fashion magazine

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    Ungrateful little jerk

    by pangloss
    2019-03-02 13:39:35

    Just to lighten the mood.

    Parrot Trapped On Roof Keeps Telling Fire Crew To "F**k Off"

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    I'm no coach and I'll support the Utes whatever they do, but the Utes should go back to their roots and play man-to-man defense.

    by pangloss
    2019-02-25 16:39:11

    With so many freshmen the Utes will make mistakes playing man. It's worth it.

    The extra effort with man defense transfers to offense. We saw that against WSU. The team played hard at both ends for 40 minutes. Rebounding is better. Tracking down loose balls is better. Playing 'monster' against star opponents is better. Players stay active, pay attention and don't turn into spectators.

    Utah has been a man D program since spot was a pup. Majarus thought if you had to play zone to win, it wasn't worth it (box & 1 the sole exception). The six inch in-your-face stance wasn't a zone. Unless you're Boeheim, one of his disciples, or Air Force, zone D is for sissies.

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    2010 Syracuse

    by pangloss
    2019-02-21 14:25:56

    Washington is similar to the 2010 Syracuse team. Hopkins was the long time assistant to Bayheim and brought their defence with him.

    In 2010 Syracuse played in the NCAA regionals in SLC. That team started a 6'5" guard, three 6'6" - 6'8" swings and a 6'9" center. At least three players were drafted. They won the Big East regular season, then lost in the first round of the conf tourney. Despite that loss, they were a #1 seed in the NCAA and won their first game against Vermont by 24. They beat Gonzaga in the 2nd round by 22, 87-65. They played in the Salt Lake regional and lost in a 'shocking upset' to the Gordon Hayward Butler team, 63-59.

    I expect Washington will have a similar post season - without the #1 seed.

    Last night Syracuse beat #18 Louisville 69-49.

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    weird season, weird game

    by pangloss
    2019-02-16 23:30:42

    Edwards went 1-7, 4 points in Boulder. He went 9-14, 28 pts 64% tonight. He's shot 31% for the season

    ASU shot 42% FG, 43% 3, 59% FT in Boulder; 54% FG, 46% 3 and 20-24 84% FT in SLC

    Congratulations to ASU, damnit.

    I hope the Utes play them on Friday in Vegas

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    by pangloss
    2019-02-13 12:40:26

    This century, Utah's record against Arizona is awful - one win and a bunch of losses, I think.

    Tomorrow should be different. They've lost six of their last seven and five in a row. They've had bad loses against Wash St (14 points), @UCLA (21) and @USC (23). Last year's promising-but-underperforming freshman, five star PG Akot quit the team seven games ago when their losing funk started and will transfer to Boise.

    Jeter (6'10" center) and Randolph, the two who each scored 21 against the Utes in January have been inconsistent.

    Miller describes his team as fragile in terms of depth and talent. He's developed a nervous twitch in his left shoulder. He and Jeter look & sound like their dogs died in this week's news conference.

    So anyway, the Utes should pound 'em. The cats can't lose enough to make me happy, but they're going in the right direction.

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    I don't know which Utah win was more improbable, last night's or this one.

    by pangloss
    2019-02-10 13:21:20

    One thing is sure, yesterday's win will be included in the updated version of the 100 greatest moments when the do the 200 seasons of Utah basketball.

    I was at this 1985 game. It was swell.

    Hendrix is now the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development. He was a great basketball player - 4 year starter, three year captain. He didn't play football at the U, but went on to play six years for the Cowboys.

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    What an improbable week in an odd PAC12 year

    by pangloss
    2019-02-10 11:35:52

    I'm probably influenced too much by prior years, but the games in bold seem like upsets. And there seemed to be a home court disadvantage, home teams 3 wins, visitors 8 with the So Cal teams getting swept at home by Colorado & Utah, Arizona getting swept, and ASU beating Washington at home after losing to WSU.

    Utah 77 @USC 70
    Colorado 84 @UCLA 73

    Cal 62 @Oregon 73

    Washington St 91 @ASU 70
    Wash 67 @Arizona 60
    Stanford 83 @Oregon St 60

    Utah 93 @UCLA 92
    Cal 71 @Oregon St 79
    Wash St 69 @Arizona 55
    Washington 63 @Arizona St 75
    Colorado 69 @USC 65

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    ESPN has 6 or 7 highlights from the game on their site, all UCLA.

    by pangloss
    2019-02-09 18:00:20

    I don't care how long it's been since UCLA dominated, beating them at Pauley is fantastic.

    The LAX team won their first ever today.

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    So, which UCLA team will show up? ESPN has the Bruins at 76% win probability.

    by pangloss
    2019-02-09 14:21:03

    I expect the crowd will be flat today - afternoon game, coming off a loss and three losses in a row. I saw one of their recent games, I don't remember which one, and Bartow was in the face of a player screaming at him. I doubt he has a chance to be elevated and lose the interim tag. They're talented, but have folded - their 5 conference losses have all been by double digits.

    Utah by 12.

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    I'm always looking for cheery things. Here's one - Arizona has lost three games in a row and faces Washington tonight.

    by pangloss
    2019-02-07 11:28:14

    Maybe the NCAA will put 'em on probation. That would be like Christmas when I was 12.

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    stumbled on this video of Bol Bol v. Ute signee Matt Van Komen

    by pangloss
    2019-02-06 20:58:26

    7'5" - tallest Ute ever?

    It's too bad Bol got hurt. It sounds like he's going pro.

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    A theory of winning college basketball after a disappointing weekend.

    by pangloss
    2019-02-03 12:46:15

    First, a definition of 'win'. I think these are conservative milestones: getting into NCAA regularly (2 years out of 4), making sweet 16 occasionally (1 out of 5 years), competing for conference titles (top quartile 4 of 5 years). Other off-court requirements: academic excellence or close-to-it, no recruiting or other NCAA scandals, turds get run out after failing a second chance. There are other on- and off-court requirements, but these are a reasonable start.

    There are two ways to win in college basketball. Truism: Teams win when their roster includes 2 or 3 NBA or near-NBA talented players.

    The perennial marque programs (Duke, Kentucky, N.Carolina, Kansas etc.) and near-marque programs (Arizona, Oregon, Gonzaga, Michigan St. etc ) win by one of two routes: 1) By recruiting a couple one-and-done and two-and-done players every year.

    Or 2) Develop a few NBA or near-NBA juniors and seniors. The near-marque and near-marque-wannabes (Utah, Stanford, Tennessee, Wichita etc) usually win this way - with several players in their 3rd and 4th years of playing together.

    Utah's player turnover causes years like this one, where 50% of the minutes are played by the three freshmen and the sophomore, Tillman. They're inconsistent with flashes of great and bad. None of those four players are one-and-done and probably not two-and-done NBA talents. All four might develop into NBA or near-NBA talents as juniors and seniors and the Utes will win bigly. If the core players transfer, the Utes will stay in the "wait till next year or the year after" realm.

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    I just tuned into Utah's first Lacross match v. Vermont. They're down 10-4 at the half. I saw two Utah goals and a flag ( I don't know who it was against or for what ). The ball (?) is really small and hard to follow. It looks like a great game.

    by pangloss
    2019-02-01 17:14:54

    We need a new sports category. I put this in other sports but that's for darts and bowling, if I'm not mistaken.

    It's on PAC12 network.

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    Youtube - Operation Backfire. Launching a V2.

    by pangloss
    2019-01-27 15:22:11

    I found this while wandering around virtual land. A couple of you might be interested.

    It shows the post-war assembly and launch of a V2 by the Brits using captured Germans and captured German equipment. A couple nifty things I saw were the portable 10 ton overhead crane and the <something-or-other> wagon. The special tooling, special equipment, ground support equipment and launch support equipment were also interesting, but my previous life selling stuff like that warped my interest. The trajectory of the rocket is a kick, 20 miles of thrust, 180 miles of ballistic arc. The 'launch troop' guy smoking a cigarette on the launch pad is a surprise.

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    numbers geek that I am, a few M BBall stats

    by pangloss
    2019-01-27 12:34:52

    PAC 12 games only, PAC 12 stats

    Utah team
    fg% 2, 49.1% (Wash 1, 51.4% )
    3pt FG% 1, 42.4%
    3pt FG made 1, 73
    points/game 2, 78.3 (UCLA 1, 81.9)

    points/game Barefield #7 18.1, Allen #17 13.3, Tillman #25 12.3
    3 pt shots/points per game Barefield #1 3.7/8.6, Tillman #10 2.1/4.6
    3 pt % Tillman #4 46.9%, Gach #8 43.5%, Barefield #9 43.3%

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    If you have enough money you can get clean junk rather than junk junk. I'm confident Keith doesn't mess with junk junk. And cigarettes are a crap shoot. He's been on a lucky roll for a long time. Good for him.
    (34 days ago, 0 stars)

    Ayton was probably the #1 ranked recruit in the country. The suggestion that Miller was hands-off in the recruiting process and Richardson acted on his own is ludicrous. Four months in prison is also ludicrous.
    (34 days ago, 2 stars)

    Idle curiosity
    (35 days ago, 1 stars)

    yea, it was an odd choice of words, but that's what he said. 'Rule' or 'Command' would have been closer to his meaning I think.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    When asked about the rumor that Kim's murdered half-brother was a CIA asset, trump said "we would not do that under my auspices" I think means he will stop the CIA from spying on N.Korea.
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    "Obstruction is quit (sic) a stretch"?
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    As much as I would like to see the White House stormed and trump frog marched to prison tomorrow, I think Pelosi's methodical approach is probably smart. Investigate, subpoena, force testimony, build popular support.
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    I misunderstood. It isn't rocket science. 220v plugs have two patterns, just buy the right one. It might just be crudded up and need cleaning.
    (36 days ago, 0 stars)

    That's a serious fire hazard. Unplug it. Inspect the plug. If there's nothing apparent, call the owner. Sparks on a plug are bad news.
    (36 days ago, 1 stars)

    Didn't one of the Mars space probes miss the planet because of a mistake in metric vs English? Maybe I'm dreaming.
    (37 days ago, 0 stars)

    Thanks, I'll leave that unedited.
    (37 days ago, 6 stars)

    I'm about half finished with Preet Bharara's book "Dong Justice" He was the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The book looks at the processes to investigate & prosecute federal crimes. Good book.
    (37 days ago, 0 stars)

    Back when America was great, I bought a Ford van with a mix of metric and the king's standard. I didn't think that was possible, so it took a while to figure it out.
    (38 days ago, 0 stars)

    I've lived in Utah my whole life so my exposure to unions is skewed - although I was once a member of UPEA, a kind of toothless imitation of a union.
    (38 days ago, 1 stars)

    It must be a full moon. The lunatics are working overtime. This time it's Fox News' Tucker Carlson.
    (38 days ago, 6 stars)

    I'm with you. Except placing blame on unions. Union power is a shadow of its past.
    (38 days ago, 0 stars)

    I think the country's institutions would prevail.
    (38 days ago, 0 stars)

    Whew, that was close. Mexico blinked and gave in to trump's demands. No tariffs tomorrow. Our fearless leader delivered. Promise made, promise kept.
    (38 days ago, 8 stars)

    His singing on Willie the Pimp is a historic musical milestone on one of greatest albums of all time, Zappa's Hot Rats.
    (40 days ago, 0 stars)

    Give your spouse almonds and pickled eggs, play soft rock and dress in saran wrap.
    (40 days ago, 1 stars)

    Reviewing candidate policies takes effort. Look at the web pages of Biden, Warren and Chang. Each of those three have policy statement up the kazoo. This is true: I couldn't get past the donation page on trump's site.
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    I couldn't find current capital plant & equipment investment stats after an exhaustive 3 minute google, so I don't know how its been going. I know stock buybacks have set records - not a positive development.
    (42 days ago, 1 stars)

    I wonder when it will occur to small, service companies to bid up wages & benefits to attract and retain unskilled labor. .
    (42 days ago, 4 stars)

    Yea, I don't imagine that's a fun job right now. That thing sure looks like Schwartz's EELV. GEM case, right?
    (43 days ago, 0 stars)

    Trump feels no shame breaking contracts he agreed to. He routinely stiffs vendors and thinks it a badge of honor to be sued.
    (43 days ago, 4 stars)

    Their focus on schedule so they didn't lose sales to Airbus should have set the alarms off.
    (43 days ago, 0 stars)

    Did you see the Osceola static test. I wonder what changes they made to the Shuttle nozzle. Of all the things that could go wrong, I wouldn't have expected the exit cone. Thoughts?
    (43 days ago, 0 stars)

    Classic republicans, those who hold classic republican values, are an endangered species. A bunch of them abandoned their long-held principals and turned into trumpets by choice.
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