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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2014 Major League Baseball prediction and discussion thread. on: October 17, 2014, 02:17:28 pm
I had a fleeting thought to head down to KC for either game 1 or 2, but quickly balked at $800/ticket standing room prices. SF is actually going for cheaper, interestingly enough (whould've thought anything would go for cheaper in SF than KC)

Prices should drop as the game nears.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2014 Major League Baseball prediction and discussion thread. on: October 17, 2014, 12:41:44 am
You could root for the good guys in this World Series, but why would you?

I was at the eighteen-inning game in Washington a couple weeks ago. My tickets were standing room only and so I stood for six and a half hours and watched the Giants win. It was the greatest sports experience of my life.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: which college athletic conference is most academically presitgious? on: October 13, 2014, 05:13:24 pm
College Park is of course a dump, but it's also home.

As for the question at hand, of course the answer is the Big Ten. Everyone on campus (myself included) makes fun of the university for its obsession with making everything about the Big Ten, but it does matter.

The Pac-12 and ACC are both very top-heavy, although if the ACC today had the same composition as in the '80s (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Wake Forest, Clemson, Georgia Tech), it would come the closest to giving the Big Ten a run for its money. The Big 12 is Texas + others, and the SEC has Vanderbilt but is notable in that it has no particularly outstanding public schools. If it still had Georgia Tech and Tulane it would be closer to the second tier.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the 1985 Chicago Bears on: October 13, 2014, 05:06:26 pm
The '84 49ers were better.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: opinion of the university of oklahoma on: October 11, 2014, 10:02:09 am
Bob Stoops is great and I generally rooted for his teams against Mack Brown's Texas teams at the Cotton Bowl every year.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 11, 2014, 09:17:14 am
I too plan on watching college football all day, but at night I'm going to put on Giants–Cardinals. Are you not?
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Post random maps here on: October 05, 2014, 05:29:23 pm


This map refers to education and darker states have more.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: President Ogis - A Journey on: October 05, 2014, 05:16:25 pm
Congrats Xahar

yesssss
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football Pick'em- 2014 style on: October 04, 2014, 12:15:28 am
Marshall
Maryland
Illinois
Tennessee
Texas A&M
Virginia Tech
Indiana
Clemson
Florida State
Baylor
Bowling Green
Oklahoma
Stanford
Wisconsin
Alabama
Air Force
Louisiana State
Toledo
Rutgers
Kansas State
Miami
Pittsburgh
Southern California
South Carolina
Michigan State
Boise State
UCLA
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have your interest in US politics increased or declined after joining Atlas? on: September 24, 2014, 01:23:21 pm
Cratered.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football Pick'em- 2014 style on: September 24, 2014, 01:16:17 pm
The real leader is whoever has gotten the most SEC games right. The others are essentially exhibition games.

Easy there, clanga.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Buffalo Wild Wings on: September 23, 2014, 01:22:51 pm
As Nix pointed out, wings are a ripoff.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football Pick'em- 2014 style on: September 23, 2014, 11:35:57 am
It's nice that I've finally opened up a lead.

Oklahoma State
Arizona State
Old Dominion
Iowa
Kansas State
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Georgia
Boston College
Maryland
Michigan
Florida State
Louisville
Texas A&M
Auburn
Stanford
Ohio State
South Carolina
Boise State
Louisiana State
Miami
Mississippi
Notre Dame
Baylor
Nebraska
Southern California
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which do you prefer? on: September 23, 2014, 12:10:53 am
Personally I spent my whole day watching football on Saturday and saw no football at all on Sunday. My interest in the NFL is as low as it's ever been, but college football still captures my imagination just like it always has.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 23, 2014, 12:08:37 am
jesus christ is there football on TV every single day?!

Nah, MACtion hasn't really started yet. That's a little later in the year and that's when we get glorious Tuesday and Wednesday football.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: September 23, 2014, 12:02:56 am
Taco Bell is as American as any food there is.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish independence referendum results thread (Sept 18, 2014) on: September 18, 2014, 12:19:15 pm
Perhaps you should drop your preconceived notions about what "a modern European country" entails. Election results in Ireland always tale until the next day to be declared. England similarly often sees long delays before results are given. Not everywhere is exactly like the United States, backtored.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football Pick'em- 2014 style on: September 17, 2014, 03:26:19 pm
Auburn
Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh
Maryland
Alabama
Brigham Young
Rutgers
Utah
Missouri
Louisiana State
Arkansas
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Nebraska
Florida State
Arizona
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What type of climate do you live in? on: September 15, 2014, 10:21:31 am
Humid subtropical at school, Mediterranean at home. One of those things is much more pleasant than the other.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Petition for Adam LeBron FitzGerald to start his own Update-equivalent thread on: September 15, 2014, 10:19:24 am
X Xahar

It's time for an expansion of the Update brand.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: SWEDEN - September 14, 2014 - GUIDE and THREAD on: September 14, 2014, 11:25:39 am
Ballot secrecy is absolutely respected as long as voters have the possibility to keep their vote secret. If someone wants to make their vote known, I don't see what's the problem.

The problem is that if someone can make their vote public, then they can also be coerced to make their vote public. The secret ballot isn't really secret unless there's no way for a voter to prove that they cast a ballot for a particular party; otherwise, the possibility of voter intimidation is always present.

This is why voting by mail is so problematic.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: forum community feedback thread on: September 13, 2014, 01:43:05 am
Atlas Forum IRC Channel can be deleted and replaced by a new thread, really. There's nothing in there that's of more than immediate value.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: September 12, 2014, 03:50:46 pm
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a young rich white liberal? on: September 11, 2014, 03:33:32 pm
Young, rich, not white (only one so far), not really comfortable being described as liberal but sufficiently inculcated in that worldview that saying "not liberal" would be dishonest.

(yes)
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What kind of election do you prefer? on: September 11, 2014, 12:25:21 pm
What a bizarre question.
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