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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 09, 2013, 09:59:34 PM »
The QB gets too much credit in a win and too much blame in a loss.  Not saying I agree that is okay, but that is reality, especially with the transition to a pass-heavy league.
Yes, and it's silly. That's why I rarely watch ESPN or read the majority of websites about football. People prefer superficial analysis to actual analysis.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 09, 2013, 09:39:38 PM »
I would argue the quarterback is the most influential player on the field, almost always.
Well, yeah, the QB is the most important player on the team. Excluding the coach, GM, and owner, he may be the most important person in the entire organization.

A bad QB = a bad team, and a bad (minus QB) team and a great QB can = an okay team
Eh, here is where you start to make the leap from "most important" to "only thing of importance". The 2000 Ravens won a Superbowl with Trent Dilfer at QB. Meanwhile, guys like Philip Rivers and Dan Marino, both very very good QB's, have never won a Superbowl.

What's more important than having a good QB is having a system that your QB can thrive in. Tom Brady, if playing on the Bears for the last decade or so, would be far less successful. That's because Tom Brady relies on good pass protection to be successful, and the Pats have been smart and kept a great line in front of him for the vast majority of his career.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 09, 2013, 09:20:37 PM »
Missing Gronk is pretty big, because it puts a lot more pressure on Edelman and Amendola to consistently make plays. Of course, Tom Brady has done more with less, but it'll still hurt their chances in the playoffs. Gronk is great because there's almost no defensive player in the league that could cover him in a 1 on 1 situation.

Also, I'm going to state this right now. Wins and losses are a team stat. This includes Superbowl wins and losses. I'm sure I've broken this rule before, but attributing wins and losses to a QB, or any individual player, is moronic.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Gravity vs. Universal Acceleration
« on: December 08, 2013, 07:57:41 PM »
Some FE theorists think gravity exists, others think it doesn't. 

If you think it does, explain how it works on the FE model, and whether or not it is exists along with universal acceleration.

If you think it doesn't, then explain why.
Universal Acceleration exists. Gravitation probably exists. I don't know if the Earth exhibits gravitation, but the other planets appear to.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Gateway Musicians
« on: December 07, 2013, 08:30:48 PM »
Foo Fighters.

There goes my hero...

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Technology & Information / Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« on: December 07, 2013, 01:20:48 AM »
Saddam, just use mibbit.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 07, 2013, 01:04:22 AM »
Do you have any evidence that it will snow?  Also, Joe is 4-0 in Superbowls.  Something Tom will never, ever be able to claim.  He also won't win a 4th so it doesn't matter.
Making it to six Superbowls and winning 4 would be more impressive than making it to four Superbowls and winning four. Same wins, two more appearances.

That is fairly accurate.  It isn't fair that I always win.
So, to clarify, you throw out shitty bets and hope morons (No offense Sean) take them.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 06, 2013, 06:58:21 AM »
Go Seahawks.  We better win it this season while all of our beasts are still on rookie contracts.
Hopefully they keep home field, otherwise, they'll choke on the road.
Like in the Superbowl. Where it will be snowing. And Tom Brady will get that fourth ring. And be the GOAT. Fuck Joe Montana.

Out of curiosity, his bet seemed to be based off exactly what you said, what is unfair about it?
The expected value of the gamble was below 0. EV(g)<0

Betting against me always has that value.  Ask Sean.
So you don't offer fair bets? Got it.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:31:16 PM »
Out of curiosity, his bet seemed to be based off exactly what you said, what is unfair about it?
The expected value of the gamble was below 0. EV(g)<0

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:08:02 PM »
So Franklin claims the Patriots will win the Superbowl, however he isn't confident enough that they will even make it to bet $25.
Yes, because you didn't offer a fair bet and I'm not a moron.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:41:56 PM »
Junker I'll take that, but since you said not to pay you and save my money last time, if you win I'll pay 100. Serious bets serious this time

Sounds good.  If Franklin wants in on the action, I am cutting it to $25 per bet.  Franklin is a pussy, though, so he won't.
Well obviously. It's not a fair bet. However, I think that if the Patriots can get past the Denver Mannings, they can easily win the whole thing. Brady and Bellicheck are good enough to give any team a good game, and Brady had shown this year he can still turn it on in the second half and rip defense apart.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 05, 2013, 06:31:26 PM »
More like Official American Sports Thread amirite
The World Cup group announcement is coming fairly soon, right? Feel free to discuss it when it happens. Otherwise, there's no real great international sports events going on right now. And the only worthwhile sports America doesn't dominate at are soccer and rugby, and I don't follow either of those.

The Patriots will beat the Seahawks in a snowy Superbowl, for those curious. Tom Brady will finally get his fourth ring and be the undisputed GOAT.

lolno
Sorry brah. The only team that can beat Brady this year is the Lions(dat interior pass rush), but they're going to lose at the Clink because the Seahawks home field advantage is cheating.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: December 05, 2013, 06:24:57 PM »
The Patriots will beat the Seahawks in a snowy Superbowl, for those curious. Tom Brady will finally get his fourth ring and be the undisputed GOAT.

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Announcements / Re: What this forum stands for
« on: December 03, 2013, 10:35:59 PM »
Am I still allowed to express if I hate someone? Because I really hate Thork. Fuck him.
But I'm a really nice guy. You went on a walk with Thork before right? I'm a lovely sensitive man. I have issues of course, but being an oddball is the reason I fit in with all of you. :'(
Ya know Thork, you have started to win me over. I mean, you posted a song from the South Park movie on the .org site, and I giggled for a good five minutes about it.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: December 03, 2013, 06:52:45 AM »
I play Madden (PS3) and Dota. Let me know if you want free lessons on either game.

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Announcements / Re: What this forum stands for
« on: December 03, 2013, 06:36:07 AM »
Am I still allowed to express if I hate someone? Because I really hate Thork. Fuck him.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What Religion are you?
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:22:22 PM »
I understand this may be nit-picky, but "Atheist" isn't a religion. It's the lack of a religion, if anything.

A religion is a set of beliefs about reality. You don't have to believe in God to be religious. I think atheism entails a particular set of beliefs about reality and it therefore can be defined as a religion.
I disagree. Atheism does not entail any certain beliefs about reality. It only entails not believing in a god. It means "not theist". It's simply not having one (common) belief, but it certainly doesn't require the person hold any other beliefs. Simply that they don't hold one particular belief.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What Religion are you?
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:46:54 AM »
I understand this may be nit-picky, but "Atheist" isn't a religion. It's the lack of a religion, if anything.

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Announcements / Re: Help wanted to make this place better
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:43:02 AM »
Let's make this the best FES spinoff ever!

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