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MEMBER SINCE   August 01, 2016

I like Iowa.


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  • SOCCER TEAM: Fulham FC

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Comment 12 Mar 2020

In actual positive news

Comment 12 Mar 2020

I am actually serious about 27% of the time when I post on this site, so your question is valid. I’ll be (mostly) serious this time: The fact of the matter is that all our shit is fucked up. So while we should be using common sense and staying put as much as possible, canceling large gatherings, hygiene, etc, we should also take a deep breath (not in a public space if possible, obv) and take it easy with one another. Listen to Dr Osterholm. Keep calm and carry on with things that don’t involve travel or large gatherings. 

But that’s not what we come to the internet for I guess. 

Comment 12 Mar 2020

Your reasonable view is very reasonable. And thank you for addressing ALL victims of Covid-19: infected persons, economically affected persons, and sports fans. 

Btw: if you haven’t listened to the Rogan podcast with the gopher epidemiologist, you should absolutely do that:

Comment 09 Mar 2020

I can’t wait for the inevitable tournament game preview from Vint or Ross that includes a line like “[insert opponent here] does [basketball thing] poorly”, and then that opponent does that thing really well. Hopefully that happens at least three, preferably four times this weekend. 

Comment 03 Mar 2020

Someone should check the Hawkeye bench and locker room for a carbon monoxide leak. Might explain this performance so far. 

Comment 03 Mar 2020

If you look in the dictionary under Trash, there should be a picture of the Penn State men’s basketball from the 2nd half of this game. Holy shit. 

Comment 03 Mar 2020

Speaking of crimes, Izzo is wearing another plaid jacket. Someone should be fired. 

I realize that plaid jackets are pretty low on the list of crimes committed in East Lansing, and that firings are obviously not gon happen. My point stands though, I think. 

Comment 03 Mar 2020

If you’re not watching Sparty at State Pen, you’re missing out on some March madness. Izzo is working some of his evil 2nd half witchcraft again. 

Comment 02 Mar 2020

Keep aiming for that 4 seed or better(sorry for the formatting and lol UVA):

edit: here’s the link since the copy pasta is shit

Odds to Advance to Each Round of the Tourney by Bracket Seed

Seed 2nd Round Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final Four Champ Game Win Champ True Odds
1 99.3% 85.3% 69.1% 41.2% 24.3% 15.4% 61.8%
2 94.1% 62.5% 45.6% 20.6% 9.6% 3.7% 14.7%
3 84.6% 51.5% 25.0% 11.8% 7.4% 2.9% 11.8%
4 79.4% 47.1% 15.4% 9.6% 2.2% 0.7% 2.9%
5 65.4% 33.8% 5.9% 4.4% 2.2% 0.0% 0.0%
6 63.2% 30.9% 10.3% 2.2% 1.5% 0.7% 2.9%
7 61.8% 19.9% 7.4% 2.2% 0.7% 0.7% 2.9%
8 50.0% 9.6% 5.9% 3.7% 2.2% 0.7% 2.9%
9 50.0% 5.1% 2.9% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Comment 02 Mar 2020

Seems like the only way to really move the needle that much would be to continue this win streak into the BTT. I’m wondering more about what happens if Iowa wins the next two, and, say, somehow makes it to Sunday in the BTT? What is the ceiling? If Wiezy wakes up, a tourney run is a district possibly if the seeding falls right. And if the officiating works out, obv.