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Topic: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread

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MrNubbz

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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #378 on: September 08, 2019, 04:21:10 PM »
Oh, and Michigan also has a bye. Big Jim wasn't gonna give UW any breaks without giving Michigan one too.
So it's a pillow fight?
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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #379 on: September 08, 2019, 08:25:48 PM »
So it's a pillow fight?
I hope for a can of whoopass, signed, sealed, and delivered by Big Red.
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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #380 on: September 08, 2019, 09:59:10 PM »
Returning the favor for last year is how it's looking. Would be a savory win if they can pull it off and halt that expectation. And separate from just this one, when it comes to accomplishments, 3-1 feels a lot different than 2-2.
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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #381 on: September 08, 2019, 10:13:19 PM »
The only conference game next week is Indiana - Ohio State, so it's not like the BigTen decided to give Michigan a bye week. Michigan decided to schedule Notre Dame (or more likely is the case that Notre Dame scheduled New Mexico for this weekend so that it wouldn't have a tough game before going to Georgia) in the middle of conference play, instead, since this is a year where there are 2 bye weeks for everyone, much like Wisconsin is doing with their last non-conference game.
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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #382 on: September 08, 2019, 10:32:38 PM »
Watch it with your context! We'd lose 15% of our content without the "administrators have special doors and only open them for Michigan" narrative?

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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #383 on: September 08, 2019, 10:43:28 PM »
The only conference game next week is Indiana - Ohio State, so it's not like the BigTen decided to give Michigan a bye week. 
Are you calling the Hoosiers a BYE?
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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #384 on: September 09, 2019, 12:05:24 AM »
Are you calling the Hoosiers a BYE?
Of course not, despite Michigan's streak of wins over them, though it is funny you how read it that way.... I suspect you get this, but my point was this isn't a week full of conference games, so it was really Michigan's and Wisconsin's decision to make this a bye week and play their 3rd non-con game later in the season.
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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #385 on: September 09, 2019, 12:45:47 AM »
Cfb51 Linguistics time:

In the past, this board has sometimes grumbled about the conventional use of BYE versus IDLE in football. I think it had something to do with the fact that "bye" games, as originally applied to sports, indicated tournament rounds that a high ranking team had earned the right to skip. The conference basketball tournament is a good example of that use. Obviously that's not what we mean in football. And I recall this other use grating on some posters.

Of course, the way we use words (a society's frequency of word use) is the thing that most directly sets our definitions. Not origins and etymology. It's the same reason Merriam-Webster now treats "figuratively" as an accepted definition of "literally." Because what was formerly called the "incorrect use" was found so frequently that our language philosophies require redefining it as a new correct use. Every language does this incessantly. It's a main driver of how languages evolve.

As it applies to Bye/Idle and sports, it seems Bye has acquired both definitions and that Idle is seldom used at all.

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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #386 on: September 11, 2019, 03:44:39 PM »
And that's that. Really too bad for the kid.


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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #387 on: September 11, 2019, 04:32:11 PM »
Tough break for the kid, wish him well.  Seems like he'll do fine

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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #389 on: September 23, 2019, 09:48:16 AM »
Wanted to hop on and say I'm really enjoying watching Wisconsin play football this year.  Love the style (if they added some option it would be perfect), the intensity and the physicality.    If I wasn't a UNL fan, I'd be a Wisconsin... or Army.  it is the type of football I love. 
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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #390 on: September 23, 2019, 10:25:59 AM »
geez
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Re: 2019 Wisconsin Season Thread
« Reply #391 on: September 23, 2019, 03:12:33 PM »
style envy fearless..

 

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