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Topic: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness

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SFBadger96

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2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« on: August 12, 2020, 02:31:05 PM »
Let's focus on what unites us.
Yes, we're in the middle of a presidential election during a divisive moment in our nation's recent* history and a global pandemic that has our best scientists guessing provides even more grist for the divisive mill. No football to speak of, nor our other usual sports-related topics. Even movies aren't getting released because the theaters will be empty. All leaving more time to foment on our agitations, and to take that out on each other.
Good people of this board, we came here for college football, and we stayed because this isn't the blizzard of negativity we see in so many places on the internet. But the negativity has reached us, and has caused our own little pandemic. We need to do better; we are better than this.
There are people here of many stripes who have remarkably gotten along over the years. Wolverines and Buckeyes breaking bread, Dawgs and Tigers, Gators and Tides (? maybe "Bammers?"), Longhorns and Sooners, Kings, Princes, and Little Sisters of the Poor, even Badgers and Hawkeyes who have all learned to get along, and have even become friends—and not just internet squawking friends, but check in on each other's life milestone friends. We've celebrated birthdays, weddings, kids, graduations, divorces, and even opponent's football victories; we've consoled each other and shed tears over things that truly matter—and things that don't.
I value you guys and gals—truly. Including the vast majority whom I've never seen in person, nor even seen a photo—I know you are there, not a bot, but a person that I can share a cup of coffee, beer, wine, or whiskey with, but probably not chili—you guys are awful particular about that.
So let's stop with the silliness. I think it's safe to say that none of us will change the other's mind about our presidential choices, nor our individual takes on national trends relating to COVID-19, so let's stop trying. I've always appreciated our ability to talk about the nuts and bolts of things without devolving into the same old tired tropes we see on ESPN and cable news. If you're genuinely interested in someone's expertise or analysis that is different than yours, let's get into that, but not the same old name calling. If you're not actually seeking understanding, why bother?
Instead, let's get back to the things that unite us: football, beer, chili, movies, books, cars, and the stream of unconsciousness that occurs to us in daily life—not the same political fight we could have with any co-worker, confused family member, or random internet troll.
Look, do I think 70% of you are just wrong? Heck yeah, I do. And a remaining 29% still don't say it exactly right (or say it with some weird Texan drawl)--heck, some of you still use two spaces after a period! But what good will telling you do? You're wrong, but still good people--people I want to count among my friends. Let's try that instead. So tell me what's wrong with the Umbrella Acedemy, California Cabernets, or my hybrid Accord, at least until we can argue about whether Nakia Watson is just another system back.

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bayareabadger

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 02:34:31 PM »
Y'all ever been to a BBQ buffet? I think that could unite everyone who is comfortable enough to eat at one.

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 02:43:17 PM »
Let's focus on what unites us.
Being glad Mark May is off TV?

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 02:48:41 PM »
U RAH RAH! WIS CON SIN!

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 02:52:41 PM »
Y'all ever been to a BBQ buffet? I think that could unite everyone who is comfortable enough to eat at one.
SFBadge thinks people are particular about chili, and you want to start a BBQ style war? :57:

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 02:57:52 PM »
right now the BIG is pretty united against UNL... does that count?

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 03:00:19 PM »
Being glad Mark May is off TV?


Speaking of BBQ, how about we agree that West Coast, better-than-you feature Food doesn't really fill you up? It's all for fashion and show: green juices, hummus, sushi, mini-tacos, pastas, ramen, mexican-asian fusions, paninis...

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 03:02:23 PM »
right now the BIG is pretty united against UNL... does that count?
Wisconsin's running game would not like Nebraska to leave the Big Ten.
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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 03:12:50 PM »

Speaking of BBQ, how about we agree that West Coast, better-than-you feature Food doesn't really fill you up? It's all for fashion and show: green juices, hummus, sushi, mini-tacos, pastas, ramen, mexican-asian fusions, paninis...
Sorry, can't hear you over the crunch of the iceberg lettuce in my healthy salad ;-)

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2020, 03:18:24 PM »

Speaking of BBQ, how about we agree that West Coast, better-than-you feature Food doesn't really fill you up? It's all for fashion and show: green juices, hummus, sushi, mini-tacos, pastas, ramen, mexican-asian fusions, paninis...
An analysis of all these.

Green juices - Don't drink, but juice shouldn't fill you anyway.
 
Hummus - Rarely eat. Think it's filling, you just gotta eat more

Sushi - Rarely eat, but again about volume. Enough rice should fill you

Mini-tacos - Eat six of em

Pastas - If this isn't filling, you need better topping
 
Ramen - I've actually had some that filled me. It involved cheese. 

Mexican-asian fusions - Don't really know what this entails, but should be filling if done right.

Paninis - Get bigger ones and you'll be full. 

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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2020, 03:25:04 PM »
right now the BIG is pretty united against UNL... does that count?
Are you referring to the Big Ten brass? 

The Nebraska AD sounds awesome. I wish that OSU had one with both cajones intact. 
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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 03:48:21 PM »
Ok SF, you have given me an inspiration.  

I could really use a dash of a couple of things on your list.  And, since 2 of them are not available (CFB and Movies) I am going to go with Chilli and Beer.  Seriously-  that sounds so good!  

Need some ingredients  - off to make a list, then to the store.  Notice the two spaces between sentences? It’s only proper for the codgers around here.  
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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2020, 03:51:20 PM »
Natl Talkng heads don't understand local politics or  advocacy i see.

I don't think they are playing,  and you're a dummy if you don't understand the role of an AD or HC in that state.  If your constituents are in the play camp,, theres no risk to you in being vocal in favor of this..   youre not able to make the decision for the school.   Ryan Day said basically the same thing.   I'm sure the soundbite guys will be calling for tOSU ouster too.;)


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Re: 2020 Fall No-Season Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2020, 03:57:58 PM »
Still trying to figure out the other stream thread (not me), but anyway, I started that thread off with a post about what we were going to be up to this year.





So, what's everyone up to this year? 

It's a big one for us as Mrs. 847 is retiring in March.

We just got back from Cabo, and we'll head to Florida next month, for a week. 

Then, in March (after the retirement), we head to Lima, Peru to hop on a cruise ship. It will make its way to Miami, via the Panama Canal (that the USA built and Carter gave away). This has been on my list for a long time, so I'm really excited.

We'll probably end up buying a home in Florida this year.





We bought the house in Florida, but the cruise was cancelled. 


Well, kinda cancelled. The people who were to get off in Peru could not, as Peru would not permit the ship to dock. So the ship went to Miami, after provisioning in Ecuador and again in Panama. 

Those people got our cruise, for free.

All were tested upon entering Miami. Not one single case on that ship of 700 passengers and 400 crew. 

Not. 

One.


That's why I love Azamara. The sanitization is like I've never seen, and it's probably even better now.
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