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Brutus Buckeye

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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #434 on: August 13, 2020, 09:48:59 PM »
Why would they want to remain in the Big Ten?

They have a get out of jail free card.

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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #435 on: August 14, 2020, 12:17:53 AM »
I am back. One day without cell phone service (250 U.S. Cellular towers knocked out by the derecho -U.S. Cellular is the dominant cell phone company in Eastern Iowa). When U.S. Cellular came back, for the first day we were at 1G and calls were dropping and there was no internet on the phone, either. We did not lose power, but 700,000 did lose power. My landlines were down two-days, and internet down two-days, both from service provider, cable company, Mediacom. My town is 45-miles north of Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapidians got hit hard. Some still have no power after Monday's storm. We had no damage here other than to communications. Instead of our folks shopping in CR, Cedar Rapidians were clearing out our shelves, and buying our gas. That's good payback. And, with so little news that isn't political news, I don't think many people even knew 700,000 people lost power.

That said, I was thinking tonight, the Midwest could host the Rose Bowl this Spring. Let's make the Left Coasters travel for once. Put the Rose Bowl in Ann Arbor, the Outback Bowl in Soldier Field, the Citrus Bowl will be replaced by the Corn Bowl, yeah - you got it. Iowa City. Now where could we have a Midwestern Holiday Bowl? Columbus just doesn't seem like the right town to take a holiday in, let's put that in Madison. Let's have the Capital Bowl in DC or at College Park, preferably DC.

Make the ACC, SEC, and PAC-12 come here; the weather will be nicer, and they can learn about the Midwest for a change.
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #436 on: August 14, 2020, 07:59:46 AM »
Welcome back. Yes, that was one helluva storm on Monday. 70 MPH winds on a boat is a lot. Lost power for only a couple of hours, but the generator did fine.

May as well put the Rose in Madison. This way, UW won't have to travel.
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #437 on: August 14, 2020, 09:11:13 AM »
Unless they didn't even want the guys practicing around each other...except they still are.

I think it's all getting shut down, and I think that's probably the right call, but I agree, I don't get why now.  You still had at least 2 weeks to make a call.
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #438 on: August 14, 2020, 09:14:10 AM »

Well, they wouldn't be the Big Ten if they didn't step on their own dicks from time to time.
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #439 on: August 14, 2020, 09:17:10 AM »
Thanks for calling me a liar.  That's fun.
Why because he stated he didn't believe your rationale?Well then we're all liars - see you're not paranoid
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #440 on: August 14, 2020, 09:27:03 AM »
Good to have you back. 

Before that derecho formed, the storm that spawned it dropped baseball-sized hail on my friend's apartment on the west side of MSP.

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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #441 on: August 14, 2020, 09:37:54 AM »
Whoa, it was a derecho? I remember one of them rolling through Ohio once, late in the work day. They let us out an hour or two early because it was so ridiculous, but I walked to work at the time, living only a few doors down. So I pop outside, and it was just coming down in buckets. I cut through as many other buildings as I could on the way back to mine, but it barely helped. I was soaked to the bone by the time I got home. 
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #442 on: August 14, 2020, 09:48:43 AM »
Good to have you back.

Before that derecho formed, the storm that spawned it dropped baseball-sized hail on my friend's apartment on the west side of MSP.
I've never even heard of a derecho (other than it being the Spanish word for "right" that is).


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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #443 on: August 14, 2020, 10:22:20 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derecho


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Derecho comes from the Spanish word in adjective form for "straight" (or "direct"), in contrast with a tornado which is a "twisted" wind.[3] The word was first used in the American Meteorological Journal in 1888 by Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs in a paper describing the phenomenon and based on a significant derecho event that crossed Iowa on 31 July 1877.
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #444 on: August 14, 2020, 11:07:22 AM »

So the Big Ten is allowing intramural sports? 


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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #445 on: August 14, 2020, 11:22:09 AM »
I've never even heard of a derecho (other than it being the Spanish word for "right" that is).


I had to look it up
thought maybe they started naming thunderstorms similar to hurricanes
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #446 on: August 14, 2020, 11:24:20 AM »
I am back. One day without cell phone service (250 U.S. Cellular towers knocked out by the derecho -U.S. Cellular is the dominant cell phone company in Eastern Iowa). When U.S. Cellular came back, for the first day we were at 1G and calls were dropping and there was no internet on the phone, either. We did not lose power, but 700,000 did lose power. My landlines were down two-days, and internet down two-days, both from service provider, cable company, Mediacom. My town is 45-miles north of Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapidians got hit hard. Some still have no power after Monday's storm. We had no damage here other than to communications. Instead of our folks shopping in CR, Cedar Rapidians were clearing out our shelves, and buying our gas. That's good payback. And, with so little news that isn't political news, I don't think many people even knew 700,000 people lost power.

That said, I was thinking tonight, the Midwest could host the Rose Bowl this Spring. Let's make the Left Coasters travel for once. Put the Rose Bowl in Ann Arbor, the Outback Bowl in Soldier Field, the Citrus Bowl will be replaced by the Corn Bowl, yeah - you got it. Iowa City. Now where could we have a Midwestern Holiday Bowl? Columbus just doesn't seem like the right town to take a holiday in, let's put that in Madison. Let's have the Capital Bowl in DC or at College Park, preferably DC.

Make the ACC, SEC, and PAC-12 come here; the weather will be nicer, and they can learn about the Midwest for a change.
sending some of our standby generators to the other side of the state

MediaCom and US Cell are not as popular on the West side of the state - Verizon wireless is king here
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Re: Odds we have a football season poll
« Reply #447 on: August 14, 2020, 12:35:10 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derecho

One of these crushed half the trees in the BWCA on July 4, 1999.
I think I'm going to listen to some ZZ Top this morning. Deguello, and all that.

I love ZZ Top.

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