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MS256 last won the day on October 14 2014

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  1. The "Ball Under a Foot of Water" Challenge

    I'm not in for any money but if I can duplicate it I will have a debt to pay.
  2. The "Ball Under a Foot of Water" Challenge

    For the record (and calculations) it didn't feel like I hit the ball at all. Maybe I did and maybe I didn't but it just felt like I threw a whole lot of water on the green and the ball was in with it (to my surprise).
  3. The "Ball Under a Foot of Water" Challenge

    LOL. But I was there. I hope that works out for me.
  4. The "Ball Under a Foot of Water" Challenge

    That theory is out. I carried around a tape measure on my belt for 36 years on the job and I'm pretty good at estimating distances. The only two options are that I'm lying or it happened. Funny thing is that I won't even say how far I hit a golf ball on the internet so nobody will think I'm lying but I slipped up here. Should have just waited until next summer and tried it again.
  5. The "Ball Under a Foot of Water" Challenge

    That's alright. As I said from the start I didn't expect anybody to believe it. Pretty sure I wouldn't believe it myself if I wasn't there. Maybe when the weather gets warmer I can see if I can do it again on video or something. I'm not even sure myself how many tries it might take.
  6. 2014 NCAA Football

    I don't have a whole lot of problem so far with the Selection Committee's Top 25 but some of the choices and specifically some of the things they say to explain it are somewhere between humorous and eyebrow raising. To admittedly give Oregon a break because they had an injury to their left tackle tops the list. As if no other football team in the country has had injuries. To get themselves in a position where both Baylor and TCU could win out and Baylor be the conference champion because of head to head play yet be ranked lower. They are either going to have to do some serious leap-frogging or throw their own stated criteria of weight for conference winners and head to head matchups in the trash can. To talk about scheduling quality out of conference teams, use the lack of that against Baylor, and then not give FSU any credit for scheduling Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Florida as out of conference games. Those teams may not have turned out as good as would be expected but that's certainly not FSU's fault and they certainly aren't Chattanooga, UT Martin, or Georgia Southern either. To give TCU all kinds of credit for scheduling Minnesota. Really? They are number 25 right now and will probably lose the rest of their games.
  7. Do Slow Players Know They're Slow?

    And that's why I said being slow is relative. BTW I am considered slow to the people in a daily 12:30 game at a local club. They think they are supposed to be done by 3:00 o'clock (2 1/2 hours) and aren't shy about expressing it. I always told them they were more interested in getting off of the course than they were at winning the game. Our Saturday game starts at 10:00 o'clock and I must leave by 2:00 o'clock or I would have to quit. Never have had to quit yet but have come close a few times.
  8. Did anybody watch these trapped window washers? http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/11/12/at-least-one-window-washer-trapped-on-scaffold-at-1-world-trade-center/ Looks like they cut through the glass from the inside to bring them in. Weird but when I used to work up high things like that didn't scare me at all until I got home and went to bed and envisioned falling.
  9. 2014 NCAA Football

    You better jump on that bet. Bettors always like Alabama too much. Always have. You would think that Alabama fans were the only ones betting (and they are always overly optimistic to say the least). Vegas is going to open the line where they think they can get the most public action. For some reason the betting public has no confidence in Mississippi State and think Alabama is still "Alabama".
  10. Do Slow Players Know They're Slow?

    I suppose "slow" is relative and I don't know any players that would get anywhere near 6 hours to play a round in a foursome. To me 4 hours is slow. Among the ones that I consider slow none of them have a clue that they are slow. I voted that they think their pace is faster than it is but it's really more like they don't think about time or pace at all.
  11. The "Ball Under a Foot of Water" Challenge

    For anybody crazy enough or curious enough to try it I can at least give you a tip (whether you believe me or not). The way this guy goes about it has 0% chance. For any chance you have to position your hands ahead and chop straight down behind the ball as hard as you can with the club face vertical so the face isn't fighting through the water until it gets as low as it can go. More like splitting a log than swinging a golf club. Have fun! Ed: Moved from here .
  12. The "Ball Under a Foot of Water" Challenge

    I'm sure you know but that's okay. I expected it.
  13. 2014 NCAA Football

    Or maybe it's because there is only one person on the committee with an SEC connection and has any idea how hard it is to win in Death Valley. Or maybe they are playing a little chess knowing that it doesn't matter that Alabama is outside of the top 4 but it might matter for a team that doesn't play one of the teams above them (like TCU).
  14. 2014 NCAA Football

    Predictions: Mississippi State 28 Alabama 17 (Too much Prescott and I can't envision stopping the quarterback scrambles). Edit: To my dismay. Georgia 42 Auburn 35 (Todd Gurley runs wild). FSU 30 Miami 20 (Too much heat on the point shaving to give Miami a head start).
  15. Hate to post this because nobody will believe it but who gives a crap. Last year I had a shot like that. Can't say for sure it was a foot deep because I didn't measure it but it was close to that. I was going to try the shot and my son basically told me I was an idiot so I decided to take a drop. After we were done with the hole I couldn't resist trying the shot and I got it on the green. I don't know if it was a 1 out of 1001 luck shot but I would say it wasn't far off of that. I told my son "See I could have done it" and he just shook his head and walked off.
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