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  1. It’s happening again. Down 23, UW just scored on UCLA and missed the 2pt conversion to now be down 17. There’s still plenty of time with 5 minutes left in the 3rd and I’m sure the “card” says to go for two, I just find it strange. The math (assuming that was the reason) doesn’t account for the moral defeat that comes with not only getting stuffed on a 2pt conversion, but knowing you have to score at least three more times instead of two. I’m convinced this is an exception 100% of the time 🤣 But UCLA just scored again in what must have been four plays, so…
  2. Penix looks horrible. I wish it were the UCLA defense, but he’s had time and he’s missing some pretty easy throws. But that was a helluva read from Jon Jon Vaughns on that last interception.
  3. That’s pretty much my point. According to the charts, they regressed twice along the way and spent five straight years hovering between 10th and 40th. What finally put them over the top? Some say it was the year 2011 and a quote in the paper. I think it was plugging holes on an elite team that was just out of reach. Those are both opinions. You could draw a line from 1992 to 2018 and call it the turning point for the Dodgers. Saratoga wasn’t the turning point of the Revolution, in case anyone is under that ridiculous impression. 1777 was. Alright, on with the chlorophyll…
  4. That's called a reflexive pronoun. It's not a research paper, but you can do it. None. But you'd sure get a few who answer "Valley Forge." You should probably correct them. The Treaty of Paris is an interesting choice, but since Rollo specifically said "championshipS," it's a pretty awful comparison. The treaty ended the war, the first national championship kicked things off. And it took Mater Dei longer to win a title from your "turning point" than it did for the United States to win the Revolutionary war from theirs. Let's just call the turning point June 3, 1949 when Bruce Rollinson was born.
  5. Yeah I’m second guessing it. Without looking, I’m assuming Michigan St is the best opponent between the two of them, and they aren’t even in the top 50. Outside of sobriety, nothing would surprise me tonight.
  6. Now let me help you with some vocab. turn·ing point /ˈtərniNG ˌpoint/ noun a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. If you’re talking about a turning point, you’re literally, by definition, comparing it to a hypothetical situation. The rest of us are, anyway. You have your parallel universe you travel to know for certain. Since I don’t live in a parallel universe, I don’t know if they would have won a national championship without Solo, Funa, and company. I can just make the common sense guess and say that there’s no way in hell they beat Gorman, De La Salle, and Bosco twice with the front they were going to rely on. But if we’re talking actual turning points, I’ll go with the “decisive change” to the team’s personnel that got them over the hump and actually won the thing you’re talking about. But maybe you’re right and the actual, concrete turning point was Bruce’s decision of “I sure am tied of losing. I’m gonna to shake things up and start winning again!” Yeah… that’s the ticket!
  7. It does. Let’s explore this wild, make-believe scenario — Let’s just say a coach’s singular stated goal is to win a national title, and he hasn’t done so for 20 years. His team this year is one of the best in the country, but they are extremely thin at linebacker and on the defensive line. They’re too thin, in fact, to win a title, and if they continue down the road ahead they are going to lose three games. Instead of continuing down that road, they take a turn and now have two all-American linebackers and three new defensive linemen who are all going on to play at Oregon, USC, or Oklahoma State. Instead of losing three games they become the best team ever and win their first national title in 20 years. Now, some extremely foolish people might call that a turning point. However, if you’d be so kind as to post your graph that goes all the way back to 1996 you’ll clearly see it was not. But again, this is all hypothetical.
  8. I’ve grappled and I noticed that your definition merely states that a turning point is “usually singular.” Does that mean there could be more than one? What does your parallel universe say?
  9. Oh, and periods go inside quotation marks. Always. You keep the vocab lessons coming and I’ll continue teaching you correct grammar. We’ll be unstoppable.
  10. My dad grew up a few houses down from Toledo, but UCLA is as good at hiring coaches as Jim Craemer is at picking stocks. Love UCLA, but I took the Dawgs to cover tonight. If I weren’t Irish I’d have been a Bruin.
  11. That’s absolutely true. And I’m a backologist.
  12. Thanks for the vocabulary lesson. A couple pretty lines surely tell the whole story.
  13. With the sheer number of cases around here you’d think this forum were a micropenis support group with a football section.
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