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  1. Game of Thrones - Our Watch has Ended

    I kind of wish that the battle with the Night King and his army had been the culmination of the series. Clearly, that threat to mankind is so much larger than some petty squabble of the Seven Kingdoms. I know the show is "Game of Thrones," but I feel like now the fight for the throne is just sort of blah, because the real threat has been taken care of. Cersei possibly ruling with an Iron Fist vs. the Night King ending humanity....I know what I'd take if I were Westerosi.
  2. Game of Thrones - Our Watch has Ended

    He was up on the wall when Jon, Sam, and Ed were talking.
  3. The Runners Thread

    Has anyone ever experienced non-contact bruising on the inside-front part of their knee before? After not having run very much in the past few years, for the past month or so, I've been running three or so times a week, doing between 2 and 3.5 miles on a treadmill at a 7.5 or 8 MPH pace, occasionally mixing in some interval training (10 MPH for a quarter mile or so, then back down). The bruise isn't painful, so I'm not really worried about it, but it just seems weird that one has developed and that it isn't painful.
  4. 2019 NCAAM National Title: (3) Texas Tech vs (1) Virginia

    It's not so black and white as to intent or force. People keep bringing up these apples to oranges examples where the ball richochets off the offense player. In that case, they may not have had a chance to react to it, but the ball still takes a redirection off of them clearly after the defender was touching the ball. In this case, there was no redirection and the ball essentially left the offensive player's hand at the same time as the defender's swipe. Sure, it technically was in contact with the offensive player's hand last, but you had to slow it down to the nth degree to see that. It's just as @RamRod said above. If the ref has to look at a super slow motion replay for 5 minutes to determine the slightest grazes, then the call shouldn't have been overturned. I don't see what so controversial about this stance.
  5. 2019 NCAAM National Title: (3) Texas Tech vs (1) Virginia

    Because when a player has possession of the ball in said hand, and a defender hits that ball, if you slow down the replay to watch frame by frame, of course you might see the ball last contacting the offensive players hand. But the defender's hit was what sent the ball flying out of bounds, without the ball being redirected again. When a defender strips the ball off the offensive player's knee or foot, the ball is redirected. The offensive player doesn't necessarily have a chance to react and get out of the way, but it's not milliseconds here. You don't need a replay to freeze it at the exact moment to see that the ball deflected off the offensive players knee. Whereas with the hand, I don't even see it as a deflection. It's just part of the one natural movement of the defender's swat.
  6. 2019 NCAAM National Title: (3) Texas Tech vs (1) Virginia

    When it's the hand and was so quick like it was in this scenario, yes. When the ball deflects off a different body part, no.
  7. 2019 NCAAM National Title: (3) Texas Tech vs (1) Virginia

    No, this is different than a defender stripping a player and it going off that player's knee. Absolutely not silly to make a distinction for this particular play.
  8. 2019 NCAAM National Title: (3) Texas Tech vs (1) Virginia

    When you slow the replay down to see that a couple milliseconds after the defender swiped at the ball, the ball was still rolling off the pinky of the offensive players hand, and this last touch was not due to the offense player making a conscious move to try to grab at the ball, the offense shouldn't lose possession. Replay should really only be allowed at real speed. Slow motion is ruining stuff like this, football and basketball alike.
  9. 2019 NCAAM National Title: (3) Texas Tech vs (1) Virginia

    It's called enforcing the spirit of the rule.
  10. 2019 NCAAM National Title: (3) Texas Tech vs (1) Virginia

    When a defender hits a ball and the ball leaves the offensive player's hand last like that, but this all happened in one smooth motion and the defender was clearly the reason the ball was directed out of bounds, it should be the offense's ball. Ridiculous.
  11. South Regional Thread

    Matt Painter put his players in position to fail there. Inbounds pass should have been made such that Edwards was moving forward with more momentum. Really put them in a time crunch.
  12. South Regional Thread

    We want double OT. We want double OT!
  13. South Regional Thread

    Hunter got away with a push off.
  14. South Regional Thread

    What a fricken game!
  15. South Regional Thread

    I take it back. They're shot for shot, but Edwards filling it up from Curryland.