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2:19 PM
good mornin'
 
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@NicholasV. good two days before thanksgiving eve
 
@edmastermind29 yes short week!!
 
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@NicholasV. yup. out tmrw at 3:30p! Trying for 3 as there might be a snowstorm, my tires suck, and i'll be driving to my parents.
 
@edmastermind29 Oh niceee.
And i'm sure your parents (Mom) are terrible backseat drivers like mine
 
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@NicholasV. got a freak snowstorm on saturday....was driving slow to drop my friend off, and i slid with no control...was headed right for a telephone pole, but my one tire careened off the curb and the car was not touched.
 
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2:29 PM
@NicholasV. yes! my mom would get scared or say something, and i'm like, "mom, i got this." lol
 
@edmastermind29 brb gonna restart my PC... weird dll hell
 
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@NicholasV. again :P
 
3:38 PM
@edmastermind29 My Mom always makes a gasping sound, and grabs her armrest
 
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@NicholasV. xD
 
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@NicholasV. im prob taking off tmrw. the snow's supposed to start in the morning, then a wintry mix...it's prob warm enough that i'll be fine, but it's wise not to risk it.
 
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Q: NBA / MLB ball boy interference

ZackIn the NBA, when the ball is in one end of the court, a ball boy usually squeegees the other end. In some cases the ball boy is caught off guard by a steal or an unexpected play and in some cases almost gets in the way of players. Although I have never seen it happen (I'm sure it has), what happe...

 
 
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5:02 PM
A milestone: 1000 questions asked on this site.
Although 1.2 questions per day is not too optimistic.
 
user46190
@MartinSleziak So, the question is, what do we do about it?
 
I think the central problem is that people like discussing sports more than they like asking questions
Because fundamentally, speculation and retrospective are most of what people do
 
user46190
@mmyers that's what this chatroom is for. if that's a problem, how do we integrate that into a model that discourages discussion?
 
If you go to a sports bar, how many questions do you hear that would actually be on topic on Sports.SE? Probably (in round numbers) 0.
 
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5:11 PM
@mmyers agreed
 
You can only get so far with equipment and rules questions. We need to break out of the rut, but to where?
 
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@mmyers who is the best qb in the NFL/NCAA this season? what impact will derrick rose's injury have on the bulls this season? is trading away prince fielder a good choice for the tigers? those are questions that are discussed/brought up...and are far more interactive than equipment/rules questions.
 
Strategy? Covered in a few basic questions for the most part. Fantasy sports? Mostly speculative. Betting? Speculative, except for questions about technique
@edmastermind29 The first one would probably be closed as primarily opinion based. Although if we just deleted answers that didn't show the basis for their reasoning, it might turn out well.
 
user46190
@mmyers im hopping onto your "sports bar" analogy.
 
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At the end of the day, how could we, the sports SE community, improve the site? @MartinSleziak addresses the lack of optimism in 1.2 questions a day, but what can be done about it? I surmise that our collective answer is, "we don't know." This is not a new problem, yet no viable solutions have been proven (ie, speculative questions).
 
5:20 PM
Our traffic is steadily improving, but the number of posts hasn't been keeping pace
So we're a good resource but not much of a community
In fact, three of our top four days in terms of visits have come in October or November
And we're due for both an Olympic spike and an NFL playoffs spike soon
 
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@mmyers remember the sport participation part of things. for example, coaching would have a serious niche that fits the SE model on this site if we have the questions/expertise.
 
@edmastermind29 How do you defend Baylor's spread? answered 2013-11-23 by Mike Gundy
 
user46190
@mmyers go after him. he's a man. he's over 40.
 
@edmastermind29 it's lightly snowing right now. Probably nothing that will accumulate
 
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6:14 PM
@NicholasV. ahh. i wouldn't mind if i didn't have that freak snowstorm incident...and the fact my tires are being replaced friday.
 
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8:20 PM
@NicholasV. my condolences about Derrick Rose
 
8:51 PM
@edmastermind29 Yeah... I knew something would happen.
His playstyle is not possible for most people's body, including his
way, way, way to quick and jerky
too*
 
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@mmyers Can't edit posts that are older than a set time though, right?
 
Two minutes, I think
 
user46190
@NicholasV. lebron?
 
user46190
@NicholasV. yeah. he needs to save his body....almost two full seasons of missed games is no good.
 
9:03 PM
@edmastermind29 His body is probably in great shape except for his knees. Maybe he could switch to Olympic rowing
 
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@mmyers he'll have to work for that olympic medal tho...US olympic basketball is always usually medal contenders
 
10:05 PM
I need 39 points combined from RG3 and Frank Gore tonight to keep me in the playoff hunt in my non-SE league. I'm playing the worst team in the league but they picked a bad week to have a great game.
I expect Griffin and Gore to combine for 35 points in the first half and then go scoreless in the second.
 
10:19 PM
@mmyers I need 37 from Morris + Rg3...
@mmyers :D
 

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