15.Jan.2016 General Thread

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Since Jack loaded up the other one with videos. This is why I want to go to a forum as the main page. If that happens, people can just make their own new topics when I’m not around.

People seem so against making AB a forum, but I think it’s a good idea if anyone can start their own topic.

Anyway, discuss anything, but don’t load up the thread with youtubes, please.

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  • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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    If we dont go the forum route, maybe just disable youtube embeds? The links are harmless enough if they come through as text and wont clog up the thread. Just a thought

    • wannabeav says:
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      concur. I don’t give a dam (pun intended) for the choice of music for anyone who contributes to this blog. the positing of music videos here is a narcissistic impulse in my opinion and it runs contrary to the premise of this site and critical thinking of Oregon State athletics.

      • Jack Jack says:
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        Well… at least being self-righteous fits right in with your vision of a blog about entertainment.

  • BeaverQB BeaverQB says:
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    Anyone have thoughts on why the Corey Hall hiring took so long to be officially announced?

    Just curious.

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      They gave the assignment to BDC’s old secretary. The ribbon on her IBM selectric ran out and then the fax machine wouldn’t dial up.

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Waiting for clearinghouse to confirm credentials.

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        He was kidnapped by Lindsey and she went Stormy on him.

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    Thanks Angry… I thought my browser had been hijacked by Rolling Stone. JB

  • angry angry says:
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    I really like the idea of using a forum instead of wordpress.

    1. Users can make their own topics to discuss whatever THEY want.
    2. If I’m not around and miss putting up a thread for an event, someone will have it covered.
    3. I can still write topics and “pin” them to the top. These would be what I want to discuss, but if others don’t they can ignore those and start their own topics.

    What I’d like, though, is something custom. I’d like it to be minimal and maybe have a logo (this would need to be created). If any of you guys are students who want to work on a project for a class or something, this would be a good one. I know how to code a little bit, but I suck with PHP. If you’re not a student but know some who would be interested, pass word that AB is looking for a volunteer. I’ll give them a good recommendation!

    • Doozeldorf says:
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      It makes sense to allow anyone to start a topic, but that isn’t going to prevent someone from posting a bunch of music videos in a forum about Football Recruiting.

      • angry angry says:
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        Well a forum would have moderators.
        I can’t always get here in time to moderate, and I don’t like moderating. But a mod with a gentle hand would be fine. There could also be a general discussion where that kind of discussion is fine.

        • calibeav calibeav says:
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          You don’t even need someone to code it. Just install BB press in your current WP stack and once you have the forum configured set that to the homepage.

          https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress/

          • angry angry says:
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            bbpress sucks. It is the easiest solution b/c people could login with their usernames here, but it looks like shit and has pretty bad admin panel. It would require a lot of customization to make it look nice.

            phpbb is the best, imo, but I heard the latest version is bloated. vbulletin is alright. There are few newer softwares that look interesting, but I’ve never tried them.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    The rich get richer. Wow.

    Image for the news result
    Nike Reaches $252 Million Deal to Extend Sponsorship at Ohio State
    Wall Street Journal? – 17 hours ago
    Nike Inc. has agreed to a $252 million deal with Ohio State University to extend its existing …

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Did they happen to mention how much Nike is paying Oregon State for their “sponsorship package”?

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        A buck fifty and all you can eat popcorn.

        • angry angry says:
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          Dry cleaning bill for the Benny costume and surgery for his cross eyes.

      • marcodg marcodg says:
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        Contract runs 8 years (from 3 years ago) and provides a whopping 17 million total.
        Serious question, should OSU consider alternatives: Adidas, Under Armor, etc. when the time is up. My personal opinion is that Shark Beav or Speedy the Wonder Nutria or whatever that thing is, is an abomination. I do like the OSU baseball unis, especially the one with the script V.

        • angry angry says:
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          Probably, since there is a conflict of interest.

          • marcodg marcodg says:
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            Explain, please.

          • Doozeldorf says:
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            The Chairman of the company who has the athletic supplies contract with UO and OSU is also a booster for both schools.

          • wannabeav says:
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            including ownership of the “Knights” and the rent they pay and improvements they help fund

          • scotty says:
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            Conflict of interest: The Nike chairman is very interested in U of O winning everything and interested in us being meh

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Knight’s not an OSU booster.

        • OSAlum94 OSAlum94 says:
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          + 100. If we really want a rivalry, we need Adidas, or some other Nike competitor. I agree that the mascot logo is a poor design. Give me the smiling sailor Benny anytime over the impersonal ROADKILL Beaver-mat.

          l beaver.

  • ace0099 says:
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    I am among the few that supported that forum as the main page. We do not need to always wait for AB to put up a new post when the last one ended up too long and unmanageable. Lessens the load for AB too. And I still suggest it even now.

  • OSAlum94 OSAlum94 says:
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    I have always liked the simplicity of design and flow of this angrybeavs with no advertisements. I also love the twitter feed++++. The angreabeavs format is a bit difficult to find the new comments- at least the way I read it- without rereading it. I enjoy reading the auto forums like 914world.com and Yotatech.com. Those formats work great for cars because of the nature of fix-it projects. http://www.buildingthedam.com/ is a nice format to use. I just wouldn’t want it to look like the Oregonian. Why don’t you take a poll for us angreabeav readers with some example formats then pick the one you prefer and see how that aligns with your views.

  • Bill says:
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    A month to go and still no baseball roster up yet…

    Should be a consensus top 10 team all year long. With the additions on offense, the pressure on the pitching staff will be reduced. The offense avg 5.6 runs per game last year.

    I’m projecting them around 7 runs per game. That’s how good I think the incoming guys are, particularly Grenier and Madrigal.

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      5.6? Wow, I’d have guessed less than that.

      FOOTBALL: Any word on Jonathan Kongbo? Today he was to be, “Releasing my top schools tommorow. Time to narrow it down to a few”
      Not that I have serious hopes of getting him to Corvallis.

      • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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        Kongbo hasn’t listed the schools on his twitter page. My guess is he’s getting a lot of calls, etc from the schools.

        FWIW There’s a snaps area on the left where apparently he can put pictures. Of the 6 pictures there’s one of him and UW (Huskies) coaches, 2 snaps of Oklahoma, 1 of Florida and 2 of UCLA. What ever that means. I won’t be surprised if those schools make the final list.

        https://twitter.com/King_Kongbo

  • angry angry says:
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    Wow, what happened to rivals/blitz front page? that looks like complete shit. and they no longer have recruits listed. Lol. Looks like I will never be visiting that site again.

  • mexibeav mexibeav says:
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    I prefer the Invision Power Board setup as I’ve managed one before as an Admin with success. My buddy also was able to integrate it with his website and “Pin” topics to the home page. It also has a plugin that can help integrate with WordPress if you want to go that route.

    https://www.invisionpower.com/features/apps#forums

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    WBB halftime, good gals lead Cal 35-26. Gabby with another great performance. It’s on PAC12.

    • scotty says:
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      BWBs destroying Cal now 🙂

      Meanwhile, quackers lose a heartbreaker to Tree 64-62. Awwww soooo sad :-3

    • AKBeaver AKBeaver says:
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      Hoping these wins over Cal and UofO help with Ionescu’s recruitment.

      • thatguy says:
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        Doubt it, just because Cal came in and they are talented, young, and they just got gassed tonight. They really played only 7 deep most of the night and it showed. If Ionescu really thinks about opportunity for growth and playing time, she’ll go to Cal. If she wants to win more, she’ll come to OSU.

        Granted, she’s a top 5 player. I don’t think playing time will be that big of an issue. But she’ll be more of a focal point at Cal.

        • scotty says:
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          I dunno, we’re losing a lot of talent after this year. Plenty of room!

    • angry angry says:
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      That was an impressive dismantling.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Not the best timing during Official Visits.
    http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/possible-shooting-at-shari-s-restaurant/article_f3e21c7c-62cf-553c-a2c5-7f077a8aaf15.html
    one fatality one injured.

  • Suzy Creamcheese says:
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    Dear Community of the Angry Beaver,
    I am gratified that Jack included the Frank Zappa video in the previous thread.
    Three years later Frank emerged with Freak Out as the Mothers of Invention the most innovative and controversial band of its time.
    Based on the number of thumbs down to Jack’s post, it looks like many don’t get it. If you don’t get it, you just don’t get it. So, I suggest you try to get it and if you study, you will get it. Then, if you still don’t get it, just be quiet because people will know you don’t get it and will gossip about you. No one wants to look like they don’t get it.
    Best wishes,
    Suzy Cream Cheese

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Shut up Jack!

      • Jack Jack says:
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        Not me… but it is pretty funny.

        You all got a lot of sprained vulvas from this music thing. Don’t you? Just so many whiny people crying… it almost makes me sad… if I could stop pitying you all.

        • scotty says:
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          He never said it was you. He was just speaking from the heart

          • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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            Natural reaction. Sorry

          • Jack Jack says:
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            That doesn’t mean you all would understand it, what with all your sprained vulvas. So some clarification was necessary.

        • Angry@angry says:
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          Go to a music blog Jack.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            And do what… talk about sports?

            Shall I complain about everything OT always? I had to giggle when someone complained about populating a football recruiting thread with videos… when it was a hoops thread.

            But people junked it up with football recruiting crap. I must now go sprain a vulva and whine and bitch about it as if it is something really really important in my life.

            Or not.

  • angry angry says:
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    Has anyone heard about Thompson having grade issues?

  • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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    The new Oregon Duck DC

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cPxPSzz0LBY

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2016/01/ducks_alamo_bowl_nightmare_cou.html

    Say what you will about our loses, but none of them were so bad that Disney wanted to make a movie about them.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      They’ll change the names to protect the innocent. Our luck they losing team would be a State team, with orange and black as their colors.

      • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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        At the rate they’re going however, the Ducks will debut a uniform next season with those colors.

  • angry angry says:
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    I hope McGiven was watching that Cardinal game. Great play call to end the game. Great design. That would be a perfect play for StS

  • angry angry says:
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    Who is this new commit, Luke Leonnig? 0-stars, 0 offers. Is this a walk on offer?

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Has to be a walkon.

      • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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        I wonder if this is an indication of how recruiting is going. If it is it’s not totally surprising considering how the team played this last season and also, the coaching shake up had to have taken some of the luster off. I’m now expecting this to take at least 2 years and most likely 3 or 4 before it’s bowl time again. First things first and that’s to get the existing talent playing better and get the QB situation under control.

        • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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          I’m confused on what your looking for in a walk on. I don’t think we’re going to get any 3-4* walk ons in this recruiting cycle.

          • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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            I’d feel a whole lot better if he had an offer from at lease one school, any school, such as Linfield or South Dakota State or xxxxx. Also, he’s not recognized on any of the recruiting services that I looked at. Considering the effort that’s put in these days w.r.t. recruiting I find it hard to believe there are any Pac-12 caliber players who go completely unnoticed no matter where they are in the U.S..

            So there you have it for whatever that’s worth.

          • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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            He’s one guy who is not taking up a scholarship. The more the better. Most of the big schools, like michigan, nebraska and so on, have lots of walk ons. It’s a great way to find diamonds in the rough. They don’t sap resources, and they pay their own way. It’s a win, win as far as I’m concerned.

          • angry angry says:
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            If he’s a walk-on then there’s no problem. Are we sure he’s a walk on?

          • Angry@angry says:
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            Mud, Linfield is a D3 school. They cannot “offer” anyone. Safe to say if OSU coaches want him to walk on, Linfield would love to have him.

        • Doozeldorf says:
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          Yeah, I’m not sure how accepting a walk-on with potential means recruiting has come to a halt. Or are you implying that the coaches have regressed to actually recruiting only walk-ons?

  • NCAA or Bust says:
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    Tonight’s game is make or break as far as NCAA Tourney IMO. Losing to Stanford at home was a big ouch. Even though Pac-12 may get 7 teams into the tourney with a tiny chance at an 8th, I feel OSU is playing like a team doing just enough to get into the NIT. They could still even fall short of that if they don’t play with total energy on maximizing conference wins. Lose tonight and to me their pace says a 3 or 4 seed in the NIT. Time for Tinkle and his men to step up and take advantage of the opportunity 2016 presents.

    • angry angry says:
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      Slightly fatalistic, but they do have to start winning road games and toughening up starting now. What I hate about this team is sometimes they don’t seem into games. They weren’t into Stanford or CO. Are they only into bigger games? Maybe tonight they show up if that’s the case, but it’s a bad trait.

  • angry angry says:
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    Seattle getting hammered. That’s surprising.

    • ean says:
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      They barely made it past the Vikings.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      not really considering they needed a lucky break to beat Minnesota. Although it’s been a tale of two halves, 31-21 now but it’s probably too little, too late.

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