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  1. It's a colloquial/generational thing. "You're welcome" doesn't really make much logical sense in this usage. "No problem" is actually better usage in a logical sense, which implies that the favor was not an imposition and was happily done; it just wasn't the norm until recently. Consider the Spanish response "de nada," which translates to "it's nothing," and the phrase "you're welcome" seems an odd reply and is a good example of the oddity of the English language. What, are you inviting me to your house now? As for my pet peeve; it seems to be a central Indiana quirk to drop the infinitive that comes before a past tense verb. An example would be "that pie needs baked" or "my car needs repaired." It honestly drives me NUTS because SO MANY people speak this way here.
  2. Yeah, I agree. The only thing this really seems to accomplish is to facilitate cheating and/or corruption. I would be very disappointed to see IU do something like this.
  3. My vote goes to Pritchard. Buckner's call definitely helps it, too. It literally rendered him speechless.
  4. Yeah it was at that promenade, and it was good. I'm sure it was as good as any other burger they've ever made, but it just didn't live up to the hype. It just wasn't something I'd go out of my way to get is all. The fries aren't good, though. Give me Penn Station or Five Guys any day over theirs. The best burger though is the Mickey at Schoop's. Miner Dunn for a close second.
  5. I just tried In-N-Out for the first time a couple weeks ago in Las Vegas. I don't get what all the hype is about. It's good, but it's not that good. Maybe I was going into it with expectations too high. In my opinion, and to compare to a similar regional semi-fast food place, Culver's is much better. It's hard to beat the double butter burger deluxe.
  6. I think of it like a skilled trade - take carpentry/woodworking for example. It doesn't take overly long to learn how to do something like cutting dovetails or miters, but it takes a lot longer to MASTER them and execute them flawlessly. I think what we are seeing with the defense (and towards the end of the season, the offense) is that the team is close to the end of the learning stage, but patience is required while they learn to master it. UVA is a good example...
  7. Two terrible calls on the slapped backboard and the pushoff.
  8. In the modern era, I really think you need to be hitting on average 7-8 threes per game with the threat of hitting 12+. Otherwise, the paint is just too clogged.
  9. What the NCAA really needs is full-time refs that are hired, paid, and assigned games by a sub-contracted entity that has no financial incentive in the outcomes of games. They need it for football as well. Right now, this is a second part-time job for most of these refs. The NCAA has the money to do this, so why haven't they?
  10. Seriously. What happened to the cylinder rule? You can't body up the point guard like that. It is Boroski doing the game, though.
  11. Purdue is shooting better than most teams do in practice.
  12. Let's be honest - it took Cline shooting 70% from three (7-10) and scoring 27 for them to squeak out a win in overtime after being bailed out by getting fouled on a three after being up 18 in the second half. Last game they were shooting lights out as well. It definitely makes Painter look good, and I can admit that he's a good coach, but I'm not going to anoint him as some savant because they squeaked by with a player shooting 70% from three. If they continue to shoot like that, they are going to be hard to beat, but that's a big ask in my opinion. On another note, I'm just sick and tired of all the negativity. Here we are bellyaching that Purdue plays hard, they have a culture, etc. when Painter is essentially Keady 2.0 and he's been the coach for 10 years! That's a lot of stability. Give Archie a second people! He plays an entirely different system than Crean; it ain't gonna change overnight.
  13. Sure, you need two good big men (one as a backup), but you aren't going to make more threes if you don't shoot them to begin with. Our percentage on three was higher last night. If we shoot more, we win. Their threes were killer last night. After watching a lot of the NCAA tournament this year, I've concluded that shooting the three well is the #1 barometer of success along with good defense as a close second. Do those two things well, and the rest falls into place. Crean's worst years, aside from the first three, were when our shooting wasn't good. The Noah Vonleh season is a good example.
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