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Watched the highlights to Super Bowl XXII between Washington and Denver - RollTide1987
I know...random topic, but talk about the saying "when it rains, it pours." Denver had a 10-0 lead going into the second quarter. They scored on their very first play from scrimmage and just shellacked the Redskins in the opening quarter. Within 15 minutes, however, Denver completely collapsed and...
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re: Can you pass the US citizenship test? - RollTide1987
19/19. But I'm a History major who actually loves the subject, so there is that....
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re: WW1 book recommendations - RollTide1987
If you want a well-informed overview of the conflict, from beginning to end, look no further than [i]A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918[/i] by G.J. Meyer. It's probably the best single volume overview of the conflict on bookshelves today. ...
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re: The minimum standard at Alabama should not apply to these sports - RollTide1987
[quote]Then you can kindly go frick off.[/quote] Isn't it about time to pick your son up from ballet practice? ...
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re: Kim K steps out in new dress (NSFW) - RollTide1987
Why even wear clothes at that point? ...
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re: American ISIS bride begs the US to let her go back to Alabama - RollTide1987
I'd like to tell you all a story. A certain man had two sons and one day the younger of these sons said to his father, "Give me my share of your estate now." So his father divided his wealth between his two sons and, a few days later, this younger son set off for a distant land. And there h...
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Lara Logan: "We've become political activists" - RollTide1987
Lara Logan, a former correspondent for 60 Minutes, was interviewed by former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland on his weekly podcast, and she offered a surprisingly candid assessment of the U.S. news media: [quote]“Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense —...
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re: Will Batman ever be the same without Christopher Nolan directing? - RollTide1987
Batman has two things going for him: 1. The character of Bruce Wayne/Batman is one of the most interesting comic book characters in either the DC or Marvel universes. 2. Batman's rogue's gallery is arguably the best and deepest of the DC and Marvel universes. This should not be hard. ...
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re: The minimum standard at Alabama should not apply to these sports - RollTide1987
Not gonna lie, I couldn't care less about the other sports at Alabama. I was a student there from 2008-2012. I never missed a home game of Alabama football during my time there. I went to two softball games, two basketball games, one gymnastics meet, and no baseball games or swim meets. I had fr...
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re: So the Oscar season is extremely wide open with a week to go... - RollTide1987
[quote] Does the film They Shall Not Grow Old qualify for this year’s Oscars as a documentary?[/quote] I don't know if it qualified but sadly it wasn't nominated. I really enjoyed that one....
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So the Oscar season is extremely wide open with a week to go... - RollTide1987
Never before the history of the five major guild awards had five different films won the five major awards: PGA award for Best Picture: Green Book DGA award for Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron - Roma SAG award for Best Ensemble: Black Panther WGA Award for Original Screenplay: Eighth Gr...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]You can’t afford to get defensive when you’ve got much less manpower and materiel than the enemy.[/quote] Yeah...that's not how 19th century warfare worked. If you were the attacker, the maxim was that you needed to outnumber your enemy by 2-1 odds because the defense afforded an army a l...
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re: Tom Cruise is making Friends on the set of the new Top Gun - RollTide1987
[quote]So far we have negative stories coming solely from the military vs decades of positive stories from everyone else. [/quote] Maybe he just doesn’t like the military?...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
Fredericksburg was definitely a high point for the Confederacy and a nadir for the Union. Though I feel like much of that is owed to both the incompetence of the Union high command, as well as its constant infighting. In December 1862, there were two blocs within army HQ: Burnside and Hooker. Bu...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]Good info 1987, were many of Lee’s men also support personel decreasing his 40000?[/quote] The Confederates only reported combat effectives in their after action reports. There were more men there when you count their artillery corps, medical corps, and commissary corps. But those weren'...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]A huge contingent of the north thought so at the time too. [/quote] That's because Grant had a lot of enemies on his own side. The Union army was very cutthroat and political, with multiple generals vying to destroy rivals so they could have the glory for themselves. After Grant's victo...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]they had Lee outnumbered severly and his plans had been captured, Yet they managed only a minor victory/draw[/quote] 1. It depends on what you mean by outnumbered severely. The Union army had about 85,000 men of all arms at the Battle of Antietam. But the Union had a different way of co...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]I did in your previous thread iterations. Multiple times. [/quote] Just because you had the brain power to type back a response doesn't mean you shredded my argument. It simply means you responded to me multiple times. Good for you. You have proven that you are sentient. Thank you for ...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]switch Lee, Jackson and Longstreet into control of the army of the Potomac the war would have been more of a footnote instead of a defining moment in history[/quote] I could just as easily make the argument that had Grant been in command of the Army of the Potomac at Antietam the war would...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]I don’t get this simply because he was fighting a war where he had all the advantages any competant general could duplicate what he did. [/quote] So are you arguing that Grant was the North's only competent general?...
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