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    Broken Arrow accused of constitutional violation

    Yes, I believe that actually happened. Of course there is no scientific explanation for it. I believe God caused it to happen, as only God can. I recognize that the argument that "God worked a miracle" doesn't carry much weight to folks who don't believe, and in a back and forth discussion it...
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    Broken Arrow accused of constitutional violation

    I used the previous version of this when leading a college group Bible study about 10 years ago. Louis Giglio does one that is in the same vein, though not quite as rigorous on the science. I like a lot of Rob Bell's thoughts, though I strongly disagree with some of his theology. But I think...
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    Broken Arrow accused of constitutional violation

    Sure, no problem. I don't think the Bible and science disagree. Do you have a specific example? I don't think I believe in a God of the gaps. I believe in a God of everything. God doesn't just operate here and there where science doesn't, or to suspend science. He created the universe and...
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    Broken Arrow accused of constitutional violation

    I see your point. A literal interpretation of the Bible requires belief that God occasionally, at his discretion, suspends the natural laws of the universe. On the other hand, science can't scientifically explain the hard things about the universe either. Things like the Big Bang are...
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    Week 7 Coaches Poll

    I agree that Alabama's Top 5 ranking is pretty absurd. Rankings and the like are difficult in college football because of the scheduling, small sample size, etc. But the outcomes of the games have to matter. And yes, an undefeated Big XII team with wins over two ranked teams ought to be given...
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    Rock and a hard place question

    In most years this would be tough. This year it's easy: T-Bone for dinner.
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    let me give you a little rundown on the cats

    K-State has two players named Deuce, both with number 22? Double the fun.
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    I don't think that's true. The other conferences don't have to agree to a 12-team playoff, or even playoff expansion at all. It is really helpful that the SEC expansion was leaked before the new playoff recommendation was agreed upon (clearly their goal was for those to happen the other way...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Well, first of all the PAC specifically said they are not expanding at this time. Second, as I understand it adding these teams does nothing to keep us from leaving if invited. So it's pretty clear there isn't an opportunity there, and if there is this doesn't close it.
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    What opportunities do you think this closes? What other opportunities are out there?
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Not sure, but as I understand the GOR nothing changes with teams leaving or teams adding. It only changes if the conference dissolves. (If I am wrong and this does somehow commit us beyond 2025 then this was the dumbest move available and we took it.) I would guess our TV revenue will go...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    I just don't think that's true. I'm not saying everything is A-OK, either, but it all comes down to what happens as we approach 2025. As I understand it, adding teams is required in order to meet the TV contract obligations once OU and UT leave. Might as well get the best teams available...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    I thought the idea of the playoff was to determine a national champion on the field rather than through voters. Certainly either is a reasonable goal. But the playoff was a direct response to the previous system of voting for the national champion. If Team A has already beaten Team B in the...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Like most here, I was hoping for a quick resolution to all of this with an invite from the PAC or B1G. But it looks like it ain't happening, at least until 2025. So the next step is to milk what we can out of this dying conference and put ourselves in the best position for a potential Big...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    My understanding from talking to professors when I was at OSU is that state law does not allow the state to fund the same graduate degree at more than one institution. Of course things can (and may have) changed, or I could have just been misinformed as well. At the time I was talking to the...