Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby ComingUpMilhouse » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:57 pm

someday wrote:I, too, said "erg" but was tickled to hear Alex say the word "rad." Would have been beyond awesome if right afterward he'd said "San Dimas High School Football RULES!!"

Love hearing about these many multiple-mascoted schools. UCSB -- my alma mater -- is the Gauchos. Notable alumni: Jim Rome, Brian Shaw. I believe the "Gaucho" is unnamed, however, and at any rate is highly unlikely to ever be "Jeopardy!" clue material.

When my husband got home, I told him the FJ clue and was shocked when he didn't know it.


According to google, apparently his name is Ole (see how educational this has been :)).

I obviously would've preferred a multiple-mascot question on Rameses (I actually know his origin story!), but you can't get lucky all the time on Jeopardy!.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby someday » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:09 pm

ComingUpMilhouse wrote:According to google, apparently his name is Ole (see how educational this has been :)).

I obviously would've preferred a multiple-mascot question on Rameses (I actually know his origin story!), but you can't get lucky all the time on Jeopardy!.


Ouch, now I'm really showing my lack of college/university knowledge ... and apparent reticence to research and google something for 30 seconds! :oops:

I thought the Ole part was the cheer: Ole Ole Ole Ole, Gauchos, Gauchos!

Luck is a big part of it, but you gotta bring skill, knowledge and fast reflexes to the table -- which you did. Wish you'd been able to go a little longer, Sara.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:12 pm

someday wrote:Luck is a big part of it, but you gotta bring skill, knowledge and fast reflexes to the table -- which you did. Wish you'd been able to go a little longer, Sara.

Truer words have never been spoken.

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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby ComingUpMilhouse » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:14 pm

someday wrote:
ComingUpMilhouse wrote:According to google, apparently his name is Ole (see how educational this has been :)).

I obviously would've preferred a multiple-mascot question on Rameses (I actually know his origin story!), but you can't get lucky all the time on Jeopardy!.


Ouch, now I'm really showing my lack of college/university knowledge ... and apparent reticence to research and google something for 30 seconds! :oops:

I thought the Ole part was the cheer: Ole Ole Ole Ole, Gauchos, Gauchos!

Luck is a big part of it, but you gotta bring skill, knowledge and fast reflexes to the table -- which you did. Wish you'd been able to go a little longer, Sara.


My guess would be that they picked his name based on the cheer just to give him a name, but I didn't google that carefully. :)

Thanks! Would've loved to keep playing, but it was definitely a great experience (even if the stars don't align for me to come back).
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:15 pm

Don't forget "Sammy the Slug," mascot of the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs!
http://www.ucsc.edu/about/mascot.html
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dhkendall » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:47 pm

We need to start about weird-ly named mascots. Or teams anyways.

I'm sure I've shared this here before, but for my money, two of the weird sports teams I know personally are those of my alma mater, the U of W Wesmen (and the women's teams, the "Lady Wesmen") - don't ask me what a Wesmen are, I just studied there! And, the team from a high school here in Winnipeg, the Murdoch McKay Clansmen. (Shockingly, their team colours are not "white".) I think it has to do with Scottish clans given the name of the high school, but it still raises eyebrows for me anyways.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Vanya » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:53 pm

No one can beat the Marching Lumberjacks
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:14 pm

dhkendall wrote:We need to start about weird-ly named mascots. Or teams anyways.

I'm sure I've shared this here before, but for my money, two of the weird sports teams I know personally are those of my alma mater, the U of W Wesmen (and the women's teams, the "Lady Wesmen") - don't ask me what a Wesmen are, I just studied there! And, the team from a high school here in Winnipeg, the Murdoch McKay Clansmen. (Shockingly, their team colours are not "white".) I think it has to do with Scottish clans given the name of the high school, but it still raises eyebrows for me anyways.

Clansman is ok up where you are as long as it's a "C" and not a "K" -- and as long as they don't wear white!
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby sherder » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:52 pm

sherder wrote:The three years spent at North Carolina were enough to get me to Georgia Tech.


ComingUpMilhouse wrote:Four years for me (plus an extra year working after graduation) and it didn't help, although I was there during some pretty bad football years and wasn't following super closely.


I was there getting my Master's degree from 92-95, so it was the height of the Mack Brown era. That, and walking past Kenan Stadium everyday on my way to Wilson Hall kept football at the forefront during the season. I couldn't easily get to the lab during home games.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bomtr » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:55 pm

Vanya wrote:No one can beat the Marching Lumberjacks



My alma mater, in the glory days.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby CoachP » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:03 pm

ComingUpMilhouse wrote:
someday wrote:
ComingUpMilhouse wrote:According to google, apparently his name is Ole (see how educational this has been :)).

I thought the Ole part was the cheer: Ole Ole Ole Ole, Gauchos, Gauchos!

Luck is a big part of it, but you gotta bring skill, knowledge and fast reflexes to the table -- which you did. Wish you'd been able to go a little longer, Sara.


My guess would be that they picked his name based on the cheer just to give him a name, but I didn't google that carefully. :)

Thanks! Would've loved to keep playing, but it was definitely a great experience (even if the stars don't align for me to come back).


Sara, congrats on your run, that was a tough way to go out. I consider myself a pretty decent follower of college sports, but never heard the Ramblin Wreck story. I guesses Ole Miss (at least they're both southern...)

Regarding Ole, anyone else think he looks like Yosemite Sam-that was my first impression when UCSB unveiled him. Also, the Ole...Gauchos cheer is a traditional soccer chant (insert your club here). Check out the song called "Ole" by Bouncing Souls.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Vanya » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:08 pm

bomtr wrote:
Vanya wrote:No one can beat the Marching Lumberjacks



My alma mater, in the glory days.


Mine too (1978)
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby someday » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:11 pm

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I don't see the resemblance. :lol:

One is ... tall. And one has red hair.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:15 pm

someday wrote:I don't see the resemblance. :lol:

One is ... tall. And one has red hair.

And the hats aren't alike at all.

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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby CoachP » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:22 pm

True, maybe I was just going off the creepy leer. OR maybe I'm confusing YS with some other cartoon character? (this is what I get for not being allowed to watch cartoons in my childhood :) )

So, because this is bugging me, I did a little more research-couldn't grab a screen shot from the cartoon, however-
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Along Came Daffy, Daffy has to contend with two characters who look very much like Sam, one with Sam’s red hair and one with black hair"
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:30 pm

bpmod wrote:Of course, by my avatar, the only thing you can tell I'm a fan of is avatars.


Does that include Aang?
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby someday » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:32 pm

CoachP wrote:True, maybe I was just going off the creepy leer. OR maybe I'm confusing YS with some other cartoon character? (this is what I get for not being allowed to watch cartoons in my childhood :) )


For two imaginary characters, they DO look somewhat alike. I was just trying to be contradictory. They both even have a big yellow belt buckle!
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:49 pm

CoachP wrote:True, maybe I was just going off the creepy leer. OR maybe I'm confusing YS with some other cartoon character?


I'd say he's somewhat of a cross between Yosemite Sam and Snidely Whiplash.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:56 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
bpmod wrote:Of course, by my avatar, the only thing you can tell I'm a fan of is avatars.


Does that include Aang?

No. Definitely not.

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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby CyrusChan » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:46 pm

econgator wrote:Instaget FJ.

Great run, Sara. Hopefully we haven't seen the last of you!

TenPoundHammer wrote:Essay means to "try"? Since when?


Since always. It's French for "to try" (essayer).



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