WATCH: DQ Osborne Makes Crazy Pick Against Kansas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. DeQuinton Osborne — who shall heretofore be referred to as “The Blizzard” — had an outrageous pick against Montrell Cozart in the second half of OSU’s game on Saturday in Lawrence. He almost scored himself a Fat Guy TD but came up just short (even though he obliterated some poor Kansas offensive player). There’s a human being under there. (via @sarahcphipps) #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) October 22, 2016Two questions here. First, does Osborne have better hands than all of the secondary or just most of it? Two, why was a 310-pound DT 10 yards off the line? Either way, enjoy the show.last_img read more

Zach Crabtree Breaks Down Best OSU Plays of 2016

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. This is fun. More of this, please. Zach Crabtree lists his top 10 offensive plays of the 2016 season and then breaks them down on film with Allison Gappa. His No. 1 surprised me (it would not have been the one I would have picked), but I loved the self-deprecation from the Kansas State game (“I had a terrible block on my part”) and the insight into various plays OSU ran throughout the year. Also, all the Texas plays!And I still can’t believe this happened (and that it might not have been his best November truck stick …)dec-22-2016-08-37-46last_img read more

Oklahoma State Is Home of the Best Offenses In The Country

first_img1Oklahoma State81612 10Oregon263229 6Notre Dame134026.5 3Texas Tech25816.5 2Michigan71812.5 4Florida State173124 5North Carolina64425 RankTeamBasketball RankFootball RankAverage Rankcenter_img 7Louisville401527.5 Over the past decade Oklahoma State’s football team has become known for its premier offense. This year Oklahoma State’s basketball team has soared to become one of the most efficient offenses in Big 12 history.When you combine the two, you get Stillwater, OK — home of arguably the best offenses in college football and college basketball during the 2016-17 school year.I recently looked at all 128 D-1 football programs and where they ranked in points per possession. Then I combined them with there they rank in raw points per possession in hoops (OSU is actually No. 2 when in hoops when adjusted for opponent but No. 8 in raw PPP).Here is your top 10 as of right now. 8West Virginia114628.5 9Toledo49929 OSU averaged 2.89 points per possession in football and averages 1.16 per possession in basketball. Both top 20 in the country. Michigan is the only other team that can claim that.OSU’s combined total of 4.05 points per possession was not the highest, though. Western Kentucky averages a combined 4.57, but Western Kentucky ranks No. 193 in basketball PPP. OU also ranks ahead of OSU in total combined PPP with 4.48, but they are No. 2 in football and No. 254 in hoops.I thought the fairest way to normalize the fact that you are able to score more points per possession in football is to do it by national rankings. And Oklahoma State is No. 1.OSU has quite literally has had the most efficient (points per possession) offenses in the country in football and basketball this school year.I refuse to do the same ranking for defense (because I don’t want to know what I find), but this is a pretty sweet achievement for Underwood, Gundy and their assistants. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

10 months agoWoodward steps up Man Utd director of football search after Mourinho dismissal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Woodward steps up Man Utd director of football search after Mourinho dismissalby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are determined to find a Director of Football.United recognise the method of having the manager controlling every aspect of the footballing structure is not sustainable.And they want to find someone who can act as a liaison between the boss and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.The Evening Standard suggests that after parting with Jose Mourinho, United will search for a caretaker boss and a Director of Football.Candidates include the likes of Andrea Berta and Paul Mitchell. last_img

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino proud to reach another Cup semifinal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino proud to reach another Cup semifinalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is proud to have led the club into another Cup semifinal.Spurs will meet Chelsea in the final four of the Carabao Cup after victory over Arsenal last night.Pochettino said, “It’s an important thing to be in the semi-final. It’s our fifth season and (we’ve been in) four semi-finals. “Remember, we played the final against Chelsea (League Cup, 2015), another semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley in the FA Cup (2017) and Manchester United in the FA Cup (2018). We are close. “The effort is massive and the most important thing is to be there, competing and trying and one day maybe we will get the reward we deserve.” last_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea target Koulibaly close to signing Napoli contract

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea target Koulibaly close to signing Napoli contractby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli are close to securing their star centre-back to a new contract.Tuttomercatoweb reports that Kalidou Koulibaly will be signing a new deal that will give him a wage of €6 million per year.And the most important story is that his deal will not have a release clause.Koulibaly is wanted by both Manchester United and Chelsea.But his club are adamant he will stay, insisting they would even reject bids close to 100 million. last_img

10 months agoInter Milan offered Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben

first_imgInter Milan offered Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robbenby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan have been offered Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben.Off contract in June, Robben has announced he is leaving Bayern at the end of the season.The Dutch midfielder has opened the door to a return to PSV Eindhoven, however says agents have also offered him to Inter.While now 34, Inter management have welcomed the approach and are actively discussing adding Robben to the squad next season.Though Inter are keen to drive down the average age of their squad, they’re willing to make an exception for Robben. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Cardale Jones Addresses “Fans” Who Were Trashing Him On Twitter

first_imgCardale Jones pumping up the crowd before the game.Cardale JonesOhio State quarterback Cardale Jones hasn’t played up to his potential this season, and many Buckeyes fans have been vocal about their desire for head coach Urban Meyer to make a change at the position. Unfortunately, far too many are expressing their opinions the wrong way.Following Ohio State’s narrow victory over Indiana this past Saturday night, Jones celebrated the team’s win on Twitter. Some of the responses he got were beyond offensive. Tuesday, he addressed the “fans” who decided to trash him online. He clarified that they’re “haters”, not fans.@CJ12_ I’m sorry for all of the idiotic responses you get from so called “fans”— Chad Proud (@cproud13) October 6, 2015 RT: *haters— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) October 6, 2015 Rome wasn’t built in a day— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) October 6, 2015 Jones will get another chance to silence the haters Saturday against Maryland.last_img read more

Troopers Continue Holiday Enforcement Efforts Through New Years

first_imgStory as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-troopers-continue-holiday-increase.mp3VmJennifer-on-troopers-continue-holiday-increase.mp300:00RPd They have investigated 159 damage-only crashes, 18 crashes involving injuries and two fatal collisions. The statewide effort, which launched December 13, is part of a national campaign funded through the National Traffic Safety Administration. According to statistics released in a trooper dispatch; between December 13 and December 28, troopers issued 486 citations statewide, including 128 for speeding and 15 for seatbelt and occupant restraint violations, 26 arrests for driving under the influence, with four of those arrests being for felony DUIs. Troopers will continue the effort into the early morning hours of January 1, 2018.  If you plan on celebrating the New Year with any impairing substance, troopers remind you to have a plan to get home safe. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers Facebook Page Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers have been out on the roadways for the statewide focused holiday enforcement effort.last_img read more

Micciche Introduces Bill To Close Schneider Loopholes

first_imgClassify unwanted contact with semen as a sexual crime, which means perpetrators can be required to register as sex offenders for this crime;Require that strangulation to the point of unconsciousness is defined as assault in the first degree, which carries a sentence of 5 to 20 years; andEliminate credit toward time served for electronic monitoring for sexual assault convictions. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) filed a bill to eliminate the “Schneider Loopholes” in Alaska’s criminal code in sexual assault cases. Micciche says SB 12 will improve our sexual assault laws in three important ways: Sen. Micciche: “In recent years, one outrageous story after another about criminals getting a slap on the wrist has dominated our headlines. The case of Justin Schneider, however, forced us to confront just how badly our criminal justice system has been failing victims and survivors of sexual assault. SB 12 represents an urgently needed fix to a glaring loophole, but it is only the beginning.”center_img Senate Bill 12 was introduced by Senator Micciche after Justin Schneider, a case that gained national attention, after he served no prison time for strangling a woman to the point of unconsciousness and then ejaculating on her. According to Senator Micciche this exposed some serious, long-standing shortcomings in laws dealing with sexual assault in Alaska: “Serious crimes were ignored and an inappropriate plea deal allowed the perpetrator to serve a portion of the sentence of the single conviction at home with his family. In a state number one in the U.S. for sexual assault, we are making the statement that there will be ‘no more free passes’ for perpetrators of such crimes.”last_img read more

Avengers Endgame is a nearperfect Time Heist but we still have some

first_img More spoiler-filled Endgame pieces Stark solves this with a “time-space GPS,” a way for the team to travel through the quantum bridge without getting lost in it. None of any current science suggests that this is possible, writes Shankland. But then he leaves the door open a tiiiiiiiny bit, giving us hope that maybe that ugly brown van’s quantum bridge was actually a wormhole (!!!).With a form of so-called exotic matter — something with negative energy density — you could prop wormholes open, but nobody knows if this is even possible, except at the minutest quantum-mechanical scales.What I’m hearing is that Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man, played by Michael Douglas) and co. created a wormhole, accidentally left Scott in it, and then the Avengers used the same wormhole and their GPS devices to save this single universe.We’re all cool with that right? Share your voice Avengers: Endgame is a thrilling sequel to every MCU… 2:58 nullThe Avengers made use of the same wormhole Scott was accidentally left in. Right? Marvel Studios Lingering questionsCool with it or not, that’s what happened in Endgame, leaving some people with a lot of questions. Here are a few I’ve gotten since the movie’s record-breaking opening. Can the Avengers only go back to their own pasts, or could they go back even further?Honestly, it’s unclear. Maybe they only have enough Pym Particles to go back a certain amount? But it’s not like any team members needed to go back further — all the Stones were spotted in the team’s last decade-ish. How did Cap end up old when everyone stayed the same age?TL;DR: 2023Cap took the long way back to the present. After fighting with 2014Cap and remembering (yet again) what he gave up for the good of the universe, and after glimpsing Peggy Carter in 1970, 2023Cap (the one who swears) makes a defining decision.As 2023Cap is using the quantum bridge to go back and replace the Stones and Mjolnir from exactly when they were stolen, he realizes he’s done his service and that his future can be a different past. Cap drops off all the heisted items and instead of going forward with the final vial of Pym particles, he heads back to make that date with Peggy. (Or maybe a couple years later, after season two of Agent Carter.) Does this mean, as some have claimed, that he “stood by” while Hydra took over, or prevented Peggy from marrying her other love and having kids?Not at all, first and foremost because 2023Cap would never stand by while injustices raged on. Cap knew Hydra and other threats would be taken care of because he took care of them. Literally, his past self dealt with Loki and Hydra and Thanos, and he knew it would happen because he’d already done it. (You’ll recall this because your future self can’t affect the past, as mentioned above.)And second, Peggy’s husband is *never directly named or shown.* That’s huge and means it could easily be 2023Cap disguised and/or hiding if he ever needs to, or when his past self visits Peggy.Fact is, Shankland answered this in his scientific strip-down of Endgame: Hollywood could have another big beef with physics: Time travel strips away any actual control any of us has on our own future, said Richard Muller, a physics professor at the University of California, Berkeley.”If wormholes exist and we can go backward in time, it’s a consequence in physics that we would be not be able to exercise free will. We would not be able to change our minds,” he said.It’s this simple: 2023Cap went back in time because he was always meant to go back in time.null2023Cap would never stand by while injustices raged on. Marvel Studios Wait, how does Nebula and Thanos dying work? And how is Gamora living now?Yes, 2014Nebula and 2014Thanos are dead. D-E-D, dead. So is 2018Vision, 2018Heimdall and 2018Loki, 2023Natasha and 2014Gamora. So is this whole list of people.While I agree it seems strange that 2014Nebula would be dead even as 2023Nebula survives, it’s still for the same reason as Prof. Hulk and Nebula keep hammering: Your future self can’t affect your past self — apparently even to kill it.We saw Loki though, where (when?) is he??2012Loki though is alive and likely about to embark on his wild Disney Plus ride of a show. WHICH now has the option of diving deeper on the evil Loki, aka best Loki, and exploring the multiverse.So all the timelines just coexist forever now?Exactly. We now have a full-fledged multiverse in the MCU.Probably.Hold onto your butts.If multiple timelines exist, does that mean somewhere in space/time there is a timeline where everyone is still dead and they didn’t succeed and we’re just not seeing it?Yes. Well, maybe. In either case, aren’t you glad we don’t live there? How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order TV and Movies Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame isn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last, onscreen presentation of time travel. But maybe in the future it’ll be the past’s best representation of the clearest dissection of time travel. Because Endgame does good work to make sure its rules of time travel make sense, both scientifically and within Marvel Cinematic Universe canon.Those of you who’ve already seen Avengers: Endgame are already aware the major plot point of Endgame involves time travel — that’s how they bring back the “snapped”. As my colleague Stephen Shankland explains, according to science, “Marvel’s massive superhero movie bends the rules of the universe” with this movie. But it’s called science fiction for a reason.So… Marvel Studios “Should be fine if we strictly follow the rules of time travel,” says Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd) as the surviving Avengers discuss the perils of changing what once was. “No talking to your past self, no betting on sporting events.” Tony Stark (aka Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr.) tells Lang that movie (Back to the Future) is “horseshit.”Which begs the question: What *are* the rules? Well, as the Avengers educate Professor Hulk, there are more than a few pop culture, timey-wimey examples that have screwed up our notion of what time travel actually means.According to the Avengers, here are just some of your favorite properties that didn’t handle time travel properly:Back to the FutureStar TrekHot Tub Time MachineTime After TimeTerminatorTimeCopQuantum LeapSomewhere in TimeA Wrinkle in TimeBill & Ted’s Excellent AdventureDie Hard (“Wait, no, that’s not one,” says Lang.)  Back to the Future is a buncha bullshit. Ant-Man in Avengers: Endgame null 3:14 26 Photoscenter_img Deaths, twists and ending: Our biggest questions The Avengers’ quest for the Infinity Stones explained Diving into the real science of Endgame’s biggest paradox Top 5 things Avengers: Endgame sets up for the future Quantum tunnel, quantum bridge, quantum everything”Have either of you guys studied quantum physics?” Lang asks Natasha (aka Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America (aka Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans). “Only to make conversation,” says Natasha.With the word “quantum” still thrown in front of everything in this movie, it gets confusing deciphering what’s actually real science and what’s comic book science.In the movie, Tony Stark describes the EPR Paradox, or the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. Stark explains that it means Lang wasn’t actually going anywhere inside the quantum tunnel: “Instead of Lang going through time, time is going through Lang,” he tells Steve Rogers. If you have more questions we can talk in circles about, leave a comment and let us know! Now playing: Watch this: 0 The group didn’t even mention Doctor Who, Looper, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Time Machine, 12 Monkeys, or Men in Black 3. Time travel is one of the core tenets of sci-fi, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy (a) for a film or show to execute properly or (b) for people to understand.Thankfully though, it is technically rooted in reality, again according to my colleague, quoting famed physicist Stephen Hawking: “General relativity can permit time travel,” Hawking said. “Science fiction fans need not lose heart.” Phew.The time travel paradox Why these other franchises are so off is relatively easy to explain: If you go back in time and affect the past or blatantly change it, your actions will change things in the future. As in Back to the Future, and as the Grandfather Paradox states, you could potentially prevent your own birth. Sort of like a Butterfly Effect sending ripples through your own life.In a “typical” linear timeline of B2TF, Marty McFly’s parents meet, have Marty, then grow old. Marty is born, grows up with them and then heads back to the 1950s. But in the film, things get weird because time is a loop. We learn Marty will leave his present (Point D), to head back to the ’50s and change the past (Point A). This action then affects his current present future (Point E to him, Point B to his parents) by erasing his birth in his own near-future past (Point C).avenges-endgame-time-heistingEnlarge ImageI made a perfectly simple chart so you can visualize it. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET As Lang says incredulously, “So Back to the Future is a buncha bullshit.”The best representation of how the Avengers approach time, and travel within it actually comes later in the movie, after they’ve weighed the merits of time travel in movies. Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One explains it to Professor Hulk’s astral form (which takes the form of human Bruce Banner): Removing one element (or an Infinity Stone, in their linear flow example), causes a split in the timeline creating a different path for the world.The “time travel paradox” doesn’t make sense, because that’s not how time works — in the real world or in Endgame. Changing a thing in the past that prevents a future thing, just means nothing happens. (But that’s a boring movie, so I get it.)Using the B2TF example, that means if Marty wasn’t born at Point C, then he couldn’t go back to Point A during his own current timeline of Point D, so he couldn’t have had any effect on his parents getting together at Point B, and therefore wouldn’t be able to make it to Point E to change anything.See? It’s simple.As Prof. Hulk says: “I have no idea! We’re talking about time travel here. It’s either all a joke, or none of it is.” Now playing: Watch this: Tags Travel Marvel Captain America Iron Man The Hulk The Avengerslast_img read more

UK to provide £30m for Rohingyas

first_imgDisaster management and relief minister Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Thursday said the United Kingdom will provide 30 million pound for Rohingya refugees who crossed into Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Myanmar, reports UNB.The minister said this after attending a meeting at the secretariat with a nine-member UK delegation.Mark Fields, state minister of UK foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) and Alistair Burt, state minister of the department for international aid and London acting high commissioner to Dhaka David Ashley were among the delegation members.”The UK delegation assured us that they will put pressure on Myanmar to send back the Rohingyas to their homeland,” he said.The government is preparing a land at Bhasan Char near Noakhali to accommodate the Rohingyas if their long term stay is required, he said.Members of Bangladesh Navy are working to prepare the 12000 acres land but it may take 4 to 5 years to complete the work, he added.last_img read more

Rep VanderWall announces June coffee hours

first_img07Jun Rep. VanderWall announces June coffee hours State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for June coffee hours.“My top priority is to listen to questions and concerns the residents of Mason, Manistee, Benzie, and Leelanau counties may have regarding state government,” VanderWall said. “I invite all residents to attend coffee hours.”Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations:Monday, June 188 to 9 a.m. at Scottville City Hall, 105 Main St. in Scottville;10 to 11 a.m. in the Manistee County Board of Commissioners Room, 415 Third St. in Manistee;12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Benzie County Board of Commissioners Room, 488 Court Place in Beulah; and3 to 4 p.m. in the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Room, 8527 E. Government Center Drive in Suttons Bay. No appointment is necessary to attend coffee hours. Anyone unable to attend during the scheduled times may contact Rep. VanderWall at his office at (517) 373-0825 or Categories: VanderWall Newslast_img read more

Telenor has named Morten Tengs as the new CEO of T

first_imgTelenor has named Morten Tengs as the new CEO of Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc).Tengs was previously senior vice-president at Telenor Group’s Asian unit, based in Bangkok. He succeeds Cato Halsaa, who is to retire this summer.“I am impressed that TSBc has taken such an important position in the market, whilst at the same time renewing their fleet of satellites. The last addition is the Thor 7 satellite, which will be ready for operation as of 2014. I look forward to taking over the lead of the company, and I am delighted for the opportunity to work with such motivated and highly skilled employees. I would also like to thank Cato Halsaa for the dedication and hard work he has invested in TSBc, which has contributed to a company well positioned for future growth,” said Tengs.last_img read more

BT has extended its agreement with UKTV making it

first_imgBT has extended its agreement with UKTV, making its full portfolio of channels available to BT customers for the first time.From this month, UKTV channels Eden, Good Food and Home, will be available via BT set top boxes, joining Gold, Alibi, Watch, Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama already on the service. In addition, BT subscribers will be able to catch up on programmes from across UKTV’s Pay channels for seven days after transmission, via a UKTV Play branded service.The new deal also extends to internet and mobile streaming for UKTV’s ten channels via BT’s TV Everywhere app, available on smartphones, tablets and PCs. This includes seven-day catch up rights for all 10 UKTV channels.BT TV is rapidly expanding and these three great new channels will help us to offer the breadth and quality of programming that our customers want.  UKTV is a key partner for BT TV and we are delighted to have extended the relationship to offer the full span of UKTV’s popular comedy, drama, natural history & lifestyle channels, and to add these to our BT TV Everywhere service, as well as launching the excellent UKTV Play on demand service. This further supports our vision for providing customers with a range of great quality TV at affordable prices,” said Delia Bushell, managing director of BT TV and BT Sport.“UKTV’s continued investment in original content has made our channels more popular with viewers than ever before. I’m delighted BT’s customers will now be able to enjoy programmes from across our network and watch great entertainment on demand with UKTV Play,” said Darren Childs, CEO of UKTV.last_img read more