… With an over abundance of players, the Winnipegs decided to field two teams in 1933. The best players played for the 'A' team which kept the Winnipegs name. They wore blue and white jerseys. …
In 1934, the Winnipegs wore new uniforms which were blue and gold. …
… In 1936, during a game against the University of North Dakota, Winnipeg Tribune sports writer Vince Leah remarked "these are the Blue Bombers of Western football." This phrase was referring to then heavyweight champion Joe Louis, known as the Brown Bomber. From that day forward the team has been known as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. …
I was unable to determine when they started calling Joe Louis “the brown bomber”. But, he started fighting professionally in 1934, and was on every boxing fans radar after he defeated Primo Carnera in June, 1935. So, the 1936 date for Winnipeg seems plausible.
Now, it is the official position of the franchise:
I have a love/hate relationship with New Orleans. I lived there for almost 9 years, and loved it, but we moved to get away from it.
I hope I’m interested enough in New Orleans to pay attention longer than others, experienced enough to know that you have to be that way, and yet still as neutral as can be reasonably hoped.
In short: I’m not surprised by this little tidbit of news about the blackout at the Super Bowl.
Entergy told New Orleans City Council members that the company still doesn’t know why the device triggered …
But the relay’s manufacturer, Chicago-based S&C Electric Co., says it believes it knows why the problem happened: The relay, it says, wasn’t operated at the proper setting.
System operators essentially put the relay’s trip setting too low, S&C vice president Michael Edmonds wrote to CNN in an e-mail. The electrical load exceeded the trip setting, so the relay triggered, he said.
“Based on the onsite testing, we have determined that if higher settings had been applied, the equipment would not have disconnected the power,” Edmonds wrote. …
Asked whether Entergy agrees with S&C’s characterization of the problem, Entergy spokesman Mike Burns responded:
“Tests conducted by S&C and Entergy on the two relays installed at the Superdome shows that one relay functioned as expected and the other relay did not.
Let me read between the lines for you.
The local(ish) company responsible, Entergy, told the local poo-bahs that it’s not responsible. It’s the fault of the bad guys from out of town. You know … like FEMA.
The manufacturers (wearing black hats because they’re from out of town) note that the relay failed because a human set it at too low a level.
Both the local utility and the out-of-state manufacturer agree that “one relay functioned as expected and the other relay did not”.
Let’s parse that one. This is like saying you couldn’t make it to work because you’re car didn’t start; the beauty of that excuse is that it doesn’t say that you tried to start your car. In the same sense, Entergy’s excuse is completely consistent with the manufacturer’s explanation: that a human made a setting on one device that was too low, and a different one on another device that was OK.
In short, New Orleans screwed up its Super Bowl because New Orleans is a place where things get screwed up.
Within that I searched for the word “mother”, which yielded a YouTube link to the singer: 劉鳳屏.
And when you get there, you find a song from about 40 years ago from Hong Kong. Posted in 2008, with 11 comments, 7 of them from this week, and one from the person who gave the title on YouTube. In those comments are the strings given above: apparently someone misspelled something. Perhaps the artist’s name: she seems to have also gone by Pancy Lau and Lau Fung Ping.
It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize from the PCT that the Rays are a better team than the Orioles. And GB should show that. It doesn’t. Instead, it shows them as even.
There are a couple of ways to calculate GB, but the way I learned back in the early 70’s is to 1) subtract the bottom team’s wins from the top team’s wins, 2) subtract the top team’s losses from the bottom team’s losses, 3) add up those two figures and divide by 2. In this case you’d get 2 as the GB of the Orioles. This is not what USAToday shows.
The point of GB is to measure the minimum number of games for the bottom team to “catch” the top team. In this case, if the teams play 2 games each, and the Rays lose both, and the Orioles win both, they’ll each have the same record of 68-56.
* I really don’t pay much attention to this, but I noticed it on Monday in the local paper’s reprint, and it’s still there on Tuesday in the USAToday website.
I still haven’t seen anyone write it out, but this is the best I could piece together from this great badminton site.
So, there were 16 pairs of women in the doubles tournament. The top 4 were seeded. Two pairs were from China, and they were the number 1 and 2 seeds.
Those 16 pairs get broken down into 4 groups of 4. Within those groups, each pair plays every other one in a round robin. The two best pairs from each group move on to the elimination round.
The Chinese were put in Groups A and D. The elimination round was set up so that the best pairs from groups A and B, and second-best pairs from groups C and D would meet in the top half of the bracket in the quarterfinals.
Then the # 2 seed was upset in the round robin in Group D. They would still make the elimination round. But, they would no longer be the best entrant from Group D (in the bottom half of the quarterfinals) but the second-best entrant from Group D (in the top half of the quarterfinals).
This would mean that if the #1 seed, from China, ended up as the top entrant from Group A, that the two Chinese pairs would meet in the semi-finals, with one of them getting no better than a bronze and possibly 4th place with no medal at all.
So, the Chinese were looking at 1) gold and bronze or 2) gold only instead of 3) gold and silver.
In response, the # 1 seeded Chinese pair threw points in a match in the round-robin so that they would get into the opposite half of the bracket from the other Chinese pair, where they expected to be before the upset.
But, when that pair started to throw points, their opponents did too. This is because if both Chinese pairs ended up in the top half of the bracket, the bottom half would be weaker, and if they lost, they’d get into it.
But, as soon as the top 2 entrants from Group A start to goof around, then it makes sense for the top 2 entrants from Group C (who’ll have to play them first in the elimination round) start to goof around too.
In the end, 4 pairs tried to be on the losing end of 2 matches to get out of the unexpectedly strong top half of the elimination bracket.
The final result: the # 2 seeds that were upset ran the table and won the gold. The # 1 and # 3 seed were disqualified, and the # 4 seed won the silver.
And the lucky bronze medal winner? This is a Russian pair that was initially eliminated after the round-robin. But, after the disqualifications they got matched up against the worst member of Group C, whom they beat. Then they lost in the semi-finals to the ultimate gold medal pair. And who did they have to face in the consolation round: the worst pair from Group A. That Canadian pair only made it because of the disqualification, and was the only pair that the Russians beat in the round-robin.
So, not only did the disqualifications mar the tournament, the poor design of the bracket gave the Russian pair a cakewalk. They lost to the # 1, # 2, and # 3 seeds, and then beat the worst entrant in Group C, and twice beat the worst entrant in Group A, and won the bronze. Talk about dumb luck.
Well … partially explained, anyway. Certainly better than the “some teams were bad guys” explanation in the legacy media.
Here’s how it worked. The women’s pairs badminton tournament is in two rounds.
The first is a round-robin. You do not not have to win every game here to go on to the second round. But, your performance here does determine your seeding in the final round.
The final round is in elimination format.
What happened is that the expected silver medal pair was upset in the round robin. This put a very good pair in a position in the elimination round where no one expected them to be.
Instead of being lined up so that they would presumably play (and beat) the weaker pairs until the finals, they were instead right in the thick of things.
It’s as if in the NCAA’s March Madness opening weekend, a very good team that should have been seeded # 2 was instead seeded in the 4-7 range. This would make their job harder because they’d be playing better teams. But, it wouldn’t make the other teams happy because they’d have to play a tougher opponent earlier.
In this case, those weaker pairs started throwing matches so they would have a better chance of advancing further in the elimination round.
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