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  1. 16 hours ago, WxUSAF said:

    It should be win and advance for USMNT against Iran. Got to beat somebody and this is the team they should win against. Let’s gooo!!

    If you told me that we’d have a “win against Iran and you’re through” scenario going into this tournament, I’d have happily taken that option.

    Iran will be a tough game, but we have to be confident after the England match….and with such a young team I can see us going into it with a really positive attitude.

    15 hours ago, MacChump said:

    If you can’t win a single game in your group then you probably don’t really deserve to move on. US played well today and I expect them to beat Iran. 

    We looked fantastic yesterday. I feel really good about Tuesday, but of course my optimism is very guarded.

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  2. 1 hour ago, nw baltimore wx said:

    No booze at the World Cup?!? Sacrilege. :drunk:

    That late decision is complete bullsh*t on the part of Qatar. They had agreed to provide the same fan experience as always (including selling beer at stadiums), but they just went ahead and made a unilateral decision to not do so. I'm sure Budweiser is thrilled!

    47 minutes ago, WxUSAF said:

    What a mess this will be. No alcohol and near-slave labor? 

    I've been watching a couple documentaries this week - one about FIFA corruption and the other about the controversy around the Qatar World Cup - but the latter does a really good job going into the details of the labor issue. Basically, as far as I'm concerned (and I think most people feel the same), the whole thing is a massive f*ckup and it should never have gone down this way. But...money buys votes.

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  3. 13 minutes ago, Ralph Wiggum said:

    Only takes a piece of that to eject at the right time to clash with the N Plains energy diving SE. Might not want a big bomb tho, deferring to the pros on that one.

    For sure on both counts.

    Maybe a bomb helps with the "creating its cold air" thing, but how likely is that?

  4. 38 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

    I just posted in the winter thread. But the mid December time period looks really nice actually. MJO, NAO and PNA all look tasty for that time period. No guarantee the temps will cooperate. Especially for the coastal plain. But there could be a legit chance during that time period. 

    This is exactly what we're hoping for in regards to a reload. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but patterns generally stick around for a good period of time, but they will relax here and there. If this pattern is now just beginning, we probably have about through the turn of the new year to cash in, but we have to accept that we won't go wall-to-wall. Pattern relaxes a little around Thanksgiving, then if we reload we get into much less hostile (even if not prime) climo.

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  5. 16 hours ago, MN Transplant said:

    I’m not sure the last time I’ve seen such uniformity with a significant amount of rainfall.

    Yup. I was also really surprised by how uniform the distribution was - pretty crazy.

  6. 1 minute ago, toolsheds said:

    thanks.  Just seems odd that they are trying to accommodate the US viewing audience by playing such a late game.   I guess that it is not as bad as it seems.  I just remember recording all of the games years ago when it was in Japan/Korea on the VCR and watching them that morning. 

    They're not just accommodating the US audience though. There are nine Western Hemisphere teams in this tournament; most of their games are the later ones. Also, they have to play four games per day because this World Cup is condensed this year (because it's stupidly in Qatar in the middle of most club seasons around the world), so they have to spread them out throughout the day. Finally, the TV times are much better in Europe than they are here.

    If you're saying that we shouldn't play at 2:00pm in the group stage, then I have to disagree. There's no harm in having US games at that time as it doesn't affect TV times for any of our opponents except Iran. Those 5:00am EST games are being played at 2:00pm Qatar time. They could have started earlier, but that's not good for TV in Europe, and definitely not for viewership in the Western Hemisphere. East Asia is screwed for TV times, which isn't unusual at all for World Cups.

    I stayed up at night and watched many of the 2002 games (didn't hurt that I was in grad school and slinging beers at a pub at that time). Definitely good times, especially because we made a great run in that tournament!

  7. @WxUSAF...fantastic post above, and not just because it shows how we could slip into potentially solid setup.

    It's still so early. We just need to be patient and see where we go over the next couple weeks. I'm feeling pretty good about the potential in December into January. If things line up in our favor for 4-5 weeks, let's take advantage of it and let the rest of the winter play out.

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  8. On 11/14/2022 at 11:07 AM, toolsheds said:

    Is that taped?  Seems awfully late for a game to be played live. 

    You may have read that wrong. The game is live at 2:00pm EST (10:00 pm in Qatar).

    During the peak of the tournament during the group stage, the games start at 5:00am EST - 8:00am EST - 11:00am EST - 2:00am EST.

    All of our group games start at 2:00 pm EST. If we make it through the group (top two advance), our first knockout game would be at 10:00am EST on Saturday 12/4 or 2:00pm EST on Sunday 12/5, depending on where we finish in the group.

  9. 2 hours ago, WxUSAF said:

    I drag most of my leaves back to my fence line under our pine trees. They break down and it’s better ecologically. I can’t quite get to “leave the leaves” entirely, but I try to bag as little as I can. I mulch a lot of the rest.

    I don't really have a good place to do that or else I would. When you have 0.2 acres, 50% of which is taken up by the house's footprint, you don't have much room left!

    Agreed, though, that it would be good to leave some of them.

  10. On 11/13/2022 at 2:21 PM, CAPE said:

    All 3 of the biggies had no temp worries, despite somewhat marginal temps to start. The beauty of a legit -AO/-NAO in place. Hard to beat for us. We trend colder as the storm approaches/gets going rather than the usual opposite.

    The real cold powder storm that winter was the late Jan event with temps in the mid teens the whole time. Underrated storm- loved that one.

    So much fun. We trended from being fringed to what...7-8" of frigid powder during a weekend daytime storm?

    17 hours ago, CAPE said:

    CFS continues its run of complete weenieness for Dec.

    That's outrageous. :lol:

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  11. 23 hours ago, WxUSAF said:

    With several hard freezes in the next week, growing season is over. I’ll mow once more to mulch leaves and cut the grass low so our dustings look nicer.

    I have a decent pile of leaves against one of our fences in the backyard. I'll probably pick them up this weekend and mow to mulch. Then I'll probably do one more quick mulch mow in the first week of December to catch any stragglers blowing from neighbors' yards.

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