[Vision2020] Anyone want a basketball coaching job?
godshatter at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 19 18:17:29 PDT 2008
If the University was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on
competitive video game players, I'd have the same problem with it no
matter how much money they brought in from Alumni.
I'm just talking priorities here. I love playing video games, but I
don't think that's where all our money should be going.
Kai Eiselein, editor wrote:
> So, what is the difference between a sports nut and a video game nut?
> Same thing, different addictions.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "lfalen" <lfalen at turbonet.com>
> To: "Paul Rumelhart" <godshatter at yahoo.com>; "Chasuk" <chasuk at gmail.com>
> Cc: <vision2020 at moscow.com>; "Carl Westberg"
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:23 AM
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>> I am in general agreement.
>> -----Original message-----
>> From: Paul Rumelhart godshatter at yahoo.com
>> Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 23:06:45 -0700
>> To: Chasuk chasuk at gmail.com
>> Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Anyone want a basketball coaching job?
>>> Chasuk wrote:
>>> > I used to work with a guy who was a major sports enthusiast and he
>>> > would begin every morning with a play by play recounting of any game
>>> > he happened to have watched the night before. I politely asked
>>> him to
>>> > stop, but he continued. I told him that I didn't care, but he
>>> > continued. Finally, I asked him, "Are we talking about football,
>>> > baseball, or hockey here?" He was so flummoxed that he never
>>> > me again.
>>> I can understand getting enthusiastic about things and wanting to share
>>> it with others. It's just that nobody wants to hear about the
>>> programming trick I just learned and had to play with all weekend.
>>> When people ask me who I'm rooting for in the Superbowl, I usually
>>> with "I'm not going to watch it, I'm not really into baseball anyway".
>>> I like their expressions, both facial and verbal, and it covers the
>>> that I usually don't know who's playing until about three days
>>> before it
>>> starts and the media blitz is big enough to get past my not watching
>>> my spam filters, and my use of the firefox adblock extension.
>>> There's a part of me that could get into sports, but I work hard to
>>> repress it because I have enough time-sinks at the moment.
>>> > I watch the World Cup once every four years, mainly for nostalgic
>>> > reasons. That, and its elegant. I find it sorta pretty.
>>> > Chas
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> Kai Eiselein
> Editor, Latah Eagle
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