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    It's weird to me that Rollie Massamino, a fixture of NCAA basketball from when I was a 'uuuuge fan of college hoops, will soon be passed in tenure by the current Villanova coach. Kinda like the way Mike Brey, who just finished up his 19th season at Notre Dame, will tie Digger Phelps next season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UngratefulDead View Post
    Andrew Lloyd-Webber is a living person, not a decades-dead historical figure.
    Kind of hard to be a dead talk show guest.

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    Kansas, eight coaches in 120 years:

    James Naismith (1898-1907)
    Phog Allen (1907-09, 1919-56)
    William Hamilton (1909-19)
    Dick Harp (1956-64)
    Ted Owens (1964-83)
    Larry Brown (1983-88)
    Roy Williams (1988-2003)
    Bill Self (2003-present)
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    There was no stability with IU basketball in the early years of the program's history, as 18 men held the job of head coach from 1901-1924, but things settled down for the next eight decades before the recent turmoil we've experienced over the past twenty years since Knight got canned.

    1924-2000 - five (really four) coaches in 76 seasons:
    Everett Dean, 1924-1938
    Branch McCracken, 1938-1943, 1946-1965
    Harry Good, 1943-1946 (McCracken served in the Navy during World War II - this is a thing I learned today)
    Lou Watson, 1965-1971
    Bob Knight, 1971-2000

    2000-present - four coaches in 19 seasons
    Mike Davis, 2000-2006
    Kelvin Sampson, 2006-2008 (Dan Dakich served as interim head coach for the final seven games of the 2008 season)
    Tom Crean, 2008-2017
    Archie Miller, 2017-present
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    According to Wikipedia, more MLB players have worn 00 (20) than 0 (16). 5 of those 16 were wearing the number 0 in 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixto View Post
    According to Wikipedia, more MLB players have worn 00 (20) than 0 (16). 5 of those 16 were wearing the number 0 in 2018.
    Doesn't every NBA team have a player wearing 0 and another player wearing 00 now?

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    TIL I learned that John Peel loved "Teenage Kicks" by The Undertones so much that at his funeral, his coffin was carried out to it, and he had the opening lyric engraved on his tombstone.

    I also learned that his real name is John Ravenscroft, which is a pretty fucking cool name on its own.

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    I like the name John Ravenscroft so much, I'm going to get it engraved on my tombstone.
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    The Raiders traded a kicker to the Bears today. In the news story it mentioned that the Bears already had two other kickers on their roster, vying to be the guy to replace the disgraced (and released) Cody "Double Doink" Parkey. One of them is named Chris Blewitt, which can't possibly be allowed as a last name for an NFL kicker.
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    The phrase "time immemorial" dates from English law, and was used to denote the idea of "beyond legal memory." While it was originally used (as it is today) in the sense of being some indefinite time in the distant past, before records were kept, in 1276 this concept was actually fixed to a specific date with respect to legal rights: if you could prove that you had been in possession or use of something (land or title or whatever) from the beginning of the reign of Richard I (which was in 1189), you didn't have to go back any farther than that and it didn't matter in the eyes of the law how you'd gotten possession or whether you had the original contract. This idea of reckoning rights from a fixed date wasn't given up until 1832, when the period was set at 20 years (which is arguably even less fair).
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