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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    Pretty sure we had this discussion on here years ago (Solon was the instigator if I remember right), but fan has a murky origin. Some believe its modern usage rose from a Baseball context and the early adopters did typically link it with fanatic. On the other hand, we know that in boxing circles, earlier than the Baseball context, a part of the crowd was "The Fancy" (which was a heterogeneous group that included people such as dandified young men or costermongers). Some argued that even though those early baseball adopters linked fan to fanatic the connection to "The Fancy" are too strong to ignore. In that evolution fan is linked more directly with fancy, fanciful, or fantasy and not as closely fanaticism.

    Of course, one can argue that the actual evolution doesn't matter because the vast majority seem to link it with fanaticism; hence, effectively it is short for fanatic. On the other hand, that sort of thinking created a world where literally means metaphorically.
    Well I've always associated it with being a fanatic. I suppose I use that to excuse my over-the-top behavior at sporting events.

    But hey, if you want to associate it with being a dandy, knock yourself out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Well I've always associated it with being a fanatic. I suppose I use that to excuse my over-the-top behavior at sporting events.

    But hey, if you want to associate it with being a dandy, knock yourself out!
    You literally just ruined English speaking culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    You literally just ruined English speaking culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Interesting. I read mbn's comments to mean that if your priorities were in order, you wouldn't have needed the DVR.
    Now I know where your priorities lie, sjbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    Pretty sure we had this discussion on here years ago (Solon was the instigator if I remember right), but fan has a murky origin. Some believe its modern usage rose from a Baseball context and the early adopters did typically link it with fanatic. On the other hand, we know that in boxing circles, earlier than the Baseball context, a part of the crowd was "The Fancy" (which was a heterogeneous group that included people such as dandified young men or costermongers). Some argued that even though those early baseball adopters linked fan to fanatic the connection to "The Fancy" are too strong to ignore. In that evolution fan is linked more directly with fancy, fanciful, or fantasy and not as closely fanaticism.

    Of course, one can argue that the actual evolution doesn't matter because the vast majority seem to link it with fanaticism; hence, effectively it is short for fanatic. On the other hand, that sort of thinking created a world where literally means metaphorically.
    I just felt like I was transported back to CUF circa 2012. What a nice feeling.
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    Have ute fans started posting yet about how terrible Wisconsin is this year?

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    Hans Olsen just posted a bunch of play breakdowns on Twitter. Really fun to watch.

    https://twitter.com/975Hans

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Hans Olsen just posted a bunch of play breakdowns on Twitter. Really fun to watch.

    https://twitter.com/975Hans
    I think this one is my favorite of his breakdowns:

    https://twitter.com/975Hans/status/1...011479553?s=19

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    This one is my favorite:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    This one is my favorite:

    Which one is that? Even though I see the "TWEET" tags in the quoted message, the tweet didn't show up on my computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Which one is that? Even though I see the "TWEET" tags in the quoted message, the tweet didn't show up on my computer.
    Is your browser set with tracking protections? I usually have to click those off and then refresh the page to see embedded tweets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Is your browser set with tracking protections? I usually have to click those off and then refresh the page to see embedded tweets.
    I didn't do anything different, but it's working now.
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    Was able to finally watch the rest of the game last night. Boy that was fun, but nerve wracking. Great win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I think this one is my favorite of his breakdowns:

    https://twitter.com/975Hans/status/1...011479553?s=19

    this right here is one reason byu's defense was so successful. wisconsin didn't run anything like this. they pretty much lined up and ran it straight ahead. that works against a lot of teams, but it plays right into byu's strength - which is their size in that 4-3 scheme.
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