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    You know it’s funny you mention that. Both of...

    You know it’s funny you mention that. Both of these cases involve a private company deciding something was inconsistent with their values/public perception of their business and acting accordingly....
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    That's all fine and well. But if I accidentally...

    That's all fine and well. But if I accidentally run into the back of your car, I'm still going to get a ticket. And pay for your new bumper. An apology is necessary but not sufficient.

    Moral...
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    If I make a veiled reference to suicide, and the...

    If I make a veiled reference to suicide, and the person I'm talking to discloses they lost a parent to suicide and feel devastated by my comment, I'm going to apologize for my unintentional mistake....
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    We never know what is in somebody's heart, what...

    We never know what is in somebody's heart, what their intent may be, how their actions reflect their values. All we have to go on is behavior, what is observed, and how it might impact the people...
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    Please understand also my own experience. As a...

    Please understand also my own experience.

    As a psychologist I've had many deeply emotional experiences with patients, where one, seemingly innocuous or benign statement, triggered severe trauma...
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    I apologize if that was offensive. I should...

    I apologize if that was offensive.

    I should have used different phrasing.

    I think we should all make conscious efforts to avoid telling people whose values, experiences, backgrounds, and...
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    They ABSOLUTELY have the same right to speak. But...

    They ABSOLUTELY have the same right to speak. But we should all know our place when it comes to telling others how to feel. I believe the people at Creighton, players and staff and administrators...
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    Cut it out. The clear point I was making is that...

    Cut it out. The clear point I was making is that it is not appropriate for one demographic group to tell another how they SHOULD FEEL (or not) about something. Telling black people to not be offended...
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    Exactly. Mods, I really don't see a benefit to a...

    Exactly. Mods, I really don't see a benefit to a thread where mostly old white men will tell us that a 19-year-old Black athlete shouldn't have a problem with the phrase "stay on the plantation." The...
  10. The unselfishness of this team, coupled with...

    The unselfishness of this team, coupled with their immense talent, moves them from great to elite. Every single player has a role and does his job. The ball moves well because not a single player...
  11. Just a few notes that I think are really...

    Just a few notes that I think are really important after reading this thread:

    - It isn't just motivation that impacts how one learns virtually. It's cognitive ability, age and grade level,...
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    New podcast with Coach Few

    Colin Cowherd launched a new podcast a few weeks ago and had a long-form interview with Mark Few posted today:

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    I get your point, but I also think the...

    I get your point, but I also think the "different" part of the tourney is the prep, travel, etc. Ayayi got to experience it, whether he was on the floor or not. It's still meaningful.

    Which brings...
  14. Just wanted to give a +1 to this post. I am...

    Just wanted to give a +1 to this post. I am really hopeful for a F4, will be very disappointed if they don't make the E8. But disappointed FOR these young men, not IN them.

    Amidst a pandemic they...
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    Jalen Suggs article from The Ringer

    https://www.theringer.com/nba/2021/2/24/22298351/jalen-suggs-nba-draft-scouting-report-gonzaga

    Gonzaga is essentially an NBA team that plays college basketball. They spread the floor with...
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    Smart > Tough. Everyone loves to talk about...

    Smart > Tough.

    Everyone loves to talk about toughness, and I think this GU bunch is plenty tough both physically and mentally. But across the sports landscape the teams that win consistently do...
  17. 20 years of evidence that the cupboard will be...

    20 years of evidence that the cupboard will be restocked. I'll start to worry on about Nov 1st, 2021 if there isn't a loaded roster ready to go.
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    One of my colleagues who works closely with our...

    One of my colleagues who works closely with our electronic medical record is fond of saying "a system doesn't fail, it works exactly as it was designed to."

    If you want to keep this thread off...
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    Great post, agree with you completely. Not my cup...

    Great post, agree with you completely. Not my cup of tea, but these kids have a lot of competing interests. It's easy as a fan to talk about loyalty and commitment to your teammates, but the amount...
  20. Thread: Ballo?

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    Oumar won't turn 19 until this summer. He has...

    Oumar won't turn 19 until this summer. He has moved from Mali to Spain to Mexico to Spokane. After his redshirt year he had a summer that had much less time for competition due to Covid, followed by...
  21. Poorly phrased on my part, and without...

    Poorly phrased on my part, and without surrounding context even more so. The point is, their effort, performance, and precision against Pacific is not at all predictive of how they’d play against...
  22. The Kansas City Chiefs sleepwalked through the...

    The Kansas City Chiefs sleepwalked through the second half of the NFL season, barely winning (yet winning) almost every game by single digits. The majority of the pundits going into the playoffs were...
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    A few people have mentioned the "Any team any...

    A few people have mentioned the "Any team any place" mentality as part of the fabric of Gonzaga basketball to support playing in the WCC tournament. I'd argue that another major ethos for the program...
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    I just can't imagine being an AD -- trying to...

    I just can't imagine being an AD -- trying to manage an athletic program in the middle of a pandemic with cratering revenues, health considerations, remote learning, game cancellations and...
  25. I’ve said it before, but the biggest recruiting...

    I’ve said it before, but the biggest recruiting factor for the Zags moving forward will be NBA success of their alum. That means a great deal to high level HS players. Congrats to Brandon and Rui....
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