#SuperBowl-LV | Logs for 2021-02-07

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[18:29:13] <Bytram> Deep_Blue: Howdy!
[18:29:21] <Deep_Blue> Howdy
[18:29:31] <Deep_Blue> it's that time of the year again
[18:29:40] <Bytram> Looks like you're the first to join in!
[18:29:58] <Bytram> (And hopefully not the last!)
[18:30:16] <Deep_Blue> yes, hopefully
[18:30:55] <Bytram> Sadly, I got only 4 hours' sleep last night, so I'll need a nap before the game starts. :/
[18:31:13] <Deep_Blue> i need one too. I was just typing that.
[18:31:27] <Bytram> LOL
[18:31:49] <Deep_Blue> I also did not sleep much last night, but also, for me it's going to be super bowl monday, because local time is 1:30 am when the game starts
[18:33:34] <Bytram> So... your time zone is aligned with, lemme guess... Italy? Germany?
[18:33:42] <Deep_Blue> Finland
[18:33:56] <Bytram> O_O
[18:34:09] * Bytram never made it there
[18:34:33] <Bytram> from what I've heard, it's a firndishly difficult language?
[18:34:48] <Bytram> s/r/e/2
[18:35:37] <Deep_Blue> well, it is very different, so it'll be hard for people who are a customed to english and other germanic languages. For kids to learn as a new language, it's actully pretty easy
[18:36:20] <Bytram> good two here! ;^)
[18:36:44] <Deep_Blue> two what?
[18:37:05] * Bytram made a poor attempt at a joke
[18:37:28] <Bytram> Good to hear! (Homonyms)
[18:37:34] <Deep_Blue> right
[18:37:43] <Bytram> rite!
[18:37:49] <Bytram> write!
[18:38:02] <Bytram> hmmm
[18:38:09] <Bytram> =g wryte
[18:38:10] <systemd> https://www.handwrytten.com - Features - Handwrytten
[18:38:16] <Bytram> LOL!
[18:39:52] <Bytram> Many, many years ago I'd play Scrabble with a co-worker each week. He would not play a word unless he was certain it was a word. He claimed I just made up words and kept finding bigger dictionaries until I found one that had my word in it!
[18:40:06] <Deep_Blue> hehe
[18:40:33] <Bytram> He wasn't entirely wrong, either!
[18:40:57] <Deep_Blue> heh
[18:42:12] <Bytram> welp, better at least get a bite to eat... biab!
[18:42:29] <Deep_Blue> cya after the nap
[18:42:42] <Bytram> kthx!
[19:04:50] <Bytram> =g registered trademark symbol
[19:04:51] <systemd> https://en.wikipedia.org - Registered trademark symbol - Wikipedia
[19:08:49] Bytram changed topic of #SuperBowl-LV to: Channel for discussing Super Bowl LV ; this channel IS logged; please keep it civil. ("Super Bowl" is a registered trademark of the National Football League; no affiliation is expressed or implied)
[19:12:21] <Bytram> #weather tampa. FL
[19:12:22] <MrPlow> Kennedy Blvd @ Franklin St, Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602, USA - Today: "Heavy rain in the morning." 72/59F, Humidity: 85%, Precip: 100%, Wind ~8mph. Mon: "Mostly cloudy throughout the day." 73/65F, Humidity: 84%, Precip: 38%, Wind ~8mph. Tue: "Mostly cloudy throughout the day." 75/62F, Humidity: 85%, Precip: 20%, Wind ~4mph.
[19:55:57] <requerdanos> What time does the football game start?
[20:01:02] <Bytram> requerdanos: 1830 EST
[20:02:02] <Bytram> kickoff, that is. I'm sure there's something being discussed on the TV / radio / whatever even this much before the game
[20:02:51] <Bytram> that said, I had a short night last night (4 hours' sleep), so I'll think I'll take a nap for a couple hours or so
[20:03:08] <requerdanos> looks like a good time for that
[20:03:29] <Bytram> requerdanos: You have ops, afaik... anyting else I should set up / do?
[20:03:53] <requerdanos> The event looks ready to proceed to me.
[20:04:02] <Bytram> awesome!
[20:05:05] <Bytram> If you have other things to do, please go and do them! But, if you are just hanging around, then I'll leave things in your capable hands
[20:05:32] <requerdanos> Mostly just hanging around is my plan for the rest of the day.
[20:05:39] <Bytram> oh, I did /INVITE chromas but never saw him join. Feel free to give him ops if he shows
[20:05:51] <requerdanos> k thanks
[20:07:00] <Bytram> a little bantering is fine, but if things get really heated (never seen it, but just in case) feel free to .devoice or .kick or whatever
[20:08:20] <Bytram> back in a couple/three hours or so.
[20:15:59] <Deep_Blue> I need to move to another location. Our tv service assholes did something and now the channel doesn't show up. Be back in an hour
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[21:51:44] <halibut> I am a huge fan of $TEAM. They are so much better than $OTHERTEAM, and will definitely beat them. I am totally watching to see $TEAM beat $OTHERTEAM, and not just for the commercials.
[21:52:40] <halibut> Entirely unrelated, this is probably the ad that has most permanently branded itself in my head: https://www.youtube.com
[21:52:41] <systemd> ^ 03Super Bowl 50 - Mountain Dew: "Puppy Monkey Baby" (2016)
[22:24:54] <halibut> Odd piece of trivia from https://en.wikipedia.org : This is likely to be the least-attended Super Bowl in Super Bowl history. Second place goes to the very first Super Bowl.
[22:24:55] <systemd> ^ 03Super Bowl LV - Wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org )
[22:27:46] <Bytram> back
[22:27:54] <Deep_Blue> got a good nap?
[22:30:18] <Bytram> ho hi! yep!
[22:30:26] <Deep_Blue> i didn't
[22:30:43] <Bytram> Dunno why I did not sleep longer, but it is what it is
[22:33:14] <Bytram> and now I remember why I don't normally watch TV
[22:34:37] <Deep_Blue> because they screwed up the transmission here?
[22:36:31] <Bytram> nope, how inane and strident it all is
[22:40:08] <Bytram> bear with me; I normally use my 43" (~1.1 m) TV as my display for my laptop. Now I'm actually looking at TV, I am using this 'tiny' 14-inch (35 cm) built-in display
[22:41:23] <Deep_Blue> be careful that the bear doesn't eat you
[22:42:19] <halibut> Yes. Bears can be quite dangerous. You might want to lay low for a bit. (Good one, Deep_Blue!)
[22:42:30] <Bytram> that would be u-bearable
[22:42:36] <Bytram> that would be un-bearable
[22:43:24] * Bytram just now got the joke... wooosh!
[22:43:38] <Deep_Blue> better later than never
[22:43:55] <halibut> I understand being eaten by a bear is a ``grizzly'' death.
[22:44:21] <Deep_Blue> depends on the bear
[22:44:54] <Bytram> from what I hear, it's better than being eaten by a grue
[22:45:04] <halibut> I understand being eaten by a North American brown bear is a ``grizzly'' death.
[22:46:12] <Bytram> that may be, but only have to go through that once
[22:47:46] <halibut> That was supposed to be a pun on ``grisly''. However, looking up https://en.wikipedia.org , I find this quote: It has been estimated that a bite from a grizzly could even crush a bowling ball. Yikes.
[22:47:47] <systemd> ^ 03Grizzly bear - Wikipedia
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[22:48:46] <Bytram> wimpy bowling ball
[22:51:59] <halibut> Let's see if I can do this right. Observers are being restricted from the Super Bowl under the guise of the fake pandemic, and will be asked to leave so the players can illegally score without being observed, and the electronic score board will flip points over to the other team, resulting in the biggest case of Super Bowl fraud ever. Whomever wins will not be the actual winner.
[22:52:26] <halibut> The only thing I'm confused about is what building needs to be stormed when they are trying to certify the Super Bowl winner.
[22:52:48] <halibut> Did I get that right?
[22:53:37] <Bytram> Everything except telling our plans ahead of time? Perfect!
[22:53:47] <Bytram> :/
[22:54:38] <Bytram> break time
[22:54:49] <halibut> Oh yes. I forgot. Initial scores will favor one team, but then the fraudulent points will come in and turn the game around.
[22:55:22] <Bytram> NOW you're talking!
[22:59:14] <Deep_Blue> So, which team are you rooting for?
[23:02:23] <halibut> $ if (( $RANDOM % 2 )) ; then echo 'Chiefs' ; else echo 'Buccaneers' ; fi
[23:02:25] <halibut> Chiefs
[23:02:36] <halibut> Chiefs, I guess. You?
[23:03:38] <halibut> Is it odd to be particularly invested in a US football team in Europe?
[23:04:17] <halibut> What do you call US football (you know, that game that involves precious little foot-to-ball action).
[23:10:05] <legont> I am always for pirates
[23:14:48] <halibut> A few lines up, bash informed me I am rooting for the Chiefs this year. Please treat this line as though it contained some witty-yet-devastating trash talk for rooting for the other team.
[23:14:56] <Deep_Blue> I don't have a favorite in this. Buccaneers is not a team i'm familiar with, but Brady is just so good that i have i can't just ignore that
[23:16:00] <Deep_Blue> I was in Kansas the other year for some time and last year i was rooting for Chiefs
[23:16:39] * halibut checks the bash command above.
[23:17:12] <halibut> Chiefs? Me too. You are clearly a distinguished person with good upbringing.
[23:17:25] <Deep_Blue> hehe
[23:17:25] <Bytram> Past performance is no guarantee of future results, but I still have to root for Brady.
[23:19:23] <Deep_Blue> I have watched super bowl for like 13-14 years. I don't watch other sports
[23:19:49] <legont> first time this century for me
[23:20:06] * halibut researches ... finds Brady is the QB for the Buccaneers, not the Chiefs.
[23:20:32] <halibut> Obviously Brady terrible and could not possibly be worthy of the Super Bowl.
[23:21:44] <Deep_Blue> we call US football American football or "jenkkifutis"
[23:23:04] <halibut> Strange how it gets called ``American'' when it is only played by a small fraction of the Americas.
[23:23:19] <Deep_Blue> yeah
[23:23:43] <Deep_Blue> strange that it's called world championship when only US teams play in it
[23:23:45] <requerdanos> Well that would hardly qualify it to be called "Asian" or "African"
[23:25:04] <halibut> Concerning world championship (they really call it that?), the teams are selected from all of the big leagues worldwide.
[23:27:07] <halibut> requerdanos: True. I just wonder why all things US somehow get first pick on the collective term ``American''.
[23:27:12] <Bytram> yeah, they DO call it that.
[23:27:42] <requerdanos> A fair question.
[23:28:07] <halibut> Actually, it's the ``football'' part that really strikes me as strange. Actual football involves manipulating a ball with feet. How did US football get that name?
[23:28:26] <halibut> ... other than that all of the players have feet and there is a ball in the game. That seems a little too generic.
[23:28:27] <Deep_Blue> perhaps wikipedia tells that
[23:28:46] <requerdanos> well, a "ball"
[23:29:30] <Deep_Blue> yes, the joke is that it should be called like hand oval or something like that
[23:30:28] <halibut> Already at Wikipedia. The Football article ( https://en.wikipedia.org ) is about the class of games called ``football''. Apparent US football is called Gridiron football. According to the article, ``football'' refers to whatever form of football is popular where the term is being used.
[23:30:29] <systemd> ^ 03Football - Wikipedia
[23:31:26] <halibut> Apparently, Gridiron football is also played in Canada, but has 12 players on a side.
[23:33:31] <Deep_Blue> we also have "american football" league called Vaahteraliiga ("Maple League" in English) here in Finland
[23:33:56] <Bytram> lemme guess... the 12th Canadian player is there to apologize? j/k!
[23:34:23] * requerdanos would like to thank VIPRow Sports for providing a live stream of today's event
[23:35:45] <halibut> https://en.wikipedia.org has a short History section. Apparently, Gridiron football started off as a bunch of games with rules similar to rugby or association football (soccer), and eventually started to get standardized and then deliberatly morphed to distinguish itself from those games.
[23:35:46] <systemd> ^ 03Gridiron football - Wikipedia
[23:38:07] <halibut> A bit like a Ship of Theseus. The name stays, but all of the parts have been replaced until very little to nothing remains of the thing to which the name originally referred, I guess.
[23:38:53] <Deep_Blue> it is on!
[23:39:01] <halibut> The Ship of Theseus version I originally heard: This hammer has been in our family for generations! It's only needed to have the handle replaced three times, and the head replaced once!
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[23:44:41] <Ethanol-fueled_> I ain't here to stay
[23:45:02] <Ethanol-fueled_> Just gonna say that Mahomes is gonna win for symbolic reasons.
[23:45:11] <Deep_Blue> heh
[23:45:25] <Ethanol-fueled_> Mixed photogenic dude beats old White man
[23:45:48] <Deep_Blue> really?
[23:45:56] <Ethanol-fueled_> Yep.
[23:45:57] <Deep_Blue> and what if you are wrong
[23:46:12] <Ethanol-fueled_> Betters are pushing the line from KC toward Bucs
[23:46:35] <Ethanol-fueled_> Was the national anthem stupid? I missed it.
[23:46:42] <Deep_Blue> yeah, pretty stupid
[23:47:00] <Ethanol-fueled_> did it involve a Black person faking guitar playing?
[23:47:58] <Ethanol-fueled_> Yeech, these commercials are pure cancer.
[23:48:02] <Deep_Blue> Steve Terreberry will probably tell us that
[23:48:43] <Ethanol-fueled_> deep blue, why are Trader Joes stores usually located away from diverse neighborhoods?
[23:48:50] <Deep_Blue> oh that was not the national anthem, that was the song before that, but anyway, if she was faking the guitar playing, then it was not obvious
[23:49:26] <Bytram> America the Beautiful -- looked genuine to me
[23:49:32] <Deep_Blue> I don't know. I've never been to Trader Joes. I don't live in the states, although i have been there many times
[23:49:49] <Ethanol-fueled_> Allright. I'm outta here. Have fun fellas.
[23:49:55] <Deep_Blue> we will
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[23:50:25] <Bytram> Lived near a couple TJs -- struck me as being nice, but over-priced
[23:50:36] <Deep_Blue> what do they sell?
[23:50:49] <Deep_Blue> all kinds of crap?
[23:51:36] <Deep_Blue> Man that EF, what was the point
[23:53:15] <Bytram> dunno, never went in. Just saw their flyers. Seemed like overpriced boutique-ish free-range all-natural stuff
[23:53:58] <Deep_Blue> right
[23:54:09] <halibut> I think Trader Joe's outlets tend to be small-ish (by US standards) grocery stores, with a variety of groceries focusing on organic, fresh, and non-generic and non-big-name brands.
[23:54:47] <Bytram> halibut++ much better description
[23:57:27] <halibut> From a feed on CBS Sports: Man coverage on third down and Mahomes just runs right away. Tampa played a ton of man early in the first matchup and got torched by Tyreek Hill, then switched to more Cover-2 and Cover-4 later in the game (and got burned by Travis Kelce).
[23:57:35] * halibut is amused by the phrase ``ton of man''.
[23:58:21] <Deep_Blue> it is hilarious phrase
[23:58:39] <halibut> Possibly accurate. A ton is 10 200-pound persons or 5 400-pound persons. Seems like an easy amount to get with 22 large football players.
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[23:59:58] <Bytram> SoyCow6651: welcome!
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