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Football Team Blames Loss on Linux

michael posted more than 12 years ago | from the penguin-ate-my-homework dept.

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jaxon_brooks writes: "I guess if you can't blame yourself, you gotta blame something?!?! 'Ravens (-7 1/2) at Browns: Ravens Coach Brian Billick faults last week's defensive breakdown on team's switch to Linux operating system.'" Maybe the team got caught up playing Same Game?

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File this one under Humor (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454316)

For the benefit of the humor-impaired, Norman Chad's weekly sports columns are very funny and almost completely fictional.

Re:File this one under Humor (1)

EisPick (29965) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454334)

Hey Moderators. Someone moderated the post I'm responding to down as a 'troll,' but it's the only accruate post here thus far. Please moderate this back up. The cited article is a humor column, folks.

Sheesh.

Re:File this one under Humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454344)

As if anyone who could pass the Turing test would not figure that out?

Re:File this one under Humor (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454371)

Well, there's your first wrong assumption. Due to low banner ad revenue coming in from Slashdot because of all the freeloaders using ad-blocking proxies, the regular moderators and editors were all laid off. They were replaced with Slashbot moderators based on the ALICE AI. Obviously there are still some bugs to be worked out in order to make the new Slashbot moderators seem human enough to pass a Turing test. So far they have only been able to surpass Jon Katz in the test, but we all knew he was a computer program after the Hellmouth articles... :-)

Re:File this one under Humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454504)

I actually took this as good natured humor rather than as flamebait.

Re:File this one under Humor (2, Redundant)

leibnizme (264472) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454351)

This article is full of wittiness, so I seriously doubt the Linux statement was meant to be taken seriously. Some examples:

"You don't have to hit me over the head 10 times before I understand a trend.

Geez, why didn't I pay attention to numbers before this? The path to Easy Street is paved with stats!

Marty Schottenheimer won't rewrite Redskins playbook but will send it to Hollywood script doctors for "tweaking"

In "Of Human Bondage," Somerset Maugham wrote, "People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise." So let me say this -- I think the Falcons have the potential to tackle well.

Nobody hits harder than John Lynch. Well, except for my ex-wife.

Ravens Coach Brian Billick faults last week's defensive breakdown on team's switch to Linux operating system.

Herman Edwards can wear NYPD hat on sideline, but Curtis Martin should lose that big pad of parking tickets in his back pocket.

Peyton Manning's performance Sunday night blamed on having a TV commercial jingle stuck in his head.

If you play Cardinals game film backward, I believe there's a satanic message. "

See a trend?

Re:File this one under Humor (2)

unitron (5733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454938)

The trend is that several years ago most of this guy's readers and possibly himself as well would have said "What's a Linux?", now lot's of people who'd still say "What's a Slashdot?" are aware that there's an operating system for PCs other than Windows. That's what makes this guy's mention of Linux worth mentioning on Slashdot. That, and blaming a football game loss on an operating system switch is funny because it's so ridiculous.

Of course it would have been both funnier and more believable if he'd said that the loss was blamed on an organization wide "upgrade" to a newer version of their MS operating system. Or installing the latest Service Pack.

Re:File this one under Humor (5, Funny)

dgroskind (198819) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454457)

For the benefit of the humor-impaired...

To undersand the joke here it helps to know that Brian Billick is known [macworld.com] for using his Powerbook and Excel98 to select plays during the game.

Re:File this one under Humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454562)

Have the ravens actually transitioned to
Linux?

Re:File this one under Humor (1, Troll)

Bob Uhl (30977) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454787)

Your warning's not for the humour-impaired; it's for those who don't follow sports. I read the column in question, and saw nothing particularly absurd. I did skim over a few bits, though. Why should one assume that anyone, especially on this site of all sites, is sufficiently well-versed with sports of all things to detect a fraud? Much like the hoi polloi cannot tell when a computer in a movie is laughable, neither can we the literati distinguish the nuances of the pastime of thugs.

I'd an English professor once whose theory was that football served one redeeming social purpose: keeping criminals off the streets. I think it serves another: it keeps the proles happy. Feed them their watery beer, let them watch a bunch of beasts assault one another for a few hours and allow their energies be channeled into that most pointless of acts--rooting for their teams. It also serves as a warning for us: if one sees a picture of one's co-worker stripped to the waist, painted with obscure symbols and numbers, wearing a ridiculous head-piece, one knows that he can hardly be taken seriously.

Re:File this one under Humor (1)

kezgin (108761) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454825)

Wow, that post was filled to the brim with ignorant assumptions. So tell us, oh mentally superior one, what is it that people of higher intellect, more propensity to abide the law and overall less beastly features do to pass their free time?

Re:File this one under Humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454850)


They go home and sleep with thier wives, feeling guilty about wanting to fuck them in the ass, and hating them for it.

Re:File this one under Humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454886)

this is one of the most elitest statements I have ever read on Slashdot (which does tend to have s somewhat geek/elitest sentiment to it). Why is this modded at 2 instead of Troll

Re:File this one under Humor (3, Funny)

Pope (17780) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454899)

if one sees a picture of one's co-worker stripped to the waist, painted with obscure symbols and numbers, wearing a ridiculous head-piece

If it's the co-worker I'm thinking of, it means it's Solstice and I'm about to get reeeal lucky with her!

Re:File this one under Humor (2)

unitron (5733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454994)

I'm not big on following sports either, but the part about running the film backwards and seeing a Satanic message made the invisible satire tags pretty obvious.

first (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454318)

fp

they lost.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454319)

because Brett Favre is an awesome hall of fame quarterback..

congrats to me for picking him on my fantasy football team.

I could have gotten FP... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454320)

but IE crashed when I clicked the "reply" button.

What should I doooooo? I don't have enough RAM for Mozilla!

Heh, heh. (2, Offtopic)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454323)


I guess this gives us a new take on the term "astroturfing", eh?

Re:Heh, heh. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454341)

Black Parrot ruled it legal to have an axe to grind in a signature for all eternity, and demonstrated how to do it.

In case you hadn't noticed... (2, Redundant)

Caduceus1 (178942) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454325)

The writer's "comments" are all made up...the Ravens didn't blame Linux, the Cardinals did NOT have a satanic message, and Manning...well, maybe he DID have a jingle stuck in his head...

Re:In case you hadn't noticed... (0, Offtopic)

DoasFu (99077) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454651)

Wait, so you're saying the Lions don't really, really, really suck?

That's a load off...

Re:In case you hadn't noticed... (1, Troll)

Bob Uhl (30977) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454779)

Of course we've not noticed--how many of us on Slashdot care for sports? A bunch of grown men running around in Spandex, chasing a little ball and patting one another on the rear. That's surely the way I want to spend my free time!

Not that I'm against sports qua sports. It's no doubt very useful to the constitution to get outdoors and play. I myself enjoy fencing very much: the only exercise of the gentleman. No, what upsets me is the idolatry of sports. Why must taxpayers finance stadiums? Why must grown men derive their pride not from their own actions, or those of their and family and circle of aquaintance, but rather from the illusory gains of strangers?

Pro `wrestling' is the reductio ad absurdem of professional sports in general. The players aren't even really playing: it is drama for the postliterate, a bestial form of primitive theatre.

If the time and energy spent on sports in this country were instead spent on, say, feeding the poor and other charities, we would have a much better world.

And I'd never have to find a favourite television programme interrupted, a sales tax raised to fund a stadium I'll never visit or traffic jam on an otherwise fine day.

Re:In case you hadn't noticed... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454843)

If the time and energy spent on slashdot in this country were instead spent on, say, feeding the poor and other charities, we would have a much better world.

Uh-oh. We've got a big problem here. (5, Funny)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454326)

This is what happens when you leave the operating system design up to a pencil-necked geek from Helsinki. Everyone knows that Finns can't play football. And look at this guy, he's married to the 3-time women's karate champion of Finland. What do you think it does to a guy to get up in the morning, knowing that his wife could beat the tar out of him any time she wants to?

So, now we've got IBM and other big companies on Linux development, and those guys only know from golf! There they go, yapping about "enterprise Linux", and still they can't mount a good defense. Ah heck, we might as well go back to DOS. Now, there's an operating system with a strong offensive.

Bruce

Interesting? (1)

barzok (26681) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454403)

Who the hell is moderating these days!? I swear, these people have had their funny bones surgically removed.

Re:Interesting? (1)

Ford Fulkerson (223443) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454437)

I swear, these people have had their funny bones surgically removed.

There's a thin line between +1 Funny and -1 Flamebait. It also seems to depend on who says it..

Re:Interesting? (2)

SpeelingChekka (314128) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454502)

True, but this post was moderated as INTERESTING, which is what the person was referring to. I can understand it being moderated as funny, and I can understand it being moderated as flamebait .. but interesting?

Re:Interesting? (2)

pmc (40532) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454535)

And now offtopic, and it also has a troll moderation.

Slashdot moderation - chock full of surprises

Re:Interesting? (1)

Digitalia (127982) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454749)

Interesting? Haven't you ever read Neal Stephenson or Douglas Adams? You dare call yourself a nerd after having just tried to argue that something which is funny can not be interesting? For shame! A pox upon your house!

Re:Uh-oh. We've got a big problem here. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454446)

Well actually Finland has won a medal in every European championship tournament in American football since 1983. They won the title five times consecutively between 1995 and 2000. This year they lost to germany in finals. Gotcha ;)

Re:Uh-oh. We've got a big problem here. (1, Troll)

Zen Mastuh (456254) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454489)

I'm at the Karma cap, so I can speak without fear: Windows is much more offensive than DOS!

Invalid form key: yOaF7brAyz ! Looks like Slashcode is getting pretty uppity too.

Re:Uh-oh. We've got a big problem here. (1)

MaxVlast (103795) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454622)

I've been getting that a lot, too. And, much as I'd like to report the bug, Sourceforge won't let me without registering. And, as I have no reason to register at sourceforge, the error goes unreported.

(In fact, trying to post this message, I got "Invalid form key: eH7kBLVHZw !")

Re:Uh-oh. We've got a big problem here. (2, Funny)

lushman (251748) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454524)

Here's the problem:

[coach@ravens /]$ su
Password:
[root@ravens /]# mount /dev/defense
mount: can't find /dev/defense in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
[root@ravens /]# mount /dev/offense
mount: can't find /dev/offense in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Re:Uh-oh. We've got a big problem here. (1)

Publicus (415536) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454540)

Looks like two people have gotten their jollies from modding down BP!

Re:Uh-oh. We've got a big problem here. (2, Funny)

rasilon (18267) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454566)

So? Americans can't play football either, they're too busy with the broken versions of rugby and rounders that thay are always yapping on about. Most of them wouldn't know Pele from Gazza.

hold it- (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454670)

Wait - you mean your wife can't?

Would you stop sensationalism? (0, Flamebait)

RelliK (4466) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454328)

Searching through the long article there is exactly one mention of Linux, at the very end:

Ravens Coach Brian Billick faults last week's defensive breakdown on team's switch to Linux operating system

That's it. There is no explanation nor elaboration of that. Just this one sentence in the entire article, uttered apparently by a pissed off coach. There is nothing to suggest that any member of the team even knows what Linux is, much less blame the loss on it. Nor is there any explanation of what Linux has to do with this football team in the first place. So, michael & co, would you please read the fucking article before posting garbage next time?

Re:Would you stop sensationalism? (2)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454337)

Did someone get out of bed the wrong side this morning? It's a silly, funny, throwaway article. Join in the fun!

Re:Would you stop sensationalism? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454343)

Dude, this is Slashdot. Get a grip already.

Oh, irony ... Re:Would you stop sensationalism? (5, Insightful)

gilroy (155262) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454398)

Blockquoth the poster:

Searching through the long article ... So, michael & co, would you please read the f*****g article before posting garbage next time?

Perhaps this indicates why one should take one's own advice and read the article rather than merely "search through" it. For anyone who's not totally humor-impaired, it was immediately clear that the entire article was made up for comic effect.



The Ravens coach didn't really blame Linux. OK?


Now, a lot of people are coming down on the editors for even posting this, but I'm not one of them. There are at least two good reasons for linking through to this artice:

  • It shows that Linux is percolating in the common consciousness sufficiently (a) for a sportswriter to be aware of it and (b) for said sportswriter to believe it a useful reference for his readers.
  • It was humourous. A lot of people have been forgetting, lately, that a core strength of geekdom is its sense of humor. It's OK to poke fun at us, because we can take it. Or, to quote Michael Garibaldi, "Geez. It's not like every conversation has to be about the end of the world as we know it."

Re:Oh, irony ... Re:Would you stop sensationalism? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454989)

I disagree. I think the core strengths of Linux advocates are:

1) no sense of humour
2) a sanctimonious, preaching tone
3) an aversion to sports, or indeed anything that might be good for male bonding or attractive to women
4) bad smell

fukk linecks fukk mr. pms and gnu (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454329)

yeah fukk em all RIght now

i feel completely differenct about things now. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454330)

this was perhaps the finest example of a slashdot article. after one leaves college and embarks upon the journey of life, he tends to loose that child like innocence and becomes more cynical. but then to get slapped in the face with a riviting mention of the word linix ... your whole life can change.

i think it might be too early in the morning to run out and adopt some children, but i am gonna give it a whirl...

thanks michael! and thanks slashdot!

Flash: Slashdot blames Linux for lame articles (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454331)

In a press release issued today, Rob Malda, who uses the online alias "Commander Taco," blamed the Linux operating system on a recent rash of lame stories on his online news site.

"If we used FrontPage, the lincense would have kept us from posting lame stories," explained Malda.

Ahhh! (5, Funny)

mESSDan (302670) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454347)

What they meant was that they couldn't run any defensive "simulations" by playing Madden 2002. Doh!

Re:Ahhh! (2)

RedX (71326) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454481)

Interestingly, if you watch the Fox pre-game shows, they use the Madden engine to diagram defensive and offensive set-ups and simulations. In theory, teams could use those same types of simulations rather than the typical X and O diagrams on the chalkboard.

Re:Ahhh! (1)

agdv (457752) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454735)

Except the pre-game shows have people that are not beefy but can use a computer.

Well ... (0)

bobdown2001 (528975) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454350)

...if this isn't a good enough reason to switch back to Microsoft products i don't know what is.

Gosh the last thing we want to do is jeopardise the success of a football team. Forget the security holes if Microsoft is the difference between winning and losing bring it back, and bring back Nimbda too.

I only hope it's not too late for us ..... may God have mercy on us all!

;0)

expression (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454352)

I have decided to express my delight with this topic with a rich and compelling haiku.

sometimes michael you are a bit retarded yes? haikus are for fags.

okay that didn't work out, how about replying to this mister editor: what where you thinking?

Ravens' = ex-Browns' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454355)

Who cares, the Ravens' suck. They deserve what they get.

-Browns' fan.

Re:Ravens' = ex-Browns' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454835)

So they deserve to be defending superbowl champs? Baltimore was without a team for like 16 years; no one who didn't live in Maryland cared. Cleveland was w/o a team for like 3 years and they still haven't stopped whining about it -- it is REALLY getting old! Give it up!

-Raven's fan (used to like the Browns and feel sorry for Cleveland but not any more.)

Re:Ravens' = ex-Browns' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454962)

Ravens' suck.

Cleveland has a team. They are called the Browns. The only reason the dick head owner moved the team is because Cleveland wouldn't give in to his demands for a new stadium. What a jerk.

Mybe Linux wasn't the answer (4, Redundant)

TZ180 (514951) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454359)

They should have switched to FreeBSD! They might (would) have won then.

Re:Mybe Linux wasn't the answer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454396)

you dont have to be kreskin...

How-To Slum for /. Stories... (2, Funny)

heyetv (248750) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454360)


grep -r linux http://*.*.???/ | http://slashdot.org/submit.pl

Wrong sport (5, Funny)

OuD (527033) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454361)

No wonder they lost, everyone knows know Linux and *BSD are designed for ice-hockey.. just ask Pittsburg and New Jersey.

This is not off topic (1)

motherhead (344331) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454368)

go bears! our work release convicts and out of work club bouncers are kicking ass! too bad when they cash them checks and start gobbling up the crack it will all end. or maybe not... richard dent used to mangle quarterbacks magnificently thanks to the miracle properties of cocaine!

(now for the not off-topic part and supports the main topic.)

the bears never lost a game because of Linux! (at least as far as we know.)

thank you very much.

Re:This is not off topic (2)

iomud (241310) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454430)

And you know here, mongo (steve mcmichaels) said we were gonna be a practice squad this year at the cub game where he got ejected for singing take me out to the ball game after heckeling the ump. EAT IT MONGO! GO BEARS!

Don't do it! (5, Funny)

Denor (89982) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454381)

People, you're well aware at this point that the editors don't check the links in the articles submitted. Luckily, I managed to actually click on it before a lot of people saw the article. I'm warning you, don't click on it!


No, it's not a link to goatse, whatever sick bastard sent this in linked to a place far, far worse. Don't click!


I'm telling you, if you go there, you'll have horrible flashbacks to high-school gym! You'll get locker-induced claustrophobia all over again! It'll be like listening to everyone drone on and on about the latest game while you say nothing in order to disguise the fact that you didn't watch it! Yes, you're suspecting now so I'll just say it right out:


They linked to a sports site!


Run! Flee! Don't make the same mistake I did!!!

Re:Don't do it! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454392)

Actually, for Linux, a sportswriter knowing it exists is a good sign.

Re:Don't do it! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454440)

Parent +1, Insightful!

Re:Don't do it! (-1)

tristan f. (259738) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454827)

Actually, it wasn't so much a sports site as it was the Washington Post... perhaps you've heard of it?

Thanks for showcasing your ignorance. Come back soon.

hopeless (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454383)

Christ! If you're going to post stuff here for thousands of people to read, perhaps you could spend 10 seconds checking it first? As an offhand joke it's not worth its own story.

As for the submitter: get a sense of humor and a grip dammmit!

oddly enough... (3, Funny)

gnurd (455798) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454388)

i blame the need for my university to switch to a free operating system on the disproportinate budget of the football team.

Re:oddly enough... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454568)

University football teams are usually very profitable.

Letterman would like this... (3, Funny)

simpleguy (5686) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454390)

Dave Letterman can now blame the long lasting defeats of the "Fighting Cardinals" on Linux too

Heh.

That's what they get (1)

Grax (529699) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454399)

That's what they get for changing players mid-season. Give Linux a chance to get used to the team and they'll see some outstanding numbers there.

Anyone know what the Satanic message in the film was? I heard it was "Outlook is awesome. Viruses and worms are our friends. Virus Basic Scripting (VBScript) RULES!!"

This is an opportunity!!! (-1, Flamebait)

Lonath (249354) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454415)

Everyone send emails to this person correcting him for blaming something on Linux that wasn't the fault of Linux. Then the Washington post will have more stories about how informed and reasonable all Linux people are. That will get us away from this image of being a bunch of crazies using some neato niche toy instead of a real OS. Explain how using Linux will increase the efficiency of team operations and lead to better results for the team! We can't let them mock Linux like this or else Microsoft will win! Think of all the free press this might get, and then maybe he will write another article next week complaining about the deluge of letters!! Then the dialogue will be started! Cmon, this is the _Washington_ Post. Everyone in Congress reads it, so let's make some noise!

Re:This is an opportunity!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454518)

haha, your not for real.

Re:This is an opportunity!!! (0, Offtopic)

tommck (69750) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454567)

The fact that this thread exists at all proves that /. is a bunch of crazies!

A good thing. (1)

suso (153703) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454426)

This actually will be a good thing in the long run because it will help the average consumer feel that Linux is catching on among those that he/she can relate too.

Remeber the guy who was hack Yahoo News? (1, Offtopic)

ellem (147712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454463)

He's gotta be back. That makes no sense.

This is not offtopic... (1)

deathscythe257 (309424) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454588)

obviously he's referring to the possibility that someone hacked this sports news site to say something it shouldn't have... c'mon people. Friends don't let drunk friends moderate.

Football? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454467)

What the fuck is football?

Re:Football? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454727)

Football is like soccer, but better.

Switch to FreeBSD (2, Funny)

Bender Unit 22 (216955) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454494)

instead of that moneygrabbing monopoly that is Linux! The FreeBSD dæmon would also make a better mascot! :-)
I know it, and you know it, Linux is evil!

.. wait, I might have got something wrong here, but since the post is about a sports page, I have a hard time relating to it. Ah, now I remember, it is Micro$oft that is evil.. almost slipped there...("note to self: M$ is evil not Linux, Linux=good").

WIN with Windows! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454532)

If business can't survive doing Linux, what's makes an expansion? football team think it can?

Get Windows -- it even says WIN -- and how can you lose?

We Can fix it (1)

Delifisek (190943) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454569)

If they convert their offence and defence code to GPL. We can grab the source and make some patch.

But uh oh, if code became GPL their competitors can download the source and learn their innovated tactics.

Linux...revolutionizing the sports arena! (2, Funny)

Topgun1 (261377) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454597)

I can see it now.

Press: Coach, what happened in the game today?

Coach: Well, it's really quite simple: our offense sig faulted and the defense was running Nautalis (see previous story).

Lucky socks? (1)

Paul the Bold (264588) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454609)

Maybe it was the switch to Linux. Here is one possible scenario:

The defensive coach's wife might have washed his lucky socks. He was busy learning how to use the new software, so he didn't know it was happening. Next thing you know, it's game day, and the socks have lost their magic. It's a tragedy.

I thought that was intel... (2, Funny)

cosmol (143886) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454632)

Years back I was at the independence bowl watching the Virginia Wahoos beat the TCU horned frogs. Since it was raining, and my team was losing, the high point was the Wahoo band.

Their half time routine consisted of poor marching (if you could call it that) and jokes over the stadium PA. This was way back when the Pentium division bug was in the news.

On the speaker a voice announced, "Todays half time scores brought to you by pentium, Virginia 14.00421, TCU 3.10002"

That really was the best part of the game...

Dear Billoch of the Ravens... (2)

strredwolf (532) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454728)

I heard of your problems using Linux to run the defense team of our native Baltimore Ravens. I am intrested on how you got the entire defense to run Linux in their brains instead of their native operating wetware, and am willing as a Linux sysadmin to help correct the line teams mistakes. Please contact me through my website. --Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price.

Don't believe it, unless you want to believe this. (2, Redundant)

geekguy (97470) | more than 12 years ago | (#2454734)

Patriots at Colts (-10): Peyton Manning's performance Sunday night blamed on having a TV commercial jingle stuck in his head.

Most things in there are done for humor, I don't think the Linux quote is any different.

goo goo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2454866)

Can you imagine a cluster of Siragusas'? Man! Giga-flops of pr0n churning power!
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