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2023.04.01 22:57 why2009 r/FantasyBookers Version of Wrestle Mania 39 Match Card Text Form !!!

1) United States Title
John Cena vs Austin Theory (c) vs Matt Riddle

2) Raw Women's Title
Lita vs Bianca Belair (c) vs Bayley

3) Falls Count Anywhere
Logan Paul vs Brock Lesnar

4) Intercontinental Title
Charlotte Flair vs Gunther (c)

5) Smackdown Women's Title
Liv Morgan vs Ronda Rousey (c)

6) Men's Wrestle Mania Show Case
Gable Steveson vs Goldberg

7) Women's Wrestle Mania Show Case
Trish Stratus vs Maryse

8) Raw and Smackdown Undisputed World Tag Team Titles
Edge and Rey Mysterio vs The Uso's (c)

9) Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Rhea Ripley is the first ever Female Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner as she eliminates Dominik Mysterio to win.

10) Show Case
Bobby Lashley vs Big E

11) WWE Undisputed Universal 6 Way Dance
Cody Rhodes vs Roman Reigns (c) vs Seth Rollins vs Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens vs Randy Orton

Order Of Eliminations:
1) Randy Orton by Roman Reigns at 5:00 Minutes due to safety concerns
2) Kevin Owens by Sami Zayn at 11:00 Minutes due to Heluva Kick
3) Sami Zayn by Seth Rollins/Roman Reigns at 20:00 Minutes due to Stomp and Submission
4) Roman Reigns by Cody Rhodes/Seth Rollins at 25:00 Minutes due to Stomp/Top Rope Kick
5) Seth Rollins by Cody Rhodes at 30:00 Minutes thanks to Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns/ Cross Rhodes.

Sun, Apr 2, 2023
Location: SoFi Stadium
Brand(s): Raw; SmackDown
City: Inglewood, California
Tagline(s): "WrestleMania Goes Hollywood"
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2023.04.01 21:55 tonnie_taller South Carolina’s Dawn Staley on name being suggested for Temple job: ‘Don’t want to coach in the men’s game’

South Carolina women’s basketball has experienced a historic run over the past year with Dawn Staley leading the program. Prior to Friday night’s loss to Iowa in the Final Four, the Gamecocks had won 42 straight games, including the 2022 national championship. Staley’s success has led to her name being mentioned for openings in the … Continue reading South Carolina’s Dawn Staley on name being suggested for Temple job: ‘Don’t want to coach in the men’s game’
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2023.04.01 21:49 Coldcoffees Pre WWE WrestleMania 39 Night 1 Hub & Discussion Thread!

WrestleMania Saturday
Match Stipulation
Austin Theory (c) vs. John Cena Singles match for the WWE United States Championship
Seth "Freakin" Rollins vs. Logan Paul Singles match
Trish Stratus, Lita, and Becky Lynch vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky) Six-woman tag team match
Braun Strowman and Ricochet vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) (with Valhalla) Men's WrestleMania Showcase fatal four-way tag team match
Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio Singles match
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley Singles match for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Tag team match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
Important Links
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2023.04.01 21:28 walk2daocean Jim Nantz in charge of ESPN graphics

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2023.04.01 21:14 Cutecutter1 To Patients, Herpes Can Be Devastating. To Many Doctors, It’s Not a Priority.

Thought this group would find this article from the NYT interesting. Here's a link to the article but I c/p it below.

To Patients, Herpes Can Be Devastating. To Many Doctors, It’s Not a Priority.

📷By Dani Blum
Feb. 18, 2023
Leer en español
Billions of people live with the infection, but there has been scant progress for treatments and tests.
When Lauren went to her doctors with stinging clusters of sores on her genitals, she assumed the pain was from a urinary tract infection. But at the OB-GYN, her doctor swabbed the bumps and told her that the rash was herpes. “No,” she remembered responding. “It’s not.
At the time, Lauren, who asked that her last name be withheld in order to talk about personal health issues, was a 19-year-old college student. She was in a two-year monogamous relationship with her second-ever sexual partner — a guy who occasionally dealt with an errant blister on his lip.
They hadn’t known that oral herpes could induce cold sores, and that HSV-1, the virus that causes oral herpes, could be transferred to the genitals. Lauren’s boyfriend was convinced that she had cheated on him, and he broke up with her, she said
Lauren became withdrawn and almost failed out of college. “You think, Why does anything even matter anymore?” she said. “I’m never going to date. I’m never going to have a boyfriend.”
That was in 2013. Over the last decade, Lauren has had only a few additional outbreaks, none as painful as her first. The mental strain — the depression she fell into after the diagnosis, the fear that future partners wouldn’t accept her — has been, by far, the hardest part of managing the disease. “It attacks your self-worth,” she said.
Herpes is extremely common: The World Health Organization estimates that 3.7 billion people live with HSV-1, some oral and some genital. And cases like Lauren’s, where HSV-1 spreads to the genitals during oral sex, have sharply increased over the past two decades, said Dr. Jonathan Zenilman, a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who specializes in sexually transmitted infections.
But herpes isn’t a top priority for researchers, said Dr. Larry Corey, a professor and virologist at Fred Hutch Cancer Center in Seattle who has studied the virus. It isn’t even the top priority among those who study sexually transmitted infections, he added. “The disease has been sort of ignored by both the pharmaceutical industry as well as the medical research establishment,” he said.
There are several potential reasons for this, experts theorize, including the relatively mild physical symptoms for most patients, clinicians’ reluctance to discuss sexual health and how hard it is to develop a vaccine for herpes.
“The fact that a lot of the toll is psychological makes physicians not that interested in it,” said Dr. Anna Wald, a clinical virologist and a professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
There has been little progress on more accurate tests, vaccines or additional treatments over the last few decades, Dr. Wald said. Part of the challenge is that the herpes virus can hide inside neurons that are shielded from the immune system, making the body’s immune response insufficient at eradicating the virus, she said — that’s why herpes remains in a person’s body for life. Vaccine attempts, so far, have not stimulated an immune response that can control the virus or prevent infection, she said.
If a patient does not have symptoms, doctors typically diagnose herpes with an antibody test that is frequently inaccurate. Up to half of positive commercial test results could be false, according to past research. There is another antibody test, called the herpes Western blot, that scientists consider the gold standard in diagnosing herpes — but the test is only available through the University of Washington, which can be cumbersome and expensive for patients to obtain. Testing is typically reliable when a patient has symptoms; doctors can swab a lesion and run a highly sensitive molecular test.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force doesn’t recommend routine genital herpes screenings for people without symptoms, in part because false positive rates are so high. On Tuesday, the task force reaffirmed its recommendation. In a related paper, a group of doctors wrote that the recommendation was, in part, based on “psychosocial harms” associated with false positives on herpes tests.
And so the virus continues to spread essentially unchecked — exacerbated by just how ineffective the most widely available tests for herpes are, said Terri Warren, a nurse practitioner who has researched herpes.
As cases circulate, patients are left grappling with a diagnosis that can be psychologically devastating, Dr. Zenilman said.
“You can control the symptoms,” he added. “But lots of people feel stigmatized, dirty.”

How herpes got sidelined

Herpes can be severe in certain cases: Babies can contract neonatal herpes from their mothers, putting them at risk for severe complications and even death. For people who are immunocompromised, outbreaks can be more prolonged and painful. In the vast majority of cases, though, people will have very mild symptoms, and many will have none. That’s part of the reason the infection is so pervasive: People pass it onto partners without knowing they have herpes.
Those who contract HSV-1 may develop blisters on or around their mouths or, in some cases, on their genitals. HSV-2, the other predominant strain, is usually characterized by one or more lesions around the genitals or the rectum. In the United States, around one in six people between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes, and over half of adults have oral herpes.
Antiviral medications help reduce the amount of the virus a person sheds, lowering the chance that someone with herpes will pass it on to a sexual partner. Some patients take antivirals daily; others only take medication when they have an outbreak. But the risk of spreading herpes is never zero. The disease lingers in the body, putting the onus on patients to disclose their diagnosis to anyone with whom they have intimate contact.
When Lauren started dating after her diagnosis, she found herself staying in relationships for longer than she might otherwise, scared nobody else would want to be with her. “I thought I was going to die alone,” she said.
Brittany, 29, who asked that her last name be withheld in order to discuss her personal health, only thinks about her HSV-2 when she scrolls through a dating app. In the two years since she was diagnosed, she’s only had one outbreak. Still, when she looks at each profile, she wonders how the man would respond to learning about her diagnosis. “I just worry so much that people are going to judge me,” she said. “That no matter how I present it to them, I’ll still face rejection. That weighs heavily on me.”
Some men have told her, flat-out, that they would never date someone with herpes, but what bothers her, too, are the ones who say, “I’m so sorry this happened to you.”
“I don’t want people to feel sorry for me,” she said. “I wake up every day and I’m fine.”
Scientists have worked on herpes vaccines in fits and starts since the 1970s, said Dr. Harvey Friedman, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine who has studied the disease for over 40 years. But past attempts have failed, for reasons researchers are still trying to uncover.
Because herpes has been around for so long, the viruses have evolved alongside us, making them more difficult to eradicate, said Christine Johnston, an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine who has studied herpes.
There are new vaccines under development. Dr. Friedman is working with BioNTech on an HSV-2 vaccine candidate that was given to the first human subject in December. But none are in late-stage clinical trials, said Dr. Ina Park, a professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and author of “Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of S.T.D.s.” “There’s nothing anywhere close to prime time,” she said.

‘One of the biggest secret societies’

When Ella Dawson, 30, contracted genital HSV-1 in college, she started to post openly about her diagnosis on social media. To her surprise, people came out of the woodwork to share their stories — friends, relatives, even a cashier who worked at the grocery store on campus. Many told her that they had never disclosed their diagnosis to anyone other than a sexual partner.
“It’s one of the biggest secret societies in the world,” said Ms. Dawson, a novelist and writer who often speaks publicly about her experience with herpes.
Courtney Brame, 34, started the herpes education advocacy organization and podcast Something Positive for Positive People after his own HSV-2 diagnosis. He’s seen how the disease “completely shatters a person’s identity,” he said, partly because of how central sexuality can be to someone’s self-worth. “They don’t feel like they have anything to contribute to a relationship now, just because they have herpes,” he said. “It’s like, ‘Who’s going to want me now that I have this?’”
Mr. Brame has seen this in his own life. He was once messaging a woman on Tinder who brought up her struggle with chronic asthma; when he disclosed his own chronic condition, she stopped responding. But more often than facing rejection, when he shares his diagnosis, he said, he gets a different response: Women share that they, too, have herpes.
Herpes stigma stems in part from the idea that people with the infection have done something “wrong,” Dr. Park said. But you can exercise every precaution and still get it, she added — condoms do not entirely prevent transmission, and you don’t even need to have penetrative sex to contract the virus.
Though condoms can reduce the risk of transmission, not everyone with herpes will use a barrier method in long-term, monogamous relationships. In 2021, Something Positive for Positive People conducted a survey of over 1,000 people diagnosed with herpes; around 66 percent said a partner had consented to sex without a condom or other barrier method. And there is little research on how the virus spreads between women who have sex with women, Dr. Park said.
Medical providers, in general, often don’t receive extensive education on talking to patients about sexual health, Dr. Johnston said. When it comes to herpes in particular, “health care providers can be really insensitive about it and minimize it,” she said. “This is thought of more as a nuisance than a serious infection.”
“Clinicians don’t want to deal with this,” Ms. Warren said. “It involves people talking about sex. They’re crying, they’re going to have to talk about various specifics like is oral sex OK, is anal sex OK — I don’t think they want to go there,” she said.
Without support from doctors, or medical innovations to cure the infection, people with herpes are left “dealing with two viruses at the same time,” as Ms. Dawson put it. “You’re dealing with the physical symptoms of the virus,” she said, “and you’re dealing with the mental strain.”
Dani Blum is a reporter for Well.
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2023.04.01 21:07 Previous_Practice155 Which of these 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament participants did *not* advance to the Final Four?

Which of these 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament participants did *not* advance to the Final Four?

Florida Atlantic
San Diego State
Miami University

The correct answer is https://www.letsaskfor.com/which-of-these-2023-ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament-participants-did-not-advance-to-the-final-fou
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2023.04.01 21:05 o0Jahzara0o The deceit and backtracking rampant among a supposedly righteous movement

I was reading this article just recently shared: War on women: The link between white supremacy, "men's rights" and anti-abortion politics and after someone let slip their racism, this part stood out to me: "Miller's denials across multiple instances of mainstreaming white supremacy are typical of the reactionary right in the Trump era, as increasingly extreme ideas are offered as red meat for the GOP base, while those who utter them later protest that they were taken out of context, kidding or misunderstood."
So I want to take a moment to talk about the sheer amount of deception and backtracking that occurs in the anti-choice movement. Because I take issue with a movement claiming moral high ground while deceiving people.
Actions of individuals:
Actions of the collective:
Abhorrent things have been kept quiet. Abhorrent things are said and then retracted. How much medical falsehoods are signed onto without even understanding what they are talking about? If they don't actually understand medicine and biology and how our bodies work, then they are just pushing ulterior motives and co-opting the words of the medical community and scientists to push their agenda. This goes hand in hand with appropriating the language of civil and human rights activism in order to undermine those very same civil rights.
It's telling their true beliefs that belie everything. People have been sounding the alarm for years: prolifers were not ever planning to stop at "late term" abortion. Or after sending it back to the states. Prolifers were never not going to press for prosecuting women - current prosecution of those who have had miscarriages and still births while on drugs was evidence of that. And now bills are being introduced, thus realizing the warnings that have been sounded.
There have also been warnings about how this was originally about racism and class warfare - look into the origins of the Religious Right and see what Henry Hyde said about his Hyde Amendment barring federal tax dollars from going towards abortion.
All of their rhetoric has been about shrouding true end goals. And all of the slips have acted as political "trial balloons":
A “trial balloon” describes a test of public opinion or reaction to a particular idea, proposal or policy.
It's amazing how much deception, shrouding, masking, lies, and abhorrent thoughts come from a movement supposedly so righteous and a moral high ground.
They have to hide racism, misogyny, exploitation, abuse. They claim that a newborn baby is no more important than this, while holding up protest signs with images of newborn babies and not zygotes and embryos, thus substituting their humanity for the higher level of humanity they see in babies (they do this with both pregnant people and zefs.)
They have to abuse people for being human (ie people who have consensual sex). They abuse children, who are also barred from accessing abortion and are forced to carry unsafe pregnancies to term that were raped into them. They abuse adult rape victims who are also barred from accessing abortion, either explicitly or just due to hurdles that prolifers refuse to admit harm victims. They commodify infants through adoption (which is only recognized as not human trafficking because it's made legal and passed off as nothing but beautiful while ignoring the harms it causes to birth mothers.) They exploit pregnant people, telling them to give up their newborn babies for adoption and not only not voting for legislation that would make it easier for them keep their babies, but actually voting against those efforts citing "bootstraps" and "mah tax dollars" (even though those people also may be paying taxes.
They will state how they can't allow abortion to be legal because their complicities supposedly implicate them in "baby murder." They accuse even prochoice advocates, people who may never even have had abortions themselves, as holding responsibility for baby murder. Yet when people die from pregnancy, when people commit suicide, when hospitals close birthing centers, they quickly write that off as not due to abortion bans. They scream about us taking personal responsibility while absolving themselves of their own.
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2023.04.01 21:04 PickYourPosition 💼 29 new consultancies with the United Nations - Sat 01 Apr

Please find in the comments 29 new vacancies that opened since Thursday 30 Mar.
The data come from UN Talent.

Every open Consultant position in the UN

🇮🇩 Other Jakarta (Indonesia)
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2023.04.01 20:49 Hour_Championship606 What y’all think about this

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2023.04.01 19:35 tonnie_taller Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley pushes back at style of play critics following loss to Iowa: ‘We’re not thugs’

The South Carolina Gamecocks entered Friday night’s women’s NCAA Final Four game against Iowa on a 42-game winning streak and looking to return to the national championship game for the second year in a row. The most dominant team in women’s college basketball was stopped in its tracks by Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes, losing … Continue reading Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley pushes back at style of play critics following loss to Iowa: ‘We’re not thugs’
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2023.04.01 19:29 P0larBearsR0ck Shotgunner has surprising results (including ivies) (warning: very long post)

Intended Major(s): Mathematics (except at Georgetown, where I applied for Government)
Standardized Testing
List the highest scores earned and all scores that were reported.
List all extracurricular involvements, including leadership roles, time commitments, major achievements, etc.
  1. Student Council (Student Body/Senior Class President), (3 hrs/20 weeks/11th & 12th grade) (Class President both years)
  2. Community Service Club (3 hrs/15 weeks/2 yrs) (President this year, member last year)
  3. Community Service Club/Volunteering (6 hrs/15 weeks/2 yrs) (President this year, member last year)
  4. Tennessee Boys' State (Elected Senate Minority Leader) (80 hrs/1 week/12th grade)
  5. TheateDrama (Student-Led Lip Sync Competition) (5 hrs/6 weeks/11th & 12th grade)
  6. Movie Theater (Crew Member) (33 hrs/41 weeks/11th &12th grade)
  7. Nearby University Summer Program (80 hrs/3 weeks/12th grade)
  8. Fast Food Restaurant (Trainer) (27 hrs/23 weeks/10th & 11th grade)
  9. Reading (2 hrs/27 weeks/All 4 yrs)
  10. NHS (Assistant Secretary 11th, Secretary 12th) (6 hrs/2 weeks/10th, 11th, & 12th grade)
List all awards and honors submitted on your application.
  1. ACT-related school award (School level) (All 4 yrs)
  2. Another (higher) ACT-related school award (School level) (11th & 12th grade)
  3. Rural and Small Town Recognition Award (National) (12th grade)
  4. National Merit Semifinalist (National) (12th grade)
  5. Tennessee Boys' State (State) (12th grade)
Letters of Recommendation
Disclaimer: I didn't read any of my LORs, so I truly have no idea.
LOR 1 - Math teacher of 3 years. Probably like a 9/10, she usually puts effort into these things and enjoys seeing her students go to different places. Pretty good relationship with her.
LOR 2 - History teacher of 2 years. I genuinely have no idea how hers might have been, but I'd guess at least a 6/10. Good relationship but she's very busy and procrastinates, meaning it could have been either really great or not good at all.
LOR 3 - Higher math teacher of 2 years. Very good relationship, but she admitted to using a template for all her students and changing it a little. So probably like a 7/10.
Northwestern (2/10) - This interview was my worst by far. My interviewer seemed like he didn't want to even be there and he seemed very rushed. Lasted about 25 minutes.
Harvard (4/10) - It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't good. My only in-person interview. This one was mostly me; I was super stressed and nervous and it definitely showed. Interviewer was pretty neat though.
NCSU (Scholarship comp, 5/10) - Lasted 20 minutes. Very average and they didn't seem interested at all, to be honest, but I didn't do great either. Didn't get the scholarship
Stevenson University (Scholarship comp, 5/10) - Also very average, but they actually seemed interested. Didn't get the scholarship.
UNC Charlotte (Scholarship comp, 5/10) - I was just very stressed out and nervous. Somehow got the scholarship? (Also very underrated school)
Princeton (7/10) - It went well, but it wasn't particularly memorable. I just remember it went well.
Georgetown (8/10) - First interview. My interviewer was super nice and engaged. She made me feel so much better and I really vibed with her. Around 45 minutes.
Duke (9/10) - I thought this interview went amazingly well. Interviewer was very nice, loved Duke, emphasized that he was rooting for me and he was just great. Lasted a while but can't remember how long.
Dartmouth College (10/10) - Interview was far beyond any other. My interviewer was amazing, very chill, and talked to me for nearly 2 hours. Made me love Dartmouth even more and gave me so much great advice.
Main Essay (Common App, Coalition, everything) (9/10) - I worked really hard on this essay for a few weeks. I wrote about the lip sync competition I participated in (that I initially said no to), how I grew, and how I will apply it to my future. I think it was creative and different, which helped me. I probably could have written the actual essay somewhat better though.
Supplemental Essays (6/10) - They were all probably slightly above average. I did research on every college, took notes, and (highly unrecommended) wrote different essays for each school. For some reason, I had a huge fear of reusing essays and it being obvious, so all my essays were different. The only supplemental essay I spent extra time on was Yale's because Yale was my (kinda) dream school.
Decisions (indicate ED/EA/REA/SCEA/RD)
Safeties (>60% Acceptance Rate):
Targets (30-60% Acceptance Rate):
Reaches (<30% Acceptance Rate):
As of right now, I'm leaning towards Yale, but I am deciding between Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth. I also love Georgetown, but it would be way too expensive even with the scholarship.
Additional Information:
This process was very stressful at times, and I truly just hope that by sharing my experience I can help others in their journeys as well. I thought I had no chance at selective schools, as I have no hooks (besides maybe rural), and I didn't even know top schools were truly this selective until my junior year. Also, you may have noticed almost all of my ECs were during my junior and senior years; this is because I could not join ECs during my sophomore year other than NHS (due to COVID), and I chose not to join anything my freshman year. My advice to anyone & everyone yet to go through this process:
  1. DO THE OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS! I believe this contributed to my rejected and deferred apps. I didn't do the UChicago or Wake Forest supplements. I also didn't send a single LOCI. Obviously, not sending a video to UChicago probably didn't change the outcome, but I realize now that not completing supplements is essentially the death of your app at top schools unless you're an Olympic athlete or something (only exception to this was Colgate).
  2. If you're a freshman, get involved now! Looking back, I truly wished I would have gotten involved in clubs, extracurriculars, and volunteering as soon as I could. I think the biggest drawback to my app was my lack of ECs up til junior year. And please don't do it just for college. Do what you love and enjoy, whether that's reading (like I used), zoology, or map-making.
  3. Don't always trust a2c. While a2c was a huge reason I was accepted to any reach school and helped me a ton, it was also (at times) detrimental to my mental health. Just seeing others with achievements I'll likely never reach in my life, nonetheless high school, talk about it so nonchalantly was very hard on me as I compared myself to them. Also, not all advice is correct. Someone once asked about sending 7 or so ACT scores to Georgetown, and practically everyone commented saying it would kill his app. I applied and sent 9. I was accepted. Not everything will be true, and I say this because I too often believed everything I read.
Overall, if this helps even one person, I will have accomplished what I set out for by writing this. I tried my best to be as specific and helpful as possible while still not giving away who I am (although I doubt anyone I know would be on a2c or this sub). I know that I talked as though I barely had any achievements, but I recognize that I was privileged enough to have many leadership positions and well-off parents. As someone from a rural town in rural Tennessee, who grew up told that a 36 is basically a shoo-in to any college, I was extremely shocked discovering a2c and seeing the reality of top colleges today. I just want to show those that grew up similarly to me that, no matter your achievements or how late you were to the party, you still have a chance. And a better one than you think! :)
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2023.04.01 18:40 JazzLover_OceanView Grand Ole Perverts Day aka April Fools and yes the background orange represents something and I do mean “Thing” 🤢

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2023.04.01 18:24 thinkingstranger March 31, 2023

The second Summit for Democracy organized by the White House concluded yesterday with an invitation to a third summit, to be held in Costa Rica later this year. The second summit was not just a United States party: its virtual sessions were co-hosted by Costa Rica, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Zambia. Over the course of three days, participants from more than 100 countries discussed ways to surge resources to reformers during democratic openings, address inequality, promote economic growth, combat corruption, advance the status of women, promote media freedom, encourage youth political participation, combat hate speech, strengthen unions, and defend the rule of law.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden congratulated the attendees for helping to make democracy work, turning the tide against autocracies. In the U.S. he said, “we’ve demonstrated that our democracy can still do big things and deliver important progress for working Americans.” As ordinary Americans have seen lower costs for prescription drugs and health insurance premiums, progress on rebuilding infrastructure, innovation, and policies to address climate change, they have, Biden said, “resoundingly and roundly rejected the voices of extremism attacking and undermining our democracy.”
Biden highlighted the ways other countries are advancing democracy: Angola is trying to build an independent judiciary, the Dominican Republic and Croatia have combated corruption. Biden called out “many other countries…from countries taking the first steps toward reform to well-established democracies of people making real changes to protect and strengthen their democracy.” The work of democracy “has never been easy,” he said. It “is hard work. The work of democracy is never finished. It’s never laid down and that’s it, all you have to do. It must be protected constantly.”
He continued: “We have to continually renew our commitment, continually strengthen our institutions, root out corruption where we find it, seek to build consensus, and reject political violence, give hate and extremism no safe harbor.”
The U.S. has invested in global democracy by committing more than $1 billion to shore up government transparency and accountability, support media freedom, fight international corruption, defend elections, and promote technology that advances democracy. It intends, Biden says, to commit $9.5 billion over three years.
Protecting democracy, the president said, “is a defining challenge of our age.”
Today, Leslie B. Dubeck, the general counsel for the Manhattan district attorney’s office, wrote to Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH), chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary; Bryan Steil (R-WI), chair of the House Committee on House Administration; and James Comer (R-KY), chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, to warn them that their attacks on Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg and his office were “unlawful political interference.”
Jordan, Steil, and Comer have tried to intervene in the district attorney’s investigation of former president Trump. Even before a grand jury of ordinary citizens voted to file charges against Trump, the three men demanded the district attorney share with them confidential information about the state of the investigation. The district attorney did not give it to them because, as Dubeck said, “our Office is legally constrained in how it publicly discusses pending criminal proceedings,… as you well know. That secrecy is critical to protecting the privacy of the target of any criminal investigation as well as the integrity of the independent grand jury’s proceedings,” she wrote.
She called their interference “unnecessary and unjustified” and reminded the men that Congress has no jurisdiction over individual criminal investigations. Nor does it have jurisdiction over state investigations. “The Committees’ attempted interference with an ongoing state criminal investigation—and now prosecution—is an unprecedented and illegitimate incursion on New York’s sovereign interests,” she wrote.
Dubeck noted that the men were reportedly working closely with Trump to attack the district attorney’s office and the grand jury process, making it seem that “you are acting more like criminal defense counsel trying to gather evidence for a client than a legislative body seeking to achieve a legitimate legislative objective.”
Dubeck noted that Trump has been threatening Bragg personally and warning that his indictment might unleash “death & destruction.” She pointed out that the three men, as committee chairs, “could use the stature of your office to denounce these attacks and urge respect for the fairness of our justice system and for the work of the impartial grand jury.” Instead, they and their colleagues were collaborating with Trump to attack the justice system as politically motivated. “We urge you to refrain from these inflammatory accusations, withdraw your demand for information, and let the criminal justice process proceed without unlawful political interference,” she wrote.
Dubeck concluded by noting that subpoenaing the district attorney for information about an ongoing state criminal prosecution, as they threatened to do, was “unprecedented and unconstitutional” and expressed hope they would “make a good-faith effort to reach a negotiated resolution.”
Also today, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis ruled in favor of Dominion Voting Systems in a key point of the company’s lawsuit against the Fox News Corporation for defamation. The ruling also established the central point for dismissing the story that Trump had won the 2020 election. Davis wrote—in italics—“The evidence developed in this civil proceeding demonstrates that [it] is CRYSTAL clear that none of the Statements relating to Dominion about the 2020 election are true.”
The Fox News Corporation had argued that the false statements of its hosts claiming that the voting system had thrown the 2020 presidential election to Biden were not defamatory because they were opinions. In his decision the judge went through the statements, calling out 20 occasions on which lies were stated as facts and similar occasions on which deliberately omitted material changed the meaning of what was presented.
The judge has determined that the hosts’ statements were false. Now the case will go to a jury trial in April to determine whether Fox hosts knew they were lying and whether Dominion sustained damages from the defamation. The company is suing for $1.6 billion.
In the last stop of her Africa visit, Vice President Kamala Harris today was in Zambia, which co-hosted this week’s Summit for Democracy. Neither Harris nor Biden will comment in any way about the impending indictment of the former president. At a press conference in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, today, a reporter from the Wall Street Journal reminded Harris that she had “spoken about democracy and the rule of law at every stop in Africa,” and asked her to comment on news of the indictment.
When she declined, Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema stepped forward. “[L]et’s remove names from your question,” he said.
“Let’s put what we decided we will do to govern ourselves in an orderly manner. First, our constitutions, bedrock law. Then, secondary laws, other regulations create a platform or framework around which we agreed, either as Americans or as Zambians, to govern ourselves. And so, to live within those confines.
“And when there’s transgression against law, it does not matter who is involved. I think that is what the rule of law means.”

https://courts.delaware is.gov/Opinions/Download.aspx?id=345820
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2023.04.01 18:21 Rivalry Confusion after Republicans attempt to ban “drag factor” in school gyms

As the US gears up for the 2024 Presidential election, Republicans have been been jostling with Democrats over trans rights, blaming “Drag Queens” for perceived high rates of gender dysphoria amongst children.
After Kentucky Congressional Republican Chad Huckmeister III learned about the “drag factor” setting on ergometers in his daughter’s school gym, then, he felt he had to act.
“For far too long the radical left has been quietly filling our schools with its weird gay agenda. Woke sleeper agents have installed equipment in our school gyms which literally turns kids trans just by using it. What I’m hearing is a ‘drag factor’ of 140 can turn a perfectly healthy god-fearing young boy into a shrieking butch lesbian in a matter of minutes.”
“That’s why I’m introducing this bill to ban all woke sports equipment in schools. I mean, the clue’s literally in the name: I read on Facebook that ‘erg’ stands for ‘Equipment Results in Gays’.”
Reaction to the move has been generally negative, with US politicians across the spectrum posting their 2k times online in an increasingly testy war of words. After Trump mocked President Biden’s “dweeby” 8:45, the White House is rumoured to be considering a retaliatory Executive Order which will require all athletes to race in Pride-rainbow unisuits throughout the summer season.
World Rowing opposed (or possibly supported) Huckmeister's plan, stating that “rowing is for all genders. Wait, did we get that right? Hang on. Yes, no, rowing is for all genders. Or none. We’re pretty sure that’s right. All genders can do rowing provided their testosterone is lower than… 2.5? Does that sound about right? Is it for women too? Not sure. Anyway - we’re supportive of all genders doing some form of rowing in some category, but we may change our mind next week. Is that clear?”
Light is at the end of the tunnel, though: in a letter to US Rowing, PETA have attempted to mediate in the brewing argument. They have suggested that to end the disagreement ‘drag factor’ be renamed ‘stop the rape and mutilation of the animal kingdom’.
Huckmeister III also gave a warning of what might lie ahead as he continues his clampdown on school sports: “next up I’m coming for balls: no child should be playing with them."
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2023.04.01 18:20 tryingtolivelife5 asian girl in cs

Intended Major(s): CS (DMD for penn)
Standardized Testing
List the highest scores earned and all scores that were reported.
List all extracurricular involvements, including leadership roles, time commitments, major achievements, etc.
  1. marketing/graphics/publicity leadership position on my robotics team. lots of graphic design and also a bunch of side projects involving app/web design and stem advocacy
  2. project lead for yearly intl app competition for women
  3. student leader for local environmental nonprofit
  4. freelance digital artist, made ~5k from art commissions/selling merch and have around 30k combined followers on social media
  5. graphics manager for award-winning school newspaper
  6. ui design & web intern at a startup
  7. clarinetist for award-winning school band & select wind ensemble (quit this year due to scheduling conflicts)
  8. kode with klossy programming summer camps
  9. another cs camp
  10. tutomentor
List all awards and honors submitted on your application.
  1. prestigious state art award
  2. x3 national semifinalist for intl app competition related to ec #2
  3. scholastic art awards honorable mention x2 and silver key x2
  4. national award for this newspaper spread design i did
  5. published artist in some national art books
+ sent in an update since i got some women in cs awards (state and national)
Letters of Recommendation (i didn't read any of these so they're just guesses)
english teacher: 8/10
precalc teacher: 7/10
counselor rec: 5/10
additional rec from robotics coach: 9/10
Interviews (in order)
MIT: 4/10, fucked up a question and was also my first interview
dartmouth: 6/10
upenn: 3/10, so awkward ughh
tufts: 8.5/10, clicked with this guy so hard and he was so nice
yale: 6.5/10, fanciest interview ever, literally did it in a private art museum and he was decked out in a full suit ?? i was slightly underdressed but otherwise a decent conversation
harvard: 7/10
personal statement was about my obsession with color palettes and how it symbolized my expansion beyond my artist persona... looking back it feels a bit ingenuine but my teachers really liked it (8?/10)
supps were decent; i spent like 1.5 months working on RD supps so they weren't rushed. my best supps (the ones that saw the most success) expanded on projects i did on my robotics team, the apps/websites i made, and going on walks with my mom. (7/10)
+ i submitted a visual arts supplement to all schools that allowed one
Decisions (indicate ED/EA/REA/SCEA/RD)
i was so shocked when i got into brown... i haven't stopped shaking since
i think what benefitted my application was that i had a somewhat clear theme abt my interest in the intersection of art, design, and technology and how i applied that interest to my community--my essays, ecs, recs, etc. all showed that. my brown vid was me expanding on one of those projects and how it led me to become interested in a niche field intersecting art and tech
i also think its funny that all the schools i got into had no interviews... socially awkward ftw
miscellaneous tips:
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2023.04.01 18:09 GmbyPU Why no BB HOF Cards?

Why no BB HOF Cards?
2K should have put out a set for the Basketball HoF class. Just got a Dirk & DWade, but Tony Parker and Pop are in this class. Could have done a coach set with Pop, Jimmy V & Gene Keady among others.
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2023.04.01 18:02 AutoModerator Daily Gospel Reflection with Pope Francis April 02 2023 PALM SUNDAY

From the Gospel according to Matthew Mt 26,14-27,66
One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, "Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?" He said, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The teacher says, "My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples."'" The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover.
When it was evening, he reclined at table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, "Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me." Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another, "Surely it is not I, Lord?" He said in reply, "He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me is the one who will betray me. The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man if he had never been born." Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply, "Surely it is not I, Rabbi?" He answered, "You have said so."
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, from now on I shall not drink this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father." Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Then Jesus said to them, "This night all of you will have your faith in me shaken, for it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed; but after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee." Peter said to him in reply, "Though all may have their faith in you shaken, mine will never be." Jesus said to him, "Amen, I say to you, this very night before the cock crows, you will deny me three times." Peter said to him, "Even though I should have to die with you, I will not deny you." And all the disciples spoke likewise.
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, "My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me." He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will." When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, "So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, "My Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!" Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open. He left them and withdrew again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing again. Then he returned to his disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners. Get up, let us go. Look, my betrayer is at hand."
While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a large crowd, with swords and clubs, who had come from the chief priests and the elders of the people. His betrayer had arranged a sign with them, saying, "The man I shall kiss is the one; arrest him." Immediately he went over to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and he kissed him. Jesus answered him, "Friend, do what you have come for." Then stepping forward they laid hands on Jesus and arrested him. And behold, one of those who accompanied Jesus put his hand to his sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his ear. Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its sheath, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot call upon my Father and he will not provide me at this moment with more than twelve legions of angels? But then how would the Scriptures be fulfilled which say that it must come to pass in this way?" At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me? Day after day I sat teaching in the temple area, yet you did not arrest me. But all this has come to pass that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him and fled.
Those who had arrested Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. Peter was following him at a distance as far as the high priest's courtyard, and going inside he sat down with the servants to see the outcome. The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward who stated, "This man said, 'I can destroy the temple of God and within three days rebuild it.'" The high priest rose and addressed him, "Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?" But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest said to him, "I order you to tell us under oath before the living God whether you are the Christ, the Son of God." Jesus said to him in reply, "You have said so. But I tell you: From now on you will see 'the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power' and 'coming on the clouds of heaven.'" Then the high priest tore his robes and said, "He has blasphemed! What further need have we of witnesses? You have now heard the blasphemy; what is your opinion?" They said in reply, "He deserves to die!" Then they spat in his face and struck him, while some slapped him, saying, "Prophesy for us, Christ: who is it that struck you?"
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. One of the maids came over to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it in front of everyone, saying, "I do not know what you are talking about!" As he went out to the gate, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazorean." Again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man!" A little later the bystanders came over and said to Peter, "Surely you too are one of them; even your speech gives you away." At that he began to curse and to swear, "I do not know the man." And immediately a cock crowed. Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had spoken: "Before the cock crows you will deny me three times." He went out and began to weep bitterly.
When it was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
Then Judas, his betrayer, seeing that Jesus had been condemned, deeply regretted what he had done. He returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned in betraying innocent blood." They said, "What is that to us? Look to it yourself." Flinging the money into the temple, he departed and went off and hanged himself. The chief priests gathered up the money, but said, "It is not lawful to deposit this in the temple treasury, for it is the price of blood." After consultation, they used it to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. That is why that field even today is called the Field of Blood. Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of a man with a price on his head, a price set by some of the Israelites, and they paid it out for the potter's field just as the Lord had commanded me.
Now Jesus stood before the governor, and he questioned him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so." And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he made no answer. Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many things they are testifying against you?" But he did not answer him one word, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
Now on the occasion of the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wished. And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. So when they had assembled, Pilate said to them, "Which one do you want me to release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus called Christ?" For he knew that it was out of envy that they had handed him over. While he was still seated on the bench, his wife sent him a message, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man. I suffered much in a dream today because of him." The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas but to destroy Jesus. The governor said to them in reply, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They answered, "Barabbas!" Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus called Christ?" They all said, "Let him be crucified!" But he said, "Why? What evil has he done?" They only shouted the louder, "Let him be crucified!" When Pilate saw that he was not succeeding at all, but that a riot was breaking out instead, he took water and washed his hands in the sight of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Look to it yourselves." And the whole people said in reply, "His blood be upon us and upon our children." Then he released Barabbas to them, but after he had Jesus scourged, he handed him over to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.
As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross.
And when they came to a place called Golgotha —which means Place of the Skull —, they gave Jesus wine to drink mixed with gall. But when he had tasted it, he refused to drink. After they had crucified him, they divided his garments by casting lots; then they sat down and kept watch over him there. And they placed over his head the written charge against him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews. Two revolutionaries were crucified with him, one on his right and the other on his left. Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God, and come down from the cross!" Likewise the chief priests with the scribes and elders mocked him and said, "He saved others; he cannot save himself. So he is the king of Israel! Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he wants him. For he said, 'I am the Son of God.'" The revolutionaries who were crucified with him also kept abusing him in the same way.
From noon onward, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Some of the bystanders who heard it said, "This one is calling for Elijah." Immediately one of them ran to get a sponge; he soaked it in wine, and putting it on a reed, gave it to him to drink. But the rest said, "Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to save him." But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, and gave up his spirit.
Here all kneel and pause for a short time.
And behold, the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. And coming forth from their tombs after his resurrection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many. The centurion and the men with him who were keeping watch over Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, and they said, "Truly, this was the Son of God!" There were many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him. Among them were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who was himself a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be handed over. Taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen and laid it in his new tomb that he had hewn in the rock. Then he rolled a huge stone across the entrance to the tomb and departed. But Mary Magdalene and the other Mary remained sitting there, facing the tomb.
The next day, the one following the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, "Sir, we remember that this impostor while still alive said, 'After three days I will be raised up.' Give orders, then, that the grave be secured until the third day, lest his disciples come and steal him and say to the people, 'He has been raised from the dead.' This last imposture would be worse than the first." Pilate said to them, "The guard is yours; go, secure it as best you can." So they went and secured the tomb by fixing a seal to the stone and setting the guard.


Jesus says one thing from the Cross, one thing alone: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mt 27:46). These are powerful words. Jesus had suffered the abandonment of his own, who had fled. But the Father remained for him. Now, in the abyss of solitude, for the first time he calls him by the generic name “God”. And “in a loud voice” he asks the question “why?” (…) Why did all this take place? Once again, it was done for our sake, to serve us. So that when we have our back to the wall, when we find ourselves at a dead end, with no light and no way of escape, when it seems that God himself is not responding, we should remember that we are not alone. Jesus experienced total abandonment in a situation he had never before experienced in order to be one with us in everything. (Palm Sunday, XXXV World Youth Day, 5 April 2020)
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2023.04.01 17:59 Ifeex April Events in Summerville!

Here is a list of events happening in Summerville for the month of April! Feel free to add additional events in the comments, and we'll add them to the main post for visibility.

Recurring Events:

6:30 - 8:30pm - Main Street Writes: Open Writers Group - Main Street Reads - FREE
7:00 - 9:00pm - Pub Trivia - Trolley Pub - FREE
5:30 - 6:30pm - Chess Club - Summerville Library - FREE
6:15pm - SpokeWorks MTB/Trail Ride - 10 miles - Sawmill Ridges - FREE
7pm - Music Trivia Night - Steel City Pizza - FREE
9:30 - 10:00am - Stories on the Square - Main Street Reads - FREE
10:30 - 11:30am - Baby & Me - Summerville Library - FREE
10:30 - 11:30am - Family Story Hour - Summerville Library - FREE
10:30 - 2:30pm - Problems Solved Friday Sewing Sessions - People, Places, & Quilts - $25
3:30 - 4:30pm - LEGO Club - Summerville Library - FREE
5:00 - 8:00om - Food Truck Friday - Carnes Crossroads
8:00am - Coastal Cyclists CVS Road Ride - ~54 miles, 20-23mph - CVS @ Bacons Bridge - FREE
8:00-1:00pm - Summerville Farmer's Market - Downtown Summerville - FREE
9:00am - SpokeWorks Social Ride - 15 miles, 15-16 mph - SpokeWorks Bicycle Shop - FREE
9:00am - SpokeWorks Intermediate Ride - 25 miles, 15-16 mph - SpokeWorks Bicycle Shop - FREE

One Time Events:

Saturday, 4/1:
9:00-6:00pm - Flowertown Festival - Downtown Summerville
7:30pm - Summerville Orchestra: The Reformation - Summers Corner PAC - $22/adult, $2/youth
9:00pm - Stand Up Comedy - Old Trolley Theater - $15

Sunday, 4/2:
9:00-4:00pm - Flowertown Festival - Downtown Summerville
11:00am - Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt - Stallsville United Methodist Church - FREE
12:00pm - Bunny Brunch - Knightsville United Methodist Church - FREE
1:00-4:00pm - Kid's Garden Grand Opening Party - Kids Garden Summerville - FREE
2:30-4:00pm - Parkinson's Disease Support Group- Cane Bay YMCA - FREE

Monday, 4/3:
3:30-4:30pm - Little Bits - Ages 8-12 - Dorchester County Library - FREE
6:00-8:00pm - Summerville Women in Business Networking Group - Taco Boy - $20
7:30pm - Stand Up Comedy - Old Trolley Theater - $15

Tuesday, 4/4:
5:00-7:00pm - Kid's Night with the Easter Bunny- East Bay Deli - FREE

Wednesday, 4/5:
3:00-4:00pm - Green Thumbs: All About Herbs - K-5th - Dorchester County Library - FREE
4:30-6:30pm - Teen Videogame Club - Ages 12-18 - Dorchester County Library - FREE

Thursday, 4/6:
11:00-3:00pm - Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep Fried South Book Signing - Cracker Barrel - FREE
6:30pm - Crafting Class - Modern Ring Wreath Making - OhMy! Creative Studio - $38

Friday, 4/7:
5:00-8:00pm - Sounds on the Square - Nexton Square - FREE
6:00-7:30pm - Farm Bingo with Goats - Flowertown Charm Mini-Farm - $15-30

Saturday, 4/8:
9:30-11:30am - Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt - Five Loaves Cafe - FREE
10:00-11:00am - Bethany UMC Easter Egg Hunt - Azalea Park - FREE
10:00-11:00am - Walk with a Doc - Gahagan Park - FREE
10:00-12:00pm - Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt - Ashborough East - FREE
10:00-12:00pm - Sketching on the Square - Hutchinson Square - FREE
11:00am - Easter Brunch - Charleston Sports Pub - FREE
12:00-1:00pm - Easter Egg Hunt and Photos with Bunny- Ages 8-13 - Selfie Studio - $20
2:00-3:00pm - Easter Egg Hunt and Photos with Bunny- Ages 14+ - Selfie Studio - $20

Monday, 4/10:
9:00am - Tree Protection Board Meeting - Council Chambers - FREE
10:30-2:30pm - Quilts of Valor Sit and Sew- People, Places & Quilts - FREE
5:00pm - Drum Camp - Activate Church - $75
5:30pm - Standing Committee Meeting - Council Chambers - FREE

Tuesday, 4/11:
6:30pm - Spring Succulent Globe Workshop - Frothy Beard Off World - $31/$50

Wednesday, 4/12:
8:00-10:00am - Wednesday Workshop - Email Marketing - Chamber of Commerce Board Room - $45/nonmember

Thursday, 4/13:
2:00-3:00pm - Bingo for Books - Dorchester County Library - FREE
6:00pm - Summerville Town Council Meeting - Council Chambers - FREE
6:00-7:30pm - Colonial Dorchester Archeological Walk - Colonial Dorchester State Historic Park - FREE

Friday, 4/14:
7:00-9:00pm - Sounds of the Square Concert Series - Hutchinson Square - FREE
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents Brighton Beach Memoirs - $25/adult, $20/student

Saturday, 4/15:
12:00-3:00pm - Dorchester Paws Adoption Event - Dorchester County Library - FREE
2:30pm - Beat Beethoven Concert in the Park & 5k Nature Trail Walk/Run - Ashley River Park - $5/concert, $40/runner
7:00pm - Stand Up Comedy - Old Trolley Theater - $15
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents Brighton Beach Memoirs - $25/adult, $20/student

Sunday, 4/16:
2:00-6:00pm - 2023 Hotrod Honeys Car Show - Stars and Strikes - FREE
2:30pm - Crafting Class - Modern Ring Wreath Making - OhMy! Creative Studio - $38
3:00pm - Flowertown Players presents Brighton Beach Memoirs - $25/adult, $20/student

Thursday, 4/20:
5:30-6:30pm - Law Talks with SC Bar: Getting Arrested - Dorchester County Library - FREE
5:30-8:30 - Third Thursday: Spring is in the Air- Hutchinson Square - FREE
6:30-7:30 - Foster Care Info Night - Church at Cane Bay - FREE
7:00pm - Cane Bay High School presents: The Sound of Music - Cane Bay High School - $12
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents Brighton Beach Memoirs - $25/adult, $20/student

Friday, 4/21:
11:30-1:00pm - Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center: Community Awareness Luncheon - FREE
7:30-9:00pm - Charleston Concert Band: Heroes and Villains - Summers Corner PAC - FREE
7:00pm - Cane Bay High School presents: The Sound of Music - Cane Bay High School - $12
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents Brighton Beach Memoirs - $25/adult, $20/student

Saturday, 4/22:
7:00pm - Cane Bay High School presents: The Sound of Music - Cane Bay High School - $12
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents Brighton Beach Memoirs - $25/adult, $20/student

Sunday, 4/23:
3:00pm - Flowertown Players presents Brighton Beach Memoirs - $25/adult, $20/student

Wednesday, 4/26:
8:00-10:00am - Wednesday Workshop - Phone Videography - Chamber of Commerce Board Room - $40/nonmember
5:30-6:30pm - Music Chats with Wojciech - Dorchester County Library - FREE

Thursday, 4/27:
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents Brighton Beach Memoirs - $25/adult, $20/student

Friday, 4/28:
6:00-7:30pm - Farm Bingo with Goats - Flowertown Charm Mini-Farm - $15-30
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2023.04.01 17:22 Snubie1 WWE WrestleMania Night 1 Pre-Show Discussion (4/1/2023)

WWE WrestleMania Night 1

Preview via WWE.com
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens
At WrestleMania, an important question will be answered: Is friendship stronger than blood? In a highly-anticipated showdown to decide the future of the titles and perhaps The Bloodline itself, Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos will square off against reunited brothers-in-arms Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Find out who will emerge victorious in "the greatest tag team match of all time"on the first night of a special two-night Premium Live Event. WrestleMania goes Hollywood this Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming live on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
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2023.04.01 17:19 closed_n Is "% of opponent FGAs that are 0-3 feet from the basket" a good measure of a team's rim deterrence?

Intuitively it makes sense — if teams shoot fewer shots near the basket, then your team should have more rim deterrence. So let's do a sanity check.
The top 5 teams in this stat are as follows:
  1. Golden State Warriors - 16.1%
  2. Boston Celtics - 20.2%
  3. Washington Wizards - 20.8%
  4. Utah Jazz - 21.5%
  5. Miami Heat - 21.6%
The Warriors, Celtics, and Heat clearly have strong rim protectors in Draymond Green, Robert Williams, and Bam Adebayo. But what about the Wizards and Jazz? There were some defensive metrics last year that ranked Porzingis and Gafford pretty high (https://twitter.com/NBA_University/status/1554140817010434051) but the Wizards also give up 76.6% shooting at this distance, which is worst in the NBA. And the Jazz seem even stranger. Does Walker Kessler really have that much impact on 23 minutes a game? Especially with Kelly Olynyk playing so many minutes for them.
The bottom 5 teams in this stat are as follows:
  1. Portland Trail Blazers - 30.9%
  2. Atlanta Hawks - 29.6%
  3. San Antonio Spurs - 28.2%
  4. Indiana Pacers - 28.1%
  5. Charlotte Hornets - 27.6%
This is where things stop making sense. Sure, for the Hornets, Mason Plumlee and Mark Williams seem like somewhat poor defensive anchors. But are Nurkic and Capela really that bad at rim deterrence? What about Poeltl/Zach Collins? And Myles Turner, really?
Looking in the middle of the pack doesn't really help things. Bucks are 6th (sure), Nuggets are 11th (huh?), 76ers are 19th (what?), Grizzlies are 22nd (how?), and Cavs are 25th (the hell?).
Anyone have any ideas as to what this really signifies?
Here's a link to the data I'm using here: https://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_2023.html#shooting-opponent::8
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2023.04.01 17:14 hallach_halil Halil's top 10 edge defenders of the 2023 NFL Draft:

Halil's top 10 edge defenders of the 2023 NFL Draft:


This officially marks the halfway point of our positional draft rankings. We’ve already broken down the top running backs, linebackers, wide receivers, cornerbacks and most recently offensive tackles. So now it’s time to look at this massive group of edge defenders, which is a much better way to classify these prospects, rather than calling them 4-3 defensive ends or 3-4 outside linebackers. Due to how hybrid NFL fronts are these days anyway, I like to lump those together, although I will mention their best schematic fit a few times and talk about how versatile coaches can be in how they deploy these guys.
We have a consensus top-three overall prospect headlining this group, but I don’t believe EDGE2 is too far behind him, especially when you look at what the NFL typically values. After that, I kind of look at the class having three tiers, where the first one consists of four names, who I all have first-round grades on, then the three guys in the next group I think deserve top-50 consideration and after that, there’s at least another four I consider day-two prospect. However, even beyond that point, there are several intriguing players, who I think can have legitimate roles at the next level, with varying degrees of physical upside compared to pro-readiness.
Just to clarify – Northwestern’s Adetomiwa Adebawore, Auburn’s Colby Wooden and Michigan’s Mike Morris I have all labelled as “IDL”. That list will come out next week.
For now, let’s get into this edge class:


1. Will Anderson Jr., Alabama

6’4”, 245 pounds; JR

The number two defensive end recruit in 2020, Anderson had a phenomenal debut season with the Crimson Tide, racking up 52 total tackles, 10.5 of those for loss, seven sacks and a forced fumble, but he completely blew it out of the water as a sophomore, with 31(!) TFLs and 17.5 sacks, along with three passes batted down. He couldn’t quite live up to those insane numbers last year (17 TFLs and ten sacks), but did have a pick-six and made his presence felt, making him a first-team All-American and the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year for back-to-back seasons.

+ Flashed to me more and more, as I was watching offensive prospects against Alabama for the 2021 draft already, when he was just a true freshman
+ Plays with a ton of energy and urgency
+ Has a lot of power in his lower body and consistently plays with great leverage
+ If you leave tight-ends trying to seal him on the backside, Anderson will routinely ride that guy into the scrum and negate cutback lanes, if not tackle him and the ball-carrier together
+ Will gladly accelerate into pulling guards and build up the force to create knock-back at contact
+ Displays the short-area twitch and range as a tackler to take care of both options on zone-read plays
+ Wasn’t asked to do drop into coverage a whole lot, but looks comfortable peeling off and take away throws to the flats, plus he had a very impressive on-field workout at the combine, where his change-of-direction and ability to flip his hips looked better than a bunch of the legit off-ball LBs
+ Not at all somebody who’ll take plays off or take a break on the sideline to stay fresh, as he averaged 55.6 snaps per game over these last two years

+ Has that cat-like quickness off the snap and immediately stresses the foot speed of offensive tackles in their pass sets
+ Off that, he has the flexibility to dip underneath the blocker’s reach or go through that guy if he sells out for speed and gets too tall
+ Highly advanced with his hand-usage for such a young player, creating leverage by riding them upwards or opening up the edges of the blockers’ frame by swatting them away
+ Excels at converting speed to power, while regularly lifting up the outside arms of tackles and ripping underneath it, to create a mor direct angle for himself
+ Alabama had him in some tighter alignments and even some 4i/5-techniques, where he realized when tackles slid too far outside as he widened his angle, that he could attack the wrist of their inside hand and take the direct angle towards the quarterback
+ Really understands how to finish his rushes and not just force quarterbacks to move off the spot
+ Relentless in his effort to continue to free himself from blocks and chase around quarterbacks deep into plays
+ Gladly crashes into the shoulder of a guard and opens up a lane for one of the D-tackles or linebackers to loop around
+ Had a historically great sophomore season statistically, when he led college football with 81 pressures and had four sacks in the Mississippi State game alone, when he just went bonkers – Last season the production was down a little bit, but you routinely saw offenses roll away from Anderson and try to find ways to mostly negate his impact by play-design

– Still has some room to fill out his frame and become a more physically overwhelming player
– As good as he is at defeating the hands of blockers, he would benefit from not even letting them get on him or just dictating reps by being the one to establish first meaningful contact
– There’s definitely to diversify this pass-rush arsenal, largely relying on the burst off the ball and ability to transfer that momentum into power, along with pushing arms off himself, rather than actually setting up more detailed moves
– As great as Anderson has been for the Crimson Tide, the one skill he still needs to add is that knack for knocking the ball out of the hands of the quarterback, as he has totaled just one forced fumble through his first two seasons

First and foremost, I don’t look at Anderson as a generational type of prospect, since that’s a term that gets overused anyway. That doesn’t mean he’s not great. He’s still top-three on the my board and should in no way make it out of the first five packs. I just don’t look at his as this crazy freak athlete. Still, the burst and quicks off the ball, the leverage he plays in the run game, how good he already is with his hands and his effort are all top-tier. To me he’s a true 3-4 outside linebacker with room to take on more duties in zone coverage and has room to become a more diverse pass-rusher. He may not become a perennial All-Pro, but he will be a strong run defender day one and should deliver double-digit sacks in more years five of his rookie contract than not. Unless you’re desperate for a quarterback, I just don’t believe there’s a way you’ll regret picking him anywhere. He can be the face and leader of your defense for the next decade.


2. Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech

6’6”, 275 pounds; RS SR

A top-500 overall recruit in 2018 for Texas A&M, Wilson was a small part of the rotation with the Aggies for two years (22 tackles, 4.5 for loss, three sacks), before transferring in-state to the Big 12. In his first season as a full-time starter with the Red Raiders, he recorded seven sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss (2021). This past season he was a second-team All-American, thanks to 61(!) tackles, 14 for loss, seven sacks, a fumble forced and recovered each.

+ This guy has an insane combination of length (35 and 5/8-inch arms) and power, with the want to just blow into people in front of him
+ Largely played the 5-technique in three-man fronts for TTU, along with moving out over the tight-end or sliding inside depending on the side, which didn’t necessarily lend itself to major production
+ You routinely see him drive offensive linemen backwards near the point of attack or squeeze them into the action from the backside
+ When he’s actually lined up on the outside-shoulder of tackles and presses off with that inside arm to set the edge, it’s beautiful
+ Takes tight-end assigned with blocking him as a personal vendetta, literally pan-caking some guys who try to seal him away from the action
+ Even on combo-blocks, if he attacks the chest of the guy across from him, he manages to not open up legit lanes inside of him
+ You combine that with his explosiveness in short areas and he can crash through the reach of blockers on slants, to be disruptive and get initial contact on the back
+ The fact he only registered 38 total tackles in ’21 is laughable, considering how many stops he forced, by just riding somebody into the ball-carrier and made that guy stop his feet behind the line of scrimmage – Last year that number expectedly jumped up to 61, despite only playing ten games
+ Watching last year’s game against TCU, he was single-handedly destroying run schemes and actually knock a likely top-50 pick at guard in Steve Avila back at contact on a kick-out block, in order to get the TFL

+ When Wilson sells out for the bull-rush, he can ride tackles or guards back into the quarterback’s lap in devastating fashion, especially from tilted alignments
+ You see him lift up large men and then show the quick burst to get around those guys before they can get those foot back on the ground – He straight-up trucked the Houston left tackle in 2021
+ However, what’s most impressive about him rushing the passer is his uncanny ability to re-gain his balance, even when caught in odd positions and seemingly about to fall to the turf
+ He can win around the corner with a downward chop and flatten better than many speed-based outside rushers
+ Plus, he’s so damn long that you constantly see him be able to swipe away the reach of blockers
+ For a 275-pound man, his ability to add a little shake and jump inside of tackles when rushing from wider alignments is pretty freaky
+ Truly has the versatility to rush basically anywhere from a zero- to a wide-nine technique – Frequently was reduced inside over guards on passing downs, where he displayed his incredible balance to somehow stay on his feet as he’s getting banged around
+ The Red Raiders also used him on some delayed stunts up the A-gap, where his closing burst to the QB really popped, Yet he will also gladly do the dirty work and launch himself into interior guys and enable somebody else to come free
+ Recorded a career-best 50 pressures on just 261 pass-rushing snaps, with a 22.3% pass-rush win rate

– His block-recognition is very basic and you regularly see him just bang into bodies (Once I even saw him almost follow a tight-end on a drag route, since that’s who he initially put his hands on, even though that clearly wasn’t his responsibility)
– In particular, recognizing angular blocks and anchoring against them is something he needs to learn, in order to not make the job on the second level harder
– Other than slicing through one shoulder of his man or going for the straight-up bull-rush, there’s not much of a pass-rush plan to speak of
– Simply has to do a better job of attacking one half of the blocker when he isn’t tasked with some kind of slant/stunt
– And while it helps him fight off blocks, he doesn’t utilize his length pro-actively to avoid having hands land inside his chest

I’m kind of glad that Wilson didn’t participate in the combine events, because I didn’t want to seem like a prisoner of the moment and pump him potentially the first defensive player of the board, in the way it happened with eventual top draft pick Travon Walker going to Jacksonville last year. I was much more in with him coming out of the summer, considering he was in so much more productive and I felt his impact much more regularly, despite playing a similar role as Walker did at Georgia. The violence he plays the game with combined with the alien-like physical skill-set is just crazy to watch. His ability to recognize plays, the hand-placement and how he sets up his rush-moves all need work, but you can’t teach what he brings to the table and I already saw him beat up offensive lineman I know will play for NFL teams, even if you think the Big-12 competition isn’t up-to-par. I’d have no problem with him being drafted from number five onwards. My only question is why it hasn’t totally clicked for him yet as a fifth-year senior.


3. Myles Murphy, Clemson

6’5”, 270 pounds; JR

The number one defensive end and a top-10 overall recruit in 2020, Murphy recorded 12 sacks, 25 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles through his first two years with the Tigers. This past season, he was basically right on par with his sophomore numbers (11 TFLs, 6.5 sacks, two passes batted down and 1 FF), but was recognized as first-team All-ACC for it, after being second-team the year prior.

+ Such a physical, disciplined run defender, who can re-set the line of scrimmage against drive blocks from tackles
+ You see him sort of shock blockers at contact with the force in his hands, especially at the point of attack
+ Attaches to the hip of the tackle blocking away from him on like wide zone runs and flatten once he sees an opportunity to run down the ball-carrier
+ Refuses to be sealed on the backside by tight-ends, crashing hrough that C-gap and chases after the ball, or even if by alignment he can’t quite gain that inside lane, at least rides those guys down the line and at times into the lap of RBs looking to cut back
+ Happily throws his body around and creates traffic, crashing into pulling linemen, slipping blocks and starting piles, to where the ball-carrier has to stop and redirect
+ Can just jolt up tight-ends/H-backs sifting across the formation
+ Realizes when there are opportunities to work across the tackle’s face and create an angle towards the ball
+ When nobody puts a hand on Murphy early on, his short-area explosion to attack down the line and create traffic in the backfield, as offenses try to read out something and/or have a player coming across the formation, pops off the screen
+ Displays great awareness for screen passes and routinely chases down the designated target

+ Heavily asked to read-and-react, rather than being allowed to shoot upfield, Yet even when his approach didn’t lend itself to getting home to the QB, Murphy consistently condensed the pocket off the edge and took away space to move around back there
+ When he was able to just attack from these wider, at times tilted alignments and explode off the snap, his get-off and ability to put tackles on skates when they had to overcommit to his speed was eye-opening
+ Has a nasty long-arm to punish blockers trying to give him ground and sit back on him
+ Plus, once he feels those guys lean into him, he can quickly swat their hands away and corner around, or take the inside path if he initially connects with the inside pec of the tackle
+ Displays a strong push-pull maneuver to open up a path for himself to get to the quarterback, along with the flexibility to come through cleanly – He did so when reduced inside on passing downs as well
+ Quick to crash through the inside shoulder with the rip if tackles overset him or if he feels them lose balance/the inside foot is lifted off the ground
+ Continues to work as a pass-rusher and eventually finds a way to get through – Has an impressive secondary burst when he seems to get into stalemates momentarily and then swats away the hands of the blocker
+ His closing burst when used as a looper across multiple gaps and that ability to curve his path towards the QB are pretty scary
+ On 687 pass-rushing snaps these last two years, along with the 14.5 sacks, Murphy had another 61 other pressures

– Overall I’d like to see Murphy be more pro-active with defeating the hands of blockers initially and taking control of snaps himself, where his freakishly small 8 and ½-inch hands may come into play
– There’s definitely room for improvement in terms of bringing his hips through contact, locking out and keeping his head up, to track the ball-carrier
– Doesn’t quite have the speed to win cleanly around the corner with third and fourth step, or hit ghost moves to great effect
– Allows athletic tackles to land punches inside his chest too regularly and force stymie his rush – Notre Dame sophomore Joe Alt was able to negate him pretty well
– His high-end reps are freaky, but they’re too few and far between

Looking at the Clemson defense as a whole, I feel like everybody’s 2021 tape was significantly better than what they put out there this past season, when they switched away from DC Brent Venables – and that’s especially true for Murphy. You still saw the talent flash and some plays that make you think he can be a top-ten pick, but you’d like to see more consistency from a three-year player. There are definitely some technical things that he needs to really work and he won’t be putting up big sack numbers with clean wins early on. Nevertheless, the explosion off the ball, the force he can unleash on blockers and how he keeps working, there’s a lot of upside. If Murphy learns how to maximize his power and then can work off that, if he takes of reps early on, he can be a problem to deal with off the edge.


4. Lukas Van Ness, Iowa

6’5”, 265 pounds; RS SO

Just outside the top-1000 overall recruits in 2020, Van Ness redshirted his first year at Iowa, before taking over as an instant impact player for the Hawkeyes over the following two seasons, racking up 19 sacks and 15 tackles for loss- Last season he was recognized as second-team All-Big Ten for his efforts and his name has been rising throughout the pre-draft process.

+ Has great length and moves freakishly well for his size, with a six-pack around 275 pounds
+ This kid plays like a bulldog foaming at the move, with that antsy ankle twitch as he’s waiting for the ball to be snapped
+ Regularly lands his hands inside the chest of the tackle on run-downs and locks out, to keep them right there at the spot and not allow movement on drive blocks
+ Whilst tussling with blockers, you see him squeeze down lanes and somehow find his way to the ball
+ Once he’s taken care of his original assignment, he can then rip through or yank them to the side to get in on the action
+ There are snaps on tape, where Van Ness is lined up in the A-gap and holds a combo between the center and the guard coming in on angle right there in place, dropping the backside knee and anchoring like a 300+ pounder
+ You see him slip through when combo-blocked by the tackle and tight-end on multiple occasions
+ Constantly chases after the ball, even when it gets outside the numbers and gets involved on some tackles 10+ yards downfield
+ Was regularly lined up inside on passing downs but also at times in short-yardage, because of his explosiveness off the ball allowing him to challenge guys up the field and then the quick-twitch he has to get around them – Iowa put him in the A-gap late against Michigan whilst being down by two touchdowns for example, because of the havoc he could create penetrating into the backfield

+ Van Ness’ natural power frequently challenges tackles in their pass-sets when he digs into the frame and makes them walk backwards
+ When he comes up out of four-point stances especially, how low he initiates contact and can roll his hips to create that momentum is pretty nuts
+ You see him run the loop at times whilst long-arming the tackle and basically circling around them, without being taken off track at all
+ Has some eye-opening reps, where he converts speed to power and puts tackles on skates if not place them on their butts on his way to the quarterback
+ Off that, by riding guys past the QB, he can open up a direct path for himself, as well as give a little stutter-step and knife inside of blockers to great effect
+ The natural force this guy presents makes him a great asset as a set-up man on different twists and games up front
+ Regularly fights off blocks late and has the secondary burst to run down scrambling quarterbacks
+ His ability to take a couple of steps, plant hard off the outside foot and falling off into the hook zones is pretty darn impressive
+ Recorded 46 total pressures across 271 pass-rush snaps as a second-year player, working against a pretty strong slate of tackles in the Big Ten
+ At the combine, he ran a 4.58 in the 40 at 272 pounds and finished second among edge defenders in the three-cone (7.02) and short-shuttle (4.32)

– Looks like a big kid out there too often, where he ends up on the turf – Needs to play with his eyes more so
– Van Ness is a very good run-defender because of his ability to own his space, but he’s not actively reading and countering the first steps of blockers
– Has to do a better job of rushing half the man and timing up his hand-swipes for some clean wins around the edge
– His pass-rush arsenal is super narrow right now and he starts so many reps by just going all-out for the two-hand bullrush instead of setting up stuff throughout games
– Played 50+ snap in just one career game and we’ll need to see if he can bring it quite the same way with a larger workload

For anybody familiar with how the Iowa program hands out playing time, understanding that seniors are awarded starts, the fact that Van Ness never was part of the eleven out there for the first snap isn’t an issue, since he did play the most altogether and was clearly the “dude” up front. The natural leverage he plays with and the power he can unleash on blockers is rare. Now, he’s far from a finished product, lacking any finesse or planning to his rushes, while having room to improve in terms of pro-actively responding to run concepts. If he learns to attack half the man more regularly, the production will come at the next level. I also believe he has the body to put on 20 pounds or so and become a very effective base D-end in a 3-4 system, with alignment versatility on obvious passing downs.


5. B.J. Ojulari, LSU

6’3”, 245 pounds; JR

A top-100 overall recruit in 2020, the brother of now-Giant outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari flashed as a true freshman, before really jumping onto the scene in year two, recording 54 tackles, 12 for loss and seven sacks. Even though B.J.’s numbers were slightly down last year (8.5 TFLs and 5.5 sacks), the SEC recognized him as first-team all-conference, in part because he also had a fumble forced and recovered each.

+ Saw a similarly diverse usage as another comparable player profile in Jaguars first-round pick K’Lavon Chaisson did at LSU
+ Brings tremendously long arms at 34 and ¼ inches, to keep blockers away from his frame
+ Has clearly worked on his balance/sturdiness to not get blown out of his space against combos with the tight-end and just being caught in traffic
+ I like his leverage coming out of a three-point stance and you rarely see tight-ends create vertical push against him
+ Can take that one step underneath tackles who set too wide on him on outside zone and similar concepts and follow through with those lanky limbs, to flash in the B-gap
+ Tightly attaches to the hip of the tackle zone-blocking away from him whilst keeping his shoulders square to redirect if necessary, as well as potentially slipping the TE sifting across the formation
+ Packs a sudden dip of the outside shoulder to slip pullers who try to kick him out, in order to create traffic in the backfield
+ Displays the agility to shuffle with the mesh point on zone read plays and then quick burst to corral the quarterback pulling the ball
+ Realizes when facing play-action, so he can quickly swat away the hands of the tackle and dip underneath
+ Was frequently dropped out into the flats or hooks, where he displays active eyes and sees crossers coming his way, At times he also matched RBs coming out of the backfield and

+ The most technically advanced pass-rusher in this class, with pretty much all the clubs in his bag and the mindfulness to find what fits and how to stack them moves on top of each other
+ Takes those long strides up the arc and really bend low to the ground, to give a small area to strike at for tackles
+ Packs a wicked ghost move, where he can really drop his shoulders and slip underneath the reach of tackles, at times also as a follow-up move to actually win the corner, as blockers are about to get him past the point he can flatten
+ Yet while he can threaten with his speed, he understands how to pace his rushes accordingly
+ Has some legit wiggle, combined with the length to create issues for tackles by being able to go either way
+ Last season he was able to string together stutters, jab-steps, cross-overs and more together, to keep the guy across from him guessing
+ When he uses the long-arm, barely anybody can beat his reach, plus the he’s so quick to get to his second hand-combat
+ A few times you see him stab at the inside shoulder of tackles and follow through with the outside arm to open up a path for him up the B-gap or win cleanly on up-and-unders
+ Looks more like a wide receiver when he plants off the outside foot on stunts and loops across the formation, where he’ll flash up the QB’s face in a hurry
+ Racked up 103 combined pressures over his past two seasons (701 pass-rushing snaps) with the Tigers, according to PFF

– Lacks the frame to really set the tone and own his space at the point of attack against drive blocks in the run game, too often offering space by going around his man when facing powerful run blockers
– Away from the action, he gets too close to his blocker and loses vision of the backfield at times, allowing runners to cut all the way back and defeat contain that way
– Once blockers are able to get a tight grip on him, Ojulari doesn’t have the violent hands to knock the arms away and disengage
– Does show a promising long-arm, but is still learning how to effectively convert speed to power, lacking that thump at contact to really make an impact
– You see him get guided past the quarterback or his rush stall when he takes a more direct angle, as tackles are able to cut off his path

Ojulari a bendy, undersized pass-rusher in his brother Azeez of, who has that lanky kind of build but has learned to play above his weight-class. The one thing I worry about – he’s a 3-4 outside linebacker only and if you make him this hybrid defender, with no defined role early on – like similar players have been treated in the past – that may hold up his development. Either way, he should be an effective designated pass-rusher right away, because of how far advanced he already is at setting up and executing a variety of moves in effective fashion. He may never be dominant at the point of attack in the run game, but he’s gotten a lot better at defending his space and can create negative plays in that regard. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Ojulari turned into the second-most productive edge rusher from this draft. And he should absolutely be a first-round pick.


6. Nolan Smith, Georgia

6’3”, 235 pounds; SR

The number one overall recruit in the 2019 class, ahead of even Kayvon Thibodeaux, Smith was a rotational player over his first two seasons with the Bulldogs, recording 39 tackles total and 2.5 sacks in each of them, before taking over a starting spot in ’21 for that dominant Georgia defense. He racked up 53 total tackles, eight of those for loss, 4.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception. A torn pec limited Smith to just eight games this past season, yet he still recorded seven TFLs and three sacks across those, and helped set up his team for winning back-to-back national championships.

+ Plays the game with a team-first mindset, an incredible level of toughness and the admiration of all his teammates
+ Displays great speed out of his stance, to where at times when he’s left unblocked on the backside of RPOs and quarterbacks try to throw the backside bubble alert, he can almost bat down the pass
+ Maximizes his length and transitions his weight into blocks, when trying to set the edge
+ Very good ab grabbing cloth and pulling guys off himself after fitting his hands initially
+ Can toss TEs to the outside and step right into the C-gap to wrap up ball-carriers on off-tackle runs
+ Georgia put an extra defender outside of Smith at times, where he was in like a 7-/8-alignment, yet was able to point the inside foot horizontally and slant across the tackle’s face almost cleanly, to track down the back running the other way, covering an insane amount of grass in a couple of steps
+ Doesn’t shy away from taking the direct angle and crashing into pulling guards, who have nearly 100 pounds of weight on him at times, where it can actually be those guys taking the worse of the collision
+ Such a hyper-active player overall, who tries to find ways to affect plays and being involved on 53 total tackles in 2021 across 499 snaps is indicative of that – His effort and speed in pursuit are excellent

+ Has elite acceleration off the ball with great snap anticipation in designated passing situations
+ Packs a nice two-handed side-swipe, to defeat the hands of tackles and flatten towards the quarterback
+ Has shown he can win inside and out, at times tilting his rush on purpose, to give himself that two-way go, plus then he can hit those sudden shoulder dips to reduce the surface area for blockers
+ The same thing I mentioned with slants towards the B-gap, how much ground he covers laterally with that one step to slice inside on up-and-unders really stands out at times
+ Shows the quick change-of-direction to get back to his contain responsibility, after initially trying to find a path inside as a rusher
+ Displays that reactionary suddenness to take the B-gap when he realizes it’s open, at times when the O-line is busy with selling the run-fake
+ While the sample size was obviously a lot smaller for Smith, his 18.6% pressure-per-rush was actually the best of his career (19 on 102 pass-rush snaps) and PFF awarded him with a pass-rush win rate of 25.5%
+ Shows good patience as a zone-dropper and seems to understand where his eyes should be, and has a couple of snaps where he carries the tight-end towards the safety
+ Put up the second-fastest 40 time among edge defenders in combine history (4.39), with an insane 1.52 ten-yard split

– His size measurables are all in the bottom-17th percentile, playing at a slender 235 pounds (especially at the core and hips), with arms below 33 inches and just nine-inch hands
– Could still do a better job of getting his base pointed towards where the ball is coming from and shifting his weight into the blocker
– Too narrow in his two-point stances and necessitates a slight step backwards when trying to get off the ball
– Lacks a little bit of that power element, to take advantage of tackles getting tall and onto their heels, by converting his speed into force
– Overall his pass-rush toolbox could still expand, heavily relying on his speed to win around the edge and not showing reliable counters off it

This is one of the best pure football players in this entire draft. When you come to Georgia, you’re not going to blow away people with insane sack production, because you rarely are allowed to just line up wide and attack up the field. I don’t believe he’s going to be a legit alpha pass-rusher, but he’ll give you everything he has throwing his body around in traffic, he’ll make some key plays when peeled off in coverage and he’s going to be a leader for your defense vocally as well as by example. I’m interested to see if he can become more impactful when he does transition to power, because going forward and laterally, he can certainly stress tackles, but it’s that threat of being able to go through those guys that he hasn’t really shown yet.


7. Keion White, Georgia Tech

6’4”, 280 pounds; RS SR

Just a two-star recruit at tight-end for Old Dominion back in 2017, White spent year on the offensive side of the ball before converting to the defensive line. In his one season at D-end with the Monarchs, he put up 62 total tackles, 19 of those for loss, 3.5 sacks and ones across the board for INT, fumbles forced and recovered. He nearly lost two full seasons after that, due to COVID cancelling ODU’s year and then after transferring to Georgia Tech, he missed the first eight of 12 games in 2021 with an offseason injury. In ’22 he put up 54 tackles, 14 for loss and a career-best 7.5 sacks.

+ Even without having seen White at full health for two years, Bruce Feldman put White at number 20 of his “Freaks List”, with 21 MPH of GPS-tracked time, along with some other impressive testing numbers
+ Would be a freakish mover for a true edge, but has the natural strength and plenty of experience lining up inside
+ With nearly 34-inch arms, he has the length and power to lock out and keep vision through blockers in the run game, plus then he has the ankle flexibility to circle around the guy in front of him, when he has a chance to get a hand on the ball-carrier
+ You see White get banged from the side by the angular man of combo blocks and somehow maintain his balance, to not get uprooted from his area
+ He has some plays against the run, where he can penetrate and just blown things up blindly, as well as completely cave in the backside when guys just try to seal him off
+ Georgia Tech would slant him across the tackle’s face and he would be able to track down the ball-carrier going away from him on wide zone at times
+ Not somebody you can expect to create movement against on kick-out or sift blocks, at best ending in stalemates and mostly he slips off those
+ You see White pull blockers off himself late and get involved on tackles frequently
+ Features some ridiculous change-of-direction, which shows up against bootlegs, reverses, etc.
+ If you leave him unblocked as the read-man on invert veer for example, with how quickly White can blow up the mesh point, there are times where neither option is able to really accelerate once they commit to having the ball

+ When he can rush from wide alignment and has that runway off the ball, you can see the acceleration he has up the arc
+ Offers impressive flexibility in his lower half, to drop his knees and ankles, in order to corner his rushes, plus even when he starts to stumble at times, he can continue on that arc
+ It’s pretty crazy at times when White is long-arming a tackle and it seems he’s about to go past the QB, but somehow he’s able to circle back around with his feet way outside of his frame and he finds a way to get there
+ Flashes a rapid spin move to free himself off contact late, at times after bouncing around bodies
+ Delivers significant knock-back when banging into linemen who try to give him ground and you see some flashes, when he does convert speed-power-power that really pop off the screen
+ When you cut down the length White has to cover, slanting into the A-gap, he can blow through one shoulder of the guard or center and create pressure right up the QB’s face in a hurry
+ White’s skill-set can be used to set up front game, where he can crash across gaps on stunts, where he pulls bodies with him and frees the lane for a guy from the other side or the second level to loop around
+ Recorded 30 hurries and four more QB hits along with his 7.5 sacks last season across 276 pass-rushing snaps
+ The Yellowjackets peeled him off the edge as a hook or flat dropper every once in a while, even though he doesn’t seem super comfortable with it right now, just because he didn’t really do it at Old Dominion

– At this point certainly lacks an awareness for run schemes and needs to learn countering the first steps of the O-line
– Too often you see blockers be able to get the outside foot around him and seal him on outside zone or reach-block on perimeter-oriented plays, as well as him trying to jump inside and allowing opportunities to get out to the edge
– Has to work on his hand-placement when trying to free himself of the reach of blockers and dictate rushes
– Doesn’t currently rush with a legit plan or sets up his moves accordingly, winning largely based on his natural talent and not threatening blockers laterally
– Will already turn 25 right around the end of the 2023 NFL regular season and it has yet to really click for him

You just don’t see many 280+ pound humans move at the pace White can. The size-speed-power combination is off the charts and some flashes of that natural talent are blinding. Unfortunately, considering he’s currently projected to potentially go late in the first round to a contender, he may end up celebrating his 25th birthday as his team makes the playoffs and he’s still looked at as more of a project, who can’t be a major contributor at that stage. The ability to diagnose plays and pro-actively use his hands to take control display aren’t there yet. That doesn’t mean at all that he won’t get there one day – you just need to know what you’re investing into. The potential is right up there with anybody outside the top-three for me at least and I think he actually be best suited playing head-up or inside the tackle on early downs, where he can doesn’t have to worry about as much going on around him, in favor of just crashing into blockers and create problems.


8. Will McDonald IV, Iowa State

6’4”, 240 pounds; RS SR

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9. Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State

6’3”, 255 pounds; JR


10. Tuli Tuipulotu, USC

6’4”, 275 pounds; JR

Just missed the cut:


Derick Hall, Auburn

6’3”, 250 pounds; SR

Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame

6’5”, 265 pounds; SR

Nick Herbig, Wisconsin

6’2”, 235 pounds; JR

The next few names:

K.J. Henry (Clemson), Byron Young (Tennessee), Andre Carter II (Army), Isaiah McGuire (Missouri), Nick Hampton (Appalachian State), Yaya Diaby (Louisville), Zach Harrison (Ohio State), Jose Ramirez (Eastern Michigan) & Dylan Horton (TCU)

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