I have to admit I’ve found Stingtalk to be less enjoyable over the past couple of years than it was in the glory days, when, basking in the knowledge that Tech had really hired a genius in Paul Johnson, those folks really liked to strut their stuff. They’ve lost a lot of mojo, sadly for them.
A specific, perfectly nerdy thing the Tech message boards used to specialize in were these convoluted mathematical treatises where they’d bend stats every which way to prove (using that term in its loosest sense) that a Jackets victory was inevitable. Or, at least, that a Jackets loss wasn’t. Some of those posts were real classics, even as they wound up being wildly off from reality. Given the statistics Tech’s been generating of late, it’s no surprise they’ve gone the way of the dinosaurs. Sigh.
So you can only imagine my delight in discovering this post, in which the author insists that a numerical comparison of this year’s ass whipping to last year’s proves, and I quote, “the improvement and the direction this team is heading”. I think the dude means that in an entirely unironic sense, too.