"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Big News About the Resurgence of Ultrasound in Medicine

Wired has the story about the big resurgence of ultrasound in medicine.

Was Your City or Area Warmer in 2017?

To find out,
enter your city name at the NY Times at
How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2017?

UCF Football National Champs - Yes!

Also read our previous post to get some idea of how the Knights got to 13-0.
Not by chance, but by hard work and superb teamwork.

UCF surely could have beaten any team in FBS, surely not every game day, but the Knights did beat all comers in the 2017/2018 season.

Could Central Florida have beaten the Crimson Tide?

Absolutely, and of course not every game day out of ten matches, but the relatively weaker Alabama offense would have found it difficult to match the UCF scoreboard point total, while their top defense is circa on a par with Auburn, who nevertheless lost to UCF, giving up 34 points. By contrast, the Tigers' defense held 'Bama to just 14 points.

Of course, the playoffs should have given UCF a chance to win on that playoff basis, but the "pro-big-conference-skewed-system" failed. Four teams are too few. How can Division I FCS, Division II and Division III all manage to conduct full playoffs, while Division I FBS fails?

By contrast, UCF did not fail.

National champs?

In our eyes, yes, among other things beating the team that beat both playoff finalists in the first matchups regular season. Rematches in our opinion are just that.

We are Gus Malzahn fans, but the social media and surely playoff committee thinking that the Tigers could "dust 'em'" was totally wrong about UCF team strength. The Knights were far better than most anyone had expected.

Winners are determined on the field, not in playoff committees.

Alabama retains the title of Playoff Champion, nothing more,
since that playoff is not an official NCAA championship,
the only such limited title of its kind in college sports.
Should that be corrected?

Yes, of course.
But don't expect the NCAA slowpokes to do it this season.
It takes time for people to accept the inevitable realities.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Winter War Zone

The fun of winning and being a winner starts with hard work. The "new" football Huskers start their path back to the "old" top of the heap.
Scott Frost’s former players say Nebraska Cornhuskers’ winter ‘war zone’ will be worth it