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SuperCockMaster 02-11-2014 09:52 PM

A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
We all know he's getting up there in the years. He will turn 69 come April to be exact. Now for the trivia...

The oldest coach to ever win a National Championship was Bobby Bowden in 1999 at, you guessed it, 69. It'd be super sweet poetry for Spurrier to match that this upcoming season. Plus 69 makes most people giggle. :lol:

roosterdave 02-11-2014 11:35 PM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
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Originally Posted by SuperCockMaster (Post 4086229)
We all know he's getting up there in the years. He will turn 69 come April to be exact. Now for the trivia...

The oldest coach to ever win a National Championship was Bobby Bowden in 1999 at, you guessed it, 69. It'd be super sweet poetry for Spurrier to match that this upcoming season. Plus 69 makes most people giggle. :lol:

We know spurrier is all about records and firsts, maybe he waits until he's 70? Maybe he's just been biding his time to be the oldest coach to ever win one. That'd be a sick joke.

Gamecocks1137 02-12-2014 12:51 AM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
He will still be lifting and sharp as a samurai sword at 70. Bank on it.

uscsandstorm85 02-12-2014 02:41 AM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
So that is why we lost to Tennessee.

толстый Cock 02-12-2014 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by uscsandstorm85 (Post 4086381)
So that is why we lost to Tennessee.

:wink:
It's all part of his master plan!

SuperCockMaster 02-12-2014 02:16 PM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
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Originally Posted by Gamecocks1137 (Post 4086345)
He will still be lifting and sharp as a samurai sword at 70. Bank on it.

That's a common misconception. Japanese steel wasn't the greatest nor the sharpest. It's actually a pretty tame weapon compared to some of the exceptional ones used throughout Europe. Let's say he will be as sharp as a Damascus sword instead lol

If you're interested in swords:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...notech-used-2/

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdnSpzfP4vs

Birdwatcher 02-12-2014 10:22 PM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
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Originally Posted by SuperCockMaster (Post 4086569)
That's a common misconception. Japanese steel wasn't the greatest nor the sharpest.

We didn't have to bomb Damascus to end a world war.

BeatBamaTwice 02-12-2014 10:44 PM

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It could happen but he needs to get serious about special teams. I'd love to see Coach coach special teams. He'd do fantastic!

SuperCockMaster 02-14-2014 03:13 AM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher (Post 4086848)
We didn't have to bomb Damascus to end a world war.

We won't even dare set foot in Damascus right now given the entire rebellion and the terrorism.

TheUSCMike 02-14-2014 12:15 PM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperCockMaster (Post 4086569)
That's a common misconception. Japanese steel wasn't the greatest nor the sharpest. It's actually a pretty tame weapon compared to some of the exceptional ones used throughout Europe. Let's say he will be as sharp as a Damascus sword instead lol

If you're interested in swords:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...notech-used-2/

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdnSpzfP4vs

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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher (Post 4086848)
We didn't have to bomb Damascus to end a world war.

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Originally Posted by SuperCockMaster (Post 4087721)
We won't even dare set foot in Damascus right now given the entire rebellion and the terrorism.

:-x Spurrier trivia ??????

trapper82 02-14-2014 12:41 PM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperCockMaster (Post 4086569)
That's a common misconception. Japanese steel wasn't the greatest nor the sharpest. It's actually a pretty tame weapon compared to some of the exceptional ones used throughout Europe. Let's say he will be as sharp as a Damascus sword instead lol

If you're interested in swords:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...notech-used-2/

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdnSpzfP4vs

The beauty of the Katana is not in how sharp it was but in the physics behind the curve of the blade. It is the ultimate slicing sword as the weight and shape continues to help you throughout the entire slicing motion even after it has made contact with whatever it is you are slicing through. European swords relied more on the strength of the wielder to carry the blade through their targets, meaning the person using it had to exert more energy to get a similar effect.

That being said, crucible steel was certainly impressive and ANY sword made out of that had superior strength and flexibility. Some swords were designed more for thrusting, so when someone says "the best sword" I think it really depends on what you are facing. Chain mail holds up pretty poorly against a good thrusting sword, but it actually holds its own against a pure slicing weapon. In general, if you combine all the parts of a sword together and what it is you want to accomplish, the katana is pretty hard to beat, but again it is situational and I could easily say certain swords, if made out of a certain material, would be as good of a choice.

LawyerLarry 02-14-2014 01:40 PM

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69... huh huh... heh heh...

SuperCockMaster 02-16-2014 03:20 AM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
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Originally Posted by trapper82 (Post 4087847)
The beauty of the Katana is not in how sharp it was but in the physics behind the curve of the blade. It is the ultimate slicing sword as the weight and shape continues to help you throughout the entire slicing motion even after it has made contact with whatever it is you are slicing through. European swords relied more on the strength of the wielder to carry the blade through their targets, meaning the person using it had to exert more energy to get a similar effect.

That being said, crucible steel was certainly impressive and ANY sword made out of that had superior strength and flexibility. Some swords were designed more for thrusting, so when someone says "the best sword" I think it really depends on what you are facing. Chain mail holds up pretty poorly against a good thrusting sword, but it actually holds its own against a pure slicing weapon. In general, if you combine all the parts of a sword together and what it is you want to accomplish, the katana is pretty hard to beat, but again it is situational and I could easily say certain swords, if made out of a certain material, would be as good of a choice.

Watch the second video I posted. It might change your opinion.

SuperCockMaster 02-16-2014 03:31 AM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
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Originally Posted by TheUSCMike (Post 4087824)
:-x Spurrier trivia ??????

I must've missed the joke. Care to fill me in?

TheUSCMike 02-16-2014 10:57 AM

Re: A bit of trivia people might find interesting regarding Spurrier
 
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Originally Posted by SuperCockMaster (Post 4089180)
I must've missed the joke. Care to fill me in?

I was under the impression this thread was about Spurrier trivia, not swords. You seemed to have participated in the hi-jacking of the thread you started.

uscgamecocks88 02-16-2014 01:13 PM

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Hehehehe 69. The middle school me is out. :rotfl:

But that would be pretty cool... Does anyone know the oldest coach to win a SEC title?


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