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25 Buildings To Demolish Right Now

25 Buildings To Demolish Right Now

Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 21:48:58 in Home

“Yes, those buildings are pretty bad looking. I think the ugliest building in NYC is the Verizon building that faces the Brooklyn Bridge. The ugliness is enhanced by the beauty of all of downtown's most attractive buildings, as well as being near the Brooklyn Bridge itself.”

Teddy Meursalt on Jun 22, 2012 at 22:02:50

“Spot on. Was going to mention the Verizon building. When I am with non-New-Yorkers and they get a view of that skyline, it is the first thing they mention. It's universally ugly.”
5 Questions for Poets: Part 3

5 Questions for Poets: Part 3

Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 22:28:17 in Books

“I'm glad to hear that!”
5 Questions for Poets: Part 2

5 Questions for Poets: Part 2

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 16:31:39 in Books

“That's a great book, Frank.”
<i>Cosmos</i> Peacefully Settles the Score

Cosmos Peacefully Settles the Score

Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 15:02:20 in Science

“Good work, Stuart!”

hp blogger Community Advocate Stuart on Apr 3, 2014 at 15:21:30

“Thanks Jonathan!”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 15:33:26 in Sports

“Hi. Doug, that's a very good point. As I state in the article, the rankings are based off of a computer algorithm that measures that sort of success with efficiency. He also had 226 interceptions, which is very high. A 79.9 rating. His completion % was 55 or lower much of his career. He was sacked 516 times. He has 137 fumbles. He was never an All-Pro. He's a great QB that was inconsistent. Most, but not all of the top 20 QBs were never as inconsistent. Naturally, if I was making the list based off of intuition, he'd make the top 20. But this was done by computer, which is an emotionless, calculating machine.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 16:14:12 in Sports

“Hi Mike C., Yest, clutch is part of my algorithm. I was surprised to find that Elway's clutch is good, but not the best. I think football media really exaggerates this by bringing it up so often in relation to him. Elway is tied for 5th in clutch (w/Tom Brady). 4th is Tarkenton. 3rd is PManning (believe it or not!), 2nd is Joe Namath, 1st is Johnny Unitas. Unitas has a huge lead in this category.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 16:11:11 in Sports

“Floyd,
My research was done with an Excel algorithm. It weighed statistics, wins, awards, consistency, playoff performance, lack of mistakes, etc. Elway won games, but his day to day performance was overshadowed by Marino, Favre, Kelly, Aikman, Young, etc. He couldn't win a super bowl until he had Terrell Davis and Rod Smith. His three Super Bowl losses were blow outs against teams he was supposed to beat. He has two super bowl wins, which is great, but many of these top 20 have as many, or more. Brees, who just pushed him out of the top 20, has been much more consistent and probably has had a worse team than Elway did. Elway always had a great defense--Simon Fletcher, Karl Mecklenburg, Steve Atwater, etc.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 16:07:14 in Sports

“Mark Malone is #210 in my list of QBs. :)”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 16:06:37 in Sports

“For 8 seasons he was probably a top 3 QB and statistically superior to the other QBs. I always routed against him, because I'm a Cowboys fan. Believe me, I don't want him to be in the top 5, but he factored in that way. His mobility also helped him. He has the most rushing TDs of any QB.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 16:04:51 in Sports

“Hi Cameron,
McNabb is #46 on the list.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 16:04:05 in Sports

“Ken Anderson is #24 on my list. Only Favre and Warner are ahead of him, among QBs not in the Hall of Fame.”

Eric Fleet on Mar 29, 2014 at 18:40:33

“Thank you for your reply. I grew up watching him play and have been very frustrated seeing him get passed up for the HOF time and time again.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 16:03:00 in Sports

“Hi John T., Bernie Kosar is #97 on my list.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 16:01:37 in Sports

“Hi Jim. If my list included Canadian stats, he'd probably be in the top 10. Flutie, because of his short NFL career as a starter, is #137 on my list.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 10:33:56 in Sports

“Hi Paul. Those are all excellent points. My list is based off of a computer algorithm I made in excel, as stated in the article. Therefore, it will deviate from many people's lists. Here are some things to consider, the top 5 all have as many MVP awards or more. The top 7 have better statistics, consistently (old QBs stats have been pro-rated, as 3,000 yards in 1960 or an 80 QB rating in 1930 aren't the same as those stats today). Brady is 3rd in winning % in the regular season and 4th in the post season. He has the least All-Pro nominations of the top 8. He's 3rd in clutch. Overall, he's mostly in the top 10 for his wins and super bowls, but his statistics, except for a few seasons, have been drowned out by PManning, Brees, Rodgers; whereas, the top 7 generally were at the top of their position for most of their career. If the list were on wins and playoff success only, then he's be #4 behind Montana, Bradshaw and Otto Graham. But you bring up excellent points. If I made this list without the algorithm, I'd have him 4th or 5th.”

iowastate on Mar 29, 2014 at 14:10:42

“I wonder where Doug Flutie ranks, as a passer I always thought he had a lot of ability”
The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 17:58:54 in Politics

“A 5-4 Liberal majority is the likely outcome, unless a Republican president wins in 2016 and in 2020.”
The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 17:57:49 in Politics

“Hi Allen. This has been corrected as well. Thanks for reading.”
The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 17:56:54 in Politics

“Thanks, Allen. Actually it was three judges! Apparently, I favor the letter E when misspelling the names of female judges. Thanks for the correction. The error has been fixed.”
The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 22:40:10 in Politics

“That's based off of Thomas's years sitting on the bench. I look at age and years in my probability and range. Yeah, Alito will be moving in his range, once the correction goes through.”
The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 20:56:01 in Politics

“Thanks, Jeff! I will request to fix this error. Luckily, that doesn't change too much.”

DumSpiroSpero on Mar 1, 2014 at 22:27:32

“Actually, wouldn't that then make it likely that Alito won't be replaced in either the 2016 or 2020 terms?

Moreover, why do you have Thomas going as early as 2016, when he will only be 67, but think that Breyer will make it to the 2020-2024 term? I appreciate what you're attempting to get at here, but I think you may need to look at those numbers again.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Feb 6, 2014 at 00:27:14 in Sports

“Thanks, Vince. I've had many people argue my ranking on Marino, Favre and Elway, who is off the list.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 16:25:25 in Sports

“Very valid point. However, it's hard to top PManning's efficiency and MVPs. If this list was solely based off of playoffs, then Montana would probably be #1. Actually, he'd probably still rank behind Otto Graham. Graham went to the championship, as I said, all ten seasons. That was before the Super Bowl, however.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 16:22:27 in Sports

“That's a good point. If it were a list of who did the most with the least around him, Elway and Marino might be at the top.”

Dominion88 on Mar 19, 2014 at 17:55:09

“But what about Brady?? Who did he have that was great? Randy moss was a star, and Brady Turned him into a superstar. That's literally the only Great player tom Brady didn't mold himself. He made Wes Welker good, (Wes only had 86 receptions in and a single touchdown his first 4 years before he was on the Patriots..) Wes Welker's first year with Brady, he gets 112 receptions and 8 touchdowns. Deion Branch was also someone Brady turned good. Troy Brown was good, and Brady made him great. And notice this. Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers have 22 post-season wins ALL TOGETHER. Brady has 18 alone. He has 3 rings while all of the previous few named only have one. Brady doesn't get injured, save that one season injury. He is debatably the most Clutch quarterback ever. he has surpassed 6,000 yards passing... IN THE POST-SEASON. A feat no one else has accomplished. He has a good O-line but not the best and obviously does not have the ability to escape the pocket, yet has the instinct not to constantly get sacked. he has amazing throw power, and possibly the best Quarterback instinct the game has ever seen. Most people cant name more than 5 receivers Brady has ever had, and yet he still manages to have a winning season. his worst season was 9-7. but he is number 8 on the list. -_- explain that to me.”
Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 01:32:33 in Sports

“Yeah, John Elway's rejection on the list is the most controversial part of my blog. However, his statistics are very mediocre and he was never an All-Pro selection, like almost all of the people on my list. His two touchdowns make him #21, just off the list. His two best seasons were his Super Bowl winning seasons. The statistics in those seasons suggest that he really needed more support on offense during his career. Imagine what he could have done with a proper running game when he was younger.”

madisgp909 on Mar 29, 2014 at 14:58:55

“Yeah but how many cone from behind victories in the last two minutes of the game??? Doesn't that count for something on this list?”

hp blogger moderator-paigeharmes on Feb 4, 2014 at 13:38:09

“Or conversely, think about how well he did *without* it....! ;)”
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The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013)

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 22:02:19 in Books

“As this is about advocates, and not necessarily poets that win major awards, I'd have to strongly suggest Tom Healy (Chairman of the Fulbright Board and published poet), Bob Holman (Bowery Poetry Club), and Thom the World Poet (the most active poet advocate in Austin, TX). I'd have to agree with Naomi Shihab Nye as well.”
Why Creative Writing Belongs in Business Writing

Why Creative Writing Belongs in Business Writing

Commented Jan 15, 2013 at 23:02:19 in Business

“I don't think of the business aspect of writing enough. Good to see this.”
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