The posts on this board generally fall into various logical traps, per the ancient Greeks

PSUEngineer89

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Our favorite:
  • Straw man— distorting an opponent’s argument in order to make it easier to attack.
    • "By not responding to every rumor made up by some nose-picking dweeb sitting at a computer. If he did, he wouldn’t have time for much else." In reality, no one is saying he should refute every rumor. Some people are saying that he should speak up and clearly indicate that he isn't leaving and isn't interested in other offers.
    • "Not to worry, our next coach will bring in consistent #1 recruiting classes, will out coach the other guy every single game, will never blow a fourth quarter lead, and will be a genius at clock management. He’s out there, easy to find." In fact, posters are only asking that CJF coach on a par with our main rivals and not get outcoached. Some are asking, "When will we outcoach a team to win a game?"

Our runner up:
  • False dilemma — presenting only two possible choices when in fact more alternatives exist.
    • I see this most often presented as, "We either fire CJF or stay with more of the same results". This implies that there is no option to keep the good (recruiting, not a scumbag), and improve the bad (player development especially on the lines) and game day coaching. If we can improve in the position coaches and training coaches, we could develop better, it's also possible that Yurcich improves with a few years.
 

BobPSU92

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Whatever the Greek tragedy claptrap, I just love when someone sits their fat ass down, gets shit-faced, watches the game, and then asserts here why what they saw on TV happened. It’s definitely because of this and obviously because of that, as if we have any f*cking clue what is happening in practice and team meetings.
 

Midnighter2

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Our favorite:
  • Straw man— distorting an opponent’s argument in order to make it easier to attack.
    • "By not responding to every rumor made up by some nose-picking dweeb sitting at a computer. If he did, he wouldn’t have time for much else." In reality, no one is saying he should refute every rumor. Some people are saying that he should speak up and clearly indicate that he isn't leaving and isn't interested in other offers.
    • "Not to worry, our next coach will bring in consistent #1 recruiting classes, will out coach the other guy every single game, will never blow a fourth quarter lead, and will be a genius at clock management. He’s out there, easy to find." In fact, posters are only asking that CJF coach on a par with our main rivals and not get outcoached. Some are asking, "When will we outcoach a team to win a game?"

Our runner up:
  • False dilemma— presenting only two possible choices when in fact more alternatives exist.
    • I see this most often presented as, "We either fire CJF or stay with more of the same results". This implies that there is no option to keep the good (recruiting, not a scumbag), and improve the bad (player development especially on the lines) and game day coaching. If we can improve in the position coaches and training coaches, we could develop better, it's also possible that Yurcich improves with a few years.

I'd add false equivalency, misuse of theory of transitivity, and inappropriate application of inductive reasoning as other board logic failures.

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bvillebaron

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Our favorite:
  • Straw man— distorting an opponent’s argument in order to make it easier to attack.
    • "By not responding to every rumor made up by some nose-picking dweeb sitting at a computer. If he did, he wouldn’t have time for much else." In reality, no one is saying he should refute every rumor. Some people are saying that he should speak up and clearly indicate that he isn't leaving and isn't interested in other offers.
    • "Not to worry, our next coach will bring in consistent #1 recruiting classes, will out coach the other guy every single game, will never blow a fourth quarter lead, and will be a genius at clock management. He’s out there, easy to find." In fact, posters are only asking that CJF coach on a par with our main rivals and not get outcoached. Some are asking, "When will we outcoach a team to win a game?"

Our runner up:
  • False dilemma— presenting only two possible choices when in fact more alternatives exist.
    • I see this most often presented as, "We either fire CJF or stay with more of the same results". This implies that there is no option to keep the good (recruiting, not a scumbag), and improve the bad (player development especially on the lines) and game day coaching. If we can improve in the position coaches and training coaches, we could develop better, it's also possible that Yurcich improves with a few years.
What’s the term for deliberate distortion of someone’s post?
 

MaconNitt

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Whatever the Greek tragedy claptrap, I just love when someone sits their fat ass down, gets shit-faced, watches the game, and then asserts here why what they saw on TV happened. It’s definitely because of this and obviously because of that, as if we have any f*cking clue what is happening in practice and team meetings.
Are they out of lattes and scones at your local place?

one of you better posts ;)
 
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