Here at Anonymous Eagle, we're hip to all the latest trends on the internet... or so we tell ourselves. We know how much the kids today like to keep in touch and communicate through social media. In particular, we're big fans of the service known the world over as Twitter. Each week, we'll bring you a tweet that we found particularly interesting/funny/thought provoking/ridiculous that has some kind of Marquette connection to it.
It's no secret that Marquette men's soccer is on a record breaking shutout streak. As the minutes without a goal allowed tick upward, it's gets ever harder to grasp how just much time has gone by since an opponent got the ball past Charlie Lyon. However, former Marquette player Eric Pothast has found the perfect time comparison for my nerd heart.
(1/2) Things I could do during Marquette Soccer's current 718 minute shutout streak:— Eric Pothast (@Eric_Pothast) October 4, 2014
(2/2) I could watch the whole Lord Of The Rings trilogy (558 min), take an hour long nap (60), and drive from Milwaukee to Chi (96).— Eric Pothast (@Eric_Pothast) October 4, 2014
Research by the Anonymous Eagle Bureau of Nonsensical Investigations quickly determined that the current Ängelholms defender was doing his math based on the theatrical versions of Peter Jackson's trilogy. Naturally we then had to do further digging to determine if one might be able to squeeze in a viewing of the extended editions of the movies as well.
The extended versions clock in at 682 minutes. So I could start a LOTR movie marathon early Saturday morning and still have enough time to drive from my suburban home to Valley Fields to catch the team's next match against St. John's at 7:00 pm. Guess I know what I'm doing this weekend.
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