I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Back up off the negs for a second. Yes, it is OT. Yes, it is Bleacher Report. Yes, it is a story that has been beaten to death already. Yes, I read the META thread yesterday. Four strikes aginst me, and that is only in the thread title.
But this is a very insightful article from Ryan Riddle. I found it to be a pretty fair assessment on the BREAKING ESPN NEWS SEGMENT!! He covers it much better than ESPN ever will, so read this, then just turn off the radio or TV when some talking head like Steven A. tries to give you a piece of his mind.
Don't knock it til you read it. You're welcome for the cannon fodder, BiSB.
The board has been fairly tame lately, and likely will be once more today. Football season is drawing nearer, but is still to far ahead to create much discussion which hasn't been had before. Damnit, I need a good ol' passionate argument about something that confuses the lady in my life when I claim "this guy is wrong on the internet!" Because of this, I present to you five questions that on the surface seem stupid, in reality are stupid, but the answers could be of vital importance for those that desire to live by social norms, or for those that want to call their friends idiots.
Spurred from a debate long ago about toilet paper orientation, in which consensus seemed closest to: if you have a stupid cat or a stupid kid (face it, the kid's about 3 years old, he's likely pretty dumb still) you can put your TP folded back to the wall; otherwise, fold it over the top.
I'll post my answers below as not to clutter the OP. Here are the questions:
- When serving cake, should it be served warm, cold, or room temperature (this question does not include ice cream cake)?
- When placing cups in the cupboard, should they be placed open-side up or open-side down?
- When talking about the midwest region, does "midwest" imply the plains states or the Great Lakes region?
- When eating Oreo's, should they be eaten whole or should they be twisted apart and eaten seperately?
- Are stars in the night sky our past kings, fireflyies that got stuck up in that big blueish-black thing, or balls of burning gas billions of miles away which appear as a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity until their ultimate demise forces them either become massive or collapse upon itself?
According to multiple sources, the Detroit Pistons have signed Luigi Datome, the Italian League MVP to a 2-year/$3.75M contract.
Interesting quiz for the baseball guys out there. I actually did better than I thought I was going to once I completed it. Guessed on about 70% of them, and oddly enough got the "difficult" ones correct and the "easy" ones wrong. Pretty tough quiz.
And before you hozers turn this into a weiner measuring contest: I got an 6/10... just a little above average, because that's what we all say...
PS. If someone could tell me how to correctly spell "hozers", I would appreciate it. Neither Google nor Word knew what I was talking about, because I assume they are probably stupid. TIA.
Jason Kidd just finished his NBA career and now the Nets just hired him to be their coach. My first reaction was "how bizarre" but the reasons for doing it did make some sense after listening to the analysts explain said reasons. Kidd is a hall of fame point guard who has a great relationship with one of their star players, Deron Williams. He has "star power" and maybe with some experienced assistant coaches the organization and Kidd can make it work.
This is somewhat relevant to this board in particular since many people have commented about recently graduated players someday coming back to coach Michigan. Mike Hart and Jordan Kovacs come to mind as former M players that could come back as coaches.
Anyway, just wondering what people think about this and if this makes the idea of recently graduated M players becoming coaches sooner more palatable.
I got an email the other day notifying me of a Class-Action lawsuit against EA Sports.
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California
Did anyone else get this email? did you submit a claim? Do any lawyers know what this is about? I've bought NCAA 2011, 12, and 13 for Xbox, and according to this I could get about $20+ back per title up to 8 titles. Any thoughts?