Love this series. Great work.
talk to caris yo
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Love this series. Great work.
I think Pam's mood has something to do with the color of her shirt...
Stop staring at her shirt.
Tremendous work Six Zero. I love The Blockhams and refresh the site every day hoping that you decided to add a new strip even if it is not Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
If I could make a living off this I'd knock one out every day of the week.
One day maybe you will.. Great piece of art imitating life.. Or the other way around either instance i laughed my ass off!
Pam's face is very Kelly-like in the third and fourth frames. Just needs a bit more purple!
Nicely done! Now, back to following recruiting!
I'm mentally replacing the last panel with Pam, fresh from reaming her husband for creepily following 18-year-olds on the internet, going to Perezhilton and being like "ooh, someone videoed Justin Bieber going to the bathroom!"
height & weight are publicly available stats with universally accepted recruiting relevance. BMI just combines them. if you happen to work for a blog that covers recruiting, it seems pretty reasonable.
[UPDATE: EDITED THIS DOWN]
The way I see it, my interaction with Michigan players and future Michigan players is that they play football for the team I am profoundly invested in, and which I cover professionally.
I don't follow recruits on Twitter or Facebook because high schoolers are notoriously bad at using social media without exposing their personal lives and because of that I stay away entirely. The few M guys I follow are guys like Koger or Woolfolk or Woodley who have remained very cognizant of the public nature of their posts and use these platforms to reach the public without being filtered by the media.
As for height and weight, that's very public information that is provided by the player and his coaches to many public sites, from the high school program guys to the recruiting sites. All the "Big Boned" articles sought to do was put those sizes in context of the position(s) these recruits might play. I stated explicitly that the BMI ratings were not to be taken in any other context, and why that is, and in case you didn't believe me I had a health professional confirm for readers that the BMI ratings say zilch about the players' respective health.
Body size and shape obviously can have an effect on more than football prowess. Of course people are judged by whether they're overweight, too short or too tall, etc. And I do see discussion of physical attributes step over this line with recruiting--the OMG Shirtless meme on this site mocks those who step over that line. But there is quite obviously nothing about attractiveness in saying Ondre Pipkins is sized like Gabe Watson and Mario Ojemudia is kind of similar to Pierre Woods. The comparisons speak only to how these players might perform in Mattison's defensive system, and provide a better context on Signing Day for evaluating the biggest defensive line class Michigan has brought in since I can remember.
It's not a "principled" stance. I just felt creepy is all. My feelings are not the standard for anyone else --- they're my own weird ass feelings, and only apply to me.
However I do think it comes to play when we're talking specifically about an article I wrote about recruits, because if I was twitter-following all of these guys AND writing about their weights it might suggest what you suggested about over-analyzing strangers.
That was the only context I meant.
I didn't know people still use the twitter machine on their computah devices. But here again, the Blockhams are an odd bunch.
You know I was just talking about that with my wife as thats about that only way I can follow Twitter as it normally dissolves into a retweet fest where all you see is @XXX@XXX@c
XX reply topic: As--end of 140 characters.
Steve Breston sent out like 55 tweets Sunday all pretty close together and its just like seriously? Were you really on your phone for 4 hours just sitting there w/ twitter open? I mean damn even w/ a 4.5 inch screen that would get annoying.
I blame TomVH for my twitter following habits. He regularly points out when a commit is on twitter.
A new special edition Blockhams strip was posted in honor of National Signing Day!
Couldn't have asked for more in the offseason. With your comics and all the great recruiting info being passed around this will be a short and sweet offseason.