Why don't we like that anymore?
Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
Why don't we like that anymore?
He's not upset about the term itself. It is the fact that people never hyphenate it that bothers him.
What's wrong with pick six? And I have to say, you seem kind of butthurt about something as irrelevant as the use of terms.
He's not upset about the term itself. It is the fact that people never hyphenate it that bothers him.
Not entirely sure why pick six is on there, but I would not be upset if butthurt and man cave went away permanently.
He's not upset about the term itself. It is the fact that people never hyphenate it that
Let's get rid of all word combinations. Phrases first; then sentences.
I think you mean tldr
I HATE when my 50 year old sister-in-law says that
That idea sounds doubleplusgood to me.
I like it.
Moist.....not a fan of that word.
Fluid as well. Just an unpleasant word.
I like moist.
When I'm having a good day, my thoughts are fluid as well as moist.
A nice moist piece of cake? The morning dew made the greens nice and moist? That's a moist beaver... dam.
I don't like the word ointment.
I like it wet better.
My wife hates it when I say the word "penetrate" when watching football or basketball.
When does she like you to use the word?
Trickeration, Trickery and anything Herbstreit and Spielman say regarding Michigan.
EDIT: Reece Davis as a whole needs to go away.
Let's make a list of threads that should go away.
I nominate the following:
OT: Urbs [committed some minor act]
Any news on [recruit]?
Every Night Drinking Thread
And of course ...
Proof Sparty is obsessed with us.
mainly because its alreday been proven, correct?
Then what does Mattison have?
Careful, with that diabeetus and all.
He has "charazma!"
The word "swagger" is legitimate and has existed for decades. People act like 'swag' emerged out of nowhere to define the quality. I hate it.
I have to give up my man cave? That is depressing.
Sent from my...basement. That just doesn't sound as agrandizing. I might get more done though...
I live in Nashville and have very rocky soil. Short of spending tons for dynamite, I will have no basement. Saying "my basement" is a dream I may never realize.
DUDE IS A BEAST!!! Seems like everyone is a BEAST these days.
3 for 3. Pick six stays. I won't ask the same question again (but I am interested to see what the proposed problem with pick six is). I actually don't mind man cave either. Honestly, I would love to have one to get away every once in a while.
Edit: At the time I started writing, there were only two other posts. Got up, checked on my son in the tub, and this thread just blew up. Kind of surprising actually.
It is overused. I don't have a problem with "insider" jargon, but when every idiot announcer in the free world uses it, the term gets old. Mind you, I have no problem with Michigan intercepting a lot of balls and running them back for TDs. In fact, I'd give the announcer a pass in that case.
Similar to "What happens in (insert whatever locale you wish) stays in (repeat)." I wish for that to die.
Or the "only in Ohio, does it _________"
When it is exactly the same in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana.....etc.
... and they're all fucking awesome.
Or complaining about the unpredictability or general unpleasentness of the weather in [whatever locale you happen to hail from]. No, you don't have it worse than everyone else. Except Mt. Washington. If you're one of the sixish people who happen to live on top, you're totally entitled.
You're not upset about the term itself. It is the fact that people never hyphenate it that bothers you.
I love Dick Vitale, but pretty much everything Dick Vitale says.
I watched the Colts versus Saints SuperBowl in my man cave and was super butthurt when Peyton threw the pick six to Tracey Porter; I knew he was going to score the ball.
Think outside the box.
Some of those are still good - you just need to think outside the box
What an epic reply!
for "epic" below.
Or perhaps we need not to ban "epic", but to simply use it in its proper context. The Oddyssey is epic; that half court shot you made last week in a pickup basketball game is not.
In the Red Zone.
Factor back and bell cow can die in a fire
Combining "bro" with every word in the english language. Sometimes it works and can be funny, but most of the times it is forced and stupid.
Look at you politicking over here Broseph Lieberman
I hear what your saying, but often coach speak does not make sense grammatically. I hear other coaches constantly throw terms at me that are not even real words. I do not mind this one just based off the context. Does it make him look a little blue collar to the average fan, of course. It fits his personality well though, for the better of course.
I hear that word used every single game I watch. It's gotta go
...why not get ride all words.
We should get rid of all words. I mean, isn't the human race supposed to have evolved mental telepathy by now? WTF?
Stupid, slow-ass, natural selection.
I know it's a phrase, but I still think it deserves a ticket to the gas chamber.
"Dude's a beast."
Physicality-- is it even a word? Even if it is, still used WAY too much
Physicalness is not
P.S. I am not a crackpot.
Yea i'm on board with all of them but pick six.
Pick six is here to stay.
When you are making a mixed pack, pick six is most certainly acceptable.
can die in a fiery car crash.
Drinking the kool-aid. I can't be the only one who thinks of tragedy, victimization, exploitation, and unspeakable evil when I hear that. I can't imagine what would convince somebody that would be a funny or cool thing to say. I'm looking at you, Wilbon.
..can't be serious
Nothing is epic anymore.
"Stay classy, ______"
Swag, YOLO, and "greatest ever" should be eliminated. Butt hurt is stupid, but pick six and man cave don't bother me at all.
A player gets a rest or comes out of a game for a "blow"
As in [High School kid's name] is a stud (or going to be a stud). It strikes me as quite creepy. Fortunately I don't see that here too often. It's more of "a balls-dangling-from-a-trailer-hitch thing"...that is to say, Ohio.
Got to be the worst
scUM (Directed at Sparty .....)
kid (when used to describe a 6'6" 260# 19-year-old)
hella (And no, I do *not* care that it "originated in the SF Bay area.")
Steve Lorentz just tweeted this
"Bielmer" can go.
"Epic" and "Legit" are over used...
That they are overused and redundant.
You mad bro
I get uber butt-hurt whenever I hear this stupid fucking word!
Just Sayin, true Story, swag, sick. Literally, when used in every sentence
Grammar police should of told you that irregardless of what your saying, their’s prolly a whole nother way too right what you could of ment.
Link to a list of words that another academic institution suggests that we should ban: http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php
Can't stand when this is used. You can make every possible valid point and they come back with o-h. It's like a cop out and a terrible rallying cry all rolled into one.
Speaking of things that got to go... "lol" is obnoxious and meaningless. Proof: if it meant something, the poster above wouldn't have had to say "this made me laugh" as well.
I believe the word you're looking for is, "sssymbolism".
"Ohio" for Ohio State.
I know I'm in the minority, but that's just my opinion. I can't stand it.
1-cray or cray-cray
2-when girls call their friends, "frannnns"
Two new expressions I've learned to hate:
One is when somebody (usually a girl, but sometimes even a guy) sees or hears something cute or touching and gives this long drawn-out, "Awwwwww.........")
The other is same situation but some good news is heard and they clap their hands and say "Yaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!"
I fucking hate that. Guaranteed, you will see or hear one of the other within the next three days.
That was my first thought. You beat me to it.
In the u.s. it is fascinating when people say " you Canadians talk funny eh" when you yanks say "like" two or three times in every sentence
YES!!!! I like completely agree with this, like i really do.
Troll tide, bro!
When an announcer refers to a three point shot in basketball as "from down town" I cringe. I'm pretty sure that Marv (sp?) Albert started this and if he was the only one who said it it wouldn't be so annoying, but "down town" is the fall back for every hack announcer on the planet now.
Former Big Ten Network announcer and Northwestern football player Chris Martin may have been the worst offender at shoe-horning catch phrases into broadcasts. I once heard him refer to a "Skittles™ play". I watched the play over and over and to this day can't tell you what made it a Skittles™ play.
Anything that comes out of Dick Vitale's mouth needs to be retired.
Approves Your Message
Anything Justin Beiber related.
Touchdown Buckeyes--that just is way overrated.
Also sick of everything on Sportscenter. It's just an awful show. I don't watch it anymore, but whenever I catch a couple of minutes, I want to gouge my ears out.
Sportscenter SSUUUUUCCCKKKS. I don't understand why someone doesn't come in and actually put together a well-produced highlights show because there sure as hell doesn't exist one anymore.
My inside sources are giving indications that this has, in fact happened.
Dreadful tinny sort of words.
You can all "Gorn off"
" Big time players make big time plays in big time games. "
I like "pick six" I also like "scoop n score!"
the next time Michigan recovers a fumble and runs it back, try and say it as you would imagine Ken Kal would announce it. It really adds to the enjoyment :)
When people refer to recruits as "studs," ugh...drives me crazy.
"Impactful" - It sounds stupid and tells me that the person saying it is stupid.
"Fast twitch" - Makes me uncomfortable for some reason
"Basically" - If it is so "basic" why is your explanation so long?
"Economies of scale" and "Correlation does not equal causation" - The two terms idiots who took an Econ or Stats 101 blurt out when in an argument.
Stupid. If people don't know you're being sarcastic, you probably shouldn't say it.
You should have put an /s at the end of your post. It's the internet and sarcasm does not translate well. Why do you think people started using /s?
What's so hard about typing scholarship?
Stop calling recruits "studs." We're not bringing them here to breed them for chrissake.
(If they do that on their own, that's their affair. So to speak.)
Overexaggerate = same as exaggerate
Tryhard. Not sure how this is an insult, but it is.
Cool story, bro. Just a way to be rude to people/dismiss legitimate arguments.
Men saying "pee" instead of "piss."
The following common online butcheries:
Ohio referring to themselves as "Bucks." Sorry no: You're not a stud deer, you're an acorn.
Ending a comment with the superfluous, idiotic "that is all" instead of just the goddamned period you're supposed to use.
Their definately must be some more out there that effect me when I hear them but that's all ur going to get for now because I gotta go pee. That is all.
One of my coworkers says swole all the time, like "are you going to the gym to get swole?" Every time he says it I want to punch him in the face.
Calling a recruit a stud or calling them Mr. ____. They're 17 yr old high school kids
Unless you are a cartoon dog and your name is Scooby Doo.
An ex-girlfriend's annoying roommate used to say it. A local sportscaster in DC says it. Turns out he's leaving town for a new gig. I rejoiced.
The use of the word "fucking" to fill space between words to buy a slow mind time for thoughts to catch up to the mouth.
The bizaare way "you know" is used for the same thing.
Effing French yelling "allez!" when they win points during the French Open.
Effing Spanish people yelling "vamos!" when they win points during the French Open.
Effing Americans yelling "come on!" when they win points during the French Open.
Dated, but Roger Federer crumbling in joyous rapture after winning his zillionth major like, now THIS one is REALLY the new greatest moment of his life. Act like you been there already man.
Soccer/futbol players diving, fainting and sighing and grabbing random body parts like gigantic wuss bags to win calls from refs.
The sick way this same type of flopping and over-acting is creeping into basketball.
The way NBA players are all buddies now. Bring back the old days when they all effing hated each other and brawled like Dr J, Bird, Magic, Isiah, Parrish,and Malone, and MJ. The '92 Olympic dream team started this pathetic path hand holding, kumbaya love fest we all see today.
I could go on forever. I need therapy.
So "fucking" is bad, but "effing" is cool with you? I don't know about that. It doesn't seem to make any fucking sense.
Diving is creeping into basketball like the Germans crept into Poland.
I really hate the "COME ON" thing in tennis. It's not just Americans though.
...where that is a perfectly acceptable phrase.
When people refer to a youtube highlight video as "film."
Ex. "I wasn't too impressed with his film." Ugh. A five minute youtube video showcasing only a player's good plays is not game film.
Yes. This. What you said. A thousand times. I hate when some recruiting analyst wannabe says, "I watched his film and...." The fuck you did. There's a big difference between a hype video and the stuff that recruiters and coaches actually watch to get a full evaluation.
"I watched his film and I think he's a stud." Why, has this guy been making porn now?
Class act, "the league" anyone?
Shane Morris is going to do/be ________ ....
How about we let him make his own lot in life, and not tempt the football gods.
"Posbang" has got to go. I can't imagine a more Mlivean/RCMB term. Completely sophomoric and stupid. This blog is worse because of it.
TAINT (Touchdown After Interception) - Better than Pick Six!
Um, it started on Twitter. It is a tag - a way to self-database comments. It's quite a powerful tool. And it can be funny in certain contexts.
Pick your brain
To be honest with you (no, please lie right to my face)
At the end of the day
It is what it is
So and so is paying dividends (individuals generate a return on investment, a corporation can pay a dividend)
Misuse of the words literally and ironic, apostrophes, and when people enter a blog posting and write about how stupid the blog posting is.
How bout every lame ass catch phrase on this blog from pooping rainbows to 'we had subs it was crazy'.... The psuedoinside repeating 'jokes' are tedious at best...
I hate: when announcers say true freshman. It's either a redshirt freshman or a freshman. We're not dumb, we know the difference.
When announcers, looking at you Mussberger, shorten the team name like the 'noles or the 'canes.
When the weather is miserable and people have to ask you, is it hot/cold enough for you?
Fixin', as in I was just fixin' to do that.
Wicked to denote good, "thats wicked awesome." Yeah, I lived in the NE.
Trickeration. Who the f$@# created that word?!?
They just want it more, right because competitors sometimes say it would be cool if I win, but I just hope to have fun.
I should stop now otherwise I won't go to bed.
All of the tired memes you people seem to repeat every chance you get. If you aren't creative enough to come up with something funny, don't piggy-back off of something that happened years ago. That's why this board has gotten shittier everyday.
I hate "Iknowright", especially when people are older than 30.
Also, I'm tired of people saying, "At the end of the day, ..." At the end of the day, it's night.
Quick Question: At the end of the day, when you get to the bottom line, isn’t a “quick question” just a long-winded, difficult-to-understand, overly complex, mind-numbing interrogatory that runs on and on and then begs for a “quick answer,” despite requiring years of intense study, countless hours of additional research and extraordinary intellect in order to properly respond to the inquiry? . . . Sounds like I’ve got a case of the Mondays after having failed to get to the office during the weekend to use the red Swingline stapler to get those new cover sheets attached to the TPS reports.
And zero gravity dying a slow death would make my life a bit better.
I hate that all white wide receivers or point guards are: tough, scrappy, high motor, smart, like a coach on the field/court, and of course, hard nosed
Agreed on man cave as well. Absolutely horrible phrase.
Could care less.
I hate all the youngsters who use their fancy smart phones as an excuse to ingore punctuation and capitalization. I also abhor the overuse of acronyms and initializations that force oldsters like me to ask my kids or use Urban Dictionary to figure out what somebody just typed. And for God's sake, sit up straight when you're typing on your little doohickeys! If you stay hunched over all day long, one day you'll wake up and not be able to straighten out.
I hate it when people make a typo and blame autocorrect, as if it's totally impossible to go back and fix it. The best part is they will usually either make a new post that says "whoops stupid autocorrect" instead of fixing the old one, or edit the post just to say "whoops stupid autocorrect," instead of editing the post to look less stupid.
Blaming your machine for your own laziness and/or stupidity is thoroughly obnoxious and probably one step closer to the singularity.
"Irregardless" is a superfluous word since it means the same thing as "Regardless".
is people who say "living the dream" - it has become a smart-ass way of saying "my life sucks." I agree that "irregardless" needs to die. "not just a shooter" is something we'll hear for a couple more years... I'm not racist but.... (that's a horrible way to start a sentence). People who use nationalities/religious groups as verbs need to STFU also. I could keep going for hours, but I'm off to work. Have a great day!
When asked how I am doing I always say 'livin' the dream'. you know why? because it reminds me that life is but a dream and we are lucky to live it.
For me, living the dream is a mantra repeated ad nauseum to keep my self cool, calm, and appreciative...
The meme meme?
"Mike, they just need to find a way to get their offense untracked."
Great insight there. I think they are untracked, as in not on the track, so what are you talking about and why does a train analogy make any sense anyway?
It's most likely not a train analogy (it's hard to imagine a scenario where an untracked train is a good thing). The expression most likely comes from wagons stuck in a rut, where being untracked was a positive development.
this is a serious thread now??
Ok, I hate it when people say things like, "You have the Peyton Mannings and Tom Bradys..." when they really mean, "You have players similar to Peyton Manning and Tom Brady." Same goes for teams like, "The Michigans and Floridas and Oklahomas."
Everything on here is a topic that spreads news to everyone in some way. The "OT police" need to shut the hell up.
is easily "...he stuck his foot in the ground..."
Announcers sound so effing stupid saying this. No 90-year-old man ever hobbled across his lawn without sticking his foot in the ground first. The idiot who started this one is FIRED.
Started out as ultra-bros saying it, as in you lost your man-card if you were out shopping with your girlfriend and held her purse for a minute while she changed. Seemed like it was just guys over compensating.
Then it hit the mainstream and MIller Lite started using it.
I was just always bothered that people cared about being judged a "man", rather than just being.