|5 weeks 4 days ago||Central||
We moved to Atlanta before my senior year, played down south, went back up to Michigan for grad school.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I've been having a hard time||
struggling with all of these incidents that have recently come to light. I grew up on the wrong side of Flint, had a father who's dad was an alcoholic that beat him, also growing up on the wrong side of Flint. My father never put a hand on myself or my mom, but still had the anger/demons inside him based on his own upbringing. Unfortunately, I saw this rage directed at people who admittedly deserved it, whether it be guy in the bar or asshole in the neighborhood. But never at his family or those he loved. I was given the option of getting my own scholarship if I wanted to go to college, or go to the military. (My dad himself a Naval lifer). I earned myself a football scholarship and away i went. Not until after college, almost to my 30's did I come to the self realization that this anger/rage was also in me. I was mad at the world, took it out on everyone around me. Mad at those who were spoon fed, mad at anyone I felt had not earned what they had. NEVER have I put my hands on the ones who I love, but this rage/anger inside was not controlled, and I believe is also what made my coaches love the way I played the game. But it became hard being praised in some circles for my disposition, and reviled in others. Not until my current wife suggested that I look into Anger management classes before we were married did I realize that this was a fight that I would deal with the rest of my life.
Frank, this is a battle you will fight your entire life. You cannot undo your actions, you can only fight to overcome them. You will have to right wrongs with many people, and receive help along the way. I for one, am disappointed in the decisions you made, but that I am rooting for you.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||No hickeys???||
Guess you better get them where they don't show, amirite??!!
|1 year 7 weeks ago||My 2 cents||
I have worked for 3 professional NFL teams, and have first hand interactions in the locker room. I can definitely tell you that there are a few veterans/leaders in every locker room that set the tone for the ENTIRE locker room. What they allow and what they deem inappropriate, usually everyone follows suit. So for people to think that the Dolphins is a snapshot into an NFL locker room, that would be unintelligent. For instance, having worked for the Falcons, this sort of thing never went on there. The most relaxed, professional group I've seen. Sure there were light-hearted jokes, but nothing like what we're reading. It all started with Mr. Blank, what his expectation was in a player and his team, and that was trickled down through our President, GM, and coach. Any bad apples were weeded out. Why do you think our best pass rusher, a veteran player, was not re-signed when its obviously a huge need? Because he was slowly becoming a cancer, and Mr. Blank did not want that affecting the younger guys on the team.
So this whole culture tells me that it starts at the top, and judging by what i've heard about Jeff Ireland, that where the buck stops.
p.s. that player's initals are JA, if you must know.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||That was 7 minutes and 29 seconds||
of pure, unadulterated bliss. So great.
P.S. I think you're as much a gamer as me. I am a B4 guy as well, got sick of COD. Plus, i heard GHOSTS wasn't that good. Now just waiting on new Assassins Creed. Mixed in with plenty of FIFA14.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I wish Mattison would've answered Heiko||
like Denny Green. "They are who we thought they were!!"
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Oh No!!!||
Creepy head-cocked pedophile is showing up in pictures on our Campus now!!
Hide ya kids, hide ya balls...
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Apples and Oranges dude.||
Hoke had just gotten hired, when most kids had already committed or had narrowed it to a few finalists. He took one look at the QB depth, and probably shit his pants. Bellomy was a very SOLID pickup at that point, not only providing depth but also having enough talent that he could be average to above-average backup.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Holy Crap||
We hired Coach Brown!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Touche'||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||You guys confuse the hell out of me when you||
use Bryan and Brian in the same paragraph. Can we say BMac and Brian?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Maybe it didn't translate over to the college game,||
but for what it's worth, Scout listed "Athleticism" and "Running" as strengths for Connor Cook in their recruiting profile. So he might've be regarded as a decent athlete coming out of high school.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I need a good challenge on Fifa13, hit me up||
I never DNF, and don't play people who do.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I typically hate all their speculative "projection" bs,||
but i actually liked this one once you read over the values they're weighting.
If you were trending this on a line graph, ours is definitely heading upwards. OSU is #2, which is hard to argue with when you consider their strength in each category. But UM at #5 is nothing to sneeze at, which also means that CFB football "experts" are noticing the job Hoke is doing as well.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Xbox gamertag: Urin8or||
Is someone going to startup an ONline dynasty? Coop, too bad you play on PSN, no Xbox?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||And yes I pasted some of the material behind the paywall,||
because screw ESPN and this is nothing "Insider"
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Same thing I noticed.||
Tom is about 5'9, which would put McCray at about 6-1. That seems accurate with Morris and Dawson around 6'3, and Taco towering over all of them. That's a little disappointing as I was hoping those concerns were overblown, but if he's a good football player I don't care how tall he is.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Call me weird,||
but I'd give it to Martha Stewart
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I love it here, and||
can't really see myself moving anywhere else unless it was Cali. Been here for 7 years now, and it just gets better.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Well if our elected councilmen are any measure||
of the peoples voice, only 1 person voted in opposition. I attended the town hall meetings, and yes, while some were very vocal in their displeasure, many were not.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Being an Atlanta resident,||
I can tell you the majority of the residents were in full support. The city has agreed to fund $200 million of it, NONE of which is taxpayer money. This will all come from hotel tax, so tourists are actually the ones financing our beautiful cities new stadium. While I do agree there was nothing wrong with the Georgia Dome, Arthur Blank has built up enough goodwill in this city to get the support he needs for a new stadium. This will further put Altanta right up there with the best hosting cities for sporting events in the future.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I see Bayern becoming the Barca||
of this decade. Scary team is just getting better. They will slowly phase out the older Ribery and Robben, replaced with Shaqiri, Gotze, Kroos. They are the perfect "Pep" players, short, fast and technical. Gomez is a slow plodder who will move on as well. Not to mention one of the 5 richest clubs in the world.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Exactly my thoughts.||
I laughed a little bit, because it is a little oxymoronic. By increasing their ranking with good showings and a good season, that would in turn increase our TEAM ranking. I get that they mean by going out and getting other top guys its about the team, but in this case focusing on yourself would be helping the team too. Of course none of this is objective
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Wow.||
Never saw those video's of Ross. That man has the makings of a star. Reminds me of Ernie Sims. Undersized, but fast and packs a punch.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Anyone else||
Anyone else think he looks like Gary Cole??
|1 year 41 weeks ago||This, right here||
Argentinian's are some of the most smug people I've ever met. I know that's a generalism, but they seriously think every other country is beneath them in South America. Also racism is an issue there, partly due to the majority of them being of Italian descent. (Italians are pretty well known in Europe as being very intolerant).
Again, these are only my experiences, so not to paint a broad picture of them.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Barry Sanderson?||
Was he any good? I bet he wasn't as good as Barry Sanders was though.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure||
that was probably since he's been on campus, much longer period of time. Especially once he tore the ACL, they typically focus on upper body strength and heavy lifting since he can't do much on his feet except rehab.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||ATLalumni||
Long suffering Liverpool fan here. It's like being a Lions fan right now. You just look for things to be optimistic about, but you know its all for naught. At least I have booked my tour of Anfield for April, meet with legends like Dalglish and Gerrard, go in the locker room, then take in a game with the Kop.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I live in Gwinnett, and attend many HS games here||
another thing people fail to mention is that this area is very affluent, and many pro players come to make this their home. At almost every HS in Gwinnett, you'll find ex-players sons playing in every sport. Orlando Brown's son plays for Peachtree Ridge, as did Cameron Heyward (of OSU). Richard Seymour's son plays at North Gwinnett. A HS game between North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge would have anywhere around 9-10 D-1 players in the game. They can also bring in the best coaches because of the support from the community (i.e booster clubs)
|1 year 48 weeks ago||UM 78 Purdue 63||
UM 78 Purdue 63
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I thought it||
was pretty good investigative journalism, and I actually tried to do some searching of my own to confirm this story. Definitely intruiging.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||No one.||
You're all condescending assholes.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Not to start anything,||
because I really hate playing that card. Let me preface by saying I didn't realize 95% of restaurants in Tampa close at 10, especially on NYE. I made a reservation at 4star steakhouse (Charleys) for 9:45, since that was the last one they had. I arrived at 9:52 with my wife. We were told that they cannot seat anymore, but if i found a seat at the bar I could get served. (For context, I am a 27yr old bi-racial male with a non-white wife). So we left frustrated because at that point all the other restaurants had closed as well. So as we're walking back to valet, an older white couple pulls up to valet and heads in. The wife turns around and follows them in to see what they would be told. They were seated, so she proceeds to ask the manager how they got seated. All she was told was, "Oh, they had a reservation". Before she could completely blow her lid, I grabbed her and said let's go.
Thankfully, I found Mitchells Fish Market was still open and we had a wonderful dinner on NYE, all things considered.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I guess it was just a frustrating experience.||
I have never gone to a game without tickets in hand, but after hearing from many many people that these things are never sold out and there are plenty of tickets to be had, I guess i took a gamble. I don't have a problem paying for $150 tickets if that's what they are, but i damn sure aint gonna give you that 1 quarter into the game when all you can do is eat the cost. I saw plenty of UM fans telling these guys to kiss their ass.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||To clarify, the whole experience sucked.||
I was just curious about the ticket scalping. Scoreboards blow, concessions there sucked. Stadium in the middle of nowhere, restaurants close early in Tampa. Maybe i'm spoiled here in Atlanta. I will continue to follow UM in bowl games, just not to an Outback Bowl again.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I like the sound of that, problem here||
in Atlanta is that not too many of the companies i work with have any reason to have Raymond James club suites. SEC champ game? Falcons? Peach Bowl? Can easily be had. Outback Bowl? Not so much.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||He's at LEAST||
6'5. I was right next to him and 6'4 Devin Gardner and he easily looked a few inches taller. Probably grown since HS.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It seems to me that||
since the ND fiasco, Borges is playing not to lose, rather than take chances. He's banking on the fact that his players will execute, and that he will continue to call the same plays till someone stops it. I think Borges would call that Denard run for 4 yds a success, even with MSU overplaying it.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Anyone else notice||
in Damien Harris' highlights, it seemed like he was scoring against the same team in orange? Those poor lads...
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It definitely||
Looked serious. Could be stinger, but looked more like broken collarbone or vertebrae
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I thought he just picked random||
scores that the spread determined. i.e. 25-15 would be 10 pt spread
EDIT: too slow
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Do we really||
have to say his middle name? That always irks me. Did he get in trouble alot? That's the only time my mom called me by my full name.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Obviously Leyland||
isn't gonna let the ball touch any of his relievers hands. Verlander goes the distance in 120 pitches. Gives up 2 runs, final score 5-2 Tigers
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Instead of calling||
him "Papa Grande", i motion that we start calling him "Caca Grande". aka spanish slang for Huge Shit or Huge Turd
|2 years 11 weeks ago||yes it was.||
Thank you for that.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Agreed,||
I also can be as hypocritical as i want to be. Hell, as far as you know, I'm a convicted felon too. But i turned informant and only got 3yrs. Go Blue. Moral police, STFU
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I take it||
You weren't a big fan of his.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Good point||
Also of note, buying a box of condoms is not bad per se. HOWEVER, buying condoms when you don't use them with your wife would possibly raise some red flags. Can't even make a good excuse for that. I used to always carry one in my wallet for those random moments, yet never remembered to remove it once I met my gf-turned-fiance. Although she never found it, i always wondered how i'd explain that if she did.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Oh i get it....||
This is one of those awkward moments when you realize you're wrong but have to keep arguing. I like where this is headed...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||The Truth||
The truth shall set you free!
Sounds believable. or maybe i'm just a sucker for a good story.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Good lord.||
You're still not done jerking him off. We get it. You like ROME and must defend him to the death!
Let it go.....................
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Oooooh!||
I feel your pain. So close............yet so far.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Anyone else||
find it odd that at the end of the article it says the trainer secretly took him out this morning and said he was "fit and ready to go". Huh??
EDIT: apparently that was the ESPN article that stated that.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I was kind of disappointed||
So the White Walkers are nothing more than ghosts of those killed beyond the wall??
I saw some of them were Wildlings, some where Night guard, etc.
some reason i thought they were wolf-like creatures
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Wallace the Wolverine||
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Why do I feel like Rosenberg right now||
, minus the douchebaggery. Just got everyone riled up for askin a simple question. Guess i could have worded it differently.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I understand there were||
many factors working against RR that Urban does not have, but doesn't it seem like a complete flip of both programs? at least from a football standpoint. Hoke recruiting the Midwest and opting for a power pro offense, where Meyer is going spread with a national recruiting plan. Should be very fun regardless.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Love me some||
Buckeye tears. Over at 11W they where whining as to why ND and UM were getting all the Oline recruits. They also thought Pocic was a lock.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I've never been..||
I've never been in pants shitting mode. Can someone with experience explain that for me? I'd assume its quite uncomfortable and not very aesthetically pleasing.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Funny part is||
on the Ohio boards, all they wanted to talk about was how much bigger and ripped Billy Price was than David Dawson, of course not mentioning how he was stoned by him.
Also, I'd say 90% of dlineman would beat an Olineman in the "eyeball" test.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||are you actually telling me,||
there's a COLD chili day??
that's just disgusting.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Drugs don't destroy careers,||
Drug Tests do!!!
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I agree, very fixable||
At the very least he can go to court, will probably be fined, and be done with it.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Damn,||
I miss that game...........Sigh
|2 years 37 weeks ago||BOOM!||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||BOOM!||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I somehow have a feeling||
that some recruits "chaperoned" visits to campuses could rival anything I could get into in Cancun
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Hate that guy,||
have to see him pretty frequently working for CNN, since they apparently love to have him on. Total diva, full of himself. He also is a total creeper, trying to hit on every woman at CNN (makeup artists, cafe lady).
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I'm going to rank this thread title||
right up there with "Shanker piece on Butt". Which happened to be created by yours truly.