this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|6 years 24 weeks ago||You could have just, you||
You could have just, you know, not read it. No one is forcing you to be here and read anything. We all choose to. And if you don't like it, you can just read the parts you like. Jesus, it's not like it's a newspaper you pay for now is it? It's a blog, read what you want, when you want. Is this such a difficult concept?
|6 years 26 weeks ago||This should definitely be a||
This should definitely be a rule in all sports for applied cheap shots.
|7 years 1 week ago||Argh||The picture is like 2 years old isn't it? So it was when Tate was like 16.|
|7 years 1 week ago||Yes but||All teams have homer wagering. In addition, if a line was pumped by Michigan homers away from what is a really expected then money from professionals would likely come into play to equalize the lines. Vegas definitely wants to spur betting, but it wants to spur betting on BOTH SIDES of the line. And yes, while fanbases can be more irrational in certain cases and cause line movement (UM and ND are good examples because of their large followings and money'ed alumni base) the overall effect would be very small (maybe a point on a per game spread, half a game on a win expectancy). The most extreme example of this was the -3 Michigan/ND spread last fall. There was no possible way the teams were that close based on watching them play. I believe it opened at -3 and closed at -9.5 or something. It's pretty rare Vegas gets an opening line that wrong in lieu of something big happening in the interim.|
|7 years 1 week ago||Wins vs Chance to win MNC||
There's actually a big difference between expected wins and chance to win the MNC. You have to look at the distributions under them. Looking at a group of games for Michigan (PSU/Wisconsin/Illinois) if Michigan can win 1, then they can likely win them all, and only OSU would be a large threat. If Michigan loses to one of those teams, they are likely to lose to all 3.
Based on the Vegas odds and win expectancies, I'd wager it's highly likely Michigan's distribution curve has "mini-peaks" around 5 win and 11 wins. This is not the say the odds or 5 wins are the same as the odds of 11, but that Michigan is more likely to win 11 than 10, or 5 than 6/7 than a normal distribution would suggest.
In normal words, if I have a 10% chance to win $15, and a 90% chance to win $5, my expected return is $6. If I have a 50% chance to win $5 and a 50% chance to win $7 my expected return is also $6. However, it's pretty clear that the upside is higher in the first set of outcomes.
I wouldn't call them suckers bets Bryan. It's in Vegas' best interest to set lines/expectencies right on the dot. They want the same amound of money on both sides of the deal (in the case of odds to win MNC they want money according to the odds). Everything in Vegas is set to give the house a very small take from a ton of transactions. In aggregate, you're not really betting against the house in sports betting, you're betting against the people on the other side of the line, and Vegas takes a 1-2% skim for enabling the transaction.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||I think||This needs more ads IMO. State Farm should just get a huge ass graphic on my screen. Unreal how many ads I see right now.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Whoaaa, I can't believe I||Whoaaa, I can't believe I spelled it like that. I'll edit my post.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Unreal||Joe Morgan, Steve Phillips, Chris Berman, and Rick Reilly in the same booth. FJM is going to the biggest field day ever with this.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Oh duh||Yeah, you win.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Absolutely||Bill Martin never saw these jerseys once. At all. Some lackey from the AD just drew them with crayon on a napkin and gave them to Adidas. Unfortuanately for all of us, after he finished drawing the upper shoulder stripes he had flattened the point on his Crayola, which is the reason the lower stripes are so wide. Crayola is the enemy here, not Adidas.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Brian how did you miss this?||
From Marlon Brown's Article:
""Besides tradition, Brown says the most important decision factor is going to be the coaches. "I just want to play for great coaches. I don't care about their coaching style. For me..."
And he lists NOTRE DAME. You missed a perfect shot at Weis E. Coyote.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||The stripes||If you look at the picture closely, it appears that the sides are folded in a bit to show the stripes. Also, you have to consider what this will look like on players from a Terrance Taylor to a Roy Roundtree. A better question is why is the jersey "08". Wouldn't "80" have been a better choice seeing as single digit numbers are just single digits on our jerseys?|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Yep||Every player will be wearing exactly that jersey at exactly that length. You can totally tell length from a picture with no perspectivee.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||It has nothing to do with||It has nothing to do with morals. Bear Sterns shareholders got hosed. Fannie and Freddy will also have shareholders take a bath. Lehman might be next. If the shareholders were getting bailed, the put would exist, but since the banks and their owners are taking 98% of the pain, it's fine.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||What the weak dollar types in||
What the weak dollar types in the Fed have demonstrated is that we will devalue our currency and act as a backstop at the slightest hint of danger -- $29B of loan guarantees to JP Morgan to acquire Bear Stearns.
I stopped reading there, but if you think Bear Sterns about to shut down is only the "slightest hint of danger" then you are out of your mind.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||In that case||I think the majority of this board wants you to shut the hell up. And based on your logic you have no choice but to comply.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||+1 for actually knowing how||
+1 for actually knowing how shit works.
" It is also my belief that access to govt. capital is much more likely then a full-scale bailout" Agreed. Paulson has already said that a bailout would fly in the face of how the system is supposed to work.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Have a Beer||
I really don't care either way. I was just stating he tried to kill that art program after the "pissing christ" thing. Believe me, I have no problem with offensive, have you read my posts? I purposely attack things I find retarded, and I know I offend people. However, I fail to see how anyone can find art in human excrement on a religious symbol. I disagree wtih the perversion of Islam (terrorists lol), but I wouldn't consider someone shitting on the Koran [sic for American spelling] art.
BlueSeoul, I don't know why you think I'm arguing against you. That was probably my most impartial comment of the past year. 20% of people having no religious affiliation doesn't mean they are offended by Christ, btw. It's possible to have no religious affiliation and still believe in god (deists), or to take the best tenets of each faith. Jesse Helms was a total asshole, but that doesn't mean EVERYTHING he stood for was wrong. I don't think everything is binary; I like to pick the best parts from everything. The biggest problem today is that people don't think for themselves, they align with a group. Turns out, a person can be against abortion and agree with other "Democratic" principles. A person can also be for universal health care and still agree with the Iraq War and vote McCain. The moment you limit yourself to an all or nothing scenario is the moment you become a mindless drone full of fail.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||I found the Grady run||From the 2005 ND UFR "Grady's long run, the cutback here is inexplicable. If he just keeps going he'll get caught, but another 20-30 yards downfield. Paul and Breaston get good blocks to open it up." We turned the ball over on their 12 yard line about 10 plays later. Seriously the game from hell.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Also||Clear cookies and cache after making changes. Otherwise you'll get weird display issues.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Right||Right. I should have reworded my comment. I was pissed at the refs and the bullshit penalty. I was not trying to imply Michigan or Lloyd chose a penalty over a touchdown. Ugh, I could see it from row 40, why couldn't they see it too.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||There was no fiasco||
Just because the media blows something up does not mean it's actually a big deal. Seems to me like Bill Martin and MSC had their fingers right on the pulse of the situation.
Also, find me more than ONE example of an athlete pleading guilty. And then make sure all of those are the initial pleas. I'm sure an actual lawyer can explain this better, but initial pleas upon arraignment are not necessarily set in stone.
Edit: I just looked. Britton was arrested initially in February. He just pleaded on July 7th. Therefore, he evaluated his option for 5 months before pleading. Grady has had like a week. Goddamn dude, employ some critical thought and effort before you start typing next time.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||2002 Washington - Brabbs's||
2002 Washington - Brabbs's game-winning field goal.
My first Michigan game (in person) ever. 4 days before freshman classes started. Hell of a welcome to UM.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||McGuff||
His Sparq rating was outrageous. Sad to hear about Grady though. He's been through 2 knee blowouts. I hope if he's done it's on his own terms, not as a sacrifice to the press. He holds a special place in my heart for breaking a long run in the Minnesota debacle in 2005, but instead of cutting around the last defender and scoring, he just lowered his shoulder and hammered him in the open field around the 30 yard line, basically tackling himself. I think Michigan turned the ball over or didn't score somehow on that drive.
Edit: Actually that wasn't against Minnesota. Does anyone else know the run I'm referring to? I believe it was Grady, might have been Hart, but they broke into the open field, and bowled a guy over around the opponents 35-45 rather than cut back around a block. It drove me insane because we lost that game. I think it was a 20-30 yard run.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Other officials||Officials from ND-UM 2005. Henne scored on the play before he fumbled dammit. There was some "illegal touching" call. Michigan accepted the penalty on ND (which made no fucking sense because Henne had scored. The rest of the season was just downhill from there.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Lol||RollBamaRoll also just locked the comment threads I was winning and erased at least one of my posts.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||The point||As Brian stated in an earlier post, the problem isn't that Saban's interests (getting down to 85 scholarship players) and the players interests (having a full ride to get a degree) are diametrically opposed at this point. Guilty in a court of law vs guilty in a court of public opinion are totally different things. The same people accusing RR of being a recruit thief (no facts that actually support this) are the same people defending Saban's actions/lack of action/need to cut players (there are plenty of facts to prove motives). It's sad these people can't see this total disconnect.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Yes||
I like your post, but you also pulled another common human thing. You feel cleaner with Rich Rod than with Les Miles, but since this hypothesis (who would be cleaner at Michigan, Miles or RR) can never be tested, you're a default winner. I'm sure this isn't your intent, but there is a lot of "think, feel, pretty confident, while I don't know" in your post. As you start to defend something where you believe strongly in the outcome, but can't adequately define the steps, language becomes highly conditional and less secure.
Once a person moves away from facts they lose their footing because there is always someone that will "THINK" differently. Please don't take this as an attack. The post is excellent, and it becomes more effective when there isn't a dangling issue (Les Miles) for someone to latch onto and totally ignore the substantiveness of the rest of the post. Basically, and I learned this the hard way, the only way to win an argument over a group of idiots is to make it idiot proof.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Nah||No point in betting against sure things. Saban is also the coach that dropped DJ Hall's one game suspension against UL-M from a game to a half in order to try and beat them (oops).|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||"(leading me to believe he||"(leading me to believe he didn't think through much else)" Also not fact based and wild speculation.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||What?||
"And still, it is my opinion, that it seems flimsy to me, even if this is the standard procedure to lower your sentencing. "
Wait, are you arguing he should NOT be trying to lower his sentence (it will be probation and community service anyway)? If you have two choices, say "guilty" and seal off your options, or say "not guilty" and retain your options plus the outcomes are better on average (may cost more, but that's why people do cost-benefit and/or decision trees), you would choose to say "guilty"? Damn we need to remove people like you from being U of M fans.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||No Idea||I think they'd nail your ass for obstruction of justice or something in that case. I have no personal experience, but if you said to the officer upon being asked to blow "I don't think those are accurate, but I'll submit to a blood test." I think that would buy you time to head downtown. Like I said though, my concern was less about possible license suspension and more about avoiding a DUI if you're right at the limit.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Wrong||
It is not an instance of cognitive dissonance when the 2 ideas are not diametrically opposed (I can use big words too OMG). On one hand, Rosenberg isn't jumping to conclusions based on too few facts, he's blantantly ignoring what is actually happening to write a shitty article. This is just a pure lie:
"This whole thing could have, and should have, been settled long ago. But RichRod was determined to fight West Virginia all the way to the bitter end. Anybody who has even driven past a law school knew he had no case, but that didn't matter to Rodriguez. "
Michigan has top 5 law school. Bill Martin is a savvy businessman. RichRod had an agreement with Michigan to pay $1.5M of the buyout. RichRod was not determined to fight WVU all the way, UM was make a calculated effort that spending $200k on lawyers could result in reducing the buyout by more than $200k. This is what rational people do. They evaluate costs and benefits.
As to the other half, saying Brian is jumping to conclusions on the bama player, I point to Occam's Razor to explain it. Also the quote: "Asked by phone if Farmer had decided to transfer from Alabama, she replied, "Now that he would have to answer, but he doesn't want to speak right now."" is pretty fucking clear in its answer. Of course I can't be 100% sure, but fuck, I can't be 100% sure that the sun's going to rise tomorrow and I'll be alive, can I?
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Imageshack works||
Just host off imageshack. Should be fine. My new banner code:
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Right||
If I knew I was around .08, I'd rather have a suspended license for a year than a DUI conviction. That said, I just don't drink and drive and completely avoid the issue. But you're right, there is no quick and dirty answer to whether to refuse or not. Things you want to avoid (obviously drinking and driving is #1):
1. Failing a field sobriety test on video.
2. Refusing BOTH breath and blood. That violates implied consent, but you can always offer to allow blood but refuse breath. If you're 30 minutes away from a station and know you're borderline, this could bail you out.
3. Don't drink and drive.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||I can't find it, but what it||I can't find it, but what it does is hashes the image in such a way that hte HTML can be rendered as an image. When I find the link I'll post it. Otherwise, it'll just need a host somewhere. You should be able to use photobucket or imageshack.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Also||You can change the site banner to whatever you want with Stylish. It's a bit more complicated because you have to either use a Photobucket like host or hash the picture to Hex (intertubes have tools for doing this). But the moral of the story is, if you want naked man, you can have naked man. If you want to have a different banner per day, you can do that as well.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Well done||A hat tip for the simpleness of your post. That alone resonates.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Depending on your metabolism,||Depending on your metabolism, an extra 30 minutes before they take a BAC reading can be the difference between a .08 and a .07. This is why you may want to refuse the breathalyzer.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Well Done||Right after the updated website I did the same thing with Stylish. Didn't change any fonts though.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Holy Hell||He's gone, let's all move on as a group. I'm downing a drink in honor of the era ending, Debord gone, and Lloyd's character building. I don't even care about the past anymore, we're not fucking Notre Dame. This Killian's is for you Lloyd, the Big Ten titles, and the National Championship in '97. Special shout-out to the 2003 win over OSU, for rushing the field and losing track of my friends resulted in things that wouldn't have happened otherwise.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Seriously Guys||It's standard procedure to plead not guilty to any charge. If you plead guilty then the judge has to assign a sentence. Similarly is pleading no contest but that has different implications. It's not like this will ever go to trial, and it's not like Grady will do jail time.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Pretty Much||
This isn't going to cost RR much overall, in taxes or otherwise. UM has enough exemptions and tax lawyers to take care of the situation as cheaply as possible.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||However||Not to take sides either way, but Helms "* Tried repeatedly to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts." after they funded the pissing Christ "piece of art". This was essentially a cross in urine. I don't know about you, but I don't think that is art anymore than me pissing my name into the snow, and it's also highly offensive to a LARGE portion of America.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Perhaps||It was good enough for Fielding Yost so it will be good enough for you dammit.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Yes||A++ would read again. Where can I subscribe to your newsletter?|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Hey, I may be a sarcastic||Hey, I may be a sarcastic asshole but at least I know when I'm wrong.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Hack and clown are way too||Hack and clown are way too generous. You are correct though, I totally misread your post. For that you have my apologies.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Really||You actively place thought into your feelings about the color of the SOCKS the team is wearing? Is the thought line like, "jersey are fine...pants are fine...wow I like the uniforms overall, but man, I just don't know about the socks"?|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||In that we will have some||In that we will have some slot receivers that are 5'8 -5'10"? Mike Hart was under 6'.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Don't ask those people to||Don't ask those people to think, it'll just result in more material for me to criticize.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||I meant that RRs offense will||I meant that RRs offense will be no more responsible for three and outs than the specter of Debord running Zone Left without Jake Long, without Mike Hart, and with 8 in the box because Mallett can't throw.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Do what you will with this||
Do what you will with this information. I plan on sitting in a chair with my mouth agape for 23 minutes and 16 seconds.
Can someone explain this to me. I know I should get it, but I'm just not today.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Do you actually watch the games?||
"I do fear an increase in three and outs, though."
Seriously? WVU averaged 6.3 yards per carry. How can this be any worse than our run, run, pass, oops let's punt offense?
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Suspend his driver's license||
Suspend his driver's license and make him run everywhere imo. My DUI punishments (for everyone, not just football players) would be 3 month license suspension for first offense, 1 year suspension for 2nd offense, then permanent suspension for 3rd offense. If during a license suspension period a DUI occurs, then permanently suspend that person's license forever right then.
People suggesting he get kicked off the team can go fuck themselves. Unless you would want to be fired from your job and basically cut off from all jobs in your best skilled field for a DUI. In that case, throw the first stones
|7 years 3 weeks ago||First set was probably runs.||First set was probably runs. Second set is probably passes/bubble screens.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||TD Runs||Those have to be touchdown runs of 20 yards or longer by WVU over the past 3 or 4 years. The second set of numbers could be run by WVU from before Slaton/White.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Missing the Point||
If RichRod is successful enough that other schools are trying to get him (lots of top 10s, and MNC or two), no one will out pay us. Look at revenue numbers for athletic programs. If UM wants to outpay someone for a football coach, they can. The revenue from the new luxury boxes and PSLs alone is staggering.
Petrino is the Arkansas coach.
Also you need a new avatar. I find it very difficult to be a meta-critical asshole while replying to someone with a 1 year old's picture, and a kid that looks like my godson to boot.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||The 76||The 76 is possibly somewhat of a giveaway. Points scored by the Kansas Jayhawks the past 4 years?|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Without being in order||I'd bet those are rankings some part of our offense over the past 44 years. Either passing, scoring, rushing, or total offense.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Are they in any particular||Are they in any particular order?|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||I had to highlight this||"The question is why did he slip? Did he panic and try to over-react, thus moving in such a way that the turf would not support his effort, thus attributable to psychological preparation? I don't know." This is mindblowing. Are you honestly trying to advance a theory that he panic'ed, overreacted, slipped as a result (because the turf would not support his effort), and this is somehow due to being unprepared psychologically? How about he slipped due to random chance or that the field was terrible? How many slips did we see from Michigan players in 2006 against OSU? Did Lloyd Carr fail to prepare them psychologically? Also, after reviewing the play, he had his back turned to the play, he made a cut after a WR and slipped in the middle of the field. If you somehow believe this is John Cooper's fault, do you also believe that Pat White's fumbles, broken thumb, and concussions are a result of RichRod poorly preparing him?|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Yeah||I was agreeing with your assessment of the game chitown. I was commenting on people that think we're going to win by 45 and it's not even going to be hard. It's the same attitude that led to a loss to App State. Those people are enemies of the revolution.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Weis||Doesn't eat french fries. He eats the Aussie cheese fries from Outback Steakhouse. 3 orders at a time. However, despite the sheer ineptitude of ND last year, I can't declare this years game a sure win for us. I can't imagine Tenuta putting up with such pure awfulness from the offensive line. If his defense is destroying the o-line every practice, I just don't see how this won't make Charlie realize they need to spend more time teaching the offensive line. They have a ton of talent, the Emu isn't THAT terrible, and it's not like the defense could be any worse. I realize that we put up 31 points in the first half solely by handing the ball to Hart, but I can't fathom ND being that bad again. I see ND with 5-6 wins. +/- 2 as the worst/best outcomes. I think Michigan is 7 wins, +/- 3. So much for both teams depends on QB on O-line play.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Seriously though||Dex, you know the entire school will fall apart if the uniforms change. I mean, Michigan only makes insane money off merchandise sales. Of course they were going to let Adidas give us garish Boise State jerseys. Wait, the jerseys look almost identical? Hmmm, does RichRod know Steven Threet isn't Pat White?|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||I'm a little disappointed||
This didn't tip you off?
"I think I'm going to have to just stop reading this blog, or at least the comments. Either that or I can just practice my FJM style comedy. Looks like there will be no shortage of material."
We almost need a private forum for the 10 of us that aren't batshit insane/retarded.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Have you been drinking Ninja?||I refuse to believe you thought I was serious.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Easy Choice||I was rooting for a stadium collapse personally.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Meaning||
"What the hell is this supposed to mean? "
Now I could be wrong, but I believe he's referring to an old, wooden ship.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Wait what?||
"Rich Rod's offense-first mentality will mean that he will try to outscore opponents"
Ignoring the fact that his mentality is to win football games (coincidently that's why he makes $2.4M a year, because he's good at winning football games), how else would you propose he win football games if not by outscoring opponents?
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Wow||
Let's break this post down. "Are the days of the terrorizing Michigan defenses over?" I'm assuming you're referring to the 2006 squad that stopped all but the spread and the 1997 squad that stopped everyone; as opposed to the other (much more common) versions of the defense that gave up 34 points to a 1-AA team, or 50+ to Northwestern. In that case, I'd wager that we'll have an awesome defense at least every 10 years under RichRod as well.
"It certainly appears so on the recruiting trail for linebacker and DE, where Michigan has had much success in the past." Completely ignoring the fact we had FOUR 4* linebackers in the 2008 class, the fact that we haven't landed a 5* DE in 2 years means our defense will never be good again. If only the NCAA would change the rules that required 6 players rated as DEs by Rivals and 5 players rated as LBs by Scout.
"Is anybody else concerned that the heart of our defense for 2009+ is a little 3 star guy?" Seeing as the HART of the offense for the last 4 years had been a little 3 star guy, no, I'm not concerned.
"And that there's a noticeable dearth of ANY defensive end recruits? We can have 4 star defensive backs all we like, but if we can't generate any semblance of a pass rush or anchor our defense against heavy running games (see annual foes such as Wisconsin or Ohio State), we're going to be toast." Because the problems Michigan has had the last 5-10 years has been power running teams, not spread teams that exploit, ohh, say Johnny Sears or having to put Chris Graham on a wide receiver. Clearly Michigan shouldn't play five 4* DBs on every play just because they are 4*, and the Dline guys are only 3*. As everyone that plays NCAA 2008 knows, if the guy isn't 5*, he sucks balls. Also, we do not play Wisconsin every year.
"RR's defenses at WVU were actually quite good (#15 Rush defense, #14 Pass defense, #7 total defense all for 2007, all ranked above M... in the Big East take that for what you will)." His defenses with 2* and 3* players, including the teams that beat Oklaholma and Georgia in bowl games, were quite good. But that's in the Big East, where they don't actually play football, but play catch and tag for points. Sometimes they play two hand touch if they can't find the flags for the belts.
"I don't know what this Shafer guy is cooking up with his newfangled blitz-happy defense (*gulp*), but if this is the personnel he's satisfied to recruit, I think we're in trouble. Any comments on the future of the Michigan defense?" I have no idea what he defense will look like, but it's different from what I'm used to (side note, the 1997 defense was a ZONE BLITZING SCHEME) so I need to go hyperventilate for a bit. Clearly, after being on the job for 6 months, he's totally satisfied NOT recruiting 4 or 5 stars. Fuck the players he feels fit his scheme and will help him win - if Rivals or Scout doesn't give them 4 or 5 stars, they must suck. I'm really glad you pointed that out for us.
I think I'm going to have to just stop reading this blog, or at least the comments. Either that or I can just practice my FJM style comedy. Looks like there will be no shortage of material.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Totally missing the point||
The rage line was a joke. I don't actually have personal issues about what people write on the internet.
That aside, I was not correcting his grammar. My point was that his entire comment was nonsensical.
You can say I'm "disagreeing" with him. But in reality he's 100% wrong and using words to mean something they do not in any way, shape, or form. I'm trying to correct a terrible thought process before it manifests. I do not want to read 100s of mindless comments justifying 3 star players because they have "intangibles". I 100% guaran-fucking-tee you the coaching staff recruited them because they are good football players, not because they have intangibles (including, according to you, the ability for a wide receiver to catch the ball).
In conclusion, if you want to avoid the one thing that pisses me, Dex, and others off to no end, learn what fucking words mean before you use them.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Thank You||I was trying to come up with an explanation of how I felt as succint as this. This perfectly describes how I feel and even hits on my rage when people say they'd rather have some scrappy, intangible player over someone like Mario Manningham because he lacks intangibles. Those people just drive me insane.|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Not that difficult||
|7 years 3 weeks ago||List||
I know I left off the top teams from each conference, but I'd rather wait a year or two to play them. That list would be:
Miami or VTech? (the ACC kind of sucks)
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Wrong||"He is only 6-0 and 180 pounds, but he does the little things to help you win. Peace has some intangible characteristics to his game including excellent hands and ball skills." These are not intangible. Having excellent hands and ball skills are not only very tangible, but for a wide receiver are THE BIG THINGS that help you win. I wish schools had classes like English so people could learn what words actually mean. Oh wait...|