|2 days 16 hours ago||What? You have to go all the way over there to pick them up?||
Kinda defeats the whole purpose of "mail order" in my opinion.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Rebound on the foul miss||
is what's going to haunt, but if you'd told me at the start that a D Walton step-back three for the win to put us in the Elite Eight, hells yes I'd take that.
So proud of this team. Sometimes reality forgets to follow the Hollywood script at the end.
|1 week 3 days ago||Deliberately throw the ball out of bounds every possession||
thus forcing Michigan to inbound, which does not go well for us. Ever.
|1 week 3 days ago||Who's DJ Wilson?||
Surely you mean
|1 week 3 days ago||Toll! Spitze! Wunderbar!!!||
No one who speaks German could be an evil man!
|1 week 3 days ago||100% icewater||
|1 week 3 days ago||I assumed that was their trainer||
Kentucky Fried Barwis
|1 week 5 days ago||That was tense, terrifying, and incredibly fun to watch||
It was the basketball equivalent of "Get Out." Damn, I haven't had that much scary fun watching a game in forever.
|1 week 5 days ago||What a game||
that was terrifying... KenPom for the win.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'll take up by one.||
I'm not even sure how we're ahead, but I assume the scorekeepers added correctly.
Very entertaining half-- and basically without Wagner. Going to be a seesaw 2nd for sure.
|1 week 5 days ago||OSU sucks!||
So does Oklahoma State, probably.
|1 week 6 days ago||I do think it's a compliment||
... but on the other hand, I was "super-rejected" at Rick's a few times back in the day, I don't think that was elite by any stretch.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Bumper Pool||
for the upset in the Sithole regional.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Well this makes me feel better about gmail||
because it showed up in my inbox with a big fishing hook icon next to it, plus a text warning above the body of the email. Well played, Googles.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Cool||
We've got Hugh Jackman on board. But what about Hugh Jazz?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||NBA rules, man.||
He's just getting ready for the Association.
That said, I don't mean to minimize the social importance of walking. I remember many years ago when a benefit concert was held to raise awareness of this very important issue...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So what you're saying is...||
...we're the ones who knock?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Jeebus.||
Northwestern gets an 8 and a first round against 15-loss Vandy. What the fudge.
Oh well. Bet the over against OSU (NNTOSU).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Glad they corrected this||
after initially naming La La Land the B1G Tournament MVP, which made no sense.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||B1G Champions||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||SO. EFFING. PROUD.||
What an effort. Unreal. I'm in shock.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's||
what she said.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Well obviously||
there's football games, too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Pollock side of the family?||
So, like this kind of pollock...?
Or this kind of pollock...?
Ohhhhh wait, you mean THIS kind of pollock (sp?)...
photo courtesy of Polish Navy (note screen door entrance)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||And that kind of courage...||
...deserves this 100% cashmere cardigan from the J. Peterman Catalog, available in sizes through XXXL so even a particularly lanky, teutonic, 3-pt shooting big man would say "Ja wohl!" to flying out again in the morning. $59.99, available in six colors.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I read the article.||
Not sure why the Morris comments are so upsetting.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||They're the Browns.||
I'm pretty sure plenty of people are still laughing.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Still the only thing||
I consider must-see.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like somebody||
just got their leg humped by a Unicorn.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm somewhat disappointed||
at how easy that was.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is exactly how great players slip in the draft||
after putting up 3-4 years of actual football playing ability on film, scouts suddenly stop believing their eyes and believing combine numbers instead. I get that they can be a supplement to the data you've already amassed, but talking yourself out of players who, you know, move the ball and score touchdowns because you're not impressed with their bench press is why drafting doesn't even deserve the title "inexact science." It's no science at all.
Conversely, this is how guys like JaMarcus Russell go no.1, or Darrius Heyward-Bey get taken as the No. 1 receiver, or you get the Mike Mamulas becoming 1st round picks. (some other examples of Mamula-ing your way up the board from a couple years back: LINK)
I guess if McCaffrey put up 37 reps at 225, he'd be a sure thing in the NFL... like Vernon "Tom" Gholston. That's how many Tom put up to go with his 4.58 40, which is almost exactly the same as Jerry Rice's 4.59. That dude must be a perennial All-Pro. (EDIT: Damn, Craptain Crunch beat me to this...)
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Did Morgan specify||
that he was talking about basketball? Because if not, who knows what they were talking about. Maybe they like to play Jenga or backgammon in the locker room.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I love party.|
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That's true about partisanship.||
But that plus stereotyping, while they both have their negatives, are UNBELIEVABLE timesavers. Seriously, busy people should look into this.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Dude.||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||"I see them as Tight End U out there."||
Can we get this Brevin Jordan kid about a billion Twitter followers or something? Or, say, 10 followers who are the top 10 h.s. TE's every year?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||On his last day in Ann Arbor||
Mo Wagner steps up to the presser mike and says, in perfect British accent, "I may as well go out speaking King's."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Poor Damn Mo Wagner||
It's like the B1G Officials got together before the season and said "You know who I don't like? Tall Germans."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Looks like Beatty and Dunaway are exonerated||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||That's so cool!||
Can you tell us about some other things you didn't do and have no interest in?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||But Kimmel is saying now||
he can confirm the envelope Beatty was handed said "best supporting actress" on it.
It sounds like Price Waterhouse or the stage manager is the ultimate culprit.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Where's Enrico Palazzo||
when you really need him?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Amazing... they read the wrong Best Picture winner||
and Teddy Valentine calls a technical foul on Michigan's bench.
Just kidding. They called the foul on Mo Wagner, of course.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Emma Stone claims she had her best actress envelope||
with her backstage the entire time. So there's some weird shit going on here.
OSCAR TRUTHERS UNITE
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Pretty cool tribute from the storm chasers||
check it out
|4 weeks 3 days ago||How about a nice greasy pork sandwich||
served in a dirty ashtray?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||5. Other||
Bill Hendrickson, Big Love. (but Pvt Hudson is the most quotable)
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Rule No. 1 of MGoBlog: the worst posts lead to the best threads||
Rule No. 2 of MGoBlog: Draftageddon sucks
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Which is why||
you let the private market do the work of figuring out how valuable each individual is.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Instead of Universities figuring out who to pay and how much||
let the free market handle it. The U's can pay a stipend covering true cost of attendance to all athletes regardless of sport or revenue. Then they step aside and let the free market do it's thing... simply don't deny the right of any athlete to enter into endorsement contracts.
The money will flow to the tiny fraction of superstar players that are in revenue sports and actually generate the ridiculous sums of money to begin with, i.e., the people who generate all those jersey sales and TV contracts, and have the most right to be pissed that someone else is getting rich off their efforts.
This setup allows star athletes from poor backgrounds to support their families instead of taking the first available opportunity to go pro, which might make the difference in at least a few stars staying on and finishing their education before departing for the pros.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with you substantively||
and think, at a minimum, the NCAA and member institutions have zero business (or even right) to interfere with players' right to endorsement contracts with sponsors. Such is the right of anyone in a free society with the exception of government officials.
Minor usage objection: the idiom "bridge too far" does not mean "going too far" (I've seen Brian misunderstand this as well). A "bridge too far" means an unrealistically ambitious goal that is doomed from the start, however well-intentioned or even noble it may have been in purpose.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Oh man...||
That's like messing up Galarraga's perfect game with this safe call...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Has MGoBlog started charging a fee||
for every complete sentence in an OP? If so, this was a clever way to stick it to the man.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hey Carl, what's your favorite planet?||
My favorite planet is the sun. It's like the king of planets.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||"Behind every great fortune"||
"there is a great crime."
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||If you think THAT was bad||
you never saw the Chevy Chase Show.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||But what about Bluestar Airlines?||
I hear they have an overfunded pension.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Well crap, I signed on just to reply||
but you did it for me, and stated it as elegantly as I ever could have hoped to. Well done, man.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I had the exact same reaction||
so this must be End Times or something.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Dude, the headline was so hard to miss...||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Well hell, Steve Jobs would probably still be alive||
if he had sought traditional medical intervention instead of trying to treat his own pancreatic cancer with veggie smoothies for a couple of years. That's not an exaggeration. What I'm saying is, even genius, visionary people have weird blind spots on exactly this issue.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That's exactly why I pay my Bear Patrol Tax||
so that stupid bears of all kinds don't come around eating children or giving them diabetes and/or autism.
Also, does anyone want to sell their tiger rock?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I think they're making political commentary||
so we probably don't want to discuss too much, especially since it distracts from the real conspiracy:
Stevie Wonder can see. You're not fooling anyone, Stevie.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Flying Spaghetti Monster||
says go fuck yourself. #pastafariansrule
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Finebaum: any of you &*$^#@ call me "Pete" and I'll kill you.||
Harbaugh: Lighten up, Pete.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I raise a glass to the memory of Oosterbaan||
Scene of our IM flag football team's greatest triumphs. We won shirts. We had subs. It was crazy.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||If you wanted to tie it into UM a little more||
you could mention one of the boycotters is Alan Branch, but... I'd have probably gone with "there is no way this is going to go well" and avoided posting altogether.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I've had at least 3 concussions||
from h.s. football and college rugby. My only advice is... seriously, MGoBlog isn't a good place for this kind of advice unless it's pointing out resources for where to go to get better advice. In this case, if you feel your physician is being dismissive or isn't answering your concerns, you may need to find another one.
For what it's worth, and hopefully it's not much, I recall my symptoms typically lasted a few days.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Damnit, I always miss these||
what was it about to begin with? Someone do me a solid and catch me up. I read through the whole thing and I still have no idea what the subject of the OP might have been.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||"That's not a tire fire in East Lansing..."||
"that's just the Aurora Borealis." - Mark Hollis
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm more than a little impressed||
at how well the driver takes that turn, under the circumstances.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I told you this would happen when they allowed dancing||
Baylor existed for 151 years and nothing happened. Then in 1996, they lifted the ban on dancing, and in only 20 years, the whole institution is collapsing!
I told you, dancing is the tool of Lucifer himself!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I would say keep 'em both off the chopping block||
until we establish that, in addition to being a large human, Faalele can actually play American rules football, which is as yet inconclusive (but there's reason for optimism given the offer).
But at that point, go all in with both. Half measures don't work in this world.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||If we signed nothing but 18-20 offensive linemen||
I'd be perfectly content with the 2018 class. Somewhere out there is a group of 5 guys that can play to Michigan's historic standard. None of the specialists really matter that much until we find those 5.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The look on Belichek's face after that TD||
was worth the price of admission. Since I'm watching at home, that price was zero, but still.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Just can't do it.||
Can't root for anything positive to happen to Belichek, as much as I'd like to see Goodell's face when he has to hand over the trophy. Have a good game, TB, but hope Ryan lights up the Hoodie.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I know, right?||
That's like getting kicked out of the Tri-Delts for being too rich, bleach-blonde, and slutty.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Actually a pretty good Andy Staples column on Kobe Buffalomeat||
posted yesterday, worth a look: LINK
Here he is standing next to his coach. I'll let you guess which one is him.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||OP title and title of the linked article bury the lede a bit||
because as the body of the article points out, the real issue is the link between CTE and repetitive sub-concussive hits:
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This is great!||
Slightly disappointed because I thought it was going to be a different Good Times soundtrack. Specifically, this one:
|7 weeks 5 days ago||That picture of Samuels||
Is so completely bonkers I am seriously wondering if the kid has ever been checked for an extremely rare mutation similar to people who have a disease called Emery-Dreifuss. People who have it (the anabolic pathway version) basically have no fat on their bodies, and as a result some look just like "comic book heroes" for their exagerrated musculature. There are major downsides as you'd expect, but not the sort you'd catch in routine physicals. People who actually have the muscular dystrophy variant (the catabolic pathway version) are just the opposite-- basically skeletal.
There is an amazing story about this on This American Life if anyone is interested, the podcast was called "Something Only I Can See" about a woman with a wasting disease who looked at an olympic athlete with that "comic book" appearance and amazingly saw what no world expert had figured out-- that they had a slightly different version of the same disease. Here's a pic of the athlete, a Canadian Olympic sprinter named Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, and no, she's not on PEDs (because of her appearance she was one of the most heavily tested athletes you'll ever find):
ProPublica originally reported the story (LINK) and if you don't listen to the podcast, seriously, read the story. It's unbelievable.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Watched it on YouTube||
and while I'm glad they did it, I thought last year's was much more fun. Hill is a more intimate setting and felt like more noise-- most of the cheering today seemed to disappear up into the Crisler rafters. Holt, Shanahan, and McShay from last year gave it much more of a "draft" feel that was cool and overall, both more analytic gravitas and at the same time more like a party.
Hope they consider going back to the 1st format with the addition of the parents from today.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You people are just reflexively critical||
Personally, that was pretty good for CGI. Not as good as Tarkin in Rogue One, but passable as a human if you weren't looking closely. I give it a B+.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not on the twitters||
but if Brian and staff ever wrote a political or social blog on the side, I'd be all over it. Brian in particular is a superb writer with a distinctive voice, and good writing is subject-matter agnostic.
My favorite writer growing up was Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and if GGM ever wrote a short story that was literally about grass growing on a lawn (which you should get off of, by the way), it would be amazing.
If Brian, Seth, and Ace wanted to start blogging about politics, movies, cooking, or My Little Pony, I'm 100% sure I'd love reading it. Would it be better on a separate blog? Yeah, probably, but whatever.
All that said, Draftageddon still sucks.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||But the thing is...||
usually, they do have something to do with race, gender, religion, etc.
And you can always bet the policy is aimed at making a vulnerable, disenfranchised part of society even more disenfranchised. Hence the shitty person thingy. The way out of this stereotype is to not be that thing.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||We can?||
Awesome. Now that I've got permission, I am going to proceed with my liking. Thanks, man.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Seth's post somehow needs to go to the top||
so everyone can read it.
The very last bit
took the words out of my mouth. I've often heard someone say that they're afraid to voice their views because they feel ostracized or risk losing friends/customers/followers/etc, but that's just the normal (and frankly appropriate) social cost of having a view you feel deeply about.
Social costs are often how social change happens-- I frankly don't believe that all those pro-segregationists who were in their 20's and 30's during the civil rights era completely changed their views by the time they were in their 40's and 50's, but rather the high social costs of expressing racist views in America began to exact too high a toll so they stopped expressing them.
It was a mass cost-benefit analysis by millions of people that eventually made one side's position (e.g. "racism is bad") the "mainstream" view, and the next generation that grew up in that new world, for the most part, often had different views than the parents. This was only after many social progressives were willing to pay social costs to advance the righteousness of equality. Social change happens, at least in part, when one side of a controversy begins to see the social costs as not worth the fight anymore. E.g., "aw hell, let's just give it up about segregation and move to the suburbs, grumble grumble" or "gays are getting married, there goes the #&$^ neighborhood but I'm done fighting about it."
I see Brian's tweet both as a willingness to pay a social cost (say, lost followers) to advance the idea that the other side of the debate should pay a high social cost for their view. After a while, we just see which side believes in it more.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||No, because you haven't||
No, because you haven't identified anyone who is Hitler. You suck at this.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Negative 34 years. Watch||
Negative 34 years. Watch "Small Potatoes: who killed the USFL?" 30-for-30.
Associated writeup if you can't wait to find out: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a41135/donald-trump-usfl/
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Suggestion to the OP:||
Get yourself a fall guy.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||It's a total mess in Waco||
but worth being measured in how you assess the allegations. This investigation was performed only by a plaintiff's attorney, not by law enforcement or an independent firm. The ESPN article on the same subject has some vehement pushback by people no longer at Baylor and not necessarily toeing the party line.
But yeah, a mess.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'll say this every time the subject comes up:||
SMU gave the NCAA the death penalty, not the other way around.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||You can bet||
CC's going to have a fall guy for this.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Claudius||
EDIT: Damn you, LSA, you beat me. This ain't over.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Just started over the weekend.||
Superb so far. Still hoping Puddy puts on his Magic 8-ball jacket at every narration.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||If you looked at the 4 teams||
If you looked at the 4 teams playing yesterday, the best-represented school was Stanford with 11. Number two was Alabama with (IIRC) a total of 6.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||obligatory|
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Next up||
we make Mark Emmert an offer he can't refuse.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I would just like to thank the mods||
for leaving the inauguration thread up as long as they did this morning. That was bigly fun.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Looks like the parade is already starting.||
Well that's special.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Or...||
we could just treat everyone equally and give them one vote apiece and have at it.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||This is exactly how I think.||
Which is why when I go to the hospital, I demand to be treated by someone with no medical training or experience whatsoever.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Sure, here goes...||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Well hell, that's nothing.||
I live in the Bay Area, and the 49ers change regimes every year.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||That's ridiculous.||
Vladimir Putin never ran Celebrity Apprentice.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||This is no joke.||
Rhabdomylosis is serious business and you don't bounce back right away. You could have kidney damage that takes weeks if not months to recover from-- the S&C coach is probably looking at a suspension if he's lucky.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Did you just reconsider a position||
...during a political discussion on the interwebs?
You just blew my mind, man. +1 to you.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||There's not a shortage of peaceful protestors.||
So I don't really know what the fuck the OP is talking about.
But I'm glad we have the day to remember a genuine Titan of American history and those who were the foot soldiers in his movement, many of whom are still out there fighting for the dream today, like John Lewis.
The MLK monument in DC is beautifully conceived and executed. It really is like he just emerged from granite. One of my favorite spots in the capital.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||By "involved"||
does that mean "involved" in participating in B1G men's basketball? We are indeed still involved, technically. He is quite correct.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Hurst coming back is yuge||
and I can't wait for the gobbling of QBs to continue... but that pic above bothers me. He was up and rubbing his belly while the ball was still loose on the ground. Maurice, realize that when you hit people, the ball may tell that player "you're own your own, bud" and run away. Then you can have the ball for dessert.
Wait for the whistle, then rub the tummy.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Question||
when we stay at your hotels, do we get a complimentary copy of the sex tapes you record for blackmailing purposes? Or is that, like, extra rubles and whatnot? Asking for a friend.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Good lord.||
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||Shut yo mouth.||
Shut yo mouth.
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||It probably feels a lot like losing||
to the team Michigan beat 49-10.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||DeShaun Watson||
went 36/56 for 420yds, 3 TDs, 0 INTs. I wouldn't lump him in with Jalen Hurts as a "running QB". He's a passing QB who can run.
Hurts went 13/31 for 131, 1/0. That's a running QB who can't throw.
Against that same Clemson D, Barrett went 19/33 for 127yards (a robust 3.8 YPA), 0 TDs, 2 INTs. See above. And not far above.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Or, they anticipate the rub||
and the two DBs agree to switch if they cross. Outside stays outside and squats on the out, inside stays inside and squats on the slant. We used to do that in high school if we had twins to our side in a short yardage situation. Otherwise, it's a supremely easy read for the QB-- if the slot corner goes under the pick, you throw it flat outside. If he goes over the pick, you put air under it and your receiver is supposed to head for the corner.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Best individual performance I've seen in college||
since Vince Young. Was eerily reminiscent, especially when DW looked shell-shocked that it actually happened. Go back and look at VY's reaction when he scored the winning points. He almost looks catatonic.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Heavy on the freude||
Major absence of schaden.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Amazed the announcers still don't know the targeting rule||
Targeting, from note 1 accompanying the rule, specifically says the targeting rule can be broader than just the crown of the helmet. It can be applied to any part of the helmet, or even forearms and hand shots to the head, which would include hits like the one Foster put on Watson, which was so blatantly illegal he should have been ejected even before there was a targeting rule. Here's the text from Note 1 accompanying the rule (apologies for formatting):
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yup. I'm here. You here? Yup. You're here.||
Other guy here? Yup, he's here. Looks like we're all here. Now someone make a move.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I'm really disturbed by the||
I'm really disturbed by the virulent anti-hamster tone of this board sometimes.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Does anyone have any medical||
Does anyone have any medical or credit history information about the family that they care to pass on?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||"Good story"||
evidently doesn't mean what you think it means.
(But who am I to talk, I enjoyed Ishtar)
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't come here lookin' for trouble||
I just came to do the Najee Bowl Shuffle.
But seriously, what is his barber wearing? That will tell us everything we need to know and put an end to this silliness.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||How many stars did you give his Uncle?||
Would you say he is a Top 100 Uber driver or more like Top 250? Do you think Lyft could flip him?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Some people are easily||
Some people are easily offended by both data and nerds. 'Murica.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||He Ate Me||
for the win.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||You've never heard of Tom Gholston?||
You must be new.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It would||
because we're not collectively six years old, and UofM isn't collectively Burns Park Elementary School. NTTAWTT.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Let's not forget Clayton Richard||
Let's not forget ol' Clayton Richard. Ended up with a long career in the majors that I think might even still be going, last I read San Diego signed him.
LINK (warning: freep)
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Like rain on your wedding day.||
Or perhaps a free ride when you're already late to your rainy wedding.
Or perhaps none of these. Which in and of itself... wait a minute... head spinning...
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Soloman?||
OP, I'm going to assume you're being sly with the misspelling, but given the sensitivity of one Aubrey Solomon to incorrect spelling of his name... don't be a jerk.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Overwhelmingly||
I'd say it's the baseball thing. A big-armed lefty can go sign a million $$ contract at age 18 while an equally-skilled righty is probably a dime-a-dozen at that age. In football, a lefty has no advantage over the competition.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I have never heard of a WR who had a problem||
adjusting to catching balls from a lefty. I mean literally, never. It takes about 3 throws and you're good.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||That was a straight up Dirty Sanchez.||
Haven't seen that since Rick's in 2005.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm putting you down as "undecided."||
I'm putting you down as "undecided."
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||AFAIK, the kid has never||
AFAIK, the kid has never rescinded his verbal to Alabama.
If a verbal commit in our class showed up to enroll at another school without rescinding the UM commitment first, we would be screaming bloody murder. He seems like a great kid and I can't see him doing that. I'd be happy if he did it, but it's still kinda shitty.
|12 weeks 5 hours ago||GMAT passes the test with flying colors.||
GMAT passes the test with flying colors.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I remain befuddled||
how there's not a line out the door full of blue-chip DT's looking to join up with Don Brown, especially with the seniors we're losing. Crootin'. Weird, wild stuff.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||With a brave RAF WWI flying ace behind the stick||
naturally I'd take the Camel. What'd you think I'd say?
Evidently there is a whole cottage industry that thinks about this question. This book seems on point:
|12 weeks 1 day ago||2. Never start a land war in Asia.||
3. OSU sucks.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||As a frequent dog walker (but not of pitbulls)||
I can say I'm already a little depressed at the thought of no more football-oriented podcasts for almost 9 months. There have been times I've extended the walks just to finish the podcast.
One usage nit for Brian:
I only bring this up because I'm such a fan of the great WWII film based on the book by Cornelius Ryan, but the phrase "a bridge too far" is not quite interchangeable with the phrase "going too far"; rather it connotates a mission or goal that, however worthy, desirable, or even noble, is ultimately ill-advised if not doomed from the start. E.g., "Though having Mike McCray cover Dalvin Cook downfield would have solved a huge problem had it worked, it proved a bridge too far.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Possibly but the CB technique in a Cover 2||
usually doesn't involve carrying the fade route up the sideline while simultaneously assessing any entry into the short zone you just vacated, at least not for long. Imagine FSU did send someone into that short zone-- if CB had to break forward on that route, there would still be an expectation that the safety to that side is as high as the fade receiver. If nothing else, when you've got to choose between a cross and a go route, cover the go because at least it puts you on the deepest guy.
There's a bust in there somewhere but still not sure who it's on. Maybe Thomas was supposed to check them out of the cover 2 when FSU put 2 guys to that side, I dunno.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think the point, though, is that a good-to-great OL||
is something like a necessary precondition to having a great RB or QB. If you don't have the holes or the clean pocket, an otherwise great RB or QB will rarely ever produce like one.
Those positions are also easier to recruit in the sense you just need to hit the mark on a single one out of several recruiting years, and a QB or RB can often can step in to produce immediately.
An OL, in contrast, depends on years of competent evaluation, signing, and coaching of multiple players across several classes. They just take longer to grow as a crop, and a bad cycle or two can be devastating for years to come.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I thought the same thing.||
Looked like a straight-up Sophie's Choice there for Dymonte. Someone was busting wide open, just a question of which guy it was going to be. Still, if you're running a true cover-2 and you're the safety responsible for that half, you check the sideline guy first and hope the post or dig route you see going past your face is either going to run into your buddy on the other side or you've got a LB getting serious depth on his drop into that zone.
Didn't look like that was going to happen on the replay IIRC, so yeah, probably a TD either way if Francois is just dropping and reading Dymonte. This seems more like the classic RPS/cover-2 problem.
(LINK) (please forgive the source, it's the pictures I was looking for)
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Great anecdote about Harbaugh's final season in Santa Clara||
I've never seen this reported anywhere, so SIAP and whatnot.
Was talking with a guy who worked in the 49ers front office today (I live in the area) who was there when Harbaugh coached, including 2014. He also attended Palo Alto High at the same time as both Harbaugh brothers and knew them both from those days.
About midway through the 2014 season, Harbaugh's relationship with York had deteriorated to the point where Harbaugh could barely tolerate Jed's presence. At one point, and my friend swears he was in the room when this happened, there is a front office meeting including some of the coaches, GM Baalke, and about a dozen staffers total. York comes in a little after the meeting had started, and Harbaugh says:
"I'm sorry, this meeting is for men only."
This guy describes the last two months of JH's tenure in Santa Clara as the most uncomfortable two months of his professional life as York and Harbaugh refused to speak to each other.
Gold, Jerry. Gold.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Pay that man his money.|
|12 weeks 4 days ago||What Michigan has accomplished the past two years||
with that patchy, please-let-us-be-average-today OL that seems assembled by MacGyver with duct tape, toothpicks, and used condoms is nothing short of a miracle. But we're stuck at this elevation until the OL becomes elite-ish.
No QB is going to give us downfield accuracy without a cleaner pocket. No RB is going to put the offense on his back until the holes open up. Does that happen next year? I don't know, but that's the rate limiting step. 2018 seems like a reasonable guess, but next year's team may surprise after some early-season growing pains.
Remarkable that with such a minor break here or there and we'd be looking at an undefeated team, but that's what life on the bubble is like. Clemson needed a choke by the NC State kicker to get there. OSU needed Buckeye fans officiating The Game. We've gotten some breaks, like the fumbled punt to set up 1st and G at the one, but OL is just too much of a drag on our engine to take advantage.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Mayweather fights are never interesting to watch.||
Mayweather fights are never interesting to watch.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks!||
It's a good day when I learn something.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Or, as some guys named Billy Bob prefer to be called:||
Bilbo. Short for Billy Bob Baggins.
Little known Tolkien trivia.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I clicked just to find out what GLI is.||
I remain wallowing in my own ignorance. But I hope we kick ass at... Graduate Level Instruction (?), which is quite good at Michigan IMHO.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Well...||
... his spiel appears to have worked. Con men don't have to convince anyone but the mark. The mark in this case seems duly impressed.
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||Do you have a Clipper card?||
If so, you should definitely take the VTA. I live 2 miles from the stadium and I can tell you all the residential buildings and most commercial lots around here enforce parking restrictions on game days pretty tightly, so it's not worth the risk, though I always see some people parking around here on Niner game days.
If you're coming from San Jose, you should probably park at the River Oaks/1st St. VTA station and just take the train from there, it's only a few stops to Great America which is the Levi's stop.
Do not pay more than $10 for a ticket. You can easily move around to another part of the stadium and sit in what are sure to be many available seats that have a face value of $50 and up.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Al Poochino||
|13 weeks 2 days ago||This Buckeye should just be the stock photo||
for any article with "local masturbator" in the title.
I'm assuming he graduated summa from OSU.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||What, what?||
Methinks thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee. Thy tongue outvenoms all the worms of the Nile.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||List of useful things to do with tea leaves:||
1. Make tea.
That is all.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Did you ever notice that men always leave the toilet seat up?||
That's the joke.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||You'll shoot your eye out, kid.|
|13 weeks 3 days ago||And somewhere out there||
the surviving members of the 2008 Detroit Lions popped the bottle of champagne, per their tradition when the last winless team wins each year. One of the NFL's great traditions.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Watch the commitment video||
Comes across as a humble, well-spoken, grateful, classy young man. Practically screams "good parenting."
He arrives at the ballcarrier in a hurry and in a bad mood. I love this get. Assume he redshirts to continue rehab, but cannot wait to see him out there with Ross and Anthony. That is a nasty group of LBs.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||But what about Harbaugh? Any||
But what about Harbaugh? Any realistic chance we can pull him from the 49ers?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||A few weeks removed now||
I find myself more aggrieved about Iowa than OSU. I know what happened vs. OSU... some terrible mistakes, and a healthy dose of screw-job.
I still don't know WTF happened against Iowa. Inexplicable.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum!||
All aboard the Pain Train.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||This is why I wish British announcers||
would come do football games here. The Brit style of both play-by-play and color commentary is far less intrusive, and they're unafraid of having a few seconds of silence here and there. When they speak, it's related to the action. Watch an EPL or almost any sporting event called by Brits and see how different it is.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Leading for a 5-star player for a year or more||
and then that last-minute trip to an SEC school that hasn't been involved... and then... damnit.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||The average lifespan of dogs is too short.||
The average lifespan of dogs is too short.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe Bruce Feltenbarger is||
Maybe Bruce Feltenbarger is being generous to Bruce Feltenbarger.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||You're being generous.||
Liquor store, I'm thinking. Hardee's at best.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||He should stay on the team while it plays out in the court||
but not be allowed at team facilities until charges are dropped or otherwise resolved without guilt on the sexual assault part, at least.
Simple rule: don't touch women unless they're waving you in. Don't feel their jacket material, either. (cite: George Costanza, LINK)
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Bruce Feltenbarger killed five hookers||
while at whatever institution of learning Bruce Feltenbarger attended, if any.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Troubling.||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||His name is Grayson. He has no choice.||
His name is Grayson. He has no choice.
|14 weeks 53 min ago||Outstanding!||
A true remember-where-you-were moment in life. Congrats to the young man on all the hard work and to the parents for all those years of (constructive) nudging/worrying/disciplining/positive reinforcing. Must feel validating.
|14 weeks 4 hours ago||Was that wrong? Should I not||
Was that wrong?
Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I've worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time.
|14 weeks 4 hours ago||I see what you did there.||
I see what you did there.
|14 weeks 4 hours ago||This comment might have made||
This comment might have made 10% more sense if it landed under the "germophobe" comments as expected.
|14 weeks 4 hours ago||Germans deserve it. Pearl Harbor, man. Never forget.||
Germans deserve it. Pearl Harbor, man. Never forget.
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||Ridiculous.||
If there's any justice in the world, the jury should come in post-deliberation, and when the judge asks "Have you reached a verdict?" they all stand and give the UConn table the double finger.
Really not sure what to make of our AD and not clear to what extent he was involved in the decision making in this case.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Justin Feagin.||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Must be Italian.||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||My schadenfreude is feeling||
My schadenfreude is feeling very heavy on the freude and very light on the schaden.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Hail, Cesar!||
While you're waiting, enjoy the comedy stylings of Comicus. When you die at The Palace, you really die at the Palace.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, totally.||
But when you were raised in Goose Creek, TX, you feel entitled. (to wit: http://www.ourbaytown.com/baytownklan.htm)
Don't any of you Algonquin Roundtable sumbitches try it.
ROBERT E. LEE GANDERS FOOTBALL RULES!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||You might be a redneck if...||
...that guy's writing makes sense to you.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||That would be the best long con||
since The Sting.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Well said.||
You know what's worse than having a relentlessly dedicated, minutiae-loving, internet crumb-finding zealot like WD following your team?
NOT having a relentlessly dedicated, minutiae-loving, internet crumb-finding zealot like WD.
I like WD for the same reason I like Captain Ahab. Because I like crazy, single-minded motherfuckers.
Ahab, I mean, WD, man. Don't ever change, you crazy bastard.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Or a 30-for-30 film||
Would be hard to top "Pony Exce$$" though for sheer mind-googling corruption.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Can you play left tackle?||
Cause that would be super.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||If Speight picks up his game a little next year||
You could end up with Rudock being the start of a long, long streak of Michigan-to-NFL quarterbacks to rival that string of Grbac-Collins-Driesbach (yes, he played for the Raiders)-Griese-Brady-Henson (if he hadn't forefeited by heading to NYY)--Navarre-Henne.
Hard not to be geeked about this team's future with all the weapons he and Peters will have. Worry a little about their blind side, but JH will get that figured out. Wilson wasn't the only (big, big) fish in the OT sea.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Hand it to Al.||
The guy is straight up Rasputin. You just can't keep him down.
Is it possible Brian Kelly has a huge contract severance clause that only kicks in if he is fired, but not if he quits?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sure you can find a link on Breitbart||
since that seems to be where you go for, cough, "news."
|14 weeks 2 days ago||HIRE BORGES||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Obligatory.||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I know it was you, Cesar.||
You broke my heart. You broke my heart. [smooch]
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I would call it being unable to afford an emergency||
that few dog owners would necessarily expect. If only people with a minimum 4K in their pockets 365 days a year adopted dogs, there would be a damn sight fewer dogs getting rescued. If you believe you can afford routine, forseeable care and some spikes here and there, I don't think it's unethical to become a dog owner at that point. It sounds like this family just got caught at a bad time with a huge emergency. That's being unlucky, not "living beyond your means."
|14 weeks 3 days ago||That's simply factually incorrect.||
I'm sure you are seeing some anecdoctal things on your visits to the hospital, but the data shows a bending of the cost curve in a positive direction. I don't know what else to tell you.
Health care is getting more expensive but at a slower pace.
Out of curiousity, what type med device do you sell/service/etc (if any)?
Anyway, I'm glad we both see the merits of helping a stranger's dog, even if we disagree on this side issue.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||You're not fooling me.||
Back to your bunker, Adolf. Those variations on the Downfall meme don't write themselves.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I loved it overall.||
Some of the screenplay was a little ham-handed and clunky, and the casting was a little uninspired here and there, but the overall tone was fantastic. I'd call this "Star Wars Noir." It's such a (thankfully) long way from Episodes I-III.
Agree on the CGI of Peter Cushing/Tarkin which was amazing though not perfect, but I thought Leia wasn't of equal quality. Looked very video-gamey to me and I left wishing they'd been a little less ambitious with that shot, such as handing it to her while her face is still mostly obscured.
Was very, very disappointed they put some of the old X-wing pilots back but neglected Porkins. Y NO PORKINS????
Obviously the future of cinema is going to be full of CGI as it becomes indistinguishable from reality, and like so many other parts of our economy, that might have mixed results as actors find themselves slowly becoming automated right out of a job.