|16 weeks 3 hours ago||I'm sure Wilbon was just being an ass||
I'm sure Wilbon was just being an ass, but Beirut is actually an awesome city.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||The word is myopia. Myopathy||
The word is myopia. Myopathy is a muscular disease.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Aparthied hummus||
That hummus is wack as hell. If you live in Michigan and are buying your hummus from a supermarket, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Boycott aparthied hummus.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Our massive military||
Our massive military budget. All of this research and innovation is government subsidized in the name of defense, and it all goes down at the universities on this list. Universities in other countries just can't compete.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Sorry to be a dick, but I||
Sorry to be a dick, but I think you mean "various." There is nothing random about those objects.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||The word||
The word is magnate, and your comment is racist.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Americans||
Americans are not unique in their distaste for diving/simulation. They are just not as familiar with the game. It might be more correct to say that diving is why many Americans are turned off by soccer.
And yes, as other commenters have suggested, it happens in basketball and hockey as well. In fact, it happens in direct relation to how big of an advantage it can potentially give your team. No matter how much a hockey player feigns injury, he can really only hope for a 2 minute power play. In basketball, where you can get opposing players ejected, it is much more prevalent. And of course, in soccer, where penalties are even more severe, it is rampant. This will not change unless the rules change.
Oh, and here's this...
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Arak||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||If I Ever - Shai Can't think||
If I Ever - Shai
Can't think of another a cappella song to climb so high on the U.S. charts. Mad respect.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Sweet zinger.||
Sweet zinger. I doubt soccer will ever recover.
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|2 years 21 hours ago||Perhaps||
Perhaps helmet stickers are not an OSU thing, but they still look like dog shit.
|2 years 1 week ago||These refs||
These refs will cost us this game.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Whiplash||
Whiplash is better than all of those movies.
Birdman kind of sucked. I said it.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Correct.||
It was changed to David because Bruce sounded too gay. That's seriously the reason.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I'm confused||
I'm confused about the knock on Dave Zirin. He was in no way endorsing the theory in his article, only reporting that it was indeed a theory--emanating from the Seahawks own locker room which, in and of itself is a story. He even ends the article by giving reasons that it's probably not true.
Zirin has done a lot of important work shedding light on corruption in the NFL and NCAA. You may not like his politics, but to say he does not deserve to be taken seriously over something like this is unwarranted in my opinion.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Kendrick||
I'm down with Lupe, but Kendrick Lamar's new release will be rap album of the year.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||This is the worst||
This is the worst thread ever.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I think you illustrated my||
I think you illustrated my point perfectly, donk_destroyer. In my opinion, your statement was a highly political one.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Am I the only one that||
Am I the only one that considers such posts/threads political? At the very least, they are a tacit endorsement of militarism, which some us may be strongly opposed to. Just saying.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Getting kicked||
Getting kicked by soccer players hurts dude.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Sorry to break it to you guys, but SNL||
Sorry to break it to you guys, but SNL has always been terrible. A few sketches are gems, but they are very few and very far between. Mostly, you are just supposed to laugh at how terrible the writing is and wonder how much heroin it took for a sketch to get written and greenlighted. Hopefully, a cast member will go off script, or break character--and that's the only time it really gets interesting.
So anyone saying that SNL isn't funny anymore--or talking about the golden years--needs to get over themselves and just enjoy mindless television for what it is...mindless television.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||never mind||
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I may have been a dick||
I may have been a dick about it, but I'm not wrong.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||It's not a British thing, calm down||
When talking about the country Spain, even British people would agree that "Spain is in debt." When talking about the Spanish soccer team, you would say "Spain are European Champions." What else would it be? Spain is European Champions?
We do it with our own sports teams all the time, like "the Miami Heat are NBA Champions," or "the Thunder are playing poorly." In this case, the team names are also countries, so it is confusing you.
Jesus Christ, I hope none of you are English majors.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I have absolutely no problem||
I have absolutely no problem with people that comment in threads that they are not interested in just to share their ignorant opinions.
That being said, you are a shitty person that has likely never played soccer, and has never travelled outside the US, ever.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Hope he doesn't get Judge||
Hope he doesn't get Judge Simpson.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||officiating is bad||
officiating is bad
|5 years 2 weeks ago||eh||
A bit anticlimactic in the end. Milan hunkered down and defended and Arsenal seemed to move away from what was working in the first half. Van Percie will be thinking about his point blank chance for the equalizer against Abbiati, who was on the ground and came up huge in the end. 3-0 is your final. Milan are through.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Holy crap||
RVP just blew a golden opportunity.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Had to work late||
Had to work late and didn't catch the game. I just got in after hearing the result on the radio. After joyfully ululating, I couldn't help but think about the opportunities we missed to take the championship outright. Purdue comes to mind. So does Iowa.
Oh well, we also won a lot of close games, and I'm sure the Buckeyes and Sparties are lamenting their winnable losses as well. It just would've been really nice not to have to share the title with those boobs.
Enough being an asshole. This one is huge. Especially for the seniors.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||That video||
That video is quite amusing, but in defense of soccer, a lot of those floppers were cautioned or ejected for their theatrics (apparent in the video). I have long held that the only reason you see so much flopping in soccer is because, if you pull it off, it can give your team an incredible advantage on attack (free kick, penalty kick), or bail you out if you've lost possession in a dangerous area. In a sport with often limited scoring opportunites, and where possession is so important, these advantages can make all the difference.
Another factor is that you have essentially one referee making the final call on fouls that occur across the length of a massive field of play (usually 120 x 70 yards or so). So, if there actually is illegal contact, some players will take a tumble or embellish to ensure the referee sees it and it is called. Referees are also easily swayed by the reactions on the field and emotions of the crowd, and players know this. When you see a player feigning injury, he is trying to get the offender carded, which can also give your team a huge advantage. Also, since the clock doesn't stop (for anything) in soccer, it is also a timewasting tactic.
If all this turns you off to soccer, that is totally fine, but please don't call it soft (not that anyone did, but people do). If you actually watched a match, you'd see these guys take some pretty hard shots and tough it out for the full 90, with only a 15 minute breather. And also don't act like flopping doesn't occur in other sports, because it happens all the time in basketball, and increasingly in hockey. The only reason it's not to the same extent is because it doesn't provide the same advantage, but whenever it can provide that advantage, you will see it.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Trey Burke||
Trey Burke is sweet.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Don't say "no homo." It's||
Don't say "no homo." It's not cool.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||The O.J. thing||
The O.J. thing was quite different. There was no reasonable doubt; that was a classic case of jury nullification. That is unlikely to happen in this case.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Exactly.||
Also, fwiw, I remember Denard having some lingering injuries as the season progressed last year.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||You||
...run a no-huddle spread offense.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||all I'm saying||
All I'm saying is that Hoke should've brought in a spread guy to run this offense. If I recall correctly, last year (as a first year starter), Denard Robinson set Michigan and NCAA records running and throwing. In one offseason, Borges turned our legit Heisman candidate into "uhh, let's see what Devin can do."
Our offense, lead by a second-year Denard Robinson would've been any (spread-minded) o-coordinator's wet dream. Instead we are stuck in what appears to be Brady Hoke's confused wet manball dream, and I don't like it.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Officiating was bad||
The officiating was bad, but Brady Hoke blew this game the moment he hired Al Borges to run this offense. That guy has no idea what to do with the immense talent at his disposal.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||You have to consider||
You have to consider the teams they inherited. Imagine if Rich Rodriguez had inherited this year's team, or if Brady Hoke had taken over in 2008.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Not to be that guy||
Not to be that guy, but "jihad" is the Arabic word for "struggle" (internal or external, violent or nonviolent, religious or secular). It does not mean holy war.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Dark was the Night||
Growing up, my first love was the blues. I've moved on to other things since, but this remains one of my favorite songs ever.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||You don't get love||
You don't get love for performing someone else's song with only a fraction of the soul.
Haunting. Absolutely beautiful. (Yes, I know he doesn't solo.)
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I think the biggest argument||
I think the biggest argument against the Hoke hire is that it's making everyone want to say "Michigan man" all the time and I'm not cool with that.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Not that anyone cares,||
Not that anyone cares, but I supported Rich Rodriguez and disagreed with the decision to fire him. Some of the things that I will miss the most are exactly what many people have been complaining about for the past three years.
I liked that each game on the schedule was equally important to him, and I'm glad he didn't act like Michigan vs. OSU is single greatest rivalry in all of sports. Most of the sports world (emphasis on world) doesn't give a shit about American football...let alone college football.
I also liked that Rodriguez's teams did not have a sense of entitlement. Almost everything out of Hoke's mouth at the presser today came off like it was designed to placate the loudest and most annoying segment of our fanbase. I damn near puked when he emphatically declared: "THIS IS MICHIGAN"...three or four times. No, Mr. Hoke--your hiring makes it official--this is Notre Dame. (Okay, maybe not, but seriously...can you name another place where people think like this?)
That being said, Rich Rodgriguez was fired, and I'm over it. Brady Hoke is our coach and I support him. I only request that people not use terms like "the RR era," because I think it's misleading and, well, three years is not an era. "The RR experiment," would be more fitting, but even then, that's with the understanding that we never got to test the hypothesis.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||The not-so-subtle||
The not-so-subtle shots at Rodriguez by Brandon are un-called for.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I'm one of the few||
I'm one of the few that would have prefered Rich Rodriguez to Jim Harbaugh (or anyone else for that matter), but I've moved on.
Can we name Calvin Magee head coach and throw a bunch of money at a hotshot DC?
I'm kidding but kind of serious.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Yeah, true...sorry for the||
Yeah, true...sorry for the cattiness. I've been really pissy lately.
And Dave, if you're reading, I'm sorry for calling you a boob.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||You're blaming the economy?||
We just ran a great coach with a proven track record out of town after only three years of incremental progress--but not before dragging his name through the dirt. It's no wonder to me why no one wants this job.
This whole thing makes me sick.
Dave Brandon is a boob.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I won't name names||
I won't name names, but a lot of the anti-RR/pro-Harbaugh people on this site sound like total whiners...myopic ones too. Just my take.
If RR is let go after only three years, I don't think that any reasonable person could say he got a fair shake (all things considered). Bo would not be pleased, but I guess it's only cool to talk about Bo when you're bashing RR or fondling Jim Harbaugh's nuts.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Your inability||
Your inability (or refusal) to express yourself in your own words--even while responding to criticism for that very thing--makes me think that the joke is on me. You win, Busey.
I may not like it, but you're good.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||...k.||
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Damn dude.||
The guy can post whatever he wants as long as no one mistakes it for original. I just gave my opinion, and indicated that that's all that it was.
...of all the things to get pissed about, jesus christ.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Nearly everything||
Nearly everything this guy posts is a Busey quote, and it has already gotten old imho.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Has anyone called Brandon out||
Has anyone called Brandon out on this end-of-the-season bullshit? I can recall numerous times when he's said that he doesn't "do public performance reviews," and evaluations of his coaches (for every sport) come at the end of the season.
Yet he will still make comments like this:
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I have no idea||
I have no idea what Bill Martin looks like.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Funny||
My least favorite thing about this board is when people bitch about what others like to post about, or how they choose to do so. Your incessant bitching is at least 150x more annoying than finding out that MSU lost to Syracuse.
If you really don't care, why the fuck do you care so much?
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Speculators gonna speculate||
|6 years 17 weeks ago||I agree||
I agree. He was on the coach's radio show last week and was cracking jokes with Brandstatter and seemed strangely affable. This clip, however, is just strange.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Where are the grammar nazis||
Where are the grammar nazis on this one? Holy smokes.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Indeed.||
Right on man. You know I heard RR told Pearlie Graves and DeQuinta Jones to decommit on signing day, and pushed Vlad, Lalota, and Turner to transfer. Word around the campfire is that GERG personally dislocated Troy Woolfolk's ankle, and recently carried out a similar hit job on J.T. Floyd. He also concussed Mike Williams on numerous occasions and although I'm not sure what happened to Jared Van Slyke's clavicle...I SUSPECT GERG!.
I'm also assuming you've read The Decimated Defense and agree what a crock that is, so I won't even get into that.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||I mentioned this in another thread||
What would have happened differently if you hadn't accepted a 2-6 conference record in 2008? Nothing? Just checking.
I mentioned this in another thread, but I think it bears repeating here. It's really annoying when sports fans criticize a coach's performance by saying it is unacceptable to them. You can criticize RR (fairly) all you want, but unless you are Dave Brandon, please stop acting like your personal standards of acceptability mean anything to anyone.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Oh thank God||
Oh thank God you're willing to lead us through another painful transition...only...who the fuck are you, and why should I care?
I'm really sick of all the "I've had enough" posters because they lack even a modicum of self awareness. No one cares if you've had enough. It doesn't matter. Stop being such a whiny bitch. And remember, no matter how much you love sports or college football, in the end, it's totally meaningless. That's right, SPORTS ARE TOTALLY MEANINGLESS. They are for fun (and $), but when fans start acting like little whiny bitches and demanding to see a HC and his entire staff fired just to be placated (like what they think or feel counts for anything), it is not fun. It's just a bummer. We may not be ND under Weis, but we are quickly turning into ND fans under Weis, which is infinitely worse.
My advice: get a hobby. Find something with meaning in which to have a passion for. When so much of your happiness is relying on the success of a bunch of 19-year-olds on an athletic field, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Every time. Stop taking yourself and Michigan football so seriously. It's just a game.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||I never claimed Ayn Rand was a racist.||
I never claimed Ayn Rand was a racist...I do, however, think she was a boring writer and an awful philosopher. Her entire objectivist philosophy can be refuted with a simple thought experiment.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Free will and Ayn Rand||
I'm not certain that free will exits, but that's not my main contention. You seem to be saying that it is human nature to only look out for selfish interests, even (and perhaps especially) at the expense of others (the cause of wars, hunger, and most other problems on this planet, imho). Well, that's a certain kind of philosophy I suppose. A very Randian one. And Ayn Rand sucks.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Rich said he expects him back||
Rich said he expects him back after the bye.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||On behalf of the MGoCommunity...||
Thank you for changing your avatar.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||Michigan wins||
Michigan wins, 21-13.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||^This doesn't make sense||
^This doesn't make sense, but I think I understand what you mean. However, you've now expended much more energy by making asinine comments in this thread than if you had simply ignored my post altogether. If it's not worthy of your time, don't respond.
As evidenced by your MGoPoints, you are obviously very good at posting on MGoBoard. What I don't understand is why you would go out of your way make someone feel bad about not being so good at it.
Anyway, I apologize. I've learned my lesson. Hopefully we can all move on.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||This is a fair point||
This is a fair point, and I'd have no problem if someone would have pointed this out and kindly directed me elsewhere. Instead, I got a bunch of smart-ass comments. That is not efficient maintenance, that is bullying.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||My goodness, the wit!||
Each one of you is more clever than the last. Thanks to the poster that actually answered my question.
I just wanted to know how badly other Michigan fans want to beat our rivals this year, and if they're willing to sacrifice the rest of the schedule to do so. Again, totally meaningless, since obviously, what you or I want has no impact whatsoever on the season...but I knew what kind of post this was, and I put a big warning in the thread title for people like you.
Frankly, if you saw that and still clicked just to make this remark, you're kind of a bad person.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Looks like the Yalta Conference||
Lloyd didn't make it to Tehran.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||...||
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Not to open up a whole different can||
Not to open up a whole different can of worms here, but I don't think the punishment deters anyone from committing serious crimes like these.
The fact that I might go to jail is not the only thing stopping me from raping every girl I see.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||What is most encouraging||
What is most encouraging to me is that this offense has still not reached its full potential. If we can just have a mediocre-to-good defense in 2011 or 2012, watch out.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||That, and||
That, and they could stop shooting in 4:3 but encoding for widescreen. It makes everyone look...wide (not to mention what it does to Craig Roh's eyebrows).
|6 years 26 weeks ago||How high are you||
How high are you right now?
|6 years 27 weeks ago||My bad.||
Sorry for attributing the work to Brian in my comment.
Nicely done, mdoc.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||The Denardening?||
Not sure who came up with it first. Brian should jump on it.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||six.||
|6 years 27 weeks ago||You could do that or...||
I run a disreputable charitable organization out of my parents' basement. We are now accepting donations to send one bearded, unemployed recent alum to a home game this fall.
This, of course, is my attempt at humor. Donate your tickets to the children.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Zima||
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Dammit.||
Now I have nothing to do tomorrow.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Whenever I'm stinking it up||
Whenever I'm stinking it up online, I try to remind myself that I'm probably playing against this guy:
|6 years 34 weeks ago||I pluck my eyebrows.||
I pluck my eyebrows.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||I like Africa||
I like Africa by Toto.
Broken Wings by Mr. Mister might be even cheesier though.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||I'm only a novice, but||
I'm only a novice, but I'm having a lot of success running Michigan's offense with Denard.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||My bad.||
I remembered that all wrong. I thought Desailly was red carded while it was still 0-0. In my defense, I was 10 at the time.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||"Yeah because marking when down [a] man is easy..."||
France didn't seem to have any problems in the '98 WC final. Marcel Desailly (probably their best defender) was sent of pretty early in that match, but France still managed to beat Brazil 3-0.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||I hate you||
I hate you, Big Redacted.
EDIT - This is (one reason) why: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/bill-simmons-soccer#comment-543172
|6 years 36 weeks ago||No. I didn't.||
Read the post again. I said nothing about people who like video games.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||I think it depends||
I think it depends. If I'm not mistaken, you're allowed five subs in an international friendly.
But yes, for the big tournaments, it's always three.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||I agree about the flopping.||
I agree about the flopping. Soccer is plenty exciting...it's the flopping I don't appreciate. Unfortunately, I don't think it will change unless FIFA and/or domestic leagues start fining, or even suspending players for simulation or embellishment. I've seen a few yellow cards given for diving at this World Cup, but (as we all know) the refs don't always get it right. After the game, I'd like to see some of the more egregious offenders get punished.
And, as far as I know, play does not stop in soccer for an injury (unless that injury is the result of a foul). This may have changed after Marc-Vivien Foe's death, I'm not sure. Anyway, it never really did anything to stop players from diving since, even if the opposition had possession of the ball in an advantageous situation, the sportsman-like thing to do was to kick it out of play so that the injured player (faking or not) could receive treatment.
In my opinion, the problem is the tremendous advantage you can give to your team by flopping. I've seen referees blow really late whistles, and even brandish a card based on a player's theatrics and the reaction of the crowd. By flopping, you can get an opposing player cautioned, or even sent off. Furthermore, if you are at all within striking distance of the goal and are about to lose possession of the ball, why not take a tumble? In a match with few scoring opportunities, a set piece can mean the difference between a win and a loss. This, of course, is why you see so much flopping in the penalty box, but you can even be bailed out of a defensive error by flopping.
Again, I can't think of anything other than fining players after the match has been played. That, and getting better referees. I think this would solve some of the other problems people have (like with offside). Personally, I like the offside rule, and I love nothing more than seeing that gorgeous pass/run that beats the trap. What drives me crazy is when the linesmen get it wrong and I'm left wondering what could have been if the play hadn't been incorrectly whistled offside.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||I wouldn't recommend||
I wouldn't recommend making a purchase since, after all, it is the Columbus Magazine. My avatar was taken from the cover of last year's sports issue.
It looks like you can find it here if you're interested though:
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Speaking of the stupid...||
"You are over analyzing this way too much" is redundant.
Try: "You are over analyzing this," or "You are analyzing this way too much." Either one would be acceptable.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||You've got it all wrong, Robo.||
I was being sarcastic. Big Redacted is the one that bitches and rips on soccer in all the soccer threads, saying things such as "I thought this was a football blog."
I thought it was ironic that he'd start this thread.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||What's with all the soccer posts anyway?||
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A FOOTBALL BLOG, OP.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||What everyone seems to be missing||
What everyone seems to be missing (even though it was mentioned in the article) is that having the best athletes in the world doesn't mean shit if you don't develop the skill. Our soccer players aren't lacking in athleticism. They simply lack the skill and creativity necessary to compete with the Brazils and the Spains of the world.
We must stop thinking like American sports fans. In football and basketball, we have rolls for big guys with little to no ball skills...and creativity is only expected out of a few positions.
In soccer, everyone on the pitch (including the keeper) has to possess vision, creativity, instinct and at least a modicum of skill on the ball.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||I had hoped||
I had hoped that the first time someone told me this, it would be true.
Thanks a lot, OP.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||How long||
How long before Maradona is fired?
|6 years 38 weeks ago||No, it's not.||
I'm sure there are some in the MGoCommunity who do not like video games. Why don't we see them trolling the NCAA 11 threads, ripping on games and gamers?
Well, I think that's because if an MGoBlogger doesn't like video games, he or she is probably an adult, and probably has at least something going for him/her in life, so he or she does not feel the need to click on threads in which they have no interest and do nothing but detract from the discussion.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Then why isn't your immaturity on display||
Then why isn't your immaturity on display in every other non-football-related thread?
It must be the flopping that bothers you...yet you don't seem to be bothered by your own behavior, which is akin to that of a pre-adolescent girl.
If you don't like it, ignore it.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||You don't like soccer, eh?||
We've noticed, now please stop reminding us. There are only two reasons (I can think of) why you or the others like you feel the constant need to knock soccer in the soccer threads:
1.) You're 12, or
2.) You aren't very good at anything...and also 12.
Please tell me...what other conclusions could possibly be drawn?
|6 years 38 weeks ago||I'd like to see FIFA use replay||
I'd like to see FIFA use replay to penalize divers. I don't know if it's been suggested on this board before...but with a few suspensions and some hefty fines for "simulation" or "embellishment," I think FIFA could really clean up the tournament.
Unless they don't want to.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||This is not flopping||
This is not flopping, it's time-wasting. You'd see this in football and basketball too if the clock ran nonstop.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||It's pretty big||
It's pretty big dude.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Ronaldinho||
After coming off a good season with AC Milan, two-time FIFA player of the year Ronaldinho was not selected for the 23 man Brazilian World Cup squad.
We have a long way to go before we're going toe-to-toe with Brazil.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||...||
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Argentina didn't make it out of their group||
Argentina didn't make it out of their group in 2002. In 1998, they were eliminated by Holland in the quarterfinals thanks to a last minute game winner by Dennis Bergkamp.
I don't mean to be a dick, I just think that was one of the more memorable matches of that tournament.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||footballoos||
sounds better than footballoos
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Unfortunately, I had to miss the end of this one.||
Unfortunately, I had to miss the end of this one. Do we know for certain that a foul was called on an American player? From the replays I've seen, it looks as though the ref goes to blow the whistle before the free kick is taken. If this is the case, he probably did so in order to warn the Slovenian players about their holding.
I still think it's a shockingly bad call, but it does explain why the goal was disallowed. If it came after the whistle, it can't stand.
EDIT: Never mind. If this theory is correct, the referee should have at least allowed the free kick to be retaken. However, the fact that the referee is a moron has been well established.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Keep watching.||
More exciting teams will play.
I like it all, but I can totally understand how a newcomer could be bored watching a game like the one I just saw. They won't all be like that.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Thank you.||
Definitely a good call. Someone should explain the offside rule to the commentators.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Yup.||
She was in town last year shooting Betty Anne Waters.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||I agree, the vuvuzelas are annoying,||
I agree, the vuvuzelas are annoying, but so is John Harkes. I've never liked him as a commentator. Martin Tyler, on the other hand, is excellent. Isn't there anyone else on the ESPN payroll they can pair him with? What's Seamus Malin doing these days?
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Fun fact: BP began as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company,||
Fun Fact: BP began in the colonial era as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, later the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. It was the result of a concession granted to William Knox D'Arcy by the Shah of Iran under the thumb of his imperial overlords in Great Britain. The company was threatened briefly by the election of the nationalist Mossadeq, but a CIA orchestrated coup--with support from the British--returned the shah to power. BP was allowed, once again, to virtually monopolize Iranian oil. The shah was finally removed by the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||...Sounds like my friend Tyler.||
...Sounds like my friend Tyler. Ignore him.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Thanks for the pictures.||
Does anyone else think that the old Frieze facade looks a little out of place on that shiny new building?
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Oh Yeah!||
The track Ecclusiastics on that album always makes me scream "Oh Yeah!" I need to check out that Carnegie Hall performance now.
Of the live Mingus I've heard, I'd have to go with at Antibes as my favorite. Eric Dolphy was a genius.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||No.||
No. "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" is the best album ever.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||All the Glengarry references||
All the Glengarry references on this board make me happy.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||I'm just glad||
I'm just glad that those screaming for Gardner to start this year were mostly silent after the spring game. Those people were annoying.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||My bad.||
Sometimes I forget that not everyone is a worthless bum.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||For when they take it away...|
|6 years 44 weeks ago||First of all,||
First of all, don't link to that website again...ever.
Secondly, not only is Lebanon a diverse place, but Hizbullah is a multifaceted organization. It's not simply a terrorist organization (in fact, the EU does not consider it a terrorist organization at all), it's a political party. Their aim isn't "global jihad," rather, the organization was founded to resist a foreign occupation and, therefore, it has earned the support of many Lebanese, not just the Shi'ites of the south that they purport to represent.
However distasteful you may find their politics, I don't think it's fair to lump them in with groups like al-Qaeda and other "fundies."
Thirdly, I think this is relevant:
Note: Sorry if this comment was at all political. I tried my best to stick to facts and to keep my opinions to myself.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Go win a super bowl,||
Go win a super bowl, then come back and talk.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||The New Danger wasn't awful.||
The New Danger wasn't awful.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||man, whatev.||
|6 years 47 weeks ago||It could happen.||
The official capacity of Estadio do Maracana is 82,238, and they supposedly crammed 200,000 in there for the 1950 World Cup final.
I don't think that kinda stuff happens anymore though.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||Aw man, that's turrble||
|6 years 47 weeks ago||1. This is political, no?||
1. This is political, no?
2. If I had to pick my favorite rapist, it would have to be Kobe.
3. Crash is awful and disgustingly racist. I get uncomfortable when people tell me that they like this movie.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||Oh, word?||
Warren undrafted? I hadn't heard.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||Valdes is overrated.||
I don't think he deserves to be called one of the best goalkeepers in the world (like he sometimes is). He's probably only the 4th or 5th best in Spain, imho.
...as Milito scores a b/s goal from an offside position, Inter up 3-1.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||This is the best I could do||
Do not +1 me.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||I don't agree||
I don't agree with any of that, but I will say that this Red Wings team is beginning to remind me of the '05/'06 Detroit Pistons. You know, the team that had just made two consecutive trips to the finals, winning it all the first time and coming up just short in game 7 the next...the team with a bunch of veterans that started playing with a sense of entitlement. That team was eliminated in the conference finals; hopefully the Wings can make it that far.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||I think||
I think you like Miley Cyrus.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||I wasn't at the spring game,||
I wasn't at the spring game, but I don't think we should rush to name Denard the starter at QB. Tate may not currently be injured, but it's likely that his injury hindered his development significantly. Give him a few more months of mental and physical preparation (with Barwis), and the competition at QB will heat up again in August.
Right now, it seems as though Tate is at least as good as he was last year. If Denard looks even better (not-even-close better, as some have said), then we should all feel pretty good about the offense in 2010.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||Curly fries it is!||
Curly fries it is!
|6 years 49 weeks ago||...||
|6 years 49 weeks ago||If Zetterberg||
If Zetterberg scores again, I think we all get a free roast beef at Arby's or some shit.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||Wow,||
Wow, this is the the sixth post in this thread to begin with the word "wow."
|6 years 49 weeks ago||Wow,||
great pressure by Detroit.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||please||
make it past the next 60 seconds.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||dude||
|6 years 49 weeks ago||I said||
I said that he has underperformed in international play (friendlies included), and he has. I understand that Messi was young, and only started one game in World Cup 2006 (and didn't play at all against the Ivory Coast or Germany), but you also must understand that the vast majority of international games are not World Cup matches. Messi has made 43 international appearances, and only 3 of those were in a World Cup.
Perhaps I should have specified, as I was really only talking about the last year or so (under Maradona) anyway. FWIW, I think Messi is the best player in the world.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||Okay,||
Okay, that's not bad...but, believe me, no one is going to be listening to the Weakerthans in 90 years. That "indie" trash is ephemeral.
If you've ever listened to jazz...and I mean really listened to jazz...you'd never need to create another thread on a sports blog looking for more middle class suburban white kid bands to listen to.
I thought I was doing the OP a favor.
(EDIT: It was stupid on my part to say anything about race. Sorry if I offended anyone. I don't apologize for anything else though.)
|6 years 50 weeks ago||Ditch that "indie" trash||
Ditch that "indie" trash and start listening to jazz.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||True.||
This is very much on topic. Currently, 8/10 (EDIT: now 9/10!) threads on the 1st page of the MGoBoard begin with "OT," and it feels very much like April.
The OP did not have to contribute to this.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||This is not going well||
This is not going well for Bayern.
(EDIT: Quick reply by Bayern. There is life for them in the second half.)
|6 years 50 weeks ago||I'm watching||
I'm watching a bad stream from SudanTV on my Sopcast player that I'm running on my mac using the Crossover application. I started watching at about the 12 minute mark, and Man. U was already up 2 - 0.
If anyone could provide a (decent) link, that would be greatly appreciated.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||The Lionel Messi show||
Final score: Messi 4 - Arsenal 1
|6 years 50 weeks ago||My apologies||
My comment wasn't directed at you, it was just a general remark that seemed to follow your comment logically. Anyone that blamed Sparty got negged severely, while those ripping on "Ypsi kids" (read: black people) were encouraged to continue their thinly veiled racism.
Example: Below, someone identified some delinquents he spotted outside the window of his Ann Arbor residence as "Ypsi kids." He did not ask them where they were from, rather, thanks to what he's "learned from living there," he merely had to observe their skin color to conclude that they didn't belong, and were therefore from Ypsi.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||Yes, or||
Yes, or we can just blame the black kids...that doesn't seem to bother anyone.
Excuse me, "Ypsi kids."
|6 years 50 weeks ago||Ummm...||
The mile was first defined in Britain by an act of Parliament. That's why the Imperial system is sometimes called the English system, and things like feet and yards are known as English units.
So, I'm sure they've heard of a mile in England.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||Armagideon Time||
Armagideon Time is a song originally recorded by Willie Williams, who is at least 400 times cooler than The Clash.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||Hollywood||
Hollywood Hogan may have been the best wrestler of the late 90s, but the best wrestler of all time is clearly Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||...||
|6 years 51 weeks ago||That's lame.||
Why did Miami only have to score once in OT to win?
|6 years 51 weeks ago||I guess||
I guess I sort of care.
|7 years 1 week ago||Queme los barcos||
I kid, of course, but it's probably some motivational phrase like: "skate hard, my boys."
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Resolved:||
In your title, the word "subtext" should be changed to tag line.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Soccer is the world's game.||
It's tough to sell an American college sports game in Palermo or Istanbul. The FIFA franchise has a much bigger market.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||You shouldn't joke like that.||
You will upset Magnus.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Rereading my comment,||
Rereading my comment, I can see how it came off as douchey. I was merely expressing my surprise that one, especially a journalist, could feel that the Freep case is exceptional. I can provide far more egregious examples that occur regularly, but I'm afraid that I would run the risk of making this discussion political. I think we can both agree that is to be avoided.
I understand your point though. You work hard to preserve your journalistic integrity and to defend the reputation that those in your profession have in your Woodward-and-Bernstein fantasies. Alas, a particularly careless paper comes along and seems to vindicate those "tangential iconoclasts" whose criticisms you've fought so hard to refute.
The only thing is, I am vindicated every time I look at a newspaper or turn on the television. For a long time I was not able to do so without feeling disheartened, but I have been desensitized.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||"and I post a lot"||
yes, please stop.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Really?||
It's the Freep's jihad that you'll have a hard time living down as a journalist? Really?
There are much more important things being lied about, covered up, ignored or misrepresented in the American press every day.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Looks amazing||
Looks amazing, but I'll probably have to spring for a new laptop to play it. I have Civ IV and it's really choppy on my machine. I play Civilization: Revolution on PS3 to get my fix, but it's just not as satisfying (perhaps just as addicting though).
|7 years 8 weeks ago||aw man.||
|7 years 8 weeks ago||I wish this game would end||
EDIT: Now would be good too.
|7 years 9 weeks ago||saw*||
You didn't 'seen' anything.
Sorry, I had to.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||mingus||
There is always more Mingus to discover.
|7 years 16 weeks ago||I have no idea||
but it's pissing me off.
|7 years 19 weeks ago||Michelle Beadle||
is the hottest girl on ESPN.
|7 years 23 weeks ago||I was pissed||
I was pissed for about 20 minutes before I remembered that this young team played like shit for most of the last two games (on the road in hostile environments) and almost came up with a win each time. Rich Rod keeps saying that this team isn't good enough to play poorly and win, but boy are they close. I see great things for them in the years to come.
Oh, and the people whining about Rich Rod going with Denard over Tate on our final drive remind me a lot of the charlatans who were complaining about Beilein's decision to bench Manny Harris in OT against (none other than) the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Those people shut the fuck up after Manny Harris and the Wolverines came out and squashed Purdue the following game.
|7 years 23 weeks ago||Sex.||
Anyone whose instincts tell him otherwise is an evolutionary dead end.
|7 years 23 weeks ago||Michigan jumps into the AP top 20||
Michigan jumps into the AP top 20 after a dominant victory over Iowa.
Michigan 47 - Iowa 25
You can take that to the bank.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||It just came to me||
It just came to me man.
I feel it.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||72%||
That's right. I think this team plays like they have something to prove.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||I agree.||
We played our worst game of the season (at least offensively), stinking it up for 55 of 60 minutes of regulation. State plays arguably their best game of the year and manages to squeak out the W in OT...in E. Lansing. Way to go, Sparty.
Yes, it hurts, but I don't plan on having this feeling too many more times for the remainder of the Rodriguez era.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||That, and||
That, and it really sucks to lose to State.
|7 years 25 weeks ago||Actually,||
assuming this isn't a joke, Algiers is a pretty cosmopolitan city. It might not be that difficult to find a TV with the game on there.
|7 years 25 weeks ago||In defense of the OP,||
someone on this here site reported seeing Tate in a sling immediately after the game on Saturday.
|7 years 30 weeks ago||I don't see||
I don't see what the big deal is:
a MINORITY (41%) favors Sheridan, while the majority of voters are split between Tate and Denard.
Sounds about right.
|7 years 40 weeks ago||I would assume, then||
that you're not a fan of Pablo Mastroeni.
|7 years 40 weeks ago||Who wouldn't have made the same choice?||
"Hmm...I can stay in Italy and play for the reigning World Cup champions or go back to Jersey and play for 'Bob Bradley's boys.' Hmmm..."