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|21 weeks 6 days ago||Be positive||
I am coaching fifth grade this season for the first time. The most important thing is tell them to go potty before they come to practice so you don't have someone running off the field in a panic every five minutes.
Seriously, the best advice on offense is to install a suite of 6-8 plays that fit together well (base-constraint stuff) and rep them over and over so that they feel confident in their execution. Then compliment them when they do it right in the game. Build from a base of positivity, rather than negativity. Tell them, "You did OK, here's how to do it better," rather than "You screwed up. You need to get better." I think the most important thing at this age is to get them to want to show up next year.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I'm Envious||
I love duck, but my wife doesn't so I'm never allowed to make it.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Quiet Evening at Home with the Family||
Had a couple of martinis while my ragu alla Bolognese was simmering, then enjoyed it with a glass of Chianti. About to have some smoked provolone with the rest of my Chianti and then maybe a little Austrian chocolate.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||My "credibility" is not the issue||
These are actual, objective facts. See here:
The fact that she looks like a troll does not make me wrong.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||She's an Idiot||
I live in Wisconsin, and any time the legislature or any else even raises some reform that might make sense, like, for example, not raising tuition by double digit percentages when UW is sitting on a $648 million hidden slush fund, or having professors work more than 18 hours a week, she bitches to high heaven.
Plus, has anyone ever seen a picture of her. She looks like she missed out on a role in the Hobbit for being "too trolly."
|1 year 46 weeks ago||My late grandfather told me||
"When you grow up, marry a sexy deaf mute who owns a liquor store. That way you will always have lots of money, and she won't be able to give you any lip."
|3 years 7 weeks ago||This is a new policy||
Even if this is the first and only expulsion, the revised policy is only a few months old. It is possible that there will be a handful every semester going forward, expecially in the number of reported incidents rises. That he is the first does not mean his case was a slam dunk. Or even if the facts were compelling enough to clearly warrant expulsion that they constitute a crime.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Guilty of What?||
Question #1 asks,"Is Gibbons guilty?" But that may not be specific enough of a question. It is entirely possible that he is guilty of behavior bad enough to get him expelled, but not "guilty" of a crime -- either because his conduct did not meet the elements of the crime or because of the difficulty of meeting the burden of proof necessary in criminal cases. Not all bad behavior is a crime. And just because he was expelled does not mean he would have been found guilty of a crime or even charged -- even if the alleged victim had cooperated. It seems to me that this distinction might be important in evaluating the conduct of the athletic department, coaching staff, etc.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Gus||
I'm starting to enjoy Gus Johnson doing these games. He has gotten a lot better than when he started.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Maybe he got a preview of the banquet...||
and just really hates Josh Groban and wants to play for a man instead of a teenage girl.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Blue helmet nonsense||
Isn't taking the wings off Tate's helmet as some sort of motivational ploy kinda silly? If he isn't in shape to play, just tell him that. Either he fixes the problem and competes for playing time, or he doesn't and doesn't play. But no one seriously thinks Tate's helmet is going to any different than anyone else's for the first game. So why do it now? Isn't playing time enough of a motivation? Why create embarassment and the potential for resentment?
|7 years 22 weeks ago||Joe Roberson||
You forgot Joe Roberson who, I believe, was the head of UM-Flint and then director of a big rundraising drive before becoming AD. Maybe that is the direction to go; someone from that side of the univeristy as opposed to the coaching side.