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|3 days 4 hours ago||I never knew||
this piece had such a long history. I always just assumed that it was just a semi-humorous way to say "if everything goes right/wrong this should be the result"
which is why the predictions last week were a bit unsettling.
it's all good though.
|1 week 3 days ago||simple answer||
is that haven't been that good lately so it makes sense to present the teams as though they have an equal shot at winning. makes less sense to talk up a team that is about to get housed at Alabama.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I would rather||
go with O'Korn or any of the the other half dozen QBs on scholarship right now. if only because they all have more than one year of eligibility should they turn out to be awesome or even better than serviceable
|2 weeks 3 days ago||it's week 2||
and we're 1-1. settle down.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||albom?||
the guy that writes Hallmark movies?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
for sharing this. I was unable to go last night but was interested in what attendance would be like given the location and it's already strange hours. sounds like it was a success.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||crazy.||
I root for a hail Mary to work every time so that the library of cfb highlight options will be big enough that I might never see Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook ever again.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||seems risky||
Unless he is reimbursing for something that is already finished. otherwise if this is the normal "will be ready 2 seasons from now" type of deal he could easily be fired or quit by then.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I tried||
for the 49 inch 4k Vizio for $599 but I saw it too late and couldn't get the deal or the wait list. it was about $150 off and now the same price as the 43 I was planning to get.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||actually it was||
a Potbelly that served alcohol if you want to be 100% accurate.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||the jerk store called||
... they're running out of YOU!
|15 weeks 5 days ago||why are they marketing in Dubai?||
I get the climate similarities, but is that enough to get them to send people to college in Texas?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||yes||
$5500 per game for the last WC, plus $1500 for each of the friendlies right before they left. there was also 60 or 70k award for making the roster period.
I assume those figures are less in a non WC year but probably not by much. women's figures suggest they may not earn any appearance fees or per diems but may instead get a base "salary" (around 50k) from USSF for being a USWNT player.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||transplanted sod||
from California. but still the only WC games every played indoors I think
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I think the common||
theme here is "high profile athletes" more so than a male/female issue. I guess that's why I don't get outraged. kind of like OJ.
the common thread there was more that "rich people with good lawyers get away with stuff" more than "minorities can beat the system too!
|16 weeks 6 days ago||so then the argument||
Is ultimately zero tolerance for now and ever more? I get that there actually is a double standard. but people get all worked up about something like this as though her suspension would be some type of "win" on domestic abuser punishment ledger. I just don't get that.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Is that somehow||
going to make things "equal"? I get it, she is probably not a great person and nobody should be celebrating her. but this "double standard" aegument always feels like some type of weird "see! everybody does it" Terelle Pryor kind of reasoning.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||yeah, best bet||
(but highly unlikely) would be for UEFA to expand euro 2016 to something like 24 teams, with their traditional 16 UEFA qualified teams and handful of special invitations to major CONMEBOL and CONCACAF draws. then use that as your reset button for the new World (order) Cup. tremendously unlikely, especially with Europe getting a WC in 2018. perhaps if Qatar had been 2022 and Russia 2022 this might happen, but at this point I assume everyone is just waiting for Blatter to die, then blame him for everything and continue with a slightly less overt system of corruption by 2022. and if we're lucky Blatter kicks the bucket (or gets thrown out) around 2018 and a new boss with UEFA ties undoes this whole winter WC in Qatar
|18 weeks 3 days ago||they could||
and probably should. but like the power 5 seceding from the NCAA, you need a fully developed plan to walk away from the paydays already in place. because as much as everyone would applaud you for leaving on day 1, the clock would start ticking to announce something decent to replace the world cup you just gave up. and since there is already a Euro 2016 and champions League in place, it would be hard to come up with something new unless another federation jumped ship with you.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||it depends on where you live||
but assuming west side of the state you should be able to find some decent clubs to bridge that gap from "not premier" to high school ball.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||yup Angela Rypien||
kind of a Philip Rivers-esque short-arm technique but pretty accurate, decent arm strength.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
Mark Rypien's daughter won MVP of that league last year or the year before. maybe not him but definitely a daughter of a reasonably famous NFL player from the early 90s though
|19 weeks 6 days ago||zomg butterfly effect!||
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||perhaps||
but expelled implies "never welcome to return" not "you're welcome to earn your way back and graduate"
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||Probably not a WC or qualifying||
since FIFA and CONMEBOL presumably set the payouts and such for a large share of the media rights on those matches. but I could see it for the Gold Cup appearance or somewhere Brazil's FA directly negotiates the team's participation.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||yup.||
that's who I was thinking of.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||wasn't there a defensive player||
around the end of Carr start of Rodriguez?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Fif'd||
if you like fire pits and beach stuff, check vrbo for a house in the Leelenau Peninsula. Wineries everywhere, nice little towns and such. Great relaxing. I forgot the time you said but if you go late enough in the summer there are a bunch of apple and cherry farms where you can get awesome "heirloom" type varieties that have fallen by the wayside because they don't hold up well to mechanized picking and packing.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Is that the Dicks Sporting Goods spot?||
or does this make 2?
|22 weeks 6 days ago||You could have said||
the actual Kansas spring game and I would have believed it.