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|3 days 14 hours ago||Right...I wasn't suggesting||
Right...I wasn't suggesting Beilein did anything wrong. I'm just pointing out that there may be some unspoken tension between our football and basketball coach for reasons of neither of their doing. That's an interesting possible conundrum that this otherwise inane post reminded me of.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Silly OP aside, this does||
Silly OP aside, this does remind me of the bad blood between Crean and Beilein. I remember Beilein being really pissed about Crean's behavior after that game. Wonder if there would be any air to clear between Harbaugh and Beilein (or at least an awkwardness in the first few weeks). Forgot about that connection.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Here's some good news: I||
Here's some good news: I think I have the flu (was really knocked out yesterday) but am feeling much better today. Wishing you as fast a recovery. Yesterday, I would have been thrilled if someone had told me I'd be feeling this much better in 24 hours. Not fully out of the woods but much better today.
|4 days 6 hours ago||This!||
|4 days 10 hours ago||There's only one assclown in||
There's only one assclown in the room and I just logged in to neg him.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree if there actually is||
I agree if there actually is a marquee matchup. I'd be fine w/ MSU next year but nobody else on the schedule
|1 week 3 days ago||Goodbye Rawk Music,||
Goodbye Rawk Music, throwbacks, neon yellow, and corporate jargon. (Or here's hoping, at least).
|1 week 4 days ago||Have Yourself a Merry Little||
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Away in a Manger
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
All I Want for Christmas is You
Up on the Housetop
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Happy Christmas (War is Over)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||How to conduct An under||
How to conduct
An under the
Radar coach search?
Guy with a losing record and
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That is really something. At||
That is really something. At least he's consistent in his opinions.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I triple dog dare you.||
I triple dog dare you.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Cowherd's mystery candidate?||
Cowherd's mystery candidate? I'd crap my pants if so.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think you get why||
I don't think you get why people are happy about this. This was a symbolic gesture. Yeah, it doesn't secure Harbaugh but it lets him and everyone know that he is publicly welcome and that Hackett can pursue him without reservation. It also seems to indicate (considering Carr's ties to Griese and Debord) that they are very much on the Harbaugh trail.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||YES!||
Agree 100% with your order of choices:
Mullen has charisma and I think would be a great recruiter at a school with the cache of UM. He's also a REAL coach with innovative ideas who actually might say yes (unlike Sumlin or Malzahn).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Why do I have a feeling I||
Why do I have a feeling I won't be able to find this comment in five minutes?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Cowher!||
Now that would be a surprise with an "ooh" factor!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If you listen to the podcast||
If you listen to the podcast it sounds like there's an "ooh" factor when the person's name comes up. So I'm ruling out Teryl Austin. But it also sounds like a surprise yet one that makes perfect sense (i.e. good fit) when you think about it. So I'm ruling out Saban and Malzahn. He rules out Bielema and Miles later in the show. So I'm thinking:
They have at least a slight "ooh" factor in that they are established names but they don't seem like absolutely insane possibilities (e.g. Saban). Obviously Bob Stoops would fit that category too but we see his name all over message boards. So if Cowherd is actually reading the boards, Stoops is not the guy.
Also--none of these are probably happening (except, maybe Pinkel) and Cowherd is a douche.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Incorrect||
He doesn't need to get two feet down to establish forward progress. See the link below and look at example #2.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Dude||
You are wrong. I watched it frame by frame. Fitzgerald made it to the yellow line. Period. Pereira was speaking without the benefit of frame-by-frame.
I'm a huge Lions fan and wanted to be able to call foul on that call but they got it right. If you want to keep the lie going, go ahead. But you are just wrong.
And yes---they got the Ebron call wrong. Big time. But that's the only one they got wrong.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||You are wrong about the top one||
My dad and I rewatched the Fitzgerald catch at the end frame-by-frame and realized that he really did make it right to the 1st down line. The frame you chose for that picture does not show how far he actually made it.
But I agree about the terrible spot in the first half that would have given the Lions a first down. That was just a terrible spot.
And the punt was just really weird but I think the refs actually did make the correct call (even if none of us have ever seen it called that way before). But he didn't bat the ball back into play. He caught it and then threw it back into play. According to the rules, they made the correct call. Gotta give Arians credit for even thinking to review it based on that technicality.
Bottom line--the refs screwed up only one of the three above. Lions blew it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I can see why||
We all love arguments that unearth hypocrisy. The only problem is that this particular argument is (like you say) one of Brian's least-researched, flimsiest arguments to date.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed--There are better ways||
Agreed--There are better ways to eliminate the hypocrisy that actually, you know, benefit the players.
Pay athletes of revenue generating sports. Period.
That is the crusade we should be fighting for. Not creating a dumbed-down major for kids who wouldn't otherwise be admitted to UM.*
*which, by the way, doesn't exist in the School of Music--those kids all have high GPAs and excellent SAT scores.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
I am totally up for paying athletes and am personally a big supporter of the effort to unionize at Northwestern. Athletes of revenue sports are making money for their work and should be paid accordingly. But you can't make that argument while simultaneously saying football is an academic subject and it's "students" are comparable to the students in the School of Music.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||One big problem with this||
But you are wrong (or, at least, misleading) in your comparison to the School of Music.
Yes, prospective students need to submit headshots, videos, recordings, etc. as part of their "DecisionDesk Profile" but they also need to submit a Common Application like everyone else at UM. And as a graduate of the School of Music (BFA Theatre Performance, 2001), I can tell you that my SAT score and GPA were absolutely factors in my admission to UM. I also attended classes that were academically rigorous and required critical thinking and analytical writing far beyond what is expected of most athletes.
I also think the idea that music is "lumped in as an acceptable academic pursuit" ignores the historical tie between the arts and higher education. They are called "liberal arts" for a reason. Arthur Miller, as one example, is considered one of the important moral voices of the 20th century due to his work as a playwright. I know lots of UM football players have accomplished lots of good things beyond the gridiron (Gerald Ford comes to mind) but it's hard to make the connection between their athletic accomplishments and the goals of academia.
In other words, the idea that football is equal to the arts because they both require "hard work" is not enough to justify football's existence as an academic subject.
I don't think you are wrong in criticizing the current role of athletics in education (and, in fact, I agree that it is idiotic to expect athletes to perform at the same academic level as other students) but I think you chose the wrong comparison.
The School of Music is an apple and Football is an orange.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That commercial is pretty||
That commercial is pretty riveting. But also, possibly, everything that is wrong with sports and America. I don't know man. Cleveland's economy is pretty rough and that arena was paid for w/ public tax dollars. All to worship a guy making millions. To see that many people getting pumped for basketball and shoes...I know it's staged but so was "Triumph of the Will."
/slowly steps off of soap box
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Not to pat myself on the back||
Not to pat myself on the back (who am I kidding, this is totally to pat myself on the back), but I was the one who started a thread four years ago called "Hire Dan Mullen," and was dismissed by many.
I think I feel a tear forming as I think about Denard and Devin working under Dan Mullen the past four years...
|11 weeks 3 days ago||It's kind of amazing how well||
It's kind of amazing how well the youtube clip above ("ain't no stopping us now") complements this GIF
|11 weeks 3 days ago||"Man, some of you guys really||
"Man, some of you guys really need another hobby."
Says the guy with fourteen-thousand points on a football blog.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Twin Peaks > Wire + Mad Men + Breaking Bad||
There has never been anything like Twin Peaks. And I love those other shows. But Twin Peaks created it's own world, unlike anything before or since. And that theme song!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Hot damn||
He seems humble, communicative, and really cares about the student experience. Check, check, and check.