well that's just, like, your opinion, man
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|1 week 2 days ago||dude from Nebraska||
kicked the ball on purpose. I remember being home from BG for the weekend, having watched the PSU game at my folks house and dozing afterwards. I woke up right around the end of the Nebraska game because one of my bussies called me and told me Nebraska was about to lose. Its a good thing I grew up on a farm, because no one was able to hear my profanity laced tirade when they allowed that TD
|1 week 5 days ago||remember the five!||
it was on the internet, must be true
|1 week 5 days ago||you seem to be missing my point||
there is reason now to wonder if Paterno was also hiding something, and it warrants investigation. To continue to say "ehh thats how it was back then" is the same mistake over again. All I said was "maybe". Whats wrong with taking a look?
|1 week 5 days ago||right||
but in 1976, when Paterno had been there 8 years and didnt have much of a legacy to protect,and he coul've axed Sandusky without anyone paying much attention to it at all, why keep him around? Something stinks. Its not as if Sandusky were some defensive savant who ran schemes that no one else could have dreamed of. DC's are fairly replaceable. Why keep this guy on at the risk of your own career? The more that comes out about the longer Paterno knew the more I think theres some kind of skeletoon in Paternos closet that maybe Sandusky knew about, so they traded silence for silence
|1 week 5 days ago||point of clarification||
I said "maybe" and at this point, its worth investigating. Thats all. It's a question worth asking. To continue to say "nope, there was just a mindset back then" naah, not now, not anymore. Not in the face of 30+ years of knowledge. There just very well may be a reason beyond "thats just how it was".
My Grandfather was older than Paterno, and he wouldn't have turned a blind eye. My Dad once though one of his coworkers had ripped my shirt "horsing around" one day and was about ready to kill him (and really, he was born in the 40s so not that far remvoed from Paterno).
Im not saying Paterno was a molester, but perhaps he had some weird predilection. Maybe something Sandusky knew about and Joe traded silence for silence.
Amd again, MAYBE. But its worth asking. Im no longer willing to accept Paterno was silent for all those years "just because". It could very well be the case, and there may not be anything more to it than that, but at this point, assumptions are no longer good enough.
|1 week 5 days ago||knowing what we now know||
back in 1976 Paterno hadn't been there that long, didnt have all that much of a "legacy" to protect, it seems very odd that he wouldn't have just gotten rid of Sandusky. UNLESS there is something sickening about Paterno as well. Maybe Paterno was a monster too
|3 weeks 4 days ago||that case is over||
and Zeppelin won. Now, iall that may prove is that they had better lawyers, but still.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||love that movie||
obviously, as my signature line would indicate.
"Its a country, stupid"
"Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch"
gets me every time
Other that Butch/Sundance, my faves are Good/Bad/Ugly, and McClintock! (for sentimental reasons)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||that was my best||
fantasy season ever. I had braylon, moss and brady. I only lost 1 game all year.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||there are||
people in that comments thread talking about how Harbaugh was "cast out" of the Pros.
Wonder if those folks realize that the 49ers got SMOKED by the Cleveland freaking Browns last year. Also, they're the only team predicted to be worse than the Browns this year.
Yeah. Cast out. I'm home sick with a stomach bug and laughing reeeeeeally hurts, but I can't stop
|6 weeks 6 days ago||So wait||
on Wednesday, Harbaugh is going to be less than 10 miles from my house? I need to take the day off work.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||the only thing better||
is Sam Jackson reading Go the F*ck to Sleep
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Amazing||
Hue jackson is above Marvin Lewis. Not sure how that works, exactly. I do think Hue may be the best coach the Browns have had since 99, and if Haslam will just let things work themselves out for a while, I think Hue can be successful. But above Marvin? Under whom he was the OC last year? The guy who has 10x the head coaching experience? Makes no sense
|8 weeks 3 days ago||if i had an easily accesible||
picture of myself, I'd show you what the world's best broomball player looks like. I would've been awesome at hockey, but was born with fallen arches and the world's worst ankles (lifetime sprain count in the triple digits) so I never could skate. Helluva slap shot tho, and can hit a pie plate from 50 feet with a tennis ball on the reg
(note for the no fun crowd:the previous post is heavily tounge in cheek. I did dominate floor hockey in gym class tho)
|8 weeks 4 days ago||worse for whom?||
For me, the Pats losing was worse becase: A- Brady (in the pre-internet days, id fight nayone who thought Henson was better than Brady, but I dont have the stone tablets I chiseled my words into to prove it. I wanted to Browns to take Brady, instead we got Spergeon Wynn). and B: have always wanted to see an NFL run the table (ever since i was a kid, its been a fascination of mine, dont know why)
If the Warriors lose, I'll will revel in the schadenfreude. You can tell a lot about teams/players when things are going really weel, and these guys were some smug sunzabeaches. They really thought they were the cats ass, and had it all figured out, from ownership on down. Every time people were metaphorically blowing Steph or talking about how they were "ZOMG best team EVAR!!11!!!1!!11!!" I was hoping theyd get punched in the mouth, have to deal with an injury or whatever to see how they responded.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I knew someone like that once||
except it was on a beat up CJ7 and the other car was a Rolls Royce. He had a Phantom
|9 weeks 1 day ago||sorry if already posted||
on a phone hiding from kids on throne, time is limited. Here's my favorite:
If it has tits or wheels, it will give you problems
|9 weeks 2 days ago||If I ever do go to the Masters||
I'm going to become a woodsman and never leave. I will become nocturnal, and never seen by society again, and I will never leave the property. People will speak of me as a sasquatch or Yeti and I will build an underground stronghold in one of the hillsides. I will live off of juniper berries and pine needle soup, and wash in Raes creek.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||My Wife had three of them||
The first Taurus was bought by her parents so she'd have a reliable car to drive to and from college, the first Escape was her law school graduation gift (I financed) and the2nd Escape we got because the first Escape had 98 k miles on it, was 4 years old (driving to political events all over the staes adds up the miles), and she had a job where a candidate for Lt. Governor rode in her car a lot (and she put 40k miles on it during that campaign alone). I had my F-150 for 9 yrs
(and dont talk to me about using her personal (and brand new) car as a mule for those slimy motherbleepers. I love my wife, she has a passion, end of story.
And if we're being hyperspecific it was 2001-2015 (when we sold Escape 2) and 4 cars for 2 people in 14 years...Im sorry, what was the question again?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||We were a Ford family as well||
when I was born we had a Ford van, then we got another Ford van. The farm trucks we had were Fords. My Dad (who grew up in Ferndale in the 50s and 60s) HATED GMs for many reasons (he was a believer in built in obsolescence).
As I set out on my own, my wife and I became Ford people. We had a good relationship with a salesman at a nearby Ford dealership, who was friends with her Father. I didnt trust him, but he also knew I wasnt a sheep. we had a mutual respect. From 2001-2011 we went through 4 different Fords purchased from him (2 Escapes, a Taurus and an F-150).
With my wifes last Escape (a 2011) we had problems with the AC system. Apparently, on those models, the method for removing the mositure from the system produced by the AC was a "desscant bag" which amounted to a heavy-ish cardboard "bag" full of dessicant crystals (similar to the silica crystals you might find in a shoebox). Welp, because the made the "bag" out of cardboard, and its main job was to deal with moisture, the cardboard eventually molds, and then breaks. This releases the dessicant cryatals into the AC system, and rots the entire system out from the inside. The repair job was anywhere from $1800-$2600.
In my research, i found out a number of people had this issue. Ford knew about this issue and didnt issue a recall because it didnt affect safety. This issue affected us in 2014. We had purchaed the vehicle 42 months earlier. Unfortunately, my wife had a job for a couple of those years that required a lot of drivving 9which is why we got her a new car, safety, reliability etc), and we also moved from Cleveland to Columbus and did a lot of shuttling back and forth, so we were already knocking on the 100k door. We were wout of warranty due to mileage.
I went to the dealer. I went to corporate. iIargued that the mileage doesnt affect the AC system, and since we were withing 48 months, and were loyal customers, they should at least cut me a break on the repairs. They wouldnt budge.
I will never buy a Ford again.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||jr. high baskeball||
James Posey went to another school in our conference. It wasn't even fair. He whooped up on us all the way thru HS (my career ended after 8th grade)
Crazy thing was, he wasn't even the best player at the time. There was another player, a year older, who was considerably better than Posey. He would've made the Association as well, but some poor choices, bad grades and multiple baby mommas derailed that train. So, at the end of the day, it was Posey.
|10 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm sick of||
Steph Curry, and the media fawning over him as if he's the greatest player ever, already
|10 weeks 4 days ago||all I can think||
is that on 50 years someone new to NBA fandom might see this and think Steph was better than Jordan, at least for 1 year, and that's hogwash. Malone in 1997 only happened because it was a cute story. In 1990 Magic won over Jordan even though Jordan went for 34/7/7. In 1987 Jordan finished third to Magic and Larry who both submitted career years, mainly because Jordan "didn't know how to win yet". That's three Jordan didnt win on top of the 5 that he did. All this vote means is that media members have more accountability now than they used to have and are less able to hide behind lazy tropes to give votes to less deserving candidates.
The most egregious example of this, and the year Jordan came closest to being unanimous MVP was 1996, when two voters rated Penny Hardaway MVP for keeping Orland respectable after Shaq left, even though it was Jordan's first full season back from baseball and he elevated the a Bulls team that won 55 games the year prior by 17 (!) victories, and led the first 70 win team in NBA history.
Another dirty little secret, outside of the top 4 teams in the West, the conference was no where near as tough as it has been in recent years and I'd say the East in 1995-6 was deeper and tougher 1-8 than the West was this season.
Full disclosure: I grew up a Cavs fan. There is no player I "hated" more in my youth than Jordan. I still like the Cavs now, but when LBJ left in 2010 it turned me off of the NBA as a whole (still watched every game of the grueling 2010-11 season), and my NBA fandom is no longer at the level that it used to be, even with LBJs return. Now I follow along on Twitter mostly, hope for good things, but don't devote much time or effort to my fandom. LBJs departure opened my eyes to How little regard NBA players have for fans, and more specifically I realized that, for the most part, unless you happen to root for a team in a "glamor" market, your ceiling is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle every 10 years or so. Randomly this realization has also increased my level of respect for Tim Duncan, but he's an anomaly.
Tl;dr...just because it was unanimous doesn't mean it was historic, and I'd take quite a few of Jordan's MVP years over Stephs 8 days a week (and even some of the ones where he didn't win)
|11 weeks 1 day ago||well, between the ages of 7-11||
I got paid $2 an hour to steer the tractor that pulled the hay wagon through the hay fields while it was loaded behind me for 2 weeks every summer. I didn't have the leg strength to depress the clutch so my Dad would have to run up from behind and hop on the tractor when it was time to stop (obviously, you go reeeeeal slow when loading bales on a wagon). My first job where I had to fill out a W-4 was as a bus boy at Dinks Restaurant in Chagrin Falls, OH when I was 13. $4.25 an hour and the worst part (other than hefting leaky 70 pound garbage bags full of un-eaten food stuffs into a dumpster) was the 4 mile bike ride (uphill both ways, lol) to get there and back.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||my cousin||
was a caddy at Red Run in the early 90s. Small world
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Had those in the 80s||
got them at Dunhams in Berkeley (least I think it was Berkeley. It was within bike riding distance of my Aunt & Uncle's house in Berkeley at least. i was visiting from Ohio). Cool story bro
|12 weeks 5 days ago||1978 Olds Cutlass Supreme||
By the time I got it is was 18 years old and leaky. Every time I stopped for gas I had to check the oil. One time it was close to 2 AM and I was driving my girlfriend (at the time) home after a night out. I stopped at the gas station nearest her house before dropping her off (probably shouldve waited until after, but she wanted to get some gum or whatever as well).
Old people like me may remember those cars had the gas cap behind the rear license plate. So, I put the hose in, locked the latch, and proeeded to pop my hood to check my oil. My oil was a bit low so I went in to buy a quart. As I was putting the oil in, my girlfriend started talkinig about how she was going to be late, lets go yadda yadda. I finished with the oil, closed the hood, tossed the paper funnel and got back in the car. Started 'er up and drove away. About 3 feet later there was a big "KA THUNK" and I felt a jerk coming from behind.
I forgot to take the gas hose out of the back of the car. Luckily it was a breakaway hose and gas was not spewing all over the place. I took the hose out of the filler neck, set it on the ground, looked around and made sure no employees saw me, and GTF outta there.
My girlfriend was howling. For the rest of our dating life, every time I got gas, she mentioned it.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||yes but||
Ill give them credit for the Butch & Sundance reference
|13 weeks 2 days ago||my vote||
OSU marching band. Best damn band in the land my pattoutie
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I grew up on||
a 600 acre apple farm. One of the "farm trucks" was a 1982 Chevy Luv truck (think S-10 sized) with a 1.8L diesel, and a manual transmission. Starting about the time I was 14 or so, my Dad would drive it down to the house at the end of his work day and the ask me to go park it in the barn for him. He never cared that what should have been a 5 minute trip always took me about 45.
Second place comes in the form of the fleet of 80s Chevettes that were owned by a pizza shop I worked at in college. Nice thing was the owner of the pizza shop also owned about half of the other businesses in the small college town, and the pizza mobiles were unmistakable. The police didnt bother us much. I even got let go after getting pulled over doing 51 in a 25 right through the middle of downtown Bowling Green one morning aroundt 2.