...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|3 hours 24 min ago||Yeah,||
but I'm still not tired of doing it.
|3 hours 28 min ago||Update:||
Michigan State did win.
|3 hours 37 min ago||"3"||
is a fickle mistress.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I have to be careful how I say this --||
but I always found the rape ewok emotionally satisfying. I never got over the irritation I felt when "Return" ended with a Disney-esque military frolic ending with a crushing triumph by teddy bears over a modern mechanized army. I had expected "Return" to continue a trajectory of growth in substance and weight extrapolated from "Empire Strikes Back," and I never forgave the teddy bears for crashing my party -- at the same moment that a romantic interest was going cold in the theatre seat next to mine. The combination of frankness and graphicallity imposed on the cursed cartoonish interlopers by your one-time avatar was gradually restoring my karmic balance with the frivolous furry rodents. I'm sorry I never acknowledged the healing powers of your avatar while it was still around; how we take the important things for granted.
I should have recognized Snoopy's flag from the images in the Wiki article on anarco-syndicalism. After reading the article, I am 75% certain that that is the closest established counterpart to my socio-economic convictions. Down with Madison's "minority of the opulent."
|5 days 2 hours ago||On first click||
I thought this was going to be a DB tribute to Kiss. I'm still grateful we didn't have to witness more Bumblebeez for the OSU game last year.
|5 days 2 hours ago||I got||
pretty restless with the succession of mishaps that led from four losses in a row in 2006-7 back to 7-6 this year, and my irritation spiked with 27 yards on 27 attempts. I thought firing RR after 3 was the first step on the road to ND status.
But I didn't want to stay angry. I was pretty much molified with the Borges-to-Nuss transition. If Hoke can't get it done, we'll see what happens next, but I'm content to take things one at a time. We already blew the 32-year bowl streak, which really doesn't mean that much now that bowls are a form of school-financed special olympics anyway. Elite we are not, so what's the hurry?
Looking at your new avatar -- is Snoopy a Sandinista? No politics!
|5 days 2 hours ago||I heard||
an unsourced anecdote that Pablo Casals used to throw up before every performance.
Along the same lines, I heard about a backstage ballet coach who would mark a dancer's face with magic marker if they didn't appear agitated or hyped enough before a performance. This would force them to go back downstairs and redo their entire make-up and then sprint to make it back to stage in time for the down-beat.
|1 week 22 hours ago||When will||
B1G refs start calling technicals on Crean and Izzo?
What a great night Morgan had to close out at Crisler, and just when we needed it as IU once again hit capricious and improbable numbers on FG and FT. Nice to beat them in spite of this wierdness, and at least in part on the back of an outstanding showing on the part of Morgan, a foundation of the Belein transition era.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Speaking||
of double . . .
|1 week 4 days ago||Wishful thinking?:||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||For a long list of reasons||
I thought RR was better than that, as well.
I was actually pleasantly surprised at the time at how principalled he appeared to be.
We will probably never know what went on, only that our case for apparent moral superiority is getting more tenuous every year that goes by.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Gibbons' recourse||
would have been not to force himself on a drunk woman in the first place.
Once he sent someone to the hospital as the result of a drunken sexual encounter, his student status is in an admittedly precarious condition.
If someone doesn't want to get in that situation, then they should probably avoid that kind of behavior, as demanding as that may seem.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yes.||
Embarrassingly obvious grubbing for money aside, I'm willing to bet that the beginning of the slide in student attendance can be dated to not before Oklahoma's legal victory over the NCAA over televising college football in 1984. The prior NCAA approach to limiting TV access to college football meant that the overwhelming majority of college games were unaffected by TV commercial time-outs and scheduling impositions; it also meant that ADs were primarily concerned with the stadium experience and not the TV market. The focus on TV income has made actual attendees of secondary importance and has put them out in the cold, metaphorically speaking.
I wonder if TV income makes it economically hypothetically possible to have football games without live audiences at all; if so, this economic reality is what modern fans are up against.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I suppose it depends.||
The first time I read the story, it sounded like this guy's wbb teams were a primary avenue to college scholarships for his players, but now I don't even see the statistics I thought I saw in there. It's a whole world I know nothing about. This is part of the reason I hesitate to judge the situation.
What are the in-demand fields these days? I'm about ready to file my doctorate in a safe place and start over.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Linked story includes this ad:||
Eww. I'll stay with the lisinopryl.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Once we turn college athletic scholarships||
into an avenue of social, economic and professional advancement, it's hard to blame parents for doing this.
Parents have moved their families to improve their kid's educational prospects for years, and no one has made it out to be a problem. Once you construct a reward system, people are going to respond to it.
I'm not familiar enough with this to say whether I think it's a problem, but it's hard for me to put the blame on parents who want the best for their kids.
And as long as Sabin is still allowed to coach, I have trouble blaming the coach there for working the system that is in place.
Edit: I realize this is HS, but college sporting scholarships are the object of the exercise.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The poop hit the fan when||
They play rough, don't they?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I did,||
and there was this:
I don't remember the last time I saw the word "flecked" paired with anything other than the adverb phrase "with spittle."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I thought||
everybody knew about his "Kramer" moment on the Jon Stewart show during the Helen Thomas flap:
You think you know someone, and then . . .
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It's not the same||
as a criminal finding.
I'm no lawyer, but all universities feel free to define the conditions under which they are willing to include someone in the university community, and is not unreasonable to extend prohibitions to include sexual encounters that include alcohol and have unpleasant outcomes, whether a rape is committed or not. I don't think its asking too much to ask someone to forgo these types of encounters as a price of participation in the life of the university, and I don't think there is doubt here that something of this nature transpired.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Technically,||
all government actions are "politics." "Politics," "policy" and "police" are all words derived from the Helenic words for city [polis] or citizen (ie, member of a city) and are more or less analagous to the Latin equivalent cognates -- "civics," "civility," "civilization," all derived from the Latin "civis." In general, the embracing idea is that it is everything involved in people coming out of the forest and abandoning the law of the jungle in favor of a community of people governed by a system of law.
In popular usage, the word "political" is also a term of disparagement used by all who have ever come out on the short end of an outcome involving decisions made by other people -- auditions, promotions, etc., as heard in the expression "it was all politics."
This is an ambiguity in the alternative senses of the word big enough to drive a truck through, and I'm not sure you're not toying with it.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Don't know what this means:||
A musician has a choice of scholarships and assistanceships in order to help finance an education toward a music degree. In both cases, progress toward a degree or meeting assistanceship obligations is a condition of maintaining the assistance.
This example is sort of contorted because much of this assistance is for post-graduate work. Anyone pursuing a higher degree in music is likely eyeing an academic career rather than playing in an orchestra. (There is also an historical split between the old conservatory system, aimed at producing players, and the university system aimed at producing scholars and researchers (and, in the US system, professors). The conflation of the two in the US is sort of an historical peculiarity.) In football, there are no post-graduate football scholarships, and, as far as I know, no academic careers built around football, except maybe John Bacon.
All this aside, a person on assistance for music school can do anything they want on the side as long as they maintain progress toward a degree or their assistanceship duties. A musician can audition for a performance organization at any time with or without a degree. I don't know, but I am willing to guess that the majority of symphony musicians have no doctorate, although many do.
I don't see why CFB players can't engage in gainful employment using or not using their expertise, or hire out for commercial endorsements or the like, as long as they maintain their scholarship responsibilities. This, I think, is artificial and wrong.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Saying||
M spends $800k ON each football player is like saying NASA spent $24 billion ON Neil Armstrong.
This money is spent to make the players more effective at their JOB.
In particular, as the historical examples cited above show, medical treatment has in the past had a tendency to go away when the player can no longer do his JOB, hence the necessity for a lawsuit in the first place ca. 1950.
"Amateurism" was stripped from the Olympics at around the time they were fully subjugated to money and TV; there is no analogy in that example to the role of the NFL in helping to superannuate "amateurism" as a device to maintain a defacto farm system.
In an undistorted market system, it is hard to sustain a legal rationale squaring "amateurism" with rampant commercialization as is the case with CFB these days.
WIKI's comment on "amateurism" in the Olympics ends with the following:
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Do you mean||
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Klingon:||
Qo' bitch, ghewmey yIjatlh, neH Ha' waq lace 'ej shit moq Sep! team vImuSHa'! DaH chaq QujmeH rur ghu'vam team laH Suq hoke Hoch lugh HochDaq!
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||It's happening||
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||The opposite.||
For one, I was thinking the exact same thing during the OSU game.
|8 weeks 9 hours ago||Technological naïveté, I guess.||
I've never texted in my life, and the heading apparatus looks credible enough to my untrained eye.
And I was hoping he had said all these things.
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Did you say "blue?"|
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You mean||