the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|3 days 5 hours ago||I know you asked Brian....||
but there are two corner positions as well. Taylor will be a Junior this year and Countess will be a RS Sophmore I believe, so when Peppers sets foot on campus we will have a Senior and RS Junior at the corner spots. If Peppers is as good as advertised I could see him pulling off what Dymonte is doing this year in overtaking a senior with years of experience in R.Taylor.
This is just a guess, but that is what I was thinking would be Peppers track to the field, not at nickle or safety. Then again, there are far more football saavy people here than me that might differ with my opinion.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Could well be...||
The average onset of schizophrenia in men is 18 and young isn't a great deal older than that. Whether schizophrenia or something else though, it's clear there is something that is troubling this kid and I, for one, hope he gets the help he needs to have some sort of normal life.
|4 days 7 hours ago||If only....||
I would love to go. I have family in Wales and love stopping in London everytime I travel there. I will say that you can do London at a reasonable cost if you lok hard enough. The tube is great in London as well. Of all the big cities I have been in the London tube is the best underground/subway system I have ever used. It would be a great trip and I hope anyone going enjoys the city as much as I do. Good luck!
|4 days 11 hours ago||I really wish...||
There have been a lot of comments on this thread that made me wish that pos bangs were back in effect. Yours, however, along with a few others have given me a yearning for the negbangs.
|4 days 11 hours ago||You're new....||
so I won't be too harsh about it, but on this blog people don't enjoy the whole O$U, Suckeyes, etc and I'm pretty sure they won't like the whole cOckSUckers one either. Also, I have no idea what your pOSU means. Anyway, you've been made aware, take the advice or leave it. I just wanted to let you know.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Not saying much...||
I'd believe O.J. Simpson over Dantonio.
|4 days 12 hours ago||You know you're on your way....||
You know you're on your way to stardom when your video is shot almost exclusively in a baby barn. Dude is going to make millions.
|4 days 12 hours ago||I just don't see it...||
This is a coach who basically takes guys right from being in Jail to the practice field with no suspension whatsoever, never mind kicking them off the team. Now he wants people top believe he pulled a guys scholly for smokin' a little pot?
full disclosure I didn't watch the video so there may be worse things on that, but from the comments that what it seems to be.
This coach has a LONG track record of being extremely understanding of players poor behaviors. From players putting mob style beatings on engineers to the aforementioned welcoming a player back in the fold immediately after getting out of jail for fall practice. I just don't buy that he pulled this guys scholarship for this. It just doesn't seem to go along with his long history we know to be true.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think....||
that was Larry Coker at Miami (ytm). I could be mistaken though.
|1 week 4 days ago||All talk I've been hearing||
Everything I have heard points to Mourinho being the successor. Now I'm not sure if that's just wishful thinking or an actual possibility, but that is what is being talked about more than any other person I have heard. Also, there was even talk about that about halfway through the season (Mourinho being the next in line) prior to Sir Alex even hinting that he would step down, so there might be something to it.
As a Man U fan, he is the only one that I can think of that could come in and have even a glimmer of hope of keeping Man U on a similar trajectory. He has proven to be able to handle the big name players and egos and has managed teams of similar financial resources, so I think he would be the only manager that I wouldn't want to jump of a cliff when he was named. I guess only time will tell though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Just curious....||
If they don't have "much of anthing to do with" it, then what does? We have had two players in the relatively recent past who likely (or in one case definitely) would have gone number 1 in the draft and chose to return for their last year of eligibility in Jake Long and Taylor Lewan. If you don't think loving the school and having a good head on their shoulders plays a role, then what do you think does? My point is some people make the choice to stay, so why is that in your opinion.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm pretty sure....||
I'm pretty sure people were saying the same thing about Taylor Lewan weren't they? I mean, he would have gone first overall as well and he stayed. My point is people on sites like this can speculate all they want but the bottom line is it's speculation and you should throw words around like "there is no possible way". I mean let's be honest...you have no more clue what DG will do than any other guy off the street. Speculations is fine, but you shouldn't try to frame like you know exactly what will happen in things like this, because usually the players themselves don't even know until the last minute. Just sayin'.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||In all honesty....||
If you have two tickets and are serious about selling them let me know becuase I have literally ached for the opportunity to attend "the game" since I became a fan 30 years ago and because of geography haven't had the chance. I'd pay whatever you think they are worth. Honestly dude, you'd make a guys 30 year dream come true!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I get what you're saying...||
I think I am not expressing what I want to say very well so I'll try one last time. I have all the same issue with what has happened as you do and agree 100% with what you are saying. I also don't have nearly as good a grasp on all the politics that go on in situations like this (which you seem to from your posts).
But when I read posts like yours it seems that they are saying (to me at least) that in a perfect world this is what should happen. My point is just that we don't live in a perfect world, so would people in west making a big stink about what happened in Bangladesh make Adidas more accountable and have them clean up their act or would it cause them to close up shop and move to another unfortunate country where they could simply do the same things?
If the answer is they would clean up their act than I would be behind it 100%. If it meant that Bangladesh would develop labour laws and protect their workforce that would be fantastic. But if the answer is they would simply pack up and move (which seems more likely in my admittedly limited understanding) than all that would be accomplished is many people becoming unemployed.
Anyway, I just wanted to make my point more clear in that I agree with everything you're saying. I just wonder whether in the reality of the situation these changes people speak of are all that likely to come to pass or if they are just a fantasy, and pushing will just leave lots and lots of people out of work. I want to be clear...It's the people I am concerned about, not any of these companies that exploit them.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't agree entirely....||
but you are absolutely correct in that plays involving extreme force happen far more frequently in football (at some positions) than they do in hockey. The main issue would be at the line of scrimage. Those guys go at it pretty much the entire game while others mainly take on contact when they have the ball.
In hockey I think you are diminishing the hits they take somewhat, but I do agree that there is more in football. If we are talking stictly the NHL than I would agree, but in junior hockey there are far hits of all varieties (from the simple pinning to the boards behind the net to the violent open ice collisions).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Possibly some.....||
Who knows, you might be right in that there could be some posters on here who are incapable of making judgements about about person based on said persons actions. I would bet however, that the vast majority of people on this site that dislike Dave Brandon decided to do so all on their own. Let's be honest here...it isn't like the guy hasn't made enough questionable decisions/comments to warrant some people thinking he's a bit of an ass.
Some people like the guy and some people don't, but just because people disagree with your stance on something doesn't make them a bunch of mindless sheep. That's a pretty condescending attitude if you ask me.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry if your post...||
Sorry if your post wasn't directed at me but I am having a difficult time figuring out who is responding to whom in this thread.
I will say that if it was me it was directed at I absolutely don't agree with the exploitation of poverty to maximize profits. The only people I am concerned about in any of this are the people who have to live in these countries.
I couldn't care less if adidas went under tomorrow, or any other company who takes part in these practices. I also couldn't care less if I had to pay extra for a t-shirt if it meant these folks could make a better living doing what they do. My concern is what happens to these employees if we stop these companies?
I think the problem is we keep trying to compare what these people are making and the environments in which they are working to what we have here in North America...but they aren't in North America. Perhaps when compared to other workers in the same country these people might not feel as "exploited" as we like to think.
I guess what I am saying is maybe these people are happy with what they have. If that's the case, what right do we have to close down these shops and in so doing render thousands of people unemployed just because it doesn't align with what we think is "ethical"?
Again, what I have is questions, not answers but many here think they have the answers when really it just looks like they are making a lot of assumptions without any facts.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||But that isn't my question....||
What I asked was whether these jobs were really that much worse in terms of pay and working conditions than other jobs that people of that country have to pick from? If they are than that's one thing, shut them down. If they aren't though, and these people actually like the jobs and live well off the pay they receive (when comparing them to others in the same country) what does removing shops like this accomplish? Probably nothing more than putting a shit load of people out of work.
I would be all for Adidas and any other company who takes part in things like this to provide work here in North America because heaven knows there are plenty of people looking for jobs here. The problem then becomes what happens to all those people who were once under their employ in these third world countries?
I mean...it's easy for you or me to sit here and look down our noses at the money these people make when jobs pay so much more here. What I want to know is what THEY feel about it. Not you or me, but the people who are actually doing the work and getting the money. Do they feel exploited? I don't know the answer to that question but that is what I'm interested in not what some guy living in Chicago thinks about it.
You and I might think we're doing the right things and for the right reasons but those who are actually affected by the loss of these jobs might not thank us for taking food off their tables.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the info||
Thanks for the info on the documentary. I'll try to find that.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly...||
38 dollars per day (a totally hypothetical number, I know) there may be the equivelent of 200 dollars per day here when cost of living and other things are taken into account for all I know.
The poster Jblaze does offer some other ideas as to why this may be a problem that I hadn't really thought a lot about though, those being the working conditions, long hours and things of that nature.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I have an honest question...||
for people smarter and more in tune with the issue than me: If the west stops using these types of shops how do those working in them make a living? Again, I don't have the answer but it is a question I always find myself coming back to when I hear about these.
I would also like to know what the average income is in these countries to get an accurate estimation on just how poorly these people are getting paid in relation to their fellow countrymen.
One thing I can say is in the economic climate we find ourselves in today, jobs are jobs. Even in my country (which has faired pretty well through all of this economic turmoil) jobs are difficult to come by and when you look at places like Spain (30% unemployment rate) it really puts things in perspective.
So what I always wonder is if we shut these things down, what would that do to those who were employed there? Also, if the pay that they receive (though very low to us) was near the average pay people receive in that country...why is it such a bad thing?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I guess....||
I guess no one listened to Urban's talk about the big ten needed to recruit better besides Hoke. Heck....even Urban didn't take himself seriously.Maybe next time B1G recruiting is a topic and pointers are given out it should be Hoke doing the talking and Urban shutting his pie hole.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think someone mentioned this elsewhere.....||
but I think it is the first in the USA. As I said in my post, Stephane Richer (who was an NHL hockey player in the late 80's I believe) came out while still playing. I am pretty sure there is another NHLer who did as well, but since I don't know for certain I won't mention who I thought it was.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I see...||
but that doesn't really apply to me because don't live in the USA. Thanks for that though as it does help me understand why it is a big deal in your country.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks to each of you....||
Thanks for your insight. Again, coming from a small town I figured the environment I grew up in may not be indicative of the world at large. It's sad to me that people can't let others live their life in the manner they see fit so long as their personal choices don't impact others in a negative way. I'm not personally homosexual (NTTAWWT), but the idea that people are discriminated against or worse, victims of violence and hatred simply because of their sexual orientation is terrible.
Again, thanks for enlightening me even if that knowledge is sad to learn.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The NHL has had active players come out.....||
They aren't active now, but I can think of at least two who came out in the last two decades.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You are just the person to ask...||
Please forgive me and know that I don't mean any offense. Also, if you don't wish to answer the question please don't feel any obligation. I was going to ask someone above this question, but for them it would have been a guess but in your case it would be based on life experience.
So here goes...I ask this because I come from a small town and was raised by very understanding parents who preached not tolerance, but acceptance of all people. I was very naive as a child and figured my parents (as great as they were) were the norm and all families had parents as awesome as mine. It was only when I got older I realised they were the exception.
In our home and seemingly our community being gay was not a really big deal (I'm sure it felt like it was to the individuals, but the community at large was fine with it). People would come out and it would be accompanied by people essentially saying "really...that nice" and that would be the end of it.There has never been a hate crime or anything of that sort in our town (in the past 38 years anyway).
I have been around long enough now to know that the happenings of a small community can't always be used as an indication of what is happening in the rest of the world so this is why I want to ask someone who know. Is society in general still so homophobic or have we actually progressed some in the last 20 years? Are there still places in the USA/Canada where coming out could lead to severe discrimination and or violence to the individual?
Again, if you don't feel comfortable answering by all means ignore me. I just don't know a lot of people first hand who are gay and would like to educate myself as to what it's like in the rest of the world so I can better form my opinions.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This is a serious question....||
and not meant to be a slight in anyway, it's just really about my lack of knowledge surrounding the subject. Is this the first guy to come out in the NBA or something? I mean, in hockey there have a few players who came out (and some quite long ago, Stephane Richer (sp?) for one who played back in the late 80's if I remember correctly) with little fanfare and even less controversy.
I guess since in my little world where the thought of someone being gay stopped being surprising 25 years ago, it makes me wonder why this is such big news now? Maybe we are just really progressive here (I seriously doubt it but...) or something but I just figured professional sport was on the same level (in terms of acceptance and understanding) where homosexuality was concerned.
Again, I could be completely wrong here as I just never gave it much of a thought, but the idea that this happening is anywhere near Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier just seems off to me. Is this a big deal in 2013 (I mean to the public at large and professional sport, obviously it is a very big deal for this gentleman and his family).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sweet!||
Hopefully Peppers is moved by this and drops for UM in the very near future.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Well done.||
I hope your education serves you well and you are able to quickly find a career that compliments your years of study. Congratulations!