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Blue in Yarmouth
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|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Dude we get it....||
You smoke weed....you're cool and stick it to the man and all that. rules are rule, like it or fu*king lump it, it's up to you but deal with the consequences when they come. Go smoke a blunt and stop arguing this point. We all know you want pot legal.
For me, i couldn't care less. I have many friends who smoke it and can see arguments for and against but until it is legalized it is perfectly acceptable for people to be punished for violation of those laws/rules. Hell, I bet even if it does become legal most NCAA teams will have rules against the use of it and then you'll really blow your fu*king top.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I know I don't live in the USA...||
so I can't speak to what goes on there, but in Canada you would never get away with testing someone for drugs use, alcohol, tobacco or anything else prior to hiring. If you tried you would get a discrimination law suit slapped on you so fast it would make your head spin.
The only time time testing prior to hiring is allowed is if it is a bonafide job requirement (i.e. if you are a labourer you may have to do a some form of physical testing prior to hire to make sure you can perform the job).
Honestly, if addiction is an illness you can refrain from hiring someone because of it, at least in Canada. Clearly a form of discrimination.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How do you get....||
more personal than climbing trees and sleeping over at a recruits house? No offense meant, I like most of your input on the board. I agree there is a difference betwen the way Hoke and Harbaugh do things but if climbing trees for little girls and sleeping over at recruits houses isn't about building relationships then I don't know what is. I think Harbaugh builds pretty colid relationships with recruits and their families as well.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||As a cardiologist....||
and a guy who knows many doctors in other specialties I have to say that is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard...I'm not saying it's impossible that there's a surgeon out there who may have the same personality traits as a serial killer but that doesn't mean most do or that mst Doctors specialize in something they have a fetish for.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||For me...||
I agree that I don't believe the linesmen get the calls wrong too foten so I'm not sure anything is required personally, but if something like this did take place then I would suggest the remedy is simple:
The ref plays the advantage. If a goal is scored before the advantage is ended then you go and review the play to see if it is offside. If it isn't scored immediately than the offside really had no bearing on the match and play would be allowed to continue. This would only apply to close calls and egregious offsides would be called right away.
The only thing you are worried about with offside is that it directly results in a goal. If that doesn't happen and the defense has time to set up but the other team still ends up scoring I would argue it wasn't the offside that caused the goal, but the other teams inability to defend.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||1000% agree||
Almost every other league in world football has 3-4 teams that can compete at a very high level and is then littered with teams that couldn't compete in the Championship division of english football. There isn't near the pairty in other leagues as there is in England and if you filled the bottom 2/3's of the EPL with the bottom 2/3's of other leagues you would see just how terrible they are.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Really...||
What do you mean by the Yankees of the EPL? Do you mean they buy their way to the title, because that is absolutelynot the case. Few clubs have a better history of bringing players up through their youth academy than Man U does. You want the Yankees of the EPL look across the road to city who literally have bought their way to the top. Lots of lazy fans believe this and its crap. Sir Alex has a long history of bringnig players up through the ranks of the academy, not buying championships. Dislike them all you want, makes no difference to me, but at least find a real reason.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||-1 for Ohio State||
-1 for Ohio State....Fair is fair.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Who said that?||
I never said I'm a big time coach, I said I have coached for years and not in the big time at all, but your duty to the athletes remains the same. I don't watch over them 24/7, much of that work is left to the school and other teammates/students, but when I hear about a problem with x player I look into it. if i find out its true they are held accountable and if it is an issue where a criminal offense has taken place I would 100% turn that over to the police. How are you even debating this?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Serious question...||
Have you ever coached anything before? I have been coaching for a number of years (not football) and when you select a player on your team you're responsible for more than just their development as an athlete. If I ever suspected some of my players were up to no good I wouldn't wait for police to tell me, I would do some investigating myself. I owe that to the players and their parents. I don't care who the player was, if I found out they had been breaking the law they would be disciplined whether they had been charged with anything or not.
You seem to be suggesting that Briles shouldn't have acted because police didn't. If he knew, or even suspected any of these players were doing these things he should have investigated himself and responded accordingly depending on his findings. Maybe he should have contacted police and some of these things wouldn't have happened.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with you in part...||
a coach shouldn't have to babysit players 24/7. But when a coach becomes aware that some of those kids he isn't supposed to babysit have done things such as this the coach is responsible for doing the right thing, like kicking them off the team, not cover it up. When they choose that option firing is the only course of action that can be taken.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||It's been 6 years...||
It's been 6 years since I lost my best friend. My Father and I had always had a great father/son relationship but once I got in my twenties it changed to include being best friends as well. We did everything together. We would fish, hunt, go four wheeling and just hang out. I even bought an old house so that the two of us could rennovate it in an effort to spend more time together.
He had kidney failure and required a transplant. My mother was luckily a suitable donor and gave Dad one of hers. It all went well and for about 6 months he did very well. Then during a snow storm he had a heart attack and was taken to hospital. Again, everything turned out okay and he waited in hospital unit he could have a test to determine how badly his ateries were blocked.
The night before the test he and I were talking and he was saying how he couldn't wait for spring to go to the camp and fish. He wanted to try fly fishing this year, something he had never done. We were both excited and at the end of our conversation he said, "I feel better than I have in years".
I kissed him goodnight and told him I loved him and went home, anxious to hear how his test went. The next morning at 6 am my phone rang and it was my sister. She was crying so hard I couldn't understand what she was saying until she finally stop long enough to get it out. I remember that moment like it was yesterday. I collapsed on my bathroom floor and felt as though my entire life was crashing down around me.
Some many things bother me about losing my Father but one of the worst was the fact that he was alone in a hospital when it happened. The fact I wasn't there still haunts me today,.
As far as dealing with it goes...I don't know man. There still isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of and miss him like crazy. When I visit his grave I still find tears running down my face. It's something you never get over, you just learn to cope a little better. Really sorry for your loss my friend.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Not dudes...||
they aren't even just guys....
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Having been there...||
Having played sports at a very high level (not football, hockey) and having seen the varying work ethic of hundreds of elite athletes I think you are wrong.
Many times you run into elite athletes that, throughout their entire life, have been far better than their competition without having to put in much effort to get there. The game just came naturally to them and they coasted along with a lax attitude regarding the work they needed to do. I was one of those people.
For guys like me (and i'm sure many of the D-1 athletes) getting that far was easy. It's tgetting to the next level that requires the work. The desire to just float along, doing just enough to get by is tempting when contrasted with the hard work and effort that needs to be put in to get to that next level...the "greatness" level.
I wouldn't doubt for a second that many people on the team were in the "just happy to be here" boat and the previous staff didn't do anything to address that mentality. It was, by all accounts, a coutry club atmosphere, fun and games. When you are placed in an atmosphere like that the drive to get better erodes and you're left with complacency.
Eveyone that knew me growing up thought I was a sure fire NHLer. I didn't get their because the desire to be great just wasn't there. I was happy being the big fish in a small pond and once I got to the CHL I just did what I had to do to stay therewithout putting forth the effort to get to the next level and as a result never got drafted or played in the NHL.
My point is that a lack of desire can easily creep in when you aren't pushed hard enough and I wouldn't dismiss what Desmond says out of hand. If he (or any other elite athlete) tells you he sees a lack of desire with a team I'm going to believe what he said because i've seen the same thing in other instances.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||....||
beaten to the punch
|9 weeks 3 days ago||No offense...||
but if you really believe that than I don't think you haved followed the premier league for very long. As the OP pointed out, there are only a select few teams that have EVER won the EPL. The foxes were a hair from being relegated last season season and not even being in the EPL this year. A team like this winning any of the soccer leagues around the world has NEVER happened.
You compare it to college football. If you are making a real comparison the Foxes wouldn't be a middle of the pack power 5 team if you are making the comparison based on resources available to them. They wouldn't even be an App. St. Add to that that in CFB you play 12 games per year and it would be much easier for a team of lesser talent to make a run at the CFP than an EPL team sustaining that over the course of an entire season.
Compare Man UTD (who I cheer for in the EPL) with the Foxes. Man Utd in 4 transfer windows under LVG have spent over 300 million pounds on transfers. 300 MILLION! Some one could probably buy the LC team for less than that.
You're selling this feat terribly short. There isn't one sane person on the planet that has followed the EPL for any length of time that would have ever even predicted LC would make the CL next year, never mind win the EPL. I would bet most knowledgeable fans would have said there would have been a better chance of LC being relegated than getting a top 4 spot.
The chances that this would happen are far less than the scenarios you presented.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I enjoyed Tim||
I enjoyed Tim somewhat when he was here but I never understood the love for Brown. I didn't find he ever added much of anything to any particular conversation and to this day he hasn't changed my opinion. Meh, not that I don't like the guy I obviously don't even know him...I just never understood what the fuss was about.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting...||
As a person who played in the Q and then played Canadian college hockey afterward I find this interesting. Doesn't the NCAA prohibit major junior players from playing college hockey? Simon Fraser must have adopted that same policy to join the NCAA correct? Probably a silly question for most but as a previous player I find it interesting is all.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Buddy, you're wrong||
Let it go.You implied that Detroit isn't as dangerous as several other cities and actually stated a few that from a statistical perspective are far less dangerous.
Just because you feel safe in Detroit doesn't negate the numerous murders and crime in general that take place in that city. You're making a fool of yourself.
When you're wrong you should just admit it, apologize and move on rather than doubling down and looking like a complete twat.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||You missed it...||
What are you smoking weed right now??? (hehehe, just kidding). But seriously, you missed my point.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||This is getting old...||
Listen, I won't lie and say that I haven't indulged in the smoking of weed in my day. I'll also say that, like many others, I don't believe weed is much of a health risk, certainly no more so than things like alcohol. The thing is, no matter how much many of you don't like it weed is still illegal in most of the USA and Canada. That fact renders the "he smoked weed, who gives a shit" pointless. The law does.
There are probably many laws on the books that people disagree with but the fact is they are laws, hence it makes doing those things illegal. Not to mention that employers can make their own rules as to what is acceptable behavior and what isn't.
If a person can't refrain from certain types of behavior that either the law or their employer deems unacceptable that says something about the person. If he's willing to put his millions of dollars at risk to smoke a little weed I'd say he a) has an issue with the drug and b) doesn't know how to set priorities.
Either way, the "it's only weed, who cares" defense is ridiculous.
|13 weeks 16 hours ago||No offense....||
but I find that hard to believe. I mean, it could be true, I just find it hard to believe. I see how quiet we are at games compared to SEC games and find it hard to believe if our fans were even = to the Alabama fans that we would be as loud never mind outnumbered 4 to 1. It would be nice if we were that loud though...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||About 9 years ago my wife,||
About 9 years ago my wife, sister in law and I took a trip to the UK. The flight arrived early so the car that we were picking up from the rental company wasn't quite ready to go but we were in a rush because we were driving to Scotland that day.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||My favorite Christmas present||
My favorite Christmas present ever was the year the Nintendo came out and I got one for Christmas and it isn't even close. I was like 13 so just at the right age and I still look back on that Christmas with fondness.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||It doesn't have to be||
It doesn't have to be charitable organizations either. I usually try to find families in my area that are in need and give directly to them, it usually isn't hard to find out what they need and all of it goes to the people who need it.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Great post.||
|28 weeks 3 hours ago||I'm sipping on strongbow gold||
I'm sipping on strongbow gold cider. Ok who am I kidding...I'm guzzling it like a pro!!
|28 weeks 1 day ago||yeah...||
and everybody murders but I'm equally against that as well.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Why!||
Why are you tweeting recruits?
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I agree...||
and in Canada it doesn't work like that. My father-in-law owned several grocery stores and at one he had a meat cutter who came to work several times drunk. He was sent home each time and after the third time he was let go. He fired him because he thought it was too dangerous to have him come to work and operate the band saw and other machines while intoxicated and had no idea he was an alcoholic. He got taken to court and was forced to pay the guy a years salary because he had an illness and wasn't accomodated.