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|4 hours 27 min ago||Always Denard||
I can't think of anyone who was more of a joy to watch play, and sports are supposed to bring joy, amongst other things. So Denard, first, last, and always.
|13 hours 31 min ago||I'd decommit if that happened||
Say I was looking for a new job. A recruiter calls me up, we talk for 15 minutes. He tells me that I sound like a perfect candidate, and I should go to a job fair in a week where they would interview me for a position. I'm psyched! The job and the company both sound great! Mentally I'm already visualizing myself working there!
But then something comes up, and I can't make it to the job fair (I was traveling to it and my flight was canceled.) I call the recruiter to let him know, and he says not to worry about it, we'll work something out. Then, a week after the job fair, I get a letter in the mail saying: "Dear Blusalt, It was a pleasure speaking with you last week at the job fair. We are pleased to offer you a position with our company." Signed by someone higher up at the company than the recruiter.
Now, we'll assume it's a legit company and not a scam, and after some follow-up I determine it was a clerical error. The recruiter apologizes, insists they are still interested, and will pay for my expenses to come to a real interview. I'd probably still go to the interview, but certainly that excitement I had earlier where I envisioned myself working there would have worn off, and it's no guarantee I accept the job if offered for real this time. Certainly not if I have other options, which (to complete the metaphor), Aubrey Solomon does. They'd have a chance to bring that excitement back when I was there, but that company who's closer to where I live suddenly seems much more appealing.
|4 days 11 hours ago||And it's not like one occurred when he was young||
If he's 45 now, that means he was arrested when he was probably 33 and 38. And there's no way he's unlucky and the only three times he's driven drunk were the times he was caught. For sure there have been plenty of instances when he got away with it between 2004 and 2016 (and presumably pre-dating 2004 as well.)
The only lesson he can teach players is how NOT to learn from one's mistakes. I'd be very disappointed if Michigan kept him on staff were he a coach here. Very disappointed.
|1 week 4 hours ago||You're right! How could I miss it??||
Outstanding = Awesome
|1 week 5 hours ago||Read it again||
His transitive property says Extremely Good = "To a Very Great Degree of Good". Shortened, that would be very good.
So Outstanding = Excellent
Outstanding = Very Good
|1 week 5 days ago||You should choose MA||
If your wife passes the MTEL exams (teaching certification test) she can have a five-year license while she teaches and takes the required courses she'll eventually need. So she can do as you hope -- work and take classes simulatenously.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Guy doesn't know that Ryan Glasgow is a player to watch||
That's a bit of a miss.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Correct||
The TV stations haven't been owned by the cable company (or vice versa) for a few years.
Also, Time Warner Cable was just sold to Charter, so now everyone can complain about Charter instead.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||I was most interested in the third bullet point||
"We expect you to continue to strive for excellence as a student and as an athlete; this scholarship should serve as motivation towards continued growth, not an excuse to become complacent." Was this language around last year, or is this the Swenson paragraph? Anyone know?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That explains a lot||
Although after this presentation, I'm pretty convinced this man doesn't have poor judgment. He's just a chauvinist moron.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't see them being better than the 5 seed||
Love them or hate them, Cavs are still number 1.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Yes you are||
When we win the National Championship, that QB is going pro.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, they do||
But sometimes players have an agent for contracts and an agent for endorsements.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The salary cap had little to do with it||
With the exception of Crawford's deal, every other salary was defined by the rookie scale or a cheap contract signed last year (GR3), so they wouldn't get any bounce. Trey and THJ will both be free agents next year, so we'll see if they're able to cash in on some of the big pay days with an even larger cap. They'll both probably be restricted free agents, however, which can sometimes suppress deals. Stauskas, McGary, and Levert, who will still be on their rookie scale contracts, are in line for modest raises.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I thought I could ignore my appendix||
Firstly, Hatter, I'm glad you're okay.
I was 24, and had already been blessed with kidney stones, so when my abdomen started hurting, I assumed that's what it was. I had a couple leftover oxy from the prior bout a year earlier, so I took those and went to a going away party for a friend. At about 4 am, after the oxy had worn off, I was in a lot of pain, but kept insisting I was fine and the kidney stone would pass. But my friends pretty much forced me into a car and took me to the ER. Lo and behold, my appendix had not much time left in it. If I had one more dose of painkillers, I might never have made it to the ER.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||They definitely test for it||
First offense is a warning and you get placed into a program.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||If it's for 5 games||
It's for marijuana. Other drugs get much heftier suspensions per the CBA.
Also, it means it was either his second or third positive test as an NBA player (depending whether or not they counted his college test as his first infraction.)
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Still can't log in||
I really need to get my Pokedex up before paternity leave ends!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||David Cameron||
I know, no politics.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||We better win the national championship in 2019||
All of our toughest opponents at home, and either Peters in his 4th year or McCafffrey in his third year at QB. Probably no Gary tho. :(
|7 weeks 1 day ago||They had 4 top 5 picks||
Never forget Anthony Bennett!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Good luck to them||
But that team is totally on the mediocrity treadmill. They'll finish somewhere between 7th and 11th in the East, and have zero cap space next year.
I hope Trey looks good in the minutes he gets, and then gets to go to an organization that knows what they want to do.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It is||
But at the same time, the Wizards don't know what they want right now. That is a team that for two years planned to make a run at Durant, and then couldn't even get a meeting with him. Then they skipped out on the first two days of free agency hoping to get Horford, even though they needed a small forward more than anything. And then when they missed Horford, they spent most of their money ($16 mil a year) on a backup center, at a time when more and more teams are playing Beilein ball and playing small forwards at the 4 and power forwards at the 5.
Anyway, I wish Trey Burke the best, and remind him that DJ Augustin just signed for $29 million. But the Wizards will be a tough place to get back on track, and I hope he winds up somewhere else, like Brooklyn.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It's something||
But it wasn't a very valuable pick -- a second-rounder in 2021. But as a DC resident, I'll be excited to see him when I watch my Celtics crush the Wizards.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Chesson was a state track champion himself in high school||
It's not beyond the pale to believe that Chesson, who is two years older, could have beaten Jabrill in a head-to-head race last summer. Both are very fast.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Please delete your account||
It's better for all parties.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Northern Ireland is gone||
Irish Reunification will happen.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||The U.K. is the sixth-largest economy, I believe||
There's naturally going to be some spillover to other economies from the recession they just voted for themselves. And there is also concern this will be the first of many votes to leave the EU, which would cause a continental-wide recession and lowered long-term economic potential, which will definitely affect the global economy.
The next few days will likely lead to some overselling. It's certainly a bad day to buy. But I wouldn't expect a quick snap back to market levels prior to the Brexit.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Me too||
So did the Seattle Times (with a caveat that he was still taking visits).
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Saw it in March||
I had incredibly high expectations, and they were blown away! I can't stop listening. If I ever one the Powerball, I'm fairly sure I'd blow the entire prize on seeing Hamilton every night. I can't think of a better way to spend it.
Enjoy it in February!