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|4 days 3 hours ago||Well I'm convinced.||
This is a great defense of clearly indefensible actions.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Well||
If he/she is eating at desk during class, while being given a lesson, the teacher has every right to enforce rules like "don't eat while in class". It's a very simple thing. The teacher is the authority in their room. They have every right to set and enforce rules like that for their classroom. Whenever a parent confronts on something as simple as this, it undermines the teacher's authority. Now, certainly some rules are clearly crossing the line, and parents should have the right to question the teacher's classroom rules. But in this case? Sigh.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Also relevant to this thread||
|4 days 5 hours ago||Nah||
I prefer Bendeflategateghazi.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Right||
But usually you don't hold press conferences and make news cycles out of a speeding ticket. That's kind of the point here. It's curious why the NFL and ESPN have latched so hard on this storyline, if only because the news thrives on "controversies", no matter how small. Judging by the number of threads on the subject here - a football blog not covering the NFL or based in either super bowl city location - seems to indicate that it's working.
If the investigation found any wrongdoing, even just a bit of negligence, GREAT! Give the Pats a paltry fine and move on. Like a speeding ticket.
But anyone comparing this in any way to "Spygate" is just...ugh.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Hurray!||
Much more ado about nothing.
Maybe Tom told Bill that he would be able to handle the specific questions about "deflategate"?
Nah, that's crazy talk. THREW HIM UNDER THE BUS I SAY!
That Bill Bellichek. What an evil bastard.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Hell no. Hell fucking no.||
I'm astonished at the general OUTRAGE though. I suppose I shouldn't be. But still...I know we love to hate the Pats as a nation, but fucking really? A few balls were slightly under inflated for a half and that sudden enables them to win by 30 points? Get a fucking grip people.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Wow||
I hope the university destroys the frat responsible for this. It's embarrassing to the university and by the looks of it seems like zero-tolerance policy should be enforced. $50K seems almost a small amount...they're lucky the hotel doesn't sue them for more.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Lol||
Don't even care anymore...now it's just comical. Suuuuuuuure Rex Ryan was a better hire. You keep telling yourself that, John Clayton.
|5 days 6 hours ago||No||
But I'm sure they're fully aware that temperature differences change the pressure of the footballs. They've been playing football for decades in all kinds of weather...they'd know just by experience.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Well||
There's no assumption on either end of WHERE the balls were inflated. The difference could simply be from the Colts inflating them outside and the Pats doing it in a very warm room and bringing them outside.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Right||
And I'm sure NE is exclusive to its cheating ways.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Still doesn't address the issue||
The refs touch the ball after literally every play. The Colts had opportunities all day long to bring this to the refs attention. But somehow its all the Patriots fault? This is no more an issue than a botched penalty in the first quarter. Totally irrelevant to the outcome of the game.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Good Lord||
This is the biggest nonissue that I have ever seen blown out of proportion in football. Would there be nearly as much "controversy" if the team with the under inflated balls was not named New England?
|6 days 7 hours ago||Yup||
The NFL made a very important step in the right direction when they changed the rule so that a TD was the only way that gave you an instant-win.
|1 week 3 hours ago||HOnestly||
Tomsula makes Brady Hoke look eloquent. Yeesh. It's almost insulting to Hoke to make that comparison.
Good luck, San Francisco fans.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Yup||
I imagine that a good chunk of the NFL coaches who are moderately successful would SUCK at the collegiate level. Off the top of my head, Jason Garrett is one guy who I think would not be a good college coach, despite his success in the NFL.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Second thought...||
So I guess by that logic, he thinks Urban Meyer and Nick Saban are taking the easy way out too, huh? I mean, they've each already won at least three national championships, and neither has successfully coached in the NFL...so, wouldn't staying at Bama and OSU be taking the "easy way out" too?
Oh wait, he likes Meyer?
Logic is fun!
|1 week 4 hours ago||Uhhhhhh||
"You're guaranteed by just showing up that you're going to win eight or nine."
Well, that's certainly a very good point.
Minus the part where that's not even remotely true.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Yeah||
I mean, did Dallas go under investigation because the refs blatantly screwed up a pass interference call? Hell no.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah||
I'm not sure why you prioritize a bad loss over all else. You forgot the fact that not only did OSU win their conference, THEY PLAYED AN EXTRA GAME! And not against a nobody either. It was a top 25 matchup, and a championship game! That extra game at the end of the season, to me, outweighs the difference between a bad early-season loss and a close mid-season loss. It sucks for TCU, but that's a Big 12 problem, not a playoff-system problem. The Big 12 couldn't even decide who was its "one true champion".
Now, had that loss to Va Tech been in week 12 instead of week 2, there's a closer argument for letting TCU in over OSU, but it's still hard in that situation to reconcile the fact that OSU played an extra game when TCU did not.
|1 week 4 days ago||If it's really that big of a deal||
Then to compensate, they can mandate that teams are only allowed up to 11 regular season games instead of the current 12. Get rid of that extra cupcake, and give the players a bye week instead. If wear and tear is that big of an issue with adding the extra two games, it's really an easy fix.
|1 week 4 days ago||You say it like it's fact.||
And it is not.
|1 week 4 days ago||Personally||
Personally, I think Mariota has a better chance to succeed despite being a system guy, if only because of his intelligence. Jameis may be able to read defenses at the collegiate level, but that doesn't automatically mean it translates to the NFL, where D's will excel at deception and messing with a QB's mind. I don't see Winston being able to handle it. Mariota, on the other hand, might just possess the same type of intelligence that makes Wilson such an effective QB.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You can't be serious||
He wasn't excellent at Texas. He was adequate. Which I should hope so given the talent he had to work with and his familiarity with the team and program at the time.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||It tells me nothing||
That's one game. One damn game. If we judged Devin by one game, his first, then he would have had a Heisman by now. Mortis may very well be a flameout, but we do not have nearly enough info to conclude that yet.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Btw||
The team number thing is great, because it gets players and recruits excited. I do not care who originated it...frankly if it was a Hoke-only thing I would still say keep it, because it's cool. But as others have pointed out, Hoke was far from the first to use the "Team XXX" thing.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Man||
People will bitch and moan about anything, won't they?
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||Not surprising||
Don't know that it warranted a suspension...but you know what? Stop fucking stepping, stomping, and doing generally stupid nonsensical after-the-whistle bullshit, and the league never even has a chance to suspend you. Act like a fucking professional.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||But...but...but...||
According to every NFL reporter ever, his heart has always been in the NFL, and is apparently still in the NFL.
Screw the supposed "high road". Those assclowns were wrong and deserve to be called out for it now that it's official.
And you know what? Let's rub it in the face of Cowherd while we're at it. He took a shot at Michigan's supposed "arrogance" for thinking we know more than anyone else (read: national media and NFL guys). You know what? We were right, damnit. We were right the whole damn time. If that makes us arrogant, then fine. But at least our arrogance meant something...unlike those protecting "The Shield" (tm).