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|2 days 2 hours ago||Leach||
With a name like "Leach" ... all we then need is a running back named "Huckleby" and a fullback named "Davis" ... :-)
He'll have to change his name to "Riiiiickey" ... ala Ufer: "Riiiiickey Leach under center."
|4 days 20 hours ago||Or perhaps a virtual||
Or perhaps a virtual punt-returner.
Oooo ... "Cloud" kick returners! :-)
|6 days 11 hours ago||He's a no bullshit guy ...||
He's a no bullshit guy ... tells it like it is, and does so consistently. I think that goes a long way in rebuilding credibility and trust. Good for him.
I wonder if Magnus or Space Coyote was in the room? I think Magnus is a coach, but I'm not sure where. Not sure if SC is an active coach.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think that's excessively||
I think that's excessively harsh. He had his flaws, but he was a remarkable field strategist and tactician. In the early years of WWII it was the United States' strategy to pursue "Europe First," and allocate relatively little to the Pacific theater. Macarthur achieved a great deal with relatively little, and sought to fight battles without sacrificing men unnecessarily.
Patton might just as easily be called the most overrated, but I would not myself say that either. Each notable WWII general -- MacArthur, Patton, Bradley, Eisenhower, Marshall -- served in different ways. (Eisenhower was never a field commander, but his adroit handling of the politics of the alliance was masterful.)
In his time George McClellan might well have been the most overrated in all of American history. History casts a more harsh shadow on him now, but initially he was thought to be the savior of the Union cause. He proved anything but.
|1 week 1 day ago||I happen to be plowing||
I happen to be plowing through William Manchester's biography of MacArthur.
A very good book ... I highly recommend it.
In WWII, Macarthur had a strained relationship with the Navy, which is why it was largely (not exclusively) Macarthur and the Army that went up the island chains in the western Pacific while the Navy and Marines in the east. By all accounts he was a brilliant strategist ... making the most of what little resources the Pacific theater received from Marshall.
Like all great men of that caliber, he had his flaws. His hubris served him well in WWII. It did not serve him so well in Korea.
If anyone's interested in Churchill, William Manchester's three-volume "The Last Lion" is simply brilliant biography.
|1 week 3 days ago||How can he afford to do||
How can he afford to do this?
I wondered the same.
Follow the links and he claims 100% of the proceeds go to the STEP Foundation charity. I'll take him at his word ... and therefore, good for him.
100 days running across the country necessarily involves expense ... he likely has a shadow / support vehicle with him as well as at least one other person. Hotels, food, gas ... it adds up.
|1 week 3 days ago||Money donated is used to||
Money donated is used to leverage the existing organization's infrastructure. Sometimes they need arms and legs, but more often they need money to fund the operations.
(I have spoken to leaders of community outreach charities ... they would never turn away interested volunteers ... but often more energy is spent directing the volunteers than is spent serving the needy. If you've ever tried to coordinate a group of new volunteers, you'll know what I'm getting at there.)
However, if an organization states they need volunteers, then volunteering is a very good way to become personally involved. The multiplier effect there comes from more people speaking passionately about the cause ... which stirs others to get involved and/or contribute.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think that's a false||
I think that's a false equivalency -- one job vs. a more widespread donation campaign.
A more apt equivalency would be -- foster creation of many jobs vs. a widespread donation campaign.
I realize "Victor Valient" cited "one job" ... but it was qualified against the $10K goal. Your point suggested an equivalency between one job and potentially much more than $10K.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's a good day when we||
It's a good day when we reveal our secret lusts for 50's and 60's screen actresses.
I had a thing for Carolyn Jones (Morticia Addams). The slinky black dress killed me.
And if you'll permit me to go back to the 40's ... Donna Reed in "It's a Wonderful Life."
|1 week 3 days ago||Drevno||
Drevno I didnt expect fireworks from since he has been in CA for ages and is not known as an ace recruiter.
For whatever reason, I find video of Drevno the most compelling to watch. He has a certain quiet intensity. Definitely not the slick salesguy, but maybe he's the guy that gets the less flashy but talented offensive line guys in.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm guessing no ... the last||
I'm guessing no ... the last episode ended with Betty going to class, and she told Henry "It's what I always wanted to do." So I think that's it for her character ... we won't see any more of her, or her illness, or her passing.
My guess is we won't see Sally either ... we saw the last of her in the last episode where she read her mother's final letter to her.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I suspect we won't see Pete||
I suspect we won't see Pete or Trudy in this episode. Just like we won't see Joan. Those characters' stories are wrapped. Tonight we will see resolution of Roger, Peggy and Don.
I like your idea of Don giving up his assumed name and going back to Dick Whitman. That would be a meaningful redemption of his struggle all series long.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||A-10||
That would be the A-10 Thunderbolt II, or "Warthog", attack aircraft.
Based right here in Tucson ... at Davis Montham Air Force Base. They're described as a "plane built around a gun." We see them in the skies over Tucson quite frequently.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I once stood behind Mike||
I once stood behind Mike Wallace in a New Orleans taxi line. Tiny man.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Tucson, AZ||
(That is the classic view from on top "A Mountain." The U of A is in the background there.)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||So I'm down in Atlanta for||
So I'm down in Atlanta for work, and I'm talking to a 'Bama football fan here about college football in general.
He says, "Man, I worry about Harbaugh up at Michigan ... if he gets his recruiting going they could really make it hard for us down here."
Oh, and yeah ... looking forward to the HTTV!! :-)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I remember Colin Cowherd --||
I remember Colin Cowherd -- yeah, I know -- going on and on about how Manziel would be good because he's the same size as Russell Wilson. I recall screaming at my car radio "The difference is Wilson is smart, and Manziel is an idiot!"
Heaven help Mariotta if he goes to Cleveland. Buy body armor.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If the OP had a user account||
If the OP had a user account created four days ago and had 101 points, I'd be really suspicious of this. But the account was created in 2009.
My guess is he (or she) put up the OP, saw the pushback, and decided to sit the rest out.
I don't know what to make of this whole thing. I'm not inclined to give to requests I don't have some knowledge of or connection to.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"Where's the threat?" Umm ...||
"Where's the threat?"
Umm ... in Ann Arbor, Mark ... in Ann Arbor.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Very interesting Friday ...||
Very interesting Friday ... can't wait to see how all this plays out.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||His signature line --||
His signature line -- "Sincerely yours in football" -- is a middle-finger salute to those who take exception to his comments about football being a last bastion of toughness for men.
There's an ocean of people who love football, love what it is and stands for, and agrees with Harbaugh about the role football can play in a young man's development.
This is Harbaugh telling the PC crowd: "I make my stand right here."
I love it.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Wrestling, boxing ... those||
Wrestling, boxing ... those are individual sports. Tough, yes; but the teamwork component is not there as much* as football.
Of all the mainline sports, hockey might approach football in terms of physicality and teamwork requirements.
Rowing is a sport that is *all* about coordinated teamwork. It requires a great deal of physical endurance. But to my knowledge they do not require protective gear. ;-)
* I understand wrestling is a team sport in terms of scoring.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This reminds me of a debate I||
This reminds me of a debate I had with my cousin many years ago.
If mental toughness is the key attribute of competitive endeavor, does that mean chess players are athletes?
When compared to, say, football, the argument seems silly. But compare it to golf. Golf is in large measure (not exclusively) a mental game. Who's the better athlete, a championship chess player or a championship golfer?
Things get really interesting when one brings technology into the question. Computers can play chess better than most humans. I'd be willing to bet the technology is there to make a robot swing a golf club with more precision than a human. (Getting a robot into position in a tough bunker shot is another matter, though presumably if the robot is really good they wouldn't be in the bunker in the first place.)
Which is why I come back to football.
Football is gloriously rough, physical, yet almost poetic. NFL Films did the right thing by slowing down the action and putting classical music under the scene. It's just a beautiful thing to watch a well-executed football play.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Agree ... though to||
Agree ... though to pick-the-nit a little, anyone who was inclined to not like football would quit long before doing four years of it. So those who survive four years are those by definition who wanted to do it.
Nit thoroughly picked.
In a similar way, I've yet to meet a Marine who regretting choosing the Marines for their military service. Further, of the Marines I've met in the business world, all are outstanding at what they do. The lessons learned as a Marine carry over.
It's the same with football. I think football is unique among sports in that it's so thoroughly a team sport. One great talent on an otherwise poor football team won't carry the whole team like a great baseball pitcher can, or a great basketball player. A phenomenal QB requires a lot of supporting players to excel; the supporting players require a teamwork-oriented QB for their efforts to pay off. Layer on that the extreme physical nature of football, and it becomes a sport and an endeavor unique among sports.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||There's another thread about||
There's another thread about Maurice Hurst and his visit to a patient at Mott's. It's a wonderful story ... and it speaks volumes about Hurst's character.
I don't know for certain, but I'd guess football is a part of what shaped Hurst into the kind of young man he is. Football provides structure that allows young men to play out their natural aggressive and competitive natures. Properly run, it provides young men the opportunity to understand the role athletic aggression plays separate from young adult life off the field.
Not everyone has the talent and ability to play football at the college level. But being a fan of the game can provide other young men the opportunity to experience the focus on teamwork and camraderie by proxy.
Finally, football is an incredible game ... the closer one looks, the more one sees the intense individual competitions, which pair up with position teamwork, with matches up with overall teamwork. It is a game with moments of action with delays between ... and the potential for incredible drama as a competitive game unfolds and the clock ticks down.
I love college football. It is one of my few true passions in life.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Alison is within an inch of||
Alison is within an inch of becoming a meme here.
And that's a good thing. ;-)
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||I laughed out loud at that||
I laughed out loud at that scene -- "It's a bingo! Is that how you say it, 'it's a bingo?"
"Ya just say 'bingo.'"
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Okay, I'll respond to the OP||
Okay, I'll respond to the OP ...
I don't know if there's any way to quantify what a "fan" is ... most likely not.
"Fans" fall on a spectrum of enthusiasm and commitment, from casual to ardent.
Some programs have a deep base of ardent fans. I'm thinking Nebraska here.
Other programs have a less deep base, and the attendance in the seats or enthusiasm is more a function of how the team is doing lately. I'm thinking Northwestern.
With respect to the AD's job being "sustaining the enterprise" ... that's a somewhat complex formula involving time, past success, recent failure, and competition for the fans' attention.
I would consider myself a fan of Michigan football at the above-average level of intensity. Still, my patience was sorely tested in 2014 as I saw Michigan not merely lose games, but lose games while appearing uncompetitive. I still followed every game -- TV, radio, or live-streaming -- but I was plumbing the bottom of my fan tank for some of those games.
Does this make me some "fractional fan?" Maybe. Truth is, it's not something I think about too much. I think about Michigan football and I hope for signs of a return to a team that plays every game smart and hard.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry ... I had to do it.||
Sorry ... I had to do it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I'd bet heavily on the eye||
I'd bet heavily on the eye roll.
That was my thought as well ... and I can fully appreciate Harbaugh's response to that.
If a young players is going to act like they know what's best, then they damn well better play like they are the best. One mistake and they deserve all the retribution that comes to them.