this may be of some local interest
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- 6 years 51 weeks
|1 year 1 week ago||Hatfields and the McCoys .||
Hatfields and the McCoys . I'm firmly in the Hatfield camp. Right now
|1 year 1 week ago||White spy guy vs black spy guy||
North Edinborough V South Edinborough - quite the culture clash
|1 year 1 week ago||Bowling green v Toledo - battle for the peace pipe||
Bowling green v Toledo - battle for the peace pipe
|1 year 1 week ago||Globetrotters vs the Generals||
Globetrotters vs the Generals
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Technically it was Troy||
Technically it was Troy Vincent who handed down the original suspension and goodell heard the appeal. Semantics perhaps, but it's not the same exact person anymore, which was absurd
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Rodgers actually said the opposite||
If you listen to the Rodgers discussion, he says that underinflated balls benefit QB's with small hands and/or poor ball grip (i.e. cold weather games). He went on to say that he would like to see a psi minimum in place without a psi- maximum.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||its really 5%||
....its really 5% since they don't keep the vig on the winning wagers. So they are aiming for equal $$ amounts to be wagered on each side and then they collect their 10% from the losing wagers or 5% (in a perfect senario) of the total amount wagered.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||It avoids a push||
the half-point or "hook" eliminates the chance that the wager will end up in a push (i.e. tie). It also allows you to move the line in smaller increments, which is important when moving off key numbers like 3, 7, 10. Having the line at 7.5 instead of 7 will attract a whole group of value-bettors who realize they know basically just have to keep it within one score to win the wager (the inverse would be true by moving from 7 to 6.5). Seems to be some slight-value for GB since they can essentially be down 14pts and then get a garbage td against a prevent defense and still cover.
GB improved a lot on Defense since week 1 and they didn't have Lacy for most of that game. Baluga (RT) also left the game and his replacement (Derrick Sherrod) was atrocious and directly lead to turnovers and ruined more than one scoring opportunity.
GB wins this outright.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||gb/ne in sb||
Green bay has gotten much better since week 1 and Seattle is beatable. Gb 30-22
Indy may find it tough to score with a poor run game and Hilton on revise island. New England 27-17
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Clear your history and cookies||
Clearing the cookies should give you a fresh start on the ad servers. You can go to bluekai.com/registry to see what the marketers know about you, or what they think they know about you.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Sooo Productive||
Charles Woodson is the most productive/Impactful defensive player I have ever seen. I did watch every game he played for the Packers and his 2010 season was his best (although all were good/great). I had never saw a defensive player make so many plays on defense game- in and game-out.
Most of it didn't show up in the stat sheet either. He would bait QB's into throwing at him, he would hold up ball carriers for teamates to strip the ball, he would strip the ball when others were holding up the ball carrier, he would "get skinny" and fly into the backfield on short yardage plays wrecking havo on the play or gettin a piece of the ball carrier, he also had a knack for the sack fumble when sent on blitz packages, and oh-yeah, the typical lock-down coverage and tackling that is very rare in today's NFL.
....and i basically didn't get to watch him during his prime in Oakland. Glad I got to see him win a ring in GB though.....been watchin him since his Fredmont Ross days in the GLL league.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I like to play College Footballs||
Thanks for pointing this out. I've wondered why only my hometown friends and I do this assuming it was limited to a very small circle of people. I have been enlightend.
My favorite use-case is calling EA Sports NCAA football, "College Footballs".....RIP College Footballs.....
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Marvin Lewis / Richt / Spurrier||
Marvin Lewis --Hard knocks gave everyone a look at him and he is certainly a great leader and just a impressive individual who knows how to get them most out of his team.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||As usual it's all about the $$$||
Even though it's only 22 years old (it even had a renovation in the last 5 or 6 years) there is a clear business case to build new. I think it all has to do with luxury boxes----the more you shove in there, the more you make versus adding some individual seats that are paid by consumers. Big business pays for the boxes and and there is a lot of fortune 1000 presence in atlanta. ....the case for the braves is a bit different, but there convinced they will make more money by putting the stadium closer to the fan base.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Calip||
Don't forget about Demetrius Calip on this team. Lead them in scoring even tho he was under 6 foot. Short but very strong.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Demetrius Calip||
Calip led the team in scoring one season and bridged the 89' championship team to the fab 5.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Hagerup||
My guess is that if he can stay out of trouble and be an outstanding teammate, he will be back on the team this year at some point.....depends on how the punting game is going as well
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Mercury Hayes?||
Even mercury Hayes? ....pretty sure he was a number 9
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Free concerts all weekend at Centenntinal Olympic Park||
Halfway decent lineup for a concert at Centennial Olympic Park (Downtown, walking distance to the GA Dome). Includes Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Sting, Dave Matthews, Luda, Flo Rida, and more!
Did I mentiion it is FREE?
Also, for those who still need a basketball fix, I believe the DII and DIII championship games are at Phillips arena (Downtown as well) on Sunday afternoon (bonue-I think its free as well!)
Full concert lineup.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||True Story||
Mangino used to have a sideline fan in his office at KU to keep him cool in the summer. I guess the body's normal mechanism (sweating) didn't cut it and he needed further support to regulate his body temp.
.....can you imagine trying to have a conversation with him while that thing was running?
|4 years 51 weeks ago||discountmagsdotcom||
I got 4 years of ESPN magazine for $16......insider is free for magazine subscribers.
They have simlar deals at other sites and they come around fairly often...allthough I have a hunch they won't offfer to many deals leading up to football season.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Did he play last year?||
Does anyone know if he played last year? If yes, how was his play in general?
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Basements in Georgia||
They build them, but they are all called "daylight basements"....meaning that the basement is half-buried....Typically, you can't see the basement level from the front, but its fully-exposed with a walk-out door in the back (it will look like a 3-story house from the back)....its like they intentionally build them on a hill or something.
Anyway, if you get a basement, you probably won't have much of a useable backyard. I recommend going with the basement, you can't make up for the the extra space especially when the kids start coming.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||What about at a sports bar watching the game?||
I agree that they shouldn't be in the regular rotation after age 18, but my exceptions are
1. If you are attending the game
2. If your watching the game at a sports bar (non sports bars, like a hotel lobby bars are not acceptable)
3. At home for whatever reason.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||prolly a good fit for Tate||
....as good as any...I wouldn't mind seeing a familar face for those 11:30 (eastern) kickoffs on ESPN 8. Im assuming, like most of us, he will learn from his past and he won't make the same stupid decisions. I can see him thriving on the field
|5 years 10 weeks ago||like a true gambler.....||
like a true gambler....you are never satisfied until its all gone :)
That is the big tease about the money-line bets on the heavy favorite....you can alway win 9 of 10 but that one win wipes out everything you've built up.
I try to bet against teams that have horrible offenses and few big play threats to keep potential upsets at a minimum.....but those 5+ turnover games wipe that theory every time.
I also like throwing $10 or $20 on a underdog-moneyline-parlays......they are damn near impossible to win, but the payout makes it like a lottery ticket. I haven't won a big one in a couple seasons....so I am due, right?!
|5 years 10 weeks ago||see below||
you beat me to it, but the answer is that he must have bet all (or most) on the heavy favorites. They can't handicap UFC like a football game (example:" Fedor -5" isn't applicable).
So the bets on the favorites pay out less than the underdogs. The inverse would be to bet all underdogs, in which case the payout would have been in well into the millions.....but its also exponationally more difficult, if not impossible.
My guess is that he took all the favorites.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||payout is "only" 258:1||
Going 12 for 12 is awesome by any standards. Normally you would be looking at around 2000:1 for a 12 teamer. That assumes that you are betting the handicapped lines (Michigan -7 for example) instead of the money lines. For example a $200 bet for a 12 team parlay with linew would pay out close to $400,000.
sounds like this guy bet on all the favorites since the payout was low relative to what a 12 teamer
I've hit many 5 and 6 teamers but never even stiffed anything with a windfall like that. During CFB, one of my favorite things is take a four-team money line parlay with big favorites. This way as long as the big favorites win (not neccessarily cover), you are ok........obviously the payouts aren't as attractive but you can still get 3:1 (or close to it) by taking 4 teams that are close to a touchdown favorite.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||prolly right||
You are probably right, but I can't blame him for wanting to step up and get a shot at leading a major CFB program, even if it is on an interim basis. It could easily land him a MAC level offer, and if successful he would continue to ascend.
However, if he has his fingerprints on this, its only going to publically shame him and he could see a setback to his career. Insteasd of a permanent HC job, he could end up on a staff at a MAC level school.
If I had an offer that tripled my salary, I would definitly be willing to accept more risk or be willing to enter a messy situation for the compensation alone.
IMO it could go either way.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||semantics||
I understand he made the comment giving him an out if/when something comes back that can tie him to the violations. However, if he is really playing a game with his words he should feel the brunt of any fallout if/when he gets drug through the muck.
Most of the media outlets are paraphrasing his statement as the OP did ("he had no knowledge of any violations....."), and he has an opportunity to clarify if he doesn't agree with that interpretation of his comment.
...of course he won't clarify his statement and he will use it as a excuse when/if he is connected to the mess. Its just goes to show you that they may still be trying to decieve the media (invetegators too?). I don't think the media will give him a pass on this and if he is tied to it, he will probably be forced out also....just another bad decision by the AD at Ohio.