further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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- He was rated a 4* running back, which, at 5'7" 165, he was never going to be in the B1G. Not sure what he was/would have been rated as a slot/returner/athlete
- He played for one OC who was resolutely, well nigh pigheadedly, against doing the things Norfleet is good at
- He played for another OC who didn't seem to want to do the things Norfleet is good at and also wasn't around long enough to figure out whether he wanted to do the things Norfleet is good at
- AAARGGGGGHHHH PUNT RETURN PENALTIIIIIEEEEEEEEES!!!!
- Elite programs that are very probably dirty as hell;
- Elite programs that don't have to be dirty because of their history; and
- Not-quite-elite programs that do not have the advantages of (1) or (2) but are getting close to elite because of their coaching.
- Take off your cardinal-colored glasses.
- Put on your maize-colored glasses.
- Quit drinking.
- Go to bed.
- Recognize that we are Costello's favorite because HARBAUGH.
|2 hours 41 min ago||I don't know what to say. I||
I don't know what to say. I watch college and pro basketball probably five nights a week and I have never seen a team that has that much trouble inbounding the ball. Beilein uber alles, but man...
|13 hours 24 min ago||Can't believe you missed this||
Can't believe you ignored this Google Translate gem:
Sooo many questions...
|13 hours 30 min ago||IKR?||
|1 day 8 hours ago||Yeah, that was my point. He||
Yeah, that was my point. He was overrated at RB, but since he was never rated (AFAIK) at the position he would actually play, it's hard to say he was overrated at that position. Like, if he had been rated a 4* WR I probably would agree that in retrospect he was overrated.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Whoa, the Burke Steal (tm) at||
Whoa, the Burke Steal (tm) at 0:25. He'll fit right in.
Plus we know what his them music will be.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I agree with everything you||
I agree with everything you said. And I don't think I was overvaluing Norfleet, just making an argument for why it might be unfair to say that he was overrated, particularly since he was highly rated at a position no one ever thought he would play.
And I'm willing to grant that it is possible that both Borges and Nuss found him to be lacking. But given that Borges was pretty loath to call the kinds of plays Norfleet was good at for anyone else either, I don't think you can necessarily use his lack of production at the slot as evidence that he isn't good. It might be that, but it might also be that he was a Rodriguezian peg in a Borgesian hole.
|1 day 13 hours ago||It's hard to call Norfleet||
It's hard to call Norfleet overrated
EDIT: I guess you mean in this list, so my post isn't quite as applicable as it was when I thought you meant sort of generally overrated.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Thank you, Ayn Rand. And I'm||
Thank you, Ayn Rand. And I'm not saying I disagree with you (and hence cannot be accused of or negged for politics), but why is your definition of human rights intrinsically or self-evidently better than the minimum wage version? They are both claims that have human philosophical constructions at their root.
|4 days 10 hours ago||How long in softball before||
How long in softball before they mercy rule it?
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|6 days 4 hours ago||Pretty sure she's shilling||
Pretty sure she's shilling gigantic boobs. At least that's what I generally take away from the ads.
|1 week 12 hours ago||This is only a partial||
This is only a partial answer, but I think there is some truth to it. I had a good pal who was an assistant coach for a semi-elite AAU team. He said that what most people think about the AAU is incorrect--that it is riven with corruption. He said that 99% of the kids are not being paid by anyone.
But then he went on to say that the top 1% is unimaginably corrupt. Like, literally (and here I do literally mean "literally") duffel-bags-full-of-cash-left-on-relatives'-front-porches corrupt.
So then it seems like there are three kinds of elite or semi-elite programs:
I think UConn under Jim Calhoun and UMass and Memphis under Calipari are good examples of (1), KU and UK are probably on the border of (1) and (2); Duke and UNC are probably clear examples of (2), Michigan State and Gonzaga are probably on the border of (2) and (3), and programs like Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin, maybe VCU, Wichita State, Butler under Brad Stevens, etc. are pretty clear examples of (3).
The problem is that most of the elite players go to (1) and (2) schools, making U-M's recruiting not look obviously stellar (McGary excepted). Let's hope that Jaylen Brown, Tyus Battle, Cassius Winston, Derryck Thornton, Jr., etc. flip that script.
|1 week 1 day ago||Suggestion: Take off your||
|1 week 1 day ago||Pssht. I watched that whole||
Pssht. I watched that whole video and I saw Costello throw a ball that his receiver had to extend his arms more than four inches for.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
|1 week 1 day ago||Is anyone else finding the||
Is anyone else finding the sexual tension between WD and Moe exhilarating? It's like Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant in His Girl Friday.
|1 week 1 day ago||Spike's||
Spike's left-hand-only-fake-layup-to-wraparound-pass to Max was sublime. I hope no one GIFs it; otherwise I'll spend the better part of an afternoon mesmerized and unproductive.
|1 week 1 day ago||Space Bear, you say?||
Space Bear, you say?
|1 week 2 days ago||Zac Irwin is my second||
Zac Irwin is my second favorite player on the team, right after Zach Ermine.
|1 week 5 days ago||Between Suh's olde timey||
Between Suh's olde timey base-ball player pantaloons and Harbaugh's non-khakis, I feel like my understanding of men's sartorial trends has gone all higgledy-piggledy.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, that seemed a little||
Yeah, that seemed a little much. He was all of the other things Brian said--venal, obfuscating, mendacious, arrogant, preening, etc., but he probably has some redeeming qualities.
In any event. He brought us the LochDogg and his "digital engagement cycle," so while I'm not ready to lump him in with history's worst pieces of shit, I don't hold him in especially high regard, either.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sorry to hear about your||
I'm sorry to hear about your VD.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Planning on watching the NBA||
Planning on watching the NBA ASG by chugging a beer (prob MadTree Happy Amber) every time there is an uncontested dunk. I hope I don't get too loaded...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well, you kind of have to.||
Well, you kind of have to. Being a brew mom and all.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Because "unique" means "being||
Because "unique" means "being the only one of its kind," or "unlike anything else." You cannot have degrees of being the only one of your kind. You can have degrees of similarity and difference (Julian Edelman is more like Wes Welker than he is like a kumquat), but not degrees of uniqueness.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, it was really dusty and||
Wow, it was really dusty and my room was full of allergens and someone was cutting onions while I watched that Austin Hatch story.
Also I weeped openly because it was so sad and inspiring.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure if serious, but if||
Not sure if serious, but if serious, I present:
|3 weeks 2 days ago||16 pts on 7/8 shooting and 10||
16 pts on 7/8 shooting and 10 boards in 20 minutes. Great Mother of Jehoshaphat.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I fucking love cocaine bear||
I fucking love cocaine bear dot jpg
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Don'tcha think?||