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|1 week 1 hour ago||Yes, it's a metaphor for gone||
Yes, it's a metaphor for gone silent.
|1 week 1 hour ago||'[Harbaugh] makes decisions,||
'[Harbaugh] makes decisions, he's the decider. The [SID] announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down.'
-Stephen Colbert, paraphrased
|1 week 1 day ago||Hard to say. Hoke's almost||
Hard to say. Hoke's almost definitely not the coach. It sort of depends if you think that Brandon was on the hot seat already or if the Morris incident + the e-mails that Brian/Ace reported on created the kind of urgency that forced Schlissel to act. I tend to think the latter and I'm not sure if the e-mails alone get him fired, though they were certainly the final straw.
I tend to think Brandon holds on until the end of the football season without this particular clusterfuck and maybe that doesn't give Hackett the time he needs to land Harbaugh.
|1 week 1 day ago||The Gibbons expulsion is the||
The Gibbons expulsion is the big one. I mean, idiotic marketing stunts are one thing, but they had a test run on explaining a real, serious matter, fucked it up utterly and learned nothing from that experience.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Mallett was gone regardless.||
Mallett was gone regardless. Hell, Carr nearly chased him when he had no other scholarship QBs on the roster. I know people who knew him, dude was a total asshole who would have deserved it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Think about the||
Think about the trajectories. Rodriguez's teams were improving (in that the offense was becoming a death machine and the defense was... well, still awful), but too slowly. Hoke's teams got worse every year, and only started high because of the horseshoe firmly lodged up his ass in 2011.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||On Harbaugh's roster,||
On Harbaugh's roster, everyone is a tight end. Someday he will achieve his dream of the 10 TE and Jay Riemersma at QB offense.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||"The Weight" by The Band||
"The Weight" by The Band
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It's depressing that a||
It's depressing that a podcast with Mandel and Snyder isn't in like the top 40% of most obnoxious pairings of CFB pundits.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||He threw (way) more pitches||
He threw (way) more pitches than anyone else for like 5 straight years. Leyland murdered his arm.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||He has acquired all the||
He has acquired all the information necessary to return to Rigel to inform the bug people of our weaknesses.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Yeah, Kesler's a Michigan||
Yeah, Kesler's a Michigan native, but went to OSU and rooted for them originally to be a spiteful dick to his friends, who were M fans. Dude is an asshole.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||They have Perry and Kesler,||
They have Perry and Kesler, which should be enough for anyone.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Salary I think. Hagelin||
Salary I think. Hagelin already made more and is an RFA.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I dunno, the subject of the||
I dunno, the subject of the spoiler was in tonight's episode. I wouldn't be surprised if that character has their arc play out in season six.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Well, her body double does.||
Well, her body double does. That was a lot of digital trickery.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||There's one more. ADWD's||
There's one more. ADWD's epilogue.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Less of an issue when you||
Less of an issue when you don't drink.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yay noon games! Since I'm a||
Yay noon games! Since I'm a student again and going, I want noon games to maximize my other football watching opportunities.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I am genuinely disappointed||
I am genuinely disappointed that GIS "Princess Peach Dad Jeans" does not give the image I was looking for to post here. Rarely does the internet fail me like that.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The remarkable thing I never||
The remarkable thing I never quite realized before I watched this yesterday was how Sham was basically even with Secretariat for the first minute and then Secretariat puts on the after burners and by the end they can barely keep Sham in the same shot. That horse was ridiculous.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||In the show, Stannis wouldn't||
In the show, Stannis wouldn't do it as he's been characterized. Like even ignoring the moral calculus and the whole his brother rebelled against exactly this kind of nonsense things, the one redeeming feature they've given Stannis is that he loves Shireen. AND even ignoring that, he's a stickler for the rule of law and he just created a succession crisis in the case that he wins, because HE HAS NO HEIRS.
This plot is so stupid, which is a bigger sin than the whole "expect the very worst thing to always happen on this show (except to Dany who will get bailed out by dragons)."
|12 weeks 2 days ago||This is relatively simplistic||
This is relatively simplistic view of what happened to the middle class. A lot went into it. Trade deals certainly, changing tax policies, decaying infrastructure, reduced union representation, the rise of the service economy, most things requiring a college degree at the same time tuition costs skyrocketed putting people behind for owning a home etc, rising medical costs, and I think swinging the benefit packages more towards the high end is naturally going to lower the amount available for the average worker. Lots of contributors.
Another problem that is related to the plight of the middle class is the sort of general decline of meritocracy, where a multiple failure like Dave Brandon keeps failing upwards into positions of power. There was always a good ole boy network but it seems to me there's a general lack of accountability if you're powerful enough (politicians and bankers being the obvious examples here).
Agree on short sightedness being a major problem.
As for the political point. I think reducing that to a purely partisan thing is mistaken. I agree more with say, Warren Buffett than Charles Koch, but I don't want either of them to be able to finance entire presidential campaigns. It limits access and what viewpoints politicians hear, and that's a problem and yeah, that subverts democracy and replaces it with plutocracy. Also populism is not strictly left or right wing, it's just populism. It's an appeal to the masses that they're not getting a fair deal because of those other people. The other in question could be business interests (usually lefty), academia (right), or more toxic insinuations (the famous Atwater quote). That's all populism.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Well, damn. We should be the||
We should be the overwhelming favorites next year, so there's that.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||They throw until their arms||
They throw until their arms fall off. Ritter threw every pitch in '05.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Kinda funny that in what, 11||
Kinda funny that in what, 11 innings they've really only hit one ball hard off of Wagner... and that was tonight's double play.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Sucks for whoever was the||
Sucks for whoever was the last guy on their roster.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||She's not getting ahead and||
She's not getting ahead and so is more consistently getting in trouble. Though I agree, she really only made one mistake after Haeger had a great AB. The double was also a superior piece of hitting.
That said, Wagner totally jammed her and has been dominant since she got in on Friday.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||We played pretty poorly and||
We played pretty poorly and barely lost to an extremely good team that's defending their national championship. Loosen up and believe they can win like they did the last two innings and we're in solid shape.
Hopefully Wagner starts and continues to dominate.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||No, it's not. With nobody||
No, it's not. With nobody out if you're not sure it's defensible to stay. She should have seen the SS's back and been sure so it was a mistake. With 1 out you go 100%. With nobody out you can play it a little safe and count on Sweet to put the ball in play.
Also, we should credit the Florida shortstop with a very good play. Susalla hit that ball hard.