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|2 hours 40 min ago||negged for self-negging||
Grab your sock, and take that into the bathroom where it belongs!
|5 hours 9 min ago||hey - guess what?||
Your hair isn't perfect.
|5 hours 15 min ago||profitgoblue is back?||
That guy is a real hogf*cker.
Do you know who he reminds me of? Hitler. Yeah, I said it.
|5 hours 36 min ago||I can't think of a specific word, necessarily||
Below is the wikipedia page on "Upper Midwest American English." ...What I'm thinking of that I've heard from some Michiganders is a relatively subtle version of the vowel sounds you get in Wisconsin and Minnesota - for example, slight but noticeably pronounciation of something like "We were gonna go to the store, but it wasn't open" as "We were gonna goo to the stoo-re, but it wasn't oopen."
|6 hours 55 min ago||I don't know if this fits with what Coach Beilein wants, but...||
It seems to me that a relatively easy thing for Robinson to focus on is the offensive glass. He certainly has the size and athleticism to be a terror there.
|7 hours 13 min ago||Indeed||
No offense to people, but there are some vowel sounds that come out of Michigan that are...not my favorite.
|7 hours 17 min ago||I'll read this when I get off of work - not being snarky||
I'm always up for new takes on the topic as long as they fit within (what I think are) reasonable boundaries.
|7 hours 21 min ago||In a bad way||
"I'm Che Guevara with bling..." Yes, and I'm Ho Chi Minh, and I'd love to turn over control of Vietnam to the US or France.
|7 hours 27 min ago||Foreign elites caught up to our elites pretty quickly, though||
"B" team or no in Athens, Argentina and other countries made great leaps from 1992-2004 as far as catching up to the US...And again, I'm thinking anyone who is a pro prospect in the States wouldn't participate out of fear of being injured, though of course that might prove to be an incorrect prediction...In any event, putting a sport in the Olympics might make it more popular. You might even see some small 7 on 7 leagues crop up around the world. Give some poor kids who aren't quite good enough to play elite soccer another way out, and they just might become pretty good football players. We're basically talking about throwing a ball, catching a ball, and running. Many people can learn to do that...A cool story bro story: I lived across the road from a dirt field in Ghana for three months. Every day, an intensely competitive soccer game would be held on the field with teenagers and guys in their early twenties playing like mad while wearing one shoe, no shoes, shoes held together by tape, etc. They weren't going to be noticed by anyone by playing in that game, and most of them would presumably never make a dime off of soccer, but they certainly seemed to play with everything they had. And they were great athletes to my eye. I could see a US coach turning them into a pretty good 7 on 7 team if the players were motivated by the possibility of improving their lives through football. That coach wouldn't have to train them to be athletes or instill in them the love of sport or willingness to work hard.
|7 hours 39 min ago||All true, but...||
...basketball is still an Olympic sport, and it's not a given that the US will win any paritcular games.
|7 hours 43 min ago||I do not like the Beatles||
I think they're annoying, mostly.
I don't watch baseball anymore.
I think Jay-Z is ridiculous.
I believe Lee Harvey Oswald probably acted alone in killing President Kennedy.
|8 hours 4 min ago||Didn't know that about US not playing||
I would be inclined to agree about the US dominating for the foreseeable future if we hadn't seen the world catch up to our professional basketball players so quickly. I remain amazed that it took so few games for a non-US team to win in men's basketball...None of this is to say that the world would catch up to the US, but it's believable to me that it could, especially given that (as I said) I wouldn't expect the best US players to particpate.
This isn't directly in response to anything you said: Soccer is undoubtedly the world's sport, but more and more people are seeing US sports on TV. I've watched a Cubs game in a small barbershop in West Africa. I think the world can catch up to us pretty quickly (at least enough to make things competitive) in any sport if they become connected to the sport via television and only need a field and a ball to play.
|8 hours 23 min ago||That might change, though||
People are apparently playing one version of football or another around the world more and more. And I don't think the US necessarily would dominate in 7 on 7 for very long - if at all, because I'm not sure elite guys would want to play in the Olypmics. The international competition linked above has been won twice by Japan.
|8 hours 39 min ago||I can see this happening in the form of 7 on 7||
As posters have noted and the article notes, there are different types of American football. I can imagine enough countries fielding 7 on 7 teams to make it happen. You don't need very many people to particpate in a sport for it to become an Olypmic event. How many people luge, do individual dressage, or train for biathlons?
|1 day 4 hours ago||This is one...||
...of the reasons I'm not excited by Brian's meta post the other day. People seemed to think it would make the board a more civil place. I'm not seeing that so far, and I don't remember M-Wolverine saying anything nearly this pointless, wrong-headed, and mean-spirited.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Then that explains it...||
|1 day 5 hours ago||From what I know of Brown...||
...I think/hope he wouldn't tear the program apart to save his job.
|1 day 5 hours ago||$10 million per year goes to UT||
Half of that apparently goes to athletics and half to academics...That's not as much money as I thought, and in fact, Big Ten schools apparently receive more than $7 million per year from the BTN (I'm not sure of the academics/athletics split of that money). So the Longhorn Network is not the difference-maker I thought it was.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Me either||
The Longhorn Network probably puts Texas above just about anyone in the country financially.
|1 day 6 hours ago||?||
They don't have an earthquake simulator?
|1 day 6 hours ago||Unlikely to be Sumlin||
He just signed a big extension w/ A&M.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Charlie Strong? James Franklin?||
The problem with firing Coach X (and sometimes I want him fired - don't get me wrong) is that you almost never have a sure thing waiting around. Meyer to OSU was a fluke. Charlie Strong seems like the surest thing out there, but even then you never know how a school's/state's alums and high school coaches will take to a guy.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Hand||
I'm sure people are hoping that Saban to Texas would mean Hand to Michigan. I do not have this hope, but that's my guess.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Wow||
Click on the link, and check out UT's class for 2014. It's not the list of four and five star guys that they seem to always have.
|1 day 6 hours ago||pushing the pile||
Leg strength would help with that. I agree that you can't do much about balance.
|1 day 7 hours ago||He did per Maizenbrew...||
|1 day 7 hours ago||leg strength||
Green needs more leg strength, IMO. My guess is that he'll be able to run through more tackles if he works hard on that. Hopefully he's not already close to his potential in that regard.
|1 day 7 hours ago||No. 1/NT||
I'd like to see No. 1 go to Drake Harris. It didn't used to be given to players only once they'd proven themselves, and it generally worked out fine.
Re: NT, I'm a little surprised Coach Hoke and Co. have only the very small number of guys that they have who can play NT. You'd think you'd recruit one or two per class given the importance of the position and the miss rate on those types of guys.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Novak||
DG this year reminded me of Novak when the basketball team was still struggling. I see him and think, "I wish they were winning, but I love this guy."
|2 days 2 hours ago||yeah....||
....probably interesting in an autopsy sort of way, but I agree.