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|6 hours 26 min ago||Sounds like he has the skills that are hard to teach||
and his weaknesses are things that can be developed by a college-level strength and conditioning program.
President Marshall says "Welcome aboard, Sir."
|2 days 22 hours ago||Some perspective||
|3 days 1 hour ago||I had a very nice chat with him in summer 2000||
He spoke at an alumni event in Cleveland, answered the question about recruiting that I asked during the Q&A session, and we chatted for a few minutes at the end of the evening. He was very charming. I found his coaching frustrating at times but there are innumerable good guy stories about him. It's a pity that his public persona was so often grouchy. I feel the same way about Bob Dole, who was so get off my lawn during his presidential campaign that it was quite a shock to see how funny he could be in interviews and on talk shows afterwards.
|3 days 1 hour ago||You young whippersnappers.||
Didn't Greyhound accept Entree Plus?
|3 days 1 hour ago||I was more of a Starbuck fan.||
|3 days 1 hour ago||Also||
Han fired first. And the hot dogs used to taste better.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Chipmunktonio says||
Look at the sideline.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Indeed. I thought this belonged in today's posbang||
|3 days 2 hours ago||I hope the new staff can say things of value football-wise||
when they're coaching the team. That would be a big change.
As for press conferences and media days, the priorities are:
1. Be funny without being caustic
2. Be nice or at least polite
3. Don't say "fuck" or "shit"
4. Don't give away anything that you don't want to
5. Use correct grammar
|3 days 5 hours ago||Rock on, all||
|3 days 21 hours ago||Make like a tree||
|4 days 47 min ago||A former colleague (an OSU grad) gave this as his fave example||
of something "hilarious" happening on game day in Columbus. He was watching the game at a restaurant near campus. It was all OSU fans except one Penn State fan, their opponent that day. OSU won by a huge margin, but after one of Penn State's few touchdowns, the lone Nittany Lions fan stood up and cheered. An OSU fan at his table stood up and poured an entire pitcher of beer over the young man's head. So awesome!
I know plenty of OSU fans and graduates who are fine people. But the fanbase's reputation for being a raging bunch of assholes has some basis in fact.
|4 days 52 min ago||Indeed||
It was well after my band camp experiences, but you're correct that nobody can resist trotting out the phrase.
My trumpet was external use only, thank you all very much.
|6 days 23 hours ago||At 1pm on 8/1||
Mgoblue.com will debut a countdown clock to the season opeer. That would make first responder Mr. Boddicker wrong.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Sam McGuffie running with Jim Brown's body||
|1 week 6 hours ago||We have a long tradition of excellence here in Ohio.||
I am disappointed that there was no cardboard cutout of Cousin Mayhem employed. WKBN really mailed it in.
|1 week 2 days ago||This post||
is one of the greatest of all time.
|1 week 2 days ago||One of the guys who coached at both UM and OSU||
Like Bo and Chuck Stobart.
|1 week 2 days ago||For all intensive purposes||
I found this funny.
|1 week 2 days ago||WR Alan Mitchell (#30) near miss on the first TD celebration||
At about 1:54. He looked to jump on top of the standing pile and it disappeared. Good recovery.
|1 week 3 days ago||Absopure water||
Maybe some Kowality Kowalski Kielbasa too.
|1 week 3 days ago||Same here||
I think he was new to the scene that year. He may not have updated his rhymes, but like the Red Panda, who cares?
|1 week 3 days ago||The most surprising thing about this story||
is that I haven't heard about a Jet Express rumble between Michigan and Ohio State fans before. PIB is a place where lots of said fans go and get wasted in close proximity to eachother. I was at the Roundhouse Bar watching the Killer Flamingos two years ago and witnessed a belligerent drunk woman accidentally kick a drink out of someone's hand and then argue with her boyfriend about it. She was wearing an OSU shirt. I took the opportunity to wallow in smugness.
The final Jet Express back to the mainland (midnight?) is ugly...lots of people puking, especially if it's stormy.
|1 week 3 days ago||What, no Police Academy references?||
What if it was Carey Mahoney?
|1 week 5 days ago||Hello, Gary Miller||
How we have missed you.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, it's not even Friday||
|1 week 5 days ago||The players are long, lean, and athletic||
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Keep in mind the benchmark is the old Cleve Municipal Stadium||
By which measure the new place is paradise. Of course I've only been there for two games, a pre-season game that the Browns blew after I left (I think the Brabbs UW game was the next day and we were en route to Ann Arbor) and a Thanksgiving weekend game vs the Bengals where it was 70 degrees (yay) and the Browns lost to the Bengals 30-0 (boo).
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||The Citrus Bowl||
I'm sure the game in question influences my feelings - the 2002 Citrus Bowl vs Tennessee.
But the stadium was a dump...lots of dirty concrete and I-beams on the outside, ugly ramps and cheap-looking concession stands. Like a really big high school stadium before they started spending big money on them. The seating area was okay but my first impression was hard to shake.
It was a football version of Tiger Stadium circa late 1990s, albeit in a slightly better neighborhood.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I thought the signal stealing game was 1996||
Where we led 16-0 after 3 quarters, then getting outgained 172-28 and outscored 17-0 in the final 15 minutes. Apparently the signal stealing only helped late in the game.