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|5 days 11 hours ago||I'll be that guy||
I'd take a Laphroig 10 or Ardbeg, let alone a Lagavulin or older Laphroig, over Johnnie Walker any day, regardless of the age on the Johnnie Walker. Shit give me Dewars, Grouse, or Grants over Johnnie Black.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Wish you'd posted this sooner||
Could have avoided some Hoke v RR discussions
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Yeah he didn't come to play school||
But I think it looks worse for us to take pot shots at a national championship winning quarterback.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Agree, but I'd keep NW out of it||
Fitz showed up to our events and has been working on his own as well. Can't believe I'm about to defend Franklin/PSU, but I believe he had PSU doing similar camps as well.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||A recruit||
in the Bush is worth two in the Hand.
Assuming no one made this comment yesterday. Couldn't wade through all the posts/comments.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Love it||
Homering with an enthusiasm unknown to homerkind
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I actually agree with this plan||
You'll defeat the usual douches by reducto ad absurdum. And you'll keep making me laugh. Keep on truckin'
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Dang man||
This was a very useful post: link, light analysis on team ranking possiblities, and a reminder not to be douchy. If this doesn't go up now, some other less quality "where's he leaning" post starts up.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach||
Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach
|19 weeks 6 days ago||That's no slam dunk hire||
That's a posterization!
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I follow the South Park AIDS rule of 22.3 years||
Or at least that's how a rationalize my sense of humor.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||The last paragraph is new (to me at least)||
Nice info to add more context to the story.
Reminds me a bit of growing up with my millenial brothers. We had a big house, pool, video games, etc., and were plenty spoiled, but at least we spent time making up ridiculous competitions and games to play outside that helped us get creative. Roller basketball was the best.
I knew plenty of other families where the kids were bored. Give us a ball or a frisbee and we made up a new game to play. Not quite the same as what Jim was saying, but a similar attitude in terms of family approach. Ours was "what can we come up with with what we got on hand, because we're going to have some fun now"
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Eh||
I'm not going to bag on the millenials. How many of Jim's neighbors complained about whatever? Probably quite a few. Comparing the Harbaughs to the worst of the selfie generation is one big exercise in selection bias.
My millenial brothers had a pretty similar attitude towards life: so long as I've got some form of a ball and some free time, life is just fine.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I'll take a shot||
Losing Barry Sanders to retirement because the front office shenanigans convinced him they didn't even want to win.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I don't usually join mgopointbangs||
but when I do, I join the negbang.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I'll join||
I didn't post negative things about Jake, but definitely thought them. I'll take a hit for my thought crimes.
|29 weeks 8 hours ago||You're right||
I think the unspoken assumption on our part is that to become RB1, you usually have to work your way up from RB2, etc. How many frosh get annointed unquestioned RB1 in fall camp?
So seeing UM give time to five RBs makes me think that as a freshman, I will get carries even if I'm not RB1 right out the gates of fall camp. Whereas at OSU, I may not get game carries unless I'm RB1 out the gate. Even if I'm a confident top flight RB, the idea that I need to beat out every other top flight RB (including upperclassmen) to get a carry is daunting.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Three issues w/ 97 D||
Steele should be A+. For him to be the equivalent of Glasgow is an insult. Glasgow would feel insulted for Steele. Steele did what he wanted when he wanted (at least the way I remember it)
I'd give Ray an A-, though we're splicing at that point
Also, Renes > = Glasgow (for now--let's see what Glasgow does the rest of the season)
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Keep up the weekly write-ups||
Really enjoy reading them. Between you and JamieMac I almost feel like I could make a few bucks each week betting.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||I figured the article was more or less major-team clickbait||
And am now confident after it mentioned Wayne Lyons as solidifying the secondary. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad he's here, but any writer who took the time to watch half the game or look at the box score would have referenced Stribling and Clark's emergence rather than Lyons.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Let's get Brian to wager a lemon on us not making the playoffs||
and thereby increase our slim (but now existent) odds
|39 weeks 4 days ago||My Dad had the 98 Ram 1500||
Not sure if its a good truck by truck guy standards, but takes me back to being younger.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Ditto||
Amaizing what we can buy for $15
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Closest to mine||
Harmon (Wheatly and ATrain were good options but Harmon, man)
|49 weeks 4 days ago||You're thinking, huh?||
While you're thinking why don't you think me up a box of donuts with some of those little sprinkles on top
|49 weeks 4 days ago||I thought we just went through this in another thread||
Or maybe that's the joke?
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly||
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Dupont - Misinformed||
Not only completely not true, but the biggest advantage for college admission is based on gender, not race/ethnicity.
Males have it much easier (for non-engineering/business programs), as they typically have much lower grades in HS than females. I worked in an admissions office, and if we had made decisions solely on academic record, we would be 75% female.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||You're welcome Wendy||
Glad to see you've already worked through adversary early on. My biggest regret was quiting baseball in sixth grade because I didn't make the team after being an all-star in 5th.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||My .02||
I didn't read after the first page of responses, but wanted to share my take based on your reply.
There doesn't seem to be any problem with your son, per se. The teacher has incredibly high and potentially unrealistic expectations. This is something that will happen to your son again in college at some point. It is a good experience for him to navigate (with your help) and make his own choice. He can't change this teacher, and he won't get an A. He can drop, he can study his balls off for a B/C, and he can risk getting a C/D. Life sometimes puts tough choices, and it is good to think through it, process it, and make a decision.
In terms of colleges, one C, especially in 9th or 10th is no big deal. It also seems like it will be offset in the GPA by the honors, and by the fact that he'll be in line for the AP classes that up his GPA like whoa.
I hope this is helpful. Hopefully he chooses to study an hour a night for that B and learns that sometimes those in power can't be moved, even when they might do well to be.
-Former math tutor who had all As through 11th grade math and had an F going in to Christmas break in Calculus. Brought it up to a C. Good experience for me. Didn't get into my first choice university in part because of it, but transferred in after one semester.