"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|4 days 18 hours ago||The club comment was a perfectly reasonable post||
He's not degrading what they've accomplished, he's putting it in context for 95% of readers who don't know the levels of rowing. If I said Michigan basketball won 2 championships in 3 years and you ask "national championships?" and I respond, "No, conference championships." that just puts in context what you're talking about in terms of competition etc.
And when someone throws out UCLA basketball and tries to compare it to winning club championships, well then that definitely deserves some clarification.
Congrats to the rowing team.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Except that||
neither Liverpool nor Spurs care at all about a second tier continental tournament.
Europa spots are like NIT invites.
In fact those teams would probably rather NOT be in Europa just to not have to worry about another set of games (and it'd be better for the EPL's coefficient if a team like Southhampton were in it who would take it seriously, the league is gonna lose its fourth spot for the Champions League in a couple years).
|5 days 2 hours ago||You realize||
that despite the media creation as an event, only two of those matches have any meaningful impact, right?
|1 week 3 days ago||Well shit||
This deserves at least one +1, I enjoyed it.
But then, I'm old so...
|1 week 5 days ago||You're not understanding the post||
I specifically said ND "for the most part," and Indiana basketball (i.e. the sport with the round ball, not the oblong one).
And I said that Nike did NOT touch PSU and Bama. That's the WHOLE POINT. If you tell Nike to leave it alone, they will. But if you give them free reign, then you get Oregon unis and everything else.
Same would be true for Adidas, they may make a stupid bumble bee outfit but someone has to OK the team actually wearing it on the field.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's not the brand, it's the school||
What should be obvious by now is that it doesn't matter the brand, the school ultimately tells the brand whether they want to do dumb unis or stick with the classic. If you want dumb, Nike will do Oregon, Virginia Tech, MSU, etc., and Adidas will do Michigan, UCLA, Louisville. If you want to tell them to keep it classic, Nike will do Alabama, Penn State, etc. and Adidas will do ND (for the most part) and Wisconsin, Indiana (basketball), etc.
Those stupid Michigan outfits are on Brandon/the AD, as much as Adidas.
Now the tear-away jerseys, that's another story....
|3 weeks 3 days ago||To clarify||
This is one of the name submissions and accompanying rationale.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think the comment||
was needling by pointing out that spell-checker doesn't catch that because Abdominal is spelled correctly. It's just the wrong word.
It's a nit being picked.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||And don't let||
the facts you want to ignore that prove he's a horrible human being get in the way of the facts you want to accentuate to support a guy who happens to be good at rushing the passer.
Just because Hardy has enough money to make sure she doesn't testify against him doesn't mean he's not a shitbag, it just means he's got some money.
Happily, now a lot less for this season.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I don't get why this is sarcasm||
The video is clearly sped up from live action.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||HBO Go live sports||
Is this where I can vent my frustration that HBO Go does not live stream fights (Matthysse/Provodnikov or any others)?
Cuz all these caveats to actual cord-cutting bullshit is really starting to piss me off.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You still have it||
because you want to continue to be reminded that the next gracious humble USC fan you meet will be the first.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||You say||
"does not involve the numbers being worn"...
Morgan is still wearing the jersey. He may or may not have a patch when the season starts. Regardless, you're jumping to conclusions on what may or may not be the exact nature of the Legends concept based on a single practice from a new coaching staff. Maybe just wait (I know it's crazy to actually have patience) until there's legitimate information instead of trying to be FIRST to note something that you don't have a good factual basis for saying, just for some sort of BS "first to post" credibility you think it might give you.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Adidas working to our advantage||
If only all the top recruits were German, our Adidas contract would actually work to our advantage!!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Or||
Or 13 years that they've played basketball. But whatever, let's shit on kids who have an exceptional skill and choose to go to the undisputed best place to hone that skill for a professional career.
God forbid someone was a top talent at math and chose to go to M.I.T. to prepare for a paying job even if the professors were greasy slimeballs.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Right||
This idea that you stretch out someone's per minute production over a full game is skewed because no one plays 40 minutes. It would be much more meaningful to extrapolate over like 33-35 minutes, which even the most high-usage guys don't surpass.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Just so we're clear||
The fact that he was a 4-star is "meaningless" with respect to your statement that he was a 2-3 star?
So what you said was true...from a certain point of view.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||So you and EastGermanJudge||
You just compile a trove of new-ish Gifs, and then throw them in to a thread just to be first to post them, regardless of their relevance?
Because this one, like a lot of them, doesn't really make any sense as a response to the actual post, and that's far more often the case than an actual witty and relevant response to the post.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||C'mong mang||
C'mong mang, this isn't mlive, benefit of the doubt goes to sarcasm here.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It's almost||
It's almost like it's arbitrary
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I've made this point before||
but I don't know exactly why everyone thinks it's so obvious that football shouldn't do something to limit how quickly a team can run a play, as if that's antithetical to the game.
Think about inbounding a basketball, or serving in tennis, or pitching a baseball, or taking a free kick in soccer. In most sports there's a moment where the ref/ump gives the OK before allowing play, and that OK is largely based on whether the other team is "ready" so to speak.
Of course you could say "well the other team should be ready at all times." That's one approach to a game. A different approach is to say "both sides should be given the opportunity to line up with the best strategic move they can come up with and we'll let the one who does that better win that play."
It's not uncommon in almost every other sport, yet people think it's some communist proposal as a way to play football.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||You guys need to find your moral compass||
He's a guy who tried to do something most people didn't agree with about Michigan as a sports team. Minor ridicule, fine, but to hope someone never has a job, to wish him ill forever and ever...
He didn't shout gay epithets, he didn't chant a song about hanging blacks, he didn't sexually assault anyone. He didn't reinsert a brain-damaged football player into a game where people violently attack each other, or violate simple conditions as a result of driving drunk potentially endangering people's lives, but Glasgow gets a "man, i hope he learns from this and matures and can come back and help the team" and "at least it happened before the football season."
Ya'll are fucked up with your priorities, god forbid any of you suck at your jobs, but I'm sure you're all special snowflakes at work, and in life.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon||
Oregon has TWO bills being discussed to drop DST (one implements it immediately, the other phases in).
Of course none of these bills in any state will go any where, no one really wants to trade whatever small benefit one might get from dropping DST for the pain of being the outlier of all of your surrounding states given how interstate life and economy are.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||A meme is not really a picture||
A meme is a "thing", a concept, whether it be a picture, a phrase, a sound bite, etc.
For example, "Epic Sax" is a meme. It could be represented by a full video, a gif, a picture, Les Miles, what have you.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||So you threw out||
So you threw out the guys that didn't fit the narrative, then chose one guy who took an enormous leap, and one guy who (yes he improved but) really didn't actually take the huge leap in his sophomore year that most people expected of a borderline 5 star?
That's not exactly a well-supported argument.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Right, that's the real argument||
The OP is setting up a false dichotomy. The actual coaching instruction in question is "when up 3, foul before the guy is shooting a 3."
Now of course you can still suffer a tie even if you do it correctly if the guy makes one FT, misses the second and they get a put back.
But it's a pretty stupid comment to say "look at these guys who failed to follow the instruction, what a flawed instruction."
|12 weeks 5 days ago||So as someone who doesn't follow this||
Johns Hopkins is in the B1G lacrosse league? That seems like a really significant "get" for the conference. Is this like hockey where there were a bunch of random conferences that were inevitably going to fade away? What's the draw for Hopkins to join a legitimate conference but with a bunch of mediocre teams? Or was it the other way around where teams love the chance to join the B1G?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The Brandon Minor touchdown||
against MSU. He caught a ball in the air and essentially kicked the pylon as he went out of bounds before he ever landed. While it wasn't exactly a pivotal play in a game we lost anyway, in an absolute sense it was one of the worst calls I've ever seen because it was just so clearly obviously starkly incorrect.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||You really should add a question mark||
to the end of the thread title. It's kind of misleading otherwise.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I'm quite surprised that people think of college||
as a place to be trained for your job. That is only really the point is a base sense. But there's so much more to life than the training you need for your job.
Without college I would likely not have the impetus to, for example, read Plato's Republic, or learn core physics principles, neither of which have any application in my job, both of which I consider valuable knowledge for making me a well-rounded person, someone who can make more educated decisions in life, about everything from the nutrition in the foods I eat, to vaccinating my child, to evaluating whether a tax levy for maintaining roads is something that is worthwhile for my community.
That also includes the social skills people pick up or refine in college: consideration when living in a group setting, responsible drinking habits, managing one's schedule, how to ask someone out on a date (and how not to), etc.