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|6 weeks 6 days ago||People are who they are||
whether it's for the one month during the WC, or the other 37-40 months of the 4 years in between that they're playing for their club. Arjen Robben may be continuing his flopping into the WC but the reputation was built on a decade of club flopping. Dempsey's been doing it since Fulham.
Anyway, the point wasn't really to start bashing Deuce or a flopping debate. It's just a funny thing to point out about Dempsey, when it's one of the few things that you actually could criticize him for, and there are a million other unique memorable characteristics about him that are actually true (the technical panache, step-overs, ridiculous juggling skills, Ghana goal, rapping skillz, Dempsey-face, etc.)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Flopping Dempsey||
I don't understand the comment about Dempsey and euro-flopping. He's by far, without a doubt, the biggest flopper on the team, and one of the worst in MLS, certainly the worst American (maybe Lenhart).
He's a great player, I'm happy to support him, I own an actual Deuce jersey (when he was #2 for the USMNT for like 2 games in the mid 2000s) but he is most definitely a flopper.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Why||
I don't know if that's a shitty attempt at humor, but why would you post a comment like that?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The irony for this stupid owner||
He's mad because his horse got denied the first triple crown in 30 some years (and the money along with that notoriety), because the other horses were fresh.
The irony is that if the rule actually required every horse to participate in all three races, it would be so much easier to win the triple crown, there would probably have been like 8-12 triple crown winners since 1978, and no one would care at all about California Chrome's attempt nor would it be particularly lucrative.
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||I think||
you've got Michael Sam on the brain, and totally screwed that one.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Forget Woodson||
He may not have been alive for when Hit Me Baby One More Time came out!?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Both coasts?!?||
Is that a joke? You know these types of teams play many summer crap-roster friendly games all over the country every year, right? Very few people are flying at all, let alone across the country, to see Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo play for 30 minutes at 70% effort.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Grad school transfer exception||
Does anyone know if a person graduated from the first school with two years eligibility left (say a redshirt who graduates in three years), if they would be able to play two years without sitting at the new school? Or is it a maximum of 1 year?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||For fuck's sake||
If you're gonna throw around trite internet buzzwords for no real apparent reason, at least spell it right, it's:
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Jim Nantz||
is really terrible. I thought he was sort of anti-Michigan but watching this UK-L'ville game, he's just really bad. It's sort of unusual, he might've just crossed over to Verne Lundquist/Phil Simms territory of not totally gone, but no longer an asset.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sorry||
You're really suggesting we believe that autocorrect chose to make your word "Staiskas"?
I mean, I know "staiskas" is a perfectly cromulent word and all, but...
|21 weeks 23 hours ago||I'd say golf||
I'd say golf is the perfect HD sport. Obviously going to watch live golf is not that enticing (more fun than you think if you've never been, but not really useful if you're actually interested in the tournament as a whole), but in HD its gorgeous, beautifully clear grass and trees, amazing slow motion replays of swings and sand flying out of traps, and actually being able to follow the ball.
Add to the visuals a great roster of announcers and I think the huge rise in golf has been aided immensely by the TV experience
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously Texas looked pretty mid-tier||
Just because they have big guys doesn't mean it's a bad matchup. Amir Williams did absolutely nothing against us. AJ Hammons did basically nothing. Size just for size's sake isn't that much of a concern, especially when we will have a decisive coaching advantage.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I know||
that a lot of research went into seeing which team is what seed, but....
doesn't this all boil down to "hope a team higher than MICH on the seed lines loses"?
Does this really require a lot of analysis?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Or maybe||
Haslam is the only stooge, dumping who he can to redirect blame and fan ire. Aka the Pistons way.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||It's about time?||
It's about time someone addressed the o-line coaching?
Been avoiding Michigan fan sites since late September, I see.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||The most visited||
sports entertainment blog in the country, Deadspin is one place to find it.
(and just to be clear, that's just pointing out it's been bouncing around a lot of major outlets today, and not an endorsement of Deadspin, which is mildly funny TMZ sports trash 80% of the time; really interesting, valuable investigative journalism 10% of the time, and the most disingenuous, hypocritical, muckraking, misogynistic, unsourced rumormongering, yellow journalism 10% of the time.)
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone who said||
"he's awful" would have to be a troll, and I'd be shocked if more than one or two people ever said that here. It's certainly not "most Michigan fans" who owe him an apology.
You're overstating the nature of the criticisms. He wasn't playing like a star earlier in the season and that was the nature of the bulk of the commentary, which was factually accurate.
|32 weeks 22 hours ago||That is one of the worst calls I have ever seen in my life||
Literally. It's a fairly small, not-that-big of a deal, but resetting the MSU shot clock by deeming an OSU player had "possession" when all he did was grab a loose ball in the air that was 2 feet out of bounds and fling it back into the court aimlessly.
I agree with Dakich, I have never ever ever seen that.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||2015 draft||
Given that Mariota and Hundley will now be in next year's draft along with Jameis Winston, 2015 looks pretty top heavy too, at least at the marquee position.
Plus of course DG
|32 weeks 3 days ago||You sure?||
You sure they got a franchise QB?
|33 weeks 3 days ago||What the hell does "trending" mean||
He's "trending" toward MSU? Like 70% of the time when he makes his commitment, it's to MSU? God, I swear high school recruiting "news" is dumber even than stock market narratives, which is tough.
Instead of trending, maybe the post title should use the verb "changing in opinion of some guy who has a job, unbelievably enough, to take moderately educated guesses at where 16-18 year-old kids might go to college in order to get affuent alumni to keep paying monthly subscription fees"
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Hasn't||
Hasn't everyone known that O'Brien would not be there for the long haul? His NFL pedigree and ambitions were common knowledge since he took the job, and he was being offered NFL jobs last year before Hackenberg ever signed his LOI.
This should not be a surprise to anyone, and PSU should be eminently grateful for the time they got that he stopped the school from cratering the last two years when many other mediocre coaches wouldn't have been able to.
No one can ever dare take a job for more money? Except in every other field besides sports.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Record the game?||
I guess this is dickish, but is there a reason not to DVR the game instead of hoping for a torrent to be posted?
And if you have eschewed cable for internet-only TV and willfully given up live sports and depend upon the kindness of strangers to post torrents, then, well, ok
|34 weeks 3 days ago||They also played defense||
They also played defense, against a larger front-court in which they were overmatched, and held it in check. Taking fouls is part of defense. They also committed zero turnovers, drew at least one charge, drew other fouls on Nastic and Powell, and Morgan in particular had several hustle plays that led to possessions or points.
Points and rebounds against fouls is an extremely simplistic way to evaluate their contribution.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I hate to break it to you||
but no matter how hard you try, you will never be as good as PGA tour golfers either.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||What's a||
What's a "pocket"?
-Devin Gardner, for every game between ND and OSU.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||
"Twitter" is not a source. It's a medium. Like "word of mouth" or "radio."
You have to like, I don't know, cite to the source that is ON Twitter. But let me guess....there isn't actually one.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Funny||
There really is a tremendous irony that the M game records for total offense and receiving yards are by members of one of the worst Michigan offenses of the modern era, particularly if you look at the peformance curve of the offense over the season.
You'd think that one would preclude the other, but it really isn't the case.