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|4 days 6 hours ago||At this point i'm rooting for Clemson||
We have no shot and if somehow someway Penn State squeezed out a win today....I can't fathom that garbage Penn State team in the playoff. You could not make that Bama/PSU line high enough if that was the matchup. 31 points? 35 points?
|6 days 16 hours ago||This analogy||
is just wrong. Beilien's success came AFTER he moved up in difficulty level, he's shown his success is not just the product of a garbage league, and he actually has, on occasion, recruited at a high level, all of which Rodriguez was unable to do even for a year or two. And basketball is inherently different than football anyway because there is so much more interconference play, that you can't have a mirage of success in a crap (high major) league. Either you are objectively a good team or you aren't.
Now, having said that, Beilein clearly has reached his ceiling, and dropped back below it to his average, and i don't think we can expect sustained success with him, so a change should be in the offing in the next 3-4 years.
But it's a completely different path than Rodriguez.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Rest assured||
"Rest assured, no female member of my family would be inside a men's locker room regardless of their job description."
-Bo, excusing Jack Morris being a sexist d-bag to a female Free Press reporter (Jennifer Frey) working the Tigers locker room.
Everything and everyone has shades of gray, doesn't make people completely evil or completely saintly, but scrubbing away facts is never a good look.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That's fine||
That's fine if you think of it that way (your money gone, so you win it all back), but just so you know to any other person who bets, when you say "bet $X to win $Y", the Y does not include your original bet.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||And heroin||
Lots of heroin
|5 weeks 5 days ago||You are more disgusted for what?||
Nothing has changed about what he did or failed to do.
If he doesn't win this lawsuit then the Penn State institution wins and what's worse, get an additional benefit out of the culture they constructed in which people don't report this stuff outside and instead keep in house, because that same culture allows them to scapegoat one sap for the blood on all of their hands.
This particular issue was zero sum. If McQueary loses then PSU "wins" $7.3M for sweeping everything under the rug then destroying the one person who said anything at all.
You don't have to like McQueary more for this, you can still think he's a piece of shit, but in this particular battle, one side had to prevail and your moral compass is totally fucked if you think that side should be Penn State the institution.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||George||
George was actually a pretty middling coach for the first few years despite every game being a home game for him. He didn't really find success until he brought in some new coordinators from overseas, so tough to say how much credit he deserves for that.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Man||
Man, for a second I thought you were giving Herman Moore a LOT of respect.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I know||
I know I'm of a certain older generation that many on here may not recall, but with my formative sports years in the late 80s-mid 90s, I feel like it's back to the future:
MSU is below mediocre, and so focused on MICH to the point where they don't even care to try in their other games, OSU has a boatload of talent and pisses away some random night game, and ND exists in this world where they receive a ton of hype and respect, and yet no one is sure why given that every year they underperform their expectations (that last one actually hasn't changed in the last 20 years).
And just to complete the throwback, since i live in Pac 12 country now: Colorado and Washington are good, and Stanford and Oregon are terrible.
Excuse me while I throw on some Smashing Pumpkins and Tribe Called Quest
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Stanford after Harbaugh||
Look, we all love JH, but Stanford won the Pac-12 last year and were very nearly a playoff team.
It's been 5 years since Shaw took over, I think we can just say he's a pretty good coach.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Reporter||
Reporter to coach after random devastating loss: "Coach, how could your WR run the wrong route/CBs give up a hail mary/RB miss the blocking protection, isn't that something you work on in practice?"
Dumbass coach: "No, we didn't have time for that this week, we were busy having every single person practice placekicking."
There's only so much time to practice EVERYTHING that is actually likely to arise in a football game.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah I watched the Fooball in||
Yeah I watched the Fooball in 60 last night for MSU Wisconsin and while I would argue UW was better, that game really wasn't one sided outside a handful of plays (botched punt inside the 10, 60 yard fumble return for TD, MSU self destruction in the red zone, couple THISCLOSE long passes to Corley)
|9 weeks 5 days ago||And Steele||
And Hall, and Dhani, and Sword, and Gold, and Griese, and Tuman, and Streets, and A-Train, and Hutchinson, and Jansen, and Backus, and...
It's nice to have an inspirational narrative but it's probably better to just have a shit-ton of NFL level talent.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think||
anyone takes ownership of Phelps or Jeter as UM athletes because they weren't.
I think a great majority of people here take ownership of those guys as people who attended UM.....because they did. So kind of acceptable to see a similarity there
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Difference with Oregon||
The refs did not blow the play dead in the Oregon game. They saw it was a fumble live and let the play run.
Also I guess you can say "Texas lost on that play" but that makes it sound like it cost them the win, which is not the same thing. They were down 7 with no timeouts from the their own 20 with 80 seconds left. And Charlie Strong as their coach. So not exactly high likelihood of success.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||You're watching a different game||
Oh boy, you're watching a different game. I was at the UO game and the fans are already fed up with Hoke and its game 2, giving up huge chunks and sustained drives to a team that lost to an FCS team by 17 last week. They were gashing Oregon repeatedly. Natives are already restless.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Well if you want to do||
Well if you want to do something based on principle, that is a stupid rule so they shouldn't change anything. A penalty on the team with the ball, that allows that team to effectively end the game to avoid turning the ball over to the other team should give them one more play.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Kelly's job security||
Kelly's job security has to start to get questioned just a bit, doesn't it? His win percentage is probably extremely high, and he's taken them to a title game, but he's also solidified the program as always missing a piece or two, constantly overrated with unimpressive actual performances even when they win, and has given zero indication he could lead them to an NC.
And that's setting aside the image he's created as a complete and total asshole, which probably has some small (perhaps negligible perhaps not) impact on recruiting.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Gary on the wheel||
Yes, on Hawaii's second and goal with like a minute left in the first half, McCray gets a strip sack and the QB recovered his own fumble around the 20. But the entire play was designed to have the weakside end crash and quickly dump off to the back wheeling around.
But Gary goes with the back instead and is plenty quick enough to stay right with him, as the QB starts his motion toward the RB, then pulls it back in since he's covered, and gets smashed by McCray
|13 weeks 4 days ago||DVR - I maybe could get past||
DVR - I maybe could get past the annoyance of buffering and dropped connections but I could never get rid of cable/satellite for the DVR.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Nate Brannen||
from Canada. Both are pretty old in the sport at this point, but Willis has had incredible longevity, and Brannen made his first Final in his third Olympics.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Horn||
The Germany GK is terrible, he's diving way before the guys commit.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||A little late for this||
but I've been googling for like 30 minutes, does anyone know who all the overage players are for each side, besides Neymar and the Benders?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||The comment||
about 9th grade writing is nothing to do with the content of the piece, it's the absolutely ridiculous way in which it's written. The short sentences, commas, periods, rehtorical questions, which serve no purpose other than to seem impactful. But hey, I know people get defensive about their writing, there are few things more personal, even if you're trying to be constructive in a critique. I get it, I see it all the time.
By the way, your logic is way off: If I say track is where cycling was 10 years ago, it is clearly not the same as saying that track 10 years ago is different than it is today. It implies nothing about the change of track doping over time (track has been doped since way before Gatlin, look at Carl Lewis' braces, Flo Jo...), and implies everything about current public willingness to overlook crazier and crazier performances (yesterday's women's 10K, every 100M event, Russian/Chinese athletes setting records in every disclipline from 110Hs to the 10K).
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Good god||
Is this actually serious writing or should we give the benefit of the doubt and assume it's supposed to be a satire of a random 9th grade English class paper by some kid who just read Hemingway
But seriously, if anyone thinks that Bolt is clean, and the "hero" to Gatlin's villain, then you have no idea what's going on in track (or Jamaican drug testing, or lack thereof). Track right now is cycling 10 years ago, you'd have to go 10-15 deep in any event to find the best clean athlete.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||When you||
When you can't argue the merits of a point, resort to comparisons to RichRod.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Von Miller says hi||
Von Miller says hi
|17 weeks 6 days ago||This idea that it's super expensive is really not true||
Of course it depends on what you're making at home, but Blue Apron generally makes two full sized meals (some a bit more, some a bit less) for $20.
If you get takeout from anywhere decent it's at minimum $8.95 per entree, probably more, and if you're not a dick you tip them a buck or two (that will start a whole new discussion). That's $20 right there.
And as for cooking at home, you can certainly cook more for less at home, but that's really only achieved with economies of scale, so you really better LOVE whatever you're making and eat it for the next three days. Otherwise, to make, for example, mustard pork tenderloin and bacon brussells sprouts which i went for this weekend, is every bit as expensive. Delicious, but not inexpensive.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Yep, same here. I got kids, I||
Yep, same here. I got kids, I don't do shit on NYE so I liked watching football, but then again I like just throwing on QVC after a few cocktails, so I recognize that what I enjoy is probably dead wrong for ratings popularity
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Having gone back and played a||
Having gone back and played a bunch of NES and even Super NES games a major issue is that a vast majority did not have a Save feature. So it's real hard to pick up and set down when you're playing the first three levels of the game every time