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|5 days 8 hours ago||You're flipping the argument around to make it something its not||
It doesn't have to be suspicious no matter what school a kid chooses. But IF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE SUSPICIOUS, how is it even remotely suspicious that a top football recruit chooses any of the top 5 football programs in the country (FSU, Bama, OSU), which doesn't include UM no matter how rose-colored your glasses are. People talk about Khalid Kareem, "how could he commit to Alabama when all signs pointed to UM??!? Something fishy must be going on."
Well sure, maybe. And maybe he was just a fickle teenager who wanted to go to the best college football program over the last decade, that consistently produces NFL draft picks. The same way tons of non-athlete 18 year olds think they're gonna go to the best academic school they can get into and then when all the acceptance letters are on the table say "Fuck it, UC Boulder and I can ski all year long."
|5 days 9 hours ago||Oh, then teach "how to win" class||
There really are people who still believe in this BS? The team doesn't know "how to win"?
I mean, they might finish 7-5 because they don't not know how to form tackle, they don't know how to cut on a curl route, they can't reach block, they can't turn their hips on a sluggo. But I thought most people have arrived at a point where they understand attributes like "grit" and "heart" and "he just knows how to win games" are just sportswriter drivel narrative.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I know people love this joke||
And obviously Ole Miss is doing something shady, and probably the rest of the SEC, and it might be half tongue-in-cheek...but seriously looking at the actual state of things. FSU, Bama, OSU, Auburn are all better football schools than ours right now, and it's not even close. Neutral observers should be suspicious if a guy with those offers chose UM, not the other way around.
A commit to FSU could mean the guy just likes sun, girls, and limited academic rigor or program oversight.
|1 week 5 days ago||It would be||
"It would be hard to play all out all the time under Hoke"
-said Devin Gardner never. I would guess for Funchess it was a combination, he got injured early and thought it wasn't worth killing himself for that team. Which frankly is the most rational response.
Poor damn Gardner thought it WAS worth killing himself for that team. I don't judge Funchess any more negatively for that, just that it makes me like Gardner that much more. We better have a cushy Athletic Dept job waiting for him in a few years if he doesn't stick in the NFL
|1 week 6 days ago||A lot of things||
Well sure, but you could say that about a lot of things. Cowboy Stadium cost a $1B, that's just as useless in the grand scheme of things, as are a lot of 8 and 9 figure structures across the globe.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||How many people have truly "cut the cord"?||
Almost every single person I know who chooses this route has someone else's Comcast password for ESPN3.
That's not cutting the cord, that's just stealing cable. Which, fine (I'm in no way making this a moral argument about Comcast who can DIAF), but one has to recognize the stories of the cable model's imminent demise are greatly exaggerated.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Another 50 years||
and Dempsey would always be the dick taking the shot every time in Zardes' same spot.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
This tournament is when I have officially turned on Jozy, always been a defender up until now. Which is somewhat ironic because I think he actually is injured. But these other guys just look better than even a healthy Jozy has looked (though he's had a couple solid finishes for Toronto).
I think his window is probably gone as anything other than the Wondolowski-role - start in meaningless games, be one of like 3 options (Boyd? Morris? Wood?) to come on late in a competitive game.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
After the AJ's goal during the start of the water stoppage, Bedoya just came over and yelled at him. AJ was still in happy celebration mode, i don't think he enjoyed that.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Worst defending ever?||
Come on, do you remember like 4-6 years ago when left back was a mobius strip of Bornstein/Boca/Castillo/latest MLS flavor of the month because they were all terrible, whoever wasn't playing was always a better choice.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That wasn't the perfect response||
and the guy didn't miss the point. He/she was responding to a post that said "how will recruits react when they read that article."
You know how many recruits are reading articles about, and making choices about their school based on, the respective apparel deals of Michigan and MSU? This matters basically not at all for recruiting, compared to winning on the field.
No one thinks Alabama is a great academic university. Everyone thinks Cal Berkeley is a great academic university. There's your data points for the weight top tier recruits give about the value of their degree.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||a god damn||
a god damn memo? Or is this the TBS version?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Any hint of the irony?||
Does the OP feel even a hint of the irony of pointing this out from a Michigan fan perspective?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||So||
then he can rob from the poor to give to the poor, while keeping himself rich (that's if you assume altruistic intent with Detroit, which is...um, generous). I'd say that's reason enough to dislike him. And him being no worse than other rich guys who take advantage of the poor and naive isn't exactly a reason to cheer for someone, and is definitely a reason to cheer against someone.
|8 weeks 9 hours ago||Spoilers||
C'mon man, spoilers. It's not ruining my viewing, but you can't drop that in casually, even if it's not true.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That must really||
That must really have been a paint emergency.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Of course this cuts both ways||
Weather is the "negative" about Ann Arbor that is really subjective.
But then again "negatives" on other campus' are subjective too. Someone somewhere thinks Columbia is less of a dump than Ann Arbor.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Right||
I'm really confused by where the offense is taken in this whole thing. The odds come out from a Vegas oddsmaker, someone posts a link here, and then if anyone else writes about them thereafter, they're ripping off this blog?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I will never understand the||
I will never understand the approach of trying to outwit the keeper. Or frankly even going upper 90.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||That requejo penalty was||
That requejo penalty was literally one of the shittiest I've ever seen
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The Odyssey||
Now that was epic.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Also||
Also, 600,000 people died
At best I'm calling that a wash.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Right||
Platini (head of UEFA) voted for Qatar, and also voted to move the event to winter. He ain't no HE-RO
|13 weeks 4 days 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.
|13 weeks 4 days 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).
|13 weeks 5 days ago||You realize||
that despite the media creation as an event, only two of those matches have any meaningful impact, right?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Well shit||
This deserves at least one +1, I enjoyed it.
But then, I'm old so...
|14 weeks 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.
|14 weeks 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....
|16 weeks 2 days ago||To clarify||
This is one of the name submissions and accompanying rationale.