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|5 weeks 16 hours ago||Dear lord - was that a Lloyd||
Dear lord - was that a Lloyd Brady sighting at 2:24? Is Lloyd Brady immortal? Is Lloyd Brady a . . . gasp . . . vampire?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||As if the hit was so||
As if the hit was so devistating that it caused him to completely reevaluate his life and decide to do a project like this...
I didn't get that at all from the article.
It was a nice article - no, it wasn't perfect (should have included the name of the charity), but the charity and Smith's character were certainly the focus. The hit was just the hook that was used to get the casual reader to click on the article, which is a good thing -- I'm sure Vince has no qualms with using the hit if it gets more publicity for Hope for Pahokee.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Then I'm not sure why you||
Then I'm not sure why you were calling me out for failing to grasp "black humor" when I was responding to The2nd_JEH, not Trebor. In fact, I'm not sure why you were calling out anyone for failing to grasp the "inside joke," when no one responded to Trebor's post. Doesn't seem there was a single poster who failed to grasp the joke.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm confused. Are you really||
I'm confused. Are you really suggesting that The2nd_JEH's intent was to parody some kind of "blame Barwis" hysteria over injuries that apparently existed four years ago (which I certainly don't recall)? I don't see anything in any of his posts to suggest such parodic intent.
Or are your just projecting your preoccupation with the Rich Rod battles of yesteryear onto a post that has nothing to do with Rodriguez or his coaching staff?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||There is no occurrence that||
There is no occurrence that someone on this board will not somehow tie into a call to "reevaluate" some portion of the coaching staff.
Seven of our players were bitten on the ass by a Sumatran rat monkey and are now flesh-eating zombies!
We really need to take a hard look at Curt Mallory. If those players had their hips on a swivel this never would have happened.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Don't blame ESPN - people can||
Don't blame ESPN - people can control the settings of their own fantasy league. If a league has a stupid rule, its not the fault of the service provider that gives them the option of having a stupid rule.
I've never been in a league that docks points for missed field goals -- extra points yes, but not field goals.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh. I'm bringing my 6 year||
Ugh. I'm bringing my 6 year old daughter to the game, and I know a lot of people planning on bringing young kids as well. 8 pm would be absolutely horrible.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously, you're giving||
Seriously, you're giving Borges shit for calling for a pass play on 3rd and 12? One of the things that people love about this coaching staff is their aggressiveness, but you're saying that we should be sitting on a two score lead with almost an entire quarter left against a team that had been moving the ball easily? That's ridiculous.
Oh, but Borges made a bad call against Notre Dame last year, so your point is proven, I guess. What an insipid post.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||You are wrong, but don't let||
You are wrong, but don't let that stop you from doubling down!
First, you seem to think that if you accuse someone of a crime without their being previously convicted in a court of law constitutes libel. That is insanely incorrect. If what you say is true, it is not libel, whether or not the person has been convicted. Moreover, the standard for proving truth in a civil action is only preponderance of the evidence, whereas to convict someone of a crime they need to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Second, as another poster has noted, where the plaintiff is a public figure he needs to prove that the person making the statement acted with actual malice, knowing that the statement was untrue when made. As a practical matter, that makes it virtually impossible for someone in Gibbons position to win a libel action such as this.
But whatever, you read a dictionary definition. You are totally qualified to give legal advice.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Actually it's very||
Actually it's very different. Polls are not predictions -- polls ask likely voters how they will actually vote, so you expect efficient polling to reflect what will actually happen. The person polled has an impact on the result.
People giving predictions have no impact on the result, and you wouldn't expect predictions to have such a high degree of accuracy.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I like to think myself above||
I like to think myself above the obviousness of "That's what she said" jokes, and certainly above homophobic/gay jokes, so I hope nobody takes this the wrong way. But did this line jump out at anybody else?
Michigan State’s receivers much preferred the softness of Kirk Cousins’s balls.
Edited: I should have realized the very first poster would beat me to this one.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah! Right on! Why haven't||
Yeah! Right on! Why haven't there been any game threads about a guy who has yet to play a summer league game yet, huh?!?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||You're absolutely right. I||
You're absolutely right. I missed the part of his post where Section 1 brought race into it. My apologies, I shouldn't have called you out when I obviously hadn't read the post closely. Shows what I get for defending him!
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Really? You're going to make||
Really? You're going to make me defend Section 1?
Not sure how you can acknowledge that the claim of monthly KKK marches is an "untruth," yet in the same breath accuse Section 1 of being a "race-baiting troll" for pointing that out.
That Ole Miss has had more than its share of issues when it comes to race relations is indisputable. Doesn't change the fact that falsely accusing the school of hosting monthly KKK marches is idiotic.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure why you were||
Not sure why you were downvoted for this, but I'll try to rectify. You're absolutely correct. Notwithstanding Mississippi's dubious history on racial matters, Ole Miss can't be held accountable for the fact that KKK morons decided to hold a rally on campus, any more than Ann Arbor can be deemed racist because the KKK held a rally there in 1996. http://www.annarbor.com/news/crime/klan-security-detail/
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Boliver? More like||
Boliver? More like Bolivia!
Sorry, that was a terrible joke. Reminds me of the time I met a young Jerry Seinfeld, and he told some joke about airline peanuts. It was terrible, lacking any proper lead-in from his previous jokes. I told him, "Jerry, you need a better introduction for these little tidbits of observational humor. Why don't you try something like 'what's up with airline peanuts,' or even 'what's the deal with airline peanuts'? That'll grab the audience's attention."
Anyway, I heard he did well for himself. Don't really know, I don't watch TV, spend more time writing my novel. Which reminds me of the time I explained to Philip Roth that he really needed to add an accent to the punchline for Portnoy's Complaint. But that's another story . . .
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Seth, honest question - are||
Seth, honest question - are you aware that the details of the Phillips-Hundley affair were widely-reported back in 2009 when Phillips was fired? Your reaction would make a lot more sense to me if you believed that deadspin was revealing previously private information about a sexual affair, which isn't the case here. This is more a case of examining a story that was big years ago through a different lens, focusing on the espn reaction rather than Phillips' conduct.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Agree with all those stating||
Agree with all those stating that this is an absurd moderator overreaction. The Steve Phillips story was huge news when it broke years ago, whatever Seth's opinions as to its newsworthiness may be. Deadspin, among other things, engages in media criticism, and is retroactively assessing the hype surrounding that story given the passage of time and in light of current information. They are not revealing any heretofore hidden personal information -- the news of Phillips' affair was all over the media years ago.
If you don't think it's worthy of discussion on this board, fine, shut down the thread. But to say that this is "an article of the kind that makes people with functional consciouses hate Deadspin" and "the purpose of the article is to cash in on the pain they can cause in their subjects' lives" is hysterical pearl clutching, and is obviously based more on preexisting dislike of deadspin than anything in the article itself. And to accuse a poster of a "gross lapse in moral judgment" for linking to this article is offensive. Beware the next person who makes an innocent joke about Tiger Woods' affairs, you'll be denounced as a heathen.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I have nothing that hasn't||
I have nothing that hasn't already been said, but just wanted to add my congratulations and thanks. Great job Heiko.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Two possibilities here: 1)||
Two possibilities here:
1) He's a young whippersnapper who has no idea that, before being a GM, Dumars was an amazing basketball player. Those whippersnappers!
2) He was just making an innocent joke about the Piston's recent troubles.
Which oh which could it be?
|33 weeks 19 hours ago||You're losing this one,||
You're losing this one, Champ. Badly. Maybe step away from the keyboard for a while.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Coach K once broke all of my||
Coach K once broke all of my fingers right before my big piano recital.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting that they've . .|
|39 weeks 13 hours ago||Whoa Whoa Whoa . . .||
|39 weeks 14 hours ago||I have no excuse for the||
I have no excuse for the title. I knew it was dumb, thought it might earn me some unnecessary downvotes, thought real hard about it, and then went with it anyway.
As Joel Goodson once noted, sometimes you just have to say what the f*ck. Sure, he said it in the context of turning his home into a brothel and hooking up with Rebecca De Mornay on the L Train, and I used it in the context of making a moronic "I Can Has Cheezburger" reference in a post about Iowa basketball, but when you think about it are they really that different?
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Perhaps it would be a tough||
Perhaps it would be a tough matchup, but I think the odds are pretty good that Gonzaga doesn't even make it to the elite 8. Which would give Michigan a chance to advance to the final four without facing anyone higher than a 3-seed. Pretty good deal.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Dear lord, the bronies are||
Dear lord, the bronies are taking over. The apocalypse is nigh. Sure, it's a really cute apocalypse, filled with sparkles and giggles and inside jokes that most three year old girls wouldn't get, but an apocalypse nonetheless.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Being in the the section of||
Being in the the section of the bracket that has Gonzaga as the number 1 seed would be better than being a 1 seed ourselves. Come one, #7 overall ranking!
|42 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know, I found it||
I don't know, I found it surprising when our point guard, who was an otherwise skilled player, shot 31% from the line his freshman year. That's the kind of thing that's less surprising when its a power forward or center who makes it in basketball mainly due to size, but you don't typically see such struggles at the point guard position.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Or I'm just making an||
Or I'm just making an innocent joke about Conlan's surprising difficulties at the free throw line during his time as a player, maybe that's it.