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|10 hours 4 min ago||Struck and White are||
Struck and White are extremely MANBALL.
|13 hours 40 min ago||Hoke was MANBALL. This is||
Hoke was MANBALL. This is Renaissance Manball.
MANBALL thinks the "expectation is for the position" and any valid play can work as long as it is EXECUTED.
Renaissance Manball realizes that sure, that may be true, but a smart coach can put his players in advantageous positions by playing to their strengths and playing off the defenses tendencies. By making it easier for his boys to execute and harder for the other guys.
MANBALL is "We're gonna run POWAH because dammit that's what REAL FOOTBALL is, not that basketball on grass crap, and we ain't playin' chess with the defense."
Renaissance Manball is "We shall run a myriad of power variations at you because we are thinking 2 steps ahead of you, I know how to beat you with it even if I can't win every block everytime, because I will make you question your keys and your sanity in the moments before a very large young man stiff arms you in the face. Also my FIDE rating is 2680".
MANBALL is Burnside at Fredericksburg.
Renaissance Manball is Napoleon at Austerlitz.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Two shutouts in a row against||
Two shutouts in a row against power 5 teams might be muppet worthy
|3 days 11 hours ago||Err, power 5 plus BYU, which||
Err, power 5 plus BYU, which is power 5 quality. You get my point.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I really hope O'Neill yelled||
I really hope O'Neill yelled "WITNESS MEEEE!" while he ran that.
|5 days 8 hours ago||What it means is that||
What it means is that Harbaugh is building an offense that can still win football games even without perfect execution, because the scheme buys you favorable situations to exploit and sometimes almost free yards.
In that regard, Harbaugh has more in common with Rodriguez than Hoke, even if he is MANBALL. The coach has to execute too.
Harbaugh is like, Renaissance Manball or something.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Yes, being too quick to move||
Yes, being too quick to move football games in light of possible category 3 hurricanes is EXACTLY WHATS WRONG WITH THIS SOCIETY!!! Rabble! RABBLERABBLERABBLE!
|5 days 13 hours ago||Even if this storm doesn't||
Even if this storm doesn't hit directly, it's almost certainly going to cause a lot of flooding. Emergency services need all the time they can get to prepare, and the team needs all the time they can to get out of dodge before weather delays at the airport stack up. "Possible major hurricane" seems like exactly the sort of thing to be safe rather than sorry about.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Pretty sure if you have (legal) BTN you can stream online?||
Pretty sure if you have (legal) BTN you can stream online?
|6 days 2 hours ago||Roll out of bed, start the||
Roll out of bed, start the party, FOOTBALL! Then all night to celebrate.
|6 days 14 hours ago||2012 still got in its dong||
2012 still got in its dong shots. We threw away a B1G championship with stupid offensive game plans in the Trash Tornado and Under-Center Iowa games.
|6 days 14 hours ago||And by 2012 I mean 2011||
And by 2012 I mean 2011
|1 week 17 hours ago||I suspect Hackett to play a||
I suspect Hackett to play a strong role in choosing his replacement, and I'm confident he'll pick a good one.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not that I fully believe that||
Not that I fully believe that either, but at this point our close road loss to Utah looks at least as good as a close home win against Oregon, if you're an algorithm.
|1 week 3 days ago||Do you think they are a worse||
Do you think they are a worse team the UNLV or Oregon State? They are still the second best team we've played, they'd probably be at least .500 in the B1G, and we flat dominated them. I think it's okay to be happy
|1 week 3 days ago||Notre Dame and Ohio State are||
Notre Dame and Ohio State are MAC teams now? Seem to recall a couple pretty sweet Denard runs against both.
|1 week 6 days ago||It takes 4-6 months to not||
It takes 4-6 months to not misspell Michigan in a book about Michigan? I mean, I assume Bacon owns a word processor that word catch "Michingan" which showed up multiple times.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's not how good companies||
It's not how good companies are run. Actually I'm glad you said "corporate studies 101" because that's what I saw in a lot of Brandon's actions - a very shallow understanding. He did things because somebody else did them and it turned out well, without understanding WHY they did it or why it worked well. The staged "Hoke said yes before we mentioned salary" thing is a great example. As is "if it ain't broke, break it!"
|1 week 6 days ago||I kept thinking about Fisk's closet in the Netflix "Daredevil"||
I kept thinking about Fisk's closet in the Netflix "Daredevil"
|1 week 6 days ago||Especially when Bacon makes a||
Especially when Bacon makes a remark about the standards he holds his students to.
|1 week 6 days ago||Only Brandon could make me feel bad for Adidas. And he did!||
Only Brandon could make me feel bad for Adidas. And he did!
|1 week 6 days ago||For me, the worst has to||
For me, the worst has to be:
|1 week 6 days ago||If you want Johnny Cash, use||
If you want Johnny Cash, use his "God's Gonna Cut You Down" cover - badass, and bridges dad rock and new stuff (came out in 2006)
|1 week 6 days ago||My biggest unjustified hype:||
My biggest unjustified hype: the Tatgate aftermath. OSU loses the Vest (and Pryor), spends a year flailing around under Fickell. My schadenfreude was in high gear, I wanted to watch them flail around in the wilderness for a few years. We would be resurgent at just the right time and reassert dominance over the Big Ten. All would be right in the world again.
|1 week 6 days ago||I like it, but isn't that the Vikings' thing?||
I like it, but isn't that the Vikings' thing?
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||I'd say the "scoring the||
I'd say the "scoring the Golden Yoni" sounds way classier than "win a Natty"
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Minor quibble: correct usage||
Minor quibble: correct usage is "hanged" not "hung". Giles Corley was not hanged but pressed to death (although technically he wasn't convicted of witchcraft, but rather tortured for refusing to enter a plea when he was accused).
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Well, I'm really not. But I||
Well, I'm really not. But I generally assume most people to be doing their best to be decent, until proven otherwise. There are many, many former players and others who assert that JoePa was an excellent mentor and very positive influence on their life. What seems more likely - that all those people are lying / under some sort of JoePa hex, or that he was an otherwise decent coach and leader with a fatal blindspot? Shades of gray, man. I think we all overestimate how easy it would be to believe that our trusted friend and colleague did something as horrible as what Jerry Sandusky did and send them to prison. Psychology is weird and rarely pretty. There but for the grace etc etc.
(and before I get piled on: yes, I think JoePa did a very bad thing and deserved the consequences he received - though I think it much more likely it was a sin of cowardice rather than one of malice. I don't think they ought to have a statue of him up. I believe JayPa is an ass with an entitlement complex and blind spot even bigger than his dad's)
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||We already have a bidding||
We already have a bidding war. It's just shady, under the table, not available to everyone, and has no protections for the athletes.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Ehhh.... I'm no fan of Penn||
Ehhh.... I'm no fan of Penn State fans, who have clearly not covered themselves in glory here, but to say that Sandusky is the ONLY relevant part of JoePa's legacy is a bit much. You can acknowledge that he enabled or at least failed to prevent something truly horrifying without erasing the rest of his life from history. Frankly painting him as a 1D monster makes it more likely bad things will continue to happen ("well, that's a bit suspicious, but I know he's not a monster like JoePa...") - it's important to recognize that otherwise good people are capable of enabling awful things.