I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|6 hours 48 min ago||We finally stopped arguing||
We finally stopped arguing about RR and agreed to argue about Borges instead... Now you want to argue about Carr again?
|7 hours 37 min ago||Sadly, I don't think that||
Sadly, I don't think that video is in real time. The motion of the people doesn't look "natural". Now Peppers I expect to look unnatural, but look at the people jumping around in the background, plus a dude's head that seems to "fast forward" through the bottom of the frame at 0:31.
Four FAKES out of five, but Peppers is still super fast.
|9 hours 6 min ago||The argument against Hoke's||
The argument against Hoke's salary, such as it is, is not necessarily an indictment of his value to the program. Rather it's more like, "We don't need to be paying Hoke top tier money because there's no way he'd be making that much somewhere else". Nick Saban can make 'Bama pay him $7M because if they don't, someone else will.
But I doubt anybody is going to outbid Brady Hoke's current salary, and frankly I'm not sure anybody other than Michigan would have substantially outbid Hoke's SD State salary in 2011.
|10 hours 44 min ago||I was not aware that the DNC||
I was not aware that the DNC had a plank regarding uniformz.
|12 hours 32 min ago||Actually, considering that||
Actually, considering that many posters seem to hope DB leaves the AD by way of winning political office, I think you're wrong (at least re: the Brandon hate).
FWIW I'm no Democrat and I dislike many of Brandon's actions.
|12 hours 37 min ago||I actually agree with you. To||
I actually agree with you. To me, DB's ego manifests itself when he sometimes acts like a fan (of the Ol' Blue persuasion) given the keys to the castle. I don't like this, but I don't think it affects his ability to manage the bottom line.
|12 hours 45 min ago||I imagine someone who could||
I imagine someone who could self-fellate would have little need for whores.
|13 hours 3 min ago||Generally speaking, most||
Generally speaking, most references to "Bain Capital" in arguments, the linked article included, can be safely replaced with "the bogeyman" without affecting the quality of reasoning.
|13 hours 12 min ago||LUDICROUS SPEED... GO!!!||
LUDICROUS SPEED... GO!!!
|13 hours 14 min ago||I don't think DB puts himself||
I don't think DB puts himself above the good of the AD. And the "EEEEVIL Bain Capital" ranting is annoying.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Very nice! Any chance we will||
Very nice! Any chance we will get voting on the app?
|1 day 10 hours ago||POSSSSSSBAAAAAAAAAANNNNNGGGGG!||
|1 day 14 hours ago||Quite the opposite. Mattison||
Quite the opposite. Mattison would sit back and absorb mild body blows, block any shot to the head, and only throw a couple counterpunches of his own.
|1 day 15 hours ago||The problem with the theory||
The problem with the theory of "give Shane the 2nd team snaps but redshirt him" is - how does Bellomy become a legitimate backup in that scenario? The guy's gotta practice sometime, and he hasn't been getting meaningful practice snaps in a year. You can't put a guy in in that scenario, even for a series. At that point you might as well direct snap it to your RB for all the good having a QB back there will do you.
|2 days 8 hours ago||It wasn't a penalty, it was||
It wasn't a penalty, it was losing yardage on consecutive plays due to conservatism (just run and be safe even though it hasn't been working) that really pushed us out of plausible field goal range.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I should clarify that south||
I should clarify that south Chandler is not actually like Scottsdale at all in terms of attractions for the visitor. But man, Scottsdale is douchebag and silicone cougar central. You can certainly have a good time there, and it's a major step up from college town nightlife, but don't expect Vegas.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Four Peaks is a better place||
Four Peaks is a better place to go for a meal. Papago has much more variety if you're just out to sample beer.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Chino Bandidos is now in||
Chino Bandidos is now in Chandler. Pizzeria Bianco is great, but Cibo and Pomo are just a smidge below, and when you factor in the 2 hour wait for Bianco, either of the alternatives are a better bet. Plus at Pomo the owner comes around and pours you a shot of some sort of magical homemade cinnamon booze after your meal.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I was there for the ND game.||
I was there for the ND game. The entire roof area is done up maize and blue. It's a bit.... rustic, maybe, but it was a fun place to catch a game.
|2 days 8 hours ago||+1000||
|2 days 10 hours ago||"Ate a live Longhorn" ftfy||
"Ate a live Longhorn" ftfy
|2 days 10 hours ago||But "are you afraid of their||
But "are you afraid of their offense?" is not the relevant question. The relevant question is "Are you significantly more afraid of their offense scoring a TD from their own 40 vs their own 20?", I submit that the answer to that is (or should be) no.
With 50 seconds and no timeouts left, down by a TD, they are going to need to hit a low percentage big play, maybe two, unless you're giving them the ball in the red zone. Big plays are highly variable - a busted coverage or missed tackle can lead to an 80 yard score just as easily as a 60 yard one. And in any case you usually defend that situation by playing soft on short to medium routes and runs, so your 20 yard initial field position advantage can get eaten up fast. Which is exactly what happened. Basically we sacrificed a chance to seal the victory for 20 yards of field position we didn't plan to aggressively defend anyway.
Keep in mind that in that particular case I also would have favored running more aggressive plays to get the game-sealing first down, so "kick a field goal or punt" is not the only point I'm arguing.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I think I made the same face||
I think I made the same face as your avatar when I read that.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I figure Nick would take the||
I figure Nick would take the statue with him on the plane.
|2 days 11 hours ago||The time left is an||
The time left is an interesting consideration as well. Even with an unsuccessful onside kick, the offense will probably need to get a couple first downs to get into comfortable field goal range. So you'll have your chance to stop them, especially considering they will likely play conservatively.
And if you fail to stop them, you'll almost certainly have some time left to respond. On the other hand, if you give the other team 4-5 minutes left and 80 yards to go, they have a good chance to make their possession the last of the game if they choose (which is obviously disastrous if they score).
|2 days 11 hours ago||Even relatively aggressive||
Even relatively aggressive coaches (and I'd count Hoke in that category) seem to have a particularly hard time getting over their lizard brains when it comes to "the importance of field position", especially late in contested and/or high scoring games.
Granted, it's probably tough to empirically quantify on the fly, but there seem to be certain games where "playing for field position", except in extreme circumstances, is a sucker's bet. The shootouts against Indiana and OSU obviously fit this mold. We were having so little success stopping the opposing team that any chance to get the ball back / extend a drive, whether with an onside kick or going for it on 4th and medium, starts to make a lot of sense.
I'd also argue that the end of the PSU game fit this, at least when it came to the decision to play very conservatively and then punt on our penultimate regulation possession. In that case, an interception, turnover on downs, or a missed field goal would have had minimal downside - basically a 60 yard field to drive instead of 80 - for the potential upside of sealing the game with a score or a first down to run out the clock.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Gozer the Gozerian?||
Gozer the Gozerian?
|2 days 13 hours ago||Don't tell me that if Lloyd||
Don't tell me that if Lloyd Brady held up a sign, you wouldn't do whatever it said.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Have we become so jaded and||
Have we become so jaded and hysterical that I actually need to use the /s tag now?
|2 days 14 hours ago||For the more culturally||
For the more culturally minded (and for something to do before 11PM) I'd suggest the Desert Botanical Garden and the Musical Instrument Museum. For a family friendly event, the zoo puts out a pretty amazing display of holiday lights (3.5 million lights or so).