"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|40 weeks 1 day ago||If you want to see naughty stuff....||
Just Google it. How ironic. And I bet they make money from it somehow.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Pornography?||
Pornography and "bad taste" are two completely different things. In this case Google finds the items in "bad taste". I'm not aware of pornography on this site nor do any of my comments advocate pornography.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Where in the 1st Amendment does it say that||
Sorry but freedom of speech isn't only about freedom from government.. What you need to grasp is that questioning and critisizing, even on MGOBLOG, is freedom of speech. Trying to censore it doesn't change that fact. It just shows someones unwillingness to consider others opinions. Variance of opinions must be given rein and not surpressed.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Hey Comrade||
Who are you the Chief of Police?
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Freedom of speech||
It's a sad day at MGOBLOG now that the PC Police have rued the day. What's happened to our society that we are no longer willing to stand up for our First Amendment rights?
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character" - Albert Einstein
|41 weeks 2 days ago||me too||
And they didn't give everyone "you tried" trophies so self-esteem won't be damaged. We need winners and losers so that people will understand that hard work pays. Back in the day a long time ago we got two dimes to spend after every game at the Dairy Queen on Packard Ave win or lose. And two dimes got you a pushup and a dilly bar. Now those were the days.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Well I'll be a monkey's uncle||
Cheating is easy. Try something hard like being honest. Great decision by the Little League.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Diamond in the rough||
Maybe he is another diamond in the rough. Afterall he went to the same HS as Defensive POY Scooby Wright.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||The sky is not falling||
There is nothing wrong with the NLI process. It works 99.9% of the time for both schools and recruits when viewed over all sports. This is an issue of honesty and integrity. People lie all the time and unfortunately it was become an accepted way of life in todays society.
Why is it when a recruit commits to a school and then flips at the very end that we don't challenge their honesty and integity? Afterall a man's word is his bond is it not? I don't see anyone criticising Gentry, Higdon and Washington for going back on their word to Texas, Iowa and Cal. Of couse not because we are happy with the outcome
Life isn't fair. Its a life lesson and its what you do with it that counts.
The happiest peole don't have evertything, they just make the best of everything.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Oxymoronic||
Is it ok to criticise and attack people on this blog for comments they make because they are upset that others do the same thing to recruits? In most cases when responding to a post the poster has no idea who that person is or how old they are yet because they are anonymous they find the behavior acceptable making it ok.
Sometimes its better to listen and observe than to speak. Thats why we have two ears and two eyes and only one mouth.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||There sure are a lot of||
There sure are a lot of Thought Police on this site.
I don't always make sense but when I do I don't.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||You sir||
should try and make a cohesive arguement as to why I'm incorrect. I'm sure it won't be to hard.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Time for a change at QB||
Denard is not a passer period. Quite frankley he sucks. He has steadily gotten worse season to season. He's become so predictable as both a runner and passer that against semi good defenses he is no longer effective. Teams just ignore the play fake becasue no one else can run either. Sit him on the bench and let Gardner or Belomy give it a shot. How could the result be any worse.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Have Faith||
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.
- Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emporer
|3 years 12 weeks ago||I'm ready||
I'm ready for another Jim Mandich moment
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Elementary my dear Watson||
It was clear from the start that this would be the outcome. Its the same type of punishment that has been handed out in the past (think stonum). It was also clear from a strategic standpoint that you don't make your intentions know to your enemies until the very last minute. Keep them guessing. I actually think it won't be as big a loss as one expects from a running back perspective. Fitz has yet to have a big game against a stout front seven, just look at the Sugar Bowl. I actually beleive small quick backs such as Hayes and possibly Norfleet can have a few productive big plays against an agressive swarming defense like Alabama's that will result in scores or set up ones.
Blue plays a great team game and better yet they believe thay can win. That's what counts.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Have Faith||
I live in Homer, AK. It's a small town. The high school football team has only 14 players. Last weekend was the first game of the season. It was played on the road against Kenai, a team that won the medium size school state title last year. Homer won the game 20-0. Go figure, Go Blue!
|3 years 12 weeks ago||3-year old||
How could a 3-year old have a 3-year old?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||The ttruth shall set you free||
Stop sweating it if you didn't do anything wrong. If you had an accountant or tax agency do your return then they should also provide support in any audit. These audits rarely result in a final determination. They will raise questions and you will have time beyond any face to face meeting to provide answers and or justify. Always keep good records especially when you are self employed. As you state you did nothing wrong so nothing to sweat. Right?
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Love Affair||
I always love to watch a close back and forth game where I don't have to bite my fingernails.
Was anyone else though on barf alert all over again over Brad Nesslers love affair with VT and especially Logan Thomas? It was the only real downer of the game.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Position of Authority||
Everryone who is in a position of authority, where it be a parent, coach, teacher, police officer, judge or whomever knows that you don't treat every circumstance equally. There are different degrees of everything. These are young kids mentally and its important that those involved (in this case coach Hoke and his parents primarily) take action that is best suited in this instance for Fitzs. This a "teaching moment" as much as anything else both for Fitz, his teammates as well as other coaches, student athletes, students, future recruits as well as everyone on this board. No one on this board is privy to the exact circumstances of what happened, period. When the time comes we should all have faith that Hoke and his parents will make the right decicion that is best for Fitz w/o concern as to whether he plays or doesn't play in the Alabama game.
How many posters to this thread also post to the Friday or Saturday night drinking thread and then get in their car? HMMMMM. Maybe you should miss the Alabama game as well.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Cheap Bastards||
What you really have to ask yourself is what is it worth to me to not have to get my lazy ass up out of my chair, away from the computer, find my keys, find my wallet, put on a pair of pants, drive a couple miles, stand in line with other customers, pay the bill, drive home, unlock the door, put the pizza on the table, toss the wallet, toss the keys, take my pants back off, sit back down, check new posts, look for Hello posts and then eat pizza.
So your convenience is worth around $2. This says more about people being lazy then what it's worth to the pizza delivery guy. Cheap Bastards. Next time just get DiGiorno's.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||For you younger guns||
Raw = sick = rad = bad = boss = groovy = hip
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Always McQuay||
I think is was always McQuay and Ross only came into the picture as a backup plan. By Thursday it was being reported that McQuay had dropped UM from his list due to #'s crunch. I think the coaches knew earlier that they weren't going to get him and went for Ross at that point.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Best Available Athelte||
If you subscribe to the notion that the coaches were going to fill the final two spots (assuming a 3rd spot is being held for Laquon) with the BAA then I don't think Ross fits that criteria. I think they knew they could get Ross but preferred McQuay and told him the spot was his if he committed know otherwise they would get Ross since no other BAA fit the CB spot that UM had a rilaible chance of getting. I also think the coaches had a much better shot at Green than everyone realized before the last 24 hrs and were holding a spot for him as well at least through the BBQ if not longer.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Let the process play out||
It's possible the court case might not be resolved by the first game on September 1st. Every man deserves his day in court to plead and defend himself if he so chooses. Once and if he enters a guilty plea or is convicted then its fair to take action beyond the intial indefinate suspension.
If one more Wolverine runs afowl of the lawthough it will bring new meaning to playing in The Big House.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Fire up the BBQ and watch em all||
Put a sterak on and enjoy the day!
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Liberty & Justice for all Americans||
Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN
"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I can't believe what I'm hearing||
Explain to me again how putting little or nothing down is better than having a smaller mortgage or no mortgage payment at all? If you had bought your house five years ago you would be somewhere between 20-50% underwater, oh yea but you would still be getting more interest on the money you didn't put down. The point is no one has a crystal ball and a conservative approach to managing ones finances is always the best approach.
A wise man once said "In life live like no one else so later on in life you can live like no one else".
Having employed this logic I'm going fishing tomorrow, then the next day and the next day after that. Not becuase I'm rich but because I don't owe anybody anything and I can now live my life on my terms and not the terms of a loan or credit agreement.
If anyone out there thinks debt is the way to financial freedom best of luck to you.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||They don't require "credit cards"||
All debit cards act in the same manner as either the Mastercard or Visa. That's why their logos are on your debit card. You can use them to make reservations just like a credit card. If you have the money to pay the credit card than you have the cash to use the debit card in exactly the same manner.
Why on earth would you borrow $30K to buy a car? Buy a beater car and then when you have saved up enough cash for the $30K car go ahead if thats what you wish. Cars are one of the fastest depreciating assets there are where the car quickly becomes worth much less than the money owed. Why is that a good thing again?
If you don't have a 20% down payment (or more) you don't need and can't afford a house. The foreclosures today aren't the result of people who put down large down payments. It's those who relied on their "Credit Rating" and borrowed with little or nothing down and then values declined.
I didn't buy my first house until I was 39 because I didn't have the money to put down a large down payment. 15 years later I have no mortgage because I focused more on paying off the mortgage early than earning rewards points.
It's not rocket science folks.