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|1 week 9 hours ago||No need to dumb down||
Clearer writing ought to do the trick. It just came out of left field and moreover, either crosses or straddles the line against politics on this board.
|1 week 1 day ago||Is it bad||
Is it bad that I found myself salivating over the experience of the App. State O-line?
|1 week 6 days ago||Bad info||
Wolves did not trade up to get GR III -- they had pick 40 before tonight.
But I'm glad to be able to see GR III continue his career here in MN!
|1 week 6 days ago||No||
No, I think the T-Wolves are selling Pick #44 to Brooklyn (GRIII was taken at 40)
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Except they won't||
Except they won't always be the Sioux. It will fade over time until it is a footnote of history.
Now, I certainly agree that getting rid of a patently offensive term like "Redskin" should be easier than Fighting Sioux.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Sangria||
My wife mixed up some sangria -- it's delicious. I've been on a 95% beer kick lately and its a nice change.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Awesome||
Clark is a great get in his own right, and to hear his recruiting pitch, he should be able to help draw even more talent to AA! Great to see us getting such high character kids.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||this /\ /\ /\||
is all kinds of wrong
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Cause for Optimism||
This article is spot on. I have to believe we will be better on both sides of the ball. On defense, we will be more experienced with the potential to be really good. On offense, as Connolly says, the O-line can't be worse than last year. Although losing Gallon hurts, we still have some playmakers on offense who can shine with an even marginally serviceable O-line.
I'm at 9-3 for my prediction. The schedule is a weird one, though. It is tough to pick us to win any of the 3 rivalry games on the road, and tough to pick us to lose any of the other 9 games. Variance being what it is, I'll say we win 1 rivalry game and lose 1 of the other 9, leaving us to lament what could have been.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||3 each way||
1 - over (9 wins)
3- under (one rivalry win)
1 - over
2 - under
3- over (7 seed)
|8 weeks 10 hours ago||Not sure why||
I'm not sure why everyone is comparing Issac to Harris and Weber when we ought to be comparing him to Green and Smith. It seems likely Issac would get a hardship due to his mother's illness, which puts him a full two years ahead of the 2015 class. If the coaches think Issac is an upgrade over Green and Smith, they should try and get him. As has been drilled into our heads ad nauseam on this board, we need to show results in 2014 to keep the recruiting pipeline flowing. Passing on an RB that could help make 2014 a success to increase the chances of landing someone in 2015 makes no sense to me.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Welcome, Alex!!||
After seeing his 40 time, I expected him to look like a statue in the pocket, but he's not that at all. I know, the level of competition has something to do with that, but still.
I hope he gets that 4th star across the board soon, which would help him be a force for us on the recruiting trail!
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||Think Long Term||
2-10 with wins over MSU and OSU and our recruiting goes completely down the toilet.
10-2 with losses to MSU and OSU and we can pull in a heck of a class in 2015 and 2016.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||and you are an expert in the NBA by-laws?||
There is a distinction between illegality and violation of rules. Ryan Braun's doping may not have been illegal, but MLB certainly had the right to suspend him for it.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Absolutely there are degrees of wrongness||
I'd prefer not hearing people say offensive things. I can understand why African-Americans have adopted "the N word" as a sort of a term of endearment used amongst each other, but that doesn't mean I agree with it.
To get back on topic, however, I fail to see how it has much to do with the Sterling fiasco. For that matter, if Joe Schmo said something racist to his girlfriend, he probably wouldn't be punished because Joe Schmo is not a powerful or famous person (and thus, we wouldn't even discover his views or care if we did).
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The mere fact||
The mere fact that most of us refer delicately to "the N word" but have no such queasiness about using the word "faggot" is evidence that society does not yet equate racial discrimination with sexual orientation discrimination. We are moving in that direction, but not there quite yet. No one publicly comes to the defense of someone who makes blatantly racist comments. The same is not (yet) true of those making homophobic comments.
Westward, this is not really directed to you nor is it a criticism of your use of the word (which I have now also used); just an observation about this thread and this topic more generally that I thought of after reading your post.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Freedom of Association||
Freedom of association is as American as apple pie. The NBA is an association of businesss owners. It appears that 29 of the owners (or at least the 3/4ths required by NBA by-laws) do not want to associate with Mr. Sterling or what he represents. The government has nothing to do with this.
Would it be American in your view to force the other 29 owners to associate with Sterling when they do not want to?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||So . . .||
You don't see any difference between young African-Americans using the N-word and a old weathly white man who owns an NBA team making despicable racist comments? Really?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I know you play to win||
but the most disturbing thing about last year's team is how close we were to 4-8 if we had lost close games to Akron, UConn, and Northwestern. If we lose 4 games but they are close losses, and we look like the far superior team in our wins that will be significant progress, more than enough to see what this staff can do with a veteran team in 2015.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||"third worst three year stretch for a coach in program history"||
So according to your metric, a Hoke record of 24-15 from 2012-14 would be worse than Bump Elliott's 11-14-2 from 1961-63? Just because there was a 6-3 season in there? You're giving too much meaning to the arbitrary 4-loss mark.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Ethos||
Ethos IPA from Tallgrass. Picked up a four-pack while traveling through Kansas a couple weeks ago. I'd recommend it if you can find it and like IPAs.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||It might be time to think about quitting||
in addition to drinking
|11 weeks 4 days ago||"Hawkeye Games will B on TVs"||
Has this guy ever been to a Culver's? I have never seen one with a TV. It's not exactly a sports bar.
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||Drink!||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||But not you or me||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||It's one thing to be wrong||
and quite another thing to be wrong about something about which you've declared (with no inside sources) has "no doubt." Something about the internet makes people unreasonably confident in opinions without having a rational basis for being so confident.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'm really going to miss the alley-oops||
Best of luck, guys!!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||None||
No NBA team is going to allow itself to be influenced by a college player's father, unless that father owns the team.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||It does sound to me||
It does sound to me like he's mad at Beilein for not giving him 20 mpg down the stretch. It was obvious to everyone on this board that Morgan proved himself the superior player, especially on defense. What did he expect Beilein to do? That said I appreciate his four years here and wish him the best of luck next year and with his life's work.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||If McGary's decided he's coming back||
If McGary's decided he's coming back, why hasn't he said so? A player who has decided to declare for the draft might wnat to line up an agent, but if he's coming back to school why not just make the announcement? The optimist in me says he's trying to work on GRIII to make it a package deal, kind of like last year. The pessemist in me says all 3 are gone, which as noted above, Horford might have implied with his quote about them all being NBA players.