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|6 days 9 hours ago||Wow! People do work hard to||
Wow! People do work hard to be offended by pretty much anything. There is nothing disrespectful about that shirt design. I'd bet the Marines involved in the flag raisings would have loved it.
|6 days 10 hours ago||You weren't being a jerk.||
You weren't being a jerk. You were making a very good suggestion. You just made it in a forum with a lot of proudly self-righteous people. Ignore them; they simply have to sneer at one poster per thread, and you were the unlucky one this thread.
|1 week 5 days ago||Actually, "no message"||
Actually, "no message"
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't pretend to understand||
I don't pretend to understand the ins and outs of this decision, but I trust the coaches a lot more than I trust Random Internet Guys. If the coaches think the team and the player are better off if he moves on, I will yield to them.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||The kids are about to start||
The kids are about to start auditions for performances in New York. They no longer control the first impression they make, because someone has taken that away from them. All with good intent, of course, but there it is. wagner didn't say this should never be shown, just that it be taken down for now.
Wagner was attempting to return control over the first impression they make to the students. There was absolutely no "contempt fotr the public" involved, as far as I can tell. But feel all "righteous," if declaring yourself righteous makes you feel better.
I'd ask that, in the future, anyone posting on the front page look into issues they post about, and present both sides, rather than just declaring themselves and those who feel as they do "righteous" and declaring those who disagree with them "Brandonesque." I can't do more than ask. Think about it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Poor Brent Wagner. He tries||
Poor Brent Wagner.
He tries to do what is clearly in the students' best interest, and gets mobbed by the "fuck the students, I want mine, and I'm righteous!" crowd and more-or-less has to allow the students' interests get ignored in favor of the mob's interests... and he ends up getting compared to Dave Brandon by the self-righteous, on top of that. Such is the power of social media today. I just hope that none of these kids gets too badly burned because the "righteous" mob had its way.
In the future, I wish that parents consulted their kids before posting this kind of stuff, especially kids who are about to go to auditions, and would really prefer that they, not some parent, control the first impression they make. I think it is too much to hope that the self-righteous mob would understand that delaying distribution of vids like this for a few weeks would really be in the best interests of everyone involved.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The only reason to complain||
The only reason to complain about the extra bowl games is if you care about the college football regular season. Games are not very meaningful if the outcome is to determine who plays in the Old Spice Aftershave bowl or the Doctor Paul Smith Chiropractic Practice Bowl. each bowl game cheapens all the rest by making them even less special, and cheapens the regular season by making games mean less. There is such a thing as too much of a thing. Forty-two bowl game is an example of too much.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, much as I loved the||
Yeah, much as I loved the first three books, the series is the "real" Game of Thrones to me, as well.
I'll be curious to see how the end of the story differs in the books from the series. We can be sure it will, or Martin would be complaining.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If anyMichigan player in||
If anyMichigan player in livign memory deserves more success based on pure quality of character than Devin Gardner, i don't know who it is.He'd be my favorite player if Shoelace hadn't gone to Michigan. I wish Devin the best of lck, but know that he doesn't need it - he'll make his own luck.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The best coaches can be both,||
The best coaches can be both, as needed. If you have a coach limited to one role, SOB is probably going to be more fun to play for; suffering in practice that is redeemed by winning on the field is better than suffering on the field that is redeemed by winning in practice.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Nah, it's appropriate. Or it||
Nah, it's appropriate.
Or it is at least as appropriate as the idea that a football team visits the White House just because they won a given football game.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That'll be great. Thanks.||
That'll be great. Thanks.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That's a rather telling statement||
Boone thought that SF was "over the mountain" and that it was time to stop' and "let go."
Must have driven Harbaugh crazy to have his players settle for so little. But, in a sense, boone is right. There's nowhere to aspire to go when you get to the NFL. You've made it to the top of your personal mountain, you are making the bucks, and you can chill if that's all you were interested in.
Luckily for him, Harbs is in a very different situation now. And, as the article notes, college graduation turnover will ensure that he always has some hungry players.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||No, you missed it. Whooosh!||
No, you missed it. Whooosh!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That was just part of the||
That was just part of the shtick. I enjoyed it, along with the rest of his routine. He would have been annoying had he any expectation of being taken seriously with that stuff.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, I loved all that preaching to the choir.||
The only thing more hilarious is acting, after the fact, like you were brave or swimming against the tide.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I like the idea||
But that forhead and face don't fit together. the face should be lightened and the forhead a bit more shadowed.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||I don't think you "get" Harbaugh at all.||
He is the last guy in the world to have a friendly chat with someone he is directly competing with, either right before, or right after, the game. He is intensity personified. He didn't say anything like "can't wait to play you guys again" when it was his own brother!
As for "Ron Lynn is an ass," I'd say your comment says a lot more about you than about him. Further, I'd bet he has spent more time with Harbaugh than you, and has one hundred times more cred with any casual reader than you when it comes to what Harbaugh is like.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||I think that not only are you||
I think that not only are you correct, but that what Harbaugh was aiming fpor here was a change of attitude fostered by a change of environment - if the walls had been bare, the change would have been that he'd have filled them with inspirational sayings.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Face it, not many people have||
Face it, not many people have the courage it takes to insist that he or she single-handedly determines what is thread-worthy and what is not. TLB has that kind of courage, and we should celebrate it by gazing in awe upon his Assholiness and chanting to him the Assholy mantra: "Owa Tafu L'Yuwar."
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Sweat off my Balsamic.||
Sweat off my Balsamic.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||All judgmental people suck.||
All judgmental people suck.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||You guys are missing the essential point||
Eligibility to play football is not compensation, and restricting that eligibility is not denying compensation. The scholarship and its associated allowances are the compensation, and no one is talking about restricting that with a transfer.
If we really wanted to "level the playing field" between coaches and players, we'd be arguing for eliminating the requirement for players to attend classes, since coaches aren't required to go to classes. Being required to attend classes and do the homework is a far bigger "penalty" than not being eligible to play for a year.
Of course, that is absurd, but so is the whole "punishing the player by not allowing him to play for a year" argument.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||"Irony" isn't just the||
"Irony" isn't just the opposite of "wrinkly."
|9 weeks 6 days ago||You mean "...hunt and peck||
"...hunt and peck were his worst..."
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I'd worry more about your||
I'd worry more about your "friend's cousin" tracking you down and beating the shit out of you for being such an insufferable blabbermouth.
I'm thinking you don't have the "friend" any more either, if he is smart, because you are no friend of his.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I was born at a very young||
I was born at a very young age...
The rest of it I'll leave to your imaginations.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the update.||
Thanks for the update. Hoping for that magical season - this team deserves it!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent report onm someone||
Excellent report onm someone you obviously know very well. A child, perhaps? I am actually more curious as to why you would allow such a close personal friend (obviously so, from the fact that you can absolutely attest to what he KNOWS) to make such a horrible mistake that you have to lash out so publicaly. Couldn't you have dealt with this privately? Its kinda embarassing to the rest of us to see two people who are so close in such a public spat.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Beause they get validation||
Beause they get validation from all the MgoBlog asshats who obsess over stuff like this.
I'm grateful for the fact that these loons have started this project. Not only do i get to laugh at them, I get to laugh at all the mgoblog asshats whining that members of their tribe are part of it, or congratulating themselves that members of their traibe are not.
I can excuse the students who are trying this silliness - they are students and take silly stuff seriously because they aren't adult enough yet to not take it seriously. The mgoblog asshats have no such excuse.