this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 weeks 6 days ago||From the Willie Williams article||
Decided to read the Willie Williams article and came across this nugget:
Emphasis mine on that familiar line...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Eh||
Not much. Significant one is Tony Bennett, and he is the son of previous UW coach Dick Bennett so you could make a case that's more the Bennett coaching tree than Ryan's.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Chicago #Eating?||
Love passion fruit and would be happy to volunteer for the project. But I'm not in the Detroit area any more. Ever consider bringing #EATING efforts to Chicago?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Sonic Boom!||
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||RUMOURS||
I heard Lindsey and Stevie are fighting and the McVies are getting a divorce!
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||Lack of stars?||
What's wrong Mean Joe? Bummed we're pulling in another low koala-ty player?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Kick for the stars! If you||
Kick for the stars! If you miss you can always end up a game winner on the M00N.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Memories||
Ah, the childhood memories from their location in the old Franklin Park (now Westfield) mall in Toledo. Used to love a classic Olga with a lemonade after swim practice.
Haven't been to one in years but hate to see local businesses disappear.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||And some extras||
Not to mention the negs from his shadow profiles (minimum 3). -1 for everyone, -4 if he really doesn't like you, and at least a +5 for his own posts. No coincidence.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Ah||
Is that the Safari district?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Fitting sig||
Fitting signature is fitting
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Just having a bit of fun, as||
Just having a bit of fun, as I realize you are. So please- do your thing with the re-tread dead kid jokes. I did mine with the unfounded implication that you're ugly. Probably the first and last time.
Sam from Chicago (to get the anonymity thing out of the way)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Reflecting?||
At the risk of insulting the Blobfish, I'm guessing your reflection looks something like this:
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Batting 0/2, Dudeness.||
Batting 0/2, Dudeness. Whiffed on the first attempt at that joke, then doubled down as though people didn't get it the first time. The Fugitive went there with the very first comment, then IB6UB9 followed and also got a pretty uneven response. Tasteless and unoriginal, with a side of not funny. Always a winning combination.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Case study #2||
Cavs before Lebron:
Cavs with Lebron:
Cavs after Lebron:
Cavs with Lebron Round 2:
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Dortmund||
This is the worst. Those jerks already poached Lewandowski and Gotze. Reus may be next.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||
Not like no one's ever lied on Twitter, but I'd think the $8 million he stands to earn at Kentucky versus the $5 million the Pels are looking to shell out might be a deal breaker (per the NOLA.com article you linked to).
|10 weeks 1 day ago||good vibes||
Sending positive vibes your way, rockydude.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Stake boarding?Steak||
I thought the joke was about roller blading anyway...
|11 weeks 5 days ago||no votes?||
Is it just me or is upvote/downvote disabled for this post and the comments? Is that normal for WTKA posts?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Izzo for Cuonzo? He's a bozo||
Izzo for Cuonzo? Must be a Bozo according to Sparty.
Now I want some chorizo orzo.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Indeed||
I'm a bit too MGrowYoung to have recognized the name, but indeed that was his inspiration. Any other netminders you know of from back in the day who customized the mask like that? Is Cheevers the original?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||masks||
I don't think he was the first to get creative with the mask, but I'll always remember him for it.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||tedd cruz||
tedd cruz. the extra "d" is for douchebag
|12 weeks 1 day ago||proves the point||
just what a savvy savior savant should say
|12 weeks 1 day ago||two||
this comment has two bottom lines, which is impossible.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||the bigger picture wasn't||
the bigger picture wasn't lost on me, i just find it disingenuous to suggest the issue is merely the "cursory job." if they did a comprehensive job and drafted him anyway, there would still be potential for PR disaster because you're not taking the issues seriously enough.
so how does an NFL GM give appropriate attention to domestic violence in this situation? merely a hypothetical, but i think it's the real question. ace already answered for me in spades below.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||that's an interesting||
that's an interesting comparison on non-violent legal issues relative to damaged draft stock. would make for an interesting "how bad does the NFL think crime [x} is?" metric.
but i think with these specfiic examples, it's more a factor of DGB/shane ray being higher profile/first-round caliber players. what percentage of seahawks fans do you think knew about frank's past at the time he was drafted?
i do agree that the seahawks "we don't think it happened" is an affront to everyone involved. i just think it should have been clear this post would stir up a conversation about domestic violence and frank's issue in particular more than make us wonder why NFL GMs are dishonest. even if that very dishonesty is a huge part of a bigger problem: cash rules everything around me.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||i appreciate the reply, ace.||
i appreciate the reply, ace. i was being a bit snarky and think your notion that seattled failed all involved is accurate. but i would have liked to read that second paragraph in the article itself, because it felt like you were walking the line on the issue of judging frank's behavior.
i was also doing a bit of projecting to the end point of my own chain of thoughts after reading it. if one believes frank clark did what these witnesses suggest, one wouldn't be entirely out of line in choosing not to be the organization paying him millions of dollars just because he's sure to be *this much* better than the next guy on your draft board. someone taking a stand like that would go a long way.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||incompetence?||
you're being far too generous by calling it "incompetent." they aren't saying "nah, I'm good" because they are idiots, but because they are calculating. it's bad PR no matter what when you draft someone with a criminal history, but pleading ignorance is easier than telling the truth.