maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
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|3 days 10 hours ago||does it make a sound?||
If all the (nt)OSU fans in the world shrug at once, does it make a sound?
Seriously, though, I'm with you. Screw the NCAA.
|3 days 10 hours ago||To be clear though, I||
Breathe easy, then. Per Seth's definition, you are not an asshole. At least not for anything in this comment, although I can't say for sure what you're like otherwise.
|3 days 11 hours ago||weird||
I feel like there was just a front page post about this very topic...
|3 days 11 hours ago||God of Trolls||
Something like this?
|3 days 11 hours ago||Someone who wrote a letter of||
Someone who wrote a letter of intent to attend at age 10 and then incurred massive debt isn't [inherently] slightly higher on the "fandom" rankings than someone who turns on a TV every Saturday.
Sorry, had to tell you. Be proud of your hard work academically, but that has nothing to do with sports fandom.
|3 days 11 hours ago||From those "feely" threads, I||
From those "feely" threads, I would add another definition:
"If you are an alum who thinks attending your university (say... UM-Ann Arbor) distinguishes you as a better person than those who attended another (I dunno... maybe UM-Flint/Dearborn), you are a douche."
Unless of course the person you think you're better than is an alum of OSU/MSU/ND. In that case, they're the douche! Unless they an alum of UM as well, in which case...
|6 days 7 hours ago||it'll go 8 eventually||
we're headed for 8 (or more), but i will pull from the archives and agree with MGoUser CRex, who looked back on the BCS era to assess how many teams could make a claim to the tital following a given regular season. in january 2012 he concluded:
Whatever happened to CRex?
|1 week 5 hours ago||in the real one, i guess||
in the same world where in spite of those penalties OSU gets one of the best coaches on the market immediately and wins another championship within a few years? i'll grant that may be a factor of OSU weathering the storm much better, but historically speaking there wasn't much "suffering" when you look at what followed compared to the fallout at M in the wake of fab 5.
my point is you can't ignore the time frame between the improper actions and the honoring of the guilty party. that's actually the crux of my argument against your claim that 30 for 30 is somehow equivalent. and that's the only part of your comment i took issue with in the first place. there's no comparison between parading Tressel around (which you admit was in bad taste) and enjoying a documentary two decades later.
as an institution, M disassociated from the fab 5 and even now some fans would rather not have them (or a pair of final 4 banners) around Crisler. compare that to how OSU (both institutionally and from fan perspective) handled Tressel. doesn't mean OSU is any dirtier, but it's a starkly different response.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Eww...|
|1 week 10 hours ago||20 years later||
I'm happy to acknowledge an unreasonable holier-than-thou attitude among a certain section of the M fan base, but there are some stark differences here. Assuming we're all ready to give kids the benefit of the doubt and focus on responsible adults...
A) M fans hold the mistakes against Fisher in spite of his success; Tress is near universally glorified as a martyr
B) if enjoying 30 for 30 is your measure, M fans waited 20 years to celebrate the successes experienced under Fisher; Tress was carried off on the shoulders of fans within a calendar year
C) M paid dearly for its crimes; OSU was similarly guilty and suffered very little (regardless of the fairness of punishment in either case, it explains why some get pretty indignant on this topic)
|1 week 11 hours ago||NSFW|
|1 week 3 days ago||the original||
the original "cool story bro"
|1 week 5 days ago||78 Red Ketchup||
Only available in retail around Chicago, but is on tables at a few restaurants throughout the country. Highly recommended Original to those sick of Heinz, and the Spicy is pretty unique.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||deeper than the box score||
beilein probably isn't blind to the fact it has cost us sometimes. i've wondered if the intent is as much about giving guaranteed minutes down the bench as it is about concern of a starter picking up 3 fouls in the first.
deploying the zone is also part of his philosophy. sometimes it works, sometimes it won't, but the experience is valuable to the bigger picture (which is developing basketball players more than even winning national championships).
this site has well articulated the cognitive dissonance of "doing it the right way" in a world of the one and done. the refrain on fouls/zone are a manifestation of the complex.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||first thing that came to mind||
that thread and the fallout was a complete fiasco
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Great awareness||
Hell of a play by Spike.
Anyone else think this was by rule a travel at first though? It's clear he unintentionally "pushes" the ball upward while failing to collect the dribble. But if he cradled it in that motion and launched it upward to finish the same way (no use of backboard), would it be considered an illegal "self-pass" rather than just picking up a really bouncey dribble in the allowed number of steps?
I thought yes for sure but honestly the near-tautological language of the NCAA rule book didn't help. Reviewed a few other sources that lead me to believe it varies by level and that refs are allowed discretion in judging a players intent. You don't hear much about that in basketball other than flagrant foul situations, and judgment calls are exactly what they have tried to take OUT of the NFL.
Upshot is that I found a cool video many on the board might appreciate. I would have expected to see a lot more of this in the NBA, given that it's legal:
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Doo doo||
Heh, you said "doo doo"
|11 weeks 3 days ago||gotta compete||
gotta compete with the HD screen at home
|11 weeks 4 days ago||+1||
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|22 weeks 3 days ago||Trend?||
How is "2014 compared to the previous 2 years... clearly a trend"? I'm not a stathead but that pattern doesn't seem like enough data points to make a fair estimation.
We will likely never recruit at the level of Kentucky/UNC/Duke/Kansas year in/year out, but have had some classes that aren't far behind. And it's all beside the point, THIS is the trend you should keep an eye on:
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Mike Gundy||
Also Mike Gundy @ OSU (ntOSU... and ntOSU in the Pacific NW either)
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Win||
wasn't protesting anything, but didn't go to the game. pretty sure that's why we won. you're welcome.
|29 weeks 28 min ago||L'd O L at that one, as the||
L'd O L at that one, as the kids say
|29 weeks 3 days ago||He's poking fun at Brian.||
He's poking fun at Brian. And moreover the inanity of CC threads because every candidate is a genius until they're not. If Oregon fans can turn on a coach this quickly... God save anyone who dares come to Ann Arbor.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||more about the spread||
thanks for the post.
mgoblog loves the numbers and you can read a lot from when/where money comes in. sounds like you're onto that but i'm not sure everyone understands basics of the spread, the idea of line movement and public vs the sharps. you could link to an existing article (or something you write) as "recommended reading for the novice" at top of each weekly post.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Woodson||
Pretty good track record for guys named Woodson. I hope a (or The) mathlete gets to work on that to help me know whether we should be recruiting ALL THE WOODSON.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||good song|
|34 weeks 2 days ago||sh'yeah||
A cornucopia of delight
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Didn't go over well. I was also really really high.||
Didn't go over well. I was also really really high.
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