maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
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|6 hours 19 min ago||Does that work internationally? Neither my phone||
Does that work internationally? Neither my phone nor my service are American.
|6 hours 30 min ago||Well, I do generally think||
Well, I do generally think city names are better, but it's also pretty lame when a team is named after a city but actually plays like an hour outside of town. So the Pistons should definitely be the Fort Wayne Pistons. :)
|14 hours 6 min ago||Who are they?||
Who are they?
|1 day 5 hours ago||So what if he did? People act||
So what if he did? People act like he's supposed to feel sorry for being paid. If the NBA offered anyone here millions of dollars, no one's just going to say "Oh well thanks for the offer, but I'm 31 and just an average dude. You should sign someone else. I really wouldn't want to disappoint some fans."
|2 days 23 hours ago||Funny that they say it in kmh||
Funny that they say it in kmh and then act like they don't know mph. Brits actually use mph.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Have you really only been||
Have you really only been around this site since the beginning of this year? I'd think Brian's post-game writings during football season are some of the most popular posts on here.
|3 days 4 min ago||Oh man. Don't even get me||
Oh man. Don't even get me started on Tibetan tourists.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Would any possible rule||
Would any possible rule change about camps be subject to a vote by all of the D-I schools? I wonder if some smaller schools would like to get in on these camps. That'd be a great way to swing their votes. It's not like Marshall is going to headline their own camps around the country.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I live in Korea and one of||
I live in Korea and one of the worst things is what a pain it is watching college football here. I'm 13 to 14 hours of ahead of EST depending on daylight savings. I was mentioning this to a friend who was here before and he said he used to be a huge college basketball fan. Then one year he decided to completely ignore the entire season and tournament one year and now he doesn't watch it anymore. With what a pain it is to pay attention to sports back home and all, I had given that serious thought. If Hoke had been retained, I really might be doing it this year. And to be honest, I almost wish he was so that I could try it.
Having said all that, sports don't control my emotions like they used to thankfully. No more going to my room and sitting on my bed with my head in my hands for half an hour after the Spartan Bob game. Yeah, if I was going to stop watching sports and reading about it and spending all that time studying or meditating or something instead, sure that'd be a better use of my time. But I'm pretty sure I'd just find other things to screw around with. Sports aren't what prevents me from being more productive. And basketball and bowl season haven't stopped me from traveling during my long winter vacations.
I definitely used to be harsher on "fair-weather fans", but it really doesn't bother me, as long as they don't start acting like one of those "superfans" when their team is good again.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Words are pluralized like||
Words are pluralized like that because they're usually from Latin, but we don't always follow it. We use datum and data, but we say stadium and stadiums instead of stadia. Also, octopus isn't from Latin, so should it be octopi or octopuses? Octopuses sounds kind of weird though, too much "S" I guess.
Side note: Until recently, I thought blond and blonde had something to do with American and British spelling differences (like theater vs. theatre), but it's actually because blond is masculine in French and blonde is feminine.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Actually, dupont circle is||
Actually, there are a couple people here who are definitely saying that. But regarding the rest of the stuff, I agree with you. I have a friend who started at U of M - Flint, had to drop out, and then started back at a community college (Flint is definitely NOT a community college). Not saying he's a genius, but that dude definitely would have been fine at Ann Arbor if you're going strictly by intelligence, but his family is totally broke, he had a string of bad luck himself when he was at U of M - Flint (multiple car crashes for one), was the first in his family to go to college, etc. Luckily he got back on his feet and finished a master's at Eastern Michigan. A lot goes into where you get into school and graduate from besides intelligence.
Other random note. It's actually kind of awkward telling people I went to U of M - Flint for undergrad. Outside of Michigan, you can't just call it U of M. Simply saying Michigan implies Ann Arbor. Saying all of The University of Michigan - Flint makes it sound akin to THE Ohio State University. Usually I just say Michigan's Flint campus or something, but I sometimes have to explain when they're a bit confused since most aren't aware Michigan has satellite campuses. It's funny that an out-of-stater on here complained about the perception of Flint vs. AA. It doesn't seem to me that people who aren't from Michigan or didn't go to AA register there's a difference really.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I went to U of M - Flint and||
I went to U of M - Flint and I can hardly recall any conversations of people comparing the two schools or worrying about how they're perceived. I'm sure some do, but it's far from a common thing. All I can remember is someone asking what it says on the diploma.
There's a much bigger range in the quality of students at U of M - Flint. Yes, I met some people who should not be in college AT ALL. But, there are also plenty of smart people.
And yes, you can still go wherever you want after U of M - Flint if you work hard there. I got into Carnegie Mellon, I know one guy who's now studying at Cambridge, and another who got into Harvard for grad school (frankly, I was surprised at that one).
And a note on education quality. Just because someone's smart, it doesn't make them a good teacher. In fact, the two professors I had at Flint who were also employed at Ann Arbor were pretty bad. One guy was smart but totally neurotic and unorganized, and there was another woman who just ran a poor class. I can't actually remember specifically what she was screwing up so much besides taking forever to get any papers or tests back, but I do remember at least one class with a bunch of students being pissed at her effort. I also had a professor at Carnegie Mellon who was one of the two most well-regarded names in his field, but he was terrible at teaching the material to people who weren't already well-versed in it. And no, that wasn't me just not getting it. EVERYONE thought that.
|3 days 19 hours ago||You act like "expenses" can't||
You act like "expenses" can't be an actual excuse...
|3 days 21 hours ago||Was so frustrating to see a promising freshman||
Was so frustrating to see a promising freshman under Amaker only for him to never fucking improve
|4 days 3 hours ago||The problem with FSU wasn't that they didn't have||
The problem with FSU wasn't that they didn't have a lot of marquee wins. The problem was they won every game by the skin of their teeth. If they had performed even close to what they did last year then they would have deserved a #1 ranking.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Yes, we're all brainwashed by||
Yes, we're all brainwashed by the BCS. It was just such an amazingly popular system.
|5 days 21 hours ago||I wasn't on this board as||
I wasn't on this board as much then, but I know it was an issue with some writers. I'd really like to say Rosenberg didn't like it, but I'm not 100% sure. It was definitely an issue brought up in the media though.
|5 days 23 hours ago||And most of the teams at the bottom don't sell||
And most of the teams at the bottom don't sell tickets anyway. It doesn't really matter to the bottom dwellers, but yes, it's terrible for the 8th or 9th place team who can basically kiss their tourney hopes goodbye.
|5 days 23 hours ago||It definitely wasn't true last year and I believe||
It definitely wasn't true last year and I believe it's still not true but possibly could change before the season.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Oops. I mean it definitely was true. The big 12||
Oops. I mean it definitely was true. The big 12 couldn't have a championship game.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Come on. 5's would be much||
Come on. 5's would be much better. Twice as much rain.
|1 week 22 hours ago||I worked at Little Caesar's before. Some people||
I worked at Little Caesar's before. Some people would get the Italian Bread with extra butter and extra parmesan and then buy the ranch or cream cheese dip. If you don't know, it's already thick bread coated in butter and covered with a bunch of cheese and then butter and parmesan when it comes out. Somehow that's not enough calories for people as it is.
|1 week 1 day ago||Harbaugh is committed to victory? lol. What does||
Harbaugh is committed to victory? lol. What does that mean? So any game we lose will be because Harbaugh didn't really care about winning. I expect an L in that game. They're the 3rd best team on the schedule, maybe even better than State. First game, road game, night game.
|1 week 2 days ago||I have no idea but I don't recall seeing Batmans||
I have no idea but I don't recall seeing Batmans eyes glow before. And since he really has no superpowers besides his brain, money, and technology, I'm guessing he uses kryptonite in some way.
|1 week 3 days ago||Now I'm curious what the||
Now I'm curious what the original title was...
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah it was hilarious to see someone say they||
Yeah it was hilarious to see someone say they might have talked to Donnal about getting him to graduate early and leave. Dude just finished his freshman season lol
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe people don't wanna||
Maybe people don't wanna watch a 10 minute video of her waiting there.
Why was it supposed to be sent to ESPN privately instead?
There are times you can hear the clerk a bit and she doesn't seem inflammatory at all. Even from what Britt says, it doesn't sound like the kind of thing you'd say to someone really egging you on.
|1 week 4 days ago||Seems so. A lot of people who have talked about||
Seems so. A lot of people who have talked about their observations of practice have said it's very professional without a lot of yelling and feels like an NFL type of setting.
Having said that, I don't really think it matters or not but you need to get guys who fit with youe style. RR got flack for swearing (gasp!) during practices, and that hurt his perception, but I think that just added on to things moreso than actually changing minds.
|1 week 5 days ago||I stayed for every game in||
I stayed for every game in which I had a choice, but I can't fault people for leaving some games. It's one thing if someone's just drunk and leaves early to keep partying or whatever, but there's no reason anyone needs to sit in the rain and watch UM get pounded by Iowa in 2004 or 05 or whenver it was in what was then the worst home loss in Michigan history.
|1 week 5 days ago||Seriously, how long are they||
Seriously, how long are they going to spend taking a shit? They could just do as I do and screw around on their smartphones for a minute.