just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
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|1 week 5 days ago||Hit parade||
Tennessee, UCLA and Kansas.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Out of position||
Start him at LB. My memories of getting too near a sow with piglets remind me that his species has incredible closing speed.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It's 1969 okay||
I pick Don Moorhead, because he's a homeboy (from South Haven) and because he was QB in my favorite game in Michigan history, the gigantic upset in 1969 over Ohio.
Then Rick Leach, the guts and glue of the Maize and Blue.
Then Denard, for "guts and glue" brought forward into the 21st century.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Inferiority complex||
Yes, they have a little brother complex, but you would too if you had an entire classification of jokes aimed at you. I'm referring to the "Aggie joke" humor subgenre, which I didn't know about until living in Texas. Example: What's the best thing to ever come out of College Station? Highway 6. Did you hear about the Aggie whose dog kept getting hurt while chasing parked cars? The Sparties have no idea how bad it could really get.
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||Confusion||
The Cubs have been confused since 1908.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||No connection||
This son of the ould sod (Shaw and Callahan) reminds you that the Irish saved civilization long before Sparty started destroying furniture.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Wardrobe malfunction||
Whoever is coming up with these designs must hate athletes and wishes to denigrate them by making them play wearing pajamas. At this rate, the sneaks will look like those bunny slippers Ralphie was forced to wear in "A Christmas Story."
|15 weeks 3 days ago||The Godfather of Soul||
The event: Losing to Ohio State
The catharsis: "The Big Payback" by James Brown. JB is great blowing-off-steam music, great house cleaning music. . . .just great in general. And "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing" gets heavy rotation after any episode of Urbanspeak, Geespeak and Smithspeak.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Escalation||
Bop-era jazz (Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk) until my deadlines are met.
In the afternoon, I'll be in the mood for some old-fashioned Detroit high energy: MC5, Wayne Kramer, The Racketeers, Sonic's Rendezvous Band. Kick out the jams and let it snow.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||This is. . .||
Ohio hooey. And that's the foulest, smelliest kind.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||A modest proposal||
Marcus Ray should have a five-minute conversation with the kid. That should take care of it. Now let's light up and just move along.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Title tracking||
At first, the title suggested a humorous OT, but now I understand the lacross angle.
And yet, if you really want to discuss B1G expansion, how about competition between hospitals? We could stage individual events in operating rooms witih spectators — but no cheering or Junior Mints allowed. Recruiting "hello" posts on this blog could include "fake incision times."
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Progeny||
The behavior of Titus Young Sr. imperils the future of Titus Young Jr. Those tender father-son teaching times will no doubt include such nuggets as "Don't be disrespected," "Learn how to handle your bidness" and other phrases intended to excuse sociopathy. A pox on him. Trade him to the Raiders.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||The next level||
Wherever he plays, Denard will be a work in progress. But I think the best solution would be to develop him as quickly as possible as a kick returner while he matures into a WR. He could be the new Devin Hester, now that the present one seems relatively uninterested in going on.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||And in another change. . .||
. . .the sign going into the tunnel next season will now say "Play Like An Imaginary Girlfriend Today."
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Similarities||
The big question for me now is how long did the ND administration, athletic and otherwise, know about this canard? The confluence of forces here suggest that we have something like the Penn State scandal with regard to the higher-ups. Not as large or harmful as the PSU scandal for sure, but of the same species (lying and coveringup for something deemed too big to criticize or discipline).
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Overheard||
"I don't get what the big deal is about." -- George O'Leary
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Another brick||
This goes along with the reports that USC snubbed the social function that was supposed to involve both teams. Lundquist and Danielson were kvetching about that during the game. How long can this clown keep his job in the face of the mounting evidence? And does the president of USC wear a bow tie?
|22 weeks 3 hours ago||A clean image||
The question of whether this is the right move to "clean his image" is irrelevant to those of us who never bought into the image in the first place. Our ability to detect bullshit is what needs serious repair. You can't go wrong invoking The Principle of the Path, which says that direction, not intention, determines destination. "I'm a good guy because I fight cancer" is the exception; his deceptive behavior has been the rule.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Give the kicker some||
Brendan Gibbons with a bevy of brunettes.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||A twist||
Well, this adds an interesting angle to my observation last week that Lesticles is a cross between Bo and John L. Smith. Maybe Arky's AD said, "Hey, we want another guy who's stranger than nine kinds of hell, but this time we want one who wins."
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Hybrid vigor||
Les Miles is what you get when you combine Bo with John L. Smith.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Spillover||
As a Volunteer sympathizer, the only comfort in this comes from knowing that dirty dog Kiffin is in trouble himself at USC. He's the one that set this whole chain of affairs in motion.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||52-17||
The Biting Illini 17
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Unchanged||
At 8-4. And in the expectation that we get Sparty this year.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Meteorology||
Don't let it rain like it did during RichRod's first trip down there. Not with a freshman fielding kicks. If it's a muddy slogfest, I think Denard and an up-to-speed Fitz figure out a way to win, with the defense doing just enough. UM 24, ND 19
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Oregon 2007||
Yes, you can make a case that part of this was a hangover from The Horror, but still, I can't remember a more thorough dismantling. I wonder if this was the game that made Lloyd decide to quit, even more than App State.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Integrity||
Integrity, thy name is Hoke. And that clattering sound you heard was the sound of a bunch of people wearing red and green (plus a few "journalists") who had to drop the stones they were so eager to throw.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||The blade||
It's line play, especially when they have the ball. I can envision those big nasty fellas and Lacy putting the blade down until we prove we can stop them.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||The opinions of others||
It's all about the future of the kid and the integrity of the program, and I trust Hoke to do the right thing on both accounts. I also trust him to make that decision regardless of the opnions of Sparties, Bucknuts, Freepers and others who would find something to complain about if FItz gets suspended for six games. The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.