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|4 days 13 hours ago||From one to another||
Very sad to hear this news. Though I rarely agreed with Drew, he was a colleague in the sense of being in journalism (my field since 1981) and a columnist (something I still get to do despite being kicked upstairs to management). As a columnist, he succeeded in the one essential task of that particular craft: he got you to read him. Prayers and condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Name that D||
Anything except the Brownshirts.
Actually, I've been on a Beatles jag lately. Therefore: The Blue Meanies.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Powerless trio||
These guys were before the days of most of you, but there was a truly abysmal 70s trio called Sir Lord Baltimore. When they played the Fillmore, Bill Graham's reaction to them was, "Pus! Pus! Pus!" And he was right.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Real world||
In the real employment world (especially in the skilled trades), there are non-compete clauses. My company has one and we just used it to keep one of our people from going to a competitor. That person still has the right to take his skills to any other company in our field. But damned if we were going to just let him go to the enemy. JB's first duty is to the program and the mission. Spike is a grownup -- he'll find a good place to land.
|30 weeks 5 hours ago||U.P. fiction||
"True North" and "Return to Earth" are marvelous.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't happen||
A certain Sparty at work has been woofing about his team being in the tournament longer than my team. Reminds me of a story told by wrestler Paul Orndorff. The boys were riding from one town to the next and Tony Atlas said he could whip Mr. Wonderful. They got out of the car. Cue in Orndorff: "He said he could beat my ass. Didn't happen. Left him laying by the side of the road." Prone and bleeding. Just like our friends from EL.
|33 weeks 6 hours ago||Jimi||
Tire tracks all across your shorts, I can see you've had your fun. (Gad, these things are horrible).
|35 weeks 5 days ago||For a good time||
Possible description of someone seeking a date on the Bama website: "My idea of a good time on a first date is to go out with you under the moonlight and poison some trees."
|37 weeks 9 hours ago||Territories||
What is this, the old territory system of pro wrestling? They need to think of ways to outcompete and outthink Harbaugh. But instead, they will adopt their throwback position of badmouthing and throwing around wheelbarrows full of cash , er.... incentives.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||SSN||
Sookie sookie now!!!
|39 weeks 3 hours ago||Two for the 80s||
"Everybody Wants To Rule the World" -- Tears for Fears
"Earn Enough For Us" -- XTC
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Lack of oversight||
This kind of thing will happen more often. Daily nedia organizations (such as MLive, the one I have personal experience working for) have flattened out their editorial/oversight/supervision structures under the belief that people can be completely trusted to post without errors of fact, libelous content or downright plagiarism. Not exactly working out for MLive (which just announced yet around round of staff cuts) or any other news organization where clicks trump accuracy.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Against my better judgment ...||
..I'm looking to see what the sage and seer, soothsayer and sage Tim Kawakami is reporting on this. The latest two names are Hue Jackson and/or Chip Kelly. At least in this case, we actually know those two gentlemen prefer the pro game. But I remember the warning of a real sage: "be not deceived. "
|42 weeks 3 days ago||A wrong guess||
You guessed incorrectly. I've been aware of the "historic attitude" for decades, but choose not to participate in that aspect of Sparty-bashing (the Moo U. and all of that). I won't bite the hands that feed.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||It gets old||
Iowans (and Wisconsinites and people from here in SW Michigan) get tired of the mockery of people who earn their living in agriculture. I've heard it way too much over the years: "rubes, bumpkins, hillbillies, dumb farmers," almost always from Chicago suburbanites. We smile, seethe, and keep producing food to nourish the ingrates in hopes they'll learn some manners.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Inspiration||
That SI cover gaffe will rouse Dantonio and his Spartans to kick the crap out of that evil Mick Saban.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Big Easy Brady||
Hope he gets this gig. But he'd better stay away from those waist-expanding beignets. Gumbo, however, is mandatory. And also jambalaya in moderation. And ham po-boys from Mama's.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||The key sentence||
"Endzone" is fine work and should be a text in sports management and business classes. There's one sentence that stood out among all the others: It's JUB's observation that Brandon "understood us and them but never understood we."
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Another opening closed||
Not that he would have been considered for this job, but I'm on Brady Hoke watch and thus far have not seen his name associated with any job opening at all, much less from a Power 5 school. Will he end up in Greg Schiano limboland? Anybody heard any buzz about The Clapper?
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Versatility unknown to mankind||
Is there anybody else you know of who can bust a nut, sing a fight song and lead the Lord's Prayer in the same night? That, by God, is how champions behave.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Grounded in faith||
I know Chad's family is grounded in faith. That doesn't make this easy at all, and at times like this my theology feels very inadequate. But in the end, it's a source of strength. Plus, I believe Chad got quite a welcoming reception. I can almost envision Bo with a football saying, "Hey kid, want to play catch?"
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Choices||
Looks like ol' Brady will have a lot of open jobs to explorre. The question is how many suitors will he have?
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Unfathomable||
I'll only comment on one of the penalties: the "illegal blcok below the waist," which was delivered in the side at about region of the kidneys. Right in front of two or three zebras. Is it eyesight? Is it lack of judgment? The sheer consistency and pervasiveness of the incompetence begs for attention in the off-season. Meanwhile, I wait with bated breath to see which crew shows up in A2 next Saturday.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Fuzzy memories||
Every time I see "bad gateway" it reminds me of some smoky old pool rooms I should have avoided.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Prayers||
Praying for the family and for the day when all of us on this dirt clod floating in space can quit fighting each other and gang up on cancer instead.
|50 weeks 8 hours ago||Insufficient evidence||
I cannot answer this question without access to the complete list of fake 40 times.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Old school paranoia||
I have a case of old school, Schembechlerian paranoia about this game. I always toook Bo to heart when he would say things like, "You'd better watch out for Navy" or "You'd better not take Northwestern lightly." The good thing is that JH heard Bo say all these things too and will have them white hot and ready.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Comical||
These jokers couldn't referee a game of Calvinball.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Coaching strategy||
They'll just have to prepare the team to play with the knowledge that the zebras are incompetent (at best) or venal (at worst). They are masquerading as being competent, and they're doing so with intent to deceive.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Scheduling||
I'm surprised he had time for a TV interview on Fire 'em Friday.