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|16 weeks 5 days ago||My take:||
Eden Hazard is a tremendous little bitch, and has been for years now. He fits right in at Chelsea.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Why B1G hasn't won a title in over a decade:||
|25 weeks 3 days ago||"Yes I went this far.."||
Ah, nothing like the sweet smell of seeping douche in the afternoon. Went this far? You're a disgruntled fan complaining about playcalling after a loss on an internet message board. Taking a step outside right now without a t-shirt is more courageous. Bravo.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||The fact that you let stuff like this||
upset you, is just so damn disappointing. And embarrassing, quite frankly. Step away from the computer, breathe the fresh air outside, and let the 18-22 year olds celebrate however the fuck they want.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Er||
You took the minor point I made and drove it off a cliff, but alright?
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Wasn't so hot against Rodgers and Brees?||
You don't say!
A little brevity is important here. profootballfocus, which examines and grades players on a per-play basis, had Berry ranked as one of the few CBs in the league with a positive coverage rating. Regardless of what you may think, the evidence shows he is - at the very least - NOT a bad cornerback. The Lions are in desperate need of guys in the secondary who don't suck. As it stands, they've got two average guys(Houston, Delmas) and a whole lot of To Be Determined's.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Big blow for the Lions||
Personal conduct aside, this a huge hit for the Lions' secondary. Berry was far better than most will give him credit for here - he was Detroit's best CB on a per-play basis, and looked to possess some Pro Bowl potential with a full season of starting under his belt.
One of those mid-round picks really needs to pan out. And soon.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Delusion.||
This dude has it:
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Satellite view of State College||
|43 weeks 1 day ago||It may not be in no particular order||
But I do see us near the top of that list and I will overreact accordingly.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||So the game still sucks, basically||
I'll focus on EAs much better FIFA and NHL franchises yet again, I suppose. I've been dying to get back into football for years, but EA continues to shit out absolute dogshit with their NCAA and Madden lineups.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Randle-el||
Let's give this man his due, he is the only reason IU has been relevant in football in years.
|45 weeks 13 hours ago||If you didn't like BASEketball||
...You are, quite literally, a terrible human being.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||As a Gunners fan||
I sure hope they're not after Dempsey, and it appears they're not - thankfully. He's a great player, sure, but Arsenal needs to have bigger aspirations and signing a 29 year old forward/mid tweener without great pace isn't a need. He doesn't really fit in their 4-3-3.
I do hope Deuce plays CL football somewhere, though.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Land Suter||
and regardless of whatever else happens, the offseason is an A+. It'd be nice to land Parise, but that's not happening, and I don't like the price tag for a guy like Nash (huge contract hit, loss of really good young prospects, locked up until 2018). If a guy like Bobby Ryan is available, he might be worth the gamble - but I'm content with staying put up front and letting our farm system grow.
And if we can flip Franzen for someone, that'd be fine by me too.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Since you're||
admittedly ignorant about prospects in the Wings system, how do you know we don't have such players being developed? I and another guy have already directed you towards a plethora of kids who are projected to be top-line players in the NHL - certainly on par with a scrub like Wolski.
My guess is you have not researched this very thoroughly, and are thus banking on the results produced by prodigies like Crosby and Stastny to support your argument. It's weak sauce, dude. By and large, players who are 21 in the NHL are extremely raw and hurt the teams they're playing for - even if they're producing points at a decent clip. This isn't rocket science - playing guys that young doesn't prove anything about your organizational depth, it often just means your desperate.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Really, dude?||
That's your angle? Well I'm sorry, but you're not gonna find Anze Kopitar or Ilya Kovalchuk in our farm system. Or any farm system, save for them team lucky enough to pick 1st overall.
And newsflash: Hall-of-Famers on your second line don't exist anymore. This is 2012, not 2002 - you'll be lucky to have one on your whole roster.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sorry, you're wrong||
The Red Wings obviously don't have the high-draft picks to nurture the blueiest blue-chip prospects, but they have a substantial amount of kids on the farm who project as All-star caliber if things go right with them.
Your point about the Red Wings playing their veterans is irrelevant - the majority of our prospects are under 21 years old and are in no way ready for the NHL. Teams that DO play prospects so young are also the ones you usually see picking at the top of the draft again the next season. And for the record: Datsyuk emerged as a 23 year old after playing in Russia's highest league, Zetterberg emerged as a 22 year old coming out of the Swedish Elite League(the best league outside of the NHL), and Franzen was DRAFTED as a 24 year old before emerging at 26. It's worth noting that 2 of those 3 guys are some of the best forwardsin NHL history, and using them as a barometer to measure our young talent isn't all that fair.
So you're overreaching a bit here - the only guys in our farm system over the age of 22 are Brendan Smith and Gustav Nyquist(I'll exclude Mursak since he's already graduated and seeing regular minutes) - both of whom are(SUPRISE!) ranked as top-notch prospects by every recruiting publication and seem poised to play fulltime next season. Ipso facto - right on schedule.
-weve currently got Calle Jarnkok rewriting the record books Zetterberg penned in the SEL - as a 20 year old!
-Tatar has owned the AHL as a 20-21 year old. Sheahan is making the jump in his year-21. Joakim Anderrson is a bit overaged, but expect him to be manning Detroit's checking line soon.
-Tomas Jurco is currently eviscerating all comers in the QMJHL.
-Ditto defensemen Xavier Oullet and Ryan Sproul(OHL)
-I havent even mentioned Petr Mrazek, who may be our best goalie prospect...ever.
And there's a host of others all doing VERY well in their respective minor league division and they're ALL under 21. The organization is flowing smoothly, folks. I'd recommend following this website for more regular info on your future Wings:
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I like your thinking||
The truth is a lot of the success we see from other teams is a direct by-product of nits they picked from our philosophy.
I'm very excited to see what the young guys coming up in our organization will do. If guys like Suter and Parise are out there, go after them - but I'd rather not spend 2 or 3 million on a guy whose only advantage over our current crop on the farm is their NHL experience. Detroit is brimming with talent in Grand Rapids and the minors. Given time, this 20 year dynasty we've seen could be extended to 40. Holland knows that, and I'm excited to see what happens.
And let's be honest, the Stanley Cup Finalists are nothing to emulate - the Kings were in the bottom 5 of the league in scoring all year long and scraped into the playoffs. Funny shit happens in a best-of-7 series. That's all you can take from that.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I've come to the conclusion||
99% of Red Wings fans are miserable failures at life, as evidenced by their same tired argument of "needing to get tougher" and all sorts of ridiculous roster ideas in the wake of a playoff exit.
The Red Wings are fine, the farm system is awesome, and no - they're never going to get as tough as you like. They play hockey, and they're one of the best at it. Sometimes you win, sometimes you dont. The job Holland, Babock and co. have done since the lockout has been remarkable - just look at the roster in 06 compared to now. The parts are constantly shifting, but the priorities remain the same and the results always show the Wings at the top of the league.
Now let's get back to talking about Alexander Semin as a possible replacement for Nick Lidstrom. What a tremendous idea.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Who the F cares?||
It's recruiting. It's kids were talking about. Some will be goodt, some wont be, others will fade away into oblivion and make you feel like asshats for caring so much about their star ratings in the first place. If you think this kid is "taking up a scholarship," well, go fuck yourself - suddenly you're an expert on the proper make up of a football team? And insulting the kids worth in the process? We get it. You all think long snappers are easy to coach up. Hoke and co. obviously think this kid is a gem and he's worth their attention - and they're clearly not excited about any of the other hopefuls on the roster once Glanda leaves.
I've already said more than I should. None of you should care so much about how recruiting scholarships and priorities are allocated. Welcome aboard, Scott. All of us could have only hoped to have been as smart as you as a 17 year old - turning your unique talent into a full-ride scholarship, avoiding a lifetime of what-ifs about your overrated athletic ability and developing a penchant for posting on Michigan message boards begging for MOAR OMG SHIRTLESS recruits.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Was gonna post a seperate thread||
for this, but I figure the mGo community has a strict one-futbol post limit on the main page. But Shinji Kagawa is officially off to ManU for a reported 18 mil. Though I'm not a Devils fan, Borussia Dortmund is my de facto second-team and Kagawa was brilliant the past two years in Germany. Not enough has been made about how good that Dortmund side was this season, and Shinji was the catalyst. His creativity is endless and his passes are smart and always on target. Rooney is going to love this guy, and he can now act as more of a striker and let Kagawa take care of the midfield dirty work. Considering Hazard was sold to Chelsea for about 3 times that, SAF got himself a steal. He'll be a household name this time next year.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||England's terrible||
I hate to speak in absolutes, but the team has no hope or creativity up front, and their central defense is terrible. I truly think England will return to form in '14(Kyle Walker, Phil Jones, The Ox, Wilshere and a host of others should all be world-class by then), but until then they're stuck with a stodgy bunch lacking creativity. I mean, cmon, Steven Gerrard is starting for them - in 2012!
Germany and Spain are by far the favorites, but don't be surprised to see Greece or Russia make some noise coming out of an easy group - and Italy is better than some think. They have a chance to steal one right off the bat from a Spanish side that hasn't played a whole lot together. No such problem for the Azzuri, and their refreshingly creative-minded head coach has a lot of toys at his disposal.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Really excited about this kid||
Concerns about his ability to cover can be extrapolated to 90% of LBs in the NFL today - it's something very few LBs ever actually end up being good at. He's instinctive? He's a ridiculously efficient tackler? Sign me up.
There's guys like Ross, and there's guys like former FSU 5-star commit Nigel Bradham, who got ranked as a 5-star solely because he gave rivals pundits boners with his size and bodybuilder physique. Talk to any FSU fan today and you wont hear very nice things about Mr. Bradham. Give me a guy whose best attribute is his ability to actually play football, I dont give a crap about size.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||What the fuck is wrong with some of you?||
Holland's legacy tarnished? Detroit nowhere near championship caliber? A replacement for Howard? Are you fucking insane? This team was at the top of the NHL last season before the injuries set in, and that was without playing their best hockey even during their record home winning streak. So we lost in the first round. Who the fuck cares, it happens. To suggest the Red Wings are on the brink of collapse is asinine - and doubting Howard's status is a legit #1 goalie has no merit. Besides, you should have learned something since our run of greatness started - a goalie is far more replaceable than any position on the ice. If the Red Wings take care of business shoring up the defense, it doesn't matter who's in goal. Christ, some short guy with a stupid mask and whom the Red Wings deemed replaceable multiple times is currently looking like a HOF shoo-in because of the philosophy of Holland and co. Build the core of your roster - going gaga over trying to get the next Rinne or Lundqvist is just a waste of roster space and money. Luckily, our front office is smarter than that, and I only have to hear that kind of drivel on a message board.
Take a gander at the Red Wings prospect pool before you throw in the towel about the Red Wings longterm legitimacy. They're ranked in the top half by every recruiting service, some even in the top 10. They've got Brandon Smith, Tomas Tatar, Jan Mursak, Gustav Nyqvist, Tomas Jurco, Calle Jarnkok(whom many have called the next Zetterberg and he's currently at a blistering point-per-game pace in the notoriously stingy Swedish Elite League) and a host of other excellent draft picks who are developing at the proper pace. Every year the Wings lose we hear the same shit - get tougher, we need a #1 goalie, blah blah. And every year were at the top of the NHL again because this team is built pretty fucking awesome and fans are stupid and overreact when we're not hoisting the Cup.
Anyways, God speed to the greatest European player to ever play the game.
|1 year 3 days ago||My biggest problem||
with Rosenbergare the jokes and one-liners he cracks in his columns. They're never funny. Ever. Never ever funny.
|1 year 4 days ago||Until EA Canada||
is somehow in charge of the Madden/NCAA titles, Madden/NCAA will continue to be shit. EA USA is complete, utter horse caca - and all of you who buy Madden/NCAA are basically the reason people hate America. Also, why don't you support our troops?
WOO GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE! OF THE EXACT SAME STUFF I SAW WHEN DESMOND HOWARD WAS ON THE COVER! OOOO LOOK THE MASCOTS ARE HAVING AN ORGY ON THE FIELD. STUFF YOUR 60 BUCKS INTO UNCLE SAMS TROUSERS AND LICK BAWLZ HOMIE.
|1 year 1 week ago||Ill eat my crow, ManCity fans||
Unbelievable comeback. They deserved to win the league after an effort like that. Probably the best performance I've seen since all those Turkey comebacks at Euro 2008
|1 year 1 week ago||Newcastle||
Everton, Fulham, Sunderland, and Wigan are the clubs I'd look at if I were you.
Especially Wigan, which has somehow slain all of the top teams in the league this year despite starting out in the relegation zone. I love their potential.
|1 year 1 week ago||Man City losing 2-1||
I've never seen a team less used to success than the Sky Blues. Their ability to creatively fuck up every advantage they obtain from Man U in the standings is impeccable.
Looks like my Gunners are positiioning themselves nicely for the 3rd spot. W00t!