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|1 week 19 hours ago||I somehow misread the ending||
I somehow misread the ending as "frost bite on his nips". I was all. . . what!?
|1 week 1 day ago||They had Brad May for one||
They had Brad May for one season. If he was there for any skill other than being a "true fighter,' well. . . I'm unaware of what else he brought to the table.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ugh||
EDIT: I am an idiot, please disregard
|1 week 4 days ago||Totally agree about the new||
Totally agree about the new tagline for the site.
|1 week 4 days ago||My old neighbors, when I||
My old neighbors, when I lived in an apartment building, named their network "Bloody Tampon IN YR GRILL".
No explanation was ever proffered.
|1 week 5 days ago||Tell Brian that. Every time a||
Tell Brian that. Every time a US soccer player gets an orange slice, it's front page news.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Fuck soccer.||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I just watched punter||
I just watched punter highlights. What is happening with my life?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||LC Bird high school is about||
LC Bird high school is about 20 minutes from VCU's campus. Proximity definitely had something to do with it.
Also, FWIW, his high school basically adapted Michigan's stuff as their own. Their school song is The Victors and their football jerseys/helmets are identical to Michigans but with light blue instead of maize. (This means nothing.)
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I really liked the legends||
I really liked the legends jerseys and patches. I know I'm in a very small minority, but I thought it was done very respectfully and looked ok. I think it helped educate a lot of newer/younger fans about the old greats. Oh well.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||For example: I hate NASCAR. I||
For example: I hate NASCAR. I think NASCAR is the stupidest thing in the history of the world. I have no idea how anyone could find watching it entertaining. I, therefore, do not watch NASCAR.
I do NOT say NASCAR shouldn't exist. I don't think NASCAR shouldn't be televised. I don't argue that ESPN showing NASCAR highlights somehow makes the Indianapolis 500 less special. If I did, people would be like, "whoa, that's nuts, settle down." But that's the entirety of the argument against more bowl games. Kids on a mediocre football team shouldn't get to experience a bowl game and get some of their only (NCAA legalized) reward for their hard work because the mere existance of a third-tier bowl game is an affront to the sensibilities of someone sitting on their couch at home. Uh, that's nuts, settle down.
EDIT: I also, for the record, was AGREEING with Slago in his initial post. He said: "So I suppose I don't really mind having a ton because it's a positive for the athletes, plus I'm not watching these types of bowls anyway." Which is entirely my argument.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It has nothing to do with Mad||
It has nothing to do with Mad Hatter. I have no idea what the guy is like. His argument, however, is junk. He argument against more bowl games consists of exactly two points: (1) he is not fond of it/doesn't want to see them, and (2) more bowl games makes the Rose Bowl less special. His second point is so ridiculously insane, that I maintain he, nor any other sane person (of which he seems to be one) cannot actually believe it, they're just having an especially sanctimonious SPORTS HOT TAKE.
His first issue is easily rectified by not watching it. There are all sorts of things on TV I don't like. I don't watch them; I don't think they shouldn't exist. That is how a reasonable person deals with that situation. If some hypothetical person -- Mad Hatter or otherwise -- has such a compulsion to watch college football that they cannot avoid watching a bowl game they don't want to see, that hypothetical person has issues.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Would Shaka Smart be my #1||
Would Shaka Smart be my #1 with a bullet if the Michigan job came open, no. Would I feel it was a home run hire, yes. Is he better than any of Beilein's assistants? Incontrovertedly.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sorry if this comes off||
I'm sorry if this comes off as rude, but that's complete garbage. The Rose Bowl is not watered down by the existance of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. You don't believe that; no one believes that.
Anyone who cannot make an intellectual distinction between a major bowl game and a "participation trophy" bowl game has problems. "Too many bowl games" is not a negative for any player ever, only for message board commentees.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I live in Richmond and the||
I live in Richmond and the city has a near funeral palor over it today. Ironically, for the 150th anniversary, they're doing this light show all weekend (starting yesterday) at night to recreate Richmond burning to the ground. . . which was about the most fitting metaphor for what being in the Richmond, VA network on social media was like around 10pm last night.
I still question his style and think he really needs to refine his halfcourt offense but he undoubtedly took VCU to a level it was never at including moving to a better conference and major facility upgrades. It was a lot of fun to watch those guy and the excitement in town the last few years and hopefully they don't go cheap and get them a coach who can keep them in the tourney annually which was unthinkable a decade ago.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||He won conference||
He won conference championships in two different conferences while at VCU. Including THIS SEASON.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This is what I never||
This is what I never understand. People rage against how little athletes "get" for their hard work but then we begrudge two 6-6 teams getting a free trip to Hawaii or Vegas or somewhere. The fact you or I don't want to watch the "Valvoline No Name Bowl" is completely inconsequential.
I wish people who rant about too many bowl games framed the issue honestly: "I don't want some kids getting a free trip somewhere and a swag bag and an experience they may not otherwise be able to have because I am a complete degenerate who is unable to control myself from watching a football game I don't want to see."
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Huggins and Tark are||
Huggins and Tark are lightyears ahead of Cal in pure filth.
People don't like Cal, they don't like one-and-dones, but his players aren't consistently terrible human beings like Huggins' recruits.
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||I would've been interested to||
I would've been interested to hear Brian's thoughts on if there was any chance B1G Hockey adds an affiliate member like Johns Hopkins in lacrosse.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I never thought I'd see the||
I never thought I'd see the day someone request a stream for the NIT selection show. Are we about to do a WNIT pickem bracket?!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Waffles! Buy delicious, delicious waffles!||
Waffles! Buy delicious, delicious waffles!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||When did CNN start farming||
When did CNN start farming out legit stories to The Onion??
|9 weeks 6 days ago||We'll have confirmation if||
We'll have confirmation if the NCAA tweets at 1am that the player was, in fact, ruled ineligible.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||It makes sense. Football has||
It makes sense. Football has 7-8 games at home. Basketball has 19, this season, for comparison. Football is way more per game.
This is an excellent idea that never would've happened under Brandon.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||It's commonly a secondary||
It's commonly a secondary ingredient, most commonly accentuating a vodka base. It's okay with fruit juice or a fizz on its own though.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||That would be my top five exactly. Good taste.||
That would be my top five exactly. Good taste.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Hail, yes!!||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Farewell, good night, last one out turn out the lights!!||
Farewell, good night, last one out turn out the lights!!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Best half of basketball we've||
Best half of basketball we've played all season! The future is bright for these young guys!!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Dakich hitting threes, pulling down boards, drawing fouls...||
Dakich hitting threes, pulling down boards, drawing fouls...