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|4 days 3 hours ago||You do understand that,||
You do understand that, outside of the basketball realm, Michael Jordan is, by all accounts, an awful, unlikable human being?
|4 days 4 hours ago||I remember my dad telling me||
I remember my dad telling me of the utter hate (e. g. death threats, etc) that Maris got as he approached 60 home runs, even from Yankees fans. I've always thought of the LeBron thing the same way. People have such love of Michael Jordan -- some of which is based on the fact he was a generational talent and some because he had an at-the-time unprecedented marketing campaign deifying him -- that the existance of LeBron upsets them. People can pretend they're upset he left Cleveland (because we all care so much for Ohio, right?) but its really because he has the audacity to be near/as good as/better than MJ. It's kind of ugly, honestly.
|5 days 15 hours ago||I have some stories to this||
I have some stories to this effect. (See my avatar.) Cannot share in long form currently but will come back tomorrow when I can give a proper retelling.
|5 days 22 hours ago||I'm glad to hear he's not. .||
I'm glad to hear he's not. . .
. . . out on the streets!
*We Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who*
|6 days 3 hours ago||This seems pretty open and||
This seems pretty open and shut. Anyone who has made money selling the idea that soccer is an exciting sport is clearly perpetuating fraud at a massive level.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Nothing is a boring as soccer. Fuck soccer. #DefundTheUSMNT||
Nothing is a boring as soccer. Fuck soccer. #DefundTheUSMNT
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Do we have a legit chance of||
Do we have a legit chance of making the NCAA tourney if we win this? Pardon my ignorance, sincerely asking.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This is totally non-sequitor.||
This is totally non-sequitor. I didn't say Jalen is a terrible person. I think he's obnoxious and elevates his random thoughts to levels of such importance he literally cannot stop sharing them with other people even when it upsets others. He self promotes to near Bill Simmons-esque levels.
Yes, he gives money to charity and cares about social causes. So does Webber. So do the Koch brothers. Its intellectually dishonest to respond to a critique of someone's behavior with "well, he donate money to a charity and cares about things." So does everyone. People are complicated: they can both do some good things and be complete odious in other walks of life.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Jalen has always known. He||
Jalen has always known. He did this video podcast thing with Simmons shortly after the National Title game 2 years ago where he goes into the whole thing and said basically "Chris doesn't like being called out, he doesn't respond well to that, he's private". Which, again, he's saying on a video podcast. Jalen either (a) does not sincerely want to fix their relationship, or (b) is too stupid to realize that doing something he knows upsets Webber is going to hurt that cause.
Jalen can yell "Michigan!" all he wants, at the end of the day he really only cares about Jalen.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not going to defend all||
I'm not going to defend all the thing Webber did/said, but I have said every time this topic comes up that Jalen comes off incredibly disingenuous and seems to love nothing more than the sound of his own voice. Possibly my least favorite great Michigan sports alum all time.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||I somehow misread the ending||
I somehow misread the ending as "frost bite on his nips". I was all. . . what!?
|5 weeks 20 hours 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.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Ugh||
EDIT: I am an idiot, please disregard
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Totally agree about the new||
Totally agree about the new tagline for the site.
|5 weeks 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.
|5 weeks 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.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Fuck soccer.||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I just watched punter||
I just watched punter highlights. What is happening with my life?
|7 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.)
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 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.
|8 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.
|8 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.
|8 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.
|8 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.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||He won conference||
He won conference championships in two different conferences while at VCU. Including THIS SEASON.
|8 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."
|10 weeks 1 hour 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.
|11 weeks 10 min 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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?!