I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|6 min 35 sec ago||Long term, the East is||
The bourgeoisie didn't wield any power under the old regime. The French Revolution to a large degree represented its triumph over the landed classes. I would restate it like this:
OSU/MSU - nobility (may be living on borrowed time, but currently in power)
Michigan - bourgeoisie (has great economic strength and is hoping for a revolution to come)
PSU - landowning peasant class
Maryland/Rutgers/Indiana - landless peasants
|2 hours 20 min ago||I'm not sure how much of||
I'm not sure how much of Akron and UConn can be pinned on Borges. We committed a total of eight turnovers in those games. It's simply hard to score when you don't hang on to the ball.
MSU and the aftermath (NU, NW, Iowa) I think boiled down to a mixture of things: 1) teams finding a clear-cut gameplan for attacking us (pressure up the middle), 2) some rushed personnel switches on the OL; 3) a loss of confidence on the part of Gardner and the OL, and 4) Borges himself losing confidence in Gardner/the OL and calling disjointed gameplans.
|2 hours 30 min ago||Wow, that is nuts. Turner||
Wow, that is nuts. Turner Field was built for the Olympics and reconfigured for baseball the next year. You would think a stadium built in 1997 would have the luxury boxes and club seats and whatnot.
Aren't the Falcons also thinking of leaving the Georgia Dome? Atlanta taxpayers are getting taken for a ride.
|20 hours 37 min ago||I am the reason the little||
I am the reason the little paper "Michigan Football Guide" game programs are no longer viable. I shorted their stock and bought a private (non-leper) Hawaiian island with the profits.
I also brag about my MGoPoints when I meet people in real life.
|20 hours 49 min ago||It's basically jungle law.||
It's basically jungle law.
|21 hours 26 min ago||Regardless, it's pretty||
Regardless, it's pretty ridiculous to get offended over someone calling a sport you like "boring" when you just said the same thing about another sport. Personally, I find both sports boring, for what it's worth.
I do think wrestling should be in the Olympics because it has a long, long association with them, and there aren't that many other opportunities for wrestlers to achieve glory. Golf is doing fine as it is with the pro tour.
|21 hours 35 min ago||You are comparing apples and||
You are comparing apples and oranges. In soccer, it's normal to do that. Soccer tournaments always ask teams to play every few days, and club teams are regularly playing mid-week cup tournaments (or European competitions) in addition to their regular league games on the weekend.
Football never, ever does that. It's far harder on your body than soccer. You simply cannot ask football players to play every 3-4 days (outside of extreme, once-a-season kinds of things like playing on Thanksgiving).
|21 hours 41 min ago||I don't think that can be||
I don't think that can be done in the Olympics. Sevens is the only way to have the depth to play multiple games in a week.
|21 hours 46 min ago||True, but in any event, do||
True, but in any event, do not expect football to be like this anytime soon. It took decades before other countries could even challenge us in basketball.
|1 day 22 min ago||Actually, it took a long time||
Actually, it took a long time for the world to catch up with us in basketball, and it hasn't really done so even now. From 1936 to 1968, the U.S. not only won every gold medal but went undefeated that whole time. It was a total shock when the USSR won in '72, and it took some horrible officiating to pull it off. We didn't lose another Olympic game until 1988.
Even today, we're still a huge favorite whenever we play. 2004 is the only time we've lost in the Olympics with pro players, and that was with our "B" squad because none of the A-list guys wanted to risk what seemed at the time a dicey security situation in Athens.
|1 day 43 min ago||I think it's very doubtful.||
I think it's very doubtful. Rugby has seized the international terrain already, and people around the world who are interested in a more physical game than soccer mostly play that.
|1 day 52 min ago||Basketball is very widely||
Basketball is very widely played. More importantly, it's fairly cheap to set up a basketball venue. The problem with baseball and softball was that countries that don't play them didn't want to build stadiums for those sports just for the Olympics.
|1 day 54 min ago||Your point about juvenile||
Your point about juvenile complaints would hold more water if you hadn't referred to wrestling as "super boring" yourself just above.
|1 day 58 min ago||All of the sports you name||
All of the sports you name are internationally competitve - they aren't dominated by one country all the time. Football would be. It's not just that the sport isn't played that much outside the U.S., but that it isn't played at a high level anywhere else, aside from Canada and American Samoa.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Rugby has been added to the||
Rugby has been added to the Olympics - but in sevens format, so teams can play multiple games during the two weeks of competition.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I don't think that's the||
I don't think that's the highest number. Sack totals used to be higher than they are now. I remember Elvis Grbac getting sacked about 10 times in the '92 Rose Bowl.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Tsk tsk||
Brian should be wearing maize.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Bill Martin talked him into||
Bill Martin talked him into returning, but not necessarily for any specified amount of time, because he was caught off-guard a year later.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Disagree about PSU. They had||
Disagree about PSU. They had scored six points in the first 29 minutes of the second half, so there was no particular reason to be afraid of their offense with 50 seconds and no timeouts left. The end of regulation was pretty much a miracle for them.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Does the Longhorn Network||
Does the Longhorn Network make money?
|1 day 22 hours ago||But you have to consider the||
But you have to consider the flip side: before the introduction of the Legends Jersey concept, it was basically impossible for us to retire any new numbers, because we simply had too many players to be able to take any more out of circulation - we were down to 94 numbers for around 115 players. Before Desmond was honored, no player from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s or '00s had been honored, because we were concerned about running out of numbers.
If a guy turns out to be a legend in his own right while wearing the jersey, then we just change the patch to have two names on it. Not that big of a deal. A lot of our numbers have a tradition attached to them anyway (#1, #7, #77, etc.).
|1 day 22 hours ago||The rules have at times been||
The rules have at times been changed to help defenses. The "too many men in the huddle" rule, passed in the '90s, is an example. Gary Moeller's teams used to make use of that loophole (putting sometimes 14-15 men in the huddle before breaking) before it was closed.
I do think something needs to be done about defenses not having enough time to substitute against hurry-up offenses. A fairly simple rule change would be to require the playclock to go down to say, 15 or 20 seconds before the ball can be snapped. (There would be an exception for the final minute of a half.) That would still allow teams to operate at a fairly brisk pace but not the hyper-fast " jet" pace that pretty much forces a D to never substitute.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I never understand why fans||
I never understand why fans feel this need to "take sides" in these position battles. I think they've both shown promise and they should leave the tailback position in pretty good shape next year.
|2 days 38 min ago||I remember that. He used to||
I remember that. He used to make one of his players sit next to him on the air. The player would invariably be scared out of his mind and give mumbly answers.
|2 days 21 hours ago||So you're OK not watching||
So you're OK not watching Michigan football until next September?
|2 days 21 hours ago||Bowls are also a nice reward||
Bowls are also a nice reward for the players - they're definitely a highlight of the college experience for most guys. Football is basically a 12-month endeavor at this point, so it's nice for them to get a little trip that mixes business and pleasure.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Can a preseason top 10 team||
Can a preseason top 10 team "shock the world"?
|3 days 22 min ago||A 1987 shirt would have had||
A 1987 shirt would have had that stonewashed look and would have come with a painter's cap.
|3 days 23 min ago||I wouldn't buy a shirt from a||
I wouldn't buy a shirt from a non-BCS bowl (I'm snobby in that way), but I don't see what's so bad-looking about the shirt itself. It looks pretty much the same as every other year's version.
|3 days 28 min ago||I don't think the individual||
I don't think the individual Big Ten schools have all that much say in where they go. I think it's pretty much a case of the bowl picking us and that's that. I guess we theoretically could refuse, but I don't think the league would look favorably upon us if we did. The league negotiated some pretty lucrative bowl deals (often a lot richer than what other leagues have in theirs) and it's going to expect us to follow the pecking order.