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|2 days 7 hours ago||Tell me about it.||
I got club seats and made big plans for game five and I'm really starting to think there's about zero percent chance that game gets played.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I had to leave...||
right as Howard got pulled but they did seem to get better at about halfway through the third. Obviously not good enough, but better than they had been looking.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Not something I'd ever claim||
Not something I'd ever claim to be an expert on but the weight and style of the fabric on the blue football jerseys seems hockey-esque. Maybe soccer as well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'd also add...||
that five innings is probably considered more prestigious by most pitchers. It's not uncommon for softball pitchers to be top hitters on their team (AFAIK that's very rare in baseball) and obviously you take the zero any way you can.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Very true.||
The reaction time required to hit a softball is ridiculous even in baseball terms, and it's harder to hit a rising ball than a dropping ball. One other thing I'd add is that many times the most athletic girls are steered into pitching and the bell curve for female athletes isn't the same as for males. A 99th percentile male vs. a 98th percentile male is much closer than the same in women, at least in my observation and looking at past results (chalk wins much more often in womens sports, for example).
I've seen Detroit play four games over the past three years and they are absolutely terrible. On that same note I've seen good, veteran pitchers miss out on a no hitter against them; it's an accomplishment no matter who the opponent is.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'd pay billions...||
for Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, ect. signatures but I'm pretty sure their lawyers would advise against signing those documents.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||His wife is on the faculty...||
at Harvard Medical School. It's not like BC is unrealistic as a result (just assuming they wouldn't have to move or anything), but that would indicate some deeper ties at Harvard than your average Ivy coach has.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It's raining here in Florida.||
Wipers on the first setting and people driving 10-15 under, other than that I got nothing that compares.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||Jalen graduated from Maryland in 2005.||
Juwan graduated on time from Michigan while in the NBA.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Number three hockey city?||
Or not Hockeytown? One could be logical, the other is just blasphemy.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||How does any of it make sense?||
It's an ignorant and racist statement, I can't think of any of those that make sense.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Three bar.||
I've already recruited Wolf "The Dentist" Stanson to join my team. Good luck, everyone else.
|8 weeks 5 hours ago||There's an old school||
There's an old school (pre-Red) hockey player that has a handle you'd recognize.
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||This is the answer in a practical sense.||
I know it's almost all Brian that actually posts there, but it's an option when I make a thread or diary or whatever so the non real world technical answer is get mod powers.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Don't think you can unionize...||
when you're wanted dead or alive by a South American nation, but I'll have to look into that.
Also Brian's hiring and onboarding process > every single HR process ever.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||As someone...||
who considers himself an avid collector of OMG Shirtless autographs, this is an incredible opportunity. Your inbox will surely be flooded but that's the price of spreading the love I guess.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It can be tough to do sometimes...||
but following the threading of messages always works. You posted a reply to Space Coyote's long post above.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Question for a buddy, guy or friend.||
Is it surprising that <2% of Canada's citizens are registered with Hockey Canada as players or is the majority of non-youth hockey not sanctioned (which is the case in the US)? I can't believe that so few Canadians are currently playing even if you factor in gender.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Again, good for who?||
I agree, I wish that particular phrase wasn't in the OP.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||My own biases aren't an issue (I hope!?).||
I've tried extremely hard to take pretty much all emotion out of MGoBoard, and I don't think I've given anyone a reason to believe otherwise. I thought I answered satisfactorially above, in that that's not how I read the OP originally. Joe Schmoe keeping 90% of his pension is good news for Joe Schmoe and his family, I don't feel like that's a political statement (take that logically as far as you want, I still think it's true). If someone suggests it's the good or right thing for Detroit I'm with you on the political element.
I didn't take any kind of mod action against the post I said was an example of what not to do and didn't against the OP, which very well might have been the political statement you think it is.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I said recently that I'm not||
I said recently that I'm not sure you and I agree on pretty much anything but this post, especially the final paragraph, is gold. +1.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"Hi this is Mike Babcock" is||
"Hi this is Mike Babcock" is a pretty decent recruiting pitch all on its own, and I don't think he needs any lessons in x's and o's.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Your last paragraph describes||
Your last paragraph describes anything that's entertaining to mass groups of people. Music is probably the best example but there are plenty of others.
The first I don't agree with because teamwork isn't the only valuable life lesson to take away from sports. Devin getting up off the turf for the sake of his team is one thing to admire in sports, but the boxer getting up off the canvas for his own sake is too. They're different mindsets, but both are admirable in their own way.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Weird.||
I'm always confused when people talk about sports that "matter". What sport matters in a substantive way? To pose it in the direction of this coach, what does your sport bring to the world that football doesn't?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Nice present to turn the game on to.||
Nicely done, boys.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I haven't edited anything.||
Reading the OP for the first time I thought he was trying to say something else "city [workers]" which I wouldn't say is political. If it was a value judgement and trying to say "people of Detroit" than I would say it's another example of what not to do.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This post is a good example||
This post is a good example of what not to do to avoid turning the thread into a political flamewar.
Avoid value judgements that more or less fall on political lines when posting.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||The last few were fine, IIRC.||
As were the new stadium threads despite having this as a backdrop.
Assuming most people can post like adults we'll just shun the others.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||Who knows.||
It wouldn't be the first or last time an athlete was delusional about their abilities and limitations.
Somehow switched up "turn" and "them". Ugh.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||Yes.||
I mentioned Ali v. Holmes above and think it's a good comparison. Obviously incapable athlete being strung along by people looking to make a quick buck playing off of name/gender without a lot of regard for the consequences.
Specifically if it was Tom Cruise or another slight of stature gazillionaire I wouldn't feel that bad because the power dynamics are greatly skewed in his favor with the IFL. If this was Tom Cruise's great-grand nephew with pro football dreams who happened to look exactly like him I'd feel the same way as I do about this woman.