"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|5 years 10 weeks ago||Are you serious?||
He was among the most highly recruited players in his class. Look at his Welcome post on this very site for details on his numerous offers. I'm guessing he was also offered by Tulane, though, so you got that one right.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Yes||
I'm actually aware of that. My point was that posters shouldn't worry about observing supposedly strict rules but should try to communicate clearly. I suppose I wasn't clear about that and thus violated my own maxim.
Good catch anyway.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Sorry||
I'm not on here enough to know which posters are not so swift and which are feigning it.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Agreed in part||
But I don't think the militant grammarians on the site are saying anybody is better or worse because of grammar. The point is not to have perfect grammar, but just to write well enough that:
1. You communicate your thoughts relatively painlessly; and
In other words, split infinitives are acceptable, unhinged non-English is not.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Why?||
So you could turn yourself in for writing "would of?"
Note: If your post is intentionally ironic I retract my lame witticism and extend my congratulations on a job well done.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Carlos Brown||
Just out of curiosity - do you have a source on the 40 time? Is this from spring workouts?
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Ben Johnson||
This Ben Johnson thing gets thrown around a lot, so I feel obligated to point out that the timing on that run started at the gun, whereas 40's (even at the NFL combine) are timed from the moment the player moves. I'm not sure what average reaction time is (to the gun), but it is this that makes it conceivable that a (seriously fast) football player might clock a better time than Mr. Johnson. Which, by the way, Chris Johnson did.
Nevertheless, your initial point, which is that high school 40 times cannot be trusted, is right on the mark.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||yes, "ironically"||
|6 years 40 weeks ago||One possible difference from Englemon||
I believe RR has mentioned that Gordon is one of the best athletes in the class. This could be boilerplate coach talk, but it bodes better than the party line on Englemon - the dreaded smart player label that generally indicates a lack of athleticism.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Correct||
Christina got the top job with the Council of Economic Advisors. This is the bigger news. But David is also in an influential position with an important public policy group. My post was probably misleading: the group David heads is not officially part of the administration, but is an independent group that the government's economists often take very seriously.
Sorry for the confusion.