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|1 week 3 days ago||Not to get political, but||
Not to get political, but it's the "support the troops" mantra. How do you deflect negative attention of awful leadership? Build a strawman whereby you equate critism to being unsupportive of a fragile group.
|1 week 4 days ago||I spent the 4th quarter with||
I spent the 4th quarter with combos next door neighbor: gardettos. Strangely, it also made me feel better.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You know shit's out of||
You know shit's out of control when being infested by bedbugs is your most hygenic trait.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Absolutely correct, Seth||
Absolutely correct, Seth Jones is another Dallas product. The Dallas youth hockey is even stronger than Phoenix thanks to having a team for longer and winning a Stanley Cup.
For comparisons sake, Houston is a similar climate with even more people than Dallas. They have a longer hockey history thanks to the WHA Aeros and Gordie... Also due to the oil industry, they have a large amount of transplants from Western Canada. What they don't have is an NHL team (or any pro hockey team after the AHL Aeros left before last season.). As a result, their youth hockey numbers are probably one-fifth of the numbers in Dallas.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Easy answer...||
National Hockey League. A nearby NHL team is the reason why Phoenix has on of the largest and best youth hockey programs in the southwest... which leads into ASU having a great club hockey program.
Here's a Daily article on Moffatt and the rise of youth hockey in Phoneix thanks to the NHL. http://www.michigandaily.com/sports/moffatt
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Did he spin the cube this||
Did he spin the cube this morning?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)|
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Ordered mine yesterday as||
Ordered mine yesterday as soon as I got the email. Didn't have the $'s for the full custom, so went with the 3-letter, 2 number option and nabbed "FAB 05"... I also graduated in '05 so it works two ways.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||So what does a manager do...||
do they normally let the guy try and pitch through the control issues, or is it concievable to shut him down midseason for a couple of weeks to see if it isn't fatigue related?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Was Michigan in on his||
Was Michigan in on his recruitment or was he one of those kids that committed very early before Michigan even announced its Div 1 plans?
Kid is a beast.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Beach volleyball? I sure||
Beach volleyball? I sure hope not. With the number of kids (and girls) playing ice hockey in Michigan, the fact that there isn't a single division 1 women's hockey program in the state is darn near criminal.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||So all y'all with the Dr.||
So all y'all with the Dr. Seuss riddles
You can get the finger... the middle!
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Speaking of tv characters||
Speaking of tv characters that underwent accelerated aging... the kid who played Nicky Banks on the Fresh Prince is now 25 and looks like this:
...I'm getting too old.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Wife is a nurse for a big||
Wife is a nurse for a big cancer center in a pediatric unit and it's brutal. She comes home with shit just about every shift that just about brings me to tears, I don't know how her and the other nurses keep it together and do that job. I listen to her stories but don't say anything, because what can you say?
Her case last week was a young teen boy who beat cancer once but it's back and it's everywhere. It's a matter of when not if... They can't give him enough meds to control the pain and his parents won't sign the dnr papers. Listening to her tell about him begging his parents to kill him just rips your heart out.
Seriously, fuck cancer! Wouldn't wish that shit on my worst enemy. My best to any and everyone going through it.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Is the ECAC tournament||
Is the ECAC tournament televised?
Any idea how many games will be televised on BTN next year?
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Lacrosse has been exploding...||
In TX over the past decade. My 10 year old picked up the sport last year. One thing that helps down here is that lacrosse season matches up well with football season. You're starting to see some Dallas and Houston area high schools pop up on national rankings... and it seems like the number of TX kids going to D1 schools increases each year. You have a lot of former D1 players who have moved here for jobs... thus a deep coaching talent pool for the youth levels. I don't see the growth of the sport slowing down anytime soon. I don't think it's a matter of IF UTexas goes D1, but rather WHEN.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Everything's bigger in||
Everything's bigger in Texas... something tells me this isn't her first rodeo.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||on our 2nd Chyrsler T&C...||
Engine on our first one went out around 70k miles and we had bought it used so it was not under warranty. Other than that, we've been happy. My parents have owned Plymouth/Chrysler minivans since the first ones came out in the mid 80's and have had relatively few issues. Gas mileage on the latest generation is much improved.
That being said, I know a few families that swear by the Honda Odyssey... have had zero issues. Personally I'd prefer a new dodge/Chrysler with warranty to a Honda with 60k+ miles.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||With the high numbers (pun||
With the high numbers (pun intended) of pro football players that we know are occasional to regular marijuana users, perhaps we should consider that marijuana use helps them reach their athletic ceiling. It might help with their mental outlook or put their body into a state which allows better rest between workouts/games. Maybe there is some merit to the Ricky Williams excuse that for a guy with anxiety/depression issues, pot may be one of the few drugs with limited side effects that allows an athlete to deal with the mental/physical stresses of playing pro sports.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Surprised it took so long for||
Surprised it took so long for the Ypsi jokes to hit this thread.
FYI, Prospect Park is in the heart of the city... around the corner from Depot Town and in a neighborhood with homes that were part of the underground railroad. It's not West Willow, or Macarthur Blvd or Leforge Rd, but rather a very typical middle class neighborhood with rich historical roots.
I lived a lot of years in both cities... I won't sugarcoat it, Ypsi has its problem areas... but to gloss over the fact that Ann Arbor also has problem areas (less than Ypsi, but they still exist) is very typical.
|24 weeks 6 hours ago||It begs the question, why||
It begs the question, why havent we opened these up to corporations as well? The "Dave Brandon Cornerbacks Coach presented by Kraft Macaroni" has a nice ring to it.
|25 weeks 1 hour ago||So you're saying the greatest||
So you're saying the greatest thing to do for the world is become a serial killer or genocidal dictator?
|26 weeks 2 days ago||No, inflation does not||
No, inflation does not predate the big bang... inflation was a phase that lasted a fraction of a second after the big bang. This discovery appears to be confirmation of the inflation theory and says nothing of what (if anything) lead to the big bang.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Earth like planet seems the||
Earth like planet seems the most plausible. Dark matter/energy or multiverse discovery would be huge but my hunch is the discovery is less theoretical in nature. As for intelligent life, not only would it leak beforehand, I imagine it would get primetime billing rather than midday on a Monday.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||My great uncle passed away||
My great uncle passed away three days ago. Had a 30 year army career starting with WWII. Fought under General Patton's Third US Army in the 94th infantry division. Was at the Battle of the Bulge, played a role in the Lippizzaner Horse rescue (a character in the Disney movie was based on him) and helped with the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp. Recieved a battlefield promotion from Patton. Later served in the Korean War and commanded the 808th Engineer Battalion which constructed forward airfields. Spent his later military career in the computer science field and as Deputy Commander of the US Army Computer Systems Command. Retired a Colonel with eight battle stars, two Legions of Merit, three Bronze Stars, and two Army Commendation Medals... and is in the US Amry Engineer HOF. Just an awesome guy with some incredible stories... he'll be missed but never forgotten.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||My 10 y/o son is on his 2nd||
My 10 y/o son is on his 2nd year. I bought him a $30 Warrior Torch last year... no frills, bottom of the line stick. I think anything in the $30-40 range works as they all tend to have wider heads, and soft mesh (I think soft is better for beginners.) You'll need to cut the shaft down for a 5 y/o. Check with your coach or consulate your local rules on if there is a minimum length for his age group. Look online for tips on how short to cut it.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Tired of the loosing... time||
Tired of the loosing... time to tighten up.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||You probably won't lose||
You probably won't lose weight playing rec sports... the problem with rec sports is the 500 or so calories you burn during a game will be offset by the 4+ beers that you drink afterwards.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||CBC may be blocked in the US...||
use the NBC olympics site. It prompts you to select your cable provider and login using those credentials (in my case directv)... I've been able to stream the last couple games at work.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||4 years in the making. I||
4 years in the making. I haven't forgeotten the feeling fours years ago, and yesterday's Women's game had a similar feel. I have no doubts that the US will leave it all on the ice today.
My only concern is the shakeup to the D pairings with Martin being out... which I think is a much bigger loss than Tavares for Canada.