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|5 days 21 hours ago||Haven't read this yet, but I||
Haven't read this yet, but I will at some point (Deadspin doesn't play nice with my phone)
It's worth noting that this article's author, Greg Howard (also a man of color, fwiw), is anything but an objective POV here as he has some personal and professional beefs with Whitlock. So he probably does have an axe to grind and I can't imagine Howard is pretending otherwise. Nonetheless, I have enjoyed Howard's writing on many other things and have always thought of Whitlock as a shit-troll so I can't imagine that I'd really disagree with anything in this article, grinding axe be damned.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Let it be noted that...||
...Mr. Equanimeous St. Brown does not match up with his brothers in this particular (ahem) Set of siblings.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not that it excuses their||
Not that it excuses their behavior - far from it - but my unsolicited hot take is that this wasn't a political statement but simply kids being incorrigible assholes. If it'd been a sewing club or Tibetan tourists, the frat dudes would've acted similarly shitty.
I've never looked at frats as beacons of grace, but what's in the water these days? Between this, the U-Okla incident, our Sigmas wrecking a ski resort and who-knows-what-else, it's like every frat in America is having a contest to see who can make bigger assholes of themselves.
|1 week 3 days ago||Oh for fuck's sake.(Yes, by||
Oh for fuck's sake.
(Yes, by commenting I'm kinda part of the problem.) Sure, it's amateurish and not really a great look, but do we really expect an OSU player to know better? This is harmless, juvenile fun that even Obama himself gives zero fucks about and if you say it's because he disrespects the office of the the presidency and America in general than go pound sand.
At any rate, a third (fourth? fifth?) thread on this kerfuffle is pretty much DJ Byrnes-level aggrievement.
|1 week 4 days ago||Seems like a smart win-win||
Seems like a smart win-win decision for him to get paid millions of dollars to *leave* Ohio State's campus.
|1 week 5 days ago||This will sadly get lost on||
This will sadly get lost on trolls who need to read this, but... when you bitch about us accepting a recruit, the ONLY THING YOU ACCOMPLISH IS HURTING MICHIGAN'S RECRUITING.
No five-star will read your expert analysis and think 'Well shit, with such a knowledgeable fanbase as this, I gotta get me an offer so I can play in front of people like him!'
What will happen is that the two-star recruit you're shitting on will read your post, as will members of his family, and - when he's talking about schools with his teammate and friend the five-star - is not going to have great things to say about Michigan. Because of you.
|1 week 5 days ago||While this is obviously||
While this is obviously awesome awesome awesome news, I can't help but notice that - if you discount two "Harbaugh to Michigan posts" at the end of December - this is the first use of the "100% colombian awesome" tag since... last February when we skunked Sparty at Crisler. Oof.
Now, making the elite 8 and winning the conference were arguably deserving of "100% colombian awesome" but both of those were still last March so still.... oof.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The NBA allowed sleeved||
The NBA allowed sleeved jerseys, so at this point pretty much anything is on the table
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, none of us may understand||
Eh, none of us may understand this move, but we also will never understand more about basketball than Beilein has already forgotten, so let's see what this kid does when he gets to Ann Arbor.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Plus, you *know* she's so||
Plus, you *know* she's so going to get grilled hard by the prosecution. She should brace herself for that.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||While I'm nowhere near as||
While I'm nowhere near as profilic or prominent as LSA2000, I personally had money on my sig coming true first.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||In all fairness to Britt||
In all fairness to Britt McHenry, being a completely horrible jerk is probably par for the course at her particular workplace.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think they're OK, except||
I think they're OK, except for the BROWNS on the pants leg. Granted that's a pretty visible component but it's overall a perfectly acceptable re-vamp of the uniforms.
Honestly though - when it comes down to brass tacks, you know what's the best way to make a good-looking uniform? WIN GAMES WHILE WEARING IT
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not that absolution from a||
Not that absolution from a random internet stranger means anything but you have it from me.
After the Utah game, I deliberately chose not to watch any games at all.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Spent my grade school years||
Spent my grade school years in Cleveland and then moved to Ann Arbor for high school, whereupon my contrary churlish childishness made me an OSU fan out of spite or something. Still went to Michigan for undergrad. After growing up and actually seeing actual Ohio State fans... yeah.
Best of luck at OSU, chunkums - I now live in Columbus as do a good many other posters here - let us know if you have any questions about the surrounding environs. Free pro-tip: don't open any coolers.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||^^ co-signed, have an upvote!||
^^ co-signed, have an upvote!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||As a point of reference, the||
As a point of reference, the first Harbaugh/Sniper post went for 7 pages/350+ posts before getting locked and the second one went for 2-3 pages (dunno, didn't browse it) So it's not like dialogue was pre-emptively squashed.
For the most part, I very much enjoyed the first Harbaugh/Sniper post - there were a lot of insightful posts, many of which I didn't agree with at all but the discussion was kept at a high level, which I appreciated. Ironically I was about to add a post saying that I appreciated the discussion only to find out it'd gotten locked. And that's fine, because it'd run its course and things devolved into kind of a shitshow because they *always* do. This was one of the rare times where a topic lasted 7 pages before doing so.
I'm largely OK with off-topic political discussions as long as things don't devolve and I'd like to see them allowed. Having said that, those topics tend to be the kinds of things that mods have to monitor closely, so if they get heavy-handed on it, that's their call and I support them whichever way they go. Yeah, free marketplace of ideas and such, but at the end of the day the mod's job to keep this place from turning into RCMB, and they have better things to do than to constantly babysit the 2% of posters who ruin everything for everyone else.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I enjoy seeing MSU guys||
I enjoy seeing MSU guys faceplant as much as the next right-minded person, but Gary Harris is Zak Irvin's best friend from high school so he's probably a pretty cool guy in spite of his poor choice of college.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you for your service as||
Thank you for your service as well as this insightful post
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hopefully this post doesn't||
Hopefully this post doesn't get nuked but it likely will. Nonetheless, I pretty much agree with you. Look, I'm a flamingly liberal panty-waisted hippie who opposed the war before it become cool to do so and I also think the University shouldn't have pulled the movie. I haven't seen it myself and don't plan to but the film certainly has value as far as speaking to PTSD and its effects on our veterans and people in uniform - whatever your politics are, surely we can all agree that this is a problem worth addressing, right?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Full disclosure: I didn't||
Full disclosure: I didn't watch the NCAA championship game because I didn't care.
Having said that - if it'd been (almost) any other team that apparently got jobbed by the refs against Duke in the finals, I'd be suitably apoplectic on their behalf as befits a decent human being.
Seeing as how it was Wisconsin who never met a jump shooter they didn't undercut without getting called out on it by the refs and has pretty much built their brand on playing bush league dirty thug ball that would make John Stockton blush - I'm all out of fucks to give.
Look, we all hate Duke. Hell, my brother went to Duke and not even that deters me from my patriotic duty. But here's the deal, kids:
I postulate that there is a measureable index that charts your unhappiness when a team you hate wins a championship in something. Let's call it C, for 'cheaterz'. Given C, there is a variable quantity called Cx, where x is the number of championships that hated team has won. In this case, my theory is that the delta of C1 and C0 (Wisconsin) would've been immeasureably higher than the delta of C5 and C4 (Duke)
Given this, Duke winning was the last awful option to me.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||^^^ logged on just to upvote||
^^^ logged on just to upvote this
Also, for similar lulz, I've always loved this scene from Black Dynamite
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Oh vey.||
How about we just stop rewarding sports pundits with page clicks and forum topics. There is pretty much no other gig on the planet where people get paid so much to be so consistently wrong on a year-in, year-out basis. If I'd painted team logos on my poops and flung it over my shoulder at a 2016 bracket I'd have a 50% chance of being more correct than every expert at ESPN
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Moving on to things that are||
Moving on to things that are actually relevant...
...should we be putting hot sauce on our subs now? Or is that crazy?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'm thinking he didn't||
I'm thinking he didn't flat-out say our special teams play was 'horrible' because it's unprofessional to publically slam other people in your profession - especially the ones you just replaced. That said, Baxter's forgotten more about special teams play than any of us will ever learn so I'm sure he's well aware of all the bad habits and flaws that need to be fixed beyond counting to eleven.
As an aside, a lot of you have certainly remarked on the burgeoning size of our coaching staff. And the more I think about it, the more it makes sense to do this. Obviously football isn't theoretical chemistry or Chinese literature but generally a low student-to-teacher ratio is one of the more reliable predictors of how effective a class is - why wouldn't this be true for coaching football, especially at the college level?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||With all due respect to the||
With all due respect to the fine ladies of softball:
Chicago deep dish > Detroit style >>>> NY style floppy cardboard >>>>>>>>> the cracker crust square cut shit they serve in St. Louis and Columbus
IF YOU CUT A ROUND PIZZA INTO SQUARES YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG
|7 weeks 3 days ago||As with 95% of the other||
As with 95% of the other posters here, I would not trade John Beilein for any other coach in the country, full stop. If I had to decide between keeping Beilein as coach for another decade or simultaneous sexytimes with Kate Upton and Felicia Day, the answer is Beilein.
Having said that, yes I often hate our extreme aversion to fouling and frequent tendency to get murderized on the offensive boards. Yes, I'd like to be a lock down defensive unit and hit on some more five-stars. But with anything in life you take the bad with the good. If this is Beilein's price of admission, I'll pay it any day of the week and twice on Sundays
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Weird... "Ohio" and||
Weird... "Ohio" and "disgrace" in the same sentence.
That may be true, but to be fair one has to be capable of shame in order to feel disgrace in the first place.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||See, there's crass and||
See, there's crass and there's, per the article:
Handrahan, according to witnesses, made sexual comments or innuendos about female players and their relationships with their boyfriends
That's not an appropriate thing for any coach to say to any of his players and their blood relatives (we ARE talking Ohio State, after all)
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Wheatley certainly has||
Wheatley certainly has opinions on which RB is doing what things and things he likes and doesn't like that's he doubtlessly vocalized in practice but he's certainly not going to tip his hand to the media especially right now when he's still building relationships with these guys.
Phil Jackson coached in part by taking passive-aggressive potshots at his own players through the media and made it work because he's Phil Jackson. Most coaches are not.