Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|1 year 12 weeks ago||Was this GF created to cover up that Te'o is gay?||
I think that this story is a concoction to cover up that Te'o was gay. Just think about it. He makes up a fake girlfriend (which explains publically why he doesn't have one at ND). Then people start asking about her and with it being his senior year and such the public starts expecting to see this "love of his life" with him at the bowl and draft so he decides that he needs to stop with this girlfriend story. Stupidly (nobody ever accused Te'o of being bright) he puts out a story saing she died (which would be really dumb because all he'd have to do is say they broke up) thinking the story will end and that that's that.
It also would help explain why he picked Notre Dame in the first place and not BYU. Notre Dame obviously isn't the mecca of liberalalism and there are obviously many other colleges that would be more accepting of him being gay but because he does come from a very religious family he had to go to a religious school and he picked the least homophobic of the lot (not like basketball where there are dozens and dozens of choices). He makes up that this decision is because of some weird religious dream (I think that's what he did) thinking that it will be accepted amongst the majority of this country because religious dreams aren't an extraordinary claim these days.
To me this seems to be the only thing that makes sense. I originally could understand the "this was for PR" argument but honestly do you think he'd have created this imaginary girlfriend 2 years ago so that she could die in his senior season so that he'd get a Heisman boost? That seems incredibly complicated and unlikely to me. And between his and his familys statements of meeting his girlfriend how could it possibly be a scam on him?
What I find the most troubling, however, is that if this is why he did create this fake girlfriend, was that he felt that he needed to. I know that locker rooms aren't always the nicest place for being different societally but I'd have hoped that in an educated locker room the homophobia would be kept to a minimum. I guess the NFL is a whole different can of worms, especially with it being very conservative as a whole (especially socially) but would a team or fanbase really care if he was a good hard worker? Would the expectations be higher than if he was straight? Yes, absolutely. Would there be slurs directed at him? Yes. Would a stupid TV commentator occassionally spew nonsense asking about him being soft and not a man? Undoubtedtly. But would the fans really care if he became a team leader? I don't think so. Honestly I think it'd be similar to what african-american athletes went through when they integrated the leagues. It'd be terrible for a while but fans have a way of not caring what happens outside of the game if they're good inside of the game (sometimes to the detriment of society). I just can't imagine that the 4 years of covering up he wa gay plus all the lies to the media would have been worth covering up that he was gay even before this story blew up. I can't imagine what he's going through if this is the case. He's obviously tried very hard to cover up this part of who he is and now his personal life is being torn apart by every "journalist" and blogger in the country.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Forgot rushing total...||
315 rushing yards. Feel Toussaint and/or Rawls blows up for 150+ yards.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||30-10 Michigan||
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I think JMFR needs to become a thing||
|1 year 27 weeks ago||If Ryan keeps this up...||
... what are the chances that he goes pro after next season? The guy would be drafted this year and next year, if he continues to grow (and he gets surrounded by more talent) I could see him going late 1st/early 2nd in the draft. A 3-4 team would love him as an OLB.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||M47 would be a kickass name for it||
But it's not a 4-3, right?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I think Black goes outside next year||
He hasn't been impressive inside and next year with Washington and Pipkins, Black wouldn't start over them.
I think we're likely to see Clark-Pipkins-Washington-Black as our starting DL with Ojemudia, Henry/Ash, Wilkins/Heitzman, Strobel/Breyer rotating in. Obviously on nickle/dime formations that's when Black would kick inside and maybe even Strobel would do so as well.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Why is it a 4-3 Slide?||
If Kovacs is coming down into the box and we still have two safeties deep, isn't it a nickle? To me it looks like a 4-2-5 but where the LB kicks wide and a safety walks down into the box. I have to be missing something.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Michigan 31-16||
Is anyone betting on Illinois winning?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Two comments||
1) You don't know the story so saying he should be chucked out seems harsh.
2) Shouldn't UofM instructors, I don't know, capitalize new sentences?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||That's pretty disgusting||
Suspensions should mean something. If they come against Delware State then what's the lesson? Oh you shouldn't commit a crime but we won't punish you since this game is more important?
Can we be adults here for a second? Let's quit pretending that we know at all what happened. He plead guility to a felony. That doesn't really tell us much. It could mean a series of different things. It could mean he's not guilty but didn't want to fight a charge and miss the year (or just have it drag on). It could mean that he's not sorry but he's on tape and his lawyer convinced to plea. It could mean anything inbetween. Saying that he got off light or saying that he should have missed the UMass game and not Alabama because U of M needed him are ridiculous comments at this point (well the cupcakes for suspensions comment is always ridiclous).
|1 year 31 weeks ago||You don't care about the circumstances?||
That's a pretty rediciulous viewpoint. What if the guy had let him previously borrow the computer, he couldn't get ahold of him, and assumed it'd be okay? I just 100% made up that scenario but who knows what happened? You don't, I don't. Not caring about the circustances is an absolutely absurd thing to say.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I'm confused||
You seem to be implying that drunk driving is more acceptable than stealing a laptop.
Drunk driving kills people. A laptop is a piece of technology. I don't get how you can have those standards. The potential implications of drunk driving are much larger and much, much worse.
The truth is nobody here knows what happened in this case. Hoke probably does and decided a 1 game suspension is enough. This is a guy who's made it pretty clear he's not going to let players skate because they're important on the field. I think we should give Hoke enough respect to trust that he made the right call (and that he didn't forgot his moral compass to play Clark against Air Force and UMass) in this situation.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||You can't move forward as the snap occurs||
So a WR can step up onto the line but not when the ball is snapped. AF got away with it (and QB false starts) all game.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||What is our deal with free kicks?||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Beckerman shouldn't play for the USMNT||
The guy just doesn't have enough talent for the USMNT. He's a very good MLS player but that's his ceiling.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Should be a red for the tackle on Howard||
Seemed two footed and LATE.
On replay: yellow. Not two footed but certainly left his foot out.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||He doesn't seem to mesh well with Cameron||
Cameron generally plays better with a faster partner. Goodson and Cameron are both tall and slowish CBs (though Cameron is fast for his size) that dominate in the air. Against a fast, small team Goodson seems like a mismatch.
Edu or Boca playing next to Cameron makes more sense in my estimation.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Holding up as a striker requires knowing your teammates||
Klinsmann trying out new players doesn't help build a relationship for Altidore with his fellow forwards.
He and Boyd are going to give us two solid but not great striker options for Brazil. I'll be happy with that.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||He's 22.||
He shouldn't have even been called up until now. It's not his fault the US had no ST options and had to call up a 20 year old before he was ready. He's asked to hold the ball up and provide for Dempsey and Donovan. He's not going to score a lot. He's not supposed to. It's not his fault that Dempsey doesn't have legs right now and that Donovan's out.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Are you serious?||
He's been tearing it up for PSV. He's the leading scorer in the Netherlands this season.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Gomez beat 3 defenders and shot....||
Shot blocked and fell to Dempsey who put it passed a defender who was the only person in the net.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Goal US!||
Dempsey scores 36 seconds in.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Toussaint||
I think Toussaint allows Michigan to hand the ball off the first couple of drives settling Dennard down. He doesn't need to throw super amped up forcing 3 and outs or TOs.
I think that's a key advantage that was overlooked with Toussaint out.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Totally OT||
What's your view on Wolves returning to the EPL? I thought the Jarvis and Fletcher deals were smart (West Ham and Sunderland way over paid) but they didn't bring anyone in with their money.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||He'd fit well into Monty||
He'd fit well into Monty Python and the Holy Grail
|1 year 32 weeks ago||It's funny that it's that song that breaks though...||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||K-Pop flame war in 3...2...1...||
f(x) is TOTALLY better than SNSD.
Krystal > Jessica.
....fuck my life
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Why?||
Barca is full of a bunch of whiny cry babies who are so full of themselves. I'd root for anyone over Barca (and I'm a Chelsea fan).
Blue is the color!
|1 year 51 weeks ago||What?||
Why not drive and not fly? Right there you save a grand. It's like 8-10 hours. You aren't driving to California.
Also, for two nights you can share one room. Whenever my family stayed in a hotel I slept on an air matress on the ground.
You have every right to fly and rent two rooms but don't then bitch about the costs for doing so.