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|4 years 11 weeks ago||I'm in a similar boat||
I'll be in Cancun. I was planning on watching a torrent of the game the next day or so. Does anyone have any idea how to find a torrent without seeing the result first?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||To put in proper context||
Here was the email from Jennifer Taylor to Elton Brand that prompted his response. The entitlement of Duke students makes me gag.
From: Taylor, Jennifer
I graduated from Duke last May and just wanted to express my disgust for your decision to leave the Duke program after only two years. As an alum, not only do I hold the school in high regard, but the basketball program as well, especially since both have deservedly garnered such a great deal of respect for their accomplishments.
As part of our basketball program, you represent Duke as a whole. We are first and foremost an academic school, you clearly did not belong at Duke in the first place if this was the extent of your commitment to Duke and a college education in general. You have not only insulted the current students who are putting in four years at a school they love, but also the thousands of alumni who have realized the value of a Duke education and what an honor and privilege it was to be there for four years.
If you do not realize the opportunity you has infront of you to play for Coach K and at the same time attain a Duke diploma, then that is certainly your loss. I just wish that you has spared us the notion that you were continuing in the tradition of being a Duke student-athlete, in emphasizing excellence in both academics and athletics. You will not be considered part of the Duke family, in my mind as well as many others. You have by no means proved yourself worthy of that title.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||This is a tremendous post.||
I would upvote you if I had the privilege. Pretty much sums up my sentiments.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Angry Borges||
From these pressers I get the feeling that Al Borges resents this blog big time. I'm sure he's aware of the site and has superficially looked at it. Whenever Heiko asks a question, I bet Borges is thinking: "Oh boy, here comes a question from another one of those bloggers that thinks he knows more about football Xs and Os than me even though he's never played or coached a down of college footballl in his life."
(Sorry Heiko if I'm wrong there about your football background)
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I think I figured out what||
I think I figured out what the problem is(but unfortunately not a solution). If you are on a slow connection, you won't be able to download the complete file. In my case I was doing like 10-20 kb/sec and the download stopped after 10 minutes. For some reason my work here limits download speed severely. In any case, it looks like the download time is capped so it will finish after about 10 minutes, no matter how much of the file you actually downloaded.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I had the same problem. I||
I had the same problem. I just downloaded the file and it was 2.9 MB and lasted only about 8 min. Any ideas?
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I am watching from||
my suite at the Palazzo.. Can't find the HD feed but nice to watch from bed
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Michigan clearly "outchancing" TSIO in 1st per announcers||
Not sure if this is a made up word or an actual hockey term.
|5 years 1 week ago||hah i was wondering||
if someone was going to jump on that typo. well done sir. i salute you!
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Best thing to do is get the||
Subscription to the mag on Amazon. It's only like 13 bucks. Then you can activate ESPN Insider a week hater for free.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||He's also a...||
lefty. Lefty kickers always seem a tad unstable*
*I am a lefty myself so it's ok for me to rip on one of my own "kind."
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Is that Nick Canepa or...||
Bill Platschke? God that is awful, awful writing.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Stopping Brandon before it's too late||
Does anyone know Brandons email address so I can send a desperate plea to hire anyone besides Brady Hoke?
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Injuries||
I watched Mike Martin warm up pretty hard before the game but I didn't see him on the field during the game. He looked pretty good in warmups and his body language seemed to indicate he would play. Anyone have any info on this? Mouton on the other hand looked a bit tentative going through drills.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||I was in the south endzone with Michigan fans||
The Purdue fans in that area took off during halftime. It really started pouring during the 2nd quarter. The Purdue student section in the Northeast corner was the only part of the stadium that was really filled up and they stuck around for most of the game. Can't really blame (too much) most Purdue alumni fans for leaving early. The team is missing so many players due to injury that their offense is a complete joke.
One other thing I wanted to say is that it kind of sucked that most of the action in the game went the other direction. We got to see Vincent Smith's touchdown and James Rogers interception, but that was pretty much it.
I'll also add that I heard some "Fire DickRod" jackasses during the turnover frenzy in the 2nd half, but mostly people were pretty positive. Go Blue!
|5 years 12 weeks ago||It's drizzling already||
I'm in the stadium. Feels like a lot more rain coming
|5 years 17 weeks ago||a hypothetical +1 to you sir||
since i am not able to give you the real +1...
|5 years 17 weeks ago||thanks tk47||
I would give you plus a million points if i had the privilege to vote. you said pretty much exactly what I came on this forum to say. cowherd is a complete and utter toolbag.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||This is why page 2 is utterly unreadable now||
These guys are so unfunny it makes me laugh, if that makes sense.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||perhaps i am being too sensitive but||
i guess it's hard for me to laugh at that line having met a lot of woman who were sexually exploited and abused as children(schoolgirls) in japan. it's easy for us to laugh at brian's joke until we actually see there is too much truth behind it.
anyway if you want to neg me for trying to hijack the thread, go ahead.
i still love brian(no homo) and this blog regardless. go blue!
|5 years 18 weeks ago||so are we making fun of the fact||
that schoolgirls in japan are sexually exploited? if so, i'm a bit disgusted. maybe I'm reading this wrong. not to get all serious or anything, but it's actually a big problem in japan of high school and younger age girls being molested and exploited by older man....
|5 years 19 weeks ago||getting pulled over with no id||
The cops can look up your driver license info with your birth date and address. I was just pulled over recently without my license and they did just that. Fortunately that was enough to convince them I had a valid driver's license and they didn't require a picture id to confirm my identity. I guess you could conceivably use someone else's birthday and address to get out of a ticket. That'd be pretty f-ed up though.
Anyway, probably the cops looked up his info and then confirmed his identity with the photo from google images. That is all.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||if you have directv||
then you will able to watch the game on espnu. directv recently moved espn classic to an upper tier (and changed the channel to the 600s). now espnu (chan 208) is right between espn and espn2.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||job of a nose tackle...||
is not to make tackles. can't measure how good of a game a nose tackle had by how many tackles he made.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Eagles Fan and Michigan fan||
This was best possible scenario for me. I'm really excited to see how Graham will fit in with Eagles. Looks like he will at the least see time on 3rd downs. Eagles rotate a lot of defensive ends throughout the game so there's no doubt he will see a lot of time. Eagles are stocking up Wolverines. Here's to the Eagles grabbing Donovan Warren late..
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Tito's Tacos in Culver City||
is also a must
|5 years 47 weeks ago||seconded||
The never ending garlic bread balls that they bring you at C&O before and during your mail are definitely worth the trip. they are so addictive.
|6 years 19 hours ago||I'm really looking forward||
to seeing Darius Morris get extended playing time. The one thing the best teams in the country all seem to have in common is a guy who can slash and be a one man fast break.
He can be that guy for Michigan next year. Sure, Manny Harris does it, but he's not a 1. His decision-making with the ball has been atrocious this year. Morris has shown flashes this year where he finds guys on the break for easy finishes. Whenever Manny is on a run out, he almost always takes the shot instead of dishing. Usually the right decision, but this team has such a hard time scoring that it has to maximize every single fast break opportunity.
I'm in no way saying the team is better off without Manny Harris, though. In fact, I'm terrified of how tentative the team will be without him and Deshawn Sims. So here's hoping Beilein will give more extended time the rest of the season so he'll be ready to run this team next year.
|6 years 3 days ago||Can we stop saying||
that Michigan showed improvement against Purdue? I mean Purdue was ahead by 15-20 points for most of the game and Michigan mounted a run to cut the lead to 10 with seconds remaining in the game. The game was competitive only for the first 5 minutes when Sims was on fire.
It's like Iowa fans saying they showed improvement against Michigan because they lost only by 14 after barely being able to score in the first half. My point being that the final score being somewhat close doesn't mean either game was competitive at all.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||i think he meant||
simple carbohydrates. i doubt charlie eats much whole wheat pasta or brown rice..