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|2 hours 30 min ago||the NBA dunk contest is||
the NBA dunk contest is dominated by black guys because the NBA is dominated by black guys. whether their dominance is attributable to some genetic component of their blackness as such is debatable. certainly leaping ability is not the special domain of black people, whoever they are: eight of the top-10 male and six of the top-10 female high jumpers in the world right now are white, arab, or chinese. the best dunker in the world right now is a white dude (jordan kilganon, look him up, the dude can dunk with his hands literally behind his back).
socioeconomic status is a grossly oversimple explanation of elite-level athletic dominance, but so is race. race is a social construct that has little to do with most genetic characteristics. for example: obama, a half-kenyan half-white guy, is considered black in the US. so is chris wormley, who is probably of mixed west african and white descent. other than sharing some visual physical characteristics like dark, tightly curled hair and brown skin, the more recently african parts of their genetic makeup are very different: there's more genetic variability among sub-saharan africans than among any other people.
|6 days 7 hours ago||too soon||
|1 week 1 day ago||Yep, my metatarsals. The left||
Yep, my metatarsals. The left ones, specifically. In my early 20s, after a couple of years of wondering why my toes hurt so much all the time and whether I was just being a wuss, I finally went to a podiatrist. Turns out, no, I was not being a wuss, I have arthritis in the big toe of each foot. Started using that pic as an avatar ages ago because I thought it was funny that a 23-year-old could have old-person toes.
|1 week 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 6 days ago||FRIENDS. Wish me a fast and||
FRIENDS. Wish me a fast and unbroken internet connection and a gimmickless feed as I watch the Game alone, or possibly with one or more people who have never watched football before, drinking contraband beer (or possibly gin or whiskey or really whatever booze I can get my hands on between now and 10 PM tomorrow, when The Game starts), yelling incoherently, and furiously texting friends back in the States to update them on my emotional state.
|1 week 6 days ago||more brutally is not||
more brutally is not possible. my sympathies.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||EDIT: memed||
Don't know why but that slip of the tongue (or transcription) is hilarious and just seems to fit the Harbaugh/Brown staff's attitude so well.
Fuck water under the bridge, we wreck the bridge. The bridge's days are numbered.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||simple||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Fuck Yahoo. It reset my picks||
Fuck Yahoo. It reset my picks after I hit "save" at least half the weeks. Re-entered them, a couple of times more than once, until this week. Gave up. Stupid interface. Godspeed everyone who's still in it.
OTOH, this was a good lesson for me in "Why sports betting is a terrible idea." Up until this week I was in 16th place (after leading the first two weeks), with just over a 51% success rate with my picks. I've heard you need to be over 53% to come out ahead in the long run. So with a couple of exceptions, I think we should pretty much all stick to our day jobs.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||God I hate Ohio State so||
God I hate Ohio State so much. So very much.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||Or, if he opts for||
Or, if he opts for privacy/anonymity, at least to know that he's alright.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||UM 42-14 IU||
UM 42-14 IU
|3 weeks 1 day ago||There's one player who might||
There's one player who might think of Moe Ways for him to quit, but I hope he doesn't.
Fuck that's a terrible pun. I'm sorry.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ecky Pting, truly, I say unto||
Ecky Pting, truly, I say unto you, you are a useful MGoPoster. May the lord bless and keep you and may you continue to make this post every week.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is wonderful||
This is wonderful
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I live here.||
I live here.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm in Pakistan so it's||
I'm in Pakistan so it's already been Friday for 14 hours here.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I like this because I don't||
I like this because I don't trust the human polls. Even late into the season there's too much preseason bias and I do kind of think that West Coast teams get screwed because most of the voters are east.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||So you want to see someone||
So you want to see someone get negbanged to Bolivia?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Great post, data point in||
Great post, data point in favor of the eye test that Spencer wrote about this week. Namely, that we're kicking ass early and often. Brian shared Spencer's piece yesterday, but in case anyone didn't see the link, it's here: The Top Whatever.
"59-3 over Maryland. There’s really no reason to watch Michigan games after they send fullback Khalid Hill — aka “The Hammering Panda” — in to announce to the opponent that, yes, this game is over. He’s their finishing move, Harbaugh’s Tombstone Piledriver, and after he lumbers through your cringing defensive line for a score, the game has ended. Michigan’s scrimmage has begun.
"Hill rolled into the end zone like a lost water buffalo with 3:52 left in the second quarter. Congratulations on making Michigan play almost a full half of football, Maryland. That’s more than some teams have managed this year, and you should feel pretty good about yourself. Go snort a celebratory line of Old Bay on me."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The best part about the hat||
The best part about the hat in orbit gif is Asiasi following the trajectory of the hat, making as if to catch it, and then watching it fall quietly to the ground.
EDIT: Also, Simeon Smith smiling as the hat goes up.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Question for those who've||
Question for those who've watched a lot more tape than I have: How common is holding, really? Like is the amount of holding Seth points out on this play typical? Hard to tell in real time.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Phase 1: Travel to 2Amys||
Phase 1: Travel to 2Amys Pizza in Washington, DC
Phase 2: Order stuffed pizza
Phase 3: Collect underpants
Phase 4: ????
Phase 5: Profit
|5 weeks 1 day ago||What did the five factors say||
What did the five factors say to the face?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Sweet mother of mercy that's||
Sweet mother of mercy that's a lot of words.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||whoops||
EDIT: I am dumb.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||He was already moving, so you||
He was already moving, so you have to add a bunch of time to account for the deadstop start of a 100m.
Still, yes, he's quite fast.
EDIT: Damn it, beaten by carolina blue.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||+1||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
EDIT: god damn Pakistani internet connection won't let me post a gif.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah as the season's gone on,||
Yeah as the season's gone on, I've been wondering if/when they'd take away the Dangerman tag for Chesson. Through seven games: 18 catches for 275 yards and a TD, 8 rushes for 49 yards and a TD. Or to put it differently, he's averaging about 2 catches for 39 yards per game, and about one rush for 7 yards per game.
I know we've focused on running and that Speight hasn't exactly looked like the next coming of Tom Brady, but that's pretty quiet for a guy who was getting so much hype coming into the year.
Counterpoint: Why do I even care about this?
Rebuttal: Great question, no idea.