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|1 day 12 hours ago||Avila will not be the full-time starter||
He still can't hit. Still, I'd like to see Avila get a couple starts a week, maybe play him when JV or Anibal pitches.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Update: Pruning over||
Now it's NCAA '14 and Red Stag. That dark liquor makes me sicker on NCAA.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Yellow Cedar River||
|1 day 17 hours ago||So that's what happened in the Nebraska game||
|1 day 18 hours ago||Red Stag Black Cherry and some shears||
Nothing like pruning the hedges with my red plastic cup.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Only a two week difference||
Plus Hoke was thought to be the choice well before any annoucement. He had time to gauge interest from other coaches. The incredible difference is that one is Brady Hoke and the other is Jim Harbaugh. His connections based on his previous coaching stops and his successes there far outweigh Hoke's.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Dombrowski is a top 5 GM||
Dombrowski built up the Expos farm system to where it was the best in baseball. They probably play for the W.S. if there's no strike in 1994. Just look at the players they drafted and traded away in the 90s. He built that system. Then he built an expansion team (Marlins) into a two-time W.S. winner, despite the terrible ownership situation down there.
Then he comes here and turns a 120 loss team into a World Series contender. His track record over 30 years in the MLB gives him some forgiveness on a couple bad moves. It's easy to be the GM in NY, LA or Boston where players want to play. Detroit always has to pay more to get guys. How do you think we got Pudge or Magglio?
His only failing IMO is that bullpen. It's been a mess for a few years despite his efforts.
|2 days 18 hours ago||One of the most underappreciated goalies ever||
I hope his name gets called for the HOF. It's not his fault he played with either superstars on the DRW or middling talent in Buffalo and St. Louis. Still, he took those teams to playoff berths.
|2 days 20 hours ago||He missed more than half||
And still put up 10-10--20 in the playoffs.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Barry faxed in his retirement||
That was less than perfect also. As a fan, I was pissed. But once I realized how awful the front office was, my anger was focused on the front office. And I went from being angry at Sergei for leaving, to understanding that he had one last big contract to get in his life and Anaheim was willing to give it to him.
Plus, Sergei was here 12-13 years and dominated most of those years. If that's not long enough to get your number retired, I don't know what is.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Federov Nike Commercial|
|2 days 22 hours ago||Contract squabbles happen all the time||
If that's your basis, the Lions shouldn't have retired Barry's number. The Wings don't win three of those Cups without Federov, who was arguably the best player in the game for a 5+ year stretch. While Yzerman was threatened with trades to Ottawa until he became a better two-way player, Federov was playing defense when needed, and doing it at a high level.
And Fetisov? Solid, not spectacular. They can retire his number in Moscow or New Jersey where he may have earned it.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Should've been retired already||
But I'm happy to see both sides coming together on this. While they're at it, they should retire Konstantinov's jersey.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I have a cow that I need to smoke||
And I might surprise my wife with BBQ'd goat.
|3 days 15 hours ago||MDen will be selling the Olde English D/Block M hat soon||
|3 days 19 hours ago||No||
My school, Benedictine in Detroit, produced Derrick Alexander and that was about it. School shut down about 10 years ago and the football field is gone. In my four years there, they may have made it to the state tournament once.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Those crazy kids||
They have the benefit of not seeing his schtick for 10-15 years. I'll give them a pass.
|3 days 21 hours ago||I have three kids, and one on the way||
And they trust the person they met and have the relationship with, not someone's opinion of that person. And most recruits have a passing knowledge of who Cowherd is. I only know of him because I have satellite radio.
I'm not sure if the CAPS and "devour" talk is sarcasm, but this is only a topic because there's nothing else to talk about.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Highly doubtful||
Cowherd is not Stephen A. Smith, who the kids follow more. And even if they saw/listened to the interview, they wouldn't give two squats about it. A few minutes of a pointless interview will not impact a months long relationship.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Why do the always shoot these with black backgrounds?||
Is there a problem with taking the photos in natural light? On a field? Where they play the game?
|4 days 14 hours ago||That's the...||
...look at my alternate athletic cup pose.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I want that Tigers/Block M hat||
I'm sure there's a swoosh on the back or other side of that thing. I'll be buying one right after Hackett makes the announcement.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Buy up shares of Swoosh LLC||
|4 days 14 hours ago||Hackett was hoping to have a decision made by July 1||
But he did not say it was a hard deadline.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Fat Phil screwed Johnny Majors also||
Only equivalent up here would've been if Moeller worked with shady members of the Victors club to push Bo out (Only a dream that Sparty could dream).
So the complete opposite of that is Moeller pleading with Bo to stay as HC, even if it meant Bo doing a whole lot less and Mo doing a whole lot more (Reality).
|4 days 15 hours ago||We signed him...||
...because we didn't keep Jiri Hudler the previous offseason. Hudler's making $4mil a year while Weiss was signed to a deal making almost $5mil. Apparently Jordin Tootoo and Mikael Samuelsson and now Weiss were not enough to make up for Hudler's absence.
|4 days 15 hours ago||And Brendan Smith is getting 2.75mil per year?||
13 points in 76 games for an "offensive-minded" defenseman? Dude was a scratch in a couple playoff games. Unless Blashill said some really good things about Brendan, this makes no sense.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Warde Manuel had success at Buffalo||
He hired Turner Gill, and they won the MAC East twice in his four years there, and improvement over what they were before. I can't remember how his basketball team fared overall, but I know I lost plenty of money gambling against them :(
He brought some UM staff/alum with him to Buffalo and UConn, so I'd be curious as to how many of them would make the journey back to A2.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Fedorov should be a lock||
He was the best player in the in the mid to late 90s. Supremely talented. Probably could've been an all-star defenseman if he wanted to play on the blue line. I hope he gets his name called today.
|5 days 20 hours ago||After Kareem||
I'm only paying attention to any ballz other than mine unless there's a game on or a kid is announcing within 24 hours. My set is good for all other times.