This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|1 hour 9 min ago||This Is Fun So Far...||
.....and here is why:
|1 hour 45 min ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, this is more common mistake that most people would apparently think. Of course, Wisconsin was making a subtle statement here:
|4 hours 1 min ago||Translation...||
"I'm not going to reduce what is an important conversation to some childhood use of Twitter," he said. "This is an important issue."
This translates to: "I do not have a genuine defense for my previous comments other than I made a promise to several people that their recruiting grounds should remain unsullied by outsiders. How this was to be achieved was something I was not prepared to discuss."
|8 hours 50 min ago||The Whining...||
This would almost be as good as the subtweet, and the subtweet was masterful indeed. In the spirit of giving zero fucks, of course....
|9 hours 1 min ago||Who Knows...||
Who knows? You might even be able to recruit Sankey in some weird twist. He's been working out, after all.
|9 hours 16 min ago||Interesting Article...||
Harbaugh has noticed this and has simply asked: Is the conference that worked so hard to reach the pinnacle of college football willing to work just as hard to stay there?
It's interesting really, as the wagons are definitely turned inwards in that circle which is the Southeastern Conference. They rail against anyone from anywhere else having camps and practices on their street, but they turn around and are perfectly willing to shit on one another in a sometimes ethics-free battle. That actually is a pretty lazy, anti-competitive strategy on the part of the SEC and their effort to maintain a cartel of sorts over significant portions of the talent pool for Division I. You'd almost swear that the conference was not entirely confident that bagmen and all the extras of SEC recruitment wouldn't be enough against Jim Harbaugh (and others, I am sure) all the time.
|11 hours 5 min ago||Super Bowl LVIII....||
From the description of Detroit's impending loss to Indianapolis:
"Andrew Luck throws for 331 yards and three touchdowns, silencing critics who said the crafty veteran couldn't win the big one. Barry Sanders Jr. rushes for 152 yards and puts Detroit ahead midway through the fourth quarter on his second touchdown run of the game. But Indianapolis takes the lead for good on a 15-yard touchdown reception by tight end Tim Tebow with 3:16 remaining. "
Most Lions way to end a Super Bowl ever.....in the future. I'd still go, and you would hope that if nothing else, Tim Teow did indeed learn his place in the league if he wanted to be in the league at all by then, but I am now anticipating future disappointment in 2024 all the same.
|11 hours 21 min ago||Raises...||
I need to push harder when it comes to that discussion at the end of the yearly evaluation cycle. Whereas mine usually run in the 3% range (I do get something that you could call a bonus in addition to that), something in the 300% range would definitely work out better for me, especially with a few home projects slated for this year and next. I wonder what would happen if I posed the question.
|13 hours 1 min ago||Yeah, But....||
Perhaps creepy, but "Picture This" is not a bad album really. I remember it a bit more for the song "Workin' For A Livin'" myself though. Arguably it was the very next album that really started their uptick as a group - "Sports" (the cover art poster for which is in my home office actually - true story). If you can find a copy of the remaster of "Sports", the session takes for the singles off the album are pretty cool.
|13 hours 18 min ago||Saw This...||
I saw this late thanks to a morning meeting (hooray for Wednesday morning meetings), and I am going to be honest with everyone....
NOTE: This will likely go eventually, but who doesn't like the odd free point or two?
|1 day 1 hour ago||I Don't Know...||
We are talking about the same organization that threatened the eligibility of a couple student-athletes unless they paid for the extra pasta that they consumed at a team function, and the same organization that once gave a UNLV basketball player the thir degree over purchasing a used mattress. I don't know that I am going to fully trust the NCAA to be of sound judgment on this particular matter.
|1 day 2 hours ago||In Reality...||
We should note that, in reality, this is the answer to a lot of questions, but more importantly, it is also the solution to a lot of things. We can only hope that Maryland doesn't decide to solve a problem on the court in quite this way because perhaps they want to play Bowie State again in the future and how would that look to your visitors.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 6 hours ago||Good News Indeed...||
"He just pushes himself a little more each day and now we're up to an hour," Beilein said.
The hope, I would think, is that he is able to add a bit more each day and go from there. I would be skeptical that he contirbutes much if at all at Minnesota but as we move down the final stretch here, it would be great to see him gradually get back into games. I would much rather Caris play as much as he believes he can safely play honestly, that seems more sensible to me than throwing him right back out there.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Come Now, ESPN...||
Showing up at a charitable event to which you were personally invited and on your own time is something that I would have trouble calling a "mistake" under any circumstances quite honestly, at least if it were possible for you to attend.
Now, when it comes to the phrase "possible for you to attend", I understand that perhaps you might want to inform your employer first because they might have an opinion on how they might be viewed and how they would rather you were viewed, if you will, but then realistically that is a department in which ESPN has virtually no room to complain (I am sure ESPN sees it differently) and again, he got himself to Ann Arbor and accepted zero cash.
|1 day 8 hours ago||This Year...||
For this year, far and away for me it was Audi's commercial, primarily because of the use of David Bowie's "Starman" as well as the matching premise that the older gentleman was a former astronaut and the experience took him back to that time. It was well shot, well edited and well-concieved start to finish, I thought.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Hopefully...||
Hopefully, M-Dog, you don't mind that used your version to usurp the OP's version so that people can get the much more legible formatting right from the beginning. Good save on this one, and I did give you proper credit above.
It should serve as a reminder that posting tabular information or lists straight from a phone sometimes does not end well.
|1 day 10 hours ago||The Spring Game...||
I do go to the Spring Game when I can, although you proably get even less out of it in person than you do watching it on television because at the stadium you get to see and hear things on the field that would temper even the hint of a thought that you were going to be able to draw conclusions.
That being said, the best part of that weekend is usually the one poster that tries to project the entire season based on the Spring Game - usually extremely conservatively - only to see the first 150 replies in their thread basically read "STOP. JUST STOP."
|1 day 11 hours ago||This Coming Season...||
Like others, I kind of look at the way-too-early polls through not very serious lenses because of recent history and also it is purely speculative and I am more of a data junkie that can't really look at a poll with a straight face until the middle of October anyway.
That being said, as we were able to see the floor of the Top 10 just above us in the final polls this time around, cracking the Top 10 is probably not an unreasonable expectation this coming season. I couldn't begin to guess where precisely because of the LB question in particular (the QB question doesn't have me as concerned right now), but it seems doable definitely.
|1 day 12 hours ago||The Image....||
I am trying to imagin a KC-135 Stratotanker getting into position to refuel a train - hype train or otherwise - and the resulting mental image is....different. I just hope we try it out on a flat, featureless landscape first and see how it goes.
That being said, those who were finally willing to hop on the hype train for Rashan Gary once he officially signed his paperwork were indeed tragically late even then, as we know.
|2 days 42 min ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
I actually caught this story before I saw the thread, so I wasn't shocked, but then when I read the story, I wasn't shocked then - this is yet another "only Jim Harbaugh" moment and it is awesome like the rest of them. You begin to ask yourself - where has Harbaugh not been? Who doesn't he know? It makes you enjoy the fact that he's our football coach that much more really.
|2 days 9 hours ago||The Firing Talk...||
Clearly, the "Fire Beilein" talk going around at the moment is fueled by frustration over the events of the last week in particular, and it is probably the case the for the time being, he's nowhere near the hot seat. Indeed, I have to believe that even with some new faces now in the department, he likely stays way the hell away from the hot seat for a while because of what he has been able to do with a program that was...not good when he arrived as well as how he represents the program and the university.
As others have mentioned in detail (in this thread and others), however, this is clearly a team with some systemic issues (winning recruiting battles, lack of bigs, etc...you name it, we've discussed it to death by now and they are valid concerns) and while Beilein probably gets plenty of chances to deal with them (he has more than earned the time to do so, IMHO), those issues have made for some frustrating moments.
|2 days 11 hours ago||The Big Ten...||
The full Big Ten list is interesting, but here are the full top five -
#6 - Michigan
#14 - Ohio State
#22 - Michigan State
#26 - Nebraska
#28 - Penn State
The top five are pretty consistent with a discussion someone tried to start in a thread a few days ago about the relative disparity in recruiting rankings among the divisions of the Big Ten. Historically, these teams above have also been the top five in recruiting class rankings in the conference most years. Four of these five, of course, are in the East Division.
The rest of conference falls in from #37 (Iowa) to #88 (poor damn Purdue).
|2 days 12 hours ago||Simms Moments...||
My personal favorite among Simms moments in the game came right after Denver ran it on 3rd and 8 or 9 play and managed a few yards.
After the play ended, Simms said, "I think they are going to run it there."
Not sure what went on in the booth or in his head, but that was spectacular analysis indeed.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Golden Tate...||
Golden Tate posted a nice message as well....
|2 days 23 hours ago||Not Having This...||
Why the P. Manning hate?
You can ask the question, but if you're going to get verbally abusive in your replies to people - whether they are being snarky or not - as the OP did, then you don't get the thread to go with it. Most threads left with such a start basically go to hell if the OP decides to be combative like that, so we'll just skip it this time.
|3 days 3 min ago||Congratulations To Him...||
Congratulations to Michael Schofield and congratulations to the Denver Broncos on making me $20 poorer, but more importantly, on winning Super Bowl L.
Now, apparently CBS is going to make sure I have excellent dreams tonight with Puppymonkeybaby and I assume another Xifaxan commercial to back it up.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I did like the tribute to||
I did like the tribute to Bowie with the use of "Starman" in the Audi commercial, not to mention the commercial itself. That was kind of a neat concept for a car commercial.
The Mountain Dew commercial terrifies me - puppymonkeybaby might very well keep me up tonight and only because of the terror that such a thing may visit in my dreams.
Squarespace? Huh? That's all I have.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Down It Goes...||
Trouble getting under the 85 limit?
Forgot to come back to this one as it seemed like a poorly conceived thread - and I think the OP has taken a beating long enough at this point.
EDIT: In reply to TSS, I went through and read it again and yeah, we can have it back. I very much doubt the OP even cares about his point now.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Over Here...||
Over here, we're just doing steaks and some grilled chicken shish kebab for variety, mixed vegetables and twice baked potatoes. After all, it is just my wife and I and the kids will only eat select bits of this particular meal. It does allow for some great leftovers through the early part of the week, of course.
Drinks? Still can't in my case, so fucking sparkling grape juice. My wife has wine.