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|4 hours 24 min ago||When MSU says Michigan is not||
When MSU says Michigan is not their main rival, they are pretending it's true.
When Michigan says MSU is not their main rival, it is true.
|4 hours 32 min ago||Print out 100,000 of these||
Print out 100,000 of these for The Game and pass them out for the crowd to display when the Ohio State band takes the field.
|10 hours 2 min ago||“Head to the furnace room,||
“Head to the furnace room, ‘Bout to meet your fiery doom,” one line of the song reads. “Oh the baking never ends, It goes on and on and on and on.”
I am just stunned. Who in the hell thinks that's OK in any context? Teenage band kids blowing off steam blah blah blah. Are are you fucking kidding me?
|10 hours 6 min ago||Seriously. Can we get beyond||
Seriously. Can we get beyond the notion that because you are in your teens you get a free pass for everything?
I keep seeing posts about extremely bad behaviour, and then comments like "It's OK, we all did stupid things as a teenager".
Yes we all did stupid things as teenagers. And we do some stupid things as adults too. But there are some lines you don't cross, period.
Not everything is OK just because you are under 20.
|10 hours 11 min ago||THIS MUST BE DONE.||
THIS MUST BE DONE.
|10 hours 45 min ago||Forget it.||
He'll only lead us on all summer and then commit to Butterball in the fall.
|10 hours 48 min ago||I bet that bus was||
I bet that bus was stuffed.
/I'll let myself out.
|10 hours 50 min ago||Bird violence. It's a bigger||
Bird violence. It's a bigger crime than you know.
I once saw a guy get knocked off a jet ski by a swan. Those things can be huge.
|10 hours 54 min ago||He's from Virginia Tech. He||
He's from Virginia Tech. He wants to make sure he gets a good seat for the game in 2020.
|10 hours 57 min ago||I hope he does. Play it up||
I hope he does. Play it up as the "Summer Game" like we do the Spring Game.
|11 hours 31 sec ago||Not everything that gets||
Not everything that gets donated to the Salvation Army and Goodwill ends up as clothing for the needy.
I once worked for a small firm doing cleaning of restaurant and industrial air-handling systems. Messy work.
We got all of the rags we used from the Salvation Army's and Goodwill's donations.
|11 hours 5 min ago||Rich people problems.||
Rich people problems.
Maybe you could donate it to WD. He probably has an already-established grave yard for old Michigan gear with a hourly Changing of the Guard ritual and a daily Tomb of the Missing Sock ceremony.
|11 hours 13 min ago||Sparties don't lean. They||
Sparties don't lean. They stagger.
He's an MSU stagger.
|13 hours 2 min ago||Your description of your||
Your description of your point is a little bit "colorful", but it is quite accurate.
I grew up in a town just as you described. We played football in the fall, wrestled in the winter, and played baseball in the spring. It was a meat-and-potatoes menu. There was nothing else available except basketball and track. No "sissy" sports as they would describe them, like soccer or volleyball.
The emphasis was on toughness. Always toughness.
For better or worse, times have indeed changed. My old high school can barely field a football team and they are uncompetitive. Meanwhile they win state championships in soccer, which was not even offered when I was there.
The culture changes over time. We can look back now and tsk tsk the way it was, but it was very real just as you described.
|13 hours 16 min ago||The media frenzy about||
The media frenzy about concussions (and resulting lawsuits) has intensified over the last year. It will be intwresting to see what these numbers look like two years from now when the impact of that affects youth that are coming up through the system.
I suspecct that you will see these numbers trending down significantly.
Another useful statistic if available, would be the number of schools dropping football or failing to field a team. This is clearly a trend on the upswing due to lack of participation and fear of lawsuits.
|20 hours 7 min ago||Yeah, but look who his dad||
Yeah, but look who his dad is. I'll take the good with the bad in this case.
|20 hours 36 min ago||Nah, we don't really need a||
Nah, we don't really need a reason.
|20 hours 42 min ago||Bama is like the drummer in||
Bama is like the drummer in the band that keeps sweeping in and stealing these girls that we spend all night flirting with and buying drinks for.
One of these days . . . we're going to deck that f-er.
|21 hours 8 min ago||if there are no early NBA||
if there are no early NBA draft early entries.
Hence the Beilein "problem". Half that team will be playing in the NBA in 2016-2017.
It would be a crime if John Beilein is not voted coach of the year . . . by the NBA.
|21 hours 13 min ago||Trey Burke may be from Ohio,||
Trey Burke may be from Ohio, but he's a Philly Guard at heart.
|23 hours 20 min ago||What town is this? My home||
What town is this?
My home town used to be like this, but not anymore. The football culture died. It's sad to see.
They did not even have soccer when I grew up, now my high school is winning state championships in it. In the meantime, they can barely field a football team, and that team is uncompetitive.
It does not take long for things to change.
|23 hours 30 min ago||Yeah, I also grew up in a||
Yeah, I also grew up in a world where the results of the big High School football game were front page of the paper . . . not the sports section, but the entire paper.
It seems so quaint now. My kids will never see any of that kind of thing. There is no real community bond where we live unless we have a big snow storm.
|23 hours 40 min ago||Did you meet any of the||
Did you meet any of the little Georges?
|23 hours 41 min ago||Party at WolvinLA's||
Party at WolvinLA's house!
Right after the Rose Bowl.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Nice.||
"Who's f-ing hook is this?"
|1 day 8 hours ago||I happen to agree with you on||
I happen to agree with you on both climate change and GMOs.
What I don't agree with is shoving a blatantly political topic in front of peoples faces to win an argument about football. It's pretty heavy-handed. If you are going to do that, you are going to have to expect some sharp reactions and not be offended by them.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I already bought some via the||
I already bought some via the DC alumni assoc. Does anybody know what section those are in?
|1 day 9 hours ago||I wish I could go, I live in||
I wish I could go, I live in the DC area.
But, alas, I have an appointment then. Any other day, any other time, and I could do go. Sucks.
I hope this is not a one-time thing. Once he hits a city does he tend to come back the next year, or does he just move on to other cities yet unblessed?
|1 day 9 hours ago||We are running out of||
We are running out of numbers. We are going to have to go with Hex soon.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Yet you are probably the same||
Yet you are probably the same guy that ignores scientific evidence that GMO's are perfectly safe. Because it fits the narrative you want.
Look, I'm not taking sides on either debate, but let's not get all high and mighty. We all have our biases that we like to claim are "science".