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|9 hours 48 min ago||I just woke up ten minutes||
I just woke up ten minutes ago. God bless long company holidays that are supplemented by the rest of my year's vacation time that made Christmas break start on Wednesday.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Jennings is tied for fifth in||
Jennings is tied for fifth in the league with eight assists per game, so it's not like he's ballhogging. Jennings is the starting point guard and he and Smith are the top two scorers on the team going by career numbers, so "living and dying" by them is no surprise. It's the nature of basketball. Frankly, if they'd continued to feed Smith and not put the ball in Rodney Stuckey's hands they'd have beaten Portland, too.
I know what people want is to feed Monroe and Drummond all the time, but Drummond's role is already hugely expanded from last season, his shots have almost doubled, and Monroe's usage is slightly down from last year but perfectly on par with what it was two years ago, his best season.
|3 days 5 hours ago||It's going to be all the way||
It's going to be all the way up to about 24 degrees tomorrow, and you want to wear a shirt?
|3 days 9 hours ago||#1 Where there's||
Yeah, I know, that's what I hate about the media attitude toward rumors. Denials are treated as non-denials and denials that aren't strong enough are as good as confirmation. All kinds of fake smoke around Saban and Texas and there wasn't any fire after all.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Man, don't be that media type||
Man, don't be that media type who turns "Nebraska denies contacting Mack Brown" into "Mack Brown to Nebraska" plus an ass-covering question mark.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Someone said yesterday that||
Someone said yesterday that the Lions-est thing to do would be to beat the Ravens and Giants and then lose the division by losing to the Vikings. I've decided I disagree. The Lions-est thing to do is exactly the opposite.
As for hiring a coach from the college ranks: No. The vast majority of coaches are successful at one or the other but not both, Jim Harbaugh notwithstanding.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Actually you gotta hand it to||
Actually you gotta hand it to the Air Force budgeters. When the Navy is given money to build a base, they build the piers and warehouses and stuff, run out of money, ask for more to build morale facilities and are turned down. The Air Force builds the golf courses, gyms, bowling lanes, and then goes, "hey, can we have some more for the runways too?" Clever.
(I don't know how much truth there is in that at all. But you gotta admit the Navy has the coolest toys.)
|4 days 10 hours ago||This is generally true among||
This is generally true among the services at large, not just the football fans. Really old-school Navy folks never forgave the Air Force's gentle suggestions to a very receptive SECDEF that the Navy was obsolete and should be folded. You still learn about that in ROTC classrooms and, I'm sure, at the Academy too. I wouldn't go so far as to say the AF is despised, but I would say that in general, in the Army and Navy, the respect for the AF goes only as far as generic respect for servicemembers while the respect for each other goes deeper.
|4 days 10 hours ago||The civilian perception is||
The civilian perception is what often matters in recruiting, though.
I realize that the service academy guys aren't the big five stars, but once a guy is open to a service academy, he can usually choose between Army, Navy, and Air Force unless he's dead set on one of them. Wanted to join the Army all his life, maybe. But take a guy who's got a choice between one of the three - his last choice will probably be West Point. The USNA will tell him - if you don't want to go to awful places, you don't have to, and if you do, hey, you can, and you can do it as a Marine.
Army had good teams during Vietnam likely for much the same reason they were a powerhouse during WWII - the draft. A good football player with a low draft number could be encouraged to play football for Army and thus avoid Nam for a few years.
|4 days 12 hours ago||What he's suggesting is the||
What he's suggesting is the Army got thoroughly involved with a war after 9/11 and West Point looked a lot less glamorous afterwards, while the only real difference in the Navy's operation was where it sent its ships and the occasional missile launch. It has nothing to do with the win that year, it has everything to do with the losses thereafter.
Granted, yes, Paul Johnson was the driving force behind building Navy's program. The coaching part of it can't be denied. But there absolutely is a difference in the recruits, too.
|4 days 22 hours ago||They recruit. Their players||
They recruit. Their players definitely aren't just pulled from the student body from tryouts.
Recruiting to Navy, against Army, has got to be fairly easy, though. I mean, such as it gets. Navy can pitch what is essentially a non-combat career after football and the "join the Navy, see the world" line, which is a very true one, whereas with Army, it's "join the Army, hope you like Afghanistan." And for those recruits that do like the idea of combat, the Marines provide a pretty strong draw. So even though the group of football recruits that are open to a service academy is small, Navy and Air Force probably get the pick of that litter.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Dude. If they can make money||
Dude. If they can make money this way, why shouldn't they? If people want to donate, why shouldn't they? Sneering that they don't make money the Approved BlueCube Way is stupid.
Maybe you should ask for donations. If nobody gives you any money, you're probably not doing something they value.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Truth is, I always felt the||
Truth is, I always felt the Saban-to-Texas stuff began with obnoxiously hubristic Texas fans acting like, we're tired of Mack Brown and we can just get Nick Saban to replace him because we're Texas and of course he'll come here if we ask. And the media turned that into actual rumors. Saban gave them credence by allowing his people to insinuate that he'd go there, but until then there was nothing to it.
As for Brown's supposed retirement, who the hell knows what the so-called sources were on that one. Somebody thought they knew something, I guess.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Inability to lure Nick Saban||
Inability to lure Nick Saban away from Alabama doesn't really constitute a tire fire.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Honestly, college rooting||
Honestly, college rooting interests go almost completely out the window when it comes to the NFL. I separate the two with a brick wall. Charles Woodson's on the Packers? Screw him, until he is no longer on the Packers. His success is Green Bay's success, and screw Green Bay.
Actually that's kind of a really extreme case where his Michigan roots were able to sway me just a little. But it's an example. Generally, I'll root for a guy if he's not on a team I hate and hate a guy if he's not on a team I love. But the fact that I delighted at watching Reggie Bush give up his Heisman does not prevent me from going WOOOOOO REGGIE REGGIE now that he's on the Lions. And if, God forbid, Denard Robinson ended up on Green Bay, I absolutely loved watching him play for Michigan and respect the shit out of him for the kind of person he is, but if he's in a Packers jersey I hope he gets stuffed at the line every single time.
|1 week 1 day ago||As long as there's a||
As long as there's a reasonable backup plan in place here. One year risks don't bother me much.
|1 week 1 day ago||I didn't realize the Herm||
I didn't realize the Herm account was Boliviated and banned. I thought that guy just disappeared because people figured out he was also someone else the way RDT got outed.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's not the luxury boxes||
It's not the luxury boxes (although I'm sure the new stadium will have more) - the Braves have found that the vast, vast majority of their ticket buyers are from the northern suburbs. So that's where the new stadium will go, in an effort to "improve access" to their fanbase. It's fair to say that getting downtown and back is a pain for most of those customers. If it results in an extra 3,000 tickets sold per game, it might just be worth it. It'll be the Cobb County taxpayers getting taken for a ride as that's the government entity promising the support (Atlanta being in Fulton County.)
|1 week 1 day ago||I think we're going to have||
I think we're going to have to learn the other names you've gone by. I'm sure "bouje" is not one of them, but, just to be on the safe side, observe the proprieties, you know.
|1 week 1 day ago||The rule wouldn't be in place||
The rule wouldn't be in place without the consent (and initiative) of the teams governed by it. If they wanted to change it, they would.
|1 week 1 day ago||I wish there weren't||
I don't. Is there a job posting in the world higher than Mackinac Island poop sweeper that doesn't require a set of minimum skills and attributes? Must have bachelor's degree, etc. The point is not to ensure that every qualified person gets a shot at the job, the point is to ensure that everyone who applies for the job is qualified.
Surely there are high school prodigies who could do a lot of the jobs adults do, but companies don't want to weed through the piles of unqualified applicants to find the ones that can. The NFL and NBA are vilified for feeling the same way; I don't see a difference between their age requirements and companies asking for X years of experience in a field.
I agree with pretty much every other word you've written on the subject but those.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's not really||
That's not really outlandishly different than requirements for a lot of full ride scholars, just on a larger scale. As an NROTC student I had to take two semesters of calculus, two semesters of calc-based physics, one semester of computer science, and eight of naval science, which add up to well over a full year of requirements. This on top of my school's English and non-Western requirements, the latter of which was a token sop to diversity education and far less onerous than at many schools. I got to choose my major all the same, but there's that little issue too of post-graduation service requirement, which precludes a masters degree for at least four years.
|1 week 1 day ago||You've basically heard only||
You've basically heard only the worst Steve Miller song then.
|1 week 2 days ago||I cannot possibly upvote this||
I cannot possibly upvote this enough. I am guilty of tailgating at times - BUT - when, and only when, there are two people going the same speed in two different lanes and I can't get by, and nor can the people behind.
I recently saw an online poll: what driving behavior irritates you the most? I'll wager that half the people that picked tailgating are that sort of person. Lanes are for driving at the same speed as the guy in front or behind. There are extra lanes so that people can go faster or slower. Do NOT fly in formation. It is extremely rude and is the cause of a lot of traffic slowdowns. I completely agree: tailgating is the only way there is, aside from flashing the lights which people also find rude, to convey "please stop holding up traffic."
|1 week 2 days ago||Black Betty is a fucking||
Black Betty is a fucking shit-ass song and you're right, the first 30 seconds come on and I'm like, cool, and then 10 seconds later I think, what am I doing??? this is Black Betty, it's the worst song on the radio. (Well, on the stations I listen to.)
The way you think about Bob Dylan, I think about Lenny Kravitz. I think Lenny Kravitz is the guy white preppy people listen to in order to claim a multicultural interest in music. Especially back in the 90s.
|1 week 2 days ago||I upvoted before the Hitler||
I upvoted before the Hitler edit but I would do it again if I could because Godwin.
|1 week 2 days ago||Fuck you guys. Mark Dantonio||
Fuck you guys. Mark Dantonio is my bishie.
|1 week 2 days ago||Best thing that's happened||
Best thing that's happened
|1 week 2 days ago||Warm climates are overrated.||
Warm climates are overrated. I don't think a place is an awesome place to visit or live just because it's got beaches and sun. I enjoy the beach but I don't consider it the ultimate vacation destination. Warm winter weather means obnoxiously sweltering summer weather and boring seasonal changes. There's nothing glamorous about Miami or Florida in general and I would be miserable living in LA or its environs.
|1 week 2 days ago||Tomatoes are terrible. I||
Tomatoes are terrible. I always make sure to ask for burgers without them.