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|6 hours 56 min ago||Maybe not "in perpetuity,"||
Maybe not "in perpetuity," anything that works really damn well starts to get copied. I mean, it's not like one or two schools have a monopoly on the waterbug slots anymore. But it'll take long enough that Harbaugh can work on adapting and evolving ahead of the pack.
|11 hours 52 min ago||These days the nickel defense||
These days the nickel defense is basically the base defense in order to deal with the proliferation of spread offenses. I completely love the idea of collecting a bunch of jumbo-athlete tight ends, putting them out there two at a time, and deciding whether we want to play smashmouth or make cornerbacks do this:
|3 days 3 hours ago||Who did we give up to make it||
Who did we give up to make it happen? ..... uh, nobody? And got an extra second-round pick?
This might be the best trade the Wings have made since we convinced Toronto to just give us Larry Murphy for free.
|3 days 8 hours ago||I hope though that you see||
I hope though that you see the difference between whether or not you agree with a position and whether or not it's legitimate. Not only do a lot of Britons appear to disagree with you, they just exercised the power to do something about it. When that many people feel that way, it's hard to delegitimize.
|3 days 8 hours ago||In terms of cash in and cash||
In terms of cash in and cash out, GB is a donor country to the EU. That alone is a major reason to leave.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Britain is not America. The||
Britain is not America. The US has a "nation of immigrants" ethos because that's our history, and our culture is only a few hundred years old. European cultures are ancient. Usually, the names of the countries derive from the people who lived there, not the other way around. (That is, we're American because we live in a land that was named America. France was named for the Frankish people. "Britain" comes from the Roman "Britannia", derived from the Greek "Pretannike", meaning "the island of the Pretani," which is what the Greeks called the Celts.
That's how ancient the people in Europe are, and their cultures. Why should it not be considered a grievance when people who trace their ancestry back 5,000 years on the same island suddenly see people living there who make continuous demands and refuse to accept their culture?
|3 days 13 hours ago||It must be nice to pretend||
It must be nice to pretend that people have only one interest, which is money, and no other interest such as sovereignty matters, and that you're absolutely, 100% dead certain about the impact.
Don't give us this "time will tell" thing, by the way. If you believed that you wouldn't have posted several times, unequivocally declaring that Britons voted against their own interest.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Fourth largest, or smallest,||
I dunno, man. I once got a tour of one of their Trident missile submarines. The control room had floral patterns everywhere. How badass can a navy be when their nuclear missile submarines look like your Great-aunt Millie's breakfast room?
Of course, the rest of the story is that the guys who gave us the tour - and the ones in the control room at the time - practically begged us to ignore that. Captain's a bit weird that way, they said.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Sinn Fein would be smart to||
Sinn Fein would be smart to wait until Scotland votes. There are very few things that could've opened up a Northern Irish path to breaking from the UK. The Brexit may be one, but Brexit + Scottish independence is a much stronger one.
|3 days 13 hours ago||There is literally no such||
There is literally no such thing. If your friend tells you he's changing jobs and the new one pays less but the new boss isn't a dick, do you sit there and shake your head and tell him he's choosing against his own interest?
|4 days 11 hours ago||I'd argue the goal of a||
I'd argue the goal of a sports team name is to give the fans of that team - or really, people associated with it - something to identify with and rally around. If nobody likes the name or wants to fire up for it, that means the name is a failure, regardless of who it doesn't offend.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Yeah, but they tend to have a||
Yeah, but they tend to have a good reason for the name. When you go from something cool like Fighting Sioux to something blah like Fighting Hawks, you've been "forced" to change by offended social justice warriors, so you get shell shock and decide to make absolutely sure nobody is offended. It doesn't matter if nobody likes the name, just so long as nobody hates it.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Great. Wonderful. I know||
Great. Wonderful. I know there's lamentation over State turning into a hockey shitshow, but I don't share that lovely sentiment. Let them burn their own house down. A Michigan-Michigan State game between two really good teams is fun, but this isn't like the Ohio State game where it actually adds to Michigan's (apologies) brand. Viva Anastos.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I actually really like the||
I actually really like the logo, but Fighting Sioux was a way better name.
|4 days 20 hours ago||The Phoenix-Vegas comparisons||
The Phoenix-Vegas comparisons are not valid. Phoenix and Vegas have one thing in common: the climate. That's it. Miami and Tampa have the climate in common too, and the Panthers barely have a fanbase while the Lightning have a very strong following.
Phoenix is Atlanta in the desert. Nobody goes there on vacation, it's just a big city with office buildings that attracted a lot of out-of-towners looking for a job. Plus it has fairly hostile local politics. Las Vegas has felt they deserved a major-league team for a long time and the politicians, businesses, and locals have been united in their desire to make it happen. The NHL is first on the scene, which is important. They'll have very strong support from the casinos, particularly MGM which owns the arena and most resorts within walking distance.
This is not a sure thing, nothing is. But it's a really good bet, no pun intended, by the NHL.
|5 days 3 hours ago||There's very much something||
There's very much something to be said for being the first major league show in town.
|5 days 4 hours ago||This is not quite in the last||
This is not quite in the last year, but it's close enough. Also I do believe this will expose me for a huge nerd. A bit ago, SiriusXM played a song by Blackmore's Night on the Deep Tracks station, which I found I really liked. A little YouTubing later I decided I needed to buy all the albums. Blackmore's Night is Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow fame, playing mega-nerdy Ren Faire medieval stuff with his wife who he met over a love and interest in said medieval music. Some of it's actual really old songs, some of it's original, some of it's covers of things like Joan Baez. It's really great stuff.
|6 days 12 hours ago||You assume incorrectly.I||
You assume incorrectly.
I also never said "at least we're not Jakarta." I simply refuted your "vast majority of people in the world" statement, which I notice you've walked back pretty quickly and quietly.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Needless to say, I never||
Good heavens, I hope you mean to the car.
|6 days 12 hours ago||There's a reason they were||
There's a reason they were willing to give the keys to a bunch of 14-year-old kids so they could drive around semi-unattended.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Whatever happens, happens. I||
Whatever happens, happens. I remember people tried to force "The Copa" onto Comerica Park and nobody cared. "Let's all decide what to nickname this thing" is phony and doesn't work.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Coolant is involved in my own||
Coolant is involved in my own car failure story. 14-year-old me was navigating one of the driving school's Chevy Corsicas around the parking lot driving range, and like the rest of my classmates, fanatically obeying the 10-mph speed limit they gave us by acting like the gas pedal was kryptonite. I was minding my own business when a whole bunch of steam came out from under the hood. I pulled off to the side, got out and got the instructor, and by the time I came back there was a Great Lake of green stuff under the car. Some piece of the cooling system decided to say "fuck it, I'm outty" in a very big way. Was sure I was going to get the third degree, what did you DO?!?!? kind of thing, but driving school is great, you blow up a Chevy Corsica, they just shrug and hand you another one.
|6 days 14 hours ago||The vast majority of people||
The vast majority of people in the world live in places like Jakarta and Lagos. I'm guessing you've never been to Jakarta. You probably haven't set foot in very many cities. For that matter I don't think you bothered with Detroit any more than you needed to in order to confirm a preconceived notion. I promise you Jakarta makes Detroit look like Malibu.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Detroit, and I don't care if||
Detroit, and I don't care if you spit coffee all over yourself. I mean, I'm just sayin'.
It'd be hard for Minneapolis to be Hockeytown without a hockey team. It's even harder to claim the title for the Twin Cities when they have the blemish of having lost one team already due in no small part to being last in the league in attendance by a huge margin. I mean....
Barely half the attendance of the Hartford Whalers? Minnesota is nothing but a Johnny-come-lately to the Hockeytown claim. Even in the Dead Things era the Wings were outdrawing the North Stars.
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|1 week 3 hours ago||What is a "Rutgers"?||
What is a "Rutgers"?
|1 week 6 hours ago||To me, "worst sports town"||
To me, "worst sports town" means having fans who don't give a damn, and that means Miami.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Negative. Minneapolis is not||
Negative. Minneapolis is not Hockeytown and is in no way Hockeytown nor ever will be Hockeytown.
|1 week 20 hours ago||So how about that time back||
So how about that time back in 83 when the chariot races at the Circus Maximus were shrouded in controversy due to a horse-feeding scandal?
|1 week 5 days ago||I didn't say it was a bad||
I didn't say it was a bad thing. I just said you're not really into cars. You want an appliance that performs a function inexpensively and lasts a long time. And you're up front about it. I would only cast a critical eye if you claimed you just love driving and love cars and you do get a woody from fast and fun highway driving, and then bragged about your ancient Corolla with a quarter million miles on it.