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|7 hours 4 min ago||This is a guy that Tony||
This is a guy that Tony Bennett pursued somewhat heavily out of high school. For that reason alone I'd love to bring him in as a transfer.
|10 hours 39 min ago||Went to the game last night||
Went to the game last night (and had a tasty Ghettoblaster while I was there to boot.) It's only fitting that Zidlicky scored the game winner because even aside from that I thought he had a tremendous game. Very, very solid in the defensive end. If he keeps it up that trade will be the steal of the year.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I've never seen the refs||
I've never seen the refs physically align the players' sticks like that. It looks like they're teaching the technique to seven-year-olds.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Whoa whoa whoa. You can put||
Whoa whoa whoa. You can put your own damn ketchup on your own damn burgers. That's why they got bottles at the tables, or ketchup packets, or what have you. Ketchup isn't exactly universally adored.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Most of those small||
Most of those small conferences know this, and rig the tournaments so the top seeds have a much easier path to the championship than the others.
I don't think it's any more unfair than a 64-team tournament for the national title when realistically maybe eight or twelve of them actually deserve it based on how the regular season went. It's theater.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I only have one request for||
I only have one request for these discussions: Get the fuck rid of the phrase "sexual assault." Somehow that phrase came into use to describe everything from unwanted touching even on body parts like the arm, to actual physical violent rape. Rape is rape. It's very bad.
Maybe it's because well-meaning victim's advocates, in trying to tell women "you don't have to take that shit," defined anything that made women feel uncomfortable as "sexual assault." Maybe it's because people got uncomfortable with the word rape and euphemized it. Maybe it all got lumped together for simplicity.
But "Rasheed Sulaimon is accused of raping a girl" means something a lot different than "Rasheed Sulaimon is accused of sexually assaulting a girl." Chances are it could've had a real effect on how the whole case was treated. "Rape" is serious, ought to be reported immediately, and you don't need to hear details to know that. "Sexual assault" could be an extortion attempt based on getting a little too close on the dance floor, for all anyone knows when they first hear it.
I hate the phrase "sexual assault" and wish it would go away.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Especially since that was a||
Especially since that was a primary justification for having a playoff in football in the first place, because wheeeee brackets.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Really an excellent trade for||
Really an excellent trade for the Wings. The way Craig Custance put it, Janmark could be a "top-nine forward." Cool, a guy whose realistic ceiling is third line. Backman's a throw-in. Two other defensemen from that draft (Ouellet and Marchenko) have already made it to the Wings; Backman's had a cup of coffee in GR. Slight downgrade in draft picks is barely worth a mention.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I've read that theory and I'm||
I've read that theory and I'm not real conviced. Nill left for Dallas before we drafted Janmark, and Janmark is the centerpiece of the deal. No doubt he was in on some of the scouting process, but everything Janmark's done since we drafted him, Nill hasn't been privy to.
|3 days 10 hours ago||You'd think by the responses||
You'd think by the responses in this thread that turning off notifications on your phone was some kind of hardship. Has this world really come to "it's too damn annoying to spend two seconds changing my settings"??
|3 days 10 hours ago||See, you ask this question||
See, you ask this question because the Big Ten hasn't had one for very long, relatively speaking. If you asked an ACC fan what the point of a conference tourney is, he'd look at you like you had a third eye in your forehead.
The answer doesn't have to be the cynical money grab all the time. They're bloody fun. Why NOT have a conference tournament?
|4 days 5 hours ago||I think you have to remember||
I think you have to remember that even if we're favored in all of those games, it's not by a ton in many cases and simple math says it's gonna be tough to win every single one of them. Mathematically, even if we have a 75% chance of winning each game (besides JHU and UMD) we only have a 13% chance of winning out.
|4 days 5 hours ago||I like how we're already||
I like how we're already assuming the Rutgers game is a win. Rutgers does suck, and we should indeed beat them, but it's interesting to see the night-and-day difference between now and the past.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Johns Hopkins is an enormous||
Johns Hopkins is an enormous research powerhouse and lacrosse is the excuse to get them access to the CIC and vice versa.
|6 days 4 hours ago||If WHL teams in Washington||
If WHL teams in Washington were interested in being competitive rather than making profits, they'd push incredibly hard for a minimum wage; it'd make it that much easier to convince their players to play for them and not pick another development route.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Yes, he did clap in a||
Yes, he did clap in a player's face, did you see the video? Baldwin was being a punk. He felt dissed by something some Tennessee player said after the previous game (which was pretty innocuous) so he decided to take it back to the streets and dis them right back. Punk bullshit. Good for Stallings.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Regardless of how anyone||
Regardless of how anyone futzes with it or how long I look at it, I can't see anything but white and gold. I'm not colorblind, either.
|6 days 20 hours ago||LOL. Right on cue.||
LOL. Right on cue.
|6 days 20 hours ago||You're right and wrong.||
You're right and wrong. Chestnut Hill isn't a real city; it's a "village" under Massachusetts law which means it's not actually incorporated and is more of a traditional designation. Chestnut Hill is actually part of three different cities. Boston College itself straddles Boston and Newton, not to mention having a separate section of campus in a third city (I forget which, but it's in fact a part of BC itself and not along the lines of a U-M Dearborn) so technically speaking, not only does it count towards sharing the name of the city it's in, it also counts toward the question about being in two cities at once.
|1 week 7 hours ago||It wasn't even that. I think||
It wasn't even that. I think he figured, he landed in the end zone, butt down, knees down, everything down, ball secured, I'll just put this down right here. I think he purposely let go because all human common sense in the world would assume that when you have control of the ball with all possible extremities landing inbounds in the endzone, that's a touchdown and what else do you need to do?
The VT thing just wasn't even a catch. The ball hit the ground before the receiver did, how else would you define incomplete?
|1 week 7 hours ago||Boo to two-toned shortzz.||
Boo to two-toned shortzz. Boo.
|1 week 1 day ago||My brother is a Purdue alum||
My brother is a Purdue alum so we went to a Purdue bowl game against Maryland in, oh, 2006 or so. It was at the Citrus Bowl stadium in Orlando, which they've been renovating lately but at the time was the biggest hole of a stadium in the world. As a UVA fan, pretty much every time you bump into Maryland fans you're going to hear it from them, but I figured it was just rivalry stuff and with Purdue gear on they'd just be normal. Not one bit. Seemed like they wanted to start something any time, any place - motel parking lot, random downtown bar, wherever. In the stadium we sat near a group of some 60-something Terps who kept loudly making passive-aggressive remarks to each other about how shitty everything Purdue-related was, purposely loud enough for us to overhear. Purdue ended up losing and the shit-talking during the walk of shame out of the stadium was brutal. My has since shared my extreme distaste for Maryland.
|1 week 2 days ago||Man, you scared the crap out||
Man, you scared the crap out of this longtime seafarer. "Lost at sea" means something TOTALLY different than just being fogbound.
|1 week 2 days ago||Then you should brush up on||
Then you should brush up on your history. It's not just "let's pick these cool jungle cats." There's LOTS of meaning there. The Lions and Bears were named to go along with the existing baseball teams in town, the Tigers and Cubs. (And the Tigers picked up their nickname organically for the stripey socks they wore.) The New York Titans were named to tweak the Giants, because "Titans are bigger and stronger." They changed to Jets after moving to Shea Stadium, which was near LaGuardia Airport.
The Tennessee version of the Titans was named for Nashville's self-maintained reputation as the "Athens of the South" as reflected in their full-scale Parthenon replica (and it helped that there was a past AFL team named the Titans.)
There's real history behind every name, believe me.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think the problem is that||
I think the problem is that there's enough people in the world who think new is better, regardless of all other considerations. If it's new, it's better than the old one; nothing else matters.
These people are also the most likely to describe anything as "sick."
|1 week 2 days ago||Besides, everyone knows it's||
Besides, everyone knows it's the Mistake ON the Lake.
|1 week 2 days ago||Lions need to remove every||
Lions need to remove every shred of black from the uniform wherever it exists.
|1 week 2 days ago||Brad Johnson, hell. Trent||
Brad Johnson, hell. Trent Dilfer. Makes Marino look like a schmuck, not to mention those 0-fer putzes Fran Tarkenton and Jim Kelly.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's not very hard to believe||
Well gee that's hardly fair, it doesn't sound like something Brandon would ever have done....I dare you to find
|1 week 3 days ago||I like Max because it seems||
I like Max because it seems he'll play like two or three kind of average games in a row where he does some cool shit and some not-at-all cool shit, and then he'll break that streak with a huge explosion of amazing in some random game. I think usually that's called "maddeningly inconsistent" but I can live with it knowing he's asked to do some things usually demanded of much bigger players.