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|14 hours 18 min ago||That's not quite what it||
That's not quite what it looks like. First off it's several years old. Second, from what I've read, it's more of a weird motivational tactic where the Attention NFL Scouts sign would stay there and the coaches would post a list of players who missed a class or were late for a workout or something during the week. The list is much newer looking and hastily typed up. I don't think it actually means "La'El Collins is such a selfish waste of oxygen that Les Miles actually thinks you shouldn't draft him."
|19 hours 20 min ago||Why on earth was the Ramirez||
Why on earth was the Ramirez trade stupid? That was a GREAT move. Get an extra fifth rounder, move back just five spots, and get the best OG in the draft as well as a guy who has tons of starting experience and can play anywhere inside the tackles. Why on earth was that a dumb move???
|19 hours 24 min ago||Yeah, I don't get the hate.||
Yeah, I don't get the hate. Considering Rob Sims is an overpaid putz, moving back in the first round and getting the best OG in the draft is a great move. And Manny Ramirez is a great insurance policy for anywhere on the interior O-line. People demanded a DT but OG was just as big a need.
And anyone who complains wasting a second-round pick on Titus Young and his character issues has no right to bitch about the first two picks here. By all accounts Tomlinson and Abdullah are as high on the character scale as it gets. I don't think RB is a position of much need but it's not like we're stacked, either. This is a solid draft. It's not flashy, but I like it so far.
|1 day 1 hour ago||1. Malcom Brown 2. Laken||
That's a great plan except that all the guys you listed were gone by the time the Lions picked, except for Malcom Brown. Tomlinson would never have fallen to the Lions' 2nd round pick.
|1 day 11 hours ago||OK, Lions. 11 picks left||
OK, Lions. 11 picks left before yours. If La'El Collins is still there at your pick, he better not be there after.
P.S. Would also be happy with Grady Jarrett.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I'd be annoyed about a||
I'd be annoyed about a running back, but pretty much all the guys I wanted out of that pick went off the board already.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Eh, I like Corey Fuller as a||
Eh, I like Corey Fuller as a 3rd WR, and with the three pass-catching TEs they have, that still counts as the weapons they need. Bell and Riddick make two RBs...unless you were going to take Gurley or Gordon, I can't say I'd be big on taking a guy who wouldn't bring much extra to the table.
CB, DT, DE are more pressing needs, and I wouldn't argue against another OL - an insurance-policy OT would be a very solid investment unless you really, really like Cornelius Lucas.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Nice to meet you, Mr. Millen.||
Nice to meet you, Mr. Millen.
|1 day 14 hours ago||If the Lions take any kind of||
If the Lions take any kind of player who handles the ball before the fifth round I will be most upset.
|1 day 18 hours ago||FIFA sucks because there is||
FIFA sucks because there is no oversight. As long as there's no oversight and billions of dollars moving around, it is going to suck. The major pro leagues in the US don't suck because there are laws governing their conduct and because at their core they're essentially a club of 30 or so rich guys whose gravy train relies on mostly upstanding conduct. And even then they look for ways to boost the output of that gravy train even if it makes their product worse.
Of course FIFA can improve. And I can get elected president of the US, technically speaking, once I reach the required age. Now, ask yourself, who is going to make FIFA improve? Who holds their gravy train by the balls to make it happen? Of course the NCAA is better than FIFA - it too is governed by the laws of the US. FIFA is governed by no laws but its own.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Nobody watches golf for the||
Nobody watches golf for the best athletes in the world. They walk around the course and swing a stick. It's like saying I watch Jeopardy for the smartest people in the world when really it's just people who have a particular brain skill. So I'm not sure how the "few thousand people" thing applies (and I'm sure there are more than a couple thousand people growing up playing golf.)
|1 day 19 hours ago||The problem with "imagine how||
The problem with "imagine how it would be without FIFA" is that something has to organize the thing, and given the nature of the event and the money involved, whatever organizes it is just going to be that way, or at best, drift in that direction.
Better would be, "Imagine how it would be if human nature were such that ambitious powerful people weren't also corrupt pieces of shit," which would make a lot of other things better besides just the World Cup.
It's like when people say "I wish the NCAA would just go away." College sports is going to be organized by something, and that something is going to be put together by the same people who run the NCAA.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Gotta be the FIFA World Cup.||
Gotta be the FIFA World Cup. It's not really a six-week tournament every four years. It's really a three-year-long tournament where the whole world gets to play (unless they fall before the arbitrary mercies of FIFA's disciplinary committees.)
Honorable mention goes to March Madness, the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Winter Olympics, the swimming at the Summer Olympics, and the IIHF championships, which have a delightful promotion-relegation system.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Yeah, the protest in question||
Yeah, the protest in question took place in St. Louis or thereabouts, so the Cardinals gear is almost unquestionably the original.
|2 days 22 hours ago||That was one of the single||
That was one of the single best things ESPN ever did. Actually being responsive to fans. It was stunning that they actually did that, but I think they would've been in real danger of losing ratings. I cannot say enough how much I hated the practice of spoiling the pick before it was announced. I don't care what other networks do on Twitter because not looking at Twitter is the easiest thing in the world.
|3 days 12 hours ago||When some asshole parks their||
When some asshole parks their shit in the passing lane and goes the exact same speed as the guy next to them, thus piling up traffic behind them. Fuck people who do this.
And chewing noises. I cannot stand loud chewing.
|3 days 20 hours ago||If you like having no water||
If you like having no water and living on ground that shakes, sure.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Yes, but the fact that||
Yes, but the fact that Stannis Baratheon is one of the people gathered around the table is fantastic.
|4 days 52 min ago||True. In fact there's no way||
True. In fact there's no way to get rid of it at all.
|4 days 3 hours ago||At least three of those||
At least three of those commercials belong on the shit list.
- The hitch up horses one: if Viagra Guy is at an age where he knows how to get shit done, surely he's old enough to have the common sense to drive around the damn mud hole.
- The one where Viagra Guy is driving through the desert and his car overheats, and pouring a bottle of water in the radiator is all it takes to fix it? Bullshit. Most of that water will evaporate before he even turns the ignition key again. A commercial about a smart car guy written by someone who knows fuck-all about cars.
- When Viagra Guy is on a sailboat, the frickin sail is on the wrong frickin side of the boat, and backwinded. Clearly the guy's solution is not to retie his knot, but to find a powerboat to tow him through the water and hope nobody notices. A commercial about a smart sailboat guy written by someone who knows even less than fuck-all about sailboats.
|4 days 3 hours ago||The woman at the beach house||
Pretty sure that woman is Cersei Lannister. Which gives the commercial a certain je ne sais quoi for GoT fans.
|4 days 11 hours ago||How do you hate those||
How do you hate those commercials so much and not even mention Petunia Dursley and her nebbish wanker of a husband, getting caught spying on the neighbors and using binoculars to look at something ten yards away? I do love the little wave the Garcias give, though. "Hey, yeah, we see you staring at us. I'll just give you this neighborly wave to let you know we can totally see you."
Plus that valet appears to be the only one at that party. Didn't he park the damn thing???
|4 days 11 hours ago||Of course you can use a noun||
Of course you can use a noun to describe another noun. SInce when is that a rule? You never said anything like "car door?" "Bedroom window"? "Your phone"? "Cat hair"? And wouldn't you sound silly saying things like "open the bedroom" or "vacuum the cat" when you really mean the window or the hair?
|4 days 11 hours ago||I really, really hate the||
I really, really hate the Infiniti commercial that's supposed to show how the automatic brake thingy can save your children. One vignette shows a guy backing out of a space in a completely empty parking lot and yet he can't see the one car coming down the aisle. His Infiniti saves the day! (Best part: There's no car in front of him! He could just go forward!)
The other has a lady who can't see a big fucking yellow school bus rolling down the road and almost backs into it while her daughters look at her like "mom, you almost got us messily killed!" Then Idiot Mom smiles contentedly in silent thanks to the godsend engineers at Infiniti who gave her the peace of mind she needs to continue driving like an ignorant twitmuffin.
So many commercials basically boil down to "Our customers are idiots! If you're an idiot, you can be one of our customers too!" but this one really takes the cake for putting people behind the wheel who are barely competent to function in society.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Yeah, but when there's a||
Yeah, but when there's a public outcry against the tax-exempt status, and the NFL says, "Ok, we'll drop it," the public doesn't then get to say "oh that's just a crass PR move."
|4 days 15 hours ago||I don't get what your||
I do. His argument is that, because Love touched Olynyk while attempting to free himself from the five-second-long foul Olynyk was committing, everything that happened after is Love's fault.
|4 days 17 hours ago||New question - what type(s)||
The Nissan Cube. I mean you have got to be the world's biggest dumbo-tron to actually want to be seen in a thing like that. It's not a car, it's manifest stupidity on wheels. Driving one says, "Look at meeeeeeeeeeee I'm so artsy and quirky I just have to be looked at!"
|4 days 18 hours ago||Like hell it is. It's||
Like hell it is.
It's originally "soda pop" which makes "pop" the correct short form. Do you call a hot dog a "hot"?
|4 days 19 hours ago||Since you didn't limit it to||
Since you didn't limit it to racing with wheels, the answer would be sailboat racing, being as I can actually participate in it, and spend most of the summer doing just that.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Wings game 7, no doubt about||
Wings game 7, no doubt about it. Baseball is tops for me but the hockey game is bigger. Never had much interest in actually going to either the NFL draft or Kentucky Derby. The draft is much better as background TV than a thing you actually go to.