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|6 hours 10 min ago||Gotta admit I'm still worried||
Gotta admit I'm still worried because it's not like the Wings have been dominant, nor have the Hawks played especially badly (not real disciplined, but not bad either.) But on the other hand I remember how incredibly frustrating it was when the Wings were in their shoes and guys like Kiprusoff and JS Giguere were standing on their head. You feel like you'll never see another goal again. We'll see if Howie can bring it home.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Agreed. Just like you don't||
Agreed. Just like you don't bunt to break up a no-hitter, you don't do that either.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Well, a CG shutout ain't the||
Well, a CG shutout ain't the worst thing ever. Gordie has some 'splainin to do though.
|1 day 4 hours ago||That last swing was a great||
That last swing was a great reason to let Avila sort himself out for a week or so in Toledo. Bryan Holaday is hitting .293 down there, so we have an available replacement.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I was gonna start a Drinkin'||
I was gonna start a Drinkin' All Day thread - it's definitely that kind of day as I have some chicken marinating since this morning waiting for the grill and some homework to do at a very leisurely pace. Which in turn has led me to take note of my alcohol stores and count up four bottles of Oberon and two near-empty bottles, one of Glenfiddich and one Sailor Jerry's. I will not need a personal stock tomorrow as it's a race day (sailing) and that means Other People's Beer. I'm thinking therefore that most of what I have left needs to disappear today so I have an excuse to replenish the supplies this weekend. Which leaves me with only one question: Which should I pour myself to kick-start the day: the scotch or the rum?
|1 day 15 hours ago||You have the draft rules||
You have the draft rules correct.
I would merely add, however, that stars in the B1G =/= stars in power conferences, and they tend to get passed over at higher rates than guys elsewhere, so Michigan can generally expect to keep more of its rising seniors than say a Florida State or Texas or LSU.
|2 days 15 hours ago||That's OK, Tacopants never||
That's OK, Tacopants never catches anything anyways. Worst hands ever.
|3 days 8 hours ago||No, the Saints coaches||
No, the Saints coaches explicitly said, "here's money for putting that guy on a cart" or knocking him out of the game. There were other incentives too, but that was the bounty issue. It wasn't just "hit that guy really hard." It was "ruin his livelihood, and here's cash for doing so."
|3 days 10 hours ago||A lineman-only 7-on-7 flag||
A lineman-only 7-on-7 flag football game would be absolutely tremendous. I would watch that.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Yes to this and the below.||
Yes to this and the below. Incentive =/= bounty. The NFL had every right to levy punishment for bounties, which are payments for actually injuring someone. How that ever got confused with incentives for getting a sack, and then players and fans complaining that the NFL had no business punishing people on that basis, is beyond me.
|3 days 12 hours ago||AGGGHHH FAZED NOT PHASED||
AGGGHHH FAZED NOT PHASED
|3 days 15 hours ago||Is there any possible||
Is there any possible stronger indictment of the fashion design industry than the fact that it's forever being used by rappers and folks like Plaxico Burress to expand their personal brands, and that they're usually successful in doing so?
|3 days 15 hours ago||See, this is the problem||
See, this is the problem here. Poor Jay Harris had no such mentor to pass him sage advice like that. If only someone had gotten him in touch with the Coner. Guess that's the Michigan Difference.
|4 days 58 min ago||Listen, it's fun hating Ohio||
Listen, it's fun hating Ohio State, but if you can't recognize that Michigan draws a sizable portion of its brand, value, and ineffable Michigan-ness from Ohio State, and vice versa, then you gotta grow up a bit and smell the coffee.
|4 days 1 hour ago||The biggest naval base in the||
The biggest naval base in the world is in Virginia. Control that and you control the entire Atlantic.
|4 days 7 hours ago||And if he weren't filming on||
And if he weren't filming on the mean streets of middle-class suburbia after borrowing Mom's Saab.
|4 days 7 hours ago||This is why "follow your||
This is why "follow your passion" isn't always good advice. Because sometimes you really suck at your passion.
|4 days 9 hours ago||The way I put it on my blog a||
The way I put it on my blog a little while back was similar; it doesn't have to necessarily be a bridge to the south, but what it does for the B1G is keep the eastward avenues open whether it be north or south. Remember there was a Delany quote, and Barry Alvarez too, obliquely referencing a need to keep Penn State happy. (Delany talked about Rutgers and Maryland "solidifying the expansion we've done in the past," and obviously wasn't referencing Nebraska.)
A little fear that PSU might have been quietly mulling departure (more than likely, to the ACC) is understandably disquieting for the B1G. However unlikely it ever was, it would've blocked the B1G from ever accessing the eastern seaboard if the ACC had PSU, Pitt, Cuse, Maryland, and BC. Rutgers and UConn wouldn't have been B1G options. Now the B1G can, if it ever wants to, explore all up and down the coast.
On a totally separate note, recruiting in NJ and MD is nice, but the presidents don't give a shit.
|4 days 9 hours ago||"Over 60,000" is no doubt the||
"Over 60,000" is no doubt the paid attendance; I went to the Purdue-CMU game and while it was very well-attended, it didn't put more than about 45,000 butts in the seats. And that had a lot more to do with CMU than a Big Ten team. At least two Chip fans for every Boilermaker.
|5 days 3 hours ago||"Hip" is definitely a word||
"Hip" is definitely a word used by people that aren't.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Using what, Google Mars?||
Using what, Google Mars?
|5 days 10 hours ago||I don't deny it. Twice the||
I don't deny it. Twice the teams is more than twice the fun, though.
|5 days 12 hours ago||I think you're selling UVA||
I think you're selling UVA short. Truthfully I will be shocked if he doesn't go there. UVA's attractive for the reasons you mentioned but they've also done a great job selling Brown on what they offer in his chosen field of study, and he's dead serious about that aspect of his recruitment.
P.S. His mom died six years ago, so I have to really question how plugged in you are, or if perhaps you're mixing up Brown with someone else.
|5 days 12 hours ago||They've obviously made an||
They've obviously made an executive decision to give Old Lady Tyrell a much larger role in the show than the book. I can't say enough how much I approve of this.
|5 days 13 hours ago||She's such a Lannister in||
She's such a Lannister in that regard, and has a very minimal brain-to-mouth filter. I love it.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Interesting theory, the crows||
Interesting theory, the crows as sort of avatars of the old gods. I had never really considered that. I always just figured that crows always hang around dead things (in the ASOIAF world) and wights are dead things. But the way you put that is interesting.
I find it ironic, though, that of all the various gods floating around Westeros and elsewhere, it seems to me the only gods that never do squat for anyone are the Seven. I can't recall any time in which they've proven themselves useful to those that rely on them.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Also, next week they are off||
I am really looking forward to reading this thread at that time.
|6 days 2 hours ago||LOL you walked Miggy to get||
LOL you walked Miggy to get to Prince and it worked exactly as ought to be expected LOL
|1 week 1 day ago||A commercial I hate, as real||
A commercial I hate, as real refs would say, thanks for your input kid, now inbound the ball already. It's not like they can change the call.
|1 week 1 day ago||But only a fun exercise.||
But only a fun exercise. We're pretty much locked in at five now; 4x16 was never more than a figment of many imaginations.