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|1 day 20 hours ago||What if every team had a||
What if every team had a banner they ran out underneath?
|1 day 23 hours ago||If everyone does it and it||
If everyone does it and it changes every time, it's not a tradition.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Right. Ask 100 people where||
Right. Ask 100 people where "Miami University" is located and 90 will say Florida. Thus, Miami of Ohio.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Turkeys are really ugly||
Turkeys are really ugly birds. I always thought a six-foot turkey would actually be pretty frightening, albeit more in the nightmarish medical experiment sense than an imminent-disembowelment sense.
|6 days 22 hours ago||It's not like this is either||
It's not like this is either original or unique. All part and parcel of a college program.
|1 week 1 day ago||PSU's right tackle went to||
PSU's right tackle went to Penn State knowing exactly what was happening to them.
But you're misdirecting your anger. Think of the poor right tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, and their poor fans, who have to suffer because the NFL punished Ray Rice.
|1 week 1 day ago||Here's the question you have||
Here's the question you have to ask: Let's say the incident came to light immediately when it was first discovered by McQueary in 2002. Would Penn State football have gone on exactly as it did? Of course not. Their name would've been dragged through the mud back then. Paterno might've been forced to resign. They certainly wouldn't have been better in the intervening years and almost certainly would've fared worse - and I don't think there's much room for dispute of that. Therefore, yes, this has plenty to do with football.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sanctions should never have||
This is so fucking stupid I don't even know where to begin. Every single fucking time a program is hit with sanctions, they're "levied against innocents" by your definition. Let's never punish a program for anything they do for fear that the poor fucking fans might be wronged. I sure hope Biff in Chi Phi doesn't feel too badly about any sanctions, the poor innocent baby.
|1 week 1 day ago||No, I certainly can't imagine||
No, I certainly can't imagine how a football coach raping people in the football facilities has anything to do with football.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's not like any of them||
It's not like any of them didn't know what they were picking. The outcome of this is that it's better to go to a program with sanctions. They'll schedule you a nice trip to Ireland and you can still go bowling later on!
|1 week 1 day ago||This isn't the time for||
This isn't the time for carrot-and-stick. There should be no carrot for compliance, just a much bigger stick for noncompliance.
I think what we've managed to demonstrate here is that you should do whatever you can to hide the presence of a child molester. You might not even get caught, and if you are, a couple months of bad pub is all you have to put up with and your program can otherwise skate on by.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think it was a good idea||
I think it was a good idea badly executed. Football has run into the problem where you can't keep retiring numbers even though there are clearly deserving players, and it would be crass to just un-retire them all. But now you have a potentially great player like Devin Funchess wearing three different numbers - how would you honor him going forward?
Better would have been just to continue to have the patch, but not make the numbers something you earn - because that precludes the player who earned it from ever making his own mark.
|1 week 4 days ago||Most of those statistics||
Most of those statistics assume something other than an end-of-game situation. Nobody should ever punt on the 30 normally, but this situation is akin to a baseball team up five runs in the ninth and allowing a run to score in exchange for the second out, which they'd never do in the fourth inning. IME a roll-out pooch punt is the play, with a passing option in case the defense foolishly ignores that possibility. Aim the punt for the corner and try and get it out of bounds inside the 10.
|1 week 4 days ago||Michigan and Notre Dame are||
Michigan and Notre Dame are two teams that just seem to fit better in a game. Hard to explain that one. Games like Arkansas will be cool and all, but there's a certain randomness to it that wouldn't ring if you tried to make it into a rivalry. Sort of like how Michigan and Minnesota or Wisconsin feels a hell of a lot more natural than bullshit-ass Rutgers. Playing the Notre Dame game after a couple warmup tosses means the fall is really and truly here.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Roose Bolton is an||
Roose Bolton is an emotionless sourpuss, usurping the North from its rightful owners, and allowing his people to commit heinous acts with no repercussions in sight. You get one guess who that sounds like.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||I get not wanting them||
I get not wanting them anymore but you could at least donate the stuff.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||OK, so, we've established||
OK, so, we've established that the picture was the work of some photoshop dope and isn't a real depiction of anything. Doesn't it still reflect really badly that the design people at adidas basically think "ok, here are your colors, go play with them" and don't have the slightest interest in knowing the history of their subject (unless, of course, they can work in some slogan to be sewn into a jockstrap lining)?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, this is just one person||
Yeah, this is just one person speaking, but I found the SAT yawningly easy compared to the ACT, mainly because of the time limits. The ACT's was way less forgiving and I found myself going "what??" when the proctor said pencils down.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Hm. Either Atwater is||
Hm. Either Atwater is converting old churches into brewpubs at a breakneck pace, or you live awfully damn close to me. And I do love me some Dirty Blonde.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Well, that's pretty much||
Well, that's pretty much entirely the point of the sponsorship.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||I disagree for the simple||
I disagree for the simple reason that the sheer volume of one-offs, "alternates", and inky-dinky little tweaks is overwhelming. Things like a solid gray uniform at Kentucky for no other reason than it's trendy are proof positive that Nike's designers have too much time on their hands.
I miss when you could turn on the TV and immediately know who's playing without having to figure out whether it's BlakkOutzz Nyte at Rutgers, Texas Tech throwbacks, or Oregon trying to pretend they're the Raiders again.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Guessing it's because of||
Guessing it's because of holier-than-thou people who take it upon themselves to determine whether or not someone else is allowed to call themselves a fan.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Starting to get the notion||
Starting to get the notion that much of these changes are due to Nike and adidas employing a lot of people and needing some way to keep them busy.
Nike's "every number font must be different and every uniform must tell a story" thing is awful. The fastest way to make a uniform ugly is to have ugly numbers. The example they gave is Syracuse - the slopey lines in the numbers are at 44 degrees to honor the number 44. But you would never know that unless someone told you, which is to say that Nike is a miserable failure at having the uniform tell the story.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not gonna pile on the OP||
Not gonna pile on the OP here. We all have our breaking points, even if some come sooner than others. Anyone who says they'll watch any game all the time no matter what is lying - period. If ticket prices get too expensive you'll stop going. If the admin pisses you off enough you'll stop supporting them. That's literally everyone here. I bet I could even find a breaking point on Devotee if I thought about it long enough. Totally, completely sympathize if the argument is "this shouldn't be enough to turn you off" but not if speaking in absolutes. Because what right has anyone to complain about anything, if literally nothing pisses you off enough to change your behavior?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm going to miss the game||
I'm going to miss the game because I'm doing other stuff on Saturday. Where do I apply to get my fan card back? Do you want my application in person or is it fine by mail?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Let me go ahead and pile on||
Let me go ahead and pile on the Citrus Bowl, because that was gonna be my entry too. It's a monstrosity of concrete surrounded by a chain link fence. What bathrooms there are, are just concrete-block shacks. The concourse isn't really a concourse, it's just the empty space between the bleachers and the chain link fence, and the upper deck isn't even attached to the lowers, it's just a separate structure looming over top. And the seats pissed me off; they bolted seat bottoms to the bleachers so you couldn't slide half a seat over to get a better view around someone in front of you. (This was at a not-sold-out game.) No seat backs, just uncomfortable seat bottoms. Stupid.
I understand the place is going through a "renovation," which basically involves tearing down the old stadium and building a new one. None too soon.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||There's nothing wrong with||
There's nothing wrong with the stadium. It's the location the Braves don't like. There's some map they produced that says all their paying fans live to the north of the city. It's actually quite a nice venue IME.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I can see where Magnus can||
I can see where Magnus can rub people the wrong way, but I have no choice but to respect his attitude of: this is my opinion on things and if you don't like it I don't really care.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I miss I Only Post GIFs. Or||
I miss I Only Post GIFs. Or whatever that was. For two weeks that was hilarious.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Please tell me you're||
Please tell me you're thinking of nebulous things like social costs and you don't mean that a former CEO has no concept of the idea of costs and contribution margins and such, and thinks that the beer magically appears in the tap. That's the only way that that wouldn't be a really, really dumb comment.