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|1 day 6 hours ago||I don't follow this logic at||
I don't follow this logic at all. The bureaucracy on its own can hose rich people, but it takes an executive to screw over poor people?
|1 day 7 hours ago||he signed off on the switch||
This is sort of like saying if the governor decides to build a highway somewhere and construction workers die as a result of safety shortcuts, the governor is criminally culpable.
People in charge have the right to expect that the people working for them will follow the established procedures. Had they been, Flint wouldn't have had these problems.
The bureaucracy is very often a completely unaccountable entity, as almost anyone knows who's run afoul of it. It's rare and refreshing to see the bureaucracy that screwed up be held accountable for it - it's what should've happened in the VA scandal too.
|1 day 12 hours ago||We already did that||
We already did that, but everyone wore number 1000 and it was confusing.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Needz moar glitter tho.||
Needz moar glitter tho.
|1 day 14 hours ago||There really is no instance,||
There really is no instance, ever, where a flat-billed hat looks good.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Nike originated that logo to||
Nike originated that logo to sell basketball shoes to basketball players. I think the analogy is better stated as if the school decided to replace the block M on its athletic uniforms with the official school seal. Academic logo, academic uses; athletic logo, athletic uses.
|1 day 14 hours ago||It's a picture of a guy||
It's a picture of a guy playing basketball. And I don't think it looks very good.
|1 day 15 hours ago||"Gracious" isn't a word||
"Gracious" isn't a word usually used to describe Michael Jordan. Much of what you've said is true and all good things, but not the "gracious" part. Maybe more so of late, but not at all during his playing days.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Eh - a basketball logo just||
Eh - a basketball logo just looks wrong on a football jersey.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Title IX isn't a real issue.||
Yes, but you're talking as if the scholarship decisions are made by the same people in a coordinated effort. If football teams suddenly jack up the number of scholarships they give out, the school's Title IX metrics will be thrown out of whack, and it's not the football coach's job to care about what a scholarship costs.
That said, scholarship limits are important because the recruiting environment is already set up in favor of the coaches being able to manipulate and deceive recruits. Yes, recruits are sometimes not honest, and they decommit all the time and coaches have to live with that, but overall it's still coaches who control the message. Anything that tilts the recruiting game further toward giving coaches more tools to sell recruits a lemon is a bad idea.
|2 days 11 hours ago||All the ones Brian linked at||
All the ones Brian linked at the top.
|2 days 13 hours ago||#2 is 100% sensible. I hate||
#2 is 100% sensible. I hate that you can basically get a free shot at someone after a TD because special teams coaches are too chickenshit to run an onsides kick and would prefer to just belt the ball into the fourth row.
The actual change I would make though is for coaches to grow a pair and onsides kick from the 50 when they get the chance. If you don't get the ball it's like a 15-yard swing, from the 25 to about the 40. Surprise onsides kicks work like 60% of the time. Even a non-surprise onsides kick works 10-20% of the time. Would coaches trade 15 yards for a 20% chance at another possession? Shit yeah they would, or they should, so not onside-kicking in that situation pisses me right off. Second only to the inordinate number of wide-sweep plays to the short side of the field.
Since coaches don't do anything scary, I'll take the point for kicking a field goal on a touchdown. That'd be cool too.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Somebody is going to choose||
Somebody is going to choose "daughter's cell phone" so that should be pretty good right there.
|1 week 3 hours ago||I love that the fight resumed||
I love that the fight resumed over who was going to pay for the beer.
|1 week 13 hours ago||There are now tiny little||
There are now tiny little serifs on the top of the A. Can't BELIEVE you wouldn't notice that.
|1 week 1 day ago||It is so hot that I'm||
It is so hot that I'm considering the $100 spent on the home warranty deductible to fix the A/C the best money spent all year.
85 degrees is my official melting point.
|1 week 1 day ago||It makes sense that Texas||
It makes sense that Texas would demand a trip to Chicago, or the East Coast, or whatever. I recall the rumors that swirled around a potential Pac-16, which would've moved most of the Big 12's Texas schools (sorry, Baylor), the Oklahoma schools, and Colorado over to the then-Pac-10. The Pac-10 loved the idea of adding the Arizona contingent to that group as a division and then putting the old Pac-8 in another division. Texas demanded they totally bugger up the divisions so as to give them a trip to LA every season, and that among other examples of Texas arrogance scuttled the whole deal.
That's how the story went, anyway. This is why I consider it beyond stupid to even want Texas anywhere near the Big Ten. I doubt they'd come, anyway, the B1G isn't likely to tolerate the LHN and Texas isn't likely to give it up.
|1 week 2 days ago||That being essentially the||
That being essentially the case, it seems to me that taking a political stand only when convenient is far worse and more hypocritical than to just stay out of it entirely. All it says is that even their so-called principles are just business decisions as well, wrapped up in a facade of social correctness. Kind of like the NFL and their pinkwashing.
Lying about having principles is one hell of an irony. Sports leagues are in general pretty bad at political causes because the entire foundation that holds them together is based on the idea of forgetting about the outside world. Even Branch Rickey was plain about the fact that Jackie Robinson needed to be a damn good ballplayer and that integration was partly about losing a ton of talent to other leagues.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Big victory for Goodell, but||
Outside of Michigan fans and Patriot fans, I think you'd be surprised how many people think the NFL is totally off its nut, and are rooting for them anyway. Such is the hatred for the Patriots and their fans who are widely perceived to be both insufferably smug and incessantly whiny at the same time.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||NTTAWWT||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If the minute expires and the||
If the minute expires and the play is going on with no stoppage, can he just jump into the game? There's no provision for that in basketball, so that minute will likely last quite a bit longer. Remember, basketball doesn't consider a basket a stoppage.
Still don't really like it, because with substitutions and all, you could go a lot of fouls before a "power play." Still too much opportunity for goonery, IMO.
Unless you meant three team fouls, in which case half the game will be spent with one team or the other down a man. Or both teams down a man. Combine that with the inability to come in without a stoppage, and keeping track of that would make fans go insane.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Small correction: it assumes||
Small correction: it assumes the 8th-place teams have similar records.
Point still stands. May even be exaggerated, the 8th-place team in the East is sometimes a ways under .500. That said, a really bad team in a good conference needs the help more than a really bad team in a bad conference.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A ten-point lead, then. Two||
A ten-point lead, then. Two scores, the same as five points. I think his point his still valid that way.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||No, but we can say they||
No, but we can say they played better up to that point, and at any rate, if the shot clock isn't turned off, the team with 75 is still playing legit defense, not fouling.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think it'd be awfully hard||
I think it'd be awfully hard to be really bad in the first few months and then start being good later. That's a strange and very difficult balancing act.
On the second point, the players know the vacation is coming....but they also know they're playing for their jobs and contracts. They don't need the ping pong ball to have an incentive. The incentive is that some young guy is coming in, probably a pretty good one, and they don't want to be the guy that gets replaced. The Sixers as an organization may be tanking, but the Sixers' players aren't.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's a great way to ensure||
That's a great way to ensure massive goonery. The only reason players contest layups instead of whacking the shooter is because they'll foul out. Take away the fear of fouling out and zero layups will be shot - everyone would rather take their chances at the FT line.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||#9 is dumb as written unless||
That's a feature, not a bug.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Bill Simmons still has the||
Bill Simmons still has the best-ever solution to tanking: Have a lottery in which you get one ball for every game you win after being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. So a team like the Sixers would get to rack up balls since, like, January, but still would have maybe three.
The #1 thing that needs to happen with basketball, though, is to ever call traveling. Players literally cradle the ball on their hip and run with it. Like, three steps. Referees just pretend it doesn't happen even though it's the exact actual situation James Naismith wanted to prevent, because it "makes the game more exciting." Actually call traveling when a player is moving with the ball held in the arm like a football.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Had a tire come bouncing at||
Had a tire come bouncing at me at 70 mph on the freeway once. That is, I'm going 70 and the tire is probably doing 70 the other way. Car on the right and concrete on the left, nothing to do but hit the brakes and luckily it bounced off to the side.
Fell out of a raft while whitewater rafting and came up underneath the raft. I swam toward the edge of the raft expecting to come up and.....there's another raft jammed next to it. Fully expected to drown right there, but luckily the rafts pulled apart right then.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||As always, Sparty gonna||
As always, Sparty gonna spart.