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|2 days 15 hours ago||Mackinac race this weekend!||
Mackinac race this weekend! I'm pretty damn excited. This'll be my 4th one.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I thought, for sure this is||
I thought, for sure this is going to be a two-way thing. I guess not. What a total waste of money. Apparently they learned nothing from the disastrous re-signing of Samuelsson. Cleary was a useful third-liner, once upon a time.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Copper Bowl was still better,||
Copper Bowl was still better, but in the end I'm not complaining. Except....given the list of things the author of the article felt that Arizona evoked, the Retired People From The Midwest Bowl has a certain ring to it.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Which makes me raise a very||
Which makes me raise a very skeptical eyebrow at Dilfer's comments:
Like hell it is. An infielder doesn't have time to throw, for reasons that should be obvious to anyone who's ever watched one baseball game, and they're taught to be very compact in their motion. It's a quick snap and it's very sidearm, and it totally lacks those "long moving parts." If his delivery starts low as a previous poster mentioned, that makes a lot of sense for an infielder because time spent bringing the glove up high and then bringing the ball up over the shoulder is time wasted.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Plus we don't even know how||
Plus we don't even know how much Schlissel even knows about the sports side of things. Sometimes the eggheads are thoroughly ignorant about that stuff. Wallace Loh at Maryland is the prime example. Schlissel may have things like the 100k streak on his radar or he may be utterly unaware.
|4 days 9 hours ago||So for those saying that||
That is emphatically not true. There's a certain amount of money beyond which you're just gilding the lily, and which won't help those teams anymore. I don't know for sure what it is, but my guess is we've passed that point. You can basically sink money into facilities, coaches, and scholarships, and you can't pour extra money into scholarships. Once you have good, well-paid coaches and gleaming facilities, what's left?
The point that I've been making for a long time now is, we are basically at that point, and there's very little left that's useful for spending money on. And I think that point was backed up by the revelation that the growth of admin salaries in the department is outpacing revenue growth by 2-to-1.
|4 days 9 hours ago||I have never seen a fan base||
They're out there. BC fans couldn't wait for Gene DiFilippo to retire. Debbie Yow has managed to rile two different fanbases. At UVA we not only argue about the AD but we obsess (in a very, very negative way) over the associate AD. Trust me, as much angst as we have over Brandon, UVA fans have U-M fans beat hands down in the obsess-over-the-admin department. (Not surprising, either, considering the presidency kerfuffle.) This is just examples from the ACC where I have half a clue; I would also venture to guess that USC fans have had strong opinions about their leadership, and probably quite a few fanbases had their admin in the crosshairs during the whole realignment business.
At any rate, the main flaw in your argument is that Brian is exaggerating for effect when he says you or I could've done the job; the point, I think, is that so much (or all) of that stuff that you list could be done by a lot of qualified people, many of whom would be better at the stuff we don't like about Brandon.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Sure they would. Either||
Sure they would. Either leave Cleveland once in a while or convince the Yankees and Red Sox to move all their games to where the Indians play.
|4 days 17 hours ago||"Tiger Woods is loved and||
"Tiger Woods is loved and LeBron is hated" isn't too sound of a premise. Lots of people love LeBron and lots of people don't like Tiger. And lots of people don't like either.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Even more nauseating is that||
Even more nauseating is that Cleveland fans will eat it up, completely forgetting the "we've been wronged" act they put on when he left.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Nothing, because no matter||
Nothing, because no matter how hard whats-his-name-the-BTN-guy tried to make that nickname stick, it was dumb from the start.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Being taught to crash the||
Being taught to crash the boards on offense, and to get back on transition defense, are more or less mutually exclusive. They're opposing philosophies.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Shit, dude. I'm really sorry||
Shit, dude. I'm really sorry to read that. Please don't feel like you owe us anything right now.
|6 days 18 hours ago||That wasn't meant to be||
That wasn't meant to be snarky, and I think you missed the point, which was that this was the first (or among the first) article to mention other people besides Brock getting tangible benefit out of Barwis's training. (None of the articles you just linked to did that other than the TED talk.)
|6 days 19 hours ago||Not much that's really news||
Oh? I thought the possibility of Barwis being able to use the methods he learned on Brock to teach other paralysis victims to walk as well was potentially earthshattering. This is something that a lot of people have tried and failed to do.
|6 days 22 hours ago||OSU-MSU-ND. It's never not||
OSU-MSU-ND. It's never not that way.
|1 week 5 days ago||Belgium: A much less||
Belgium: A much less effective buffer zone than France expected.
|1 week 5 days ago||Beyonce.||
Also, who calls Celine Dion just Celine?
|1 week 5 days ago||Happy birthday, eh!||
Happy birthday, eh!
|1 week 5 days ago||With you all the way, but||
With you all the way, but hell, it's the Internet. Why stop at 15 minutes?
|1 week 5 days ago||True fact: When Maryland and||
True fact: When Maryland and Rutgers play Michigan State and Ohio State, I'll be pulling for Sparty and Brutus.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Only one problem with that||
Only one problem with that idea.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Usually it's because the team||
Usually it's because the team doesn't want to sign them yet.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Just don't scratch anyone's||
Just don't scratch anyone's anchor.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||She Doesn't Know. The Other||
She Doesn't Know.
The Other Woman.
(neither of those are exactly original, either, but I like 'em.)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The NHL drafts you once: at||
The NHL drafts you once: at age 18. (There may be rare exceptions to the age, I'm not sure, but you get drafted once and that's it.) The NCAA lets players keep their eligibility until they sign, and their NHL rights stay with the team that drafted them ... I think for four years, and if they don't sign after four, they're a free agent. I think.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yep....in the rare cases||
Yep....in the rare cases where their first or second rounder is a college player (Smith, Abdelkader, Sheahan, Howard off the top of my head) they've spent at least three years in college.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Two sides of the same coin,||
Two sides of the same coin, really.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Take the Soo Locks boat tour.||
Take the Soo Locks boat tour. Did this when I was 11 or so and thought it was really cool. Also, at Tahquamenon Falls you can do canoe or kayak rentals (or, you could back then.)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is worth a couple hours and it has a focus on the state of Michigan.
I'm sure you're planning on seeing the fort while you're at Mackinac, but also there's a museum on Market Street which I totally forget exactly where, but it's there somewhere and it's got some interesting stuff about the island too.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know whether to think||
I don't know whether to think "ok, he wouldn't have been around at 9 when the Pistons picked anyway" or "dammit that was where the Pistons were supposed to pick if not for Cleveland's dumb-ass luck."