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|1 day 8 min ago||If we did it the "correct"||
If we did it the "correct" way, this would be the second season, not the fourth. Marquette was 6-10 in their second season.
There's nothing to blame. You're just being impatient. This was one of the few things DB did right. This isn't DB being DB, because there wasn't a dime to be made doing this. He didn't just throw them into the fire with no input from the program itself. John Paul worked his ass off to build this program and deserved the chance to coach it rather than being tossed aside the moment his work paid off. And I bet the club guys from the first couple seasons wouldn't trade it for anything.
Instead of being impatient and starting to throw things because the team isn't good in its fourth season, a better approach would be to consider this the "real" second season. I'm glad they went about doing it this way. I'd rather they do the right thing by the people who did the work to put this program together. In short, I'm glad they were actually playing instead of waiting two years after the announcement to put the team on the field.
|2 days 11 hours ago||So either DC or one of the||
So either DC or one of the weird states that enjoys fancy words like "commonwealth."
|2 days 13 hours ago||And yet there's one common||
And yet there's one common thread to all the incidents the Royals have been involved in.
|2 days 13 hours ago||That would be odd, if that's||
That would be odd, if that's what he said, but clearly that was "Chuck who?"
|3 days 2 hours ago||This guy Paquette is both the||
This guy Paquette is both the dirtiest and the dumbest SOB in the league.
|3 days 12 hours ago||That's a real bummer for him,||
That's a real bummer for him, especially at his age. But not really for the Tigers.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I'll take Notre Dame back,||
I'll take Notre Dame back, thanks. They may have chickened out of the rivalry but Dave Brandon all but dared them to. Rivalries aren't something you create. IMO the rivalry should have a 2-years-on, 1-year-off cadence.
|5 days 9 hours ago||And you want a Ferrari? I||
And you want a Ferrari? I mean....
"Let's use pictures of neglected rusty old 30-year-old cars to prove that modern ones suck" is a silly strategy.
|5 days 10 hours ago||All the downvotes to you.||
All the downvotes to you. Wagons don't even need to be performance to be awesome. They just need the backward-facing seats.
|6 days 3 hours ago||He was just checking to see||
He was just checking to see if she'd be an effective recruiting aid.
|6 days 8 hours ago||My personal favorite (as||
My personal favorite (as might be guessed from the above) was:
The worst replay trend these days is the super-slo-mo high fives. That just screams "way too much dead air." Broadcasts could cut way down on media timeouts and between-innings time without losing a cent of revenue if they just cut immediately to commercial without all the lame attempts at winning an Emmy and trying to turn a two-second celebration into an EPIC DISPLAY OF EMOTION.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Joe Buck's idea is the||
Joe Buck's idea is the stupidest piece of shit idea known to mankind. If baseball broadcasts started having interviews with the hitter in the hole, I'd watch so much less baseball it's not even funny. I want to watch a fucking baseball game, not a bunch of dipshit interviews or some guy warming up in a batting cage. Coaches' interviews at halftime are already a waste of everyone's time. Batters' interviews would be 10,000 variations on "well I'm just gonna look for my pitch and see what happens."
I'm sick of the media trying to interject themselves into every single goddamn moment that ever takes place. I don't want "access," I want to watch a fucking ballgame and I want the announcers to shut the goddamn hell up for five fucking seconds every now and again. Ernie Harwell knew to shut his piehole every so often and that's part of what made him so unbelievably great and he was on the damn radio. And on the instances I do want to hear what's going on, I want the unscripted version, not some bubbly blonde jagoff asking shitty questions like "tell me how this makes you feel." It's assholes like Joe Buck who think I'm here to watch them that make TV broadcasts insufferable.
|1 week 1 day ago||It did indeed. GM had some||
It did indeed. GM had some really forgettable clunkers during that time. Namely everything with "Geo" on it. And I once had a driving school Chevy Corsica plop its full load of antifreeze onto the parking lot surface after nothing more strenuous than driving range practice.
But when they had a good design, they rode it long and hard and the result was some terrific cars. The design for the 3800 engine went back to the '60s and that Olds wagon was virtually unchanged from 1982, both inside and out. Could you imagine if today they still sold, for example, the 2002 Chevy Malibu? If they'd never put a diesel in the early versions they might've sold millions of those Cutlasses.
|1 week 1 day ago||Because all possible||
Because all possible scenarios, where the NBA keeps its 19-year age limit and the NCAA institutes freshman ineligibility, are bad for the NBA.
Players might bolt for the league after never playing a game in college. Tough to scout them that way.
Or they might skip college and go to Europe, where Brandon Jennings was paid $1 million to, as Jennings himself put it, play D and take open shots. And sometimes not get off the bench at all. Tough to scout them that way, too, and more expensive to boot.
Or they might stay in college two years, which is the best case for the NBA but makes them wait another year to draft a player they would've had a year ago.....but if they have to wait two years, surely they'd prefer the players be playing during both of them.
The NBA put a lot of political capital into that rule during CBA negotiations, because having high school players enter the draft and then bomb and/or take years to develop was hurting the league. It's tough for them to babysit a guy fresh out of high school. Just that one transition year in college is big for one's maturity. It might seem like they have other fish to fry, but that rule is important to them. The NCAA would prefer to either lose the rule or make it two years so they don't look like a stopover.
|1 week 1 day ago||For some reason he went back||
For some reason he went back to the dugout to find out if it was worth reviewing. Dumb decision. Waiting for your coaches to bust out the DVR is a 3rd-inning move, not a 9th-inning move.
|1 week 1 day ago||Those cars were great for new||
Those cars were great for new drivers to have, but they were not great for new drivers to learn on and then drive something else. The street cars in my driving school were all Cutlass Cieras, something like '92 or '93. They had gas pedals that you really had to mash down to make the car move. So of course, the first time driving something different, mash down the gas pedal was exactly what I did. Mom's minivan never moved so damn quick.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is not actually my old||
This is not actually my old car, but it's the spitting image right down to the color and the wheels. Bigger inside than it looks on the outside. Hauled all my worldly possessions to and from college with room to spare. Roof rack, useful for getting my "new" couch from the Salvation Army to my house. And those old GM V6's were incredibly underrated. With cruise control on the whole time and a decent downhill stretch, I could coax 30 mpg out of this thing. More normal conditions, 25 or 26. Six years of ownership between 60 and 110K miles and the only thing that ever went wrong was a seized-up serpentine belt tensioner, a $30 fix. I'm convinced the car would disintegrate before the engine stopped running.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm not convinced this isn't||
I'm not convinced this isn't a ploy - an awkward one, but a ploy nonetheless - to try and get the NBA to move the 19-year-old age limit one way or the other.
|1 week 2 days ago||We definitely haven't gone||
We definitely haven't gone through two head coaches and lost a whole bunch of bowl games and missed some others and driven out one head coach with infighting and fake newspaper stories and had another head coach put a concussed player on the field and had to give away free tickets to keep the 100,000 streak going because the AD was a soulless corporate buffoon remaking the program in his own image until he was torch-and-pitchforked out of town. Nope, nothing like that.
|1 week 2 days ago||I wish I could ever find the||
I wish I could ever find the one from 2002 where Pav passed the puck to himself off a defender's skate, then through the guy's legs to a teammate crashing the net who finished off the play with a goal. I watched that happen and immediately got up and offered a 2nd-round pick for Datsyuk in the keeper fantasy hockey league I'm in. Pavel's still on my team.
|1 week 3 days ago||That is not the Dave||
That is not the Dave Brandon-approved M. This place is just going to shit without his leadership.
|1 week 4 days ago||Truthfully, the idea isn't||
Truthfully, the idea isn't even good. If the technology for solar roadways becomes cheaper, it's safe to assume regular solar cells are also becoming cheaper. A solar roadway cell will always be more expensive than an ordinary one because of the engineering required to make it durable enough to handle traffic, whether it's semi trucks or just bicycles. So you have both a more expensive road (which requires total replacement instead of just patching any time it needs repair) and a more expensive solar cell.
Solar roads are basically the wrong answer to a question nobody asked. Opportunity costs make them a really horrible, wasteful idea.
|1 week 4 days ago||Why install a solar-roadway||
Why install a solar-roadway parking lot, though? Why not just cover a parking lot with carports that have solar cells on top? It would be cheaper to install, cheaper to maintain, it wouldn't reduce the generaion capacity if cars actually use the lot, and it wouldn't be susceptible to the freeze-thaw cycle. It makes literally no sense to install solar panels in the parking lot roadway itself.
A solar road is one of the most utterly pointless ideas ever hatched. The idea has been thoroughly fisked in a couple articles that are floating around out there.
|1 week 4 days ago||Other actual lawyers have||
Other actual lawyers have covered this premeditation thing, but I thought I'd also add that when you drive someone to an isolated location where nobody else is around, and you kill them there, premeditation is very easy to establish.
|1 week 4 days ago||Anyone who says football||
Anyone who says football would be safer without helmets is forgetting how many people died playing football before them. Literally about a dozen players a year, just in college, to say nothing of high school players. Football at the turn of the 20th century was literally killing people left and right. Sometimes multiple players died on the same day. All sorts of nasty brain injuries which sometimes saw players extracting themselves from a pile-up only to find a dead guy on the bottom.
|1 week 5 days ago||They do indeed, but Maryland||
They do indeed, but Maryland asshattery isn't limited to rivals. My brother's a Purdue grad, so some years ago we went to a Purdue-Maryland bowl game, and even in Purdue gear we got the full Maryland-fan experience. Best part was probably the 50-something alums sitting near us who spoke in purposely loud passive-aggressive tones to each other - and kept looking our way to see if we noticed - about what a worthless place Purdue must be.
I'm curious to see what the Michigan-fan experience will be this fall. Not good, I predict. Maryland had the same burn-all-the-couches reputation in the ACC that Sparty has in the B1G. My cousin is a Duke alum and once I saw some of the cheer guidelines they pass out at Cameron. Inside info on opposing players to taunt them with, that kind of thing. At the bottom there's a reminder - "NO PROFANITY - WE ARE NOT MARYLAND."
|1 week 5 days ago||I mean, on the other hand,||
I mean, on the other hand, the Lions didn't hire a GM who had "destroyed an entire league" on his resume.
|1 week 5 days ago||They filled his house with||
They filled his house with popcorn because they couldn't fill his car with popcorn, which is normally what they do.
|1 week 5 days ago||You can't see it from that||
You can't see it from that angle, but the near side has a bit of an overhang.
|1 week 5 days ago||The Lions aren't really that||
The Lions aren't really that bad of an organization. Really all they do is lose. Other clubs treat their fans much worse and make much dumber moves. Off-field stuff has to count too. Gotta put the Browns below them. The Marlins, no doubt. The Knicks for sure. The Maple Leafs. The 49ers are certainly on their way. Lions might be in the bottom third, but there are some really badly-run teams out there that let the Lions off the hook.