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|2 weeks 3 days ago||I think it would only matter||
I think it would only matter to the player if the team made it to a bowl game after the end of the semester/trimester in question.
I do believe that if he leaves and he is ineligible, that it negatively affects the program's APR score.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I wondered about this as||
I wondered about this as well.
If McDowell was an interesting target and if he fell a couple of spots to your team's spot, why not give some negative press if you are very confident that the reporter in question will keep his end of the confidentiality bargain.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||They did absolutely quit in||
They did absolutely quit in the bowl in RR's last year. That's undeniable. This wasn't a comment of RR versus Hoke, this was an example of a Michigan team that quit during a challenging season. It happens when teams fail to live up to their expectations.
But there were a number of games in the last Hoke season that were a complete lack of effort -- ND, MSU, Rutgers, Maryland to name four off of the top of my head.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe he doesn't want to play||
Maybe he doesn't want to play for the Browns.
This could be a more subtle approach to managing who selects you than Eli Manning, John Elway or Bo Jackson took.
I wouldn't say it is wise to move down, but without know what teams for which he bombed the interview, we don't have the entire picture.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agree with the first line.||
Agree with the first line.
We wanted him and recruited him hard. Let's not somehow claim that we don't recruit that type of player.
And regarding players quitting, I think that the late days of the Brady Hoke regime saw Michigan players "quitting" (no longer putting forth maximal effort) in huge numbers.
Disappointing seasons bring out the worst in players. This is true at the youth level and the college level.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||So the use of the phrase was||
So the use of the phrase was to be ironic.
I thought the little gangster was rather cute / adorable.
I'm failing to see the irony.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Certainly: A signal of the||
Certainly: A signal of the decline of the American public school system.
Possibly: Totally Adorable -- I'm way too old to translate hipster to get off my lawn (english)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||A "bust" is entirely relative||
A "bust" is entirely relative to expecations.
I don't think its possible for a player to be a bust if drafted in the 3rd or 4th round or later. Given that sort of draft position, it is obvious expectations are low.
A #3 pick has much higher expectations. Ryan Leaf had 4 years on NFL rosters and 2 more on practice squads. But he's one of the biggest busts of all time because he went #2.
I think a WR taken in the top 3 has very lofty expectations.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Working from memory: The||
Working from memory:
The first two busts that came to mind are Terrell and Braylon.
Desmond didn't exactly perform to expectations.
How many running backs disappointed? I can't recall where Jamie Morris was drafted, but his NFL career didn't match up to his Michigan career.
Anthony Thomas won Offensive Rookie of the year as I recall, but I'm not sure he did much after that.
The QBs all seemed to have careers that matched where they were selected.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think that it is just that||
I think that it is just that particular photo.
This photo from Sneakernews makes it look rather neutral.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Balistic flight of the||
Balistic flight of the ball
Spin of the ball affecting flight path (not sure how this is testable)
Point of contact between bat and ball and how it affects trajectory of the ball
Distance balls travel based upon temperature or humidity
|4 weeks 2 days ago||He went straight to law||
He went straight to law school after undergrad. Then he became an agent after law school.
He was a regular at the IM Building on Friday afternoons. He was ridiculous for a guy playing pick up games at a rec building.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Boozer is the one that I||
Boozer is the one that I remember as well. In particular, they pulled something off that got Boozer free agency earier from Cleveland and he moved to Utah and got a big salary bump.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Another idiot moment on a||
Another idiot moment on a Friday:
"(we lost a lot of kegs to RAs the second semester of freshman year)"
|5 weeks 6 days ago||That dude is confusing||
That dude is confusing "Jasper wanted to save me" with "Jasper wanted to eat me."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Go the house route. She and||
Go the house route. She and 4-6 of her close friends should rent a house and enjoy the hell out of the best part of the college experience.
We had dozens of BBQs and parties that I don't think would have been feasible in either an apartment or dorm (we lost a lot of kegs to RAs the second semester of senior year). These are the times that I cherish from my college experience.
I don't see how apartments are much different from the dorm experience. Don't get me wrong, the dorms were a great way to meet a lot of people freshman year and my circle of friends still revolves around that group of guys from over 25 years back, but the general lack of freedom in the dorms (and probably in the high rise apartments) put a damper on a lot of the social aspect.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||What is even more amazing is||
What is even more amazing is that the number of people who are coming into this thread since the satire item was added to the title and getting all out of joint.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||-1 Is the rush to publish||
Is the rush to publish something on here first so urgent that one can't figure out its satire before rushing to conclusions?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly. It appears to be a||
Exactly. It appears to be a college focused version of the Onion.
Here's one article about Calipari titled "Kentucky Basketball Coach To Retire To Whimper And Cry Full Time After Loss To Kansas" (http://theblacksheeponline.com/kansas/kentucky-basketball-coach-retire-w...)
Or this one about the Chinese New Year:"PC Student Wants To Rename Chinese New Year “Asian American New Year" (http://theblacksheeponline.com/kansas/pc-student-wants-rename-chinese-ne...) [Sadly, I could see this one being plausible from the title]
|7 weeks 3 days ago||This is satire. Look at any||
This is satire. Look at any of the other headlines on the site. Including one about Calipari retiring to cry after losing to Kansas.
do you believe everything you read?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hawk is horrible. George||
Hawk is horrible. George Blah-Blah is as bad. And that was before I learned he was the voice of Sparty football.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I can't recall Costas before||
I can't recall Costas before he became TV's Mitch Albom, but he's so bad now.
I feel bad saying this, but I was really happy when he got pink eye during the olympics a few years ago and missed a couple of days.
can't stand that guy.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Madden deserves more love||
Madden deserves more love than he is getting.
By the end he was a caricature of himself, but he was the first one to explain the nuances of the game and what players were trying to accomplish on a given play to the audience. He did more to educate the audience about the game than anyone before him and most after him.
He may not be Rushmore-worthy, but should have been mentioned sooner.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||"Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully,||
"Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully, Jack Brickhouse and Jack Buck: My baseball radio Mount Rushmore. Makes me wish I was a kid on a porch swing on a summer night with the radio on."
I think that the reason baseball was knocked from the top rung of American sports by football was that baseball is the perfect sport for the radio. And your Rushmore of baseball announcers were amazing story tellers. The relatively slow pace (ok, really slow pace) of baseball lent itself to having stories woven into the game. And when you went to a game as a kid, getting to see what you had been imagining / visualizing made it so much more impactful.
The advent of TV killed that aspect of baseball and made sports with more action better suited for TV.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The first three are no||
The first three are no brainers, but the fourth one was a no brainer.
Harry was fun, but he was... not good.
But we should all get to live like Harry for a little while. I don't think anyone has had as much fun.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hello Heisman!||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Truth. Bettman is the||
Truth. Bettman is the absolute worst.
|9 weeks 21 hours ago||Totally agree with you on||
Totally agree with you on Holland and the poor performance of the GM function for the Wings.
I was specifically refering to any ability of the owner to spend-to-win. It seems that the strike around the collective bargaining agreement was specifically designed to eliminate that practice -- probably specifically targeting the Wings and Avs at the time.
One way an owner could spend to win is paying whatever break-up fee Yzerman has in his contract with Tampa Bay.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not terribly familiar||
I'm not terribly familiar with the workings of the NHL salary cap, but how much can an owner actually go out of pocket to spend on players?
I assume that the willing owner could pay for ancillary benefits (better locker room amenities and the like -- similar to the arms race in college football and basketball), but what can be done to overcome the salary cap?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||The ability to only play two||
The ability to only play two years is really telling. The other thing is that an elite RB should look at the OL up front the following fall, not a rebuilding project because that RB only has 3 years at the school.