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|5 hours 23 min ago||Well yeah||
This isn't the problem. MOST NFL athletes stay out of trouble. They're mostly good guys.
The problem is that the NFL has been doing its level best to pretend as if they're all good guys.
|1 day 23 hours ago||There needs to be a meme for this||
Just for mgousers. Captions:
BEEN A MEMBER SEVERAL YEARS
STILL CREATES STUPID THREADS
|3 days 1 hour ago||Strong points||
The matchup between Clark and that left tackle should be interesting.
Henry could have a big day, given that the right side of that line is the weaker part.
I almost want Lewis following Anderson around, even though we don't play defense like that.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Eh||
This actually makes me feel a bit better. It seems that the defenses are somewhat comparable, and nebraska is not good on defense.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Ugh||
Opinions of mine:
-Dantonio is full of shit. He knows full well that the media cares more about what he says than what he actually does (e.g. "Dean of Discipline"). He'll drop 70 on some high school team and the broadcasters will slob on his knob for not dropping 80.
-There are no words to describe the feelings towards Penn State fans.
-Julie Hermann is clearly better at apologizing for other people than apologizing for herself.
|4 days 5 hours ago||You've been rather trolly recently||
Have you just given up?
To answer your question, the NFL does a lot of stupid shit with "player safety" as the listed reason. Only a small chunk of it has anything to do with player safety.
|4 days 6 hours ago||whut||
When have we EVER faked a punt under Hoke?
Field goals, yes.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Sort of...||
The rugby-style punt was deployed earlier than most other teams, and it went very poorly against Iowa, but that's because the play design was poor.
|4 days 6 hours ago||/facedesk||
I feel we're extremely lucky to have people like Chesson and Norfleet who burn their blockers badly enough to paste the return guy. They're often the only dudes downfield at that point.
This is also exactly how you get Ace Sanders'd in a bowl game. I know people have a million excuses for why Hoke does bloody-minded dinosaur crap like this, but I don't care...this is stupid.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Stories like this are great||
We have a user here, Logan88, who is "no longer a Michigan fan."
How does that even happen? We hear tales of the opposite fairly regularly, but wtf?
|5 days 2 hours ago||Huh||
Steele be trollin'.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Nice knowing you||
Actually, I lied. It was pretty shitty.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Wow||
I am extremely tempted to neg you on sight for as long as you have that stupid signature.
|6 days 2 hours ago||But at four years||
we merely neg every bit of your activity on that day.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Fuck off||
You racist fuck.
Gandalf can fuck off, too.
|1 week 1 day ago||...||
|1 week 1 day ago||Correct||
Maybe there was some hidden snark, but the NCAA pulls this shit all the time where they put on a superficial appearance of being hardasses, but then they let schools and conferences handle shit like this "behind closed doors" and act like there's nothing to see here.
EDIT: Never mind. Apparently threatening the NCAA is effective, for some reason.
|1 week 1 day ago||This||
For the record, I don't think Rippetoe actually neglects mobility, but I do think that Practical Programming spends more time on it because of Glenn Pendlay's input.
Last Friday, I struggled to do my squat sets with a weight I should be able to handle with little difficulty. I felt terrible and every rep was a grind. It was because my hip carriage was stiff and sore from doing squats and deadlifts while having a desk job and not doing proper recovery.
I spent the weekend not lifting and doing a different hip mobility routine, both morning and night.
This past Monday, I set a squat PR. Three days after a horrible, regressive workout. It's utterly astounding how much stronger your body is when you're not fighting yourself.
|1 week 1 day ago||*sigh*||
Stop gambling, then. Do useful things with your money instead.
|1 week 1 day ago||That all sounds very reasonable||
This is also one of those times where I wish we had a PM system. I live in CT and I'd be interested in paying a facility like yours a visit, depending on the specifics.
|1 week 1 day ago||...||
Sounds like you started strong with your lifts when you began Crossfit, meaning you already knew what you were doing.
I don't think "efficient" is the right word to describe crossfit at all, but most people find the other two to be accurate. If your goals concern the powerlifting movements, a true strength program is several times more effiicient.
I'm pretty up in arms about Crossfit, and it's because it could have been a great thing. They made a shitload of bad choices as popularity rose and continue to do so. Shame.
|1 week 2 days ago||That's part of it||
But if you took another kid, maybe a non-athlete and put them through your same routine, it's likely they wouldn't achieve a 4.5 40 or be able to dunk. You clearly have a high explosive potential.
I think that's the point Rippetoe should have made and maybe the one he tried to make.
On another note, what kinds of jump exercises did you use? Depth jumps? Weighted jumps? Whatever you did, it sounds like it worked.
|1 week 2 days ago||Good links and stuff||
I generally take anything Simmons says with a grain of salt, as the Westside guys are equipped lifters (as opposed to raw) and shamelessly and publicly 'roided out of their minds, but I think on a conceptual level, he has a point.
I like that Cressey video.
|1 week 2 days ago||You're spot on||
I went away from all the bro stuff and latched onto a Starting Strength-type program about a year ago. It's mostly squats, deads, bench, and overhead press with a few heavy assistance movements.
I'm up 18 pounds (and it's not like I was unfamiliar with weights) and it's unreal how much my numbers have gone up. None of my workouts last longer than an hour and fifteen minutes, and they're only that long due to rest time.
|1 week 2 days ago||Huh||
There weren't nearly as many minuses as I would expect for 0 points.
Magnus was right about this game...a large part of it was missed FGs and weird coincidence. This wasn't a "tire fire curb-stomping" shutout. This was "derpiness at the wrong time every time" shutout.
I don't know what you do about the backs. Green made a couple of horrific reads, then Smith came in and did the same damn thing. They both blew protections. Then we went away from the running game.
Gardner looked pretty sharp (the "almosts" were heartbreaking, but not the worst thing ever) until he decided to try to win the game himself. That seems to be who he is, so we'll be fine if he can get some help.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm on board||
This opening sentence:
is the dumbest thing I've heard in a while.
I'm also in agreement with you on Crossfit and I'm even more bearish on it. Granted, I'm just some dude.
|1 week 2 days ago||*wince*||
Rippetoe isn't really a "crossfit guy." He linked up with Crossfit to renew his popularity recently. This is probably better for Crossfit than Rippetoe, as he's an absolute disciplinarian when it comes to form and injury prevention.
His biggest claim to fame is Starting Strength, which is a success. He also co-authored Practical Programming, which is hailed as the first book anyone serious about strength training (Olympic lifters, powerlifters, etc.) should read.
Now that I've got the fanboi stuff out of the way, all of your criticisms seem on point. You're not alone in them; Rippetoe draws fire for those same reasons from other strength coaches, too.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm a big Rippetoe fan||
But some of the stuff he says in that article is extremely wrong. Of course, we know some of that stuff is wrong from studies done well after Rippetoe established himself, but still.
You can definitely train "explosion" and the difference in muscle fibers seems to support this, but when you're recruiting a senior in high school, you're only going to be able to improve his explosiveness so much. You can't train a 40-year-old man to have a first step like Jadeveon Clowney...in fact, you probably can't train any old 18-year-old to have that.
I'm far from a professional, but I'd argue that the plyo stuff Rippetoe denigrates is in fact mostly a waste IF you don't build a strong base with the foundational compound movements. However, he frames it in a way to sound controversial and black-and-white.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm okay with Mallory||
His safeties have been either Kovacs or "boring," which seems pretty fine to me. Too bad no one outside of Kovacs has been much of a safety blitzer, though.
|1 week 3 days ago||sure, buddy||
Go ahead and ignore Clark, Henry, Glasgow, etc. driving their dudes back or torching them on the edge only for Golson to do silly things on the run. I mean, the videos are there and you can see them. You're playing feelingsball right now.