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|1 hour 38 min ago||Not shocking||
Buttgers gonna butt.
No one wants Scarlet Fever, jersey.
|21 hours 44 min ago||Good point||
Correct. I guess because the above poster didn't feel the need to make this distinction, I missed it. I appreciate this.
I should have added that mockery MUST be followed or supplemented with rational arguments and evidence. I'm also a bit myopic, as I can't remember the last time I was one of the "powerful mocking the less powerful."
|1 day 9 min ago||Sounds right||
No one's expecting a no-huddle offense, but getting to the line with like five seconds left every play last year was painful.
The other bothersome thing was the approach to halftime with the ball. Hoke likes to go all Carr on us and take a knee even if we're at midfield with a minute left and a timeout.
|1 day 1 hour ago||TEMPO||
Nuss isn't Chip Kelly, but he runs a much higher-tempo offense than Slothball Borges. I look forward to not burning 20 seconds off the play clock every goddamn time before even lining up.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Incorrect||
This is tone-trolling nonsense. Ridiculous beliefs deserve ridicule.
Satire breaks desensitization. Sometimes people don't realize they hold ludicrous beliefs until people make fun of them. I don't agree with the kid-gloves approach. Rational arguments are only effective once you crack the shield and get people wondering why they're being mocked.
|1 day 1 hour ago||YES||
In fact, people's beliefs should be the PRIMARY target of mockery. They are the least taboo targets by a long shot. We have control over how we go about being convinced and thus what we end up believing, and if we make stupid decisions, we should be ridiculed for it.
|1 day 20 hours ago||whut||
That's an exceptionally poor understanding of the situation.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Wow||
It's like Roger Goodell and Mike Florio had a love child who received a grievous head injury.
This is a major reason why I appreciate mgoblog. Sports media has devolved almost entirely into HOT SPORTS TAKES served up as clickbait.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Why are you here?||
It's really starting to look like your purpose is to troll the blog.
|2 days 19 hours ago||I don't get it||
It's just more excuses and shit you made up.
Everyone except Braylon, Manningham, and Terrell, if we're talking since 2000.
I can't WAIT for your head to explode.
|2 days 20 hours ago||what the shit||
Weren't you the same guy who stupidly said this in the other Green thread and got corrected? And then argued that Jeremy Gallon isn't good at football because he's short? Might want to take five, bub.
|2 days 21 hours ago||heh||
IIRC, some of these same comments have been said about Brady Quinn.
Coincidentally, he also sucks.
|2 days 22 hours ago||This is a good assessment||
Green's vision is also an asset; his cuts last year were decisive and smart.
The Northwestern game is where Green started to emerge. Smith had a nice run, too, but Green made some runs he wasn't making before.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Fucking shit||
I swear, it's going to be 2020 and people will STILL blame Rich Rod for every problem on the face of the planet. It's not like you got left at the fucking altar, assholes.
|3 days 20 min ago||One-cut works||
Nuss is a single-back dude, mostly.
There are dancers like Barry Sanders and no-cut bruisers who just ram straight ahead.
|3 days 32 min ago||I think you're right||
This is about pass protection, not running ability. Also, it was noted that Green didn't have good receiving hands even before he got to Michigan.
|3 days 46 min ago||Agreed||
This is where Funchess provides an advantage. Chesson's also extremely physical, especially for his build.
Of course, if the refs start calling offensive pass interference because the game's at Spartan Stadium, SOMEBODY on staff better be losing their shit.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Huh||
I'm agreeing with a Reader71 post in its entirety. Mark the date.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Fuck the "hot seat"||
It's just a worn-out line that untalent media hacks use to push their HOT SPROTS TAEKS and pretend that the endless stream of inane bullshit oozing from their mouths isn't totally worthless.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Nope||
Because some people aren't happy unless they're whining about something for no reason.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Interesting||
I figured there would already be an American Outlaws chapter in Ann Arbor.
|6 days 17 hours ago||This is indeed a wrench||
But it has a very simple solution, at least at a conceptual level. You just make LOIs binding for the university and make them four-year scholarships. So yes, kids can get cut from the team for not fulfilling their job duties, but they'd still be on scholarship and count towards the total.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Everyone bookmark this post||
THIS GUY has not been banned.
Remember that next time any of you twats whine about "censorship."
|6 days 19 hours ago||...||
I feel this is grounds for yet another valid criticism of Crossfit and not necessarily a shortcoming of its opponents. For the record, the "local box" near me is a nearly-condemned garage filled with people who don't know their asses from their elbows. There's another box a bit further away full of former professional powerlifters and personal trainers. In fact, I'm planning on taking a series of Olympic lifting courses there soon. I understand the differences as well as anyone.
I think I understand what you're trying to say, but that last part, to me, is meaningless talk. IMO, "fitness" presumes goals and how far you've progressed towards those goals. I'm a soccer player and I primarily play indoor. I don't need marathon-runner endurance. I need hockey-player endurance: the ability to go hard for a bunch of intervals over a period of time. My workouts need to reflect this. So when someone says "my endurance is better," I don't know what they mean. If you mean to say that you get less tired during a workout or physical activity, then that means something, but you can get that from strength training alone. But take this all with a grain of salt: I'm not talking about beginners here. You'll get noob gains regardless if you just start a fitness regimen. I'm talking about what happens when you inevitably plateau. Crossfit programming doesn't generally allow for progression; if the coaches at your box understand this and write their own programming to break through plateaus, then they're working counter to Crossfit and I applaud them.
|6 days 20 hours ago||You have some good points||
is something I can't agree with.
Crossfit is rapidly becoming the Scientology of fitness. The organization (and most Crossfitters) can't handle criticism of any kind, can't take a joke, and consider lifters and runners who don't do Crossfit to be "inferior." It gets a bad rep because the dudes who founded Crossfit and write the programming spout stuff about exercise science and methodology (and nutrition) that's just straight-up factually in error. It's one thing for armchair couch potatoes to hate on a fitness program. It's quite another for renowned athletic trainers and strength coaches to test-run affiliations with Crossfit only to back out and have nothing good to say.
And this is another thing to consider: goals. There's nothing about "working muscular endurance" with an improper pull-up that contributes to my goals, so I'd never do anything of the sort. But it goes beyond that. Crossfit doesn't seem focused on ANY kind of goal other than exercising for its own sake. That's fine if exercise is in fact your goal (and you seem happy with it, so feel free to ignore my crustiness), but you're (the royal "you," not GeeVee) not an athlete just because you work out.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Correct||
It IS a brilliant advertising scheme.
It's also contemptible. It's like telling people that joining your local IM basketball team will get you drafted in the NBA.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Oddly enough||
I agree that the Olympic lifts for time is a fantastic way to drain your synovial fluid, but anatomically speaking (as a non-expert), it's the box jumps that get to me. Box jumps for high reps and time (especially when you JUMP DOWN onto a hard floor) make your Achilles tendons hate you and then explode.
The intent of Crossfit is great...barbell and kettlebell workouts in a group atmosphere with coaches included and programs pre-written. I just feel that the way Crossfit goes about executing these concepts is disastrous. The programming is randomized crap, there's zero quality control over the coaches, and HQ makes all sorts of inflated and/or false claims about the effectiveness of their product, the performances and backgrounds of their athletes, and nutrition.
|1 week 1 min ago||Pullups suck a bit||
Kipping does make the motion easier.
This means it is a terrible way to work the muscles involved (time under tension) and will result in noob gains and nothing more. That's why it's ridiculed.
The Games athletes are impressive, but they didn't get that way doing Crossfit. They got that way doing mostly conventional strength training and metcons (or were college athletes who couldn't make the cut despite being fit). And more PEDs than anyone wants to admit.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Eh||
Denard and Toussaint were pretty damn good in 2011. We didn't have an outstanding big back, but Hopkins was mostly servicable.
This is more than just weight room work. He's been working with a nutritionist, I'd wager, and become extremely disciplined.
|1 week 3 hours ago||whut||
Dude, you're not paying attention to the camera angles. Did you see Green at all last year? His thighs are tree trunks. Don't let the rest of his body and the camera angle fool you.
He's probably a bit higher than 9%, but don't confuse body fat with extra skin. He's down almost 30 pounds; his skin has likely not fully adapted.