I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|18 hours 3 min ago||whut||
There comes a point where I wonder if everyone's watching the same games. Green's footwork is excellent for his size, he sees and takes cutback lanes consistently, and later in the year he stopped going down on first contact. A big chunk of this thread is a meme-fest of "Smith breaks a billion tackles and save puppies" and "Green goes down when someone sneezes on him and hates America" neither of which have been particularly true since the start of Big Ten season.
|19 hours 3 min ago||What the shit||
You REALLY think Mike Hart ran behind poor run blocking offensive lines? If that's the extent of your football knowledge, that explains all your other comments.
|19 hours 16 min ago||My disposition||
mostly stems from the fact that the De'Veon Smith lovefest and the perceived bear market on Green isn't new. It's been blathered about on the board for about a year. Currently, there are no more conclusions to draw concerning this topic than there were then, but people are already in "I loved De'Veon Smith before it was cool" mode.
Also, it was Jon from Cincinnati that brought up high school competition. I just find it humorous when people bring up irrelevant points and are then totally wrong on those points anyway.
|19 hours 47 min ago||This is my thought, yes||
I'm all for playing both. They have different running styles even if you classify both as power backs, and I'm not about to say they can't both be productive.
What grinds my gears is that this isn't the first time the Hart/Grady comparison has come up when reality doesn't reflect that at all.
|20 hours 8 min ago||Jon from Cincinnati sucks||
I absolutely loathe the hipster love for Smith over Green that's been present since both committed. It's backup QB syndrome on steroids. I'm admittedly more impressed with Smith than expected, but he has zero burst and no extra gear. Green definitely has a higher ceiling and appears to be the more complete back...and the increased playing time hints at that.
Also, it's fairly laughable to claim Smith's level of competition was higher than Green's. That's just pure ignorance of regional strength within states. Smith played against a bunch of little white dudes WHOM HE COULD OUTRUN(!), while Richmond produces a pretty decent amount of talent.
|20 hours 23 min ago||Apply to taint||
and allow a slow trickle.
|20 hours 26 min ago||Meh||
He's not bad. He's tentative and exploitable in pass coverage and gets blocked too easily. He's a step quicker than Morgan, but not as good an athlete as Ross and it's fairly laughable to think his closing speed is anything like Ryan's.
Like Magnus, I'm inclined to think you're a family member.
|20 hours 47 min ago||Need some Sphincter Shrinker||
Straight from New Orleans.
|23 hours 44 min ago||The stupid...it burns||
At what point do we consider the "start Morris" crowd to be trolls?
|2 days 15 hours ago||More stuff||
Successful decoding of telemetry beacons happened as early as 6:52am the following morning. Odd how not being hooked to a second craft with another radio makes this so much easier.
|4 days 16 hours ago||*wince*||
It's not so much putting faith in something we can't measure or detect. I agree some physicists like to get a little too bold about this stuff (like "this exists" as opposed to "this is what our current understanding leads us to believe"), but in the case of dark matter, we're in a spot where despite having a chunk of ignorance, there are phenomena that can be tied to this chunk, such as gravitational lensing. Thus, whatever exists in that ignorance must possess properties that cause these phenomena.
|4 days 17 hours ago||The most common form||
Instead of coming out and just disagreeing with someone, the concern troll will pretend to also hold the OP's opinion (and/or compliment the OP), but have "concerns" about the position or tone or something else. Usually these "concerns" are inane or unfounded, which is why the concern troll pretends to share the OP's position...it's a weak attempt to give them "street cred."
|4 days 17 hours ago||That isn't what happened at all||
Unless you're into the whole dishonest distortion and everything. That's not only grossly oversimplified, but completely ignorant of the dick factor and the magnitude of the "young" comments.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Come on||
That's very clearly not what Brian was talking about. Please show me specifically where mere 'disagreeing' has ever been 'filed under jerk.' I really don't like operating with this much vagueness.
Most people understand the line between "dick" and "not dick." I think you're being melodramatic when you say you're "concerned" that Brian and the mods will blur this line for whatever reason.
Moreoever, mGrowOld's post was all about specifically distinguishing between constructive criticism and/or disagreement and being a cock to someone. So I don't even understand where you got the idea that anyone was taking the blanket "haters gonna hate" position.
|4 days 18 hours ago||No||
But some people were dicks and ruined it for everyone because damage control needed to happen. That's just how it works. This is also very different from your original concern. Notice how probably very few of the dicks were banned and NONE of those who voiced legitimate concerns suffered that fate...unless you can provide evidence otherwise.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Uh, you CAN change that||
Mess with your settings and you can view ALL comments regardless of score. There's no censorship involved here. Also, disagreement from the majority is not "groupthink." It could just mean that you have an unpopular and/or stupid opinion.
There's also an element of irony and/or hypocrisy with your decree about how negs "should" be used.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Noted||
But seeing as there are plenty of critics of this site and the writers who have NOT been banned and continue to post freely, this is tilting at windmills. The second someone like Space Coyote gets banned just for posting like he currently does, I'll take your concerns more seriously
|4 days 18 hours ago||Proving the point||
THIS is concern trolling. One of my litmus tests for concern trolls is a total lack of specificity.
If you have an actual good reason to be "concerned," then lay it out and leave it at that. Don't passive-aggressively post the same complaints a million times or try to deflect fire by pretending you agree with other stuff.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Protip||
If you mouse over the links to the banned dudes, most browsers will show the link in the lower left or right corner and you can see the handles.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Yeah, that's not it||
As a slight aside, there have been multiple reports of Brian being extremely friendly to randos at tailgates and stuff. The point is that just because you show up and bring a dish to share, you're not entitled to urinate all over everything.
|5 days 19 hours ago||My thoughts exactly||
The rule of thumb is "no" by default unless a clear and reasonable "yes" occurs.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Didn't realize it was that messy||
Now I realize why the freshman sexual assault seminars err on the side of caution and say "don't have drunk sex." It may be a staple at colleges, but you're riding in the danger zone.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Nope||
Earhole. Don't ask.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Not a lawyer||
But intoxication from alcohol removes the ability to give consent, at least in Michigan.
|5 days 19 hours ago||oops||
DP. In the wrong spot. Please ignore.
|6 days 16 hours ago||What?||
Are you the user's brother or something? What exactly makes this person "highly trusted?"
You know what would solve a number of issues on this board? If the populace would stop killing brain cells perusing sporting news sites where truth goes to die.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I'd rather do it Double Down style||
Where the criticism is instead sandwiched between two insults, as BiSB has just demonstrated.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Thank you||
We're both 25 and our families are a thousand miles apart, so we're not quite at that stage.
She's already asked me what I'm doing for Christmas, but my travel plans home hadn't yet been worked out. I guess just talking about it would be the optimal solution and probably the obvious one, though I'm a fan of going in with ideas and a plan.
Kudos on the engagement and props on handling Valentine's day that well. Life comes at you fast sometimes, and clearly you reacted effectively.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I like M-Wolve's idea||
Doing things and attending events never go out of style, unlike objects. That's usually my go-to on these qualms.
On a related note, I've been seeing someone for about a month, and now the holidays are upon us. I feel like I should take some sort of action around Christmastime (and here's where doing something together also trumps objects...early-stage relationship holidays), but does anyone have experience in this area? Holidays this early in the relationship are uncharted territory for me.
|1 week 1 day ago||Close to elite?||
Probably the dumbest thing I've heard in a month. We could have just as easily had a losing record and missed a bowl game. By rights, we should be 6-6, narrowly escaping 5-7. We were not "close to elite" in any category. Maybe our linebacker play was somewhat in the vicinity of that area later in the season.
The running backs didn't start "pouring it on" later in the season. They look okay.
I really like Chesson, Funchess, and Butt, but the rest are unknowns.
So having 40% of the line never start a game and 20% start two games is really that much better than 60% with no starts? Especially when you drop two NFL-caliber tackles? Whatever. I can't fix your brain. The line might not be a total tire fire, but I have zero confidence that they'll even be mediocre.
The schedule is much harder. We play good teams on the road. I'm not that optimistic.