"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|18 hours 7 min ago||not to mention..||
Rhett himself was harassed at school and I remember a picture of him in the car with his Dad while people were hounding them and it looked like a pretty stressful situation, especially for a kid. I have a whole new understanding of a certain segment of our own fanbase after that period and what went on....not flattering.
I highly doubt he would give us so much as a glance if we showed any interest. More interesting if we were to go up against him on another team at some point.
Glad he is doing well though and wish him the best.
|23 hours 30 min ago||my guess is that Harbaugh heard LTT's version||
and it was enough to pass judgement.
H: Did you record someone you had relations with without their knowledge?
LTT: Yes, but.....
I don't think the U has actually censured him yet, have they?
|23 hours 34 min ago||the computer part isn't a trumped up/empty charge||
...it likely has to do with him distributing/uploading/sharing it from his PC, not just a meaningless add on as leverage.
This isn't a he said/she said situation where we are going to find out if it is true or not in court. If all he did was record it and talk about it, he could simply deny it/say he made it up. There is evidence of it somewhere and/or witness corroberation AND they somehow know that he took it off his phone and put it on his PC.
Seems to me that Harbaugh spoke with him, heard what happened and made a summary judgement based on what LTT's version, so I highly doubt there is any question as to his guilt.
Feel really bad for the person he taped, also feel somewhat bad for him as well and I hope this is a bad decision that he can learn from and somehow recover some of his potential.
I would guess this is going to result in dismissal from M also, thought not sure.
|23 hours 45 min ago||if underage...||
the current charges would be the least of his worries.
He would be hit with charges 10x more serious than what he is currently facing were that the case
|1 day 1 hour ago||that sounds like a recipe for Harbaugh recruits||
-all round athlete
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume he plays multiple sports....
|1 day 1 hour ago||keep it to yourself||
by making it public you might tank it.
If the kid wants it secret, keep it on the down-low
|2 days 12 hours ago||Did he just use||
"tremendous" three times?
|3 days 25 min ago||universe, please listen||
I'm un-jinxing this....un-jinx
|6 days 21 hours ago||man I was hoping this thread would exist...||
I was ready to write a tome detailing various revelations from the book and my mix of rage and disappointment at each one, but everyone that read the book likely had the same, or similar, reactions, so what is the point?
There is no debating the debacle that is and always will be Brandon's legacy as AD, an almost total loss or failure. Plain and simple. how long the hangover lasts, who knows.
To me what it all boils down to and I find the most incredible part of the entire disaster, is just how little, if any, substance there is to someone that is, monetarily speaking anyway, so successful. Terms like vapid, shallow, self-important and egocentric only hint at how absolutely inept Brandon is at being human. He was hired by Toys-R-Us almost immediately after being fired by Michigan, not in spite of what he did at M, but because of it. As a giant, faceless corporation without concern for any form of human considerations like tradition, sentiment or loyalty, that is in business for no other reason than to peddle cheaply manufactured Chinese plastics to price conscious consumers, David Brandon represents an excellent choice as a leader. Prediction for Toys-R-Us....it is going to become a miserable place to work and the faux image of a company that loves kids will only ring more hollow in the very near future. At least he will finally have his mascot in Geoffrey the Giraffe, or whatever he is called.
Every time I heard Brandon's mantra of "If it ain't broke, break it", I couldn't help but think of Alan Alda's character in "Crimes and Misdemeanors" when he would say, "If it bends, it's funny. If it breaks, it's not funny. Comedy is just tragedy plus time." Brandon is cut from the same self-congratulatory, self-delusional cloth. I went to watch that video segment on YouTube just now and the irony of seeing the latest Michigan Alumni ad spot "Wherever You Go" touting Michigan as a mindset rather than a place, was astounding.
Watch it, it is pretty good and fairly apropos.
It is a mindset Dave Brandon lacks.
To put it concisely; Dave Brandon's decisions and policies were a wrecking ball to the University of Michigan, suspended by a cable of arrogance and weilded by a crane of self-delusion and vanity. Fortunately he will not be allowed to finish his work and I won't have to stop watching Michigan because it came resemble everything I loathe about professional sports.
|6 days 23 hours ago||uhm...||
Notre Dame 108?
|6 days 23 hours ago||dammit....||
Here in CA that means another week of mimosas/bloody marys and waffles, pancakes or omelettes for game day party, all my new barbecue stuff will have to wait until we get at least a 3:30 EST kick-off.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This started about 60 years ago, not with Dantonio||
Just because Dantonio doesn't have a sense of humor, doesn't mean we shouldn't.
I love him because he is a douche and is great for the rivalry and he stokes it well, not to mention he really is a top notch coach (and douche, for that matter). His body of work is impossible to rationalize as anything else but that, so like him or hate him, you have to respect him.
Rivals you respect are MUCH better than rivals you don't......ask OSU about that lately.
While it is my belief and my sincerest hope that Harbaugh puts us back where we belong, the reality is that we are not there yet and that this is by no means guaranteed. Even when/if that should happen, as long as Dantonio is at MSU, I think you will be dealing with a program that is not a flash in the pan resident in the top 10, rather a regular tenant there and that is very different than what the rivalry has been in the past.
For the foreseeable future, MSU will not be the occasional upstart that periodically makes it into the top 20 before "Sparty No!" and then fading back to obscurity with only sporadic upset wins over M every 3-5 years. You should get used to that and act accordingly.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||To be (a little bit) fair...||
Rating Norfleet as unjustifiably hyped is a llittle bit like doing the same thing for Gardner and calling him a bust, but on a smaller scale....figuratively, not literally. No pun intended.
To say Norfleet and his abilities were a victim of coaching (both scheme and player development and as a slot or returner) would be an understatement and thus I don't think he was too badly over-hyped. Given the right situation, I think his careeer would have graded out much higher overall and perhaps later as well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Here is to a speedy||
Thanks for the perspective and a reminder of exactly what is precious in this world, your health and the people you care about to enjoy it with. Everything else is is chatter.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Actually||
we could do beer war next, everyone wins
|3 weeks 25 min ago||maybe, but see Harbaugh comments/lineup||
for who has played thus far that is very indicitive of practice effort and what some might call "loyalty" and not perhaps 100% based on their ability on the field.
Most coaches are going to reward players that "buy in" to what they are trying to do, day in and day out and will reward that with playing time.
Not saying Burns is a perfect coach, by any stretch, but as a coach you have to sort of choose a philosophy with regard to stuff like that.
|3 weeks 34 min ago||so....of course||
you read a thread topic clearly labeled as being about soccer and simply HAVE TO click on it and insert your well-reasoned, "intelligent" and wholly necessary comment.
I always wonder about people that enter a thread they have zero or negative interest in, for the sole purpose of complaining about the presence of the thread and the wasting of their precious time.
Time to read thread title and decide NOT to click: 0.01 seconds, depending on your reading level
Time to click on thread to complain and piss on everyone else's good time: 2-30 minutes, depending your level of vitriol and willingness to continue pissing.
You must be fun at parties.
Question (for you and everyone else that does this): do you sit at home and poke yourself in the eye continuously and then spend the rest of the day telling everyone you talk to that your eye hurts and you don't know why?
|3 weeks 36 min ago||I love soccer (Arsenal baby)||
but the flopping does hurt the sport immensely, I can't believe that it continues to be so pervasive.....especially since I don't see that it materially impacts what penalties refs call/don't call.
I wish they took an approach more like lacrosse, where penalties on/close to the ball are called, but only when they really impact the flow/progress of a player. Away from the ball it is almost anything goes as long as you are not blatantly mugging or holding onto someone.
|3 weeks 49 min ago||true..||
...which is why watching soccer and enjoying it really depends on having some knowledge of the game and the teams/players involved.
If you know a coach/team well, understand the players they put on the field, the formation(s) they are using and watch what they are trying to do with the ball to create scoring chances (as well as how they play defense to prevent them), the game makes sense. Runs and scoring chances heighten the anticipation and contribute to the overall momentum of a game. You can watch a game where the first half ends at 0-0, but if one team has had many more runs/chances and seems to have the momentum, you know that the second half is more likley to turn out 1-2 goals for them, at least.
Without that, you are just watching them kick the ball around at mid-field and it would seem like just a tedious and slow moving game with just few goals.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||my point||
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Burns not well liked?||
That would really suprise me actually, I thought he was almost universally liked.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||I know Steve Burns||
from High School and my time at M, my younger brother played for him at M on a club team.
There was nothing else going on....Burns wanted to be the coach and there was nothing preventing him from doing so other than "If it ain't broke, break it!"
If you consider that phrase and what DB did to the AD (ehr.... broke it), we can't say we weren't warned.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||a sack...||
is the fault of an o-line breakdown. The fumble is on Rudock, though I don't see this is a huge issue moving forward. I saw improved QB play and I think he will get better every game.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||was living and working||
in London. Worked at a music company that streamed music channels into tv networks and so all execs had TVs in their office. My office was next to CEO's and I walked by and thought he was watching some trailer for remake of "Towering Inferno". It only took a few moments to realize it was not that. Went back to my office, turned on the TV and watched dumfounded for hours as the towers went down and all the ensuing aftermath and dialed everyone I knew. It was surreal and being abroad and watching it from a distance even more so. Brits were great, having endured their own terrorist ordeals for so long. Coming back to this country afterward, it is hard to describe how much things had changed from the perspective of someone entering the new U.S.A. abruptly. Someone above described the day as haunting and that is exactly what it was and still is to this day. Horrific, infuriating and terrifying in the moment, but for me the most overwhelming and lasting emotion is one of great sadness. Sadness for those lost, sadness for the giant step backwards taken by humanity and our society, sadness for a world in which people feel the need to commit such atrocities and sadness for those left behind by the ones that died that day. To anyone who is asking "when are we going to stop dwelling on this?" the answer is simple.......never.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||noon games suck on the West coast||
9 am starts cause me to have to do waffles and bloody mary bar for game, instead of BBQ or chili and beer/cocktails
|3 weeks 2 days ago||not||
for the first minute or so....
|3 weeks 3 days ago||you have||
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||how many lbs. of ribs is that?||
Going to make these for gamewatch party at my place in SF, they look sublime
|4 weeks 1 day ago||uhm....||
or just smart, astute recruiting strategy.
If a UM coach did the same thing, I would be throwing figurative high-fives in their direction for closing.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||perhaps...||
$5k for a band director isn't chicken feed, but there may be some way to pay it without paying it....so to speak.
Better KSU offers a statement indicating that any resemblance of the intended Enterprise to anything other than the Enterprise was purely coincidental and our apogolizies for any interpretation that might have been deemed offensive. The software used for the show is under review and the process for selecting band formations has been amended to prevent any future occurences.
In my perfect world, they would say:
KSU apologizes for Saturday's band formation that included one in particular that was incorrectly executed and therefore perceived by many as offensive. An error in technology and process resulted in a formation that was indeed the U.S.S Enterprise, however it was the intention that the formation depict a bag of U.S.S. Enterprises, to be publicly ingested by the corresponding JayHawk formation. The administration is aware of the issue and has fined and suspended the band director and has amended internal processes to be sure that in the future, the JayHawk will consume the entire bag of U.S.S. Enterprises. We apologize to any who were offended by there being only a single U.S.S. Enterprise.
I know...not possible....but fun to think about a world where it is........
I only wish I had been there when they were practicing it, as it must have been a total laugh.