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|11 hours 57 min ago||Rumor has it that the NCAA informed Gundy||
with this phone call:
|12 hours 5 min ago||Pre-season game against the Jed York-architected 49ers||
|1 day 8 hours ago||That's why I qualified it with "good enough"||
Better than the Bull Run/Manassas (I or II) type results that the North had been experiencing.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Anybody else think these championship photo ops are getting old||
I think Reagan started it, and Presidents have been doing it ever since.
What the hell does the President have to do with an NCAA football champion?
|1 day 9 hours ago||I suggest you look up Obama's fundraising time||
Situation in Benghazi? Make up a story about a YouTube video and head off to the fundraiser.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Might I add "pulled a rabbit out of a hat" to end slavery||
Do you seriously think Northern whites of 1861 were thinking "let's go risk getting myself killed to free somebody else" ? No, but Lincoln suckered Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard into firing on Fort Sumter, and Northerners went to war more out of a mindset of "those MFers fired upon us, let's go whup 'em quickly". Little did either side appreciate the scale of the upcoming carnage; 600,000 deaths in a country with a population of 30,000,000. (The same percentage would be 6,000,000 today.) Some quip that P.G.T. Beauregard was the dumbass that freed the slaves.
Lincoln played his political cards brilliantly, largely effecting the end of slavery through patience, not announcing the Emancipation Proclamation until Northerners were committed to the fight. (He also waited for a Union victory in battle so as not to seem to be blowing hot air. The Union victory at Antiedam on September 22, 1862 was good enough.)
Many often criticize Lincoln for the following quote from a letter Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862.
What a masterfully crafted statement. With it, Lincoln places the public spotlight on saving the Union while conceding nothing regarding slavery. Let's examine a table of the combinations:
*Maybe the South celebrates a Civil War victory by freeing the slaves?
Only the Yes/Yes and No/No possibilities were in play during Lincoln's management of the war.
Others lament the increase in the concentration of power in the central government. In the abstract of concentration alone, I am sympathetic: all things being equal, IMO it's better to have power and administration spread throughout the states so that some semblance of competition remains among the states, locals can respond more nimbly to the inevitable breakdowns of government, and an "independent" Federal government exists that can step in when the locals performing the function are corrupt.
But one always has to ask about the tradeoffs. At what (opportunity) cost?
The end of slavery unleashed a massive addition of liberty of the most important personal kind (although living conditions didn't improve much). The Southern states were systematically wrong, and had to be corrected.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I see that your Schwartz is bigger than mine||
|1 day 19 hours ago||Plus ∞ to you, Sir||
|1 day 19 hours ago||So if the NFL decides it was overly lenient in the past,||
it can't change its policy because that would be inconsistent over time?
|1 day 19 hours ago||Or maybe he'll try this?|
|3 days 14 hours ago||Agree on the novel basketball idea||
That would be fun. But it's the anti-Max Bielfeldt. It has two achilles heels.
First, as FreddieMercuryHayes points out, net-of-all-things it would hurt the B1G come NCAA selection time. Say you qualify for the 5th-7th spot of B1G Dog Group play. You're probably on the good side of the bubble going into group play, but on the bad side at its end. And of course this arrangement puts more losses on the top half of the league at the end of the season. And while the 8th-10th teams in Little Dog Group Play may pad their W/L record, I don't think the magnitude of their upside boost from the tourney committee would be equal to the downward hit of the B1G Dog Group Play victims.
The other problem that might be even more of a deal-breaker for the B1G administration would be the impact on ticket sales. Yes, you are adding excitement in the effective "NCAA Tourney Level" Big Dog Group. But those teams are probably already doing well w/ ticket sales.
On the other hand, you create the "wait-until-next-year" Little Dog Group, with tickets to sell against only non-NCAA tourney-bound teams. These are the teams that have ticket sale issues, and this arrangement just made that problem worse.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Maybe not the best choice of similies, but...||
|3 days 16 hours ago||That's why he's only a fullback recruiter||
|4 days 10 hours ago||(No subject)||
|4 days 10 hours ago||Like this one?||
|4 days 10 hours ago||C'Mon, Sanchez has a nose for the cracks...||
|4 days 11 hours ago||Accuracy is more like a prerequisite||
IMO, the ability to recognize the most open receiver of 4-5 options in real time is what differentiates a Tom Brady more than being the most quick-delivering, pinpoint accurate QB.
I think of the chance of completing a pass as
ProbComplete(i) = ProbPassInOpenWindow(i)
Obviously, if you're bad at any of these, you don't see the field.
|4 days 12 hours ago||If you spent 15 minutes with Tim Tebow||
your life would be better for it.
|4 days 12 hours ago||If he can talk Tebow into that other QB position||
that catches passes out of the backfield and runs in short yardage situations, he might be a very thrifty pickup.
Let him think he's gonna be a QB. He learns all the plays. Then when a FB or TE goes down, you ask Tebow if he could "fill in".
Not bad if they got him for the minimum.
|4 days 13 hours ago||I go in phases||
Last year was the military documentary phase. I'm just moving into the vintage movie phase.
I check meTV, Movies!, TCM, Sundance, Reelz. I have to say the Rotten Tomatoes scores along with a cursory knowledge of old movie stars and titles have led to some good selections. Just recently, I've watched "In the Heat of the Night" (Sidney Poitier), Razor's Edge (Gene Tierney--there's a hotter Megan Fox from the past), Kansas City Confidential (John Payne--from the Miracle on 34th Street). And some more recent (Princess Bride, Little Fokkers).
Some of these type are on Netflix, but I find more on the offbeat cable channels that make their money with 5+ minute commercial breaks. (Which I skip, of course).
|4 days 15 hours ago||At some point, wouldn't Disney just become its own streamer?||
The part that's irreplacable--the stuff you want to watch--they produce. The means of distribution? As long as it's reasonably convenient and priced well, then I don't care.
Cut out Verizon. Disney has the $$$ to fund a build out of the centralized servers for streaming (at say, selected spots across the country to minimize latency). Verizon, meanwhile, has the local wire to bring the internet/cable to your door, but soon, no one is going to care about the cable part, methinks.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Insightful concluding sentence||
Ultimately, winning will determine whether Harbaugh is a success or not in the maize and blue.
|1 week 3 hours ago||I'd target her too|
|1 week 3 hours ago||Except that it's a "CLA" logo||
I guess w/ Chris Paul #3 and Blake Griffin #32, teams will have to worry
|1 week 19 hours ago||Exactly||
She is employed by ESPN to help ESPN someway.
Before, she was another pretty face who most of us wouldn't recognize, but I suppose we'd have at least a neutral impression (or better) when she was aired by ESPN.
Now we'll see her and scowl.
I don't think ESPN wants on-air personalities that invoke that response from its viewers.
In contrast, 99.9% of MGoBloggers aren't an on-air face of a media company like ESPN, so an incident like this would never rise to this level of publicity because it just wouldn't be relevant to the general public beyond "there's another asshole".
|1 week 19 hours ago||I didn't before||
Now I do.
|1 week 1 day ago||I haven't seen anyone mention it||
but what about Hatch paying his own way?
I would guess that the estate of a family with its own plane could afford it.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's the problem||
Bradley coach Geno Ford realized that Max can't fit into Carver Arena, which is not yet in compliance with the Americans with Abilities (and Huge Calves) Guidelines,.
|1 week 2 days ago||Maintaining a Taj Mahal is not free||
|1 week 2 days ago||I wonder if they get the Playboy Channel?||