"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
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|5 days 18 hours ago||He was banned either because||
He was banned either because of Title IX or gay marriage posting. He could never quite get the No Politics rule.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Who would even play there for||
Who would even play there for the US? I love that set up, but aside from maybe Rapinoe, who I don't think I've ever seen play centrally, I haven't seen anyone with the ball control and passing skills to play that. I guess Morgan could do it, but there's no way to play with both Wambach and a false 9.
|1 week 7 hours ago||That was confusing. Did he||
That was confusing. Did he mean False 9?
|1 week 7 hours ago||Given all the problems with||
Given all the problems with the offense, the US defense has looked really strong since the early bobbles against Australia. In this game, Colombia hasn't really had a dangerous scoring chance.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Yep. Red card is a game long||
Yep. Red card is a game long expulsion. The PK + red card for a foul on a breakaway is always a harsh punishment
|1 week 8 hours ago||Good call on the||
Good call on the PK.
Wouldn't be surprised if Colombia started to melt down here.
|1 week 8 hours ago||That was orange. Can't||
That was orange. Can't believe it wasn't at least a yellow.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Can't believe that wasn't||
Can't believe that wasn't yellow on the tackle against Johnston. Late and on the ankle of a defender clearing the ball? That's terrible reffing.
|1 week 8 hours ago||The last defender was even||
The last defender was even and the ball wasn't headed toward the goal. I've seen those grounds justified as not DOGSO, but I think that was the right call.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Honestly, they don't look||
Honestly, they don't look that talented. Colombia's better at linking short passes together and close control. The US backline is well organized and they've got good speed up the flanks but they struggle to hold the ball under pressure and link plays. Basically, they're reflecting the issues with soccer development in the US more generally.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Er, two beats.||
Er, two beats.
|1 week 8 hours ago||If you foul someone two bears||
If you foul someone two bears after the ball's gone, you're going to get yellow
|1 week 9 hours ago||U.S. already resorting to||
U.S. already resorting to blasting long balls out of the back. Totally bypassing the central midfield. They look dangerous on set pieces and not much else.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Fox sports ap if you get FS1||
Fox sports ap if you get FS1 on your cable package?
|1 week 14 hours ago||FWIW, there are not really||
FWIW, there are not any real success stories of recovery from achilles tears by NBA players (maybe only Dominique). The link below has a list of players between 1992 and 2012 that have returned after an achilles tear (excluded are 8 guys who never made it back to the league). Now, a lot of these guys were on the down side of their careers anyway, but the evidence seems to show that would be foolish to count on Jennings next year (and it would be very Knicksian to trade for a player too broken to contribute).
|1 week 5 days ago||Twins born at the end of my||
Twins born at the end of my first semester as assistant prof. That was fun.
|1 week 5 days ago||This is good advice, but also||
This is good advice, but also make sure that, when you do go on the academic job market, you get other people's input on you letter and materials. From running junior searches at an R1 (and serving as placement officer) I can tell you that about 1/3 of candidates eliminate themselves off the bat by not understanding the genre of the material they're writing for job applications. Also, go to as many job talks as you can, so you can see what works, and more importantly, what doesn't in your discipline
|1 week 5 days ago||Trust me, a lot of them, not||
Trust me, a lot of them, not all certainly, are working late into the night after their kids go to bed, or are getting up at 5 to grab a few hours. And a lot of what they're doing doesn't look like "work." That person sitting at the coffee shop at 11am reading may actually be doing a book review, or doing the secondary research to have their original research speak to their audience
|1 week 5 days ago||Studies have shown the||
Studies have shown the average faculty work week to be on the order of 55 hours per week.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Yep. Very few runs aside from||
Yep. Very few runs aside from out wide. U.S. is tactically really crude. Just bang it in high and hope for a knock down. Like English League 1
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Problem is that, out of those||
Problem is that, out of those guys, only Smith can create anything on his own, and Smith creating is almost as likely to hurt as help his team. If the Cavs win 2, it will be a remarkable achievement.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Warriors in 5||
If the Cavs were at full strength, this would be a great series, but they're not.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||This is exactly what's he's||
This is exactly what's he's talking about. I noticed MSU, in particular, bringing the ball up on a wing, looking for a secondary break, and then slowly resetting their offense with the ball up top such that they would be 15 - 20 seconds into a possession before they even started to run an offensive set. They were essentially starting their offense at the same time an NBA team would on the shot clock, only with unnecessarily consuming 10 seconds of game time, while they passed the ball on the top without running anything off the ball or running any on ball screening action.
If the 30 second clock gets teams to initiate offense 5 seconds sooner, it will greatly improve the flow of the game.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||And just to add to this||
And just to add to this point, that stat line reflected a style of play that was unique at the time. Webber was memorable in his ability to see the court as a passing big man, stretch the floor, rebound and play inside. Those Kings teams are so fondly remembered not only because of their success and the way they got screwed in the famous Lakers series, but because they played in a different way than almost any other team at the time. In what was probably the height of NBA iso/2-man ball, the ball moved on the Kings like with no other team at the time. This was largely due to Webber's unique skill set (and to a lesser degree, Vlade's).
In many ways, he was an early version of the skilled big men, who can play in or out of the post, that have reshaped the way that basketball is played.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Here's a different||
Here's a different counter-point, then.
Jalen's one of the very, very few former athletes who is willing to share information about how these worlds that we're all very interested in (or we wouldn't be reading this blog) function from the athlete's perspective at the mundane, daily level. He'll share what it's like to be suddenly rich and living in a strange town. He'll share what it was like to be at an elite, wealthy university after growing up poor in Detroit (and both what he values about that university and how he felt exploited by it). He'll share how athletes manage night life and athletic careers. He'll share how he took care of his body.
That kind of inside information is what lots of people want to hear. I think he does it in a mostly fascinating way that at least approaches the truth as he understands it. It is, in its nature, going to be centered on Jalen, because it's his perspective, and it seems uncharitable to call him out for being self-centered when so much of his current career involves him telling stories about himself that people seemingly want to hear.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||What's the case, other than||
What's the case, other than the need to satisfy a bonded debt obligation on their stadium expansion, for Rutgers to continue to offer D-1 sports? It's bad at almost all of them, the AD serves as a financial burden, stripping money out of both the academic side of the university and out of students through required fees, and they have seemingly few fans. The fact that they have D-1 sports may actually hurt the school's academic reputation on the East Coast, given the association that many in the NY metro area make between big time sports and a lack of academic rigor.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Great defense. "Hey, he's not||
Great defense. "Hey, he's not even a real chief! He's just a stereotype!"
There were lots of native students at Illinois who were understandably offended by a white guy dressed up in a stereotypical costume doing a made up "Indian" dance. There were also some native students who weren't offended. But I find it strange that so many people need to cloak their defenses in a belief that no native people were offended when there have been both movements on campus to get rid of the mascots and while the most prominent American Indian political organization (the National Congress of American Indians) has called on colleges to get rid of mascots since the 1940s.
Here's the resolution from the Peoria Tribal Council, the most direct descendents of the Illini people, asking the University to stop using the mascot:
When this passed, the Peoria tribal chairman said, "I don't know what the origination was, or what the reason was for the university to create Chief Illiniwek. I don't think it was to honor us, because, hell, they ran our asses out of Illinois."
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Your friends are pretty much||
Your friends are pretty much telling partially true stories that they want to hear. The Spirit Lake tribal council endorsed the name, the Standing Rock tribal council didn't.
There's certainly no consensus among Indian people about Indian mascots. For example, the Seminole Tribe of Florida endorsed FSU's nickname but the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma has denounced it. The NCAA has allowed FSU to maintain the name because of the "local support."
My sense from talking with folks reporting and writing about the UND issue is that the fairly overt racism and inequality experienced by many Indian people in the Dakotas, plus Engelstadt's in your face effort to plaster the logo everywhere, plus the fact that he was kind of a Nazi sympathizer*, has led to more opposition.
*On Engelstadt... http://deadspin.com/5256436/deadspin-classic-north-dakotas-nazi-loving-alumni-donor
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It's generally thought in NBA||
It's generally thought in NBA media circles that Thibs is gone no matter what happens to the Bulls this year, with most people pointing toward Orlando as the probable destination (Simmons and Zach Lowe, also the article below).
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Copa||
U.S. is playing in the centennial Copa in 2016, (which is out of the normal Copa cycle) since we're hosting it.