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|2 days 13 hours ago||I I didn't like it, but do||
I I didn't like it, but do agree it was epic trolling how much it bothered OSU.
Harbaugh trolling is going to be the final score.
|2 days 13 hours ago||+1. Funny that people hear||
+1. Funny that people hear what they want to hear and read into comments how they want to read into comments.
Glad we can put this all behind us and start winning.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Wooooooooooooooooooooooosh||
|5 days 1 hour ago||The NFL will be just fine.||
The NFL will be just fine. It's settling a major lawsuit for under a billion dollars and can keep moving right along. The thought that it will somehow cease to exist because it's dangerous is laughable.
|5 days 23 hours ago||There's no problem here. I||
There's no problem here. I was just hoping you might give me some insight into the evolution of the market economy in the southern colonies. My contention is that prior to the Revolutionary War, the economic modalities, especially in the southern colonies, could be most aptly described as agrarian pre-capitalist.
To ruin it...
Not every day of get to "use" my history degree and make a movie reference at the same time.
|6 days 5 hours ago||I understand critiquing||
I understand critiquing Lawrenceville based on competition, but you're drastically underestimating the impact of social distinctions predicated upon wealth, especially inherited wealth.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well said. Season 1 was great||
Well said. Season 1 was great and I think people are measuring it up against that. In a vacuum S2 could be decent, but I think we're all biased. I'm still waiting for it all to play out too.
Wire S2 when they flipped to the docks really confused people too, but eventually people have started to understand it more in light of the entire narrative of the show. Could be possible we see the same thing with TD, but also could just be that it's not as good of a season. I like the Chinatown-esque plot idea, but it's been slow moving and seems like there is going to be a lot to wrap up.
McAdams has been good in the role as has Farrel. I just can't buy Vince Vaughn's character in the early episodes. He's gotten better as the show has progressed, but it's very hard for me to remove him from suddenly telling his girlfriend she's so money and she doesn't even know it. That scene were he stared at the water spots should have been haunting, but Vaughn simply couldn't pull it off for me.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||That remains absolute garbage||
That remains absolute garbage and in my opinion incredibly offensive to other players. I was heavily rooting for Justin Houston to break it last season just so Strahan's fraud of a record wasn't on the books.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, that's accurate. The||
Yes, that's accurate. The results were published on here when that all happened.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Official Texas statement,||
Official Texas statement, or something like that:
"Steve Patterson is a great AD of ours and had been set for a limited time as AD for Texas, for a Texas Longhorns retail activation aimed at corporate America. Due to a miscommunication in the approval process, this promotion should not have run as is. As a result, he is being talked to immediately. However, his contract may or may not be honored by Texas."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Dammit, now I have to +1 this||
Dammit, now I have to +1 this or you make me a liar.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Rumor on the internet is that||
Rumor on the internet is that the ESPN/Cowherd negotiations were going okay until ESPN was trying to talk to him about a how it was "a good time so say 'buy' " on his radio show. Cowherd got confused and asked them why they "thought it was a good time to say bye." After that it all started going downhill.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I remember that and it did||
I remember that and it did not surprise me when it happened.
Eventually Cowherd did give them credit after a nice grassroots internet campaign got on his case about it. In typical Cowherd fashion he was a petulent child about it at first until either he (or more likely his bosses/ESPN Ombudsman) decided it was easier to give credit where credit is due and get it over with.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Obligatory +1 for Wire||
Obligatory +1 for Wire references.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This. Hey, here's a novel||
Hey, here's a novel concept: Stop overanalyzing every single photo Harbaugh posts on twitter and maybe you won't be so annoyed at people overanalyzing every single photo Harbaugh posts on twitter.
Someone needs to remind Mitch Sherman to stop hitting himself.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ann Arbor.com article from||
Ann Arbor.com article from 2009 says the following:
"Michigan’s athletic department is one of just six in the country to show a budgetary surplus in each of the past five years. "
I've said it elsewhere: I critique him for not having a better transition plan in place, but even so the hire was someone that was at the time the end results at the time. Only after RR started failing did that become a thing. Had RR succeeded nobody would care at all about the search.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yikes - hope you come back||
Yikes - hope you come back with some examples.
Everyone, including authors, makes mistakes*. But I sure hope before you're accusing an author of "making something up" (beyond making a mistake, you imply fabriaction for effect) you have some pretty solid proof.
I'm fine with JUB isn't your cup of tea, but please clarify.
*In addition, everyone murders peple.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||No, no he could not.||
No, no he could not.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I love these jorts and the||
I love these jorts and the hair, but let's be honest: what really completes this is the Safecraft reusable bag and the cell phone holster.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That's like the North Korea||
That's like the North Korea of analogies.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'd say it depends on what||
I'd say it depends on what you're looking for. People will disagree about what is the best/fanciest, so I'd also break it down by food.
Steak - Chop House. Fancy vibe (in my opinion it has the fanciest "vibe") although all of thse are pretty fancy and I've done anniversaries/celebrations at them.
Italian - I'd go Earle over Gratzi. Both are good, Earle slightly fancier in my opinion. Also French menu items too more than just Italian like Gratzi.
Asian - Pacific Rim
American - Logan
Mexican - Prickly Pear. Not as fancy, but if you want Mexican go there.
Of course, I'd try to talk my wife into Mr. Spots - chicken fingers w/ honey mustard + wings? Done. Maybe not for a wedding anniversary because I do like myself a good foodie spend, but find another excuse for that.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||UM is a hybrid entity, and||
UM is a hybrid entity, and the atheltic department is not a covered entity. Therefore any health information they have can be disclosed without violating the Privacy Rule.
I'm not sure how UM handles it, but likely they do what many other universities do - have student athletes sign HIPAA authorizations to disclose to coaches and other individuals in the AD. Because those individuals are not covered entities, they can then disclose it.
It's that simple.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Only "covered entities" are||
Only "covered entities" are subject to the Privacy Rule under HIPAA. UM is a "hybrid entity" meaning that some portions of it are a covered entity, some are not. For example (I'm generalizing here) the health care systems are while the athletic department is not. A non-covered entity is not subject to the Privacy Rule and can disclose health information.
Most universities require players to sign a HIPAA Authorization that allows the covered entities (health care providers) to disclose PHI to the coaches, trainers, athletic departments, etc. Once there, those individuals can disclose without violating HIPAA.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh actually has great||
Harbaugh actually has great traits for responding to interviews - he pauses to think about a question before just blurting out an answer. Unfortunately that doesn't play that well for media and especially for radio. You could tell by the end Cowherd was sick of it. Harbaugh paused for a second after Cowherd went on a rant and that was it. Cowherd even complained about the "pauses" at the end. In an in-person interview you can see Harbaugh is just taking a second to respond.
Of course, the other issue is that I just don't think Harbaugh is the type of coach to give some fluffy open-ended spiel on national radio on why Michigan is good. He's going to give that to the kids he wants to recruit. Watch under a minute of Jim Harbaugh interviews and you'd know that about him. Cowherd didn't do his homework to understand how to task questions.
That, and I just don't think Harbaugh likes giving interviews that much.
Colin Cowherd. Crappy radio host does a crappy interview. This is hilariously non-newsworthy.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yikes. There's one thing I||
Yikes. There's one thing I don't need to be resurrected...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Somebody being his||
Somebody being his parents.
Ahhh the sweet sweet sweet taste of nepotism.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I had seats third row up my||
I had seats third row up my senior year (Row A maybe? Can't remember now), and I could tell when the camera was focused on my section - it's never that far away in nearly every set up.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah - if this has been||
Yeah - if this has been already worked out, then no problem there.
If it hasn't already been worked out, then the AD might not be too happy with that statement.
My guess is for it to come from an official Wisconsin Basketball Twitter (which that appears to be?) then the AD saw it and was okay with it. Or some intern isn't having a great.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Understand the point on the||
Understand the point on the alleged closeness of RR and Bacon. But I also feel its inaccruate to say that Three and Out "assigns RichRod no blame" - hopefully you're just being hyperbolic there, if not, there probably is no point debating because we're not going to agree on how to read what is written in that book.
Besides, Carr being blamed for his wrongs does not mean RR didn't do things wrong either. They are not mutually exclusive, but that always seems to get lost in this debate.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Okay, but "massive damage to||
Okay, but "massive damage to his earnings potential" is not a cause of action . You can't just sue someone unless there is grounds to do so (well okay, you technically CAN, but it won'g go very far). So saying "he cost me money" isn't good enough. "he cost me money because he defamed me" might be, if you can prove it.
He'd have to find some way he could file a civil suit against the NFL, such as defamation, tortious inference with a business relationship, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, etc. Each of those have elements that need to be proven in order to recover, and a lot of them would be problematic here. Defamation is the best bet, but even then it'd be a tough fight.