...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|13 hours 59 min ago||I'm pretty sure Herm is Chop||
I'm pretty sure Herm is Chop Block. Or vice versa.
|15 hours 6 min ago||I don't necessarily disagree||
I don't necessarily disagree with any of this. I'm not saying that there aren't coaches and programs that handle discipline better than others. Although I'm not one that thinks you have to have a single rule against which all discipline gets evaluated. I think it's the coach's responsibility to do what's best for the kid. But the kids on the team are from all kinds of backgrounds and what works for one might not work for others. I think coaches have to balance that against being evenhanded, but there won't always be an obvious right way to go.
But nobody here is arguing with me about whether Urbz is practicing what he preaches. They're all saying that none of the things written on the walls at OSU and Louisville should have to be said. Maybe in an ideal world these things shouldn't have to be said, but the prevalence of drugs, guns, date rape, etc. on college campuses tells me they do.
|18 hours 3 min ago||No, but they reminded me from||
No, but they reminded me from time to time. And they didn't have 100 kids, so they could, like, talk to me every day. Whereas the coaches for these teams probably don't get to interact with every kid every day. The signs might be overkill, but what the hell? They certainly don't hurt.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Well I'm glad that you had a||
Well I'm glad that you had a fully developed system of impulse control at 19 and didn't need anyone to reinforce a positive message or provide you with an environment where making the right decision was encouraged. You should give yourself a high five.
|1 day 3 hours ago||If becomes I'd. Well played,||
If becomes I'd. Well played, autocorrect.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Well, if they're relying||
Well, if they're relying solely on the signs then it is dumb. But I'd the sign is there to reinforce things they talk about in meetings and practice, then it seems like a pretty good idea.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I don't know. Maybe 25? When||
I don't know. Maybe 25? When did you stop acting like a kid? I know when I was 21 I was a whole lot more like a 15 year old than a full on grown up.
|1 day 5 hours ago||The reason is the same reason||
The reason is the same reason nearly every program has kids that run into trouble from time to time. They're kids. They do dumb things.
|1 day 5 hours ago||And not having a reminder||
And not having a reminder didn't exactly help Hagerup right? The idea that sny program is above having kids run afoul of the rules is asinine.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Well, some kids have lousy||
Well, some kids have lousy parents. Or, perhaps things just don't sink in for some kids for some reason. How can reinforcing good ideas hurt? This whole thread is just dumb hurr durr rival dumbassery.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I know this is intended as a||
I know this is intended as a snarky reply, but there's a decent point here. Frank Clark is probably a pretty good kid who did something dumb. Maybe some reminders would have helped.
|1 day 5 hours ago||What's objectionable here?||
All this is good advice for college kids.
|6 days 4 hours ago||I don't know what Call of||
I don't know what Call of Duty is but l'll beat your ass at Oregon Trail.
|6 days 10 hours ago||You forgot "Never Forget"||
Come on, WolvinLA2. The title of the goddam poster is "Never Forget."
That said, depth looks just fine to me.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Don't tell them Jesus was a Democrat!||
Nope. No chance.
|1 week 3 hours ago||An episode of Sesame Street||
An episode of Sesame Street makes your Internet pissing matches look like Sesame Street.
|1 week 1 day ago||I love irony||
"sorry Seth, but you're writing is shit"
|1 week 4 days ago||Worst of all possible worlds.||
That's going to leave you halfway between drunk and hydrated.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't see how a Busch Light||
I don't see how a Busch Light will help anything.
|1 week 5 days ago||Quote says he told the asst no thanks||
And Urbs showed up anyway. Why should he give him the time of day?
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't think I was clear||
I wasn't saying what Gee did was worse than the buyout stuff by some absolute standard. I don't know enough about the buyout to make that judgment (and no, I'm not going to read Three and Out).
My point was (or was trying to be) that from a PR perspective there's simply no comparison. I didn't follow the buyout stuff. Maybe Coleman botched it. Maybe she should have been fired. I don't know. The point is, I don't care, because I don't have ties to the university besides being a fan of the sports team. If I did, I might.
The buyout situation is insider stuff. Outsiders don't care. But Gee's comments had the potential to damage OSU's reputation well beyond its network of alumni and donors. It goes to public perception, to the ability to recruit students, etc. If I were a person who took religion seriously (as many Americans do) I might be concerned that an institution that tolerates its leader poking fun at a particular religion might not demonstrate the respect for religious belief I was looking for in an institution. I think it's a much bigger deal than the way you're talking about it.
(And as an aside, I personally don't think the measure of the inappropriateness of the comments is his intention; to me the measure has to be the reception by the offended parties. Whether he intended malice is beside the point. The fact is, he called a whole religion untrustworthy and a whole ethnic group incompetent. Folks in those groups have justifiable reason to be offended, whether he intended offense or not.)
|1 week 6 days ago||Assertion != Explanation||
Look, I'm not an alumnus of either institution and I don't particularly care whose president is more awesomer and whose is just the worst ever.
I know to some people Gee's remarks might just seem like good old fashioned old boys club religious and ethnic insensitivity. So funny making fun of Polish people and Catholics. Long live the 1950s!
Set aside the fact that comments like these make me think he's probably genuinely an asshole.
He's the head of a major public institution and a person in that position just can't be that tineared to what will offend people, even if you're being jokey jokey. It's a PR problem on a much bigger scale than any football contract bullshit. The two are only remotely equivalent in your mind.
Number of Catholics in the US (as of 2010): over 75M (see here).
Number of Americans of Polish descent: around 9.5M (see here).
Number of people who still give two shits about the Rich Rodriguez buyout situation: Section 1 (see here).
|1 week 6 days ago||Or you could try my actual||
Or you could try my actual method, which is:
1. Try to do that thing above.
3. Wad the sheet up in a ball and stuff it in the closet.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's easy!||
1. With the sheet inside out, place one hand in each of two adjacent corners.
2. Bring your right hand to your left, and fold the corner in your right hand over the one in your left, so the corner on top is right side out. Next, reach down and pick up the corner that is adjacent to the one that was in your right hand (it will be hanging in front), and fold it over the other two; this third corner will be inside out.
3. Bring the last corner up, and fold it over the others so it is right side out.
4. Lay the sheet flat, and straighten it into the shape shown above.
5. Fold the two edges in, folding the edge with elastic in first, so all elastic is hidden.
6. Fold the strip into a smaller rectangle.
7. Continue folding until rectangle is the size you want.
|1 week 6 days ago||Thanks for reminding us that||
Thanks for reminding us that this, too, relates to Rich Rodriguez.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Big deal||
So Eric Cook made a couple of errors in this article.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Come on now.||
I know you're a Buckeye fan (or the weirdest contrarian Michigan fan ever), and you have a point about some people's Urb obsession, but you have to admit that if Brady Hoke were doling out nicknames to recruits based on the shape of their asses the Eleven Warriors message board would have some fun with it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'd say it's a tie.||
I'd say it's a tie.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||You can say that again!||
You can say that again!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Oh.||