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|6 days 12 hours ago||Fred Jackson gives you an A+,||
Fred Jackson gives you an A+, but plusser.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Most of my life I was a||
Most of my life I was a pretty quintessential nerd, into many of the same things mentioned in this thread. I was pretty into sports as well, but typical of nerds I was absolutely rail thin and weak. 6ft and under 140 pounds for most of my adult life.
Due to a variety of reasons, I decided to get into weightlifting and in the space of a couple months I became a lifting geek. Unlike the typical gym brah, I like to compare popular workout programs, work on my form, don't do much bicep work, and despite all of that I still am not particularly strong. So yeah, I would say I qualify as a lifting geek.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Only someone irrationally||
Only someone irrationally blinded by sports fandom could hate Denard Robinson.
Some guys are assholes, and when he is your asshole you love 'em and when he is their asshole you hate 'em. Mike Hart falls into this category for me. I wouldn't expect any rival to have anything but dislike for him (especially Sparty of course).
Denard is not like that. He was extremely fun to watch and is just about the nicest, humblest guy you could possibly find. Stop me before I break into "I love you Denard"...
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke needs to figure out who||
Hoke needs to figure out who he is. The never-ending toughness rhetoric is completely at odds with the actual person. He seems like a nice, caring person who likes to form relationships and encourage people. That is great! Be a teacher, be a recruiting coordinator or a position coach, I don't care. Head coach of Michigan is just not for you.
It was so incredibly painful seeing Hoke's complete lack of fire in the face of adversity. He doesn't deserve the scorn I felt towards him, and yet he did sign up for the job.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||No, not in terms of the||
No, not in terms of the worthiness of the relative activities. I understand that some people will enjoy one and not the other. That is perfectly fine by me, no argument there.
It is confusing to me that someone who thinks it is worth their time to watch other people play an athletic game on tv think it is dumb to watch a competitive esport on tv. Reading this thread it seems there are a lot of them.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Indeed. It is also odd to me||
It is also odd to me that being a nerd is still seen as a bad thing by some people. Is not Game of Thrones, an epic fantasy, not essentially the most popular show on television right now? And isn't every other major blockbuster a superhero movie these days (not that I support that trend).
It seems so mainstream. Odd to me that video gaming still has that stigma attached while it is now relatively "normal" to enjoy nerd content that was once seen in the same light.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Cracks me up that so many||
Cracks me up that so many sports fans think it is weird that some people like watching competitive video games. How is it any more useless of an activity than watching other people play real games? The validity of watching esports is exactly the same as watching real sports. It is just a matter of preference or what you enjoy.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Even more crazy is that some||
Even more crazy is that some schools give people scholarships to run around on a field with a ball. Then pay an old guy millions of dollars to make the kids the best at it. Can't get my mind around this nonsense.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Before he got there, the||
Before he got there, the farthest VCU had ever made it in the tournament was the round of 32, and they had gotten there 5 times EVER. He made it to the round of 32 or farther in 3 of his 6 seasons.
His system won't work at Texas? Pitino runs an awfully similar system at Louisville and he seems to be doing just fine.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||People put too much weight on||
People put too much weight on NCAA performance when judging a coach. Yes he has had a couple bad exits in recent years, but his teams have consistently performed at a high level during the regular season. The tournament wins will come.
Texas isn't a basketball school but they are always able to get some great athletes who will be able to run his system effectively. I think this is a great hire personally.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Advice||
Shane to Denard: Denard! The defense keeps catching up to me when I try to run with the ball. What should I do?
Denard: (thinking)..... I can't say I have any experience with that conundrum Shane.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||His major problem has been||
His major problem has been hamstrings. That doesn't sound like something caused by football. I doubt basketball would make his hamstring problems go away.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Yes! Much appreciated.||
Yes! Much appreciated.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||This is somewhat tangential||
This is somewhat tangential to the article, but I don't know where else to ask.
A while ago in one of his numerous Brandon criticism pieces Brian referenced something (an article? a book? I can't remember) that talked about how modern companies have begun to focus on short term financials rather than care about the quality of their product. This is hurting the long term viability of these companies because eventually their product is crap and they can't compete even though they maximized profits for a few years.
Does anyone know the source that he was referencing? I have seen this trend in a number of areas and I would love to read the full article (or whatever it is). Any help would be much appreciated.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Ah, you reveal your||
Ah, you reveal your age.
Plymouth Salem is now Salem (not Plymouth) and their mascot is a rock indeed. Canton is still Canton. There is now a third high school which is called Plymouth High school, whose mascot is a Wildcat.
Fun fact, the winner of the community vote for Plymouth's mascot was "Plymouth Predators". Due to the negative connotations of "predator" it was changed at the last minute to the ever generic wildcat.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I am not the person in my||
I am not the person in my avatar.
Internet fame and glory to the first person who successfully identifies the person in my avatar.
I shall release further hints if no one can identify him based on current information.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Someone please inform this||
Someone please inform this young man that 'round these parts he shall be know as John O'Maize.
|30 weeks 9 hours ago||I don't have any gifs, but||
I don't have any gifs, but I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that Clark committed to a Brady Hoke Michigan team but then didn't commit to a Jim Harbaugh Michigan team.
I wish him well, but, uh....it makes no sense. Everything I ever knew about logic is failing me right now.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||I've always theorized that||
I've always theorized that Capn Crunch Peanut Butter is made with fine bits of fiberglass that slice up your gums allowing for direct injection of peanut butter into your bloodstream.
It is this fleeting but powerful high that keeps you coming back for more rather than the taste.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||If the price of Jim Harbaugh||
If the price of Jim Harbaugh is a slightly underqualified Tight Ends coach, I say we did alright.
|32 weeks 8 hours ago||Brian, thanks for this||
Brian, thanks for this analysis but I was actually hoping to get your opinion on the PSI of the footballs used in the Patriots-Colts game...
Just kidding of course. Interesting stuff. I know this is probably wishful thinking in the modern college game, but I really hope they try to get Peppers involved in the offense as well. Seems like even using him as a slot guy that only runs a handful of plays would be extremely dangerous. I doubt there are many college DBs that can run with him.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||That's absolutely ludicrust.||
That's absolutely ludicrust.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I wouldn't be so quick to||
I wouldn't be so quick to take the loss. Don is looking at the coaches retrospectively and not their attractiveness at the time of hire, which is unfair. I would say from that perspective this staff compares favorably with that one. It is quite possible Drevno, Durkin, Wheatley, and Harbaugh the younger go on to have glorious NC winning careers.
|33 weeks 4 hours ago||Their play styles aren't even||
Their play styles aren't even remotely similar. Manziel is an improviser/scrambler type while Mariota is much more of a pure runner/system passer.
Mariota won't be a successful traditional NFL QB (just like Manziel won't) but if any NFL team decides to try a college style spread Mariota would be the number one choice to run it.
|33 weeks 5 hours ago||I am really hoping he falls||
I am really hoping he falls to the eagles and allows chip kelly to build a true spread offense with a dual threat quarterback like he had at Oregon. I might actually watch the NFL if that happened.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Despite not being a prolific||
Despite not being a prolific poster, I was actually a regular lurker during the haloscan days. Took me a couple years to finally get an account, and I still don't post much.
I feel like I've pretty much seen it all, though.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||"remain calm"||
I just sold all my possessions, drank the kool aid, and ran around my street naked. Under the circumstances I think this was a fairly calm and measured reaction.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||One of the cool thing about||
One of the cool thing about coaching searches is that you learn about other people/coaches to root for. I started investigating Stitt after Brian brought him up and followed him on twitter.
He seems like a genuinely fun guy and a really smart coach. As silly as it is I will probably follow the rest of his career and cheer for his teams. Stuff like that is part of what makes college football so much fun.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||This was Dave Brandon's||
This was Dave Brandon's resignation speech to Jim Hackett.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||This is a good point. The||
This is a good point.
The biggest variable in everyone's evaluation of Mullen is how you take the quality of his competition into account versus other candidates. Even most advanced models have a difficult time taking into account how bad the teams he beat were and how good the teams he lost to were.
So to bring it back to your point, the pro Mullen crowd would disagree that he has a history of okay coaching. I'd say he pretty solidly outperformed MSU's historical average. This year put him on the map as a guy who could make it big, but I think he was already a solid candidate before this year.
Besides, look at the other plan B's that are popping up. Does anyone really want Schiano or Addazio over Mullen. Like, really? I just don't see the need for having that debate. The only real debate in plan B's is Mullen versus Les.