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|3 hours 16 min ago||Probably not..||
There is no question our curent generations live with little need to no "need" be tough.
Combat seems to be the only reason people are okay with some violence. The last massive "land war" was roughly 50 years ago (Vietnam) and those vets are slowly dying off as is their influence. There is no "need" for Americans to be tough anymore or to put there children in the slightest harm's way. We will let other people do that.
Then, those other people will eventually be tougher than us. Historically, that has been a problem for cultures in power.
I just think that people will realize that we are being a little too overly-concerned about these things before it is too late and come up with some reforms for the game. We have done it in the past. It will always be a tough game and sometimes it is okay.
FYI - A good read: http://www.history.com/news/how-teddy-roosevelt-saved-football
|17 hours 28 min ago||maybe||
Lots of HS teams put their best athletes at RB?
|1 day 1 hour ago||Who are you?||
Who are you to be embarrassed by a college player's actions? I guess if he did something malicious or horrible, then you might feel embarrassed for the school. But, if a kid just acts like a kid (immature), who would be embarrassed by extension? You're either his mother or you are overly sensitive....
|4 days 4 hours ago||Ithaca||
... is gorges!!
|4 days 5 hours ago||Humblebrag?||
First, obviously you should be proud of your daughter. Even if this is a humblebrag, its one I can get behind.
Second, if she is really considering those two schools, then I would have spread them out more. She needs to see what South Bend and Evanston are really like aside from a short campus tour. Spend the night in South Bend and see if she likes the feel of the campus/city aside from the formal tour. Same for Evanston. (She can determine whether she will need a car, what the social scene is like, what type of culture is around the school, etc.... The city of Ann Arbor played a big role in my tme at Michigan after 4 years.)
If she is not seriously considering either school, then why waste your time? But, if you want to go, but you don't really want to give either city a chance, then I would suggest hitting the football stadiums and trying the best restaurants that you might hit up on game day.... because you are really just scouting them as future Away Game destinations for her and her friends.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Two biggest losers in sports||
Two biggest losers in sports history? How are the Cubs going to play the Lions?
|1 week 23 hours ago||western michigan||
WMU has a med school too. it might be as good as State's too. I don't know. neither is as good as Michigan's AFAIK
|1 week 1 day ago||Its not a community college,||
Its not a community college, but it's academics are not on the same level as UM. I think that's the point.
|1 week 2 days ago||I am not a woman and I am not||
I am not a woman and I am not concerned about unwanted pics of me, so no worries here.
|1 week 2 days ago||giving them what they want.||
You guys who recount bad stories and say you will never go back: You do realize you are giving those fans exactly what they want. You are letting them "win." It might be rough, but maybe tough it out?!?!
|1 week 6 days ago||Lighten up, Francis.||
Lighten up, Francis.
|1 week 6 days ago||This reallly...||
...made me laugh... Thanks.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I am an od man...||
I was on this site long before points and I don't know why I should care about them....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Of course||
There are always multiple fctors that are in play when making broad analysis. My premise is that the coaching of Narduzzi is a more important factor than QB play. It's about wieghting the facotrs. Some are much more important than other factors.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I usually don't walk away just because a good point is unpopular||
I knew lots of people would downvote beacuse:
1. Beat MSU/OSU first.... yada...yada..
2. Don't look like we care about the MSU game.
3. I have taken some unpopular stances in the past (about not persecuting college kids on message boards).
However, I think I made a solid point based on the numbers over the years. No one has really disputed it and most people just add other factors (recruiting, reversion to the mean, etc.) The point still stands.... its just those people that don't want us to talk about MSU that are failing to focus on the football discussion.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah...||
I didn't give that much thought to my example. I guess Oregon works too. I think about the NBA and how it seems teams rise year after year and then fall off a little year after year.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I agree on all accounts. I thought the TOC thread was dumb and then it occurred to me what the real issue was with MSU. I hesitated posting anything. I don't like to give them too much attention or respect, but then I thought... its Rutgers week...then another bye....then Illinois.... what do I have to look forward to.... oh yeah, the next big game. Maybe this thread is a few weeks premature.
I am just coming off the high of a ton 10 matchup and looking forward to games that are more than just potential stumbling blocks.....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
They are the next "big game" this year and recent history makes me think about it more than it should. I have no problem seeing that fade away in the months and years to come though.....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||One year turnarounds||
are not impossible and are more likely with the talent level of UM vs. Pitt. But, an exception does not prove the rule.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Iowa||
Iowa does not equal "suck" or "done." Iowa won their division last year and is a solid program. Can you see the difference?
I am say8ing they will be solid. The question is whether they will ever regain -- on a consistant basis -- the one thing that made them the best of the Big Ten.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Pattern||
BUt, there is pattern over years of the defense getting worse. It isn't just a random down year. It is a trend for the side of the ball that made them what they became for a while.....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The point is...||
MSU's defense wasn't built in a day and took a while to fade once he left. Narduzzi can't turn a defense around in 24 hours. It takes time to establish yourself and your mindset. It also lasts a while after you leave.....
|3 weeks 1 day ago||furbush||
pretty sure I saw him get a tackle on special teams
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I will try...||
Thought about grabbing a beer downtown, but going to tell the wife about this and see if she is up for it. Sounds like a great idea.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||24-3 Michigan||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Also.....||
I will be there too!!!
4* - Peter Klima (#7.5 ABV)
(Sorry, old and lame joke, but excited for the game!!!)
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||Protect and respect?||
Nobody said we had to show some "respect" to PSU players or "protect" their feelings. The issue isn't that we need to go out of our way to make them feel better. The issue is that we want to direct our disrespect of JoePa and the administration toward them. There is no reason to go out of our way to do that to send a message to a dead guy and his family. It's about not conveying our sentiment at the wrong people (not that those people need any protection - it is just wrong by us).
Its just not a well thought out way of sending a message. Also, what is the message? I think the message is that we won't forget the "cover up." I think that is a fine message. Let's not forget. Let's just direct it at the school and not the players.
BTW - I am also not a fan of "booooing" our own team when down at halftime. I am not a fan of boooing the other team when they enter the stadium (and saying "you suck"). I mean, I get it. I used to do it. But age has taught me its a bit childish....
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||I was looking for this...||
... and nobody in eyesight in our section did it. Thankfully. What a dumb idea. The message is fine. The method (turning back on the current PSU players) is simply the wrong way to do it though.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||BBC. V bb||
BBC. V bb
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Ohio State plays a completely||
Ohio State plays a completely different style of offense. Much like Rich Rod's teams that put. Up gaudy rushing numbers against weak defenses, so does theirs. Harbaugh's offense is more versatile. It depends on pro-style plays. Guess what you don't see in the pros? Lots of rushing or man spread attacks. Why? You know that those things can either struggle or cause lots of injuries nice the competition Lela is good. The UFR today really got the emotional fanatics in full swing I guess