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|9 hours 47 min ago||I think by this point we've||
I think by this point we've learned that the counting our chickens approach to Michigan recruiting is kind of a non-starter. If they think they've found someone who can play, then why not?
|11 hours 3 min ago||Exactly, competitive salary,||
Exactly, competitive salary, big stage to showcase coaching ability o and a minimal, if any, move.
I really like this move as a next step for him, and if he can get the defense going again and provide a shot in the arm there and then move on after a year or two then this is great for all sides.
|1 day 20 min ago||Great news and welcome aboard!!||
Great news and welcome aboard!!
|1 day 5 hours ago||Man, I know he's from||
Man, I know he's from Indiana, but Purdue? Not going to lie, this feels a little like a eff you to Beilein.
|1 day 5 hours ago||This is a shame, I had high||
This is a shame, I had high hopes for him and was hoping he'd eventually turn it around and make an impact, best of luck to him and hope he finds a good mid-major home.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Two bad years in a row will do this.||
Two bad years in a row will do this.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I don't know, if you won that||
I don't know, if you won that first game when you schedule a team with a pulse you get a lot of momentum. You make a decent point, but I think on balance a big game to start the season can be very helpful.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Oh, go take a long walk off a short pier.||
Oh, go take a long walk off a short pier.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Much as I love them Spurs||
Much as I love them Spurs have blown it on multiple occasions throughout the year, but this year their success seems sustainable, I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do going forward.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Of all the times for Eden||
Of all the times for Eden Hazard to remember how to shoot............
|2 days 2 hours ago||It's not only that I didn't||
It's not only that I didn't like it, I just didn't see the point. Everything you are mentioning as a reason for the scene is a political consequence of an action we all knew Ramsay was going to take from the second he found out, "It's a boy." So if one is paying attention and gets the show, these are all things you can infer is going to happen without having to see the cruelty spelled out, it's getting boring. You see the point and trust the showrunners, I happen to think this is an area that they're indulging in a bit of overkill.
All I'm saying is that not all creative decisions are good ones, I don't necessarily think it's out of bounds to point out where there may be a problem.
|2 days 2 hours ago||As a Tottenham fan I want to||
As a Tottenham fan I want to say two things:
1. This is an awesome story and I am really glad an outsider team has won the title and, at least for one year, shaken up the Premiership.
|2 days 9 hours ago||The Story doesn't offend me||
The Story doesn't offend me
I will keep watching and I even like that the show will do some awful/shocking things. I just want there to be something behind it driving the story forward. I'm not feeling that from the great hound feeding of '16.
I get they're telling a story, I just think they're making un-necessary decisions that don't necessarily add anything to the story. I first read the books back in '97, so it's not like I'm going anywhere, I just don't think the choice is particularly creative, as I don't think it takes much creativity to go shocking, but they needed to fill scfreentime and wanted to take on the technical challenge of figuring out how Ramsey would dispose of his brother and then show it on screen. There's a lot of, "Can we do this?" over "Should we do this?" In this case the plot didn't really move forward, we all get Ramsay is a psycho and so the scene felt un-necessary. The show's still great, but this aspect of it is a weakness. So maybe let's give the whole, "If you keep watching the show, you can't criticize it." thing a rest.
|2 days 11 hours ago||The tea leaves were always||
The tea leaves were always there for Euron to have done it and you can introduce him equally as dramatically at the Kingsmoot as you can having him throw Balon off the bridge. Besides, as a confirmed skeptic about the books ever being finished, I'm calling this canon.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I was interested to see the||
I was interested to see the Euron killed Balon theory get confirmed.
I think the Iron Islanders storyline in the book just feels like a giant distraction in George's attempt to create an apparent Fodor's guide to Westeros. If it has a payoff then I will be happy to have gotten a glimpse into those inner workings, but for right now it feels like more time has been spent there than the anticipated payoff.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Good points, we may see the||
Good points, we may see the Manderly's and the Umbers together to set up the revenge plot aginst the Boltons and the Freys that so far has not been shown, "Frey Pie" anyone?
Sorry Ken725, it's been so long since I read the books I forgot that aspect of the Umbers, but from what I recall they are more captive to the Boltons and ready to turn on them vs. the Karstarks full support.
|2 days 12 hours ago||That is the best summary on||
That is the best summary on my thoughts on the books series and written much better than I would have. Bravo!
I think the main problem is that through book three there was a pace and a flow and you sensed they were building to something along with a mini-climax in Dany wanting to rule Mereen, Jon as the Lord Commander, etc., etc. I think he had a clear roadmap to that point and could write to it and frankly, a lot of is just a slightly altered version of the Big Fantasy Story Hero's Journey for several characters. I think he then bought into the hype that he was doing something different and so decided to blow things up and now has no damn idea what he's doing except for knowing the end is going to bring everyone back together.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Explicitly shown isn't the point||
Fine, so they have some sort of standard, great, here's a cookie for them.
My point is I don't need the tension and nerve wracking awfulness of it and I don't think the show does either, we've gotten the awfulness from Ramsay's character and storyline several times before, in fact I've gotten them enough to know EXACTLY how he was going to respond to Wylla having a boy. Once he said, "Send them to me." her fate was sealed and now we can spend precious camera and storytime on something far more interesting than how psychotic Ramsay is.
The brutality in King's Landing was a great way of showing the stakes of the Lannisters taking over the Throne and also why getting Gendry out of the city was a big deal, so I didn't enjoy the infanticide, but I got why it needed to be shown. Feeding a mother and her newborn infant to the dogs when we already knew they were going to die feels like overkill.
The copout point I also object to as this is a show that has established it won't flinch when necessary, they've earned the ability to be shocking and have people do horrible things. I just think in the Ramsay Bolton storyline they're starting to abuse it.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I do't agree with that reasoning||
There's a level of awfulness that can be referenced, rather than explicitly shown. My objection is that sometimes I think the showrunners think we're either:
A) idiots who need to explicitly be shown what happens to Wylla and the baby rather than be able to infer nothing good will happen once he kills his father and so we can move on to other things other than proving how cartoonishly evil Ramsay Bolton is.
or B) Masochists who get some weird level of enjoyment ofrcatharsis out of it.
Either way the fact that they always err on the side of wallowing in the depravity is wearisome and the story is good enough to not need to go to that well, every. single. fucking. time.
I'd prefer it if B&W had faith in the quality of what they're making and used shock when they need to, but right now this feels like overkill.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Martin quite clearly came out||
Martin quite clearly came out against the Wheel of Time Sanderson Hail Mary and didn't like Frank Herbert's son finishing the Dune series, so we'll likely never see the end of the books as Martin's writers block is too much. I made my piece with the TV show being the end of the story long ago.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Which was used to illustrate||
Which was used to illustrate the choice between knowing this was going on, acknowledging it was wrong and stopping it, vs. pissing off the one lifeline the Rangers had when going North of the wall. There was a storypoint there that serviced something besides Ramsay Bolton's cartoonishly evil act #378.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Please let the Tower of Joy||
Please let the Tower of Joy thing from next weeks preview be real.......
|2 days 17 hours ago||I really didn't want to laugh at that, but that was awesome!||
I really didn't want to laugh at that, but that was awesome!
|2 days 17 hours ago||The Umbers? Yeah, no.||
The Umbers? Yeah, no.
|3 days 1 hour ago||He didn't, but I don't think||
He didn't, but I don't think he and Tolkien see the world the same way, so it was likely difficult for himZ
|3 days 1 hour ago||Fast forwarded through that||
Fast forwarded through that scene, getting tired of it we all get Ramsay is an asshole and we've seen it over and over and some things can be hinted at rather than shown. Amazing show, but the Ramsay brutality gets tiring. It should lead up to epic catharsis if he gets what's coming to him.
|4 days 6 hours ago||They weren't playing very||
They weren't playing very hard in the bowl. Sometimes other teams don't take bowls very seriously, something I doubt will be a problem for Michigan.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Kind of, the rules are||
Kind of, the rules are evolving. If memory serves correctly he'll have to do two years active duty with an allowance to go to camp and then can serve in the reserves after. His service will likely be coaching at the academy or the prep school.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Interesting run on fullbacks,||
Interesting run on fullbacks, wonder if this means good things for Houma?
|4 days 7 hours ago||Awesome!!!||