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|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah.....||
But the guy is right. He noticed something that everyone else is missing, and is right. He points it out, and someone moderates his post as "overrated". The opinion about replay is up for debate, but the guy pointing out that Segura should have been out is spot-on.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Folks harp on the kids and||
Folks harp on the kids and their degrees, but finishing the degree will always be there. An extra year of an NBA career is a bit more finite.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||4 starters?||
If we lose 4 of the guys that started the Championship Game, I will crap in my own hand. Tone it down Mr. Doom and Gloom.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Awesome||
Why thank you, BWW employee!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||With all due respect||
Go piss up a rope! No need for that BS. MONDAY!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks guys, gotta dodge some||
Thanks guys, gotta dodge some toolbar downloads, but the stream is good.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Couldn't agree more. It||
Couldn't agree more.
It drives me nuts to see OP's like this. As if offensive players are untouchable angles made of glass, and contact should always be the defender's fault.
How about some offensive players learn a pullup jumper from 8 feet instead of lowering their shoulder and going to the basket, knowing that most of the time the call will be in their favor?
I think that charges should be called more often. If the defender is in a spot, but shuffles his feet just a little, and an offensive player comes barreling down the lane at full speed into the defender, it seems to be that the offensive player had the most to do with initiating contact, right?
And the "restricted area" is silly to me. Why is there a portion of the floor that is exclusively given to offensive players? If the defender is in position, and gets smoked by an offensive player sprinting down the lane, why does it make a difference if his foot is on this line, or just outside it?
For those that say establishing position defensively and using your body to impede progress of an offensive player is just lazy defense, would you say that an offensive player is simply playing lazy offense if he does not avoid the defensive player trying to shoulder block him to the floor?
Do we all understand what the game would turn into if we removed the charge? Offensive teams full of Hulks with a handle, going to the basket like a dribbling fullback, smoking defenders, and a big shot blocker or two on defense desperately trying to avoid all contact with the ball handlers but somehow reach up and block their shot.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
This happened about 300 yards from my office. Condolences to those who were killed/injured, and those that lost their homes in the crash.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||You forgot GRIII. Yeah, I||
You forgot GRIII. Yeah, I know. Not enough minutes to go around. First world problems.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||One and done?||
Wasn't Jamaal Crawford a one and done guy?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, its a...||
Slow news day, isn't it?
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||Yaay||
I won something!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Facts||
The Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction criteria specificially states that off-field activities not be considered when voting on inductees.
So yes, he should.
As to whether the criteria should be what it is.....I am a baseball fan above all other pro sports. I loathe what the baseball hall has become, and how it is up to voters to suppose whether or not players used PED's etc.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||nope||
Cant beat someone up for saying Labatt's. Thats what i used to call it. Waaay back when, the label said Labatt's, and the tv ad did as well.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||"When you see/hear him yell||
"When you see/hear him yell at his teammates because he gets pick pocketed and no one yells to tell him a man's coming behind him --- that's not good. That's a poor attitude"
No, thats asking his teammates to be fundamentally sound. I didnt play hoops to the highest levels, but even I know that if a defender is approaching a ball handler from behind, you call out "wolf" or whatever the teams terminology is to help the ball handler. Obviously it depends on exactly what/how he did the yelling, but I am inclined to not think this is a big deal. I bet if Novak did that a year ago, it would be "leadership". If Stauskas does it now, its "poor attitude".
I did notice him getting pretty upset with the officials. I cant say that I blame him a bunch, as it seemed very one-sided. I dont think that Stauskas was any more upset than Morgan was at times. I did miss the play where he got hacked and didnt get back on defense. He probably does need to get a bit better at shrugging off a poor call, sure. But thats a lot of guys. Beilein players are better than most at hustling and worrying about bad calls later. Nik will get there.
The notion that he was missing shots and that was a cause for him needing to be pulled is a bit off. He is one of the best shooters in the nation, and he was getting good looks. Good enough that Rafferty on TV would be saying "Oh, you cant leave him open". Those threes dont always fall. He missed 3-4 good looks. You dont yank a great shooter for missing a few good looks.
On D, maybe he isnt Gary Payton. Hell, maybe he isnt average. But I simply do not see him as this big giant negative. I promise that nearly anyone being run through 3-4 screens in a row to get their man open is going to play less than flawlessly on D. I would have to go back and re-watch the game to see (and I probably will if I can find it), but I am not sure that the criticism of Stauskas' defense is warranted.
Not saying that Nik had a great game. But outside of not taking great care of the ball by moving a bit too fast on offense, I dont see a reason to be a message board poster composing multiple posts and paragraphs to illustrate the kid's poor play and bad attitude.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Best I could do||
Best I could do
|35 weeks 9 hours ago||A point||
Just a quick point, there is no locked fence, and probably no chance to spend the night in jail. You can walk right up to that gate. I took my in-laws photo in the same spot back in May.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Can check on that||
My neighbors across the street are alums and involved in the alumni association. I will try to catch them tomorrow and see if they have any info. I will probably create a thread or diary tomorrow with a few tips for fellow mgobloggers that may be visiting my city this weeked. Some tips on where to park to avoid traffic, some bars, etc.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
No problem sir. Your backup plan if Mulligan's is crowded is to continue walking NE down SR23 (the street that Mulligan's is on) and trying to find a table at Between the Buns, or Main Street Pub.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Try....||
Mulligan's sports bar. Big ND place, but the owners, Pat and Sue Mulligan are friends of mine. They are true ND fans themselves, but an opposing team's fan is welcome in their place and only teased good-naturedly as long as said opposing fans are chill. The place is within easy walking distance from the stadium, and it has the giant advantage of NOT being the hellhole known as the Linebacker Lounge across the street.
The food at Mulligan's is really good. If you see a big guy running around with a beercan stuck to his forehead and yelling "welcome home", and "as it should be!", go ahead and introduce yourself to Pat Mulligan, a helluva dude.
(source: I am a 13 year south bend resident)
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Call me||
Hey, I just saw you
Make a nice post
But it was shoehorned
You made it, almost.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Tiger fans count this as the||
Tiger fans count this as the 22nd perfecto in history.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||To be fair||
Just to give them credit, or whatever, Notre Dame is pretty consistent at always referring to their athletes by their academic class designation I believe.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I almost downvoted you for||
Insinuating that anyone who would dare downvote you would be an annoying 14 year old that doesn't like soccer.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||BEAT||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Nice||
No matter what they tell you in school, simply mentioning a person's race, religion, or ethnicity isn't offensive or insulting. Honest.
Fantastic. This times a million. People getting all up in arms when race/religion is so much as mentioned are tiresome and most of the time simply looking to get someone in trouble for doing so. In this case, the reference to Gottlieb being Jewish is 100% relevant.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Or...||
Or......that guy heard a rumor, but he isnt sure yet if it is solid.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Yeah, im not trying to be a||
Yeah, im not trying to be a jerk, or out her identity if thats not what you want for her, or maybe even not what she wants. I guess thats up to you.
I still simply fail to understand any logical reason to that desire.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Maybe its just me||
Maybe its just me, and I will almost certainly get negged here.....but I dont get why you would give enough information that people could easily google a few teams and schedules to figure out exactly who Megan is, but for some reason not just say in your threads at least which team she plays for.
I dont understand.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I say.....||
Every June/July this happens. Also, perhaps balloting for the MgoAwards (Team of the year, play of the year, etc.
100+ point users can submit a ballot. Perhaps require a $5 donation to Beveled Guilt, or some charity to cast a ballot.
Call it 75% to get in at any time. The classes are kept smaller-ish by allowing a max of 7 HOF votes on an individual ballot. This way, if there are several no-brainers, you can have a bigger class if the merit is there and voting support is strong and like-minded. If there are a few borderline guys and no really deserving ones, the vote will divide more and you will have a smaller class.
Love the idea of reaching out to any inductees and offering them an opportunity to write a piece for the blog upon inductions.
I would suggest for the first year, not inflating the amount of maximum votes on a particular ballot by a crazy amount. Three times the norm should be sufficient to begin building this hall with the obvious inductees, while also probably leaving some guys for us to debate/induct in future years.