landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|4 days 15 hours ago||It's a wolf. An imaginary||
It's a wolf. An imaginary one. It served its purpose to the plot. It's death makes you sad. It helped save its master. It gave you a sense that I would be important, and it was.
It also plays on the original trope -- this won't be a happy ending. The Starks aren't the heroes, and they won't reunite to right all of the wrongs done to them. This isn't that kind of story.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Maybe, but Lewis was a better||
Maybe, but Lewis was a better man defender at the same stage in his career.
Its not a knock on a guy to frankly discuss any weaknesses he might have. Nobody is trashing him.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It's certainly possible, but||
It's certainly possible, but there is a more "charitable" reading. From the first moment, Paterno only cared about what damage it would do to the program to have this come out. So he buried it. And then he was on the hook for all the other burials.
I don't think this makes it any better. At least the couple of pedophiles makes some sense. You could expect one to cover for the other. But to cover up for one just because you're worried about the bad PR of outing him and having justice done? Paterno was a fraud and a monster.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This is why I have never||
This is why I have never liked the idea of Cole moving inside. Despite having a frame more suited to C/G than T, he has never been stout enough for my liking. I've said this in every thread since he came in.
Not that I think he won't develop. But his strength is that he's pretty light on his feet. Putting him inside sort of negates that. And although it will probably work out in the end, partially because a lot of his assignments will be easier than single-blocking Mone, I don't like the idea of negating a guy's main strength.
Mone uses his hands really well for a guy who hasn't played much.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You mark.||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not misunderstanding. If||
I'm not misunderstanding. If the LS wins the job, he will be more valuable than most 6th rounders. Most 6th rounders take that bonus and then get cut. In all likelihood, this guy will, too. So, you're just arguing for them to take a player you knew in college. Then you'd put him on your "sleepers" list. And he would likely get cut.
As for the ticket argument, that's really weak. I would prefer they win games, but they don't. I would prefer they create their roster exactly by my specifications, but they don't. I'd prefer they hire the coaches I want, but they don't.
There is also no real connection between my ticket money and the player's salaries. I buy a ticket and get an experience in return. I don't get to determine what they then do with that money. I also bought a Windows phone. For that money, I get the phone. I do not get to dictate what Microsoft does with that money. It's now in their operating revenue. I do not get to decide what materials they use to build the phone. I do not get to decide what players populate the Lions roster.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||There is a high probability||
There is a high probability that none of the players you mention make a team. That's why arguing about 6th round picks is stupid, and amounts to you wanting your team to draft guys you have heard of.
Suppose you wanted Burbridge. There were 5 WR drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 draft.
- First was cut in camp, signed to another practice squad, and then signed to another team. He played in 7 games. No catches. 500 return yards, including a TD.
- Second made his team. Appeared in 10 games. 2 catches for 22 yards.
- Third was cut in camp and ended up on another teams practice squad.
- Fourth was cut in camp, never signed anywhere else, and is now a Saskatchewan Rough Rider.
- Fifth made the team but was placed on IR. Zero catches, zero yards.
Two out of the five made active rosters. One has ever made a catch. One is a special teams regular. Two more are practice squad players. The other a total washout.
This is what the 6th round is. A crap shoot. And if the LS makes the team, he is at least as valuable as that return man and probably more so.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Not a Lions fan. As an||
Not a Lions fan. As an impartial observer, I like their draft. OL is their biggest need, and it is not close.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The rookie will make a lot||
The rookie will make a lot less than the veteran, and will probably do just as well. This can let them release Mulbach and save some money, giving them a chance to sign a few undrafted guys, who are just as much a crapshoot as 6th/7th rounders.
6th rounders probably make the team at about a 15% clip.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Pats get median-NFL level||
Pats get median-NFL level starters out of the late rounds, which is a nice accomplishment. But their line is not good, and hasn't been good in years.
They haven't had a 1000 yard rusher in quite a while and probably won't. In the passing game, they have become a primarily 3-step drop team, and their protection is at least part of the reason.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||There are?||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||And whatever the reason may||
And whatever the reason may be, it is NOT the charlatan's pseudoscience.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||What if they just set the||
What if they just set the annual limit at 17?
No increase in scholarships, so Title IX is not implicated.
Do we just want a higher limit because we are worried a lower limit might hurt our team?
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Agree 100%. The fact that the||
Agree 100%. The fact that the 2014 class hasn't developed a bunch of starters and contributors has as almost as much to do with the 2012 class being great as it does 2014's talent. There are only so many starters on a football team.
It might end up being a bad class, but it's too early to tell.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||In the blog's defense, the||
In the blog's defense, the post is primarily about recruiting, and walk-ons aren't usually recruited. I don't think it was meant as derogatory.
That said, I think people should forget about recruiting, stars, and scholarship status as soon as the guys get to campus. They're all Michigan ballplayers.
I've a friend who kept hoping for the Glasgows to be replaced by scholarship recruits. This despite them being the best players at their respective positions and having spools of film showing that the Glasgows were in fact good. And the recruits having never played a down. The recruiting news industry has created a class of really weird fans.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Is there any evidence Pipkins||
Is there any evidence Pipkins was going to be in the rotation? We were pretty deep across the board, especially before Mone went down.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This is true, but not really||
This is true, but not really the smoking gun you think it is. Fact is, a starter has more personal incentive to come back from injury than does a reserve. He might be looking at the NFL. He's certainly looking at more PT if he gets healthy. Whereas a reserve player when faced with the same injury will use that to his advantage -- free school, no more hurt.
So while there is a correlation, it isn't always the school pushing the backup out. It's often the player calling his playing career quits. And I don't think anyone has a problem with that.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I disagree with your||
I disagree with your assessment, but 'quality' isn't even the point, really. The point is Cruyff's brand of football, via Barca, has gone on to have an effect on Germany's most important club, and will be making some mark on England soon.
Total football went from a Dutch thing to an international thing, and it is because of Cruyff (and Michel's) at Barca.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Oops. I know that, of course,||
Oops. I know that, of course, but I'm also an idiot.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||His greatest accomplishment||
His greatest accomplishment is his effect on the current Barcelona setup. Cruyff is credited for bringing Total Football to the Bernabeu, where it has mutated into the famous tiki-taka. Barca dominates with it. Guardiola took it from Barca to Bayern and next England. And Spain used a core of Barca players to become one of the best national teams in history.
The effect he's had on world football through Barca is pretty much unparalleled.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh uber alles.||
Harbaugh uber alles.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||WD's other, other alter-ego.||
WD's other, other alter-ego.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Judas looked like he was 12.||
Judas looked like he was 12.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Reminder: Don't tweet||
Reminder: Don't tweet fucktapes to recruits. Or anyone.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Also fair. Special teams were||
Also fair. Special teams were weird because they were good for most of the tenure and went off a cliff in 2014. Field goal kicking was good, as you stated. Punt returns were good with Gallon and Dileo, and we had a few blocks if I remember correctly. Then 2014 was a disaster in all aspects.
We will always disagree on defense, I suppose. Yes, they bent maybe a bit too much, but they did a good job of keeping everything in front and I think every defense Hoke fielded was good enough to win the conference if paired with a good enough offense. They weren't dominant except in 2011, but I think Hoke could have fielded a dominant defense last season around that DL. We probably would have looked a lot like Penn State, though, totally wasting the good defense.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Then again, defensive||
Then again, defensive development and deployment were the reasons we were even competing for the conference championship.
That's why the grades are a touch harsh. He deserves a D and an F for offense, but the defenses were solid to good, so I think they should be more like a C and C- overall. The man just couldn't coach offense at all.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I agree, but not because #7||
I agree, but not because #7 was that great. The original trilogy were full of great ideas, but weren't great movies because George Lucas is a hack who cannot direct actors at all. Those movies are full of actors spouting terrible dialogue pretty much against their own wishes. My God, the acting is utter shit.
At least the new one features actors who believe in their roles and the things they are made to say.
|14 weeks 15 hours ago||We're kind of talking past||
We're kind of talking past each other here. It's not that any info on a phone is hidden forever. If I'm arrested and charged with a crime, I expect the police to go through my phone. I don't own an iPhone, security isn't a big concern of mine. This isn't about the data on the phone or any notion of specific phone security. What is at issue is that in this case, the police are trying to order a private company to do it for them by creating a new product which will hurt the company's reputation.
Older iPhones don't have the feature that this one has, whereby it wipes all data after 10 wrong pin entries. If they had an older phone in their hands, no one would be bothered by the police cracking it. But Apple gas created that feature as a consumer product that people now expect to work as advertised -- they paid for it to work. Can the police force a corporation to defeat it's own products against its will and thereby harm its reputation?
That it is a phone is just happenstance. That it is even a security issue is just happenstance. It could be the government ordering Ikea to create a self-destruct button on futons. This would ruin Ikea in the market through no volition of its own.
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||The difference with safes is||
The difference with safes is that no one expects them to be totally inviolable. We expect that of our iPhones, whether we should or not. So, can the government force Apple to change that? Legally, maybe, if the Court says so. But I don't think that legal determination is made without considering the economic effect this will have.
I think the FBI could legally compel Apple to open this particular phone, just as they could legally compel ACME to open a particular safe. I'm not sure they could legally compel Apple to create a product designed to weaken the security of all of their phones and thus damage the brand. Just like I don't think they can compel ACME to create a master key that would unlock all safes.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Not to be a twat, but I saved||
Not to be a twat, but I saved you a few hundred words when I typed "shared legal heritage."