help i've been transported back in time to Jim Tressel's hiring help
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|6 days 23 hours ago||Condolences to Seth!||
My Dad is 78 and just lost his best friend from age 14 until a few weeks ago to a prolonged illness. He deals with my Moms degrading dementia daily under a late day torrent of uncalled for blame as she tries to hang onto threads of what was and lashes out.
He, like most men, is a problem solver. Unlike most he is first rate at it and complains almost never about any of this. I spent my birthday in TC with him and although I am not much for gifts these days i had the very best by sitting next to him with West Bay glistening and an Oberon in my hand while we talked for 40 minutes while ostensibly grilling dinner. We just talked about stuff and nothing but it gave him an adult interlude with a sharer of memories. He isn't so hail and hearty and the shoulders now droop and I know he is slowly passing the torch but it was the best thing in my life in recent memory to have that talk.
If it gives any of you any comfort as I think it did him I'll mention my main point in our talk. Through our children we are immortal. I told him I said this to a co-worker 10 years ago from Germany that was about to have his first child. Being German, as is my lineage, he scoffed at such unprovables and I then said to him wait until you see your Moms eyes or cheekbones in your young daughter. Wait until you see that your forearms and hands are exactly as you remembered your Dad's along the car window ledge as we made one of thousands of treks UpNorth to build a cottage and way of life. Ponce De Leone did not find the fountain of youth because he likely left her back in Spain or whereever he embarked from. Actors live on in film and we live on as cellular input through to our children.
Seth made me look at my hands. Thanks Seth.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||On the right hand of the Father, of course!||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Is he becoming his own bobblehead?||
What's with the head roll and bob. Pump faking the camera? Canada is such a cute state!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Most racists will tell you racism only goes one way!||
Not my perspective but its an easy tell.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Is JB making a play for the Clippers as new owner?||
Seems equally rational. Apparently there is a point where you stop feeding babies mush and they start feeding you. Some reach it unexpectedly.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Extending player "stipends" to Refs?||
Only blocking fouls against opponents will be called and there is no such thing as offensive goaltending. So far so good.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Ask OHIO or the SEC Teams? Seems to work there.||
Ebay is their sponsor but that contract may be up for renewal. I think the deer antler spray company and Bullough's PED manufacturer are jockeying for sponsorship position. Armstrong and Canseco are the pitchmen.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Now, yes! Since 1995.||
My block is just like it was in B'ham in the 1960's including my house being the same style and approximate age.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Oh great, now these goobers will vote us 15th in a coaches poll!||
There goes our chance at a non-shared National Championship! Maybe if some of the UM grad judges out there would commute more Tennessee player sentences then we could get back in good graces. That or cease televising games that bear witness to actual Tennessee teams actions versus legend.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||My Mom and I used to go there as a treat when Dad was travelling||
Early 60's to '72 we lived two blocks from there if you follow the street behind the HH business backlot downhill to the Rouge River. Park Street. Used to walk there or later go to Little Caesars first Bham strore the opposite end of Peabody's block facing Hunter (New Woodward). Our backyard was across Hunter from Poppleton Park and the neighbor was Olga Loizon of Olga's fame. Simple world back then.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry for the delay!||
I was making a distinction about the MSU case having certainly more factors for Title IX/trial pursuit versus Gibbons actually being innocent but a one night stand jerk. I am not saying he is but am concerned about the implication that a scorned date later gets a guy thrown out of college over nothing more than an ended relationship.Having had women make up crap about my career to further their own and thereby jeopardize my families livelihood I am not in the least ignorant of a womens abilty to lie to get her way. Fortunately their lies were so wierd and involved people in areas I rarely worked with or saw, let alone talked to, that they were found to be what they were which was false. No repercussions on the false accuser though which was interesting.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||And some just critique people who make sports too important!||
Where do they find the time to know the issue, statements and people involved and commenting and then pass haughty judgment?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I am defending Gibbons possible innocence and not Sparties!||
Whole point talked about one not two and began with only MSU may even be a case. Your jump far exceeds the other conclusions. Attaboy.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||What if it was your son and only one case (MSU) even exists?||
Having been a student in the MAC with roommates on both the FB and baseball teams and lived on the floors with the entire hockey team as well I personally saw women and mens behavior up close when intoxicated and how women gravitated towards these Big Men on Campus. I witnessed or saw nothing non-consensual but did see and hear about behavior from women that I am sure they later regretted. Under those circumstancs would you want your sons life destroyed by a jilted drunken escapade that she later regrets and tarnishes him with with a "he must be guilty" 51% new standard. I have a 17 year old daughter as well as an 18 year old son so want bad for neither but this new standard can get men tossed from college by the dozens if they only once act a consensual cad.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Still wondering why you all think he is guilty of non-consensual||
He supposedly either passed or offered to take a lie detector test and did not deny the sex only that it wasn't non-consensual. Any graphic quote from the interview doesn't change that. She also has admitted a previous relationship with him and that earlier they had oral sex that she does not want to talk about graphically (understandable).The MSU case a has a third party from the team saying it wasn't consensual and their police did want to prosecute unlike UM's where there was no victim wishing to pursue which is also different against the MSU guys. Re-connect this chain again fellas and tell me what I am missing about his potential innocence yet bad behavior (cad)?.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Can Gibbons sue those slandering him?||
Especially if he is not a public figure by choice but only by interview following his exploits as a student athlete under contractual obligation to fulfill his scholarship with the University? As a grad I suspect the continued tarnishing of his name won't sit well in internet infamy and given his willingness to take a lie detector test initially and given the other activities they mutually acknowledged ("relations with that woman"). Maybe he is biding his time waiitng for the next future defendant to join the future suit before the statute of limitations runs out and he must file?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Stepbrothers?||
Oh that John C. Reilly and Wil Ferrell. Such pranksters.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I hope headset class isn't too hard!||
Maybe we jump right to Google Glass on the sidelines.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||A Moment of Silence is in order!||
Hallowed be thy name.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Same changes to the Military have led to tenfold assault cases!||
Redefine all the rules and legal becomes illegal and power and agendas advance. Best way to hasten change that democracy just gets in the way of. Now who could we appoint more of that are not like those currently running things to tamp down a manufactured crisis?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Gibbons/Hoke "Family Matters"||
The quibble is falling! The quibble is falling! Jeebus! Isn't there an incomplete 8 piece jigsaw puzzle people could be better spending their minutiae on?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Is this what smart people do with tech skills?||
Maybe the dumb guy is too busy coaching and spending $4.1M per to keep up with all this wizardry?
|26 weeks 6 days ago||If the Lions hire Tressel ...||
...I will not follow them again until he and the stench of him is removed. Been a solid, beleaguered supporter for 45 years.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Time for a Spartacus, "I am Signacus" moment!||
Come on gif world help a brother out!
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I felt the same way going in and had the same surprise!||
I said earlier in the year that we should play two DT and not a NT and a 3T against the power teams and am not sure how much we used that against OHIO. With Pipkins out I wanted Henry and Washington all game with Black and Wormley used more as ends for contain. Thought i saw more typical 3T used and their larger experienced line manhandled smaller UM DL players all game. I guess you could say pick your poison as the pass was contained and Meyer would have done more spread passing if we did use a stouter line to load up on the run. I thought people say make Miller beat you with his arm so a lot of blitzing with lane discipline ala MSU approach may have worked if tried and we had the right people doing it. Borges may have saved his job and likely did but Special teams were a disappointment again and still. How does the rest of the B10 seem to have better than average kickers and UM struggles..I hope to see more ST focus and teaching and a QB coach under Borges at least for better results. Hart can replace Fred Jackson if he retires also. Hecklinski safe and a lhelluva recruiting coordinator.Poor tackling was again evident yesterday and stark compared to OHIO tackling. How good the LB coach (Smith) is versus Manning I question. Maybe red Deer antler spray like the other teams use is the answer?
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I've got a grenade. It's not||
I've got a grenade. It's not very good though. Yes.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah,I think drunk driving is way overrated also except...||
...last Saturday a Range Rover with 4 people in it sped towards me at 1:00 AM southbound in the fast lane on M24 as I was driving sober and northbound. I and three other northbound cars veered two lanes over avoiding this idiot as he then flew the median back to the safety (?) of his own southbound travails.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||My review is there and I enjoyed every minute of writing it!||
Scathing is tame.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Predictions UM 31-PSU 17!||
Devin manages game and he and Fitz cut back on negative yardage plays. Mattison dials up blitz pressure to rattle Hackenburg.
|45 weeks 20 hours ago||No more 3 Techniques! Pip and Washington and Heitzman and Clark!||
Collapse the pocket and force a decision and hope he is not up to the task.