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|1 day 23 hours ago||ND looked very good||
ND looked very good offensively against Rice. I mean, historically good, as in I have not seen ND with a quarterback this good in 25 years. You would have to go back to 1988, 1989. I do not know how much of that was due to, perhaps, Rice being down from last year, and in any event not very good. Golston looked to be much-improved. He made several jaw-dropping throws, and showed terrific quickness in turning up the field and running. He has a higher ceiling than Gardner, and I think that is worth about a touchdown in the outcome, even with ND short-handed on defense.
To me, +5.5 sounds about right whereas the Sparty line seems unduly deferential to Oregon.
|1 day 23 hours ago||The team calling Saturday's||
The team calling Saturday's Michigan game was weak. Not so much biased, as flat-out bad. Some examples include fucking up names of Michigan landmarks and players ("Union Hall," what?); sarcastic banter where the lead announcer was calling out Galloway's down-field blocking ability (you have to have some credibility to take swipes like that); total lack of knowledge of Michigan personnel, or context for who was playing where; trying to make Peppers' injury into a storyline.
I would rather suffer Galloway than either Robert Smith or Spielman. Those two, but especially Smith, are glib, smug, and engage in subtle passive-aggressive Buckeye promotion. Herbstreit is very, very good. He knows what he is talking about and can call a game.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed re Bloomington,||
Agreed re Bloomington, Indiana. Wayyyy underrated, especially when you consider Bloomington (Illinois) is 38.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The top 3 on this list could||
The top 3 on this list could be in any order. I would put Madison at 1, followed by Ann Arbor, and then Boulder, but the one area that Boulder excels (skiing/outdoors) is not my thing.
Ames (5) versus Iowa City (9) is fairly amazing to me, but I admit I have never been to Ames. Iowa City is a blast.
Where this list breaks down entirely is the California analysis. Neither Santa Cruz nor Santa Barbara makes this list, but Claremont does. I have spent a bit of time in all three of these towns, particularly Claremont, and it is not even close. For a three block stretch, Claremont resembles a college town. But that is all you can say. It is the jewel of the Inland Empire, and the colleges are pretty, but it has a serious town/gown divide, and lacks both vitality and liveliness. But what is really just unconscionable is that Palo Alto does not crack the list. It is sterile, compared to places like Berkeley and Ann Arbor, but are there really 50 better college towns?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yoga||
Good call. I would skip the optional vinyasa and stay in downward-facing dog.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I suggest the Whataburger||
I suggest the Whataburger Bowl. Three Phoenix locations, per google. A sly, and ironic nod to the late, great DFW, who presaged this era of corporate sponsorship run amok.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||When the author does not||
When the author does not frame the issue without imflammatory rhetoric, or drawing questionable analogies, that is when you know you have encountered flamebait (which is really clickbait).
|22 weeks 6 days ago||This is easily my favoirte||
This is easily my favoirte thread in quite some time.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||This is 100% a rumor planted||
This is 100% a rumor planted by Woodson's agent.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||That is a harder shot that it||
That is a harder shot that it looked like in real time. A runner in the middle of the paint, with all momentum carrying forward. Watch that replay again, just watching the shooter's feet, and how he twists his body. Sure, if you are living or dying by allowing those shots, it will be a short Tourament run, but that is a lower percentage shot than a pull-up, under control, jumper, or allowing him to go all the way to the rim.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I'd rather play Ohio than the||
I'd rather play Ohio than the Huskers. What has hurt Michigan this year is teams with quick guards who can penetrate and/or hit 3's. Gallegos/Petteway have that slash/splash look, not so much Ohio.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Well, Michigan loses if GRIII||
Well, Michigan loses if GRIII does not drill the three to bring them to within 1.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Inside D got even worse when||
Inside D got even worse when Morgan went out with 4 fouls.
They secured the 2 seed with the win. Anything else is now frosting.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Actually thought it was good||
Actually thought it was good defense at the end there. Levert over-extend, over-playing the jump shot and taking it away, and then Michigan had help at the rim. Left the offensive player with only a runner, when he wanted to either pull up or go to the rim.
Still: luck haz a blue hue this morning (Pacific time).
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I take your point re||
I take your point re differing standards for acceptable conduct, but this I think you have to apply a reasonableness standard (reasonableness may vary a bit by the workplace, i.e. what's reasonable for bartenders in Vegas may not be for officer workers here in SF). I think we agree Richie crossed it here.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Did you actually read the||
Did you actually read the report? The activity described there is not typical. It goes way beyond ribbing, or even hazing. It is way over the line.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Agree 100%. Here is a link||
Agree 100%. Here is a link to a summary of the worst of it. This would get you reprimanded, perhaps even fired, in any workplace in America. And rightfully so. You have to forget this is a lockerroom, or football. It is also a workplace, your teammates are co-workers, and the activities and insults described here are totally beyond the pale.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||That is just delusional, on||
That is just delusional, on the Pistons' part.
|30 weeks 18 hours ago||That place just looks like||
That place just looks like college.
In my first years on campus, I usually went to Village Corner, and in later years Big 10 party store. Now Blue Front and Big 10 are gone, and VC moved away from campus. Brutal.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||That is awesome. It has been||
That is awesome. It has been a difficult three months for the Board, but things like this are why I keep coming back.
|31 weeks 36 min ago||"If they don't like the deal,||
"If they don't like the deal, they have every right to enter the free market & sell their skills there." Not according to the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, they don't. Athletes have fought that battle and lost. The NFL and NBA, at the NCAA's request, require athletes to have post-high school experience. College players are barred from the relevant labor markets due to dubious regulatory concerns.
If you are truly a free-market thinker here, you say let colleges pay stars according to their potential value to the program. What you are supporting is actually a captured regulatory state.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||We Still||
We Still On
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Rewatching the last ten||
Rewatching the last ten minutes. Levert and Stauskus got fouled on back to back possessions around the 4 minute mark. Beilein is rightfully livid.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Breslin is burning...||
Breslin is burning...
|31 weeks 4 days ago||It's an OJ injury (he||
It's an OJ injury (he supposedly did a similar thing once he had learned his wife had been murdered, thereby providing plausible counter-explanation for injured hand).
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Regarding (2), what was the||
Regarding (2), what was the issue with the Florida State game? Ugly loss, and the idea was that heads should roll?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I make no attempt to say||
I make no attempt to say these are objective, but here are my most memorable moments:
1. Spike Albrecht's first half of the NCAA title game
2. Going for two at the end of the Ohio game
3. The Gardner/Gallon show against Notre Dame
4. The no-call to end the Niners/Ravens Superbowl
5. The goal line stand at the end of the Akron-Michigan game
6. Trey Burke's steal to ice the win against Michigan State
7. Papi's grandslam in the ALCS
8. Wisconsin half-court shot to force OT at Wisconsin, and OT loss
9. Trey Burke's deep 3 against Kansas in the Sweet 16
10. Missed field goals in OT against Penn State
Looking back there are more highs in an otherwise shittastic year than it felt like going through, but many of the football losses were just numbing and/or expected.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||And if goes back on his word||
And if goes back on his word and takes the Texas job, he will have taken Bo's name and words in vain, and God help him then.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||That is a remarkably upbeat||
That is a remarkably upbeat way of looking at it. Good to see the DOOM has not got to everyone.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||LOL at the idea that the guy||
LOL at the idea that the guy is in line for a "big pay day." Who do you think has more of an incentive to lie: D J-K because he is "bitter"? Or Iowa and Ferentz to protect their multi-million dollar position, and largest revenue generating enterprise, respectively? It is a text-book PR move to paint a whistle-blower as someone who is "bitter," and has an "axe to grind."
Without knowing the quality of the information here it is hard to judge, but at the very least I say have an open mind.