"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|3 days 5 hours ago||A-Level Coaches||
I thought it had already been firmly established that none of the "A-Level" coaches have any interest in coming here as long as Brandon is still around. And that's as good a reason as any to can him - his continued presence is actively interfering with the success of his Department's most important program.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Straw That Broke the Came's Back||
That's actually a perfect metaphor for what's happened here. In a vaccum, neither the losses nor the Morris issue would have caused such a shitstorm. But we don't live in a vaccum.
Less precisely (but more dramatically), all I'm saying is that Coach Hoke's failure on Saturday was our assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
And if my friend wasn't a drug addict, he wouldn't have to deal with all these "fairweather friends" telling him to go to rehab.
Obviously, we have problems, and almost everyone now recognizes that fact. Why are so many people's defenses of Hoke premised on "yeah, but what if we DIDN'T have problems?"
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Brian Cleary||
That would be RS Sophomore and cooking blogger par excellence Brian Cleary.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||6 Rushing yards for WSU?||
I didn't watch either game, but I just checked the box score - WSU only managed 6 rushing yards (not sack-adjusted, but still). What was the deal there? Does Rutgers actually have a decent run D, or is WSU just incompetent?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||He said running backs, not||
He said running backs, not minor deities.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I am going to trial because||
I am going to trial because you don’t understand what a blooper reel is?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Games During Student Breaks||
Looks like we don't have any big home games during breaks in the academic calendar when students are gone. Big improvement on previous years, where it seems like we've always had an important late season MSU or OSU game during Spring Break (or a big non-conference game like Arizona during Winter Break)
These are all the home games that occur during student breaks:
I guess the worst one is....Illinois? I'll take it.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||To be fair, those are two||
To be fair, those are two damn good receivers, both probably Top 5 among guys we've faced in the last 5 years. Kinda funny ND couldn't do more with two future solid NFL starters at WR.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm not arguing that the||
I'm not arguing that the bullpen isn't terrible, but it seems strange that so many people are complaining about it after this game.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Concept: 10/10 Execution:||
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||International Border||
I know next to nothing about boating, but my biggest concern would be not doing anything to run afoul of US or Canadian Border Patrol. Make sure you research that aspect and make the relevant "check-ins" and what have you, because illegal crossings can entail several thousand dollars in fines, not to mention impoundment of your boat and a (hopefully) brief detainment in whatever processing facility they take you to.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Too far.||
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, that's the only reason||
Yeah, that's the only reason I knew it.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||MLB vs NFL||
I'm not even much of a baseball fan, and I agree with you totally. MLB is way easier on your body, and usually pays better to boot. Only downside is the long season.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, man||
I don't even follow recruiting and that was still my first thought.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||1/2 Empty||
The "half empty" thing isn't unique to the NBA though.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah - he said||
Yeah - he said "mid-level".
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Late Amaker years||
I was there too, it was weird.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Seinfeld||
I remember not loving the Seinfeld finale at the time, but in retrospect it seems pretty appropriate. They didn't really care about giving people what they wanted.
|30 weeks 7 hours ago||Just as those not based on||
Just as those not based on equations are inherently flawed for different reasons. By using a static, transparent equation, formulae like KenPom's at least give us a consistent starting point for scrutiny and debate, as opposed to human polls or "proprietary" ones like BPI.
|30 weeks 19 hours ago||I don't really love Oberon||
I don't really love Oberon either, but I'm definitely not a Whitsun fan. It's been a while, but I remember it having the mouthfeel of like a peppered Bud light. Which probably only makes sense in my head.
|30 weeks 19 hours ago||People eat dinner at Whole||
People eat dinner at Whole Foods?
|30 weeks 19 hours ago||Oberon Availability||
No, it's seasonal in Michigan, and in most places I think, though I know Florida also gets it year-round.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Wichita State Geography||
It's not just the potential Louisville matchup that screws Wichita geographically.
Let's assume the high-ish seeds win out in the Midwest. EVERY SINGLE ONE of those teams is closer to the round site than Wichita St. To wit:
Driving time to St Louis
1 - Wichita: 6:22
8 - Kentucky: 5:01
9 - Kansas St: 5:24
Driving time to Indy
1 - Wichita: 9:53
4 - Louisville: 1:43
5 - St. Louis: 3:43
2 - Mich: 4:04
3 - Duke: 9:16
Now obviously some of this is just Wichita being geographically somewhat isolated (and a bit unlucky that there's no Kansas City site this year). And a few of them (Duke, KSU) are obviously not significant differences. But man, it's not like there aren't some teams hanging around other regions that couldn't have been swapped to help out Wichita (in particular swapping out Kentucky would have been nice.)
(Times per Google Maps)
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Throwbacks||
I'm honestly not a huge fan of them but I appreciate that they're legit throwbacks and not "throwbacks", so I'd be cool with it. Wish teams did it more often, us included.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Very helpful||
Yeah, I'm sure that's what he meant.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||5 + 3 - 1 = 6?||
Maybe there are like 7m people who have both.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Lineage||
You don't expect to see a Lineage avatar on a sports blog - maybe we should do these intstrumental hip-hop/jazz/etc threads more often.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Antonio Jeremiah||
"Jeremiah was nothing more than a bit player who suffered a knee injury going into his final season. A fitting end to a failed tenure."
Seems a little mean-spirited, no?