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|1 week 6 days ago||Second This||
You don't want to live anywhere west of the 101 if you have to make it out to Chino every day, but that Los Feliz/Eagle Rock area is nice for the most part and pretty cool neighborhood.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Wow||
So half the people think Money cruises to an easy decision and the other half think this fight isn't worth watching because it wasn't 5 years ago. Most pound-for-pound lists have Mayweather-Pacquiao as #1 and #2. The two best fighters in the world (still) facing off? Nah, you're right, not worth it because it's not when they were #1 and #2 five years ago.
Second, I think the fight itself won't be some kind of all-action slugfest, but it will be good. A slower, but more powerful Marcos Maidana gave seriously trouble last year in their first fight. Mayweather has struggled against quick southpaws in the past (Zab Judah knocked him down, but it wasn't called) while counter-punchers have had the best success against Pacquiao. I largely agree with the sentiment that if it goes to the judges that Mayweather will win, unless Pacquiao just unloads on him round after round after round.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Q&A||
Listen, I've lived in both DC (where Five Guys started) and California (In-N-Out) and the correct answer to this question is DELICIOUS!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||SHOCKER||
The real shocker is that a list of teams who have gone the longest without winning a championship didn't include the Cubs for once.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Animated Movies||
Animated movies, yes. And, I don't dispute that The Flash and Arrow are doing really well. But don't knock Agents of Shield. That show got really good starting with the 2nd half of last season.
And if you haven't seen Daredevil, it blows either of the CW shows out of the water.
I'm just disappointed that rather than do their own thing, DC chose to just copy Marvel's plan (and poorly, if the DOJ trailer and this picture are anything to go by).
DISCLAIMER: No DC movie has come out yet, therefore all these judgments are based on the tidbits of information and the aforementioned trailer/picture that has been released.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No Good||
This looks like the super gritty & grim tone that DC is extending to their entire movie universe. Superman straight up murders a dude. Batman and Superman fight because they're angry ARGH. Joker has damaged tattooed across his forehead.
I have as many DC comics as Marvel comics (well maybe not as many, but I have some good representation), so I say this not as one of those (Marvel pwns DC fanboys), but Marvel is killing DC when it comes to movies/television.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Yep||
This board has gotten really sarcastic as of late. I think we desperately need some news or something to get us back on track.
Or, we just keep making fun of each other and cracking jokes.
I'm honestly okay with either.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Here We Go||
So, here's the thing, Marvel changed the game when it came to superhero movies by creating a cohesive universe spread across multiple films (and now television shows). It was and still is a brilliant strategy. Because companies tend to follow rather than lead, DC says, "hey, we should do that too."
But, there's a problem. Rather than build off an insanely popular movie featuring a great actor in an unforgettable (and perfect) role, they decide to build off an awful film (I could list the myriad of issues with Man of Steel, but I won't). Oh, and after an entire generation spent billions of dollars fawning over a trilogy featuring their most popular character, they decide to recast said character with a polarizing actor/celebrity.
And, they hired Zack Snyder who has now made 1 okay movie and 2 really, really bad movies.
Still, that's not their biggest problem. Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge success. Iron Man was a huge success. You know why, outside of the MCU connection? They were fun movies. You enjoyed watching them.
This trailer makes me want to gouge my own eyes out with a fork. Everything is bleak and deadly and mopey. That's fine for a Batman movie. It's not okay for a Superman movie or a Justice League movie.
DC is trying to copy Marvel, but doing a piss poor job of it.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Maryland||
Lived blocks from the campus for a year and my wife graduated from there. Definitely NOT a commuter school unless you mean most people live off campus. Because a lot do, but most live within walking distance.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Hockey Bear||
The Harbaugh head flying from SF to Michigan was definitely the top of the most recent.
I TOTALLY forgot about Hockey Bear. That was amazing.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||ACC/BYU||
I think the Big XII will probably look towards BYU and Cincy when they move to expand. The lack of a conf. title game in football could seriously hurt them as bad as it did this year. They could've had a really good haul 2-3 years ago and grabbed Cincy/Louisville to pair with West Virginia.
As far as the ACC, when the whole realignment thing happened, I thought I read the ACC schools signed a pretty restrictive agreement with harsh financial penalities if they left the conference over the next 10-15 years.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Ignorance||
The boxing ignorance in this thread is outstanding.
First, yes, in 2010, Manny and Floyd were younger and presumably better, more athletic fighters. They were also P4P #1 and #2 in the world. Guess what? In 2015, on most respected P4P lists, Floyd is #1 and Manny is #2. Floyd's movement isn't what it once was (which is why Maidana was able to get on him in their first fight) and Manny's hand speed isn't as crazy as it was 5 years ago, but they are still the two best fighters in the world.
Second, the idea that Manny is somehow faded is ridiculous. He lost one of the worst decisions in boxing history to Tim Bradley, then got caught with an uppercut by Juan Manuel Marquez (who rather than being an "old Mexican dude" is still in many people's Top 10 P4P and a first ballot hall of famer. He then crushed Brandon Rios, easily outpointed Bradley in their rematch, and made a mockery of Chris Algieri.
Third, styles make a fight. Manny is a southpaw (Floyd struggled with Corley and Judah) who throws punches at absurd angles and never stops coming (see Maidana, Marcos). He's not considerably different as far as size/speed goes as Floyd (see Alvarez and Marquez). Floyd is the best defensive fighter in the world. This is going to be a really damn good fight with Pacquiao doing his best to corner Floyd or cut off the ring with his footwork so he can unload with combinations while Floyd waits for his time to counter.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||College||
I didn't go to Michigan. I probably dressed and made mysef look just as bad in college. That said, when I saw the article, I figured Brian had just googled 'Douchebag stock photo'.
|15 weeks 47 min ago||Misquote||
You're misconstruing what I said. If a source (let's say the SID for a school) says that they are telling you something off the record, you don't report it because then you won't have sources for very long and you can't do your job.
It's not about whether it's beneficial to the organization you're covering, it's about not burning peope who could potentially tell you things on the record at some point.
It's not a black and white situation, either. Maybe a coach says something like, "yea, can't believe this guy might be leaving" and you go with "sources say coach x is going to the NFL" and then the deal falls through, then half of this board rips said reporter apart for the dreaded "sources say" tag.
I don't know the back story so I can't say whether this was common knowledge and this guy is a huge Ohio State fan and wanted Weber to commit and so he didn't report it or it was just unconfirmed rumblings.
What I do know is that unless you are 100% certain about something, don't say anything.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||Journalism||
To be fair, even the best journalists will hold a story depending on the requests of the source. If somebody in Ohio State or UCLA's sports department, said, "hey, off the record, coach X is leaving in two weeks" and said journalist reported that fact then they wouldn't be a journalist for very long.
As for the coaches recruiting these kids, that's a different story.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||2 Games||
The thing that really, really, really sucks is that those two losses to NJIT and EMU are probably what's going to keep us out of the tourney.
15-6 (6-3) with losses at Arizona, at Ohio State, vs Wisconsin, neutral to Villanova, at Purdue, and home vs SMU would probably have us just outside the Top 25 and a solid 9/10 seed
5-4 or even 4-5 with a win in the Big 10 Tourney would've put us as 10/11 seed.
I can't see the committee taking an 18-12 team with home losses to the two aforementioned cupcakes unless they make a run to the BTT final. Even then, it might be a stretch.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||R.I.P.||
Great man and great Cub who I really, really wished had the opportunity to see the Cubs win one.
Rest in peace, Ernie.
|18 weeks 1 hour ago||Drevno||
Outside of the advanced metrics, most knowledgeable NFL commentators (specifically Mays and Barnwell at Grantland) considered San Francisco's OLine to be the best in the league over the past 2-3 years and then not so great this year.
|19 weeks 2 hours ago||Hahahaha||
Promote that man.
|20 weeks 14 hours ago||Corners||
Is it just me or are Alabama's corners (Jones and Jackson) really bad. Like shocked that Saban hasn't had them put on a bus to Panama by now bad.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Happening||
It wasn't going to happen, then it's happening, now it happened. HARBAUGH!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I can't put too many exclamation points.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Fans||
I can echo that sentiment. Obviously you'll have fans who like the Bears more than Michigan, but all things being equal, a great coach matters so much more at the college level than in the NFL (and that's with a personal belief that success in the NFL is largely dependent on your Head Coach and QB).
Yes, I just made the argument that college football and college basketball coaches should probably be paid more than their professional counterparts, especially NBA coaches.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||One Hour||
One hour in real time equals INFINITY TIME in MGoBlog time. So much has happened. I feel like Captain America waking up from his ice-related coma.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||Bravo||
I have nothing to add other than to say BRAVO folks for a thread that's made me laugh multiple times.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Just Put This Here||
I kind of mentioned this in reply to an earlier comment, but I'll just leave this here:
|23 weeks 2 days ago||NIT||
Like the year they went to the NIT and lost to Robert Morris? Yea, I'm with you on this.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Talent||
When you lose 5 Top 40 draft picks in two years and can't recruit like Kentucky, there's going to be years when you're not as good as you've been previously. John Beilein has made back to back Elite 8s and a Nat'l Champ. game with a school that hadn't made the tournament in the decade before he arrived.
We'll be fine. Just not this year.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Jesus||
Didn't anybody learn anything from the recent conference expansion. BYU and Boise State have the best football programs, but I guarantee you the other schools and the higher-ups in the conference don't give a crap about who's won 10 games every once in a while over the past couple of years.
The only thing that matters is "brand visibility", "television market share", and "program resources". The Big 10 added Rutgers and Maryland to get the BTN into New York and DC. That's it.
If you're looking for programs in major to decent television markets, plentiful resources, and some success in either basketball/football, then the two obvious choices are Cincinnati and Memphis. The geographic proximity to WVU is a bonus so the Big XII can say they're the conference of Texas, the Plains, and the Ohio Valley. Ohio and Tennessee are fertile recruiting grounds.
Not one of those schools will want to make the trip to Boise, ID once every couple of years.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I'm Skeptical||
I mean, this would be awesome if true. No other college coach can flash his Super Bowl ring at potential recruits or basically built the NFL's best offense for a couple of years with similar-ish pieces to what we have now.
|24 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm Just...||
Stanford's all-time winning %: .555%
Jim Harbaugh's winning % while HC at Stanford: .580% with one season over 10 wins (his last)
Miss. St's all-time winning %: .506%
Dan Mullen's winning % while HC at Miss. St.: .605% with one season over 10 wins (his last)
Obviously, Harbaugh has spent 4 years succeeding at the NFL level in an extremely high pressure environment so it's not entirely the same, but if we're using their FBS stops as a barometer, um, there's not much of a difference.