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|4 days 10 hours ago||Clark||
Whomever said Frank Clark sucked is dumb as all get out.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Terrible||
As terrible as this is, it's totally accurate.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Booze||
Is there free booze? Can I come?
|4 days 10 hours ago||Probably||
I'm going to probably not watch that game.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Darboh?||
A threat? To what? Fumble? Almost cost the team a first down?
|4 days 11 hours ago||Plus||
On the plus side, the defense is okay. Against Miami (NTM). So...
|4 days 11 hours ago||Kraft||
Go Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Fuck Chef Boyardee.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Mental Errors||
Beautiful summation by B10 Network sideline reporter.
Hoke paraphrased: "We had a lot of mental errors."
Who is responsible for those mental errors?
I know a lot of people here hate Bill Simmons.
In one of his gambling columns he mentions he bet against Buffalo against Miami because Jimmy Johnson looked like a real coach and Wade Phillips looked like a doofus.
You can parse out the rest.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Wow||
That was inexcusable. Seriously. The Shallman/Hayes thing you can't coach against. Same with the Darboh fumble.
Delay of game after a timeout on 4th and inches?
|4 days 11 hours ago||Gardner = Cutler||
As a Bears fan, I feel like Devin Gardner is Jay Cutler. All the physical gifts in the world, but has two very different personalities.
Good Gardner is Ohio State last year. He's a great runner, makes good decisions with the ball, keeps plays alive, and leads the offense.
Bad Gardner is this game. He looks hesitant. His reads are a second slow. He makes bad decisions that leads to turnovers.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Order||
Hoke: Is this Dominos?
Brandon: Sure is.
Hoke: I'd like two large pepperoni pizzas and a cheesy bread.
Brandon: That's actually 2 large pepperoni pizzas sponsored by Lexus and the AT&T Cheesy Bread.
Hoke: Whatever. How fast can you get here?
Brandon: I've got to try and boost revenues ever so slightly, so it might take a little while.
Hoke: That's fine. I've got nothing important going on.
|4 days 11 hours ago||So Far||
- Front 7 is really good
- Derrick Green seems to be better this week
- Delonte Hollowell
- Gardner's decision making
|4 days 12 hours ago||Green||
Derrick Green looks good at the very least.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Bo||
Since Bo died, this program has just had one soul dong punch after another...
- Lose #1 vs #2 to Ohio State
- The Horror and Oregon
- 7 straight Ls to Ohio State
- First loss to MAC team ever
- lost 5 of 6 to Michigan State
- bowl streak snapped
- shutout against ND for first time ever and first time period since 1984
- bowl game destructions against Mississippi State and Kansas State
- JT Floyd against Penn State
We hired Rich Rod and ran him out of town after 3 years when it became clear he couldn't put a functional defense on the field
We hired a coach that had a losing record as a HC in the MAC and Mountain West
This program is in shambles and needs to be overhauled from top to bottom.
|1 week 4 days ago||Stop||
Stop with the Nuss comments. We've been fine on offense. Defense is getting torched.
|1 week 4 days ago||Worst Call||
There has been a lot of awful calls over the years. That chop block call ranks Top 5 easily.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Talent vs Staff||
Again, just speaking from experience here but it's extremely common for a select few "talent" to have six figures salaries in that range at mid-market stations. There are many, many more people that work for a local television station. Behind the scenes. Sales. Creative. Most of us don't make $400k. Budget issues are very, very real at local television stations despite the salaries of the on-air folks.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||As someone who works for a||
As someone who works for a local television station and recently went through a similar issue with a cable company, telling the individual television station to "suck a bag of dicks" is misplacing your anger.
Cable and satellite providers often lowball television stations, hoping the threat of declining viewership entices them to take a substandard deal. The station claims DirecTV is lowballing them compared to other providers. DirecTV says they are trying to keep costs down for consumers. Considering WTHR is not a part of a giant media conglomerate and DirecTV is a large, multi-national corporation, I'm going out on a limb and saying DirecTV can probably afford it more than the station.
Especially since most local television stations operate on a very tight budget and the loss of substantial revenue from a cable provider could result in layoffs, cutbacks, etc.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||IIRC, a good chunk of that||
IIRC, a good chunk of that 242 was Devin Garnder doing Devin Gardner things and making the best of a bad situation or a designed QB run rather than Toussaint (or whomever) running through gaping holes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So, the opposite of Michigan?||
So, the opposite of Michigan?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Spielman||
For the record, I was bashing Spielman's ability to be a college professor, not an announcer. That said, I stand by my statement that f Chris Spielman was teaching a college course, it would probably not go well. Unless it was something related to football. He could probably do that okay.
McShay's grades were probably in relation to the NFL, then, which makes more sense.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Thank God Spielman isn't a||
Thank God Spielman isn't a college professor. He thinks Melvin Gordon is one of the best RB in NCAA, but gave him a bunch of Bs and Cs.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Not His Finest Hour||
The funny thing is outside of those two plays, Cameron was really solid in the back. But, he made two crucial errors and it might have cost us a spot in the Round of 16. Now, as Mr. Yost has pointed out, the U.S. is still in a very good position.
They advance with a win or a draw (Germany also advances with a draw, and there is a precedent for this sort of thing as has been pointed out).
Portugal would have to win 3-0 and the U.S. would have to lose 2-0 to get knocked out. If Portugal wins 4-0 and the U.S. loses 3-1, then lots would be drawn I believe.
Ghana has a better chance as they can win 2-0 and the U.S. can lose 1-0 and Ghana would advance.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Pass Completion||
Bradley has been awful today. Looks totally flustered. They need to close down that right side. Nobody looks on the same page. I have zero idea how it's still 1-0.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Response||
With Howard and Guzan (both World Class keepers), would you trade Howard for one of Brazil's field players? Howard for Dani Alves? For Hulk? For Ramires?
|16 weeks 16 hours ago||Left Mid?||
Left mid, you say, is our biggest problem? Hmmm, if only we had a viable, experienced option who could play out there.
Honestly, I wasn't up in arms like many people about the exclusion of Donovan from the squad, but it's become clear that the U.S. lacks playmakers (as you noted above). We weren't privy to the practices so I'm not sure how good/bad Donovan looked, but if you asked any USMNT fan who they were more comfortable with on the left, Donovan or Bedoya, 100% would say Lando. Especially, when Germany, Portugal, and Ghana are staring us down.
What is commendable is that it appears the U.S. has found a back line that is not just average, but good. With Fabian and either Beasley/Chandler on the flanks and then 2 of Besler/Cameron/Gonzo in the middle, they have speed, size, and the ability to cause problems going forward. With Howard in net, I see the potential for scraping out a 1-0 upset along the line.
Unless Jozy turns into JOZY! and Dempsey plays like he did in the Premier a few years back, it's going to be hard for this squad to score goals.
|21 weeks 5 hours ago||Boliva||
Ah, Boliva, how many nights I spent gazing up at your cloudless skies from the safety of my canopy bed nestled high in the treetops. I had been sent there on assignment by one of the old papers, before any malcontent with a keyboard could call himself a journalist. Situated in the southwest corner of Bolivia (who stole who's name is still a matter for debate), the region is largely autonomous. Sure, troops dispatched by the ruthless Presidente Dominosa stop in from time to time. They sample the local cuisine, stuffed beaver mostly, and chat up the local women, but cause no trouble unless you count the occasional bar fight. Very few men wish to trudge across the unforgiving South American desert surrounding Boliva's lush tropical jungle.
The Presidente calls the residents terrorists. The Bolivans call themselves freedom fighters. The truth lies somewhere in between those two extremes. While the Bolivians attempt to rankle the surrounding countries with veiled threats and hasty conclusions, the separatists pay homage to the old gods, including Ricardo Rodriguez, a Buddha-like figure, whom the Bolivans believe to be both the ultimate representation of chaos and order. They reject the modern notion that Bradorio is the one true God of the country, pointing to the Bolivians constant changing notions on whether to build a golden statue of the man or burn him in the capital's salt mines.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Kentucky||
I want Kentucky. Don't think they're disciplined defensively enough to hang with us. That said, if we do get Kentucky, it'd be awesome if Julius Randle goes pro right before the game. That kid is a monster.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||NCAA||
I blame the NCAA and their backwards policies that punish athletes who attempt to make money outside of the traditional framework.
I understand that a lot of the rules are to minimize the impact of boosters on a program. How is that working out so far? From Cam Newton's father getting a mysterious payment for upgrades to his church to Tattoogate, the NCAA policies have failed to provide a deterrent against this kind of behavior. Instead of cutting a check to those athletes in programs that bring in countless dollars to universities (the primary argument against athletes being treated as regular students), the NCAA forced the action underground, almost encouraging the involvement of shady third-parties.
This whole thing would have been a lot easier if players received a cut of jersey sales (Denard would make more than Brian Cleary), video game licenses (Ed O'Bannon says hello), and television deals (revenue sports benefit the most from this).
Greed killed college athletics as we know it. Super conferences. Corporate sponsorships. Denying athletes to make money through a sport that brings in millions to schools across the country. All of it is part of the same deal.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Gottfried||
Remind me to never pick a Mark Gottfried team to win a game in the NCAA Tournament again. His Alabama teams were the kings of underachieving, shooting themselves in the foot, dumb mistakes, you name it.