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|18 hours 1 min ago||We continue to be undefeated||
in practices. We didn't have a single game week last year where Coach Hoke didn't say "we had a great week of practice." I don't follow any other teams so I have no idea if other teams are as good at practice as we are. We are really good at it.
|18 hours 9 min ago||Two Takeaways for me||
1. This kid has really matured in a year. He handles the repetitive annoying questions with the skill of an NBA veteran and doesn't roll his eyes at all.
"Are you going to play this year?"
"I really don't know."
"Would you like to?"
It's a stronger man than I who can refrain from saying "Seriously?" or "Clown question, bro."
2. He's not even going to start jumping for another week, and even that sounds like baby jumps. Maybe in a parallel universe he plays a few minutes in the tournament if we're up 50 on the final weekend, but not in this one.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Fuck Yeah.||
UMLS '05, smartest choice I've ever made in my life.
|1 week 18 hours ago||For those uninitiated in Simpsons lore||
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm really excited||
because I just saw an ad for a new Wes Anderson movie. New Wes Anderson movie!! I demand Muppets!
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Please allow me to congratulate you, Ace||
for being one of the few media personae to use the term "dagger" correctly (instead of confusing it for "game winning shot" or "a good three pointer" or "any three-pt shot" or "any shot that goes in the bucket, generating points per regulation scoring in basketball").
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe if he'd ease up on the kicking||
people wouldn't be so anxious to see him off this mortal coil.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Totally agree.||
I'm always telling people, "you know what this country needs? More people sharing their opinions on everything."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||His publicist should change the quote||
to "Pobody's Nerfect." It will generate less ire, because it's kind of cute.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||63?||
I'll take the under, unless the mods are off on Fridays.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Who comes off||
when nickelback comes in?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I think that last point is particularly important||
What's the longest stretch of time we can point to where we had an absolutely firm idea of our defensive philosophy (i.e., at the positional level) and what type of athlete we want at each spot? It takes years of consistent recruiting and player development to reach elite status as a unit on that side of the ball, and every reshuffle, in a way, just feels like restarting the clock yet again.
1. Believe in your system.
2. Recruit the players who are the right fit, not just the most starry.
3. Coach and develop with consistency over several years.
I don't know man. Yes, trust the coaches yada yada, but Jake MF Ryan was pretty comfortable where he was and good at what he was doing, as ugly as OSU was (which you're not going to convince would have been different with the new scheme the way our DL was getting blown off the line).
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be Captain Obvious||
You cared enough to click on it and post a comment. So the answer to the question you pose is... you.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I totally empathize with the southerners||
We've also been getting hit pretty hard out here in the Silicon Valley area the past week. We've had a lot of clouds, and a couple of days ago it rained. This sucks, people are freaking out. We're all in this together, folks.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Sweet Jeebus.||
Someone order me some subs, 'cause that video is crazy.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Does it count||
If he's wearing Beats by Dr. Dre?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||So sayeth||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||This raises that other question...||
WTF is the deal with Narduzzi still coaching at MSU? Why isn't he the head coach somewhere else by now? What, is he waiting for Saban to retire?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This happens all the time||
I went to grad school (at Northwestern, no less) and received a full tuition scholarship for each year, plus a living stipend. I paid no taxes on the scholarship, and paid tax on the stipend just as anyone would for normal income.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||If you're giving those public service shout-outs anyway||
could you also say "pancreatic cancer is not ideal"? Because I don't think this point gets emphasized as much as it should, and as a result, there may be some confusion about it in the general populace. It's really not ideal, not at all.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Nice work man!||
Quick thinking. Thanks. Holy crap, that was seriously violent.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||This is great news||
have always wondered what Fran Tarkenton is like in person.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Class act all the way.||
I was about as neutral as you can get throughout the game, but after watching that display, I wish I'd been pulling for the 49ers.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||To my ex girlfriend*||
It was an awesome few months.
I know I talked often about settling down, but I didn't mean with you personally.
I wish nothing but the best for you in the future. Good luck finding another guy who will tolerate your friends.
With love, Me
*this ad paid for by new, hotter girlfriend from a rich family
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This was 10 years ago in Chicago.||
1. Realizing I was old: I was walking on the sidewalk in downtown and a couple of college-aged young ladies came up to me. "Excuse me, Sir, do you know how to get to such and such?"
WTF? Are they talking to me? Sir? That was devastating.
Also, the fact that this story took place 10 years ago also makes it worse in a meta-way.
EDIT: 2. Feeling less old: laying down some pipe with cute 20somethings. Its toolish and douchey, but I'm telling you, it works. My sister insists this is a path to spiritual emptiness, but I have to tell you my spirits are pretty damned good. My hair stayed dark, I haven't gained weight, my blood pressure is low, and all these things will be even better if Nuss works out.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Coach-in-Waiting||
Has pretty much gone the way of social security, man. Yes, it exists, but no one getting into the system now really expects it to be there years down the road.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Advice to Coach Nuss||
If you get to 26-for-26, stop right there bubba. That next carry for 1 yard just isn't gonna help.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Sweet Jeebus.||
The apocalypse is officially upon us all. Repent, sinners! Repent!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Great post. That sums it up.||
But you know what the entire net of this post was for me?
It reminded me how much I miss Denard.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Several of the great OC game plans in recent UM history||
were courtesy of Coach Borges: the 2012-13 Outback Bowl vs. SC, the 2011 and 2013 OSU games, and the 2011 Nebraska game. There were other great offensive performances, such as ND 2011 and 2013 and Indiana 2013, but I always viewed those more as attributable to outstanding playmaking by the QBs and WRs more than the O plan, though obviously you can't separate the two entirely.
Wish everything had worked out better, but Coach B is a good guy who did the best he could with the cards on the table. Wish him the best. Thanks Coach.