Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|20 hours 22 min ago||That's so racist.||
/s but also kinda not entirely.
|20 hours 28 min ago||Phew.||
I thought it was a targeted ad based on cookies and tracking and whatnot. I was thinking, "boy, they've really done their homework on me. They are aware that I find tight sweaters pulled over larger than average breasts attractive. How did they know?"
|22 hours 16 min ago||Victory for the win.||
I've seen all of these but #3 and #10, and think Victory is head and shoulders above the rest. The plot is completely preposterous, but the all-star cast of big-name internationals made some of the game scenes unforgettable. And the musical score will stay in your head for, oh, 30 years or so? Wish MMB would make it a regular part of the repertoire.
The last 15 minutes of this movie are like crack for soccer fans. Don't have 15 min? Skip to 3:25 and watch the fancy backheel trick by great Argentine midfielder Osvaldo Ardiles. Other greats included Pele and Bobby Moore among others. Note to newbies: Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine were never great international soccer stars, but you know, box office and whatnot.
|22 hours 51 min ago||Since it's Columbus, this is going to be grudging.||
But well done, Columbus Crew dudes.
William Tecumseh Sherman. Born Feb. 8, 1820 in Lancaster, OH according to my infallible sources on the interwebs.
War is hell. True that, General.
Also found this quote which sounds like it could have come from Bo or Lloyd:
|1 week 23 hours ago||Is he bringing Jon Tenuta with him?||
As D-Coordinator? Cause that would be even awesomer.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Arrrrrgh.||
I've seen a little of Colbert out-of-character and think he's a decent, articulate, and obviously highly intelligent guy, but he's not that entertaining. His character, though, is iconic if only because he's so rarely distinguishable from the people he's satirizing-- and oftentimes they're exaggerations of him instead of the other way around. He's like a cartoonist whose subjects are more cartoonish in person.
Can't blame the guy for taking it... his audience will expand by an order of magnitude, just hate to see him dropped into that preformed environment and lose the nice complement to the Daily Show. I'm bummed.
|1 week 4 days ago||Dude, we get it.||
You have a serious case of angry white male resentment. We get it. You don't need multiple posts pointing it out as such.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Good.||
I'll take a middle linebacker with crazy eyes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"Unreasonably into sports"||
from the unaffiliated mom in Brian's section should replace the Emeril line on the masthead.
Good post. One nit Brian: there were no "dagger threes" in this game. A dagger three is a three that a team already in the lead makes to put the game away, more or less like a "nail in the coffin" but, you know, cooler. If you're "exchanging" daggers, they're not daggers. /semantic argument that no one but me cares about
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You're right.||
I believe they went +8 in that stretch or something along those lines, but I've already deleted the game from my DVR and wouldn't watch it again anyway.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||A moment of zen.||
Said it in the appreciation thread, but I'll let the guy say it for himself.
It's not some kind of eastern thing. It's a Midwest Regional Final thing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Cool.||
Keep sending shout-outs to Michigan come September. And yeah, the consistency of charge calls left something to be desired.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Sometimes the other dude||
just hits the damn shot. True freshman lining up a 22-footer with a hand in his mug? I'll take my chances on that shot in that situation every time.
Congratulations to the Big Ten Champions on a helluva great season. Love, love this team.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wow, what a battle.||
Could not be prouder of our guys. Phenomenal effort. Our last offensive possession was the epitome of this team's resilience. Give Kentucky credit-- they were far deadlier from 3-pt. range than I expected. A freshman steps up and knocks that well-defended shot down with 2.6 seconds left... what can you do.
"Sometimes you eat the bar... sometimes the bar eats you."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Fair point.||
You probably have to keep boosters away from the high school kids as far as recruiting goes much the same as you do today. But once they're in a school, my thinking is that if you assume a booster is willing to spend his company's advertising dollars on a player, that player is probably talented enough to command similar money elsewhere on the market. I doubt you'll get boosters paying someone a lot more than they're otherwise "worth" on the market* just to, say, keep them playing an additional year instead of bolting to the NFL, because if they're that good, they'll monetize from someone else anyway.
At least this gives the elite talent somewhere else to look besides those omnipresent "uncles" and sports agent wannabes willing to fork over a little spending money here and there.
*(my personal feeling here is that anything is "worth" what someone, anyone is willing to pay for it, but this is something of a semantic/economic debate, I guess)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Bingo.||
Then the free market decides many of the thornier questions that make a pay-for-play scheme otherwise befuddling/impossible to figure out. Who gets paid? How much? Who decides? Answer to all of these in a pay-for-play is far from obvious. But the market is great at deciding these kinds of things. Maybe the students can't use the University logos/uniforms(z) in the ads or whatever, but otherwise, what's more American than hocking products as a paid spokesperson?
The universities do what universities do... provide an education. If the players are talented enough to monetize their skills, let them have at it. That's probably some fraction of 1% of college athletes. Allowing endorsement deals reduces the hypocrisy and under-the-table dealing a good deal more than 1%, I'd wager.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Dyslexics of the world||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||So if I understand correctly||
a race of giant space ants is on their way to Earth and will soon enslave us all in their sugar caves.
It's never a bad time to stress that I welcome our new Ant Overlords.
I kid. Pretty cool discovery. Of all the tiny pieces that came from the bang, I'm glad I'm riding on this one.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Fuck Yeah.||
UMLS '05, smartest choice I've ever made in my life.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||For those uninitiated in Simpsons lore||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I'm really excited||
because I just saw an ad for a new Wes Anderson movie. New Wes Anderson movie!! I demand Muppets!
|6 weeks 4 days 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").
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe if he'd ease up on the kicking||
people wouldn't be so anxious to see him off this mortal coil.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Totally agree.||
I'm always telling people, "you know what this country needs? More people sharing their opinions on everything."
|6 weeks 6 days ago||His publicist should change the quote||
to "Pobody's Nerfect." It will generate less ire, because it's kind of cute.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||63?||
I'll take the under, unless the mods are off on Fridays.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Who comes off||
when nickelback comes in?
|8 weeks 26 min 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).