a terrible blight on our fine country
- Member for
- 6 years 23 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|15 weeks 6 days ago||He only sleeps every other||
He only sleeps every other day, so what he means is he's on his 82nd circadian cycle.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Approximately zero of those||
Approximately zero of those folks started there. Having worked a bit with the Redstone Arsenal folks and some other government things in Huntsville, it is a city full of Northern or otherwise non-Alabaman workers.
I get that the original comment was "not a smart person in the whole state" and that's definitively not true, but don't mistake why Huntsville is so educated. Those guys didn't go to Albama for their PhDs.
|27 weeks 21 hours ago||A million is a lot crazier||
A million is a lot crazier when it doesn't start with a 20 grand bet. The dude owns two hotels on the strip so this is probably going to be a nice bonus that hardly registers on his dollar-o-meter.
edit: I see multiple people think "dude owns two..." while reading this story
|33 weeks 5 days ago||And the Washington Post||
And the Washington Post caught wind of it, no doubt from here given the linked tweets in the article. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/02/11/two-michigan-students-inexplicably-want-a-new-fight-song-possibly-featuring-eminem/?tid=sm_tw
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I will parse the words,||
I will parse the words, because any campaign that seeks to do anything and presents indefensible reasons (crazy and insane, in this case) alongside reasonable reasons (most of the rest of the words) loses some amount of its legitmacy. And frankly, if saying crazy makes my "fellow humans sad" then I'm at a loss.
The snow is crazy today, bro.
That juke by Denard was INSANE!
And on and on it goes. These phrases may underscore my lack of an expansive vocabulary but it doesn't make me offensive or derogatory.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||There may be merit in this||
There may be merit in this campaign for no other reason than it will force people to think about more descriptive and more intelligent ways to describe things (improving their vocabulary in the process) but if saying the word crazy makes you an asshole then we're pretty much in The Wave.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Nik didn't have Nik's handle||
Nik didn't have Nik's handle out of HS.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Gretzky, Jordan, and Cy Young||
Gretzky, Jordan, and Cy Young would all like a word with you.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed he's essentially a||
Agreed he's essentially a troll, but why in the post can he be a useless twit at the beginning and a useful source of official meeting happenings at the end?
Can't go both ways, especially given how much Rapoport has been shit on in these parts. Either he's credible on this matter or he's not. (He's probably not)
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Player unions are polticial||
Player unions are polticial because of the nature of unionization and are material to the structure and organization of college football in a way that the name of an NFL team is not to the league. Unions would fundamentally alter the structure of the game.
The name, though political in some sense, is a far more visceral and emotional issue which elicits reactions that player unionization discussions tend not to. And in general people have calmer conversations about issues on which they disagree, even very strongly, on the substance but from which they are emotionally detached.
I agree that adults should be able to discuss most any topic in a civil manner, but the reality is that it never works out that cleanly.
(And I say all of this as a long time DC sports fan who hates Snyder and supports a name change.)
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Even if we don't nobody will||
Even if we don't nobody will remember his name. He's trying to get his 15 minutes and will be forgotten imemdiately thereafter.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||The Duke bet is yours to make||
The Duke bet is yours to make as they play each other in two days.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Quote you: It's not, at all,||
It's not, at all, as dire as the news is making it out to be.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||The Niagara womens basketball||
The Niagara womens basketball team just HAD to try out this bus camping thing for two days on the side of the highway.
Also, dude, Buffalo complains about snow approximately never so that everyone is in a bunch about it up there might tell you something about the severity. They got nearly an entire average season in two days.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||.613...holy shit. Is that||
.613...holy shit. Is that normal in softball?
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I cosign this with all of my||
I cosign this with all of my strength.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Truth. My first interaction||
Truth. My first interaction with the site was reading a post of Rich Rod's offensive schemes over the shoulders of some OL in class in the early spring of 2008. MGoBlog was quite literally the most informative source for actual Michigan football players for a hot minute there.
Coincidentally, Obi Ezeh used to sit in the aisle and take naps during that class.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Celebratory Papa John's for||
Celebratory Papa John's for everybody. Except for that one guy who has to eat Domino's cheesy bread with a fork too long to use for all of eternity.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||That's right, we don't know.||
That's right, we don't know. And you cannot debate a counterfactual (as you suggest we do) in any way other than based in conjecture and coated in bullshit.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Not too surprising when you think about it||
This is gonna happen when (I'm pretty sure) both of these countries have or have had people on their respective currencies who were convicted of war crimes against the other side in an international court of law.
On the bright side, imagine drone wars over the skys of Anfield or Old Trafford. David Moyes is still looking for a new gig and he's pretty great at crashing and burning.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||That's a hell of a lot of||
That's a hell of a lot of lamenting
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I can't speak to the lofts,||
I can't speak to the lofts, but the rest of those are 100% intended for undergrads with their parents' money to blow and are no place for normalcy or adult behavior.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Oh hey Coach Reilly.||
Oh hey Coach Reilly.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Conceited. And is there any||
And is there any indication that this is true? He took time off, came back out of shape, but by all accounts was more or less back to where he needed to be, save for in the somewhat vindictive eyes of Klinsmann. Out of shape and 75% he is still inarguably better than Brad fucking Davis.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||What about scoring on set||
What about scoring on set pieces is remotely odd for the USMNT? If we have a calling card it is the ability of our trees to score set piece headers.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||The division title is||
The division title is necessary but not sufficient for the B1G title, so really both are true. Lose the division, lose the conference.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I'll take the bait. We do not||
I'll take the bait. We do not suck at soccer. We made it to the World Cup quarterfinals in 2002 (undone only by the screwiest of refereeing), finished 12th last time around, and were one half of soccer away from beating Spain and Brazil back-to-back and winning the Confederations Cup.
We are a solid international side that will lose more often than not to top-10 teams, but will usually beat those that we are supposed to beat. We have utterly dethroned Mexico and everyone else locally and are generally competetive with everyone else. As posited ad nauseum on here and elsewhere, Julian Green is not the answer and the cabal of -ish 32 year old players is not better than Donovan.
On another note, I will enjoy a Giuseppe Rossi-less Italy, not for it's merits but because screw Giuseppe Rossi.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Have they lost the||
Have they lost the opportunity for an NC this year? I think they have not.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||It smacks of ego and||
It smacks of ego and arrogance when players rep themselves. Suh in particular is a very good football player who has a track record of being a hot head on the field. I cannot imagine when the talks start that he's going to be able to keep his cool long enough to "negotiate" in an orderly manner, to say nothing of the fact that he just isn't a lawyer/contract artist.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||The refs in football,||
The refs in football, baseball, soccer, and hockey do not determine the actual score as much as they enforce rules. A touchdown is worth 6 points, however it happens, a field goal is always 3 points, a run is always one point, and goals are always 1 point. You may debate what preceeded the scoring of those points, but if you say touchdown I say 6 points.
After a figure skating (or diving or moguls or ice dancing or gymnastics) routine, you do not know the score unless you are deciding what the score is. Football refs may huddle on a PI or other penalty, but they do not huddle on the value of a touchdown. As for bobsled, it's timed with no other scoring component, just like the alpine skiing disciplines.