"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|3 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously? You think that||
Seriously? You think that he's not a nice guy because he's in jail for armed robbery? Not because he probably MURDERED two people even though he was found not guilty? Hoooo-key-doke.
And I'm not comparing Frank Clark to OJ Simpson. I'm presenting OJ as example of where public opinion diverges from the results of the criminal justice system.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||First, Clark was found guilty||
First, Clark was found guilty because he pled to a reduced charge.
Secondly, criminal justice is something that informs public opinion but public opinion can and does diverge from trial results. I mean, OJ Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his wife and Ron Goldman. Ergo, he didn't do, right? And he must be an okay guy, right?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, but so what? The NFL is||
Yeah, but so what? The NFL is not a court of criminal justice. They get to decide who does and does not play in their league. Being found guilty of a crime is a simple yardstick for evaluating whether they don't want someone in their league, but it certainly doesn't have to be the only yardstick.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
Exactly. c.f., "we think that he made a mistake but we also think that he's contrite and will represent us well going forward" vs. "we think that he didn't do it". There's a giant, yawning canyon between those two.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||And even worse, they appear||
And even worse, they appear to be backing his preposterous claim that he didn't assault his girlfriend (modulo "hit" vs. "assault"). To me, that's the real jaw-dropper here. Not that he was arrested or pled or whatever. It's that he continues to lie or, at a minimum, dissemble about something awful, and the Seahawks are just fine and dandy with that *and* willing to publicly say that he didn't do anything wrong. It beggars the imagination.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The NFL can ban guys for||
The NFL can ban guys for whatever reason it wants. It's their game. Due process has nothing to do with it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Clark didn't hit her?||
Clark didn't hit her? Is that supposed to be some lawyerly distinction between "struck" and "assaulted"? If that's what he and the Seahawks are rolling with, it's some pretty weak sauce.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ting just resells Sprint.||
Ting just resells Sprint.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Totally not seeing that.||
Totally not seeing that. Kerridge is 1 on 2 against the end and the backer. Whoever he doesn't block is there for the tackle no matter where Fitz goes.
Watching this play live, I thought it was a misread by Gardner all the way, and I don't see anything in the clips above that says otherwise. He pulls, Kerridge blocks one guy, Fitz blocks the other and Gardner probably gets the edge if Funchess manages to occupy his guy for more than a second.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Math||
Ace was born in 1987? Jesus, I'm old.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||This wins the internets||
This wins the internets today.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||No chance||
Illinois tried to hire him last year and he said no. A guy who turns down Illinois isn't going to want a gig at Northwestern.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||CLARK SMASH!!!||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Co-signed||
There is no way that Maryland's travel costs are doubling. On average Maryland is only ~150 miles further away from Big Ten schools than ACC schools. And for football, the schools in the Big Ten East division will actually be closer than those in the ACC Atlantic division.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I really hate this No-Heart||
I really hate this No-Heart crap. As if the team was insufficiently interested in winning a Big Ten title or would have won the game if they'd just tried a little harder. This despite the obvious problem that they don't know how to play good defense. The No-Heart Theory says that they know how to play defense but just can't be bothered, which I think is really insulting to a bunch of kids who work harder than any of us probably know.
(Yes, I know Burke said it. He was angry and said something pat get his inteview over with. I'll bet he's taking it one game at a time and is just glad to be here too.)
|2 years 14 weeks ago||FSU||
There is almost no chance that FSU would be invited to the Big Ten. It's not a good school, isn't in the AAU and is a distant 2nd banana to Florida in their own state.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Agreed.||
It was a block. Given the way blocks are called now, which is to say that the defender cannot moving laterally at all. It wasn't immediately visible from the main game camera but when they showed it from a different angle, Burke got to a spot and then tried to slide a little more to his left because Berggren had seen him and was going to get by him.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||schtick||
I'm not a fan of Rafftery's schtick either, but he at least has some honest-to-god basketball smarts and can actually say informative things that add to my appreciation of the game. Vitale's logorrhea is comprised of almost zero substance beyond the blindingly obvious.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Vital = brutal||
His mindless jabbering is proverbial nails on a chalkboard for me.
Robert Montgomery Knight? Everyone DRINK!
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Crazymaking||
This was a completely crazymaking game from a offensive playcalling standpoint. MSU was well-prepped and knew exactly what was coming on many plays. Probably a dozen times I thought, OK, fake the inverted veer and toss it to the slot on a slant. Please please pleeeeez. But no.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||There's conservative and then||
There's conservative and then there's just being stubborn or lacking imagination or something. Conservative is refusing to take silly chances chucking the ball around (which Michigan kinda did anyway - Denard threw 29 times). Conservative is not running a QB draw right into MSU's obvious double A gap blitz for like the 4th time in the game.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Field Rushing||
I was on the field as a student once. I can't remember exactly when - I think it was Iowa in 1986. It also seems to me that it was vaguely half-assed. We ran around whooping it up for a couple of minutes and then scrambled back over the wall and went home.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Agreed||
I'm a barefoot 6'3" and Novak is definitely not shorter than me. He's slightly taller, although 6'5" might be stretching it.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I don't see Brian claiming||
I don't see Brian claiming that he should be the one to pick out the music.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Rule #1||
Rule #1: Football Is King
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Who peed in your Cheerios?||
Who peed in your Cheerios? Wishing a kid (and we are talking about kids here) good luck doesn't mean that you hope that his team beats Michigan.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I've seen that "do you want||
I've seen that "do you want to play Alabama" thing a couple of times now, and it never occured to me that it would be in any other context than what you propose. I'm actually having a hard time figuring out what other context(s) could even make sense.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Exactly. Thomas doesn't have||
Exactly. Thomas doesn't have to be Denard. He just has to be not-John Navarre. As long as he can run somewhat well, he's a constraint on the D and they have to defend him as a runner.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Yes. There's zero in the||
Yes. There's zero in the article that says Meyer is planning to do anything different beside run his offense faster, which is where the Oregon comparison comes into play.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||The only thing the article||
The only thing the article says about Oregon is that Meyer wants to run his offense faster - like Oregon. It doesn't say that Meyer is changing his offense to be like Oregon's, as the headline stupidly suggests. Miller says that's he's going to run the triple option because that's Meyer's offense. It's the same offense he used at Florida. It's not Oregon's offense.
I didn't say that it would be like Okie State. I said that in as much OSU's offense will be "modelled" on Oregon's in the form of up-tempo, they might as well have said that it's "modelled" on Okie State's also very up-tempo offense.