"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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|9 hours 45 min ago||Sunny?||
We're deep into May gray with June gloom right around the corner. SoCal seasons are strange.
|9 hours 48 min ago||Goofy HR types||
I had an interview many years ago. At the end, the HR person sat down with me for another half hour to get my impression of the day. The entire time we were talking, she was busily writing notes on her note pad while never once looking down at her notes. That's an amazing skill. Either that, or she was just writing jibberish to look like she was doing something.
|2 days 7 hours ago||W Hockey||
somewhat selfishly, I'll say W hockey because my 7th grade niece plays on a travel team and would look really good in the maize and blue, but my brother is convinced it's too expensive and will never be made a varsity sport.
|2 days 7 hours ago||How fiendish of dweitzma||
He's been a member for over four years and has 2 points, so this was an incredibly elaborate plot by 1484 to see 4 years into the future to set up this ruse. How dastardly.
|2 days 9 hours ago||the EYBL||
I've never heard of the EYBL. Someone please tell me it's called the "eyeball."
|5 days 3 hours ago||I agree||
The Bo hat is the best. I don't like that fat yellow M they are wearing with the yellow bill. It doesn't say "Michigan" to me. It looks like some generic thing you'd find at Target or Sears.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Austrialian?||
What excuses your terrible spelling, mate?
|1 week 10 hours ago||What's up with the "Y" sweater?||
Talk about uniformz. Only one guy has an M sweater. Another guy has a Y on his chest. Some guys went with dark sleeves under sleeveless vests, a la Harmon Killebrew and the Cincinnati Reds. And frankly, that doesn't look like Maize to me.
|1 week 1 day ago||Indiana||
loses the underrated Tevin Coleman. That has to hurt their offense.
|1 week 2 days ago||cool image||
I can't wait to make use of that, "Flexible Interactive Space."
|1 week 2 days ago||Bigmouth strikes again||
Just heard that on the Pandora and I know I'll be singing that for the rest of the day, la-la-laaaa, BIGMOUTH! La-di-da,...
|1 week 2 days ago||I remember seeing two versions of that picture||
I'm pretty sure the other version included Lloyd Brady.
|1 week 2 days ago||I have an aquarium story||
In 6th grade science class, we were studying pH levels using bromothymol blue. I decided it would be interesting to test the pH level of the class fish tank. It's kind of hard to disguise the fact that someone dropped BTB into the fish tank, so my experiment was discovered immediately by the teacher. She threatened to keep the entire class after school until someone fessed up. I meekly raised my hand and admitted to the BTB affair.
|1 week 2 days ago||Purdue||
Maybe he's got a thing for the Golden Girl, or he just likes trains.
|1 week 3 days ago||flopping||
Maybe I'm just really old, but I think if NCAA and NBA refs started giving out technical fouls for flopping under the "unsportsmanlike conduct" provision, that would take care of flopping.
Unsportsmanlike conduct (also called unsporting behaviour or ungentlemanly conduct) is a foul or offense in many sports that violates the sport's generally accepted rules of sportsmanship and participant conduct. Examples include verbal abuse or taunting of an opponent, an excessive celebration following a scoring play, or feigning injury. The official rules of many sports include a catch-all provision whereby participants or an entire team may be penalized or otherwise sanctioned for unsportsmanlike conduct.
|1 week 3 days ago||Don's happiness||
I think he found his happiness when he was hugging the other guy who had the same problem as him. That's a scene that I'll rewatch as I think it holds the key to Don's future. The guy was complaining that nobody loved him, and wasn't that Don's problem? He was raised in a brothel and could never understand love. He went through woman after woman and they all left him. Ultimately, it wasn't about finding love outside himself, it was that "Om" 'ing he did at the end that shows he's finally found inner peace.
I think the Coke ad could be a Peggy production written or inspired by Don. She said something about him always coming back, so I think that's a clue about his future.
Also interesting that Joan trys coke, a drug, and then Don ostensibly writes the famous Coke jingle that sells another drug, caffeine. He starts as an ad man for nicotine and ends as an ad men for caffeine. Kind of ties the whole story together.
|1 week 3 days ago||Arya||
Why is she such a big part of the show (or the books for that matter?) Her storyline puts me to sleep. I hope she has some important part to play later on, because otherwise I'm going to be disappointed that they spent so much time showing her washing dead bodies. She's totally isolated from the rest of the GoT world.
|1 week 3 days ago||in my opinion||
Buscemi was horribly miscast as Nucky Thompson. I thought the first season or so was OK, but I didn't even get to the final season, and it's rare for me to give up on a show that early. They had only 4 seasons I think, and the storylines were all over the place. I never figured out why Nucky was an important character. What was compelling about him? He was just a centerpiece to tell all these other stories about Capone and Meyer Lansky and all those mob guys, but their stories didn't interest me.
Mad Men got a little repetitive in seasons 4-7 as they would face pressure from the outside only to be saved by some deal Roger cooked up at the last minute. I also think Mad Men got less interesting as they moved from the early 60's to the late 60's, perhaps because I was born in 1970 and the early 60's are more removed from my experience, so it was interesting to see that time period portrayed.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Correction||
99% of TV is a bag of shit, or 99% of TV shows are bags of shit. I don't normally do the grammar police thing (anymore) but I take bag of shit grammar very seriously.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||NFL =||
Notoriously Fisked Losers.
I could see Tom getting suspended for a game or two after reading the original report, but after reading the rebuttal, Goodell has got to go.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I have a theory||
Brian is actually Frito Bandito and Seth is MeanJoePa07 (that koala thing) and they are starting all the ridiculous threads to drive traffic on the blog to bring in that ad revenue. Even though it's the off-season, they still gotta eat. Dolla dolla bills, y'all.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||That's exactly||
the sort of anarchical hi-jinxs I'd expect from Bill the Butcher.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Our rival's colors||
When did Indiana become our rival?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Those are hideous||
fortunately saner heads prevailed.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I heard the interview||
Most of it, anyways. It was very interesting to me to the point that I stayed in the car listening to another five minutes after I arrived at work this morning. What Geaux_Blue left out of his recap was a section of the interview where Patrick is asking Webber about the documentary and he says, "Clown..." He pauses, and then starts a new thought. Normally Patrick follows up on that kind of stuff, but it was more of a softball type interview. Dan just had to ask the questions and let Chris take it from there. I can't remember the exact context and phrasing, but it was clear he was referring to Jalen as a clown, and that image of Jalen with his Wolverine hat (that plastic wolverine thing he wears) and baseball bat popped into my mind. It's clear they don't get along, but I don't have to tell you all that.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Cliff||
my former avatar agrees
|2 weeks 2 days ago||flourishes||
a counter-clockwise swirl, a pinch, or anything with a knuckle
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Nope||
I didn't misread the rule book because I didn't read the rule book. I was just repeating what I heard and read from three different sources. Next time, I'll go straight to the source. Still, for a first offense, I don't think anything extra is warranted.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Justification||
There is a preponderance of truth and the NFL can do what they want. I think a $25K fine, what the rulebook prescribes for doctoring a football, should be sufficient, but he'll probably get a couple games suspension. I don't agree with that. They have a fine in the rulebook, they shouldn't create additional punishments after the fact.
Pineda got 10 games for using pine tar, a second time, but he only missed 1 start out of 32. That's the equivalent of suspending Brady for a half. Anything more than a game would just be ridiculous pandering by the NFL to the non-NE fans.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||LeVert||
now that the NBA playoffs have started, I've been watching the Clippers more often. LeVert reminds me of Jamal Crawford. Long-armed, 6' 6" types that can shoot outside and have the ability to cover a lot of ground with 1 or 2 dribbles. Someone had a, "you should watch film of" diary a month or so ago about the basketball team. LeVert should watch Crawford get to the rim. He had some runners last night where he was able to get the shot off before Howard came over for the block. He also missed a lot of shots, but volume shooters will do that. Just watch the made baskets.