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- 50s: Elvis
- 60s: Beatles
- 70s: Zeppelin and Stones
- 80s: Michael, Springsteen, Madonna
- 90s: Garth Brooks
- 00s: Eminem
- 10s: too early...I mean, the decade's only half over, folks. Seriously, if Robin Thicke does one more hit, he could take it over.
- 50s: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis
- 60s: sorry, can't come up with any others--not into the psychadelic stuff and prefer the early Beatles to the later
- 70s: CCR (nine #2 hits and many other great songs)
- 80s: U2, Mellencamp, Run DMC
- 90s: Bell Biv DeVoe. They started what I consider "hip hop," as the style of dancing had as much to do with it as the style of music--it became so popular that all rap stole the term and is now applied incorrectly, imo. When I think of hip hop, I think of the Live Girls from the TV show "In Living Color."
- 00s and on: turned 30 and by rule stopped listening to current music. If you're over 30 and listening to popular music, grow up (j/k).
- OSU: TOP = 23:01, 45 plays for 216 yards (and they had 2 TOs)
- Oregon: TOP = 6:49, 22 plays for 75 yards
|10 hours 36 min ago||Yeah||
I can definitely see them hating him b/c he used to recruit their kids away to Paramus, but I don't get the use of the future tense.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Obligatory|
|1 day 10 hours ago||http://bentley.umich.edu/athd|
|1 day 12 hours ago||Just found this||
|1 day 12 hours ago||Anyone know where this is from?||
Seen something very similar on hockey jerseys.
Oh...and send up the signal to WD for this topic. Can't believe he hasn't been on this thread yet--must have class or some other silly excuse.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Hmmm...||
Kid looks really athletic and quick for a guy his size; reminds me of Lewan (in a good way).
|4 days 10 hours ago||Played.||
|4 days 12 hours ago||Going by OP's criteria||
"Define a Decade"
Hard to believe that no one put country music in the 90s. Shania Twain had the best-selling album of the decade, and Garth had three of the top ten. Country music exploded into the mainstream, so much so that country artists appeared on SNL at a rate like never before, country-themed restaurants came on board (Lone Star Steakhouse, Cracker Barrel), and CMT/GMT became sustainable cable channels. The yuppies of the day wore cowboy boots and ten-gallon hats and went to country bars. NASCAR might owe some of its popularity to country music. All of this due to NAFTA and outsourcing of manufacturing, as well as Toyota and Honda manufacturing in the south, such that a lot of folks left the rust belt for the sun belt.
Now, I can take really good country in small doses, but by no means am I a fan.
As for the list, I'd like to list my personal influences (that aren't on the list above) from each decade:
|5 days 52 min ago||Hmph||
Looks to me like Spanky is really saying, "HAR-BAUGH!"
|5 days 22 hours ago||Yo, Wolverine "Devotee"||
Still want that old fogie Red to retire? Clearly the game has passed him by, right?
|6 days 19 min ago||I was 6 when Lytle went beast mode...||
...on the Bucks in Columbus in 1976. He was my brother's favorite player.
I met Lytle during a book signing sometime in the nineties, and I was shocked at how little this former bruiser was. I can totally see how he had to be as tough as he was to get what he got out of himself. Lytle was (and is) determination and passion personified.
Still, even as a former coach I can't help but feel how terrible it is that our sport essentially requires kids and young men to put their bodies through this kind of torture. And while I get that these people choose this sacrifice for their glory, it bothers me that we ask for it. I wish football (and sports--and hell, life) didn't require this great a sacrifice for people to feel that much joy.
I coached the secondary during my days, and I had a starter severely sprain his ankle during fall camp. This kid was a senior who had worked his butt off to turn his lanky, cross-country-esque frame into one that could produce on a Michigan High School Athletic Association Class A football field. I had worked with him very diligently, even spending hours after practice with him. I often matched him up with our best receivers in 1-on-1 drills when he was a junior (and senior) to prepare him for his moment when it presented itself. No one believed that this kid could be a quality starter, but I had faith that not only could he do that, but he could be all-conference.
Unfortunately, this injury happened just as we were about to unleash this kid on unsuspecting opponents. The school had one athletic trainer (with no assistants, paid, volunteer, student, or otherwise) for the entire school, and he wasn't exactly Dr. Oz out there. Moreover, our head coach challenged his toughness much in the same way that Bo did with the aforementioned walk-on RB, and the way that thousands of coaches do with thousands of young boys and men. I didn't think anything of it at the time, and while I disagreed with the tactic, I wasn't strongly opposed to his method. After all, he had used it to great success in a lot of games with a lot of players who went on to B1G and even NFL careers.
The result in this case? A player who needed to be damn near, if not fully, 100% to be able to produce played the first game of his HS senior year at about 60%, didn't heal quickly or properly, and wasn't really himself until late in the season. But when he did get back to full strength, he shut down a MAC-bound WR on the #4 ranked team in the state, leading us to a monumental, glorious upset.
I gave him a huge hug to him after the game, and apologized to him after our team banquet for our program not giving him the opportunity to do this for more than just one game--all in the name of "toughness."
|6 days 39 min ago||Uh, what?||
I think the point is that it is tragic that this "old school mentality" is celebrated by a football-loving society and it is this which killed him.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Not trying to jinx the kid or anything...||
...but even if he does end up at OSU, I can't recall a player from Michigan (and especially Detroit) going down to the Buckeyes and tearing it up.
|1 week 6 days ago||"I got a hankering for some||
"I got a hankering for some Doublemint Gum."
|1 week 6 days ago||Inside dope at Rivals...||
...stated that Harbaugh was on board in 2011 but a close friend of his said something to the effect of (in regards to Brandon), "you don't want any part of that."
I think we saw why this past fall.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If you ever had serious thoughts of robbing a bank...||
...tonight in one in a downtown Columbus, OH branch would be a good selection.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Cue to turn off BTN:||
"Much more coming up, including Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany..."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wow...||
...given the opponents and the settings, this has to be the best 3-game stretch by any running back in the history of football at any level.
B1G title game, National semifinal against a Saban-coached D with 3 weeks to prepare, and the National Title game:
76 carries, 696 yards (9.16 ypc), 8 TDs
|2 weeks 2 days ago||2nd Half||
Oregon had the ball for only 6:59, 23 plays for 145 yards, 70 of them on a busted coverage.
So, outside of one play that took 10 seconds, the rest of the 2nd half:
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmm...||
...wonder if Cardale will make it to class tomorrow?
(Of course, Columbus will be in ashes by the time he gets back, but still...)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Now...||
...that is running it up.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Take a knee...||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||First time in a long time...||
...I upvoted you. I know you don't care, but I'll admit it anyway.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Finally stopped that play||
Watch out for the give to the speed sweep and/or play-action vertical seam.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ron Zook...||
...dumb punt of the year, given the stakes.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Oregon's D...||
..totally spent. Stick a fork in the D Ducks.
Even if Mariota scores every play they have it, they'll be playing from 2 scores down w/o a Buckeye TO.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Man...||
...these fools gonna be wreckin' err-body next year.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The two punters...||
...should call up some hooers and go in the locker room.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Jinx!||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Oregon...||
...has schemed to stop what the Bucks were killing 'Bama with, and it's costing them against inside run. Oregon's going to have to bring another player into the box, which will open up the perimeter run and/or vertical seams in the pass game.