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|5 years 28 weeks ago||Nothing but supportive?||
So when he publicly questioned Michigan's academic integrity, that was supportive? He turned his back on Michigan to score easy points with Stanford fans. Since it's obvious to everyone that you have no idea what you're talking about, you should probably just shut up.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||FEMA under Michael Brown||
FEMA under Michael Brown
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Just in case anyone was wondering...||
...and too lazy to look back on his posts to question his accuracy:
THE KNOWLEDGE predicted we would go 12-1 last year, beating USC in the Rose Bowl
That did not happen
THE KNOWLEDGE dismissed the contention that Brian Kelly would be hired as ND head coach, instead predicting that Steve Sarkisian would be given the nod
That (also) did not happen
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Exactly||
Rewatch that play; I don't think it was "stiff hips" or really a lack of top-end speed that killed him on the play. He bit on the first move (short corner route) by stopping and taking a step or two in the wrong direction. That's enough for any corner to get burnt. He'll learn, he's young.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Charter Communications' Cable System is awful...||
....so this DirecTV ad is actually pretty appealing. It's as if they know....
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Who left the cap off my||
Who left the cap off my f*cking Glisten!
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Dumars||
Well, I agree and I disagree:
1.) The team wasn't getting any younger or better. It was also obvious once Lebron single-handedly destroyed us in the playoffs (year? I forget) that this team wasn't going to contend for another championship. That, along with Boston's moves to get the big three, meant we had two options: we could remain "pretty good for the east" for a few more years, or we could try to make a move when our players still had some value to inject some youth and/or dynamism into what was a very talented but (by the end) pretty inconsistent (in the playoffs) team.
2.) While #1 seems to have been JD's assessment of the situation, no one in the world could possibly agree with the way he handled it.
So what should he have done?
|7 years 13 weeks ago||Yakety Sax can never die!||
Yakety Sax can never die!
It's by far my favorite MgoMeme.
|7 years 13 weeks ago||If Only...||
If only the recruits could meet the coaches at the airport. This would make quite the impression on kids when it pulls up.
|7 years 13 weeks ago||Barca||
Good luck getting tickets. Camp Nou is the Big House of Europe. Games always sell out. The best option is to go to the club's website (it's in English) and try to buy tickets through there. Good luck...I spent the summer there and would've killed to get a chance to go to a game (they were on their US tour while I was there, HA). But being in the city on match day is an experience itself. The whole place shuts down. Have fun.
|7 years 13 weeks ago||States||
Malcolm Gladwell likes this: Capitalization rates
New York has a huge population, but most of it is concentrated in a city where football fields are non-existent, most of the kids growing up there play basketball, because it's easy. The city most likely would have some great football players, but no one knows because the kids never get the chance to play.
Ohio, meanwhile, has--what? 1/4 of population?--but they live and breath football. Outside of the two major cities (Cleveland and Cinci) High School football is life. Those kids have great coaching and schools fund their programs very well. If you have the potential to be a good football player, they will find you. Note that this is the exact opposite of New York. This is the same in Louisiana (on a smaller scale).
Pahokee is an interesting case: those kids are, demographically, the exact same inner city kids that litter D-1 programs like Miami, and they share one vital characteristic: they live and breath football, because the general consensus is that it's the only way to ever leave Pahokee (and poverty) behind.
Michigan is sort of in the middle: judging just by the number of top recruits that come out of Detroit each year, there is obviously a lot of talent. But like New York, Football fields are hard to come by. Programs (like everything else in the city) are underfunded and the kids don't get the same coaching that they would if they lived in Ohio. Not to mention the absurdly high drop out rates in the Detroit Public School System: Can you imagine how much potential has been lost due to their inability to keep kids in school?
Outside of Detroit, the football demographic just isn't there: wealthy, predominately white suburbs aren't going to produce very many 5-star athletes, let alone in the numbers necessary to sustain several major athletic programs. Not to mention that, unlike Ohio, we have a variety of sports and entertainment options other than high school football on Friday nights which, while certainly a good thing, doesn't create the football culture necessary to consistently create the elite talent that a place like Ohio does.
|7 years 13 weeks ago||When we're healthy||
This team can surprise people. We saw it last summer. Charlie, Gooch and Dempsey are all essential elements to the team, though, and without them we might not make it out of the group stage.
His recovery is truly amazing. If he's indeed back to playing in France by April, I give him a good chance of playing, if not starting, by the World Cup.
|7 years 14 weeks ago||Are you a brand manager?||
"Bret Favre for Cracker Barrel" is a billion-dollar idea.
|7 years 14 weeks ago||Jibreel||
His offer list isn't that impressive, but from what I've heard, the coaching staff has always had this guy high on their list. I wonder why he chose Cincinnati in the first place over some more traditional football schools. I guess he most likely saw the success they had this season, and figured (incorrectly, obviously) that Brian Kelly would stick around and try to build something.
|7 years 14 weeks ago||Actually...||
...We're just Washington University in St. Louis; no "George". GW is in Washington DC.
I would like to go on record saying that Wash U (STL) should change their name to avoid just such confusion. My life would be much easier if I didn't have to explain to everyone that I don't go to law school in either DC or the pacific northwest.
|7 years 14 weeks ago||British v. American||
I loved the British version so much that I refused to watch the American version for two full seasons. Finally, a friend forced me to check out certain episodes and I've been a huge fan ever since. Once you get over the initial shock (in the first season) of seeing the same jokes and roughly the same characters done in a different way, it becomes easier to accept and the episodes are funnier. On the whole, though, It's not really a question of "better" or "worse"--shortly after the beginning of the show, the American version sets out on it's own path. The British version is subtler and much more dry, while the American version has more heart, is far more absurdist and, at times, broad.
|7 years 14 weeks ago||Ummm...I don't know||
I think it's because she's really hot.
|7 years 14 weeks ago||When Does Football Start Again?||
Nearly two full pages of bickering on a.) a dead topic that is a really a non-issue, and b.) "reading comprehension" and the general rules of debate.
And I read every single post. Why?
Because there is literally nothing else to read about.
Anyone else see Roger Federer get taken to 4 sets in the 1st round of the Australian Open?
|7 years 14 weeks ago||Hmmm||
I'm not sure his decision to stick with Stanford is necessarily a sign he will only leave for the Michigan job. It's very easy to move from the pros back into college--in fact, one could say that this move (assuming he was actually offered, rather than this simply being one of the thousand or so rumors spun at this point in the year) means he's very serious about building something at Stanford. Either way, his past Michigan comments notwithstanding, I think he's a good coach. I'm a big fan of RR but if the tinfoil hat-wearing members of our contingency are correct and the new AD is out to get him (or if RR fails to improve this season) I'd be happy to see Harbaugh as our next coach.