...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|16 hours 2 min ago||I don't know, man, those||
I don't know, man, those things seem to pretty naturally slot into a hierarchy of ridiculousness, to me.
Your theory seems to be "anything outside of football competition that creates buzz for a football program is inherently ridiculous, and equally ridiculous to any other such instances." Which is pretty lazy, intellectually.
As is "any reaction is a successful one." Tommy Tuberville walking out on a check that was coming from a recruiting dinner sure created some buzz, but I'm not sure Cincinnati would agree with you that it was "successful."
|6 days 10 hours ago||Ha - I just thought it was||
Ha - I just thought it was funny to say that a recruit who wears khakis and tennis shoes must by definition be an upstanding character. I don't think there are any clothing choices that would confirm such a conclusion.
On the other hand, I do think there are clothing choices that might indicate poor character: say, shirts that say "cop killer," or "fuck Jews," or "you say tomato I say fuck you."* Or a Borat-style unikini.
*I worked at a warehouse one summer and a guy wore this shirt to work. It's probably the only shirt in the genre of 'bitchy/self-centered things in large font on my t-shirt' that I've ever found funny.
|6 days 15 hours ago||A reliable metric?||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yep, Jabrill Peppers - the||
Yep, Jabrill Peppers - the kid whose goal is to be the second primarily-defensive player to ever win the Heisman *as a freshman* - is worried that he just wouldn't get playing time outside the cozy confines of the Glick fieldhouse. He's just lacking a bit of confidence, and Urbz don't have time for that shit.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nope, you're giving the guy||
Nope, you're giving the guy too much credit. I can see why you'd want to give te benefit of the doubt, but he's pretty unequivocal in saying that OSU is not so interested because of this lack of personality compatibility.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Effective height||
Also, I think that at least 9" of Navarre's height was neck. He might have been functionally 6'6" as a soccer player, but his shoulders were actually only like 5.5 feet off the ground.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Lawn-stepping||
You are using this (drastically overused) metaphor. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Guy above is saying you sound like an old guy trying to sound like one of the cool kids. He's not complaining about how the cool kids talk. Not every damn thing that involves a) complaining; or b) old guys has to be met with 'get off my lawn.'
You goddamn kids.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Tremendous||
I cannot stop smiling while thinking of that image now. Well done.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I never saw/heard it first hand||
But legend has it that Eisen once called a David Terrell TD highlight thusly:
"Who's got the bomb? David Terrell's got the bomb."*
Eisen also used to come by the Daily offices to shoot the shit periodically.
*For those who don't know, legend has it that Mr. Terrell, while engaging in amorous activities in his dorm room, repeatedly queried his partner as to who got the bomb-ass dick.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously||
That was the one of the more depressing sports-related videos I've ever seen. It's the least happy I've ever seen Denard. Seems incredibly disappointed. Guh. (Link.)
|7 weeks 3 days ago||This||
The only possible silver lining for this is that Denard gets to be close to home. Jacksonville is hardly ever on TV, and they're just an awful franchise. Not to mention the uniforms - Denard has to make the transition from the best uniform in sports (totally unbiased here, guys) to ... teal. With lots of flair. Overall, I'm pretty bummed about this.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Sweet Jesus||
You'll still get into the damn game. As many have pointed out, you might not get into the first 30 rows, but does that really justify this kind of embittered e-martyrdom?
That said, I will wholeheartedly agree that something will need to be done re: the logistics of lining up for football. It's one thing to let that shit happen for a basketball game, but it seems to me there would be a real public safety danger if they went all laissez-faire for football.
Not sure if it will take gating, or handing out wristbands an hour or so before kickoff, or some combination thereof, but the mad dash to the gates is something that will have to be avoided. Of course, we don't have any real indication that the AD isn't going to address this (other than the basketball precedent, which hopefully is recognized as so different in scale as to be altogether unlike the football situation.)
Note: I'm speaking here as someone who would almost certainly have gotten in a fight with line-cutters as an undergrad. I fucking hate those self-centered mongoloid fucks who think the rules don't apply to them. Fucking undermining the fabric of society, they are. Seriously. Not being sarcastic. Fuck you if you cut lines.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Word||
Every time this argument comes up, some current student exasperatedly explains that s/he might have work to do before the game, and you probably don't understand, and don't you care about academics?
For some reason, the current cohort is the first to have 'course-work' as something that might eat up valuable Saturday pre-gaming time. I'm just sure glad no one came up with that shit in 2000-04.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||'Bama ... making sense?||
Someone posted earlier in the thread that Alabama's system give you one point for every time you're not in the stadium by the time of kickoff. I'm not sure if there's an extra penalty for never showing up or not. Anyway, once you get to three points you can only buy a partial season ticket package the following year.
This sounds eminently reasonble to me, and would allow for a couple of missed games due to travel, illness, whatever. If you're missing more than two games, you shouldn't have bought season tickets in the first place.
One modification - which would certainly ticklet the cockles of Brandon's MOAR PROFIT heart - would be to impose a monetary penalty for folks that amass three strikes - you can buy full season tickets the following year, but it's going to cost you an extra $100 or something.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Fair or not||
As a non-Greek alum, I'm pretty confident in speaking for the group when I say that the distinction between Greek and non-Greek as it might apply to your friend would be totally lost on damn near everyone outside of your frat (or potentially a broader group of frats/sororities ... I'm not sure how that works.)
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||This is a very fair point.||
This is a very fair point.
By my scoring, you still made a dumb assumption based on lack of careful reading above, and then I did the same damn thing.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||The athletic department is already in the black.||
The athletic department is already in the black. They have been for years. Why the fuck do we have to keep making more money? Repeat: they were already in the goddamn black.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Losing your grip||
I'm a bit of an outside observer about this little back-and-forth, but I'll point this out: you were doing a decent job of establishing the moral high ground and making a case against broad streotypes.
Then you fell back upon 'people who criticize sorority girls are probably just uggos who wish we'd have sex with 'em.'
So ... I'm thinking you've lost this particular argument, sweetie.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Jesus||
You poor, privileged soul. Pretty silly to assume that everyone who went to UM had it paid for by their parents. This dude, in particular talked about working while in school and being low on cash - seriously like three posts above yours - which would seem to indicate that he may not have been quite as lucky as you in the financial birth lottery.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Matt Trannon||
Despite being a top-25 basketball recruit and a top-50 football recruit*, Trannon was distinctly underwhelming in both sports. So if anything, he's a cautionary tale as to why one shouldn't play two sports.
* I only discovered this via Wikipedia, and was utterly amazed - I remembered him as a pretty terrible football player and a nearly anonymous basketball player. I also remember that, every year, Sparty was convinced they had an unstoppable matchup problem on their hands. Too bad he had hands of stone.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Hurdlin'||
On that last Justice Hayes run (about 5:30 into the Miller interview), Schofield was running about 15-20 yards downfield - ahead of Hayes - and picking up DBs. And he looked pretty damn smooth doing it. Taylor might be the best offensive lineman in the country, but I'd say we've got an All-B1G guy at the other end, too. Hell of an athlete, that guy
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||Hmmm||
Why doesn't this happen with bowl games or hockey?
Bowl games: are held at the beginning of January. It's cold, sure. It's also winter break.
Hockey: most people just don't care very much. Seriously, if peoplpe rioted after a Frozen Four loss, most bystanders would have to ask why they were rioting. (Note: it probably isn't always possible to get a clear answer from a rioter to the question, 'so, what's this riot about?'
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||Great piece, Ace.||
Echoing other comments, this is excellent.
A quibble about the refereeing, though: yeah, that call on the block was atrocious, but there were others in UM's favor. There was also Gorgui's first block early on, which was definitely goaltending. But there's always missing points for both teams, as you say.
BUT one call changed the game: that bullshit where Burke flew past Hancock - and didn't even touch him - but because Hancock was playing for the contact all along he threw up an off-balance piece of grabage and the officials just assumed Burke must have hit him.
That's two point on thos foul shots; it might be balanced by other calls going the other way. But it was also 14 minutes without Burke, including the last few of the first half when Spike was starting to let the game get away from him.
Burke had 24 points 11 shots in 26 minutes. What would have happened in 14 more? Don't know.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Communist?||
No one calls someone a communist without irony any more, do they? If you weren't joking at all, I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter to see what else is going on in that noggin.
I don't like Thatcher a bit. I'm also just saying that I also don't agree with the sentiment that everyone who dies is automatically afforded posthumous respect.
It doesn't really do any good to celebrate her death, anyway. Depending on your point of view, it may have done some good if she'd died in office, but I can't see how it matters much one way or another now.
Also - mods: I'd suggest that, if you're going to allow threads like this (news re: political figures) to be posted as announcements, you immediately lock the comments. These are always, always going to become political.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Great post||
I was wondering how the hell to summarzie Thatcher in a way that would allow me to leave the house in the next hour. This pretty much nailed it - and it really doesn't include any editorializing at all. That quote accurately sums up her philosophy, whether one agrees with it or not.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Won't openly celebrate||
But I'm not going to pretend that I'm sorry for her passing. I'm not sure why you're is supposed to be reverent even when someone dies whom you don't respect at all while living.
|13 weeks 13 hours ago||Dudeness/White Goodman||
He's also obessed with fat people, which compounds his Magnus fixation (assuming he's right in claiming that Magnus is fat; I always just picture him as smiling Brandon Graham).
|13 weeks 13 hours ago||In defense of ... shit, seriously?||
So despite all warnings to the contrary (because of them?) I went and watched that ESPN clip. Know what? Bayless actually comes across, in the main, as someone trying to remain professional in the face of personal attacks. Clearly a sign of the End Times. Also clearly a sign that, as smart as Richard Sherman appears to think he is, he damn sure wasn't smart enough to recognize the TV Troll game that Bayless is paid to play.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Walkin'||
While no one walks across the stage at the big graduation ceremony in the Big House (except for the PhDs, right?), aren't there smaller ceremonies for each department? That's how it worked for me - the History Dept. had a thing in Angell where we did indeed come up and walk across the stage.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Finley||
Yeah, but dude was so busy he didn't even have time to tweeze his eyebrows.