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|1 day 14 hours ago||Arsenal or LFC fan?||
Arsenal or LFC fan?
|1 day 14 hours ago||I sure dont remember the nuns||
I sure dont remember the nuns at my carholic school looking lome that. or maybe i was too young to notice? sure lets go with that.
|1 day 21 hours ago||what?||
Did Eli Manning steal two of Joe Montana's SB titles? I would have thought I'd remember a news story like that.
|2 days 1 hour ago||ehhh||
The fallacy with your argument: In the NFL and NBA and MLB etc., the players collectively bargained for the pay plans. They were freely negotiated and the players, using whatever leverage they had (or didn't have), agreed to take the terms of the deal. That IS the free market.
NCAA completely the opposite -- players have never ever had a say in their "pay" (scholarship + $500 gift bag at bowl + nothing else). NU (YTNU) players tried to organize and look how far that's gotten them.
Look, I am NOT a union guy. Not saying I'm in favor of unionizing CFB players. I'm just saying, they have never ever had a say in the matter. If the top college player said he was going to hold out if he didn't get a gamecheck... he's be watching. (Well, that, or the bag men would just drop it off at Mama's house.) Point is, there is NO free market in CFB -- completely the opposite of the pro sports.
So you just basically proved my point. SCOOOOOOOOORE!
|2 days 10 hours ago||Our system is communist. The||
Our system is communist. The owners of the industry -- the schools -- tell the workers exactly what they get for pay, everyone earns exactly the same thing, no one can negotiate a different deal. And alllllll the profit$$$$$ go to the owners. Folks, thats communism. Period.
|2 days 13 hours ago||No, I believe their mascot is a DAWG.||
No, I believe their mascot is a DAWG.
|2 days 20 hours ago||hahahahahah||
Good guys win again. SEC...nosomuch.
I don't want our coach to burn himself out (is that even possible), but I kind think it would be nice if he went on a 30-day, 40-camp whirlwhind tour of like every county in Alabama. (I don't even know how many counties are in Alabama. I could look it up but I'm lazy. Unlike our coach.)
Frankly he should also host a camp down at the street corner near the Mississippi's coach's house, so his kids don't have to go far to go to it.
|3 days 4 min ago||Do you think that's funny?||
Do you think that's funny? Can't tell if serious. My daughter's best friend on her competitive cheer team is TG. It's really important to her to be as girlie as the other girls; it's not a political statement or an effort to get attention, it's just being who she feels she is. She takes a TON of negative reaction -- the looks, whispers, even comments -- to do it, so it's not because she has fun with it. She does it b/c otherwise she's living a lie.
I guess you Southerners are all having such fun teasing and being afraid of TG, that you don't stop to think these are actual people too,and you might not have any clue what they are going through. Or, let's be blunt, what you are putting them through.
And I'm not being PC -- this is my first-hand observation of the real world. I might not have said this a year ago.
|3 days 9 min ago||I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY!!!||
I have 2 teen daughters in HS -- one is on a competitive cheerleading team (and also her HS's football cheer team), and the other is a competitive gymnast. It's REALLY interesting to see the visual differences in the two sports.
(And, seriously, do NOT suggest to the cheerleaders that they are not in a sport. They are "atheletes" in a "sport"... that's the way they put it.)
Gymnasts: The way a gymnast looks at a meet is very regimented. Hair always pulled back (safety reasons). Minimum makeup; possibly something around the eyes. No lipstick. Fake tans? NEVER. The leotards are ... well, we know what they look like. But they are purely for function, their design is not intended to titilate the viewer.
Cheerleaders: Takes them HOURS to get ready. Hair must be puffed up (they actually put in something under the hair to make it stand up). Big bows. TONS of makeup and lipstick. And the "uniforms" are often designed in male fantasies -- booty shorts or microskirts, bare midriffs, etc. The funny thing is, I don't think the cheerleaders do all that get-up and get all sexy with the intention of impressing males in the audience. (Or on their teams... most of the males on these teams, what few they are, uh, don't prefer girls, if you get my drift.) Cheerleading is a LOT about "girl power," and looking girlie-girlie is part of the culture of it.
The other thing I have to compare them on is: Cheerleading is brutal. Every year, a large team (30 or so girls) will have one or two broken bones. Getting kicked in the face or mouth or arm is typical (as the fliers kick the base). Tons of girls falling on their heads. This is totally normal. I think it's because the teams rush girls to do things they aren't physically ready to do; when you have 3 girls holding up 1 girl, and any 1 of the 3 is off, it's random who's going to get hurt by the accident. I had a HS football coach tell me, one season the school had an ambulence come to afterschool practice 3 times that year -- each time it was for an injured cheerleader, never a football player. BUT -- gymnastics, the "riskier" sport (backflips over a 4-inch balance beam???) has a much, much lower incidence of injury. Way, way lower. They take the girls much slower from a younger age, and the practice methods are honed to develop the perfect skills.
|4 days 22 hours ago||huh||
My immediate take from that very interesting chart: CRYSTAL PALACE HAS TANKED. I knew they were slipping, but... wow they went from respectable to way way down pretty quickly.
Everton, too, has dropped fairly quickly, but as far.
And, finally, I'd have thought Villa would be in the red a lot earlier. What a painful year for them -- can't say they didn't have it coming. And only further confirms, Guzan is not the guy for us between the posts.
|5 days 13 hours ago||dont like bad refs? then definitely dont watch MLS. uggg.||
dont like bad refs? then definitely dont watch MLS. uggg.
|5 days 16 hours ago||I'd disagree||
Any other year -- I think West Ham would be the story of the year. Another one of the have-nots (although WHU has been pretty good recently) pushing for a top-5 finish and a berth in a European competition next year. They are 6th... falling off the pace of MC and MU. Same thing Newcastle did a few years ago, same thing Everton did a couple years ago, same thing Southampton did last year -- gets close but just falls short.
But if MU wins the FA Cup, and stays in 5th place, WHU still gets into Europa League next year as the 6th place team in the BPL. Although assuredly not with Dmitri Payet -- he's gonna get bought off by some monster offer.
|5 days 22 hours ago||thats such BS||
Total absurd silly fantasy.
RDT would never be caught north of the Mason-Dixon line.
|5 days 22 hours ago||CARR||
It was the week of The Game, the Tuesday before it. I don't know how long I'd known about the Blog, could have been a while, but I wasn't hooked on it, and it was like just some other blog out there.
Then, on that Tuesday, OFL (Our Fearless Leader) posted something about Carr. He said, he'd heard from inside the program, that Carr was going to retire the Monday after the game, win or lose. OFL conditioned it and all that, wasn't bragging, just passing it on as he normally does with the usual caveats.
And that is exactly what happened.
And at that point, I knew OFL was The Man, and I became a convert and have F5's this site hundreds of times a day ever since.
Oh, and the fact he dropped Battlestar Galactica references now and then didn't hurt either.
|5 days 22 hours ago||ahem||
HEY that's our future president you're talking about there!!!
And of course I'm referring to Mark Emmert.
|1 week 1 day ago||And yet more homiphobia.||
And yet more homiphobia. Must really suck to be you and be bothered by different kinds of people as you walk down the street, or use a public bathroom.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ya have you seen some of the||
Ya have you seen some of the WAGs of these purse-swingers? You dont even get to fantasize about girls that hot. You make yourself spind pretty stupid with those homophobic comments about things you dont like. Get to North Carolina much?
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah cuz fair and equal used||
Yeah cuz fair and equal used to work so well for blacks and women.
|1 week 3 days ago||How on earth is THAT the||
How on earth is THAT the problem? They spend a gazillion dollars on a sport not generating nearly that level of revenue -- that's football, not womens field hockey.
|1 week 6 days ago||Well thats a different gripe. But It was news to me.||
Well thats a different gripe. But It was news to me.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think the post has a||
I think the post has a newsworthy tidbit -- the nations #1 recruit got a racist and potentially threatening message. The fact he was our recruit means its not OT. (Its "on topic" -- er -- OT (NTOT)?). I wouldnt agree with the OP that this necessarily had an impact on him coming here. But its not a "terrible" thing to post.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||G-G-GIDDY-UP (in Kramer voice)||
How many days until...? Someone post some damn pictures of players cuz I lost count!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||GOOD||
Let Finebaum hate on JMFH. Let his skin crawl with every new news story JMFH generates. Let his mouth fill with bile, let his stomach churn, let his face blister with the burning hatred of a thousand suns. I hope his hate for JMFH sends him to therapy and emergency rooms.
Because he is going to be dealing with JMFH for YEARS and YEARS and YEARS. JMFH is going to be rolling over ess-ee-see schools with 5-TE sets, with multiple #1-draft pick QBs on the roster, with a DL line that goes 3 deep with NFL players across the board. Everytime JMFH smashes another ess-ee-see school in the playoffs, ol' Finebaum is going to fill up again with all that loathing and hatred... and have to STEW in it DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||but but but||
Dude, they had a TOTALLY legitimate excuse for taking a long time.
They were waiting to see if there would be any unintended consequences.
I'll excuse myself out the back door.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||ha!||
Better stop being sick of him. When JMFH curb-stomps Bama or Florida or whomever with Peters or McCaffrey at QB, he'll be hearing a lot lot lot more about us.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||been there done that||
There's a post on this very topic and ESPN article about, oh, eight spots lower on the list on the right of your screen.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||FG kicker can take most of||
FG kicker can take most of the day off. aint kickin no extra pts.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The cheese grater rear lights were the best part of it!!!||
The cheese grater rear lights were the best part of it!!!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately, you're wrong||
Not to get TOO political, but, those states are now waging war on the LBGT community. So they aren't done spewing their hate.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||my 2d car||
1991 Ford Mustang GT convertible. "Wild strawberry" color (metallic cherry red) with black rag and silver ground effects. Zero to 60 in about, oh, before you even think about hitting the gas pedal. Numerous times other cars would start drag racing me, like from a red light, and I only laughed at them in the rear view mirror. Beautiful purr. I had a manual, too, and while the clutch was heavy it wasn't that bad to shift.
Exact same model/color scheme as the car Michael Douglas drove in Fatal Attraction, btw.