this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|8 hours 46 min ago||I'm the same age, but I||
I'm the same age, but I answered "Yes." While I have no doubt that having kids alters your way of thinking, I don't think it's realistic or healthy to try and shield your kid from every possible source of risk.
Without having seen detailed data, my assumption is that your child will much more likely die in a car accident than have permanent debilitating effects from high school level football. Does that mean you won't let them ride in a car? Of course not.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Ok, what am I missing here?||
Ok, what am I missing here?
|2 days 9 hours ago||It is very odd to me that||
It is very odd to me that very soon we will be/already are recruiting guys who were born after the 90s.
BORN AFTER THE YEAR 1999!
Anyway. I have no valuable insight, just thought I'd make myself feel old.
|2 days 16 hours ago||You've just described 99% of||
You've just described 99% of ESPN/DetNews/Freep content relating to college football.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Re: not taking reps||
I wouldn't want my opponents to directly be able to evaluate a potential target if I could help it.
|4 days 10 hours ago||This is all well and good, but||
You still haven't given a reason that they shouldn't exist, other than you don't like them.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Right. I'm not talking about||
Right. I'm not talking about recruiting in particular. Every time there is a uniform reveal video, the players go nuts. I don't really think any level-headed recruit would base his decision off of alternate uniforms. However, that wasn't the point I was trying to get across. The players on the team seem to love them.
The only argument I've seen against alternate unis is that crotchety old fans don't like them. That's not a strong argument, if you ask me.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I really doubt that this will||
I really doubt that this will happen for a few reasons:
a) The NCAA doesn't care enough to do what you're proposing.
b) Alternate jerseys are a huge promotion tool and money maker (as we've seen by the number of posts on this site).
c) The players who actually, you know, play the game, seem to love them. So why not let them wear them?
For the record, I'm not supporting the jerseyz trend, but I do think that a draconian approach to banning them is all around pointless and unnecessary.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Makes total sense. Having 2||
Makes total sense. Having 2 of those QBs sit the bench would be a waste.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||The best shows I've been to||
The best shows I've been to were Tool in '06 and Muse in '12. I won't claim them to be the best in 30 years, but they were pretty damn good.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||The only thing that's||
The only thing that's contrived is the giant microscope the media has put on Harbaugh. Any other coach's daily tweets constantly in the headlines would look contrived, too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This poll is flawed because||
This poll is flawed because Wisconsin is not last. God, their uniforms are ugly.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"long ass clap"||
"long ass clap"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Ahh, a fellow sauce man. I||
Ahh, a fellow sauce man. I fear that we are a rare breed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Am I the only person who has||
Am I the only person who has no idea what is going on here?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Why do a lot of Michigan fans||
Why do a lot of Michigan fans staunchly support a noon kickoff, other than "tradition?" Who honestly cares if the game starts at noon or 3:30? All I care about is The Game itself.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Why wouldn't you? Pipkins'||
Why wouldn't you? Pipkins' scholarship does absolutely nothing for this team. It'd be different if Pipkins had more eligibility left, but there is no motive here for Harbaugh to push him off the team for any reason other than health.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Whatever happened to him? I||
Whatever happened to him? I always suspected he was a troll.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||And here is where we separate||
And here is where we separate who wants results and who wants to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy all the time.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I could be wrong, but I'm||
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's a wallaby, not a kangaroo.
Source: been to Australia twice.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||They have at least been||
They have at least been decent over the last ten years, which is more than we can say for all but 2, maybe 3 of those years. And it's not like we've done anything yet under Harbaugh
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think anyone is||
I don't think anyone is saying that a less intelligent guy can't be better than a smart guy at QB. But your logic doesn't hold up when you pick Blaine Gabbert and use him as an example as why intelligence doesn't matter. I know a ton of very smart people that would make an absolutely terrible NFL QB. However, assuming all things equal except intelligence, you can't tell me you wouldn't pick the more intelligent QB every time.
He is only saying that Harbaugh highly values intelligence in QB selection, which is probably a good strategy, in my opinion.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Gore is a running back, which||
Gore is a running back, which arguably doesn't require as much intelligence. I think the point he's making is valid, but he overstepped when inferring that it applied to all players, rather than just QBs.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Sure, if you measure success||
Sure, if you measure success by money made. Which was the whole problem with Brandon and his cronies. What a bunch of narcissistic assholes.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Shit, I don't think I listen||
Shit, I don't think I listen to any artists younger than 30. Why do rappers fall off the map like that, and not other musicians?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Remember when we lost to||
Remember when we lost to Rutgers? God, the last few years have sucked.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I mean, if we have to choose||
I mean, if we have to choose between football with funny looking helmets, and no football at all, I'm taking the funny looking helmets.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Well the site would work fine||
Well the site would work fine if you weren't trying to access it, ever think of that?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I used to be a "regular" in||
I used to be a "regular" in the comments section of the ESPN Big 10 blog - there was a whole group of people there who would be on pretty much every day just hanging out, rarely talking about football. Eventually a user shows up who by her username purports to be a female Michigan fan. She also became a regular. We would talk and kind of flirt in the comments, so we became a "thing," at least in the scope of the blog. Eventually, the Manti Teo thing happened, and people started making jokes about whether or not she was actually a girl. So jokingly, I asked her, "you're not catfishing me are you?"
So she sent me a private message with her twitter handle as proof that she is indeed a female. I don't have twitter, so I responded by giving her my google+ info as collateral, since I now knew who she was, and it would be unfair for me to know that and her to not know who I was, since we interacted with a bunch of fairly insane people on the internet every day. Once that happened, we both showed up in each other's gchat lists (neither of us knew that would happen), and we started chatting on there.
One thing led to another, and now we are engaged!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Hey, I met my fiance on the||
Hey, I met my fiance on the ESPN comments section. No, I'm not joking.