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|2 days 4 hours ago||Now we know the real reason behind the Brexit referendum ...||
... they want the Three Lions to leave UEFA and join Concacaf.
|6 days 6 hours ago||While, I would cetainly||
While I would cetainly prefer Holden or Feilhaber to Kljestan, I do believe that Kljestan would be a better choice than anyone that Klinsmann selected for the 2016 Copa America roster to be the primary playmaker - i.e., the player who has the inate ability (gift?) to see things developing slightly before anyone else does and then delivering the ball precisely where it needs to be based on such early vision/diagnosis.
While I've not watched a lot of Red Bulls' matches of late, this recent Sports Nation article by Joshua Hargett is relevant here: LINK
|6 days 9 hours ago||Benny Feilhaber||
If Klinsmann is out, I certainly applaud this decision.
I simply don't understand why he has shut Feilhaber out of the USMNT pool. From Feilhaber's early years at the national level, he was a player who stood out to me as someone who had the vision & technical skill that seems so rare on the USMNT. Did he have some deficiencies in his performances in those early appearences? Yes, of course, all young players do. But, it seems like he's become a much more well-rounded player (i.e., able to play well defensively and stand up to rough, physical play) since then. And, yet, Klinsmann opts for Beckerman and Bradley over Feilhaber (and Kljestan). I repeat myself, but I simply don't understand.
A couple of interesting articles on this topic:
And, then there's Stuart Holden. Another of the rare USMNT players with superb vision & technical skills - a potential star for the USMNT.<<Sad story>>. Though, I do wonder, even if he had not had his career cut short due to injuries, would Klinsmann have ignored him too?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Wait, Grobe read the report||
Wait, Grobe read the report ... which doesn't exist? How exactly did that work?
"This should put interim Head Football Coach Jim Grobe in an interesting position to defend his decision to keep the entire coaching staff intact. He said his decision was based on reading part of the Pepper Hamilton report."
|5 weeks 1 day ago||For me, it's not even close -||
For me, it's not even close - definitely Willie Hen...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Butch Woolfolk, pickup||
Butch Woolfolk, pickup basketball game at IMSB, 1979.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Wait, no Chief Jay Strongbow?||
Wait, no Chief Jay Strongbow? Or Haystacks Calhoun? Or Mr. Fuji and Tanaka?
Well, I'm pretty bummed.
It looks like a good show nonetheless.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||My son will be starting there||
My son will be starting there this fall (he started at JMU, didn't like it at all and is transferring to VCU), so I read the VCU news web site. I'm a UM grad (LS&A class of 1983) now living in central VA.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Clearly, but a clever||
Clearly, but a clever one.
Tats not SAT's!!!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Physical Intangibles ???||
Physical intangibles?? It sounds oxymoronic to me. But, as long as they're off the charts - that's the important thing. BTW, is this chart a physical chart or an intangible one?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||The particluar sticking point||
The particluar sticking point here is with regard to one prominent species of bovine - longhornus quinta-starus - that is currently on the protected species list. If the pipeline were to go through, it would likely be extinct within 4-5 years.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||That's likely going to be||
That's likely going to be rejected based on huge environmental impact. I hear it would likely have 2-3X greater (negative) environmental impact than Keystone.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I heard that Murphy thought||
I heard that Murphy thought the raisin bread toast at Angelo's was just kinda "meh", so Harbaugh pulled the offer.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Well, ummm, sort of||
Well, ummm, sort of upstanding? maybe? If we use of very loose definition of "upstanding"?http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/01/peyton-s-manning-s-forgotten-sex-scandal.html
(to the tune of the Nationwide jingle)... "Some peo-ple can't take a joke"
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, agreed. The latter part||
Yes, agreed. The latter part of the IU game along with the OSU game were Exhibits A & B as to why this is important (with - as you point out - the loss of Glasgow being a big caveat).
Uche (in particular) and Kemp have the potential to develop into dominant edge rushers (though, I'd be surprised if either gets a lot of playing time in 2016). So, Gary as a versatile 3T is likely his final, primary destination.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Mea Culpa if this is||
Mea Culpa if this is old/repeated info. I hadn't seen it on MGoBoard, but I may have missed it.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Not exactly how I||
Not exactly how I interpretted the article. Author seems to be arguing that they should play Gary inside *most* of the time. He argues that having a dominant run-stopper is more valuable in the college game than a dominant edge-rusher.
|21 weeks 4 hours ago||Wow, they really *are*||
Wow, they really *are* cutting the budget at ESPN HQ. I would've thought their offices/studios would be a bit more flashy than that (though the snowman is *very* flash).
(And, yes, I know, that's most certainly not ESPN, but rather, the admin office at Paramus Catholic after Rashan returned to school from his visit to Bristol; this was an attempt at humor [you be the judge]).
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Don't have a lot to offer.||
Don't have a lot to offer. Here's his highlights on hudl ...
|22 weeks 2 days ago||BTW, does anyone know if Von||
BTW, does anyone know if Von had baggage at TAMU or if his fine set of luggage was acquired with his NFL earnings.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Von Miller (wishful||
Von Miller (wishful thinking), without the baggage?
|22 weeks 2 days ago||This is as close as I could||
This is as close as I could get.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||Nice video tribute to the||
Nice video tribute to the 1980 seniors. I was a freshman during academic year '79-'80 and had season tickets for football - good memories of that team/year (with, of course, the Indiana game being the most memorable).
|23 weeks 5 days ago||More photos/tweets from the||
More photos/tweets from the visit:
|25 weeks 4 hours ago||Re: 2016 Running Game Effetiveness||
I wouldn't be totally surprised to see a jump from 'meh' to 'something significantly greater than meh' for one of more of the returning 5th year OL with regard to run blocking.
It's become clear that player development was not a strong suit of the Hoke era and this will be only the 2nd year under non-Hoke-era coaching for the OL. Thus, perhaps there is still a significant (positive) gap between what those folks were able to accomplish 2015 and what they'll be able to do in 2016.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Apparently my attempt at||
Apparently my attempt at MSU-fan-base humor fell flat.
The joke here was that - in this particular erudite Spartan living room/household, as the Coco vs. Kico debate was raging - the settee was missing because it had been taken outside and set aflame. And, even in the most erudite of Spartan households, they still cannot resist their basic urge to set furniture on fire.
Oh well, it seemed funny to me.
Yes, I know: "Thanks for playing. We have some lovely parting gifts for you."
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Connor or Kirk...Ah yes, the||
Cousins or Cook ... ... ... Cook or Cousins ... ...
Ah yes, the CoCo vs. KiCo debate. It will likely be played out in Spartan living rooms ("By the by, has anyone seen the settee? I could've sworn it was here this morning.") for generations to come.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||How could Jones say 'No' to||
How could Jones say 'No' to this face? He's definitely going Blue.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Who knew they made Twitter||
Who knew they made Twitter accounts in size XXXXXL? Good to know, I suppose.