Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|9 hours 28 min ago||US is the Browns? No bad||
US is the Browns? No bad comparison. Browns are the worst and most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL. There are many far worse countries at soccer than the US. We at least qualify for the World Cup with regularity. The US actually placed 3rd in the first World Cup in 1930. We've qualified for every World Cup since 1990 which was an amateur team of college players. It was only following that that the US actually started building a national program and investing in players. We made a quarter final in 2002. I'd say the US is more of a newer expansion franchise like the Texans. It has resources and a nice stadium but is still figuring out how to build a winner on the field; it's had a few moments of middling success and few great players (mainly keepers) but ultimately not enough to break out of the second (or maybe third) tier.
|15 hours 52 min ago||Yeah she must have killed 90%||
Yeah she must have killed 90% of Kings Landings aristocracy - courteseans, minor lords, ministers and so forth. Who is running the city? The show skipped over what must have been a chaotic transition of power. How does she explain to the people of KL what exactly happened to the sept and what happened to Tommen? And yeah there is no way the Lanister army with only Frey support could take on Danys combined invasion force. The dragons alone are a nearly insurmountable strategic and battle field advantage. Air power in a time before planes.
|16 hours 3 min ago||There is no reason to read a||
There is no reason to read a thread like this until you've watched the later episode. Why would anyone do that.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Lionel Messi, yep second rate||
Lionel Messi, yep second rate soccer. Also the Euros are not on at the same time as the Copa. Just a dumb comment all around.
|4 days 13 hours ago||muscles good||
|4 days 18 hours ago||Sheer||
Sheer athleticism/strength/size can get you fairly far in football, basketball and baseball and cover for skill deficiencies up to a certain level. Not so for soccer. US players aren't any less athletic than the best international players, they have less technical skill. You can't hide skill deficiency in soccer. If you've ever played beyond the kiddie level, you know what I'm talking about when some big strong fast athletic kid who's never played before decides to try his hand at soccer. They are usually awful, awkward looking and clueless. Lack of ball control and touch essentially negates any athletic advantage when you have the ball. The smallest, least athletic, slowest guy on the field can be the bests player if he has the great skills. See Andrea Pirlo or Iniesta. That said I always thought Steve Smith, Julian Edelman and Allen Iverson would've been great soccer players had they started from a young age.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Deadwood is as good as it||
Deadwood is as good as it gets.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Dances with Wolves is||
Dances with Wolves is outstanding and one of my favorites but not sure it qualifies as a western. Yes it's on the western frontier, but I think of it more as s civil war/ frontier drama. Maybe it's a distinction in my own mind.
|6 days 5 hours ago||So only a current title||
So only a current title holder is worthy of the #1 ranking? This team barely lost in the last world cup final and have made the final of their last three international tournaments. Their bench consists of elite EPL talent. If they aren't #1 in the world the only team you could argue is better is Germany. At worst they are a close #2. The eyeball test also confirms this. It looked like the Globetrotters versus the Washington Generals out there. The individual technical ability of the players was absurdly higher than any US player.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Seriously... the audacity to||
Seriously... the audacity to overtly snark at a post from this blog's founder and owner. Like he owns the place.
|6 days 12 hours ago||He's not a cold blooded||
He's not a cold blooded finisher either. He misses lots of clear opportunities. It's partly related to his touch.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Why is he transferring?||
Why is he transferring?
|1 week 3 days ago||Just for additional||
Just for additional explanation... it means the thing being referred to - "that" - isn't worth anything. "That" and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee (or any thing else that is priced at $1). "That" and a nickel will get you something worth a nickel.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's not that hard to||
It's not that hard to believe. As pointed out in his recruiting roundup, Gary's NFL combine equivalent measurables were all better than DL's, DE's and even LB's were who invited to the NFL combine and drafted- as a high school JUNIOR. He's already the size he needs to be and he's a freak athlete.
|1 week 6 days ago||Of our qb is good by his game||
If our qb is playing well by this game (which I define as late season Rudock) our offense will be much better. Our defense will be much improved too. Their offense should be worse or at best the same. Their defense probably the same but potentially worse. Like last year I think only voodoo, magic or a perfect storm of penalties and trick/fluke plays allows them to get a W. We'll want it just as bad as them.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||It's not as if managing||
It's not as if managing football strategy and personnel decisions are mutually exclusive with planning and fielding a cheerleading team. There is a managment organization, often called a front office, with many different professionals whose job it is to govern the team and manage it's business and resources. I'll go out on a limb and guess there is a professional or two in the front office responsible for the cheerleading team and other gameday entertainment, which are separate from the football decision makers. So, I'm sure the Lions GM and coaching staff didn't lose any time thinking about it.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||They are saying he has heavy||
They are saying he has heavy hands. Anvils are heavy. Imagine someone having anvils as hands...What they would lack in gripping ability they'd make up for (and then some) in being very heavy and packing a punch.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Indeed. and dont forget that||
Indeed. and dont forget that the potential 2017 starters will be as they are currently are in their 2016 form. No 2016 season and offseason to develop! We're screwed!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's pretty clear that||
It's pretty clear that "Rutgers" was referring to the Rutgers community in general, and specifically all dumb Rutgers people who particpated in the letter hijinks or fans to who supported it - not the collegiate institution, the football program or it's coach.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure you understand||
I'm not sure you understand the offsides rule. Soccer's offsides rule is basically an ever moving blue line that is always going through the second-to-last defender. 9 times out of 10 the last defender is the keeper and so the second to last defender is almost always the las defender who isn't the keeper. This gives defense some leeway in manipulating the "offensive zone" in hockey terms. Yes many defensive strategies push the zone forward to keep encroaching strikers away from goal, or they aggressively run Offsides traps which occasionally blow up their face and lead to breakaways, but that's not the "point" of soccer defense, which of course like an sport is to prevent the other team from scoring. Unlike hockey soccer allows a player who is in offsides position to be there as long as he isn't involved in the play and doesn't receive the ball. It's not blow dead until that Happens. So a player who is aware he is offsides can remove himself from the play if he's quick enough, to prevent a change of possession.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Because something is obvious||
Because something is obvious to you it shouldn't be said? Saban is smearing Harbaugh and Michigan by equating satellite camps with rules violations and saying it's bad for football or "the kids". Are you saying you'd rather our coach not respond to such hypocritical and disengenuous statements, especially when coming from the sports highest profile coach using his bully pulpit to broadcast that message nationally? Maybe you have issue with the obviousness of some statements, but I fully support Harbaugh calling out epic (and stunningly audacious) hypocracy especially when it sullies the good name of Michigan.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Lots of unheralded college||
Lots of unheralded college lbs make it in the NFL. Position can be played at a high level (depending on system and surrounding talent) without elite measurables. Ross is definitely one of those guys who has a shot at that.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Huh? Last year was his||
Huh? Last year was his second year. It's not like he's returning for a 5th year.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||GOT's dialogue isn't painful.||
GOT's dialogue isn't painful. It's written, or adapted from, at authors who sold millions of books. Guessing you're the type of person that finds all dialogue painful, other than maybe something like "Get to the choppaaaaa!!".
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure why it's not||
Not sure why it's not Maryland/UVA. Although UVA would've played Purdue in the tourney if they didn't shit the bed versus Butler. Purdue should regress this year after losing their senior big men right?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I agree it's probably the||
I agree it's probably the most grueling/challenging mentally and physically than other sports. But other team sports can be played with, and be vehicles for, the philosophy of shared suffering and the team.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting. I appreciate||
Interesting. I appreciate your expertise on the subject. I have a Firestick, Amazon prime, Netflix account, and an ex girlfriends parents premium cable package account password to access all the cable networks. It's all the content I'll ever be able to handle and then some. I agree the Firestick can be janky in that it apps crash and is sometimes slow. Despite that it's a setup that works for me (a single professional male) fine. Is there any benefit to upgrading the hardware outside of speed?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I think it's his name. I||
I think it's his name. I mean, Ron Johnson? Its pretty unmemorable. Sounds like the name of a guy I once bought a used Buick from.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I agree. I don't see how you||
I agree. I don't see how you get to 2100 without ordering a metric f^ck ton of overpriced booze as well.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Curious how many guys on this||
Curious how many guys on this blog (and maybe some girls) relate to your mild, spot on, hyperbole. I sure do. I'd wager a comically high number.