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|16 weeks 2 days ago||no prob||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Hint: Purdue.||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Indiana what? Indianapolis is||
Indiana what? Indianapolis is in Indiana, no? IU is. Anybody else?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I think most of us realize||
I think most of us realize that this is almost entirely about building the brand, which is just an obscuring way to say it's just about money. Thing is, it further dilutes the brand in its base region.
If a hybrid ACC/Big East is the conference the Big Ten wants to run, then just buy 10 teams out of those two conferences and run that conference there.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||So Michigan becomes the only||
So Michigan becomes the only Big Ten state with two Big Ten schools and zero Big Ten bball tournaments. That's a travesty.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Man, there are 16K UM alums||
Man, there are 16K UM alums in FLA. It really needs to be in Miami every seventh year, once per decade at Jerryworld and... how about on an aircraft carrier at Midway Atoll? People would tune in for that!
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Dude, get coffee stat. Or||
Dude, get coffee stat. Or cruise over to Buck Angel's site or something.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Managing the tempo of an||
Managing the tempo of an 82-game season must be a kind of art. Doubt the Bo Schembechler of professional hockey approach would work.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, he'd be more like the||
Yeah, he'd be more like the anti-Satan of college hockey.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, me too, though I was||
Yeah, me too, though I was fortunate to never be in a place that took a direct hit from a tornado (and I've sure as hell tried, these days running around eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas at this time of year). I recall a final exam in '89 getting interrupted to take shelter.
otoh, my family and I have been out of our home for almost eight months at this point due to a natural disaster. We hope to be able to return home before the one year mark.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I remember springtime in the||
I remember springtime in the south of my youth, in Tuscaloosa in particular. The dogwoods and azaleas blooming, the crawdad boils, the black storms of death...
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Two of my favorites, Bobby||
Two of my favorites, Bobby Bare Jr (opening for Guided By Voices) and Old 97s, are coming through my area in June. Hoping to catch one of the Replacements festival shows, too.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||My mother is pleasantly||
My ol man tho is all like what's up with the double post.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||My mother is pleasantly||
My mother is pleasantly surprised that I've not had occasion to learn more about how the judicial system works.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't two months quite a long||
Isn't two months quite a long time between arrest and arraignment? I thought that happened in like 72 hours.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I'm excited but not as||
I'm excited but not as excited as I'd be if I was my sister. Or maybe more.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Totally agree with this, and||
Totally agree with this, and would add he's been an assertive offensive player out of the gate. He has what a lot of of us wanted to see more out of GRIII needs, balls. (GRIII so smoove though.)
|19 weeks 2 days ago||My favorite part is how the||
My favorite part is how the boosters club is paying a quarter of the university prez's salary. Everything else just naturally flows out of that state of affairs.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Robert Christgau's classic||
Robert Christgau's classic review of BiB:
"Replacing Aerosmith as primitives of choice among admirers of heavy machinery, these Aussies are a little too archetypal for my tastes. Angus Young does come up with killer riffs, though not as consistently as a refined person like myself might hope, and fresh recruit Brian Johnson sings like there's a cattle prod at his scrotum, just the thing for fans who can't decide whether their newfound testosterone is agony or ecstasy. AC/DC can't decide either--"Shoot to Thrill," "Given [sic] the Dog a Bone," and "Let Me Put My Love Into You" all concern the unimaginative sexual acts you'd imagine, and "What Do You Do for Money Honey" has a more limited set of answers than the average secretary would prefer. My sister's glad they don't write fantasy and science fiction, and if you're female you're free to share her relief. Brothers are more deeply implicated in these matters."
|19 weeks 2 days ago||"OK, here's the pact: Except||
"OK, here's the pact: Except for Bon...."
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Not that they ever had||
Not that they ever had anything to sell out (I think you're fuzzy on the concept) but bitching about "jackwagon producer[s]" when these dudes worked repeatedly with Mutt Lange suggests you're fuzzy on that part, too.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||FZ avatar hailing AC/DC as||
FZ avatar hailing AC/DC as the best band ever. That's bizarre!
|19 weeks 2 days ago||And was it too soon when Led||
And was it too soon when Led Zep put the Hindenburg on an album cover?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Hindenberg then, with Led||
Hindenberg then, with Led Zep?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||AC/DC makes me embarrassed to||
AC/DC makes me embarrassed to have ever been 14.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Now if it could just turn out||
Now if it could just turn out that Aerosmith was on MH370, we would be making real progress.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||We will be better this year||
We will be better this year than last year because the coaches didn't know what they were coaching in the spring? I'm going to put that over with "GRIII is going pro b/c he doesn't want to come off the bench."
|19 weeks 3 days ago||He's going pro because he's||
He's going pro because he's worried about having to come off the bench?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||My perspective on Hoke's||
My perspective on Hoke's statement on Dec. 23 is that the football program was protecting one of its players (and itself, out of covenience) at a point when it should not have been. Lame.
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||It is interesting how||
It is interesting how valuable the current de facto farm system is as an economic engine compared to what a real one would be worth. Without the ties to the beloved institution (even if many of the fans of a given one conceive of it as primarily an athletic institution) and the amplifying effect of the same brand across many sports (Do you KNOW how many national championships our gymnastics/golf/curling team has?), this level of basketball or football would be diddly squat.