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|14 min 12 sec ago||Difficult times around here||
Difficult times around here give you the opportunity to get your username out there and your stupid thread read. Were you rooting for Utah yesterday?
|18 min 12 sec ago||You just need to see your||
You just need to see your "username" and "thread title" on a bigger stage than your ordinary life permits.
Human all too human.
|1 hour 8 min ago||Assuming you're not a duplicate||
(giving you the benefit of the doubt, because otherwise . . .). If you're not a duplicate just supporting your bullshit persona that very few are buying:
You're good for economy. You buy things. You believe shit that people with ordinary common sense do not, and you probably waste your money and time.
Well, my money and time have value and cannot be wasted, thus so much the better if yours do and mine don't. Best advice: get a life and some common sense.
If you are a duplicate (which is what I presume): get a fucking life - only stupid people are buying this, and only authenticated idiots think everyone else is so stupid.
EDIT: that's a pretty quick upvote for some obscure post. Ibid.
|3 hours 20 min ago||Re: #3||
What's ridiculous is that any of these people actually think others believe that they are with attractive women despite the fact they are losers on internet boards, that those women would tolerate them being losers on internet boards, and even encourage their loserdom by letting their images be used as "avatars" on the stupid internet boards (in some apparent ploy to gain credibility, because, y'know, guy with fake girlfriend has more insights than guy without).
Assuming all those improbable leaps are in fact true, then yes it would be stupid beyond comprehension to use such an image as your "avatar." But this is the internet. Filled with liars and malcontents.
|3 hours 34 min ago||But that is a man. And men||
But that is a man.
And men make choices.
And then perish at the hands of rosewood bitters.
|3 hours 41 min ago||If Hoke had any||
If Hoke had any sophistication, he would think of something new to say in midst of this gathering storm.
|23 hours 28 min ago||I have three pyres and some||
I have three pyres and some leftover strands of unwashed but certified witchhair to mend our frayed cuffs and collars. Asking no more than mildly stained linens and 4 oaks of clover.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Last week OSU lost to VT,||
Last week OSU lost to VT, which today lost to ECU.
logic notwithstanding - quite revealing.
Still I love our shitty football conference. It's highly legitimate in basketball. Most importantly, it is the most legitmate major athletic conference as to academics, research, and basketball. Also - basketball.
Fuck the greyshirt programs.
|1 week 4 days ago||All's well comrade - hope the||
All's well comrade - hope the same goes for you. BTW when the time is proper, I'd be curious your thoughts on neo-federalism.
Back on topic: I considered including an affirmatory note in above post along same lines as:
"we do a pretty good job at caving trolls and welcoming good posters that happen to like wearing, say, green and white"
But then I thought, these guys are capable of speaking for themselves, which LSA and you subsequently did, so my words would have been extraneous.
|1 week 4 days ago||The fact that a fairly||
The fact that a fairly reasonable give-and-take with a single opposing fan drove you to this post says more about you than anything else.
|1 week 5 days ago||As a MSU alum, I'll note that||
As a MSU alum, I'll note that what you've identified is precisely what makes M unintimidating. Hoke doesn't seem very competitive, and does not appear to hold players accountable, instead vying for the same positive reinforcement that they have received all their lives. That also makes him a good recruiter - who wouldn't want to play for a man who only ever tells you how great you are, and never offers any criticism? Net result: soft players, soft team.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||in which they proclaim they||
in which they proclaim they are silent with pursed lips.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Hard to believe at first that||
Hard to believe at first that this is a serious post. So awful you'd think it has to be a joke (albeit a bad one).
But on second reading, I think this guy really believes this drivel. Which is all the more horrific.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair Mr. Tobey should||
To be fair Mr. Tobey should be drawn and quartered. And Ridley should have bamboo shoots jammed under his nails. The others are only slightly out of keeping with proportion/propinquity.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I still don't understand how||
I still don't understand how 'choice' has anything to do with Calipari's metaphor, which seems to instead deal with institutional inflexibility.
He does deal with the issue of player choice in his suggestions though.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Pertinent is about relevance||
Not sure what role 'choice' plays within narrowed confines of the metaphor 'dwindling but apparent power.'
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Metaphors do not require||
Metaphors do not require exact fit - just pertinent/illustrative likeness. If exact fit is required, it seems there would be no such thing as a metaphor. E.g., the NCAA is . . . the NCAA. Not very illustrative.
Calipari's metaphor draws us to the pertinent/illustrative likeness of 'dwindling but still apparent power.'
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, though unrealistic.||
Though unrealistic. Too much opportunity lost in player/league marketing.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Well you could certainly||
Well you could certainly recruit well by convincing them to go pro after 2 years. Also, according to recent developments they're basically employees anyway, so you've got that going for you.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||My position is that||
My position is that generating revenues requires program and players. You've explicitly said only the program does, and you appear to be holding fast to that position.
The point is that Hoke has to trot someone out there. Some people think that that someone has or should have an interest and a say. Just because (1) there's always another body behind him to take his place, and (2) fans will watch whoever because they care about the program, these things do not diminish his significance.
If Hoke has no one to trot out there, there's no program and no revenue.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||You're saying players do not||
You're saying players do not generate revenue - the program does.
I think revenue generation requires both program and players. People do not pay to sit in stadiums to look at the emblems on an empty midfield/court. They don't pay to gather around the diag. They also don't pay to watch pickup games.
As I see it, failure to acknowledge a fundamental component - either the program or the players - is failure to understand what's really going on here, who the stakeholders are, what the problem is, etc.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I have no problem with the||
I have no problem with the end of "college sports as we know it."
The problem isn't so much the deal for the lowest guy on the pole (the players, who are treated well and derive various substantial benefits) but instead the insane profits by the guy at the top of the pole (NCAA et al.).
Get rid of the huge profits, get rid of the problem. Small is beautiful. Otherwise you get into dilemmas about inequity and troubling solutions like profit sharing.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||No players, no name, no||
No players, no name, no program : no content, no form.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Imagine if, in addition to||
Imagine if, in addition to this, admissions committees reviewed all applicants under the same rubric, and athletic teams were assembled based on tryouts. Then you could really identify with your team as the UM Wolverines or MSU Spartans, etc., instead of halfway mercenaries.
Professional leagues need to stop forcing players to enter university - they do it in their own interests, not the kids'.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||The nature of football||
The nature of football contributes to this too, i.e., its sedentary component. Younger people have a shorter attention span. The average football game has about 11 minutes of action and more than 2 hours of standing around/huddling. With DVRs we can fastforward through the endless standing/huddling. Can't do that in the stadium.
I think the prior generation accepted this about football; I think we're less likely to do so. We lead busier lives, value our time, are more efficient with it (at least as to entertainment, if not productivity), don't like advertising so we fastforward through that too, etc.
Hurry up offenses mitigate the problem, but there is still a lot of standing around.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Product of fabric stress tear||
Product of fabric stress tear in front section of Bill Self's trousers.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||The sun on the label smileth upon my daily perfunctories.||
It accepteth my sacrifices, and looketh past my transgressions.
And I am grateful. Urination is never so pleasant, and the green grass upon my feet does examine my fate with prompt approval. And I am happy.
|26 weeks 40 min ago||Cheers||
Nice to join you all for another overcrowded, overexposed internet webspace with a couple interesting ideas/personalities interspersed amongst a sea of drivel.
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||I've always thought in this||
I've always thought in this scenario that if you take less money than you could possibly get, you endear yourself to fans, take pressure off yourself to otherwise live up to a huge salary, and that these things would be more than worth the money you would be giving up.
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||The Lebowski-cited look, at||
The Lebowski-cited look, at its core, expresses, "Why would you relax? How could you think that is acceptable?!"
Parents are insane. Particularly fathers.