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|17 hours 26 min ago||This is...||
Dist-URB-ing...Get it?! Get it?!?
*hangs head in shame*
*mumbles* Sorry. Its just I'm shocked no one else has said it yet.
On a serious note. It is a little weird and I would find it offputting if a coach started using a nickname for me that referred to my rear end, whether it was meant as a compliment or not.
It seems to me nicknames like that are reserved for signifcant others and...that's about it.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This is why I watch sports||
There is nothing else I know that can cause you to run such a wide spectrum of emotions in such a short amount of time.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Well fuck...||
...my co-workers are going to think I have Tourette's as I randomly spew "fuck"'s the rest of the day.
|15 weeks 16 hours ago||I appreciate the thought process||
Specifically, I appreciate putting in context of that Bill Simmons article, which was really well stated. We question everything nowadays and this is really no different.
I don't know if Ole' Miss is really guilty of anything, but it certainly smells fishy enough to cause a lot of people to question the whole thing.
|15 weeks 16 hours ago||I loathe Ray "I didn't see nothin'" Lewis||
I really do. And, the best summary of the death of the two young men I heard came from Rick Reilly (slightly shocking, I know)
He said something along the lines of how the police never went after another person in the death of those two people. Therefore, as far as the legal system is concerned, they both died of spontaneous stab wounds.
Can we get a statue where he is in the pose of "See No Evil" with his hands over his eyes? That's my suggestion.
|18 weeks 19 hours ago||Surprise & Believability||
Honestly, very little shocks me anymore in the sporting world. Lance Armstrong being doped registered as a "Oh well, that's a shame".
The Te'o thing though, really surprised me. To me, he came off as a stand-up guy and as much as I despised Notre Dame, I really found it hard to get snarky at him. Instead I got snarky with the media that made it seem like he was the only one to suffer personal tragedy ever.
That being said, I admit that I allowed the media to bias my opinion to the positive about a man I had never met, which happens all the time. For the most part, we barely know these people. We see prepared packages about them and interviews where the players have been coached how to respond.
I don't feel stupid for having believed what was reported as truth. I feel stupid for being surprised and shocked.
On the believability front, I think this is the snap judgement reaction: A lie has been exposed so therefore everything surrounding said incident must also be a lie.
I think Brian's article sums up pretty well that the story should not really be surprising and any outrage should be directed towards MSM which has turned into narrative building and story telling for ratings as opposed to actual journalism.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Nice touch...I think||
At the risk of potentially insulting your artistic skill, the fact that none of the M jerseys in the first panel have the same color blue or yellow is a fantastic touch, if intended and I'm not seeing things.
If not, I apologize but it is still hilarious.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Don't like the uni's, like the helmets||
I posted on FB after watching the Utah State/Toledo matchup where they both had matte helmets that I'd be curious to see the M helmet in matte.
|24 weeks 19 hours ago||The Logic||
The Logic is that if Bielema knew how to take advantage of the talent he had at his disposal and properly coach a running game, the games would never have been within reach of a hail mary. That is what he has said at least.
The point where Buckeye-fan & I agree with him on is that OSU was a mess last year and Braxton Miller was really green and they should've been able to win that game.
FWIW, normal logic seems to take a vacation with this particular Badger-fan on a consistent basis. This same person stated that Calvin Johnson is not a top-5 receiver in the NFL, so I like getting his opinions simply for entertainment.
|24 weeks 19 hours ago||Badger-Fan Perspective||
I work with a Badger fan from Wisconsin & a Spartan/Buckeye fan from Michigan (his parents went to OSU, he went to State) and it is always an interesting discussion with them on things like that.
Badger-Fan is practically giddy, especially now that Alvarez is going to coach the Rose Bowl. In his words "Bielema went to Rose Bowls, Alvarez won them." He is convinced that last year's team was a National Championship caliber team now that he's seen Russel Wilson in the NFL and therefore Bielema blew it. He also believes that Wisconsin is a destination program and therefore will get someone fantastic.
Spartan/Buckeye fan is very leery of the entire thing and feels like it could go either way but bottom-line, Bielema leaving for Arkansas is not a good sign for the B1G.
My fellow Michigan fans & I are fearful that we are going to see the end of Wisconsin as a power program and OSU will have run of the division (assuming current divisions maintain) and the B1G will continue to suffer a quality issue and fall even further behind.
So, its all about perspective I suppose.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Big 0x10||
See, Delaney is secretly a computer geek and wants the Big 10 name to make sense again.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Fitzgerald & Demens||
I personally cannot wait for the flood of Fitzgerald gifs that come out of that obnoxiousness. I am not a gif creator, but I imagine him on a trampoline or wearing a cheerleader outfit with pom poms, pigtails & skirt.
As for Demens, my friend & I watching on TV were both saying before the play started "Why are they only putting 3 on the line? Why are the rest playing so far back? Oh boy...." and then as the play ended "OHHHH!, That's why so Demens could tee him up. THAT WAS AWESOME!" I really need to start trusting Mattison more. He really has earned it at this point.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke as Secret Service Agent||
I can't be the only one who pictured Hoke in a suit & sunglasses pointing at people as he escorted the President through a crowd. (That might be a good t-shirt actually)
Totally agree that every time I read/hear his thoughts, I find a new reason to like this guy.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||If you're looking for a Batman Story...||
You've got a lot of the good ones. I really enjoyed Grant Morrison's run on Batman, which continues into Batman & Robin and then over into Batman Incorporated.
The "Batman R.I.P." storyline is little bit of a mindbender and typifies Morrison's grabbing stuff from odd storylines from the 50's & 60's and making them work in the modern bent.
Let's put it this way: He found a way to make Bat-Mite work in a gritty & dark story.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||'Merica||
I too am relieved that Michigan does not hate 'Merica.
Also, at the risk of getting taken behind the woodshed, I would actually prefer the Pro Combat gloves, with a simple block M to these Ransom Note things.
|44 weeks 23 hours ago||Big Ten possibly stepping in themselves||
I have no idea on the reputation of "The Chronicle of Higher Learning" and I was linked to this through the Free Press so take that for what its worth but:
This seems over the top to me. Wouldn't the member schools have to agree to a change like this? I can't imagine they would.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Interesting||
This is interesting to me and will probably get me "Cool Story Bro"'ed but, a couple years ago the University of Florida brought forward a "Digital Arts" program for review as a program whose students could be admitted to Tau Beta Pi which is the Engineering Honor Society.
The Digital Arts program was run out of their CS department I believe and it was a hybrid program between an arts degree & a CS degree. The impression given during the presentation was that it was aimed at Disney and making students marketable to them for working in the entertainment industry in general.
They really seemed high on this program and the potential benefit for a big employer and so its interesting to me that two years later they would cut the deparment administering it.
Aside: For those who care, the program was shot down for admission into TBP as not being a true "engineering" program.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||*sigh*||
The pimp hand giveth & the pimp hand taketh away.
I heard it described as extortion since they will likely get there on the dimes of upset, rich fans who will open their pocket books.
I contend the band refused to travel with a mascot and/or have a hashtag emblazoned on their uni's and this is the result.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||We know he's too far gone when...||
If we see a UFR where he gives Denard Robinson & Desmond Howard high marks for the multiple TD's they hooked up on in a victory over Slippery Rock in the BCS National Championship.
Feel better Brian.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Two comments that bear repeating....||
1) This article is just awesome and I got goosebumps reading it. This is why I come to MGoBlog.
2) Yes Jed, Jed, a thousand times Jed. I remember my friends and I used to wonder seriously if the Wings should have taken a late round flyer on him the way he ALWAYS seemed to perform well at JLA and then in those tournament runs it felt like watching Yzerman lead by example, doing whatever it took to move the team forward.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||2003 Regional||
Yeah, I was at that one. My friends and I had season tickets starting in 2002 and we went to the 2003 regional and if I remember correctly, we helped Wayne State give CC a little bit of trouble because the crowd was so clearly in favor of WSU.
These are the stories I tell people they must go see a game at Yost if they consider themselves a sports fan.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||On the other side of that equation||
I feel like whenever I talked to any of my elementary school classmates, I experienced the sheer joy of having to say "No, we don't pay good athletes to come here" and incessant jokes that came with going to an all boys school. Never got old.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||HAIL!||
There is nothing like beating a rival in "their sport".
HAIL TO THE VICTORS BABY!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I don't even know what you're talking about||
Dude, Alabama & LSU played each other a while back. LSU won an ugly one 9-6 in OT. What game are you talking about?
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|1 year 24 weeks ago||Drew Sharp - Certified Moron||
You know I saw those headlines along with his thing about Suh needing more games on his suspension (which BTW, the WDFN football show they do on Wednesdays I think called him their moron of the week or something equally insulting for that) and honestly, I wonder if Drew Sharp gets up in the morning and thinks:
"What idiotic thing can I put in print today?"
It's like his idiocy known no bounds.
Thank god for Wojo:
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Here are the arguments that fall apart||
Here are the arguments that fall apart:
1) The BCS has stated several times "it makes every week a playoff". OK, by that logic, this would be like if New England won the AFC, and Green Bay beat New Orleans in a close game in the 2nd round of the NFC playoffs. The NFL decides: "You know what? Man, that New Orleans sure put up a fight, they might be the 2nd best team in the NFL, lets have them play Green Bay again and screw New England." It can't be both "every week is a playoff" and "well that was regular season".
2) What happens if Alabama beats LSU? Does that mean that they are the true champion? Or, does it mean that because they had a week of practice without a game, they were just a little bit more rested than Alabama? What happens if a key player for LSU gets injured in the SEC championship game? The equivalent to this would be if the lower seeded teams in playoffs actually got the bye weeks. No one would accept this in any other sport.
Some other comments on this generally:
- Nick Saban has now said some variation of "Teams who don't win their Conference, shouldn't be in the title game." as an argument against UM in the title game and "Voters should vote for the best two teams" as a way to encourage voting for his team. Again, with the having it both ways.
- Lastly, assuming Ok. State wins, they don't get in on virtue of their loss to Iowa State? One could make the argument the team was an emotional wreck in light of the tragedy with the coaches dying in the plane crash.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||As a CC alum...||
...for the sake of my school's reputation, I really hope this didn't come from the school.
And if it did, punishment should be swift & severe. We were all taught from day 1, that CC was a recognized name, moreso than a lot of High Schools, and we were being trusted with a reputation that we needed to help maintain.
And, having worked with Cass Tech alums and having grown up in Detroit proper, this letter could not be more misinformed.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Ravens & Jets||
Ravens for the fact that everyone seems to gloss over that Ray Lewis was somehow involved in a murder. And BTW, they never went looking for another assailant in that case. So, as far as the courts are concerned, the victim died of spontaneous stab wounds.
Where do I begin on the Jets...New York team so overblown coverage, Rex Ryan, Mark SanCHIZE (see overblown media coverage)
And, lastly, while I have always been neutral on the Packers, I work with a guy from Wisconsin and he has slowly turned me against the Packers. The final straw was when he insisted that Calvin Johnson was not a top 5 receiver in the NFL and was well below Greg Jennings because "Calvin Johnson is just tall, he doesn't get separation. If he got separation like Greg Jennings, then he'd be a top 5". When I called him on it and asked for his top 5, I got "Andre Johnson, Greg Jennings...uh...Roddy White maybe is tied with Calvin Johnson"
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Listen...||
Listen, just because the artist was inspired by the works of Georgia O'Keefe while listening to Nirvana, it doesn't mean anything.
Sometimes, a trophy is just a trophy.