Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
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|1 hour 53 min ago||Exactly. Kids are "fans" of||
Exactly. Kids are "fans" of a lot. I was a Charlotte Hornets fan when I was a kid because I liked Larry Johnson and their colors. I had a metal Charlotte Hornets waste basket in my bedroom and a Larry Johnson poster. Not sure I watched more than a few Hornets games a year, or cared to, but when I asked I would say they were my favorite team. I also had University of Arizona basketball shorts. Kids' fandoms are weird and often times not terribly strong.
|2 hours 11 min ago||Typical M fan reaction to||
Typical M fan reaction to young players:
Young player is buried behind older players - coaches can't recruit.
Young player jumps past older players - coaches aren't developing the older players.
|2 hours 14 min ago||Seriously - how dare he not||
Seriously - how dare he not divulge his real reasons to everyone he's never met. It's like he doesn't even care about us.
|2 hours 57 min ago||You're complaining about||
You're complaining about something that hasn't happened yet, and most likely won't.
This reminds me of the year when walk-on Nate Brink was being praised during spring practice and showed up on depth charts ahead of 4-star recruits and people wigged out like you're wigging out right now. "How can Brink be ahead of all of those big recruits, the coaches clearly aren't developing anyone like they should!" they all said. Then Brink almost never saw the field, and certainly not ahead of said recruits.
So chill out, is what I'm saying. Until Mason Cole actually sees the field, this is a non-issue.
|3 hours 1 min ago||My brother-in-law works||
My brother-in-law works closely with FIFA because he is a high end ticket broker for the World Cup and Euro Cup, and according to him, there's a near-zero chance anything changes with Qatar, at least in terms of moving it to another country. Qatar has invested too much money at this point, and if moving it becomes a legit possibility, the bribes will be too large to turn down.
|3 hours 7 min ago||At least Ronaldo doesn't look||
At least Ronaldo doesn't look like a total douche.
|3 hours 31 min ago||Do you know that Mason Cole||
Do you know that Mason Cole is really the back up at LT? Personally, I don't believe that. LTT was injured for the spring game, otherwise I'm sure he would have had 2nd team reps. I also heard David Dawson was getting reps at OT, and I bet he's ahead of Cole as well.
Don't freak out about who people think is second string in the offseason. Wait and see who sees the field.
|1 day 47 min ago||Is Adam Rittenberg really the||
Is Adam Rittenberg really the best we can do?
|1 day 3 hours ago||Interesting to read which||
Interesting to read which coaches are on the panel. Dantonio, Urban Meyer and Brian Kelly are all on there (guess we figured out how OSU got that 1st place vote). As is Rich Rodriguez.
|1 day 3 hours ago||He's legit. I'm sure he||
He's legit. I'm sure he comes up and takes Jackson's roster spot right now. He's a solid 4th OF and can play center. Also steals bases like a boss.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Orally committed is actually||
Orally committed is actually the more correct term here, and it denotes that the commitment was done by speaking, whereas verbal just means using words so a written commitment would also be a verbal one, technically. So yes, hearing the word "oral" and thinking something dirty certainly makes you adolescent, if we're being anal about it.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Oh I know why people think||
Oh I know why people think they'll be good. I just think they're a little overrated is all. Trying to project improvement for young guys doesn't always go the way everyone thinks. Sometime young guys get way better and sometimes guys hit a peak early.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Yes, I'm sure that was the||
Yes, I'm sure that was the only criteria used.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Every time Pat Haden was||
Every time Pat Haden was asked the same question about Kiffin, he has his job was safe. Even the week before he was fired. As the AD, you say your coach's job is 100% safe until the moment you fire him. Anything less is a lame duck which totally screws recruiting, either for your current coach or the next one.
|1 day 21 hours ago||That was for HaHa. And was||
That was for HaHa. And was probably worth it because he was really good.
|2 days 1 hour ago||That stat is according to||
That stat is according to whom? I don't believe that 60% of college freshmen are taught remedial English. I know that not every college is Ivy League, but I doubt more than half of college students need remedial English.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I knew a lot about Myron||
I knew a lot about Myron Rolle before this, but hearing him speak - holy shit is he impressive.
It would be interesting to talk to him about how he feels about all of this. On one hand, he would be an argument for why college athletes can be successful academically because he did great things playing the most demanding sport, excelling at said sport, and doing it at a school not known for being academically elite (e.g. he wasn't at Stanford or Duke). On the other hand, he has clearly seen other athletes who achieved a whole lot less than he did. So I wonder how much of that blame he puts on the system and how much he puts on the players who didn't utilize their education as much as he did.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I think their DL is getting||
I think their DL is getting overhyped in the offseason as well. Many, including Phil Steele, are saying that they are the best DL unit in the country. I don't think they're that good.
That said, they will be good. They were hot and cold last year, but they were still pretty young, and now they return all 4 starters and instead of 3/4 being underclassmen, they will have 3/4 being upperclassmen. They're getting overhyped mainly because of how big those guys all were as recruits not because they have all looked amazing as college players, and if they take a leap this year to where their recruiting profile says they should be, they'll be dominant. I doubt they live up to all that hype, but they'll be good, no doubt about it.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I had some Indian food for||
I had some Indian food for lunch on Monday, and I was bringing it too.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I agree with the others. I've||
I agree with the others. I've had these debates with you as well and you rarely have any evidence to your argument other than "Hoke sux" or something like that. You also have a tendancy to rip Hoke in threads where it's not prompted or appropriate.
|3 days 1 hour ago||When basketball was first||
When basketball was first invented, it had a lot more contact than it does with today's rules, so players needed to wear protective gear. Of course, this was over 100 years ago, and just like using a peach basket for the hoop, it was common to wear a bird cage, typically that of a parakeet or cockatoo, over one's head as a make-shift helmet/facemask. They were referred to as "cagers" and despite the changes in wardrobe over the years, the name has stuck ever since.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Yeah, it wasn't Poggi. It||
Yeah, it wasn't Poggi. It was a black DB/WR, I can't remember his name but I remember his picture. And this wasn't that long ago - the kid is still in HS.
|3 days 1 hour ago||This is a massive||
This is a massive exaggeration. I've lived in LA for 8 years now myself, and you can knock anything you want about CA, but the weather is perfect. Sure, there are smoggy days. But I've never once heard of people staying indoors or avoiding exertion (and they certainly don't listen). It's rarely too hot (except in certain valley areas, but nowhere a college kid would live), it's never below 50 during daylight in the winter, there's no humidity and no mosquitos.
The traffic certainly sucks, but that's also in the category of "things college kids don't worry about."
|3 days 1 hour ago||Considering only one of them||
Considering only one of them is a position battle, I'm going with the latter.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Part of me thinks he||
Part of me thinks he shouldn't get punished at all, and then the other part of me remembers he plays for Cleveland.
|3 days 2 hours ago||First of all, 247 lists him||
First of all, 247 lists him at 205, so it'a possibly that 196 number is a little dated. Secondly, Noah Furbush, who is a year older and an inch taller, shows at 210 on the current roster, so even if the Rivals number is accurate, he's at least on pace with one of our LBs from last year.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Whoa - just the right amount||
Whoa - just the right amount of vague. Cryptic AquaMN.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Agreed. It's important for us||
Agreed. It's important for us to see how muscly our players look while they're flexing vs. when they're not.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I'm not terribly bummed about||
I'm not terribly bummed about Fitzpatrick. We're doing just fine at DB in this class.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I agree with your overall||
I agree with your overall point, but isn't Westbrook only 6'3"? But yeah, I don't think Lavine is anywhere near Westbrook's neighborhood.