I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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- Ohio St. -2 over Clemson
- Stanford -2 1/2 over Michigan State
- Wisconsin -2 1/2 over South Carolina
- LSU -8 over Iowa
- Georgia -10 1/2 over Nebraska
- Kansas St. -4 over Michigan
- Minnesota -3 1/2 over Syracuse
- Germany (or West Germany)
- the host country
|5 hours 55 min ago||But note that in the UT case||
But note that in the UT case linked above, the jury decided for the defendant (who had resorted to the deadly force of a shotgun).
Not saying you're wrong, but strange things can happen when you go to trial.
|6 hours 14 min ago||Quite right.||
And I'm guessing there's probably pretty general agreement to that, at least among the people that find this objectionable in the first place.
But when it comes to historical standards, which is what came up in this subthread and a couple of others, I think it's the elder-respect issue that's really changed. There have always been people whose understanding of consent is shaky and I can easily imagine in one of our snowball fights back in the day that someone might have gone after one of the other kids (by college age I don't think it would have happened, but when we were kids) that was just looking on and not part of it. It would have been dickish, but it isn't unthinkable.
But a teacher? No way in hell.
That wasn't right, it shouldn't have mattered. But it did.
|8 hours 55 min ago||Massey B1G bowl predictions||
This doesn't include injury information, of course.
|9 hours 10 min ago||Was a distinction made||
Was a distinction made between participants and bystanders?
I was in many a snowball fight when I was younger but everyone knew that teachers and parents were off limits.
|9 hours 24 min ago||Massey has it 38-36 OSU. I'm||
Massey has it 38-36 OSU. I'm guessing that's pretty close to where the o/u will be.
|9 hours 38 min ago||Really confused by the "world||
Really confused by the "world getting soft" comments.
Respect for elders isn't some newfangled idea. This wasn't ok forty years ago, or forty years before that, or forty years before that. Snow, spitballs, even just words, it didn't matter...you just didn't go after somebody decades older than you are.
|17 hours 38 min ago||Of course, more than half of||
Of course, more than half of that all-time record was compiled in juco and small-college ranks. Not quite sure why it's relevant.
|17 hours 50 min ago||All teams in the conference||
All teams in the conference divide the pot, so it makes no difference to the payout who went to which game.
|17 hours 51 min ago||Gator Bowl is on opposite||
Gator Bowl is on opposite three other bowl games, all of which I'd probably like to see.
BWW Bowl has its own slot. Probably get a better-grade announcing team, though, although last year it was Nessler/Blackledge which I'm a little weary of.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Concern trolling.||
|1 day 21 hours ago||overwhelming?||
TCU had five players drafted that year to SDSU's two. That was typical for a top MWC team in that period--the year before, Utah had five drafted including two 2nds; the year after, Boise had six. Seven players were taken in the first two round during those years; SDSU had none of them.
They had talent close to the best teams in their league but I don't think you could call it overwhelming.
|2 days 7 hours ago||So let me get this straight.||
We have some reason to believe somebody out there has been negatively recruiting Peppers, spreading rumors about instability in the Michigan program. And now Crawford, with the comment that he's 100% sold on Michigan but "with the coaching situation" he'd better take an OSU visit.
Then some guy that runs a website ticker with nothing but news and rumors regarding coaching changes posts a rumor from an unnamed source to watch a "developing situation at Michigan" because "movement on the staff is likely, but not soon."
And we take this seriously why?
I mean, of course the source will be right eventually because the staff won't stay intact forever even if it stays intact this year. And in the meantime it's just one more place people can point when they want to stir the pot with a Michigan commit.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I think I get what the term||
I think I get what the term is supposed to be describing, but in practice "concern trolling" seems too often to be shorthand for "reasoned and nuanced opinion I don't want to have to deal with."
I've thought that since the very first time I encountered the phrase...which, oddly, was a time when m-wolverine had directed it at somebody. So my impression is more general than just a matter of taking sides in an argument.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I have always suspected...||
...that he was told when he was interviewed for the OSU job that the athletic department was off limits and if he had any thoughts of repeating what he'd done at Vanderbilt he could forget it.
That would explain his deference and it would especially explain his Tressel-firing "joke".
|2 days 12 hours ago||I've been reading the German||
I've been reading the German press this afternoon--they're quite content with the draw and there's no way in hell they'd be willing to trade with Spain (Chile/Netherlands) or Uruguay (Italy/England), especially since this way they get group H in the round of 16 and the weaker half of the draw for the quarterfinals.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Why should Portugal be seeded?||
They didn't even win their qualifying group, finishing behind Russia who also isn't seeded. Like Mexico they "made it in by the skin of their teeth."
|2 days 15 hours ago||Agree, Disagree, Troll.||
That people might imagine that every comment is or ought to be something to agree or disagree with is a bit troubling all on its own.
Seems like there should be a way to upvote a post that doesn't constitute an opinion at all, just because it's a useful piece of information. Those are often the best contributions of all.
|2 days 15 hours ago||On that last point...||
...it's maybe only fair to acknowledge that for the commenters this isn't paid employment and some of us have good reason to not want a googling of our proper names to turn up the fact that we spend too much of our lives on this site. It's not so much about not being willing to attach a reputation to what we write--I'm probably as careful with the reputation of my username as I am with my real name. But I'd rather not give a prospective employer the opportunity to connect the two.
|2 days 16 hours ago||The Germans seem happy with the draw.||
Missed the nightmare scenario of a group with Italy or the Dutch; probably have relatively easy draws in the first two knockout matches (Belgium or S. Korea, then maybe France or Switzerland or Nigeria); have the fun of Loew v. Klinsmann and Boateng v. Boateng along the way.
|2 days 16 hours ago||It's funny...||
...in Europe the FIFA rankings are treated as a source of comedy. I didn't realize things were different here.
Is there anyone that actually thinks Brazil is only #10 in the world, or the fourth best team in South America?
|2 days 16 hours ago||It's possible.||
If you win both your matches and the other four matches are all draws, points going into the final day would be 6, 2, 1, 1.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Since 1954...||
the World Cup has always been won by one of the following:
So, no, there hasn't been a lot of Cinderella. I'd lay pretty long odds that one of those five will win it again.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Something I don't understand...||
...why is Ghana so feared? Is it just the past history with the US?
As a Germany fan I was pretty relieved with part of the draw--I was much more worried about Ivory Coast or Nigeria. Ghana's results have been pretty poor the last four years and I can't remember them ever beating a major power. And the current roster doesn't frighten me either--the defense is weak, goalkeeper even weaker.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Portugal...||
...hasn't lost a group stage match since 2002--eight years ago they made it to the semis and lost 1-0 to France, four years ago they lost in the round of 16 to the eventual champion, again 1-0.
Not sure I'd call either trip a "choke".
|2 days 19 hours ago||"Gee summed up the feelings||
"Gee summed up the feelings of the faithful perfectly by thinking it was all just a big joke"
That's not how I heard his "joke". It was the only way he could get away with saying what needed said, that the athletic department at OSU was running the university.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Year 1 they lost to TCU||
Year 1 they lost to TCU 55-12. That wasn't a good team--they didn't beat anyone in the top 100--and it was pretty much par for the cours, the year before Hoke/Borges arrived they'd lost 41-7.
Year 2 they lost to Missouri 27-24 and lost to TCU 40-35. That was TCU's 13-0 team that won the Rose Bowl . Someone's probably about to point out that the 35 included a defensive TD and they got back into the game late. Still TCU had given up 23 points total in the six games prior, all conference games; 35 was a big number. The week before they had beaten the #5 team in the country 47-7 .
One thing seems consistent through Al's career: when he's overmatched like that, he goes for the big play. Against Missouri:
Ronnie Hillman 75 Yd Run (Abel Perez Kick)
Ronnie Hillman 93 Yd Run (Abel Perez Kick)
Ronnie Hillman rush for 21 yards to the SDSt 33 for a 1ST down.
That's 182 yards on those five plays. They only had 118 on the other 42 plays.
|5 days 12 hours ago||No, he left the year before.||
No, he left the year before. Tuberville (presumably) requested his resignation when the season ended and immediately hired Tony Franklin from Troy. They won their bowl game, entered the next year ranked I think #11. There were grumbles when they beat Mississippi State 3-2 early the next year, the offense didn't improve much from there and Tuberville fired Franklin halfway through the season. He was gone himself at year's end, they finished 5-7.
|5 days 14 hours ago||For signature win...||
...maybe 52-28 at Arizona in '98? That was Arizona's only loss and they only gave up 15 per game the rest of the schedule.
That season's a pretty good example of what I meant above. UCLA scored a crapload of points, were never held under 28 and scored over 40 on three different ranked teams. But the defense wasn't very good and after a 10-0 start they lost games at the end of the year by 49-45 to Miami and 38-31 to Wisconsin in the Rose.
Or the flipside--Auburn beat LSU 10-9 in '04. Does he get credit for that?
|5 days 14 hours ago||"I would assume he didn't||
"I would assume he didn't face a ton of great defenses at places like Portland, Boise or SDS."
Looking at the Massey database, in 2010 he faced the #5 defense (TCU) and the #8 defense (Missouri), in 2009 the #9 defense (TCU again). I'm not sure why that gets lumped with the FCS and D2 jobs at the beginning of his career.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Why would you use wins and||
Why would you use wins and losses to assess an OC instead of some measure of offensive performance? He has no control over half of the team. Makes no sense unless you already know what the result it likely to be and you have an axe to grind, like trying to convince someone that Michigan's offense wasn't good in 2010 (huh?) or that Saturday's game against OSU wasn't a good performance even though it was the best offensive performance against them in a century.