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|9 weeks 3 days ago||I was a holdout for Hoke till the end,||
but I had to upvote you there. So exasperating! So close!
Garder was incredible, almost miraculous there, in the face of practially the whole world's doubt -- though the faith of a small, vocal true blue faction proved, I'm sure, to be instrumental to his phenomenal effort that day. What was it, something like 6 touchdowns? 7? Almost single-handedly, IIRC; he really showed up for OSU.
Wish him the best Sunday. (And, yes, still wishing Hoke the best too... still hoping he gets another chapter, the right one this time, and is finally able to break through. Any word?)
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Omg people --||
whether you like her style or not, at least recognize & give proper respect. Nikki Minaj is a talented, smart, barrier-shattering female rapper who hangs with the big boys. And yes, she's unrepentantly sexy, in a post-second-wave-feminism kinda way. In other words, she owns it: she actively shapes her own brand and sexuality, vs. getting played by the industry. All within, of course, the ever-present mandates of the market and popular culture in which we all operate... still, she pushes the envelope of race & beauty standards, as well as artists' control of their music and women's control of their sexuality.
She has a bit of attitude, true, but can also pay tribute. Not unlike a certain Head Wolverine, who has his days / quirks. Hey, if you're good...
|9 weeks 4 days ago||whoops wrong spot||
(just call it a double-post)
|14 weeks 5 days ago||the block "M" still comes up||
in his pics.
Didn't see any other schools there at this point.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Chardonnay||
at \aut\ Bar in A2.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Damn!||
Congrats. Especially on the paper!
(does wishing someone well help it rub off on the wishee? One can hope...)
|14 weeks 6 days ago||So sorry||
Drink up! It'll look better in the morning (plus about a year).
Best of luck.
|15 weeks 18 hours ago||I think he'd||
I think Burke would pass a little more if he were playing alongside LeBron.
Especially if it were made clear this was a requirement.
|15 weeks 18 hours ago||I've actually been thinking this||
since oh, January /Feb, myself, though I wasn't watching Delladevoda.
It does seems they've connected -- LeBron's kept an eye on him at least since Trey attended his camp or even before, from Final Four time, iirc.
Whether in the Bay or Cleveland, I think TB'd be happier than in Utah, and hopefully that'd show up in his game. The personnel fit might be better too, though I'm not familiar w/ Kerr's style as a coach.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Or LeBron||
could bring him home...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Northern Mich. is aiiight...||
...as long as you & your wife are white, can pass as white, or already know people there.
Otherwise, I'm w/ Ricky: if you want to have a nice time, feel welcome & not constantly stared at: get thee to an airport & get the eff out.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Doubt this'd work||
Sounds like Bo Ryan has years of bullying and/or paying off the refs going into this. You don't just develop that kind of favoratism overnight. Something downright nasty's got to be going on behind the scene (& not in a good way). Blech.
Has to be exposed.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||This so||
pisses me off.
From the NCAA championship game (the call on an "all ball") to this... Whatever happened to the recommendation that refs be professionalized, paid, and thus be able to be held to account?
Also, why does that dreadful uniform design work for Wisky but not for us?
Hmph. Maybe colored laces would've helped.
But I doubt it...
just more proof of the plot to demoralize us outta our rightful claim to fame. ;o
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Calm down Mr. Gerbil!||
|30 weeks 5 hours ago||If you're going up against Kenpom,||
even in sarcasm / jest (?), better make sure to cross your t's, dot your i's, and insert your apostrophe's.
Or it just sounds dumb.
Kenpom was wrong about this match up last time, iirc.
As were those who said Illinois had more to lose than we did yesterday. They may have been fighting for a NCAA bid. We were fighting to stay alive.
This one, now, is for drawing breath with dignity.
|30 weeks 5 hours ago||Ok, let's do this. Shock 'em. Dead.||
If Rutgers could do it, so can we.
E'erbody show up: Walton. Kam. Rahk. Dawkins. Doyle? Doyle. Irvin. Bielfeldt! Albrecht. I said: Albrecht!!! Heck, Donnal, Dakich, Lonergan... Wilson? Wilson playing? --y'all show up too. And LeVert, on the sidelines, also needed.
We almost knocked 'em off last time. Even *with* LeVert out.
Time to finish the job.
|30 weeks 21 hours ago||hell yeah!||
Just saw the score. Seems I missed a helluva game.
An' I know I sound like a lame late comer, but swear to god, after reading Quinn's article on Chatman (linked to in the preview) I was like ok, corner's been turned; I think we got this game.
Still, am stunned -- just floored -- by the score...
Whoo-hoo! Post-season, here we come --
Cuz this is when we light up... maybe, jus' maybe, things'll finally start clickin' into place.
<* crossing fingers * >
Wisky's tomorrow?! Lord God help us...
but yes, it *cAN* be done.
Let's do it!
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Win. The. Game.||
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Glad you have a good sense about the game...||
...but I feel this is the kind of game we get lax about & end up blowing.
Plus remember both Doyle (likely) and Walton out.
As long as we remember they *did* beat Wisconsin -- they have it in them -- we *might* come out okay.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Yup!||
Build, no laurel-resting. Great effort, keep going.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||No.||
It's a loss.
But it sure as hell is not a failure.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||No.||
It's a loss.
But it sure as hell inots a failure.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||never. give. up.||
He had it at one point.
Just hasn't figured out how to transfer it yet to his current environment.
If Beilein saw something in him, it's there...
... I just hope together they can figure out how to get it to unfold. Would be great to get a little boost, for example, in the postseason (like McGary in 2012).
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Right,||
let's do it.
Focus on endurance, and Chatman's confidence.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Never||
say never. It ain't over yet. There were some dark moments when everyone was hating on Burke, remember? Right before the (first) Tourney. Some folks take longer...
... he might not ever bloom. No telling. But I do seriously think that folks giving up on him makes it almost certain he won't.
Still rooting... (this team as a whole, for example, under these conditions -- who woulda thunk it?).
|35 weeks 4 days ago||yeah,||
and didn't someone say at halftime that if the refs were calling the game halfway decent, we'd be up by... 10?
how long do we have to prepare for them at Crisler?
Vengeance -- *clean* vengeance. No need to stoop...
... and yeah, that's just how it goes. Gotta take it in stride. Kinda like, oh, injuries...
|35 weeks 4 days ago||true that||
'cept the part about Izzo being a good coach.
Effective, maaaybe. But good? nah.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Mmm...||
... blueberry pie.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Me too,||
'cept I didn't stay tuned in.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you!||
nice avatar pic y'self...