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07/19/2018 - 4:54pm Only way he goes back to the…

Only way he goes back to the NFL is if he gets fired at Michigan. And that only happens if we don’t have another 10 win season by 2020 IMO

07/19/2018 - 1:08pm Think the recruiters…

Think the recruiters probably need to adjust their recruitment strategies if that's the case. I would imagine they target athletes because athletes are used to some form of structure. Easy pickings for a military recruiter. 

Military demographics have been changing for a while. There's about 7 million less military personnel than there was 30 years ago. It's been getting older for a while. Average age is up 2 whole years since the 70s. Military probably just hasn't adjusted their recruiting strategies much over the years. Plus we had a fairly unpopular war the last 15sh years, so that might have something to do with it as well. I would imagine military participation decreased after Vietnam as well. 

07/19/2018 - 8:46am This man has some issues…

This man has some issues. And it's unfortunate that someone with such a small grasp of reality is supposed to be influencing young men. 

07/17/2018 - 9:24am College is a big detriment…

College is a big detriment. Those players get 20 or so games of competitive soccer each year, then have to find places to play as an amateur in the summer. Love DCFC and that league, but it's not great soccer. It's not going to improve you much. Meanwhile, in most European countries, players 18-22 are getting 40-50 games a year against quality competition when you factor in all competitions. Over the course of 2-3 years, it makes a massive massive difference. 

07/17/2018 - 9:22am Biggest road block is MLS…

Biggest road block is MLS. They operate the league like they want to get better. But it's at the cost of developing players. It is too insular. It's incredibly difficult for other leagues to purchase players from MLS. So players get good enough, but because it's obnoxious to deal with and MLS has inflated prices of players (because of DP rules, bringing Bradley and others back on a big price etc), some foreign leagues just don't even bother. We should be a stepping stone to Europe. We should have a ton of players leaving for Europe in their early 20s. Instead, we have players waiting too long and they don't take that next step in development. Love the progress they've made the last few years with academies, which is sorely needed, but US players seem to be moving to Europe right when they turn 18 or waiting til their contract is up. It's not going to work for the USMNT if it continues that way. 

07/15/2018 - 12:59pm Is what it is. Croatia were…

Is what it is. Croatia were the better team until the third goal, then France bunkered in and there was nothing Croatia could do. Would have been interesting to see the game played where Croatia didn’t have the bad luck in the first half, but you don’t get second chances in sports. 

Hard to believe it’s all over. Gotta wait 4 1/2 more years to do this again. 

07/15/2018 - 12:41pm It COULD be a fun team to…

It COULD be a fun team to watch. Deschemps’ style makes it much more boring than it could be. France could have blown out every team under the right manager as they’re the most talented squad in the whole tournament IMO. But it’s hard to argue with the results. 

07/15/2018 - 12:32pm Duh. Doesn’t change anything…

Duh. Doesn’t change anything. 

07/15/2018 - 12:27pm People will look at the…

People will look at the score and think it was no contest. But Croatia were the better team, by far, for the first 60 minutes. But two moments of greatness from Pogba and Mbappe and it’s now out of reach. 

07/15/2018 - 12:22pm I was going to come no…

I was going to come no matter what. But I think Deschemps could have waited another 10-15 minutes. That Pogba goal will probably render the decision moot though

07/15/2018 - 12:21pm No way it stays at this…

No way it stays at this score. Croatia will really have to go for it, which gives France the chance for even more counters. The score line won’t reflect how thoroughly outplayed France have been. Two lucky moments created this for France

07/15/2018 - 11:49am It’s a cruel game. Croatia…

It’s a cruel game. Croatia have been the better team, and it  hasn’t even been close, and they’re down a goal at halftime. 

07/15/2018 - 11:41am Kante and the French LB with…

Kante and the French LB with yellow cards. Something to keep an eye on in the second half. 

07/15/2018 - 11:39am Incredibly lucky that France…

Incredibly lucky that France have a goal, let alone two. Hope Croatia can pull back even again. 

07/15/2018 - 11:37am If there’s justice, he will…

If there’s justice, he will miss this

07/15/2018 - 11:29am Beautiful. Interesting fk…

Beautiful. Interesting fk choice, but it works out in the end. Great goal by Perisic. 

07/15/2018 - 11:26am He’s one of their better…

He’s one of their better players and has scored a couple big goals this World Cup. And the fk should have been a yellow card to Greizmann for diving. Mandzukic will be alright. 

07/15/2018 - 11:18am Injustice there. Where’s VAR…

Injustice there. Where’s VAR when you need it?

07/15/2018 - 11:16am Croatia is the better team…

Croatia is the better team right now. But I can just see France scoring on a counterattack against the run of play. 

07/15/2018 - 11:15am Really? Those, along with…

Really? Those, along with ours, bore me. I feel lethargic after them. I like Italy’s, Russia’s and some of the Latin American anthems. But I think most of the European ones are very boring. 

07/14/2018 - 4:45pm Walker is nothing more than…

Walker is nothing more than a role player and Muhammad is a combo guard. More likely to play the 2. Plus, Carton is a top 25 (maybe better) player. I would be shocked if he isn’t one of their better players from day 1. I really like him as a player

07/14/2018 - 3:27pm He has almost a guaranteed…

He has almost a guaranteed starting spot at OSU. Hard to blame him with that in consideration. This will not sting if DDJ develops and we get another solid PG in 2019. It’s a position I’m pretty confident in under JB

07/14/2018 - 8:10am My favorite place to eat in…

My favorite place to eat in Detroit is the Polish Village Cafe.

07/03/2018 - 4:53pm Demons exorcised? 

Demons exorcised? 

07/03/2018 - 4:48pm Who will blink first? All…

Who will blink first? All penalties been calm and collected so far 

07/03/2018 - 4:44pm No love for Suárez. But I…

No love for Suárez. But I love Cavani. I don’t know if there are many players that can equal his passion for playing the game. 

07/03/2018 - 9:55am Because I'm rooting for…

Because I'm rooting for teams that haven't won it before, with the exception of Uruguay. I just really like them. 

07/03/2018 - 9:48am I would also add that both…

I would also add that both matches are on Telemundo, which might be the better viewing experience even if you can't understand Spanish. 

07/01/2018 - 10:29pm But even with hockey, you…

But even with hockey, you sub out every minute. You do short shifts and get regular rest. Soccer players don’t get that. They’ve started expanding the amount of subs, but idk how much of that they will do. Eventually, players bodies will just give way and you’ll be having a ton of injuries. 

07/01/2018 - 4:55pm Pretty sure purgatory is…

Pretty sure purgatory is when you have to take a consequential penalty to get out of purgatory but you miss it. But in four years you get another chance. And you miss it every time for eternity. 

07/01/2018 - 4:37pm Rooting for Croatia. But…

Rooting for Croatia. But that was such an awful penalty by Modric. They should let him go first to get his confidence back. Though if he misses another one, he might just have to retire from the national team. 

07/01/2018 - 3:39pm Croatia, much like Euro 2016…

Croatia, much like Euro 2016, have a clear path to the semifinals if they can win their Round of 16 game. They have not bee playing all that well in this match. 

07/01/2018 - 3:28pm I don’t think Americans…

I don’t think Americans should feel the need to talk like the British, but when a good majority of coverage in America is by British people (Prem on NBCSN is almost all Brits, some Brits on BeIn Sports as well, ESPNFC has significant British representation, Ian Drake has been calling USMNT on ESPN for years, several Brits on FOX’s WC team - Barton, Rae, Abdo etc), I don’t think we should be surprised. 

07/01/2018 - 3:28pm I don’t think Americans…

I don’t think Americans should feel the need to talk like the British, but when a good majority of coverage in America is by British people (Prem on NBCSN is almost all Brits, some Brits on BeIn Sports as well, ESPNFC has significant British representation, Ian Drake has been calling USMNT on ESPN for years, several Brits on FOX’s WC team - Barton, Rae, Abdo etc), I don’t think we should be surprised. 

07/01/2018 - 3:24pm Good deal for both parties…

Good deal for both parties. Pistons needed a 3&D wing and that’s what they’ll get. Low risk contract for Pistons and solid chance for playing time for GRIII. Win-Win

07/01/2018 - 3:05pm It works in hockey OT, but…

It works in hockey OT, but that’s a sport that features more goals in general. People thought golden goal might get teams to play out more, but teams ended up bunkering more in fear of giving up the goal. 

I want to avoid anything gimicky, like a 2v2 suggested by another poster. Some might say penalties are gimicky, but at least a PK is something that may also take place in an actual game. I’d settle for those over a glorified half court style game. 9v9 might only work in theory, but I think that even if teams tried to bunker in, one really good player could make a bigger difference. Messi operating against only 7 in the box vs 9 could make all the difference. 

07/01/2018 - 2:05pm It’s not the same. I don’t…

It’s not the same. I don’t think anybody likes deciding games on penalty kicks, but there’s not a lot they can do about it. Players will fall over and die before some games are decided “on the pitch”. They tried sudden death/golden goal and no fewer games ended in penalties. Now they’ve added another sub, which in theory would help. 

I think the only thing that might help is taking players off the field. 9 v 9 instead of 11 v 11. Again, in theory, it might open things up and allow more opportunities. 

06/29/2018 - 5:36pm One 4th of July, everybody…

One 4th of July, everybody was out of town except my dad. He got stuck with our 11 year old lab, our 1 year old black lab/Boston terrier mix, and my sister’s pitbull/husky mix. I don’t think he got a wink of sleep for a few days.  

06/29/2018 - 3:49pm About the best you could ask…

About the best you could ask for in a walk on center. Actually a pretty big get IMO

06/27/2018 - 7:49pm I highly doubt that very…

I highly doubt that very many kids would enjoy sitting through 15:17. Black Panther and Jurassic Park are much more family friendly and have way more mass appeal (which is kind of the fucking point of these movie nights). And if you have to have it explained to you why they wouldn’t choose a religious movie, you’re not in this discussion in good faith. 

06/27/2018 - 7:02pm World Cup surprises…

World Cup surprises constantly. Mexico almost royally screwed themselves. Fortunately, the Koreans saved them. But they have a much tougher draw though. 

Props to Sweden for coming back from the late loss. Could have pouted but they went at it today and looked solid. Glad for the guy that was getting death threats and racist comments. 

06/24/2018 - 3:12pm Poland look absolutely…

Poland look absolutely terrible in this match. I didn’t watch them against Senegal, but I imagine it must have been the same. Lewandowski having almost no impact. Hard to believe that they only dropped 5 points in all of qualifying. 

06/24/2018 - 1:37pm So glad to see that neither…

So glad to see that neither Japan nor Senegal sat back in the second half when the game was tied. Both went for the three points. Solid points earned. I picked Poland and Colombia to get through this group, might get neither right! If either teams lose this match, they’re officially out. A draw keeps them alive. Barely. 

06/23/2018 - 6:38pm 15:17 to Paris was widely…

15:17 to Paris was widely disliked. It did pretty bad at the box office. And isn’t a “family friendly” movie.  And I Can Only Imagine is a religious movie, which they’d never pick for obvious reasons. Isle of Dogs could’ve been chosen, but Wes Anderson movies aren’t for everyone. 

I don’t think you’ll ever like the movies at these kinds of events if the movies you chose are indicative of your personal preference. 

06/23/2018 - 6:34pm He didn’t play great but it…

He didn’t play great but it’s hard to play as a CB with the way Germany are choosing to play. Especially when they’re playing teams that want to counter attack. Leaves the CBs hung out to dry. And it’s not like 1 on 1 defending in space is a strength of most CB

06/23/2018 - 3:29pm You might be right. McCarver…

You might be right. McCarver (if he’s still their studio guy, havne’t watched Saturday baseball on FOX in a few years) is god awful. Football is just people laughing at Bradshaw. Joe Buck was awful at the US Open. Their preferred format might just be terrible. 

06/23/2018 - 3:27pm Sweden are too tired. Can’t…

Sweden are too tired. Can’t even counter effectively now. Another Germany goal seems inevitable IMO

06/23/2018 - 1:03pm People just seem to be…

People just seem to be curious about what kind of movie you and your family would prefer to watch. A Wrinkle in Time. Black Panther. Back to the Future. Jurassic Park. Cars 3. Justice League. Moana. The Last Jedi. Honestly, the only type of movie missing from the list is The Eternal Lightness of Being or The Longest Day. Both of which they wouldn’t air for obvious reasons. 

06/23/2018 - 12:51pm Great goal for Korea. Maybe…

Great goal for Korea. Maybe not over?

06/23/2018 - 12:27pm Chicarito scores his 50th…

Chicarito scores his 50th national team goal to put Mexico up 2-0. Got started after a missed foul, but is what it is. Mexico deserve to be up.

Their performance makes our missing the WC hurt that much more. A lot of people thought the talent gap was closing between us, but I think it has always been pretty big. Mexico is just a huge mess of a federation, causing them to underachieve most years. I hope we can get Osorio for next manager of the USMNT. I think he’s been brilliant for them.