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01/16/2019 - 3:33pm While that is true, Rattler…

I said something incorrect, and retracted it. Im a bad person

01/16/2019 - 10:40am neither. I buy the envelope…

neither. I buy the envelope and then use the drippings, so its kind of a 50/50 deal. But jar gravy is gross

01/12/2019 - 11:30am Chiefs defense is trash. DL…

Chiefs defense is trash. DL has 2 good ends, but Colts  Oline is superior. Secondary is god awful.  Andy Reid will make at least one time management gaffe.  1st time playoff starters generally dont fare well, with the exception of Andrew Luck (coincidentally).  Colts cover, might even get on the moneyline with them for the outright win. Also, over 56

Rams havent looked good for a long time.  Ever since Cooper Cupp went down, the offense has slowed significantly. How healthy is Gurley's knee?  Meanwhile, Cowboys offense firing on all cylinders. The defense is playing out of its head the past 6 weeks.  The over/under on this game is around 49 (depending), and I think the first team to 27 wins. 7 points is too many. Im taking the Cowboys to cover, but lose 27-23

West coast team playing early Sunday in cold weather. Normally, a death sentence. Plus, Brady and Bellichik are 19-3 at home in the playoffs. BUT this NE team isnt very good.  Horribly disciplined, lots of self inflicted wounds, and Brady doesnt have a reliable 3rd down security blanket.  Furthermore, Brady struggles most when facing an exceptional pass rush and the Chargersmight have the best edge rush duo in the NFL.  The signs say to pick SD, but because its Brady and Bellichik, I gotta see it before I believe it.  Im staying away from this game, but for the sake of this exercise where Im not putting money down, Id take the Chargers +4

Did Nick Foles suitcase his horseshoe before leaving Philly?  I think this is where the Eagles run ends, and I think NO has the best three players between both teams (Brees, Thomas and Kamara).  The only thing that worries me is EVERYONE is on New Orleans, and the contrarian in me says this would then be the game to go against script, and have everyone saying "thats how they can afford to keep building those giant hotels in Vegas".  On the other hand, this could be a close game all the way, then Foles' luck runs out while on a last minute drive (down 2 trying to get the FG to win) and throws a pick 6 and then theres your 8 for the push.  I may be blinded by my own bias here (I had NO +1500 to win the SB in Sept), but Im talking the Saints

01/11/2019 - 3:50pm Bama, Clemson, OSU, Oklahoma…

Bama (4), Clemson (4), OSU (6), Oklahoma (8), Wisconsin (12), Georgia (13)

Tied w/ Penn St, ND (15)

01/11/2019 - 3:43pm What concerns me most about…

What concerns me most about Beilein confusing Vazquez for Cortez is that this clearly shows he has not watched Hunt For Red October nearly enough.  

01/09/2019 - 3:55pm Little known fact:…

Little known fact: Underwarter basket weaving and Shoe Tying 432 are both 60 credit classes at Alabama

01/09/2019 - 10:21am Where do I sign up for the…

Where do I sign up for the resistance?

Thanks to health care, I make nearly twice what I did when I was 25, yet I bring home LESS per paycheck.  Somethings rotten in Mudville

01/08/2019 - 10:28am Same thing happened to…

Same thing happened to McCarthy in Green Bay.  Routes are the same as what you describe for the most part, and even with Aaron Rodgers, its wasnt anywhere near as good as it should have been.  

Defenses learned to handle this flavor of offense long ago.  It works against teams you have a decided advantage in player skill/ athleticism, but it doesnt work when your opponent is on your level (or higher). 

 

01/07/2019 - 5:36pm RDU90

RDU90

01/07/2019 - 3:19pm YOU SHUT YOR FILTHY WHORE…

YOU SHUT YOR FILTHY WHORE MOUTH is what it means

01/02/2019 - 5:57pm Too bad they didnt get the…

Too bad they didnt get the Mackinaw peaches. Theyre only in season two weeks a year, but theyre like a circus in your mouth

01/02/2019 - 12:52pm French Dip is the best…

French Dip is the best sandwich at Arbys.  I like to get it when IM on my way home so I can have it with real horseradish, but the Horsey sauce will do in a pinch.  The real star of the show is the au jus.  Im sure it's super bad for my blood pressure and has eleventy bajillion mg of sodium, but damn if it isnt tasty

#2 at Arbys is the Chicken,Bacon and Swiss

12/30/2018 - 2:28pm Im 41 and given my family…

Im 41 and given my family history, I have about 11 or 12 years left. Huzzah 

12/22/2018 - 3:36pm Yes, stand mixers make…

Yes, stand mixers make things MUCH easier

12/22/2018 - 3:34pm they have battery powered…

they have battery powered ones now

12/22/2018 - 1:08pm Something shiny with the…

Something shiny with the kids' birthstones on it (if you havent gone down that road already)

A package to a day spa (if shes into that stuff)

Something you can do together (if theres something she wants to do together she talks to you about like a cooking class, ballroom dance lessons, rock climbing, chainsaw art)

Somethig she can do alone (if shes had a dream or an itch shes never scratched i.e. piano lessons, auto racing school, creative writing)

NEVER EVERY BUY A WOMAN SOMETHING ATTACHED TO A CORD. My Dad got my Mom a vacuum one year for her Birthday. Goddamn was that funny

12/22/2018 - 1:03pm I noticed during these post…

I noticed during these post signing day interviews, there is a common thread in many of Harbaughs interviews. He keeps mentioning that the incomeing class is either "hungry" or "ready to work" or both.  I wasnt sure if that was 100% just coach speak, platitudes you dust off when you do a bunch of interviews and dont really want to give out much detail/ you find the process (interviews) cumbersome...OR maybe (tinfoil hat) was Harbaugh sending a veiled message to the guys who have recently left the program (non-NFL division).  Maybe he's sending a message about the guys who have recently transferred out that they werent willing to put in the level of work the coaching staff expects?  

I could be making this up, but at the same time, the tweet from Aubrey's Mom about the truth coming out to me seemed like an aggreived parent who thought their child was more special that they possible really were, and was upset that they weren't treated as something special.

Well, neither here nor there, but I wish the new guys great success during their careers.  

12/21/2018 - 3:17pm Don King was from Cleveland

Don King was from Cleveland

Major League was about the Indians

It all makes sense now

12/19/2018 - 9:39am The only thing about Dax I…

The only thing about Dax I worry about is his taste in music. Article says he plays Nickleback, and that shows poor judgment, imho

12/18/2018 - 4:19pm I give us once chance in…

I give us once chance in three

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12/18/2018 - 3:05pm Hes the kind of guy who gets…

Hes the kind of guy who gets drafted by a Shanahan or Pittsburgh in the 4th-5th round and toils on the roster for a year or two then all of a sudden has a breakout season and people say "where did this guy come from"?

He's not going to blow anyone's skirt up, but in the right situation he will be productive

12/07/2018 - 2:38pm Airwolf vs Blue Thunder, who…

Airwolf vs Blue Thunder, who ya got?

I say Blue Thunder because Roy Schieder > Jan Michael Vincent. Though the TV show did have Bubba Smith, and he is a Sparty

12/04/2018 - 9:20am Most of the defensive staff…

Most of the defensive staff is gone. Schiano is gone, Bill Davis is gone, Kevin WIlson likely leaves, Hartline probably stays so long as Day and he get along. Not sure about Grinch, but he is an Ohio guy, and even though last year was his 1st at OSU, he and his family were probably happy to be back closer to home after being at WSU for a few years.  A big question will be Larry Johnson

But, going back to a larger point of this thread, their 2018 class had 26 recruits. Only 3 were ranked lower than 4 stars.  Even if they're still superb, I doubt they can keep that up year over year.  

Also, I heard Urban told the team he was leaving during his pre-game speech against Michigan.  Explains things to a small extent, in my mind.  No wonder they had their best showing of the season

12/03/2018 - 11:40am Used to be a time where…

Used to be a time where finishing the season in the Top 10 was kind of a goal. Better than not finishing in the Top 10

11/29/2018 - 4:40pm well, thats just not true at…

well, thats just not true at all. The H1 was released to the civilian market in March of 1992

11/23/2018 - 3:41pm 1984. I was only 7 and…

1984. I was only 7 and barely conscious of the world outside of matchbox cars and Mighty mouse. I just remember hearing the name Byars over and over and over again and thinking it was weird because we were at my Aunt and Uncles house and they lived on Dyar Court, and I remember that I kept wondering why the player had the same name as the street.  7 year olds are weird

11/23/2018 - 3:21pm your linebackers are cats…

your linebackers are cats and I have a laser

I laughed so hard I peed a little bit. Of course, Ive been drinking coffee since 9 am

ALSO: for tomorrow I have a bottle of Johnnie Blue and a cartridge full of some extracts sent to me from a friend who makes them in CA.  I may literally howl at the moon if we win.

11/20/2018 - 5:59pm Depending on if you feel…

Depending on if you feel like walking a stretch, you can usually find street parking for free east of High street between Summit and 4th. Its about a 20 minute walk to the stadium from there

11/18/2018 - 4:32pm So you're in favor of…

So you're in favor of eliminating kickoffs? Because pumpkin pie is grauss

11/18/2018 - 11:58am Well, im in Cleveland, I…

Well, im in Cleveland, I listen to both sports talk stations (prefer 92.3 though as KNR is rapidly declining), read the local fishwrap (well, their online offering) and follow all of the Browns illuminati (both major media and underground) on Twitter. Brian has made me amore informed football fan overall, and Ive carried that into my NFL fandom.  No one other than ESPN has reported that horsebleep.  ESPN is horsebleep

11/14/2018 - 5:30pm Don Brown puts the laughter…

Don Brown puts the laughter in manslaughter

11/13/2018 - 4:10pm It was only a year or two…

It was only a year or two ago that I found out Tim Robbins was Merlin.  Not sure why I found that so interesting, but figured Id share in case anyone else did as well

11/08/2018 - 6:01pm People actually like Gold…

People actually like Gold Star? News to me

I like Skyline. Its just not chili. Its delicious, but its not chili

11/08/2018 - 5:04pm If you want to make it super…

Just to let everyone know. If youre in the mood for chili and cant BBQ, grab that Wick Fowlers 2 alarm kit and follow the instructions. I normally add 1 can of black beans and 1 can of kidney beans (I dont mind beans in chili, but vegetables arent my thing). It's phenomenal, as is.  Been my "go to" chili for 15 years

This whole "smoke your meat wad over the chili pot" idea has my mouth watering though. Looks delicious

11/07/2018 - 2:56pm Well, thats just like, your…

Well, thats just like, your opinion, man

And here is my opinion: If we win out, and win the Big Ten championship game, we will be in the CFP

Ill bet you an internet dollar that Im right

11/07/2018 - 1:47pm and maybe ND falls out and…

and maybe ND falls out and not Michigan, in that scneario

every time ND is in the running for the title, they're the turd in the punch bowl, because they arent in a conference.  I think the committee is not only cognizant of that, but it will hurt ND the week the championship games are played.  

If Michigan wins out, Michigan goes to the CFP. BK Finest'd

11/06/2018 - 9:13pm Something Ive always thought…

Something Ive always thought should be worked in somehow, and something I always thought was kind of messed up about the whole "top 25 wins" metric is that credit should be given for where teams were ranked at the time the game was played, not where the teams are ranked at the time of the computation.  I think this for 2 reasons:

First- roster status/injuries.  Say a team wins a game against a team ranked #10 on the day of the game.  As the season rolls on, perhaps that team suffers injury attrition to one or several key players and falls out of the top 25 by week 9.  At the time of the win, it was a quality win in the eyes of (most) everyone, it wasn't a win against the injury depleted roster missing the marquee players.  

Second:  Rankings have an impact on player mentalities (at least on some level).  Whether that gets lower ranked teams hyped up or psyched out depends on a number of variables, but it DOES have an impact.  

Now, it could be incredibly hard for laypeople to keep track of what team was ranked where during indivudual weeks, but not so much for computers.  I suppose an argument could be made that it could also go the other direction, where a team wins early in the season aganst a team ranked 14th, and that team eventually rises higher in the polls.  At the end of the day, I thin if we're going to use complicated formulas as part of the winnowing process, those formulas might as well be as accurate as possible, and give credit for wins/losses as they happen, and not how they look a month or two down the road.

OTOH, its entirely possible that Im crazy

11/06/2018 - 9:09am In really fancy cars I hear…

In really fancy cars I hear you can get an ooption where the closed captioning will come through as braille bumps on your seat. All you need to do is learn to read with your ass

11/05/2018 - 4:37pm Im probably wrong, but I…

Im probably wrong, but I think 12-0 ND eliminates the chance of the SEC getting two teams in.  

Granted, I have long thought that ND should have lost it's "special" (in the eyes of the "powers that be") status long ago.  When all of the realignment was going on they should have been issued an ultimatum: join a conference or be left out of CFP consideration.  

Even though they are not in a conference, if they get (stay) in the top 4, then it puts more of a premium on winning your conference championship.  I cant imagine any scenario where the CFP committee essentially tells 3/5 of the power 5 conferences that their champion isnt as worthy as a second place finisher. At least not if they want to retain any semblance of impartiality.  

11/03/2018 - 11:28am I went in for the sales…

I went in for the sales pitch and bailed for $6 an hour under the table landscaping gig.  I was already thinking things seemed a bit "too good to be true" and then we hit the end of the meeting.  There were about 25 prospects in the room, and they said they were going to call each of us in the managers office to tell us if we were "selected" or not, and only 4-5 of us would be.

Of course I was selected. Im sure everyone was. But it was that bit of shady that really threw off the spidey sensors and I decided I was better off going with something concrete, like a guarantee of 7-4 for $6 an hour. 

11/02/2018 - 5:05pm Charlie Jones was phenomenal…

Charlie Jones was phenomenal. Loved his voice. Other than Keith Jackson, I dont think there was an announcer I liked more.  

11/02/2018 - 3:06pm Go to your cousins game. If…

Go to your cousins game. If it were a 2.5 hour travel, Id say skip it, but they'll be in your backyard. And you're there to talk to your family in the stands, not so much for the Cousin on the field.  If they've been good to you since you made contact, its the right thing to do.

 

10/30/2018 - 4:28pm so, lets pretend we're in a…

so, lets pretend we're in a hypothetical land where the Browns arent going to hire an NFL coach (i.e DeFillipo, Toub, Carmichael, Schwartz).  

Lets also pretend Lincoln Riley and Matt Campbell are interested.  Who would you rather out of those two?

 

10/30/2018 - 3:42pm NO

NO

10/30/2018 - 3:40pm Ay Ziggy Zoomba

I was there…

Ay Ziggy Zoomba

I was there in the late 90's and some folks I knew were still around when Urban was on campus. From what they've told me in their interactions with him at the FieldHouse he has always been (and likely always will be, if his hairdresser can be believed [she used to be my Wifes hairdresser as well]).

Bummer for him but I know far worse things happening to far better people

10/28/2018 - 4:47pm Yes. 8 Conferences. 10 teams…

Yes. 8 Conferences. 10 teams per conference. 9 conference games, 3 games OOC. No more conference championship games. Each Conf champ makes an 8 team playoff.

This really isnt that difficult

10/21/2018 - 11:13am In a perfect world, it would…

In a perfect world, it would go the other way and the "perfection" schmucks in the UM fanbase would take a step back and see the light.  Then they'd chill out

10/16/2018 - 11:39am In related news, Urban Meyer…

In related news, Urban Meyer's health issues are taking a turn for the worse

10/14/2018 - 11:55am IM SO EXCITED I FORGOT TO…

IM SO EXCITED I FORGOT TO PUT ON PANTS

 

10/10/2018 - 1:26pm they still ticket for that…

they still ticket for that in MI? Many states give you time to produce said proof, and/or so long as you can prove you were insured at the time of the stop when you go to court/send in your payment.  Granted there's a handful of automobile related items in MI that stifle my imagination.