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01/11/2019 - 12:50pm For whatever it is worth,…

For whatever it is worth, according to 24/7, we have improved our recruiting potential. Based on this year's points, we lost:

Washington who garnered 52.85 recruiting points;

Mattison who garnered 45.68; and

McElwain who garnered 8.01.

We gained:

Gattis who garnered 67.37;

Campanile who garnered 46.15; and 

McDaniel who did not recruit last year.

12/24/2018 - 4:40pm I chose Michigan over…

I chose Michigan over Columbia. My high school best friend picked Columbia over Michigan (and Stanford!). We’re both happy with our decisions. In other words, there is not a wrong choice here. 

11/21/2018 - 5:14pm It's the most popular sport…

It's the most popular sport in the world. It's hard to be insecure about the popularity of the most popular sport in the world, don't you think?

My post was just trying to share a perspective but it seems to have simply aggravated recriminations and insecurities in others. As I mentioned, I'm a huge UM fan and flew from StL to DTW to catch the IU game last weekend. Just wanted to point out that on the world stage there is a much bigger sporting event going on this weekend.

11/21/2018 - 5:09pm If you read the post, you'd…

If you read the post, you'd know the answer to your stupid question. But cheers nonetheless and Go Blue!

11/20/2018 - 8:33pm "Biggest ticket in the world…

"Biggest ticket in the world this weekend." Not hardly. In sports, my love for UM is only surpassed for my love for Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires Argentina. I flew over 5,000 miles to see them play their arch rivals RiBer Plate two weekends ago and paid 4 figures to get in the door. This weekend, they play the return game at RiBer's home Stadium. This is the finals of the biggest club tournament in South America. People flew in from around the world to see this game and some just to be with like-minded fans. This Saturday's game will be no different. It is just EPIC. Unlike any other sporting event I have ever seen anywhere in the world. That will be the biggest ticket in the world this weekend. 

09/28/2018 - 5:46pm Woot Woot! Degrees from…

Woot Woot! Degrees from numbers 1 and 9!

08/02/2018 - 3:10pm Bingo! Your'e exactly right…

Bingo! Your'e exactly right. That's what was missing from the Brian's post. Instead of linking to a largely irrelevant blogger's post, I would have preferred that Brian elaborated on why Urban should have known instead of assuming that fact. Your response is on point and would have made Brian's post more convincing.

08/02/2018 - 2:23pm I totally agree about PSU…

I totally agree about PSU and MSU. But there seems to be a piece missing that allows us to equate those situations with OSU. Smith was fired because of domestic abuse; and rightly so. But why should Urban have known about this? The blogger say that Urban should have known that Smith’s marriage was in shambles. I probably agree but we should not be firing people who’s marriage is in shambles. The blogger says that Urban should have known that Smith was an alcoholic. I probably agree but we should not be firing people because they are alcoholics (unless it renders them unable to perform their job).  The blogger says that Urban should have known that Smith was a terrible coach. I agree but firing him for that is at Urban’s discretion. So the blogger provides no support that Urban should have known about the domestic abuse. If there is evidence that many knew of Smith’s domestic assault, then yes, Urban should have know too and Urban should Face the consequences of intentional ignorance. But I wish that evidence would have been in Brian’s post. The link to the blogger does nothing to advance the case. 

05/01/2018 - 1:32am Overrated

At year’s end I predict that the two most overrated players will be our safeties with Metellus being the most highly overrated on the list.

03/27/2018 - 1:44am I watched us lose to

I watched us lose to Louisville at a bar in Cuzco, Peru and saw us beat Kansas at a bar in Bogota. You’ll find something in Cartagena. Just head to the old city or go to one of the new hotels on the beach.

03/02/2018 - 11:52am Not a figure of speech. Just

Not a figure of speech. Just sloppy writing.

03/02/2018 - 1:24am What the hell is a whole half

What the hell is a whole half second? It’s either a whole second or a half second.

03/02/2018 - 1:19am If Roma opens with Napoli,

If Roma opens with Napoli, I’ll be there to catch both games.

01/28/2018 - 7:10pm That’s the type of response

That’s the type of response one would expect from a UD Jesuit alumnus. Go Cubs.

12/08/2017 - 1:25am Penn and Penn State are two

Penn and Penn State are two very different schools.

11/30/2017 - 11:16pm Metellus

I would drop him way down the list (mid-low teens). He had trouble tackling in space and the drag routes across the middle by better receivers were completed much too often when Metellus had the cover responsibility. Otherwise I thought the list was pretty darn accurate.

11/25/2017 - 10:18am Infer/imply

Infer/imply

11/22/2017 - 6:08pm He sure did. Graduated with

He sure did. Graduated with me. Class of '85. Go Cubs!

 

11/01/2017 - 11:12pm Friday

Hope this QB doesn’t succeed in his efforts to keep Jersey guys at Rutgers. One of our most highly ranked DLs is from Jersey.

10/12/2017 - 10:36am It’s Colombia.

It’s Colombia.

10/11/2017 - 1:51am Panama had a goal allowed

Panama had a goal allowed that sent CR into conniptions. Mexico went ahead twice in their game. Introspection not paranoia is needed.

10/11/2017 - 1:48am Tiny countries are

Tiny countries are powerhouses (Uruguay has just over 5M people). Minuscule countries qualify for the World Cup (Iceland has less than 350k people). It not a lack of US athletes playing the sport. It’s a lack of development.

09/04/2017 - 10:55am I bought that rule applied to

I bought that rule applied to nazis also but not so sure any more.

03/14/2017 - 11:53pm I was at that game in

I was at that game in Lexington. My buddy and I saw M beat UNC and UVa. Pretty sure that we crashed on a floor at some random UK dorm.

02/25/2017 - 10:50am I'm using Password1. Do you

I'm using Password1. Do you think that's still secure?

01/30/2017 - 12:57pm I made this same decision in

I made this same decision in '85. I accepted Columbia then flipped to Michigan. Of course my decision wasn't football related. Go Jack!

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01/27/2017 - 9:18pm Agree. Not very good.

Agree. Not very good.

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01/27/2017 - 10:17am This is dumb. I chose

This is dumb. I chose Michigan because of mom. I had already sent my acceptance to Columbia but mom convinced me (after much discussion) that Michigan was a better choice for me. Again, I made the choice. But the choice was made because of mom.

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12/05/2016 - 12:50am It was Rick Mirer. That

It was Rick Mirer. That anecdote appears in Mitch Album's book Bo.

11/11/2016 - 10:41pm Nope. Coaches say it was Brooks.

Nope. Coaches say it was Brooks.

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10/16/2016 - 2:33am On 4th down only the guy who

On 4th down only the guy who fumbled the ball can advance it. (Ken Stabler Rule). So once ND recovered (but not the guy who fumbled) the play was over.

08/23/2016 - 1:09am As I said, if you're talking

As I said, if you're talking about best sprinter or fastest, then yes it's Bolt. If you're talking best T&F Olympic career or best athlete then I'm not sure.

Correct, 1984 was boycotted by the Russians but they were also not present in T&F in this Olympics either.

No shame in being fastest who didn't cheat. A gold is a gold.

Didn't know about failed drug test. That certainly changes things.

08/22/2016 - 9:26am Sure. If the question is who

Sure. If the question is who is the fastest then yes, it's Bolt. If it's who has the better career or who is the better athlete, then I'm not sure that it is Bolt.

08/22/2016 - 2:29am It's difficult to compare

It's difficult to compare different sports. But why is everyone saying that Bolt is the best track star ever. Lewis has as many gold medals as Bolt with a silver thrown in for good measure. Plus 7 ofLewis's golds were individual while only 6 of Bolt's were. I'm no necessarily saying that Lewis is better but why is everyone else saying that Bolt is the best ever?

08/20/2016 - 1:01pm If you're drawing a

If you're drawing a distinction between filing a written report and giving testimony that was entered into a report, then fine; I don't know which it was. But that's immaterial. The fact is that only Feigan and Lochte were ever accused of any criminal activity. And Feigan was the only one who paid. Please provide any link which says that the other two couldn't afford the "ransom" as you claim.

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08/20/2016 - 12:50pm You're delusional now. All

You're delusional now. All are back in USA and absolutely nobody is saying that Lochte didn't vandalize the station. Absolutely everyone (except you) accepts that as fact.

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08/20/2016 - 1:26am You must have missed the part

You must have missed the part of my post where I refused to defend the indefensible, i.e., drawing a gun. But that doesn't change the fact that Lochte lied like hell.

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08/20/2016 - 1:23am You missed the point. Only

You missed the point. Only the one who provided a false police paid any money. The others were free to go. Obstruct justice and file a false police report equals a fine. Seems fair to me.

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08/19/2016 - 8:47pm I agree with your post in

I agree with your post in large part but don't agree with the extortion angle. Lochte left before the authorities intervened. Two of the three who were still in Brazil left without paying a penny. The $11k paid by one swimmer was because he was the only one who had given a false report to the police. As a lawyer, if I had a client who was charged (or could be charged) with filing a false police report and obstruction of justice, I tell him to jump on any offer where no further action will be taken in exchange for $11,000 to charity.

08/19/2016 - 8:41pm I compared Lochte's version

I compared Lochte's version to the truth. And he was full of shit. If you want to argue that the first Brazilian story was more false. Fine. It really doesn't interest me very much and haven't spent any time discussing it. But in no way, shape, or form could a reasonable person think that they were pulled over, and robbed at gunpoint when the undisputed facts are that they voluntarily stopped at the station, vandalized a bathroom, were confronted by security guards (who stupidly brandished guns), and the guards didn't let them leave until they paid less than $30 for damages (with a translator present), while leaving them with jewelry, cell phones, and cash.

08/19/2016 - 1:54pm Lochte's car wasn't pulled

Lochte's car wasn't pulled over. They voluntarily stopped at a gas station. Lochte vandalizes the bathroom. That fact is nowhere in his story. Argument ensued and security guard (with bystander translator present) pulls out gun and demands payment for damages leaving Lochte with jewelry, cellphone, and some cash. That's no robbery. That's an overzealous guard ensuring that perpetrators make amends. He should never have pulled out a gun and I don't defend that in any way. But Lochte's story was complete bullshit. No pullover. No mention of vandalism. No gun cocked and pointed at head. No mention that "robber" wanted compensation for vandalism and that he left Lochte with valuables untouched.

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08/18/2016 - 11:19pm I met Dhani in Reykjavik. He

I met Dhani in Reykjavik. He was filming the show where he went to different countries and competed in their national sport. In Iceland's case it was strongman competitions. He's a very nice guy and invited me to the competition. I'm the one in the blue jacket.

07/24/2016 - 2:36am Bravo. Didn't know that. You

Bravo. Didn't know that. You win.

06/26/2016 - 5:46pm Exactly. It's player

Exactly. It's player development that is the problem. It is not a failure of having the athletic talent to develop.

06/26/2016 - 12:08am This is right on. Klinsmann

This is right on. Klinsmann has said as much but gets criticized for it.

06/26/2016 - 12:06am Terrible argument. Take a

Terrible argument. Take a country like Uruguay that produces players at the highest levels, e.g., Godin, Suarez, Cavanni and regularly (but not always) goes deep in tournaments has 5 million people. That's a population base the size of metropolitan St. Louis. That's what they have to work with. Pretend people from St. Louis were only allowed to play soccer and the USA team had to be made up of those players. Would you take that team or USA?

06/25/2016 - 11:57pm It's Colombia. And, no, they

It's Colombia. And, no, they didn't. It was fairly even. Both teams could have one. Neither "deserved" to win. One team won; the other lost.

06/25/2016 - 1:46pm Will Brian be eating a lemon?

Will Brian be eating a lemon?

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06/14/2016 - 1:48pm Agree with most of Brian's

Agree with most of Brian's post. Very well done. But I have problems with his analysis of Klinsman's post-Colombia comments being half right and half wrong. Technically, I would agree. But the half wrong completely obviates the half right. Who cares in Colombia didn't generate more chances? Colombia saw that the USA couldn't pose a formidable offensive threat so they throttled back their own offense. The part that Klinsman got wrong explains what he got right and renders it a nullity.

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05/20/2016 - 11:41pm I saw Legia Warsaw in

I saw Legia Warsaw in Sarajevo. Great atmosphere. Wrong team won however