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09/05/2018 - 1:18pm I've all but abandoned the…

I've all but abandoned the board since the change. This is one of the few times I've been back. I also miss the app. Basically the changes have made this site go from something I was on constantly throughout the day to one that I check about once a day. 

09/04/2018 - 4:27pm If Brandon Wimbush is the…

If Brandon Wimbush is the guy he was against us for the rest of the season, that is an elite team we just lost to by one score. The sky is not falling. I could still see 10-2. 

07/18/2018 - 2:00pm I second this suggestion. I…

I second this suggestion. I follow several usmnt blogs but get very excited when you write about it because you do such a good job. I've long wished for a Brian Cook USMNT Blog.

06/07/2018 - 12:31pm ditto

ditto

05/08/2018 - 3:23pm In looking at the 247

In looking at the 247 composite top 50, I noticed their is a recruit named Koffi Cockburn. Didn't someone win a famous lawsuit against McDonalds once because of a Koffi Cockburn? 

I'll see myself out. 

05/03/2018 - 4:01pm When I was in college (a

When I was in college (a little over a decade ago) a classmate of mine whose brother played for the Seahwarks wrote a paper and a did a presentation on steriod use in the NFL. His anamous survey from Seahawks players at the time estimated that 80% of the NFL was using human growth hormone.

04/30/2018 - 2:31pm this is my favorite feature

this is my favorite feature this site does. I get so excited when I see that it is posted. 

04/27/2018 - 4:12pm I haven't seen it yet but the

I haven't seen it yet but the impressing i get from the internets is that they do not in fact figure out how to defeat the thing is this one. The teaser probably is that there is still hope for defeating it in the future. 

04/26/2018 - 1:30pm I don't disagree with your

I don't disagree with your premise, that lumping the entire spectrum of prejudice/racist together seems wrong in some ways. I don't want to take this too far into politics, but the problem is prejudice and true incidious racism are not really all that different when it come to the impact they have on people of color in terms of making decisions to uphold racist systems that do damage to those people. 

04/26/2018 - 1:17pm I feel like if the person

I feel like if the person used the N word, they already showed it lol. I am kind of surprised by all the negs you got for this comment. At the risk of getting more negs (which I am fine with in order to speak on this topic), If, as a white person, you use the N word, you are racist. Period. This is one area, however, where I believe people do learn and truly change. It is easy to be ignorant when it comes to race as a white person (we simply don't HAVE to think about it most of the time) and once you are forced to think about other peoples experiences, it is pretty powerful. I am totally fine with his teamates deciding if his remorse is genuine and deciding whether or not he can rejoin the team. I also, however, don't believe a white person can use that word in that way and not be racist. 

04/17/2018 - 11:51am Iggy is about as highly

Iggy is about as highly regarded as  GRIII was at this point in the recruiting cycle. At this point McGary had dropped but was still slightly ahead of where they have John's ranked. Stauskas was in about the same range as Dejulius and Castleton. Nunez is more highly regarded than Spike or Caris were. It seems like if you go down the line, the top 3 were ranked just slightly higher in 2012 but the 4th and 5th players are ranked much higher this year (including a 4th top 100 player). I'd say the classes are pretty comparable but I'd give the edge to this class.

03/23/2018 - 4:06pm I went to UCLA last year too

I went to UCLA last year too which was pretty fun although the end result wasn't quite as fun. Seems like every time I attend a a game we can't miss from 3. I better get tickets for tomorrow ASAP!

03/23/2018 - 3:20pm Did he buy it? I live in LA

Did he buy it? I live in LA and am interested. I went last night but was in PR118. Most fun I've ever had at a game. 

03/23/2018 - 11:43am The crazy thing is that this

The crazy thing is that this team might be the best Michigan team of all time while at the same time they might not have a single NBA player (there are a few that may be NBA players but no garuntees like the other contenders for best Michigan team)

03/23/2018 - 11:33am probably the most fun I've

probably the most fun I've ever had attending a game

03/23/2018 - 11:32am Are you the guy who was in

Are you the guy who was in the premiere section at the game last night repeating that phrase to everyone who walked by? 

03/22/2018 - 4:05pm I have a meeting in Korea

I have a meeting in Korea Town at 2pm and then I am heading over that way. 

03/22/2018 - 1:46pm I might be willing to take

I might be willing to take two of the elite eight ones if Michgan wins tonight. If I hadn't already bought my tickets for tonight, I would have bought yours. 

03/21/2018 - 12:13pm Also, can we instead have

Also, can we instead have Aaron Harrison's shot not go in? I love to think about how back to back final 4's might have changed recruiting for Beilien

03/21/2018 - 12:01pm I will take Darius vs. Duke

I will take Darius vs. Duke for entirley selfish reasons. Michigan was in the West that year and I had sweet 16 and elite 8 tickets in Anaheim. 

Counter point- Michigan is in the West again this year and I was able to buy tickets to the sweet 16 on Stub-hub. 

Back then though, Michigan just making the tournament was a big deal and their was still this sense of uphoria about the turnaround from the Amaker era. To see that team live at that time in the sweet 16 would have been something. Hopefully they don't disapoint tomorrow!

03/19/2018 - 4:30pm I scouped mine up before the

I scouped mine up before the UNC/A&M and the FLoridaSt/Xavier games in anticipation of the demand going up once all the teams were decided. Looks like prices have gone up since then but only about 10%. At this point I think the best bet would be to monitor stubhub for deals Wednesday and Thursday to try to snatch up any great deals that pop up. I thought about waiting until the day of (which i've had good luck with in the past) but decided not to risk it. 

03/16/2018 - 11:31am I had the game on mute while

I had the game on mute while i tried to get my screaming 4 month old to go to sleep. I'm sort of glad to hear that everyone else had the same screaming soundtrack to that miserable game as I did. It was fitting. 

01/25/2018 - 1:03pm Tebow vs. Manziel in the

Tebow vs. Manziel in the first XFL Superbowl. You heard it here first. 

01/19/2018 - 1:56pm MLS minimum salaries are

MLS minimum salaries are truly pathetic. I feel like if you play for one the of the LA or NY teams and you make the minumum salary you are basically a professional athlete living in poverty. 

01/19/2018 - 1:54pm As a season ticket holder, I

As a season ticket holder, I was REALLY hoping LAFC would take him when they traded for the #3 pick. I hadn't even heard of the guy they took. 

01/18/2018 - 5:35pm If he is available at 14 and

If he is available at 14 and the Packers don't pick him, I will be furious. 

01/03/2018 - 2:03pm I agree except for the fact

I agree except for the fact that UCF was ranked 13 and would likely not have been included in an 8 team playoff. Something is amiss and it goes beyond expanding to 8 teams. 

01/03/2018 - 2:01pm eh, if UGA wins i'll

eh, if UGA wins i'll begrudgingly give them credit. If Bama wins, UCF 2017 National Champions!!!!

11/27/2017 - 12:24pm It's true that McCaffrey has

It's true that McCaffrey has carried on the long great tradition of rumors that the redshirt running the scout team is the best player at the position.  I think because they were so consistent, there is a chance he wins the job. Peters is still the most likely bet though. 

11/03/2017 - 10:46am Watson revived my season when

Watson revived my season when Rodgers went down. Now i'm screwed. 

11/01/2017 - 3:42pm Yes

Yes

10/11/2017 - 1:51pm Jozy Altidore is a classic

Double post. Sorry.

I'll add here that he's on track to break a bunch of USMNT records held by Donovan and Dempsey (though missing the World Cup is certainly a set back there)

10/11/2017 - 1:41pm Jozy Altidore is a classic

Jozy Altidore is a classic case of too much being expected too early based on the potential he showed as a teenager. He was great or near elite as a 19 year old for being only19 years old. He went to Holland and set records for goals scored in a season in Europe my an American in his early 20's. He went though a major slump in the premier league in his early 20's at which point people started delcaring him a bust. He then returned to MLS which comes with it's own set of criticisms. In the last couple years however (at age 25 and 26 which is still young) he has improved greatly. He tends to not get credit because he is still in MLS. He has really just entered his prime and has been great when healthy lately. I truly believe if he wanted to return to the premier league he'd be an every game starter for a mid table team. The problem is he was trending towards better than that as a 19 year old and since he did not enter his prime until he was back in MLS, he does not get the credit he deserves. He's no Pulisic or Donovan but he is a player that deserves his spot as a starter on the USMNT.

10/11/2017 - 1:30pm This is spot on. We have a

This is spot on. We have a lost generation in US Soccer. The 24-28 age group is supposed to be the core of the team with a few older stars holding on and a few young future stars (Dempsey/Cameron, Pulisic). Altidore, Yedlin, Wood and Brooks are really the only quality players we have from that age group for 2018. All is not lost but this was always going to be a down cycle and the cataclismic just happened because of it. 

10/11/2017 - 1:23pm You're not getting it. For

You're not getting it. For those of us who passionately follow USMNT, yesterday was bigger than Saturday. I was more upset last night than I have been about any sporting event since the horror.

 

I greatly appreciate when Brian feels compelled to write about US Soccer. 

10/11/2017 - 12:29am "now" just NOW entering his

"now"
just NOW entering his prime

10/11/2017 - 12:21am I agree with the sentiment but Altidore just

I agree with the sentiment but Altidore just turned 27. He'll still be a major contributor in 2022. It's easy to forget how young he still is because of his career arc but he's just not entering his prime.

09/25/2017 - 12:08pm That'd be one hell of a

That'd be one hell of a class. Hopefully Ahrens commitment to OSU means good things about the recruitment of Locke or Barrrett.

09/19/2017 - 2:50pm I love this so much

I love this so much

08/24/2017 - 5:54pm Your first two are obviously

Your first two are obviously spot on. I'd be surprised if Krzyzewski was that high though. I'm not saying he belongs on the cleanist list, it just doesn't seem like he needs to or would risk stooping to the level of the other coaches on this list. 

08/24/2017 - 5:47pm Because they totally would

Because they totally would have been a final four team without Webber s/

Also, Rose admits he took money too and you're probably kidding yourself if you think the other 3 didn't. 

05/17/2017 - 3:29pm It has to be a joke.

It has to be a joke.

05/17/2017 - 1:13pm I vote for literal death

I vote for literal death penalty (not for the players but for the program obviously). Baylor should no longer get to play football. 

04/21/2017 - 12:32pm This totally means we are

This totally means we are getting Bamba!

04/19/2017 - 1:15pm His godfather

His godfather

04/19/2017 - 12:58pm Did he omit those 4 from the

Did he omit those 4 from the list of starters so that he could make the argument that their starting defense has more talent than ours?

04/04/2017 - 10:30am If you read the article, they

If you read the article, they are making the assumption that DJ leaves for the NBA. They likely have us in the top 15 if he returns (which I think is at least 50-50)

03/28/2017 - 11:25am My dad was from Michigan and

My dad was from Michigan and was a fan. Some of my first memories of watching sports on TV are of the Fab Five when I was 7 years old. Then Michigan won the National Championship in football when I was 12. Watching those successful teams with my dad in my formative sports fandom years stuck with me and I never looked back. 

03/24/2017 - 10:31am It sucks for California too

It sucks for California too on a Friday. I thought I was going to be able to convince my wife that date night should start after the USMNT game but there is no way she is going to go for that with an 8pm start time. 

03/23/2017 - 6:21pm Gasp! What kid? I take my

Gasp! What kid? I take my high school basketball team out there each year to watch a practice. One of their assistant coaches was there when I was so I continue to follow them pretty closely.