|05/24/2018 - 8:59am||It is that good.
It is that good.
Watch the very first episode, season 1 and you will be hooked. I rewatched that eoisode the other day and it was as great as I remembered it.
|05/24/2018 - 8:56am||I thought Elizabeth was going||
I thought Elizabeth was going to put a bullet in Claudia's head. She had that look.... "I'm not staying long" would have been the perfect prelude.
|01/14/2017 - 7:23pm||And tied a fourth world||
And tied a fourth world record, all within a 45 minute time span! Maybe the greatest athletic performance of all time.
|02/07/2016 - 4:46pm||Homemade Buffalo wings and||
Homemade Buffalo wings and Balcones single malt (lemonade for the kids).
|01/24/2016 - 10:08am||Ha. Love this thread||
Ha. Love this thread
|12/18/2015 - 10:07pm||Balcones single malt after||
Balcones single malt after seeing The Force Awakens with the family. Life is good
|12/09/2015 - 8:51am||Well, I'm not sure there is a||
Well, I'm not sure there is a compelling argument against McCaffrey as the winner.
|12/05/2015 - 7:13pm||Is there a worse analyst than||
Is there a worse analyst than Dave Wanstadt?? Woof... Unwatchable
|12/01/2015 - 5:09pm||Five titles in three years||
Five titles in three years would truly be epic, even for Geno Auriemma.
|11/05/2015 - 8:52am||Gray shirts are fine as long||
Gray shirts are fine as long as the staff is up front with the recruit from the beginning (a la Pallante). It is shady when a recruit is told all along he is in the class only to be "gray shirted" late in the process.
|09/27/2015 - 9:57am||You realize that it is still September, right?||
You realize that it is still September, right?
|09/25/2015 - 8:36am||They played (back in the day)||
They played (back in the day) in tight spandex.... much better than PJs
|09/25/2015 - 7:16am||It is/was also played by||
It is/was also played by sororities
|09/25/2015 - 6:39am||Seems to me that if the||
Seems to me that if the mudbowl was so important to them, and they saw themselves as caretakers of this amazing and important tradition, maybe they could have found a way to be better behaved and not, you know, get suspended and kicked off campus.
|09/19/2015 - 9:05am||THIS||
|02/06/2015 - 10:45am||Her title isn't "Team||
Her title isn't "Team Mom"
Would it be too much to ask that people use the googles before going off?
|02/06/2015 - 10:17am||Wait.... you mean she is||
Wait.... you mean she is highly qualified for the job and will be a big asset to the team and program?
|02/06/2015 - 9:32am||Now you've officially jumped||
Now you've officially jumped the shark
|02/06/2015 - 8:55am||If you think that UM hired||
If you think that UM hired this woman to lure her son, who would be able to play ONE year and lost his starting CB job on the team he is currently playing for, then you are badly misreading the situation.
More likely, she is good at what she does (see her success with the Florida team she is currently with) and Durkin recommended the hire for that reason and to help with future FL recruiting.
Nothing wrong with that at all.
|01/21/2015 - 9:13am||How much does air weigh???||
How much does air weigh???
|12/16/2014 - 8:39pm||OK. Now I'm reeeeeeeeealy||
OK. Now I'm reeeeeeeeealy not going over to check out FootBall Scoop.
|12/16/2014 - 8:00pm||I was going to go check out||
I was going to go check out the FootBall Scoop blog but since you've been such a douchbag, I think I'll pass.
|12/08/2014 - 4:48pm||I canceled but did it weeks||
I canceled but did it weeks ago. That place has become a tire fire fueled at first by Tom Beaver's increasing paranoia and narcisism (I know... even for him) and now by a crazy sense that GBW is central to the coaching search somehow.
I need less crazy in my life, not more.
|10/08/2014 - 8:14pm||On the contrary, I didn't see||
On the contrary, I didn't see any compelling argument for not boycotting. Their three "reasons" consist of: Don't hurt the players, support the players, and we are the leaders and best (so trust the AD).
Could someone explain to me how playing in front of 80,000 fans rather than 110,000 fans "hurts" the players? Aside from pride, etc. how is anyone hurt? Does anyone lose a scholarship or suffer any other harm, other than simply knowing that some fans chose not to go to the game?
|10/08/2014 - 8:04pm||Do you really think that||
Do you really think that firing Brandon right now would fix anything on the field??
|10/05/2014 - 8:13am||Nope. No sting.... just||
Nope. No sting.... just acceptance of what I knew was coming at this point.
|10/05/2014 - 7:55am||It was interesting for me to||
It was interesting for me to watch yesterday, since I assumed they would lose and didn't have a whole lot of emotion about it. I was as close to a passive observer as I can be.
In that state it is simply clear as day to me that this is simply a poorly coached football team, in all phases. I don't know how else to put it.
Given that, I can't disagree with you more. This isn't about creating a culture. It is about a group of coaches who aren't very good at coaching.
|10/03/2014 - 3:04pm||Good for them.||
Good for them.
|10/01/2014 - 2:23pm||So play that out. Revenue||
So play that out. Revenue equals worth (a silly and narrow definition, and you know it, but OK). You must be the biggest Brandon supporter out there, then, right. I mean, he has greatly increased revenue.
That is rhetorical, of course. You don't like Brandon because you understand that the "worth" of something goes far beyond the dollars it brings in and even though he has increased revenue he has diminishd the "worth" of Michigan football.
|10/01/2014 - 8:42am||And the fact that you think||
And the fact that you think "worth" is defined entirely in terms of revenue (within an educational context like a university) tells me even more. I ran track at Michigan. Was my team worthless?
|10/01/2014 - 8:34am||The fact that you think those||
The fact that you think those sports are worthless tells me all I need to know about you.
|09/29/2014 - 2:16pm||Guys, it is irrelevant||
Guys, it is irrelevant whether or not he actually had a concussion. Irrelevant.
He COULD have had one, showed symptoms of having one, and needed to be evaluated fully before being allowed to return to the game. He wasn't. He stayed in and then was re-inserted after being out a few minutes. Full evaluations for concussions don't take 1-3 minutes and they can't be done while the player is on the field playing.
He shouldn't have ben in there and certainly should not have been put back in no matter what LATER evaluations say about a concussion.
|07/02/2014 - 7:41am||Wait.... you saw that!?||
Wait.... you saw that!?
|06/26/2014 - 3:18pm||I'm shocked you don't (can't)||
I'm shocked you don't (can't) see the harm. Let me guess.... white guy?
|06/26/2014 - 3:07pm||.... also known as pursuation||
.... also known as pursuation and logic. Or just go with the tin hat version if that works for you.
|03/27/2014 - 3:48pm||They would have to claim,||
They would have to claim, somehow, that unions violate their religious principles. How could they do that given that the other employees at Notre Dame are in unions (including the faculty)??
|03/27/2014 - 2:27pm||Seems to me this conflates||
Seems to me this conflates "fairness" with "equality." Everyone has to play by the same rules (fairness) but there is no reason to expect that all will be equal. The Yankees operate under the same rules as everyone else, but they are not "equal" by a long shot. The Yankees have all sorts of advantages over other teams and use those to win a lot (relatively speaking).
|03/27/2014 - 2:24pm||Wait... I might have missed||
Wait... I might have missed something obvious but what does church and state have to do with it? Are you saying the faculty and staff at Notre Dame are not unionized (of course they are).
|03/27/2014 - 2:14pm||I wonder if there is another||
I wonder if there is another private university in the midwest (where this NLRB ruling occurred) with a cash-cow, money-generating football program that might also be affected by this ruling....
[faint sound of "Wake Up the Echos"....]
|03/27/2014 - 1:44pm||All fo this will be||
All of this will be collectively bargained by those designated as emplyees by the NLRB. They are employees. Nothing you wrote contradicts that. You just seem to think they are already fairly compensated. The players don't think that. Fine. Let's negotiate.....
|03/27/2014 - 12:25pm||You miss the point of all||
You miss the point of all this. The Northwestern players are NOT petitioning to be paid. They are petitioning to be allowed to collectively bargain with their employer. Period.
If they ever are paid over and above the scholarship, etc. stuff they get now it will be as a result of a negotiating process and will be an agreement made between the parties. It could result in no extra pay, or 10% of revenues, or 50%, or 99%... along with some other things the players give up. That is what negotiation is.
|03/27/2014 - 7:32am||You are inadvertantly making||
You are inadvertantly making the players' point for them. Given what you say, it is even more clear that the Universities are bringing these players to campus not as students (primarily) but as employees doing a job. How else could you explain the academic discrepancies you detailed.
Once you get there and agree they are primarily employees (not students) they are allowed to try and organize.
People are continually failing to realize here that the issue is NOT whether or not players are currently compensated fairly for their work. Maybe they are and maybe they are not. The issue is that, given that they are there primarily to do a job (and receive compensation,) they are employees and have the same rights as other employees.
|03/26/2014 - 4:12pm||I'm not arguing whether or||
I'm not arguing whether or not it is a good thing (jury still a long way out on that), just that the observation that these athletes are already being compensated for their labor leads to the opposite conclusion from that intended. It means they are employees and can organize.
|03/26/2014 - 3:49pm||The NCAA doesn't force this,||
The NCAA doesn't force this, the professional leagues do.
|03/26/2014 - 3:46pm||Everyone arguing that||
Everyone arguing that athletes already recieve compensation is (seemingly without knowing it) supporting the notion that they should be recognized as employees.
As soon as you stipulate that they are being "paid" for their "labor" and start arguing about whether or not it is at "market" rates, you have already agreed they are employees. If they are employees, they can seek to unionize.
|01/31/2014 - 9:13am||A violation of FERPA is not a||
A violation of FERPA is not a felony.
|01/31/2014 - 8:55am||"Is no longer attending...."||
"Is no longer attending...." is fine.
"Due to a violation of University policy" is not.
The first is directory information. The second is information from his academic record.
|12/10/2013 - 2:36pm||Right. Then click on Texas||
Right. Then click on Texas A&M and you will see the main reason Mack is out (not discounting losses, but when you can't outrecruit A&M at UT you are done).
|11/30/2013 - 4:45pm||Yeah, or it defines , "trying||
Yeah, or it defines , "trying to win."
|11/30/2013 - 4:44pm||Again.... A goof.||
Again.... A goof.