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05/24/2018 - 8:59am It is that good.
 
Watch the

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.

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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

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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

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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?

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09/25/2015 - 8:36am They played (back in the day)

They played (back in the day) in tight spandex.... much better than PJs

 

UPDATE:  Proof

https://www.flickr.com/photos/allieghaman/1801515561

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

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.