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09/12/2013 - 10:28pm +1 for retiring the

+1 for retiring the "Professor Needs a Raise" moniker post haste.

05/06/2013 - 9:00am  
Fact:  George R. R. Martin

 

Fact:  George R. R. Martin (author) is a Jets fan. 

Opinion:  Game of Thrones is more entertaining than the Jets.  But makes about as much sense as the Jets do.  

Question:  Did George R. R. Martin base Joffrey on Craig James?  Who unloads a quiver of arrows into a perfectly good hooker?

04/05/2013 - 8:13am iTunes / File / Subscribe to

iTunes / File / Subscribe to Podcast...

Paste in this url:

http://www.stationcaster.com/stations/wtka/rss/?c=4701

03/15/2013 - 10:24pm The yuck of the Irish.
That

The yuck of the Irish.

That is all.

02/08/2013 - 2:32pm List of things that is cool

List of things that is cool about this

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01/16/2013 - 7:14pm Take another trip with me,

Take another trip with me, down bad memory lane

“Take Manti, for example,” Weis said. “I love Manti. Manti and I will be close the rest of our lives, as will his family and I. But I think it’s important for me to understand it’s their team, it’s not my team. I have to worry about Kansas. But there (are) a lot of young men that are having a lot of success this year that I’m very, very happy for.”

Charlie Weis, recently

01/16/2013 - 5:54pm As terrible as the Lizzy

As terrible as the Lizzy Seeburg and Declan Sullivan stories are, this one could do the most damage to the ND "brand".  Which, like, wow.

01/16/2013 - 2:21pm Also, SEC on athletics
The

Also, SEC on athletics

The obvious takeaway: the SEC is insane. SEC schools spend more than 12 times as much on each athlete as they do on their regular, non-revenue-generating students

Deadspin

Do you remember when Kraft had to stop calling it Cheese & Macaroni because there was more macaroni than cheese? Apparently Student Athletes are actually Athlete Students. Shout out to Cardale Jones.

01/16/2013 - 2:16pm Mel Kiper on Taylor Lewan
Bad

Mel Kiper on Taylor Lewan

Bad call...I don't want to see a kid worth a lot of money right now holding out. Odds are he'll be fine and a likely top-10 pick next season, but he has plenty of value now.

Mel Kiper

01/14/2013 - 2:45pm If Damon Webb was going to

If Damon Webb was going to commit to OSU him doing it this early is probably the least worst option.  The staff can pursue others, and if he changes his mind and there's still a seat, so be it.  Losing a hat ceremony right before NSD 2014 would've been completely different.  

01/09/2013 - 4:32pm Brent Musburger recommends

Brent Musburger recommends exuding confidence

01/02/2013 - 5:18pm Join me, on a trip down bad

Join me, on a trip down bad memory lane:

It went ok from what I'm hearing. I don't think Alabama fits his personality as well as Michigan does. I've said this before, but I think Michigan has a clear lead on him. Poggi is a smart kid, his parents also want him to go to a highly rated academic institution. In terms of ratings and football tradition, Michigan would be hard to beat Michigan for Poggi. If he does sign with the Tide, then Saban clearly sold him on his pro potential. -Roll Damn Tide, 4/30/2012

Request for Roll Damn Tide - Poggi Visit

12/07/2012 - 7:23pm In 2011 Kelly said: You can

In 2011 Kelly said:

You can see the players that I recruited here, you know who they are. We've had one class … that I've had my hand on. The other guys here are coming along. But it's a process. It can't happen overnight. They're getting there. We're making good progress."

link

The "process" is having some unfortunate side effects. Weis and Kelly deserve each other.

12/07/2012 - 6:44pm It seems like only two years

It seems like only two years ago that Declan Sullivan died on Coach Kelly's watch:

Gust of wind up to 60mph well today will be fun at work... I guess I've lived long enough.

Holy f*** holy f*** this is terrifying.

link

I was really looking forward to Coach Kelly moving on to "pursue other opportunities", but that's off the table.

10/19/2012 - 2:50pm They call him "Coach D",

They call him "Coach D",

bitter, angry, spiteful, mean...

tomorrow won't help.

10/19/2012 - 2:18pm Your school seems awful and

"Your school seems awful

and your girls are annoying"

Bless you Daniel Tosh

10/01/2012 - 2:16pm After epic showdown, Taco

After epic showdown, Taco shattered, Butt relieved

09/29/2012 - 1:36am I officially miss Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson +++

Millen ---

Speilberg --

NDC --

Pam Oliver -

09/23/2012 - 11:55am Haiku I

Oh Brian Kelly,

purple faced wizard of rage,

you're still a loser.

 

06/08/2012 - 4:58pm I didn't come to complain I

I didn't come to complain I came to ask if I was the only one who'd downgraded him from must read to nausea inducing.  I click the link, start reading and honestly get pissed off that the old Bill Simmons is dead.  If it's just me that's fine I actually appreciate the feedback.

06/08/2012 - 4:30pm Is it just me?

I used to love his columns, especially his NFL columns.  I can barely read his stuff anymore.  It's hard to credibly reflect the working class underdog fan when you are sitting courtside at the Finals, chumming around with the former chairman of Disney on your podcast, or talking about your daughter's private school crush on Slash's kid.  Maybe it's just me.  

I miss the old Bill Simmons, the new one is talented and successful but a complete douche.

05/30/2012 - 3:26pm You can't pass on the

Deion Sanders UA practice quote:

Richardson is a darn sponge, he's one of those kids you love to have on your team because when you say 'Can I get somebody for a drill,' he's the first one there. If he does something wrong, he said 'Coach, show me what I did.' You love that about him.

link

05/30/2012 - 2:25pm +1

 

I was hoping he'd advocate for the pro-Ohio "death threats are totally justified" perspective.  I guess the good news is that Bayless and Stephen A are likely still available to fill that role.  Or perhaps Craig James and Pam Ward can be brought back along with Matt Millen and Chris Spielman for the most ridonkulous segment in the history of time.  And let's throw it to Terrelle Pryor for a closing, "everybody kills people".  

Good night and good luck.

04/05/2012 - 9:13am Not to revivify a dead horse, but:

Narduzzi outright admitted it in a press conference (link):

That's what we tried to do, 60 minutes of unnecessary roughness

Hollis initially said (link):

This is an isolated incident [that happened repeatedly during the course of the game] and Coach D and his staff will continue to emphasize the importance of maintaining one's composure during the heat of the moment [as well as in press conferences]. As an AD, I take [saying flowery things about] sportsmanship seriously, but it's equally important for me to evaluate this game and the particular play [or, uh, plays] in its totality [as soon as I get off of The Twitter]

and finally after a week and pressure from the B1G Hollis got around to saying (link):

I have taken this opportunity to express to Pat the importance of collecting his thoughts after an emotional game to ensure that he puts his best foot forward with the media and public in the future. He’s an outstanding coach and motivator [who publicly admitted he coached his kids to play with "unnecessary roughness"] and a rising star in his profession [because clearly the message is getting through, and he has people like me enabling him].

Kudos to the NFL for setting a good precedent where the B1G and god forbid E.L. might have.

03/14/2012 - 5:36pm James "Tommy Boy" Dolan

Leave it to the Knicks (cough, hack Dolan) to let something this good die so quickly.

EDIT: Well summarized here

The truth is, the anger I feel toward Carmelo is really anger that should be directed at owner James Dolan. If ‘Melo is Paulie, then Dolan, to continue the Godfather analogy, is basically Fredo, if Fredo were twice as stupid and three times as jumpy. When Fredo panicked, all he did was fumble the gun, sit down, and cry. Dolan would’ve accidentally fired it, hitting his father another couple of times in the back, before running away and hiding.

03/08/2012 - 6:22pm The Internet reports that he

The Internet reports that he is leaving in good standing

Kellen leaves the program in good standing, and we wish him the best

 

link which is reassuring to hear. Good (better?) luck to him.

 

03/07/2012 - 5:54pm co-sign

co-sign

If you ever see James T Yoder in a public place please let him know that he's a bad person.

03/07/2012 - 11:32am "His Name Is James Bond"

NSFW language.

But undeniably hilarious

03/06/2012 - 9:04pm OK I'll take the other side
  1. I expected him to say/do something much less diplomatic
  2. It's not hard to understand how someone would want their younger sibling to experience something they're passionate about
  3. He's made plenty of missteps but never actively/maliciously/egregiously harmed the program
  4. When you're hitting rock bottom it's nice to feel like you have non-paid-entourage support

All that said, given how 2012 went down, not sure why they wouldn't just control what they can control e.g. do the work, avoid nonsense, do what they have to do until signing day

03/06/2012 - 11:35am Video intro is epic

Video intro is epic. Unclear why Dantonio does not make cameo. He was born for this role.

SW290 -- Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior from swonline on Vimeo.

03/05/2012 - 8:55pm His Twitter Bio notes

His Twitter Bio notes:

"...simply the Godfather of Recruiting"

So he has that going for him.

02/27/2012 - 10:48am Feel free to delete Bolivia

Can the phrase "mods feel free to delete" be sent to Bolivia?  They're mods.  They don't need your permission to delete.  Try posting something really inflammatory and include "mods don't feel free to delete" just to see what happens.

02/13/2012 - 5:24pm the real version

"I think it's nonsense. I've never heard any talk of that [because I was wearing the cans they make you wear when you go on the radio]," he said. "I don't think there's anything [other than what I already said on the radio] being contemplated as it relates to that. I think someone spewed something on a blog somewhere [about what I said on the radio], and as is usually the case by the time [what I said] gets told three times, people start to believe it. There's a pretty strong commitment on behalf of the conference [and many blogs] that that game belongs as the last game of the season [and I should be Brian'd for saying things inconsistent with that, as well as for blaming the blogs for directly quoting me]."

01/20/2012 - 1:20pm I didn't think I could think any less of A.W.

until finding this on 11W

Hey guys, A[redacted] W[redacted] (author) here . . . anyone have any questions on the Yuri article? Folow me on Twitter also! - @c[redacted] A[redacted]

10/29/2011 - 5:01pm Ace was consuming an ice cold can of awesome

Ace was consuming an ice cold can of awesome: Keystone Light.  

10/28/2011 - 3:33pm I'd +1 fear/paranoia for the weather

I'd +1 fear/paranoia for the weather, forecast says upper 40s possible showers @ 3pm.  I'm not aware of an advanced metric for weather inspired offensive fubar, but I don't think you'd call this a strength in recent years.

10/27/2011 - 5:10pm If it was a prank they did an impressive job

If it was a prank they did an impressive job pushing the limits of plausibly bizarre without crossing the line.  

Chuck if you're out there buddy, we all hope the world gets better.  Seriously.

10/27/2011 - 4:40pm I propose a new segment

I propose a new segment, "This week in WTKA: Let your fingers do the walkin' and your crazy do the talkin'" that picks the most ridiculous call of the week.  

Week one winner:  "Chuck who connected the fall of the Soviet Union to 9/11 to Three and Out"

Phil can only win every 3rd week.

10/27/2011 - 11:08am ESPN highlights this quote

ESPN highlights this quote

This is a terrible offense. There's no getting around it.
-- U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost

Was he referring to Rife or the 2011 Buckeyes?  Both?

10/26/2011 - 10:04pm He could probably hit you

He could probably hit you twice in the time it took a reasonable brain to process the implications of His Eyes.  

If you look back at old Woodley photos it would in no way shock me to see this kid go from A to B and kill a few QBs along the way. 

10/26/2011 - 9:35pm Ojemudia has an insane drive/motor.

Ojemudia has an insane drive/motor.  Outright my favorite commit.  When he puts some mass on the sky is the limit.  I honestly hope they leave him a 3* so he can make a mockery of it for the rest of his career.  

10/07/2011 - 11:11pm Norman Dale

It would've been more fitting for him to break out the Hoosiers quote heading to Indy. I suspect Brady loves this movie but does not understand why we moved past the VHS tape.

01/12/2011 - 5:11pm the cloud, man

I'd recommend moving to the MGoCloud for instance Google App Engine (or Amazon EC2, etc).  Scalable.  No hardware.