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11/13/2018 - 11:01am also also receiving votes: …

also also receiving votes:  scott frost's mom

11/07/2018 - 1:56pm avatar checks out.

avatar checks out.

11/07/2018 - 1:53pm ya, good luck with that.

ya, good luck with that.

11/06/2018 - 1:48pm wow.  wow wow wow.  you were…

you were in bpone after we kicked the crap out of penn state and beat a top-10 wisconsin team that had beaten #5 lsu and #8 sparty?  yikes.

11/06/2018 - 1:43pm and that, right there, is…

and that, right there, is why i would rather drink bleach than visit the live blog.

11/06/2018 - 1:10pm one section in the sparty…

one section in the sparty article is entitled (yes, in bold type) "who's going to be a dawg this year?"

to which i say...nothing.  except - yeeesh.

11/06/2018 - 11:21am this.

this.

11/06/2018 - 11:14am i don't totally disagree...i…

i don't totally disagree...i guess i go back to the judgement call thing.  if you think it's targeting during play, i'm not sure why replay is necessary...it's like the interminable 'who touched it last' basketball reviews.  make the call and move on.

i basically just hate replay.

11/05/2018 - 2:09pm re: the targeting call, i…

re: the targeting call, i wasn't surprised to see the flags come in; it was a big hit.  unlike the people around me in row 95, however, after we saw the replay i thought it was a good non-ejection call.

what i didn't understand was...okay, you've called a penalty, now you're reviewing for the ejection, yes?  i would've guessed you were only reviewing for the ejection, and that the live-action personal foul call would stand.  i can't think of another case where a judgement call (which this is) would be overturned.

11/05/2018 - 12:46pm this is true of just about…

this is true of just about every backup quarterback in the country.

11/05/2018 - 11:49am it was loud, and it was…

it was loud, and it was positive.

i did not participate.

11/04/2018 - 9:53pm gawd.  thus proving the…

gawd.  thus proving the point.  let’s decide yes or no based on a single win or a loss.

11/02/2018 - 2:33pm revenge tour '18

another…

revenge tour '18

another one bites the dust,

look out columbus.

11/02/2018 - 2:31pm that was my first thought,…

that was my first thought, too...but he might've been too late for z.

then a name (and terrible, terrible football card photo) came to me.  roger wehrli.

edit to include:

Image result for roger wehrli football card

11/02/2018 - 2:21pm z was an iconoclast and a…

z was an iconoclast and a crank (this is a compliment). 

it's hard to imagine now, because you can't swing a dead cat without hitting hot takes in every direction, but in his heyday, someone like z - who did his own research, then wrote about it in an argumentative, intelligent, didn't-give-a-shit-what-you-thought way - was exceedingly rare.  exceedingly.  and it was delicious.  he and bill james shared some dna...and they share at least some of that dna with this blog, which is how and why i got here in the first place.

so long, z, you glorious crazy bastard.

11/02/2018 - 11:52am not surprised that james…

not surprised that james franklin doesn't recognize good coaching.

11/01/2018 - 4:11pm didn't care then, don't care…

didn't care then, don't care now.

11/01/2018 - 4:10pm i've heard that yaklich…

i've heard that yaklich makes hummus from kittens.

(have the other schools left yet?)

10/31/2018 - 9:15am hm.  that's a really, really…

hm.  that's a really, really interesting approach.

10/26/2018 - 3:23pm he likes the spotlight...and…

he likes the spotlight...and the hotter the hot take, the more spotlight he gets.  round and round it goes.

10/26/2018 - 10:56am sure, i'll bring it up again…

sure, i'll bring it up again.

the rss feed doesn't work.

10/25/2018 - 4:03pm i still say that rutgers as…

i still say that rutgers as a big ten team is some sort of weird-ass mass hallucination.

10/25/2018 - 8:45am geez...can we please let it…

geez...can we please let it go?

i mean, are we lowering ourselves to listening to the goddamn huge show, just to keep talking about it?

10/24/2018 - 9:25am this was always a non-story.

this was always a non-story.

10/24/2018 - 9:24am oh, sweet christ.

i guess…

oh, sweet christ.

i guess if you start with the assumption that she's going to take a shot at the coaching staff, you'll find a shot at the coaching staff.

10/23/2018 - 2:44pm fair enough, and understood…

fair enough, and understood...my apologies for misreading it, and for misrepresenting your approach.

10/23/2018 - 1:22pm so...the only way you'll say…

so...the only way you'll say this has been a successful season is if we...not only make the conference championship game but actually win it?  am i getting that right?

you say you hope you're wrong - i call bullshit on that.  i think you think that being all gloom and doom, all the time, makes you some sort of voice of reason, or whatever.  

news flash - being unrelentingly negative doesn't make you honest, or realistic.  it just makes you unpleasant to be around.

10/23/2018 - 10:30am i don't know, man.  i don't…

i don't know, man.  i don't know what's gained by complaining about it publicly.

i know i'm in the minority among the torch / pitchfork "DO SOMETHING RIGHT NOW" crowd, but i have some confidence that warde manuel is working on this outside the public eye.

10/23/2018 - 10:02am this one is a real drag.  i…

this one is a real drag.  i had high hopes for him.

but i hope he becomes a star.

10/22/2018 - 6:51pm gawd.  little brotherness,…

gawd.  little brotherness, resplendent.

"it's not fair it's not fair it's not fair.  MOM!"

"yes, honey?"

"jimmy hit me again."

"did you do anything to make him hit you?"

"well, i tried to walk across the room, and he was in my way, so..."

"so you're saying you ran into him?"

"..."

"mark, you know how it works.  you keep bothering him, eventually he's going to get angry and hit you.  he's been ignoring you for a long time."

"but..."

"mark, i know you don't think so, but jimmy is bigger and stronger than you.  he's always going to be bigger and stronger than you, and he hates when you bug him like that."

"WAAAAH I HATE THIS FAMILY!"  he runs to his room.

mom watches him run away.  "what a little asshole," she mutters to herself.  jimmy hears this and smiles.

aaaaaand, scene.

10/21/2018 - 10:04pm agree.

i've been saying…

agree.

i've been saying this well over a year - the media narrative was that he was, yes, "subdued," and had "learned his lessons," or some other nonsense. 

i think he knew that his team had limitations that would keep them from making a legit title run and was using the season as a way to prepare for this year.  some guys are hardasses that can get a great team over the line, some guys are builders (or rebuilders, if you like) that can get a team ready to do it in the future...our guy can do both.

10/21/2018 - 7:07pm on the field is not the only…

on the field is not the only place respekt is earned, and you know it.  we can all make a good long list of programs in every sport that win all over the place but don't do it with class, or dignity, or within the bounds of the rules, whatever we think of the rules themselves.  some of us are in favor of paying players - but did we "respect" ole miss football?  nope.

i've never respected sparty, and never will, and the record has absolutely nothing to do with it.

10/20/2018 - 9:55pm yup.  just an awful phrase.

yup.  just an awful phrase.

10/20/2018 - 9:51pm more than that, i thought he…

more than that, i thought he sounded off.  like, unfocused, or not quite all there, or...something.  it was odd.

10/20/2018 - 8:48pm arrogance is earned.

arrogance is earned.

10/20/2018 - 8:47pm TRUTH.

TRUTH.

10/20/2018 - 8:45pm i guess.

on the other hand,…

i guess.

on the other hand, i truly don’t care if they respect us.  i’d kinda rather they didn’t, actually.  it makes it more fun to whoop on ‘em.  the angrier they get the better.

10/20/2018 - 8:06pm nope.  nope nope nope. …

nope.  nope nope nope.  wishing injury on the other guy ain’t right.

10/20/2018 - 7:42pm i love it, mostly because it…

i love it, mostly because it’s going to really piss sparties off.

respekt is earned, and they haven’t earned it for a while.

10/19/2018 - 10:03am not sure if it's brian's…

not sure if it's brian's intent, but there are a couple of possible layers there...in memento, guy pearce has some sort of weird reverse groundhog day memory loss thing, where he forgets everything that happened the day before (that's layer 'a', regarding urb's spotty memory)...he's solving a murder (or something), and the only way he can remember things is by tattooing the information on himself so he has it the next day (layer 'b', regarding tressel's tattoo shenanigans).

i'm about 99% sure i'm botching the major details of the movie, so my apologies to movie fiends out there.  it's been a while since i saw it.

10/17/2018 - 9:58pm bummer, man.

i hope he…

bummer, man.

i hope he becomes a star wherever he ends up.

10/17/2018 - 9:57pm so some transfers are valid…

so some transfers are valid based on your requirements, and some aren't. 

plus, you know, kids today.  got it.

10/16/2018 - 10:08pm sheesh, no kddin’, man.

sheesh, no kddin’, man.

10/16/2018 - 5:02pm NICK bosa.  jeez.  me dumb.

NICK bosa.  jeez.  me dumb.

10/16/2018 - 2:55pm the joey bosa news is the…

the joey bosa news is the least surprising thing i'll read today.  as i recall, he was going to "do his rehab at home in pennsylvania, hoping to return later in the season," or some such hooha.

i mean, i'm old, and i know that online courses are a thing, but still.  how could anyone, with a straight face, say that bosa was going to continue his "courses" at the ohio state "university" from, you know, pennsylvania?  i guess you can do that if you're in columbus.

10/15/2018 - 10:07pm good god, yes.  i thought it…

good god, yes.  i thought it was just me.

(ditto for "minny," by the way.)

10/15/2018 - 10:00pm 2 things.

re: the state of…

2 things.

  • re: the state of our open threads...did six people actually call for someone to be fired?  after that?  sweet holy hell.
  • re: the chainsmokers...i saw a few references to that word on my twitter feed and honestly had no idea what the hell they were talking about.  i thought it was maybe some sort of weird inside joke about lee corso and the fat guy that does the aflac trivia thing during the game.  now i know different.  unfortunately.  i don't understand this world any more.  make it stop.
10/10/2018 - 4:30pm i get notifications of new…

i get notifications of new posts via an rss reader, after which i almost always go directly to the site.  i understand that rss readers are not a huge priority, as (if i understand correctly) they don't contribute to pageviews...and, by extension, ad revenue.  you want people to visit the site, right?

BUT, i realized that my podcast app also uses an rss feed.  so i didn't get the friday show in time to listen to it before saturday's game!

so.  rss feed.  pretty please?

10/09/2018 - 12:53pm 3rd place gets to be maizen…

3rd place gets to be maizen's roommate.

wait, that would make everyone stop donating.  never mind.

10/09/2018 - 12:50pm fuckity fuck.

need you back…

fuckity fuck.

donated - hurry up and get well, we want you there for our national championship beatdown of alabama.