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09/15/2018 - 4:47pm Stupid comment like this…

Stupid comment like this should be the poster's last. 

09/14/2018 - 3:01pm Slow news night, obviously…

Slow news night, obviously. I'd only hope the police would be similarly deferential if it were my party.

09/13/2018 - 3:46am Playing devil's advocate,…

Playing devil's advocate, they may have felt it was very, very important to succeed against WMU. If they don't practice pass pro against SMU, that might be your very bad sign. 

09/13/2018 - 3:19am Wow, UM Hoops gets scooped…

Wow, UM Hoops gets scooped for the 100th time by anonymous poster here. The cautious stodginess of that site has really hampered its growth. 

09/07/2018 - 6:10pm . . .when it's ROAD grading…

. . .when it's ROAD grading we need. 

09/07/2018 - 8:21am They were pals. Trotsky was…

They were pals. Trotsky was living in Mexico City when he was killed. 

09/07/2018 - 3:50am Guy is just doing his…

Guy is just doing his internet job. 

09/07/2018 - 3:47am But Stalin wasn't stallin'.

But Stalin wasn't stallin'.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5s6d9lVRuE

09/06/2018 - 2:08pm You guys have very short…

You guys have very short memories. Google back two minutes further and see how he got fired. 

09/05/2018 - 2:04pm This guy is a supercreep. I…

This guy is a supercreep. I finished my PhD at UF while he was pottering around there, and formed a very poor opinion of him. It's been another unhappy sign for me about Harbaugh's ability to read people. This is a really creepy and unfortunate comment. Likely he's gone by next year, but

09/04/2018 - 2:50am Got any ideas for LT, like-…

Got any ideas for LT, like--Saturday?

09/03/2018 - 4:23pm I'm overseas and asked my…

I'm overseas and asked my daughter to wake me up at 1:30 a.m. to watch. When she did I thought long and hard about it, decided to go back to bed and have a nice Sunday with the family. I had been threatening to do this for three or four years, and was glad I finally did. 

I was wildly enthusiastic about Jimmy's arrival, but with the stubborn and uncreative playcalling being cited by knowledgeable posters here for several years--confirming what things looked like to this less knowledgeable observer, I begin to feel that's what we're stuck with. Given that our OT's are merry-go-rounds, it's even more disastrous.

0-16 is a hard wall to climb.  

09/02/2018 - 10:58am Honestly. If you're going to…

Honestly. If you're going to be a crazy ass be a crazy ass.

08/31/2018 - 6:22pm Yuh. Methinks he doth…

Yuh. Methinks he doth protest too much.

08/31/2018 - 6:19pm Hope you're right, but we've…

Hope you're right, but we've seen cheaters prospering for decades, right across the college football landscape. 

08/30/2018 - 10:13am Zeke21. Says some stuff…

Zeke21. Says some stuff. Makes clear he doesn't really care or want to think about it much anyway. Zeke's work here is done. 

08/29/2018 - 11:28pm Welp, we're about to see!

Welp, we're about to see!

08/25/2018 - 4:48am I've watched him in…

I've watched him in Gainesville, where I did my PhD, and through this. He's a brittle guy. Plus, I think there's more to come. It's not going to end well for Urban Meyer. 

08/24/2018 - 4:06am Had to look that up: 

https…

Had to look that up: 

https://wildmant.com/products/the-ball-lifter-protruder-1

Some classy typos in there. Gon' get me a new 'proturder;' I've 'bout worn mine out. 

08/24/2018 - 3:01am I do, too. A lot of people…

I do, too. A lot of people thought that Meyer had the stink of the high-handed cheater and liar about him, and they just found another very ugly bit of confirmation. Amid a lot of talk about how OSU had become something more than a minor-league institution, it just confirmed its wretched priorities very publicly. I see this harming them now and down the road. Don't think Urban Meyer ever ends up at Notre Dame, either. The bottom line on this one is lies, cover-up, arrogance, all glaringly obvious. And Urban Meyer's next such failure will be his last.  

08/22/2018 - 8:32am Have to say that I just got…

Have to say that I just got through watching Jimbo for years in Tallahassee, defending Jameis Winston, talking his lame stuff, and it still blows my mind that a punk-a** wiener who looks and talks like that is so highly-regarded. College football--love my Michigan though I do--might be the most seriously f'd up institution in this country, and that's saying something. I will be tickled pink if he screws the pooch so quickly in College Station.

08/22/2018 - 8:28am Sez popular internet hard…

Sez popular internet hard person Warm Cockles. Whee.

08/21/2018 - 3:53am That's better than nothing…

That's better than nothing. The guy is a scoundrel and this places him on a shorter fuse--I mean leash. Hopefully he starts to feel angry at being second-guessed. And with this he may have worked his way out of an eventual ND job; he's looking plenty toxic at this stage.

Let OSU ride with the criticism, the clear denigration of principle. . . let that shit stick to their half-assed rep. It's all good, IMO because--personally-I am more leery of the notion that that school is on the up-and-up as an academic institution than that's it's a batshit crazy football school that somehow can tame itself (no one expects that anyway).

There will be some brown specks on everybody, including their ambitious new prez.

08/21/2018 - 3:43am Rock solid commentary.

Rock solid commentary. We're past the adulatory sniveling stage of the relationship with Harbaugh, and I am still cool with him. But you want to look at the world, friends, enemies, with a clear lens. 

08/15/2018 - 5:34pm Good stuff. Since you offer…

Good stuff. Since you offer the game times, you might want to offer the dates.

08/15/2018 - 10:53am Come on this board with an…

Come on this board with an anti-intellectual take on one of our heroes? Swine. . . begone!

08/15/2018 - 3:49am Ennui from the founders. I…

Ennui from the founders. I think they're looking for the start of football system to lift this boat higher in the water. But what's been clear for a long time is that there really isn't the enthusiasm, energy, or personnel available to make this enterprise hum.  

08/06/2018 - 8:40am I would like to see someone…

I would like to see someone here, maybe Brian, line the issues up. 

08/06/2018 - 8:35am I would like to see someone…

I would like to see someone here, maybe Brian, line the issues up. Because that was my reaction, too: OSU is taking this seriously, but what look like more egregious issues involving MSU's football and basketball programs have been ignored. 

08/06/2018 - 8:35am I would like to see someone…

I would like to see someone here, maybe Brian, line the issues up. Because that was my reaction, too: OSU is taking this seriously, but what look like more egregious issues involving MSU's football and basketball programs have been ignored. 

08/01/2018 - 2:07pm And--who knows--something…

And--who knows--something may actually come of this: 

 

https://247sports.com/ContentGallery/Ohio-State-football-National-media-calling-for-Urban-Meyers-firing-120272412/#120272412_9

07/30/2018 - 8:58am All true. I've been…

All true. I've been wondering whether Brian has been frozen out a little by Camp Harbaugh, or just has some great source that dried up in time? As with the politics, the stance toward management has always been ambiguous, sometimes fawning, sometimes critical. As with the politics, you with Brian were just a little more candid about the editorial stance and its rationale.

07/30/2018 - 8:54am Valencia is the place for…

Valencia is the place for paella, including at my house, next door to the Mercado Central where I guy all the fresh ingredients, right down to the rabbit. This is where it was invented, and this is where it tends to taste best. Lot of other great things to eat in San Sebastian, though, no doubt about it. My family spent a week there in June, and all we did was eat. Maybe the most wonderful city beach in the world?

07/29/2018 - 6:35am The mutual hug at the end is…

The mutual hug at the end is tastefully executed. 

07/29/2018 - 5:39am So true.

So true.

07/28/2018 - 4:12pm I would say: do it really…

I would say: do it really well, not half-heartedly or apologetically. Create visual and ideological space for it. Offer the rationale. The site is unfortunately really really not good looking; it had a homemade feeling that was really fun, even if changes were too long in coming. I'm curious whether any of the highly idiosyncratic crew that creates the content doesn't find it generic as H? It looks like UMHoops, which is a site with with a carrot up its behind and what may be the least relaxed (if fundamentally decent) proprietor in the world.  

07/28/2018 - 4:04pm Is he the Jerusalem Garden…

Is he the Jerusalem Garden guy? If so that's funny; my brother just held a fund-raiser for him. Don't know a thing about him or his opponent, but I always liked his food. 

07/27/2018 - 11:15am When we lived in SF my wife…

When we lived in SF my wife was a freelance editor. One of the biggest jobs she had was cleaning up a manual for new insurance workers. Swear to god, the bulk of it was devoted to ways to delay or reject claims. It was good dinner party material. 

07/25/2018 - 4:36am Casual, formal--it's all…

Casual, formal--it's all about the culture. If it's out of bounds and you can do it to a woman, they do it up there. 

07/24/2018 - 12:28pm Can't believe there isn't an…

Can't believe there isn't an edit function. Some of the juice has definitely drained out of this thing. 

07/24/2018 - 12:25pm The first two years I have…

The first two years I have no complaints about. Last season was a disappointment, with the bowl game a miserable low point. Looks like Jimmy is doing what he can to make corrections. But we are now in the best conference in college football and, unfortunately, Big Two Little Whoever is a thing of the past. 

Saying "if Harbaugh doesn't achieve this or that this year. . . !" is dumb. We're not his masters and he's up against a lot here. OSU is a semipro outfit, PSU should still be in jail, and MSU should be facing sentencing. My ask is that we are competitive in our games like year-before-last and that we are never getting punked/intimidated. Because you had glimpses of that last year, and it went with a certain look of fear in Jimmy's eyes, and I had believed I would never see that.

Being a real competitor in the B1G East, alas, may be all we are able to demand for a long time to come. 

07/24/2018 - 8:22am Oh, I had become convinced…

Oh, I had become convinced that was always the way it worked.

07/23/2018 - 4:20am Internet guys and their cold…

Internet guys and their cold hard cliches--I mean truths. Fneh. 

07/21/2018 - 2:22pm  . . . says demanding…

 . . . says demanding entitled internet guy. Yes, sir! We're all going to get on it immediately!

07/18/2018 - 4:34pm With you on Lewerke. I saw…

With you on Lewerke. I saw him go lumbering downfield a few times last year, and know he will get his yards running. But I see little evidence that he's a good manager. Given a year, maybe. . .

07/17/2018 - 1:57pm We seem to be at a stage in…

We seem to be at a stage in our national life where a pigheaded, partisan stupid just feels free to assert itself everywhere. And I say that of both sides in the national political debate and any controversy that arises anywhere that has territorial implications like the endless MSU scandals. To see Dantonio defending the hire because 'he's an MSU guy who has MSU's interests at heart' sounds so wearisomely tone deaf. . . 

07/16/2018 - 12:12pm That will always be the lazy…

That will always be the lazy answer, anyway. Croatia was in the final with a population of five million people. Soccer can succeed here, yet youth participation is, in fact, down (as widely reported during the last week). Soccer here is a sport for the well-to-do, and even our shrinking middle class struggles to pay for it. It's about making the game attractive, and US soccer is associated with elitism, alas, in much the way tennis is. I say this as the father of a talented fourteen-year-old daughter who will play college soccer and adores the game. The people who took it upon themselves to sell the game in this country have failed. They're making money off of the game and I'm not sure they care.

07/12/2018 - 7:44am Someone misspelled "oblivion…

Someone misspelled "oblivion." 

07/03/2018 - 6:04am A degree of ambivalence has…

A degree of ambivalence has often shown itself around politics here, which is cool. But if you're going to reiterate that the place won't be about politics and then do politics, you probably should fess up to a change in policy, and address/thrash through the implications. And let us know whether you are looking for something truly dialogical or just want to preach at us every now and then. 

For me, this editorial could use its own--perhaps equally long--backgrounder in the issues it describes; some of it's pretty short-handy. But having lived in a number of college towns, and in San Francisco, I have to say that much of liberal America is living out these tensions, mired in the many contradictions they have aroused. 

06/08/2018 - 12:50am Going to be in Portugal and…

Going to be in Portugal and Spain during the entirety of the tournament, and am hoping that both teams advance through the early stages to keep the excitement at fever pitch in bars and on the streets. Look forward to sharing it all with my daughter, a soccer-mad follower of the US women's team and NWSL who has recently warmed to the men's game.