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05/28/2018 - 12:06am LeBron is pretty good at

LeBron is pretty good at basketball.

03/25/2018 - 12:11am Whenever we were in trouble I

Whenever we were in trouble I wanted Charles to have the ball. He always makes something happen.

09/11/2017 - 12:34pm Because nothing else happened

Because nothing else happened after that.

09/11/2017 - 11:38am And in another bit of irony,

And in another bit of irony, most of the white moderates today who trumpet this cartoonish version of MLK as a kumbaya, everybody sing and get along caricature of the man, were the very people MLK pointed the finger to as being the biggest hurdle in achieving his goals.

Lest we forget the letter from Birmingham jail...

"First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action;" who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season."

Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."

09/11/2017 - 11:28am Christ almighty, what about

Christ almighty, what about the OP's post is so incredibly offensive, SJWy, or beyond the pale?

He said, "Hey, I've noticed a lot of fanbases--including our own--wearing shirts and chanting slogans with words like 'bitch' and 'whore,' which probably isn't a great look considering half of our fellow alums/students/human beings are women. So maybe let's try to live up to our mantra of being leaders and best and scale some of that back a bit." 

This is apparently some radical leftist diatribe that is straight from the bowels of the marxist feminista mines of tumblr.

 

09/11/2017 - 11:11am There are two mountain

There are two mountain climbers.

One mountain climber (majority group) suddenly turns and hurls the other mountain climber (minority group) off of the mountain. The majority group mountain climber goes on climbing while the minority group mountain climber is in a broken heap at the bottom of the mountain. 

Hundreds of years go by, and a new mountain climber appears (modern majority group) and sees the minority mountain climber, badly wounded and scarred, far down the mountain trying to climb back up, so they stop and lower a rope along with medical supplies and better climbing gear and a hoist to try to raise them up so they are at equal points on the mountain.

In that scenario, no one would accuse the mountain climber who has been thrown off of a cliff of being weak because they were thrown off a fucking cliff. It's not patronizing to send them medical supplies and assistance. It's the same with groups we have figuratively thrown off of the societal cliff. 

09/11/2017 - 10:48am But even that's not really

But even that's not really what the concept of privilege is. 

Privilege is something that gets thrown around a lot, and people always seem to get up in arms over it, but it should be the least controversial and most benign point imaginable.

All privilege asserts is--all else being equal--if you're in X position, whether it's poor, rich, applying for a job, dealing with the criminal justice system, trying to get a work published, etc...it is virtually always better to be a member of the majority or advantaged group, than it is to be a member of a minority or disadvantaged group.

For example, if both people are poor, a person who is transgender and poor, is going to have a harder time than a person who is cisgender and poor.

It's a fairly simple concept that has gone through the internet bullshit machine and now it's almost guaranteed to cause offense and start a slapfight the instant it's brought up.

Frankly, the term "privilege" is a poor descriptor of the concept, as it denotes some special luxury as opposed to rights or disenfranchisement of minority groups relative to the majority.

09/11/2017 - 10:03am Every time I think about

Every time I think about coming back and posting here more regularly, threads like these remind me why I stopped in the first place.

This board views itself so high and mighty, but it's always a stone's throw away from descending into RCMB territory.

When every single woman who has posted in this thread is saying essentially the exact same thing (misogyny is rampant, so much so you almost have to ignore it just to function), and some of the responses are on the level of, "Be thankful you're not in Pakistan," it's time to shut it down.

08/28/2017 - 9:04am I just drove through Dallas

I just drove through Dallas yesterday. Clear skies and beautiful weather. Harvey hit way south and east. Dallas was pretty much unaffected.

08/12/2017 - 8:50pm I once swallowed an entire

I once swallowed an entire hotdog whole. This feat made me eligible to be President of New Jersey.

I sternly declined.

08/12/2017 - 12:34pm I once met a bronze age

I once met a bronze age deity. Couldn't have been a worse experience. 

We're still talking about my Tuesday night Dungeons and Dragons group, right?

08/12/2017 - 12:34pm Be civil. Let's not bring

Be civil. Let's not bring animated Warner Bros. films about penguins into this.

08/12/2017 - 12:30pm This is false. I've enlisted

This is false. I've enlisted in the Civil War many times since then and haven't received a dime.

08/12/2017 - 12:28pm To be fair spinach is in need

To be fair spinach is in need of murdering. Typically coated in a nice vinaigrette of vengeance.

08/12/2017 - 12:16pm This seems like a scheme 5

This seems like a scheme 5 college kids would come up with.

08/12/2017 - 12:12pm You sons of bitches. I come

You sons of bitches. I come to this blog specifically so that I don't have to hear about the Bhopal disaster, and what do I see first thing when I log in? The fucking Bhopal disaster. 

Keep your damned 1980s Indian industrial tragedies off the blog.

08/12/2017 - 11:51am This was a mistake.

This was a mistake.

04/29/2017 - 7:43pm We won 10 games and barley

We won 10 games and barley missed out on the playoffs. What is this stupid goober talking about.

"Well, as a coach, I surely do hate my players getting drafted. In fact, if they're not going to the CFL, we're not trying!"

Tim Brewster is 15-30 as a head coach. He's a garbage man.

02/02/2017 - 4:15am In Mississippi, saying, "Hey,

In Mississippi, saying, "Hey, you're in Mississippi!" is considered negative recruiting.

02/02/2017 - 4:13am All of our 5 stars will

All of our 5 stars will become 6 stars, and all of our 4 stars will also become 6 stars. These are facts the recruiting sites tend to overlook.

02/02/2017 - 4:10am "Aidan Hutchinson....son of

"Aidan Hutchinson....son of Steve."

 

There has never been a greater lock in the history of locks.

12/20/2016 - 12:15am Born in 2002....
Born in

Born in 2002....

Born in 2002...

Born in 2002....

 

03/03/2016 - 4:08pm Butch Jones...

01/26/2016 - 6:03am While I was at Michigan,

While I was at Michigan, IIRC, quite a few members of the Spanish department were from Chile.

01/26/2016 - 5:51am I don't really understand why

I don't really understand why people hate Brady or Manning. Pretty much everything I've heard from just about everyone around them says that they are at their core, good people.

I mean, everyone who had to deal with Tom at Michigan (before he was any sort of a super star, mind you) has only ever had glowing things to say about what a polite, respectful, well raised young man he was. 

01/16/2016 - 2:29pm You'll be fine. The secret to

You'll be fine. The secret to life is that no one really knows what they're doing. We're all just making it up as we go along. You've been on the board for years and seem like a stand up guy. Just give your child everything good you've had in your life and try to steer them away from all the bad you've experienced.

You'll be a great father. Your entire life has prepared you for this. Just make sure the first song she or he hears is The Victors. :)

01/13/2016 - 4:38am I feel like I'm far too sober

I feel like I'm far too sober to appreciate this accomplishment.

12/12/2015 - 3:58am (No subject)

McGregor by KO/TKO in round 2.

You can call me Mystic Mac, because I predict 'dese 'tings.

 

10/31/2015 - 12:35pm I had to laugh at the guy in

I had to laugh at the guy in that thread desperately grasping straws..."It was probably just a test drive--yeah, that's it--a test drive!" As if dealerships will allow a 20 year old who has never had a real job and has no credit to drive a brand spankin new car off the lot and have it overnight.

10/31/2015 - 12:23pm (No subject)

10/22/2015 - 9:35am Well, to be fair to Jalen,

Well, to be fair to Jalen, talking about these things is his job. He has a radio show and a podcast which are in large part centered around him giving insights into the life of a famous professional athlete. Using his own personal experiences to talk about what's going on with certain players or behind the scenes situations. 

A lot of his stories, like stealing Patrick Ewing TV, are gold.

10/22/2015 - 9:19am Sorority sisters or just

Sorority sisters or just random co-eds "taking one for the team" on a recruiting visit is a tradition as old as time. 

10/22/2015 - 9:10am When I was 16-17, having a

When I was 16-17, having a bonfire on the beach, getting drunk off some alcohol somebody's older sibling bought us and hooking up with girls was the pinnacle of existence. Hell, it still is, except the women are a lot older, the booze is legally purchased and the bonfires are much more well organized in advance.

10/22/2015 - 8:52am Did anyone honestly believe

Did anyone honestly believe things to be different?

No one remembers the block party for Terrelle Pryor--err, I mean, spontaneous block party in celebration of Michigan football that just so happened to coincide with his visit and if he happened to be shepherded there, cool?

09/12/2015 - 1:46pm  

 

09/03/2015 - 3:53pm I think those Tigers hats

I think those Tigers hats were special edition for that particular game.

You can however order U of M Tigers hats from lids.com.

http://www.lids.com/MLB/Detroit-Tigers/20806184?cpid=gshopping&CAWELAID…

08/28/2015 - 9:02pm Gotta keep in mind Levy,

Gotta keep in mind Levy, Ansah, Van Noy, Reid, Jones, and Ngata are all out. That's almost the entire front 7.

07/23/2015 - 10:41am Brady-3
Wheatley-2
Braylon-4

Brady-3

Wheatley-2

Braylon-4

Woodson-5

Harbaugh-1

 

07/16/2015 - 5:16pm Is it wrong that my first

Is it wrong that my first thought was, "Damn, that's harsh. Telling the AD his personal attire choices are so horrible that it needs to change?"

07/15/2015 - 6:44pm The Clippers were literally

The Clippers were literally just purchased for over $2 billion but their value is only $1.6 bil? 

07/09/2015 - 1:08pm It seems like you're

It seems like you're projecting. I'm just giving my opinion.

07/09/2015 - 10:45am Well, sports aren't serious

Well, sports aren't serious business. They're meaningless entertainment, meant to be enjoyed for fun. I think that too many people lose sight of that.

07/09/2015 - 3:10am I'm not talking about the

I'm not talking about the product on the field. I'm talking about the league in general. The NFL is boring as shit. It's everything that's wrong with American sports.

It's corporatized to the gills, all of the players and coaches are robots who rarely ever do or say anything interesting (if they do the NFL beats them down with fines and penalties). It's all just boilerplate, assembly line, mush.

The NBA always has some weird, whacky shit going on where you couldn't make this stuff up. Whether it's the DeAndre Jordan hostage sleepover pizza party, "taking my talents to south beach," or KMart nearly murdering JR Smith over popcorn. It's always something.

Just look at Inside the NBA on TNT, with Charles, Shaq, Kenny, and Ernie. The NFL would never allow that sort of unleashed insanity on their official pre or post game shows. It's just sensible chuckles (Terry Bradshaw called Jimmy Johnson old, and Jimmy called Terry bald! What banter!) and horrifically cringeworthy Frank Caliendo (or some other awful comedian's) sketches.

You'd never see this on any sort of official NFL thing in 2015...

I think it says something about the NBA and the NFL that even though the NFL is orders of magnitude more popular than the NBA in this country, the most popular athletes always tend to be basketball players.

Edit: If this...

...would have been an NFL player, Roger Goodell would have personally sniped him before he could make his way through the curtain.

07/09/2015 - 12:09am True story. 
DeAndre's mom

True story. 

DeAndre's mom ordered pizza for the boys and they played video games all night while twitter/the NBA community burned.

07/09/2015 - 12:08am People love the NFL, but it's

People love the NFL, but it's boring as shit. It's called the No Fun League for a reason.

07/08/2015 - 11:15pm Reason #2345465 why the NBA

Reason #2345465 why the NBA is the best sports league ever. This type of shit only happens in the NBA. This is comedy of the highest order.

The Clippers have literally barricaded themselves in DeAndre Jordan's house and are keeping him locked in there until midnight, which is the point where he can officially sign a contract. Meanwhile, Mark Cuban and the Mavs are frantically circling about DeAndre's house trying to find a way in to talk to him.

It is a real life fucking tower defense game in a sports league. I can't stop laughing just thinking about it.

I'm imagining Mark Cuban stacking lawn furniture, attempting to climb up onto DeAndre's 2nd story balcony while Doc Rivers tries to knock him down with a broom.

07/06/2015 - 11:31pm That literally made me LOL,

That literally made me LOL, because in all likelihood it's 100% true.

 

07/06/2015 - 12:53am The Pistons best line up was

The Pistons best line up was Jackson-KCP-Butler-Tolly-Drummond...

They had an 80% (!!!!) win rate with those 5 on the floor, were +51 (!!!!) with those 5 on the floor and posted their best offensive rating with those 5 on the floor. So that's something to look forward to.

Basically, SVG's system is one true big (Drummond or Dwight Howard) surrounded by 4 shooters, and it works.

07/05/2015 - 10:59pm I'd take the Stones over the

I'd take the Stones over the Bulls. The Bulls were literally 6 years of Jordan and garbage. The Spurs have been great recently, but their contributions to the league are nothing compaired to the Stones. You can't just take recent success into account. It's not just about championships. The Pistons have won 5 championships, 2 before the NBA was even a thing. 

It's about the franchise's overall contribution to the league, I'd argue it's Lakers, Celtics, and then Pistons.

07/05/2015 - 10:59pm I'd take the Stones over the

I'd take the Stones over the Bulls. The Bulls were literally 6 years of Jordan and garbage. The Spurs have been great recently, but their contributions to the league are nothing compaired to the Stones. You can't just take recent success into account. It's not just about championships. The Pistons have won 5 championships, 2 before the NBA was even a thing. 

It's about the franchise's overall contribution to the league, I'd argue it's Lakers, Celtics, and then Pistons.