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06/02/2018 - 8:38am This is my number one with a

This is my number one with a bullet. No one could touch her in her prime. Her national anthem at the super bowl was perfect. Such a shame.

03/27/2018 - 2:15am So good refs?

So good refs?

03/25/2018 - 4:12pm No alcohol at official NCAA

No alcohol at official NCAA events (except apparently in private suites). Bowl games, conference tournaments, home games, etc are not officially sponsored ncaa events. Weird rule for a money focused group like emmert and crew.

02/25/2018 - 10:30pm Jebus- says guy whose bourbon

Jebus- says guy whose bourbon experience is what? Makers and bulliet?

02/25/2018 - 9:33am Ha. Mgoblog with some

Ha. Mgoblog with some Scandinavian parental leave policies or what?

12/23/2017 - 7:41pm Elijah Craig 12 yr. Best

Elijah Craig 12 yr. Best value bourbon on the planet. So sad it hasn't been mentioned. Pricey stuff? Angels Envy, Elmer T Lee, Pappy (if you can find it but insanely good and worth the price)

08/28/2017 - 1:14pm annullment /= divorce
An

annullment /= divorce

An annulled marriage never legally occurred in the first place, making any kids born of that "marriage" retroactive bastards.  A divorce ends a marriage at the time of the divorce, but does not legally nullify the marriage itself.

06/29/2017 - 11:30pm If he has any self awareness

If he has any self awareness (which he probably doesn't), he won't go near the NBA.  Cal is not a good "coach".  He's an amazing recriuiter, promoter, and business man.  Put that guy on the floor against a team with even talent....and you get his stint with the Nets.

He absolutely DOES have the ability to manage egos and promote buy-in for a single year from his future lottery picks at Kentucky, but doing that year over year with stars on an NBA team is a different animal.

On second thought...I hope he goes to the Knicks.  That would be fun.

06/24/2017 - 1:56pm Does he qualify it at all?

Does he qualify it at all? Like, right now this moment vs overall, or because it's not a big free agent destination, or ownership issues?

The Pistons have had more success than most NBA franchises over the last 3 decades, are getting a new arena (shared I know), and have an established culture (generally) and unique history more so than most franchises.

Not in a place where I can listen but I can name Sacramento, Knicks, nets, and Orlando off the top of my head as worse franchises to be a fan of.

06/15/2017 - 3:42pm /Pounding head against

/Pounding head against wall

This is not how income tax brackets work.

01/02/2017 - 11:48am JH didn't pull Smith. Smith

JH didn't pull Smith. Smith was injured, Kaepernick came in and set the world on fire for several games while Smith was hurt, then JH stuck with that momentum leading into the playoffs. That's completely different than going with an unknown commodity in a RS frosh who hasn't played a single snap. If Speight starts and struggles or gets hurts, totally different story.

11/03/2016 - 3:13pm In fact, one of the field

In fact, one of the field managers working during the early-mid 00s when I was there got unceremoniously axed when he posted inside info on a rivals board and it was traced back to him. Douche...

10/01/2016 - 8:02pm No, more like ten

No, more like ten

10/01/2016 - 7:27pm Dot forget the offsides in

Dot forget the offsides in the kickoff too. Crazy

08/26/2016 - 2:37pm Old Mitch's was the

Old Mitch's was the best.....oh those sticky floors and 25 cent pitchers of Beast.

Whole house had their 21st bdays there - I'm surprised we were allowed back in.

08/20/2016 - 4:42pm Good. Not a moment too soon.

Good. Not a moment too soon.

07/11/2016 - 1:14pm I think you mean arguably.

I think you mean arguably. He's up there, and might be top ten. But here are several absolutes ahead of him before you get to his "tier" of all time greats. MJ, Bird, Magic, Lebron, Kareem, wilt, Russell , Oscar Robertson - makes 8 before getting to Shaq, Kobe, Duncan, etc.

06/24/2016 - 8:47pm Sometimes you've gotta test

Sometimes you've gotta test the market to get paid what you're worth. Doesn't have to mean you actually want to leave.

06/18/2016 - 2:46pm Couldn't agree more. Setting

Couldn't agree more. Setting those standards is among the things which require the critical thought I'm referring to. System isn't working (rule of unintended consequences as referenced in a post below), and needs fixing, but that fix isn't to tear it down or give loans only to those kids who pass AP tests or score well on our current standardized tests.

06/18/2016 - 12:40pm Except most CEOs are running

Except most CEOs are running for profit enterprises....so incentivizing increasing shareholder value is par for the course. School presidents should not be receiving similar benefits for taking in donations and tuition.

06/18/2016 - 8:34am I suppose continuing this

I suppose continuing this discussion could toe the no politics line, but whatever. You're not wrong, but someone arguing the benefits of easy access to higher education isn't wrong either. The system clearly needs fixing or tweaks, but I'm a firm believer that one of the things worth high amounts of government spending and taxpayer dollars is providing access to education at all levels. It may the ONE thing can have an astronomical impact on quality of life, and testing academic talent is much more difficult than it sounds. You'll get no quick answers from me, cuz I don't have them, but it's a very complicated issue that deserves a ton of critical thought.

06/01/2016 - 1:49pm 128 x 100 = 12,800, so the

128 x 100 = 12,800, so the numbers are even worse than you've presented.

05/20/2016 - 9:06am What about DVR functionality?

What about DVR functionality?

05/15/2016 - 10:09am Late to the party, but Grant

Late to the party, but Grant Mason in football. He took a punt back 80 yds against us in the state semis while de-cleating our punter (who was actually a really good athlete himself) with a stiff arm.

Played Marcus Taylor a lot growing up in bball. He was just a natural, but I would get in his grill a lot to throw him off. Worked sometimes, others (like most) he'd just get pissed and torch me.

Also played Paul Davis and he was a little bitch. I could push him off the block and take him out of his game. I'm 6'2". He just complained to the refs the whole time. Saw him talking to Izzo after the game and remembered you can't teach being 6'10".

05/13/2016 - 10:15am Gotta be the former. The nods

Gotta be the former. The nods to fight club (and the plain plot similarities) are too obvious to be on accident. That's why I never minded them. The main one was obvious long before it was revealed, and the other similarities are themes basically. A lot of nuance in mr robot that has nothing to do with fight club other than disdain for corporate America and capitalism.

05/13/2016 - 10:01am Good reminder that the

Good reminder that the soundtrack is the shit too. Sorry, no chance the rapper though.

https://youtu.be/faG8RiaANek

05/13/2016 - 9:53am The show isn't perfect, none

The show isn't perfect, none are, but most plot lines picked up a lot of steam and there were some solid cliff hangers ending season one. Would love to expand but don't want to spoil anything.

05/13/2016 - 9:51am Agree to disagree I guess.

Agree to disagree I guess. I'd argue the plot just broadened in scope and started to show glimpses of the real end game. That was after some truly great episodes introducing characters and of course the "who is mr robot reveal". This show is planned to be a set number of episodes/seasons to achieve the director/writer's goals - like breaking bad. So they won't mess with the show just to extend the hype and $.

05/13/2016 - 9:38am I concur. Such a surprise

I concur. Such a surprise when I randomly watched an episode last summer about 5 episodes in. It's extremely well done with great acting. Total surprise for USA. Can't recommend it to people enough.

05/13/2016 - 8:47am Emigrate from, immigrate to.

Emigrate from, immigrate to. Nothing like some good old fashioned grammar shaming to bring this place back to level.

05/10/2016 - 5:05pm I won't argue that he is 100%

I won't argue that he is 100% committed, but that doesn't negate the possibility that he isn't always doing the right things to make that happen (knowingly or not). I think Lebron thinks Lebron is more capable wrt team running and game strategy than he really is. He should trust those paid to do those things. Now, given the unimpressive track record he's had to deal with in that area in Cleveland, maybe I shouldn't fault him for not being more trusting....

05/10/2016 - 2:19pm Can't punish curry for his GM

Can't punish curry for his GM and coach being better than lebron's (not a high bar). You'd need to look at a lot of advanced stats and competition to really gauge anything from what you've suggested. Lebron is amazing...flat out. But Steph is absolutely the MVP this year.

05/10/2016 - 2:15pm Curry is the best offensive

Curry is the best offensive player...by a pretty wide margin when you consider efficiency and how he creates space for his teammates. Add to that he's not a liability on defense and is very opportunistic (led the league in steals).

05/01/2016 - 11:32pm Is that will Ferrell with a

Is that will Ferrell with a killer mustache in the bottom right?

04/09/2016 - 12:38pm Rebounding, dunking, blocking

Rebounding, dunking, blocking shots, playing good team defense are no longer bball skills? Yes, he is terrible at free throws, that doesn't invalidate his worth as a tier 2 NBA player and tier 1 big man.

04/09/2016 - 12:36pm Anyone that doesn't have

Anyone that doesn't have guard skills is basically unplayable for GS. Andre would start and get huge minutes everywhere else. You're comparing his skills to players who are completely different. There is still a place for a rebounding and dunking machine in this league despite what GS has done.

04/09/2016 - 12:32pm Talk about being on the wrong

Talk about being on the wrong side of history...

04/03/2016 - 8:08am JJ had the luxury of playing

JJ had the luxury of playing on the really good late 00s Orlando teams with Dwight Howard where he could just be a spot up shooter. Nik unfortunately has played on two awful teams.

02/25/2016 - 1:37pm (1) MSU's best player that

(1) MSU's best player that year was Gary Harris, who missed only a couple games

(2) Payne missed 6-7 games at the very beginning of the BigTen season and was there for almost all of their tough tests

(3) Dawson missed time, agreed, but he was arguably their 4th or 5th best player, so....what's your point?  He was also back for the stretch run.

Also, you're comparing apples to oranges.  That MSU team was ranked #1 in the country at multiple points early in the year, had FOUR former 5 star recruits - 2 of them seniors (Payne/Appling), 1 junior (Dawson), and 1 Soph (Gary Harris).

Mich Bball doesn't have depth because all of their good players went pro early, something that almost never happens at MSU.  The homer point of view is that Beilein is just a much better developer of talent than Izzo.  The flip side is that Izzo is a better recruiter of top level HS talent, and has a better "system".  It's probably somewhere in the middle, like everything.

Bottom line - your comparison sucks.  Losing your two senior leaders that happen to be your best player and the best complementary "first guard off the bench" in the league is something that would take any team down a notch.

02/22/2016 - 9:16am Wait, so your expectation for

Wait, so your expectation for Walton is for him to be one of the top 5 or so pgs in the country and also one of the best all around players? Yeah, seems about right.

Look, you make some good points (especially his lack of creativity around the basket and lack of a floater), but Walton is one of the things keeping us afloat right now. Also, it was his spark and leadership that kept us from getting run off the court yesterday. Irving was sulking midway through the half and Walton netted up and made some great plays. Note also, Walton has outplayed Trimble both times they've played this year.

02/22/2016 - 9:16am Wait, so your expectation for

Wait, so your expectation for Walton is for him to be one of the top 5 or so pgs in the country and also one of the best all around players? Yeah, seems about right.

Look, you make some good points (especially his lack of creativity around the basket and lack of a floater), but Walton is one of the things keeping us afloat right now. Also, it was his spark and leadership that kept us from getting run off the court yesterday. Irving was sulking midway through the half and Walton netted up and made some great plays. Note also, Walton has outplayed Trimble both times they've played this year.

02/11/2016 - 3:32pm I'll take "Quotes Only Seen

I'll take "Quotes Only Seen in NFL Scouting Reports" for 1000 Alex...

From Henry link:

"Needs to unlock his juice off the snap to control neutral zone and make more tackles for losses."

UNLOCK THAT JUICE!!!

02/10/2016 - 2:49pm (No subject)

02/09/2016 - 7:08pm Yes.

Yes.

01/15/2016 - 11:29pm False.  2 losses in 99 (or

False.  2 losses in 99 (or 00?) and 06. 

Great coach.  Great man.  Ran into a cheating buzzsaw in Tressel.  Only real blemish.

01/13/2016 - 1:40pm Your edit beat me to

Your edit beat me to it...such a hillarious story in retrospect:

"According to police, Davenport crept into a dorm room at Barry University around 6 a.m. on April 1. A woman sleeping in the room, Mary McCarthy, told police she was startled by a strange sound and saw Davenport squatting in her closet. Davenport then allegedly defecated in a laundry basket, McCarthy told detectives."

Notice the timeline; the woman sees Davenport squatting in her closet, then he did his thing. It's like he had reverse stage fright.  

I bet that thing was MASSIVE...when you gotta go, you gotta go.

12/24/2015 - 8:52pm He's been quoted both before

He's been quoted both before this year and since announcing his retirement that he feels he could physically play the game another 2-3 years or more, but his heart just isn't in it to do the year round grind and little things. Gotta respect that.

12/08/2015 - 7:03pm Question. Have you looked at

Question. Have you looked at the entire context?

11/25/2015 - 11:29am There is no such thing as an

There is no such thing as an excessive clean hit in my book. You get a shot to tee off on someone with the ball, and you can do it cleanly without going helmet to helmet, wreak absolute havoc. That's how fumbles happen. See also the frank Clark hit on Braxton from a couple years ago.

11/22/2015 - 12:18pm I count one speculative

I count one speculative statement (one not out of thin air) and no comment on what Dantonio was doing.