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07/11/2018 - 4:45pm Ballsy, picking the favorite…

Ballsy, picking the favorite with only two teams left. Don't get too crazy.

07/11/2018 - 3:35pm It seems like England's only…

It seems like England's only offense for the last 60 minutes or so has been boot it long and hope Sterling outruns Vida. Croatia has absolutely dominated this second half.

07/10/2018 - 3:17pm Came here to comment the…

Came here to comment the same thing. David Long is talked about way less than a top 5 corner in the country should be. 

07/10/2018 - 9:16am I traveled to Geneva once,…

I traveled to Geneva once, very nice City. Far too expensive for my liking but the close proximity to Chamonix makes it completely worth it. 

07/10/2018 - 9:15am Damn lack of an Edit button…

Damn lack of an Edit button. Meant to be a response to above.

07/10/2018 - 9:14am I traveled to Geneva once,…

I traveled to Geneva once, very nice City. Far too expensive for my liking but the close proximity to Chamonix makes it completely worth it. 

07/05/2018 - 2:07pm I tend to avoid watching…

I tend to avoid watching highlights of top recruits unless I think there is a legitimate chance. I caved and watched him, he is like a missile out there. Would be a massive get.

07/05/2018 - 10:42am Thanks! Any idea on when the…

Thanks! Any idea on when the third transfer will be announced  (Assuming Crawford and Walker)?

07/05/2018 - 10:31am Please stop trying to…

Please stop trying to pretend that there are two different people supporting each other's comments with these two accounts. It is very clear that you are both accounts. Please just stop it and continue to post from one account.

06/26/2018 - 9:38am This is not a loyalty…

This is not a loyalty comment, but as one of the bigger NFL fans on this board, I can tell you that Gholston's contract last year was very heavily criticized. Those opinions were backed up when he had 0 sacks in 14 games. Many people were utterly shocked that he was not cut in March when they had the chance to avoid paying him. 

In terms of it being very rare to have a player make it five years in the NFL, it actually isn't for players drafted in the 4th round or higher. In Gholston's 2013 draft class, 87 of the 132 drafted players in those 4 rounds are currently still in the league, or roughly 2/3rds of them. Not saying that he doesn't have anything to be proud of, but acting as though him still being around and getting a second contract is such a rare achievment is a stretch.  

06/26/2018 - 8:40am There are a couple of nice…

There are a couple of nice plays in there, and sample size considered, but yikes. I felt embarrassed for him based on some of these reps. Obviously it is one 2 minute video in a camp setting, but if this is what we are missing out on, I'm okay with that.

06/25/2018 - 2:50pm I hate them as much as the…

I hate them as much as the next guy, but I don't see how you don't consider OSU on the top tier of recruiting based on their last few years. They seemingly get whoever they want. Maybe it's only because they've been hot for like a decade, maybe it's something more than that. But they have recruited on Alabama's level over the last 5 years.

06/25/2018 - 12:46pm Oh, I misunderstood. I…

Oh, I misunderstood. I thought you were saying that the scene wasn't real when you said it was "Wrong". I need to read better clearly.

06/25/2018 - 9:25am Nah, I'm pretty sure that…

Nah, I'm pretty sure that the post-credit scene took place WAY in the future, with both of them being host versions of themselves, simply running a fidelity test.

06/22/2018 - 4:54pm You are the one that says…

You are the one that says you always want to have a discussion about things. If you don't want to continue to discuss because of boredom, or because you have no valid argument, then fine. But don't do the classic " You can win", like I am a child that you are giving validation, it comes across as petty.

06/22/2018 - 4:06pm What do you mean? Every talk…

What do you mean? Every talk show host wants guests. Dan Patrick, Mike and Mike (or whatever they are now), Dan LeBatard, Skip Bayless, Stephen A., every talk show host no matter how good or bad wants to bring guests onto their show. I don't understand why you think credit should be given to Colin for bringing on a guest and berating him about nonsensical issues.

What exactly is the mob mentality that you speak of? Simply because a vast majority of people see the flaws of something doesn't mean it is a mob mentality. If you believe that he is fine most of the time, okay. Don't however act like the rest of us have no reason to base our criticisms on. For me, his John Wall rampage was the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen, he didn't like that he danced before his first game and carried out like a 6 year vendetta against him that often times was borderline racist.

But even if you can find a way to look past everything he has said in the past, how can you defend him with this clip staring you in the face. Your only responses to this video is giving him credit for bringing a guest onto the show. But what is your actual opinion on what he was saying? 

06/22/2018 - 3:03pm It clearly wasn't his intent…

It clearly wasn't his intent to have Baker defend himself. He was utterly shocked and unprepared when the response started. His intent was to bring a guy on, sit up on his pedestal, find something pointless and stupid to criticize him for, and have Mayfield fall in line and give the politically correct response. Why in the world would you give someone credit for that? And the argument of "That's what talk show hosts do" is stupid. The few good talk show hosts out there don't nitpick minor and irrelevant stuff and then change the topic just to maintain their superiority complex. Cowherd occasionally has a take that makes him seem better than the Stephen A's or Skips of the world, but this was a showing of journalistic amateurism. 

06/22/2018 - 1:25pm Oh come on. You can't…

Oh come on. You can't possibly defend Colin on this. He took aim at Baker for something stupid and Mayfield didn't put up with it. And then, clearly flustered, Cowherd starts talking about how this is a sign that he won't be able to hit small windows in the NFL because he didn't run a celebrate with his teammates in this one clip. This was a clear situation where Cowherd had an agenda that Baker absolutely shit on, and he wasn't prepared for any other material. He got called out for amateur journalism. 

06/21/2018 - 9:45am These two afternoon matches…

These two afternoon matches are super intriguing to me. I decided to hop on the Croatian bandwagon before the tourney, hoping they can get a win and seal up their fate in the round of 16. Also would like to see Peru snag a point and keep their hopes alive. 

06/21/2018 - 8:40am I like this take. You hate…

I like this take. You hate him because he caused troubles for your team. Similarly to Urban Meyer (among other reasons to hate him) or Jim Tressel. If good players or coaches hurt your teams chances of winning, then that is reason enough to hate them. I get it, and agree.

06/20/2018 - 4:53pm I understand all that, and…

I understand all that, and appreciate the responses. I just have never heard one reason why people who say that hate Lebron or can't stand him actually feel that way that makes any sense, including the two people above who said that. I guess it just supports your pedestal argument, or just the common thought of wanting to have a contrarian viewpoint on something great. 

06/20/2018 - 3:07pm Okay, I am not sure I…

Okay, I am not sure I understand your response. Are you saying that you don't think that is an issue? That you believe there is no problem of misinformation in the modern day conversation? If that is the case, you clearly have not seen my Facebook feed then, as it is full of people spouting off about random articles or memes they find on the internet that are factually incorrect. 

06/20/2018 - 2:39pm Speaking of discussions, why…

Speaking of discussions, why do people so strongly dislike LeBron? I have never really understood it. I look at it as a guy who was a superstar at 16, and has had zero problems off the court, which is surprising in our modern culture. He seems to be a great husband and father, and no matter where you place him on your rankings, is certainly one of the top 5 basketball players of all time.

So why the dislike? Is it because he whines on the court? He certainly does, but so do most players in the league because they get away with it and get rewarded for it. Is it because of his "shenanigans" with the decision? If the worst thing the guy did was make a cocky television spectacle of a free agent decision that raised a shit ton of money for charity, I think there are far worse things. Is it because the media hypes him up the way they do? I understand that, but it isn't exactly his fault. 

I truly want to hear reasoning behind why LeBron has earned his spot on so many people's "I can't stand him" list.

06/20/2018 - 2:31pm Agreed completely. When…

Agreed completely. When people change their opinions based on new information being added, many consider that to be a negative thing, I personally think it is a wonderful trait. Topics that are heard on sports radio are meant to drum up discussions because both sides have valid points. Instead of having meaningful discussion of the facts before deciding what side you fall on, people just choose and fight till the death about it. 

06/20/2018 - 2:22pm The thing that tends to…

The thing that tends to bother me (and this refers to all types of conversations, not just sports, politics, etc.) is the rising willingness to use simply misinformed or non-researched opinions. Disagreement will never bother me, but persuasion tactics with invalid information gets to me.

06/19/2018 - 8:45am Are we attempting to win…

Are we attempting to win this game as an alliance (Based on the limited amount of turns left)? Or is there a set date where it is every man for themselves?

06/14/2018 - 12:05pm This prediction is looking…

This prediction is looking good! ;)

06/14/2018 - 12:03pm It also seems like his…

It also seems like his troubles seemed to humble him a bit. The guys on tour say he has become far friendlier and more fun to be around. I hope the same transition occurred when it comes to the fans.

06/14/2018 - 12:00pm Our friend group has grown…

Our friend group has grown to hate Spieth. There are so many likable guys on tour, why choose to like the whiner? I think I would also despise playing with him. He talks the entire time. Give me Rickie, Rose, Kuch, Day, or Phil any day of the week over Jordan.

06/04/2018 - 9:22am Why would Hoston do this?

Why would Hoston do this? They already have essentially the same thing in Capela, who is younger and more mobile, and even though they would have to match the big offer he gets this off season, it's not like Drummond is a cheap guy to have on the books. 

05/24/2018 - 3:01pm Honest question, why would

Honest question, why would the Magic want Izzo? He is constantly exposed for his archaic philosophy where he relies on physicality and the low post. That is the least modern NBA mentality I can think of.

05/23/2018 - 4:51pm Geico is best and worst

The so simple a caveman could do it geico commercials were the Flo before Flo took over. Just terrible.

On a similar note, I love the Geico "surprising" commercials, like playing Marco Polo with Marco Polo, or Ice T at a lemonade stand. 

05/23/2018 - 10:14am I have a question for those

I have a question for those who know more about this game than I, but it seems like team chaos users just keep growing, which makes sense based on those eliminated just getting added to the fold. Doesn't that mean they are just going to win in the end unless we eliminate them soon? 

05/21/2018 - 3:33pm DJ certainly didn't look good

DJ certainly didn't look good in the minimal playing time he had his first two years. It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Coach B correctly asserted that he needed time to blossom into the player he became down the stretch two seasons ago.

05/21/2018 - 12:17pm And can we talk about the

And can we talk about the quick mending ability of ace in the relationship department? A little over a month after a breakup from a serious relationship, and Ace just crushes a 6 hour date. Watch out world, Single Ace is on the prowl.

05/21/2018 - 9:22am The fact that it took 220

The fact that it took 220 comments until someone mentioned Reservoir Dogs makes me saddened for the mgoblog community. Absolutely fantastic movie. Definitely a top 3 for me.

05/17/2018 - 9:56am Wasn't Carlson hurt for a lot

Wasn't Carlson hurt for a lot of the year? I thought I read somewhere that he was battling through injuries. Certainly would have some effect on the season. Too bad the team wasted Mueller's talent.

05/17/2018 - 9:46am I have high hopes for Shea

I have high hopes for Shea too, but the ranking systems are surprisingly very bad at predicting elite QB's. Most of the guys in the top 100 players list fail to come close to the hype they had as a recruit. Obviously Shea was in the more elite class, but even that group has been lacking in accurate predictions.

05/16/2018 - 4:20pm Obviously the pass protection

Obviously the pass protection was bad. But I also think O'Korn tended to stop looking downfield even when he had time. If his first read wasn't there, he bailed on any attempt to throw the ball. 

05/16/2018 - 3:39pm But what's the fun in that

But what's the fun in that completely reasonable take??

05/16/2018 - 3:33pm That certainly goes into it,

That certainly goes into it, except the 95 Magic, which everyone conveniently forgets time and time again. Jordan is a maginificent 6 for 6 in NBA finals, something that Lebron will obviously never have. But there is an argument to be made that Jordan got to those finals only because the good teams in the east faded away, allowing him and the bulls to stroll through to the finals year after year. 

And, I think it would be an interesting discussion to see whether Lebron or Jordan played tougher teams in the finals. Obviously the Mavs team that the heat lost to will forever by a blemish on the resume of Lebron (certainly because he himself played horribly in that series). But other than that, Lebron played the following:

- Oklahoma City, with 3 MVP's

-San Antonio, with potentially 4 future HOF's

-San Antonio again

- Golden State

- Golden State again, after they broke the record for most wins in a season

- Golden State again, after that same team added Kevin MF Durant

Say all you want about Barkley, Malone, Stockton, etc. But I would choose to play Gary Payton's Seattle team over every single one of the teams listed above. 

05/16/2018 - 2:15pm After re-reading what I have

After re-reading what I have written in the last few posts, I feel confident in saying that I am making my point pretty clear and for whatever reason, you are just misunderstanding, or choosing to argue a different point. My main point is that Jordan lost to the good teams in the east over his career, and beat up on not so great teams. 

As you said, they lost to the 80's celtics, and the Pistons those 3 straight years. As soon as the Pistons and Celtics got old, that is when Jordan and the Bulls were able to shine, and no other team in East after that '91 season was very good, or at least good enough to be a threat against the Bulls. 

People tend to say that Lebron has beaten up on a weak eastern conference, well, so did MJ.

05/16/2018 - 1:04pm Sorry, meant Late 80's.

Sorry, meant Late 80's. Narrative remains the same though, the teams he was losing to were great, the teams he was beating in the east (especially the second three peat), were not. I never was making the argument that he didn't run into tough teams in the finals, I was more comparing the Eastern conferences because the anti-Lebron guys tend to bring up how weak the east has been over the last decade.

Besides the Pistons you mentioned and Ewing, every single other player you threw out there was on a Western Conference team.

The '91 Pistons were good, not great, as Lambier was officially old and even IT had lost a step from his prime. The 90's Knicks are so ungodly overrated. The Orlando team with Shaq and Penny were legitimate, and that's about it in the east. 

05/16/2018 - 12:29pm Wouldn't the fact that those

Wouldn't the fact that those guys are spread around the league make it easier to reach a championship? Might make for a tougher first or second round matchup, but would you rather play an Atlanta team centered around Dikembe with not much else or a team like the '16 Thunder or the warriors of late?

In terms of what Jordan had to go through in the East, the teams were far stronger when Jordan couldn't win in the early 90's. His second three peat had a serious lack of elite talent in the East that wasn't on the bulls. HOFers in the east for that second threepeat included:

-32 year old Joe Dumars

- 42 year old Robert Parrish who was on his retirement tour for the hornets

- 33 Year old Patrick Ewing (who was admittedly still a strong double-double guy

- Reggie Miller

-Alonzo Mourning

- Dikembe

- Shaq for one year / And Penny even though he is not HOF

-Grant Hill

Certainly some solid players, but it's not like Jordan had to plow through dynasty after dynasty to win his second three peat, especially when he had two hall of fame teammates as well. I am also not saying that Lebron doesn't have similar paths through the east, it's just that people tend to reference Jordan beating up on super teams, which just wasn't the case in the late 90's east.


05/16/2018 - 11:56am Completely agree. His opinion

Completely agree. His opinion was nullified once he made that Durant pick.

05/10/2018 - 2:22pm I'm with you that the East

I'm with you that the East has been largely pretty weak over the last 10 years or so, but that is out of the control of Lebron, and it's not like he is losing to those teams either, seeing as how he is likely going to his 8th straight NBA finals. And, I think your opinion that the Bulls team would detroy this golden state team is a sign that your bias is getting in the way of reasonable thought. The Golden State team of this year and last is probably the best team of all time. They beat Jordan's record for best record of all time.. Then added Kevin Durant and preceded to absolutely dominate everyone last season. Maybe the 90's bulls make it a series, hell, they may even win. But to say they would probably "destroy" them is borderline laughable.

05/10/2018 - 12:01pm I was more referencing his

I was more referencing his Cleveland teammates, you are certainly right: D-Wade was his best teammate. 

05/10/2018 - 12:00pm I realize that he was only

I realize that he was only there for the second 3-peat, but if we are going to argue that Rodman was there to provide MJ with the help he needed, doesn't that contradict the whole argument of making the people around him better? My point was that Jordan played with loaded teams, but because they were built organically, people tend to discredit how good they were. Lebron had to leave Cleveland to play with his superstar sidekick, MJ had his the whole time. 

05/10/2018 - 11:32am Convenient that you left off

Convenient that you left off Hall of Famers Pippen and Rodman and included Lebron's best two teammates. I tend to slightly lean in the Lebron camp because I am a believer that athleticism has gotten so much better over time.

But if I am debating who has had better teams, I honestly don't think it is close. Lebron left an NBA finals team with the best record in the league in 2010, the next year, that same Cavs team had the second worst record in the league. Everyone wants to mention the Big 3 and how great they were. After Lebron left the Heat, they finished 8 games below .500 and finished 10th in the East. 

MJ on the otherhand, "retired" for a year and a half. The Bulls while he was gone were 55-27, and finished third in the East.

To me, it seems simple. Lebron turns bad teams into contenders. Jordan made really good teams elite. 

05/10/2018 - 10:28am I love how the article says

I love how the article says that at his gym, he is too big and strong to compete in reps against anyone his own age, and therefore must compete against Stephen Herron. Iron sharpens Iron. Also seems like a smart and likable kid. Obviously, there is still a long way to go, and who knows how he will turn out, but I would love for us to keep recruiting him hard.