Yeah. You sound like the grumpy old man. TJ's presence at the TO didn't "take a spot from someone else" as you seem to imply, nor did it really waste anyone's time, nor does it minimize the attempts of those there who earnestly felt they had a shot.
Your kid must be really proud of you.
Interesting theory but I don't think Herman needs a few years to turn around UT.
Meh. I wouldn't say their running game lit us up in 2015, or the CCG in 2013. 2013 was a story of Connor Cook embarassing our secondary. They ran for 134 yards that game. Not awful, but not hugely impactful.
Wait. Did we hire Ryan Day or Chip Kelly?
Wow. Didn't read the article yet on why people don't move out of places with no opportunities but I was thinking about that this morning! You look at periods in history that saw large movements of people and you wonder, why doesn't that happen today? Internal migration in the US occurs, but probably not in the way it should. IOW, moving from CA to TX isn't as impactful as someone moving from Huntington, WV to Denver, or Columbus even. If you look at the past, either in periods of migration from Europe to the US or in more recent history, the movement of free blacks from the southern US to northern states and farmers from the Great Plains to California you see a common thread - very little government safety net. Folks left areas of little to no opportunity (the Dust Bowl, backwoods Mississippi, areas of rigid social structures in 19th century Europe) for areas with greater opportunity. Today it is much easier to remain in areas of limited opportunity when you can still eke out an existence with an ok quality of life. If that suits you, various programs exist that will make that happen. If you want more, you gotta leave. I've hopped around, living in STL, Marion (yikes!) and other places because opportunities were elsewhere. This isn't a bromide against government safety nets, but their existence has had an effect on people's behavior and migration patterns.
Is it possible some of these guys have enough credits to be considered seniors? Heck, with post-secondary you can knock a whole year off before you get to college.
I think every school has that math teacher. I certainly had one. I don't know how I fumbled my way through pre-calc.
Love a good Irish joke.
What are Irish sunglasses?
Two black eyes.
Nice surprises of sucky teams in 2015 being good in 2016. What about sucky teams in 2016 who were supposed to not suck? Golden Domers is the first that comes to mind. Any others?
Just finishing up Unbroken. Amazing resiliency. I saw Zamperini speak when I was in college and marveled at how sharp he was for having fought in a war 70 years prior. I have a theory that his longevity is due in part to the hellish conditions he was subjected to for 2 years. There's interesting medical theory on what physical stressors like hunger and exposure do to the body.
But everyone loves a narrative!
I've solved the equation. Pick a stud from your defense, give him a few meaningless snaps on offense every game, hope he finds the end zone a handful of times a season and voila! Heisman candidate!
Hooker lining up in the slot a few times would have leapfrogged him over V.D. Peppers.
Stubhub has its uses. Whoever the poor bastard was that bought my WS Game 7 ticket for 3k wasn't taking chances buying tickets outside the Jake. Now, if he was a Cubs fan he's poor but probably not a bastard. I envy him.
Traveling in the Odyssey is traveling in style. That was one of my selling points when we bought ours. Think of all the comfortable rides to OHSAA Playoff football games!
True. It's hard to get jazzed up when your next memory of that team is a complete and utter shellacking.
Tell me about it! I bought 3 tix during halftime of the MSU PSU game when it looked like Sparty had a shot. They proceeded to get dumped and I was left with 3 lousy tickets. Bought for 145 with fees and finally was able to unload for $50 per. In some ways I can't blame these cheap bastards for not wanting to see a game with limited implications but I would have liked them to bail me out! Probably some $5 seats by game day.
I'm glad we have DJ and crew to scan the depths of despair that is Mgoblog to deliver us nuggets of sadness and depression so we readers can be spared from such a nasty and arduous task. In fact, it's been a favorite part of my regular post "The Game" celebrations.
Check out the book "Bad Moon Rising", chronicles the rise and fall of the band.
Also check out Tom Fogerty's Joyful Resurrection on Youtube. John makes an appearance in one verse.
Creedence will always get UVs.
Agreed. I don't know if a public campaign increases the intrigue of the drug and causes a perverse effect but the best way for the heroin epidemic to fizzle out is for people to stop trying it. Escape is nearly impossible.
Glad to hear you made it out. Once it sinks its claws in you it seems it's nearly impossible to shake it loose. Some things should just be left alone. I don't think many people could fight it and win.