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Comment 04 Feb 2016

I'm a year older than Mirra, yet it seems like I grew up watching him on X Games. I loved watching him ride. This saddens me more than I thought it would.

Comment 01 Feb 2016

This is a shocking and sad turn of events for a player who had a spotless record and always used such good judgement in college.  No one saw this coming.

Comment 23 Jan 2016

Four Loko: a drink with mythical powers which gets referenced in 98% of DJ's articles. 

Comment 19 Jan 2016
From the same thread. One guy credits Meyer as being the only guy next to Saban that can flip guys almost at will. This is the response: "Just based on results, no one is on Saban's level at the moment. Not even Meyer. Now for the good news: There are only two coaches in college football that one could realistically imagine getting the the level that Saban is at. And one of them is Jim Harbaugh." If you want to argue that Meyer isn't at Saban's level yet, fine. But despite no championships or sustained success at the college level, Harbaugh suddenly is one of two guys that has potential to be on Saban's level. Sounds legit.
Comment 16 Jan 2016

I don't Twitter but I just tried clicking the bad #take link and it says that this guy's Tweets are protected. Was that always the case or did 11W shame this guy into hiding?

Comment 16 Jan 2016

Yep. I figured a repeat was possible though unlikely. However, I was certain they weren't going to go undefeated. So when it came down to the last two games of the season, I had it in my head that one would end in a loss and my preference was obviously MSU. Had the loss come to TTUN, not only would that have sucked ass, but it would have sent them to the B1G championship. It would have been better for the loss to come earlier, but given the way things played out at the end, MSU was less painful of the two options.

Comment 16 Jan 2016

Methinks you don't know that much about concussions, which is probably what got you into this mess in the first place.  First off, you can't just tell your body to go limp and then fall face first without instinctually trying to break your fall. Well, maybe stuntmen can do it, but I'm willing to bet Antonio Brown can't. Second, have you ever had a concussion? If so, how long did it take for you to get your senses about you? If not, are you really in a position to be theorizing about what you should or should not be able to do after a concussion?

I've had three concussions that I knew were concussions at the time. Maybe a few others where I got my bell rung and couldn't remember anything immediately afterward. My most serious concussion came during the first minute of a wrestling match. I went on to wrestle the next five minutes and won, despite not being able to remember anything about the match after hitting my head on the mat. I talked with my coaches throughout the match and with my teammates after. It wasn't until about the fourth or fifth time I asked the kid next to me if I won that anyone knew that something wasn't right. Incidentally, that's when I regained my consciousness. I obviously wasn't passed out for 6 or 7 minutes, but I sure as hell didn't know what was going on. Yet, I could walk and talk and wrestle and probably wink if I felt the need. Why then is it so crazy to think that Antonio Brown could walk off the field less than two minutes later.

Not trying to pick a fight or pile on. Just wanted to offer my perspective.

Comment 10 Jan 2016

One of the comic book plot lines is that Batman mistrusts all the superheroes because they have unexplained, and in some cases, invincible powers. So, using his extreme smarts and limitless finances, he figures out all their weaknesses and creates a weapon/mechanism to defeat each of them, even the ones he's aligned with in the Justice League. It's how he intends to protect the public in case any of the superheroes go rogue, which Superman actually does (not sure why). Batman builds a kryptonite gun to defeat Superman, which I think Lex Luthor gets somehow. I've been avoiding any spoilers to Batman vs Superman but based on what I've seen in the trailer, I think this movie might borrow from the above plot.

Comment 10 Jan 2016

One of the comic book plot lines is that Batman mistrusts all the superheroes because they have unexplained, and in some cases, invincible powers. So, using his extreme smarts and limitless finances, he figures out all their weaknesses and creates a weapon/mechanism to defeat them all, even the ones he's aligned with in the Justice League. It's how he intends to protect the public in case any of the superheroes go rogue, which Superman actually does (not sure why). Batman builds a kryptonite gun to defeat Superman, which I think Lex Luthor gets somehow. I've been avoiding any spoilers to this movie but based on what I've seen in the trailer, I think Batman vs Superman might be a take on the above plot.

Comment 07 Jan 2016

We jobbed ourselves.  Or more to the point, the coaches jobbed us. The committee did not. They didn't pick the four best teams like they are supposed to, but they didn't job us.

Comment 05 Jan 2016

I'm planning on cutting the cord once football season ends so this post is very timely.  Been researching for a while now and found this site to be very useful in determining whether making the switch is cost effective. This also allows you to tinker with the different services to determine which ones you'll need to watch the shows you normally watch.

http://www.theverge.com/a/online-tv-stream-price-guide

And here's a slightly different calculator which will allow you to research a bit deeper"

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2015/01/should_i_cut_the_cable_cord_decide_on_streaming_services_with_this_calculator.html

We currently have DirecTV but pay for Amazon and Netflix on top of that.  We also pay $14/month for HBO so essentially we are already paying for three of the services we would normally have once we cut the cord. For us, it's just a matter of adding Hulu and possibly Sling TV, but even then, once we get rid of DirecTV, we are cutting our monthly bill in half.  As others have mentioned, it's the live sports that I'm most concerned about losing which is why I'm waiting until after football season.  This will give me a few months to figure out how the new arrangement is working for us before figuring out if I need to make changes come September. Not to mention, in six months there may be all sorts of new services available.