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Comment 25 May 2016

Although I disagree, I can at least understand why recruits would pick Oregon. Now why they pick Baylor or TCU is beyond me. I'm sorry, but purple is not a cool uniform color. Alabama's uniforms may be as ordinary as it gets, but doesn't tradition hold any value? Hawaii is by far the worst uniform and its not even close. Having a rainbow on a helmet seems like some sort of bad joke a sorority would pull on the football team. 

Comment 23 May 2016

Yep, in real life it is Tom's but it is Monk's on the show obviously. So was it a waitress, cashier, or some other bystander in a booth? Did this character ever speak a line?

Comment 23 May 2016

Is it like a waitress or cashier at Tom's? I could see it being an under the radar character.  If its a big character and not Newman then I can't imagine who it would be. 

Comment 23 May 2016

Really great thread idea that brings back way too many memories. I doubt anyone remembers Tart n Tinys, but they were a delicious sour candy that was discontinued in the 1990's. 

Comment 23 May 2016

This the type of game I might be worried about if we were breaking in a new QB this year. Our inexperienced secondary will be tested all day and will likely give up some big chunk plays as they learn on the fly. Tulsa will be completely overmatched when we are on offense though. We may have some inexperience on the O-line, but I doubt Tulsa will be able to overcome the raw talent level/brutish strength of our guys. Even if the passing game struggles early, I still think we can churn out 30+ points running power and letting JT do his option magic. This game could be similar to Cincy in 2014 where our secondary gets toasted a few times, but our offense ultimately proves too overpowering. 

Comment 23 May 2016

Thanks for that background info Brunstar. My knowledge of the Children of the Forest is lacking, but that helps clear things up. Never heard of Bran the Builder, but I'm really interested in how this plays out. Man, I really need to read the books. 

Comment 22 May 2016

Seen all the episodes but haven't read books yet. Why do the white walkers want to kill three eyed Raven and his followers? And what exactly is Bran supposed to do now that the torch has been passed to him? A little confused with this particular story line. 

Comment 17 May 2016

If it was just weed Robinson would face a suspension, but would have ultimately been back. The illegal firearm makes this so bad that Saban will face serious backlash if he doesn't kick them both off the team immediately. If this occurred in Bama then perhaps Saban would pull some strings and get charges dropped, but not sure if even the prince of darkness can get these charges dropped in the Mad Hatter's back yard. 

Comment 16 May 2016

Not looking forward to little finger joining up with Jon Snow/Sansa and then scheming to betray them after the destruction of Ramsay. Little finger is playing this game brilliantly. He is just going sit back and watch the Starks, Boltons, Lannisters, Dany, and white walkers all battle it out all across Westeros. I'm sure he will manage to get Robin killed at some point and then he will swoop into Kings Landing and take out whatever party managed to survive the Westeros bloodbath. I doubt it actually goes down like this, but it wouldn't shock me entirely given that little finger is probably the most clever man in all of Westeros. Every other character in the game is just trying to survive the chaos on a daily basis, but little finger has been following a calculated plan since day 1. 

Comment 11 May 2016

As an Atlanta sports fan I have always sympathized with Cleveland fans. If the Indians had won the WS in 95' it might be Atlanta that is the focus of this documentary. So I guess I can thank Tom Glavine for that never happening. i sincerely hope the Cavs can find a way to win one. Cleveland deserves it and the possibility of never winning a championship with the best player in the galaxy is too depressing to ponder. 

Comment 09 May 2016

Agreed, but you also have to remember the competition (Pistons & Hawks) they have been going up against has been less than stellar. Ball movement will always look better against mediocre teams. Toronto should be a better barometer, but even they aren't in the same stratosphere as San Antonio or Golden State. Cavs have shot the hell out of the ball, but I'll be interested to see if that continues as they start to face good competition down the stretch. 

Comment 07 May 2016

Not saying he doesn't have potential but why do we want a 5'11" QB with attitude so bad to begin with? I'm starting to think it has more to do with him bringing along Tyjon Lindsey than anything else. Not saying you can't be that short at QB and be successful but I don't think he is the next college version of Manziel. Let's try and get Mond and call it a day. And I'm just speculating but I don't think any of these kids are going to beat out Haskins. Haskins is the most polished QB recruit we have ever had in my opinion and I think Greg W is going to want to adopt a more pass heavy scheme. 

Comment 05 May 2016

Wouldn't be surprised if this story is partly a result of Meyer delegating more recruiting responsibilities to his assistants. Back when he was at Florida he was a notoriously aggressive recruiter that would even be texting recruits while at mass. I doubt back then he would have failed to recognize a recruit. When he came to Ohio State he balanced his life and part of that surely means taking a back seat on some recruitments. Plus it doesn't help that he apparently only saw the kid once before face to face. Yes, not recognizing a recruit is a gaffe on Meyer's part, but the guy has a busy life and too many faces to memorize. 

Comment 05 May 2016

Not surprised to hear that Jim would cuss out a 17 year old kid for being uncertain and I don't think Michigan fans would either. I think Jimmy has just reached a point where we don't expect him to behave like an adult any more. When Harbaugh behaves like a child everyone just laughs and says "that's Jim being Jim." We don't expect Harbaugh to be civil, polite, ethical, or a role model. For some reason the media has just accepted him as an ego-maniac who doesn't have answer for his behavior. He hasn't answered for it at Michigan and he didn't answer for it in SanFran until he left them no choice but to fire him. After all, it was Harbaugh that told 49ers CEO Jed York that he wasn't welcome in a team meeting because it was for "men only." Harbaugh has no respect for anyone or anything that doesn't see things Jim's way. There is never an excuse for any adult in our society to behave like Harbaugh, but his shtick would be slightly more tolerable if he could actually win titles. We are never going to like Harbaugh, but we could at least deal with him if he actually put his money where his mouth is. Unfortunately, we are left with a bombastic child that has zero titles to show for his all glorious time at Stanford/SanFran/Michigan. 

Comment 05 May 2016

Absolutely agree that the whole thing has become a circus. A commitment no longer means anything to a coach or player. Urban has even said that a verbal commitment only means that your are in a players final 5. Then of course we also have coaches that take a commitment and blackball recruits a month before signing day. In the weeks leading up to signing day, Harbaugh basically told 4-5 commits that Michigan would no longer honor their end of the deal. Plenty of other coaches did the exact same thing Jimmy did. 

However, the problem here goes beyond just the ethical problem of failing to honor a commitment. The rise of social media (Twitter in particular) has elevated the recruiting industry to levels that no one could have imagined ten years ago. Ten years ago you could follow recruiting online, but most recruits only had profiles on Scout or Rivals. You could try and find a kids Myspace page, but that was about it as far as their exposure to the fan bases. Now every idiot is out there publicly shaming them on twitter for dropping a school out of their top 10. Of course you can also argue that these recruits are bringing some of this on themselves by creating a top 10 to begin with and really making a spectacle of the whole process. I know it doesn't make for a fun hurry-up reading, but I really like the recruits that are silent on twitter, avoid the top ten gig, and leave us all baffled as to what they are thinking. Unfortunately, the recruiting world is only getting bigger and I suspect even more shady (shout out to Ole Miss). 

Comment 05 May 2016

I don't want to be on the toilet all day at work so I'm definitely skipping Taco Bell. Will probably need to stop by the store and pick up 20 limes for all the margaritas I will be drinking though. Also, avoid the pre-made margarita mix if you can. Tequila, triple sec, fresh limes, and agave nectar (optional but I think it helps) are all someone needs. And of course buy quality silver tequila that is 100% agave and not the cheap $8 tequila in the bargain bin. Only give the cheap tequila to the in-laws or that co-worker that won't stop talking about how Jim Harbaugh is revolutionizing college football. 

Comment 01 May 2016

Hey, I hope you are right about the new regime. Perhaps new blood will change the fortune of the franchise. I'm just going to take a wait and see approach though. If I set the bar low then it will be harder for them to dissapoint me. 

Comment 01 May 2016

I entirely understand what they are doing here. They have a roster to rebuild and need talent across the board. And I don't have a problem with stockpiling picks to do that. my beef with them historically is on player evaluation. I don't trust their scouting. Everything else is moot if you don't evaluate and select players that will develop into starters. I'm totally fine with their stockpiling  strategy. I guess you just have more faith in the front office scouting than me. wish I could, but years of continual draft blunders have left me numb.