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Ill_Buckeye

Venice, CA (via Los Angeles)

Member since 11 September 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006 1 vs 2 game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Former- Troy/Malcolm; Current- Dontre/Bosa
  • NBA TEAM: Clips
  • MLB TEAM: Dodgers

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Its Miller and its not that close.

I think any easy way to think about athleticism is, how do there physical tools translate over a wide range of sports + where on the spectrum do their superlative skill(s) that player possesses land.

Miller could be functional in just about any sport, and his agility (his most superlative attribute imo) is borderline barry sanders.

Comment 12 Feb 2015

in 2009? No, she was no where on my radar. Then again I've never been in her target demographic, and dont have kids

Comment 12 Feb 2015

a) Not saying you shouldnt, but as I said to reach that level (especially in hip hop) humbleness tends to be an impediment on success. Its not the way most would 'want' it but simply it is the way it is. Find me multiple rap artists that have never said some sentiment that they are the best, and I'll show you a rapper that has no album sales and/or staying power.

b) plenty have in the thread just addressing it

c) While I dont have anything breaking down exactly how her numbers changed after that night I can offer this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award_for_Album_of_the_Year theres nobody on this list in the past 10 years who has been more relevant than taylor swift. I know specifically for me I had no idea who taylor swift was prior to that night. Similarily other than hardcore beck fans I know most people I have come across lately had no idea Beck even had a new album. His brand has gained a ton of momentum off of this incident, look no further than all the poeple talking about all the instruments he played for the album, and other artists coming to his defense. 

d) I'm not sure what you want him to do then

e) You are bringing race into something that literally has zero to do with it. Has "Kanye's racism" had any measureable impact on your life?

let the hate go

Comment 12 Feb 2015

I'm by no means the biggest Kanye fan. But a couple of things here..

a) Most of your favorite people that are famous are most likely entitled assholes. It takes a high level of narcissism to reach that level of fame. Whether in sports or in music the self-aggrandizing star is usually treated kindly by history (think any great boxer, Tupac, joe namath, elvis). Some put on a facade to be 'likeable' but privately are notoriously difficult to deal with (T-swift, Ariana grande, pharrell all come to mind). So part of Kanye's appeal is you know exactly how he feels even if you disagree. which you cant say for most people in the spot light.

b) even if you dont like his music, he is usually about 2-years ahead of everybody else. When yeezus & 808's dropped there was a lot of "WTF is this?" when it came out only to see the whole genre trend in that direction in the years following.

c) Its also hard to argue that Taylor Swift didnt benefit in a gigantic way from his little stunt a couple of years back. Her star exploded after that because she was such a sympathetic figure. I'd argue Beck will in the end benefit immensely from this.

d) he essentially apologized yesterday, and back tracked and praised beck yesterday in this article: https://gma.yahoo.com/kanye-west-breaks-silence-beck-grammys-diss-165312457--abc-news-celebrities.html

e) kanye has actually given up multiple of his awards to people who he thought deserved it more than him.

So in the end what are you REALLY so mad about?

Comment 31 Oct 2014

Regarding the Purdue letter thing... Obviously could be a total mistake, but..

I know there's an old sales tactic of sending out empty envelopes (especially with the addressee handwritten). Because the person who receives it thinks "Oh this must be a mistake, let me call them and see what was supposed to be in here". Now instead of having sent another spam mail to be thrown in the trash, you have someone calling you whose going to listen to what you have to say. The handwritten addressee part makes it feel all the more important.

Comment 23 Oct 2014

Not to mention, Cats would absolutely murder you if they had the means to do so

Comment 23 Oct 2014

Not a video: but heres a dog that saved five children from other dogs

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-452184/Tiny-terrier-sacrifices-life-save-children-pitbulls.html

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And heres dogs saving people from a Cougar, a Bear, A cobra, a fox, an Abusive Baby sitter, A Rapist

http://www.today.com/id/34701355/ns/today-today_news/t/hero-dog-saves-boy-cougar-attack/

http://www.examiner.com/article/pit-bull-defends-home-against-roaming-bear?CID=examiner_alerts_article

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2450391/posts

http://www.telegram.com/article/20101125/NEWS/11250814/0/FRONTPAGE

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/09/hero-dog-saves-boy-from-abusive-babysitter/

http://www.examiner.com/article/pit-bull-saves-owner-from-potential-rapist

A drowning boy

http://www.thelocal.it/20140814/hero-dog-dies-after-saving-drowning-boy

Pulling a parapelegic woman from a burning car

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-dog-hero-a-true-animal-story.html

family from A burglar

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_10130588

Another dog saved from coyotes

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/chihuahua-mix-attacked-by-coyote-saved-by-pit-bulls

and even a cat:

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/23673292/pitbull

downvote that you haters!

Comment 23 Oct 2014

Here's the thing everyone ALWAYS fails to mention about this video... People think "oh wow, look at how heroic this cat is". The fact is, the cat is acting LIKE A DOG normally would, that's whats remarkable? Do we look at dogs who scratch things, jump on tables, sit on the top of couch-backs as heroes? No, we say this dog is stupid.

Cats are glorified racoons without the hand-dexterity

Dogs>Cats forever

Comment 22 Oct 2014

He looks much more natural on offense, would love to see him play a role similar to the not-so-often-talked-about dallas baker (the touchdown maker) that urban had at florida. He doesn't seem particularly dominant, considering his size and speed at DE

Comment 31 Aug 2014

Forgot about 'Tre?

My biggest take away besides the offensive line's abysmal play, was that Dontre Wilson looked like a completely different player. Not only improved, but I thought he looked like the best uninjured player on this team. Other than the early drop, he was electric. 166 total yards on 13 touches (12.7 avg), and the best avg running the ball at 7.2 ypc. I'd really like to see him get MORE touches

Comment 27 Aug 2014

DJ,

I read these every morning, but as we get so close to the season. This skully was great, you are in midseason form. Flame-emojis all around