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Comment 24 Aug 2016

Why would someone DV this?  It is pretty much spot on.  Whether Joey was right or wrong in his hardline stance (sounds like he was), it really looks like his 2 choices now are 1) Sign a less friendly deal this year or 2) sit out and re-enter the 2017 draft.

Sitting out til next year seems increasingly likely, and the opportunity cost of signing that Chargers offer and playing this year far outweighs getting pennies on the dollar he's fighting for here.  It is very unlikely he will be a top 3-5 pick next year after sitting out a whole season.  Which then guarantees his new 2017 contract will be for less money, and he will have no bargaining power for these small details he's fighting here anyway. Also, his future big payday will be 1 year further away.

Unfortunately the Chargers know that and are also being ridiculously stubborn.  Seems like both sides have backed themselves into an unwinnable situation.

I just don't get the sentiment Joey is doing "what is best for him".  I mean maybe it feels that way now that there is obviously irreconcilable differences between him and the Chargers, so playing for a different organization will be better.  But he has certainly lost himself money over this, maybe a lot depending on what happens next year.

Comment 02 Aug 2016

I was just going to say the same thing. A major part of the lack of HB touches over the years, seems like to me it has been because we're just not that good at those designed running plays. Looked forced and predictable just as you said. And we all know it isn't because of the athletes playing that position so there is something else to it.

Count me in for a few more screens and passing plays as the #1 option. I swear Braxton was open all year long, our Qbs (JT especially) just rarely looked at him in the passing game for some reason.

Comment 29 Jul 2016

I agree with that, because you and I are rationale people.  But a lot of people don't think that way, so what I said still stands.  Whether Joey is in the right or not, to most common observers, and to a probably growing portion of his teammates, he is looking like the bad guy here to some extent.  Fair or not, it is what it is.

It's definitely one of those things that is neither good for Joey nor the Chargers, so they both just need to get on with it and get him into camp ASAP.

Comment 29 Jul 2016

That is fair enough, but if you want to make that parallel, think of it this way.  What if you knew your company was hiring another member to your team, he was going to make 2-3x your salary, but he isn't making it official until he gets the equivalent of an extra week of vacation and a nicer cubicle.  Oh and he has much less experience than you.

That would make most the people in the organization dislike this new hire before ever meeting him.  And it would be an uphill battle for him from there.

I know it is apples and oranges, but some of those dynamics are the same no matter the workplace.

Comment 29 Jul 2016

I agree. I know we are all predisposed to take's Joey side, but this is a very quick way to get off to a bad start with his teammates, coaches, and the Chargers fans.  And just his career in general.  He starts missing camp time it is going to slow down his progression and ability to come in and make an impact in a new league, and new system. It can snowball from there.

He needs to sign and get on with it.

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Yep, all the same for me. I'm in 220 across the way, and only could get 247 or other 220/222 type tickets to come up.  I did get 4 seats in the top row (31) of section 147 to show on one of my first searches around noon, but tossed them back thinking I could do better. Never saw anything better. Not that moving down 5 rows effectively was worth tying up another $400+.

It is interesting what their system constitutes "best available".  So I am still running searches periodically to see what comes up. 

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Same thing last year. It basically locks you out if you refresh too much.  Move to a different PC, browser, or mobile device and you are back in action.

All the seats are basically the same as my renewals, so I have not bit on anything. 

Comment 26 Jul 2016

Which email? The one where we filled out the renewal form?  I know there wasn't an option for an upgrade, but it had wording like "comparable" seats in the same area as the original. Not guaranteed to be exact same ones.

I mean, it may end up being identical for most people it sounds like. But you never know, the line about everyone renews and no upgrades will be available may not be 100% true. I guess we'll find out sooner or later.

Comment 25 Jul 2016

Yep, noticed I was charged last week as well for my 4 seats. Would be nice to know what seats I ended up with prior to the pre-sale, but oh well. I'll give the presale a look regardless.

Comment 24 Jun 2016

Got mine as well.  So how do you try to "upgrade" your seats?  It just says something like you will get similar seats.  Do they just automatically give you "better" seats based on how many people renew?

Comment 13 Jun 2016

I'm fairly certain GRRM (who obviously is not a show runner) has said LSH is not going to be in the TV show.  Whether the writers changed their mind at some point, who knows.  But it seems pretty unlikely at this point.

Comment 13 Jun 2016

I have to say I was bit disappointed in this whole Riverrun diversion.  Before a few episodes ago, last we knew Riverrun was in enemy hands (Freys).  Then they start this Blackfish plotline with him taking the castle back, the likes of whom we hadn't seen in over 3 seasons. It gets some characters in motion, but ultimately they hand it back with no fight and Blackfish dies off screen.  The end result is what?  Basically the castle is back to the way it was, and the whole thing could have been covered in a 2 minute seen where Sansa and/or Jon receive a raven describing what happened, which was almost nothing of note.

It always a pet peeve of mine when people say "nothing happened" after an episode, but in the case of Riverrun, they basically just walked us in a circle for a couple episodes while stalling all the momentum of the other more important storylines.  

Comment 06 Jun 2016
Yeah the whole Arya thing just didn't add up for me. We go through all her trials the last 2 seasons for that? When she made her decision at the end of the previous episode and they showed her with needle, and blowing out a candle, I thought awesome she is going to use her time being blind against the Waif. And lure her to a fight on her terms in the dark. It also signified to me she knew she was going to be hunted. So why she would just hang around in public with her guard down makes no sense. There has to be some sort of trick afoot.
Comment 01 Jun 2016

Since most of the answers are not serious or either (sorry) boring rap songs or 90's metal, thought I'd toss out something a little different. To me this song would go great to an OSU-biased hype video for The Game. Check out some of the lyrics.

"I am the killer of T(he) SUN"
Cue your favorite Wolverine killing Buckeye clip, many to choose from of course

"Collect your tears, shoot em down, even giants hit the ground"
Could go many ways with this, Rich Rod crying, Brady Hoke falling down, Buckeyes laying out TSUN QBs you name it

"Heard the echoes of mistakes call our name until we shake it off"
Every hated villain/rival has had their day, which makes burying them so much more satisfying. Brief clip here from 90's heartbreak Cooper era.

We could go on.  Heck, even at the end of the chorus they go through an "OH - I" chant which could easily be turned to OH - IO and corresponding celebration highlights.

Somebody talented needs to roll with this!

Comment 01 Jun 2016

I can already hear the defense now, they will use this BAC plus Will's intimidating size against him. And try to paint him as an enraged monster that Hayes only had 1 choice to protect himself. 

Will it work in the end?  I don't think so, but probably enough to smear Will's name further as this thing will drag out for months.

We as outsiders know only some confirmed facts of the case, but the one that clinches it for me is Hayes knee capped Will's wife before proceeding to shoot him almost a dozen times.  The shooting of the wife and the overkill will far outweigh anything the defense can come up with, BAC or sketchy "witnesses" aside.

Comment 24 May 2016

I know it takes 2 to tango and all that, but when will we ever learn that the key to a strong non-conf SOS is to avoid playing terrible teams? I'm too lazy to confirm, but would guess that 5-6 of our cupcakes are of the 250-300+ RPI type teams which will just murder your SOS.  The upper level games against Providence, UVA, UConn, and UCLA are fine, it's just once you get past those pretty much everybody outside of Marshall and maybe UNC Asheville is completely terrible.

Comment 03 May 2016

I hope so as well, but since he has basically been hiding off screen for the last half of season 5, and the beginning of this season made me think about that. It seems like his basic strategy for the whole series, create some chaos then step away, only to come back and steal the throne when everyone has their guard down. It would be so GoT to have someone like him come out on top at the very end.

Comment 03 May 2016

My prediction for the final scenes of the series....Jon and Dany lead their forces to a rousing victory over the white walkers and then start piecing back together Westeros. After some feel good celebratory event with cheering and high fives all around they return to their chambers for some rest, and out of the shadows steps none other than Littlefinger to shank them both in the back, fade to black. The end.

Comment 27 Apr 2016

OK, I know we all love to hate the NCAA, but wasn't this ban a result of the conference ADs motion and subsequent passing vote?  It wasn't as though the NCAA itself operated in a vacuum here.  

Comment 16 Mar 2016

Great example. I think this team compares very closely to the last NIT team, with Diebler, Turner, Koufas, and Lauderdale as freshman. The next season they improved some, but probably not as huge as some will be expecting here in 2016. 8 seed in tourney and lost to Siena, but they then went on to I believe back to back B1G titles and a 2 seed and #1 overall.  Of course the tourneys didn't go as well as expected, but the point is the improvement was there in those players.  The thing that put them over the top was a top notch recruiting class to mix with in 2011.

This team should be given the chance to make the same improvement. Next year ought to be a top 3-5 B1G finish and a lock status for the tournament, but maybe not a high seed.  Then in 2017, with still almost the entire team back, they should really be a top 10 caliber team with a legit chance at a deep run.  If that doesn't happen, then the Matta criticism is fair.  The problem will be, this team is who it is for the next 2 years, with no room for an impact freshman to put them over the top.

Comment 11 Mar 2016

My only hope with Lunardi is that he isn't put out there so much that he actually some subliminal sway with the committee.  It drove me crazy during the home MSU game when he said OSU's non-conf was "awful and that's being generous".  It was and is much better than 75% of the other bubble teams.

He is not always right either.  Last year he had UCLA way out of the field, like around where he has OSU right now, and they got in. Granted, most people agreed with him that UCLA didn't belong in, but still. I guess the point is the committee can do some weird stuff from time to time, no matter what Joey Brackets says.