If the B1G must play Friday night games, it makes sense to do it following a bye week.
LeBron still played 55 games and they were 28-27 in those games. He just can't carry a team like he did in Cleveland for chunks of his career.
I don't pay that much attention to the NBA, but my impression was that the Cavs teams, that LeBron carried, were mostly full of decent NBA veteran role players; whereas, last year's Lakers were mostly a bunch of wet-behind-the-ears neophytes.
And, while the Lakers still have a highly-dysfunctional front office, disassociating from LaVar Ball has to be a positive move.
The referenced article is evidence that somewhere, there truly are an infinite number of monkeys with keyboards...
I got the Nursery Cryme reference, and I instantly recognized it as Ramzy's handiwork.
The Musical Box was one of their best songs from the Peter Gabriel era :)
You must be joking; go take a running jump...
That's like choosing between cholera and bubonic plague.
I don't get HBO, so I haven't seen the series, but this is an interesting take on the series.
A couple excerpts:
Herein lies one of the series’ biggest flaws: its failure to accurately portray Soviet relationships of power.
There are a lot of people throughout the series who appear to act out of fear of being shot. This is inaccurate: summary executions, or even delayed executions on orders of a single apparatchik, were not a feature of Soviet life after the nineteen-thirties. By and large, Soviet people did what they were told without being threatened with guns or any punishment.
In Episode 3, for example, Legasov asks, rhetorically, “Forgive me—maybe I’ve just spent too much time in my lab, or maybe I’m just stupid. Is this really the way it all works? An uninformed, arbitrary decision that will cost who knows how many lives that is made by some apparatchik, some career Party man?” Yes, of course this is the way it works, and, no, he hasn’t been in his lab so long that he didn’t realize that this is how it works. The fact of the matter is, if he didn’t know how it worked, he would never have had a lab.
It turns out that sometimes you really do need to put talented, qualified people in charge, rather than party loyalists.
If Truck Stop Fabio has to let his play do the talking, will we ever hear from him again? Hope not.
Al Oliver had a very good career. He is 43rd all time in doubles, with 529, and had a lifetime OPS+ of 121, which is pretty darned soliid (tied for 342nd all-time; OPS+ is ballpark-adjusted, but I don't think it's adjusted for "era"; Oliver's career (1969-1985) was played during an era of relatively low offensive output).
Indians fans are forked.
Bradley Roby, Kendall Sheffield, and maybe Terry Glenn.
It seems to me that a short race, like a 40-yd dash, is disproportionately influenced by the technique of starting from a sprinter's stance. I don't know how good Ginn is at that, but I'd put my money on Ginn vs. any of these guys in a 100-yd dash. Once he gets rolling, Ted Ginn is fast.
They did, and here's proof:
When I read McNabb's assertion that he belongs in the HOF, I was reminded of a line from Bull Durham, where Annie Savoy says: "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness."
+1 for Buckeye Donuts.
If I lived within walking* distance of Buckeye Donuts, I would probably weight 400 pounds. They are irresistible.
* Steven Wright once observed: "Everywhere is walking distance, if you have enough time."
Number 1 seed would be even better.
That would require both Alabama and Clemson to have 3 losses, which seems unlikely.
I think it would require the development of some sort of miracle blend of rye and bluegrass to ever make them consider switching
This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.
Martell does have some resemblance to the "Chuckie" doll, so there's that.
So, the NCAA announced Friday that it is investigating Arizona.
This is bad news for somebody; most likely UNLV or Cleveland State.
The Heisman Uncertainty Principle suggests that there's no way to know for sure.
I think it all depends on which, and how many, games Fields misses.
Football history is littered with examples of teams that have, for a short time, overcome the loss of a talented QB. They do this by devising a game plan that leverages the backup's strengths, and by having the defense and special times rise to the occasion. Teams with good coaches and talented players on defense can usually scrape by for 2-3 games before a) the defense comes back to earth, and b) opposing coaches figure out how to exploit the backup's weakness.
I also think it's worth noting that OSU has an exceptionally talented group of WRs. If the OL can keep the backup QB clean, the WRs should be able to make him look a lot better than he looked at WVU or KU.
But if Fields is knocked out for the season in game one, then ... yes, it seems unlikely that the Buckeyes will achieve their goals for the season.
Will this really adversely affect his Nike deal?
Assuming that there are people in this world who buy a shoe because D'Russ wears it, how many of them will have a change of heart due to this incident? I'm guessing the target market is relatively unfazed by this.
In a way, this reminds me of 1995: Ohio State beat Illinois 41-3, with Eddie George running for 314 yards; five months later, Illinois LBs Kevin Hardy and Simeon Rice were taken 2nd and 3rd overall in the NFL draft.
I gave up trying to make sense of sports, a long time ago. Weird shit happens, and bum juice, <arnold voice>and things of that nature </>
Ex: Well off family paying their own way to make their child immediately eligible upon transfer.
So, ... Aunt Becky's kid is in the transfer portal?
Henry Clay said he'd rather be right than be president.
I don't know if he was right, but he sure as heck was never president.