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  • NFL TEAM: San Diego Chargers
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  • MLB TEAM: San Diego Padres

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Comment 14 Sep 2015

I'm so glad we don't have one of those coaches that thinks a press conference is all about mocking the questions and trying to make fools of anyone who voices doubts about anything in his program.  Urban says "good question" and then - within the limits of coach-speak - answers the question thoughtfully.

Comment 20 Jul 2015

Being strongly on a particular side of the gun control/rights debate, I was all prepared to get upset when this thread turned political.

I'd like to commend the posters here for keeping it on topic.  It's refreshing to see the discussion stick to answering the OP.  Educational too.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I don't really think those factors matter.  I mean, sure, he may have had no intent and/or maybe no harm was done.  That, in turn, might mean that no punishment is warranted.  That's all good, as he says.  My point was only that there's practically no doubt that his posting was out of compliance.  He should have known better. Still simple.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

A key feature - texture-wise - is that you don't brown the ground beef first.  Just boil the piss out of it.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

Ummm...   Err...  Yeah...  

Speaking as someone who had the bad taste to actually like those uni's, it was also appropriate to have other nasty habits...

Yeah, that's the ticket.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

I think "inconsistency" is too often used to attack principled positions.  You don't have to join every fight in order to justify joining one.

Comment 02 Feb 2015

Right.  But Seattle, too, could have made better use of that time.  I get that they didn't want to leave New England much time, but that assumes they score.  They could have run Lynch more than once in the time left if they hadn't stood there at the line of scrimmage burning time.  If he fails, THEN call the time out and throw into the end zone.

Comment 30 Jan 2015

This makes me curious.. I suppose that the BigHeaded Farmboy at Nebraska has a name, and the bird at Iowa... but other than the ones mentioned above, I can't think of any other actual mascot names.   (Does Indiana even have one?)

Without looking on the internet, does anyone know the names of other B1G mascots?

Comment 05 Nov 2014

I think we can have it both ways, within reason: we use the star system to get a rough feel for how well recruiting is going relative to other years and to other teams.  We can't all have the access or expertise to judge this ourselves.  At the same time, we have confidence in our coaching staff's ability to choose and develop players, so we trust THEIR judgement.  

What I'm disputing is that the ratings are "either worthwhile or they aren't".   They are worthwhile to a point.

Comment 24 Oct 2014

I don't have direct experience as a professional athlete or at making 7 figure salaries, but I suspect it's possible to both take the job seriously, and to have fun with your teammates.  

Comment 15 Oct 2014

I don't think the "numbers mean squat".  Nor have we "played no one".

We've put up really good numbers against mediocre opposition.  That means something.  It's a whole lot better, for example, than putting up bad numbers against that competition.  Will that translate to success against top-notch teams?  Don't know yet. It's asking a lot, though, to suggest that all Buckeye fans should sit on their hands, and all Buckeye sites should go silent until the team "proves it".

Comment 08 Oct 2014

At big time programs, the AD's job could be defined as

1) Hire/Fire Coaches

2 through n) Other stuff - Maybe important stuff, but not #1 stuff.

Similarly, the head coaches job could be defined as

1) Win games

2 through n) Other stuff.  Important stuff, yes, but not #1 stuff.

Michigan has been bungling the number 1's.   End of story.

Comment 30 Jun 2014

What statement? Maybe you really didn't mean this as a reply to my comment.  I said nothing about twitter being evil.  I was only commenting on the several posts that suggest that the difference between good and not-good recruit tweeting is in the age of the tweeter.

Comment 30 Jun 2014

I don't get the "if you're the same age, it's OK" argument.  If you're tweeting to a recruit because he's a recruit, then you're not just being a peer. It's not "kids to kids"; it's [over] zealous fan to recruit. What does age have to do with it?

Comment 08 Apr 2014

"He is what he is" can be said about anybody.  He's not what we need him to be.  He may be a great guy but he occasionally dawdles down the court on defense, he too often can't handle interior passes, and he keeps bringing the damn ball down where the small guys steal it from him.  He doesn't appear to be strong enough or maybe tough enough to impose his will on the defenders.  So yeah, people complain.  It's not personal.

Comment 25 Feb 2014

Personally, I don't get the hating on the NCAA for expecting schools to self-report (trivial) violations.  They don't want it left up to the institution to decide what is trivial.  Sure, nobody cares if you butt-dial some prospect, but if you didn't have to report these, pretty soon the SEC schools would be "accidently" calling dozens of prospects a day.  They'd be accidently handing out "trivial" gifts, and pretty soon "trivial" amounts of Benjamins....