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Comment 16 Oct 2019

While I think the guy that wrote this letter to a 21 year old kid - somehow thinking his own opinion is better and of higher importance - is self-righteous and arrogant.. I think the real story is in the response of the 21 year old kid.

There is more maturity, humility, and grace in this response than most people would dream of being able to extend in a situation like this. A man just insulted his entire appearance and along with it, his culture and roots... and yet he extends grace. 

Personally, I'm going to choose to focus on the fact that I need to be more like this kid instead of focusing on how angry it makes me that this letter was written in the first place.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Ditto on VWs. We have a Jetta, which is fairly spacious for being the "smaller" car. But look into a Passat or a Tiguan for what you need. The warranties they are offering are absolutely great, especially if you get it certified pre-owned. And you are getting good deals on reliable cars.

Comment 27 Jun 2019

Parents that think they know the rules are the absolute worst. I lived in the middle of nowhere PA for a while, and all the parents there had literally zero knowledge of basketball but would incessantly yell at the refs for every call. At one point, in a high school game mind you, one of the kids on our team very clearly stepped over the baseline while inbounding the ball and got called for it and one of the moms yelled out "what, did he breathe on the defense the wrong way?" I was stuck halfway between busting up laughing and moving away from them due to embarrassment.

Needless to say, none of the kids had any idea how to play through calls (or even knew the rules) because all they ever had modeled to them was that it's always someone else's fault and never their own. It was pretty sad.

Comment 26 Jun 2019

2. Never put yourself in the position that the ref decides the game. Your fault; not the ref.

100% agree with you. I coach middle school and I will go to my grave saying this no matter what level I end up coaching.

I also won't tolerate a player giving any sort of verbal or non-verbal response to a call toward a referee. They can share their complaints with me and if I deem it necessary, I will discuss with the official. I was taught that you play the game and if the refs mess up, that's part of the game... and if my coach thought the missed call was egregious, he would let the officials know. End of story.

We have some officials at the middle school level that aren't great and that causes frustration at times, but the thing that makes it a thousand times worse is when mom or dad sits in the stands and argues every call against their little princess, because all of a sudden little princess thinks she can do no wrong and her absolute shock and dismay at any call against her is completely justified. But, as I have to tell them over and over, at the end of the day, if the ref says you fouled or traveled, guess what? You fouled or traveled. Either get over it and continue playing hard or hurt your team by sulking and complaining and then you'll get to spend some quality time with me on the bench. Your choice.

Comment 23 Apr 2019

At what point is the recruiting pitch to a kid like Andande going to become "hey, come be with us for two seasons, we'll coach you up, you can get snaps in garbage time and then transfer out to a smaller school and be a two - three year starter there" and the pitch in turn to Miller would then be "yeah, we recruited this kid, but we mutually agreed he would transfer out in two years and the starting spot would still be yours".

As always, saying this is going to be the ruin of college football may be a little exaggerated, but at the end of the day we need to at least think about these things and what they could lead to.

TL;DR - letters combined to form words about thoughts in my empty head.

TL;DR the TL;DR - stuff

Comment 19 Apr 2019

Pitt: I don't think he was calling him a liar, I think he was saying that if, in fact, that was the case, he still didn't blame him for leaving.

Edit: apparently I should refresh before replying next time.

Comment 18 Apr 2019

The embedded tweet does not show the entire picture, therefore doesn't show the entire schedule. There are 2 byes in week 4 and 6 byes in week 10.

If you click the tweet, it will open in Twitter and then you can see the whole thing.

Comment 02 Apr 2019

Cledaybuck - you think the Indians' attendance is bad, I invite you to take a look at the Reds game last night.... oof! I think the official number was somewhere around 7500. Dolan can hush and count his blessings that his problem aren't that big.

Comment 28 Mar 2019

The scary thing about the Indians is that you have a perennial threat at a Cy Young in Kluber, but they also have 2 guys who have made noise and been in the running in the past (Carrasco and Bauer) plus now they have two guys who have both had breakout years (or shown tons of potential) in Clev and Bieber. It's crazy to think that we have a guy who is considered for the award year-in and year-out, two guys who have legitimate chances of being in the top 3 and two guys who are considered dark horses in the race as well. 

Comment 27 Mar 2019

Guys, can't we all unite around the fact the Dolan is dumb and find a way to be friends?

Comment 26 Mar 2019

some of us have to work during the cheap games lol

Comment 26 Mar 2019

Gr8bucks - I felt like when I was watching him at the state tournament this past weekend he looked noticeably more sturdy than he did in the highlight video, even though it's only about 2 months later. I think he's at the age where boys start to fill out quickly and if he does that without losing his athleticism and smoothness, he could be troublesome to slow down in the near future.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

Brutusbro - I haven't gotten to watch Hiland much this year since I live on the other side of Columbus now, but the only chance they seemed to have was if they would have shot about 50% from 3 and 65% from the floor instead of 28% and 37%. Also shot 44% from the line... that line won't win you many big games unfortunately.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

babe

I'm happily married, thanks though.

I have been to a game, but it was a Saturday night. And I drove 5 hours to be there... and paid $40 for a seat in the left field bleachers. I know a lot of the games are not sold out, but I think that's a problem across most of baseball, not just in Cleveland.

(edited to say that I've been to way more than one game in the past 20 years, but I was referencing my sole trek there last year)

Comment 26 Mar 2019

And sadly, that's the problem with having an owner who has the team as a business instead of a passion, as someone said earlier. If everyone from the front office, players and fans wants to win more than the guy holding the checks, you're never going to get very far as an organization.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

Q, I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, but you're right. I should have said "to accept what Dolan would pay him"