OP makes it sound like it's some random white guy they singled out of the crowd. Jordan Kilganon makes a living out of dunking and it's one of those planned-out reaction videos.
Not to take away from his skills though, he knows how to bring down the house!
She called the Swedish team "cowards" for playing a defensive game and beating us in penalty kicks after a draw.
>"We had that style of play when Pia was our coach. I don't think they're going to make it far in the tournament. I think it was very cowardly," Solo said after the match. "But, they won. They're moving on. And we're going home."
She's a perpetual embarrassment off the pitch.
They have a longer, better clip on ESPN, where Draymond, Deandre, and Demaryius Thomas also weigh in.
Watching the instagram post, I thought it was weird at first, because all I heard Butler say was that he could play in the NFL, not he'd be better than current NFL stars, so I thought Durant was just twisting his words. Full clip clears it up though.
Here's the ESPN source that PFT conveniently forgot to link to.
> Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and left tackle Bradley Sowell got into a heated dust-up Sunday that resulted in both players getting pulled from practice.
>Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the fight was the result of Sowell shoving defensive end Josh Shirley to the ground earlier in a one-on-one drill. When Bennett got a turn to face Sowell, the two players mixed it up and ended up on the ground before they were separated.
>"He's just fighting for his own a little bit," Carroll said of Bennett. "One of the young guys got knocked around, and he was standing up for him. He's got a lot of pride. He's an incredible competitor, but he's got to make sure he stays poised so he doesn't get himself in trouble. So we had a good illustration of that today."
"I don't like gays. Write that down in your little notebook. I don't like gays." - Brock Lesnar.
While looking the quote up, I came across this (warning: Stormfront). What a wretched selection of cunts; I can't believe they're actually serious.
It definitely took Kyrie awhile to warm up to an undrafted guy going at him every day in practice. Tristan had some funny quotes last year about having to separate them a few times.
Here's an article from last year that talks about them mixing it up in practice.
Of course Wilson had to join the group. Ugh. Such a brilliant drive by Tannehill and co. late just wasted...
I am proud of have Keep Pounding sewn into the collar of my jersey (as it is with all Carolina jerseys, of course!)
For those that don't know, we use this phrase to honor the late great player/coach Sam Mills after he coined it in an emotional locker room speech during the 2004 playoffs, just a year before he passed away.
> "When I found out I had cancer, there were two things I could do: quit or keep pounding," Mills said that day. "I'm a fighter. I kept pounding. You're fighters, too. Keep pounding!"
This isn't satire, this is an actual quote.
>"Chemistry is not an exact science," Andrada said. "Some things, as you can see, went longer than expected.
Soo there are official color rush jerseys that literally won't be worn? What a blatant money grab.
"Here is the official color rush jersey! Tune in Thursday Night to see none of your players wear it!"
Edit: Browns, Falcons, Jets, Texans, Rams and Cardinals will all wear white in their games. Also, the Colts, Redskins and Lions will not be wearing their jerseys this year. Source
It sucks because you have to put yourself before your family when your family is being greedy. But putting yourself before family never sounds good. Same thing happened to Tyron Smith, and he ended up cutting his family off. I can imagine that it ruined some relationships.
off topic - but i take every opportunity i can to make sure people know what a saint EJ is.
anyone who watches TNT knows he's a great guy - but not everyone knows the story of just how good a guy he really is.
we're talking human of the century. love this man
Seeing Packers fans complain about the refs
Edit - The reason why this feels so good
For every team except the team with the mini-Bird rights, ie the Knicks.
>"The rate goes up for every $5 million, so the tax due to Lin would have depended on how much salary the Knicks would have had without Lin," ESPN cap expert Larry Coon said. "For example, if they are right at the tax line without Lin, then his $15 million will cost them $28.75 million in tax. If they're $10 million over the tax line before Lin, then his salary will cost them an extra $47.5 million in tax.
>In a league where the essence of trading is matching salaries, Lin's salary was nearly unmatchable for New York. That won't be as true for the Rockets, however. In another CBA wrinkle, for trade purposes, Lin's salary, on the Rockets or any other team, is averaged over the contract. If the Rockets want to trade Lin, his annual salary counts as $8.4 million at any time, making him that much less of a risk.
> Hart, who is 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, played prep football in Nevada, with the dream of becoming a Division I player. After his junior season at Fernley High School, he received recruiting letters from Washington, Oregon and Nevada and even nicknamed himself "D-1." But because he had a 1.8 grade point average -- and thought it was of no use to take the SAT -- those schools stopped recruiting him. Ashamed to let anyone know, he assured his coaches and classmates that he was still a national recruit -- and continued his lie throughout his senior season of high school.
Ouch. He was too dumb to play college football.
So for those who don't follow the team closely, this is some recycled and cobbled together stuff.
His original comments came from an hour-long interview on a new ESPN Wisconsin radio show with Jason Wilde, who he used to do a weekly show with, and Mark Tauscher, who used to play for the Packers.
That was a week ago.
After the Milwaukee stuff, Wilde went to Rodgers for a quote and then wrote it up with a new news peg.
Nothing wrong with any of that, but the context is helpful. Also kinda wonder why the OP didn't post the Wilde story from ESPN.
Jerome Simpson had 2 pounds of weed shipped to his house through the mail.
For anyone who doesn't know the story ESPN did a really good 30 for 30 special on him that covers how it happened really well.
If i recall the shittiest thing was one of the news agencies who full on accused him of doing it took their case all the way to the supreme court or a higher district court, who upheld that Jewell was a public figure at the time and thus didn't have some of the same protections of slander or libel or some shit.
@RedditCFB was also featured on the Paul Finebaum show when 247 Sports named it one of the Top 10 CFB Twitter accounts on Monday. ESPN also named it one of the 20 "Must-Follow" CFB accounts in April.
Sosa didn't cork his bat to cheat. Here's the story.
After the incident, all 76 of Sosa's bats were tested for cork, and none were corked.
The corked bat was found in the first inning. Sosa said that it was a batting practice bat. Makes sense that the last bat you put down in batting practice will be the first you pick up for the game.
His excuse is pretty standard for getting caught with a corked bat, but because it was the only corked bat he owned, I believe him.
"Goff's four-year contract is worth $27.9 million with more than $18.5 million guaranteed"
I am so glad a guy who has no idea where the sun rises will make more money in his first contract than 15 people working an entire lifetime.
According to this article by Mike Reiss:
>New England Patriots starting defensive end Rob Ninkovich will serve a four-game suspension to open the 2016 regular season after a positive test for a banned substance, and said he is devastated and shocked because he would never knowingly take an illegal substance.
>"Few things are more important to me than my name and reputation. This might call that into question for some, which has me heartbroken," Ninkovich told ESPN. "I don't want to cut any corners. I want to do things the right way, with high integrity, and that's what I have always wanted to stand for."
>"Any supplement I've ever used was bought at a store. I was unaware something I bought had a substance in it that would give me a positive test because it wasn't listed [as an ingredient]," he told ESPN.
>"One thing I have learned is that if a supplement is not NSF certified there are no regulations that ensure that what is on the label is 100 percent accurate. That is a hard lesson for me to learn at this stage in my career, but I take responsibility for it. It's a mistake I made and it hurts that I won't be there for my teammates."
And for those asking who will replace him:
>The Patriots project to start veteran Chris Long, who signed with the Patriots after spending the first eight years of his career with the Rams, in his place. Jabaal Sheard is the other starter, with Shea McClellin (5th year) and second-year players Trey Flowers, Geneo Grissom and Rufus Johnson rounding out the depth chart.
Edited to add further information:
According to Jeff Howe, per this tweet, the failed test was from mid-summer, seeming that it would have been prior to his injury.
Teicher is the fucking worst. He's good for click bait and nothing else. Terez Paylor and BJ Kissel are the only Chiefs beat reporters to listen to. When we signed Nick Foles he heavily implied that it was because the team was unhappy with Smith and wanted to bring in competition for the starting job.
Edit: link to article [link]
Dude has mental health issues. He thanked his psychiatrist in one of the most off the wall interviews I've ever heard after winning the 'ship with LA.
His intensity spills over, sometimes into insanity. That said, you are what you do and he's done some heinous shit, so be unmoved if you are.
>For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in Arizona and Los Angeles to hone his play as a professional batter and outfielder in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since he was in high school in 2005.
>Tebow was an All-State baseball player in Florida and hit .494 as a junior.
>All 30 Major League Baseball teams will be invited to Tebow's workout at the end of the month, an event he has been preparing for over the past year. Those who have seen Tebow hit have been surprised he picked up the sport so quickly after not playing it since he graduated high school in 2005.
I think the allure of it is because ESPN already made a pretty sick mock up logo for it.
Plus it would be completely different in terms of color scheme. Which has not been seen since...San Jose.
Never fun? I don't think guys that are 'never fun' have teammates plotting revenge pranks on them.
>“Peyton and Decker, they got me real well last night,” Franklin told reporters in Denver on Wednesday. “I’m definitely looking forward to revenge at this point. I wasn’t really paying attention to it. That was stupid on my behalf, but like I said I’m looking forward to getting those guys back. I think a lot of guys are going to jump at that opportunity. So we’ve just got to plan something out real well for him and get him when it counts.”
WR Cody Lattimer also talks about this topic.
>"Outside of football he's a fun guy. When he's in football mode, he's in football mode. He's a businessman. He has his business side and he has his fun side."
Also, it's hard to criticize Peyton for allegedly getting guys worked up and making mental mistakes considering he's also making them pro bowl receivers on one of the best offenses in the league. If Manning was easy on his guys I don't think they're catching 55 TDs in a year.
Couldn't agree more. His accomplishments in athletics are fucking meaningless in contrast to the absolute devastation he allowed to continue for years and years. Fuck Paterno and his legacy. The man was a piece of shit.
Edit: good article by ESPN.com on the extent of the situation -- [link]
Not only did Paterno fully know what was going on, but so did numerous assistant coaches, as well. They all are guilty of allowing this to happen in order to continue their "football legacy". It is a fucking hideous act and Penn State should be ashamed to even consider honoring Paterno.
38 under par. 11 holes in one.
On the day that he died, ESPN had a headline on their main page captioned "World's Greatest Golfer Dies" (which linked, I think to this obit).
They're paying the school rent, which will go towards the 100 million dollars or so in renovations that we're required to make to the stadium
Way I heard it was lebron in 2004 was an entitled prig who was almost cut/didn't make the team. Was more about the brand than the work and didn't know how to defend p&r
Came from a Woj article (caution)
However the same carried over to 2006 when other reports had 3 out of 4 coaches vote to make LBJ the first cut (to not make the team) due to his attitude. Colangelo overrode them.
2006 was the nadir for US hoops.
Edit: Early LBJ had folks criticise Gilbert for enabling him and his entourage. Wonder why you would think it was different in USA basketball in his first 3 years.
By 2008, the narrative was that LeBron had reached some maturity and could see the kind of work and seriousness Kobe put in. He put the work in on offense and defense...
For those who don't know, Troymaine Pope is a UDFA who didn't even make our rookie minicamp. He was literally added to the roster as a Camp Body and has balled out of control ever since.
You see, we had several injuries to our drafted RBs and we desperately needed someone to hand the ball off to. So we called up some random undersized FCS RB. And that fucker has fought tooth and nail for a spot.
You can read more here.
This past year has seen Mizzou rampaged by SJWs for every pet peeve in the spectrum.
Somebody saw a swastika made of poo (but no evidence it existed at all), someone said they heard a white kid in a truck yell nigger somewhere in Columbia, and BLM decided to hijack the Orlando vigils.
Administration took the SJWs side, creating "Safe Spaces", the football team refused to play.
Anyway, the media claimed it was some great victory because it's out of touch, and it turns out it will ruin the school.
Good job concern trolls.
>He said that around 6 a.m. Sunday, Lochte, along with Conger, Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, stopped at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca, a suburb of Rio where many Olympic venues are located. One of the swimmers tried to open the door of an outside bathroom. It was locked.
>A few of the swimmers then pushed on the door and broke it. A security guard appeared and confronted them, the official said. The guard was armed with a pistol, the official said, but he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers.
>According to the official, the gas station manager then arrived. Using a customer to translate, the manager asked the swimmers to pay for the broken door. After a discussion, they paid him an unknown amount of money and left.
Basketball players in particular. They also die very young if not caught early. See /u/partygoat 's post above, prime example of what you're talking about. Fortunately the doctors caught it early, unfortunately he was forced to stop playing basketball.
How does no one remember that we were thiiiiiiis close to getting past the Even Year Bullshit in 2012?
Scott Rolen, I love you, but I wish your body had given out in November 2012 rather than June.
What she took was supposed to be used for 4-6 weeks. She took it for 10 years.
The "medical condition" excuse is bullshit.
If there weren't enough onions in this thread, his dad is suffering from lymphoma
>"He's been battling lymphoma all year. He had rigorous chemo and radiation. Right now we're awaiting results to see if he's in remission or not."
You can't imagine many guys doing it today because only 1 man did it the whole 2015-16 regular season.
Source btw: [link]
Full article interview with both Bennett brothers
>The waitress asks whether they want anything else.
>"World peace," Michael replies.
>"Awesomeness," Martellus says.
Sporting KC did an even better one of the Night King earlier this year [link]
Seems like you're right!
"Beckham and Cruz plan to wear special 9/11 cleats before and during Sunday's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium."
Sooooo, yeah, there's no reason that the Tennessee players shouldn't be allowed to wear them.
It did this year. It was the 100th running of the race. Attendance was well over 350,000 people. Also, Here is what Turn 4 and the front straight looked like.
The track is 2.5 miles long and has four golf holes in the infield, which takes up less than half the infield. Here's a pretty good aerial shot
Så att snacka skit om ett annat land under OS ger avstänging.
Men att bli arresterad för misshandel gör det inte.
this already happened with Jordan, just won a three peat, including just having a finals series of 41ppg, 8.5rpg, 6.3apg at 29 years old so had plenty left, then his father died so he retired to play baseball
He didn't even give Pippen extra warning
"I couldn't believe my ears," Pippen later tells the media. He calls Jordan. "It's true," MJ tells him. "I'm gone." Pippen tries desperately to talk him out of it. There's no way. Jordan says he has no choice but to step away, that it's time to move"
source of the quote
It's really just a bunch of bullshit to be honest. This is just a CYA policy the NFL instituted to avoid lawsuits. I would typically go through a couple of helmets every season in college. There's no reason players can't have more than one helmet, I'm sure many of them do. You don't want a crack in it that can ruin the integrity of the helmet and those aren't too hard to get. Hell, didn't the Broncos fullback break a couple of facemasks on opening night? I wouldn't be surprised if there were a few cracked helmets in that game as well.
The NFL does not want to be forcing players to wear particular helmets in case someone gets injured. It's really about avoiding legal troubles that may come from that. The current painting process uses a very hard coating that takes multiple days to cure so they can't just repaint all of the helmets, especially since many players need them for practice as well. Source.
Apparently this never should have happened.
> With four seconds remaining, Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph threw an incomplete pass to the left sideline to run the final seconds off the clock for what seemed to be a 27-24 victory for the Cowboys (1-1). However, no receivers ran a route, thus resulting in an intentional grounding penalty on fourth down.
> "There's a rule that says that the game cannot end on an accepted live ball foul. That's the rule. There's an exception to the rule that says if enforcement of the foul involves a loss of down, then that brings the game to an end," O'Dey told a pool reporter.
> "So in that situation, we've had the opportunity to run it back through our hierarchy, which includes the national rules editor, and he confirmed that should have been a loss of down and the end of the game at that point, so that extension should not have happened."
Tanaka and Maeda actually knew each other as middle school kids but have never started against one another as pitchers.
Ok, the Cubs definitely have some bandwagon fans (who doesn't after two seasons like this?) But to say "most" is wholly disingenuous. In 2012, a year in which the Cubs lost 101 games, the Cubs were 9th in home attendance and 7th in Overall attendance. A lot of us have been here a long time.
Hope Solo is kind of the worst.
From reports of abuse
To her and her boyfriend getting drunk and taking the USA team van
She's basically the Cincinnati Bengals of Women's soccer.
And if we're calling out lack of sportsmanship, the glove thing at the end of the game was a little bush league.
I don't really much care what she has to say.
> they struggle against the worst team in the Pac 12
Would it blow your mind if, by at least one metric, Colorado was actually ranked higher than Clemson?
> This time, however, Texas was aware of the situation and Dylan Haines picked up the loose ball in the end zone, which should have resulted in a touchback for the Longhorns, thus giving Texas an opportunity to tie the game late in the fourth quarter.
It's pretty clear Haines himself was NOT aware that it was a live ball. He handed the ball directly to the ref which would in fact not be a touchback but rather a fumble. In order for that to have been a touchback Haines would have had to take a knee. This is exactly the reason for the "immediate recovery" rule. All players believed the ball to be dead and Haines picking the ball up was completely incidental.
Edit: Kinda like this, [link]
This is an interesting article on how injuries that cursed the start of Steph Curry's NBA career turned into his greatest blessing
> He quite literally called the co-founder a motherfucker on SI
They recorded that SI on Sep. 9th, Monte was told he wouldn't be invited to worlds on Aug.9 accoridng to the ESPN article, so he was long out at that point. Before he got completely fucked by Riot by the REN thing and not being invited to the events, he never made any crazy insulting remarks like that he just gave constructive criticism.
Also, I think we found Nick Saban's weakness!
> "It sort of screwed me up," said Dolphins coach Nick Saban,
who needed a timeout to get things straight. "I couldn't figure
out what was going on. They had a quarterback in, four tight ends
and a receiver and there was no kicker."
Wilton Speight's QBR = <strong>231.4</strong>
John O'Korn's QBR = 144.8
Shane Morris' QBR = 194.5
I think our big question mark at QB is pretty irrelevant at this point.
You'd be surprised how little money they actually make. If you look at the program as whole (all of the sports) usually revenue comes out slightly ahead for the big schools.
Can't find the article I read a long time ago about it, but some quick googling brought up this.
I remember a twitter story about how the Lakers were watching this in their locker room and MWP ran out into the hallway screaming "Linsanity!"
found an article about it on espn
I did some detective work on this,
Prior to this game, RG3's last TD pass to Gordon happened on October 23rd, 2010 (in a Baylor-KSU game.)
It had been 2134 days since RG3 last threw a touchdown to Josh Gordon.
Edit: Here's the box score from the game if anyone is interested
She is the only female gymnast in the world to have won consecutive gold medals in the AA for a quad. 2013 - 2016. She is also the second female gymnast in the world to win a Olympic gold AA medal right after the worlds AA gold medal. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Edit: Also Nadia said this herself about Simone:
OlympicTalk: What do you think of Simone Biles?
Comaneci: I think she’s the best tumbler and [performing] more difficult gymnastics than we’ve seen. With how much ease she does the vault and the floor, and the difficulty she does there, it’s almost equal with what the guys are doing right now.
And she also said this: Simone Biles is going to be everywhere this summer. She's such a talent, and an amazing athlete -- she can do things even some of the men can't do, and she makes it all look so easy...
>MINNEAPOLIS -- The cute and curvy blonde 20-something had no idea what she was getting herself into. In her barely-there halter-top and her glossy red lipstick, she slithered into the giant's arms, set her chin on his chest, looked up into his eyes and delivered the message she had been sent to ask.
>"My friend Shawn thinks you're kinda cute," she said.
>Brock Lesnar was a bigger-than-life star of professional wrestling, ...
>Not Shawna. Not Shana.
>The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Goliath, the guy who benches 475 pounds, squats 695 pounds, steamed.
>"Yeah?" the former pro wrestler said, his voice growing louder, his eyes getting bigger. "Well you tell that ..."
>To print what Brock Lesnar said might make even John Rocker blush. But after his curse-laden outburst, he turned to a nearby reporter and explained, "I don't like gays. Write that down in your little notebook. I don't like gays."
>Offended? Too bad. He doesn't care what you think. What your mom thinks. Or what that guy at the end of the bar thinks, his sexual orientation not withstanding. Lesnar is a self-described "blue-collar redneck" who owns a 47-acre ranch and spends his free time jumping up and down on beds -- sometimes breaking them -- with his 2-year-old daughter, Mya. If he could choose only three television channels to watch, it'd be a 24-hour hunting and fishing network, The Weather Channel and The Penthouse Channel. "I'd be a happy man," he said.
We were sued by someone about it this offseason. They are biodegradable and have cotton strings.
Ted Williams: one of the greatest...
... to ever live.
You don't want that answer, because "who wins leagues" is much more dependent on single-week outcomes during the playoffs. Tim Hightower was on 33% of ESPN FFL championship teams last year, followed by David Johnson, Doug Baldwin, Jordan Reed, Charcandrick West, Gary Barnidge, and Chiefs DST.
To win in the playoffs requires luck. I'm more interested in which players were on the teams that were top two in the regular season -- tell me who gets you in the best position to succeed in the playoffs.
I think he's referring to Brees' affiliation with Advocare, a maker of nutrition supplements that uses a pyramid scheme-like business model that promises riches for the people who sign up to hawk their products to family and friends, but in reality many people who buy into Advocare's promise go broke. Anyway Brees is (was?) their national spokesman.
This article explains it all better than I did.
I really don't think RPM is a useful metric. Among all players, Middleton is just beating out Cole Aldrich. And among SGs, both CJ and Middleton are above Klay Thompson. It's a very flawed stat, as are most all encompassing stats. Basically all context is lost.
Without being there, you can't really know. But there's a lot of stories about it...
It is. Auburn is located in the state of Alabama and they play each other every year. It does get a little heated. One guy poisoned special trees. One woman shot a family member that was not upset enough about a loss.
There was a special on it called Roll Tide War Eagle but I don't know if you can watch it in the UK.
Kristaps Porzingis on his 2K rating: "It's in my hands to prove I'm more than an 80."
Kristaps Porzingis first met a shirtless Joakim Noah in the training room: "I was like, 'Oh man, you've been working out.'"
Porzingis: "He's still got it. He's still Derrick Rose. And so it will be exciting to play with him. He draws so much attention when he's driving he's so dangerous that I'm going to be wide open and that's what I'm looking forward to. He's going to be creating for me and other teammates."
I don't know what the difference was during that game. Looks like in 2014 against the Panthers, the difference was 20 Degrees Farenheight, though: [link]
what happened according to Morey
Dolan wanted to play hero and let the market set the price on Lin. Lin got an offer from the Rockets that the knicks were going to match. Morey got a bit worried and restructured the deal. Knicks management literally hid from the Rockets so they wouldn't have to accept that new offer. Dolan got his feelings hurt and decided to ride all the way on Felton, after they'd pitched Jason Kidd on being able to mentor Lin.
Bynum did the same thing to Gerald Wallace a couple years before. Wallace ended up with a punctured and partially collapsed lung, spent several days in the hospital and had to have a tube stuck down his throat to reinflate his lung.
Anyone who cares about mens' rights in colleges via Title IX should be looking for lessons in history, and be armed with enough stamina to do things like read an entire magazine article on the subject.
Here is a women's Title IX protest that is still famous forty years later. Read and learn, and consider how any modern protests will look when they, inevitably, are compared to this one by the Yale women's rowing team in 1976:
For those keeping track at home, TCU has gone from 19th in the ESPN preseason rankings, to unranked after spring ball, to 15th today. Washington meanwhile has gone from 25th, to 17, to 14th. That's based presumably on their stellar move from 9-5 in 2013, to 8-6 in 2014, to 7-6 in 2015.
It's ALMOST like they make this shit up as they go along.
Found this little gem from 2005 on Mark Klang and Amazing Tickets:
CLEVELAND -- A former Cleveland Browns employee and a ticket agency owner pleaded guilty for a scam in which seats that should have gone to fans on a waiting list instead went to the broker.
John Tironi, 32, who was fired as the football team's ticket manager, and Mark Klang, 29, owner of Amazing Tickets in suburban Beachwood, each pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy count in U.S. District Court on Thursday.
Their plea agreements were filed with the court on Friday. Each could face five years in prison at their sentencing Nov. 15.
The two plotted to divert personal seat licenses and tickets to Klang in exchange for $5,000 a month, prosecutors said. Prosecutors say between 2002 and 2003 the scheme netted more than $194,000.
Coors is the most offense friendly park overall, in large part due to it's massive outfield, but Yankee Stadium is the most homer friendly park of them all according to some park factors. The short porch is a major factor.
EDIT: I mean this is literally true, here's one that has Yankee Stadium tops for HR park factor. Guess I should have offered up proof in the original comment.
Martellus Bennett's comment on Eli Manning nearly made me fall out of my chair laughing at work today.
"He's cool. He's like a normal white guy you see at the park trying to teach his kids how to play soccer and you know he can't really play soccer himself."
Given Eli's behind the scenes reputation as a jokester in the locker room, I can only imagine him and Bennett ~~wrecking~~ wreaking havoc on people had he stayed more than a year.
The crazy thing ... he was successful on and off the field for us.
He took over for a team that just went 1-10, and he brought them straight to a bowl game in his first season as head coach. Not only did we go to a bowl game all 5 years he was the coach, but in 2001 we hit 11 wins for the first time in school history. He was also responsible for bringing Petrino to Louisville as OC, which lead to him becoming our head coach and winning the Orange Bowl in 2006.
John L even got us a victory over FSU in Tallahassee...
Honestly, firing those in charge would be a good start. Read Keith Law's takedown of the D-Backs front office - [link]. It's absolutely scathing. Teams make bad deals all the time, and I have a very smart baseball writer friend who swears that being a GM mostly boils down to luck, since even the baseball ops guys with the worst track records will often make good trades, and even the ones with the best reps make plenty of stinkers. But TLR and Stewart just continue to demonstrate a lack of awareness on everything from the market value of players to the elemental task of how to build a winner.
After that, I'd aggressively pursue young pitching in the draft, international market, and via veteran-for-prospect trades, so the team isn't tempted to blow $206.5M on an over-30 starter, or much worse, trade the #1 pick in the draft (and two other good young guys!) for a pitcher who later gets demoted to the minors.
Mike Wells might specifically cover the Colts. There's a Lions-focused article just beneath it. (source)
> "Any time you get the luxury of coming out here and doing what you love for a living, it's always awesome," Foster said of making his regular-season debut. "So I guess in that sense it's special. But I'm just another chess piece out there."
Man, you can't not love this guy. I've had huge respect for him since "coming out" as atheist. I hope the Phins use him strategically and don't exasperate his propensity for injury.
> The father of the 12-year-old boy bumped by Celtics big man Glen "Big Baby" Davis after Sunday's game-winning shot is demanding an apology.
> Ernest Provetti told the Orlando Sentinel that he wrote the NBA office demanding an apology from Davis for acting like a "raging animal with no regard for fans' personal safety."
Interestingly, the rich guy was a Radio Control Car enthusiast as a kid and made his millions by starting his own company that made and sold RC car parts.
Dirk was rated higher than KG on ESPN's lists, both overall all time and PF all time
Dirk at #17 all time, #3 PF
KG at #21 all time, #5 PF
I took the point of this very long Tom Haberstroh article to be that the inability of big men to make free throws is almost entirely mental rather than anything phsical (like hand size or arc height). If that's true, it seems possible that adopting the granny shot might have a marginal, or even counterproductive, effect unless it also fixes his head.
Just saw this stat posted;
> Aaron Rodgers' streak of games without a 100-pass rating has reached 14, including playoffs. He finished at 70.7 in Sunday night's 17-14 loss at Minnesota. This from the quarterback who came into the season as the NFL's career passer rating leader at 104.1.
EDIT: Full tweet from Rob Demovsky; [link]
The guy was asked why they chose to pass on Wentz. Unproven or not, what's wrong with answering that by saying that the team didn't evaluate him to be worth it.
Would it have been better for him to say that there's a chance that Wentz is an all-time great but they decided they didn't want him?
Some other shooting lines from that game:
Ray Allen: 3-14
Paul Piece: 5-15
Pau Gasol: 6-16
Ron Artest: 7-18
Few shot well that game. It was a grind it out slugfest. Also Kobe had 15 rebounds so he had far from a bad game.
When MMMbop came on the radio back in '97 and the DJ said it was a new tune by Hanson, I turned to my girlfriend and asked "How come they sound like little kids? Those guys have got to be pushing fifty by now."
I thought the Hanson Brothers from Slapshot had pulled a Mike Reid and transitioned from sports to music.
A refresher on the policy:
>When a player is suspended without pay for a violation of the policy on anabolic steroids and related substances, personal conduct policy or policy and program for substances of abuse, the employer club will be required to remit to the league office a portion of the player's salary that is forfeited by virtue of his suspension. The collected funds will be used to support the steroid and drug policies, the player care foundation, and other research and player development programs.
>Here's how it's calculated: The amount to be remitted will be based on the number and status (i.e., whether the player is a repeat violator) of players who are suspended during each playing season, and will begin with the second suspension. (The commissioner will continue to reserve the option of imposing discipline on clubs in any case involving non-player conduct.) Specifically, the amount will be calculated pursuant to the following formula:
First player suspended: No remittance.
Second player suspended: 25 percent of the player's forfeited salary up to a maximum of $200,000.
Third player suspended: 33 percent of the player's forfeited salary up to a maximum of $350,000.
Fourth player suspended and above: 50 percent of the player's forfeited salary up to a maximum of $500,000.
You can definitely lose your eye(s) and go blind. It has happened before.
Like Paulie said in the GGG-Brook fight, breaking your eye socket is definitely a weird feeling. It probably feels like your eyeball might potentially roll out of your socket at any time. We saw that it was bothering Brook like no other injuries, he was trying to push/hold his orbital bone back together at certain points of the match.
Matthysse straight up quit on his knees due to similar injury during his fight with Postol. I don't blame any fighters wanting to quit from an eye socket injury.
Nope, Kansas in in the Big12
Oh, you're taunting them? Oh... well... this is awkward
...this is really awkward
>"I think he just was frustrated and spanked his dog for not being house trained, and you just can't do that. He knows that. He loves the dog and takes great care of the dog, other than, you know, losing his temper with the dog. I think he's taken pretty good care of him." -Jim Grobe
The technology just isn't there yet.
No, seriously. Zebra, who provides the tracking technology for the players, claims to have a margin of error of about 6". That really isn't helpful when it comes to accurately placing where the ball was downed. Additionally, they have said that accuracy of RFID diminishes at, say, the bottom of dog piles, where the signal attenuates. Plus they have to make sure that affecting the balance of the ball by inserting electronics doesn't have a tangible effect on how the ball behaves in the air, etc.
But they're working on it.
>"I just want him to feel and sense and absorb the pressures of Week 1," Fisher told NFL Network, regarding Goff. "He's going to be a great player. As we've said from day one, we're not rushing him. We don't have to rush it. I'm really happy with where he is right now. It's unfair to compare him to anybody else. I know Philly has got their situation; it's a little different. ... Jared is in a good place right now. He's done some really good things, so I'm really pleased with his progress."
>Fisher indicated that Goff and Mannion would take turns with scout team reps during practice this week and could potentially switch roles for the home opener against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2, which would make Goff active and Mannion inactive.
These threads are ridiculous. In week 16 of the 2013 Super Bowl Season, the Seahawks lost 10-17 to the Cardinals at home, and Wilson was just 11-of-27 for 108 yards. [link]
The Seahawks always have games where they struggle on offense. Most of the time, they manage to win. Get used to it.
First off, VERY clever level.
Second, and this is from 2012, but yes, the Olympics ARE a giant fuckfest. Understandable: Young people, in peak physical condition; especially after the athletes are done...SOMETHING'S gotta give.
Something like this is exactly what the players need, going into the next CBA negotiation. If the players don't want to get shafted in negotiations, then they need to send actual players in to represent their interest. Guys like Aaron Rodgers, JJ Watt, Cam Newton, and handful of others, are the ones bringing in the money for the owners, and largely dictating the image of the league. That kind of power gives them an advantage in negotiations that someone like DeMaurice Smith, who ultimately has very little effect on the quality of the NFL's final product.
For a good example of what kind of advantage a star player can bring to a Players Association, check out this article on why Chris Paul took it upon himself to become involved in the NBAPA. It's a long but good read.
> top 15 in both PPG and APG
There are only 16 teams in the playoffs and Rose played 37.8 mpg (4th among all point guards in those playoffs) - of course he should be high on per game lists (particularly for those two stats since he's a starting point guard who uses a lot of possessions).
Also, your list is incomplete, I see:
So, 8 guys. And like I said - there are only 16 playoff teams, so half of those teams had one of their lead initiators of offense make the list.
"Who is the new guy," linebacker Terrell Suggs said when spotting Perriman. "Can he play?"
Sizzle is all of us.