|06/22/2018 - 4:54pm||You are the one that says…||
You are the one that says you always want to have a discussion about things. If you don't want to continue to discuss because of boredom, or because you have no valid argument, then fine. But don't do the classic " You can win", like I am a child that you are giving validation, it comes across as petty.
|06/22/2018 - 4:06pm||What do you mean? Every talk…||
What do you mean? Every talk show host wants guests. Dan Patrick, Mike and Mike (or whatever they are now), Dan LeBatard, Skip Bayless, Stephen A., every talk show host no matter how good or bad wants to bring guests onto their show. I don't understand why you think credit should be given to Colin for bringing on a guest and berating him about nonsensical issues.
But even if you can find a way to look past everything he has said in the past, how can you defend him with this clip staring you in the face. Your only responses to this video is giving him credit for bringing a guest onto the show. But what is your actual opinion on what he was saying?
|06/22/2018 - 3:03pm||It clearly wasn't his intent…||
It clearly wasn't his intent to have Baker defend himself. He was utterly shocked and unprepared when the response started. His intent was to bring a guy on, sit up on his pedestal, find something pointless and stupid to criticize him for, and have Mayfield fall in line and give the politically correct response. Why in the world would you give someone credit for that? And the argument of "That's what talk show hosts do" is stupid. The few good talk show hosts out there don't nitpick minor and irrelevant stuff and then change the topic just to maintain their superiority complex. Cowherd occasionally has a take that makes him seem better than the Stephen A's or Skips of the world, but this was a showing of journalistic amateurism.
|06/22/2018 - 1:25pm||Oh come on. You can't…||
Oh come on. You can't possibly defend Colin on this. He took aim at Baker for something stupid and Mayfield didn't put up with it. And then, clearly flustered, Cowherd starts talking about how this is a sign that he won't be able to hit small windows in the NFL because he didn't run a celebrate with his teammates in this one clip. This was a clear situation where Cowherd had an agenda that Baker absolutely shit on, and he wasn't prepared for any other material. He got called out for amateur journalism.
|06/21/2018 - 9:45am||These two afternoon matches…||
These two afternoon matches are super intriguing to me. I decided to hop on the Croatian bandwagon before the tourney, hoping they can get a win and seal up their fate in the round of 16. Also would like to see Peru snag a point and keep their hopes alive.
|06/21/2018 - 8:40am||I like this take. You hate…||
I like this take. You hate him because he caused troubles for your team. Similarly to Urban Meyer (among other reasons to hate him) or Jim Tressel. If good players or coaches hurt your teams chances of winning, then that is reason enough to hate them. I get it, and agree.
|06/20/2018 - 4:53pm||I understand all that, and…||
I understand all that, and appreciate the responses. I just have never heard one reason why people who say that hate Lebron or can't stand him actually feel that way that makes any sense, including the two people above who said that. I guess it just supports your pedestal argument, or just the common thought of wanting to have a contrarian viewpoint on something great.
|06/20/2018 - 3:07pm||Okay, I am not sure I…||
Okay, I am not sure I understand your response. Are you saying that you don't think that is an issue? That you believe there is no problem of misinformation in the modern day conversation? If that is the case, you clearly have not seen my Facebook feed then, as it is full of people spouting off about random articles or memes they find on the internet that are factually incorrect.
|06/20/2018 - 2:39pm||Speaking of discussions, why…||
Speaking of discussions, why do people so strongly dislike LeBron? I have never really understood it. I look at it as a guy who was a superstar at 16, and has had zero problems off the court, which is surprising in our modern culture. He seems to be a great husband and father, and no matter where you place him on your rankings, is certainly one of the top 5 basketball players of all time.
|06/20/2018 - 2:31pm||Agreed completely. When…||
Agreed completely. When people change their opinions based on new information being added, many consider that to be a negative thing, I personally think it is a wonderful trait. Topics that are heard on sports radio are meant to drum up discussions because both sides have valid points. Instead of having meaningful discussion of the facts before deciding what side you fall on, people just choose and fight till the death about it.
|06/20/2018 - 2:22pm||The thing that tends to…||
The thing that tends to bother me (and this refers to all types of conversations, not just sports, politics, etc.) is the rising willingness to use simply misinformed or non-researched opinions. Disagreement will never bother me, but persuasion tactics with invalid information gets to me.
|06/19/2018 - 8:45am||Are we attempting to win…||
Are we attempting to win this game as an alliance (Based on the limited amount of turns left)? Or is there a set date where it is every man for themselves?
|06/14/2018 - 12:05pm||This prediction is looking…||
This prediction is looking good! ;)
|06/14/2018 - 12:03pm||It also seems like his…||
It also seems like his troubles seemed to humble him a bit. The guys on tour say he has become far friendlier and more fun to be around. I hope the same transition occurred when it comes to the fans.
|06/14/2018 - 12:00pm||Our friend group has grown…||
Our friend group has grown to hate Spieth. There are so many likable guys on tour, why choose to like the whiner? I think I would also despise playing with him. He talks the entire time. Give me Rickie, Rose, Kuch, Day, or Phil any day of the week over Jordan.
|06/04/2018 - 9:22am||Why would Hoston do this?||
Why would Hoston do this? They already have essentially the same thing in Capela, who is younger and more mobile, and even though they would have to match the big offer he gets this off season, it's not like Drummond is a cheap guy to have on the books.
|05/24/2018 - 3:01pm||Honest question, why would||
Honest question, why would the Magic want Izzo? He is constantly exposed for his archaic philosophy where he relies on physicality and the low post. That is the least modern NBA mentality I can think of.
|05/23/2018 - 4:51pm||Geico is best and worst||
The so simple a caveman could do it geico commercials were the Flo before Flo took over. Just terrible.
On a similar note, I love the Geico "surprising" commercials, like playing Marco Polo with Marco Polo, or Ice T at a lemonade stand.
|05/23/2018 - 10:14am||I have a question for those||
I have a question for those who know more about this game than I, but it seems like team chaos users just keep growing, which makes sense based on those eliminated just getting added to the fold. Doesn't that mean they are just going to win in the end unless we eliminate them soon?
|05/21/2018 - 3:33pm||DJ certainly didn't look good||
DJ certainly didn't look good in the minimal playing time he had his first two years. It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Coach B correctly asserted that he needed time to blossom into the player he became down the stretch two seasons ago.
|05/21/2018 - 12:17pm||And can we talk about the||
And can we talk about the quick mending ability of ace in the relationship department? A little over a month after a breakup from a serious relationship, and Ace just crushes a 6 hour date. Watch out world, Single Ace is on the prowl.
|05/21/2018 - 9:22am||The fact that it took 220||
The fact that it took 220 comments until someone mentioned Reservoir Dogs makes me saddened for the mgoblog community. Absolutely fantastic movie. Definitely a top 3 for me.
|05/17/2018 - 9:56am||Wasn't Carlson hurt for a lot||
Wasn't Carlson hurt for a lot of the year? I thought I read somewhere that he was battling through injuries. Certainly would have some effect on the season. Too bad the team wasted Mueller's talent.
|05/17/2018 - 9:46am||I have high hopes for Shea||
I have high hopes for Shea too, but the ranking systems are surprisingly very bad at predicting elite QB's. Most of the guys in the top 100 players list fail to come close to the hype they had as a recruit. Obviously Shea was in the more elite class, but even that group has been lacking in accurate predictions.
|05/16/2018 - 4:20pm||Obviously the pass protection||
Obviously the pass protection was bad. But I also think O'Korn tended to stop looking downfield even when he had time. If his first read wasn't there, he bailed on any attempt to throw the ball.
|05/16/2018 - 3:39pm||But what's the fun in that||
But what's the fun in that completely reasonable take??
|05/16/2018 - 3:33pm||That certainly goes into it,||
That certainly goes into it, except the 95 Magic, which everyone conveniently forgets time and time again. Jordan is a maginificent 6 for 6 in NBA finals, something that Lebron will obviously never have. But there is an argument to be made that Jordan got to those finals only because the good teams in the east faded away, allowing him and the bulls to stroll through to the finals year after year.
And, I think it would be an interesting discussion to see whether Lebron or Jordan played tougher teams in the finals. Obviously the Mavs team that the heat lost to will forever by a blemish on the resume of Lebron (certainly because he himself played horribly in that series). But other than that, Lebron played the following:
- Oklahoma City, with 3 MVP's
-San Antonio, with potentially 4 future HOF's
-San Antonio again
- Golden State
- Golden State again, after they broke the record for most wins in a season
- Golden State again, after that same team added Kevin MF Durant
Say all you want about Barkley, Malone, Stockton, etc. But I would choose to play Gary Payton's Seattle team over every single one of the teams listed above.
|05/16/2018 - 2:15pm||After re-reading what I have||
After re-reading what I have written in the last few posts, I feel confident in saying that I am making my point pretty clear and for whatever reason, you are just misunderstanding, or choosing to argue a different point. My main point is that Jordan lost to the good teams in the east over his career, and beat up on not so great teams.
As you said, they lost to the 80's celtics, and the Pistons those 3 straight years. As soon as the Pistons and Celtics got old, that is when Jordan and the Bulls were able to shine, and no other team in East after that '91 season was very good, or at least good enough to be a threat against the Bulls.
People tend to say that Lebron has beaten up on a weak eastern conference, well, so did MJ.
|05/16/2018 - 1:04pm||Sorry, meant Late 80's.||
Sorry, meant Late 80's. Narrative remains the same though, the teams he was losing to were great, the teams he was beating in the east (especially the second three peat), were not. I never was making the argument that he didn't run into tough teams in the finals, I was more comparing the Eastern conferences because the anti-Lebron guys tend to bring up how weak the east has been over the last decade.
Besides the Pistons you mentioned and Ewing, every single other player you threw out there was on a Western Conference team.
The '91 Pistons were good, not great, as Lambier was officially old and even IT had lost a step from his prime. The 90's Knicks are so ungodly overrated. The Orlando team with Shaq and Penny were legitimate, and that's about it in the east.
|05/16/2018 - 12:29pm||Wouldn't the fact that those||
Wouldn't the fact that those guys are spread around the league make it easier to reach a championship? Might make for a tougher first or second round matchup, but would you rather play an Atlanta team centered around Dikembe with not much else or a team like the '16 Thunder or the warriors of late?
In terms of what Jordan had to go through in the East, the teams were far stronger when Jordan couldn't win in the early 90's. His second three peat had a serious lack of elite talent in the East that wasn't on the bulls. HOFers in the east for that second threepeat included:
-32 year old Joe Dumars
- 42 year old Robert Parrish who was on his retirement tour for the hornets
- 33 Year old Patrick Ewing (who was admittedly still a strong double-double guy
- Reggie Miller
- Shaq for one year / And Penny even though he is not HOF
Certainly some solid players, but it's not like Jordan had to plow through dynasty after dynasty to win his second three peat, especially when he had two hall of fame teammates as well. I am also not saying that Lebron doesn't have similar paths through the east, it's just that people tend to reference Jordan beating up on super teams, which just wasn't the case in the late 90's east.
|05/16/2018 - 11:56am||Completely agree. His opinion||
Completely agree. His opinion was nullified once he made that Durant pick.
|05/10/2018 - 2:22pm||I'm with you that the East||
I'm with you that the East has been largely pretty weak over the last 10 years or so, but that is out of the control of Lebron, and it's not like he is losing to those teams either, seeing as how he is likely going to his 8th straight NBA finals. And, I think your opinion that the Bulls team would detroy this golden state team is a sign that your bias is getting in the way of reasonable thought. The Golden State team of this year and last is probably the best team of all time. They beat Jordan's record for best record of all time.. Then added Kevin Durant and preceded to absolutely dominate everyone last season. Maybe the 90's bulls make it a series, hell, they may even win. But to say they would probably "destroy" them is borderline laughable.
|05/10/2018 - 12:01pm||I was more referencing his||
I was more referencing his Cleveland teammates, you are certainly right: D-Wade was his best teammate.
|05/10/2018 - 12:00pm||I realize that he was only||
I realize that he was only there for the second 3-peat, but if we are going to argue that Rodman was there to provide MJ with the help he needed, doesn't that contradict the whole argument of making the people around him better? My point was that Jordan played with loaded teams, but because they were built organically, people tend to discredit how good they were. Lebron had to leave Cleveland to play with his superstar sidekick, MJ had his the whole time.
|05/10/2018 - 11:32am||Convenient that you left off||
Convenient that you left off Hall of Famers Pippen and Rodman and included Lebron's best two teammates. I tend to slightly lean in the Lebron camp because I am a believer that athleticism has gotten so much better over time.
But if I am debating who has had better teams, I honestly don't think it is close. Lebron left an NBA finals team with the best record in the league in 2010, the next year, that same Cavs team had the second worst record in the league. Everyone wants to mention the Big 3 and how great they were. After Lebron left the Heat, they finished 8 games below .500 and finished 10th in the East.
MJ on the otherhand, "retired" for a year and a half. The Bulls while he was gone were 55-27, and finished third in the East.
To me, it seems simple. Lebron turns bad teams into contenders. Jordan made really good teams elite.
|05/10/2018 - 10:28am||I love how the article says||
I love how the article says that at his gym, he is too big and strong to compete in reps against anyone his own age, and therefore must compete against Stephen Herron. Iron sharpens Iron. Also seems like a smart and likable kid. Obviously, there is still a long way to go, and who knows how he will turn out, but I would love for us to keep recruiting him hard.
|05/02/2018 - 9:46am||It's because these jabronis||
It's because these jabronis who write articles like this aren't trying to be accurate based on how good teams actually are, they want to be able to look back on this article a year from now and see that they got a lot right. Journalism is always at its finest when articles are in list form...
|05/01/2018 - 12:49pm||But wouldn't that be suspect||
But wouldn't that be suspect to a similar bias? I don't know this for sure, but I imagine that the SEC tends to get more all-americans than they probably deserve on a yearly basis. When the NFL has to pay guys who they draft, and therefore do plenty of scouting to assume they have the best guys, that would probably show the least amount of bias towards a specific region/conference/etc. IMO. I agree that the stat has it's flaws, but is probably the best indicator for valuing how good recruits actually end up being.
|04/25/2018 - 3:27pm||I guess it depends on what||
I guess it depends on what they are truly allowed to do under the new rules. Would they be able to have sponsorships and do advertising like you are suggesting? Or are they simply allowed to get paid for being in video games, a portion of jersey sales, and other things that the school is now making money on in the current system?
|04/25/2018 - 12:24pm||I don't know if this really||
I don't know if this really fixes things for the elite players. I don't believe that players will get paid enough from their likeness to make a difference in decision making based on the amount of money being thrown out there. Ayton got offered 100K to go play at Arizona. Would a small stipend of a few grand really make it so he is not going to be swayed by an offer like that.
If i was going to work a project for a 6 month period, your damn right that a $100K difference in what i'm going to make over that period is going to decide where I take my job.
|04/25/2018 - 12:03pm||What do you mean by "lack of||
What do you mean by "lack of leadership"? I am confused as to how the one and done culture makes that worse. I assume that adding kids that are a year younger and therefore more likely to be immature, and asking them to be the key to your franchise can't possibly be helping with any leadership issues. Unless I am missing your point altogether which is why I am asking for clarification.
|04/25/2018 - 8:41am||James Palmer was first team||
James Palmer was first team all-B1G. You should know who he is.
|04/25/2018 - 8:34am||I've also heard an interview||
I've also heard an interview with Jay Wright before and found him to be an incredibly likable guy.
|04/24/2018 - 2:30pm||I was hesitant to give Foster||
I was hesitant to give Foster Loyer any credit as a potential game changer, but after watching him in the state tournament, he is very, very skilled. May still be too limited size wize to have a huge impact however, Other than that, I don't see it. Tillman is solid, Mcquaid is the standard Just a Shooter type, and everyone else is bleh.
EDIT: Forgot all about Winston for some reason, which was a huge mistake. A fan of that kid and think he will keep them together and be solid. Also, I was assuming Ward is gone, which may or may not be the case.
|04/19/2018 - 12:08pm||They took a different||
They took a different approach for Patterson from my understanding. He was always going to go where his brother was hired. The family didn't need money, and that recruiting tactic had no issues at the time. Someone can obviously correct me if I'm wrong.
|04/17/2018 - 1:09pm||I get that a lot of the MLB's||
I get that a lot of the MLB's time saving rules are annoying, but I don't see how anyone has a problem with the intentional walk rule. Making a professional throw the ball 4 times with almost a zero percent chance that literally anything happens is dumb and a waste of time.
|04/17/2018 - 10:59am||Can you watch this anywhere?||
Can you watch this anywhere? I have never watched a professional chess match but am very intrigued by it.
|04/11/2018 - 9:20am||I think that emergency could||
I think that emergency could come sooner than you think. Teske is a big, big man who won't be able to play 30 minutes a game, and although I am in the camp that Davis will be certainly viable as a backup, the guy had a foul every 3.3 minutes of playing time this year. Seeing as how we have 0 other big guys, I think Castleton will likely be relied upon to get somewhere between 5-10 minutes on a lot of nights next year.
|04/10/2018 - 1:52pm||Too much time spent by the||
Too much time spent by the NCAA in deciding? Or too much time spent by us discussing it?
|04/09/2018 - 3:10pm||I should clarify that I would||
I should clarify that I would only eat sour patch kids if I was looking for the sour taste. If you were to wash off the sugar on top, I would not enjoy them, hence why I do not like Swedish Fish.