Very valid argument, rcade (I couldn't open it, but I'm pretty sure I know what he was sayin') . . . but the conversation here seems to be fixated on statistics; if Moss was so valuable, why was he dumped or traded so many times?
posted by outonleave at 07:56 PM on January 30
If you've got to say you're the greatest (fill in the blank), you're probably not the greatest.
posted by outonleave at 06:15 AM on January 30
posted by outonleave at 07:41 PM on September 08
Great thread. That dude is seriously hilarious.
posted by outonleave at 10:18 PM on March 27
Damn, we've gotten to the point that we love to demonize people, haven't we? Talkin' about Bobby, not Pat. I dunno if this is a consequence or a symptom of our political landscape over the past X years, but it seems to have gotten to the point that everybody's walkin' around with their pockets full of stones, lookin' for targets.
Bobby was an arrogant s.o.b. with an oft out-of-control temper, but if you polled the players who actually played for him, I'd be willing to bet that better than 75% of them would say they'd do it over again - he was also a helluva coach.
And a truth-teller.
Seems Pat inherited that, for better or worse.
posted by outonleave at 06:46 PM on February 28
posted by outonleave at 06:36 PM on February 07
Good one, yerfatma . . . I'm still chuckling.
posted by outonleave at 06:36 PM on February 03
Sad that this would be true in The Land of Milk and Honey.
posted by outonleave at 06:51 PM on December 22
He meant to say "socktuckers," I'm sure.
posted by outonleave at 06:39 AM on November 20
Had to happen here in Georgia, didn't it?
posted by outonleave at 07:44 PM on October 17
I opened this thread expecting to see blood all over the walls....
posted by outonleave at 05:52 AM on October 04
It always torques me when some bozo in front of me won't sit down when (essentially) everybody else in the entire stadium is sitting. There's a time to jump up and holler for sure, but you can't jump up if you're already standing. I always have the feeling these guys just want to be noticed. Mission accomplished.
posted by outonleave at 07:33 PM on September 28
What would Floyd Mayweather have done?
posted by outonleave at 06:19 AM on September 23
Still a punk move.
posted by outonleave at 05:28 PM on September 18
I need an all-weather keyboard for stories like that.
I hear ya.
posted by outonleave at 06:24 PM on September 09
Why the hell are we so obsessed with what other folks do after they close the door behind 'em?
And on a different tangent, if that particular woman had predicated our having sexual relations on my wearing a live-rattlesnake boa, I'd look like I'd been an extra on True Blood for two months.
posted by outonleave at 09:06 PM on September 01
Nice story; thanks for posting. (Although "nice" might not be the best word given all the details.)
posted by outonleave at 04:33 PM on August 28
I'd like to comment, but legitimately I can't, because I couldn't even watch the whole thing.
posted by outonleave at 06:48 PM on July 15
I'm rootin' hard for the Heat to get beat, but D-Wade strikes me as one of the very few upper-echelon NBA players whose kids I'd want hanging around with my kids.
(Of course, my kids are imaginary.)
posted by outonleave at 09:15 PM on June 10
Makes you wonder if some of our cities are becoming so gang-saturated that wearing another team's logo to your stadium is seen by some as the same as wearing another gang's colors on your turf.
posted by outonleave at 08:51 PM on May 23
Thanks for those links, BornIcon. Those were the days, my friends....
posted by outonleave at 08:09 PM on May 12
Oh yeah, and go Hawks.
posted by outonleave at 11:10 PM on April 23
Make up your mind, Dwight, was the shot lucky or was it ordained?
tahoemoj, my guess would be that the answer to your question is "yes."
posted by outonleave at 10:31 PM on April 13
Go Butler! (I gotta admit, I'm an IU alum and rabidfan, but while they're regrouping I'll root for any Indiana team, and especially one from about two miles west of where I spent my tender years.)
I'm gonna risk looking stupid - something I haven't done since '55 - or was that :55? - and say that Brad Stevens is the next Bob Knight of bball, sans the temper and ego, and that team basketball is gonna win this one.
posted by outonleave at 08:28 PM on April 04
And, to some extent, this schools devalue even their tuition when they fail to graduate many players and steer other players to easy degrees that won't help them get a job in the future.
posted by outonleave at 06:38 AM on March 31
Some things are better left unsaid. They exist; we know they exist; but perhaps 'tis best that they lie dormant in the recesses of our minds.
Kinda like my NCAA bracket.
posted by outonleave at 07:09 PM on March 26
My bracket has UConn, Florida, Ohio State and Notre Dame in the Final Four, and I've still got three of 'em alive. I feel so damn wise.
posted by outonleave at 08:05 PM on March 25
posted by outonleave at 07:11 PM on March 18
It is interesting that there have been two discussions within the past couple of days centered around the use of the word, "slave" (as used by Adrian Peterson), and the term, "Uncle Tom" here.
Seems to me that part of what is going on is that those terms resonate with a certain sacredness for people who lived through the civil rights era, but now there is a generation for whom The Civil Rights Era was an American History or Social Studies lesson, and those words are more-or-less just words to them. Us fogies tend to get out the torches and pitchforks when somebody "blasphemes", but the truth is, it's just our crazyass language evolving.
posted by outonleave at 06:31 PM on March 17
Waitaminute, racade, where does it say they "went into a house and robbed everyone in it of their valuables"? I think it's possible, based on either article, that they may have gone to recover items they felt were stolen from them, but because they showed a gun, it's armed robbery. Either way it's dumb, dumb, dumb . . . but there may be more to this story than immediately meets the eye.
posted by outonleave at 08:06 AM on March 13
Audacity? To suggest that?
Those links show only that the union had the foresight to ask the players how they felt about decertifying, if it became necessary, imho.
posted by outonleave at 06:26 AM on March 12
Moltke originated the use of the colors blue for friendly forces and red for hostile forces in strategy or wargaming
That, by god, is a useful political strategy as well.
A little off point, but I've been drinking.
posted by outonleave at 07:49 PM on February 18
Don't quite get that sarcasm, phaedon.
posted by outonleave at 04:28 PM on February 13
Seems to me that if Tiger's gonna hold a grudge against anyone about this, it should be Shane Bacon. That quote from Steele sounds like it could've been a reply to a question of how Steele shot a better round than Tiger, or how it felt or whatever. Given what rcade posted, I really doubt that Steele meant what he said as a knock on Tiger.
posted by outonleave at 06:09 AM on February 03
. . . I thought Herschel was black? . . .
posted by outonleave at 07:01 PM on January 30
I'm not taking any chances: "all of the above."
posted by outonleave at 07:52 PM on January 25
Judging from a picture I saw of Al at the announcement, he may already be gone.
posted by outonleave at 06:02 AM on January 20
That may not be the 25-year-old's booking photo; the rest of 'em are in orange jail garb in their photos....
posted by outonleave at 06:23 AM on January 14
excellently said, gradioc.
posted by outonleave at 07:36 PM on January 13
What did she do with the chunky soup?
posted by outonleave at 07:01 AM on December 25
and I don't think it's fair to the dog to say, "Well, let's see how this works out. Maybe he won't kill it this time." I honestly don't get it - do you really think this has logic to it, or does it just satisfy your vindictiveness? You think Vick is stupid enough to kill a dog in full sight of the world at this point?
posted by outonleave at 08:44 PM on December 16
Sorry, but I think what both of you wrote is total bullshit. What, a dude who's culturalized into thinking dogfighting is okay has some deep-seated hatred of dogs? Give me a break. You're just showing how ignorant you are of the cultural differences that exist in this country. Once you let a dog into your heart, you could never hurt one.
posted by outonleave at 09:54 PM on December 15
That dude is gonna be one alpha prison inmate. And probably soon.
posted by outonleave at 08:32 PM on December 08
Kudos to Coach Hill, as I see it. Wish some of our politicians and CEO's thought the same way.
posted by outonleave at 08:04 PM on December 08
If Sarah and Todd split up, she's got somebody to keep her warm at night.
posted by outonleave at 07:57 PM on December 08
Dandy Don. You were a big part of why I'm an NFL fan today.
posted by outonleave at 08:35 PM on December 06
Hines Ward has been celebrated for his toughness and his durability and it just feels like bullshit to me to hear someone completely outside the game criticize him for being brave enough (or stupid enough?) to state what he thinks is the truth.
posted by outonleave at 08:31 PM on December 02
Damn editors, always counting beans . . . gonzo journalism would've been stillborn without the questionable expense account.
posted by outonleave at 08:50 PM on November 29
Wow. That is one really cool article. I think I buy better than 95% of what the author is saying, although that might change either way by tomorrow morning.
Now if only Indiana basketball could find a Peyton Manning. We had Bird for a month or so but lost him to the megatropolism of Bloomington.
posted by outonleave at 08:34 PM on November 18
Yeah. And murderers kill people. (Actually, PETA has argued for mass euthanization of pits too, which makes them just as bad, and kind of funny that his little pro-animal publicity stunt was to be with them.)
Actually, Burnreuther, Vick advocates for the Humane Society, not PETA, and the president of the Humane Society has repeatedly said that Vick has lived up to every promise he made them. I live in Atlanta where the we get all the buzz on Vick, good or bad.
posted by outonleave at 06:14 AM on November 17
I feel ya, bro, I totally feel ya. I am exactly the same way when the Falcons play. Fortunately, I generally am sitting on my recliner in the living room when I go apeshit, and also fortunately, none of my dogs have ever taken me up on it when I offer to fight 'em over a call.
posted by outonleave at 08:37 PM on October 29
Oh . . . kay. . . .
posted by outonleave at 08:01 PM on October 09
I feel ya, Tony - same thing has happened to me with most of the opportunities that life's thrown my way.
posted by outonleave at 08:51 PM on September 27
I submit for your consideration the possibility that the Eagles organization may have had the intention of making Vick their starting quarterback at the earliest politically-possible opportunity (if of course the skills that made him a Pro Bowl quarterback had not eroded past the point of no return) more-or-less since the moment they decided to pick him up.
Disclosure: I'm an Atlantan and a Falcons fan.
I was pretty amazed that no other team but the Eagles had the crystal balls to pick up a quarterback who would have to be a solid candidate for the best backup in the NFL, for nothing more than some negative publicity.
When they let McNabb go (who by all accounts I've read was a major influence in bringing Vick to the Eagles), I really had a feeling that it was a move intended to ease Vick into the starting role.
Just my thoughts.
posted by outonleave at 08:41 PM on September 20
Uh, grum . . . it was Presbyterian that used the fumblerooski.
posted by outonleave at 08:21 AM on September 05
Relatively astute, granted, but some po-az rhymin'
posted by outonleave at 09:53 PM on August 27
I smell a musical: The Non-producers?.
posted by outonleave at 08:49 PM on August 23
Are we talkin' moth balls like moth-balls, or moth balls like moth balls?
posted by outonleave at 06:10 AM on August 16
I second what Weedy said.
posted by outonleave at 08:27 PM on August 05
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