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Not sure that Jermaine O'Neal is the best example to use there Grum. While it's true that he went on to have a nice career, he was quite awful in his time with the Blazers.
He was just too young and nowhere near ready to play in the NBA. If I recall correctly he was only 17 when he was drafted. It wasn't until he moved on to Indiana that he blossomed into an excellent player. It was still a good move for him though since he spent four years getting first round money instead of taking pots for jocks at some hoops factory.
posted by Mothball at 04:47 AM on April 09
rcade, I think he's saying you're more the exception than the rule. Not a bad thing in this case.
posted by Mothball at 12:53 PM on March 20
They understand that it is a cost, they just don't say it. Keep in mind that campaigns are very expensive and the people who make them possible also tend to be the ones with lots of money for things like, oh sports teams. I agree, it's incredibly frustrating when politicians say stuff like that, I just don't believe that they are that dumb for the most part, just that corrupt.
posted by Mothball at 03:50 PM on March 18
I think most of the Rangers problems historically have had more to do with an utter lack of quality pitching than the heat of Arlington. Keep in mind that the two years that they went to the World Series were two of the hottest summers Texas has ever seen.
posted by Mothball at 12:32 AM on March 08
rcade, there is no need to make special rules to help the Cowboys. Just Outlaw Jerry and they'll be fine. It may take a few years to recover, but they'll be fine with a real GM.
posted by Mothball at 12:00 PM on January 20
That was a very fun read. What a character.
posted by Mothball at 04:35 PM on January 13
Trent had one carry, fumbled the ball and I didn't see much of him after that.
posted by Mothball at 11:47 PM on January 04
Doesn't Ohio State need to get past Michigan State's defense next week before we talk about whether or not the Buckeyes deserve a shot at the national title game?
I think that Michigan States offense had as much to do with their victory as the defense did. Impressive job by the Spartans.
Auburn and Florida State. If you'd told me before the season started that it would come down to those two teams, I'd have laughed and happily offered to relieve you of your money.
posted by Mothball at 04:08 AM on December 08
After 120 minutes of play, teams tend to play lousy ball. The lack of substitutions is the big difference. Sudden death in a game that is difficult to score can lead to ultra conservative play as exhausted players strive not to lose, rather than trying to win. It produces a style of play that is unattractive to watch.
They did experiment with the golden goal concept for a while, and it was a total failure. Overtimes became less likely to produce a goal.
posted by Mothball at 10:17 PM on December 07
The Apple Cup is always the final game of the regular season for UW and WSU. That should make it easy to keep scheduled.
Agree with jjzucal about Orgeron. I've never really been sold on Sark though. Guess I'll find out in a few years if I'm an idiot or actually perceptive for once.
posted by Mothball at 10:12 PM on December 07
I did not see that one coming. It makes sense I guess. He likes the Northwest and Washington is a much more forgiving school than USC. I think the Huskies made a good hire.
posted by Mothball at 04:12 PM on December 06
Oh great. Now I'm reading the police reports. This is not a real fun read.
posted by Mothball at 03:26 AM on December 06
The second persons DNA was her boyfriends. Meggs said that they were able to confirm that, but that he declined to talk to them. Essentially the problem would seem to be one quite common to rape reports. One person says that they were raped, the other says they weren't. Without something stronger to work with, it's almost impossible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a rape occurred.
posted by Mothball at 10:48 PM on December 05
And the rest of the Pac-12 can now breathe a deep sigh of relief. Sarkisian is a good coach and has done a good job at UW, but he wasn't mind blowing good. There's hope that USC won't jump straight back to the days of Carroll and roll everyone in the conference now.
posted by Mothball at 03:42 PM on December 02
Journalists !== maths wizzes, methinks!
What he said. I've noticed that journalists frequently stick numbers into stories that don't add up properly.
posted by Mothball at 11:20 PM on November 29
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