FEC, are you describing Obama's game or Sir Chuck's? Wow, if it looks that bad, maybe MJ is right. Someone sign up the Community Organizer-in-Chief for some golf lessons asap.
Jay, either works.
Big-boned, lol. I'm ok with large and fat, but big-boned and horizontally-challenged are much more pc-friendly. Can't be too careful these days...especially in the media. Haha.
Candy--Reese's is the best ever. Period. Lots of miniatures are received on Halloween, but every now and then you get to a good house that gives you the big 2-pack of large round ones. Yeah baby. Love M&Ms (preferably peanut) and Skittles. But Blow Pops on the Rushmore? Seems like a stretch. I'd go with Butterfinger and then lump Butterfinger BBs in with that category too. Remember the Bart Simpson commercials? Good times.
The Cavs will need some time (like the Heat did) to gel--in regard to both the coach-players and also the team chemistry on the court. I thought getting the Knicks on the 2nd of a back-to-back at home for the Cavs' first game would be a nice gift from Adam Silver to LeBron. But LeBron had a bad game and the Cavs underwhelmed against a fringe playoff team. Again though, the Cavs will need a few games to figure this thing out.
Chas, how can Obama's golf game be as bad as MJ says it is? After all the practice he's had?
It was Tracy Porter, not Terry Porter who picked off Peyton in the Super Bowl. If that had been Terry Porter, he wouldn't have scored a TD...he would have instead run down the field and shot a 3-pointer.
Not sure why the NCAA went with the bland "College Football Playoff". Plus, it's a slap in the face to their other divisions who also have playoffs during the year. "FBS Playoffs" or something with a sponsor would have been better.
Cavs: Under 58.5 wins. Barely.
You lumped him in with the others. I guess there was no equalization intended? Kind of like the plantation reference from last week wasn't supposed to mean slavery? Nice try.
And the NCAA has every right to enforce its rules until clearly directed otherwise. One small court decision doesn't change everything. The NCAA has its right to appeal.
Gurley = bin Laden? Wow. That's on you, buddy.
Unless/until the rules are changed, they are meant to be followed. Yes, even if you don't like them. Gurley knew what he was doing was wrong and got caught. Then punished. That's how it should be. And to be fair, if Jameis or any other star athlete is doing the same thing, they need to be punished too.
As noted yesterday, a poll released now from the committee means absolutely nothing. The guys at ESPN and other sports media outlets will make their predictions from week to week anyway so it's not like there's no buzz in the process. What's more significant is how you think the teams will finish, not how they should be ranked at the moment with tons of football still left to be played.
Great opening game for the NBA last night. Kobe did instigate the Howard incident, but I like and agree with his postgame remarks on that. Hate to see Randle go down in his first game. Not sure how he broke his leg on that play. The Lakers will be lucky to win 25 games this year, even with a healthy Kobe. This team reminds me a little of the MJ Wizards. Ouch-standing.
Did you see this? Lol.
OG, Coppinger was QB? Wow.
JMC, does Will the Thrill count (Will Webb...former DJ in town)? Lol. Do you remember that guy in school?
MT, I'm guessing you were the catcher on that team. Correct?
Redskins beat the Cowboys? Dan Snyder must have been a good boy this past week, no?
It's a mistake for the selection committee to release a poll this early. It's a no-win situation for all involved. There is still plenty of football left to be played before appropriately judging the teams. Thus, a poll now means nothing in the grand scheme of things. If people want to discuss possibilities, the talking heads at ESPN can give them all they want and more from week to week.
The NBA is back and it's about time. The Spurs have a good matchup with Big D tonight and then we'll (stay up late to) watch Kobe make his return against the Rockets. Looking forward to an exciting year of good basketball. And the less we have to see or hear from Adam Silver during the year, the better.
Mrs. Stewwie is normally not excited about the NBA. But I did hear her use the word "Durantula" in a sentence this weekend. So I might be rubbing off on her a bit.
Agreed with Rose for MVP (so long as dude stays healthy of course). KD and LeBron will be right behind him. At some point, CP3 should be in the discussion too. And if D-Wade leads Miami into the top 3 in the East, he'll be a dark horse candidate. AD will need to get the Pelicans into contention before becoming a serious candidate for the award.
Notice that Coach Pop hasn't ever repeated as champ. I think most people don't realize just how hard it is to do. Which makes Phil's 3 (almost 4) 3-peats an incredible feat.
That said, I don't think the Spurs will repeat. I am going with Thunder over Clippers in the WCF and Bulls over Cavs in the ECF. Thunder over Bulls to win it all. KD will become the first player since Shaq in 2000 to win the scoring title and the NBA title in the same season. It's not everyday you see that happen (it's happened only 8 times since 1970 and MJ was 6 of those 8). Kareem in 1971 with the Bucks was the other.
I'm thinking 7,000 at the Mocs game on Sat. I have no idea how well the Mercer fans will travel for this game though. For Chattanoogans, this is an early start time, especially for young families. If you have other activities going on during the morning, this isn't the type of game you'd want to hurry and make.
I thought it was a given that "shadow classes" were going on at every big school. Not trying to justify it, but the report out of UNC doesn't seem like anything new. Players who aren't driven by academics are going to fail unless they get some assistance and/or are pushed to take easy classes to help keep grades up. If things were being done honorably/ethically at every school, there'd be a LOT more suspensions over bad grades than there are now...especially involving star players.
[The NFL in particular and football in general is going to have a very hard time convincing people that its serious about concussions when the players are not serious about concussions.]
The NFL can't force a player to get serious about concussions. Rules can be made (and they have), but if a player chooses to hide his symptoms (and it works), I don't see how that reflects badly on the NFL as an organization.
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