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Re: Guest Post - Affection in Football

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It sounds like an the whole thing is just cover because a middle-aged white guy doesn't feel he can admit he wants grills for his own reasons.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 6:58 AM
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Truly, racism makes victims of us all.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 9:12 AM
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I mostly wonder about the coaches who use systematic, pre-planned smoke bombs at their breakfasts.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:57 AM
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A doomed breed. Everyone knows that no smoke-bomb schedule survives contact with the enemy.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:01 AM
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So, I read the first part of the article. If this guy coached women's basketball or something, he'd be explaining stuff to a disciplinary panel at the university.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 12:20 PM
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Great article.

On one of the college football podcasts the hosts expressed their consensus view that if you want to find a new coach for your program, you need to find one who has an answer to the question "What was your favorite rap album in college".

Although it is noticeable that still, the only celebrities who have come forward to say they are fans of Donald Trump, and expect it to enhance their popularity, are sports coaches.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 12:22 PM
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I confess that 5 was my first thought but 1 is a much better first thought.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 12:22 PM
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6.last: And Kevin Sorbo.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 12:24 PM
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Common factor: Men wearing underwear that doesn't cover their butts.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 12:25 PM
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OT: Important moments in the history of philosophy.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 12:44 PM
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Kevin Sorbo and the other Hollywood conservatives know they are a niche group with a niche following. But in sports you have people like Mike Leach going out there and talking about how you'd have to be crazy not to vote for Trump and it's just common sense, like he can't imagine someone thinking worse of him (or deciding not to play college football for Washington State in the middle of all-white nowhere) as a result of his love for Trump.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 12:57 PM
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11: And another.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 1:06 PM
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There's a certain personality type that is in love with Trump -- the personality type of Chris Christie or football head coaches. I find it a bit mysterious. I mean, I think if I were a loudmouth blowhard, I would be better equipped to see through the tricks of other loudmouth blowhards. But apparently the opposite is true.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 1:08 PM
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But in football, loudmouth blowharding is a necessary skill. A college football coach's literal job description is to get somebody to run as hard as they can into somebody else for no reward outside of emotional satisfaction.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 1:16 PM
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Chris Christie knows that if people start doubting the competence of loudmouth blowhards he is in trouble.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 1:26 PM
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I bet Christie can't run a 40 in under a minute.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 1:29 PM
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Anyway, without President Trump to pardon him, Christie is probably going to prison for Traffic Gate or whatever they call that.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 1:31 PM
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Yeah, Christie's already in plenty of trouble. And he's given plenty of evidence for his incompetence aside from his loudmouth-blowhardness.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 1:39 PM
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OSU's old OC. BUT he lost to Navy and barely hung on vs Tulsa, so I wonder if the sheen is off a bit.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 1:55 PM
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I mentioned it to Jammies, who said that the Houston coach is everybody's newest great sensation, and he'll have his pick of contracts if he wants to move to a big school.

Him and PJ Fleck are the newest great sensations. Fleck is more in the old school mode of making comically bombastic speeches and making up catchphrases based on debunked historical anecdotes. Which for a guy who got the head coaching job at age 32 means he is walking on the razor's edge of "Is this guy taking himself seriously?" and if his team starts losing it will be a quick plummet into laughingstockism.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 2:15 PM
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I think we should all pause and reflect on the importance of the Buckeyes instead of these newcomers.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 2:35 PM
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14: But wouldn't you think that's the exact kind of person who would be immune to the tricks of someone else trying to get them to run into a brick wall.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 2:42 PM
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Or somebody who thinks running into a brick wall is a worthy goal.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 2:48 PM
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They call it "heart".


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 2:58 PM
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This coach reminded me of the way actor Michael Rooker is in person. He really, really wants to hug every single person around, and somehow manages to keep it from being creepy.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 3:06 PM
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16- Let's be fair, I'm sure he can walk more than 1.4mph and that he can walk 40 yards.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 3:21 PM
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Without a rest?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 3:30 PM
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It's "grit," but only if you are in New England.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 5:51 PM
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I'm watching this thing with the Cubs. It's pretty good.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 7:45 PM
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Except that the Cubs are behind.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 7:51 PM
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And lost.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 7:52 PM
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I'm reliably informed that LA used up all its good pitchers tonight and that they need to rest for like three days.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 8:36 PM
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That's baseball, Moby. This is a football thread.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 9:52 PM
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Now in Zagreb (Dubrovnik was lovely) and about to take a shuttle bus to kill 3 hours and see what I can see.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:45 PM
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Into town


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:46 PM
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Again with the OT! We're five comments from the threshold at which that's acceptable, people.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:47 PM
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Now three, I guess.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:47 PM
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Sorry for violating blog norms but it's sports talk which is meaningless to me. Also nervous about leaving the airport for a few hours.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:52 PM
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And lost.

As was befitting of any team from that filthy town where hope goes to die (homicides for the year passed 600 this weekend, total shootings are just shy of 3500).


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:52 PM
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Sorry for violating blog norms but it's sports talk which is meaningless to me.

Falconry counts as a sport, dude.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:54 PM
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Tho if you want to talk about Kevin Sorbo's career in game. Andromeda was derivative but fun in parts.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:54 PM
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So has gswift decided to shift his role from defending police in general to talking shit about Chicago, or what?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:56 PM
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40 The true bloodsports are exempt.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:57 PM
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I've been so busy in just catching up on last few days worth of posts comments.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:58 PM
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I've been so busy in just catching up on last few days worth of posts comments.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:59 PM
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I've been so busy in just catching up on last few days worth of posts comments.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 10:59 PM
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43: Do they do any cockfighting over there? It strikes me as more of a Southeast Asian thing.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:00 PM
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And Latin America, but that's not really your bailiwick.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:00 PM
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Not that I've ever heard of. I suspect it would be haram.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:02 PM
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49: Really? Why?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:03 PM
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Bus driver is playing Nobel prize winning music on this bus.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:03 PM
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51: Point to Croatia.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:04 PM
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50 The cruelty of it. Also ythe gambling i suspect. Though I'm not sure how exactly the case would be laid out. Hunting not being considered cruel so falconry is fine.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:06 PM
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Anything new and bizarre happen in Trumpland these past 6 days?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:09 PM
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42: I prefer to think of it as lobbing some reality in the general direction of you credulous fucking hippies.

But of course I've got to talk some shit on Chicago because they're playing my home team and TBH I don't follow baseball hardly at all anymore but I'll happily watch it every day in the pursuit of not hearing one more godamn minute of coverage about the worst election in my lifetime.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:15 PM
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53: Well, my understanding is that it's very popular in super-Muslim Indonesia, so. But on the other hand, Trump is doing quite well in super-Christian America, so.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:16 PM
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Anything new and bizarre happen in Trumpland these past 6 days?

Trump's effectively tied with Clinton in Alaska.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:18 PM
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56 right of course. Geertz wrote a famous book on it, how could I have forgotten?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:20 PM
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Also somebody bombed a Republican county office in North Carolina, and Democrats immediately crowdfunded a bunch of money for them to recover.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:21 PM
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the worst election in my lifetime
Buck up swifty! You have lots of years left to see worse ones!


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:29 PM
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The real sports talk all right thinking people should be engaging in should be whispers of awe at the monster card that is UFC 205. Even if you've never watched a minute of MMA in your life you should buy this PPV.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:35 PM
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Used to be, rugby players tried to sell me potato chips. Now baseball players try to sell me whisky. MMA fighters have never tried to sell me anything.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:38 PM
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They're selling you a modern day bloodsport you ingrate.

Boxing is frustrating as hell lately. Joshua/Klitschko and Kovalev/Ward should be awesome but Canelo ducking Golovkin at middleweight is getting ridiculous and welterweight is likewise a shitshow with Garcia and Thurman putting off fighting Errol Spence.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-16-16 11:54 PM
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Sitting in the cafe at the Museum of Broken Relationships. The woman who runs the Museum part hasn't shown up yet.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 12:11 AM
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Start a cockfight.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 12:16 AM
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There are some eligible looking possibly heart broken women sitting at a few of the tables here.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 12:17 AM
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Or try to sell someone a falcon. I don't know.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 12:17 AM
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65 A cockfight might be how this whole thing got started in the first place.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 12:19 AM
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It's an interactive exhibit! You get stood up!


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 12:26 AM
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Ah here we go.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 12:28 AM
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Wow that was pretty amazing. Some were very amusing and some were a punch in the guy. More later.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:08 AM
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Guy s/b guy. But yeah, that too.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:10 AM
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Gut! Gut gut gut. Damn you autocorrect.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:11 AM
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With clarity like that, Barry, I bet you've never had relationship trouble at all.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:12 AM
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Hey you guys, there's free food and drinks in the business class lounge and they didn't even check to see if I belong here. Did you all know this before?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:16 AM
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It must be all the falconry. Improved posture and haughtiness and such.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:22 AM
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It's like discovering a secret world that's been there all along.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:24 AM
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You just need some persistence in the coat check.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:28 AM
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Is it like this in all business class lounges?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:30 AM
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Just my luck that the free beer on tap is out of order. Free. Beer.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:33 AM
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They're great, aren't they? I don't particularly mind flying in economy because I tend to just sleep through the flight anyway (as long as there are no small children howling in the seat behind me; thank you British Airways flight 011 from Narnia Prisoncamp airport to Knifecrime Island's Stabsville Hellscape airport) but the business class lounges on the layovers make life so much more pleasant. Showers! Clean towels! Nibbles! Comfortable chairs!


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:35 AM
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53 seems likely: the BBC's explanation of Islam in bullet point format notes that

Muslims are instructed to avoid:

treating animals cruelly
over-working or over-loading animals
neglecting animals
hunting animals for sport
(hunting for food is permitted if the animals are killed humanely)
cutting the mane or tail of a horse
animal fighting as a sport
factory farming


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 2:38 AM
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81 They got showers in here?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 3:10 AM
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Yes, but with dirty towels.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 5:06 AM
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Delta lounges always check to see if you're a member.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 10-17-16 10:03 AM
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