Hey let's see what this asshole's been up to
The arrival of strict rules against targeting the head was an essential football reform. N.F.L. defenders are now elaborately coached not to aim for the helmet,
Coach: Hey, aim a foot lower than you have been on your hits.
But Peyton Manning’s fade is accelerating. He has seven touchdown passes versus 10 interceptions, a ratio that is not sustainable.
That's pretty sustainable. I'm sure you can maintain that ratio. Might not be the best formula for winning, but he can keep that up
In Marvel’s Avengers movies, S.H.I.E.L.D. has a flying aircraft carrier that uses four downward-facing fans. How big would the fans need to be to lift an actual aircraft carrier?
The Navy’s new Ford-class carriers weigh nearly 100,000 tons. Assume S.H.I.E.L.D. engineers used minimum-weight criteria to trim the helicarrier weight to 50,000 tons. Assume that the fans themselves have no mass, generate no drag, and that their power source is weightless — maybe they run on arc reactors. How big would four downward-facing fans need to be to lift 50,000 tons? Tweet your calculation to @EasterbrookG.
So... in a movie where a guy is on superhuman steriods and has an indestructible shield that somehow always bounces back to him and he survived being frozen in ice for decades, where another guy has an indestructible suit of armor that flies and fires rockets and lasers powered by clean energy, where there's a literal god, a guy who grows into a giant green indestructible monster (whose shirt is destroyed but pants are ok), a trickster god whose lil blue staff mind controls people by touching their hearts, and aliens including a slug/worm thing that somehow flies, this is the concern...
Steve Sarkisian just got the heave-ho at U.S.C.: He’d appeared in public seeming to be drunk, but the real issue may be that boosters were in an uproar over the Trojans merely being 12-6 with the whistle around his neck.
Someone should read up on this more before spouting off....
Sarkisian’s predecessor at U.S.C., Lane Kiffin, received the heave-ho for being only 28-15. Kiffin was fired in the middle of the night after the Trojans’ unpaid employees — excuse me, I meant to say student-athletes — had the temerity to allow Arizona State to score 62 points, sending the boosters into an uproar.
Well 62 points to Arizona State......
Even from programs like U.S.C. and South Carolina that produce many N.F.L. draftees,
No respect for USCe
T.M.Q. feels the Spartans’ improbable last-play victory was the football gods rewarding Michigan State for going for it four times on fourth down. Though none of the tries succeeded, this was bold — and fortune favors the bold.
"That shit didn't work which may have contributed to your need to win in miraculous fashion so I'm just gonna attribute it to your success thanks to karma or some shit"
Instead Harbaugh ordered a regular punt. He has a track record of puzzling last-second decisions, including, at the Baltimore goal line at the end of the Super Bowl, calling three consecutive passes to the underwhelming Michael Crabtree.
Punting on 4th down late is puzzling....
Also, couldn't resist another jab at one of several greggggggggg boogeymen, ol' Crabtree
Why the Ravens Keep LeBron James Up at Night. Baltimore’s 1-6 record should worry LeBron James. Two months ago, Sports Illustrated predicted on its cover that Baltimore would win the Super Bowl. Last week, Sports Illustrated predicted Cleveland would win the N.B.A. championship.
I'm sure he's worried
Flying Elvii note No. 1. Last week T.M.Q. proposed that besides paranoia, liberal arts education and other factors, the secret of New England’s success is that players never stop moving. At New England 7, Miami 0 in the first quarter, check the flare pass to Dion Lewis. No less than four Patriots offensive linemen hustled downfield to make blocks. On most N.F.L. teams, you’d see four offensive linemen standing around watching.
Yup, all other linemen on all other teams are lazy, no-good, slacking, bitches
4th Down Bot Worries Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk. In January’s N.F.C. title contest, Green Bay Coach Mike McCarthy faced four fourth-and-1 decisions. Four times McCarthy did the “safe” thing by sending out a kicker; Green Bay ended up losing in overtime. Has McCarthy learned his lesson?
You mean like he did before which greggggggg failed to realize?
greggggggggg in october wrote:Green Bay lost the N.F.C. title contest against Seattle, and a Super Bowl invitation, by doing the “safe” thing four times and kicking on four fourth-and-1s. Has Mike McCarthy learned this lesson? Twice at Santa Clara, the Packers went on fourth-and-1, converting both, both times on the ground. An Aaron Rodgers offense that can also push-rush is a spooky thought.
Also... Week 2 vs Seattle, Green Bay kicked 4 FGs including a 4th and goal at the 1, that Mike McCarthy sure has learned! Also, that was why they lost
T.M.Q. is deeply disappointed that the Toledo Rockets do not face the University of Akron Zips this season — Zips versus Rockets is college ball’s best names pairing. Though, the University of Richmond versus the University of Delaware is good, too — that pairing is Blue Hens versus Spiders. And when Washburn squares off with Pittsburg of Kansas, it’s Gorillas against Ichabods.
He forgot OKC's favorite match up, Gorillas against Cheesette Clam
For New England the drops were sweet, and good astronomy. The 1 p.m. November start meant the declining sun would cause Stonehenge effects across the playing surface. Most of the Washington drops came with receivers looking back into the declining sun: When the sun was behind the Patriots, passes went to the shadowed areas of the field.
You’d best believe Bill Belichick has someone do this on the day before any November, December or January daylight game. The Washington franchise has 23 coaches. Were any of them out the day before charting the sun?
Since he doesn't explain when exactly this was happening in the game, it's hard to say for sure, but is gregggggggggg aware only one team per half gets to determine which way the teams will be going? So Washington can either say they want the ball or they want to spend half of the half looking at the sun.... Besides, the real reason Washington lost? #karma
The Wall Street Journal reports Disney asked Penguin Random House to delay the novelization of the next “Star Wars” movie, owing to “fears that printed copies of the book, which would have to start rolling off presses long before they could hit stores, could be purloined by people who want to spill plot details online.”
Fears of leaked plot details for the seventh in a series in which the first six movies have been nearly identical!
The first 6 Star Wars movies... were nearly... identical
Everything you need to know about TMQ and his movie watching abilities right there.
Sorry, Disney, T.M.Q. will reveal the plot of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
There’s a huge space battle that is never explained. (Do you have any idea who was fighting whom at the beginning of “Revenge of the Sith?”)
One movie in six begins with a huge space battle (IDENTICAL MOVIES!!!!). And it was Republic/Clones vs Trade Federation/Droids, as explained in the opening crawl literally 5 seconds before the battle scenes (oh God, I'm defending Revenge of the Sith???? It is impossible to tell who's who during the battle, plus who gives a fuck really what's going on as it appears to not matter at all).
A mysterious masked figure cackles about power and hurls energy bolts.
There was a "mysterious" masked figure in Eps 1 & 2, none of the original trilogy. Energy bolts are shot from fingers (not hurled) in Eps 3 & 6. (6 identical movies)
Respectable people refuse to believe that dark forces are afoot, though this happens constantly in the Star Wars galaxy.
No one in the original trilogy doubted anything going on. It was a literal battle of good versus evil. But yeah, "happens constantly."
Good-looking teenagers decide to make a stand: Luckily, they have magic!
Luke and Leia are teens in Ep 4. Anakin's a teen in Ep 2. AND IT'S THE FORCE NOT MAGIC
One of the good-looking teens is revealed to be related to someone important; this is presented as a huge surprise.
It's a surprise in Eps 5 & 6, this never happens in the prequels (identical movies, these are)
There are numerous battles in which Jedi armed only with light sabers defeat storm troopers, clones or droids with laser guns.
Again, this never happens in the original trilogy with the small exception of Luke on Endor for 2 minutes before he turns himself in to Vader. He defeats 1 flipping storm trooper on a speeder bike with his light saber. The only other Jedi in the original trilogy are Obi Wan (only fights Vader with a light saber, LOSES [i.e. defeats no one... well he cuts the arm off a guy in a bar, but he wasn't a storm trooper, clone, or droid]) and Yoda who never uses a light saber and defeats only gravity and a swamp by lifting an X wing out of it. One whole storm trooper is defeated by a light saber.
An adorable computer-animated robot mugs for the camera while adorable computer-animated pet-like aliens do something heroic.
C-3PO and R2-D2 as well as BB-8 are all real props/people and are not computer animated (exception R2-D2 in parts of eps 2 & 3) Chewbacca is presumably the pet-like alien he's referring to at least from the original trilogy (maybe Admiral Akbar too?) No computer animation involved.
Noble space-fighter pilots stage a desperate attack against a gigantic weapon
Remember the fight against a gigantic weapon in Empire Strikes Back? And Attack of the Clones? And Revenge of the Sith? Even Phantom Menace was just against a blockade and not some gigantic weapon. (The identical-ness is so flippin' spooky guys)
the noble pilots use World War I dogfighting tactics rather than, say, delivering a bomb. (In the Star Wars galaxy, antigravity devices are common but explosives are unknown, as are guard rails.)
Good triumphs over evil, or at least sets the stage for a sequel.
Like in Empire, Revenge....
Dallas is 2-0 with Tony Romo, 0-7 with anyone else under center. Assuming Romo comes back, Dallas fans can revel in his 28-7 career record in November
Single Worst Play of the Season — So Far. The mighty Cowboys trailing the lowly Buccaneers 10-6 with 28 seconds remaining, Boys ball at the Bucs’ 45, Dez Bryant ran deep. Matt Cassel overthrew him. As the ball sailed toward a City of Tampa player, Bryant made no attempt to defense the pass; rather, he pulled up and began whining to the officials. Interception, game over.
When a pass is off-target, the receiver must become a defensive back: Jerry Rice, the greatest receiver, excelled at breaking up bad passes. But Bryant doesn’t seem to care about playing smart football; all he seems to care about is publicity for himself. Dez, here’s some ink, or at least some pixels. You are guilty of the single worst play of the season — so far.
Greggggggg here to take shots at all you glory boy diva 1st round WRs
Fans of the musical “Guys and Dolls” know the opening number in which some tinhorns with heaters sing about the glories of betting the ponies.
Thanksgiving has come and Ryan, whose team is 5-6, appears out of 2015 boasts. Maybe Ryan can figure out a way to boast about being an effective 0-5 on challenges versus Kansas City, throwing the red flag on calls that were correct while not challenging key calls that were clearly wrong.
ctz's been ghost-writing
Virginia Tech just replaced the storied Frank Beamer with Justin Fuente of Memphis, who walked out on a five-year contract he signed less than 12 months ago. Nobody put a gun to Fuente’s head and forced him to agree to that December 2014 deal. Fuente, who’s leaving Memphis immediately — good luck in that bowl game, Tigers — breaks his promises to the University of Memphis and to the young men he recruited. In recruiting, most college football coaches preach loyalty and family. Then when dollars are waved, it’s see you later. Virginia Tech faithful: Fuente did not keep his word at Memphis; why assume he will keep his word to you? Apparently the Virginia Tech program is changing in more ways than one, from Beamer’s character-first approach to the almighty-dollar mind-set.
His contract has a buy out in it stipulating what would happen should he want to leave. He exercised that option. Hooray! Oh, wait, makes him a weasel. He should have had to wait 4 more years then hope a program opens up that wants him and that he would still maintain a good program with no contract keeping him around to entice recruits should no one else want him in 4 years. Logic
mister bacon love watching soccer. baseball is about as exciting as scratching my balls.
MisterTambourineMan you're not scratching your balls right, then.