Tuesday morning buffet

Don’t push.  There’s plenty for everyone.

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17 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. 'matsdawg

    I read that at first as “Dave Radar” and thought of the dozens of baseball cards I had of him from his days as a journeyman with the Giants – nobody would trade me beans for them….

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    • Graham

      Damn Republicans and their garbage. At least the Democrats have the decency to put place their urine-stained underwear in the appropriate receptacle.

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  2. Left to Right

    Re. Harris poll of favorite sports:

    Interesting that the popularity of college football has remained the same, even with the much greater coverage it now receives.

    Kids leaving “early” for the NBA has really hurt college basketball. It’s gone from being the favorite of 10% of sports fans in 1989 to 3% in 2009.

    And I’m surprised to see that Tiger Woods hasn’t really done anything to make pro golf more of a favorite. Its bumped along for the past 25 years at between 4 and 6 percent. Compare that to pro basketball, where a “Jordan Effect” can clearly be seen in the 90s. The popularity of pro basketball doubled in the 90s, but has fallen back to 1980s levels today.

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  3. NRBQ

    One look at Stripling and I find myself thinking, “Can this kid catch the ball?”

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  4. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    Do Birkenstocks leave a smaller carbon footprint on South Campus?

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  5. hodgie

    About the coaching article. If K State were losing, do you think people would have the same outlook on Martin? I don’t. Winning covers up a lot of stink. Exhibit A: Mark Mangino. Exhibit B: Jim Leavitt. Exhibit C: Mike Leach. Over the last several years all of these former coaches have lead their teams to the best seasons in their school’s history. This year they came back to reality and lost some games they had been winning in the past. I’m not saying I agree with any of the coaches tactics but I am not naive enough to believe that the same behavior was not happening while they were doing awesome. It just stinks to me.

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    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      This is all part of the overall wussification of America. Everybody who participates gets a trophy. I remember when being a “Green Beret” meant something. Now everybody in the military gets a beret of some kind. I also believe (and have said so on this blog) that the colleges are using this trend to get rid of coaches they want to leave for other reasons by manipulating the facts of minor situations into overblown events and using that as a pretext to fire “for cause” thereby giving the colleges a way out of paying contractually-mandated severance packages. This will end when a coach takes one of them to court and blasts the school for the full amount plus extra damages for pulling such a phony stunt (read: fraud). The fact that the Leach and Leavitt situations happened so closely after the Mangino situation gained national attention doesn’t pass the smell test.

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  6. hodgie

    Hmmm…Pro football leading the way. Wonder why that is. Playoffs????? Btw, I am trying to stir the pot. Hopefully, it works.

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  7. 69Dawg

    Society has changed not the coaches. Teachers and youth coaches all complain about the parent that feels like they must protect their child from age 0 to apparently infinitely. Yes it has reached the work place as parent now become involved with “unfair” job evaluations etc.

    Under the new social order it is amazing that youth leagues can get any coaches. High school coaches are targets and now college coaches. Where do you think it will stop? The pussification of this country is breathtaking.

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    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      +1.

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    • Macallanlover

      +2 Agree, it is really bad in sports but that is the least of our problems with the direction we are headed. Think schools and workplaces, then try to compete globally. Spock and the Leftists have accomplished what our enemies couldn’t with military might. Sorry for the “sky is falling” attitude, but you had better duck if things don’t change ASAP because this isn’t a false alarm.

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      • Spock

        While I agree with your premise (and history,as we now know, has borne you out) your support for same is illogical.How could I, in outer space 700 years in the future, have anything to do with the conditions present in the United States of America on Earth circa 2010? Most illogical. Perhaps you are referring to the resemblance to me held by the early 21st century American President Barack Obama. However, he did not have pointed ears nor share my massive intellect. Clarification of your metaphor is in order, sir.

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  8. North Campus comment – Funny!

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