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  • Will the real Peyton Manning please come forward?

    2.  One day in the week before the Super Bowl Colin Cowherd started talking about the public images of Brady and Manning.  Cowherd said that he has many connections of people who are around both and that while Manning has a great public image and Brady has a damaged public image, people that are around them have the exact opposite opinions about them.  While Brady is a great guy's guy who is loved by teammates and others around him, Manning is a control freak who gets along with very few  people. I respect Cowherd

    I like you Dick, but that just invalidated that whole paragraph for me.  Cowherd is a blowhard who states opinion as fact.  See John Wall, see Sean Taylor, see the remarks that got him tossed at ESPN.  He's great at stirring people up but he's a clown who thinks far too highly of his opinions.

    Manning isn't an angel, and I doubt he's a monster.  Like everyone, there are a shades of grey.
  • Reason For Hope

    Should bode well for Cooper's next career move as a D-1 Horseshoes coach
  • Best Job in the MAC?

    That said, I'm curious if the names Wayne Embry, Archie Aldridge, Randy Ayers, and Ron Harper resonant with our students today, or even our alumni under the age of say 35. What say you, young whippersnappers?

    Absolutely not.  I'm 33 (class of 2008), and the first 3 names only resonate cause I did a Miami basketball deep dive at one point.  Hell, when I was a kid watching Harper with the Bulls, he was just a defensive stopper, I didn't realize he went to Miami until I made my college choice and that he was an electric factory.  I knew him solely as the player he was post-ACL injury.

    We have Wally and thats about it, and even that is now 20 years ago to incoming classes.  Its great to have tradition and a proud legacy of athletics, but expecting names from 50+ years ago to move the needle recruiting wise isn't a viable strategy.  USF isn't gonna get more than a neat story out of talking about Bill Russell and 2 NCAA championships in the 50s when trying to recruit nowdays.
  • NCAA Coaching Carousel 2018

    Ol' Tommy Tuberville is supposedly a lead name for the DC job at Da U to replace Manny Diaz.
  • Eastbound & Down

    I play real sports, not trying to be the best at exercising 
  • 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Thread

    “I love how everyone that doesn’t know anything about Ben defends him to the end of the earth but people that actually do consistently give takes on the same lines as you.”

    - Josh Harris. Yes, THAT Josh Harris. 

    Of course, hard to believe he fumbled on purpose.

    Thats not BG Josh Harris, if thats what you're implying.  Its Josh Harris the former RB from Wake.
  • What if not Miami

    I was waitlisted at my first choice, University of Chicago. After that it was a choice between paying ~$30k per year after scholarships to go to one of the higher ranked private schools URochester or Case Western, taking a full ride to go to NDSU, or splitting the difference with Miami. NDSU would have been way better from a sports perspective, but I was still able graduate debt-free at Miami and I can't even imagine trying to compete on the job market these days only having a degree from a lower ranked state school. Rochester and CWRU are both D3 and as much as I like to rip on Miami athletics, I do really appreciate getting to turn on college sports and see my alma mater play. I'm happy with the decision I made.
    U of C, NDSU, Case Western, and Miami....what a wild consideration set.  
  • Investments And Stocks

    Pretty annoyed Robinhood went down this morning before placing all my market orders from the weekend, grrr

    Jeez, hope you've gotten out when you can.  Why anyone stuck with RobinHood, once all the other brokers removed their commissions, is beyond me.  They've had issues for months and months, this was just the most notable.  I expect a class action lawsuit eventually.  Theyve been selling their orderflow for a long time, which is really bad for the retail investor

    Nice relief rally today.  Closed above 3125 on the SPX so I'd expect some more upside with the Bernie developments.  I do think there will be more downside as further updates about lasting effects on the supply chain become known, but a lot is already priced in, I have hope that the vicious 1000 point daily downswings are behind us.
  • Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

    His second oldest daughter, Gianna, who was a stud young player and Kobe was super excited about mentoring, was also onboard.  This is just excruciating.  He wasn't my favorite player but he WAS the NBA in my mid teens and part of the reason it became my favorite.
  • Coaching Carousel 2019

    Thad or John Brannen

    Nick Van Exel wants it!
    I wish they would hire Melvin Levett. He coached at Miami Hamilton for a while!

    Didn't he go like 1-22 one year coaching Colerain?