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i don't think people are expecting that much from ayers aside from spot-up minutes, but we are warranted in wondering why he can't catch a simple pass.  it's like his hands are made of brick.  you can blame it on inexperience or not being used to manu, but the reality is this has been a problem for him throughout his career.  it could be something as simple as him thinking about his shot before the ball gets to him, or it could be that his hand-eye coordination just isn't that good.  obviously he deserves another year to adjust like most spurs newvomers, but if he can't improve in that regard then this simply isn't the system for him.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/

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ok lakers fans, time for you to chill out, and if you don't like reading from a spurs site then leave. you ask why this article is here, it's because kobe bryant keeps talking about the spurs.  no one has a problem with what he's saying, but because he's kobe it will make the news.  perhaps his expectations are a little unrealistic, but that's ok because everyone motivates themselves differently.


i'll agree with you that nadine is weird and disrespectful (personally i've never seen her on this site before), but so are tons of lakers fans.  if you think this article is insulting, just go on over to your buddy kevin ding at bleacher report, who just can't help but write scathing articles about the spurs even when they're winning championships while the lakers are out of the playoffs. here's a couple of links to get you started and perhaps make you feel a little better about yourselves:


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1665659-whos-to-blame-for-tim-duncan-being-underappreciated-tim-duncan


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2100141-after-star-turn-in-nba-finals-spurs-kawhi-leonard-faces-true-test-of-talents



6 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html

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@l2b @ChrisCano @jdolin you'd have to ask the writers, but if he keeps bringing up the spurs on his own we'll have to keep hearing about it.

6 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html

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motivation is one thing, ability is an entirely different story.

1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html

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more accurately kawhi played in 2 1/2 games against okc.  he left one after 15 min when he broke his hand.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/5-things-to-watch-spurs-vs-thunder-game-1.html

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i've always wondered: phil jackson won the 3 championships before and after '99.  if he had won that year, would he have asked for an asterisk on his own team?

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/knicks-phil-jackson-the-spurs-are-not-a-dynasty.html

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they peaked too early last year, too...27 sec before the final buzzer

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-tony-parker-admits-concerns-of-team-peaking-early.html

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*cringe*!  i don't even like to think of him as a former spur.  the spurs used to make him go buy normal clothes to wear to games, and they'd always send him to my uncle because he was the only one who could tolerate rodman's immaturity.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-former-spur-dennis-rodman-plays-basketball-in-full-drag-queen-outfit.html

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you didn't bother to ask what they think of brett brown?

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/

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i can't enjoy kawhi's highlights without hitting mute so i don't have to listen to horribleness that is bill simmons.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kawhi-leonard-full-highlights-vs-lakers-2.html

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i'm glad he left, because if we had given him a big contract we may have never brought manu over.  all's well that ends well.  his loss, not our's.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Former Spur Derek Anderson revisits 2002 free agency

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i think the spurs are good to go as is.  they're probably even better than last year. basically replace gary neal’s production with patty and marco, add a healthier manu and you have a huge upgrade and more depth on the bench than last year.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Granger passing on Spurs is blessing in disguise

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mr. sec is traditionalist?  that's the understatement of the year.

5 months ago on Arkansas Changing Official School Color? What The?

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if kobe, paul and westbrook are still out tony might slide in as a sub or wildcard (although he could use the rest), and i can see tim being selected by the coaches.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Not looking good for San Antonio Spurs for All-Star Game

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@nicky2gs you are over-complicating what I am trying to say way too much. i agree with you that different situations call for different players (which is entirely the point i'm trying to make) and more often than not diaw will be better, but...and that's a big BUT...if it's a situation where height and a defensive presence arounf the rim is needed, he should go with baynes (again, assuming tiago or tim isn't available).  the few times we've seen baynes with the first or second unit he has held is own very well.  i know pop will go with diaw and bonner more often than not, and in most cases that's the right way to go, but there are those few matchups (indiana, memphis, houston, missesota, etc) where if tim or tiago are missing baynes might be the better way to go.  that's all i'm saying and it's not that complicated.

7 months, 1 week ago on Popovich: Aron Baynes just needs an opportunity

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@nicky2gs you are misinformed: i did not say that pop should play baynes over splitter, he should play baynes when splitter or tim isn't available and he needs a tall presence.  tiago's height is what was affecting david west, and once pop went small west went to work on them.  baynes is a much better interior defender than diaw, bonner or ayers and if anything would have provided a stronger presence in the paint and around the rim.  if pop has one weakness it's being too dedicated to certain rotations and players even if the situation is wrong for them or if that player isn't performing.  all i'm asking is in the future when pop needs to stay big and is mssing tiago or tim, he'll go with baynes instead of settling for small ball even if it hurts the team.

7 months, 1 week ago on Popovich: Aron Baynes just needs an opportunity

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question: why didn't pop play him against the pacers?!  the one qtr where the spurs were beating them was when splitter was in there, but once he went down and pop went small it all unraveled because we needed a bigger defensive presnce around rim.  hopefully pop will learn from this and not hesitate to go big with baynes when he's missing tim or tiago.

7 months, 1 week ago on Popovich: Aron Baynes just needs an opportunity

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is it just me or does danny appear to live in a very modest neighborhood for someone that makes $3 mil a year? (don't get me wrong: there's nothing wrong with him saving money, it's just something i noticed)

8 months ago on Video: Danny Green shows off his 7-foot boa constrictor

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man you guys are negative for so early in the season.  all this "losing hope" stuff is way too premature especially while the team is really starting to mesh.

8 months, 1 week ago on Spurscast #308: Surprises, Fashion Faux Pas, and Evaluating the Spurs

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all i can say about the spurs' christmas uniforms is thank god they don't have a guady logo or colors.  that's what makes the bulls' and knicks' uniforms that much worse.

8 months, 1 week ago on Spurscast #308: Surprises, Fashion Faux Pas, and Evaluating the Spurs

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it's a good thing the spurs don't have a logo that looks guady or cartoonish once you blow it up (like the bulls, for example).  i can't say i like these that much, but if you look at some of the other teams' christmas versions the spurs' aren't that bad thanks to the subtle color and logo.

that being said, it seems like the league is taking everything everyone hated about last year's "creative" alternates (sleeves, only the logo and no team name, etc) and making it worse. 

8 months, 1 week ago on Spurs' Christmas Day jerseys unveiled

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where's tony when you need him? ;-)

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Patty Mills, Boris Diaw sing 'Killing Me Softly' at karaoke bar

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why would we get mad at pop for saying kawhi is better than bowen?  it's beyond obvious that kawhi has infinite more upside than bowen ever did.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Popovich says Kawhi is better than Bowen

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it's not something anyone seemed to noticed during the game, including the lakers crown.  there were far more noticeable flops last year that went unpunished, so if the league is going to call this one hopefully that means they'll crack down on the extremely obvious ones, too.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Spurs' Mills receives flop warning from league

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i'm shocked y'all made it through that entire discussion without mentioning diaw.  his suprising competitiveness and willingness to shoot should be one of, if not the biggest suprise so far.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Spurs Roundtable: How are the Spurs looking 3 games into the season? (Video)

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it's not he greatest show of sportsmanship in the world, but batum said he immediately regretting taking the shot and apologized without any prompting after the game.  i think it will be easily forgotten.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Tim Duncan Not Amused with Nic Batum’s Last Second Heave

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he says idiotic things, and that leaves us wondering why we often think of him as one of the better commentators.  of course the answer to that is simple: he's far superior compared to idiots like shaq, magic, jalen rose and bill simmons, but still...

i think he's just going to say the same thing every year until his prediction ultimately comes true, then he'll praise himself as a genious even if he was wrong the previous ten times.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on 'Sir Charles' Slams the Spurs... Again

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That elbow from Allen wasn't inadvertant.  There, I said it ;-)

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Tim Duncan day-to-day with chest contusion

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the AP calls that elbow from allen inadvertant, but i disagree.  he stuck it out there last second to move timmy out of the way.  maybe it was inadvertantly hard, but it should have been an offensive foul nonetheless. (as a side note, if someone had elbowed allen that hard he would have been flopping on the floor like a guppy.  kudos to tim for being tough.)

8 months, 3 weeks ago on San Antonio Spurs 101, Memphis Grizzlies 94: Spurs pick up where they dropped Grizzlies off

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@LiveSpurs I think he's better than you give him credit for.  besides, what harm does he do?  he's not keeping anyone more deserving from playing, he'll win a game or two for you with some hot shooting each season, and he's a good presence in the locker room.  there's a reason he's still here and Stephen Jackson is not...

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Video: Matt Bonner goes as 'The Red Mamba' at SA Comic Con

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@LiveSpurs "Y" do you even follow the spurs then?  if you don't like them or their roster, go somewhere else.  simple as that.

8 months, 4 weeks ago on Video: Matt Bonner goes as 'The Red Mamba' at SA Comic Con

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chris paul is better in name only.  he's basically become the cliche answer with no one ever putting any real thought into it.  the fact is tony has individually outplayed him for the vast majority of their meetinfs against eachother.  people can claim that's because of the teams they play on all they want, but look beyond win totals.  stats show tony almost always outplays paul, which is suprising considering paul is (rightfully or not) considered a better shooter and defender.

9 months ago on Spurs rank in annual NBA GM survey

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oh god no.  i'm all about supporting the troops, but an entire camo jersey is too much, and it's exponentially worse with those darn sleeves (to put it nicely).  i'm with kawhi: they could do better.

9 months ago on Spurs set to wear sleeved camo jerseys

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he sure has a lot to say for a player who waited almost all summer ofr a contract and evetually agreed to a one-year vet's minimum...at the ripe ol' age of 24.  if he had taken better care of himself and looked to improve after his rookie year maybe it would have been different.

that being said. the fact is he and RJ were both "false-positives": they appeared to bring some improvement to what seemed like an aging, declining team, but their weaknesses shined through in the playoffs and that was that.

9 months, 1 week ago on DeJuan Blair says Spurs had Finals won, not him

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here is all you need to know about karl malone: http://www.makingpages.org/hoops/Malone.danger.html

btw, does he know we aren't even in iraq anymore?

9 months, 1 week ago on Karl Malone says NBA players need to 'man up'

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"It was the fourth consecutive season the Spurs were better with Ginobili on the court."  Bazinga, haters.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Ginobili happy to be playing with Marco Belinelli

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for whatever reason we often struggle in milwaukee.  why do i feel like gary will drop a career high and a game-winning three on us on dec. 11?

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Ex-Spur Neal says Finals loss will be hard to get over

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did they review the no calls on our last two possessions of OT?  i've always been able to ignore that because it never should have come to that point anyway, but still that was 5 pts lost at the end of a 3 pt loss.

9 months, 4 weeks ago on NBA refs refute Rick Barry's claim Ray Allen traveled in NBA Finals

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@JeffProjectSpurs @alamoaggie08 hmm that's toughie.  probably tiago splitter because he's so hot ;-)

10 months ago on Video: Spurs fan gets Danny Green in his hair

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as a girl...no. (p.s. those are some freaky teeth!)

10 months ago on Video: Spurs fan gets Danny Green in his hair

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i'm more than certain they will use last season's disappointing end as fuel and not let disappointment linger.  2011 ended badly and seemed like the end, and look what they did in 2012.  2012 ended badly and seemed like the end, and look what they did in 2013...i say that trend continues and the fuel from the last few years is enough to take that final step.  i'm read!y  go spurs go!

10 months ago on Spurs Roundtable: Concerns and more heading into new Spurs season (Video)

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not sure i've ever seen him clean shaven and with short hair!

10 months, 1 week ago on Video: Spurs' Mills on life in the NBA, being a Spur & more

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@John at MrSEC @alamoaggie08

oh for the love of god, john, i'm talking in general, not directly to or about you. the internet world does actually revolve around more than MrSEC.com. heck i'm giving you credit for actually recognizing those things considering several other sites haven't. is there no such thing as general comments anymore? has it gotten to the point that nothing can be said anymore that doesn't 100% directly relate to every word in your article or praise your royal SEC-ness?

what i'm talking about is the "rumors" that circulated everywhere all summer long leading up to this game, and all i'm saying is i'm glad they've been put to rest.  you know, kinda like what you said?  was it mostly trash talk by opposing fans and some media members that needed to get a negative post about A&M out there? of course, but they can't claim that crap anymore. plenty of people (yes, including you) pushed that "saban has had time to prepare" line so much so that sumlin finally had to respond to it in a recent press conference with his simple "we have coaches, too" line.

finally, you want to talk about allegedly putting words in others' mouths (or in this case comments), where did i say you were wrong about the outcome of the game? i didn't go into that game with high expectations of winning (mainly because of the defense), but i, like you, think johnny came out of this game a winner anyway. he put all the general rumors and assumptions to rest, and now people are talking about his play on the field (in a good way), not off it. another common rumor (and let me just confirm so that you don't get confused again: i'm talking about in general, not something generated by you) was that anything other than a win would be bad news for johnny and would tarnish his image even more. well, guess what? despite the loss, despite the INT's, he still came out of it a better candidate for the heisman than he went in, and he came out of it without being hated any more than he already was. if he had to lose, when all is said and done it's not a bad situation to be in, correct?

10 months, 1 week ago on Is A&M’s Manziel That Good Or Is Bama’s Defense Not As Good As 2012? Yes

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one thing can finally put to rest: no more of this "whoever has had however long to figure ouy and prepare for johnny/A&M offense".  that saying got so old it was ridculous, and it finally got shot down.  i kept asking why no one thought johnny would improve, why no one thought sumlin would do his due diligence and, you know, actually study film and look to take the next step forward that many 2nd-year coaches do with their systems, etc and no one could give me straiight answer.  like sumlin said a few weeks ago: "we have coaches, too".

time to put the lame excuses to rest and let the truths come out: johnny is for real, last year was not a fluke, A&M has a contender-worthy offense but a young, struggling defense that needs to improve fast if they want to contend for more than "just" the cotton or capitol one bowls (it's a big step forward for the program when those are considered low marks).  there, the truths are out, no more rumors, time to enjoy the rest of an already exciting season!   

10 months, 1 week ago on Is A&M’s Manziel That Good Or Is Bama’s Defense Not As Good As 2012? Yes

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wait, espn actually has a jounalisitic standard?  and here i thought whitlock would be the perfect fit for them...

in all seriousness whitlock ruins sports.  while sports is supposed to be a place to escape from the real world and especially politics, he always brings them back to the forefront, be it racism, unions...you name it.   (the ironic part is as much as he complains about racism, he had to appologize for calling Jeremy Lin a "chink").

10 months, 1 week ago on Jason Whitlock is already being reigned in by ESPN

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@jhhein didn't we think that in 2010, then after a basketball-free summer he returned to all-star form and was the best player on the team in 2011?  i'm not saying he'll be nearly that good, but when it comes to manu don't underestimate the power of injury-free rest.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Grading the Spurs' offseason moves

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let's just say i'm glad he's not exactly remembered for his days in SA.  foretunately the majority of outsiders can look at him and not think "now there's a guy played for the spurs until pop got fed up with his attitude".  stephen jackson can have that title.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Former Spur Rodman might train North Korean Olympic team

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this is why i miss fabo :-(

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Video: Ex-Spur Fabricio Oberto to launch new reality TV show

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@John at MrSEC @alamoaggie08 maybe my comments stand out, but i actually haven't been on this site very often over the summer, mainly because my computer has been wonky and this site, among others, keeps refreshing back to the top every few seconds or the internet "stops responding". 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on MrSEC.com 2013 Opening Power Rankings

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@John at MrSEC@alamoaggie08

i'm not saying i think they'll win the championship, and i'm very concerned about the alabama and LSU games because it's long odds for anyone to beat both of them in one season. i'm simply providing a counter to your approach of using two games against mediocre opponents that A&M underperformed in last year (before they or we even knew they were anything more than mediocre) as a reason for their "downfall" (forget the reasons for upside like beating alabama and oklahoma and coming close against florida and lsu). i simply find it intersting that no one thinks there's any room for improvement

i try to give you a logical, statistical anology on something you still blow a gasket. heck i'll be happy if you underrated them and no, not so i can come back and say i told you so. heck i'm a spurs fan more than anything, so i'm used to my teams being underrated and underappreciated. all it does is give them a little more fuel. A&M ended up a category higher in your rankings last year than they began (and they began where they should have after a bad 2011), so here's to hoping they can make they same jump that lots of teams do it in 2nd-year situations.

i was an nba columnist for bleacher report, and if there's one thing i learned quickly it's that you can't please everybody especially when it comes to rankings. i put up with people calling me a fat bitch, saying women shouldn't cover sports and calling me gay because of my picture (even though i'm not gay: that's my late twin sister who died two days after that picture was taken), and i still handled that crap better than you are handling a simply reasonable sports argument: one i've had with everyone else including my dad. i'm sorry if you think i'm out to get you, but I'm not and as much as you are entitled to your own opinion in your own work, i'm entiteld to mine, especially as long as you have a comment section.

if you feel i crossed a "red line" (get it?) and want me gone, i'll leave forever (even though i've seen much worse abusers on this sight). give me the signal and you'll never hear the light of day from me again. until then, take a chill pill and enjoy the season. it got off to a great start yesterday and hopefully that will continue.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on MrSEC.com 2013 Opening Power Rankings

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@John: except both of those "close wins" went against your beloved stat of "turnovers lose games". A&M was -2 TO's to LA Tech and still won, and -4 TO's to Ole Miss and still won. that's two wins depite -6 in TO's. of course the reverse to that is -5 TO's to LSU and A&M only lost that by the skin of their teeth. if one play goes differently that game could have had a different outcome (and the same for the other two). you can look at the final results, but you can't ignore the nature of those games.

so to sum it up, in the 3 games A&M had large amounts of turnovers, they were 2-1 with all three being down-to-the-wire games. all those games were in the first half of the season and A&M's TO's went way down from there as they improved. is there no reason to expect that a freshman QB will improve, a more established team will take better care of the ball and not have as many TO's, and the team itself will make the usual 2nd year jump under a new coach?

10 months, 3 weeks ago on MrSEC.com 2013 Opening Power Rankings

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this is why we must never let him go.  how can we live without his hilariousness?!

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Video: CEO Matt Bonner is awesome

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that was pretty cool!  it was interesting that they had kawhi taking a hybrid manu/tony-esque shot. i'd love to see that from him!

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Video: Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker featured in NBA 2K14 trailer

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you'd better call a vet, 'cause these pythons are sick!

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Photo: Tim Duncan is boxing and looking quite svelte

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i bet studies would show that more players are injured from hard blitzes by bama-sized linebackers than players winded from chasing a fast-paced offense.  besides, that would be a difficult study considering it's nearly impossibel to determine fake vs. real cramping (the most common "injury" for winded defenders).

10 months, 4 weeks ago on A&M’s Sumlin On Complaints About Hurry-Up: “Everybody Should Be In Shape”

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pop has a big fist...

11 months ago on Photo: Spurs' Gregg Popovich will box you

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i will cry the moment he is done

11 months ago on (Video) Flashback Friday: Spurs introduce Tim Duncan to San Antonio

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"Working on ball handling is a big key. Being able to put it on the floor and finish at the basket..."

exactly what i wanted him to work on.  good to know he's working on things that will make him a better player than he already is

11 months ago on Spurs’ Green stresses defense, offseason improvement in hangout session

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it wouldn't suprise me in the least if johnny is guilty because he's more than capable of doing stupid things, but anyone who hasn't noticed that there is something extremely fishy about these brokers are blinder than bats.
1) the main broker who claimed johnny (or should i say "uncle nate") asked for money has a drug problem and criminal record. he has also removed his social media pages, changed his phone number and won't talk to anyone besides a controversial sports writer who has a history of writing false accusations and having to back track and apologize later on.
2) if johnny's merchandise is making them so much money, why rat him out? which leads to...
3) these brokers have also admitted they hold a grudge against the manziels for copywriting his nickname, forcing them to have to take a bunch of their murchandise off the shelf. sounds like motive to me.
4) if all this happened in january, why are they coming out of the closet now when it's so conveniently close to the beginning of the season?
if the ncaa had any hard evidence or reason to believe these guys, we'd already be hearing about it. again, i'm not saying johnny is innocent and he's not entirely trustworthy, but at the same time is there any reason we should trust a controversial journalist and some sleasey brokers any more than him or the school?

11 months ago on Texas A&M Chancellor Not Happy With ESPN’s Rovell

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tony was right when he said that game 1 shot wouldn't mean much if they don't win the finals.  it definitely would be #1 otherwise.

11 months ago on Video: Top plays from the Spurs 2012-13 season

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i think it's funny more than anything.  if he's happier not playing at all vs. playing the finals then more power to him.  one is for sure, though: he's not helping himself get a roster spot anywhere.  i think at this point everyone knows if pop can't (or doesn't want to) deal with him, no one will.

11 months, 1 week ago on Stephen Jackson has a message for Spurs fans

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@merkin so basically you think tim duncan is a troll?

11 months, 1 week ago on Hibbert trains with Duncan, thanks Spurs

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if he wants to win over dallas fans, what better way than to throw a jab at their (waining) arch-rivals?

11 months, 1 week ago on DeJuan Blair takes swipe at Spurs during press conference

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@russman38 no he has plenty of room to improve. he'd get some good number boosts if he learned to hit layups, and he has been working an in between game.  he couldn't do much better behind the arc, but there are plenty of other aspects he can work on to make him a better, more complete player.

11 months, 1 week ago on Danny Green: My life has changed since NBA Finals

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god i hope not. they're horrible. one thing that made the warriors' so bad (besides the sleeves) was the clash betweent he shirt and shorts. the shirt was a dull, knit yellow while the shorts where silky and shiney. they reflected differently and ended up looking like a clash of yellow even if they were technically the same color.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on More NBA teams to wear short sleeved jerseys next season

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there was absolutely nothing wrong with that foul.  tragic dragic

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Goran Dragic gets ejected in brawl vs. Turkey

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that ball is so tiny in his massive hands!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Photo: Kawhi Leonard throws out first pitch at Padres game

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i can see one with tony and manu horsing around with something, while tim and kawhi just stare at them: arms folded and heads shaking

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Kawhi Leonard signs two-year commercial deal with H-E-B

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please no more guards (unless you intend to trade).  i say if you don't get oden sign deshaun thomas and ship him off the the D-league if you have to.  the potential is there and we kawhi could use a backup.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Spurs interested in guard Bobby Brown

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@BlazingDeath @russman38 if i didn't know better i'd think you were talking about blair.  he had a common knee ailment that many players get a some point in their careers.  it's nothing permanent.  with a little rest this summer he'll be fine.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Video: Kawhi Leonard highlight mix

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@John at MrSEC @alamoaggie08 if you are tired of hearing anout him, then stop writing about him, unfollow him in twitter, do what you have to do.  end of story.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on A&M’s Manziel Fast Becoming The New Vanilla Ice

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@John at MrSEC@alamoaggie08 so twitter and wads of cash are your biggest complaint about players in general? i hate to break it to you, but if you can't stand that it's time for another profession, because it's the dawning of a new era in technology, and unfortunately for johhny he's on the front end of it. you better be prepared to worry about more players than him. several other heisman winners from old have commented how are grateful they are that social media and internet wasn't around when they were in college because they would have been busted for all the same reasons, if not more. johnny's not first and won't be the last to tie the media's willies in a knot over something other than crime, so get used to it. he is also not THE problem with college football or athletics in general as some (especially on ESPN) has made him out to be. yeah he's capable being a twerp, but so are many other kids his age. THE problem with college athletics are crime and drugs, neither of which are johhny's problems but have been for many others.

let's look at the SEC's previous "bad boys" before johnny. there was tyrann mathieu and his drug addiction that got him kicked off LSU and into rehab, and even now in the NFL it's not entirely clear if he's completely cured. before him there was aaron hernandez. he semi-avoided the bad spotlight overall then (if only because of lack of evidence), but it's coming to light that urban meyer wasn't his "savior" as he had hoped and even today new murder cases have come up with him as a "person of interest". he already looks bad for florida and meyer, but if he was caught earlier it would have been much worse for them and the SEC's image in general. There's also currently assaulter Jeremy Hill whom I'd imagine is and will get his fair share of scrutiny should he ever return. those are just a few examples off the top of my head, but if you had to pick between "bad boys" johnny and those three guys, who would you prefer to be around as a coach, teammate, friend, fellow student, or whatever?johhny may bring it on himself due to his social accounts, but what has he done to be criticized so much by the media and considered the " cancer of the sport" over so many others who are much worse people in general?

11 months, 4 weeks ago on A&M’s Manziel Fast Becoming The New Vanilla Ice

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i will continue to laugh at every media member and hater out there that says johnny's typical college-boy behavior will hurt his on-field performance until he actually sets foot on the field and starts losing. all these assumptions that his performance will be hurt without actually seeing him play for 8 months is ridiculous and quite frankly, the only reason media members are writing such crap is they're praying his performance will suffer so they can point back to earlier work and praise themselves with an "i told you so". as far as this tim tebow standard people now claim to carry, heck it's getting to the point the media is trying to hold johhny to a higher standard than the president of the united states. he's not out there making news over stuff like sexual assult, rape, murder, drugs, brawls, etc like so many others are on a daily basis. if he is considered the line-crossed of how college athletes should be behave, then our country is in some deep trouple and might as well boot 75% of all college athletes out of their respective programs, because johnny's acting no different than the majority of all college students and athletes, he just has the spotlight on him because he won an award.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on A&M’s Manziel Fast Becoming The New Vanilla Ice

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i always liked neal and understood that he never really found a groove this season due to injury and inconsistant playing time.  that being said, be was much better as a SG than a PG.  notice his best percentages came during his rookie season when he was manu's backup and george hill was tony's?  he's best off as a shooter only without having to worry about handling and distributing the ball.  i'm excited about giving guys like patty, cory and nando more of a chance at PG.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Report: Neal close to signing with Bucks

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he should make a guest appearance on "The Big Bang Theory" as a suprise fan.  no doubt Sheldon would get a French joke in there somewhere ;-)

12 months ago on Photos: Tony Parker really likes 'Ironman' and 'Hulk'

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@SpursAllDay11 uh no, not unless you want to count the usual trolls out there who say that about every player they hate.

12 months ago on The Admiral Joining the Coaching Ranks?

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i was sad it didn't work out here for dejuan, but the fact is he wasn't a good matchup against the bigger teams like the lakers (of 2+ yrs ago), thunder and grizzlies.  even though tiago doesn't provide that much more than dejuan on offense, he is a better defender and matchup in most situations, and where tiago wasn't a good matchup (miami) diaw is slightly more reliable on both ends than blair.  wish him the best.  he definitely deserves another chance form someone.

1 year ago on Blair eyeing Wizards

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anyone who thinks manu isn't worth it isn't a true spurs fan

1 year ago on Manu's new deal in the spotlight

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basically, his list consists of anyone who has a chance of contending.  my response is "thanks, but no thanks".  i already see another stephen jackson-case coming out of it.  he'll be ok coming off the bench for a little while but eventually grow discontent with the playing time and start causing problems.  there will also be the occasional inopportune technicals.  i think the spurs can find a way to improvise without him.

1 year ago on If released via amnesty, World Peace has Spurs on his list

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what a negative nellie ;-).  i guess my one question would be if florida and lsu beat johhny by keeping him in the pocket and forcing him to throw, then wouldn't the aspect of him working to improve that part of his game be seen as a good thing that could lead to more success?  it's like system basketball: trapping the perimeter shooters opens the post and vice seversa.  if he can become an elite thrower (which he boderline is), keeping him in the pocket (which would likely require an extra body or two) opens up receivers.  keeping receivers covered opens up the running lanes.  i guess my point is making him pass more with less scrambles doesn't mean he'll be less successful (assuming he improves), just more normal to the average viewer.

1 year ago on Fearless Predictions: 5 Things That Will Not Happen In The SEC This Fall

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a lot of people are failing to realize that at this point OKC doesn't have a sixth man, let alone a bench.  no james harden, no kevin martin...they're going to be relying on inexperienced players like jeremy lamb and perry jones III to provide a spark.  i can see them pushing for the top seed in the regular season (depending on how quickly westbrook gets back to being himself), but i can just as easily see them flaming out in the 2nd or 3rd round from fatigue and lack of depth.  the big 2 can only do so much.

1 year ago on Spurs still atop shifting Western Conference, barely

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@KawhiLights @yowhatupT you're dreaming if you think duncan will ever come off the bench

1 year ago on Spurs still atop shifting Western Conference, barely

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the silver lining is we aren't his most hated (although the same can probably not be said for most dallas fans).  i never hated dirk, i just hate mark cuban, jason terry and mavericks fans in general.

1 year ago on Dirk Nowitzki admits to nearly hating the Heat

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well he has a point.  wasn't A&M's offense supposed to be demolished by SEC defenses?  how'd that work out?

1 year ago on Kingsbury’s Message To SEC Coaches Worried About Pace Of Game: “Stop Recruiting These Beasts Up Front”

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i would partially blame stern himself for blatantly promoting big market teams (that "lakers vs lakers" comment will live in infamy) and telling the national media he hates having the spurs in the finals because of ratings.  thank god he's almost gone

1 year ago on Stern on why Spurs have not clicked with America

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he wouldn't do the spurs any favors unless he'd accept coming off the bench, plus i don't think the spurs can offer him the amount he thinks he's owed.  i don't seem him as a ring chaser, just an attention chaser and that's something he won't get in san antonio

1 year ago on Could Spurs make a run at Monta Ellis?

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it's been laughable how many times (and as recently as Monday) the Orlando Sentinial has written articles attacking johnny manziel for not being the holier-than-thou Tim Tebow, and yet they'v got their own problem with big representative of their school making extremely bad news.  time for florida papers to worry about their own image, not johnny's or texas a&m's.

1 year ago on Hernandez Gun Photo Punctuates Meyer’s Shameful Disciplinary Record At UF

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@Jambuc828 you are aware this was a pre-trade deadline rumor, right?

1 year ago on Rumor: Spurs frontrunners to land Al Jefferson

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this is exactly what i keep telling these hypocrit fans online.  they say the spurs had an easy path the finals (mainly by avoiding OKC), but yet just about every non-spurs fan/writer favored their opponents in each round.  then, when they'd win (2 out of 3 series relatively easily), it was about "well, that opponent must not have been as good as we thought" or "the spurs just had what it took to exploit their weaknesses".(or in other words, lucky matchups). 

what if it's the opposite?  what if the spurs are actually better than you thought rather the the opponent being worse?  has anyone noticed the spurs have "exploited the weakness" of at least two entirely different types of teams?  they stopped the outside shooting of a warrios team full of red-hot shooters and beat down the lakers and grizzles - two teams that lacked outside shooting but had stronger players in the paint than the spurs.

people can deny it all they want, but the spurs are simply better than they want to admit and stand a good chance against whoever comes out of the east tonight.  it won't be until they win the championship that they will be respected, and even then the OKC doubters will linger.

1 year, 1 month ago on Spurs Deserve More Respect

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wasn't jim tressel suppoesd to fire him?

1 year, 1 month ago on OSU’s Gee Takes Shots At The SEC, Notre Dame, Catholics, And Everything Else Under The Sun

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oh come on, ethan.  we all know from your bleacherreport and espn articles/appearances that you don't like the spurs either.  don't try to jump on the bandwagon now (i know you won't because you'll be right back rooting for miami just like you did memphis)

1 year, 1 month ago on Theories on why you don't like the Spurs

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don't get all tied up in a knot, people.  Michael's point is the restaurant initially responded wrong.  tweeting the team's current playoff slogan of "we don't bluff" while referring to denying tony a table sent off the wrong message.  that set off a media firestorm, so the restaurant cleared the air saying it simply didn't have the space for tony and wasn't going to turn away someone who have a reservation just for him, which is fine and understandable.

the only ting the restaurant did wrong was get cocky about it at first, but they eventually cleared the air.  no harm done.  maybe Michael overstated it a little in this article, but he's not trying to drag down the place like some of you are suggesting.

1 year, 1 month ago on Editorial: Memphis restaurant denying Parker service still comes up empty in win column

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the horrible commentating of dick stockton and chris webber may have had something to do with it.  besides both being boring and webber extremely biased and opinionated, it was obvious the two had never worked together before.  they weren't coherent with eachother at all.  i imagine if the local option was available the national rankings would be way lower.

1 year, 2 months ago on Spurs-Warriors draw historically poor TV ratings

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that flagrant call was a foul i've seen many times that has never been called that. the only reason the refs decided to review it was they thought allen was actually hurt. they should have immediately seen from the replay that he was faking. i can see the league recending the flagrant call and/or possibly charging allen when flop. (not for the actual foul, that much was clear, but for embellishing to influence the refs)

1 year, 2 months ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me

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where was teh flagrant foul in game 1 when he intentionally tripped parker?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiU6QN7Vt1U

1 year, 2 months ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me

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...and dave, sean and avery stories before that!

1 year, 2 months ago on In the era of super teams, Spurs still winning using old methods

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i think his last sentence is a zinger: "But we certainly respect the great program that they have at Oklahoma and the other good programs that they have in the Big 12."

everyone else is just good?  ouch, Texas.  That one hurts.  (honestly i don't think that's how he means it, but it's still funny nonetheless)

1 year, 2 months ago on Saban Responds To Stoops: “Lot Of Animosity Out There”

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the funny part is i can here certain fans screaming or yelling via announcers microphones at nearly every games in every arena. it's not unusual, so it's pretty ammusing that this one event became an internet sensation, almost overtaking the spurs' historic win.

btw, i didn't hear anyone complaining during game 4 against the lakers when a fan who was sitting directly behind the announcers was yelling profanities at manu and bonner.  it was loud enough you could hear it on national tv, and the ref even stopped the game until he stopped. where was the media then? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AURQFljQ91g

1 year, 2 months ago on Will the real 'Screaming Spurs Fan' please stand up

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he is aware that all conferences end up with an overall (conference) record of .500, right?  i would hope so.  every conference is going to have their bottom dwellers, especially with so many elite teams taking all the wins.  the more elite teams you have, the more illusional bad teams you have.  put last year's  teams like mizzou, miss. st, ole miss etc in another conference and they likely would have won more games.  that's just the way it is, so dillusional bob needs to worry about his own team that not so coincidently lost to all three heisman finalists.

1 year, 2 months ago on Sooners’ Stoops: What’s The Bottom Of The SEC Done?

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lol it won't bode well with texas.  give it a few years and they'll be up to 103,000.  when A&M built The Zone in '99, surpassing DKR at the time, texas added on.  When A&M built the 12th man TV (at the the time the largest video board in the world), Texas added one of their own that was exactly 1 square-foot bigger.  I have no interest in being "the biggest", but it will be amusing to see how Texas responds.

1 year, 2 months ago on A&M’s Kyle Field To Be The Biggest Stadium In The SEC (And Texas)

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@I4Bama your number is exactly right.  fran came in 2002 and a&m didn't look promising again until 2012.  the reality was when sherman came in 2008 he basically had one player with NFL-level talent on the roster.  sad but true.

1 year, 2 months ago on NFL Draft Rewind: The SEC’s Power Shifts Over Two Decades

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too bad the video doesn't show who started it.  they're both jawing at eachother, but it's tough to tell who shoved first. 

 

i was at a spurs game in houston in 2008 that we lost, and while leaving a rockets fan ran by and yelled "get out of our house!" (note" i'm a 5'3" girl and this guy decides to come yell right in my face).  so I quietly responded back to him to "get out of the first round" (remember how they oculd never win a playoff series with yao ming?).  a few people around us cooed a little, but the guy just kind of nodded and walked off. 

 

in hindsight i probably shouldn't have said anything; if i were a guy he may have retaliated.  the moral is no matter how much another fan eggs you on, just let it go and keep walking.  if they keep bothering or stalking you, report them.

1 year, 2 months ago on Video: Spurs-Lakers fans brawl after Game 2

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in reality it's more disappointing that timmy came in 6th than the fact that he didn't win.  he should have been top 3 at worst.

1 year, 2 months ago on Did Duncan get cheated out of DPOY award?

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he's a sissy for caring so much.  if you can play, you can play and that's where it ends.

1 year, 3 months ago on LSU Running Back Blue On Gay Players: “We Look At You As A Sissy”

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you know when you really think about it, that CBS article indirectly showed how little the media cares about the spurs.  they've made a huge deal about johnny being at rockets and mavs games and hanging out with players like lebron and james harden, but never once has the media questioned him being at a spurs game or being down on the court talking to tony parker.   given there’s already media and poparazzi at "big games" to catch him with the “big name” players like lebron, harden, CP3, etc, but apparently the spurs aren’t worth the media’s time even if it does involve johnny communicating with an all-star/top 10 player. 

i know it's poretty random and not that related, but it's still kind of a funny and telling observation none-the-less.  that being said, the spurs and johnny have a lot in common.  both are successful sports figures that people love to hate but secretly wish was their's because they win so much.

1 year, 3 months ago on A&M Compliance Keeping Tabs On Manziel’s Travels, Sumlin Keeping Tabs On His Ego

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@BonzaiB i don't recall much before that, but i think mike leach is part of what made the a&m-tech rivalry so intense (in a bad way).  he's the mark cuban of college footnall: trash talk, crazy behavior, etc and it definitely rubbed off onto his fans.  tech fans are known for poor behaviorl ike throwing bottles and batteries at A&M fans and the band and booing (or chearing) injured players.  they also injured several fans when they threw the goal post into the stands in 2001 (or something like that). 

they kind of settled down a little when leach was fired.  i've always believed his firing had something to do with the image he had laid upon that school as much as anything, and craig smith's little brat gave them the opportunity to fire him that they'd been waiting for.

1 year, 3 months ago on New Texas Tech Coach Kingsbury “Was Never An Aggie”

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@KellyJones2 from what i've read they've had conversation in the past, but what A&M is trying to avoid getting into a long term contract with them to keep a slot open for the texas rivalry (despite what old DeLoser says, that rivalry will resume probably sooner than people think).  i can see A&M and techmayber agreeing to one home-home series or a game at a neutral site, but that's about it.

1 year, 3 months ago on New Texas Tech Coach Kingsbury “Was Never An Aggie”

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he was already my dream guy for being austrailian (don't ask, i have no idea why), now even more for being nerdy!  someone find out if aron is single for me! ;-)

1 year, 3 months ago on Photo: Aron Baynes' mantelpiece is strong with the dark side of the Force

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this is more splitting hairs, but another way to look at it is not so much what each have done individually, but how the team has done without one or the other. you always want both players healthy because that's when the team is at its very best, but when one isn't healthy, i can't help but notice that the spurs have been better with a healthy tony/injured timmy than healthy timmy/injured tony. 

 

is that a fair assessment?  not really when you consider the depth at each position and the timing of their injuries.  the spurs have enough depth behind timmy to hold down the fort for stretches without him and enough offense to overcome his missing defense.  plus the Feb. schedule (despite the RRT) wasn't that daunting. 

 

on the other hand, they have struggled a lot without tony lately, but in tim's defense they also lack the depth behind tony with no one that can really create plays and score for himself, especially when manu is out or hurting.  it's really not a fair comparison because duncan's had to carry the team without both tony and manu.  it's also late in the season, the players are getting tired, and the scheduling the last few weeks have been brutal.

 

so really this assessment doesn't tell you too much either.  the spurs were better with healthy tony/injured timmy than healthy timmy/injured tony, but there's too many other circumstances to consider.  for everyone's sake, i'm calling it a tie!

1 year, 3 months ago on Debating the Spurs' MVP

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i have pictures of me with David Robinson, Bruce Bowen, Avery Johnson and Malik Rose.  I'll be sure not to post them anywhere or I might get misinterpreted.

1 year, 3 months ago on A&M’s Manziel Trades Twitter For Instagram

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...and to think some people criticized A&M for going to the SEC because it's FARTHEST division opponets (Alabama and Auburn) are around 700 mi away.  Heck, West Virginia's CLOSEST conference opponent is Iowa State, and Ames, IA is almost 900 mi away with the quickest route being around the mountains and along the Michigan border!

For comparison (aside from Texas and Baylor, who are about 90 mi away) A&M's closest opponent was OU at about 350 mi.  Now, LSU is the closest at about the same distance, and Arkansas, MSU and Ole Miss are all less than or not much more than 100 mi further than Lubbock, TX.

Suffice it to say, those who thought A&M was taking a leap by traveling to neighboring states not called Oklahoma probably have their foot in their mouths now and clealy aren't aware of how large this state really is.  We're Texans.  We're used to driving long distances.

1 year, 3 months ago on The Big XII, WVU Marriage Already Providing Some Expansion Lessons

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nick saban is the gregg popovich of college football, and bret bielema is the mark cuban.  put the four in room together: nick and pop will sit back and relax on a sofa while sipping wine and smoking a cigar.  bret and cuban will stand there drinking beers while ranting how they're so much better than the other two despite records/championships suggesting otherwise.  nick and pop will just look at eachother with a little smirk, shrug their shoulders and go on doing their job.

1 year, 3 months ago on Saban Won’t Bite On Bielema’s Comment, While Some Say College Football Needs More Trash Talk

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Hey John!

What do you think of this guy's writing?  He basically says Johnny (or any other freshman in the future) doesn't deserve the Heisman because he isn't an adult yet (in other words, he goes to a common Spring Break destination, goes to a Halloween party, dances...basically all your typical college stuff).  Does this guy even know what he's talking about or is he just a whiner? 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-matt-murschel-college-insider-johnny-manziel-04-20130331,0,390628.column

From what I can tell the NCAA does everything in their power to prevent athletes from getting any kind of advantage over other students (no gifts, money, agents, etc), so aren't they at least entitled to at least live a typical college student life?

1 year, 3 months ago on SEC Headlines 4/1/13

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@j_scott_o

 it's true that all teams have had their time in the light, heck Tulane was once the team to beat.  the main point (which i can tell you understand) is most of the small schools from the SWC that got left behind by the Big 12 had more of those times than baylor.  it took them 15 yrs just to be relevent again.  Houston, TCU and SMU (had they not screwed themselves over five years prior) were overall more successful and deserving than Baylor.  baylor got in by shear politics, and it has only barely started to pay off.  at this point RG3 (and Art Briles to a much lesser extent) is their saving grace.

 

you're right that TCU ended up with the advantage.  all those years in the lesser conferences built their confidence and recruiting base.  i think they'll be fine in the big 12. it's really hard to judge them right now when they played almost the entire season without an experienced QB.   they definitely have the defense to stay allive, but in the big 12 you also need the offense.  if they can get their offense clicking again this year, it will be a great opportunity to make a statement with OU seemingly headed into a "down" year and texas having yet to show they're for real.  i'll be rooting for TCU partly because i'd love them to crash the big 12, and because my mom is a horned frog and she's been very tolerant of my dad and me with all our aggie-antics ;-)

 

1 year, 4 months ago on Writer: Texas’ Dodds Needs To Let Go Of Aggie-phobia

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has anyone else notice we've played at miami 3 times since they last played here in 2011?  i'm itching for a repeat of that game: it was raining threes and the heat (who admittedly were still trying to figure their big 3 out at that point) were thoroughly humiliated.  i think the spurs and fans are going to be extremely motivated for that game, and i sense it will be a fun one!

1 year, 4 months ago on Jerry West eyes Spurs as possible roadblock in Heat's winning streak

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no one needs baylor.  the only reason they're even in a top tier league is because the governor at the time of the big 12's formation, who not-so-coincidentally was baylor grad, forced them into the conference with state legislation while leaving schools like TCU out.  quite frankly they never even played like a div 1 school until RG3 came along.

1 year, 4 months ago on Writer: Texas’ Dodds Needs To Let Go Of Aggie-phobia

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 @JeffProjectSpurs

 bruces's? no.  jones? no.  it looks like nothing more than a player doing his best to content a shot which he was slightly late on the rotation.  did he foul him?  yes because he walked into kobe while he was in there air, knocking him off balance.  did he do it on purpose in an attempt to hurt kobe?  of course not.  like allen, steve francis, gary payton, etc he's just a star complaining that anyone who dares to infringe on their space is dirty.

1 year, 4 months ago on Video: Bowen's take on Bryant-Jones controversy

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ray allen's the one who started the whole "if i land on your foot, that makes you a dirty player" effect.  i didn't hear tony crying for isaiah thomas's head a few weeks ago.  this is nothing more than stars crying about defenders daring to infringe on their space and the league sucking up to them to protect ratings.

1 year, 4 months ago on Video: Bowen's take on Bryant-Jones controversy

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why do i get the feeling his basketball idol is ron artest?

1 year, 4 months ago on Henderson A Necessary Villain? What A Weak Defense Of Poor Behavior

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 @Blckdmndskr

 i don't know what the heck you interpreted there, but clearly you got it wrong.  i'm saying this kid is truly a bad one and overall gets away with it because be plays at a less high profile sport at an even lesser high profile school.  if he was a football star, he'd be taking a lot more flack than he already is.  again, for all of you (and i have no idea what your opinion is) who think johnny manziel is a "bad rap", take a look at this henderson bum and imagine the type of bad publicity he'd be getting if he was a football star.  anyone who thinks johnny's public enemy #1 in college sports doesn't know jack about this kid.

1 year, 4 months ago on UM’s Henderson Pretends To Get Arrested After SEC Tourney

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is it possible that DeLoser Dodds and Dr. Power(les)s are becoming the most laughable AD-President duo in the country, surpassing ohio state's Gene Smith and Gordon Gee?  both pairs seem to think they are all-powerful and completely immune to criticism, causing them to end up saying stupid things and looking like idiots to the rest of country.  meanwhile, in their little bubbles they still think the world revolves around them.

1 year, 4 months ago on Texas A.D. Dodds Blames End Of A&M Series On A&M (Also Talks Expansion)

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i get a kick out of people calling announcers hired by the team homers.  they're doing what they were hired to do.  how about worrying about the national announcers who also tend to show bias when they're supposed to be 100% neutral?

1 year, 4 months ago on Elliott called out for being a 'homer' announcer

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too bad this kid isn't on the football team leading ole miss to an even more miraculus season than they already had, then he'd be getting the true bad-rap treatment he deserves.  for all of you hating on johnny manziel, just consider putting henderson in his shoes and decide which one you would dislike more.

1 year, 4 months ago on UM’s Henderson Pretends To Get Arrested After SEC Tourney

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the media and journalists can't be trusted to stay classy these days...except for Mr. SEC, of course ;-)

1 year, 4 months ago on Memphis Writer Takes Twitter Swipe At MSU’s Ray

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for once stern is actually right about something, but only because it has nothing to do with what's going on on the court

1 year, 4 months ago on Video: Stern Bashes Rodman's Visit To North Korea

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 @quad77

 what other division

1 year, 4 months ago on Writer: A&M’s Manziel Needs To Improve Before Jumping To The NFL

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 @quad77

 then don't read it.

1 year, 4 months ago on Writer: A&M’s Manziel Needs To Improve Before Jumping To The NFL

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aww get well soon, dante.  you are clearly just as tough as your father, seeing that cute smile despite the situation.

1 year, 4 months ago on 'El Contusion Jr.' breaks arm, Manu shows solidarity

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 @Tusk  @alamoaggie08  @torris187  how stupid are you?  how the heck do you think they even got a confession out of them?  by showing them they have enough evidence to convict them and they'd likely get a harsher sentence if it goes to the judge.  if they weren't guilty, they wouldn't have confessed.

 

maybe you can enlighten me on that whole arrest and interrogate process?  i've never been through either after all, but apparently you have plenty of experience so you can tell me all about it.

1 year, 4 months ago on Question: How Many Bama Fans Would Have Called For Due Process If Saban Had Acted Immediately?

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 @torris187

 you still don't get it, do you?  TWO OUT OF THE FOUR players CONFESSED TO THE CRIMES!  in case you are unaware what that means: they admitted they were GUILTY and therefore A DANGER TO SOCIETY. 

 

there was no reason to keep those two on the team after they told police they did in fact attack and rob their fellow students.  once there's a confession there is no due process unless investigators suspect there's a cover-up job going on, and there wasn't.  that is all john has been saying this entire time: dismiss the ones who confessed.  it's common sense.  get over yourself and deal with the facts.

1 year, 4 months ago on Question: How Many Bama Fans Would Have Called For Due Process If Saban Had Acted Immediately?

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I don't see anything offensive there, at least from Mariota.  I think the only comment that could be misinterpreted is from Coach Helfrich saying "we ended up with the taller, faster, better-looking guy," and even then it sounds more like humor than critcizm.  It may not be the nicest comment in the world, but it's nothing to get offended over.

1 year, 5 months ago on Oregon QB Says A&M’s Manziel Plays “Backyard Football”

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thank god for all small favors.  i just hit the mute button on games he's analyzing

1 year, 5 months ago on Bobby Knight reportedly set to depart ESPN | February | 2013

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well like you said at least their considering video replay with the ejection rule.  with such a hazy definition there's no way they could eject a player without complete certainty.  you rarely see any ejections in football compared to other sports. 

 

as far as #1 goes, that's another hazy area.  player safely is an important aspect, but not all teams are above using "cramps" to slow down hurry-up offenses, even if it's just to get a sub in.  i've mainly seen it from FCS schools, but it's not unheard of at higher levels.  it's impossible to judge if a player truly has cramps or not (you can usually tell when they pop right up after the refs blow their whistles).  on a wider spectrum and not just for the last minute of the half, i think a better approach to discourage feigning injury would be if a player goes down, he's out for the rest of the drive or a certain amount of clock time, not simply one play.

1 year, 5 months ago on The Good And Bad Of Proposed Football Rule Changes

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oh please the main reason mizzou even got back into that game was about midway through the 2nd half the refs went crazy, calling fouls on a&m for about 1 straight possesions and none on mizzou.  this despite two aggies having to be treated for blood.

1 year, 5 months ago on SEC Hoops: A&M Upsets #21 Mizzou

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it doesn't seem like the spurs get much in return for this deal that they don't alredy have.  jefferson's basically a rich man’s diaw/blair combo with an extra inch or two in height.  i think tiago is worth investing for the future, while I'm not sure Jefferson is really worth the $15mil.  as far as I'm concerned if it ain't broke don't fix it.

1 year, 5 months ago on Rumor: Spurs frontrunners to land Al Jefferson

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stephen A, smith is just a spurs hater, plain and simple.  if there was ever anything to agree with skip bayless on it's that the spurs are legit.  part of me was wishing for a championship last year just to shove down smith's throat over my own simple pleasure.  that being said, who even watches their controversial "first take" anyway?  they already had to fire rob parker: racist extrordinare, plus it's one of the lowest ranking sports shows out there.  once again, i hope the spurs ram it down smith's biased, ungrateful throat.

1 year, 5 months ago on Video: Stephen A. Smith has issues with Spurs atop power rankings

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he won't win the appeal.  he's actually lucky morris was there to soften manu's fall, otherwise it could have been much worse.

1 year, 5 months ago on Report: Suns' Brown to appeal flagrant foul on Ginobili

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 @NoOneInParticular

 i agree that (if texas mans up) there will be plenty of postgame meetings if the non-playoff bowl system remains the same.  besides, we don't need them.  let tu come crawling back to us after they finally realize it's the only way to even slightly tip the recruiting scale back in their direction. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Texas Lawmaker Pushes For Longhorns, Aggies To Renew Series

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when i first heard he was liberal i assumed he'd be a longhorn.  if he consulted with anyone at a&m they would have told him they didn't want him to do this.  he must be really bored down there in the valley.  let tu suffer and find out that their recruiting disadvantage will only magnify as they ignore us.  we don't need this game, but sooner or later they will figure out that they do need it.  let them suffer, Guillen, and you focus on the job at hand which is helping run our gov't.  then again, if this is your biggest concern maybe we don't want you working for our great state or representing our school.

1 year, 5 months ago on Texas Lawmaker Pushes For Longhorns, Aggies To Renew Series

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it's not doctored.  that was proven back in 2009.  they have youtube videos of them trying and missing the shots several times.  also, would companies actually sponsor them (Dude Perfect, not Johnny) if they were fake?  plently of eye witnesses will tell you it's real, whether you want to believe it or not.

1 year, 5 months ago on A&M’s Manziel A Trick Shot Artist, Too?

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so out of curiousity, does a grayshirted player have to wait to start going to school?  unless he wants to pay for his own classes he can't start going to school there yet because his scholarship isn't active?  that's the main problem i'd have with this situation 

1 year, 6 months ago on Get Ready For Complaints: Bama Switches Recruit’s Scholarship To Grayshirt

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wow the more this idiot talks to the public the more stupid he sounds.  he admits that the heat play down to their opponents, meannig they do not give him a valuable performance on a nightly basis, so why not sue them?  why not sue teams like the bobcats, wizards and pistons who are constantly putting a horrible product on the court and diminishing the value of nearly every game?  why not sue the league for the horrible scheduling that put the spurs in that situation to begin with?   why not sue the league for claiming the fine money was for hurting fans, but yet they kept it for themselves?  why not sue the league for not having clear-cut rules and regulations for resting or sending players home for non-injury or personal problems?  we can keep going with this all day, but the fact is this guy is nothing more than an idiot lawyer who probably needs more business, so he's using this as an excuse to get his name out there.

1 year, 6 months ago on McGuinness: I don't have a problem with resting players

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I remember when (it at least seemed like) pop would get himself ejected on purpose to fire up the team.  when efforst seemed to be lacking you could almost anticipate he was going to throw a hissy fit and get ejected to make the team mad and fired up. 

1 year, 6 months ago on Jackson says he's no "Pop Jr."

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Reguarding #17:  No disrespect to Lattimore (who ranked #1), but I think Devon Walker getting paralyzed and almost losing his life on the field is a much worse story and definitely more serious issue than a knee injury, especially during a time when head and spinal issues are being revealed as serious problems.  While Lattimore should recover and will hopefully have a successful career, Walker's life will never be the same.

 

Clearly the author of that article was looking at what it meant to the on-field aspect of football, and Lattimore means more to the game than Walker (much higher NFL asperations, the injury happened on national TV, etc), but if he were looking at the sport as a whole he would show more respect to Walker's story.  (and like John said, it's shameful this idiot even has Petrino ranked as a worse story than Walker)

1 year, 6 months ago on SEC Headlines – 1/14/13

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got anymore defending national champions?  A&M needs to play them on the road...

1 year, 6 months ago on Kentucky Playing 3 Games In 6 Days... No Conspiracy This Year?

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i wish it would have worked out better for blair.  i always liked him a lot, but he never improved after his rookie season.  i think he was super motivated that year to get revenge on everyone who passed him up over an imaginary knee problem, but he lost that motivation afterwards.  i'll be sorry to see him go, but i'll be happy to see him get the 2nd chance he deserves somewhere else.

1 year, 6 months ago on The DeJuan Dilemma

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it just makes KG nothing more than a fake tough guy.  now that is not to say he is not a physically tough as a player because he is, but in my book that's what makes him a fake.  with the god-given skills he has, why he thinks trash and mental intimidation is his best weapon is beyond me.  being one of the best in the game apparently isn't enough for him.  trashtalking must be his way of making sure the world knows it, and people seeing this is apparently not as good as people hearing it.  too bad he feels that way, because that's how he'll be remembered.

1 year, 6 months ago on Garnett's trash talk tarnishes reputation

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 @KY_Daktari

besides the early enrollies, if i'm not mistaken the number of players a school signs can average out over the years.  for example, (and for the sake of a round number) suppose the limit is 30 per year.  if a school undersigns with 25 one year, they can sign up to 35 the next year or have 5 extra to use over a certain number of years.  don't count me that and i can't be sure those are the exact facts, but i do believe i have read something along that line.  i'm sure john's explanation will be much more clear.

1 year, 6 months ago on MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator – 1/10/13

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ironic that they were quicker to apologize for musberger, even though he did nothing wrong, than rob parker after his racist rant on RGIII.  there's plenty of other things espn should apologize for that they don't.  this wasn't one of them.

1 year, 6 months ago on ESPN Apologizes For Musberger’s Comments… Really? Hubba, Hubbub

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I personally think nearly half of the SEC is better than ND.  They even didn't look like a Top 10 team.  Just like A&M (there's your reference) was basically two plays away from being undefeated, ND was two plays away from being 10-2 (botched ref call vs. Standford, botched chip-shot FG by Pitt).  Was I rooting for Alabama?  Of course!  No, not because it makes A&M look better.  It's because I root for those who represent my conference, specifically the ones who welcomed my team with open arms and respect, something I never saw from the Big 12. 

 

See you Sept. 14, Bama!  Until then, SEC all the way!  

1 year, 6 months ago on Notre Dame AD on Bama: “They’re Better Than Everyone”

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notre dame fans tried to claim that manti te'o deserved the heisman over manziel because he's more of a class act.  clearly his "classiness" has not rubbed off to everyone else.

1 year, 6 months ago on Another Pro-Notre Dame T-Shirt Takes A Swipe At Southerners

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 @buddha22  @alamoaggie08

no actually they weren't complaining because they had won there comfortably the previous two years, plus they were considered (and cockishly titled themselves) contenders while a&m was expected to be mediocre at best.  of course they would have been happier playing the game at missouri, but in hind sight (and even before that game took place) do you really think that would have made much of a difference considering they were spiraling down, injured and a&m was undefeated on the road?  think about it before you go blathering off again. 

 

now that we've got all that cleared up...what the heck is your problem?  you are throwing an absolute hissy fit over nothing.  forgive me for using the team i happen to know the most about as an example.  apparently it has offended you a great deal and must be keeping you up at night.  if you want to make an example of missouri or anyone else who feel they got "slighted" in some way (which is basically everyone), then go right ahead.  i'm not going to stop you, and neither is anyone else.

1 year, 6 months ago on Some LSU Fans Wanting Out Of The SEC? We Thought They Were The Tigers, Not The Chickens

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first of all everyone needs to remember that this is temporary scheduling done on the fly due to rapid changes in the conference.  second, it's not the league's fault that several teams didn't perform as expected.  florida, A&M, ole miss and vanderbilt were all better than expected while auburn, tennessee, missouri and arkansas were much worse.  obviously that flipped some strengths-of-schedule around.

 

A&M was expected to have the most brutal stretch of them all with 5 of 6 on the road, the lone home game being LSU and three straight road games at auburn, miss state and alabama.  at this point it doesn't seem that bad since they won all five of those road games and auburn (and miss st to an extent) were duds, but it seemed to spell doom when the schedule was initially released.  no one was crying foul then, just accepting all the "welcome to the sec where every game is tough" hoopla from everyone else.

 

everyone has their ups and downs, some years' shedules are better than others, but like john said it happens to everyone.  it's pretty ironic that LSU is complaining during a very successful stretch of its program history. if LSU truly felt it was one of the top programs in the nation, it wouldn't be complaining.

 

the funniest part was this idiot writer thinks the big 12 would be a more fair league.  yeah right.  they play a round robin schedule (for now)...that's about it.  you think the SEC sucks up?  enjoy life with texas.  about the only answer he gave in his "on second thought" article was LSU should stay in the SEC not because it's the best place for them, but because there's nowhere better go. (a little counter-intuitive, huh?)  smooth operating, dude.  you got yourself in a controversial bind and had to find a way out without permantly damaging your pride and reputation.  Grade: F

1 year, 6 months ago on Some LSU Fans Wanting Out Of The SEC? We Thought They Were The Tigers, Not The Chickens

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 @buddha22  @alamoaggie08 first of all, as far as i've heard his parents are upper middle class.  second, i worked $8/hr jobs for three summers and weekends during high school and didn't spend every dime buying typical girl crap.  like i said, i'm breaking my frugal ways by going to colorado for a whole week , but i've saved enough money that it's not like i will go broke from treating myself to a rare, memorable experience.  my point is everyone is trying to say it's impossible for a 20 yr old to have saved $500-$1000, and i'm saying that's not true and i'm living proof.  as a side note, there is also such a thing as inheritance.  i would like to say i hope that's not where he got his money because that would mean someone he loved passed away.  fortunatey and unfortunately enough i have plenty of inheritance money that i never plan to use unless it's an emergency. but it is there.

1 year, 7 months ago on TNT’s Kerr Wonders How A&M’s Manziel Got Tickets To Mavs Game, Disses SEC In The Process

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my grandparents have given me money and spurs tickets for my birthday and christmas several times.  also, did kerr ever consider that maybe johnny is actually smart enought to save some money?  i worked in high school and was able to save a couple grand -  money i still have today from being frugal.  now, i'm 27, working, making money and building up my accounts for the future.  what am i doing with some of that saved money?  i'm treating myself to trip to colorado for christmas, and each person in my family is paying their share.  it's costing me a similar amount as courtside tickets, the main difference being i'm covering several expenses over several days vs. a three hour event.  who's to say johnny isn't doing the same thing and treating himself to a memorable experience with money he earned and/or saved over time?  it is not steve kerr's place to judge anyone other than the players playing basketball on the court.

1 year, 7 months ago on TNT’s Kerr Wonders How A&M’s Manziel Got Tickets To Mavs Game, Disses SEC In The Process

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great job by johnny despite some awkwardness!  (showing mike sherman and ryan tannehill from two years ago on the screen, asking a freshman if he'll return to school...get it together, NBC!)

1 year, 7 months ago on Manziel’s Heisman Tour Continues On Leno, A&M Gets Some Love From Megan Fox

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heck notre dame fans went nuts over bama's "it's better to be good than lucky" t-shirt, so it's not like they have room to tell anyone to lighten up.  besides, considering the lack of birth control, wouldn't one think that it's the catholics that are producing all the cousins?

1 year, 7 months ago on From “Catholics Vs Convicts” To “Catholics Vs Cousins”

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 @OtownGator

 how do you determine conference finalists (failrly) with 3 divisions?

1 year, 7 months ago on With Seven Schools Exiting The Big East, Get Ready For The Big Bang

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I know it's way too early to matter, but will the Pac-12 ever regret not giving texas is precious LHN therefore eliminating the additions of Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State? (yes I know they were trying to take A&M, not Tech, but A&M wasn't going to go unless the SEC refused to take them, and Texas trying to shop them to the Pac-12 without consulting is what started the real turmoil in that relationship.)  It was never really clear whether their flirt with the Pac was just to beef up support from the Big 12 or if not getting it's own network is truly what turned Texas back.  Either way,  If all this really happens and the Pac-12 is left as the weaker link with limited resources, it would be interesting to know if it makes them look back and wonder what could have been.

1 year, 7 months ago on With Seven Schools Exiting The Big East, Get Ready For The Big Bang

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about the capitol one bowl article: the fact that they wanted a&m vs. northwestern is a real turnoff.  we just played them in a bowl game last year, and it's not a very intersting matchup.  georgia vs. nebraska is the better of the two.  now if it were a&m vs nebraska or michigan, that would be another story, but if i had to choose between a&m vs. northwestern at captiol one or vs. oklahoma at the cotton, i'd go with the latter everytime.

1 year, 7 months ago on SEC Headlines 12/13/2012

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I wish him the best.  Seriously, can you blaim him?  You couldn't ask for a better opportunity than to start your head coaching career at your alma mater where the fan base will be thrilled to have you.  Despite the lack of experience, the Texas Tech fan base has needed a moral boost in recent years, and this could be the cure in bringing back a fan favorite and protege of Mike Leach's offense.

 

My dad was throwing a hissy fit over it last night saying Kliff was making a mistake (jealous, Daddy?), and I just kept telling him to blaim everyone but him.  Blaim Tommy Tuberville for leaving, blaim Cincinnati for hiring him, blaim A&M and Johnny Manziel for boosting his resume, but don't blaim Kliff.  Like Johnny said, Sumlin knows exactly what he's doing.  Everything will be just fine.

1 year, 7 months ago on A&M Offensive Coordinator Kingsbury Lands Head Coaching Job At Texas Tech

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i don't mind a little variety as long as they don't go overboard (a la oregan and maryland).  besides donning a white helmet here and there (has that curse finally been broken?), a&m has had very little change over the years.  sometimes you need a little suprise to provide a spark, like they did with the black unis against miss st.  it was a morning game, they were a little tired, and miss st. was wearing commemorative unis.  none of the players knew they'd even made black unis for the team, so when they walked into the locker room and found them they were completely shocked and energized.  that was fun and good for the team's moral, but there's no reason to go too far beyond that. 

1 year, 7 months ago on Hey, Pal, Those Funky New Uniforms Aren’t For You

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since when is it tubby's business what a&m does, especially when he has nothing to do them at all in cincinatti.  he couldn't even beat a&m at their "weakest" times (in 2010 it was Tanehill's 1st start after a 4-3 start, last year they were blown out after a&m started 2-2 and temporarily ended their 2nd half skids).  i expect a&m to do the same or better, especially with a much more favorable schedule than this year and more experience for the young guys.

1 year, 7 months ago on Tuberville On Texas A&M: “Awfully Tough For Them To Repeat What They Did This Year”

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Don't worry, John.  We all know you're the real Mr. SEC :-)

1 year, 7 months ago on A.P. Hands A&M's Johnny Manziel Award For Offense (This Site Some Free Pub)

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 @AllTideUp

the point is he doesn't think someone who didn't win their division should even be in a BCS bowl (it wouldn't matter if it weren't for the two per conference rule), but it's an odd point coming from him considering he benfited from it just last year.  the only difference this year is unlike alabama, florida can't get into the national championship because of notre dame.  if the irish had a loss, florida would be playing the conference championship for the national championship.  the fact is they'll still get into a BCS bowl even thought they didn't even win their division, and saban doesn't like that because it would affect where his team lands should they lose to georgia.  the fact of the matter is if there's something that hurts his teams chances (fast-paced offense, etc) he'll speak out against it hoping people think highly enough of him to change it in his favor.

1 year, 7 months ago on Pickin' On Nick: Ex-Assistants Jab Their Former Employer?

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I understand where Saban is coming from, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have made that argument this time a year ago when his team was in the exact same place as Florida minus Notre Dame, meaning he got to go to the National Championship game despite not even winning his division.  I know it's a diffrent situation every year, but he was "blessed" by the same scenario he's criticizing last year, and I don't hear him saying for that exact reason Alabama shouldn't have been in a BCS bowl, let alone championship game, last year.

1 year, 7 months ago on Pickin' On Nick: Ex-Assistants Jab Their Former Employer?

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by definition, the award is supposed to go to the most outstanding player in college football.  voters' perspectives on what that exactly is vary each year, but by that definition if you had to submit a vote for this year's heisman winner, who would it be?

1 year, 8 months ago on A&M's Sumlin Says "Compare The Numbers" When Pushing Manziel For Heisman

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 @JB TexasEx  @John at MrSEC

 i'm one happy ag and you're one bitter longwhorn.  get over yourself and enjoy the continuous blowouts to ou.  btw, you think the big 12 is so proud of it's academics?  your outrageous demands wasn't the only thing that turned the pac-10 off.  they're weren't thrilled about receiving two non-AAU schools in texas tech and ok st.  the big ten also wouldn't have accepted nebraska if they had lost their AAU status ealier.  texas has nothing to worry about academically, but it's the lack of status at other institutions that partly played spoiler and your grand scheme to create the first super conferene in the west.  besides, not only did you lose two AAU schools in missouri and a&m, you also gained none from WVU and TCU.  i guess that helps texas feel just a little bit more mighty in the lowly big 12.

1 year, 8 months ago on Longhorn Fans Should Worry As Aggie Goldmine Opens For Business

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 @JB TexasEx  @John at MrSEC

 wrong again, JB.  1) OU is not in texas and tu isn't about to tell them what to do, especially since it's they're only big rival left.  2) a&m consulted with tech and baylor about playing and both of them also said no: sour grapes and fear of mean ol' deloss.

 

do you know the true reason why a&m left?  it all started when texas was looking at the pac-10 (oh, look who tried hardest to break up the big 12 in an attempt to pawn even more off of them).  a&m only found out about it through the media, so they had no idea texas was shopping them to another conference without consulting.  dr. loftin went to dr. powers and asked him what was going on, and the only answer he got was it wasn't his business.  really?  it's not a&m's business that another school is trying to move them to another conference and they don't know about it?  talk about lack of respect for a fellow institution.  it was clear there that texas just saw a&m as a little pawn in their grand scheme. not a respected rival or fellow university.  well we knew that we weren't a pacific school so started reconsulting with the sec, and here we are now happier, richer and on our way to being more successful than ever.  you t-sips thought we needed you.  wrong.  as it turns out, it looks like you'll be needing us. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Longhorn Fans Should Worry As Aggie Goldmine Opens For Business

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 @John at MrSEC

 haha yeah i know that.  i watch too much nba, where officiating scandals have already been proven. ;-)  i think the biggest adjustments i've had to make is refs are a lot more lenient on pass interference than the big 12, which is no suprise.  it's a tough judgement call to make.  one thing i like about football is the refs shouldn't (and that's a big SHOULDN'T) have has much influence on the game compared to my other favorite sports (basketball and soccer).  the only game i (and everyone else, including the announcers) felt the refs were leaning one way was the la tech game, and those were conference usa refs, so draw your own conclusion.

1 year, 8 months ago on SEC Fans Have To Be Torn Over Bama-A&M Game

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 @JB TexasEx  @John at MrSEC

 there's no rationale to consider other than sour grapes when it comes to ending the series.  the reasoning deloss gave was the schedule was full, but seriously don't tell me there aren't cupcakes in there that texas can't pay off with their $300 mil from the longhorn network.  that reasoning also doesn't fly considering deloss quickly went out and all but threatened each big 12 team, especially those in texas, who would even consider scheduling a&m in any sports.  billy kennedy and rick barnes talked about playing in basketball, but barnes is basically too scared to ask.  you're right that it won't happen with deloss around, but there's no reasoning behind it other than he said too much earlier and is too proud to give in now. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Longhorn Fans Should Worry As Aggie Goldmine Opens For Business

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...and let's not forget the $20 mil or however much money the league gains from a national championship.  I'm not into conspiracy theories (or at least beyond the NBA and David Stern), but it wouldn't suprise me if the refs are a little "harder" on A&M than Alabama and let more 50-50 calls go the Tide's way.  I would like to think the SEC and Mike Slive are above all that, and I truly believe they are, but it would not suprise me.

1 year, 8 months ago on SEC Fans Have To Be Torn Over Bama-A&M Game

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it's just the evolution of the game.  the 80's and 90's were all about the hard defenses having the upper hand, so over the last 10+ yrs teams started figuring out how to counter that, and hurry-up offense seemed to be the answer.  evetually teams will adjust and the game will probably revolve back to being all about defense. the evolution of the game is a revolving door.  nothing should be done to stop its course short of addressing safety issues, and I'm pretty sure very few would be found if the NCAA did in fact start keeping statistical records on the matter.(what do you want to bet 85% of those "injuries"would be cramps, and about half of them would fall under the category of "skeptical"?)

1 year, 8 months ago on Facing A&M’s No-Huddle, Bama’s Saban Backs Off Comments About That Style Of Offense

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ok everyone seriously needs to cool off.  I didn't find a single thing wrong or offensive in this article.  the rolled ankle comment was meant to do nothing more than emphasize how important johnny is to the team, although not many teams can say they have a better backup than jamiel showers.  unless you are seriously concerned about jinxes (i admittedly am but not from a 3rd party) there was nothing wrong or crass with about that line. 

 

yes John has been quick to point out some pranks that may or may not be anyone from A&M's fault, but give him a break.  he hasn't been any harder on A&M than any other team.  in fact he wrote an article giving more praise to a&m than any one else did for the maroon wall to protect Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale's family from those idiotc Westboro Baptist Church protestors.  Here's the link if you need a refreshers course:

 

http://www.mrsec.com/2012/07/texas-am-students-stand-up-to-nutbag-church-protesters/

1 year, 8 months ago on SEC Game Roundup: Bama Survives LSU Test, A&M Rises, MSU Falls, UT Defense Flops

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that johnny manziel fumble should have been ruled a touchdown.  it was obvious on video replay, and if anything his knee was down before the ball came loose, so it would have been 4th and goal on the goal line.  not sure what the people on the video review squad were thinking...

1 year, 8 months ago on SEC Game Roundup: Bama Survives LSU Test, A&M Rises, MSU Falls, UT Defense Flops

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A&M got slightly shafted in the polls. they should have moved up more, at least past Oklahoma and Stanford. Besides LSU I think A&M is the best two-loss team in the nation, and probably better than some one-loss teams like Oregan St.

1 year, 8 months ago on Bama Stays #1 In BCS Standings, Still Five SEC Squads In The Top Eight

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if nothing else lebron james will always be remembered for starting the "taking my talents to__" fad.  he might as well copyright it.

1 year, 8 months ago on UT’s Dooley Suspends Freshman Phillips After Twitter Shoutout To Florida

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 @Vander

 agreed.  you can't jump to conclusion on these things.  it wouldn't suprise me in the least if it was someone else trying to make a&m look bad.  they've done it before and they'll do it again.

1 year, 8 months ago on Yo, Aggie Fans, You Can't Complain About 'Horn Fans If You Act Like 'Em

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it's the right call.  reid's just lucky that evans is 6'5".  if he were a few inches shorter it just might have been (inadvertant) neck or helmet contact

1 year, 9 months ago on No Suspension For LSU's Reid (And With Good Reason)

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for #26: if only i had the clip from Shrek where the woman is yelling "the chair!  give him the chair!" while shrek is fighting farquad's knights...

1 year, 9 months ago on SEC Headlines 10/16/2012

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you hit the nail right on the head.  maybe alabama's internal punishments were enough to satisfy the league office and considering this was a freshman second or third string there really isn't any reason to think conspiricy.    that being said, the SEC now has to be very careful 1) to make sure it doesn't unfairly punish players for similar acts in the future and 2) that it hasn't openned a door saying anything that is technically not against the rules, no matter how wrong or dirty, can go unpunished.

 

we've already seen one player, Devon Walker of Tulane, seriously injured this season (given that was a semi-freak accident during a routine play, nothing dirty), and several others being affected by concussions, so hopefully this will be a point of emphasis during the off-season.  rules need to be made that any dangerous, careless act, whether technically leagal or not, needs to be addressed.  you're either in or out on safety issues.  there should be no more fuzzy lines like this one in the future.

1 year, 9 months ago on SEC Won’t Suspend Bama’s Fanning, Explains Decision

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ha ha that was me that mentioned la-tech's defense, but oyu might remeber i also added in () that a&m's defensive performance depended on how depleted they would be with several injuries in the secondary and those original suspensions on the D-line.  turns out the lack of depth showed.  no, they are nowhere near being an sec calibur defense, but those missing players would have made a big enough difference.

1 year, 9 months ago on SEC Game Roundup: Coaches In Trouble, No-Huddle Edition

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like i said before, it would seem bruising (and in this case dirty) defenses are more dangerous than high-tempo offense.  had la-tech been an SEC team, their player who knocked ryan swope out with a dirty crown-of-the-helmet-to-the-head-of-a-defenseless-receiver play would have gotten him suspended, but i imagine the WAC doesn't care.

1 year, 9 months ago on Bama’s Fanning Delivers Dangerous Takedown; Mizzou Handles Matters On The Field

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one missed point that may or may not be a factor in the a&m-la tech game is la tech basically has the 2nd worst defense in the nation behind baylor.  a&m has given up yards, but not many points this season.  the aggie's defense isn't great, but it's much better than la tech (assuming they aren't too depleted this week).  the difference between victory and defeat will probably be a defensive stop or two, and a&m is more capable of providing that than la tech.

1 year, 9 months ago on SEC Game Previews – 10/12/12

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is there an explanation anywhere as to why sumlin came to this decision?  there were plenty of "please, it's ole miss" comments out there, but who cares?  sumlin shouldn't.  everyone knows that game had historical significance, and for that matter ole miss is a quickly improving team.  it's something that just kind of came out of nowhere.

1 year, 9 months ago on A&M’s Sumlin Needs To Lighten Up Over Victory Celebration Video

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I never came away with the opinion that Sabam doesn't like up-tempo because he thinks it will hurt his team's bruising defense, but like I said before and Mr. SEC kind of hit the point too: what do you do to prevent it?  There's already two clocks to worry about, so do you add a third one and say perhaps 20 sec has to pass after the play is dead and before the 35 sec snap clock starts so defenses can "recover"?  If that's the case do you have to stop the regular clock between every play? 

Again, this leads to back to Mr. SEC's point that this would just make games even longer, and for that matter it would make all teams the same and the game very boring with no evolution.  The only rule I can think of that would be logical enough is that the defense can sub and the offense can't snap until they're ready anytime, not just when the offense subs.

I personally see nothing unsafe about uptempo offenses other than it seems to be a cause for more cramps among the defense.  The solution?  Better conditioning and more hydration.

1 year, 9 months ago on CBS’ Danielson Backs Saban’s Comments About Hurry-Up Offenses “100%”

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As far as attrition goes, just remember that it was now deservedly-ranked #4 Florida that was rolling on the ground with "cramps" against A&M on a mild (for early September) and not-very-humid day in College Station, not the other way around.  We'll know A&M's true attrition level after playing 12 games in less than 12 weeks (final game is on Thanksgiving).  The article is very true makes plenty of sense, but it lacks giving credit where it's due.

1 year, 9 months ago on What Mizzou And A&M Are Learning Out About The SEC

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 @SWCBonfire

 100% agree.  I know our hardest games are still ahead of us and we haven't truly gained the respect of the SEC yet, but no one knew what to expect from A&M with a new coach, QB and schemes.  I think it's safe to say A&M has already exceded expectations, even if that just includes looking better than expected, plus the future looks even brighter with freshmen like Johnny and Mike Evans just beginning to scratch the surface.

1 year, 9 months ago on What Mizzou And A&M Are Learning Out About The SEC

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the only "injuries" i've seen coming from no-huddle offenses is cramping defenses, and that's caused either by poor conditioning or hydration.  i can see the point saban is trying to make about defenses not being ready, but the fact is it's not against the rules, and for that matter what rules can be made to stop it? 

 

do we need another clock that states offenses can't snap until a certain amount of time has passed?  if that's the case, does the game clock stop betweem every play during this "recovery" period for defenses?  another thought is the offense can't snap until the defense is set.  well all that does is give the defense advantage to mess up tempo by taking their time. 

 

i can keep going, but the reality is hard-hitting defenses are more dangerous and cause more injuries than fast-moving offenses.  american football is one of the most dangerous sports in the world, and nothing short of making it a no contact sport will change that.

1 year, 9 months ago on Bama’s Saban Says Up-Tempo Offenses Can Lead To Injuries On Defense

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that's not a horse collar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL2fqv6I6ew

 

now that's a horse collar!

1 year, 12 months ago on Video: Ginobili takes out LeBron James | July

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