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  1. No Shark Week topic? Seriously? It's friggin SHARK WEEK!
  2. There seem to be quite a few, dependent on your preference. What do you consider to be dumb Olympic sports? Handball - didn't look like the handball I grew up playing, which was more like racquetball between 2-4 people. Looked a bit like hockey without the sticks. Field Hockey - Speaking of... Every time I hear the crack of the ball, I look to see someone's leg broken. Must suck to be a goalie. Rhythmic Gymnastics - Dancing with a hula hoop or a ball. Really? Flexibility and grace is cool, but most strippers have that too. Badminton - I realize how fast the game is played, but it is still only a game for kids in the summer or at family reunions. Do you have a badminton league in your town? Table Tennis - Again, a high velocity game, but anything that the majority of us played while drunk in college does not constitute a sport. Why not darts as well?
  3. Do we have a topic devoted to this? Searched and saw some specific day ones, but not a general one. Since we are having our first scrimmage today I would love to follow any daily updates and look for it in one place. This might have been posted already but below is the latest video due to a media ban last week. August 5th practice.
  4. Ok. I will be sure to go back to my "spotless life".
  5. That didn't go as planned.
  6. Well if all the Mett threads deteriorate to beekcake shots... Sorry Okie.
  7. You missed my point entirely, but I will still answer this. Who on this forum said this or even alluded to it? You are disputing a statement that nobody made? Your assumption is here. and here. Is this difficult to understand? Who on here has suggested you should agree with anyone?
  8. You made some valid points until this. You should stick to discussing the player, and not the people discussing the player. Glad for your personal story of redemption, but who the hell said you cornered the market? Mighty arrogant assumption on your part. Like I said before, stick to discussing the player and his actions, and leave the personal judgments of posters on the forum out of it.
  9. And apparently there is now a source "close to TM" that disputes he wants to return.
  10. Policy makes sense. Not in favor of his return. If he does, I will support him as I do every LSU athlete.
  11. Nootch is right. A rule is a rule, and we have lauded Miles for this. If two strikes gets a suspension and 3 gets you off the team, that should be that. If an exception is made here, it sends the wrong msg to the locker room. In fact, the very opposite is sent. "If you are a really special player, there is always a chance..." I will be surprised if it is allowed.
  12. Circle jerks can be fun but also quite boring. Legitimate discussion requires at least two sides, and while I disagree with Steve's, I respect his right to have it, and am appreciative of the exercise. I thought this was what discussion forums were for?
  13. Yes, it could be or it could blow up in our faces. Will either TM or LSU be applauded when he fails a drug test next year and is summarily dismissed? Would that potentially help or hurt our team in preparations for the next season? How about on the Friday before the bama game? If that happens I suppose we kick him off, and make him wait two years to rejoin the team? What could be wrong with that? Preposterous! Why does LSU have a PR department? And they are not glossing over a discretion in order to look good, but considering how foolish they might look by letting him back on the team, is a consideration. I guarantee they are "considering" that right now. And also "considering" what would happen to the school and the team should TM fail again. Doing what's "right for the player" is to be expected, but doing what is right for the university should always come first. LSU has more at stake than one player, regardless of how beloved or penitent.
  14. Bad idea. Too controversial, too much bad publicity for LSU, and ultimately circumvents the consequence that he justly paid. A poor msg would be sent to the rest of the team. Even for TM, this is probably one of the worse moves he could make.
  15. I agree with this also. I would be unpleasantly surprised if this happened.
  16. As am I. You accuse everyone disagreeing you as being dismissive, when you yourself have been exactly that. In regards to TM, I made two points. One of which you contradicted yourself at least twice, and another in which you repeatedly ignored. So I will make it one more time since you are being so persistent in kicking this topic around. If you know TM was a "poison" in the locker room based upon his flaunting of the team rules, why will you not use the exact same tag for Ware and Simon? They were suspended for the exact same thing and are still on the team, I assume busily "poisoning" it. Is your contention merely that they were just influenced by TM, and therefor not responsible for their own actions? You might also consider Baker as well, who last year was quietly suspended for one game. LSU never told you what that was for, did they? I have brought this point up repeatedly, and you have ignored it each time. I am an equal opportunity person. If I am going to condemn one person for something, they are all going to get the same treatment, because it is about the behavior and not the individual. Why is this different with you? See what I did there? The point is, you have been very heavy-handed in your labels and condemnation of TM, but not been across the board with other players. It's a bit of a crusade. Everybody here has agreed that TM needed to be gone because he broke the rules, and everyone here has acknowledged he made his own choices - therefor he is responsible. If we take note of how phucked up his life has been, it is not an attempt to mitigate and excuse his behavior, it is an attempt to understand how someone that seems to be(by all accounts, including Miles) a pretty good person, can make such a bad choice. Ultimately he will have to straighten up - which point everyone also agrees. The fact that nobody else agrees that his behavior amounted to "poison", especially in light of the team's performance does not make us apologists. You should have let this go a long time ago.
  17. Too many other ways to get news. In order to make $ in print/internet media, you have to be controversial. Their paychecks don't have the words "stupid [censored]" on it. All spends the same to them. I just refuse to pay them.
  18. First show up tonight @ 7pm - Ultimate Air Jaws: Reloaded @ 8pm - Air Jaws Apocalypse(white shark known as Colossus)
  19. Best of luck with that. He is one of the most talked about athletes on twitter and FB. When was Carl ever anything but arrogant? His public speculation was unfair and Bolt had a right to tell him to shut up. Especially after he obliterated his records.
  20. I put the over/under @ one 1/2 of the first game. I will take the under.
  21. Not really. We all read too much into these things. Coaches stop play, substitute players trying to find the best fit, and stage situations for down and distance quite often. They also call plays in some situations they might not normally, just to see what the limits of their players are. Or to show the players what their limits are. And please let's not forget that our defense works with our offense every day and will have a better feel for tendencies and the offensive play book. Mett is an improvement over JJ and Lee both. However, he is still going to make mistakes, and he will throw interceptions. LSU fans are understandably gunshy over QB play, but we are just gonna have to get over it and enjoy the season. We went to the NC with a much harder schedule and the QB position was a patch job. We have upgraded and the proof will be on the field before you know it.
  22. Yep. Great athlete that has just fallen through the cracks. Certainly we know OBJ and Landry are going to do well this year with a real passer, but hopefully Shep can legitimately be a threat. They got him the ball some out of the backfield in the scrimmage, so maybe they can figure out how to use him this year. His Y/P is too good to ignore him.
  23. So if you didn't look at the videos, Mills ran with the ones in place of Collins(nicked). The RBs had a good day, with Hill having the best of it. According to Miles, so take it for what its worth, Mett was 15-30 with 2 TDs and 1 INT (Simon). Rivers and Bolden were both around 50% completions in their reps, with Rivers getting more. Ford got some looks at PR in addition to OBJ. May be several people gget a shot at that. Miles also talked about being comfortable with the possibility of using a safety or faster LB in the nickle, or using a combination of Collins and Mills. We should be thankful for the slow start in our schedule this year. Will be a fun ride.
  24. I guess that is my disconnect with you. I have not seen anyone make any excuses for him here. An explanation is not an excuse. I look at his life and think it's a miracle he is not more emotionally messed up than he is. I also agree that people are responsible for their choices, but if you think a childhood like what TM had was not a factor, I got some land to sell you. Now should he have overcome it and succeeded anyway? Yes. But quite a few don't. Heck quite a few kids who have everything in their favor don't make it, but that is besides the point. At the end of the day, he made a mistake. But if you are going to condemn him as poison to the locker room (you have), than you have to condemn Simon and Ware as well. They have got 2 strikes against them for the same stuff, and obviously they felt they could break the rules of the team as well. I don't see you leveling the same condemnation at them, and I see that as a bit hypocritical. What's the excuse for them, they have only done it twice instead of three times? Or have they only been caught twice? I don't think anyone here wants to gloss over what he did and give him a pass. Miles surely didn't and his decision is completely supported. Instead i think everyone is sad it happened (more for him than for LSU), and is rooting for him to straighten out his life. Which means straighten out the drugs, not football. It's an easy distinction, and I am unsure why you seem to have missed it.