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two

2/9/2012 2:35:15 PM

rwoody
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that guy is a huge duke fan, obviously, and he also wrote a "not our rivals" piece after unc curb-stomped us:
http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/15351/the-cruel-kings-of-carolina-strike-again

they also have a big unc fan on staff but I forget his name

2/9/2012 3:41:25 PM

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What Would the End of Football Look Like?

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7559458/cte-concussion-crisis-economic-look-end-football

Hard not to get half a chub reading that

2/10/2012 4:35:52 PM

Slave Famous
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Completely asinine. Violence will always sell.

2/10/2012 4:41:54 PM

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"In Raleigh, Mark Turgeon took over for the vilified Sidney Lowe, who could recruit but plainly couldn't motivate or coach. With five starters who average 10 points per game, Turgeon is the envy of first-year coaches everywhere. To his credit, he's made the most of his situation, compiling a 7-3 ACC record. Unfortunately, the schedule is about to get murderous. With Duke, Florida State, and North Carolina back-to-back-to-back, the bloom on Turgeon's rose might be ready to fade. One upset, though, and State will have a hell of a signature win in its belt come March."


http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/17060/is-the-acc-the-most-exciting-conference-in-basketball

2/13/2012 12:46:43 PM

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who?

2/13/2012 1:00:01 PM

GingaNinja
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In Turgeon we trust!

2/13/2012 1:01:33 PM

Ernie
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Headline: "Is the ACC the Most Exciting Conference in Basketball?"

First paragraph: "the ACC is the most exciting"

J School 101

2/13/2012 1:19:34 PM

Slave Famous
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One step above the Bleacher report favorite "The ACC is the most exciting conference in basketball. In the following article, I am going to explain why."

2/13/2012 1:22:03 PM

Ernie
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I think you mean, "In the following slideshow"

2/13/2012 1:24:39 PM

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WE MAJOR

3/1/2012 9:20:22 AM

Ernie
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Came here to post this quote

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"Obama: I did, yes. Yes. My crossover is solid."

3/1/2012 10:52:42 AM

HCH
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Is Simmons top button unbuttoned? He is such a toolbag.

3/1/2012 11:31:04 AM

thegoodlife3
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that fucking ruled

3/1/2012 11:50:55 AM

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"Is Simmons top button unbuttoned? He is such a toolbag."


What? How does that make him a toolbag?

3/1/2012 11:56:53 AM

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I think he's a huge fucking tool, isn't funny, and completely sucks as a guest host of PTI

and yes, if you're meeting with the president in the white house, try to look as presentable as possible

3/1/2012 12:22:23 PM

HCH
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Well, for one, he is meeting the president. Don't try so hard to look like a slob. But Simmons is a tool in general, not just because he tries to pretend he is the average sports fan. I wouldn't expect more from a Mass-hole though.

3/1/2012 12:24:30 PM

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not a simmons fan either, even dating back to the Page 2 days I was tired of him

3/1/2012 12:59:09 PM

MisterGreen
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but let's not all pile on bill simmons here...

wait. yes. let's.

3/1/2012 1:05:32 PM

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Maybe the President should focus on I don't know running the country.

If he wants to be a sports fan or singer than don't run for re-election.

3/1/2012 1:05:43 PM

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I'm a fan of his column, but if you had just said he was a tool for the way he wrote or acted I could have accepted that. To each his own. But to say he is a tool for unbuttoning the top bottom is pretty lame. He is a comical sports writer. It would have been toolish to come in decked out in a snooty suit with a power tie.

I enjoyed the podcast. It's nice to see the President unscripted and just talking like an average guy about sports.

3/1/2012 1:16:27 PM

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"Maybe the President should focus on I don't know running the country.
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What a tired fucking argument. It's said anytime there is any president ever doing anything other than sitting in the oval office. When Bush played golf or Obama talks about sports etc. They are people. Get over it you fuckwit.

3/1/2012 1:28:17 PM

HCH
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I guess since they couldnt get press passes to the Duke-UNC game, they decided to cover our game last night. Also, there is video of the Calvin Leslie play about halfway through:

http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/18735/comedy-and-survival-nc-state-beats-miami

3/1/2012 2:09:51 PM

Ernie
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"he made beeping reverse noises when they ran backward"


A+ heckling

3/1/2012 2:14:23 PM

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" In just two weeks the Wolfpack's certain tournament-berth started looking rather uncertain."


When was it ever certain?

3/1/2012 2:19:57 PM

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Haters ITT. Judging from most of the posts in Sports Talk here, you guys shouldn't be criticizing anyone's writing ability. If shitting on Bill Simmons is cool, consider Ernie Miles Davis.

3/1/2012 2:29:17 PM

Ernie
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I'm a partially reformed Simmons hater. I still think he's a bit of a twat who's been writing the same five columns for 10 years, but Grantland is such a fantastic website that I can't believe no one put it together earlier. I commend him for creating something new and interesting in an age of Bleacher Report slideshows.

3/1/2012 3:03:51 PM

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Grantland is a site full of fantastic writers organized and edited by a much shittier writer.

3/1/2012 3:13:43 PM

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what was the article about State fans on grantland today???

Also, are you guys fucking serious? You're supposed to unbutton the top button on business casual attire.

You'd look like an idiot with it buttoned.

http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/18735/comedy-and-survival-nc-state-beats-miami
found it



[Edited on March 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM. Reason : a]

3/1/2012 3:30:15 PM

HCH
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Meh, it looked like he was wearing a tie, but it might just be the light reflecting off his shirt. Either way, he is trying way too hard to look sloppy.

Anyway, I forgot about the little kid dancing on the jumbotron and then getting punched in the face by his sister. Hilarious stuff, really lightened the mood of the crowd last night.

3/1/2012 3:52:05 PM

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"Either way, he is trying way too hard to look sloppy."


If he's not wearing a tie, then how is he doing this?

3/1/2012 4:02:37 PM

Slave Famous
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Haters ITT. Judging from most of you wear to work on a daily basis, you guys shouldn't be criticizing anyone's sense of fashion.

3/1/2012 4:03:50 PM

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Slave Famous sniffs Simmons' taint ITT

[Edited on March 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM. Reason : j]

3/1/2012 4:15:20 PM

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it's definitely unbuttoned. Look at his collar and tie, and then look at Obama's.

if you're gonna make the effort to dress up in a full suit and tie but intentionally fuck it up (like unbuttoning the top button), why bother?

3/1/2012 4:23:56 PM

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I like the guy, not to the point of worship. But it seems some here go out of their way to hate him. Of course, there are more talented sports writers out there, but no one's disputing that. My favorite writer on the site is Bill Barnwell. His NFL pieces make Peter King look like a little bitch.

3/1/2012 4:28:30 PM

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yes, clearly his top button is unbuttoned. but if he's not wearing a tie (can't tell from the pic) it shouldn't be buttoned.

and i enjoyed that column about the game last night.

3/1/2012 5:06:08 PM

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i don't bother reading 10k words about the nba, but i listen to almost every bs report. it's probably my favorite podcast, maybe second behind tony kornheiser's radio show.

3/1/2012 6:07:38 PM

thegoodlife3
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it's like we are the same person sometimes

3/2/2012 12:25:46 AM

rwoody
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you people are psychotic, he isn't wearing a tie

3/2/2012 8:50:27 AM

aimorris
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I think that's the point. If you're interviewing the president, you should probably put on a tie. Especially if you're already wearing a sport coat.

3/2/2012 8:52:19 AM

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3/2/2012 9:48:30 AM

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business casual does not entail wearing a tie. This was an ESPN interview it was not intended to be Bill O'Reilly squaring off with President Obama

3/2/2012 10:36:20 AM

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I wonder how many people who hate Simmons like Reilly

Simmons also headed up the 30 for 30 series, which was fucking amazing

3/2/2012 12:09:29 PM

Ernie
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Reilly is the absolute worst.

3/2/2012 12:17:55 PM

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Simmons is much, much better than Reilly.

3/2/2012 12:24:02 PM

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^^^^^ If they ever do a movie for Romney, Pullman could play him.

I do agree that it is the president, even if it's a casual interview you should dress nice as a show of respect for the office.

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"What Would the End of Football Look Like?

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7559458/cte-concussion-crisis-economic-look-end-football

Hard not to get half a chub reading that"


They'd just accept rugby rules as far as tackling is concerned. (nothing above the chest, wrap the guy up, no dropping a guy on his head)

[Edited on March 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM. Reason : /]

3/2/2012 12:45:10 PM

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Although Simmons' shtick is tired, it's still miles better than Reilly. And he isn't a tool because he would try to dress sloppy when interviewing the president. He is a tool because he is a liberal Yankee who lives in LA and roots for UNC, even though he's never been to Chapel Hill.

3/2/2012 4:02:06 PM

thegoodlife3
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roots for UNC?

liberal Yankee?

wat

3/2/2012 4:31:08 PM

rwoody
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he doesn't root for unc, he put something on twitter about duke not giving them a press pass so he is doing the twitter deal as an F you to duke.

he doesn't give a shit about college sports.

[Edited on March 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM. Reason : hch posting out of his ass ITT]

3/2/2012 5:01:51 PM

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"Duke wouldn't credential Grantland for Saturday's UNC-Duke game. I already hated Duke but was diplomatic about it... no more. IT IS ON!"

3/2/2012 5:08:59 PM

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