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Re: New article up
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Good recap. Are our mistakes on special teams due to inexperience!

Posted on: 9/17 8:14 pm
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Re: Official Uniforms for Oklahoma
Pitt Hater
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The new regime doesn't believe in tradition. Haven't you been reading Fufari?


I have not heard much from Mickey as of late, so I went on the interwebs to find out what he has been writing. Lo and behold, he wrote an article that was published on the 12th on this very topic. Even SaneJane will agree with what he wrote.

Mickey wrote 3 pages about not understanding. Isn't there anything else Of consequence happening?

Sorry Lester, tried to credit you. I'm getting old..

Posted on: 9/17 7:58 pm
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Re: NEW WMITC Recommendations
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Amen to the pictures request.

Posted on: 9/16 7:19 pm
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Re: Worley suspended
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Give me a pot smoker any day. From SI.com http://www.si.com/college-football/20 ... klahoma-domestic-violence

In April, Missouri star Dorial Green-Beckham busted into the home of his girlfriend with such force that he broke through the drywall surrounding the door. He pushed one of her roommates down four stairs, according to a police report of the incident, and then the 6-foot-6, 225-pound wide receiver dragged his girlfriend out of the apartment by her neck.
Missouri kicked Green-Beckham off the team but he was never charged with a crime. His girlfriend’s roommate declined to press charges, saying she feared the backlash from fans and attention from the media. Police called Green-Beckham’s
girlfriend “extremely uncooperative,” and police records show she texted her roommate: “Football really is all he has going for him, and pressing charges would ruin it for him completely.”
Three months later, Green-Beckham was accepted at Oklahoma, getting a fresh start with one of the most successful football programs in the country. It was a move that Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione admitted the school would be unlikely to repeat today. “If someone presented a case like that now, I think you would be fair to say that he probably wouldn’t be at Oklahoma,” Castiglione said.
The video released last week of Baltimore Ravens star tailback Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator has led to a heightened awareness around college athletics. It will be more difficult for schools to rely on the fact that a player wasn’t charged or preach that a player has “learned his lesson,” according to several college officials who spoke to The Inside Read.
Castiglione stressed that Oklahoma didn’t regret admitting Green-Beckham. His stance that OU may not take Green-Beckham now is simply reflective of how the scrutiny level has changed. “Just because of the attention and the cases now in the public consciousness, the university would have been unlikely to take on a situation like that,” Castiglione said.
Multiple collegiate officials echoed the notion of a heightened sense of awareness of domestic issues. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said it was a “good question” whether a player like Green-Beckham could transfer to a high-profile school now, but also expressed skepticism that talented players will be left on the sidelines because of troubled pasts. West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck said schools need to double down on education about domestic issues.
“The sensitivity is at an all-time high,” Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said. “Just as the NFL is under a great deal of scrutiny right now, the same is true in college athletics.”
Oklahoma may be the epicenter for this issue at the college level, as Green-Beckham isn’t the only Sooner who has been accused of violence against a woman. In July, freshman tailback Joe Mixon, a five-star recruit, was charged with punching a 20-year-old female in the face, fracturing her jaw, cheekbone and orbital bone. The incident occurred at a late-night eatery and was caught on tape, but police have not released the video. It was shown to approximately 40 media members in early September, and, according to reports, the female slapped Mixon and he punched her, and she stayed on the ground for about half a minute. He then left the scene.
Mixon faces a misdemeanor assault charge (he pleaded not guilty and has a court date later this month) and the university suspended him for a year, but many have questioned why he is still enrolled in school.
In January, Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon was accused of sexually assaulting a female student, an allegation that became public in April. The local district attorney declined to press charges, but Shannon is serving a one-year suspension for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy. He’s maintained his innocence.
During a nearly two-hour discussion on Sunday, Castiglione sounded like a guy caught in between defending the university’s housing of several players accused of crimes against women and one acknowledging the new reality. Castiglione pointed out that Green-Beckham has behaved well at Oklahoma and he didn’t want his comments to make him feel unwelcome. “I don’t want to create the impression that you are here, but you shouldn’t be here,” he said.
At one point, he cautioned against comparing cases like those of Rice and Green-Beckham, as Rice was arrested, charged and later entered a diversion program for first-time offenders. Castiglione pointed out that Green-Beckham was never charged and also said Oklahoma officials, including the compliance office,
researched Green-Beckham thoroughly. Green-Beckham has been involved in two marijuana incidents, one which he was charged in. “If we knew he had done something wrong,” Castiglione said, “I can assure you he would not be here.”
But Green-Beckham, who is sitting out this year as a transfer, clearly did something wrong or he’d still be at Missouri, and the details in the police report shed light on why the women who could have pressed charges against him did not.
There were a few days of bad publicity, but the story about Green-Beckham's transfer shifted from the ethics of whether Oklahoma should have taken him to his waiver request and his potential eligibility this season. The waiver was denied. The negative publicity died down and Oklahoma ended up with a player who was the country’s No. 1 recruit in 2012 and led Missouri with 12 touchdown catches last season as a sophomore.
“Whatever he may or may not have done,” Castoglione said, “he is trying to become a better person.”
As time passes, will anything really change in the long term? Bowlsby predicts that the Rice incident will not deter schools from taking talented players with troubled pasts.
“The fact is that if sometimes a person is a good enough player, institutions may overlook missteps,” Bowlsby said. “I’m not necessarily talking about sexual assault or violence, but they may be accused of stealing or academic problems. I’m guessing there would be a time that Ray Rice ends up in playing in the NFL again. There will be an organization willing to take him on because he’s a good enough player.”

Posted on: 9/16 8:22 am
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Re: WVU vs. MD
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wvumitch wrote:
The offense has the firepower to keep up with the Sooners, provided we keep the pedal down appropriately...

Only question is still whether the defense can stop anyone (with a pulse) from driving and scoring... credit UMd for using the read option EXTREMELY well (frighteningly well, actually), but our D has to play smart from start to finish. They had some great series against Bama and MD but had more than a few stinkers as well...


Our defense played great today. That is what I saw anyways. Great in comparison to great not in comparison to last year when we couldn't read/tackle anyone.

Posted on: 9/13 9:34 pm
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Re: Maryland Stats
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Jeez, our opponents have 100% success in the red zone. Alabama, but still.

Posted on: 9/8 8:00 am
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Re: WVU Golf
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One of my phys ed 1-credit gym classes was this.

Posted on: 9/5 10:55 pm
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Re: Question for fans that went to the Alabama game
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Besides the fact that a lot of them were fancy pants, the balance were good eggs.

Posted on: 9/3 9:30 pm
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Re: Lame Joke Thread...
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I ride past a church during my work commute and they've started to put up some clever comments on their outside sign:

Baptism: the original ice bucket challenge

and today's:

Then Satan said to Math "Put letters into formulas and call it Algebra."

Posted on: 9/3 7:44 am
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Re: Rumors of a new football stadium
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Just a new practice facility, hopefully.

Posted on: 9/2 8:34 pm
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Re: Any couchers on the way to Atlanta?
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There is also an annual labor day black gay party in mid-town.

Posted on: 8/30 9:50 am
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Re: WVU Crab Feast
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My family missed it for the first time in many years this year. It is always an awesome time.

Posted on: 8/23 8:59 am
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Re: WMITC for sale
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Jude, I hope you still post your great pics. Thanks for everyone's efforts.

Posted on: 8/23 8:57 am
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Re: Lame Joke Thread...
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A golfer, now into his golden years, had a lifelong ambition to play the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verde, Fla., exactly the way the pros do it. The pros drive the ball out over the water onto the small green that is on a small spit of land. It was something the golfer had tried hundreds of times without success. His ball had always fallen short, into the water. Because of this, he never used a new ball on this particular hole. He always picked out one that had a cut or a nick, as did many other "average" golfers when negotiating very challenging holes.

Recently he went to Sawgrass to try again. When he came to the fateful hole, he teed up an old, cut ball as usual, and said a silent prayer. However, before he could hit the ball, a powerful voice from above seemed to be booming out from the clouds, saying: "Wait! Replace that old ball with a brand new one."

The golfer complied, with some slight misgivings, despite the fact that this same force seemed to be implying that he was going to finally achieve his lifelong ambition. As he stepped up to the tee once more, the voice came down again: "Wait. Step back. Take a practice swing."

So he stepped back and took a practice swing, certain now that this heavenly force was going to make his dream come true. The voice boomed out again: "Take another practice swing."

Dutifully, he did. He stopped expectantly and waited ... A long silence followed ...

Then the voice again: "OK, use the old ball."

Posted on: 8/13 3:31 pm
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Re: Big XII Prediction Thread
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How are we improving at kick and punt returns? That'll have a big impact on w/l.

Posted on: 8/11 1:13 pm
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Re: delete
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Breaking News: The Washington Redskins drop the word "Washington" from their name because it's embarrassing.

Posted on: 8/5 9:06 am
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Re: delete
Pitt Hater
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Making the top 5 of party schools just doesn't warrant it's own thread anymore. We are very fickle because our expectations are so high now.

Posted on: 8/5 7:44 am
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Re: Lame Joke Thread...
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So I went to confession on Saturday evening before Mass and started with the usual… “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It’s been 4 weeks since my last confession. Last night, I beat the crap out of an Obama supporter."

The Priest responds, "My son, I'm here to forgive your sins, not to discuss your community service.”

Posted on: 8/4 10:43 am
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Re: Lame Joke Thread...
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I was reading an article last night about fathers and sons, and memories came flooding back of the time I took my son out for his first pint.
Off we went to our local pub which is only two blocks from the house.
I got him a Moosehead. He didn't like it – so I drank it.
Then I got him a Keith’s, he didn't like it, so I drank it....
It was the same with the Coors and the Bud.
By the time we got down to the whiskey,
I could hardly push the stroller back home.

Posted on: 8/4 8:37 am
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Re: the car thread
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Quote:

msaul37 wrote:
i have a question. i've never traded a vehicle into a dealer, so i was wondering about the taxes.

i know in wv, the trade in is taken off of the new car. however, that's where i get lost.

is it:
A-new car price minus trade in's value=taxable amount,
B-new car price minus trade in's value AFTER payoff of amount owed=taxable amount,
C-new car's price is taxed minus trade in value,
D-new car's price is taxed minus trade in value AFTER payoff of amount owed.

or none of the above..


The loan has nothing to do with the sale/purchase. I'm a Marylander and the state taxes on the purchase price less the trade in price since you've already paid tax on the previous vehicle.

Posted on: 8/2 9:01 am
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