If every coach in college football got into an all-out brawl, how good are LSU coach Ed Orgeron's chances to come out on top? 'He never forgot where he came from': Ed Orgeron returns to Arkansas, where his D-I coaching career began Wally Ake writes his name, "Coach Ake," on the classroom whiteboard, and soon enough, the questions start to flow. Very good, according to several coaches polled by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.Feldman posed the "extreeeeemely hypothetical" question to 30 coaches in his latest column, though he never divulges who made which picks. Orgeron, who's fiery personality has been on display several times during his tenure with LSU, received the third-most votes in the poll -- behind North Texas' Seth Littrell (10) and Oregon's Mario Cristobel (7) -- with 6 despite being the oldest coach named at 57.Answers for why Orgeron can technically be considered the third-most dangerous coach in college football varied, but they all … [Read more...] about LSU Coach Ed Orgeron’s best trait in hypothetical brawl? ‘Normal people don’t want to fight crazy’
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We will start today with a Tweet from the Dalai Lama himself. Big hitter the Lama. Long. "I don't think of myself just as a Tibetan or a Buddhist, but as a human being. We have to think of the whole of humanity. Being human is the common ground in our efforts to create a better world. Remember, we all survive in dependence on others."From LeftyLefty —not being scared of clowns on Ellen.) Let's get right to this week's Rushmores. FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson watches play against Clemson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech has scored more than 60 points in two straight wins that have given new life to a season that showed little promise following a 1-3 start. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File) FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file... Photo by Mike Stewart From Jeff I'm tired you you bagging on and/or ignoring Georgia Tech. Did you know that Tech is the … [Read more...] about 5-at-10: Friday mailbag, NBA players we don’t want to fight, what’s next for Urban Liar, defending our picks and Hate Mail
By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
Mayor Bill de Blasio took the advice of an adviser to “pick a fight” with Rudy Giuliani after the former mayor blamed de Blasio for the city’s homeless crisis in a scathing New York Post op-ed, a new batch of City Hall emails revealed Thursday. Patrick Gaspard, a longtime mayoral pal and the ambassador to South Africa at the time, wrote de Blasio and top mayoral aide Emma Wolfe on Sept. 6, 2015, asking how they planned to “respond to Rudy?” “I think this presents a real opportunity,” Gaspard suggested. “This is the guy we want to pick a fight with.” After de Blasio responded, “What do you advise PG? How would you do it?,” Wolfe jumped in. She wrote “one cud tee off tmrw at parade, leads coverage coming into week,” referring to West Indian-American Day festivities. The mayor then asked “what kind of teeing off will work?” and asked his aides to propose a “counter-RG message” so it could … [Read more...] about Bill de Blasio wanted to fight with Rudy Giuliani over homelessness
A Colorado State Patrol officer was placed on paid administrative leave after a video showed him instructing a gathering of right-wing activists on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol to “stick around” if they wanted to fight counter protesters. The video, which was posted to Twitter by the “Official Alt-Left” account shows the officer approaching a group of men and asking them not to record his comments. “I know some of you came here to fight,” the trooper says in the video. “That is not happening today. If you want to fight, stick around. I’ve got a couple of guys, they also want to fight.” The trooper’s comments were met with cheers by the crowd. Some of the men the trooper was addressing are known as the Proud Boys, according to organizers. The group is a far-right self-described “western chauvinist” group. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the Proud Boys as a hate group. The Capitol … [Read more...] about Colorado state trooper told right-wing activists to “stick around” if they want to fight counter-protesters, video shows