Since Thomas, if selected for the Lakeland post, would be servingin an appointed and not elected office, the county charter would not require that he step down from the seat on the commission.
Obviously I would prefer outcome 1, while 2 does indeed look most likely. My fear is, however, that number 3 (or even number 2) happens and fans blame management/coaching/some other dumb reason and then decide to have it out for the team forever. People are already bitter over Lionel Hollins being let go (a decision I was in favor of), and for some reason people complain about management even though, thus far, they've given us no reason to doubt them. Heck, the first year they take over we make the WCF. Clearly not all because of them, but every move they made was criticized and ending up working out. Personally, I trust the ownership and management, feel like it's the best we've ever had and one of the best in the league. No matter what happens this year, or even next year, I believe our franchise is in better shape than ever for the future.
Two of the cheatingest programs in collegiate athletics. Too bad they couldn't both lose.
Ah, geez, Kevin. You're killing me.
But...great article. Well articulated.
Go Grizz...*sigh*...that's all I got.
Great, great article, Kevin. You just articulated what most of us are feeling deep down in our gut.
Great stuff as always Kevin. I am an outcome 1 guy, partly because of that 4 game road trip; if they play like that in February and March, when there are a ton of road games and will hopefully be fully healthy, they could run off a 30-15 record and be back in the top four seed conversation once Marc returns. But you're right, any of the other 3 can be seen in one way or another.
Thad Young, Jason Richardson and a 2014 2nd rounder for Zach Randolph. If option 4 is the reality, who says no?
I'm feeling #2, but if injuries continue to play a role I'm going to go #3.
This so called article is dribble. It has no point & tells the reader very little. Apparently, an article was due & this junk met the bill.
I'll agree with the service being sub-par as well. I work right around the corner, and as much as we love the food, hardly anyone wants to go there because of the slow/poor service. We joke that they run on “hippie time” and that the reason the drinking cups are so large is so they don’t ever have to refill them! I guess since they still are pretty packed at lunch, management doesn’t notice the poor service, but it definitely keeps us from coming in.
Take that, Alabama tree killers! The ancient Auburn Oaks have spoken.
The Grizzlies have only manaaged a Top 4 seed ONCE in their history, and they got beat in 7 games by the Clippers in the first round when they managed that seed.
I think a lot of people are forgetting that. This team, in any of its recent constructions, has been good but not elite.
When you subtract Gasol, this team takes a big step back. When you subtract Z-Bo too, like against the Nets, well this team is going to struggle to beat anyone. That's not an excuse. It's just a fact, for most teams in the NBA. If you take the Number 1 and Number 3 player out of the line up for any NBA team, they're going to struggle.
This is an interesting topic to me, because I have been watching the GOP struggling with this party Civil War.
If you read the articles, the business wing, or mainstream wing of the GOP is currently pushing for more moderate conservatives. They're already starting to spend heavily in trying to win GOP primaries in districts where they think they have a chance to oust the Tea Party candidate. The mid-term elections will likely see a mild shift in the Republican party as some of the Tea Partiers are removed from office, pushing Tea Party influence further to the fringe.
The big question will be what the GOP decides to do in the 2016 Presidential election though. The mid-terms will likely go by without a ton of strife between the mainstream GOP and the Tea Party. The 2016 Presidential primaries though will be the true battleground.
Given the political capital lost by the Dems over Obamacare's roll out, it's pretty clear that Christie would have a very good chance to win the White House, even against Hillary. Paul or even Rubio wouldn't stand a chance. If the GOP manages to get Christie on the ticket for 2016, it'll be a signal to the Tea Party that they aren't welcome.
The question is what happens to them. Do they become a fringe third party like the Green Party? Do they suck it up and settle for having marginal influence in the GOP? The next 3-4 years will be interesting to watch in the evolution of the GOP.
Of course the roll out of Obamacare could play a role too. If there is a failure to enroll a lot of the younger, healthier folks they hoped to enroll, the premiums will increase a good bit for 2015, and you'll have even more unrest in the public, and the Dems will bare the brunt of the blow.
It's already being said that Hillary will have to distance herself from Obama to have a good shot in 2016. If Obamacare continues on the path it looks to be headed, then it'll be similar to McCain trying to follow W. Bush in 2008.
Off Topic: Memphis State Sucks.
I know, but it makes as much sense as the rest of this drivel. Ranje, I love ya, but you can, at times, be full of shit.
You have to admit that not having Randolph and Gasol hurt them against the Nets. They played badly, yes, of course they did, but missing Randolph and Gasol is as close to an "excuse" as they're going to get.
Lemme see if I can pull all this together. I once caught an std (we didn't have initials back then) from a girl I knew in an AP class (brilliant and beautiful) at Central High. Had I gone to MUS or CBHS, I might not have learned a valuable lesson for another year or two.
Now I used to have an IQ way above the norm, but did I avail myself of even a gas station condom. No. Three years later I was considered qualified to vote. And so here we are today.
Lighten up Francis. I don't know who peed in your cornflakes this morning, but it wasn't me.
If you want to get technical we can. A visual inspection of your intended partner would be the first step. Of course running a culture, of the swabbed areas, before engaging in relations, is also most informative. Then we have physical barrier protection to prevent disease both for males and females.
"Spare me the bullshit, will ya."
I understand you are not in need of more bullshit, you do seem to be full of it.
As to OTP, his point is valid because courts have ruled that at large only elections for boards/councils/whatever are unfairly discriminatory, as I said not always as there are other factors.
If I offended you by suggesting you could catch a disease from your spouse, that is your problem. It is true and not unusual.
I have no problem with monogamy, but have little sympathy for the cuckold.
Wow and I thought I'd just skip over another endless schools debate and then wham! From burning issues of the day to burning discharge. Now I don't even want to know how or why this thread evolved. Can this flyer community discourse or what?
Two wins in one week! One on the court and one, probably more important, off the court.
The first win over Ok State was sweet. What it really shows is that Memphis just have better all around athletes than OK State.
The second win, that is the kind of win that will translate into a better sports program. I am talking about the 10 million dollar donation from Bill Laurie, former beloved guard for UM and his wife, Nancy Walton Laurie, one of THE WALTONS(Walmart)
Thanks Bill and Nancy Walton Laurie for your gift!
Perhaps? What? It always depends on that. There is nothing you can do about that except be choosy, which means, well, what I said in the first place.
Spare me the bullshit, will ya.
The same could be said for the "at large" voting issue. Stating that oPt has a valid point is kinda like saying L. Ron Hubbard had a good point whe he recommended the use of a dictionary. It may be "valid", but people often confuse validity with "truth". Saying some position or argument is valid has no more meaning than saying someone has all the correct parts to make a shoe.
No doubt an historic Southern sports moment. Just an amazing finish. To the arrogant Barrett Jones of Alabama...order is restored.
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