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  1. 14 points
    From the day he was hired to the day he was fired, Tim Miles was a class act and represented Nebraska the right way. I'll remember the good times, and all the fun we had. Here's hoping he has much success in the future.
  2. 14 points
    I volunteer as tribute. He seems to like being vague so it looks like he knows what he’s talking about.
  3. 13 points
    I guess you can refer to it as a sh#t show if you want to. To me, it just looks like an AD identifying a currently subpar coach and being proactive in securing the best replacement possible. I don't understand the hysterics over all this "while the season is still going on" or "while Miles is still coaching this team". Miles had 7 years to prove he was the guy for this job and all he did was fail spectacularly in year 7 with the most talent this program has ever had. Part of his job is building depth and preparing the whole team to compete and be successful. But all he did was try to ride the coattails of his top five players. It's time for a change and there is nothing to be salvaged from this season. This isn't a sh#t show, it's just an AD trying to lock down the best coach he can for this program. I applaud him.
  4. 13 points
    Wow...you know you're dealing with someone special when they opt out of using carriage returns and just assault you with a wall of text. Let's break it down: Right--as long as there has been a free press, there have been people getting the story wrong and having to print/air retractions. That is nothing new, and the base standards for a credible story are still intact. And with the examples you gave, retractions were made. Conversely, since you're "MAGAnificent", I'm sure you're familiar with "news" sources that Trump supporters wrap themselves around: Fox News, Breitbart, Drudge Report, the Daily Caller. All of these "news" sources knowing pushed out misinformation as fact, and failed to retract any of it. For example: Newt Genrich went on Fox News and claimed DNC Staffer Seth Rich was assassinated after giving WikiLeaks all the documents and emails used by the DNC. This statement is undoubtedly false AF, and it was actually Newt regurgitating a news story Fox News concocted by taking quotes from a disgraced former homicide detective and twisting them into some perverse narrative. The story has been proven false even by Wheeler himself. Fox News has yet to retract their statements about this, and the narrative was especially painful for Seth Rich's parents, native Nebraskans from Omaha. Breitbart accused an immigrant of starting the California fires in 2017, a story that was obviously scooped up by the likes of Fox News and their ilk, because it blames an immigrant (who cares if they're legal or not, AMIRITE?) of starting the fires and killing 40. The story was complete bulls***, made up by staffers. The guy *was* arrested for a smaller, separate arson case...but since immigrants are evil, and this guy committed arson, he must be guilty AF, right? This story has yet to be retracted by Breitbart, and the narrative that an illegal alien started the CA fires (thus pwning the dirty libs) continues to pop up again and again like a retarded conservative version of whack-a-mole. The difference I see is that while regular news outlets and sites may sometimes get something wrong, they strive to make things right and typically own up to anything they got wrong. Conversely, sites that aren't considered MSM routinely spout mistruths as fact, don't retract when they get something wrong, and sometimes even double down on what they got wrong if it fits the narrative they're trying to push. Outlets like Fox News, Breitbart, and their ilk are not only dangerous, but are traitors to our country by willingly pushing misinformation to citizens. Wow...I guess congratulations are in order, because you were finally able to bring together George Soros and the Koch Brothers, two extremely disparate groups of rich influences, to a common cause. Even though this is just in your mind and isn't in reality, I still feel congratulations are in order considering the mental gymnastics it would take to accept this notion. Well, hell, if you had to explain Bill Clinton to your daughter, how did you explain having to buy off porn star escorts, escorts that gave Trump golden showers, and Trump sexually assaulting women (including underage, if we want to include pageant fiascoes in this). Oh wait, let me guess, you're okay with this s*** because it's your guy, right? Seriously--if you have a problem with the Clinton blowjob in office but don't have a similar or greater level of contempt for Trump...well, to paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy, you might just be a hypocrite. Because he's a white supremacist and a serial sexual assaulter/misogynist? Oh, which people, praytell? And no, Trump is nowhere close to perfect, but you've seriously been looking for an illiterate, ignorant, bankrupt fame-slut for 20 years to put in the White House? You must not have been looking too hard then... Oh there we go with the Uniparty talk again. Honestly, the only thing Trump has done is expose how depraved and hypocritical religious evangelicals and the modern day GOP are. But I suppose Trump has helped get voters out, especially Democrats and moderates who are embarrassed that there's a moron representing our interests. Well, the biggest moron this side of Ford, at any rate. Oh sweet baby Jesus tap dancing on a peed-on hooker bed, here we go with the MAGA crowd trying to use big words like "socialism" again without understanding what it means. I'd love to see what our poster thinks it means and why it's so evil...and if they're willing to tell the Social Security office that he doesn't need their money after all. And as far as transparency goes, last time I checked, we still don't have Trump's tax returns made public, the White House isn't providing documentation requested in the course of an investigation, and Trump has committed numerous crimes, including obstruction of justice. I mean, I suppose to someone that's blind, this administration would look as transparent as any other, right? Seriously, your views are really messed up and out of touch with reality. If you can actually get sane and learn how to discern fact from fiction, then by all means, we'd love to have you in our discussions. But as you are now...no, there are crazy homeless folks in Downtown Dallas that provide more coherent discussions.
  5. 12 points
  6. 11 points
    The vague "I saw this coming" tweets from several members of the local media are tedious. You're so connected that you caught wind of stuff coming down the pipe... but you're too worried about losing your connections so you won't tell anyone. Instead, after stuff happens, you nod wisely and say, "Yep, this confirms what I've been hearing for a while..." That's pretty useful information there, media guy. We all owe you one!
  7. 11 points
    1991 "You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of a$$." 1992 Katarina Witt: "Wonderful looking while on the ice but up close and personal, she could only be described as attractive if you like a woman with a bad complexion who is built like a linebacker". In an interview with New York Magazine, Trump uttered this charming phrase about women: 'You have to treat 'em like s----'. 1994 “I have days where, if I come home — and I don't want to sound too much like a chauvinist,” the President said, “but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof.” “I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing,” said Trump. “Unfortunately, after they're a star, the fun is over for me. It's like a creation process. It's almost like creating a building. It's pretty sad.” "Well, I think that she's got a lot of Marla. She's a really beautiful baby, and she's got Marla's legs." Motioning to his chest, Trump added: "We don't know whether she's got this part yet, but time will tell." 1997 “There are basically three types of women and reactions (to prenumpts). One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.” ‘How are you going to change the pageant?’ I said ‘I’m going to get the bathing suits to be smaller and the heels to be higher’.” He later added: "If you’re looking for a rocket scientist, don’t tune in tonight, but if you’re looking for a really beautiful woman, you should watch.” "Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression 'the weaker sex' was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part." "There's nothing I love more than women, but they're really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive, and boy, can they be smart!" 1999 “I have a deal with her. She’s 17 and doing great ― Ivanka. She made me promise, swear to her that I would never date a girl younger than her,” Trump said. “So as she grows older, the field is getting very limited.” '"I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I'm more honest and my women are more beautiful." 2003 "You know who's one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She's 6 feet tall, she's got the best body. She made a lot money as a model—a tremendous amount" 2004 "All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." "You never get to the face because the body's so good." "What do you think of Lindsay Lohan? There's something there, right? But you have to like freckles. I've seen a close-up of her chest. And a lot of freckles. Are you into freckles? ... She's probably deeply troubled, and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women — deeply, deeply troubled — they're always the best in bed?" “It's certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women on The Apprentice were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal." 2005 When asked if he would stay with her if she was disfigured in a car crash: "How do the breasts look?" On whether he's had sex with a black woman: "Well, it depends on what your definition of black is." "I've got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the pu&&y. You can do anything." 2006 “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” “Rosie O'Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she's a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, 'Rosie, you're fired.' We're all a little chubby but Rosie's just worse than most of us. But it's not the chubbiness - Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out. Rosie's a person who's very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I'll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?" "Can you imagine the parents of Kelli ... when she said, 'Mom, Dad, I just fell in love with a big, fat pig named Rosie?'" 2007 "Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see." “I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she's not - I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she's not." "They’ll walk up, and they’ll flip their top, and they’ll flip their panties.” Trump added that he had 'been with women with extraordinarily bad breast jobs' and 'pancake tits'. He finished by saying that any woman who has a breast reduction is 'insane'. 2008 "So when he had plenty of money, she liked him. But then after that, not as good, right? "Oftentimes when I was sleeping with one of the top women in the world I would say to myself, thinking about me as a boy from Queens, 'Can you believe what I am getting?'" 2010 “He asked the men to rate the women - he went down the line and asked the guys, ‘Who’s the most beautiful on the women’s team?’" Gene Folkes, a 46-year-old financial adviser, said: “I think it was most uncomfortable when he had one [female] contestant come around the board table and twirl around.” 2011 Trump was in court testifying in a deposition over a failed Florida real estate project when lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked to take a break to breastfeed her three-month old daughter. The property mogul and his team objected, so she pulled out her breast pump to prove it. In an incident that Trump "does not dispute", he walked out of the room, telling Beck she was "disgusting". After New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote about rumours of Trump’s bankruptcy, he sent her a copy of her own article, with her picture circled and "the face of a dog!" scrawled across it. 2012 Ariana Huffman is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision. Asked by Williams what she and her father had in common, Ivanka replied "either real estate or golf." Trump said: "Well, I was going to say sex, but I can't relate that to her" - pointing at his mortified daughter "Cher is somewhat of a loser. She's lonely. She's unhappy. She's very miserable." "I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn't work." "BetteMidler talks about my hair but I'm not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body --- so I won't. Is this a double standard?" [ 2013 "26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together? "She's certainly not hot." "Does she have a good body? No. Does she have a fat a$$? Absolutely." 2014 To a female reporter: "We could say, politically correct, that look doesn't matter, but the look obviously matters. Like you wouldn't have your job if you weren't beautiful." 2015 How much money is the extremely unattractive (both inside and out) Arianna Huffington paying her poor ex-hubby for the use of his name? "If Hillary can't satisfy her husband why would anybody think she could satisfy America?" "Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo @MegynKelly will consider other programs!" "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.” "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next next President? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?" "She got schlonged." On Clinton taking a bathroom break at a Democratic debate: "I know where she went, it's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it … No, it's too disgusting. Don't say it, it's disgusting." 2016 "Amazing that Crooked Hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the WORST abuser of woman in U.S. political history" "She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was real problem for us." "If she were a man, I don't think she'd get five percent of the vote." "Did Crooked“Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful is Paris Hilton. I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12, her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?’” Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?" "Such a nasty woman." 2017 "Go ahead. Come here, come here. Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press. “She has a nice smile on her face so I bet she treats you well," the President was recorded as saying to Varadkar. "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!" As they were saying their good-byes, Mr Trump turned to Ms Trogneux and gestured toward her body. "You know, you're in such good shape," Trump said, before repeating the observation to her husband. "Beautiful," he added. 2018 "Horseface" . "An extraordinarily low IQ person." "A crazed, crying lowlife" and a "dog." "It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of. … Women are doing great." "You've got to deny, deny, deny and push back on these women. If you admit to anything and any culpability, then you're dead. … You've got to be strong. You've got to be aggressive. You've got to push back hard. You've got to deny anything that's said about you. Never admit." Just a taste - I'm working so don't have time for more, but you get the idea.
  8. 10 points
    Did the seemingly impossible. Wife and I offered tenure track positions in the same department. Chair of the department is also a husker fan. Life is good.
  9. 10 points
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of this. If you know you're getting rid of a guy, you'd be stupid to not start figuring out what your next step is. Stuff like this leaks out in just about every coaching search everywhere. You do your best to keep it quite but it's about impossible considering how many people are involved. And there is nothing gained by firing a coach before the season is over. All it does is cheat the players out of the chance to finish the season without creating a s#!t show around them.
  10. 10 points
  11. 9 points
    Remember this when you think of the Barr letter based on Mueller's investigation.
  12. 9 points
    I would imagine his decision has a lot to do with the aggressively contentious nature of the relationship some state senators have with the University.
  13. 9 points
    i am a life long republican. 56 years old white male construction worker who has been married 29 years and have 4 kids. i still think trump is the biggest mistake our country has ever made....quite the accomplishment as i used to feel that way about clinton. integrity and honesty matter to me and i see nothing approaching integrity or honesty in trump.
  14. 8 points
    Since we've had an influx of posters off and on over the last year or so who seem to routinely offer dubious sources and claims as well as dismiss others that don't fit their perspective, I thought this might be a helpful thread. We hear a lot of calls about Fake News these days. There's a lot of it! Some like our president think Fake News is the bias of mainstream media. Others think fake news is more conspiracy theory pushing sites akin to a digital version of celebrity tabloids. Some things blur the line, BUT there are a number of steps that are fairly easy to take that can help you diagnose a decent degree of credibility to a source before trusting its info. Here we go: Tip #1 - Read Past the Headline Headlines are designed to capture your attention. A lot of times they are even intentionally misleading to get your attention, but then the article doesn't match what the headline actually says. Headlines about scientific studies are particularly prone to this. No, that new study didn't actually say that eating a bar of chocolate everyday will make you lose weight; that caught your attention, but what it actually said was more complicated and not so clear, so read past the article. Tip #2 - Check the Date Most fake news articles either don't have a date/time that they were posted, or are old stories that have been recycled years later. Especially if you see something linked from somebody on social media, make sure its a current story and if it doesn't have a date, its likely not reliable. Further, if someone links you to an article from 2015 to support an assertion that Donald Trump convinced Ford to make more American jobs, you obviously know that's not evidence of that claim because Trump wasn't anywhere close to the white house at that time. Knowing the date is important. Tip #3 - Who's the Author Similar to dates, most fake news articles don't list an author. Sometimes they even list an author who isn't real, or an author who they've "stolen" the identity of to make a lie more convincing. Make sure the article has an author, and if anything about the site seems fishy do a google search for their name. Tip #4 - The Difference Between Reporting and Editorials Legitimate news sites and organizations still have opinion pieces or editorials. Make sure you know if your source is an opinion of a person or reporting on facts and sources. The easiest way to tell if something is editorial should be a disclaimer header somewhere that it's in the opinion section of the site, or that it's an opinion piece. But sometimes it's harder to tell than that. The second best way is to look for qualitative/evaluative statements within the article. An article that says something along the lines of, "Donald Trump is a bad, racist man" is not real news. That is an opinion. An article that quotes a source saying that, however, is different. Tip #5 - What's the Perspective of the Organization? Some organizations provide real news but are honest about their perspective. Christian news organizations, for instance, can still report on the news, but be mindful that they are probably subtly and either consciously or unconsciously supporting a conservative Christian worldview. Check if the site has an about us page, or if they're labeled with a certain lean on wikipedia. To go along with tip 4, be mindful of sources who admit where they're coming from and then offer unsubstantiating commentary in their stories. I saw a piece of "journalism" from a Christian blog recently that said things along the lines of, "In his most recent videos, Jennings shows clear anger toward God". That's not news. There is no verification of the person referenced showing clear anger. Nobody was quoted as saying that. That's just the author's opinion. Tip #6 - Any Supporting Sources? Good and real news builds off sources. Sometimes they're anonymous, but other times they're readily available. Real news articles name (naming an anonymous source is still naming a source and explaining the nature of it) and link the sources they cite. For example, Donald Trump routinely retweets and cites articles that make certain claims about crime/jobs/etc. but do not source the claims. Those usually are not real claims. When you see a claim, if it's not linked, ask yourself why and see if the actual source exists. Tip #7 - Cross Reference Don't rely on one source. Verify an article by making sure other people are also reporting on the same thing. That can be tricky because a lot of fake news sites cycle each others' bogus stories often, but if you use the other tips as well you can figure out whether something is real or fake easily by cross referencing. Tip #8 - Formatting Real news does not use caps lock, dramatic punctuation, and very rarely contains spelling errors. Tip #9 - Check Your Bias This one is tough, but simple. If a news story immediately makes you react with a thought of, "Oh my god I knew it" or otherwise confirms your suspicions or trust of something right away, especially if it's an outrageous headline or premise, then there's at least a decent chance you're not looking at it rationally but you're engaging in confirmation bias.
  15. 8 points
    Well done Purdue. Well. Done. Did somebody cut some onions in here?
  16. 8 points
    Michelle Obama will tap him as a running mate, have the Socialists of the EU rig the election to get them in the White House. At that time the EU will consolidate and crown him king of the world. Only to find out that he hasn't been vaccinated, therefore they are unable to control his thoughts with the "potion". This will create an apocalypse of biblical proportions. Obama will come yielding a sword (because guns will have been banned) riding a chariot pulled by 7 rinos.
  17. 8 points
    Tim Miles was 116-114 as Nebraska head coach, with a 52-76 record in-conference. Doc Sadler was 101-89 as Nebraska HC, with a 34-64 record in-conference Barry Collier was 89-91 as Nebraska HC, with a 36-60 record in-conference. Conclusion: the program is in the exact same position it has been in since 2000. Miles is an incredibly good guy, and a good ambassador for the university, but no, he did not deserve a 3 year contract.
  18. 8 points
    Tim Miles brought a renewed enthusiasm and high expectations for Husker basketball. Sadly, he was unable to meet those expectations. I wish him well and thank him for his time and efforts at Nebraska.
  19. 8 points
    A photo of Tim Miles from this morning, for those of you who feel sorry for him:
  20. 8 points
    No one "REALLY" thinks this is a bad look. s#!t...how many of us have looked for other jobs on the older inter-web while at work? 100%? This is the real world and this is how things work. The dorky OWH just had gave big congrats to Mitch Sherman who left ESPN for The Atlantic...they praised him for it all the OWH writers tweeted how great it was...but wait... Mitch took that job at the Atlantic WHILE still working for ESPN??? How could that happen? I mean...that means that Mitch discussed a new job while still having a job...that means the Atlantic contacted Mitch while he was with ESPN! THE SHAME!!!! f#&% those guys.
  21. 8 points
    This is the problem with American politics. It's not about facts or truth for people, it's a game, all about owning the Libs. People on this board just want to win, they don't care about morality, and when some stooge shows up who will post the MAGA talking points they're too afraid to post, they anonymously upvote their flavor of the month hero. There's no discussion, there's just another in a series of mouthpieces reinforcing their beliefs.
  22. 8 points
  23. 8 points
    Lots of people have confusion regaring reporting versus public relations on several Nebraska basketball comment boards online. Lars Anderson and others aren't obligated to carry water for the university. Lars is reporting information as should be expected. If you want PR, look to columns from Randy York. Coach Miles also knows what the game and business is, win games and develop student athletes to the best of their ability. When you don't do that at a high level consistently with comparison to peers, scrutiny comes and replacement talks commence. If AD Bill Moos waits and Fred Hoiberg ends up in Westwood or elsewhere, the same people would be criticizing him for not moving fast enough. I'm thankful we have a proactive and not reactive leader at AD, there are enough dime-a-dozen leaders at businesses around the country who don't have the foresight or willingness to spend money to be greater. It's refreshing to see Nebraska, flush with new Big Ten money as a fully vested member, not treat basketball as an afterthough to football. A willingness to pay market value and try to get the program to the best it can be. It hasn't been that way throughout the years. It's exciting times as a #GBR fan.
  24. 8 points
    You know how when people say "LOL" online, they are just saying that and not really laughing out loud. Well, seeing this thread title from this guy literally made me LOL. So thanks for that this morning. Then reading the phrase "common sense MAGA conservative" really blew my mind. However, if you are seriously interested in reasonable discussion, can you start by answering a few questions yourself? 1. What does "Make America Great Again" mean to you? 2. What values do conservatives and/or the Republican party currently stand for? 3. What are some of your personal values? 4. Since you used the word "diversity" here, what does that word mean to you - not only in terms of political thought, as well as cultural, ethnic, racial, socio-economic (etc) diversity? For decades, conservatives and Republicans stood for (or at least claimed to stand for) fiscal responsibility, family values, and personal accountability. Trump's brand of politics does not embody any of those values, and when the party allowed Trump to walk right in and take over, most conservative politicians stopped even pretending to care about those values. Trump supporters are hitching their wagon to a racist, a narcissist, a compulsive liar, a philanderer, and if not a proven criminal himself, at least someone who surrounds himself with criminals and corruption. He eschews the advice of experts, he eschews science, he eschews all traditional decorum and dignity, he throws tantrums on social media, he mocks and belittles anyone who does not identify with him. What about that comes across as common sense or conservative? Nothing that I've said here has anything to do with actual conservative policy, either. There is plenty of room for policy discussion among reasonable people who disagree. And a lot of that has happened on this board. But most of us, including the conservatives on this board who actively participate, realize that this president is a dangerous lunatic. It would be nice to get back to actual conservatives who want to address real issues in a civilized way, but Trump and his supporters have changed the nature of discourse.
  25. 8 points
    I have not seen one single person on this board condone Maurice's alleged actions or void them of condemnation, so it's time to cut the nonsense and pious tone of your posts. You shared your opinion. It has been debated/contradicted. Either expound upon your argument without the quips and feathery insults or move on from the thread, please.
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