"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Since we've had two already today, this is the thread to celebrate all of the historical events that have taken place on November 10th.
A few highlights...
1444 - King Władysław III of Poland is killed at the Battle of Varna.
1483 – Martin Luther was born.
1580 - The English Army beheads over 600 Papal soldiers and civilians in Ireland.
1619 - René Descartes had a dream.
1766 – Rutgers University founded.
1810 – George Jennings, inventor of the flush toilet, was born.
1953 - Future Hall of Fame football coach and noted grass enthusiast, Leslie Edwin Miles, was born.
1983 – Windows 1.0 is released.
Also it’s my mom’s birthday. Happy birthday mom!
Illinois just released the full report. Prety awful. From Yahoo:
- Beckman was found to have “repeatedly communicated with players in ways, both explicit and implicit, that had the effect of deterring them from sharing information with sports medicine staff about injuries” and “engaged in a pattern of criticizing and demeaning players for seeking evaluation by an athletic trainer during practice, promoting the idea of playing through injuries, belittling injuries, and encouraging players to minimize their injuries.”
- Beckman routinely using vulgarities toward injured players in practice, calling a player with a suspected concussion (who went on to miss the rest of the season) “scared,” yelling at a player to return to a practice drill when trainers “thought the player could have dislocated his hip,” and “habitually” telling players that he does not “believe in hamstring injuries.”
Chevy will donate $5 to breast cancer research for every tweet or instagram post containing the hashtag #IDriveFor.
I'm a huge Michigan fan and can't wait for tomorrow's game, but I'm taking 5 minutes to focus on something other than tomorrows game (maybe my first 5 minutes of the week). I commend Chevy for their work here. Let's help them hit their max contribution for $500,000.
If you're included, take 30 seconds to tweet #IDriveFor and $5 will be donated. Not bad for 30 seconds of work.
Go Blue! Beat State!
This is extremely off topic, but some scientists found a bird in the Soloman Islands with some very distinctive markings.
Brandon would have sued for trademark infringement.
Anyway, this is my bird post.
This was a really informative article on Gary Patterson's approach to defense, which involves a full time Nickel Back to counter spreads. I thought it was pretty timely given the amount of discussion about the HSP on this board and our high expectations for Peppers this year.
The Ashley Madison hack is the gift that keeps on giving (unless you were a member). Turns out there are a lot of .edu emails addresses registered on the site. This site ranked the top 10 .edu addresses.
There you go, Dantonio, you finally got that #1 ranking. #SpartansWill cheat.