Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Esquire opened Round 2 of the Sexy Kiffin contest. The Internet gods demand that you make Lane Kiffin the champion. Vote early and often.
It's coming down to the wire. As of 8:07 Eastern, Pincher's is winning 53-47 with 5951 votes cast.
I've got it on good authority (don't bother checking) that the Anna Marie Oyster Bar is a truck stop/MSU Alumni Bar. The RCMB is attempting to spike this thing for the bad guys.
This is a rabbit hole that we might not want to see the other side of...a Memphis high school Junior is skipping his senior season to play for the Memphis Tigers.
Apparently, he's a solid student with enough credits to graduate, so good for him--but letting kids do this will may lead to some unintended, negative results.
Ed: this is different from the early enroll option that I'm a fan of simply because the idea of EE is to allow qualified kids to get a semester in prior to a football season. This basically pushes kids directly into the season a year early. I see two major issues here:
1. Athletically gifted kids are very identifiable early, but they may not be physically ready to withstand college football played against 5th year Seniors that are 22-23 years old. I doubt the players are getting that info from experts.
2. It seems like a great way for C-USA (or other lower tier league) coaches to sweet talk kids out of school early "to get to the league." Almost all of them probably wouldn't be ready to even be a true freshman physically, which probably means a redshirt--leaving them in the same position as if they played another year of high school.
It may be right for some kids, like those in really bad home situations, but I see a lot of potential pitfalls here.
I'm considering buying a Motorola Droid. I'm not terribly handy with the touchscreen keyboards, so I like that this one has a physical keyboard and I like the Android operating system a lot.
Does anyone own a Droid? What do you think of it so far? Any regrets on your purchase?
I just saw Shegos call a minor on a RIT player, of course, it was a weak call, but he made just missed calling an RIT trip on a breakaway just moments before. a make up call on one he had just missed -- figures. McInniak (sp) might be the other ref. No names on the ref jerseys -- they are NCAA jerseys.
Now with less than 7:00 in the 3rd
(4) RIT 2
(1) Denver 0
with RIT scored on he power play.
I've been working on a pretty fun little Google spreadsheet. What it allows you to do is simply paste in the IMDb link to a movie (for Avatar it would be this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/) and the sheet will then pull information about the director(s), writer(s), lead actor(s), year of release, IMDb rating, top 250 or bottom 100 ranking, and I'm currently working on grabbing the "genres" too.
It's pretty interesting, I've been doing it because I want to start cataloging all of the movies that I've seen and rate them myself while also comparing my ratings to the IMDb ones. I also have visions of eventually making it so that by simply typing in the name of an actor, director, etc. I can see all of the movies that I've seen that that person is involved with and by how much my rankings differ compared to IMDb's.
You can see what I've done so far here
But, I didn't realize that Google restricts people to only 50 "import" functions. Since each row in the sheet uses multiple "import" functions, I would reach my limit of 50 far before I'd reach the end of all the movies that I've seen. Thus, I'm turning to the internet for help. I've looked on Google and posted on forums with no success, so now I must turn to MGoBlog. I know that there are CEs that frequent this board, so I would especially appreciate your help. I'm trying to remake my spreadsheet in Excel, but I've found that the only way to make external connections to specific URLs seems to involve far too much work on my part- I have to specify what tables to import and then grab the appropriate data. Worse, there's no function that you type in to import a table, it has to be done through a wizard which means that I have to import every table individually AND keep it in the Excel file forever.
So, does anyone know of some way around this? I'm essentially looking for an Excel version of Google spreadsheet's ImportHTML/ImportXML/ImportData. All of my research seems to indicate that there's no identical function in Excel and I haven't found any workarounds will be acceptable for what I'm doing.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Note 1: I apologize for posting something OT, normally I try to avoid that but I'm just out of ideas at this point.
Note 2: If you open the Google spreadsheet link that I posted, you might see some random stuff after the first 2 lines, that's just me experimenting with whatever isn't working at the moment- currently that's either getting genres to work or finding a way to grab the whole release date and not just the year.