that is nice bonus change
The Senate, led by Senator Dick Durbin, has decided to open an investigation of the recent New Orleans Saint bounties in order to determine "whether these activities should become federal crimes in the future."
[ED:BISB - No way this doesn't get political. Interesting news, but I'm not spending all evening deleting political comments and "NO POLITICS" comments.]
A previous post on the board (since deleted) got me thinking about the safety of Michigan's status as the all-time winningest team. Michigan has that title by either metric: by overall wins and by winning percentage.
We recently took the winning percentage title from ND (I think somewhere around 2003 if memory serves), but have had the all-time wins for as long as I've ever been aware (and probably as long as I've been alive since I'm in my 20s).
I thought I'd see what it would take to lose the records. The all-time wins is easiest: we have 50 more wins than Texas, who's in second place. If we never won again, and Texas won every single game, it'd still take over 3.33 seasons for Texas to surpass us, assuming they play a 12 game regular season, a conference championship game, and even with a plus-one playoff system
The percentage record is not nearly as durable, not surprisingly. If we lose the first seven games and ND wins their first seven, they would have earned back the record. It'd take a fair amount more before Oklahoma could catch up to us: we'd need to lose 23 straight games and they'd need to win 23 straight games for their percentage to pass us (Texas has a higher percentage currently but has also played more games so Oklahoma's percentage catches up more quickly).
It was pointed out in comments that Boise State has a more malleable win percentage having played so few games, so I ran those numbers as well: they can actually catch up in 13 games (again, we lose that many and they win that many).
(Updated to more accurate calculations--the originals were slightly off; the change actually increases the number of games needed to catch up)
Is it just me, or does Urban Meyer's new house (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/urban-meyer-buys-expensi...) look like it has a human face?
Look, I'm not a scientist, but is it possible someone made a bet with Urban Meyer, lost, and had to pay the ultimate price of being turned into his house?
Perhaps most disturbing of all: if you ask me, the house looks a lot like Bear Bryant!
I don't know what to make of this, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little concerned.
Dunno if anyone has seen this yet, but MSU recently sent out a flyer about their PSD price level, and listed some comparison's for other schools.
I'm less interested in theirs, but looking at this, I'm kinda shocked that we're on the low end of things. When you look at Alabama, LSU, TSIO, or even Oregon; some people are paying a lot more than we are
There's a poll over at ESPN for which team is better: 1997 Michigan or 1997 Nebraska. I don't know why, but this debate has always gotten me worked up. So go and vote or discuss below. Or get those voting drones we had for the football traditions poll. Yeah go get those drones.
-Michigan (AP Nat Champs, 12-0)- wins against 7 top-25, and 4 top-10 teams.
-Nebraksa (Coaches Nat Champs, 13-0)- wins against 4 top-25, and 2 top-10 teams.
-Common opponents: Michigan beat Colorado 27-3 and Baylor 38-3. Nebraska beat Colorado 27-24 and Baylor 49-21.
Andrew interviewed former Michigan walk-on Tim North, who talks about his pride in being a walk-on . . . and going up against Jake Long in practice every day. I don't envy some of these walk-ons (especially linemen) who have to get mauled by super-strong, athletic 315 pounders every day in practice. I'm sure they'll have everlasting memories and pride . . . so there's that.