alternate headline: man does job
[EDIT]: and Wisconsin's Alvarez in a letter to Wisconsin fans said that he wants Wisconsin to play against Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska every year. Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta is quoted as strongly favoring playing vs Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern and Nebraska.
Why is this of interest to Michigan fans, let alone Nebraska, Wisconsin, or Iowa fans? Because its another indication the B1G is going towards a geography-based alignment.
I've read all the threads on this forum on the subject. Its a tough, tough problem. Obviously the major history and tradition of the Big Ten are intertwined with UM and OSU, the conference leaders/legends who must be be respected, no one disagrees with that. And the other ancient instate and border rivalries that are the fabric of the Big Ten. Then you have the newcomers: first the new kings PSU and Nebraska, followed by the media/academic additions Rutgers and Maryland and who knows who after that, maybe some lacrosse schools.
How do you make it all work, balancing equally all the rivalries, power balance, media ratings, recruiting exposure, and strength of schedule? YOU CAN'T, THERE WILL BE BREAKAGE.
I think this news item is another "tell" that the B1G will go to either 2 divisions or 4 pods of East-West and to hell with who's done what and who will do in the future. UM will end up with a OSU-eastern teams marriage and NE-IA-WI-MN+IL's-etc will play in another...until we add the damn southern schools and start all over again.
Go Big Red! Hail Victors!
And meanwhile until its all redone beat Michigan again in 2013 for the Legends!
Please keep voting for Michigan and Denard to make it on the cover of NCAA Football 14, Ed O'Bannon's lawsuit be damned!
We're only ~3,000 votes behind, and we're catching up.
There's no reason not to do this. Unless I suppose you hate America. Or don't have facebook.
Honestly, unless you want to see Eddie Lacy on the cover instead of Denard, go vote immediately.
BONUS: The facebook page cover photo. ND would have Manti Teo's fake girlfriend on the cover. No wonder they lost.
The highlight of Sparty's year is upon us: the release of their Arby's "collector's" paper cup. From my favorite Sparty fan with a message for Michigan at the end:
In case you missed last year's cup:
Skip's at it again. In his most recent column, he calls for the removal of field goals from football.
Field goal kicking is wildly exciting for all the wrong reasons. We regularly interrupt games to go for a ride on the equivalent of Disney's stomach-in-throat Tower of Terror. The scariest words for any fan are "wide right" or "wide left." Or, in the case of Buffalo Bills fans, "Scott Norwood."
This is why I have long proposed a change that will never, ever happen because it makes too much sense. Give place-kicking the boot.
That's right, eliminate it. Force supremely talented offensive players to keep doing what they do best: Make first downs. Fourth-and-5 at the opponent's 25? You have to GO FOR IT. And you keep going for it until you score six points or you're stopped. If you score a touchdown, you always go for the far more exciting two-point conversion.
The New York Post came out this morning with the news that Dan Marino had an affair a while ago with CBS employee Donna Savaterre, and they made a baby. FWIW, Marino is claiming the child and financially supporting them, which puts him above several other notable people in history (i.e. Benjamin Franklin).
As a special bonus, the VERY FIRST HIT on Google for "Donna Savaterre" is a RCMB "hot or not" thread dedicated to her.
P.S. Yes, the cruel jokes about how like his mistress, Dan Marino has no rings have already been made. You sick freaks.
[ED - PGB: I just couldn't leave the title as originally published. Its pretty offensive to some and I didn't want to take the thread down entirely because the comments (other than people feeling offended) are hilarious.]
I will not admit to being any sort of an expert and would welcome some further information regarding any potential punishment for the deer antler spray incident in the SEC. It is a banned substance, but it cannot be detected by drug tests so to me it seems that a person could be named in a document as a purchaser and face absolutely no punishment since there is no failed drug test. I assume you simply deny having actually used it (I didn't inhale!, maybe that is too old for the board).
Is this the correct way to view the situation as one more thing some guys in the SEC got away with?