that is nice bonus change
I thought this article about Urban Meyer's tenure at Florida is pretty interesting, as his teams have had a total of 30 players arrested for a variety of crimes, some minor and some rather substantial. That works out to 59 wins and 30 arrests, a staggering number in light of the fact that the dominant story the past 3-4 years is how the Tebow-led Gators are America's Team and Meyer is a great guy who runs a solid program. By comparison, the author points out that by comparison, Miami U had the one Robert Marve incident and that is it.
To an extent, you have to expect some brushes with the law when you are dealing with 100+ college-aged men, not even taking into account the nature of football football and the deification the players receive at most schools. But at the same time, 30 arrests across a broad spectrum of offenses, including stalking, drunk driving, and larceny, probably represents more than youthful indiscretions. Plus, we are only talking about actual arrests, not the various incidents that go unreported.
I find it funny that UM has been dragged through the mud for the whole Practicegate and a couple of miscues (i.e. Feagin, Cissoko) while Florida has largely remained above reproach by most in the media. Some of that is undoubtedly due to their dominance on the field, but I also think it points to the power of Tebow, who became the wholesome face of the program and shielded it from scrutiny.
Will BTN replay UMass game during the week? Is this possible/probable? Are replays something they do as a rule so I can count on it?
There is no way in hell I can see the game in real time Saturday as I will be on the road/visiting family in SECC territory. Best I can do is grab a brew for lunch at an Applebees or some such and monitor the score. Or, if it's on sirius I can listen in my car but that seems unlikely.
Most likely I will follow it with the liveblog at my parents...beveled guilt indeed. Thanks for all you do Brian & Co.
I use to really enjoy clicking on that link at the bottom of the page to see what the site's traffic looked like and during which events or days it spiked. I remember the Jihad was a particularly busy time around here.
I can't find that link anymore. Was it removed, moved, or can I just not find it? Is there another reliable website to look at website traffic trends and what not? It would be great to see how popular this site is with all the early season success so far.
on Universal HD tonight at 8cst.