needs moar usage
Yes I know that the likelihood of the jerseys posted by Brian today are about as likely to ever be the away jersey as The Shredder is to succeed RichRod or anyone else as the football coach.
That said, the first thing I thought when I looked at the rendering was, damn....that would make a pretty decent soccer jersey (or even lacrosse for that matter). I could see that and wouldn't have issue with it.
So I pose to you, are there different standards within the Michigan community for our revenue versus our non-revenue sports?
Thought for sure there'd be something on this up already, but there's the Michigan takeover of WTKA on the radio today, featuring the players and coaches past and present on the radio, for donations. Lloyd Carr and Charles Woodson just finished their segment. Hanlon is on now.
Listen live at www.wtka.com
Podcasts of anything you missed is at:
With live video webstream here!-
(how to get there- http://www.wtka.com/index.php?fuseaction=home.display&id=269 )
It starts out nice then turns to hatred. Whats not in there, UM is 3 and 2 vs NU, UM winning %.
It's Friday, have a good weekend everyone.
Another unnecessary article on expansion (Tribune / Teddy Greenstein), except one item I have not seen before:
"If the Big Ten expands and chooses the right schools, conference officials have seen estimates of television revenues doubling by 2015-16."
This would put TV revenues in the $32-$34 million range. Add in bowl revenue and basketball tourney revenue and total would be close to $40 million ... PER SCHOOL!!!
I really hate to beat a dead horse, but I just got my nightly text from the USA Today, and they mentioned
Does this mean that there will be 4 or 5 emerging 14/16 team super conferences?
If the SEC were to pick up the teams mentioned in the article, and the Pac-10 goes on opposite manifest destiny and picks up their extra teams for a championship game, creating a Big 10 (14/16), SEC (14/16), Pac 10 (12/14/16).
This would leave a pillaged Big 12, pillaged ACC, and a bad big east.
Presuming that the Big 12 doesn't have problems filling thier voids left by anyone who leaves with any one of TCU, Houston, a re-emerging SMU...basically making it a Texas and Oklahoma conference.
This would leave the ACC and Big East to combine into their own superconference with the teams that are left over. (Potentialy monopolizing the northeast with teams from BC to WVU, to VT)
This would leave us with:
Northeast-ACC/Big East Combo
With 3 Super Power conferencew (Big 10, Pac 10, SEC), and 2 Power conferences (Big 12, Northeast), what would this do to the BCS/Bowl System? If the bowl system stays maintained, of the 4 (5) major bowls:
National Championship would be #1 vs. #2
Rose would be Pac 10 vs Big 10
Sugar would be SEC vs At Large
Fiesta would be Big 12 vs At Large
Orange would be Big East/ACC vs. At Large
Basically, the 5 Big conferences wouldn't solve anything as far as a playoff goes, because although there would probably be 4 better conferences every year, I don't think you could discount a conference with WVU, Pitt, VT, BC just as you couldn't discount a conference with UT, Oklahoma, OKST, TCU. I guess I could go into a little bit more discussion with the conferences in a diary.
Lest we go into Basketball, where an ACC/Big East conference would be absurd in talent....Think about it, Duke, UNC, Georgetown, BC, Syracuse, WVU, Wake Forest, among others...
I apologize for the randomness of this post, as I got to the end of it, I more and more feel like going and sleeping in a cave until next year soI don't have to read all the speculation and think about things that would make Steven Hawkings brain cramp up...
Everyone once in a while I go back through Rival's database and look at some players who were once being recruited by Michigan and could have had a major impact if they would have committed to Michigan (e.g. Justin King, Taylor Mays, Nick Perry, etc.)
Today's Prospect: Brian Cushing. I dug up this little bit from an older article.
“It was disappointing because I was basically telling Michigan if they offered I was going to commit,” Cushing noted. “I just think they were not real sure about me.”
I can't imagine that we would have lost with him lining up next do David Harris in 06. Trying to debate what would be a better upgrade for the 06 Team
Cushing instead of Chris Graham or Justin King over Morgan Trent