to play football, not to play trumpet
Just read that the victim who was sent to the hospital allegedely threw the first punch, after being kicked out of the bar. This according to a bouncer and the bar manager.
Just want to add that as a bar manager myself, I would probably cover for a football player as long no one died.
I was just going through the roster on mgoblue, and it hit me that I did not see Sayed's name. I do not remember anything being said about his departure, and could not find anything when I searched. Just wondering if anyone might know what his status with the team is?
They have been declared ineligible by the university and their cases have been sent to the NCAA for potential reinstatement. The NCAA will determine penalties, etc.
Jacory Harris is one of the 8.
Does anyone know how much Al Borges used the screen pass at San Diego State? As I watch the films from the Lloyd Carr years on MGoVideo, I find that not only did we waggle all day, we used the screen pass to great effect. Given Denard's unique skill set, using more screens could help buy him more time to throw deep down the field. Does anyone have any insight on this?
Here's a CNBC article from yesterday discussing the economics of LHN. My understanding is that BTN revenues were up over 20% again this year and that the network paid out $8.9 million per school. According to the CNBC report, LHN will pay UT approximately $11 million in the first year with a 3% escalator each year thereafter. That means BTN is on track to pass the LHN in revenues per school by 2013. It also has much broader distribution nationally. I found that interesting considering all the hype LHN has received.
Let's start with the Longhorn Network, which launches Friday, but has no carriers. Texas will receive $10.98 million a year and receive guaranteed three percent bumps through the life of the contract.
But Texas will only receive the truly big bucks — equal to 70 percent of the net revenue — after ESPN nets $295 million on the project. That might never happen. Carriers will surely come, but at what price will they accept a deal? And how many Longhorn fans will push their local carriers to get something done with one football game and eight men's basketball games? ESPN officials did not immediately respond to comment.
Then there's the issue with ticket prices. Texas is charging $70 for the Rice game, $75 for Kansas and Kansas State, $85 Oklahoma State & BYU and $95 for Texas Tech. Coming off a horrible 5-7 year, it appears like there's a glut in the marketplace for the non-marquee games and fans easily see that now that StubHub is the official secondary ticketing site of the Longhorns.
The design for Boise State's Nike Pro Combat uniforms to be worn against Georgia in their season opener have been released:
Two thoughts: 1) They are not nearly as obnoxious as some of the NPC unis of the past; and 2) Even if they were over the top, BSU is not exactly known for being understated. I kind of like them - at least for BSU.