and... i like them? I think I like them.
Looks like our friend Antonio will be at Chatham prep school this fall. According to rivals...
Since it seems like the powers that be in the Big Ten and the athletic departments at Michigan and Ohio State have absolutely lost their minds, as fans and hopefully as alumni, we need to be prepared to move quickly to stop this terrible idea.
Collegiate athletics exist today as a business that requires a massive amount of support from alumni and fans to be successful. David Brandon, Jim Delany, Gene Smith, Jim Tressell, Rich Rod are accountable to alumni who give and fans who buy the t-shirts, the hats, the jerseys, the season tickets, and most importantly the precious uber-expensive luxury boxes.
I'd like to begin to solicit ideas as to how to unify Wolverines and Buckeyes in a coordinated effort to severely punish both schools and their athletic departments should they move this game. If they're too stupid to see that their little benefit and serious drawbacks, then we might need to show them in a more forceful way. Michigan alum has tons of money, influence, skills, and combined with the large alumni bodies at both schools, and former players (some of whom actually still care about the school), we can flex our muscles and save one of the greatest traditions in all of sports.
I'm watching the Arizona/Tennessee game and they keep showing Chris Johnson on the sideline with Vince Young. Chris Johnson keeps nodding/twitching his head quickly, as if he has a mild case of Tourette's Syndrome.
Does he in fact have Tourette's? I guess maybe I've just never noticed it before.
Knowing that our football team is (overall) relatively young, and searching for another reason to be optimistic regarding our chances to compete for a Big Ten championship this year...
Here is my take on what positions experience is more critical...1 to 5 *'s.
Hopefully he can at least stick around long enough to get on their practice squad, but, signing the week that teams have to cut from 83 to 75 is generally a practice filler for a couple days until the 8 cuts are required.
It is going to be interesting to see if Ortmann, Minor, Mathews, and C. Brown can hang on long enough to prove themselves.
Any word on Moosman's whereabouts?
This article claims that only 14 of the 120 FBS schools have athletic departments that make money. That figure does not surprise me, since schools run a lot of revenue-negative sports that they pay for with football, basketball, and university subsidies.
The part that did seem odd though: 52 of the 120 schools lose money on football. I seem to remember something here that said only 2 or 3 schools lost money.