I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
I thought this was pretty interesting, considering all the things they factor in. Tigers are the 10th baseball team mentioned (Ahead of the Red Sox AND Yankees), Red Wings are the second NHL team mentioned (Oh how I love to hate the Pittsburgh Penguins), the Pistons dropped about 20 spots from last year, and the Lions moved up 7 SPOTS although they did not crack the top 100.
They factor in things like regular season and postseason success, fan relations, ownership, quality of stadium/arena, player effort, coaching, and championships won or expected.
It's safe to say the sports market in Detroit is doing well even in this frightful economy.
Mostly just rehashing stuff we already know about him. He speaks favorably about Michigan.
I dunno I just found it interesting because Minor is my favorite running back.
I just finished playing the demo of NCAA 11 for 360 and this game is looking incredible. First off I love how EA has finally brought the crowd and fans to life in the game to give it that "live on tv" feeling to it. Having the ESPN college football montage with the Gameday Logo is awesome too making it feel like your actually watching a real life college football game. This game however is being called "college madden" and I agree because a lot of the style in it resembles that of the new madden such as color depth, pixels, frames per minute, shadow on field and with the players and the entrances as well. I am so psyched for the full game and to play as Michigan running out of the tunnel and jumping up to touch the GO BLUE banner at midfield! I like the controls in this game but they are really in my opinion just an advanced style of 2010 with more of that Madden feel to it. I like the home field advantage style again too as it makes you feel like once again your not just playing it but you feel like your watching a real game. Graphics I'd have to say out of 10, 9 1/2. There were some reflections of 2010 in it. Not a lot but some. The realisitc feeling of the crowd was an awesome addition too! All in all sweet game! I am looking forward to it's release on the 13th! The demo btw has only a few matchups including OSU vs Miami, Clemson vs Missouri, Florida State vs Florida and Texas vs Oklahoma. I have finished the OSU vs Miami demo and beat the Buckeyes 14-0. Sacked Pryor twice so that always feels good!
Today the winners for Massachusetts and Maryland were announced. They were Mike Leach (tennis) and Mike Barrowman (swimming), respectively.
I was hoping this contest would help alleviate our off-season woes, but it appears that's not going to happen as Todd Collins, Jamie Morris, and Dhani Jones only received honorable mention today.
Last week there was good discussion about the difficulties of getting into UofM these days.
Last year 31,599 applied for the approximately 6,300 spots. A new record.
Big hit by Damon ties things at 2 in the 3rd, now as I type slowly Cabrera puts the Tigers up 1.
Cocks and Bears scoreless in the 4th