"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
get off my lawn
I heard this on the radio yesterday and I thought it was a little insane. Four cities have applied to the NCAA to host bowl games for next season. If all are approved the total number of bowl games could be as high as 43.
20 years ago there were 18 bowl games.
Personally, I'm not fond of 6-6 teams playing in the "Valvoline Nobody Cares Bowl". I think at least having a winning record should be required for post-season play.
I'm a 3:30-kickoff hater. Shouldn't have complained as hard.
!!!! RT @nickbaumgardner: Hackett still says home night games against Michigan State/Ohio State not off the table. No decision yet, though.— jamie mac (@justcoverblog) March 6, 2015
!! MT @nickbaumgardner: Hackett: month away from figuring out night game opponent. says "get used to" having multiple night games in future— jamie mac (@justcoverblog) March 6, 2015
I hope all of you appreciate now how DIFFICULT it is to win 8 to 10 games, win/compete for B1G championships, and go to a bowl game EVERY YEAR!
Coach Carr was pushed out by people (this site included) who thought any idiot off the street can do what Carr did year after year. After two coaches and too many embarrassing loses later, we all know the truth now.
Coaching football in NCAA is hard. Not very many people are good at it. It is difficult even when you have the enormous resources that this great university can provide.
I hope you remember that for the next coach and beyond.
Came across this article about how Sunderland of the BPL is taking away people's season tickets for persistent standing. I think this topic has been argued out pretty well on this site, but I found it interesting that a team / organization was actively trying to get their fans to sit down. (HT: John Infante)
I am so pissed they took 32 off Kovacs, not only that but just for the last 3 games of his career.... really.... wtf??? At this point why even do it, what's the point?
I was hoping Kovacs would get a legends patch of his own and that 32 would be worn by any future walk-on that excels and distinguishes himself as an irreplaceable and valuable member of the team as Kovacs has. I guess those hopes are no more.
I can't be the only one that thinks this is stupid. All bitching goes here.
I would put the "Damn all the things!" pic here but I couldn't find it.
EDIT: Thanks to BeileinBuddy for posting it.
In September 2011, Michigan should wear 1948 jerseys, including matching numbers corresponding to each position. Notre Dame should do the same, but their year should be 1949. Each won a MNC in their respective years (M's was a controversial vote with ND on top of that), and each jersey is somewhat different from today's model.
Michigan would wear long sleeved jerseys with different style numbers, and could even go back to the more yellow Maize for the numbers and pants:
Notre Dame could wear long sleeve green with gold pants, as shown in this 1950 magazine:
Michigan would require one tackle to change their historically corresponding number away from 11, but no other retired numbers were used on the 1948 roster. Notre Dame would not have to change any because they have never retired a number. Long sleeves would not be much of an issue IMO, the average A2 temperature in September is somewhere between 58-(Edit:) 72 degrees and it will be a night game.
This is the best idea I can think of to bridge the gap between the RAWK music, as JeepinBen put it, and the "Get off my lawn" crowd. To put it in terms DB would understand, I think a lot of people would buy the 1948 jersey due to color changed, long sleeves and the intangibles that get fans to buy throwbacks.