chance of bowl: 13.6%
John Niyo has a front page, above-the-fold ARTICLE on the Flint regents meeting and the general discontent with Brandon. It's a well-balanced piece, but with little that would constitute news to the board. That's not the point.
The point is that this remains an above-the-fold article on discontent with Brandon. This is how what is obvious (and old hat) to frequenters of MGoBlog becomes well-known in the mainstream. Including putting the issues in front of those who vote for regents, consequently increasing pressure on the regents to foment change and girding their loins (iccchhh) for a fight.
So thank you Detroit News and John Niyo. Keep spreading the word!
EDIT: By popular demand, "SIAP" removed from subject
By combining two things I geek out about -- politics and sports statistics -- Nate Silver has become something of a legend in my own mind. Plus he's from Michigan. Briefly, he's a baseball statistician who rose to prominance by predicting the 2008 election better than any polls and has since become a sort of pop-statistician for the New York Times doing both election and sports predictions. He has come out with a bracket largely based on KenPom and similar computer rankings adjusted for injuries, locations and the like (as far as I can tell it hasn't been adjusted for current form, which is why Villanova isn't given a 0% chance of winning their first game). It picks Tennessee to win, so I'm angry at it right now, but it's worth a look and at least as legit as Joe Lunardi.
A few weeks ago this post was put up wondering who might be the school that sinned.
We all speculated that it was Oregon, Alabama, LSU, or Ohio State among others. I guess the only thing missing would have be the option for "all of the above". The follow up to that subject might be, who's next?
Edit: My work tends to block embedded videos. If a commenter could please let me know if it worked.
Edit edit: Thanks. I'm gonna be lame and just supply a link. Feel free to embed if you're of a mind.
ESPN under their sidebar of "Heisman Watch" has a little blurb about Denard (surprise!) whic is followed by this line: "Welcome to Mr. Robinson's neighborhood." For those of you who didn't watch SNL from Eddie Murphy's tenure, this isn't as funny. I'm not saying they meant for the reference, but it is humorous:
Please kill. ComCast is Evil. That is all.