Football Display Case
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
The site http://statsheet.com/mcb/conferences/big-ten/referees tells us that, through Sunday, Hightower and Ted Hillary were tied for the most Big Ten conference games worked at 19.
But 724 fouls were called in Hightower’s 19 games compared to 611 in Hillary’s.
if the leagues look at the number of penalties called by ref to determine who may be calling too many or too few.
"They're stuck with that quarterback (sophomore Braxton Miller) for the next two or three years, that's fine with me. He throws worse than (Tim) Tebow. - Steve Everitt
In the ACC they grade every call and no call as either correct or incorrect. They expect their officials to be correct at least 90% of the time. In the last 4 minutes of the game, they expect their officials to be perfect.
Source: I once attended a lecture by the Director of ACC officials.
I'm sure the B10 has similar standards.
CoE Class of 2007
One of tha hatinest muthafuckas of all time
Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica
Assembly Hall. Wish Fab 5 could bitach slap that fool...
Lucky enough to have my own JT wristband!!
For a team like Michigan, you should hope Hightower works every game. For a team that relies on movement and penetration you want a ref that's going to call a foul. I can't stand watching college games which are ref'd like the NBA where they basically wait to see if the shot goes in or not before calling a foul.
"Anyone who isn't confused, really doesn't understand the situation." - Edward R. Murrow
Hightower reminds me of a foot fungus. Minor nuisance in the big picture, but everlasting ...
"500 channels and nothing but cats."
Eddie Basketball has the best hairpiece in the business, that's for sure.
I remember there being a very humorous set of Ed Hightower photoshops with him calling fouls in ridiculous situations.. If anyone has them and would care to repost I would be much obliged.
With Hightower, it's more a matter of him being in love with himself rather than him hating anyone.
The swag is back.
My old boss at Intramurals had an autographed basketball by Ed Hightower. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that after I went into a tirade about how much I hate that douche. I still hate him 15 years later.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
Also, geez, that article is 4 years old.
And yet still relevant.
Def not cool enough to be boba fett.
But cool enough to be a scout trooper? Because that's what he's pictured as.
My opinion is he is just a bad ref. As a ref myself (mostly football so far but my brother and I are getting in to basketball more) I can tell you that I've worked with lots of bad refs and none of them want one team or another to win, some are just not good at seeing the game. It is a huge thing for all officials to stay impartial. There were lots of bad calls tonight, but if you watch him work other games, I bet you see the same.
If you really were much of a ref, you'd know just how good any division 1 ref is.
I wish more refs called the game like Hightower. It would finally force teams to adjust and the B10 wouldn't be the hack-fest that it is at times.
Every official has a different style, a slightly different interpretation of the rules, and a different point at which they decide fair play has stopped and a whistle needs to be blown. Clearly the stats show that Hightower is quicker to whistle than some of his peers. But that doens't mean he's bad at doing his job.
i respect your attempt to be diplomatic but, no, sorry
hightower is just terrible