Jerking my meat..
I love Jamaican food.
Jerking my meat..
I love Jamaican food.
you sir just won the internet.
Frank! Let's party
I clicked on this thread just to,see how long it would take for this post to be made.
I've been thinking about taking up horseback riding.
Typically try to go to Vandy games or MTSU games in off weeks... not as much fun as the big house of course.
Hiking, fishing, canoeing, and boy scout stuff. Good times.
Bye weeks are always the same for me. Listening to the Bob Ufer game on the radio and watching college football without any stress of my team losing.
because that rarely happens on a Saturday during football season
Rooting for whoever plays Ohio, moo or ND.
You sound like my sparty friends... Not good company sir. Not good company.
Just kidding, even she cheers against MSU, Ohio and ND on bye weeks.
Sorry, but I really don't see anything wrong with cheering against your rivals. Matter of fact, to just ignore their existence or cheer them on in their games outside of us is what could be considered really odd. There's a line between disliking your rivals and being sparty level obsessed, and rooting against them on a bye week is not crossing that line at all.
I didn't realize whiney 13 year old girls have an account
an undefeated season and counting the minutes to the next Saturday. Maybe hit a local watering hole, watch state fans crash and burn during their loss, have a few laughs.
I'll spend those Saturdays watching other football games.
Work. Or attending some FCS action at grad school. But probably work.
Watching college football with the girlfriend all day whilst eating White Castle.
My dream girl for sure. She puts up with a lot during the athletic season. Luckily she is almost on my level of insanity.
and may catch my first Georgia or Clemson game.
also have a bye week Oct. 26 (I was thinking about doing the same, and already looked it up), but they do have a home game vs. Les Miles and LSU on 9/28.
Me? On 9/28 I have my high school class reunion. And on 10/26, well, being that the 2013 World Series starts on 10/23 and ends on or before 10/31, ... I'm sure hoping it has my full attention that Saturday!
What to do during bye weeks?
Bitch about bye weeks probably. God. Worst weeks ever.
Maybe pull out some old records, give them a whir.
I'd like to hear a good explanation as to why bye weeks are necessary in a conference with a balanced number of teams. It seems to me that the point is simply to stretch out the season to fill Saturday television times over a longer number of weeks.
College football should leave Labor Day weekend alone.
And we should not be playing games in northern outdoor stadiums after the Thanksgiving weekend.
Anybody -- what is the clear and simple reason for not one but two bye weeks in the Big Ten Conference football schedule(s)?
You might be right about that, although I am not so sure I understand it. I expect that if you asked Jim Delaney and Dave Brandon, they would flatly deny that you are accurate in your presumption.
Now, I like Adam Rittenberg as a Big Ten reporter; and here is what he wrote about it. I don't understand it, even though Rittenberg is a good writer:
And here somebody named Bryan Kelly trying to explain it in the online pages of the Bleacher Report. The writing is fine, but I still don't get why two bye weeks are needed. I mean, if it is contracting/scheduling problems having to do with old agreements with non-conference opponents, that's one thing. But why the Conference would happily allow and/or promote two bye weeks is weird to me.
I'll say again; I don't like college football intruding on Labor Day weekend, and I don't like the season getting stretched further into the late-November early-December weekends.
If you start Labor Day weekend, there are usually 13 weekends between then and the 3rd Saturday in November, so there was always 1 bye week. A few years ago the B10 decided to move its last game of the regular season back a week, so that added a second bye week to the schedule. No conspiracies or anything like that. Just trying to keep the B10 from dropping out of view in late November.
I didn't allege any "conspiracy." That's just your way of minimizing what I was suggesting, right? To make me the outlier?
Anyway, a "conspiracy" isn't such a ridiculous notion if we are talking about the simple, wide-scale, not-much-discussed agreement(s) on the part of hundreds of people that comprise the major college football powers and their media partners, on how to expand the number of weeks of college football on television.
Your basic outline is indisputable. I already said, I think it is wrong to start college football on Labor Day Weekend. They will do it, no matter what I think. That won't stop me from bitching about it.
There wasn't "always" one bye week. Long ago, we'd play Ohio State the week before Thanksgiving weekend.
And yes of course you are right that the Big Ten was interested in pushing back the regular season's finish, to compete with what were then new initatives in other conferences, the SEC in particular, in having more late season games and conference championships.
But that doesn't do anything for me, in a cold Michigan Stadium on the last Saturday in November.
It boils down to the Big Ten doing this for television/money and a soon-to-be-outmoded question of "bowl selection" in December. At least that's as much as I can figure out.
And my bitching is standing up for people like me who want to see good home games in pleasant weather. I don't care about ratings or the networks. I'm only mildly interested in how the SEC does things. I care about my schedule and convenience.
Could watch reruns of NCIS. Seriously, did everybody else know Mark Harmon is Tom Harmons son? I only just found out this morning.
I would have to assume he will be in attendance for UTL 2 this year when they bring back Ol' Number 98 for this year's Legends Ceremony.
Convincing random women to have sex with me
Will report back on results.
screw the pictures need video proof
"Screwing the pictures" was my initial problem.
... buckle up, buckling up, and then unbuckling. Then repeating all over again.
Always planned around bye-weeks:
October: flying to Massachusetts for conference: will squeeze into Harvard-Princeton game
Math science history unraveling the mystery that all started with the big bang.
Which I dread. I support sales people but am not actually in sales myself.
Because of previous sales conferences I have missed the 2009 Delaware State, 2011 Iowa and 2012 Nebraska games. (The 2010 conference was during a bye week.)
Well if you had to miss some games I guess you could go worse thann those 3.
Watch the previous weeks' games on Mgovideo.
Oh.. Shoot... I'm gonna go cry myself to sleep. See you tomorrow
Fiance wanted a fall wedding, I said only on a bye-week. Have to start the marriage off on the right foot...right?
I did the same thing last year. This year out anniversary is also a bye weekend, David Brandon helped me out this year.
I'll be pretending that I have interesting things to do but really I'll just obsessively read mgoblog and passively watch whatever football game happens to be on.
You should start betting. It makes every game much more interesting.
I find that I usually make twice as many bets on a michigan bye week! lol
Gorilla Run. Halloween costume set for the next five years plus.
This gave me an idea. I'm not sure how feasible something like this would be, but if the Big House was opened on the bye weeks to air classic Michigan games on the big screens. If updates from games around the country were mixed in...maybe the band or alumni band...
Could be a lot of fun, bring in some revenue, educate the fan base, and maybe even start a new tradition.
Drinking and watching other football games. I can't get enough football!
with Craig James and some hookers
that either of you two would like "sloppy seconds" after each other. Just sayin'...
I think I'll just watch paint dry! We have to repaint two rooms in hour house. I guess one of those Saturday's may be a good one for such a job!
Watch other college football games until I decide that I want to go fish or hunt.
The last weekend of September is full of sports in the Atlanta area. I'm traveling down for a four day weekend, with six rounds of golf and 3-4 sporting events.
Thursday night - Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
Friday night - Phillies at Braves
Saturday - LSU at Georgia, time TBD, if a night game, Wake Forest @ Clemson is not too far away in the afternoon
Sunday night - Tom Brady's Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons
Last weekend in September is homecoming for my college, which means I'll have a few details to work. Hello: overtime.
Going to Oktoberfest in Munich. Prost!
At least for September 28th, we'll be in Chicago visiting some of my wife's relatives. Supposedly, they have secured tickets for the White Sox-Royals game that Saturday already, and it will be a good opportunity to start the kids on a journey I have worked on myself over the past decade or so - see a game in every MLB park. I've been to only 12 so far myself though, but there's plenty of time yet.
Someone needs to like to the epic wife day post. For many of us, it's funny because its true.
Because we have young kids, we DVR all games and then go on complete media blackout until the kids are asleep and we can watch them No cell phones, bberries, tv, Internet, radio or going I places with televisions. We are pretty crazy with it. What that means I that u less we have a night game, no taking the family out to dinner on Saturday evenings from September through November. On both bye weeks, we will be going out to dinner, seeing friends and doing what other normal people do on most Saturdays without the fear of finding out the score.
The 5 year old loves it but it is impossible with the 2 year old to really watch. So, we dvr, watch at night with food, drinks, etc. then re-watch the next day with the kids. Everyone wins.
My 5-year old loves all things Michigan and watches all of the bball games in live time.
September 28th is the weekend of my 25th wedding anniversary. I suppose I should do something to commemorate.
With the season as short as it is, for a diehard college football fan like myself, there are still a ton of interesting games to watch. There aren't any BYE weeks for a fan of the game itself - not after I've spent eight months waiting on the season to start.
I watch the other games and spend an extra week eagerly anticipating the next time we take the field.
Spending the day sucking up to mgowife, in hopes that she will let me renew my tic for another year.
The wife and I are going to Europe for about a week and a half. Last big vacation before we try for mini wolverines.
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