Should probably update that Michigan didn't want to move the game on Thursday. All about slamming people when deserved but when you do it when its wrong it doesn't look great.
WTKA Roundtable 3/9/2017: Working Class Heroes
By giving you no time instead of it all. [Paul Sherman]
- Ed Feng has a book that’s guaranteed to win your bracket or no money back.
- The plane crash, and Delaney unsurprisingly made the minimal accommodations.
- College basketball players are not 3,000 year old druids like Craig Ross, which is the most open yet unremarked secret since Ed Martin’s connections with Michigan State.
- Getting up at 4am, flying to the East Coast, then being dressed and on the floor by noon with a crazy airline story is actually very white collar. Posting someone up is very un-Beilein.
- Walton vs. Mason: nobody has any idea.
- Burning questions for 2017 football: Dwumfour, safeties, cornerbacks, of course offensive tackle.
- Don Brown is a regular guy.
- Kenpom as a tourney factor
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Yeah I was confused because it came out pretty early yesterday that Delaney gave us our choice of game time essentially.
I can confirm that the Big Ten is saying that. Sam's gut feeling says otherwise.
I'm getting pretty excited for spring football practice to start and news to filter out about the young dudes. The guys on the podcast are certainly right that there are issues to address -- O line and secondary most of all. But this is what top coaching is all about. I think we will look back and say that this year's team was when the Harbaugh-Brown express really got rolling, when the team was flush with top young and hungry talent to be molded and stacked in the two-deep. This group of young players -- sophomores and freshmen -- Gary, Evans, McDoom, Crawford, Peters, Peoples-Jones, Solomon, Hill, Thomas, et al -- will win a B1G title and maybe a national championship. I can't wait to see it unfold!
Brian mentions this as a question he would ask about. If the problem is how to get more people to attend the games, I have a suggestion.
I'm not sure if this has been tried before at any school etc, and there's probably problems that would arise, but I think that at halftime, anyone can move and occupy an empty seat that has not been occupied in the first half. This would allow people to get closer to the action (helping to eliminate the "I have a better seat on my sofa" argument). It would create a better homecourt advantage, and you wouldn't have to pay an exorbitant price to at least have decent seats for 1 half of basketball.
As my frequent 2nd half appearances on TV this year attest, you can already move down at Crisler after halftime, if not officially.