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|14 hours 54 min ago||Totally Agree||
I attended the game at UW in 2001 and I would highly recommend making the trip. Did the boat cruise to the stadium which is a pretty unique scene for a football game. Also caught a game at Safeco on Friday night. Definitely a good destination for an away game.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Interesting list||
Nice to see Ann Arbor that high - deservingly so IMO. Am I blind or was Austin, Tx missing from the list? Everyone alwasy seems to rave about Austin. Also, I think Ames, IA at #5 was about 40 spots too high.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Bang me!!!The morning air is||
The morning air is getting a little crisp . . . can't wait for FOOTBALL!!!!
|6 days 19 hours ago||I'm glad you don't give a||
I'm glad you don't give a shit. And no, I'm not trying to be cute or sarcastic or anything. It truly is good that people find it to be a non-story. However, I do think there is a pretty reasonable response to your question. First off, "everyone" has not made an announcement about being gay. Not sure, but by my last count we have a total of two active football players (NCAA or NFL) that have made an announcement. The reason that this number is so low is because historically people have felt that they will not be accepted by society if it is know that they are gay. Times have certainly changed and society is much more accepting, but I think these public announcements are a neccessary part of that change. We will probably see a handful more of these announcements. Eventually they will no longer be that remarkable and the media will stop covering them.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wait a second . . . DB is||
Wait a second . . . DB is your Dad???
|1 week 5 days ago||You're still a winner to me.||
You're still a winner to me.
|1 week 5 days ago||Tie goes to . . .||
Everyone ! ! ! We are all winners ! ! !
Bang away - It's FRIDAY!
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||I have no idea the opponent||
I have no idea the opponent but it was 1987. I was a senior in high school and down visiting friends. I know it was early in the season as I was extremely warm walking to the stadium in my varsity letter jacket, which I was wearing so I could conceal and carry in as many cans of beer as possible. I believe I managed 6 - two in each sleeave, one in each pocket. This was not a big thing back in '87. Other than the guy ripping the stub off your ticket (damn I'm old) there was little resistance to the bringing in of contraband.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Ouch! but . . .||
I do give him kudos for working in the B1G slam. He is definitely a master at that type of thing. But when people bring up the "why don't you play a tougher schedule" question, I don't think it is because we want South Carolina to replace ECU with Purdue (or we want Michigan to replace EMU with Kentucky). We want South Carolina to replace ECU with MSU, Wisconsin, U of M, Nebraska etc. (and Michigan to drop EMU for Georgia, South Carolina, LSU, etc.)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Give me some pos bangs!!!||
Give me some pos bangs!!!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The school district that I||
The school district that I live in actually has it in place for gym class at the elementary level. Every single student comes home with a form that must be completed and signed indicating that you are aware of the policy.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Nice. Polished off a few||
Nice. Polished off a few Oberons sitting on the dock at the lake. Gonna move to a some Founders Rubaeus - a very nice raspberry ale.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Happy Friday!!! Looks like a||
Happy Friday!!! Looks like a nice weekend in West MI for some relaxing at the in-laws lake house.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||-34 points in one week on the||
-34 points in one week on the site, and you found the lunatic fringe? Me thinks you may have things reversed.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The sooner the NCAA goes away||
The sooner the NCAA goes away at the D1 level the better.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||A couple thoughts||
1) Television hasn't "figured out how to make a mint out of women's college sports" for two reasons: (A) they haven't figured out how to sell ad space for low rated shows for the same amount they get for ad space in high rated shows (B) they haven't figured out how to prevent people from changing the channels or turning off the TV when something is on that they no longer wish to watch.
2) I have a hard time defining "educational opportunity" through the lens of NCAA D1 athletics, when less than 1% of high school students end up being D1 athletes on full scholarship.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ok, I'll bite||
I do have an end game in mind, though it may not be able to satisfy all those constituencies you mentioned. I think the top schools need to either break away or create a "super division" within the NCAA. Limit it to 66 teams. Have 6 conferences each with 11 teams. This gives you a 10/20 game conference season for football/basketball. Allow 2 non-conference football games and 12-14 nonconference basketball games - all played within the 66 teams that make up this "super division". This would eliminate the cupcake games, give us true conference champions and make a football playoff easier (6 conf. champs + 2 at large bids). This would also facilitate dealing with the compensation issue, as it eliminates the Indiana States and EMUs (sorry guys, you really aren't competing with us in revenue sports anyway) As for the specifics on compensation, I'm pretty much open to anything other than "your full ride scholarship is payment enough quit yer whining".
Now, those constutuencie that your mentioned??? No matter what you do many ADs/Administrators/Fans will just not go for it because they like the status quo. No sensible "new system" will ever satisfy sertain people in those groups. But for the non-revenue/title 9 issue. IMO, this is something that the University will need to solve by deciding whether they still want to support non-revenue sports. If they truly believe that these sports are extra-currcular activities which are an important aspect of their college or university (which I would argue they are) then they should support them just like they do anyth else - through the $ received from tution and governemnt aid. Makes sure you support mens and womens equally and that should addres the title 9 concerns as well.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Kentucky Derby||
We just assigned post positions to the teams by order of finish in the past season and then used finish order of the Derby. very exciting, and a great excuse to have another drunkfes.... er "get together".
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Perhaps some||
Perhaps some Norfleet???
Great work on those you've done!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Let the weekend begin!||
Friday. Starbucks in hand. No meetings this afternoon. I'm thinking my productivity will be less than stellar today.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Wish it were /s||
Just received an e-mail promoting the MMB and all the half time shows this season. They will be trying it again on Nov 1st vs. Indiana.
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||Maybe we can set a Guinness World Record||
Or if not, no problem, we can do that later in the year during the half time sing-a-long. On the bright side of things, only a matter of time before my 4 season tickets get snatched up on Stub Hub.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||These types of lists always||
These types of lists always lead to some interesting discussion, but they always seem to have some flaws. I find the logic in the "Tom Brady" argument particluarly odd - we "cannot exclude his NFL accomplishemnts". Well, ok, I guess . . . so what about David Terrell??? Me thinks his NFL "accomplishments" might take him off the list. Oh well, its summer. Gotta write about something.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Lake Michigan||
Ludington State Park
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the FutBlogging||
Count me in as someone whose interest in soccer went from lukewarm to pretty hot these past few weeks. I do believe that the regular MGoBlog posts helped drive my interest as well, so kudos Brian!
BTW, any suggestions on good blogs/sources for followng soccer? MLS, EPL, doesn't matter to me - anything that could help keep my interest stoked would be appreciated.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The list I want to see next||
Top 10 ESPN Top 10 Lists for trolling sports fans.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Happy Birthday America!!!|
|8 weeks 5 days ago||To do List: 1. Fill Growler||
To do List:
1. Fill Growler (Rockford Brewing)
2. Empty Growler
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I have a "mixed marriage"||
I have a "mixed marriage" (i.e. my wife is a MSU grad) and we have 3 sons ages 17, 13, and 10. Our oldest has followed in my footsteps and is 100% true blue. Our younger two sons not so much. When my younger sons talk about college football it is obvious that they simply take for granted that State is the superior football program. This certainly burns me on the inside. But I am not the super-fanatic type (perhaps soft in my old age) so my feelings stay on th inside. Occassionally I will try and gently point out that things have not always been this way, and believe it or not, Michigan actually has a winning record versus State. They look at me the same way as when I talk about CDs and VCRs. Then they ask me if we had electricity when I was growing up.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Props when they are due||
As on that likes to criticize DB for other things I cannot argue this point. In fact, the OP even missed on of his homerun hires - Mens Swimming coach Mike Bottom. He won a National title in his second year I believe.