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|11 weeks 3 days ago||Warde Manuel still doesn't know how to schedule||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Has he figured out how to||
schedule non-conference Basketball games vs MSU yet?
Elephants, Bo, and Michigan never forget ---Bob Ufer
|14 weeks 6 days ago||3:30 games suck||
You miss too much of the other televised games.
Play two home night games per season: 1) the home opener, and 2) the most attractive early season (before 16 October) home game.
The rest shall be at Noon.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Change the scoring system to emulate....||
Change the scoring system to emulate conversion of American/Canadian Football touchdowns and Rugby tries.
A goal scored during live play is now worth 5 or 6 points (TBD). Further, it gives the scoring team the right to have set-play at goal (ie a conversion play modeled on penalty kicks and corner kicks). This set-play would start either from the spot where the first goal was kicked/headed-in (if inside the Penalty Area), or a corner kick (if outside the Penalty Area). The scoring team will have 5 seconds to execute the set-play from the first touch. Any foul by the defense awards the goal try to the offense. This set-play conversion is worth 1 or 2 points (TBD).
This would encourage teams to attack instead of playing for ties.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Birthplace of what? Intercollegiate Soccer?||
American Football started when Harvard went up to Montreal to play McGill University in 1874:
The game they played was Rugby-based.
Rutgers-Princeton in 1869 was Soccer.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||they'd be good road unis...||
yes, wear these on the road ---never at home.
But what about playing at Penn St?
Then wear Maize Jerseys and Blue Pants.
No more all white unis.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||1986 White 18 Blue 13, per my notation on a 1986 calendar FWIW||
I thought I could help you with 1982 also, but I didn't record a final score, sorry.
Thanks for posting!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Your 1st rule idea is the best||
...and probably the most enforceble. It would bring the game back to the rugby laws, but you may also need to add another rugby law that tackling is only legal between the shoulders and knees of the ball carrier.
The other ideas have too many issues. Don't forget that the rule about ball carriers being down when any body part other than hands or feet touches the ground was put in to eliminate dangerous "johnny piles". Your "get up and run" idea would undo that.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||End zone seats were $45 last time||
How much more this time?
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Last time we played a regular season, neutral-site, OOC game...||
...was 10 Nov 1945 Navy at Baltimore (L 7-33). The Army game at Yankee Stadium (referenced above) was earlier that season.
I'm not real happy about losing a home game to do this, but I will try to be there.
It certainly marks a major change in attitude about voluntarily playing known "cheaters". Perhaps we'll agree to skip a practice if they'll agree to hold out 25 (oversigned) players.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||It sounds like the most egregious offenders in scheduling||
the tomato can games (Minny, Iowa, and Wisky) have had a "come-to-jesus" meeting with Delany. If you look at the comments from Joel Maturi and Barry Alvarez over the last two months, they apparently see the benefits ($$$) of 9 BT conf games outweigh the benefits of 2 ooc tomato cans ($).
|6 years 10 weeks ago||best. thread. ever.||
|6 years 16 weeks ago||no||
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Mizzou, OU, etc||
Mizzou: The BTN is already in KC and STL, and we'd rather not take anybody else from the B12 besides Nebraska.
OU: PAC10 really doesn't want OkST and TT, so the "Texas and Hooterville 5" thing never happens. OU and OkST are better candidates to join the SEC.
PAC10+: Gets fed-up with the Texas State Legislature and makes offers to Colo and Utah.
Texas: Stays right where they are. We really don't want them, we are just using them to get what we want.
SEC: Adds 1-3 ACC teams in addition to OU/OkST.
Big Ten+: Takes Maryland, Vandy, and Neb. Stops there.
ACC: Takes enough Big East teams to get back to at least 12. Sayanora BE.
NDp: Fail. Die. Rot.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||While I'm not overjoyed about a SDSU....||
I think DB will at least avoid foisting a D1AA team on us. I hope he will be willing to schedule ND + a Top 25 team once this BT expansion thing gets resolved.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Great post...||
Any chance that the SS's would be used on run-down blitzes? Say perhaps when expecting a sweep, or to cause havoc on a Zone-read play?
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Has anyone ever made it in the NFL after being benched for....||
.... a walk-on?
|6 years 40 weeks ago||I'm thinking about the DC, Baltimore, and South Philly markets,||
and recruiting areas, and how much easier it is to get to College Park than to Columbia.
|6 years 40 weeks ago||I've been hyping Pitt for many years....||
but I think a case can be made for Maryland. They are several years removed from their MBB glory years, and leaving the ACC might not be so tough: $$$$$$.
TV markets are important, and I recall Delany saying that the BT wants to expand the geographic footprint too. Maryland gives you both TV and footprint, Pitt and Mizzou don't.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Brian's on the right track...||
but to avoid the logistics issues, we really need to eliminate BCS-level Conf Champ games, and play the 1st Round Playoffs on the First Saturday in December. This gives fans more time to plan.
We would have to convince $$$$$ the conferences $$$$$ that it is in their best interest $$$$$ to drop Conf Champ games $$$$$. There will be plenty of $$$$$ available to do this.
BTW - there's never been a year when more than five teams had any kind of claim to a MNC, as judged by any service/poll/system. My (very similar) Playoff Schemes always invited eight teams just to avoid predictable bitching, but if Brian can talk 'em down to six, let's do it!
|6 years 44 weeks ago||I hope Will Campbell....||
can be all that and a bag-o-chips next year, or we are in trouble defensively.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||FWIW....the Cass Tech Coach is....||
Thomas Wilcher, former Michigan RB #27 for Bo.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||Cool.....||
Brian called me an "insignificant drop-in-the-bucket"!
Put me on Sportscenter....preferably with Dana Jacobson.
You rock, Brian!
|6 years 48 weeks ago||Can't say that I agreed with...||
everything BM did (esp to long-time and loyal customers), but on the whole, he has been a good AD.
If the next AD can re-connect and re-energize the fan base and PSD-paying customers, give them value (no 1-AA FB games please), and make them feel appreciated, that would go a long way to making Michigan Athletics (esp FB) a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
Being a Michigan fan: It's a labor of love, but it shouldn't feel like a job.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||I'd like to see either Bates or DeCarolis||
|6 years 48 weeks ago||great stuff, Brian....||
please continue these.
I'm also enjoying the grad level debates and analysis between our resident coaches. Agree, disagree, but please continue!
|6 years 49 weeks ago||Yes, Coner at WR or Safety would be nice.....||
|6 years 49 weeks ago||How about Wisky replacing BGSU in the CCHA?||
Would a major renegotiation ($$$) of the CCHA TV contract be sufficient to bring them onboard?
|6 years 49 weeks ago||Exhibition football games are not a new idea....||
we played Homecoming exhibition games (back before Illinois invented Homecoming) against Alumni teams during 1897-99.
Not sure if I like the idea or not.......
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