at least it's not just us?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No surprise on the lack of||
No surprise on the lack of suspensions.
I am a little bit surprised that there hasn't been more discussion around Braxton Miller leaving the bench during the fight. I suppose that there probably isn't a rule like the NBA/NHL to cover this, but I thought he was lucky to escape notice as he grasped a Michigan facemask and pulled a player several yards, before hiding behind several teammates.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Somebody tried to do this||
Somebody tried to do this with minor league baseball about 5 years ago, but the MLB quashed it. The concept there was that non-bonus prospects often have to work winter jobs to makes ends meet. The investors were essentially paying for the player to train year round in exchange for a cut of future earnings. I was very disappointed to have my $50 refunded. It seemed like a cool way to help a player pursue their dreams, and also develop a rooting interest in low level baseball.
I guess it was $20, not $50.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||It's been a great decade to||
It's been a great decade to have the top Petroleum Engineering program. On top of that, A&M didn't really stop being a small pseudo-military college until the 70's. the explosion in former students (alums) is just starting to bear fruit.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I'm beginning to find you||
I'm beginning to find you unpleasant.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Bad analogy. NASA did punish||
Bad analogy. NASA did punish astronauts for selling space trinkets.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Don't be, it sucks. In the||
Don't be, it sucks. In the vein of "pick a trendy name to draw in the desired crowd: pretentious douches that will overspend."
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Good for Glendening. Detroit||
Good for Glendening. Detroit is rapidly approaching the the 50 contract limit (I think this is 49) so this is a big vote of confidence that he's a) a guy they'd like to keep around Grand Rapids and b) somebody they can call up in an emergency and count on to fill a role.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Ahem.||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||He played in 6 of the Wings||
He played in 6 of the Wings 14 playoff games. Obviously, he may have been banged up, but at his age/playing style I think that's the norm going forward. A better way to do this might the 23 tickets approach that Brian stole from soccer. In that context, he probably ranks somewhere between 10 and 14 amongst the forwards.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I think that with the way the||
I think that with the way the roster is shaking out, they almost have to break camp with 14/7/2. Emmerton and Tootoo would be the obvious guys to try and send down, but neither clears enough cap space to sign Nyquist. (Tootoo probably clears enough to sign Andersson).
Ergo, I don't think the Wings are done moving pieces around. Quincey is another name that I've seen thrown around. Quincey and a couple of forward prospects might get Detroit one of the young Jets defensemen (Enstrom/Bogosian) that they've been linked to in the past. They were rumored to be sniffing around Edler at the draft, and the Canucks are a mess.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Wings have ~$2.3MM to sign||
Wings have ~$2.3MM to sign Nyquist, Smith and Andersson. I'm no capologist, but if Samuelsson ($3MM) or Helm (~$2.1MM) goes on LTIR, I think that clears up some money. Also, they can go over by 10% but need to get under the limit before the season.
Right now (assuming Helm is healthy and Samuelsson is not) it looks something like:
Emmerton strikes me as replaceable, but I can't really see anyone wanting to trade for Tootoo. I don't think Detroit would trade Bertuzzi for some reason (not that there's a market there).
I *could* see Detroit trying to package Smith and Nyquist or Tatar for a top-4 defenseman, assuming hypothetical d-man had a small (<$4.5MM) cap hit.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I've seen mock drafts with JT||
I've seen mock drafts with JT Compher sliding into the back of the first round. Downing should go 2-3. Motte maybe 3-5. Not the best Michigan draft ever, but solid.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||So, I'm pretty sure I lived||
So, I'm pretty sure I lived in David Alan Grier's room (145 Mosher). I can't quite figure out why I think that's so awesome, but I do. Definitely made my day, thanks for posting this.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Johnny Manziel thinks that||
Johnny Manziel thinks that Bob Stoops is overrated.
|33 weeks 2 hours ago||That sounds like Wings&More.||
That sounds like Wings&More.
Although the Sodalak's in Snook was the best, and I think the only one that did deep fried bacon, they still have the Czech-Tex Steakhouse in Bryan. Come to think of it, I could really go for a good chicken fried steak.
Edit: looks like I was confused. The CS location went under, but Snook and Bryan are still open. Another place to visit next time I'm in town.
|33 weeks 3 hours ago||Haha, just giving you a hard||
Haha, just giving you a hard time. I don't actually have a chicken preference. I'd rather hit Fuego or Fargo's (!!!) or Koppe Bridge or even The Chicken (not for the chicken, for beer and burgers). Jeez, I miss the BCS food scene. Has to be one of the most underrated food towns in the country.
I think the Sodalaks in Snook is no more, which is a real tragedy. My advisor used to drive potential grad students out there for lunch. It's about a 15 minute drive further and further into the country, and it was fun to watch them get more and more confused about where we were going. Then we'd get there and old man Sodalak (RIP) would be sitting at the first table by the door chain smoking. We never got any of those grad students to join us, but it was always a hoot.
|33 weeks 4 hours ago||You lost me at Layne's......||
You lost me at Layne's......
|33 weeks 5 hours ago||I'm a little bit dubious||
I'm a little bit dubious about the wisdom of this. A couple of years ago, they couldn't fill the seats they had. Now they're adding more. While I think that A&M will be better at football through the 10's than they were in the 00's (Fran!) this still feels like extrapolating on a transient to me.
|35 weeks 2 hours ago||Wow. I've been to West, TX||
Wow. I've been to West, TX many times. They pride themselves on their Czech heritage, and the kolache bakery on I-35 was one of my go-to stops on the drive up to Dallas. I would sometimes bring them home with me at Christmas to needle my friends of Czech heritage because Michigan-Czech kolache are very different than Texas-Czech kolache.
You'd have a hard time finding a place with more of a small Texas town feel than West. My thoughts and prayers go out to them as they'll never be the same.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Several years ago (2007) I||
Several years ago (2007) I was at the BW3 in College Station to watch an 11AM game on the BTN. There were only two customers in the place that early, so we struck up a conversation. The other guy described going to the Big House in '77 and A&M getting blown out. It wasn't until later that I realized he was the QB for that A&M team, David Walker. By that time his family had joined him and I'd missed my chance to quiz him about what it was like to play in those days.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Katie Baker reads mgoblog? I||
Katie Baker reads mgoblog? I guess that's another tick in the "Katie Baker is awesome" column.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||You're thinking of Tyler||
You're thinking of Tyler Ecker (pitch the damn ball to Breaston!). I don't think he transferred in though, I thought he was just overaged.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Do they not have a CompSci||
Do they not have a CompSci department?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||It's a good thing that Connor||
It's a good thing that Connor Carrick carefully weighed the OHL's contention that he wouldn't receive regular playing time against Michigan's recent history of losing important defensemen to injury/illness/suspension (Mitera, Kampfer, Burlon, Merrill) and said, "Of course I'll be an important contributor!"
Do any of the forwards jump out as potential defenseman? Looks like things are going to be pretty thin on the back end again this year.
Edit: I forgot about Mike Szuma, so at least there are still 7 warm bodies back there. Hopefully Serville and Chiasson had productive offseasons.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Yeah. Northwoods was on that||
Yeah. Northwoods was on that list. Sad day.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Hmm. I've heard raging||
Hmm. I've heard raging alcoholic and world-class asshole. Tomato-tomahto?
After the way he left A&M, I'm honestly surprised to see an Aggie defending him.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I don't think A&M is cheating||
I don't think A&M is cheating yet.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Plus, he saved RichRod the||
Plus, he saved RichRod the inevitable PR disaster which would have ensued from failing to honor the scholarship offer.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||No, but I'm pretty sure that||
No, but I'm pretty sure that the direct route from Fleming to the President's house (in case of student riots) is.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Nope, but only because she||
Nope, but only because she takes the secret steam tunnel to work in the morning.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This is the same answer that||
This is the same answer that I came up with when doing research for an RHA display some years ago. Somebody should tell the people that print the free day-planners (do they still do that?) to stop spreading falsehoods in their daily fun-facts.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Well, sure. But||
Well, sure. But "game-manager" is a significant step up from where Ash/McCoy were last year. Plus they are surprisingly thin on the OL. The problem they have isn't matching up with the SEC, it's winning enough games to be in that position (which they won't).
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Did Texas find a QB?||
Did Texas find a QB?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Yeah, Gordon was portrayed as||
Yeah, Gordon was portrayed as the wily, scrappy veteran barely making it on experience and hard work in the Grant Wahl authored Beckham book. And that was four or five years ago.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I'm just still trying to get||
I'm just still trying to get my head around the selection of Alan Gordon.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The only caveat here is that||
The only caveat here is that the serpentine belt frequently runs the water pump. So, no belt, no cooling. I'm not sure how far you can drive without overheating the engine and doing serious damage. If the belt breaks, keep a close eye on the temp gauge and don't push it.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Most oil change places will||
Most oil change places will change the serpentine for <$100.
As for engine braking, the wheels connect through the drive shaft. The belts only power the various add-ons, so I can't see where that would make the belt any more likely to snap.
Edit: also, if the belt's wearing out, you'll likely see some of the ribs cracked (on the inside of the belt) or perhaps some of the reinforcing material (fiberglass?) starting to wear through along the edges, and the belt will look obviously worn. It should be fairly easy to tell.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Also, any voters that might||
Also, any voters that might swing to Trout will likely feel the same about Pujols.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure LSU did this||
I'm pretty sure LSU did this with Craig Loston a couple of years ago. In his case it was done to avoid the Texas standardized test required to graduate. I suspect a similar dynamic may be at work here.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yes, the ring dunk is a big||
Yes, the ring dunk is a big deal, and A&M has a very strong ring culture. Many grad students here elect to get them, but I passed. It seemed strange to me to wear an A&M ring because I think of myself as a Michigan alum first and an Aggie second.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||That might have been Iowa||
That might have been Iowa '02. I remember Navarre having a long run (30 yards?) in an otherwise brutal game.
Found the box score. It was a 39 yard run, in a game in which Navarre led Michigan with 18 net rushing yards. He passed for 112 yards. Like I said, brutal.
The play in question happened on the first drive of the 2nd half. This is the longest video that I could find of that game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eukaQpnTrf0 but it doesn't include that play. It's going to be tough because, for obvious reasons, the videos of that game seem to be put up by Iowa fans, who are reluctant to include a broken play where the lumberingist of lumbering QBs lumbers for 39 yards against their defense.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Flynn's a BIG lefty. OK ERA,||
Flynn's a BIG lefty. OK ERA, decent K numbers. A solid prospect, but still a 22 year old pitcher with one start above A ball. Decent prospect, but nothing that you can't replace in next year's draft.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Brantly is a B+ catching||
Brantly is a B+ catching prospect. Blocked by Avila though. Not sure about Flynn.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I'd forgotten that they were||
I'd forgotten that they were playing a year as an independent, thanks.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Right, but this exactly my||
Right, but this exactly my concern. The hockey team is planned, but are they defined as current? Have they handed out any LOIs yet? I think they'll be fine because obviously they have a very wealthy backer, but if the AD ends up in a serious crunch, hockey may be an attractive target.
They are currently in a ~$100MM hole, but they are likely looking at another huge number (low 9 figures?) to settle all the lawsuits. Plus the fine for violating the Clery act is going to be unprecedented. Obviously the University will pick up part of these costs, but the AD will be hit the hardest.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Can PSU still afford to start||
Can PSU still afford to start a hockey program? Pegula has covered the start-up costs, but can they afford to add another sport that is likely to be a big money loser for the first few years?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Data point for the "waiting||
Data point for the "waiting on the HTTV crowd," mine (plus the photobomb T-shirt) arrived in College Station today.
Data point for the "what are you drinking crowd," sipping on some Glenfiddich 15 and working my way through Breaking Bad, season 2.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I was more thinking about the||
I was more thinking about the Dunn incident a couple of years ago. Starting PG breaks girlfriend/babymama's jaw with his fist. She declined to press charges (future NBA earnings and whatnot). Dunn misses zero games.
On the football side, they've been closely linked to Will Lyles. It's no coincidence that Seastrunk landed there. I wish Stonum the best, but it's a fairly open secret down here that Baylor is running the shadiest AD in the Big 12.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Baylor is a noted cesspool||
Baylor is a noted cesspool for off the field/court problems. Other than that, a totally upstanding, Baptist environment.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||But it's a good haul (3||
But it's a good haul (3 hours) from Houston.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Henning just had a piece in||
Henning just had a piece in the News this morning about Castellanos shagging flies in the OF as a result of Cabrera exceeding expectations at 3B.
Hoofbeats! Must be zebras!
Seriously, this is almost certainly a sign that Detroit thinks that Castellanos will be ready for the big leagues as early as next year, and that they have some confidence that V-Mart will be the DH for at least a couple more years. That could be a scary 3-4-5-6 with Cabrera and Fielder. It would be nice to find a 2B that isn't a blackhole to bat between Jackson and Cabrera though.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||If this were bleacher report,||
If this were bleacher report, we'd already have a slideshow called the Brendan Gibbons watchlist, featuring the talents of Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Allison Brie, etc. But then Stephen Kass would get upset. Gotta take the good with the bad I suppose.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||My understanding is that||
My understanding is that Phelps got the rockstar treatment from the Michigan students (and Ann-Arborites) while most students were unlikely to even have heard of Clary, despite Clary being one of the top swimmers in the NCAA and representing their school. Further, he's the star of the team, but still not the coach's #1 priority. I'm not saying that this is definitely where the Clary/Phelps tension started, but it could be one explanation.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I'm sure Kitchener's lawyer||
I'm sure Kitchener's lawyer pointed this out. Further proof that this about public posturing (see what Jim Lahey said about quelling revolts) and completely unrelated to what actually happened (or didn't) with Trouba.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Not a great PR move by Clary,||
Not a great PR move by Clary, but I can kind of see where he is coming from. I imagine that it's fairly grating to train alongside someone, then, while you're taking 12 or 15 credits, he's out partying and enjoying his multi-million dollar endorsement deals. All the while getting all the attention, instead of the people who are actually competing for Michigan.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Honestly, you just blew my||
Honestly, you just blew my mind. For some reason (probably all those years he spent in Florida) I thought Bouwmeester was 32 or 33, not younger than I am. I like Bouwmeester, but only because I think the Calgary cap situation means that the will come at a smaller price than Yandle or Enstrom.
The Wings lack a glut of NHL-ready talent. They have Smith and Nyquist (who they likely won't trade, as they are counting on these guys to step up this year) and maybe Mursak and Tatar (who may not be scorers in the NHL, hard to say).
They do, however, have some talent that is 2-3 years away. I think if they trade with Winnepeg, that is the group that comes into play. Guys like Sproul and Tvrdon and maybe Jurco. I'm assuming that they won't trade Jarnkrok, just because his ceiling is much higher than his current value.
Columbus seems to want NHL-ready prospects, but would Calgary or Phoenix jump at guys on the second list? It's hard to say because right now, virtually all the teams in the NHL see themselves as able to make the playoffs. I also think a lot of teams are deluding themselves into thinking that if NJ and LA can make the finals, anyone can.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Yeah, brain fart. I meant||
Yeah, brain fart. I meant Stuart, not Suter. I imagine any team trading for Weber during the upcoming season will do so having checked that he is receptive to a long term deal.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Am I the only one that thinks||
Am I the only one that thinks Weber won't go to free agency next year? If he signs a one-year deal with Nashville, I can't imagine that they won't trade him next year, especially after the sting of losing Suter for nothing. And, if they trade him, it won't be to Detroit.
The past few years, Detroit has had a fairly hierarchal model for their defense, where Lidstrom and his partner (especially when it was Rafalski) were the first pairing, Kronwall and Suter were the second pairing, and whoever was left over made the third pairing. I think it's time to move to more of a Vancouver model, where you have a bunch of guys that you are comfortable playing for 22+ minutes a night. (By my count, they have 5 of those guys, but, with the exception of Edler, they're all getting paid about the same: ~$4MM AAV.)
So, right now, the Wings have 1 guy that is for sure in the category: Kronwall. Smith might be ready to eat those sort of minutes. Quincey is a possibility, depending on how you feel about him. I think he'll settle in and have a good year. Either way, best case scenario, Detroit still needs at least 1, and maybe 2 or 3 guys that you would call a top-4 defenseman. That's very concerning.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I've resigned myself to the||
I've resigned myself to the idea of Dempsey leaving Craven Cottage this summer, but I still think it's more likely that he heads to the continent than to another EPL team. And I really can't see Fulham selling their best player to Chelsea. That would be a complete gut punch for the fans.
At this point though, if he moves to another English side, I can't see it being anyone except Arsenal. They have the Champions League spot, and the need for another attacking player. Plus, Dempsey is well settled in London, so it wouldn't be as major of a move as Italy or France or Germany.
And what's with the knock on Fulham? They are a solid third tier team in the EPL, which means they'll keep contending for spots 7-10. Did you miss the part where Dempsey popped a BEAUTIFUL goal against Juventus and Fulham made a Europa League final? One that they lost in extra time to Diego Forlan and Athletico Madrid?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||What about that Karlsson guy.||
What about that Karlsson guy. He's good and Swedish. Heard good things about the Doughty kid too. And maybe Letang from Pittsburgh? He would be ok if the Wings didn't overpay to get him.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It's a nice theory, but I||
It's a nice theory, but I doubt this is Loftin's doing. Doesn't strike me as his style.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Yeah. Just...yeah. I knew A&M||
Yeah. Just...yeah. I knew A&M was going to embarrass itself sooner or later. I just didn't think it would be so soon. Or involve the president. Or be put out by the official school YouTube channel.
I guess it's better to get this out now, just so the SEC doesn't have any illusions about what they've brought upon themselves.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Well, that makes my day 32%||
Well, that makes my day 32% better.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||You're right, I missed that||
You're right, I missed that somehow.
Still, the spate of discipline problems at BU last year was not greeted with shock by the BU Internet partisans. Regardless of the outcome of the case, a picture was painted that Nicastro has some growing up to do. Hopefully the change of scenery and the introduction to the Wings system will be good for him.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Nicastro is relatively||
Nicastro is relatively talented (at least AHL level) but has some off the ice issues to work through. He was suspended from the BU team last year after sexual assault allegations surfaced.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||It's possible they would||
It's possible they would trade Abdelkader's rights. I can't see them letting him walk though. If he goes, who centers the 4th line?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The United States of Hockey||
The United States of Hockey weighs in this morning with a pretty good take:
|1 year 24 weeks ago||We will also draft MSU||
We will also draft MSU commits, but we will sign them with promises of all the Natty Light they can drink. The rest of the roster will be made of old-time (read: Hanson Bros.) style hockey players. Part of the goal here is to have the top draft pick every year.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||New plan: 1. Start||
1. Start Kickstarter
2. Purchase OHL franchise (what's Saginaw up to these days?)
3. Draft ALL the commits
5. Profit (in an NCAA approved, not jeopardiizing tax status way).
|1 year 24 weeks ago||To support your point, here||
To support your point, here are two articles that were linked to by Corey Pronman (Hockey Prospectus) discussing level of competition. The NCAA holds up quite well.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Also, via Michigan Hockey||
Also, via Michigan Hockey Net, what happened the last time a US player (Cam Fowler) was reported to be mulling a huge signing bonus from the OHL:
It surprises me a bit that the OHL President isn't at least a little sensitive to this this issue, since he played NCAA hockey.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||It sounds like Parise will be||
It sounds like Parise will be announcing something in the next few minutes. Since it won't be Detroit, I'm rooting for Jersey.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||While CenterIce is compiling||
While CenterIce is compiling a master list, you could check out Julie Robenhymer's twitter feed (@JulieRobenhymer). She was making an effort to comment on college players, as was Chris Peters (@chrismpeters).
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Carrick to WSH.||
Carrick to WSH. 5th round, pick 137.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Oh, Uncle Buck's. If only I||
Oh, Uncle Buck's. If only I had a dollar for every time the quiz bowl team tried to get the driver to take the bus there after quiz bowl tournaments in Durand, I'd have at least $3.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yes and no. I was surprised||
Yes and no. I was surprised at the 490 number, which seems huge, but is technically correct.
My problem with this is that it counts every NHLer that has played at least 1 game in the ECHL. That's a little bit misleading. It's hard to find anyone on that list that had major NHL careers that played more than a handful of ECHL games. (Marty Biron, 2 games; Ruslan Fedotenko, 8 games; Dan Girardi, 7 games; Jaroslav Halak, 20 games; Johan Hedburg, 2 games, etc.) And I'm not cherry picking data here, just going down the list and looking up names that I recognize as having been above-average NHLers at some point.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Plus the number of ECHL||
Plus the number of ECHL players that make it to the NHL is tiny. Even smaller if you throw out the ones that don't make with their affiliate teams.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Post-Hillsborough, I can't||
Post-Hillsborough, I can't see any major sporting league in the world moving towards terraced SRO space. The liability is just too great.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I think that the real tragedy||
I think that the real tragedy here is that if LA holds on, somebody, somewhere, might think of GM Dean Lombardi as something other than an asshat.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||6'2", 180. In 42 regular||
6'2", 180. In 42 regular season games, he recorded 29 goals, good for 18th in the league (29-38-67).
Does anyone have any information on the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League? The iist of alums on the website makes it seems like their players end up all over the place. I'm just trying to get a feel for how significant being a top-20 scorer is. Dancs will play in the BCHL next season, where offensive success sometimes projects (Tambellini) and sometimes doesn't (Gajic).
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I haven't checked this out||
I haven't checked this out with CapGeek, but I suspect that one of the teams was up against the contract limit (I think you can have 50) and so Murray was included to make the numbers work.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||He'll be an RFA in 2013.||
He'll be an RFA in 2013. There's no way they deal him this offseason. That fanbase will look at what Ottawa did last year and scream bloody murder if they settle in for a long term rebuild on the order of 3 or 4 years. In my mind Pacioretty, Subban and Price are all untouchable.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Nyquist did play. And looked||
Nyquist did play. And looked really, really good. Smith was a little bit disappointing, but seems to be on a similar developmental track to Kronwall, who turned out ok.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Agree on Nash, Weber and||
Agree on Nash, Weber and Doan. I don't get the Nash love. You trade away 3 or 4 valuable pieces for the honor of paying one of highest salaries in the NHL and get production that is suspiciously similar to Jiri Hudler.
If Suter were to sign before Weber, I could see Nashville moving Weber's rights. It all depends on where the salary cap ends up after the new CBA gets hammered out. Nashville has $7MM tied up in Rinne and may not be able to afford all three. In this scenario, though, there are likely to be numerious bidders and I can't see Detroit overpaying to the point that Nashville would keep Weber in the division.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Montreal is prepping for a||
Montreal is prepping for a rebuild. Why would they decide to trade away young, cheap, talent?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I'd start at the BlogPoll||
I'd start at the BlogPoll voter list. That should provide a reasonable cross-section.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Yes, the Kimball is good.||
Yes, the Kimball is good. Right across the street is the Amon Carter, which is dedicated to the art of the American West (Remington and Russell in particular) and is worth a visit if that's your thing.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||There is a book called The||
There is a book called The Fix by a journalist named Declan Hill that delves into a lot of this. It's only ok, but the source material is pretty fascinating. He makes a compelling case that match fixing has killed soccer in Singapore and Malaysia.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Nefarious Eduardo! Sad Josh!||
Nefarious Eduardo! Sad Josh!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Rudy's brisket can be hit or||
Rudy's brisket can be hit or miss, and I don't know how much variation there is between locations. I've only eaten at the Rudy's and the Dickey's in College Station. That said, the Rudy's jumbo smoked potato with pulled pork is amazing and their turkey and pork loin is good too.
All this BBQ talk has inspired a lunchtime trip to Fargo's in Bryan. I'll be the guy with rib sauce all over his face.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Sorry man, but Dickey's is so||
Sorry man, but Dickey's is so much worse than Rudy's. If you're going to drive to Arlington to eat chain BBQ, it's got to be Rudy's.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Here is a fairly||
Here is a fairly comprehensive review of a lot of the best BBQ places in Texas:
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Good call, I couldn't tell if||
Good call, I couldn't tell if that was a 9 or a 5. Oddly, I used to feel the same way about Milan Gajic (another 9). It seemed that the likelihood he scored was inversely proportional to the difficulty of the shot.
I just think Turnbull's body language is fascinating here.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||That Hensick clip is amazing||
That Hensick clip is amazing because it works for both the pro and the con. Watch the fantastic stick work, then go back and watch the reaction of the teammate (can't make out a number) camped at the back door.
When it comes time to vote, I'm going with some combination of Hunwick, Hagelin and Porter. Hensick and Johnson were phenomenal college hockey players and worthy of eventual inclusion, but the other 3 guys all led at least one team to the Frozen Four.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Right. 'Past' meaning prior||
Right. 'Past' meaning prior to this unveiling. I hadn't noticed the stripes on TV, and haven't seen the team play live since 2005.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||And a quick google search||
And a quick google search confirms that there have been stripes in the past, so that's not as new as I thought. I still don't like them, though.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Is this the first time||
Is this the first time they've put striping on the pants? I'm not a fan; hockey pants should be solid.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||It's a combination of the||
It's a combination of the popularity of TexAgs and a general lack of other things to do in this town.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||A couple of thoughts: -I||
A couple of thoughts:
-I thoroughly enjoyed the Futurama question on the Michigan exam. Kudos to the test-writer.
-After a quick glance, it looks like the two tests cover most of the same material. The difference is that the Michigan exam poses the question in a way that a student has to set up the problem before they can do any calculus. While this is a signficant complication, I highly doubt any of those questions are a form that that students haven't previously seen on a homework project. In other words, a well prepared student would take slightly longer to complete the Michigan exam, but not find it too much more difficult.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Oh, big mistake. I bet the||
Oh, big mistake. I bet the Daily Double was hiding behind Atrocious Spelling for $1000.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Yes. They take the nameplates||
Yes. They take the nameplates off, and you can still see the imprint of the name. Washing would likely help, but I don't understand buying a game-worn, just to modify it.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||bama should not be penalized||
I agree, neither should Auburn or Arkansas or Florida or Tennessee. What about LSU?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Chiasson would be 7th in that||
Chiasson would be 7th in that scenario, behind Merrill and Moffie, Clare and Serville, and Trouba and Carrick. I suppose Montreal would be against playing him as F, but it seems a shame to have to sit Serville or Clare or Carrick.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||If all 8 defensemen are still||
If all 8 defensemen are still around next year, I wonder if one will skate as a forward, like Scooter Vaughn did. I could definitely see Bennett as a top-6 forward.
I also think Hyman did a lot of things well this year, but never put it all together. He could end up centering the 2nd line as a sophomore.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||In 2005, both Jack Johnson||
In 2005, both Jack Johnson and Andrew Cogliano were first rounders.
When Trouba committed, I remember seeing something about him having waited so long because he wanted to be sure that the NCAA was the way to go. I suppose that the AHL could still be an option, but I don't think that the OHL is.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||The fact that you can write||
The fact that you can write something like this, while citing Braylon as the first player to jump out for you, just makes me feel...old.
Good luck, hope you find a way.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Does the Daily still run||
Does the Daily still run Crime Notes? I think we've finally found a way to top "Man Punched in Head While Boxing."
|1 year 38 weeks ago||The Tannehill comparison is||
The Tannehill comparison is useful and interesting. A&M liked to line Tannehill up in the slot and use him as an inside receiver in the Missouri sense. That is, almost like a TE, but without blocking responsibilities and lined up a little bit wider.
Tannehill's best skill was finding gaps and seams in the zone, which makes sense since he was approaching the position as a QB. If Gardner is used similarly, that's really exciting, given the lack of receiving TEs on this team.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Made it in just under the||
Made it in just under the wire, although it appears to still be going. Was worried it might stop at $20K. Good work everybody.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Cespedes ought to be in your||
Cespedes ought to be in your top 5, since I think he's part of the plan from day 1.
Is Yu Darvish classified as a rookie? Lot's of hype there too.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Don't forget the part where||
Don't forget the part where they corralled Red into bringing his grandson on the ice pregame and asking us to think of the children.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||To me, the lack of video has||
To me, the lack of video has only made this more epic. I'm sure that when the video finally surfaces, I'll be disappointed because my recollection is so vivid and almost certainly exaggerated.
There was a camera in the net and for a long time, my desktop background was of Dubliewicz sprawling to his left, just as the puck slides under his wrist.
The effect of this series was strong enough that nine years later, I drug my roommate to an Aero's playoff game (it ended up being the deciding game of the Calder Cup, but we didn't know that when we bought the tickets) just because Jed Ortmeyer was playing.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Hey! They didn't screw us!||
Hey! They didn't screw us! Pleasant surprise!
|1 year 39 weeks ago||BC-AF, Duluth-Maine in||
BC-AF, Duluth-Maine in Worchester. No surprises so far.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Right now on ESPNU.||
Right now on ESPNU.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Union beat Harvard, and||
Union beat Harvard, and BC/North Dakota victories look likely. I'm pretty confident that puts us in Green Bay, playing Cornell. It will be interesting to see how they place the 2's and 3's because Minnesota will have to be placed out of position (they are the last 2, but will likely be seeded as the first two). If the committee preserves the 8-9, 7-10, 6-11, 5-12 structure, I have the following:
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I went back and watched it||
I went back and watched it again, and you're right, the WMU guy was at least even and probably ahead. Just really, really frustrating because they'd gotten it wrong so shortly before. I think that play as much as any (besides the third goal, where Bennett got out-hustled) showed how tired Michigan's legs were tonight.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||And then no icing the other||
And then no icing the other way. Guess that's our parting gift. Guh.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||That's terrible. Treais won||
That's terrible. Treais won that race. Hate the CCHA.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Bennett is on the ice right||
Bennett is on the ice right now, by the way. Good news.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Bennett with the injured||
Bennett with the injured wrist, Slater to the box. It really would be a testament to the incompetence of the CCHA refs if they manage to lose control of the conference championship game.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I think an interference||
I think an interference penalty is probably in order there for Merril, but I really, really hate results-based officiating. You can't bump something to a major just because a guy got hurt.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||thanks||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Since you just said NCAA||
Since you just said NCAA Tournament and didn't specify a sport, it's clearly The Molly Game. And it isn't close.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I guess the NCAVA FOIA stuff||
I guess the NCAVA FOIA stuff is new and interesting, but based on last time, this thread isn't going to go well.
Also, is it necessary to name the players rumored to have been involved? Pretty sure that info was consistently deleted the last time we did this.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||It's a two-way contract,||
It's a two-way contract, right? So that roster spot is worth a significant amount of money?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||PLINKO!||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||You just, but I didn't hear a||
You jest, but I didn't hear a single ND player who wasn't on either the Tynan-Lee-Rust line or the Sheehan-Costello-Maday line. Would be nice if they started to wear down a bit. (Or Johns and Calabrese, the defensemen).
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Agreed.||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Sounds up and down now.||
Sounds up and down now. Michigan establishes some pressure, then ND counterattacks.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Apparently M can't win unless||
Apparently M can't win unless all the defenseman hit a post. 3 of 6 have in OT.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Sounds like Michigan is||
Sounds like Michigan is dominating OT, but nothing to show for it.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Bennett just pinged the||
Bennett just pinged the post. Notre Dame knocks their own net off.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Powerplay for Michigan.||
Powerplay for Michigan.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Unless you play for Syracuse.||
Unless you play for Syracuse.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Ugh, St. Johns. Go Marauders!||
Ugh, St. Johns. Go Marauders!
|1 year 41 weeks ago||My mistake then. You're||
My mistake then. You're correct, his dad took a job with the hockey team in Odessa so his son could play Texas 5A ball. I imagine they were pretty frustrated when after moving again (to College Station) A&M fired Sherman.
Sumlin actually retained the old DL coach (Williams) who was an ace recruiter, but Williams has since moved on to the Raiders. That hasn't helped matters with LaCouture either.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||This kid's been a soft verbal||
This kid's been a soft verbal since A&M switched from Sherman to Sumlin. When LSU offered, he began to waffle a bit and looked like he would take some visits, but this is the first I've heard of a full-on decommitment. If this is true, you've managed to scoop TexAgs, which is fairly impressive.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||But he moved from Odessa||
But he moved from Odessa Permian (Friday Night Lights) so I'm not sure I buy that. There are tougher districts in Texas than the one Consol plays in.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||If you look back in the||
If you look back in the mgoblog archives on blogspot, Brian wrote both midseason and year-end grade columns for the '04-'05 hockey team, so they should definitely be included in the mgoblog era. Therefore, the following players should be considered for nomination:
Also, if while we are nominating, I think Scooter Vaughn deserves consideration for what he did as a senior, especially in the playoffs leading up to the national title game.
Also, also, there are a whole bunch of guys out of that 2005 hockey senior class that maybe deserve nominations (Moss, Nystrom, etc.)
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Well, that got weird in a||
Well, that got weird in a hurry. Hopefully they have some protocol in place for fixing the surface. The asphalt has to have melted.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||You are 100% correct. That is||
You are 100% correct. That is exactly what Holland told Duffie on TSN's Tradecentre.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Leach talks about this in his||
Leach talks about this in his book. Michigan seemed to do something similar against Notre Dame.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Interesting article, but not||
Interesting article, but not one that I put a lot of stock in. Clendenning is way too low, Weber barely belongs as an honorable mention, let alone in the top-10. Also where is Nicastro? This was written before the latest chapter in the BU-pocalypse. He should be there somewhere.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Detroit's been hinting for a||
Detroit's been hinting for a while that they needed another d-man, and this is going to go a long way towards solidifying that 5-6 pairing. Still, this sets Detroit up for a very interesting set of offseason decisions. 4 guys are more-or-less locks for next year:
So they will need to add or retain 3 guys out of a group that will include Stuart and Lidstrom (depending on what they decide to do) plus Quincey and Brendan Smith, plus any big name free agents on the market (Ryan Suter?).
That sure looks to me like Stuart made his intentions to head west after the season known. It should also be noted that even though Quincey is an RFA after this season, if he's not part of the plan, I would think his rights are worth at least a 3rd rounder at the draft. That's a steep price to pay for a sort term rental, but not as bad as trading a 1st for a guy who is going to walk.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||It's obviously way too early||
It's obviously way too early to play the TUC cliff game, but I think that the UMD comparison flips if Wisconsin falls off the TUC cliff (and that could happen, they've been terrible in the WCHA and still have to play @Bemidji and @Minnesota. If they fall out, UMD loses a win and a tie in the TUC, which will make the TUC comparison an exact tie (although Michigan will have 2x the TUC games). RPI breaks the 1-1 tie and Michigan get the comparison.
Note1: Both teams will play more TUC games and so it's not really worth breaking this down at this point.
Note2: Common opponents are ND and WMU. UMD is 3-1 against them, but M split both series. Best case scenario, M gets ND in the CCHA quarters and goes 2-0 and WMU in either the semi's or the finals bringing the COp up to 5-2 which won't get it done. M can't catch UMD in COp.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I can't believe I'm wading||
I can't believe I'm wading into this mess, but here goes:
I agree with almost everything you said, but a couple of points:
-the IIHF upheld Bertuzzi's NHL suspension, so he wasn't allowed to play overseas during the lockout. This is obviously less punishment than a missed NHL season, but of the lockout hadn't happened, I think the NHL might have given him a one year ban.
-my understanding is that Bertuzzi initially offered substantially more than $350K, but was turned down. If Moore's parents are going to sue for $1MM+ for emotional damage, then I have no problem with Bertuzzi low balling the settlement offer. It's all legal posturing at this point.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I'm 95% certain that this is||
I'm 95% certain that this is the first MGoBlog post that I came across:
I was instantly hooked. It was linked to from the USCHO.com Fan Forum by some guy named FunkyMoses. That guy still posts around here from time to time, but he changed his username. Still has about a bajillion MGoPoints, though.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I thought this was going to||
I thought this was going to be about hockey refs finally getting theirs for Fort Wayne and Buffalo. Oh well.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||When you do get a hold of||
When you do get a hold of someone, you might want to ask for it to be personalized for the kid. That makes it cooler for the kid and destroys any retail value. Good luck to you, but especially to your friend.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Big upside but comes from an||
Big upside but comes from an Aggie family (both parents and grandfather I think). I saw something on an A&M board about him coming to Aggie games since he was 2.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||This is great stuff and it||
This is great stuff and it really helps illustrate just how well that Moffie/Merrill pairing is working right now.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||So, more or less on the same||
So, more or less on the same day, the Big Ten declares that home-site college football playoff games are worthwhile, but home-site college hockey conference playoff games are too much hassle? WHY CAN'T HOCKEY HAVE NICE THINGS?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||It's a silent auction, so the||
It's a silent auction, so the pricing is really hard to nail down, but in my (limited) experience, $300 is closer to the starting point.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Per the article, it sounds||
Per the article, it sounds like this was dead until a University employee followed-up on Nov. 18th to see why nothing had been done. That's 10 days after the Paterno thing blew up. Coincidence? Either way, glad to see that somebody stayed on it.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I'm hearing that Raulerson||
I'm hearing that Raulerson may not play OL anyway. Sounds like Texas was recruiting him to play DL and may reevaluate if he bulks up enough to play OL in the future.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I wouldn't worry about||
I wouldn't worry about MSU/Ohio. Ferris and Western are the teams to watch.
Michigan has the easiest remaining schedule, with their opponents averaging 1.32 points per conference game, but Ferris is 2nd at 1.41. OSU and Miami have the hardest remaining schedules at 1.63.
I've made an attempt to predict the rest of the season by making educated guesses for each of the remaining weekends, and this put Michigan 3rd, behind Ferris and WMU. My prediction for Michigan was 4/3/5/6, while Ferris was 4/3/6/3. This puts M at 50 and FSU at 53.
So, at a minimum, barring a complete Ferris meltdown, Michigan needs to win 3 of the next 4 games (2 against Miami and 2 against State) in regulation. That is tough, but doable.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I'm glad Brian tackled this.||
I'm glad Brian tackled this. An anonymous source should never be enough to report on someone's death.
That said, where do we rank Dandy Don in the Internet reliability taxonomy? Above or below Ace Williams?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Doesn't covering the mirrors||
Doesn't covering the mirrors sort of defeat the purpose of having mirrors? Maybe he was doing you a favor by making your vehicle conform with Virginia state law.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Pretty sure it should be||
Pretty sure it should be Prescott Line, not Lane. Stinks for the kid that they couldn't get his name right. His brother was a bit of a miss for Rodriguez. Would be the big back that Hopkins hasn't been. I can't help but wonder if the younger brother will be another one that should've gotten a better look.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Jacob Trouba||
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Nice. My parents have some||
Nice. My parents have some sort of a book about Spikehorn. They tried to explain it once, but I guess you had to be there (in the 50's/60's I mean).
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Who would he take? A&M||
Who would he take? A&M retained their DL coach. I don't think Harlon Barnett (DBs) would leave State unless he had to. That leaves Tressel (LBs) who I think would be a leading candidate for DC at MSU.
|2 years 5 days ago||Victor "Macho" Harris and Nic||
Victor "Macho" Harris and Nic Harris are both guys who come to mind.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||The Southern Miss coach is||
The Southern Miss coach is Larry Fedora, who is originally from College Station. His brother is the coach at Navasota, which is the next town south and has sent a few players to A&M in recent years. Fedora may eventually enter into this. It seems like Sumlin is the first place A&M will look though.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I'm really, really angry||
I'm really, really angry about this. Somebody behind the scenes is acting like a spoiled child and canning the coach because this season was a disappointment. The difference between where A&M actually is in the national landscape and where our fans think we should be has to be greater than any other university.
Now we get to rebuild at the same time as moving to the hardest division in the history of college football. What a great idea.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||In a way, TexAgs is a pretty||
In a way, TexAgs is a pretty fair reflection of A&M in general. Insular, strange, often unintentionally hilarious (and sometimes just hilarious). I love them both dearly though.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Always been in the south||
Always been in the south (Florida and Miss. St.) except when he was at Wagner, Columbia, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Bowling Green and Utah. So hardly a "southern" coach at all.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||After that last penalty call,||
After that last penalty call, A&M can't get out of the Big XII fast enough. Just an awful way to end a great 4th quarter. Sucks big time.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It's like Tannehill forgets||
It's like Tannehill forgets which color to throw to in the 3rd quarter. A&M hasn't had a QB that was better as a senior than as a junior in about 15 years.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Can we just all agree to||
Can we just all agree to abolish 3rd quarters?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||More of a California thing.||
More of a California thing. Texas has a river in the way.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I see what A&M is doing||
I see what A&M is doing here. Settle for the FG and limit the lead to 9. If you don't have a double-digit halftime lead, you can't blow a double-digit halftime lead. Good work Sherman.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Kind of funny, since there||
Kind of funny, since there was a feeling amongst A&M fans that Bullock was offered a scholarship to get in with his friend and teammate JB Shugarts. Guess that one worked out ok.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Randy Bullock is A&M's||
Randy Bullock is A&M's Garrett Rivas.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Officially, the reason given||
Officially, the reason given is that Texas has their non-con schedule through 2018 and can't make room for another game. Unofficially, Texas bitterly fought the A&M move to the SEC (going as far as retaining a lobbying firm to work on the Texas Legislature). Since Texas is refusing to schedule A&M in any sport, I tend to favor the unofficial explanation.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Two differences: I think||
I think Braxton Miller can work in Meyer's offense from day one.
Meyer is unlikely to face the same sort of backlash from Ohio loyalists that Rodriguez saw here.
Meyer's success is not a slam dunk, but Rodriguez's struggles have no bearing here.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Not having Cyrus Gray or||
Not having Cyrus Gray or Christine Michael really hurts A&M. This could be a really low scoring game.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I'm just really happy for Mr.||
I'm just really happy for Mr. Floyd. First he got toasted, then he got hurt. All the while he watched his position group decimated by transfers, year after year. It's great to see those who decided to stay and fight the adversity finding success on the field.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I can't believe ESPN is||
I can't believe ESPN is preempting live games to talk more about Paterno. Epic level of bullshit here.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||My thanks go out to all the||
My thanks go out to all the military personnel and veterans on the board.
On a historical note, Joseph Barss, Michigan's first Ice Hockey coach, fought for Canada in WWI and was seriously wounded.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I strongly disagree with this||
I strongly disagree with this statement, but only because the 2002 regional in Yost was even better.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Delayed. Sucks.||
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Sure, the Argus Press is||
Sure, the Argus Press is legit. As far as I know, they don't have a history of making stuff up. I think that my parents actually are still suscribers.
I am, however, dubious that the same newspaper that named me "Student of the Week" in 2001 will be the one to break conference expansion news.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Excellent news. With the||
Excellent news. With the talent level of Michigan's defense now and in the next few years, a goalie can't be far behind (crosses fingers).
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Well, I for one am glad this||
Well, I for one am glad this year-plus farce of a courtship has finally come to an end. Maybe now A&M can get back to doing what it does best: abandoning a successful run game in the 2nd half. (If you need me, I'll be over here, next to the copious supply of pain-numbing bourbon.)
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I thought Vorax was the||
Perhaps Boston College will hire Greg Robinson while Dr. Vorax will return to British Columbia from whence he came.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I'd like to hear Bacon's||
I'd like to hear Bacon's thoughts on the divergent cases of Rich Rodriguez and John Beilein.
Both were hired with the idea that they would be able to run their successful systems, but with Michigan-level athletes. All indications are that Beilein has been successful in this regard, while Rodriguez was not.
Did the Athletic Department handle the two coaches differently? Could Rodriguez have done better if there was less pressure on him to succeed right away? Is it just that Beilein had more time?
(Note: I'm not sure how closely Bacon follows the basketball program, given his excellent work on both the football team and the hockey team, so this may not be an appropriate line of questioning.)
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Leave it to Denard Robinson||
Leave it to Denard Robinson to loose a jump ball to a 5'8" receiver?
|2 years 14 weeks ago||That's actually accurate.||
That's actually accurate. Texas thought the Big XII was too far gone to save and was ready to jump at the Pac-12's offer. A&M balked when the Big XII offered to essentially pay OU, Texas and A&M before the other 7 schools (guaranteeing them $20 million each with some fuzzy math).
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Well, I'm reasonably||
Well, I'm reasonably confident that Riley Norman is not the brother of Chris Norman or Denicos Allen.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Whoa, he's Max Bullough's||
Whoa, he's Max Bullough's brother?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Oh, no doubt. And most of||
Oh, no doubt. And most of Oregon's success predated the involvment of Lyles. I just think that an article with umpteen footnotes could find a place to mention the latest allegations, especially if they are going to quote LaMichael James.
Also glossed over was Oregon's tolerence of some pretty terrible behavior by their football players in recent years. I see a lot of similarities between Oregon today and Miami in the late 80's and 90's. Could make for a fun documentary as part of ESPN's 40 for 40.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I don't understand how||
I don't understand how someone can write an article attempting to explain Oregon's on-field success without a single mention of Willie Lyles and how everything may not be on the up-and-up. This is especially true when they use a quote from LaMichael James about how much he likes the uniforms. I find it hard to believe that the uniforms were more influential than his ties to a street agent that was taking Oregon's money for "recruiting infomation."
|2 years 15 weeks ago||*sigh*||
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Official news||
Official news release:
|2 years 16 weeks ago||No. A&M is switching because||
No. A&M is switching because the SEC means a boatload of money, and the same boatload of money as the other conference members.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||A&M is ahead of LSU. MEEN||
A&M is ahead of LSU. MEEN generally hovers about 10th amongst public institutions (so 15-18 overall).
That said, US News rankings kind of suck.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||The SEC actually said, "maybe||
The SEC actually said, "maybe we'd ask you out if you weren't dating that other person."
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Looks like you posted while I||
Looks like you posted while I was typing. Hopefully this is a small shift and not something that results in a 16 team superconference landscape.