I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The LJ had the correct mechanics||
He held for second and had released because he read pass. He is only supposed to be 5-10 yards downfield until the pass is away, and he was about 5-6. Perhaps he could have gained a few more yards if he had sprinted after the ball was away, but he still would have been at least 10 yards away. Still a hard call, but again I agree that the refs missed one. A 6 or 7 man crew would have had a guy right on top of the play though.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Agree it was not a catch||
But remember that there is no SJ in high school. Corner of the endzone is a weak point in 5 man crews, and that is a VERY hard call to make in real time for a guy 15 yards away from the ball.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||What cover would that be?||
He's never been on Madden. AP deserves it. Besides, Barry was already on it once.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Couldn't snatch 135||
So I just had 100 reps Rx. Top at my box (Invictus in Holland) so far has been 150 reps.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Typically...||
ND doesn't allow redshirts, so they won't be listed on their roster. They require all players to graduate in four years, or at least attempt to. The only time players will get a fifth year is if they enter grad school and happen to have a year of eligibilty left.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||You are right||
We lost, people need to get over it. If a suspension comes, let's talk about it then. The Harrison situation I could see potentially being relevant, but people are making a bigger deal of it than it is.
Sorry for saying it how it is.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I used to check deals.woot||
and all those other deal sites daily. About a year ago I got a subsription to ESPN the magazine for $4/yr for 4 years. Just saying, you can get a ridiculously good deal if you can find it. I really don't even read the magazine but it is totally worth it for the insider articles.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I agree that he was MSU bound from the start||
but he referred to a specific event and I am asking what that was.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||About William Gholston||
What did the coaching staff do to make him stop considering us.? If I remember correctly, Gholston himself referred to something in particular that the staff did that he did not like, saying something along the lines of "They know what they did".
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Is it just me, or did food prices go way up this year?||
Last week I went out and bought a mini pizza, a hotdog and water. I had a complete 'wtf' moment when she told me it was $19 total. Her explanation was that "It was a really big hotdog", which was a bold face lie.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Avoid Lady Janes like the plague||
By far the worst haircut of my life. I asked for an inch off (was about 3 inches long) and she cut one side down to only about a centimeter left, then proceeded to spend 45 minutes trying to 'blend' my hair, aka hide her mistake. I will not be returning.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||FYI Brian||
Demens is the one making the play in the second Hawthorne video, so you might have linked the wrong one mistakenly. Granted, it does look like he shed his block rather well there and would have been in position to at least get an arm on the ball carrier.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||It's funny||
how many people are ripping this guy a new one when he is partially correct. That garage in particular is free on Sundays, so no luck for the game unless you are planning on staying the night. I lived across the street last year and would frequently park there on Sat. and then drive it out on Sun. so it was free.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Purdue Flyover||
I would assume that is due to it being homecoming.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||What do you expect them to say?||
Remember, the usual killer of re-alignment deals is when people tip their hand too early. While reveal your hand when you don't have to? Yes, I realize that A&M has effectively tipped their hand, but it appears that the opposition that was previosuly there isn't going to do anything this time around, which may be why they might get away with it.
It isn't like the individual schools are going to come out and say "Well, since TAM left, we are going to try to leave as well". I guarantee you though that all the schools are figuring out their options as we speak, including what conferences would take them.
As far as the list goes, why woulnd't ND top it? They are the biggest fish in the sea, and you have to do your due diligence to see if they are interested. I don't take this as arrogance as much as common sense.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I agree that there are issues||
But by no means is it out of the question.
From a cultural stand-point, I would say Texas to the PAC-X would be in the same ballpark in terms of different mentalities. I could be wrong here, but that is my opinion. As we all recall, that marriage almost happened.
I agree that the biggest carrot for Texas is academics. Inclusion in the CIC could mean tens or perhaps hundreds of millions more per year in research funding for Texas. The CIC is huge money. Travel costs are expensive, no doubt about that, but how much money would be made by having both Texas and ND in the conference? I don't have the numbers, but I feel like the additional travel costs would be offset.
I don't have a response for your last point, because I would feel the same way if I personally were an atheltic director, but I am not and therefore do not have access to the information they have. Like I said in my previous post, if both sides are committed, a deal could be worked out.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Not to mention legal issues||
If you locked all teams not in those conferences out, you would get sued. For that reason, it makes me wonder if the formation of 4 super conferences would be a prelude to those conferences breaking away from the NCAA to form their own league. That eliminates all legal issues (I believe).
IF the super conferences happen, my ideal scenario for a playoff would be that each conference has 4 divisions, then there is a mini playoff within the conference between the 4 division winners, then the conference winners play each other for the championship.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||It's happening||
The whole SEC statement from this weekend was for two reasons: 1) Legally, they could get in trouble if they extended an invitation before A&M applied, and 2) It was a way to 'pump the brakes' so to speak, in that since everything broke last week, things have gotten incredibly hectic. It gives A&M time to get their stuff in order, and if it hasn't already happened, it gives the SEC time to secure a 14th team.
If the regents have approved the president to explore and act on any potential conference changes, that should tell you all you need to know. A university would not pubcilally acknowledge that unless they had an agreement in place beforehand. I am not foolish enough to think there isn't still a chance everything could fall through, but I would be damned surprised if this didn't happen at this point.
As for the B10, I don't know if this has been posted already, but there was a rumor that OU, OkSt., and two other B12 teams (speculated to be Kansas and K St.) approached the B10 and were told no for academic reasons. I suspect financially that move also doesn't work out for the B10, so no surprise that they were turned down.
Now this next bit is mostly pure speculation, but I suspect the B10 is talking behind the scenes to the big fish: Texas and ND. I suspect ND is starting to realize that they could be left out to dry if they don't join a conference once the dominoes start to fall. The logical choice is the B10. I know a lot of people are saying that if Texas is to leave the B12, that the PAC 12 is probably the destination, but I can't help but think that if Texas wanted to be in the PAC, they would have been last year. Again, I feel like the Big 10 is the logical choice. The financial windfall both athletically and academically would be huge. You can also bet that the B10 is selling the idea of adding both those teams to both Texas and ND. Adding those two could be enough to get the BTN on every basic cable package in the nation, and that equates to huge $$$.
Again, these are just my thoughts on the whole thing. I realize there are lot of things that could hold up adding those two teams (the LHN chief among them), but those things could be worked out if the parties are truly interested. I don't know if the B10 would go beyond 14, though I suspect they would if the right candidates are there (say Oklahoma and Maryland/Syracuse/Mizzou?). Either way, I'm sure the next few weeks will be very exciting beyond the usual buildup to kickoff.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Didn't you know?||
Hoke brought out the cloning maching for the BBQ, cause why have one when you can have three!
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I find it effective||
to play man coverage (I usually run a 4-3 cover 2 man) and press the corners and bring the safeties both close. When the corners are pressed they usually don't give up their ground, which either allows me to get their with my safety, or they turn the play back in to the middle. I also user control the safety, in case you didn't get that.
With this strategy, you have to make sure you are good at reading run/pass/PA so you don't get fooled. The nice thing though is that people who just constantly run to the outside tend to not be very good at other aspects of offense, and once you take away the outside run they usually struggle to move the ball.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Don't know if this has been posted yet||
but just saw this on youtube, posted Monday. Pretty solid job IMO.
Edit: trying to figure out how to embed this and failing.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Left the house for about 30 minutes||
and it went off and back on sometime during that time. Computer was off when I got back, and the clocks were reset.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Even better||
Them not understanding it only makes it better
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I don't really agree with the bad news||
We offered over 200 and can only take a tenth of that, so we are going to have a 'losing record' against most teams.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I think most of the reduced hours were from last fall||
At least from what I understood from that article, it seemed most of the reduced hours came during the season last fall. I guess now that RR is done, that is probably for the best, but I'm sure someone will cry conspiracy theory.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I wouldn't say hopeful||
But it moves it into the realm of possibilities. If Kiel commits early like everyone things he will, who knows what 6 months+ of being in DGB's ear will lead to.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||He is still currently in Ann Arbor||
I've seen him a few times at Rush Street, looking as cocky as ever.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I have to clap my hands to Dorsey||
That is one hell of a job spinning getting your ass kicked at home into something positive for State.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Fantastic News||
If the PAC 12 can get $225 million/yr, what is the ceiling for the Big 10? $300 million? more? It's gonna be a monster.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Gotta give props where they are due||
+1 to Muschamp for putting integrity before winning
|2 years 36 weeks ago||As a former Insomnia Employee||
I can tell you that Insomnia Cookies is most definitely not unique to AA, and in fact was at State (among many other locations) before coming to AA.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||The likely would install 10-15k temporary seats for the Vikes||
However, as a Vikings fan it is pretty clear what this is; a last ditch effort to get a new Stadium Built. A new roof for the Metrodome would likely cost $12-$15 million. I have to believe that between adding temporary seats, making the field usable in Dec. and/or January (hopefully late Jan., ahh who am I kidding, no chance of that), making the concessions and bathrooms usable in cold weather and, if they are allowed, installing alcohol distribution equipment, the total cost would be similar to the new roof. The would also likely pay the University to use the stadium and take a loss from having less seats, even with the temporary seats.
In the end though, what message does it send if you pump over $10 million into the Metrodome only to abandon it a few years later, and potentially demolish it at that point. If they put that money into the Dome, there is no way a bill for a stadium gets passed. They are going to do everything in their power to avoid playing at the Dome in hopes of getting that new stadium, or they will be in LA by 2015.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Besides the Joe Webb things, I agree with your reasoning||
First, it was widely speculated that Favre was going to be starting from early Monday morning on.
However, they also weren't guaranteeing seats for all ticket holders, which definitely factored into peoples decisions. I realize there were extra seats in the end, but its not hard to see why people would take a full refund on their tickets rather than show up at the stadium at 4pm in hopes of getting a seat, then sitting there for 3+ hours in the cold waiting for the game to start. You are correct though that the waiting issue would not have been as big of a deal if alcohol would have been available.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Bonus||
After poking around their website, I discovered that Pentagram worked extensively on the extremely successful U.S. bid for the 2018/22 World Cup. Keep up the good work boys!
|3 years 1 week ago||Diane Brie (sp?) - ME350||
When midterm evaluations came around and the entire class roasted her in them, she came to the following class and told everyone that she didn't care what people's opinions of her were because 'she was going to get paid either way'. Also told the class in the first lecture that she would love nothing more than for everyone to get an A, so she could go to the department head and argue that we all deserved top marks. With two weeks to go in the semester, around 2/3rds of the class were in line to get A's, and we were informed by the gsis that because two many people had high grades the final was going to be extremely difficult as to knock down the grades of many people.
Also, every concept we discussed (gears, levers, springs, etc.) somehow was related to a story about her kids.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||If you read his power rankings on a regular basis||
he makes it very clear that his power rankings are NOT a list of what he sees as the best teams in the league numbered 1 through 11. The rankings are almost solely based on the previous week, maybe two, of games, not the entire season. With that in mind, I think it is entirely reasonable to have Mich that low since we barely deserved to be on the same field as Wisco last Sat.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||He doesn't hide it||
He distracts you with the hair and your eyes never leave his head.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||If that is you||
I was in your discussion section fall of 09. That is the only class I could think of where you would teach about Michigan AD's, and I remember you said you were a Louisville fan (went to undergrad there as well I think). I was the kid who was taking the class independent study and had to write two papers. I think the one I wrote for you was about the freshman eligibility rule.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||MGoCards||
This is actually serious. I don't want to say what I think your name is, but do you have dreads and were a gsi for Bacon?
|3 years 6 weeks ago||This isn't an apples to apples comparison||
Yes, Illinois beat Indiana pretty convincingly while we just got by, but its not as simple as that when it comes to our game. I won't pretend to be an expert on Illinois, but I believe their QB doesn't like to go downfield much and often won't take shots even when they are there. I'm not talking long bombs either, I mean the digs and posts and corner routes often get over looked for the crossing routes. Yes I realize nothing involving the ball traveling through the air is a strength for our defense, but I believe we can get some stops with their mindset.
What does worry me is how Illinois was able to keep MSU's running game in check. Denard is a whole different animal, but their run D is sound. That may be the key to they game.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Joe Tiller, not Danny Hope||
An acceptable mistake though since they are both rockin' the stache. Give it 15 years, take away the hair, add a few more pounds, and they could be brothers.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||See article||
That's probably the best I can give you short of going to the Bentley and scouring through the old records.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I see what you are saying||
but you are missing his point. He is saying that high prices on the open market leads one to believe that the demand is high for the set supply of tickets. Therefore, there is room to increase the supply without the demand falling to the point that tickets will not be bought.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I thought the same thing||
I think it would be absolutely awesome if they added a second level behind both endzones, kind of 'completing' the upper bowl that the boxes have started. I would think that this would easily ad another 20k-30k in seats, and the noise level on the field would be absolutely insane.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||427||
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Anyone with a student ID or willing to validate||
I've seen tickets going as low as $10 in the Student Section. Scour the interwebs, and please buy them so the Student Section is at 50% capacity.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||He is fast||
but they aren't going to have a starter sacrifice time with the 1's to go with the scout team. If there ever was an exception though, it would be this.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||double post||
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I would pass if I were you||
Its going to be roudy, its going to be loud, and there is almost no chance you will have your entire seat available to you. You'll be standing, likely facing sideways, and crammed into a very small space. I don't think they are in any physical danger (after scoreing celebrations not withstanding, watch out for people getting picked up around you) but you likely will not be very comfortable.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||You saying that||
makes me think that might be a matter of what direction you are facing in relation to the everyone else. In the student section it always sounds like the first 'I' is really weak.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Cheap hits like those||
Cheap hits like those usually happen when you see big piles up near the line of scrimmage, and those are the types of situations Denard rarely finds himself in. If Sparty gets the chance though, I would almost guarantee they do it. If its happening I'm not sure what Michigan can do outside of telling the refs to watch for it more closely. I'm sure Lewan will have something to say though if he notices those shenanigans going on while he is on the field.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Just a thought||
I would be careful with the wording you use and also potentially edit your formula slightly. You say that Michigan is collecting nearly 92% of 'expected' points. From a fans perspective, we probably expect a TD every time we reach the redzone, but in actuality the expected payout of reaching the endzone is less than 7. I would make sure you refer to it as 'potential points' instead. Following that line of thought, I think it would make sense to have have the potential points per trip be 8 points, not 7. I think this will better quantify 2 pt conversions. Under the current formula a successful 2 pt conversion would mean that drive was worth more than the potential points available from that trip to the redzone. This should just shift everyones percentage down a little, but I believe it will be more accurate since in the truest sense a team could score 8 pts on every trip.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I believe the closest someone has gotten||
was Joe Webb who passed for 2,299 and ran for 1,427 last year. By closest I mean the most rushing yards by a player who has also thrown for 2,000.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||USC||
I however, do agree.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||While I don't think that just because ESPN||
While I don't think that just because ESPN says it we should stop going after him, I will say that in the past ESPN has been spot on at times. If I remember correctly, two years ago ESPN was saying that Will Campbell would need time to develop, and didn't see him him being a big contributor right away. In addition, they didn't see him being anywhere close to the world killer Scout and Rivals had him pegged as. Meanwhile, they thought that Roh would be the best player to come out of that class (Obviously not true with DAAAANARD, but Roh has been 2nd or 3rd best from that class to this point).
In the end though, none of the recruiting sites are perfect. He seems to fit the mold of a Slaton type so its worth getting him on-board.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||381||
|3 years 11 weeks ago||2>1||
Not sure what to say besides that
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Link?||
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Yes||
The one immediately next to pizza house on the south side with the crazy porch.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Its my website||
me and the rest of my house put it up. Glad to hear you guys like it
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Pretty much anything in||
Pretty much anything in sections 26-31 will provide ample leg room. And by ample I mean you won't even be able to stand on your seat without facing sideways.
More serious though, the only seats that will help you out are going to cost many $$$. If you can afford it, I would look into getting club seats.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Because||
we can make it better, faster, stronger.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||You really can't compare the two||
First off, the logistics of coordinating 20,000 people, most of whom are hammered, is vastly more difficult than coordinating 1,000 people. Second, nearly all of the people at the hockey games are actually paying attention to the game and are knowledgeable about what is going on. Everyone in the rink can hear when one or two people start a chant, and it will catch on if it is a good one. The same cannot be said of football.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Also a current student and I||
Also a current student and I agree 100%. I would like to see how loud the stadium would be if not for us.
To the OP, get over it. You aren't going to change anything about it. At least we aren't chanting 'F*** You State' like at the hockey games.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||How bad are their LBs?||
I can't believe we have the edge at that position. Perhaps it is more a testament to what they thing about us.
Can't say I agree that their offense is better than ours across the board.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I don't really think so||
Basically, unless we have Wisco and PSU in the same year (I'm hoping they try to prevent this from happening) it would be like any other year in which Wisco or PSU isn't off the schedule in the current arrangement.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||If Mandel is correct||
and we end up in a division without Nebraska or PSU, I feel like we definitely have gotten the short end of the stick in every aspect. I would be extremely upset.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||As follows||
>Nothing has been decided, and there has been very little talk about schedules. Most talk has been about divisions.
>They are taking their time so they will be in position to go to 9 conference games, and they have a target year in mind.
>They want every B10 team to have 7 homes games a year
>Over 90% of the feedback has been in favor of keeping the game at the end of the year
>There has been a lot of good feedback that has given him new perspectives and new information to work with, but also a fair share of your 'ANGRY RABBLE RABBLE I HATE YOU' type feedback that hasn't been helpful.
>Luckily the B10 has history to look at for an example, and they will draw on the results other conferences have seen when going to 12 teams/divisions.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||If choosing between Nebraska and PSU||
I would take Nebraska every time. Our series against them is too lopsided at the moment for there to be a lot of bad feelings from our side going towards them, which is needed for a real rivalry.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I know everyone is saying they don't want it||
but this was proposed to me by a buddy. Think about it, it NEVER happens in football that you play two weeks in a row, barring the NFL week 1 playoffs. Think of the bad blood that would brew before that second game knowing that you JUST played them. You have a chance to atone for every mistake you made, and if ANYTHING happened in the previous game that you took offense to, you have a chance to pay them back.
I think what most people are worried about is that if they play in back to back weeks that the game will mean nothing. However, the only way for that to happen is for both teams to have wrapped up their respective divisions at that point. If the odds of us rematching in the champsionship game are about 1 in 10, as people have been speculating, then what are the odds of that? One in 50? Almost always, that game will determine if one of the teams makes the championship game, and the bad blood that would be HUGE if there was a rematch the next week. Screw the TV people, the fans would love it.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Something is fishy||
I do not believe we played them last year. They may have played Dearborn, although I couldn't find a record of the game on their website either. I don't think they played MSU either last year. I think they are listing these teams when they are really playing their satelite campuses, although I was unaware MSU had a satelite campus.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Very true||
I definitely have killed myself in games because I screw up with the safety. But, the only way I know how to stop the run is to use my safety, so I do it anyway. Where it really gets tricky is playing online. Playing safety gets 10x harder with even a tiny bit of lag, let alone the usual half to one second delay that is typical in online games.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Maybe that works against the CPU||
But any competent player will hang 50+ on you if you use this strategy.
My advice, match their receivers with an equal number of corners every play. Press on the line. Set your d-line to aggressive (watch out though, after the last patch if your opponent knows what they are doing they can draw you offsides a lot). Play with your safety (I prefer my FS) and patrol the middle of the field, and come up in run support. Read the lineman, and you will know right away if it is run or pass, even if it is play action. I'm not a huge fan of guessing which way the run is going because one wrong guess can kill you. Keep your plays basic, run a lot of man and cover 3 or cover 2 (I prefer 3 because it allows my to take away the short stuff with my safety). Keep it simple, wait for them to make a mistake. There is not shame in them driving methodically on you, that means they know what they are doing. Make them earn it though, don't give up big plays. Most people will make a mistake somewhere and kill the drive.
If you only take one thing away from this though, it would be to play as your safety. I think the safety position is by far the CPUs worst position. I know a lot of people like to play with their d-line, but IMO those are people that just aren't good with their safety, and therefore don't want to screw themselves over by giving up big plays.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||If you like offense||
from everything I have heard, you will like this game. For those that play NCAA on heisman, you know how difficult passing can be, and rightly so since guys don't magically get into wide open space every other day in real life. From what I hear, Madden is the exact opposite. Going for 400 yards through the air in a standard 5 min quarters game is not uncommon.
Personally, I'm fine with NCAA. I love the online dynasties, and you actually have to work to move the ball. Until Halo comes out, this will be my game.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Here is the jist of what he said||
This is based off of his observations and talking to RR at B10 media days.
> RR is very excited about DR. They way he put it, it even seemed that RR was hinting that DR was the front runner. If true, he probably doesn't want to say anything to maintain the competition, which should make all the players better. In RR's eyes, if Tate or DG beat out DR, then the offense will be in a pretty good shape because it will be them stepping their game up.
> The offensive line will be a lot better, and the offense can rely on it when they need it.
> Depth on the defense is going to be huge, and will greatly help with the problems the defense had last year. Also, RR is expecting big things from a few guys that he see as on the verge of 'breaking out'. Death Roh was named as one of these guys.
> He see us starting 5-1, finishing 8-4 on the year. Says that 8-4 in a year that the Big 10 should be one of the best conferences merits a top 25 ranking, and that Michigan will be a very tough game in some mid-tier bowl game.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||If someone coordinates one, I'm definitely interested||
sign me up
|3 years 17 weeks ago||It's because of the new play calling system||
Basically, you can set what plays you typically run in certain situations (Something like 20 situations, 15 plays/situation) and instead of you choosing a play every play, the computer will choose one for you. You can set the frequency of each play as well. From what I hear it is good for the casual player, but any serious Madden player will not use it. In the default settings from the demo I know there were some issues with bad 3rd down play calls on defense (engage 8 in a 3rd and long, etc.)
It seems like a good idea, but I'm skeptical. I'm waiting to hear how it plays from some friends before I commit to buying it.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||It's so clear now!||
I should have just approached the girls at the beginning of the night and said "Really, I don't want to buy you a whole bunch of drinks and shit, I just want to sleep with you and never see you again". Guaranteed to work, right?
Personally, I am a fan of the naked man. Works 2 out of 3 times guaranteed.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||To all the naysayers||
One of the primary reasons that football has become the dominant sport in America is because of their willingness to explore and embrace change, and technology is only one area of this. This will help improve the game. There isn't a downside to it. The attitude that technology hurts the game has killed the MLB and Soccer in recent years, and the controversy turns Americans off of those sports. You may enjoy debating class, but the majority of Americans would rather know for certain that their team either deserved to win or didn't. America was built on the concept that you work hard and you earn whatever you get, and this technology helps to get each team what they deserve to get.
Now, will it be perfect? Of course not, but done right it can be a great tool. I don't think you should allow the refs on the field to have the ability to know the results the chip is showing, at least not during the play. This would likely lead to refs waiting to hear from the chip, and extending plays beyond the length they should be. Instead, the chips should be part of the current replay system. In addition to measuring position, the chips will have times stamps that are coordinated with the time stamps on the various replay cameras. If a play is challenged where the chip can be utilized, the ref would simply watch the replay, determine when the play was dead, either by a whistle or by evidence of the ball carrier being down on the replay, then compare that time to the time the chips registered the ball crossing whatever line they are going for (assuming they got it, if not then obviously watching the replay isn't needed). I think this is the perfect use for the chips.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||DTW||
20 minutes from Ann Arbor on 94. If you can't rent a car, you can get to Ann Arbor for like $40.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||As a senior leader, I think it is his job to say this||
I think it is safe to assume that guys have been on Tate to be at all the voluntary workouts throughout the off-season. If he hasn't gotten that he needs to be a leader if he wants to play QB, then hopefully calling him out will give him the attitude adjustment he needs.
Now, Tate can take this two ways. One, he realizes his mistakes and mans up. This benefits the team because now you have two guys working their asses off for the starting QB position, both of whom have the respect of the locker room (after Tate earns it back). Two, he takes it the wrong way and further distances himself from the team. If he isn't mature enough to realize that Troy is saying this for the good of the team, and not for the sake of embarrassing Tate, then honestly, he isn't capable of leading this team. The decision is his, and his alone, the team can only push him in the right direction.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||RR made comments today||
That they are wary of giving Gordon the starting job when he hasn't played in a game yet. That could be what he is referring to. Maybe he will see some playing time coming off the bench before he proves himself worthy of the starting role.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Pretty much spot on||
However, I'm almost positive that the BTN get's one or two weeks where they get first pick after ESPN/ABC pick their games. I think this is how UM/MSU ended up on the BTN last year.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Yes, they have the range they are working in||
But, the differences between Bradford's and McCoy's deal leaves $15 million in negotiating room, both in guaranteed and total money.
My guess is that Suh and his agent feel that he was the best player in last years draft, and therefore deserve close to what Bradford is making. Meanwhile, the Lions think that Bradford received a premium for being a QB, and therefore Suh should receive closer to what McCoy signed for. I bet the Lions also don't want to pay Suh the same or more than they are paying Stafford.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Big fan of Reid's work||
Also, i was in History of College Athletics with him, and Bacon ragged on him every class, which was always funny.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||I agree||
But on the flipside an Alabama offer isn't either, but in the other way. Hate to say it, but unless we have a good season, it's probably going to be hard to pry away this guy if Saban really wants him. I don't say this to knock our staff, but I respect Saban's recruiting and coaching ability a lot, even if he probably is a huge ass.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Consider yourself lucky||
You are definitely in the minority on that one.
I've had terrible experiences with Comcast. Got our stuff installed, and three of the TVs were not working. Finally got that fixed, and then On Demand stopped working on a few of the sets. After that, besides the seemingly monthly service outage, thinks went well. That is, until a few guys moved out and returned their boxes. For some reason, Comcast decided to cancel our TV service, and when I called them the first time about it, I was told there must be and unreported outage in the area. I was 90% certain this wasn't true because only HD channels weren't working and the cable was fine, but I didn't want to argue so I said ok. I was told they would send someone out and it should be fine by the end of the night.
I called back the next night after there was no change in my service, and apparently got someone somewhat smarter because they then informed me my service (TV only) had been cancelled. They didn't know why I was still getting certain channels. In addition, to maintain the same package I had previously, it was going to double my bill. Fortunately, they were able to find a similar package on special for about the price I was paying before. I was told everything would be working fine withing an hour.
I come home from work the following night, STILL no change in my service. Finally, after calling back a 3rd time I was able to get my service restored.
All these experiences are just from my new house, and I have had similar horror stories everytime I've had comcast.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||One more thought on this||
If the totem was a projection from Cobb, in which he matched the characteristics with that of the real world totem, would it matter where Saito touched the totem? This is of course assuming that all parties in limbo would have some control over being able to create things, since he washed up on the shores of Saito's conscious.
Anyway, it's long, but here is the theory I think is true. I was forwarded this from a friend, so I won't take credit.
The idea of ‘Inception’ is to be a story crafted in the architecture of the mind – Cobb’s mind. What people perceive to be real isn’t necessarily so, because the mind can make things appear to be as real as ever. An important thing to remember is the start of the film. Dom Cobb wakes up in a place that we later find out to be limbo – more importantly, Saito’s limbo.
What happens next is something that is meaningless the first time a viewer watches the film. Saito is seen handling Cobb’s totem (which was a top that he took from Mal while in limbo). At first, this is meaningless. Upon a second viewing, the viewer should realize that everything that happens after this scene (the jump cut to Cobb’s attempt at extracting information from Saito, and so on) is something much deeper.
Saito promises to give Cobb the one thing that he wants, and that’s to find the way back home. How does he convince Cobb to do this? He tells him to “take a leap of faith.” This is another line that goes unnoticed at first. On a second viewing, the viewer should remember that line as something that Mal told Cobb when she jumped off of the building. Is the picture becoming clearer yet?
Cobb seems to appear wherever he needs to go, whether it is Paris, or Mombasa, just like it were a dream. While in Mombasa, Cobb gets chased by anonymous agents (which he perceives to be Cobol agents) through a fantastic action sequence where Cobb escapes the dream-like narrow tunnel and is rescued by none other than Saito. A bit later, Cobb and Saito visit Yusef who brings them into a basement with various figures connected to the dream machine. The idea was for Cobb to experiment with the deep sedative. He does, and when he “wakes up” he tries to use his totem only to be interrupted by Saito. Cobb never does find out if he is in the real world or not. In fact, he hasn’t been yet. He’s been in limbo ever since he got there with Mal. Ever since then, he’s been going deeper and deeper to the point where he created Saito as a projection to help him “get back home” – Did you really think Saito can just pick up the phone and make murder charges disappear? No. But, Cobb believes it and thus Saito is used to thrust Cobb further and further into a state of limbo – where at the end of the journey, Cobb truly believes he is with his children after confronting and getting over his projection of Mal.
While in the limbo, Cobb, using Mal’s totem, put the idea in her head that she was in the dream world. She was, she just hadn’t realized it yet. What the viewer forgets is that all knowledge of limbo comes from Cobb’s character. To think that Cobb is 100% accurate about it is absolutely wrong. He wouldn’t know dream from reality – not in the limbo that he describes to people – and definitely not if inception were performed on him to believe that limbo truly was the real world.
Mal and Cobb never really left limbo – at least, not that layer of it. When Mal jumped off the building, she gave herself the very same “kick” that Ariadne improvised later on in the movie. Mal was right about still being in the dream world. Cobb was still engulfed in limbo and didn’t realize it. Cobb believed that if you die in limbo once the sedative wore off, you would simply wake up in the real world. That may be true, but it only happens if the sedative wore off. When Cobb and Mal had killed themselves with the train, the sedative was not worn off yet and they simply moved one layer deeper (this happens again at the end of the film when Saito picks up the gun in front of Cobb).
Cobb, deep in limbo, unknowingly uses the projections of his team to keep going deeper and deeper until the idea of inception is performed on his mind, and he truly believes he was able to find a way back home. Saito’s promise to Cobb was kept - in the form of Saito (a projection from Cobb) making sure that Cobb ended up in limbo, so that he could live his "life" with his kids (who are still wearing the same clothing as they did throughout the film).
The team were projections in Cobb’s mind the entire time. It’s how he was able to go to Miles in Paris and find an architect named Ariadne (a name which comes from a Greek mythology story about a labyrinth) who improvised the “kick” at the end of the movie the same way that Cobb had seen (but not accepted as a dream) Mal do previously when she jumped off the building. It’s how Eames happened to know of Yusef, and so on and so forth. Everything Cobb needed to make this inception work happened to work out for him. It’s even how Cobb’s lawyer knew so quickly that Mal had gone to 3 different shrinks to be declared “sane” and how he happened to have two tickets for Cobb to be able to get out of the country before the police would have arrested him.
The movie ends with Cobb appearing from place to place, going from limbo with Saito, to the plane where Saito magically makes one phone call to free Cobb from his problems, to walking through the airport, to meeting Miles who is with Cobb’s children. Cobb spins his totem and it spins just like it was a dream. He fixes his eyes on his children and the totem begins to lose speed – this is because inception has worked – Cobb truly believes he is in the real world. His totem will not spin like it did in the dream, not as long as he has his kids. The title of the film is now shown to us, making complete sense because the title was really Cobb’s journey through his own mind: INCEPTION
Again, sorry for the length, but I think it is worth a read and no way does it deserve a diary.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Love it||
I'll admit to being a choir boy, and although there is not singing in this, I absolutely love when trailers, movies, TV shoes or whatever absolutely nail the music for the really dramatic or intense scenes.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Some food for thought||
I'm not saying this is right, but I'm saying it does make you think about what really happened at the end. Here we go:
What do we know, based on the rules given to us.
1) A totem can be used to 'test' if you are in a dream world or not because only the owner of the totem knows the feel and weight of it, and therefore it is near impossible for someone else to recreate
2) If someone else touches your totem, it is now useless because they can recreate it in a dream.
Now, obviously at the end of the movie, it leaves with us not knowing if it fell or not. However, right before that, Cobb had his totem touched by someone else. He showed up on the 'shores' of Saito's conscious, and Saito himself touches his totem. We never see how they leave limbo, only that they wake up in the airplane. Would not Saito now know how to make his totem seem real, and therefore trick him into thinking it was reality? One might ask, why would Saito do such a thing. Perhaps after 50 years Saito also went crazy, and didn't believe the 'truth' that Cobb was trying to tell to him. He therefore created a space for Cobb to exist in, and Cobb filled it with his memories and believing it was real, allowed himself to no longer be haunted by those memories.
This also leads to a bigger question. If Cobb is happy at the end, then regardless of where he is, is this not his 'reality' even if it is a dream state? It's all in the perspective of the person.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Well, looks like it is official||
Straight from the horses mouth. Wade and Bosh were just on ESPN together talking about it in an interview with Wilbon. They are saying they are willing to take less than max-contracts if LeBron still wants to get on board.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Considering NBA contracts are guaranteed||
can you blame him for not wanting to leave $30 million on the table? $30 million is still a ton of money, regardless of if it is on top of another $96 million or not.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||NSFMF(s)||
Bosch doesn't seem to know what all the hoopla is about.
While it could still be true, I think at this point ESPN has killed it's credibility enough with 'sources with knowledge of the situation' that this is far from an absolute done deal. When the contract is signed, I'll believe it.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||2nd floor State St. M-Den||
Where much of my money would go if I were a rich man.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Wow||
I guess you can convince yourself of anything when it makes you feel better about your team. Yes, Seantrel probably played up the recruiting process a little more than he should have. But who can blame him for wanting out at USC in light of the penalties? Any fan base is delusional if they think their team is in any way better off without this kid on your team.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Is there any chance that Michigan has a shot at him?||
Also, I wouldn't mind if he went to MN. They are so talent deprived that I don't see it hurting. Otherwise, please leave the B10.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||To be clear,||
can he enroll somewhere and play this fall or does he have to go to prep school for a year?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Wow||
apparently both teams gave their pitchers the day off. 15 runs in less than two and a half innings, crazy.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||In the eyes of Sparty||
In the eyes of Sparty, a good coach is one who can beat Michigan, so in that sense yes he is a good coach. I'm not saying I agree with this, or that it means much considering the quality of our team the past two years, but it is what it is.
I will say that many of the Sparty losses under Dantonio have been very close heart breakers, but one has to wonder if this is a streak of bad luck, or if after 3 seasons a pattern is there and Dantonio has an inability to close out games.
That all being said, I suspect that once we have our team up and running again, the opinion of Dantonio will start to slip. I give him credit for putting some fire back in the MSU-UM rivalry, but it's only a matter of time before UM takes back control. I feel that Dantonio is very similar to another coach in the B10, Minnesota's own Tim Brewster. He had one season of dramatic improvement (1-11 to 7-5), followed by a season of dissapointment. Like Dantonio, Brewster also seems to be unable to close out the close games. Brewster will likely be gone after this year, and I could see a similar fate for Dantonio 3 or 4 years down the road, once it becomes clear that 7-5 will be the norm, not the exception in EL.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I think he saw the writing on the wall||
until Kahn came along and said F*@! this wall! Seriously, as a Timberwolves fan, I wonder if he is just picking names and numbers out of a hat. At this point I'm hoping we replace Kahn with Bill Simmons. Even if he fails, it's not like it can get any worse than it already is.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||For those that like to get it at midnight||
or have some extra games lying around, Gamestop is offering and extra 25% trade in value if you put the money towards NCAA 11.
Also, there is a deal where if you trade in and two games from a select list you can get $40 of Madden 11. Details are also in the above link.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Won't lie||
I completely missed that someone else made the same joke about 6 hours before me, my bad.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Breaking News||
Lane Kiffin just gave him his first official offer. No word yet on the babies reaction.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||The school newspaper||
wrote an article about it. Not sure if it is a regular thing though.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||As a MN sports fan, I'm pretty happy with the list.||
Twins at #14 is pretty good. The Vikings are being killed by their stadium experience rank, which they should be. And the Timberwolves just plain suck.
I also find the Stadium Experience rankings pretty revealing as to how MN does things. When they do decide to build a Stadium, they go all out and do it right. The Twins and Wild have arguably the nicest stadiums in each of their respective leagues, and are the #1 and #3 stadium experiences on that list. The Vikings and Timberwoves however really need new places to play, but the state doesn't want to pay for it. I don't think many people will disagree with their rankings of #118 and #112, respectively, for stadium experience. Hopefully the state will get their shit together and build the Vikes a stadium worthy of a top 10 ranking before they decide to leave town.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Perhaps||
but the article says that the scientists found that as result of being 'too perfect' that the balls will travel 'a little less far'. So who knows. My bet is this is study was funded by Adidas to find some excuse for why the ball is behaving so oddly, without making their product look bad.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I believe you have to use a different email address as well||
Just worked for me (Used FF and IE, about to try Google Crome for the 3rd one)
Edit: Google Crome worked as well, used a different email address for each browser.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||We need to upgrade to the 5500 NOW!!||
It clearly is 10% better than ours.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||No, I don't think it would ever happen||
It would destroy everything the B10 stands for. All schools in the B10 are treated as equals, and kicking one out would go completely against that ideal.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I understand that||
but I'm more upset that this is their first response to the bad calls, instead of 'We will investigate ways to correct this in the future'. From the standpoint of preventing violence in the stadium, this is a good move that I agree with. However, as a first response to what happened, it sends the message that FIFA doesn't think their current system is broken, which it clearly is. Until FIFA accepts that their system isn't perfect and can be improved, nothing will happen. I just hope it doesn't take a controversial goal in the finals to make them see the light.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||That was my first thought as well||
however, after thinking about it, the side refs are already told that calling offsides is their primary concern. They are already told to be in position to call that first, and they are stilling missing the calls. Because of this, I think the effect this would have on the line judges calling would be minimal.
On a side note, it looks like another thread is up and I made mine less than a minute after so I'm going to post all further replies in there. Someone should lock this one up.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Pretty good idea||
Doesn't effect the game in any way, and would have helped England out. It doesn't help with the bad offsides calls though.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||This is making work much more enjoyable||
Thank you. However, this coupled with World cup is killing all productivity from me.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||A&M get a slice as well||
All three are splitting the portion of the buyout that would have went to the Big 12 North teams and Baylor. In the end, I think that staying with your rivals and being one of the big fish in the league, even if Texas is the bigger fish, outweighed the benefits of going to the SEC. I also think that the political firestorm that would have been created if OU left behind OSU, or if A&M separated from Texas, given the option to keep the Big 12 together, played a major role in this decision.
However, I bet that the biggest factor was that unlike the Pac-16 offer, those invites are almost guaranteed to still be there when the Big 12 inevitably falls apart within 5 years.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Serbia||
is who we are hoping for.
Outcomes to cheer for:
>Serbia win coupled with anything besides a tie in the other game.
>Serbia tie coupled with Germany loss.
Both get us game against Serbia. Obviously anyone will be tough from here on out, but I would like to avoid Germany at all costs.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||It's pretty much what you would expect||
Each person in it controls a team. Usually people will have everyone be in one conference, but it's not required. After that, it's basically the same as regular dynasty, just with all the other teams controlled by people. You will play both human and CPU opponents, and recruit against each other as well.
Personally, my buddies and I are making a custom conference consisting of mostly B10 schools with a few 'premiere' programs thrown in. We tried to keep it as close to plausible as possible. Our conference is: Texas, Nebraska, Minn, Iowa, Wisco, ND, MSU, Mich, OSU, PSU, Purdue and Pitt. We don't have enough people to fill all the teams (intentional to keep the pace up) so the CPU teams are Texas, ND, OSU and PSU. The thought is that these teams will always be good so the computers won't be irrelevant after a few years.
EA also has really stepped up the features outside of the games for Online Dynasties. You can control your team (set lineups, recruit, etc.) on your computer. In addition, EA now generates game reports for each game played and you can go in, edit them, and add photos and videos, which you can easily save right after you play the game. At the end of the week, there is a 'Week in Review' report which recaps the games and updates you on your recruits.
Altogether, this is by far EA's best effort at an online franchise in the history of the series. I'm really looking forward to it.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I'm a huge fan of Endor's Game||
and the side series about Bean is also very good. However, gotta say that, IMO, the Dune series trumps Endor's Game for best sci-fi series. It's thick reading but any fan of sci-fi will love this series. A lot of newer sci-fi steals elements of Dune, especially Star Wars.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Your first concern is correct||
the effect of cupcakes, paid to come get slaughtered at home, will make it seem that teams like Michigan have a better home field advantage. What you should have done is take the win percentage of all teams at home in Big 10 conference games, and compare that to their win percentage in B10 conference games on the road. The difference will more or less give you the home field advantage each team enjoys. You current method is definitely flawed though as it A) rewards you for losing on the road/hurts you for winning on the road and B) is effected by the number of home vs. away games a team has each year, which varies across the league.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Maybe they can cover it in dreads as well||
might be toooo fast then though. We gotta give the others guys a chance, right? ;)
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I was never a fan of the switch from the MDen, but...||
I did get a pretty sweet deal there last month. Got a football and hockey jersey for $20 a piece, a rain jacket for my gf for $35 and a 'mystery box' for $15. I was intrigued by it and it turned out to be an awesome deal. Basically it was items that had slight defects and couldn't be sold. In the end, from the mystery box I got 5 t-shirts, an M polo, a scarf, a wolverine foam head, a M tie, an M football and some Michigan beads. All the clothing just had stains that came out after one wash and nothing else had excessive defects. Excellent deal and I have been on the look out more mystery boxes since then.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I think we all know what the issue is||
Mitch and company don't like that they now have people, with established fanbases, that are able and willing to call out journalists when they present biased points of view, mislead readers, or report information incorrectly. The unspoken rule between journalists to have each other's back has protected them for years. If the journalists were smart they would make nice with the bloggers instead of alienating.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||As I understand it||
As I understand it they are looking to maintain the status quo on how much money they are making, since even pre-season games usually sell out (and are included in season ticket packages). I'm guessing there would be some increase in TV dollars from this, but pre-season games are still relatively well watched so I doubt it would be huge.
From a fan's perspective I would love this. If I was a player though I would not. The players came to the owners with a problem and the owners presented a solution that made the problem worse. Goes to show that in the end the players are little more than parts of a business for the owners.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||The Big East denies the rumors||
Take it for what it's worth
|3 years 25 weeks ago||You could be right||
I trust Delany has thoroughly done his hw and knows who will benefit the conference the most. This is not me saying "Come one down Rutgers, I want you!", this is me saying that if we will gain money from having Rutgers join, then let them join. If the speculation about them isn't true, then forget it.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Please let this happen||
The Big 10 will be waiting for ND to come begging for an invite. We could either pick up Rutgers as well (frankthetank has sold me on the financial windfall Rutgers would bring) or take Mizzou in hopes of further destabilizing the Big 12-2.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Gross||
The Big East continues to make the case that they no longer deserve a BCS auto-bid. Seriously, the MWC, even sans Utah, is more deserving.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Nope||
Just regular season games in mid-August.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I heard something similar||
I heard something similar after I posted that yesterday. I'm guessing that Colorado made a push to get in with the LA teams for exposure reasons. Then, you had to keep Standford and Cal together, so the logical solution was to move them to the north and add Utah to the South. Still seems pretty fair to me, although if I'm Stanford or Cal I would not be happy about being separated from the other California schools.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Good point||
It probably isn't as lopsided as I made it out to be. Maybe if USC, UCLA and Stanford all make a comeback, but it's pretty good as is.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||+1 for using the correct form of Alum||
that's a big pet peeve of mine.
I have no idea how they are ahead of us. 9 out of 10 times when I do my taps for the day our meter is way higher than theirs. It simply doesn't make sense.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||for divisions||
north/south just makes too much sense for it not to be the choice.
North: Wash, Wast St., Oregon, Oregon St., Utah, Colorado
South: Arizona, ASU, USC, UCLA, Cal, Stanford
Competitive Fairness? Check
Minimize Travel Expenses? Check
The only potential problem is the South would shit on the North in basketball, but let's be honest, the Pac-10 cares about football far more than anything else.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I don't see how you can hate Izzo||
He's a class act and gives everything for his players. He is the type of coach you love to have for your team, both on and off the court. Anyone who says they hate him is just jealous IMO. Like joeyb said, I hope he is there so we can beat him.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Well, I figured it out||
The Team Builder site was not supposed to be up yet, so they took it down. None of the rosters number from there are official as of yet.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Attempting to look at rosters...unsuccesfully||
When i go to create a team to look at the rosters, all the roster templates are for last year. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
|3 years 25 weeks ago||ND football won't be locked out||
I think the 'ND football would be locked out of the BCS' argument is flawed. At the end of the day, ND is still a national brand and #1 on the wish list of any bowl game. Their football team will be fine and barring a decade long streak of 0.500 or worse finishes, people will watch them. Clearly finances isn't an issue for them, so if they have to take less money in their next TV contract it probably wouldn't be a huge deal. In the end, ND football will survive.
However, where they do stand to get locked out is with their other teams. Quite frankly, there is no viable option for them outside of a BCS. Basketball would be fine if they joined the Catholic league in the wake of a potential BE break up, but basketball is really the only thing most of those schools have going for them. They would be forcing their other sports into a situation that would remove them from the national spotlight.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Excellent point Adam||
We could really use that early confidence by beating Wisconsin. It's too bad it won't come early enough for the first 10 games on our schedule.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Go to the webpage||
Woodson grabs the top icon for us.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||If we change the conference name||
If we change the conference name I'm hoping for the Great American Conference. I think that would be awesome.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||PBC FTW my friend||
I'm just pissed that now my primary source of info is frankthetank's twitter (updated 20+ times a day for those that don't know) because they cut off PBC. I'm hoping that today or Tuesday is the big day as many people have made it out to be.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Glad to hear you guys travel well||
and you can have fun invading Minny and Northwestern. The rest of us though are almost always sold out so good luck getting your hands on tickets.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Yea Stanford and Berkley are the pretty girls||
but the do have some butt ugly friends (Wash St., Oregon St, ASU, etc.)
And no, this analogy is not a reflection on the actually hotness of the girls at each school.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||One question||
What has come to fruition from this guy besides Nebraska being on a deadline?
He said CU wouldn't get an invite to the Pac-10 unless UT was coming with....incorrect
He said that the Big 12 South would jump to the Pac-10 the moment that Nebraska left...incorrect
He said that UT has not had ANY contact with the Big 10...Seriously? Anyone who thinks that the Big 10 either forgot or ignored the most valuable college football brand in the country in their expansion process is a complete fool.
I'm not saying that A&M won't end up in the SEC, but this guy is not the golden source of expansion info that everyone is making him out to be. I personally believe that after he correctly reported the Nebraska deadline that UT and company started using him to leak information they wanted leaked...but that debate is for another day.
Edit: Also, he tweeted yesterday to refute the story posted by the OP. http://twitter.com/ChipBrownOB/status/16103773967
|3 years 26 weeks ago||IMO, This guy lost all credibility||
by suggesting that Iowa State has even a remote chance of getting an invite.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I agree this is BS.||
but PurpleBookCat is playing for the good guys. He's intentioanlly only revealing information that helps the Big 10, and intentionally keeping everything else to himself. I wouldn't even be surprised when everything has settled if it comes out that PBC had contact with Delany or someone close to him and was told what to reveal. Chip Brown on the other hand is being played like a fool and doesn't even know it. Texas is feeding him information to mask what they are really doing.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I disagree||
I think Texas is ready to bolt for greener pastures. I think a whole lot of this has been so that Texas doesn't take all the heat when the finally decide to bolt. With at least one kid in tow of course.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I wonder||
I wonder, if the Big 10 were to pull this off, does the Pac 10 take Kansas/KSU and still go to 16?
Dear god though, I hope this happens.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Sports isn't the problem with Oklahoma||
Academics on the other hand....
Also, not that it matters much in terms of expansion, but their basketball program is about to get USC'd (too soon?)
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I have to say, after hearing Andy Katz||
I have to say, after hearing Andy Katz talk I think he has no idea what he is talking about. His 'predictions' were based on what he thought made the most sense for the conferences. His reasoning for Kansas finding a home is that "No one would leave Duke out to dry if they were in the same situation". I truly believe the Big 10 offered Nebraska in a move to get at ND, and possibly even Texas.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Yes there is||
|3 years 26 weeks ago||John U. Bacon||
John U. Bacon is disappointed in your use of the word 'ironic'.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Damn, in that scenario||
Damn, in that scenario the East is downright brutal. If ND/Mizzou join, it potentially gets even worse.
If Nebraska returns to mid 90's form, which their fans believe they will, I could see them running the West.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Reading through the comments||
Reading through the comments it appears that:
A) The guy either works for the AD or is in direct contact with someone in the AD.
B) He has made predictions in the past regarding dealings in the NU AD and has usually been spot on.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I have to confess||
I have to confess, I was among the graduates when Obama descended upon Ann Arbor and I definitely nodded off a few times during his speech. Then again, I was there at 7AM for an 11AM ceremony and was going off of two hours of sleep...and in a crowd of several thousand...and not on camera right behind the president.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I am 100% for protecting the health||
I am 100% for protecting the health of non-smokers. I think banning smoking indoors (bars, restaurants, etc.) was a great idea. However, it is possible to protect non-smokers while still giving smokers the ability to smoke on campus. Unfortunately, that has not been addressed at this time.
Also, I agree the speculation is thin at best, but I was trying to present another side to the story.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Never have been a smoke||
Never have been a smoker, and while I support the idea of banning smoking when there are large crowds around, I question the smoking ban as a whole. From what I understand, there have been no efforts to create designated smoking areas for those that still want to smoke while on campus. I know at some airports they have smoking rooms, and I don't think something like that would be too hard to implement. I feel like the ban is effectively taking away a person's right to do what they want with their body. Practically speaking, many people are stuck on campus for 8+ hours a day. Try not to limit your thinking to students, also consider people who make their living working for the university. They don't have a house or appt. they can run to between classes if they want a smoke break. I don't condone smoking, but if people want to do it, then that is their business. There are very plausible ways of making it so they can do it without effecting the general public.
Also, there is some speculation that MSC may benefit financially from the smoking ban. She has stock options with Johnson & Johnson, who make stop-smoking aids. I don't know how much she could stand to gain, but there is potentially a conflict of interests here.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Goodell||
I have to say, at first I thought Goodell was an ass, just out to police the players and only interested in keeping the image of the league clean. I have changed my mind though. I think he is pushing the NFL along in the right direction (International games, 18 regular season games, changes to overtime, etc.) Now he just has to get the ball really rolling on the new CBA.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||If true, excellent move by the PAC 10||
If true, excellent move by the PAC 10. This dopes however crush my dreams of getting Texas in the Big 10. I wonder if the PAC 10 makes the offer formal if the Big 10 would quickly make an offer to Texas/Texas A&M as well so they don't lose out on the biggest fish out there.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||They are||
They are changing up the recruiting system quite a bit and the computer should prove much more competent at recruiting against the player. No more having your team be the only 'A' rated team in the country after 3-4 years of play.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I'm all for savings yourself if that's your thing||
I'm all for savings yourself if that's your thing, but I cannot believe Tebow was able to hold out. He could have had ANYONE at that school, or in the state for that matter. I'd be all over her intangibles. I guess that's why he's 'The Chosen One' or whatever.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Not much originality||
Not much originality, but here's mine
1) Attend a Michigan game at every Big 10 School.
2) Attend the Rose Bowl (w/ Michigan)
3) Attend a World Series game (w/ the Twins)
4) Newer one: go to a game at Target Field (Will be accomplished as of June 11th)
5) Attend the Super Bowl (w/ the Vikings, maybe this year?)
6) Attend the Frozen Four (w/ Michigan)
7) Attend the Final Four (preferably w/ Mich, but I don't see that happening anytime soon)
8) Attend Vikings-Packers @ Lambeau and Vikings-Bears @ Soldier Field.
9) Coach Football in some capacity
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Holy Shit||
If I didn't know better, I'd swear that was me in that picture. I think I need to make a phone call...
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I think for now, he supports him||
I think for now, he supports him. The Athletic Department has known for a while, more or less, what transpired to put us in this mess and what the punishiments should be. If he really wanted to, I think Brandon could fire RR and throw $$$ at Harbaugh to get him to jump ships. However, I know that Bo had a mentality that you need to give a coach 4 or 5 years before you can truly say he is a failure, and I believe Brandon has a similar philosophy. But, he knows that another bowl season will probably force him to let RR go regardless of his beliefs, so he is only committing to this season for the time being.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Great article||
Great article and those sanctions can't come soon enough. I have a feeling the situation here will become an after thought once the USC punishments come out. Hopefully your correct as well and they make it so the current players have a choice to leave if they want.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I agree with you for the most part||
I agree with you for the most part, but I think you are severly underestimating how much the studios, actors and other variables affect the product that is put on the screen. I said it in another thread but in case you missed it I'll say it again. The Lost producers had big plans for Mr. Eko, but the actor didn't want to be part of the show. He wanted out almost as soon as he got in. Now could the producers have added something about Eko into the series finale? Sure, but it would have probably felt forced considering the show hasn't mentioned him in over 3 years. It probably would have taken away from the finale.
Along the same lines, I was listening to an interview between Bill Simmons and one fo the Lost producers and he was just happy that ABC was letting them do the finale their way. He also said he had a friend who had produced 40+ TV shows, and not once had he gotten to end the show on his terms. In the end, I think most producers want to end it in a way that is satisfying to their fans, because they have kept the series alive.
I think Lost got it right, or at least as much as possible considering all the sh*t that has happened over the years. It wasn't a full closure with ever loose end tied up, but I think that having a finale that attempted to do that would have been too chaotic and would have left us feelign open ended with loves of the characters. IMHO at least, giving closure with the characters and leaving viewers with a lasting sense of mystery surrounding the island was the right choice.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||The may in fact be forced to give up||
The may in fact be forced to give up their auto BCS bid if they get raided. I don't think you would simply see the football side of things go away though because some of those schools probably rely on the revenue from football in order to pay for other sports. Teams would either be forced to go independent or join another conference if possible. Going independent probably isn't a viable option, so the latter would be the only choice.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I would argue that is what is so scary||
I would argue that is what is so scary. The won the Rose Bowl with a QB still adjusting to being a college starter and the only lose a handful of low round NFL picks. If you start getting consecutive years without any high draft picks, then that probably speaks to a decline in the quality of players leaving your school, but I don't think one year is enough to draw any conclusions on.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Northwestern is the obvious choice||
Northwestern is the obvious choice since they have way overschieved in the past two years. I guess Michigan St. isn't a bad choice considering the way the lost a few of their games last year, but I would appreciate it if the writer laid it all out on the table and mentioned that the wins over Michigan and Purdue were either in OT or on game winning drives. In the latter MSU came back from down 23-34 in the 4th. I just hate it when writers look at a set of data and pick the points that make their argument while ignoring the ones that go against what they are trying to say, and yes I understand that is precisely what happens in 90% of journalism.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Most likely they just couldn't get the actors||
Most likely they just couldn't get the actors to agree to appear. It would have been nice to see them, and also Eko, but alas this show is not shot in a bubble and just like any other production, you can't force people to appear onteh show. On hope in my theory though is that Michael did appear on the Jimmy Kimble special, so it seems at the very least he was willing to do SOMETHING for the finale.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||When the writers said that they were referring to the island||
When the writers said that they were referring to the island, so technically they weren't lieing. But I believe they also said they weren't going to do anythign as crazy as time travel way back in season 1 or 2, so I guess some of it really is made up on the go. The one thing I don't get, now that we know the flash sideways was purgatory, is Faraday's explanation about how it was an alternate time line. Maybe that was just part of his experience in purgatory?
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Except MiB||
Except MiB, and you could also make the case that he is 'killing' all the people that he brings to the island and then lets the SM have his way with them.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I have no problem with him in real life||
Just in the game. And yes you are correct that part of that is the guys at EA. For some reason it sees like every dumb thing the announcers say in that game comes from Cris. However, Cris is agreeing to say the lines, so that part is on him.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||They didn't fix the problem though||
That problem being Cris Collinsworth. Somehow, he's worse than Madden was.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||As much fun as poking fun at ND is||
As much fun as poking fun at ND is, take away our 1997 title and we are a perfect fit for Uruguay as well, minus the catholism. Great article though, lots of fun to read.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Technically a 4||
But I just graduated a few weeks ago, and I have a full time job in AA, so I still feel like a 2.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Not total redo||
Actually, U of M is pretty bad when it comes to counting credits at other colleges that aren't major schools. My GF transered from Spring Arbor, a small christian school in Jackson. By no means is it the most prestegous university out there, but it is leaps and bounds ahead of a JC. She had a 4.0 with 30 some credits at Spring Arbor, but something like 10 of her credits counted at U of M. I could easily see the U only counting a small percentage, or perhaps none of the credits should a player try to transfer from a JC.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I...||
left the the Wisconsin game at halftime because I was so depressed....fml
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I also heard that podcast||
I also heard that podcast and although it is slightly disappointing to hear that they semi-made it up as they went, it's kind of cool to hear how they went about it. He made a great point: They were not filming this show in a vacuum. They had to deal with the networks wanting to have their say in it, actors wanting out, and all the other headaches that prevent a any TV producer form putting their ideal product on the screen.
A great example of this is none other than...Mr. Eko. Orginally, they planned on Eko having a much larger role than what made it into the show. Most people were of the opinion that killing Eko made little sense...and they were right. However, the actor that played Eko didn't enjoy having to stay in Hawaii for large parts of the year, so he wanted out. So, they had to kill him off.
Sort of the opposite happened for Ben Linus. Originally, they brought in Michael Emerson for 3 episodes. Their plan was if he worked out, they would reveal him as the lead of the others. If they didn't like what they got out of him, they would just have him killed off and be some random other that they captured. As everyone is aware, Emerson has been arguably the best actor on lost since he joined, and it was his great acting, coupled with Eko's departure, that lead to him being in 8 episodes in his inaugrual season and coming on as a series regular the following season.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Just wanted to bump this for a new day||
Just wanted to bump this for a new day. Keep it on peoples minds. If this entire forum does this daily, no way Michigan loses.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I'm having trouble confirming this||
I'm having trouble confirming this but I read that tickets go on sale June 12th.
Edit: I also just read that they haven't announced yet when tickets will be on sale so idk what to believe.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||One small potential problem||
MCards are yellow, and I believe employee IDs are blue, so that yould be a pretty clear giveaway that your not a student. If it is yellow though, just make sure your entering when the line is big and the ticket people are just trying to get people through as quickly as possible.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I'd say||
I'd say more Jacob/Esau than Cain/Abel, but that's just me.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Yes||
Yes, I also winced a little when I saw that. As far as that guy surviving....I don't like his chances.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Your right about it being stretch||
but everything I've read about the clip says that is meant to be Captain America. Doesn't necessarily mean its true of course. The thing I don't get from the Iron Man movies though is where did he get the Captain America shield from? Stark doesn't seem to know what is is but its been in his workshop for both movies now.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||See this clip, which was an alternative opening from the Hulk||
Check out this clip. You can see Captain America (barely) at the end. I'm assuming this is what you were referring to in your post, so this is more for everyone else.
Also, if anyone went to see IM2 already and didn't stay until the end, you see that scene here:
I haven't seen IM2 yet but I'm going tonight. $6 IMAX tickets on Tuesdays (Carpenter Rd. Theater) FTW.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||In addition to that||
Nobody, outside of the russian Mark Cuban that bought the Nets, is buying NBA teams right now because of how overvalued they have become. Paying tens of millions to role players is funally catching up to the NBA owners and no one wants to touch the NBA until they renegotiate with the players union.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||They aren't a member by their choice||
So i don't think this is a big concern. I believe that in the even they joined they Big 10 that they would also join the AAU.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||This is just my opinion||
but I have to believe the ACC isn't desperate enough to take ND without football ebing included. The Big East took a chance because relative to the other BCS conferences they are at the back of the line. They had hopes that someday ND would join for football as well. If the Big East collapses, ND is basically faced with joining a BCS conference with ALL of their sports, in which case the Big 10 makes the most sense by far, or staying independent in football and joining a mid-teir conference with all their other sports.The obviousl problem facing ND though is there exists a large group of alumni who will cut off financial support to the university if the football team is no longer an independent, regardless of what logic and reasons dictates the school should do.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||If your into online play||
I just bought MAG and I like it a ton. Surprisingly, for 256 people in one game the lag is very minimal. I'm not a big single player guy though, so if that's your thing I can't help ya.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Is it just me||
Is it just me or should they change the name of statutory rape to something else. Like you, when I hear rape I also immediately think of some guy forcing himself on a girl. What he did was wrong, no doubt about it, but IMO it's not even in the same ballpark asforcing yourself on someone.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||The quality isn't top notch||
but for a stream its pretty good, and more importantly, it works! Thanks a ton!
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I think your on to something with that second point||
I doubt he needs actual transportation off the island. The plane/sub thing was a solution to the problem of how to kill a group of people you can't kill yourself without them realizing you are trying to kill them.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I think that chances of hitting 100,000||
I think that chances of hitting 100,000 actually increase because of this. The more tickets that are put into the hands of the general public the better. The real problem though is the included ticket with football packages. This event will not be a record setter on the strength of the students. Sadly, there is a large percentage of the student section fo football games that coudl not care less about the actually game. While the prospect of having another 'football saturday' like atmosphere could entice some of them to go (read: get shit faced and stumble in after the first period), I think the cold weather will turn many of that group off. Then again, come game day there will probably be many dirt cheap or free tickets available for anyone willing to enter a pre-game on State St.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||It appears||
It appears that they either:
A) Intentionally made the wording when ordering tickets difficult to understand in order to increase ticket sales (I had multiple friends not realize a ticket was included and ended up buying another) and now are trying to get those tickets back because sales have been so strong and they can sell them to the general public at a higher price.
B) Whoever made the football ticket appliciation is just retarded and made it confusing as hell without realizing it.
I just hope the student section doesn't look absolutely deserted as a result of this, but I have a feeling it will.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||In regards to the 'preview' for next weeks episode||
I realize the previews this season have usually been anything but, but I think next weeks episode could be a this whole story from the MiB's perspective. Considering how good the Richard flashback episode was, I have high hopes.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||if anyone is watching||I'm the guy with the maize wings on my grad cap, currently sitting on the block M next to the camera stage. This rain is a major buzz kill|
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Haven't played at the Heidelberg||
But I played at the bowling alley down miller next to all the car dealerships. It was pretty good, although there were a few regulars with some talent that just went to clear people out. I think they had the standard 10%, capped at $6 per pot rake. They also had weekly tourneys, but I think the rake from those was pretty generous so I tended to avoid them. If they are still doing it, it's definitely worth checking out.
As far as the Heidelberg goes though, I would like to hear some feedback because I'd consider checking it out.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||See: Minnesota - 2005||
7th Pick : Troy Williamson
Enough said...and it pains me so much.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Cool idea||
and it certainly would make the end of the regular season more exciting...but it completely ignores the entire point of going to 96 teams, which is of course $$$.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I'm planning on it||
I'm planning on it whenever I get a chance to head back to MN this summer (around We Fest perhaps).
As for the Vikings Stadium Situation: They are just in a terrible situation. The state is facing budget cuts and Zigi Wilf is asking for up to $700 million in public funding. So far, the issue hasn't even made it to the floor and probably won't before this session is done. Although the Vikings are probably the 'favorite' franchise in the state (It's close between them and the Twins), they are also asking for the most money. It seems that most politicians are planning on ignoring the issue until it reaches the critical point and the Vikings actually have a chance of relocating.
However, there has been some progress made in the past few weeks. The Vikings relaunched their 'Minnesota Momentum' movement which outlines the plans for the stadium. Apparently they have gotten a bit more creative with the funding sources. Some politicians have begun talking about it in a positive light, which is a great upgrade from the usual "They are out of their minds" response politicians have given in the past.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I actually don't mind||
I actually don't mind football games at the dome. It gets downright deafening when the fans put some effort into cheering. They definitely got shafted though. I'm fine with the Twins new ball park because baseball should quite frankly be played outside, plus the team turned right around and bumped up the payroll 49% with the extra revenue. I just don't see how the Gophers deserved a Stadium before the Vikings though. The Vikings are a team the entire state, plus large portions of North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa, all cheer for.