Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
|9 weeks 3 days ago||What are you talking about?||
What are you talking about? Every game is already on TV. This is to make people like my parents, who would never watch a game, pay a quarter to get BTN on their local cable packages.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||This is the stupidest move ever.||
They dilute the product on the field, have zero fanbase and contribute nothing to football or basketball, the ONLY sports that matter.
It's a move motivated by greed to get cable packages on local networks. It's a transparent money grab that's insulting to every existing member of the conference.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||"If it's not a revenue||
"If it's not a revenue positive sport, then it's not a sport." - DB
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I need courses in reading||
I need courses in reading comprehension and college football histroy because I forgot about the minor NCAA violations Kiffin committed during his one year at Tenneessee. Thanks for the advice. Keep up with the name calling, it's a good way to come out on top of mature arguments.
Under your rule, we should all get points on our license because of Aldon Smith. We should pay penalities on our investments because of Madoff.
For the millionth time, the NCAA penalized PSU without due process. No investigation. No hearing. It's like a dictatorship.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Isn't the entire Penn State||
Isn't the entire Penn State administration (former President / AD) facing jail time and massive fines as a result? Not to mention life in prison for the actual offender. Why not throw the current players in jail as well? How about Paterno's corpse? Let's just blow the whole town up while we're at it!!!
Also you're equating the Reggie Bush scandal with Sandusky? Kind of sick on your end. And I don't think Kiffin had anything to do with that, I think it was just Carroll or some boosters.
Collateral damage here isn't fair to the players.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||yes||
The players are the innocent bystanders. This was an institutional / administrational failure on the part of Penn State, not a player failure. Since then, they've clean housed and instituted checks to ensure failure does not repeat and paid penalities.
So why should all personnel currently on board with the school, none of whom that had anything to do with Sandusky, receive his penalties? It makes no sense.
Again, the NCAA did not follow their own protocols. They handed penalties without due process. They make up the rules as they go along.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||??||
Do you really think that termination, show cause penalties and (I guess in this case) jail time isn't enough of a deterrent?
To end the cycle of cheating, you severely punish those at fault, not those that had nothing to do with the offense.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||So||
So if it were up to you, not only should the people held responsible for crimes get punished, but innocent bystanders should be punished as well.
Hopefully you never get into a position of power.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||The remainder of the sanctions should be overturned||
Frankly, the NCAA (and Delany) overstepped their own bounds with the sanctions. They didn't conduct their own investigation, relied solely on the Freeh report and threatened the new administration that had nothing to do with the crimes of Sandusky.
No one affiliated with the crimes are currently at PSU. Why should the current administration be at fault. Isn't jail time and termination for those accountable enough?
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Wasn't aware of the break issue||
Wasn't aware of the break issue, but that still doesn't make it right. I don't believe they have special packages for the students for the major games. It's not like all these games are noon on Saturday. There are midweek night games, many of which against crap teams, that cut into other stuff. When I was a student, it was hard enough to make all the games, much less my other commitments.
Brandon's concerned about getting the arena crowded for two things: 1) sales of concessions, merchandise, etc. and 2) apperances on tv. He could not care less about the individual.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||53.9%||
Sometimes there are other commitments (studying?) that need to be made rather than seeing Michigan wax the floor with SC State, UMass-Lowell, Concordia, Wayne State, Coppin State, Houston Baptist and Holy Cross.
Also, there are some games during the break period when students aren't in town. There's a way to fudge these numbers to justify milking every cent out of the student body.
If you buy a ticket to the game, it's up to the buyer to attend, not the seller.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||That's like saying turkey||
That's like saying turkey sandwiches are statistically the best sandwiches....
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get your comment. My||
I don't get your comment. My point was that the pro-style will typically work moreso than the spread. That said, If you want to incorporate spread tactics in the pro style, there's a time and a place. But to think that the most successful offenses shouldn't be one big RichRod / NW jet, spread offense, is totally ignorant.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Nope, I don't believe I||
Nope, I don't believe I did.
Listen, you can have spread concepts in a pro style attack (zone read on a short down to go play, spread the field in a red zone situation, etc.). Even the Patriots run that. But at the end of the day, it really does fall on execution, sound offensive line play and a QB that doesn't suck for an offensive team to be successful.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||So you're saying Michigan||
So you're saying Michigan doesn't have the talent comparable to a Northwestern? So they need to resort to quick snaps, no huddles, to beat them?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Double post||
Neg bang away
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Last Check||
Last check Bama uses the huddle and that seems to be working out well for them.
Stanford uses the huddle and that seems to be working out well for them.
I think too much emphasis is placed on huddle, non-huddle, pace, etc. The best teams are the ones with the best talent and their ability to execute, not the ones that solely rely on a gimmicky type offense. Defenses are quick to adjust...just look at the "wildcat."
|1 year 1 day ago||Dear Rutgers||
GTFO of our conference.
|1 year 2 days ago||Eliminate Replay||
Replay slows the end of game down, it's used as a crutch and an excuse by the officials, and it almost never gets the right call anyway.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Have idiot Delany and the greedy conference presidents||
Have idiot Delany and the greedy conference presidents ever considered staying at 12? They're diluting the product and profits while eliminating any identity this conference had.
They can spew all this leaders and legends BS, but these are disgusting unethical, greedy people.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Gus Johnson||
Gus has been terrible over the past year. Perhaps it was his meteoric rise, but he constantly messes up names, doesn't understand game theory, and talks too much. He now yells at total nonsense. He's brutal.
I'll take Nantz's wine and cheese club announcing over Gus. At least he gets the names right and understands time and score.
The color person I like is Dan Dakich. Funny, smart and he gets the sport.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||No||
This has zero to do with michigan academics and a sense of arrogance. Outside of my 4 years at michigan, i've lived in nyc pretty much my whole life. No one has ever talked about rutgers. They are a bad fit. They cant sell out their 48,000 seat stadium.
It's a mid major program. They dont belong in the B1G. It's fine the way it is.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||No one cares about Rutgers||
No one in NYC cares about Rutgers. They don't move the needle, not even a fraction. NYC is and will always be a pro sports city.
The B1G does not need another Minnesota in terms of on-field performance in fooball and basketball. We already have a Minnesota.
On top of that, everytime Michigan plays Rutgers or Maryland, they play Wisconsin or Penn State one less time.
Since ND doesn't want to be in its natural footprint, the B1G is perfect the way it is with the addition of Nebraska. We should be extremely pissed if Delany pulls this stunt.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||37-17||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I will say||
at least he acknowledges this poll as unscientific.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||This is a highly unscientic poll...||
Brian has a platform to express his opinions and views on a subject matter and then uses the same platform to poll his readers. This skews the readers feelings and makes them vote differently.
It's no different if I gave a 3,000 word essay arguing ice cream was better than pizza, and then polling people on what they prefer, ice cream would get a more favorable score.
This poll should be trashed.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||On this topic||
Can Brian get his facts straight and preface every post he writes "if it's not Michigan, it's evil". Joe Pa was not a child rape enabler. He fucked up and should've done more as he said, but please, he didn't open the shower curtain to Sandusky's victims so to speak.
The block quote totally misquotes him as well. With the initial portion directed towards the victims and the last two sentences addressed towards his supporters standing on his front porch. Brian horribly manipulates the quote and loses credibility and integrity in my book. (I'm sure he'll lose sleep over this).
Finally, no reference of the 1000s of lives and minds he cultivated to become great members of society. As if he did nothing other than letting children get raped. This is one of Brian's worst written pieces ever. Shame on him.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||No||
I like trolling on the opponents. "You suck" is clean and doesn't include any profanities.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||...||
They give these guys a 15 to life sentence is enough for me.
JoePa didn't lie in a grand jury report, he didn't commit any crimes. He reported it, while he could've done a better job obviously, he didn't violate any crimes.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I understand||
But he did what he was trained to do and the athletic department tried to cover it up. This is not a failure on JoePa's part, but a failure on the athletic department and finance committee to report this guy.
At the end of the day, I do think this is JoePa's last year because it'll be too much for him to bear, but his record will go untarnished. Remember PSU is one of four BCS programs to have never gone in front of the NCAA for violations of rules.
Obviously this is something of a different breed, but in no way should JoePa or the university absorb the brunt of this. The best way to hurt these assholes is to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I heard on ESPN yesterday||
that Paterno reported this incident immediately and did everything correct within the compounds of compliance. If JoePa did everything right, he should not bear the responsibilities of the disgusting former DC or idiot AD.
PSU is a great college town, and I've never had a bad time going to a game there. I hope nothing further surfaces that could damage a great program.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Penn State will be much worse||
Penn State will be much worse. They'll definitely finish last. They return about 20% of minutes played this year. Combine that with a new coach and that's a recipe for disaster.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||As I posted in the NYC thread||
Other future scheduling points include:
B-ball preseason NIT in 2012
Hockey vs. Cornell at MSG in 2012 or 2013
It looks like Football will not back out of the UConn contract and will play in Storrs in 2013.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||It was really crowded.||
Got to meet Belien and Berenson. Both were cool, though I can see where Berenson gets his name from. Dude was sunburned or something.
Interesting that they'll play Cornell at the Garden in a year or two and the basketball team will be in the 2012 preseason NIT.
The coaches ran off immediately after Q&A so that was a bit of a bummer.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I'm willing to pay top dollar for tix.||
I'm a returning 5 yr alumni. Let me know how i can get in touch with you.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||GROW BLUE!!!!!||
|3 years 1 week ago||You're right, I read it wrong||
Not good with the GMAT's rapidly approaching...
|3 years 1 week ago||Miami plays at Sun Life Stadium||
It'd be a home game for them...
|3 years 1 week ago||Probably not Michael Floyd...||
Probably not Michael Floyd...
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Desmond said Michigan will be||
Desmond said Michigan will be wearing throwbacks for the ND game. He said it at an alumni meeting. How much more clear do I need to make it?
Go fuck yourself, jmblue
|3 years 2 weeks ago||That they're wearing||
That they're wearing throwbacks for the ND game, smartass.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||This is 100% true||
Desmond Howard confirmed it during a NYC event a couple of months ago.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||3 run lead Rivera lurking...||
Win #1 for the YANKEES!!!!
Good guys win again!
Evil Tigers LOSE!!!!
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Godsped, Godspell||
you never went to any anti-terrorist school, so make sure you don't get us all fucking killed.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Can't show the players!||
They are student athletes. If they're in it, they would get paid and thus it would be an improper benefit.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||205||
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I'm assuming this is a football thread.||
The bouncey ball doesn't matter here.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I'm hoping it's a Big East school.||
Just end the conference. They bring nothing to the table.
Any update on when the news report will come out?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||210||
|3 years 8 weeks ago||How about...||
'Registered Sex Offender'
That nickname is pretty bad
|3 years 8 weeks ago||I've always wanted to go to Bolivia||
Soccer Sux, brah!
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Did they go to New Miss?||
Did they go to New Miss?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||WE ARRRRE COMIN'||
TO KANSAS CIT-TAY!!!!!
|3 years 13 weeks ago||There are too many different type of fans in this poll||
Shouldn't it just be the Bo Clan, RRod defenders and Cotton Pickin' Blues? Perhaps you can include Jacket and Patch Clan as well.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||GoBlueYork||
Wants to leave work now!
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Hey||
Look at me! I can post again!
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I still love him to death.||
His '09 ND and '10 Illinois performances were something else.
He's been homeschooled his whole life and I can only hope he right's the ship and he stay's blue!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||No||
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Can we never use photos from||
Can we never use photos from the UMass game. That game just pissed me off.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||So when RRod was hired by||
So when RRod was hired by Mich, Mallett was gone because he doesn't fit his system.
Denard and Devin are true spread QBs. They will not play in a pro style offense.
How do I know? I don't, but judging by recent history, it's more likely to happen than not.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||This is hardly win||
This is hardly win win.
Harbaugh almost guarantees RRod type offensive turmover and 1-2 years w/o bowls. Yeah, the defense stays in tact, but we lose Denard, D Hart, Devin, ninja slot receivers, etc.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Also Schefter's Michigan||
Also Schefter's Michigan alumn, may have strong inside sources.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||The Beef 'O' Brady's St.||
The Beef 'O' Brady's St. Perersberg Bowl featuring Southern Miss and Louisville.
How could you possibly forget that one????
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Herron, Pryor, Posey, Thomas,||
Herron, Pryor, Posey, Thomas, Adams to miss 1st 5 games in 2011
From the twitter guy.
Unless we're talking about different Pryor's...
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Glad it's not Bob Davie. Now||
Glad it's not Bob Davie. Now I get to relish 3 more Davie Jones Locker segments this Bowl season.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Akron's in first. Fear the||
Akron's in first.
Fear the roo.
Fuck shit up.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Advice||
Never agree to take a breathalyzer.
Never admit to drinking alcohol to DPS...ever!
|3 years 17 weeks ago||"There's that word again;||
"There's that word again; "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?" -Doc. E. Brown, BTTF
|3 years 17 weeks ago||It was also an amazing South||
It was also an amazing South Park spoof-isode.
"I'm asking questions, Stan!"
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Avatar sucked. There, I said||
Avatar sucked. There, I said it.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Fulmer Cup doesn't begin||
Fulmer Cup doesn't begin until the last second expires in the MNC game.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Agreed. Michigan can't||
Agreed. Michigan can't predict how good MSU will be when scheduling the game. Also, Michigan - Miami (OH) lacks the in-state name brand that comes with 2 intra-state rivals.
While I couldn't attend the Big Chill, it looked spectacular on TV. Brian should be ashamed about this negative post.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||It's spelled "Chanukah"...you||
It's spelled "Chanukah"...you anti-semite ass.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Then pos-bang me...just once.||
Then pos-bang me...just once.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Then pos-bang me...just once.||
Or I'll just double post
|3 years 18 weeks ago||No love for Mack Brown?||
No love for Mack Brown? Outside of this year, Texas has basically been a MNC contender every year under his regime. Also a ridiculous recruiter.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||He's a saavy businessman||
He's a saavy businessman who's main, but not only, purpose is to maximize revenue. Over time, he'll achieve that goal with many BCS Championship appearances.
Nothing to do with the above, but he took a ridiculous paycut to become Michigan's AD.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Don't want to be a debbie||
Don't want to be a debbie downer, but they were unranked much of 2005.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Naked Gun - Herman's Hermits||
Naked Gun - Herman's Hermits - I'm into something good
|3 years 19 weeks ago||You have a couple of rough||
You have a couple of rough weeks and the rest of the experience is incredible. Every week is rough for me. Enjoy college, don't take it for granted. It's been 4 years since I graduated and would give anything for another year.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||With the development of||
With the development of Sheelhaase (just a redshirt frosh), improvement defensively and being competitive in each game they played, I think he's earned at least one more year.
Keep in mind that Illinois was historically bad...averaging 3 total wins/season in the 3 years prior to his arrival.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||'06 defense was far superior to anything under the RRod era||
The D gave up:
3 to both NW and Indy
6 to Iowa
7 to Vandy
10 to PSU (7 of which on a BS late screen call)
13 to Wisky and Sparty
14 to Minny (7 of which was after they built a big lead)
|3 years 20 weeks ago||The '05 team lost 5 games by||
The '05 team lost 5 games by a combined 24 points. The '10 team lost to OSU by 30 points. There's no comparison.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Notre Dame and||
Notre Dame and Pitt/Mizzou
All other schools make as much sense geographically/academically as TCU joining the Big East.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||BRAINS?||
|3 years 21 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|3 years 22 weeks ago||NEED MORE MAIZE!!!!!||
NEED MORE MAIZE!!!!!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||a drunk and depressed jeff||
a drunk and depressed jeff goldblum to boot.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||My Purdue Doomsday Scenario||
A 15 mile long flying saucer invades West Lafayette.
Shoots a green beam down to the 50 yard line.
Everything blows up.
The only people that survive are Will Smith, his stripper girlfriend, their bastard child and a stupid dog named Rover.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Close, it was "RROD SHOULD||
Close, it was "RROD SHOULD ONSIDE KICK EVERYTIME"
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Why does Michigan say "Go||
Why does Michigan say "Go Blue"?
It's a chant. It's our chant. It gets us fired up.
Good wins for Michigan and the Jets!
J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!
|3 years 24 weeks ago||How about we reflect their actual personalities.||
Ron Zook - Able to recruit hot, desireable chicks to come over and talk, but drops a drink or does something clumsy to screw everything up.
Bill Lynch - Voice doesn't match body. Scares girls away when he throws stuff...like his own gum.
Kirk Ferentz - Good 'ol country boy. Incredibly humble, almost to a fault. Can make a 5 look like a 7 or 8, but always missing that one key component that'd make him a perfect wingman.
Rich Rodriguez - An outsider that was a big shot in his hometown, but is considered an outcast in his new surroundings. Nice when you get to know him, but repeats himself too much.
Mark Dantonio - Would prefer to stare at countdown clocks and has an inferiority complex. Not a good conversationalist. Would probably be a major c-block.
Tim Brewster - Eternal optimist that talks a big game, but has never done anything. Ultimately, you find someone else cuz you realize he's just a loser.
Bo Pelini - Funny looking face, but quickly embraced by everyone despite his short fuse. Still needs to prove himself as a real wingman.
Pat Fitzgerald - Young, charismatic type. Need to be worried girls would go after him rather than you.
Jim Tressel - Bland personality, never says anything exciting. Would be a terrible wingman boring everyone to death. Also is too short.
Joe Paterno - Old, health failing, probably doesn't understand why you need a wingman when you should marry your high school sweetheart. Thinks the black athlete is the wave of the future. Probably not the best wingman as he's difficult to understand when he talks.
Danny Hope - Holds grudges. Mustache is hit or miss with the ladies. Probably smells.
Bret Bielema - Likes wearing windbreakers. Can be a bit of a weirdo cuz he likes to show off his tats. Probably a chubby chaser.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I forgot how good of an||
I forgot how good of an announcer Bob Davie was. He should never have been dropped from the Musburger/Herbstriet team. Curse you ESPN.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||With Ced Benson and Selvin||
With Ced Benson and Selvin Young, VY was able to run for more than 1000 yards in '04. Also half his games were decided by more than 21 points or more so he never really was forced to pass the ball that much.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Yeah, Ohio State is really||
Yeah, Ohio State is really screwing things up with Pryor...losing in the Fiesta Bowl on a late defensive breakdown and winning only the Rose Bowl during his first two years.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Vince Young was the best||
Vince Young was the best college football player of the 2000s. He single handedly won a national championshp, ended the USC dynasty and should've won the Heisman in '05. He put up Denardian statistics every game during his sophomore and junior years and never got hurt.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||So was Vince Young, but he||
So was Vince Young, but he turned out to play pretty well.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||As a booster, I feel like I||
As a booster, I feel like I have some say in RRod's job security. Just sayin'.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||WRONG! The flux capacitor is||
WRONG! The flux capacitor is what makes time travel possible. The 1.21 gigawatts (or plutonium) only powers the flux capacitor.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||So you're going to dismiss||
So you're going to dismiss that 80 year run from 1923 - 2003...and last year to boot. Take a hike Sobel.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||433||
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I beg to differ||
27-7...yeah, they're definitely our little bros. It's cute to see them win once in a while.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||If this is a problem, I will||
If this is a problem, I will be more than happy to take these tickets off your hands. I need 4 for the student section and am willing to pay a decent amount.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||513||
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I've been to two PSU white||
I've been to two PSU white outs. One against Mich in '06, and one against OSU in '07. They lost both in spite of the absolutely insane atmosphere.
I don't think noise has much of an effect on a game (post snap). Regardless, I intend to scream my tush off at the MSU game.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I don't think the pollsters||
I don't think the pollsters expected half their roster to get crapped on when they submitted their ballots in August.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Why is Okie St ahead of||
Why is Okie St ahead of Michigan? They've played nobody and nearly lost to Troy at home.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Knew I'd be bitched at for||
Knew I'd be bitched at for not having a link as soon as I submitted it. My bad.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||348|
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Will your bro be icing other||
Will your bro be icing other bros?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Well done Duval!||
Well done Duval!
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Citi Field is typically||
Citi Field is typically filled with dudes from Tony's Auto Shop and Tony's Repair Store and Tony's Body Shop. But at least people aren't falling off the escalators...
|3 years 30 weeks ago||5 rec for 45 yards and 1 TD||
5 rec for 45 yards and 1 TD is not his best game as a Jet.
I will say this, in the 3 or 4 games he's played well, the Jets have lost.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||And the '07 Minnesota game||
And the '07 Minnesota game was on ESPN Classic.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I'm one of the few fortunate||
I'm one of the few fortunate to have Time Warner. I suggest you call your local cable provider.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I have ESPNU I have ESPNU||
I have ESPNU
I have ESPNU in HD
Guess I'm in the "watching the game" boat this week.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Can't I like anything||
Can't I like anything anymore?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Repeat of the '03 Outback||
Repeat of the '03 Outback Bowl, eh Brian. I can live with that.
34-24 is my prediction.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||let's go blue||
let's go blue
|3 years 33 weeks ago||For every action, there's a||
For every action, there's a reaction with you.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||But at the current level,||
But at the current level, players have time for their final exams, etc.
The AD's would never approve a 16 game schedule over the course of 5 months, this would easily lead to a significant decline in attendance for the playoffs (again not profitable), smaller bowl payouts and a watered down regular season.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Conf Champ: First week of||
Conf Champ: First week of Dec.
Elite Eight: Third week of Dec.
Final Four: First week of Jan.
Championship: Third week of Jan.
So now you want the season to extend towards the end of January. The NCAA is never going to allow that to happen with finals, breaks, etc.
Also, conference championship games only sell-out in the SEC with the Big XII last year alone being the one exception (game essentially in Texas' backyard)
|3 years 33 weeks ago||So it's not a 16 team||
So it's not a 16 team playoff, it's an 8 team playoff with the conference championship game being a play-in game without rewarding the regular season conference winners.
Either way, you need to understand college football has turned into a cash cow and attendance will be considerably lower if they go to a 16 (or 8) team playoff.
People aren't going to be able to book their travel plans on a weekly basis.This is too much of a good thing. In this case, less is more.
A red bottom line -> not a shot of happening.
Plus-1 allows attendance to be maximized, especially if there's a 10-14 day break between games.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||A post so nice, he said it||
A post so nice, he said it twice.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||16 team playoff is||
16 team playoff is impossible. It adds 4 extra weeks of football to some schools, will diminish the value of the regular season and will tarnish some of the historic bowl games.
The Plus-1 format is the best way, IMO.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||It was a 57 yard run on the||
It was a 57 yard run on the 2nd play from scrimmage.
It's ok, Pobody's Nerfect.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Then the University shouldn't||
Then the University shouldn't have hired a CEO of a large-cap corporation if you value tradition above money.
We live in a capitalist society...if you weren't aware. One of the reason Brandon was hired was to maximize revenue, eliminate costs and upgrade the facilities of the athletic dept.
He also has first hand perspective of "tradition" and is more than likely aware of "tradition". He was recently quoted against the inclusion of advertisements at Michigan Stadium.
But he's sticking to his guns, just like he did in the interest of the shareholders at Domino’s, he’s doing the same for the regents and the University, and for that he has my respect.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||So let me get this straight.||
So let me get this straight. If Michigan loses money it's cool so as long as tradition is maintained (what tradition you speak of I don't know).
This is complete lunacy.
We're in a fucking recession and you don't want the University to make money. Why even have a school? This is the most retarded thing ever written here.
Please delete this diary.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Insufferable: a word to||
Insufferable: a word to describe the feelings about Brian lately.
Also, shortly after receiving a check at the NY event, my buddies and I said 'Go Blue' to Brian. He didn't even acknowledge us. Just took the money and ran.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I've been to those game. I||
I've been to those game. I get the rivalry. But Bo doesn't coach here anymore. You should know how delapatated our facilities are. Not to mention the amount of money invested in the stadium and other varsity upgrades.
Kick and complain all you want. At the end of the day, money talks.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||OMFG! STOP THE PRESSES! MJB||
OMFG! STOP THE PRESSES! MJB JOINED THE FACEBOOK PAGE!
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I don't get why you think||
I don't get why you think fans or players care less about the outcome. Do you really believe Tate Forcier is going to care less about the game because it's in October? Will that cause Terrelle Pryor to not prepare as much?
Wouldn't you get just as much satisfaction beating a 7-0 OSU team leading them into a downward spiral to 7-5?
Brian and both fan bases making a big stink over nothing. If the conference can generate extra revenue from regiggering the schedule, and Michigan gets more money and builds better facilities, I don't see much of a downside.
The most important thing is that they play every year, and it looks like that will be the case.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Are you going to watch or||
Are you going to watch or care about the game any less if it's in October? Seriously.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I've lost enough money||
I've lost enough money betting on Michigan to realize it's not a good thing to bet on Michigan...for anything.
Laying 4-1 in the Alamo Bowl against Nebraska was the absolute worst.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||One thing has nothing to do||
One thing has nothing to do with the other. Yanks-Sox is a great rivalry even when they play in May.
Michigan - OSU is and will be a great rivalry regardless when they play. And if they could play in the Big Ten Championship game, more power to the rivalry.
Also it's interleague, not inner leauge. Neg for that and that alone.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Couldn't care less when the||
Couldn't care less when the game is played as long as it IS played and we beat them every year.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Somebody was watching||
Somebody was watching Nickelodeon last night...
|3 years 34 weeks ago||But they typically go 10-3 or||
But they typically go 10-3 or 10-4 (in years when they play in the ACC Championship game)
Teams with 3 or 4 losses don't typically finish in the top 10.
Top 10 teams also don't lose the type of games VT has lost over the past 6 seasons.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Point well taken, but each||
Point well taken, but each year, there's always some bizarre loss:
2009: Home loss to a 4-3 UNC (0-3 in conference at the time
2008: East Carolina
2007: Home collapse against BC
2006: Back to back beat downs against GT and BC
2005: No real bad losses
2004: Home loss against NC State
|3 years 34 weeks ago||6 points||
1) Auburn shouldn't be ranked.
2) Va Tech goes through this every year. Ranked in the top 10, then ends up somewhere in the 20s to unranked.
3) NEVADA AT 19!? THEIR SECONDARY IS WORSE THAN MICHIGAN'S!!!!! STOP WITH THIS COLIN KAEPERNICK LOVE AFFAIR!!!
4) TCU should be ranked higher.
5) Georgia and PSU should be ranked lower...much much lower.
6) Agree with the high OU ranking.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||August is the biggest teaser||
August is the biggest teaser month ever.
All the practices...NFL preseason games...press conferences...
Let's start the f-in' season!!!!!
|3 years 34 weeks ago||why not have all the non-AQ's||
why not have all the non-AQ's have a BCS playin game after the season is over. Top two teams based on BCS rankings.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Going off my hazy memory, I||
Going off my hazy memory, I think I done good for myself.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||IIRC, Stu-pot when to a Jets||
IIRC, Stu-pot when to a Jets training camp sometime in the 90s to file a report. He was joking around with the players and tried catching a pass.
Let's just say he tried catching the pass with his eyes and not his hands...
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Utah State makes the most||
Utah State makes the most sense of all the remaining WAC teams to be the MWC's 12th member. They already have a rivalry with BYU (if they stay put) have a strong basketball program and a rising football program.
Given, it doesn't bring the MWC a new market/more revenue, but from a geography and talent point of view, Utah State makes the most sense.
Now watch the MWC take Idaho or SJSU instead.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Sorry James, I have no clue||
Sorry James, I have no clue if you're being sarcastic or not. Much easier to figure out in person.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Her hotness is not in||
Her hotness is not in question, her credibility as a reporter is.
She deserves to be reprimanded at the very least for reporting this nonsense. I don't care if she's going to play the unconfirmed card.
If she can't cut it as a reporter, she should re-evaluate her career. Perhaps model or run an escort service.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||FREE for pre-registered AAUM||
FREE for pre-registered AAUM members, and $20 for all others online through Tuesday, August 18. Day-of door pricing will be $25 for everyone.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Was going to attend the New||
Was going to attend the New York function next Tuesday with Brian and try to ask a question or two about RRod and the D, now I'll just go shot for shot with him.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I'll get the gasoline, you||
I'll get the gasoline, you get the lighters.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Fully aware of the second||
Fully aware of the second point...which is why I wanted to stop, not the Husky double entendre.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||She was a UConn alumna and||
She was a UConn alumna and kinda chunky. Meh...I'll stop there.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I dated a Husky (Connecticut||
I dated a Husky (Connecticut and kinda literally) for a bit. Kinda ended amicably, but I fully intend to rub our win in her stupid face in three weeks.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Anyone else feel more||
Anyone else feel more encouraged about this presser than RRod's first one?
Seems like the tone was more positive.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||...or to the Montana Grizz||
...or to the Montana Grizz
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Love LSU and Oregon||
Love LSU and Oregon State.
Rodgers brothers will keep it close for the Beavers and LSU's D will be too much for Yates and UNC.
My one caveat is that OSU always gets off to slow starts, otherwise I think they're solid.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Kinda surprised the 2005 PSU||
Kinda surprised the 2005 PSU - Mich game wasn't there, especially considering PSU would've had a higher BCS rating than Texas had they won that game.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Double post ignore||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I'm among the many that Thom||
I'm among the many that Thom Brennaman cited as cynical and sarcastic when he went on his Tim Tebow soapbox rant during the BCS Championship game 2 years ago.
I think its funny and if these kids can't take it, tough nuggets. They get ripped and yelled at everyday in practice anyway.
I'm in the "you suck" camp.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Can we at spell his stupid||
Can we at spell his stupid name right?
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Take that back! A-Rod 600!||
Take that back!
A-Rod 600! 3/4ths of the way to 800!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I know the whole freezing||
I know the whole freezing thing didn't work for Cartman...but I may need to give it a try.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Friday: Outdoor||
Friday: Outdoor drinking
Saturday: Outdoor drinking
Sunday: Crying in anticipation of 5 painful upcoming workdays
|3 years 37 weeks ago||One of these cities is not like the other?||
Never heard of it.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||you mean REdedication||
you mean REdedication game...and yes it's uconn.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Florida - Bama and any||
Florida - Bama and any Tuesday/Wednesday night MAC game to get me through the week
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I think group size matters.||
I think group size matters. The smaller the group, the better. I was a sophomore and was in row 86 with about a dozen other people. I got down to row 31 for my junior year when I was in a group of 3.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Clearly you haven't learned||
Clearly you haven't learned your lesson.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Schefter's also a Michigan||
Schefter's also a Michigan alumn with a mini Maize helmet that's visibile over his left shoulder in his office.
Also a Northwestern alumn FWIW.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Fav: Rob Stone Least Fav:||
Fav: Rob Stone
Least Fav: Vitale/Holtz
|3 years 39 weeks ago||One of each? Or one for one||
One of each? Or one for one side? And if one for one side, which one?
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Say what you want about||
Say what you want about Denard's speed, but Tater's accuracy is what gets me going...
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Reason #2 could be a direct||
Reason #2 could be a direct result of reason #4.
How about continually improving return game or something about Tater being awesome.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||This isn't an NFL game. The||
This isn't an NFL game. The atmosphere does not require any piped-in music. It's unnecessary, and i'd compare it to the no advertisement rule...except piped-in music doesn't generate any revenue.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Much less of a blowhard than||
Much less of a blowhard than I.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Bobcats would not move,||
Bobcats would not move, especially under Jordan's ownership. Raptors also sell out every game and have a strong fan base.
It's really just Hornets, Grizz and Kings.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Agreed. It was a horrible||
Agreed. It was a horrible movie experience. 3D was bad too.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Right. The NBA's never done||
Right. The NBA's never done that. OH Wait!
By my count 18 major moves (Not counting examples such as Warriors: SF to Oakland or Nets: New York to NJ). This also doesn't include the most recent one Seattle to Oklahoma City, which would make it 19.
Some have history, some without, but with the NBA allegedly nearly $400 million in the red and a looming lockout, if Las Vegas promises to bring in more money and build a nice arena, the NBA will not hesitate to move the Pistons...and it wouldn't be the first time for that franchise.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||No, that honor goes to||
No, that honor goes to Terrelle Pryor's "everyone murders" speech during his public speaking class
|3 years 40 weeks ago||+1||
Thanks, that was the response I was looking for.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||That was my primary reason||
That was my primary reason for banging heads with MGoDC.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Nope, you're wrong. It's the||
Nope, you're wrong. It's the same. Stop putting words into my box. That's more condescending than anything else.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||When Brian described his||
When Brian described his conference divisional alignment, he described it as "bats". What was the implied negative connotation there? "Bats" isn't a bad thing.
And that's a major stretch that I'm being condescending towards midwesterners. It's a cultural divide. But I never said anything bad about it. You're putting words in my text box.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I also congratulated him and||
I also congratulated him and hoped married life wouldn't negatively affect his social life. So where's the negativity?
Unfortunately, I can't fix stupid.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I never said it was a big||
I never said it was a big mistake, I simply don't understand why people in the midwest get married at such early ages. I don't see that as negative or condesCending since I have a nice sample size to back my evidence.
Get your facts straight.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||So you basically have no||
So you basically have no opinion on what I said, and defend your lack of an opinion. Great, you're pro-choice, almost irrelevant to my discussion topic.
I just think that marrying at the age, you miss out on certain socail benefits from the college experience at UofM. Just being unattached and responsibility free in college (not from an academic standpoint, obviously) is one of the rarest moments in life.
It's great that they're in love, but I don't see the rush. Many of my midwest married friends missed a lot of good times, and I hope the same doesn't happen to this dude.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I don't like you MGoDC. I||
I don't like you MGoDC. I think you're negative, condesending and stupid. I do not respect your opinion (not just from this thread, but previous ones) and I never suggested he should act like a frat dousche. Maybe that's your style...
That said, I have east coast and midwest friends. Almost all my midwest friends married in their early 20s while the majority of my east coast friends are nowhere near even engaged (we're 25-26 years old). As a native east coaster, I don't understand the rush to get married so early or why midwesterners tend to marry their high school sweethearts (or junior high school in this case).
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Congrats about the||
Congrats about the MGoEngagement, but you're totally bats. Why get married so young? Is this a mid-western thing?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I think half the alumni||
I think half the alumni association from NYC is flying in for the MSU game. So students be on alert. We're coming for your tickets. Respect your alumni elders and give us your tickets for face.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||you're right. it was october||
you're right. it was october 2015. cubs beat miami in the world series. july 2010 is flat wrong.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Can't wait for that Demar||
Can't wait for that Demar Dorsey feature...
|3 years 42 weeks ago||It's up there with||
It's up there with yesterday's Tate Hate thread.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||College Sports: Detroit > New||
College Sports: Detroit > New York
Pro Sports: New York > Detroit
|3 years 42 weeks ago||You can be critical without||
You can be critical without being negative. For example,
Critical: I don't think this thread is in the best interest of this blog and does not meet the viewpoints of most Michigan fans.
Negative: I think this thread was started by the stupedist, most narrow-minded fuckhead on the planet.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||He single handedly won the||
He single handedly won the Notre Dame and Indiana games. He put up ridiculous numbers in the Purdue and Wisky games and decent ones in the Illinois game.
He was a true freshman, what did you expect from him? He's only going to get better!
|3 years 42 weeks ago||only 68 days till real||
only 68 days till real football...
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Agreed, I still find soccer||
Agreed, I still find soccer painful to watch. The only good part is that the game ends in less than 2 hours.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||They don't deserve a fucking||
They don't deserve a fucking dime while in college. I had to work hard. My family had to work hard so we can afford my Michigan education. The "truly elite talent" get a free education, free food and priceless exposure.
If they need money so badly, the b-ball players can play in Europe (see: Brandon Jennings) and the football players can suck it up for two years.
There's no fine line with elite talent and non-elite talent. What's the difference? Walk on versus scholarship? That's horribly unfair.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Why stop at $50-70K? Start||
Why stop at $50-70K? Start them at $500k so they can work on managing a shit load of money.
Seriously, they go to school for free. They get to showcase their skills in front of millions of people watching on tv. And if they're really good, they get to make more money than we could ever imagine at the next level. Otherwise, they're debt free coming out of an elite university. That's more than enough!
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Next Stop: Cinemax Last||
Next Stop: Cinemax
Last Stop: Prison