and... i like them? I think I like them.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, they very much do.||
Yes, they very much do. Maybe not all schools, but Michigan? Yes. An emphatic yes.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I think this is why the Blog||
I think this is why the Blog was so vocal towards the end of the football season too. That optimism for the team/coaches just hasn't been there.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm too sad to think||
I'm too sad to think straight. I'll keep my thoughts to myself instead.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||.....talk shit on you?||
.....talk shit on you?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I wish more teams would do||
I wish more teams would do stuff like this. Say what you want about the Cubes, but the dude has some business sense.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||$$$$$$$$$. There used to be||
$$$$$$$$$. There used to be a time when the average Joe Blow could afford to go to a game. Those days are long gone and probably not ever coming back.
How about for a family of 4 to go to a game? Or even for just a couple?
2 tickets ---> $100-400
2 meals ---> $40-60
2 beers ---> $20
Parking ---> $30
You're looking at ~$350 just to take your SO to an inconsequential game. Those numbers will obviously increase for more significant games, rivalries, playoffs, etc. And this doesn't even touch upon the immeasurables like dealing with traffic, weather, rowdy fans, waiting in long lines, subpar view of the game, and just overall comfort level (looking at you, you sweatpants-wearing manchildren!)
Those in charge of making the tough decisions are so far removed from reality and the middle class in general that I don't ever see prices coming down. They have a bottom line to wortry about just like any other business. It is what it is, I suppose.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||What if he hedged the bet||
What if he hedged the bet with his personal money?
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||WA WA WEE WA!!!!!!!!||
WA WA WEE WA!!!!!!!!
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe the chips see a little||
Maybe the chips see a little Mark Ingram in him too
|15 weeks 3 days ago||*Rules and restrictions||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||PTSD can be a real bitch||
PTSD can be a real bitch sometimes
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Can't believe it took until||
Can't believe it took until this far down to see Saban's name pop up
|15 weeks 3 days ago||>>Next year unfortunately is||
>>Next year unfortunately is do or die.
I thought it was this year. And the year before that. And the year before that...
|15 weeks 4 days ago||ahhh the million dollar||
ahhh the million dollar question
|15 weeks 4 days ago||2meta4me||
|16 weeks 3 days ago||AGREE OR LEAVE||
AGREE OR LEAVE
|18 weeks 1 day ago||That would have certainly||
That would have certainly killed him, but what if it was a soccer ball? How much damage do you think it could do?
|20 weeks 20 hours ago||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Should we not panic? Our long||
Should we not panic? Our long commited, best recruit--a 5 star--will be taking official visits after the season to schools not named Michigan. I don't know about you but I think we're in full-fledged panic mode. And justifiably so.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||"You are freaking out... man||
"You are freaking out... man (man) ((man))"
|21 weeks 6 days ago||this is precisely how i feel||
this is precisely how i feel about michigan football right now
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||Just like in Blitz||
Just like in Blitz
|23 weeks 23 hours ago||seems like?!||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||>>His job performance and his||
>>His job performance and his personal life are two separate things (or should be).
Practice what you preach, pal.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Come on, OP. It's Pittsburgh||
Come on, OP.
It's Pittsburgh not Pittsburg.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Give it up. Rich Rod can't be||
Give it up. Rich Rod can't be the scapegoat forever.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||It'll ease the pain, sure,||
It'll ease the pain, sure, but putting on a hat doesn't make your shitty haircut go away.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||POSBANGS. WE NEED THE||
POSBANGS. WE NEED THE POSBANGS, PEOPLE!
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Please stop calling out||
Please stop calling out specific individuals, our guys are trying their hardest!!!!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||This is the most depressing||
This is the most depressing thing I've seen in 3 days.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||He lost me at Pie Chart.. who||
He lost me at Pie Chart.. who still uses these to convey any kind of data?
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Nothing to contribute, that||
Nothing to contribute, that summed it up pretty damn well.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Well that explains the INT||
Well that explains the INT
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Tessitore and Millen? BLAH.||
Tessitore and Millen? BLAH.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||34-20 Michigan||
|26 weeks 6 days ago||R.I.P.||
|27 weeks 3 days ago||That's some strong koolaid||
That's some strong koolaid you're sipping on.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||There are three 1-loss SEC||
There are three 1-loss SEC teams in the top 10.
Riddle me that.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||and you too brian||
and you too brian
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Gronk sorry too||
Gronk sorry too
|27 weeks 6 days ago||45-20 Michigan||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||>>We're doing this all by||
>>We're doing this all by ourselves.
Ain't that the truth
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Lol I thought those guys||
Lol I thought those guys were just joking, glad someone set them straight!
|31 weeks 2 days ago||>>I don't expect him to walk||
>>I don't expect him to walk off the field, no one beats saban and lives to tell about it
So how do you explain last year's game?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Why? Because ESPN, CBS, et.||
Why? Because ESPN, CBS, et. al. has convinced you of it?
Simple question: With this camera on him throughout the entirety of the game, do you think the producers will be equally likely to show Manziel in a positive light as they will a negative light?
If the answer is no, then this is just another self-serving ploy by Media at the expense of a student-athlete.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss||
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Why do you say||
Why do you say that?
Amateur athletes taking HGH (or whatever deer antler spray is classified as) would definitely be newsworthy, especially if its rampant at one school in particular--the same school that's won 3 of the last 4 National Champtionships.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Because the ridiculousness of||
Because the ridiculousness of Cal Tech being on academic/athletic probation made for a pretty good bit of news when it happened
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Espn would spontaneously||
Espn would spontaneously combust if that somehow turned out to be true.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||i love the dejected "hey" at||
i love the dejected "hey" at the end
|33 weeks 4 days ago||+1 Informative||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||enough of this shit already||
enough of this shit already
|35 weeks 26 min ago||Nothing to contribute, just||
Nothing to contribute, just wanted to offer my appreciation for that comment.
MidWest 10 and the Pasadena Bowl are good, but the Southern Semipro Conference takes the cake.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||What does your username say?||
What does your username say?
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Money was a factor when I||
Money was a factor when I chose a major at Michigan. Why wouldn't it be a factor to high school football players?
I don't like the recruiting angle Alabama is playing here, but it is a good one. They would be smart to calculate the NFL draft pay for every competitive football school out there. No doubt they'll be at the top of that list (and probably by a wide margin).
|38 weeks 2 days ago||But guys... think about the||
But guys... think about the ratings!
Seriously though our society has become pretty complacent about this sort of thing. MTV, Chris Brown/Rihanna, Chad Johnson, etc. etc. It's sad really.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||this is fantastic||
this is fantastic
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Anything is possible -Kevin||
Anything is possible
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Choose your own||
Choose your own adventure!
A) Heiko meets Borges for interview; Kills Al. Turn to page 44
B) Heiko shaves head and dons Al's glasses and jacket. Pretends to be Al for next year. Turn to page 92
C) MGoBlog fully infiltrates athletic department for unparalleled access to Michigan sports. Turn to page 26
D) We stop running Vincent Smith Iso's on 3rd and 1. Turn to page 83
|51 weeks 3 days ago||"Oh he's gonna call back"||
"Oh he's gonna call back"
|1 year 6 days ago||Well, it certainly won't be a||
Well, it certainly won't be a bad thing for Michigan
|1 year 1 week ago||Whoa, I hope it wasn't||
Whoa, I hope it wasn't either. What a weird coincidence that would be.
|1 year 1 week ago||I think we just found Herm's||
I think we just found Herm's other MGoAccount
|1 year 2 weeks ago||What was Bartlestein actually||
What was Bartlestein actually doing? HOW DID HE KNOW?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Apparently the lack of||
Apparently the lack of responses says it all too
|1 year 3 weeks ago||That would be cool but I||
That would be cool but I don't think Michigan would choose to miss out on free money ($7.5m I think?)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Thanks a lot Bill Martin||
Thanks a lot
|1 year 3 weeks ago||MUPPETS!!!!||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||So far they've raised||
So far they've raised $500,000 of the $30m goal. That's really awesome.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The professors and||
The professors and researchers at Georgia Tech have used LRMC (Logistic Regression/Markov Chain) to yield the most accurate results of any rating system in the past 5+ years. Take a look at the second link for mroe info on the statistical analysis, pretty fascinating stuff.
Another favorite of mine comes from the guys at MiniTab. In their method, they apply regression models to a particular rating system. Last year they used LRMC but this year, after analyzing how different systems performed throughout the regular season, they decided to use Sagarin's ratings for the models.
http://blog.minitab.com/blog/the-statistics-game/predicting-the-2013-nca... (tournament predictions)
http://blog.minitab.com/blog/the-statistics-game/using-minitab-to-choose... (determining the best college basketball rating system)
EDIT: Here's the Nate Silver analysis for anyone interested (full disclosure: i have not read it yet, only skimmed)....
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/03/18/sports/ncaabasketball/nate... (predictions/team probabilities by round)
|1 year 4 weeks ago||here's another stream, this||
here's another stream, this one isn't blocked by my work's firewall
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Thanks! Standing by for the||
Thanks! Standing by for the ESPN stream link....
|1 year 5 weeks ago||and here's more....||
and here's more....
Full video, credit to lazyfoot10 from his post below
|1 year 5 weeks ago||to be fair, they're not||
to be fair, they're not mutually exclusive
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Seeding probabilities for||
Seeding probabilities for Michigan (assuming every game is 50/50 and independent):
1st: 0/32 = 0%
2nd: 6/32 = 18.75%
3rd: 8/32 = 25%
4th: 10/32 = 31.25%
5th: 8/32 = 25%
Overall expected seed: (0/32)(1) + (6/32)(2) + (8/32)(3) + (10/32)(4) + (8/32)(5) = 3.625
Overall expected seed of other teams:
Indiana: (27/32)(1) + (3/32)(2) + (2/32)(3) + (0/32)(4) + (0/32)(5) = 1.21875
Ohio State: (1/32)(1) + (14/32)(2) + (9/32)(3) + (7.5/32)(4) + (0.5/32)(5) = 2.765625
Wisconsin: (4/32)(1) + (6/32)(2) + (5/32)(3) + (5.5/32)(4) + (11.5/32)(5) = 3.453125
Michigan: (0/32)(1) + (6/32)(2) + (8/32)(3) + (10/32)(4) + (8/32)(5) = 3.625
Michigan State: (0/32)(1) + (3/32)(2) + (8/32)(3) + (9/32)(4) + (12/32)(5) = 3.9375
|1 year 5 weeks ago||That picture makes me not||
That picture makes me not want to return to this thread later.
UPDATE (8:57am): I caved. And now I regret.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||"Know thy enemy"||
"Know thy enemy"
|1 year 6 weeks ago||you make it sound as though||
you make it sound as though the two are mutually exclusive
|1 year 6 weeks ago||68-66 Michigan||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||ahhh yes.. the less famous,||
ahhh yes.. the less famous, more mature brother of "cool story"
|1 year 7 weeks ago||whoa whoa whoa... i think you||
whoa whoa whoa... i think you just gormet'ed the shit out of a grilled cheese
i need to see this frankenstein
|1 year 7 weeks ago||hijacking for visibility||
preferably in the format of [M's Score]-[Opponent's Score]
why is this so difficult to understand? add your commentary anywhere around it if you want, but respect the damn XX-YY format!
(this is directed at all commenters, not acnumber1 specifically)
|1 year 7 weeks ago||71-64 Michigan||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||"LOL"-NCAA||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||hijacking for picture embed:||
hijacking for picture embed:
|1 year 9 weeks ago||good start so far. hopefully||
good start so far. hopefully horford and mcgary can find a way to draw some help down low
|1 year 9 weeks ago||yes||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||73-67 Michigan||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||This reads like a poor man's||
This reads like a poor man's version of The Onion
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Now with the all new 2-in-1||
Now with the all new 2-in-1 formula...
Pay Today, Win Tomorrow!™
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Conjuction junction, what's||
Conjuction junction, what's your function?!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||66-60 Michigan||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||LRMC has been my go-to||
LRMC has been my go-to rankings the past couple years. It's kind of mathy but it's shown to be more accurate than RPI/KenPom
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I would most likely buy this||
I would most likely buy this shirt.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||79-66 Michigan||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||appointmented... haha that's||
appointmented... haha that's a new one. OOPS!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Quick questions since I don't||
Quick questions since I don't know much about how these things work...
Why were they appointed to the committee? Did other members step down, are they replaced every X number of years, or is it something else?
Also, is there something Dan Wolken finds especially "interesting" about Carr and Cremins being appointmented? Is he alluding to the fact that they're both products of the usually cleaner Big Ten? Maybe I'm just reading too much into that.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||http://www.pigeonsandplanes.c|
|1 year 12 weeks ago||It took me until the last||
It took me until the last paragraph to realize this was satirical (kind of)
|1 year 12 weeks ago||"I appreciate you checking in||
"I appreciate you checking in every meal, Coach Saban, but you gotta cool it a bit. My mom's gonna kill me when she gets the bill this month!"
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I made it about 45 seconds||
I made it about 45 seconds into his senior highlights before I turned it off.
That has to be a record.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Dave Brandon is on the phone||
Dave Brandon is on the phone with MDen as we speak. Mass email expected by halftime.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Burke = Gardner||
Burke = Gardner
|1 year 13 weeks ago||your logic is not welcome||
your logic is not welcome here.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||You're in a snowflake thread,||
You're in a snowflake thread, what did you expect to see here?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Putting yourself in a 21||
Putting yourself in a 21 point hole is always a bad idea.
Hardaway played poorly all game.
Burke made poor choice in the last few possessions.
And Stauskas scoring 0 points is never going to help.
FUCK MOTHER FUCKING SHIT
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Look at NDs football success||
Look at NDs football success in recruiting just from going undefeated and showing up in the BCS Championship game.
we must have different definitions of "showing up"
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yet he's still about 1.5 the||
Yet he's still about 1.5 the size of me. What is he, 14 here?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Fuckeyes? Come on||
Fuckeyes? Come on dude.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||In all fairness to him||
In all fairness to him though, it's his job to provide color commentary for what's on the screen. If anything, blame the producer who has probably dozens of different shots in front of him--most football related--yet decided to go with McCarron's girlfriend instead.
Musburger came off as the creepy uncle there for sure, but what exactly would you come up with if your producer had that shot rolling for as long as s/he did? I'm just impressed he got words out. Any words at all.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Well once college football||
Well once college football playoffs begin, the championship game is going to be the only one that sponsors are interested in (not really but kind of).
"Capital One Quarterfinal Game" compared to "Discover National Championship Game"
Any rational football fan--nay, American--would have to understand that to mean Capital One could only make it to the quarters while Discover got to play for the national championship.
QED: Discover >>>>> Capital One
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Big Ten is continuing to look||
Big Ten is continuing to look really strong in the polls this week:
(2) Michigan 15-0
(5) Indiana 13-1
(8) Minnesota 14-1
(12) Illinois 14-2
(15) Ohio State 11-3
(22) Michigan State 12-3
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Agreed||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||break.com still exists?||
break.com still exists?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Nothing's going to undo||
Nothing's going to undo what's already been done, man.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||YO G BABY!||
YO G BABY!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||those extra couple lbs should||
those extra couple lbs should keep him warm up in the great white tundra
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Well if we're going to be||
Well if we're going to be technical (which apparently I am), bigoted would be a better description since Jews, gays, gypsies, et al. are not races.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Good thing there's an honest||
Good thing there's an honest and ethical leader at the top in FIFA President Sepp Blatter. He'll surely stamp this out.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Shane under center,||
Shane under center, incomplete pass followed by a pass to Taco Pants followed by another incomplete pass. Three and out.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I'm curious what the whole||
I'm curious what the whole restaurant profiling fiasco was all about? If you don't want to get into it though don't worry about it.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||SOMEBODY CALL THE INTERNET POLICE...||
SOMEBODY CALL THE INTERNET POLICE... the wording and formatting of your BWC quote looks an awful lot like mine from last week, Everyone Murders!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||*unzipppppppps*||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Fontception||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||"and to whom." sorry....||
"and to whom."
|1 year 15 weeks ago||This is ridiculously||
This is ridiculously difficult to read. Screenshots would probably be helpful though.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It's hard out here. I||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Awesome pictures. Thanks for||
Awesome pictures. Thanks for posting this
|1 year 16 weeks ago||"Hello? Yes, this is Roy. May||
"Hello? Yes, this is Roy. May I ask who's calling please?"
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This lull in recruiting||
This lull in recruiting combined with your distracting signature makes me want to punch you right in your MGoPoints
|1 year 16 weeks ago||You can tell me it's a dead||
You can tell me it's a dead period until you're blue in the face, I'm going to continue to check for recruiting updates every few hours.
I just can't help it :(
|1 year 16 weeks ago||My guess is he was left off||
My guess is he was left off the list due to the uncertainty of where--and for how long--he'll be on the field. Not saying I agree with SI but I don't think it's completely egregious either.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||You assume the NFL is||
You assume the NFL is actually concerned with player safety. Yes, they're fining and suspending players.. wahoo.
But increasing the number of playoff teams?
Adding two more regular season games?
Having almost 20% of the league play their 2nd game in 5 days this year (Thanksgiving)?
There are plenty of examples that say the NFL's priorities are elsewhere, specifically "dat bottomline."
But in all honesty, I agree with you. I think the NFL would absolutely invest in helmets that were proven to be safer, no matter how much they cost.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yes sir, perfect example of||
Yes sir, perfect example of self-selection bias.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||77-56 Michigan||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Surprisingly, me likey those||
Surprisingly, me likey those helmets!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Thanks for the heads up!||
Thanks for the heads up!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Why?||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||You and Herm would get along||
You and Herm would get along well.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Completely agree but I still||
Completely agree but I still like the white ones we wore for Alabama more.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Didn't we already do||
Didn't we already do this?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This makes me really sad for||
This makes me really sad for some reason
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Yawn||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||It does seem rather odd on||
It does seem rather odd on the surface. What's his connection to Wisco? Not that every potential coach should have one but it does seem to be more and more common these days.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Thanks, just flipped it on what did I||
Thanks, just flipped it on what did I miss?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Is this what HD cartoons look||
Is this what HD cartoons look like?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||78-67 Michigan||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||WOAT just doesn't have the||
WOAT just doesn't have the same zing to it that GOAT has
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Yes he did. Yes it was. And||
Yes he did. Yes it was. And yes if only we could fill up a newly renovated Crisler on a Saturday afternoon to watch the #3 team in the country play.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||whoa.||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Charlie Weis is currently||
Charlie Weis is currently preparing a 5000 word statement about how he is not taking credit for recruiting those players.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Yo dawg...||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Fuck that's impressive.||
Fuck that's impressive.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Agree with his decision or||
Agree with his decision or not, you have to respect the fact that he made it, especially given all the further fame and $$$ he gave up.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Thanks for biting the bullet,||
Thanks for biting the bullet, I've spent about 60 seconds trying to figure out which recruit WJR is. That was roughly 55 seconds too long.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||For a University President,||
For a University President, let alone one as highly regarded as OSU, to take the stance of "they wanted to make an example of us" is absolutely absurd. What kind of example are you setting? That's something you would expect to hear from students on campus and residents of Columbus--not the President himself.
No matter how unjust he believes the punishment was, taking responsibility (or not even discussing it) at this point is a no-brainer. Could you imagine if Duderstadt took that position during the fallout of the Fab 5? It would be embarrassing and laughable to say the least.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Prototypical Gruden conversation:||
"See [veteran NFL player] here? I like this guy. I call him the workhorse. You know why I call him that [rookie NFL player's nickname]? 'Cause he's a workhorse."
Love listening to Gruden. He's this generation's John Madden and I have no problem with that!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||86-71 Michigan||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I neeeeed a Stauskas jersey||
I neeeeed a Stauskas jersey
|1 year 19 weeks ago||THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT!||
THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Pitt's my #2 team, but hell,||
Pitt's my #2 team, but hell, even I think that would be kind of funny.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Always. The. Money.||
Always. The. Money.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Well, no, it doesn't sound||
Well, no, it doesn't sound serious but nothing Hoke mentions about injuries ever does. Looking past the Coach Speak though, I agree with you.
Regardless, you gotta love "a little bit of an ankle." Hoke at his finest.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||So there's still a chance we||
So there's still a chance we could go to the Capital One Bowl then???
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I hope you're right about the||
I hope you're right about the Heisman but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if it went to Te'o. Too good of a player, too good of a person, too good of a story, and he's on a NCG team to top it all off.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Smartest penalty to take in||
Smartest penalty to take in all of college football
|1 year 19 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||this was my favorite story of||
this was my favorite story of all time when it came out
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Without a doubt. At least||
Without a doubt. At least Herm made me laugh :(
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Absolutely. Paterno||
Absolutely. Paterno basically blacklisted Pitt from anything Penn State was involved in strictly out of spite. Bitter old man indeed.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Your last paragraph is flat||
Your last paragraph is flat out wrong.
Pitt has never had any issues with being aired on local TV. They would have absolutely brought eyes to the B10 market had Penn State not already done so (which is the ONLY reason they will never be invited).
People in Pittsburgh care about the Pitt teams--more so basketball than football--but as mentioned earlier, the fact that the football games are played at Heinz and the team is annually mediocre isn't much of an incentive for fans to go watch them live.
Basketball on the other hand is huge. Pittsburgh doesn't have an NBA team which means Pitt is the only basketball team people follow. Tickets at the Pete aren't easy to come by.
Yes, Pittsburgh is a professional sports city first, but that doesn't mean there's a loss of interest in the college teams. They would have been an excellent get for the B10 if the invitation qualifications didn't mandate opening a new TV market. Holding off on the ACC offer would have done nothing to increase their chances of getting in.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||embed|
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Are you two related?||
Are you and he related?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Speaking to his comments||
Speaking to his comments though, this is probably the most hypocritical thing I've heard in a while.
You were OK not winning your conference last year and still being able to play in the NCG, but because you're on the other end of the stick this year suddenly there's a problem. All the world's violins are playing in unison for you, Nick. It's just too bad that we can't arrange your 1st team guys playing against your 2nd team guys in the NCG, wouldn't that be something?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I have to disagree with you||
I have to disagree with you on this one. You think NFL coaches are babies when they tell the media that the other team's defenders are targeting their QB, or that their O-line gets away with holding every play, etc etc?
I hate Saban as much as the next guy but this is just a calculated maneuver on his part. I wouldn't expect anything less from a guy like him.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||It takes a stronger man than||
It takes a stronger man than myself to ever utter such words.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Sounds like his legs were ok||
Sounds like his legs were ok then. Would have been good enough for me to put him in.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Sorry 140 character max!||
Sorry 140 character max!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||It's ESPN's way of convincing||
It's ESPN's way of convincing those who don't have cable to get cable.
Give a man a fish he eats for a day vs Teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Watch out for the Thought||
Watch out for the Thought Police then
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Absolutely true. And that's||
Absolutely true. And that's just a microcosm of how ESPN handles competition. Take a look at the NHL. It gets negligle amounts of time dedicated to it by ESPN simply because ESPN has very little to gain by promoting it. Comparatively, the third game of the Heat's season gets hyped up like it's win-or-go-home. Why? Well you already know the answer but it's because ESPN has TV rights to NBA games so they stand to profit from their constantly promoting it.
It all comes down to the almighty dollar. This is nothing new. (and don't get me started on ESPN's conflict of interest of having the rights to nearly all the BCS games)
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I'd still feel better about||
I'd still feel better about getting the win if it were the sweet 16
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Why would they have to change||
Why would they have to change the name?? I'd bet large amounts of money that they're not even considering it. From a branding perspective doing so would be extremely counterproductive.
The division names on the other hand, that's something I could see them changing, but even then I don't think it's very likely.
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|1 year 21 weeks ago||i hope i get to see more of||
i hope i get to see more of you in the threads this week, should be a good time
|1 year 21 weeks ago||They actually have some||
They actually have some pretty hot girls there. I don't know if any of them are smart at all but they're definitely not hard on the eyes.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||eeeeeeasy bro||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||That can't actually be your||
That can't actually be your favorite can it?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||"if you ain't cheatin, you||
"if you ain't cheatin, you ain't tryin"
|1 year 21 weeks ago||huuuuuuge pick for kstate||
huuuuuuge pick for kstate
|1 year 21 weeks ago||hijacking the top comment||
hijacking the top comment doesn't mean you get first dibs. ctrl-f next time
|1 year 21 weeks ago||do they take returns?||
do they take returns?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||30-10 Michigan||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I completely agree. Can't we||
I completely agree. Can't we at least get some audio of it?
I DEMAND PROOF THAT HAIKO AND AL HAVE BECOME BFFs!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||For those that have ESPN and||
For those that have ESPN and are looking to resubscribe, go to espn.com/thanks and you'll get another full year for just $1. I did it a couple months ago but I believe it still exists.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I just can't past the||
I just can't past the similarities to Ali G. I want to like him but the facade is rather juvenile.