|3 weeks 1 day ago||RIght||
I do not disagree here. Especially with the PI in football, but I do not have a solution to the situation where a DB is clearly about to get beat and he drags a receiver down.
Regarding the intentional walk, this one is more difficult to me. I am a baseball guy first and foremost, but I would not be opposed to having an experiment where once a batter sees ball four, the batter is allowed to say "no thanks" and continue his at-bat. In order to keep the time of an at-bat under control, maybe at ball six, the batter gets a 2-base walk?
Not saying that I necessarily want this change, or any of the changes in my first post. But on the basketball end, it REALLY annoys me when teams foul on purpose to catch up. It makes absolutely zero sense to me that this is a very viable strategy.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
This is what I agree with. A team should not gain an advantage from breaking the rules of the game. Regardless of time taken and flow, this is what irritates me. So, what is the solution?
Always give the fouled team's coach the option to have the ball out of bounds rather than shoot free throws on non-shooting fouls? On top of that, disallow the defensive team to be in the backcourt until the inbounds pass is touched?
Change the bonus and double bonus. After 7 team fouls, you shoot two. After 10, you shoot three?
Allow the fouled team's coach the option of a 10-15 second (or remainder of shot clock) runoff inside the last 2 mins if he wishes?
Change how officials call "intentional" fouls. If the intent is obviously to foul, call it as such, even if the defender is giving a token effort to go at the ball.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Comcast.||
You should be able to go to tv.xfinity.com and login. From there you can watch any TV channel that you are subscribed to, shows from your DVR, or on demand.
Personally, my workplace blocks access to xfinity.com so I will be streaming games on my phone today.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||My typical scale||
My typical scale is as follows:
Make the NCAA Tournament: Should be the baseline. If this is not achieved then we have had a D+ or worse season. This should not often happen.
Round of 64 loss: This is the C-minus grade. I feel like we should more often than not win a game in the NCAA tournament, but losing in the first round to a decent opponent in a slightly down year will happen.
Round of 32 loss: B-minus. I take this as a decent season. I am not disappointed.
Sweet Sixteen: B-plus. I feel like this is a team that has accomplished something, and is one to be looked back on fondly.
Elite 8 A-minus. One of the very best teams in program history.
Final 4 A. Truly a special and elite season for UM.
National title: A-Plus. Only one team gets an A-plus each year, and in 1989, Michigan did.
As far as conference titles go, these can get us to a grade level aside from the NCAA tourney. Either a regular season title or B1G tourney title would get us to the B-plus level. Both would perhaps boost to an A-minus, but with a team good enough to win both B1G titles in the same season, i would have expectations for the NCAA tourney of at least elite 8 most likely, so the NCAA result would hedge it between a B-plus with a sweet sixteen exit or higher if they go beyond that.
Obviously this is all hypothetical and subject to other factors, but I think this is how my baseline looks. Calling this team a B-plus result at this point with potential to go further is fair to how I feel about this season.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Feelings||
So you don't like feelings posts with non content? You mean, like the one that I am replying to, in which you explained how you feel about something, and did not provide any content?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Both||
Of course both. What is this, amateur hour?
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||Speaking of Bolivia.....||
This seems like a rather personal attack, no?
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||Maybe....||
of course I would not actually do that. The point remains, however. If that is worthy of a trip to Bolivia, where exactly is the line?
I personally dislike seeing things like this. If some fundraiser requests are allowed, which ones are and which are not? Can this dude ask for donations for a relatives medical bills? Can a dude ask for vet bill money? Can I ask you guys to buy Girl Scout cookies for my kid? Can I ask for you guys to buy me lunch? Obviously some causes are more deserving than others for charity. But is this the place for any of them? And if it is, how and where is a clear and exact line drawn?
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Input||
My input is that there needs to be a policy either way at this point. I would personally like to not see them, but that's up to the management of the site ultimately.
However if they are allowed I will likely start at least one "hey strangers give me money" thread each day for innocuous things such as lunch or gas for my car, just in hopes that the annoyance becomes enough to illustrate why these threads should not be here.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Missing the point.||
You miss the point. It does not matter whether a view is moderate, extreme, or is condoned by the university or the town. No politics means no politics. No matter whether the view is popular or supported by any of those entities.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I agree to a point||
This board does do a good job of "no politics" as a whole. However, you will see left-leaning opinions leak in and be allowed to stand. But if a right-leaning opinion is put out, it tends to get handled with more authority.
Take for example, the opinion that marijuana should be legalized. I consider that a political topic, but pro-legalize posts are not uncommon here, and seem to be allowed to stand.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Kamala||
You are eliminated by going over the top rope and both feet hit the floor. Kamala got no legs, so Kamala is literally unbeatable.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Counterpoint||
And for those of us that have been here for years, read every day, but do not feel the need to participate in Posbangs in order to gain points artificially, perhaps dare I say the more selective posters that dont type posts unless we really feel that we have something of quality to add to a discussion, how does this work?
(edit: guess I am over 500 these days, but the point does still stand even if it does not apply to myself)
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Fake or not, emailing the||
Fake or not, emailing the proprietor of this here blog making suggestions on what sort of posts might or might not be allowed is not something that would occur to me as normal behavior.
Congrats on your level of devotion, or lunacy. Whichever it is. Carry on.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Eh||
If this wasnt posted in order to fuel flames, and it was only a post noting that the Rams coach got fired, where is your "OT", man?
I dont mind the post, but I don't believe your assertion that this is simply a thread about the Rams coach either.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||A still will not be able to||
A still will not be able to prove this was stopped short. We don't know where the ball was before or after the still was taken. This is just one instant caught in time.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Because you were born there,||
Because you were born there, you find it difficult to believe that someone crazy ever set foot in the town?
Guy gets drunk, physically harms a girl (maybe accidentally, maybe not), words are exchanged, and the drunk threatens to go get his gun from his trunk. Couple of weeks later, the same dude is the same drunk, and says "I should shoot you, I forgot to the last time". Yeah, sounds implausible.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I have been threatened with||
I have been threatened with being shot in Buchanan. Twice. Lovely town.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Quality vs Quantity||
See, I feel that the guy most likely is good at picking his spots when he posts. He doesnt get into the Posbang threads just for the points. Nor does he post 28 times in each thread with inane comments like some others around here.
I say Kudos to the guy that holds back until he feels he has something truly meaningful to add.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Nah||
I could probably do a bunch more actually. This is a game that a co-worker and I play over IM once in a while.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe not the best players,||
Maybe not the best players, and this is off the top of my head if some are wrong, but this is who I think of when I think of certain numbers.
1- AC, Braylon, Terrell, Butterfield
4-DeVeon, Harbaugh, Marquise Walker
7-Henne, Leach, Henson, Gardner
15-Breaston, Mallett, Cox, Grbac
16-Denard, Arrington, Navarre
21-LeSeuer, Desmond, Biakabutuka, Hemingway, Mundy
22-Jamar Adams, Ty Law
32-Kovacs, A Train
77-Lewan, Jansen, Long, Pape
83-Joppru, Mike Massey
86-Streets, Manningham, Koger
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Typo||
Can you still claim "typo" when the two swapped letters are six keys apart?
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Aa||
Aa, not so fast.....
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Car songs||
Kashmir by Zeppelin
My favorite two.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Tssss||
We're the sick, the sick, the sick fuckin puppies, barkin up your tree....
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Wussat?||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yeah||
I think that we all understand this.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Double Woosh||
Gonna point the double woosh at you, sir.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Are the seating areas really that steep?||
Aside from the lower bowl, it looks like folks would need a goat and a couple of Sherpas to find their seats. Maybe it's me seeing a skewed pic on mobile, but if not, damn.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||*obscenity. Not pornography.||
*obscenity. Not pornography.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Newsome||
Took the redshirt off Grant Newsome. He was lined up outside of Cole on the Kerridge TD
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Joke||
Look everyone! It's the guy that doesn't get the joke.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Speight||
Speight got the non-Rudock snaps at QB. Trying for a Morris redshirt?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||That word "about" is||
That word "about" is ambiguous, I agree. But I could also argue that it takes less than a second for a throw to go from 1b to 3b. To me, "about to" would apply to "in about one second". The fielder was doing exactly what she should be doing to catch a thrown ball. Throw was low, she got low. Again, the runner being blocked by the fielder occurred almost simultaneously with the ball hitting the fielder's glove. "About to" is almost not even a concern. But if we say the ball got there after contact, it was absolutely without question within "about to" range.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||NCAA actually does not use||
NCAA actually does not use Asa rules. Their definition of obstruction is:
"About to receive a thrown ball" being extremely important.
Even in ASA this is a very close call. Runner was not blocked from advancing until she made contact with the 3b. Which was nearly simultaneous with the ball being in the glove.
Either way, according to NCAA rule, the 3b had a right to be where she was because she was "about to receive a thrown ball".
|1 year 47 weeks ago||It was absolutely the correct||
It was absolutely the correct call. And the home plate umpire actually may not change the call on his own. When umps huddle up like this, it is still the call of the 3b ump on what to go with. She was being courteous to coach Hutchins by asking. If the input of the other two umpires led the 3b ump to change her own call, then she may change it. But the only umpire that has authority to change the call is the 3b ump in this case. The hp ump can offer what he saw, but the decision is not his, even if he is 100% sure his partner got it wrong.
I hope in "years of umping" you never overruled a partners call unilaterally. I wouldn't work with a partner anymore after a move like that.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Then the live view may have||
Then the live view may have been deceiving. The replay clearly shows that the runner did not make contact with the fielder until either after the fielder catches the ball or at least very shortly before.
I looked into the ncaa rules to see if they differ from what I call and in fact they do. According to ncaa rules, if the fielder is about to receive a thrown ball, we don't have obstruction here
The "about to receive a thrown ball" should be noted in the rule citation. The 1b threw the ball, and the entire time that the ball is in flight the 3b can be considered to be about to receive a thrown ball, and therefore may not be called for obstruction. The rule citation above makes it even less of a blown call, to the point that anyone still claiming that it was a blown call is pretty certainly not looking at this with any sort of an open mind.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||On the obstruction....||
So I umpire a bit of Softball. I'm not sure about the ncaa rule book but from the umpires discussion it would seem that the ncaa rules mirror the ASA rules that I call.
The fielder is allowed to be in the runner's way as long as the fielder is holding the ball. It looks to me that the 3b caught the ball just before the runner got to the fielder. JUST before, but at the very least it was a bang bang play. If the 3b had the ball before the runner was "obstructed" then by definition there is no obstruction.
I don't see how this is an obviously blown call. At worst its a very close call that the ump got wrong. But to me it does look like the 3b had the ball a split second before the runner made contact with the fielder.
What makes this an obviously blown call?
|2 years 1 week ago||Yeah, that was the best team||
Yeah, that was the best team I ever saw, except for the night that they lost to my HS.
|2 years 1 week ago||nvm||
nevermind. mateen cleaves is way older than I thought.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Here is a guy that isn't up||
Here is a guy that isn't up to speed. O and A hasn't been a thing for the past 8 months. And they didn't really do the shocking and offensive thing for their last 5 years or so.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Cakehorn indeed. Peace out||
Cakehorn indeed. Peace out Ronnie B. Haven't listened in a couple of years. Couldnt stand Fez any longer.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||you actually have changed my||
you actually have changed my mind here. My solution is not ideal, but as a poster below points out, you should not be able to benefit from violating the rules. Late game comebacks because of intentional fouls are cheap in my opinion. There comes a point where you either play defense and force a turnover, or you should just lose the game. I don't mean that teams should give up, but this game mechanic that allows a team to benefit from fouling seems broken to me.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||How about this.....||
Change one rule and quality of life for fans goes way up. Anytime there is a non-shooting foul, if the fouled team is in the bonus or double bonus, the coach whose player was fouled has the option of inbounding the ball rather than shoot free throws. Done, the game just got better to watch.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||"Definitely" was the word||
"Definitely" was the word that didn't work for you. You did not offer an opinion, you stated a certainty.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Timeout||
Apparently appy called timeout before the third down speed option that Wormley assassinated.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Charter buyout||
Comcast did not buy out charter. In fact, in many areas comcast plans to divest customers to charter as part of the time warner acquisition.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Where||
Op, where do you live? If you are in The Chicago or west michigan area, we need to have an email convo before you buy. I have a close friend that is a rep for comcast and I know he can do better than the package you posted for $100
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Love that movie||
Love that flick even though the critics decidedly thought otherwise.
Goodnight Mrs Parks!!!!!!
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Was it||
Was his name Billy Wyatt?
A million fake internets to anyone that gets this obscure movie reference with a Michigan connection.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||What if....||
How about rather than changing timeouts, they made the following rule change: In the last 5 minutes of regulation and all of overtime, on any non shooting foul that would result in free throws, the coach of the team what would be shooting can opt to have his team inbound the ball in lieu of shooting free throws.
This would eliminate or lessen instances of teams fouling in order to extend games and come from behind. To me it is ridiculous that teams are able to intentionally commit fouls to their advantage. If you commit fouls you should not benefit from it.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Not my favorites, but||
I have rooted for Gavin Groninger, Dom Ingerson, Avery Queen, and Kevin Gaines. Maurice Searight was a recruit that I was excited about.....so glad things are better now.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Yes!||
Clinch a share, boys.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I got||
A 33. Could probably do higher had I gone faster at the start. Ran out of time with 10 questions to go.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||arrogant humans||
The issue is that as humans, we can often get quite arrogant and forget that we ourselves are part of "nature" and the ecosystem.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Two words at the end.||
This post needs the words "this season" added at the end of the last sentence to avoid moments of heart-sinking like the one I just had.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Robinson||
Is it just me, or does this site no longer have GRIII on any of their mocks?
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Probably not, as it would||
Probably not, as it would require no one going pro, Hatch not being able to go on medical, and no attrition otherwise. I just meant to show that there is a legitimate way to get to 13.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Horford||
Even if Hatch does need to be on scholarship, there is a solution. Horford could be given the fifth-year firm handshake. It would be unfortunate as hell, but there is no oversigning to be seen here.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||You are looking for "than"||
You are looking for "than" instead of "then" in your first post, and "grammar" in the second.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Late Subs||
The late subs thing has been something of a Beilein staple I think. Not that other coaches dont use that tactic, but late in close games, Beilein almost always seems to be making a substitution on that second FT.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Die Hard||
Die Hard does not equal Die Never. No team has my allegiance so much that I could never fire their asses. Not saying that i was ever a huge Pistons fan, but unconditional love does not apply to sports teams.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Speculation vs Sources||
I think that the difference here is wild speculation vs a source close to the situation saying "this is happening".
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Tram||
Ozzie Smith got in with something like 92% of the vote on his first ballot. Any voter that voted for Smith and hasnt managed to vote for Alan Trammell for 13 years is a complete horses ass, and should be voting for the National Backflip Hall of Fame.
Tram was a vastly superior offensive player to Smith, and while not quite his equal with the glove, it was way closer than the gulf that separated them with the bat.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Amen||
Upboats for you sir.
Fran went nuts about the Bo Ryan Wisky homer refereeing fiasco part 2,139. Good for him. I might not want to see John Beilein go nutso like this, but this Wisconsin getting away with murder has to stop.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||wow||
It is really neat to discover that Joe Dumars posts here, but what does Joe D have to do with the Bronx? Odd username for an NBA GM.
Seriously though, people arent complaining about McLemore or Zellar because most people on this board are Detroit sports fans, and are not concerned with the Charlotte Bobcats. They are concerned with the Pistons.
Surely you can understand how Detroit fans may be perturbed that their GM did not select the National Player of the Year from a nearby school, that these fans happen to already like. That feeling is furthered when the guy that was picked ahead of Trey is not wowing anyone by any stretch, while Burke is looking like a rookie of the year frontrunner.
Maybe Trey wouldnt have made all of the other Pistons better players, but its entirely plausible that he could have made some better too. To dismiss him because he hasnt elevated each and every Jazz player is plain silly.
The statement that is most ludicrous is "he's not going to continue to play if he doesn't improve on those numbers". Really? If Trey doesnt up his field goal %, the Jazz are going to go ahead and bench him? Come on. The Jazz were 1-12 without him. They are 10-13 with him. The only reason they would cut his minutes would be to tank for the lottery. He may not be a perfect player, but I think that the differences in the Jazz' fortunes with and without him show that Trey Burke is a very adequate NBA starting point guard. Maybe he wont be more than "above average". But from the looks of it, KCP is probably not going to ever get to "average".
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Arguably||
Not sure if he is top-25 in my book, but Rafalski would not be out of the discussion either. 7 of the top 40 is a safe statement.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||I am torn||
I would like to see Shanahan on one hand, as I think that he might be the better fit for Detroit, and his QB coach was high school teammate of mine.
I would like to see Kelly on the other hand, as I am a Michigan fan living in SB and the sweet sweet Irish tears if Kelly left would be fantastic.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Unfortunate....||
I dont agree with his views, so I dont listen to him. I also feel bad for him on this. Unfortunate that he got burned. No one deserves that, obviously.
But it does make me shake my head in disgust the way his lawyer quoted up early to the news.
"“He’s a public figure on TV and does the Fox pregame show on Sundays,” Thurswell said. “He also meets with clients. Even today we don’t know if there will be any residual scarring...or hypopigmentation, where a white spot appears instead of normal skin color.”
-From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131217/METRO08/312170058#ixzz2nliqQ2aj-
Valenti probably deserves some compensation, but the posturing from the lawyer is unneeded in the news story. Yuck.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||I certainly see where you are||
I certainly see where you are coming from. To me, the difference here is that the ball went out of bounds. Someone had to make a call, and maybe no ref had a good angle. I can get that kind of call, because there was no option to swallow the whistle if you arent positive that you saw something.
But to blow your whistle and stop play when you dont have to, to me, makes it a bit less excusable.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||I am with you here. Often I||
I am with you here. Often I see people on this board talk about "one call shouldn't beat you, play better" or some such comments.
In this case, I feel that it is pretty obvious that one incredibly questionable foul call changed the outcome of this game. Can't blame the players, they played well enough to beat #1.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||My brother loves this movie||
Are you my brother?
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Call Me Maybe is a good song.||
Call Me Maybe is a good song.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||KISS||
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Play action||
Borges has the option of dropping play action.
The run isnt a threat anyway, so why run PA passes most of the damn time, when all it does is force DG to take the extra time and attention to devote to the fake? The last drive, they moved the ball, with no PA passes and pressure wasnt as bad.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||nothing middlebrooks can do.....||
Maybe there is nothing that Middlebrooks can do. But Saltalamacchia could have made a good throw. Middlebrooks' teammate put him in a bad spot, and caused him to obstruct the runner. The runner was caused to stumble by the defensive player. You cant penalize the offense for the catcher's poor throw.
Joyce made absolutely the correct call, and the rule as written is fair toward the offensive team and does not unjustly penalize the defensive team.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||nothing middlebrooks can do.....||
Maybe there is nothing that Middlebrooks can do. But Saltalamacchia could have made a good throw. Middlebrooks' teammate put him in a bad spot, and caused him to obstruct the runner. The runner was caused to stumble by the defensive player. You cant penalize the offense for the catcher's poor throw.
Joyce made absolutely the correct call, and the rule as written is fair toward the offensive team and does not unjustly penalize the defensive team.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Dont forget||
Juwan Bushell-Beatty, Michigan OT commit, also plays for Paramus Catholic.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||You posted it first, I||
You posted it first, I spelled it correctly. I will take a draw, good sir.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Glad||
Happy that I am not the only one that believes that the punt with a minute left was absolutely the right call rather than trying a looooong field goal.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||It was awful||
No reason to delete, it was totally phantom. Not that the guys calling the game would bring it up.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Spencer Brinton||
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Is it ridiculous that this||
Is it ridiculous that this vid made me want to stand up and hit the wall like it was a blocking sled?
I need a one-man sled for my backyard sometimes. That would be awesome.
|4 years 1 week ago||Yeah.....||
But the guy is right. He noticed something that everyone else is missing, and is right. He points it out, and someone moderates his post as "overrated". The opinion about replay is up for debate, but the guy pointing out that Segura should have been out is spot-on.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Folks harp on the kids and||
Folks harp on the kids and their degrees, but finishing the degree will always be there. An extra year of an NBA career is a bit more finite.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||4 starters?||
If we lose 4 of the guys that started the Championship Game, I will crap in my own hand. Tone it down Mr. Doom and Gloom.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Awesome||
Why thank you, BWW employee!
|4 years 3 weeks ago||With all due respect||
Go piss up a rope! No need for that BS. MONDAY!
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Thanks guys, gotta dodge some||
Thanks guys, gotta dodge some toolbar downloads, but the stream is good.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more. It||
Couldn't agree more.
It drives me nuts to see OP's like this. As if offensive players are untouchable angles made of glass, and contact should always be the defender's fault.
How about some offensive players learn a pullup jumper from 8 feet instead of lowering their shoulder and going to the basket, knowing that most of the time the call will be in their favor?
I think that charges should be called more often. If the defender is in a spot, but shuffles his feet just a little, and an offensive player comes barreling down the lane at full speed into the defender, it seems to be that the offensive player had the most to do with initiating contact, right?
And the "restricted area" is silly to me. Why is there a portion of the floor that is exclusively given to offensive players? If the defender is in position, and gets smoked by an offensive player sprinting down the lane, why does it make a difference if his foot is on this line, or just outside it?
For those that say establishing position defensively and using your body to impede progress of an offensive player is just lazy defense, would you say that an offensive player is simply playing lazy offense if he does not avoid the defensive player trying to shoulder block him to the floor?
Do we all understand what the game would turn into if we removed the charge? Offensive teams full of Hulks with a handle, going to the basket like a dribbling fullback, smoking defenders, and a big shot blocker or two on defense desperately trying to avoid all contact with the ball handlers but somehow reach up and block their shot.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Wow||
This happened about 300 yards from my office. Condolences to those who were killed/injured, and those that lost their homes in the crash.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||You forgot GRIII. Yeah, I||
You forgot GRIII. Yeah, I know. Not enough minutes to go around. First world problems.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||One and done?||
Wasn't Jamaal Crawford a one and done guy?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Yeah, its a...||
Slow news day, isn't it?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Yaay||
I won something!
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Facts||
The Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction criteria specificially states that off-field activities not be considered when voting on inductees.
So yes, he should.
As to whether the criteria should be what it is.....I am a baseball fan above all other pro sports. I loathe what the baseball hall has become, and how it is up to voters to suppose whether or not players used PED's etc.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||nope||
Cant beat someone up for saying Labatt's. Thats what i used to call it. Waaay back when, the label said Labatt's, and the tv ad did as well.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||"When you see/hear him yell||
"When you see/hear him yell at his teammates because he gets pick pocketed and no one yells to tell him a man's coming behind him --- that's not good. That's a poor attitude"
No, thats asking his teammates to be fundamentally sound. I didnt play hoops to the highest levels, but even I know that if a defender is approaching a ball handler from behind, you call out "wolf" or whatever the teams terminology is to help the ball handler. Obviously it depends on exactly what/how he did the yelling, but I am inclined to not think this is a big deal. I bet if Novak did that a year ago, it would be "leadership". If Stauskas does it now, its "poor attitude".
I did notice him getting pretty upset with the officials. I cant say that I blame him a bunch, as it seemed very one-sided. I dont think that Stauskas was any more upset than Morgan was at times. I did miss the play where he got hacked and didnt get back on defense. He probably does need to get a bit better at shrugging off a poor call, sure. But thats a lot of guys. Beilein players are better than most at hustling and worrying about bad calls later. Nik will get there.
The notion that he was missing shots and that was a cause for him needing to be pulled is a bit off. He is one of the best shooters in the nation, and he was getting good looks. Good enough that Rafferty on TV would be saying "Oh, you cant leave him open". Those threes dont always fall. He missed 3-4 good looks. You dont yank a great shooter for missing a few good looks.
On D, maybe he isnt Gary Payton. Hell, maybe he isnt average. But I simply do not see him as this big giant negative. I promise that nearly anyone being run through 3-4 screens in a row to get their man open is going to play less than flawlessly on D. I would have to go back and re-watch the game to see (and I probably will if I can find it), but I am not sure that the criticism of Stauskas' defense is warranted.
Not saying that Nik had a great game. But outside of not taking great care of the ball by moving a bit too fast on offense, I dont see a reason to be a message board poster composing multiple posts and paragraphs to illustrate the kid's poor play and bad attitude.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Best I could do||
Best I could do
|4 years 31 weeks ago||A point||
Just a quick point, there is no locked fence, and probably no chance to spend the night in jail. You can walk right up to that gate. I took my in-laws photo in the same spot back in May.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Can check on that||
My neighbors across the street are alums and involved in the alumni association. I will try to catch them tomorrow and see if they have any info. I will probably create a thread or diary tomorrow with a few tips for fellow mgobloggers that may be visiting my city this weeked. Some tips on where to park to avoid traffic, some bars, etc.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Yup||
No problem sir. Your backup plan if Mulligan's is crowded is to continue walking NE down SR23 (the street that Mulligan's is on) and trying to find a table at Between the Buns, or Main Street Pub.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Try....||
Mulligan's sports bar. Big ND place, but the owners, Pat and Sue Mulligan are friends of mine. They are true ND fans themselves, but an opposing team's fan is welcome in their place and only teased good-naturedly as long as said opposing fans are chill. The place is within easy walking distance from the stadium, and it has the giant advantage of NOT being the hellhole known as the Linebacker Lounge across the street.
The food at Mulligan's is really good. If you see a big guy running around with a beercan stuck to his forehead and yelling "welcome home", and "as it should be!", go ahead and introduce yourself to Pat Mulligan, a helluva dude.
(source: I am a 13 year south bend resident)
|5 years 1 week ago||Call me||
Hey, I just saw you
Make a nice post
But it was shoehorned
You made it, almost.
|5 years 1 week ago||Tiger fans count this as the||
Tiger fans count this as the 22nd perfecto in history.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||To be fair||
Just to give them credit, or whatever, Notre Dame is pretty consistent at always referring to their athletes by their academic class designation I believe.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I almost downvoted you for||
Insinuating that anyone who would dare downvote you would be an annoying 14 year old that doesn't like soccer.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||BEAT||
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Nice||
No matter what they tell you in school, simply mentioning a person's race, religion, or ethnicity isn't offensive or insulting. Honest.
Fantastic. This times a million. People getting all up in arms when race/religion is so much as mentioned are tiresome and most of the time simply looking to get someone in trouble for doing so. In this case, the reference to Gottlieb being Jewish is 100% relevant.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Or...||
Or......that guy heard a rumor, but he isnt sure yet if it is solid.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Yeah, im not trying to be a||
Yeah, im not trying to be a jerk, or out her identity if thats not what you want for her, or maybe even not what she wants. I guess thats up to you.
I still simply fail to understand any logical reason to that desire.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Maybe its just me||
Maybe its just me, and I will almost certainly get negged here.....but I dont get why you would give enough information that people could easily google a few teams and schedules to figure out exactly who Megan is, but for some reason not just say in your threads at least which team she plays for.
I dont understand.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I say.....||
Every June/July this happens. Also, perhaps balloting for the MgoAwards (Team of the year, play of the year, etc.
100+ point users can submit a ballot. Perhaps require a $5 donation to Beveled Guilt, or some charity to cast a ballot.
Call it 75% to get in at any time. The classes are kept smaller-ish by allowing a max of 7 HOF votes on an individual ballot. This way, if there are several no-brainers, you can have a bigger class if the merit is there and voting support is strong and like-minded. If there are a few borderline guys and no really deserving ones, the vote will divide more and you will have a smaller class.
Love the idea of reaching out to any inductees and offering them an opportunity to write a piece for the blog upon inductions.
I would suggest for the first year, not inflating the amount of maximum votes on a particular ballot by a crazy amount. Three times the norm should be sufficient to begin building this hall with the obvious inductees, while also probably leaving some guys for us to debate/induct in future years.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Hah!||
Thought it was just me. Had to clear the cookies.....mmmm, cookies. Brb.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Bring back Chip!||
Bring back Chip!
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Both aqua and trieu tweeted||
Both aqua and trieu tweeted it.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Both aqua and trieu tweeted||
Both aqua and trieu tweeted it.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||At first I was weary of this||
At first I was weary of this post.
(In response to WolvinLA)
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Nice!||
Personally, I wouldnt mind seeing daily reminders on this board. Since this topic first showed up on mgoboard, Coach B has surged from a distant second into first place. The bonus? The guy that was in first (now second) is that coach from Ohio.
Post when you vote, and we get more replies to the thread. More replies mean more people will view the thread, and more people will vote. More votes means we......
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Please vote||
Coach B is currently second in the Midwest region behind Thad Matta. Let the power of Mgoblog be felt, and,
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Good info here. Took me a 10 minute call, but they took care of me also. Insider for NSD and for Fantasy Baseball prep reading is going to be nice.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Nice||
Tss The sick, the sick the sick fuckin puppies, barkin up your tree..... tss
(probably no one but "no joke its hoke" will get this, but I promise he gets it)
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Great||
Awesome post sir.
And as a clueless freshman inside linebacker in a 5-2 defense back in the summer of 1993, I heard enough "READ YOUR *$&##'in GUARD" to make me laugh out loud when i saw your username.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Agreed||
Totally agree, but reason that Tigers fans get so up in arms is that Tram has been eligible for years, and is not getting much support.
Larkin should (deservedly) get in this year.
Lark was probably better, but Tram is in need of the support for some reason.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Advanced stuff||
Of the top 100 hitters in baseball-reference's ELO rater (attempts to rank the best hitters of all time using a statistical formula), only 4 guys are eligible and are not yet in the Hall. Dwight Evans, Tim Raines, Lou Whitaker, and Alan Trammell.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Nice||
Couldn't agree more. I harp on these 2 guys whenever the discussion comes up.
It is a damn crying shame that Tram doesnt have support while Ozzie Smith got in on his first ballot. Tram should have done a couple of backflips I guess. Oz was a bit flashier with the the glove, but Tram was a damn fine defender also. Smith couldn't hit, while Tram was a dude that was capable of MVP numbers.
Raines. This baffles me. He wasnt the biggest name, but he was an outstanding player. I think that he gets hurt because for the last 8 years of his career, he was not a very great player because of injuries and that causes people to remember him as something less than he was, but he was dominant from '81 to '92. Even with the poor later years, if you take the whole body of work, he should certainly get in.
And here is hoping that Barry Larkin gets in. Great player. But again, if we look at his career numbers, Tram needs to get in also. Very very similar career numbers to Lark.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||ha||
Oh, literal juggernaut.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Uh||
This isn't that bad. Chill bro.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||MUPPETS||
|5 years 24 weeks ago||The beauty of a discussion on a message board...||
is that you do not have to click on the thread if you no longer wish to discuss a topic.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Justified||
I would have been disappointed with no muppets on this one. Huge get for Michigan, and I can't wait for hoops to start (this year and next). Too bad there is no TV for the exhibition tomorrow.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Then I guess I must be much||
Then I guess I must be much have Leyland in low esteem. (Nice) I felt on Friday that this would happen. Not necessarily with Maggs, but somehow I felt Young would get back in.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||now now||
I wouldn't go that far, that guy is legend.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Maybe, maybe not.||
It is either desperation, or the opposite.
Just as plausible an idea is that they were being cautious with Young, and wanted to give him a day or two extra, and that this was the plan all along. Unless you are a Tigers coach or medical staff, you can't say for sure.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||he came back||
You should probably take a break from doom and gloom regarding the Tigers. You seem to be decent at it.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Yeah||
I called that one.
It was pretty obvious what was going to happen. They were unsure whether he would be able to go in game 1, and wanted to get another guy on the roster until Delmon was ready.
I am sure Maggs injury is about as legit as DG's back injury last season, and by that I mean totally legit.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Delmon?||
I had a feeling on Friday when they said that Delmon would not be on the ALCS roster that one of our other OF's would come up lame.
By leaving Delmon off the roster to begin with, they made it possible for him to take a day or two off to let an iffy injury heal, and should one of the other OF's get hurt during the LCS, Delmon could be added to the roster.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Jeffers||
To his credit, after hearing his report on the original freep stretchgate article, I emailed him expressing my displeasure with his re-hashing of Rosenberg propaganda, rather than reporting with more factual information.
He replied very promptly, and while I still didnt like what he had said on the news, he did say that he felt that Rosenberg was "a hack" and that his story was largely fabricated, but even so he had to report on the story and could only quote Rosenberg's allegations.
Crappy ND homer pandering to what the local audience wanted to hear, but at least he gets a bit of credit for calling Rosenberg a hack.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Irish||
I live in south bend, and I know craploads of ND fans. I have never met you, but you are one of the two Irish fans that I wish didnt have to feel the sting of that loss. Thanks for being a classy dude. Good luck to the Irish next weekend.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||fffffuuuuuuuwow||
That beats Manningham with no time left vs PSU. Incredible.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Commuters at ND.||
As a South Bend resident, any time an out of town friend or relative comes for a ND game, I instruct them to use one of the commuter lots. They are much easier than to try to fight traffic near the stadium on game days. Getting away from ND stadium after a game can literally take a couple of hours. Or, spend 15 minutes on a bus and get in your car in a place with no significant traffic and be on your way.
I will probably not soon forget one of these bus rides, after the Sept 13 2008 game where Sam McGuffie teased us with a glimpse of what might have been, and we lost to the Irish in an absolute downpour. That ride to the commuter lot and the short drive back to my house, soaked to the bone, was pretty damn miserable.
But still, if done properly, commuter lots can be nice as long as you aren't trying to host a tailgate.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||The subdivision is in the||
The subdivision is in the very NE corner of St Joe county. Just a few hundred yards from the state line. My wife's co-worker lives 2 streets over.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Shhhhhhhh||
Nothing to see here.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||wow||
What do the rest of us think? I think that you just threw out a wall of text with lots of complaints about players, but zero suggestions on how to replace those guys.
You do not think that the Tigers can win with Raburn or Kelly in the lineup every day, but you do not suggest an alternative. My feeling there is that a playoff team can get by with one or two defensive-minded players whose bats are weak. This allows the Tigers to use Inge and/or Kelly at third base I think. Both of them are rock-solid with the glove at a very important defensive position. As far as Raburn goes, he is a talented hitter but has not performed well so far this year. I think you have to let him figure himself out somehow and hope the bat comes around for him. There simply is not a better option in the organization at second.
I also question your suppostion that the team is capable of winning the division, but has utterly zero chance to even make the World Series. My feeling is that if this team can get into the playoffs, they have a great chance to do well in short series. Verlander, Scherzer, and Porcello form a really good front three. You get JV to throw twice in each series, and he is totally capable of winning a game almost by himself. If Detroit can get 5 wins from him over the course of the postseason, the rest of the pitching staff would need to get 6 wins total. Very doable.
The bottom line is that as a manager, Leyland can only make out a lineup with the players he has, so sometimes he has to go with the best option even if they are not an allstar caliber player. I am sure that the front office understands that it would be nice to add a couple more players via trade, but their pool of minor league talent is not deep enough to do much without gutting the team for years to come. If help comes before the trade deadline, you are probably not going to see a David Wright type acquisition. More likely you would see a lesser prospect dealt for a guy more like a Mark Ellis or something similar.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||You are an.....||
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Denard's ranking||
I peeked at a copy of Steele's magazine today. He has Denard at #22 nationally. FWIW, Cousins was ranked sixth.
I only had a few seconds to read, so I just went ahead and read his "outlook" for Michigan. Reading that outlook has me thinking that this is a BS publication. Two paragraphs of information about previous Michigan players and teams, and one sort of-ish sentence about how he feels the team will do this year. If I wanted a history lesson on teams, I would not be buying a college football preview magazine.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Too far OT||
We are going quite a ways OT here, so I will wrap it up with this post.
I posted on a softball umpire's forum that I belong to, asking this question. Several umpires that responded (guys that call both adult and youth, both fast and slowpitch), agreed with me that not all youth fastpitch softball games are played under the same rule set. Some leagues/tournaments use the USSSA rules, some use ASA rules, etc.
To me, the bottom line is that the USSSA rulebook and ASA rulebook that I linked above are different rulebooks, and have different rules. MOST of those different rules apply for all forms of the game of softball, be it youth, adult, fastpitch, or slowpitch. There are some exceptions where a rule applies to slowpitch ball only, but they are realtively few.
Maybe we will have to agree to disagree, but I have gone ahead and sought the opinions of some people that I know possess a huge knowledge of the game, and they tell me that the youth fastpitch rule set is not universal, so I am going to believe that (and the words printed in the rulebooks) until I have really good reason to think otherwise.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Batter's box||
I am looking at the ASA and USSSA rulebooks right now. My ASA book link is for a 2008 book, but this rule has not changed.
The ASA batter's box is 7'x3'. The USSSA box is 5ft6in x 3'. No? There is no exception or alternate size box for a youth batter's box that I can locate. Is there something I am missing?
Also, the overthrow rules:
ASA Rule 8.5.G
G. When the ball is live and is overthrown or is blocked:
EFFECT: All runners shall be awarded two bases. The award shall be governed
by the position of the runners when the ball left the fielder’s hand. Runners must
return to touch a base missed or a base left too soon. When two runners are
between the same two bases, the award is based on the position of the lead
runner. Once a base runner advances to the next awarded base, the runner
may no longer return to touch any base missed or any base left too soon.
1. When a fielder loses possession of the ball, and the ball leaves live ball
territory or becomes blocked.
EFFECT: Each runner is awarded one base from the last base touched
at the time the ball entered the dead ball area or became blocked.
2. When the ball becomes dead, runners must return to touch a base missed
or bases left too soon if they have advanced, touched, and are a base
beyond the base missed or the base left too soon. Runners must be given
the opportunity to complete their base running responsibilities. A runner
shall not be declared out if a fielder deliberately carries or throws the ball
into dead ball territory to prevent that runner from returning to a base
missed or a base left too soon. Once a runner leaves live ball territory,
they cannot return to touch a missed base or one left too soon.
3. If the ball becomes blocked due to offensive equipment not involved in
EFFECT: The ball is dead and runners are returned to the last base
touched at the time of the blocked ball. If the blocked ball prevented the
defense from making an out, the runner being played on is out.
4. If a base is awarded in error, after a legal or illegal pitch the error cannot
USSSA adds this tidbit that ASA does not have, and nowhere does the rule book make exception for Youth/Adult/Fastpitch/Slowpitch:
1. When a FIRST throw is made by an Infielder trying for a first play,
the award is made from the batter’s and a base runner’s positions at the
time of the pitch
Do youth leagues use a completely different rulebook that is specially written for youth leagues? Because there are rules in the ASA and USSSA books that are different that do not specify that they are only adult or slowpitch rules.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Disagree||
Unfortunately, this is incorrect. At least in softball, rule sets for ASA, NSA and USSSA vary greatly. Batter's box size is an easy one. USSSA uses a different size box than the others. Also, in ASA slowpitch play, if the batter has a 2 strike count on him and hits a foul fly ball that a fielder catches in the air, runners may tag up and advance. In NSA, if a fielder catches a foul fly ball on a 2 strike count, the play is dead and runners may not tag and advance. The amount of bases awarded on an overthrown ball is another difference that comes immediately to mind. Yet another is how the double safety base at first base is treated after the initial play at first.
There are many, many differences in those rule sets.
On to the OP. 100% certain, no doubt about it, this is a foul ball. If the ball is touched over foul territory before it passes first or third base, the ball is foul. In this case, the ball does not have to touch the ground foul. In this case, the foul line acts as an imaginary vertical plane, much like the goal line in football.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Post it||
I would like to try. Go ahead and start a thread.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Avitar?||
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Win||
You win mgoblog for the day. Very well done.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Maybe im wrong here. Cant||
Maybe im wrong here. Cant find any online source to back up my brain. Screw my sub-standard memory.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Maybe not||
Actually, didn't Sims redshirt his freshman year? If so, I think that would mean he could not have played another sport this year, since this would be his 6th year in college.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Free Throws||
Nevermind, i misread ya
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Is that a giant-size heisman||
Is that a giant-size heisman statue in Minecraft?
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Yeah||
I think you are right. Bellingham is the northernmost city of over 50k residents in the continental US, and I cant come up with any other schools further north.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Coincidentally....||
How odd is it that I just so happened to come across this same pic while surfing the net and reading about sturgeon two days ago?
|6 years 18 weeks ago||My neg is because of your||
My neg is because of your blatant ripoff of the old username "Bend it like Gingell". If you are that guy, I will un-neg you.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||No, but I do favor them over||
No, but I do favor them over the'other' fab five of Conlan/Mitchell/Ward/Baston/Taylor by a hair.
Oh, and this year there are 6. Can't forget Smotrycz.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Nice, but||
Are we going to be able to have a JV team also? Not sure a hoops roster is big enough.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Sitting in front of my 55||
Sitting in front of my 55 inch plasma alone. Just cannot watch big M football games in the presence of others, under the risk of them wanting to speak to me about anything, including the game. 100% concentration on the game.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||Agree||
Couldn't agree more. I paid for a basketball game once on BTN.com and it was flat-out horrible. I would get a still image every 4-5 seconds, and then another still image after that. There was a thread on Mgoboard that had at least a half-dozen other people reporting the same thing.
I contacted BTN.com about a refund, and was refused. They insisted that the problem had to be with my computer ( I tried 3 different PC's) and would not refund my money. That was the last time I will give BTN.com a nickel of my money, and I would not discourage others from making the same decision.
|6 years 28 weeks ago||I agree. I am a longtime||
I am a longtime member, even longertime reader, and I have very few points to my name.
Raising point limits to post actually culls out the people best-suited to not make ridiculous posts; those that could post, but choose only to do so when they have something that they really feel is worthwhile to add to the discussion.
There is a lot of dumb going around lately, and something could stand to be done so this place does not turn into mlive or something similar. The suggested solution just is not the right one IME.
P.S. Alternately, if any mod/Brian decided to award me a couple thousand mgopoints for being selective with what I post instead of jumping into every thread to gain points, I would be fine with that solution, because let's face it, it's all about me. If I had tons of points, I might agree with the solution given.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||+1||
A plus 1 to you sir. The MSU side of that line is going to catch a lot of action.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Damons||
Damons would be OK. More family oriented than most sports bars probably. Ate there and watched some other games after the Umass game and had a good time.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Here||
Meijer, Dunham's, Mden. Mden.com is your internet hookup.
You need to learn to google like Mr. Ross though, not tough to find.
oh, and Frrrrrrunkis! to you sir.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Contract||
No news. Havent heard today's show yet, I will check it out tomorrow. But as of now, checking wackbag and the various show twitters, no official news. Lots of people want to think they are signed, and the whole thing is a bit, but I tend to be a panicky pete and dont really believe that they have signed.
That said, I have heard a few things said on teh show that make me feel hopeful.
Another off-topic thing about yesterday's show, is that they talked about how Antholini was several years ago now, and how "that time is a mother f'er". First time that time being a mother f'er has really gotten to me. That time is indeed a mother f'er.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Thought I was on wackbag||
I normally check these boards when I get home, and then on to others, including Wackbag (but I dont post there, just lurk). Saw O&A here, and was confused for a second.
Anyhow, OnA rock, Stern is alright, but not as good as the bbbboys.
The whole part where Burr brought up Denard and they talked about it was cool, but when they meandered into talking about the Big House, and how incredibly huge it is, Opie made some pseudo-inspirational remark about stadiums only being as big as our imaginations or something, that was the best part of the segment IMO. Op will catch hell for that douchey comment for a while.
Oh yeah, Chip Chipperson rules.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Eh||
I read the entire OP. The fail is mine.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||The guy that calls himself||
The guy that calls himself "Grammar Nazi" writes "any worst". Epic fail my friend.....
|6 years 33 weeks ago||ReallyD.||
Really had to restrain myself from breaking my hand on the wall after the 95 yard TD. If my kid was not in the room, I would be fighting game traffic to try to get across SB to the hospital right now.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Shanked PAT||
The shanked PAT was 100% on the holder (didn't catch who it was). You could see him on TV receive the snap, put it down, and then move it to the left (looking from the endzone) about 6-10 inches, and replace it on the ground.
That shank was not on Gibbons. His foot would have been in the right place, but he wound up kicking the side of the ball because of the phantom hold.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||South Bend resident here||
Someone brought up abysmal traffic. If you are looking to get in your car and move right after the game, you are gonna be paddling upstream. Shit gets real bad real quick. There are two ways to combat this.....
1. Take the bus. For like two bucks you can take a roundtrip public transportation bus from several sites around Metro SB to the game. The ride takes about 10 mins or so each way, but it gets you to your vehicle and out of the horrid traffic fast. I recommend catching the bus at Town and Country shopping plaza on McKinley and Logan in Mishawaka.
2. Park in the $10 lots on the corner of State Rd 23 (Notre Dame Ave) and Eddy St. You will have about a 15 minute walk to the stadium, but you can get out of town fastest this way. When you get back to your car, just head south through town to the US31 bypass. 98% of football traffic stays concentrated on the north side of town and around the Indiana toll Rd. If you park in these lots, you can pretty much head freely through town to 31, which is a freeway that will link you with good roads heading in whatever direction you need. About a 30 minute detour, but way better than taking 2-3 hours to get to the toll road entrances.
If you want a bar, skip the Linebacker. The place is all iconic and crap, but it is an extreme DUMP. Try Mulligan's down the street. They are obviously a big ND bar, but I hang out there a couple times per week, and the owners make sure I don't take too much crap for being a rival fan. If you are eating, try the burger that uses two grilled cheese sandwiches instead of a bun.
As far as being a rival fan goes, ND fans are not too hostile. Tailgating is a good time. The lots south of the stadium are the easiest to prowl.
The ND band and crap is cool I hear, but I don't get into bands and such, so I have never taken the time to check it out.
Any other specific questions, leave a message and I will try to remember to check back.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||I cannot stand mat ball. Get||
I cannot stand mat ball. Get an ump that knows the strike zone and play for real. In mat ball, a good pitcher can hit the mat for "strikes" without the ball ever crossing the plate.
If you don't know the strike zone, any part of the ball must cross over any part of the plate (the 'black' is not part of the plate), and it must at the same time have part of the ball be above the bottom of the batter's front knee, and have some part of the ball be below his back shoulder. The pitch must also meet all qualifications of a legal pitch (which also applies with the mat strike zone).
|6 years 35 weeks ago||It is funny that leagues all||
It is funny that leagues all over are taking measures to protect against batters "hitting middle" on pitchers (halo rules, pitching screens, automatic outs for hitting within X feet of the pitcher), but they cling to the 1-1 count. I hit the lines for doubles a lot, but if I am trying to pick the 3b line and hit one foul, the next pitch is going up the middle. Start with an 0-0 count and I bet you would see fewer guys shooting middle.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||ASA uses the 11 inch ball||
ASA uses the 11 inch ball too. Rule 3.3.F.2
|6 years 35 weeks ago||http://www.softballfans.com/f||
Great forum for softball rules questions. I post there under RDD15.
I play and ump ASA only. Not sure about NSA, USSSA, ISA, WSL (or any other association) rules, but.......
ASA rule 3.3.F.2 states that women should hit the 11 inch ball in coed and women's-only slowpitch play. Local leagues may change this up, but the 11 inch ball is the standard for ASA which is the largest sanctioning body for softball in the U.S..
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Difference||
While it does really differ from brand to brand, normally a scotch will be earthier and smokier, while a bourbon is woodier and sweeter.
That is a generalization. The factors that make the difference are that scotch is normally barley based, while most bourbons are corn based. The higher temperature and first-use barrels give the bourbon the woodiness and sweetness that the cooler scottish temps and once-used barrels give the scotch. The smoky flavor in a scotch comes from the peat used in cooking the mash.
One thing that is misleading about scotch vs bourbon is the length of time the whisk(e)y spends in the barrel. Because of the temperature difference and the barrels being second-use, scotch needs to be aged for a longer amount of time in order to get similar result. Kentucky bourbon ages a lot faster than scotch does. So a 12 year old scotch may have aged as well as a 6 year old Bourbon.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Knob Creek||
I have never tried it, but a buddy of mine is all about Four Roses lately.
I generally prefer Canadian Whisky actually. Canadian Club 12 year blows Crown Royal out of the water if you aren't concerned with the pretty purple bag.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||5. Apocalypse Now 4.||
5. Apocalypse Now
3. Private Ryan
1. Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers is a miniseries, but it works as a (long) movie. Great. great story, and the fact that it is very historically accurate makes it even better.
|7 years 4 days ago||Well||
A week later, this seems to be gaining traction. Chicagonow.com has some words on it here:
The claims in that post mirror the details that I had heard, but had not posted here.
Of course, the article that I just linked above references this thread as a source, so who knows?
|7 years 1 week ago||Yeah||
I am not hanging my hat on this one, but figured I would pass along what I was hearing. From what I heard, tomorrow is the day it comes down if it comes down.
Irish, are you also hearing something about a local news anchor?
|7 years 1 week ago||Question||
He Formerly, I saw a Formerlyanonymous on Morgan Ensberg's blog a while back. Was that you?
|7 years 2 weeks ago||BTN.com stream||
I forked over a couple of bucks this past winter on a basketball game from BTN.com, and will never do so again. The quality of the stream was completely unacceptable, as was their customer service response when I emailed them.
There were many many posters in a thread on this board talking about how poor the stream was, but all that btn.com customer service could suggest to me was that it was an issue on my end, and that I should restart my computer, modem etc. I was able to stream espn360 that night, but btn.com insisted that the reason I was getting 3 seconds of stream and then never ending buffering was not their problem.
I can't say enough how much I recommend my fellow mgoreaders to go spend that $3 on something else, and just watch the game at 8 on BTN TV.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||This guy wins||
Teach them fundamentals.
"You are what your record is." Really?
As a youth sports coach, you are what your kids are when the become varsity players in high school at the earliest. You might be able to outscheme some other teams, but the teams that have kids that have learned good fundamental football will beat you. Don't waste half of your practice time trying to teach kids a complicated scheme. Teach them how to execute the basics.
It is nice to win at any level, but you sound like you might be taking the 11-13 year old team's won-loss record a bit too seriously. Focus on the long-term. It is what is best for the kids.
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Tigers dream||
Perkins waitresses, or angry Viking broads chasing them with a 9-iron.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||Well||
I am a fan of the "geezer rock" genre, but not The Who in particular. That said, Ghost of Bo has it right. It might not be ideal to run some 60 year old guys out there, but if you look at the music made for the last 30 years, not much of it holds up and has mass appeal at the same time.
Current pop artists have lost most males 30 and over because of the pure awfulness of it. I have zero desire to watch Jamie Fox sing "Blame it on the Alcohol" using Autotune to sound worth a crap. This autotune thing is the downfall of music. Now you just need the image and half-assed talent because if you arent a great singer, autotune can fix you.
Look at the duet that Stevie Nicks did with Carrie Underwood at the Grammys. Stevie blew that little girl off the stage, because there wasn't any autotune around to make Underwood's so-so voice sound like it does on her studio recordings.
Hey Super Bowl- Get Zeppelin to reunite next year for your halftime show, and you will actually have lots of people tuning into the game just for halftime.
|7 years 12 weeks ago||Don't you mean....||
I once was the best at what I did, beating all of the competition at what I did.
The second best guy at my company was younger than me. He was pretty capable, but not quite as successful as me. He was thinking about leaving for another company, so the suits at our company promised him my job in 5 years if he stuck around. I decided to be loyal to the company and take on a lesser role when those 5 years were up.
So after five years rolls around, the company is surprised to find me still the best in the business. But there is a contract in place to give the other guy my job, so he gets it. The problem is, after half a year the company realizes that we are no longer as successful as we used to be under the old situation.
The company decides that it will be best suited to cut the other guy loose and elevate me back to the top spot. Me, not being a total dummy decided that having the top spot again is fantastic for my career, so I accept the offer to take it again.
Seriously, I think that Conan is funnier than Leno, and I enjoyed his show more. But people blaming Leno for "taking" Conan's show away is misinformed and silly.
|7 years 13 weeks ago||Really?||
Incredibly unoriginal. Incredibly narrow-minded.
Seriously this is perhaps one of the very worst posts I have ever seen on this board.
|7 years 15 weeks ago||Dont forget||
Do not forget that NBC kind of put the screws to Leno as well, pushing him out while he was still #1 in the ratings, and not exactly asking to be bumped to the lesser-desired time slot.
From my understanding, several years ago when Conan's contract was up with NBC and he was considering going to another network, part of the deal that NBC struck with him was that in 2009, he would be given the Tonight Show gig, otherwise he would be free to leave NBC and would also be owed either 40 or 50 million dollars in severance (I have heard both figures).
It seems as if the NBC execs were betting that Leno would ready to hang it up by 2009, but that didn't happen. It should also be made clear that while Leno was gracious about giving up the Tonight Show spot, he was not necessarily happy about it.
I would hate to see Leno (or Conan for that matter) bashed over this situation. To me, it was the execs at NBC bungling the situation that caused the trainwreck that is currently going on. In '05 they made a deal with Conan that painted them into a corner, and in '09 when that corner started getting tight, they got greedy and wanted to save the millions they would owe Conan if they didn't give him the Tonight Show, and they made what appears to be a mistake by taking Leno off the Tonight Show in the first place.
|7 years 17 weeks ago||And||
I have a hard time believing Joe Dumars' son is hurting for the scholarship money. If he is a 2 star, most likely he wont be in the NBA, so its probably all about the degree.
|7 years 21 weeks ago||Hypocrisy?||
I am no Dantonio hater. I respect him for being a solid guy, and probably a good coach. Kudos for him for suspending the players that made a poor decision.
But..... "the rape of an innocent woman by a Michigan football player" is a quote from you Dr. Worm. Then in the same post, you call others ridiculous for casting judgment when they do not know the facts.
So everyone, Dr. Worm is either:
A. The innocent girl that got raped by a Michigan player, because she would certainly know the facts.
B. The rapist Michigan player.
C. Full of shit and hypocritical for spouting his "ridiculous" mouth off when he is not certain of the "facts".
I think that before and after this thread, we pretty much all would bet the farm on C.
|7 years 22 weeks ago||thee1jersey||
An Mgopoint to your original post for it's true-ness, and an Mgopoint to your other post for Nightman.
You are a master of karate, and friendship to everyone.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||Also||
I dont have the Mgopoints to start a thread asking, but can anyone that does start a thread asking for streams of the hoops game?
|7 years 24 weeks ago||agreed||
Yeah, it sounds exactly like a Sparty. And it kills me, but the reality of it is.......Gimme some hoops!
|7 years 24 weeks ago||The TV argument......||
And this one should be nationally televised on ABC, right? No reason people shouldn't be able to see it somehow.
I am in for the no-liveblog for OSU movement. Can't hurt anything.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||Sagarin||
I have to say that the Sagarins are a pretty crude indicator for individual games. That predictor does not take into account how two teams match up with each other, rather moreso how they match up against the rest of the nation.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||Totally agree||
I am not riding the RR bandwagon per se, but there are two ways that you can look at a poor record. #1 is to make excuses as to why you had the poor record. #2 is to say "we aren't good enough".
I prefer option #2 and then taking steps to improve.
|7 years 25 weeks ago||Awful||
This is not second-guessing, because I complained about it before the ball was snapped on that pay. Poor decision by the coaches. These two years and the results are starting to wear a bit thin.