|16 hours 52 min ago||I like the fact||
That we're in a place where Sweet 16 is expected. Yay for superior coaching. Yay.
|1 day 6 hours ago||agreed||
My reading is one win next week we're back on the good side of the bubble barring conference tourney miracles. Two wins next week and we're in for sure.
|6 days 23 hours ago||LeBron couldn't play back then||
The tight shorts would affect his jumpshot much like the sleeved jersey from last week..
Plus, do you really think Mahorn would allow Bron to just storm down the lane with his shoulder down? HELL NO.
|6 days 23 hours ago||If you want a great treatment of the 90's Bad Boys||
Get the NBA produced video "Motor City Bad Boys" from 1989-90 or the official NBA recap video from the 88-89 season. That had awesome behind the scenes access and quotes, the game footage and music really brought you the drama of those years. As a special treat, the Motor City Bad Boys video has the championship montage after the Pistons won their first title that was shown on CBS immediately after the game set to The Temptations "The Way You Do the THings You Do". Still makes my shed a tear in joy.
I'm hoping the 30 for 30 captures the rise of the Pistons and not just the "they ended Bird & Magic's era!", "They hated Michael Jordan!" memes that seem to dominate talk with the "experts". As much as those guys were hated around the rest of the league, they generated a fierce loyalty in Detroit unlike any other team with the possible exception of the '84 Tigers.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Wasn't a big fan||
Some of the interviews I read before hand with NdeGT didn't give me a positive feeling of real scientific debate and spark during the show.. (his treatment of "climate science" debates went down to "people burn coal and that heats up the atmosphere"-- what a overly simplistic explanation that does a disservice to the real debates going on about the observed data not matching the IPCC sanctioned models by a factor of 2, etc).
The show itself felt like a science version of the CGI overload that's apparent in production today. Apparently we can't actually discuss science anymore without HYPERVELOCITY COMPUTER GRAPHICS BECAUSE KIDS HAVE NO ATTENTION SPANS!!!! I'm apprehensive about the rest of the show, although I will give it a couple more eps. Seems like he wants to be a TV star instead of the science being the star. As to the religion debate, of course its all religious people's fault, because scientists are ALWAYS to be believed, because you know, they're scientists. Hey guess what, I'm a practicing Roman Catholic and a PhD engineer who believes that God and science co-exist, b/c God set it up that way. But I'm not to be listened b/c I don't reject religion wholesale. FAIL.
Plus, he really f*d over Pluto, and I'll never forgive him for that.
|1 week 1 day ago||road is pretty much defined||
We lose both next week, we're not in.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||See my signature block||
I taught at OSU for a semester last year and parked on campus. Worst I got was the occasional "UM SUX" or "GO BUCKS" written in the dust layer of my car / windshield. I have actually had more problems at the Columbus airport parking lots or gas stations with dickheads yelling stuff to me than vandalism to my car. Signature block story not withstanding.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||and somewhere||
Gene keady's head just exploded like that guy from "scanners"
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||video caught of culprit!|
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||surely||
You can't be serious.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Shawn hunwick returns sat||
And all Goes well. Thanks tiny Jesus!
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||good on rob||
I used to work for him when he ran Im sports. Sounds like he's the same good guy. But reading this, by this point in the season neither the AD or the students understand the procedure clearly?
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||why am i||
Weirdly aroused by this graphic?
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||I hear ya||
Sprained vaginas take at least 3-4 weeks to heal. But don't worry msu has a crack training staff that will get them ready. Until the next loss.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||stauskas especially||
Belein did some good adjustments to get nik some easy ones early then after nik started driving to the hole it was game set match for his confidence. Then the three goggles came out and it was (billy packer voice) OVAH!
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||it's not like I said||
To give her a sandy Eskimo...
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||#delusionalsparty||
"Well the whole game turned on that horseshit technical Payne got for hanging on the rim. Levert did the same thing and didn't get t'd up. And Dawson didn't play"
Seriously you could probably go over to rcmb and play bingo with those sentences.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||I declare today||
Canuck day in Ann arbor. If anyone sees Mrs stauskas after the game, wish her a good day and give her a donut.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||blame google||
Add it to the pile of anti-american vitriol you've spooned up today.
It's days like today I wish The Mountie were still wrestling so I could look upon a truly evil Canadian. Or the Rougeau Brothers. Or Dino bravo. Or heel Chris Jericho.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I will only cheer for canada||
If a win guarantees a robin sparkles comeback tour.
"Let's go to the mall!"
|3 weeks 1 day ago||poulin?||
I love that shit especially with extra gravy on the frites.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||so if price wins today||
Will Canada finally stop complaining about the lack of goaltender development since brodeur got old?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||gawd I hate crosby||
But its starting to be in the "because he's so good" category like Gretzky.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||don't forget the shitloads||
Of natural resources we exploit. And a couple Tim Horton's that still make their own dough instead of the bastardized Tim's in the states that Dave Thomas ruined. Another reason to hate Ohio.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder if||
Haley wickenhiser will let Sidney Crosby use her Pierre Trudeau shaped dildo.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||doc emerick is on today||
The Gus Johnson of hockey. And I love it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||so do downing and bennett||
Approach pronger like ice time tonight?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||holy crap we need a run||
To try and get in top 8 to get into cincy regional. Good things happen to Michigan hockey in Cincinnati.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I say fsu||
For the comfort and lack of drama with mama
|5 weeks 5 days ago||additional info||
Is that supposedly malik got either drunk or laid while on his official and mom & dad were not happy with that when he came back to them / didn't get in touch with them. It was in this state of inebriation/euphoria he said that msu players told him he didn't have to go to class. Then to top it off when the parents brought it up with the MSU staff they basically brushed it off. Allegedly malik also stayed out way too late at Ohio st but when his parents confronted urbz aboutvit he apologized and made the hosts apologize to malik's parents. I've heard the Michigan home visit was basically "he will get an education, and our d line coaches put guys in the nfl, but you have to work for it". Mom and dad loved the pitch but malik wasn't sold.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||one problem with the write up||
Especially in light of Duke lacrosse, we need to be very careful about assigning "guilt". Gibbons was found in violation of violating a university policy on sexual behavior/assault under a burden of proof that I would argue is less than a civil suit much less a criminal trial. I wholly agree that something sketchy and unseemly occurred, but I'm having a real hard time rectifying the Sandusky like outrage when even the city/county prosecutor didn't even file charges much less go to trial. Taking advantage of a female in a vulnerable situation is reprehensible and with my strict Catholic morals, I find it disgusting and evil. But the wholesale assignment of "guilt" when we will never know the details of the university investigation, deliberations, and defense gibbons may have been allowed to file (if at all) strikes me as worrisome. Do we know if gibbons atoned for his actions? Was he a reformed actor in the 4 years since? I don't know. I wish I did. And I wish that we could know the whole truth, but sadly we probably never will.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Babcock rumors||
Couple things to keep in mind:
I get feeling that if wings have to big rebuild in two years, Babcock would be amenable to checking into a2 job, especially if his daughter stays local after college.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I have no problem with student athletes unionizing.||
As a card carrying member of the vast right wing conspiracy it might surprise some. But I want the meme to stop of student athletes complaining they're not getting anything in return. I'd much rather have the NCAA cancel all athletic scholarships and instead allow the schools to straight hire the players like research assistants but make the students pay for coaching services, public relations, health care premiums, housing, food, etc. I've got a feeling if that happened the coaches salaries wouldn't be accelerated as much since their salaries would be tied to athlete fees, and this would allow the students to negotiate the best deal for them, educational benefits and athletic services. If that happened, would title 9 be voided? I don't know I'm not a lawyer. But I think a lot of the disingenuous ness of collegiate athletics can be eliminated and the pro leagues in football and basketball couldn't pimp the NCAA for a "free" minor league services like they do now.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I just loved that||
Even though compher got blind side cheap shot crossed checked from behind not once but twice by that douchebag little chelios, our guy just skated away and red just smiled like the old days...
|7 weeks 2 days ago||can you confirm||
That our heavyweight only lost because a small Asian man in a green and bowler hat blew some salt in our guys eye while the sparty wrestler distracted the referee?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||well a couple concerns||
Overall a respectable choice but I'm worried about a couple issues:
- his comments on diversity when asked at the press conference echoed long standing u talking points.. Essentially diversity is demographic composition "the univ should LOOK like its surrounding community" (emphasis mine). I was hoping after prop 6 and the multiple supreme court rulings the new president wouldn't take such an orthodox view but with this board of regents, MSC's precedent, and his background I shouldn't have been surprised.
- I'm worried with his biosci background even more emphasis is going to be put on biosciences. Biosci is doing fine... Its the other engineering disciplines and LSA humanities & hard sciences that need the advocate.
- no major athletics experience is troubling to me. While we pride ourselves on out academic excellence we want a big time athletics dept.
- his wife is pretty far on the left when it comes to legal manipulation on the part of environmental issues, especially climate change debate. Michigan is already on the side of suppression of honest climate debate within aoss so I'm guessing that trend will continue.
I think my general feeling is that he's a hire that will appeal to more "progressive" pocketsbof the school. If he's an able administrator and manages to do something about tuition then he'll be fine but I have a sneaking suspicion we are in for a politically controversial presidency. Just my two cents.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||greatest wrestling heel mic work in history.||
This was during the cooper era at OSU and during the height of big poppa pumps popularity.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||easy||
Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. An actual ethical defense contractor. :)
Also the legions of um alums who work classified defense programs that because of love of country will never have their works known.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I was hoping that||
If the lions missed on wisenhunt that they would have lucked into going after tony dungy HARD. Alas, it is our lot in life and we are made to suffer... With Jim Caldwell.
Btw- I miss Wayne Fontes.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||triple post||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||double post||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||does this mean brian||
Will be starting off podcasts with phone calls from Jim in Tuscaloosa saying, "but briiiiiannnn"
|9 weeks 4 days ago||does this mean brian||
Will be starting off podcasts with phone calls from Jim in Tuscaloosa saying, "but briiiiiannnn"
|9 weeks 4 days ago||if this was wwe||
Tomorrow david Brandon would introduce Jim tressel as oc while Brandon is wearing the Million Dollar Belt screaming "everybody has a price! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha".
|9 weeks 4 days ago||do you think Theresa sullivan||
Is still viable?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||double post||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I could see simon||
She's presided over the impressive growth in facilities and academic capacities at a major university, and also little known is that Simon has been at the forefront of a group of university presidents actively trying to reestablish a more assertive role for us universities in us dept of defense research and national security issues. I have it on good authority that the CoE is doing a major strategic investigation of getting back into DoD research as non classified research dollars are shrinking big time. Other big time schools like Washington, VaTech and others are relooking at their post Vietnam research restrictions and my sources say that UM CoE and hard science types are really worried they're going to be left behind and hence lose some national clout and dollars. Simon has been very friendly to DoD and Natl security customers at msu but from what I hear has been hamstrung by MSU's relative lack of prestige in key areas (aero, naval, comp sci). Michigan has the resources but hadn't had the big advocate for shedding the "hippy U" image. Simon (or dean Munson with more freedom) could be that bridge. If she could bring mark Hollis with her I'd be even happier. :)
|10 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN article||
Was probably the best piece of sports writing I have read in 20+ years. The candor the author was able to capture was remarkable. My sense in reading this is that if any injury happens to a defenseman, jmfj is first one up.
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||think uconn can get a kickstarter||
To hire narduzzi, and by kickstarter I mean large donation to UConn from Steven Ross.
As to the "beat the best" crowd, I didn't mind beating Bobby Williams, Lou tepper, ron Turner, Gerry dinardo, bob davie, or john l smith. Get over yourselves.
At this point Dantonio has proven to be a hell of a coach. I'm just hoping this is a urban meyer / dan mullen situation, where it takes a couple seasons for dantonio to figure out how to replace his top assistant.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||straightening out||
Mxl is primarily run by Prof Jamie Cutler (Aero Dept, who's up for tenure this year!) and focuses on cubesat payloads primarily out of Aero. Its about 5-6 yrs old.
S3FL is mostly run out of AOSS with a focus on smallsat missions investigating electric propulsion systems and related technologies. S3FL gets advocacy from Prof's Brian Gilchrist (EECS & AOSS) and Alec Gallimore (Aero & AOSS & CoE Deans Office). S3FL officially has been around since the mid to late 90s, but hasn't flown as many missions as MXL, because they were focusing on non-cubesat missions. Lots of cross talk between faculty involved, students eh, not so much. S3FL got hurt a little by not going into cubesats right away and hitching to SPRL facilities and staff, which more and more have been shifted towards the climate change mafia in control of AOSS now.
Right now big decision is whether to transition S3FL with SPRL to a research cooperative that can take on classified research like Texas A&M, USC are doing, and leave MXL to Cutler's non-classified research.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||unfortunately||
Isthereariotineastlansing.com is down....
|14 weeks 1 day ago||danielson is a tool||
"I predict teams are going to copy the triple option from the shotgun "
Really? You mean like northern Illinois, Arizona,and any other number of spread running teams? Fucking asshat.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||this is like||
Mizzou v Oklahoma circa 2005
|14 weeks 1 day ago||gary moeller?||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||this looks like a classic big12 game||
Both teams marching up and down, only defense being key turnovers.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||its about in the 20s||
With a brutal wind.
Related note, anybody see ucf at smu had 1000 people total?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||wow||
This game is sloppy. Oh I'm sorry Verne, "shows the sec toughness and parity"
|14 weeks 1 day ago||that was a brutal||
Int by Franklin. Anybody check Vegas if he has money on this BC he straight missed about 4 key throws badly already.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||question for gary||
Is the #spreadstilldead?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||good for cano but||
I'm worried a little as a tigers fan. That move now frees up a lot of Yankees cash and cashmam has shown propensity to build good teams when not hamstrung by his own stupid Mega single player deals.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||i just watched the hockey clip||
And a warm tingly feeling all over. The announcers, the ass kicking of bg, the cheering of gassoff, the van ryn throwing the bg guys stick over the boards to the student section... this is why we need a time machine, marty.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||co-signed on old yost||
Was a student from 96-2002 and yeah starting about 2001 students started getting tix to be part of the experience vs being hockey fans first and foremost. The organic energy of making that midget shit goalie from western actually cry on ice, ortelling the ref he was wrong on the icing call because he had expanding ass pants didn't need a facebook page or organized group to make it happen. It just did because there were smart hockey fans there. I read an interesting piece the other day about how social media and the internet have decreased barriers but reduced the development of local communities since everyone's "so connected". I wonder if that's the case for hockey fandom at yost too. Pre-facebook, yost fans were a cult that you had to be initiated in via fire tinged battles against ron mason's skating goon circus. Now you just have to "like" something and dance so you get on youtube. Now get off my lawn.
Btw- bob gassoff is old yost fans bill brasky. "I once saw bob gassoff take his skate off during a game and disembowel a st cloud st mascot on the ice. True story."
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Appearing live on the video feed||
the Michigan Ladies' Ice Dancing team!
And now zamboni's are driving backwards across the ice. this is nuts.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Love the student announce team||
but I still miss "Back to You Guys" reporter from WCBN. .
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Confused||
"According to Dr. Jens Persson from the Swedish Wolverine Project,"....
and I was surprised to continue reading and see it was about the claws of wolverines, not Red's secret recruiting team in a safehouse in Stockholm trying to find the next Carl Hagelin. Oh well.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||wcbn...||
Back to you
|20 weeks 2 days ago||as a coworker||
Who is a BC grad is fond of saying, "it sucks to BU"
|21 weeks 1 day ago||wow.||
First two weekends of the season after we lost our top two 1st rd nhl defencemen, huge questions in goal, a suspended top scorer, and a loss to a canadian college team, and we have 3 quality wins and a tie over 2 top 5 teams with a backup goalie in net for one of them. Sounds like for this season, I picked the wrong time to give up sniffing glue.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||for those with direct tv||
Game against unh on Fri is on channel 623 (fcs)
|22 weeks 3 days ago||on a related note||
Wings down 1-0 to phx. 14:00 1st period
|22 weeks 3 days ago||ah wcbn....||
I tuned in to hear "back to you guys" guy. Alas, he is no longer part of the broadcast team.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||iwas expecting more fireworks||
And unicorn ms paint drawings, but they do have Parchesi on the lido deck, so that's cool.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||thisis what happens when you dont kill||
The commie bastards all at once. They go on a long march and only thehardiest ideologues survive, forming an ideologically pure enemy.
Or at least that's what I learned from reruns of fraggle rock on cbc.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||complaint for mgoshoe||
It still disappoints me that as a USAF member I can't play Annapolis. We let u sea slugs on our tracks. :)
|27 weeks 2 days ago||i can vouch for||
Unm and Eisenhower blue. Unm is a meticulously kept course in a notoriously arid locale. Eisenhower blue is basically mountain golf perfection. If u get a chance to play Eisenhower blue, stick around and play the silver. Shorter but more twisty.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||totally depends on your daughter||
As a hs recruiter for michigan, u want to make it awesome for HER so that she walks away with an impression that she wants to go there, not that dad wants her to go there so he can get football tix/play the golf course/visit the microbrews/etc. A couple things:
|38 weeks 2 days ago||northern michgan||
Inlaws have a big cottage between alpena and Rogers city. Lake access, good beer store in alpena (Jimmy's) and relaxation.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||sounds like your dad likes more mass friendly beer||
A good bridge into craft brewing with a michigan connection is sam adams cherry wheat. Made with michigan cherries (even in last years disaster of a cherry season, sammy adams still managed to buy enough cherries for their needs from a traverse city grower I know), its still relatively light in "beer flavor", has delicious cherry overtone, and is a great summer drinking beer. Plus with u being under 21, sam adams is pretty easy to find and your mom/older sister/uncle/aunt can easily ask for sam adams cherry wheat without getting confused.
Otherwise, find your local microbrewer and purchase an empty growler from them for your dad and tape a $20 to it so he can buy the beer for it. Plus he'll probably pass it on to u in some time :)
|42 weeks 6 days ago||for prototype pistons series||
Watch the 88 finals against la. Then watch the 89 championship video or if u can find it, just the cbs post-game mashup of the pistons winning their first title. Highlight clips set to the music of "the way you do the things you do". Last time network tv did a goood post title mashup with appropriate music that isn't. Pop song of the day.
Underrated player on those teams- budda edwards. His fade away turn around jumper was as unstoppable as kareem's skyhook. Shame no post up players in the nba have signature post moves anymore....
|45 weeks 4 days ago||space systems engineering||
I work for DoD satellite engineering, so I read:
For career stuff, i always look at usajobs.gov and the job search engine on spacenews.com. if you are still a student, the best thing to do from my perspective as a recruiter for my company is to be available for a coop. That is the #1 thing to establish links into competitive industries like satellite engineering.
For a fun tech read, I like information dissemination (naval blog focused on military ship bldg / navy issues) and wired's danger room.
|48 weeks 1 hour ago||the story of detroit pizza||
The style considered detroit pizza started at the original buddy's. After a while there were two brothers who wanted to expand the business. There was a disagreement and one bro took over the buddy's pizza and the other started loui's pizza in hazel park on dequidre s of 9 mile. The brother who stayed at buddys eventually sold out the franchise rights and after a while wasn't happy with the changes so he brought his version of the original buddys recipe to shields. Then in the 80s you had jets and little ceasars bring their deep dish sqaure to market. Thiks was relayed to me from my dad, rip, an old polack from hamtramck who loved his pizza. Btw- he still thought loui's was the best
|48 weeks 6 days ago||as an added bonus||
At the kings table location if mine or one of the two other teams with significant um alums on the team win our league title tonight, we'll be drinking from our stanley cup replica at the bar... nothing like celebrating a hoops natl title and broomball league title by drinking bells two hearted ale out of a 16-in tall hockey trophy
|48 weeks 6 days ago||dayton area with two parties||
Official umaa party @ bw3 in town & country center off stroop road.
Second party at kings table in beavercreek following end of midwest ohio broomball league playoffs approx 10p.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||double post||
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Many stats are available||
But i'd go with:
"Suck it" w/ crotch chop
"Yes, but that's bc boeheim is a nazi"
"Scoreboard" even cutting them off mid-sentence
"Look u guys deserve to get fucked over after bernie fine, ok?"
|49 weeks 5 days ago||trouba was an enigma wrapped in a conundrum||
I thought he played like an nhl ready guy in the world juniors but on michigan I thought he played frustratingly meh. Flashes of brilliant skill and physical play were almost always followed by brain farting penalties or numbnuts turnovers in the defensive zone. I didn't think he was close in overall play to JMFJ or even a frosh Merrill. So, overall I'm not surprised he's leaving but I also think he could've used another yr of maturing like Johnson took advantage of.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||odds||
That belein cashes in with a happy gilmore like subway endorsement contract after the tourney run
|50 weeks 2 days ago||is this related||
To the unconfirmed but totally happened robot invasion \ destruction of north campus circa 1999?
|51 weeks 2 days ago||easy||
Detroit beer company then peoplemover from grand circus to the joe. Can also do chelis chili instead, but I prefer dbc.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||is there a way||
I can PayPal ferns $15 to send saban a #135 shirt?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||excellent post||
I've been saying this for a while and you hit the nail on the head wrt political influence on research spending. I work in the space industry and in all honesty, mikulski has been the sole reason umd and jhu have gotten such a huge chunk of space funding... umd's space program wouldn't exist without sen babs. Jhu's apl is essentially an ffrdc while maintaining univ status. If b1g were to get unc and uva, I would imagine wallops and goddard affiliated schools (re: umd and uva) would get money at the expense of marshall in huntsville and stennis in mississippi. Cic memberswith strong space programs like umich, penn st, and purdue will probably get the windfall in terms of increased funding to their state space grant consortiums by partnering with umd and uva.
And oh yeah, basketball and lacrosse would be pretty good too.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||every time i watch trouba this yr||
I compare how he played for usa at world juniors and how we plays for us and I keep thinking somewhere there's a kgb gulag with the real jacob trouba cooped up sean connery in the rock style, with the warden a russian grad from state. I just don't understand how he could be so dominant for usa and so irresponsible on the ice for michigan...
|1 year 5 weeks ago||livin the high life||
3 meat combo platter (ribs, Turkey, brisket) w/ Mac n chz, beans, coleslaw. From Ohio state fair BBQ champ hickory river BBQ.drinking my way the Sam Adams spring pack. Dessert: Sanders chocolate bumpy cake. Good day.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||livin the high life||
3 meat combo platter (ribs, Turkey, brisket) w/ Mac n chz, beans, coleslaw. From Ohio state fair BBQ champ hickory river BBQ.drinking my way the Sam Adams spring pack. Dessert: Sanders chocolate bumpy cake. Good day.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||if he runs fast||
At the combine and shows he can execute a cut block at a pro day he can easily catch on as a third down back a la Darren sproles or as a spread option back in san fran, philly, someplace else. Best case he's percy harvin, worse case he gets a chance to prove he's 2nd coming of mel gray.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||also one of||
The founding class of inductees at the American Polish sports hall of fame. A legend and gentleman if there ever was one
|1 year 9 weeks ago||This season has now gone shitastic||
tourney streak over, I would image Merrill AND Trouba gone after this year to the pros. If Red ever wanted motivation to go and reboot the program in terms of player types, recruiting, and assistant coaches, this is the year to do it. And to have this happen with Gibson f*n steal the show in Russia at the World Juniors, man, this hurts. But at least we've taken 2 out of 3 from MSU, amiright?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Amazingly for as much as a rap that||
baseball gets as being not a physically demanding sport, the human body isn't built to do a lot of the basic movements/skills in baseball: pitching, catching, visually tracking a 100 mph spheroid 60 ft away from you and coordinating your entire body's muscle movements to attempt to contact it, etc.
Pitching injury stopped my first attempt at a baseball career (elbow damage), and then I switched to catcher and wrecked my knees.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I drink corrected.||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Now where do the other 3 dominos fall for football||
I imagine UConn to the ACC to replace MAryland is pretty obvious and on the way to happening. The wildcards are Cincy and SoFla. SoFla isn't ACC material in terms of academics or "bigness" and Cincy might fit the profile, but probably not. I would imagine SoFla to Conf USA and then Cincy to maybe the Big12??
|1 year 13 weeks ago||That's the thing||
If the BE7 can take the BE's basketball autobid with them as reported last night on ESPN, then all they have to get is 2-3 other Catholic city schools with a basketball focus and they're set in a conference with the same focus and general ethics for scholarships/recruiting/scheduling/etc. Add Dayton, Xavier, maybe Temple or St Joe's, and you can have the "Papist 10" (P1G)
I can make that joke, 'cause I'm Catholic.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Interesting to me in SW Ohio||
is how Dayton and Xavier will react. Both are school the BE7 were targeting for a new conference, and with the reported ability for the BE7 to take the autobid with them, I would imagine UD and XU would sign up fast, ditching the A10 in the process.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Listen to a typical Finebaum show this week||
it would not suprise me one bit that auburn boosters would cooperate with the NCAA to get Chizik fired sans buyout even if it meant sanctions against the program. to an SEC school, sanctions are just a "down period" in the program and not a damning indictment of cultural rot at the university (see: Alabama in the "Shula years", Kentucky every other year, etc etc)
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Polish Sports Hall of Famer||
All Kielbasa-ganders worldwide are praying for Iron Mike right now...
|1 year 17 weeks ago||One other aspect||
Maryland also has a strong political delegation and a lot of bureaucrats in the DC capitol region. If we all believe the B1G is more than an athletic conference (the research pooling, AAU membership preference), the addition of Maryland & rutgers gives the conference more clout in DC, and greedily for me, more access for B1G universities to Goddard Space Flight Center.
Athletically, it's a wash to me... these two schools aren't going t ochange the athletic dynamics in football or basketball that much except for giving Penn St a now natural set of rivals and probably forcing the conference to go geographic based divisions. this may be worth it in and of itsellf.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||they can by NCAA rules||
responding to Goblue1213 above....
But with the academy academic structure, he's SOL. USAFA doesn't have a 5th year program (the AF's grad school is at Wright-Patterson, not at the USAFA) unless he got a waiver from the commandant to postpone his graduation, but most cadets want to get their military careers going. There have been extremely limited 5th yr redshirts at the academies.. if that happens the cadet stays around for a 5th year in some weird post graduate status, but again this is VERY VERY rare.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||But PAAWWWWLLLLLL||
If you think that site was bad, stay away from Sirius Sat Radio Ch 91 between 3-7p this week. The 'Bam-ers are out in full force on the telephone to the patron saint of troll sports radio. I really want us to win just to hear the reaction from the callers next week that not only did they lose, but to a *GASP* Big Ten team.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||You will get it||
when you pry it from my cold dead fingers... and even then, getting to my crypt to retrieve it is going to be like that South American tomb in Raiders of the Lost Ark
|1 year 29 weeks ago||F||
1) there is no M flag on the moon (1st hand sources)
2) there is an odd rock formation that someday when resolution gets good enough on Lunar imagers or another manned mission lands there, will be undeniably recognized as a certain letter of the alphabet... (1st hand sources)
3) there have been multiple M flags on the moon & outer space, that have returned with the crewman that brought it there. I have one of the orbiting flags from a mission I was involved with.
4) there is at least one classified satellite project I'm aware of that has a block M etched in the 6061 aluminum interior electronics box surface. Not telling which one or who did it. (cousin of my jeweler's niece who knew Sammy Davis Jr's hairstylist)
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Not the only Wolverine in C-Bus||
this week I'll begin teaching at Ohio as a part time lecturer. AAE 4517, Space systems Design. I'll be Scott Lab on Tu & Th nights if anyone wants to provide protective services...
|1 year 32 weeks ago||If Merrill is the good Merrill||
then I think his potential offensive spark from the blueline will help offset the Brown loss tremendously.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||how much u charge?||
Great interview... in all seriousness my broomball team needs new jerseys for next yr's natl championship tournament. Dayton Frozen Ferrets. Montreal anadiens color scheme. Michigan alumns on my team. Go.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Not a bad move||
Considering Chicago has the most non-homestate alumni for Michigan, MSU, Wisconsin (and I bet Minnesota & Penn St aren't far behind), Detroit and Minneapolis are kind of bookends for the non-home state alumni in terms of reasonable travel. Plus Twin Cities and Detroit actually know how to host a winter sports event, so I would imagine the "event" portion of the tournament will be well taken care of. I give it a tentative thumbs up. Until Michigan gets screwed in the championship game, at which point I'll complain about bitter former WCHA or CCHA refs. Chicago would have been ideal geographically, but you gotta make sure you sell tickets, so you have to make sure you have the event in a city with multiple large alumni bases. Twin Cities and Detroit both fit the bill.
If the CCHA had survived, I would have wondered where they would tourney at (Grand Rapids?), but with the new WCHA, have they announced a location? I would imagine either Twin Cities or some other location in Minnesota.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||This is the holy grail of M video clips||
I have a still photo of the aftermath that my friend took on her camera framed on my work desk. It's of the melee with O'Malley pinning the mascot up against the glass and trying to pull the jersey over his head. I remember thinking as soon as I saw OMalley sprint skate over that this was going to be a real life "SlapShot" moment. That was the year after Bob Gassoff graduated... my friend and I just looked at each other said how much more awesome that would have been had Gassoff been on the team. We both agreed he would have taken his skate off and tried to gut the mascot with a rusty blade.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||If you want to hear what it was like that weekend||
I just happened to bring a portable tape recorder with me that weekend as my last weekend at Yost as a student. I was a 6th year season ticket holder weeks away from finishing my master's, I was single as my long time girlfriend broke up with me earlier that semester and my "hockey family" was all I had at that time. So I brought the tape recorder into Yost that weekend and ended up making tracks of the chanting that happened during the UM/SCSU and UM / Denver games. Listen to the crowd still going nuts after the goal name announcements.
That weekend was a reaffirming experience. I was for my last two years at Yost one of the main chant leaders. I literally almost passed out during the "Dubleiwicz, Sieve" chant as held the last one for wayyyy too long. I remember getting the death glare of all death glares from Wade D's mom b/c I pronounced his name wrong. It was glorious.
|2 years 15 hours ago||Andddd||
no matter what tomorrow, we have our #1 seed. Woo friggin hoo.
|2 years 15 hours ago||Andddd||
no matter what tomorrow, we have our #1 seed. Woo friggin hoo.
|2 years 15 hours ago||Funny||
Commercial on Fox Sports Indiana between periods is for Columbus Crew. Apparently their motto for this year is "Dare to be Massive". Didn't know Mr Plow played soccer.
|2 years 16 hours ago||BG goalie||
is playing out of his friggin mind. Karma's gotta end for him soon.
|2 years 16 hours ago||So with Minny losing||
pretty much if we win tonight no matter what, we get a #1 seed right?
|2 years 16 hours ago||PS||
Hunwick is Tiny Hasek.
|2 years 16 hours ago||FYI||
If anyone's looking for the gameon DirecTV and are not in the Detroit area, it's also on Fox Sports Indiana alternate (Ch 661-1). I'm getting it in Dayton OH and figure people in IN, and maybe the Chi-town area would get that channel as well.
|2 years 1 week ago||I think||
bottom expectation is a 4 seed with a bad loss today, high expectation is a favorable 2 seed with a B1G tourney championship (expecially if wins over OSU and MSU), realistic is a lower 3 seed after either a loss to OSU in the semis or MSU in the finals. B1G isn't getting a 1 seed unless Kansas and / or UNC stumbles and OSU steamrolls through the tourney (which would be wins over Purdue, us, and Mich St.. pretty good close out ot the year).
|2 years 1 week ago||Re; 6-6 bowl teams||
don't mind the 6-6 teams playing after the season... I think like Brian that if the NCAA licensing board (even though the bowl games aren't "NCAA games", they still have to get licensed or sanctioned or what not by the NCAA) eliminated the ticket guarantees, there would be no problem since a lot of these bloodsucker bowls exist solely b/c the force the schools to buy enough tickets to cover the cost of colored blazers and golf junkets for the EXCOM. More radically, I'd just like to see the NCAA grow some balls and say that all football bowl games have to be completed by the start of winter term for the schools involved. That way you get all the bowl games crammed in the two week period starting 1 wk before Christmas and 1 week after with a couple days after Jan 1 thrown in for the MythNCG.
|2 years 1 week ago||I'm going to use my Sherlockian powers||
of deduction and say that the Children of Yost'ers raised enough money to get the custom "Head of Yost" flag made... it may be debuted tonight. (which is a shame since tonight's game won't be on TV)
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Um no.||
After the way the Ath dept freaked out about 3&O, the only journalist following Hoke around would be a feature writer for Hot Dog Afficianado Weekly. Good magazine, check out the expose on "Chicago style dogs... is the celery salt really necessary"
|2 years 9 weeks ago||The biggest thing I root for||
is for the Bronco's to win with this unconventiial offense. NFL coordinators are as a whole the most uncreative and inflexible grop of supposed smart guys in professional sports. As a longtime Lions fan, I miss the days of the run and shoot tearing up NFL defenses. There are so many good college players, especially QB's, that if an NFL team actually built a offensive concept around him instead of trying to force the guy into an offense that they can't run, they's have success. That's why I love what the Broncos are doing. Tebow won a shitload of games in college and was a successful player and the Broncos' OC should be given as much credit as Tebow in just accepting tebow's limitations and trying to play to his strengths. I rooting for Tebow not for Tebow, but for the Cliff Kingsbury's, Timmy Chang's, Joe Hamilton's, and Doug Flutie's of the world as well, who tebow's success is a surrogate for.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||By definition||
Broncos are a playoff winner, so yes, they're a contender for teh AFC, especially since NE's defense is suspect. I don't think they'd beat GB or NO, but hey, i with their defense, Denver could definately make it to the Super Bowl. Thing is, Tebow played well and that pass in OT was picture perfect read and throw. He makes a couple of those against NE's defense and NE's OL doesn't hold up to Denver's blitzing, Denver could pull off another upset.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||pray mgoblog nation||
That wasnt post concussion nausea by tiny jeebus.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||ahh mongolia||
Crex is my muse.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Isn't part of Jalen's||
Explanation always been that Ed Martin wasn't a booster for um, more of a Detroit godfather (ntgf) type? I agree also that a lot think maybe was the one actually getting the money and then using chris's NBA accounts to wash it after.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||And the long national nightmare continues...||
the Lions still have not had a ProBowl QB since Greg Landry. I would imagine that if one of the three drops out (Rogers / Brees in the Super Bowl?) then Stafford will be under consideration with Alex Smith for a replacement pick.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||second second||
I wanted to hear the words "scholarship reduction", "bowl ban", & "show cause" in the penalties. I did so color me satisfied from a minimal justice served, but i still feel underwhelmed. If any consolation though, columbus radio is a fire with calld for gee & smith's head, and finebaum's show is livid that they got off lite. I guess truth is in middle of that spectrum.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||He ain't Kent Dorfman||
He's a legacy, a talent, and he'll be in.
Question to ponder though as we consider upcoming running backs.... if we recruited 2012 RB Barry Sanders Jr and Fred Jackson had to comment on him, would the fabric of space time be forever damaged since Fred would have to only compare him to Barry Sanders?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Question for JUB||
(1) With Bacon's access to the players (see: Mike Martin's party), did any of them express distrust in GERG or even RR's meddling in the defense at the tail end of Shafer? I'm thinking more the Brandon Graham / Donovan Warren types who may have had enough experience to realize, holy shit is this thing not working and why do they keep putting us in positions to fuck up? the whole RVB saga this year about the back and forth with the coaches on how to change the defense and giving responsibility to RVB to make line calls and such strike me as something a coaching staff with a Brandon Graham would have trusted him to do...
(2) What really happened with Tate Forcier? Did his supposed hippie-ing up start in the middle of the '09 season after his success started to get to his head? JUB only hints at the Tate issues in between the 09-10 seasons. Did JUB have access to the players during the lengendary summer '10 workouts where Denard leapfrogged Tate and gained the confidence of the whole team seemingly?
(3) Echoing questions above.. not so concerned about the firings per se, but what went on with the *hiring* of the DC's Shafer and GERG? Was RR caught so off guard by not getting Casteel in Year 1 and having to find a scape goat for Year 2 that he bad two such poor hires in a row? If so, that speaks volumes to his weaknesses as a head coach, and probably more so that he got lucky with Casteel.... If you believe this line of thinking, it could be that RR was and is much more Hal Mumme / Norv Turner than Mike Leach / Nick Saban.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Career: Tebow||
It's the Barry Sanders v. Herschel Walker argument.
Personally, I'll take Tebow for a college game if I have to win one college game.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Point taken||
Since it's not clearly defined, I'm wondering what's going to happen... I have to think that the Sugar would do all in their power to get a SEC team in there if 2 SEC teams get in the NCG (see: T Pryor suspension, last year's Sugar Bowl). If that doesn't happen, then Michigan v. Oklahoma, Clemson, Stanford in teh SUgar.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||maybe sandusky's legal counsel||
Is from the same firm that allowed harvey updike to call paul finebaums show at least 3 times from when he admitted he poisoned the toomer corner trees.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||i heard||
Ray's mom Marie made that trophy. Frank is still trying to remember what that reminds him of...
|2 years 19 weeks ago||FYI- Donuts in Dayton OH||
If you're driving down I-75 into Dayton and need a donut fix any time of day, hit Jim's Donut Shop in Vandalia off of Exit 63, US Rt 40 (also on the way to/from the Dayton airport). Open 24 hrs, 7 days a week. Old school donut shop. And apple fritters the size of a steering wheel- on a Mack truck.
Just a helpful nugget from your exiled brother. It's on the way to Columbus if you go the I-75 to I-70 route.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Pete Worden is still alive and kicking||
he's the head of NASA Ames and has basically become NASA's go-to-guy for small satellite development. He was Gen Lord's right hand guy at AF Space Command for quirky and spooky space stuff... there's a lot of really important capability that we have now that Worden was directly responsible for.
Funny story about Worden. When he was pushing for the AF to worry about small satellites from foreign nations, he tried to prove his point by making a picosat in his garage in C-Springs then bicycling it out to Vandenberg. And yes, the pilot mafia in the AFwas NOT a fan of Pete Worden.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I would agree||
a top 14 BCS finish for Michigan to me means likely winning out the regular season. If we lose 1 more game though, i think we may drop precipitously (sp?) in voter minds. Also, never underestimate Big Ten carnage... We still could have a conference winner with 2 conference losses and a runner up with 3... I think an undefeated Houston may trump that.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||i thought for a moment||
Somehow we found a loophole during the lockout and one time michigan lean kevin garnett was going to visit, commit, and play hoops for this season. Oh well, back to the salt mines
|2 years 20 weeks ago||just make sure||
You get the correct lettering. Real wings jerseys have the letters all vertical with jusr the angle of the nameplate baseline arcing. Look at the difference between tigers jerseys and red wings jerseys to tell the difference.
And you can't go wrong with Gordie. Or harold snepts.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Al Borges can call plays||
from a boat, in a moat, with a fox, in a box. In the air, over there, Al Borges can call plays anywhere he fucking wants. I love the fact that for the first time in probably 15 years we have an OC who put his ego in a closet and actually is building an offense AROUND HIS BEST PLAYERS.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Been there, had thathappen||
see my signature. For the first time in my life, I can say I have something in common with Texas A&M.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||One other point||
This DOES NOT affect alumni ticket package offerings. I double checked with the alumni association and Athletic depart and both confirmed that alumni ticket packages (the buy an EMU, get a ND tix deal) will still be offered. This letter is only about season ticket package waitlists and the early game package buy in for people on the new waitlist. So if you're scoring at home, the order for ticket availability is:
1. Paid and existing season ticket holders for full season tickets
2. Student season ticket holders
3. 2-4 game packages for paid waitlist members
4. Single game packages for paid waitlist members
5. Alumni association ticket offers (single game & packages)
6. General public single games
Bottom line: If you don't want to pay for your name on the season ticket waitlist per the new policy, you can still get tickets through your alumni association offer in the late spring or waiting for general public single game tickets. Or pay over face value on stubhub / ebay / etc.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Re: trick plays||
the 2 QB set was the perfect example. The first time, they ran the obvious lay (Denard run out of that on an option). Second time, they run with Denard again but do the throw back pass. Third time they run a perfect naked bootleg out of it. So now if you're a D-coord from another team, you can't jsut look for the formation and then try to follow Denard. That will get you killed if you lose contain on Devin.
Thing is, this wasn't even a "trick play"... it was basically a triple option Navy/Air Force style set where the wing back was also a throwing threat. If Borges adds some other wrinkles like a TE seam route off play action, or put Denard in motion with Devin running an option, that's a set that will make "play cover-2 and hope they run right at you" DC's like at Iowa crap their pants.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||OSU's season is||
reminding me more and more of "The Program"... next week the starting MLB will say "I guess we have to score points too" before getting his knee viciously torn up.
But for the Buckeyes, Joe Kane ain't coming back mid season, and Jimmy Caan ain't mannig the sidelines... wait so I guess it isn't very much like the movie.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||2 other cincy factors||
First cincy as a city has a large presence from GE aircraft engines and proctor and gamble... they've got the industrial chops to add real research money to cincy the school. Also, wright patt air force base in dayton recruits cincy hard and since brac is bringing more research jobs to wpafb, UC with UD and Wright St are going to benefit.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Paging Jack Swarbrick||
your earthquake in college athletics in is room 2. Jim Delany has sent a fruit basket.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||If you don't have a dish||
and its a BigTen Network / ESPN game, then you're going to have to go for the over-the-web option... one way to do this:
- Have a laptop with a 3G / 4G phone service internet connection through your phone or mobile hotspot, find a stream of the game, then connect your laptop to the TV with the S-video / HDMI / VGA cable. If you have or a friend has a slingbox, this is probably easier and more reliable than trying to find a random stream on a sketchy website.
If the game is on ABC, you'll be able to pick it up just fine on a digital TV with an over the air antenna. You can pick up one of those power converters from Radio Shack / AutoZone that converts your cigarette lighter in your car to a AC outlet.. you jsut have to know how many watts your TV pulls and know hte max output of the adapter so that you don't blow either one out.
Otherwise, just tailgate before hand, and when you're ready to focus on the game, walk to a campus bar... if you're east of State St by Yost / field Hockey field, then head to one of the bars at corner of State & Packard. If you're at the Golf Course or west of the stadium, walk up Main St to one of the bars.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||seconded||
The draw sound line is my fav too. I imagine that this is what grantland rice would write like were he alive today. Mitch albom, you are no johnny./p>
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Never mind the record||
Fister is a Sabre-metrician's wet dream. The guy has all the the advanced stats in his favor, had the worst run support in the majors in Seattle, and now he's got a team that has offense to bring to his back (tonight not withstanding). The Tigers may have gotten a steal in getting this guy. He's not going to be Greg Maddux, but I think he's the dependable #3 starter the Tigers have been looking for since Bonderman washed out.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Thank You||
God willing, my 2 yr old will be sporting the "Space Bitches Space" t-shirt at Daddy's booth while he recruits during the CoE career fair at end of September...
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Agreed||
IIRC, Welborne was so highly regarded most were considering him a 1st-3rd round pick in the NFL draft the following spring before the knee injury. This was spectacular at the time considering Michigan didn't put a huge number of high draft picks in the NFL during this era. Tripp was caught in the era before the Dr James Andrews revolution in ACL injury surgery/rehab so the knee innjury was basically the end of his career. He played one season with Minnesota although i think I remember him playing for the Detroit Drive or a season in NFL Europe?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Still waiting||
for my "space bitches space" in a toddler size....
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Re: "What does Bobby Lowder..."||
...have on them, other than a track record?"
Less morals, ethics. Lack of a soul.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Please please please||
uncover photos of Pryor doing lines of blow off a hooker in a sweatervest..... I know it has nothing to do with the Miami connection, but still, it'd be sweet.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Proof positive||
nothing cleans a mess like fire.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||And did you see||
SVP actually read the U story on Sportscenter? It was like he was reading a script in Soviet Russia on Pravda TV that if he said anything hat wasn't on the teleprompter he was going to be shot, sent to Siberia (i.e. ESPNNews), or mauled by a rapid ferret. Or all three.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I am not a Miami fan||
and I have hated Da U since I could remember watching college football. After reading that article, I feel like *I* need a shower right now. That's some serious shudder in the fetal position reading.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||If you play Eagle Crest||
don't bring your driver :)
The course continuously forces you to hit iron or fairway wood off the tee and is not forgiving / conducive for guys who like to actually use their $400 driver. Good course, but I like a course that demands some length off the box on more than half the holes. See Detnews.com's write up on it from a couple weeks ago if you want second hand verification.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I like Lake Forest, but it seems||
almost schizophrenic to me... is it a lake course or an "up north" forest course? Does it favor tight fairways or wide open looks? Yes the course was in good condition, but it just seemed like to me the course had two designers and I like a course that has a single underlying theme / strategy to its layout.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||If you haven't played||
Leslie Park on the north side of Ann Arbor, it's a gem. Rated top public course in Michigan by Golf Digest in 2009/10. Layout is fun, good challenging course. Tee times are a bit tricky, but if you can get on, it's the bee's knees.
Otherwise i'd reccommend Oakland University if you don't mind driving out to Rochester Hills. The regular OU course (Katke-Cousins) is a tournament grade typical Michigan forest track, and the newer course (R&S Sharf) is a links style that's pretty well thought of. I've played both a number of times and really like Katke. Playing on a Friday you should be able to get decent tee times, and the fees may be a little cheaper.
If you want to stay in the Ann Arbor area, I'd also reccommend Stonebridge GC just south of the Ann Arbor airport. Track winds through a housing community, but its challenging (#1 is a 428 yd par-4 beauty with a little elevation and a creek guarding approach shots), they have online specials, and the course is generally well maintained. Also they have yardage books on the carts which is always a nice touch.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Agreed||
the SEC is driven by football primarily (not academics, or well rounded athletic programs). The only ACC school that fits the bill is Florida State really. If the SEC wanted to make a splash with a non-football school, they'd try (but not succeed) to get UNC & Duke to instantly raise the profile of the SEC as a basketball conference (think Kentucky, UNC, & Duke in the same hoops conference would be like having Michigan, Ohio St, and Notre Dame in the same football conference). Plus without going to 16 teams, and not wanting to split up traditional rivals which the conference voting blocks are based on (Bama-Auburn, Tenn-Vandy, OleMiss-MissSt), you're looking at an eastern school to go with TAMU so as to put one in the SEC East and one in the SEC West.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I don't think OU is a option||
their academic profile is just not up to par with the rest of the B1G. Mizzou is more in line and with a 'CIC bump' would get into the range of other B1G schools. Pitt, Syracuse, ND, Maryland, Rutgers, or UVa & VT in a package deal are probably more in line with B1G culture and desires for market expansion.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||B1G Conspiracy theory: re 9 conference games||
16 teams in 4 divisions
Play everyone in your own division (3 games)
Play two out of four teams in every other division (2 * 3 div = 6 games)
9 game schedule, everybody plays everybody else at least twice in four years (home & away) with a rotating schedule.
Add a team west of Illinois (Mizzou?), add two eastern teams (Pitt, Maryland?), and a team that thinks they're an east coast school (ND? Syracuse?).. you get 4, 4 team divisions with major rivalries maintained.
Breaking news: Jim Delaney seen purchasing a white cat and a monocle....
|2 years 30 weeks ago||beg to differ||
Heard a number of Texas politicos on Rivals radion Sirius yesterday talking with Mike Leach during his show and the basic stance down there is that the whole "Texas legislature won't let Texas A&M leave" meme is a bunch of hooey since most TAMU alums are Ok with this, Houston would likely be invited to fill that void in the Big 12, and if the Big 12 really wants to reconsitute, they could invite more of the Texas schools currently in Conf USA (SMU, UTEP, Rice) to beef up the Big12 numbers wise without UTexas losing a dime. The only real political lever the Tex Leg has is restricting TAMU access to the oil field land grant fund that is already disproportionately weighted toward UTexas, and that, to most of the polticos that called in, would be political suicide for any legislator that tried to introduce that.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Don't forget||
A^2 is also buying / mandating the "green belt" to surround the city... I'm sure that's being done for free out of the goodness of people's hearts.
Actually, I'm OK with the University to pay for services rendered during "non-normal" conditions, i.e. Football Saturdays, Graduation, etc. If they wanted U of M to pay an additional fee for stop signs and traffic lights on campus for 365 every year, then I'd have an issue. If I was U of M, I'd agree but request (demand?) an accounting for every dollar spent.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Re: "We can just eminent domain up"||
When did we become Texas Tech?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||5th Sanford, Bursley, 96-97||
Got a room exchange to a single at Bursley from a multi-room at South Quad before I even moved in. Ended up being the room right across from the restrooms / showers. Nice thing is it was a co-ed hall and I always had my door open and coffee brewed in the morning for the ladies when they came. Too bad I was too much of a dork then to know how to "close the deal" as they say. Move in day was fun though as I had some upperclassmen there to help me put up my loft, and our hall instantly became friends. The group trips to Cottage Inn in the winter on Sunday nights were fun. Since I lived in a "nerd hall" (according to my Central campus friends) that just happened to have a group of 5-6 good looking females living on my hall, for the re-release of Star Wars into the theatres in early 1997, all the girls dressed as "slutty Star Wars chicks" for us going to the movie together. After that night I understood why I got all tingly as a youngster seeing Princess Leia in the barge bikini scene. Good times, good times.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||This is why Borges is such a boom/bust proposition||
with Denard, NO ONE is going to completely abandon being his shadow on any bootleg, but that means either hugely open slot receiver / TE just behind that LB shadow, or Denard 1 on 1 against a LB that the opposition coach "thinks" is fast enough to shadow Denard. One juke its "Hello Heisman!". If Borges utilizes this bootleg set correctly, AND Denard can consistently hit a 5--10 yd crossing pattern on the run, its GOLD JERRY, GOLD.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Dark horse in Super conference talk||
Don't forget that Conf USA is still out there, has some legit Div I schools including schools in the deep south football states of Florida & Lousiana (Cent Fla & Tulane) and Texas (including Houston, & SMU). I could see Conf USA prostituting themselves to the remaining Big XII schools even if UT leaves so that OU, OkSt, Kan, KSt grabs the Conf USA schools under the "Big XII" banner, keeps their auto-bid in the BCS (which would likely form the basis of autobids in a national playoff down the road), and actually set themselves up as a damn good basketball conference (think Kansas, OU, Memphis as a top tier with a second tier of Houston, OkSt, KSt, Tulane-- not half bad) that would probably get 3-6 bids each year.
At the end of the day, you'd have 5 superconferences:
ACC/Big East merger
in a 12 team playoff, that allows for 7 at-large bids (enough for 1 additional each for the superconferences and 2 throwaways to your BYU / ND / Mtn West / MAC / Sun Belt 1-yr wonders)
|2 years 30 weeks ago||VT and NC St are interesting||
Both would actually bring up the academic rep of the SEC, are second fiddles to other schools in their state (or in the case of NC St, 3rd). Texas Tech would be a nice counter with TAMU since the SEC could then move Alabama and Auburn to the SEC East (but we'd miss those Tuberville wars between TT and Auburn /s). Figure TAMU & TT to the SEC you'd get:
Florida, S Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama
Ole Miss, Miss St, LSU, Arkansas, Vandy, TAMU, TT
The official designation of "meat grinder" would shift from today's SEC West to tomorrow's SEC East.
Alternatively, scratch TT for one of the VT/NCSt teams and you'd get:
SEC East: Florida, SCar, Georgia, Kentucky, Tenn, Vandy, VT/NCSt
SEC West: OleMiss, Miss St, LSU, Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, TAMU
A litle more balanced, traditional rivalries are maintained (Vandy-Tenn, Bama-LSU) and TAMU picks up instant rival in Arkansas and VT/NCSt gets to scrap with Kentucky or SCar. Probably a better fit than the TAMU/TT combo deal.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Two thoughts||
1) Private schools with excellent undergrad academics but not much grad school academics (see: ND & BC) are going to get nailed with this metric. I would happily welcome BC in the BT if came to that, their ACADEMICS are right in line with us, but their RESEARCH is not. Their athletic programs are wide ranging and would be a hell of an addition in Basketball and ice hockey.
2) the most logical schools for us if you consider that the Big Ten's core "identity" if you will is that of large public research universities would be North Carolina and Virginia. Next on the list would fro mmy perspective would be Pitt and Missouri. If we go to 16 teams, we're going to need some Eastern reach so that Penn St has some rivals, since 16 teams likely means 4 divisions with a 3 in division / 2 out of division format for 9 games total. See below:
ERIE / APPALACHIAN Division: Penn St, Pitt, Eastern 1, Eastern 2
GREAT INDUSTRY Division: Michigan, Mich St, Northwestern, Ohio St
GREAT WOODS Division: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue
HEARTLAND: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Mizzou?
Eastern1 could be cherry picked Big East / ACC team (Rutgers/Syracuse/UVa), and Eastern2 could be Notre Dame (hell they think they're an East Coast team anyway). Great Woods preserves Minny/Wiscy rivalry and Indiana/Purdue grouping. Heartland keeps Nebraska/Iowa together, adds in Mizzou with standing rivalry with Neb and unspoken rivalry with Illinois.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Commence panic||
Begin recalculation of what our APR would be if Tate hadn't flunked out....
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Rumor's been picking up steam||
Feinbaum's radio show has had some reputable SEC reporters parroting this the past month... sounds like A&M is hedging its bets two fold:
1) realisation that UT's new TV deal is going to leave the rest of the Big12 behind
2) that TV deal may allow UT to break off and go independent, leaving the Big 12 in a heap of hurt
A&M's potential move would put it in position now to be valuable to the SEC by allowing a SEC presence in revenue rich Texas, provide another natural rival for Arkansas, and pave the way for Oklahoma to come the SEC on the SEC's terms if the Big 12 does indeed break up.
As to the odd number of SEC teams if A&M joins, adjoining rumor on SEC boards is that A&M would come as a package deal with one of the other state of Texas teams like Baylor or Texas Tech to appease the Texas legislature. You then would have probably Alabama and Auburn shift to the SEC East.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Need to back off Penny||
He's not a Cy Young candidate anymore like he was whenhe came up with Florida... he's a 5-7 inning veteran who will give up 3-5 runs... in other words, 85-90% of the time he gives your team a chance to win. I'll take that in a 4 or 5 starter. In today's game you need a dominant ace starter who gets around 20 wins, a 2 & 3 slot starter combo that will win 30+ games between the two fof them, and a 4 & 5 starter with a .500-ish record with around 10 -12 wins each. You get that, you then need 10-20 wins from your collective bullpen. That's a formula to make you a consistent playoff contender in every division in baseball except the AL East.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Last of the Frankenmuth Brewery||
6 pack I bought a week ago on my up to the UP for a wedding. it's the Pilsner. Wish I had more of the Cass River Blonde though...
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Two on-campus (ish) options||
Call the Library Bed & Breakfast on Mary St (no website, google the phone number). Small place right on Mary St by the IM Bldg. Innkeeper's a great lady. Not terribly big or fancy, but rates are reasonable (< $100/nite), includes breakfast, and she give you a key to the inn part of the house so you can go out drinking and not have to worry about being locked out. Since there's no website, she relies a lot on return business & word of mouth.
Second option is to go for one of the B&B's on teh west side past main St. Backpackers B&B is the one I remember first off. Go to bbonline.com and search in Ann Arbor.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I see a new||
Fandom Merit Badge being created...
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Shoe-- I may have a solution for you||
are you still on the military NIPRNET network?
Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Dude you're so wrong||
First, just got back from Mackinaw Island and my cell coverage was better there than in downtown Alpena. So you've got scoretracker or the Mgoblog ap for your phone.
Second, mackinaw island has shitloads of bars with TV's and Big Ten Network. You will not have a problem. Hit up the Pink Pony or there's a new sports bar right across the street from the Shepler's docks with good wings. If you're staying at the Grand Hotel or Mission Point, you will not have a problem talking the barman into switching TV channels to get Michigan on.
Do the wedding ceremony, in the interim find the nearest bar and watch the agme until the reception starts at 6 or 7p. Hopefully we should be into Jack Kennedy time at that point.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Spoiler Alert||
this sounds like the alternative beginning of the "Red Wedding" from Game of Thrones universe. It can not go well for you either way, my friend.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Why is that when I read these||
days to kickoff threads, I get the voice of The Count from Sesame Street in my head going "30 days to kickoff <thunder> ah ah ah... 29 days to kickoff <thunder> ah ah ah"
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I'm going to show my age||
Don't really like much of the new rap... give me EPMD, Erik B & Rakim, Doug E Fresh, Digital Underground, Heavy D, Big Daddy Kane any day of the week... that's why Backspin was & is my favorite Sirius XM channel.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Got married during football season||
but it was on a Friday in Ann Arbor before the away Iowa game in 2005-- poprivini (Polish day after wedding party) was a blast watching the game. Week before was the Manningham PSU game and that was a fun 2nd bachelor party weekend. Week after the wedding was the Northwestern night game and we had a flight that landed back from the honeymoon 2 hours before kickoff. all was well. and did I mention the wife was the one more worried about scheduling around the actual games?
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Second second on Graeters||
but I'd go with the Coconut chocolate chip.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||A couple suggestions outside the Cincy limits||
1) National Museum of the USAF at Wright-Patterson AFB... about a 45 min drive up I-75 to I-675 just south of downtown Dayton. Awesome museum if you're a aerospace junkie and make sure you take the tour of the Presidential and Test hangar which is actually inside the base perimeter (Museum is outside the base and can be visited without a problem. they have buses that take you to the presidential wing from the main museum lot.
2) Golf. Dayton and Cincy area have some pretty amazing golf courses. For one closer to Cincy, try Shaker Run between Exit 29 & Exit 32 on I-75. US Open qualifier course. Three different 9-hole layouts (a forest layout, a lakeside layout, and a meadows / links layout). Very fun and challenging.
3) Casinos. if you take the loop highway around Cincy (I-275) toward the Indiana border, you can hit the Hollywood Casino.. not a bad gambling hall and they have a decent golf course there as well.
4) Pick-up broomball... at a couple rinks in the Cincy area, they have regular drop in broomball nights where all you need is a helmet.. they'll lend you a stick. broomball is probably the second unofficial sport of Cincinnati as Cincy has a lot of Michigan and Miami grads who still play in multiple broomball leagues.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||You got it^^^||
Bubba Smith was the epitome of Biggie & Duffy's strategy for building MSU into the power it was in the 50's-60's. MSU cleaned up the black recruits from southern states and made themselves into national title contenders. It wasn't until Texas, Oklahoma, and the SEC started ending their racist ways that the football power shifted back toward the south during Bear Bryant, Darryl Royal, and Barry Switzer's rise in the 70's into the 80's which by that time racism (at least in recruiting) had been driven out of all major college football conferences.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Regular washing machine||
on gentle cycle and put the hat on the top of the load. Don't put it in the dryer, just let it air dry, and once or twice while trying stretch it out by putting your fists in the cap area and twisting gently. Saved multiple "franchise" style caps this way.
Also, if you have a cap with the plastic backing on the inside, cut it out carefully before washing... the cap will look more broken in and the plastic netting with actually warp in the washing machine or dryer making your hat look like a permanent dimple is on it.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I appreciate your utility curve generation||
but you're missing a huge variable in all this.... do you have bacon with the french toast? if you're taking the time to make french toast from scratch, you probably can fit a couple slives of bacon in the pan with the french toast, so now your time / value curve has to have a step function increase included for the added utility of bacon to the french toast / french toast stick / cereal analysis. At this point, its so obviously weighted toward the french toast with bacon, that you must choose the french toast / bacon combo unless you are acting irrationally.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Listened to both WDFN and 97.1||
when I was home two weeks ago for the first time in a couple years... man, both stations managed to keep the worst of the two talent bases and are completely unlistenable. WDFN is a hollow zombie-like corpse of itself (sit down Mr Paterno), with Sean B now a shill, Kowalski flailing as a full time host, and other poor talent on the air. 97.1 managed to amplify the worst parts of Stoney (he needed Wojo as a counterbalance to make it work) AND continue to give a mic to Terry Foster / Mike Valenti / Pat Caputo. Sad since when both were strong, Detroit's sports talk was as good as any city in the nation.
On another sports talk front, Steve Czaban's morning show (along with the rest of the Sporting News radio crew like Tim Brando) got bought out by Yahoo Sports, so they're now Yahoo Sports radio. Nice thing is I've texted Czaban's show and got a response that they're looking at bringing on a bunch of the Yahoo Sports writer talent including bloggers like Doc Sat for regular segments. If you need some sports talk in the mornings, I'd suggest Czaban on Sirius sat Channel 94-- it a national perspective with a funny group of guys that aren't nearly as smug on themselves as Mike&Mike.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Is Burbudge still an academic risk?||
I thought I heard that he making progress but not enough to warrant taking off the "Demar Dorsey Memorial Warning Siren" list?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||If Leach goes to UNC||
they will win the ACC within two years. Raback it.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||In all honesty, WMU is set up for success||
if Mich St doesn't improve with Anastos, WMU could become the #2 choice in the state for hockey talent especially with Northern self-exiling themselves to the WCHA with Mich Tech and Western having the chance to be the big dog in a revamped but smaller CCHA. WMU could carve themselves out a niche like a Bemidji St or Quinnipiac being a consistent national tourney appearance team from a smaller conference.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||nice thing about Leach's book||
is that every claim he makes about ESPN and Craig James is backed up by documents and depositions. I feel slightly bad for Leach, but a lot of it is on himself for handling the dismissal as he did. That being said, how he handled it is what makes Leach himself. I was hoping for a little more football philosophy from him in the book, but it's still pretty chock full of football nerdiness in addition to the more salacious ESPN/James stuff. I'm hoping he lands a good major conference job after this season (Washington? Iowa St?)
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Interesting||
If your superstar theory is to come to fruition, you have to identify a potential breakout star who can instantly impact... I would propose Mike Martin is the only player with that potential on our team today. *IF* a competent 3-tech DT emerges, that might be the easing Martin needs to have a blowup year and become a Suh-like dominent force. A dominating interior lineman is the quickest way in my opinion to improve a defense as a dominating interior lineman can singly disrupt both an interior run game and timing passing game, leaving a DC to scheme around a quick passing game or outside running game. But Martin has to stay healthy and Big Will or Ash HAS to show up as a sufficient DT. If they don't, it's last year all over again where Martin gets double-teamed until his ankles break.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||It's actually interesting||
I do high school recruiting fairs in the area for UofM and there's a fine line I walk when recruiting. I can talkk to any prospective student about the U and student life, but if they start asking about varsity sports teams, I have to either:
a) give them the contact information on the official U brochure for the athletic department
b) redirect them to only talk academics and admissions
Mike Shaw was one the guys who came to my table a number of years ago and I talked to him and his mom for about 20 minutes about the school in general. It was fun, and we didn't talk sports at all.