|3 weeks 12 hours ago||this is important||
While we here on the website obsess over facility upgrades for water polo coverage, schlissel's got a lot coming at him as soon as he steps in the job 15 July. There's issues with aca compliance in the M health system, a potentially huge re-org in the College of Engineering, potentially two college deans needing to be replaced in succession within a year, and I've heard that he really wants to get on a national stage in establishing better nat'l security credentials for the university in concert with Simon at MSU. Those are issues far outweighing the potential replacement of an AD who has the department in the black, has grown nonrevenue sports, and has not presided over major scandal. Caveats apply (one being if 100k streak stops and/or Brandon pisses off one huge donor), but by in large i think Brandon is safe on the argument that the new pres has bigger fish to fry right away.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||And the East gets weaker!||
Yay Red Wings!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Got it.||
Thanks. Mods, feel free to delete the thread unless there's dissenting opinion.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I just checked the Trade Machine||
and Greg Monroe & Rodney Stuckey for Anthony Bennett and Dion Waiters + #1 works.... Just sayin'.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This is my wonder||
At this point, Lebron has his two rings and four "The Finals" (TM) appearances in a row. Wade is breaking down, looking like Melo to Chicago. Does Bron's guilt/hubris/irrational desire to be loved by "everyone" think that to cement his "legacy" as the all-time great he can go to Cleveland and try to break a long standing curse by winning a championship with the Cavs? Or 2? Or 3? or 4? (oh stop me now...). I've always been hesitant to the idea LeBron's going anywhere but the easiest path to the finals, but let's be honest, if Derrick Rose isn't Derrick Rose anymore and Indiana can't get mentally tougher / better, is there another team in the Eastern Conference that could challenge ANY team with LeBron right now? Add in Cleveland can pick whoever it needs to compliment LeBron (or trade assets and the pick for other assets... last year's #1 to the Pistons for Greg Monroe? This year's #1 and last year's #1 to Minnesota for Kevin Love?), and if LeBron can be happy with the coach (which by the media reports out of Miami by the end of the year last year, LeBron thought he WAS the coach), why not to Cleveland where he can sandblast out the biggest blotch on his legacy?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Concede on the overhype||
But I honestly thought Bradley was probably 1 or 2 on the squad coming out of our qualifying campaign with Altidore; Dempsey, Howard, and Cameron as next best tier. The fact that we're in position to advance (and should have!) with next to no Altidore, Bradley playing poorly, and Cameron playing like a roller coaster actually has me feeling kind of good. Besler, Beckermann and Jones playing as revelations with Dempsey reverting to his killer form has been a hugely surprising balance to the poor play from others. And Howard I would say has been good not great-- what I expect out of Howard.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Totally missed the point of my post||
He isn't on the team because of his dad, he's on teh team because of the long haul he's one of the top 1-3 players in our nation. My point was his play has been so uncharacteristically bad, it's like someone kidnapped Bob on his way back from Egypt and was holding him ransom for Michael to play bad. The comment was a tongue in cheek criticism like BRadley's been tanking on purpose. I'll include appropriate hashtagz and sarcasm markers for you next time.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||worried about Bradley||
Two late game gaffes from our supposed most heady player. Anyone see if his dad is being held hostage by some nefarious peeps after coaching Egypt? Our hopes in advancing lie in Bradley being able to outplay top Euro and South American midfielders. If he can't, then we're in worlds of hurt.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Question(s) on rooting interests||
So the first game is easy... Waffles over North African deserts all day.
Second game: Do I reflexively cheer against Mexico, or do I cheer for chaos inducing upset if Brazil loses? If Brazil loses, do the people sacrafice the coach to a river teeming with man eating piranhas? Cause that'd spice things up a bit.
Third game: We are SO anti-Russia still, yes? I mean for what they did to Apollo Creed? And how can you cheer against Korean girl pop groups? Can CRex comment on whether his wife is going Korea-zy? (get it? Crazy? Korea-zy? huh? huh?)
|6 weeks 2 days ago||so that happened||
I guess we don't have to worry about:
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'm thinking 3-4 seasons||
As mentioned below the culper story basically starts at Washington's defeat in new York and ends after Arnold's defection (sorry, spoiler alert for those of you fell asleep in American history). I think that and the way they set up Tallmadge v Andre for Season 2 lends itself to 4 seasons max. Any more and they'll have to start psuedo history revisionism
|7 weeks 2 days ago||yep||
Turn uses that book as source material for the show. I like it- its not over cgi'd the drama is relatively historically accurate, and I like the character interplay. Its a lot of point counterpoint which was the nature of warfare at that time. In addition, we are probably spoiled in terms of what to expect from intelligence operations what was considered earth breaking Intel then is assumed to be known now in the age of NSA wiretaps and spy satellites. I think the series picks up pace nicely after the introduction of major Andre. I'm hoping for at least a three season run because I want to see how they treat the entire Benedict Arnold story- that and Trenton were the Cupper ring's two biggest contributions to the war.
Amazingly the info we have on the Culper ring wasn't really known until the mid-20th century. And we still don't know for sure who Agent 355 was. (Read a history book). The culper story really illustrates how Washington was ahead of his contemporaries and that he really was a key figure in defeating the British.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||So you're saying there's a chance||
So if I'm Landon Donovan's biggest stalker fan, who am I aiming a sniper rifle at...errrr, hoping gets hurt... errr, hoping plays well in the upcoming friendlies? Davis? Green? Wondo?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Question for the Soccer-illuminati on the board||
Is there a taxi squad or injury replacement allowance for rosters leading up to the WC or is this 23 it come hell or high water? US still has a couple friendlies before Brazil and should someone on the lower half of the 23 get hurt, is Donovan a possible late addition? He's taking this well in the media so I'm wondering if he thinks there's still a shot to make on the final plane as long as he plays good soldier..
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I've read a lot of pieces on Donovan the past day||
And I'm having a hard figuring out why he was left off the roster as he:
1) Does still have value in VERY limited minutes when you're looking to go all out offense
2) Was still seen by active players as respected
and (3) made no bones about the willingness to come off thebench and not be a head case.
You would think that for team unity, JK would have found a ceremonial sit-on-the-bench 23rd spot for him like England tried to do for Beckham. That said, the piece on SI by Grant Wuhl that talked about Klinnsman's penchant for guys that go all out (see the quotes from Jurgen about Wondo) may just speak that JK's going for a culture change of guys who would run through a brick wall for the national team. Donovan's sabbatical and his somewhat reluctant desire to get back to national team competition didn't speak for the intensity that JK has been looking for. I gotta think that either in body language or how he was preparing, Donovan just wasn't showing the balls to the wall despiration that JK was seeking. Remember Eddie Johnson was left off the invited 30 for the training camp too. Message should be received now by Altidore, Dempsey, et al that any slack will not be tolerated.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Next on the mound is hard throwing rookie Rick Vaughn||
He was a juvenile delinquent in the off season.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Just remember when you watch it||
1) This was made before Charlie Sheen, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes, or Dennis Haysbert made it big. Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen were the star power.
2) This was made BEFORE the Indians went through their 90's renaissance with Albert Belle, Jacobs Field, etc. When this was released, the Indians were basically the Cubs with a shittier stadium, and less passionate fans. After this movie, it took on a bit of apocryphal context since the Indians ended up turning into a respectable powerhouse for a 5-10 yr period.
3) Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn was the inspiration for multiple nut-case hard throwing relievers in the 90's like Rob Dibble, Mitch Williams, John Rocker, etc. This movie came out right as was playing Little League and so an entire generation of 30-40 yr olds now naturally assume that to get out of the biggest jams in life, you always fuck the curveball and give 'em the heater.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||(You all aren't going top believe this)^2||
I believe both of you and will raise you that someone has written a doctoral dissertation on how Dennis Haysbert's rise in portrayals from Pedro Cerrano to President David Palmer enabled the election of Barack Obama as POTUS.
"Hayworth hit that ball a mile"
"You know that ball wouldn't have been out of a lot of parks"
"Oh, yeah? Name one."
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The comments add to the fun||
After I forwarded him the link, my coworker who is a Mich grad and Iowan just looked at me with Lee Trevino face from Happy GIlmore and rolled sadly back into his cubical.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Stauskas is borderline Top-10 pick||
According to reports out of the draft combine and other workouts, Nik is showing enoug ball handling skill that NBA types think he can play limited minutes in a 1-spot, is most likely a 2, but could also go to a 3 in a small ball lineup. His athleticism he's showing in workouts along with his rep as a "smart" player is easing GM's concerns about his defensive prowess, in that if he's in a consistent system, he'll likely be able to fill his role in a rotation heavy defensive scheme. The performance in the tourney where he showed he can play the passer out of a pick and roll set as well as a pull up shooter has many NBA types saying he could be highly effective in either a analytics-influenced motion offense or a set play pick and roll. As long as he lands with a coach who has more knowledge than "give it to my 3 and get out of the way" offense, he should be successful. My personal feeling is he'll be a taller Vinnie Johnson or Micheal Cooper type. Borderline starter / definite 6th man with high offensive ceiling and valuable because of positional versatility.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||good one||
I was in a pub in Mayfair in london watching this. The Brits lost that game and the bartender as he was filling up my pint glass looks at me and says "it was fun but frankly we haven't beaten the Jerry's without you yanks since before the kaiser.". Ah yes, British bartenders versed in historical fact.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||soccer is known for this||
Likely best military history related trolling of a soccer fan base since english fans started chanting "if you won a world war please stand up?" During a Germany friendly
|17 weeks 5 days ago||maybe its just the bellaire brown talking||
But if I'm a new age NBA gm with a team of outside gunners, I'm watching that game figuring out how to get a 6'9" guy who's strong, plays baller low post defense without being a shot blocker, knows how to defense pick and roll from multiple concepts, has a great grasp of big man pick and roll action including a savvy ability to slip the pick action, has a couple low post moves with soft touch, AND has improved every year he's played on my team. Yes I'm looking at you Golden State and San Antonio and Miami.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Stauskas dunk||
Waching that Stauskas dunk attempt was the most amazing miss I've seen in Michigan basketball in 20 years. Even with that miss he probably moved up 2 slots in NBA draft projections by showing that he can take guys off the dribble with pure athleticism and has the ups to finish at the rim with a strong take. That was not a 6'6" stringy frosh tweener exploiting a wide open blown assignment... that was a MAN move with some power. If any draftnik mentions Stauskas's lack of athleticism, dude should be flat out called racist.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I like the fact||
That we're in a place where Sweet 16 is expected. Yay for superior coaching. Yay.
|19 weeks 3 days 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.
|20 weeks 2 days 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.
|20 weeks 2 days 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.
|20 weeks 2 days 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.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||road is pretty much defined||
We lose both next week, we're not in.
|21 weeks 6 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.
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||and somewhere||
Gene keady's head just exploded like that guy from "scanners"
|22 weeks 3 days ago||video caught of culprit!|
|22 weeks 3 days ago||surely||
You can't be serious.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Shawn hunwick returns sat||
And all Goes well. Thanks tiny Jesus!
|22 weeks 3 days 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?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||why am i||
Weirdly aroused by this graphic?
|22 weeks 3 days 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.
|22 weeks 3 days 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!
|22 weeks 3 days ago||it's not like I said||
To give her a sandy Eskimo...
|22 weeks 3 days 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.
|22 weeks 3 days 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.
|22 weeks 3 days 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.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I will only cheer for canada||
If a win guarantees a robin sparkles comeback tour.
"Let's go to the mall!"
|22 weeks 3 days ago||poulin?||
I love that shit especially with extra gravy on the frites.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||so if price wins today||
Will Canada finally stop complaining about the lack of goaltender development since brodeur got old?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||gawd I hate crosby||
But its starting to be in the "because he's so good" category like Gretzky.
|22 weeks 3 days 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.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder if||
Haley wickenhiser will let Sidney Crosby use her Pierre Trudeau shaped dildo.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||doc emerick is on today||
The Gus Johnson of hockey. And I love it.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||so do downing and bennett||
Approach pronger like ice time tonight?
|23 weeks 2 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.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I say fsu||
For the comfort and lack of drama with mama
|25 weeks 1 day 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.
|25 weeks 5 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.
|26 weeks 1 day 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.
|26 weeks 1 day 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.
|26 weeks 5 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...
|26 weeks 5 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?
|26 weeks 5 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.
|27 weeks 5 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.
|27 weeks 5 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.
|28 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 7 hours ago||triple post||
|29 weeks 7 hours ago||double post||
|29 weeks 7 hours ago||does this mean brian||
Will be starting off podcasts with phone calls from Jim in Tuscaloosa saying, "but briiiiiannnn"
|29 weeks 7 hours ago||does this mean brian||
Will be starting off podcasts with phone calls from Jim in Tuscaloosa saying, "but briiiiiannnn"
|29 weeks 7 hours 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".
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||do you think Theresa sullivan||
Is still viable?
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||double post||
|29 weeks 13 hours 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. :)
|29 weeks 6 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.
|33 weeks 3 days 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.
|33 weeks 3 days 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.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||unfortunately||
Isthereariotineastlansing.com is down....
|33 weeks 4 days 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.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||this is like||
Mizzou v Oklahoma circa 2005
|33 weeks 4 days ago||gary moeller?||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||this looks like a classic big12 game||
Both teams marching up and down, only defense being key turnovers.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||its about in the 20s||
With a brutal wind.
Related note, anybody see ucf at smu had 1000 people total?
|33 weeks 4 days ago||wow||
This game is sloppy. Oh I'm sorry Verne, "shows the sec toughness and parity"
|33 weeks 4 days 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.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||question for gary||
Is the #spreadstilldead?
|33 weeks 5 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.
|36 weeks 6 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.
|36 weeks 6 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."
|38 weeks 5 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.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Love the student announce team||
but I still miss "Back to You Guys" reporter from WCBN. .
|38 weeks 5 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.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||wcbn...||
Back to you
|39 weeks 5 days ago||as a coworker||
Who is a BC grad is fond of saying, "it sucks to BU"
|40 weeks 4 days 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.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||for those with direct tv||
Game against unh on Fri is on channel 623 (fcs)
|41 weeks 6 days ago||on a related note||
Wings down 1-0 to phx. 14:00 1st period
|41 weeks 6 days ago||ah wcbn....||
I tuned in to hear "back to you guys" guy. Alas, he is no longer part of the broadcast team.
|44 weeks 10 hours ago||iwas expecting more fireworks||
And unicorn ms paint drawings, but they do have Parchesi on the lido deck, so that's cool.
|44 weeks 11 hours 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.
|46 weeks 5 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. :)
|46 weeks 5 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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:
|1 year 5 weeks ago||northern michgan||
Inlaws have a big cottage between alpena and Rogers city. Lake access, good beer store in alpena (Jimmy's) and relaxation.
|1 year 7 weeks 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 :)
|1 year 10 weeks 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....
|1 year 12 weeks 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.
|1 year 15 weeks 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
|1 year 16 weeks 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
|1 year 16 weeks 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.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||double post||
|1 year 16 weeks 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?"
|1 year 17 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||odds||
That belein cashes in with a happy gilmore like subway endorsement contract after the tourney run
|1 year 17 weeks ago||is this related||
To the unconfirmed but totally happened robot invasion \ destruction of north campus circa 1999?
|1 year 18 weeks 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 21 weeks ago||is there a way||
I can PayPal ferns $15 to send saban a #135 shirt?
|1 year 23 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 24 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 25 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 25 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 26 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 27 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 29 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 32 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 32 weeks ago||I drink corrected.||
|1 year 32 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 32 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 32 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 35 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 36 weeks ago||Polish Sports Hall of Famer||
All Kielbasa-ganders worldwide are praying for Iron Mike right now...
|1 year 36 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 47 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 48 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 52 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.
|2 years 14 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.
|2 years 14 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.
|2 years 18 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.
|2 years 18 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 19 weeks ago||Andddd||
no matter what tomorrow, we have our #1 seed. Woo friggin hoo.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Andddd||
no matter what tomorrow, we have our #1 seed. Woo friggin hoo.
|2 years 19 weeks 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 19 weeks ago||BG goalie||
is playing out of his friggin mind. Karma's gotta end for him soon.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||So with Minny losing||
pretty much if we win tonight no matter what, we get a #1 seed right?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||PS||
Hunwick is Tiny Hasek.
|2 years 19 weeks 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 20 weeks 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 20 weeks 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 20 weeks 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 27 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 29 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 29 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 29 weeks ago||pray mgoblog nation||
That wasnt post concussion nausea by tiny jeebus.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||ahh mongolia||
Crex is my muse.
|2 years 30 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 30 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 31 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 32 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 33 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 36 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 36 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 37 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 37 weeks ago||i heard||
Ray's mom Marie made that trophy. Frank is still trying to remember what that reminds him of...
|2 years 38 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 39 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 39 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 40 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 40 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 42 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 42 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 43 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 43 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 43 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 45 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 45 weeks ago||Paging Jack Swarbrick||
your earthquake in college athletics in is room 2. Jim Delany has sent a fruit basket.
|2 years 45 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 45 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 47 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 47 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 48 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 49 weeks ago||Still waiting||
for my "space bitches space" in a toddler size....
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Re: "What does Bobby Lowder..."||
...have on them, other than a track record?"
Less morals, ethics. Lack of a soul.
|2 years 49 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 49 weeks ago||Proof positive||
nothing cleans a mess like fire.
|2 years 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 weeks ago||Re: "We can just eminent domain up"||
When did we become Texas Tech?
|2 years 49 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 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 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.