the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Jamal Crawford||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||There are PITCHf/x cameras in||
There are PITCHf/x cameras in every stadium. Time to do away with umpires calling balls and strikes.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||How about this then: I'm in||
How about this then: I'm in favor of any rule that eliminates the Wisconsin style of basketball as a practical game strategy. Increasing the number of possessions, allowing guards to not be constantly fouled on the perimeter, ending manipulation of block/charge by defenses, etc.
It's the same thing really.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I'd be in favor of college||
I'd be in favor of college basketball adopting just about any NBA rule they could.
Three point line, shot clock, game length, handchecking, timeouts, etc. Too many college games are borderline unwatchable and the rules are a big part of it.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||BTN revenue||
How would JHU share in conference revenue if this happened? I've also been thinking about this as it relates to hockey, maybe someone here knows how it works.
Is revenue from hockey/lacrosse broadcasts split evenly between every conference member, or just those who sponsor the sport? Seems unfair that non-hockey/lacrosse schools would get money from the BTN broadcasting those games.
To me it would be common sense to just give JHU 1/6 of the lacrosse revenue (and the B1G might be able to sign its own ESPNU contract with JHU on board), but I suspect it's more complicated than that.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||No chance of this happening.||
No chance of this happening. Just the Freep trolling for clicks.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Yikes||
They should just set up a field on a soundstage with the bands on the sidelines. These empty stadiums are embarrassing for everyone involved. Just makes it obvious that it's nothing more than a TV event.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||It's a testament to the||
It's a testament to the team's talent that they can go into a hostile environment against a team making crazy shots, play like shit for a half, and still be ahead.
They need to settle down, tighten things up, and come out and blow Bradley out of the gym.
|24 weeks 6 hours ago||It's hard to run a motion||
It's hard to run a motion offense or the like with a 24-second clock. Pick and rolls and pindowns are set plays too.
|24 weeks 6 hours ago||Better to punt one game than||
Better to punt one game than put yourself at a disadvantage in four different games. And as it's been said they almost won anyway. Pop knows what he's doing.
|24 weeks 7 hours ago||NIU to the BCS?||
Does NIU have a shot to move up to 16th? If UCLA and Texas both lose, they'd only need to jump Boise and us. How big a bump will they get from the computers for a win tonight?
Although I guess they might not jump UCLA regardless. It'll be interesting to see.
|24 weeks 10 hours ago||I've read that Stern doesn't||
I've read that Stern doesn't want the Spurs to set a precedent that makes resting players commonplace. But what kind of precedent does this set? Will the league start combing boxscores for suspicious DNP-CD's? Will players have to get approval from an independent doctor to sit out with an injury? All this does is make David Stern look like an ass.
Plus, fan reaction is overwhelmingly on the Spurs' side. My guess is Stern thought fans would be applauding him for this. Just a huge miscalculation. Can't wait for him to retire.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||The Spurs have done this||
The Spurs have done this several times over the last couple years. The only reason Stern is saying anything now is because they're playing Miami and it's a national TV game. If the Spurs were playing the Bobcats and it was on Fox Sports Southwest or whatever no one would care.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Well obviously cash isn't the||
Well obviously cash isn't the only thing you need, but it gives you a big head start. M can afford to pay its coaches as much or more than anyone else in the country. That being the case, why shouldn't our assistants be the best we can find?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Granted. But don't||
Granted. But don't underestimate the cash factor. Hoke should spend a lot of time watching tape and making a lot of phone calls to identify the best offensive assistant out there. Then he should offer him a giant raise to be our OC. This is the perfect way to spend Delany's millions.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Mattison was our third||
Mattison was our third defensive coordinator in four years and that worked out pretty well.
We broke the bank to hire him because he was an established defensive genius. I'm not plugged in enough to have names at the ready, but I'm sure there are established offensive geniuses out there. I don't see why we couldn't or shouldn't hire one.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Alabama up 42-0 at the half.||
Alabama up 42-0 at the half. Pretty bad week for Gene Chizik.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Just curious...||
Maybe I missed it, but was Maurice Clarett there? Do Ohio fans feel as warm and fuzzy about him as they do Tressel?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe they'll be better?||
Losing Lewan would hurt, but the other guys we're losing haven't exactly played well this year. By all accounts Kalis, Magnuson, et al. are talented players. Maybe after a year in the program they'll be an upgrade.
At least that's what I'm telling myself.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Happened already||
The 2004 Texas Longhorns. You might recall that they beat us in the Rose Bowl that year. Amazing when you think about it.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I realize this is a factor,||
I realize this is a factor, but why couldn't you do the same thing with academics independently of sports? Call up Berkeley, Stanford, Virginia, etc. I don't think they'd turn down membership in an elite CIC-style organization because we don't play them in football.
Of course it's all hypothetical since this will never happen.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||ESPN gets an average of $4.69||
ESPN gets an average of $4.69 per subscriber, per month.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Superconference||
I give up.
At this point a conference is little more than a group of partners in a cable TV network/rights contract. It's hard for me to feel as attached now to the B1G as I always have been.
If I were Mary Sue, I'd be working the phones trying to form a new superconference. Us, Ohio, USC, Florida, Texas, etc. Academics and geography be damned. If the only reason to have a conference is to provide attractive cable TV programming, why half-ass it? Let's go all the way.
If the B1G Network is a cash cow, imagine the Superconference Network featuring twelve national powerhouses. And imagine a home football schedule featuring four awesome conference games every year and never featuring Maryland or Rutgers.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||No no no||
A thousand times no
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Fuck This||
I'm a fan of the University's football team, not its balance sheet. I'm sick of all this TV market bullshit.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||You are now aware that we||
You are now aware that we just won a game in which Jareth Glanda was our third-leading receiver.
One of the craziest games I can remember. Awesome.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Brilliant article!||
I really hope we don't win the B1G. We'd have to give out Championship rings, just think of the potential violations!
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I don't think there's any||
I don't think there's any reasonable scenario where the owners win in court. Even the Supreme Court shot them down 9-0 in the American Needle case last year. That's why Goodell's public statements have all been pushing for new negotiations. The players called the owners' bluff.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Is Jerry still going at the||
Is Jerry still going at the Coach and Four? That place was the best.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||1) There aren't any||
1) There aren't any crappy/mediocre BCS teams in next year's field. They're all good to great teams (unless Tennessee collapses).
2) Marquee mid-majors that have already made a reputation for themselves don't need the preseason tournaments to get games. It's the VCUs and Richmonds of the world that do.