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|4 days 21 hours ago||This guy||
Maybe it's the mustache, but this guy reminds me of Fred Jackson... only younger and better at dancing :-)
|5 days 14 hours ago||:-)||
|6 days 14 hours ago||I bet Hoke and Nuss agree||
I bet Hoke and Nuss agree with you!
|6 days 15 hours ago||First off, it's FCS and FBS,||
First off, it's FCS and FBS, not 1AA and 1A. Secondly, App St. made the move to FBS this year and are now a member of the Sun Belt conference. Starting next year, they will be eligible to earn bowl bids.
|1 week 1 day ago||It was meant more as a comment on the lose-lose||
It was meant more as a comment on the lose-lose aspect of scheduling such a game and captures the feeling we'll all have every time the Horror is mentioned or replayed on screen
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Any chance he wants to buy 2||
Any chance he wants to buy 2 more? ;-)
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Actually, "badly" isn't||
Actually, "badly" isn't correct either. To hate someone "so badly" suggests that one is "so bad" at hating said person. It would be more appropriate, and less ambiguous, to say that he hates him "so much."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I like how you're finding a||
I like how you're finding a way to pin this on Brandon when the contract started in 2008. As detailed on mlive last year, Brandon is aware of the inferior product and has stated that UM will negotiate as they near the end of the contract (2016-17 season). However, they'll continue to honor the contract in the near future, despite the hiccups. Presumably, there are pretty steep penalties for breaking the contract, not the least of which is coming across to other apparel companies as a client willing to break a contract for greener pastures.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||SHOCKING||
It's absolutely shocking to me that some of these policies weren't already in place:
- Baseline testing in the preseason for every athlete in which he or she competes
- Requiring medical personnel who are trained in concussion diagnosis and treatment to attend all games and practices for all NCAA contact sports. The settlement defines contact sports as football, lacrosse, wrestling, ice hockey, field hockey, soccer and basketball.
- Prohibiting athletes from returning to competition on the same day they are diagnosed with a concussion.
- Requiring that schools provide NCAA-approved concussion training to athletes, coaches and athletic trainers prior to each season.
- Implementing concussion tracking so schools will report concussions and their resolutions.
I coach middle school track and our district has every one of these policies in place currently... for middle schoolers... running track... shocking.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||looks more like Gorgeous||
looks more like Gorgeous Borges than Bain... or is that just me?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Lets.... Go.... WHISTLE!!!||
Lets.... Go.... WHISTLE!!!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||CORNER!!!||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||32 :-(||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||What's your point? Indy has||
What's your point? Indy has also successfully hosted the superbowl and the final four within the past 5 years (and they're hosting the FF again next year), as well as the B1G Tournament and previous B1G championship games, not to mention the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400. To suggest that they're not able to host an event of this size is ridiculous. It's also much more centrally located than Detroit and a great deal safer and cheaper to find accommodations in. I know Indy isn't the most exciting city in the world but, outside of Chicago, it's probably the best location in the midwest to have it.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Point of fact, Maryland has||
Point of fact, Maryland has the exact same line that we do... 7.5 wins (over -140, under +100)...
|26 weeks 3 days ago||If we're talking about||
If we're talking about getting laughed out of a stats 101 class, then let's be real. Counting medals per capita is ridiculous unless it takes into account ALL the medals awarded. For example, when the U.S. gets their silver in hockey, they are actually awarded 25 silver medals (42 if you're counting coaches), not just 1. If you're going to compare medals per capita, then you have to take into account the amount of PEOPLE getting medals, not the amount of events that are medaled in.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||He hasn't yet, but the live||
He hasn't yet, but the live stream is here: http://www.freep.com/livestream/article/20140205/SPORTS07/140205003/signing-day-malik-mcdowell-southfield
|29 weeks 7 hours ago||just confirmed for me... SNOW||
just confirmed for me... SNOW DAY!!!!
|29 weeks 9 hours ago||I don't know, after listening||
I don't know, after listening to the entire interview, it seemed like she wanted to clear things up regarding people misquoting her in the media.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||While I understand the use of||
While I understand the use of this classification by the SAPAC, I do think it's a slippery slope to say that any intoxicated person, as a result of being intoxicated, is unable to provide consent to a sexual act. By that definition, Gibbons was also a rape victim since he was under the influence of alcohol and could not have provided consent himself.
The fault lies in the phrase "under the influence of alcohol." There is, obviously, a large difference between being intoxicated and having had so much to drunk that you can't stand up, talk clearly, and/or remember the details of what's transpiring around you.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||whoops||
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree that there was||
I disagree that there was "clear and convincing evidence" in 2009. The police report filed presented 2 accounts of the story, both of which shared a number of details but differed greatly in tone and perspective. Given that both Gibbons and the alleged victim were under the influence at the time and known to be friends, it would be impossible to declare whether the incident was sexual assault or not, unless you were prepared to declare one of them a liar. Add to that the fact that she opted not to press charges, and it makes sense that the University did not persue discipline.
A possible explanation for the delay in action (in addition to the changes in policy) is that the alleged victim, who is very active in the university's campaign against sexual assault and their policies regarding investigations, may have waited until 2013 to devulge more detailed information on her own personal experience with sexual assault.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Actually, the athletic||
Actually, the athletic department and student athletes DID participate in sexual assault awareness... called the I WILL campaign:
|30 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm all for adding||
I'm all for adding protections for player safety, but let's not pretend that student athletes aren't already compensated, with the VAST majority being compensated FAR in excess of any revenue they generate for the university. Giving players a "cut" of that revenue will only serve to reward a small percentage of student athletes while hurting all of the others. Those few athletes that will benefit from pay are the same athletes most likely to get paid exorbitant salaries when they go pro. The system isn't perfect, but paying players only creates MORE problems. Give this article a read: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffreydorfman/2013/08/29/pay-college-athletes-theyre-already-paid-up-to-125000year/
|30 weeks 17 hours ago||While this would surely go a||
While this would surely go a long way towards eliminating players' being "cut" from the team, it's still all too easy to exploit. If you set an annual scholarship limit of 25, schools could simply create an environment where 5 or 6 years becomes the norm to graduate a player, allowing them to have 125-150 scholarship players at a time.
And you can't simply place a 4 year cap on the scholarships because so many talented student athletes legitimately take a red-shirt and need a 5th year to develop.
Of course, as we've seen with a record amount of underclassmen declaring for the NFL, the Alabamas of the world will have a hard time retaining top talent for even 3-4 years, let alone 5-6. So now we'll see top programs actually fielding teams with less scholarship athletes than lower tier programs. Does this create parity? Maybe.
But let's not forget how Title IX plays into this. Those same lower tier schools that might have exploited the rule by having an excess of 100 scholarship players at a time will struggle to afford having that many players on scholarship because it will involve creating additional scholarships for female student athletes.
This is making me dizzy...
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, but against a better||
Yes, but against a better defense, the DE tackles him behind the line if he makes that read, whereas he has a chance to get outside because of how far back he is, even with the DT beating Glasgow.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||True but, even without the||
True but, even without the power of hindsight, he's far enough behind the line to get around the DT and get behind Lewan.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I couldn't agree more||
I couldn't agree more. If Fitz reads the blocks and continues to run to the weakside (left), every defensive lineman is blocked, Lewan picks up the LB, and our receiver (can't tell who it is in this clip) is available to block downfield. This play could have been a 1st down and then some type of play.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think Gardner was||
I don't think Gardner was saying that Gallon mocks the other team, just that he laughs as he scores. It's not as if he's pointing and laughing at individual players. I see it more as how Denard used to smile as he played... it wasn't meant to mock anyone, it was as if he knew something that his opponents did not and the knowledge of that brought a smile to his face :-).
|47 weeks 2 days ago||VERY EXCITED!||
I just spent the last 45 minutes or so reading your blog and checking out your Kickstarter page. I'm VERY excited about BnB and can't wait to check it out. I'm a teacher and live in Carmel, just north of your location! Have you given any thought to creating a space for book clubs? I can't possibly think of a greater place for a book club to meet than a place like BnB, and it would be a great way to encourage repeat business! I came across this site: http://bookclub.meetup.com/cities/us/in/indianapolis/ and thought it would be cool to cater to some of these clubs (similar to how a bar might host recreational sports teams) by having a special corner or table set aside to reserve for book clubs. Hell, I'd create a club just to have an excuse to stop by every week!