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|16 weeks 6 days ago||I'd be interested.||
I'd be interested.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Steve Holcomb had two||
Steve Holcomb had two bronzes, no?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Well yeah, of course. I'm||
Well yeah, of course. I'm just pointing out that sometimes we forget how small Canada is. In that light, 5 CA/FL teams vs. 7 in Canada isn't so shocking. Plus, Canada really has more like 8 when you factor in the fractional following that Detroit/Buffalo get in southern Ontario. Looking at demographics, by far the best location for expansion is somewhere around Hamilton, but I suspect that Toronto/Buffalo/Detroit are likely to continue to strongly oppose that.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Population of||
Population of Florida/California: ~57.8 million
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I still don't understand how||
I still don't understand how Ryan Duncan won a Hobey Baker
|23 weeks 3 days ago||What follows is conjecture.||
What follows is conjecture. Neg as you will.
I think that many of you are overthinking the cover-up angle and the amount of time that passed between incident and expulsion. Per the police report that was leaked this fall, an accusation was made and investigated. For whatever reason, the fellow student elected not to pursue the matter further. The police allowed the case to close without further action. To my knowledge, there was no OSCR action at this time. This makes sense as, per the article that Don linked above, prior to 2011 the OSCR process was complainant driven. If the woman was unwilling to pursue a criminal charge then I strongly suspect that she was unwilling to pursue an OSCR complaint.
The story gets renewed attention this fall when the police report is leaked. I suspect that someone within the University (OSCR, AD, administration) in an attempt to avoid a scandal, asks what action was taken in 2009 (and perhaps why no OSCR action was taken). Discovering that the process has now changed and having some reason to suspect that Gibbons may have assaulted another student, the case is sent to OSCR for adjudication. This process takes most of the semester and Gibbons is expelled in December.
This, of course, doesn't excuse Hoke from answering some hard questions about his comments regarding Gibbons (injury/familty matters). But, lacking further evidence, pardon me if I don't jump the conclusion that Michigan was engaged in a 4 year coverup/obfuscation/nefariousness.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Read the article that Don||
Read the article that Don linked. The whole point is that after 2011, the accuser no longer had to file a complaint with OSCR. If any University employees are aware (except a few special departments like CAPS) they are required to report and initiate the OSCR process.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I think that it's more likely||
I think that it's more likely that when the story resurfaced earlier this year, somebody within the OSCR or the AD asked some questions about why the case wasn't adjucated in 2009. Discovering a change in policy, they may have read the title IX rules carefully and decided that the OSCR process was warranted per the current regulations. In fact, as Gibbons was still a student, it was probably required.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Only if they make Aggie heads||
Only if they make Aggie heads asplode by putting it on the Longhorn Network.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I hate to break it to you,||
I hate to break it to you, but A&M fans have known for 6+ months that, barring some sort of injury or meltdown, Manziel would enter the draft. Great way to go out though, puts a nice spin on a semi-disappointing final season.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||No surprise on the lack of||
No surprise on the lack of suspensions.
I am a little bit surprised that there hasn't been more discussion around Braxton Miller leaving the bench during the fight. I suppose that there probably isn't a rule like the NBA/NHL to cover this, but I thought he was lucky to escape notice as he grasped a Michigan facemask and pulled a player several yards, before hiding behind several teammates.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Somebody tried to do this||
Somebody tried to do this with minor league baseball about 5 years ago, but the MLB quashed it. The concept there was that non-bonus prospects often have to work winter jobs to makes ends meet. The investors were essentially paying for the player to train year round in exchange for a cut of future earnings. I was very disappointed to have my $50 refunded. It seemed like a cool way to help a player pursue their dreams, and also develop a rooting interest in low level baseball.
I guess it was $20, not $50.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||It's been a great decade to||
It's been a great decade to have the top Petroleum Engineering program. On top of that, A&M didn't really stop being a small pseudo-military college until the 70's. the explosion in former students (alums) is just starting to bear fruit.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I'm beginning to find you||
I'm beginning to find you unpleasant.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Bad analogy. NASA did punish||
Bad analogy. NASA did punish astronauts for selling space trinkets.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Don't be, it sucks. In the||
Don't be, it sucks. In the vein of "pick a trendy name to draw in the desired crowd: pretentious douches that will overspend."
|1 year 6 days ago||Good for Glendening. Detroit||
Good for Glendening. Detroit is rapidly approaching the the 50 contract limit (I think this is 49) so this is a big vote of confidence that he's a) a guy they'd like to keep around Grand Rapids and b) somebody they can call up in an emergency and count on to fill a role.
|1 year 6 days ago||Ahem.||
|1 year 6 days ago||He played in 6 of the Wings||
He played in 6 of the Wings 14 playoff games. Obviously, he may have been banged up, but at his age/playing style I think that's the norm going forward. A better way to do this might the 23 tickets approach that Brian stole from soccer. In that context, he probably ranks somewhere between 10 and 14 amongst the forwards.
|1 year 6 days ago||I think that with the way the||
I think that with the way the roster is shaking out, they almost have to break camp with 14/7/2. Emmerton and Tootoo would be the obvious guys to try and send down, but neither clears enough cap space to sign Nyquist. (Tootoo probably clears enough to sign Andersson).
Ergo, I don't think the Wings are done moving pieces around. Quincey is another name that I've seen thrown around. Quincey and a couple of forward prospects might get Detroit one of the young Jets defensemen (Enstrom/Bogosian) that they've been linked to in the past. They were rumored to be sniffing around Edler at the draft, and the Canucks are a mess.
|1 year 6 days ago||Wings have ~$2.3MM to sign||
Wings have ~$2.3MM to sign Nyquist, Smith and Andersson. I'm no capologist, but if Samuelsson ($3MM) or Helm (~$2.1MM) goes on LTIR, I think that clears up some money. Also, they can go over by 10% but need to get under the limit before the season.
Right now (assuming Helm is healthy and Samuelsson is not) it looks something like:
Emmerton strikes me as replaceable, but I can't really see anyone wanting to trade for Tootoo. I don't think Detroit would trade Bertuzzi for some reason (not that there's a market there).
I *could* see Detroit trying to package Smith and Nyquist or Tatar for a top-4 defenseman, assuming hypothetical d-man had a small (<$4.5MM) cap hit.
|1 year 1 week ago||I've seen mock drafts with JT||
I've seen mock drafts with JT Compher sliding into the back of the first round. Downing should go 2-3. Motte maybe 3-5. Not the best Michigan draft ever, but solid.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||So, I'm pretty sure I lived||
So, I'm pretty sure I lived in David Alan Grier's room (145 Mosher). I can't quite figure out why I think that's so awesome, but I do. Definitely made my day, thanks for posting this.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Johnny Manziel thinks that||
Johnny Manziel thinks that Bob Stoops is overrated.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||That sounds like Wings&More.||
That sounds like Wings&More.
Although the Sodalak's in Snook was the best, and I think the only one that did deep fried bacon, they still have the Czech-Tex Steakhouse in Bryan. Come to think of it, I could really go for a good chicken fried steak.
Edit: looks like I was confused. The CS location went under, but Snook and Bryan are still open. Another place to visit next time I'm in town.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Haha, just giving you a hard||
Haha, just giving you a hard time. I don't actually have a chicken preference. I'd rather hit Fuego or Fargo's (!!!) or Koppe Bridge or even The Chicken (not for the chicken, for beer and burgers). Jeez, I miss the BCS food scene. Has to be one of the most underrated food towns in the country.
I think the Sodalaks in Snook is no more, which is a real tragedy. My advisor used to drive potential grad students out there for lunch. It's about a 15 minute drive further and further into the country, and it was fun to watch them get more and more confused about where we were going. Then we'd get there and old man Sodalak (RIP) would be sitting at the first table by the door chain smoking. We never got any of those grad students to join us, but it was always a hoot.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||You lost me at Layne's......||
You lost me at Layne's......
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I'm a little bit dubious||
I'm a little bit dubious about the wisdom of this. A couple of years ago, they couldn't fill the seats they had. Now they're adding more. While I think that A&M will be better at football through the 10's than they were in the 00's (Fran!) this still feels like extrapolating on a transient to me.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Wow. I've been to West, TX||
Wow. I've been to West, TX many times. They pride themselves on their Czech heritage, and the kolache bakery on I-35 was one of my go-to stops on the drive up to Dallas. I would sometimes bring them home with me at Christmas to needle my friends of Czech heritage because Michigan-Czech kolache are very different than Texas-Czech kolache.
You'd have a hard time finding a place with more of a small Texas town feel than West. My thoughts and prayers go out to them as they'll never be the same.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Several years ago (2007) I||
Several years ago (2007) I was at the BW3 in College Station to watch an 11AM game on the BTN. There were only two customers in the place that early, so we struck up a conversation. The other guy described going to the Big House in '77 and A&M getting blown out. It wasn't until later that I realized he was the QB for that A&M team, David Walker. By that time his family had joined him and I'd missed my chance to quiz him about what it was like to play in those days.