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|4 weeks 2 days ago||I was in Madison in 1997 (?)||
I was in Madison in 1997 (?) when Maurice Taylor broke his nose and bled all over Wisconsin's court. Despite the obviously serious injury he had, even I had to chuckle at the loud "Shoot him like a horse" chant inside the Field House. There are bigger fish to fry than trying to tame the fans.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||This should matter to||
This should matter to us...
...sadly it doesn't.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Can't embed the photo but||
Can't embed the photo but scroll to the CW photo and I'm the dude behind him in the (old school) maize shirt on the field at the Rose Bowl after winning the NC. Pic just released this week and it kind of made my week, especially with the retirement looming. Pretty amazing memory.
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|12 weeks 6 days ago||Working link!!!|
|24 weeks 2 days ago||More recently, after noticing||
More recently, after noticing a demographics gap in their profits, Mr. Brandon proposed refocusing the business of Toys R Us. Specifically, all bicycles with training wheels are to be replaced with motorized Rascals, the plush toy sections are to be swapped out in exchange for robust displays of Depends, and all candy is to be substituted out for laxatives and vitamin supplements.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||As a lifelong Laker fan, I||
As a lifelong Laker fan, I just hate that Magic is a Spartan. I have spent my lifetime ignoring the fact that my childhood idol came from that place.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||1. Breaking Bad2. Sons of||
1. Breaking Bad
2. Sons of Anarchy
4. Game of Thrones
5. Lost/Sopranos/Six Feet Under...
Lots of amazing shows I could fill in at #5, but 1-4 are clearly the ones that impacted me most. It takes a couple days to catch your breath after an episode of any of those series.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||You might be right, but the||
You might be right, but the fact that we went 5-7 is precisely the reason why it is not a great idea.
|1 year 16 hours ago||Brady Hoke = Tom Crean?||
While he did inherit a program in the midst of
1) He coaches one of the most storied
2) His school is the flagship university in a state with plenty of high-level
3) He has had plenty of recruiting success, reeling in plenty of highly ranked and talented players.
4) His school has
Maybe it's time to move on.
|1 year 6 days ago||UM and UCLA grad here||
I have my undergrad degree from UM and grad degree from UCLA, so here's the deal. UCLA has weather and their student body some other pleasureable aesthetic advantages over UM. But, I've always wondered how they could recruit when they have to put their recruits in a car/bus and drive an hour+ in traffic to show them their stadium. The Rose Bowl is nowhere near campus, and the students don't have a clue about football. To me, selling UM's history and passion for the game and gameday experience is the biggest advantage. Sitting in the stands during a UCLA game and listening to fans (if they are even paying attention to the game) is a weird experience. They truly don't know anything about the game, nor do they really care.
|1 year 1 week ago||It's really more than just a||
It's really more than just a month. Meyer was effectively unemployed prior to the OSU job other than random color commentary gigs for espn. He could scout recruits and stay on top of things before being hired, so he likely had targets in mind the day he stepped in the door. Harbaugh was employed, and presumably focused on that job, until the day he was hired. I think that's likely a big difference too. Plus, Meyer was only one year removed from college coaching. Lots of elements that would swing the recruiting pendulum in his direction.
|1 year 1 week ago||Hackett seems to be too in||
Hackett seems to be too in tune with the fanbase and tradition to mess with OSU. The only conclusion here is that he is blatantly telling the knowledgeable fanbase that the MSU game will be at night in 2015.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Does anyone really think||
Does anyone really think Saban is in contract negotiations with another school while beginning the home stretch of the season with the top-ranked team in the country?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||J_m _ar_a_gh to be next coach at _______n||
Ready to go...
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Sorry guys...that was a clean||
Sorry guys...that was a clean block
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Maybe I'm out of touch, but||
Maybe I'm out of touch, but doesn't "open thread" suggest an ongoing discussion of an event that is currently in progress? No doubt Beilein is closer to retirement today than he was yesterday, so I guess he is technically in the process of retiring. But if we keep this thread open until that day comes, it's likely to get tedious.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Not sure I see a point to||
Not sure I see a point to this. Big difference between a possibly sore arm and an obvious bum leg plus concussion.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I see. So a new AD replacing||
I see. So a new AD replacing an old AD who was just fired for losing a lot won't be motivated to hire a winner. Makes perfect sense.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Unless he resigns on the air||
Unless he resigns on the air (wishful thinking), this is just going to be yet another string of infuriating non-responses that will only aggravate the fanbase further. I can't even imagine a satisfying soundbite from him at this point. Even if he issued a complete mea culpa and acknowledged every single blunder he's ever made, it would be far too late at this point. I see no reason for him to even give these interviews.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Spoier: It's Canteen||
Just thought I'd save lazy people clicks.
Jabrill got honorable mention
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Number of Alabama recruits by class||
We all know the story, but interesting to see the numbers in one place. Stings to see this when we can only take 14-16 this year, but I guess that's the cost of being the good guys.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||That is a very neggable||
That is a very neggable title.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||It's actually the color of a||
It's actually the color of a shadow. As in, we're accepting that we are in the shadow of something better.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||This ^^^^||
I have these thoughts all the time when the Brandon bashing is going on. People don't like him because of what he has done the last few years. I'll tell you what else has happened the last few years...our football team hasn't been very good. He's trying to keep the ship afloat while there is a sub-par product on the field. (Full disclosure, I do agree that tix are too expensive this year.) But, we all love the renovations to Crisler and sing praises about the improvements to the bball facilities...winning helps paint things in a prettier light (similar upgrades happened to football facilities too). I promise, DB will look much more appealing when the team is better and students don't give a damn about the cost of tickets because they will pay whatever it costs to see a good team.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Two points:||
1) Jamal Crawford is immensely removed from John Beilein.
2) The important thng about Beilein is that he not only puts people into the association, but he puts unknown/low-rated recruits in. How many people predicted, when they were recruited, that THJ, Burke, Stauskas and Levert would even be sniffed by the NBA? That's what makes JB great.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||NCAA bylaw 12(c)(iii)(A.154):||
NCAA bylaw 12(c)(iii)(A.154): The transferred student athlete may play immediately at a school beyond the 100 mile radius as long as the school does not provide the student athlete cream cheese for his bagels for one year post-transfer.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||You nailed it on the head. I||
You nailed it on the head. I couldn't imagine not going to every second of every game, as I did when I was a student way back when. But, that doesn't mean I was right and everyone else was wrong. Regardless of the reasoning/rationalization, people have a right to choose not to go to games. If I had to guess, a good chunk of the alleged "boycotters" are people who don't really enjoy the games in the first place and are just using the current fodder as an excuse not to renew/purchase. But, in the end, it's each person's choice to make.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Losing 34-19 on the||
Losing 34-19 on the boards...not good.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||4 OREBs, 1 possession...ugh||
4 OREBs, 1 possession...ugh
|1 year 46 weeks ago||No energy any more on||
No energy any more on offense. Just standing around. JB's gotta relight that fire.