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|1 day 12 hours ago||Yes, yes||
Just like that 2010 home game vs. Wisky, when the Badgers threw the ball only once in the second half.
The Badgers ran early, often and all over -- left, right and up the middle -- with a lot of success behind a huge and experienced offensive line that created huge holes against Michigan's three-man fronts and blitzes.
"I said, 'They can't stop our run game,'" Bielema recalled telling his players. "Point blank, it's just that simple."
|1 day 17 hours ago||Make it three||
I saw a lot of faces looking back at the field (no backs), which made me 1) wish we could've organized a better protest and 2) remember the MGoCommunity may not be completely representative of the 110,000 in the stadium.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Based on PSU's play-calling||
Based on PSU's play-calling and the three (?) PI flags, the drop off after #26 may be equally bad. Hopefully just a bad day for #8. Get well soon, #34.
|1 week 5 days ago||97.1 interview||
The interview this morning was painfully awkward. Of course, it didn't help they opened with a question about eating boogers. I immediately thought, this is going to go just like the Herd "clunker" interview.
It only got worse. They asked him about the CU depth chart, the Twitter battle, Dabo's comments, then about Freddy B. Soft. His response to all of it: this has been plowed, seeded, re-plowed.
I didn't hear how it ended, because I had to get some donuts. But...eesh.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Tailgater dishI don't have||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||AND||
We need to do a better job at coaching.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Holy Hoodwink, Batman!<br><br>A triple post!||
Holy Hoodwink, Batman!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||And blaming the Freeh report||
And blaming the Freeh report and NCAA for unjustly persecuting their deity?
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Operationally speaking||
This raises an interesting question. Much attention was given to his macho refusal to wear a coat, and even long sleeves on otherwise cold days. I'm cold just sitting at my desk today, and it interferes with my concentration. I can't imagine what it would be like to focus on coaching an entire football team when you're wearing short sleeves in 30-degree weather. The players...that's different. They're running around and competing (about half of them, anyway), and staying active on the sidelines doing things other than clapping.
I dunno. I can't help but feel like the whole macho "manball I don't need no stinkin' coat or long sleeves" thing was just for show and potentially distracted from what was really important...managing a Power 5 football team and coaching staff on game day.
But whatever. Water under the bridge. Good luck to him at UO.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||He was at Tulsa for one year||
He was at Tulsa for one year before joining the 'Horns. Hard to believe it took that much convincing.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||No snark intended||
Do we have reason to believe Nike won't continue to manufacture a product in high demand, overseas and at a cost that is a fraction of the $125 retail?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Not to fan the disrespekt,||
Not to fan the disrespekt, but MSU has recruited at a regional 3-star level for years, and they're on a pretty good run. Iowa probably recruits at an even lower level. Recruiting matters, but so do coaching and execution.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think he necessarily||
I don't think he necessarily implicated the police in wrongdoing. He simply said the perps were dressed like, i.e., impersonating, police.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||FIFA would like a word with you.||
FIFA would like a word with you.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Posted a second time||
...this time just for the moms.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Always good to see the moms||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Moms!||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Moms posbang/Pos mombang||
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||I don't think the OP is||
I don't think the OP is saying the QB doesn't matter. Rather, it doesn't matter which player it will be, because he'll be the best of the bunch, have earned the nod, and have at least a year in the system, under Harbaugh.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||According to Park n Party||
"The Golf Course will NOT be open for the Soccer Game so parking will be VERY tight."
It doesn't specify whether this is UMGC, AAGO, or both. The UMGC clubhouse is being rebuilt, but I don't know if that's a factor in the course being open.
Park n Party isn't taking any reservations for AAGO, which leads me to believe it won't be available.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||See comment from mgoblue0970 (above)||
"The donors didn't expect to have the building named after them. The regents voted on the name."
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Actually||
If you saw some of the comments from the University minority community (especially the more vitriolic ones, which I felt were shockingly misdirected), you might feel differently. I can understand why the Bernsteins did this. It was an unfortunate, lose-lose situation.
In the end, the Bernsteins can donate to a project where their support is genuinely appreciated.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||You can't have one||
...without the other
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Opportunity||
Other than the annual tryout? We don't. The only two criteria for playing travel are you make the team (i.e., have enough talent to be one of the 11/12 best players at the tryout) and you finance your way. Perhaps your question is aimed at the financial end, following the discussion above about opportunity for all socioeconomic groups. Travel teams come from all over, not just the affluent suburbs. If a family doesn't have the money, then they can fundraise. In fact, most teams conduct organized fundraising to offset team costs (winter practice, uniforms, equipment, field use, umpires, insurance, tournaments, etc.). Examples include can/bottle drives, restaurant nights, bowling nights, golf outings, euchre tournies, working a charity poker room (like the one that closed at the Heidelberg), you name it. Another option is to secure sponsors, which is surprisingly easy; many community businesses are willing to chip in $100-500.
In my four years of coaching (travel and rec), it's been apparent that 1) there are rec players playing travel who shouldn't be, and 2) the development of travel-quality players in rec ball is likely stunted due to playing with less talented players who are just learning the game. In my first game coaching rec (8-10 year-olds), there were 42 walks issued by the two teams, in six innings. That benefits no one, least of all the kids who have talent/interest and want to play and improve. The kids who are learning and just happy to be there (or not...) don't really care. So in summary, every player may have the same opportunity, but not overy player should take it.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Differences||
There are some major differences between LL and travel that put LL at a disadvantage (or make it less attractive).
As a travel coach (9U-11U), I don't like the stealing. It means a kid on first will be on third within two pitches. Every player steals, no matter the circumstances. For a baseball purist, or someone who grew up in a previous era, that's a put-off. However, by 11U (and more likely 12U), the catchers are developing and beginning to throw out runners, so they don't steal as often.
Nevertheless, stealing is a part of the game. To make a player stay on the base until the ball crosses the plate is somewhat unnatural, and opens the possibility of players leaving early, etc. It also delays the development of pitchers, who need to learn to hold runners and avoid balks.
In 12U LL, the base distance is 60 feet. In 11/12U travel, it's 70 feet. In 9/10U travel, it's 65 feet (which about makes it about even with LL, if you're taking a 5-foot lead).
In 12U LL, the pitching distance is 46 feet, which is the same as 9/10U travel. In 11/12U travel, the distance moves to 50 feet. This makes sense, as the boys are growing, getting stonger, and throwing harder. To have these LL "phenoms" (like Chris Drury, Danny Almonte, or Mo'ne Davis) pitching "70 mph" from 46 feet is ridiculous.
In 12U LL, the minimum outfield fence distance is 200 feet; this was the distance of Lamade Stadium in Williamsport through 2006, at which time the fence was extended to 225 feet because home runs were becoming too common (Wikipedia); if you've ever watched the LLWS, about every other hit is a HR, which just isn't realistic. Travel fields aren't as regulated, but our 11U field is 200 feet (and is one of the smallest we've played on this year), and kids are hitting balls off the fence with regularity. I can't imagine how many HRs we'd see playing in the same bandbox at 12U.
LL/rec ball serves a purpose, as does travel.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||PSU||
I got negged for saying this is another thread, but I believe I can safely say it here:
Fuck Penn St.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Baseball and diversity||
While it may not impact viewership or youth play, I've heard from at least one minor league player that ethnic separation is very real in the minor leagues (especially lower levels). Latin players stick together and don't associate much with white/black players. I'm sure the language barrier has a part in this, but it may not be the only factor.
That's an odd concept to me, being on a team where you don't associate with your teammates.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||As a coach and parent||
I would say the same thing: I want my players (and kids) to play other sports, because it makes them more athletic, makes the better in all the sports they play, and reduces the likelihood of injury.
However, that doesn't mean I want them to play all of their sports in the same season of the year.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Thirdly||
Fuck Penn St.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Moms!||