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|9 hours 10 min ago||We want CWS Muppets!||
We want CWS Muppets!
|1 day 7 hours ago||Hail to the Victors! 8-5;||
Hail to the Victors! 8-5; Cronenworth with a two out save.
|1 week 2 days ago||I wonder if he'll go to UVa.||
I wonder if he'll go to UVa. Only about 2.5 hours from his home.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||My recollection is that the||
My recollection is that the times wanted to keep him, but he wanted more dough and ESPN (and ABC) offered more.
BTW, Nate used to represent Baseball Prospectus in Tout Wars, the site that sponsors "expert" fantasy baseball leagues. Nate and I overlapped one year in the NL-only version of Tout Wars. i finished ahead of him -- and I wasn't in the first division.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||In considering open||
In considering open scholarships (for both 16 and 17), is it possible that Spike needs a medical redshirt? I'm hearing he may need a second surgery and that could push back his predicted recovery time. If he does need to redshirt, does that open up a slot for this year's class? And, does that limit the available slots next year?
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||As I noted elsewhere, Newark||
As I noted elsewhere, Newark Weequahic had four NBAers on its 67 state championship team. I note that unlike a lot of other teams, Weequahic was a public high school and didn't do -- much -- recruiting of elite athletes in the area. One kid -- the only non-NBAer -- transferred from Jersey City, but I think it was a legit family move.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||I just got back from London||
I just got back from London and have a few suggestions. Some are obvious. 1) Heathrow Express is great, particularly if you're not going into Terminal 4; however, if you wind up staying some place like Hammersmith and there are two of you, you may just want to take a taxi (or arrange with a Limo service -- they are, like Uber, sometimes cheaper. 2) Have fish and chips at least once. If you wind up near Notting Hill, Geale's is a good choice; if you wind up near Covent Garden, try Rock, Sole & Plaice. Despite the name, it's quite good. 3) Get the Oyster Card -- and do it before you leave. If you know where you're staying, you can have it delivered there; however, you should have enough time to get it delivered at home. 4) Personally I like staying in the area between Hyde Park and Leicester Square (e.g., Green Park, Mayfair, Piccadilly), but I tend to shop and go to the theatre so that neighborhood works the best for me -- note that area can wind up a little more expensive than other areas. 5) If you're going to be there for a few days, think about a daytrip out -- Oxford, Cambridge, Bath can all be done in a day via fast trains. Hampton Court can actually be done in a half day. 6) Typically I'm not a fan of the giant Ferris wheels, but the London Eye is an exception. 7) Make sure you have a credit card that doesn't charge foreign currency transaction fees. The dollar is very strong, but you don't want to throw away money getting gouged by your bank. 8) Consider getting a token amount of pounds before leaving the US so you don't have to waste time looking for an ATM when you get off the plane. 9) If you do any shopping, remember VAT is included on everything, but you can get the VAT back at the airport before you board the plane. 10) Remember that most museums are free and are great places to sit out a shower. 11) Bring a brollie (aka umbrella) -- it rains a lot in London.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Newark Weequahic 1966-67.||
Newark Weequahic - 1966-67. Four players ultimately went to the NBA. A fifth was first team All-Metropolitan area (New York City) while playing at Fordham. The starting five: Dana Lewis (1st round pick Sixers), Mo Layton, Leroy Cobb, George Watson, and Bill Mainor. Only Mainor did not play in the NBA. The starting five was the tallest in the NYC Metro area, including all the universities and the Knicks. As you would expect, unbeaten New Jersey state champs, beating Bayonne in the final at Atlantic City Convention Hall.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Baseball||
Has at least two HOFers: Barry Larkin and Goerge Sisler plus Branch Rickey who coached, but did not play at Michigan.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||This seems fairly similar to||
This seems fairly similar to Daryl's Stonum's second "offense". If I'm right, Stonum was suspended for the entire season.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I don't recall losing to||
I don't recall losing to Rutgers.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Back in the late 60s and 70s,||
Back in the late 60s and 70s, we did play them regularly in basketball. I also recall one year we played them in basketball and then a few months later played them in baseball. Why do I mention thatt? Because the starting pitchers were both basketball players: Bob Arnzen, who later played in the ABA and NBA, and Dan Fife, who later played in MLB. As I recall the game, neither pitcher made it past the fourth inning.
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||Nycbuckets still has Michigan||
Nycbuckets still has Michigan as a 7 seed in the NIT, and I believe that includes the Wiscy game. Interestingly, they have them in a bracket in which Stanford is the 2 seed. Now that would be fun: Aubrey D against his father!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Coastal Carolina was among||
Coastal Carolina was among the other teams receiving votes in the most recent poll sponsored by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
|12 weeks 13 hours ago||Not entirely neutral||
Michigan plays there every year. Remember it's where the Mets hold spring training. And, of course, the Mets are owned by Fred Wilpon, the benefactor for whom the Wilpon Complex is named.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Lloyd getting the handful of||
Lloyd getting the handful of seconds put back on the clock against Penn State leading to "Touchdown Manningham". It was the right call, but all too often, especially a decade ago, the seconds aren't added.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I thought BYU had an internal||
I thought BYU had an internal rule prohibiting playing sports on Sunday. While that's not an issue for football, most other sports do schedule Sunday games and for some of the minor sports, playing on Sunday is a near necessity.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Not going to happen, but if||
Not going to happen, but if you're looking for rooting interests to make it happen. Root for both NJIT and EMU. They both have winning records right now and with a hot streak, both could wind up with 20 wins.
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||Ever hear of John Beilein?||
Ever hear of John Beilein?
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||One reason LeVert goes is the||
One reason LeVert goes is the health issue. He's now been hurt twice. If he goes now, he's going to get first round money. If he comes back, there are probably two scenarios: he plays great and gets more money than he will this year; or he hurts his foot again and becomes a huge question mark from an NBA perspective.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Here goes||
1. 24-12 (I worked for ABC that day and then was Sports Night Editor at the Daily.) 2. Mets win 1969 WS (I went to the Mets first home game ever). 3. 1998 Rose Bowl (nuff said). 4. Rumeal Robinson hits the free throws to beat Seton Hall. 5. Mets win 1969 NL East (again I was the Sports Night Editor; listened to the game on KMOX out of St. Louis; Harry Caray with the play-by-play; Rod Kanehl** as guest color commentator; Caray rooted for the Mets during the game and was subsequently relieved of his duties by the Cardinals, leading the way to his resurgence as a Chicago icon. Headline on the back page of the Daily: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Cellar. **Kanehl was an original 1962 Met
|14 weeks 10 hours ago||Maryland had not been very||
Maryland had not been very good until the last couple of years, ironically thanks to players recruited by Erik Bakich. It speaks volumes that Bakich left Maryland, then in the ACC (a power baseball conference) for Michigan in the B1G (not considered a power baseball conference). That said, Maryland has most of the players back from a team that was one win away from the College World Series.
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||Dan Fife.||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Those who stay will be||
Those who stay will be Champions.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||repeat post. sorry||
repeat post. sorry.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure it matters, but the||
Not sure it matters, but the loss to NJIT isn't looking as bad as it once did. They're 15-10 and have a good chance to finish 19-10 and head to the NIT.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The short version is now||
The short version is now available at ESPN.com
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I think every alum in the DC||
I think every alum in the DC area is trying to get tix for the Maryland game. I've been working on getting tix through the Maryland side of things and am hopeful. I fear that there will not be loads of tix available from Michigan sources (if the OSU experience last season is any predictor). I wish they'd just move the game to M&T so they could sell another 25,000 tickets.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||As did I.||
As did I.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Another NYTimes article on||
Another NYTimes article on Barwis and his affiliation with the Mets: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/sports/mets-players-pay-for-off-season-training-at-team-complex.html?ref=baseball The article notes that many Met players are starting to swear by Barwis, but the interesting part is that they're paying for the training, not the Mets.