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|5 weeks 5 days ago||More bowls are fine||
I don't buy the "meaningless exhibition game" or "no losing record teams" arguments. It's another CFB game, just as much fun and reason to watch as early season non-conference mismatches featuring Power 5 teams against directional schools, or any game during the season with mediocre or losing record teams. People don't seem to have a problem with those.
Full disclosure - Nebraska fan here, but always felt this way about bowl games. And we beat the hell out of UCLA. Good luck against the Gators, and GBR!
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Nebraska fans are happy in the B1G||
There's no fan interest in going back, no buyer's remorse whatsoever.
Recent poll last month on this topic, from HuskerMax, the most popular and influentual Husker fan site ran 83% in favor of the B1G:
The drama and increasingly Texas-centric leaning of the conference really wore old.
Only griping I ever hear is the longer drive to games, which is significant, and the new divisional set up. We'd rather play better, more interesting schools like Michigan every year than Purdue and Illinois.
I'd say fans are even split on playing our old rival Oklahoma. They made their bed with Texas when the XII was formed, opting to play the Horns every year and drop their annual game with us.
The academic value of being in the B1G isn't lost on most NU fans, either,and I'm sure the University officials are unanimous supporting the move.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||See my post #92||
Short answer, most of us are happy right here. I know I am!
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Vast majority of Nebraska fans||
are happy with the B1G move. Only griping I ever hear is the increased distance to drive to games, which is significant, and the new divisional set up. Believe it or not, we'd rather play better, more interesting schools like Michigan every year than play Purdue and Illinois. And the academic value of being in the B1G isn't lost on most NU fans, either.
Have to disagree about recruiting. We still do fine in TX, we currently have a QB and RB in 2016 class from TX and OK, and 2 players in the 2015 class. Heck, our current QB is from TX. And we've always recruited nationally, the mix of players from the top talent states just varies from year to year. Pelini wasn't a particularly strong recuiter, but Mike Riley seems to be. He's very stong in CA, which has been a traditional source for us as well.
Personally, I miss playing UM every year, and enjoy the fans. Happy to hear most of you are pleased we're part of the B1G. GBR!
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I appreciate such a detailed and informative reply||
bronxblue, thanks for taking the time.
I always feel welcomed on this site as a rival fan. I actually post as much here as my Husker sites, because I like the people, the wit, and variety of topics and viewpoints. Always something interesting going on here, I just try to add a little something once in a while while minding my manners as a guest.
I think the upshot of what you're saying is, technically it's probably illegal, but so trivial no one would ever bother pressing the issue. And impossible to detect an individual unless they get into distribution. Passing on content beyond your own private use seems to be the tipping point between harmless and harmful.
BTW, good recent case and article from Ars Technica on a related topic, where IMAX threatened legal action for copyright infringement, then backed down, that you might enjoy. Thanks again for the great comments.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||What puzzles me if Youtube ripping is illegal & hurts the artist||
is that they or their label or representative willingly post the music video on a popular site in a format that can easily be ripped. There has to be an easy way for the artist or YT, who they work with, to prevent this.
The fact that they don't implies to me it's either legal, or they don't care, or both. The only legal action I've ever heard of is conversion sites that archive rips, whicj=h to me is more akin to traditional pirating.
So, never heard any noise about legal action against individuals ripping, and it seems an easy thing to stop with technical barriers.
Am I missing something?
|33 weeks 1 hour ago||So bronxblue, are you also saying||
it's even illegal to download the nonconverted video to your device? It's only legal to view it from the YT site?
And when you say, "the original rights' holder(s) likely only granted Youtube the right to replay the content, not distribute it as if they had the fully bundle of rights", are you saying that from experience? Why would that be likely, because that seems pretty key here?
I know there've been cases where legal action was taken against ripping sites that store previous rips, and I can see where that would be distribution, but never heard of an individual being made an example of with legal action, like you hear about with movies.
I'm not trying to be argumentative, just curious, and your post seems to address the issue with fact based on experience and training, rather than just opinion. Really, I thought most of the posts on this thread topic have been interesting and well thought out.
|33 weeks 2 hours ago||I'm surprised to hear that,||
being an IP attorney you obviously know more than me.
I honestly thought 1 copy for personal use was legal, that pirating only applied if you distributed to others. And all IP law isn't the same, is it? Thought there were some things very specific to music.
I'd appreciate more of an explanation, not because I'm challenging your opinion, but to be better informed.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Like healthcare,||
it's the one thing that when most people "buy", price is essentially no object, so the normal market forces are out the window.
If you're sick enough, you'll go bankrupt to pay. Higher ed isn't that extreme, but pretty close to it. Like you say, people still will pay almost anything they have to, to get their ticket to the American dream punched.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||No, but usually rival fans||
No, but usually rival fans ask me if that's Taylor Martinez throwing a pass...
|44 weeks 1 day ago||What's wrong with lots of bowl games? Nothing||
I wouldn't care if all the teams played postseason, its a CFB game. Like the early season non conference schedule, it's fun to watch your team play against a school or conference you normally wouldn't be matched up against. I watch the games I find entertaining, skip the others, whether early or postseason.
I don't buy that they're "meaningless" exhibitions. Most early season games are gimmies. Sure, your team can get upset, but big upsets are rare. At least the bowl games tend to have some interesting matchups.
And how is a major bowl any more "meaningful" than the toilet bowl? Either way, your team's not playing for a NC.
Do I get more revved up when my Huskers are playing for a conference title or major bowl game? Sure, but I wanted them to beat Southern Cal last in last year's bowlgame.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Nebraska will never settle for less than||
competing regularly for Conference and National titles. Why should we? 9 win seasons are OK, and expected. Our history says so. It's basically the bare minimum.
I'm glad that our AD has had the balls TWICE recently to reject anything less. UM won't, and shouldn't either, right? That's how you sustain being winingest all time, etc.....not accepting only "good" seasons.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Coach Pelini ranks #8 among active coaches for wins||
but AD Eichorst says what mattered was performance against best teams, and he had enough time to get the job done
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I don't think Craig Bohl would be considered||
he was run out of town as DC under coach Solich's regime.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||The difference:||
No championships....that's what did him in.
And despite what a few posters here say, regularly winning championships is a very realistic expectation at Nebraska. Coach Pelini had 7 years, that's pretty fair I think. He came close a few times but the ball didn't bounce his way.
Very interesting that some here would like him considered at UM. Personally, I think he's better suited for the pro game at some level.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||As a Nebraska fan||
I'm grateful to coach Pelini for pulling us up from the coach Callahan debacle. He took us to 3 conference championship games and only a few other coaches won at least 9 games every year like he did in his seven years. He ran a clean program, high grad rate, minimal off-field issues, his players liked him and never quit on him (see this week's Iowa game).
Bottem line, despite all that, no championships over a certain amount of time doesn't cut it at Nebraska, or at Michigan, and never will. It's not easy, though, finding a coach who can meet our expectations and standard, as we've both seen. This will be our 4th attempt and your 3rd.
Good luck on your search and next season, Go Big Red!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Why do you say they're the||
Why do you say they're the best?
never did figure out how this whole all SEC is the best started...not denying it, just never heard all the details?
Most NC game teams....yes.....best across the board????
|1 year 17 weeks ago||To be fair and put into perspective,||
Bo didn't bring this topic up or start complaining about itafter the game. His comments were in response to a question raised specifically about the hand clapping, apparently one of the press noticed the MSU defense clapping and asked Bo about it.
That being said, nobody on the Nebraska side thinks the game was won or lost on this. Sparty was the better team that night.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||As a rival fan||
I've always considered myself a guest here and try to mind my manners. Really, the main reason I visit and comment is that I respect the Michigan program and find the level of discourse on this board much more worthwhile than most "fan" boards.
I try to give a little non-UM perspective that is hopefully interesting and different, somehow I've managed to accumulated 1000 points, so I guess I've done OK. I've always (well, most always) been treated with courtesy by Michigan fans here.
Sorry to see we don't play you regularly anymore, maybe that will change with next B1G reshuffle.
Good luck with your season, and keep some perspective on wins, losses, coaches, etc.......it's early in the season and CFB teams can change a lot as the season goes on.
Go Big Red!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Good sportsmanship displayed by you guys||
I expected no less.
We haven't even gone to full pads yet.......2 guys in 48 hours plus a suspension.....Shhhheeeeesh.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Though some NU fans don't like him,||
all his players really love and respect Bo, as far as everything I've ever read or heard.
Now if we could just break that 9-10 win season streak.....Go Big Red!
Kinda funny how Pelini is becoming an object of minor mgoblog fascination. Guess it shows a certain level of acceptance of Nebraska being in the B1G.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Good to see||
we've reached a point in the B1G where we're teased and mocked by Michigan fans. Well, it was a quality mock so that's something.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||And the most "memorably" named bowls||
who can ever forget the Poulan Weed-Eater Bowl, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, GoDaddy.com Bowl, or Little Caesars Pizza Bowl?
I always liked the Fight Hunger Bowl though.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Brutal day, but very entertaining||
Sorry Froome went down, and who'd have thought the Shark would thrive on the cobbles? Team Astana rode a fantastic race, it really shows you how important the team aspect of the race is in the TDF.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||tomorrow's stage 5 on the cobblestones||
should be the most entertaining stage until the mountains begin in stage 10. Terpstra and Cancellera should be the favorites. Nobody will win the tour tomorrow, but one of the favorites could lose it. Sorta like watching a NASCAR race, the interest is in who might crash. Seriously, this stage is a severe test of strength and bike handling skills.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||The article's point is, the East is the eyeball/media division||
and its good teams and traditional powers will get the most consistent attention, good season or bad.
Let's face it, the new B1G is now an eastern/east coast oriented conference in many ways. The majority of schools are in the Eastern time zone. The eastern division is by far the most populated. All the major media is there. Men's BB tourney moved there. The B1G's even set up shop there. I don't see any of this as temporary. And with the new scheduling, the 2 divisions are almost like separate conferences in football. The West....meh, unless Nebraska or Wisconsin have a good season.
On another point, I think many of you are too harsh about MSU and their place as part of the strength of the East. Their WP is 25th all-time among all D1 programs. Their WP since joining the B1G is 32nd among all D1. They've won more games than Florida St or Miami. That's pretty consistent.
Happy 4th to all!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Great comments,||
you're spot on and perfectly covered every aspect of this tired argument.
These sort of threads and discussion are what separates Mgoblog from most other fansites and keeps me, a rival fan, visiting regularly.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Bundling, Unbundling.....changes nothing||
The "good stuff" is expensive to produce if its original content, or expensive to present if it's popular big time sports. And they know people will pay top prices for it.
Sports fans are getting a fairly good deal with the status quo, as most cable systems make non- fans subsidize sports programming, aka the Rutgers and Maryland business case.
Game of Thrones/Sopranos type content will never be cheap, whether you buy it by the episode or bundle it into a package, because its quality programming that everyone wants to see and can demand a premium price.
So pick your poison. Pay a lot for a packakge or pay a lot per show. Either way, you'll pay. Or you can save money and get Iron Chef and white trash reality shows real cheap.
You can also bundle/unbundle a restaurant meal - pay for a dinner that includes sides, buy ala carte, or prix fixe. But a good meal will cost you a lot anyway you buy it.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Ah yes, the eternal "Is 9-4 acceptable at our program?" question||
Well, 9-4 every year won't win many conference titles and no NC's, but it's a 69% winning record. Michigan is 73% all-time and Nebraska is 70%, so its hard to say its unacceptable or even below the standard.
This is discussed all the time on Nebraska boards, with fans pretty split. Guess it depends on how much you value consistency over titles. We Husker fans certainly feel like a few titles are overdue, but we've seen droughts in the past and have been in several conferance championship games in our "down" period.
Personally, I'll take 9-4 every year as the standard and titles when we get them without falling on my sword....as long as its not too long in between. GBR!
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Bo Pelini came out of the tunnel walk||
with Bo Pelini's Cat