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|2 days 7 hours ago||The fact that Texas A&M pays||
The fact that Texas A&M pays their coach $5730 more than Texas does is clearly not an accident.
|3 days 19 hours ago||ahem, "Dr. Hackett"||
ahem, "Dr. Hackett"
|5 days 17 hours ago||what goes unreported or||
Yeah, that's gonna need a citation.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The fans, obviously.||
The fans, obviously.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Well, what would you point to||
Well, what would you point to as the "world's most important newspaper?"
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||...selling like hotcakes,||
...selling like hotcakes, etc...
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Somebody a while back posted||
Somebody a while back posted a shopped version of this picture with a Jim Harbaugh doll replacing Krusty and I can't find it, and man do I need it right now. Does anyone have it?
edit: found it, some of BlueBarron's work
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I care - now I no longer feel||
I care - now I no longer feel like I am going crazy thinking it was a big bomb.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||No, neither team typically||
No, neither team typically races at the Schuykill. The women have a home race at Belleville yet, while the men are racing at the Hooch and have a couple of other races against the Wisco frosh and against OSU, both in town.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think by week 6 all of the||
I think by week 6 all of the advanced metrics are purely based on actual game day data.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Well, Denise Ilitch already||
Well, Denise Ilitch already kind of did, at least as much as I'd expect from somebody in the role of a Regent.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I'd still say its unusual for||
I'd still say its unusual for a CFB game to be pre-empted by NASCAR, particularly one involving Michigan.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think former players||
I don't think former players should shut their mouths, but I don't understand why you'd think they are the only ones whose opinions about these issues matter. I live in flyover country, far away from Michigan, and still have had numerous people make comments to me about "what's going on at Michigan." These issues affect all of us who are connected to the university in some way, even if its somewhat less significant compared to the former players.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Denard would have been||
Denard would have been perfect...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Everything about this||
Everything about this situation sucks, but nothing more than this.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||We will have an athletic medicine professional in the press box||
lot of good that's gonna do.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||So, shirts as pants. On it.||
So, shirts as pants. On it.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I guess I don't see why it||
I guess I don't see why it matters whether or not he ended up truly having a concussion. I would think the issue would be more that in a situation where there is any doubt (i.e. during the game), you err on the side of caution.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||I think it highly unlikely||
I think it highly unlikely that Bacon would use Henson as a source in this interview, particularly without attributing it to him.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Also, consistent with the||
Also, consistent with the backstory in Three and Out.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I have the complete CFB stats||
I have the complete CFB stats archive 05-11 (broken down by play, drive, game, player, etc) in a SQL database that I could post up if that's any help.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Of the 20 players selected in||
Of the 20 players selected in the top 10 of the past two NBA Drafts, 18 were former top 75 prospects and/or players who spent at least three seasons in college. The only exceptions? Burke and Stauskas -- both of whom enrolled at Michigan as unheralded recruits, earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors as sophomores, turned pro and were selected in the top 10 of the subsequent NBA Draft.
Not that I don't want to believe, but looking at two years with relatively small pools, doesn't that really set off your fluke filter, Brian?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||You need to find better||
You need to find better croissants. There should be more than enough butter in them already just to get the appropriate layering.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||They got a great draw in||
They got a great draw in their semi final (Stanford, Brown, Princeton, Notre Dame and Harvard), which was an easier way to advance compared to the other semi: OSU, Cal, Washington, Virginia, USC and Indiana. OSU is #1, Cal and Washington are both fast (probably faster than UM), and Virginia and Michigan are very close, though UM won by about 1.5 seconds. To get into the A final, Michigan they had to beat three of the teams in their semi.
It was very close between the top four crews, and going into the last 500m, Michigan was in fourth but came from behind and took Princeton by about .2 of second, and barely half a second separated Stanford, Brown, Michigan and Princeton. So they'll be racing in the A final tomorrow.
Looking at the results for the two A/B semis (one two), Ohio State looks to have a clear edge since they were almost seven seconds up on the fourth place crew in their heat, meaning they likely shut it down. Cal led the first 1500m of the race, and Washington was also pretty far up on the field and their splits also seem to suggest shutting it down, so their times are likely not indicative of their full speed. In Michigan's semi, with all of the three crews being pushed to make the final the whole way down the course, no one shut it down, so these crews are close.
My guess is Cal and Ohio State will be slugging it out for gold and silver, but it will likely be a very good race for bronze, assuming all of the crews in the second semi can get back up after fighting such a hard race to get into the final. Just being in the Grand Final is a great accomplishment, though. Should be a fun race to watch tomorrow.
edit to add, here's the finish line from the semi...wow:
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Not everybody's the perfect||
Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||That was the original plan a||
That was the original plan a few years ago when they first started talking about it, and the men's team raised a substantial amount of money for it, but there's been some restructuring in RecSports that makes it unlikely that the men's team will be allowed to shared facilities as they have in the past.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||There is already an||
There is already an organized, "official" championship structure, though, in the IRA. Michigan raced as a club varsity team at the IRA (against fully funded varsity teams) until 2008 when the IRA voted to exclude club teams. This is probably the biggest reason why the team has been pushing for varsity status - the team is reasonably well-funded through team dues, alumni donations and university support - but without official varsity recognition from the school, they can't race at the sport's national championship.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Its difficult to do with||
Its difficult to do with rowing, because the team is so big - more than 70 athletes on the roster this spring, I think. There was a plan floated a few years ago to have a core varsity program of nine scholarship athletes from the V8, and to maintain the club program along side it, but after men's lacrosse went varsity, that obviously fell by the wayside.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with you about the DC||
I agree with you about the DC side, but nine hours isn't bad for a road trip??? Two full work days spent doing nothing but sitting in a car? That sounds awful.