"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|10 hours 35 min ago||Going score for score||
What was with the question asked multiple times about if they thought they would have to go score for score with OSU to win when they were down 21-10? If you're trailing in a game, you basically have to go score for score or better to have a chance to win. That's a "the key to the game is scoring more points than the opponent" level of pointless statement.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I'm curious||
I'll have to admit it: I'm now really curious as to what a Billy Joel/Limp Bizkit mashup would sound like...
|16 weeks 2 days ago||line dance song||
It's basically a modern version of the Electric Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, the Cha Cha Slide, or the Macarena. It's not meant to be a song you just listen to for the musical quality, but to get you to do a specific dance. Or that's my guess, anyway.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||countdown!||
The countdown is on for Ace to pick his QB now. Will he take Braxton?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I don't get it||
I don't get the hate for this series beyond the formatting. It's honestly one of my favorite offseason series
|21 weeks 6 days ago||only readers?||
The only readers if blogs are thirty year olds who live in their parents' basement? That's offensive! I live in their attic, thank you very much!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||league that pays players?||
|31 weeks 15 hours ago||It absolutely has||
It definitely has been applied to video games. Top teams in various games sell jerseys with players names on them.
People go to arenas and cheer loudly for their team. People wait in big lines and storm the stage to try to get autographs from the top players.
What is it missing in the social aspect?
|31 weeks 15 hours ago||Not just Asia||
There are number of people in the US who play eSports professionally, especially in League of Legends, dota, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They play for teams, have contracts with salaries (probably ~40-50k), make additional money from prize pools in tournaments (top CS:GO tournaments have a prize pool of $250k, LoL and dota have prize pools in the millions), and then more money from streaming on twitch (top ones for CS:GO make probably $5k per month or more from that, top LoL and dota likely make more).
-- and that's just from reported amounts from prize pools. There are 12 Americans who have made over 100k just from prizes from tournaments in 2015.
|46 weeks 12 hours ago||ijeja?||
I'm more of a fan of the prophet IKEA myself.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||wrong||
we'll be in the NJIT
|1 year 5 weeks ago||eh||
He's not really my type, but I can see how other people might think he's good looking
|1 year 39 weeks ago||As long as we're being technical||
You're actually technically incorrect (the best kind of incorrect!). If beating a specific team has a negative value, it could absolutely be the case that Beat Crean > Beat Everyone.
For example -- imagine that your second favorite B1G team is Norwestern (as it probably should be). In that case, beating everyone would include beating Michigan. That clearly has a negative value from the point of view of a Michigan fan. In that case, I think it would be safe to say that (Northwestern) beating Crean > (Northwestern) beating everyone.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Larry||
Larry's not white. He's clear.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||missed opportunity||
Your title should have been "Will Hagerup Return?"
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Dick Katcher award||
|2 years 1 week ago||RR||
At least Rich Rod's record improved from year to year instead of the opposite.
|2 years 1 week ago||hmm||
|2 years 3 weeks ago||signed ones||
Seth, does this just mean that the signed ones aren't out yet?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||catch them off guard||
Punt. They'll never expect it, and we can begin the field position game
|2 years 5 weeks ago||hmm||
Fire ACL tears?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Cubs fan||
Cubs fan here (I saw the call in the northwestern part). My assessment as a Cubs fan:
There's always next year.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Running the ball||
30 runningback carries for 28 yards. That's either conservative, or moronic.
8 of those carries were in the overtime periods. That's conservative.
Banking on your kicker to hit a clutch field goal (even if you expect him to) rather than trying to score a touchdown is conservative.
"Centering" the ball on a third down for a 40 yard field is conservative.
Let's break it down by OT:
1st OT: RB run for 1 yard, RB run for 1 yard, QB centers the ball. FG blocked.
2nd OT: RB run for 3 yards, pass for 9 yards, QB run for -3 yards, incomplete pass, QB run for 8 yards, FG
3rd OT: RB run for 0 yards, pass for 9 yards, RB run for 0 yards, FG missed.
4th OT: Pass incomplete, pass incomplete, delay of game, QB run for 7 yards, FG.
So a total of 5 RB runs for 5 yards, 4 QB runs for 12 yards, 5 passes for 18 yards.
So either conservative, or moronic.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Maybe not the coaches, but the players||
Whenever they say "we just need to execute better" that is (intentionally or not) throwing the players under the bus. At some point the coaching staff has to realize that maybe they're asking the kids to do something that they can't consistently do, and then that's entirely on the coaching staff for consistently putting the kids not in a position to succeed.
Also, on Inside Michigan Football, Hoke defended 8 runs to 6 passes in the overtime periods as not being conservative.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||no||
This is not an "agree to disagree" scenario. The user Butterfield is about as close to objectively wrong as you can get.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||loans||
26 million? That's gotta be almost enough to pay off his student loans...
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Same here!||
Although the Bears went winless my senior year...
|2 years 11 weeks ago||hmm||
A lacroppe circle?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Similar question||
Similar question, but for the Wile shank vs an average distance punt
|2 years 11 weeks ago||From my vantage point||
From my vantage point -- which had a fantastic view of it -- I would have bet a lot of money that it hit the ground.