This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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- Student/Alum/Did not attend: Alum
- Number of previous seasons you purchased season tickets, as student or not, excluding 2014: 24
- Number of tickets renewed for 2014: 2
- Number of tickets NOT renewed for 2014: 0
- Bonus question: Did the Nuss hire or the Penn State night game announcement sway your decision? No
|1 day 13 hours ago||This calls for copious||
This calls for copious amounts of body paint.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Give the #1 jersey to Donavan||
Give the #1 jersey to Donavan Peoples-Jones.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I'm for keeping the white||
I'm for keeping the white pants. They highlight the iconic helmet much more and the maize pant stripe goes well with the stripes on the helmet as well. My wife also says I have "no fashion sense." So take my opinion for what it is worth. I just want to win.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||Nona Blue Modern Tavern||
Owned by fellow '89 MBA grad and roommate along with golfer Graham McDowell. If you can't get in the Nona Tap Room is across the street. Both are just east of the airport.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Scott Schafer was Jim's DC at||
Scott Schafer was Jim's DC at Stanford. Of course, we know about him taking the sword for RR. I believe he would be a candidate as well.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||You only wear white pants||
You only wear white pants before Labor Day. Everyone knows this. Can we mix in khaki?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Vance Bedford has strong ties||
Vance Bedford has strong ties to Michigan and coached with Durkin and Mattison at Florida. Seems like the kid is landing on his feet and wouldn't surprise me if our staff assisted. So enough of the conjecture.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Vance Bedford has strong ties||
Vance Bedford has strong ties to Michigan and coached with Durkin and Mattison at Florida. Seems a likely the Michigan staff steered him to Texas who can accomodate his early enrollment. Seems like the kid is landing on his feet and wouldn't surprise me if our staff assisted. So enough of the conjecture.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I drink whole milk. Every||
I drink whole milk. Every day. And not that panzy ass 2%.
Oh, alcohol? Zero.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Random meetings... Dave||
Dave Winfield on a flight to LA
David Letterman at Heathrow Airport
Carrie-Ann Moss (The Matrix) walked into one of my businesses in Fort Myers
Bill Murray in downtown Chicago
Bob Welch in downtown Chicago after a Cubs-Dodgers game
Dennis Rodman in the RenCen
Vinnie Johnson in a bar in Southfield
Rocket Ishmael at DTW
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Well, if you are going to||
Well, if you are going to drink until you puke, there is no better place to do so than that giant toilet bowl of a stadium in Columbus.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Ohio drivers||
are taught by their parents. There is no formal driver's training in Ohio. It is evident sex education does not exist either.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||He is an angry little elf.||
He is an angry little elf.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||This is why I left the||
This is why I left the Corporate world and acquired several businesses. It is also why I replaced 85% of my salaried and hourly employees during the first year of owning any business. It is now why I have only 1099 commissioned employees outside my admin. Deliver or starve.
Employers suck. Employees suck. Frankly, either create your own path or get used to it.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||My "cool story bro" with David Letterman:||
While waiting for a flight back from London to the US in 1995, David Letterman sat down next to me in the British Air Courtesy Suite. He had just finished a week of very highly hyped shows from London. As he was sitting down I smiled and said, "Congratulations on your shows. They turned this town upside down." His response? "Can't you see I have a newspaper in my hands? Don't bother me." He proceeded to unfold his paper and peer over it at people for 30 minutes -- never really reading it. I haven't watched his show since.
His "Late Night from London" jacket he was wearing was very cool though. The only change I would have made would be to change the name on the front from "Dave" to "Asshole".
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Hard to sleep on the #5 kid||
Hard to sleep on the #5 kid out of Florida when the Top 4 were D'Angelo Russell, Chris McCollough, Joel Berry and Grayson Allen. Yet, all the scouting services had up to 8 or 9 Florida kids in their top100 -- just not the kid everyone in Florida who follows Florida basketball called #5. If you saw him play, you knew. If you didn't, you wouldn't.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Remember the time...||
.... Jimmy promised a victory at Ohio State and delivered 26-24? I remember.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Great idea. I am declaring||
Great idea. I am declaring that I am officially redshirting too. I'm done this year and I'll be back next season!
So I'll just watch from the sidelines with no physical or emotional involvement. Wow, this feels so liberating.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm not sure what the big deal is. Bolden was||
I'm not sure what the big deal is. Bolden was simply expressing that our offense would be camping out at midfield until the game was decided. Next week drive the stake into the endzone.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I have little else to say about the coaching|
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Sat right behind Steve Everitt at the 2006 UM-OSU||
Sat right behind Steve Everitt at the 2006 UM-OSU game in the shoe - me in my six layers of clothing and Steve in his t-shirt.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Urban would lie about lying.||
Urban would lie about lying.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Unable to exercise?||
You can exercise plenty when the knee is immobilized and plenty more during rehab.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Living just south of Fort||
Living just south of Fort Myers, I had the opportunity to watch Ricky Doyle play in the Palms City tournament over the Christmas Holiday against some of the nation's best talent. Don't sleep on him. He is not Beifeldt 2.0. He isn't significantly more athletic, but his is much, much more skilled. He is the number 5 player in Florida and rated a five-star talent by Florida Hoops. Florida has some great players.
Ricky has one of the smoothest softest shots I've seen from a big fella. He was matched up against a Colorado team with two Division I bigs and lit them up for 23 with zero support. Not one of his shots from the floor hit the rim. His face up game is superb. Give him space and he will bury it. Back to the basket game? Well, in Bielein's offense who really cares. Defensively, he isn't the fastest afoot, but with some work and conditioning he will be competent. Definitely not a shot blocker. Rebounding is decent, but he isn't a great leaper.
Closest comparator I can think of is a 6'10" Frank Kaminsky who is a bit thicker and not quite as quick under the basket. He is a shooter who draw an opponents big to the perimiter and over time will add some defense and rebounding. Okay, I'll go there -- Pittsnogle 2.0, but a little more athletic.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Student/Alum/Did not attend:||
I renewed today, but almost missed it. I did send an email to the ticket office chastising them for moving renewal date up from May 15th to tax day (WTF I see more than enough money go out of my account that day, just stick another fork in me) and for not sending out their maize renewal envelope this year about 45 days in advance. The first notice I received was the email Tuesday notifying me I was late and had until this Friday. Not real happy with their process this year.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I never received a letter in||
I never received a letter in the mail, nor did I receive an email prior to April 15th. I received an email late last week stating I have until this Friday to renew.
In the past the renewal date was May 15th, not April 15th and I received a letter at least 45 days in advance letting me know.
Seems like the keystone cops have taken over the ticket office. I planned on calling them Thursday when I return home.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||It's Columbus, get it?||
If you dressed up a bunch of zoo animals in scarlet and gray and called it a Ohio State football event 25,000 would show up at the shoe just so they have something to talk about at the water cooler on Monday.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||... and designed, developed||
... and designed, developed and tested in Japan. But who cares about the $100K plus engineering jobs anyways -- right? Certainly not a Michigan Engineering School graduate ;-)
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Regarding the need for a shot blocker||
Two Taco's please?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I was at a dinner last month||
I was at a dinner last month and had a chance to speak to Gene Keady for about ten minutes. We talked Michigan basketball as much as Purdue basketball. I had to laugh when he said, "Can you believe what Fisher is doing at San Diego State? He must have hired some good assistants because when I coached against him he had tons of talent but didn't have a clue what he was doing."