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|1 hour 38 min ago||Hang in there, pal!!!||
We'll all be pulling for you guys!
|1 hour 48 min ago||Will this help Michigan?||
It will be 10:00 AM Arizona time at tip off.
|3 hours 37 min ago||Evil Ace?||
Is that regular Ace with a beard, or is that an evil Ace? A certain Star Trek episode makes me fear it's the latter.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Agreed as well||
His banning - its manner as much as the fact of it - remains a odd moment in my mind.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Kirby Smart||
I love that he's listed as getting $1,150,000 in "school pay" and $350 in "other pay." I'll bet it's the $350 that really pushes Alabama over the top as a place to coach.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Another Nebraska problem:||
People have caught up to their S&C program, which was ahead of its time at one point.
|1 day 4 hours ago||basic parameters:||
Did the poster accuse another poster/mod of having sex with his mother? If so, I want to see that poster do something really nice for the mother involved. I'm talking taking her out to dinner - and Subway doesn't count.
Did the poster accuse another poster/mod of beastiality? If so, I want to see an apology to the poster/mod and the relevant animal. Sheep have feelings too.
Did the poster take part in what became a personally nasty fight about the competence of Al Borges? I want the poster to apologize to the other posters in the fight and give Al Borges a hug. I don't care if he acts like he doesn't want the hug - he wants the hug, damnit. He just doesn't want you to know that he wants the hug.
|1 day 4 hours ago||From afar||
I don't particularly like DB, but I believe that I may look back at him - when he eventually moves on - as a guy who was more-or-less useful for Michigan. I trust that he will take relatively agressive steps for the sake of the Athletic Department. I have not agreed and presumably will not agree with all of those steps, but I appreciate the fact that he's not coasting along. It sure seems to me - again, from afar - that the pre-DB Michigan Athletic Department thought it could rest on its laurels for a long time while the OSU AD ate its lunch.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I am...||
...just going to start yelling this at random strangers.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Very minor note:||
OSU didn't lose in 2006 until the national championship game.
|1 day 5 hours ago||A related issue:||
I have no problem at all with him making that much money in the abstract. It's worth noting, though, that it becomes increasingly hard to justify not giving, say, a $5,000/yr stipend to players at places like Alabama when their coach makes $7 million per year. There comes a point where something is so absurd on its face that it cannot stand any longer.
|1 day 22 hours ago||negged for self-negging||
Grab your sock, and take that into the bathroom where it belongs!
|2 days 1 hour ago||hey - guess what?||
Your hair isn't perfect.
|2 days 1 hour ago||profitgoblue is back?||
That guy is a real hogf*cker.
Do you know who he reminds me of? Hitler. Yeah, I said it.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I can't think of a specific word, necessarily||
Below is the wikipedia page on "Upper Midwest American English." ...What I'm thinking of that I've heard from some Michiganders is a relatively subtle version of the vowel sounds you get in Wisconsin and Minnesota - for example, slight but noticeably pronounciation of something like "We were gonna go to the store, but it wasn't open" as "We were gonna goo to the stoo-re, but it wasn't oopen."
|2 days 3 hours ago||I don't know if this fits with what Coach Beilein wants, but...||
It seems to me that a relatively easy thing for Robinson to focus on is the offensive glass. He certainly has the size and athleticism to be a terror there.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Indeed||
No offense to people, but there are some vowel sounds that come out of Michigan that are...not my favorite.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I'll read this when I get off of work - not being snarky||
I'm always up for new takes on the topic as long as they fit within (what I think are) reasonable boundaries.
|2 days 3 hours ago||In a bad way||
"I'm Che Guevara with bling..." Yes, and I'm Ho Chi Minh, and I'd love to turn over control of Vietnam to the US or France.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Foreign elites caught up to our elites pretty quickly, though||
"B" team or no in Athens, Argentina and other countries made great leaps from 1992-2004 as far as catching up to the US...And again, I'm thinking anyone who is a pro prospect in the States wouldn't participate out of fear of being injured, though of course that might prove to be an incorrect prediction...In any event, putting a sport in the Olympics might make it more popular. You might even see some small 7 on 7 leagues crop up around the world. Give some poor kids who aren't quite good enough to play elite soccer another way out, and they just might become pretty good football players. We're basically talking about throwing a ball, catching a ball, and running. Many people can learn to do that...A cool story bro story: I lived across the road from a dirt field in Ghana for three months. Every day, an intensely competitive soccer game would be held on the field with teenagers and guys in their early twenties playing like mad while wearing one shoe, no shoes, shoes held together by tape, etc. They weren't going to be noticed by anyone by playing in that game, and most of them would presumably never make a dime off of soccer, but they certainly seemed to play with everything they had. And they were great athletes to my eye. I could see a US coach turning them into a pretty good 7 on 7 team if the players were motivated by the possibility of improving their lives through football. That coach wouldn't have to train them to be athletes or instill in them the love of sport or willingness to work hard.
|2 days 3 hours ago||All true, but...||
...basketball is still an Olympic sport, and it's not a given that the US will win any paritcular games.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I do not like the Beatles||
I think they're annoying, mostly.
I don't watch baseball anymore.
I think Jay-Z is ridiculous.
I believe Lee Harvey Oswald probably acted alone in killing President Kennedy.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Didn't know that about US not playing||
I would be inclined to agree about the US dominating for the foreseeable future if we hadn't seen the world catch up to our professional basketball players so quickly. I remain amazed that it took so few games for a non-US team to win in men's basketball...None of this is to say that the world would catch up to the US, but it's believable to me that it could, especially given that (as I said) I wouldn't expect the best US players to particpate.
This isn't directly in response to anything you said: Soccer is undoubtedly the world's sport, but more and more people are seeing US sports on TV. I've watched a Cubs game in a small barbershop in West Africa. I think the world can catch up to us pretty quickly (at least enough to make things competitive) in any sport if they become connected to the sport via television and only need a field and a ball to play.
|2 days 4 hours ago||That might change, though||
People are apparently playing one version of football or another around the world more and more. And I don't think the US necessarily would dominate in 7 on 7 for very long - if at all, because I'm not sure elite guys would want to play in the Olypmics. The international competition linked above has been won twice by Japan.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I can see this happening in the form of 7 on 7||
As posters have noted and the article notes, there are different types of American football. I can imagine enough countries fielding 7 on 7 teams to make it happen. You don't need very many people to particpate in a sport for it to become an Olypmic event. How many people luge, do individual dressage, or train for biathlons?
|3 days 12 min ago||This is one...||
...of the reasons I'm not excited by Brian's meta post the other day. People seemed to think it would make the board a more civil place. I'm not seeing that so far, and I don't remember M-Wolverine saying anything nearly this pointless, wrong-headed, and mean-spirited.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Then that explains it...||
|3 days 1 hour ago||From what I know of Brown...||
...I think/hope he wouldn't tear the program apart to save his job.
|3 days 1 hour ago||$10 million per year goes to UT||
Half of that apparently goes to athletics and half to academics...That's not as much money as I thought, and in fact, Big Ten schools apparently receive more than $7 million per year from the BTN (I'm not sure of the academics/athletics split of that money). So the Longhorn Network is not the difference-maker I thought it was.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Me either||
The Longhorn Network probably puts Texas above just about anyone in the country financially.