the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|6 weeks 2 days ago||Bill Martin||
Bill Martin didn't hire Brian Ellerbe (which is what really set a brief downturn into permanance), and Bill Martin (not Brandon) is the one who orchestrated the Crisler renovations, which were never going to happen before football got done.
The Amaker hire was splashy at the time.
So I don't think you can lay this on Bill Martin
|6 weeks 6 days ago||While impressive||
While impressive, only one of those things is all that useful in basketball.
For a wonderful example of the limited success of hiring based on one year's tourney run, see Tommy Amaker.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks Bill||
Also thanks for the stadium renovation, lining up the Crisler renovations, hiring Beilein, not pimping Michigan for every dollar out there.
Take a significant amoung of good with a significant amount of bad, exactly as we do with our current AD as well.
|9 weeks 16 hours ago||Well||
Well....SECOND team All American PG.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||What||
What are you talking about "wary"?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Well||
Well ya know, there are lots of trees out here in Oregon. There's at least the possibility that was the inspiration
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Totally gave it away||
Totally gave it away
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I really||
I really think it's a case of "he doth protest too much." i think he's trying so hard to not appear to favor MICH that he opts to make it very obvious he's not biased whenever something could be borderline against M.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Pioneer||
Pioneer can have its athletics and academics.
Huron will always be number 1 in gentlemanly club life.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Eh||
I would not say the Raptors are the clear winners, this isn't fantasy basketball where they simply traded Calderon for Gay. They acquired the obligation to pay Gay up to $19M in two years. That's franchise player-money for a second or third banana.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Great||
Glad to see redneck concepts of gender norms are alive and well even among Michigan fans, even if it's just for a bad punchline. You make Coors Light and Buffalo Wild Wings' marketing department's proud.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Perhaps||
you're taking it a little too much to heart, but I'm with you on the "she's not that hot." Unpoplularopinionalert: she's got a bit of a man-face.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Hazard admits he kicked him||
Hazard's apology was "The boy put his whole body on to the ball and I was trying to kick the ball and not the boy. The boy came into our changing room and we had a quick chat. I apologised to the boy, he apologised as well and it’s over. Sorry"
He says he wasn't trying to kick the ballboy, but that phrasing clearly says he did kick him, albeit unintentionally.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
Yep, a streaker, with all his clothes on, standing on the sideline and not even close to the field, with an ID badge allowing him to stand there, who is expressly permitted to interact with the football.
But otherwise, just like that.
It doesn't have to be analogized with any other situation. He's a ballboy who was timewasting and Hazard kicked him.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Ok||
Ok, so he's "trying" to kick the ball out from under the ballboy. So what.
Hazard clearly makes contact with the ballboy, so his motive doesn't really matter (other than it might mean he's suspended for a month instead 3 months).
And this crap about the "ballboy deserves it cuz he got involved in the game" makes no sense. Let's say it wasn't a ballboy, let's say it was a Swansea player doing the exact same timewasting (which happens all the time in various forms), and Hazard kicked him. He'd still deservedly get a red card and be branded an asshole, just like now.
|17 weeks 20 hours ago||Curiously||
Curiously, SI's front page link to the currently-being played score of the IU-Northwestern game says "Indiana eyes return to No. 1 against N'western."
Methinks they missed a game...
|17 weeks 2 days ago||But the bad news on friday thing||
Doesn't really play here. The default assumption (if he never says another word) is that he's done something wrong in this whole thing. So if he's coming on air to say that he did nothing wrong....you gain nothing by doing that late on Friday.
If no one notices the interview, then the default is to go back to assuming he did something wrong.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Burke really is showing a lot of NBA skill||
He'll never be a lottery pick, let alone top 5, but at this moment he's already playing like Damian Lillard lite, and you could argue Lillard should've gone in the top 3.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||The||
strikethrough preserves for posterity the original text, plus the change, so everyone can see the evolution of the post and the author's response to a comment/criticism/error. It's the responsible, mature way of handling corrections.
The fact that Ty Duffy or other Deadspin/TBL-type drivel pushers use it otherwise shouldn't dictate how it ought to be used by an ethical writer
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Alabama offers||
Alabama offers a lot of kids. Not necessarily a commentary on the talent they offer, but it's a wider scattershot than many other elite schools.
Which seems to be working out fine for them.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Well that works two ways||
You can make a prediction that a guy is coming here, then say he changed his mind when the kid doesn't. No one will ever "know" except the kid himself. It sorta makes the prediction kinda useless.
Part of being the "recruiting insider" is wading though the chaff that comes from the recruits. Otherwise, the existence of insiders is worthless (i'm sure many argue that anyway)
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I'll bite on not getting the reference||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Why not?||
The recruiting "policy" is stupid. And isn't much of a policy if it's broken twice in a week (further evidence that it's stupid)
|25 weeks 15 hours ago||Because||
Florida beat a better team and should've been ahead of Oregon anyway, based on resume. Oregon played 2 current top 25 teams all season and went 1-1. Despite the shiny offense, that's not impressive.
AP voters do a lot of moronic things, but having the gall to not blindly keep teams at the same ranking from week to week is not a bad quality.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Nutball||
Nutball responses on both sides of this argument set aside, one might argue that it is an extremely rational reaction, with a lot of perspective, to question whether the offensive coordinator who has had numerous questionable displays throughout his two years here is the right person for the job.
Questions about whether a coach should be fired and rationality/perspective are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Because||
Because someone wrote a post about college football, maybe not informative but certainly not offensive?
Heaven forbid an internet mod would ever have to deal with inchoate arguments....
|26 weeks 1 day ago||But with a haircut||
But with a haircut you can really set your watch to.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||And thoughtful||
|26 weeks 1 day ago||What||
What is the basis for this idea that by adding new school X we somehow automatically turn every location from Ohio to new school X into Big Ten fan territory. If we add Central Florida, I think it would make zero difference in the ability of B1G schools to recruit Florida. Adding Rutgers wasn't going to allow the B1G to "capture" the NYC market because no one there cares about Rutgers.
Does anyone in the mid-atlantic care about Maryland athletics? (that's a serious question, i just don't know)
|27 weeks 19 hours ago||Yaaayyy||
Perfectly timed run (if anything on this field today can be deemed intentional).