"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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|5 years 5 days ago||Brady Hoke?||
|5 years 3 weeks ago||307|
|5 years 5 weeks ago||ESPN3||
I will be without ESPN for the evening of the game. Does anyone know if ESPN3 is subject to blackout? I have internet delivered through Comcast in the Chicago area, if it makes a difference.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Ohio State Wouldn't it be||
Wouldn't it be awesome to play them twice and in back to back weeks? Think of the revenue.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I used to use the perennial||
I used to use the perennial success of Michigan to offset the perennial disappointment of the Cubs. And now? Now, I drink.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Columbus: We caught the||
Columbus: We caught the highway sniper... eventually.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Fair point. I didnt' mean to||
Fair point. I didnt' mean to imply that strike zone judgement and out/safe calls or similar, nor that Halladay shouldn't have gotten his perfect game. I only mean to say officiating is , by definition, ultimatley at the discretion of the officials. Part of sports culture is living with those mistakes.
That being said, if it had happened during Carlos' no-hitter, I probably would have wanted to see the posthumous correction too.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Truthfully, it is not out of||
Truthfully, it is not out of the ordinary for there to be a dozen questionable calls in a MLB game. Take, for example, Halladay's recent perfecto. He worked a ton of three ball counts and was afforded a pretty generous outside corner. I'm reasonably certain that by reviewing Pitch FX data or video, we could find a walk issued by Halladay. Of course, no one is advocating stripping this perfect game, even though the umpires judgement "changed history."
I'd probably feel differently if I was a Tigers fan, but my gut feeling is that missed calls, even those of high consequence, always have been and always will be a part of the game. Go get 'em tomorrow, kid.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I suspect self-serving bias,||
I suspect self-serving bias, in that people seem to always support harsher penalties for everyone besides themselves. How many people would say we should be harder on burglars? Tax cheats? Drunk drivers?
In that same line of thinking, I'm certainly hoping USC gets the hammer tonight. I'm likely to think whatever the NCAA does isn't 'harsh enough.' I'm sure I would feel differently if I were a USC fan.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||He's been on the higher end||
He's been on the higher end of the pitcher abuse points spectrum since he was 22. If he was going to have serious, long term arm trouble, it probably would have happened already.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||It has to be a ploy on Lou's||
It has to be a ploy on Lou's part to give both Gorzelanny and Silva another turn in the rotation. Lou can't sent Silva to the bullpen with a sub-one ERA. He can't send Gorzelanny there because it makes them too left-handed (Grabow and Marshall). He's just buying time to make a decision.
The Cubs have done some stupid, stupid things in over a century of futility (college of coaches, anyone?), but even they are too smart to trade 100 innings of Carlos Zambrano for 100 innings of Tom Gorzelanny. No one is going to put an 18 million dollar pitcher who has a tendency to overthrow is sinker in short relief for more than a couple weeks.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||No.||
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Seems strange that they will||
Seems strange that they will be looking for more offense than defense with all the "ugh wide receivers" sentiment that punctuated last years class.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Best TV show of the oughts by||
Best TV show of the oughts by a wide margin.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||As a native Illinoisan (don't||
As a native Illinoisan (don't tell), I've always been a bit perplexed about why the state has so few high-level prospects. It seems as though a state so populous, with at least a few nationally respected programs (JCA comes to mind), should be cranking out more than a handful of highly ranked kids each year.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||The only person who laughs at||
The only person who laughs at Jimmy Fallon's jokes is Jimmy Fallon
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I guess he gets toasted in||
I guess he gets toasted in every sense of the word.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I wonder if McKnight knew||
I wonder if McKnight knew about this before hand, or if he was just leaving to beat the supposed "rookie cap."
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Last I heard Wiener's Circle||
Last I heard Wiener's Circle had been shut down by the Health Department:
I'm not a big hot dog guy, but my friends all rave about Gene and Jude's in River Grove.
|6 years 4 days ago||Your pro ball career will||
Your pro ball career
|6 years 1 week ago||Lewis really has a gift for||
Lewis really has a gift for blending his expository with a moving story.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||That was simultaneous||
That was simultaneous possession.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||What are the rules for||
What are the rules for selection? Are Big-Ten-affiliated bowls allowed to take any 6-6 team over any other 6-6 team, or do they have to go by conference record?
Michigan's odds of avoiding Detroit are a lot better if the former is the case.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||-I need Autocad, 3ds, and||
-I need Autocad, 3ds, and Revit.
I guess that makes me a PC person?
|6 years 4 weeks ago||reminds me of||
reminds me of this:
|6 years 7 weeks ago||- OSU, Penn State, and||
- OSU, Penn State, and Wisconsin all look like (unexpectedly) winnable games.
- Illinois just can't possibly be this bad, and Michigan has to go to Memorial Stadium. That being said, they have been just awful to date.
- Purdue is wretched and has to play in Ann Arbor.
- Delaware State is a 1-4 MEAC team.
I'll guess they lose one they shouldn't and win one they shouldn't (7-5), but nothing between 6-6 and 9-3 is a shock at this point.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Two Guesses: 1) The coaches||
1) The coaches have found the draw to be more successful in practice, where perhaps Denard has broken it open consistently (not too much of a stretch considering the linebacker situation).
2) My understanding of the zone read option is that it is a numbers game. It works because you theoretically don't have to block one guy, you can just run away from him. Maybe since Michigan gets 8 or 9 in the box when Denard enters the game, the numbers won't work?
|6 years 10 weeks ago||how very strange||
how very strange
|6 years 10 weeks ago||As a native Illinoisan (not||
As a native Illinoisan (not nearly as cool of a demonym as Michigander, fwiw), I couldn't agree with you more. UIUC's student body is made up of a bunch of white kids from Oak Park and Naperville that think that the Michigan vs. Illinois game is the biggest rivalry of the year.
Can't stand it.