Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|1 week 3 days ago||YES.||
A win tonight essentially hangs a future banner.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wait until: - Michigan wins||
- Michigan wins something
- Ohio loses something
- Michigan beats Ohio, fulfilling both scenarios.
Wait for one of those things, and you should be fine.
|1 week 5 days ago||Top 3? Maybe tonight!||
If Indiana beats Iowa tonight, that eliminates the Hawkeyes from ever catching us.
That would leave only State and Wisconsin as other potential Big Ten champions.
|1 week 5 days ago||Never post when just getting||
Never post when just getting home and being somewhat tired.
|1 week 6 days ago||Nebraska can't catch Michigan.||
Tonight's win and Nebraska's loss means that Nebraska cannot catch Michigan in the Big Ten standings.
Michigan is guaranteed to finish in the Big Ten's top five at the moment. If Indiana beats Iowa or Penn State beats Ohio State tomorrow, Michigan clinches a top-four spot and a bye in the tournament. If both upsets take place, Michigan clinches a top-three finish.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm interested.||
If no one else needs them, I'm interested in storing/converting them.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||GO CANADA GO||
Good luck to Team Canada, and their management staff made of Michigan parents.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'd like to read that.||
Where is the article about atmosphere being too organized and planned?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I can't believe I'd end up||
I can't believe I'd end up feeling sorry for Richie Incognito after reading those texts.
Richie's just looking for a friend to do terrible things with, thought he had a buddy, and his friend reported him.
What a weird, weird story.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Wait a sec...||
"scotty was always the more sane of the two, but robbie was a great guy to bounce with at charlies."
What? Seriously? Scott Steiner was the more sane of the two?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Best coaching decision of the night.||
I went to the GLI today, rooting for Michigan and Michigan Tech (dad's an alum). Not only did I see no scoring by either team I was rooting for, but we just decided to drive home and pass on watching Michigan/Kansas State downtown.
Turns out, we missed indirectly seeing a UFC fighter horrifically break his leg, in a bar's HD display.
That was a good call to just go home, and it was the best playcall of the night.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||This is true.||
In the 1980's and prior, sit-down pizza restaurants were huge, and that was (and still is) Pizza Hut's main business. Those red-roofed buildings are all for dining in. Little Caesars had a similar concept with family fun centers in the 1980's and 1990's.
By taking pizza out of the restaurant, Domino's was able to sell a lot of pizza without a lot of unnecessary overhead costs.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||As someone born in 1988, it||
As someone born in 1988, it is really bizarre to see OJ Simpson receive a round of applause at the mere mention of his name, with a 100% approval rating.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The 1 pm game will have the||
The 1 pm game will have the older generation of players, the second game will have the younger players.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||National TV schedule for the weekend.||
Fri 12/6/2013 7:05 ET American International @ RIT AH TWCS
Fri 12/6/2013 7:00 ET Minnesota @ Michigan State B10 FSN+
Fri 12/6/2013 7:00 CT Penn State @ Wisconsin B10 FSW
Fri 12/6/2013 8:05 ET Massachusetts @ Notre Dame HE NBCSN
Fri 12/6/2013 7:35 ET North Dakota @ Western Michigan NT CBS
Sat 12/7/2013 7:05 ET American International @ RIT AH TWCS
Sat 12/7/2013 4:00 ET Minnesota @ Michigan State B10 FSN
Sat 12/7/2013 8:00 CT Penn State @ Wisconsin B10 FSW
Sat 12/7/2013 6:35 ET Massachusetts @ Notre Dame HE NBCSN
Sat 12/7/2013 7:00 ET Boston College @ New Hampshire HE WBIN, FCS
Sun 12/8/2013 4:00 ET Massachusetts-Lowell @ Maine HE FCS, WVII
|13 weeks 4 days ago||No one but hockey players||
No one but hockey players watched that movie. Good movie, though.
Closest I've come is the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. Fun experience, but a little touristy.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||It's not a debate when you||
It's not a debate when you just go eat everything over the course of a weekend.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Spots? BTB? Zingerman's?||
Spots? BTB? Zingerman's? Maize + Blue?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Hockey on TV!||
I'll be decorating a Christmas tree, wrapping gifts, and filling out cards to...
- Red Wings/New Jersey, tonight at 7:30
- Red Wings/Florida, Saturday at 7
- Toronto/Ottawa, Saturday on HNIC at 7, followed by Calgary/Edmonton
- College football championship games that will cause existential pain through flashbacks to this season, causing me to make tea and hope for snow.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||The new barriers will be||
The new barriers will be football-only, I'd assume. The conference divisions will create rough "conferences" for football within your own division, with the larger conference umbrella there for other sports and finances.
Redoing all of this stuff really isn't as big of a job as you might think. The NCAA, when you get down to it, really doesn't do all that much.
Rulebooks and compliance documents largely stay the same, except for those big changes people are hoping for and stripping out the fluff.
National championship tournaments are easy to run, with current procedures for booking facilities, referees, et cetera. If Michigan/MSU can book neutral site games at the Joe, and the Big Ten can book the Xcel Energy Center for a conference tournament, College Super Conference can do the same thing.
Scheduling is already done on a conference and school basis anyway.
Television rights and large contracts are done on a conference basis, and any NCAA-controlled contracts can simply be negotiated or renegotiated with the conference broadcasting partners.
It could be done in a summer if people solely focused on it.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||This is what the conference||
This is what the conference championships will try to fix. Sure, you lost your playoff game, but you're the Big Ten champion! Or, Big Ten division champion!
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Money.||
The centralizing influence is always money. If conferences/schools can make more money by breaking off than they can in the NCAA's system, they will break off as soon as they can.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Essentially, yes.||
What was traditionally your conference is now your division. Winning your division puts you in an effective bowl game against the other conference division winner, with that champion advancing.
Unfortunately, this makes the Big Ten East into its own separate conference, relegating four traditional Big Ten powers with three (or more) outsiders.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||The future!||
The future of college football will be four mega-conferences, with the conference champions as the four playoff teams. Conference championship games will essentially be play-in games of their own.
I've heard this scenario kicked around for years. A big shakeup is coming to college sports, beyond simply the four-team playoff.
If this came to pass, I think the conference championship games will become a much bigger deal. Winning your division and playing in these games will be a benchmark of success, with records in the playoff stratifying those successful teams even further.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Generally a lurker, but...||
There's been a lot of things going on with Michigan Athletics to cause angst this year, outside of the regular drama of trolling morons. Between the Akron game and the span of time from the Penn State game to present, various recruiting stories, the discontent over the AD's office, not to mention how the hockey and basketball seasons ended...there have been a lot of things to overreact to.
Having downvoting go away during what was unfortunately an incredibly volatile football season led to a lot of conflict. While the right steps will be taken to correct that, winning might help solve everything.
Seriously, I can't think of a more chaotic and draining season. Even the Rich Rod years were sustained, calloused pain. This was something newly frustrating every week, and it showed on here.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Me too. Coach Hoke is||
Me too. Coach Hoke is putting that food away with efficiency.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Oh man.||
Oh man. The summer of 2007. July 2007, specifically. Really, the days just before we'd all degenerate into where we are today.
For those of you not clicking on that post, some highlights from back then:
- Les Milesis not a candidate for the Michigan job, because his language and cretinous ways would instantly make him a pariah at Michigan.
"It's a place where the next coach will not only need top-tier football coaching and recruiting skills, but a background that shows he can navigate an elite academic institution. It's also a place where hundreds of former players are actively involved with supporting the program. Those players, and Carr, will have a voice at the table."
- Recruiting profiles of Toney Clemons! Darryl Stonum! Sam McGuffie seems like he's committing to Michigan soon. Michael Shaw might commit too, but Penn State wants him.
- On the other hand, basketball recruit Draymond Green is going to Michigan State.
Oh, what and where we were back then.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||This sums everything up.||
A crushing game last week. We are all this otter.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||A good sign!||
Da'Shawn's Michigan highlight was a professor, the other two highlights were just objects.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Not the week to do that,||
Not the week to do that, guys. Not the week.