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|26 weeks 3 days ago||We have a pretty good chance....||
so long as we beat Ohio this weekend.
There are 10 BCS bowl slots. 5 go to conf champs and one to ND. This leaves 4 at-large slots and none will go to a non-AQ (thank you Utah State) this year.
The SEC gets one at-large fo certain. The Big 12 will also get one as both Oklahoma and Texas are huge draws - both might go to the BCS if both win this weekend and OK is conf champ. The ACC should also get one at large as Clemson is a big draw and will have at most 2 losses.
This leaves one slot for the PAC-12 and B1G (Big East is a non-starter for the bowls), If UCLA beats Stanford this weekend and Oregon beats UCLA in the championship then it is a 3 loss Michigan versus and 3 loss Stanford or 3 loss UCLA. I think Michigan is the more attractive candidate for the bowls especially if it is the Sugar or Orange.
nb God do the computers hate the ACC! FSU not even in the top 25 in one ranking???
|47 weeks 4 days ago||best half of the tourney so far||Loved the (non) officiating|
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Thinking Giovinci at '88. 1-0 Italy||Assist to Pirlo of course. No way England scores unless there is a massive defensive breakdown.|
|47 weeks 4 days ago||awaiting the 2:45am kickoff here in Hong Kong...||drinking Leffe listening to NWA Straight Outta Compton at Players in Wanchai. Anyone wanna join me? Like Italy in this one. Pirlo too much quality.|
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Hong Kong||
For Hong Kong, you can list:
Amici, 1/F, 81-85 Lockhart Road (corner of Lockhart & Luard), Wanchai
We watch all the midnight (noon ET) starts there.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Not by the media or many of the UM fans in NO||
I don't know what the Vegas line was, but until the Kentucky game they had played a terrible tournament. They beat 9 seed UCLA on a last second shot and barely got by Temple and GW.
They had beaten NC in the Rainbow Classic 4 months earlier (also on a last second shot), but NC wasn't playing Donald Williams much at the time.
In the tournament, NC had beaten a very good Cincy team and crushed Kansas. And we had watched the Kansas domination first hand.
Also, the Fab Five were a team without a center and Montross was one of the best in college that year (and NC had another 7 footer on the bench). Michigan was very susceptible to being beaten by teams with good big men.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Was there that day too. . .||
but the thing I remember the most was the win over Kentucky (and the awesome party on Bourbon Street Sat night afterwards).
They were never expected to beat UNC and they were never really in the game. Although they could've had a chance at the end, it didn't feel like it was going to happen.
I didn't mind so much. I was still in the glow of the run in '89 and especially the epic Final Four game against the Illini. That and the wipe-out of Virginia with Rice and Higgins draining 3s from everywhere.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||ESPN Player will show Michigan at Indiana||
But it's not available if you have an IP address in Asia.
If you are in Okinawa, you can sign up for it if you have a VPN and use an IP address in Europe.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Don't Forget...||
the (in)famous Eugene Germany - transferred from USC
|3 years 25 weeks ago||24 Years?||
Great diary and I don't mean to quibble, but I seem to remember one Robert "Tractor" Traylor (before going on to fame and fortune in the Land of the Hittites) leading the Blue to a win in the inaugural B10 Tournament a scant 11 years ago.
Not to take anything away from the '85 Tarpley-Wade-Rellford-Joubert-Grant team that cleaned up the B10 my junior year before getting dumped out of the tournament in the 2nd round by Villanova. Oh, if we had only known then that Villanova would go on to upset Georgetown for the crown, maybe we would not have drunk so much that night?
Or the Big Ten champs of 1986 which lost to Johnny Orr and Iowa State in the 2nd round.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Not sure about Penn State||
I think they are a different team with Navarro Bowman and Sean Lee back. They just held one of the best passing attacks in the Big Ten to 138 total yards and 7 first downs. Decker had just one catch.
I think we may fare better against OSU.
And is it duckets or ducats? Or is this going with the Cabrini-Green theme?
|3 years 35 weeks ago||SSIFS||
Thanks for the picks.
Does evaluating a player's peformance = hating?
I don't think so.
I may be crazy, but I am thinking it may be the annual SSIFS (Shoot-Self-In-Foot-Saturday) for the Trojans.
2 Off-Topic Comments (since I don't get a chance to comment much):
1) Would Stevie Brown be a LB if Carr is still coaching?
2) How nice is it to watch and not know whether a given play is a run or a pass?
Finally, 2009 = Season Shootout (or maybe Rod-emption Year?)
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Illinois?||
Brian, I think you are underrating Utah and ND and overrating Illinois and PSU (and maybe Wisconson too). I think the hardest games will be the early ones and that the team will improve significantly as the season progresses. Illinois is simply not good and by PSU the O-Line/QBs should be better.
I think we open 1-3 and then run the table until OSU. I just pray we don't drop one of the early games to the MAC. That is possible and would make for an ugly season.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||In the immortal words of Mr T: I predict pain||
My warmest hopes and dreams:
-- no more than 4 turnovers
-- no more than 10 sacks
-- no more than 0 OL injuries
-- no more than 2 QBs
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Japan||
The GamePlan is now via ESPN360 and it is not available in Asia. It is not clear how many (if any at all) Big Ten game they will show this year. I have not even seen a schedule for this weekend yet.
For you guys in Japan, you should be able to find the game on Armed Forces Network (if you can stand the commercials). It is shown in real-time on AFN/extra.
You just need a friend on-base or a bar with a AFRTS decoder. I watched most the games via AFN at a sports bar when I lived in Belgium.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Actually, this is really helpful for us in HK||
We need to know what channel to access on the slingbox you know.