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|38 weeks 2 days ago||Some notes||
1) The university is not the only tenet of the buildings adjacent to the railroad tracks. A company called GTH operates out of one of the building to the south of DPS.
2) As others have noted plant operations fit really well into the old Hoover Ball and Steel (Namesake of Hoover Ave btw) company, but those facilities are very old. This was never planned (re: Section1) and if it was, it wouldn't have been terrible planning back in the 1930's
3) There is actually a theater operation out of those buildings, I've seen kids outside practicing swordplay during the summer months.
4) Transportation services is not the university's most visable land outside the diag. That would be any of North Quad, Law Quad, Weill Hall, North Campus, The Hill, basically any other building. You actually can't even see Tansportation Services from the street. (Again re: Section1)
5) The university could easily move these functions to the plethora of land it owns on North Campus. There is already an ancillary bus depot on Baxter Road. Have you ever driven up by the Laundry Services Building (or even known the university has an entire building dedicated to laundry)? There is plenty of space up there for these support functions, it's just a matter of funding and building new structures when there are adequate facilities in place.
6) None of this land is near the Edward Bros site.
|41 weeks 10 hours ago||Must be a new policy.||
We used to have players enrolled in engineering. Mark Hugye is the most recent one, and he was a Naval Arcitecture major, which is very difficult. He also came in under Carr, but since then I don't think there have been any engineering majors in the football program outside of walk-ons.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I scalped about 30 mins before the game||
A scalper tried to sell me a regular ticket for $15 about 30 minutes before the game, but I needed a student ticket which I found for $10 a few minutes later. (The scalper even was gonig to split up a pair)
There were a lot of people trying to offload tickets and I think the scalpers ate a few tickets on Saturday.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||38-35 Notre Dame||
ND pulls it out - HA!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Outside the Big Ten||
My three favorites are:
Tenessee - Neyland Stadium
Tailgating is the SEC is awesome. Was there for a Florida-UT game and some of the tailgaters were grilling aligator (kinda rangy and tough) Neyland is a great stadium in the heart of Campus and is a big stadium. The Pride of the Southland Band playing Rockey Top was just terrific.
Oregon - Autzen Stadium
Lloyd Carr called it the loudest stadium he ever coached in, and the announcer proclaims in never rains in Autzen, but it sure did drizzle when I was there for the Cal game a few years ago. Only 60k fans but they were intense and it was a Thursday night game. Good tailgating outside the stadium, but really the excitement of games there is nearly impossible to match.
Alabama - Bryant Denny Stadium
I was there for the Iron Bowl, so it may have been crazier than normal, but damn those are some passionate fans. It's amazing how much people (especially the girls) get dressed up for the games. The student section is open seating though, so we had to get there 3 hours before the game, but got great seats. But that does kinda kill your buzz before kick-off so we snuck in about 6 single shots of Jim Beam each. The entire stadium stood for nearly the whole game. But the one weird thing about Bryant-Denny is that they had a seperate area of the student section reserved for the fraternaties and sororities.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Agreed||
The husky stadium was kinda a dump, no lighting in the concourse and it felt like walking around a parking garage. The renovations are completely redoing the concourses so that shoud improve. Tailgating on boats in Lake Washington is awesome though, but it's hard to look good wearing purple to a football game.
But the worst problem with Husky Stadium is the runing track between the stands and the field. It pushes all the seats 30 feet back on the sidelines and about 80 feet back on the endzone.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I don't need a quiz||
I once took action on the results of a German club handball game from an offshore.
But then again, my 25:1 ticket on Michigan winning the tourney that I snagged last August is still looking pretty.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I guess these are out||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||But do you understand the||
But do you understand the scientific causes of the hole in the Ozone?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Firearms on Campus||
The only students I remember owning firearms on campus were a couple of the ROTC guys I knew. Other than that I don't remember a single person have a gun at their AA residence. I knew some that had firearms at their parents house, but never in AA. That was only a few years ago.
It seems like it wasn't until after I left AA I realized just how many people in this country own guns.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||They played a pretty||
They played a pretty thrilling 3OT game against Minnesota this year to open the season. I only remember that game because I stayed up till 2AM on a Thursday night watching it when I had a 7am meeting the next morning at work.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Travel Fairness||
I'm pretty sure the Big Ten has a certain mileage cutoff for driving vs flying. It might be something like 600 miles, so the inner schools have to drive everywhere while the outer schools get to fly when they face the schools across the conference. One could argue that flying 1000 miles would be easier than driving 500.
I'm not 100% on what I wrote above, but if a team like Nebraska is going to fly anywhere east of Chicago, it really doesn't add too much on the trip whether it is Columbus or State College, PA. If I were a player in Lincoln I'd reather fly to Columbus than drive to Champagne. Being farther away could actually reduce your travel times, is what I'm trying to get at.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Sand Diego is great and all||
But as long as Portland, Oregon is still a city, no other place gets to claim having the best craft brew scene in America.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Transitive Property in Sports||
I like this graphic from the NFL this year.
Every team is better than every other team, including themselves.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||That's a really dumb||
That's a really dumb observation. I doubt there is a really any correlation to there being more racism just because someplace is considered to be in the south. But then again the first counter example that popped into my head was South Africa...
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Alignment||
With Minnesota's balanced formation and Michigan having 7 guys in the box, no matter what you are going to have 3 defenders on one side of the play and 4 defenders on the other.
Unless Michigan lines up a guy over the center, they are going to be at a disadvantage on one side of the formation or another.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Ol' George||
I have fond memories of engaging Georgie in sport. I blocked for him as the center on '90 squad. A tremendous runner Georgie was, and he had more moxie than any other man on the Grid, with the exception of perhaps my good friend George Holden.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||2011 Alamo Bowl||
Washington and Baylor combined for nearly 1,400 yards in a barn-burner. No defense was played that game either.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Kitchen Dick||
Out on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington is "Kitchen Dick Road".
I gotta imagine there is a great story behind that one.
|2 years 1 week ago||Steam Tunnels||
I've been in the steam tunnels. They connect almost every building on campus. The large concrete cylinders around campus that people post fliers on are the ventilation ducts, as the tunnels can get extreamly hot. But they are also a complete maize and students have almost died from dehydration after getting lost in them.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Here's one||
This lady I work with had a grandfather who competed in the 1936 olympic games. He was part of the team that won the gold in 8-man rowing. Hitler himself placed the gold medal around his neck.
I can only imagine the types of bar bets he won with the story of the day he won a gold medal at the Olympics and met Hitler.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||NCAA Memories||
Every year in school my buddy and I would call in sick to our shitty summer jobs the day NCAA was released. We would pick up a case (or two) of nasty Icehouse beer and play dynasty mode until our eyes bled and all the beer dissapeared.
One time I beat him on a last second hail-mary and he ran into the hallway in Markley and kicked the heating vent. I went back a few years ago and that dent is still there. That dent is my legacy.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Totally Agree||
About 6 months ago I was riding a ferry between Seattle and Bainbridge Island. I was minding my own business when I heard a familiar voice. I look up and sure enough it's Conan O'Brien sitting 10 feet from me chatting up an old couple. Before I could snap out of my shock, he got up, thanked the couple for the conversation and walked off.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I love Chad Kent, but the||
I love Chad Kent, but the best drummer named Chad is Red Hot Chili Pepper's Chad Smith
|3 years 2 weeks ago||And I can assure you, we did||
And I can assure you, we did love butt-fucking in the 1800's.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||It was Andover. Props to a||
It was Andover.
Props to a fellow Lahser Grad. Everyone knew that getting Judge Smalls for a MIP = death.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Anyone up for a game of||
Anyone up for a game of Tic-Tac-Throw?
|3 years 6 weeks ago||He isn't a Prettyman without||
He isn't a Prettyman without the heirloom mustache. I recieved mine from my father who recieved his from his father who brought it over from the old country.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I like this one||
"MVP of 1934 football team; President of the United States"
|3 years 10 weeks ago||You were the biggest regret||
You were the biggest regret in my life.
Well... You and losing to Cornell back in '89.