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|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Of course MGoBlog will still be around . . .||
But it'll be all about soccer by then -- the sport of the future will have finally arrived!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It can't be over!||
What is poor Brian Windhorst going to do now? Go back to where he came from? Does he (or anyone else) know where that might be? And what is the WWL going to do to fill up that first half hour of SportsCenter?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||C'mon, man||
Isn't today depressing enough? Besides, would the World Wide Leader or its ilk let you drop your usual beat and cover a different sport whenever you feel like it?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the coverage of the USMNT, Brian||
I'll be looking forward to more in 2018, with (I hope and assume) a few updates along the way.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm gonna say yes . . .||
More specifically, the jerky kind of idiot.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Minor correction . . .||
Game time on Sunday is 6:00 p.m. Eastern.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Don't ruin the suspense . . .||
There's a HUGE debate on the board whether you're going Maryland or Rutgers with the next pick.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Actually . . .||
I seriously doubt that a judge will end up spending any time whatsoever on this case. The fictitious "plaintiff" filed this without paying a filing fee, and without requesting a waiver of the filing fee. In that case, the court can review the case before it's even technically "filed" and dismiss it out of the box if it's determined to be frivolous -- as this case obviously is. This can be done in a few minutes through a form order. In fact, since this case apparently was filed by a "frequent filer" who likely has been enjoined from further filings without leave of the court, this case might not even get a cursory review before it's tossed as filed without the proper leave.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||No direct financial benefit necessary||
Profit (or lack thereof) is only one of the factors considered in a "fair use" defense, and I don't think Michigan's athletic department would fare very well on the remaining factors. Anyway, as Don points out, the football program does "benefit" in a sense that would probably count against it under copyright law. In your hypothetical, little Coyote Jr.'s day care could be sued, but I'm guessing Disney will typically figure it's not worth the expense. As has been discussed around here recently, the AD's pockets are a bit deeper.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Typesetting problem . . .||
No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get the four-QB montage to come out right. Oddly, Bellomy's picture kept getting superimposed over the others . . . .
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Precisely||
So, you don't think the man in charge should be expected to find out "to what degree all of them were responsible," as opposed to, say, lying and covering up so that it's impossible to determine who should be held responsible? You seem to have a pretty low (or cynical?) idea of what's entailed in a "CEO job." If a president doesn't need a "clean resume," I would hope they'd at least excel in areas like leadership and accountability.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||"Is he supposed to never work again"?||
Well, let's see, he's over 60 years old and has made a boatload of money. He's also left two institutions on probation, and is the subject of a show cause order that basically prevents him from doing the one thing he's qualified for. So, yeah, maybe it's time to call it quits on serving institutions of higher learning. If he really needs the money (doubtful), I'm sure he can draw big bucks offering inspirational words about leadership on the speaking circuit.
As another president famously said, "The buck stops here." You don't see a problem with choosing a university president who has repeatedly looked the other way (or lied and covered up) when he learned about violations in programs he was in charge of? Let's hope there are no Sanduskys around YSU, because nothing in President Tressel's past suggests that he would aggressively investigate and insist that wrongdoers be held accountable.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||It's all in how you frame it . . .||
His "one" mistake was repeatedly breaking rules at multiple institutions. Oh, and lying about it.
So, his TWO mistakes were . . .
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The reading comprehension . . .||
is not so strong with this one (NYC Blue), for reasons explained in the original post and amplified nicely by jwendt.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The salute . . .||
got my vote.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry, but . . .||
I am on the internet, and therefore cannot hold these two thoughts in my head at the same time. Since I read #1 first and agreed with it, that rules out #2.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Another renewal||
3. Renewing: 2
4. Not renewing: 0
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Nice parallel to Jamal Crawford||
Another case where an NCAA rule basically forced a kid to stop being a student-athlete. Whose interests are the rules serving, again?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Just a guess . . .||
Neither of your degrees was in math?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||That||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||When I was a kid . . .||
we got that much snow EVERY DAY -- and I had to walk through it, uphill, both to and from school, a five-mile hike there and a ten-mile trek home.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||This . . .||
is a 100-percent accurate description of everyone on the internet.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Can't wait for the "magic"||
Yes, maybe a bunch of 4-star recruits with another year under their belts will "magically improve" to the point that they are competently performing the fairly straightforward tasks given to them under Nuss's preferred blocking scheme. That's hardly Gerg/Greg 2.0.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I see what you did there . . .||
You "don't watch the NBA," but you did "watch Trey play against the Pistons at the Palace." Pretty much sums up the state of the Detroit franchise . . . .
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I've acknowledged that the decision was debatable . . .||
but even if we stipulate that the decision was flat-out wrong -- and I tend to agree, by the way, given what we now know (and the coaches presumably knew) about Bellomy's fitness as a backup -- you still haven't explained how this is an example where Hoke was too hands-off and should have stepped in. Since the Gardner-to-receiver decision was made pre-season, what makes you so sure Hoke wasn't involved?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||"[P]robably going to lose that game anyway"?||
When Denard went out of the Nebraska game, he had just run the ball inside the 10 for first and goal and Michigan was trailing 7-3, so your assertion is highly debatable. We don't need to rehash this entire debate, but it's at least open to question whether keeping Gardner as an available backup QB could have changed the outcome of the Nebraska game. That said, I agree with you that the Gardner/Bellomy decision isn't a great example of Hoke being too "hands off" -- in all likelihood, both he and Borges were involved in the decision to move Gardner to receiver, and though it didn't work out so well in the Nebraska game, it's one of those things where hindsight is 20/20 and there was something to be said for either alternative. As you say, Gardner made a pretty decent contribution at receiver, a position of need.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Whenever I get into a debate with someone . . .||
about the relative virtues of hockey and basketball (I'm a hockey guy), my "Exhibit A" is the fact that a hockey game keeps the same flow right 'til the end, while a basketball game flows through the first 38 minutes or so (except for all the media timeouts) and then grinds to a halt. What other game completely changes its back-and-forth nature at the very end, when the excitement level should be the highest? That's partly a result of the strategy of fouling (a separate problem), but the abundance of timeouts sure doesn't help.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Still an improvement||
Even if each media timeout is longer, at least the flow of the game won't be disrupted as much by the 6,000 timeouts each team currently gets (OK, maybe I'm exaggerating). And getting rid of the live-ball timeouts would also be good -- it drives me crazy when, unbeknownst to everyone on the court, the bench has just taken a timeout and the play that just happened is nullified.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Hmmm . . .||
My sources say this report is false.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||That's the lot (and job) of a GM||
The fact that others would have made the same bad pick doesn't make it a good one. I'm guessing that when Portland picked Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan in 1984, other GMs might have done the same. Though you're talking about what has changed in the draft, that's what has remained the same -- guys with size get picked too high and GMs don't do their homework with those picks. Again, in one of the articles cited by Matty Blue, one of the "experts" says (at the time) that picking Darko that high in the draft is putting a lot of (and maybe too much) stock in the European league he was playing in. It turns out that expert was right (and there was a lot of similar talk at the time), so it wouldn't have been completely ridiculous for Dumars to have reached the same conclusion.