"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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- Lost gate receipts totaling $X Million (Game was to be played at the KC Cheifs' stadium off campus, face value of tickets were up to $225 a piece)
- Plus the headache and PR nightmare (as you note) of returning the ticket sales $$
- TV $$ - no game, what's the payout from the networks?
- Lost concession sales (Including booze?)
- Cancellation of the event - what happens to workers/salaries/etc? Does the Missouri Govt worry about lost tax revenue?
- What about BYU fans with travel plans?
|5 days 17 hours ago||Just a thought||
Call UGP or Moes
|6 days 13 hours ago||In addition to Jmblue's perfect response||
We don't play against the Michigan Defense
|6 days 14 hours ago||I hope he does||
But recent Michigan running backs who didn't get much use here have NEVER and I mean NEVER gone to another University for a year and then torn it up on Sund -
I've just been handed a note -
|1 week 2 days ago||A good line||
That was often heard at Yost regarding a Ref.
My personal favorite was to yell "Raise your hand if you're an asshole!" While a ref was signaling icing or a delayed penalty.
|1 week 3 days ago||Houma too||
Was conversing with a few on Twitter, Houma seems to me like he's going to play on Sundays. He blocks well, he can get carries, he catches the ball out of the backfield, he plays special teams. Dude just seems poised for a 7 year NFL career even if he's undrafted
|1 week 3 days ago||I hear ya||
There's something majestic about a woman who can handle a broom
|1 week 3 days ago||Nice write up||
This Michigan D does seem to have a "We're so good at X we're going to stop you no matter what you do" mentality. Which (for the most part) has served them very well.
this was the first time this year where they did really struggle at all (I'm axiously awaiting the UFR, I may cancel my $0.00 subscription soon....) and I was surprised that M didn't dial up more pressure throughout the game.
However - What you mention above about how the FS was playing too deep to help against the run - I think that's where M had a big red zone advantage - the compressed field saw IU struggle all day.
|1 week 3 days ago||Nice write up Ace||
Do you think that the DTs would be susceptible to trap blocks that Harbaugh has been such a fan of? Or is our best bet the double-team seal?
|1 week 5 days ago||Do you have a business plan?|
|1 week 5 days ago||Seriously?||
Denard sure sucked in every big game. It's not like he put up 500 yards to beat ND, or was the QB for a BCS win, or beat OSU.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah||
But MIKE MARTIN THOUGH. Glasgow has been very good, even great at timese. Martin was great (and also doesn't have many highlights on youtube unfortunately)
|1 week 6 days ago||Yup||
And that final drive Poise as well. There was no panic from the offense. Rudock was in command, took snaps, made reads, got up to the line, etc. That aspect was not dissimilar from what Tom Brady did yesterday on an as-time-is-expiring drive. It's not often seen in college. There's worry, there's panic, the play clock running down, etc. The poise was impressive.
|1 week 6 days ago||That Harbaugh Picture||
Should definitely be made into a playsheet/placard for a playcall.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||We haven't been getting "Full" Ace?||
Man, can't wait to see the content that Healthy Ace puts out. Glad you're on the mend.
Also, this M team should be exciting. I have similar preseason expectations/thoughts as I did to Football. I'm not sure how good they'll be, I expect some bumps/maybe a loss or 2 they shouldn't lose, and I expect them to be much better at the end of the season compared to the beginning. Having great coaches is awesome. Should be fun...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nice write up Alex||
I love me some Futurama Clamps. Might want to rethink the "Hall of Heroes" name though...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No one was in the truck||
You can tell the truck is on a line (look in the bottom right corner of the screen).
IIRC this was actually testing a new safety barrier (the thing that makes the truck go boom). Figure a terrorist or something gets a hold of a truck at an airport (like in Casino Royale), but can't drive it into a crowd of people because these safety barriers are in place.
EDIT: it's for embassy protection
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nice MGoQuestion||
One thing that this staff seems to have already set is an answer to an MGoQuestion. When Brian sees things like "No pressure on rollouts" the answers are often already decided. As in the staff has noticed that too, and if they haven't addressed it they've at least discussed it.
Good coaches are awesome
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'd love the pen||
But I'm not creative.
Batman and Robin?
(Hawaiian War Chant and Temptation is the best)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
I see there are more of us...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Overall sure||
But the athletic budget? Losing the $$ from a "home" game is a big deal. I don't think we disagree. Both the actual dollars and the huge PR issue caused by FOOTBALL as opposed to general angst lead to the result today.
Football caused the issue a lot more attention, both in PR and in Dollars than it was getting previously.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Nope, I'm not you||
However I did this regularly in the dorms as a freshman (Bursely in 2005/6). There was cereal, and there were milk dispensers, including a chocolate one. I was stopped a few times by curious folks as I filled cereal bowls with chocolate milks, but I think I created a convert or two. It's delicious.
As I said, my main 2 go-to cereals for it are Frosted Flakes and Honey Nut Cheerios, but I'm sure there are other cereals that are good with it too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||WILDCARD||
Frosted Flakes with Chocolate Milk.
Seriously. It'll change your perception of what cereal can be. Also, chocolate milk works well with Honey Nut Cherrios.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Excellent point||
I think a parallel might be around the Gibbons situation here. As the proprietor of MGoBlog, when Brian wrote about that mess he didn't go out of his way to explicitly say "Sexual Assault is Bad", because he thought it was a given and it wasn't required of him in his role. Some commentors thought he should have been more explicit in condemning sexual assault. Brian's a writer and small business owner with no power over that situation (and he later explicitly said "sexual assault is bad" just to close the loop). In that example, while the AD didn't do a great job of being communicative there was never any doubt where the University stood on the issue.
In this case, there were multiple, documented, publilc racially charged incidents on campus and the "leaders" did nothing. Even when his vehicle was stopped in the homecoming parade the president would not engage the students. In that position, I think it would have been critical for the president to condemn what happened, and he didn't. It's not hard to make the leap that if the leader doesn't condemn, it's almost like a silent condoning of what's happening.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Not just the check||
Yes, Mizzou would have had to cut a $1M check to BYU for the forfeit, but there also would have been:
Yes, some of these are straight PR nightmares, but Mizzou would have missed out on a lot of money by not playing this game.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
As with most things, follow the money (in this case, that would have been lost by not playing)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yes a cool story||
But NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND /Corso'd
Bad engineering was responsible for the Tacoma Narrows collapse
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Re; Mizzou||
I agree that the SB Nation piece was a good writeup. One thing that seems to be lost in terms of the Chancellor leaving too is that a good chunk of the faculty was ready to walk out. The Brandon parallels are very similar - the President and Chancellor had lost major constituencies (Endzone talks about the Lettermen, Donors, Students, Etc) and the football team taking a stand seems to have helped bring the media attention.
The situation Brian describes - about a group of players refusing to take the floor during an event - is exactly how the NBAPA came to be formed. The players refused to take the floor at the first all star game.
I think it'll happen too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Counterpoint||
Vincent Smith - probably the best pass blocking RB we've had since Hart - credits Fred Jackson with teaching him how to block so well.
That said, different coaches coach different players with different levels of success. I'm glad to see Wheatley getting props for helping here.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Opportunity lost||
When I was a kid Reese's Puffs was just peanut butter. I would mix those and Cocoa Puffs and it was glorious.
Now that's just normal Reese's Puffs. I missed out on millions.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well I am slow with the Jake Jokes||
Nobody gave a question to "Butt"