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|7 hours 50 min ago||Selling stadium naming rights||
Selling stadium naming rights has become a global thing. Most new European stadiums do the same.
|7 hours 54 min ago||The "Second place is first||
The "Second place is first loser" argument is tiresome in general, but especially so in baseball, where the playoffs are basically a crapshoot. Under Ilitch the franchise has gotten to the playoffs, which is really all you can expect.
I'm not in love with the stadium he built and think the Tigers try too hard for a Brandonesque "wow" experience at the ballpark, but as far as spending what it takes to win, we can't ask for much more than what he's done.
|10 hours 29 min ago||GERG had free reign in 2009,||
GERG had free reign in 2009, but in 2010 he was running, or rather trying to run, the 3-3-5. This spawned numerous "Is it RR or GERG that's the problem?" threads here that season.
|1 day 3 hours ago||But he also had had a||
But he also had had a horrible tenure at Syracuse. A lot of us rationalized it away by explaining that he officially wasn't then DC then, since he was the head coach . . . but doubt was lingering in a lot of our minds when he was hired.
He did have one fine head of hair though.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Lavall Jordan was hired||
I don't think this is correct. Beilein took some heat then but he was not seriously in jeopardy of getting fired.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Are they going to revisit||
Are they going to revisit these players later on?
|1 day 7 hours ago||That's huge in||
No, what happened was that we had 12 scholarships a year (instead of 13) for four seasons.
(EDIT: duh, missed the post above mine.)
|1 day 7 hours ago||I don't know, I never really||
When there are multiple pro teams (in different sports) in one city, it makes sense. If you tell someone you're going to the "Detroit game" after work - which team are you talking about? Tigers? Pistons? Wings?
|2 days 4 hours ago||I will start to pay attention||
I will start to pay attention to MLS if this happens. At the moment I'm not terribly interested in a league whose nearest team is in (guh) Columbus.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Great find||
That game show clip is fascinating. It's funny to see the cultural changes (a carton of cigarettes as a gift!). Also interesting that none of the contestants seemed to recognize Cobb before he was named. They probably would have only known him from the radio or maybe the newspaper. We've definitely become a more visual culture since that time.
I like Cobb's embarassed facial reactions when the host lists all his records, too.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I'm not sure how they arrived||
I'm not sure how they arrived at the 35,000 figure for us, since there were no tickets to scan. I thought we had more than that. Not that it matters.
|2 days 8 hours ago||If you read the linked||
If you read the linked article, the author (Charles Leerhsen) is straightforward about Cobb's temperament while arguing that other aspects of the portrayal of him are incorrect:
What is noteworthy here is that Leerhsen did not begin as a Cobb fanboy. He fully accepted the conventional Cobb-was-a-horrible-person narrative before conducting his research of primary sources, which caused him to reconsider.
|3 days 11 min ago||Isn't Leicester City owned by||
Isn't Leicester City owned by the king of Thailand or something like that?
|3 days 4 hours ago||Not sure about some of the||
Not sure about some of the seeding decisions here.
|3 days 4 hours ago||It just seems odd to sandwich||
It just seems odd to sandwich the MSU trip in between games in A2.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Is that typical in college||
Is that typical in college baseball? Home-away-home? Seems odd.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I don't think too many||
I don't think too many schools would have fired Hoke after 2013. His tenure worked out about how you'd expect. The strong first season bought him the goodwill to survive the poor third season - but not enough to survive the fourth season.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Breathtaking||
This is like one of those National Geographic specials: "We're about to see the last Guy Who Fights RR Internet Battles still in existence on this planet!"
|1 week 10 hours ago||I met him a couple of times||
I met him a couple of times myself - really good guy.
|1 week 12 hours ago||(I'd venture there aren't||
Dan Guerrero, the guy we're railing against here, is Hispanic.
How about we stop the race baiting and focus on the issue at play?
|1 week 1 day ago||I was there. TV isn't||
I was there. TV isn't necessarily a great indicator of crowd noise. The crowd was absolutely ready to go when the game started. It was the way the game unfolded that killed its energy.
|1 week 1 day ago||It looks like they only||
It looks like they only sampled certain counties. For some reason they have data from the nearly empty western counties of Nebraska but not the more populous eastern ones.
|1 week 1 day ago||The crowd at the Game was||
The crowd at the Game was actually very loud early on when we forced a punt. Then we roughed the punter, and gave up a million yards on the ground the rest of the way, and the crowd energy went out of the building.
|1 week 1 day ago||But they have a much better||
But they have a much better chance to be competitive in the FCS, where every school has a small fanbase.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm not a mascot fan - and||
I'm not a mascot fan - and find it strange that Illinois seems to feel pressure to come up with a new one - but I'd actually be in favor of a squirrel mascot.
The Red Grange obsession over there is weird. This would be like us constantly reminiscing about Willie Heston.
|1 week 2 days ago||There really haven't been||
There really haven't been many RR arguments lately. I think - dare I say it? - we've moved forward.
|1 week 2 days ago||How many NBA players have||
How many NBA players have even had a 16-year career? He's moving into rare territory. Good for him.
|1 week 2 days ago||That was a wild game. Not a||
That was a wild game. Not a lot of defense being played. It was extremely entertaining, at least until the final minutes when it slipped away.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's Levi's Stadium -||
It's Levi's Stadium - sponsored by the jeans company.
|1 week 2 days ago||He doesn't take his status||
He doesn't take his status for granted. He understands that he's privileged to be in his current position, commanding this salary, and wants to always work his hardest to prove he's worth it. It's refreshing.