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|5 days 7 hours ago||I've heard from someone||
I've heard from someone closer to the situation than I, that Mark Schlissel doesn't care about sports at all and "probably doesn't know the difference between football and baseball". The speculation on that person's part is that the regents will want Brandon out so that they can have more control over the AD, although he didn't give any reasoning and that part may be unfounded.
I have also heard that when Brandon forces extra donations from the alumni, those donations are coming out of what would normally be donated to the school. So, I could see an academic like Schlissel not being too fond of that.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Let's try this|
|1 week 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 4 days ago||I think Oregon will win, but||
I think Oregon will win, but I think that line is ridiculous. I'll take the points.
|1 week 5 days ago||:(||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||col·lo·qui·al·ism /kəˈlōk||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm with you, Profit. I was||
I'm with you, Profit. I was at the first one and it was the worst day of my Michigan fandom. I don't have any desire whatsoever to relive that feeling by being subjected to replay after replay of that game and blocked field goal.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This is the exact reason I||
This is the exact reason I won't be watching the game. This game should not have been scheduled.
Best case scenario: We bludgeon a baby seal that we should bludgeon while being subjected to highlights of a game in which we did not bludgeon the baby seal and the baby seal turned out to be a momma seal and bitch-slapped us.
Worst case scenario: We lose.
In my scenario where I don't watch the game, I get to not see Crable miss an assignment and watch a (hopefully) very entertaining highlight reel.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone else notice in that||
Anyone else notice in that first picture that one guy is holding up 1, another is holding up 2, another is holding up 3, and another is holding up 4?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Think of it like a||
Think of it like a tournament. Florida was the #1 seed and Michigan beat them, so now Michigan is the favorite and Florida is out of contention. If a guy recommits, it's because it's a double-loss elimination.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||You're right. She doesn't||
You're right. She doesn't look like she's been plaged by an eating disorder. She must be letting herself go.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. While I agree most of||
Agreed. While I agree most of what OP had to say, he took the average of RR against Hoke's best season. If you look at the direction that the wins each season was/is going RR was at least on the upswing and Hoke has been on the downswing. They both finished their third season with 7 wins. And it's not like Hoke magically built up the team in a single off season. I love Hoke, but that wording is completely disingenuous.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The loophole that Aereo found||
The loophole that Aereo found is based on the fact that the signal was being broadcast for free. ABC could have easily fixed this themselves by preventing the signal from being broadcast over the air, but then they'd lose out on advertising revenue. It was publicly stated that if the SCOTUS didn't rule in their favor that this was plan B. Now, they can have their cake and eat it too.
I wouldn't mind if this really was violating some kind of law or if the law was changed to ban this, but if you go through the steps, you can't find a legal issue with this. The reasoning behind the ruling boils down to the fact that it should be illegal (and I can agree with that), but the fact that it isn't illegal should mean that they have to rule in the favor of Aereo. I can legally buy an antenna and a DVR and host them at my house. I can legally rent an antenna and a DVR and host them at my house. Shouldn't I be legally allowed to rent an antenna and a DVR and have someone else host them for me? Their answer to this is no because they think that it looks like something else that is illegal.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I don't pay that close of||
I don't pay that close of attention to the NBA, but from what I've seen pass through this board, I've never seen him listed as a lottery pick. Everything that I've seen has had him in the 11-17 range.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||It's also kind of ironic if||
It's also kind of ironic if you think about it. The labor comes 9 months after that day.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||There was a 2009 defensive||
There was a 2009 defensive recruiting class?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Labor day.||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||66||
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Nothing like the court of||
Nothing like the court of public opinion...
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think MSU will go||
I don't think MSU will go after him. When they were building the team, they might have, but they are now in a position that the risk on players like that is no longer worth the potential payoff.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||"Jayru Campbell, the||
"Jayru Campbell, the 17-year-old Cass Technical High School junior quarterback accepted a plea deal that will likely keep him out of jail and his criminal record clean, so long as he abides to the court requirements."
"...Jayru Campbell to serve 60 days jail Friday.
The sentence will begin July 28, after Campbell finishes summer school to make up time he missed because of the incident, with 3 days served."
They seem to be contradicting themselves a bit and it makes the terms of the plea deal unclear.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Turn on CNN. I think they are||
Turn on CNN. I think they are still covering it.
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||Over (10 wins) Under (two||
Over (10 wins)
Under (two 500-yard rushers, 800-yard receiver)
Over (Win, Loss, Win)
Over (NJAS vs. JAS)
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Some estimates come from cable companies. Others||
Some estimates come from cable companies. Others are calculated. For example, I saw an article a couple of years ago that stated ESPN receives $5 per cable subscription and only 25% of those subscribed actually watched the channel. So, in order ESPN to maintain their current revenue, they'd need to charge $20 and retain all of their viewers. That doesn't account for people who would only get it for the season either. It's tricky to calculate, but I'd imagine that ESPN would go to a more predictable model like PPV. In any event, I think the price of sports channels will go through the roof.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure where they get||
I'm not sure where they get the $37 from. MLB.tv costs $20/month. I've seen estimates that ESPN alone would need to charge $20/month minimum to break even in terms of revenue and that didn't take into account people dropping the channel after the season for their sport of choice is over.
Also, it's not just the $37 for sports. It's the $30 (rumors from a while back) for HBO and $10 each for FX, AMC, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS (or insert whichever channels your favorite TV shows are on) that all add up to $127 while cutting out those other channels that you don't watch. Maybe you don't watch any TV shows, but a majority of people do and they will have a hard time cutting out various stations due to their shows being on them.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I would say episode 4 was the||
I would say episode 4 was the low point of the season. From here on out, I think it's going to keep climbing on the "HOLY SHIT" scale.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||First, all of the other||
First, all of the other characters are aging faster in the show. He needs to age at the same rate. I believe he was supposed to be 8 at the start of the show (6 in the books, but all kids got bumped up a year or two), so, assuming that the chronology of events is spaced out evenly with the seasons (based on the other kids aging at that rate), he should be around 12 this season.
Second, if you think the backlash after the rape scene was bad, wait until they hint at a 12-year-old, let alone an 8-year-old, getting married and potentially having sex with what basically amounts to an adult woman. I don't think that they are going to touch that one with a ten-foot pole.
Basically, I'm fine with how they are handling the child actors getting older. Unless they plan on changing out the actors every season to keep them young, there's not a whole lot that they can do.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||http://i.imgur.com/npWkWiW.pn||
|19 weeks 3 days ago||"One. Two. Three. Four.||
"One. Two. Three. Four. Five."