i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
|1 hour 49 min ago||http://www.ncaa.com/stats/sof|
|13 hours 50 min ago||Also sitting at #4 in RPI.||
Romero is 2 OBP, 5 in BA, T13 HR, and 21 RBI nationally.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Assuming Wikipedia is||
Assuming Wikipedia is correct, they actually retired numbers as late as Eddie George, but "enshrined" Troy Smith's #10 while still issuing it.
That sounds a lot like a legends jersey without the patch.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Same top two.||
It'd be a bit different if I didn't see "classic" as an older movie.
|2 days 14 hours ago||There was a noticable lack of||
There was a noticable lack of "using a bicycle as a weapon" in John's sibling fighting story.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Mods, where you at?||
The best idea is to leave a comment here. I realize that might be difficult for app users, but making a thread is probably going to make things worse.
The OP was right about a certain poster crossing the line in another thread, though.
|3 days 11 hours ago||The deleted post said||
The deleted post said this:
Expecting posters to refrain from personally insulting athletes isn't anything new. I'm 99.99% sure it predates my time here and I've been around a while.
This thread will be going shortly. I mostly wanted the OP and anyone else interested to know that there's already a place to voice concerns, and deleting this thread right away wouldn't allow for that.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I just deleted the worst post||
I just deleted the worst post of the bunch if you're seeing it for the first time.
For future reference OP, just post a comment in the mod sticky if you want to get something to our attention.
|3 days 13 hours ago||.||
|4 days 5 hours ago||Maybe something based on...||
Elliott Mealer's beard and Lewan's twosie would have also been prime candidates a few years back.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Disregard anything I said||
Disregard anything I said about a tiger.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Awesome website.||
Going back and looking at the all email list, Barely Legal Little Leaguers and Special Skaters are hilarious as well.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I think he's still raising||
I think he's still raising money for the Aides for Everyone Foundation.
|5 days 20 hours ago||+1 Informative.||
I thought my memory might be off because I remember hearing "terrorism" as one of the reasons for closing it to the public.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Ilitch is supposedly||
Ilitch is supposedly revealing more details to City Council today, but a quick search didn't find any news about it yet.
|5 days 20 hours ago||I like everything about||
I like everything about post-renovation Michigan Stadium better, except that it's not open to run stairs/bleachers any more.
That timeline might not fit exactly, but it's close enough.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I won't be concerned until||
I won't be concerned until Jay goes full Rice and starts sending letters to cats.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Shifts was a PGB thing/joke.||
He modded while he was at work and then did trivial things like "spend time with his kids" when he got home.
As usual, LSA hit the current tendencies right on the nose. I start and finish work really late for someone in our time zone and he has a more conventional schedule, so he usually gets the mop up duty in the morning while I'm on later at night.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Didn't Mark Zuckerberg have||
Didn't Mark Zuckerberg have six figure offers when he was a junior in high school or something? I didn't think that was incredibly unusual either.
Not to mention that the rest of the entertainment industry signs kids and teenagers all the time.
|1 week 1 day ago||The eighties must have been a very scary place.||
They still make pants like those for officials, but obviously it doesn't stand out the same way.
|1 week 1 day ago||Would Itech pads, Jofa||
Would Itech pads, Jofa helmets, Sher-Wood sticks and Graf skates be a good answer or too 90's/high maintenance?
|1 week 1 day ago||If you're looking for a value||
If you're looking for a value judgement in my post it isn't there.
|1 week 1 day ago||I was wondering the same||
I was wondering the same thing. I'm indifferent to the legends jersey overall (good idea, bad execution, IMO) but this does seem to leave Desmond in an awkward position.
|1 week 1 day ago||I haven't seen anything like||
I haven't seen anything like this for Bo or Moeller, but this is supposedly Tressel's sticker criteria. I'm assuming Meyer's isn't much different. Almost all are team or unit oriented.
|1 week 2 days ago||He'd never do it, but I bet||
He'd never do it, but I bet Harbaugh could be a successful hockey coach, or soccer coach or softball coach. Obviously not all of his skills would translate, but a lot of them would.
By the same logic, I'd also bet he would make a successful CEO if he was able to build the culture around him or come into an environment where he'd be appreciated.
|1 week 3 days ago||That is a big difference, but||
That is a big difference, but I think my main point that Kentucky isn't an overwhelming favorite to win five in a row still stands. One in three isn't a lock by any standard.
|1 week 3 days ago||You deserve more upvotes for||
You deserve more upvotes for both of these charts, very well done, +1.
I agree this is somehow more damning than the first chart.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree re: spectacular||
I agree re: spectacular failure, but I do wonder at least two things.
First, 3.86GPG is third lowest on the list. Where does a team averaging 3.86 end up on average (since being number one isn't something M can control)?
Second, are those teams scoring because they're dominating everyone or because they need to make up for bad defensive play/goaltending? The second wouldn't vindicate Red but I think it's worth asking.
|1 week 3 days ago||I believe Kenpom had their||
I believe Kenpom had their odds to win it all at about 25%. Nobody will ever be an overwhelming favorite to win five games in a row against competition with a pulse.
|1 week 3 days ago||I wouldn't want to teach it,||
I wouldn't want to teach it, I'd get people who actually know their fields.
The idea came to me when I was reading the OP and thinking my high school journalism class probably has the best usefulness to time invested ratio of any class I've ever been in, and accounting has to be up there as well.
Edit: Basic statistics as well, can't believe I left that out.
|1 week 3 days ago||Someone should create a class||
Someone should create a class called Shit you will probably use in day to day life that includes a couple weeks on journalism, accounting, business ettiquette, three branches of government and their purposes, social media 101 and a bunch of other things I'm probably overlooking.
I feel like you could help fix a large portion of humanity and make a bunch of cash at the same time. Then again I'm still paying off my failed "jump to conclusions mat" business, so what the hell do I know.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree with everything you||
I agree with everything you say, but I want to bring a bit of perspective to the concept of what is and isn't an actual rule for the site.
The FAQ is a great place to start, but it's a total of 455 words and was written six years ago. I'm not saying those aren't the best guidelines, but the stuff that Seth has said along with BiSB, PGB, Zone Left, LSA and myself is going to be more specific, flexible and up to date for day-to-day life on MGo. That's not saying everyone needs to be taking notes or anything, but like you say, "no religion" has been in place for quite a while whether it's mentioned in the FAQ or not.
I think the rest of the mods would agree with saying the line gets crossed when you're calling someone names, trying to preach your brand of religion or posting religious based judgments on someone (Tebow is dumb because he's Christian, Toussaint is going to hell for having a child out of wedlock, ect).
Overall I'd agree with saying don't be a shithead in general. I think there's a good reason a golden rule concept existed pretty much worldwide and predating a lot of intercommunication.
|1 week 3 days ago||Some of the posts here have||
Some of the posts here have really gone off the rails, and this seems as good a place as any to post a "knock it off" comment.
For the purposes of this thread, Liberty University could be any mid major program in the country and mentioning it by name is only necessary because Meyer is the former head coach. The issue should be "Meyer might be looking at moving on", not a referendum on religion in higher education. There are plenty of places to have that discussion and MGoBlog isn't one of them.
|1 week 3 days ago||Bludgeoning Ohio State (on||
Bludgeoning Ohio State (on the field) is always proof that the universe is a good place. It's science.
|1 week 4 days ago||Also 25 year old men,||
Also 25 year old men, apparently.
|1 week 4 days ago||Making my way through my||
Making my way through my first six pack of Summer Shandy of the year.
Just a heads up, M softball just destroyed OSU in Columbus, 12-2. 4HR's and sophormore pitcher Megan Betsa threw 14 K's. Today was the Big Ten opener.
|1 week 4 days ago||Can you please explain,||
Can you please explain, citing relevant law or precedent, how (specifically) vandalism or liability laws change based on a business filing papers in bankruptcy court?
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm guessing he's too busy||
I'm guessing he's too busy lighting cigars with hundred dollar bills and dumping out Tony Montana sized piles of coke on the desk to care about a few thousand hockey tickets here or there.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm kind of dissappointed my||
I'm kind of dissappointed my search for "State of Michigan vs. Jackass McShithead" didn't come back with anything worthwhile. That would definitely be an interesting courtroom to wander into.
|1 week 4 days ago||Reading it on a computer||
Reading it on a computer screen with no scalpels or anesthesia present wasn't all that bad.
|1 week 4 days ago||I can picture more than one||
I can picture more than one scenario where that would be the most horrifying sentence I've ever heard.
|1 week 5 days ago||SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!!!|
|1 week 5 days ago||I believe it's a glitch in||
I believe it's a glitch in the "new" voting system, and not by design.
|1 week 5 days ago||It looks like he was only||
It looks like he was only there one year as a grad student. According to his bio he has a bachelors from RMIT University in Melbourne.
I don't know how the clock works with enrolling at a foreign undergrad institution, but it could be that he completed his undergrad in three years (common in Australia), then played for the first time in his fourth year of eligibility and now can play one more year.
|1 week 5 days ago||I didn't say there wouldn't||
I didn't say there wouldn't be more, I said you're never going to get a good environment with two small fanbases playing as low seeds.
|1 week 5 days ago||If M was one or two in the||
If M was one or two in the Pairwise going into the Big Ten Tournament I don't see how the extra games help and the autobid isn't a big prize.
It's different if they're fighting for a one seed or to get into the tournament, but I see a lot of downside and not a lot of upside to going from possibly two games to possibly six if you've proven you're elite in the regular season.
|1 week 5 days ago||Also between the two smallest||
Also between the two smallest fanbases. It wouldn't read this awfully on TV, but an opening round basketball game in Indianapolis between PSU and Northwestern wouldn't be a sold out and raucous environment either.
|1 week 5 days ago||Best of three?||
We're in a spot between the end of a physical season and the tournament that actually matters. I don't think extra games for a (in the scheme of things) low level prize is a good idea.
Maybe I'm in the minority, but with a season where M is actually in contention for a national title in mind, I think that would be a hindrance.
|1 week 5 days ago||Are you saying an NCAA team||
Are you saying an NCAA team beating an NHL team happens every year, or am I misreading that?
|1 week 5 days ago||Even if you're Henry Kissinger.||
Harvard does play tonight, after all.
|1 week 6 days ago||Freshman 1B/RHP Tera Blanco||
Freshman 1B/RHP Tera Blanco and LF Kelly Christner.
Apologies in advance to those expecting the standard treatment for Michigan athletes to be observed by each and every poster. If you leave a comment, one of the other regulars will reply with the correct convention while showing the appropriate level of respect.
|1 week 6 days ago||They can put their money where their mouth is if yes.||
An authentic Sara Driesenga...er, Michigan Softball #10 jersey from MDen goes for the low price of $300.
|1 week 6 days ago||This was the one they linked.||
This was the one they linked. I'm not a Bulls fan and I know this is Pistons territory, but this is a damn fine throwback (and a well done picture helps a lot too):
|1 week 6 days ago||Now he rocks a tailored suit,||
Now he rocks a tailored suit, lookin' like an owner.
|1 week 6 days ago||Wear what you like and what||
Wear what you like and what makes you feel good. If someone doesn't like that, fuck them. Personally I spend my money elsewhere, but that's just my choice.
For all of the "canon" out there saying grown men don't wear jerseys, GQ is currently pimping 90's NBA throwbacks on their website. There was a time men didn't wear shorts, there was a time a hat was required outdoor apparel and eventually all "rules" come to an end.
|1 week 6 days ago||The OP probably would have||
The OP probably would have been better off spending a few seconds on some basic explanations and full names given the audience, but he's saying rapper Kendrick Lamar has released a new album (To Pimp a Butterfly) that tops the album he thought would be the best of the year (rapper Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth).
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm not sure what I think is||
I'm not sure what I think is better or worse, but it's hard not to see this as transparent politicking. It's like a congressman in Lobby A's pocket warning about Lobby B's corruption.
He might even be right, but his opinion lacks any credibility because it's so transparently self serving.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not exactly the same thing,||
Not exactly the same thing, but I took a puck to the throat when my high school coach kept dumping it in harder and harder out of frustration. It must have looked awful because I dropped to the ground lifeless, but I wasn't injured. We did call off drills for the little bit of practice left though. It seemed to shake a few people, obviously including him.
To the OP, I've had a ton of (relatively) minor injuries. My top three would be a torn meniscus, a separated shoulder and two fractured vertebrae.
|1 week 6 days ago||Doesn't a typical Beilema OL||
Doesn't a typical Beilema OL weigh approximately six thousand pounds? I wonder if he'd object to a weight limit for safety reasons.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm guessing just regular||
I'm guessing just regular season but I hadn't seen that explicitly. The GM's approved the idea but they need to hammer out details, mainly deciding between the AHL format (7:00 overtime, starting 4-on-4 and going to 3-on-3 after 3:00 and a whistle) and the Swedish format (keep the time 5:00, all 3-on-3).
|1 week 6 days ago||Off topic to this thread||
Off topic to this thread (although not your post) it looks like there's going to be some form of 3-on-3 overtime hockey coming to the NHL.
|1 week 6 days ago||I should have clarified. I||
I should have clarified. I meant when a team had already decided to go for two, not as an alternative to kicking for one.
|1 week 6 days ago||Sounds like the two point||
Sounds like the two point conversion thing is pretty straightforward. Successfully complete a two point conversion and you get the opportunity to throw a hail mary from midfield for one point.
IMO there needs to be some drawback to making the choice to go for it. Why wouldn't a team take that option every time, even if they're just putting in their third string QB to throw a jump ball to their fourth receiver?
|1 week 6 days ago||That has to be one of the||
That has to be one of the most ridiculous looking statues ever sculpted. If you're going to put up an incredibly ill conceived statue, at least make it look like an actual human and not a cartoon.
|1 week 6 days ago||I posted the picture in the||
I posted the picture in the mod sticky that day. It should still be there.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Suggestion: Send Brian an email.||
ADD AN UNDERLINE OPTION!
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|2 weeks 10 hours ago||With $370.9mm in the bank,||
With $370.9mm in the bank, I'd have a big apartment in Chicago, probably a Tony Montana place on a secluded island in the Caribbean. I'd drive a Tesla P85D and have a silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5 in the garage.
The rest I would split up. Part would ensure I could maintain whatever lifestyle and leave a big inheritance, and part would fund a foundation to [redacted personal beliefs]. I'd run the foundation as a full time job.
I would also have baller seats to a large number of sporting events and I'd hire big time musicians to play private parties.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I literally have no idea what this post means.||
Assessment of what?
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Charter revoked, almost||
Charter revoked, almost definite eviction, criminal investigation, possible expulsions, almost definite civil lawsuit.
Or are none of those things serious?
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Like in these serious||
Like in these serious circumstances?
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I freely admit it wouldn't be||
I freely admit it wouldn't be easy or pleasant, but I would definitely stand with my national office in this case. I don't really care if this sounds silly or whatever, but you're talking about a small group of people that brought a ton of bad press onto your chapter and your organization at large while going against the values the fraternity stands for. What they did was wrong and I wouldn't want myself or my chapter associated with those actions.
I'm not going to say I'd be eagerly looking to throw acid in their faces, but the thought of losing our charter over not naming names to HQ is just not an acceptable proposition.
I'll also admit I might have felt differently as an active undergrad and not an alum, but I really don't think so.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Everyone kills ceiling||
Everyone kills ceiling tiles, murders drywall, steals from hotels, steals from me, whatever.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Putting aside how disturbing this is on its own...||
Assuming not every brother they have is creepy as hell, they decided to post to a forum that a) likely had a non creeper who would have serious problems with this and b) tracks who took and viewed which pictures and when.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||I don't know. Some songs are about dragons.|
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Meanwhile in Iowa WBB...||
Adam Jacobi (from Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants) is a great follow on Twitter if you like the humor from the front page writers here, EDSBS, ect. Sometimes he'll make you want to beat yourself unconscious with a squeaky hammer and the Corgi love is a little odd, but hey, it's the internet.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Natty Ice? People who think||
Natty Ice? People who think Sierra Nevada is awesome California beer?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Follow up...||
Greatest video ever:
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Here's a link. I'd definitely|
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Been a while, but...||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Brady Hoke's staff was paid||
Brady Hoke's staff was paid (IIRC) seventh most nationally last season, Harbaugh's should be top five in 2015.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I said that if not for||
Yeah, I said that if not for the agreement he signed, what he did was perfectly legal in the state of Michigan. Because he signed that agreement there are going to be consequences, but it's qualitatively different than, say, punching someone or getting a second DUI.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||At .086 you could easily make||
At .086 you could easily make a mistake and think you're legally able to drive, but I'm assuming Glasgow didn't get up from the bar table to do the breathalizer. Blowing a .086 at 10:00AM means he was either drinking after he woke up, drinking very heavily the night before or drinking heavily late into the night.
Looking it up online, a 200lb male will be at .086 after 8 drinks over a 4 hour period, but again it seems more likely that the BAC was left over from the night before.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||.086||
As in .006 above the limit to drive. I don't know if a human could get to .86 before dying (isn't .45 or so fatal?).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not claiming that it's||
I'm not claiming that it's the case here, but the law =/= morality.
I'd bet everything I own that everyone reading this has done something today that breaks the law of some jurisdiction somewhere.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He signed an agreement and||
He signed an agreement and should be held accountable, but what he did was an otherwise legal activity. He apparently didn't drive and definitely isn't accused of some kind of violent crime.
I'm not claiming to know what Harbaugh's best move is here, but I don't think calling for him to be kicked off the team helps anyone.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget he wanted to do||
Don't forget he wanted to do that in the name of making football doubleplusgood. As we all know, the problem with Michigan football is that financial neglect...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Nebraska just spend $12.3mm||
Nebraska just spend $12.3mm on sound upgrades and wifi, from poking around the NFL it looks like about 1/2 to 2/3 of that was wifi.
You still need to find another five million or so (at the minimum) to spend this year even with a one time outlay for a facilities upgrade.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I got that...||
Maybe a lame attempt, but I thought the sarcasm was heavy enough.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Once again, specifically,||
Once again, specifically, what can money buy that would make the football program more awesome? So far you've listed "bring the band to more games". Even assuming the ridiculous cost of traveling to Dallas applies to Big Ten games, you've spent less than a million dollars more than the current budget.
I eagerly await your well thought out answers on what else football should spend more money on to be more awesome.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Again, leaving out your value||
Again, leaving out your value judgements, there is a $13mm surplus while also sponsoring water polo. Are you saying you'd prefer to up MMB's budget by more than thirteen million dollars?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Leaving out any philosophical||
Leaving out any philosophical disagreements here, if more money would help football why are they putting $13mm into the general fund?
Also, what specifically do you want the AD to buy that would help football win more?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Doesn't seem practical.||
I mean, how many ounces would an MD 80 beer can hold? Probably need to sell exclusively in cold weather climates or invest serious promotional money into bigger refrigerators for liquor stores as well.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm kind of ambivalent about||
I'm kind of ambivalent about every team playing somewhere. It's meaningless, but it's not like we'll ever see the CBI champions all over SportsCenter claiming a national championship or anything. I don't think it's much different than playing in the Pizza Bowl.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I doesn't make it any more||
I doesn't make it any more relevant or anything, but not everyone is Michigan or even Minnesota or whoever. I think it seems less foolish when it's in the context of EMU getting to play some relatively equal competition in maybe their only chance to play in a tournament environment.
That same logic has me thinking that another division split would be a good idea, but that's a thread for another day.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think he's saying that the||
I think he's saying that the going rate for an acceptance letter to Stanford would be half a million dollars, Northwestern $300k, ect. I completely agree and there are plenty of stories out there of million dollar checks buying an acceptance letter at prestigious schools. I also completely agree that in the big picture, money isn't there to pay athletes a lot more than cost of attendance.
The part I don't get/accept is thinking those truths necessitate a ban on outside compensation. I get that EMU football has no money; I don't get why a Ypsilanti business can't pay its offense to come to a company dinner or why M-Den paying Peppers to do an autograph signing is something so awful that a court should uphold a rule against it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||.||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||SIAP: Harbaugh asking Boss to Prom||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm just sad the Quicken||
I'm just sad the Quicken Loans/Berkshire Hathaway contest isn't happening this year. This was going to be the year I beat those nine quintillion to one odds and I wanted the payday.
I might protest by making a few incorrect picks.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Even if you assume Rutgers||
Even if you assume Rutgers could make enough to cover their operating costs they still need to build a venue and fund 18 women's scholarships. At PSU that cost $102mm.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nebraska (because of their||
Nebraska (because of their shiny new basketball arena that was designed with space for a refrigeration unit) is the only Big Ten school that could add hockey without a massive donation like the one Terry Pegula gave to get Penn State's program started.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Glass half full, ect.||
Maybe think about next year as ensuring Red is recruiting the next coach and spends his retirement getting shout outs at Yost vs. rolling the dice one more time.
This might be going out on a limb, but it's also possible there's a method to Red doing whatever he ends up doing that's in the program's best interest.
I definitely admit that's the optimistic view, but there's a lot of reason for optimism for Michigan Hockey at 10,000 feet.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm with you that the||
I'm with you that the better deal is campus sites and a far-away Frozen Four, but remember that Yost for two rounds requires a one seed team. It'd still be possible to go to Grand Forks or Boston for one or both if you're using the stick+bat format and then still need to go back for the FF.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That seems closer to a good hockey solution.||
I wasn't trying to advocate for one as much as wondering out loud whether people would be in favor of being able to have the first two rounds at Yost if the cost was always playing the Frozen Four somewhere far away, or if the current system was preferable.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It also seems double secret||
It also seems double secret ridiculous given that OSU manages Nationwide Arena five miles away and in the same town. Wisconsin having to play in Milwaukee every few years (or playing in their old arena in Madison) doesn't seem especially opressive either.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I agree that the best option||
I agree that the best option is to look at every sport individually, but I wonder what hockey fans would say if they needed to choose between the current basketball formet or softball/baseball with on campus sites and then a permanent championship location.
I don't really think either is ideal, but I wonder how the opinion would break down between doing neutral sites for the whole tournament compared to two rounds on campus and then having Minneapolis or Boston hosting the Frozen Four every year (I'd assume every M hockey fan would take that deal if Detroit or maybe even Chicago hosted).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||M hockey: Now with 100% more||
M hockey: Now with 100% more 60 second drills for scrimmage winners!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Still down 3-0 going into the||
Still down 3-0 going into the bottom of the seventh.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Under NCAA rules you can only||
Under NCAA rules you can only accept financial assistance to make insurance premiums against injury if you're projected (by the respictive draft boards) to go in the first three rounds of the NFL or NHL drafts, or the first round of the NBA, WNBA or MLB drafts and then come back to school.
I don't know if there's anything available for non injury related draft stock tanking, but if that exists the player's family is footing the whole bill.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I doubt it's that much.||
Chris Singletary made $107,432 last year and I'd assume he's the highest paid non-coach on the football staff. Justin Dickens (Hoke's last director of football ops) made $92,700.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What does "documented cost"||
What does "documented cost" mean?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Another way they could benefit...||
They could do a better job of setting the price. Tickets going for above or below face should tend to show that the price wasn't set optimally in the first place.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I find these reasons to be||
I have two questions here. First, how is what you're describing different than any other type of speculation? Second, why should an average fan have an expectation of affording Super Bowl tickets?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||OT: From McDonald's All-American to McDonald's Worker: The David||
Guy with nothing better to do than make account after account is an asshole, and that's just such a surprise.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's not a gender issue, it's||
It's not a gender issue, it's a bullying issue. Julie Hermann was accused of some pretty serious sexual harrassment despite being a woman coaching women, for one anecdotal example.
There are definitely boundaries that can't be crossed, but I think it has much more to do with trying to motivate vs. being a sadistic asshole. Obviously there wasn't a video linked or anything, but I'm guessing there was evidence of the latter to get a coach to resign in season.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm now really disappointed||
I'm now really disappointed that my peewee or bantam teams never had a variation of "get horny for the puck" but obviously it's a completely different dynamic with a coach involved.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The Fourteenth Amendment||
The 14th Amendment (specifically section one) guarantees constitutional protections against all levels of government. The US Constitution absolutely applies to the University of Oklahoma, just as it does to the Norman, OK city government, the Cleveland County government and the Oklahoma state government.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||There have been a lot of||
There have been a lot of comments about familiarity, and while I definitely don't disagree with what you say, there doesn't seem to be anyone explicitly talking about according these ladies the respect they deserve.
I'm just about positive the correct style is some close approximation of "pitcher Megan Betsa" in her first mention, followed by "Megan Betsa", "Ms. Betsa" or "Betsa" once she's been introduced. Commonly known nicknames like "Hutch" are a different story, but that's not the point being made in the comments here.
I want to put this as delicately as possible because I certainly don't think this is anyone's intent, but I don't think the practice of having a less formal, less respectful convention for the only women's team that gets regular attention is a good look for the softball fans on the site.
I can't say strongly enough that I personally don't feel like this is the author's intent, but I don't think it's a big leap for someone not as familiar with our community to make.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||.||
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||I don't think you can use a||
I don't think you can use a lack of legal action as evidence that it's legal in this case. These expulsions were announced what, five hours ago?
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Not to mention that every big||
Not to mention that every big organization has members that do bad things. If everyone else disassociated themselves from a group when something terrible came to light, there would be no fraternities, alumni associations, political parties, organized religion, veteran organizations or pretty much any other large group you care to name.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Did he say anything new/interesting?||
As much as I liked Breaking Bad I haven't followed the other platforms talking about the show.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I hadn't thought of it in||
I hadn't thought of it in that context until you mentioned it just now, and I definitely agree.
Mike did have an awesome (and very typical Mike) set of last words in that scene though; "shut the fuck up and let me die in peace" definitely suits him and there are a lot worse places than that riverbank to die.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not an IPA (obviously), but||
Not an IPA (obviously), but their India Brown Ale is a fantastic change of pace as well.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not pretending to be an||
I'm not pretending to be an expert, but when I started drinking craft beers I would usually do a make your own six pack option at the store combined with reading about them, usually on BeerAdvocate. They also have some good rankings and I'd try to find whatever I could off the top of the list. I felt like even the ones I didn't like gave me some perspective.
I don't know if you have any breweries locally, but I learned quite a bit doing a tour of Goose Island in Lincoln Park as well.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Shooting basket hoops in the sports gym...||
is the preferred terminology, I believe.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I can't even remember the||
I can't remember the last time I had a slurpee, but I might need to get on a plane to get one of those. That should be awesome.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I took down the blockquote of||
I took down the blockquote of the article, we can't have entire articles copy/pasted.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Excuse a post based on memory.||
Michigan hockey nets $2-3mm per year from every source I've seen (Title IX reporting should back this up if you want to go looking). For M at least, football is responsible for the lions share, I believe upwards of $80mm in a $150mm budget is directly football related. Basketball and TV payouts make up most of the rest and hockey puts a little bit back in the pot.
I'm pretty confident on everything above from memory, but there have also been rumors out there of a two million dollar payout from BTN to the hockey schools that haven't been substantiated, at least from what I remember.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This is a great reply.||
Just in case BrewMom wants another instruction format or wants to do something else, I put the most common "I don't know how to put this into a post" answers in a sticky a few years back.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not a baseball fan but I||
I'm not a baseball fan but I have an extremely tough time believing Romero has the power to scare a major league pitcher.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Is that common in MMA?||
I thought the superstition was the other way around in boxing.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Seems legit.||
Kid Rock's ad budget > Anheuser Busch > ATT/Chevrolet > McDonalds (and equals Samsung's)?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||100% cosign.||
It also gives a conference a shot at getting a team into the NCAA tournament that wouldn't make it otherwise, which is a big bonus even in non-revenue sports.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I think I'm missing something||
I think I'm missing something in your two posts here. Your last post encouraged someone like the OP to link to a site that passed off info as their own and then you point that out as the problem in your second paragraph here.
The two most important parts of Brian's policy (and the poster saying his policy is not having any moderation is dead wrong, premium info gets the mod edit treatment probably ten times more than an average post) are a) linking to the site and b) leaving value in the original site's reporting.
I don't subscribe to any of the pay sites so I can't comment on how much more info there is in the linked article, but from what I can see the OP followed MGoBlog's policy to the letter.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||On a completely unrelated but||
On a completely unrelated but maybe kind of funny note, both of those guys were Greek.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Piecing together info from||
Piecing together info from their website, the property appears to include five golf courses, twenty-three ski runs, 238 rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a spa and wedding/meeting space. Their media page claims they spent $2.5m on replacing two thirds of their golf cart fleet and buying new golf course maintenance equipment in 2014.
I'm not a hospitality management guru or anything but it seems like we could easily be talking an extra two zeros on the 430,000 figure (and maybe significantly more than that, as well).
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Take Gekko.||
In his last seven deals he made twenty-five million stockholders a pretax profit of twelve billion dollars.
Meanwhile, Bernie Madoff is cleaning phones and computers for forty bucks a month.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Loosely inspired by Glendening last night?||
(as well as Olajuwon as the title suggests)
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Water for now.||
I did see this come across my news feed. Apparently someone managed to steal a NASCAR car out of a hotel parking lot, and the cops don't think the thieves knew what was in the trailer they stole. Pretty crazy story.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Toledo scores off an error,||
Toledo scores off an error, 19-1 heading to the top of the fourth.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||NSFMF||
M bringing in all of the bench, by the way. 19-0 two outs.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wagner puts them down in||
Wagner puts them down in order, again. 18-0 top of the third.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||18-0, no outs.||
Romero and Sweet have already been pulled (and Driesenga wasn't in the lineup to begin with).
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wagner puts Toledo down||
Wagner puts Toledo down 1-2-3, Michigan back to the plate...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Run rule goes into effect if||
Run rule goes into effect if a team is up eight runs after five innings.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||First inning final:||
15 runs on 11 hits, no errors, 6HR.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||There should probably be a||
There should probably be a "if you lose to Detroit you're relegated to NAIA" rule in softball.
Toledo was apparently picked to finish above only EMU in the MAC West this season.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Toledo has an awful softball||
Toledo has an awful softball program, but it's now 10-0 in the top of the first with no outs (runners on first and second). That's ridiculous no matter who the opponent is.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||10-0, top of the first, no outs.||
Toledo is certifiably terrible, though. Still...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Kate Upton's got nothing on||
Kate Upton's got nothing on those 60°60°60° measurements.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Without getting into the rest||
Without getting into the rest of the internet and Google's policies, I'd definitely prefer keeping the sexybits off the site in general. There are literally millions of sites to see whatever type of naked people you prefer and they're all completely off topic for MGoBlog.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I went to high school one||
I went to high school one exit past Elgin on 90 and I'd disagree with it being the absolute worst. Driving across Illinois on 88 (west of DeKalb) or driving across Ohio on Route 30 make that stretch look exciting and full of culture.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I saw nothing but white and||
I saw nothing but white and gold from my phone, I'm about 50/50 on my computer (it looked black and blue this time) and I don't see how trying has anything to do with it.
Edit: I'm only seeing black and blue now on, possibly due to Blazefire's post but possibly not?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Doing this on the floor with||
Doing this on the floor with cameras rolling shows a lack of discipline from the coach, IMO. If someone tweeted from the locker room that he said exactly the same things with the door shut I don't think anyone bats an eye over it.
Better yet, it looked like a student doing something stupid (which as we all know never happens) and maybe someone like Beilein could squeeze a teachable moment out of it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Remember that Fox owns 51% of||
Remember that Fox owns 51% of the BTN. Not sure if the deal has been up for negotiation since 2007 but that might motivate Fox to spend big.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||In all seriousness...||
threads like this remind me that the MGoProfile series was awesome, and it'd be great to see a new set of them this offseason.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Is it common for kangaroos to||
Is it common for kangaroos to have pet wallabys? Haven't made it down under.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The details of my life are quite inconsequential...||
Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet.
My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.
My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really.
At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Ohio State:||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know where that link||
I don't know where that link is from, but it looks like the OP is still right where it was.
If it's deleted it's gone for good and I can't see it, and if it's unpublished it says so (and I'm not seeing that).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It wasn't taken down, not||
It wasn't taken down, not sure where that info was coming from.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||I hadn't thought of that, but||
I hadn't thought of that, but if a few dozen words in a career as dazzling as his has been is enough to make that comparison, I think everyone else needs to be extra careful with anything they say.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Not trying to call anyone out||
Not trying to call anyone out and definitely not trying to start anything religious, but does anyone have any insight as to when "prodigal son" took on a meaning that could apply to Harbaugh?
I'm not a Christian but from my reading of the parable and looking up the definition of "prodigal" Harbaugh seems to be pretty much the opposite, i.e. tremendously successful son of the program and (reasonably, considering his wealth) restrained spending-wise.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||My short answer would be yes.||
It looks like there are three viable pitchers and a lot of hitting options. Personally I'd like to see Wagner or Betsa take over a clear number one spot in the pitcher's circle and see [freshman pitcher] Blanco hitting consistantly before committing to how likely it is, but there's the talent and experience to win it all.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||South Bend Wolverine, ಠಠ and Alton > me.||
I follow the team and try to post about them when I can, but there are several people that put better softball content out there than me.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||It could always get worse...|
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The Three Amigos - OSU Edition||
Meyer's grad school stache > mass murderer's dictator staches.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yikes.||
I don't know if this has been explicitly said in the mod sticky before but slurs = autoban (and it's been that way since at least 2012).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I agree, but a father-son||
I agree, but a father-son hall of fame team is about as rare as it gets and his numbers do reasonably compare to Bobby's, IMO.
<csb>The first slap shot I ever blocked was from Brett Hull in a camp when I was ten or eleven. I was first in line for the drill and was convinced he would kill me, but looking back it was obvious he wasn't taking his actual shot. Being on the ice with three of the Hull's (Bobby and former football player and minor league player Bart were there too) might have been worth dying for me at the time, though.</csb>
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The NHL rulebook is different, though.||
Here's the entire entry from the NCAA rulebook:
Going by the letter of the rule, any direct contact with Lamprusso's head has to be a major and a game misconduct. I don't think the hit was dirty as much as just outside the letter of the rule, but that still means it needs to be called. I think it's a pretty interesting discussion to have unless you're not seeing any contact, especially considering that long term we need to sort out how much we're going to allow head trauma to be part of the (legal) game.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||This is right.||
My bad, I hadn't realized that was number three. It also escalates with each game misconduct being a two game suspension, then three, ect.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe...||
But Dana Holgorsen fitting into that category should surprise absolutely nobody.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||No.||
Game misconduct- thrown out of current game.
Game disqualification- thrown out of current game and suspended on an escalating scale (first in a career is one game, second is two, ect).
I believe anything is up for supplemental discipline but there's pretty much no way that's going to happen with Downing.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Dana Holgorsen doesn't think it's over the top at home.||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||One guy above said IB4 "think of the children"||
and I think this is where it crosses the line. That just sounds cruel.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the video.||
I'm a little torn here, because I didn't see any targeting and there's a big height difference, but on the other hand the way the NCAA rules are written that's Downing's problem to worry about and he's obligated to actively avoid Lampasso's head. I definitely didn't see Downing exclusively hitting Lampasso's shoulder (again, it looks like height was the issue here).
They did assess the most lenient penalty allowable for head contact; there wasn't a lesser call they could have made. Combine that with the points of emphasis all being related to head trauma and the way the letter of the rule is written and I have a tough time saying it was actually the wrong call. I'm like 51% on the side of giving the penalty they did.
I'd bet you could put this to a classroom full of officials and end up with no consensus after multiple viewings, but I don't think it's as simple as saying this was categorically incorrect.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Unable to watch...||
but Mr Harbaugh is in the building.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Favorite Original Six uniforms...||
would be an awesome thread in May or something. Taking the Wings out of it for objectivity reasons I think I'd have to go Rangers, Canadiens, Leafs, Hawks, Bruins.
It's not like you can go wrong with any though. My high school team wore Boston templates and those were some great looking sweaters.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||.||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It is disturbing how||
It is disturbing how captivating this gif is.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||In his defense...||
he definitely tried to WUPHF.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Meta is a topic about the site itself.||
Something like this, or a technical question or a favorite posters thread or anything else that's talking about this site would qualify as meta.
I believe it's used in the real world as a prefix to describe "a rule about rules" or "data about data" (or "a thread about threads" for our purposes) and similar concepts.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'd have to say the goofy||
I'd have to say the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||No offense intended.||
No offense intended. Probably a habit I should break but that's still the vernacular for me socially.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||There are 21 girls in||
There are 21 girls in Tuscaloosa that disagree with you.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Also a valid point, I wasn't||
Also a valid point, I wasn't trying to say it was that simple and it can easily get a lot more complicated depending how you approach it. I posted that I don't care why someone chooses to buy something and I meant it, it just seemed like a different perspective/apparently new info might be useful to post.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I 100% do not care what||
I 100% do not care what motivates anyone to buy a car (or anything else for that matter) so I'm not looking to start an argument or debate here, but have you looked at what percentage of an Escape or a Corolla is "American"?
The quick search I did online said a 2013 Escape is 45% domestic with an additional 15% from Mexico while a 2013 Corolla is 75% domestic. Both are assembled in the US.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Again, a down year doesn't||
Again, a down year doesn't change the fact that the conference has four of the most storied programs in the game, plus PSU building what appears to be one of the nicest facilities anywhere. OSU sucks, I think everyone can agree with that, but the BTHC will be a nationally relevant, elite league the vast majority of the time (with a better median level of competition than the CCHA).
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"This conference is full of weaklings"||
Are you being sarcastic? One down year =/= weakling programs.
The BTHC has the number one and two winningest programs all time, the T1, T3, T7, T9 and T30 most Frozen Four appearances. 69/242 teams in the Frozen Four have been Big Ten teams. In other words, the BTHC averages a Frozen Four appearance (29%), and the Big Ten accounts for 22 national titles, or 33%(!) of all championships.
There have been 258 draft picks out of the Big Ten, including the #1 (Michigan) #2 (Minnesota), T4 (MSU), T4 (Wisconsin) and T26 (OSU) most drafted schools.
The odds that the Big Ten will be this bad for any significant length of time seem astronomicaly low listening to any historical evidence at all.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I definitely agree with "more||
I definitely agree with "more [credit] goes to Mel than any of us ever thought possible" but I still don't see the jump from there to being more important to Michigan hockey than Red.
Another thought on the recent dropoff in Ann Arbor, I don't think it's much of a stretch to think that Red had been delegating more responsibility to Pearson before Brandon got into town and demanded head coaching experience. Michigan and Red might have been left to fill a bigger hole than anyone could have expected and Red just hasn't been up for it or found a replacement.
Hopefully we all get to see some salvaging of this season and then maybe hope for the best next year before getting to acknowledge Red at Yost while Pearson starts winning championships again.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I think it's more that there||
I think it's more that there are three clicking at once than recruiting a bunch of pitchers. There are only four on the roster, two seniors, no juniors, one sophomore and one freshman. The 2005 roster had one pitcher from each class (no redshirts), which seems to be the ideal distribution roster management wise. Oklahoma with Ricketts and Gascoigne skipped two recruiting classes, but even a football team might do that if Andrew Luck and Cam Newton were both on the roster.
Also Alton, I definitely agree with you on Wagner coming in against Lipscomb because she was backing up both games. I could be wrong but in a three pitcher rotation that's the only way I've ever seen a coach set it up.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Question Red all you want,||
Question Red all you want, but I'm not sure I follow how Pearson was more important to the team than Red, especially when you dial time back and Red's age isn't as big a factor. Red is responsible for every facet of the program and every facet was very good or better for a lot of years.
I don't deny we're getting validation that Pearson was more important than a lot of people believed, but I don't get how you're going from there to calling him more important than Red for all these years.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"Watch two fighters do this"||
As long as my medical bills were taken from a separate account, I'd get in the ring for a split of $200 million.
Sadly, nobody is interested in paying me eighty million dollars to watch a thirty second (if I was lucky) "fight".
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I was at work and couldn't||
I was at work and couldn't watch, but Betsa taking the top job seems fairly surprising. She looked shaky in Tampa for the opener and I would have put money on Wagner getting the vast majority of the starts. Even so, if she's actually looking better than Wagner and Dresenga I'd say that's a very good development since they're both talented seniors in their own right.
Also just for general info for those that don't know, Lipscomb is a solid mid-major program. While wins over USF, WKU and Lipscomb aren't exactly softball Muppets wins I'd think all should be better than the bottom half of the Big Ten.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'm with you in a general||
I'm with you in a general sense, but I don't think it's any different than any other job, especially in the entertainment industry.
To change gears a little bit, if Wall Street got together and ranked the top 300 prospects coming out of undergrad, is it inconceivable that a guy with a domestic violence charge or a solicitation charge would be invited to their "combine"? Doing a quick search, Chris Brown has sold over two million albums in the US alone after his Rihanna related arrest. Roman Polanski directed The Pianist, won an Oscar and grossed $120m while unable to leave France due to his legal situation arising from drugging and raping a thirteen year old girl in 1977.
I agree it's frustrating, but I don't think the NFL or professional sports has a monopoly on having assholes and/or people who have done messed up things in their life being welcomed with open arms and given multi-million dollar paydays.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I think everyone would be||
I think everyone would be better off if nobody was getting their ass kicked in jail. More violence isn't going to help Clark (or anyone in jail/prison) become a functioning member of society.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Done.||
Whatever you think about Clark's interview, one sentence on Twitter probably isn't going to help create an informed opinion.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Depends...||
Do you side with "Alex Trebek" or "Keanu Reeves"?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I wasn't really criticizing||
I wasn't really criticizing his style; I'm a millennial and had success with coaches that loved screaming and calling players out and using every profanity imaginable. If he can win I'm fine with whatever verbal tirades a coach goes on.
I just have a hard time imagining Bo yelling at halftime about a situation the team put him in. The Team The Team The Team and whatnot.