the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|2 hours 46 min ago||UCLA decided this time yesterday...||
that they were interested in winning the regional. The difference in their batters between game one v. UAB and the first five innings of the IPFW game and the last two in addition to their last two games is completely absurd. They had scored five runs and given up six in their first 13 innings. They've scored 31 and given up four in the last 16 they've played.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Toronto is definitely first in that group.||
But it's pretty much the Wings and Canadiens and then the other four. Not winning a cup in the expansion era is a big knock on their tradition relative to Detroit and Montreal.
What does Boston have? Two Cups in the seventies? Orr>Hull?
|1 day 6 hours ago||Maybe.||
But it's not like five of the Original Six have been excellent since 1942 and they're the outlier. If they have less tradition than Boston, NYR, and Toronto, it isn't by much.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I have nothing but respect...||
For the Blackhawks as an organization, and "lacking tradition" is pretty ridiculous, but the United Center was damn near impossible to fill, at least the times our teams needed to sell 300 section blocks. Unless the Blues or Wings were in town, you pretty much ate the cost of the seats.
I'd also add that there are a ton of fair weather fans that all claim to be lifelong fans despite lacking basic knowledge about team history or hockey in general. The real question is whether there are more than other "long dormant" teams recently finding success, and I have no way of knowing that.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Good to hear.||
Without Henderson, Cal isn't a very good team, none of the other pitchers on staff are good enough to give Michigan and their excellent lineup much trouble. I'd be watching but I'm currently at the Louisville regional wandering around their campus until four. No bars within walking distance of athletic campus is bad form, Louisville.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Derp.||
That was his IIHF Word Championship title, and I hadn't even considered that he would be older than 19 since I started by looking at another table...Long story, but anyway, anyone on Canada's roster for both tournaments would have won both, but obviously Sakic wouldn't have been on both rosters.
To atone with some more, anyone on both Czech Republic's rosters in 2001 would have it. Same with 1989 USSR and 1978 and 1979 USSR. 1997 Canada would also fit the bill.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Pam redeemed herself.||
I didn't like where her character was going at all this season, but her exit interview and the surprise for Jim brought her back around, I thought. Still upstaged by Jim's last interview, although that could very well just be gender differences and ease of identification talking.
Agree on Michael. Creed and Erin were perfect for the finale, and for some reason I loved Dwight's line about allowing Jim and Pam to stay in his barn.
All in all, it was a finale, and wasn't as good as Michael's sendoff after the Dundies, but then again that was one of the better sendoffs I can think of. They seemed to promise nothing more or less than "satisfying" and I thought they hit that, for sure.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Two player of the year candidates in Ann Arbor...||
in Romero and Henderson, who were named to the semifinal, top-ten list for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. Those two might very well be the most interesting individual matchup in any of the sixteen regionals.
|3 days 4 hours ago||From what I can see...||
Magnus copy/pastes but doesn't use the link button when posting the thread. That works for me, although I'm usually on my browser on my phone, and I don't know that a majority do it either way. That's possibly the difference, though.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Fetisov...||
and any of the other (similarly aged) USSR players in at least 1978 did it, as did Sakic and Canada in 1994 (at least, I didn't check back further than that team). No American could have done it, since the USA hasn't won an IIHF World Championship since 1960 and the World Junior's didn't start up until 1978.
|3 days 11 hours ago||The creator is a guy named...||
machoalex31. I couldn't find it in a search by title, though.
|3 days 11 hours ago||OT: LIQUID DREAM - Greatest short film of all time||
Tribe has spoken. FWIW I didn't get the humor either, and with 190 views in about a year on YouTube, I'm guessing a sizeable percentage of views in the last year came from this post.
|4 days 1 hour ago||I have a problem that...||
he's a very good player not in a Red Wings jersey, but it is really disingenuous to say he's a sellout when the Wings got him on a one year deal, from another elite team no less. Holland couldn't offer Hossa as much as Chicago did, and Hossa went to Chicago. That's what free agents do.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Was that in the DII days or more recently?||
They're a good team (though not without their issues) with all but two returning from last year's 45 win team that was one game away from the tournament. They have two very good pitchers by Summit League standards, a solid slapping corps and two girls with a lot of power.
I like the Louisville matchup a lot better than a hypothetical Michigan matchup, and if the pitching comes to play they can stay in a game with Louisville, UCLA or UAB. Headed down to Louisville for the first time this Friday, and I'm probably more excited than I would be for any other sporting event, Rose Bowl and a Stanley Cup final included.
|6 days 10 hours ago||I completely agree with your last paragraph.||
That's how I was looking at it, and I think that's the right way to look at a regional. If the question had been "is this a tough regional for Michigan" then I would completely agree about Cal being the most important factor.
Henderson is healthy now, by all accounts, and will be a really tough draw. She gave an interview last year that will stick with me for a long time, funny stuff.
|6 days 10 hours ago||OT- What is this guy thinking?||
Bad idea for a thread, dropped the OP to zero for a month for thread starting purposes, put a poster in the negative for calling the president names.
|6 days 10 hours ago||I don't think AA is bad at all...||
Cal is a good team, but Valpo is pretty much terrible (one of Detroit's five wins was Valpo) and CMU is a generic MAC tournament champion that Michigan already beat 11-0 earlier this season.
|6 days 23 hours ago||There with...||
Some bigger names. Can't wait to see the scouting reports and maybe some tape from this year to see how the matchups look.
|1 week 32 min ago||I'm at the Selection Show party...||
at IPFW. Can't wait to see what happens tonight. Hope for a good draw for the Mastodons and a top eight seed for M.
|1 week 2 hours ago||If they do it in a film room...||
or small theater on campus I won't complain at all, they shouldn't get faulted for that. Howeva, apparantly there was some talk about getting a room at Buffalo Wild Wings, which...yeah. If they're not here because they're at a glorified bar, that wouldn't be so cool.
|1 week 3 hours ago||They're not back yet.||
And now their coach is thinking about stopping somewhere to watch the show, which kind of makes my two hour round trip up to a Michigan party store kind of a big waste of gas and cash.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Orange/pineapple juice right now.||
Maybe nothing later, maybe a lot, I have no idea.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Congrats (on the last part).||
That really is awesome.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I even bought it once.||
Especially stupid because it was for making Old Fashioned's, where you really can just use a small sugar cube and a few drops of water. That was just after my 21st though; I bought a whole bunch of weird shit I wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
|1 week 22 hours ago||My favorite new drink:||
Either four or five parts:
|1 week 23 hours ago||Including Crown Royal...||
especially with orange juice.
|1 week 1 day ago||She's squinting on the left.||
And yeah, I met her when a high school friend went there to play and now I'm here taking graduate classes and training/rehabbing my knee, living the dream with her. Great group of young ladies and she's the greatest among them.
|1 week 1 day ago||Five hours of wind and stress...||
with no makeup (unless you count eye black) would do its toll on even Jennie Finch, but here's a picture with the banner and trophy.
|1 week 1 day ago||So far...||
I've only seen a video of them all jumping in the hotel pool and them posting pictures with individual medals, and a lot of all caps stuff has edged out the other messages on my phone, but I'll see what I can do.
Selection Sunday is tomorrow, so we're waiting to see where they're placed. Ann Arbor would be great because it's close and I can stay with family instead of getting a hotel, but it'd be a strange feeling come game time.
|1 week 1 day ago||Funny that can get posted one minute apart.||
I'd expect that with Velveeta or Spongebob or something, but spirals?