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|5 weeks 4 days ago||The dumbest thing about this...||
Setting aside the many good reasons we want it played every year, this is a dumb idea for even the most jaded branding/marketing wanker.
One of the main reasons that Ohio State and Michigan stay relevant when their performance is lacking is The Game. Even if Michigan blows, they will still register on the national stage toward the end of the season precisely because The Game is played every single year, without fail. The same will be true when OSU has a down year or period. You start skipping a few years here or there and people will care less (ala UM vs. ND).
Even a branding schmo should be able to see that it would hurt the brand.
|31 weeks 12 hours ago||"I got my hair cut correct like Anthony Mason."||
"I got my hair cut correct like Anthony Mason."
|32 weeks 16 hours ago||Yeesh||
Kelvin Benjamin ran a 4.61. Hard to keep pitching Funchess as a Benjamin type WR when he runs a full tenth of a second slower.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||ADA Accommodation||
I think this would stop if he submitted an ADA request for accommodation to his employer asking to be excluded from the media sessions due to a social anxiety disorder.
|36 weeks 2 hours ago||I agree||
He said plenty of positive things about UM. Many of you seem like you want to hate him and are just hearing the things that support your point of view.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed!||
I could not remember his name, but this is the guy from the Haloscan days that I was trying to remember. He was a regular and valued poster who suddenly announced his retirement from the site (no anger, no big causal event)...and then actually never came back that I saw. Seemed like a good dude.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||In the context of this||
In the context of this article, it's a fair comment. He moved from USD, to Stanford, to SF, to Umich without staying put too long. I read this less as a comment that JH really wants to be in the NFL and more as a suggestion that JH has been a bit of a nomad as a coach. I hope he stays a long time, but this comment by the Bee was a reasonable one--not another feeding of the NFL centric trolls.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Good natured piece. I||
Good natured piece. I enjoyed that one and expect some of the kookiness that Harbaugh will bring. It's part of the total package.
|45 weeks 17 hours ago||Vandy||
I am not sure whether things have changed, but in the 1990s Vandy had a reputation for turning away the top recruits it could get due to very high academic standards--including eventual Kentucky star and Nashvillian Ron Mercer. I think they also had no athletic director or had some similar alternative structure that de-emphasized athletics.
|47 weeks 7 hours ago||Gerg Part Deux||
Given the disaster that was The Gerg (his Super Bowl D Coordinator)was at UM, I think salvaging the career of another member of that staff is a poor idea. Skeletor be gone!
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Junior Brown||
Been a while since I've seen Junior Brown and his guit-steel.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Chad Gaya||
That's Chad Gaya, silly. The one that goes "then came the dog that bit the cat that ate the kid my father bought for twoooo zuzim". I think kid here means goat, not a song about human trafficking.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||In Soviet Russia||
In Soviet Russia, you no pay for college...college pay you!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||But is it sourced?||
Sure it's his job. But if the people in question are denying it, it makes you wonder whether he has an actual source or is contorting a safe assumption into an actual decision without getting anything from a legitimate source.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||UVA and UM swap||
It seems to me the committee can give the 1 seed to UM if we win (with UVA as the 2 in the East) and give UVA the 1 seed if we lose (and us the 2 seed in the East), allowing the committee to keep the rest of the bracket the same.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Nitty report||
Lunardi's nitty report has us at #3 overall jumping both Nova and Wichita State.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Yes, look out!||
The Grinch is chasing you!!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||One of the more interesting things about the finale||
Personally, I thought one of the more itneresting features of the finale was MM's breakdown at the end, when he was discussing his near death experience.
This was a character as steeped in nihilism as I can remember on television. References to death being the end, with no promise of afterlife and a stark opposition to religion and its promises of an afterlife or salvation. Even in the last episode, he refers to people as "sencient meat"--to which WH responds, "What's scented meat?".
Then, during his near-death experience, he feels a connected to his late daughter and father and emerges from that experience with the conclusion that in the battle between light and dark--that light is winning (since there was only dark in the beginning).
Whether one believes in afterlife, etc., does not matter to me. But, I thought that change represented a dramatic shift in the character forged by his experience in the case. Either way, I thought it pretty interesting from a character development standpoint.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||FERPA||
FERPA is generally interpreted very broadly. Almost all records created by a university about a student are treated as FERPA protected. There are some specific exceptions created by regulation and statute, but most docs don't fit in them so most are protected.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Franklin seems a risky pick for PSU||
Franklin is a good coach with a bright future. But there is an ongoing rape investigation at Vandy involving football players. In all likelihood, Franklin will emerge free from any legitimate criticism or stain. But, it's not closed yet.
If you were PSU, would you want to risk hiring him only to find out in a few months that he knew, said or did something that reflected badly on him? Seems like an unnecessary risk when there are other good candidates unconnected to any similar investigation.
Seemingly hits too close to home for PSU at this point.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Sportcenter led with UFC||
I actually went to the BWW Bowl last night. We took our young kids so we left early enough to get home by 11 pm AZ time and we happened to catch the start of the evening SportCenter. There were four bowl games yesterday and some top ten basketball match ups. ESPN led SportCenter with the UFC fight.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Disagree||
I used to love watching a huge slate of overlapping bowl games on NYD. I feel like they now go out I their way now to make sure the games don't conflict. NYD needs more games moved back into NYD, not less.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||El Jeffe knows...||
El Jeffe knows what he is talking about. I am pretty sure he speaks Spainish. I am pretty sure "El Jeffe" is Spainish, too.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Oompa Loompa||
I would have been okay seeing the purple faced Brian Kelley as Oompa Loompa head on a stick.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Henne Badge Don't Care||
Henne Badger Don't Care
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Or Leopold and Loeb||
Or Leopold and Loeb, first notorious "thrill" killers.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Footballguys.com||
Easily the best fantasy site and worth paying for. You still need to decide for yourself who you want to start, but the do give you a lot of information to use for that decision. Also, the do a good job of getting you that last minute injury information or late scratch.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Nerd alert.||
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Actually...||
The Jags blog Big Cat Country said yesterday that Monday and Wednesday were outstanding practices for Denard. They were off Tuesday. So I think the ball security issue is being dragged out and overscrutinized based on a few early practices. The reviews on his recent practices are very strong. Taking him off of punt returns is not really a big deal.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Nice Ghostbusters reference||
Well done, Egon.