Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||I can't remember researching||
I can't remember researching anything official on this, but I believe that any existing franchise within 90 miles of a proposed expansion franchise more or less has veto power. Milwaukee is about 90 miles from Chicago, and the Blackhawks have a decent following along Lake Michigan up into Wisconsin that a Milwaukee franchise would cut into. Hamilton is less than 90 miles from both Buffalo and Toronto, which is why that idea has ran into so much issues (even though studies have shown the Toronto metro area could support something like 2.5 NHL teams). Seattle is about 140 miles from Vancouver, so it wouldn't represent as much of a threat.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||More space for luxury boxes,||
More space for luxury boxes, I'd imagine. And maybe for an actual press box. They didn't plan for a press box when they built the Joe, they had to go back a few years later and cram one in to the last 3 rows of seats.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||It being an all-Michigan||
It being an all-Michigan affair was just supposed to be a one year thing for the Winter Classic, though it ended up being a two year thing because of the lockout.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||The GLI is Michigan Tech's||
The GLI is Michigan Tech's tournament*, and I believe it's their one big alumni event of the year. Until this year, the GLI has really been the only chance alums in the lower peninsula have had to see them play, and most of the students are home for break in the lower peninsula. They're not going to fill Comerica, but they represent well given the size of their fan/alumni base.
*Technically Michigan and Michigan Tech are co-hosts, but Tech started the tournament, and I'm pretty sure they still run everything.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Right now they're saying||
Right now they're saying Georgia vs Miami in the Chick-Fil-A bowl.
EDIT: Source, writer for the News and Observer, https://twitter.com/laurakeeley/status/409755938913267712
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||My understanding was that he||
My understanding was that he was only guaranteed $300k+ if he finished this season, and could potentially get another $700k+ if he made the roster next season, which is by no means a given.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||He had this condition when he||
He had this condition when he was coaching at Northern Illinois, but wasn't having nearly as many seizures. It's possible that the condition is getting worse, but my guess is that these seizures are caused by the additional stress of coaching at a major university. I don't think he needs to retire, but I really think he should step down to coaching at a lower level.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Technically you left a whole||
Technically you left a whole bunch of possibilities. In college football, it's possible to just earn one point at a time by having the defense score a safety during a PAT attempt.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Disclaimer: My tastes lean||
Disclaimer: My tastes lean heavily towards IPAs/Double IPAs/Imperial Stouts
Three Floyd's Dreadnaught is one of the top Double IPAs, and I personally think it's pretty similar to Pliny the Elder (though my tastings of each have always been separated by at least a year). If Three Floyd's has Dark Lord (especially if it's a variant), that's a must have. I'm not crazy about Zombie Dust (if they bring it). I think it still has a lot of hype from back when citra hops were new and rare, and I've found that most beers brewed with citra are dominated by the same hop flavor. Also not a fan of Tree Shaker, doesn't seem like the peach flavor is strong enough to match up with the IPA. Which kind of makes sense, because the reviews I've heard for peach wheat beers said the peach flavor was overpowering, and the Epic Brainless on Peaches I had last week (belgian style) seemed pretty well balanced. Surly is sadly only bringing Bitter Brewer and Schadenfreude, which are both very good seasonals for their respective styles, but neither do much for me. Short of a mystery keg of Darkness, I don't know what else they would be bringing that they wouldn't have just announced with the other two.
In terms of California beer, I had a System of a Stout from Beachwood last week, and it was a really good coffee stout. Ruination Tropical Heat and Habanero Sculpin both sound interesting, though I think I've only had habanero in a lager before (Fiery Hell from Surly). An IPA should do a better job at cutting the heat. If I were there, I'd also be scouting out the BA Speedway Stout, Keene Idea, Cigar City Brandy BA Hunahpu's Imperial Stout, Silva Stout, Kern Citra DIPA.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Finishing the season 8-1-1||
Finishing the season 8-1-1 isn't that miraculous, it's just what good teams do. UMass Lowell finished their season 12-1. Notre Dame finished their season 9-1-3. Minnesota finished 6-2-1. Wisconsin finished their season 10-2-0. The fact that 3 of those teams got #1 seeds and we were barely even a TUC lets you know how awful the rest of season was.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||The general consensus has||
The general consensus has been that Trouba would be a 2 year player, so I expect him to be back. Still needs to spend a little more time building up bulk and growing into his body to be NHL ready, and he might as well do that here as opposed to in the minors.
With Merrill, it depends on how his off the ice behavior has been. He mainly came back last year because after his discplinary issues, it made more sense to stay in college where things would be a bit more structured as opposed to leaving for the pros where he'd have total freedom to lapse back into bad choices.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||76 - 73 Michigan.||
76 - 73 Michigan.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Fewer travel expenses, and||
Fewer travel expenses, and the conference limits teams to 12 scholarships instead of the NCAA limit of 18.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I remember starting every day||
I remember starting every day sophomore year with 3 straight hours of calculus/physics in that same windowless room...
I had no idea that Doc was the stadium announcer. Probably because I never have (and never will) go to a Saline football game.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||"Why can't everyone have||
"Why can't everyone have different numbers?"
More than 100 players, less than 100 numbers between 1 and 99.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||For what it's worth, they||
For what it's worth, they play a variety of clips from popular songs in the background to this during actual games. I'm guessing there's some kind of licensing/copyright issue that only lets them use those songs in the stadium (and not on youtube), hence the repetitive/generic background music.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||A pint of Fulton Worthy||
A pint of Fulton Worthy Adversary, 10 oz goblets of Bell's 'This One Goes to Eleven' and Surly Wet, 7 oz glasses of Surly Cacao Bender and Surly Darknes 2012, and some sips from other people's Surly Fiery Hell and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Either you or the ESPN||
Either you or the ESPN scoreboard is leaving out a crucial comma.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||They're probably just going||
They're probably just going to change it back to Friday/Saturday, which is what they wanted all along, since it'll maximize attendance. Some of the early press releases even say the games would be Friday/Saturday, and I'm guessing the NHL made them change it to Thursday/Friday to leave more time for the alumni game and other events. Having the games on the weekend is especially important if you don't have the novelty of playing on Comerica Park to convince people to skip work for the game.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||http://www.mgoblue.com/sports||
They only offer access to the video on mgoblue.com if you pay for a subscription to MGoBlueTV. If what you were saying was true, they would make it publicly available. Not to mention the fact that the AD isn't the only party involved since it's being aired by Fox Sports Detroit. Fox Sports and their advertisers don't particularly care if people see the information, they mainly care that people are seeing the commercials, which I presume you're cutting out.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Committee for Institutional||
Committee for Institutional Cooperation. It's roughly the academic equivalent to the Big Ten for athletics (except schools tend to be in multiple different academic alliances), and it consists of all the Big Ten schools plus the University of Chicago. Unfortunately, it looks like the program being referred to is only for doctoral students who have a need for access to special labs/libraries/etc. that aren't available at their school but is available at another CIC institute.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||That's only because of||
That's only because of Southeast Michigan's proximity to Canada, and because the NHL is a league with Canadian teams. I can't say I've ever seen one inside a rink here in the Twin Cities area outside of the Xcel Center, though I don't particularly make a point of checking. They don't regularly have one at Mariucci (University of Minnesota), and they didn't have one at the National Hockey Center (St Cloud State University) last time I went to a game there.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Can't say I'm really a fan of||
Can't say I'm really a fan of them voluntarily making the Michigan hockey team the undercard in their own building for what should primarily be their event, especially if that entails them playing at 5pm on a work day.
Also, in the past they never left enough time for kids to get autographs/pictures. I'm sure everybody could get to meet the entire team in maybe 40 minutes (not an unreasonable amount of time), but the few times I've taken my cousins they were shuffling people off the ice after 15-20 minutes. They only have a 30 minute window blocked off for it, and I'm sure in practice people will effectively only get the usual 15-20 minutes. But I guess if they had discontinued it, it's better than nothing.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||But he's not talking about||
But he's not talking about buying tickets himself, he's talking about using somebody else's tickets. According to the statement, to use somebody else's tickets, you just have to print off the pdf ticket e-mailed to you and then /show/ your M-Card, it doesn't say you have to /scan/ it.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||My tickets were in the small||
My tickets were in the small student section behind the goalposts in that endzone.
That was the one game I decided to sit with friends in the main student section.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||They don't want the NHL to||
They don't want the NHL to get involved. The CHL receives funding from the NHL as an official development league, and some NHL GMs had stated that they would not be pleased if their money was in some way being used for player recruitment instead of player development (technically I think they've been complicit with player recruitment for a while, and just aren't pleased with the amount of money being thrown around), and it's something that they would consider looking in to. The NHL really doesn't care that much whether players like Patrick Kane spend one year at London or Kitchener or Michigan before they make the show (relative to how much it means to London/Kitchener/Michigan to have a player like that for one year), so they'd likely bring the whole player recruitment system down if they got involved. The OHL Enforcement Program and this ruling are for the most part gestures to the NHL to make it look like they're actively policing themselves.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Quality of the club team is||
Quality of the club team is largely irrelevant. Only a few upperclassmen from the club team will make varsity, and only as benchwarmers in the first year or two so you don't have unbalanced recruiting classes.
In terms of potential big donors, the only name I've seen thrown around is the founder of Jimmy Johns donating for an Illinois team. Not sure if he's expressed any interest in that, or even hockey at all, or if it's pure speculation. I've talked to somebody on the club team at Indiana who said they're in the process of getting a new rink, and seemed pretty optimistic about them eventually getting a D1 team (personally I think said optimism is misplaced). And I think there might be some kind of tacit agreement between UNO and UNL about UNL not pursuing a hockey team after UNO dropped their football program.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I still don't get why||
I still don't get why everybody is that upset about the length of the suspension being reduced. The suspension was originally set at 25 games to make sure Torres didn't return to the playoffs (the hit happened in Game 3 of the first round, so Phoenix hypothetically could have had 25 more playoff games after that if they made the finals and every series went to 7 games). Additionally, Shanny had said before the playoffs that since playoff games were more important, suspensions would be weighted appropriately (roughly something that would be 3 games in the regular season would only get 1 in the playoffs). So it's only natural that they would re-evaluate things upon appeal after seeing how many playoff games he actually missed. If Phoenix had lost in the 1st round, he'd probably be serving the full 25. Had they made the finals or had some series run longer, you'd probably be seeing more get knocked off. But I'm sure that under the CBA they can't just come out with the ruling "you're banned for the rest of the post-season, and maybe some next season depending on how your team does, we'll get back to you on that".
|1 year 37 weeks ago||For what it's worth, due to||
For what it's worth, due to the time difference, you can usually get the Google doodles well in advance of them being posted on www.google.com by going to http://www.google.co.nz .