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|2 weeks 5 days ago||If I were from Cleveland, I'd||
If I were from Cleveland, I'd set Lake Erie on fire and tell Lebron to go jump in it.
(Either that, or I'd have less self-respect in general...)
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Forgot the /s tag?||
Forgot the /s tag?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That's still an awful lot of||
That's still an awful lot of goals to make up. If I'm the US I'm a lot more worried about Ghana.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Could Be a Dull Game||
Not saying they'll completely mail it in, but both teams know they go through with a draw. There's no need for either side to take big risks on offense, and they're smart enough to know that. I wouldn't at all be surprised by a 0-0 draw.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Denard?||
...and instead of playing QB for Michigan, Denard Robinson would have played forward for some soccer team.
I mean, I like the World Cup and all, but I'm not sure I'd want to live in that universe.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Really, if Jim Delaney wants||
Really, if Jim Delaney wants to mark out new territory, can't he just hike his leg and whiz on a fire hydrant?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Anyone Else Gonna Get a Bone||
Look, I'm happy that you're going to get a chance to see the tourney, but if we're goint to rotate the tourney site for the benefit of various conference members, shouldn't they have one in metro Detroit first?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||False||
I've been to the tourney in Indy. It was before Nebraska joined, but Iowa and Minnesota were well represented.
Atlanta may not be the exact geographic center of the SEC, but it's not on the very fringe of it like Washington DC is.
The Western teams just got screwed on this one.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Introducing the P1G||
That's my abbreviation for the conference from now on.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||This could work out well.||
This could work out well. With only one opponent he has to study up on every week, and following a team he is passionate about, Dierdorf is liable to be stronger as a UM color guy than he was on NFL broadcasts. If nothing else, they should have no trouble dissecting the offensive line play. A bit of a gamble, but worth taking IMHO.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||It's a long story, but I||
It's a long story, but I wound up switching back and forth between Shiner and Manhattans. I should be sober by Sunday.
BTW: If anyone's going from the Chicago area and wants to carpool, I'm game.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||This||
This is exactly right. In football, if you make a bowl you get 10-15 extra practices before the game.. In basketball, depending on the timing of the game, you get maybe 3 or four before your first game. Just not enough to make a huge difference. If you're not going to break even there's no point in going.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Well, looks like you got your||
Well, looks like you got your first one at least.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||POSBANG?||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Beilein Splitting the COY..||
...with the man responsible for Nebrasketball is something I can certainly live with. Congratulations to all three winners.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Milwaukee||
With Milwaukee only an hour drive away, Chicago's U of M contingent will make the trip. Plus Milwaukee is more "midwestern" culturally.
Wisconsin's fanbase will have their own team to root for, and are unlikely to show up just to root against Michigan, so unless Wisky is assigned to Milwaukee too that's not a major concern.
Buffalo's a smidgen closer, but Milwaukee's better IMHO.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Y2K||
This is going back a few years, but I thought the Y2K test was hilarious. "Follow me! Follow me to Freedom!"
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||An Alternative||
The problem is that the kick is practically automatic, therefore anticlimactic.
The solution: eliminate the kick, give a team a choice after a touchdown of taking seven points automatically, or 6 points plus an attempt at a two-point conversion.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Not to mention the fact that||
Not to mention the fact that Illinois suddenly has an outside shot at an NCAA berth: Win two more plus the first round game in the conference tourney and they're up to 20 wins, on a hell of a hot streak, and sporting wins over MSU and Mizzou. It's a long shot, but hope is a dangerous thing...
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Imaginary Numbers?||
So it's okay to use player names and likenesses as long as the jersey numbers are imaginary? So, like, Denard Robinson wearing 16i?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Speaking as an Illinois Alum...||
(Law school, '93)
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I Think...||
I think they should adopt the pentagonal court from 43 man squamish
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I was hoping for||
Yeah, I was hoping for something more like this...
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Um, Yeah...||
...thanks for sharing.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Aside from the convincing||
Aside from the convincing win, this is just a fun team to watch -- they can score and they aren't afraid to go on the fast break. I'm really looking forward to tourney season!
|22 weeks 3 days ago||What the heck, basket still||
What the heck, basket still counts!
|23 weeks 9 hours ago||Dumb||
So you're telling me that natural basketball rivalries like Michigan-MSU, Indiana-Purdue, or NW-Illinois are going to be played exactly as often as geographic absurdities like Nebraska-Maryland or Iowa-Rutgers? That sounds pretty dumb to me.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Never Mind||
Missed /s tag.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Substitution Rule||
Granted, a defensive player who is injured will get a timeout. But if an offensive player is thoroughly winded, he can go the the sideline and be subbed out, while a defensive player in the same condition has to hope that the offense substitutes. Defenses shouldn't have to ask the opposing sideline for permission to bring in a sub for an exhausted player, and defensive players shouldn't be tempted to fake injuries when they run out of gas.
In short, I think it's entirely reasonable to give defenses some ability to sub on their own, just like offenses can. The rule will slow down the game a bit, but goes way short of mandating huddles.
No-huddle offenses can be fun to watch, I'll grant you, but lets give the defenders a fair chance too.
|24 weeks 7 hours ago||Agreed, the call should be||
Agreed, the call should be illegal snap or illegal shift.