"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|1 hour 9 min ago||About Crean...||
I will say, Tom Crean using "out to get some milk" as an excuse to stop by somewhere and butt in on a game of football (or basketball...or indeed chess, Risk, cribbage, etc...). That seems rather true to the man's strange character. Actually, I wonder if he uses that on the recruiting trail, knocking on doors and saying, "Hi, I am Tom Crean. I was just checking out the selection of fresh greens at the market down the street and I couldn't help but notice that your son is on the Rivals 150...."
|2 hours 57 min ago||I'll Play...||
I would probably have not bowed to practicality and funding issues and gone to medical school rather than business school. I always dreamed of being a psychiatrist, specializing in dealing with forensic psychiatry in particular. I was always fascinated by the prospect of having my own run-in with a Hannibal-type dude, if you will.
|5 hours 7 min ago||Best Guess...||
It was probably in the string of much saltier (and over the top, from one person) trolling that eventually was deleted to discourage one person from trolling further. Needless to say, that person made a further bad decision and is spending time thinking about it in Bolivia now. Sometimes, other posts are sadly collateral damage in efforts to excise the larger problem.
|9 hours 20 min ago||That Reminds Me...||
I had questions about that last night myself, but then I realized how it usually happens. Years ago, you see, on a segment of "Headlines" on "The Tonight Show", one of them happened to be something like "Blind Cabbie Forced To Abandon Driving" and all Leno could say is that finally he could return to his day job as an umpire. That sounds about right to me.
|9 hours 35 min ago||Shortcomings Of E-Mail....||
"Would you like me to respond to this or do you want to handle it?" - from the Missouri Director Of Softball Operations, after the "ethics" e-mail
Here again, we see one of the shortcomings of e-mail and why wandering into this territory - the things that might land you in employee or labor relations - is probably a good face-to-face, or minimally an over-the-phone opportunity.
Hesse shouldn't have gone the ethics route and in a professional setting, even if that e-mail is sent, let the people in your department whose daily life is smoothing out the shortsightedness of others handle the reply. Replying yourself, especially if you're deeply and personally offended as Earleywine was definitely won't help. I don't blame him for being pissed, of course - maybe there are e-mails missing here, but those accusations seemed to come from nowhere.
|19 hours 48 min ago||Very Nice...||
I wish more of this would happen downriver where I am, but as someone who grew up in the maze of subdivisions that snake between Saline and Ann Arbor, I shall be increasing my number of visits to the old stomping grounds now. Always up for the opportunity to sample beer.
|21 hours 40 min ago||Congratulations, Sir...||
My MGoAvatar will do a little dance for you and I shall raise a glass in your honor!
|23 hours 35 min ago||Good News...||
Willkommen in Ann Arbor, Moritz!
Good news on a Friday evening and I am rather excited to see Wagner contribute to the Wolverines. My mother - German herself - was quite excited, to the point where she phoned me to tell me.
|1 day 1 hour ago||We Did...||
As part of the "Main Street Fairness" legislation, as it was called, online retailers will be required to collect and then remit Michigan's sales tax starting on October 1st. I believe Amazon is included in that as well actually. I know Overstock has a warehouse here in the state, but I didn't know that Amazon did (the only way they would be able to suject Amazon to this, I believe). I couldn't find a comprehensive list of retailers affected though.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Come On, Nebraska...||
You're better than this...
|1 day 3 hours ago||Even Better...||
What are the odds that - in the commission of this act - his facial expression will not change in an observable way? We are talking about someone whose face would quite literally shatter if he ever could be bothered to smile, of course.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Great Article...||
It took three years, but the story then came full circle on May 27, when the Willis Ward Lounge was dedicated. Genna Urbain (who is now an 11-year-old fifth-grader) spoke at the ceremony, and was given the honor of cutting the ribbon to open it.
“I’m glad they finally recognized him,” Genna said.
As are we, Genna.
Thanks for sharing this article, incidentally, OP. I remembered how "Willis Ward Day" began but actually wasn't aware that the culmination would be a room at the Union named in his honor. Awesome indeed.
For those that have not seen "Black And Blue", it is a very good look into that time and into that season and the run-up to the Georgia Tech game in particular.
|1 day 8 hours ago||To A Certain Extent...||
To a certain extent, I seem to have lived this battle my entire life - I never thought of "Lorne" as unusual, but the incredible amount of difficulty people have with the "e" being silent, never mind anything else, still amazes me.
As for my kids, Astrid Celeste and McLaren Elliott. My daughter's name was actually my idea as Astrid comes from an old Germanic word for "unusual strength", and my son's is a variation of the family name - "Elliott" is my middle name, and rather than make my son the fourth Lorne in the line, we changed it to the Scottish surname which essentially means "son of Lorne".
Still, I cringe especially when people persistently call my daughter "Ashley" because apparently "Astrid" does not compute.
|1 day 10 hours ago||12:17 AM...||
Man, the posbangs don't give those of us who sleep during the small hours much of a chance, but then again, so many schedules among such a diverse group make my complaint a mere quibble, I would think.
Yeah, I am glad it is Friday - the short week turned into a hectic week, and of course we're getting into a crazy season around my little neck of the woods so the phone has been ringing with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind as well.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Other Rules Include...||
"You've seen it where we have a fumble, we have a big pileup and then people start going in and pulling people out," Shaw said. "And now all of a sudden, we're having to officiate to keep from having fights all over the field."
Well, at least you know that while it is entirely possible that you can get backed up to the Gulf Of Mexico if you decide to start shit after a fumble, you still risk the prospect of being greyshirted unexpectedly because the coaches found someone whom they believe to be the next, say, Herschel Walker after they told you the exact same thing previously. It's nice to know that the SEC - as a conference - addresses the human side of the equation from time to time, eh?
|1 day 20 hours ago||Just A Guess...||
It seems like I normally get mine towards the end of July, but then I usually just file them at the time they arrive and set them aside until the proper time, if you will, so I don't pay attention to dats so much. Ticket packs, if anyone is interested, will be available in the middle of June for various games, so I heard.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Looking For Inspiration...||
Maybe Adidas has simply been looking in the wrong spots for inspiration...
|1 day 23 hours ago||Nice Choice...||
Well, if it was going to be a football film, then I do agree with others - this is definitely one of the better ones out there. Actually, I watched it again a couple weeks ago and it really doesn't lose anything for me. Very strong from start to finish, I thought. My kids - being 8 and 7 - this might be a hit-or-miss proposition as it isn't quite their cup of tea yet anyway.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Interesting Development...||
However, the Swoosh did match a lucrative Under Armour offer of $300 million to Texas Ex Kevin Durant to keep him with Nike instead of hometown Under Armour, a surprising move.
Kevin Durant would be willing to give some of that back, right?
In all seriousness though, if they can offer it to a person, they can offer it to a school, or at least it seems that way to me. The question would be whether or not Nike would want to shift its strategy to get in on high-dollar brand deals (their largest being FSU at about $4.5 million per year, I think) at the collegiate level.
|2 days 3 hours ago||This Could Be Fun...||
But, by relaxing the restrictions and allowing its members to exploit the same loophole that Big Ten members so gleefully do, the SEC has signaled that it is more than willing to level the playing field for its guys.
I have this image of Mike Slive shaking his fist in a generally northerly direction and shouting, "YOU WILL RUE THE DAY YOU MADE MY PEOPLE AWFULLY JEALOUS!"
Like someone said above though, I think what happens more often than not at this point is that the SEC - still having every reason to focus a lot of personnel on its own talent-rich region - start invading the traditional recruiting grounds of their own conference opponents first. I tend to believe they are far more afraid of each other than of us or Ohio State or anyone else.
|2 days 4 hours ago||No Valenti...||
Valenti goes off on Peppers
Mike Valenti: Generally Bad At Things.
That's why is among those to be left unmentioned here.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Smallest Violin...||
It turns out that we do have someone that handles those very requests. He left a message for Mike Slive just now. It read precisely this...
|2 days 19 hours ago||It's A Start...||
Now if they would allow you to travel I-75 through rural Ohio as people travel I-696 through Oakland County here in Michigan...
|2 days 19 hours ago||Nothing Says It...||
Well, I guess nothing says I care like sharing a condom full of urine. Cookies where your own crap was used as the base for the dough might rival that, I suppose, but that would not be nearly as useful or as popular as urine which one was sure would pass a drug test.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Blue Shirts....||
All this time, if you had asked me before I read this reply, I would have told you that blue shirts meant that you worked in one of the more innocuous science / service departments aboard a starship and therefore did not face nearly the risk of dying in a given episode as you might if your had a red shirt. We all learn something new every day.
|2 days 22 hours ago||The End Of The Contract...||
I assume we would wait until the end of the Adidas contract, which is the 2016-17 season as I recall. Of course, I don't know if there is a substantial penalty for backing out early should they choose to do, but I would imagine that even if they made the decision to switch, Nike wants their customary eon to do their "brand analysis" (I have heard of these taking a year).
|2 days 23 hours ago||The Book...||
After reading that article, I would like to read this book actually because it would be intriguing to read such an account of how CTE affects the families of these players, especially players from an era where there really wasn't a lot of awareness of what was happening to players on virtually every play in some cases.
Very poignant article. Thanks for sharing it.
|3 days 1 hour ago||As Am I...||
Sollten wir mit der Begeisterung für die Menschheit unbekannt Deutsch sprechen?
That might be a logical followup question now that Wagner is on his way. I hope I didn't eff up the word order on that.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Very Nice Indeed...||
Well, I should not have watched that with two hours yet left in my workday. I am now officially too hyped up to continue doing meaningful work-related things now.
Time to attack the rest of the day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, I would think. I shall start by plowing right through this hugh cubicle wall that passes for an office.
|3 days 4 hours ago||End Of The Day...||
But the time is coming when the SEC, which showed a total competitive disadvantage with its seven straight national championships, needs to back off and either join the fun or leave the fight.
At the end of the day, there is this.
In an environment in the southeastern US where you seem to have an entire conference of schools that are suspicious - and rightfully so typically - of each others' motives on just about every decision, and yet those schools can stil perform at a rather high level, then I really don't get the basis for their argument. Saban said, "We have a lot of crazy rules"....well, this is your rule, you likely wouldn't be able to get the votes to stop it, and the problem is cultural in the SEC, at least at its center. Examine yourself first, I would say...and I would say it and be laughed off the stage down there, of course.