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|5 hours 42 min ago||Legislative Changes...||
This SBNation article touches a little on what the changes would entail - HERE
Most notably, the power conferences would be able to approve rules that only apply to them, but there would also be "pemissible legislation" and "actionable legislation". Permissible legislation would mean that the "Big 5" conferences could adopt a rule that other schools or conferences may or may not adopt based on their own sensibilities. Actionable legislation would be of the variety that still needs to be voted into existence, but this is apparently the more controverisal action item.
|6 hours 57 min ago||Over On Massey...||
Hopefully, we can pull this one out - Massy is going with a 71% estimated win probability for the Bruins, and thanks to my native Chicagoan wife, I had to listen to Blackhawks this and Blackhawks that for most of last night at the Bavarian Inn - even though they are playing the Blues and it has nothing to do with this series. That being said, a win tonight for Detroit would be very, very nice indeed.
|9 hours 28 min ago||Steve Patterson...||
Steve Patterson has made quite a point of trying to make the global expansion of the Longhorn Empire a priority for his department. Indeed, earlier this month, it came to our attention that they have already scheduled a basketball game with Washigton in 2015. That might not seem so impressive except for the fact that the game is to be played in China. He also floated the idea of a football game in Mexico as well as Dubai.
|10 hours 13 min ago||Survey Answers...||
2) I have had tickets continuously since 1996
3) Two tickets
4) I have always only had the two tickets.
5) No, it did not. A late bump in some freelance income did. I seriously considered not renewing because of the price, but I made enough extra on something to do what I need to do around here in 2014 and have the tickets, so it is a reward to myself essentially.
|14 hours 1 min ago||Last I Heard...||
Last I heard, they were still thinking he was a game-time decision, and Babcock said that he was "hopeful" that he would be cleared, but didn't indicate one way or another if he would actually use Zetterberg even then. Babcock did mention that he would look to Henrik for some leadership though, so maybe we would see him. The morale boost, as someone mentioned, might be great, but I assume we'd be talking about extremely limited minutes.
|14 hours 9 min ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
Thanks for sharing that.
That would be pretty cool, I would think, to actually throw out the first pitch one night for the team you grew up rooting for as Morgan said. It is another example of how hard work and determination open the door to some pretty cool moments of recognition like that. It was admittedly amusing that he said he watched Denard's pitch on YouTube repeatedly beforehand.
|17 hours 22 min ago||The Data...||
I don't know if it has been done, but it would be interesting to see a study of college football or basketball ticket prices versus general inflation over the last, say, 20 years or so. I would have to think it would be even higher than the 20%-30% above inflation that I believe tuition alone has risen in a similar timespan. I know they did a similar study with EPL ticket prices in Britain and prices were rising at nearly 200% above inflation at one point. I wonder if some teams in college football could top that.
|1 day 4 hours ago||The Best Explanation...||
I couldn't find the specific tweet, but one sportswriter in the flurry of activity that came around at the time of this ejection posted the photo of the umpire taking a long look at Pineda's neck with a caption to the effect of, "You see what happened was...I pooped on my neck." That seemed to sum it up nicely. The only thing that is left is for Pineda to streak through the Bronx smeared in pine tar.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Massey Does NHL Games Too...||
Massey is actually predicting some close ones tonight, if anyone is interested. The favorites and estimated probabilities are:
- Pittsburgh (51%), predicted 3-2 score
- Dallas (56%), predicted 3-2 score
- Chicago (63%) predicted 3-2 score
I think the predicted score is the median of several simulations, but I don't know everything about the method used.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Interesting Schedule...||
If nothing else, we get a bye after the game in London, so hopefully more than enough time to get over any jet lag from that game. I am also intrigued by starting out the season as the MNF game, so that will be interesting too.
From about Week 12 onwards, well, whether in Detroit or elsewhere, I hope the team remembers to bring the warmer uniforms and gear - that will be a fun stretch as we get into the colder weather.
If we do well in the draft, get some early contributors and everyone stays reasonably healthy, I would hoep for perhaps a wild card spot. As a Lions fan, I could live with that.
|1 day 10 hours ago||From The Artist....||
"I'm not involved so much in the politics," he said. "I'm an artist."
Well, I would say they chose the right artist then, someone undisturbed by the nature of the controversy and in need of a commission, I would imagine. If nothing else, he was forthright about this.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Great breakdown of the 2007 class and targets. Thanks for sharing this.
I could be wrong, but I think that, of the ones that have been shared here to day, this is the list of targets that have the most varied success (from leaving the game altogether to reasonably high pick in the NFL draft), but it seems to be a theme with offensive linemen and evaluations, as someone mentioned.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Not Quite...||
The first article that was posted actually mentioned that this story was coming, as I recall, so this is simply the story that had been promised earlier. The first article was more a discussion of the immediate impact of the commitment itself and what we were getting in Abdur-Rahkman, not the "how" piece.
Speaking of this article, thanks for sharing it, OP. Excellent read about how someone from Beilein's past helped add to Michigan's future.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Other Improvements...||
Some of the other improvements slated for later this year (or next year) :
- final phase of conversion from DSL to broadband.
- extension of sewer mains to the southern suburbs
- Farmer's Market with edible goods bought with actual currency (i.e., the end of bartering)
- Zoning improvements to better separate livestock pastures from public restrooms
|2 days 4 hours ago||Based On The Sample...||
Granted, this is a small sample, but it seems like the nature of the distribution of offers here (3 offensive linemen and 5 wide receivers) is to continue building the stream which would hopefully solidify providing depth to the roster. I don't know about our relative chances with each person here, but the logic seeems clear to me - I like that aspect of it at least.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Interesting Thoughts...||
We don't know much about how 2014's offense will actually perform as we haven't seen it yet, but I sort of see the potential for a parallel if things go better than perhaps most of us expect. With the defense in 2010 and 2011, it seems as if we had the right people in the wrong places basically - a new staff implements a scheme that better suits the skills of those players and a 180-degree turnaround takes place. I don't know about the 180 this time around, but I could see a similar scenario here - right players out of place, new coach, new scheme, consistent scheme. The optimist in me says the result may not be quite as dramatic, but they have the potential to be better than we think right now. Fall camp might be telling in this case.
|2 days 6 hours ago||End Of 1st Stats...||
Well, if I counted right, that comes to eleven shots on goal for Boston compared to only four of them for us. Helm, Jurco and Andersson are all -1 right now, I believe, plus probably one or two others on the Wings right now. We look sort of uninspired at the moment, but there are 40 minutes left.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Trending Downhill...||
US Supreme Court says states have the right to a use (or not use) race (UM Admissions Case)
This had some posts in it that were taking it in a potentially downward sprial. This will have to come down for everyone's safety, I think.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
"The Dakster" was a pretty impressive shot actually, as was the "Selfie Oop". Not a bad display indeed, and as always, it is nice to see teams having fun now and again. I had to laugh about the "Trey Burke Shot" too.
Thanks for sharing this, OP.
|2 days 13 hours ago||From NBCSports...||
Running from the police is bad enough, and then there was this added detail on NBC's site:
"Both of the charges against Paul are misdemeanors with maximum penalties of 364 days in jail."
The Champaign Room is speculating that even this might (key word) not damage his roster status for next season, which is quite some distance off, but it is far too early to tell for certain.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Other Games That Day...||
Per ESPN, the only known game this would go up against in primetime thus far (i.e., virtually everything is still TBA, as you might expect) would be Michigan State vs. Nebraska, which is going to be the ABC / ESPN game at 8 PM that same evening. Other Big Ten matchups that day, if you're curious - Wisconsin at Northwestern, Ohio State at Maryland and Purdue at Illinois in the annual "Train Wreck Classic".
|2 days 16 hours ago||Looks Good...||
That preview looked very cool and I would be interested in seeing this come to fruiton. Consider this backed.
Best of luck and let us know when the completed product is available for viewing. We have quite a few Michigan people in the office here and I am actually going to forward the page to them as well.
|2 days 17 hours ago||The Presentation...||
"The Michigan coaching staff used a tried and true gameplan to make the scholarship offer. They showed young Muhammad Ali film of the Wolverines' system, then showed him film of himself and how he fit. Once the presentation was over, the offer was presented."
I don't know precisely how common this mode of presentation is in Division I, but it is a pretty cool idea and particularly so now since this is a program that is on the rise and a perennial contender again under Beilein. It gives them an idea of how they might look in that scheme and in maize and blue - I like it.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Constantly Late Myself...||
I believe someone actually posted the e-mail that some students received, although that was an e-mail regarding their status as a "SuperFan", as I recall. Like others, I was a bit of a procrastinator and mailed my renewal mere days before the actual deadline, meaning it was likely processwed well after it had passed, and managed to get tickets anyway. I assume that they used to allow some bridge time for all applications to arrive in the days of physically mailed applications.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Some Highlights...||
Some of Francois' highlights from Hudl found their way to YouTube....
|3 days 6 hours ago||Yes Indeed...||
As I recall, it is indeed the 2016-17 season and I believe Dave Brandon has mentioned repeatedly that there is no intention right now of an early exit from the Adidas contract, although I would dare say that it isn't so much about the product as the terms of the contract. In any case, the fan in me does admittedly miss the Nike uniforms, but we won't know much about the direction of the department for a while.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Fair Enough...||
I teach some of the internal courses on an informal basis here, so it doesn't really count, but even then, all I would personally do is make a histogram of rivet size in the steel in order to get some value from the obstructed view seating. That makes it sort of a strange win-win scenario for anyone who either teaches it or uses it extensively in their work.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Their SBNation Site...||
Georgia Tech's SBNation site, "From The Rumble Seat", had some very nice suggestions to boost their spring game attendance actually. My personal favorite was based on the idea that since Falcons fans will pack the GeorgiaDome for two preseason games, dress in Falcons uniforms, then find an opponent either real or made of a team collected from campus, and very few people would be able to tell the difference.
Seriously though, an intrasquad scrimmage in awful weather on a Friday in Atlanta's traffic seemed like a doomed idea from the beginning.
|3 days 14 hours ago||More On Huff Perhaps....||
Thanks to the OP for sharing this information, first and foremost.
On Friday, there was an interesting tidbit at UMHoops about how Huff wanted to possibly play the three to showcase his skills, but I would assume - as Dylan Burkhardt does - that even the four at Michigan would give him that sort of freedom perhaps. Some of the numbers from that piece:
"Huff scored 1.57 points per possession on pick-and-pop scenarios last season with a 76 eFG%, good for the 99th percentile nationally. He also graded out as a good spot up shooter. He’s a a more efficient post-up player than isolation player, but 12% of his offensive possessions were isolations last season."
|3 days 17 hours ago||Interesting Article...||
"I have to be a better leader, I should have taken some of the leadership (opportunities myself) and not anointed some of that (to just senior players)," Hoke said. "I could have done a much better job with consistency. Every day.
As someone in a leadership role, I don't mind hearing Hoke admitting to this because sometimes you do delegate tasks incorrectly or delegate too much and results suffer. He seems to be doing exactly what people in that role should do though - reassess and redistrubute the authority, or indeed, take some of it back. I believe he said something in passing a few days ago about how he has not delegated as much to upperclassmen this year (that sounds more like a structural item - they'll have a role, but perhaps a revised one), and perhaps Hoke becoming a little more hands-on is part of the broader solution in addition to the schematic changes.