"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|1 hour 18 min ago||Great And Popular...||
Not only a great event, but a popular one as well. I believe the HOCR regularly draws a few hundred thousand now, bolstered some by the fact that there is typically some international representation in the regatta as well. Does anyone know if we've we got a team in the Head Of The Schuykill as well?
|5 hours 10 min ago||Looking At Highlights...||
It seems like 22 carries, 127 yards and 1 TD in the modern NFL running game is doing it to an Ohio team with authority, and so much the better. Glad to see him starting and immediately being the impactful player we knew he could be. If the change in the athletic department came with that smile, well, who has been able to argue with that smile?
|7 hours 5 min ago||Like Kirk Said....||
"I...HAVE HAD...ENOUGH OF..YOU!"
|8 hours 23 min ago||Playoff Picture...||
ESPN's estimate of the playoff picture is here - LINK
In their opinion, if we started the playoff today, 3 SEC teams and 1 ACC team (guess who) would be in it. The 3 SEC teams would be Mississippi State, Alabama and Ole Miss. The next four out would be Auburn, Notre Dame, Oregon and Michigan State. Interestingly, the resume ranks on ESPN are quite varied, to say the least.
|11 hours 19 min ago||I Miss Denard Too...||
I particularly miss "finding a gap" looking more or less like this....
|12 hours 41 min ago||For Anyone Interested...||
I'll just respond to this but it is a general note to the board - if anyone is in fact interested in the scholarship limitation for official sports at NCAA member institutions for both men and women, that listing is here - LINK. It also makes the disctinction between head count and equivalency sports towards the bottom of the page and explains how the distribution works.
|13 hours 38 min ago||Morning Cleanup...||
There are two threads which are not going very well and probably will continue to not go well just based on the reaction they are getting for the most part....
ND loss Schadenfreude
What ever happened to the Big Ten I used to know?
|16 hours 37 min ago||Interestingly...||
I would just like to be on record as saying that - quite interestingly - this is the second time someone has created a "CC: Lance Leipold" thread. I believe that he had brief stints at FBS schools as an assistant at some level (I think Wisconsin was on of those schools), but the fact that a DIII coach has now come up twice like this is a very MGoBlog moment.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Crafty Indeed...||
A crafty exchange of punts in the FSU-ND game, but it is OK because the two dudes covered in glitter are single-handed providing illumination to their entire section. Someone is definitely getting some sort of poisoning in the student section tonight down in Tallahassee.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Comprehensive List...||
Your 8 PM and beyond games games -
Florida State / Notre Dame - ABC
Washington / Oregon - Fox Sports 1
Iowa State / Texas - Longhorn Network
Nevada / BYU - ESPN2 (10:15 PM Eastern)
Stanford / Arizona State - ESPN (10:30 PM Eastern)
Hawaii / San Diego State - CBS Sports (10:30 PM Eastern)
That last one has huge playoff implications in an alternate timeline.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Some Answers...||
I can't really speak for whoever in fact removed that diary, but there informal parameters that have nothing to do with the content of the opinion per se. Many times, you'll see a diary which is contrarian but well-constructed and makes its point quite well and while those may get downvotes because some merely use the mechanism for anything they don't like, it will also get respect even from its detractors.
Having now read the diary entry again, I dare say it didn't really meet the parameters / standards of something that should have been in the diary section (again, it's more about how you say it, not always what you say there).
As for the other question, if a user is caved, then their account and posts both disappear. If someone is merely blocked, they cannot posts but their history remains.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I Have To Ask...||
I have to ask now if Kevin Sumlin thought "WE'RE GONNA DIE" was a viable way to approach the Alabama defense, because if that was the overarching theme for the Aggies, it's working really, really well.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Oh Wow...||
...and Connor Cook throws a dart right to Indiana's LB Scales and now the Hoosier's have somewhat short field even after a rather inane penalty. Of course, Tevin Coleman grills the defense and puts Indiana right in front from the original spot before the foul.
Wow. Diamont on the keeper and TD Hoosiers.
Can we try out this gameplan for ourselves maybe? Should we ask Kevin Wilson nicely?
|1 day 7 hours ago||Should Be Gone...||
I had to delete the entire chain, but it should be fixed now. Actually, I didn't see the video at all on this end but I could get the audio for some reason. I wonder if that was a laptop / phone format difference.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Switching Now...||
I switched away from WVU-Baylor to Michigan State-Indiana for a bit. Seriously, there is a realizable shot at 300 combined penalty yards in Morgantown - I am honestly impressed that self-facemasking, not washing one's hands after using the facilities and bowing to the inevitable have somehow not managed to get yellow flags in that game.
|1 day 9 hours ago||As They Once Said...||
By Big XII standards, the Bylor-WVU game has turned into a real slobberknocker, as some used to call the slow, plodding games, I believe. Actually, my father enjoys this term in particular, not sure about others. In any case, Baylor has all of 161 yards of offense right now despite the 20 points - definitely the un-Baylor on the field today.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Not Insane At All...||
There's still plenty of game left, of course, but anyone looking for some insane numbers in the Baylor-WVU game will be disappointed - no one is at 200 yards yet, and indeed, only 307 yards gained between both teams.
Of course, plenty of good vertical threats in both WR corps, but the fact that neither secondary has had the chance to show how truly subpar they are yet is a little disenheartening.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
I don't think that the "Once In A While, Cough It Up" strategy is a good one to use if you are playing Baylor. This definitely hurts you less against an Iowa or better still, an SMU team that has to always go for it on 4th down because there is nothing else that has been working. Against Baylor, basically handing them possessions seems like a bad way to go.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Not Sure...||
I found the adjustment to his points made at 1:24 PM yesterday, but no reason given. It might very well have been the diary that sent him over the edge, if I had to guess though. I didn't do the deed this time and I don't think that JGB did either though, but that diary....yeah....
|1 day 13 hours ago||Hard To Get Through It...||
I got as far as #19 before GQ started trying to get me to buy things, but #19 happens to be Ohio State as home of the "Excessive School Pride Douche" by GQ's figuring. Actually, we managed to get an honorable mention in this category as well, along with Penn State, Texas and Duke. Speaking of Duke, that's #2 - "The Original Douche". I can see that.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Wife Day...||
Even though I am married and have two kids, today is going to be pretty low-key and rather football-filled. As my wife actually works later today, there isn't much time to do anything spectacular, though we will be taking the kids to the rededication of our neighborhood park (which the city stopped maintaining in the recession and it has been a point of contention since then). It won't be flashy, of course - a hot dog and "Here, try out the not rusty swings" - but it is an improvement that only took five years of constant bitching on the part of myself and others.
|1 day 16 hours ago||We Played Dickey...||
Per the stats archive's numbers for this game, B.J. Dickey was 8-13 for 147 passing yards and 2 passing TD. On the ground, Stanley Edwards ran for 139 yards on 24 carries, but it was one Butch Woolfolk who accounted for the sole rushing touchdown in the game somewhere in his 20 yards and 9 carries. Both Dickey and Wangler had some minor contributions to the ground game themsleves.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I Saw This Thread...||
...and I was just hoping we could fill it with random moments like this....
|2 days 6 hours ago||When I Was Younger...||
When I was younger, the outcome of Michigan's games basically would determine the emotional footing of the next few days afterwards. When I have skin in the game, the outcome is still important to me in that it is a matter of pride as it is my alma mater out there, but I am pretty good at analyzing the game, processing my feelings and moving on in a matter of mere hours now. Being all of 36 years old, I have found the time it takes to deal with losses decreasing by the year now.
When it is someone else's game, I watch merely for the enjoyment of football, but without the investment, I do tend to focus more on playcalling and statistics than I might during Michigan's games, partly because there is no real undercurrent to me to the story being told by the numbers in the game.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Back In 2012...||
I don't rememeber precisely - I think it was 2012 when someone from the Ann Arbor News asked him point blank about it and Beilein basically said that he didn't see it happening again, stating it was not his "favorite thing to do" (I believe that's how he put it). As I recall, he sort of ceded this particular battle to his counterpart in East Lansing (who once dressed up as Iron Man, I believe).
|2 days 13 hours ago||My Own View...||
We were about to do a sticky for these, but the volume of these died off to a point where it is manageable for now, I think. It is still in the works as an option though.
Actually, I don't believe relative probability is a primary consideration for the "CC" threads genrally, but some of the candidates put forth do have some quirky schemes that are fun to discuss all the same. Stitt is one such person, in my opinion.
|2 days 13 hours ago||How Much It Means...||
A few months ago, when the regents fired the first public warning shots across Brandon's bow, pouring cold water on his plans for fireworks shows at two football games, Schlissel deferred to the regents. A former Ivy League provost at Brown University, he said he didn't have a full understanding yet what athletics — and particularly football — truly meant at Michigan."But he does now," Bernstein said Thursday, laughing. "He does now."
In a way, I rather feel bad for Schlissel because this is how he gets to learn just how much football and the success of the program mean at Michigan in addition to its academic standing. That's probably not the training ground he would have liked, but it seems pretty clear after yesterday that the discontent is widespread and open at many levels, so hopefully between that and his hint at a "reset" of the culture, we might eventually see the change that is needed.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Good Timing...||
This bye weekend comes at a great time, because I don't mind saying that I need a recharge and that my attitude towards modding this week was rather...
|3 days 1 hour ago||On A Broad Level...||
A few people sort of stole my thunder here, but on a broad level, I would like to see the department come to Earth a bit and be just a little more accessible in the sense of being a bit more affordable and a bit more interconnected with the university. I get the whole need to remain in the black and to carry on with the things that make our athletic department such an expansive endeavor, but there must be a way to do it without becoming what it has become.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Meanwhile In Pittsburgh....||
Virginia Tech, in a move which will shock no one, successfully manages a field goal to cut their deficit to 7-3 in the second quarter. This is everything you had hoped that a Pitt - VTech matchup would be, if indeed you are watching it.