"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 18 min ago||Looking For Inspiration...||
Maybe Adidas has simply been looking in the wrong spots for inspiration...
|2 hours 28 min 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.
|4 hours 20 min 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.
|6 hours 58 min 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.
|7 hours 11 min 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.
|8 hours 17 sec 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...
|22 hours 23 min 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...
|22 hours 56 min 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.
|1 day 12 min 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.
|1 day 1 hour 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).
|1 day 2 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.
|1 day 4 hours 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.
|1 day 6 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.
|1 day 7 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.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Great Story...||
Norton and Summers will return to Michigan soon, where Norton will continue to rehab. He said a year ago that he could only take a few steps using a walker and couldn’t balance by himself for more than a few seconds. Now he’s measuring his distance by yards (up to 60 or so per session) and minutes (10 minutes standing on his own). (Remember, doctors initially gave him only about a 3% chance of ever moving below the neck again.)
Like others, I remember the moment before the UConn game in 2010 as well and I was among those who failed to keep their eyes dry. This is a greaty story as well though and yet another tribute to the work of Mike Barwis. Hopefully, this kid is walking even farther and even stronger as time goes on.
|1 day 12 hours ago||That report, however, has||
That report, however, has never been made public; instead, the top judge on the ethics committee, the German Joachim Eckert, released a summary of the report. In it, he declared that while violations of the code of ethics had occurred, they had not affected the integrity of the vote.
So, overt attempts to steer the vote in a particular direction do not necessarily affect the integrity of the vote? I am shocked that FIFA just didn't say, "Your larger point being what?" in this portion of their own inquiry.
|1 day 13 hours ago||This Thread...||
A plea for all of my mgobrothers re: nike Adidas and apparel
Now, now....I am just disappointed no one agreed with me that we should go with Johnston & Murphy for the shoes.
*said by someone wearing retro Onitsuka shoes at his desk*
|1 day 13 hours ago||The Ominous Sign...||
Obviously there's nothing official yet and any changes would come at the end of Adidas' contract term if indeed they came at all, but the most ominous thing to me when it came to the future of Adidas in Ann Arbor was that the highlights of the proposal - posted a few days ago - contained what seemed like numerous concessions. It seemed clear that, in a straight up battle, they were not winning the argument at that moment.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Perhaps The Most Relevant...||
Perhaps the most relevant passage in the oh-so-vast NCAA Handbook:
188.8.131.52 Off-Campus Room and Board Stipend.
If a student-athlete lives and eats in noninstitutional facilities, the institution may provide the student-athlete an amount equal to the institution’s official on-campus room allowance as listed in its catalog, the average of the room costs of all of its students living on campus or the cost of room as calculated based on its policies and procedures for calculating the cost of attendance for all students. The institution also may provide the student-athlete an amount that is equivalent to an on-campus 7-day or 21-meal board plan or the cost of meals as calculated based on its policies and procedures for calculating the cost of attendance for all students, excluding those meals provided as part of the training table. Meals provided on the training table shall be deducted at the regular cost figure from such a student-athlete’s board allowance.
|2 days 8 min ago||My Two Cents...||
How about we reinvent what "family-friendly" actually means? For example, anything by Sidney Lumet, although I would be partial to "Network". We could extend the Paddy Chayefsky theme and show "Altered States" after "Network" too. Alternatively, "Airplane!" or "Caddyshack" would not be terrible options, although if my wife is any indication, the kids won't be seeing either for a while.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I Like This...||
I will say this - I like this, and I think it would be cool if we could get Rockapella to make some minor alterations to their rather famous intro music to Carmen Sandiego to accommodate the show that will undoubtedly follow. Well, it could end up simply being the new "Countdown To Kickoff" music too.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Some View...||
Those in the area, which will include bleacher-style seating, will get a close-up view of Lions player leaving and entering the locker room.
So, since you're paying for this experience potentially, do they throw in - free of charge, mind you - some dude trying to sell timeshares, doing his best to convince you that your equity will go through the roof? I mean, if you want my money, just say so.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I Had Thought...||
I had thought it was something about how the software came to the conclusion that Canadian postal codes - by virtue of their alphanumeric format - constituted an attempt at hacking, but then I could have been quite tipsy at the time the initial explanation for the problem was fronted as well. It is difficult to tell.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Interesting Quote...||
So returning to Edison that Sunday, Tyus Battle decided to get it all over with. He says the Michigan winters and being far from home are the "sacrifices" that come with "finding the perfect fit."
That's an interesting aspect of his decision though, and I am glad that he sees it as such. The winters can be harsher in Michigan than really any place he could have gone save for maybe Syracuse, but I like that his seeming immediate draw to the team and Beilein led the way here.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Alas Too Late...||
Well, I was going to say something about "depth", but I missed the initial error of "OB", so saying we have nice depth at this position probably could have been taken in some unfortunate ways. That being said, I am slightly pissed that I was not here to be able to make that line funny somehow.
In all seriousness, it seems that where we had a real problem before, we now have a nice problem. I like that much better.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Now You Know...||
How You Like Me Now?
I think the board gave a sufficient answer to this question at 39 downvotes and increasing.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Well, OK...||
Well, OK....but only if we can turn right around as a crowd and sing "Muskrat Love" while donning captain hats because if we're going to do something like this, we're going to really just go ahead and do it, I would think.
|2 days 23 hours ago||If We Go Python...||
If a few of us are going to go with answers from Monty Python, I want to throw "Hide And Seek" in as a possibility. It's even relatively cheap if we don't do the worldwide version, but then it wouldn't be nearly as dramatic.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Sports Business Daily...||
Sports Business Daily has a short writeup here - LINK. This might be the one the OP is referencing, but I did want to at least put the article in the thread.
As for having to look at Millen on BTN, all I can say is that this will be emotionally difficult for me as a Lions fan even though I could use a break from Glen Mason.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Thank You, Sir...||
First and foremost, thank you for your service to this nation.
Also, thank you for sharing that article - you're right that it probably wouldn't get to MGoBlog unless someone posted it as you have, but all the same it was quite moving and a reminder of what today is in fact about.