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|8 min 19 sec ago||Very Cool...||
The last #Eating campaign was pretty awesome, and I certainly will donate to it again. I was actually kind of amused by how they drew out how many backers they were looking for relative to gameday attendance - that was great way to put what the needed level of support is for the project.
Now, the question is - do I jump at the opportunity to teach Vincent Smith chess or do I go for the kayaking down the Huron?
|12 hours 23 min ago||Scope...||
It depends on the scope really - if it is just Michigan games, then the stats archive goes back to 1949, I believe, but ESPN has gmes going back to the early 2000s if you search them. Most of the team pages are still active in their original format, I believe, so if you needed stats, you could copy and paste from their site like that. I think the team pages go back for several years as well.
|17 hours 17 min ago||Other Lornes...||
Wolverine goalie Lorne Howes registered 46 saves in the final to earn tournament Most Outstanding Player honors.
Voted for Michigan but mainly because of other people named Lorne doing good work. We need to stick together, man.
|19 hours 25 min ago||Same Here...||
I am in the same boat. I will be 46 and 49 respectively when these game are played, but I am pretty sure I could muster the energy to hang about for a night game if one of these came to be one. Like someone said though, it is a bit of a shame that these sorts of meetings between storied program haven't been all that common recently, and now we have to wait for them...as in, a decade or so for them.
|20 hours 1 min ago||I Bet They Are Tired Of It...||
Other students said they were tired of Winston's off-the-field behavior. Tyler Wendlend, a freshman, said Winston should know to lay low.
After everything else in which Winston has been said to be involved, I certainly don't blame students for being a bit weary of having the antics of one player serve as a terrible distraction and to have their school be in the spotlight on what seems like a monthly basis sometimes. I imagine the team is pretty sick of it too for the most part, but I do agree with others here - this is more than I thought FSU might do.
|22 hours 5 sec ago||Some Other Numbers...||
It's difficult to say much based on the fact that the Utes have played only Idaho State and Frenso State. On the surface, their rushing defense in two games would look impressive:
Yards per rush - 1.4
Rush attempts per game - 40
Rushing yards per game - 55
That really says much more to me about their competition to date being awful at this aspect of offense. The passing defense stats:
Yards per pass - 7.1
Pass attempts per game - 40
Pass yards per game - 283
Those are actually closer to bottom tier - granted, that's two games, so average of two numbers, strength of conclusion...blah blah...
|22 hours 30 min ago||Can Confirm...||
As Manager, Detroit Region Coping Beverage Distirbution & Mixing, I can definitely confirm that there have been periodic demand spikes throughout the last couple seasons. The only upside is that the crews hoofing it from tailgate to house to tailgate with those drinks do get tons of OT in, so the checks aren't bad.
|23 hours 31 min ago||The "Joe-Out"...||
The "Joe-out" is not sponsored or associated with Penn State University, and Stannell said there's no veiled message being sent by the fans.
Other than the message that they either cannot or do not care to understand why this is not a good choice (not to mention an insensitive and thoughtless one) under any circumstances and that the cult of personality surrounding Paterno still persists despite its focus being deceased, right? "We are..." indeed. *facepalm*
|23 hours 42 min ago||In Addition...||
I believe I heard that McDonalds and Visa have since registered similar complaints about the handling of this situtation - and other recent situations - by teams and the NFL, and of course, Raddison suspended their sponsorship of the Vikings (understandably so) after seeing their name in the background of that oh so awkward press conference.
The NFL (and now the Vikings, Ravens, etc...) definitely missed one of the most important lessons of managing in a crisis like theirs - try to get ahead of the story and be honest (well, as open as you can) so as to blunt the reaction as much as possible - you won't succeed entirely, but do tell your story before others can frame it for you. The NFL didn't do this, not that it could have in any way justified what some of its players have done, but now their nightmare is that much worse.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Great To Hear...||
That's excellent news for him and hopefully he builds himself a nice career from here on out. Hope to see more of these....
|1 day 19 hours ago||Nice Article...||
Very nice read, and thanks for sharing.
I remember perhaps a year or so ago that someone posted an article which mentioned that Miller was related to Jim Leyland, but in general I do like these sorts of pieces because you get to know them and get to know why they dedicate themselves as they do and to see how hard they work on and off the field. Very interesting to see that he got some of the inspiration for his work ethic from "Uncle Jim" too.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I Thought About This...||
Sitting in this conference as I was today, I thought more about this - could you achieve a meaningful synthesis using average plays per game but also account for time of posession (probably through simple division) to get a plays run per minute metric? I think this would consider at least the attempt at tempo regardless of success rates on completions (although that would be an interesting transformation as well, to separate out pass / rush).
|1 day 19 hours ago||Not Shocked About Ann Arbor...||
Ann Arbor topped the Life Evaluation subindex, mainly because this is the one - if I understand this survey correctly - that basically measures how happy you are with your current state of affairs and how you rate the future. Like someone said, it isn't obviously perhaps on gamedays, but as a community, Ann Arbor is definitely at ease with itself and optimistic in general.
The one that is very strange is that a quick trip east on I-94 puts you in my neck of the woods, the Detroit-Livonia-Warren (i.e., the tri-county area) triangle, which is one of the worst in overall well-being.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Plays Per Game...||
Per TeamRankings, we are a comfortable 117th when it comes to offensive snaps per game at 64.7 so far for the season. Not that it is much slower, but Army gets about two less than that at 62 snaps on average, which is good for 125th. The fewest? Florida Atlantic at 57.7, but I think this is perhaps attributable to many drives that are brief and end badly in their case. The fastest Big Ten team on their metric is Northwestern - ranked 17th at 84 plays on offense per game on average.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I Might Try This...||
I have to spend the whole day at some Leadership Conference, so in the middle of one of the sessions, I think I might actually try this - I just hope that I do not get trucked like that on the way up from my faux dead position, that's all. Good lord, this is hilarious - Miami perhaps figured that, him being supposedly dead, there's no point in stopping the play to help. Too bad that dude figured it out after they did.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Interesting, But...||
I'll up the ante on this one and take on a future Purdue-Rutgers game, but only because moderating a live blog between fans of a terrible team that are very well-meaning and fans of a terrible team that are already perfecting the art of "classless asshole" should make for a game where everyone is banned by the midpoint of the third quarter.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Not Really...||
I don't think it does really, but remember that those five houses saw, as their first live BTN event telecast, some school from North Carolina play a #5 Michigan team and, well.....*drinks*.
In all seriousness though, I don't think Comcast (my provider) resolved their BTN contract much before 2008 or so.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I Agree...||
If I've got something going on Friday night, the 3:30 PM starts actually seem to work better because I am not literally rolling out of bed and into the game like it seems sometimes - I used to be able to do that without blinking as a student, but about twenty years later, it's a bit taxing. Also, the 3:30 PM starts work better if the family is coming because I find it is difficult sometimes to convince two elementary-aged children and a wife whose obsession does not reach your level to get out the door quite that early.
|2 days 19 hours ago||For Now, Of Course...||
For now, of course, it's a mere prediction and we can still rest relatively easily about that, but if it ever were in fact announced as an actual bowl game, I do have a feeling that the room where the server for this blog is would, well....
|2 days 19 hours ago||1995 Vs. MSU....||
I believe it was in the game against Michigan State in 1995. As I recall, Carr and Biakabatuka got the rushing TDs that we scored in that game. That might have even been Carr's longest run in that role too - it was perhaps 3 or 4 yards on the score.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I Liked It...||
I think Hurst's high school team used him like that too, as a short-yardage / goal line FB, but yeah, I was immediately reminded of the days of William Carr when they put him out there on that play. As I recall, Carr was about 6'0'' and 270 pounds, and Hurst is a smidge bigger than that, I believe, so if we need someone who can eliminate hazards, if you will, with his own force as he or others cross the goal line, I am OK with that.
|2 days 22 hours ago||CFT's Take...||
Even worse, it's all on tape too. CollegeFootballTalk has their own article going here as well - LINK
Video surveillance from the casino shows Rawls entering a casino eatery with two other men, observing an abandoned purse in a chair, and sitting on it, according to an affidavit requesting arrest warrants filed by a Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police officer. After sitting on the purse, Rawls hands it to one of his companions, who places it in a bag before the pair leave the casino, the officer said.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Interesting Article...||
That was actually a pretty interesting piece, I thought. Thanks for sharing.
I'll be honest - I never really thought about USA Basketball as that sort of a marketing opportunity for folks like Krzyzewski, but then it wasn't something I necessarily mulled over at great length. The end of the piece actually is what made me sit and think about what is really happening here perhaps:
So the NBA stars climbed onto the podium on Sunday night at the Palacio de los Deportes, and there was Mike Krzyzewski making his move to the far end, framing himself with the gold medalists.
Yeah, I think I can guess who will - in the long term - get the most mileage out of that photo opportunity. That being said, if you can do this - and you can - why would you not?
|2 days 23 hours ago||Alright...||
There was my reaction to the PSU-Rutgers game...
|3 days 3 hours ago||Full Wardrobe...||
When asked if any more color combinations were in the works, Whittingham noted that the Utes now have white, red and black gear.
So, eventually, Utah is going to have Oregon's problem if this keeps up, of course, although to be fair to the Ducks, only having to wear the same uniform once every 3-4 years (or once and then never again, depending) may save a bit on laundry.
Here's the embed of the OP's video of their introduction, incidentally:
|3 days 12 hours ago||Likely Not...||
The "new old system" went away due to some malware issues, as I recall, and the karma system was the replacement which fit most comfortably within Drupal, as far as I understand - actually, there is a module which basically has all that programming in it. However, the current system was always slated to return, and now it has, and as far as I am aware, this is how it will be in perpetuity.
Now, if we're talking about whether or not it is possible to do this in the current system by number of upvotes, that might not be a bad Brian question.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I'll Be Honest...||
The thought of the Heart Of Dallas Bowl sort of makes me....
|3 days 16 hours ago||Possible Solution...||
I will say that I wouldn't be upset if we took a setup like this and placed it in front of the opposing bench, then at some point, sending over some assistant to check the locks on the cages after which he would look at their bench with a worried look and say, "I'll be back in a little bit..." The idea, of course, is that they would never return and the opposing team would spend the entire game focused on the question - "Will I be eaten by a Wolverine?"
|3 days 18 hours ago||Big Ten In The Sagarin Ratings...||
Here's how the Big Ten shakes out in Sagarin's ratings -
Overall rank / Team / Overall Rating
8) Michigan State, 90.25
10) Wisconsin, 88.10
18) Ohio State, 84.31
26) Nebraska, 80.43
39) Penn State, 76.81
49) Michigan, 74.83
54) Northwestern, 72.72
56) Indiana, 71.73
58) Iowa, 71.28
60) Maryland, 71.21
69) Minnesota, 69.01
82) Illinois, 66.18
90) Rutgers, 64.51
118) Purdue, 59.18
|3 days 19 hours ago||About The Jacket...||
I had always ssumed that, like many business, you would begin to get the catalog at your five-year anniversary and then every so often after that, and that like most such catalogs from which to choose your anniversary gift, it would come down to the alarm clock that also displays the weather or the pen that also can be used as a laser pointer. If there is a jacket involved as noted above, I think that trumps both of those things, especially if the jacket can tell you the weather or also be used as a laser pointer.