the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|16 hours 17 min ago||Oh my god...did I leave the||
Oh my god...did I leave the oven on?
|3 days 3 hours ago||Take one look at Wisconsin's||
Take one look at Wisconsin's schedule. You will accomplish the rare feat of simultaneously laughing and crying.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Wow, I hadn't noticed that.||
Wow, I hadn't noticed that. What a freaking joke of a schedule.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Everyone who didn't think the||
Everyone who didn't think the B1G would fuck this up raise your hand.
No one? That's what I thought.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Huh, promted by this question||
Huh, promted by this question I counted up the number of games I've been to, and the last game I was at was my 50th! That counts a few away games and two bowl games.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So MSU doesn't want to be||
So MSU doesn't want to be third banana to Michigan/OSU in favor of being third banana to Nebraska/Wisconsin? Ok...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The best part is that Texas||
The best part is that Texas wanted everyone in the Big 12 to sign a mutual pledge to not leave the conference, but it had no penalties for actually leaving. Nebraska countered by suggesting a renegotiated TV contract that would increase the revenue for everyone, even out the distribution (the Big 12 had an uneven model that largely benefitted Texas), and had a financial penalty for leaving the conference. Texas refused to consider it. Nebraska realized that Texas' motivation was to make everyone else stay put while they looked for a new conference to join, which is when Nebraska got serious about talking to the Big Ten. The AAU membership snafu was Texas' revenge for Nebraska jumping out of the Big 12 before they could.
And yes, higher education is really just high school cliques on a larger scale and with stuff that actually matters at stake.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I went to grad school at||
I went to grad school at Nebraska, and they'll never get back into the AAU. As the two posters above mentioned, the medical school being a seperate campus is the primary reason they lost their membership. But UNMC had been in Omaha for years and the AAU still allowed Nebraska to stay a member. In fact, the AAU was simply willing to look the other way after they discounted the use of USDA research funds; that is, until one member school started to throw a hissy fit about it after Nebraska decided to leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten. The school that threw the fit, to no one's surprise, was Texas. UT led the internal AAU charge to get Nebraska kicked out, and they were ultimately successful. Needless to say, it validated Nebraska's choice to leave the Big 12 in order to get away from UT's domineering attitude. The blood between the two schools is bad, and even if Nebraska is able to increase its non-USDA research funding to the point that it once again qualifies for AAU membership, I think Texas would do everything it could to block Nebraska's re-admission were UNL to re-apply (which I don't think they would).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Thinly veiled jab is thinly||
Thinly veiled jab is thinly veiled.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||"Wallace Loh – Current||
"Wallace Loh – Current President of the University of Michigan, College Park"
How many other schools have actually taken over another state's flagship university? Long live the M-pire!
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||The FCC says they're cool||
The FCC says they're cool with it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I just hope it doesn't hurt||
I just hope it doesn't hurt us too much in Illinois. We've gotten some good guys out of that state.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I sure hope that wasn't the||
I sure hope that wasn't the original they scrawled all over. That would make me scream.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Burke and THJ I was prepared||
Burke and THJ I was prepared for, so it wasn't that big of a deal. This one has me crapping my pants.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Except in the semifinal||
Except in the semifinal against Florida, when Jim Nantz decided to only say he was from Ontario, Canada. I don't think he knew how to pronounce the town name.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||It looks like the actual||
It looks like the actual jersey patch doesn't have Bridgestone on it, but the game logo itself does.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Gaah, it appeared for me and||
Gaah, it appeared for me and then it went away! Damn you internet gremlins!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||One of the funniest people to||
One of the funniest people to grace the earth. He will be missed.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That Sippin' on Purple||
That Sippin' on Purple article is fantastic. Hats off to the U of M Wikipedia Club for the best unintential trolling of Northwestern in history.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I hear Mitch Albom threw this||
I hear Mitch Albom threw this together last week.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair, Dragon Age 2 did||
To be fair, Dragon Age 2 did feel rushed.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Adidas couldn't be bothered||
Adidas couldn't be bothered to put block numbers on that jersey?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Compare Beilein's postgame||
Compare Beilein's postgame presser to Boeheim's from a few nights ago.
I'm glad John Beilein is our coach.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'm so fucking proud of my||
I'm so fucking proud of my alma mater's basketball team. They fought like hell and came up a little short. What an amazing team. Hats off to Louisville, they had a great team and they were very classy all weekend.
Hail, Hail to Michigan the Champions of the West.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Another update:||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||From Webber's Twitter||
From Webber's Twitter account (https://twitter.com/realchriswebber/status/321433984510881793/photo/1) :
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Probably not possible without||
Probably not possible without getting too political for the board. Suffice it to say, she was an incredibly controversial figure when she was in power and remained so afterward, chiefly because of her economic policies. In the UK, there is no middle ground with regards to Margaret Thatcher, you either love her or you despise her, based on your personal politics. Recent British history is not my specialty, but I know there's quite a lot of literature out there about Thatcher and Thatcherism.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I also heard somewhere that||
I also heard somewhere that after Pitino got cold feet, the finalists were Amaker and John Calipari. Talk about dodging a cannonball.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I've met him too, and I got||
I've met him too, and I got the same impression. Though I remember hearing (from John U. Bacon, I believe) that while Martin was a very successful businessman (he's a multimillionaire), his company/companies are actually quite small. So I guess it stands to reason that, to an extent, he only ever interacted with a few people face-to-face on a daily basis.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I'm glad he's not our coach.||
I'm glad he's not our coach. I much prefer Beilein.
That being said, Bill Martin really does not know his way around telephonic communication.