further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|15 weeks 5 days ago||Bench Mob?||
|18 weeks 39 min ago||No good way to make it sound crazy, but...||
I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to make the story sound crazy, but I think it was awesome. Sadly, it doesn't really involve drinking or passing or any other fun circumstance. It also probably can't ever be repeated, so that is cool.
Way back in the day, I was working for the athletic department doing maintenance and custodial stuff at Crisler and the Stadium. I worked my way up the peon rungs and was given a master key (that unlocked everything) to make it easier for me to do my job and to get started in the morning/lock up at night.
Anyway, I arranged for my housemates and I to challenge a group of friends to a basketball game. We went to Crisler at 11:00 one night, shut the curtains to the tunnel/concourse and turned on the lights. We preceded to play first to 100 with breaks at every first to multiple of 25. Couple of hours later, and my squad had lost by two due to a couple of missed layups by yours truly. there is photographic evidence, that I won't share as to not incriminate the others.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
7 months older than your twins and he is going to be a junior.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Broadcast Rights||
Since the NCAA isn't selling broadcast rights (only access to the building), then I guess they won't mind when my friends and I shoot the game on our phones (multiple angles, replay from about every seat in the house) and put them out there for people to see.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmm?||
Ziggy Ansah kills people?
I know LaMarr Woodley does, but since he doesn't have a current employer...
|52 weeks 3 hours ago||My Username||
My name on this here blog is a nod to my two favorite Michigan basketball players of my "adult" years of watching basketball. "Adult" signifying 15 and older so that I was old enough to actually figure out what was going on.
Jimmy King (#24) - My favorite of the 5 due to his athleticism. Think GRIII.
Maceo Baston - Coincided with my time in Ann Arbor. Had "length" before it was a buzzword. I loved watching him swoop over people for dunks/blocks/boards
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Ugh!||
Stupid Hayley Wickenheiser! Old people shouldn't be allowed in the Olympics.
Come on USA!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You Are Both Correct||
While I agree that sports are a lot of hard work and to be very good involves extra exertion on the part of the athlete, aren't they correct that the people with "good genes" have a leg up on the rest of the people.
I can practice and practice and become a much better ball-handler and shooter, but I'm not going to get any taller and not quick enough to compete. And, if an athlete ends up at a school with fewer athetes, they can skate by and still be the best. It won't pan out that they make it to the next level or the level after that, but they can definitely use their athletic skills to their advantage without working for a little while.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I think it is the 2014 meme||
Just look how awesome 2014 is! We are good at basketball! Hooray!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||1995 Purdue||
As a bunch of people above, the 1995 Purdue 5-0, freezling, sleety horrible game. As I recall, it was parent's weekend, so nobody showed up due to the weather. I shouldn't have went, but I had a man crush on Mike Alstott and wanted to see him play. Instead I got to watch the punters, sloppy fields, and my fingers freeze.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Best Players?||
In what world isn't Stauskas the best player on the team? He isn't the best athlete, but he is a better basketball player than GRIII. I'd also give him a nod over McGary, but I am glad for all three of them.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Flag Football||
I hadn't read any of the information that you linked to, but I was going to mention that flag football would be the way to go. Then you don't need any equipment aside from a ball and some flags. Hooray, everyone can play!
The problem with that is I could see ultimate becoming a better international fit than even 7-on-7 flag football.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Transcend Sports Fandom?||
I guess you had to be there. Ace, I forgive you and Jack, as you obviously didn't know better and could be excused as Bulls fans. For Gail to don the Bulls jersey is just wrong.
Admittedly, I have a jaded view of the Jordan years, as I was a Pistons fan. Becuase of that, I would never wear a Bulls sweatshirt. This would be like one of us, a couple of years ago, wearing RGIII jerseys to a bowl game. Greatness should not transcend fandom!
I did enjoy the rest of the article, though.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I wonder...||
Without doing any research, whatsoever, I wonder if the reason the "academic" schools rank highest because they still value the educational value of the non-revenue sports.
As the old saw goes, "You can't compete in the director's cup unless you have a lot of different sports in your athletic department."
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Justification (probably not true, but...)||
I know it is probably not the real reason, but the reason given is a solid one: "The song has come up on the list in recent years because it happens to be played in so many other professional and collegiate venues and has no real origination here at Penn State."
We should follow the same reasoning with Zombie Nation, Seven Nation Army, etc. Don't let friends steal songs from other campuses.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||At Least It Was Fair||
On the plus side, at least they were fair this time. On some of the other 10 best, they made sure to give each school one and only one place (campus traditions, best fans, etc.). It gives them some credibility to give some schools multiple awardees.
As far as Woodley v. Graham goes, I feel that the legend of Woodley has outstripped the reality. Graham was at least as good and did it on a team where he was the only weapon so had to deal with more attention. So, I would keep Graham before Woodley, but would probably put them back to back.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Wolf?||
My only question, is why the wolf? Is that a google images error by Orson, or is that a Barwis reference?
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Assistants||
That seems like a lot of coaches. Does that include assistants and other support staff? Good data, but if it includes football assistants, it skews more towards men. I am surprised at the gap, nonetheless.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Old Posts||
Can you look further back than one page of somebody's old posts? When I try and see page 2, bad things happen.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||226||
Go Blue and Go Me!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||My two cents (worth $25k when your kids are in school)||
I've been arguing this with my wife and financial advisor for a while now. They are trying to make me plan for a 10-15% increase a year for the next 18 years. I say there will be a plateau, and here is my argument. (I'm going to make up numbers for ease of understanding)
Let's say that is should actually cost $25,000/year per student. That number is going to increase relatively in line with inflation at 2-5% a year. Along with that, tuition for an in-state student is abut $13,000 a year today (?? just a quick guess). Even if it grows at 10% a year, it can't (at least it shouldn't) grow past the actual cost.
At a 3% inflation rate, that means the actual cost per year per student will be $60,000 in 30 years. So, even if there is no government funding, that's what tuition will cost. If the tution just kept growing at 10% it would be over $200k and that makes no sense unless the University is trying ot make a profit.
Just my theory and who knows how it wil really play out.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Dem's da breaks||
Slightly annoying but a reasonable way of taking hits away from Rosenberg's employer.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I voted Tscherne's, too||
However, I saw Philadelphia Union and not Pac10
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Adidas||
If separated properly, it could be 4 Adidas logos, too. That works mostly for UofM, but still.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||The Wikipedia Article explains this to you||
He came up with names on uniforms, the lateral pass, man in motion, tackling dummy, helmets, Statue of Liberty play, etc. He also won 7 conference titles (finished 2nd seven times, too) and 2 national championships while in the Big Ten.
You may not like that he got the nod, and I agree with you, but don't pretend that he is a nobody and doesn't deserve some recognition.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I don't like him over Bo/Woody||
I don't like the name of the trophy, but he did coach at a Big Ten school for 40 years.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Amazed at the Outpouring of Love||
Like the OP, I was surprised at the ability to watch the game. We were row 54 in the corner and I saw 3 of the goals go in the net without the benefit of replay. So, that part was great.
The entire production was also first class (minus the advertisements), so that was also an A+. The flyover, the fireworks, the introductions during intermissions, etc were all great.
However, I was extremely disappointed in the game itself. At almost no point during the event did I feel involved in the game. I don't know if it was the lack of noise, the distance from the ice, or the lack of a pure hockey crowd, but the atmosphere made it a "meh" sort of event for me. It seemed to me like it was a have-to-be-there-to-say-I-was-there-and-oh-yeah-there-is-a-hockey-game-too sort of thing. Almost an event for the sake of an event.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Purdue 1996||
You remember it different than I do. While, I feel it deserves its own UM/NW badge for those who attended, I do not remember raucousness. It was miserable and I froze and I am a better man for it. But in no way did I enjoy myself during that game.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Hard Edge!||
Welcome, everyone. I'm your dam tour guide, Arnie. I'm about to take you through a fully functional power plant. So, please, no one wander off the dam tour, and feel free to take all the dam pictures you want. Now, are there any dam questions?
|4 years 15 weeks ago||1999||
I want the true star of Independence Denard, the mutant combo of Desmond's legs with Brady's torso. Greatest spread QB evah!