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|11 hours 10 min ago||I can see where Magnus can||
I can see where Magnus can rub people the wrong way, but I have no choice but to respect his attitude of: this is my opinion on things and if you don't like it I don't really care.
|11 hours 23 min ago||I miss I Only Post GIFs. Or||
I miss I Only Post GIFs. Or whatever that was. For two weeks that was hilarious.
|17 hours 44 min ago||Please tell me you're||
Please tell me you're thinking of nebulous things like social costs and you don't mean that a former CEO has no concept of the idea of costs and contribution margins and such, and thinks that the beer magically appears in the tap. That's the only way that that wouldn't be a really, really dumb comment.
|19 hours 36 min ago||Not selling beer inside is||
Not selling beer inside is not what makes the Big House sacred.
|19 hours 38 min ago||Just because they would make||
Just because they would make money off of it doesn't make it a "revenue grab." Nothing wrong with making money off of beer sales. People who don't want to pay the expensive prices won't do it. I'd be all in favor.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I have a Galaxy S4. I still||
I have a Galaxy S4. I still have no idea what the shit is going on here, much like, I suspect, the vast majority of Android users.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Ugh guys see here is a||
Crazy my eye. Not a single sub in sight.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Seriously, man. Do I think||
Seriously, man. Do I think very highly of Dave Brandon overall? Nope. Do I think he's doing it up right here? Hell yes. I don't care for neutral site games but there are lots of juicy looking home-and-homes coming up.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Pretty much exactly the kind||
Pretty much exactly the kind of game we should be scheduling.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Thanks. It is, really. It||
Thanks. It is, really. It gets crazy.... in the nine day stretch ending today, I'll have been sailing for seven of them, on three different boats. But weekends like this past one, where it's hard work sometimes but the weather is perfect, are totally why I do it. Once September rolls around, I'm a bit bummed on missing out on games and we sometimes listen to the radio on the boat. But I'd rather be squeezing in the last few races of the year while I still can - there's lots of time for football later. No doubt that does all depend on where you are.... I'm sure the season never really ends in Florida.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I'm regular or semi-regular||
I'm regular or semi-regular crew on like four different sailboats, one of which is the one in Connecticut. Sailing season overlaps football season by three or four weeks generally. We're still racing in September, stretching into early October (but by then, they're not on Saturdays any more.) It's plenty warm in September still.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I've missed quite a few games||
I've missed quite a few games lately because sometimes I do stuff like race sailboats or be out on deployment (I was somewhere between Guam and Hawaii for The Horror, which took place around 2 AM, so, yup, missed that one) or generally just go do fun stuff and live life without having a coronary over missing a football game. Haven't seen an opening-weekend game in years because I keep flying out to Connecticut for a distance race.
Though, during college days at UVA, I only ever missed going to one home football game that I was in town for, and that was because the Ohio game was on at the same time. Good thing too because that was 2003 and things dried up quick after that.
|3 days 22 hours ago||In my lifetime there will be||
In my lifetime there will be a 51st state. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if there were a 52nd at the same time due to some kind of Missouri Compromise kind of deal. Either Puerto Rico, Washington DC, or the splitting up of a state like California, Maryland, or New York. Another slim possibility: the combination of Guam with the CNMI and maybe Samoa into a Pacific state. Although in the case of DC, the ideal solution would for Maryland to reclaim most of the district, and carve out a smaller District of Columbia with zero population.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I miss SixZero's user||
I miss SixZero's user profiles. I realize that was more of an offseason diversion than a football thing and that makes my timing in asking literally about as bad as it could be, but those were fun to read. It doesn't have to be SixZero doing it. It seems like something that's right up Seth's alley.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Speaking as a far-right||
Speaking as a far-right member of the Get Off My Lawn Party, whose platform includes electroshock therapy for anyone who favors or tolerates any deviation from the traditional uniforms, and is committed to finding the warehouse where the blue pants are stored and burning it to the ground and salting the earth beneath it..... I don't care either about the footwear.
I might crack a joke about how they look like they're stepping on canaries, but cleatz don't bother me enough to put up any fuss.
|1 week 1 day ago||Information left unposted is||
Information left unposted is seriously the very last thing this blog ever has to worry about.
|1 week 1 day ago||Last time baseball changed||
Last time baseball changed commissioners there was a strike. Let's see if we can avoid that next year.
|1 week 3 days ago||Oh. I thought for a minute||
Oh. I thought for a minute this meant, like, professionally. I forgot about the Eurotrip. So this is news I like after all.
|1 week 3 days ago||Time to send him packing,||
Time to send him packing, with news clippings about the soccer ref in Livonia as a going-away present.
|1 week 3 days ago||Also shot down: The idea that||
Also shot down: The idea that DB had no control over the schedule change. He had input to what the scheduling inputs were before they got plugged into the computer that spit them out, and he failed to include rudimentary things like "don't make us play anyone on the road two years in a row, and if we absolutely have to, don't make it one of our big rivals." DB put in a token complaint after the fact, and uses that as his crutch to say, see, look, I tried but I couldn't do anything.
Does anyone honestly expect people to believe that the conference forced a schedule on the schools without any input from the ADs? DB had his chance and blew it.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm not going to lift a||
I'm not going to lift a finger to defend the bait-and-switch, and I'm totally on board with the idea that this ought to be something other than the big rivalry game. Minnesota or someone. Penn State.
That said, there certainly are more benefits than "vague, short-lived good feelings 300 miles away from the arena." A few made-for-TV events are good for college hockey in general, and if Michigan is participating in those, there's something to be said for being the face of college hockey. Football doesn't need much extra exposure - hockey does. And Michigan's coaches can tell recruits who are considering the OHL "hey, you can play in outdoor games in front of tens of thousands of fans, or you can play in Owen Sound. Your call."
Chicagoland has like 10 million people in it, so you don't need most of them to be excited. It takes less than 1% of that to fill the stadium.
The clumsy (or downright dishonest, if you like) execution of this event doesn't go hand-in-hand with the benefits of doing it in the first place.
|1 week 3 days ago||There really is no such||
DB doesn't really bother with that veneer. DB does stuff because it'll make money, and then ad-campaigns it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Duke and NC State are ganging||
Duke and NC State are ganging up on UNC. Wolfies dislike Duke but despise UNC with the seething hatred of a thousand suns.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well, they are.||
Well, they are.
|1 week 3 days ago||Honestly, I think a one-off||
Honestly, I think a one-off in Chicago is more than "not-awful," it's a decent idea. Sports like college hockey could use the exposure that comes with "events" like this one. I like it much less for football (hence, I get all up in arms over things like Jerryworld) because of the extremely limited number of games and the fact that it doesn't move the exposure needle much, but for hockey, let's do it. It happens in lacrosse all the time.
I do agree that in principle the AD needs to have this stuff out to the ticket holders before they make decisions about renewing. (Though I did look askance at the board thread that fumed about the average cost of a game going up one dollar.) The NFL for example made sure to announce the London games before anyone had to renew their season tickets. It's just one more piece of evidence on the pile that says Brandon thinks he's such a wonderful marketer and has zero clue about customer relations (or else just doesn't care.)
But I generally agree, this whole Chicago thing is at worst a mixed deal, some good, some bad. Nothing wrong with taking the hockey show on the road every now and then.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're not in the same||
You're not in the same conference with a team if you recruit kids that will get their degree and yet never play that team. The Lions play AFC teams more often than that. AL teams play NL teams more often than that. The B1G is not a conference, it's a loose association agreement between two separate conferences.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm still waiting for a DC to||
I'm still waiting for a DC to say, "I'm really excited about our defense this year. We're going to sit back in a soft zone and play bend-but-don't-break all day. It's the least aggressive defense I've ever had and I love it."
|1 week 4 days ago||Hard to believe it took this||
Hard to believe it took this far in the thread before anyone mentioned Aladdin. Without a doubt the Genie was the best character in any Disney movie, ever, and that was 100% Robin Williams's talent. The animators mostly just drew what Williams improvised. I think you could count on one hand the number of people in Hollywood more talented than him. What a loss.
|1 week 5 days ago||tl;dr||
|1 week 6 days ago||It's really fucking sad that||
It's really fucking sad that you think the traditional uniforms are not interesting.