"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|2 years 21 weeks ago||Clay Travis||
No offense meant to the OP, but I hate that I clicked on the article. Clay Travis is a tool. The fact that he has managed to get a job with a (respectable?) news outlet causes me to further lose faith in God and man!
He does drive home sports talk here in Nashville. As with most everyone in that profession, he just says things to get reactions, only he seems to take it to a new level. At least he did, as I have not listened to him for a while now as it hurts my ears.
Just always keep in mind whenever you are reading anything where he claims to have inside scoop on something, he is 99.999% full of crap.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||The part that I hate is that||
The part that I hate is that it seems that they were able to use the buy-out for Bryzgalov to free up enough space to be a competitor for free agents. The fact that the latest CBA gave irresponsible teams like the Flyers a do-over is so maddening when your a fan of one of the most cap responsible teamsin the league. They pursued Bryz and outbid him and should have to pay the price for making that decision, good or bad.
Instead, they get to do the buy-out and become competitors int he free agent market once more.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Who would've guessed? Instead||
Who would've guessed? Instead of Meghan or Ted dying, it was Pete's mom.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Really good stuff from||
Really good stuff from Rothstein. I hope he goes into why he didn't make it in baseball. I've heard anecdotally that it was because he couldn't hit the curve ball, but that seems too simplistic to me.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Thanks for this. As someone||
Thanks for this. As someone who just has general knowledge of the subject, I truly appreciate you pointing me in the direction of some recommended reading.
Thanks so much!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||His other comment that really||
His other comment that really bugs me is when he says that it is generally recognized that the Wings have historically used interference to our advantage and that was a major reason for ourprolonged success through the years.
It's as bad as having to listen to Buckeye broadcasters during Michigan football games!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I haven't looked at the stats||
I haven't looked at the stats but I feel that this has been a big reason for the Wings' success. It seems that we have been winning more than our share of face-offs, especially the important ones.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||A lot of people have remarked||
A lot of people have remarked about the role reversals this year for the Wings. Usually, we would be considered the talented juggernaut with all the pressure on us to win.
This year it is generally assumed that we are a mediocre team who is overachieving.
No pressure on us to win - all the pressure on the Hawks.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||CBC!||
I am so jealous. I miss CBC telecasts!
Tell me if it is Bob Cole and Harry Neale, the greatest hockey duo ever (followed close behind by Dave Strader and Mickey Redmond!)
|2 years 27 weeks ago||The Telecast||
Does anyone know if we are going to have to put up with Ed Olczyk tonight on the telecast?
It just seems wrong that we have to put up with the Hawk's local color guy on these national telecasts. He has truly ruinedmy enjoyment of what should be a very enjoyable series. I still am mad about how he characterized the boarding penalty on Franzen in Game 3.
|3 years 1 week ago||I agree.||
I don't really think he got much of a quality chance in Miami. I think Sunday showed that he can be a quality QB in the league. I am no sure, but I don't think Gabbart has put up those kinds of numbers, and he did it against a quality defense in Houston.
If not Jacksonville, maybe someone will take a chance on him and let him truly compete for a startnig position next year.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Walton||
Has Walton formally committed yet? I saw that the other two did earlier this week.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Great job Heiko||
...but is anyone else interested in asking a few more questions about the bubble screen and its place in our offense this year?
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Outstanding Job||
Thanks for taking the time to put this together for the rest of us. Some real good insights in there too!
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Ohio Alum||
It does piss me off though that I can't hardly turn on ESPN or the radio and not see or hear an Ohio alum. Granted Herbstreit is not as bad as he used to be, and I find Spielman to be more bearable than others, but it still irks me how many of them are given the ability to share their flawed views with the masses. Robert Smith is the ABSOLUTE WORST! He cannot say something unbiased to save his life! Eddie George is the same way.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||At first,||
I though that Bradley should still get the job.
I think Bradley is getting a bad deal here. He was obviously the (unofficial) coach in waiting and stayed at the program with that in mind. I have no doubt he could have taken other jobs over the last few years. So if it is true that he had nothing to do with Sandusky and did not know about it, there is no reason that he should not be the leading candidate for the job.
Howeva, the problem is in the possibility that maybe he did and maybe he knew. If they hire him and it more facts linking Bradley come out later then it is an even bigger PR nightmare for the school (if that is even possible).
The only way for the school to truly be able to move past this, long term, is to bring someone from the outside and truly start distancing themselves frmo the past. Unfortunately, that move doesn't do right by someone who was very loyal to the program.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Seriously?||
I get that you like the NBA. It is wrong to generalize those that don't agree with you.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I wonder||
Just a thought (which may never get an answer) but knowing now how much Denard was injured during the year, I wonder if that was a contributing factor in giving Devin snaps during some of those games, especially when there was no apparent reason to do so.
Unlike previous years, it seems like there is rhyme and reason for most actions, and that one certainly lacked a certain amount of either.
Gives you a little more comfort when you don't understand a decision to believe that maybe there is an unknown factor or reasno at play which, if known, makes the decision seem completely reasonable.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Me Too||
Still haven't found a good spot to watch Michigan games. How about you?
|3 years 51 weeks ago||THIS IS EXCITING!||
YOU SHOULD USE ALL CAPS TOO!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Morris was great||
Admittedly, I have not taken the time to understand the metrics which are used now to evaluate individual success, but I read enough during the Verlander discussions to see how much they discount wins for a pitcher.
Grownig up during the 80s (and admittedly as a Tigers fan), there was no better pitcher than Morris. He was a fierce competitor each and every start. I think there is something to be said for the belief that he pitched to win and not to put up stats.
Ultimately, you are probably right: a lot of the voters today did not seem him play during his prime. He may never have led the league in wins for a given year, but he was consistently noe of the top pitchers in baseball throughout the 80s. If that does not get you in the Hall, I am not sure what should.
|3 years 52 weeks ago||That's right||
I forgot about that.
I still thought it was great this year and think one or two every year would not only be nice for those that attend but for recruiting and such as well. I assume that is at least partly why the SEC has all of their games at night.
|3 years 52 weeks ago||Confused||
Brandon says that only special games with significant fan interest will be scheduled at night. If Ohio and MSU does not meet those qualifications, what game will? I guess we can expect our next night game in two years when the Domers come to town?
|3 years 52 weeks ago||Don't Get It||
I really don't get all of the hating on Carr here. I don't really care if our coach is nice or mean to the media. I think more important is how do his former players view him. There may be a couple of examples of players not appreciating something he did but most former players still say he was the best. For me, that is much more important than whether he was able to give a halftime interview without seeming like he has a better place to be.
I can see not being completely happy with his results, but over 13 years he only had one 5 loss season, only lost three conference games 3 times, and had 4 Rose Bowl appearances. It was nice waking up every Saturday morning and feeling like we SHOULD win. We didn't always win but I always felt like we should have won. Not too different as to how the Buckeye fans have felt over the last several years.
I've followed the program since about 1980 and I can say that I was very proud of our team during each year of the Carr era. There have never been any accusations of rule-breaking during his time. It may be that I have reduced expectations from what maybe I should have had but those were good years as far as I was concerned.
|4 years 16 hours ago||Yes, thank you.||
That was a great read.
|4 years 17 hours ago||I agree||
I have always been surprised that he hasn't left already. To make Boise State a nationally relevant program. If someone would have told me 15 years ago that a coach would come along and make Boise State a Top Ten team year-in-year-out, I would have thought they could have whatever coaching job they would want in the country.
|4 years 17 hours ago||Petersen||
I think that is interesting about Petersen talking to UNC. I was listening to SVP earlier today and he mentioned it was the best major program job vacancy out there right now. I don't really get that. SVP mentioned it was because of the great recruiting area and low expectations (given it is a basketball school). UNC hasn't really had a nationally relevant football program for quite some time. Seems to me that what Petersen did at Boise would warrant bigger and better than UNC.
|4 years 2 days ago||Zach Banner||
I saw on Rivals that Zach Banner is Lincoln Kennedy's son.
|5 years 2 days ago||Lesson Learned||
I learned from the last time we went through this that you can't believe anything until Herbstreit says it!