"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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|5 days 6 min ago||Taco on Players' Tribune||
FYI, there are also "Fill In the (Blank)" interviews (articles?) for Drake Johnson, Tom Strobel and Desmond Morgan on the Players' Tribune. They can be accessed via link at the bottom of Taco's.
Highlights: Tom Strobel loves the song The Safety Dance and Desmond Morgan hates Targeting.
|6 days 3 hours ago||In his defense||
In his defense - and it can't be said if he checked first - but this map has not been regularly updated for some time now.
|1 week 4 days ago||What'd they get?||
Any recollection of what either ordered?
Also, unrelated, but that is a fabulous username/avatar combo you have there.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I wouldn't say wait||
I wouldn't say "wait." Some of us have more important things to do than post 49 different Anchorman gifs a day.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So obvious||
So obvious. Yet another dynamic argument.
And - yes, of course! - another hilarious GIF. You should probably get into comedy. Not sure if you'll have enough time to work on your set though, what with all the time you've spent over the last three months making dynamite game observations like "Unbelievable" or "Yup" or posting various Anchorman gifs that seem out of place.
You are clearly such a unique snowflake - a thought leader no less! - whose time posting one word comments and gifs cannot be impeded to politely and simply explain to someone who regularly checks the website but doesn't spend all day on the message board why his thoughts are incorrect. I apologize for not just listening when you said, "Because I said so!" in nineteen different rude and boorish ways. If only there was an explanation pre-prepared in GIF form!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||*You're||
Language and word choice, as noted in the constructive discussion above between berto714 and myself, is important.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This makes sense.||
This makes sense at least so much as the error of improperly placed modifiers occurs throughout and, in the context of tiebreaker 2 being rendered meaningless, the twisted reading suggested seems the intent of the rule.
Thanks for the added context.
Very odd modifier placement. Time to retain new counsel B1G!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Can't read?||
Can't read? Piss off, man.
The rule clearly says that the records of the teams will be compared. It doesn't say the records of the teams in games played between them will be compared. Apparently it doesn't mean what it says. It is a poorly written rule, which apparently features an incorrectly placed modifier. Next time, you could have linked to a trustworthy source demonstrating the interpretation of the rule instead of being a prick about it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmm||
Are we sure that Tom Dienhart is right? Is there an official B1G source on this? (Not saying you're wrong, just curious).
I think that is an incorrect reading of the plain language there. If that was the intent and the way the B1G will enact this, I would probably fire the lawyer who drafted that.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe that's how they've chosen to interpret it||
Maybe that's how they've chosen to interpret that, but the records of the three tied teams (10-2;11-1; and 11-1) is objectively not the same. If the rule stated "The records of the three tied teams in games played between the threed tied teams" then yes, they'd all be 1-1.
Perhaps that's just a really, really inartfully worded bit of drafting, but I would like to see something more than some conclusory statements from the board and a Tom Dienhart post to confirm if anyone has it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Uhhh||
Am I taking crazy pills?
Rule 1 is overall record. It is not record in games between the tiebreaker teams. Michigan is not even in that category.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You are||
You are reading it wrong.
"1. The records of the three tied teams will be compared against each other."
Thus, the very first criteria is overall record.
The records of the three teams in that scenario has Michigan below MSU and OSU. According to the rules, therefore Michigan is dropped from the equation and the head-to-head tiebreaker is used between the remaining two teams. In this scenario, it would mean OSU going.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||But they didn't||
But that's not the scenario they're talking about. They specifically referenced a three way tie for the division. If MSU loses twice, it's not a tie and there is no tiebreaker beyond the winner of OSU-UM head-to-head (resulting in Michigan advancing).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Where?||
What is that based on?
The Big Ten website says otherwise:
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Uhhh||
That says exactly what the above poster said it did. A three-way tie results in overall record as the first tiebreaker step. Michigan would be knocked out from that step and OSU would go as the winner of the MSU-OSU head-to-head in that scenario.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||No||
The proper emotional hedge bet is betting on MSU straight up. You are happy if MIchigan wins either way, and you more than double your money if MSU loses - apparently helping to lighten the sting.
I have done this frequently with the New York Giants - my NFL team - but my emotions are too much for Michigan betting usually. I generally stay away entirely.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Wrong||
That's the wrong shade --
/looks at comments
Why no helmet stickers?!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Bludgeon T-shirt||
I sent the "Bludgeon!" Tomasula t-shirt to my friend who is an enormous 49ers fan. His response made me feel warm inside.
"I'm going to have an aneurysm before they even get to the buy week.
Awesome Harbaugh win, so glad the niners got rid of him, too much winning."
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Hoboken, NJ Bar||
Not sure who is updating or if this is being updated any longer, but the Hoboken, NJ bars are out of date. The local game watching bar this year is McSwiggan's at 110 First Street in Hoboken.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Todd Frazier||
Todd Frazier and Carli Lloyd may currently have a bone to pick with that.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Eh||
As a Knicks fan - who still holds a candle in vain for THJr - I desperately hope he does not turn out like Tim Hardaway's career has gone thus far. That is probably more akin to his basement.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Welp||
Welp, this escalated quickly.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Mullen is full of it||
The - perhaps - dumbest part of Mullen's comments on the satellite tour was when he stated: "The only purpose for it is recruiting. I don't think it's the right purpose for camps."
What a load of mularkey. So are we to believe that the SEC's local camps are conducted only out of the purity of their own hearts? Why does Mullen get to say that and Harbaugh can't? Simply because of the location of the camp? (Obviously, that is not the pure reason for either.) Why would a camp being local make it about anything other than recruiting? These guys can get bent.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Amaker||
I'd just note that - and I'm assuming here - many of the commenters noting that he may have hurt his ability to reach the NBA are likely basing that statement on Tommy Amaker's total inability to develop talent, rather than the fact that an otherwise NBA caliber player will be hurt by the lack of exposure or competition that comes with playing at Harvard.
See: Horton, Daniel; Harris, Dion; Sims, Courtney; Sims, Deshawn, etc.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Get a good walker||
My wife and I got a puppy in October - named Desmond Howard, obviously. We both work full-time and have active social lives. We have endured the normal trials and tribulations of new dog ownership but have found it rewarding and now, with the pup nearing a year old, he's a healthy, happy, well-socialized and well-trained (for the most part) dog.
These are my suggestions - get a good dog walker to take your dog out for two good walks a day while you're gone. If you do that, as long as you make your puppy's (or rescue's) crate an enjoyable place for them to rest and enjoy themselves in (with some toys and chewy treats), I've found my pup to be more than happy when my wife and I return from work in the evening. I'd also make sure that you take your dog on a decent walk yourself when you get back and, if he doesn't get to interact with any other dogs on his walks with your dog walker, try to take him to a dog park or to a friend's who has a dog so that he/she can socialize. Our dog interacts with other dogs and other humans all the time because of where we live and our dog walker and he is tremendous with other people and animals as a result.
If you're having trouble still, you can also work in a day at one of those dog spas/camps each week and that'll take care of some of his socializing and exploring needs.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||God||
I can't wait until this season is over.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||These uniforms - Woof||
My buddy just texted me with the accurate description: "Looks like we're wearing our pants below our ass with maize boxers."
Why don't we go back to the Fab Five or the Glen Rice era jerseys?
|39 weeks 14 min ago||Rich parents||
Rich parents really aren't relevant, this is something that would likely be covered by the fraternity's insurance policies.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Oh||
To be clear, I have no skin in the Devotee game, but that kind of behavior is rampant on this thread.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||You mean||
You mean like 80% of the people on this thread are doing re: Adam Weiss?