The D-League as petri dish for weird basketball concepts.
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|2 years 22 weeks ago||Actually, they built the||
Actually, they built the basketball arena on the land where the football stadium was. There were huge issues with traffic and parking that were creating issues in Oakland (part of Pittsburgh where Pitt is) that were causing problems for the university and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (now the largest employer in town and a cash cow for the university).
I personally believe the athletic department made a choice at that point that going "all-in" on basketball was the right move and football was a losing battle. It was a great on-campus stadium in an urban environment. As someone who watched games there as a kid, I was very sad when it was demolished and replaced with a cookie cutter, boring basketball arena. This was a football stadium with a great deal of history that was demolished without a second thought. I guess this is what happens when your college is in a pro sports city.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Thank you Mr. Beeks. As||
Thank you Mr. Beeks. As someone who grew up in Pittsburgh and lived in Cleveland for 3 years (thank god I got out 3 years ago) the thought of comparing Panini's to Primanti's made me throw up in my mouth.
Primanti's is the original and if you have ever tasted both, you know Panini's is trash.
GO BLUE!! Also, the Burgh is awesome.
A Michigan alum from the BURGH.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Excellent! We needed a||
Excellent! We needed a Nigerian replacement for Obi Ezeh. Hopefully Mario will have better luck on the field and match Obi's class off of it.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||UNACCEPTABLE!!!!||
Seriously though, would be nice to have one dude with some kind of track record.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||What makes this even more||
What makes this even more interesting is that Dr Phillips is not some destitute small town with no resources. Orlando people can correct me if I am wrong but this high school probably isn't even that old and the area is not low income.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Okay, sorry for posting.||
Okay, sorry for posting. This is why I rarely post. Apparently this was worse than: "Darius Morris=Butterfly" and "Are Players allowed to cheer/chant." At least I have a sense of humor! Let's see if I can get down to zero points in a single day! Thank you all for your support.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Sorry about lack of||
Sorry about lack of paragraphs. Typed on Blackberry and there were spaces in there when I clicked save.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Excellent point. I think||
Excellent point. I think there would need to be a one-time right to terminate for cause say around 12/1/2011. If the university does not terminate, Rich can't be terminated due to anything from this specific NCAA investigation and must be bought out like any other coach at that point.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I am not a lawyer but||
I am not a lawyer but negotiate commercial real estate transactions for a living. Not sure about coaching contracts, but often in leases the only items modified on an extension are the dates and possibly the rents by amending the current contract. You do have the option of doing an entirely new agreement, but typically this is not done since the vast majority of the language would stay the same.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I like to picture Denard with||
I like to picture Denard with angel's wings singing lead for Lynrd Skynrd with an all angel band, and I'm in the front row hammered drunk.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I was there too. Have been||
I was there too. Have been to a few games there. The worst part for me was the replays on the scoreboard. They almost NEVER showed damn replays!!!! A great play would happen and the scoreboard would be showing some fool with a Halloween mask for the 20 seconds before the next play!!! That was really pissing me off.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||You are correct on your second point...||
Please post your checking account information ASAP and the funds will be available tomorrow morning.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||If you don't see improvement||
If you don't see improvement in 500+ yards against the #4 defense in the country and a young defense that held its own for much of the game, you need to watch a bit more closely. Iowa is a very good team. If not for the -4 turnover margin (OUR TEAM IS YOUNG!!!!), we would have had a great chance to win.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Interesting, but I think||
Interesting, but I think Michigan winning affects our ability to recruit more than OSU losing. Recruits like winners, if OSU loses but we lose more, we are not improving our standing with these kids. We need to prove that our program is on the upswing and that we will be competing for championships. I think Coach Rodriguez has Michigan on the right track and it seems that the recruits are starting to recognize that. Go Blue!
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Go F yourself. Root for||
Go F yourself. Root for another team.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Agreed, I don't think anyone||
Agreed, I don't think anyone in the country has the combination of talent and coaching that we do right now as a unit at the QB position.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||What "route" is Mallett||
What "route" is Mallett running? They switched him to WR? Didn't think he had the speed for that.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||BOOM ARI'D||
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Better Question||
Why schedule games against great 1-AA teams? Delaware State, fine, UMASS/ASU no thanks.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Good one man. North campus||
Good one man. North campus was always odd to me. I was a freshman in 1999 and was one of maybe 20 Black people in Couzens. I went up to Bursley and all of the other Black people were up there. This was especially true of the kids from the Detroit public schools, I don't know if they all decided to put North Campus as their first choice for housing or what, but I never understood why anyone would want to live up there.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||+10,000||
|3 years 25 weeks ago||This was just terrible. Yes,||
This was just terrible. Yes, it is Brian's blog and he can do what he wants but I can also comment that this is probably the least entertaining thing I have read on mgoblog while refreshing this page 60x a day for the last few years.
That said, I can't wait for the UFR to come out today! Thanks for your work Brian! I will drop a few bucks into Beveled Guilt if you promise to end this series now!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Seriously dude, this is on||
Seriously dude, this is on the front page and an Mgoboard post titled "Vlad Gone?" Thanks for enlightening us further.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I agree, I am useless today.||
I agree, I am useless today. Should have been smart and taken the day off, but that may have made today go by even slower if that is possible!!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Can't take anymore uninformed opinions||
Can Michael Jackson's doctor put me in a diprovan induced coma until 3:30pm tomorrow?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Thank God they started||
Thank God they started putting the alternate game on ESPN2. I would have been stuck with only UK-Louisville down here in Charlotte.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Steve Smith||
I think Martavious has a little bit of Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers in him (5'9"/185lbs.). He is a small guy who plays much bigger than he is and carries a major chip on his shoulder. I like the move and think it can work.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I read that too. It is||
I read that too. It is unbelievable to me that someone with such little knowledge is employed to write about Michigan football. Your job is to watch football and write about it, a dream job for many, and you can get something like that so wrong? Ridiculous.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Yawn....How much more time||
Yawn....How much more time until kickoff? I can't take much more of this. Try the Google machine to see if there is an answer to your question.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||A more interesting question||
A more interesting question English majors out there. "Close minded" or "closed minded?" I actually googled and it appears either can be used. That was all I could think of while reading this.