the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|2 weeks 2 days ago||He actually has a job now,||
He actually has a job now, which those who read the whole article know.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||[double post]||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't see how this can||
I don't see how this can inspire strong feelings either way.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If you can't laugh a bit at||
If you can't laugh a bit at sports-induced sadness (including your own), then you might be taking it all too seriously.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||So you're saying that Zeller||
So you're saying that Zeller and Oladipo have ruined their program?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Well said.||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, it's a real shame we||
Yeah, it's a real shame we won't get to read what surely would have been a thoughtful, well-researched look into the season, definitely not a slapdash, opportunisitic hack-job.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I think he's referring to||
I think he's referring to dirty recruiting by UM at the beginning of his tenure, the tail end of the Ed Martin era - there may have been some overlap.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||If you're going to keep the||
If you're going to keep the French thing going, "Jacques, the otter of elan" would have been nice.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||It's Jorge Luis Borges, not||
It's Jorge Luis Borges, not Jose.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||You know, now that I think||
You know, now that I think about it, I'm not sure that leprechaun is real either.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||in the community, too.||
in the community, too.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||*Serve* (vocative)||
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Is it me, or does Hoke have a||
Is it me, or does Hoke have a bit of Roy Orbison in him, at least in that last image.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||It's a bit dubious to appoint||
It's a bit dubious to appoint yourself to a job that comes with a substantial cash bonus. In other words, it's a big deal if you suspect the decision is not in the interests of Wisconsin football but rather of Barry's bank account.
I don't really have a problem with it (not that I care at all), but it's conceivable that some would.
|23 weeks 19 hours ago||At least it's an ethos.||
At least it's an ethos.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Aren't those elephant seals?||
Aren't those elephant seals? Totally different proclivities, man.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Alii (or alia, alios,||
Alii (or alia, alios, depending on context)
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. I don't see how more||
Agreed. I don't see how more $ improves the "product" for the fan, or for the student-athlete. I don't see schools like Purdue or Minn forking over more cash for better coaches, though it's possible. Michigan already has just about everything money can buy. You know they won't lover ticket prices.
I hope they get the stipend/compensation thing for the players going. That's the only legitimate place for more money to go.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||That is somewhat informative,||
That is somewhat informative, though underwhelming. It sounds like most of the collective action under the aegis of the CIC is administrative and logistical - stuff that saves money and creates conveniences. That explains why Maryland, say, would want to join. But there's surely a point of dimishing returns for those already in, unless the Rutgers ilbrary system has a lot of stuff that isn't in the amassed collections of the current membership, or Maryland happens to come up with some nifty way of saving money on light bulbs.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||For a moment, I'll entertain||
For a moment, I'll entertain the notion that academic considerations played a significant role in this move.
Now, will someone explain to me how exactly current institutions benefit from adding additional members, even one with large research budgets? Does the CIC or some other entity pool that money and share it out? I doubt that, but I'm not sure. And if that were true it would hurt schools like UM that bring in much more than the others. Don't individual researchers (read, faculty) have to propose projects and fight for funding anyway?
So how do UM, OSU, Wisconsin, etc. benefit, in terms of research or academics, from having this new association with Rutgers and Maryland? I don't think they're all sharing the wealth, but if someone knows, please fill me in. Perhaps it encourages cooperation, but there was nothing really hindering that before. When looking for collaborators, academics tend to go to their discipline, their professional associations - not to Big Ten media days.
If it's more general than that, I'll just say that prestige is not concrete, it's not something you can add up. Adding ND or Duke might conceivably add prestige that wasn't there, since those schools have a lot of cachet, but adding a merely respectable institution like Mayland can't do anything but water down the overal academic standing of the conference - as though anyone cares about the average ranking or endowment of the Big Ten institutions. Seriously, to whom and in what circustances could the academic standing of a conference matter? Students don't apply to conferences. Professors don't accept positions from conferences. And, unless I'm mistaken, research grants are not awarded to conferences - they're awarded to researchers.
Ultimately, as a fan I'm disgusted because I don't see that this adds anything of value to me (or to the players, for that matter). I hope we start paying them - that's the only legitimate use of all this extra cash.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks. You are a gentleman||
Thanks. You are a gentleman and a true wit. I salute you.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Any tips for||
Any tips for Oakland/Berkeley?
(also new to area)
|40 weeks 5 days ago||I belive some of the national||
I belive some of the national services only rank a school's top 20 (or 22 or 24) players. That makes a lot of sense to me, even if it's still only a rough indication. But capping it that way doesn't "reward" a school for racking up 3 stars (after a certain point, more is not necessarily better); or, to look at it another way, if you stop at 22 you don't "penalize" for adding depth (or kickers) to an already strong group - say, if Michigan adds a 2-star sleeper on signing day, does that make their class worse?
|1 year 1 week ago||Aren't coaches responsible||
Aren't coaches responsible for doing their own scouting? Or should they just rely on Rivals and Scout?
It would have been nice if our coaches had spotted Hankins's potential.
|1 year 1 week ago||Hawk's tears are like candy||
Hawk's tears are like candy to me.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Someone get it in the Hall of||
Someone get it in the Hall of Fame, NOW.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||As I understood Hayes' story,||
As I understood Hayes' story, the "circle of trust" meant players who could get away with bending the rules. In those screen caps, Urban appears to use it to refer to players he can rely on to perform on the field. So, even if he did use the phrase "circle of trust" that does not itself corroborate the accustations Hayes reported.
In other words, this is nothing. Not that I have any love for Urban or OSU. It is interesting that the media is starting to get after him.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Notice also that they play in||
Notice also that they play in Ohio stadium. And the script Ohio (no state) is one of their major traditions. And their dumbass fans love doing that "O-H" ... "I-O" thing.
So they call themselves "Ohio" much of the time.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I belive they're dead. So||
I belive they're dead.
So Oregon is probably recruiting them hardest.