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|1 day 4 hours ago||It's simply a risk you take ...... you "lost", move on ......||
I think it's silly --- unless it's an entry-level job or one with intractable pay bands (and union jobs do fall in this category) --- NOT to negotiate when coming into a job.
But there's always a non-zero chance the offer falls through. You have to be willing to accept that before even beginning to negotiate.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Beavercreek Fox&Hound --- I've been there several times||
That's one Dayton sports bar I know a bit about. It hosts the weekly Air Force (as you said, it's an Air Force town!), Nebraska & Penn State fan group game-watches --- between those groups and the hometown Buckeye fans, there's just not tons of room for Michigan fans.
Invariably a couple U-M fans there when a U-M game is on-going, but only a couple.
|2 days 4 hours ago||There's "blame" on Pitt's side too --- in the mid-2000s||
Pitt turned down a 1-1 for 2008-2009 because they wanted a longer, 4- or 6- year series.
PSU only wanted 2 years, so instead scheduled Syracuse for 2008-09 instead.
If Pitt had won one more game in 2014, they would have been Pinstripe Bowl eligible (per the ACC's Bowl-slotting rules) and we could have played last year.
That one, their fans don't necessarily like it but the "blame" as it is is solely on Pitt. Don't lose home games to AKRON.
|2 days 5 hours ago||The real targe for blame: the 9-game conference schedule||
9 conference games only leaves 3 OOC games --- and every school's desire for (at least) 7 home games leaves the opportunity for only 1 home and home OOC series.
For PSU, that home and home will be Pittsburgh in 2016-2019, VT in 2020 & 2025, WVU in 2023 & 2024, and per rumors, Georgia in 2021 & 2022.
Sorry --- I am a Penn State fan who doesn't have a hatred of Pittsburgh --- but I also want at least SOME diversity in the OOC schedule. 9 B1G home games makes it impossible to get both (a) diversity and (b) an annual OOC foe.
Iowa fans have the same issue w/ Iowa State being on their schedules in future years.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Pac-12 women's lacrosse may be very very near||
Stanford, USC, Colorado, Oregon and Cal all sponsor the sport. They currently play women's lacrosse in something called the "Mountain Pacific Sports Federation", against other schools like St. Mary's and Fresno State and San Diego State.
Now, Arizona State needs to add a women's sport in addition to their new D-1 men's ice hockey team. Sounds like that sport will be either women's rowing or women's lax.
If it's lacrosse --- that's six and the Pac-12 likely sponsors the sport.
The whole point here --- Pac-12 women's lacrosse may give a kick in the butt to the idea of Pac-12 men's lacrosse. I DO believe men's lacrosse takes off big-time in the next 5-10 years, but you do need to get that "critical mass" of schools out in the west.
|6 days 10 hours ago||ULL @ Auburn game --- absolutely crazy||
ULL is up 10-5, 2 out in the bottom of the 7th --- and they walk SIX straight batters, plus that "free run" in-between.
Auburn has left 19 runners on base in 7 innings. NINETEEN!
10-10 going to the 8th.
|1 week 1 day ago||Do the photos BEFORE the wedding --- IMO||
as another poster said, it does prevent "the altar reveal."
However, one thing about your wedding day is that (a) it goes by incredibly incredibly fast, and (b) you truly get very little "just the two of us" time. You DO want some of that latter --- not for any extra-cirrcular activity, but just to treasure and enjoy the relatively fleeting moment of your wedding day. It's a day you'll never forget.
So, do the photos beforehand, and you get some of that time beforehand. And you also get the chance --- a quick spin in a limo, or just a walk between the two of you, et cetera --- to get that "just the two of us" time in-between the ceremony and the reception (all your reception guests can get a head-start on their drinking in this time).
You get to the reception and believe me, it just FLIES by: an endless stream of dozens of people to talk to, dancing, cake cutting, eating, drinking, et cetera. You're definitely not getting much "just the two of us" time at the reception.
|1 week 1 day ago||Pinstripe Bowl --- very very enjoyable||
Yankee Stadium is actually a remarkably GOOD venue to watch a football game from --- I was pretty surprised by it all.
Wound up seeing 2 games there last year, since I also did Lafayette/Lehigh.
I think the Pinstriple Bowl is a good long-term thing for the B1G to be involved in. 2014 was admittedly a bit of a "perfect storm" for the Bowl. It was sunny and 55 that day (!!!), perfect time slot (4:30 PM Saturday), 2 relatively local teams, 1 fanbase that hadn't gone to a Bowl in a couple years.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||But this isn't necessarily a night game :-)||
Probably not, given the time of year (late November). 2 of PSU's first 11 white-outs were not night games (Notre Dame 2007, Alabama 2011).
All that said --- "Branch murders Morelli!!!!" was a white-out game.
"why is this walk-on named McGroin passing for 1000+ yards against us?!?!?", and
"damn it Gibbons, that field goal was a relative chip-shot!!!!"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Looking at that play-by-play, you're right about the 1st half||
2nd-and-goal from the Spartan 1 --- zero points. A missed 28 yard field goal (really a bit of a gift, as MSU threw an interception instead of just running out the clock).
That's at least 6, potentially 10, points U-M left on the field. 13-7 or 17-7 at the half instead of 7-7, and it's a completely different game.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||I mean, and I'm not drawing equivalencies between||
the actions they are accused of ......... but this statement from Brady's agent reads A LOT like the statement from the Paterno family after the Freeh Report got released.
None of what Yee says is necessarily incorrect. But ultimately this boils down to one thing: either Brady knew or he didn't know. Brady of course knows the answer to that question --- in this deflategate situation, he's really the ONLY one who really knows the answer to that question. Others can draw conclusions, but it's nothing definite.
Given that an independent investigator is not a criminal courtroom (and, of course, deflategate is not an issue that will ever make a criminal courtroom) ----- I will take Brady at his word when he says "I didn't know." New England would have won that game against Indianapolis (and all the other games they've won in recent years) anyway.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Ah, Foster Farms --- Livingston, California||
In a past life, I did consulting work for them, and had to travel there multiple times a year.
California has some absolutely gorgeous spots. Big Sur, San Diego, Monterey, San Francisco, Yosemite, Mt. Shasta, et cetera. Livingston falls on the exact opposite end of the spectrum. I guess it's better than El Centro.
Lord only knows why a company that had a recent salmonella scare is spending a signfiicant chunk of their marketing $$$ on sponsoring a Bowl game ...........
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I can still remember that Miami/Wisky Tangerine Bowl ....||
it was absolutely hilarious. 45 degrees. PERFECT FOOTBALL WEATHER!!! But it may as well have been -459.67 degrees the way the Hurricanes were acting. Wisky had them psychologically beat from the kickoff.
Then the very next year Miami played Notre Dame in the Sun Bowl. Even worse from the Miami perspective: 34 degrees with snow flurries in the air. Not coincidentally, Miami didn't even try and was losing 30-3 after 3 Quarters.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It is all pretty fun to watch ...||
the weeks after spring practice ends are usually pretty quiet in the College Football World. I'll admit, this whole Harbaugh vs. the SEC thing has been a nice sidebar.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The Niners in Santa Clara is terrible ...||
Anyone ever tried to drive from San Francisco to Santa Clara on your average weekday??? Oh boy, save PLENTY of time.
It is seriously easier to get from Santa Clara to Oakland (which, of course, already has an NFL team named after it) than from Santa Clara to San Francisco. I know this will never happen, but given such, they really should be the San Jose 49ers or the Santa Clara 49ers or the Bay Area 49ers.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||One game I see missing ....||
29-October-2005 at Northwestern was a prime-time ESPN night game. 33-17 U-M.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That timeline (2006) isn't right .....||
The Tigers/A's game started at 4:30 PM ET (FOX), the U-M/PSU game started at 8:00 PM ET (ABC).
They ALMOST overlapped, but did not. I distinctly recall the Magglio HR being minutes before ABC signed on-the-air for the football game. Per box scores, the time of the baseball game was 3:23, which corresponds with what I remember.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||30, 57, 87, 41, 22, 19, 17, 9, 32, 76||
those are Xavier's RealTimeRPI #s for the last 10 seasons. At worst, gotta figure U-M is getting an RPI 50-100 team. Very smart add to U-M's OOC schedule.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Sure there's a way. Regarding ESPN and Fox Sports 1 ...||
It's a split contract. Both get Thursday and Friday night games, the conference works with the networks to see who gets what. Some weeks ESPN gets preference, some weeks Fox gets preference. There is no set order.
In 2014, Fox Sports 1 had a combined 5 Thursday/Friday night games, while ESPN networks had 4.
In 2013, they both had 4.
Note that ESPN doesn't have ESPN2 available on the Thursday before Labor Day (US Open Tennis), so that's one less place for ESPN to potentially show a game (UNC/South Carolina or TCU/Minnesota are also possible ESPN games).
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The basic idea of "mandated frosh ineligibility" is insulting||
it's basically saying --- you athletes, you are inherently dumber than your freshman peers.
They can all partake in unlimited partying, unlimited extracirrcular activity, unlimited jobs, unlimited whatever the heck they want. There is no restriction at all on what they can do: it is up to them to figure out how to "balance schoolwork with other stuff."
But you athletes --- you guys, you're inherently dumber than them. We have decided that you are incapable of figuring out how to "balance schoolwork with other stuff." We must restrict you. That restriction: no athletics for you.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||IMO, every school is primarily good fans with a few jerks||
the percentages may vary ..... but they only vary slightly. I've enjoyed every B1G city I've visited, and I've seen them all outside of Iowa City and College Park, MD. Similarly for the non-B1G cities (been to about 10-12 of them).
I'll get preachy ...... I'm not a big fan of stereo-casting people, which, to be blunt, is occurring a bit in this thread. In the long run, we're all just people. Our alma mater/school does not define us.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||Definitely Detroit Southwestern 1990||
Jalen, Voshon Leonard, Howard Eisley --- one team. And imagine if Webber went the Southwestern route instead of Country Day!
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||San Diego Zoo is horribly overrated --- my visit was in 2013||
First off, it's like $55 per day. For a zoo!!!
Second, the big animals like bears and gorillas and tigers are in small areas there too. I felt horrible for the grizzly bear, he was pacing around and literally could only go 20 steps in each direction before needing to turn around. Such a beautiful animal, such a lousy existence.
I do prefer the safari zoos --- but even they aren't truly ideal. The best would be "safari" where animals like wolverines still got to truly interact. Even if that means attacking, killing and eating animals like deer. That's what wolverines do.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, poor guy. Wolverines are animals that don't belong in zoos||
I get it, people want to be able to "interact" with animals and zoos provide people with that opportunity. And for some animals, zoos may not be ideal but neither are they terrible for the animal given the animal's nature.
But wolverines and bears and elephants and wolves and tigers? Nope. Much as us humans want to see them and "interact" with them ...... unless they are in danger of becoming extinct and we can help the species survive, those animals deserve a lot better than a zoo. Zoos aren't fair at all to animals of that nature.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Winnipeg clinches a playoff spot with a win tonight (@ COL)||
Nothing against Calgary or LA, who are also chasing a spot, but it would be really cool to see the Jets in the playoffs. Their last playoff game was against Detroit ... in 1996!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Keep banging that drum ....||
at least you're consistent.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||If you go that route (which I don't believe one should)||
it's *Maryland, sorry U-M. Right?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Reds Opening Day --- I'll be there too||
I have a meeting in the 1-3 block, which is unfortunate, but my office is on the east side of the Chiquita Buidling (5th & Main), so I can see the parade from up high!
I've done Opening Days before in Detroit and Pittsburgh, but I definitely think Cincinnati's Opening Day is the best of the three. As you said, THE Opening Day event for MLB.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||38 years old ... a bit older than I thought||
Bacari's not "old", but it does seem if he has aspirations to be a D-1 HC it's getting time "to make that move."
For the mid-major world, Green Bay is a fairly good job. Win the Horizon and make the NCAA a couple times and other opportunities will open up.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Good reply ...||
the UC/Graduation rate comment made me think I was in a time-warp. Huggins has been gone 10 years now. Bearcats do a good job in regards to graduating players these days.